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Radio Free Skaro #674 – 30 For 30: The Gallifrey One Story


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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, whether it’s the Lunar New Year or, if you’re the Three Who Rule, the upcoming Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles! As is custom, we go through the schedule, describe the panels that excite and entice us, offer some advice to newcomers and generally nerd the heck out about a magical weekend with friends old and new!
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Gallifrey One
Gallifrey One 2019 schedule via Sched
Radio Free Skaro will open Gally with “VidFIRE and Fury”, with guests Colin Baker, Jamie Childs, Yasmin Bannerman, Steve Roberts, Mark Ayres, Paul Vanezis, and Richard Molesworth
Radio Free Skaro Gally meetup, Friday at Noon, Program C
New & returning Gally attendee guide
Fourth Doctor and TARDIS Regeneration Set from Character Options
“The Macra Terror” animated version coming to Region 1 DVD in October
John Levene autobiography due February 25
10 inclusivity milestones in Doctor Who to celebrate UK LGBT History Month
Malorie Blackman & Chris Chibnall received a BAFTA Visionary Honours award for Rosa
Doctor Who Legacy shutting down mid-February

Radio Free Skaro #422 – Nobody Slaps Cyril Shaps

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rfs422A shocking (O’ the Quawncing Grig) amount of news this week, including the inclusion of Tank Girl director Rachel Talalay as a Series Eight helmer for two episodes, Doctor Who returning to Lanzorate for the aforementioned Series Eight, A Doctor Who comics Humble Bundle, and more! By far the coolest news of the week, at least for production nerds such as ourselves, was the release by Restoration Team member Paul Vanezis of a behind the scenes video showing the process of cleaning up and transferring the recently discovered film print of Enemy of World. Sprockets! Gears! Troughton on a beach! And speaking of Troughton, this week’s commentary is the all-time classic Tomb of the Cybermen! Sit back, warm up a mug of your favourite beverage, and enjoy as Cyril Shaps and some other people battle the second-deadliest foe in the Whoniverse! We also announce the winner of our RFS Giveaway contest for a signed copy of Paul Cornell’s “The Severed Streets”!
Show Notes:

Warren’s video…for The Reality Bomb Podcast!
Rachel Talalay directs…Doctor Who!
Doctor Who returns…to Lanzarote!
Frank Skinner guest stars…in Doctor Who!
Peter Capaldi on the cover…of the Radio Times!
Doctor Who IDW Comics…available on Humble Bundle!
New trailers for…Titan Comics’ Doctor Who series!
21 Doctor Who locations on…Google Street View!
Doctor Who restoration video…by Paul Vanezis!
A profile on…VFX whiz Mike Tucker!
Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel…on the big screen!
Just Giving memorial page for Big Finish’s Paul Spragg
Winner announced for a signed copy…of Paul Cornell’s “Severed Streets”!

Commentary

The Tomb…of the Cybermen!

Radio Free Skaro #408 – The Case of the Missing Episodes

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rfs408Day two of Gallifrey One 2014, and the bright eye of the Three Who Rule cast its fiery, lidless wrath upon the missing episodes. Steven and Chris interview Restoration Team head and video genius Steve Roberts on his own, and missing episode experts Damian Shanahan and Jon Preddle together. But lest you think we’re all about dusty old stories of yesteryear (which, let’s be honest, we sort of are) we also have Erika Ensign of the Verity Podcast and Jason Snell, the impresario behind The Incomparable podcast. So sit back, relax and let the good feelings flow over you as we bring you the finest bits of Gally straight from our mice to your ears.
Show Notes:

Gallifrey One…25 Glorious Years!
Gallifrey One…Panel List!
Gallifrey One…Friday schedule!
Gallifrey One…Saturday schedule!
Gallifrey One…Sunday schedule!
Gallifrey One…Autograph/Photos/Kaffeeklatsch schedule!
Gallifrey One…LAX Marriott convention map!
Gallifrey One…Dealers Room map!

Radio Free Skaro #383 – The Firemaker

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rfs383As most of you might be aware, Doctor Who is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, and the Three Who Rule are also doing their part to mark the occasion by celebrating and analyzing the era of each producer who helmed the show from 1963 through until the Fox TV movie in 1996. First up, the first producer – the original, you might say – Verity Lambert, who set in stone much of what we know and love about Doctor Who with help from her story editors David Whitaker and Dennis Spooner. And joining us for this segment is Doctor Who writer Jonny Morris to provide insight and opinion on the first two years in the programme’s history. We look forward to peeling back the curtain on classic Who for the next several weeks leading up to the 50th anniversary on November 23!
Show Notes:

Doctor Who Christmas Special…begins filming!
The Tenth Planet Part Four original script…found!
Doctor Who Revisited episodes…revealed!
Doctor Who Revisited 9-11…on DVD!
Doctor Who Series 1-7…on Blu-ray!
The Restoration Team works on…The Underwater Menace!
Juliet Landau…is the new Romana?
The Beast of Babylon…by Charlie Higson!
The Pyramids of Mars…priory playset!
Doctor Who…Risk!

