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Beam Me Up # 362 The Hunted by Robert Lee Frazier

Apr
21
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This week on Beam Me Up episode 362

Kallamus joins us once again for his entry in the blog for his weekly round up.

I review the anime dvd series Gantz. This 12 dvd set may not be for everyone but if you like large servings of slash and smash……

I found a small article that deals with a large subject Book Banning. In this case it is the top 10 banned and challenged SF book! I may have run on a bit here……

It seems everyone is excited about the possibilities of if not life at the very least all the needed parameters needed to support life on the newly discovered Kepler 62e and 62f are Earth like rocky worlds that contain liquid water possibly on their surface….. Very exciting indeed!

A dig in china has yielded some very exciting embryonic dinosaur fossils that may radically change our understanding of many of the up to now animals of little know about their early stages.

The story this week is “The Hunted” by Robert Lee Frazier concerning a bounty hunter and his “prey” who develop a most unusual relationship.

And that is it for this week. Enjoy

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Beam Me Up # 352 In Plain Sight #1 – Kahn + Colonial Scout pt1 – Turnbull

Feb
10
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Episode 352 for February 9th 2013.

This week, everything ran a bit late, I will or course blame it on the weather.

This week’s stories are part one of Doug Turnbull’s Colonial Scout and I start with episode 17 of Jason Kahn’s Dark InSpectre series, In Plain Sight. Our favorite physic detective continues to investigate gruesome murders in some of New Eden’s most dangerous places. Where people and specters can be witness and victim alike!

I didn’t get a chance to do articles from the Earth Sky web site so this week I make up with some of the best news in science for the week.

Then it is over to the BMU blog at wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com.

First off the blog is a review of the motion comic which is a low rez low frame rate animation type. The comic in question though is The Astonishing X-Men Unstoppable which pits the x-men against beings from Breakworld bent on destroying Earth. These started out as comic book arcs written by Josh Wedon. Who, when it came time to port the comic to dvd, was joined by illustrator John Cassaday. I break down what was interesting to me and what was good about the format.

We have heard of Jumping the Shark, but have you heard of a Bogosity Generator? Coined by author Rudy Rucker’s site, what is a bogosity generator and why is it used so heavily in science fiction or fantasy?

On the very near event horizon for tech is a very interesting “film” speaker. Quite literally a speaker that is little more than a thin film of plastic type gel that can be rolled, folded, all but spindled and mutilated and still make wonderfully high fidelity music and sound.

I say my final goodbyes to the wonderfully warped show Fringe.

Even though the government has given up on the idea, supporters of building the SW Death Star will not be deterred. They are going to ask for donations through kickstarter! To the tune of 21 million and that for plans only no real building….that will take MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCH more.

I start the ball rolling on tech myths. A few that make you just say…huh? But yeah…the things people believe to be true.

The closing story is part one of Doug Turnbull’s Colonial Scout which deals with a fairly normal slice of life but the twist is that it’s a Boy Scout over night and the environment is Mars. The thing to remember though that what gives the average scout here on Earth, a scrape or bruise would be life threatening on Mars….

That’s the week! Enjoy!

 

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Beam Me Up #350 Epilog – Wornen + In Plain Sight #16 – Kahn

Jan
27
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Our first offering this week on BMU I play The robot is broken by Calieb Onion which turns our to be a melancholy piece. Next I start doing Star Trek Trivia and travel straight into Jason Kahn’s moody Physic detective yarn on New Eaden call In Plain sight, this week episode 16.

Next Earth Sky, this week I have about about 5 articles from Mars moons to spider brains.

The Movie Looper is the next movie I review.

did you hear the one about Schrodinger and Heisenberg, its funny …trust me!

Sometime I do things not thinking ahead. I found a film that was produced by folks absolutely sure the moon landing had been faked! We all had great fun tearing into this gem.

Oh did you hear about the original Batmobile, driven by that iconic and campy 1960s Batman – sold at auction? You won’t believe how much!

