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Beam Me Up #475 w/Happy Halloween by C. Davies

Nov
03
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Well, I Ttttttttttttttought I had posted the podcast.

Anyway, I wanted to get the Halloween episode 475 which

has more music and Colin Davies story Happy Halloween

with an absolutely fantastic production by Crystal Wizard.

 

Listen to this episode

 

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Beam Me Up Podcast #456 Happy Halloween – Scholes

Nov
02
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Episode 456 was my Halloween episode which always incorporates Colin P, Davies’ classic tale Happy Halloween narrated by Kelly better known as Crystal Wizard.  I absolutely love this story which has a masterful twist at the end.

The first story is a treat as we don’t get to have stories narrated by Ron Huber.  The story is called the Benefactor written by David K. Scholes.

I start however with the movie Vice.  With Bruce Willis and Thomas Jane among others.

You can download, or simply play the episode by selecting HERE

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Beam Me Up # 429 Davies, Walker & more

Oct
27
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Well this is episode 429 of Beam Me Up and being that it is the last program of this October, I am going for our annual Halloween show.

The first item presented is a great piece of music from none other than the vocal group Manhattan Transfer doing Twilight Zone.  Nope, not that one by Golden Earring but one more closely attuned to the TV show of the same name.

Next a very unusual and wonderful short tale from Deborah Walker that combines a rural church in the English country side and quantum mechanics!

Colin Davies has graciously let me play Happy Halloween again.  This is a crystalWizard production and between the two of them, they turn out a great story.

 

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Beam Me Up #383 What Makes a Thirsty….Van Hall + Happy Halloween – Davies

Oct
27
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Episode 383 of Beam Me Up.   This is of course the Saturday just before All Hallow’s Eve, so I break out my favorite Halloween story Colin P. Davies’ Happy Halloween which has the great narration talents of Crystal Wizard.  CW does all the music mixing as well as narration.  I am sure you will enjoy this time tested tale.

But first after my opening comments I start with part 2 of Van Hall’s story What Makes a Thirsty God on Fallon’s Planet.

After the opening tale I find a few moments to talk about Star Trek as I do some Star Trek Trivia.  This week one of my favorites “The City on the Edge of Forever” with guest Joan Collins.  Oh the ending line of that story…If you can not recall the episode, see if you can find the video…it is top notch Star Trek.

Then before the end of the show story, I spend a few moments in the blog.  Courtney popped in for a few moments just to talk and we get on to some comets that have flown into the sun recently.  Really exciting to know that others are finding this stuff interesting.  Then from the blog, one of the most ancient galaxies yet to date! It is so old it sounds impossible!  And one of the most compact planetary systems ever!

Then of course Happy Halloween!

Enjoy!

Paul

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

May
19
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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 #345 Land of Fire & Ashes con – Colin P. Davies

Dec
23
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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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Beam Me Up podcast #344 pt1 Land of Fire and Ashes – Colin P. Davies

Dec
16

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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!

 

Enjoy

 

 

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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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Beam Me Up #337 Happy Halloween – Colin Davies + Blog news

Oct
28

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On the last show for Beam Me Up in October, once again is out traditional Halloween story, Happy Halloween by Colin P. Davies. If you haven’t heard this story yet you are in for a treat! Colin went all out with this one and Crystal Wizard studios has done a masterful mix! In its’ third year, it continues to hold up and I am sure you will see why I feel it is one of the best stories for a season, that we have ever run.

 

But first up: Did you remember that Lost In Space had two theme music scores? I found the one that was played from year one to four, but there was another.

 

Ever been asked why is the sky blue or black at night?  Think you got the answer? You may only be part right!

I dial it back for a sec to do Star Trek Trivia once again.

 

Nissan in an effort to improve the comfort of their car’s ride are trying to emulate the texture of a very unusual substance…

With the advent of 3d-printing – scientist suggest that DNA and Drug manufacture can not be far behind and the implications are staggering!

 

That and much more this week on Beam Me UP!

 

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Beam Me Up #285 The Things pt2 – Peter Watts

Oct
29

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Welcome to the program this week. This is episode 285. I had started out with the idea that I would run just the second half of this week’s story: The Things, by Peter Watts, then go on to the blog for news. But then I remembered the excellent Halloween story that I ran last year from the very talented author Colin P. Davies called appropriately enough Happy Halloween.

 

In Part 2 of The Things, the creature comes to realize the horror of just the type of beings he is dealing with. Horrifying creations that violently react when faced with anything that changes. Creatures that never change, born and die with the same shape and can not imagine anything different. Important information yes, discovered at great cost and quite possibly much much to late.

In our second story, Happy Halloween by Colin P. Davies, many strange happenings have started to happen in Dan’s world. Unnatural happenings, dangerous happenings. Since his mother had left, Dan’s world had become bleak but now it seemed that some mysterious force was trying to do more that make life miserable, no now something wanted him dead. Happy Halloween is read by CrystalWizard and produced by Cyberstudios and I will guarantee that you will be hard pressed to find a better Halloween story this month.

And that is it! All stories this week and nothing more. Just things that go bump in the night. Enjoy!

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Beam Me Up #242 Bradley Brackett – Tim Sayell & Red Robot con – Colin P. Davies

Jan
01

Episode 242 of Beam Me Up is pretty fast moving this week.  I open wih a new Bradley Brackett from author Tim Sayell this week.  Scheduling snafus last month and just being so busy, meant that our intrepid commnder got a bit behind but we make it up with out first story of the new year.  Commander Brackett leads us deaper into the derrilick star ship and into certain danger in this week’s episode.

This week we finish with episode 5 and the conclusion of Colin P. Davies fantastic Red Robot.  Things come quite litterally to a head this week.  Surely things can’t get any stranger!  Well they certainly can…..and don’t call me Shirley!

From the Beam Me Up blog at wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com, I review Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi, a healthy mix  of absolutely brilliant stories that are an excellent cross section of the calorie centric distopia.  You really have got to see the video that DreamWorks Animation have cut together for Jónsi’s award nominated track “Sticks and Stones.”  Its a great compilation of all the most memorible scenes from the movie and mixed them together for a great compilation video.  Hey, does anyone remember that at one point in the very early 60s, the US almost had a long range nuclear bomber?! Oh yeah we did! The XB-70 Valkyrie.  Not only was it to carry nuclear bombs, but it was to be powered by a nuclear reactor!  On story I really liked and didn’t get a chance to talk about was using caverns on Mars as possible living quaters. Yeah I’m talking about those mysterious dark spots that were photographed on the surface of Mars.  Well from a recent article in Dvice – Photographs taken by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows that these dark areas really are the opening to large caverns who’s ceilings have collapsed.  The aticle talks about what it would take to make these livable.  This article in particular drew a lot of conversation.  Check it out!

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