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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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Drilling on Mars… what the heck will they discover?

February 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Drilling on Mars… what the heck will they discover?

NASA’s Curiosity rover has, for the first time, used a drill carried at the end of its robotic arm to bore into a flat, veiny rock on Mars and collect a sample from its interior. This is the first time any robot has drilled into a rock to collect a sample on Mars.  The fresh […]

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Monsters University… being young(er) can be scary.

February 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Monsters University… being young(er) can be scary.

Here’s a behind the scenes look at Monsters University, the new Pixar-Disney follow-up to the original Monsters movie. It’s a prequel and the would-be scarers are at university… until they’re not. And therein lies the rub, my friends.

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Star Wars Clone Wars fifth season finale.

February 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Clone Wars fifth season finale.

The darkness is coming, my fellow Star Wars Clone Wars friends, the time when all good jedi must end up face down in a ditch with a smoking blaster hole in their spine. Oh dear, can you possibly hold back your tears as Ahsoka Tano finds out that Snips is what she’s going to get […]

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Nineworlds Geekfest… you know, like Comic-con (but in London!)

February 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Nineworlds Geekfest… you know, like Comic-con (but in London!)

There’s a new mutant convention in town (that town being London), a clever cross between the small Fannish cons and the large pay-your-fave-Dr-Who-star-£50-to-stalk-them-for-a-signature type affairs. Think of it as Comic-con by the Thames, and it’s called Nineworlds Geekfest. It’s kickstarted and it could be huge! Watch the video and support them over here. As they […]

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Game of Thrones: Night’s Watch anti-recruitment film.

February 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones: Night’s Watch anti-recruitment film.

When it’s cold, you won’t even feel the dagger slip into your back! Yes, it’s an anti-recruitment film for the Night’s Watch from the Game of Thrones TV series (via their upcoming box set for season two). Don’t you just love a broad northern accent? In this case, more Yorkshire than House Stark, methinks.

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Being Human? No more… TV series is canned.

February 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Being Human? No more… TV series is canned.

The present TV series of Being Human will be the last, as the BBC Three supernatural drama reaches an apocalyptic end, with our heroes facing their meanest adversary yet… the Devil. Being Human first aired as a stand-alone pilot in 2008 and soon became a regular addition to BBC Three’s schedule. Rob Pursey, the show’s […]

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into New York.

February 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into New York.

Filming has now started on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 film in New York (it will be filmed entirely in New York City and New York State). The sequel to last year’s Amazing Spider-Man, the film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field. In The […]

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey… UK DVD coming early April this year.

February 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey… UK DVD coming early April this year.

You can’t keep a good hobbit down. The DVD and Blueray version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is arriving with customers April 8th, just in time for a combined Easter choc-fest and Tolkien film night in the living room. For uber-fans, the 8th April 2013 home releases will be followed by an extended edition […]

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.

February 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.

What’s the chances the new Japanese Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods anime movie will find a home in the West? One can only hope. Watch the trailer and make it happen!

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S.H.I.E.L.D me!

February 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
S.H.I.E.L.D me!

Here’s a behind the scenes look at Joss Whedon’s new S.H.I.E.L.D. spy-fi TV series. Shhhh, it’s secret, don’t tell anyone, okay?

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