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Beam Me Up #367 In Plain Sight #20 – Kahn + No Great Magic #5 – Leiber

May
27
Jason Kahn

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I lead off this week’s episode, episode 367, by doing a short memorial for Heinrich Rohrer Father of the Scanning Tunneling Microscope.

I follow this with a new episode of in Plain Sight episode 20 from Jason Kahn. This week our detective Jack Garrett falls a bit further down the rabbit hole and finds information can come from the most unlikely of sources.

In science…I start with Earth Sky talking about the possibility of intelligent life in the Milky-Way and how we are looking for it.

Next I read the high lights of Kallamis’ weekly run-down which goes from honoring Sally Ride to food replicators…

Oh and I finally have time for some Star Trek Trivia!

Fredrick Doyle also died recently. Doyle was instrumental in developing some of the most sophisticated optics and camera systems for the Apollo era moon missions as well as work for the CIA.

I review the animated feature: Rise of the Guardians

Finally I play chapter five of Fritz Leiber’s No Great Magic

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Beam Me Up # 366 The Fighter – Davies + No Great Magic #4 – Leiber

May
19
Colin P. Davies

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Welcome to the eighth year of Beam Me Up! Episode 366 is the first episode of the eighth yeah and who knows what will happen this year!

This week’s program starts with former ISS commander Chris Hadfield, who among his other talents, is an accomplished musician, performs David Bowie’s Major Tom while aboard the ISS.   Even Bowie himself said that it was one of the most poignant renditions of his song and the video is beautiful. Well I can’t play the video, but I do have it on the blog (you can find it on Youtube as well.

Flash from the past again this week, I rejoin Fritz Leiber’s 1960 tale, No Great Magic. This week is chapter four.

From news this week, info on 1998 QE2, the 1.7 mile asteroid, makes it’s closest pass May 31.

From Earth Sky, where does the solar system fall in place among the stars of the Milky-Way? How many sunsets and sun rises would you see on the moon in a month…? And scientists succeed in storing data in DNA.

Boston Dynamics now has PETMAN! The video is wild! Do you remember Skylab?

I review the animated feature Lady Death.

I finish with Colin Davies’ very inventive tale, The Fighter.

All in all, a good start to the new year.

 

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Beam Me Up # 365 Trath:Final Intervention con – David Scholes – No Great Magic ch.3 – Fritz Leiber

May
12
David Sholes

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Another hour that just flies by.

I play the conclusion of David Scholes Trath: The Final intervention, just to make sure that I get in them in this week.

Next from the blog and Kallimus: Trouble with the ISS coolant  again, Ray Harryhousen has passed away at 92, Neil DeGrasse- Tyson has a web site that promotes his radio program Startalk and YouTube videos, there is a link on the wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com BMU blog.   A company has developed a  bulletin board that sends two messages, one to adults and one to children in a call to help reduce child abuse. Check out the blog for more information.

Earth Sky articles are next, the Milky-way, asteroids, temporary moons and Earth’s shadow are on tap.

I review the live action version of Death Note.

And finally, chapter 3 of No Great Magic by Fritz Leiber a  novelette from the sixties.

That is it! I hop you enjoy this week’s offering of Beam Me Up.

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Beam Me Up # 364 Trathh: Final Confrontation pt1 – Scholes + No Great Magic Ch2 – Fritz Leiber

May
05
David Sholes

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This week I start off with a new track from John Anealio called Zombinista which has a decidedly 50s or 60s zombie flick.

Next I read Kallamis’ weekly run down of weekly happenings.

First it’s Curiosity’s return to operation. Next it is alien planets tidally locked planets orbiting red dwarf stars. In Sci-fi news the st-tng’s bridge is being rebuilt. TMNT are NOT aliens it would seem! Fantastic Four reboot may be problematic?

I do a follow up on space trash. This week we learn that the Fermi space telescope was almost destroyed by space junk!

David Scholes sends in a new story in the Trathh arc. “Trathh: The Final confrontations” Due to the run time, I was only able to play the first part.

In Earth_Sky news, Cassini has returned some exciting news on Titan. Jovian Trojan asteroids are in the news this week and maybe the discovery of the worlds oldest Dinosaur records.

IBM researchers have created a film that sets the records for the smallest stop motion film.

I review the anime movie Redline which is an over the top racing movie.

Hey, have you heard about Google’s Glass? The head mounted computer that Google has great hopes for.

NASA has extended their contract with Russian space services for a mind numbing…weeeeeeeeell it is half of what a stealth bomber cost…so maybe not numbing, it is just money that could have served a better purpose….like doing it ourselves..hummm?

And finally – in our flash from the past – chapter 2 of Fritz Leibers No Great Magic!

And that folks is the podcast. Yes, I know it is a bit longer than the radio program, but I wanted to add in several features, that I didn’t have time for on the radio.

Enjoy, and thanks for listening.

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