Episode 54: What are little girls made of? – Star Trek Picard

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Whom Pods Destroy is back for an extra length special podcast reflecting on Star Trek: Picard.

This ten-part CBS All Access series had more plot points than a Romulan attack fleet has torpedo tubes. Some of them stuck, some were planted presumably for Season 2 and some just didn’t really make sense to us.

That said, the series was an artful and authentic portrayal of the Star Trek universe, struggling to maintain its lofty ideals in wake of the Romulan supernova and attack on Mars. Picard and his motley band are a reflection of these troubled times for the Federation and Patrick Stewart once again proves a superb leader of the new ensemble.

Terry, Derek and Graham reflect on the latest Star Trek TV show, celebrate its successes, mourn its failures and scratch their heads at how Agnes manages to get away with murder.

Derek also finds a link with this latest series of Star Trek to an episode of the original series.

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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http://www.whompodsdestroy.com/feed/podcast

Or we’re on iTunes at:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/whom-pods-destroy/id1162286063

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twitter.com/whompodsdestroy

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garth@whompodsdestroy.com

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