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Beam Me Up episode 401! First off, I should apologize. There is a bit of static at the beginning as I recorded this episode off air….
So…after my opening remarks and a short musical interlude, I head over to the Beam Me Up blog for a few articles about a new British SF due out soon, called the Machine. Fossils of possibly the largest
land going carnivore. NASA has plans for a future visit to Jupiter’s moon Europa. I talk about a short that I have on the blog of some of the behind the scenes on the set of the award winning “Gravity”.
Finally a flash from the past with a librivox reading of James Blish’s short story “One Shot”
It’s a quick hour, thanks for listening.
On Episode 400 a new Dark Inspectre episode, but first an anime musical track. Then it is straight on to Jason Kahn’s Dark Inspectre In plain sight episode 25.
For the next few minutes I take a moment to share several articles from the blog. Including comments by Kallimus.
I watched the second installation of the Thor franchise and thought it went very vell. So I review the newest episode.
Finally it is Part 2 of Cory Doctorow’s, by his things you will know him.
Thats it for this week. Enjoy!
After some opening comments on this weekend’s Beam Me Up (episode 399). I again play Love is coming back from an anime classic, this time I again posit the question, does the artist at times sound like an early Rod Stewart at times?
First up is a op ed piece from my favorite op/ed writer Kallimus and he is in good for this week!!!!
While my opening info peice concerns a low gravity simulation lab. Better known as the vomit rockets. And an unusual use of these devices.
I do a review of Enders Game the movie…
And finally I do get a story in. Part one of Cory Doctorow’s By his things, shall you know him.
BMU 398 is here! So lets get started
My first offering is an unusual peice of anime music. From all things a series that I have avoided for years. I was looking for some cutsie anime music so I watched this episode and was floored on the ending song. It’s great! So is the series surprisingly enough covers so many different aspects of life and it is not kiddy anime…weird
I have been reading on the James Webb and I start the science continue on the Webb space telescope.
Next is my review of Elyisium With Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. Next, NASA wants the ISS to get cold. Plus have you seen the new trailer for the next Captain America wow.
Oh and you can now see Felix’s jump from near space. All the camera footage has been released.
And Tratth: Return to Empire By David Scholes
That’s it in a nut shell! Enjoy
Here we are for another week of Beam Me Up. This Week episode 397. After my
opening comments I play another track from John Anelio’s Walk the Fire album.
This Week’s cut, “Stuck at the Bottom of the Mine”.
I have been doing Star Trek trivia for some time, but it IS wearing a bit
thin, so I have swapped in some Twilight Zone odd facts which seem to be many!
Off to the Beam Me Up blog:
First is a review of the animated feature “The Croods”
Early Solar system dynamics were pretty chaotic with the gas giants doing a
dance through the inner system!
I have a link to one of the most clever short films
Plus the funniest rip on the early Batman & Robin feature film, all the
incontestability and just plain WRONG material, this short actually makes the
older film more enjoyable!
The Sierra Nevada corp uncovers it’s Dream Chaser, a reusable lifting body,
which will help deliver men and supplies to the ISS.
and our story for this week….KS Dearsley’s “The pitch”
Here we go with another installment of Beam Me Up. This is episode 396.
The first thing I play today is a track off John Aneilo’s newest album Walk the Fire, and wow, does he have a winner here. The cut I play is “The Ferryman” and this song hits you where you live.
Next is a short piece called “The Loaner” Dave Rigby.
I spend a bit of time on Twilight zone trivia
Then from the Beam Me Up blog: Opportunity Rover celebrates it’s 10th anniversary on Mars this year. The Sun may not bake the Earth into a cinder as soon as we thought…….How was the Milky Way galaxy formed? I close this week with episode 24 of “The Dark Inspectre Series” by Jason Kahn.
All in all, a good program this week. I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks for listening.
Well the Beam Me Up program made it to 395 without much of a hitch…But no matter what.. Ha!
This week, the show seems to bounce along and made a pretty fair showing if I do say so myself…..
After my opening comments I start off with a piece of fine pop rock that is the closing theme to Bubblegum Chrisis. Which I follow up with the conclusion to Doug Turnbull’s A Wunderous Gift.
Next I find some excellent Twilight Zone trivia.
From the blog, Using Water to burn solid waste. In the 60s the Navy wanted an Iron Man exo-skeleton and you will never guess who they asked! Orbital Sciences Cygnus delivery vehicle successfully delivered it’s cargo to ISS. Virgin’s suborbital spacecraft has had a successful second burn. NASA shows off concept artwork of the SLS heavy lifting rocket. NASA wants to get the go ahead for visiting one of the weirdest asteriods in the belt.
The final story of the afternoon is Nancy Fulda’s All or nothing.
Welcome to another weekend with Beam Me Up, this week, episode 394.
Getting right down to the nitty gritty, 394′s stories are Trathh: Odinforce by David Scholes, which is the first story for the afternoon and A wondrous Gift pt3 by Doug Turnbull.
First after a few minor opening comments, I play Help! by Ayana Taketatsu.
I got to watch the live action Wolverine that seemed to have brought mixed reviews but if you ever saw the anime Wolverine you will get where a lot of this movie came from.
Then it is the first story David Scholes Trathh: Odinforce
I spend a few moments on the Beam Me Up Blog where we find that dogs have a poopin preference…and it is not where they prefer to do their duty but something much stranger!
Next NASA’s NuStar observatory’s latest photo, has to been seen to be appreciated…it is truly spectacular!
Finally, the ISS gets an reprieve. Funding now until the 2021 deadline.
And then on to the final story, part 3 of Doug Turnbull’s A wondrous Gift.
That’s it for another week. Enjoy!
And it is Beam Me Up for another week. This is episode 393 and I think you may just enjoy the mix.
First off, after my opening comments, I read Kallimus’ comments of things that happened in 2013….he is really funny and costic in major servings this week.
Next, as a way to vent some of the pressure Kallimus built up, I play the opening theme song to Excel Saga…quite a catchy tune, if I must say.
The first story this week is a “Flash From The Past” Robert Shea’s The Helpful Robots, and this story holds up really well in the test of time. I think you might agree.
News from the blog this week….. it would seem that time travelers don’t really like Facebook….lol….next a really interesting DIY from Hack A Day using ultra sound to elevate objects…it really is fascinating, It would seem that Russia wants to launch a mission to land a craft on the surface of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede. NASA’s LRO managed to snap a pic of China’s Chang’e lander and rover! And NASA is “concerned” about the worsening space junk….and the Mars Express Orbiter managed to get and extremely close flyby of Phobos.
And Finally I play part 2 of Doug Turnbull’s a Wondrous Gift.
And here we are the last episode of Beam Me Up for 2013. I think, considering, that the program went well this year. But back to what goes on with this program.
I start with one of my favorite pieces of anime music. The Flame which is the opening music for Requiem for the Darkness.
Then Phil joins me as we honestly started to do Star Trek trivia but got off track as we found that many stars of Star Trek went on to star on Twilight Zone which I really have a soft spot for. The episode we got off track on was TWO which was I think episode 66 staring Elizabeth Montgomery and Charles Bronson as two soldiers from opposite sides of the conflict. One of my favs also. Then Terror at 20 thousand feet staring William Shatner which gave me nightmares for years. lol and we talk about some of the other episodes we enjoyed.
Then a new episode of the Dark Inspectre series…episode 23. Things are not looking good for inspector Jack Garrett.
I then review the Will and Cypher Smith in their latest movie After Earth.
From the blog, new evac units that is truly something out of Terminator!
And finally part one of A Wondrous Gift by Doug Turnbull.