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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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Watchmen (superhero TV series).

September 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Watchmen (superhero TV series).

HBO’s saucy Watchmen TV series comes into focus for a first look. The only characters from the original graphic novel appear to be Doctor Manhattan, Silk Spectre and Ozymandias. This TV series is set in an alternative reality 2019 — one with no internet or smartphones — so, 34 years after the events of the […]

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Ad Astra (SF film: double clip goodness).

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Ad Astra (SF film: double clip goodness).

A science fiction film, Ad Astra, that tracks Space Force astronaut Roy McBride (played by Brad Pitt) on a mission across the solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed science trip to Neptune that, 30 years later, threatens the Earth with an experimental antimatter drive. 

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Limetown (horror TV series: trailer).

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Limetown (horror TV series: trailer).

Limetown is a new horror/SF-ish TV series (based on the horror podcast of the same name), which is set to launch on the Facebook Watch service October 16th 2019. Lia Haddock (played by Jessica Biel), an APR journalist, is investigating the mystery behind the disappearance of over 300 people at a Tennessee town which hosted […]

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Doctor Sleep (horror movie trailer).

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Doctor Sleep (horror movie trailer).

Horror film Doctor Sleep follows the story of Danny Torrance forty years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining film. Still scarred by the trauma he suffered as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters […]

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Imperial Star Destroyer Lego Ultimate Collector set: $699 of Imperial evil?

September 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Imperial Star Destroyer Lego Ultimate Collector set: $699 of Imperial evil?

Feeling flush after pay day? Then wop $699 large out and purchase this Lego icon of the Galactic Empire – the Devastator. With 4,700 LEGO pieces, this Ultimate Collector Series Imperial Star Destroyer model is more or less as it appeared in the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope, including swivelling guns, a […]

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Oldest meteorite came from destroyed volcanic planet (science news).

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Oldest meteorite came from destroyed volcanic planet (science news).

This meteorite stands out as something completely different from any of the over 40,000 meteorites that have been found on Earth, its existence pointing to a missing planet – long destroyed – in our solar system, one developed enough to have had its own volcanic system. https://asunow.asu.edu/20180802-oldest-ever-igneous-meteorite-contains-clues-planet-building-blocks The Offworld Report – the best news offworld […]

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Jack’s back: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (season 2 spy-fy trailer).

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Jack’s back: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (season 2 spy-fy trailer).

Yes, Jack’s back in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan second season of spy-fi gruel, coming soon to Amazon Prime’s streaming TV streams of joy. After tracking a suspicious shipment of illegal arms in the Venezuelan jungle, CIA Officer Jack Ryan heads down to South America to investigate. As Jack’s investigation threatens to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy, […]

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Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin: heading for the TV screen, one ‘mo time! (news).

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Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin: heading for the TV screen, one ‘mo time! (news).

Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea has had quite a few dodgy attempts in the past to jump into movies and TV series, so let’s hope that Jennifer Fox has more luck in making a new TV series worthy of the fans’ deep love for Earthsea. https://deadline.com/2019/09/earthsea-based-fantasy-book-series-television-a24-jennifer-fox-1202709659/ The Offworld Report – the best news offworld our SFcrowsnest.

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The Testaments (Handmaid’s Tale sequel) picked up by Hulu and MGM TV.

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The Testaments (Handmaid’s Tale sequel) picked up by Hulu and MGM TV.

Margaret Atwood’s mother-of-all-dystopian novels Handmaid’s Tale now has had its imminent sequel – The Testaments (set 15 years after the previous work) – picked up for some broadcast media love by the likes of MGM TV and Hulu. https://deadline.com/2019/09/margaret-atwoods-handmaids-tale-book-sequel-the-testaments-in-the-works-by-mgm-tv-hulu-1202710460/ The Offworld Report – the best news offworld our SFcrowsnest.

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Actor Will Poulter joins Lord of The Rings TV series cast (news).

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Actor Will Poulter joins Lord of The Rings TV series cast (news).

Actor Will Poulter of Black Mirror Bandersnatch, Midsommar, and The Maze Runner-fame had joined Amazon Prime’s Lord of The Rings TV series. Well done, him. Extra helpings of Lembas bread at second breakfast for everyone involved! https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/lord-of-the-rings-series-amazon-will-poulter-cast-1203321951/ The Offworld Report – the best news offworld our SFcrowsnest.

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