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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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His Dark Materials (new BBC TV series).

March 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
His Dark Materials (new BBC TV series).

There’s many reasons to mourn that fact that Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials fantasy novels were last sunk by the film version starring Daniel Craig – aka The Golden Compass – not least because its super-turkey status derailed every new fantasy movie being lined up at that time; including Stephen Hunt’s excellent Jackelian fantasy series […]

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Ancient nanotech found below the Urals?

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Ancient nanotech found below the Urals?

Could strange ancient coil-shaped metal nanotechnology artefacts discovered deep underground in Russia’s Ural Mountains be evidence of either a past advanced civilisation or a UFO crash in this remote region? This clip from Season 11, Episode 12 of Ancient Aliens (History Channel), is titled Russia’s Secret Files and seeks to explore this curious oddity from […]

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Shazam! (second trailer).

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Shazam! (second trailer).

David F. Sandberg directs New Line Cinema’s Shazam! origin story starring Zachary Levi (aka TV’s Chuck) as the DC Super Hero, along with Asher Angel as Billy Batson, and Mark Strong in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring […]

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Star Trek Discovery: If Memory Serves (trailer).

March 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Discovery: If Memory Serves (trailer).

Here’s the next trailer for the 8th episode of the second season of Star Trek Discovery. Entitled If Memory Serves, it seems to re-tread a few of the themes raised in the original Star Trek pilot episode (The Cage). Especially given that it seems to seek to exploit the mental abilities of the tall-headed dome-brains, […]

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SpaceX’s Dragon crew capsule successfully docks with space station.

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SpaceX’s Dragon crew capsule successfully docks with space station.

For the first time in history, a commercially-built and operated U.S. crew spacecraft and rocket, which launched from American soil, has docked with the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft lifted off Saturday on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Known as Demo-1, […]

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The 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s Alien is upon us.

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The 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s Alien is upon us.

Alien will screen at cinemas across the UK and international territories from 1st March 2019 in a new 4K restoration of the original theatrical cut, to mark its 40th anniversary. The film was restored in 4K in 2018 by 20th Century Fox at Company 3/Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, supervised by Ridley Scott and Pam Dery. […]

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The icy cold waters of Mars.

March 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
The icy cold waters of Mars.

The Mars Express orbiter has revealed the first geological evidence of a system of ancient interconnected lakes that once lay deep beneath the Red Planet’s surface, five of which may contain minerals crucial to life. Mars appears to be an arid world, but its surface shows compelling signs that large amounts of water once existed […]

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Hellboy (2019) (rude trailer).

March 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Hellboy (2019) (rude trailer).

Here’s the rude sweary trailer for the upcoming Hellboy reboot with David Harbour as the crimson bloke with the horns, Milla Jovovich as an evil 4th century witch, and Ian McShane as the boss of the anti-supernatural spy agency that Hellboy works for. 

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Every fighter jet a drone cloud.

February 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Every fighter jet a drone cloud.

Boeing has introduced its newest unmanned fighter drone, the Boeing Loyal Wingman, a near fighter-jet sized AI weapon which will operate in a four-squadron drone cloud around each human pilot-manned fighter craft … what they call “smart teaming with existing military aircraft.” The Loyal Wingman measures 38 feet long and can fly 2,000 nautical miles […]

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Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Land comes to Disneyland.

February 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Land comes to Disneyland.

We give you a sneak peek inside Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, the upcoming Star Wars-themed land arriving at both Disneyland Resort in California, as well as Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. 

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