Whom Pods Destroy finally returns home after 5000 years to gather laurel leaves and pay homage to Apollo in the classic Star Trek: the Original Series episode Who Mourns for Adonais.
The is episode is a particular favourite in the pod but acknowledge that it’s not perfect. In particular, the relationship between Apollo (Michael Forrest) and the Enterprise’ Anthropologist, Carolyn Palamis (Leslie Parrish) bear close examination and is problematic.
This does not stop us from celebrating the performances of the actors and appreciating an episode where the supporting cast get a lot more than usual to do. Particularly Uhura.
Please note that this episode was recorded before the passing of Nichelle Nichols.
Hangin' with the Rockman, smokin' self-lighting cigarettes - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Terry, Graham and Derek return for another edition of Whom Pods Destroy: A Star Trek discussion podcast.
And what better time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country than with a discussion on Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
This is a much-maligned film and for good reason. But the is still much to enjoy about this film. In this episode, we reflect on its failures and triumphs and hopefully point the way to rehabilitate the film for Trekkies.
Hard to believe it ever happened - The Squire Of Gothos
Terry, Graham and Derek return for another episode of Whom Pods Destroy and after a slight meander return to its core topic: Star Trek The Original Series.
And we’ve selected a beauty to discuss: “The Squire Of Gothos” – featuring the seminal character Trelane, played by the immaculate William Campbell. We explore the episodes excellent production choices and links to the Next Generation episode “Encounter at Farpoint”.
Our latest podcast focusses on the classic, franchise saving Star Trek film – Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan.
This low budget classic remains a fan favourite and contains some of the most memorable scenes in all of Star Trek. Terry, Derek and Graham examine its themes and place in Star Trek lore. We also talk about its impact and legacy, not just in fandom but in the broader cinema industry.