Spocklight: A Star Trek Podcast
Episode 27: The Original Series Revisited (w/ Jen Ives)

Episode 27: The Original Series Revisited (w/ Jen Ives)

April 18, 2019

We begin a revisitation of Trek TV by introducing The Original Series to special guest, Stand-Up Comedian, Jen Ives, by handpicking three episodes for her to watch. 

Liam presents his case for why 'The Corbomite Maneuver' truly sums up the mission statement of Star Trek, Paul enjoys the campy sets (and definitely the dresses) of 'Who Mourns for Adonais' and Matt loves the complex motivations fuelling Spock's actions in 'Journey to Babel'. While Jen is creeped out by McCoy, enjoys seeing the Spock family dynamic (especially thicc Sarek) and absolutely cannot handle these long running times. 

Make it a VERY Good Friday and join Spocklight and co back in the kitschy 60s heyday of sci-fi television, what better way is there to celebrate Easter?!

 

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You can find Jen @jenivescomedy on Twitter and her Musical Chairs Podcast @chairspod

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

Spocklight At The Movies 6: Showtime (w/ Boyd Hilton)

Spocklight At The Movies 6: Showtime (w/ Boyd Hilton)

March 26, 2019

It’s...SHOWTIME! We’re joined by Boyd Hilton of the Pilot TV Podcast and Heat Magazine to dissect the much maligned Robert De Niro/Eddie Murphy buddy cop satire as we ask the big questions: Why wasn’t William Shatner promoted from fleeting cameo to full co-star status? How did this film cost $85 million? And most importantly, was Deniro still sexy in 2002?!

 

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You can find Boyd @boydhilton on Twitter and the Pilot TV Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you catch your pods.

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 

Episode 26: Comics of Trek (w/ Professor Elemental)

Episode 26: Comics of Trek (w/ Professor Elemental)

March 8, 2019

Slap on your reading glasses and put your feet up as we dive into over fifty years worth of Star Trek comic book history with special guest, Professor Elemental.

 

Comics covered in this episode:

Star Trek #1 (Gold Key, October 1967)

Star Trek #18 (Marvel, February 1982)

Star Trek Annual #1 (DC, 1985)

Star Trek Annual #2 (DC, 1986)

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #1 (Marvel, December 1996)

Star trek: Early Voyages #1 (Marvel, February 1997)

Star trek: Countdown (IDW, 2009)

Star Trek vs Transformers #1 (IDW, September 2018)

 

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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

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

Spocklight At The Movies 5: Innerspace (w/ Nick de Semlyen from Empire Magazine)

Spocklight At The Movies 5: Innerspace (w/ Nick de Semlyen from Empire Magazine)

February 5, 2019

Join the Spocklight crew on a truly fantastic voyage with special guest, Empire magazine’s Nick de Semlyen, as we discuss the 1987 Joe Dante hidden classic, ‘Innerspace’, Starring Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan and Star Trek: Voyager's very own... Robert Picardo as ‘The Cowboy’!

Liam debates the outcome of a somewhat confused love triangle, Paul praises the now dearly departed Dick Miller, Matt recalls how seeing the film for the first time whilst in the grip of a delirious fever somehow made it even crazier, while our guest, Nick de Semlyen, tells us about his upcoming book, ‘Wild and Crazy Guys’, the Easy Riders, Raging Bulls of 80s comedy movies, as he contextualises the film within the cinematic era in which it was made. All this, plus a specially prepared statement from James Dyer of the Pilot TV Podcast.

Come and twist the night away with us and download now, whether you be big, small or microscopic.

Disclaimer: Slightly more echo than we would like on this record thanks to us being in a glass case of emotion. 

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You can find Nick @NickdeSemlyen on Twitter and more information about his forthcoming book, ‘Wild and Crazy Guys’ at https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/nick-de-semlyen/wild-and-crazy-guys/9781529015805

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 4: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (w/ Chris Johnston from ‘Easy Riders Raging Podcast’)

Spocklight At The Movies 4: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (w/ Chris Johnston from ‘Easy Riders Raging Podcast’)

January 22, 2019

In a special crossover episode with ‘Easy Riders, Raging Podcast’, we’re joined by its host, Chris Johnston, to discuss the 1978 remake of ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ as we scream and point our way through the Leonard Nimoy starring sci-fi classic.