Since the live show was pretty mangled over the past few weeks.  I decided to end with a brand new story by a brand new author!  This weeks last story is Epilog by Julie Wornan. Julie and her particularly unique form of fiction are amazing and entertaining.

I came out of the story with a few minutes, so I returned to the blog with an article that I guess had been making the rounds on various websites. It seems that a British daily reported that a Harvard professor was looking for a woman to host a cloned Neanderthal!

And Deep Space Industries is convinced that they have what it takes to mine the asteroids for precious minerals for a variety of projects. I give you the run down and some links of interest!

Finally  Kallamis put together a file of insults that all of us that watched the 60s Lost in Space remember Dr. Smith who was forever zinging the robot with the most outragious insults. It all but made the show! I said that listeners owe it to themselves to head over to the blog, if for nothing else than this!

And that covers my hour! Enjoy.

 

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Beam Me Up #348 Healthy Eating – K.S.Dearsley

Jan
12

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This week on episode 348 of Beam Me Up: after an opening track I review Dark Knight Rises.

 

After the review, I read read the 2012 Darwin award nominations. If you are not familiar with the award, these are given to people who voluntarily remove themselves from the gene pool and do so in a particularly stupid fashion.
I find an article suggesting that there are many sol class stars and a great majority contain Earth class planets.
From there I get in a few Earth Sky articles. This week there is some really great articles on comets!
One of the very first extra-solar planets that was ever photographed has been confirm! It has again been photographed in the sun’s huge debris ring.
Information on the new “pelican” LTA vehicle that look very much like a ufo and the Pentagon says that it well could be an “intelligence” platform…hummm
I close this week’s program with as story by K.S. Dearsley

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Beam Me Up #347 David Scholes – Equalization

Jan
06
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In the first episode in 2013 – 347 – I open with the theme
music from the award winning anime feature film “The Girl Who
Lept Through Time” After which I review the film.

From there I have several peices from Earth Sky which are
facinating from asteroid impacts to Milky Way as a barred
galaxy!

Next it is two new questions in the Star Trek Trivia segment.
This week I again test your knowledge of Captain Kirk.

From there I head over to be Beam Me Up Blog

Nasa is thinking of giving the moon its’ own moon for
astronauts a place to work and practice on. Hey, how do you
know the Earth is Round huh? Check out this explaination of a
few ideas. Astronomers have found a “baby” planet. Russia is
still working on a Moon capable craft. The ISS is getting LEDs
not just for power saving but for crew health!

Then it is time for David Scholes’ story Equalization.

Enjoy!

 

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Beam Me Up #345 Land of Fire & Ashes con – Colin P. Davies

Dec
23
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Seasons greetings one and all. Plenty of fun stuff this weekend. Didn’t get all done that I wanted, but I think it was a fun episode.

First I start with a fine piece of music that is the closing music for the anime series called Btoom! which I review later in the program.

The song is Aozora and is performed by May’n.

After the music I do indeed explore and review the 12 episode anime series called Btoom!

The story of the day is the conclusion to Colin P. Davies Land of Fire & Ashes. A thoroughly entertaining and exciting tale.

Next are a few articles from Earth Sky, this week, spider webs, giant bugs and the Milky-way is  truly  HUGE!

Then some Trek Trivia with questions about James T. Kirk. Much better!

From the blog The Grail Sats crashed, but not before they did excellent science.

Kall, describes his plans for world domination after the apocalypse  Then I take a moment to pass on some observations about copyrights.

Another review takes the form of the abysmal “Class of 1999” It shows that some good actors can not save a steamer….nope….

Oh you know the song Gundam Style…well I play the music here for a parody called NASA Huston Style, but you have to see the compete video for comic effect!

Brighton may want to check out their lights…someone was a bit upset. Check out the vid on the beam me up blog.

Will we ever return to the moon. Well if we plan on going to the moon or the asteroids, the moon is close and copies many of the features of where we plan to go.

That’s this week’s program.  Hope you enjoy it!

 

 

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Beam Me Up podcast #344 pt1 Land of Fire and Ashes – Colin P. Davies

Dec
16

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Sorry I am behind here, but yesterday was just a day that once I did the radio program, all I wanted to do was crash.

