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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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Star Trek Lower Decks (animated comedy Trek trailer).

July 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Lower Decks (animated comedy Trek trailer).

Star Trek Lower Decks looks to move the Star Trek franchise into Simpsons comedy territory, with an animated format series just for Vulcan laughs – or should that be Klingon shits and giggles? Well, time will tell. The new series has a bunch of photos out via the current Comic-Con publicity machine. It will be […]

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Star Trek Short Treks (trailer for new shorts series).

July 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Short Treks (trailer for new shorts series).

If you thought that Star Trek had forgotten about the previous success of their little micro-shorts, then  think think again, Federation citizen! And for the really good news, three of the six episodes from Star Trek Short Treks feature the early Enterprise escapades with Pike and Spock – including some cannibal Tribble trouble. Ouch!

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The Witcher (new Netflix epic fantasy TV series: trailer).

July 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Witcher (new Netflix epic fantasy TV series: trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for season one of the new Netflix TV series, The Witcher, based on the fantasy novels of Polish SFF author Andrzej Sapkowski. Sad to say, many fans of this won’t even know The Witcher was a series of fantasy books, first – having only heard of it from its best-selling game […]

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Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (season 6 TV trailer).

July 19, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (season 6 TV trailer).

Here’s the final trailer for the last – supposedly (we keep on getting told the thing is really, really, finished; then, like a zombie, it comes shambling back) – series of the TV journey that has been Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. It’s all about Bad Coulson – a little like Bad Santa, but a spy-fy […]

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Alan Turing: genius coming to a bank note near you, soon.

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alan Turing: genius coming to a bank note near you, soon.

Here’s a good reason to be living in the UK, the – about time – new imagery depicting computer genius Alan Turing and his work which will be used for the reverse of the upcoming £50 note. The new polymer £50 note is expected to enter circulation by the end of 2021. Alan Turing provided […]

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Four thousand exo-planets discovered (and counting).

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Four thousand exo-planets discovered (and counting).

Here’s a beautiful animated video timeline of our discovery of exo-planets between 1991 (count: zero) and today in 2019 (count: +4000 and rising). So many worlds. I wonder if we will survive as a species to visit a few of them? Wouldn’t that be marvellous.

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Any Klingon only adverts in existence?

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Any Klingon only adverts in existence?

Bob from the Star Trek Society of Lesser Goring writes in with the question, “Were there any TV adverts produced ONLY in Klingon?” Bob, rest easy. Of course there was – check out this Star Trek pizza advert from the depths of 1994. Was it really so long ago? Yes, so it seems.

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Red Dwarf: broken starship mess.

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Red Dwarf: broken starship mess.

Who can assist the crew of the Red Dwarf when you’ve broken down in deep space? It seems The AA can help out the Red Dwarf crew through a spot of bother on the intergalactic hard shoulder. Caution, real world performance of the AA may be a lot more limited than this!

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NASA going for orbital 3d printing in a big way.

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA going for orbital 3d printing in a big way.

NASA has awarded a $73.7 million contract to Made In Space, Inc. (California), to demonstrate the ability of a small spacecraft, called Archinaut One, to manufacture and assemble spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit. The in-space robotic manufacturing and assembly technologies could be important for America’s Moon to Mars exploration approach. Archinaut One is expected to […]

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Terminator Dark Fate (scifi movie: feature trailer via ComicCon).

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Terminator Dark Fate (scifi movie: feature trailer via ComicCon).

Ah, ComicCon – time to dine on a thousand new film trailers all vying for publicity. Well, here’s the ComicCon feature trailer for Terminator Dark Fate, in which three decades after the Terminator 2 Judgement Day‘s events, a new liquid metal Terminator model (played by Gabriel Luna) is dispatched by Skynet to terminate Dani Ramos […]

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