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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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No Time to Die (trailer: new James Bond movie).

August 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
No Time to Die (trailer: new James Bond movie).

Here’s some spy-fi action from the grand-daddy of spy-fi movie series – James Bond – it’s called No Time to Die, and it’s probably going to be quite good!

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Ad Astra (Brad Pitt SF movie: new trailer).

August 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ad Astra (Brad Pitt SF movie: new trailer).

Here’s a new trailer for the science fiction movie Ad Astra with Brad Pitt playing an astronaut investigating some potential alien conspiracy shenanigans at the edge of the solar system. Quite hard to judge this film from just the trailers. Hitting the cinemas near you on September 20th 2019.

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Could a monstrous solar flare burn out all of Earth’s technology? (science video).

August 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Could a monstrous solar flare burn out all of Earth’s technology? (science video).

The hyper-large solar storm of 1859 – also also known as the Carrington Event – was a monstrous solar coronal mass ejection which struck Earth’s magnetosphere wiping out early electrical power stations and telegraph systems. If a solar storm of this magnitude hit today it could send us back temporarily to the stone age. How […]

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World science fiction focus shifts to New Zealand (con news).

August 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
World science fiction focus shifts to New Zealand (con news).

CoNZealand will be the 78th Worldcon and will take place from Wednesday 29th July to Sunday 2nd August 2020. Guests of Honour are the authors Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon, New Zealand artist Greg Broadmore, and fandom star Rose Mitchell. George R.R. Martin, a longtime friend of Worldcon, will be Toastmaster. New Zealand is the […]

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Mary Robinette Kowal’s The Calculating Stars carries the Hugo Awards.

August 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Mary Robinette Kowal’s The Calculating Stars carries the Hugo Awards.

The Calculating Stars, an alternate history of climate change and space exploration by Mary Robinette Kowal was voted Best Novel by science fiction fans in the 2019 Hugo Awards hosted in Dublin. Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy novel, Children of Blood and Bone, won the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book. Jeanette Ng, author […]

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Underwater (scifi movie trailer).

August 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Underwater (scifi movie trailer).

Underwater is an upcoming Abyss-like science fiction movie with a touch of Alien where a crew of underwater miners must try to reach safety after their drilling operation damages their deep-sea floor factory and releases … something … into the ocean alongside them, which then quickly starts hunting them down one by one. Hitting the […]

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Actor Peter Fonda passes (Futureworld, Escape from L.A).

August 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Actor Peter Fonda passes (Futureworld, Escape from L.A).

The classic 1960s actor Peter Fonda passed away from respiratory failure caused by lung cancer in his mansion in LA, yesterday, aged 79. He acted in a number of genre movies and TV series including Futureworld (the sequel to Westworld), Escape from L.A, Ghost Rider, Space Ghost Coast to Coast and Supernova, but he’ll be […]

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Retro Hugos see Wonder Woman, Bradbury and Little Prince, honoured in Dublin.

August 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Retro Hugos see Wonder Woman, Bradbury and Little Prince, honoured in Dublin.

Antoine de St-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, comic book superheroine Wonder Woman, and Ray Bradbury’s short story “R is for “Rocket” were among the works and people honoured at the retrospective Hugo Awards for works created in 1943. The awards were presented at the opening ceremony of Dublin 2019 – the Irish Worldcon, aka the 77th […]

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Auggie (scifi movie trailer).

August 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Auggie (scifi movie trailer).

In Black Mirror-like science fiction film Auggie, Felix Greystone has to accept early retirement, and with time on his hands, falls in love with a super realistic AI augmented reality companion. Unfortunately, this is to the detriment of his real relationship with his actual flesh-and-blood wife and daughter.

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Ewan McGregor to appear in new Star Wars project as Obi-Wan Kenobi (news).

August 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ewan McGregor to appear in new Star Wars project as Obi-Wan Kenobi (news).

You might have thought that actor Ewan McGregor was all done with his prequel appearances as wise jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, but no! The Mouse has lured him back for another tilt at the Star Wars universe. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7361729/Ewan-McGregor-set-RETURN-Star-Wars-signs-reprise-role-Obi-Wan-Kenobi.html The best content off-world our SFcrowsnest.

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