• Radio Free Skaro #436 – Planet of the Pudding Brains

    After months of waiting, feverish panic, speculation, madness, leaked scripts, world tours and other such lunacy, the first episode of Doctor Who, Series 8, titled “Deep Breath”, is upon us. You know what that means? Stats! So, so many stats. And, to a lesser extent, the opinions of Steven, Warren ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #435 – Into The Darkness

    Only one week to go until the premiere of Series 8, or as Warren (and no-one else) terms it, 8mageddon, and there’s news of trailers, radio trailers, misguided Tom Baker biopics, Doctor Who world tours and more. But more importantly, Friend of the Show, all around fine gent and writer ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #434 – We Sing In Praise of Total War

    Newsmageddon continues! With only two weeks to go before the premiere of Deep Breath across the planet, the Doctor Who hype machine is in full swing, from the world tour making it’s way through the UK before heading overseas to early reviews of the premiere episode (all spoiler-free, of course.) ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #433 – I Eat The Celery

    "Morgus! You stinking offal! Look at me!" Yes, a day long anticipated by the Three Who Rule Has finally arrived as they were privileged to tackle the all-time classic The Caves of Androzani as a commentary. While they had long feared such a task would devolve into silent slack jawed amazement, ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #432 – Down and Out in San Diego

    With San Diego Comic Con’s annual media megashow winding down, Radio Free Skaro brought in a Special Report from Nerdist editor and all around fine fellow Kyle Anderson as our man on the scene to let us know about the Big! Who! News! almost live from the source. Well, it ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #431 – Birth of the Titans

    With San Diego Comic Con looming, roving Radio Free Skaro reporter Warren Frey took it upon himself to interview Andrew James, the editor of the new Doctor Who range at Titan Comics. James spilled the beans on SDCC plans, a Doctor Who Day promotion across the U.S. and the U.K. ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #430 – Limb’s Whims

    It was a week of great tumult in the world of Doctor Who, with the leaking of the first five scripts for Series 8 taking the internet by storm and sending Whovians into spasms of joy, guilt, fear and loathing. Though the scripts have presumably spread far and wide, Who-dom ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #429 – Busy Nothing Hyperspace

    It was an exciting week in the world of Doctor Who, with a new teaser, with news of the return of the Cybermen, the addition of the esteemed Frank Cottrell Boyce to the writers team (plus another female director, Sheree Folkson, joining the production team), and a premiere screening taking ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #428 – Believe It Or Not

    The Series 8 news is slowly building as we hurtle towards August 23rd, the just-announced debut date for Peter Capaldi (aka P-Cap), the 12th (13th?) Doctor in a feature-length adventure called "Deep Breath". But mixed with excitement is disappointment for some fans, as there will be no San Diego Comic ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #427 – The Perils of Tharils

    With no Chris this week, Steven and Warren enlisted the help of erstwhile scribe, podcaster and gentleman japesman Kyle Anderson of the Nerdist, Doctor Who: The Writer's Room, WTF Are You Watching, and Awesomely Bad Movies fame. Much fun was had as news of comics, schedules, and action dollies (oh ...

On August-24-2014 6 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #436 – Click here to listen!

rfs436After months of waiting, feverish panic, speculation, madness, leaked scripts, world tours and other such lunacy, the first episode of Doctor Who, Series 8, titled “Deep Breath”, is upon us. You know what that means? Stats! So, so many stats. And, to a lesser extent, the opinions of Steven, Warren and Chris regarding Peter Capaldi’s debut episode and right-turn portrayal of everyone’s favourite Time Lord. Of course there was other news to ruminate upon, but…who are we kidding here, you want the “Deep Breath” goodness. And you shall have it! Tally-ho!
Show Notes:

