Monthly Archives: December 2014

Radio Free Skaro #454 – Tangerine Dream

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rfs454Mind games, face huggers and tangerines…that’s what passes for Christmastime when the Doctor gets involved. Sarcastic elves, a sassy Santa, and questionably CG reindeer round out Doctor Who’s dip into surreality on this latest Xmas special, “Last Christmas”, from the pen of Steven Moffat and directed by Paul Wilmshurst. So what did the Three Who Rule, brains slowed by turkey and Tofurky, think of P-Cap’s first foray into Yuletide adventure? Down some egg nog, tear yourself away from erudite political discussion with the relatives, and have a listen!
Show Notes:

Doctor Who…Last Christmas!
Jenna Coleman…returns for Series 9!
The Doctor voted…the best sci-fi character of all time!
Doctor Puppet…Christmas Special!
Big Finish…Humble Bundle!
Toby Hadoke’s Who’s Round…Episode 100!
New Doctor Who figures coming soon…from Funko!
Video from Calgary Expo 2013…for Torchwood and Doctor Who panels!

Radio Free Skaro Patreon Special #1: Dimensions in Time Commentary

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rfspatreon1Happy Holidays to our beloved listeners across the world! And thank you to our supporters on Patreon who have pushed us over the $80/episode mark in our ongoing Patreon fundraising campaign. To celebrate both of these wonderful occasions, we look back in time to provide a commentary on another blessed event in the history of Doctor Who – the 1993 charity special “Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time”! Listen to the Three Who Rule regale you with insights and whimsy about this infamous “celebration” of Doctor Who’s 30th anniversary, as well as reflect on how Doctor Who was looked upon at that time by the BBC and the general public and how Dimensions in Time might have represented the best possible celebration that could be mustered. And all of this is thanks to you, Patreon subscribers! Thanks. This is all down to you. Enjoy!
Watch Dimensions in Time along with us!:

Show Notes:

The story behind…Dimensions in Time!

From The Vault: Calgary Expo 2013 Torchwood and Sylvester McCoy Panels

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Turn the clock back almost two years ago and you may remember that our very own Steven moderated two panels at Calgary Expo in April 2013 – the Torchwood panel with John Barrowman, Eve Myles, and Gareth David-Lloyd (the panel took place in the Calgary Corral in front of about 4,000 people!) and the Sylvester McCoy panel. While both audio recordings of these appeared on previous Radio Free Skaro episodes, FlipOn TV has made professional video recordings of these events available on their YouTube page! Check them out below:

Calgary Expo 2013 – Torchwood panel w/John Barrowman, Eve Myles, and Gareth David-Lloyd (moderated by Steven Schapansky)

Calgary Expo 2013 – Sylvester McCoy panel (moderated by Steven Schapansky)

Radio Free Skaro #453 – Eight Is Enough

Radio Free Skaro #453 – Click here to listen!

rfs453With mere days to not only “Doctor Who: Last Christmas” but also our review of said Xmas special and even more thrillingly, our Patreon-inspired (and cringe-inducing) commentary for the infamous 1993 Children in Need special “Dimensions in Time,” the Three Who Rule ably tackled the last Fluid Links segment of the year! Questions, inquiries, posers and puzzlers abound as this Series 8 focused Q&A takes centre stage for this pre-holiday bit of RFS shenanigans. Also news, dolly derision, comic book neatness and a cool teaser for a War Doctor short film coming next year! Whee!
Show Notes:

Series 9…First Episode Title Revealed!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Big Chief…Twelfth Doctor!
Action Dollies…Next Wave!
Ninth Doctor…Comic Miniseries Details!
Seasons Of War…Teaser!
Doctor Puppet…Christmas Teaser!

Gallifrey One 2015 Guest Update – Director Rachel Talalay is Coming To Gallifrey One!

