One thing that Gerri and Eugenia go on about a little is why is Sci Fi not mainstream? Every big blockbuster movie in 2012 that has made millions has Sci Fi/Fantasy concepts in it! The Avengers, Skyfall (yes Bond is Sci Fi we don’t have the gadgets that he has yet!), The Hunger Games, The Hobbit, The Amazing Spider Man, even Brave (magic), Ted (talking teddy), Twilight movies, Madagascar 3 (talking animals) just keep looking down the list at Box Office Mojo to see! So why don’t these movies that make all the money get recognised, why don’t the actors win an Oscar?? The most popular stories are those that we have been reading for over 80 years, yes some of our super heroes are close to reaching a century and who said that senior cits are not interesting. The “best” movie winner at the Oscars in 2012 only made 10% of The Avengers take! However, Gerri and Eugenia discuss the point in this episode as well as that maybe they don’t win because there is more attention given to the special effects than there is to the story being told! Could we tell the stories better or are they just “Kapow, Wham, and Zap?” Do you agree with them or do you think that all the special effects are what bring in the crowd? Gerri and Eugenia get to speak with the only female warrior from Thor the irrepressible Jaimie Alexander who plays Sif. They would like to thank Daniel and Lionel from Supanova Expo http://www.supanova.com.au for allowing them to spend time with Jaimie.
In this episode Gerri and Eugenia get into cartoons. A genre we all love no matter what age we are! We all have a favourite from Saturday morning cartoons and little kids of today will have one they will remember and no matter what, will always watch it when it shows up again. So, which cartoon are they talking about? Ben 10 of course! Ben 10 has graced the TV of many of us either as a watcher or by osmosis when the kids have it on the TV and it has been around for at least 7 years and like Harry Potter you grow up with it. Gerri and Eugenia discuss the quite adult themes set within the show, the expectations of the hero and the doing for the sake of doing and not reward. One of the great characters in Ben 10 is the calming Grandpa Max and this is who they have on the show in this episode. Paul Eiding is not only the voice of Grandpa Max but also many other cartoon characters like Preceptor from the Transformers and Gerri and Eugenia have a great interview with him. If you want to know what it is like to be a voice actor then this is the podcast for you. Gerri and Eugenia thank Bill and Adele from Armageddon Expo New Zealand for the interview with Paul http://www.armageddonexpo.com
In this podcast Eugenia and Gerri along with guest presenter Jo Shrapnel discuss what we all want to be and that is a Doctor Who companion. Not only do they talk about those that have gone before them (well we all can hope!) they try to define what constitutes being a companion. A show that the three enjoy (a lot) means that the names of characters just come out one after the other and even by the end of their discussion they still don’t cover all of the companions. The interview in this podcast is Louise Jameson, whose character Leela a “Sevateem” savage travelled with the 4th Doctor. Louise tells us about her time on the show, THAT costume and of course Tom Baker. Who is your favourite or most disliked companion? Listen and see if you agree with Eugenia, Gerri or Jo’s comments. Eugenia and Gerri thank Bill and Adele from Armageddon Expo New Zealand for the interview with Louise http://www.armageddonexpo.com
Every woman wants him and Gerri and Eugenia are no different. They are talking about “…is it a bird, is it a plane no its Superman” yes, the man of steel himself. They discuss the many incarnations of the man of steel from the comic books to the movies to the TV shows. They have a look at the villains, favourite support characters and how these are represented over the years. They look at one of the biggest villains of them all the nasty and cantankerous Major/General Zod. They also get to talk with very funny Callum Blue who played Major Zod in Smallville. Callum is an actor who turns up in many genre shows and you never forget that he has been there. They thank their friends Jason and Darren from Gifts for the Geeks http://www.giftsforthegeek.com.au for the interview with Callum when he was at a Supanova Pop Culture Expo http://www.supanova.com.au