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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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The Expanse (4th season sizzle: trailer).

July 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Expanse (4th season sizzle: trailer).

The fourth season of scifi space opera TV series The Expanse is coming back to Amazon Prime’s streaming goodness on the 13th December 2019. Here’s the official blurb … Season 4 of The Expanse, its first as a global Amazon Original, begins a new chapter for the series with the crew of the Rocinante on […]

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Moebius: the man, the legend (video documentary: comic-book genius).

July 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Moebius: the man, the legend (video documentary: comic-book genius).

Here’s an hour-long documentary on the life and career of the French comic-book creator, Moebius (the creative pen-name of Jean Giraud), a great influence on Federico Fellini, Stan Lee and Hayao Miyazaki. His best-known creation was Western-themed Blueberry, created with writer Jean-Michel Charlier. As Moebius he created Arzach and the Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius. […]

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World Fantasy Awards nominations in for 2019.

July 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
World Fantasy Awards nominations in for 2019.

The World Fantasy Awards bods have now announced the books in the running for their 2019 awards. Said awards will be hosted at the World Fantasy Convention (October 31st 2018-November 3rd 2019 at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel in the USA). Here’s the works … NOVEL In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey (John […]

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy given a towel by Hulu: new TV series.

July 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy given a towel by Hulu: new TV series.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books have been given a warm towel by our chums at Hulu, in the form of a new TV series to be made based on Douglas Adams’ classic science fiction comedy. This one is being breathed into life for Hulu by Carlton Cuse of Lost fame and Jason Fuchs […]

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Gemini Man (scifi action film trailer).

July 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Gemini Man (scifi action film trailer).

Here’s some clone-alone action in SF-actioner movie Gemini Man as Will Smith, assassin, fights Will Smith, slightly younger assassin. Not holding much hope out for this film, I have to say. 

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Zombieland Double Tap (horror movie sequel: trailer).

July 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Zombieland Double Tap (horror movie sequel: trailer).

Here’s the followup to the very amusing original Zombieland flick,  Zombieland Double Tap. From this here trailer, it doesn’t seem to have lost much of its dark sarcasm and zombie-slaying humour.

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Rutger Hauer R.I.P: Blade Runner actor; gone, like tears in the rain.

July 24, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Rutger Hauer R.I.P: Blade Runner actor; gone, like tears in the rain.

Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, perhaps best known for his role in 1982’s ‘Blade Runner’ film as replicant Roy Batty, has passed away in his Netherlands home at Beetsterzwaag aged 75 (suffering briefly from cancer). Rutger’s portrayal of Batty was said by by Philip K. Dick to be, “the perfect Batty – cold, Aryan, flawless.” Rutger’s […]

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Jangly Man (horror flick: trailer).

July 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Jangly Man (horror flick: trailer).

Just the name Jangly Man is enough to freak us out – we don’t really need to watch this trailer for the horror movie, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, or indeed see the full thing and suffer the resulting nightmares. Here’s the blurb for those with stronger constitutions than ours … It’s 1968 […]

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LightSail 2 goes a-solar-sailing (space news).

July 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
LightSail 2 goes a-solar-sailing (space news).

The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft has now gone solar sailing. After a successful launch on June 25th 2019 from the Kennedy Space Center aboard SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, LightSail 2 was efficiently unpacked and unfurled for its full sail deployment attempt on Tuesday July 23rd 2019. The LightSail 2 is a crowdfunded spacecraft mission by […]

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Star Trek Discovery: season 3, first photos.

July 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Discovery: season 3, first photos.

Here’s the first photos from episode one of the 3rd season of Star Trek Discovery. The crew has been flung into the far future of 3187, and here, we see Michael Burnham (actress Sonequa Martin-Green) meeting a new character called Cleveland “Book” Booker (played by actor David Ajala). Still no exact timings for when this […]

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