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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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Sonic the Hedgehog (SF film based on the game: review by Mark Kermode).

February 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Sonic the Hedgehog (SF film based on the game: review by Mark Kermode).

The film-reviewing legend that is Mark Kermode sits down to watch the game-into-movie flick, Sonic the Hedgehog. In this beautiful piece of modern celluloid art, Sonic, an alien hedgehog from the planet Mobius who can move at incredible speeds, comes to Earth, pursued by the villainous Dr. Ivo Robotnik. Ah, art! 

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What will your future look like? (video interview: Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler).

February 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
What will your future look like? (video interview: Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler).

Here’s a fascinating one-hour-long video documentary with writers and thinkers Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler, concerning what our future will look like. You’d think they have a new book out – called something like The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives! You can get it […]

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Astronomers to sweep, while Pentagon leaks (UFO news).

February 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Astronomers to sweep, while Pentagon leaks (UFO news).

Two interesting stories drop across the SFcrowsnest desk thanks to our national newspapers. In the first story, astronomers are now sweeping the entire sky for signs of extraterrestrial life as part of a collaboration between a privately-funded firm and the New Mexico Observatory. In the second story, the Pentagon’s classified UFO program run out of […]

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Spycies (animated spy-fy movie, review by Mark Kermode).

February 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Spycies (animated spy-fy movie, review by Mark Kermode).

Here’s the movie review of animated furry spy-fy film, Spycies, by our fan-of-many-flicks, Mark Kermode. In this toon movie, a pair of animal secret agents with conflicting personalities team up to find stolen top-secret material.

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Stranger Things series 4 trailer (Netflix scifi series).

February 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Stranger Things series 4 trailer (Netflix scifi series).

Here’s the trailer for the fourth series of scifi TV thang Stranger Things, in which it seems, as rumoured, that Hopper is indeed alive and a prisoner of the USSR, after saving Earth from beings from another dimension – and not a very nice one.

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Robot-pulled steampunk carriage (builder project).

February 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Robot-pulled steampunk carriage (builder project).

Adam’s first project with Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot gives it a novel purpose: pulling a custom-built steampunk carriage with a passenger! Watch Spot get some Victorian flair and the interesting problems that arise in marrying cutting-edge robot technology with steampunk transport.

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Billie Eilish’s ‘No Time To Die’ James Bond theme song (audio).

February 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Billie Eilish’s ‘No Time To Die’ James Bond theme song (audio).

Here’s the new theme song from the new James Bond film, Billie Eilish’s ‘No Time To Die‘. “Ah, come in Mr. Bond, I see you have no time to die. Let us see if we cannot confound those expectations.”

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Hunters (cri-fi thriller: Amazon Prime TV series trailer).

February 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Hunters (cri-fi thriller: Amazon Prime TV series trailer).

In Hunters, a bunch of Nazi hunters led by Al Pacino operating in the aftermath of the second world war sweep the USA for a hidden cabal of very dangerous monsters of the human variety. Here’s the official blurb for this new Amazon Prime TV series from David Weil, that is set to arrive on […]

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The Green Knight (fantasy film: trailer).

February 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Green Knight (fantasy film: trailer).

Here’s an interesting one, The Green Knight, a fantasy movie from director David Lowery which is based on the Arthurian legend, in which Sir Gawain (actor Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, embarks on a quest to confront the Green Knight, a giant green-skinned creature of the fey. This film also stars Joel […]

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The Iron Mask (fantasy movie trailer: added Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan).

February 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Iron Mask (fantasy movie trailer: added Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan).

Here’s something you don’t see every day, a big budget Chinese-backed fantasy movie (a la The Great Wall), called The Iron Mask, which sprinkles some Western names into the mix … in this case Arnie and Rutger Hauer (his last role?), and Charles Dance. Set in the 18th century, The Iron Mask follows British cartographer […]

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