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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

Commentary:

Colony in Space, Episodes 4-6

Radio Free Skaro #652 – The Glass Ceiling


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It’s official! Doctor Who, starring one Jodie Whittaker as Dr. Who, will air on October 7 worldwide (well, the UK, USA, and Canada, so far, and October 8 in Australia), and we’re pleased as punch about it. To build up and celebrate the impending arrival of Thirteen, BBC America is doing a timey-wimey marathon, Australia is doing cinema screenings the next day, and Canada’s own Space is…showing the episode. Plus we have Edmonton Expo news, some gushing over the upcoming (circa 1981) Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Blu-ray, and an interview with man-about-town and TV Years editor Graham Kibble-White!
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“The Woman Who Fell To Earth” debuts October 7
Series 11 Teaser
Doctor Who Magazine will have spoiler-free previews of Series 11 Episodes 1 & 2
BBC America will simulcast the Series 11 premiere
BBC America “13 Days of Doctor Who” marathon
SPACE will debut Series 11 day & date
ABC debuts Series 11 October 8
Australia cinema screenings will be October 8
Edmonton Expo schedule available for Matt Smith and David Tennant panels
Doctor Who Infinity released for mobile devices
Doctor Thirteenth book debuts November 6
Mr Men 13 Doctors Collection due March 7, 2019
Heather Hartnell interview
Jacqueline Pearce died
Lovett Bickford died
Peter Benson died
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy remastered Blu-Ray and BFI screening

Interview:

Graham Kibble-White
TV Years

Radio Free Skaro #650 – The Fabulous Bristol Boys


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A rather staggering pile of Doctor Who news this week, including the announcement of all the new writers and directors for Series 11, a Bill action dolly becomes a little more real, Doctor #5’s first season gets the Blu-ray treatment, and more Doctor Who convention news than you can shake a stick at! And just for you, dear listeners, the first of a two-part Miniscope featuring the dynamic duo of writers Bob Baker and Dave Martin, AKA the Bristol Boys! A Miniscope? Now this is outrageous!
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Series 11 writers and directors
Profile on Jennifer Perrott; Australia to get Series 11 Premiere cinema screening
Profile on Malorie Blackman
Bill action figure preorder
Season 19 Blu-Ray due Nov 19 in the UK
Season 19 Blu-Ray due Dec 4 in the US
Season 19 trailer
Season 12 Blu-Ray replacement disc update
Big Finish 20th anniversary box set, The Legacy of Time
Doctor Who & Torchwood audios Humble Bundle
Dalek Audio Annual due in December 2018
Doctor Who Magazine “World of Doctor Who” special edition
Black Archive #23, The Curse of Fenric by Una McCormack due Sep 3
2019 Art of Andrew Skilleter calendar
Final Patrick Troughton convention appearance, recorded the day before his death
Whooverville X begins Sep 1
Graeme Harper, Frazer Hines and Nicholas Briggs announced for Chicago TARDIS
2018 Hugo voting stats

Miniscope:

Bob Baker
Dave Martin
The Claws of Axos
The Mutants
The Three Doctors
The Sontaran Experiment
The Hand of Fear

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!
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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 #638 – London 1965


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The topic of Doctor Who missing episodes has been dormant relatively recently, but a tangent in an interview with producer/director Paul Vanezis, who has aided in the recovery of other previously missing Doctor Who episodes, may raise the profile once again. (Listen to the interview with Steven starting at 30:36; JR Southall joins Steven later to discuss what Paul said). Elsewhere, Doctor Who on Twitch has been an unprecedented success, launching new memes and generating fresh enthusiasm amongst a whole new generation of Doctor Who fans!
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Doctor Who on twitch a hit!
London 1965 memes
Season 12 blu-ray revamped visual effects
Doctor Who Magazine 526 released
Big Finish returns to Class
Big Finish Infamy of the Zaross due on vinyl June 16
Doctor Who series 10 and Class coming to UK Netflix in June
TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual
Doctor Who jobs

Interview:

Paul Vanezis
JR Southall

Radio Free Skaro #634 – Captain Maitland and the Time Team


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There’s a new bunch on the block in the form of Doctor Who Magazine’s new Time Team, so we talked to DWM writer Benjamin Cook about how he put together this new crop of young Who fans to helm the magazine’s longstanding feature. Also, we bring you the first half of our commentary of the 1964 classic(?) “The Sensorites”! Plus: Big Finish news, Doctor Who cinema screenings in Canada, and the oncoming Gallifrey One hotel panic…
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Gallifrey One hotel block
Doctor Who Magazine 525 out
Canadian Genesis of the Daleks screening on June 14
RTD & Moffat talk Target books with Tom Spilsbury
An Unearthly Child script sold for £6200
River Song and four Masters in Big Finish
Hour of the Cybermen synopsis and artwork
Energy of the Daleks on vinyl
Devil’s End Free Comic Book Day issue, cover A
Devil’s End Free Comic Book Day issue, cover B

