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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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Free planets for everyone… NASA’s great new world rush.

January 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Free planets for everyone… NASA’s great new world rush.

NASA’s Kepler mission Monday announced the discovery of 461 new planet candidates. Four of the potential new planets are less than twice the size of Earth and orbit in their sun’s “habitable zone,” the region in the planetary system where liquid water might exist on the surface of a planet. One of the four newly […]

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The Last Stand… Arnie feels old.

January 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Last Stand… Arnie feels old.

Here’s a new trailer for The Last Stand, with actor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s somewhat-anticipated return to the big screen after his side-trip as Governator. Directed by Kim Jee-woon, The Last Stand also stars Forest Whitaker, Eduardo Noriega, Rodrigo Santoro, Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, Luis Guzmán, Peter Stormare, Zach Gilford and Genesis Rodriguez and will be shooting […]

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Robot & Frank… file under sensitive and moving.

January 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Robot & Frank… file under sensitive and moving.

Here’s a slice of near-future science fiction, the Sundance-winning SF film Robot and Frank, in which an old codger played by actor Frank Langella gets a robot nursemaid (that resembles the Sony Labs droid) to help look after him from his kids… son James Marsden and daughter Liv Tyler, who are sadly too busy too […]

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Oz: The Great and Powerful gets be-witching.

January 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Oz: The Great and Powerful gets be-witching.

The true joy of an Oz prequel movie like Oz: The Great and Powerful – for the studio, not the viewers – is that Frank Baum, the author, has been dead so long this is out of copyright. Yipee, drinks all round! This new trailer for the upcoming film shows the breadth and variety of […]

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Planetary disruption beyond imagination at Fomalhaut.

January 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Planetary disruption beyond imagination at Fomalhaut.

Newly released NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of a vast debris disk encircling the nearby star Fomalhaut and a mysterious planet circling it may provide forensic evidence of a titanic planetary disruption in the system. Astronomers are surprised to find the debris belt is wider than previously known, spanning a section of space from 14 […]

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Alien invasion? Offer… Defiance.

January 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Alien invasion? Offer… Defiance.

Defiance is the SyFy Channel’s latest piece of original programming and can best be described as aliens do to humanity on Earth what the European settlers did to the Native Americans across the big pond. Colonise and pillage. Here’s the new trailer for this interesting slice of high concept scifi. Will it be as good […]

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Da Vinci’s Demons… TV does Renaissance-punk.

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Da Vinci’s Demons… TV does Renaissance-punk.

Here’s an interesting looking TV series from the creators of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Da Vinci’s Demons, which recasts Leonardo da Vinci in Wild Wild West mode – superhero/inventor/demon hunter. It’s certainly the first time some proper Renaissance-punk has got air-time on a major TV channel (if you discount the BBC’s CBBC kids series, Leonardo, […]

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The Big Bang Theory does Star Trek the Next Generation.

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The Big Bang Theory does Star Trek the Next Generation.

Here’s a trailer for an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory entitled ‘The Bakersfield Expedition’ where the geeks travel to a SF con and meet lots of famous scifi stars as well as going through some serious Star Trek the Next Generation-cosplay. Hey, it could happen, right?

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Pacific Rim – suit up!

January 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pacific Rim – suit up!

Suit up, chaps and chapesses, for there’s a rent under the sea spewing out extra-dimensional giant monsters, and only a great big mecha exo-suit is going to be enough to take them down. Actually, I’m sure an air strike with suitable weaponry and explosive tonnage would do the trick – but that wouldn’t look half […]

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Revolution – power plays.

January 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Revolution – power plays.

As you can see in this new trailer for US TV series Revolution, the lights are off, not not quite everywhere, as the Monroe Republic manages to get some Huey slicks working for a little rebel bashing. Season 1, delayed part deux, at last. If you are in the USA, Revolution is heading back your […]

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