Episode 28 – The Cloud Minders

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 slave class and it is poorer for it. That said it has some interesting ideas and some eye-catching designs. Not least of which is the Stratos cloud city based on the designs of the legendary Matt Jeffries.

In this episode of Whom Pods Destroy – A Star Trek Discussion Podcast Graham, Derek and Terry have a really good chin-wag about this episode’s ups and downs. And of course its problematic female characters and the situations in which they find themselves. There’s also some more slagging of Fred Freiburger.

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Episode 27 – The Way To Eden (Yeah Brother)

There are few things that Star Trek fans 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 episodes of The Original Series, there is usually something to find worthy of analysis and discussion.

In this episode of Whom Pods Destroy Terry, Derek and Graham dig a little deeper into this episode and ask is it really as bad as people say?

Episode 26 – Janice Rand

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 time during production. The panel discuss the impact and influence of the character and speculate as to what Star Trek would have been had she remained as part of the Enterprise ensemble.

Apologies for some of the clipping in this episode.

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Episode 25 – Charlie X

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 in contemporary society.

Apologies for some of the clipping in this episode.

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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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