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Episode 43 – Robots and Other Things – Brent Spiner

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Gerri and Eugenia talk about robots, mechanoids, androids and the odd dalek or two. They look at the history of the machine man/woman from the first one to be seen in Sci Fi feature films, who of course as we all know is Maria in the newly released and remastered, Metropolis from http://www.madman.com.au. So why are they so interested in the manmade machine in the human form? It is because they have an interview with one of the genres most loved character actors, the engaging and fascinating Brent Spiner the man who made us all want to be a machine! Brent Spiner played the android Data in Star Trek Next Generation and Star Trek movies. He has also been in Threshold, Independence Day, Star Trek Enterprise and is now writing and performing his own webseries called Fresh Hell. Gerri and Eugenia’s thanks go to Scott and Diana Liston from First Contact Conventions http://www.firstcontactconventions.com.au

 


Episode 38 – Lord of the Rings – Gamling Talks

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issuu podcast 38In this podcast Eugenia and Gerri go a bit Epic! Lord of the Rings Epic that is! They discuss the J R Tolkien’s epic series and Peter Jackson’s movies. What do they really think? Are they true ring fans? What they are is very lucky in this podcast they get to interview one of New Zealand’s LOTR actors none other Bruce Hopkins who played Gamling, lieutenant to King Théoden. This is not the first podcast that Bruce has been part of, download Podcast 33 to hear Bruce interviewing them for his NZ radio show. Eugenia and Gerri caught up with Bruce at Armageddon Expo check out who could be coming next at http://www.armageddonexpo.com . Go to Bruce’s site http://jmsstyxnyes.tripod.com/bruce-hopkins/bhstart.htm where you can find out what he is up to and link to his NZ radio show.


Episode 37 – The Incredible Hulk-Lou Ferrigno

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Armageddon Expo, Adelaide they look at the different
incarnations of the green bodied Incredible Hulk. At a
Supanova event http://www.supanova.com.au Gerri and Eugenia had the pleasure of interviewing The Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno. Was he a monster or a misunderstood superhero? Have a listen and see what side of the fence they sit on regarding this iconic green man. On the heels of Armageddon Expo in Adelaide Gerri and Eugenia are on a high and thank the promoters that were part of this augural event, Bill and Adele http://www.armageddonexpo.com Carrisa and Rand http://www.thehubproductions.com Jason and Darren http://www.giftsforthegeek.com.au Scott Liston http://www.firstcontactconventions.com.au Rob and Robbie
http://www.cultureshockevents.com.


Episode 32 – Harry Potter the Magic Continues

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issuu podcast 32.pubIn this podcast Eugenia and Gerri delve into the world of
Wizards and Magic as they discuss the phenomenon of
Harry Potter. Eugenia and Gerri discuss their favourite
characters and the impact the story has had on the
literary world and admire the mind of J.K. Rowling who
brought us Hogwarts and Quidditch. Out of the vaults they
produce an interview they conducted with Chris Rankin
who plays Percy Weasley in the films. This is their very
first interview ever and the audio is not great as it was
done for their e-zine, they had not even bought their first
“real” digital recorders. If you wish to read the transcript
of the interview click here http://www.genews-ezine.com/
interviews.html. It will take you to GE News – Women Talk
Sci Fi ezine http://www.genews-ezine.com their e-zine. Yes,
Eugenia and Gerri not only talk about Sci Fi they also write
about it as well.


