Every now and then the Antipodes does something fantastic and those little islands to the right of Australian (if Oz is really at the bottom of the world), called New Zealand does something fantastic! Whilst they could be talking about The Hobbit, Gerri and Eugenia are not! They are talking about The Almighty Johnsons, a fantastic and little known show about Norse Gods, New Zealand culture and with really cute main characters. NZ is a funny country, just look at the NZ Airlines safety instructions on YouTube and you will understand! Being the first in the world to welcome in the New Year, NZ’ers have a way of looking at things differently and they did just that with this show! They are a country of migrants and are very welcoming so why wouldn’t the gods like Oden, Thor and all those other wonderful, eccentric characters from Scandinavia want to go there too? This funny, dramatic and clever little show is one of their favourites and Gerri and Eugenia have an interview with one of the main cast the wonderful Dean O’Gorman who played Anders, otherwise known as Bragi, the god of poetry and in his present form (of course it would be this) a PR guru! He was also in that movie that was mentioned before, you know that one with the hobbit in it where he played Fili. Gerri and Eugenia would like to thank, Daniel from Supanova Expo http://www.supanova.com.au and Lionel from http://www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com for the chance to interview Dean, watch out for their next exciting guests at a convention near you.
In a world far away, more than one hominid species survived and they come in all shapes and sizes! There are Men, Elves, Hobbits, Dwarves, as well as strange creatures and more! In their last podcast Eugenia and Gerri had a talk with a Hobbit from Middle-Earth and in this episode they talk with Dwarves and not just one or two or even three or four but 5 of them! Well, 5.5 really as Eugenia and Gerri talk to one twice!! They found that it was so much fun to talk to them that they just could not stop themselves from catching up with John Callen twice. So, what are they talking about, Middle-Earth, and the Dwarves of course. Eugenia and Gerri would like to thank Oz Comic Con and Blue Planet Public Relations http://www.blueplanetpr.com.au for their interviews with Jed Brophy (Nori), John Cullen (Oin) and Stephen Hunter (Bombur) catch them at http://www.ozcomiccon.com and Supanova Pop Culture Expo and Lionel Midford Publicity for their interviews with John Cullen (yes another interview), William Kircher (Bilfur) and Mark Hadlow (Dori), catch them at http://www.supanova.com.au and http://www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com for their next events.
Every now and again there is what may be called an “epic” movie and in recent times there has been not only one but a whole series of epic movies! Made in Gerri and Eugenia’s neighbouring country of New Zealand, they are of course, The Lord of the Rings trilogy! In this episode they talk about the movies, who really was the “hero” and of course that magnificent country, New Zealand! (Did you know that Australia still has in its constitution that New Zealand can decide to join as part of its Commonwealth!) So, of course they are discussing the Lord of the Ring movies and they also get to talk with the amazing Sean Astin, who played Samwise Gamgee, who Gerri really thinks is the most important of the Hobbits and the most important character of the story. Sean is no stranger to our screens appearing in The Goonies, Jeremiah, 24 and voicing Raphael in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Gerri and Eugenia would like to thank the crew from OZ Comic Con http://www.ozcomiccon.com for allowing them to interview Sean.
In this podcast Eugenia and Gerri go a bit Epic! Lord of the Rings Epic that is! They discuss the J R Tolkien’s epic series and Peter Jackson’s movies. What do they really think? Are they true ring fans? What they are is very lucky in this podcast they get to interview one of New Zealand’s LOTR actors none other Bruce Hopkins who played Gamling, lieutenant to King Théoden. This is not the first podcast that Bruce has been part of, download Podcast 33 to hear Bruce interviewing them for his NZ radio show. Eugenia and Gerri caught up with Bruce at Armageddon Expo check out who could be coming next at http://www.armageddonexpo.com . Go to Bruce’s site http://jmsstyxnyes.tripod.com/bruce-hopkins/bhstart.htm where you can find out what he is up to and link to his NZ radio show.