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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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Mars Challenge.

May 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mars Challenge.

Got an idea for kickstarting the human settlement of the Red Planet? Then NASA wants to hear from you, pilgrim! What do you need to bring, and how do you minimize the need for delivery of future supplies in order to establish a sustained human presence on a planet 140 million miles away from Earth? […]

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Star Destroyer . . . destroyed in slow-mo.

May 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Star Destroyer . . . destroyed in slow-mo.

There are many ways, it seems to celebrate the 4th (as in, May the 4th be with you). One of them is to build a massive Lego Star Destroyer, drop it from a great height, and film the results in slow motion. Today’s the 5th May – Revenge of the 5th!

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That deaf, dumb and blind droid sure plays a mean pinball.

May 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
That deaf, dumb and blind droid sure plays a mean pinball.

If you’ve got a spare $10k to toss away and you’re a hedge fund billionaire or Russian mafia oligarch, then might we suggest you could do a lot worse than blowing your wad on this amazing R2-D2-themed home-crafted Star Wars Pinball machine. It’s made by Altar Furniture and as the video shows, has lots of […]

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Galaxy’s most famous stormtrooper sentenced to dish-washing punishment duty.

May 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Galaxy’s most famous stormtrooper sentenced to dish-washing punishment duty.

Young actor John Boyega, better known as the mysterious stormtrooper in all the new Star Wars Force Awakens movie trailers, has just released a tweet that shows him being sentenced to dish-washing punishment duty by his Father. It’s not clear whether the dad in question was possessed by the Dark Side of the Force when he […]

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Tesla’s real-life Tony Stark wants energy to be too cheap to meter.

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tesla’s real-life Tony Stark wants energy to be too cheap to meter.

Elon Musk, the real life Tony Stark, is having a crack at proving the main missing part of the current solar revolution – the energy storage bit when the sun isn’t shining (like, you know, at night). His firm Tesla – best known for its nifty electric cars – has just launched its Tesla Energy […]

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Mercury Slam . . . how to kill a starship.

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mercury Slam . . . how to kill a starship.

A NASA planetary exploration mission came to a planned, but nonetheless dramatic, end Thursday when it slammed into Mercury’s surface at about 8,750 mph and created a new crater on the planet’s surface. Mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, have confirmed NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, […]

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How the Zombie Stars scream!

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
How the Zombie Stars scream!

Peering into the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has spotted a mysterious glow of high-energy X-rays that, according to scientists, could be the “howls” of dead stars as they feed on stellar companions. “We can see a completely new component of the center of our galaxy with NuSTAR’s […]

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Dungeons and Dragons . . . tools of the Devil?

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dungeons and Dragons . . . tools of the Devil?

Ah, Dungeons and Dragons, gateway drug for the demon-worshipping hordes of the dark one. Yes, Pastor Win Worley has been preaching against the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game and the occult like it’s, err, 1983 again. Forget D&D. Forget AD&D. Let’s blame that child of darkness J.R.R Tolkien for this dark fantasy mess. Or was it J. R. Hartley? […]

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Tell Jabba I’ve got his bed. His Millennium Falcon cockpit bed!

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tell Jabba I’ve got his bed. His Millennium Falcon cockpit bed!

How cool is your dad? Han Solo cool? Or Imgur father Edmcgowan cool? Because Ed has gone and built his loveable rugrats their very own and rather splendid Millennium Falcon cockpit bed. I’m not sure if the Force of these sleeping arrangements will allow their kids a decent night’s sleep – if anything, they might […]

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Jurassic World . . . assets out of containment (new trailer).

April 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Jurassic World . . . assets out of containment (new trailer).

The new trailer is out for the Jurassic World movie, in which, with 20,000 visitors visiting this Dinosaur Disneyland and a heck of a lot of rogue dinos on the loose, the franchise is respun into a kind of Raptor disaster movie. Looks quite promising, and the actor Chris Pratt is now becoming one of […]

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