After my opening monologue concerning talking animals in
entertainment plus a comment concerning a Burt Lancaster movie
called Swimmer I play a couple of excerpts from Earth Sky.
from the blog
Barry sends in info talking about a Star Wars Christmas television special, honest and yes we have links to the documentary and half of the star War Christmas special. Oh my… NASA has a new deep space z1 space suit that bears a strong resemblance to ummm well Buzz Lightyear! No kidding! From MIT come the news of a “quantum”computer. More to the point a hybrid, and this configuration would vastly speed the or reduce the power consumption of the average pc. The speed comes for the quantum states (which seems to be 500 or more, but more on that later) and do it with far less wattage. What if dinos were still around, would you eat one? If so, which would be a good choice? I discuss this subject from a Pop Sci article. Oh, since the world didn’t end would you believe that instead of despondency they only figure that it must have been the wrong day for the apocalypse And speaking of quantum computers, I talk about an article where scientists from the USA and China are working on a system to identify quantum states and boy are there a lot of them!
And finally I play the last part of Poul Anderson’s Call Me Joe
I hope you enjoy this weeks output, don’t forget to visit the blog and add your 2 cents to the mix!
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Colin P. Davies
Seasons greetings one and all. Plenty of fun stuff this weekend. Didn’t get all done that I wanted, but I think it was a fun episode.
First I start with a fine piece of music that is the closing music for the anime series called Btoom! which I review later in the program.
The song is Aozora and is performed by May’n.
After the music I do indeed explore and review the 12 episode anime series called Btoom!
The story of the day is the conclusion to Colin P. Davies Land of Fire & Ashes. A thoroughly entertaining and exciting tale.
Next are a few articles from Earth Sky, this week, spider webs, giant bugs and the Milky-way is truly HUGE!
Then some Trek Trivia with questions about James T. Kirk. Much better!
From the blog The Grail Sats crashed, but not before they did excellent science.
Kall, describes his plans for world domination after the apocalypse Then I take a moment to pass on some observations about copyrights.
Another review takes the form of the abysmal “Class of 1999” It shows that some good actors can not save a steamer….nope….
Oh you know the song Gundam Style…well I play the music here for a parody called NASA Huston Style, but you have to see the compete video for comic effect!
Brighton may want to check out their lights…someone was a bit upset. Check out the vid on the beam me up blog.
Will we ever return to the moon. Well if we plan on going to the moon or the asteroids, the moon is close and copies many of the features of where we plan to go.
That’s this week’s program. Hope you enjoy it!
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Sorry I am behind here, but yesterday was just a day that once I did the radio program, all I wanted to do was crash.
But the editing is done, so lets see what this week has in store!
I open with Fit and the Consumption’s “Sweet Sister Starlight” Love this song!
From there, I do a couple of Star Trek trivia questions.
Then I review Abe Lincoln – Vampire Killer! Maybe not as bad as you thought or worse!
From the Blog, news from David Scholes, John Anealio has a free EP for listeners, have scientists uncovered the oldest dino to date!? 3D printers….and AR firearms…can they be controlled, and if so how? Zombies Among Us!!!! and is there POOP on the moon!
Finally Part one of Colin P. Davies excellent short story “Land of Fire & Ashes” It is so good to see Colin back on the program. If you are not familiar with his work or possibly forgotten, you are in for a treat of excellent story telling from one of the best!
This week was a slight strange happening if ever I had one. It is slightly short because I took out all the junk sections which ran
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Wow, what a confusing day at the podcast. This will give you a hint…I had to totally remix i twice when I got to my own home recorder. But anyway – I open with some Christmas music. I play “I want the Mellium Falcon for Christmas by John Anealio of Scifisongs.blogspot.com.
My first article asks what laws of robotics should robots use. I use a slightly offbeat answer buy asking what laws?!
Next is the first story of the afternoon. Poul Anderson’s “Call Me Joe” pt5.
Earth Sky had some really good articles this week, from giant stars to galactic collisions.
Followed by Star Trek Trivia
I start the blog with my review of The Amazing Spider Man and my review is a bit less than stellar. From there there are articles about what NASA has in store after the Curosity rover, I think all were a bit disapointed with the release of Curosity’s SAM lab data, which is certainly not for the history books. Wanna go to the moon? well if you have a spare 1.5 billion you can according to start up Golden Spike. and a Darwin should have been.
Finally In Plain Sight ep16 by Jason Kahn is our closing story of the afternoon!
Enjoy episode 343 of Beam Me Up
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Episode 342 is ready to go…in a manner of speaking! There were times when the computer seemed to have a mind of its own! Anyhooo I start with a breezy piece of music called The Flame which was the theme opening song for Requiem for the Darkness. Strange and evocative music to match the anime series! Well worth checking out!
The first story of the afternoon is another fine piece of flash, by Mark Webb, that he did for the flash fiction Antipodean podcast/magazine site. located in Australia, called, “Make mine a Macchiato” Oh and don’t forget to check out Mark’s book of flash fiction on Smashwords. Details after his story!
I manage again to squeeze in some Star Trek trivia! Once again this week, I do a couple questions from the animated series.
First thing in the science department is a story concerning the possible formation of Mars, on this week’s Earth Sky.
From the blog, the largest black hole EVER discovered. Did the LHC create new matter? What??? did the U.S. Really try to blow up the moon? People believe this?
And Finally our second story of the afternoon, part 4 of Poul Anderson’s “Call Me Joe”
That’s it! Enjoy!
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