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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!
Links:

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.
Links:

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

Radio Free Skaro #580 – Fish Food Frolics


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It’s 1814, and Regency London is cold, racist, and beset by a big fish under the the Thames…but the Doctor and Bill are on the case! As are Steven, Warren and Nerdist’s own Kyle Anderson (for the second week running) with their take on Sarah Dollard’s sophomore Doctor Who effort “Thin Ice,” as well as a detailed examination of stats, new Mr. Men books, free Comic Book Day, and rampant dismissal of frenzied speculation on the occupant of The Vault!
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Doctor Who S10E03 “Thin Ice”
“Thin Ice” overnight viewing figures
“Smile” AI – 83
“The Pilot” final viewing figures: 6.68m, 10th for the week
Den of Geek interviews Ep 1 and 2 director Lawrence Gough
S10E05 “Oxygen” synopsis
Class ratings on BBC America
Class DVD/BR details
Mark Gatiss “wasn’t approached” to be new showrunner
Steven Moffat to appear at the Hay Festival (May 25-June 4)
Michelle Gomez narrates “Dr. Twelfth”
New Doctor Who/Mr. Men books coming for Two, Seven, Eight, and Nine
Four Doctors crossover in Titan Comics starting in September
Peter Capaldi at Calgary Expo

Radio Free Skaro #579 – The Crooked Smile


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A rare occurence on this week’s Radio Free Skaro in that two thirds of the regular Three Who Rule are absent. So we present to you Two other Rulers! Erika from Verity! and Kyle from Doctor Who: The Writer’s Room join Steven (Chris and Warren are off somewhere making tea) to review the second episode of this most recent series of Doctor Who. Will they be smiling or in their appreciation of it? Or will they merely be gritting their teeth and pretending as to not get murdered by cute robots? Isn’t that everyday anyway?
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Doctor Who S10E02 “Smile”
“Smile” – overnight viewing figures
Memorial University prof inspires robots on new episode of Doctor Who
“The Pilot” AI – 83
“Knock Knock” synopsis
Knock Knock to get a binaural audio edition on iPlayer for headphone users
David Bradley back as the First Doctor in the Christmas special?
David Bradley is cagey about the Christmas Special
Class North American DVD/BR release July 11
Oxford English Dictionary adding some DW words: Sonic Screwdriver, TARDIS, Dalek, Cyberman
Radiophonic Workshop concert and Q&A at the Science Museum June 16, £25
BBC Studios in Wales gets new head of drama

Radio Free Skaro Special: Classic Doctor Who Comes To BritBox!

 

 

 

 

Good news! At long last, nearly the entire run of classic Doctor Who is now on BritBox! Britbox is a streaming service in the US co-operated by the BBC and ITV, and offers a large selection of classic British TV series.

Our friend Kyle Anderson has the scoop over on Nerdist.com, but Kyle was kind enough to chat with our very own Steven, as well. Listen below!

 

Radio Free Skaro #572 – Comic Sans


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As the weeks tick slowly down to new Doctor Who, we have a short teaser to discuss, with sparks and Capaldi hair and Nardole and Bill! Gallifrey One 2018 tickets go on sale soon, so get your purchasing fingers limbered! The Series 10 premiere will hit theatres in April, and we salute John Hurt’s last turn as the War Doctor in the Big Finish production “Casualties of War”! Finally, we have two interviews from Gallifrey One for you, with novelist, comic book scribe and Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell, as well as Titan Comics brand manager Chris Thompson!
Links:

Gallifrey One 2018 tickets go on sale April 8
Series 10 teaser
First five Series 10 episode titles revealed?
US cinemas will get the Series 10 premiere April 17 & 19
Trailer for Big Finish “Casualties of War”, John Hurt’s last performance as the War Doctor
Disney Time Tom Baker links from 1975
Missing Who event May 27, ft. Deborah Watling, Peter Purves, Sue Malden, Philip Morris, Graham Strong
Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later

Interviews:

Chris Thompson
Paul Cornell

Radio Free Skaro #570 – Happiness Will Prevail


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In our second of two episodes this weekend from Gallifrey One, the Three Who Rule run down all the fascinating sights and sounds they’ve seen this weekend at Gallifrey One, give the inside scoop on what happened to a couple of missing guests from their live show on Friday, and speculate some more about Peter Capaldi’s departure and Chris Chibnall’s arrival! Also, an interview with musician Dominic Glynn, and a missing episodes update from the Restoration Team’s Steve Roberts!
Links:

Chris Chibnall almost convinced Peter Capaldi to stay
Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later

Radio Free Skaro #569 – Radio Free Skaro: Victorian Gothic Folly

Hooray for Gallifrey! The Three Who Rule are back for their ninth(!) trip to Gallifrey One, the real happiest place on Earth, and for the sixth(!!) year running, it has been their honour to help launch the convention in style with their very own live show. This year, Paul McGann, Philip Hinchcliffe, Roger Murray-Leach, Rachael Stott, and Nick Abadzis were the guests, and a grand time was had by all. Listen in and enjoy!


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Guests:

Paul McGann
Philip Hinchcliffe
Roger Murray-Leach
Nick Abadzis
Rachael Stott

Links:
Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later

Radio Free Skaro #568 – The Shining World of the Seven Systems


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Our favorite weekend of the year is here in less than a week, the Whovian celebration known as Gallifrey One! We’ll be there doing our live show at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the main hall with our live show, “Radio Free Skaro: Victorian Gothic Folly,” but in the meantime get comfortable as we break down what we’re looking forward to seeing and doing at the LAX Marriott, and stay tuned next week for shows from the con!
Links:

Missy promo for Series 10
Doctor Who Magazine #509 confirms Series 10 writers and directors
Class Ep 5 and 6 final ratings on BBC One
BFI hosting a panel discussion for Series 10 on April 9
Delia Derbyshire 80th birthday electronic music heritage project
“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” DVD extras
“The Power of the Daleks” DVD extras
Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later

Radio Free Skaro – Win A Copy of “Whographica”

Hooray for giveaways! Simon Guerrier, Steve O’Brien, and Ben Morris appear on Radio Free Skaro #565 to talk about their fabulous book of Doctor Who infographics, “Whographica”. And now you can win a copy for yourself!

Just leave a comment on this blog post to enter. If you’re a Patreon supporter of Radio Free Skaro, you’re already entered! We’ll announce the winner on January 29 on Radio Free Skaro #566, and on this blog post shortly after.

Good luck!

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