Who in their childhood did not want to be a movie or TV star when they grew-up? In this episode Eugenia and Gerri discuss some of the younger actors that we see on our big and small screens! They discuss the roles that they take on and how they help tell a story and make it more real! Some of the kids that are on our screens are not even able to watch the shows/movies that they are in because of the rating that is then put onto the show. Some of them have scared us silly and some of them have made us laugh and long to do what they are doing. So what else do they have for you? Lots! They have not one, not two but three interviews for you in this episode, Chandler Riggs who plays Carl in popular The Waking Dead and Jodelle Ferland who has been seen in many genre shows. The last interview is with Chandler’s father William Riggs who is not only his father but also his teacher. They hope that you enjoy this insight into the younger actors in our favourite shows. They would like to thank Daniel and Lionel http://www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com from Supanova Pop Culture Expo and you can find them at http://www.supanova.com.au. Keep an eye on their site as Supanova are expanding their events in to more cities, so they may be coming to one near you soon!
Eugenia and Gerri discuss the many years of entertainment that Stargate has given them over the years, talking about Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis and of course the youngster of the crew, Stargate Universe. This favoured show still resonates today with Sci Fi fans with its strong story lines and believable plots (well to us that wish that we could go through the gate!) and its Doctor Who ability to have major cast changes and still be relevant. The characters grew over the years (some even growing their hair) and with the use of Egyptian mythology set the show in a place that gave us familiarity whilst taking us to new worlds. In this episode Eugenia and Gerri talk to not one but two of the shows actors that made an impact Christopher Judge and Corin Nemec, the one that grew his hair and the one that was swapped for Daniel! Thanks to Carissa and Rand from The Hub Productions http://www.thehubproductions.com and Gift for the Geeks at Supanova Expo http://www.giftsforthegeek.com.au
In this episode Eugenia and Gerri cover about 70 years of Science Fiction from Doctor Who to Farscape to Stargate with the only actor (well as far as our research shows) that has participated in three of the longest running Sci Fi shows over three continents! Ben Browder joins us to talk about working on these three shows all of which are favourites! Farscape an Australian Sci Fi show that deserves to be watched by so many more Sci Fi fans was innovative with the use of Jim Henson’s puppetry, its strong characters, and how the puppets seemed like real characters with the acting of Jonathan Hardy as Rygel and Lani Tupu as Pilot bringing them believably to life. Ben talks about how he wanted to work with Jim Henson’s company and how he loved working on Farscape and then his move to Stargate and then onto Doctor Who! Wow Ben Browder could be every Sci Fi fans ultimate actor! Thanks go to Oz Comic Con’s Carissa, Rand, and Maggie catch them at http://www.ozcomiccon.com.
“Eureka” Eugenia and Gerri found it! Well the topic for this podcast that is! Eugenia and Gerri had the pleasure of catching up with the robotic Deputy Andy himself, Kavan Smith, at a Hub Productions event in Adelaide http://www.thehubproductions.com. You also know Kavan from his roles in Stargate as Major Lorne and 4400 as Jed Garrity. They talk about the aspects they like about the show and what hopes they have for its final episodes. They also discuss some of their dislikes, which aren’t many, well except for a really bad Australian accent. Kavan gives insight into the world of Eureka and how he developed his robot character, and one character he really enjoys playing. He also talks about how web based series like The Guild and Sanctuary have changed the way shows are marketed. If you like Eureka or not watched it, no, that can’t be right! Every geek wants to live in a town like this so you must have watched it! This is one podcast that should not be missed.
Eugenia and Gerri go back to one of their favourites, Stargate. They talk about all the baddies that battled with Stargate Command over the years of the shows. Who were the best baddies and who needed to be just a little bit badder! Was it the Goa’uld, the Ori, the Replicators or the Wraith. They discuss the ones that they liked even though they shouldn’t. They talk about one particular baddie that they both like very much and that was Ba’al. This particular bad guy was not your typical Goa’uld System Lord. Yes, he did want to take over the Universe just like all the rest, he was ruthless and selfish and just plain bad! However, he did it with just a sparkle in his eye that you could not help thinking that if you were going to be picked on by a Goa’uld then you would be standing in front of them all call out to Ba’al “pick me, pick me”. So, sit back have a listen and then enjoy the conversation they got to have with the best baddie from Stargate, none other than Ba’al, the gorgeous Cliff Simon when they caught up with him at The Hub Productions Convention in Adelaide http://www.thehubproductions.com.
