Spocklight: A Star Trek Podcast
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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You can find Stephen @StephenTrumble on Twitter and his great Podcast, 50 Uses for the word Love @50Uses on Twitter and @50usesforthewordlove on Instagram

 

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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

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

 

Spocklight At the Movies 14: Death Wish 3 (w/ Daryl & Jeanette from Sudden Double Deep)

Spocklight At the Movies 14: Death Wish 3 (w/ Daryl & Jeanette from Sudden Double Deep)

January 15, 2020

New York... a city pushed to the edge. People pushed to the limit. And no one's got the guts to stop them… apart from Spocklight at the Movies! This episode, we’re covering ‘Death Wish 3’ (Star Trek connection: Marina Sirtis) with Daryl and Jeanette from smashing film podcast, Sudden Double Deep.

 

Liam decries the gleefully sadistic Death Wish 2, gets nostalgic for the videostore era, wonders how 64-year-old Charles Bronson's punches somehow rivals Superman's and chats up our recent trip to actually SEE Marina Sirtis in the brilliant play, Dark Sublime.

 

Matt is delighted with sightings of a young Alex Winter and a ridiculous plunger wielding punk, can't help but compare the main villain to Gob Bluth and discusses some of the many problematic details surrounding Sirtis' role as 'Maria'

 

And guests Daryl and Jeanette provide their expert knowledge on the history of Canon Films, wince at the iffy white saviour tropes, ill-conceived rape scene and depictions of extreme class warfare... and mostly try to work out where all the money was spent.

 

Join us as we collectively lose our shit and get ever more hysterical at this borderline parody of a movie, complete with cartoonish kills, western-style shootouts, deadly Home Alone traps and the funniest explosion in film history then head straight over to the Sudden Double Deep feed to hear Liam and Matt guesting on their ‘Kingdom of the Spiders’ episode starring William Shatner himself.

 

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You can find more information about Daryl and Jeanette's brilliant Film podcast, Sudden Double Deep @SDDFilmPodcast on Twitter. 

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

Spocklight At the Movies 13: Star Wars The Force Awakens (w/ Derek Arnold)

Spocklight At the Movies 13: Star Wars The Force Awakens (w/ Derek Arnold)

January 6, 2020

Star Wars Puppeteer, Derek Arnold, beams up to discuss his work on The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi, Solo and The Rise of Skywalker, as well as joining the Spocklight crew for an in-depth analysis of Episode VII itself.

 

Hear Derek’s very personal take on the film and the Star Wars franchise itself as he regales us with behind the scenes stories of bringing the Luggabeast, the Thala Siren, Vober Dand, the Nightwatcher Worm and many more to life.

 

 

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Spocklight At the Movies 12: Christmas Eve

Spocklight At the Movies 12: Christmas Eve

December 23, 2019

In the second ever Spocklight Christmas Special, we go to desperate measures to bring you Trek-based festive content, by covering ‘Christmas Eve’ starring Sir Patrick Stewart.

 

Liam dives into the formidable trend of faith based cinema, tries his best to stick up for the magnetic screen presence of Sir Patrick and gushes about he and Matt’s shared love for The Killers Christmas singles

 

Paul admits his admiration for two of the worst/best characters in the movie, is stunned by the hugely pervy, creepo photographer character and is forced to drop a never before seen (if not-so-surprising) final star rating

 

While Matt talks the sudden rise of recent cheesy Christmas movies given free reign by streaming services and is left confused by the wildest post-credits scene ever.

 

Put your feet baby (and listen to our latest episode), it’s Christmas Time!

 

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Episode 31: The Motion Picture 40th Anniversary Special

Episode 31: The Motion Picture 40th Anniversary Special

December 7, 2019

Liam, Matt and Paul return to the beginning of the Spocklight adventure for the 40th anniversary of ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ as we dive into the 2001 Director’s edition of the film to find out, once and for all, if there truly is no comparison.

 

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Episode 30: The Next Generation Revisited (w/ Alex Petrovic & Joe Foster from This Thing On?)

Episode 30: The Next Generation Revisited (w/ Alex Petrovic & Joe Foster from This Thing On?)

November 30, 2019

We’re joined by Trek newbies, Alex Petrovic and Joe Foster from awesome comedy podcast, ‘This Thing On?’, as we revisit Star Trek: The Next Generation with Liam, Matt and Paul picking an episode each to showcase the appeal of TNG.

 

We’ll be discussing the episodes (episode numbers as per Netflix):

 

Sins of the Father (Season 3, Episode 17)

The Drumhead (Season 4, Episode 21)

The Inner Light (Season 5, Episode 25)

 

Hear us talk VCR board games, a fat-shaming Nursemaid, the continuing political relevance of The Drumhead, whether Worf should have picked someone a bit harder than Picard for his cha’DIch and the history between those two characters, while Alex relates being a Romulan spy to playing for Nottingham Forest football club and tells us of his fateful meeting with Sir Patrick Stewart himself.

 

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You can find Alex @am_petrovic on Twitter and @apetrovic88 on Instagram, while Joe is available on Instagram @joe.foster.comedian and you can find more information about their awesome podcast, This Thing On? at https://audioboom.com/channel/this-thing-on

 

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 

 

 

Spocklight At the Movies 11: Robin Hood: Men in Tights (w/ Rich Wilson)

Spocklight At the Movies 11: Robin Hood: Men in Tights (w/ Rich Wilson)

November 12, 2019

We’re joined by comedian & host of the ‘Insane in the Men Brain’ Podcast, Rich Wilson, for our most sprawling and epic episode yet, talking everything from class representation in media, the importance of diversity, incel culture, classic comedy and... oh yeah, 1993's ‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights’

 

Liam examines how the gentle tone of early Mel Brooks' movies often make up for some of their more dated humour, thanks Sir Patrick Stewart's cameo appearance in Men in Tights for saving the movie and uncovers forgotten Frankie Howard flick, ‘Up the Chastity Belt’ complete with camp Robin Hood on his research deep dive.

 

Matt attempts to break down the various eras of the spoof genre, feels vindicated when 1998's 'Mafia' turns out to be a real movie after all and tells the story of his childhood stage acting debut and his own experience as a 'man in tights'.

 

While guest star, Rich Wilson tells us how his podcast encourages men to talk more openly about mental health & toxic masculinity, recalls the unique experience of seeing Star Trek: The Motion Picture at the tender age of 7 and pays loving tribute to frequent Mel Brooks collaborator, Madeline Kahn.

 

"BUT BACK TO MEN IN TIGHTS!" became the catchphrase of this episode. How does a chat about such a silly spoof lead to a full blown dissection of modern media taking in The Sopranos, Joker, Tony Hancock, Michael Jackson, Breaking Bad, Curb your Enthusiasm, the films of Guy Ritchie and much, much more? Hmm, let me see the script! For the rest of you, download now to find out.

 

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You can find Rich at @IamRichWilson on Twitter and Instagram where you can find more information on his wonderful podcast, ‘Insane in the Men Brain’.

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