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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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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Jangly Man (horror flick: trailer).

July 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Jangly Man (horror flick: trailer).

Just the name Jangly Man is enough to freak us out – we don’t really need to watch this trailer for the horror movie, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, or indeed see the full thing and suffer the resulting nightmares. Here’s the blurb for those with stronger constitutions than ours … It’s 1968 […]

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LightSail 2 goes a-solar-sailing (space news).

July 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
LightSail 2 goes a-solar-sailing (space news).

The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft has now gone solar sailing. After a successful launch on June 25th 2019 from the Kennedy Space Center aboard SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, LightSail 2 was efficiently unpacked and unfurled for its full sail deployment attempt on Tuesday July 23rd 2019. The LightSail 2 is a crowdfunded spacecraft mission by […]

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Star Trek Discovery: season 3, first photos.

July 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Discovery: season 3, first photos.

Here’s the first photos from episode one of the 3rd season of Star Trek Discovery. The crew has been flung into the far future of 3187, and here, we see Michael Burnham (actress Sonequa Martin-Green) meeting a new character called Cleveland “Book” Booker (played by actor David Ajala). Still no exact timings for when this […]

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Abigail (steampunk movie trailer).

July 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Abigail (steampunk movie trailer).

Here’s a new steampunk movie (Russian), Abigail, with a plot that reads like a watered-down Court of the Air. Abigail is a young girl living in a steampunk city which has experienced an epidemic of a mysterious illness and was subsequently sealed off from the outside world by the government. One of those who fell […]

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Capital Crime (major crime fiction event in London: September 2019).

July 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Capital Crime (major crime fiction event in London: September 2019).

Capital Crime, London’s first international crime and thriller festival, is arriving at the Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden from 26th-28th September 2019. The Capital Crime festival will offer fans access to crime and thriller creatives and is a celebration of books, films and TV – with its line-up a mix of big names, rising stars […]

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Wu Assassins (Netflix new Kung-Fu fantasy series).

July 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Wu Assassins (Netflix new Kung-Fu fantasy series).

Next time someone tells you Netflix is in deep long term trouble as a viable entity because all the big studios are pulling their content from Netflix to bulk-out their own new streaming services, leaving only derivative cheapish made-for-Netflix crap, remind them to watch Wu Assassins. Or as we like to call it Highlander-meets-Big Trouble […]

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The Boys (violent Amazon Prime superhero TV series: trailer).

July 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Boys (violent Amazon Prime superhero TV series: trailer).

The Boys TV series (based on the Garth Ennis comic-book of the same name) imagines a world of superheroes who are grade-A arses and go around killing citizens like stepping on ants by accident. Some angry normal human vigilantes get together to kill those %^%$^ers in the most ^%$$^& violent way possible. You down with […]

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David Hedison’s final voyage … legendary Voyage To The Bottom of The Sea actor passes away.

July 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
David Hedison’s final voyage … legendary Voyage To The Bottom of The Sea actor passes away.

Actor David Hedison who played Captain Lee B. Crane in Irwin Allen’s brilliant Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (1964-1968), has passed away at the grand old age of 92. His wife passed before him, four years ago. His two daughters, Serena and Alexandra issued a tribute to David, reading, “Even in our deep […]

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Dark Crystal Age of Resistance (2nd Netflix trailer: Comic-Con, don’t you know).

July 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dark Crystal Age of Resistance (2nd Netflix trailer: Comic-Con, don’t you know).

Here’s the second trailer – complete with behind the scenes intro – for the Dark Crystal Age of Resistance film. This movie features three Gelflings – Rian, Brea and Deet – who lead a brave revolt against the evil Skeksis after they discover a terrible secret behind their power which will endanger the world of […]

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Every Time I Die (horror movie trailer: channelling Philip K Dick).

July 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Every Time I Die (horror movie trailer: channelling Philip K Dick).

Here’s the trailer for the horror movie Every Time I Die – hitting cinemas August 6th 2019. Looks like it’s playing with identity and memories, rather than being a straight-up bug hunt, sir. Philip K Dick, anyone?

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