76 episodes

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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    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

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?

    Spocklight At the Movies 18: The Pagemaster (w/ David trumble)

    Spocklight At the Movies 18: The Pagemaster (w/ David trumble)

    We’re joined by returning guest, David Trumble, as we dive into the rather small world of Turner Feature Animation exploring 1994 Live Action/Cartoon hybrid box office bomb, The Pagemaster, Starring Macaulay Culkin alongside the voices of Star Trek alumni – Patrick Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Picardo, and many more.
     
    David explains his long personal history with the film and how it inspired him at a young age, leading to his current job as a Story Artist on major animated movies including Henry Selick’s forthcoming, Wendell and Wild, but do David’s nostalgic memories hold up or did The Pagemaster deserve to be the critical and commercial disaster it was all along, find out by downloading now - all the adventure your imagination can hold awaits you!
     
    As usual you can find SPOCKLIGHT on:
    TWITTER - @spocklightpod
    INSTAGRAM – @spocklightpod
    FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/spocklightpod/
    EMAIL - spocklightpod@gmail.com
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    David can be found at @Drumble 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/

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 38: Empok Nor (w/ Adam Johnston from Pretending with Dice)

    Episode 38: Empok Nor (w/ Adam Johnston from Pretending with Dice)

    Book a table at the Klingon Restaurant on the Promenade of Deep Space Nine and join us, as our first ever guest, Composer of our theme tune and host of Tabletop RPG Podcast, Pretending with Dice, Adam Johnston, returns to the show for a special Halloween edition of Spocklight as we tackle a Horror tinged episode of DS9, Empok Nor.
     
    We rundown some of the scariest episodes of Star Trek, examine the genre blending in Empok Nor and compare it to Red Dwarf classic, Quarantine, while also exploring the characters of O’Brien and Garak.
     
    All this, PLUS we reminisce over our Star Trek Adventures crossover with Pretending with Dice. If you enjoy the clip we play in this episode we strongly recommend going back to Episode 10 of Pretending with Dice if you want to hear us create our characters then episodes 11-13 for the main story.
     
    As usual you can find SPOCKLIGHT on:
    TWITTER - @spocklightpod
    INSTAGRAM – @spocklightpod
    FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/spocklightpod/
    EMAIL - spocklightpod@gmail.com
    Please Follow, like, share and all that good stuff.
     
    You can find Adam @ajheretic666 on Twitter and Pretending with Dice at @PretendWithDice on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
    Credit for our wonderful theme music also goes to Adam and you can find more of his music at - https://adamjohnstonuk.bandcamp.com/
    Our beautiful artwork was created by Stephen Trumble, see more at http://www.stephentrumble.com 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Spocklight At the Movies 17: Police Academy 5 Assignment Miami Beach

    Spocklight At the Movies 17: Police Academy 5 Assignment Miami Beach

    Come join the force...or should we say, farce, as the Spocklight crew and returning guest, Dan Thomas, take on ‘Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach’ starring Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s very own Rene Auberjonois as the central villain of the piece.
     
    Liam begins by interrogating Matt, Paul and Dan as to their own personal histories with the Police Academy franchise, then we compare the series to Stripes and other comedy movies of the time and discover that our childhood memories of just how funny the film was may have betrayed us while Paul even argues that you can find superior laughs in an episode of Sooty & Co.
     
    We explore Auberjonois’s Directorial career on DS9 while also agreeing that he’s one of the few good things about Assignment Miami Beach and Liam laments the absence of Steve Guttenberg’s Mahoney but praises the performance of G. W. Bailey as Harris, Robert Folk’s score and the iconic Drew Struzan series posters.
     
    Will a watch party of ‘Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment’ cause another corona virus outbreak? Could a Tackleberry TV Spin-off work? Will Dan ever start his own Podcast?! Answers to some of these questions and much more besides can be found within this episode!
     
    As usual you can find SPOCKLIGHT on:
    TWITTER - @spocklightpod
    INSTAGRAM – @spocklightpod
    FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/spocklightpod/
    EMAIL - spocklightpod@gmail.com
    Please Follow, like, share, subscribe, review and all that good stuff.
     
    You can follow Dan on Twitter @danthomascomedy
    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 

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Episode 37: Message in a Bottle (w/ Felix Trench from Wooden Overcoats)

    Episode 37: Message in a Bottle (w/ Felix Trench from Wooden Overcoats)

    We're joined by Felix Trench, Star of Wooden Overcoats, the British Podcast award winning sitcom, to discuss 'Message in a Bottle' from Star Trek: Voyager and the birth of his own Trek fandom growing up in Belgium. 
     
