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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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Four easy ways to Map the Multiverse? (science documentary)

May 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Four easy ways to Map the Multiverse? (science documentary)

Here’s a short 20-minute-long science documentary on how we’ve mapped the multiverse so far, from Matt O’Dowd at PBS. So, is a map of the multiverse a maximally extended Penrose diagram of a Kerr spacetime? Or, to take it down a notch, when you solve Einstein’s equations of general relativity for a rotating black hole, […]

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Avatar: was this the most successful failure ever? (movie retrospective)

May 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Avatar: was this the most successful failure ever? (movie retrospective)

The Critical Drinker lays in a few drams of extra whiskey, to enable him to ponder that since Avatar 2 is rumbling ever-closer, he might as well cast his exceptionally critical eye back on the 2009 original that everyone went nuts over, and try to figure out what exactly they saw in it?

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Scoob! (movie review).

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Scoob! (movie review).

Our US movie fella, Chris Stuckmann, goes full-colour in his review of the animated movie Scoob! (aka, add a Doo to the end of that puppy), said origin story film starring Zac Efron, Frank Welker, Gina Rodriguez, Amanda Seyfried, Will Forte, Mark Wahlberg, Ken Jeong, Kiersey Clemons and Jason Isaacs. Scoob! was released digitally via […]

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Westworld retrospective (TV series review).

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Westworld retrospective (TV series review).

The Critical Drinker lines up the shots on his coffee table of reviews, to tackle the recent Westworld TV series. Does he like it? Well, I think it’s fair to say feeling are mixed!

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Proximity (scifi movie review by Mark Kermode).

May 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Proximity (scifi movie review by Mark Kermode).

Our man-of-many-movies, Mark Kermode, sits down to review science fiction film Proximity. When a youthful fast-tracked NASA JPL scientist is kidnapped by aliens, no one believes his story … leading to an obsession with the chap finding definitive proof of his abduction. Yep, the same thing happened to me. We’ll be invaded soon, no doubt. […]

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Graphene batteries set to revolutionise energy storage (science news).

May 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Graphene batteries set to revolutionise energy storage (science news).

Graphene has a theoretical capacity of 744 mAh/g with outstanding electronic mobility at 10,000 cm2/V and extremely high lithium diffusivity at 10-7 – 10-6 cm2/s, it holds great promise as an anode material for high-energy-power lithium-ion batteries. Moving it from theory to industry, some new research, titled High-quality mesoporous graphene particles as high-energy and fast-charging […]

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Da 5 Bloods (Netflix’s Vietnam war movie, from Spike Lee: trailer).

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Da 5 Bloods (Netflix’s Vietnam war movie, from Spike Lee: trailer).

You know how it is. You are at home bored, and then you hear that a new Vietnam war film, Da 5 Bloods, is on the way from Spike Lee. Yipee! Four aged African American wars vets — Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) return to Vietnam […]

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The Umbrella Academy second season back in July (news).

May 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Umbrella Academy second season back in July (news).

News just in, Season 2 of superhero TV series, The Umbrella Academy, streams July 31st 2020 on Netflix. The Umbrella Academy is, of course, based on the comic book series of the same name published by Dark Horse Comics.

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Re-Displacement (short scifi movie).

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Re-Displacement (short scifi movie).

Here’s a short science fiction film called Re-Displacement by Lewis Coates, where, in the near-future, a therapist guides Leo through his forgotten memories – but he begins to question whether this high-tech process can be trusted? 

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Katee Sackhoff to play Bo-Katan in The Mandalorian (news).

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Katee Sackhoff to play Bo-Katan in The Mandalorian (news).

The second season of The Mandalorian has hired actress Katee Sackhoff to play Bo-Katan in the Disney+ TV series – the same character she voiced for the animated version of BK in Star Wars The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. The Mandalorian’s second season completed filming in March with post-production now being done from […]

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