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Radio Free Skaro #611 – Simply Having A Wonderful Christmastime


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It’s December and for Doctor Who fans that means “Twice Upon a Time” is upon us in less than a month…which means a veritable blitz of promotions, news, news about promotions, and so forth. There’s also incoming tat, a story about anamorphic lenses for all you cineastes, and most importantly, interviews with outgoing Doctor Who brand manager Edward Russell and legendary director Waris Hussein! Merry not quite Christmas yet, everyone!
Links:

Twice Upon A Time promo image & synopsis
BBC America Twice Upon A Time teaser
Twice Upon A Time at Canadian cinemas
Twice Upon A Time Australian Preview
Twice Upon A Time at Danish cinemas
Doctor Who on the Radio Times cover
iPlayer adding box sets for Christmas
BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios merge
New lenses, new filmic look for Series 11
Series 9 on Netflix UK
Peal Mackie reads bedtime stories for CBeebies
Blu-Ray release of the Peter Capaldi years
Shada delay for North America?
Dr Men vinyl figures
War Machine figure
Long Island Doctor Who

Interview:

Waris Hussein
Edward Russell

Radio Free Skaro #321 – Wareing Thin

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Whenever anything from the Sylvester McCoy era is the focus of an episode of Radio Free Skaro, there is bound to be disagreement. Chris and Steven are usually staunch defenders of the Seventh Doctor; Warren, to be polite, not so much. But the stories that director Alan Wareing claimed stewardship of, “The Greatest Show in the Galaxy”, “Ghost Light”, and “Survival” cause all three of those who Rule to convey pretty firm opinions about not only the direction of said stories, but the overall successes and faults of each one. But before Wareing’s judgement in the Miniscope, we remember the eloquent and beautiful Mary Tamm who sadly passed away this past week, as well as speculate on what’s to come in Doctor Who and when we will see it. Have a listen!
Show Notes:

Mary Tamm…Died.
Multiple 50th Anniversary…Specials?
BBC America…Schedule!
New Series 7 Trailer…Coming Soon!
Doctor Who…Covers Entertainment Weekly!
Doctor Who…Cut From The Olympics!
BBC…VFX Book!

Miniscope:

Alan…Wareing!

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Radio Free Skaro #273 – The Oncoming Stormageddon

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The penultimate episode of Series 6 featured the return of one of the great Doctor-companion teams that never happened. Matt Smith and James Corden, so perfectly matched in 2010’s “The Lodger”, reunited to amuse and delight in Gareth Roberts’s wonderful follow-up “Closing Time”, a story about which the Three Who Rule were unanimous in their opinion. The Cybermen also returned and were promptly dispensed with, but who cares about them, really? Also discussed in this podcast: the inevitable rapid-fire stats, new toys, favourite Doctors, rampant pluggery and more. Radio Free Skaro, here to help!
Show Notes:

Closing…Time!
The Wedding of River Song…Broadcast Time!
Series 7…Begins Autumn 2012!
Closing Time…BBC Overnights!
The God Complex…Appreciated!
The Girl Who Waited…Final BBC Numbers!
The Gathering…Final BBC Numbers!
Christmas Special…Guest Cast!
– Sarah Jane Adventures…Episode 3 and Episode 4 Synopses!
Sarah Jane Adventures…Series 4 On North American DVD!
Reign Of Terror…Animation Sample!
Next Wave…Of Doctor Who Action Figures!
Chicago TARDIS…Guest Announcements!
The Ood Cast…Live!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

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Radio Free Skaro #272 – Nimon Sci-Fi Con

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A minotaur, a question of fear and faith, and a turning point for the Doctor and his companions…not to mention a surreal hotel from Hell! The God Complex went under the RFS microscope this week, with a smattering of opinion both favourable and somewhat less so. Add a giant brick wall o’ stats, a Sarah Jane launch date, some new guests for Gallifrey 2012, and an interview with “The Girl Who Waited” scribe Tom MacRae, and you’ve got yourself an audio file of approximately an hour in length!
Show Notes:

The God…Complex!
The Wedding of River Song…Synopsis!
Closing Time…Opening Time!
The God Complex…BBC Overnights!
The Sarah Jane Adventures…Returns October 3!
The Girl Who Waited…Appreciated!
Night Terrors…Final BBC Numbers!
The Blood Line…BBC Overnights!
Starz…Torchwood Broadcast Numbers!
The Gathering…Appreciated!
End of the Road…Final BBC Numbers!
Series 6 Complete DVD Set…More Extras!
Fictitious…TV Choice Awards!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

Interview:

Tom…MacRae!

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Radio Free Skaro #271 – Heeeeey Macarena!

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The Girl Who Waited was, to varying degrees, praised by the Three Who Rule as one of the best episodes (if not THE best, according to Warren) of this season, with acclaim for the direction, the visuals, the timey-wimey-ness, and most of all for Karen Gillan’s double performance as herself and…herself.

But wait! Torchwood: Miracle Day also wrapped up its 10 episode run with rockginas, immortals, f-bombs, and Oswald Danes doing what he does best: making the blood of civilized folk curdle.

