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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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Your next career move … asteroid miner (video documentary).

August 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Your next career move … asteroid miner (video documentary).

Your next career move might be asteroid miner … this video documentary looks at how the tech is progressing and how near we are to hoovering up the vast amounts of mineral riches and rare minerals just floating out there in space. Some serious money is going into this and the new asteroid mining industry […]

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Star Wars Resistance (second season trailer).

August 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Resistance (second season trailer).

Here’s the second season trailer for the animated Star Wars Resistance TV series. For those of you new to this, it all takes place against the plot-line of The Last Jedi, leading up to The Rise of Skywalker, as Kaz and the other rebels continue to battle against the wicked First Order. It hits Sunday […]

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Treadstone (spy-fy TV series: trailer).

August 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Treadstone (spy-fy TV series: trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the new Treadstone spy-fy TV series based, of course, on the Bourne film series, and set to premiere on USA Network in October 2019. Treadstone explores the origin story of the CIA black ops program known as Operation Treadstone — a covert program which uses behaviour-modification systems to turn recruits into […]

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Glasgow in 2024: the UK bids to host the 2024 World Science Fiction Convention.

August 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Glasgow in 2024: the UK bids to host the 2024 World Science Fiction Convention.

The Glasgow in 2024 bid team are looking to bring the World Science Fiction Convention back to Glasgow, Scotland, for what will be the 82nd occurrence of the annual event. They are officially launching their bid at this year’s Worldcon, Dublin 2019, due to take place in Dublin, Ireland, from 15th-19th August. They have confirmed […]

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Judge Dredd Mega-City One TV series: delays & production hell explained?

August 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Judge Dredd Mega-City One TV series: delays & production hell explained?

Since it was announced in May 2017, things have gone a little quiet for the much-anticipated Judge Dredd: Mega-City One TV series. So, what’s happening? Andre Einherjar has a few theories, but are they right … ? 

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Disney is worried the kids have abandoned Star Wars (news).

August 9, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Disney is worried the kids have abandoned Star Wars (news).

Are the kids now abandoning Star Wars? Disney’s financial results and their Star Wars franchise specifically is increasingly looking like a bad bet for the Mouse. Especially in the face of a run of very successful Marvel movies. Star Wars, only for your dad? I hope not. Otherwise it’ll end up like Star Trek as […]

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Why intelligent life could be hiding out there in the galaxy (and probably is) (science documentary).

August 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Why intelligent life could be hiding out there in the galaxy (and probably is) (science documentary).

Answering the question of are we alone has turned out to be a bit more difficult than was originally envisioned when SETI first began decades ago. At first it was a matter of looking for giant omni-directional beacons blasting out high energy messages, much like what we saw in the movie contact. But as we’ve […]

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Unmanned Terminator bicycle is coming for you (tech news).

August 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Unmanned Terminator bicycle is coming for you (tech news).

Here’s an interesting one – China has produced an unmanned bicycle which uses a Chinese Tianjic-made A.I. chip for some impressive real-time object detection, tracking, voice recognition, obstacle avoidance, and balance control. Well, when the robot revolution finally happens in 2210, you can now guarantee to be chased by crazed A.I. Boris Bikes down the […]

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The Addams Family (animated reboot trailer).

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The Addams Family (animated reboot trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the return of The Addams Family as an animated movie coming your creepy way this October 11th 2019. It has the voices of such luminaries as Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Snoop Dogg, and Bette Midler. Here’s the film’s official blurb: The Addams family’s lives begin to unravel when they face-off […]

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The Hunt (horror movie: watch the 1% hunt the working class).

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The Hunt (horror movie: watch the 1% hunt the working class).

Here’s an interesting looking action/horror/near-future film, The Hunt, which explores the premise that the global elite get their kicks from going on a human-hunting safari gunning for working class MAGA-types to get their rocks off. But their amateur Hunger Games is about to go to shit when one of the human prey, Crystal (played by […]

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