- Episode 1…Deep Breath!
- Deep Breath…overnight viewing figures!
- Doctor Who…Extra!
- Doctor Who Extra…on Red Button!
- Into The Dalek…730pm on August 30 on BBC One!
- Robot of Sherwood…synopsis!
- Series 8…episode titles!
- Series 8…guest stars!
- Series 8…coming to New Zealand August 31!
- Series 8 in Germany…without German dubbing!
- Series 8 in Germany…will later have German subtitles!
- Have a look at…the revamped TARDIS interior!
- Doctor Who World Tour…concludes!
- Peter Capaldi…thanks the fans!
- Space goes to New York…for the Doctor Who World Tour!
- Space interviews…Peter Capaldi!
- Space interviews…Jenna Coleman!
- Doctor Who Legacy to add…Series 8 content!
- The Matt Smith Years…coming to Blu-ray!
- The Matt Smith Years Blu-ray…coming to Region 1 on November 4!
- Series 8…coming to collectors edition Blu-ray on November 17!
- 2014 Hugo Awards…voting results!
- Support Radio Free Skaro…On Patreon!

On August-18-2014 0 Comments

We’ve all waited a long time for Series 8, and almost as long to find out what the twelve episodes we’re about to watch are going to be called. Now we wait no more!

Today the BBC released all twelve episode titles – the two we knew and the ten we didn’t – and here they are, direct from the BBC!

Episode 1: Deep Breath
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Ben Wheatley

Episode 2: Into The Dalek
Written by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Introducing Samuel Anderson as Danny Pink.

Episode 3: Robot Of Sherwood
Written by Mark Gatiss
Directed by Paul Murphy

Episode 4: Listen
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Episode 5: Time Heist
Written by Stephen Thompson and Steven Moffat
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Episode 6: The Caretaker
Written by Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat
Directed by Paul Murphy

Episode 7: Kill The Moon
Written by Peter Harness
Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

Episode 8: Mummy On The Orient Express
Written by Jamie Mathieson
Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

Episode 9: Flatline
Written by Jamie Mathieson
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Episode 10: In The Forest Of The Night
Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Directed by Sheree Folkson

Episode 11/12 Dark Water/Death In Heaven
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Rachel Talalay

Doctor Who Series 8 begins in five days, with Deep Breath transmitting at 7:50 on BBC One and 9PM ET on SPACE and BBC America! As well, The Telegraph newspaper has a handy list of the major Series 8 guest stars, episode by episode! Hooray!

On August-17-2014 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #435 – Click here to listen!

rfs435Only one week to go until the premiere of Series 8, or as Warren (and no-one else) terms it, 8mageddon, and there’s news of trailers, radio trailers, misguided Tom Baker biopics, Doctor Who world tours and more. But more importantly, Friend of the Show, all around fine gent and writer of some renown Phil Ford returns to talk about “Into the Dalek,” his contribution to Series 8 due to grace our screens in just a couple of weeks, but also about the Deep Breath premiere in Cardiff and just how wonderful Peter Capaldi really is, both on and off camera. And if you’ve ever wanted to know what ringtones the Three Who Rule have on our phones, well….you’re welcome.
Show Notes:

- Doctor Who…World Tour!
- Deep Breath…Trailer!
- Deep Breath…Radio Trailer!
- Deep Breath…Transmission Time!
- Deep Breath…On BBC America!
- Into The Dalek…Synopsis!
- Series 8…Opening Titles!
- Paul Wilmshurst…Returns for Christmas!
- Doctor Who Magazine…The Year Of The Doctor Special!
- Tom Baker…Biopic!
- Support Us…On Patreon!

Interview:

- Phil…Ford!

On August-10-2014 5 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #434 – Click here to listen!

rfs434Newsmageddon continues! With only two weeks to go before the premiere of Deep Breath across the planet, the Doctor Who hype machine is in full swing, from the world tour making it’s way through the UK before heading overseas to early reviews of the premiere episode (all spoiler-free, of course.) Online content, the Moff saying stuff that may or may not be true and so….much…more. But that’s not all! We also have the final Miniscope of the year, this time profiling BBC Radiophonic Workshop composer Jonathan Gibbs with the help of eminent smart music lady Emily Kausalik from the Doctor Who: Time Signatures podcast! Huzzah!
Show Notes:

