Monthly Archives: November 2016

Radio Free Skaro #557 – Bananas Are Good

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 7 of Class occurs from 16:00-33:20.


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rfs557It’s Chicago TARDIS time, which means interviews with various Doctor Who personages of note, in this case one Michelle Gomez, aka Missy, aka the Master, aka a wonderfully bananas actress from the Land of Kilts who is soon to be filming her appearance in Series 10! Plus a review of the penultimate episode of Class, news of Rona Munro (and the possibility of Missy sidling into her episode) and more! Well, not much more, to be honest Just listen, you poltroons!
Links:

Class episode 7, “The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did”
The Return of Doctor Mysterio comes to Canadian cinemas
The Return of Doctor Mysterio Australian broadcast details
Ken Grieve died
Chicago TARDIS

Interviews:
Michelle Gomez

Radio Free Skaro #556 – Reanimation of the Daleks

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 6 of Class occurs from 19:10-34:00.


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rfs556The Daleks return to North America this week from the dustbins of history and into your iTunes/BBC America/other in the form of “The Power of the Daleks” in its reanimated glory. And the Three Who Rule are on the case, in the form of interviews with both soundsmith extraordinaire Mark Ayres and Whostorian Toby Hadoke about the making of the animated episodes, as well as the upcoming DVD extras! We also have our usual review of Class, a look at new footgage from “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” and Children In Need, a bloggy Easter Egg from Jamie Mathieson, and more!
Links:

Class episode 6, “Detained”
Return of Doctor Mysterio clip on Children In Need
Pudsey goes missing…featuring The Doctor!
US cinemas get The Return of Doctor Mysterio
Jamie Mathieson and Rona Munro are writing for Series 10
Jamie Mathieson talks about writing for Series 10
Target book guide, “Based on the Popular Television Serial”
The Power of the Daleks

Interviews:
Mark Ayres
Toby Hadoke

Radio Free Skaro #555 – Imurjinsee Egsit

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 5 of Class occurs from 24:45-45:55.


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rfs555Warren is in Long Island, NY this week, enjoying the fourth iteration of the east coast nerd gathering known as LI Who, and has a report from the trenches for you dear listeners. Thanks to schedules, wifi, and probably rock monsters, Warren couldn’t watch Class in time for the show, but Steven and Chris are on the case to give you their take on Episode 5 of the Doctor Who spinoff. However, Warren is present for the commentary for the sentimental favourite (but not altogether good) Season 15 story “The Invisible Enemy”, recorded in the blissful, innocent time of October 2016. Remember that time? Remember…?
Links:

Class Episode 5, “Brave-ish Heart”
Power of the Daleks iTunes preorder
Doctor Who Experience to close in 2017
The Pirate Planet novelized by James Goss
Totally Tasteless: The Life of John Nathan-Turner, from Miwk Publishing
First look at Doctor Who Mr. Men
Kandles fan art by Robbie Bonham
Kandles fan art by Mike Rieger
Long Island Doctor Who

Commentary:

The Invisible Enemy

Radio Free Skaro #554 – Kandles and Kompany

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 4 of Class occurs from 26:34-49:00.


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rfs554Class, er, classed up the joint this week, but the big news in Doctor Who was the return of “The Power of the Daleks”, the long lost and newly animated story released in the UK this week. Power will wander around the world later in the month and will also eventually be available in colour(!), if kicking puppies and hating life generally is your thing. All this and more of your questions on…Fluid Links!
Links:

Class, Episode 4 “Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart”
Class has strong premiere on Space in Canada
“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” to be previewed on Children in Need on November 18
“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” in US cinemas December 27 and 29; tickets available November 18
“The Power of the Daleks” – where and when to watch around the world
50 years since Patrick Troughton
Stuart Manning designed the UK steelbook Power artwork
“The Power of the Daleks” previewed on Twitter
BBC Newsnight report on missing archive television
New Statesman article about missing episodes
November releases from Big Finish
Indiegogo for David J Howe’s Doctor Who merchandise museum
Andrew Skilleter Doctor Who art calendar

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks to be premiered live on Twitter

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Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks to be premiered live on Twitter ahead of being released on BBC Store and DVD

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In a first for a UK television programme the new BBC Worldwide animated version of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks is to be premiered live and exclusively on Twitter via Periscope at 17.50, Saturday 5th November, 50 years to the minute after the original version of the programme was first transmitted on BBC One in 1966.

 

Fans around the world will be able to watch an exclusive live streaming of the first three minutes of the first episode of the new animation on the @BBCStore Twitter account at 17.50 this Saturday and UK residents will also be able to purchase all six episodes of the animation from www.bbcstore.com and on DVD from Monday 21st November.

 

Doctor Who: The Power Of The Daleks is one of the Doctor’s most celebrated adventures but the original tapes were destroyed and no copies exist.

 

In September this year BBC Worldwide announced a brand new black and white animation based on audio recordings of the programme using the original cast, surviving photographs and film clips which will be released 50 years to the minute after its only UK broadcast on BBC One.

 

The six half hour episodes feature the regeneration, or as it was then called ‘renewal’, of First Doctor William Hartnell into Second Doctor Patrick Troughton, as the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.

 

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks is being produced by the team behind the highly successful animation of lost Dad’s Army episode A Stripe For Frazer, first released on BBC Store in February this year. The producer and director is Charles Norton, with character designs from acclaimed comic book artists Martin Geraghty and Adrian Salmon.

 

Jonathan Green, Director, BBC Store says, “BBC Store is proud to be working with Twitter to bring fans this UK first. This episode broke the mould with the recasting of the Doctor and it’s still thrilling audiences in new ways today.”

 

Rhidian Bragg, Head of Sales, Consumer Products, BBC Worldwide says, “We’re really excited to be able to bring fans a Doctor Who adventure that they thought they’d never see. The animation looks amazing and is a fantastic addition to our catalogue of classic Doctor Who titles.”

 

Georgina Parnell, Head of Entertainment Partnerships, Twitter said, “Doctor Who is a global phenomenon and by broadcasting The Power of the Daleks live on Periscope, fans from across the world will – for the first time – be able to join together and watch it at the same moment, exactly 50 years to the minute since the very first episode aired in 1966. Even the Doctor couldn’t have predicted that…could he?!”

 

Doctor Who: The Power Of The Daleks will be available to download from www.bbcstore.com from 17.50 on Saturday 5th November priced £9.99 (SD) and £12.99 (HD). The DVD will be released on Monday 21st November:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Doctor-Who-Power-Daleks-DVD/dp/B01LOC83Y2

http://store.hmv.com/film-tv/dvd/doctor-who-the-power-of-the-daleks

 

Further information:

emma.cooney@bbc.com

dan.phelan@bbc.com

 

Watch two exclusive clips from “The Power of the Daleks” here:

 

About BBC Store

BBC Store makes it really easy for audiences to buy and keep copies of their favourite BBC programmes. Purchases can be viewed on bbcstore.com or via the BBC iPlayer or downloaded to a laptop to watch offline.

 

BBC Store features new programmes, television favourites and gems from the BBC television archive. It is already the largest collection of BBC programmes ever available and continues to grow as new titles are added every week.

 

BBC Store is operated by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC on behalf of the BBC Public Service.

 

About BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).  Its vision is to build the BBC’s brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world.  This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values.  The business also champions British creativity globally.

 

In 2015/16, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £133.8m and headline sales of £1,029.4m and returned £222.2m to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review webpage: www.bbcworldwide.com/annual-review

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