Spocklight: A Star Trek Podcast
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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Episode 25: How The Trek Did This Get Made? (w/ Todd Jordan)

Episode 25: How The Trek Did This Get Made? (w/ Todd Jordan)

September 12, 2018

This month, we’re joined by Todd Jordan of ‘The Bitter End’ Podcast as we roll up our sleeves and scrape the bottom of the Star Trek barrel, discussing what are considered to be some of the worst episodes of all time! Is their reputation justly deserved or have they been unfairly judged by the fan base? Journey with us on a voyage to discover silver linings as we experience Evil Kids, Satan himself, a clip show, Benidorm in Space, chocolate wobble and much more.

The things we do for you... Make our sacrifices mean something by downloading now!

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You can find more information on Todd’s excellent podcast, ‘The Bitter End’ on Twitter @bitterendpod

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 

 

Supplemental 13: Interview with David Livingston

Supplemental 13: Interview with David Livingston

August 30, 2018

In a special episode, Liam, Matt and Paul are joined by the most prolific Star Trek Director of all time, David Livingston, for an exclusive interview.  Hear how he started out as Unit Production Manager in the early days of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ before stepping into the Director’s chair for a record breaking run of a combined 62 episodes of TNG, DS9, Voyager and Enterprise.

Learn how he switched between Director and Supervising Producer mode when on set and what an experience it was bringing George Takei’s Sulu back to the franchise for Trek’s 30th anniversary. We also discover how Hitchcock and John Ford influenced his own work and of course there’s plenty of chat on David’s favourite subject, ‘The Beatles’.

Apologies for the background noise during this episode, but we encourage you to persevere as David has so many great insights from almost 20 years of working in the world of Trek for you to hear.

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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 

 

 

Episode 24: Spoofs of Trek

Episode 24: Spoofs of Trek

August 8, 2018

Liam, Paul and Matt warp their way through the colourful history of Star Trek spoofs and homages: Galaxy Quest, USS Callister, The Orville and much more are explored as our expectations are thoroughly subverted - Toxic masculinity, the redemption of Seth Macfarlane, Tim Allen’s surprising acting inspiration, humans becoming the villains of their own stories…By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Worvan, you... should download this episode right now!

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

 

Supplemental 12: Interview with Conrad Coates

Supplemental 12: Interview with Conrad Coates

July 22, 2018

In a special episode, Liam, Matt and Paul are joined by Actor, Conrad Coates, as he gives us the lowdown on his roles as Admiral Terral on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and as Darius Johnson in Robert Zemeckis’s forthcoming film, ‘Welcome to Marwen’.

We also chat Conrad’s appearances in ‘Tron:Legacy’, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, Syfy’s ‘Defiance’ and even playing Drake’s Dad in ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’, as well as his Theatre work and running his own acting school, ‘Coates and Company’.  Download now for all this and much more.

 

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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 

 

 

Episode 23: Discovery Season One Retrospective Part 2 (w/ Sean McLoughlin)

Episode 23: Discovery Season One Retrospective Part 2 (w/ Sean McLoughlin)

July 11, 2018

Liam, Matt, Paul and special guest, Chortle Award nominated Stand Up Comedian, Sean McLoughlin, attempt to find their way out of the mirror universe in Part Two of our epic two part look back over the first season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ as we analyse the back six episodes of the series.

Liam reads a ridiculous fanboy rant that complains about everything from “feminist lunacy” to “feminist Idiocy” for ruining the show, Paul reckons Qo'noS looks more like Camden Market then the Klingon homeworld, Matt ponders the thought process behind naming a torture device an 'Agonizor' while Sean falls a little bit in love with Admiral Cornwell. Multiple sword fights, shocking twists, Jason Isaacs owning twitter trolls, and much more as we find out whether the USS Discovery sticks its landing.

FULL SPOILERS FOR ‘STAR TREK: DISCOVERY’ SEASON ONE CONTAINED WITHIN!

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Sean also has his own Podcast, Heal your Wounds, which can be found on Itunes and @woundspod 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  

 

Supplemental 11: Interview with Ronnie Rowe Jr.

Supplemental 11: Interview with Ronnie Rowe Jr.

June 27, 2018

In a special episode, Liam, Matt and Paul are joined by Actor, Ronnie Rowe Jr. as he tells us how he ended up bagging himself a semi-regular role on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ as the ship’s Comms Officer, Bryce, and gives a unique insight into the production of the show.

We also go in depth with Ronnie on his starring role in Cory Bowles searing political police movie, ‘Black Cop’ and the challenges of playing a ruthless Prosecutor on BET’s hit legal drama, ‘In Contempt’. Download now for all this and much more.

Spoilers for Season 1 of 'Star trek: Discovery' are contained within, you have been warned.  

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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 

 

 

Episode 22: Discovery Season One Retrospective Part 1 (w/ Sean McLoughlin)

Episode 22: Discovery Season One Retrospective Part 1 (w/ Sean McLoughlin)

June 13, 2018

Chortle Award nominated Stand Up Comedian, Sean McLoughlin, returns to Spocklight to help Liam, Matt and Paul break down the first season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ episode by episode.

In Part One of an epic two parter, we binge on the opening 9 instalments of Discovery as we retrace our steps to ‘The Vulcan Hello’ and ‘Battle at the Binary Stars’ to see if our opinion on them has changed at all since our initial reactions last year before deep diving into the rest of the first half of the season.

Listen as Liam points out the attention to detail given to a late season twist right from the start and celebrates finally seeing the franchise treat a mature, same sex relationship with respect rather than just throwaway lip service. Meanwhile, Paul is glad to see the back of the Shenzhou early on but is upset at Sarek being shoehorned in as Michael's adoptive father. Matt thinks Lorca would batter Picard in a showdown (but really, who wouldn’t?!) and touches on the current climate of fan culture, Reddit-theorizing and Sean points out how much the new spore drive undermines the other Trek TV shows (hello Voyager!) and professes his love for his favourite episode of Disco so far but which one will it be?

Hear our various Lorca theories (where is Prime Lorca? Who HASN'T he been shagging?) and a metric fuckton of spoilers (you have been warned!) as we discover, after all the production problems, whether this new voyage for the Trek universe is any good after all.

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You can get all the latest news on Sean McLoughlin’s gig schedule at his official website: http://seanmcloughlincomedy.com

Sean also has his own Podcast, Heal your Wounds, which can be found on Itunes and @woundspod 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