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!

Radio Free Skaro #517 – Quel Dommage


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rfs517It’s the post-Gally period, which means lots of pent-up news of middling interest, debates about terrible video games of yesteryear, silly spoofs and condescension towards Britain’s national treasures. But the treat of the week is a previously unaired interview with one Russell T. Davies from 2011, courtesy of writer and interviewer Jeffrey Berman. Jeffrey hosted a show seen locally in Los Angeles where he interviewed notable writers about their work and writing process. The first season aired in 2008, but while interviews were conducted in 2011 (including RTD) they have never been heard…until now! Enjoy!
Links:

Doctor Who…Popular On iPlayer!
Doctor Who…Popular Across The World!
BBC Three…Moves Online!
Sheridan Smith…Returns To Big Finish!
Suzie Costello…Returns To Torchwood!
Doctor Who…Comics Day!
Steven Appearing At…Edmonton Podcast Meetup!
TARDIS…Beat!
Target Book…Reissues!
Doctor Who Legacy…Husbands Of River Song Expansion!
Doctor Who Pinball…Funded!
Underwater Menace DVD…Delayed In North America!
Peter Capaldi…In The Shakespeare Walk!

Interview:

Russell T…Davies!
Jeffrey…Berman!

Radio Free Skaro: Gallifrey One Is Required – Opening Video

The opening video of the 2016 Radio Free Skaro live stage show at Gallifrey One: Station 27. Shot on location in London and Cardiff, featuring Steven Schapansky and Warren Frey with Christopher Burgess. Written by Steven Schapansky, edited by Warren Frey, and filmed by Simon Harries. Music by Murray Gold. No copyright infringement intended.

Radio Free Skaro #516 – Comparisons Are Odious


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rfs516Gallifrey One! Two-thirds of the way through the convention, the Three Who Rule talk about their experiences so far, reminisce about the live show from Friday, and reveal some of the details of the “Gallifrey One is Required” video that featured during that show (The movie will be on the podcast feed on Monday, so if you want to avoid any chatter about that, skip to the 11:00 mark!). Also, Steven talks to Christel Dee of The Doctor Who Fan Show and Kim and Sage from Head Over Feels about their experiences at Gallifrey One!
Links:

Gallifrey One website
Christel Dee of the Doctor Who Fan Show
Sage and Kim of Head Over Feels

Radio Free Skaro #515 – Gallifrey One Is Required


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rfs515It’s Gallifrey One time! And for the fifth straight year, Radio Free Skaro was proud as punch to open the convention with a live stage show! Revel in the tales of “The Five(ish) Doctors” with Peter Davison! Be enthralled with the writing process with Sarah Dollard and Jamie Mathieson! Hear the secrets of casting with casting director Andy Pryor! Listen as Julian Glover recounts tales of working with Steven Spielberg! And experience the quintessence of eccentricity that is Patricia Quinn! And stay check out the feed on Monday to see the special video that played before the live show!
Gallifrey One:

Gallifrey One website
New and Returning Attendees to Gallifrey One
Gallifrey One on Sched

Radio Free Skaro #514 – Station to Station 27


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rfs514Gallifrey One! Whether its your first time at the world’s biggest and best fan-run Doctor Who convention, or you’re an old hand at ribbons, Lobbycon, and the occasional panel, there’s something for everyone from February 12-14 at the LAX Marriott in Los Angeles. We’ll be kicking off the con with our annual live show on Friday, but we also did our level best this episode to give advice and recommendations so that you’ll have a fun time amongst your fellow Whovians. We’re not perfect, so be sure to check gallifreyone.com for all the info you’ll need!
Show notes:

Steven Moffat receives his OBE
An Audience With Christopher Eccleston on April 17
Amazon-exclusive Series 9 steelbook bluray release, artwork by Alice X Zhang

Gallifrey One:

Gallifrey One website
New and Returning Attendees to Gallifrey One
Gallifrey One on Sched

Radio Free Skaro #513 – A Day In The Life Of Big Finish


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rfs513Is it true? Is Doctor Who leaving Netflix and Hulu in the US? It certainly appears that way, and the Three Who Rule range from perturbed to sanguine at this development, tempered with speculation on a possible BBC streaming service. Plus there’s news of dolls, coloring books, poorly considered song choices by future showrunners, and a full length documentary by Steven from the heart of Big Finish’s HQ in deepest London. What mysteries do these auditory magicians hold in their secret lair! Listen…and learn!
Show notes:

Doctor Who leaving Netflix and Hulu in the US
From September, BBC planning a US streaming site
Gallifrey One guest updates
Chris Chibnall’s Doctor Who theme song from 1985
Exclusive “Spearhead From Space” steelbook
Talking Tom Baker plush toy
A second Doctor Who colouring book coming April 7

Documentary:

Big Finish: Vampire of the Mind

Radio Free Skaro #512 – The New World Order


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rfs512The Doctor Who world was rocked this week by the news that Steven Moffat will be stepping down as showrunner, to be replaced by Chris Chibnall, showrunner of Broadchurch and writer of Torchwood, Life on Mars and yes, Doctor Who fame. What did the Three Who Rule think of this seismic shift, not to mention the fact that there won’t be any new Who until Christmas of this year? More to the point, what are their views on digitizing Doctor Who pinball? Never let it be said we don’t focus on the important issues here at RFS. Just in case baseless speculation isn’t your thing, we also have an interview with Katy Manning, recorded at LI Who and presented here for your listening pleasure.
Show notes:

Moffat Out…Chibnall In!
Full 2016 Series?…Nope!
Chris Chibnall…Bio!
Radio Free Skaro…Is Required!
Gallifrey One…Program Preview!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Gallifrey One…More Guest Updates!
Billie Piper & Noel Clarke…At Calgary Expo!
Doctor Who Pinball…Kickstarter!
BBC Books…Upcoming Releases!
Long Island…Doctor Who!

Interview:

Katy…Manning!

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