|Well, the most recent series of Doctor Who has wrapped up, and what a way to do it – a fangasmagoria from Steven Moffat containing notable nods to the past and tantalizing hints of what’s to come. “The Name of the Doctor” gave fans what they wanted (and more) in a 50th anniversary story, and it was six months early! But what did the Three Who rule think of this extravaganza? Also discussed in this episode were the now assured future of Doctor Who and the show’s return in Series 8, stats, more stats, and the potentially damaging effects of Eurovision. And now, six months to wait until more new Doctor Who…but what else does the BBC have in store before then?|
- The Name…of the Doctor!
|After a rollicking opening to Series 7B last week, we were treated to a new episode in “The Rings of Akhaten” that received almost no love from any of the Three Who Rule. In fact, only one person had something nice to say about it, and you’ll never guess who! The episode may have left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth, but the return of a full stats report, and a return of our new, impromptu game called “Guess the Stats!”, proved to be a splash of minty, mouthwashy goodness! That, and talk of the 50th Anniversary special, Christopher Eccleston, DVD news, and an endless list of Doctor Who t-shirt ideas, makes clear that it’s not where you start, but where you finish. Next week: Ice Warriorssss…|
- The Rings…of Akhaten!
|New Doctor Who! And given such an auspicious occasion, it was no surprise that the Three Who Rule yammered on at length about “The Bells of Saint John,” and then further prognosticated on the news that David Tennant and Billie Piper will in fact return for the 50th anniversary special. Debate on the proper levels of fanwankiness for the special, speculation on the many hints and tidbits Moffat has seeded throughout his tenure leading up to November 23rd, 2013 and other wishes and dreams for the upcoming season were all grist for the fevered (and possibly insane) minds of the RFS crew. All this and various other tidbits of news, and more importantly, no stats. (Don’t worry, stats will be back in full force next week).|
- The Bells…Of Saint John!
|A bumper crop of fantastic interviews highlights this week’s episode of Radio Free Skaro! Steven, our man in…er…Chicago managed to talk to Mark Sheppard about his lifelong passion for Doctor Who and his desire to return to the show, Benjamin Cook talks about his experiences writing The Writer’s Tale with Russell T Davies, Nick Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery discuss Tom Baker’s long awaited return to the role of The Doctor (in audio form), as well as say all that they can about the upcoming project to animate the missing episodes of The Reign of Terror, and Robert Shearman mentions Volume 2 of Running Through Corridors in between mouthfuls of pizza and beer. We hope you enjoy these interviews as much as we enjoy bringing them to you!|
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Two videos produced exclusively for the wrap party for The End of Time (and David Tennant’s, Russell T Davies’s, and Julie Gardner’s farewell to Doctor Who) have made their way to the internet. If you haven’t seen them yet, you can now below!
The first video features the entire cast and crew miming along to The Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”:
The second is a comedy musical sketch featuring John Barrowman, David Tennant (as Russell T Davies), and Catherine Tate (as Julie Gardner), among many others:
|A second Doctor Who DVD release has finally been announced for October 11, and interestingly it’s not a classic series story. Rather, it’s a massive new series release – the complete David Tennant years!
This 26-disc release covers all of David Tennant’s tenure as the Doctor, from the Pudsey Cutaway in 2005 to The End of Time Part Two in 2010; included is everything in between, even the animated stories The Infinite Quest and Dreamland.
What doesn’t appear to be here, however, is any new content. Everything in this collection has been released previously, down to the bonus material such as Doctor Who’s Greatest Moments (which in reality was anything but). This set is no doubt designed for folks who’ve held out on buying the Tennant DVDs for whatever reason, or perhaps for fans who have come to the show with Matt Smith and want to bolster their DVD collection in one fell swoop.
This release comes alongside the previously announced Revisitations, 3-disc version of The Talons of Weng-Chiang.
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SRP will be a whopping $199.98; check out TVShowsOnDVD.com for more details.
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|A week after Radio Free Skaro’s thorough examination of Doctor Who’s long and storied history in Canada, the Three Who Rule take a hard left turn into the realm of Norman Kay, composer of three stories from Doctor Who’s embryonic years, as his work was the subject of talk in this week’s Miniscope. To help in the discussion (or basically lead), Radio Free Skaro’s own GetGlue guru Emily Kausilik, a noted music expert in her own right, was brought in to offer her expertise on not only Kay’s music, but how music in general was composed and used in 1960s Doctor Who. And, hey, it’s not often that you get to hear a discussion on 1960s Doctor Who music, is it?|
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Miniscope – Norman Kay:
|The internet exploded in Doctor Who land this past week with fans beside themselves about Regenergate and Gallifrey One hotel rooms, which caused the Three Who Rule to take time out of this episode to allay those fears. Long stories short: Don’t Panic. Everything’s fine. After those fires were ably extinguished, it was on to the commentary for The Vampires of Venice, a mid-series tome that inspired overwhelming indifference from two members of the Radio Free Skaro team. Did that opinion change…?|
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The BBC released a trailer promoting several Drama productions that will be airing in the next few months. The three-minute trailer is chock full of actors who were formerly Doctor Who (Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant), are Doctor Who (Matt Smith), and who could have been Doctor Who (Chiwetel Ejiofor), and there are even a couple of brief clips of the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special. Have a look!