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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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Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 movie… good news, bad news.

January 30, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 movie… good news, bad news.

We’ve got some good news and we’ve got some bad news. The good news is that the Warhammer 40K film, Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie, is coming soon. The bad news is that it looks like the between-scenes animation sequences of a not very good 3D shooter game, with (in our opinion) not very good […]

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A Good Day to Die Hard… dying much harder.

January 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
A Good Day to Die Hard… dying much harder.

And there’s another new trailer for the next film in the Die Hard series, A Good Day to Die Hard. This one looks to follow the Mission Impossible team to Russia, with much of the action set in Moscow, as Bruce Willis and son hunt down some missing nukes. Those ex-Soviets, always losing their shit. […]

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Enter… the planet-maker star!

January 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Enter… the planet-maker star!

A star thought to have passed the age at which it can form planets may in fact be creating new worlds. The disk of material surrounding the surprising star called TW Hydrae may be massive enough to make even more planets than we have in our own solar system. The findings were made using the […]

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Black Mirror… on the wall, who’s the freakiest of them all?

January 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Black Mirror… on the wall, who’s the freakiest of them all?

Another helping of the near-future TV scifi series from Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror, is coming soon (UK, Channel 4)… In a dark cyberpunk future, Brooker aims to tap into our collective unease about the modern world… but is that a good thing? Not when the technology goes wrong, it blooming ain’t!

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Being Human Series 5… trailer trash.

January 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Being Human Series 5… trailer trash.

Being Human, it’s still got life left in the old undead corpse, as this trailer for their 5th season of the horror TV series proves. But how many more will they be able to squeeze out before quality suffers? Any views?

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Aliens: Colonial Marines… get some!

January 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Aliens: Colonial Marines… get some!

There’s a new trailer out for the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines shooter. This game looks like it’s captured the spirit of the film Aliens, but my main worry is that apart from a few old farts like me, how many of the kiddie gaming audience are going to remember this film fondly these days? It’s […]

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Star Wars Episode VII… it’s a J.J. Abrams production!

January 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Episode VII… it’s a J.J. Abrams production!

We’ve just had the word that confirms Star Wars Episode VII is going to be produced by fan-boy extraordinaire J.J. Abrams. J.J. Abrams told us, “To be a part of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, to collaborate with Kathy Kennedy and this remarkable group of people, is an absolute honor. I may […]

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Doctor Who? It’s minted!

January 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who? It’s minted!

The New Zealand Mint will be offering a Who-themed legal tender coin, as well as a series of collectible coins as a celebration of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary. They are going to produce a one-ounce silver .999 coin which features an engraved picture of the TARDIS, as well as a 50th Anniversary logo. The coin […]

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Jonathan Creek: The Clue Of The Savant’s Thumb.

January 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Jonathan Creek: The Clue Of The Savant’s Thumb.

In the first of the new Jonathan Creek TV detective series, The Clue Of The Savant’s Thumb, Creek and friend, investigator Joey Ross, are drawn into a complex case involving a secret society, seemingly supernatural events at a girls’ boarding school, and the miraculous disappearance of a body in front of three witnesses. Alan Davies […]

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Beta signup now for The Elder Scrolls Online.

January 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Beta signup now for The Elder Scrolls Online.

Beta signups are now open for The Elder Scrolls Online at http://www.ElderScrollsOnline.com. Selected beta registrants will be granted early access to beta play the game. Timing and details of the start of playtests will be provided at a later date to those who register. The Elder Scrolls Online is slated for release in 2013 and […]

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