- Peter Capaldi…Interview!
- Peter Capaldi…Extended Interview!
- Peter Capaldi…Talks Costume!
- Deep Breath…Premiere Q&A!
- Deep Breath…Synopsis!
- Deep Breath…To Be Simulcast In Australia!
- World Tour…Live Streams!
- Enemy of the World and Web of Fear…On Hulu!
- Series 8…On Internet Video Services!
- Deep Breath DVD/BluRay…UK Release!
- Deep Breath DVD/BluRay…North American Release!
- Moffat Says…No Master or Tenth Anniversary Special!
- Moffat Says…More Online Content!
- Rachel Talalay Interviewed…By The Globe And Mail!
- Planet 55 Studios Says…No More Classic DVD Animations!
- Qurios…Passed On Underwater Menace Animation!
- Doctor Who Restoration Team…At LonCon!
- Symphonic Spectacular…Touring The Antipodes!
- Big Chief…First Doctor!
- Season 1…Trailer!
- Animated Adventures of Doctor Who…Trailer!
- Doctor Who…On Sesame Street!
- Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
- Chicago TARDIS…Announces Camille Coduri!
- Chicago TARDIS…Announces Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury and Deborah Watling!

Miniscope

- Jonathan…Gibbs!

Guest

- Emily…Kausalik!

On August-3-2014 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #433 – Click here to listen!

rfs433“Morgus! You stinking offal! Look at me!”

Yes, a day long anticipated by the Three Who Rule Has finally arrived as they were privileged to tackle the all-time classic The Caves of Androzani as a commentary. While they had long feared such a task would devolve into silent slack jawed amazement, they did their damnedest to inform and entertain to the standard being played out on screen. There’s also morsels of news regarding cinema screenings and other such frippery, but c’mon! Caves! Yeah!

Show Notes:

- Series 8…New Photos!
- Deep Breath…Cinema Screening!
- Leicester Square…Deep Breath Screening!
- Mexico City…World Tour Tickets On Sale!
- BBC America…Deep Breath Cinema Extras!
- BBC America…New Specials!
- Peter Capaldi…Featured In Entertainment Weekly!
- Peter Capaldi…Featured In Empire Magazine!
- Peter Capaldi…Featured In The Sunday Times!
- Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular…UK Dates!
- Radiophonic Workshop…Glasgow Concert On iPlayer!
- Classic Doctor Who…DVD Compendium!
- Gallifrey One…Guest Update!

Commentary:

- The Caves…Of Androzani!

On August-1-2014 2 Comments
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The second guest update for the 2015 edition of Gallifrey One has been announced, and there are some exciting names to talk about! Read on!


BurnGormanBurn Gorman is making his first appearance at Gallifrey One, taking time away from a busy career on the small screen and the silver screen to join us in Los Angeles. Known in the Doctor Who universe for his role as Owen Harper in “Torchwood”, Burn has gone on to appear in notable roles in Game of Thrones and Pacific Rim.
nevemcintoshNeve McIntosh has become a quick fan favourite at conventions, where she unleashes her bubbly personality that is usually hidden behind layers of latex and make-up in her role as Vastra, one of the semi-regular Paternoster Gang who will be making a return appearance in the upcoming Series 8 premiere “Deep Breath”. Neve first appeared at Gallifrey One in 2013.
jacquelinekingJacqueline King played the disappointed mother to Catherine Tate’s underachieving Donna Noble in the 2006 Christmas Special “The Runaway Bride”. Jacqueline would reprise the role in Series 4 and 2009-10′s “The End of Time”. 2015 will see the first appearance at Gallifrey One for Jacqueline.
MarkSheppardMark Sheppard has become a cherished regular at Gallifrey One, often appearing on a self-moderated panel with his father, actor William Morgan Sheppard. Mark played Canton Everett Delaware III in the opening two-parter of Series 6, but has crafted a career of appearing in many cult sci-fi shows over the years.
Deep RoyDeep Roy is famous in recent years for appearing in a variety of Tim Burton productions including Big Fish and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and perhaps best know now as being Scotty’s alien companion Keenser in the new Star Trek films, Deep Roy played the role of Mr. Sin in the iconic 1977 serial “The Talons of Weng-Chiang”. He also appeared in the flesh as The Klute in the beloved Blake’s 7 episode “Gambit”. This will be Deep’s first appearance at Gallifrey One.
garrickhagonGarrick Hagon is a Canadian actor by nature (born in London, but raised in Toronto), which makes him an automatic favourite amongst the Three Who Rule. However, he’s more famous in Doctor Who circles for his two roles in the programme, separated by 40 years. He played the lead guest role of Ky in 1972′s “The Mutants”, then returned to the show, playing Abraham the undertaker in 2012′s “A Town Called Mercy”. Of course, in the Star Wars universe, Garrick is famous for playing Biggs Darklighter, a character whose scenes were cut from the final release of the film, but who is mentioned by Luke on occasion, thus adding to Biggs’ legend for years! This will be Garrick’s first Gallifrey One.
miketuckerMike Tucker is one of the few people in the world who have worked on both the original series of Doctor Who and the new series. Mike is known for his visual effects work, and his FX team won awards and acclaim for its model work in the 50th anniversary story “The Day of the Doctor”. This will be Mike’s first Gallifrey One appearance.
marnix_van_den_broekeMarnix van den Broeke has the kind of presence where once you see him, then look away, you’ll forget that you ever met him. That might sound like an insult, but to Marnix, it’s a compliment to his role as the lead Silence in Series 6 and 7. The tall Dutchman will be making his first appearance at Gallifrey One.
philfordFriend of the Show Phil Ford has become one of the new regular writers at Gallifrey One, having only missed one convention since making his first appearance in 2009. Phil will have much to talk about this year with his Series 8 Doctor Who story slated to air on August 30.
derekritchieDerek Ritchie is returning for his second straight Gallifrey One appearance. The script editor for Series 8 of Doctor Who and a producer of Wizards vs Aliens, Derek had a wonderful time at his first convention appearance last year and it will be nice to welcome him back.
Check out the full list of guests on the Gallifrey One website. Stay tuned to Gallifrey One and Radio Free Skaro for future guest announcements!
On July-27-2014 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #432 – Click here to listen!

