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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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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug… first trailer.

June 11, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug… first trailer.

There’s a new trailer out for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – with some serious elven action and a few old friends met along the way. Didn’t recall them in the book, but hey-ho.

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White House Down… the first cop/prez buddy movie?

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White House Down… the first cop/prez buddy movie?

Roland Emmerich of Independence Day fame brings us an action thriller called White House Down, in which militias take on the US Federal government in Washington DC in a kind of Lethal Weapon cop buddy movie where one of the buds happens to be the US President. Lots of explosions, as you’d expect from the […]

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The Order: 1886… steampunk game gets trailer.

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The Order: 1886… steampunk game gets trailer.

The Order: 1886 is a steampunk game developed by Ready At Dawn Studios, currently for the PS4. It blends legend, steampunk and that all-popular nubbins of the current zeitgeist, horror (as in zombie werewolf things). Looks like fun.

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Star Wars Battlefront… cold on Hoth.

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Star Wars Battlefront… cold on Hoth.

There’s a new trailer incoming for the next incarnation of the Star Wars Battlefront game, in which it seems to fight on Hoth is a cold, cold business.

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Agents of SHIELD… beyond secret.

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Agents of SHIELD… beyond secret.

And another trailer for the Agents Of SHIELD TV series from the fertile mind of Joss Whedon arrives to stuff the inter-tubes.

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Iain Banks passes away just 2 months after announcing he has cancer.

June 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Iain Banks passes away just 2 months after announcing he has cancer.

The great science fiction author Iain Banks has passed away, we are informed by his family, just two months after his diagnosis of terminal cancer. Iain’s publisher Little Brown noted, “Iain Banks’ ability to combine the most fertile of imaginations with his own highly distinctive brand of gothic humour made him unique.” His friend SF […]

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Man of Steel… pics of colour.

June 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
Man of Steel… pics of colour.

Yes, we have a photo-gallery of new pics from the Man of Steel movie. Superman has never looked so good. And British. But then the best always are…

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The 100… young, beautiful and radiated.

June 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
The 100… young, beautiful and radiated.

A longer trailer for the new CW science fiction TV series, The 100. Centuries after atomic warfare has wiped out humanity on Earth, one hundred teen convicts are sent back from the failing orbital colony that is the last ark of mankind to see if people can survive on the surface now.  Why teens? Looks […]

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Planets of Proxima.

June 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
Planets of Proxima.

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope will have two opportunities in the next few years to hunt for Earth-sized planets around the red dwarf Proxima Centauri. The opportunities will occur in October 2014 and February 2016 when Proxima Centauri, the star nearest to our sun, passes in front of two other stars. Astronomers plotted Proxima Centauri’s precise […]

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Doctor Who… it’s official, says BBC. Matt Smith to leave as Doctor.

June 2, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Doctor Who… it’s official, says BBC. Matt Smith to leave as Doctor.

The BBC has now officially announced that Matt Smith is to leave Doctor Who after four years on the BBC One scifi show. Matt first stepped into the TARDIS in 2010 and will leave the role at the end of this year after starring in the 50th Anniversary in November 2013 and regenerating in the […]

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