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Beam Me Up # 395 All or Nothing – Fulda + A Wondrous Gift con – Turnbull

Jan
19
Nancy Fulda

Nancy Fulda

 

 

 

 

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Well the Beam Me Up program made it to 395 without much of a hitch…But no matter what.. Ha!

This week, the show seems to bounce along and made a pretty fair showing if I do say so myself…..

After my opening comments I start off with a piece of fine pop rock that is the closing theme to Bubblegum Chrisis.  Which I follow up with the conclusion to Doug Turnbull’s A Wunderous Gift.

Next I find some excellent Twilight Zone trivia.

From the blog, Using Water to burn solid waste. In the 60s the Navy wanted an Iron Man exo-skeleton and you will never guess who they asked! Orbital Sciences  Cygnus  delivery vehicle successfully delivered it’s cargo to ISS.  Virgin’s suborbital spacecraft has had a successful second burn.   NASA shows off concept artwork of the SLS heavy lifting rocket. NASA wants to get the go ahead for visiting one of the weirdest asteriods in the belt.

The final story of the afternoon is Nancy Fulda’s All or nothing.

Enjoy!

 

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Beam Me Up # 394 Trathh: Odinforce – David Scholes + A Wonderous Gift pt 3 – Doug Turnbull

Jan
12
David Sholes

David Sholes

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to another weekend with Beam Me Up, this week, episode 394.

Getting right down to the nitty gritty, 394’s stories are Trathh: Odinforce by David Scholes, which is the first story for the afternoon and A wondrous Gift pt3 by Doug Turnbull.

First after a few minor opening comments, I play Help! by Ayana Taketatsu.

I got to watch the live action Wolverine that seemed to have brought mixed reviews but if you ever saw the anime Wolverine you will get where a lot of this movie came from.

Then it is the first story David Scholes Trathh: Odinforce

I spend a few moments on the Beam Me Up Blog where we find that dogs have a poopin preference…and it is not where they prefer to do their duty but something much stranger!

Next NASA’s NuStar observatory’s latest photo, has to been seen to be appreciated…it is truly spectacular!

Finally, the ISS gets an reprieve. Funding now until the 2021 deadline.

And then on to the final story, part 3 of Doug Turnbull’s A wondrous Gift.

That’s it for another week.  Enjoy!

 

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Beam Me Up #393 The Helpful Robots – Robert Shea + A Wonderous Gift pt2 – Doug Turnbull

Jan
05
Doug Turnbull

Doug Turnbull

 

 

 

 

 

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And it is Beam Me Up for another week.  This is episode 393 and I think you may just enjoy the mix.

First off, after my opening comments, I read Kallimus’ comments of  things that happened in 2013….he is really funny and costic in major servings this week.

Next, as a way to vent some of the pressure Kallimus built up, I play the opening theme song to Excel Saga…quite a catchy tune, if I must say.

The first story this week is a “Flash From The Past”  Robert Shea’s The Helpful Robots, and this story holds up really well in the test of time.  I think you might agree.

News from the blog this week….. it would seem that time travelers don’t really like Facebook….lol….next  a really interesting DIY from Hack A Day using ultra sound to elevate objects…it really is fascinating,  It would seem that Russia wants to launch a mission to land a craft on the surface of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede.  NASA’s LRO managed to snap a pic of China’s Chang’e lander and rover!  And NASA is “concerned” about the worsening space junk….and the Mars Express Orbiter managed to get and extremely close flyby of Phobos.

And Finally I play part 2 of Doug Turnbull’s a Wondrous Gift.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Beam Me Up #392 Dark Inspectre #23 – Jason Kahn + A wonderous Gift pt1 – Doug Turnbull

Dec
30
Jason Kahn

Jason Kahn

 

 

 

 

 

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And here we are the last episode of Beam Me Up for 2013.  I think, considering, that the program went well this year.  But back to what goes on with this program.

I start with one of my favorite pieces of anime music.  The Flame which is the opening music for Requiem for the Darkness.

Then Phil joins me as we honestly started to do Star Trek trivia but got off track as we found that many stars of Star Trek went on to star on Twilight Zone which I really have a soft spot for.  The episode we got off track on was TWO which was I think episode 66 staring Elizabeth Montgomery and Charles Bronson as two soldiers from opposite sides of the conflict.  One of my favs also. Then Terror at 20 thousand feet staring William Shatner which gave me nightmares for years.  lol  and we talk about some of the other episodes we enjoyed.

Then a new episode of the Dark Inspectre series…episode 23.  Things are not looking good for inspector Jack Garrett.

I then review the Will and Cypher Smith in their latest movie After Earth.

From the blog, new evac units that is truly something out of Terminator!

And finally part one of A Wondrous Gift by Doug Turnbull.

