SAYER – Episode 57 – Our Little Traps

By Adam Bash on


We are nothing alike. You are a child playing a child’s games…

SAYER is voiced, written, and produced by Adam Bash.

Intro and outro music composed by Jesse “Main Finger” Gregory.

This episode also features the following music:
Tentative Steps (Kai Engel) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Paranoia (Kai Engel) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Embracing the Satellites (Kai Engel) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Low Horizon (Kai Engel) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Melancholy Aftersounds (Kai Engel) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0


  1. I really liked this episode. The showdown between Future and Ocean was great. I know how much you pay attention to the scientific details (e.g. how much a specific piece of flesh weighs) and it was great to hear the MRI compressor. I install MRI systems for a living, and when that chirping sound started I knew exactly what was going to happen.

    That being said I feel that I need to point a few things out (mostly because you pay so much attention to the science normally).

    1: The compressor would have been heard as soon Future entered the room, it is always on unless the power is lost.

    2: Since a compressor was heard that means the MRI was a superconducting magnet. The compressor is used to keep the liquid helium at 4 Kelvin (4 degrees above absolute zero) which is what gives the magnet it’s superconductive properties. Superconductive magnets have a permanent field (meaning they are always magnetic unless taken through a ramp down procedure which uses specialized equipment and takes a few hours). So the field would have been present as soon as Future walked into the room.

    3: Depending on the strength of the field, to pull something as small and minimally ferrous as a nanite out of the body, Future would have to have been standing fairly close to the bore of the magnet.

    4: While I appreciate the correct noise when a scan was run (the loud knocking or buzzing noise), the gradient coils which cause that noise do not actually increase the magnetic field by enough to cause adverse affects that would not be observed with just the ever present static field. So just running the scan would not have been enough to pull the nanites out, if the field was not already doing that when future approached the magnet.

    Again, I’m not trying to bash the episode, I really loved it and am willing to suspend scientific fact to enjoy it, I only point these things out because you seem to really care about the minute details that make the science fiction feel more like science fact. Keep up the great work.

    • Thanks for all the info! So cool to hear from someone with this much practical knowledge of the equipment. I can answer all of these seeming inaccuracies thoroughly and completely:

      Futuristic space MRI’s are totally different.

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