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Radio Free Skaro #684 – Our New Insect Overlords


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Are you ready to be menaced by some insect movement? Put on your beekeeper outfit (there are no bees in this story) and grab for the Off spray (probably quite dangerous, please don’t do that) as we commentate over the fourth, fifth and sixth episodes of the 1965 Doctor Who story “The Web Planet”! Also, we have news of Doctor Who on Pluto TV, a new Series 12 director, BBC Audio releases for te month of April, and some real-world insect science! Zaaaaaaaarbi!
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Gallifrey One 2020 tickets now on sale
Lee Haven Jones directing Series 12 Block 2
Series 11 costumes added to Madam Tussaud’s Blackpool exhibit
Pluto TV to offer free Doctor Who episodes in the US
Spring 2019 Doctor Who BBC Audio Releases
Australian wasp named after Zygons

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The Web Planet (Episodes 4-6)

Radio Free Skaro #683 – Greyscale Separation Overlay


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There’s extraordinarily little in the way of news this week, other than the fact that your Time Team (and a big ‘ol crew) are currently shooting Series 12 and saying nothing about it. But if you said to yourself “hoo boy would I like to hear people talking about insect movement, possibly by Roslyn de Winter,” are you in for a treat! Yes, the Three Who Rule are doing a Classic Series Commentary for the 1965 story “The Web Planet” in all it’s ambitious flawed glory, right here on this podchannel! Settle into a cocoon of mucus and nutrients and enjoy!
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Doctor Who Series 12 filming in Tenerife
“Rosa” and “Demons of the Punjab” are Finalists for Best Dramatic Presentation Short Form Hugo Award

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The Web Planet (Episodes 1-3)

Radio Free Skaro #681 – The Tree Won’t Harm You


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With Brexit, the Mueller Report and many other swirls of uncertainty in our current climate, isn’t it nice to know that we can take you back to a more peaceful time, when all you had to worry about was predatory trees, crazed mine workers and a couple of renegade Time Lords? That’s right, we’re doing our first Classic Series Commentary of the year with “The Mark of the Rani!” Plus we have news from the Black Archive, Big Finish, and a chance for you (if you live in the UK) to work on Doctor Who!
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BBC receives student-made “Mission to the Unknown”
Watch a clip of the animated “The Macra Terror”
Future Black Archive book for “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos”
Katarina returning to Doctor Who via Big Finish
Big Finish adjusting overseas pricing structure
Doctor Who training opportunity

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The Mark of the Rani

Radio Free Skaro #666 – Woe To You, Oh Earth and Sea


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With no new Doctor Who until New Year’s Day in the form of “Resolution”, how will the Three Who Rule cope with their withdrawal pangs? Why, by celebrating the arrival of the Number of the Beast, Episode 666, with a commentary for the Series 2 episodes “The Impossible Planet” and “The Satan Pit”, two of the most devil-centric episodes ever! (And also two of the best Doctor Who episodes ever!) Yes, we’re aware of the Daemons pedants, move along. Plus we have Series 11 Blu-Ray news, Series 11 soundtrack info, some tat discussion, and possibly even scarier than ol’ Scratchman himself, stats!
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Doctor Who Magazine #533
New Resolution promotional images
Series 11 Blu-ray due January 14 in the UK; “Resolution” due February 18
Series 11 Blu-ray due January 29 in US/Canada
Series 11 soundtrack due January 11
Thirteenth Doctor’s theme music video
“The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” BBC One overnight viewing figures
“It Takes You Away” BBC One final viewing figures
BBC America Series 11 ratings
Doctor Who 3rd most tweeted BBC show in 2018
Doctor Who, Mandip Gill win Fictitious Awards
The Story of Susan, from The Women Who Lived
River Song meets Susan in upcoming Big Finish release

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“The Impossible Planet”
“The Satan Pit”

Radio Free Skaro #654 – Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon


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With a mere two weeks to go before Series 11 of Doctor Who graces our screens, the news is arriving with increased ferocity, including a new trailer, articles in Doctor Who Magazine and the New York Times (!), cinema screenings, media appearances by one J. Whittaker, and more! But while you look forward to October 7, why not jump back through the decades to 1971 (and forward to Earth’s future) with our hair-obsessed commentary of episodes four to six of “Colony in Space!”
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Edmonton Expo
Episode 2 titled “The Ghost Moment”
Second Series 11 trailer
Series 11 teasers from Chibnall
Chris Chibnall interview for doctorwho.tv
New York Times article on Jodie Whittaker
Jodie Whittaker reads reaction tweets
Georgia Tennant tweets her support for Whittaker
Doctor Who Magazine 530 released
Series 11 title sequence and music may not appear until episode 2
DWAS Series 11 premiere party
Canadian Series 11 Premiere cinema screenings
American Series 11 Premiere cinema screenings
Jodie Whittaker’s BBC promotional appearances
Series 11 effects being done by DNeg
Missy gets her own Big Finish series
Earthshock BFI screening
Christopher Eccleston memoir due in 2019

