Monthly Archives: December 2012

Radio Free Skaro #343 – Hilarity, Polarity, and Clara-ty

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NEW WHO! The Three Who Rule were delighted to find a sparkling new Doctor Who story under their Christmas tree in the form of “The Snowmen,” a somewhat deceptive name as actual snowmen figure nowhere near as much as disembodied manifestations, the plummy tones of Sir Ian McKellen, the iconic Richard E. Grant, and a puzzle of an enigma known as Clara the barmaid/governess. Throw in a sassy Sontaran, a sensual Silurian and her good lady wife, and a broody, moody, and altogether froody Matt Smith and you’ve got yourself a Christmas special! And a podcast about said special! Christmas!
Show Notes:

The Snowmen…overnight viewing figures!
Doctor Who 50th anniversary…postage stamps!
Gerry Anderson…dies, sadly.

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Radio Free Skaro #342 – Cinephiles and Audio Files

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The impending arrival of Christmas Day means two things: excitement for “The Snowmen” is rising to fever pitch, and…Chris is super busy and couldn’t be part of this week’s proceedings. Steven and Warren made up for his absence by immediately taking the whole business off the rails and discussing the Hobbit’s use of 48fps. After much debate and incorrect references to VidFIRE, the duo got back to business and discussed the week’s news before seguing into Steven’s interviews with both composer and production sound expert Mark Ayres and the voices behind Verity!, a new all-female podcast coming soon to your local internet.

Stay tuned on December 26th (known as Boxing Day here in the frozen wilds of Canada and as Wednesday in the US of A) for our review of “The Snowmen”!

Show Notes:

Theme tune and opening titles…revamped!
New TARDIS interior…revealed!
Christmas minisode…Vastra Investigates!
Doctor Who…at the BFI!
Freema Agyeman…coming to Gallifrey One!
Doctor Who…DVD news!
Doctor Who…vinyl figures!

Interviews:

Mark…Ayres!
A new Doctor Who podcast…Verity!

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Gallifrey One 2013 Guest Update

Today saw a major guest announcement for the Gallifrey One convention in February 2013!

Freema Agyeman, who played Martha Jones during Series 3 of Doctor Who in 2007, will be making her first appearance at Gallifrey One. Agyeman also reprised her role in several episodes in Series 4, as well as a three-episode arc in the second series of Torchwood. She later appeared in the acclaimed series Law & Order UK. Agyeman, along with previously announced guest Arthur Darvill, gives Gallifrey One an impressive one-two punch of new series companions!
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!
Memberships have sold out for Gallifrey One; The Three Who Rule will be there to cover the convention, as well as recording a live podcast on the main stage, and we hope to see you all there!

Radio Free Skaro #341 – Stepsons and Screwdrivers

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Trailers! Trailers! So many trailers for the Snowmen, the upcoming Doctor Who Xmas special! Well, alright…there were two new trailers. But they are amping up the enthusiasm of the Three Who Rule for this year’s Yuletide offering, which is surely a good thing after the slim pickings of 2011’s The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe. Another good thing is the interview from Chicago TARDIS with Toby Hadoke, a friend of the show, gentleman actor and all around great fella. Bask in his wisdom and delight in his wit! Immediately!
Show Notes:

The Snowmen…BBC Trailer!
The Snowmen…BBC America Trailer!
Series 7…Resumes in April!
Fiftieth Anniversary Special…Films in April!
Destiny…of the Doctor!
Devil…in the Smoke!
Ark in Space…More Revisitations Extras!
March 2013…North America Doctor Who DVD Releases!
The Minute…Doctor Who Podcast!

Interview:

Toby…Hadoke!

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March 2013 North America Doctor Who DVD Releases

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Continuing the tradition of North American Doctor Who DVD releases hitting on the second Tuesday of the month, March 12 will see two Revisitations titles being made available for sale.

The Aztecs is a much-lauded (and for good reason) William Hartnell story, and this special edition release, along with cleaned up video and other niceties should include the not-so-long-ago recovered Air Lock, episode 3 of Galaxy 4, as on the UK release; the final list of extras, however, hasn’t yet been announced.

An early Tom Baker release, The Ark in Space will also get the Revisitation treatment, as previously discussed on Radio Free Skaro. Extras for this release also haven’t yet been finalized, though we should expect the same bonuses as on the UK release, including the omnibus edition, a Making Of, and more.

UPDATE: A full list of extras for each DVD release has now been unveiled on TVShowsOnDVD.com.

Each release is a 2-disc set and has an MSRP of $34.98. Click on the each thumbnail for the full disc art. Check TVShowsOnDVD.com for more details!

Radio Free Skaro #340 – Masterplans and Script Doctors

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A simply colossal list of news items dominated the proceedings on this week’s Radio Free Skaro, with much discussion on the snippets of non-spoilery info emerging about “The Snowmen,” this year’s Doctor Who Xmas Day spectacular. The Three Who Rule also announced not only what their live show at Gallifrey One is called, but also their first guest to open the show and the convention itself! But news was but grist for the main event, an interview from Chicago TARDIS with former Doctor Who script editor Andrew Cartmel. All this AND a pointless discussion about the Hobbit at 48fps? You bet!
Show Notes:

The Snowmen…BBC One Transmission Time!
The Snowmen…In New Zealand!
The Snowmen…Have A Voice!
The Snowmen…Brings Set Changes!
Series Seven…That’s A Wrap!
Britons…Proud Of Doctor Who!
Doctor Who Wins…TV Guide’s Fan Favourite Poll!
Spearhead From Space…On Blu-Ray!!
The Ark In Space…Extras!
The Ark In Space…More Extras!
Commentaries…And Revisitations!
Missing Episodes…Campaign!
K-9…Comes To The USA!
BFI…Doctor Who Anniversary Screenings!

Interview:

Andrew…Cartmel!

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Radio Free Skaro #339 – Light Work And Dark Eyes

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The Three Who Rule were reunited (and it felt so good) with Steven’s return from Chicago TARDIS…bearing the gift of an interview with Nick Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery, and Paul Spragg, whose sterling work in the dramatic audio arts can be appreciated by all and sundry at www.bigfinish.com. News was sparse this week as we enter the calm before the Christmas Special storm, but numerous puzzling references to Ke$ha, a quite sweary Warren and 15 minutes of nonsensical pre-game banter padded out the proceedings nicely.
Show Notes:

Chicago…TARDIS!
The Snowmen…synopsis!
Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special…confirmed!
Character Options…Series 3 Micro-Figures!
Christopher Hamilton Bidmead…Making it Boring!
Subscribers Get More At…BigFinish.com!

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