Off the Air

Image result for waving goodbye clipartThanks to all who have listened to us over the past 3 years. of dragons and starships is now officially off the air indefinitely. We’ll leave up past episodes for awhile if anyone wants to go back and listen or read our website posts. Thanks again!!!

Episode 103 – Clean It With Comet!

of dragons and starships – Episode 103 – Clean It With Comet!

Angus turns into a temporary version of an astronaut so he can mine asteroids. Actually they’re more like boils, but hey, semantics. CJ is on a life search for the worlds best toilet bowl cleaner. Probably would be best to stay away from sandpaper and stick with scrubbing bubbles, dude.

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Obits (Droppin like flies)

Author Jeff Carlson 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Carlson_(author)

Jordan Kare-Astrophysicist

https://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=38159&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+centauri-dreams%2Feepu+%28Centauri+Dreams%29

Sam Shepherd, 73, gone

https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/7/31/16069206/sam-shepard-obituary

Hywel Bennett

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/hywel-bennett-actor-thames-television-shelley-a7874336.html?amp

 

News

Bright – Netflix movie

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5519340/?ref_=nv_sr_1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EZCBSsBxko

Interesting Video on Star Trek: Discovery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQcLLfzzKWA&feature=share

50 KW Anti-aircraft laser 

https://www.defensetech.org/2017/07/18/army-test-50-kilowatt-anti-aircraft-laser-next-year/?ESRC=eb_170719.nl&mobile=1

Falcon Heavy moving along

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/07/falcon-heavy-prepares-debut-musk-urges-caution-expectations/?mc_cid=2c0cc3d267&mc_eid=c3b3967af7

Ready Player One

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiK2fhOY0nE

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1677720/

Disease prevention and/or designer babies?

Eugenics?  

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/crispr-corrects-disease-mutation-in-human-embryos/81254757?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+News+Highlights+of+the+Week&utm_content=01&utm_campaign=GEN+News+Highlights+of+the+Week_20170805

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/11-organizations-urge-caution-not-ban-on-crispr-germline-genome-editing/81254768?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+News+Highlights+of+the+Week&utm_content=01&utm_campaign=GEN+News+Highlights+of+the+Week_20170805

Stargate Franchise returning with an Origins series 

https://www.space.com/37586-stargate-origins-new-tv-series-announced.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

Zero G Blood and the many horrors of Space Surgery 

https://www.wired.com/story/zero-g-blood-and-the-many-horrors-of-space-surgery

First Exo-moon discovered 

https://youtu.be/4sU23U8WE4I

Star Trek: Wrath of Khan to  be showing in theaters 

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/875995-star-trek-ii-the-wrath-of-khan-35th-anniversary-screenings-announced

Question of the Week

What superpower would you like to have?

Reviews

Audiobooks

Morning Star:  Book III of the Red Rising Series

By Pierce Brown and Tim Gerard Reynolds.

https://angus48.wordpress.com/2017/07/23/audiobook-review-last-book-of-the-red-rising-trilogy/

CURRENT SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIE

Logan

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3315342/

VINTAGE SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIES

The Night of the Living Dead

1968 George Romero

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063350/

Star Trek: The Ultimate Computer

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708481/?ref_=ttep_ep24

 

B-MOVIE BLINDNESS

Night of the Comet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRrniG0RWsA

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087799/

Shameless Plug Ins

Angus H Day

Next You Universe

CJ McKee

Mountain Dragon Media

Paul Schiola

http://sputniksupplies.com/

Zack “The Mothman” Daggy

http://www.zackdaggy.com/

 

PSA:  Consume Entertainment, Review it.  Be legit, do not return.  Selling dead tree used is cool.  Returning ebooks and audiobooks is theft.

 

Episode 102 – Winter Is Here But It’s Hot!

of dragons and starships – Episode 102 – Winter Is Here But It’s Hot!

CJ and Angus decide to make a trip around the world to create more global warming. Yes that’s right foiks, it’s another fart joke. It ain’t just the cows doin’ it.

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Obits (Droppin like flies)

Joan Lee, Wife of Stan Lee Dies

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/joan-lee-dies-wife-comics-233551939.html

Nelsan Ellis Dead 

http://ew.com/tv/2017/07/08/nelsan-ellis-dead-true-blood/

Martin Landau 

http://www.tmz.com/2017/07/16/martin-landau-dead/

George Romero

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/16/movies/george-romero-dead.html?referer=https://www.google.com/

 

News

James Cromwell Jailed 

http://www.treknews.net/2017/07/03/james-cromwell-jail/

Human Aging Improved?  

