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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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The Wheel (of steampunk-y-ness).

January 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Wheel (of steampunk-y-ness).

This whimsical, visually imaginative short steampunk movie concerns a dutiful young man, fated to maintain a large wheel that balances the entire steampunk world — and his rebellious sister who is determined to tempt that fate. It’s produced by Milwaukee-based filmmaker John Roberts. Thanks to io9.com for spotting this’un. The Wheel from John Roberts on […]

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Fringe… no more.

January 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Fringe… no more.

The last episode of science fiction TV series Fringe is heading our way and it’s a two-hour doozie. Here’s a trailer for it… no major spoilers, but make your own mind up before you watch it. A whole future civillization aestetically modelled on Kojack. Who would have thought it?

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Write, George RR Martin, WRITE!

January 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Write, George RR Martin, WRITE!

‘George RR Martin isn’t your bitch’, it was once circulated, when the pressure was being turned up on GRRM by his own fans over his slow rate of wordage RE the Game of Thrones series. Well, here comes a song that not only disproves that point, it puts a collar on George’s neck and takes […]

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Kill the Death Stars, orders Barack Obama.

January 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kill the Death Stars, orders Barack Obama.

Barack Obama was served with an online petition asking the US Government to go ahead and build the Death Star- ain’t online democracy a mighty fine thing? What next – a request to invade Canada? Here’s the official White House response from Paul Shawcross, Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House. […]

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Continuum… Timecop redux?

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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.

January 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
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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