That show about the girl with a “stick” and “attitude”! In this episode guess which show Gerri and Eugenia are talking about? It’s one of their favourite shows, Buffy the Vampire Slayer! They have talked about this show before, but as you know they can wax lyrical about anything! So, with that in mind they discuss the strong character growth across the seven seasons of the show and still feel that the show stands up today, yes even with the clothes and the hairstyles! So whom are they talking with in this show, the lovely funny and very talented Amber Benson, actor, author, director and producer! So, they discuss the (at the time) intriguing relationship between Willow and Tara, the shock of her Tara’s death. Tara showed strength of character and took on the role of the stabiliser for the “Scooby Gang” with the voice of reason! Amber Benson is also a big “geek” into sci fi and fantasy , comic books and more! Gerri and Eugenia would like to thank Culture Shock Events, catch them at http://www.cultureshockevents.com to see what events they have coming to a city near you.
This 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!
Farscape, 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.
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.
All 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!!!
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!
Has 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.
As 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/
Doctor 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.
In 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.
There 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.
Every 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.
In this podcast Eugenia and Gerri discuss how mainstream TV and movie awards do not seem to want to recognise the genres of Sci Fi and Fantasy, why? So; in this episode they look at movies of James Bond, Mission Impossible and Austin Powers and more and explain why they should be classed as Sci Fi rather than just Action or Comedy movies. There have interesting comments about the definition of Sci Fi and different opinions about the parameters of the genre. They have an interesting interview with David Faustino best known as Bud Bundy from Married with Children currently voicing the role of Mako in The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra. He talks about being a child star, his friendship with Corin Nemec (Stargate SG-1, Supernatural, Sand Sharks) who together developed their web series Star-ving, his music and how he supports new bands through his record label Old Scratch Records, as well as talking about his role in, The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra. This is an entertaining podcast and well worth a listen. They thank their friends Jason and Darren from Gifts for the Geek http://www.giftsforthegeek.com.au for the interview.
In this podcast Gerri and Eugenia have not one but two interviews from one of their favourite shows Stargate Atlantis. They are none other than David Nykl who played Dr Radek Zelenka and the ‘Chucknician’ himself Chuck Campbell. Stargate Atlantis has not lost its charm and continues to be watched my millions all over the world. Was its run cut too short, could it have lasted a few more seasons? Listen to Gerri and Eugenia give their opinions about the show and their thoughts about the characters Zelenka and Chuck the Technician. In David Nykl’s interview you will find out about the many things David has been involved in from directing to co-founding a theatre company in the Czech Republic. In Chuck’s interview find out how he got his name in the series. They give their thanks to Gifts for the Geek http://www.giftsforthegeek.com.au and The Hub Productions http://www.thehubproductions.com and for the opportunity to interview David and Chuck.
Once upon a time a show comes along and it fires the imagination on how we could live if we had all the gadgets, the knowledge, the science and the money to have it all! As a geek/nerd the show that had it was Eureka! Forget about the fact that the town was always under threat of complete annihilation every week! Disaster was just sometimes minutes away but who wouldn’t want a house that could talk, cook, clean and keep you company! A dog that never required cleaning up after! Then again there was the cute deputy Andy who looked out for you as well! However, this town had one thing that others do not it had Jack and so do Eugenia and Gerri! In this episode Eugenia and Gerri talk about the town of Eureka, what they think it would be like to live there and of course the characters in the town! They have a treat for you as well as they have an interview with the funny and might they say handsome Colin Ferguson who played Jack Carter the sheriff of Eureka! They would like to thank Carissa, Rand and Sophie from Oz Comic Con http://www.ozcomiccon.com and Blue Planet PR http://www.blueplanetpr.com.au for the opportunity to spend some time with Colin.
