A Podcast about our favourite shows with interviews from their iconic actors

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Episode 107 – New Ways for Old Who – Dan Hall – Austen Atkinson

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issuu podcast 107Ever 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.


Episode 106 – Resistance is Futile – Manu Intiraymi

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issuu podcast 106Resistance is futile; you will listen to this episode as Eugenia and Gerri talk Borg. Are they the best villains ever come up with in a Sci Fi show? Whilst this species (if you can call them that), first came to our attention with the first appearance of Q and proved to Starfleet that there were some nasty surprises out there in the big bad Universe! So, where did they come from? There are many different ideas to where the originated, including, nano technology, to the integration of V’ger and Ilia and many more! If you want to find out more visit Memory Beta (A Star Trek Wiki) at http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Borg_history. Is the Borg one of the scariest baddies ever thought, what with assimilation, adaption, and their hive mind as the main weapons? One of the most iconic scenes in Sci Fi happened when Jonathan Frakes directed First Contact, who was not amazed as the Queen was constructed before our eyes? Then we turn to ST: Voyager when 7of 9, comes to us as the sexy Borg and we learn so much more about their ways! Then along comes the Borg children and one of those is whom Eugenia and Gerri interview in this episode. Manu Intiraymi, known as Icheb, the child who was made into a weapon by his people talks Borg and Star Trek. Eugenia and Gerri would like to thank Scotty from First Contact Conventions for the opportunity to interview Manu. Catch them at http://www.firstcontactconventions.com.au to find out what they are up to next.


Episode 104 – A Hat Full of Fantasy – Terry Pratchett

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issuu podcast 104This 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!


Episode 103 – There is Nothing Black or White about Gigi Edgley

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issuu podcast 103Farscape, what a show? How many of you have watched this Australian show? Well, Gerri and Eugenia and are proud to say “Made in Australia”, this is a show that breaks the mould in the use of Muppets! Well not Muppets but animatronics, done so well that you actually see the characters as real and find that you invest them with feeling and reality and the show is full of fun, suspense and damn good action! The show took us a little further in the imaginations of make-up artists and their vision of what an alien would look like. We had black and white, red and blue skin, tentacles coming from the head and even a ship that was a sentient being! Jim Henson’s Creature workshop was able to create characters that were multi-layer as well as a few “nut-jobs”, action heroes and some more really, really nutjobs! In this podcast Gerri and Eugenia get to talk with one of the actors from the series none other than Gigi Edgley who played Chiana, the black and white alien who may be classed as one of the nutjobs!!! Gigi is a method actor, singer, writer and now “show-host”. Gigi now hosts Brian Henson’s show, “Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge” where you get to see how animatronics are made and used in movies and TV. Gerri and Eugenia would like to thank Gigi for the interview and you can catch her at her website http://www.gigiedgley.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gigiedgley.fanpage?fref=ts and on twitter @GigiEdgley.


Episode 102 – The Sword Arrow and Armour – Tom Hopper, Mark Ryan, Alfie Allen

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issuu podcast 102In 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.


Episode 101 – Cowabunga It’s a Blast – Debi Rob Rodger

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issuu podcast 101All 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!!!


Episode 100 – Star Trek DS9 Brooks Visitor Eisenberg and Grodenchik interviews for you

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issuu podcast 100Eugenia and Gerri have met a milestone with this their 100th episode. So, what have they done to celebrate this milestone? They have lined up some special interviews so that you can celebrate with them! The focus of this episode is Star Trek: DS9 and yes it is what it is on the label and they have interviews for you from the icons of DS9. Avery Brooks, aka Captain Benjamin Sisko (thanks go to http://www.firstcontactconventions.com.au ), Nana Visitor aka Colonel Kira Nerys, Max Grodenchik who played Rom, Grand Nagus of Ferenginar and Aron Eisenberg, Nog, the first Ferengi to go to the Star Fleet Academy (our thanks for these interviews go to Oz Comic Con http://www.ozcomiccon.com .) So, join them in this celebration of both Star Trek: DS9 and their 100th episode and keep listening for more interviews as they work towards their 200th!


Episode 99 – Arrow’s Friend and Foe – Manu Bennett

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issuu podcast 99Has 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.

 


Episode 98 – Unlocking the Stargate – Gary – Teryl – Torri

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issuu podcast 98As a Geek if you could not have a TARDIS, then the next best thing was a Stargate! If you are a fan of the show, have Eugenia and Gerri got a treat for you! In this episode Eugenia and Gerri discuss the many incarnations of Stargate from the film to SG1 to Universe, which was great and which was not! They discuss the strong characters that appeared in this franchise and that were not only limited to the men! Many films do not make a good transition to the smaller screen, but Stargate was one of them, it was full of humour, did not take itself seriously (well maybe Universe did) and allowed us all to think that it could be one of us. However, Eugenia and Gerri have a treat for all the fans of the franchise with not only one, but three interviews from icons from the show. The inimitable Gary Jones who played Walter Herriman, the “Gate Guy” who is the one that takes us to all three incarnations of the franchise, then Teryl Rothery, Dr Janet Frazier, the one that we lost and who could “kick-ass” any medical condition that came her way and finally the “Woman in Charge” Torri Higginson, the first non-military leader in the franchise. Eugenia and Gerri would like to thank, Carissa, Rand and the crew of OZ Comic Con http://www.ozcomiccon.com for their interviews with Teryl and Torri and Darren and Jason from Gifts for the Geek, http://www.giftsforthegeek.com.au for the interview with Gary.<a href="http://womentalkscifi.com/podcasts/


