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Radio Free Skaro #572 – Comic Sans


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As the weeks tick slowly down to new Doctor Who, we have a short teaser to discuss, with sparks and Capaldi hair and Nardole and Bill! Gallifrey One 2018 tickets go on sale soon, so get your purchasing fingers limbered! The Series 10 premiere will hit theatres in April, and we salute John Hurt’s last turn as the War Doctor in the Big Finish production “Casualties of War”! Finally, we have two interviews from Gallifrey One for you, with novelist, comic book scribe and Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell, as well as Titan Comics brand manager Chris Thompson!
Links:

Gallifrey One 2018 tickets go on sale April 8
Series 10 teaser
First five Series 10 episode titles revealed?
US cinemas will get the Series 10 premiere April 17 & 19
Trailer for Big Finish “Casualties of War”, John Hurt’s last performance as the War Doctor
Disney Time Tom Baker links from 1975
Missing Who event May 27, ft. Deborah Watling, Peter Purves, Sue Malden, Philip Morris, Graham Strong
Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later

Interviews:

Chris Thompson
Paul Cornell

Radio Free Skaro #566 – Never Cruel Or Cowardly


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It is with a heavy heart that we mark the passing of acting legend John Hurt, beloved by Whovians for his portrayal of the War Doctor in “The Day of the Doctor” but with a career spanning the best of film, TV, and the stage. In happier news, we can now announce the guests for our Gallifrey One live show (contained within) and some other notable Gally news, updates and miscellany! We also announce the winner of our Whographica giveaway contest! Plus stats (bleh) and a commentary for the 1978 story “The Ribos Operation”! To me, Sholakh!
Links:

John Hurt died.
Radio Free Skaro… Live From Gallifrey One 2017!
Gallifrey One guest update and reception info!
Who’s Queer Now? featuring Russell T Davies!
Class BBC One ratings!

Commentary:

The Ribos Operation!

Radio Free Skaro #499 – Knightmare On Elm Street

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rfs499The Doctor reunites with Ashildr/Me…but is she a friend of an enemy? More to the point, was “The Woman Who Lived” better or worse than the episode that preceded it, “The Girl Who Died?” Also, is it possible to contain the sheer amount of squee generated when Sir John Hurt was announced as a guest at Gallifrey One? Perhaps the antidote (or “anti-squee”, if you will) is an upcoming K-9 film…co-starring Omega? The mind reels! Anyway, listen on, and look out, England, Steven and Warren are coming to visit you next week!
Show notes:

Doctor Who, Series 9, Episode 6 “The Woman Who Lived”
Is this the last we’ll see of Maisie Williams in Doctor Who?
“The Girl Who Died” AI of 82
“Before The Flood” final ratings: 6.05m
Jamie Mathieson, Rachel Talalay returning to Gallifrey One
Sir John Hurt attending Gallifrey One
Storyboards for “The Day of the Doctor” feature the 9th Doctor
Nothing At The End Of The Lane, Issue 4
New movie “K9: Timequake” coming to theatres in 2017

Radio Free Skaro #497 – A Fifth Of Beethoven

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rfs497“Before the Flood” left Warren baffled and Steven and Chris intrigued, but what else did your three hosts think of the second episode of Toby Whitehouse’s brain-twisting two-parter? Did the paradoxes and guitar solos excite or infuriate them? More to the point, what developments in both LEGO, Big Finish audios and increasingly pointless DVD covers caught their eye? WHAT I ASK YOU!? Listen, and find out!
Show notes:

Doctor Who “Before The Flood”
The Bootstrap Paradox
“Under The Lake” AI of 84
“The Witch’s Familiar” final ratings
“The Magician’s Apprentice” iPlayer figures
Coming December 1: Doctor Who LEGO Ideas set
Coming Soon: BBC Store
“The Underwater Menace” DVD details
Doctor Who Christmas Specials box set available with TARDIS speakers
The War Doctor comes to Big Finish
Stuntman Derek Ware dies
Radio Free Skaro at Long Island Doctor Who

