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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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Update from Iain M. Banks… only months to live, now.

April 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Update from Iain M. Banks… only months to live, now.

One of our favourite science fiction authors, Iain M Banks, has posted this very sad update online concerning his recently diagnosed terminal illness… Well, what an odd old time it’s been. I’m now a married man – again – and I’ve been truly stunned by the response to the original press release we put out […]

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Ah, grasshopper.

April 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ah, grasshopper.

SpaceX’s Grasshopper spaceship shows the world some of that old-style rocket action just like we used to imagine it in Buck Rogers… you know, rockets that could land and take off again without shedding all those stages over the ocean. SpaceX is backed by PayPal founder Elon Musk.  When the system is fully developed, Elon […]

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Home Without, Marleqta (should the comma be there?)

April 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Home Without, Marleqta (should the comma be there?)

There is indie cinema and then there is indie cinema as created by Indy Mogul. This grand homage to the SXSW Film Festival is more like a grand fromage, but damn if we don’t love it. More like this please, Griffin Hammond and Russell Hasenauer!

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Rasputin versus Stalin, rap-stylee.

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Rasputin versus Stalin, rap-stylee.

Comrade, the question about the political significance of Mother Russia’s various leaders may only be resolved through the lens of Marxist theory. If you are not close personal friends with China Miéville, however, fear not… the power of rap may also be brought to bear on shining a strange light on this quandary.

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Star Trek Into Darkness… Vulcan in a volcano!

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Into Darkness… Vulcan in a volcano!

Star Trek Into Darkness starts releasing clips from the new movie, this one showing some rather superhero-like starfleet uniforms on the bridge while Spock reaches boiling point inside a volcano. The needs of the many… yada-yada…

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Revolution… The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Revolution… The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.

NBC’s post-apocalyptic science fiction TV series Revolution moves into Georgia, which is getting rich having restarted trading with Europe in the new steam age. What’s wrong with wagons, clippers and six shooters anyway? That’s what the USA was built on, right?

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Thor The Dark World… 1st trailer thunders in.

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Thor The Dark World… 1st trailer thunders in.

Chris Hemsworth is back in Thor: The Dark World battling to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself as an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, […]

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X-Men: Days Of Future Past… Storm-ing in.

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
X-Men: Days Of Future Past… Storm-ing in.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past will feature the ever-lovely Halle Berry as weather warping mutant Storm… here’s her first pic from the film set.

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Warehouse 13 crew, yack-a-doodle.

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Warehouse 13 crew, yack-a-doodle.

The Warehouse 13 crew do a grand yack-a-doodle in advance of the upcoming new series. I can’t wait!

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Dr Who… what’s at the centre of the Tardis?

April 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dr Who… what’s at the centre of the Tardis?

The next episode of Doctor Who swinging our way on Saturday is Journey To The Centre Of The Tardis. Here’s the trailer for it. Looks like a good one for fans who want to go beyond the control centre of the Tardis and see what else is lurking among its many chambers.

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