Episode 439 up and at ya!
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
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On Episode 400 a new Dark Inspectre episode, but first an anime musical track. Then it is straight on to Jason Kahn’s Dark Inspectre In plain sight episode 25.
For the next few minutes I take a moment to share several articles from the blog. Including comments by Kallimus.
I watched the second installation of the Thor franchise and thought it went very vell. So I review the newest episode.
Finally it is Part 2 of Cory Doctorow’s, by his things you will know him.
Thats it for this week. 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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Episode 387 of Beam Me Up turned out better than I expected! After an intro and short music interlude, I do some interesting Star Trek trivia and some interesting trivia it was indeed.
Then something really exciting, I get back on track with a return to Jason Kahn and his Dark Inspectre series and inspector Jack Garrett. This month episode 22. I am so glad to get this series started again.
Before I play the last story of the afternoon, I spend some time at the blog with this week’s news.
First I review the new Superman: Man of Steel. I think I hit the nail on the head with this one. But you judge. A really unusual handling of the movie Bladerunner. NASA really wants to get a system in place to transport astronauts to the ISS. China’s super computer is still the fastest computer out there again.
The final story this week is part one of Games by Kathyrn Maclean from Galaxy magazine.
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So, sorry for the delay. But I wanted to make sure that I gave everyone enough time to make sure that everything is right. Then you know me….got an opinion on anything. Shutting down the government left me cold. Look at all the major scientific work that just had to be put on hold….some of it irreplaceable.
The first story for this week is episode 8 of Erin Bassett’s Clockwork, expect your fair share of weirdness in this episode.
Next I spend a moment reviewing the newest Star Trek movie Into the Darkness. Very interesting movie and some very interesting topics to talk about.
And to finish the afternoon off, part 4 of Dean Giles, and yes the warning is in place for this episode as well.
Thanks for listening!
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After a short rant on what I consider real spaceflight, I start the program proper with the opening theme from the anime series Gunslinger Girls, Karma sung my Kokia.
From there I take out my trusty Star Trek quiz book for more questions about one of the best episodes of the series. Minagerie.
From the BMU blog:
I review the movie Iron Man 3 which in my book far surpassed IM2. Next, what I would call a truly bionic leg is being tested and this thing looks good! Curiosity find H2O!!! But no luck on methane. Comet Ison is generating a great deal of interest.
Finally part 3 of Dave by Dean Gills.
Thats about it. Enjoy!
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I lead off this week’s episode, episode 367, by doing a short memorial for Heinrich Rohrer Father of the Scanning Tunneling Microscope.
I follow this with a new episode of in Plain Sight episode 20 from Jason Kahn. This week our detective Jack Garrett falls a bit further down the rabbit hole and finds information can come from the most unlikely of sources.
In science…I start with Earth Sky talking about the possibility of intelligent life in the Milky-Way and how we are looking for it.
Next I read the high lights of Kallamis’ weekly run-down which goes from honoring Sally Ride to food replicators…
Oh and I finally have time for some Star Trek Trivia!
Fredrick Doyle also died recently. Doyle was instrumental in developing some of the most sophisticated optics and camera systems for the Apollo era moon missions as well as work for the CIA.
I review the animated feature: Rise of the Guardians
Finally I play chapter five of Fritz Leiber’s No Great Magic
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Colin P. Davies
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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Another hour that just flies by.
I play the conclusion of David Scholes Trath: The Final intervention, just to make sure that I get in them in this week.
Next from the blog and Kallimus: Trouble with the ISS coolant again, Ray Harryhousen has passed away at 92, Neil DeGrasse- Tyson has a web site that promotes his radio program Startalk and YouTube videos, there is a link on the wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com BMU blog. A company has developed a bulletin board that sends two messages, one to adults and one to children in a call to help reduce child abuse. Check out the blog for more information.
Earth Sky articles are next, the Milky-way, asteroids, temporary moons and Earth’s shadow are on tap.
I review the live action version of Death Note.
And finally, chapter 3 of No Great Magic by Fritz Leiber a novelette from the sixties.
That is it! I hop you enjoy this week’s offering of Beam Me Up.
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This week I start off with a new track from John Anealio called Zombinista which has a decidedly 50s or 60s zombie flick.
Next I read Kallamis’ weekly run down of weekly happenings.
First it’s Curiosity’s return to operation. Next it is alien planets tidally locked planets orbiting red dwarf stars. In Sci-fi news the st-tng’s bridge is being rebuilt. TMNT are NOT aliens it would seem! Fantastic Four reboot may be problematic?
I do a follow up on space trash. This week we learn that the Fermi space telescope was almost destroyed by space junk!
David Scholes sends in a new story in the Trathh arc. “Trathh: The Final confrontations” Due to the run time, I was only able to play the first part.
In Earth_Sky news, Cassini has returned some exciting news on Titan. Jovian Trojan asteroids are in the news this week and maybe the discovery of the worlds oldest Dinosaur records.
IBM researchers have created a film that sets the records for the smallest stop motion film.
I review the anime movie Redline which is an over the top racing movie.
Hey, have you heard about Google’s Glass? The head mounted computer that Google has great hopes for.
NASA has extended their contract with Russian space services for a mind numbing…weeeeeeeeell it is half of what a stealth bomber cost…so maybe not numbing, it is just money that could have served a better purpose….like doing it ourselves..hummm?
And finally – in our flash from the past – chapter 2 of Fritz Leibers No Great Magic!
And that folks is the podcast. Yes, I know it is a bit longer than the radio program, but I wanted to add in several features, that I didn’t have time for on the radio.
Enjoy, and thanks for listening.
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