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Episode 138 – What a Whovian Can Do – Gary Russell

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Eugenia and Gerri talk with Gary Russell the ultimate Whovian fan. Gary contributed to keeping Doctor Who alive in the minds of fans during the era when there was no new Who on TV. A fan from an early age he pursued his “obsession” and was the editor of “Doctor Who” Magazine between 1992-1995, he was also a Producer of Doctor Who licensed audio drama tie-ins at Big Finish Productions from 1998-2006. Expanding his relationship with the Whoniverse he was also a script editor working on “Doctor Who”’ ,‘The Sarah Jane Adventures’, and ‘Torchwood’ as well as writing may Doctor Who novels and the odd one or two encyclopaedias. We also have to thank Gary for directing the animated mini-series’ ‘The Infinite Quest’ and ‘Dreamland’. The man who lived every fans dream from watching to being part of it all. Eugenia and Gerri would like to thank Scott Liston of
www.firstcontactconventions.com.au for the opportunity to interview Gary.

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Episode 137 – From Old Wolf to Teen Wolf

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They say that wolves form packs? In this episode Gerri and Eugenia prove that this is true, well werewolf packs anyway. Humans that turn into wolves has long held a fascination for Sci Fi, fantasy and horror fans and this episode continues to substantiate that fact. So, as you can see there are lots of talking about wolves in this episode and they have interviews with wolves from different eras and types! Gerri and Eugenia have four interviews for you in this episode. David Naughton (David Kessler, the werewolf) from the hugely successful, 1980s movie “An American Werewolf in London”, which even today still has some of the best werewolf transformation scenes. They also have interviews with three of the actors from “Teen Wolf”, they speak with Ryan Kelley, (Deputy Jordan Parrish), Dylan Sprayberry (Liam Dunbar) and Kyhlin Rhambo (Mason Hewitt). Find out what they think about the evolution of the fascinating mythology of humans turning into beasts. They would like to thank Scott Liston for the opportunity to interview what for them was a “very hard task, not” of these great actors. Check out all the upcoming shows with First Contact Conventions at, www.firstcontactconventions.com.au


Episode 136 – It’s Still Cold Outside – Norman Lovett and Craig Charles

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 UK TV has some shows that never really grow old they just keep on giving. One of these is the iconic Sci Fi comedy Red Dwarf! In this episode Eugenia and Gerri talk to another of the cast. The smartest and dumbest computer on board the ship, (even the scutters are more intelligent than Holly on occasion) is who they are interviewing, the funny and sardonic Norman Lovett. But, as with any episode of Red Dwarf the unexpected can happen and that happened when they started interviewing Norman! In pops the redoubtable Craig Charles, who audio-bombed Norman, what happens next is a laugh fest where Eugenia and Gerri just sit back and let it happen! Eugenia and Gerri also talk all about the latest series’, yes, including Season 9 .
Don’t forget to catch up with their previous interviews with cast members including Cat (Danny John-Jules), Lister (Craig Charles), Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) and Captain Hollister (Mac McDonald). Eugenia and Gerri would like to thank Scott Liston of www.firstcontactconventions.com.au for the opportunity to interview Norman and Craig.


Episode 135 – The Discovery of Star Trek – Rekha Sharma

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This podcast recorded part way through the series has Gerri and Eugenia speculating who the Captain of Discovery was to be! This incarnation of Star Trek is a darker, grittier version. No mention of “The Prime Directive” and of course all that technology that we never saw on the USS Enterprise. Have those that believe Star Trek canon should be followed to the letter accepted this new version of the franchise? As we have moved on with our own technology, so has the film industry and it would be “silly” to use the production values or props of the 1960’s in the telling of these stories. Discovery does however (BTW it seems that the show title has been shortened to Star Trek: DSC to fit in with the shortened form of the other shows), give nod to a least the sounds of the 60s with the noticeable hisses of the doors and the tinkle of the transporters and of course the flip communicators, paying homage to The Original Series. Star Trek again looks to the world that we live in with xenophobia being central to current story lines and a retelling of the Mirror Universe, first seen again in TOS. So whilst being new it acknowledges what went before. So far Gerri and Eugenia like the show and look forward to the development of a new history that adds to the mythology of one of their favourite franchises. Don’t forget to check back through their catalogue to re-listen to their episodes covering all of the Star Trek incarnations and even some fan made shows. In this episode Gerri and Eugenia pull an interview from the archive with Rekha Sharma who played Security Chief, Commander Landry. Recorded before the making of the new series, Rekha has been a fan of the show from a child having watched it with her father. Gerri and Eugenia would like to thank Rob and Sandra from Culture Shock Events who gave them the opportunity to interview Rekha. Check out www.cultureshockevents.com for their upcoming shows.


