Another week done and it is time for BMU with episode 320. Wow be glad you didn’t try to listen live if you were close enough to the station….Bad weather was popping up all over the place! With it were the incessant weather alerts. So I ran out of time and my last story had alars in it. So if you downloaded the new episode 320, it is clean.
So I start with the conclusion to Ed McKeown’s There Was A Wild Colonial Boy. Nice finish up for this story this week. The closing story is The Intervention by David Sholes. Two aliens look for the last soldier of an ancient war, what they find is way more than they bargained for.
I review the Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds, for only the second Shippuden movie I think it came out well.
Shace Junk is going to a growing problem for future generations, but the Naval Research Lab may have a safe cure…..Tungsten dust!
Plus I once again run Star Trek Trivia!
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Another weekend and we are back in the WRFR lp/fm studio, creating another hour of nonsense!
I open this week with a tune suggested by listener Nelson, from Creedence Clearwater Revival – It Came Out of the Sky
This week’s stories prove to be a good lot. We continue with part 3 of Ed McKeown’s There was a Wild Colonial Boy and a new writer to WRFR Alex Shvartsman with his story “The Take” Alex tries his hand at the theme of selling your memories for entertainment. Alex spins his tale along less familiar lines.
After the first story, I play another round of Star Trek Trivia, I answer last week’s questions and start a new one with two more new ones. Yep, I don’t know about you but I am having a great deal of fun with this section of the program.
From the net, I play a news article from Earth Sky about light antennas! Truth!
Finally from the Beam Me Up Blog, the Airforce’s re**cough** spy plane **cough** search X-37b is back, landing at Vandenberg after 469 days in space. IBM’s Sequoia has replaced Japan’s K as the fastest computer in the world. A very interesting comparison of Space Ships, New, Old, Retired, side by side , Or, how about a bullet train from New York to London in an Hour!
It’s beam Me Up for another week! Enjoy!
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Steven R. Stewart
For some reason the program seemed protracted, but it ran the same length. I suspect that it was the excellent stories this week. I open with Steven R. Stewart’s “Metal and Flesh” Which demonstrates a friendship that knows few if any boundaries. When one friend will go the extra mile, despite adversaries to give of him or herself. Stewart’s Metal and Flesh is truly a great experience. I close the program this week with part 2 of Edward McKeown’s There was a wild colonial boy. This week we are introduced to the antagonists of the tale. There is no question that Ed is a very eclectic writer, this story is an excellent demonstration of his talents.
For the BMU blog, I start off with a review of the dvd movie The X-files / I want to believe. I hope I account for myself with this review. Then a rave about a budget cut proposed for nasa, and a most unusual way to protest the move! Astronomers again find some of the oldest structures in the universe. And it seems the older they are the stranger they are! Finally the question floating around as are we ready for a tourist trip to the moon! How about exploitation? will any of this be possible? Great article this week.
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I speak for a moment about the loss of Author Ray Bradbury. Then we travel over to New Arden and it’s very special detective. In Plain Sight by Jason Kahn.
From the blog, new battery tech that talks about new battery tech that may allow three as much power through the battery with less material. Earth/ Sky has an article on asteroids that
have the potential to do great harm to the Earth. The amount of these asteroids will astound and frightening. Nelson from New Farmer Films then joins us for an excellent review of the movie “the Avengers.
Finally I once again tap Ed McKeown for a great story. He certainly delivers well as is born out in part one of his story “There was a wild colonial boy” I will hazard a guess that this too is
a great story.
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In episode 316 of Beam Me Up, we managed to sneak in some foolishness but over all I have to say, this week was just plain good! I start off the hour with a piece of anime music.
The opening to Persona4 called Key Plus Words which is a really good fast piece and I think it has to be one of the best opening cuts for an anime series yet.
Third week for the Trek Trivia and I think I am getting comfortable with the format. Still rough around the edges but it is interesting if nothing else. I continue on with a couple more question for next week.
First story of the afternoon is “Legion of the Dead” by Andrew Bale. This is the second story from Andrew. I read his First Flight back in episode 271. This story is a lot more polished than his last. outing which I liked very much as well. But if you like military sci-fi and maybe a sprinkling of the berserker then you are going to really like “Legion of the Dead” by Andrew Bale.
Before I start with the blog proper, I play an article from Earth Sky asking the question, do meteors make a noise?
From this week’s blog entries at wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com: I do a review of the mixed animation/cgi live action movie HOP…..and no I am not proud of myself, I had a weak moment and made some poor choices… Space X ends a flawless mission with the Dragon/ISS – Space Bread, raised and ready to bake in 5 seconds! – Charles Whitehead writing in the NewYorker has a very nostalgic piece about how early sci-fi on tv was an integral part of his post school-day activities. I think you will love the post. – I found a real interesting article on how our time system came to be what it is today. From a most unsuspecting place!
And the last article is a chat telepresence robot you wear on your shoulder….oh yes, every bit as creepy as it sounds.
Before I start the last story proper, I found the funniest riff on a Lady Ga-Ga and that is all I am going to tell you about that!
Our last is a story from Stephen Gaskell called “Pulse” read by Ron Huber. This is a calm thoughtful piece and I am sure everyone will enjoy this.
That’s it! Beam Me Up for another week. Enjoy!
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