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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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Firestorm (trailer: new Anderson SF puppet TV show).

October 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Firestorm (trailer: new Anderson SF puppet TV show).

Anderson Entertainment, the company founded by Gerry Anderson (creator of Thunderbirds, Space: 1999, Captain Scarlet, Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, UFO and Joe 90), have just released a short pilot episode for their new series, Firestorm. Firestorm will comprise 26 x 22 minute-long episodes filmed in Ultramarionation, a blend of animatronic puppets, miniatures, physical sets, and […]

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Narcos: Mexico (trailer).

October 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Narcos: Mexico (trailer).

The next series of Narcos shifts the action from Colombia in the 1980s to the origins of Mexico’s drug war (the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo – played by Diego Luna – takes the helm). The excellent Michael Peña shifts from the Ant-Man movies to pick up the lead role of the […]

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Prop it up! Museum of Science Fiction needs your replicas in cash prize competition.

October 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Prop it up! Museum of Science Fiction needs your replicas in cash prize competition.

The Museum of Science Fiction is running a prop replica design competition. The competition is open to all students, designers, engineers, builders and artists. People from the United States and abroad may participate. “Props are an essential part of any production,” said Dan Curry, competition judge and a veteran of 100 feature films and television […]

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The Kid Who Would Be King (YA fantasy movie: trailer).

October 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Kid Who Would Be King (YA fantasy movie: trailer).

In the fantasy movie The Kid Who Would Be King, magic meets the modern world. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart), […]

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Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss sink teeth into Dracula for Netflix.

October 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss sink teeth into Dracula for Netflix.

Dracula has been commissioned from the co-creators of drama series Sherlock – Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. It will be produced by Hartswood Films for Netflix. The three episode 90 minute-long mini-series is being written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and inspired by Bram Stoker’s vampire novel. Three feature length episodes will re-introduce the […]

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High Life (sci-fi movie trailer).

October 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
High Life (sci-fi movie trailer).

High Life is a Claire Denis-created science fiction movie starring sulky-god Robert Pattinson and actress Juliette Binoche (it’s in English, despite Claire’s previous films such as the beautiful Trouble Every Day being French works). It all looks rather artistic, with the plot featuring a group of convicts tricked into believing they will win their freedom if […]

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Killing Eve to get a second season (spy-fy news).

October 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Killing Eve to get a second season (spy-fy news).

BBC has acquired the second series of the spy thriller Killing Eve. Series one hit on BBC One and as a boxset on BBC iPlayer last month and has seen 26 million downloads of the series so far. It is of course based on the indie-published Codename Villanelle e-book novellas by Luke Jennings. Phoebe Waller-Bridge […]

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Barbie Who? It’s a thing.

October 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Barbie Who? It’s a thing.

BBC Studios and Mattel have partnered to release the first ever Doctor Who Barbie doll. It has been created, of course, for the new series of Doctor Who starring Jodie Whittaker, which hit BBC One last Sunday 7th October. David Wilson Nunn, Creative Director, BBC Studios noted, “This year, we’re introducing an all-new look for […]

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Daredevil Season 3 featurette examines Wilson Fisk’s return.

October 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Daredevil Season 3 featurette examines Wilson Fisk’s return.

Wilson Fisk has returned obsessed with finally destroying Daredevil in the 3rd season of the upcoming Netflix show of the same name. Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Erik Oleson (Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3 Showrunner) give an inside look at the villain’s return. Hits the big N at the end of this week, Friday.

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Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and world’s richest science fiction fan, dies.

October 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and world’s richest science fiction fan, dies.

Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft and one of the world’s richest science fiction fans (worth $20 billion), has sadly died of cancer aged only 65. He was the founder and primary backer of the Seattle Science Fiction Museum (now The Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPOP) and tributes to Paul have already flooded in from […]

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