Monthly Archives: October 2018

Radio Free Skaro #659 – The Web of Fear


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The Doctor and her fam…errr, TARDIS Team land back in Sheffield and smack dab into spiders, ethically dubious American businessmen and RTD-level family drama in “Arachnids in the UK”, the latest instalment of the eleventh series of Doctor Who. Will the quintessentially Whovian juxtaposition of the domestic with the deeply weird engage the Three Who Rule, or will arachnophobia turn to eight-legged tedium? You won’t know until you listen! Also, stats. Harrumph.
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Episode 4 review, Arachnids in the UK
The Ghost Monument BBC One ratings
Rosa BBC One overnight viewing figures
MusicTech interview of Segun Akinola
New Yorker interview of Segun Akinola
BritBox adds new Dalek stories on Halloween
Big Finish Third Doctor series 5
River Song Big Finish Series 6 to feature Yeti and the Great Intelligence
Big Finish River Song Series 6 to feature Sontarans, Drashigs and Ogrons
Doctor Who Pez dispensers
Doctor Who escape game to be called Worlds Collide
Red Dwarf Series I-VIII Bluray due in January
The Radiophonic Workshop do the soundtrack to Possum
Derrick Sherwin died
Radio Free Skaro #420, featuring a Derrick Sherwin interview
Moffat says current Who risks looking cheap

Radio Free Skaro #658 – The Spirit of Rosa


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For a show about time travel, Doctor Who doesn’t really go deep on matters historical, preferring a quick tour and a laugh to really getting into events as they unfold. But that changed this week with “Rosa,” a look at how civil rights hero Rosa Parks herself changed the world, and how the Doctor and the Time Team deal with both alien threats and a very different (but also somewhat familiar) world to 2018. What did Steven, Warren, and Chris think of the episode? And will a very special addition to the stats report cause Warren to finally lose what’s left of his mind?
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Episode 3, “Rosa”
Episode 5 titled The Tsuranga Conundrum, episode 6 called Demons of the Punjab
Arachnids in the UK goes out on BBC One Oct 28 @ 7:00pm
The Ghost Monument overnight BBC viewing figures
The Woman Who Fell to Earth final BBC ratings and Appreciation Index
Segun Akinola Q&A
Kamelion returns via Big Finish
Big Finish Zygon Hunt released on vinyl
New Zealand Doctor Who silver coin

Radio Free Skaro #657 – Fish Fingers and Custard Creams


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It’s the second week of new Doctor Who and one Jodie Whittaker and her Time Friends are wandering an alien planet, fighting killer bedsheets and practicing Venusian aikido, and the news has not let up one jot. New TARDIS, new title sequence, new appearances, the Dreaded Stats return to menace Warren and delight Steven and Chris and a surfeit of tat, videos, Big Finish and more!
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Episode 2, “The Ghost Monument”
Ben Pickles talks about the new title sequence
Episode 3 & 4 details released
Rosa will go out on BBC One at 6:55pm Oct 21
Featurette on the new TARDIS
The Woman Who Fell to Earth BBC One overnight viewing figures
BBC America viewing figures for The Woman Who Fell to Earth
New York Comic Con Doctor Who panel
Chibnall and Strevens interviewed by TV Insider
Jodie Whittaker Q&A with SPACE
Jodie Whittaker on The Social
Jodie Whittaker Reddit AMA
Doctor Who streetwear collection at Selfridges
Honest Trailers takes on nuWho
Honest Trailers takes on Classic Who
Big Finish Tenth Doctor volume 3 announced
River Song series 6 & 7 announced
Big Finish Short Trips to continue through 2020
DWAS unveiled the William Hartnell blue plaque
Bernard Cribbins autobiography released
Tony Curran announced for Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #656 – No Sir, All Thirteen


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The long, long wait is finally over as Doctor Who returns to our screens all new but somehow every bit as Who-ish as ever. What did your esteemed hosts think of “The Woman Who Fell To Earth?”, not to mention Jodie Whittaker, said earth-falling woman and the new Doctor Who? Listen to both their thoughts and news of all the hype and glory leading up to Series 11 starting…now!
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Episode 1 “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”
Series 11 Coming Soon
Episode 1 Behind The Scenes
Stuart Manning poster for The Woman Who Fell to Earth
“The Ghost Monument” airs at 655pm on October 14 on BBC One
BBC America had a Doctor Who pre-party and after-party
BBC America Panel from New York City Comic-Con
Lynne & Erika from Verity! appeared on the preshow
Jodie Whittaker on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall on Build Series panel
Jodie Whittaker talks about the genesis of her costume
Her Universe Doctor Who collection now available at Hot Topic
Jodie Whittaker on the Radio Times cover
Jodie Whittaker surprises Sheffield schoolchildren
Gallifrey One early autumn update
Doctor Puppet Episode 8 – the final episode?
Doctor Puppet complete score available
Doctor Who Limited Edition Thirteenth Doctor Barbie unveiled
Big Finish celebrates the 13th Doctor
Doctor Who Infinity announces episode 4 and episode 5
Missy being added to Doctor Who Legacy
Phil Morris announces non-Doctor Who missing episode find on The One Show
Titan Comics Humble Bundle