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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…
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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 #581 – Is There A Doctor In The House?


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It’s time for Steven, Warren and noted Nerdist Kyle Anderson to assess the timbre of “Knock Knock,” the Mike Bartlett penned ode to lumber-based horror and insectile consumption. Did the Two Who Rule and Kyle consider this story a mighty oak or a mere sapling in the forest of Series 10? Plus news of a new series of Torchwood via Big Finish starring (Lumber)Jack Harkness and the rest of the gang plus new recruits, and a thrilling dive into the prehistory of computer games. No trees were harmed in the production of this podcast.
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Episode 4 – “Knock Knock”
“Knock Knock” overnights – 4.32 Million, 24.9% share
Doctor Who: The Fan Show with David Suchet and Mike Bartlett
Stay at the house used for exteriors for “Knock Knock”
Kyle Anderson’s “Knock Knock” review on Nerdist
Smile final BBC One viewing figures 5.98 Million, 23rd for the week
“Thin Ice” AI: 84
Episode 6 – “Extremis” – synopsis
“Knock Knock” and its tie to the past
UK DVD/Blu-Ray Series 10 releases: Part 1, May 29; Part 2, July 17
New Big Finish companion for Fourth Doctor
Torchwood so-called Series 5 will be in Big Finish
Doctor Who Skype Bot
Doctor Who Nerd Block figures
New K-9 design revealed, and movie announced

Radio Free Skaro #578 – A Star in Her Eye


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The time has finally arrived, with new Doctor Who gracing our screens and Bill, a new companion, capturing our hearts. Puddles, Movellans and so much more danced across our eyeballs this past Saturday in “The Pilot”, and the Three Who Rule have thoughts and bon mots to share about the return of Who and the stories still to come! But like all Moffat-era Who, there are twists and turns still to come, like the fact that Capaldi says he’s filmed the regeneration before the Christmas episode was lensed. Mystery and intrigue!
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The Pilot!
The Pilot BBC One overnights!
Steven Moffat’s Series 10 episode guide!
Capaldi says he’s filmed his character’s death scene!
Thin Ice synopsis!
Big Finish’s The Helm of Awe!
The Pescatons and Doctor Who Sound Effects vinyl re-release!

Radio Free Skaro #573 – Stevie Nicks


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No sooner did we joke about Mondasian Cybermen in Series 10 than they magically appear in a publicity shot with one Peter Capaldi! While we’d like to claim prophetic wisdom in this matter, we had no inside knowledge and this was likely a “going out in style” wish from one Mr. Capaldi, and we are all the better for it. P-Cap will also be gracing the small, inconsequential town of Calgary, AB for Calgary Expo at the end of April, to the delight of bouffant enthusiasts across the Canadian prairies! And in other good news, we have two interviews to round out our Gallifrey coverage, one with the voice of the Daleks, Cybermen (plus many others) and Big Finish man about town Nicholas Briggs, and the other with writer, director, actor and Dalek operator Nicholas Pegg! Do we have the right? Of course we do!
Links:

Peter Capaldi at Calgary Expo!
Series 10 trailer “A Time for Heroes”
Mondasian Cybermen and Rachel Talalay are back in Series 10!
Class episode 1 as part of the Series 10 Premiere cinema experience!
Big Finish Humble Bundle!
Spare Parts on vinyl!

Interviews:

Nicholas Pegg!
Nicholas Briggs!
Gallifrey One!

Radio Free Skaro #572 – Comic Sans


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As the weeks tick slowly down to new Doctor Who, we have a short teaser to discuss, with sparks and Capaldi hair and Nardole and Bill! Gallifrey One 2018 tickets go on sale soon, so get your purchasing fingers limbered! The Series 10 premiere will hit theatres in April, and we salute John Hurt’s last turn as the War Doctor in the Big Finish production “Casualties of War”! Finally, we have two interviews from Gallifrey One for you, with novelist, comic book scribe and Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell, as well as Titan Comics brand manager Chris Thompson!
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Gallifrey One 2018 tickets go on sale April 8
Series 10 teaser
First five Series 10 episode titles revealed?
US cinemas will get the Series 10 premiere April 17 & 19
Trailer for Big Finish “Casualties of War”, John Hurt’s last performance as the War Doctor
Disney Time Tom Baker links from 1975
Missing Who event May 27, ft. Deborah Watling, Peter Purves, Sue Malden, Philip Morris, Graham Strong
Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later

