Monthly Archives: January 2014

Radio Free Skaro #403 – Fluid Links

Radio Free Skaro #403 – Click here to listen!

rfs403The Three Who Rule aren’t known for feedback, which is befitting of their hubristic megalomania and general dedication to evil. But in a new feature called Fluid Links, we’ve invited you, the listener, to submit topics of note for us to hash over, debate, pettily argue and break into tears over. Shocking lack of imagination or new era of transparency and openness? You be the judge.

Also news, LEGO, emulated video games, funny books, Gally announcements and DVD releases!

Show Notes:

Arthur Darvill…At Gallifrey One!
Tom Baker…Turns 80!
Tom Baker…Interviewed!
Verity Lambert…Biography!
Peter Capaldi…Fan Art!
J Michael Straczynski…Wants To Write Doctor Who!
Doctor Who Fan Orchestra…50th Anniversary Suite!
Doctor Who Wins…Fictitious National Television Awards!
The Web of Fear…Region 2 DVD Release Date!
Titan…Licensed for Doctor Who comics!
Action Figures…The Next Wave!
Twelfth Doctor…Not Lego!
Eleventh Doctor…Slippers!
Doctor Who…Cards Against Gallifrey!
Doctor Who…Retro Gaming!

Gallifrey One 2014 Guest Update – Arthur Darvill!

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A big guest announcement for the 2014 edition of Gallifrey One convention next month!

Arthur_Darvill_Spotlight_HeadshotArthur Darvill played Amy Pond’s long suffering boyfriend turned heroic husband Rory Williams for two and a half seasons during Matt Smith’s tenure in Doctor Who. Arthur was slated to appear at the 2013 Gallifrey One before having to bow out, so we’re happy to say that 2014 will be his first appearance at the world’s foremost Doctor Who convention.
Also, details about the interview panels for both Arthur Darvill and Billie Piper were posted at gallifreyone.com. We’ll see you there in a few weeks time!

Radio Free Skaro #402 – Pop! Pop! Pop!

Radio Free Skaro #402 – Click here to listen!

rfs402The days are long and the news is sparse, but that didn’t stop the Three Who Rule from tackling a smattering of stats and DVD news in order to get to the important stuff, a commentary for “An Adventure in Space and Time”. Chris was available for the news but wasn’t for the commentary, so in his stead TV historian and bon vivant Simon Harries lent his considerable knowledge to an analysis of Mark Gatiss’ love letter to Doctor Who’s fascinating origins. Thrill to stories of BBC Television Centre! Watch David Bradley own the screen as William Hartnell! Listen to three grown men gibber incoherently over that scene at the end! Pop Pop Pop!
Show Notes:

Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Doctor Who…Tops iPlayer!
The Moonbase…DVD Preview!
The Web of Fear…On Region 1 DVD!
Worlds in Time…Closes!
Roger Lloyd Pack…Died.
Ken Trew…Died.
Simon…Harries!

Commentary:
An Adventure In Space…And Time!

Gallifrey One 2014 Guest Update

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Some more guests have been announced for the upcoming Gallifrey One convention next month!

tompriceTom Price was one of the most popular recurring characters on Torchwood, playing PC Andy Davidson throughout all four series of the Doctor Who spinoff. Tom is also a successful stand-up comedian in London. This will be Tom’s first appearance at Gallifrey One.
traceychildsTracey Childs appeared onscreen in Doctor Who for the first time in 2008, playing future Doctor Peter Capaldi’s wife Metella in 2008’s “The Fires of Pompeii”. However, Tracey has acted with several other Doctors (some, like David Tennant, before they were involved with Doctor Who) in many Big Finish audio dramas since the early 2000s. Tracey’s first North American convention was at Chicago TARDIS in November 2013,and this will be her first ever Gallifrey One.
emmacampbelljonesEmma Campbell-Jones has appeared in Doctor Who twice – once as Dr. Kent in 2011’s “The Wedding of River Song”, and she had a small, but ultimately memorable, appearance as Cass in “The Night of the Doctor”, which re-introduced Paul McGann to the world of televised Doctor Who in November 2013. This will be Emma’s first appearance at Gallifrey One.
janegoddardJane Goddard has voiced several characters in many different Big Finish audio dramas, including the Dalek Empire series. This will be Jane’s first visit to Gallifrey One.
Also, sadly both Bruno Langley and Jacqueline King have had to bow out of this year’s convention. 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!

April 2014 North America Doctor Who DVD Release

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2013 saw the return of almost two complete, previously thought lost forever, Doctor Who stories: The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear.

