For over 50 years Doctor Who has graced TV and Movie screens all over the world. It has not only brought us great stories, but also iconic characters who not only contributed at the time, but continue to do so in the Whoniverse. In this episode Gerri and Eugenia talk with some of those iconic actors who travelled in the T.A.R.D.I.S. Including, Geoffrey Beevers who played that “oh so evil” character The Master and the indomitable John Levene who played the role of Sgt Benson of UNIT. Gerri and Eugenia would like to thank Scott Liston of First Contact Conventions for allowing them interview time with these interesting people. Find them at www.firstcontactconventions.com.au Along with these characters from Classic Who Gerri & Eugenia speak to newer icons from the Whoniverse including Catrin Stewart who portrayed the feisty Victorian Jenny Flint. Thanks go to OZ Comic Con www.ozcomiccon.com Last, but not least Pearl Mackie who brought us the irrepressible Bill Potts and who always wanted to live more. Thanks to Daniel of Supanova and Lionel of Lionel Midford Publicity, catch them at www.supanova.com.au and www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com
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.
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.
Welcome back to the next episode in the series of many Doctor Who podcasts in the fiftieth year of Doctor Who. In this episode Gerri and Eugenia have another Doctor Who icon for you! That is Jamie McCrimmon, the man with the legs, who knows how to climb up stairs with the utmost decorum in his kilt. Frazer Hines, some could say one of the cutest of the male companions from the Patrick Troughton, (Doctor Who Number Two) era! Frazer is not only a man that knows how to be taken out of the year 1746 and take on the challenge of working in a futuristic time machine but also pursues his interests in horse racing and record producing and of course his stint in the long running UK TV show series Emmerdale Farm. This man of many talents talks about his life, his acting and of course his most favourite of all things the English Game of Cricket, you can check out his website at http://www.frazerhines.co.uk Gerri and Eugenia would like to thank Darren and Jason from Gifts for the Geek http://www.giftsforthegeek.com.au for the interview. See them at an Australian Con near you.
In this fiftieth year of Doctor Who what do Eugenia and Gerri have for you? On the 23 November 2013 Doctor Who turns fifty and they will be celebrating this with a special series of Doctor Who episodes. In this first episode in a series of many, they have something very special they have an interview with a Doctor! Which Doctor you may ask, well, the fifth of this fiftieth year television iconic show? Who is Gerri’s favourite Doctor? The youngest, the handsomest and very talented Peter Davison (well Gerri thinks anyway)! Peter took up the mantle of the Doctor in 1981, 32 years ago. During Peter’s tenure as the Doctor the TARDIS got a bit crowded, as he had more companions that anyone else and even had one of them trying to kill him! Peter has been in many iconic television shows including All Creatures Great and Small, Meet the Braithwaite’s and A Very Unusual Practice. At the time of the interview Peter was looking at doing his own fiftieth year Doctor Who Celebration documentary so keep an eye out. They would like to thank Sandy and Rob from Culture Shock Events http://www.cultureshockevents.com for the opportunity to interview Peter and hope you enjoy the podcast.
Sometimes, yes we all do it, search the internet just to see what is interesting and Eugenia and Gerri are no different from anyone else! A little while ago they did just that and came across a wonderful audio drama called The Minister of Chance. What is it you may ask? In 2001 the BBC produced a webcast called Death Comes to Time, a Seventh Doctor Story. In this story another Timelord “The Minister of Chance”, originally played by Stephen Fry meets up with the Doctor and takes his place in helping to resolve a conflict and so it goes on! Check out Wikipedia for more information Death Comes to Time. Dan Freedman the director of Death Comes to Time writer and director of The Minister of Chance has produced what only can be called a “Sonic Movie” about the adventures of The Minister of Chance with many cinematic features including sound and more. Eugenia and Gerri could go on and on about this audio series but it is easier to download it yourself at Minister of Chance http://www.ministerofchance.com or on ITunes and by the way it is FREE! If you would like to hear more then maybe you could support the production by donating as well. In this episode Eugenia and Gerri have a special treat for you not one, not two, but three of the cast from the series Sylvester McCoy (the Seventh Doctor Who) who plays the Witch Prime, Paul McGann (the Eighth Doctor Who) who plays Durian and Jed Brophy (dwarf Noki from the Hobbit) who plays Pilot. Yes Two Doctors and Jed dwarf and elf in the Lord of the rings too! They wish to thank Armageddon http://www.armageddonexpo.com.au Culture Shock Events http://www.cultureshockevents.com and Oz Comic Con http://www.ozcomiccon.com for the interviews.
