Spocklight: A Star Trek Podcast
Episode 37: Message in a Bottle (w/ Felix Trench from Wooden Overcoats)

Episode 37: Message in a Bottle (w/ Felix Trench from Wooden Overcoats)

September 14, 2020

We're joined by Felix Trench, Star of Wooden Overcoats, the British Podcast award winning sitcom, to discuss 'Message in a Bottle' from Star Trek: Voyager and the birth of his own Trek fandom growing up in Belgium. 

 

We commiserate missing out on visiting Star Trek: The Experience when we were holidaying in Las Vegas back in 2007, laugh at the bizarre 80s trend of adapting ultraviolent action movies into kids cartoons, get excited by the prospect of a fight between Seven of Nine and B'Elanna, reveal that guest star, Andy Dick, is a case of dick by name, dick by nature and analyse the pivotal nature of this episode in the overarching arc of the series. 

 

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Episode 36: Trials and Tribble-ations (w/ Bob Fleming)

Episode 36: Trials and Tribble-ations (w/ Bob Fleming)

August 30, 2020

Bob Fleming of the Progtor Who and Trek this Out podcasts joins us to discuss one of his favourite Star Trek episodes, Deep Space Nine 30th Anniversary celebration, Trials and Tribble-ations.

 

We compare Trek's 30th Birthday celebrations with that of Doctor Who's, debate Quentin Tarantino's proposed big screen reimagining of The Original Series Gangster classic, 'A Piece of the Action', celebrate the "lads lads lads" of DS9, Bashir and O'Brien, enjoy the drunken trash talking going down in the Enterprise bar, while Liam shamefully fails to remember who Jerry Fielding is and talks up the importance of Sisko meeting Kirk on the bridge. 

 

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On Screen 2: Columbo (w/ Chris Hewitt from Empire Magazine)

On Screen 2: Columbo (w/ Chris Hewitt from Empire Magazine)

July 26, 2020

On our latest ‘On Screen’ episode we’re joined by The Empire Film Podcast host, Chris Hewitt, to discuss William Shatner’s 1976 guest appearance on classic Detective drama, Columbo.

Chris gives us an education in all things Columbo as we discuss the shambolic Detective’s status as a class warrior and the duality of the character, the history of the show, Shatner’s second guest star role in a later 1994 instalment and his sparkling chemistry with Peter Falk, a surprise appearance from Walter Koenig, the original ending of the episode and Leonard Nimoy’s earlier guest spot as the only villain evil enough to make Columbo mad!

But before all that, we pay tribute to the dearly departed Joel Schumacher.

 

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Episode 35: Picard Season One Retrospective (w/ Dan Thomas)

Episode 35: Picard Season One Retrospective (w/ Dan Thomas)

July 8, 2020

We finally take the time to examine the first season of Star Trek: Picard with the help of Comedian, Dan Thomas.

We discuss why this is the first proper binge era Star Trek show, the lack of memorable new characters, its positive approach to depicting Male friendships, the joy of seeing some old faces, Picard’s character development, and Liam makes an apology to Composer, Jeff Russo.

Engage!

 

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Spocklight At the Movies 16: The Day the Earth Stood Still (w/ Chris Johnston from Easy Riders Raging Podcast)

Spocklight At the Movies 16: The Day the Earth Stood Still (w/ Chris Johnston from Easy Riders Raging Podcast)

June 14, 2020

Black Lives Matter!

 

Before you get into the main section of this episode, we wanted to start with a special message from us here at Spocklight with a little help from Star trek: Discovery’s Ronnie Rowe Jnr. To make it clear where we stand. If you want to donate to the Black Lives Matter campaign, you can do so here:

 

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

 

And you can watch ‘Black Cop’ on Amazon Prime in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy and France or on Hulu in the United States.

 

In the main portion of this episode, we’re joined by returning guest, Chris Johnston, from ‘Easy Riders, Raging Podcast’, to analyse 1951 Sci-Fi classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still, directed by Robert Wise (Star Trek: The Motion Picture).

