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Radio Free Skaro #667 – Chain Reaction


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With mere days to go before the Doctor Who New Year’s Day special, “Resolution”, the Three Who Rule (and their LEGO Fluid Links doppelgängers) are getting antsy, but at least there’s plenty of news to delve into, including Gallifrey One updates, more stats, additional Christmas content from both the BBC and Doctor Puppet, and most excitingly, an interview from Chicago TARDIS with director extraordinaire of both Classic and Modern Who, Graeme Harper! Listen and be filled with pace and energy!
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Gallifrey One mid-December update
Resolution to air on SPACE, New Year’s Day at 8PM EST
The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos final BBC One viewing figures
Series 11 averaged 7.96M BBC One viewers
Rosa tops Series 11 Radio Times poll
Doctor Who Christmas short
The Story of Rose, from The Women Who Lived
Doctor Puppet “The Planet that Came for Christmas” commentary
Captain John returns in Big Finish
Doctor Who Free Comic Book Day 2019 cover
Official 13th Doctor cosplay trench coat
Official Thirteenth Doctor fairisle cardigan
Bill Sellars died

Interview:

Graeme Harper
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #662 – Amazon Robots on the Moon


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The Doctor and her Time Pals sign up as temporary wage scoundrels at the titular “Kerblam!” (aka Space Amazon) and the Three Who Rule are here to tell you what they thought of this treatise on modern work, robots and bubble wrap along with news, stats, a special shift from Christmas to New Year’s Day and more! So fire up this podcast and get in line for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and whatever other arbitrary celebration of consumerism keeps annoying “teammates” from pestering you about productivity!
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Episode 7 review, Kerblam!
Episode 9 & 10 titles
Episode 11 to go out New Year’s Day
BBC America will also show episode 11 on New Year’s Day
Series 12 to air in 2019
Children in Need 2018 Doctor Who piece
Demons of the Punjab BBC One overnights
The Tsuranga Conundrum BBC One final viewing figures
BBC America Series 11 ratings
Jodie Whittaker turns on the Regent Street Christmas lights
New Cardiff Doctor Who experience coming?
Doctor Who Magazine 532 released
Christopher Eccleston speaks out about his “blacklisting”
Big Finish pairs The Fifth Doctor with Jenny
Doctor Who “Choose Your Future” journal due in December
Gallifrey One 2019 Discussion Panels

Radio Free Skaro #661 – The Undeadly Assassins


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On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice being signed, it seemed fitting on the day of Remembrance that the tone of this week’s Doctor Who struck a more sombre tone, and that’s exactly what we got in “Demons of the Punjab”, written by Vinay Patel. The Three Who Rule give their thoughts on the episode, as well as all the news of the week that was, including an expanded stats section!
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Episode 6 review, Demons of the Punjab
The Tsuranga Conundrum BBC One overnight viewing figures
Arachnids in the UK final BBC One viewing figures
BBC America Series 11 Ratings
Series 12 in preproduction
Gallifrey One 2019 guest update
Chicago TARDIS
Doctor Who supports Children in Need
Wheel in Space animation sample at Missing Believed Wiped
Big Finish brings back the Paternoster Gang
Bandai Namco canceling Doctor Who Battle of Time
Thirteenth Doctor 5.5″ action dollie
Doctor Who Christmas apparel

Radio Free Skaro #660 – Doctor of Hope and Lego


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We’re at the halfway point of Doctor Who’s new Time Team’s first series, and “The Tsuranga Conundrum” is the final of the initial Chibnall quartet of stories. Confused yet? Well, luckily the above unpronounceable quandary is a straight ahead adventure that the Three Who Rule are here to decipher for you, along with a summary of all the news, previews, and yes….stats. Staaaaaaatsss…
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Episode 5 review, The Tsuranga Conundrum
Episode 7 titled Kerblam!, episode 8 titled The Witchfinders
Arachnids in the UK BBC One overnight viewing figures
Rosa BBC One final viewing figures
New Big Finish Fourth Doctor companion
Big Finish The Eighth of March celebrates female Doctor Who characters
Big Finish Torchwood vs Doctor Who Monsters
Class soundtrack due December 7
Doctor Puppet merchandise
TV Years Volume 2

