Monthly Archives: July 2018

Radio Free Skaro #646 – Flipping Cat Fights All Hours of the Day


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Insanity levels are slightly lower in this, the week after San Diego Comic-Con, but there’s still plenty to discuss including Jodie Whittaker being a proper cinephile (at a now sold out appearance at Somerset House), a new book about the women of Doctor Who, upcoming Doctor Who merchandise discovered live on Amazon during the podcast, John Levene chronicling the saga of his life and times, Doctor Who: Infinity and Big Finish news, and the main event – the return of Fluid Links, where you ask the tough questions and we meander with half-baked responses!
Links:

Doctor Who on Twitch
Jodie Whittaker: Films of my Life
Entertainment Tonight Comic-Con Doctor Who interview
The Women Who Lived: Amazing Tales for Future Time Lords
John Levene autobiography due in the fall
Doctor Who 2019 Calendar
Amazon US lists preorder for Wheel in Space DVD
The War Master returns in Big Finish
Doctor Who Infinity launches on Steam in August
Doctor Who escape room
Thirteenth Doctor wax figure
Class soundtrack on the horizon
London Film and Comic Con
Doctor Who Meets Scratchman novelization
William Hughes died

Radio Free Skaro #645 – New Best Friends


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It’s San Diego Comic-Con! There is an absurd amount of news from the world’s largest media convention this week, including a new and mysterious Doctor Who trailer, a panel featuring Jodie Whittaker, Mandop Gill, Tosin Cole, showrunner Chris Chibnall and executive producer Matt Strevens, new Series 11 artwork, Jodie wowing everyone with a surprise appearance at the Her Universe fashion show, a press conference or two and (takes breath) reports from on the ground at SDCC with the Nerdis’s Kyle Anderson and Doctor Who on the Couch’s Heather Berberet! Sit down and get yourself a snack because this is the annual SDCC edition of Radio Free Skaro and it’s going to be a whopper!
Links:

Doctor Who on Twitch
San Diego Comic-Con International
Doctor Who SDCC Panel
Jodie Whittaker arrival video, new Pull To Open typeface
Jodie Whittaker announcement/reaction video
Series 11 SDCC Trailer
BBC America confirmed to be simulcasting Series 11 premiere
Series 11 won’t have two-parters, writer’s room style confirmed
Series 11 Christmas Special confirmed
Series 11 to have 50/50 gender split for directors and first People of Colour writers
New Sonic Screwdriver
Series 11 promo pics
Series 11 promo artwork
Series 11 character portraits
Jodie Whittaker at Her Universe fashion show
Doctor Who SDCC press conference
Entertainment Weekly Doctor Who facebook live interview
TVLine SDCC Doctor Who interview
Series 11 to have new monsters
Jodie Whittaker hopes Doctor Who will inspire young girls
Macra Terror and Wheel in Space animated?
TVNZ will broadcast Doctor Who in New Zealand, taking over from Prime
Jodie Whittaker on the Radio Times cover
Doctor Who Magazine will have subscriber-only collectible covers
John Barrowman and Mark Shepherd announced for Edmonton Expo

Correspondents:

Kyle Anderson
Heather Berberet

Radio Free Skaro #644 – The Universe is Calling


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Trailer! Teaser? Either way, a rather brief look at Series 11 of Doctor Who that shows the new friends Ryan, Yasmin, and Graham, a brief shot of Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who #13, and several unhealthy food options was released to the world just before this podcast recording! Yes, the PR onslaught has begun, with Jodie on the cover of EW, dolly news, San Diego Comic-Con news, Amazon listings, and and AND a miniscope featuring Daniel Nettheim, director of “The Zygon Invasion” and “The Zygon Inversion”, “Extremis”, and “The Pyramid at the End of the World”!
Links:

Doctor Who on Twitch
Series 11 trailer
Jodie Whittaker on the cover of Entertainment Weekly; BBC America to simulcast Series 11 Premiere
Thirteenth Doctor figurine range
Titan Comics San Diego Comic-Con panel
David Tennant and The Muppets
More of David Tennant and the Muppets
Peter Davison and The Muppets
2019 Doctor Who mini calendar features Thirteenth Doctor era exclusively
BBC America showing Shada
Torchwood on Twitch
Twice Upon A Time in 4K
Eccleston/Tennant DVD box set
Matt Smith DVD box set
Peter Capaldi DVD box set
Carole Ann Ford joins David Bradley on Big Finish
Season 12 Blu-Ray replacement discs

Miniscope:

Daniel Nettheim
The Zygon Invasion
The Zygon Inversion
Extremis
The Pyramid at the End of the World

Radio Free Skaro #643 – Serendipity


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The news elves are busily working their magic as we edge closer to San Diego Comic-Con, which will sport the likes of Jodie Whittaker, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill, Chris Chibnall, Matt Strevens at the BBC America Doctor Who panel occurring at the spacetime vector of Thursday, July 19, 11:45 am PT! The BBC is also going all legal to track down the nefarious leakers of The Clip, and friend of the show Wayne Yip is directing the Series 11 episode to air at (or around) Christmas! Also Season 12 Blu-ray news, Big Finish wandering into territories Trek and what you’ve all been waiting for…part two of our gripping commentary on “The Green Death”!
Links:

Doctor Who on Twitch
Doctor Who San Diego Comic-Con panel details announced
BBC tries to find the Series 11 clip leak source
Wayne Yip directing Series 11 episode airing at Christmas
Season 12 Blu-Ray popular, says a UK sales chart
Season 12 trailer
Season 12 disc replacement
Big Finish getting into Star Trek

Commentary:

The Green Death, episodes 4-6

Radio Free Skaro #642 – The Nut Hutch


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Last week’s vast wasteland of not-news has been replaced by a verdant jungle of news-news, most notably the announcement of Segun Akinola as the new composer for Doctor Who! Plus Matt Smith comes to Edmonton, and comics and calendars that sort of feature Jodie Whittaker or flat-out don’t. There’s other news of course, but this is a mere tease to part one of our commentary for the Jon Pertwee story “The Green Death”, so dive back with us to June 1973 and hippies, environmentalism, and giant maggots!
Links:

Doctor Who on Twitch
Segun Akinola announced as new Doctor Who composer
Segun Akinola BAFTA profile
Segun Akinola Soundcloud
Jodie Whittaker comic issue 0
Jodie Whittaker calendar snub
Matt Smith announced for Edmonton Expo
Philip Hinchcliffe’s unused Season 15 plans
New Target novelization audiobooks
BBC Sounds app announced for iPlayer Radio and Podcasts
Big Finish celebrates 20 years of recording
Torchwood Series 6 begins in October from Big Finish
Third Doctor Who Infinity story revealed

Commentary:

The Green Death, episodes 1-3