Episode 21: Enterprise (w/ Greg Lock)

May 9, 2018

We head into the cultural nexus that was 2001 and question whether or not this show was simply too ahead of its time... obviously excluding that theme tune. It's Star Trek: Enterprise!

This month we’re joined by returning podcast guest, Greg Lock, Director of upcoming Star Trek fan film, ‘Ambush’ to discuss series Pilot, ‘Broken Bow’ and Greg’s own mystery episode pick but what instalment of Enterprise will he choose to convince Liam, Matt and Paul that the show is worth exploring further? Just how morally grey does this iteration of Trek get? What Super Nintendo character did the Xindi remind Paul of? Why is Porthos the dog the true MVP of the show? The answers to all this will be revealed as we TRULY go back to the very beginning... You know, timeline wise.

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

 

 

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Episode 20: Voyager (w/ Sophie Morris)

April 11, 2018

Flung through space to the other side of the galaxy, this crew are facing one hell of a bumpy road trip home. It's Star Trek: Voyager!

This  month we’re joined by friend of the show, Sophie Morris, to discuss series Pilot, ‘Caretaker’ as well as Sophie’s own mystery guest pick but what episode will she choose to convince Liam, Matt and Paul that the show is worth exploring further? Do classic Sci-Fi shows reduce women to numbers? Does so-called “Bad Boy” Tom Paris have any real edge whatsoever? What cartoon masterpiece does Matt compare Voyager to? Is a logical rule obeying Vulcan really the best choice for an undercover spy? Is Janeway's hair falling out of place her version of the classic Kirk shirt rip? The answers to all this and more await you as the Spocklight crew find themselves 75 years away from home.

 

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Supplemental 9: Interview with Roger Lay Jr.

March 26, 2018

In a special episode, Spocklight presents an in-depth interview with the man behind bringing Star Trek: The Next Generation’ and ‘Enterprise’ to Blu-Ray, Roger Lay Jr.

Hear how Roger went from Trek fan to Trek creator, pursuing a desire to bring back the ambitious, multi-part documentary format to home video resulting in 'The Genesis Effect: Engineering the Wrath of Khan', 'Star Trek: The Journey to the Silver Screen', 'The Roddenberry Vault' and many more.

We also talk his beginnings at USC and how interning on hit sitcom, ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ led to him producing his first documentary at 21 years of age chronicling Ray Romano’s return to the stand up circuit for HBO.

All that and how he got William Shatner himself to voice a talking plant in his latest project for Netflix, an adaptation of Bruce Coville’s classic childrens book, ‘Aliens Ate My Homework’ and his future hopes for 4K versions of the original Trek Movies and a DS9 Blu-Ray release. 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Episode 19: Deep Space Nine (w/ Alice Farrant)

March 8, 2018

 

From starship to space station, Picard to Sisko - we discover what else is new as we unpack another fascinating chapter of the Star Trek franchise. It's Deep Space Nine!

This month we’re joined by passionate fan of DS9, Alice Farrant, to discuss series Pilot, ‘Emissary’ as well as Alice’s own mystery Guest pick but what episode will she choose to convince Liam, Matt and Paul that the show is worth exploring further? Is Avery Brooks as damn fine an Actor as Sir Patrick Stewart turned out to be? Who was Alice’s biggest Trek crush? Did ‘The Secret World of Alex Mack’ really exist or is it just a creation of Matt’s frenzied imagination? Was Odo friendzoned by Kira and do we even agree with the use of that problematic term? The answers to all this and more await you so (insert catchphrase here) and come with us as we discover if DS9 ever really did go anywhere after all.

 

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

 

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Supplemental 8: The Vision of Trek (w/ Paul Sng)

February 22, 2018

On a very special episode of Spocklight, Liam, Paul and Matt are joined by Director of ‘Sleaford Mods: Invisible Britain’, ‘Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle’ and the forthcoming ‘Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché’, Paul Sng, to discuss if Star Trek Creator, Gene Roddenberry’s utopian vision of the future is actually possible and if it is, how on earth do we get there from where the world and society is right now?

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

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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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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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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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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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