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Radio Free Skaro #681 – The Tree Won’t Harm You


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With Brexit, the Mueller Report and many other swirls of uncertainty in our current climate, isn’t it nice to know that we can take you back to a more peaceful time, when all you had to worry about was predatory trees, crazed mine workers and a couple of renegade Time Lords? That’s right, we’re doing our first Classic Series Commentary of the year with “The Mark of the Rani!” Plus we have news from the Black Archive, Big Finish, and a chance for you (if you live in the UK) to work on Doctor Who!
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BBC receives student-made “Mission to the Unknown”
Watch a clip of the animated “The Macra Terror”
Future Black Archive book for “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos”
Katarina returning to Doctor Who via Big Finish
Big Finish adjusting overseas pricing structure
Doctor Who training opportunity

Commentary:

The Mark of the Rani

Radio Free Skaro #673 – The Way We Were


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The most wonderful time of the year for the Three Who Rule is upon us as the 30th edition of Gallifrey One is right around the corner. Before we look ahead to this year’s event next week with our annual Gallifrey One preview show, join us as we take a look back at the previous ten years of the convention and our experiences with it, and how the greatest Doctor Who convention on Earth has helped make this podcast what it is today.
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Gallifrey One
Gallifrey One 2019 schedule via Sched
Radio Free Skaro will open Gally with “VidFIRE and Fury”, with guests Colin Baker, Pearl Mackie, Steve Roberts, Mark Ayres, Paul Vanezis and Richard Molesworth
Radio Free Skaro Gally meetup, Friday at Noon, Program C
Tony Curran announced for Gally
Doctor Who 4th most popular programme on iPlayer
Infinite Quest/Dreamland Blu-Ray
Jodie Whittaker will be on Episode 3 of David Tennant’s podcast, due February 11
Clive Swift died

Radio Free Skaro #670 – Curran Account


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Have you ever wanted to see block transfer computation on the big screen? Your time has come as “Logopolis” hits theatres this March in the US and the BFI in February in advance of the release of the Doctor Who Season 18 box set! And as if that isn’t enough deep dive craziness, Big Finish is going to fill your summer with stories of the War Master and the Eighth Doctor politely nodding at each other and perhaps battling for the fate of the universe. Plus tales of tat, accolades and awards, and an interview from Chicago TARDIS with Vincent Van Gogh himself, actor Tony Curran!
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Resolution almost final BBC One viewing figures
Doctor Who topped the Rotten Tomatoes Best Reviewed Sci Fi/Fantasy 2018 category
Jodie Whittaker and Doctor Who nominated for National Television Awards
Series 11 Soundtrack came out January 11
Catherine Tate and John Barrowman announced for Gallifrey One
Gallifrey One exclusive Titan Comics covers
Shaun Dooley shot the Whittaker in silhouette promo photo
The BBC published The Woman Who Fell To Earth and other scripts
Logopolis BFI screening February 17
Logopolis US cinema screenings March 13
Big Finish to release Eighth Doctor and War Master set, due July 2019
Scratchman also due in audio book, read by Tom Baker
Interview with Christel Dee and Simon Guerrier about The Women Who Lived
Her Universe Thirteenth Doctor cross body bag
W Morgan Sheppard died

Interview:

Tony Curran
Chicago TARDIS

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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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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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 #659 – The Web of Fear


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The Doctor and her fam…errr, TARDIS Team land back in Sheffield and smack dab into spiders, ethically dubious American businessmen and RTD-level family drama in “Arachnids in the UK”, the latest instalment of the eleventh series of Doctor Who. Will the quintessentially Whovian juxtaposition of the domestic with the deeply weird engage the Three Who Rule, or will arachnophobia turn to eight-legged tedium? You won’t know until you listen! Also, stats. Harrumph.
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Episode 4 review, Arachnids in the UK
The Ghost Monument BBC One ratings
Rosa BBC One overnight viewing figures
MusicTech interview of Segun Akinola
New Yorker interview of Segun Akinola
BritBox adds new Dalek stories on Halloween
Big Finish Third Doctor series 5
River Song Big Finish Series 6 to feature Yeti and the Great Intelligence
Big Finish River Song Series 6 to feature Sontarans, Drashigs and Ogrons
Doctor Who Pez dispensers
Doctor Who escape game to be called Worlds Collide
Red Dwarf Series I-VIII Bluray due in January
The Radiophonic Workshop do the soundtrack to Possum
Derrick Sherwin died
Radio Free Skaro #420, featuring a Derrick Sherwin interview
Moffat says current Who risks looking cheap

Radio Free Skaro #658 – The Spirit of Rosa


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For a show about time travel, Doctor Who doesn’t really go deep on matters historical, preferring a quick tour and a laugh to really getting into events as they unfold. But that changed this week with “Rosa,” a look at how civil rights hero Rosa Parks herself changed the world, and how the Doctor and the Time Team deal with both alien threats and a very different (but also somewhat familiar) world to 2018. What did Steven, Warren, and Chris think of the episode? And will a very special addition to the stats report cause Warren to finally lose what’s left of his mind?
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Episode 3, “Rosa”
Episode 5 titled The Tsuranga Conundrum, episode 6 called Demons of the Punjab
Arachnids in the UK goes out on BBC One Oct 28 @ 7:00pm
The Ghost Monument overnight BBC viewing figures
The Woman Who Fell to Earth final BBC ratings and Appreciation Index
Segun Akinola Q&A
Kamelion returns via Big Finish
Big Finish Zygon Hunt released on vinyl
New Zealand Doctor Who silver coin

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 #654 – Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon


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With a mere two weeks to go before Series 11 of Doctor Who graces our screens, the news is arriving with increased ferocity, including a new trailer, articles in Doctor Who Magazine and the New York Times (!), cinema screenings, media appearances by one J. Whittaker, and more! But while you look forward to October 7, why not jump back through the decades to 1971 (and forward to Earth’s future) with our hair-obsessed commentary of episodes four to six of “Colony in Space!”
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Edmonton Expo
Episode 2 titled “The Ghost Moment”
Second Series 11 trailer
Series 11 teasers from Chibnall
Chris Chibnall interview for doctorwho.tv
New York Times article on Jodie Whittaker
Jodie Whittaker reads reaction tweets
Georgia Tennant tweets her support for Whittaker
Doctor Who Magazine 530 released
Series 11 title sequence and music may not appear until episode 2
DWAS Series 11 premiere party
Canadian Series 11 Premiere cinema screenings
American Series 11 Premiere cinema screenings
Jodie Whittaker’s BBC promotional appearances
Series 11 effects being done by DNeg
Missy gets her own Big Finish series
Earthshock BFI screening
Christopher Eccleston memoir due in 2019

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Colony in Space, Episodes 4-6

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

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