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Beam Me Up # 448 – A Matter of Character – Ed McKeown

Jul
13
Edward McKeown

Edward McKeown

 

 

 

 

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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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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 # 439 Human Hunter – Scholes Mimsey con – read by Crystal Wizard

Feb
16
David Scholes

David Scholes

 

 

 

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Episode 439 up and at ya!

This week after music to get the ball rolling I start with the first  story of the afternoon – another story in the Human Hunter series by David Scholes.  This week “Clash at the British Facility”.

From the BMU blog wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com, I review The Maze Runner
which pretty much tells you all you need and I talk a bit about a new quantum paper that suggests that the Universe has always been here?!!!

And for the last story of the day is the conclusion of Mimsey were the

Borogroves.

Enjoy!

 

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Beam Me Up #438 Mimsy Were the Borogroves – reader CrystalWizard

Feb
02
Crystalwizard

Crystalwizard

 

 

 

 

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Hi, welcome to episode 438 of Beam Me Up.  This week, something
slightly different.  I had several pieces of stories that by all rights should have played this month. But things being a being as they may, I am catching up on them all.

First off, we have the latest episode in Michael Juby’s Squeek Squeek
series which takes up multi – generational star ships, but with a twist.

Then, from the blog we have an excellent article on quantum spin, this one will spin your brain sideways!

Next up is Jason Kahn’s In Plain View episode 32.  I don’t know about
you but I am treasuring each of these episodes.

I review Elfin Lied anime series.

I am forever looking for the short films on YouTube.  This episode is no exception.  I found simply enough a short called Portal.  it is short but very entertaining.

I close with pt3 of Mimsy Were The Borogroves.

This and more.  Enjoy!

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Beam Me Up #434 Little Helper – Otis + Dark Inspectre #31 – Kahn

Dec
22
Jason Kahn

Jason Kahn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hey Hey!  Episode 434 of Beam Me Up is on the way….corny I know but it IS the season…..

So to keep is short and sweet:

I play a track from Season Geekings, by John Anealio, called Winter’s Day

Stories this week are –

The Little Helper by Kat Otis is the first for the afternoon
I close with episode 31 of  the Dark Inspectre series.

Talking points:

Review of the live action movie Kite –
The Curiosity rover finds unexpected Methane spikes
I read a listener supplied review of “Future Diary”

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Beam Me Up #433 Venus or Bust – Jones + Sounds Effects – Kamazin

Dec
09

Photo of Margaret Karmazin - author of Refraining

 

 

 

 

 

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After my opening comments this week (ep:433) I play the closing theme for the anime series “is this a zombie?” FYI this series is a keeper.  Even though it is a fan service/harem series, it will run you through the gamete of emotions which is no mean feat.

Next is part 1 of Sound Effect by Margret Karmazin

From the blog:  I speak about a strange short film called Time Trap, start to finish, you are never sure exactly what is going on.

The anime short HAL is as different from Time Trap as you can get!  A truly poignant slice of life that will flip you on your head.

Kallimus once again joins the fray this week planting his feet firmly on the neck of Adult swim!

Next with tongue firmly planted in cheek, proof that the Earth is flat!

How about the world’s largest largest solar power generation facility?

Could new research prove Neanderthals were a distinct species?!

And finally Venus or bust part one

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Beam Me Up #426 Wizard’s Bane – CrystalWizard + In Plain Sight #29 – Kahn

Oct
06
Jason Kahn

Jason Kahn

 

 

 

 

 

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hoooooooooo! Yep it’s that time of the week again. This week – episode 426. This week in my opening comments I discuss the time paradox in A Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Plus the stunning success of the Indian Mars mission.

My first story of the afternoon is by Jason Kahn and his Darke Inspectre series. Because I dropped the ball in September, and for continuity, I rerun episode 28 and continue straight on to episode 29.

Our next stop is the Beam Me Up blog, The first thing this week, what do you get the nero-scientist that has everything? How about a hard to believe demo of the state of CGI in the industry. SNC is calling foul with NASA’s choice of Space X and Boeing when one of the selected companies was higher in its bid than SNC!

Finally Crystal Wizard’s Wizard’s Bane Book 1 ch4,pt1

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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 #420 Crystalwizard, Hilton, Spiderwoman & Quantum Cats

Aug
25

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Welcome to episode 420 of Beam Me Up. Not a bad episode this week. I think the odds are good that you just might enjoy the trip.

I do have opening comments this week of sorts, but find myself reviewing Rio 2. The review is a bit off the cuff, however I think I nail it.

My first offering this afternoon is the first opening theme to the anime series Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple anime series.

From there, before the first story of the afternoon, I found a really good TED science talk concerning quantum entanglement that I put on the blog, but ultimately thought it would make a great

intermediate piece (and that way it gets played even if I go long on the blog)

The first story this week is a tongue in cheek tale “Don’t Trust Venusian Mushrooms” by Doug Hilton.

From the Beam Me Up blog (wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com) I just found out that there is to be a new Spiderwoman series, which will be out in November. The alternate cover is however rising a bit of ire for content. I do have a copy of this cover on the blog.

Oh and controversy is not just for Spiderwoman, my comic book guy tells me that weirdness is happening with the Thor series and Captain America….

NASA has been working with a very interesting aircraft that has some very interesting technology.

There are many more articles on the blog, but I really wanted to make sure that I got chapter two part two of Crystalwizard’s “Wizard’s Bane” on this week.

And that does it for this week and episode 420. Thanks for listening.

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Beam Me Up # 419 Science, reviews + stories by Jason Kahn + David Scholes

Aug
19
Jason Kahn

Jason Kahn

 

 

 

 

 

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In my opening comments I talk about “Future Diary” an excellent anime series all so I can play the opening theme for same!

Next a review of “RIO pt2” in short, calling it a turd is doing it a favor.

I always like the week where I get to run another episode of IPS.

This week Episode 28 of In Plain Sight written and narrated by Jason Kahn, 28th months from the talented Mr. Kahn 2 and 1/3 years and he is still going strong.  I honestly hope he decides to compile these great stories into an ebook, that would be so great!

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has again spotted something on Titan of  scientific interest.  Plus some trivia on Titan.

It is no surprise that I really like the concept of 3d printers.  Now that they are becoming affordable and easy to operate, the are becoming much more prevalent, even NASA is taking up the reigns for the devices.

And catch up on the darkest material yet…it’s wild!

And the final story for the afternoon is “Even a Non-Corporeal Can Get  Lonely by David Scholes

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