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Radio Free Skaro #556 – Reanimation of the Daleks

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 6 of Class occurs from 19:10-34:00.


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rfs556The Daleks return to North America this week from the dustbins of history and into your iTunes/BBC America/other in the form of “The Power of the Daleks” in its reanimated glory. And the Three Who Rule are on the case, in the form of interviews with both soundsmith extraordinaire Mark Ayres and Whostorian Toby Hadoke about the making of the animated episodes, as well as the upcoming DVD extras! We also have our usual review of Class, a look at new footgage from “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” and Children In Need, a bloggy Easter Egg from Jamie Mathieson, and more!
Links:

Class episode 6, “Detained”
Return of Doctor Mysterio clip on Children In Need
Pudsey goes missing…featuring The Doctor!
US cinemas get The Return of Doctor Mysterio
Jamie Mathieson and Rona Munro are writing for Series 10
Jamie Mathieson talks about writing for Series 10
Target book guide, “Based on the Popular Television Serial”
The Power of the Daleks

Interviews:
Mark Ayres
Toby Hadoke

Radio Free Skaro #448 – The Road To Qdoba

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rfs448And so begins the Dark Times, otherwise known as waiting a month and a bit after the end of Series 8 for the Doctor Who Christmas Special. In the meantime, the Three Who Rule tackled stats, poured one out for sci-fi TV legend Glen A. Larson, and most importantly, devoted the bulk of the episode to your Series 8 related questions with the return of Fluid Links! Burning inquiries, inquiring questions, questionable burning and more! Next week, a Series 8 roundtable with Shaun Lyon, Felicity Brown, and Chip Sudderth!
Show Notes:

Children In Need…Christmas Episode Teaser!
Death In Heaven…Appreciated!
Death In Heaven…Final BBC Numbers!
A Return…Is Teased!
Stuart Manning Series 8 Posters…To Be Sold By Big Chief!
Eleventh Doctor Regeneration…In LEGO!
Glen A Larson…Died.
Radio Free Skaro…At Sasquan/WorldCon 2015!

Radio Free Skaro #447 – All The President’s Cybermen

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rfs447And with that, Series 8 of Doctor Who is over! After a radical turn towards darkness and drama it all came together with “Death in Heaven,” the final episode of the series and the P-Capstone on the 12th Doctor’s inaugural year. From the machinations of Missy (AKA The Master) to the glorious fake-out of Jenna Coleman as the Doctor in the opening titles all the way to…well, there’s some Cyber-shenanigans which the Three Who Rule cover in great detail. And as a bonus, we have an Long Island Who report from The Memory Cheats and Doctor Who: Mostly Harmless Cutaway co-host (and all around fine gent) Josh Zimon!
Show Notes:

Death…In Heaven!
Death In Heaven…BBC Overnights!
Dark Water…Final BBC Ratings!
In the Forest Of The Night…Final Ratings!
Dark Water…Appreciated!
Doctor Who…Most-Watched Series On SPACE!
Doctor Who…Returns To Children In Need!
Series 8 UK DVD/Blu-Ray Release…Delayed!
Doctor Who Gaming…Coming To XBox One & PlayStation 4!
Peter Capaldi…Video Message To Autistic Boy!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Radio Free Skaro…At Sasquan/WorldCon 2015!
Long Island…Who!

Radio Free Skaro #391 – The Death of Doctor Who

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rfs391The tsunami of news (or, if you will, newsnami) continues this week, with tales of conventions, extras, tie-ins, and so, so much about An Adventure in Space and Time. All but mere pre-amble to the second part of the John Nathan-Turner miniscope, with special guest Steve O’Brien, who spares nothing in his analysis of the somewhat shaky years comprising the tail-end of JNT’s era as producer of Doctor Who. The Three Who Rule also give their thoughts on the latter half of the JNT era, rounding out a jam-packed episode of Radio Free Skaro sure to pale in comparison to the utter madness that is the final weeks before the 50th anniversary. Prepare yourselves!
Show Notes:

An Adventure in Space And Time…airing sometime between November 16-22!
An Adventure in Space And Time…posters!
Mark Gatiss…preparing for criticism!
An Adventure in Space and Time…DVD extras!
An Adventure in Space And Time…airing November 24 in Australia!
Doctor Who Celebration…adds over 40 guests!
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games…coming to Steam?
AudioGo UK…goes into receivership.
The Ood Cast live…November 16!
The Day of The Doctor…The Last Day!
The Day of The Doctor…Behind The Lens!
The Eleventh Doctor Revisited…on BBC America November 24!
Steven Moffat says…at least 13 episodes in 2014!
Doctor Who programming…on BBC Radio!
Doctor Who Magazine…on iTunes!
BFI…Eighth Doctor panel!
BFI…Tenth Doctor panel!
Doctor Who…on Children in Need!
Put your face…in the Doctor Who title sequence!

Miniscope

John Nathan-Turner

Guest

Steve O’Brien

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Radio Free Skaro #338 – Burnt Toast And Bus Stations

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Chicago TARDIS is the setting for this week’s Radio Free Skaro as many hundreds of Doctor Who fans materialized in the Windy City for the Midwest’s most popular Doctor Who convention. Steven represented the Three Who Rule at the con, and is joined in this episode by Chip from the Two-Minute Time Lord and Erik from the Doctor Who Book Club Podcast to discuss the convention, as well as the plethora of news that occurred in the world of Doctor Who over the past week – including stats! And to top it all off, Chip and Steven sit down with the TARDIS team of the late 1980s – Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred. Stay tuned to RFS in the coming weeks for even more interviews from Chicago TARDIS!
Show Notes:

Chicago…TARDIS!
New guests announced for…Gallifrey One!
SPACE airs The Snowmen on…December 25!
Australia gets The Snowmen on…December 26!
Doctor Who: Children in Need…viewing figures!
Series 7b…episode title?
Westercon 66…promo code!
Doctor Who: Outside In…booky wook!

