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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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Star Trek Picard gets rolled for second season (TV news)

March 28, 2020 | By | 3 Replies More
Star Trek Picard gets rolled for second season (TV news)

The new TV series Star Trek Picard has now been rolled for second season. Head honcho Julie McNamara over at CBS has told The Hollywood Reporter, “The energy and excitement around the premiere of Star Trek: Picard has reached a magnitude greater than all of us at CBS All Access could have hoped for. We’re […]

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More than bog standard: friend drone-flies toilet roll to chum with none (weird news).

March 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
More than bog standard: friend drone-flies toilet roll to chum with none (weird news).

You now how it is, you’re sitting down on the porcelain throne doing your number twos, and suddenly you reach for the toilet roll holder only to realise you’re bingo bog-roll. What’s a chap or chapess to do? Well, in the case of San Francisco’s Ian Chan, who couldn’t even re-supply on the magic paper […]

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Into the Night (Netflix SciFi TV series: trailer).

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Into the Night (Netflix SciFi TV series: trailer).

Into the Night is an upcoming Netflix-original French-language TV series that is scheduled to air in 2020, inspired by the Polish science fiction novel The Old Axolotl by Jacek Dukaj, where a sudden solar event starts killing everything in its path. There are a few ‘lucky’ passengers and crew of an overnight flight out of […]

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Solar Opposites (animated SF TV series: trailer).

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Solar Opposites (animated SF TV series: trailer).

Solar Opposites is a sci-fi animated comedy TV series created by Justin Roiland (of Rick and Morty fame) and Mike McMahan for Hulu, set to hit on May 8th, 2020. A family of aliens takes refuge in middle America, where they disagree on whether this is awful or awesome.

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Drone walks dog amid coronavirus lockdown in Cyprus (weird news).

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Drone walks dog amid coronavirus lockdown in Cyprus (weird news).

Amid a government-mandated lockdown due to the coronavirus in Cyprus, one man found a clever way to walk his dog, Oliver, while adhering to safety measures. I wonder if there’s a Roomba trailing this pair to pick up the pooch poo so they don’t get fined for littering?

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The Tesla Files: Secret Weapons of the U.S. Military – Full Episode (season one, episode four).

March 27, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
The Tesla Files: Secret Weapons of the U.S. Military – Full Episode (season one, episode four).

The History Channel is making available a few things to keep the global quarantined population in entertainment options – the first of these is this documentary which looks at the idea that the US Military is mining secret technologies created by Tesla and hidden away to protect the world from their might. Researcher Marc Seifer […]

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0.0 MHz (horror movie: trailer).

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0.0 MHz (horror movie: trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the South Korean horror flick, 0.0 MHz, where the staff of a supernatural exploration society enter a haunted house with a lifesize female doll and use technology (the 0.0 MHz frequency) to encourage evil spirits to possess the doll and bring it to terrible life. Gee, that sounds like a very […]

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All Of This Could Have Been Prevented: Author Max Brooks On COVID-19 (science audio).

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All Of This Could Have Been Prevented: Author Max Brooks On COVID-19 (science audio).

Apocalyptic genre novelist Max Brooks has researched planning for pandemics and other disasters for his novels. The author, whose books include World War Z, Germ Warfare and his forthcoming Devolution, has toured the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has reviewed government response plans related to various emergencies — all in the course of […]

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Bill Gates: on winning the war against COVID-19 (science video).

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Bill Gates: on winning the war against COVID-19 (science video).

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates offers his take on the COVID-19 pandemic, discussing why testing and self-isolation are essential, which medical advancements show promise and what it will take for the world to endure this crisis. This is an hour-long video on the important subject.

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Star Trek: Discovery 3rd season now on go-slow; ditto, Supernatural (news).

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Star Trek: Discovery 3rd season now on go-slow; ditto, Supernatural (news).

Apparently, Star Trek Discovery‘s third season is on a pre-production slow-down thanks to the global pandemic – and that’s straight from the mouth of actor Wilson Cruz, who should know, as he’s also Hugh Culber, the head medical officer of the USS Discovery. I didn’t see @albinokid’s comment this morning on #InstagramLive… but see for […]

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