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/

Image result for star trek a private little war

Image result for star trek a private little war

Image result for star trek a private little war

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?”

Image result for babylon 5 signs and portents

Image result for babylon 5 signs and portents

B-MOVIE BLINDNESS

Idaho Transfer

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

Image result for idaho transfer

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

Related image

Babylon 5

S1E12  By Any Means Necessary

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

Image result for babylon 5 by any means necessary

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

Image result for spaced invaders movie

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

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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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Episode 95 – Black Hole Scorpion

of dragons and starships – Episode 95 – Black Hole Scorpion

CJ is working on a new costume. All we can say is it’s not a Klingon. Or is it? Wipe out Klingons before they spread! Angus begins a new dawn on the ranch. As he rises early to feed the chickens and saddle the horses he suddenly realized this isn’t his home and wow that must have been one hell of a party!

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Obits

Lawrence Montaigne (Stonn)

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1031145454&hc_ref=NEWSFEED

I feel some Pon Farr coming on!!!

Chuck Berry (SciFi tie-in, Back to the Future) 

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/chuck-berry-rock-roll-innovator-dead-at-90?utm_content=inf_10_2720_2&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=tse&tse_id=INF_a13be1c00c2c11e79b1a07d5f3e08d7d

Chuck Barris (The Gong Show, Newlywed Game) 

NEWS

Hubble News 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170317140544.htm

Deadpool 2

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/trailers/821403-logan-deadpool-2-teaser#/slide/1

Dying Red Giant ( not Green Giant)

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170317131613.htm

Infrared WiFi

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170317102428.htm

Raise the port shield, let’s see where we’re going!!! 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170317082452.htm

Space War, coming to your reality soon… 

http://inmilitary.com/war-space-becoming-real-threat/?utm_source=IME&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_content=war-space-becoming-real-threat&utm_campaign=20170317IME

Even Black holes should watch what they eat.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170315143813.htm

Light violating C 

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/243562-optical-shock-scientists-imaged-light-going-faster

Star and Blackhole slow dancing 

http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=37345&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+centauri-dreams%2Feepu+%28Centauri+Dreams%29

Mil-Tech potentially a miss with good intentions.

http://taskandpurpose.com/army-just-started-producing-brand-new-ballistics-helmet/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tp-today&utm_content=image

Spaceweather.com – Conditions of space around us

http://www.spaceweather.com/

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

In a lot of B movies you see giant insects or other creatures that have grown due to radiation. Do you think that’s really possible?

 

REVIEWS

Audiobooks

A Night Without Stars

Written by Peter F. Hamilton.

Narrated by John Lee.

https://angus48.wordpress.com/2017/03/25/audiobook-review-out-of-the-void-and-into-the-fire/
CURRENT SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIE

 

LIFE

https://g.co/kgs/NWDFu4

The Expanse

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

 

VINTAGE SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIES

Star Trek TOS S2E16

Gamesters of Triskelion

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708466/?ref_=ttep_ep16

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NSFW of Angelique Pettyjohn!!!

 

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Babylon 5

S1E10 Believers

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0517632/

Image result for babylon 5 believers

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B-MOVIE BLINDNESS

Black Scorpion

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=pUEHu66vrNk

Image result for the black scorpion (1957)

Shameless Plug Ins

Angus H Day

Next You Universe

CJ McKee

Mountain Dragon Media

Paul Schiola

http://sputniksupplies.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 94 – Feel the Solar Burn!

of dragons and starships – Episode 94 – Feel the Solar Burn!

Angus starts digging up the back yard to install a cheaper version of a hot tub. He places a giant magnet over the hot tub to heat the water from the sun. Too bad it’s a cloudy day. CJ buys new solar panels to line every inch of his house so he can avoid paying for electricity. Windows? Who needs windows when you have the power of the sun!!! Ok so Vitamin D is neccessary…sometimes.

