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Beam Me Up # 330 In Plain Sight #12 – Kahn + The Dive #3 – McKeown

Sep
09

Jason Kahn

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week on Episode 330 of Beam Me Up I start by wondering  if 3d printing may be a bit of blue sky reasoning. Being  able to custom make parts has the potential to be quite  liberating but if we look back to a story I read in ’07  from Cory Doctorow that was a chilling look into the future
of 3d printers.

 

Next we return to New Eden for the first story of the  afternoon, episode 12 of Jason Kahn’s In Plain Sight.
Telepathic cop Jack Garrett continues to discover very  bizzare details of a macabre murder.

 

Hey I start a new section in Star Trek trivia, no more  numbers…lots more fun!

 

Next from the Beam Me Up blog:

How about a review?! Yeah? Predators? Oh come on!!! Look  it really wasn’t all that bad! Check out my review!

 

Xnewsman sends in a funny video copilation of Spock saying   his favorite word! Why isn’t this just as iconic as Bones’ I’m a Doctor, Not a ….dammit! Prepair yourself for one of the most bizzare Terry Crews’ video to date. You simply
HAVE to check this interactive video out! And after that  breakdown, I play a couple of excellent articles from Earth  Sky. The short film Reboot by Andrew McMurry made for  Little Rock 2012 48-Hour Film Project. It is a fine made
little short that really should be seen to apriciate.
Finally the show this week closes with part 3 of Ed  McKeown’s The dive.

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Beam Me Up @ 329 The Dive p2 – Ed McKeown + Addiction – Natalie J.E. Potts

Sep
01

Edward McKeown`

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 329 of Beam Me Up is chocker block full this week!
First off is an interesting song I found while looking for background music. From Fit and the Coniptions is Sweet Sister Starlight. Not really science fiction themed, but strand and undearving. And can we go a week without any star trek trivia! I end the star date questions with the final two this week. On to other Star Trek questions next week!

The first story this week is a piece of flash from Antipodean called Addiction from Natalie Potts. Demonstrating that addiction can take many many forms. Next from the Beam Me Up blog I review the anime series Sounds of the Sky. A short 12 part series that has the potential to grab you and hang on. Next up is three articles from earth / sky that run the gaumet of interesting features. For some interesting Curiosity news, a youTube enthuiast took the 4fps landing film and converted it to an astounding 25fps and the effect is amazing! Next it’s news concerning Juno and Dawn spacecraftwho have made different burns to help them complete their missions. There are several other less than Earth shattering but fun stuff worth checking out.

Finally I play part two this week of Ed McKeown’s The Dive and things are getting weirder!

That’s it in this week’s episode. Check it out, I would hazzard a guess that you find it entertaining!

 

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Beam Me Up #328 Dive pt1 – Ed McKeown + All That Touches Air con – An Owomoyela

Aug
25

Ed McKeown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week on episode 328 of Beam Me Up I start with the new remix of John Anealio’s George RR Martin is not your bitch in his new electronic remix.

The first story this week is part four and conclusion of All That Touches Air by An Owomoyela. Ron Huber continues his great read of this exciting story.

I do a quick review of Armored from Baen Books edited by John Joseph Adams. This book contains over 20 stories that explore all the variation an armored suit can take in different environments and worlds. If you like this type of fiction you will not be disapointed by this collection!

Next on the list is Star Trek Trivia where I answer last week’s questions and pose new ones!

I follow this up with a couple of really good Earth Sky articles.

During earth_sky listener Barry called to tell me that he had just heard that Neal Armstrong had just passed due to complications from his heart surgery earlier this month. Needless to say, the tone of the program changed a bit.

I take a trip over to the blog to cover some of the other stories that have peaked interest. One is a facinating article of observation of a pair of super massive black holes from the Chandra X-ray telescope! That and more!

For the last story, I will be featuring Edward McKeown in September. To get the ball rolling I play part one of The Dive which has an excellent narrator who does a fantastic job. I can almost bet you will enjoy this 7 part effort!

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Beam Me Up # 320 Sholes + Mckeown

Jun
30

David Scholes

 

 

Another week done and it is time for BMU with episode 320. Wow be glad you didn’t try to listen live if you were close enough to the station….Bad weather was popping up all over the place! With it were the incessant weather alerts. So I ran out of time and my last story had alars in it. So if you downloaded the new episode 320, it is clean.

So I start with the conclusion to Ed McKeown’s There Was A Wild Colonial Boy. Nice finish up for this story this week. The closing story is The Intervention by David Sholes. Two aliens look for the last soldier of an ancient war, what they find is way more than they bargained for.

I review the Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds, for only the second Shippuden movie I think it came out well.

Shace Junk is going to a growing problem for future generations, but the Naval Research Lab may have a safe cure…..Tungsten dust!

Plus I once again run Star Trek Trivia!

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Beam Me Up # 315 CEO – Edward McKeown + Clockwork ep. 6 – Erin Bassett

May
26

Ed McKeown

 

 

 

 

Quick episode this week…everything moves fast. I start with a new feature I am trying out, each week I will ask a couple of Star Trek trivia questions. This week I answer last week’s question and start the ball rolling once more. You don’t have to DO anything, But if you want to write your answers to me at the Beam Me Up mail box address is beammeuppodcast@gmail.com

Up Next is our first story of the afternoon Clockwork episode #6 by Erin Bassett and things are getting IN TER RESTING!