rfs432With San Diego Comic Con’s annual media megashow winding down, Radio Free Skaro brought in a Special Report from Nerdist editor and all around fine fellow Kyle Anderson as our man on the scene to let us know about the Big! Who! News! almost live from the source. Well, it turns out there hasn’t been very much news to speak of Who-wise, with the BBC likely focusing their energies on launching their world tour, and….showing us a new 15 second trailer. And……showing the premiere in cinemas worldwide! Holy cats! Despite the dearth of SDCC news, rest assured our list is chockablock full of items of interest, and as if that weren’t enough, we also have the last Fluid Links for quite some time! Madness!
Show Notes:

- San Diego Comic-Con ReportFrom Kyle Anderson!
- Deep Breath…Cinema Screenings!
- Latest…Series 8 Trailer!
- “Listen”…Series 8 Teaser!
- Series 8…Episode Previews!
- Doctor Who Twitter Account…Has 1,000,000 Followers!
- Philip Morris…Q&A!
- The Day of the Doctor…Most Watched in 2013!
- Cardiff…World Tour Details!
- Korea…World Tour Update!
- Seoul World Tour Deep Breath Screening…Will Be Free!
- Shada…Cine Location Footage!
- Verity Lambert…Blue Plaque Unveiled!
- Big Finish…Adapts Damaged Goods!
- Big Finish…15 Days of Sales!
- The Radiophonic Workshop…At Glasgow Quays!
- 50th Anniversary…DVD/Blu-Ray Set!
- Argos…Action Dollies!
- Action Dollie…Playsets!
- Gallifrey One…Guest Update Soon!
- Chicago TARDIS…Announces Billie Piper!
- Chicago TARDIS…Announces Ellie and Joseph Darcey-Alden!
- Chicago TARDIS…Announces Sonita Henry!
- Long Island Who…Announces Simon Fraser, Nick Abadzis and Nina Toussaint-White!

