TV shows come and go! We enjoy them for the time they are on and revisit them via streaming or DVD, but overall they just entertain us! Few, if any, impact us on a personal level and fewer impact society in any way at all! Though one show has done that for many of us as well as the culture of the world and that of course is STAR TREK! This show with its utopian worldview has provided inspiration to many from human rights, social inclusion, science, space travel and has encouraged us to “boldly go where no one has gone before”. This show has forced us to look at how we, as the human race can achieve, and to consider issues that we are living through, it has made us laugh, awed us and made us look outward! How many other TV shows can claim this? In this episode Gerri and Eugenia talk all things Star Trek, from the original to the many incarnations of fan made homages to the idea and ideals of Gene Rodenberry. To celebrate the 50 YEARS, yes 50 YEARS that this show has been part of history, they have two amazing interviews with stars from the original Star Trek and they are Walter Koenig the original Pavel Chekov ,and Gary Lockwood who played Gary Mitchell in the episode “Where No Man has Gone Before”, (the first episode to been shown in the UK). Gerri and Eugenia would like to thank Lionel Midford from www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com and Daniel from www.supanova.com.au for the chance to interview these icons of Star Trek. To also celebrate the impact that this show has had with fans they also bring you interviews with Michele Specht and Kim Stinger from Star Trek: Continues, www.startrekcontinues.com a fan show with many celebrity guests from all over the Sci Fi world. Thanks again to Supanova for these interviews. Gerri and Eugenia dedicate this show to their friend Therese, who is no longer with them. This podcast exists because Therese introduced our hosts and due to that you are listening to them today! As Therese would say, keep on “Star Trekking Across the Universe”!
While Enterprise did not make it to the seven seasons showing of all the other modern incarnations of the franchise it is still worth a watch and gives us more information to add to the canon of the Star Trek universe.
Whilst there were many great episodes, season 4 stood out and introduced us to the backstories of many of the species and our knowledge of them from the original series. These included how the Klingons played around with Noonan Soong’s genetic work and got their forehead ridges, introduced us to the Borg and of course the beginning of the Vulcan reformation and their path to the use of logic and how Humans overcame bigotry and xenophobia and became the humanity we see in the later series. Gerri and Eugenia also talk about the fan fiction of Star Trek and how it has inspired many fans to take the franchise in their own hands and create Star Trek worlds of their own. So, have a listen to a “plethora” of our guests from Star Trek: Enterprise and check out Anthony’s graphic novel at http://www.anthonymontgomery.com
Check out these great fan works in the world of Star Trek:
Star Trek Continues http://www.startrekcontinues.com
Star Trek of Gods and Men http://www.startrekofgodsandmen.com
Star Trek Renegades http://www.startrekrenegades.com (which has many actors from Star Trek Universe)
Star Trek Aurora http://www.auroratrek.com (one of the best and one of our favourite animated productions)
Star Trek Odyssey http://www.hiddenfrontier.net
Gerri and Eugenia would like to thank Oz Comic Con http://www.ozcomiccon.com for their interview with Connor and Supanova http://www.supanova.com.au & Gifts for the Geek http://www.giftsforthegeek.com.au for their interview with Anthony and First Contact Conventions http://www.firstcontactconventions.com.au for Linda & Vaughn
There is also a link to Linda’s husband’s music group that I can add to the write when I listen to the interview again.
Yes, Eugenia and Gerri are talking about Star Trek again, and this time it is about the many faces seen and unseen! Sometimes actors appear as different characters in TV shows and its incarnations and that is what we have in this episode, in fact they have interviews with actors who have a combined 80+ years in the business. Eugenia and Gerri interview Suzie Plakson and Morgan Sheppard! Some may ask, whom did they play (yes, you will recognise them when you see them)? Suzie known to fans as K’Ehleyr the Klingon with a sense of humour, Dr Selar, (A character from the TNG episode Morgan was in) and Q, the mother of Q’s child Q and of course Tarah the Andorian from Enterprise. Morgan first appeared in the TOS movie Final Frontier, then onto Ira Graves in Schiziod Man (with Susie), Qatai in Voyager and then a Vulcan in Star Trek (2009), the only series they missed was DS9! Both are extremely talented with Suzie is an author, singer, artist, and sculptor! Check her out at http://www.suzieplakson.com . Morgan who is one and has worked with many icons of the movie industry is also one of a select few of actors appearing in Star Trek and Doctor Who (along with his son Mark Sheppard)! Eugenia and Gerri would like to thank Daniel and Lionel from http://www.supanova.com.au and http://www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com respectively for Suzie, and for Morgan Bill and Adele from Armageddon Expo, New Zealand http://www.armageddonexpo.com/nz/ .
Resistance 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.
Eugenia 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!
They did it again! Women Talk Sci Fi went to the Australian Premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness! Now they say that it is not a World Premiere but they got to see it first so they are more than happy! In this episode Eugenia and Gerri are on the Red Carpet in the Media Bay so not only did they get to see the Stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, JJ Abrams and many more walk past but did they get to interview some of them as well? Eugenia and Gerri will give you some insight in what it is like to be at a premiere with some commentary from them and they get to chat to some fans who are also hanging on the red carpet waiting to catch a glimpse of some of the stars. They also talk about the film, discussing what they liked and maybe you will hear a little on what they thought of some of the surprises from the movie “No spoilers sweetie” of course!!! In answer to the question did Eugenia and Gerri get to talk with some of the Stars and others on the red carpet well yes they did! So have a listen to Georgina Haig who was in episodes of Fringe, Penelope Austin who composed and sings the song that is in the movie, Karl Urban the wise cracking Bones, JJ Abrams Director extraordinaire and Captain Kirk himself Chris Pine! You may even find out why Eugenia was a little excited to be on the red carpet and why! Yes it could be a little corny but funny! Thanks to Paramount Australia http://www.paramountpicturesaustralia.com.au and Gabby and Rachel from Way to Blue PR http://www.waytoblue.com for giving us this great opportunity! So listen and then go out and by a ticket to watch the movie! http://www.startrekmovie.com.au . You will not regret it.
When you think of Star Trek Deep Space Nine you not only think of the main cast but the many recurring characters in the show. This is a show with a strong supporting cast that Eugenia and Gerri could have spent hours discussing. To choose just a few of them was proving a challenge for them both as one name lead to another including Gul Dukat, Garak and or course the magnificent Ferengi. One of these memorable characters was Leeta who was not only a Dabo girl but also the consort of the Grand Nagus. In this podcast Eugenia and Gerri interview Chase Masterson who played Leeta. Thanks go to Scott and Diana Liston from First Contact Conventions, http://www.firstcontactconvention.com.au for arranging the interview. Listen and find out about Chase’s time on the show and some of her other projects and you even get to listen to a sample of songs from her album which can be purchased through her website http://www.chasemasterson.com