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Beam Me Up #409 – The Little Thief – Temple

Jun
09

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For an opening to this week’s program I start with Mushi – shi opening song “The Sore Feet Song” by Ally Kerr.  For fans, there is a follow on season now available.

This week from the blog, the canceled boost glide tech used in the Boing X20 Dyna Soar that originated in the 50s and canceled by the end of the decade.  The weird thing? Maybe  it wasn’t all that canceled?

Next I review the movie “On The Beach” based on the Nevil Shute novel of the same name.

There may be more proof that the Moon WAS created by a giant impactor.

Again the Hubble Space Telescope has taken ground breaking deep field photos that will change a lot of what we know about the formation of the early universe.

Finally Phil Temple sends in “The Little Thief” by Phil Temple

 

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Beam Me Up # 407 Soldier of the Rorne – Schole + Life in Space – Anderson

May
25
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Welcome to episode 407 of Beam Me Up.  This week I hit the “road” running.  After my initial opening comments I play a story from a new author Leslie Anderson.  Her story Life in Space highlights some conflicts in space from an unique viewpoint.

Then I wander over to the BMU blog to read a review and a full out rant by our #1 commenter Kallimus. Believe me, he is in good form this week!

Next I review a really good anime feature Summer Wars.

NASA has put three Moon lander concepts up for consideration for a lander that can do scientific work on the Moon in the near future.

I have some shot video of Space X doing a water landing after visiting the ISS.

I was shocked to find out how fast Jupiter’s Red Spot is shrinking.  Don’t panic, it won’t disapear anytime soon, but there will be a time soon it seems when there isn’t a huge red storm on the face of Jupiter!

And a team of scientists has created a working tractor beam buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut……

The final story of the afternoon is Soldier of the Rorne by David Scholes.

That’s the program for this week.  Hope you enjoy it.

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Beam Me Up # 405 – Mad World con – Dean Giles

May
06
Dean Giles

Dean Giles

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Welcome to Beam Me Up episode 405.  This week is also a bit off the beaten track.

After my opening comments I play the closing music to “Ground Control to phyco-electric Girl”  and it is probably one of the most charming pieces for closing an anime episode that I heard in a long time.

Then from the Blog at wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com – ISS used for comercial concerns…. A short film that demonstrates how gravity works, what I like about this short is the demonstrator is not only enthusiastic about the subject matter but is also clearly an expert.

From there I talk with Justin, my anime guy, as we go over some of the recent titles as well as favorites and some classics.

And finally the conclusion to Dean Giles’ Mad World.

Thanks for listening.

Paul

 

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Beam Me Up #404 Mad World – pt2 – Dean Geils

Apr
27
Dean Giles

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Hi and welcome to Beam Me Up.  This is number 404 and this week Steve Tuttle joins me once again to talk about what is new in the world of comics

But first I pay a bit of homage to Anime with the opening tune to Naruto: Shipuden

from the Beam Me Up Blog

Robonaut got legs….  So whats the chances of getting hit by a meteorite while skydiving?  Signals from Dark Matter? What’s up with Archie, or
comics in general?

 

Steve Tuttle joins us this week  for an update in the comic universe.

And I close the evening with part two of Dean Geils’ Mad World.

And that wraps up another weekend. Hope you enjoy this week’s offering!

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Beam Me Up #401 James Blish’s One Shot

Mar
10
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Beam Me Up episode 401!  First off, I should apologize.  There is a bit of static at the beginning as I recorded this episode off air….

So…after my opening remarks and a short musical interlude, I head over to the Beam Me Up blog for a few articles about a new British SF due out soon, called the Machine.  Fossils of possibly the largest
land going carnivore. NASA has plans for a future visit to Jupiter’s moon Europa.  I talk about a short that I have on the blog of some of the behind the scenes on the set of the award winning “Gravity”.

Finally a flash from the past with a librivox reading of James Blish’s short story “One Shot”

It’s a quick hour, thanks for listening.

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Beam Me Up # 400 Jason Kahn – In Plain Sight + By His Thing..pt2 – Cory Docorow

Mar
05
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Jason Kahn

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Beam Me Up 399 Cory Doctorow’s By His Things…pt1

Feb
25
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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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Beam Me Up # 398 Trathh: Return to Empire

Feb
10
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BMU 398 is here!  So  lets get started

My first offering is an unusual peice of anime music.  From all things a series that I have avoided for years.  I was looking for some cutsie anime music so I watched this episode and was floored on the ending song.  It’s great!  So is the series surprisingly enough covers so many different aspects of life and it is not kiddy anime…weird

I have been reading on the James Webb and I start the science continue on the Webb space telescope.

Next is my review of Elyisium  With Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.  Next, NASA wants the ISS to get cold. Plus have you seen the new trailer for the next Captain America wow.

Oh and you can now see Felix’s jump from near space.  All the camera footage has been released.

And Tratth: Return to Empire  By David Scholes

That’s it in a nut shell!  Enjoy

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Beam Me Up #397 K.S. Dearsley’s “The Pitch”

Feb
02
KS Dearsley

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Here we are for another week of Beam Me Up.  This Week episode 397.  After my

opening comments I play another track from John Anelio’s Walk the Fire album.

This Week’s cut, “Stuck at the Bottom of the Mine”.

I have been doing Star Trek trivia for some time, but it IS wearing a bit

thin, so I have swapped in some Twilight Zone odd facts which seem to be many!

Off to the Beam Me Up blog:

First is a review of the animated feature “The Croods”

Early Solar system dynamics were pretty chaotic with the gas giants doing a

dance through the inner system!

I have a link to one of the most clever short films

Plus the funniest rip on the early Batman & Robin feature film, all the

incontestability and just plain WRONG material, this short actually makes the

older film more enjoyable!

The Sierra Nevada corp uncovers it’s Dream Chaser, a reusable lifting body,

which will help deliver men and supplies to the ISS.

and our story for this week….KS Dearsley’s  “The pitch”

Enjoy!

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Beam Me Up # 394 Trathh: Odinforce – David Scholes + A Wonderous Gift pt 3 – Doug Turnbull

Jan
12
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Welcome to another weekend with Beam Me Up, this week, episode 394.

Getting right down to the nitty gritty, 394’s stories are Trathh: Odinforce by David Scholes, which is the first story for the afternoon and A wondrous Gift pt3 by Doug Turnbull.

First after a few minor opening comments, I play Help! by Ayana Taketatsu.

I got to watch the live action Wolverine that seemed to have brought mixed reviews but if you ever saw the anime Wolverine you will get where a lot of this movie came from.

Then it is the first story David Scholes Trathh: Odinforce

I spend a few moments on the Beam Me Up Blog where we find that dogs have a poopin preference…and it is not where they prefer to do their duty but something much stranger!

Next NASA’s NuStar observatory’s latest photo, has to been seen to be appreciated…it is truly spectacular!

Finally, the ISS gets an reprieve. Funding now until the 2021 deadline.

And then on to the final story, part 3 of Doug Turnbull’s A wondrous Gift.

That’s it for another week.  Enjoy!

 

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