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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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Star Wars Lego helmets (news).

March 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Lego helmets (news).

If you’ve got a bit of time on your hands, and hey, these days, who hasn’t, then there are a series of Lego Star Wars helmets shipping at the end of April 2020 (well, they were, anyway), for 60 dollars a pop. There are a seven inch tall Boba Fett head, a tie fighter pilot, […]

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Shaun of the Dead deals with pandemic panic, as do the Brooks family (news)

March 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Shaun of the Dead deals with pandemic panic, as do the Brooks family (news)

Shaun of the Dead deals with pandemic panic, as do the Brooks family (news) Friends and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost of Spaced-fame have re-filmed that scene from the 2004 Shaun of the Dead movie where their characters make the plan to avoid the zombie apocalypse. This time the plan is to NOT go […]

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Freebies roundup: from Amazon Prime TV shows to Doctor Who and 2000AD comic-books (news).

March 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Freebies roundup: from Amazon Prime TV shows to Doctor Who and 2000AD comic-books (news).

There’s a whole lot of freebie flinging going on at the moment as content creators, individuals and firms try to cheer up everyone stuck at home. Amazon is making lots of children’s programming free to people, the kind of TV that you would normally need a Prime Membership to access. The exact shows vary from […]

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Forbidden Planet megastore and offshoot shops shut (news).

March 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Forbidden Planet megastore and offshoot shops shut (news).

Well, there goes my favourite geek-specialist retail experience off Oxford Street – the London Forbidden Planet megastore and its various offshoots around the country have now been shut down in the face of the global pandemic. They say, “To protect our staff and our customers, and to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, all […]

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Star Trek Picard TV series made free by Patrick Stewart to cheer world (news).

March 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Picard TV series made free by Patrick Stewart to cheer world (news).

The TV series Star Trek Picard, previously only available to paid subscribers of the CBS streaming service in the USA, and paid subscribers of Amazon Prime outside the USA, is now to be made available free to stream to the U.S. by Patrick Stewart and the bods over at CBS, looking to spread some cheer. […]

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CoNZealand, the World Science Fiction Convention, switches to virtual event, only (news).

March 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
CoNZealand, the World Science Fiction Convention, switches to virtual event, only (news).

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention – aka the Worldcon – is now to become the first-ever ‘virtual Worldcon’, as the convention cancels their physical event amidst the current global pandemic. CoNZealand Chairs, Kelly Buehler and Norman Cates said, “This has been an incredibly difficult decision, but one that had to be made now […]

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Upload (Amazon Prime scifi comedy TV series: trailer).

March 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Upload (Amazon Prime scifi comedy TV series: trailer).

Comedy scifi is an odd beast and a hit and miss affair at the best of times, so will Amazon Prime’s new science fiction TV series, Upload, be any good? Well, this one is from the mind of Greg Daniels (aka The Office, and Parks and Recreation). In the near future, people who are close […]

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Westworld: season three, episode one (review).

March 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Westworld: season three, episode one (review).

The first episode of the third season of HBO’s science fiction TV series Westworld comes under the somewhat grumpy gaze of the Scottish churl and SFF reviewer, Critical Drinker. Did he like it? Hey, did Victor Meldrew wake up every day full of sunshine, smiles and rainbows? 

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Vlad the Impaler (fantasy movie: trailer).

March 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Vlad the Impaler (fantasy movie: trailer).

Here’s the trailer for fantasy film Vlad the Impaler – think Game of Thrones meets Vikings – with a Dracula origin story. On DVD & streaming today, 23rd March 2020, via 4Digital Media. It’s a tale of seven warriors in 15th Century Turkey, tasked with hunting down the warlord Vlad the Impaler, to put an […]

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Asterix artist Albert Uderzo passes away of old age (news).

March 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Asterix artist Albert Uderzo passes away of old age (news).

Asterix artist Albert Uderzo has passed away today, Tuesday 29th March 2020, at the grand old age of 92, his son-in-law tells us. The French comic book illustrator behind the Asterix comics (first created in 1959) joins his co-creator, author René Goscinny, in the pantheon of great graphic novel legends in the sky. Uderzo’s son-in-law, […]

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