Episode 97 – Evolution of the Daleks – Nicholas Briggs Terry Molloy

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issuu podcast 97Doctor 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.

 


Episode 96 – Buck Rogers Deering to be different – Erin Gray

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issuu podcast 96In this episode, Eugenia and Gerri talk about Buck Rogers. Buck has a long history first appearing in 1929 in the iconic Science Fiction magazine Amazing Stories. A Magazine that launched and in fact defined the genre of pulp fiction! So, why are they talking about an 85-year-old hero? Set in the future year 2419, this hero has appeared in comics, serial movies and of course television series as well, Buck has been influencing heroes since his first appearance! Eugenia and Gerri discuss how this hero has changed over the years, how the changing times have also influenced the presentation of women, and how they changed from screamers to leaders. The 1979 – 1981 “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” television show is the one that they particularly discuss in this episode, which was on TV when little else in this genre was transmitted. As regular listener you know that Eugenia and Gerri love to interview actors from iconic television shows and that happens again in this episode and it is non other than Colonel Wilma Deering, who of course is the beautiful Erin Gray. So sit back and enjoy! Eugenia and Gerri would like to thank Scott Liston from First Contact Conventions http://www.firstcontactconventions.com.au and Darren and Jason from Gifts for the Geek http://www.giftsforthegeek.com.au for the opportunity to interview Erin.


Episode 95 – Doctor Eight is Great – Paul McGann and Daphne Ashbrook

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issuu podcast 95There 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.


Episode 94 – Sanctuary’s Mr Fixit – Ryan Robbins

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issuu podcast 94Every now and again a show comes along that is a little bit different! Sometimes it is the premise or sometimes it is innovation with new technology, and that is what happened with Sanctuary! This show was ground breaking in that it sought input from the Sci Fi community before the show was even aired and then was released for free on YouTube before being picked up by the then Sci Fi, now Syfy channel. In this episode Eugenia and Gerri talk about what they thought of the innovations that came with this show, the interesting Canadian texture that was brought to the show and what it takes in the 21st Century for a show to make it on TV! They also get to interview Ryan Robbins, who plays Henry Foss, the geeky tech wiz and a Lycanthrope, who says that canines don’t use tech? Ryan has been in many Sci Fi and Fantasy shows. What you really need to do is have a look at his IMDB, but he was also a circus performer and more, so you need to have a listen to find it all out! Eugenia and Gerri would like to thank Oz Comic Con http://www.ozcomiccon.com and Blue Planet PR http://www.blueplanetpr.com.au for the interview with Ryan.


Episode 84 – Talking Live With Doctor Five – Peter Davison

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issuu podcast 84In 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.


Episode 73 – The Geek From Warehouse 13 – Eddie McClintock

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issuu podcast 73In 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


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 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 19 – Through the Stargate to Atlantis

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In this podcast Gerri and Eugenia are joined by their two good friends Marlene and Sarah. So what are they talking about? Well, they decided to get together to talk about Stargate Atlantis which is Sarah’s favourite show. So did they just talk about the show or did it turn into a discussion about one friend’s obsession with a character from this show! Who do you think this may be well to give you a hint his name begins with an M? So have a listen and see if you can tell which of us is the one with the obsession and find out how he (oops that is another clue) talks about how he got his role in Stargate Atlantis. Keep listening to our upcoming podcasts and you will be able to listen to him talk about his time on the show.

 


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 15 – Do Not Feed The Doctor He Regenerates.

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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”!


Episode 14 – Every Girl Loves A Bad Boy

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issuu podcast 14 .pubEvery good girl loves a bad boy and Gerri and Eugenia are just like any other good girl and in this podcast they tell you all about their favourites! Not the nasty villains but the ones who don’t always follow the rules. Get themselves into trouble and you just want to run down and get them out of it and then just give them a big cuddle!!! Judge for yourself whether you agree characters such as Starbuck, Ba-al, Kirk and lots and lots and lots more are bad boys! They have an interview with Dirk Benedict in this podcast and as a special treat for all you Battlestar Galactica fans they feature Rick Moyer’s parody “The Rag Tag Fugitive Fleet”. More of his parodies can be found on http://www.christrocks.com/parody.  So who is your favourite ‘bad boy’?


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 12 – Torchwood: The End of Days or Not?

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issuu podcast 12 .pubGerri 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.