In this podcast Eugenia and Gerri once again discuss one of their favourite TV shows and that of course is Doctor Who! They talk abut how Doctor Who tried to up the anti and introduced what could only be called the “Girl Friday” of Doctor Who, who was trendy, and very, very talkative! This of course could be none other than the indomitable Jo Grant! Companion to the 3rd Doctor and who at the time was a member of the show as it made innovations in the use of “special effects” yes even with the use of lots of quarries, cardboard and of course monsters who even then looked, well the only word is funny! The interview in this episode is with the indomitable (in real life as well), Katy Manning, who at times calls Australia home! As Katy was in playing Jo, a bit of a talker she does not fail us now and this interview for Eugenia and Gerri is one big long one (but that means more for you) and in the listening you never know who may just pop into the interview, giving you not one but two classic series actors! Eugenia and Gerri would like to thank Scott Liston from First Contact Conventions check them out at http://www.firstcontactconvention.com.au for some amazing upcoming events.
Whilst Eugenia and Gerri do have a bit of a chat at the beginning of this episode they have what they consider to be a very special episode. They are able to bring something to their listeners that has not been heard by many people before and that is an interview with the late, great Jon Pertwee, the 3rd Doctor and their (yes, they are counting) 5th Doctor on their show! In this interview you will find out how Jon got the job of the Doctor, what he really thought of the Master, and of course his “Bessie” and the Whomobile and what he considers the best episodes. This interview is brought to you from the vaults of their friend Peter Budd, a long time convention promoter, convenor, and master of ceremonies at many conventions around Australia. Peter is also the founder of the Apollo Awards http://www.apolloawards.com which will be held at AMC Expo http://www.amcexpo.com.au held in Australia to honour Sci Fi, Fantasy shows and fans and don’t forget to visit the website to see how you can be involved. Peter has provide Eugenia and Gerri with his Convention Q&A with Jon. This Q & A in its original form, is a video over two hours long, so not all of the discussion is presented in this episode, but if you would like to buy a version of the full DVD contact Peter at http://www.apolloawards.com and which Whovian would not like this in their collection? Eugenia and Gerri want to thank Peter for allowing them to use his material and what else Peter is hiding in his vault for the future!
Ever wondered who was behind producing classic Doctor Who DVDs Whovians have on their shelves, well wonder no longer! Gerri and Eugenia have been able to interview some of the people who are responsible for us to be able to revisit the classic stories, and complete some of the missing stories so that we can still watch them. Firstly, they interview Dan Hall (who at the time of the interview was) Commissioning Editor of Classic Doctor Who DVD production. Secondly, an interview with Austen Atkinson, founder of Planet 55 Studios, along with one of the animators responsible for animating missing episodes from The Reign of Terror, a 1st Doctor story, as well as Moonbase, a 2nd Doctor story. It was through this painstaking animating process that fans around the world are able to view completed stories that were thought lost forever. Gerri and Eugenia would like to thank The Doctor Who Club of Australia, http://www.dwca.org.au for the opportunity of these interviews during one their Whovention events based in Sydney, Australia.
Doctor Whoooo Hoo, Hoo, Doctor Who!!! Yes, Gerri and Eugenia are talking about Doctor Who again. However, this time it is from the perspective of the Daleks. Do they think that they are the best villains invented in the genre of Science Fiction or not? Have they stood the test of time particularly for the 50 years that we have seen them? Has Doctor Who done the Daleks to death? Is Davros scary, or is he just a plain everyday psychopath, or the most evil character ever? Gerri and Eugenia discuss all of these and in this episode what they really think of them! In this podcast you get a plethora of Daleks with The Voice of the Daleks Nicholas Briggs and the man inside Davros, Terry Molloy. Nicholas Briggs is a long time Doctor Who fan and now Executive Producer of the Big Finish Audio books http://www.bigfinish.com that provide many stories of past Doctors and Companions in the Doctor Who universe. Gerri and Eugenia would like to thank the fantastic Robbie and Sandy from Culture Shock Events for the interview with Nicholas Briggs , http://www.cultureshockevents.com and for Terry Molloy, Supanova Pop Culture Expo http://www.supanova.com.au and http://www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com the wonderful Daniel and Lionel. Without all of these people who allow them to interview amazing guests you would just get to listen to Gerri and Eugenia, so please support them, really please support them.
There have been many actors who have taken on the role of Doctor Who! Some say that the eighth Doctor was the one that killed off the series in the 1996 Doctor Who movie and although it was a hit in the UK it did not meet its intended audience in the US and therefore did not progress to a series as was hoped. This showing of the Doctor introduced some new concepts of the Doctor and his first kiss on screen. These concepts and the kiss proved to cause many a discussion throughout the Whovian universe, was the Doctor half human, should he kiss his companion, was he above all of this? Well the human bit may not have survived but by heck the kissing did!!! In this episode Gerri and Eugenia discuss all of the above and more and have a special treat for all Whovians. They interview not only the eighth Doctor but they also have his companion. Paul McGann and Daphne Ashbrook who played Dr Grace Holloway in a rare joint interview discussing the movie, how it was made and how they felt about the movie, their expectations and all the whys and whats at the time! Gerri and Eugenia would like to thank Scott Liston from First Contact Conventions http://www.firstcontactconventions.com.au for the opportunity to have an interview with both of the stars of this iconic movie.
Gerri and Eugenia continue their homage to the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who! In this episode they discuss the companions of the new series, from the Christopher Eccleston episodes to Matt Smith’s. Which companions do they like the best, and which ones are they not too fond off! They discuss how the companions have interacted with the Doctor and what they think the contributed to the series! But, the exiting thing that happens in this episode is that they have a ‘New Who’ companion, well, a reluctant companion from both the Doctor’s and the companion’s perspective! It is the one and only Jackie Tyler, yes Rose’s mum. The wonderful, and friendly Camille Coduri. Gerri and Eugenia would like to thank Paul and Sarah from The Doctor Who Club of Australia for the chance to interview Camille. This club has fantastic events throughout the year with one convention annually, http://www.dwca.org.au check them out.
Eugenia and Gerri continue their series of Doctor Who podcasts in this fiftieth year of the longest running Sci Fi show in Television history. This episode brings us back to fifth Doctor and his companion Tegan Jovanka. What is interesting to Eugenia and Gerri is that Tegan played by Janet Fielding is an Australian playing an Australian! Tegan was feisty, stubborn, and like most Aussies a bit of “telling it like it is” who even was mentioned by the eleventh Doctor as “a gobby Australian”. This is not, in Australia, considered an insult. But, what this really meant that to Australian fans ”hey maybe we could get into the Tardis too”, (well, we know that the show is Sci Fi, but we can all fantasise, and suspend belief when watching all these shows LOL)! So, in this episode Eugenia and Gerri talk with Janet Fielding about her time on Doctor Who, as an agent to actors in particular being Paul McGann’s agent when he got the role of the Doctor in Doctor Who and again working with Doctor Who in Big Finish. Eugenia and Gerri would like to thank Rob and Sandy from Culture Shock Events for allowing them to interview Janet Fielding. Catch them at Culture Shock Events, http://www.cultureshockevents.com for upcoming events.