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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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Steampunk hot rod: burns all competition!

September 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Steampunk hot rod: burns all competition!

Steampunk car customiser-king Paul Bacon has completed his most steaming project yet – a steampunk hot rod built from scratch. The Automatron is a horse-drawn carriage-inspired hot rod with an estimated top speed of up to 110mph. Beginning with a 1924 Singer Sport base, parts were added from a variety of unlikely sources; including a […]

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Saudi Arabia pulps school textbook accidentally showing their King and Yoda as friends (news).

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Saudi Arabia pulps school textbook accidentally showing their King and Yoda as friends (news).

Saudi Arabia has now pulped a schoolbook accidentally printed with a fake joke photo showing Yoda from Star Wars sitting next to the Saudi King inside the United Nations. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/22/saudi-arabia-accidentally-prints-textbook-showing-yoda-sitting/ The Offworld Report – the best content ‘offworld the Nest

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His Dark Materials gets its November release date (news).

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His Dark Materials gets its November release date (news).

His Dark Materials, Jack Thorne’s adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy novels of the same name, will hits the streams on Sunday 3rd November 2019 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, as well as HBO. The eight-part adaptation tells the story of Lyra, the young protagonist who lives in Jordan College, Oxford. Placed there at the […]

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Way Station by Clifford D. Simak to hit Netflix (news).

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Way Station by Clifford D. Simak to hit Netflix (news).

The 1963 science fiction Hugo Award-winning novel Way Station by Clifford D. Simak is on its way to Netflix in the near future. The book was first published as Here Gather the Stars as serialised form inside Galaxy Magazine In the book, Enoch Wallace, an American Civil War soldier, is chosen by aliens to administer […]

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See (post-apocalyptic TV series: trailer).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
See (post-apocalyptic TV series: trailer).

See is one of the first big TV series to be coming out from Apple TV, and of course, it’s science fiction. This is high concept stuff, set in a dystopian post-collapse future. Humanity has lost its sense of sight and the USA could best be described as a bunch of natives living American Indian-style, […]

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Major Matt Mason (scifi film news).

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Major Matt Mason (scifi film news).

Those of you with really good memories and a mature set of DNA might well recall the Major Matt Mason action figure from the 1960s by Mattel … kind of Action Man in space. Well, actor Tom Hanks obviously remembers, because he’s teaming up with Akiva Goldsman for a live-action scifi movie based on his […]

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Biohackers are medicine’s real Robin Hoods (science news).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Biohackers are medicine’s real Robin Hoods (science news).

Biohackers are creating a free knockoff of a million-dollar gene therapy – should we cringe or applaud the Robin Hoods of medicine? https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614245/biohackers-are-pirating-a-cheap-version-of-a-million-dollar-gene-therapy/ The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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Self-healing robots that cannot be destroyed (science news).

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Self-healing robots that cannot be destroyed (science news).

Robots that cannot be broken? Skynet will be so pleased about this actual piece of science news! The European Commission is funding a project called SHERO (Self HEaling soft RObotics) to get ahead in the robotics revolution. https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/soft-selfhealing-materials-for-robots-that-cannot-be-destroyed The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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Killer military robots: arriving to kill you soon (science news).

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Killer military robots: arriving to kill you soon (science news).

Murder-bots – coming soon to a war zone near you. Welcome to a dark new age of autonomous machine warfare! https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/09/killer-robots-and-new-era-machine-driven-warfare/597130/ The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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CBS TV Studios fires Star Trek Discovery script writer, Walter Mosley (news).

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CBS TV Studios fires Star Trek Discovery script writer, Walter Mosley (news).

Star Trek Discovery writer Walter Mosley was chastised by human resources and booted out of the Star Trek Discovery writers’ room. This is his sad story of woe. https://www.trektoday.com/content/2019/09/mosley-on-quitting-discoverys-writers-room/ The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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