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Fascinating? - A Star Trek Podcast

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A scene-by-scene retrospective podcast looking back at the 1960s classic and introducing co-host Gerry to a show he has never watched before.

A scene-by-scene retrospective podcast looking back at the 1960s classic and introducing co-host Gerry to a show he has never watched before.

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United States

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A scene-by-scene retrospective podcast looking back at the 1960s classic and introducing co-host Gerry to a show he has never watched before.

Twitter:

@trekpodcast

Language:

English


Episodes

Spock’s Brain – Episode 56

6/9/2021
Spock’s Brain was the first episode of Star Trek’s third season to air, with juvenile aliens removing Spock’s brain to serve as the central processor for their life support system. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss the ethics behind using a brainless corpse as a remote control toy. When Spock’s brain is stolen, but […] The post Spock’s Brain – Episode 56 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:49:49

Assignment: Earth – Episode 55

5/5/2021
Assignment: Earth was the twenty sixth episode of Star Trek’s second season to air, with an intergalactic secret agent battling to stop a twentieth century nuclear holocaust. In this episode Gerry and Iain discussed the appropriate clothing for time travellers. On a mission to observe a key period of Earth history, the Enterprise intercepts Gary […] The post Assignment: Earth – Episode 55 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:54:56

Bread and Circuses – Episode 54

4/28/2021
Bread and Circuses was the twenty fifth episode of Star Trek’s second season to air, with an alien world seemingly maintaining a Roman-style culture into their equivalent of Earth’s 20th century. In this episode Gerry and Iain discussed coming, seeing and conquering. When the Enterprise intercepts a domestic television broadcast from a primitive world, it […] The post Bread and Circuses – Episode 54 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:59:10

The Ultimate Computer – Episode 53

4/21/2021
The Ultimate Computer was the twenty fourth episode of Star Trek’s second season to air, with a new AI system tested on board the Enterprise. In this episode Gerry and Iain discussed the familiar love story between a man and his new computer. When legendary computer scientist Dr Richard Daystrom (William Marshall) comes on board […] The post The Ultimate Computer – Episode 53 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:55:18

The Omega Glory – Episode 52

4/14/2021
The Omega Glory was the twenty third episode of Star Trek’s second season to air, with alien communists oppressing noble alien Americans. In this episode Gerry and Iain discussed the constitution of the United States and its suitability as a blueprint for a new society. After discovering a ship with a disintegrated crew, Kirk, Spock […] The post The Omega Glory – Episode 52 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:54:18

By Any Other Name – Episode 51

4/7/2021
By Any Other Name was the twenty second episode of Star Trek’s second season to air, with intergalactic aliens determined to travel home by hijacking the Enterprise. In this episode Gerry and Iain discussed long journeys and the need to have a few good podcasts queued up in advance. Visiting a planet believed to be […] The post By Any Other Name – Episode 51 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:50:10

Patterns of Force – Episode 50

3/31/2021
Patterns of Force was the twenty-first episode of Star Trek’s second season to air, with a Federation observer leading an alien world to create their own version of the Nazis. In this episode Gerry and Iain discussed whether there is any problem to which resurrecting the Nazis would be a good solution. Travelling to find […] The post Patterns of Force – Episode 50 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:54:05

Return to Tomorrow – Episode 49

3/24/2021
Return to Tomorrow was the twentieth episode of Star Trek’s second season to air, with an advanced but near-extinct alien race forced to share human bodies to survive. In this episode Gerry and Iain discussed giant glowing orbs. Summoned by means unknown to a planet as yet uncharted by the Federation, Kirk and the Enterprise […] The post Return to Tomorrow – Episode 49 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:50:21

A Private Little War – Episode 48

3/17/2021
A Private Little War was the nineteenth episode of Star Trek’s second season to air, with two tribes on a planet forced to take up arms against one another by outside agitators. In this episode Gerry and Iain discussed the value of communal haircuts. Visiting a planet where he was once posted as a young […] The post A Private Little War – Episode 48 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:54:36