While The Enemy of the World, the complete story, has seen release on DVD already (except in the United States as yet – sorry American friends!), The Web of Fear has finally had its North American DVD release date announced as April 22, 2014. The iTunes release of The Web of Fear, the second story to feature the Yeti and the recently-returned Great Intelligence, of course had a reconstruction for its missing Episode 3; it seems the DVD release will have the reconstruction again despite other recent Classic Doctor Who releases having some episodes animated.

In fact, like The Enemy of the World, no extras are likely be included with the DVD release of The Web of Fear, though Warner has yet to formally announce that information. No final artwork is yet available, though it will be based on the above design by Tea-Lady Design.

MSRP for this single-disc release will be $19.98. Click on the above artwork for a larger version, and read more details at TVShowsOnDVD.com!

Radio Free Skaro #401 – Nightmare in Silver

Radio Free Skaro #401 – Click here to listen!

rfs401It’s the beginning of the next 400 episodes of Radio Free Skaro, and what better way to start off this new era than with talk of Star Wars, weather in Florida, hockey, Tim Hortons and other irrelevant meanderings! The Three Who Rule eventually focused their energies and relayed what little Doctor Who news eked out this week, including such gems as new guests for Gallifrey 2014 (and the lineup for our own live show on Friday, February 14th), the return of friend of the show Phil Ford to Doctor Who, and other assorted newsy morsels.

All mere preamble to a commentary recorded this summer at Westercon for “Silver Nemesis”. We’re not saying our commentary is good, but rest assured it is better than the story itself, so have a listen to it, won’t you?

Show Notes:

Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Radio Free Skaro…Gallifrey Stands!
Doctor Who…Series 8 Begins Filming!
Phil Ford…Writes for Series 8!
Series 9…Confirmed?
BFI Matt Smith Celebration…Video!
City of Death…Novelization in Hardcover!
Doctor Who Console Video Games…Are No More!
National Television Awards…Fictitious Nominations!

Commentary:
Silver…Nemesis!

Gallifrey One 2014 Guest Update

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Still more guests have been announced for the upcoming Gallifrey One convention next month!

Terrance DicksTerrance Dicks is an elder statesman of Doctor Who and one of the most prolific figures of the classic series, as a writer on The War Games, The Seeds of Death, Robot, The Brain of Morbius, Horror of Fang Rock and State of Decay, as well as script editor for the series during Barry Letts reign. Dicks was also the author of countless Target novelizations and worked on both Space 1999 and a series he co-created called Moonbase 3.
Sonita HnerySonita Henry recently played Colonel Meme in Time of the Doctor, but she’s previously been seen in genre efforts such as Star Trek (2009) and The Fifth Element, as well as voicing the character of Elle Langford in the Dead Space 3 video game.
Gareth ThomasGareth Thomas is well known to British genre fans as Roj Blake, the leader of the rebels piloting the Liberator and battling the villainous Federation in the 1970s classic Blake’s 7. Edwards has also appeared in Torchwood, as well as acting opposite Paul McGann’s Doctor for Big Finish Productions in “Storm Warning” and as Kalendorf in their “Dalek Empire” series.
abslom_deekDerek Ritchie has been working behind the scenes at BBC Wales since 2011, script editing Series 2 and 3 of Wizards vs Aliens, and he is currently enjoying his new position as script editor on Series 8 of Doctor Who which will begin production in January. This will be Derek’s first appearance at Gallifrey One.
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!

Radio Free Skaro #400 – Matt Finish

Radio Free Skaro #400 – Click here to listen!

rfs400From its origins on a humble Skype connection in 2006 to the quasi-shabby status it endures today, Radio Free Skaro has tried to entertain, inform and educate its listeners about the wonderful world of Doctor Who. And in this, its 400th episode, it may have finally succeeded. Joining us for a retrospective roundtable on the Matt Smith era were Chris and Laura Mead of the Oodcast, Luke Harrison of TMDWP, Kyle Anderson of the Doctor Who: The Writer’s Room (and Nerdist fame) and Chip, the Two Minute Time Lord. What did these luminaries, and to a much lesser extent, Steven, Warren, and Chris think of Matt Smith’s run as the Doctor? You’ll just have to listen to find out. You’ll also have to endure some blather about stats beforehand. Vegetables before you get your dessert!
Show Notes:

The Time of the Doctor…Appreciated!
The Time of the Doctor…Final Viewing Figures!
The Time of the Doctor…Sets Another BBC America Record!
Gareth Roberts…Writing for Series 8!
Tom Baker’s New Year’s…Message!
The Best of The Doctor…On Region 4 DVD!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Babelcolour’s…50th Anniversary Tribute Video!

Guests:
Luke…from TMDWP!
Kyle…from DWTWR!
Chip…from 2MTL!
Chris and Laura Sigma…from The Oodcast!