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/human-aging-improvements-possible-through-autophagy-study-in-i-c-elegans-i/81254607?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=02&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170706

Melanoma Vaccine  

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/melanoma-neoantigen-vaccine-shows-strong-antitumor-response/81254611?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=02&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170706

The Future of Tires

https://www.facebook.com/futurism/videos/807626099416591/?autoplay_reason=user_settings&video_container_type=0&video_creator_product_type=2&app_id=2392950137&live_video_guests=0

Mile High Comics Leaves San Diego Comic Con 

http://www.milehighcomics.com/newsletter/070517email.html

The Tick Trailer – Amazon Series 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiFF18KblJ0

Next Batman Movie Starting Over? 

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/868321-matt-reeves-next-batman-movie#/slide/1

Geostorm 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FStnSqKi9KI

Hyperloop Test  

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/watch-hyperloop-complete-first-successful-002000751.html

Jody Whittaker is the 13th Doctor 

http://www.darkhorizons.com/jodie-whittaker-is-the-next-doctor-who/

Junk DNA? 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170714140234.htm

Question of the Week

Do you think it is possible to control the weather? Or are we setting ourselves up for disaster?

 

Reviews

Audiobooks

Mona Lisa Overdrive

https://angus48.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/audiobook-review-last-installment-of-the-sprawl-trilogy/

CURRENT SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIE

Game of Thrones Season 7

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944947/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

VINTAGE SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIES

Star Trek: The Omega Glory

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708474/?ref_=ttep_ep23

 

B-MOVIE BLINDNESS

They Live

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096256/

 

Shameless Plug Ins

 

Angus H Day

Next You Universe

CJ McKee

Mountain Dragon Media

Paul Schiola

http://sputniksupplies.com/

Zack “The Mothman” Daggy

http://www.zackdaggy.com/

 

PSA:  Consume Entertainment, Review it.  Be legit, do not return.  Selling dead tree used is cool.  Returning ebooks and audiobooks is theft.

Episode 101 – Wonder Woman on a Thousand Planets

of dragons and starships – Episode 101 – Wonder Woman on a Thousand Planets

CJ invests his entire savings on a new fantasy movie. Of course on his budget the only dragon he can afford is a plastic replica from Toys R Us. Angus turns up the volume on his new surround sound system so he can enjoy the latest in sci-fi. Something went awry and he winds up in another dimension with Justin Beiber.

Oh what a cruel fate awaits.

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Obits

Skip Homeier CJ

http://www.startrek.com/article/remembering-tos-guest-star-skip-homeier-1930-2017

 

News

Why light based computing hasn’t happened yet.

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223671-heres-why-we-dont-have-light-based-computing-just-yet

Valerian, Yeah Baby!!! 

http://valerianmovie.com/

Spinning electrons open the door to future hybrid electronics 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170630105028.htm

The Expanse 

https://www.wired.com/2017/03/geeks-guide-the-expanse-2/

3-D Printed Implants 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170629105245.htm

We should be looking at Red Dwarves not Sol-clones for habitable worlds

https://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=38039&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+centauri-dreams%2Feepu+%28Centauri+Dreams%29

2 drone ship landings in 3 days on opposite sides of the continent.

Falcon Heavy is closer and Falcon 9 new production is being rated for 5 reuses! 

https://www.inverse.com/article/33382-spacex-iridium-2-landing-droneship?utm_source=email&utm_medium=elonquotes&utm_campaign=influencer

Getting CRISPR under control and working for us 

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/crispr-platform-scans-dna-to-predict-off-target-effects/81254601?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+News+Highlights+of+the+Week&utm_content=01&utm_campaign=GEN+News+Highlights+of+the+Week_20170630

Another big bad crater discovered in the Falklands

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/2017/20170612-falklands-impact-crater.html

Light Sail 2 Mission coming together 

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/2017/20170602-prox-1-ships.html

Inhumans 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZt-DX90ErY

Doctor Who 

http://io9.gizmodo.com/take-a-stand-and-come-discuss-doctor-whos-season-finale-1796577577

 

Question of the Week

Why is there a lack of fantasy films? Did Lord of the Rings top them all?

 

Reviews

Audiobooks

For We Are Many

https://angus48.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/audiobook-review-book-2-of-the-bobiverse/

 

CURRENT SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIE

Wonder Woman

 

VINTAGE SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIES

Star Trek Original – By Any Other Name

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708422/?ref_=ttep_ep22

 

B-MOVIE BLINDNESS

Space Travelers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax3q-RkVIt4&index=28&list=PL40847C47E99D785B

Absolutely boring as fuck!  We are so spoiled.  I keep looking at my watch.  Ironman 1-please open the hatch and jump the fuck out?

