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Radio Free Skaro #548 – Absinthe and a Dead Bird


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rfs548The Three Who Rule are at conterminous space coordinates this week, and despite the ever-present danger of the Blinovich Limitation Effect (not to mention cooties, con crud, and wayward glitter), they were able to record this episode “live” at Edmonton Expo! Besides controversy embroiling Class’s premiere next month in the UK and Canada and next year (!) in the USA, they were also able to tackle some of your Fluid Links, all while surrounded by cosplayers, fans, furries, and the ever present smell of onions.
Links:

Class premieres October 22 on BBC Three; Peter Capaldi appears in Episode 1
Class premieres October 22 on Space
Class premieres Spring 2017 on BBC America
2016 Doctor Who Christmas special enters production
Writing Doctor Who with Steven Moffat from BBC Writers Room
BFI Power of the Daleks screening details
Silva Screen re-release of 1983 Radiophonic Workshop album
“Anoraks” Kickstarter
Andrew Smith Just Giving page
Radio Free Skaro at Edmonton Expo!

Radio Free Skaro #533 – The First Second of Eternity


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rfs533Let’s just take it as read that there was no news this week of any consequence and move right to the main event. Director Rachel Talalay joins Steven and Warren this week for a commentary on “Heaven Sent”, the penultimate episode of this series of Doctor Who and, let’s be honest, one of the best episodes of the show ever to be produced, old or new. And next week she’s back with Hell Bent with Steven and Chris! But why are you reading this? Listen and enjoy!
Links:

Mark Gatiss…Writing For Series 10!
Class…Also On BBC One!
Class…On SPACE!
The Daleks…Humanity’s Saviours!

Commentary (Starts at 12:00):

Heaven…Sent!
Rachel…Talalay!

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 #504 – A Bird In The Hand

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rfs504The penultimate episode of Series 9, “Heaven Sent” has arrived, and it’s a surreal, cerebral acting triumph for one Peter Capaldi, an expertly crafted bit of storytelling from showrunner Steven Moffat and director Rachel Talalay, and a dazzling artistic achievement from editor Will Oswald and musician Murray Gold. It’s also a lead in to….well, you’ll just have to listen to have us (ever so lightly) spoil the upcoming events past “Heaven Sent” and into “Hell Bent.” Plus stats, rumination on the future of television, allusions to the Prisoner, talk of Tom Baker’s cabbage fetish, and more!
Show notes:

Heaven…Sent!
Face the Raven…Appreciated!
Sleep No More…Final BBC Viewing Figure!
Face the Raven…Script!
2015 Christmas Special…Casting Announcement!
Big Finish…War Doctor Clip!
Anthony Read…Died.
BBC Three Moves Online…In February!
Chicago…TARDIS!

Radio Free Skaro #496 – The Underwater Menace

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rfs496Doctor Who dives beneath the waves for “Under the Lake,” a base under siege story with ghosts, flash cards and British Sign Language….but what did Steven, Warren and Chris think of the first part of this soggy saga? More to the point, what is their hot take on “Class,” the just announced Doctor Who spin-off to be produced next year by BBC Wales(possibly at the expense of Doctor Who)? And as if that wasn’t enough, we also have Steven interviewing Clara Oswald herself, Jenna Coleman, recorded live onstage at Edmonton Expo!
Show notes:

Under…The Lake!
Under The Lake…Index Cards!
SeeHear…Profiles Under The Lake
The Witch’s Familiar…Appreciated!
The Magician’s Apprentice…UK Ratings!
Class!
The Sonic Screwdriver…May Come Back!
LEGO Ideas…Doctor Who Set Coming Soon!
Christmas Specials…Home Video Artwork!
Christmas Specials Set…October 19 UK Release Date!
Series 9 Part 1…Home Video Artwork Updated!
Long Island Who…New Guests!
New York Comic Con…Doctor Who Panel!

Interview:

Jenna…Coleman!
Edmonton…Expo!

Doctor Who Confidential Axed

In news that is bound to bother some while others cheer, it was announced earlier today that BBC Three has dropped Doctor Who Confidential from its programme lineup.

The news first broke via The Guardian and was later confirmed by Confidential Producer Zoe Rushton.

Cancellation of Confidential was due to BBC Three budget cuts and, apparently, in order to focus on a “priority … to build on original British commissions, unique to the channel” according to a BBC Three spokesperson quoted in The Guardian’s article.

Confidential had been paired with Doctor Who since the very beginning of the show’s relaunch in 2005 and provided behind-the-scenes footage and interviews to give viewers a deeper insight into what went into making the show we all love so much.

The final edition of Confidential to be aired will be this weekend’s When Time Froze, after The Wedding of River Song goes out on BBC One as announced by the BBC. Meanwhile, fandom has initiated a campaign to save Confidential, via twitter, at @SaveDWC.