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Yes, I am in the WRFR lp/fm studios this week! Not that this is of heart stopping importance other than it is episode 354! But anyway, I start off with a new segment, weekly rundown from Kallamis which covers some of the news that BMU may have covered, but often other material of interest.
Then we deal with one of the most twisted submissions I have had in some time. We can all blame this one on Xnewsman, and it is better to just hear it. Check it out at about 14:30 minutes into the broadcast.
From there I play the conclusion to Colonial Scout by Doug Turnbull.
Next I do a change up on Star Trek trivia. There hasn’t been much input, so I take the Star Trek trivia and basically turn it into….Did You Know or do you remember this type of information. I think it will prove to be much more interesting this way.
In light of the Russian meteor, Earth Sky revisits the Tunguska impact of a hundred years ago.
I do two reviews this week, the first being Pixar’s Brave, which I have to admit has made stunning improvements to their 3d rendering engine.
Kallamis celebrates 50 years of Dr. Who with some really good, historical high points. I give a brief summery, but it would behoove you to take a trip over to the wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com Beam Me Up blog for a more up to date rundown.
My last review of the afternoon is the indie film Robot and Frank. Frank played brilliantly by Frank Langella. The film is a low key story of a two story man (Frank) who is suffering from dementia and must either accept a robot care taker or hospitalization. Check out my review in about 40:00 into the broadcast.
Final story of the afternoon is a Trath tale, “The Story Continues” by David Scholes, another low key tale of the warrior Trath coming back to visit one of the remote aboriginal tribes.
And that winds up the weekend. Thanks for visiting and for listening.
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Welcome to episode 353 of Beam Me Up. This week, a change or two, some surprising happenings and I continue with Doug Turnbull’s story.
First off an excellent new piece of music called 7 Rounds from John Anealio. FYI you can follow John and catch other tracks on John’s blog http://scifisongs.blogspot.com/
As a change up, instead of asking questions as trivia for star trek, I think each week, I will come up with a couple of Star Trek trivia facts. You are always welcome to weigh in on either trivia questions or facts.
From there I have a couple of Earth Sky news stories.
Earth Sky reports on a possible new dwarf planet more than 600 million miles past Pluto.
Kallamis Gives us a weekly run down of news.
And I continue on with the Beam Me Up blog, more on the Russian Meteor strike, The Goldilocks Zone has been modified, discovery of the youngest black hole in our galaxy? Kallamis again is on a tirade about Pluto and it’s new moon….and new equipment for the blind.
I finish with part 2 of Colonial Scout by Doug Turbull.
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Episode 352 for February 9th 2013.
This week, everything ran a bit late, I will or course blame it on the weather.
This week’s stories are part one of Doug Turnbull’s Colonial Scout and I start with episode 17 of Jason Kahn’s Dark InSpectre series, In Plain Sight. Our favorite physic detective continues to investigate gruesome murders in some of New Eden’s most dangerous places. Where people and specters can be witness and victim alike!
I didn’t get a chance to do articles from the Earth Sky web site so this week I make up with some of the best news in science for the week.
Then it is over to the BMU blog at wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com.
First off the blog is a review of the motion comic which is a low rez low frame rate animation type. The comic in question though is The Astonishing X-Men Unstoppable which pits the x-men against beings from Breakworld bent on destroying Earth. These started out as comic book arcs written by Josh Wedon. Who, when it came time to port the comic to dvd, was joined by illustrator John Cassaday. I break down what was interesting to me and what was good about the format.
We have heard of Jumping the Shark, but have you heard of a Bogosity Generator? Coined by author Rudy Rucker’s site, what is a bogosity generator and why is it used so heavily in science fiction or fantasy?
On the very near event horizon for tech is a very interesting “film” speaker. Quite literally a speaker that is little more than a thin film of plastic type gel that can be rolled, folded, all but spindled and mutilated and still make wonderfully high fidelity music and sound.
I say my final goodbyes to the wonderfully warped show Fringe.
Even though the government has given up on the idea, supporters of building the SW Death Star will not be deterred. They are going to ask for donations through kickstarter! To the tune of 21 million and that for plans only no real building….that will take MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCH more.
I start the ball rolling on tech myths. A few that make you just say…huh? But yeah…the things people believe to be true.
The closing story is part one of Doug Turnbull’s Colonial Scout which deals with a fairly normal slice of life but the twist is that it’s a Boy Scout over night and the environment is Mars. The thing to remember though that what gives the average scout here on Earth, a scrape or bruise would be life threatening on Mars….
That’s the week! Enjoy!
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Shuttle Columbia’s Last Crew
It’s Beam Me Up, episode 351.
This week I am joined in the studio by Steve Tuttle. Steve has been my go to guy for all things comics. I am planing and hoping to have him on the program at least once a month, but if we can get him interested enough, maybe once a week!
I open with a tribute the Shuttle Columbia which broke up over Texas on February 1st 2003.
New music this week from John Anealio called Scavenger, easily one of his best works!
Next I spend the next few moments talking to Steve Tuttle our comic guru about the influence of comics on entertainment like movies. Plus what is the attraction for many of the lines.
Star Trek trivia has a couple of new questions this week and then over to the beam Me Up blog but first I read some of the historic moments that happened in February throughout history.
Then from the blog….robo-butt
Later this year Johnathan Trappe plans to fly the Atlantic using a large cluster of balloons strapped to a lifeboat.
and finally from Libravox, Goodbye Deadman by Tom W. Harris
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