Spocklight: A Star Trek Podcast
Episode 51: Star Trek Prodigy Season 1, Part 1 Spoiler Special (w/ David Trumble)

Episode 51: Star Trek Prodigy Season 1, Part 1 Spoiler Special (w/ David Trumble)

November 13, 2022

Regular guest, David Trumble, returns to the podcast fresh from completing his work as a Story Artist on new Henry Selick stop motion animation, Wendell & Wild (now available on Netflix), to discuss Star Trek’s first foray into Children’s Animation in many a year (almost 50 in fact!), Star Trek: Prodigy.

 

We praise the show for being the boldest entry in the new Star Trek TV Universe thus far, compare it with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, marvel at the dense plots packed into these shorter episodes, and discuss doing fan service right.

 

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David can be found at @Drumble 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/

Huge thanks to Russell Honeywell for post production sound support 

Episode 50: Star Trek The Motion Picture Director’s Edition in 4K Reaction

Episode 50: Star Trek The Motion Picture Director’s Edition in 4K Reaction

October 13, 2022

For the 50th episode of our main mission we return to where it all began for our little podcast - Star Trek: The Motion Picture! This time the Spocklight Crew beam down to The Prince Charles Cinema in London to watch the 4K restoration of Robert Wise’s Directors Edition of the film, giving their thoughts before and after the screening. We discuss the relationships between the core trio of Kirk, Spock and McCoy and why they need each other, speculate how different things could have been if this had been the Enterprise’s final voyage, look forward to another potential Directors edition of a later Trek film, explore the deleted scenes and unbox Paul’s own 5-disc Box Set of the complete Adventure.

 

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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 sound post production support assistance

Episode 49: Star Trek Picard Season 2 Spoiler Special (w/ Sophie Petzal)

Episode 49: Star Trek Picard Season 2 Spoiler Special (w/ Sophie Petzal)

October 1, 2022

We're joined by returning guest, TV Writer extraordinaire, Sophie Petzal (Blood, Hollington Drive), to discuss (and in Sophie's case - tear apart) the second season of Star Trek: Picard as we play the game again, analysing everything from Jurati's sudden bout of non-consensual singing to THAT hug. All this, a pre-prepared statement on the season from Empire Magazine and the Pilot TV Podcast's James Dyer and much, much more await you so...ENGAGE!

 

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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

Spocklight At the Movies 27: The Muppets Take Manhattan (w/ Professor Elemental & Hattie Snooks)

Spocklight At the Movies 27: The Muppets Take Manhattan (w/ Professor Elemental & Hattie Snooks)

August 16, 2022

Together again with two returning Guests as we’re joined by Muppets Superfan, Professor Elemental, and Muppets Sceptic, Hattie Snooks, to dissect The Muppets Take Manhattan starring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Rizzo the Rat, Gonzo and more importantly Star Trek alumni, Gates McFadden!

 

We outline our personal histories with The Muppets before discussing McFadden’s dual roles in front of the camera as Mr. Price’s Secretary and behind the camera as the Choreographer of the film. Plus, Liam makes his case for Miss Piggy being a Feminist icon, we discuss what appears to be a Muppets caste system, the joy of seeing a Childrens movie set in the scuzzy New York of the 80s and Hattie raises her objection to the seminal Muppet Babies dream sequence.

 

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You can find Professor Elemental @prof_elemental on Twitter and more information about his upcoming gigs and tours at www.professorelemental.com and you can find Hattie @hattiesnooks on Twitter and Instagram

 

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

 

 

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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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 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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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 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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You can find Scott @TiberiusHardy and Spy Hards @SpyHards 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 

 

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 

 

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 

Huge thanks to Russell Honeywell for post production support

 

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