Episode 24 – The Conscience of the King

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 also ask if Lenore Karidian should be considered as one of the great villains of Star Trek.

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Episode 23 – Dagger of the Mind

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 its themes on abuse of power, misplaced trust and issues regarding our penal systems. There is also some stonking trivia relating to one of the show’s guest stars, Marianna Hill.

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Episode 22 – Canon, side canon and head canon

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 Len Wein who, among his prodigious work, contributed to  a number of Star Trek comics.

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Episode 21 – Whom Gods Destroy

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.

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Episode 20: The City On The Edge Of Forever Part 2 | Harlan Ellison’s Original Teleplay

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 were justified.

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Episode 19: The City On The Edge Of Forever Part 1 | The aired version

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.

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Episode 18: Star Trek The Original Series and the Science Fiction New Wave


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 short stories and novellas called Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison and with contributions by fellow Star Trek alums Robert Bloch, Theodore Sturgeon and Norman Spinrad.

The conversation blossoms into other aspects of the New Wave and its progenitors in other media including the Marvel and DC Universes.

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Episode 17: Amok Time

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.

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Episode 16: The United Federation of Planets

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” of the human condition and we ask if this is remains relevant.

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Episode 15: Star Trek: Discovery Trailer and Journey To Babel

Star Trek Podcast journey to babelTerry, 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. It also marks the first appearance of Spock’s parents, Sarek and Amanda, two of the most loved supporting characters in Star Trek.

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