Sunday, November 20, 2011

BMU #288 Erin Bassett and Ken Scholes

This week’s program goes by FAST! I start a new series, an Urban Fantasy piece called Clock Work penned and voiced in part by Erin Bassett. At the bottom of the hour is a strange tale of ultimate escapism called The Boy Who Could Bend and Fall from the very talented hand of Ken Scholes.

In between the two pieces I visit the Beam Me Up blog at

I review Thor on Blu-ray / DVD. Directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Anthony Hopkins as Odin. A bit of a mixed bag of a movie. Lots of the same ingredients that drives any movie, but in the end for all the flash, not much substance.

On the flip side is The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the year vol 5 edited by Jonathan Strahan. Published by Night Shade Books. A great collection of stories that some with recognize from the podcast and a ton of really good stories.

Back when the solar system was only 600 million years old the system looked and acted much much stranger than it does today. For instance it now appears that at this early stage in the formation of the solar system there may have been more than four giant planets initially, and some were ejected into inter-stellar space.

NASA was able to talk to the 35 year old Voyager 2 and give it commands that it carried out without pause. The new configuration will all Voyager to conserve power and continue to do science well into the next decade!

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