Miniscope

Verity Lambert
David Whitaker
Dennis Spooner

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Jonathan Morris

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Radio Free Skaro #380 – A Study in Crimson

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rfs380“Whimsical yet terrifying” is an apt way to describe “The Crimson Horror,” this week’s commentary, but also an accurate portrayal of current Who news. What missive struck fear into the stalwart hearts of the Three Who Rule? Possibly the fact that CBC executives wanted to dub over Christopher Eccleston’s Northern England accent with something more suitable to Canadian ears. Perhaps a Newfie accent would have made more sense. Or perhaps it was the notion that filming on Series 8 of Doctor Who won’t begin until January? The horror continued with a discussion of David Lee Roth’s storied career, what constitutes a bad fan (hint: probably everything) and more! And that’s before the commentary, with special guest Deb Stanish of the Verity Podcast! Enjoy!
Show Notes:

Series 8 begins filming…in January!
Neil Cross…back for Series 8!
William Hartnell console…at the Doctor Who Experience!
The future of…River Song!
Christopher Eccleston…dubbed?
Torchwood: Miracle Day…coming to BBC America!
BFI announces…Ninth Doctor screening guests!
BBFC clears DVD material for…The Tenth Planet! (1)
BBFC clears DVD material for…The Tenth Planet! (2)!
BBFC clears DVD material for…The Tenth Planet! (3)!
Article on…the Doctor Who Restoration Team!
1967 William Hartnell interview…found!
The TARDIS on…Google Maps!
Peter Capaldi…doubles eBay memorabilia sales!
Bill Nighy…turns down Doctor Who role!
Katie Sackoff…as Tom Baker!
Bob Mitsch’s…Zygons and Fourth Doctor costumes!
Bob Mitsch’s…costumes!
Bob Mitsch’s…Zygon!
Deb from…Verity!

Commentary

The Crimson…Horror!

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Radio Free Skaro #296 – Cleaning Up the Corn Field

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Day Two of Gally! And what a day of behind the scenes luminaries it was, with Doctor Who director Richard Senior (“Let’s Kill Hitler”), writer Simon Guerrier and the inestimable Steve Roberts of the Doctor Who Restoration Team rounding out the behind the scenes chatter. Plus the delightful mendicants from the Pharos Project stopped by to drink, swear and occasionally form a sentence. Drunktastic!
Show Notes:

Gallifrey…One!

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Radio Free Skaro #263 – The Theremin Therein

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Torchwood continued to charm its way into the boudoir of the Three Who Rule this week as the second episode of Miracle Day hit American and Canadian shores. Then our heroes tackled those loveable rapscallions of the deep, the Sea Devils, with the conclusion of the commentary on said story. All this and stats, news, musings and a Gally announcement concerning the good ship RFS!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
Torchwood…Miracle Day!
Torchwood: Miracle Day Episode 1 ratings on…BBC One!
Torchwood: Miracle Day Episode 1 ratings on…Starz!
Torchwood: Miracle Day Episode 1 ratings on…SPACE!
Shooting wrapped on…Series 6!
Doctor Who makes tons of money for…BBC Worldwide!
Classic Doctor Who episodes on…Facebook!
Doctor Who Adventure Games…in production!
A panel featuring Matt Smith at…San Diego Comic-Con!
Matt Smith and Karen Gillan on…The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson!
Forthcoming book about…The Ice Warriors!
Follow the Restoration Team…on Twitter!
Gallifrey 2012 only…7 months away!

Commentary
The…Sea Devils!

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The Reign of Terror Missing Episodes To Be Animated For DVD Release

Reign of Terror Animation Sample

Dan Hall of 2 Entertain announced on Twitter on June 2 that the First Doctor serial The Reign of Terror will have its missing episodes (“The Tyrant of France” and “A Bargain of Necessity”, episodes 4 and 5) reanimated for its DVD release, believed to be in 2012. Hall has announced the animation partners will be Big Finish and ThetaMation.

This marks the second classic Doctor Who release that will feature animation to fill in the gaps of missing episodes. Cosgrove Hall worked on the missing episodes 1 and 4 of the Patrick Troughton story “The Invasion” in 2006. Read about the story behind that release here.

Click on the image to see a larger version of the animation sample.