Gerri and Eugenia continue their homage to the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who! In this episode they discuss the companions of the new series, from the Christopher Eccleston episodes to Matt Smith’s. Which companions do they like the best, and which ones are they not too fond off! They discuss how the companions have interacted with the Doctor and what they think the contributed to the series! But, the exiting thing that happens in this episode is that they have a ‘New Who’ companion, well, a reluctant companion from both the Doctor’s and the companion’s perspective! It is the one and only Jackie Tyler, yes Rose’s mum. The wonderful, and friendly Camille Coduri. Gerri and Eugenia would like to thank Paul and Sarah from The Doctor Who Club of Australia for the chance to interview Camille. This club has fantastic events throughout the year with one convention annually, http://www.dwca.org.au check them out.
Eugenia and Gerri continue their series of Doctor Who podcasts in this fiftieth year of the longest running Sci Fi show in Television history. This episode brings us back to fifth Doctor and his companion Tegan Jovanka. What is interesting to Eugenia and Gerri is that Tegan played by Janet Fielding is an Australian playing an Australian! Tegan was feisty, stubborn, and like most Aussies a bit of “telling it like it is” who even was mentioned by the eleventh Doctor as “a gobby Australian”. This is not, in Australia, considered an insult. But, what this really meant that to Australian fans ”hey maybe we could get into the Tardis too”, (well, we know that the show is Sci Fi, but we can all fantasise, and suspend belief when watching all these shows LOL)! So, in this episode Eugenia and Gerri talk with Janet Fielding about her time on Doctor Who, as an agent to actors in particular being Paul McGann’s agent when he got the role of the Doctor in Doctor Who and again working with Doctor Who in Big Finish. Eugenia and Gerri would like to thank Rob and Sandy from Culture Shock Events for allowing them to interview Janet Fielding. Catch them at Culture Shock Events, http://www.cultureshockevents.com for upcoming events.
Welcome back to the next episode in the series of many Doctor Who podcasts in the fiftieth year of Doctor Who. In this episode Gerri and Eugenia have another Doctor Who icon for you! That is Jamie McCrimmon, the man with the legs, who knows how to climb up stairs with the utmost decorum in his kilt. Frazer Hines, some could say one of the cutest of the male companions from the Patrick Troughton, (Doctor Who Number Two) era! Frazer is not only a man that knows how to be taken out of the year 1746 and take on the challenge of working in a futuristic time machine but also pursues his interests in horse racing and record producing and of course his stint in the long running UK TV show series Emmerdale Farm. This man of many talents talks about his life, his acting and of course his most favourite of all things the English Game of Cricket, you can check out his website at http://www.frazerhines.co.uk Gerri and Eugenia would like to thank Darren and Jason from Gifts for the Geek http://www.giftsforthegeek.com.au for the interview. See them at an Australian Con near you.
In 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.
There comes along a TV show every now and again that gains an enthusiastic fan base such as Star Trek, but occasionally you get one that could be called “the little show that could” lasting only one season Firefly was one of those shows. Whilst it did not gain an audience that was equivalent to the one mentioned before it did gain an enthusiastic and committed almost fanatical group of people called the Browncoats. Gerri and Eugenia in this episode discuss this “little” show and the impact that it made on television and that fan base. The inspiration that it caused and the charity events done in its name! The great thing about this episode is they have not one but two interviews with members of the crew, the wonderful Sean Maher, Dr Simon Tam, and Jewel Staite, Kaylee Frye. Gerri
and Eugenia would like to thank Daniel from Supanova Expo http://www.supanova.com.au and Lionel Midford, from Lionel Midford Publicity http://www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com for the chance to interview Sean and also to thank Oz Comic Con http://www.ozcomicon.com and Blue Planet PR http://www.blueplanetpr.com.au for the interview with Jewel.
This is the last episode in the Battlestar Galactica triptych. Eugenia and Gerri discuss while a science fiction show can just be entertainment, once in a while it can also contribute to changing the world and they don’t mean that in a fictional sense! Battlestar Galactica made it to the United Nations (Google it), where they talked about the “races of the world” or in their opinion just one race, “the human race”. This was one of the underlying themes of the series and one that is very dear to the heart of Eugenia and Gerri’s interviewee in this episode. Yes, they have an interview with none other than Admiral Adama, the wonderfully talented Edward James Olmos himself, (but you knew that because you saw the picture above)! In this episode they discuss the issues that are raised in their interview with Edward James Olmos (Yes they do like to keep saying it, because well it is Edward James Olmos, if you interviewed him you would keep saying it to!) and their impressions of the show. Its conclusion and of course the meaning of what it is to be a human. They thank Daniel from Supanova Expo http://www.supanova.com.au and Lionel Midford, from Lionel Midford Publicity http://www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com for the chance to interview Edward.
