With all three of the Three Who Rule firmly back in their respective command chairs, it was back to good old fashioned sniping, infighting and jocularity as Pedantor made battle with both his old nemesis Rubbishor and a new, more deadly enemy named Sarcastor. Somehow in the midst of this pantheon of perfidious poltroonery some discussion of Doctor Who came into play, but not by any means on purpose.
Not strictly Doctor Who this week, but a cool interview all the same. The local chapter of SIGGRAPH (a group of computer graphics geniuses) brought Industrial Light and Magic special effects legend Dennis Muren to Vancouver for Spark 2009, and Warren was able to interview him. Apologies for the dodgy audio during Warren’s questions….the details are too boring to go into, but at any rate Muren’s thoughts on visual effects, art and the motion picture industry are the good stuff.
With Steven currently roasting production codes out of his head under the fiery sun of Cuba, Chris and Warren decided mutiny was the appropriate response and welcomed Katrina (also known on Twitter as @xanister) to fill his gangly shoes. And not a moment too soon, as the Two Who Rule (and special guest) were inundated with a surfeit of news, both plausible and spoiler-diculous.
In the latest of the Radio Free Skaro Wednesday Cutaway series, we’re very proud to present a wonderful summary video of the “So You Want To Podcast Doctor Who” panel presented at Gallifrey 2009, put together by Simon Harries from Tachyon TV. A shorter version was previously posted to facebook but here we present the Director’s Cut, now with more swearing! Oh, and some more keen insights from the fine fellows at Tachyon TV and Podshock, as well as the Three Who Rule.
With only Comic Relief and a mini-SJA episode (story?) starring a flatulent Ronnie Corbett, the Three Who Rule had little in the way of solid material to mold into gorgeous verbal statuary with their mellifluous locution this week. But thanks to the power of digression, they managed to unleash a torrent of nonsense almost unparalleled in the annals of Skarosian myth and legend. And all of it for you, dear listeners.
Our Wednesday Cutaway series continues with this, our chat with Simon Guerrier recorded at Gallifrey ’09. Simon has written many a Doctor Who short story, as well as several Big Finish audio stories – about which you will hear now!
On June 10, 2009, Radio Free Skaro’s good friend Neil Perryman (of Tachyon TV fame), along with Palma Carter, will attempt to climb the highest free-standing mountain in the world – Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. At a height of 19,340 feet or 5,900 metres (that’s almost six kilometres!), Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest volcano in the world.
The trek will take Neil and Palma through the rainforests of Tanzania and up the Lemosho route of the mountain over 11 gruelling days and nights, ascending almost six kilometres and walking over 90 kilometres in total. In addition to covering all of their expedition costs themselves, Neil and Palma will be aiming to raise over £3000 in donations for UNICEF, and they are asking for help to meet this ambitious target.
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In a surprising turn of events, this week’s episode was chock full of news…an unwelcome development with a “The Next Doctor” commentary bearing down on the Three Who Rule like a Cyber-King hell-bent on justifying its own lack of continuity. Being the brave souls they are, your gallant hosts soldiered on and brought not only the most current of current events in all of Who-dom, but also a sterling commentary on David Morrissey’s debut as the Next Doctor. Oh yes, and David Tennant made some sort of appearance as well.
In our ongoing Wednesday special series featuring interviews and such from Gallifrey ’09 in February (just to see how long we can milk it), we bring you an interview with Doctor Who Restoration Team impresario Steve Roberts, wherein he discusses past and future projects regarding the classic Who DVD series.
The second Doctor Who gap year special, Russell T. Davies’ and Phil Ford’s “Return of the Bandrils” has been confirmed to have a Christmas 2009 transmission date. Gareth Roberts, writer of The Shakespeare Code, The Unicorn and the Wasp and co-writer of Planet of the Dead, has said in the new DWM we’ll have a heck of a wait after the first gap year special airs at Easter.
So far only Den of Geek has picked up the story and run with it, so maybe that’s a sign it’s all a bald-faced lie and we can go about our normal business.
Link to Den of Geek story
On the upside, Roberts notes his New Adventures novel The Highest Science influenced Planet of the Dead. I look forward to that.