Episode 134 – Transformer Trio – Julie White, Garry Chalk & Mark Ryan

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issuu podcast 134In this episode Eugenia and Gerri have been able to “transform” a one interview episode into three!!! How did they do this? Whilst looking into their vault of interviews for a topic they found that they had three interviews about the transformation of an 80s cartoon series into a live action movie franchise! So, what is this episode about, well it’s about Transformers of course. The cartoon series that captured the imagination of many children and when they also got the toys that “transformed” from cars and trucks into ‘super beings’, who could blame them? They also discuss how CGI can enhance or take away from the storytelling of a movie. The interviews they have in this episode transport us from animation to live action and include, Garry Chalk, the voice of the 80s Optimus Prime ( Colonel Chekov in Stargate SG-1). Tony Award winner, Julie White , who played Julie Witwicky from the live action movies. Last, but not the least of them, Mark Ryan who voices the much loved Bumblebee. Eugenia and Gerri would like to thank Culture Shock Events www.cultureshockevents.com for the interview with Garry. Bill and Adele from Armageddon New Zealand www.armageddon.com for the interview with Mark and Daniel from Supanova www.supanova.com.au and Lionel from www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com for the interview with Julie.


Episode 133 – Blue Box Boy and Not! – Matthew Waterhouse & Rupert Young.

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In the early years of Doctor Who companions dying was not common as in recent years. So when Adric, from planet E-space (a parallel universe) Alzarious was killed stopping a freighter from crashing into Earth, it was a shock (Earthshock in fact)!!. Adric’s loss was compounded when the ending credits screened in silence over the top of his crushed star badge. In this episode Gerri and Eugenia interview Matthew Waterhouse, who played the mathematical genius Adric alongside Doctors 4 & 5. Matthew a fan of Doctor Who long before joining the cast still loves recording Doctor Who, “Target” audio Books. He is also an author including writing his autobiography ‘Blue Box Boy’. Find out more about Matthew Waterhouse at www.matthewwaterhouse.com But, wait there’s more! As a bonus Gerri and Eugenia have added an interview with Rupert Young, Sir Leon from Merlin. So why Rupert you may ask? Enjoy as you listen to Rupert explaining how he has never appeared in Doctor Who even though his IMDB states that he has. Gerri and Eugenia thank Scott Liston from First Contact Conventions www.firstcontactconventions.com.au for the interview with Matthew plus Daniel from Supanova www.supanova.com.au and Lionel from Lionel Midford Publicity www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com for the opportunity to interview Rupert.


Episode 132 – A Galaxy Quest Milkshake – Billy Boyd and Sam Lloyd

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There are some movies that are just movies, they entertain us and we go on our merry way! However, occasionally there are some that are just either too ridiculous (funny) to forget or just too much fun to not want to watch again! In this podcast Eugenia and Gerri discuss one of each of the above. The first is Galaxy Quest! Anyone who has been to a Sci Fi convention knows the truth of this movie, OK, not the alien and real space ship thing, but everyone of us that goes to cons knows someone who knows the intricate details of what is not “real“ (like a spaceship) and lives as if it is!!! However, it is a very funny movie and is a representation to non-con goers a way to understand the world of the Sci Fi fan. The other movie is Space Milkshake, a funny, weird and quirky space adventure with the most amazing sets for such a low budget movie. It stars some of Sci Fi & Fantasy’s icons including Amanda Tapping and Kirsten Kreuk, actors that have given us long time entertainment in their respective shows.
Eugenia and Gerri would like to Oz Comic Con, www.ozcomiccon.com and Blue Planet PR www.blueplanetpr.com.au for arranging the interviews with their guests. So, who do they interview in this episode, none other than Billy Boyd, who will be known to many as Pippin from “The Lord of the Rings” and plays Captain Anton in Space Milkshake and Sam Lloyd, better known as Ted from “Scrubs” who was Neru in Galaxy Quest. Interesting trivia about both is not only are they actors, but singers and musicians as well. Billy composed and sang the end song for the movie “The Hobbit” and Sam is a member of the A Capella group “The Blanks”. In fact for listeners enjoyment, Sam has given Eugenia and Gerri permission to include one of the group’s works, ‘Carry on Wayward Son’ in this episode. Check out their website at www.theblankswebsite.com and iTunes for more of their work.