This is the second episode of Gerri and Eugenia’s triptych about the reimagined series Battlestar Galactica. Science Fiction television shows have long been able to look at modern societies and take issues that are current and work these into their story lines. They can discuss conflict, religion and war more openly than contemporary television shows because if it is an alien doing it, then it is not these people or that political group. BSG does just that and is a continuation of a tradition that can be seen in some of the episodes from Classic Star Trek. It takes on this view much more than the original series and of course in this incarnation the “baddies” were created by the human race in their own image, so to speak and the aim of this creation is to replace the originals as the next upgrade is better than the last. BSG has taken many elements from ancient religions such as the Greek and Roman gods to the Abrahamic religions of today and used them as aids to tell a story of conflict and difference. So, you think that this may be a bit deep, well yes and no, as always Gerri and Eugenia love the show and talk about some of the issues raised. However, they also have an interview with Tahmoh Penikett, who played Karl Agathon, otherwise known as “Helo” named after Helios, the god of the sun. Did you know that he is the son of an ex Canadian Premier? They thank Daniel from Supanova Expo http://www.supanova.com.au and Lionel Midford, from Lionel Midford Publicity http://www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com for the chance to interview Tahmoh.
This podcast is the first of in a series of what Eugenia and Gerri call a triptych about the re-imagined series Battlestar Galactica. BSG (re-imagined) one of the few series in recent times to look at the fundamental issues of what and who we are! BSG is a darker story than the show that was made in 1978, which had a more optimistic premise, fought alien baddies, (with swishy back and forth red eyes, very sinister) on their journey finding a new home. In this episode Eugenia and Gerri discuss the differences in both of the incarnations and in particular they look at the Cylons and the impact they had in both versions. For those of you that have not watched the original series the difference between the portrayals of this enemy are significant and interesting with the TOS having them as the mechanical army of an alien race and the new series as a “people” searching just as much as the 12 ships on which the humans search for a new home. So, is this going to be a dark and dreary podcast, no way! Still wanting to hear the old Cylon byword of “At your Command” Eugenia and Gerri discuss all of the above but they also get to have a chat with the Cylon of Cylons Number Six herself, the very beautiful and charming Trisha Helfer. They would like to thank Daniel from Supanova Expo http://www.supanova.com.au and Lionel Midford, from Lionel Midford Publicity http://www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com for the chance to interview Tricia.
Any time we hear that a television show is to be reimagined, and it is happening more and more often these days, fans of the original television series get a bit worried. Having a fond memory of what “was” and questions about what are they going to do with it now, becomes somewhat of a concern. You never want your memories to be blemished so to speak. So, “V” returned to television screens in 2009. Did they remake it well or was it a “bomb”? Eugenia and Gerri discuss how they thought the show panned out in this episode. Did they tie it in well to the original series, did they at least pay homage to what went before, did they make it seem fresh and most importantly did it want new fans to seek out the original and see where it came from? It made Eugenia and Gerri seek out the show again! One of the things that they did well was to bring back some of the characters from the original series and they have an interview with one of them in this episode. She participated in one of Sci Fi’s iconic scenes, none other than Jane Badler, Diana herself the guinea pig eating scion of the Visitors. Jane has been a resident of Australia for over 20 years and has appeared in shows such as Mission Impossible, Cluedo and Neighbours to name a few. She is also an accomplished singer and you can hear some of her music on her website http://www.janebadler.com . Eugenia and Gerri thank Cultureshock Events for the opportunity to talk to Jane http://www.cultureshockevent.com So, listen on and you will see what they think!