Episode 53 – The Enterprise Incident. A tribute to DC Fontana

The Enterprise Incident
The Enterprise Incident: A classic sixties spy caper in which Kirk & Spock set up a sting operation to relieve the Romulans of one of their secret cloaking devices… or do they?

Scriptwriter, script editor and script doctor. Dorothy Fontana was one of the founding talents of the original series of Star Trek. Without her vision, skill, creativity and talent, Star Trek would not be what it is today.

In this episode of Whom Pods Destroy, Graham, Derek and Terry mark her recent passing with a discussion on The Enterprise Incident. A classic episode from the third season, written by DC Fontana which conceivably still echoes as far as Star Trek: Picard which was released this week.

Episode 41 – Funky Griffin Guy

We are delighted to be bringing you our first (and perhaps only) podcast on Star Trek: The Animated Series.

On this edition of Whom Pods Destroy we look forward to the new series of Star Trek: Discovery by focussing on “Yesteryear”: a superb exploration of the history and character of Spock written by the incomparable Dorothy Fontana.

We also take a moment to reflect on the Animated Series in general its qualities and what it left behind. It also gives us a chance to share this absolute banger with you.

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 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 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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