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Beam Me Up #428 Echo – A. Grunberg + Wizard Bane ch4 con. – CrystalWizard

Oct
21
Alexandra Grunberg

Alexandra Grunberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

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here we go guvna….

 

My opening comments for episode 428 are pretty much all over the place but I did manage to discuss some of the anime I have been following plus I jump down the x-37b rabbit hole.

My first piece of music is the opening to the Anime Series Wakfu, this series is without a doubt one of the oddest but most fun fantasy quests out there, and yes I am including One Piece.  The characters are thoroughly endearing and the quest is something of a secondary goal that I would thing it would be only the hardened few who would pass on this fun series.

After the music, I spend a few moments (because so much of my “tv” entertainment is now coming from alternative sources of which cable is  not even a strong minority.) wondering what might be coming once cable  loses its’ strangle hold on tv entertainment.

Next up is CrystalWizard’s Wizard Bane Chapter 4 pt3

From the blog Boeing’s X-37b who’s whole fleet of 2, One of which just returned from a 22 month mission.

A new animated movie called Ambition looks to be a wildly entertaining film.

Cassini has treated us to a wonderful high rez photo of Hyperion.

Alexandra Grenberg’s “Echo” finishes off the afternoon. This enigmatic short story will give you a chill and in the end well, it WAS one simple act….

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Beam Me Up #427 Stories by CrystalWizard & David Scholes + selections from BMU Blog

Oct
16
David Scholes

David Scholes

 

 

 

 

 

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Well finally huh?!! lol  Here is episode 427.  The description is foreshortened so I can just get it listed.

Two stories this week
A human Hunter story, David sent us Leaving the Kickass House
Second is chapter four, pt2 of CrystalWizard’s Wizard Bane

Also selected articles from the Beam Me Up Podcast.

 

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Beam Me Up #426 Wizard’s Bane – CrystalWizard + In Plain Sight #29 – Kahn

Oct
06
Jason Kahn

Jason Kahn

 

 

 

 

 

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hoooooooooo! Yep it’s that time of the week again. This week – episode 426. This week in my opening comments I discuss the time paradox in A Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Plus the stunning success of the Indian Mars mission.

My first story of the afternoon is by Jason Kahn and his Darke Inspectre series. Because I dropped the ball in September, and for continuity, I rerun episode 28 and continue straight on to episode 29.

Our next stop is the Beam Me Up blog, The first thing this week, what do you get the nero-scientist that has everything? How about a hard to believe demo of the state of CGI in the industry. SNC is calling foul with NASA’s choice of Space X and Boeing when one of the selected companies was higher in its bid than SNC!

Finally Crystal Wizard’s Wizard’s Bane Book 1 ch4,pt1

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Beam Me Up # 425 The Final Question con. Asimov + The 2014 Darwin Awards!

Sep
29
Darwin_Evolve

Darwin_Evolve

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This week on Beam Me Up – episode 425 – after my opening comments, I play the first of two music selections. This week, Monochrome Kiss by SID. Interesting selection from the world of Anime.

Next up is an article that you could say I used as a model for this week’s program.  The article in question is the top six places of the Darwin award followed straight away by a fast piece of music from BECCA called appropriately enough “I’m Alive!” the closing theme to the anime series “Black Butler”.

On the blog front, Kallamus joins us for his review of the Marvel series Agents of Shield.  His next review Brick Mansion doesn’t miss a step and

Running out of time, I finish this weeks program with the final chapters to Isaac Asimov’s “The Final Question”

And that is Beam Me Up episode 425  I hope you enjoy the program

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Beam Me Up #424 Asimov, Juby, anime review etc.

Sep
22
Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My opening comment for episode 424 I speak in part about Dremel’s new 3d printer, I welcome a new contributor to Beam Me Up. Plus I speak about the OSIRIS-REx Mission of putting a lander on an asteroid in 2016 plus Maven has done an insertion burn for it’s prelim orbit.

My musical selection for the afternoon is BNL’s “The Big Bang”

I speak briefly about Isaac Asimov and John Campbell as their work  together.  This week chapter four of “The Last Question”

I read  the intro from (“my anime guy”) better known as “Mebbles”  which he posted on the blog.  Mebbles also has some favorite anime music of which I play a selection.  For my part, I mention a couple of  series  that I have have enjoyed over the past few months.

Next on the agenda is chapter 4 of the “Last Question” by Isaac Asimov.

I read “Meebles” introduction letter. (he should prove to be an excellent addition to the staff) plus he includes a fun url for his favorite anime music which I just can’t resist!

I talk about a couple of anime series that I just finished watching.

Kalimus posts a review of Asylum productions newest outing z Nation.

I talk about Dremel’s newest printer which is an affordable 3d printer and how it reminded me of a story by Cory Doctorow.

My final story  Tiny Leon and his Wee adventure by Michael Juby.

Hope you enjoy the program.  Thanks for listening.