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 #655 – Her Majesty


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The countdown is on with one week to a new Doctor and a new era, and the media frenzy continues unabated with Jodie Whittaker playing an entirely non-canon Theremin on the Graham Norton Show, talking on BBC Radio6, giving us the first(ish) glimpse at her Doctor with a 53 second clip, and frankly a staggering amount of news that can’t possibly be summed up with these pithy remarks. We also have a quick visit from Paul Cornell to discuss his last-ever Doctor Who week available now in a new Titan Comics Humble Bundle, and last week’s Series 11 panel from Edmonton Expo, with Earp Chirpers and Whovians Erika Ensign and Annette Wierstra, Variant Edmonton comic book purveyor (and Doctor Whoocher) Danica LeBlanc…and Steven.
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Edmonton Expo
Series 11 will debut at 6:45pm BST on BBC One, simulcast on SPACE and BBC America
NYCC will include a simulcast viewing and Q&A afterward with Whittaker, Chibnall and Strevens
Only “The Woman Who Fell To Earth” will be simulcast
SPACE will also simulcast the premiere
SPACE free preview, and premiere will be on space.ca
Sheffield press launch for Series 11
Press launch photos
NYCC Doctor Who panel details
SPACE interview with new friends/companions
The Series 11 theme tune samples the original
Whittaker did her own stunts for episode 1
Clip from episode 1 shown on The Graham Norton Show
Whittaker on Shaun Keaveny’s Radio 6 show, starts after the two hour mark
Whittaker surprises fans
Big Finish “Cold Vengeance” on vinyl
Unofficial 1972 Doctor Who Annual due February 2019
BARB expanding recording of devices used to view content
Jenna Coleman at Chicago TARDIS
Titan Comics Humble Bundle
Paul Cornell’s final Doctor Who work is part of this Humble Bundle

Interview:

Paul Cornell

Edmonton Expo Panel:

Edmonton Expo
Steven Schapansky
Erika Ensign
Danica LeBlanc
Annette Wierstra

Radio Free Skaro #654 – Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon


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With a mere two weeks to go before Series 11 of Doctor Who graces our screens, the news is arriving with increased ferocity, including a new trailer, articles in Doctor Who Magazine and the New York Times (!), cinema screenings, media appearances by one J. Whittaker, and more! But while you look forward to October 7, why not jump back through the decades to 1971 (and forward to Earth’s future) with our hair-obsessed commentary of episodes four to six of “Colony in Space!”
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Edmonton Expo
Episode 2 titled “The Ghost Moment”
Second Series 11 trailer
Series 11 teasers from Chibnall
Chris Chibnall interview for doctorwho.tv
New York Times article on Jodie Whittaker
Jodie Whittaker reads reaction tweets
Georgia Tennant tweets her support for Whittaker
Doctor Who Magazine 530 released
Series 11 title sequence and music may not appear until episode 2
DWAS Series 11 premiere party
Canadian Series 11 Premiere cinema screenings
American Series 11 Premiere cinema screenings
Jodie Whittaker’s BBC promotional appearances
Series 11 effects being done by DNeg
Missy gets her own Big Finish series
Earthshock BFI screening
Christopher Eccleston memoir due in 2019

Commentary:

Colony in Space, Episodes 4-6

Radio Free Skaro #653 – Dent Captain Dent


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Beginnings and endings this week as the build-up to Series 11 continues with the official premiere in Sheffield on September 24 – and you could be there! (But not to actually see the screening). And we tip our toque to the Doctor Who Information Network, Canada’s longest running Doctor Who fan organization, closing its doors at the end of October. But the main event is a trip back to 1971 and the planet Uxarieus as we commentate overtop of the first three episodes of “Colony In Space”!
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Doctor Who Information Network ceasing operations October 31
Series 11 Premiere Red Carpet event contest
Season 19 Blu-Ray available for preorder in Canada
Shada available for US digital download
New K-9 series in the works

Commentary:

Colony in Space, Episodes 1-3

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