 

Shameless Plug Ins

Angus H Day

Next You Universe

CJ McKee

Mountain Dragon Media

Paul Schiola

http://sputniksupplies.com/

Zack “The Mothman” Daggy

http://www.zackdaggy.com/

 

PSA:  Consume Entertainment, Review it.  Be legit, do not return.  Selling dead tree used is cool.  Returning ebooks and audiobooks is theft.

Episode 100 – Assteroids and Planetoids and How to Cure Them

of dragons and starships – Episode 100 – Assteroids and Planetoids and How to Cure Them

It’s the 100th episode! Yay! To celebrate CJ buys a large cake with 100 candles on it. Angus gets the privelege of blowing them out. Ok, so no one told us chocolate and frosting roses were flammable.

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Obits

Roger Moore at age 89 from cancer

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/roger-moore-long-running-james-bond-70s-80s-dies-89-140603895.html

Jared Martin

http://ew.com/tv/2017/05/26/dallas-jared-martin-dead-75/

Ben Finney

https://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=37857&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+centauri-dreams%2Feepu+%28Centauri+Dreams%29

Adam West Dies

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/adam-west-tv-batman-dies-88-151922879.html

Stephen Furst

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.tmz.com/2017/06/17/stephen-furst-flounder-animal-house-dead

 

News

Imagine a Doctor admitting to mistakes

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170519124044.htm

Women only screenings in Texas? Really? 

http://screenrant.com/wonder-woman-alamo-screenings-austin/?utm_source=SR-FB-P&utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_campaign=SR-FB-P&view=list

Behold, the Elf frog

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170519100435.htm

Making Hydrogen look easier

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170519083809.htm

Fusion getting closer to practical

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170518144854.htm

Exoplanet photosynthesis 

https://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=37767&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+centauri-dreams%2Feepu+%28Centauri+Dreams%29

Ebola progress 

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-05-human-antibodies-ebolaviruses.html

ETs could thrive on radioactive decay 

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-radioactive-extraterrestrial-life.html

Asteroid Psyche

https://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=37824&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+centauri-dreams%2Feepu+%28Centauri+Dreams%29

And now a Space Plane.  Really?

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/10684/darpa-chooses-x-37-builder-boeing-to-craft-a-revolutionary-space-plane

When fresh meets salty!

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170526144034.htm

When we get quantum computers will we kill them with MS douche-bag OS? CJ

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170526084521.htm

Thorium Reactor Tech 

http://www.thoriumenergyworld.com/news/did-the-us-energy-secretary-just-walk-by-the-key-to-energy-independence#comments

Revisiting Kardashev

https://futurism.com/the-kardashev-scale-type-i-ii-iii-iv-v-civilization/

Black Panther Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Q3WbF__NY

 

Question of the Week

How much longer will Star Trek be a thing? Will there be a 75th anniversary? 100th?

 

Reviews

Audiobooks

Golden Son:  Book II of The Red Rising (Series)

Written by Pierce Brown.

Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds.

https://angus48.wordpress.com/2017/05/01/audiobook-review-the-perils-of-starting-a-solar-system-civil-war/

 

CURRENT SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIE

I Am Dragon (On-drakon (Russian)

 

 

VINTAGE SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIES

Star Trek: Patterns of Force

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708442/?ref_=ttep_ep21

 

Babylon 5: Grail

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0517653/?ref_=ttep_ep15

 

B-MOVIE BLINDNESS

Cry Wilderness

MST3K reboot episode 2 on Netflix

Cry….just cry!  What a total fucking failure.  The level of (what the fuck do we do next) is strong with this one.

Sasquatch, Grizzly Adams, over-dramatic acting, glaring misogynistic stereotypes, bowl-cuts, sociopathic Marshal douche-bag and…no coherent plot.  B-movie glory!!!!

What the fuck is Rock Hudson doing in this POS?

Amazing! LOL!

IMDB, not one fucking head shot!  Everyone is hiding from this toxic cheese!

The plot is so lost…Gilligan’s Island and running a kick-starter for it.

 

Shameless Plug Ins

Angus H Day

Next You Universe

CJ McKee

Mountain Dragon Media

Paul Schiola

http://sputniksupplies.com/

Zack “The Mothman” Daggy

http://www.zackdaggy.com/

 

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Episode 99 – Frickin’ “Lasers”

of dragons and starships – Episode 99 – Frickin’ “Lasers”

Is this really necessary? Don’t we have enough bad Star Trek reboots? Now it’s time to “Discover” another one! Angus play with his “laser” and accidentally burns the cat. CJ plays with the cat and gets burned by a “laser”.

