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Space: The Final Frontier, These are the voyages of the Podcast, 'Spocklight'. Our continuing mission: to explore the 'Star Trek' franchise from a non-Trekkie perspective, to boldly go where many podcasts have more than likely gone before.

Join your crew, Liam Dempsey, Paul Willson, Matt Brothers and Ship Mascot, Aristotle, the Axolotl, as they attempt to answer the question: Can a trio of life long non-Trekkies become a trio of Trekkers?

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Space: The Final Frontier, These are the voyages of the Podcast, 'Spocklight'. Our continuing mission: to explore the 'Star Trek' franchise from a non-Trekkie perspective, to boldly go where many podcasts have more than likely gone before.

Join your crew, Liam Dempsey, Paul Willson, Matt Brothers and Ship Mascot, Aristotle, the Axolotl, as they attempt to answer the question: Can a trio of life long non-Trekkies become a trio of Trekkers?

    Episode 40: Star Trek Discovery Season 3 Spoiler Special

    Episode 40: Star Trek Discovery Season 3 Spoiler Special

    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!
     
    As usual you can find SPOCKLIGHT on:
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    EMAIL - spocklightpod@gmail.com
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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

    • 1 hr 36 min
    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?)

    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.
     
    As usual you can find SPOCKLIGHT on:
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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

    • 59 min
    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)

    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.
     
    As usual you can find SPOCKLIGHT on:
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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

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Supplemental 18: The Science of Trek (w/ Dr. Dean Burnett)

    Supplemental 18: The Science of Trek (w/ Dr. Dean Burnett)

    Prominent Neuroscientist and Author of best selling book, The Idiot Brain, Dr. Dean Burnett, drops by to educate the Spocklight crew on the neuroscience and psychology behind 3 episodes of Star Trek from different eras of the franchise:Spock’s Brain (The Original Series - Season 3, Episode 1)The Nth Degree (The Next Generation - Season 4, Episode 19)Hard Time (Season 4, Episode 18)Brain surgery, human intelligence, Post traumatic stress disorder and much more are discussed as Dean gives us the Science on the episodes and also tells us how his early Trek fandom led him to his current career in Neuroscience and the story of Next Generation alumni, Whoopi Goldberg, buying the rights to his book. 
     
    As usual you can find SPOCKLIGHT on:
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    You can find Dean @garwboy on Twitter and buy ‘The Idiot Brain’ and Dean's other books at Amazon and all good booksellers. You can also currently Pre-order Dean's new Book, Psycho Logical, at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Psycho-Logical-Mental-Health-Wrong-Sense/dp/1783352337/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&qid=1611014196&refinements=p_27%3ADean+Burnett&s=books&sr=1-3
    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

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Spocklight At the Movies 20: Batman & Robin

    Spocklight At the Movies 20: Batman & Robin

    Merry Christmas Spocklighters! Our present to you this year is the gift that keeps on giving, 1997’s Batman & Robin.This festive season we’re giving Joel Schumacher’s much derided and camp as Christmas Superhero movie a full critical re-evaluation.We look over Schumacher’s eclectic directing career and explain our own history with the film before getting into a beat by beat breakdown of the movie, written of course by Star Trek: Discovery, Picard and Strange New Worlds Producer, Akiva Goldsman. We discuss Batman & Robin’s place within the Batman movie lexicon, comparing it with other iterations of the franchise over the years, reclaim George Clooney’s Batman as the natural successor to Adam West’s Bright Knight, admire Poison Ivy’s Drag Queen chic, lament at the treatment of Bane and Robin in the film, are moved by the emotional core of the story, discover that Barbara Gordon’s backstory literally doesn’t add up and even find time for a mini tribute to James Gandolfini.
     
    Winter has come at last.
     
    As usual you can find SPOCKLIGHT on:
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    FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/spocklightpod/
    EMAIL - spocklightpod@gmail.com
    Please Follow, like, share and all that good stuff.
     
    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

    • 2 hrs 9 min
    Spocklight At the Movies 19: National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (w/ Nick de Semlyen)

    Spocklight At the Movies 19: National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (w/ Nick de Semlyen)

    Deputy Editor of Empire Magazine and Author of ‘Wild and Crazy Guys’, Nick de Semlyen returns to the podcast to discuss Buddy Cop movie Spoof, National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1 starring Star trek alumni, Whoopi Goldberg, James Doohan and William Shatner.
     
    Nick tells us what it was like to become Acting Editor of Empire Magazine just as the Corona Virus pandemic took hold of the world, then joins us in rhapsodising Loaded Weapon as we discuss the National Lampoon films and the world of Spoof cinema in general.
     
    As usual you can find SPOCKLIGHT on:
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    EMAIL - spocklightpod@gmail.com
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    You can find Nick @NickdeSemlyen on Twitter and buy ‘Wild and Crazy Guys’ at Amazon and all good booksellers.
    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

    • 1 hr 24 min

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