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A time for luurve and hot baths – Metamorphosis

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Terry, Derek and Graham are back talking TOS Star Trek. In this episode of delve deep into the classic story of alien love and body appropriation: Metamorphosis.

This story has bags of potential exploring the nature of love, gender and sexuality. Does it fulfill that potentiality or is it just a bunch of twaddle with some very backward views?

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Guess who’s coming to dinner – Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

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Guess who's coming to dinner - Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
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Terry, Derek and Graham have recovered from their experience with Star Trek V and now move on Star Trek VI.

The final TOS movie outing is popular with the fans and is a marked improvement on its predecessor.

But it’s got some decidedly dodgy moments and the film tries to wrestle with some of its themes and we ask if it manages to pull it off.

Hangin’ with the Rockman, smokin’ self-lighting cigarettes – Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

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Hangin' with the Rockman, smokin' self-lighting cigarettes - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
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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.

Filthy stinking centrist nark Spock!

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Filthy stinking centrist nark Spock!
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We are delighted to be back in the studio for another edition of Whom Pods Destroy.

In this episode Terry, Graham and Derek get stuck into Let That Be Your Last Battlefield: an episode from the third season of Star Trek well known for its commentary on contemporary racism.

The team examines the messages in this episode and draw some unexpected conclusions.

Yellow Alert, Red Alert, Jettison Pod – Court Martial

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Yellow Alert, Red Alert, Jettison Pod - Court Martial
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It is not uncommon to come across an episode of Star trek for which we have fond memories but when we come to watch it with fresh eyes, it doesn’t quite have the same appeal.

This is certainly true of Court-Martial: a first season courtroom drama with plenty of universe building, peril, and interpersonal drama but in the end falls apart a bit.

So join Terry, Graham and Derek as we review and reflect on this flawed yet still attractive jewel that is part of Star Trek’s might canon.

Hard to believe it ever happened – The Squire Of Gothos

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Hard to believe it ever happened - The Squire Of Gothos
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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”.

Episode 58 – Epic Burn

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Episode 58 - Epic Burn
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Whom Pods Destroy returns after a lengthy break. In this episode, we deviate slightly from the usual Original Series chat to discuss Season 3 of Star Trek Discovery.

Episode 57 – The Wrath of Khan

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Episode 57 - The Wrath of Khan
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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.

Episode 56 – Space Seed

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Episode 56 - Space Seed
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Ricardo Montalban and Madlyn Rhue’s star as Khan and Marla McGivers in two of the strongest guest roles on the original series of Star Trek,

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.