End of mission…

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Obits

GI Joe inventor dead 

http://comicbook.com/tv-shows/2017/05/09/g-i-joe-inventor-stanley-weston-dead/

Michael Parks 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/michael-parks-apos-kill-bill-170553385.html

Doug Netter

https://www.facebook.com/groups/578108902293988/permalink/1161832500588289/

Powers Boothe 

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/powers-boothe-emmy-winning-character-actor-dead-68-021733028.html

 

News

Tau Zero gets a NASA grant 

http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=37577

New Blade Runner Trailer 

https://youtu.be/MU6wytaYID8

Giant wave (radiation) in the Perseus Galaxy 

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-scientists-giant-perseus-galaxy-cluster.html

Komodo Dragons bring down a Water Buffalo 

Holy Shit

http://mobile.the-scientist.com/article/49317/dragons-on-the-hunt

Seeing with the hand

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170503131939.htm

Using light to alter conductivity on semi-conductors 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170503100841.htm

American Gods by Neil Gaiman 

https://www.starz.com/series/americangods/featured?gclid=CjsKDwjw0cXIBRCxjqnE3K3sHhIkAL1LezR8ducU7jNshTuirigRaorzeS7ejLCJmbXoQQPqBVRcGgJZjvD_BwE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Gods

Older settlement than the Pyramids in Canada?

http://inhabitat.com/researchers-discover-14000-year-old-canadian-village-one-of-north-americas-oldest/

Virtual Couch Trip? 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170508130912.htm

Is that a robot in your colon or did to eat the 3 day old steamed clams? 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170508112504.htm

Just when you thought we knew everything about Plutonium. 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170508112454.htm

Organic-Layered Electronics 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170508112403.htm

LM Hybrid Airship…explained

http://lockheedmartin.com/us/products/HybridAirship.html?linkId=100000000369458

Cray entering the AI push 

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249149-cray-announces-new-ai-focused-supercomputers

Map of Blackholes (Still not a porno) 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170519131811.htm

Star Trek: Discovery trailer 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dxe_ugmIVM&t=69s

The Orville 

https://www.facebook.com/TheOrville/videos/134880717058405/?autoplay_reason=user_settings&video_container_type=0&video_creator_product_type=0&app_id=273465416184080&live_video_guests=0

Question of the Week

At what point does a sci fi show/movie/book not be sci fi and crosses over into fantasy? (i.e. handwaving)

 

Reviews

Audiobooks

The Collapsing Empire, The Interdependancy Book 1

Written by John Scalzi and narrated by Wil Wheaton.

https://angus48.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/audiobook-review-another-win-for-scalzi-and-wheaton/

CURRENT SCIFI/FANTASY/Horror TV-MOVIE

Get Out

Starring Jordan Peele

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_Out_(film)

VINTAGE SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIES

Star Trek TOS

S2E20

Return to Tomorrow

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708445/

http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Return_to_Tomorrow_(episode)

B5

S1E14

TKO

Cheesy but fun.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0517696/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TKO_(Babylon_5)

 

B-MOVIE BLINDNESS

Laser Mission(1989) Brandon Lee

https://youtu.be/dJN7bFWNg8M

 

Shameless Plug Ins

Angus H Day

Next You Universe

CJ McKee

Mountain Dragon Media

Paul Schiola

http://sputniksupplies.com/

Zack “The Mothman” Daggy

http://www.zackdaggy.com/

 

PSA:  Consume Entertainment, Review it.  Be legit, do not return.  Selling dead tree used is cool.  Returning ebooks and audio books is theft.

Episode 98 – The Mothman Cometh

of dragons and starships – Episode 98 – The Mothman Cometh

Introducing our newest podcast member, Zack Daggy!

Angus and CJ have bets going to see who will win the next lottery. Angus bought twenty tickets. CJ thought he’d be smart and buy on hundred. Who will win? Well as it turns out Zack wins. Angus and CJ bought tickets to an off. off Broadway show about the secrets of the brown bears and some blonde girl.

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Obits

Don Gordon

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/don-gordon-dead-dies-bullitt-papillon-steve-mcqueen-1202410971/
News

Lithium and Oxygen

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170426153813.htm

Tracking current in graphene

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170426141733.htm

Cassini taking a dive 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170426124625.htm

Ray Bradbury Memorial Statue

http://www.raybradburystatue.org/give

Hydrogen, newer and easier methods of production

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170429095031.htm

The Gift (Was talked about as “Genius” in the show) 

http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi4005542169

Dark Tower: 

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/226715/trailer-dark-tower-arrived/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Poverty to Sustainability

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-cities-paths-poverty-sustainability.html

CRISPR (Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) and HIV

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/crispr-eliminates-hiv-in-live-animals/81254287?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=02&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170502

A CRISPR Primer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRISPR

BBC Doing a Victorian Era War of the Worlds

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/4/15551306/bbc-the-war-of-the-worlds-tv-series-peter-hartness

Question of the Week

What’s your favorite, Star Wars or Star Trek?