On July-20-2014 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #431 – Click here to listen!

rfs431With San Diego Comic Con looming, roving Radio Free Skaro reporter Warren Frey took it upon himself to interview Andrew James, the editor of the new Doctor Who range at Titan Comics. James spilled the beans on SDCC plans, a Doctor Who Day promotion across the U.S. and the U.K. and much more, but first…a massive (one could even say Titan-ic) amount of news. From the leak of Deep Breath (or a somewhat unfinished version of it, anyway) to action dolly news, Big Finish updates and more, the Three Who Rule were overwhelmed by an avalanche of information. And all this without an official Doctor Who panel at Comic Con! Madness. Pure madness.
Show Notes:

- Series 8…Trailer!
- Series 8 Trailer…1974 Style!
- Deep Breath…Leaked!
- BBC Worldwide…Thanks Fans!
- Sanjeev Bhaskar…In Series 8!
- SPACE…Confirms Deep Breath Start Time!
- BFI…Sci Fi: Days Of Fear And Wonder!
- The Radiophonic Workshop…Plays The BFI!
- Doctor Who World Tour…Sydney Details!
- Doctor Who World Tour…Seoul Details!
- Big Finish…Adapts Missing Adventures!
- An Unearthly Child…LEGO!
- TARDIS And Eleventh Doctor…LEGO!
- 50th Anniversary Tribute…In LEGO!
- Classic Doctor Who DVD Compendium…Details!
- Cyber King…Figurine!
- Walgreens…To Stock Action Dollies!
- Pandorica…Yahtzee!
- Titans…Geronimo Wave!
- American…Doctors!
- Chicago TARDIS…Big Finish Guests!
- Chicago TARDIS…Writer Guests!
- Chicago TARDIS…Announces Mat Irvine!
- Chicago TARDIS…Announces Dominic Glynn!
- Titan Comics Day…Details!
- Titan Comics…SDCC Comic Pack!

Interview:

- Andrew James…Of Titan Comics!

On July-13-2014 5 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #430 – Click here to listen!

rfs430It was a week of great tumult in the world of Doctor Who, with the leaking of the first five scripts for Series 8 taking the internet by storm and sending Whovians into spasms of joy, guilt, fear and loathing. Though the scripts have presumably spread far and wide, Who-dom has heeded the call of #keepmespoilerfree and as of release of this episode, no major spoilage is happening in the more reputable corners of the internet.

While lest you think #8gate was the only thing happening in Who this week, rest assured there was movement in the realms of comics, Classic Who (with Retro TV bringing back our old friend on August 4th, starting with “An Unearthly Child”) and shoddily made, possibly foreign but certainly amusing “versions” of Doctor Who from Japan and….well, wherever the hell Beedeer is from.

All this, and an interview with 80’s music maestro Roger Limb in the Miniscope! Listen! WE COMMAND IT!

Show Notes:

- Doctor Who Scripts…Leaked!
- Deep Breath…Starts At 8:00?
- Series 8…First Look!
- Retro TV…Launches Doctor Who In August!
- Doctor Who…Comics Day!
- Titan Comics…Comic-Con Panel!
- Remembering…Verity Lambert!
- Philip Hinchcliffe…Big Finish Trailer!
- Canadian Doctors…Video!
- Japanese…Doctor!
- BEEDEER!
- SPACEKISSER!
- Doctor Who…Sherlock Easter Egg!
- Zohra Sehgal…Died.

Miniscope/Interview:

- Roger…Limb!

On July-6-2014 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #429 – Click here to listen!

rfs429It was an exciting week in the world of Doctor Who, with a new teaser, with news of the return of the Cybermen, the addition of the esteemed Frank Cottrell Boyce to the writers team (plus another female director, Sheree Folkson, joining the production team), and a premiere screening taking place in Cardiff. Once all the new shiny is talked about, though, the Three Who Rule dip back in time to commentate over the third part of the Key to Time season, 1978′s “The Stones of Blood”! Ogri, sausage sandwiches, well tamed crows, location videotape, Megara – all sorts of things to enjoy!
Show Notes:

- “It’s time you knew him”…new Series 8 teaser!
- World premiere of “Deep Breath” to take place in…Cardiff!
- New episode of Doctor Who written by…Frank Cottrell Boyce!
- Series 8 features the return…of the Cybermen!
- Series 8 guest star…Michelle Gomez!
- Radiophonic Workshop…at Glastonbury!
- Series 8 DVD/Blu-ray…coming November 17!
- Doctor Who: Cybermen Monster File…ebook!
- Space Helmet For A Cow…from Mad Norwegian Press!
- The Canadian…Doctors!

Commentary

- The Stones…Of Blood!

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