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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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Star Citizen game gets a star-studded trailer with …. Squadron 42!

October 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Star Citizen game gets a star-studded trailer with …. Squadron 42!

Star Citizen is an upcoming massively multiplayer science fiction trading and combat game developed by Cloud Imperium Games for Microsoft – and the brainchild – and spiritual successor – to project head Chris Robert’s fab Wing Commander computer game series. It’s been in dev for four years, and this is what nearly $200 million in […]

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Fast, moves the robot legion.

October 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Fast, moves the robot legion.

Do you remember five years ago when robot manufacturer Boston Dynamics released those videos of their creation, Atlas, dangling from a cable and falling over, tumbling on banana skins and the like? Well, do you want to know what Moore’s Law looks like when applied to five years of incremental improvements in droid tech? Here’s […]

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Aladdin (Disney’s live-action movie reboot: first trailer).

October 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Aladdin (Disney’s live-action movie reboot: first trailer).

Are you ready for Aladdin, Disney’s live-action remake of the previously animated street rat Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and a certain Genie who’s the key to their future? Directed by Guy Ritchie – yeah, we know, we know – who brings, err, visceral action to the port city of Agrabah, the film stars Will Smith as […]

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The Witcher gets made into a Netflix series.

October 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Witcher gets made into a Netflix series.

Based on the action fantasy game, The Witcher is a tale of fate and family, and shortly to be a Netflix TV series as well.. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a […]

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Parsec Awards 2018: sounds real good …

October 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Parsec Awards 2018: sounds real good …

Gareth Jones, writer extraordinaire for SFcrowsnest for many a long year, has a story ‘The Long Afternoon of Sir Rupert Moncrief’ out which is in contention for the Parsec Awards’ Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form) category. Mur Lafferty, Michael R. Mennenga & Tracy Hickman founded The Parsec Awards in 2006 to promote […]

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Glass (dark superhero movie: trailer).

October 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Glass (dark superhero movie: trailer).

M. Night Shyamalan slaps together the narrative arc of his movies Unbreakable with 2016’s Split, in all-new comic-book film: Glass. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell […]

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Mortal Artists (the concept art behind the Mortal Engines movie).

October 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mortal Artists (the concept art behind the Mortal Engines movie).

Peter Jackson ordered a steampunk take for his first Mortal Engines movie that might make even a Stephen Hunt Jackelian book blush with faux-Victorian science fictional pride. Here is Universal’s look at the art and artists behind that steampunkish shine from Philip Reeve’s original literary creation.

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Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (short movie).

October 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (short movie).

Here’s an interesting if rather odd fish … a made-for-TV semi-biographical/semi-action-comedy movie channelling the 1960s Batman, featuring Adam West and Burt Ward as themselves, but also with actors Jack Brewer and Jason Marsden as the young West (Batman) and Ward (Robin) in flashbacks.

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Vice (political satire movie: trailer).

October 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Vice (political satire movie: trailer).

The story of Dick Cheney, the most powerful U.S. Vice President in history, and how his policies changed the world as we know it, is examined in the film Vice. It’s a crime caper. He stole the nation! Christian Bale really steals this part, too, by the look of things. One for the political wonks […]

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House of Cards (season 6 trailer).

October 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
House of Cards (season 6 trailer).

Here’s the season six trailer for Netflix’s last House of Cards – and much like the new Dr Who, the women are firmly in charge. Not sure if they will be able to do too many Trump-relevant nods, though – maybe in that parallel universe where Hilary won?

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