Spocklight: A Star Trek Podcast
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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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 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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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 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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You can find Cam @camvsmith on Twitter and the SpyHards and Subspace Transmissions podcasts 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 

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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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 

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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You can find more information about Petros’s brilliant podcast at @cagedinpod 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

Episode 41: Star Trek Lower Decks Season One Retrospective

Episode 41: Star Trek Lower Decks Season One Retrospective

May 21, 2021

The Spocklight crew take the turbo lift down to the Lower Decks to examine the entire first season of this new adult animated comedy iteration of Trek. It’s Phasers at Dawn as Liam, Matt and Paul discover they have severely differing opinions on the show. Paul connects with Boimler and tells the origins of the Willson effect, Liam reveals his seething hatred of Badgey and Matt’s obsession with the Lower Decks theme tune becomes clear. 5, 6, 7, 8...and 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

Episode 40: Star Trek Discovery Season 3 Spoiler Special

Episode 40: Star Trek Discovery Season 3 Spoiler Special

April 25, 2021

The Spocklight crew reunite to analyse the 3rd season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’.

Liam bemoans what could have been, discussing the potential that the opening episodes of the season showed and makes a case for Grudge the Cat becoming the next Discovery Captain, Matt points out the continuing failure to flesh out the larger ensemble cast of characters and accuses of them being a bunch of nerds, while Paul waxes lyrical on his love for the new arch villain of the piece, Osyrra and is disappointed to return to the mirror universe.

 

All this and much more awaits you so download now and Let's Fly!

 

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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 39: Tomorrow is Yesterday (w/ Daryl Bar from Sudden Double Deep and Is Paul Dano Ok?)

Episode 39: Tomorrow is Yesterday (w/ Daryl Bar from Sudden Double Deep and Is Paul Dano Ok?)

March 5, 2021

Daryl Bar, host of Sudden Double Deep and new Podcast, Is Paul Dano Ok? returns to Spocklight to tell us why he, controversially, considers ‘Tomorrow is Yesterday’ to be the finest time travel episode of Star Trek.

Daryl tells us how the oddball humour of the episode delights him, Liam questions the quality of replicator grub, Paul points out Kirk’s hypocritical attitude towards Major Christopher’s backward views and Matt notes the similarities with a certain Futurama episode.

We also discuss the surprising darkness of the episode, compare it to other time travel based Trek tales and examine how the pre-titles sequence must have wrong footed the contemporary audience.

 

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You can find more information about Daryl’s brilliant podcasts at @SDDFilmPodcast and @IsPaulDanoOk 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

Spocklight At the Movies 21: The Transformers: The Movie (w/ Tim Coleman from Total Film Magazine)

Spocklight At the Movies 21: The Transformers: The Movie (w/ Tim Coleman from Total Film Magazine)

February 14, 2021

We’re joined by Total Film Writer and regular Evolution of Horror contributor, Tim Coleman, to discuss what he considers to be one of the greatest films of all time, 1986’s The Transformers: The Movie starring Leonard Nimoy as Galvatron.

 

We’re transported back to the days of Saturday Morning Cartoons as Tim gives us an education in Transformers taking in such revelations as the Optimus Prime as Christ analogy and poor highbrow Orson Welles being destroyed by trash culture at the end of his career. We also examine how the surprisingly brutal nature of the film came about, debate the differences between Optimus Prime’s characterisation in the original series to the later Michael Bay movies and of course, place the film within Nimoy’s illustrious career alongside such iconic roles as The Evil Moroccan Magician in Faerie Tale Theatre’s interpretation of Aladdin.

 

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You can find Tim @fatscoleman on Twitter and more of his writing in the pages of Total Film and at https://movingpicturesfilmclub.com/

You can watch the full version of The Rude Awakening of Optimus Prime here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq1_6D9QS9Y&t=180s

You can watch the full version of Hollie McNish’s brilliant poem, Megatron, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCO-YmLT8t4

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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