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Beam Me Up 341 Call Me Joe p3 – Anderson – Bedtime Story – Pickett

Nov
24

Kevin Pickett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week just flat out blisters through the hour. I open with Thomas Dolby’s “She Blinded me with Science” which seems to always fit with the program. Which I follow up with Kevin Pickett’s “Bedtime Story” which ask, what do you think would be society’s reaction to a robot that become sentient?

Everyone is speculating and so are we in this week blog, we are asking the question…what has Curiosity discovered?

From Curiosity it’s two more new questions from our Star Trek trivia collection!

The Earth Sky website has an article that talks about giant stars, upwards of 300 times the size of our own star!
I review the “newest” of the Planet of the Apes, which is really a break from all the other movies in the “Apes”
And finally it is part 3 of Poul Anderson’s “Call me Joe”
That really is a full hour, it just goes fast. Enjoy!

 

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Beam Me Up #340 Call Me Joe p2 – Anderson + In Plain Sight #14 – Kahn

Nov
17

Jason Kahn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And hello gentle beings! Welcome to episode 340 of Beam Me Up!

Boy, the hour goes by quick today! After the opening monologue I start with the first story of the show.

This week is part 2 of Poul Anderson’ s “Call Me Joe”. This is proving to be one of the more excellent multi-part stories. Anderson’s story holds up REAL well, because he downplays the tech end of the tale forcing your imagination to depend on the characters for support.

Next I travel to the Star Trek universe for Star Trek Trivia. This week I begin to do questions from the animated Star Trek!

This week I review The Hunger Game and Prometheus movies, that’s right! Two movies!

People often take science in the movies as fact but in truth, most are just so much fluff. I challenge listeners to come up with some that we may have missed. I mention a few as do some readers and the IO9 article mentions a couple….If you have a favorite, write in the blog’s comment section with additional material. Some of these are so bizarre!

And I end with episode 14 of the Dark Inspectre series In Plain Sight.

 

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Beam Me Up #339 Clockwork #7 – Bassett + Call Me Joe pt1 – Anderson

Nov
11

Erin Bassett’s Clockwork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am excited about this week on episode 339 of Beam Me Up.
This week, for a taste of classic science fiction, I start off with part one of a libravox recording of Poul Anderson’s Call Me Joe. A great work on telepresence from a master author.
Earth Sky this week speaks about Jovian trojan asteroids, which are very strange bodies!
Sandy it seems did more damage to some irreplacable objects!
Prothetic devices were big news in the past week. First is the Bebionic3 prosthetic hand which is a remarkably accurate prothetic hand! And the gent who sat a record by climbing the Willis 103 floors? What makes it record breaking is that he did it while wearing an electric powered prosthetic leg! Leg tech has lagged behind that of hand and arms, but this development advances the tech in several well deserved areas!
Fox’s series Fringe is ending it’s run in January of 2013.
Apple and Microsoft have been granted patents that border on outright foolish to “how can this NOT be illegal?!!!” I spend a few moment covering some of this news that is listed on the blog.
Then to take a short break, I do Star Trek Trivia!!!!

Is math painful? For some it may be!

And finally! Erin Bassett’s Clockwork episode 7

That is it for Beam Me Up #339, I think you will have as much fun listening as I spent this weekend doing it!
Enjoy!

Paul

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Beam Me Up # 338 Trathh – The Sequel – Dave Scholes

Nov
04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the opener for episode 338, I play a cut that I haven’t played in like forever, Karma by Kokia.  Very powerful music.

From there, I head right over to the beam Me Up blog.

From  a study by the London Society for the promotion of Christian Knowledge. They published a paper in  1895 on a phenomenon  called the Worthington Jet…be prepared is all I can say.

How about this shocker, Disney acquires all of Lucas Industries properties lock stock and barrel!

I review the animated straight to dvd “The New Avengers”  After Ultron decimates the Avengers, their children are hidden away, so Ultron can not find and kill them.  You will not believe who is their caretaker!

NASA is experimenting with a totally revolutionary system to bring returning re-entry capsules to a safe landing.  A system to replace parachutes.

Kallamis post a review of the live action The Dark Nintendoverse – There Will Be A Brawl, which left me stunned that something this horrible could be made.  You be the judge!

Finally the story I read this week is a continuation of Dave Scholes “Trathh” story arc.  This week is Trath the Sequel, which, believe it or not, it better than the first installment!  Dave is really getting into the swing with his ancient, near godlike characters from a long dead civilization.  I know I am looking for more!

That’s episode 338 of Beam Me Up.  Enjoy!

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