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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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Life on Titan… plastic based?

October 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Life on Titan… plastic based?

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has detected propylene, a chemical used to make food-storage containers, car bumpers and other consumer products, on Saturn’s moon Titan. This is the first definitive detection of the plastic ingredient on any moon or planet, other than Earth. A small amount of propylene was identified in Titan’s lower atmosphere by Cassini’s Composite […]

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire… who is the enemy?

October 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire… who is the enemy?

Some more poster action from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie. Just who is the enemy – or should that be whom?

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Cloud spotting on Kepler-7b.

October 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cloud spotting on Kepler-7b.

Astronomers using data from NASA’s Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have created the first cloud map of a planet beyond our solar system, a sizzling, Jupiter-like world known as Kepler-7b. The world is marked by high clouds in the west and clear skies in the east. Previous studies from Spitzer have resulted in temperature maps […]

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Walking Dead… the fence won’t hold.

October 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Walking Dead… the fence won’t hold.

Some more season 4 trailerage for the Walking Dead. Stop the herd with a flamethrower, Rick.

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

September 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

Transformers: Age Of Extinction may not be hitting the big screen until summer of 2014, but the early pictures are already drip-feeding our way. Here’s one of the new hero and best bud to the robot kind, the usually reliable Mark Whalberg.

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Agents of SHIELD second ep.

September 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Agents of SHIELD second ep.

Here’s the trailer for the 2nd episode of the Agents Of SHIELD first series on TV, coming next week in both the USA and UK. Yipeee.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D… Joss Whedon chats.

September 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D… Joss Whedon chats.

In this new interview, TV creator Joss Whedon chats about the new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D TV series and what it means to him.

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The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug… hear the dragon’s rumble.

September 21, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug… hear the dragon’s rumble.

Here’s the new trailer for The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug – aka part II of the Hobbit film trilogy. There’s the lass from Lost as an elf and some rumble-tummy action on the part of Smaug. Nice.

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Maleficium by Martine Desjardins scoops the 2013 Sunburst Award.

September 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Maleficium by Martine Desjardins scoops the 2013 Sunburst Award.

The Sunburst Award winner for their 2013 adult award is Maleficium by Martine Desjardins; translated by Fred A. Reed and David Homel (Talonbooks, 9780889226807) and the winner of its 2013 young adult award is Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Doubleday Canada, ISBN – 9780385668392). The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is […]

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NASA to Mars: Who (or ‘what’) is hiding the methane now?

September 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
NASA to Mars: Who (or ‘what’) is hiding the methane now?

Data from NASA’s Curiosity rover has revealed the Martian environment lacks methane. This is a surprise to researchers because previous data reported by U.S. and international scientists indicated positive detections. The roving laboratory performed extensive tests to search for traces of Martian methane. Whether the Martian atmosphere contains traces of the gas has been a […]

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