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Radio Free Skaro #535 – Douglas, King of Scots

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rfs535Gallifrey One guests! A radiant Pearl Mackie sharing her first day on set for Series 10! Classic Who on PBS, and this very podcast being highlighted by the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Arts blog! All mere preamble to the commentary for “The Husbands of River Song,” with special guest Douglas Mackinnon, the director of said story! Learn about all the secrets of filming the 2015 Christmas Special! You will enjoy or die!

Gallifrey One…Guest Announcement!
Pearl Mackie’s…First Day On Location!
WILL PBS TV…Airing Classic Doctor Who In July!
Robert Llewellyn…At Anglicon…Sort Of!
University of Alberta Alumni Association…Profiles Radio Free Skaro!

Commentary (Starts at 17:52):

The Husbands…Of River Song!

Radio Free Skaro #438 – Rocket Robin Hood

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rfs438Robin Hood! Robots! Shenanigans! Etc! Things took a turn for the romp-y in “Robot of Sherwood,” the latest episode of Doctor Who, but what did the usually taciturn and P-Cap-ian Three Who Rule think? Eh? Listen as the three acerbic grouchwads expound upon the story in question and also reflect on stats and what a blight they are on human society. But that’s not all, not by a long chalk! We also have an interview with director Douglas MacKinnon, whose handiwork will be seen later this series in “Time Heist”, “Flatline” and, next week, in “Listen”! So…do so!
Show Notes:

Robot…Of Sherwood!
Robot of Sherwood…Overnights!
Into The Dalek…Appreciated!
Into The Dalek…SPACE Viewing Figures!
Deep Breath…Sets A SPACE Record!
Into The Dalek…Watched In Australia!
Listen…Goes Out At 7:30!
Time Heist…Synopsis!
Robot Of Sherwood…Edited!
Peter Capaldi…Wins GQ Award!
Peter Capaldi…On The Graham Norton Show!
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Radio Free Skaro #397 – Corvette Winter

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rfs397As Matt Smith’s time in Doctor Who approaches its end, the BBC is starting to ramp up promotion of Smith’s finale episode, “The Time of the Doctor”, with a new trailer and a series of very intriguing promo pics. These topics and more form some key discussion points for the Three Who Rule this week, but no stats this week in honour of Warren’s birthday celebrations! (Little does he know that there are no stats to discuss this week, anyway). However, the feature items in this week’s episode are two interviews from Chicago TARDIS. Dan Hall drops by again to give an update on the final two Pup Ltd related DVDs coming up in 2014, “The Moonbase” and “The Underwater Menace”, and the lovely Nina Toussaint-White (Mels from “Let’s Kill Hitler”) speaks to Steven in an interview recorded live on stage. Enjoy!
Show Notes:

The Time of the Doctor…trailer!
The Time of the Doctor…promo pics!
The Time of the Doctor…media pack!
The Time of the Doctor…airing December 26 in New Zealand!
Douglas Mackinnon…returning to Doctor Who!
BBC America says farewell…to Matt Smith!
Doctor Who holiday programming…on Space!
The Moonbase coming to Region 1 DVD…February 11!
BBC Radiophonic Workshop…on BBC Radio 6!
Power of the Daleks fanfilm…online!
Doctor Who and Torchwood items…at Bonham’s auction!
Official BBC…TARDIS app!

Chicago TARDIS Interview:
Dan Hall
Nina Toussaint-White

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Radio Free Skaro #353 – A Sound of Ice and Fire

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Still more Gallifrey! Your august crew scoured the LAX Marriott for Who personages of note, and by golly we found them, in the personages of director Douglas Mackinnon, ex-companion and documentarian Mark Strickson, BBC Radiophonic Workshop guru Dick Mills, writer and all around gent Andrew Smith, and podcast supremos The Oodcast all collide cheek by jowl in this, our penultimate episode from Gallifrey One. Enjoy!
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Gallifrey One 2013 Guest Update

Some more guests have been announced for the upcoming Gallifrey One convention in February 2013! Some are new to the convention, and some are returning fan favourites.

