The Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon, July 20, 1969 changed the way we think of space with
the famous Neil Armstrong quote: “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
It was a pivotal event because it changed the course of science and science fiction
movie plots from those dull alien worlds and alien characters to truly alien words
and characters rich with depth. And it paved the way for satilite technology.
Join Melissa and me Monday, August 5, 2013 at 8 pm. ET for an intense
discussion of NASA -- Past and Future.
The God Question
Show Notes for October 18, 2010 Episode
Listeners may participate by calling into the live show at 646-378-0539 between 8 and 9 pm EDT., 10/18/2010.
Katherine V. Rowe is a graduate of Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia with a major in Political Science and Law. Her main ambition is to conclusively answer The God Question in a way that resonates with both the scientific and spiritual communities. She admires most Leon Lederman, for his courage and humor in The God Particle, and Douglas Adams, for demonstrating that bigger-picture theory can be hilariously witty.
Katherine comes to Alpha Centauri & Beyond with a vast background in cosmology, having accomplished extensive research into the nature of existence and consciousness. She is at the forefront of a new idea that will stand strong among the giants of modern scientific literature.
She discusses the outline of her up-coming book, The God Answer. In it she will examine the work of Dr. Persinger with the God Helmet, the importance of Lederman and the Higgs Boson "God particle", and how they relate to research and the examination of a new era.
Colonizing the Cosmos
Show Notes for September 20, 2010 Episode
Listeners may participate by calling into the live show at 646-378-0539 between 8 and 9 pm EDT., 9/20/2010.
We need to leave the Earth, not because we’re curious, but because we have to. It is a fact that something catastrophic will occur here in the future. It has happened before and it will happen again. Earth has been plagued with tsunamis, violent super-massive volcanoes, meteor strikes, magnetic polarity shift, major solar flare, quasars, black hole encounters and other unknown events. All this is beside the fact that Earth is on a collision course with overpopulation. Now Don Prescott raises the question in the preparation in his new book entitled, Is There Time?
Don Prescott’s Background:
As a Fortune 500 aerospace executive for over thirty years and a planetarium program director for an additional ten years, Donald Richard Prescott has been planning and managing successful, complex operations for decades where strategic planning is an essential tool.
Sheryl Johnson on Star Talks interviews Don Prescott
Leaving the Earth will not be an easy task and may take hundreds of years. The preparations are staggering. Just thinking about a mission to Mars is mind-boggling. Leaving the Earth to colonize other regions in space, whether those are planets or satellites in our own solar system or voyages to inter-stellar space, we are going to be challenged, as a species, like never before.
Mars -- Are We Going?.
September 13, 2010 marks the first Mars discussion segment. A lot has happened since the days of all those great Mars science fiction movies of the mid 90's. We will be discussing Mary Roach's new book, Packing for Mars. The great visionary, Thaddeus Howze, will be on hand to reveal all the secrets of the dusty, red planet.
Episode 5, Nanites and EMP – The World of Subtle Exploitation.
Best selling author, William Forstchen tells all about the potential EMP doomsday scenario. And Joseph Picard shares his nanites drama with Echoes of Erebus --- another scary secret from the nano-world.
Best selling author, Dr. William Forstchen, talks about concerns of EMP raised in his hot new book, One Second After. EMP stands for Electromagnetic Pulse, which could wipe out all electronics in the United States. In an interview on Fox, Newt Gingrich and Greta Van Susteren probe the author for details about the potential of a doomsday scenario. One Second After
Now Joseph Picard writes a trilogy with tiny devices that perform a menacing operation. In Joseph’s latest work, Echoes of Erebus, which just left the presses August 3, he portrays the antagonist, Erebus, as a malevolent collective, who is bent on destroying an entire population in order to fulfill a childish recollection. Please see Nano-Probes
Dr. Greg Matloff's Blurb
Dr. Matloff joins Alpha Centauri & Beyond's Episode 4 -- Time and Time Travel
Dr. Matloff has distinguished himself as an astrophysicist and astronomer. He is no stranger to cosmology theory, maintains a professorship in CUNY. He continuously promotes his philosophy with a steady stream of speaking engagements. In his book, Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth, he provides hope for the world.
The Hunt for Pandora Quotation from the article: “Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth (Springer Books) is about another connection: urging space advocates and environmentalists to work together in seeking space resources for new energy solutions, such as solar power satellites and mining asteroids and the Moon.”
