Monthly Archives: January 2016

Radio Free Skaro #513 – A Day In The Life Of Big Finish


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rfs513Is it true? Is Doctor Who leaving Netflix and Hulu in the US? It certainly appears that way, and the Three Who Rule range from perturbed to sanguine at this development, tempered with speculation on a possible BBC streaming service. Plus there’s news of dolls, coloring books, poorly considered song choices by future showrunners, and a full length documentary by Steven from the heart of Big Finish’s HQ in deepest London. What mysteries do these auditory magicians hold in their secret lair! Listen…and learn!
Show notes:

Doctor Who leaving Netflix and Hulu in the US
From September, BBC planning a US streaming site
Gallifrey One guest updates
Chris Chibnall’s Doctor Who theme song from 1985
Exclusive “Spearhead From Space” steelbook
Talking Tom Baker plush toy
A second Doctor Who colouring book coming April 7

Documentary:

Big Finish: Vampire of the Mind

Radio Free Skaro #512 – The New World Order


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rfs512The Doctor Who world was rocked this week by the news that Steven Moffat will be stepping down as showrunner, to be replaced by Chris Chibnall, showrunner of Broadchurch and writer of Torchwood, Life on Mars and yes, Doctor Who fame. What did the Three Who Rule think of this seismic shift, not to mention the fact that there won’t be any new Who until Christmas of this year? More to the point, what are their views on digitizing Doctor Who pinball? Never let it be said we don’t focus on the important issues here at RFS. Just in case baseless speculation isn’t your thing, we also have an interview with Katy Manning, recorded at LI Who and presented here for your listening pleasure.
Show notes:

Moffat Out…Chibnall In!
Full 2016 Series?…Nope!
Chris Chibnall…Bio!
Radio Free Skaro…Is Required!
Gallifrey One…Program Preview!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Gallifrey One…More Guest Updates!
Billie Piper & Noel Clarke…At Calgary Expo!
Doctor Who Pinball…Kickstarter!
BBC Books…Upcoming Releases!
Long Island…Doctor Who!

Interview:

Katy…Manning!

Radio Free Skaro: Gallifrey One Is Required

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Radio Free Skaro will be kicking off Gallifrey One for the fifth straight year next month in Los Angeles with our live stage show “Gallifrey One Is Required”! And once again, we’ll have an amazing lineup of guests, including the fifth Doctor himself PETER DAVISON, writers SARAH DOLLARD and JAMIE MATHIESON, casting director ANDY PRYOR, actress PATRICIA QUINN, and acting legend JULIAN GLOVER.

Plus, be in your seats on time as there will be a special video shown before the show! So be there at 11:00am in the Main Program Hall at Gallifrey One for 90 minutes of fun, facts, and frivolity with Radio Free Skaro!

Radio Free Skaro #511 – Ground Control to Major Tom


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rfs511For almost as long as Doctor Who has been around, there have been excited scribes chronicling its triumphs, tragedies, terrors and the finer points of Terileptil husbandry. Chief amongst these chroniclers of Time Lord lore has been Doctor Who Magazine, currently under the expert tutelage of gentleman editor Tom Spilsbury, our interview subject for this week’s episode. We also have a mere sprinkling of news, most of it Big Finish related! We also pay tribute to a couple of titans we lost this past week in David Bowie and Alan Rickman. Listen…if you dare!
Show notes:

The War Doctor and Leela…In Big Finish!
UNIT Shutdown…From Big Finish!
Tosh Returns…In Big Finish!
Doctor Who…Wins Golden Tomato!
Robert Banks Stewart…Died.
LI…Who!

Interview:

Tom…Spilsbury!

Radio Free Skaro #510 – The Fateful Eight


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rfs510This week on Radio Free Skaro, the meat of the matter is an interview in two parts with the Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, the first of which was held at LI Who and the second at Chicago TARDIS! Timey-wimey, and indeed locationy…waitony. Yeah. Also, stats! Yes, the news this week consists of the last gasp of statistical data as we parse the viewing numbers for “The Husbands of River Song,” along with dollops of merchandising and other dribs and drabs of newsy bits and pieces.
Show notes:

BBC America Coproduces…Class!
Husbands of River Song…Final BBC Viewing Figure!
Heaven Sent…Plot Holes Explained!
Doctor Who…Topps Trading Cards!
Twelfth Doctor’s…Replica Coat!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Chicago…TARDIS!
Long Island…Who!

Interview:

Paul…McGann!

Radio Free Skaro #509 – Petronella Candle


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rfs509Stats! A nightmare scenario for Warren, and a garden of numbered delights for Steven and Chris, but either way paltry material for the post-series 9, pre-Gally news list. However, this week we have an interview with Petronella Osgood herself, Ingrid Oliver, recorded recently at Chicago TARDIS! Straighten your question mark collars, sit up straight, and enjoy!
Show notes:

Husbands of River Song…Appreciated!
SPACE…Series 9 Viewing Figures!
Doctor’s…Notes!
Toby Hadoke’s…Annual Memorial Video.
Chicago…TARDIS!

Interview:

Ingrid…Oliver!