Category Archives: Episodes

Radio Free Skaro #527 – The One With Big Ron


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rfs527After a banner week of…well, a new companion announcement and accompanying short, which counts for a lot in this, The Year of No Doctor Who, we’re back to an absolutely desolate news list-ette with barely anything of consequence beyond an art show about Target Books. Which is admittedly pretty cool! And we’ve also put the Series 9 commentaries on the back burner, but only temporarily, because this week we have an interview with Peter Harness, writer of “The Zygon Invasion” and “The Zygon Inversion”, and all around classy fella to boot! Listen and learn (about Zygons)!
Links:

Andy Pryor on the casting of Pearl Mackie
Heaven Sent is a Hugo Award finalist
Weeping Angels 2-DVD set coming October 4

Interview:

Peter Harness

Radio Free Skaro #526 – The Twin Dilemma


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rfs526New Doctor Who! A whole two minutes of it, featuring just-announced new companion Pearl Mackie, AKA Bill, AKA AsBill (according to some Wags of Fandom.) We’ll dive into what the Three Who Rule think of the Doctor’s new best friend given the tiniest of morsels with which to analyze her origins and attitudes, as well as swim deeply into the fetid waters of stats, from whose rotten grip no-one escapes unscathed. Also comics, Target books, confusing DVD releases, and a commentary for “The Zygon Inversion” with The Doctor Who Fan Show’s Christel Dee!
Links:

Pearl Mackie…As Bill!
Friend…From The Future!
Pearl Mackie…Interview!
BBC Viewing Figures…For Series 9!
Outside Content…On BBC iPlayer!
The Target Book…Reissue!
Titan Comics…Summer Multi-Doctor Crossover!
North American…Upcoming Doctor Who DVD News!

Commentary:

The Zygon…Inversion!
Christel…Dee!

Radio Free Skaro #525 – The Parent Trap


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rfs525Gallifrey! Yes, the yearly ticket scramble and subsequent endorphin rush that is the Gallifrey One pass-purchasing passel of pugilism has once again come and gone, with nearly 3300 tickets sold. But that’s nearly a year away, and in present Earth time there is a Torchwood comic and, unfortunately, the death of Roj Blake himself, Gareth Thomas. And! We have a commentary for “The Zygon Invasion, with Uncanny Magazine editor and Verity podcaster Lynne M. Thomas!
Links:

Gallifrey One 2017…Sold Out!
Torchwood Returns…From Titan Comics!
Gareth Thomas…Died.

Commentary:

The Zygon…Invasion!
Lynne M…Thomas!

Radio Free Skaro #524 – The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe


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rfs524Warm up those #school related hashtags and get your fanfic pencils sharpened, because while this may be the Year Of No Doctor Who, there’s movement afoot with Patrick Ness’s Who spinoff, Class, which just announced its cast! And while not quite Doctor Who, it’s still exciting that Rachel Talalay has announced she’ll be directing an episode of Sherlock! Huzzah! Meanwhile, we’ve got a commentary on “The Woman Who Lived” with editor, writer and all around lovely person Amal El-Mohtar!
Links:

Class…Cast Announcement!
Patrick Ness…Profile!
Sherlock Returns January 1…With Rachel Talalay At The Helm!
Ianto Is Back…In Big Finish!
Target Reissues…Book Signing!
Restoration Team Website…Updated!
Gallifrey One…Tickets Go On Sale April 16!
Gallifrey One…Hotel Code Goes Live May 9
Whooverville…8!

Commentary:

The Woman…Who Lived!
Amal…El-Mohtar!

Radio Free Skaro #523 – Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon


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rfs523Japes, buffoonery and falsehoods dominate the news this week, with beloved entertainer and Deadite murderer Bruce Campbell claiming he’ll be the next Doctor..all in service of April Fool’s Day. What a card! And bless him for trying because there’s almost nothing else happening as the Year of No Who limps along. However, we at RFS are doing our part to fill the gap with our Series 9 commentaries, including this week’s look at “The Girl Who Died” with Alyssa from Whovian Feminism!
Links:

Bruce Campbell As The Doctor…April Fools!
Diana Gabaldon Writes For Doctor Who…April Fools!
Michelle Gomez…BAFTA-nominated!
Long Island Who…Guest Changes!

Commentary:

The Girl…Who Died!
Alyssa…Franke!