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Radio Free Skaro #334 – Nefertiti Graffiti

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Dinosaurs! On a Spaceship! Matt Smith’s enthusiasm aside, does the fluffy lizardfest hold up to the laser-like scrutiny of Steven, Warren, and Luke from The Minute Doctor Who Podcast in this, the second of the “Pond Farewell Tour” commentaries? Were Mitchell and Webb any good as surly robots? Does the Doctor’s team of historical oddities (and Rory’s dad) make for high adventure and rollicking space-based shenanigans? Are any of these questions even close to addressed in the commentary? Tune in to find out, as well as hear tiny morsels of what could charitably called “news!”
Show Notes:

Series 7B…filming update!
Children in Need…featuring Doctor Who!
Episode 10…has a title!
BBC Books…reissues coming in 2013!
IDW Publishing present…50th Anniversary Comic Books!

Luke from…TMDWP!

Commentary:

Dinosaurs…on a Spaceship!

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Radio Free Skaro #281 – Mirror, Mirror

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It’s Doctor Who Day! Well. if you’re reading this on November 23rd, 2011, at any rate. But even if you aren’t, the Three Who Rule have a jam-packed show for you with not only a surprisingly packed news list but also an interview with Bill Stanley. Who is this Bill Stanley, you ask? Well, for a sizable number of older North American Whovians, PBS was the only place one could see the good Doctor’s adventures during their formative years, and Bill Stanley was the program director for Spokane PBS affiliate KSPS in the 80s and 90s. His recall of those days has not dimmed one jot, and we were delighted to talk to the man who more than anyone else is responsible for the love of Doctor Who we hold to this day. But that’s not all! We also have….a commentary for the Rebel Flesh. Yup. The Rebel…Flesh. Happy Doctor Who Day, everyone!
Show Notes:

Radio Free Skaro…On Google+!
The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe…Trailer!
Children In Need…Doctor’s Outfit Auction!
The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe…In Australia!
Doctor Who…Movie?
Autumn Shift…Multi-Faceted!
Doctor Who Official Convention…Update!
Chicago…TARDIS!
Face Of Evil…DVD Extras!
TARDIS…Wallpaper!
Sega…Buys Doctor Who MMO!
Children In Need…11th Doctor Kids Costume Auction!
The Ood Cast…Live!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

Interview:

Bill…Stanley!

Commentary:

The Rebel..Flesh!

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Radio Free Skaro #280 – The Devil In The Dark

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The dark cloud from last week’s pirate adventure has lifted and The Three Who Rule are able to take solace in blathering over one of the best-received episodes of Doctor Who from this past series. The Doctor’s Wife gets the commentary treatment, and – short story even shorter – it’s just as well-loved this time around as when we first saw it half a year ago. Also, as we start to gear our brains toward conventions such as Chicago TARDIS and Gallifrey One, we sink our teeth into some details about the recently-announced official convention. Does it sound worthwhile?
Show Notes:

Radio Free Skaro…On Google+!
Christmas Special Preview…On Children In Need!
Official…Doctor Who Convention!
The Sensorites…DVD Extras!
Invasion of the Dinosaurs…DVD Extras!
The Android Invasion…DVD Extras!
Shada DVD Documentary…Screening!
Talking…Plush Dalek!
The Ood Cast…Live!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

Commentary:

The Doctor’s…Wife!

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Radio Free Skaro #278 – Assignment: Earth

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Doctor Who commentaries continue here on Radio Free Skaro, with The Three Who Rule taking a look at the conclusion to the Series 6 opener, Day of the Moon. What glorious insights are offered into this spooky episode? (Answer: probably none.) What heinous tangential ramblings occur during this episode? (Answer: probably many.) The news of the week has bits on Children in Need, DVDs, fictitious awards, games, books and more! Halloween or not, join us in your favourite fairy princess outfit and have a listen!
Show Notes:

Children In Need…Christmas Episode Preview!
Sarah Jane Adventures…BAFTA Nominations!
The Curse of Clyde Langer…Viewing Figures!
Justyce…Served!
Series 6…Soundtrack!
Shada…DVD Plans!
Time…5!
Chicks…Unravel Time!
Eleventh Doctor…Bow Tie!
Fifth Doctor…Bust!
Save Doctor Who Confidential…Campaign Update!
The Gunpowder…Plot!
Gallifrey One…Call For Panelists!
The Ood Cast…Live!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

Commentary:

Day…Of The Moon!

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Radio Free Skaro #225 – We Can Work It Out

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It was a banner week for Doctor Who leading up the programme’s 47th anniversary celebrations on November 23, with massive news on both sides of the Atlantic in the forms of a new trailer for A Christmas Carol, a same-day broadcast date in the US, and Matt Smith’s landmark appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. All of these events and more were discussed at great length by the Three Who Rule, amongst other notable topics (including Ian Levine’s Shada), capped off by a rollicking commentary on the Series 5 episode “Cold Blood”. Enjoy, and Happy Birthday, Doctor Who!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
A Christmas Carol…On BBC America!
A Christmas Carol…On The ABC!
Children…In Need!
A Christmas Carol…Trailer!
Matt Smith…On The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson!
Matthew Graham…Confirmed To Write For Series 6!
Sarah…Smart!
Episodes 5 and 6…Named!
Goodbye Sarah Jane…Part 1!
Goodbye Sarah Jane…Part 2!
The Empty Planet…Ratings!
Rose Tyler…Best Companion Ever?!
Shada!
Return to Earth…Rated!
March 2011…North American DVDs!

Commentary:

Cold…Blood!

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