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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

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The Mark of the Rani

Radio Free Skaro #679 – A Field In Wales


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It’s a Radio Free Skaro episode to lose sleep over, quite literally this week, as Steven and Chris tackle the news of the week as well as daylight saving time while Warren, absent for various reasons, sits content in his time eddy, away from proceedings. The main event this week, though, is an interview recorded at Gallifrey One this past February with noted director Ben Wheatley, who helmed “Deep Breath” and “Into The Dalek” to usher in the Peter Capaldi era!
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Doctor Who VR game at the Tribeca Film Festival
Macra Terror art, BFI screening March 16
Catherine Tate to appear at Calgary Expo
The Second Doctor to meet The Master in Big Finish
Radiophonic Workshop to perform at Apollo 50 event on July 20
UK kids to learn about Doctor Who theme
Chicago TARDIS announces three Class actors
Moris Farhi died

Interview:

Ben Wheatley

Radio Free Skaro #672 – Jenny and the Bets


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With Gallifrey One Month almost upon us, there’s only one more chance for STATS! to make Warren’s life a living hell, and the other Two Who Rule jumped at the chance like the animals they are, but also found the kindness to share with you, dear listener, news of Big Finish, Series 12 filming in South Africa, and one David Tennant starting his own podcast of chinwagging with his actor friends. Plus we have the last of our Chicago TARDIS interviews, with none other than Catrin Stewart!
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Gallifrey One schedule now online 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
Walter Koenig and Ben Wheatley announced for Gally
Series 11 stats highs and lows
Series 12 filming in South Africa
Delta and the Bannermen wrap party video
Saward Dalek books due in hardcover in 2019 and paperback, with Target notations, in 2020
Tom Baker on Graham Norton’s radio show, talking about Scratchman
David Tennant launches a podcast
Big Finish Gallifrey: Time War 2 due in March
Big Finish adapting Doctor Who Weekly comics, volume 1 due in March
Things to do while waiting for Series 12, including listening to Radio Free Skaro

Interview:

Catrin Stewart
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #671 – Road to Nowhere


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The last (sniff) stats update for the season, Gallifrey One news, Dalek novelizations, and Dalek vinyl releases are all in the mix in this week’s news, but the meat of the matter is an interview with director Wayne Yip, who ushered New Year’s special “Resolution” onto our screens! Join Mr. Yip as he discusses stunt driving pod cars, remote control Daleks, the logistics of directing, and more!
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Resolution final BBC One viewing figures, AI 80
Catherine Tate and John Barrowman announced for Gallifrey One
Gallifrey One guest & Babylon 5 update
Resurrection of the Daleks to be novelized
Revelation of the Daleks to be novelized
Daleks’ Master Plan on vinyl
Big Finish releases more info about the upcoming Missy set
BritBox breaks 500,000 subscribers
Tom Baker says… You Really Got Me

Interview:

Wayne Yip

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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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
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 #667 – Chain Reaction


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With mere days to go before the Doctor Who New Year’s Day special, “Resolution”, the Three Who Rule (and their LEGO Fluid Links doppelgängers) are getting antsy, but at least there’s plenty of news to delve into, including Gallifrey One updates, more stats, additional Christmas content from both the BBC and Doctor Puppet, and most excitingly, an interview from Chicago TARDIS with director extraordinaire of both Classic and Modern Who, Graeme Harper! Listen and be filled with pace and energy!
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Gallifrey One mid-December update
Resolution to air on SPACE, New Year’s Day at 8PM EST
The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos final BBC One viewing figures
Series 11 averaged 7.96M BBC One viewers
Rosa tops Series 11 Radio Times poll
Doctor Who Christmas short
The Story of Rose, from The Women Who Lived
Doctor Puppet “The Planet that Came for Christmas” commentary
Captain John returns in Big Finish
Doctor Who Free Comic Book Day 2019 cover
Official 13th Doctor cosplay trench coat
Official Thirteenth Doctor fairisle cardigan
Bill Sellars died

Interview:

Graeme Harper
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #666 – Woe To You, Oh Earth and Sea


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With no new Doctor Who until New Year’s Day in the form of “Resolution”, how will the Three Who Rule cope with their withdrawal pangs? Why, by celebrating the arrival of the Number of the Beast, Episode 666, with a commentary for the Series 2 episodes “The Impossible Planet” and “The Satan Pit”, two of the most devil-centric episodes ever! (And also two of the best Doctor Who episodes ever!) Yes, we’re aware of the Daemons pedants, move along. Plus we have Series 11 Blu-Ray news, Series 11 soundtrack info, some tat discussion, and possibly even scarier than ol’ Scratchman himself, stats!
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Doctor Who Magazine #533
New Resolution promotional images
Series 11 Blu-ray due January 14 in the UK; “Resolution” due February 18
Series 11 Blu-ray due January 29 in US/Canada
Series 11 soundtrack due January 11
Thirteenth Doctor’s theme music video
“The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” BBC One overnight viewing figures
“It Takes You Away” BBC One final viewing figures
BBC America Series 11 ratings
Doctor Who 3rd most tweeted BBC show in 2018
Doctor Who, Mandip Gill win Fictitious Awards
The Story of Susan, from The Women Who Lived
River Song meets Susan in upcoming Big Finish release

Commentary:

“The Impossible Planet”
“The Satan Pit”

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

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