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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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William Gibson, keeping his science fiction real (interview).

December 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
William Gibson, keeping his science fiction real (interview).

Well, apparently, midway through his career as a scifi author, the prophet of cyberspace – one William Gibson – turned his attention to a strange new world… the present? Read the full story over at: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/12/16/how-william-gibson-keeps-his-science-fiction-real The Offworld Report – the best news offworld SFcrowsnest

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6 Underground (spy-fy action movie: trailer).

December 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
6 Underground (spy-fy action movie: trailer).

In spy-fy movie 6 Underground, six heroes fake their death and form a freelance spy agency to take down untouchable bad guys (and gals). All of them were introduced to the team by its leader (Ryan Reynolds) for their deadly talents and a desire to fight for the future.

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Ghostbusters Afterlife (comedy horror film: trailer).

December 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ghostbusters Afterlife (comedy horror film: trailer).

Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman bring us the Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie sequel, in which the media streams get crossed and we end up with new heroes including Paul Rudd from Antman and that kid from Stranger Things, too. Set in the present day, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a […]

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RIP René Auberjonois: Odo in Star Trek Deep Space Nine (news).

December 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
RIP René Auberjonois: Odo in Star Trek Deep Space Nine (news).

Actor René Auberjonois, better known as policeman shapeshifter Odo in Star Trek Deep Space Nine, has passed away aged 79 from lung cancer. He also played Father Mulcahy in the original film version of MASH, as well as Colonel West in the 1991 Star Trek film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. He was a […]

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Wonder Woman 1984 (superhero movie: trailer).

December 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Wonder Woman 1984 (superhero movie: trailer).

Disco never dies in the upcoming superhero flick Wonder Woman 1984, and, seemingly, neither does Steve Trevor (Trek’s very own Chris Pine) as he’s back from dying in the first world war – somehow – just in time to fight with WW against Cheetah (aka Kristen Wiig) and some mad tycoon played by the ubiquitous […]

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Death Stranding … based on The Postman? David Brin ponders (news).

December 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Death Stranding … based on The Postman? David Brin ponders (news).

Author of The Postman post-apocalyptic science fiction book – later a film with Kevin Costner – ponders all the similarities between his work and the popular Death Stranding computer game … as well as the sad lack of royalties flowing his way from the latter. Read the full story at: https://medium.com/@david.brin/we-need-to-reconnect-the-world-b751066df3ff The Offworld Report – […]

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The Boys (Amazon Prime superhero TV: second season trailer).

December 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Boys (Amazon Prime superhero TV: second season trailer).

The ultra-violent grimdark take on superheroes operating in a corporate sponsored celebrity selfie world, aka The Boys (based on the comic-book strip of the same name) is coming back to Amazon Prime for a second season, which is no surprise given the popularity of the first one.

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Free Guy (superhero movie: trailer).

December 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Free Guy (superhero movie: trailer).

Free Guy is a film where Ryan Reynolds discovers he’s actually a NPC in a very violent computer game modelled on something like Grand Theft Auto – think Tron meets Matrix meets Deadpool, and you’ll have a good idea of what this comedy action scifi hybrid beast is all about! 

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Wheel of Time rolls on for Amazon Studios (TV news).

December 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Wheel of Time rolls on for Amazon Studios (TV news).

Amazon Studios’ TV production of the Wheel of Time fantasy books has cast four new actors for the roles of Thom Merrilin, Loial, Padan Fain, and Logain. Johann! He was actually the very first shot of the show, riding his cart into the Two Rivers. And the way he stepped off that cart and took […]

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NASA’s Parker solar probe gets sizzling hot (science news).

December 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA’s Parker solar probe gets sizzling hot (science news).

The Sun is revealing itself in dramatic detail and shedding light on how other stars may form and behave throughout the universe – all thanks to NASA’s Parker Solar Probe. The spacecraft is enduring scorching temperatures to gather data, which are being shared for the first time in four new papers that illuminate previously unknown […]

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