Episode 18: The Next Generation (w/ Sean McLoughlin, Stephen Trumble)

February 8, 2018

In 1987 TV changed forever as a bold new vision and a brand new cast took us where no show had been before. It’s time for the Spocklight crew to tackle ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’

This month we’re joined by returning Guest and Max Turner Prize winning Stand Up Comedian, Stephen Trumble, as well as fellow Stand Up, Sean McLoughlin, fresh from supporting Ricky Gervais on his International ‘Humanity’ tour, to discuss TNG Pilot, ‘Encounter at Far point’ as well as Stephen and Sean’s own mystery Guest picks. But what episodes will Stephen and Sean choose for Liam, Matt and Paul to convince them that the show is worth fully committing to? What’s Liam’s first ever memory of Star Trek? What’s Matt’s beef with the new Enterprise Bridge and Wesley Crusher? Does Paul really need any convincing where TNG is concerned? And is Patrick Stewart “A damn fine Actor” or just a “Grim bald crank? The answers to all this and more await you so Engage, Make it so and Download now!

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You can get all the latest news on Sean McLoughlin’s gig schedule at his official website: http://seanmcloughlincomedy.com

Sean also has his own Podcast, Heal your Wounds, which can be found on Itunes and @woundspod on Twitter.

Credit for our wonderful theme music goes to the incredibly talented, Adam Johnston’s, you can find more of his work at - https://adamjohnstonuk.bandcamp.com/

Our beautiful artwork was created by Stephen Trumble, see more at http://www.stephentrumble.com and you can watch his Max Turner Prize Winning Comedy set here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5qL8-xIXS8

 

 

 

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Supplemental 7: Interview with Adelaide Filippe

January 29, 2018

In a special episode of Spocklight, we sit down with ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Concept Designer, Adelaide Filippe, for an Exclusive Interview on how she helped bring Michael Burnham's EVA suit to life.

Adelaide takes us through her journey from Special Effects Make-up Designer on one of Matt’s old short films to her present work as a Concept Artist on recent Hollywood Blockbuster, Justice League, whilst giving her insider thoughts on that movie’s Amazonian costume controversy.

We also chat her work on various Marvel Studios flicks, the Star Wars and James Bond franchises and much, much more.

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To see Adelaide’s incredible concept art, head over to - https://www.adelaidefilippe.com/

Credit for our wonderful theme music goes to the incredibly talented, Adam Johnston’s, you can find more of his work at - https://adamjohnstonuk.bandcamp.com/

Our beautiful artwork was created by Stephen Trumble, see more at http://www.stephentrumble.com/

 

 

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Episode 17: The Animated Series

January 10, 2018

The Spocklight crew travel back to the 1970s as we take a look at everyone's least watched iteration of Trek in our continuing mission to analyse the franchise from a non-Trekkie perspective. It's The Animated Series!

As the boys watch series Pilot, 'Beyond the Farthest Star' and the Emmy award winning, 'How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth', Liam ponders how kids would have reacted to the animated equivalent of The Motion Picture, Paul notes how even in cartoon form, Shatner is still stealing the spotlight from his co-stars, while Matt thinks the shortened runtime makes the stories feel like they're 'all mission, all the time'

Misunderstood classic or a series of recycled shots of so called “animation”? Download now to find out!

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Credit for our wonderful theme music goes to the incredibly talented, Adam Johnston’s, you can find more of his work at - https://adamjohnstonuk.bandcamp.com/

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Episode 16: The Original Series (w/ David Trumble)

December 13, 2017

Phase 2 of the Spocklight mission to analyse Star Trek from a Non-Trekkie perspective has well and truly begun and following our detour into the world of Discovery we finally journey back to where it all started – ‘The Original Series’!

This month we’re joined by returning Guest, David Trumble, who tells us all about his current work at Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas with Robert Rodriguez, before we get into the nitty gritty of discussing both TOS Pilot episodes, ‘The Cage’ and ‘Where No Man Has Gone Before’, as well as David’s very own mystery Guest pick. But what episode will David choose for Liam, Matt and Paul to convince them that the show is worth fully committing to? Rustle yourself up a Mint Julep, download now and find out.

 

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Credit for our wonderful theme music goes to the incredibly talented, Adam Johnston’s, you can find more of his work at - https://adamjohnstonuk.bandcamp.com/

Our beautiful artwork was created by Stephen Trumble, see more at http://www.stephentrumble.com/

More information on this week's Guest, David trumble, and plenty of his beautiful artwork can be found at his website - 

http://www.trumbleart.co.uk/

 

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Supplemental 6: Interview with Richard Donner

December 5, 2017

In a very special episode, Liam, Matt and Paul are joined by legendary Director, Richard Donner, for an Exclusive interview.

Richard talks us through his illustrious career, from directing episodes of almost every classic American television show of the 50s, 60s and 70s to helming such iconic films as The Omen, Superman: The Movie, The Goonies and Lethal Weapon to his current Producing role.

But why doesn't Richard consider The Omen to be a Horror movie? How does he think that modern technology has changed blockbuster film-making? Will there ever be a sequel to The Goonies? Which of his movies does he consider to have been overlooked? Is Lethal Weapon 5 really happening?! The answers to all these questions and much more await you.

Download now and you'll believe a man can podcast.

