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Radio Free Skaro #617 – Two Direction


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The Series 11 news train continues unabated, with director announcements, pointless speculation on the amount of Doctor Who content headed our way from the BBC, Gallifrey One news, Time Lord science (which is elevated in Leicester), and a brief but lovely interview from Long Island Who with Dalek operator and Big Finish writer and director Barnaby Edwards!
Links:

Series 11 Block 2 directed by Mark Tonderai
Series 11 Block 3 directed by Sallie Aprahamian
Series 11 to be over 11 hours?
Whittaker will use her Yorkshire accent
Whittaker filmed her regeneration scene the day after she was announced as The Doctor
Steven Moffat Fan Show interview, part 1
Gally adds Redgrave, loses Clarke, Richardson and Ford
Gally announced more guests, sale of reception tickets
Gally exclusive Titan Twelfth Doctor cover
Science of the Time Lords
David Fisher died
David Fisher Miniscope

Interview:

Barnaby Edwards
Long Island Who

Radio Free Skaro #616 – No Unwanted Opinions Please


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Welcome to 2018 which, for now at least, is the Time of Not Much Happening, exemplified by a rather sparse news list this week in the form of “Twice Upon A Time” stats, writer non-participation, new Gallifrey One guests, and the fact that Doctor Who is filming in South Africa! But also, for your edification and entertainment, we also have an interview with Sophie Aldred and Lisa Greenwood from Chicago TARDIS. Listen, enjoy and patiently wait for Series 11 with the rest of us!
Links:

Doctor Who filming in South Africa?
Sarah Dollard not writing for Series 11
Twice Upon A Time final BBC One viewing figure
Gallifrey One welcomes Brian Minchin, Lindsey Alford, Paul Cornell, Caroline Symcox, Keith Barnfather, Bill Baggs and others
Chicago TARDIS 2018 tickets on sale
Blake’s 7 turns 40

Interview:

Sophie Aldred
Lisa Greenwood
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #615 – The Three Doctors


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A year is about to expire, with a new 365 days around the sun just around the corner, and with this transition comes…stats. Yes, those of you who need to know the intimate details of eyeballs upon telescreens during the airing of “Twice Upon a Time”, fret no longer, we have all that information and more, including a truly mindbending look at how television scientists (including several Restoration Team boffins) extracted footage of Morecambe and Wise from a film canister full of goo. Plus news of a Bill Potts action dolly, Britbox coming to Canada, and an interview from Chicago TARDIS with three Doctors, the trio of physicians in question being Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy! Let’s hope all of you have a happy New Year with no complications!
Links:

Twice Upon A Time BBC Overnights
Twice Upon A Time UK Audience Appreciation
TARDIS set disassembly
Capaldi writes to unsure fan
BritBox coming to Canada in 2018
Morecambe & Wise episode restoration
Peter Capaldi Years Blu-Ray Set
Bill action figure
2017 Doctor Who In Memoriam
LI Who on hiatus

Interview:
Peter Davison
Colin Baker
Sylvester McCoy
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #613 – It Won’t Be Easy


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Only a week and several more hours until “Twice Upon a Time”, and the Whovian Hype Machine ™ is in full swing, with new clips, a behind the scenes look at the making of the Xmas special airing on Space, and and AND Big Finish releases their new First Doctor adventures on Xmas Day! It’s beginning to look a lot like Hartnell…er, Bradley! Plus, Gallifrey One panels, Amazon Prime news, and so much more! And this week’s interview is with Big Finish jack-of-all-trades and Dalek voiceman Nick Briggs from Chicago TARDIS!
Links:

Second Twice Upon A Time trailer
New Twice Upon A Time clip
Doctor Puppet tribute to the 12th Doctor
SPACE airing Twice Upon A Time at 9pm EST and a Christmas Day marathon of Series 10
SPACE “End of an Era” special
Steven Moffat calls Doctor Who “the greatest show in the world”
BBC America airing Twice Upon A Time at 9e/8c and “Farewell to Peter Capaldi” special afterward
BBC America week-long Doctor Who marathon
Amazon Prime Video in the US gets Series 10 in January
Big Finish First Doctor Adventures Vol. 1 comes out December 25
WhoTalk Earthshock and Edge of Destruction commentaries
First all-female author Doctor Who children’s book due on International Women’s Day
Gallifrey One 2018 call for panelists

Interview:

Nicholas Briggs
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #612 – 120 BPM


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Doctor Who musical legend Dudley Simpson passed away recently, and his amount of work in Doctor Who was so massive that it warranted a special Miniscope to cover it! And who better to invite along for this tribute than Mark Ayres, a fan of Dudley’s himself, but also the musical maestro tasked with honouring the recent release of “Shada” with a delectably Dudley-esque score. Also, Advent Calendars galore, Christmas Specials, “Twice Upon a Time”, and more!
Links:

BBC Doctor Who Adventure Calendar
“Twice Upon A Time” BBC One broadcast will be 5:30PM
“Twice Upon a Time” promo pics
BBC One Christmas Trailer
“Twice Upon a Time” DVD/Blu-ray artwork
Graham Kibble-White interview with Steven Moffat
Win a lunch with Russell T Davies!

Miniscope:

Dudley Simpson
Mark Ayres

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 #610 – And Then There’s The Accent


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It’s the weekend of American Thanksgiving, which can only mean one thing in the Doctor Who world – Chicago TARDIS! Steven once again represented the Three Who Rule in the midwest, getting interviews, meeting many Doctor Who fans, and generally creating mayhem (he was in bed by 11:00pm every night). And this episode features an onstage interview with Doctor the Fifth, Peter Davison, and Tegan Jovanka herself, Janet Fielding! Also, Paul Booth drops by to talk about the various news items of the week, including many exciting details about the new release of “Shada”!
Links:

Tom Baker Doctor Who Day message
Tom Baker records new live action scene for “Shada”
First Look at “Shada”
A BBC Radio 2 special ft. Jo Whiley & Peter Capaldi airs Dec 21
Jodie Whittaker will run 6 Music on Christmas Eve from 6pm-2am
The UK North will get special advance screenings of “Twice Upon A Time”
Delia Derbyshire gets posthumous PhD
Peter Davison
Chicago TARDIS

Interview:

Peter Davison
Janet Fielding

Guest:

Paul Booth

Radio Free Skaro #608 – As The World Falls Down


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This week on Radio Free Skaro, join two thirds of The Three Who Rule from Long Island Who as Steven and Warren are joined by Deb from Verity! and Alyssa from Whovian Feminism and This Week in Time Travel to talk about the sad passing of Doctor Who music icon Dudley Simpson, some upcoming DVD and audio releases (like Star Cops from Big Finish!), but really dig in to the main event: the new outfit unveiled for Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor! Also in this episode: the first of a two-part interview with director Rachel Talalay, and Luke from TMDWP joins us to talk about “World Enough and Time”!
Links:

Jodie Whittaker’s costume revealed
References in Jodie Whittaker’s costume
The Vanity Fair take on Whittaker’s costume
The Vogue take on Whittaker’s costume
Dudley Simpson dies at age 95
Children in Need to have Twice Upon A Time clip
William Hartnell years of “The Doctors” interview series due on DVD Nov 13
The Daemons of Devil’s End due on DVD on Nov 13
Big Finish announces new Star Cops audio series
LI Who 5, November 10-12

Interview:

Rachel Talalay

Second Chances:

Luke Harrison
World Enough and Time

Radio Free Skaro #577 – Second Chances


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It’s a week before new Doctor Who, which means a veritable tsunami of news, previews and madness, including the surprise reveal that John Simm will come back as the Master and possibly cause a shipping paradox the likes of which hasn’t been seen since SuperWhoLock! In other surprises, Britbox announced they’re streaming most of Classic Who, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” was nominated for a Hugo, and we have a new segment called Second Chances looking at that very story with Titan Comic Tenth Doctor scribe Nick Abadzis!
Links:

Series 10 wrapped filming!
Series 10, second trailer!
John Simm returns as The Master!
The Pilot airs at 7:20pm on BBC One!
Smile synopsis!
Series 10 first 10 titles & writers & directors!
Series 10 press pack interviews!
Introducing Bill Potts!
Series 10 teaser image!
Christmas Special begins filming in July!
Pearl Mackie only around for one year?
Prime in New Zealand begins Series 10 on April 17!
BritBox brings Classic Who back to streaming!
Doctor Who Comics Day is September 2!
Doctor Mysterio gets a Hugo nomination!
Tim Piggot-Smith died.
Gallifrey One 2018 tickets went on sale!

Interview:

Nick Abadzis
The Return of Doctor Mysterio!

Radio Free Skaro #565 – Warning: Graphic Content


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Dollies, Nardole and a reliably batty, 83 years young Tom Baker are the mere froth on the fancy latte of Whographica, an exquisite collection of infographics featuring incredibly nerdy deep dives into the corners and recesses of Doctor Who trivia. We interviewed authors Simon Guerrier, Steve O’Brien and Ben Morris, to find out what went into this expansive and frankly obsessive labour of love. Adjust your rectangular framed glasses, straighten your turtleneck, and enjoy! And listen in to see how you can win a copy of Whographica (courtesy BBC Books) of your very own!
Links:

Gallifrey One guest update!
Gallifrey One miscellaneous update!
Matt Lucas sticks around for longer!
Class viewing figures for episodes 3 & 4!
Class episodes 1 and 2 appreciated!
Upcoming 5.5″ action figures!
Playmobil pop culture figures!
Happy birthday Tom Baker!
Rodney Bennett died.

Interview:

Whographica!
Simon Guerrier
Steve O’Brien
Ben Morris

Contest:

Win a copy of Whographica!

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