This week after music to get the ball rolling I start with the first story of the afternoon – another story in the Human Hunter series by David Scholes. This week “Clash at the British Facility”.
From the BMU blog wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com, I review The Maze Runner
which pretty much tells you all you need and I talk a bit about a new quantum paper that suggests that the Universe has always been here?!!!
And for the last story of the day is the conclusion of Mimsey were the
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.
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.
I open with are review of the science fiction movie Snow Piercer I also note that Chris Hadfield’s version of David Bowie’s Space
Oddity is back on YouTube thanks to the man himself!
First story of the weekend is Episode 30 of the Dark Inspectre Jason Kahn.
From the BMU log:
You can win a ride into space for free! Most stars may not be in a home galaxy… The ISS almost had a close encounter with some space trash. How about an astronomy first? The first ever pictures of a proto, planetary system. And the universe may have started out of nothing?
Final Story Wizard’s Bane ch5 pt1 by CrystalWizard
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.
My opening comments for episode 428 are pretty much all over the place but I did manage to discuss some of the anime I have been following plus I jump down the x-37b rabbit hole.
My first piece of music is the opening to the Anime Series Wakfu, this series is without a doubt one of the oddest but most fun fantasy quests out there, and yes I am including One Piece. The characters are thoroughly endearing and the quest is something of a secondary goal that I would thing it would be only the hardened few who would pass on this fun series.
After the music, I spend a few moments (because so much of my “tv” entertainment is now coming from alternative sources of which cable is not even a strong minority.) wondering what might be coming once cable loses its’ strangle hold on tv entertainment.
Next up is CrystalWizard’s Wizard Bane Chapter 4 pt3
From the blog Boeing’s X-37b who’s whole fleet of 2, One of which just returned from a 22 month mission.
A new animated movie called Ambition looks to be a wildly entertaining film.
Cassini has treated us to a wonderful high rez photo of Hyperion.
Alexandra Grenberg’s “Echo” finishes off the afternoon. This enigmatic short story will give you a chill and in the end well, it WAS one simple act….
hoooooooooo! Yep it’s that time of the week again. This week – episode 426. This week in my opening comments I discuss the time paradox in A Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Plus the stunning success of the Indian Mars mission.
My first story of the afternoon is by Jason Kahn and his Darke Inspectre series. Because I dropped the ball in September, and for continuity, I rerun episode 28 and continue straight on to episode 29.
Our next stop is the Beam Me Up blog, The first thing this week, what do you get the nero-scientist that has everything? How about a hard to believe demo of the state of CGI in the industry. SNC is calling foul with NASA’s choice of Space X and Boeing when one of the selected companies was higher in its bid than SNC!
Finally Crystal Wizard’s Wizard’s Bane Book 1 ch4,pt1
This week on Beam Me Up – episode 425 – after my opening comments, I play the first of two music selections. This week, Monochrome Kiss by SID. Interesting selection from the world of Anime.
Next up is an article that you could say I used as a model for this week’s program. The article in question is the top six places of the Darwin award followed straight away by a fast piece of music from BECCA called appropriately enough “I’m Alive!” the closing theme to the anime series “Black Butler”.
On the blog front, Kallamus joins us for his review of the Marvel series Agents of Shield. His next review Brick Mansion doesn’t miss a step and
Running out of time, I finish this weeks program with the final chapters to Isaac Asimov’s “The Final Question”
And that is Beam Me Up episode 425 I hope you enjoy the program