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Radio Free Skaro #685 – Time and the Gatiss


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Erstwhile gentleman, writer, actor and lifelong Doctor Who fan Mark Gatiss is the star attraction in not only this week’s Miniscope but the next, such was his prodigious output in the Steven Moffat era. This week we look at “Cold War”, “The Crimson Horror”, and the Who-adjacent and magnificent “An Adventure In Space And Time”! Plus Gallifrey One ticket news, Season 10 Blu-ray adulation, and more!
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Gallifrey One 2020 tickets now on sale
Gally 2020 90% sold out, Hotel block on sale April 26
First look at The Runaway
Season 10 Blu-Ray set announced
Season 10 Blu-Ray trailer
Season 10 Blu-Ray set clean artwork
Series 4 Steelbook due in the UK May 27
RTD wouldn’t return to Doctor Who
Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition 52
Tosin Cole announced for Chicago TARDIS
The Doctor Who Society of Canada presents an escape room at Ottawa Comic-Con

Miniscope:

Mark Gatiss
Cold War
The Crimson Horror
An Adventure in Space and Time
First Mark Gatiss Miniscope, on Radio Free Skaro #323

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 #680 – The Planet That Slept


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A new set of shiny Blu-ray discs stuffed with Doctor Who content is on its way to store shelves in the form of the Season 18 box set, the third such season set from BBC Studios. So we decided to talk again to Russell Minton, executive producer of the whole range for BBC Studios, about the Season 18 set, and about the future of the range in general. There is also talk of special screenings for “Logopolis” (in the US) and “The Macra Terror” (in the UK) that occurred this past week, and Bradley Walsh posing for selfies with everyone during some public filming for Series 12 in Wales!
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S12 currently filming in Barry
Logopolis grossed $143K in US cinema screenings
BFI Macra Terror screening
Bookwyrm due March 18

Interview:

Russell Minton
Season 18 Blu-Ray

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 #653 – Dent Captain Dent


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Beginnings and endings this week as the build-up to Series 11 continues with the official premiere in Sheffield on September 24 – and you could be there! (But not to actually see the screening). And we tip our toque to the Doctor Who Information Network, Canada’s longest running Doctor Who fan organization, closing its doors at the end of October. But the main event is a trip back to 1971 and the planet Uxarieus as we commentate overtop of the first three episodes of “Colony In Space”!
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Doctor Who Information Network ceasing operations October 31
Series 11 Premiere Red Carpet event contest
Season 19 Blu-Ray available for preorder in Canada
Shada available for US digital download
New K-9 series in the works

Commentary:

Colony in Space, Episodes 1-3

Radio Free Skaro #638 – London 1965


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The topic of Doctor Who missing episodes has been dormant relatively recently, but a tangent in an interview with producer/director Paul Vanezis, who has aided in the recovery of other previously missing Doctor Who episodes, may raise the profile once again. (Listen to the interview with Steven starting at 30:36; JR Southall joins Steven later to discuss what Paul said). Elsewhere, Doctor Who on Twitch has been an unprecedented success, launching new memes and generating fresh enthusiasm amongst a whole new generation of Doctor Who fans!
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Doctor Who on twitch a hit!
London 1965 memes
Season 12 blu-ray revamped visual effects
Doctor Who Magazine 526 released
Big Finish returns to Class
Big Finish Infamy of the Zaross due on vinyl June 16
Doctor Who series 10 and Class coming to UK Netflix in June
TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual
Doctor Who jobs

Interview:

Paul Vanezis
JR Southall

Radio Free Skaro #636 – Intelligent Listening For Beginners


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Dollies! Yes, to the delight of Warren and probably no-one else, Character Options is set to release new plastic Who friends, most of which are variants of current models but also the first action dolly for Bill! Also, BBC Television Centre lives on in Google Street View form, and in exciting interview news, we have a chinwag with Andrew Smith, whose latest work for Big Finish is Hour of the Cybermen (1980s!), the First Doctor Volume 2 (1960s!) and Star Cops: Mother Earth (more 1980s!) Cue up your compu-cassettes and enjoy!
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UK Season 12 Blu-Ray delayed
The Enduring Magic of the Radiophonic Workshop
Google Street View scan of BBC TV Centre
Cushing TARDIS on the auction block
Character Third Doctor and TARDIS
Character Eleventh Doctor set
Character 1970s set
Character Twelfth Doctor set
Fairford Festival
Graham Strong died

Interview:

Andrew Smith
Big Finish Hour of the Cybermen
Big Finish First Doctor, Volume 2
Big Finish Star Cops Mother Earth, Part 1

Radio Free Skaro #627 – The Incredible Hulke


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It’s another pre-October week of hints and dribbles of Doctor Who news, including loose-lipped thespian Alan Cumming revealing he has a role in Series 11, audio and Target news, Tom Baker Blu-Ray excitement, and more. All mere preamble to the first part of our Malcolm Hulke Miniscope, featuring Nerdist scribbler and noted cineaste Kyle Anderson to help us look at “The Faceless Ones”, “The War Games”, “Doctor Who and the Silurians” and “The Ambassadors…of Death”!
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#WhoAgainstGuns
Alan Cumming in Series 11
Doctor Who audio recordings archived
Final covers for new Target books
Tom Baker Season 1 Blu-Ray
Series 3 Steelbook
Lady Christina returns in Big Finish
More WhoTalk Commentaries
Delia Derbyshire portrait at Coventry University
Ken Dodd died

Miniscope:

Malcolm Hulke
Kyle Anderson

Radio Free Skaro #626 – Pyramid of Goop


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A jam packed, bumper edition of Radio Free Skaro this week! Not only do we provide you with an update on the #WhoAgainstGuns initiative with Joy Piedmont and Graeme Burk, but we also bring you a full length commentary for the 1987 special effects-laden spectacular that is “Time and the Rani”, with special guest Jonathan Helm of WHO FX! There’s also a bevy of Doctor Who merchandise to tell you about, including the just announced Season 12 Blu-ray set!
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#WhoAgainstGuns
Rachel Talalay writes about the Women’s Gallifrey One panel
Season 12 Blu-Ray due June 11 in the UK
Season 12 Blu-Ray due June 26 in North America
New 6th Doctor Big Finish companion
Rose Target book audio CD
Chriswtmas Invasion Target book audio CD
Day of the Doctor Target book audio CD
Record Store Day City of Death vinyl release
Record Store Day Tomb of the Cybermen vinyl release
One Doctor, Two Hearts book
Tommy’s Top Ten charity book
Topps 2018 Doctor Who signature trading cards
Special Weapons Dalek by Robert Harrop Designs
The Radiophonic Workshop play The Royal Albert Hall
Matt Smith on Desert Island Discs

Commentary:

Time and the Rani
@who_fx / Jonathan Helm

Radio Free Skaro #612 – 120 BPM


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Doctor Who musical legend Dudley Simpson passed away recently, and his amount of work in Doctor Who was so massive that it warranted a special Miniscope to cover it! And who better to invite along for this tribute than Mark Ayres, a fan of Dudley’s himself, but also the musical maestro tasked with honouring the recent release of “Shada” with a delectably Dudley-esque score. Also, Advent Calendars galore, Christmas Specials, “Twice Upon a Time”, and more!
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BBC Doctor Who Adventure Calendar
“Twice Upon A Time” BBC One broadcast will be 5:30PM
“Twice Upon a Time” promo pics
BBC One Christmas Trailer
“Twice Upon a Time” DVD/Blu-ray artwork
Graham Kibble-White interview with Steven Moffat
Win a lunch with Russell T Davies!

Miniscope:

Dudley Simpson
Mark Ayres

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