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Radio Free Skaro #674 – 30 For 30: The Gallifrey One Story


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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, whether it’s the Lunar New Year or, if you’re the Three Who Rule, the upcoming Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles! As is custom, we go through the schedule, describe the panels that excite and entice us, offer some advice to newcomers and generally nerd the heck out about a magical weekend with friends old and new!
Links:

Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Gallifrey One
Gallifrey One 2019 schedule via Sched
Radio Free Skaro will open Gally with “VidFIRE and Fury”, with guests Colin Baker, Jamie Childs, Yasmin Bannerman, Steve Roberts, Mark Ayres, Paul Vanezis, and Richard Molesworth
Radio Free Skaro Gally meetup, Friday at Noon, Program C
New & returning Gally attendee guide
Fourth Doctor and TARDIS Regeneration Set from Character Options
“The Macra Terror” animated version coming to Region 1 DVD in October
John Levene autobiography due February 25
10 inclusivity milestones in Doctor Who to celebrate UK LGBT History Month
Malorie Blackman & Chris Chibnall received a BAFTA Visionary Honours award for Rosa
Doctor Who Legacy shutting down mid-February

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!
Links:

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 #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.
Links:

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 #540 – The Velvet Web


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rfs540The Doctor Who news this week consists of action dollies, laments for the (on hiatus) Bookshelf Doctors, and not much else. But the Three Who Rule used their powers of bloviation to ponder, surmise, and otherwise cogitate for longer than was strictly necessary before getting to this week’s highlight, Part the First of our commentary for the 1968 story “The Web of Fear”. As an extra bonus, the commentary for the (still missing) Episode 3 features archive audio from missing episodes hunter Phil Morris!
Links:

Series 10…Filming In Spain!
Ralf Little…Denies Being In Doctor Who!
Doctor Who Funko Pops…Wave 3!
Third Doctor…Collectors Set!
Classic Doctors…New Monsters!

Commentary:

The Web of Fear…Episodes 1-3!

Radio Free Skaro #493 – Another Brick In The Wall

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rfs493One week to go until Doctor Who Series 9 premieres, and what better way to rev up the hype engines than a rather cryptic prologue featuring P-Cap, Karn and Ohila, last seen in “The Night of the Doctor”? In fact, all manner of activity is rolling to the boil in the Who-o-sphere, including a new Game Maker app coming soon from the BBC, Time Squad dollies to adorn your desk or crying chamber, and other fun bric-a-brac. And speaking of bricks, our feature interview this week is with Pete Hickman, BBC Worldwide Producer of Digital Entertainment and Games and driving force behind the Doctor Who portion of LEGO Dimensions! Build high for happiness!
Show notes:

The Magician’s Apprentice…Prologue!
The Magician’s Apprentice…Prologue on BBC America!
The Magician’s Apprentice…BBC One Broadcast Time!
Series 9…Cardiff Premiere!
Series 9…New York City Premiere!
The Witch’s Familiar…Synopsis!
Series 9…Simulcast on ABC iView!
Series 9…Premiere in New Zealand!
Series 9 Part One…DVD/BluRay Artwork!
Peter Capaldi…Directing Veep!
Doctor Who Game Maker…Debuts September 15!
Second Twelfth Doctor…5″ Action Dolly!
Time Squad…Next Wave!
Big Chief Studios…Ninth Doctor!
Gwen and Rhys…Return In Big Finish Torchwood!
Big Finish Torchwood…Second Series!
BBC iPlayer…To Open To Third Party Content!
Jenna Coleman…Edmonton Expo Panel!
Chicago TARDIS…Guest Update!

Interview:
LEGO…Dimensions!

Radio Free Skaro #491 – And Introducing Maisie Williams As The Doctor

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rfs491Back from the Hugo Awards and reunited once more, the Three Who Rule have a grab bag of newsiness this week, including the sad cancellation of the New York Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular “for reasons”, Peter Davison’s upcoming autobiography, and more! But the main feature of this week’s episode is the return of Fluid Links, where we answer listener questions and, at least once or twice, engage in actual debate! Stirring stuff!
Show notes:

NYC Doctor Who Symphonic spectacular canceled
BAFTA Cymru Series 9 screening and Q&A on September 10
Doctor Who Series 8 received 5 BAFTA Cymru nominations
Steven Moffat defends the BBC at Edinburgh TV Festival
Waris Hussein on what has changed about making Doctor Who
Doctor Who Missing Episodes Q&A with Sue Malden
New wave of 3.75″ action figures
Peter Davison writing his autobiography “The Fifth(ish) Doctor)”
Series 9 (Part 1) and Christmas Special DVDs listed on Amazon
Bernice Summerfield to feature in a Twelfth Doctor novel
Jenna Coleman coming to Edmonton Expo
2015 Hugo Awards Ceremony (and pre- and post-shows) available online

Radio Free Skaro #482 – Once Upon A Time In America

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rfs482In a move sure to shake the very foundations of audio drama, Big Finish is introducing new series Doctor Who characters into the BF-i-verse, and River Song will be the tip of the proverbial spear in this assault of awesomeness. That was but one (but probably the coolest) bit of news this week, including San Diego Comic Con ruminations, Chicago TARDIS news and various other informational nuggets. But our interview this week is with Chicago TARDIS and Gallifrey Base impresario and overall fine fellow Steven Hill, who discusses his Red, White and Who book project chronicling the adventures of the good Doctor in the United States of America. U.S.A.! U.S.A.! And so forth.
Show notes:

