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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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Jeff Bezos versus Elon Musk: first to the stars, wins? (video doc).

November 25, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Jeff Bezos versus Elon Musk: first to the stars, wins? (video doc).

The space race between the USA and USSR is now history, instead, there’s a private clash of egos between two tech billionaires, aka Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Tesla’s Elon Musk. So which one’s vision for the future is to win out – Jeff and his massive space stations with humanity in orbit, or Elon and […]

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Dr Who season 12 goes back to scifi and classic monsters (trailer).

November 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dr Who season 12 goes back to scifi and classic monsters (trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for the next season of Doctor Who (season 12), and it looks like it’s going back to the tried and tested formula of science fiction and classic monsters … well, at least, Cybermen, Judoon and the Racnoss. Who’da thunk it!

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Disney to flood Xmas 2019 with The Mandalorian’s baby Yoda merch (news).

November 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Disney to flood Xmas 2019 with The Mandalorian’s baby Yoda merch (news).

You’ll soon be able to buy heaps of happy Christmas merchandise featuring Baby Yoda, the small green star from Disney+’s popular new The Mandalorian live action Star Wars TV series. Happy days? Read the full story at https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/21/baby-yoda-apparel-accessories-toys-and-plush-are-coming.html The Offworld Report – the best news offworld SFcrowsnest

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Joker movie: right wing Incel incitement or left wing social moralising? (panel discussion).

November 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Joker movie: right wing Incel incitement or left wing social moralising? (panel discussion).

So, the recent grim but artistic bloodbath that was the 2019 Joker movie, right wing Incel incitement or left wing social moralising? Here’s an interesting panel discussion on the superhero film that divided audiences. The panellists today are: Agnieszka Kolek, co-founder of the Passion for Freedom festival; Marc Sidwell, Deputy Editor of Smith magazine; Rafe […]

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Game of Thrones star reveals an alternative ending was shot for final season (TV news).

November 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones star reveals an alternative ending was shot for final season (TV news).

The Game of Thrones bods apparently filmed an alternative ending for the final 8th season that we’ll probably never get to see, one of the stars has revealed in a short interview with the Metro newspaper. Read the interview in full over at: https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/19/game-thrones-cast-filmed-alternative-ending-season-8-well-never-see-reveals-tormund-star-kristofer-hivju-11179830/ The Offworld Report – the best news offworld SFcrowsnest

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Star Trek shuttle or Ford van? (weird kit mods).

November 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Star Trek shuttle or Ford van? (weird kit mods).

It seems that there’s an old Ford van that has been converted by one fan, Cory Mervis-Bocskor, into a Star Trek Next Gen shuttle, now happily motoring around in the USA. Here’s a picture of the van via https://imgur.com/gallery/kvUhF And seeing is believing? Maybe there’s a market in hot-rod car meets where all the vehicles […]

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Darrylgorn Rising (LOTR-themed comedy video).

November 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Darrylgorn Rising (LOTR-themed comedy video).

Stephen Colbert’s visits Peter Jackson’s top-secret Wellington studio, where Colbert convinces Jackson to direct a new trilogy focused on his character from The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug. Watch as the two debut the trailer for Peter Jackson’s Darrylgorn Rising: The Rise of Darrylgorn The Prequel to Part One: Chapter One. Hey, I’d buy that […]

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Michael Moorcock’s Elric, coming soon to a screen near you (news).

November 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Michael Moorcock’s Elric, coming soon to a screen near you (news).

New Republic Pictures has picked up rights to Michael Moorcock’s excellent Elric series of fantasy novels with the aim of creating them into a franchise of movies, TV series, podcasts, games … well, you get the idea! Well, the kids won’t care – but &^*() ’em! https://deadline.com/2019/11/the-elric-saga-tv-series-package-michael-moorcock-glen-mazzara-vaun-wilmott-1202788573/ The Offworld Report – the best content offworld […]

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Elon Musk accidentally dings odd-looking new Tesla Cybertruck (news).

November 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Elon Musk accidentally dings odd-looking new Tesla Cybertruck (news).

Here’s a top tip for Elon Musk – when boasting about how your strange-looking new stealth-shaped all-electric Tesla Cybertruck has bullet-proof grade windows, check the claim before getting your managers to stone the beast live on stage … because things can go sour very quickly! Armoured cars, they ain’t what they used to be.

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Spies in Disguise (animated spy-fy film: trailers).

November 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Spies in Disguise (animated spy-fy film: trailers).

Then There Were Two is the new track and music video for the Spies in Disguise animated film – because spy-fy can be for your kids, too, right? There’s also a ‘Making Of’ video, giving folks a behind the scenes look into the movie’s creation. Hitting the cinema in December, the flick has Will Smith […]

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