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Episode 34 – It was Bobby Clark

5/20/2018
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Whom Pods Destroy is back for another episode of top Star Trek chat. In this edition we’ve gone all Gorn and discuss the first season original series episode, Arena. There are few images more memorable in Star Trek lore than that of the green skinned lizard creature that is pitted against Captain Kirk in a … Continue reading "Episode 34 – It was Bobby Clark"

Duration:00:40:19

Episode 33 – You are wasting time and effort

5/8/2018
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Whom Pods Destroy is back for more Star Trek chat. If you’re a fan of the Original Series episode, The Corbomite Maneuver then you’ll love this podcast . It’s a fantastic character episode which also signifies the values and ethics which echo through this great franchise to this day. So join Terry, Graham and Derek … Continue reading "Episode 33 – You are wasting time and effort"

Duration:00:37:21

Episode 32 – Kock & Boner

4/18/2018
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We return for another episode of Whom Pods Destroy – A Star Trek Discussion Podcast. In this edition we talk about Wolf in the Fold. An episode about a violent killer of women written by the noted horror writer and author of Psycho, Robert Bloch. Despite being fondly remembered by some, this story has been … Continue reading "Episode 32 – Kock & Boner"

Duration:00:43:22

Episode 31 – It’s Green

4/2/2018
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Whom Pods Destroy returns for another episode of top Trek chat. In this edition we discuss the second season episode By Any Other Name. The story of the Kelvans: all powerful, all conquering multi tentacled invaders from the andromeda galaxy who can’t take their liquor. This story starts off pretty dark before taking a turn … Continue reading "Episode 31 – It’s Green"

Duration:00:42:28

Episode 31 – More like a Doctor Who episode

3/18/2018
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Welcome back for another edition of Whom Pods Destroy, a Star Trek Discussion podcast. The topic of this edition is the 3rd season episode Is There In Truth No Beauty? There were many constraints placed on the writers and directors in the third season on Star Trek the original series. This frequently led to a number … Continue reading "Episode 31 – More like a Doctor Who episode"

Duration:00:45:00

Episode 30 – Your probes have touched me, Mr Spock

3/11/2018
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Loneliness, isolation, romance, sexual frustration, personality transference: there is a lot packed into the second season Star Trek episode Return To Tomorrow. This is the story of Hennoch, Thalasia and Sargon. Three ancient creatures who have transcended beyond the physical form but are alone. They need to borrow someone else’s bodies in order to build … Continue reading "Episode 30 – Your probes have touched me, Mr Spock"

Duration:00:46:33

Episode 29 – The Cloud Minders

2/18/2018
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Torture, industrial strife, social and economic inequality, massive privilege in the face of poverty, led poisoning: these are the issues and themes behind the Star Trek third season episode The Cloud Minders. This was another example of a story rewritten to soften the author, in this case David Gerrold’s, initial message expressing sympathy for a … Continue reading "Episode 29 – The Cloud Minders"

Duration:00:43:42

Episode 28: The Way To Eden (Yeah Brother)

1/28/2018
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There are few things that Star Treks entirely agree on but the overall disregard for The Way To Eden is probably among them. The notorious “space hippy” episode could have been a very intriguing story involving Dr McCoy’s daughter. Instead it was a jumble of conflicting messages and some terrible Russian accents. However, as with all … Continue reading "Episode 28: The Way To Eden (Yeah Brother)"

Duration:00:47:40

Episode 27 – Janice Rand

1/14/2018
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Graham, Terry and Derek return for another episode of Whom Pods Destroy. in this edition we celebrate Janice Rand. The short lived but much loved character from the first season of Star Trek: The Original Series played by Grace Lee Whitney. In many ways Janice was a problematic character and the actress had a difficult … Continue reading "Episode 27 – Janice Rand"

Duration:00:31:11

Episode 26 – Charlie X

12/23/2017
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Terry, Graham and Derek are delighted to be back with another edition of Whom Pods Destroy. The first season episode, Charlie X, is the topic of our discussion. A classic an controversial story about teenage angst writ large. The show raises questions about attitudes towards women and adolescence and illustrates the rise of the teen … Continue reading "Episode 26 – Charlie X"

Duration:00:49:03

Episode 25 – The Conscience of the King

11/30/2017
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The Conscience of the King is one of the least celebrated but one of the best ever episodes of Star Trek. At least that what we think. In this episode of Whom Pods Destroy, Terry, Derek and Graham discuss this multi-layered play within a TV play from the first season of The Original Series. They … Continue reading "Episode 25 – The Conscience of the King"

