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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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Sometimes there’s a man, I won’t say a hero.

August 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sometimes there’s a man, I won’t say a hero.

Thanks to Boingboing for highlighting the existence of this amusing documentary on the real Dude that the character of the same name was based on in the Coen Brothers’ movie, The Big Lebowski. It seems that The Big Lebowski has become more of a cult hit than I was aware, with its own cons and […]

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Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007.

August 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007.

One for the BONDage and spy-fi fans among you. MGM will be releasing a new documentary in October this year called ‘Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007’, directed by Stevan Riley and produced by John Battsek/Simon Chinn, as part of the 50th anniversary of the James Bond movies happening that month. Can it […]

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The planets of Cygnus.

August 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
The planets of Cygnus.

NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered multiple transiting planets orbiting two suns for the first time. The system, known as a circumbinary planetary system, is 4,900 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. Coming less than a year after the announcement of the first circumbinary planet, Kepler-16b, this discovery proves that more than one planet can […]

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The Avengers alternative beginning.

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Avengers alternative beginning.

Those movie types over at Marvel know how to frontload the success of their DVDs/Bluerays for The Avengers, in this case, one of the extras is an alternative beginning for the film. I can see why they didn’t use this, though, as it kind of gives the game away before it’s even begun.

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Doctor Who – bedroom romp.

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who – bedroom romp.

Well, it’s not much of a bedroom romp, to be sure, but the Doctor does smash the Amy Pond and Rory bedroom rule by breaking into their boudoir and demanding that they help save the universe again. Yes, this is the 2nd part of their little Pond Life mini-series trailing the new full series on […]

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RTS goes steampunk, with Clockwork Empires.

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
RTS goes steampunk, with Clockwork Empires.

Gaslamp Games, best know for their Dungeons of Dredmor game, are soon to launch their new steampunked PC strategy game, Clockwork Empires (for Windows, OS X, and Linux). If you like SimCity and Anno, this sounds a little like them, but with added steam and cogs. It look quite interesting at first glance . Here’s […]

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Doctor Who, secret rapper?

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who, secret rapper?

If you look closely at this pre-trailer for Doctor Who ‘Pond Life’ (trailing the new seventh series of Dr Who coming your way Autumn 2012), you will see a sight that has long been denied to us fans. That is to say, a Timelord rapping like a mofo. Go Doctor, go. Maybe they should do […]

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Clone Wars series five.

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Clone Wars series five.

So, the fifth series of Clone Wars is nearly upon us? Our kids will be happy, and the young at heart among you may crack a smile too. I wonder if they will release this for Christmas 2012 as a boxset? I’ve gone out and got it for the nippers – and, cough, me – […]

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Arcane Empires.

August 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Arcane Empires.

If you are a fan of the Command and Conquer-style strategy game, you like steampunk, and have an android or iPhone/iPad device, then Arcane Empires is looking like the game you might just be searching for. This one has airships, steam-driven robot fighting vehicles and mechanical elephants and a variety of other tools to use […]

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The sleeping of the dream.

August 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
The sleeping of the dream.

You’d have to be on Mars not to have heard that astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the surface of the moon, has sadly passed away aged 82 following a spate of heart illness. As much as his death, we mourn the sleeping of the dream of the manned exploration of space. […]

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