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Beam Me Up # 423 – Asimov, CrystalWizard,review of The Machine

Sep
15
Crystalwizard

Crystalwizard

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here we go for another week – It’s episode 423 of Beam Me Up!

I open with Eat Dreams which is a remix of Eurythmics music and commercials audio.

Next is a milestone update for the rover Curiosity plus NASA’s next gen of heavy lift rocket that will ferry astronauts and cargo  anywhere from low Earth orbit to Mars or beyond.

The first story for the afternoon is The Last Question chapter 3 by Asimov.

From the BMU blog: First a review of the British SF movie “The Machine”

A look at the next Batmobile, the argument of can a person or country “own” asteroids or other heavenly bodies?  Can you brew in space? Did Nicaragua get slammed by a piece off low flying asteroid?

And chapter 3 of book one of CrystalWizard’s Wizard’s Bane is the final story for the afternoon.

Enjoy and thanks for listening!

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Beam Me UP #422 Juby, Asimov + nearby Supernova

Sep
07
Michael Juby

Michael Juby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This week’s episode (422)of Beam Me Up, my opening comments contain
information on odd happenings with cube sat launches as well as near
passes of a just discovered asteroid.

I end the the opening section with the opening theme music from the
anime series Durarara!!

The first story of the afternoon is Phillippe and His Rather Boring  Time Travel (pt1) by Michael Juby.

This week from the Beam Me Up – Google wants to create sentient robots
and to that end are working on quantum computer chips.

Chandra observes one of the closest 1a supernovas in decades.
Spitzer space telescope has observed a large asteroid collision.
Will Robots of the future be mercy killers?

The final story this week is part two (ch 2+3) of Isaac Asimov’s The
Last Question.

 

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Beam Me Up #421 Asimov,phyland, Spiderman, New Horizon and more

Sep
01
Kevin J. Phyland

Kevin J. Phyland

 

 

 

 

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in episode 421 of Beam Me Up….

The first offering is the closing theme to the anime series “Wagnaria”

The first story is Kevin J. Phyland’s  “Famine”

From the first story to the Beam Me Up blog – I start with a brief  review of “The amazing Spiderman II”.  What does space smell like?

Astronomers studying the dust cloud surrounding the Milkyway’s core known as Sagittarius 2  have discovered even more complex smells.  New Horizon has set yet another milestone in its quest to do a fly by of Pluto in 2015. A college  student does another student a solid by designing and printing a much needed device.  That and more, from the blog.

Finally from Isaac Asimov, “The Final Question” part 1

Enjoy

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Beam Me Up #420 Crystalwizard, Hilton, Spiderwoman & Quantum Cats

Aug
25

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Welcome to episode 420 of Beam Me Up. Not a bad episode this week. I think the odds are good that you just might enjoy the trip.

I do have opening comments this week of sorts, but find myself reviewing Rio 2. The review is a bit off the cuff, however I think I nail it.

My first offering this afternoon is the first opening theme to the anime series Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple anime series.

From there, before the first story of the afternoon, I found a really good TED science talk concerning quantum entanglement that I put on the blog, but ultimately thought it would make a great

intermediate piece (and that way it gets played even if I go long on the blog)

The first story this week is a tongue in cheek tale “Don’t Trust Venusian Mushrooms” by Doug Hilton.

From the Beam Me Up blog (wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com) I just found out that there is to be a new Spiderwoman series, which will be out in November. The alternate cover is however rising a bit of ire for content. I do have a copy of this cover on the blog.

Oh and controversy is not just for Spiderwoman, my comic book guy tells me that weirdness is happening with the Thor series and Captain America….

NASA has been working with a very interesting aircraft that has some very interesting technology.

There are many more articles on the blog, but I really wanted to make sure that I got chapter two part two of Crystalwizard’s “Wizard’s Bane” on this week.

And that does it for this week and episode 420. Thanks for listening.

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Beam Me Up # 419 Science, reviews + stories by Jason Kahn + David Scholes

Aug
19
Jason Kahn

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In my opening comments I talk about “Future Diary” an excellent anime series all so I can play the opening theme for same!

Next a review of “RIO pt2″ in short, calling it a turd is doing it a favor.

I always like the week where I get to run another episode of IPS.

This week Episode 28 of In Plain Sight written and narrated by Jason Kahn, 28th months from the talented Mr. Kahn 2 and 1/3 years and he is still going strong.  I honestly hope he decides to compile these great stories into an ebook, that would be so great!

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has again spotted something on Titan of  scientific interest.  Plus some trivia on Titan.

It is no surprise that I really like the concept of 3d printers.  Now that they are becoming affordable and easy to operate, the are becoming much more prevalent, even NASA is taking up the reigns for the devices.

And catch up on the darkest material yet…it’s wild!

And the final story for the afternoon is “Even a Non-Corporeal Can Get  Lonely by David Scholes

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