Spocklight: A Star Trek Podcast
Spocklight At the Movies 26: Sunshine

Spocklight At the Movies 26: Sunshine

July 24, 2022

In the latest edition of ‘Spocklight at the Movies’ we examine Danny Boyle & Alex Garland’s 2007 Sci-Fi epic, Sunshine, featuring Star Trek: Discovery’s Michelle Yeoh, as just one of the glittering ensemble cast, that also includes Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Mark Strong, Rose Byrne and Benedict Wong.

 

We discuss the fact that Danny Boyle was willing to let Yeoh play any role she wanted and wonder why she chose the comparatively small role of the ship’s Botanist, question whether it was his role of Mace that got Chris Evans the part of Captain America and reveal how Cillian Murphy shadowed Brian Cox (no, not that one) to get into his lead role as the Ship’s Physicist, Capa.

 

We also heap praise on John Murphy’s incredible score and list it’s many uses in other film & television since it’s release, look back over Alex Garland’s impressive career and check out what else Michelle Yeoh was doing in 2007.

 

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Huge thanks to Russell Honeywell for post production support

Supplemental 20: The Worlds of Gene Roddenberry

Supplemental 20: The Worlds of Gene Roddenberry

June 26, 2022

For our very special 100th Podcast, Liam and Matt explore Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry’s various attempts to move away from Starfleet during the 1970s with four sadly unsuccessful Pilot episodes:

 

Genesis II (1973)

The Questor Tapes (1974)

Planet Earth (1974)

Spectre (1977)

 

We review the shows and decide whether we would have given the greenlight for a series for each in turn if we’d been the studio execs back in the day while also attempting to answer whether any of these concepts could have become as culturally significant as Trek itself.

 

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Huge thanks to Russell Honeywell for post production support

Episode 48: Year of Hell (w/ Agent Scott from the Spy Hards Podcast)

Episode 48: Year of Hell (w/ Agent Scott from the Spy Hards Podcast)

May 31, 2022

We’re joined by Agent Scott from the Spy Hards Podcast to declassify Star Trek: Voyager 2-Parter, Year of Hell.

 

Scott tells us how he was a Star Trek fan from birth and why he’s fallen out of love with the franchise in recent years. Then we break down this iconic 2-Parter, as we praise Kurtwood Smith’s guest Villain performance and Janeway’s constant badassery, while discussing the original plan to make this story a full season arc and what that could have looked like.

 

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

 

Huge thanks to Russell Honeywell for post production support

On Screen 4: Frasier (w/ David Trumble)

On Screen 4: Frasier (w/ David Trumble)

April 13, 2022

Our most frequent Guest, Netflix Animation Story Supervisor, David Trumble, returns to Spocklight once again, this time to discuss everyone’s favourite Radio Psychiatrist, Frasier, specifically Season 11, Episode 3 - The Doctor is Out, guest starring Sir Patrick Stewart.

 

David opens up as to how he and his own Brother, related to the Frasier/Niles sibling rivalry growing up and what happened when he met Niles himself, David Hyde Pierce, as well as joining us to analyse the episode in-depth and how well it's aged in the two decades since it originally aired. 

 

We also chat the abundance of Star Trek connections in the show in general thanks to Trek and Frasier both being filmed on the Paramount lot and run through our favourite moments from the classic Sitcom. 

 

In the words of Dr. Frasier Crane: "I'm Listening..." and we suggest you do the same. 

 

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You can find Natalie Parks excellent retrospective analysis of the episode here: https://25yearslatersite.com/2021/01/12/the-doctor-is-out-and-frasier-cranes-date-with-jean-luc-picard/?fbclid=IwAR0OSOOD2YRMIWwOJPmOrR_k7mf1g-pvQl1rWgpBEixdOuX9qMfju8vrSSo 

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/

Huge thanks to Russell Honeywell for post production support on sound

Spocklight At the Movies 25: 15 Minutes (w/ Tom Salinsky from The Best Pick Movie Podcast)

Spocklight At the Movies 25: 15 Minutes (w/ Tom Salinsky from The Best Pick Movie Podcast)

March 31, 2022

We're joined by Tom Salinsky of the wonderful Best Pick podcast to explore a film that almost definitely didn't win any Academy Awards, 2001 Cop Action Thriller Satire, 15 Minutes, starring Robert De Niro, Ed Burns and our focus Captain Benjamin Sisko himself, Avery Brooks. 

