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Radio Free Skaro #669 – Nicholas of the Quancing Briggs


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Don’t think for one minute that a lack of Doctor Who is going to stop us from examining the viewing figures for “Resolution” in staggering (some would say pointless) detail, along with the surprising return of Doctor Who to Twitch, new Gallifrey One guests (including RFS favourites like directors Wayne Yip and Rachel Talalay), and most importantly an interview with the Man of A Thousand Voices (and of course the Daleks), Nicholas Briggs! Listen or be exterminated!
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Steven on Perfect Night In
Warren on Who and Company
Resolution BBC One overnight viewing figures
BBC America Resolution ratings
Classic Doctor Who back on Twitch
New, high quality off-air audio recordings found from Classic episodes
Early January Gallifrey One guest update
CONsole Room

Interview:

Nicholas Briggs
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #665 – The Revenge of Bandraginus V


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“The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” is upon us, and with it comes the end (almost) of Series 11, Jodie Whittaker’s first run as one Doctor Who, and the Time Fam’s dramatic arcs (such as there are) more or less..concluded? So what did the Three Who Rule think of this episode, the new series, Chris Chibnall’s efforts as Doctor Who showrunner and all other permutations thereof? Plus news of a quite Christmas-y nature, a title for the New Year’s Special, some Who-adjacent neatness and more!
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Episode 10 review, “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos”
Doctor Who “Resolution” Coming New Year’s Day
Doctor Who Series 12 to premiere in early 2020
Jodie Whittaker confirms return for Series 12
“It Takes You Away” overnight viewing figures
“The Witchfinders” final viewing figures
BBC America Series 11 ratings
Series 11 Soundtrack coming soon?
BBC America Doctor Who Yule log
“The Macra Terror” being animated for DVD release, coming March 2019
“The Macra Terror” teaser video
“The Secret Story of the BBC Christmas Tapes” airing December 23 on BBC4
River Song meets UNIT in the next Big Finish UNIT box set
Box of Delights soundtrack due January 4 in the UK
Doctor Who Worlds Collide ticket sale dates announced
Cybermen at launches for two Worlds Collide cities

Radio Free Skaro #664 – Off the Reyals


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The Time Team go to Backwards Land this week in the latest episode of Doctor Who, “It Takes You Away”, but is it an emotional roller coaster, a tribute to Norwegian amphibians, a confusing mess, or all of the above? Join the Three Who Rule as they leap through a portal into a world of bon mots, badinage and bafflegab! Plus stats (in Norwegian) and the return of the RFS Advent calendar, now with bonus Youtube and LEGO!
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Episode 9 review, “It Takes You Away”
Promo images, synopsis released for New Year’s Day special
“The Witchfinders” overnight viewing figures
“Kerblam!” final viewing figures
BBC America Series 11 ratings
BBC iPlayer had its highest ever usage in October
Jodie Whittaker to read a story for CBeebies
Series 18 Blu-ray announced; February 25 in UK, March 19 in North America
Series 18 Blu-ray release trailer
Rose Tyler: The Dimension Cannon due from BF & BBC Studios due September 2019

Radio Free Skaro #663 – Witchfinder Pursuivant


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It’s time to find some witches with the Three Who Rule as Doctor Who and the gang/team/fam navigate superstition, 17th century sexual politics and an extremely flirtatious King James in “The Witchfinders”! Plus stats, which sounds uncomfortably close to “Satan,” actual Satan with Tom Baker adapting his barking mad idea “Scratchman” into a novel, Big Finish scheduling their releases well into the End Times, and surely the greatest harbinger of the Apocalypse, a new 13th Doctor Funko Pop without a coat. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN!?! NO COAT!!
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Episode 8 review, “The Witchfinders”
Chicago TARDIS
Kerblam! BBC One overnight viewing figures
“Demons of the Punjab” BBC One final viewing figures
BBC America Series 11 ratings
Tom Baker novelizing Scratchman, book and audiobook due out January 24, 2019
Special edition Warriors’ Gate audio release
Big Finish announces three more Time War box sets
Seventh Doctor and Mags team up in Big Finish trilogy due out April 2019
Doctor Who opening titles supercut
BBC posts 10 hour loop of new Doctor Who opening theme
Video of William Hartnell blue plaque unveiling
Thirteenth Doctor without coat Funko Pop

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 #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

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 #652 – The Glass Ceiling


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It’s official! Doctor Who, starring one Jodie Whittaker as Dr. Who, will air on October 7 worldwide (well, the UK, USA, and Canada, so far, and October 8 in Australia), and we’re pleased as punch about it. To build up and celebrate the impending arrival of Thirteen, BBC America is doing a timey-wimey marathon, Australia is doing cinema screenings the next day, and Canada’s own Space is…showing the episode. Plus we have Edmonton Expo news, some gushing over the upcoming (circa 1981) Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Blu-ray, and an interview with man-about-town and TV Years editor Graham Kibble-White!
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“The Woman Who Fell To Earth” debuts October 7
Series 11 Teaser
Doctor Who Magazine will have spoiler-free previews of Series 11 Episodes 1 & 2
BBC America will simulcast the Series 11 premiere
BBC America “13 Days of Doctor Who” marathon
SPACE will debut Series 11 day & date
ABC debuts Series 11 October 8
Australia cinema screenings will be October 8
Edmonton Expo schedule available for Matt Smith and David Tennant panels
Doctor Who Infinity released for mobile devices
Doctor Thirteenth book debuts November 6
Mr Men 13 Doctors Collection due March 7, 2019
Heather Hartnell interview
Jacqueline Pearce died
Lovett Bickford died
Peter Benson died
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy remastered Blu-Ray and BFI screening

Interview:

Graham Kibble-White
TV Years

Radio Free Skaro #645 – New Best Friends


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It’s San Diego Comic-Con! There is an absurd amount of news from the world’s largest media convention this week, including a new and mysterious Doctor Who trailer, a panel featuring Jodie Whittaker, Mandop Gill, Tosin Cole, showrunner Chris Chibnall and executive producer Matt Strevens, new Series 11 artwork, Jodie wowing everyone with a surprise appearance at the Her Universe fashion show, a press conference or two and (takes breath) reports from on the ground at SDCC with the Nerdis’s Kyle Anderson and Doctor Who on the Couch’s Heather Berberet! Sit down and get yourself a snack because this is the annual SDCC edition of Radio Free Skaro and it’s going to be a whopper!
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Doctor Who on Twitch
San Diego Comic-Con International
Doctor Who SDCC Panel
Jodie Whittaker arrival video, new Pull To Open typeface
Jodie Whittaker announcement/reaction video
Series 11 SDCC Trailer
BBC America confirmed to be simulcasting Series 11 premiere
Series 11 won’t have two-parters, writer’s room style confirmed
Series 11 Christmas Special confirmed
Series 11 to have 50/50 gender split for directors and first People of Colour writers
New Sonic Screwdriver
Series 11 promo pics
Series 11 promo artwork
Series 11 character portraits
Jodie Whittaker at Her Universe fashion show
Doctor Who SDCC press conference
Entertainment Weekly Doctor Who facebook live interview
TVLine SDCC Doctor Who interview
Series 11 to have new monsters
Jodie Whittaker hopes Doctor Who will inspire young girls
Macra Terror and Wheel in Space animated?
TVNZ will broadcast Doctor Who in New Zealand, taking over from Prime
Jodie Whittaker on the Radio Times cover
Doctor Who Magazine will have subscriber-only collectible covers
John Barrowman and Mark Shepherd announced for Edmonton Expo

Correspondents:

Kyle Anderson
Heather Berberet

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