Is brainwashing torture? Well it certainly seems that way in Himanshu Goel’s futuristic tale Brainwashing 101
I revisit Bad Dreams again with a lot of local listeners missing the first broadcast, no loss, stories by Dave Scholes are like fine wine “even better with age”
From the blog: a couple of great video sound tracks, really strange Mars picks, Planes that boggle the imagination and conversation points from yours truly.
news from Ed McKeown, a new book “My Outcast State” Now on Amazon.com
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This week I do a live gig! Mainly for the extra time to get the story “A Matter of Character” by Ed McKeown, ready. It still had glitches, but not so bad.
Next, from the blog Kallimus says goodby for now.
David Scholes tells us that his newest book is on Amazon.
NASA is showing great interest in Shackleton’s crater.
The Star Trek merch store has a new item that I am sure all Trekies would love to add to their collections.
I review Jupiter acceding.
Lastly: I found an article that speculated on China’s capabilities of landing a man on the moon.
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Welcome to episode 374 of Beam Me Up for show date 7/13/13.
After my usual show intro I open the program with one of my favorite tunes, Thomas Dolby’s She Blinded Me With Science. Yep this crazy tune encapsulates this program.
In news, Nasa’s Jason-1 was decomissioned this week after more than 11 years. Not bad for something that was on supposed to last 3 years or so. I say that’s a good return on their investment!
Instead of a regular weekly rundow, he does a review of The Tale Synphonia game / anime.
Next I read some trivia from the Dagger of the Mind.
From the blog, I review the Disney movie Oz: The Great and Powerful. Japan is still gaga over power exoskeleton and NASA is giving composite materials.
And Finally I play the last of Ed McKeown’s story, In the Mourning.
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Welcome all to episode 373 of Beam Me Up. I hope you find it to your liking!
I start off this week with a ‘discussion’ of one of the most egregious decimation of antiquities that I have come across in some time and that is saying something….
Following a musical interlude (The Big Bang by the Barenaked ladies) I get out the Star Trek Trivia book for a little bit of hey did you remember this?
Then it’s off to the BMU blog for Kallamis’ Week In Review. This week Kallamis talks about an asteroid hunting telescope Sentinel auction, An astronauts guide to life on Earth by Chris Hatfield, a spinoff of Once Upon a Time?, More about the TMNT – Kallimis is on another rant….
A mystery signal from deep space, NASA’s revolutionary 7kw ion engine finally is being shut down after five years of continuous operation, you will not believe how many life supporting planets might exists in the Milky Way.
The first story of the afternoon is Wes Parish’s To Bere Arms.
And finally part 3 of Edward McKeown’s In the Mourning.
That’s it! Hope you enjoy it.
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I open the program this week with a short tribute to one of the masters of science fiction / horror Richard Matheson who pass away recently. Some of my earliest memories in the field were Matheson creations.
After an anime musical interlude and news on the Supreme Court ruling on patenting genes.
The first story of the afternoon is part two of In The Mourning pt2 by Edward McKeown.
From the BMU blog:
Data from Voyager 1 is posed to truely enter interstellar space.
Researchers question NASA’s spacecraft steralization proceedures.
Researchers may have found a way to make a working deflector shield. And inventors have developed a flying bike…Really!
The closing story David Scholes’ story Trath: Return of the Quellers.
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Beam Me Up episode 371 humps along fairly well, so I guess there is some entertainment value!
After a quick musical interlude, it is time for episode 21 of Jason Kahn’s Dark InSpectre series. Inspector Jack continues to track an extremely dangerous killer.
I move on to Star Trek Triva. I have a few of Mudd’s Women questions left so those and a few others make up this portion.
From the BMU blog Kallamis again comes through with his weekend review. Covered are the newest crop of astronaut trainees, mold on the ISS? Mars had an oxygen rich armosphere? Looking ahead to the newest Riddic movie and reviewers are going hard on the new Man of Steel movie, Logan’s Run movie still seems to be in limbo, Is China hiding the proof that aliens are real?!!!
And I end with the first part of Edward McKeown’s story In the Mourning.
Thanks for listening….
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Episode 334 of Beam Me Up is at hand! This week, I tie up one story arc, start another small one and an anime fan joins me to talk about a movie we just watched.
First I open with the Bare-naked Ladies doing their theme song for the television show Big Bang Theory.
The first story of the afternoon is Mark Webb’s In the Service of the Public. This story an Earth diplomat in service to an inter-galactic government. Webb has managed to make the subject entertaining and even develop a small story arc. As odd a subject this would seem, from what I have read so far that no matter how things change and evolve there is always a functionary some where keeping the “machinery” rolling. Webb seems to have captured the essence of the true architects of empire. We will see as the Interstellar Coalition Public Service and the Aazork public service evolves. My reading is a little rough however. It was a last minute addition to this week’s line up.
Next is a couple of really excellent science article from Earth Sky dealing with the Van Allen radiation belts and the Tunguska event.
Then it is time once again for Star Trek Trivia. Two new questions this week.
