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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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Hyperloop, racing to finish a working real-world line (science news).

April 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Hyperloop, racing to finish a working real-world line (science news).

Fundamental questions, cutting-edge engineering, billions of dollars, economic barriers, political challenges and the greatest transportation leap for a generation at stake. The race to build the world’s first hyperloop is on!

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Cryogenic Chips supercharge Quantum Computing (science news).

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Cryogenic Chips supercharge Quantum Computing (science news).

Commercially viable quantum computing could be here sooner than you think, thanks to a new innovation that shrinks quantum tech down onto a chip: a distinctly science fiction-sounding cryochip.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (season seven: trailer).

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (season seven: trailer).

I think every season since three has been touted as the last-ever of TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but this trailer for season seven promises that really, really, it will definitely be the last ever – honest. Well, we’ll see. Phil Coulson and his team of spy-fy heroes are time jumping to the 1930s, dressing […]

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The Goonies get-together: reunion & new film? (video)

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The Goonies get-together: reunion & new film? (video)

If you are a fan of the old The Goonies! movie, then this reunion with the cast of the iconic 1985 film will tickle you as they travel down memory lane to bring their characters back to life – and Steven Spielberg drops in to chat about the pros and cons of the long-anticipated sequel […]

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The Ministry of Silly Walks strikes back (weird news).

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The Ministry of Silly Walks strikes back (weird news).

Good old Liz Koto has marked the pavement outside of her U.S., Michigan-based house as firmly and resolutely under The Jurisdiction of The Ministry of Silly Walks. The zone is shown by entry and exit signs, and demands any who trespass must henceforth amble in a selection of silly walks to be filmed by her […]

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Discworld novels to become a TV series (news).

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Discworld novels to become a TV series (news).

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld fantasy books are arriving wholesale on a TV screen near you, soon, as his production company, Narrativia, has now finally inked a deal with Motive Pictures and Endeavor Content for adaptations on television. Read the full story over at https://variety.com/2020/tv/global/terry-pratchett-discworld-endeavor-content-motive-pictures-1234591561/ The Offworld Report – the best content offworld SFcrowsnest

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Brave New World (TV series: trailer).

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Brave New World (TV series: trailer).

Ah, joy of joys, there’s a new streaming service from NBCUniversal coming in July 2020 called Peacock, and one of their signature launch series is a TV adaptation of the classic science fiction tome, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, where a (dis)utopian society has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, […]

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Blood Quantum (zombie horror film: trailer).

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Blood Quantum (zombie horror film: trailer).

Streaming on Shudder US and UK comes another zombie horror film, Blood Quantum, where the walkers have taken over the towns but on the isolated Mi’gmaq reserve of Red Crow, Indigenous inhabitants are immune to the zombie plague … and must therefore cope with the consequences of its impact in the country around them, including […]

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Fantasy and SF vehicles: the size comparison chart you always wanted (video).

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Fantasy and SF vehicles: the size comparison chart you always wanted (video).

If you, like us, have always pondered how the Spider Tank from the Wild Wild West film would stack up to the APC from the Aliens movie, then have we got the ever-loving comparison chart – in video form – for you! Everything from the DeLorean time machine, a Halo M510 Mammoth, the Gigahorse from […]

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Nebula-75 (a new Supermarionation scifi puppets series).

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Nebula-75 (a new Supermarionation scifi puppets series).

Nebula-75 is a new science fiction puppet series made entirely remotely by the Century 21 Films bods during confinement in 2020 using existing puppets and materials. Filmed in Supermarionation, and in the style of of Thunderbirds and Stingray, this bad boy is also filmed in SuperIsolation and Lo-Budget! The rocket ship Nebula-75 details the strange […]

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