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