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.
Sometimes, yes we all do it, search the internet just to see what is interesting and Eugenia and Gerri are no different from anyone else! A little while ago they did just that and came across a wonderful audio drama called The Minister of Chance. What is it you may ask? In 2001 the BBC produced a webcast called Death Comes to Time, a Seventh Doctor Story. In this story another Timelord “The Minister of Chance”, originally played by Stephen Fry meets up with the Doctor and takes his place in helping to resolve a conflict and so it goes on! Check out Wikipedia for more information Death Comes to Time. Dan Freedman the director of Death Comes to Time writer and director of The Minister of Chance has produced what only can be called a “Sonic Movie” about the adventures of The Minister of Chance with many cinematic features including sound and more. Eugenia and Gerri could go on and on about this audio series but it is easier to download it yourself at Minister of Chance http://www.ministerofchance.com or on ITunes and by the way it is FREE! If you would like to hear more then maybe you could support the production by donating as well. In this episode Eugenia and Gerri have a special treat for you not one, not two, but three of the cast from the series Sylvester McCoy (the Seventh Doctor Who) who plays the Witch Prime, Paul McGann (the Eighth Doctor Who) who plays Durian and Jed Brophy (dwarf Noki from the Hobbit) who plays Pilot. Yes Two Doctors and Jed dwarf and elf in the Lord of the rings too! They wish to thank Armageddon http://www.armageddonexpo.com.au Culture Shock Events http://www.cultureshockevents.com and Oz Comic Con http://www.ozcomiccon.com for the interviews.
Eugenia & Gerri are celebrating not only their one-year anniversary in this episode but also hitting the twenties! To celebrate their birthday & the new Season of Doctor Who (a definite favourite of the pair) they talk about the new Doctor Who, Matt Smith and review the new series so far, but have they a special treat for all Doctor Who fans? They got to interview Paul McGann the 8th Doctor at First Contact Conventions http://www.firstcontactconventions.com ,Melbourne Triocon, thanks Scotty! Paul although only in a movie length episode is one of Big Finishes’ best loved audio Doctors complete with his own series of adventures. So sit back relax and listen to the wonderful voice of Paul McGann and be inspired to head on over to the Big Finish site and grab a few episodes. Gerri & Eugenia also mention all the people that have helped them get to a year in podcasting! Amazing, who would have thought that they would have this much fun in just a year!