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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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And the weather in Elvish is… Gandalf-created storms?

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
And the weather in Elvish is… Gandalf-created storms?

Boy, are they crazy about the new Hobbit film over in New Zealand. Okay, you have to give it to Peter Jackson, he has come a long way since his early Fraggle-like porn movies and has moved on to covering JRR Tolkien’s books with distinction, single handedly revitalizing the NZ-shot movie economy in the process. […]

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Mercury… ice planet!

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Mercury… ice planet!

A NASA spacecraft studying Mercury has provided support for the long-held hypothesis the planet harbors abundant water ice and other frozen volatile materials within its permanently shadowed polar craters.  The new information comes from NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft. Its onboard instruments have been studying Mercury in detail since its […]

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Tyreese hunting zombies in the Walking Dead.

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Tyreese hunting zombies in the Walking Dead.

It’s official. Ex-bouncer and amateur guerrilla warfare expert Tyreese and his suicidal young daughter/and her boyfriend are to join Rick’s group in season three of the Walking Dead.  Tyreese is played by actor Chad Coleman, who was last seen (at least by us) playing pumped-up crim-turned-gym owner Dennis “Cutty” Wise in The Wire. And here’s […]

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Pacific Rim monster goes on the attack.

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Pacific Rim monster goes on the attack.

Gee, no sooner do we get the new Pacific Rim film posters through, than  a second – and slightly more meaningful – trailer arrives for the big monster versus Mecha fighting flick. This is what mecha were born for… kicking the over-sized butts of great big alien invader things known as ‘Kaiju’. The mecha in […]

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Stoker is stoking.

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Stoker is stoking.

There’s a new poster out for Stoker, a psychological horror flick from Korean director Park Chan-wook. Starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode, Stoker is heading for its British release on 1 March 2013. After India’s (Wasikowska’s) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to […]

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Riddick storm.

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Riddick storm.

Well, at least a poster for the new Riddick movie showing him in a bit of a storm. It’ll be interesting to see how the 3rd movie in the series pans out. The second film had far better special effects that the low-budget first movie, but the plot was a little weak and the ideas […]

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Pacific Rim… big robots are big.

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Pacific Rim… big robots are big.

There’s big robots and then there’s Pacific Rim-style big Mecha robot large. Here’s the new teaser material from the large robots take on large aliens (or monsters, depending on which leak you believe) in Japan film. This homage to a very Japanese sub-genre comes courtesy of Spanish wunderkind Guillermo del Toro. This should be a […]

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Alien actor Lance Henriksen turns comic-book writer.

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Alien actor Lance Henriksen turns comic-book writer.

Early this December Dark Horse is to publish the first in a new five-issue western horror comic-book tale, To Hell You Ride: White Man’s Guilt , by Alien actor, Lance Henriksen and co-writer, Joseph Maddrey with art supplied by Tom Mandrake. Lance Henriksen is, of course, best known for acting in movies like the Alien […]

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Paul Cornell goes urban (fantasy)… with London Falling.

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Paul Cornell goes urban (fantasy)… with London Falling.

London Falling is the first urban fantasy novel from writer Paul Cornell who is best known for various Doctor Who episodes for the BBC, not to mention writing comics for Marvel and DC, including The X-Men and Batman & Robin. Here’s the novel’s potted summary… Detective Inspector James Quill is about to complete the drugs bust […]

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Skyfall best-selling Bond film… like, ever!

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Skyfall best-selling Bond film… like, ever!

This weekend just passed, Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond movie, officially became the best-performing Bond film of all time (as well as the longest-running film franchise in film history), with a global cumulative of $669.2 million… stomping all over the $599.2 million worldwide total taken by Casino Royale in 2006, as if it was a […]

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