In this podcast Eugenia and Gerri along with guest presenter Jo Shrapnel discuss what we all want to be and that is a Doctor Who companion. Not only do they talk about those that have gone before them (well we all can hope!) they try to define what constitutes being a companion. A show that the three enjoy (a lot) means that the names of characters just come out one after the other and even by the end of their discussion they still don’t cover all of the companions. The interview in this podcast is Louise Jameson, whose character Leela a “Sevateem” savage travelled with the 4th Doctor. Louise tells us about her time on the show, THAT costume and of course Tom Baker. Who is your favourite or most disliked companion? Listen and see if you agree with Eugenia, Gerri or Jo’s comments. Eugenia and Gerri thank Bill and Adele from Armageddon Expo New Zealand for the interview with Louise http://www.armageddonexpo.com
Don’t miss this podcast as Gerri and Eugenia along with guest presenter Jo Shrapnel discuss the era of The Sixth Doctor Who. What did you think about Colin Baker’s Doctor? Gerri, Eugenia and Jo discuss the changes that occurred during Colin’s time, the influence of the 80s his approach to the role and their likes and dislikes (what dislikes? Really who would dislike any Who!!!) about Doctor Who during that time. You can follow Colin Baker on Twitter, https://twitter.com/SawbonesHex and read his blog at http://www.freewebs.com/colinbaker/. Gerri and Eugenia have the pleasure to talk with the witty, wonderful Sixth Doctor himself Colin Baker about his career and all things ‘Who’. You will also hear their stories of spending time with The Doctor, Colin Baker. Their thanks go to Gifts for the Geek http://www.giftsforthegeek.com.au for the opportunity to meet the delightful Colin Baker.
Gerri and Eugenia are avid Doctor Who fans and have been for many a year. Consequently they have witnessed a few of the regenerations of the various Doctors over the years. In this podcast Gerri and Eugenia discuss their reactions about the many faces of the Doctor. Which Doctors mean the most to them and which of the “faces” did they like the best. Also in this podcast you will be able to listen to Scott Liston, from First Contact Conventions who is not only a Fanboy but has brought some of the more prominent Sci Fi actors to Australia. Check out his website for upcoming shows at http://www.firstcontactconventions.com.au. With the imminent regeneration of the Doctor’s current incarnation they wanted to take you down memory lane so that you to can remember who is your “Who”!
Gerri and Eugenia discuss the three seasons of Torchwood in this episode. By the end of their discussion they begin to wonder why they like this show!! So what are their views about the characters of Jack, Gwen, Owen, Tosh and Ianto? What do they really think about the last season ‘Children of the Earth’? Listen with them and recall the many characters that have died, interesting story lines and the situations that the characters find themselves in! Be warned though, if you like this show, you too may be wondering why you do by the end of this podcast.
Doctor Who has always been a family show that everyone from the youngest child to granny could enjoy. It seems like they keep everything in the family at Doctor Who though. Seems that David Tennant is, or was, dating the daughter of Peter Davison or was it Mark Strickson? Or was she just some fictional daughter of some character on the show? Sure enough though he is dating someone’s daughter. If you can figure it out please let me know. This podcast isn’t about the David Tennant era of Doctor Who though. This is about the successor to the longest running, and my personal favourite, Doctor in the show’s history. We’re talking about the fifth Doctor played by Peter Davison and his companions. Whilst Peter Davison obviously was not my favourite he certainly seems to have Gerri and Eugenia quite smitten.As luck would have it Peter Davison and one of his companions, Turlough played by Mark Strickson,where at Culture Shock in Sydney recently. Eugenia just happened to be attending that convention and was lucky enough to get an interview with Mark Strickson. He certainly is a character but in a likable way. Very sure of himself but not arrogant. With the achievements he has under his belt who could blame him for being so confident. Perhaps it is his sense of humor that takes the edge off that self confidence. Perhaps it’s because it turns out he is responsible for bringing us Steve Irwin. Regardless you can’t but find yourself smiling at some of the stories he regales us with. Gerri and Eugenia thank Culture Shock Events http://www.cultureshockevents.com for the interview. So sit back and join Gerri and Eugenia as they bring back some fond memories and chat with Doctor Who companion Mark Strickson.