Episode 6: 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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Episode 5: 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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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 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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