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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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War for the Planet of the Apes: reviews say, yes.

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
War for the Planet of the Apes: reviews say, yes.

So, the first reviews are just in for the War for the Planet of the Apes movie and they all seem to be very positive. Here’s the last trailer for the film. Number 4, we think. The official blurb reads … In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the franchise, Caesar […]

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US to establish brand new military service … the U.S. Space Corps.

June 26, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
US to establish brand new military service … the U.S. Space Corps.

All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the Corps! A day in the Space Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal’s a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I LOVE the Corps! Mike Rogers, Chairman of the Committee on U.S. Armed […]

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Game of Thrones season 7 trailer.

June 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones season 7 trailer.

Here’s the Game of Thrones season 7 trailer. It’s all about the characters as best I can tell.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets … they’ll “See You In Space!”

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets …  they’ll “See You In Space!”

Here’s a feature for the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets movie (based on the French graphic novel series of the same name). So, Luc Besson is a big comic-book fan? Well, which intelligent person isn’t, we ask. For those who have never read these books, here’s the official blurb … In the […]

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Master and Missy … together in evil?

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Master and Missy … together in evil?

A shocking new image materialises in time for the Doctor Who series 10 finale, which sees Missy (Michelle Gomez) and the Master (John Simm) together for the first time. The pair are seen either side of the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) as they put their own chilling spin on the poster image that previously accompanied Doctor […]

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Ten new ‘Earths’ rustled up by NASA.

June 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ten new ‘Earths’ rustled up by NASA.

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has just released a fascinating mission catalog of planet candidates which introduces 219 new planet candidates, then of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their star’s habitable zone, which is the range of distance from a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of a rocky planet. […]

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Rakka: new alien invasion short movie from Neill Blomkamp.

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rakka: new alien invasion short movie from Neill Blomkamp.

Neill Blomkamp’s own film production company, Oats Studios, has just released a rather interesting-looking free short science fiction film – an alien invasion-themed movie entitled Rakka. That’s Japanese for ‘fall’ – as in, humanity’s. As you’d expect from the bloke that brought you District 9, Elysium and Chappie, it’s quite a beast!

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War for the Planet of the Apes got a ‘Bad Ape’.

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
War for the Planet of the Apes got a ‘Bad Ape’.

Ahead of the release of War for the Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century Fox has debuted a new clip from the film entitled ‘Bad Ape’. Caesar and his band of Simian brothers discover an unknown, newly evolved ape named “Bad Ape” (Steve Zahn) – an escapee from a zoo. For the first time in […]

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Tor, master of Spin

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tor, master of Spin

Jen Gunnels at Tor in New York has acquired US rights to Andrew Bannister’s Spin Trilogy, the science fiction series of novels that opened with Creation Machine, from Helen Edwards, Rights Director of Transworld UK. Literary agent John Jarrold sold world rights in the trilogy to Simon Taylor in 2015, and Creation Machine was published by […]

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Black Panther roars (first trailer).

June 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Black Panther roars (first trailer).

And the first trailer for the Marvel movie Black Panther drops, with the backdrop of the secret tech-advanced African super-state revealed in more detail. The film’s official blurb reads: Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed […]

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