From the first story, I got to an article on Earth-Sky speculating that there is such a thing as environmental evolution? And From the Beam Me Up blog:

Space X’s Dragon docks with the ISS, researchers have succeeded in taking skin cells and transforming them into beating heart tissue, I list a short list of the 2011 Nebula Awards winners and A nineteen year old college student has invented a way to take advantage of the Casimir-polder force!

Finally I play CEO a story of self discovery in the oddest of places by Ed McKeown.

enjoy

Paul

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Beam Me Up # 311 New York Minute – McKeown + Reality TV – Dunham

Apr
29
   

Fox Dunham

 

 

 

Beam Me Up 311 and again it felt like I was all over the place, but in spite of myself, I managed to get a reasonably good show together.

I open the program with a great piece of music. followed by Fox Dunham’s Reality TV a biting satire on entertainment mediums and asks the question, what would it be like if All the World were a stage an all humanity just actors on that stage.

Before I play our final story, I took a trip over to the Beam Me Up Blog. First off, Discovery’s last flight over Washington was such a melancholy event, that I had to speak on it. Then, believe it or not, a middle school teacher of 14 year olds in South Carolina was placed on administrative leave for reading excerpts of Ender’s Game! Andrew Ryan, A researcher at Arizona State University, may have proved that valleys were formed by by lava not water….On February 23, 1987 in the Large Magellanic Cloud a star exploded with enough energy to be seen all the way across the universe. Along with NASA’s Hubble, the ESA photographed recently by the European Space Agency’s Faint Object Camera.

I close this week’s program with A New York Minuted by Edward McKeown. This strange piece of fiction in truth well couched fantasy. The premise is a tall tale told in a pub in down town New York about the strange court held in Central Park. Ron Huber reads this fast paced tale and I know you will love the read.

That’s about it for show 311, I think you will be well entertained.

 

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Beam Me Up #306 Final Test con – Ed McKeown + New SOS Music

Mar
24

Edward McKeown

 

 

Today in episode 306 of Beam Me Up – one can count on a boat load of entertainment. Yes a boatload!

Dan made the suggestion that Space Truckin from Deep Purple would make an excellent show opener which I agreed to!

Jeremy stops by to talk about the Disney movie, John Carter of Mars. I wish I could have spent more time on the review, but today was really loaded up.

After our review, I head over to the Beam Me Up blog at www.wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com.
For this week’s news. Scientists and researchers at the Virginia Tech, the University of Texas and other schools are working together to develop the robotic jellyfish that runs on sea water to move its artificial muscles. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has returned some great photos of its first stop off at the asteroid Vesta. While at the NASA website I took a look at how Messenger is doing at Mercury. On March 17, 2012, MESSENGER successfully wrapped up a year-long campaign to perform the first complete reconnaissance of the geochemistry, geophysics, geologic history, atmosphere, magnetosphere, and plasma environment of the solar system’s innermost planet. NASA is considering the ISS as a platform for a mock Mars mission, based somewhat on the results of the Russian land based experiment a few years ago. One of the main research points would be the effects of microgravity on the astronauts over an extended period of time. I play The audio from the 14th Symphony of Science video.
“The World of the Dinosaurs” is a musical celebration dinosaurs, their habits, extinction, and our methods of learning about them. Featuring Alice Roberts, Bill Nye, Nigel Marvin, Dallas Campbell and more. Easily worth the price of admission for sure!

This week’s story is part 2 and the conclusion to Ed McKeown’s Final Test which was excellently read by our most talented reader Ron Huber. This week the high school students come toe to toe with a most fearsome alien in a truly desperate effort to keep Earth from becoming a food source for alien carnivores.

That and more. I am all cued up and ready to go!

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Beam Me Up #305 Final Exam pt1 by Ed McKeown + 1 Law conclusion – Keith Latch

Mar
17

Ed McKeown

 

 

Ok, today’s show is a clear example of what happens when Paul lets things get away from him! Yep, I had said that I would run Final Exam starting earlier in March. For some reason I confused that with Keith Latch’s “One Law”. What does that mean to you? Other than you get almost 45 minutes of story time this week!

To get the toes tappin I play a live cut of Mr. Spaceman by the Byrds.

In the first story, part one of “Final Exam” by Ed McKeown. A YA short story that really will appeal to all ages. In Final Exam, the fate of mankind may really have fallen to a group of intrepid high school students. All they needed to do was pass…..the test….The Final Exam.

I close episode 305 with the conclusion to Keith Latch’s “1 Law” We have learned so far that there is only one true law – You will NOT edit time. There isn’t any defense and punishment is swift and final. Part two put our enforcer Carson in one of his strangest jobs yet. One where the very mission itself may end his existence!

Between the stories I review the movie “In Time”, where the “currency of the realm” is time itself. Is the movie worth the “Time” it takes to watch it? Listen and find out….

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