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Radio Free Skaro #645 – New Best Friends


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It’s San Diego Comic-Con! There is an absurd amount of news from the world’s largest media convention this week, including a new and mysterious Doctor Who trailer, a panel featuring Jodie Whittaker, Mandop Gill, Tosin Cole, showrunner Chris Chibnall and executive producer Matt Strevens, new Series 11 artwork, Jodie wowing everyone with a surprise appearance at the Her Universe fashion show, a press conference or two and (takes breath) reports from on the ground at SDCC with the Nerdis’s Kyle Anderson and Doctor Who on the Couch’s Heather Berberet! Sit down and get yourself a snack because this is the annual SDCC edition of Radio Free Skaro and it’s going to be a whopper!
Links:

Doctor Who on Twitch
San Diego Comic-Con International
Doctor Who SDCC Panel
Jodie Whittaker arrival video, new Pull To Open typeface
Jodie Whittaker announcement/reaction video
Series 11 SDCC Trailer
BBC America confirmed to be simulcasting Series 11 premiere
Series 11 won’t have two-parters, writer’s room style confirmed
Series 11 Christmas Special confirmed
Series 11 to have 50/50 gender split for directors and first People of Colour writers
New Sonic Screwdriver
Series 11 promo pics
Series 11 promo artwork
Series 11 character portraits
Jodie Whittaker at Her Universe fashion show
Doctor Who SDCC press conference
Entertainment Weekly Doctor Who facebook live interview
TVLine SDCC Doctor Who interview
Series 11 to have new monsters
Jodie Whittaker hopes Doctor Who will inspire young girls
Macra Terror and Wheel in Space animated?
TVNZ will broadcast Doctor Who in New Zealand, taking over from Prime
Jodie Whittaker on the Radio Times cover
Doctor Who Magazine will have subscriber-only collectible covers
John Barrowman and Mark Shepherd announced for Edmonton Expo

Correspondents:

Kyle Anderson
Heather Berberet

Radio Free Skaro #589 – Without Hope, Without Witness, Without Reward


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Lo, the (almost) end has come, and the Three Who Rule have thoughts, feels and comments about “The Doctor Falls,” the penultimate episode for both director Rachel Talalay and showrunner/writer Steven Moffat. What did the three scoundrels think of this stew of Masters and Mondasians? More to the point, what’s going on with the First Doctor and the upcoming Xmas special? So many questions! Next week, the return of Fluid Links, but only pertaining to Series 10, so no questions about Nimons and Axons!
Links:

The Doctor Falls review
Christmas Special press release
Christmas Special promo pic
Doctor Who Fan Show interviews Moffat & Talalay
Moffat homage to RTD as mentioned in the Fan Show
Matt Lucas says goodbye
Michelle Gomez says goodbye
The Doctor Falls BBC One overnight viewing figures
The Eaters of Light final BBC One viewing figures
World Enough and Time Appreciation Index
The Thirteenth Doctor’s actor should be known soon
Gallifrey One guest announcement
Peter Capaldi and Doctor Who at San Diego Comic-Con
LI Who guests
Voord and Tetrap figurines
Planet 14 Information

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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