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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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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.

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
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!

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
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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Dr Who Xmas special trailerage.

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dr Who Xmas special trailerage.

We’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that there’s some new coverage of the Doctor Who Christmas special for 2012 coming up here. The bad news is that you’re going to have to sit through some Downton and even worse – Mrs. Brown’s Boys – to see it. The […]

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The Hobbit… here, son, ‘ave this blade.

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hobbit… here, son, ‘ave this blade.

A new trailer for the Hobbit where Gandalf arms his diminutive questing companion up with a sword… Sting is it? It’s interesting that the media seem to be trying to spread a ‘This movie sucks’ message based on supposed awful early reactions at test screenings. We’ll hold our opinion until we’ve actually seen the film, […]

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Star Trek Into Darkness… some SERIOUS spoilers?

November 27, 2012 | By | 6 Replies More
Star Trek Into Darkness… some SERIOUS spoilers?

We’ve passed the plot summary for the second Trek reboot film, Star Trek Into Darkness, over to best-selling science fiction & fantasy author Stephen Hunt and asked him to take said information, crunch it through his asteroid-sized imagination, and use his own Sherlockian wit combined with authorly licence and deep knowledge of Trek to produce… […]

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The first Nordic Film Festival.

November 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
The first Nordic Film Festival.

The Nordic Film Festival is running its first festival programme, which will take place between 30th November and 5th December 2012 across London at the Riverside Studios (Hammersmith), Ciné lumière (South Kensington) and Prince Charles Cinema (Leicester Square). The Nordic Film Festival is aiming to bring together a mix of independent films from Denmark, Finland, […]

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Doctor Who up a ladder?

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Doctor Who up a ladder?

The new Dr Who poster for the Xmas 2012 Christmas special has the Timelord dressed in some seasonal clobber and hanging rather precariously off a ladder above a snow-strewn London. With his new assistant, to boot. How cool is that?

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All Superheroes Must Die trailer.

November 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
All Superheroes Must Die trailer.

Here’s the new trailer for the film All Superheroes Must Die – where a group of super heroes are kidnapped by an evil super-villain – is there any other kind – and are made to undertake various challenges to save a missing city filled with abducted citizens. This one is from director Jason Trost, previously […]

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