Monthly Archives: June 2011

Torchwood: Miracle Day UK Broadcast Date

Website Den of Geek is reporting that Torchwood: Miracle Day will begin its UK run on Thursday, July 14. The New World will go out at 9:00PM that day on BBC One, kicking off the new series in the UK, albeit 6 days behind the US broadcast on Starz and 5 days behind the Canadian broadcast on SPACE.

The BBC Press Office has yet to make any public statement regarding the UK launch of the series, though they have sent a release to news outlets explicitly stating the time & date of transmission.

Needless to say there has often been the ethical question relating to “other means” acquisitions of Doctor Who by those outside the UK before day and date transmissions became a reality; it will be interesting to see if any reports are published about such actions by UK residents looking to avoid the 6-day delay for Torchwood: Miracle Day. Given Doctor Who Magazine has also reported there will be at least minor differences between the US and UK versions, there may be another reason for folks in the UK to seek out those “other means” when it comes to Torchwood: Miracle Day, just as there may be for those outside the UK curious to see the UK versions of the episodes.

Many thanks to Simon Brew over at Den of Geek for the information required for this article.

Radio Free Skaro #260 – Transmission Of Matter Through Unincorporated Time

Radio Free Skaro #260 – Click here to listen!

We’ve got a nice treat this week: a chat with Graeme Burk and Robert Smith?, editors of Time Unincorporated 3, a collection of fan writings about the new series of Doctor Who. And on top of that, there’s a Torchwood-heavy news list as the premiere of Torchwood: Miracle Day is now less than two weeks away…depending on which continent you live on, that is. And could it be? Blue Doctor Who?

Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Time Unincorporated…3!
SPACE…Goes HD!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…Episode 1-7 Synopses!
Torchwood: Miracle dayDifferent Versions!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…Not On The BBC Schedule Yet!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…BBC Broadcast Date Still Being Decided!
Torchwood: Web of Lies…iOS Only!!
Torchwood: The Lost Files…Transmission Details!
Day of the Daleks…DVD Event!
The Reign of Terror…Animation In Production!
Not LEGO…Eleven Doctors Set!
Doctor Who…Parody Porn!
Doctor In Distress…Remixed?

Guests:

Graeme Burk
Robert Smith?

Check-in on GetGlue!

Radio Free Skaro #259 – Blood Upon The Sawdust

Radio Free Skaro #259 – Click here to listen


So fill up your glasses with the Three Who Rule as they try to convince you that The Gunfighters is cool! With their friends Ed and Toby, good times will be soon when there’s blood upon the sawdust at “The Last Chance” Saloon!

Along with news and discussion (Is Doctor Who doomed?), when there’s blood on the sawdust at “The Last Chance” Saloon!

Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
Doctor Who…In 2012!
Episode 9…Titled!
A Good Man Goes To War…SPACE Ratings!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…On SPACE!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…Not Day & Date In The UK?
Torchwood…At San Diego Comic-Con!
The Doctor’s Wife…Novelisation?
Sonic Screwdriver…Building Set!
Revisitations 3…In 2012!
International iPlayer…In Europe First!
Big Finish…At Chicago TARDIS 2011!

Guests:

Toby…Hadoke!
Ed…Stradling!

Check-in on GetGlue!

SPACE Podcast – June 17, 2011

SPACE Podcast – June 17, 2011. Click here to listen!
The end of the first half of Series 6 of Doctor Who means a temporary end to Radio Free Skaro’s contribution to the SPACE Podcast, and the Three Who Rule go out in style with their review of A Good Man Goes To War. Also featured is Mark Askwith’s interview with Graeme Burk, co-editor of Time Unincorporated 3. You can hear RFS’s own discussion with Graeme about his works on an upcoming episode of Radio Free Skaro!

For the uninitiated, the SPACE Podcast is the official podcast from SPACE Channel, the Canadian home of Doctor Who. Hosted by Mark Askwith, this weekly podcast features chatter about various news and events in the sci-fi world, as well as banter about the various shows that air on SPACE including Doctor Who.

Listen to the episode in the media player above, or check out the podcast on the official SPACE website here.

