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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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Transformers 4 – Mark Wahlberg’s the daddy.

December 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Transformers 4 – Mark Wahlberg’s the daddy.

When Shia LaBeouf has been written out of the fourth Transformers movie, what’s a studio to do? Well, Michael Bay has spoken, and it looks like they have cast Mark Wahlberg as the father of one of the two young new stars who are about to become the giant transforming robot’s pet human monkeys… actor […]

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Lone Ranger? Don’t be a stranger! Second trailer.

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Lone Ranger? Don’t be a stranger! Second trailer.

One of the early superheroes of the Wild West is coming back our way via next year’s The Lone Ranger film. This oddity has Johnny Depp as Tonto (the American Indian community must be so proud) and Armie Hammer as the USA’s answer to Zorro. I used to have this pair as Action Men-style plastic […]

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In Star Trek Into Darkness, actor Cumberbatch is… eskimo red shirt John Harrison?

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In Star Trek Into Darkness, actor Cumberbatch is… eskimo red shirt John Harrison?

This new photo comes out way with the Cumberbatch character shown as ‘John Harrison’ – who appeared in about twelve episodes of the classic Trek as a red shirt, usually in the background, or as part of a landing party. John Harrison was meant to be an ethnic Eskimo – which, for all of Cumberbatch’s […]

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After Earth – 1st trailer for new Will Smith movie.

December 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
After Earth – 1st trailer for new Will Smith movie.

After Earth is a big budget science fiction film from M. Night Shyamalan which has Will Smith and son Jaden Smith playing a father and son team who crash on a long-abandoned and quarantined Earth of the far future. Apparently, everything on Earth is now evolved to want to kill humans (it’ll be interesting to find […]

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Sonic Screwdriver Santa: Dr Who cast interviews.

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Sonic Screwdriver Santa: Dr Who cast interviews.

Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman, Richard E Grant and Tom Ward chat about their roles in this month’s Doctor Who Christmas Special. So, what can we expect, Doctor? “Lots of snow and a rather good villain.” Matt is chatting enthusiastically about this year’s Christmas special, The Snowmen. Set in a Victorian snow-covered England, the episode opens […]

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Bearing Witness.

December 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
Bearing Witness.

Scifi author Philip Palmer’s radio drama about the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia is being broadcast this week… Bearing Witness.  It’s not his usual science fictional knockabout; it’s a court room drama about some of the big moral issues of the age.  It stars Mark Bonnar as defence counsel Anthony Macdonald. Mark, of […]

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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!

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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.

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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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