Spocklight: A Star Trek Podcast
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

Episode 44: The Star Trek Draft

Episode 44: The Star Trek Draft

November 16, 2021

Liam, Matt and Paul reunite round the mic for the first time since March 2020 for this very special Star Trek Draft episode of Spocklight as we each pick our own Starship, Crew and Villain to create a brand new Trek movie/TV Pilot storyline. 

 

BUT who will emerge victorious?! Dear Listener, it's up to you! Once you've listened to the episode, head straight over to @spocklightpod on Twitter to vote for your favourite pitch!

 

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Spocklight At the Movies 24: Green Room (w/ Chris Hewitt from Empire Magazine)

Spocklight At the Movies 24: Green Room (w/ Chris Hewitt from Empire Magazine)

October 28, 2021

In a special Halloween episode of Spocklight, Empire Magazine stalwart, Chris Hewitt, returns to the podcast to examine Jeremy Saulnier’s 2015 Horror-Thriller, Green Room, starring Patrick Stewart and Anton Yelchin.

 

We break down the movie asking the big questions - Did Tad deliberately send The Ain’t Rights to their doom? Would Darcy and his Neo-Nazi gang really have ever let the band go? Will Pat survive? Can Gabe be trusted? The answers to all these and much more await you as we run down our favourite siege movies and pick our Desert Island Bands.

 

Tell those Nazi Punks to f*ck off by downloading now!

 

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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

The Best of Spocklight (Vol. 1) - The Movies of Trek

The Best of Spocklight (Vol. 1) - The Movies of Trek

September 30, 2021

For our 5th anniversary travel back in time with us to the first year of Spocklight as we present a selection of the best moments from our Star Trek movie reviews and ranking with special guests Adam Johnston (The Composer of our theme tune and Host of The Pretending with Dice podcast), Greg Lock (Director of Star Trek Fan Film, Ambush), Tom Stock (Bass in Brightlight City), Stephen Trumble (Comedian and host of 50 Uses for the word Love), Ross Okoye (Founder of Ages Apparel), Eleanor Parker (Host of the Bygones podcast), Rebecca Shortall (Comedian), Tom Saville (Treehouse Digital) and Robert Sallin (Producer of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan).

 

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Spocklight At the Movies 23: Inside Moves

Spocklight At the Movies 23: Inside Moves

September 8, 2021

As part of our tributes to legendary Filmmaker, Richard Donner, who we had the honour of interviewing on the Podcast in 2017, we make good on our promise to him to watch and discuss what he considered to be one of his most unfairly overlooked movies, Inside Moves. 

 

We explore this 1980 hidden gem from Donner's filmography, praising the incredible lead performance from John Savage and examining the weighty themes that the film deals with - Depression, suicide, disabilities and the importance of friendship. 

 

Featuring excerpts from our interview with Dick, this is a celebration of a film that deserves a lot more eyes on it and a proper Blu-ray release in the UK so come join us for this very special episode, it will be one of the best moves you've ever made!

 

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Huge thanks to Russell Honeywell for post production support

Episode 43: Twilight (w/ Cam Smith from the SpyHards and Subspace Transmissions podcasts)

Episode 43: Twilight (w/ Cam Smith from the SpyHards and Subspace Transmissions podcasts)

August 22, 2021

With Paul waylaid by the possibility of football coming home, Liam and Matt welcome Cam Smith from the Spy Hards and Subspace Transmissions podcasts to discuss one of his favourite episodes of the often overlooked Star Trek series, Enterprise.

Cam tells us the origins of his Star Trek fandom and his own experiences of hosting panels at the Star Trek Las Vegas convention. Then we dissect Cam’s episode choice, Twilight, discussing the Archer/T’Pol relationship, the timey whimey concept of the story and the history of alternative timelines in the Star Trek universe
It’s been a long road getting from the last time we covered Enterprise on the podcast to here but the time is finally near, and all you have to do is stream or download this episode now!
 

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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 42: The City on the Edge of Forever (w/ Boyd Hilton from the Pilot TV Podcast)

Episode 42: The City on the Edge of Forever (w/ Boyd Hilton from the Pilot TV Podcast)

July 26, 2021

Boyd Hilton of Heat, Empire and Pilot TV, returns to the podcast to discuss iconic Star Trek episode, The City on the Edge of Forever, and his love of The Original Series in general whilst calling James Dyer a bellend a lot.

We break down the episode discussing the success of its emotional core, Harlan Ellison’s original vision, how the story went on to inspire many other Sci-Fi stories to come as far and wide as Alex Garland's Devs and 90s Nicholas Lyndhurst Sitcom, Goodnight Sweetheart, and Paul gives us the lowdown on the scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor thanks to previous guest, Roger Lay Jr’s Roddenberry Vault.

 

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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

The Richard Donner Interview: Tribute to a Legend

The Richard Donner Interview: Tribute to a Legend

July 10, 2021

Back in 2017 we sat down to interview the legendary Director of Superman, The Goonies, Lethal Weapon and The Omen, Richard Donner, who sadly passed away earlier this week at the grand old age of 91. To commemorate the great man we decided to re-release the Interview with a newly specially recorded tribute from ourselves.

 

Join us as Dick shares anecdotes and behind the scenes stories on the making of Superman: The Movie, The Goonies, Scrooged, his episodes of the Twilight Zone and even Lethal Weapon 4. We also delve into the complicated history of Superman II and Dick's eventual Director's cut as well as getting some, at the time, exclusive news from the man himself on the sadly never to be, Lethal Weapon Finale.

 

We would never be able to thank Dick enough for giving his time for us to interview him in such an in-depth manner, the man was a Legend, Dick Donner R.I.P. 

Spocklight At the Movies 22: Fast Five (w/ Petros Patsilivas)

Spocklight At the Movies 22: Fast Five (w/ Petros Patsilivas)

June 30, 2021

We’re joined by Petros Patsilivas of the Caged In Podcast for one last ride as we put the pod into 5th gear to tackle Fast Five or as it was known in the UK, Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist.

Liam explains how ‘Fast Five’ rejuvenated the series with the help of “Franchise Viagra” Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Matt dissects why the Furious films have become firm fan favourites while Fast & Furious Virgin, Paul, gives us his verdict on his first experience of the series and Guest, Petros shares his personal History with the film.

 

Ride or download now!

 

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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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