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Episode 22: A Taste of Armageddon

A Taste of Armageddon

Wars being fought by computer really sounded like a great idea until this episode came along and ruined it. Instead of being shot or gassed or nuked, just walk into a spinning closet and you’re painlessly disintegrated! Such a civilized concept could have lasted forever if Kirk hadn’t shown up and started blasting everything is sight.

This episode is actually a pretty smart sci-fi concept, exploring the idea of warfare and its related deaths becoming so technical they become a mundane part of everyday life, neither feared nor avoided. The show also has one of the coolest classic Trek sets, with a computerized scanning station complete with spinning radar viewer. Not too shabby considering the less-than-stellar budgets of the ’60s.

Are you a casualty statistic? Are diplomats completely useless? Have you heard Spock tell Uhura to sit on a scantily-clad alien? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or send us an email at StarTrekQuest@gmail.com.

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A Taste of Armageddon Review

Episode 1: “Where No Man Has Gone Before”

In our first podcast, Victor, Kevin and Brian review the second Star Trek pilot and first episode starring Captain James T. Kirk (or should we say James “R.” Kirk??).

Why not start with the first pilot, “The Cage”? ¬†Simple. No Kirk, no Original Star Trek. End of story.

But don’t worry, Pike-lovers. We’ll get plenty of the pre-Kirk captain (plus some throbbing alien heads and green slave women) during the double-episode “The Menagerie,” so just have a little patience, OK?

This week, the TrekQuesters probe into the origins of the classic Star Trek universe , discussing a screaming Spock, a 200-year-old space trashcan, tin-foil contacts, and the lovely Yoeman Jones, er, we mean Yoeman Smith.  Sorry about that, Andrea Dromm.

Does absolute power corrupt absolutely? Could Kirk ever beat Spock in 3D chess? Do glowing silver eyes freak you out? Tell us what you think in the comments or send us an email at StarTrekQuest@gmail.com.

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