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Beam Me Up #355 Epilog – Julie Wornan + Know How Can Do pt1 – Michael Blumlein

Mar
03
Julie with Bush Baby

Julie with Bush Baby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And here we are on Beam Me Up podcast, episode 355!

 

I really think this week proves just as informative as it will entertaining, even though I didn’t aim to either side with any purpose of doing so.

 

Anyway after griping about the lack of common sense understanding of basic Newtonian physics, I play the first story for the day.

 

I start with Julie Wornan’s melancholy post apocalyptic tale “Epilog”.

 

From there I break out the Star Trek Trivia book for some fun and arcane fact about the original Star Trek. Like, what deck is Medical on? Or the three operational divisions that crew are assigned to? How about the maximum number of people that can beam on and off the ship through the main teleporter? Stuff like that! Who knew!

 

Kallamis once again does a weekly round up of smaller news items that I may have missed. This week, news on the Space X resupply launch to the ISS. Info on a super-massive black hole that will twist your head sideways! Mars caught Kall’s imagination as usual. A start up non profit I.M.F. Wants to send a couple to visit Mars. Of course the devil is in the details… and the next asteroid close encounter will not be Earth, nope, not this time!

 

I have thought of giving Doug Turnbull’s video reviews a try on the podcast by stripping off the audio.  To get the ball rolling I start with his introduction to Robert A. Heinlein’s Juvenile series of early books which I swear I think I read each and every one. Heinlein’s books and stories fast became one of my very favorite authors. Doug intends to review each of these early Heinlein masterpieces. This will be kind of an introduction others to follow on, every other week or so.

 

This February 20 was the 51st anniversary of John Glenn’s historic and almost fatal mission.

 

After some confusion about this story, I guess I though it was being read or I had already done the story when neither was the case…duh, so I am going to play part 1 of Know How Can Do by Michael Blumlein as the program ender.

 

Enjoy everyone. Thanks for listening!

 

Paul Cole
for B.M.U. Episode 355

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Beam Me Up #354 Colonial Scout con – Turnbull + Trath “The Story Continues” – Scholes

Feb
24
David Sholes

David Sholes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yes, I am in the WRFR lp/fm studios this week! Not that this is of heart stopping importance other than it is episode 354! But anyway, I start off with a new segment, weekly rundown from Kallamis which covers some of the news that BMU may have covered, but often other material of interest.

Then we deal with one of the most twisted submissions I have had in some time. We can all blame this one on Xnewsman, and it is better to just hear it. Check it out at about 14:30 minutes into the broadcast.

From there I play the conclusion to Colonial Scout by Doug Turnbull.

Next I do a change up on Star Trek trivia. There hasn’t been much input, so I take the Star Trek trivia and basically turn it into….Did You Know or do you remember this type of information. I think it will prove to be much more interesting this way.

In light of the Russian meteor, Earth Sky revisits the Tunguska  impact of a hundred years ago.

I do two reviews this week, the first being Pixar’s Brave, which I have to admit has made stunning improvements to their 3d rendering engine.

Kallamis celebrates 50 years of Dr. Who with some really good, historical high points. I give a brief summery, but it would behoove you to take a trip over to the wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com Beam Me Up blog for a more up to date rundown.

My last review of the afternoon is the indie film Robot and Frank. Frank played brilliantly by Frank Langella. The film is a low key story of a two story man (Frank) who is suffering from dementia and must either accept a robot care taker or hospitalization. Check out my review in about 40:00 into the broadcast.

Final story of the afternoon is a Trath tale, “The Story Continues” by David Scholes, another low key tale of the warrior Trath coming back to visit one of the remote aboriginal tribes.

And that winds up the weekend. Thanks for visiting and for listening.

 

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Beam Me Up #353 Colonial Scout pt2 – Turnbull + Russian Meteor Strike!

Feb
16
Doug Turnbull

Doug Turnbull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to episode 353 of Beam Me Up. This week, a change or two, some surprising happenings and I continue with Doug Turnbull’s story.

First off an excellent new piece of music called 7 Rounds from John Anealio. FYI you can follow John and catch other tracks on John’s blog http://scifisongs.blogspot.com/

As a change up, instead of asking questions as trivia for star trek, I think each week, I will come up with a couple of Star Trek trivia facts. You are always welcome to weigh in on either trivia questions or facts.

From there I have a couple of Earth Sky news stories.
Earth Sky reports on a possible new dwarf planet more than 600 million miles past Pluto.

Kallamis Gives us a weekly run down of news.

And I continue on with the Beam Me Up blog, more on the Russian Meteor strike, The Goldilocks Zone has been modified, discovery of the youngest black hole in our galaxy? Kallamis again is on a tirade about Pluto and it’s new moon….and new equipment for the blind.

I finish with part 2 of Colonial Scout by Doug Turbull.

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