 

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Credit for our wonderful theme music goes to the incredibly talented, Adam Johnston’s, you can find more of his work at - https://adamjohnstonuk.bandcamp.com/

Our beautiful artwork was created by Stephen Trumble, see more at http://www.stephentrumble.com/

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Episode 15: Discovery

November 8, 2017

WARNING! This episode contains full spoilers for the first two episodes of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ so if you’re waiting to binge and you care about spoilers come back and listen after you’ve watched ‘The Vulcan Hello’ and ‘Battle at the Binary Stars’.

It’s the beginning of Phase 2 of the Spocklight crew’s journey into the Star Trek universe from a Non-Trekkie perspective as we finally take on the TV Shows, starting with the latest iteration, ‘Star Trek: Discovery’.

Liam bemoans the loss of the female friendship at the centre of the new show and points out how we eerily predicted plot points in our crossover appearance on Adam Johnston’s 'Pretending With Dice' Podcast playing the new ‘Star Trek Adventures’ game from Modiphius. Paul is excited to see Trek taking risks and finds himself comparing Discovery with The Dark Crystal and Mass Effect. Whilst Matt gets blindsided by a big twist and wonders if the showrunners were taking cues from Doctor Who's treatment of story mythos and everyone struggles to engage with the bloody Klingons.

How relevant is Trek in today's TV landscape? Does it live up to its own legacy? Discover the answers by downloading our new episode now!

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Credit for our wonderful theme music goes to the incredibly talented, Adam Johnston’s, you can find more of his work at - https://adamjohnstonuk.bandcamp.com/

Our beautiful artwork was created by Stephen Trumble, see more at http://www.stephentrumble.com/

You can also hear all episodes of our 4-part podcast crossover with ‘Pretending with Dice’ over at https://pretendingwithdice.podbean.com

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Supplemental 5: Speculation for Star Trek 4

October 26, 2017

Join us as we discuss the fate of the next movie in the Kelvin timeline in our latest Supplemental episode.

Will Chris Hemsworth’s George Kirk beam back into the series from beyond the grave? Will Quentin Tarantino rein in his use of the N-word for the opportunity to direct a Trek movie? Will Karl Urban get his wish of exploring the McCoy family and could that mean a return of their famous Tennessee smoked baked beans to the franchise? Will JJ ever fulfil his commitment to Paramount? Will there ever even be another Star Trek movie?!

No answers but a ton of rambling speculation about these questions and more await you.

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Credit for our wonderful theme music goes to the incredibly talented, Adam Johnston’s, you can find more of his work at - https://adamjohnstonuk.bandcamp.com/

Our beautiful artwork was created by Stephen Trumble, see more at http://www.stephentrumble.com/

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Episode 14: The Movies - Ranked

October 11, 2017

The results are in! Join us (and long dead film critic Mr. Halliwell, beaming in from beyond the grave) as we rank all 13 Star Trek movies, based on our average combined scores.

Has watching all of the movies converted any of the Spocklight crew to the status of bonafide Trekkie? Is there really no comparison to ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’? Will Mr. Halliwell give ANY film in the series a single star? The Answers to all these questions and more can be found in this grand culmination of the first mission of the USS Spocklight.

 

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Credit for our wonderful theme music goes to the incredibly talented, Adam Johnston’s, you can find more of his work at - https://adamjohnstonuk.bandcamp.com/

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Supplemental 4: Interview with Robert Sallin

September 21, 2017

In a special episode to celebrate the 35th Anniversary re-release of 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' we're joined by the film's Producer, Robert Sallin, for an exclusive interview. 

Robert tells Liam, Paul and Matt how he went from directing over 2,000 commercials to producing what many consider to be the greatest Star Trek film ever made, talking them through his creative input into the iconic red uniforms, the monstrous Ceti Eels, Kirk's grand entrance and much, much more. 

We also delve into the rest of Robert's glittering Hollywood career, including directing Albert Finney in 'The Picasso Summer', winning the Grand Prix at the 1970 Venice film Festival for his classic Camay commerical, stepping in as the 2nd Unit Director on 'Assassins' for Richard Donner and more showbiz anecdotes than you can shake a Klingon at - Ridley Scott, Eddie Murphy, John Candy, they're all here. So strap in and get ready for your Kobayashi Maru, this is the big one.

 

As usual you can find SPOCKLIGHT on:

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Credit for our wonderful theme music goes to the incredibly talented, Adam Johnston’s, you can find more of his work at - https://adamjohnstonuk.bandcamp.com/

Our beautiful artwork was created by Stephen Trumble, see more at http://www.stephentrumble.com/

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Episode 13: Beyond (w/ Thomas Saville)

September 15, 2017

Rev those engines and cue up your classical music cause we're tellin’ y'all, it's Star Trek Beyond!

Liam bemoans the trend of pathetic lip service to gay characters in Hollywood Blockbuster cinema and wishes Kirk had kicked off the Beasties assault with a 'KICK IT!' Paul notices the sexual bias towards green women on the Enterprise and Matt chuckles at McCoy’s attempts at product placement and thinks Pine gives fantastic ‘getting battered’ face.

We’re also joined by Treehouse Digital’s Thomas Saville, the linchpin of Star Trek fan film, Ambush (Written and Directed by previous Guest, Greg Lock) as we journey to infini…we mean BEYOND!

 

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Discover more about the wonderful world of Treehouse Digital at http://www.treehousedigital.com/

More information on ‘Ambush’, can be found at – https://trekfanproductions.com/category/fan-production-blogs/ambush

Credit for our wonderful theme music goes to the incredibly talented, Adam Johnston’s, you can find more of his work at - https://adamjohnstonuk.bandcamp.com/

Our beautiful artwork was created by Stephen Trumble, see more at http://www.stephentrumble.com/

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