Monthly Archives: May 2015

Radio Free Skaro #478 – Shallow Grave

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rfs478The news this week is sparse, so of course conspiracy theories abounded amongst the Three Who Rule involving Zimbabwe, missing episodes, cricket, and madness. But lo, there was a small morsel of news, and that was the fact that San Diego Comic Con will in fact have a Doctor Who panel (featuring Capaldi, Moffat, Minchin, Coleman and Gomez) on Thursday, so we can tell you much earlier….whatever they reveal! But let’s get down to brass tacks here, by which I mean a commentary on the Series 8 standout episode “Flatline”, with Verity’s own Liz Myles! Forward…to the second dimension!
Show notes:

Justin Molotnikov…Directs Series 9!
Doctor Who…At The 2015 San Diego Comic-Con!
L.I. Who…3!

Commentary:
Flatline!
Liz…Myles!

Radio Free Skaro #477 – Sarcopha-Gus

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rfs477If Radio Free Skaro was ever made into a lackluster dystopian future series of adventures for the tween set (which it won’t, ever), it would have to be called “Digression,” because that was the tenor of the first few minutes of this episode. Eurovision is rightly disparaged, Warren is baffled by football, and Steven vainly (sort of) tries to get things back on track by lovingly describing Peter Capaldi’s swelling bouffant. Gross. But there’s also a commentary for the Jamie Mathieson penned “Mummy on the Orient Express,” featuring Reality Bomb’s own Alex Kennard! You have 66 seconds to start listening!
Show notes:

Peter Capaldi…Drops In At The Doctor Who Experience!
Moffat As Show Runner…Through At Least Series 10!
Roger Delgado’s…Last Acting Work!
Impossible Worlds…A 50-Year Treasury of Art and Design!
City of Death Audio Book…Read By Lalla Ward!
The Four Doctors…Merch!

Commentary:
Mummy…On The Orient Express!
Alex…Kennard!

Radio Free Skaro #476 – Ravolox and Bagels

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rfs476We promise, this is almost certainly the last time we jabber on about superhero movies…but that is in fact what happens at the start of this week’s episode, until Chris lobs a well-deserved boot heel into the proceedings and gets the Other Two Who Rule back on track and talking about Doctor Who…in the form of comic books! Oh, sweet irony. Sweeter still are a couple of vintage interviews supplied by (and in one case featuring) composer Dominic Glynn and iconoclastic Doctor Who producer John Nathan Turner! Interspersed with those chats are some preview tracks from Glynn’s new EP “The Ravolox Remixes”, available on iTunes May 18!
Show notes:

BAFTA celebration of 10 years of Doctor Who took place in New York
Images have leaked of Doctor Who elements in LEGO Dimensions
Covers, War Doctor announced for Four Doctors summer event from Titan Comics
IDW Eleventh Doctor omnibus editions to be republished by Titan Comics
BBC Global iPlayer to close in June
Series 8 of Doctor Who now on Netflix Canada, parts of Europe, Mexico, and South America
Terrance Dicks celebrates 80th birthday in April, internet catches up in May
Order Dominic Glynn’s “The Ravolox Remixes” on iTunes!

Interviews from 1986:
John Nathan-Turner
Dominic Glynn

Radio Free Skaro #475 – In Praise of Fangirls

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rfs475It was a wild week to be a fan of Doctor Who and other sic-fi franchises this past week! Gallifrey One memberships went on sale and crashed ticket sales sites, Osgood and the Zygons are returning in Series 9, Torchwood audio plays are coming to Big Finish, and Avengers: Age of Ultron is filling movie theatres all over the world. What better week, then, to talk to Sam Maggs, author of the new book “The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy”, an instruction manual for fangirls new to the fold, as well as an educational tome for those who aren’t!
Show notes:

Gallifrey One memberships are sold out
Sasquan coming to Spokane August 19-22, 2015
Osgood and the Zygons returning in a two-part story by Peter Harness
Jemma Redgrave also featuring in Episodes 7-8
Another new promo pic of the monster from Episodes 5-6
Torchwood coming to Big Finish
Big Finish Tom Baker audio plays airing on BBC Radio 4 Extra
James Goss writing a novelization for The Pirate Planet
The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who coming June 4
The Radiophonic Workshop performing May 20 in Dublin
BBC unveils The Doctor Who Fan Show on YouTube
Radio Free Skaro Patreon Page

Interview:
Sam Maggs
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy

Radio Free Skaro #474/A – Easy Laughter with Rob Shearman

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rfs474aIn this special mini-episode of Radio Free Skaro, Steven interviews writer Robert Shearman about his recent trip to New York to watch a production of his 1992 play “Easy Laughter”, as performed by Dirt [contained]! Rob and Steven also talk about Series 8 of Doctor Who, and Rob gives an update on the soon-to-be-released Running Through Corridors Volume 2.

And people of New York! This current run of “Easy Laughter” is on until Sunday. Click the link below for tickets to see one of Rob’s personal favourite plays!

Show notes:

Dirt [contained} and their production of Rob Shearman’s “Easy Laughter”

Interview:
Robert Shearman

Radio Free Skaro #474 – Mayhem of the Mooninites

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rfs474As Steven dips further into cricket insanity, a factor leading to his inevitable emigration to India could be the fact that Doctor Who will soon start broadcasting there for the first time. How can he possibly resist? Or perhaps a trip to New York to see the Symphonic Spectacular in October? One thing we can all agree on is that you should all journey between the pages of You and Who: Contact Has Been Made Volume Two, which contains writing from both Steven and Warren! And, and AND! As if the previous nonsense wasn’t enough, we have not only an interview with “Kill the Moon” writer Peter Harness, but also a commentary for that self same episode, featuring Phil Cannon of the Who’s He? Podcast! The mind boggles!
Show notes:

Doctor Who comes to FX in India
David Schofield cast for a guest role in Series 9
Series 9 will address the Twelfth Doctor looking like Caecilius
Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular coming to New York City on October 7
Doctor Who wins a BAFTA Craft Award
Warren and Steven have essays in “You and Who: Contact Has Been Made”
Lazy Doctor Who, a new Doctor Who podcast featuring Steven and Erika from Verity!

Interview:
Peter Harness

Commentary:
Kill The Moon
Phil Cannon from the Who’s He Podcast