In recent times there is one series of books that got a generation of children to read and many adults as well. We really don’t need to tell you as you can see from the image on this podcast! Well, you are right it is ‘Harry Potter’! In this episode Gerri and Eugenia, discuss the books, the films, and much more. This book is of course an epic ‘heroes’it’s a tale, about good over evil, boy meets girl, a crime story, and of course inspirational! So who would not love it? Gerri and Eugenia talk about the fans who are very invested in this tale. There is fan-fiction, blogs, podcasts and even clubs all over the world. A generation of children grew up with Harry Potter and we mean then grew up around the same age and as Harry did so did they. The characters are strong and Hermione Grainger of course, is who every girl wanted to be. She was smart, the best at magic and was also prepared to make sure Harry did what he had to. The series of books is very reminiscent of the British boarding school books from the 40-60s and of course many people who would have gone to them appeared in the series. If you see an actor in another show, film, television and they are from the UK or Ireland then the probably have been in the movies. So Gerri and Eugenia are talking to two actors who played iconic roles in the series. Firstly, Robbie Jarvis who played James Potter in some of the early backstory. Their other interview is with Stansilav Yaneviski, that enigmatic Quidditch player Viktor Krum, who once tried to win Hermione’s heart.
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.
In this episode Gerri and Eugenia discuss Warehouse 13 and the world of Pete, Myka, Claudia and Arnie! This series has a winning formula that allows it to take an object from any time, any place and any person in history and do a story about them. A cross between Indiana Jones, cop shows, a “who-dun it”, with the odd supernatural mix. It has wizards, secret societies, mythology, government secrets, inventions and the world of art to name a few! But is it fun? Heck yeah! The show never takes itself seriously and Pete the “everyman” gives all of us those pop culture references that shows he is just like us and loves all of it as well! Gerri and Eugenia think that that he is a geek! To their delight that is who they interview in this podcast the funny and whacky Eddie McClintock. Not only is he a great actor but he is also a graphic designer and he sells his art on is website http://www.eddiemcclintock.com Have a look. Gerri and Eugenia would like to thank Oz Comic Con http://www.ozcomiccon.com and Blue Planet PR http://www.blueplanetpr.com.au for the chance to spend some time with the wonderful funny “Pete” from Warehouse 13