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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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Failure is not an option. Or was it?

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Failure is not an option. Or was it?

This makes for poignant reading after Neil Armstrong recently passed away from heart failure. It’s the U.S. President’s planned speech in the event the first manned landing on the moon went tit’s up and the astronauts died on the lunar surface (or in space on the way there). The last days of Camelot, it brings […]

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Luke Scott Loom’s large over scifi movies.

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Luke Scott Loom’s large over scifi movies.

When Ridley Scott is your dad, you might think that somewhere in the back of Luke Scott’s mind is the thought that he has got a lot to live up to. He’s already licked his film-making chops by handling some of the viral videos for his father’s recent Prometheus movie (remember the Peter Weyland TED […]

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Off we go, then.

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Off we go, then.

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has set off from its landing vicinity on a trek to a science destination about a quarter-mile (400 meters) away, where it may begin using its drill. The rover drove eastward about 52 feet (16 meters) on Tuesday, its 22nd Martian day after landing. This third drive was longer than Curiosity’s […]

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Clone Wars S5 super long trailer.

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Clone Wars S5 super long trailer.

Our friend George Lucas is really spoiling us with these Clone Wars trailers he’s releasing in advance of the new 5th series. This one is a big’un, alright. Like Chewie on steroids!

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Fathead driving Trekkers up the wall?

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Fathead driving Trekkers up the wall?

Fathead are making with a new collection of Star Trek-themed die-cuts and mural images. There’s characters and imagery from the various series, including the original series’ James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock along with the U.S.S. Enterprise. From Star Trek: The Next Generation, Fathead is producing Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Commander William T. Riker, Lieutenant Commander […]

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Alan Lee signing in New Zealand.

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Alan Lee signing in New Zealand.

If you are in Wellington New Zealand on Sunday 9th September 2012, you might want to head down to the Weta Cave to meet Alan Lee, one of the World’s best fantasy illustrators. Alan will be in the Weta Cave signing copies of the 2013 Hobbit Calendar as well as other titles he has illustrated […]

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Black holes. Bloody millions of them!

August 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Black holes. Bloody millions of them!

NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission has led to a bonanza of newfound supermassive black holes and extreme galaxies called hot DOGs, or dust-obscured galaxies. Images from the telescope have revealed millions of dusty black hole candidates across the universe and about 1,000 even dustier objects thought to be among the brightest galaxies ever found. […]

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Captain America, back in the world.

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Captain America, back in the world.

Here’s another tickler for The Avengers’ DVD release, this time a clip of Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, back in the world (current), and moping about all that he has lost. It sure is tough being frozen and reanimated out of time. Just ask Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Although, to be fair, he […]

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Lots of scary Daleks: Moffat, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan interviewed.

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Lots of scary Daleks: Moffat, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan interviewed.

The Doctor, his assistant and Dr Who’s head writer Steven Moffat gives us an insight in to the monsters and adventures that we can expect from the new seventh series. Steven Moffat chats… So it is back with a bang and with Daleks from every decade. Why did you decide to kick-off the new series […]

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Third part of Dr Who Pond Life

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Third part of Dr Who Pond Life

In which Rory comes across a strange guest in his bathroom. And it isn’t a little wind after his curry the night before, although it does seem to have brought along its own small sphere-shaped air freshener.

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