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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!
Links:

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!

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 #553 – Dr. Who and the Computers

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 3 of Class occurs from 5:35-23:30.


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rfs553Daleks! Cybermen! And Class! Yes, We’ve got news of “The Power of the Daleks”, which will make it to Canadian cinemas later than everywhere else (as is right and proper, or at least expected), and our (spoiler time stamped) review of Class Episode 3, “Nightvisiting”! But the main event is a look at the legacy of Cybermen creators Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis with Blue Box Podcast host J.R. Southall in…the Miniscope!
Links:

Class, Episode 3 “Nightvisiting”
Three Class novels have been released
Doctor Who Christmas Special Preview from BBC America
50th anniversary of the first regeneration in Doctor Who
“The Power of the Daleks” DVD artwork & extras
“The Power of the Daleks” coming to Canadian cinemas on November 30
“The Power of the Daleks” coming to Australian Cinemas on November 12
Doctor Who Comics Humble Bundle from Titan Comics
Original Doctor Who Hardcover Books Being Reprinted
Jon Pertwee Gets A Blue Plaque

Miniscope:

Kit Pedler
Gerry Davis

Guest:

JR Southall from The Blue Box Podcast

Radio Free Skaro #504 – A Bird In The Hand

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rfs504The penultimate episode of Series 9, “Heaven Sent” has arrived, and it’s a surreal, cerebral acting triumph for one Peter Capaldi, an expertly crafted bit of storytelling from showrunner Steven Moffat and director Rachel Talalay, and a dazzling artistic achievement from editor Will Oswald and musician Murray Gold. It’s also a lead in to….well, you’ll just have to listen to have us (ever so lightly) spoil the upcoming events past “Heaven Sent” and into “Hell Bent.” Plus stats, rumination on the future of television, allusions to the Prisoner, talk of Tom Baker’s cabbage fetish, and more!
Show notes:

Heaven…Sent!
Face the Raven…Appreciated!
Sleep No More…Final BBC Viewing Figure!
Face the Raven…Script!
2015 Christmas Special…Casting Announcement!
Big Finish…War Doctor Clip!
Anthony Read…Died.
BBC Three Moves Online…In February!
Chicago…TARDIS!

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 #442 – Through The Thick And Thin

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rfs442“Kill the Moon,” this week’s episode of Doctor Who, has proven to be one of the most divisive in recent memory, with fandom loving it or despising it but certainly not dismissing it. Was it the “game changer” showrunner Steven Moffat made it out to be? Has Peter Capaldi’s Doctor plumbed the dark depths of jerkery, and was he justified in doing so? So many questions for the Three Who Rule to muddle through and cogitate upon! And they do! Oh yes and there are some stats as well, but then you’d expect that, wouldn’t you?
Show Notes:

Kill…The Moon!
Kill The Moon…BBC One Overnights!
2014 Christmas Special…Wraps Filming!
BBC Logo Taken Down…From Television Centre!
The Caretaker…Appreciated!
Time Heist…Final BBC One Ratings!
The Caretaker…Final BBC One Ratings!
Time Heist…UK Chart Position!
The Mummy on the Orient Express…8:35 BBC One Start Time!
Flatline…Synopsis!
Maggie Stables…Died.
Doctor Who Experience…Reopens October 24!
Lalla Ward…Does Doctor Who Voiceover Work!
Retro TV…To Air The Mind of Evil in Colour!
Minister of Chance…Kickstarter!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Who Party Toronto…Welcomes Phil Ford!
Edmonton Expo…Attendance!
Support Radio Free Skaro…on Patreon!

Radio Free Skaro #440 – All Hail The Great Architect

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rfs440The beauty of Doctor Who is that it can be any story, anywhere and anywhen…and yet inexplicably there’s never really been a heist episode. Well, no longer! “Time Heist,” by writer Steve Thompson of “Curse of the Black Spot” and “Journey to the Center of the TARDIS” (ahem) fame. Did this story surpass his previous attempts? The reception by the Three Who Rule is mixed, to say the least. We also have an interview with writer and Peter Harness, the scribe behind “Kill the Moon.” And that’s what you call a podcast with things in it, so listen and enjoy!
Show Notes:

Time…Heist!
Time Heist…Overnight BBC Viewing Figures!
Listen…Final BBC Ratings!
Listen…Appreciated!
The Caretaker…Broadcast Time!
Kill The Moon…Synopsis!
2014 Christmas Special…Guest Stars!
Angus Lennie…Died.
David Tennant Years DVD Set…UK Release!
Ghost Light Soundtrack…On Vinyl!
Big Finish…2015 Peter Davison Stories!
Eleventh Doctor…New Action Dollie!
Steven writes an article…for Starburst Magazine!
Doctor Who panel…at Edmonton Expo!
Support Radio Free Skaro…on Patreon!

Interview:

Peter…Harness!

Radio Free Skaro #388 – 50 Ways To Love Your Doctor

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rfs388On the way to a light week for Radio Free Skaro, the world of Doctor Who decided to explode in a shower of the awesomeness that is nine previously missing episodes from the 1960s being found, returned, and released to an adoring public via iTunes. Naturally, the Three Who Rule felt compelled to give you their thoughts on both “The Enemy of the World” and “The Web of Fear”, unseen for decades, but they also bring you interviews with the esteemed Paul Cornell, who talks about “Scream of the Shalka” (now out on DVD), his upcoming comic, The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who, which will close out IDW Publishing’s Doctor Who series, and an exclusive Doctor Who book-related announcement. And we all also talk to Graeme Burk and Robert Smith?, authors of the phenomenal new book Who’s 50. So much for a week off! Next week: the beginning of the second half our popular Producer Miniscope series!
Show Notes:

Recovered Episodes…Popular!
Christmas Special…Wrapped!
Madame Vastra…Returns?
Doctor Who…Explained!
Enemy of the World…Episodes 1-3!
Enemy of the World…Episodes 4-6!
Recovered Episodes…Limited Edition DVDs!
Behind The Sofa…Updated!
The Oodcast…50th Anniversay Show!

Interviews:
Paul…Cornell!
Graeme…Burk!
Robert…Smith?!

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Radio Free Skaro #323 – The Mark of the Gatiss

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The summer time-wasting series winds down a bit with what’s likely to be the final miniscope for a time. With New! Doctor! Who! on the horizon, The Three Who Rule look at the NuWho writing efforts of stalwart scribe Mark Gatiss, whose contributions to Doctor Who date back a couple decades. Gatiss has authored New Adventures, starred in fan videos, written for Big Finish, done Confidential voiceover work and so much more – not to mention penning a 50th anniversary special about the origins of our favourite show; it’s no hyperbole to say he was a natural to write for modern Who. Then again, it unfortunately means we talk about Victory of the Daleks. News of the week, including ICONIC casting banter, rounds out another of these things we call Radio Free Skaro. And stay tuned for our plans for the podcast’s sixth anniversary! Oh, wait. We have none. Carry on.
Show Notes:

Richard E Grant…Iconic Casting!
An Adventure In Space…And Time!
Doctor Who 50th Anniversay…Monopoly!
Greatest Show…Exclusive Antipodean Artwork!
Gallifrey One…Guest Announcement!

Miniscope:

Mark…Gatiss!

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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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