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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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Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
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 #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?
Links:

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 #416 – Random Access Memories

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rfs416Sadly, a trio of recent deaths in the Doctor Who world lead off this week’s episode, as we remember the contributions of writer/actor Glyn Jones, director Derek Martinus, and the Rani herself, Kate O’Mara. But with new Doctor Who still months away, trickles of information are beginning to emerge as to the shape of Series Eight, including returning writers (Gareth Roberts), new actors (Tom Riley) and…well, that’s about it. It’s only April! One thing you won’t have to wait for is the return of Fluid Links, where the Three Who Rule once again take your questions about the show and use their tiny mind-computers to formulate opinions. Next week, it’s another classic series commentary with “The Curse of Peladon”! Whee!
Show Notes:

Glyn Jones…1931-2014.
Derek Martinus…1931-2014.
Kate O’Mara…1939-2014.
Gareth Roberts…writing for Series 8!
Episode 6…filming now!
Tom Riley…guest stars!
BBC iPlayer…available of 30 days!
The War Doctor…figurine!
K-9…slippers!
Twelfth Doctor…T-shirts!
Monster Day Out at…the Doctor Who Experience!
Radio Free Skaro on…Blue Box Podcast!
Chris talks about “The Ark” on…TARDIS Tavern!

Radio Free Skaro #371 – Bless the Rains

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rfs371The Doctor Who rumour mill was in full blown chaos this week with Twelfth Doctor casting rumours giving way to tales of hoards of missing episodes being recovered. The Two Who Rule (Chris managed to escape the mongering of said rumours) neatly sidestepped harmless (or harmful) speculation by delving into talk of the future of the film industry and 3D TV and its relation to Doctor Who. But Chris returns (and Warren departs) to talk to Neil Perryman, dear friend and author who is writing the upcoming Adventures of the Wife in Space book, based on his hugely successful blog. Listen on!
Show Notes:

Warren’s playing…the Doctor Who Role Playing game!
BBC iPlayer figures…now official!
May…iPlayer Stats!
Sixth Doctor celebration…at the BFI!
Westercon…66!

Interview:

Neil Perryman…Adventures with the Wife in Space!

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Radio Free Skaro #262 – News Of The New World

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Two years since Torchwood was last seen on the TV and computer screens in the brilliant “Children of Earth”, the series returned this past weekend on Starz and SPACE (and, soon, BBC One) with the first installment of the ten-part epic “Miracle Day”. And what an assured debut it was, too, with plenty of action and intrigue to go around with some whimsical japes thrown in for good measure. In addition to this, we have the first of our Summer Classic Commentary series (an event so noteworthy that we’ve chosen to capitalize the name) as we watch and talk over the first three parts of the 1972 serial “The Sea Devils”. Radio Free Skaro: as much fun as one could have in a string vest.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
Torchwood…Miracle Day!
The BBC responds to…Torchwood complaints!
Torchwood: Miracle Day coming to Blu-ray…November 14!
Beth Willis…leaves Doctor Who!
Let’s Kill Hitler screening at…Edinburgh TV Festival!
Steven Moffat says…14 episodes in 2012!
Doctor Who dominates…June iPlayer figures!
Character Building Doctor Who…Dalek Factory set!
Character Building Doctor Who…Cybermen Station set!
BBC policy updating its…Twitter policy!

Commentary
The…Sea Devils!

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