Ira Nayman's Blurb
Ira joins Alpha Centauri & Beyond's Episode 4 -- Time and Time Travel
Ira is a comedy writer, has two SciFi & Fantasies in print. His website, Les Pages aux Folles , provides 25 years of political and social satire, as well as absurdist cartoons and samples of his script writing for film and television.
His new babies: Alternate Reality Ain’t What It Used To Be is hilarious, and What Were Once Miracles Are Now Children’s Toys, a brisk jump in the unforgettable zone.
The Weight of Information, Episode One, Part One & Two:
Episode One, Part One
Episode One, Part Two
John Barnes' Blurb
John joins Alpha Centauri & Beyond's Episode 4 -- Time and Time Travel
He is a prolific science fiction writer whose stories often explore questions of individual moral responsibility within a larger social criticism. The three novels in his Million Open Doors series pose serious questions about the effects of globalization on isolated societies. His latest, Directive 51
Jared Aragona's Blurb
Jared joins Alpha Centauri & Beyond's Episode 3 -- Avatar
We Welcome Jared Aragona from Arizona! He brings to Blog Talk Radio’s Alpha Centauri & Beyond a fresh look at science fiction. This professor of mythology explores out of body travels in his trilogy, Stories from the Circle.
Kathy Porter's Blurb
Kathy joins Alpha Centauri & Beyond's Episode 3 -- Avatar
A new arrival, science fiction writer and imagery creator, Kathy Porter, thinks she was born to tell stories. She will be discussing alien-human relationships in Alpha Centauri & Beyond's Episode 3 -- Avatar. In her new book, Earth's Ultimate Conflict, she portrays alien-human relationships entwined in a struggle between two alien races vying for the fate of humanity. It’s the first novel in the Gray Guardians Series. Escape From Nuur, the second in the series will be released next year.
Dave Dorman's Blurb
Dave Dorman joins Alpha Centauri & Beyond's Episode 2 -- Aliens
Dave Dorman is a graphic artist with credits from Star Wars, comic books and graphic novels. Be sure to see his new book, Rolling Thunder: The Art of Dave Dorman. He is also an expert on the movie Alien.
The legendary Dave Dorman comes to Alpha Centauri & Beyond to share his creative genius to help explain what goes on behind the scenes in monster movies such as Alien. He will be our pilot and tour guide on Alien discussions.
Charles Justiz's Blurb
Charles joins Alpha Centauri & Beyond's Episode 2 -- Aliens
Charles is a NASA trainer and science fiction writer. He flew the shuttler piggy-back on a Boeing 747, flew 10,000 parabolas on zero gravity aircraft.
Now he puts all his NASA expertise together in his incredibly creative mind to produce one of the richest science fiction thrillers in years. Specific Impulse.
Thaddeus Howze's Blurb:
Thaddeus was a guest on Alpha Centauri & Beyond's premiere show, August 2, 2010.
BlogTalkRadio's Ebonstorm - Thaddeus Howze, is a writer, BTR host (Wavefront) and co- host (Afterthoughts with S. Denise Newton). Contact info: email@example.com
San Francisco Examiner - Inforamtion-Technology
Blog Talk Radio
Blog Talk Radio
Pete Zindler's Blurb
Pete joins the premiere show -- Going Beyond the Solar System, August 2, 8 pm EDT.
In our premiere show Pete Zindler of California comes to Blog Talk Radio's Alpha Centauri & Beyond with a rich background as a Navy officer and a science fiction writer. His writing is at the cutting edge of the genre. His work with the Navy allows him to fathom the images of space travel with a unique perspective. With a vast knowledge of ship operation he colors his yarns in a spectacular way.Pete will be discussing venturing out into space as part of his science experience and relate it to his work, Spirit Warrior. "The book is a science fiction parable about finding and living in God's ways." (Publisher's Weekly.) With a theme of good vs. evil, the setting's in a distant galaxy where battles rage.
Jim Maguire's Blurb
Jim comes to Alpha Centauri & Beyond with a blast from the past. He participated in a radio talk show, The Marc Steiner Show in Baltimore, WYPR Public Radio, December 2007. He designed tests for delivering traffic information to drivers (via traffic cameras, highway signs, etc.) for Maryland’s State Highway Administration. He worked for the US Defense Department in Washington, D.C. He currently owns and manages his own company, WindCurrent LLC, (www.WindCurrent.com), which provides renewable energy to companies & government agencies across the country.
Jim will be discussing how renewable energy will pave the way for the future and possibly space travel. He is in a unique position to take positions in energy conservation as it relates to science fiction.