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Radio Free Skaro #583 – The Meddling Monks


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We’re at the midway point of Series 10 (sniff) so what better time for Steven Moffat to check in on the show he runs by penning another episode himself in the form of “Extremis”, a mind-bending escapade that took viewers from England to the Vatican and all points in between. Or did it…? Once again, the inestimable Kyle Anderson steps in as a replacement for one of the Three (in place of Warren this time) to join Chris and Steven on this review. What did they think? What of the Monks? And the occupant of the Vault? In this podcast we are revealed…
Links:

Episode 6 – “Extremis”
Moffat and Mulkern talk “Extremis”
“Extremis” BBC One overnight viewing figures
“Oxygen” overnight viewing figures
Oxygen Appreciation Index
Jamie Mathieson talks Gus and Oxygen
“Knock Knock” final BBC One viewing figures
“The Lie of the Land” synopsis
Michelle Gomez leaving Who along with Moffat & Capaldi
…or is she?
Michelle Gomez reddit AMA
Big Finish releasing second Tenth Doctor audio series
BBC shutting down TV episode downloading service
Radiophonic Workshop’s “Burials in Several Earths” released
Who poetry book written by James Goss and Illustrated by Russell T Davies due in September
Doctor Who Time Vortex 360 web-based game released
Eric Pringle reportedly died

Radio Free Skaro #571 – Silver Nitrate


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Post-Gally blues…or post-Gally buzz? The Three Who Rule were in high spirits this week, energized by a most wonderful gathering of the tribe in Los Angeles. This episode presents two interviews from Gallifrey One, first with TV consultant for the BFI, Dick Fiddy, and second with Red Dwarf and Doctor Who costume designer Howard Burden! Tally ho!
Links:

Class final BBC One viewing figures
Series 10 Parts 1 & 2 DVD and Blu-Ray
Pertwee Years interview collection
Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later

Interviews:

Dick Fiddy
Howard Burden

Radio Free Skaro #563 – Murder By Illusion


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And so we enter another fallow period as the Christmas special recedes into the dark recesses of 2016 but new Who has yet to arrive. What to do? How about diving deep into the history of Doctor Who with an interview with behind-the-scenes specialist and Twitter phenomenon @WhoSFX? Yes, you will listen to said interview! You will, or suffer the consequences!
Links:

Happy birthday William Hartnell!
Class debuts on BBC One tomorrow!
The Return of Doctor Mysterio final BBC One viewing figures!
Power of the Daleks in colour now at the BBC Store!

Interview:

WhoSFX

Radio Free Skaro #562 – And So We’re Told This Is The Golden Age


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Goodbye 2016, and hello new year! And what better way to ring in a new wander around the sun than stats? Well, practically anything, but that’s all we’ve got! All, that is, except for an interview with Big Finish impresario and voice of the Daleks Nick Briggs, recently conducted at LI Who by Warren! Enjoy, or you will be exterminated!
Links:

Gallifrey One guest update!
The Return of Doctor Mysterio sets BBC America record!
The Return of Doctor Mysterio Appreciation Index
Long Island Doctor Who

Interview:

Nicholas Briggs

Radio Free Skaro #558 – Class is Dismissed

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 8 of Class occurs from 22:10-34:15.


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rfs558Class has ended! And with the conclusion of Patrick Ness’s adventure in YA Doctor Who-ness, Warren and Steven (Chris has been felled by The Swarm this week) take a look at the finale and the series in total, as well as examining new Big Finish releases, Xmas special related news, and more! We also have an interview with author, playwright, writer of “Dalek”, and co-writer of the newly released Running Through Corridoers one Robert Shearman, from Chicago TARDIS! Listen, if you dare!
Links:

Class episode 8, “The Lost”
The Return of Doctor Mysterio BBC One Broadcast time!
BBC Christmas 2016 trailer.
Wayne Yip is directing Doctor Who series 10!
Daniel Nettheim directing Doctor Who series 10!
Heaven Sent/Hell Bent screening in Denver with Rachel Talalay
Denver screening in support of the ACLU
New Zealand cinema screening of The Return of Doctor Mysterio
December Big Finish releases.
Ninth Doctor figure from Big Chief now available.
Coventry road to be named after Delia Derbyshire.
Chicago TARDIS

Interviews:
Robert Shearman

Radio Free Skaro #544 – The Dog Days of August


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rfs544New York Comic Con happens in October, with a strong presence from both Doctor Who and Class. But what if you a) are impatient and b) live not on the eastern seaboard of the United States but the East Midlands in the UK? Well, if you can wait until September 3 you can attend Whooverville 8 in Derby, and we have convention organizer and all-around gentleman Steve Hatcher on this week to tell us a little more about this fan-centric celebration of all things Doctor Who. Plus news (such as it is), and the Doctor Who Magazine Series 9 readers poll results! Enjoy!
Links:

Doctor Who Series 10 wrapping production in March 2017
Doctor Who S9 most watched series on Amazon Prime; S10 added September 5
Class likely premiering in October
BBC sells music rights to BMG

Interview:
Steve Hatcher from Whooverville 8

Radio Free Skaro #541 – The Tholian Web


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rfs541It’s a bowl of mixed treats in the news list, from Peter Capaldi’s third anniversary to Class showrunner Patrick Ness being offered a chance to write for proper Doctor Who. Mysterious! Also Doctor Who Legacy, the TV Movie on Blu-Ray (sorta kinda), and a report from Warren who is attending Anglicon in Seattle. All this and the conclusion of our commentary for “The Web of Fear”! You will bow to the will of the Great Intelligence…or be destroyed! And make sure to tune in next week for our tenth anniversary special, where we reflect on anything other than ourselves! O Canada!
Links:

Patrick Ness…Turned Down Doctor Who!
Peter Capaldi…Announced Three Years Ago!
The Doctor Who Experience…Adds Another Console!
Doctor Who Magazine…On Location!
The TV Movie…On Blu-Ray!
Doctor Who Legacy…Bigger On The Inside!
Red Dwarf XI…Titles And Synopses!
Daisy Ridley…Works With Patrick Ness!
Steven on…Edmonton radio!

Commentary:

The Web of Fear…Episodes 4-6!

Radio Free Skaro #538 – Time Crimes


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rfs538The news drought continues, but that doesn’t stop us from coming up with spurious, quasi-Doctor Who related detective shows, Pigbin Josh Christmas adventures and quite possibly the worst analysis of the UK’s political climate since Donald Trump visited a golf course. All this and Fluid Links, chums! The mind reels!
Links:

Matt Strevens…Series 10 Exec Producer!
Bill Anderson…Directing Series 10!
Tom Baker…Joins Star Wars Rebels!
British Culture Secretary…Sacked!

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 #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

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