Monthly Archives: May 2017

Radio Free Skaro #584 – Pyramid Power


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We’ve reached the middle portion of the Trilogy of the Monks with “The Pyramid at the End of the World”, and who better to lend a hand ruminating on tractor beams, world peace, pandemics and panic than Wife in Space impresario Neil Perryman? Neil joins the Two Who Rule (in the form of Warren and Steven) to hash out what in the actual hell is going on with these mysterious robed fellows, before getting to the most important news of the week…Doctor Who branded skin care products. Stats, speculation, and the great nation of China single-handedly resurrecting Classic Who (in our minds) and more!
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Episode 7 – “The Pyramid at The End of the World”
Episode 7 edited due to Manchester bombing
“The Pyramid at The End of the World” overnight ratings
“Oxygen” final viewing figures
“Extremis” AI: 82
“The Empress of Mars” synopsis
Rachel Talalay directing Christmas Special
Doctor Who renewed for five more series?
First guest announcement for Gallifrey One 2018
Downtime Region 1 DVD release
Titan Comics summer event
New Doctor Who licensees

Radio Free Skaro #583 – The Meddling Monks


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We’re at the midway point of Series 10 (sniff) so what better time for Steven Moffat to check in on the show he runs by penning another episode himself in the form of “Extremis”, a mind-bending escapade that took viewers from England to the Vatican and all points in between. Or did it…? Once again, the inestimable Kyle Anderson steps in as a replacement for one of the Three (in place of Warren this time) to join Chris and Steven on this review. What did they think? What of the Monks? And the occupant of the Vault? In this podcast we are revealed…
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Episode 6 – “Extremis”
Moffat and Mulkern talk “Extremis”
“Extremis” BBC One overnight viewing figures
“Oxygen” overnight viewing figures
Oxygen Appreciation Index
Jamie Mathieson talks Gus and Oxygen
“Knock Knock” final BBC One viewing figures
“The Lie of the Land” synopsis
Michelle Gomez leaving Who along with Moffat & Capaldi
…or is she?
Michelle Gomez reddit AMA
Big Finish releasing second Tenth Doctor audio series
BBC shutting down TV episode downloading service
Radiophonic Workshop’s “Burials in Several Earths” released
Who poetry book written by James Goss and Illustrated by Russell T Davies due in September
Doctor Who Time Vortex 360 web-based game released
Eric Pringle reportedly died

Radio Free Skaro #582 – Every Breath You Take


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It’s that most wondrous time of the year again, Base Under Siege-mas, in the form of Jamie Mathieson’s anti-corporate not-zombie saga “Oxygen”! What did the Three Who Rule think? Listen and find out, before their oxygen credits are depleted and they’re sucked into the cold, meaningless vacuum!
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Episode 5 – “Oxygen”
“Thin Ice” final ratings
Knock Knock AI rating – 83
“The Pyramid at The End of the World” synopsis
Geoffrey Bayldon (1923-2017)

Radio Free Skaro #581 – Is There A Doctor In The House?


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It’s time for Steven, Warren and noted Nerdist Kyle Anderson to assess the timbre of “Knock Knock,” the Mike Bartlett penned ode to lumber-based horror and insectile consumption. Did the Two Who Rule and Kyle consider this story a mighty oak or a mere sapling in the forest of Series 10? Plus news of a new series of Torchwood via Big Finish starring (Lumber)Jack Harkness and the rest of the gang plus new recruits, and a thrilling dive into the prehistory of computer games. No trees were harmed in the production of this podcast.
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Episode 4 – “Knock Knock”
“Knock Knock” overnights – 4.32 Million, 24.9% share
Doctor Who: The Fan Show with David Suchet and Mike Bartlett
Stay at the house used for exteriors for “Knock Knock”
Kyle Anderson’s “Knock Knock” review on Nerdist
Smile final BBC One viewing figures 5.98 Million, 23rd for the week
“Thin Ice” AI: 84
Episode 6 – “Extremis” – synopsis
“Knock Knock” and its tie to the past
UK DVD/Blu-Ray Series 10 releases: Part 1, May 29; Part 2, July 17
New Big Finish companion for Fourth Doctor
Torchwood so-called Series 5 will be in Big Finish
Doctor Who Skype Bot
Doctor Who Nerd Block figures
New K-9 design revealed, and movie announced