Monthly Archives: November 2014

Radio Free Skaro #450 – Billie Piper at the Gates of Dawn

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rfs450The annual tradition of US Thanksgiving (as we Canadians call it) brings about another yearly custom – Chicago TARDIS! This year’s edition has been quite wonderful, bringing together most of the main cast of Series 1 of the new series to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Doctor Who returning to our screens. Our own Steven had the honour of interviewing several of these notable folks onstage, and on this podcast we bring you a chat with none other than Rose Tyler herself, Billie Piper! Also, Erika and Lynne from Verity! drop by to give their thoughts on the convention. Enjoy!
Show Notes:

Coming Christmas Day…Doctor Who: Last Christmas!
Doctor Who: Last Christmas…synopsis!
Catherine Tregenna…writing for Doctor Who!
Erika and Lynne…from Verity!

Interview
Billie Piper

Radio Free Skaro #449 – Super 8

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rfs449For the first time ever (we defy you to prove us wrong, RFS pedants, DEFY YOU) Radio Free Skaro is coming out on November 23rd, better known this year as the 51st anniversary of Doctor Who, our favorite program. And while there’s no new Who to discuss until Christmas, we have assembled a crack team of nerds in the form of Gallifrey One impresario Shaun Lyon, podcast gadfly Felicity Brown and Chip Sudderth, the Two Minute Time Lord to share their thoughts on Series Eight. What are you waiting for? Get listenin’! And Happy Doctor Who Day!
Show Notes:

Peter Capaldi…confirmed for Series 9 and 10!
Peter Capaldi turned down…a chance to audition for the 8th Doctor!
Doctor Who…Series 8 Blu-ray press launch!
Series 8…a worldwide ratings success!

Radio Free Skaro #448 – The Road To Qdoba

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rfs448And so begins the Dark Times, otherwise known as waiting a month and a bit after the end of Series 8 for the Doctor Who Christmas Special. In the meantime, the Three Who Rule tackled stats, poured one out for sci-fi TV legend Glen A. Larson, and most importantly, devoted the bulk of the episode to your Series 8 related questions with the return of Fluid Links! Burning inquiries, inquiring questions, questionable burning and more! Next week, a Series 8 roundtable with Shaun Lyon, Felicity Brown, and Chip Sudderth!
Show Notes:

Children In Need…Christmas Episode Teaser!
Death In Heaven…Appreciated!
Death In Heaven…Final BBC Numbers!
A Return…Is Teased!
Stuart Manning Series 8 Posters…To Be Sold By Big Chief!
Eleventh Doctor Regeneration…In LEGO!
Glen A Larson…Died.
Radio Free Skaro…At Sasquan/WorldCon 2015!

Radio Free Skaro #447 – All The President’s Cybermen

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rfs447And with that, Series 8 of Doctor Who is over! After a radical turn towards darkness and drama it all came together with “Death in Heaven,” the final episode of the series and the P-Capstone on the 12th Doctor’s inaugural year. From the machinations of Missy (AKA The Master) to the glorious fake-out of Jenna Coleman as the Doctor in the opening titles all the way to…well, there’s some Cyber-shenanigans which the Three Who Rule cover in great detail. And as a bonus, we have an Long Island Who report from The Memory Cheats and Doctor Who: Mostly Harmless Cutaway co-host (and all around fine gent) Josh Zimon!
Show Notes:

Death…In Heaven!
Death In Heaven…BBC Overnights!
Dark Water…Final BBC Ratings!
In the Forest Of The Night…Final Ratings!
Dark Water…Appreciated!
Doctor Who…Most-Watched Series On SPACE!
Doctor Who…Returns To Children In Need!
Series 8 UK DVD/Blu-Ray Release…Delayed!
Doctor Who Gaming…Coming To XBox One & PlayStation 4!
Peter Capaldi…Video Message To Autistic Boy!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Radio Free Skaro…At Sasquan/WorldCon 2015!
Long Island…Who!

Radio Free Skaro To Host THE ROAD TO THE HUGOS Pre and Post Awards Show At Sasquan 2015

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Radio Free Skaro is going to Worldcon 2015! And you can watch live across the world!

Sasquan 2015 in Spokane, Washington is the location of the 2015 edition of Worldcon and the 2015 Hugo Awards. These awards will be something special, and they’re trying something new: a pre-show and post-show. Both will be broadcast live on UStream before and after the ceremony. The pre-and-post shows, both called The Road to the Hugos, will feature a comprehensive look at all the awards and nominees, interviews with nominees and winners, and special segments documenting the history of the Hugo Awards. The Road to the Hugos will be hosted by none other than the Three Who Rule – Steven Schapansky, Warren Frey, and Christopher Burgess!

The Hugo Awards are the premier awards in the science fiction field, recognizing the greatest books and stories, related works, film, television, podcasts, and fan works. Hugos are presented at each year’s Worldcon. Worldcon is the annual gathering of science fiction and fantasy fans, which celebrates the best works and creators in the speculative fiction field and culture, hundreds of authors, editors, publishers, artists, scientists, game designers, and other creators and intellectual leaders will participate in the convention program. It takes place August 19-23, 2015 at the Spokane Convention Center, with the Hugo Awards ceremony taking place at the INB Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 23.

The Hugo Awards ceremony itself will be live-streamed as well. The co-MCs for the 2015 Hugo Awards Ceremony are David Gerrold and Tananarive Due!

For more information on Sasquan, visit their website at http://sasquan.org.

Radio Free Skaro #446 – The Moffat Master Plan

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rfs446The penultimate episode of Series 8 is upon us, with Cybermen, the afterlife, and Missy, who is revealed as….well, you should certainly watch “Dark Water” (penned by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay) before listening to the Three Who Rule expound upon the contents therein, or risk a mega-spoiler of cataclysmic magnitude. Have you watched? Good. Then enjoy our banter on the excellent direction, subtle performances, and the sometimes….excited reaction of certain segments of fandom when a beloved character takes a a sharp right turn into a different form. Next week, the finale, “Death in Heaven”, and news from Long Island Who!
Show Notes:

Dark…Water!
Dark Water…BBC One Overnights!
In The Forest Of The Night…Appreciated!
Death In Heaven…BBC Broadcast Time!
Day Of The Doctor & Time Of The Doctor…Soundtracks!
Matt Smith Years…Blu-Rays!
Sean Pertwee…Cosplays As The Third Doctor!
Long Island…Who!