Episode 4: Kirksplaining – Artificial Intelligence and Androids in Star Trek The Original Series

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The portrayal of Artificial intelligence and Androids in Star Trek: The Original Series are the subject of the latest edition of Whom Pods Destroy.

Terry, Graham and Derek discuss the numerous references to AI and artificial life from mass society micro management machines to transference of consciousness into an android body to merging with a sentient mechanised life-form and to an starship computer with a sense of humour.

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Episode 3: What Are Little Girls Made Of? and The Ultimate Computer

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Terry, Graham and Derek are delighted to be back for our third episode of Whom Pods Destroy. In this edition we discuss the Season 1 episode What Are Little Girls Made Of? and the second season’s The Ultimate Computer.

Both episodes are largely concerned with artificial intelligence and the panel consider such issue tat arise such has humanities relationship with the machine and to what extent we are diminished or improved by technology. They also celebrate some stellar performances from Ted Cassidy, William Marshall and of course Sherry Jackson.

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Episode 2: What does God need with a starship?

 

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The existence of God or god like entities, the role of religion, and a preoccupation of a creator have often been a feature in The Original Series and movies of Star Trek . In our second episode, Terry Duffelen, Derek Mantle and Graham Sibley discuss God, the creator, and religion in Star Trek and ask if the show had a consistent message on these weighty topics.

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Episode 1: The Cage and Where No Man Has Gone Before

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Our first ever podcast kicks off with a discussion on the two pilot episodes of Star Trek: The Cage and Where No Man Has Gone Before.

Host Terry Duffelen, joined by Derek Mantle and Graham Sibley, explore these two pivotal episodes, compare the differences between the two, examine the various characters and appreciate the aesthetic.

Graham also posits a theory about Kirk’s relationship with his friend Gary Mitchell. Did Mitchell’s demise somehow affect Kirk even more profoundly than grieving the death of a friend?

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