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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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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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Para Time. Slider with Cops?

August 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Para Time. Slider with Cops?

The chap behind the retro time-travelling TV crime series, Life on Mars (and its follow-up Ashes to Ashes), Matthew Graham, is coming back with a new series for 20th Century Fox that sounds a little like Sliders combined with Hill Street Blues. Called Para Time – as in parallel universe, rather than the British nickname […]

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Star Wars Detours.

August 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Detours.

For those that like their Star Wars live action-stylee and believe that the Clone Wars is a step too far for the Lucas Film franchising monster, you may want to avert your delicate eyes now, for Seth Green’s Star Wars: Detours send-up is nearly upon us. We are promised that the action in the comedy […]

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New tech in the air. Real and…?

August 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
New tech in the air. Real and…?

There are a couple of photos floating around the interweb of some interesting new airborne tech. The first, which is definitely real (unless NASA have started doing spoofs) is the X-48C concept craft based around a single delta-shaped fuselage. The second, of which there is less certainty, is the supposed Silent Hawk stealth copter used […]

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Who’s in the house?

August 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Who’s in the house?

Here’s some new Doctor Who-inspired leggings and a dress from a firm called Black Milk. The only trouble is, looking at this, you’re going to need to have the body of a very thin teenager to be able to squeeze into them (or maybe it’s just the model they are using). You know, like Wilma […]

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Warehouse 13 next ep.

August 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Warehouse 13 next ep.

Here’s a sneaky peek at the next episode of Warehouse 13, coming your way on Monday (if you live in the USA and can get the new season on SyFy).

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HBO’s Game of Thrones… how’d they do Westeros?

August 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
HBO’s Game of Thrones… how’d they do Westeros?

A video chat with the executive producers of HBO’s Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, as well as the production crew and costume people from the show.

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Wahlberg and Neeson in Neuromancer.

August 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Wahlberg and Neeson in Neuromancer.

The Neuromancer film is pressing ahead now, with Liam Neeson and Mark Wahlberg firmly in the frame for the leading roles. This is of course the classic SF novel by William Gibson. Mark will be the young hacker, and Neeson his cyberspace handler/ex-military intelligence guy. It’ll be interesting to see how they handle the FX, […]

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Any landing you can roll away from…

August 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Any landing you can roll away from…

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has sent back a picture of the landed rover on Mars along with all the assorted debris (and no, we’re not cleaning that up). The Curiosity rover is in the centre of the image, while 4,900 feet away, lies the heat shield, which protected the rover from 3,800-degree-Fahrenheit temperatures encountered during […]

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