And once you’ve listened to us be horrified by gloriously gory practical effects, explain why the Body Snatchers franchise is the sci-fi answer to ‘A Star is Born’ and praise a ‘Granny Slap’ for the ages, head over to the ‘Easy Riders, Raging Podcast’ feed on Saturday 26th January for Part 2 of our 1978 crossover special as we join Chris on his show to chat Paul Schrader’s directorial debut, ‘Blue Collar’.

 

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You can find ‘Easy Riders, Raging Podcast’ at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/easy-riders-raging-podcast/id1195855939

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 

 

 

 

The Spocklight Christmas Special

The Spocklight Christmas Special

December 21, 2018

Ho Ho Ho! The Spocklight crew gather round the open fire to chat the official (disclaimer: not official) Star Trek Christmas Movie…1999’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ starring Sir Patrick Stewart.

We also find time to run down the slim pickings of vaguely Christmassy Star Trek offerings, pitch our own ideas for a proper Christmas episode and rhapsodise about ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’ probably more than we should while we’re meant to be reviewing a different version of Charles Dickens classic.

So grab a glass of port and a bowl of smoking bishops as you join us for the first ever Spocklight Christmas Special!

Technical note: We apologise for some of the sound difficulties in this episode, please listen with Christmas spirit in your hearts and ears.

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You can find the full version of Captain Picard singing ‘Let it Snow’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiSn2JuDQSc&t=31s

 

Spocklight At The Movies 3: Unstoppable

Spocklight At The Movies 3: Unstoppable

December 6, 2018

On the latest episode of ‘Spocklight at the Movies’ we cover Chris Pine starring runaway train disaster thriller, ‘Unstoppable’, the last ever film to be directed by the late, great Tony Scott.

Come ride in the driver's seat as we question the morality of Pine’s protagonist, make comparisons with the true life tale the film is based on, praise the mountain of charisma that is Denzel Washington, debate the intended customer base of Hooters, take a detour into ‘Riverdale’ and explore Scott’s entire illustrious career movie by movie. All that and much, much more. 

 

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Supplemental 14: Interview with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens

Supplemental 14: Interview with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens

November 19, 2018

Our extensive conversation with Husband and Wife writing team, Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens hits your feed at warp speed!

Hear how Judith and Garfield first met and how they moved from penning science textbooks to writing New York Times-bestselling ‘Star Trek’ novels before becoming Writers and Co-Producers for the final season of ‘Star trek: Enterprise’. Learn about their involvement in a NASA Space Policy Workshop alongside other such luminaries as James Cameron and becoming lead writers for the Walt Disney Imagineers helping to plan the rides and attractions for Shanghai Disneyland, entire park concepts for Disney Asia as well as working as Lead Story Consultants for the 40th Anniversary of EPCOT.

Discover the truth behind their clashes with television standards and practices while writing for the legendary ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ and how they're hard at work adapting a host of acclaimed sci-fi author Andre Norton's novels

Writing with William Shatner, showrunning ‘Phantom 2040’ and ‘Primeval: New World’, as well as their work on a unique ‘Van Helsing’ project – all this and much, much more as we cover a career so varied we can barely cram it into one podcast. 

 

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Spocklight At The Movies 2: The Haunting

Spocklight At The Movies 2: The Haunting

October 30, 2018

In our first ever Halloween special, the Spocklight crew investigate Robert Wise's (Director of ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’) 1963 horror classic ‘The Haunting’.

Liam praises the claustrophobic production design of Elliot Scott, Paul highlights how Julie Harris' own fragile mental state fuelled her frenzied performance and Matt delves into the world of black and white psychological horror cinema.

We compare and contrast the movie with Shirley Jackson's original source novel, the disastrous 1999 Jan De Bont remake starring Liam Neeson and Netflix's own hot new adaptation, ‘The Haunting of Hill House’.

We also chat Star trek’s very own Halloween special from The Original Series, ‘Catspaw’.

So listener beware, you're in for a scare!

 

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Spocklight At The Movies 1: Three Men and a Baby

Spocklight At The Movies 1: Three Men and a Baby

October 7, 2018

Join us for a whole new chapter of the Spocklight journey as we celebrate the incredibly talented cast and crew that have made the ‘Star Trek’ franchise so special over the years by examining their non-Trek work, it’s ‘Spocklight at the Movies’!

In the inaugural episode of this new strand of the podcast, we take a look at ‘Three Men and a Baby’, Leonard Nimoy’s 1987 directorial follow up to ‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’ starring Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson.

Listen as we debate the character's intended ages, discuss the Baby comedy sub-genre, try to work out which of this trio is the Kirk, Spock and Bones of the movie, plot what a third film would have looked like and fan-cast a modern remake.  

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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/

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