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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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Dominion (short scifi film).

May 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Dominion (short scifi film).

In the short five-minute-long science fiction film, Dominion, by Mahmut Akay, a man comes across a briefcase containing a set of gloves with a shocking ability. What starts off as innocuous fun, quickly descends into exploitation of power.

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The Automaton (short steampunk film).

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The Automaton (short steampunk film).

The Automaton is a short scifi-steampunky film from W. Alex Reeves that runs for 22 minutes and is well worth a watch. In 1897, a widow returns to the family farm where she discovers her late husband’s attempt at building a sentient machine. 

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Orson Scott Card: author interview (video).

May 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Orson Scott Card: author interview (video).

Interviewer Ben Shapiro sits down with Ender’s Game scifi author Orson Scott Card to discuss how all human beings have a religion, why be believes The Force is the worst part of Star Wars, the future of science-fiction and fantasy, and the Ender’s Game franchise.

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Space Force (Netflix SF comedy TV series: trailer).

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Space Force (Netflix SF comedy TV series: trailer).

If you need a laugh – and hey, who doesn’t? – then here’s the first trailer for the new SF(ish) comedy from Netflix, Space Force, from the same bods who brought you The Office, and starring Steve Carell as General Mark R. Naird, head of the new U.S. Space Force, and John Malkovich as Dr. […]

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Taika Waititi to make a new Star Wars film for the cinema (news).

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Taika Waititi to make a new Star Wars film for the cinema (news).

Actor, director and all-round Renaissance bod Taika Waititi (of Jo-Jo Rabbit fame), is taking on the Star Wars universe as he has been tapped to direct and co-write an original film in the franchise. That should be, ummm, interesting. And possibly very special. His bud in the co-writing chair will be Krysty Wilson-Cairns of 1917 […]

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Chris Pratt as Indiana Jones (deep-fake fun).

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Chris Pratt as Indiana Jones (deep-fake fun).

Would Chris Pratt be a good’un for the starring role in any new Indiana Jones films? Well, firmly in his corner is this deep-fake piece of craziness made using the free tools at https://github.com/iperov/DeepFaceLab 

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Demolition Man 2 on the cards? (scifi film news)

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Demolition Man 2 on the cards? (scifi film news)

Demolition Man was a 1993 science fiction movie with Sylvester Stallone (as Sergeant John Spartan) and Wesley Snipes (as bad’un Simon Phoenix), where two people, a wicked mob boss and a rogue police officer, are both cryogenically frozen in 1996 after a massacre, then re-animated in 2032 to find mainstream society with all crime – […]

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Star Wars Battlefront II: The Battle on Scarif (game news).

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Star Wars Battlefront II: The Battle on Scarif (game news).

Bittersweet news if you are a fan of Star Wars Battlefront II … there’s now a free The Battle on Scarif expansion, but that accompanies the news that there will be no more action in this game, and EA will be putting all its development work into whatever the next game in the Battlefield franchise […]

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Does the author Stephen Hunt deserve a writing shed?

May 3, 2020 | By | Reply More
Does the author Stephen Hunt deserve a writing shed?

It is the matter of the hour … does fantasy and science fiction author Stephen Hunt deserve an author’s shed to dedicate his time and effort to the genre … or not?

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Fight like a girl? Mass super-star all-female boss battle (weird news: video).

May 3, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fight like a girl? Mass super-star all-female boss battle (weird news: video).

Some times, all you need is a little act of mass kindness to start a virtuous circle of love flowing around the world. Other times, what you really need is a mass super-star all-female boss battle brawl*. See Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Hallie Berry, Zoe Saldana, Thandie Newton, Margot Robbie, Cameron Diaz, and many others […]

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