    We commiserate missing out on visiting Star Trek: The Experience when we were holidaying in Las Vegas back in 2007, laugh at the bizarre 80s trend of adapting ultraviolent action movies into kids cartoons, get excited by the prospect of a fight between Seven of Nine and B'Elanna, reveal that guest star, Andy Dick, is a case of dick by name, dick by nature and analyse the pivotal nature of this episode in the overarching arc of the series. 
     
    As usual you can find SPOCKLIGHT on:
    TWITTER - @spocklightpod
    INSTAGRAM – @spocklightpod
    FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/spocklightpod/
    EMAIL - spocklightpod@gmail.com
    Please Follow, like, share, subscribe, review and all that good stuff.
     
    You can find Felix @felixtrench on Twitter and more about Wooden Overcoats at www.woodenovercoats.com 
    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 

    • 1 hr
    Episode 36: Trials and Tribble-ations (w/ Bob Fleming)

    Episode 36: Trials and Tribble-ations (w/ Bob Fleming)

    Bob Fleming of the Progtor Who and Trek this Out podcasts joins us to discuss one of his favourite Star Trek episodes, Deep Space Nine 30th Anniversary celebration, Trials and Tribble-ations.
     
    We compare Trek's 30th Birthday celebrations with that of Doctor Who's, debate Quentin Tarantino's proposed big screen reimagining of The Original Series Gangster classic, 'A Piece of the Action', celebrate the "lads lads lads" of DS9, Bashir and O'Brien, enjoy the drunken trash talking going down in the Enterprise bar, while Liam shamefully fails to remember who Jerry Fielding is and talks up the importance of Sisko meeting Kirk on the bridge. 
     
    As usual you can find SPOCKLIGHT on:
    TWITTER - @spocklightpod
    INSTAGRAM – @spocklightpod
    FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/spocklightpod/
    EMAIL - spocklightpod@gmail.com
    Please Follow, like, share, subscribe, review and all that good stuff.
     
    You can find Progtor Who and Trek this Out where all good podcasts are available.
    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 
     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    On Screen 2: Columbo (w/ Chris Hewitt from Empire Magazine)

    On Screen 2: Columbo (w/ Chris Hewitt from Empire Magazine)

    On our latest ‘On Screen’ episode we’re joined by The Empire Film Podcast host, Chris Hewitt, to discuss William Shatner’s 1976 guest appearance on classic Detective drama, Columbo.Chris gives us an education in all things Columbo as we discuss the shambolic Detective’s status as a class warrior and the duality of the character, the history of the show, Shatner’s second guest star role in a later 1994 instalment and his sparkling chemistry with Peter Falk, a surprise appearance from Walter Koenig, the original ending of the episode and Leonard Nimoy’s earlier guest spot as the only villain evil enough to make Columbo mad!But before all that, we pay tribute to the dearly departed Joel Schumacher.
     
    As usual you can find SPOCKLIGHT on:
    TWITTER - @spocklightpod
    INSTAGRAM – @spocklightpod
    FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/spocklightpod/
    EMAIL - spocklightpod@gmail.com
    Please Follow, like, share and all that good stuff.
     
    You can find Chris @ChrisHewitt on Twitter and @ctah1976 on Instagram
     
    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 

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

The Pepperoni Prince ,

Great podcast & amazing hosts

I’ve recently got lost in this podcast and would highly recommend it. They got to speak to Richard Donner?! Why are you still reading this review and listen. An absolute joy and as a non-Trekkie myself really accessible.

barnabyalmostfamous ,

TNG of Podcasts

The honour of a podcast is not easily earned. 👍🏻👍🏻 So good! More please!

Joe Byrne2 ,

Podcast for my final front ears

I became aware of the podcast after it was referenced on the Pilot TV podcast a few months ago. Since then, I have worked my way through pretty much all of them in a bizarre order.
It's nice having a British podcast take deep dives into all things Trek and the perspective from the gang being mainly non trekkies is refreshing. They approach each iteration of Trek, as they watch it for the first time, with open minds and very little cynicism, enjoying the bad as well as the good (as all good trekkies do).
The special guests usually have deep connections with Star Trek and the interviews conducted often provide interesting historical insights into how things worked behind the scenes.
I've listened to the podcast so much in the last few months, I recognised Liam by voice alone when he sat behind me at the London Podcast festival this weekend and I felt guilted for not having reviewed the show earlier.
Top podcast, keep it up! I can't wait for some more DS9 stuff.

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