We all do it, we go to the movies and watch the actors on the screen play our favourite heroes and villains and walk away saying “Gee that was good”, and “Wasn’t … brilliant”! Yes, the actors do the acting and the directors do the directing! However, we have all seen those shaky sets, ad props the bad make-up/hair and the crappy fight scenes that we all think “Give me a wet lettuce leaf and I could fight better than that!”
However, if you can get a VERY GOOD Set/prop maker, hair and make-up artist, and a fight coordinator you know that you have a VERY GOOD movie. And this is what Eugenia and Gerri have for you in this episode! From WETA they have two of the artists that made the magic of movies such as Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Elysium and the Netflix series “Spectre”. Warren Dion Smith make-up artist and hair specialist (think of all those dwarves and all that hair, Warren makes it look natural), and Mark Dewes , props artist (this man can make a bit of foam look like Excalibur). Then they have Richard Norton, stunt and fight coordinator who has worked with Jackie Chan and on movies such as the latest Mad Max! So if you want to know more about the film industry in the “antipodes”, this is the episode for you with two Kiwis and an Aussie making movies for you! Eugenia and Gerri would like to thank Daniel and Lionel Supanova Expo www.supanova.com.au and www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com respectively for their interview with Richard! Eugenia and Gerri love talking with those that make the magic happen and you will too!
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.