Episode 30 – The Counsellor Is In – Marina Sirtis

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issuu podcast 30.pubThis podcast is the last of Eugenia and Gerri’s trilogy of Star
Trek actors or as Gerri puts it ‘our triptych of TNG’. And what an ending it is!! Eugenia and Gerri had the pleasure of
interviewing Marina Sirtis, the Counsellor Deanna Troi of Star Trek: Next Generation at an Oz Trek 3 in Melbourne. Thanks go to Scott Liston for providing them with the opportunity to interview this very generous, lovely, and funny woman. It is evident from Marina’s interview that she really enjoyed her time on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and has gained from her experience, lifelong friends and memories. Over a cup of coffee Marina talks about her life, her loves and some of her up and coming projects. So grab a cup of coffee yourself and enjoy a fun-filled podcast as Eugenia and Gerri discuss their
views about the character of Deanna Troi and then listen to
The Counsellor herself, Marina Sirtis. Visit http://www.firstcontactconventions.com.au for some great upcoming conventions.

 


Episode 29 – Michael Dorn – A Klingon Encounter

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Gerri and Eugenia in this podcast get to interview the man who has appeared in more Star Trek episodes and movies than any other actor. It is none other than Michael Dorn who played the Klingon warrior Worf from Star Trek: The Next Generation and of course Colonel Worf in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. This is part 2 of their TNG interview specials and they were very excited to get the chance to speak to one of the most recognised characters from all the Star Trek Series. We thank Scott from First Contact Conventions http://www.firstcontactconventions.com.au for the interview. So do what they did enjoy your time with Michael Dorn!http://67.210.109.205/~women34


Episode 26 – Star Wars – Darth Vader Grows Up

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issuu podcast 26.pubEvery villain starts out as a young boy with a mother. She
dreams that he will become famous and do good in the world.  Well in this podcast Eugenia and Gerri get to talk to an incarnation of one of the world’s best-known villains! They get to interview Darth Vader, well the young Anakin Skywalker, the father of Luke and Leia! Eugenia and Gerri caught up with Jake Lloyd, who played 9-year-old Anakin when he was a slave from Tatooine and the only human able to compete in podracing. So have a listen, sit back and find out how he got the part and what he is doing now. They also interview Sean Williams, New York Times best selling author of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and his latest Star Wars: The Old Alliance: Fatal Republic who also happens to be from their hometown of Adelaide, South Australia. Eugenia and Gerri talk about their views on how George Lucas changed the world of Sci Fi with his ‘Big Screen’ epic series. Eugenia and Gerri also discuss the impact George Lucas’ Star Wars epic series has had on Sci Fi. Star Wars fans should not miss this podcast.


Episode 22 – Full Moon or Twilight Brings Out the Werewolf

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Ever wondered about the effect the full moon has on
people? In this podcast Eugenia and Gerri discuss the
werewolf. Is this creature just a hairy savage or a
misunderstood tortured soul? Find out what Gerri and
Eugenia think about the way werewolves have been
portrayed in movies and TV from 1935 to the Twilight
movies. At Supanova Expo http://www.supanova.com.au the
girls caught up with Alex Meraz who plays one of the
Twilight werewolves. He plays Paul the moody, dark one in
Twilight: New Moon and Twilight: Eclipse. They also spoke
to Bret Kennedy and Anthony Edwards
http://www.thedarklurkingmovie.com who have produced and
starred in an all Australian Sci Fi movie called The Dark
Lurking. Catch it at a Supanova Pop Culture Expo near
you.


Episode 18 – The Day We Knew We Were Truly ‘Geek’

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This year Eugenia and Gerri head off to conventions all over Australia. For Australian “Sci Fi Geeks” this is just a taste of what the rest of our fellow “Geeks” in other parts of the world have all the time! So we want to thank: The Hub Productions http://www.thehubproductions.com, First Contact Conventions http://www.firstcontactconventions.com.au, Supanova http://www.supanova.com.au, Armageddon http://www.armageddonexpo.com For making this year totally “geekalicious”! With lots of travel plans already made they thought that it was time to share a chat they had had with their good friend Marlene about their first convention experiences. In the podcast you will hear them talk about how they met, which guest was at their first convention and how this experience has led to many adventures.


