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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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Ant-Man 3 on the way from Marvel: thanks, Peyton Reed (news).

November 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ant-Man 3 on the way from Marvel: thanks, Peyton Reed (news).

The Ant-Man’s future is assured with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), with director Peyton Reed in charge once more – he who also produced 2015’s Ant-Man and 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ant-man-3-peyton-reed-returning-direct-1251732

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Tamora Pierce’s Tortall epic fantasy books to become a TV series (news).

November 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Tamora Pierce’s Tortall epic fantasy books to become a TV series (news).

Tamora Pierce’s 22 Tortall epic fantasy books are to become a TV series thanks to the Lionsgate studio – and apparently they’re aiming for a kind of Game of Thrones meets young adult vibe. https://deadline.com/2019/11/lionsgate-little-women-producer-playground-plot-fantasy-world-with-tamora-pierces-tortall-universe-series-1202771376/?fbclid=IwAR1eKgwhl2YVG3KTVz7pedxQm2sIrQz1Qrh2KBq_e896mhV-Htf6pOCHZ_k – The Offworld Report – the best content offworld SFcrowsnest.

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Is Planet Nine a primordial Black Hole? (science video).

October 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Is Planet Nine a primordial Black Hole? (science video).

JMG conducts a little video exploration into the recent idea that the hypothetical Planet Nine outside our solar system may not be a planet at all (this is the thing that causes a gravity-based influence on orbits for trans-Neptunian objects), but instead, could be a small primordial black hole sitting just outside our solar system.

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Little Joe (scifi film: trailer).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Little Joe (scifi film: trailer).

In new scifi horror movie Little Joe, Alice, a scientist, creates a genetically modified plant which is designed to make humans happy – but when she takes a plant home for her son, Joe, it begins to cause uncanny changes verging on the Invasion of the Bodysnatchers-variety. 

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Dracula (new BBC classic horror TV series: trailer).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dracula (new BBC classic horror TV series: trailer).

The first trailer for Dracula has been revealed, a forthcoming three-part horror series based on the classic novel of the same name – this one written by Sherlock’s Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat – as a co-production between BBC One and Netflix. 

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Watchmen (new trailer: superhero TV series).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Watchmen (new trailer: superhero TV series).

Following a late-night visit from the senator who authored Masked Policing Legislation in Oklahoma, FBI agent Laurie Blake (Jean Smart) heads to Tulsa to take over the recent murder investigation. The Lord of The Manor receives a harshly worded letter and responds accordingly.

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Code 8 (scifi movie: trailer).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Code 8 (scifi movie: trailer).

Code 8 is a new sci-fi film directed by Jeff Chan, created as a sequel to his 2016 short film of the same name. Humans who possess superhuman powers clash with a militarised police force set up to suppress all mutants (ohh, those dirty mutants).

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His Dark Materials (HBO TV series: cast interviews).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
His Dark Materials (HBO TV series: cast interviews).

HBO’s new adaption of His Dark Materials begins on BBC One on Sunday 3rd November 2019, based on the fantasy novels by Philip Pullman. Dafne Keen stars as the young protagonist Lyra, who lives in Jordan College, Oxford. Placed there by her uncle, Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) she lives a sheltered life amongst the scholars […]

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Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep (horror film: feature trailer).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep (horror film: feature trailer).

Doctor Sleep continues Stephen King’s story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and newcomer Kyliegh Curran star in the supernatural thriller, directed by Mike Flanagan, from his own screenplay based upon the novel by Stephen King. Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma […]

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Ridley Scott’s new scifi TV series poached from TNT by HBO Max streaming service (news).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ridley Scott’s new scifi TV series poached from TNT by HBO Max streaming service (news).

Ridley Scott’s new scifi TV series, Raised by Wolves, has been poached from TNT by the HBO Max streaming service. Ohhh, cruel. This is the one where androids have to raise human settlers from cryo-frozen embryos on an alien colony world, but find the warlike religious-minded humans’ behaviour down right unsettling. What’s a set of […]

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