The world of B grade Science Fiction movies is the topic of discussion in this podcast. Eugenia and Gerri talk about memorable movies that don’t quite make the A list of movies or even the C and D lists! They talk about Plan 9 from Outer Space, Starship Troopers, The Man with Two Heads and Slipstream just to name a few. However, there is one movie that they both rave about and that is Sand Sharks produced by and starring Corin Nemec from Stargate SG-1, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose and Supernatural fame and also starring Brooke Hogan (Hulk’s daughter) and Edgar Allen Poe IV who is a direct descendant of horror writer Edgar Allen Poe. In a very chatty interview with Corin Eugenia and Gerri find out a lot about his many interests and experiences being part of a growing television industry. Corin talks about his time on Supernational and Stargate SG-1, working with David Faustino on the show Star-ving and we also find out about his writing aspirations and talent as an artist. Their thanks go to Gifts for the Geek http://www.giftsforthegeek.com.au and The Hub Productions http://www.thehubproductions.com for the opportunity to interview Corin. Corin was present at Oz Comic Con in Adelaide in 2012 http://www.ozcomiccon.com .
It’s Eugenia and Gerri’s 50th podcast!! Their special guest interview for this podcast is none other than iconic Sci Fi actor Amanda Tapping. Amanda talks about her commitment to Sanctuary from the webisodes to TV show. Find out how you can support Sanctuary for Kids http://www.sanctuaryforkids.org a charity started by Amanda, Damien Kindler and Jil Bodie that improves the lives of children around the world needing protection or in crisis. Eugenia and Gerri reminisce about the beginnings of the podcast and their geeky moments! They thank the promoters that make it possible to bring fabulous guests to you. Thanks to Armageddon Expo http://www.armageddonexpo.com/au for making Amanda available, plus Supanova http://www.supanova.com.au, First Contact Conventions http://www.firstcontactconventions.com.au Gifts for the Geek http://www.giftsforthegeek.com.au The Hub Productions http://www.thehubproductions.com and Culture Shock http://www.cultureshockevents.com Make sure you don’t miss the outtakes near the end of the show.
Gerri and Eugenia interview Colin Cunningham at Adelaide Armageddon Expo http://www.armageddonexpo.com just before the television series Falling Skies aired. Colin talks about the change from the smart military character of Major Davis on Stargate SG-1 to scruffy con man John Pope on Falling Skies. Colin explains how acting in Stargate changed his life and his excitement about working on the new series. Listen to what Gerri and Eugenia think about the show, the story line and development of the characters. Do you agree with Gerri’s theory about the aliens?
In this podcast Gerri and Eugenia begin a discussion that they know they will have to continue on other podcasts about Sci Fi villains. This discussion began due to interviewing Peter Williams who plays Apophis in Stargate at a recent Supanova event http://www.supanova.com.au. You hear Peter talk about his time on the Stargate set and how he set the bar for the other ‘baddies’ that were to follow in the Stargate universe. Amongst some of the villains discussed were Apophis (of course), Scorpius from Farscape, The Master from Doctor Who, Darth Vader, The Borg Queen, Khan and Gul Dukut from Star Trek. So are these villains truly bad or just misunderstood? Gerri and Eugenia give their opinions about these iconic characters. Thanks goes to their friends Jason and Darren from Gifts for the Geek http://www.giftsforthegeek.com.au for Peter’s interview
Join Gerri and Eugenia as they bring back some memories about the not quite gone, and certainly not forgotten, in this episode they discuss Stargate SG-1. From everyone’s favourite character Jack O’Neill to the Farscape takeover with Ben Browder and Claudia Black towards the end of the series. If you love Stargate SG-1 then you don’t want to miss this podcast.