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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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Escape From New York: film retrospective (video).

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Escape From New York: film retrospective (video).

Oliver Harper sits down to investigate the classic science fiction film, Escape From New York, the 1981 American science fiction movie co-written and directed by John Carpenter. It stars Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Donald Pleasence, Ernest Borgnine, Isaac Hayes, Adrienne Barbeau, and Harry Dean Stanton. The film’s storyline, set in the near-future world of […]

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The Future of Humanity with Dr. Michio Kaku (science video).

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The Future of Humanity with Dr. Michio Kaku (science video).

Physicist Doctor Michio Kaku explores the process by which humanity may gradually move away from the planet and develop a sustainable civilisation in outer space, and untangles the brain-wrinkling conundrums of string theory, astronomy, futurism & interplanetary colonisation.

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George Lucas interviewed by Christopher Nolan on Star Wars’ impact (video).

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George Lucas interviewed by Christopher Nolan on Star Wars’ impact (video).

George Lucas on the impact of his Star Wars movies, with Lucas interviewed by fellow science fiction film director Christopher Nolan.

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DC Comics’ secret origin story (documentary: video).

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DC Comics’ secret origin story (documentary: video).

Here’s DC Comics‘ secret origin story, narrated by Ryan Reynolds … behind the tales of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and a host of other comic-book characters is the story of the challenges, creativity, and triumphs of the company that brought those caped characters to life.

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The Fabric (short scifi movie).

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The Fabric (short scifi movie).

Here’s a short sci-fi movie, The Fabric, from Henrik Bjerregaard Clausen, where, in a strange, dark asylum, a brilliant physicist with no memory, sits incarcerated. Only one thing occupies his mind: escaping – to what or where he has no clue. 

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Ronald D. Moore Battlestar interview (video).

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Ronald D. Moore Battlestar interview (video).

Ronald D. Moore is interviewed about his reboot of the Battlestar Galactica TV series, itself now – dare we say it – a classic. Despite attempts to revive the series over the years, none came to fruition until it was reimagined in 2003 by Universal Television as Battlestar Galactica, a three-hour miniseries. Commissioned by the […]

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How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change (science video).

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How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change (science video).

“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” states Allan Savory. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. It’s happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. He now believes that a surprising factor can protect grasslands […]

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: movie retrospective (video).

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: movie retrospective (video).

Georg Rockall-Schmidt sits down to examine the colourful scifi film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and ponder why it failed to fly. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was a 2017 space opera movie written and directed by Luc Besson, based on the French science fiction comics series Valérian and […]

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Batman’s Batmobile (documentary: video).

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Batman’s Batmobile (documentary: video).

In this hour-long documentary, you can discover the history of Batman’s hot and street illegal vehicle-of-choice, the Batmobile, from the early comics to the animated series and everything in between. Batman movie directors including Chris Nolan, Joel Schumacher and Tim Burton, as well as actors Christian Bale from “The Dark Knight” and Adam West from […]

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Star Trek: Lower Decks beams down August 2020 (news).

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Star Trek: Lower Decks beams down August 2020 (news).

The Star Trek animated comedy series, Star Trek: Lower Decks, is now to beam down on US TV sets this August, thanks to Mike McMahan of Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites-fame. Star Trek: Lower Decks will be the first animated Star Trek series since the 1973–74 Star Trek: The Animated Series. This comedy take […]

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