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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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Aya to Majo (Aya and the Witch): new Studio Ghibli anime flick on the way (anime news).

June 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
Aya to Majo (Aya and the Witch): new Studio Ghibli anime flick on the way (anime news).

Hayao Miyazaki is back in the creator’s seat for the next Studio Ghibli anime film, Aya to Majo (aka Aya and the Witch), based on the Diana Wynne Jones kid’s book, Earwig and the Witch. Read the full news over at https://variety.com/2020/film/asia/studio-ghibli-anime-goro-miyazaki-aya-and-the-witch-nhk-1234624101/ – The Offworld Report, the best content offworld the Nest

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Destiny 2 rolls out the alien-bashing action (game news).

June 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
Destiny 2 rolls out the alien-bashing action (game news).

Game developer Bungie is pushing their scifi game Destiny 2 with plenty of new content, including Destiny 2: Beyond Light – their expansion launching September 22nd 2020. Another expansion,  Season of Arrivals, has just launched. Season of Arrivals and their Beyond Light expansion continue the fight of the last vestiges of humanity and the Guardians in […]

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Could interstellar viruses travel between worlds? (science video)

June 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
Could interstellar viruses travel between worlds? (science video)

In this 20-minute-long science video (thanks PBS), we examine the field of astrovirology, which, although very new, is actually an emerging subfield of astrobiology. That’s because it transpires viruses don’t just influence organisms – they’re incredibly important on a planetary scale. Perhaps even an interplanetary scale? 

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You Should Have Left (horror film: trailer).

June 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
You Should Have Left (horror film: trailer).

In horror flick You Should Have Left (based on the novel Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann), Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried star as a couple seeking a restful vacation only to discover a strange and beautiful modern home which refuses to let them leave … ever! This sick puppy is directed by David Koepp […]

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Archive (science fiction film: review).

June 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Archive (science fiction film: review).

Here’s a trailer for the new science fiction film Archive, by Director Gavin Rothery – it’s the year 2038: and scientist George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI. His latest prototype is almost ready. This sensitive phase is also the riskiest … especially as he has a goal that must be hidden at […]

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Artemis Fowl (fantasy film review by Mark Kermode).

June 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Artemis Fowl (fantasy film review by Mark Kermode).

Our fan of all the flicks, Mark Kermode, reviews the fantasy movie Artemis Fowl. The film stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Colin Farrell, and Judi Dench. Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl, a genius descendant of master criminals, finds himself facing off against a race of fairies who could be behind the […]

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Bill & Ted Face the Music (scifi movie: trailer).

June 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Bill & Ted Face the Music (scifi movie: trailer).

Directed by Dean Parisot (of Galaxy Quest fame), scifi comedy flim Bill & Ted Face the Music sees the time-traveling exploits of William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore “Ted” Logan (Keanu Reeves) re-boot with the now sadly (and sad) middle-aged best buddies setting out on a new quest to seek the song […]

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Hugo Awards finalists for best professional artist (interview: video).

June 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Hugo Awards finalists for best professional artist (interview: video).

The Hugo Awards finalists for best professional artist sit down for an hour-long video interview – that’s Tommy Arnold, Galen Dara, John Picacio, Yuko Shimizu, Alyssa Winans, and Rovina Cai – to discuss all things SFF art-related. And brilliant SF author David Brin makes an appearance, too!

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Comic publisher DC fires Diamond Comics Distribution, comic-stores irate they must buy from a pair of competitors (news).

June 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Comic publisher DC fires Diamond Comics Distribution, comic-stores irate they must buy from a pair of competitors (news).

So, DC comics, one of the two super-powers of the comic-publishing world along with Marvel, has ditched Diamond Comics Distribution, raising an angry mob among comic-book store owners, who must now purchase their DC titles from a pair of comic-book chains who also sell direct to readers – often at massive discounts.

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Perry Mason (cri-fi pulp noir TV series: trailer).

June 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Perry Mason (cri-fi pulp noir TV series: trailer).

HBO is bringing Perry Mason back into 1932 for a new pulp noir TV series (based on the classic crime novels written by Erle Stanley Gardner). The Great Depression grips the United States but Los Angeles is prospering thanks to an oil boom, the film industry, the summer’s Olympic Games, and a massive evangelical Christian […]

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