Torchwood: Miracle Day – July 9 on SPACE

SPACE, Canada’s home of Doctor Who and Torchwood, has just announced Torchwood: Miracle Day will be broadcast from July 9.

Torchwood: Miracle Day tells the story of what happens when one day nobody on Earth dies and the repercussions faced by humanity; it features the return of Capt Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, played by John Barrowman and Eve Myles. Joining them are Mekhi Phifer as Rex Matheson, Bill Pullman as Oswald Danes, Lauren Ambrose as Jilly Kitzinger and Alexa Havins as Esther Drummond.

Torchwood: Miracle Day will occupy the 9PM ET time slot, an hour later than Doctor Who had this spring.

The series will premiere in the US on Starz on July 8 at 10PM ET/PT, however the BBC has yet to announce its broadcast schedule for the show.

Doctor Who Taking It Easy in 2012

Over the past week or so there’s been a bit of an uproar about reports of a reduced run for Doctor Who in 2012. Nobody was saying exactly what was going on, and we still don’t know all the details, but this evening Lizo Mzimba has tweeted the BBC is confirming Doctor Who won’t get its regular-length run next year; that is to say we won’t have 14 episodes broadcast in 2012. Sam Hodges, head of communications for BBC One, reiterated the show has had 14 episodes commissioned but also restated no time frame had been given for the broadcast of those episodes, as discussed previously on Radio Free Skaro. The news originally broke today from a speech by Danny Cohen, BBC 1 Controller, at a Church and Media conference. Cohen’s speech has since been released online, and the relevant portion regarding Doctor Who can be found here.

Mzimba followed up to say it was likely this 14-episode commission would be split across 2012 and 2013; Moffat later noted the shift in Doctor Who scheduling isn’t being influenced or affected by Sherlock despite Cohen’s statements.

More details will follow as they become known, and of course we’ll be discussing this on the next episode of Radio Free Skaro.

Radio Free Skaro #258 – A Demonstration of Tachyonics

Radio Free Skaro #258 – Click here to listen

With the end of Series 6.1 comes a time for reflection… and what better way to genuflect than with two of the members of Tachyon TV, Neil Perryman and John Williams? Fresh off “A Good Man Goes to War,” the houses of Tachyon and Skaro offered their (somewhat surprisingly) sunny and pleasant feelings towards the last batch of Who stories we’ll see until the fall, as well as digressing about Neil’s ongoing Adventures With the Wife in Space blog (read by none other than Doctor Who production team head Steven Moffat, amongst others) and other matters of import. A small note; the Tachyon TV segment was recorded before fan controversy erupted for the umpteenth time over next year’s schedule of shows, so that issue was (thankfully) never raised amongst the good feelings and bonhomie.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
Tachyon…TV!
A Good Man Goes To War…Ratings!
A Good Man Goes To War…Appreciated!
The Almost People…Ratings!
Doctor Who…Returns For 14 Episodes!
John…Fay!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…Character Profiles!
The Crash…Of The Elysium!
The Talons of Weng-Chiang SE…coming to North America!
Flesh…Goo!
Bernard Cribbins…OBE!
Roy Skelton…Died.

Check-in on GetGlue!

SPACE Podcast – June 10, 2011

SPACE Podcast – June 10, 2011. Click here to listen!
It’s time for another SPACE podcast! Friday has rolled around and the Radio Free Skaro lads are on board to talk Doctor Who with our capsule review of the conclusion to Matthew Graham’s two-parter, The Almost People. Enjoy!

For the uninitiated, the SPACE Podcast is the official podcast from SPACE Channel, the Canadian home of Doctor Who. Hosted by Mark Askwith, this weekly podcast features chatter about various news and events in the sci-fi world, as well as banter about the various shows that air on SPACE including Doctor Who.

Listen to the episode in the media player above, or check out the podcast on the official SPACE website here.

Torchwood: Miracle Day – Special Look

Yesterday, Starz released a series of character profiles for Torchwood: Miracle Day and scattered them across the web. Each looked at one of 6 major characters – Capt Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper, Rex Matheson, Oswald Danes, Esther Drummond and Jilly Kitzinger – for about a minute apiece. Today Starz released an amalgamated version of those profiles, and here it is!

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