 

We discuss the abundance of Star trek connections within the film including a cameo from a young Anton Yelchin, as well as supporting roles for Kelsey Grammer and Kim Cattrall, argue that Brooks should have been Co-lead rather than Ed Burns and analyse the satirical bent of the film. 

 

In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes...and Spocklight will discuss a film called 15 Minutes for over an hour. 

 

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You can find Tom @tomsalinsky on Twitter and you can find more information regarding his podcast and their brand new Book at https://bestpickpod.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 

 

Huge thanks to Russell Honeywell for post production support

Supplemental 19: Ambush (w/ Greg Lock, Thomas Saville & David Trumble)

Supplemental 19: Ambush (w/ Greg Lock, Thomas Saville & David Trumble)

February 27, 2022

In a very special episode dedicated to new Star Trek Fan Production, Ambush, we’re joined by the Writer/Director of the film, Greg Lock, alongside Cinematographer, Editor and visual effects supremo, Thomas Saville and David Trumble who plays Terik in the film. We discuss the origins and inspirations behind the film, the pre-production and filming process, the difficulties of making a fan production in the midst of the announcement of new guidelines, and even the truth behind the 24 fan film that never was.

 

Listen to how this pseudo sequel to classic Original Series episode, Balance of Terror, came about then go watch the film itself at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uG1o4en19Q&t=189s 

 

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Huge thanks to Russell Honeywell for post production support

 

On Screen 3: Futurama

On Screen 3: Futurama

February 16, 2022

Good News Everyone! This episode, the Spocklight crew take a deep dive into the world of Matt Groening's Futurama as we tackle Star Trek Original Series reunion episode, Where No Fan Has Gone Before. 

 

PLUS! Stick around at the end of the episode for a special sneak preview of new Star Trek Fan Production, Ambush. 

 

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You can watch Ambush in full right now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uG1o4en19Q

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

Huge thanks to Russell Honeywell for post production support

 

 

Episode 47: Star Trek Lower Decks Season Two Retrospective

Episode 47: Star Trek Lower Decks Season Two Retrospective

January 27, 2022

The Spocklight crew go back to where they belong - Lower Decks, as we review the second season of the adult animated comedy of the Star Trek Universe. We trace the various character arcs over the season and discuss that cliffhanger in-depth whilst speculating what awaits for Season 3 and the future of the show but will Liam make good on his threat to not appear for episodes covering Lower Decks after his disdain for the first season or will he be won over and end up low-key loving the show like Matt?! Take the turbolift back to the floor with us and listen now to find out!

 

WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS FULL SPOILERS FOR STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS SEASON 2!

 

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Huge thanks to Russell Honeywell for post production support

 

 

Episode 46: Macrocosm (w/ Sophie Petzal)

Episode 46: Macrocosm (w/ Sophie Petzal)

January 3, 2022

Liam and Matt are joined by Writer of Channel 5’s Blood and ITV’s Hollington Drive, Sophie Petzal, to discuss Star Trek Voyager episode, Macrocosm

 

Sophie tells us why this was a pivotal Trek episode for her growing up, Liam makes the case that Kate Mulgrew deserved a better action adventure after clearly spending plenty of time in the gym for the episode and Matt Criticises the flashback structure of the story.

 

We also get to hear the behind the scenes stories of bringing Blood and Hollington Drive to the small screen from Sophie, as well as her thoughts on Star Trek Discovery and Picard. 

 

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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 

 

Huge thanks to Russell Honeywell for post production support

Episode 45: Hollow Pursuits (w/ Hattie Snooks)

Episode 45: Hollow Pursuits (w/ Hattie Snooks)

December 8, 2021

Singer/Songwriter and Star of one-woman musical, The Geek Shall Inherit, Hattie Snooks, joins us to discuss all things Reginald Barclay as we analyse Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, Hollow Pursuits.

 

We discuss fan reaction to the episode and the character of Barclay, examine the psychological reasons behind his Holodeck fantasies and pick apart the realities of what working with the TNG crew would actually be like. All that, plus a live rendition of the opening song from Hattie’s show, all about the man of the hour himself - Reginald Barclay

 

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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 

 

Huge thanks to Russell Honeywell for post production support

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