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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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The BFG, Spielberg-style.

December 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
The BFG, Spielberg-style.

Steven Spielberg is bringing Dahl’s classic kid’s book, The BFG, to moviedom. Directed by Spielberg, The BFG tells the story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. Spielberg told SFcrowsnest, “I think it was kind of genius of Roald Dahl to be able to […]

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Google’s quantum computing breakthrough: 100 million times faster!

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Google’s quantum computing breakthrough: 100 million times faster!

Moore’s Law just got torn up and jumped on by the future of quantum computing, as Google in partnership with NASA and the quantum computing firm D-Wave, announced that they’ve been clocking up like-for-like speeds on their quantum box 100 million-times faster than their best traditional supercomputer. Or to put it in slightly more technical terms, Hartmut Neven, […]

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Where’s my jetpack?

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Where’s my jetpack?

There’s a popular call from the Jetson-watching scifi fan . . . where’s my personal jetpack (and all the other goodies promised by fiction on TV). Well, Martin Jetpack answers your call, dear fan, albeit with a $100k price tag. Here’s your personal jetpack!

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Motorist with Bond-like gadget car jailed for activating smoke screen.

December 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Motorist with Bond-like gadget car jailed for activating smoke screen.

Come in, Mr. Chaplin, we’ve been expecting you, and your heavily modded Peugeot 309. Sixty-nine-year-old Simon Chaplin may now be regretting the array of James Bond-Q-like spy gadgets he fitted to his vehicle, not least the illegal custom number plate (non-revolving) which led to the police trying to pull him over – and Simon then […]

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That’s about the size of it (if ‘it’ is a ‘starship).

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That’s about the size of it (if ‘it’ is a ‘starship).

A nice little video showing the relative size of a number of different starships from the world of movies, TV and games (mainly). Ah, if only you could squeeze the Gravity Rose in there . . . actually, I did! Here’s the full list so far . . . TIE Fighter – 6m: Star Wars. […]

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (trailer).

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (trailer).

The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon follow-up, Sword of Destiny, is heading your way on Netflix soon (the sequel to the 2000 movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). Hitting IMAX as well as Netflix on February 2016, we believe. Ah, martial arts, wire-work, is that still a popular sub-genre outside of the Chinese and other Asian markets?

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Red Mars the TV series.

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Red Mars the TV series.

Spike TV is bringing Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy to television with Skydance Television serving as the studio on the original one-hour scripted series, titled Red Mars. The books, Red Mars, Green Mars, and Blue Mars, chronicles mankind’s colonization and transformation of the red planet. Red Mars will be Executive Produced and written by J. […]

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Transformers discovered in Germany?

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Transformers discovered in Germany?

You have to give it to film-maker Michael Schmidt – the last time I was in Germany, all I discovered was a highly subsidised canteen in a large industrial park outside Frankfurt. But Michael, he has discovered that the Transformers are secretly infiltrating German airports and using their hangars to well, hang out. Who would […]

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Captain America: Civil War featurette (video).

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Captain America: Civil War featurette (video).

Here’s a nice little featurette on the Captain America: Civil War movie which is swinging our way next April (as in April 2016). I’m sure this film will be a must-see among the local geek squad here.

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Ron Howard interviewed (video).

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Ron Howard interviewed (video).

Ron Howard is directing the action adventure In the Heart of the Sea, based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s book about the true journey of the Essex. In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human […]

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