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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

Description:

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

The Tholian Web – Episode 64

8/4/2021
The Tholian Web was the ninth episode of Star Trek’s third season to air, with Kirk trapped in interspace while the hostile Tholians attempt to trap the Enterprise. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss crisis leadership and the effect of poisonous space on relationships. Responding to a distress call from the USS Defiant, Kirk […] The post The Tholian Web – Episode 64 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:58:18

For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky – Episode 63

7/28/2021
For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky was the eighth episode of Star Trek’s third season to air, with a displaced civilisation unknowingly on course to destroy an inhabited world. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss the difference between known unknowns and unknown unknowns. Intercepting an asteroid bound to destroy […] The post For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky – Episode 63 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:46:11

Day of the Dove – Episode 62

7/21/2021
Day of the Dove was the seventh episode of Star Trek’s third season to air, with an alien being pushing the Enterprise into conflict with a Klingon crew for its own benefit. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss the persistance of racial hatred. Drawn to the same planet by false distress calls, Kirk and […] The post Day of the Dove – Episode 62 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:46:22

Spectre of the Gun – Episode 61

7/14/2021
Spectre of the Gun was the sixth episode of Star Trek’s third season to air, with an alien race punishing the Enterprise’s unwelcome visit with a theatrical form of execution. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss the nature of reality. On a mission to make contact with the reclusive Melkotian race, Kirk orders the […] The post Spectre of the Gun – Episode 61 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:50:50

Is There in Truth No Beauty? – Episode 60

7/7/2021
Is There in Truth No Beauty? was the fifth episode of Star Trek’s third season to air, with a telepathic envoy’s besotted colleague causing problems for the Enterprise. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss the challenges associated with extreme beauty. When a Medusan ambassador, Kollos, comes aboard the Enterprise along with his human envoy […] The post Is There in Truth No Beauty? – Episode 60 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:50:32

And The Children Shall Lead – Episode 59

6/30/2021
And The Children Shall Lead was the fourth episode of Star Trek’s third season to air, with a group of children attempting to take control of the Enterprise with the aid of a ghoulish green apparition. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss the old adage about working with children and animals. After the death […] The post And The Children Shall Lead – Episode 59 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:40:47

The Paradise Syndrome – Episode 58

6/23/2021
The Paradise Syndrome was the third episode of Star Trek’s third season to air, with an amnesiac Kirk adopted as a god by the inhabitants of an earth-like planet. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss the pitfalls of divinity. With an asteroid en-route to create an extinction level event on the planet Amerind, Kirk […] The post The Paradise Syndrome – Episode 58 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:47:00

The Enterprise Incident – Episode 57

6/16/2021
The Enterprise Incident was the second episode of Star Trek’s third season to air, with an ambitious Romulan Commander looking to recruit Spock as well as claim the Enterprise. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss divided loyalties and the route to Spock’s heart. When an erratic Kirk leads the Enterprise into Romulan space it […] The post The Enterprise Incident – Episode 57 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:48:02

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