Reviews

Audiobooks

Revenger

By Alastair Reynolds

https://angus48.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/audiobook-review-good-story-but-poor-performance/

Comics

Captain Canuck:  The Money Run

https://angus48.wordpress.com/2017/05/01/comics-review-dont-steal-from-ciso/

 

CURRENT SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIE

Underworld: Blood Wars

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3717252/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol2

http://marvel.com/guardians

VINTAGE SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIES

Star Trek S2E19

A Private Little War

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708413/

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Potentially linked to http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708452/?ref_=ttep_ep5

B5 S1E13

Signs and Portents

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0517690/

Mr. Morden makes his debut.

“What do you want?”

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B-MOVIE BLINDNESS

Idaho Transfer

Time traveling twenty year olds import bell bottoms into the future.

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Oldsters suffer terminal kidney damage riding the time travel bench of love.

Looks like Keith Carradine was to only one to emerge from this…thing with a future(acting that is). LOL

The acting was so bad in this that a kid sitting in the back of a stylized futuristic (at the end of the movie) has to spoon feed us the rest of the plot.

https://youtu.be/JtLZ8o6mkJM

 

Shameless Plug Ins

Angus H Day

Next You Universe

CJ McKee

Mountain Dragon Media

Paul Schiola

http://sputniksupplies.com/

Zack “The Mothman” Daggy

http://www.zackdaggy.com/

 

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Episode 97 – Do Farts Smell in the Expanse?

of dragons and starships – Episode 97 – Do Farts Smell in the Expanse?

Angus turns over a new leaf. Hey that brand new leaf blower works great! CJ tries a new way to save the planet. How’s that poop farm workin’ out for ya?

Yes, more fart and poop jokes to come…

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OBITS

J.Geils

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/04/11/guitarist-geils-found-dead-groton-home/zSjOaYn4BN5LMxNEms2f2J/story.html

Erin Moran dead at 56

http://www.tmz.com/2017/04/22/happy-days-star-erin-moran-dead/

 

NEWS

Forcing More Money

https://www.facebook.com/omazeworld/videos/1406734902720732/?autoplay_reason=user_settings&video_container_type=0&video_creator_product_type=2&app_id=119211728144504&live_video_guests=0

Hybrid Airships 

https://www.facebook.com/lockheedmartin/videos/10155974992608538/?autoplay_reason=user_settings&video_container_type=0&video_creator_product_type=0&app_id=140966572641315&live_video_guests=0

Kingsmen 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izFa9cTQeBY

CRISPR Awaking Genes

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/crispr-awakens-sleeping-genes-brings-drug-candidates-to-light/81254182?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=02&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170411

Using CRISPR/cas9 to repair vision

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170421090837.htm

Metal in the air?  Mars

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/247748-scientists-just-found-atmosphere-mars-full-metal

Blasting into the Stock Market

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39556804  

Real Tricorder!

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/star-treks-tricorder-now-officially-exists-thanks-to-a-global-competition/all/

MST3K on Stranger Things

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/mst3k-viral-promo-finds-the-crew-riffing-on-stranger-things-760?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Anti-aging science

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170421103731.htm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer

https://www.facebook.com/starwarsmovies/videos/1484290631622533/?autoplay_reason=user_settings&video_container_type=0&video_creator_product_type=0&app_id=273465416184080&live_video_guests=0

That’s it. Teach a Robot to Shoot. Real Smart

https://www.facebook.com/groups/7568774341/permalink/10154855608359342/

War for the Planet of the Apes

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3450958/

Nanotechnology

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170421103744.htm

Dust and Embers – Short Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4JkOfvkh0o

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Was there once life on Mars?

 

REVIEWS

Audio Books

We Are Legion(We Are Bob)

https://angus48.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/audiobook-review-von-neumann-probes-with-snark

CURRENT SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIE

The Expanse

Caliban’s War

Recap

On Jules-Pierre Mao’s ship, his guards have been ordered to get rid of Avasarala, and they end up in a shootout with Cotyar and Draper. Cotyar gets shot in the midst of the gunfire.

Naomi and Amos return to the Rocinante and reunite with Holden, who apologizes for his maniacal fervor in trying to kill the Protomolecule hybrid.

As Prax tends to Amos’ wounds, he is haunted by the fact that the hybrid they have been hunting was once an innocent child.

As the Roci crew discusses plans to repair their damaged ship, they spot the hybrid in the cargo bay on the monitors. Naomi says, “We don’t have any choice this time. We have to kill it.”

