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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 Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix horror series).

September 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix horror series).

From the producers of The Haunting of Hill House comes another ghost story. The Haunting of Bly Manor arrives October 9th 2020 on Netflix. The Haunting of Bly Manor tells of a young governess hired by a man to look after his niece and nephew at the family country house after they fall into his […]

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Truth Seekers (Netflix horror comedy).

September 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Truth Seekers (Netflix horror comedy).

Truth Seekers is a new supernatural comedy drama series featuring Nick Frost, Samson Kayo, Simon Pegg, and Emma D’Arcy. A group of part-time paranormal investigators team up to uncover a deadly conspiracy, but, as they stake out haunted churches, underground bunkers and abandoned hospitals with their array of homemade ghost-detecting gizmos, their supernatural experiences grow […]

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Supergirl meets her kryptonite: Warner Bros. Television pulls the plug on TV series (news).

September 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Supergirl meets her kryptonite: Warner Bros. Television pulls the plug on TV series (news).

Sad days, Supergirl is no more – Warner Bros. Television has pulled the plug on the TV series which first rolled out five years ago. Season six, arriving 2021, will be the last, and a grand wrap-up is promised by the CW. Kara Zor-El, aka actress Melissa Benoist, posted her sadness at the news on […]

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The New Mutants (a superhero film review).

September 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
The New Mutants (a superhero film review).

The film critic know only as the ‘Critical Drinker’ pulls the tab on a metal can containing a strong beverage that probably isn’t Cola, and sits down to bring us what he thinks of the superhero movie, The New Mutants, which takes a bit of a horror twist on this X-Men spin-off.

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WandaVision: new Marvel TV series streaming by Christmas on Disney Plus (trailer).

September 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
WandaVision: new Marvel TV series streaming by Christmas on Disney Plus (trailer).

Here’s the new trailer for Marvel’s Avenger-spin-off TV series, WandaVision, set to be streaming over Xmas 2020 to grow the subscriber base of Disney Plus (The Mandalorian series 2 will reel them in, WandaVision will keep them sticky!). Marvel says WandaVision will feature Wanda Maximoff and Vision — two super-powered beings living idealised suburban lives — who begin […]

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Titan AE: a scifi film retrospective (video).

September 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
Titan AE: a scifi film retrospective (video).

Our master of filmcraft, Rowan J Coleman, brings his attention to Titan A.E., the animated science fiction movie directed by Don Bluth starring Matt Damon, Bill Pullman, Drew Barrymore, and Ron Perlman. In 3028, humanity loses a war against the engery-based race of the Drej, Earth is destroyed and mankind becomes space nomads, regarded as […]

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Mad Max: Fury Road, the making of a post-apocalyptic white line nightmare (documentary: video).

September 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Mad Max: Fury Road, the making of a post-apocalyptic white line nightmare (documentary: video).

A video chat about the making of Mad Max: Fury Road, the 2015 Australian post-apocalyptic action film, where our ex-cop survivor of the end of the world gets captured by the War Boys, the army of evil ruler Immortan Joe, and driven to Joe’s Citadel for some nasty treatment. https://amzn.to/33LzGAG

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Is there life on Venus? (science video)

September 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Is there life on Venus? (science video)

Researchers from Cardiff University and MIT just published a paper in Nature in which they claim to have found phosphine, a possible biosignature, in the clouds of Venus’ atmosphere. David Grinspoon, astrobiologist, and Nathalie Cabrol of the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute, chat about the exciting new possibility of life on Venus.

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Robert Silverberg: science fiction author interview (article).

September 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Robert Silverberg: science fiction author interview (article).

Scifi master, the author Robert Silverberg, sits down with Rob Latham to speak about his long and illustrious career working in the word mines of the science fiction genre, where he produced such tomes as Lord Valentine’s Castle, the first of the Majipoor series. Read the full interview over at https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/man-in-the-maze-a-conversation-with-robert-silverberg/?SFcrowsnest – The Offworld Report […]

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Floaters (short scifi movie).

September 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Floaters (short scifi movie).

Here’s a short scifi movie called Floaters designed and animated by Karl Poyzer and written by Joseph Roberts, in which the crews of a couple of futuristic airships have a bit of a barney against a Mega-City-like backdrop over a possibly cloned licence plate.

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