Add a dollop of stats, DVD news and Matt Smith being a stylin’ mofo, and you’ve got yourself, well, a podcast!

Next week…..Night Terrors! Or, more accurately, The God Complex!

Show Notes:

The Girl…Who Waited!
The Blood…Line!
The Girl Who Waited…Overnights!
Night Terrors…Appreciated!
The Gathering…BBC Overnights!
End of the Road…Appreciated!
Immortal Sins…Final BBC Viewing Figures!
The God Complex…At 7:10!
Closing Time…At 6:00!
Series 6.2 DVD Set…Gives Episode Lengths!
Series 6 DVDs…In North America!
Ian Levine’s Shada…Completed!
Fictitious…Style Awards!
Chicago…TARDIS!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

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Radio Free Skaro #270 – Dolls Polyphony

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Fear Her, one of the less appreciated stories in the Doctor Who oeuvre, isn’t a story that the Three Who Rule reasoned (or hoped) would ever be brought up again in Doctor Who, but all three of your intrepid hosts got a distinct Chloe Webber/scribble monster/suburban England vibe from Mark Gatiss’s Night Terrors. That isn’t to say that they didn’t enjoy it, though. Also up for discussion was Episode 9 of Torchwood: Miracle Day, The Gathering, as that series hurdles, or stumbles, to its conclusion next week. All this and the usual dash and sprinkle of news, including the talk of the upcoming UNIT Box Set and some bona fide monumental viewing figures for SPACE in Canada.
Show Notes:

Night…Terrors!
The…Gathering!
Let’s Kill Hitler…Wins Canada!
Let’s Kill Hitler…iPlayer Success!
Series 6.2…Casting News!
The Girl Who Waited…At 7:15!
The God Complex…Synopsis!
Night Terrors…BBC Overnights!
Let’s Kill Hitler…Final BBC Ratings!
Let’s Kill Hitler…Appreciated!
End of the Road…BBC Overnights!
Immortal Sins…Appreciated!
The Middle Men…Final BBC Ratings!
Sarah Jane Adventures…Series 5 BFI Screening!
CBBC…Trailer!
UNIT…Box Set!
Invasion of the Dinosaurs & Android Invasion…On North American DVD!
Invasion of the Dinosaurs…Episode 1 Colour Status!
Target Reprints…Coming To North America!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

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Radio Free Skaro #269 – Who Do You Think You Are Kidding, Mr Hitler?

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Doctor Who is back! After what seemed equally both a long summer and a short summer, Doctor Who has returned to our screens with Let’s Kill Hitler — and of course the Three Who Rule were all over the episode to deliver their review. But wait, there’s more! Torchwood is still making its way toward the end of Miracle Day, so of course the lads throw in their two cents about End of the Road. What do they think about these new offerings from the Whoniverse? Lastly, along with the usual news and stats, we also speak with Doctor Who Brand Manager Edward Russell about his upcoming Walk for Lis!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
Doctor Who – Let’s Kill…Hitler!
Torchwood – End of the…Road!
Doctor Who Episode 13…Titled!
Next Week…Night Terrors!
The Girl Who Waited…Synopsis!
Steven Moffat Says…Full Series in 2012!
Death…Is The Only Answer!
Doctor Who – Let’s Kill Hitler…Overnights!
Immortal Sins…Overnights!
The Middle Men…Appreciated!
The Categories of Life…Final Viewing Figures!
Planet of Giants Episode 4…Audio Recording? Possibly!
Ian Levine’s…Shada!
Pyramids of Mars…Sarah Jane Adventures DVD Bonus!
Tom Baker…Big Finish Titles!
Edward Russell’s…Walk For Lis!
Edward Russell’s…Just Giving Page!

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Radio Free Skaro #268 – Half Way To Gallifrey

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It was quite a week in the many worlds of Doctor Who, headlined by a phenomenal Torchwood episode, the press screening for the return of Doctor Who in Let’s Kill Hitler, and a monumental Hugo Award win for the editors and publishers of one of our favourite books, Chicks Dig Time Lords. And on top of all that, it is precisely six months until Gallifrey One’s Network 23, so we have a feature chat with Gallifrey One Program Director Shaun Lyon. Full speed ahead!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…Episode 7!
Doctor Who and Chicks Dig Time Lords…Win Hugo Awards!
Doctor Who Returns To BBC One…August 27!
Let’s Kill Hitler…Press Screening Q&A!
Let’s Kill Hitler…Prequel!
Episode 12…Titled!
Night Terrors…Synopsis!
The Middle Men…Overnight Ratings!
The Categories of Life…Appreciated!
Escape to LA…Final Ratings!
The Mazes of Time…On Android!
City of Death…Action Figure Set!
Fourth Doctor…Bobblehead!
Elisabeth Sladen Autobiography…Due November 7!
BBC Selling…The Radio Times!
Doctor Who Magazine Subscribers…Dropping!
Edward Russell’s…Walk For Lis!
Shaun Lyon and…Gallifrey One!

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