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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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Australian science fiction writer T.R. Napper joins the John Jarrold Literary Agency.

March 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Australian science fiction writer T.R. Napper joins the John Jarrold Literary Agency.

Tim’s debut novel is Thirty-Six Streets – a cyberpunk thriller mixed with military SF: Ghost in the Shell meets Apocalypse Now. Set around 150 years in the future. Lin ‘The Silent One’ Vu is a gangster and sometime private investigator. Born in Vietnam, raised in Australia, everywhere an outsider. She lives in Chinese-occupied Hanoi, in […]

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Krypton: season 2 (trailer).

March 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Krypton: season 2 (trailer).

It’s a bad day to be a hero, apparently – at least, so says the second season trailer for the SyFy TV series, Krypton, in which Superman’s grandfather has to restore the El house’s faded glory – his world now suffering under the tyranny of the House of Zod, as well as Brainiac’s schemes for […]

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U.S. Government wants a super-big super-computer.

March 26, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
U.S. Government wants a super-big super-computer.

Intel, Cray, the U.S. Department of Energy are to deliver the first supercomputer with a performance of one exaFLOP in the United States. The system being developed at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, named “Aurora,” will be used to advance scientific research. The contract is valued at $500 million and will be delivered to […]

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Call of Cthulhu must burn! China orders printers to incinerate RPG game.

March 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Call of Cthulhu must burn! China orders printers to incinerate RPG game.

You have to give it to indie RPG publisher, Sons of the Singularity, they sure know how to come up with new difficulties when successfully crowd-sourcing a new Call of Cthulhu scenario. In SoS’s case, they – along with half the rest of the Western publishing industry – sent their RPG out to China to […]

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Dora the Explorer: Lost City of Gold (live action trailer: young Lara Croft meets The Goonies).

March 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dora the Explorer: Lost City of Gold (live action trailer: young Lara Croft meets The Goonies).

Here’s the trailer for the live action movie based on the Dora the Explorer cartoon series,  Dora the Explorer Lost City of Gold, which comes across as young Lara Croft meets The Goonies. It actually looks quite fun, which is a pity, because I really would have far preferred to loathe it. 

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Neon Genesis Evangelion to air on Netflix.

March 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Neon Genesis Evangelion to air on Netflix.

If you like your anime TV in classic-big mecha style, then the appearance of Neon Genesis Evangelion on Netflix this Summer will undoubtedly warm the seat of your massive fighting robot. Yes, the go-live date on Netflix is now officially June 21st 2019. It might even be worth sacrificing a few sunny days outside in […]

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Supernatural TV series: meets the fiery pit of cancellation.

March 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Supernatural TV series: meets the fiery pit of cancellation.

Supernatural’s 15th season is now set to be its last on the CW, as actor Misha Collins (aka the angel Castiel in the television series) has confirmed that there will be no 16th series as Supernatural’s now been cancelled. Fans are already mobilising to see if they can get it picked up by the likes […]

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Bering Sea meteor strike last Christmas could have destroyed New York and killed 20 million.

March 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Bering Sea meteor strike last Christmas could have destroyed New York and killed 20 million.

Last December (2018), an untracked and rather unexpected meteor exploded over the Bering Sea releasing 173 kilotons of energy, or more than ten times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast. To put this event in context, if this meteor came in on a less fortunate angle and hadn’t air-burst, but instead struck the […]

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Motorbike that transforms into flying jet bike, S.H.I.E.L.D.-style.

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Motorbike that transforms into flying jet bike, S.H.I.E.L.D.-style.

Nick Fury has just pimped himself a new ride for S.H.I.E.L.D, courtesy of French engineer Lazareth and his ingenious La Moto Volante LMV-496, which transforms from an admittedly rather futuristic-seeming piece of road-steel into an even more futuristic-looking flying jet bike. Only two questions leap to mind. 1). How much is it? 2). Where the […]

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German observatory camouflaged as R2-D2!

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
German observatory camouflaged as R2-D2!

The Zweibrücken Observatory of the Natural Science Association is now, sadly, in danger of being attacked by Imperial storm-troopers thanks to one Professor Hubert Zitt. Along with his students, the professor decided to convert the observatory into a rather over-sized R2-D2, by dint of a spiff new paint-job. Asked why he would carry put this […]

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