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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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Can you run a steampunk motorcycle on hot air … or cold? (a kit piece).

January 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Can you run a steampunk motorcycle on hot air … or cold? (a kit piece).

Peter Forsberg is a steampunk designer who has produced a steampunk motorcycle that runs from an external compressed air tank which the rider wears on his back … now that’s a look you can take to the capital of Jackelia – Middlesteel – and ride all the way to the bank for their steam-driven calculating […]

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The New Mutants (Marvel superhero film: trailer).

January 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
The New Mutants (Marvel superhero film: trailer).

The first New Mutants movie – an X-Men spin-off – is set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants are being held for tests of their odd abilities. When evil occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and […]

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Narcos Mexico: season two (cri-fi TV series trailer).

January 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Narcos Mexico: season two (cri-fi TV series trailer).

Narcos Mexico moves to Season 2 for February 13th 2020 on Netflix, following the true tale of a once humble rural cop and part-time pot farmer who becomes the biggest El Cheese in Mexico. Does it end badly? Yep, reckon so. 

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Steampunk assault trombone (a kit piece).

January 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Steampunk assault trombone (a kit piece).

Do you need a steampunk assault trombone? Heck, who doesn’t need a steampunk assault trombone? Here’s one we made earlier … well, the ingenious Captain Quinn did, at any rate.

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CoNZealand: Hugo awards open for nominations (award news).

January 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
CoNZealand: Hugo awards open for nominations (award news).

Nominations for the 2020 Hugo Awards (and, heck, the 1945 Retro Hugos), the US-based awards for honouring the tip-top in SF literature, media and fan activities, are now open. Nominations will close on March 13th 2020. The Hugos, named in honour of author and editor Hugo Gernsback, have been awarded since 1953 and are fan-run, […]

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The Mandalorian (TV series review: by the Critical Drinker).

January 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Mandalorian (TV series review: by the Critical Drinker).

The first live action Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian, comes under the critical gaze of the critic who is best known as the Critical Drinker. Will he be able to stay sober long enough to review this beast of a Western-inspired piece of scifi gun-slinging? Naturally, he will!

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Cats (film review: Robbie Collin’s take).

January 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Cats (film review: Robbie Collin’s take).

So, how much psychotherapy did Robbie Collin need after viewing the fantasy musical freakshow that is Cats, and did it finally roll him to his end inside the uncanny valley? Maybe!

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Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker (film review: Robbie Collin’s take).

January 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker (film review: Robbie Collin’s take).

So, what does the master of movies, Robbie Collin, make of the last film in the original Star Wars series (well, at least, until the next one)? Watch this review to find out how Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker plays out!

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A Quiet Place II (scifi horror movie: trailer).

January 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
A Quiet Place II (scifi horror movie: trailer).

This is the trailer for the sequel to the sci-fi horror movie, A Quiet Place; and to be honest, I’ve never heard of the first film – it must have slipped by, very, err, quietly. A Quiet Place Part Two features the last vestiges of humanity seeking to survive in a world over-run by super-predators […]

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Star Trek Picard (TV series: new trailer).

December 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Picard (TV series: new trailer).

The bald Brit is back, pretending to be everyone’s favourite sexy French star-ship captain – but this time he’s running rogue as a disgraceful retiree. Oh well, it had to happen – here’s to Star Trek Picard. Star Trek Picard hits the small screen on January 23rd 2020 in the USA on CBS All Access […]

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