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Gallifrey One has announced a couple of big behind the scenes names as guests for the upcoming convention in less than two months’ time!

racheltalalayRachel Talalay is an American-born US/UK dual citizen who actually teaches film studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. She has been involved in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise since the very beginning, and was hired to direct the two-part Series 8 finale, “Dark Water” and “Death in Heaven”. This will be Rachel’s first appearance at Gallifrey One.
arwelwynjonesArwel Wyn Jones was the supervising art director on Doctor Who from 2005’s “The Runaway Bride” through to the Series 4 finale “Journey’s End” in 2008. He also worked as production designer on The Sarah Jane Adventures for Series 2 and 3. Since 2010, he’s been the production designer for Steven Moffat’s other hit BBC show, Sherlock. This will be Arwel’s first appearance at Gallifrey One.
Also announced was actor Colin Spaull, who appeared in 1985’s “Revelation of the Daleks” and the 2006 two-parter “Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel”. 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 #452 – In the Nick of Time

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rfs452It’s beginning to feel a lot like Last Christmas, which is dominating both our thoughts and the promotional efforts of the BBC Publicity department. Maybe that’s why most of our news is focused on that upcoming holiday where they show a new Doctor Who story and some other, largely irrelevant events rides its coattails. Plus there’s news of a Doctor Who theme park, which is greeted by the confusion and derision only three middle aged nerds with no concept of what the kids today are into could muster. All that questionable content, and an interview from Chicago TARDIS with the voice of the Daleks, Cybermen and countless other creatures, Nick Briggs, who is also one of the main creative forces behind Big Finish! What are you waiting for?
Show Notes:

Last Christmas…Clip!
Last Christmas…Trailer!
Last Christmas…Media Kit!
Last Christmas…On SPACE!
Last Christmas…On ABC1!
Moffat…Talks Of A Female Doctor!
Alex Kingston…At Gallifrey One!
Katy Manning…At Long Island Who!
BBC…Theme Park!
Doctor Who…Part Of Free Comics Day 2015!
Lethbridge-Stewart…Novel Range!
All Of Classic Doctor Who…At The Same Time!
Gallifrey…One!
Long Island Who…3!
Chicago…TARDIS!

Interview
Nicholas…Briggs!

Gallifrey One 2015 Guest Update – Alex Kingston

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A big guest announcement today for the 26th edition of the Gallifrey One convention in February!

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Alex Kingston first appeared in Doctor Who in 2008’s “Silence in the Library”, which was actually the last story for her character River Song. Since then, River’s timey wimey life has played out in reverse (for the most part) over the course of several episodes opposite Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor, culminating in her final appearance (to date) in the 2013 episode “The Name of the Doctor”. This is Alex’s first appearance at Gallifrey One.

Radio Free Skaro #451 – Celsius 451

Radio Free Skaro #451 – Click here to listen!

rfs451With the Three Who Rule firmly back in place and order restored to the galaxy, there was great rejoicing and much waffling about next to nothing, not to mention the controversial and wrong headed use of the terms “P-Cap”, “J-Co,” and “S-Claw.” in reference to the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special “Last Christmas”. But wait! The main feature is an interview with Mickey Smith himself, Noel Clarke, by our very own Steven recorded live on stage at Chicago TARDIS. And and and….nerd rage from Warren about the highly important matter of the 3.75 inch dolly. Blasphemy!
Show Notes:

Last Christmas…Synopsis!
Last Christmas…BBC Broadcast Time!
BBC America…Confirms Last Christmas Broadcast!
Last Christmas…On UK Home Video!
Last Christmas…On North American Home Video!
Doctor Who: Series 8…on Blu-Ray!
Underwater Menace…Still Due On DVD!
Stuart Manning Posters…Available For Purchase!
Lewis…Achenbach!
3.75″ Action Dollies…December 2014 Wave!
Doctor Who…History Collection!
Doctor Who…On CraveTV!
Long Island Who…3!
Chicago…TARDIS!

Interview
Noel…Clarke!