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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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Female James Bond on the cards, says Pierce Brosnan (spy-fy news).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Female James Bond on the cards, says Pierce Brosnan (spy-fy news).

Pierce Brosnan reckons playing James Bond might have been his biggest achievement, but that it’s now time for a woman to pick up the Bond role. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/pierce-brosnan-endorses-female-bond-get-way-guys-1237752 The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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Earth’s 10 billion atomic bomb-blast: when an asteroid killed our planet (science news).

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Earth’s 10 billion atomic bomb-blast: when an asteroid killed our planet (science news).

when the asteroid that called time on the dinosaurs smashed into the Earth, the impact set wildfires, triggered tsunamis and blasted so much sulphur into the atmosphere that it blocked the sun, which caused the global cooling that ultimately doomed the dinosaurs. That’s the scenario scientists have hypothesised. Now, a new study led by The […]

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Voyager’s holographic doctor reads Gene Roddenberry (video).

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Voyager’s holographic doctor reads Gene Roddenberry (video).

In 1980, Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, wrote and posted a letter out to his Star Trek Fans mailing list. In this missive, Roddenberry invited Star Trek viewers to help in the mission to explore the galaxy. To celebrate this event, Star Trek Voyager‘s holographic doctor, aka actor Robert Picardo, who serves on […]

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Watchmen (superhero TV series).

September 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Watchmen (superhero TV series).

HBO’s saucy Watchmen TV series comes into focus for a first look. The only characters from the original graphic novel appear to be Doctor Manhattan, Silk Spectre and Ozymandias. This TV series is set in an alternative reality 2019 — one with no internet or smartphones — so, 34 years after the events of the […]

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Ad Astra (SF film: double clip goodness).

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Ad Astra (SF film: double clip goodness).

A science fiction film, Ad Astra, that tracks Space Force astronaut Roy McBride (played by Brad Pitt) on a mission across the solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed science trip to Neptune that, 30 years later, threatens the Earth with an experimental antimatter drive. 

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Limetown (horror TV series: trailer).

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Limetown (horror TV series: trailer).

Limetown is a new horror/SF-ish TV series (based on the horror podcast of the same name), which is set to launch on the Facebook Watch service October 16th 2019. Lia Haddock (played by Jessica Biel), an APR journalist, is investigating the mystery behind the disappearance of over 300 people at a Tennessee town which hosted […]

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Doctor Sleep (horror movie trailer).

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Doctor Sleep (horror movie trailer).

Horror film Doctor Sleep follows the story of Danny Torrance forty years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining film. Still scarred by the trauma he suffered as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters […]

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Imperial Star Destroyer Lego Ultimate Collector set: $699 of Imperial evil?

September 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Imperial Star Destroyer Lego Ultimate Collector set: $699 of Imperial evil?

Feeling flush after pay day? Then wop $699 large out and purchase this Lego icon of the Galactic Empire – the Devastator. With 4,700 LEGO pieces, this Ultimate Collector Series Imperial Star Destroyer model is more or less as it appeared in the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope, including swivelling guns, a […]

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Oldest meteorite came from destroyed volcanic planet (science news).

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Oldest meteorite came from destroyed volcanic planet (science news).

This meteorite stands out as something completely different from any of the over 40,000 meteorites that have been found on Earth, its existence pointing to a missing planet – long destroyed – in our solar system, one developed enough to have had its own volcanic system. https://asunow.asu.edu/20180802-oldest-ever-igneous-meteorite-contains-clues-planet-building-blocks The Offworld Report – the best news offworld […]

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Jack’s back: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (season 2 spy-fy trailer).

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Jack’s back: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (season 2 spy-fy trailer).

Yes, Jack’s back in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan second season of spy-fi gruel, coming soon to Amazon Prime’s streaming TV streams of joy. After tracking a suspicious shipment of illegal arms in the Venezuelan jungle, CIA Officer Jack Ryan heads down to South America to investigate. As Jack’s investigation threatens to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy, […]

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