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Radio Free Skaro #678 – Poster Child


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It was a sad week in the Doctor Who fandom community as it lost Jennifer Adams Kelley, a titan involved with North American conventions since the 1990s. We pay tribute to her and her legacy with two of her dearest friends and fellow convention organizers, Shaun Lyon and Steve Hill. Graeme Curry, writer of “The Happiness Patrol”, also passed away all too soon. But to hopefully cheer us all up, we also present to you an interview from Gallifrey One with Radio Times Doctor Who poster artist and photographer Stuart Manning!
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Gally 2020 tickets on sale April 13
The Mirror muses Doctor Who may return to Saturdays
BritBox coming to the UK
BritBox already doomed in the UK?
First Twelfth Doctor Big Finish audio released
Record Store Day release of Galaxy 4 on vinyl
Record Store Day release of Destiny of the Daleks on vinyl
Graeme Curry died
Jennifer Adams Kelley died
Jennifer Adams Kelley obituary
Gallifrey One
Chicago TARDIS
Red White and Who

Interview:

Stuart Manning

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 #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 #635 – The Sense-Snore-Ites


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Progress, in rumour form at any rate, as a tentative and maybe kinda sorta true list of directors for Series 11 makes its way onto the internet, along with scuttlebutt of a BBC, Channel 4 and ITV streaming service in the works. Not to leave Canada out fo the mix, “Genesis of the Daleks” tickets finally go on sale so those of us will finally be able to view 1970s PAL video on the big screen, as it was truly meant to be seen. And speaking of viewing things in a right and proper manner, we have the second half of our gripping and not at all ponderous commentary on “The Sensorites”! Grab your stimulant of choice and enjoy!
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Gallifrey One hotel block
Series 11 Director list… but maybe not final?
UK Broadcasters devising joint streaming service
Genesis of the Daleks Canadian screening tickets now on sale
Thirteenth Doctor books
Knock Knock script up for auction
Doctor Who Infinity teases “The Orphans of the Polyoptera”
Babelcolour First Doctor colourization teaser
Sylvester McCoy and Robert Picardo at the Edinburgh Fringe

Commentary:

The Sensorites, Episodes 4-6

Radio Free Skaro #615 – The Three Doctors


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A year is about to expire, with a new 365 days around the sun just around the corner, and with this transition comes…stats. Yes, those of you who need to know the intimate details of eyeballs upon telescreens during the airing of “Twice Upon a Time”, fret no longer, we have all that information and more, including a truly mindbending look at how television scientists (including several Restoration Team boffins) extracted footage of Morecambe and Wise from a film canister full of goo. Plus news of a Bill Potts action dolly, Britbox coming to Canada, and an interview from Chicago TARDIS with three Doctors, the trio of physicians in question being Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy! Let’s hope all of you have a happy New Year with no complications!
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Twice Upon A Time BBC Overnights
Twice Upon A Time UK Audience Appreciation
TARDIS set disassembly
Capaldi writes to unsure fan
BritBox coming to Canada in 2018
Morecambe & Wise episode restoration
Peter Capaldi Years Blu-Ray Set
Bill action figure
2017 Doctor Who In Memoriam
LI Who on hiatus

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Peter Davison
Colin Baker
Sylvester McCoy
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #602 – Station to Station


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Warren returns to the fold this week, to examine both various dribs and drabs of Doctor Who news and to debate amongst the Three Who Rule as to the worth of the new Star Trek: Discovery series. What would a podcast between three nerds be without spurious Trek talk, you ask? Well, it would be a podcast with pop culture reporter Edie Nugent taking a look at Series 10’s space-set not-zombie nail-biter, “Oxygen,” in our Second Chances series!
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Alex Kingston at Edmonton Expo
The Wheel in Space recons on BritBox
Gallifrey One ticket transfers open
Gallifrey One supports the Pop Culture Hero Coalition
Milk VFX Doctor Who Series 10 showreel
Doctor Who Fan Show with RTD & James Goss
Now We Are All 600 podcast with Russell T Davies, James Goss and Richard E Grant
The Barrowmans honour Lis Sladen
Child Out of Time book due October 16
Radiophonic Workshop on Radio 6
Doctor Who Infinity game due Spring 2018
Titan Kawaii Doctor Who figures coming January 18

Second Chances:

Edie Nugent
Oxygen

Radio Free Skaro #592 – I Was Fond Of Her Too, Jamie


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Comic-Con! Yes, SDCC has come and gone once again, and with it we now have a trailer for “Twice Upon a Time,” the swan-song for one P-Cap and the glorious retconning of one D-Brad as the First Doctor, along with words and thoughts from gentleman scribe Kyle Anderson, who gives us an almost-live look from the ground as he left the BBC panel, as well as filling us in the Classic Who panel he moderated featuring Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sophie Aldred! Plus a simply staggering pile of news about dollies, the continued stir over a female Doctor, and so..much..swag. And sadly, we also have to report the passing of both Deborah Watling and Trevor Baxter, who will be sorely missed.
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Twice Upon A Time trailer
Comic-Con Doctor Who Panel
SDCC IMDB interview with Capaldi, Moffat and Kevin Smith
SDCC Empire interview with Capaldi, Moffat and Gatiss
SDCC Entertainment Weekly interview with Capaldi, Moffat, Mackie, Gomez and Gatiss
SDCC Classic Doctor Who panel, moderated by Kyle Anderson
SDCC SyFy interview with Davison, Aldred and C Baker
Wheel in Space telesnap recon preview
Deborah Watling died
Trevor Baxter died
Big Finish tribute to Trevor Baxter
13th Doctor Announcement Stats
The BBC Responds to Whittaker Casting Complaints
Capaldi’s Salary Revealed
Whittaker to get parity salary
Tom Spilsbury’s interview Hartnell challenge
The Simpsons jokes about a female Doctor
Series 10 DVD/BD Box Set release date?
Character Options renews license, 13th Doctor stuff available Autumn 2018
Penguin Random House extends book license
Doctor Who RPG Humble Bundle
Christel Dee Interview (Part 1)
Big Finish to do Doctor’s Daughter audio
River Song features in Titan’s The Lost Dimension

Radio Free Skaro #577 – Second Chances


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It’s a week before new Doctor Who, which means a veritable tsunami of news, previews and madness, including the surprise reveal that John Simm will come back as the Master and possibly cause a shipping paradox the likes of which hasn’t been seen since SuperWhoLock! In other surprises, Britbox announced they’re streaming most of Classic Who, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” was nominated for a Hugo, and we have a new segment called Second Chances looking at that very story with Titan Comic Tenth Doctor scribe Nick Abadzis!
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Series 10 wrapped filming!
Series 10, second trailer!
John Simm returns as The Master!
The Pilot airs at 7:20pm on BBC One!
Smile synopsis!
Series 10 first 10 titles & writers & directors!
Series 10 press pack interviews!
Introducing Bill Potts!
Series 10 teaser image!
Christmas Special begins filming in July!
Pearl Mackie only around for one year?
Prime in New Zealand begins Series 10 on April 17!
BritBox brings Classic Who back to streaming!
Doctor Who Comics Day is September 2!
Doctor Mysterio gets a Hugo nomination!
Tim Piggot-Smith died.
Gallifrey One 2018 tickets went on sale!

Interview:

Nick Abadzis
The Return of Doctor Mysterio!