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Colony in Space, Episodes 4-6

Radio Free Skaro #653 – Dent Captain Dent


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Beginnings and endings this week as the build-up to Series 11 continues with the official premiere in Sheffield on September 24 – and you could be there! (But not to actually see the screening). And we tip our toque to the Doctor Who Information Network, Canada’s longest running Doctor Who fan organization, closing its doors at the end of October. But the main event is a trip back to 1971 and the planet Uxarieus as we commentate overtop of the first three episodes of “Colony In Space”!
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Doctor Who Information Network ceasing operations October 31
Series 11 Premiere Red Carpet event contest
Season 19 Blu-Ray available for preorder in Canada
Shada available for US digital download
New K-9 series in the works

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Colony in Space, Episodes 1-3

Radio Free Skaro #648 – Dwellings of Simplicity


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It’s a lazy August weekend as Radio Free Skaro approaches its twelfth(!) aniversary, but soon one Mr. David Tennant will grace the home planet of the Three Who Rule as he will be joining fellow Doctor Matt Smith at Edmonton Expo in September! Plus we have news of new E-Space adventures with the Season 18 time team (in Big Finish form), big-scale Thirteenth Doctor action dolly fun (in Big Chief form), and the main event, a Classic Series commentary for Peter Davison’s debut story, “Castrovalva”!
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David Tennant announced as guest at Edmonton Expo
The Fourth Doctor returns to E-Space in Big Finish in 2020
Synopsis for “Destination: Bandril” by Jonathon Morris and Lance Parkin
Big Chief Thirteenth Doctor figure coming soon
“Doctor Who: Battle in Time” collectible card game
Classic Series Commentary: “Castrovalva”

Radio Free Skaro #643 – Serendipity


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The news elves are busily working their magic as we edge closer to San Diego Comic-Con, which will sport the likes of Jodie Whittaker, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill, Chris Chibnall, Matt Strevens at the BBC America Doctor Who panel occurring at the spacetime vector of Thursday, July 19, 11:45 am PT! The BBC is also going all legal to track down the nefarious leakers of The Clip, and friend of the show Wayne Yip is directing the Series 11 episode to air at (or around) Christmas! Also Season 12 Blu-ray news, Big Finish wandering into territories Trek and what you’ve all been waiting for…part two of our gripping commentary on “The Green Death”!
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Doctor Who on Twitch
Doctor Who San Diego Comic-Con panel details announced
BBC tries to find the Series 11 clip leak source
Wayne Yip directing Series 11 episode airing at Christmas
Season 12 Blu-Ray popular, says a UK sales chart
Season 12 trailer
Season 12 disc replacement
Big Finish getting into Star Trek

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The Green Death, episodes 4-6

Radio Free Skaro #642 – The Nut Hutch


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Last week’s vast wasteland of not-news has been replaced by a verdant jungle of news-news, most notably the announcement of Segun Akinola as the new composer for Doctor Who! Plus Matt Smith comes to Edmonton, and comics and calendars that sort of feature Jodie Whittaker or flat-out don’t. There’s other news of course, but this is a mere tease to part one of our commentary for the Jon Pertwee story “The Green Death”, so dive back with us to June 1973 and hippies, environmentalism, and giant maggots!
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Doctor Who on Twitch
Segun Akinola announced as new Doctor Who composer
Segun Akinola BAFTA profile
Segun Akinola Soundcloud
Jodie Whittaker comic issue 0
Jodie Whittaker calendar snub
Matt Smith announced for Edmonton Expo
Philip Hinchcliffe’s unused Season 15 plans
New Target novelization audiobooks
BBC Sounds app announced for iPlayer Radio and Podcasts
Big Finish celebrates 20 years of recording
Torchwood Series 6 begins in October from Big Finish
Third Doctor Who Infinity story revealed

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The Green Death, episodes 1-3

Radio Free Skaro #639 – Born Slippy


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The Quest is the Quest, if by quest you mean watching the 1978 classic series story “Underworld” and getting through it without great suffering. We kid – two thirds of the Three Who Rule are devout fans of this Tom Baker gem. Will the final third turn his frown upside down? Also, the classic series continues to delight on Twitch, the modern series is on BBC iPlayer, and the TV broadcast home of Doctor Who in Canada is regenerating…
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All of NuWho on iPlayer
BBC to close Maida Vale studio by 2022
SPACE rebrands as CTV Sci-Fi

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Underworld

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