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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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Fantasy Magazine is coming back (news).

June 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fantasy Magazine is coming back (news).

Publisher John Joseph Adams is planning to bring back Fantasy Magazine. The first new issue of Fantasy will appear in November 2020 – joining sister-magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare under the same publishing umbrella – aka Adamant Press. JJA has named Arley Sorg and Christie Yant as co-editors-in-chief and will continue in his role as publisher. The magazine will be […]

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Bafflingly advanced ancient stonework: how the heck did they cut it? (video lecture)

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Bafflingly advanced ancient stonework: how the heck did they cut it? (video lecture)

In some strange ruins, advanced tool marks have been left behind which show precision surfaces as if they were carved and shaped using modern machinery. Also, the vast distances that these monuments, some weighing several hundred tons, were moved from the quarries is a mystery. How could the ancients shape hard stones like basalt, granite, […]

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The Boys (second season: peek).

June 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Boys (second season: peek).

Here’s a sneak peek at the second series of Amazon’s violent superhero TV offering, The Boys.

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Blade Runner 2049: the greatest sci-fi movie ever, that commercially failed? (video)

June 28, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Blade Runner 2049: the greatest sci-fi movie ever, that commercially failed? (video)

Denis Villeneueve scifi film Blade Runner 2049 is a remarkable movie, but still ended up flopping in the box office. In the film, Ryan Gosling plays K, a Nexus-9 replicant “blade runner” who uncovers a secret that threatens to destabilise society and the course of civilisation. Ridley Scott stepped down as the film’s initial director […]

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Searching for alien civilisations (science video).

June 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Searching for alien civilisations (science video).

Dr. Shelley Wright of the OIR Lab at UCSD joins good old John Michael Godier to discuss a new way of searching for intelligent alien life, PANO SETI. This new way of searching will look for technosignatures in the form of lasers or other rapid bursts of light. PANO SETI will have the capability of […]

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Japan’s secret retail treasure (J-life video).

June 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Japan’s secret retail treasure (J-life video).

Our man-in-Japan, Ryotaro, says never underestimate the power of Japan’s fave second-hand shop in Sendai … the fabulous Mandai. They sell everything from guitars, model weapons, to amazing collection of Anime figures and plastic models (some, only available to lottery winners, so never actually widely sold in the first place). You won’t believe the stuff […]

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Crusade: a retrospective (video).

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Crusade: a retrospective (video).

Following the landmark Babylon 5 science fiction TV series was no easy task, but scifi creator J. Michael Straczynski took a stab at it with his follow-up series, Crusade. The series’ plot is set in 2267, five years after the events of Babylon 5, and just after the tie-in movie A Call to Arms. The […]

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Star Trek: seven actors who were fired from the franchise (video).

June 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Star Trek: seven actors who were fired from the franchise (video).

It’s time to look at seven actors who were moved on from Star Trek, aka given the order of the boot, for a variety of reasons – some fair, some foul.

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The Boys: season 2 of Amazon’s superhero TV series (trailer with S2 peek).

June 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Boys: season 2 of Amazon’s superhero TV series (trailer with S2 peek).

Amazon’s adult-themed capes TV series, The Boys, is coming back to Jeff Bezos’s favourite streaming TV channel on September 4th, 2020. Here’s the trailer, and there’s also an hour-long The Boys-fest where Patton Oswalt is joined by the cast of The Boys to unpack all the gory madness from season 1, and get all the […]

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Michael Keaton back as Batman? (Kevin Smith & Marc Bernardin’s geek news review).

June 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Michael Keaton back as Batman? (Kevin Smith & Marc Bernardin’s geek news review).

Our own dymanic duo, Marc Bernardin and Kevin Smith, are back with us to chat about all your geek film news, including the revelation that actor Michael Keaton is to appear in the upcoming Flash movie as the Bruce Wayne from Tim Burton’s Batman films. Bat-tastic, chaps, keep up the good work.

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