Torture, industrial strife, social and economic inequality, massive privilege in the face of poverty, led poisoning: these are the issues and themes behind the Star Trek third season episode The Cloud Minders.
This was another example of a story rewritten to soften the author, in this case David Gerrold’s, initial message expressing sympathy for a slave class and it is poorer for it. That said it has some interesting ideas and some eye-catching designs. Not least of which is the Stratos cloud city based on the designs of the legendary Matt Jeffries.
In this episode of Whom Pods Destroy – A Star Trek Discussion Podcast Graham, Derek and Terry have a really good chin-wag about this episode’s ups and downs. And of course its problematic female characters and the situations in which they find themselves. There’s also some more slagging of Fred Freiburger.
Listen to the podcast via the player above or subscribe via Apple Podcasts at:
For non iTunes podcatchers the feed is:
Contact the team via Twitter at:
Alternatively by e-mail at: