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Radio Free Skaro #431 – Birth of the Titans

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rfs431With San Diego Comic Con looming, roving Radio Free Skaro reporter Warren Frey took it upon himself to interview Andrew James, the editor of the new Doctor Who range at Titan Comics. James spilled the beans on SDCC plans, a Doctor Who Day promotion across the U.S. and the U.K. and much more, but first…a massive (one could even say Titan-ic) amount of news. From the leak of Deep Breath (or a somewhat unfinished version of it, anyway) to action dolly news, Big Finish updates and more, the Three Who Rule were overwhelmed by an avalanche of information. And all this without an official Doctor Who panel at Comic Con! Madness. Pure madness.
Show Notes:

Series 8…Trailer!
Series 8 Trailer…1974 Style!
Deep Breath…Leaked!
BBC Worldwide…Thanks Fans!
Sanjeev Bhaskar…In Series 8!
SPACE…Confirms Deep Breath Start Time!
BFI…Sci Fi: Days Of Fear And Wonder!
The Radiophonic Workshop…Plays The BFI!
Doctor Who World Tour…Sydney Details!
Doctor Who World Tour…Seoul Details!
Big Finish…Adapts Missing Adventures!
An Unearthly Child…LEGO!
TARDIS And Eleventh Doctor…LEGO!
50th Anniversary Tribute…In LEGO!
Classic Doctor Who DVD Compendium…Details!
Cyber King…Figurine!
Walgreens…To Stock Action Dollies!
Pandorica…Yahtzee!
Titans…Geronimo Wave!
American…Doctors!
Chicago TARDIS…Big Finish Guests!
Chicago TARDIS…Writer Guests!
Chicago TARDIS…Announces Mat Irvine!
Chicago TARDIS…Announces Dominic Glynn!
Titan Comics Day…Details!
Titan Comics…SDCC Comic Pack!

Interview:

Andrew James…Of Titan Comics!

Radio Free Skaro #416 – Random Access Memories

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rfs416Sadly, a trio of recent deaths in the Doctor Who world lead off this week’s episode, as we remember the contributions of writer/actor Glyn Jones, director Derek Martinus, and the Rani herself, Kate O’Mara. But with new Doctor Who still months away, trickles of information are beginning to emerge as to the shape of Series Eight, including returning writers (Gareth Roberts), new actors (Tom Riley) and…well, that’s about it. It’s only April! One thing you won’t have to wait for is the return of Fluid Links, where the Three Who Rule once again take your questions about the show and use their tiny mind-computers to formulate opinions. Next week, it’s another classic series commentary with “The Curse of Peladon”! Whee!
Show Notes:

Glyn Jones…1931-2014.
Derek Martinus…1931-2014.
Kate O’Mara…1939-2014.
Gareth Roberts…writing for Series 8!
Episode 6…filming now!
Tom Riley…guest stars!
BBC iPlayer…available of 30 days!
The War Doctor…figurine!
K-9…slippers!
Twelfth Doctor…T-shirts!
Monster Day Out at…the Doctor Who Experience!
Radio Free Skaro on…Blue Box Podcast!
Chris talks about “The Ark” on…TARDIS Tavern!

Radio Free Skaro #401 – Nightmare in Silver

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rfs401It’s the beginning of the next 400 episodes of Radio Free Skaro, and what better way to start off this new era than with talk of Star Wars, weather in Florida, hockey, Tim Hortons and other irrelevant meanderings! The Three Who Rule eventually focused their energies and relayed what little Doctor Who news eked out this week, including such gems as new guests for Gallifrey 2014 (and the lineup for our own live show on Friday, February 14th), the return of friend of the show Phil Ford to Doctor Who, and other assorted newsy morsels.

All mere preamble to a commentary recorded this summer at Westercon for “Silver Nemesis”. We’re not saying our commentary is good, but rest assured it is better than the story itself, so have a listen to it, won’t you?

Show Notes:

Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Radio Free Skaro…Gallifrey Stands!
Doctor Who…Series 8 Begins Filming!
Phil Ford…Writes for Series 8!
Series 9…Confirmed?
BFI Matt Smith Celebration…Video!
City of Death…Novelization in Hardcover!
Doctor Who Console Video Games…Are No More!
National Television Awards…Fictitious Nominations!

Commentary:
Silver…Nemesis!

Radio Free Skaro #400 – Matt Finish

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rfs400From its origins on a humble Skype connection in 2006 to the quasi-shabby status it endures today, Radio Free Skaro has tried to entertain, inform and educate its listeners about the wonderful world of Doctor Who. And in this, its 400th episode, it may have finally succeeded. Joining us for a retrospective roundtable on the Matt Smith era were Chris and Laura Mead of the Oodcast, Luke Harrison of TMDWP, Kyle Anderson of the Doctor Who: The Writer’s Room (and Nerdist fame) and Chip, the Two Minute Time Lord. What did these luminaries, and to a much lesser extent, Steven, Warren, and Chris think of Matt Smith’s run as the Doctor? You’ll just have to listen to find out. You’ll also have to endure some blather about stats beforehand. Vegetables before you get your dessert!
Show Notes:

The Time of the Doctor…Appreciated!
The Time of the Doctor…Final Viewing Figures!
The Time of the Doctor…Sets Another BBC America Record!
Gareth Roberts…Writing for Series 8!
Tom Baker’s New Year’s…Message!
The Best of The Doctor…On Region 4 DVD!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Babelcolour’s…50th Anniversary Tribute Video!

Guests:
Luke…from TMDWP!
Kyle…from DWTWR!
Chip…from 2MTL!
Chris and Laura Sigma…from The Oodcast!

Radio Free Skaro #387 – The Velvet Web

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rfs387As we turn the corner into October in this 50th anniversary year of Doctor Who, the Three Who Rule reach the halfway point in their odyssey of covering the eras of each producer of the classic series in the Miniscope. This week, the Barry Letts epoch is the focus, a five year stretch of classic episodes that vaulted Doctor Who from a Saturday tea-time tradition to a British television institution. A lifelong fan of the era, Gary Russell, who has been involved with the show in many ways since the early 1980s, joins us to discuss the many strengths of Letts’s time on the show. Steven, Warren, and Chris also reunite to discuss the news of the week, including details of a worldwide simulcast of The Day of the Doctor, which were announced earlier this week. Fun and exciting!
Show Notes:

Doctor Who simulcast…in 75 countries!
Doctor Who Revisited…coming to Space!
The Tenth Doctor…Revisited!
Sherlock, The Doctor, and Me…with Steven Moffat!
Pup Ltd Doctor Who…show reel!
Doctor Who loses…at the Welshies!
Gareth Roberts is novelizing…City of Death!
Tenth Doctor ebook…by Derek Landy!
Edmonton Doctor Who themed…election signs!

Miniscope

Barry Letts

Guest

Gary Russell

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Radio Free Skaro #299 – Star Trek XII: So Very Tired

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Gally is over for another year. While the Three Who Rule briefly reminisce about the glory that was Gallifrey One’s Network 23 in this episode of Radio Free Skaro, it’s back to normal for podcaster and listener alike for the next few months – at least until next year’s The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One, or y’know, until the new series of Doctor Who starts in the autumn. To help us get back into the swing of things, we present to you a commentary on the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas special, The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe, as well as a smattering of news and views of what was missed while we were all living it up at Gally.

Sigh…we miss Gally.

Show Notes:

Gallifrey…One!
Series 7…Casting Update!
Shada Novelization…Release Date!
Michael Troughton Records…Ice Warriors Commentary!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…On North American DVD/Blu-ray!
Ninth Doctor Costume…T-Shirt!
Eighth Doctor…Maxi-Bust!
Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock to use…Unreal Engine 3!
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games…Cancelled!
Karen Gillan to attend…the official Doctor Who Convention!
Peter Halliday…Dies.

Commentary:

The Doctor, The Widow…and The Wardrobe!

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SPACE Podcast – September 30, 2011

SPACE Podcast – September 30, 2011. Click here to listen!
The Three Who Rule chime in with a capsule review of Gareth Roberts’ Closing Time, and Cynthia Loyst, the new InnerSPACE host, makes her first appearance, all on the latest InnerSPACE podcast!

