Beam Me Up 445 moves along pretty rapid this week.
First I manage to way lay Nelson of New Farmer Films once again. This week we spend time talking about one of the most talented writers of the previous century.
Next a quick visit to the blog to see what is new.
Seem Supergirl is final a go for the fall season. A flash from the pas to see how the iconic Dr. Who theme song was created. Great pics taken by Solar Winds scientists of the March Total Eclipse. The Internet archive just released 2400 old ms-dos games! and more.
Check out the blog at wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com
Finally Part three of the quite literal cliff hanger, The English Dead by Vaughn Stanger.
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Hi, welcome to episode 438 of Beam Me Up. This week, something
slightly different. I had several pieces of stories that by all rights should have played this month. But things being a being as they may, I am catching up on them all.
First off, we have the latest episode in Michael Juby’s Squeek Squeek
series which takes up multi – generational star ships, but with a twist.
Then, from the blog we have an excellent article on quantum spin, this one will spin your brain sideways!
Next up is Jason Kahn’s In Plain View episode 32. I don’t know about
you but I am treasuring each of these episodes.
I review Elfin Lied anime series.
I am forever looking for the short films on YouTube. This episode is no exception. I found simply enough a short called Portal. it is short but very entertaining.
I close with pt3 of Mimsy Were The Borogroves.
This and more. Enjoy!
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Welcome to Beam Me Up – episode 437.
Pretty well grounded episode this week.
After the opening monologue, I open with a great anime musical piece, Nobody knows.
Before the first story of the afternoon, I switch gears and read a short article from Kallamis that if you like the Darwins or the more recent “Here is your sign” then you can understand his dismay and frustration even while laughing.
The first story for the afternoon is a funny little tale called “My New Roommate” from a new writer for BMU Russ Bickerstaff.
From the blog, NASA’s Dawn is closing in on it’s second half of its asteroid mission by visiting the most massive body in the asteroid belt.
EU’s Beagle 2 lander which has been missing for better than 10 years may have been found.
I found an awesome youtube video on quantum mechanics. I have the link but it was a bit long for this weekend’s program.
Finally, I play part two of Mimsy Were the Borogoves read by CrystalWizard.
And that’s it. I hope you enjoy the program.
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Here we go for another week – It’s episode 423 of Beam Me Up!
I open with Eat Dreams which is a remix of Eurythmics music and commercials audio.
Next is a milestone update for the rover Curiosity plus NASA’s next gen of heavy lift rocket that will ferry astronauts and cargo anywhere from low Earth orbit to Mars or beyond.
The first story for the afternoon is The Last Question chapter 3 by Asimov.
From the BMU blog: First a review of the British SF movie “The Machine”
A look at the next Batmobile, the argument of can a person or country “own” asteroids or other heavenly bodies? Can you brew in space? Did Nicaragua get slammed by a piece off low flying asteroid?
And chapter 3 of book one of CrystalWizard’s Wizard’s Bane is the final story for the afternoon.
Enjoy and thanks for listening!
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This week’s episode (422)of Beam Me Up, my opening comments contain
information on odd happenings with cube sat launches as well as near
passes of a just discovered asteroid.
I end the the opening section with the opening theme music from the
anime series Durarara!!
The first story of the afternoon is Phillippe and His Rather Boring Time Travel (pt1) by Michael Juby.
This week from the Beam Me Up – Google wants to create sentient robots
and to that end are working on quantum computer chips.
Chandra observes one of the closest 1a supernovas in decades.
Spitzer space telescope has observed a large asteroid collision.
Will Robots of the future be mercy killers?
The final story this week is part two (ch 2+3) of Isaac Asimov’s The
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I start the program with comments on the Russians intent to ban transport of astronauts to the ISS.
Author Jay Lake finally lost his five year battle with cancer. I speak at length about his work.
I do Game On which is the theme song for the Felicia Day And more from the blog
Whacked thing happening at the Turing Tests….
I read Kallimus’ review this week. Again he is in full form!
Crossing over by Mr. Phil Temple is the story this week.
I really hope you enjoy this week’s rather strange selection
See you next week.
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For an opening to this week’s program I start with Mushi – shi opening song “The Sore Feet Song” by Ally Kerr. For fans, there is a follow on season now available.
This week from the blog, the canceled boost glide tech used in the Boing X20 Dyna Soar that originated in the 50s and canceled by the end of the decade. The weird thing? Maybe it wasn’t all that canceled?
Next I review the movie “On The Beach” based on the Nevil Shute novel of the same name.
There may be more proof that the Moon WAS created by a giant impactor.
Again the Hubble Space Telescope has taken ground breaking deep field photos that will change a lot of what we know about the formation of the early universe.
Finally Phil Temple sends in “The Little Thief” by Phil Temple
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Welcome to BMU episode 403.
After my opening comments I start by playing the opening music to the great anime series East of Eden.
Then from the Beam Me Up Blog:
Twins in Space! or what does a 16 year old genius do in his spare time…why he builds prosthetic devices that’s what! Marty McFly’s board possible?
Next part one of Dean Giles “Mad World”
Outer Space smells like a barbecue? And how about some Star Trek trivia?
Then the story “Happy Ending” by James Kelly
That the show. How you enjoy
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After some opening comments on this weekend’s Beam Me Up (episode 399). I again play Love is coming back from an anime classic, this time I again posit the question, does the artist at times sound like an early Rod Stewart at times?
First up is a op ed piece from my favorite op/ed writer Kallimus and he is in good for this week!!!!
While my opening info peice concerns a low gravity simulation lab. Better known as the vomit rockets. And an unusual use of these devices.
I do a review of Enders Game the movie…
And finally I do get a story in. Part one of Cory Doctorow’s By his things, shall you know him.
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Here we go with another installment of Beam Me Up. This is episode 396.
The first thing I play today is a track off John Aneilo’s newest album Walk the Fire, and wow, does he have a winner here. The cut I play is “The Ferryman” and this song hits you where you live.
Next is a short piece called “The Loaner” Dave Rigby.
I spend a bit of time on Twilight zone trivia
Then from the Beam Me Up blog: Opportunity Rover celebrates it’s 10th anniversary on Mars this year. The Sun may not bake the Earth into a cinder as soon as we thought…….How was the Milky Way galaxy formed? I close this week with episode 24 of “The Dark Inspectre Series” by Jason Kahn.
All in all, a good program this week. I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks for listening.
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