Duration:00:44:27

Episode 24 – Dagger of the Mind

11/12/2017
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We are delighted to be back with another edition of Whom Pods Destroy. In this episode we discuss the early Season 1 episode of Star Trek The Original Series called Dagger of the Mind. We see for the first time the Vulcan mind meld in this episode. Dagger of the Mind also resonates today with … Continue reading "Episode 24 – Dagger of the Mind"

Duration:00:37:46

Episode 23 – Canon, side canon and head canon

10/18/2017
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In this episode we discuss the Star Trek role playing games, fan fiction, comic books produced in the 1980s. We also talk about the controversial independent Star Trek film Prelude To Axanar. We also discuss the fan network and slag off long suffering comic shop owners. We also pay tribute to noted comic book writer … Continue reading "Episode 23 – Canon, side canon and head canon"

Duration:00:34:02

Episode 22 – Whom Gods Destroy

9/25/2017
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Join Terry, Graham and Derek for our first year anniversary special. On this episode we reflect on our relationship with Star Trek, discuss the third season TOS episode Whom Gods Destroy and look forward to Star Trek Discovery which you, the listener, will have probably seen by now. Listen to the podcast via the player … Continue reading "Episode 22 – Whom Gods Destroy"

Duration:00:46:36

Episode 21: The City On The Edge Of Forever Part 2 | Harlan Ellison’s Original Teleplay

9/18/2017
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In this edition of Whom Pods Destroy we continue our musings on The City On The Edge Of Forever by discussing writer Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay to the series which was heavily rewritten, much to the anger of Mr Ellison. We offer our opinions of the script and ask if the rewrites improved it or … Continue reading "Episode 21: The City On The Edge Of Forever Part 2 | Harlan Ellison’s Original Teleplay"

Duration:00:48:08

Whom Pods Destroy – The City On The Edge Of Forever Part 1 | The aired version

9/3/2017
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In this edition of Whom Pods Destroy Graham, Derek and Terry review and chew over one The City On The Edge Of Forever. Join us as we relive one of the greatest tragedies in the life of James T Kirk in one of the most grown up episodes of Star Trek ever. Listen to the … Continue reading "Whom Pods Destroy – The City On The Edge Of Forever Part 1 | The aired version"

Duration:00:40:46

Whom Pods Destroy – Star Trek The Original Series and the Science Fiction New Wave

8/17/2017
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In this episode Graham, Terry and Derek discuss the New Wave of Science Fiction in the 1960s and its relationship with Star Trek. The centrepiece of our topic is on the seminal anthology of sort stories and novellas called Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison and with contributions by fellow Star Trek alumni Robert Bloch, … Continue reading "Whom Pods Destroy – Star Trek The Original Series and the Science Fiction New Wave"

Duration:00:51:00

Whom Pods Destroy – The United Federation of Planets

7/9/2017
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Our latest episode is all about the United Federation of Planets, the interplanetary alliance that holds of core values of Star Trek. We ask if the Federation is in fact a benevolent democratic institution or an insidious empire that uses its financial might to coerce or even subjugate. Our conversation also reflects Gene Roddenberry’s “vision” … Continue reading "Whom Pods Destroy – The United Federation of Planets"

Duration:00:34:46

Whom Pods Destroy – Star Trek: Discovery Trailer and Journey To Babel

6/16/2017
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Terry, Graham and Derek return for another edition of Whom Pods Destroy: A Star Trek Discussion Podcast. In this edition we spend a few minutes discussing the new Star Trek: Discovery trailer before moving onto the classic Star Trek: The Original Series episode Journey To Babel. This is a multi layered, political, world building episode. … Continue reading "Whom Pods Destroy – Star Trek: Discovery Trailer and Journey To Babel"

Duration:00:32:58

Whom Pods Destroy – No Win Scenarios

6/1/2017
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Terry, Graham and Derek return for another edition of Whom Pods Destroy – A Star Trek discussion podcast. Recorded in April, before the Star Trek Discovery trailer, we discuss the no win scenario in Star Trek: The Original series and movies. The conversation allows us to review some of the episodes we have covered in the … Continue reading "Whom Pods Destroy – No Win Scenarios"

Duration:00:32:18