122 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?

Spocklight: A Star Trek Podcast Spocklight

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 29 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?

    Episode 60: Star Trek Lower Decks Season 4 Spoiler Special

    Episode 60: Star Trek Lower Decks Season 4 Spoiler Special

    The Spocklight crew take the turbo lift down to the Lower Decks once again as we analyse the 4th Season of Star Trek’s adult animated comedy series.
     
    Liam surprises by finally being won over by the show despite the return of the dreaded Badgey, Matt makes a fateful comparison to The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy exactly 42 minutes in, while Paul basks in the glow of their recent Treksperts quiz win before Matt delivers a last minute “Screw you!” with his own quiz success as we find ourselves discussing other 4th chapters in Trek history.
     
    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.
     
    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, you can find more of Stephen's work @stephentrumbleanimation on Instagram and his hit (1.5 million views and counting) Batman fan film, Broken Promise at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c_ORJHJXgI 
    Huge thanks to Russell Honeywell for sound post production support assistance
    You can also hear us humiliate ourselves on the Treksperts Quiz at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE1HIgPZT_Q 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 59: Star Trek Strange New Worlds Season 2 Spoiler Special (w/ Sam Clements from the 90 Minutes or Less Film Fest Podcast)

    Episode 59: Star Trek Strange New Worlds Season 2 Spoiler Special (w/ Sam Clements from the 90 Minutes or Less Film Fest Podcast)

    The Spocklight crew are joined by Sam Clements, host of the excellent, 90 Minutes or Less Film Fest Podcast, to celebrate the stellar sophomore season of 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds'.
     
    Join us as we discuss the political allegories of 'Ad Astra per Aspera' and 'Under the Cloak of War', dissect the format breaking innovations of 'Those Old Scientists' and 'Subspace Rhapsody', wonder if the 5th episode of each season is becoming a Spock farce tradition, ponder why Captain Pike spent half the season cooking and debate the success of the first Trek musical.
     
    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 Sam @sam_clements on X, while more information about his fantastic podcast, 90 Minutes or Less Film Fest, can be found at https://www.90minfilmfest.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 57 min
    Episode 58: Tuvix (w/ Josh Weller)

    Episode 58: Tuvix (w/ Josh Weller)

    We're joined by Comedian, Josh Weller, to debate one of the most controversial episodes in Star Trek history, Tuvix. 
     
    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.
     
    Josh can be found at @joshwellerjoshweller on Instagram and TikTok.
    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 7 min
    On Screen 6: T.J. Hooker

    On Screen 6: T.J. Hooker

    They're together again, but on different sides of the law! William Shatner Vs Leonard Nimoy - it's T.J. Hooker in Vengeance is Mine!
     
    The Spocklight crew dive into Hookland to wonder if William Shatner's other iconic TV show was actually a Police Academy prequel, praise the episode's sensitive handling of sexual assault for the time, but find themselves perplexed over the bizarre tonal shifts throughout. 
     
    Listen now as we investigate T.J. Hooker...or should that be T.J. Booker?! Join us and find out! 
     
    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.
     
    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 sound post production support assistance

    • 1 hr 7 min
    On Screen 5: Boston Legal (w/ Eleanor Parker from Bygones: The Ally McBeal Podcast)

    On Screen 5: Boston Legal (w/ Eleanor Parker from Bygones: The Ally McBeal Podcast)

    On a special Christmas edition of the Star trek Podcast from a non-Trekkie perspective, the Spocklight crew discuss two festive episodes of Boston Legal (Hired Guns from Season 1 and Green Christmas from Season 4) starring William Shatner in his Emmy Award winning turn as Denny Crane. 
     
    We're joined for this dive into David E. Kelley's legalverse by Eleanor Parker of the Bygones Podcast, which examines Ally McBeal episode by episode through modern eyes, as we talk Denny Crane's penchant for guns, the other Star Trek connections that Boston Legal had over the years, the odd tone of the show, the surprisingly starry cast and how the anti-environmental message of Green Christmas has aged very badly, all while polishing off a bottle of port.
     
    Come join us for a cigar on the balcony and download now. 
     
    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.
     
    Eleanor can be heard on the Bygones Podcast at all good pod places and you can find the pod @BygonesPodcast on X. 
    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 sound support 

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Spocklight At the Movies 31: L.A. Story

    Spocklight At the Movies 31: L.A. Story

    The Spocklight Crew cover Steve Martin’s definitive City of Angels satire, L.A. Story, featuring a legendary cameo from Sir Patrick Stewart.We discuss the aftermath of Martin being the butt of a cutting joke from Dennis Pennis, if Martin’s Harris K. Telemacher’s was a TikTok pioneer, the pre-Sex & The City career of Sarah Jessica Parker, and celebrate the legacy of Martin's iconic body of work. 
     
    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.
     
    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 sound post production support assistance

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Unhappy6664322 ,

Very good

Thanks

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!

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