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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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Inhumans trailer (another Marvel TV series).

May 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Inhumans trailer (another Marvel TV series).

Here’s the first teaser trailer for the new TV series of the Inhumans, based on the Marvels comics of the same title. Does anyone think Marvel might be over-milking the super-hero cow just a little bit too much, now? The premise behind the Inhumans is that the secret city of Attilan (created by writer/artist legend Jack […]

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BBC to bring a Victorian War Of The Worlds to the TV screen (at last!)

May 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
BBC to bring a Victorian War Of The Worlds to the TV screen (at last!)

Peter Harness of Doctor Who-fame is making the first British television adaptation of H. G. Wells’ classic science fiction novel The War Of The Worlds for a big-time screening on BBC One next year. It’s to be based on the original Victorian story – no present-day updatings, thank the gods. Horsell Common in Surrey is […]

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King Arthur Legend of the Sword trailer (mugging me right off).

May 4, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
King Arthur Legend of the Sword trailer (mugging me right off).

Here the new ‘Prophecy’ trailer spot plus a host of new stills for Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur Legend of the Sword fantasy movie, starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Eric Bana, Poppy Delevingne and Annabelle Wallis. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the […]

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The Recall (sci-fi movie trailer).

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Recall (sci-fi movie trailer).

Here’s the trailer for science fiction film The Recall, which seems to add to the hostile alien abduction sub-genre (is that a thing: on Netflix, surely?). This movie has a bunch of weekend cabin vacationing teens getting down and dirty with E.T., with only a mad ex-astronaut (Wesley Snipes) to save them. Here’s the official blurb… […]

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Defenders trailer (Marvel TV series).

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Defenders trailer (Marvel TV series).

Netflix fans rejoice, the only Marvel superhero group to rival The Avengers and the X-men is now getting its TV series – and as if to prove it, here comes the first trailer of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist getting jiggy with Sigourney Weaver’s bad, bad villain character, in The Defenders. Here’s […]

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Dark Tower movie (first trailer).

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dark Tower movie (first trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for this year’s The Dark Tower movie, directed by Nikolaj Arcel, and, of course, based on the Stephen King novels of the same name. The film has Idris Elba as the gun slinger and Matthew McConaughey as the flick’s big bad. Jake Chambers (child actor Tom Taylor) is a 11-year-old kid […]

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Arthur C. Clarke Award (the 31st shortlist) for science fiction literature announced.

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Arthur C. Clarke Award (the 31st shortlist) for science fiction literature announced.

The 31st Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist for science fiction literature is with us, and the six worthy contenders are, A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton). Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris). After Atlas, Emma Newman (Roc). Occupy Me, Tricia Sullivan (Gollancz). Central Station, Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing). The Underground Railroad, […]

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UK fusion reactor achieves first plasma: predicts power plants on grid by 2030.

May 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
UK fusion reactor achieves first plasma: predicts power plants on grid by 2030.

The UK’s newest fusion reactor has been turned on for the first time and has achieved first plasma. The reactor aims to produce a record-breaking plasma temperature of 100 million degrees. This is seven times hotter than the centre of the Sun and the temperature necessary for controlled fusion. The tokamak reactor, entitled the ‘ST40’, […]

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Alien Covenant, prologue (trailer).

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien Covenant, prologue (trailer).

Here’s the prologue trailer for the latest Aliens flick, Alien Covenant, showing an alien species what happens when you purge! The prologue shows what happened to Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and her synthetic friend David after the events of Prometheus. Set aboard the Engineer vessel, Dr. Shaw repairs David as they continue their search for humanity’s creators with a […]

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (trailer).

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the sequel to the Kingsman spy-fy movie, which was of course based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar & Dave Gibbons. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face up to a deadly fresh challenge. This movie stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, […]

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