For the uninitiated, the InnerSPACE Podcast is the official podcast from SPACE Channel, the Canadian home of Doctor Who. Hosted by Mark Askwith, this weekly podcast features chatter about various news and events in the sci-fi world, as well as banter about the various shows that air on SPACE including Doctor Who.

Listen to the episode in the media player above, or check out the podcast on the SPACE website here.

Doctor Who Episode 12 Title

Continuing in the new tradition of stealing the BBC’s thunder, a BBC America press release today revealed the title of Gareth Roberts’ episode 12 as Closing Time.

The BBC had thus far kept the titles for Episodes 12 and 13 under wraps, but with this announcement, all titles are now known for the latter half of Series 6 with the exception of Steven Moffat’s Episode 13 finale. Of course nobody outside of the production office knows when that last title will be revealed, but it wouldn’t be surprising if the BBC kept it hidden for a while yet, despite the imminent return of the series.

The episodes titles for the latter half of Series 6 are:

8. Let’s Kill Hitler, by Steven Moffat
9. Night Terrors, by Mark Gatiss
10. The Girl Who Waited, by Tom MacRae
11. The God Complex, by Toby Whithouse
12. Closing Time, by Gareth Roberts
13. Unknown, by Steven Moffat

The BBC America press release can be found here.

Radio Free Skaro #246 – Phantom Of The Optera

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After an almost three month wait, there was some new Doctor Who content to discuss in the form of two short scenes written for the BBC’s Red Nose Day coverage. As well, news hit the wire we’ll be getting a little extra Who in the form of prequel mini-episodes for a few Series 6 stories. Such an occasion always attracts guests, and so Luke from TMDWP drops in to share his two cents, while also ably aiding the Three Who Rule in slicing, dicing and dissecting the Doctor Who career of director Richard Martin. Martin directed several early Hartnell stories, but whether he directed them well or not was the main point of the discussion…
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
The Minute…Doctor Who Podcast!
Red Nose…Day!
Series 6…Prequel Snippets!
Series 6…Episode 1 and 2 Titles!
Series 6…Episode 3-7 Titles!
Michael Sheen…in Doctor Who!
Lords…Of The Red Planet!
Spearhead From Space…Revisitations DVD Extras!
Terror Of The Autons…DVD Extras!
Target Books…Republished!
Tom Baker…Joins Big Finish!
Sarah Jane Adventures…Fictitious RTS Award!
Steven Moffat…Fictitious RTS Award #1! And Fictitious RTS Award #2!
Fictitious…Eagle Awards!
Colin Baker And Nicola Bryant…Join Twitter!
Michael Gough…Dies.
Nicholas Courtney…Charity Appeal!

Miniscope (Richard Martin):

The…Daleks!
The Edge…Of Destruction!
The Dalek Invasion…Of Earth!
The Web…Planet!
The…Chase!

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Radio Free Skaro #243 – Five Rounds Rapid

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The world of Doctor Who lost one of its icons this past week, and all fans are mourning the passing of our beloved Brigadier, Nicholas Courtney. The highs from Gallifrey came crashing down as the news of Courtney’s death hit earlier in the week, and it was only fitting that a Courtney tribute episode be recorded. We welcomed Doctor Who script editor, New Adventures author and Doctor Who Magazine editor, Big Finish producer and life-long Doctor Who fan Gary Russell on the show to reminisce about his experiences with the wonderful Mr. Courtney. Please join us as we remember Sir Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, the man who portrayed him as well as cover the news of the week.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Gareth Roberts…Writes For Series 6!
James Corden…Returns!
David Walliams…Cast!
Doctor Who…MMO!
Planet Of The Spiders…DVD Extras!
Frontios…DVD Extras!
Doctor Who Radio Plays…Box Set!
Doctor Who…Ranked By IGN!
Vincent And The Doctor…Nominated For A Nebula!
A Christmas Carol…Nominated For A Saturn!
Revelation of the Daleks…Action Figures!
Doctor Who…Charity Book!
Nick Courtney…Dies.

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