Monthly Archives: May 2018

Radio Free Skaro #637 – Strong Work


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Director James Strong faces the eagle eye of the Miniscope this week, with a look at classics like “The Impossible Planet” and “The Satan Pit”, not-so classics (but not his fault!) like “Daleks in Manhattan” and “Evolution of the Daleks”, and romps big and small like “Voyage of the Damned”, “Partners in Crime”, and “Planet of the Dead”. Plus news of “Genesis of the Daleks” cinema screenings (well, one) at the BFI, Twitch streaming Classic Who, Bell Media cancelling Innerspace like a bunch of jerks, and more!
Links:

UK Genesis of the Daleks cinema screening with guest Philip Hinchcliffe – SOLD OUT!
500+ Doctor Who episodes to stream on twitch
Radiophonic Workshop Albert Hall performance live streamed
Hiotchhiker’s on vinyl, for the first time
Innerspace canceled

Miniscope:

James Strong
The Impossible Planet
The Satan Pit
Daleks in Manhattan
Evolution of the Daleks
Voyage of the Damned
Partners in Crime
Planet of the Dead

Radio Free Skaro #636 – Intelligent Listening For Beginners


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Dollies! Yes, to the delight of Warren and probably no-one else, Character Options is set to release new plastic Who friends, most of which are variants of current models but also the first action dolly for Bill! Also, BBC Television Centre lives on in Google Street View form, and in exciting interview news, we have a chinwag with Andrew Smith, whose latest work for Big Finish is Hour of the Cybermen (1980s!), the First Doctor Volume 2 (1960s!) and Star Cops: Mother Earth (more 1980s!) Cue up your compu-cassettes and enjoy!
Links:

UK Season 12 Blu-Ray delayed
The Enduring Magic of the Radiophonic Workshop
Google Street View scan of BBC TV Centre
Cushing TARDIS on the auction block
Character Third Doctor and TARDIS
Character Eleventh Doctor set
Character 1970s set
Character Twelfth Doctor set
Fairford Festival
Graham Strong died

Interview:

Andrew Smith
Big Finish Hour of the Cybermen
Big Finish First Doctor, Volume 2
Big Finish Star Cops Mother Earth, Part 1

Radio Free Skaro #635 – The Sense-Snore-Ites


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Progress, in rumour form at any rate, as a tentative and maybe kinda sorta true list of directors for Series 11 makes its way onto the internet, along with scuttlebutt of a BBC, Channel 4 and ITV streaming service in the works. Not to leave Canada out fo the mix, “Genesis of the Daleks” tickets finally go on sale so those of us will finally be able to view 1970s PAL video on the big screen, as it was truly meant to be seen. And speaking of viewing things in a right and proper manner, we have the second half of our gripping and not at all ponderous commentary on “The Sensorites”! Grab your stimulant of choice and enjoy!
Links:

Gallifrey One hotel block
Series 11 Director list… but maybe not final?
UK Broadcasters devising joint streaming service
Genesis of the Daleks Canadian screening tickets now on sale
Thirteenth Doctor books
Knock Knock script up for auction
Doctor Who Infinity teases “The Orphans of the Polyoptera”
Babelcolour First Doctor colourization teaser
Sylvester McCoy and Robert Picardo at the Edinburgh Fringe

Commentary:

The Sensorites, Episodes 4-6

Radio Free Skaro #634 – Captain Maitland and the Time Team


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There’s a new bunch on the block in the form of Doctor Who Magazine’s new Time Team, so we talked to DWM writer Benjamin Cook about how he put together this new crop of young Who fans to helm the magazine’s longstanding feature. Also, we bring you the first half of our commentary of the 1964 classic(?) “The Sensorites”! Plus: Big Finish news, Doctor Who cinema screenings in Canada, and the oncoming Gallifrey One hotel panic…
Links:

Gallifrey One hotel block
Doctor Who Magazine 525 out
Canadian Genesis of the Daleks screening on June 14
RTD & Moffat talk Target books with Tom Spilsbury
An Unearthly Child script sold for £6200
River Song and four Masters in Big Finish
Hour of the Cybermen synopsis and artwork
Energy of the Daleks on vinyl
Devil’s End Free Comic Book Day issue, cover A
Devil’s End Free Comic Book Day issue, cover B

Interview:

Benjamin Cook
Doctor Who Magazine

Commentary:

The Sensorites, Episodes 1-3