Whom Pods Destroy – 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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Whom Pods Destroy – 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.

Whom Pods Destroy – 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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Whom Pods Destroy: The Devil In The Dark

The Devil In The Dark was Leonard Nimoy’s favourite episodes and is much loved by many fans to this day. In this episode of Whom Pods Destroy, Terry, Derek and Graham explore the story, themes and characters that make this an enduring classic and one of the best examples of Star Trek.

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Whom Pods Destroy: A Piece Of The Action and Patterns Of Force

In terms of aesthetic, A Piece Of The Action and Patterns Of Force are two of the most iconic episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series but are they any good?

In this episode of Whom Pods Destroy Derek, Terry and Graham talk about these two second season episodes. We speculate as to what, if anything, they were trying to say culturally and politically. We also examine Patterns Of Force’s very specific contribution to fan fiction.

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Whom Pods Destroy: Prime Directive, Cargo Cults & Village People

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The Prime Directive: a super-trope that has been the effective source of dramatic tension for a host of Star Trek episodes.

In this edition of Whom Pods Destroy, Terry, Graham and Derek look at the genesis of the non-interference rule and pick out some good and not so good examples of Starfleet’s most important law.

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Whom Pods Destroy: Errand of Mercy and Day of the Dove

kirkandkor3After our broad discussion on Klingons from the original series of Star Trek in Episode 5, we look at two classic Klingon TOS episodes: Errand of Mercy and Day of the Dove.

Errand of Mercy is one of our favourite episodes of TOS and we examine the rich plot that would probably fill an entire story arc if it were a modern TV show. We also talk about the Organians and speculate as to the nature of Kirk’s relationship with Kor.

Being a third season episode we were a little more cautious about Day of the Dove. However, we were more than pleasantly surprise by this episode and found much that relates to the times that we live in now.

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Whom Pods Destroy: Original Series Klingons

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Join Terry, Derek and Graham on an epic journey through the Klingons of Star Trek The Original Series and subsequent movies.

The guys discuss the three big Klingon characters of TOS: Kor, Kang & Koloth and compare them to their ridged compatriots in the movies such as Kruge, Gorkon, Chang and co. They ask if there is any connections with post TOS Klingons and if the stories told featuring these Klingons resonate today. The conversation also diverts to a quick chat on the Klingon D7 ships and the Italian space opera Star Crash.

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Whom Pods Destroy: 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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Whom Pods Destroy: 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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