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NEWS

Great looking solar energy options

https://techxplore.com/news/2017-02-solar-panels-facelift-custom.html

And as usual Musk is a front runner (don’t say that out loud)

http://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-solar-roof-solar-city-features-2017-2

Materials breakthrough in solar energy gaining momentum

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170306151722.htm

Tunable Photovoltaics

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-perovskite-edges-tuned-optoelectronic.html

Moon or Planet? 

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-reclassify-moon-planetreopening-centuries-old-debate.html

Friction in a Vacuum?  Guess we better go back to sleek spaceship designs…

https://sciencealert.com/physicists-have-detected-a-friction-like-force-in-a-perfect-vacuum

Freaking Machine singularity is coming

https://www.facebook.com/futurism/videos/721745264671342/?autoplay_reason=user_settings&video_container_type=0&video_creator_product_type=2&app_id=2392950137&live_video_guests=0

Graphene that aims to misbehave!! 

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/244700-scientists-triangulene-graphene

WW latest trailer

https://www.facebook.com/wonderwomanfilm/videos/629886363848231/?autoplay_reason=user_settings&video_container_type=0&video_creator_product_type=2&app_id=2392950137&live_video_guests=0

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Do you think science is separate from the “supernatural”

 

REVIEWS

Audiobooks

The Great Hunt

By Robert Jordan

https://angus48.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/audiobook-review-from-the-wheel-of-time-series/

CURRENT SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIE

The Expanse

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

 

Dr. Strange

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1211837/

 

VINTAGE SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIES

Star Trek TOS S2E15

The Trouble with Tribbles

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708480/?ref_=ttep_ep15

Image result for star trek trouble with tribbles

Babylon 5

S1E9 Deathwalker

http://babylon5.wikia.com/wiki/Deathwalker
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B-MOVIE BLINDNESS

Genesis II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxU4x2HKtMM

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064366/?ref_=nv_sr_1

 

Image result for genesis ii

Cheesy!!!!!

 

Shameless Plug Ins

 

Angus H Day

Next You Universe

CJ McKee

Mountain Dragon Media

Paul Schiola

http://sputniksupplies.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 92 – The Martians Are Coming This Way

dudouyt-martians-war-of-the-worldsof dragons and starships – Episode 92 – The Martians Are Coming This Way.

CJ tries to do some ice fishing for the first time. After three hours he gave up when he realized the boat couldn’t move. It was frozen in the lake. That’s why. Angus is packing and making way for a new home on Mars. Problem being the dome sprung a leak and now all the mutants don’t have air. Give them aaaaiiirrr!

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OBITS

John Hurt

http://consequenceofsound.net/2017/01/r-i-p-john-hurt-academy-award-nominated-actor-has-died/

Mary Tyler Moore

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/arts/television/mary-tyler-moore-dead.html?_r=1

 

NEWS

Stratosphere Plane

https://www.facebook.com/futurism/videos/675719135940622/?autoplay_reason=user_settings&video_container_type=0&video_creator_product_type=2&app_id=2392950137&live_video_guests=0

Hydrogen Turned into Metal! 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/hydrogen-metal-revolution-technology-space-rockets-superconductor-harvard-university-a7548221.html

Gene Editing Saves Babys’ Lives 

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/geneediting-therapy-saves-lives-baby-girls-leukemia/

Artificial Skin

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/artificial-skin-developed-that-senses-changes-in-temperature/81253789?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=01&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170130

Vintage, Vintage Wizard of Oz 

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/04/05/earliest-surviving-wizard-oz-film-1910-place/

4 planet system directly imaged

http://www.universetoday.com/133087/four-planet-system-directly-imaged-motion/

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Do you think with all the stories about dystopian futures we will actually experience one? Sooner or later?

