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Julie with Bush Baby
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!
for B.M.U. Episode 355
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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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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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