 

We discuss the links between the film’s philosophy and Gene Roddenberry’s own vision, compare it with the 2008 remake starring Keanu Reeves, lament the fact that the film’s messages are still so relevant almost 70 years later and much more.

 

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On Screen 1: Miami Vice

On Screen 1: Miami Vice

May 21, 2020

In our first podcast recorded since lockdown begun, the Spocklight crew gather together remotely to launch a whole new series of episodes focusing on Star Trek cast members appearances in various other television shows over the years beginning with George Takei’s guest spot on Miami Vice from 1987 (Season 3, Episode 20 - By Hooker by crook).

For one episode only Spocklight transforms into ‘Miami Voice’, as we praise Vice as an early precursor to today’s era of cinematic TV before moving on to a full retrospective of Director (and Vice executive producer), Michael Mann’s career.

Can you hear it coming in the air tonight? 

You will.

 

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Episode 34: Chain of Command (w/ James Dyer from Empire Magazine and the Pilot TV Podcast)

Episode 34: Chain of Command (w/ James Dyer from Empire Magazine and the Pilot TV Podcast)

April 6, 2020

Liam and Matt are joined by James Dyer of the Pilot TV Podcast and Empire Magazine to discuss classic Star trek: The Next Generation 2-Parter, Chain of Command.  

 

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Episode 33: The Best of Both Worlds (w/ Stephen Trumble)

Episode 33: The Best of Both Worlds (w/ Stephen Trumble)

March 22, 2020

Frequent Spocklight guest, Stephen Trumble, returns to the podcast to help us dissect the Season 3 Finale and the Season 4 Premiere of Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Best of Both Worlds Parts 1+2.

We make the argument for the classic 2-Parter being a Riker-centric story rather than a Picard-centric one, discuss the best and worst TV cliffhangers ever and (in what must be a first for any Star Trek podcast) sing the theme tune of 90s Snooker game show, Big Break.

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Spocklight At the Movies 15: Passenger 57 (w/ Sam Clements & Louise Owen)

Spocklight At the Movies 15: Passenger 57 (w/ Sam Clements & Louise Owen)

March 9, 2020

CRIPES, IT'S SNIPES! The Spocklight crew are betting on black as Liam and Paul are joined by Sam Clements & Louise Owen of the '90 Minutes or Less Film Fest' Podcast to dissect Wesley Snipes actioner, Passenger 57 (coming in with a lean and mean running time of 84 minutes), written by David Loughery (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier).

 

Liam is disappointed by the film seemingly restraining Snipes' natural charisma, Paul is amazed by the fact that despite the film only being 84 minutes long it could easily still be 20 minutes shorter, while Sam reveals the possible origins of the film's most memorable line, "Charles Rane is not insane!" and Louise is surprised that the movie might just pass the Bechdel test. 

 

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You can find Sam @sam_clements and Louise on Instagram @podclash while more information about their fantastic podcast, 90 Minutes or Less Film Fest, can be found at https://www.90minfilmfest.com/

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Episode 32: In the Pale Moonlight (w/ Andrew Keates)

Episode 32: In the Pale Moonlight (w/ Andrew Keates)

February 27, 2020

We welcome renowned Theatre Director, Andrew Keates, to the Spocklight bridge to discuss one of his favourite episodes of the Star Trek franchise, ‘In the Pale Moonlight’, from Deep Space Nine.

 

Andrew helps us unpick the homoerotic subtext to the episode, the political commentary of Deep Space Nine and Star Trek as Theatre, while also giving us the inside story on directing Marina Sirtis in hit Play, Dark Sublime.

 

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You can find Andrew on Twitter @andrewkeates and on Instagram @mrandrewkeates

You can find more information about Andrew’s Podcast, The Show People Podcast @ShowPeopleUk 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 

 

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