Radio Free Skaro #522 – Far Beyond The Stars


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rfs522Streaming! Guinness World Records! Novels! LEGO Dimensions! And treacly articles about Steven and Erika’s trans-national romance! There’s actual news this week, which is a minor miracle. But more importantly, our Series 9 commentaries continue as librarian, educator and all around good egg Joy Piedmont joins the Three Who Rule to discuss…”Before The Flood!” Enjoy!
Links:

Amazon Prime…Exclusively To Stream Doctor Who In America!
Amazon Prime Gets Series 9…In September!
North American…Series 1 Blu-Ray Release?
Doctor Who…Gets Another Guinness World Record!
Tenth Doctor And Donna…Novel!
Doctor Who Legacy…Update!
Steven Profiled…By The CBC!

Commentary:

Before…The Flood!
Joy…Piedmont!

Radio Free Skaro #521 – Near Beyond The Moon


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rfs521With literally no news whatsoever this week in the world of Doctor Who, our attention wanders to gatherings of the nerd tribes, specifically this weekend at (Re)generation Who in Maryland…and Peter Capaldi making an appearance at La Mole Comic Con in Mexico! Doctor Who (aka “Doctor Misterio” in Mexico) is so popular he was mobbed at the airport by adoring fans…as is only right and proper. And we continue our Series 9 commentaries with Alisa Stern of Doctor Puppet (known in Mexico as “Doctor Marioneta”) as we dive…Under The Lake!
Links:

(Re)Generation Who in Baltimore, March 18-20
Noel Clarke no longer at Calgary Expo
Peter Capaldi mobbed at airport in Mexico
CONsole Room in Minneapolis, June 3-5
Anglicon in Seattle, August 5-7
Whooverville 8 in Derby, September 3
Long Island Doctor Who in Hauppauge, NY, November 11-13
Chicago TARDIS in Lombard, IL, November 25-27
Gallifrey One in Los Angeles, February 17-19

Commentary:

Under The Lake
Alisa Stern from Doctor Puppet
Doctor Puppet Indiegogo Campaign

Radio Free Skaro #520 – All Norms Are Our Enemies


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rfs520Intrigue abounds this week as the BBC ask Capaldi to stay on past the Reign of Moffatt, Sir Peter (not actually a Sir) drops hints about a new companion, calls for more diversity AND draws his predecessors. What a guy! But wait, there’s also a commentary about The Witch’s Familiar, with Hockey Feels co-host and friend of the show Rachel Donner! Go Local Sports Team!
Links:

Peter Capaldi asked by the BBC to stay on for Series 11
Peter Capaldi hints at what the new companion will be like
Capaldi calls for more diversity in Doctor Who
Peter Capaldi on the Doctor Who Fan Show
UK BBC Shop no longer selling DVDs and Blu-rays after March
Target novelisations artwork exhibit at London’s Cartoon Museum
Genesis of the Daleks soundtrack being re-released on vinyl
Clara Oswald figure from Big Chief

Commentary:

The Witch’s Familiar
Rachel Donner

Radio Free Skaro #519 – The Creeds of Cowards


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rfs519Big Finish dominates the news this week, with old and new companions and Doctors flitting about throughout the audio spectrum like flitty things that flit. But the main event is our the start of our Series 9 commentaries, beginning with special guest Una McCormack as we tackle “The Magician’s Apprentice”!
Links:

Class…Filming In April!
Tennant/Tate…Big Finish Trailer!
River Song…Meets Classic Doctors In Big Finish!
Bernice Summerfield…Unbound!
Fourth Doctor Big Finish…Series Finale Details!
Doctor Puppet…Episode 7!
Doctor Puppet…Indiegogo Campaign!
Nicholas Briggs…Going To LI Who!

Commentary:

The Magician’s…Apprentice!
Una…McCormack!

Radio Free Skaro #518 – Abbot & Costello


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rfs518Streaming is the new stats! By which we mean there’s a lot of discussion this week of strange shifts in where and when one can watch Doctor Who, with Canadians having to turn to CraveTV (or the Space Channel), Americans confused as to if Doctor Who will be on Amazon Prime or not, and general chaos reigning supreme. So really, not like stats at all, which are rock-solid numbers indicating a result. But lo, we also have an interview with James Cooray Smith, the author of the Obverse Books Black Archive tome on the 1966 Doctor Who story, The Massacre, out very soon! Listen…and learn!
Links:

Doctor Who In Canada…On Crave!
Doctor Who In America…On Amazon Prime!
Or is it?
Gallifrey One 2017…Tickets On Sale April 16!
Peter Davison…At LI Who!
Peter Purves and Anneke Wills…At Chicago TARDIS!

Interview:

James…Cooray Smith!
The Black…Archive!

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