Episode 21: 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 20: 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 19: 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 18: 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 17: 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 16: 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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Episode 15: No Win Scenarios

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 past and offers a preview of what to expect in forthcoming episodes of Whom Pods Destroy.

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Episode 14: The Galileo Seven

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 Mr Spock’s story arc. However, there is a lot more to take away from this: the role of Mr Boma, played by the brilliant Don Marshal and the existence, or otherwise, of Commissioner Ferris.

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Episode 13: The Doomsday Machine and the tragic end of Matt Decker

Join us for another episode of Whom Pods Destroy – A Star Trek discussion podcast.

On this edition Terry, Graham and Derek discuss the Original Series episode, The Doomsday Machine. This is the story of Commodore Matt Decker who, wracked with guilt at having lost the entire crew of his ship the USS Constellation to an horrific alien doomsday weapon is prepared to risk the lives of the Enterprise and prepared to sacrifice his own in order to atone for perceived error in judgment.

This episode is a contemporary warning abut the perils of weapons of mass destruction but also ripples thought the Star Trek franchise with links to Star Trek: The Motion Picture and, according to Graham at least, Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan.

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The good people of Trekyards did an episode on the Planet Killer which you may enjoy.

Episode 12: A Taste of Armageddon Pi

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 is yet another sizzling take from Graham, this time about the origins of Eminians.

Find out out more by listening to the latest edition of Whom Pods Destroy.

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