fbpx

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).

rss feed

Maleficium by Martine Desjardins scoops the 2013 Sunburst Award.

September 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Maleficium by Martine Desjardins scoops the 2013 Sunburst Award.

The Sunburst Award winner for their 2013 adult award is Maleficium by Martine Desjardins; translated by Fred A. Reed and David Homel (Talonbooks, 9780889226807) and the winner of its 2013 young adult award is Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Doubleday Canada, ISBN – 9780385668392). The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is […]

Read More

NASA to Mars: Who (or ‘what’) is hiding the methane now?

September 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
NASA to Mars: Who (or ‘what’) is hiding the methane now?

Data from NASA’s Curiosity rover has revealed the Martian environment lacks methane. This is a surprise to researchers because previous data reported by U.S. and international scientists indicated positive detections. The roving laboratory performed extensive tests to search for traces of Martian methane. Whether the Martian atmosphere contains traces of the gas has been a […]

Read More

The IT Crowd: The Final Episode (special).

September 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
The IT Crowd: The Final Episode (special).

The IT Crowd is coming back one last time for a special 60 minute long sign-off episode, supposedly the last ep ever, now most of the stars have moved on to other things (including Hollywood for Moss). The last episode, written and directed by Graham Linehan and produced by Richard Boden, will feature all four […]

Read More

Last Days On Mars… meet the space zombies.

September 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Last Days On Mars… meet the space zombies.

Video: UK Exclusive: Last Days on Mars trailer Here’s a trailer for a new science fiction horror movie called Last Days On Mars, in which Martian bacteria cause a nasty outbreak of SPACE ZOMBIES in the first Martian colony. Oh dear, you have to watch out for those Martian bacteria, you know. Nasty stuff.

Read More

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D… Channel Four’d.

September 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D… Channel Four’d.

A little more trailer tickling from Channel 4 trumpeting securing the rights for the Marvel Comics Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D TV series.

Read More

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them… meet the Harry Potter prequels.

September 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them… meet the Harry Potter prequels.

Ah, it seems like the temptation for JK Rowling was too much to resist (or at least, it was for her backer, Warner). She’s just announced that a new franchise set 70 years before Harry Potter, but in the same wizarding universe as Harry’s, is on its way. She made the deal with Warner Bros. […]

Read More

Ender’s Game… see you in November.

September 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ender’s Game… see you in November.

More poster action for the science fiction movie Ender’s Game which is hitting UK cinemas in late November. Hey, that’s almost Christmas. Almost, but not quite!

Read More

Apple’s “cheap” iPhone 5c – a snap at just… £549?

September 11, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Apple’s “cheap” iPhone 5c – a snap at just… £549?

Apple has pulled the curtain off their new iPhone 5s, including an eight megapixel iSight camera – it ships with iOS 7 and is engineered for 64-bit technology with features that include their Control Center, Notification Center, Multitasking, AirDrop, Photos, Safari, Siri and iTunes Radio. The new A7 chip in the iPhone 5s is the […]

Read More

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor.

September 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor.

So, my little Whovians, are you looking forward to the 23rd November’s Doctor Who fiftieth anniversary special? How many Doctors will they be able to squeeze in? Just the three of them? Rather ungenerous if true!

Read More

Star Trek into Darkness… alas, poor R2D2.

September 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Star Trek into Darkness… alas, poor R2D2.

Okay, hands up. How many of you spotted R2D2 being blasted into space in the recent Star Trek into Darkness flick? Actually, we did, but thought we were going mad. Here’s the evidence of this rather odd Easter Egg. What next? A Klingon drinking in the cantina in the next Star Wars film?

Read More

SFcrowsnest