Episode 17 – Avatar – The Shape of Things to Come

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If you have seen Avatar listen to Gerri and Eugenia and see if you agree with them about the impact this movie will make on the way we will be experiencing our movie watching. If Avatar has not been on your movie going list then this podcast will excite you about why you should see it and maybe more than once, just like them. Hear what their thoughts are about the storyline, the amazing visual experience and the mastery of James Cameron.


Episode 13 – A Bloodsucking Podcast

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Gerri and Eugenia discuss what they think about Vampires and how they have been portrayed on TV and in the movies. They discuss shows like, Tru Blood, The Munsters, Moonlight and of course Buffy and Angel. They recall the Hammer Horror movies and how the Vampire image has changed from the stereotypical cape and peaked hair to the more cool dude dressed Vampires of today. Join them as whip through Vampire history from Nosferatu to Edward. What kinda Vampires do you crave?  Send them your comments about the Twilight movies and why you like or dislike the Vampires in this franchise! Mail them at contact@womentalkscifi.com


Episode 08 – G.I. Joe Action Figure to Action Movie

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G.I. Joe has been around for a very long time and began the line of toys we now all call action figures. Many may not know that G.I. Joe was born to fight the dominance of Barbie.  The battle of the sexes wages on even in the world of toys. Now that G.I. Joe has beaten Barbie to the blockbuster movie prize has that war been won? I’m sure Barbie hasn’t given up yet and will continue her struggle against the usurper that is G.I. Joe. There is no doubt that G.I. Joe has had a big influence on how the toy market is made up today. Perhaps thought of as toys for boys only this is not necessarily the case. G.I. Joe is an equal opportunity toy with male and female characters of all races and creeds.  G.I. Joe is not just a toy though as there has been video game after game spanning two decades. There have been television cartoon shows and animated movies. Also a long lasting line of comic books. Now that G.I. Joe has made it to the big screen I am sure we can expect a new wave of toys, games, cartoons and comics to enjoy for years to come.  Now, if only I were a kid so I could enjoy all of this without getting those odd looks.  Don’t forget to visit GE News to see the photographs from the Sydney press conference.  Many thanks to George for going to the Sydney press conference and taking those fantastic photographs.


Episode 07 – Wormhole X-Treme

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issuu podcast 7.pubJoin Gerri and Eugenia as they bring back some memories about the not quite gone, and certainly not forgotten, in this episode they discuss Stargate SG-1.  From everyone’s favourite character Jack O’Neill to the Farscape takeover with Ben Browder and Claudia Black towards the end of the series.  If you love Stargate SG-1 then you don’t want to miss this podcast. 

 


Episode 05 – Move over lightsaber

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It’s not long now and the all new Star Trek movie will be in cinemas for your viewing pleasure. Which means this is the last Star Trek related episode on Women Talk Sci Fi for a while. Well at least until they do a review of the new movie itself. Prepare to put you thinking caps on and join Gerri and Eugenia on a journey down memory lane. It got me thinking about my first Star Trek experience. I was never an original series person and my most prominent memories of early Star Trek is from The Next Generation.  However if I really dig deep the occasional memory of The Animated Series sticks its head up to say hello.  Still my fondest memories are for the cast of The Next Generation and it will be interesting to see my reaction to the re-imagined Original Series crew. Yet again we get another big name interview in this episode. This time none other than John Cho of Harold and Kumar fame. From what I have heard about his portrayal of Hakaru Sulu the image of G.I. Joe meets
Trek pops to mind. Finally Sulu truly gets an opportunity to dirty his hands with some real action. Something that I am sure George Takei wished he got the opportunity to do during his time as Sulu. At last we also get an actor who was willing to admit he was into Star Trek before starring in the movie. He was only a casual fan but that’s better than nothing. Seeing Sulu in such an important role during that era meant a lot to John Cho. So much so that he was desperate to be a part of this rebirth of Star Trek. So sit back and join Gerri, Eugenia and Marlene as they chat with the new incarnation of one of Star Trek favourite characters.