REVIEWS

Deadtree and Audio

The Neutronium Alchemist

By Peter F. Hamilton

 

TOYS

War of the Worlds Machine

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My Favorite Martian (1960’s)

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CURRENT SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIE

Shannara Chronicles Season 2

http://www.mtv.com/news/2976932/shannara-chronicles-return-season-2-plot/


VINTAGE SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIES

Star Trek TOS S2E13

Obsession

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708440/

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Related image

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B-MOVIE BLINDNESS

My  Favorite Martian (1999)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120764/?ref_=nv_sr_2

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Shameless Plug Ins

Angus H Day

Next You Universe

CJ McKee

Mountain Dragon Media

Paul Schiola

http://sputniksupplies.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 91 – Rogue 100: The Deadly Years

oldmanof dragons and starships – Episode 91 – Rogue 100: The Deadly Years

Slipping on his tight dimension fives, CJ starts training for the marathon. No, not running, binge watching old Star Trek episodes. Angus travels back in time to prevent his last bowel movement. Ok maybe not the best use of a time machine, but hey, sometimes you gotta plan these things better.

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OBITS

Gene Cernan
https://g.co/kgs/0QRAJT

Francine York
https://g.co/kgs/awjzIH

William Peter Blatty
https://g.co/kgs/su1X5i

Miguel Ferrer
http://comicbook.com/2017/01/19/miguel-ferrer-twin-peaks-and-dc-animation-actor-dies-at-61/
NEWS

Lunar Architecture competition 

https://www.dezeen.com/2017/01/17/nine-visions-lunar-architecture-moon-moontopia-competition/

Death Race 2050

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMkeGPbBS18

Starshot on Extreme Tech 

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/243007-breakthrough-starshot-tricks-vlt-make-lean-mean-planet-hunting-machine

CBS Settles in Fan Film Lawsuite

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/cbs-paramount-settle-lawsuit-star-trek-fan-film-966433

  Guidelines: http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/paramount-cbs-establish-star-trek-fan-film-guidelines-20160624

BAE Systems using Lasers to turn the Earth’s Atmosphere into a lense or defensive shield 

http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/military/laser-weapons-will-turn-earths-atmosphere-into-lenses-deflector-shields

Expanse Season 2 

http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/the-expanse/251660/the-expanse-season-2-trailer-return-date-and-more

Graphene Newly discovered Superconductive Properties

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-graphene-superconductivity-awakens.html

King Arthur:  Legend of the Sword (Guy Ritchie)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVIvZXqXK2k

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

DARPA is issuing a challenge to Nerds to use off the shelf technology to invent new weapons.  Good or Bad idea?

 

REVIEWS

Deadtree Books

Starf*cker by Ian Thomas Healy

https://angus48.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/deadtree-review-new-live-for-80s-porn-star/

Deadtree and Audio

The Reality Dysfunction

https://angus48.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/deadtree-then-audiobook-review-breaking-down-the-barrier-to-the-beyond/

 

CURRENT SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIE

Luke Cage and Jessica Jones

Shadowhunters

Lucifer

Aliens Covenant

https://g.co/kgs/Nyr40H

 

Rogue One

https://g.co/kgs/avMGQe

Image result for rogue one

VINTAGE SCIFI/FANTASY TV-MOVIES

Star Trek TOS S2E12

The Deadly Years

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I’m just 10 years old!  Speak up!

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Sorry, the Captain is a bit tired but here is a chrome dildo.  Runs on a dilithium crystal.

Just taking a power nap, covered by Star Fleet regulation 1….(snore).

 

Babylon 5 S1E7

The War Prayer

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Stabbed and Branded?  I’m making my own drinks from now on.

And look, Ivanova has a friend from the anti-social side of Earth.

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And finally, Wendy from the Wonder Years regretting she didn’t do it with Fred Savage after she saw the fine print about these hair choices.

 

Time Tunnel Raiders from Outer Space

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After 2 years we still can’t afford a set contractor?

Shut it down Doctors.  We don’t want Tony and suit guy back after the aliens have done that to them.  Can we reload the eye wash station with acid please?

http://www.tv.com/shows/the-time-tunnel/raiders-from-outer-space-112798/

 

B-MOVIE BLINDNESS

Image result for dimension 5

Dimension 5 (1966)

Justin Power, ancestor of Austin Powers

https://g.co/kgs/wiEu5N

Jeffery Hunter from Star Trek TOS pilot!

