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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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Castle Rock (second season: horror TV).

September 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Castle Rock (second season: horror TV).

I always read this and think, great, they’re bringing back Fraggle Rock … then I realise it’s a Stephen King TV series where psychopath Annie Wilkes, Stephen King’s nurse from hell (played by Lizzy Caplan) gets waylaid in the little ‘ol American town of Castle Rock.

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World War A: When Aliens Attack (full science documentary).

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World War A: When Aliens Attack (full science documentary).

What would happen if ET didn’t want to phone home, but wished to take ours, instead? This hour-long science documentary asks the unsettling question about the fate of humanity if aliens didn’t come in peace.

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Susanna Clarke’s follow-up to Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell on the way (book news).

September 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Susanna Clarke’s follow-up to Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell on the way (book news).

Susanna Clarke’s next two fantasy novels are coming out from the publisher Bloomsbury, only 15 years after her work Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Piranesi will be about a “watery labyrinth”, hitting book shops on September 2020 with a second fantasy novel to follow. https://www.thebookseller.com/news/susanna-clarkes-perfectly-constructed-next-novel-goes-bloomsbury-15-years-after-jonathan – The Offworld Report, the best news offworld SFcrowsnest

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SpaceX: Elon Musk, to the stars (interview).

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SpaceX: Elon Musk, to the stars (interview).

SpaceX head cheese Elon Musk interviewed on the design and development of Starship and how it’s all going. SpaceX’s Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle are a fully, rapidly reusable transportation system designed to carry crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars, as well as anywhere else in the solar system.

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The King’s Man (Edwardian spy-fy film: second trailer).

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The King’s Man (Edwardian spy-fy film: second trailer).

Here’s the second trailer for The King’s Man Edwardian-punk spy-fy film. As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one young chap must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King’s Man (based […]

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War of the Worlds (BBC TV trailer).

September 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
War of the Worlds (BBC TV trailer).

Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark, Loving Vincent) and Rafe Spall (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The Big Short) lead the cast for the BBC’s War of the Worlds alongside Robert Carlyle (T2:Trainspotting, Once Upon A Time) and Rupert Graves (Swimming with Men, Sherlock) in the first British television adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic novel. The War of the […]

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Elon Musk on his Starship prototype (video).

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Elon Musk on his Starship prototype (video).

SpaceX has been building the first Starship prototype in Boca Chica, Texas for the last several months. On the 11th Anniversary of the first Falcon 1 rocket getting into orbit, Elon Musk presents his vision for the short term future of the Starship program that his company is developing.

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Is starship about to get SpaceX to mars? (video doc)

September 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Is starship about to get SpaceX to mars? (video doc)

Fraser Cain (publisher of Universe Today) and John Michael Godier discuss the recent Starhopper test. Is starship about to get SpaceX to mars? Can the payload capabilities of starship dramatically change how we use low earth orbit around Earth? And what about Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin’s plans for O’Niell Cylinders?

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For All Mankind (scifi TV series: trailer).

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For All Mankind (scifi TV series: trailer).

Apple TV have cooked up a good one, For All Mankind, a new SF TV series which looks like the kind of thing that author Stephen Baxter might have written – it is set in a parallel reality where the USSR beats the USA to the first moon landing. Dubbed as Red Moon, this event […]

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Spider-Man back in the MCU (news).

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Spider-Man back in the MCU (news).

Sony Pictures and Marvel have signed a little peace treaty and now found a way to make the next Spider-Man film, keeping it more or less inside the MCU universe. That’s great, because ending on such a cliffhanger in the last movie without any resolution to what happens next would have truly sucked. The new […]

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