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Author Archive: ColonelFrog

Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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Ronald D. Moore Battlestar interview (video).

July 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Ronald D. Moore Battlestar interview (video).

Ronald D. Moore is interviewed about his reboot of the Battlestar Galactica TV series, itself now – dare we say it – a classic. Despite attempts to revive the series over the years, none came to fruition until it was reimagined in 2003 by Universal Television as Battlestar Galactica, a three-hour miniseries. Commissioned by the […]

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How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change (science video).

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How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change (science video).

“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” states Allan Savory. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. It’s happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. He now believes that a surprising factor can protect grasslands […]

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: movie retrospective (video).

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: movie retrospective (video).

Georg Rockall-Schmidt sits down to examine the colourful scifi film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and ponder why it failed to fly. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was a 2017 space opera movie written and directed by Luc Besson, based on the French science fiction comics series Valérian and […]

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Batman’s Batmobile (documentary: video).

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Batman’s Batmobile (documentary: video).

In this hour-long documentary, you can discover the history of Batman’s hot and street illegal vehicle-of-choice, the Batmobile, from the early comics to the animated series and everything in between. Batman movie directors including Chris Nolan, Joel Schumacher and Tim Burton, as well as actors Christian Bale from “The Dark Knight” and Adam West from […]

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Star Trek: Lower Decks beams down August 2020 (news).

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Star Trek: Lower Decks beams down August 2020 (news).

The Star Trek animated comedy series, Star Trek: Lower Decks, is now to beam down on US TV sets this August, thanks to Mike McMahan of Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites-fame. Star Trek: Lower Decks will be the first animated Star Trek series since the 1973–74 Star Trek: The Animated Series. This comedy take […]

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Fantasy Magazine is coming back (news).

June 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fantasy Magazine is coming back (news).

Publisher John Joseph Adams is planning to bring back Fantasy Magazine. The first new issue of Fantasy will appear in November 2020 – joining sister-magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare under the same publishing umbrella – aka Adamant Press. JJA has named Arley Sorg and Christie Yant as co-editors-in-chief and will continue in his role as publisher. The magazine will be […]

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Bafflingly advanced ancient stonework: how the heck did they cut it? (video lecture)

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Bafflingly advanced ancient stonework: how the heck did they cut it? (video lecture)

In some strange ruins, advanced tool marks have been left behind which show precision surfaces as if they were carved and shaped using modern machinery. Also, the vast distances that these monuments, some weighing several hundred tons, were moved from the quarries is a mystery. How could the ancients shape hard stones like basalt, granite, […]

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The Boys (second season: peek).

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The Boys (second season: peek).

Here’s a sneak peek at the second series of Amazon’s violent superhero TV offering, The Boys.

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Blade Runner 2049: the greatest sci-fi movie ever, that commercially failed? (video)

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Blade Runner 2049: the greatest sci-fi movie ever, that commercially failed? (video)

Denis Villeneueve scifi film Blade Runner 2049 is a remarkable movie, but still ended up flopping in the box office. In the film, Ryan Gosling plays K, a Nexus-9 replicant “blade runner” who uncovers a secret that threatens to destabilise society and the course of civilisation. Ridley Scott stepped down as the film’s initial director […]

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Searching for alien civilisations (science video).

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Searching for alien civilisations (science video).

Dr. Shelley Wright of the OIR Lab at UCSD joins good old John Michael Godier to discuss a new way of searching for intelligent alien life, PANO SETI. This new way of searching will look for technosignatures in the form of lasers or other rapid bursts of light. PANO SETI will have the capability of […]

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