First Series 9…”Trailer”!
Doctor Who Festival…In Sydney, Australia!
Peter Capaldi…In Auckland, New Zealand!
Doctor Who San Diego Comic-Con…Date And Time!
Doctor Who Fan Meetup…At San Diego Comic-Con!
Peter Capaldi On The Nerdist Podcast…From San Diego Comic-Con!
New Doctor Who Funko Pop Vinyls…Exclusive To San Diego Comic-Con!
Into The Dalek…Playset!
Big Finish…Does More New Series Doctor Who Content!
The Underwater Menace DVD…Cancelled!
BBC Worldwide Says…There May Be More DVDs!
Samuel Anderson…At Chicago TARDIS!
The Fitzroy Tavern…Replacement!
Patrick Macnee…Died.

Interview:
Red White…And Who!
Steve Warren…Hill!

Radio Free Skaro #445 – Can’t See The Forest For The Trees

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rfs445“In the Forest Of The Night” already looks to be one of the most polarizing episodes of Series 8, and there’s no shortage of opinion on this week’s Radio Free Skaro to go around. Along with Steven and Warren, Nerdist wordsmith Kyle Anderson joined in (pinch-hitting for an unavailable Chris) to take a look at a story about…well, trees. Warren also interviewed Rachel Talalay, the director of both “Dark Water” and “Death in Heaven”, the penultimate and final episodes of the series, and her thoughts on Doctor Who, the differences between directing for UK and American television, and a whole host of other topics are here for you to enjoy. Plus stats, general annoyance about the lack of a 5″ P-Cap action dollie, audio news, and all manner of jaunty amusement await you!
Show Notes:

In The Forest…Of The Night!
In The Forest Of The Night…overnight viewing figures!
Flatline…appreciation index!
Dark Water…November 1 at 8:15pm on BBC One!
Death in Heaven…synopsis!
Special BFI screening for…the Doctor Who finale!
Lynda Bellingham…dies.
AMC buys…BBC America!
UK Drama to show…classic Doctor Who on Sundays!
Doctor Who Series 8 Blu-ray…fan event!
Doctor Who Series 8 Blu-ray…details!
BBC replacing faulty Blu-ray discs…for The Day of the Doctor!
The Doctor and the Dalek…new online video game!
Now available in Doctor Who Legacy…the Fourth Doctor!
Now writing the City of Death novelization…James Goss!
Joe Lidster writes an interactive adventure for…the Doctor Who Experience!
Fourth Doctor…5″ regeneration action figure!
Massive Audio…Doctor Who Bluetooth speakers!
Coming Soon…Time-Flight concert at Long Island Who!
Doctor Puppet…Indiegogo campaign!!
Doctor Who convention…in Vancouver!

Interview:
Director…Rachel Talalay!

Radio Free Skaro #427 – The Perils of Tharils

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rfs427With no Chris this week, Steven and Warren enlisted the help of erstwhile scribe, podcaster and gentleman japesman Kyle Anderson of the Nerdist, Doctor Who: The Writer’s Room, WTF Are You Watching, and Awesomely Bad Movies fame. Much fun was had as news of comics, schedules, and action dollies (oh so many dollies) was discussed with great gusto. And as a bonus, we also have an interview with Stephen Gallagher, writer of 1980s Doctor Who stories “Warriors’ Gate” and “Terminus”! Ever had questions about time-jumping lions? You bet you do, and they’re about to get answered!
Show Notes:

The Five(ish) Doctors…sequel?
New Titan Comics covers featuring…The Twelfth Doctor!
The Time of the Doctor…action dollies set!
Asylum of the Daleks…action dollies set!
Ace Silver Nemesis…action dolly set!
Holographic Ninth Doctor…action dolly prototype!
Matt Smith coming to Toronto…for Fan Expo!
Dominic Glynn’s Doctor Who Theme: The Gallifrey Remixes…available now!

Interview:

Stephen…Gallagher!

Radio Free Skaro #383 – The Firemaker

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rfs383As most of you might be aware, Doctor Who is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, and the Three Who Rule are also doing their part to mark the occasion by celebrating and analyzing the era of each producer who helmed the show from 1963 through until the Fox TV movie in 1996. First up, the first producer – the original, you might say – Verity Lambert, who set in stone much of what we know and love about Doctor Who with help from her story editors David Whitaker and Dennis Spooner. And joining us for this segment is Doctor Who writer Jonny Morris to provide insight and opinion on the first two years in the programme’s history. We look forward to peeling back the curtain on classic Who for the next several weeks leading up to the 50th anniversary on November 23!
Show Notes:

Doctor Who Christmas Special…begins filming!
The Tenth Planet Part Four original script…found!
Doctor Who Revisited episodes…revealed!
Doctor Who Revisited 9-11…on DVD!
Doctor Who Series 1-7…on Blu-ray!
The Restoration Team works on…The Underwater Menace!
Juliet Landau…is the new Romana?
The Beast of Babylon…by Charlie Higson!
The Pyramids of Mars…priory playset!
Doctor Who…Risk!

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Verity Lambert
David Whitaker
Dennis Spooner

Guest

Jonathan Morris

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