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Beam Me Up # 231 MegaChicken pt2 by A.K. Sykora


Beam Me Up episode 231! As you can see, neither rain wind or….well you get the point, weather aside I have a brand new episode.  One I promptly misname 230…oh well, never said I had a clue.  This week though is just jam packed with good stuff.

Tim Sayell never missed a beat this month and so we are treated to part 1 (episode 13) of his new series of Bradley Brackett stories.  Captain Brackett is back and in great form.  Be prepared for Saturday serial goodness!   Our second story, at the bottom of the hour, is part two of A.K. Sykora’s mega-Chicken.  Tony Baggs little chick is not so little anymore.  Now, in a quest for food Mega-chicken brings Fifth Ave. to a grinding stop.  Everyone wants to do something different with Mega-chicken, including a strange bronzed skinned man with shoes on the wrong feet.

From the Beam Me Up blog ( Hubble snaps a photo of a possible asteroid collision.  I play the music Remains from the music video staring  Fran Kanz (a.k.a. Topher) and Dollhouse scriptwriter Maurissa Tancharoen, who also played the Active Kilo.  The music is from the first episode of Dollhouse, but rest assured this is not a Dollhouse video.  Kanz plays a man who buys a robot “companion” but even this in a throw away culture has unforeseen consequences.  If you are like me, then you are a fan of Warehouse 13 and consider it a fairly unique program.  Well I had a chance to watch some of the early episodes of Friday the 13th and as my comments reflect in this week’s blog, there was uncanny similarities!  And another short film  this week called Spaceman.  Tells the tale of a man hopeless lost in his own imagination and the woman who despite the mania would love him.  If only he could see through his imagination to the real person.  And finally I said that I wouldn’t do it, but I managed to take quantum physics to a surprising new low!  Who needs falling trees, and dead cats in a box or even two slits and a photon stream!  I may have gone a bit far….me?  naaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Beam Me Up # 230 Mega-Chicken pt1 A.K Sykora


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Beam Me Up episode 230 is fast and seasonal this week.   Our first piece is is a new episode in the Dark Inspectre Series by Jason Kahn  Things are just not going well at all for our favorite  mind reading inspector.  Seems he managed to garner a good beating on his last outing but far from giving up is right back in the mix, as soon as he is able to walk that is…. and our last story this week is a new story from A.K. Sykora called Mega-Chicken!  Mz Sykora for those of you that don’t follow the podcast, is a very talented writer from Germany who has created some of the most memorable fiction for Beam Me Up.  Stories like Don’t Mess With My SSTO, Irresistible and the Coming of the Arbaries has created a venue set in present day New York where indigent Tony Baggs becomes mother to a most unusual feathered friend in part one of Mega-chicken.  Plant your tongue firmly in your cheek and prepare for the funnier side of alien invasion…..

From the blog this week, I review the movie directed, Produced and Written by Jamin Winans called INK.  A dark tale of loss, pain, failure, mystery and redemption.  For an independent and low budget project, well to be honest, even a large budget it is a remarkable and entertaining movie.    Next up was the IG Nobel award, an American parody of the Nobel Prizes and are given each year in early October for ten achievements that “first make people laugh, and then make them think.” Organized by the scientific humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research….  stuff like swearing helps lessen pain?  or using rc helicopters to collect infected whale snot, oh and it gets much much worse!  Lets just say that the short nosed fruit bat has it made!  Talk about audience participation!  How about an interactive stage play that turns a whole theater into Apollo mission control for the infamous mission 13. It is being held in Nelson, New Zealand, during the Nelson Arts Festival!  NASA wants to explore Mars this time with a rocket plane dubbed ARES (or the Aerial Regional-Scale Environmental Surveyor), total mission time will be 2 hours, it will be released high in the Martian atmosphere and cover a thousand miles while using high resolution camera gear it would give us the best low altitude.  SyFy has reupped Haven for a second 13 episode season!  and finally what has to be the best proof of concept for the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender is a short animated film called Sintel.  The film may be short on time however it was long on plot.  A totally cute and heart rending  story very cleverly done.  So proof of concept or not, its worth watching.

I think you will find episode 230 every bit as fun to listen to as it was for me to do!  I hope you join us.

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