Eugenia and Gerri got to interview not only one of Star Trek: The Next Generation icons, but three of them. In this first interview of a three part The Next Generation series they interview LeVar Burton otherwise known as Geordie LaForge, the Chief Engineer of the USS Enterprise. They also discuss the Chief Engineers of all the Star Trek incarnations. They caught up with LeVar at the First Contact Convention www.firstcontactconventions.com.au in Melbourne Australia.
Yes, Eugenia and Gerri are talking about Star Trek again, and about the many faces seen and unseen! Actors appear as different characters in TV shows and its incarnations and that is what we have in this episode, in fact they have interviews with actors who have a combined 80 plus years in the business. Eugenia and Gerri interview Suzie Plakson and Morgan Sheppard! Suzie known to fans as K’Ehleyr the Klingon with a sense of humour, Dr Selar, (A character from the TNG episode Morgan was in) and Q, the mother of Q’s child Q and of course Tarah the Andorian from Enterprise. Morgan first appeared in the TOS movie Final Frontier, then onto Ira Graves in Schiziod Man, Qatai in Voyager and then a Vulcan in Star Trek (2009), the only series they missed was DS9! Extremely talented Suzie is an author, singer, artist, and sculptor! www.suzieplakson.com. Morgan, an icon and has worked with many icons of the industry. Eugenia and Gerri would like to thank Daniel and Lionel from www.supanova.com.au and www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com respectively for Suzie, and for Morgan Bill and Adele from Armageddon Expo, New Zealand www.armageddonexpo.com/nz/ . Both great events check them out.
When you think of Star Trek Deep Space Nine you not only think of the main cast but the many recurring characters in the show. This is a show with a strong supporting cast that Eugenia and Gerri could have spent hours discussing. To choose just a few of them was proving a challenge for them both as one name lead to another including Gul Dukat, Garak and or course the magnificent Ferengi. One of these memorable characters was Leeta who was not only a Dabo girl but also the consort of the Grand Nagus. In this podcast Eugenia and Gerri interview Chase Masterson who played Leeta. Thanks go to Scott and Diana Liston from First Contact Conventions, www.firstcontactconvention.com.au for arranging the interview. Listen and find out about Chase’s time on the show and some of her other projects and you even get to listen to a sample of songs from her album which can be purchased through her website www.chasemasterson.com .
Join a behind the scenes look at the upcoming J.J. Abrams interpretation of Star Trek. There is an in-depth interview with director J.J Abrams as well as producer Bryan Burke. Find out what went on behind the cameras during the filming of the new Star Trek movie. Don't worry though Gerri and Eugenia still manage to get a word or two in.
Eugenia and Gerri joined by guest presenter Marlene recall their first experiences of going to a Sci Fi convention. You will hear their excitement, their fears and their memories of that special ‘first time’ when they went from geek to “Geek”!
It's Life Jim but not as we know it!
Submitted by Writer X on April 28, 2009 at 16:43 pm
What more could a Trekkie ask for than an interview with Kirk and Spock at the same time. Well that is exactly what happens in episode four of Women Talk Sci Fi. There are three things which spring to mind when listening to Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. Their dedication to their craft, the respect they have for those that have come before them and their great sense of humour. Just like J.J. Abrams neither of these great actors claims to have been Trekkies when they accepted their new identities. It seems to be a recurring theme that may be distressing for many Star Trek fans, however they also share something else in common that alleviates that concern. That is a respect for both the characters they are playing and the fans that have come to love Star Trek. Without that respect a lot of damage could have been done to the beloved Star Trek franchise. That respect coupled with not being encumbered by expectations allows them to breathe new life into Star Trek. The humour that is on display in the interview is another promising glimpse into the new movie. Star Trek was always at its best when it didn't take itself too seriously and had a good laugh at its own expense. J.J. Abrams certainly seems to have surrounded himself with a group of actors who desperately want to bring something of themselves to their characters whilst trying to remain true to the originals. This is an attitude that cannot be missed when listening to Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto talk about their experiences making this movie. It's not all serious talk though, two actors certainly have a few interesting stories to tell. So join Gerri, Eugenia and guest presenter Marlene with their round table interview with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.
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