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Beam Me Up # 229 pt2 Lucky bye AC Ellis + Oddcube

Oct
03

Beam Me Up episode 229 moves so fast this week that it, well I was going to say that it took my breath away, but even I couldn’t keep a straight face on that one!

I open this week with a review, of the Dark Shadows tv episodes dvd,  by our resident mad man Oddcube.   OC even manages to scoop me on some of the trivia from the show and I was a huge fan during the early seventies.

I end the program this week with part two of A.C. Ellis’ Lucky.  As you know from last week’s beginning of this strange near future tale, our protagonist Lucky is our man about town as far as town being an interment camp for genetic deviants.  Life is hard but bearable, but more people are coming in and tension is building.  In part two Lucky finds out just how bad things are and begins to see just how bad future society is becoming.  Lucky finds out that even someone with nothing to lose still has much more to lose.

From the Blog:  Antipodean editor Ion writes to tell us that issue 148 of the online Aussie flash fiction magazine is now available,

George Lucas’ – Lucasfilm is going to convert all six “Star Wars” films into 3D format. George plans on starting with The Phantom menace and then release another film once a year until the whole series is complete,

Astronomers, first time, have spotted a planet that circles a star called Gliese 581.  This planet is the first to be uncovered that orbits its’ primary in the “life” zone.

Artist Matthew Mazzotta’s installation in a Cambridge MA dog park called the “Park Spark” with hopes that it  will get people thinking about not wasting waste.  Two 500 gallon waste tanks connected to a gasification system to light a nearby gas light.

Richard Branson has gone on record recently as saying that Virgin Galactic is on track to offer commercial space travel within 18 months,

Lost in Australian archives for many years and badly damaged –  rediscovered footage of the Apollo Eleven Moon Landing may be the “best quality of Armstrong descending the ladder” on the Luna Excursion Module.

Of course like always, there never seems to be enough time to get to everything in the blog.  I will try to get to it next week, but if you are interested, you might want to jump over to the blog at wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com.

Here is a short of some of the new material that I couldn’t get to:

CyberWizard uploads a cute short animated film titled “ Oxygen – like you’ve never even considered it!

“Wonder Woman might return to the small screen – the big screen version it would seem has become a none issue.

And does driving fast really slow down time? Quite possibly.

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