This is our tribute to Terry Pratchett! Long Long ago in a place far away a mind found a world that was on a disc supported by four elephants standing on the back of a giant turtle called the Great A’Tuin. That mind was the fantastical one of Sir Terry Pratchett inventor of the Disc World and the many wonderful characters that reside there! Terry is a social commentator and this is reflected in his many books. Terry is such a master of telling a tale that it is only when you reflect back on the story (that you could not put down) that you know that what the story is really about! However, every one of them is full of fun and whimsy. With that in mind Gerri and Eugenia invited one of their friends Jo, who is as fanatical about Terry as Gerri is! So they discuss the world of Terry Pratchett, discuss the characters who they love and who is their favourite. Who is your favourite Discworld favourite or is it just like Gerri’s which changes every time she reads a new book? Terry and his daughter have also set up a Production Company and plan to make television series about the Discworld, keep checking the net to see when or if they may be transmitted!
In this episode Eugenia and Gerri talk about the hero! Heroes such as Robin Hood and King Arthur ignite our imagination allowing us to take part in stories where “might” is fought and good wins! Stories such as these have inspired us for thousands of years and television and film have since their invention given us many interpretations of these stories! Eugenia and Gerri talk about the variations over the years and how film and program makers can at time sanitise history and the violence. They discuss how shows such as Game of Thrones are a truer representation of the way history is and not the versions that we see with Robin Hood and King Arthur! Even though the subject matter may be takes a serious bent they don’t talk about it for long because they have three wonderful interviews from such shows with Alfie Allen, Theon Greyjoy from Game of Thrones, Tom Hopper, Sir Percival From Merlin and Mark Ryan from Robin of Sherwood, armour, swords and arrows who could want more? They would like to thank Daniel and Lionel from http://www.supanova.com.au and http://www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com for Tom Hopper and Alfie Allen’s interview and http://www.armageddonexpo.com/nz for Mark Ryan’s interview.
All of us remember that time on Saturday morning when we watched the cartoons! Our parents happy that we were occupied and able to get a sleep-in on that day they did not have to go to work! So, if you have those memories Gerri and Eugenia have the podcast for you! Cartoons have played a big part in the entertainment that we remember from our youth and of course many of us tried to do the voices of those characters we love! How many can do the Woody the woodpecker laugh or the Bugs Bunny’s “What’s up Doc” and more. Well in this podcast they talk about what has become the branch of acting that they are most enamoured with “voice acting”! Gerri and Eugenia always say that when they interview these actors it feels like they are interviewing a roomful, of the funny, entertaining and talented! In this episode they have again three of what maybe some of the most famous voices from your favourite cartoons, Sponge Bob, Jimmy Neutron and of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. These are of course Debi Derryberry, the voice of Jimmy, Rodger Bumpass, the voice of Squidward Tentacles and Rob Paulsen the voice of the original Raphael and now Donatello in the latest incarnation of the show! Cowabunga Dude. Gerri and Eugenia would like to thank Oz Comic Con http://www.ozcomiccon.com for their interviews with Debi Derryberry (who is also a singer and has a range of children’s albums which can be purchased through her website. http://www.debiderryberry.com ) and Rob Paulsen (who does a podcast called “Talkin Toons” http://www.robpaulsenlive.com check it out!) and Culture Shock Events http://www.cultureshockevents.com for the interview with Rodger Bumpass. Gotta love those toons!!!
Has Sci Fi finally made it into the mainstream? With all the shows from the Sci Fi and Fantasy genre we sure hope so! In this episode Gerri and Eugenia talk about the Arrow. This show is about a human superhero, no special super powers (except what lotsa money can buy), showing us what commitment and effort can achieve. With the newest incarnation being very dark and a flashback in each episode we have the past and the future of what makes and what happens when a superhero takes on the world. Arrow has many interesting characters with some of them even female, strong, purposeful and funny with one as the geek and the other The Black Canary. One thing that is nice to see in this show for Gerri and Eugenia is the Australians, with an Australian accent! In this episode Gerri and Eugenia have an interview with Manu Bennett, otherwise known as Slade, done just before Manu took on the role. Born in New Zealand, grown in Australia (it is just across the pond) they claim him anyway! Thanks to Culture shock events, http://www.cultureshockevents.com for allowing Gerri and Eugenia to interview Manu.
Many of us have a favourite cartoon, animated film or Japanese anime and in that, we have a favourite character! As we watch the screen these characters feel alive and we invest in them, we enjoy how they react and how they come across as real, but, they are only (well up until now) 2D frames of some very good drawings hand or computerised and put together with sound and music! So what really brings these characters to life? Well, in this episode Gerri and Eugenia discuss that, they talk about the words that are said and the actors who make them come alive with their use of voice. In this episode they talk to some of the greats in the voice actor world with interviews with Steve Blum, Kyle Hebert, and Scott McCord but in reality they are now just interviewing these three but hundreds of characters from the world of the cartoon! Scott is also a musician, visit his website http://www.scottmccordmusic.com to see what he is up to. They would like to thank Bill and Adele from New Zealand, Armageddon Expo catch them at http://armageddonexpo.com/nz/
In a world far away, more than one hominid species survived and they come in all shapes and sizes! There are Men, Elves, Hobbits, Dwarves, as well as strange creatures and more! In their last podcast Eugenia and Gerri had a talk with a Hobbit from Middle-Earth and in this episode they talk with Dwarves and not just one or two or even three or four but 5 of them! Well, 5.5 really as Eugenia and Gerri talk to one twice!! They found that it was so much fun to talk to them that they just could not stop themselves from catching up with John Callen twice. So, what are they talking about, Middle-Earth, and the Dwarves of course. Eugenia and Gerri would like to thank Oz Comic Con and Blue Planet Public Relations http://www.blueplanetpr.com.au for their interviews with Jed Brophy (Nori), John Cullen (Oin) and Stephen Hunter (Bombur) catch them at http://www.ozcomiccon.com and Supanova Pop Culture Expo and Lionel Midford Publicity for their interviews with John Cullen (yes another interview), William Kircher (Bilfur) and Mark Hadlow (Dori), catch them at http://www.supanova.com.au and http://www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com for their next events.
Every now and again there is what may be called an “epic” movie and in recent times there has been not only one but a whole series of epic movies! Made in Gerri and Eugenia’s neighbouring country of New Zealand, they are of course, The Lord of the Rings trilogy! In this episode they talk about the movies, who really was the “hero” and of course that magnificent country, New Zealand! (Did you know that Australia still has in its constitution that New Zealand can decide to join as part of its Commonwealth!) So, of course they are discussing the Lord of the Ring movies and they also get to talk with the amazing Sean Astin, who played Samwise Gamgee, who Gerri really thinks is the most important of the Hobbits and the most important character of the story. Sean is no stranger to our screens appearing in The Goonies, Jeremiah, 24 and voicing Raphael in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Gerri and Eugenia would like to thank the crew from OZ Comic Con http://www.ozcomiccon.com for allowing them to interview Sean.