If you are an anime fan and have seen the Tri Gun series or even if you haven’t, you are going to want to take a listen to our review of the Tri gun movie Badlands Rumble which is an excellent to the TriGun universe or an excellent return to the Vash the Stampede universe. Anime fan and listener to the program Jeremey joins me to talk about the movie and the TriGun series in general. I know I had a great time, and I hope you have just as much entertainment!
David Sholes has a new collection of short stories called Speculative Fiction: The Ultimate Collection. Dave sent over a copy of the collection for me to take a look at. Since it was a nice mix of stories we have seen on BMU and new I thought a review was in order.
Ron posts an article about the Curiosity rover and many other of our equipment still out there doing science. As new and as cutting edge they are, the probes and rovers are held together by tech, thousands of years old!
Finally I play the conclusion of Edward McKeown’s excellent story “The Dive”. Everything moves ultra fast in this week’s final. I think you will agree that this has been one of the better written and narrated series the show is running.
That and some other foolishness this week on episode 334 of Beam Me Up!
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Another Week, and another episode of Beam Me Up. This week is episode 333! Plenty of stuff to get you thinking this week.
I open with Symphony of Science’s newest track. A very well done track called “We Can Change the World – Our Biggest Challenge” which deals with global warming.
As a tie-in to this song I read editor Kallamis’ rant on the lack of general understanding of even the most basic of scientific phenomena, in this case, the phases of the moon and the “new” moon in particular. It would be funny, if it weren’t so sad.
First break of the afternoon is a new episode of our telepathic detective of New Eden, Jack Garrett in episode twelve “The Fearful Dead” by Jason Kahn. Garrett’s world continues to get more complicated and even stranger and dangerous often at the same time. People are dying and something is feeding, but what….
And of course, what would a week be like without a visit to the Star Trek universe and two new questions this week.
Next from the folks over at the Earth Sky website report that scientists are rethinking the “goldilocks” zone where life might exist with liquid water.
Curiosity has uncovered evidence of liquid running water at some point in Martian history in the form of an ancient stream bed. This is great news for the proponents of Mars being a wet world at some point in its’ history.
This week’s review is a dvd of the move “Priest” which tries to be a lot of things to a lot of people. Motorcycles, stream trains, steam punk, big guns, vampires and much more. Is it as bad as it sounds? Well, catch my review…
For the final act of the afternoon…..part six of Ed McKeown’s ever so excellent novelette “The Dive” This week, plans are formed and set into action to hopefully stop the invasion of the horrific beings from the underworld.
That about winds it up! I think you will agree that this week is an excellent episode.
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Here is episode 332 of Beam Me Up, for your enjoyment!
yaaaeeeeee are we excited yet? Wow, tough crowd….
Well, anyway, I warm up with an oldie, Thomas Dolby’s She blinded me with science.
Next is the first story of the afternoon, Mark Webb’s The Gloriously Cunning plan which demonstrates that even the best laid plans can often be unraveled when one does not take in crucial facts.
Up next is Star Trek Trivia with two new trivia questions!
Ok, now on to the BMU blog!
Have you heard about planet Nibiru? If no, then listen to the Earth Sky article I found!
I rented both of the animated Ultimate Avengers animated straight to disk movies. The first movie in particular
really followed the Marvel Avenger history line. Check out my reviews of both movies on disk. And on the ISS, NASA, with shades of Apollo 13, two EVA astronauts assure the continuation of some of the crittical systems with some unusual parts!
Is FTL possible? NASA steps back and rethinks it’s position as some high level mathamatics which, on paper,
seem to show that it might just be possible with far lower energy requirements than was previously calculated!
And finally, part 5 of Edward McKeown’s The Dive. Enjoy!
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Episode 331 of Beam Me Up, for all intents, put itself together this week. I was sure that there was not enough
material to take us past 40 minutes. Ha! Well it manages to make it to the top of the hour no problem.
First off is a kickin piece of music, Science Fiction & Familen by Nephew, which sets the spirit of this week’s
program, which never seems to slow back down.
Next is the first story offering of the afternoon. David Scholes sends in a story in his Multiverse / Asgard universe, called ODENFORCE which deals with a very special history class at the beginning or maybe the end of time.
Of Odin and Thor a search through the ages. Music from Kevin Macleod
I go next to Star Trek Trivia with the answers to last week’s trivia questions and two new questions for this week.
I tap Earth Sky once again for a couple of very interesting science. First, What exactly IS Earth glow and the second article, evidence of a star consuming its’ planets has been observed.
From the Sept.17th 2012 issue of NewsWeek I find an article that deals with a cell’s “junk” DNA which now has been proved to be far more inportant to how a cell runs than was ever suspected before which may lead to a whole new class of medical treatment!
A couple of close encounters with a pair of Earth crossing asteroids that had JUST been discovered.
finally from the blog, I just had enough time to mention my review of Marvel’s Ultimate Avengers one and two direct to DVD movies.
The final story of the afternoon is part four of Edward McKeown’s “the Dive”. We now have an idea of what is coming as the enemy is met deep in the tunnel network, and what is coming is possibly the end of humanity itself.
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