But the editing is done, so lets see what this week has in store!

I open with Fit and the Consumption’s “Sweet Sister Starlight”  Love this song!

From there, I do a couple of Star Trek trivia questions.

Then I review Abe Lincoln – Vampire Killer!  Maybe not as bad as you thought or worse!

 

From the Blog, news from David Scholes,  John Anealio has a free EP for listeners, have scientists uncovered the oldest dino to date!?   3D printers….and AR firearms…can they be controlled, and if so how?   Zombies Among Us!!!!  and is there POOP on the moon!

Finally Part one of Colin P. Davies excellent short story “Land of Fire & Ashes”  It is so good to see Colin back on the program.   If you are not familiar with his work or possibly forgotten, you are in for a treat of  excellent story telling from one of the best!

 

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This week was a slight strange happening if ever I had one.  It is slightly short because I took out all the junk sections which ran

 

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Beam Me Up #343 Call Me Joe pt5 – Poul Anderson + In Plain Sight pt15 – Jason Kahn

Dec
08

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Wow, what a confusing day at the podcast.  This will give you a hint…I had to totally remix i twice when I got to my own home recorder.  But anyway – I open with some Christmas music.  I play “I want the Mellium Falcon for Christmas by John Anealio of Scifisongs.blogspot.com.
My first article asks what laws of robotics should robots use.  I use a slightly offbeat answer buy asking what laws?!
Next is the first story of the afternoon.  Poul Anderson’s “Call Me Joe” pt5.

Earth Sky had some really good articles this week, from giant stars to galactic collisions.

Followed by Star Trek Trivia

I start the blog with my review of The Amazing Spider Man and my review is a bit less than stellar.  From there there are articles about what NASA has in store after the Curosity rover,   I think all were a bit disapointed with the release of Curosity’s SAM lab data, which is certainly not for the history books.  Wanna go to the moon?  well if you have a spare 1.5 billion you can according to start up Golden Spike.  and a Darwin should have been.

Finally In Plain Sight ep16 by Jason Kahn is our closing story of the afternoon!

Enjoy episode 343 of Beam Me Up

 

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Beam Me Up 341 Call Me Joe p3 – Anderson – Bedtime Story – Pickett

Nov
24

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This week just flat out blisters through the hour. I open with Thomas Dolby’s “She Blinded me with Science” which seems to always fit with the program. Which I follow up with Kevin Pickett’s “Bedtime Story” which ask, what do you think would be society’s reaction to a robot that become sentient?

Everyone is speculating and so are we in this week blog, we are asking the question…what has Curiosity discovered?

From Curiosity it’s two more new questions from our Star Trek trivia collection!

The Earth Sky website has an article that talks about giant stars, upwards of 300 times the size of our own star!
I review the “newest” of the Planet of the Apes, which is really a break from all the other movies in the “Apes”
And finally it is part 3 of Poul Anderson’s “Call me Joe”
That really is a full hour, it just goes fast. Enjoy!

 

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Beam Me Up #340 Call Me Joe p2 – Anderson + In Plain Sight #14 – Kahn

Nov
17

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And hello gentle beings! Welcome to episode 340 of Beam Me Up!

Boy, the hour goes by quick today! After the opening monologue I start with the first story of the show.

This week is part 2 of Poul Anderson’ s “Call Me Joe”. This is proving to be one of the more excellent multi-part stories. Anderson’s story holds up REAL well, because he downplays the tech end of the tale forcing your imagination to depend on the characters for support.

Next I travel to the Star Trek universe for Star Trek Trivia. This week I begin to do questions from the animated Star Trek!

This week I review The Hunger Game and Prometheus movies, that’s right! Two movies!

People often take science in the movies as fact but in truth, most are just so much fluff. I challenge listeners to come up with some that we may have missed. I mention a few as do some readers and the IO9 article mentions a couple….If you have a favorite, write in the blog’s comment section with additional material. Some of these are so bizarre!

And I end with episode 14 of the Dark Inspectre series In Plain Sight.

 

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