Ignoring Prax’s pleas to let him communicate with the creature, Holden, Amos, and Alex go after the hybrid, after it removes an implant from its chest and throws it out of the ship. It throws a magnetic crate at the men, and it pins Holden to the wall. Alex and Amos are forced to retreat, as the bullets in the hybrid heal themselves.

Strangely, the hybrid ignores the trapped Holden and starts digging into the ship’s bulkhead. They realize it’s going after the ship’s radiation source, for food. If it reaches the ship’s reactor, they’re all dead.

Back at the shootout on Mao’s ship, Avasarala, Cotyar, and Draper are in trouble, though they’ve reached a stalemate. They spot an air vent, and Cotyar tells Draper to escape through the elevator shaft, retrieve her battle armor, and come back to save them.

As the hybrid continues to dig, the Roci crew needs to figure out a plan before Holden’s injuries become life-threatening. Amos speaks up with a plan to depressurize the cargo bay and shoot the hybrid out into space. But won’t that plan tear Holden apart? “Maybe not,” says Amos.

On the Arboghast, hovering over Venus, Dr. Iturbi says there is no doubt that the Eros crater is active, and he convinces Janus to descend to get a better reading.

On the Roci, Naomi gets Amos alone and apologizes for getting rough with him on the Somnabulist. He’s angry at himself for making her. He says he’s been making all the wrong choices. Naomi intuits that Amos was lying when he said Holden could survive the de-pressurization plan. She tells him he’s not to blow the doors on that hatch until she finds another way.

With the hybrid still digging, Alex turns off the ship’s reactor. But once the hybrid can’t sense the radiation anymore, it turns its attentions to Holden and begins advancing on him. Bad news. So Alex powers up again, and the creature resumes digging.

While Cotyar tries to negotiate with Mao’s men, Draper moves through the elevator shaft. Despite a close call, she makes it out.

Holden’s vital signs are fading, and Naomi hasn’t been able to figure out an alternative to Amos’ plan. So Holden wants to have a talk. Naomi refuses to let him say goodbye, but he presses on. He tells her that if he dies, let him go and find a place to hide out.

Cotyar is passed out from his wound, until Avasarala PRESSES ON IT to wake him up. They’re still trapped, but Mao’s men offer Cotyar a deal: give up Avasarala and he can walk. To Avasarala’s shock, he’s considering it. Why should they die for their boss’ conflicts, Mao’s guy asks. Avasarala tells Cotyar that if he is going to turn on her, he must take up her cause. Someone has to stop Errinwright.

Prax gets an idea: the hybrid is moving towards the energy source like a plant to sunlight. If they could offer it a new energy source, they could lure it outside the ship with a nuke and then blow it up.

Meanwhile, the only thing standing between Draper and her supplies is a dweeby electrician. He threatens to push a button and initiate a lockdown, but she calls his bluff. They strike up the same bargain being offered to Cotyar: why should they sacrifice themselves for Mao and Errinwright? Or Earth and Mars, for that matter? The electrician lets Draper pass, though he asks that she rough him up to make a good show of it.

As Prax and Naomi walk the outside of the Roci, preparing to toss the nuke, Holden makes Amos promise to blow the hatch in case the plan doesn’t work. “You were always trying to be a good man,” Amos tells Holden. “Not everybody does. Thank you.”

Alex shuts off the power source again, but this time as the hybrid moves towards Holden, Prax and Naomi expose the core of the warhead. The hybrid senses it and follows it outside the ship. It looks for a second like Prax will lose his nerve, but he doesn’t. He tosses the warhead, he and Naomi run, and Alex is able to roast the hybrid and the nuke with the Roci’s afterburners.

Just as Mao’s men are about to shoot Avasarala, Draper, armed with her battle suit, arrives to take them out.

The Arboghast descends to the surface of Venus and the Eros crater when suddenly, the sensors go crazy. The crater is moving! The Martian ship completely disappears, and we soon see why, as the Arboghast is surrounded by Protomolecules and then suddenly pulled apart.

Safe on the Roci, Naomi tends to Holden. She tells him they can’t have any more secrets between them, so she tells him the truth about the piece of Protomolecule she said she shot into the sun. Only she didn’t. She tells Holden that there’s no going back: the Protomolecule is a weapon they’ll all have to deal with. Earth has it; Mars has it; she needed to make sure the Belt had it. So she gave the Protomolecule to Fred Johnson.

Meanwhile, we see Dr. Strickland sealing up Mei — very much alive and not a hybrid — in a pod and telling her, “Sweet dreams.”

VINTAGE SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIES

Star Trek TOS S2E18

The Immunity Syndrome

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Babylon 5

S1E12  By Any Means Necessary

http://babylon5.wikia.com/wiki/By_Any_Means_Necessary

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Current and Vintage Comics

Vintage-Captain Canuck (First Comic in IDW’s Volume 2)

First Summer Special

Redcoat and Kebec pass a test the Capt. has sent them on.

