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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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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).

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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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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (movie trailer).

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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (movie trailer).

Here, the Jay and Silent Bob film sequel takes the piss out of itself, in the cleverly named Jay and Silent Bob Reboot – possibly to preempt everyone else from doing so. Nicely, played, gentlemen, nicely played. When Jay and Silent Bob discover that Hollywood is rebooting an old movie based on them, the clueless […]

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Cats (movie trailer: you can’t unsee the horror).

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Cats (movie trailer: you can’t unsee the horror).

Trigger warning: you will never be able to un-see the terror and intrinsic horror of the upcoming big budget money film version of the fantasy musical, Cats. Here’s the blurb … A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new […]

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Top Gun Maverick (action film trailer).

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Top Gun Maverick (action film trailer).

Here’s the trailer for Top Gun Maverick – set in the current day with Captain Peter “Maverick” Mitchell – aka Tom Cruise – as the new flight instructor at Top Gun, where he guides Bradley, Goose’s son, who wants to become an aviator like his dad was. Coming June 26th 2020 from Paramount Pictures.

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His Dark Materials (2nd trailer: new HBO steampunk TV series).

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His Dark Materials (2nd trailer: new HBO steampunk TV series).

HBO is looking for the new, new big thing, and lucky us, they’ve settled on making a TV series based on Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series, with large stars such as stars Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the frame. Ruth Wilson always did play an amazing bunny boiler, and […]

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Ad Astra (SF movie trailer #2).

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Ad Astra (SF movie trailer #2).

In this Brad Pitt science fiction flick, Ad Astra, a U.S. astronaut has to visit the solar system’s outer edges to locate his MIA space-farer dad while working to unravel a strange alien mystery which might just threaten the survival of the Solar System. While doing so, he stumbles across a conspiracy which could change […]

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33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards won by Tade Thompson’s Rosewater.

July 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards won by Tade Thompson’s Rosewater.

Rosewater by Tade Thompson (published by Orbit) is the 33rd winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the UK prize for science fiction literature. Thompson – a psychiatrist by trade – was born in London to Yoruba parents and he grew up in Nigeria. Rosewater explores life in Nigeria after a successful alien invasion’s changed […]

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Paradise Hills (fantasy film: trailer).

July 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Paradise Hills (fantasy film: trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for Paradise Hills, an urban fantasy film via the Sundance Film Festival, directed by Alice Waddington with actors Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald, Awkwafina, Eiza González, Milla Jovovich, and Jeremy Irvine starring in the flick. Hitting the cinema on November 1st 2019 from Samuel Goldwyn Films. 

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The King’s Man (spy-fy trailer).

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The King’s Man (spy-fy trailer).

A Kingsman movie prequel (the two movies based on the Kingsman comic-book created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar) produced by Matthew Vaughn which looks at the start of the spy organisation at the turn of the 20th century. Edwardianpunk, anyone? The cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Rhys Ifans, Gemma Arterton, Aaron […]

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