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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 a social commentator 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! With that in mind Eugenia and Gerri invited one of their friends Jo, who is as fanatical about Terry as Gerri is! They discuss the world of Terry Pratchett, the characters they love and their favourite. Terry and his daughter have 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!
That show about the girl with a “stick” and “attitude”! In this episode guess which show Gerri and Eugenia are talking about, yes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Having talked about this show before, but as you know, they can wax lyrical about anything! They discuss the strong character growth across the seven seasons 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! 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 www.cultureshockevents.com to see what events they have coming to a city near you.
Farscape, what a show? How many of you have watched this Australian show? Well, Gerri and Eugenia 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! 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 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, catch her at her website 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 times sanitise history and the violence, this may be fairly serious subject, but they don’t talk about it for long because they have three 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 www.supanova.com.au www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com for Tom and Alfie and www.armageddonexpo.com/nz/ for Mark’s interview.
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 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 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!
Ianto Jones - From Coffee Maker to Alien Hunter
Submitted by Eugenia on May 23, 2010 at 22:45 pm
Gerri and Eugenia catch up with Gareth David-Lloyd at Melbourne Supanova this year www.supanova.com.au. Gerri and Eugenia thank Daniel and Lionel for their chance to interview Gareth. During the podcast they discuss the character of Ianto and how the coffee making beautifully dressed man became a tragic hero.
They also discuss Gareth’s musical talents and the independent movie that he is currently working on. So in honour of Ianto how about making a cup of coffee, sit down and relax as you listen to Gerri and Eugenia.
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