Episode 04 – It’s life Jim but not as we know it!

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issuu podcast 4.pubWhat more could a Trekkie ask for than an interview with Kirk and Spock at the same time. Well that is exactly what happens in episode four of Women Talk Sci Fi. There are three things which spring to mind when listening to Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.  Their dedication to their craft, the respect they have for those that have come before them and their great sense of humour.  Just like J.J. Abrams neither of these great actors claim to have been Trekkies when they accepted their new identities. It seems to be a recurring theme that may be distressing for many Star Trek fans. However they also share something else in common that alleviates that concern. That is a respect for both the characters they are playing and the fans that have come to love Star Trek. Without that respect a lot of damage could of been done to the beloved Star Trek franchise. That respect coupled with not being encumbered by expectations allows them to breathe new life into Star Trek. The humour that is on display in the interview is another promising glimpse into the new movie. Star Trek was always at its best when it didn’t take itself too seriously and had a good laugh at its own expense. J.J. Abrams certainly seems to have surrounded himself with a group of actors who desperately want to bring something of themselves to their characters whilst trying to remain true to the originals. This is an attitude that cannot be missed when listening to Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto talk about their experiences making this movie. It’s not all serious talk though and the two actors certainly have a few interesting stories to tell. So join Gerri, Eugenia and guest presenter Marlene with their round table interview with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.


Episode 03 – In Search Of… Cool trek

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issuu podcast 3.pubThe clock is ticking until the public release of the born again Star Trek movie. So Gerri and Eugenia are madly trying to cram everything in before the big event. So you guessed it this is another Star Trek podcast. What a cool podcast it is though with none other than J.J. Abrams as the main focus of today’s podcast. It isn’t just all interviews with the rich and famous though. You get to spend a day in the life of a podcast reporter. Find out what really happens behind the scenes of the media frenzy. The core of this podcast is the J.J. Abrams interview though. He seems to be a very level headed man with a passion for good stories. It doesn’t matter if it is Star Trek or not just that the story evokes an emotional response. Some of you might cry that nothing is more important than Star Trek. I believe though that J.J Abrams has really grasped what Gene Roddenberry envisioned for Star Trek. It’s not a show for flashy special effects and cool gadgets. It’s a platform designed to tell you a story. One with meaning, filled with optimism and hope for the future. Whilst J.J. Abrams freely admits he was not a Star Trek fan when he started this project he also freely admits that the Roddenberry vision has roped him in. Star Trek will do that to anyone who wants to desperately believe that humanity will ultimately make it. In J.J. Abrams one words that very optimism that has made Trekkie’s so uncool is set for a reversal. Optimism and hop is the new black. It’s not all about J.J Abrams though. There is also a red carpet interview with producer Bryan Burke. Over all this is a great podcast especially for those interested in the people who work behind the cameras.


Episode 02 – I’ve Got a Golden Ticket

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Women Talk Sci Fi had a golden chance to make there way. All the way to the world premiere of the new Star Trek movie in Sydney, Australia. I promise that’s the last South Park reference I’ll make. I can’t promise you what the girls will do in the podcast though. Now time to be serious because there are some seriously big stars in this podcast. Interviews with Richard Arnold, Eric Bana and Zachary Quinto. Gerri and Eugenia waylaid Mr Arnold at the Armageddon convention last year in Melbourne. The enthusiasm in his voice for the movie, if not for Paramount, was obvious and reassuring. It gives hope that the right people are doing the right things to our beloved franchise. In fact it is a sentiment that seems to be shared by many of the cast involved in the movie. Relief that the reigns have been handed over to someone who cares about Star Trek. Someone who wants to see it grow and flourish. Not just so money can be made but so the dream can live on a little longer. I’ve deliberately mentioned very little about what is in the actual podcast. You will just have to listen to it to find out. You won’t be disappointed though. So sit back and be prepared for Gerri to rub it in that she got to go to the world premiere and we didn’t.