Ben Browder contributed to the Doctor Who universe in the role of Isaac, the town marshall in A Town Called Mercy that was filmed in Almeria, Spain and formed part of Series 7A. However, Browder is probably best known for his starring roles in Farscape as John Crichton and in Stargate SG-1 as Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell. Browder is attending his first Gallifrey One convention, and will be appearing on the Saturday only.
The very first companion actress in the long history of the show, Carole Ann Ford played The Doctor’s granddaughter Susan from 1963-1964, reprising her role in 1983’s The Five Doctors. With 2013 being Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary year, it seems only fitting to include one of the original TARDIS crew at the foremost fan-run Doctor Who convention in the world. Carole previously appeared at Gallifrey One in 2002.
Shaun Dingwall first played Rose’s father Pete Tyler in the acclaimed 2005 episode Father’s Day, then went on to play the alternative universe Pete in three episodes during Series 2 in 2006. Dingwall will be making his first appearance at Gallifrey One in 2013, following his Doctor Who wife, Camille Coduri, who represented the Tyler clan for the first time in 2012.
June Hudson was costume designer on eight Fourth Doctor-era stories spanning from 1978’s The Ribos Operation to Tom Baker’s finale Logopolis. Hudson was responsible for such iconic looks as Romana’s white gown in The Ribos Operation, Lalla Ward’s Edwardian themed outfit in The Leisure Hive, and, of course, Tom Baker’s redesigned outfit as The Doctor for Season 18. Hudson will be making her first appearance at Gallifrey One.
Mark Sheppard, a fan favourite amongst sci-fi fans based on his many appearances in several genre shows, made his Doctor Who debut in the opening two episodes of Series 6. Sheppard will be making his second consecutive appearance at Gallifrey One after being a hit with attendees last year.
Director Douglas MacKinnon first worked on Doctor Who by re-introducing the Sontarans into the programme in the 2008 two-parter The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky, then followed it up with the Ponds’ penultimate appearance in 2012’s The Power of Three. 2013 will mark MacKinnon’s first appearance at Gallifrey One.
Nina Toussaint-White played the role of the rebellious Mels, later discovered to be Melody Pond, daughter of Amy and Rory, before regenerating into Alex Kingston during the 2011 episode Let’s Kill Hitler. Toussaint-White will be appearing at Gallifrey One for the first time.
Andrew Smith wrote the highly acclaimed Season 18 story Full Circle while in his teens, an amazing achievement for someone who was at the time a fan of the show and who simply submitted an idea for the story to the Doctor Who production team. Smith returned to Doctor Who 30 years later with two scripts for Big Finish audio dramas. Smith will be making his first appearance at Gallifrey One.
Jane Espenson served as one of the main writers for 2011’s Torchwood: Miracle Day, but is also known amongst genre fans for her work on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones, and Once Upon A Time. Espenson will be making her third straight appearance at Gallifrey One.
Check out the full list of guests announced on the Gallifrey One website. And there are still more guests to come between now and February 2013! Stay tuned to Gallifrey One and Radio Free Skaro for future guest announcements!
Memberships for Gallifrey One are available from the convention website, and cost $80 (until November 30) for the entire weekend of programming. Radio Free Skaro will be there to cover the convention, as well as recording a live podcast on the main stage, and we hope to see you all there!

Radio Free Skaro #305 – Richard Clark’s New New York’s Rockin’ Eve

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On the same weekend that The Doctor’s Wife, along with The Girl Who Waited and A Good Man Goes To War, was nominated for a Hugo Award, it was fitting that we discuss the assorted works of that episode’s director, Richard Clark, in the Miniscope. The Three Who Rule also give a good going over to the other three episodes that Clark helmed, namely Gridlock, The Lazarus Experiment, and Night Terrors, all the while comparing Clark to such diverse geniuses as Stanley Kubrick and George Martin. Also, a slow news week does at least contain some juicy tidbits about Series 7, which is currently going before the cameras in Cardiff. And just you wait to find out who we randomly draw for the next Miniscope…
Show Notes:

Chris Chibnall…Writes More Of Series 7!
Doctor Who…Nominated For The Hugo!!
Missing Episodes…Cardiff Screening!



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