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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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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.

December 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
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.

December 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
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.

December 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
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?

December 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
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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Star Trek Into Darkness… first trailer here!

December 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Into Darkness… first trailer here!

The first proper trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness slaps into the video-sphere, complete with images of Star Fleet HQ going into the air (in flaming pieces) and lots of Enterprise crew running around looking scared, angry and moody. If you want to know which baddie actor Cumberbatch plays, read our super spoiler here. If […]

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Ender’s Game – first pic.

December 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
Ender’s Game – first pic.

Harrison Ford plays some shouty officer type in the big budget movie version of Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card’s SF war opus that proved that the concept of child soldiers didn’t wither on the vine of various African battlefields… it went into the future and kicked some alien butt too. From the peeps at EW.com

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