In our super secret multi-secure doors accessed layer…let’s have a full service bar!!!

Destroying LA unless we leave Vietnam?   Still thinking!

“Big Buddha?”  “Chop Suey?”  “Kitty” Mr Powerful!

No bigotry or sexism here!!! LOL


Shameless Plug Ins

Angus H Day

Next You Universe

CJ McKee

Mountain Dragon Media

Paul Schiola

http://sputniksupplies.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 90 – Is it Friday in OZ Yet?

 

funnyozof dragons and starships – Episode 90 – Is it Friday in OZ Yet?

Back for a new year and hopefully a better one! We lost a lot of people last year and we cover some of that in the podcast. Angus moves his belongings into a teepee, CJ figures out how to make wine from water. Ok so it’s grapes. He makes wine from grapes.

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Obits

Zsa Zsa Gabor-AHD

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/zsa-zsa-gabor-dies-at-189891

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001248/

Carrie Fisher

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/12/carrie-fisher-dies-strangled-by-bra-wishful-drinking

Debbie Reynolds

https://www.buzzfeed.com/mbvd/celebrities-react-to-debbie-reynolds-death?bffbentertainment&utm_term=.kxbdnKREx4#.wyVmw9VLOP

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001666/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

George Michaels-AHD

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38432862

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0584117/

Alan Thicke

http://www.eonline.com/news/817610/alan-thicke-s-cause-of-death-revealed

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005484/?ref_=nv_sr_3

William Christopher-AHD

http://abc7.com/1680901/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0160639/?ref_=nv_sr_1

 

News

Amazon’s first drone delivery

http://epicstream.com/news/Amazons-First-Drone-Delivery-is-a-Success

Ancient Mars may have harbored live for 100s of millions of years.

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/241105-ancient-mars-may-harbored-life-hundreds-millions-years

Japanese spacecraft to test junk collector on it’s way to the ISS

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/241016-japanese-spacecraft-will-test-space-junk-collector-way-iss

Spinning black hole

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-black-hole-swallowing-star-superluminous.html

Alien Megastructure

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/233305-the-alien-megastructure-star-continues-to-defy-explanation

Korean Mech Test

https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/01/korea-mech-robot-first-steps/

Alien: Covenant

https://www.facebook.com/alienanthology/videos/10154728116276605/?autoplay_reason=user_settings&video_container_type=0&video_creator_product_type=2&app_id=2392950137&live_video_guests=0

Blade Runner 2049

http://www.indiewire.com/2016/12/blade-runner-2049-trailer-denis-villeneuve-harrison-ford-ryan-gosling-1201758543/

Guessing California might just form their own Space Agency?

https://www.inverse.com/article/25370-california-could-start-space-agency-jerry-brown-donald-trump?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=inverse&utm_campaign=organic

 

Question of the Week

How invested are you in reaching for the stars?

 

Reviews

Emerald City

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3579018/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Image result for emerald city

 

Books

The Ship Series by Jerry Aubrin

https://angus48.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/ebook-review-the-ship-series/

 

Dominant Species

Written by Ben Hughes

https://angus48.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/deadtree-book-review-what-if-the-government-wanted-to-force-us-to-be-better-by-implantation/

Indie Comics

Bloodshot Reborn Colorado Volume 1

https://angus48.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/comic-book-review-super-hitman-rediscovers-his-way/
Vintage Science Fiction and Fantasy TV

Babylon 5 S1E6

Bester being all that he can be and more!

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Star Trek TOS – S2E11

Friday’s Child

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708431/?ref_=ttep_ep11
Image result for star trek friday's child

B-Movie Blindness

Beware Theater (YouTube)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ3Qak41R1A

Nightmare Castle (1965)

Image result for nightmare castle

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060097/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Shameless Plug Ins

 

Angus H Day

Next You Universe

CJ McKee

Mountain Dragon Media

Paul Schiola

http://sputniksupplies.com/

 

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