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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

Commentary:

The Mark of the Rani

Radio Free Skaro #670 – Curran Account


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Have you ever wanted to see block transfer computation on the big screen? Your time has come as “Logopolis” hits theatres this March in the US and the BFI in February in advance of the release of the Doctor Who Season 18 box set! And as if that isn’t enough deep dive craziness, Big Finish is going to fill your summer with stories of the War Master and the Eighth Doctor politely nodding at each other and perhaps battling for the fate of the universe. Plus tales of tat, accolades and awards, and an interview from Chicago TARDIS with Vincent Van Gogh himself, actor Tony Curran!
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Resolution almost final BBC One viewing figures
Doctor Who topped the Rotten Tomatoes Best Reviewed Sci Fi/Fantasy 2018 category
Jodie Whittaker and Doctor Who nominated for National Television Awards
Series 11 Soundtrack came out January 11
Catherine Tate and John Barrowman announced for Gallifrey One
Gallifrey One exclusive Titan Comics covers
Shaun Dooley shot the Whittaker in silhouette promo photo
The BBC published The Woman Who Fell To Earth and other scripts
Logopolis BFI screening February 17
Logopolis US cinema screenings March 13
Big Finish to release Eighth Doctor and War Master set, due July 2019
Scratchman also due in audio book, read by Tom Baker
Interview with Christel Dee and Simon Guerrier about The Women Who Lived
Her Universe Thirteenth Doctor cross body bag
W Morgan Sheppard died

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Tony Curran
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #668 – DIY of the Daleks


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After waiting a whole series for a classic Doctor Who monster to rear its ugly noggin and fight the Time Fam, the OG Badass of Whodom, one D.Alek itself made a splash and racked up a pretty serious body count in “Resolution,” the New Year’s Day special and the last new Who we’ll see in some time. So what did Steven, Chris and Warren think of this murderous romp through Sheffield and various dank interiors? Fetch some peanut butter to grease geo-feudal locks, sit down with a nice glass of mulled wine and a custard cream, and enjoy!
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Review of Resolution, New Year’s Day 2019
Doctor Who moments made into art prints
Toby Hadoke’s 2018 Doctor Who In Memoriam video

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

Commentary:

“The Impossible Planet”
“The Satan Pit”

Radio Free Skaro #665 – The Revenge of Bandraginus V


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“The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” is upon us, and with it comes the end (almost) of Series 11, Jodie Whittaker’s first run as one Doctor Who, and the Time Fam’s dramatic arcs (such as there are) more or less..concluded? So what did the Three Who Rule think of this episode, the new series, Chris Chibnall’s efforts as Doctor Who showrunner and all other permutations thereof? Plus news of a quite Christmas-y nature, a title for the New Year’s Special, some Who-adjacent neatness and more!
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Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Episode 10 review, “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos”
Doctor Who “Resolution” Coming New Year’s Day
Doctor Who Series 12 to premiere in early 2020
Jodie Whittaker confirms return for Series 12
“It Takes You Away” overnight viewing figures
“The Witchfinders” final viewing figures
BBC America Series 11 ratings
Series 11 Soundtrack coming soon?
BBC America Doctor Who Yule log
“The Macra Terror” being animated for DVD release, coming March 2019
“The Macra Terror” teaser video
“The Secret Story of the BBC Christmas Tapes” airing December 23 on BBC4
River Song meets UNIT in the next Big Finish UNIT box set
Box of Delights soundtrack due January 4 in the UK
Doctor Who Worlds Collide ticket sale dates announced
Cybermen at launches for two Worlds Collide cities

