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Beam Me Up # 437 – My New Roommate-Bickerstaff + Mimsy were the Borogoves – CryatalWizard

Jan
24
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Welcome to Beam Me Up – episode 437.

Pretty well grounded episode this week.

After the opening monologue, I open with a great anime musical piece, Nobody knows.

Before the first story of the afternoon, I switch gears and read a short article from Kallamis that if you like the Darwins or the more recent “Here is your sign” then you can understand his dismay and frustration even while laughing.

The first story for the afternoon is a funny little tale called “My New Roommate” from a new writer for BMU Russ Bickerstaff.

From the blog, NASA’s Dawn is closing in on it’s second half of its asteroid mission by visiting the most massive body in the asteroid belt.

EU’s Beagle 2 lander which has been missing for better than 10 years may have been found.

I found an awesome youtube video on quantum mechanics.  I have the link but it was a bit long for this weekend’s program.

Finally, I play part two of Mimsy Were the Borogoves read by CrystalWizard.

And that’s it.  I hope you enjoy the program.

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Beam Me Up #436 CrystalWizard

Jan
17
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This week in Beam Me Up episode 436 is the beginning of MIMSY WERE THE BOROGOVES by Lewis Padgett and read by (we were so lucky to have her) CrystalWizard.

But before part one of Mimsy were the Borogoves, I take a trip to the podcast.

An alarm aboard the ISS forces evacuation….

An asteroid is due to make a close pass….

Kepler Space Telescope had found a record breaking earthlike planets

I post a film of a static test of the RS-25 rocket engine that will be the main engine for the sls heavy lift system.

Eight people who need an idiot sign.  I mean REALLY need a sign…

2015 is the year that Back to the Future and Marty’s Hoverboard.  Here  are 6 reasons why you would hate one!

And finally CrystalWizard reads Mimsy were the Borogoves

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Beam Me Up #435 – Venus or Bust p2 – Jones + Sound Effects p2 – Karmazin

Jan
06

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After my opening for this week’s episode (435) I spend a moment memorializing Jason Kahn who passed away 12/16/14 after a long illness.

Next – the first story of the afternoon is Venus or Bust pt2 by Alec Jones

From the Blog  wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com

A fake tweet from NASA and a planetary alignment might make you feel lighter?

2015 is an auspicious year for Back to the Future, how much did they get right and how much was plain misses.

Some people have way too much time on their hands and way too many legos!

SpaceX is another step closer to crew transport.

Finally this episode ends with part two of Margaret Karmazin’s Sound Effects.

Enjoy!

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Beam Me Up #434 Little Helper – Otis + Dark Inspectre #31 – Kahn

Dec
22
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Hey Hey!  Episode 434 of Beam Me Up is on the way….corny I know but it IS the season…..

So to keep is short and sweet:

I play a track from Season Geekings, by John Anealio, called Winter’s Day

Stories this week are –

The Little Helper by Kat Otis is the first for the afternoon
I close with episode 31 of  the Dark Inspectre series.

Talking points:

Review of the live action movie Kite –
The Curiosity rover finds unexpected Methane spikes
I read a listener supplied review of “Future Diary”

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Beam Me Up #433 Venus or Bust – Jones + Sounds Effects – Kamazin

Dec
09

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After my opening comments this week (ep:433) I play the closing theme for the anime series “is this a zombie?” FYI this series is a keeper.  Even though it is a fan service/harem series, it will run you through the gamete of emotions which is no mean feat.

Next is part 1 of Sound Effect by Margret Karmazin

From the blog:  I speak about a strange short film called Time Trap, start to finish, you are never sure exactly what is going on.

The anime short HAL is as different from Time Trap as you can get!  A truly poignant slice of life that will flip you on your head.

Kallimus once again joins the fray this week planting his feet firmly on the neck of Adult swim!

Next with tongue firmly planted in cheek, proof that the Earth is flat!

How about the world’s largest largest solar power generation facility?

Could new research prove Neanderthals were a distinct species?!

And finally Venus or bust part one

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Beam Me Up # 432 2br02b – Vonnegut + Sibyl – Walker

Nov
16

 

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My opening comments to Beam Me Up episode 432 drift off into a review
of The Xmen Days of Future Past The first story for the afternoon is a short strange tale by Deborah Walker called Sibyl.  A deceptively different “time travel” tale.

From the blog:  Meebles sends in an article about a “working” hoverboard.  ESA’s spacecraft comet landing of Rosetta’s landing craft.

Next, could AIs becoming a problem for humanity.

Jupiter’s great red spot is something much more complicated than once figured.

Our final tale is Kurt Vonnegut Jr’s 2br02b  a story about a perfect world that harbors one uncomfortable fact.

That’s it…Enjoy

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Beam Me Up # 431 Wizard’s Bane ch5 – CrystalWizard + Dark Inspectre # 30 – Kahn

Nov
09
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Episode 431

I open with are review of the science fiction movie Snow Piercer I also note that Chris Hadfield’s version of David Bowie’s Space

Oddity is back on YouTube thanks to the man himself!

First story of the weekend is Episode 30 of the Dark Inspectre Jason Kahn.

From the BMU log:

You can win a ride into space for free!  Most stars may not be in a home galaxy…  The ISS almost had a close encounter with some space trash.  How about an astronomy first?  The first ever pictures of a proto, planetary system.  And the universe may have started out of nothing?

Final Story  Wizard’s Bane ch5 pt1 by CrystalWizard

That’s it!  Enjoy

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Beam Me Up #430 Human Hunter – Scholes + Squeek Squeek – Juby

Nov
02
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Yep, it is episode 430 of Beam Me Up on a cold and decidedly winterish weekend in Maine.

After my opening comments I play one of the opening pieces of music for the animated series RWBY called This will be the Day by Jeff Williams featuring Casey Lee Williams.

I follow this music with part two of the series Squeak Squeak by Michael Juby.

From the BMU blog  I mention the Virgin Galactic space plane failure.
Jarad sends me a couple of links to two extremely well made short films ABE and the other is Blinky.  These two are so well made as to be big screen quality.   Or how about the TSA agent who confiscated a toy ray-gun belt buckle…   John Anealio has a new Halloween themed album out.

The last story for the week is David Scholes Human Hunter – The British facility.

That’s it for the weekend.  Enjoy!

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Beam Me Up # 429 Davies, Walker & more

Oct
27
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Well this is episode 429 of Beam Me Up and being that it is the last program of this October, I am going for our annual Halloween show.

The first item presented is a great piece of music from none other than the vocal group Manhattan Transfer doing Twilight Zone.  Nope, not that one by Golden Earring but one more closely attuned to the TV show of the same name.

Next a very unusual and wonderful short tale from Deborah Walker that combines a rural church in the English country side and quantum mechanics!

Colin Davies has graciously let me play Happy Halloween again.  This is a crystalWizard production and between the two of them, they turn out a great story.

 

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

Oct
21
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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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