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Author Archive: ColonelFrog

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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Sláine and ABC Warriors artist Clint Langley interviewed: I’ll stop that mouth with steel! (video).

May 12, 2021 | By | Reply More
Sláine and ABC Warriors artist Clint Langley interviewed: I’ll stop that mouth with steel! (video).

2000AD’s Sláine and ABC Warriors artist Clint Langley is interviewed about his work on these two seminial strips for the Mighty Tharg.

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Guy Gavriel Kay gives the 2021 Tolkien Lecture (video).

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Guy Gavriel Kay gives the 2021 Tolkien Lecture (video).

Our old chum fantasy author Guy Gavriel Kay gives the eighth annual J.R.R Tolkien Lecture on Fantasy Literature. When Christopher Tolkien needed an assistant to edit his father J. R. R. Tolkien’s unpublished work, he chose Kay, then a student of philosophy at the University of Manitoba. Kay moved to Oxford in 1974 to assist […]

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The Farmington UFO Armada incident (Weird news).

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The Farmington UFO Armada incident (Weird news).

Here’s an interesting 30-minute-long video interview with David Marler about the very odd Farmington UFO Armada incident which went down in the 1950s in the USA, where thousands of witnesses saw formations of drone-like craft doing strange stuff in the night skies over three days.

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The Green Knight: fantasy movie trailer (Arthurian legend goes back to Vance’s Lyonesse).

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The Green Knight: fantasy movie trailer (Arthurian legend goes back to Vance’s Lyonesse).

At last, an Arthurian fantasy movie that ejects the faux-Middle Earth feels for the strange spirit of Jack Vance’s Lyonesse trilogy of books, with a side-dollop of the wet mist-soaked vision of John Boorman’s 1981 film, Excalibur. Kudos to the movie’s director, David Lowery. Yes, in The Green Knight, we see Dev Patel as a […]

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Love, Death + Robots Volume 2 (Netflix animated scifi film: trailer).

May 10, 2021 | By | Reply More
Love, Death + Robots Volume 2 (Netflix animated scifi film: trailer).

Here’s a trailer for the second animated anthology film for the Netflix science fictioner that is Love, Death + Robots Volume 2. This is probably the nearest thing you are going to get to an adult Heavy Metal (aka Metal Hurlant) cartoon thang, until the French comic lot gets back in the saddle. Arriving soon, […]

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Venom: Let there be Carnage (trailer: 2nd Marvel Venom movie).

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Venom: Let there be Carnage (trailer: 2nd Marvel Venom movie).

Here’s the second Marvel film and sequel to 2018’s Venom movie, the rather longer-named Venom: Let there be Carnage. The film is directed by Andy Serkis and stars Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom again, alongside Woody Harrelson as the big bad, and not forgetting Michelle Williams, Reid Scott, and Naomie Harris. Now hitting cinemas on September […]

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Star Trek The Next Generation: the failure that never happened (video documentary).

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Star Trek The Next Generation: the failure that never happened (video documentary).

Many expected a new TV series franchise called Star Trek The Next Generation to bomb and sink without a trace. How dare they make a new series without Kirk, Spock and the regular gang? But history had other ideas! In this hour-and-forty-minute-long video documentary, Rowan J Coleman asks and examines a question we rarely ask… […]

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Interlude (a Star Trek fan film).

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Interlude (a Star Trek fan film).

Now that a few of the legal issues concerning the Trek franchise and Trek’s appetite to go after fans making fan films have been put to bed, said fans are once more sticking their head warily above the parapet… starting with Jonathan Lane, Victoria Fox, and Joshua Irwin. In that spirit, here’s Interlude, set in […]

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Game of Thrones: saving the TV series with a new ending? (video).

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Game of Thrones: saving the TV series with a new ending? (video).

In this short 15-minute-long video piece, the most critical of thinkers – I mean, drinkers – examines the shoddy ending of the Game of Thrones TV series and spit-balls a few ideas of how this rubbish could be rectified, thereby saving the popular fantasy series from its current dry-fizzle of a finale. Another interesting question […]

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Mortal Kombat (a fantasy film review by Mark Kermode).

May 9, 2021 | By | Reply More
Mortal Kombat (a fantasy film review by Mark Kermode).

Mark Kermode, our man of many movies is doing you a solid one this week, by sitting down in front of the new Mortal Kombat film so you don’t have to. Is this movie a breakout success of cinematic genius, or just a shoddy attempt to cash in on the popular game franchise which involves magical fantasy […]

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