100 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 • 30 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 26: Sunshine

    Spocklight At the Movies 26: Sunshine

    In the latest edition of ‘Spocklight at the Movies’ we examine Danny Boyle & Alex Garland’s 2007 Sci-Fi epic, Sunshine, featuring Star Trek: Discovery’s Michelle Yeoh, as just one of the glittering ensemble cast, that also includes Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Mark Strong, Rose Byrne and Benedict Wong.

     

    We discuss the fact that Danny Boyle was willing to let Yeoh play any role she wanted and wonder why she chose the comparatively small role of the ship’s Botanist, question whether it was his role of Mace that got Chris Evans the part of Captain America and reveal how Cillian Murphy shadowed Brian Cox (no, not that one) to get into his lead role as the Ship’s Physicist, Capa.

     

    We also heap praise on John Murphy’s incredible score and list it’s many uses in other film & television since it’s release, look back over Alex Garland’s impressive career and check out what else Michelle Yeoh was doing in 2007.

     

    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

    • 58 min
    Supplemental 20: The Worlds of Gene Roddenberry

    Supplemental 20: The Worlds of Gene Roddenberry

    For our very special 100th Podcast, Liam and Matt explore Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry’s various attempts to move away from Starfleet during the 1970s with four sadly unsuccessful Pilot episodes:

     

    Genesis II (1973)

    The Questor Tapes (1974)

    Planet Earth (1974)

    Spectre (1977)

     

    We review the shows and decide whether we would have given the greenlight for a series for each in turn if we’d been the studio execs back in the day while also attempting to answer whether any of these concepts could have become as culturally significant as Trek itself.

     

    As usual you can find SPOCKLIGHT on:

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    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 post production support

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 48: Year of Hell (w/ Agent Scott from the Spy Hards Podcast)

    Episode 48: Year of Hell (w/ Agent Scott from the Spy Hards Podcast)

    We’re joined by Agent Scott from the Spy Hards Podcast to declassify Star Trek: Voyager 2-Parter, Year of Hell.

     

    Scott tells us how he was a Star Trek fan from birth and why he’s fallen out of love with the franchise in recent years. Then we break down this iconic 2-Parter, as we praise Kurtwood Smith’s guest Villain performance and Janeway’s constant badassery, while discussing the original plan to make this story a full season arc and what that could have looked like.

     

    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 Scott @TiberiusHardy and Spy Hards @SpyHards 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

    • 1 hr 16 min
    On Screen 4: Frasier (w/ David Trumble)

    On Screen 4: Frasier (w/ David Trumble)

    Our most frequent Guest, Netflix Animation Story Supervisor, David Trumble, returns to Spocklight once again, this time to discuss everyone’s favourite Radio Psychiatrist, Frasier, specifically Season 11, Episode 3 - The Doctor is Out, guest starring Sir Patrick Stewart.

     

    David opens up as to how he and his own Brother, related to the Frasier/Niles sibling rivalry growing up and what happened when he met Niles himself, David Hyde Pierce, as well as joining us to analyse the episode in-depth and how well it's aged in the two decades since it originally aired. 

     

    We also chat the abundance of Star Trek connections in the show in general thanks to Trek and Frasier both being filmed on the Paramount lot and run through our favourite moments from the classic Sitcom. 

     

    In the words of Dr. Frasier Crane: "I'm Listening..." and we suggest you do the same. 

     

    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.

     

    David can be found at @Drumble on Twitter

    You can find Natalie Parks excellent retrospective analysis of the episode here: https://25yearslatersite.com/2021/01/12/the-doctor-is-out-and-frasier-cranes-date-with-jean-luc-picard/?fbclid=IwAR0OSOOD2YRMIWwOJPmOrR_k7mf1g-pvQl1rWgpBEixdOuX9qMfju8vrSSo 

    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 on sound

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Spocklight At the Movies 25: 15 Minutes (w/ Tom Salinsky from The Best Pick Movie Podcast)

    Spocklight At the Movies 25: 15 Minutes (w/ Tom Salinsky from The Best Pick Movie Podcast)

    We're joined by Tom Salinsky of the wonderful Best Pick podcast to explore a film that almost definitely didn't win any Academy Awards, 2001 Cop Action Thriller Satire, 15 Minutes, starring Robert De Niro, Ed Burns and our focus Captain Benjamin Sisko himself, Avery Brooks. 

     

    We discuss the abundance of Star trek connections within the film including a cameo from a young Anton Yelchin, as well as supporting roles for Kelsey Grammer and Kim Cattrall, argue that Brooks should have been Co-lead rather than Ed Burns and analyse the satirical bent of the film. 

     

    In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes...and Spocklight will discuss a film called 15 Minutes for over an hour. 

     

    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 Tom @tomsalinsky on Twitter and you can find more information regarding his podcast and their brand new Book at https://bestpickpod.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 

     

    Huge thanks to Russell Honeywell for post production support

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Supplemental 19: Ambush (w/ Greg Lock, Thomas Saville & David Trumble)

    Supplemental 19: Ambush (w/ Greg Lock, Thomas Saville & David Trumble)

    In a very special episode dedicated to new Star Trek Fan Production, Ambush, we’re joined by the Writer/Director of the film, Greg Lock, alongside Cinematographer, Editor and visual effects supremo, Thomas Saville and David Trumble who plays Terik in the film. We discuss the origins and inspirations behind the film, the pre-production and filming process, the difficulties of making a fan production in the midst of the announcement of new guidelines, and even the truth behind the 24 fan film that never was.

     

    Listen to how this pseudo sequel to classic Original Series episode, Balance of Terror, came about then go watch the film itself at:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uG1o4en19Q&t=189s 

     

    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 post production support

     

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 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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