Interview:

Benjamin Cook
Doctor Who Magazine

Commentary:

The Sensorites, Episodes 1-3

Radio Free Skaro #630 – Throw Away Your Gun


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Gallifrey One News! As in the fact that tickets for the 30th edition of the greatest convention on Earth go on sale on April 14th. Also, said convention was featured in the latest Doctor Who Magazine! Plus we have tales of Rachel Talalay declining to work on Series 11, BBC rumourmongering, comic, Target novel shenanigans via RTD and The Moff and a commentary for “The Happiness Patrol” brought you to thanks to the generosity of #WhoAgainstGuns!
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#WhoAgainstGuns wraps up
Gallifrey One ticket purchase link active
Doctor Who Magazine 524
Talalay not directing for Series 11
Series 11 to have some Classic Who elements
Hour of the Cybermen, from Big Finish
Titan Comics Road to the Thirteenth Doctor
BBC Worldwide becomes BBC Studios
“Based on the Popular BBC Television Serial” third edition available
Russell T Davies tweaks the novelization for Rose
Steven Moffat makes Peter Cushing canon in Day of the Doctor

Commentary:

The Happiness Patrol

Radio Free Skaro #607 – Future Legend


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Sad news to impart this week, with the death of Doctor Who director and television pioneer Paddy Russell, who directed “The Massacre”, “Invasion of the Dinosaurs”, “Pyramids of Mars”, and “Horror of Fang Rock”, along with many other non-Who programmes on UK television. We also have news of Shada on DVD in North America, the continued audio adventures of River Song, doings transpiring at Titan Comics regarding the Doctor Who comics line, and in Second Chances we look at “The Eaters of Light” with Doctor Whooch host and Edmonton comic shop owner Danica LeBlanc!
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Paddy Russell died
Paddy Russell Miniscope from Radio Free Skaro #487
Shada on DVD in North America on January 9
River Song in Big Finish for at least three more series
Titan Comics Doctor Who range to have a brief hiatus
Nick Pegg fired from Doctor Who Magazine
Doctor Whooch #125
LI Who 5, November 10-12

Second Chances:

Danica LeBlanc
The Eaters of Light

Radio Free Skaro #605 – Moonage Daydream


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There’s nothing Doctor Who-ish on TV until Christmas…but there is an hour with debonair man of the 1970s, Jon Pertwee, who graces the BBC iPlayer with an hour of his many charms in the imaginatively named “An Hour with Jon Pertwee!” There’s also movement afoot in things game, textual and action dolly, with Big Finish going (even more) digital, A Parliament worth of Dalek Dollies and possibly the premature end of LEGO Dimensions. Our Second Chances this week also marks the end of the Monk Trilogy as Drew Meyer joins us to look at “The Lie of the Land!”
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Doctor Who Magazine 518
Big Finish releases 51-100 go digital only
An Hour with Jon Pertwee
Parliament Dalek figuring set
LEGO Dimensions pulled? Future Doctor Who set DOA?
Doctor Who wins Ally award for LGBT inclusiveness

Second Chances:

Drew Meyer
The Lie of the Land

Radio Free Skaro #592 – I Was Fond Of Her Too, Jamie


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Comic-Con! Yes, SDCC has come and gone once again, and with it we now have a trailer for “Twice Upon a Time,” the swan-song for one P-Cap and the glorious retconning of one D-Brad as the First Doctor, along with words and thoughts from gentleman scribe Kyle Anderson, who gives us an almost-live look from the ground as he left the BBC panel, as well as filling us in the Classic Who panel he moderated featuring Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sophie Aldred! Plus a simply staggering pile of news about dollies, the continued stir over a female Doctor, and so..much..swag. And sadly, we also have to report the passing of both Deborah Watling and Trevor Baxter, who will be sorely missed.
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Twice Upon A Time trailer
Comic-Con Doctor Who Panel
SDCC IMDB interview with Capaldi, Moffat and Kevin Smith
SDCC Empire interview with Capaldi, Moffat and Gatiss
SDCC Entertainment Weekly interview with Capaldi, Moffat, Mackie, Gomez and Gatiss
SDCC Classic Doctor Who panel, moderated by Kyle Anderson
SDCC SyFy interview with Davison, Aldred and C Baker
Wheel in Space telesnap recon preview
Deborah Watling died
Trevor Baxter died
Big Finish tribute to Trevor Baxter
13th Doctor Announcement Stats
The BBC Responds to Whittaker Casting Complaints
Capaldi’s Salary Revealed
Whittaker to get parity salary
Tom Spilsbury’s interview Hartnell challenge
The Simpsons jokes about a female Doctor
Series 10 DVD/BD Box Set release date?
Character Options renews license, 13th Doctor stuff available Autumn 2018
Penguin Random House extends book license
Doctor Who RPG Humble Bundle
Christel Dee Interview (Part 1)
Big Finish to do Doctor’s Daughter audio
River Song features in Titan’s The Lost Dimension

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