Hangin' with the Rockman, smokin' self-lighting cigarettes - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Terry, Graham and Derek return for another edition of Whom Pods Destroy: A Star Trek discussion podcast.
And what better time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country than with a discussion on Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
This is a much-maligned film and for good reason. But the is still much to enjoy about this film. In this episode, we reflect on its failures and triumphs and hopefully point the way to rehabilitate the film for Trekkies.
Hard to believe it ever happened - The Squire Of Gothos
Terry, Graham and Derek return for another episode of Whom Pods Destroy and after a slight meander return to its core topic: Star Trek The Original Series.
And we’ve selected a beauty to discuss: “The Squire Of Gothos” – featuring the seminal character Trelane, played by the immaculate William Campbell. We explore the episodes excellent production choices and links to the Next Generation episode “Encounter at Farpoint”.
Our latest podcast focusses on the classic, franchise saving Star Trek film – Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan.
This low budget classic remains a fan favourite and contains some of the most memorable scenes in all of Star Trek. Terry, Derek and Graham examine its themes and place in Star Trek lore. We also talk about its impact and legacy, not just in fandom but in the broader cinema industry.
Graham, Terry and Derek are back for another episode of Whom Pods Destroy – A Star Trek discussion podcast.
For this episode, we focus our attention on Space Seed. Little did they know at the time that the story of Khan Noonian Singh would turn out to be one of the pivotal episodes in the history of Star Trek. Khan would go on to rescue the franchise commercially and determine a creative direction of travel for years to come.
And it all began here with this little bottle episode in the first series of TOS.
Whom Pods Destroy – A Star Trek discussion podcast returns with another episode of blistering takes about the original series of Star Trek.
Balance of Terror maybe half a century old but it still has a lot to tell us. Not just in relation to its story and messages but also in how to craft a multi-layered piece of engaging scripted drama on a shoestring budget.
Episode 54: What are little girls made of? - Star Trek Picard
Whom Pods Destroy is back for an extra length special podcast reflecting on Star Trek: Picard.
This ten-part CBS All Access series had more plot points than a Romulan attack fleet has torpedo tubes. Some of them stuck, some were planted presumably for Season 2 and some just didn’t really make sense to us.
That said, the series was an artful and authentic portrayal of the Star Trek universe, struggling to maintain its lofty ideals in wake of the Romulan supernova and attack on Mars. Picard and his motley band are a reflection of these troubled times for the Federation and Patrick Stewart once again proves a superb leader of the new ensemble.
Terry, Derek and Graham reflect on the latest Star Trek TV show, celebrate its successes, mourn its failures and scratch their heads at how Agnes manages to get away with murder.
Derek also finds a link with this latest series of Star Trek to an episode of the original series.