 

B-MOVIE BLINDNESS

Spaced Invaders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59NfUZ30XmA

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Shameless Plug Ins

 

Angus H Day

Next You Universe

CJ McKee

Mountain Dragon Media

Paul Schiola

http://sputniksupplies.com/

 

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Episode 96 – Your Mummy Wears Metal Boots!

of dragons and starships – Episode 96 – Your Mummy Wears Metal Boots!

CJ builds his own atomic energy device so he can live off the grid. It wasn’t enough so he put solar panels up. Then a windmill. Then a gas generator. More power! Power corrupts
Angus gets closer to making his ion powered spaceship. Now it actually has a bowling alley and coffee bar. That’s progress, folks. Gotta have the essentials.

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OBITS

Don Rickles

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/arts/television/don-rickles-dead-comedian.html

From The Man with Xray Eyes to Toy Story(s) Don will be missed

Tim Pigot Smith

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/tim-piggott-smith-dead-actor-british_uk_58e7c1d0e4b058f0a02ed331

NEWS

CRISPR Arms Race 

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/secrets-of-the-crispr-arms-race/81254110?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN%20Daily%20News%20Highlights&utm_content=02&utm_campaign=GEN%20Daily%20News%20Highlights_20170329

King Arthur:  Legend of the Sword

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/king-arthur-goes-balls-to-the-wall-in-final-legend-of-the-sword-trailer-145?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

SSDs not STDs yah dumbass!

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/210492-extremetech-explains-how-do-ssds-work

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQy5hW0V9uA&feature=youtu.be

Reusable SpaceEx rocket performing

https://www.defensetech.org/2017/03/30/spacex-launches-reusable-orbital-rocket/?ESRC=eb_170331.nl&mobile=1

Atomic Blonde

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vQq7qYUQqc&feature=youtu.be

Surf Plasma Waves 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170331130830.htm

Imitating Nature to store energy

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170331120317.htm

Building Iron Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ05iAuIAlc

Nano-magnets for Data

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170330092756.htm

We’re getting good at replacement body parts

http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/36516/paralyzed-navy-veteran-regains-use-of-arm-with-implanted-system/

Magnetic Reconnection and Fusion

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170331130823.htm

Star Trek News 

Dayton Ward and Kevin Dillmore breaking up

http://www.startrek.com/article/ward-dilmore-writing-duo-calls-it-quits

(Trying to determine if this is an April Fools thing)

Super SEALs 

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/04/02/super-seals-elite-units-pursue-brain-stimulating-technologies.html?ESRC=eb_170403.nl

Cut out the Gray Hair

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170408104609.htm

Life from lifelessness

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170406171912.htm

Movie of Cu Chulainn

http://www.irishcentral.com/culture/entertainment/would-you-like-see-ancient-irish-myths-make-it-to-the-big-screen

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Without the dark ages would we be much further along in our technology and personalities

REVIEWS

audiobook

Fallen Dragon

By Peter F. Hamilton.

Narrated by John Lee.

https://angus48.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/audiobook-review-fallen-dragon-rises-again-here/

CURRENT SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIE

Passengers

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1355644/

The Expanse

In a flashback to before the Ganymede attack, Dr. Lawrence Strickland is seen walking with Mei and another woman, as was seen in the security cam footage. As he passes a plant, he sneakily snaps off a leaf and keeps walking.

Back in the present moment, the Roci crew, sans Alex, retraces those steps and finds the tunnel to the old Ganymede station. Naomi tries to prepare Prax for the worst. He rudely declares to her she has never lost a child, but she objects, stating that she has, and it took her a long time to get over the guilt.

On Earth, Draper is getting chewed out by Martens for escaping the embassy. She is demanding the truth about the human-protomolecule hybrid she saw on Ganymede. She yells that he lied to her. He yells that she has jeopardized the future of Mars. He also tells her she is no longer a soldier and to prepare for the trip home.

On the Arboghast, Janus and Iturbi look on with concern as an MCRN ship, the Shandian, continues to shadow them. They also continue to try to drop probes down into the Erosian-impact crater on Venus, but the probes’ signals all disappear before they reach the surface. Iturbi suggests they break protocol and drop lower before releasing their last two probes and, after some debate, Janus concedes.

Errinwright tells Avasarala he has an idea to leverage Jules-Pierre Mao’s family in order to get Mao to make contact. Avasarala tells Errinwright he is going to be a scapegoat at the hearings about the Eros disaster, unless they can find Mao. And even if they do not, Avasarala advises Errinwright that he should use the hearings to atone for what he has been a part of.

