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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 eerie silence? SETI discussion (video).

June 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
The eerie silence? SETI discussion (video).

A technologically advanced extraterrestrial civilization could likely detect life on Earth if such beings exist. Life on Earth would be detectable in our planet’s atmospheric spectral lines for over a billion years. Most of our atmospheric oxygen is due to life, and can be observed over interstellar distances — across thousands of light-years. Over this […]

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Leonard Nimoy, meet Leonard Nimoy, in Star Trek movie (deep fake video).

June 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Leonard Nimoy, meet Leonard Nimoy, in Star Trek movie (deep fake video).

If you ever wanted to see Leonard Nimoy as young Spock in the 2009 Star Trek film, meeting himself, rather than actor Zachary Quinto, then have we got deep fake video for you. The voice is still the same for the moment, though.

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Fantasy author Tobi Ogundiran signs with JJLA (literary news).

June 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fantasy author Tobi Ogundiran signs with JJLA (literary news).

Author Tobi Ogundiran has joined the John Jarrold Literary Agency. His debut novel is the fantasy epic CHILDREN OF AṨSA. Tobi’s short stories have been published/are forthcoming in the The Dark, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shoreline of Infinity, and FIYAH. Tutu is a twin. She is a murderer. She is a fugitive. For a thousand years […]

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Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore attacked and burnt to ground in riots (news).

May 31, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore attacked and burnt to ground in riots (news).

Sad news, Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore, the oldest independent science fiction bookstore in America, has been attacked and burnt to the ground in the ongoing US riots which errupted following the murder of George Floyd by police. Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore opened for business on March 2nd 1974 in Minnesota. Its companion shop, […]

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Star Trek: the evolution of the series’ music (audio).

May 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
Star Trek: the evolution of the series’ music (audio).

Here’s a nice video in the form of a Star Trek medley, with all the Star Trek TV Series music themes played in violin-form, in chronological order: Here’s the running order … – 0:00 Star Trek: The Original Series – 0:37 Star Trek: The Next Generation – 1:23 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – 2:02 […]

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High Mech squirrel-proof bird feeder wages an offensive war (weird news).

May 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
High Mech squirrel-proof bird feeder wages an offensive war (weird news).

NASA might have just teamed up with Space-X to put astronauts back in space using American tech for the first time in a long time, but ex-NASA engineer Mark Rober has finally decided to develop a High Mech squirrel-proof bird feeder to wage an offensive war on the varmints who keep on nicking his birds’ […]

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Henry Cavill to play Superman again (news).

May 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
Henry Cavill to play Superman again (news).

Actor Henry Cavill is in talks to reprise his Superman role in the DC Universe, says Deadline magazine. Movies where Cavill could make a guest appearance are Shazam 2, Black Adam, and Aquaman 2. Read the full story over at https://deadline.com/2020/05/man-of-steel-henry-cavill-superman-warner-bros-1202945025/ The Offworld Report – the best content offworld SFcrowsnest

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SpaceX: first private manned mission to space (news).

May 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
SpaceX: first private manned mission to space (news).

For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley lifted off at 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday 30th May 2020 on the […]

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Nebula Award winners 2020: BBC cancel awards video on YouTube (awards news).

May 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
Nebula Award winners 2020: BBC cancel awards video on YouTube (awards news).

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has released the winners of their 55th Nebula Awards. This is normally where we would link to the ceremony proceedings on YouTube, but sadly the fuckwits at the BBC decided that the Nebula Awards awarding Good Omens the Best TV gong was worthy of a copyright strike, […]

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Mars Colony: a million settlers by 2060 (documentary: video).

May 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Mars Colony: a million settlers by 2060 (documentary: video).

Here’s a 30-minute-long documentary on the planning for the first Mars Colony Documentary, which, if Elon Musk has his way, might see a million residents living on the Red planet by 2060.

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