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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 – Amok Time

7/24/2017
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In this edition of Whom Pods Destroy, Terry, Graham and Derek discuss the classic episode of Star Trek The Original Series: Amok Time. This episode was the Season 2 opener and was one of the great world building episodes of the Star Trek franchise. It was also about sex and violence which is brilliant. Listen … Continue reading "Whom Pods Destroy – Amok Time"

Duration: 00:40:49


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


Whom Pods Destroy – The Galileo Seven

5/22/2017
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Graham, Derek and Terry are back for another edition of Whom Pods Destroy – A Star Trek discussion podcast. In this episode we focus on a classic from the first season of Star Trek – The Original Series: The Galileo Seven. This episode is one of the cornerstones in what we would now characterise as … Continue reading "Whom Pods Destroy – The Galileo Seven"

Duration: 00:46:26


Whom Pods Destroy – A Taste of Armageddon Pi

3/29/2017
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Join Terry, Graham and Derek for another edition of Whom Pods Destroy: A Star Trek discussion podcast. In this episode we discuss the Star Trek: The Original Series episode A Taste Of Armageddon. This hard sci-fi concept is a very famous episode contains some interesting and sinister messages that surprised us. And of course there … Continue reading "Whom Pods Destroy – A Taste of Armageddon Pi"

Duration: 00:35:28


Whom Pods Destroy – The Voyage Home

3/12/2017
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In the latest episode of Whom Pods Destroy Derek, Graham and Terry rejoice in the glory that is Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. This is a film that is close to the heart of both Graham and Terry who consider it to be the best, most well rounded, of all the Star Trek films. Better … Continue reading "Whom Pods Destroy – The Voyage Home"

Duration: 00:52:21


Whom Pods Destroy: The Devil In The Dark

2/26/2017
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The Devil In The Dark was Leonard Nimoy’s favourite episodes and is much loved by many fans to this day. In this episode of Whom Pods Destroy, Terry, Derek and Graham explore the story, themes and characters that make this an enduring classic and one of the best examples of Star Trek. Listen to the … Continue reading "Whom Pods Destroy: The Devil In The Dark"

Duration: 00:40:06


A Piece Of The Action and Patterns Of Force

2/1/2017
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In terms of aesthetic, A Piece Of The Action and Patterns Of Force are two of the most iconic episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series but are they any good? In this episode of Whom Pods Destroy Derek, Terry and Graham talk about these two second season episodes. We speculate as to what, if anything, they … Continue reading "A Piece Of The Action and Patterns Of Force"

Duration: 00:41:44


Prime Directive, Cargo Cults & Village People

1/16/2017
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The Prime Directive: a super-trope that has been the effective source of dramatic tension for a host of Star Trek episodes. In this edition of Whom Pods Destroy, Terry, Graham and Derek look at the genesis of the non-interference rule and pick out some good and not so good examples of Starfleet’s most important law. … Continue reading "Prime Directive, Cargo Cults & Village People"

Duration: 00:30:30


Errand of Mercy and Day of the Dove

1/2/2017
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After our broad discussion on Klingons from the original series of Star Trek in Episode 5, we look at two classic Klingon TOS episodes: Errand of Mercy and Day of the Dove. Errand of Mercy is one of our favourite episodes of TOS and we examine the rich plot that would probably fill an entire story … Continue reading "Errand of Mercy and Day of the Dove"

Duration: 00:35:31


Original Series Klingons

12/25/2016
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Join Terry, Derek and Graham on an epic journey through the Klingons of Star Trek The Original Series and subsequent movies. The guys discuss the three big Klingon characters of TOS: Kor, Kang & Koloth and compare them to their ridged compatriots in the movies such as Kruge, Gorkon, Chang and co. They ask if … Continue reading "Original Series Klingons"

Duration: 00:50:51


Kirksplaining: Artificial Intelligence and Androids in Star Trek The Original Series

12/11/2016
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The portrayal of Artificial intelligence and Androids in Star Trek: The Original Series are the subject of the latest edition of Whom Pods Destroy. Terry, Graham and Derek discuss the numerous references to AI and artificial life from mass society micro management machines to transference of consciousness into an android body to merging with a … Continue reading "Kirksplaining: Artificial Intelligence and Androids in Star Trek The Original Series"

Duration: 00:29:25

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