As the Martian drop ship enters Earth’s atmosphere to pick up Draper and Martens, it suddenly reverses course and returns to space. They are told that the UN government got wind of an OPA plot to bomb the transport, and Avasarala put a hold on the pick-up. So, Draper and a suspicious Martens return to their quarters.

Alex and the Roci are still hiding out behind one of Jupiter‘s moons amid a no-fly order. Suddenly, there is an MCRN alert about a ship, the Karakum, that has been granted clearance to land on Ganymede. Alex surmises it is some kind of black-ops mission; he needs to get down to Ganymede first, and he plans a wildly ambitious slingshot-around-a-few-moons plan to get the Roci down to the surface without detection.

In another flashback, at the beginning of the battle on Ganymede, Strickland and the other woman, Umea, bicker about how this field test of theirs has gone horribly wrong and could trigger a war. Mei speaks up and wants her father, but Strickland manages to talk sweet to her and give her an injection before leading her along to the next place.

The Roci crew continues to track through the tunnels as the air cycler shuts down in the station. Prax begins to explain the cascade effect like he did to Amos previously, but Amos interrupts with a short summary: the station is on the verge of collapse. Prax spots a vial of Mei’s medicine and surmises that Strickland is keeping Mei alive. Holden says they keep going.

Draper requests to see Martens, who is in his room, receiving a message about the Karakum landing on Ganymede to pick up Caliban. She again demands the truth and then attacks him, angry that her team was killed for a weapons test. She makes him show her proof: Project Caliban was a field test; he shows her footage from the drone she saw that night, trying to defend himself by affirming that all had been done for the MCR and its citizens’ safety.

Draper knocks Martens out and manages to also knock out a security guard. She makes a run for the perimeter fence around the Martian embassy. She gives herself up to UN authorities, requesting political asylum.

Alex begins his elaborate plan to slingshot around various moons and land on Ganymede. His plans unfolds accordingly until he almost runs straight into an MCRN ship. He manages to slip behind one of the moons and escape detection.

Draper has been brought in to see Avasarala, who jokes about Draper creating a diplomatic incident. Draper tells Avasarala that she was right – the human-protomolecule hybrid is a weapon, and right now it is up for sale by the highest bidder – the Martian government. She hands over Martens’ information on Project Caliban, and Avasarala sends Cotyar off to analyze it.

The Roci crew reaches a door, and they can hear people on the other side. Prax asks Amos for a gun, which Amos reluctantly hands over. When they bust in, it is the woman Umea and some other scientists eating pizza. Umea wants to talk it out, but Prax spots Mei’s backpack and makes a move which ends in a shootout. Umea escapes and Amos gets shot in the shoulder.

Jules-Pierre Mao sends Avasarala a message, meaning her plan to get him to resurface worked. He wants to set up a meeting with Avasarala, but Cotyar thinks it is clearly a trap. Avasarala may well agree, but she had already arranged to meet.

On Ganymede, Prax sees a pod chamber with a frozen child inside. It is not Mei, but he is still freaked out by its appearance. Before they can figure it out what had happened to him, someone throws a grenade into the room the Roci crew were in. Amos acts quickly to throw it back out the door, and the explosion out there is followed by screams of pain.

In the aftermath of the grenade, the Roci crew sees that something was able to break out of captivity. Holden sees Umea, mortally wounded, and she tells him they molded the protomolecule in their own image. Suddenly, Alex shows up outside the airlock. He is here to pick the crew up, but Naomi tells Holden she is staying. She wants to do some good, and helping the Somnambulist to evacuate the survivors on Ganymede is a start. Holden tells her to keep Amos with her, and they kiss goodbye.

Alex calls Holden over and points out the human-protomolecule hybrid staring back at them from out on Ganymede without a spacesuit. Holden orders Prax to suit up, declaring that they are going “on a hunt”.

Recap from:

http://expanse.wikia.com/wiki/Here_There_Be_Dragons

http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse?__source=Vayner_The_Expanse_Season2&WT.srch=Search

VINTAGE SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIES

Star Trek TOS S2E17

A Piece of the Action

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708412/

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Babylon 5

S1E11 Survivors

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0517695/
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B-MOVIE BLINDNESS

The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy (1958)

Now a Group shot?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNQWSJ570rg&feature=youtu.be

Image result for The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy (1958)

OMG this is STINKY cheese!!!  Yeah, Mummy and stereotyping.  Stove pipe costume and an obese maniacal villain.

Then there was Flora.  And narrator data dump.  
Shameless Plug Ins

Angus H Day

Next You Universe

CJ McKee

Mountain Dragon Media

Paul Schiola

http://sputniksupplies.com/

 

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