Radio Free Skaro #664 – Off the Reyals


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The Time Team go to Backwards Land this week in the latest episode of Doctor Who, “It Takes You Away”, but is it an emotional roller coaster, a tribute to Norwegian amphibians, a confusing mess, or all of the above? Join the Three Who Rule as they leap through a portal into a world of bon mots, badinage and bafflegab! Plus stats (in Norwegian) and the return of the RFS Advent calendar, now with bonus Youtube and LEGO!
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Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Episode 9 review, “It Takes You Away”
Promo images, synopsis released for New Year’s Day special
“The Witchfinders” overnight viewing figures
“Kerblam!” final viewing figures
BBC America Series 11 ratings
BBC iPlayer had its highest ever usage in October
Jodie Whittaker to read a story for CBeebies
Series 18 Blu-ray announced; February 25 in UK, March 19 in North America
Series 18 Blu-ray release trailer
Rose Tyler: The Dimension Cannon due from BF & BBC Studios due September 2019

Radio Free Skaro #663 – Witchfinder Pursuivant


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It’s time to find some witches with the Three Who Rule as Doctor Who and the gang/team/fam navigate superstition, 17th century sexual politics and an extremely flirtatious King James in “The Witchfinders”! Plus stats, which sounds uncomfortably close to “Satan,” actual Satan with Tom Baker adapting his barking mad idea “Scratchman” into a novel, Big Finish scheduling their releases well into the End Times, and surely the greatest harbinger of the Apocalypse, a new 13th Doctor Funko Pop without a coat. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN!?! NO COAT!!
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Episode 8 review, “The Witchfinders”
Chicago TARDIS
Kerblam! BBC One overnight viewing figures
“Demons of the Punjab” BBC One final viewing figures
BBC America Series 11 ratings
Tom Baker novelizing Scratchman, book and audiobook due out January 24, 2019
Special edition Warriors’ Gate audio release
Big Finish announces three more Time War box sets
Seventh Doctor and Mags team up in Big Finish trilogy due out April 2019
Doctor Who opening titles supercut
BBC posts 10 hour loop of new Doctor Who opening theme
Video of William Hartnell blue plaque unveiling
Thirteenth Doctor without coat Funko Pop

Radio Free Skaro #656 – No Sir, All Thirteen


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The long, long wait is finally over as Doctor Who returns to our screens all new but somehow every bit as Who-ish as ever. What did your esteemed hosts think of “The Woman Who Fell To Earth?”, not to mention Jodie Whittaker, said earth-falling woman and the new Doctor Who? Listen to both their thoughts and news of all the hype and glory leading up to Series 11 starting…now!
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Episode 1 “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”
Series 11 Coming Soon
Episode 1 Behind The Scenes
Stuart Manning poster for The Woman Who Fell to Earth
“The Ghost Monument” airs at 655pm on October 14 on BBC One
BBC America had a Doctor Who pre-party and after-party
BBC America Panel from New York City Comic-Con
Lynne & Erika from Verity! appeared on the preshow
Jodie Whittaker on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall on Build Series panel
Jodie Whittaker talks about the genesis of her costume
Her Universe Doctor Who collection now available at Hot Topic
Jodie Whittaker on the Radio Times cover
Jodie Whittaker surprises Sheffield schoolchildren
Gallifrey One early autumn update
Doctor Puppet Episode 8 – the final episode?
Doctor Puppet complete score available
Doctor Who Limited Edition Thirteenth Doctor Barbie unveiled
Big Finish celebrates the 13th Doctor
Doctor Who Infinity announces episode 4 and episode 5
Missy being added to Doctor Who Legacy
Phil Morris announces non-Doctor Who missing episode find on The One Show
Titan Comics Humble Bundle

Radio Free Skaro #649 – The Power of The Power of Kroll


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Cast your minds back to the early days of Radio Free Skaro when there just hosts, Steven and Warren, and they would press record and then plan what they were going to talk about? Well, this episode is a throwback to those pre-smartphone days of the podcast, with Steven and Warren convening in a hotel room in San Jose, CA (home of WorldCon 76), along with guests Jason Snell, Helene Wecker, and Erika Ensign, to talk about how Doctor Who became a part of our lives, and where the show is going from here. What better way to celebrate our twelfth anniversary!
Guests:

Helene Wecker
Jason Snell
Erika Ensign

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”

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