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Beam Me Up #443 English Dead – Stanger + Compressed Time – Scholes

Apr
12
David Scholes

David Scholes

 

 

 

 

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Hello and welcome to Beam Me Up episode 443.

This week is a treat, a new story from David Scholes and a fascinating tale from a new writer to BMU   Vaughan Stanger.

But first, after the opening monologue I play the opening music to El: called Friendship.

The next order of business is the first story of the afternoon called “Living on Compressed Time” by David Scholes.

After which I skip over to the Beam Me Up Blog where Kallimus reviews the Dare Devil release, I do the Riddick straight to disk “Dark Fury” a piece on how many stars might be visible vs how many there really are.

Which leads us to the final story for the afternoon from new writer Vaughan Stanger called the English Dead.

enjoy

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Beam Me Up # 437 – My New Roommate-Bickerstaff + Mimsy were the Borogoves – CryatalWizard

Jan
24
Crystalwizard

Crystalwizard

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to Beam Me Up – episode 437.

Pretty well grounded episode this week.

After the opening monologue, I open with a great anime musical piece, Nobody knows.

Before the first story of the afternoon, I switch gears and read a short article from Kallamis that if you like the Darwins or the more recent “Here is your sign” then you can understand his dismay and frustration even while laughing.

The first story for the afternoon is a funny little tale called “My New Roommate” from a new writer for BMU Russ Bickerstaff.

From the blog, NASA’s Dawn is closing in on it’s second half of its asteroid mission by visiting the most massive body in the asteroid belt.

EU’s Beagle 2 lander which has been missing for better than 10 years may have been found.

I found an awesome youtube video on quantum mechanics.  I have the link but it was a bit long for this weekend’s program.

Finally, I play part two of Mimsy Were the Borogoves read by CrystalWizard.

And that’s it.  I hope you enjoy the program.

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Beam Me Up #424 Asimov, Juby, anime review etc.

Sep
22
Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My opening comment for episode 424 I speak in part about Dremel’s new 3d printer, I welcome a new contributor to Beam Me Up. Plus I speak about the OSIRIS-REx Mission of putting a lander on an asteroid in 2016 plus Maven has done an insertion burn for it’s prelim orbit.

My musical selection for the afternoon is BNL’s “The Big Bang”

I speak briefly about Isaac Asimov and John Campbell as their work  together.  This week chapter four of “The Last Question”

I read  the intro from (“my anime guy”) better known as “Mebbles”  which he posted on the blog.  Mebbles also has some favorite anime music of which I play a selection.  For my part, I mention a couple of  series  that I have have enjoyed over the past few months.

Next on the agenda is chapter 4 of the “Last Question” by Isaac Asimov.

I read “Meebles” introduction letter. (he should prove to be an excellent addition to the staff) plus he includes a fun url for his favorite anime music which I just can’t resist!

I talk about a couple of anime series that I just finished watching.

Kalimus posts a review of Asylum productions newest outing z Nation.

I talk about Dremel’s newest printer which is an affordable 3d printer and how it reminded me of a story by Cory Doctorow.

My final story  Tiny Leon and his Wee adventure by Michael Juby.

Hope you enjoy the program.  Thanks for listening.

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

May
25
David Scholes

David Scholes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 #403 Mad World – Giles + Happy Ending – Jim Kelly

Apr
20
Dean Giles

Dean Giles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to BMU episode 403.

After my opening comments I start by playing the opening music to the great anime series East of Eden.

Then from the Beam Me Up Blog:

Twins in Space! or what does a 16 year old genius do in his spare time…why he builds prosthetic devices that’s what!  Marty McFly’s board possible?

Next part one of Dean Giles “Mad World”

Outer Space smells like a barbecue?  And how about some Star Trek trivia?

Then the story “Happy Ending”  by James Kelly

That the show.  How you enjoy

Paul

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Beam Me Up #402 Becomming Martian – Hilton + By His Things: con…Doctorow

Apr
13

 

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well here we are with Beam Me Up episode 402.  Lets get on to getting on!  after my opening monologue I play the full version of Barenaked Ladies song “The Big Bang”

My first story is the conclusion of Cory Doctorows short story “By his things yea shall know him”

From the Beam Me Up blog, A precousous 16 year old builds a prosthetic hand on his home computer and 3D printer and gave it to a neighbor’s child who had been born without a complete hand.

NASA plans to work with a pair of twins in a year long study.

And the second story is Becomming Martian by Doug Hilton

Enjoy, sorry for the delay.

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Beam Me Up #393 The Helpful Robots – Robert Shea + A Wonderous Gift pt2 – Doug Turnbull

Jan
05
Doug Turnbull

Doug Turnbull

 

 

 

 

 

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And it is Beam Me Up for another week.  This is episode 393 and I think you may just enjoy the mix.

First off, after my opening comments, I read Kallimus’ comments of  things that happened in 2013….he is really funny and costic in major servings this week.

Next, as a way to vent some of the pressure Kallimus built up, I play the opening theme song to Excel Saga…quite a catchy tune, if I must say.

The first story this week is a “Flash From The Past”  Robert Shea’s The Helpful Robots, and this story holds up really well in the test of time.  I think you might agree.

News from the blog this week….. it would seem that time travelers don’t really like Facebook….lol….next  a really interesting DIY from Hack A Day using ultra sound to elevate objects…it really is fascinating,  It would seem that Russia wants to launch a mission to land a craft on the surface of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede.  NASA’s LRO managed to snap a pic of China’s Chang’e lander and rover!  And NASA is “concerned” about the worsening space junk….and the Mars Express Orbiter managed to get and extremely close flyby of Phobos.

And Finally I play part 2 of Doug Turnbull’s a Wondrous Gift.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Beam Me Up #377 Dave – Deal Giles + Long Shot – Kevin Phyland

Sep
15
Kevin J. Phyland

Kevin J. Phyland

 

 

 

 

 

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Wow, Beam Me Up episode 377, that is what three in a row without self-destructing again!  Hey I am on a roll here!

Sooooooo couple of stories on tap this week as well as Star Trek trivia and news from the blog.

The first story for the afternoon is Kevin Phyland’s ‘Long Shot’  I follow that up directly with Star Trek Trivia.  This week, part one of  ‘Menagerie’

Finally getting caught up on the news articles, so from the blog:  First Kallamus does his weekly rundown with some really good news, life may have come from Mars to Earth…, I post a short video of a add for a tv screen, but how they show how good the screen’s resolution really is…..well you can’t help but laugh and I think only Japan could get away with this,  one of the largest shield volcanos in the solar system has been discovered and it is right here on Earth!

Finally for the afternoon…Part 1 of Dean Giles “Dave”

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Beam Me Up # 373 To Bere Arms – Wes Parish + In The Mourning p3 – Ed McKeown

Jul
08
Ed McKeown

Ed McKeown

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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