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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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Stan Lee… with great power comes great responsibility.

January 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Stan Lee… with great power comes great responsibility.

Stan Lee is one of the greatest pensioners the planet – or at least, the geek planet – has ever known. He really doesn’t need to prove it to us, but he keeps on insisting on trying. Take for example the young teenager Bowe Cleveland, another victim of the school shootings that seem to permeate […]

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Oblivion… why you run so hard, Tom Cruise?

January 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Oblivion… why you run so hard, Tom Cruise?

And here is a new photograph of Tom Cruise running very very fast in his latest movie Oblivion. This is the film where Tom plays a maintenance man of the far future, Wall-E style, keeping the Earth ticking over until he comes across an escape capsule with a woman in suspended animation who reveals a […]

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British Science Fiction Association shortlist for the 2012 BSFA Awards.

January 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
British Science Fiction Association shortlist for the 2012 BSFA Awards.

This shortlist has been drawn up from titles nominated by members of the BSFA, who will now have the opportunity decide the winners in each category, voting along with attendees of the long-established science fiction convention, Eastercon, which this year takes place in Bradford. Donna Scott, the Awards Administrator for the BSFA said, “It’s been […]

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Kobo doubles ebook sales last year.

January 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kobo doubles ebook sales last year.

Kobo Inc has just told us that it has exceeded 2012 market forecasts, doubling device sales and attracting 4 million new customers within the last six months to bring its total to 12 million registered users. Contradicting forecasts claiming eReader sales would decline in 2012, Kobo’s E Ink eReader sales were up nearly 150 percent […]

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Alphas is dead – no season three.

January 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Alphas is dead – no season three.

A rather sad press release from SyFy about another of their TV series reads, “Syfy has decided not to renew Alphas for a third season. We’ve been proud to present this entertaining, high-quality series for two seasons and to work with an incredible ensemble of talented actors, producers and creatives as well as our partners […]

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Snowpiercer… ice cold in scifi.

January 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Snowpiercer… ice cold in scifi.

A new movie is coming our way… Snowpiercer – a science fiction epic based on Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette’s wonderful graphic novel Le Transperceneige, with such fine actors as Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton and Ed Harris. A failed global warming terraforming project has plunged the planet into a new ice age (hey […]

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Fringe… this is not the end (yes it is).

January 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Fringe… this is not the end (yes it is).

Finale trailer for the scifi television series Fringe, anyone? The battle with the time travelling oppressors rages and much must be given up in sacrifice if humanity is to survive. It’s sad, but it had to happen. The end cometh!

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Fringe… final freak(out).

January 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Fringe… final freak(out).

We love a good poster to celebrate the end of a fine science fiction TV series. We like a freaky one too. Good job, because this latest poster for the end of Fringe is right up there in the annals of damn scary images.

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Defiance… Rockne S. O’Bannon rules.

January 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Defiance… Rockne S. O’Bannon rules.

Another trailer for the SyFy TV series Defiance – Earth invaded and taken over by hundreds of different alien races – humanity reduced to the position of Native Americans on their own soil. This pup is from the fertile mind of Farscape‘s Rockne S. O’Bannon… you can tell, can’t you!

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Design us a flying sub, begs, DARPA (and make it a drone one, please).

January 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Design us a flying sub, begs, DARPA (and make it a drone one, please).

As we stand today, cost and complexity limit the US Navy to fewer weapons systems and platforms, so resources are strained to operate over large maritime areas. Drones are commonly envisioned to fill coverage gaps and deliver action at a distance. However, for all of the advances in sensing, autonomy, and unmanned platforms in recent […]

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