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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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Tokyo’s robot town! (J-life video).

November 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Tokyo’s robot town! (J-life video).

Have you been to Tokyo’s robot town? No, me neither – but lucky for us, our man in Japan, John Daub, really does live in Japan and was a little bit too interested in visiting their giant Mobile Suit Gundam on display outside a supermarket. Heck, now that’s marketing!

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Charlie’s Angels (spy-fi movie review by Mark Kermode).

November 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Charlie’s Angels (spy-fi movie review by Mark Kermode).

Our man of many movies, Mark Kermode, reviews the new version of the Charlie’s Angels action/spy-fy film. Charlie Townsend’s security and investigation agency has gone worldwide, with teams of Angels – each with their own Bosley – solving mysteries around the globe. When a systems engineer blows becomes a whistle-blower on dangerous new tech, three […]

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Motherless Brooklyn … LA Confidential meets Forrest Gump (interview).

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Motherless Brooklyn … LA Confidential meets Forrest Gump (interview).

Edward Norton talks about his new noir crime movie, Motherless Brooklyn, in this interview by Simon Mayo.

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Why is There NO Record of Ancient Humans? (video)

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Why is There NO Record of Ancient Humans? (video)

The human record stretches back a heck of a long way, but why are there no decent records of ancient humanity before the Gilgamesh era? This video explores the ancient time-line and the major disasters that struck along the way, which might offer answers.

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Star Wars Landspeeder – real vehicle build: UK’s Mad Modder at it again.

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Star Wars Landspeeder – real vehicle build: UK’s Mad Modder at it again.

The Mad Modder of the UK – aka Colin Furze – is only blooming at it again … this time, he’s building a real working Star Wars Landspeeder. Because, he can – okay?

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Star Wars: how the Stormtrooper evolved (documentary).

November 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: how the Stormtrooper evolved (documentary).

A short video documentary looking at how the humble blaster-toting rubbish-shooting front-line of the Imperial Empire’s ground forces have evolved over the various Star Wars movies. Scout troopers, snow troopers, clone troopers, there’s a unique armoured goon for everyone in this scifi franchise.

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Japan’s best vending machine restaurant? (J-Life video).

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Japan’s best vending machine restaurant? (J-Life video).

Our man in Japan, Joe Hattab, visits what might just be Japan’s best vending machine restaurant, aka the Jihanki Shokudo Automat Diner inside Isesaki City. Because nothing says romantic like a machine re-heated burger for a couple of coins! Hmmm, tasty – and simultaneously odd and cool in the same bite. 

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The Mandalorian goes Spaghetti Western (spoof trailer).

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The Mandalorian goes Spaghetti Western (spoof trailer).

If you like the new Star Wars live-action TV series, The Mandalorian, and think that it reminds you of some classic Spaghetti Westerns, then you’re not the only one – here is a spoof trailer for a Spaghetti Western version of The Mandalorian, created by Lance Krall in the same flavour as many a Sergio […]

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 cancelled (TV news).

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 cancelled (TV news).

It looks like the resurrected comedy science fiction thang that is Mystery Science Theater 3000 has been cancelled by Netflix. This just in via Twitter from the series’ host, Jonah Ray … So, Netflix decided to not do another season of MST3K. We are off to Get Down in Lilyhammer while the OA helps us […]

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ET go home (again).

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ET go home (again).

The U.S. comms firm Xfinity have splurged their budget by doing a four minute-long advert reuniting E.T. with Elliott in a kind of mini-movie. I have to say, Elliott looks a lot less cute than I remember. And as for E.T. … well, never has a species evolved to be less evolutionary fit than his […]

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