The Immunity Syndrome – Episode 47

3/10/2021
The Immunity Syndrome was the eighteenth episode of Star Trek’s second season to air, with a single celled organism threatening to engulf the galaxy. In this episode Gerry and Iain discussed some unusual crew behaviour. When the USS Intrepid, a ship crewed entirely by Vulcans, disappears investigating a new phenomenon, the exhausted Enterprise crew are […] The post The Immunity Syndrome – Episode 47 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:48:49

A Piece of the Action – Episode 46

3/3/2021
A Piece of the Action was the seventeenth episode of Star Trek’s second season to air, with an impressionable society discovered under the influence of an old Earth book. In this episode Gerry and Iain considered the benefits of bossing your own territory. Arriving on a planet whose society is based entirely on a book […] The post A Piece of the Action – Episode 46 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:43:21

The Gamesters of Triskelion – Episode 45

2/24/2021
The Gamesters of Triskelion was the sixteenth episode of Star Trek’s second season to air, with an intergalactic gladiatorial contest set up by some disembodied brains. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss whether Uhura’s ordeal was handled badly. After being zapped across a dozen light years or more, Kirk – along with Uhura and […] The post The Gamesters of Triskelion – Episode 45 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:49:57

The Trouble With Tribbles – Episode 44

2/17/2021
The Trouble With Tribbles was the fifteenth episode of Star Trek’s second season to air, with the fate of grain bound for a disputed planet near Klingon space at stake. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss furry critters and their evidentiary value. After being summoned to Station K-7 by Nilz Baris (William Schallert), a […] The post The Trouble With Tribbles – Episode 44 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:48:11

Wolf in the Fold – Episode 43

2/10/2021
Wolf in the Fold was the fourteenth episode of Star Trek’s second season to air, with Scotty facing multiple murder charges on an otherwise peaceful and idyllic planet. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss a preponderance of evidence and some shaky legal arguments. After an accident leaves Scotty showing signs of concussion and misogyny, […] The post Wolf in the Fold – Episode 43 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:52:03

Obsession – Episode 42

2/3/2021
Obsession was the thirteenth episode of Star Trek’s second season to air, with Kirk embarking on a revenge mission at the risk of failing to carry out his original mission and potentially killing his entire crew. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss vengeance and when it’s best to let things go. When Kirk identifies […] The post Obsession – Episode 42 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:48:21

The Deadly Years – Episode 41

1/27/2021
The Deadly Years was the twelfth episode of Star Trek’s second season to air, with the sudden onset of old age threatening Kirk’s captaincy, his competency and his life. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss ageing gracefully. After all six members of a colony are discovered dead from rapid onset of old age, curiosity […] The post The Deadly Years – Episode 41 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:44:00

Friday’s Child – Episode 40

1/20/2021
Friday’s Child was the eleventh episode of Star Trek’s second season to air, with the return of the Klingons and the birth of a child who would be king. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss inappropriate touching. Hoping to negotiate a mining treaty, Kirk, Spock and McCoy visit a settlement where the doctor previously […] The post Friday’s Child – Episode 40 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:52:40

Journey to Babel – Episode 39

1/13/2021
Journey to Babel was the tenth episode of Star Trek’s second season to air, with diplomats en route to a crucial vote gathered together on the Enterprise. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss the subtle art of diplomacy. While transporting key diplomats to a conference on a planetoid codenamed Babel, Kirk is surprised to […] The post Journey to Babel – Episode 39 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:52:18

Metamorphosis – Episode 38

1/6/2021
Metamorphosis was the ninth episode of Star Trek’s second season to air, with an historic figure from Earth’s past coming face to face with Kirk. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss strange cloud formations. While transporting Commissioner Hedford (Elinor Donahue) for urgent medical treatment, the shuttlecraft Galileo encounters an unknown phenomenon that forces it […] The post Metamorphosis – Episode 38 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:54:36

I, Mudd – Episode 37

12/30/2020
I, Mudd was the eighth episode of Star Trek’s second season to air, with a returning foe and an array of specially designed sex robots. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss the power of amateur dramatics. When an android called Norman (Richard Tatro) commandeers the Enterprise and brings it to a planet, there is […] The post I, Mudd – Episode 37 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:53:59