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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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Spotting conspiracy bullshitters – advice by that guitar-strumming Canadian astronaut.

April 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Spotting conspiracy bullshitters – advice by that guitar-strumming Canadian astronaut.

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield brings you his astronaut’s guide to flat Earth theory – or how to spot conspiracy bullshitters even when your sense of smell has been corrupted by mainstream media.

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Future World (film trailer).

April 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Future World (film trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming Future World post-apocalyptic science fiction movie. Nothing to do with the old Westworld sequel of the same name, we must point out. This film looks rather odd to say the least. It has quite an impressive cast including James Franco, Milla Jovovich, Margarita Levieva, Suki Waterhouse, Snoop Dogg, Lucy Liu, […]

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How to talk to girls at parties (movie trailer).

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How to talk to girls at parties (movie trailer).

An Earth-based scifi movie based on Neil Gaiman’s story of the same name, How to talk to girls at parties. A female alien touring the multiverse breaks away from her E.T. tour party and meets the young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon during the Punk era. […]

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Netflix buys Doctor Who franchise.

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Netflix buys Doctor Who franchise.

Netflix is to buy the Doctor Who franchise from the BBC in 2018. The amount of money set to exchange hands is not being announced, but is said to dwarf the huge amount Disney paid for George Lucas’s Star Wars franchise ($4 billion). Given the huge amount being invested, Netflix will sadly, going forward, not […]

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2018 Hugo Awards shortlist arrives.

March 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
2018 Hugo Awards shortlist arrives.

The 2018 Hugo Awards finalist shortlist for best novel has arrived. Here’s the candidates. Ann Leckie’s ‘Provenance’ (Orbit). John Scalzi’s ‘The Collapsing Empire’ (Tor). Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140 (Orbit). Mur Lafferty’s ‘Six Wakes’ (Orbit). N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky (Orbit). Yoon Ha Lee’s ‘Raven Stratagem’ (Solaris). Much like The Highlander, there can be […]

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BSFA Award 2018 winners from the British Science Fiction Association.

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BSFA Award 2018 winners from the British Science Fiction Association.

The British Science Fiction Association dropped the Nest a line today to tell us the winners of the BSFA Awards for works published in 2017. Best Novel: Nina Allan – The Rift (Titan Books). Best Shorter Fiction: Anne Charnock – The Enclave (NewCon Press). Best Non-Fiction: Paul Kincaid – Iain M. Banks (University of Illinois […]

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Colony (3rd season trailer).

March 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Colony (3rd season trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the 3rd series of alien invasion TV series, Colony. Colony’s third season starts six months after the Bowman family’s escape from the Rap aliens’ Los Angeles prison as Will (actor Josh Holloway) and Katie (actor Sarah Wayne Callies) and kids/friends attempt to stay alive in the ruins beyond the city-state. I’d […]

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Can you hear the heart of Mars beating?

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Can you hear the heart of Mars beating?

NASA is about to go on a journey to study the interior of Mars. Scheduled to launch as early as May 5th 2018, NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight), a stationary lander, will be the first-ever mission dedicated to exploring Mars’ deep interior. It also will be the first NASA […]

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Terminal (first trailer: hello Margot Robbie).

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Terminal (first trailer: hello Margot Robbie).

This fantasy crime movie in high new weird style follows the adventures of a pair of assassins with a nasty mission, a fatally sick teacher, an enigmatic janitor, and a waitress, played by Margot Robbie, with a shocking double life. Murderous consequences unravel as their lives meet at the hands of a criminal mastermind wanting revenge. […]

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The City & The City (first trailer).

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The City & The City (first trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for BBC Two’s adaptation of China Miéville’s new-weird fantasy-crime novel thang, The City & The City. Is it as odd as you expected it would be? What with Jeff VanderMeer making it onto Netflix, you have to wonder if the new-weird is becoming a thing, now, on mass media?

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