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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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Continuum… Timecop redux?

January 12, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Continuum… Timecop redux?

Another trailer for the science fiction TV series Continuum which features the Timecop-like premise that criminal terrorists from the future have come back in time to create an end-of-the-world style event, and a lone cop from the future has pursued these death cultists to try and stop them. Coming to the USA soon – no […]

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R´ha… not a Nordic pop group.

January 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
R´ha… not a Nordic pop group.

R´ha [short movie] from Kaleb Lechowski on Vimeo. Here’s an interesting-looking short film, R´ha, written, directed and animated by Kaleb Lechowski, which features a species of alien that has gone through a Terminator-moment and is at war with its own robots and AIs. The main robot you see in this film actually puts us more […]

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Spiral Galaxy? It’s big… damn big!

January 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Spiral Galaxy? It’s big… damn big!

The spectacular barred spiral galaxy NGC 6872 has ranked among the biggest stellar systems for decades. Now a team of astronomers from the United States, Chile and Brazil has crowned it the largest-known spiral, based on archival data from NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) mission. GALEX has since been loaned to the California Institute of […]

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Let’s help Jay Lake.

January 10, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Let’s help Jay Lake.

Update. Since we posted this news, the total raised has jumped from $12k to nearly $30k (with a $20k target). Thanks to all SFcrowsnest’s 800,000 readers for their help. Please keep going though, the genetic sequencing is only the first part of the equation, and as anyone in the USA who has ever got seriously […]

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Free planets for everyone… NASA’s great new world rush.

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Free planets for everyone… NASA’s great new world rush.

NASA’s Kepler mission Monday announced the discovery of 461 new planet candidates. Four of the potential new planets are less than twice the size of Earth and orbit in their sun’s “habitable zone,” the region in the planetary system where liquid water might exist on the surface of a planet. One of the four newly […]

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The Last Stand… Arnie feels old.

January 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Last Stand… Arnie feels old.

Here’s a new trailer for The Last Stand, with actor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s somewhat-anticipated return to the big screen after his side-trip as Governator. Directed by Kim Jee-woon, The Last Stand also stars Forest Whitaker, Eduardo Noriega, Rodrigo Santoro, Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, Luis Guzmán, Peter Stormare, Zach Gilford and Genesis Rodriguez and will be shooting […]

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Robot & Frank… file under sensitive and moving.

January 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Robot & Frank… file under sensitive and moving.

Here’s a slice of near-future science fiction, the Sundance-winning SF film Robot and Frank, in which an old codger played by actor Frank Langella gets a robot nursemaid (that resembles the Sony Labs droid) to help look after him from his kids… son James Marsden and daughter Liv Tyler, who are sadly too busy too […]

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Oz: The Great and Powerful gets be-witching.

January 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Oz: The Great and Powerful gets be-witching.

The true joy of an Oz prequel movie like Oz: The Great and Powerful – for the studio, not the viewers – is that Frank Baum, the author, has been dead so long this is out of copyright. Yipee, drinks all round! This new trailer for the upcoming film shows the breadth and variety of […]

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Planetary disruption beyond imagination at Fomalhaut.

January 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Planetary disruption beyond imagination at Fomalhaut.

Newly released NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of a vast debris disk encircling the nearby star Fomalhaut and a mysterious planet circling it may provide forensic evidence of a titanic planetary disruption in the system. Astronomers are surprised to find the debris belt is wider than previously known, spanning a section of space from 14 […]

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Alien invasion? Offer… Defiance.

January 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Alien invasion? Offer… Defiance.

Defiance is the SyFy Channel’s latest piece of original programming and can best be described as aliens do to humanity on Earth what the European settlers did to the Native Americans across the big pond. Colonise and pillage. Here’s the new trailer for this interesting slice of high concept scifi. Will it be as good […]

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