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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

The Lights of Zetar – Episode 73

10/13/2021
The Lights of Zetar was the eighteenth episode of Star Trek’s third season to air, with the last remnants of a destroyed civilisation causing difficulties for the Enterprise. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss whether Scotty’s behaviour ought to raise more concerns. On the way to the Federation’s primary information hub at Memory Alpha, […] The post The Lights of Zetar – Episode 73 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:52:19

That Which Survives – Episode 72

9/29/2021
That Which Survives was the seventeenth episode of Star Trek’s third season to air, with an automated defence system causing havoc for Kirk and the Enterprise. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss whether beauty is worth consideration. After beaming down to an ‘impossible’ world, Kirk, McCoy and Sulu quickly lose their colleague D’Amato (Arthur […] The post That Which Survives – Episode 72 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:46:50

The Mark of Gideon – Episode 71

9/22/2021
The Mark of Gideon was the sixteenth episode of Star Trek’s third season to air, with an overpopulated world looking for a desperate solution. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss the necessity for a full-scale replica Enterprise. Hoping to welcome the reclusive planet Gideon into the Federation, Kirk is given special permission to visit […] The post The Mark of Gideon – Episode 71 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:48:37

Let That Be Your Last Battlefield – Episode 70

9/15/2021
Let That Be Your Last Battlefield was the fifteenth episode of Star Trek’s third season to air, with two intractable foes bringing their millenia old dispute to the Enterprise. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss the difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter. After identifying a missing Starfleet shuttle, seemingly disabled and leaking […] The post Let That Be Your Last Battlefield – Episode 70 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:50:53

Whom Gods Destroy – Episode 69

9/8/2021
Whom Gods Destroy was the fourteenth episode of Star Trek’s third season to air, with an asylum inmate causing problems for Kirk and Spock. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss the key elements of a good impersonation. When Kirk and Spock visit the insane asylum on Elba 2 to deliver medicine that will eliminate […] The post Whom Gods Destroy – Episode 69 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:50:46

Elaan of Troyius – Episode 68

9/1/2021
Elaan of Troyius was the thirteenth episode of Star Trek’s third season to air, with a special guest making life difficult on board the Enterprise. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss good manners and how to learn them. When the Enterprise picks up Elaan, the Dohlman of Elas (France Nuyen), who is to be […] The post Elaan of Troyius – Episode 68 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:53:56

The Empath – Episode 67

8/25/2021
The Empath was the twelfth episode of Star Trek’s third season to air, with Kirk, Spock and McCoy made unwilling participants in a test of character. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss judgment and who gets to set the tests. Attending the planet Minara II to recover a research team before the local star […] The post The Empath – Episode 67 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:52:53

Wink of an Eye – Episode 66

8/18/2021
Wink of an Eye was the eleventh episode of Star Trek’s third season to air, with Kirk accelerated beyond human perception by an alien queen anxious to breed. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss fast love and fast times. Responding to a distress call, Kirk, McCoy, Spock and a redshirt visit the planet Scalos. […] The post Wink of an Eye – Episode 66 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:50:51

Plato’s Stepchildren – Episode 65

8/11/2021
Plato’s Stepchildren was the tenth episode of Star Trek’s third season to air, with Kirk and Spock forced to endure a series of humiliations as an alien race try to persuade McCoy to join them. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss the morality of telekinesis. Responding to a plea for help, Kirk, Spock and […] The post Plato’s Stepchildren – Episode 65 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Duration:00:54:04

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