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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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Doctor Who’s new TARDIS – first glimpse.

December 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who’s new TARDIS – first glimpse.

Dr Who currently has the builders in to do a remodel for the new-look TARDIS, to be introduced in the Xmas Special episode. What does it look like… kind of like an alien horoscope if this first photo from the set via the BBC is anything to go by.

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Dr Who’s alien Snowmen voiced by MAJOR star!

December 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dr Who’s alien Snowmen voiced by MAJOR star!

News floats in of a big spoiler. The alien snowmen in the Doctor Who Christmas special coming our way this Crimble will be voiced by a major star – presumably on loan from The Hobbit movie. If you don’t wish to view this big old spoiler, please hit the back button now. And the answer […]

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Oblivion… first trailer for Tom Cruise flick.

December 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
Oblivion… first trailer for Tom Cruise flick.

No sooner do we have the Planet of the Apes-ish poster for this science fiction film showing Tom ogling a broken-down New York of the future, than the trailer comes our way – some would say leaked, but who are we to judge? To me, this one has echoes of the old Silent Running film, with […]

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DARPA build air-robot based on Star Wars droid.

December 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
DARPA build air-robot based on Star Wars droid.

Here’s a nice video of the US defence tech organisation DARPA playing with their hovering V-bat robot – a droid that they clearly based on the Star Wars Imperial Spy Probe Droid. And here’s how it might look in the future…

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From the Earth to the Moon, as long as you’re a billionaire.

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From the Earth to the Moon, as long as you’re a billionaire.

The private space tourism business just racked up a notch, with the announcement that the Golden Spike Company will be transporting various uber-rich types to the moon for spot of quality me-time. Of course, if you have a billion in spare change and you want to make a difference to humanity’s future in space, might […]

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Oblivion… first poster for Tom Cruise scifi epic.

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Oblivion… first poster for Tom Cruise scifi epic.

Because you’re worth it? No, the tag line is actually ‘Earth is a memory worth fighting for’. The poster is rather a good one, showing a ruined New York in the far future. All you need now is a few apes to pop out and throw a net around Tom, and this Joseph Kosinski film […]

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James Gunn’s Ad Astra open for submissions.

December 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
James Gunn’s Ad Astra open for submissions.

James Gunn’s Ad Astra (http://adastra.ku.edu/) is now considering submissions for its Spring 2013 issue. The e-publication features fiction, poetry and scholarly articles in the science fiction and fantasy genres. The Ad Astra staff is planning to publish at least two issues in 2013. Unlike the premiere issue, which had a theme designed to mesh with […]

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World’s largest Star Wars figure collection, currently $8k in online auction.

December 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
World’s largest Star Wars figure collection, currently $8k in online auction.

And I thought I had a large collection of Star Wars figures (only from my youth, you understand… not allowed to fill the house up with them post-marriage). But I was wrong, for, as you can clearly see, Rancho Obi-Wan has put close to 2000 figures up for auction on eBay… currently bumping along at […]

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The Desolation of Smaug… first pic.

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The Desolation of Smaug… first pic.

No sooner has Peter Jackson finished teasing us with the first of The Hobbit movies, he’s now started teasing us for the second film… The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Here’s the first photo of a certain hairy-footed fellow in a certain dragon’s lair, on a big blooming pile of gold. Ah, that’s what every […]

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Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome… who lives, who dies?

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Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome… who lives, who dies?

The finale double-parter for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome is now online, and young William, aka Husker, has a few hard – and cold – calls to make on the ice planet of the cylons. Who wins and who dies? Would we spoil that for you? Not a bit of it. Mount up, pilot. It’s […]

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