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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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His Dark Materials (HBO TV series: cast interviews).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
His Dark Materials (HBO TV series: cast interviews).

HBO’s new adaption of His Dark Materials begins on BBC One on Sunday 3rd November 2019, based on the fantasy novels by Philip Pullman. Dafne Keen stars as the young protagonist Lyra, who lives in Jordan College, Oxford. Placed there by her uncle, Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) she lives a sheltered life amongst the scholars […]

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Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep (horror film: feature trailer).

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Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep (horror film: feature trailer).

Doctor Sleep continues Stephen King’s story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and newcomer Kyliegh Curran star in the supernatural thriller, directed by Mike Flanagan, from his own screenplay based upon the novel by Stephen King. Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma […]

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Ridley Scott’s new scifi TV series poached from TNT by HBO Max streaming service (news).

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Ridley Scott’s new scifi TV series poached from TNT by HBO Max streaming service (news).

Ridley Scott’s new scifi TV series, Raised by Wolves, has been poached from TNT by the HBO Max streaming service. Ohhh, cruel. This is the one where androids have to raise human settlers from cryo-frozen embryos on an alien colony world, but find the warlike religious-minded humans’ behaviour down right unsettling. What’s a set of […]

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Everything you wanted to know about the multiverse but were afraid to ask (science video).

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Everything you wanted to know about the multiverse but were afraid to ask (science video).

Caltech research professor Sean Carroll chats about the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics and his new tome on the subject, Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime. It’s certainly interesting to speculate what our reality might actually look like if the many-worlds interpretation is true. 

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HBO cancels Game Of Thrones’ prequel, while Another Life renewed by Netflix.

October 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
HBO cancels Game Of Thrones’ prequel, while Another Life renewed by Netflix.

So, HBO is dumping one Game Of Thrones’ prequel TV series, while original science fiction actioner Another Life is being renewed by Netflix for a second season on the streams. Just to confuse matters, HBO is also greenlighting House of the Dragon, a second GoT prequel set a century before Game of Thrones about House […]

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Random dungeon generator (tabletop RPG resource).

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Random dungeon generator (tabletop RPG resource).

If you need to generate a dungeon for your party of brave adventurers, but imagination is failing you, then here’s a one-click free procedural generated dungeon diagram creator that might well tickle your fancy. https://watabou.itch.io/one-page-dungeon

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Lucifer TV series drawing to an end (news).

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Lucifer TV series drawing to an end (news).

Lucifer‘s last episodes will hit in two batches of eight eps on Netflix, devilish actor Tom Ellis admits. https://deadline.com/2019/10/lucifer-final-episodes-to-be-released-in-two-batches-of-eight-via-netflix-says-tom-ellis-1202771220/ The Offworld Report – the best news offworld SFcrowsnest.

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Brent Spiner shocked to be back in Star Trek (news).

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Brent Spiner shocked to be back in Star Trek (news).

Actor Brent Spiner, aka Data, is apparently shocked to be back in Star Trek. Well, he might be – but we’re happy our favourite android with a heart is making an appearance alongside Picard. https://intl.startrek.com/news/brent-spiner-reveals-surprise-at-his-return-to-star-trek The Offworld Report – the best news offworld SFcrowsnest.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (computer game: trailer).

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (computer game: trailer).

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order looks set to be this Christmas’s must-have computer game for your PC or gaming console. If you fancy yourself as handy with a light-saber, then this is certainly the game for you. It’s out on November 15th 2019, so there’s no excuse not to buy it. Cal Kestis embarks upon […]

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The Mandalorian (second trailer: Star Wars live action TV series).

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The Mandalorian (second trailer: Star Wars live action TV series).

“Mandalorian, look outside. They’re waiting for you.” “Good!” Yes, Star Wars goes all Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Western in the Outer Rim for their new live action TV series. 

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