Interviews:

Chris Thompson
Paul Cornell

Radio Free Skaro #567 – The Clock Strikes Twelve


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Capaldexit! Yes, the Three Who Rule were sideswiped (as was everyone else) by Peter Capaldi’s surprise announcement that he was leaving the role of The Doctor, and after admonishing the UK press for baseless speculation, the RFS crew engaged in frankly hypocritical predictions of their own. That plus stats, Series Ten news and a 70 minute(!) Miniscope about writer/director Terence Dudley round out this episode! Enjoy!
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Peter Capaldi leaving after Series 10.
Peter Capaldi’s tenure.
Ben Whishaw is the bookie’s favourite for the next Doctor!
Series 10 starts April 15 on BBC One!
Series 11 may start Autumn 2018!
Series 10 starts April 15 on BBC America!
Class premieres April 15 on BBC America!
Series 10 writer list!
Mark Gatiss brings back the Ice Warriors!
Gareth David-Lloyd announced for Gally!
Naoko Mori announed for Gally!
Gallifrey One Schedule!
Class eps 7 & 8 BBC One viewing figures!
Class eps 3 & 4 BBC One final viewing figures!
Big Finish wins BBC Drama award!
Doctor Puppet War Doctor puppet!

Miniscope:

Terence Dudley!
Meglos!
Four to Doomsday!
Black Orchid!
The King’s Demons!
K-9 and Company: A Girl’s Best Friend!
K-9 and Company fan titles!

Radio Free Skaro #561 – Lucy & Grant: Dawn of Justice


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Superheroics! Derring-do! Balderdash, mumblesuch and in the middle of it all stands one man, Doctor Mysterio! Yes, after a year of waiting for new Who, the Three Who Rule ruminate over this year’s Xmas special, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” featuring P.Cap, N.ardole and comic book shenanigans in NYC! And as if that wsn’t enough, there is extensive post-game bleating about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at the end of the show, featuring spoilers aplenty! So be it, Jedi!
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The Return of Doctor Mysterio review!
Series 10 Coming Soon Trailer
Mysterio BBC One Viewing Figures
Mysterio DVD/Blu-Ray details
More Fantom alternate commentaries
New Fourth Doctor series announced by Big Finish
New Comic about The Ghost, written by George Mann
Free Comic Book Day details
The Doctor Puppet’s fifth Christmas episode

Radio Free Skaro #559 – Here’s One We Made Earlier


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rfs559It’s beginning to look a lot like Mysterio, as the Xmas Special Hype Machine revs up its engines and heads straight for our hearts while we eagerly anticipate the first new Doctor Who gracing our eyeballs in close to a year. Superheroics dominate the news, but we also have an interview with Classic Who companions Peter Purves and Anneke Wills from Chicago TARDIS! And do keep listening to our daily Advent Fluid Links, which get more Christmas-y by the day!
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New trailer for “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”
“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” in Danish cinemas December 26 and 28
“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” on Region 1 Blu-ray and DVD on February 21
“The Power of the Daleks” Region 1 DVD artwork and extras
Big Finish announces Doctor Who main range releases for 2017
Peter Capaldi shooting script up for auction
Actor Johnny Dennis has died
Chicago TARDIS

Interviews:
Peter Purves
Anneke Wills

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!
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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 #554 – Kandles and Kompany

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 4 of Class occurs from 26:34-49:00.


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rfs554Class, er, classed up the joint this week, but the big news in Doctor Who was the return of “The Power of the Daleks”, the long lost and newly animated story released in the UK this week. Power will wander around the world later in the month and will also eventually be available in colour(!), if kicking puppies and hating life generally is your thing. All this and more of your questions on…Fluid Links!
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Class, Episode 4 “Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart”
Class has strong premiere on Space in Canada
“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” to be previewed on Children in Need on November 18
“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” in US cinemas December 27 and 29; tickets available November 18
“The Power of the Daleks” – where and when to watch around the world
50 years since Patrick Troughton
Stuart Manning designed the UK steelbook Power artwork
“The Power of the Daleks” previewed on Twitter
BBC Newsnight report on missing archive television
New Statesman article about missing episodes
November releases from Big Finish
Indiegogo for David J Howe’s Doctor Who merchandise museum
Andrew Skilleter Doctor Who art calendar

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