Radio Free Skaro #481 – Tin Can Danny

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rfs481The news reached dire levels of non-existence this week, but the Three Who Rule soldiered on in exactly the sort of way Twelve would have roundly disapproved of. Despite there being little movement other than comic book rumblings (in the fall, no less!) there was a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of the commentary for “Death In Heaven”, with none other than the inestimable J.R. Southall of the Blue Box Podcast and Starburst Magazine lending us his sharp eye, keen brain and devastating wit.
Show notes:

This Is…Colin Baker!
Disney XD…Doctor Who Trailer!
Titan’s Tenth Doctor Year 2…Starts In September!
Si Spurrier…Writes For Titan’s Eleventh Doctor Year Two!
Symphonic Spectacular…On Home Video?
John Hurt…Diagnosed With Cancer.

Commentary:
Death…In Heaven!
JR…Southall!

Radio Free Skaro #455 – Andrew Smith, When The Mists Fell

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rfs455Fancy a return to Alzarius? We did, so we contacted classic Doctor Who and Big Finish writer Andrew Smith about “Mistfall,” his upcoming Big Finish audio play which sends the Fifth Doctor, Turlough, Nyssa and Tegan back to E-Space. Andrew also joins us to look at the news of the week, including stats, plush Tennants, and a possible controversy concerning Netflix! Toby Hadoke also makes a special appearance to reflect with Steven on the life and times of Bernard Kay, the accomplished actor who appeared in The Daleks, the Crusade, The Faceless Ones and Colony in Space, and who sadly passed away this week. Enjoy, and look forward to next week, where we continue our Chicago TARDIS interviews with the fantastic Camille Coduri!
Show Notes:

Last Christmas…BBC Ratings!
Last Christmas…Appreciated!
The Radio Times…Ranks The Christmas Specials!
Daniel O’Hara…Directing In Series 9?
BBC America…Timeshifting!
Sir…War Doctor!
Tenth Doctor…Plush!
US Netflix…Losing Doctor Who?
Bernard Kay…Died.
Mistfall!
Full Circle…Audiobook!

Guests:

Andrew…Smith!
Toby…Hadoke!

Radio Free Skaro #381 – Silver Fox

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rfs381The Three Who Rule welcome back our very good friend Chip from the Two-minute Time Lord podcast as we all talk over Neil Gaiman’s most recent Doctor Who effort, Nightmare in Silver. Has some time and distance since the story’s initial broadcast allowed our hearts to warm to it more, or was the extremely divisive reaction from fandom warranted and still valid? Will the effort satisfy 80s Hair Band pedants? News of the week, with Chip filling in for a very busy Warren, and which includes talk of what might just be the worst merchandise tie-in ever, rounds out this episode of Radio Free Skaro. Excelsior!
Show Notes:

Doctor Who Magazine 464…Cover!
Capaldi…To Remain Scottish?
Regeneration Limit…Acknowledged!
RTD…Talks Capaldi!
The Three Doctors…On Screen!
Christopher Eccleston’s…Message To The BFI!
Future Doctor Who BFI Screening…Details!
Peter Jackson Rumours…Just Won’t Die!
William Hartnell Interview…Details!
2013 Doctor Who Prom…BBC One Transmission!
Eighth Doctor…eBook!
The Light At The End…Hipster Release!
Talking Sonic Screwdriver…Pizza Cutter?!?!
Guinness World Record…For Daleks!
Two-minute…Time Lord!

Commentary

Nightmare…In Silver!

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Radio Free Skaro #360 – Quadracyclephenia

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New Doctor Who! And given such an auspicious occasion, it was no surprise that the Three Who Rule yammered on at length about “The Bells of Saint John,” and then further prognosticated on the news that David Tennant and Billie Piper will in fact return for the 50th anniversary special. Debate on the proper levels of fanwankiness for the special, speculation on the many hints and tidbits Moffat has seeded throughout his tenure leading up to November 23rd, 2013 and other wishes and dreams for the upcoming season were all grist for the fevered (and possibly insane) minds of the RFS crew. All this and various other tidbits of news, and more importantly, no stats. (Don’t worry, stats will be back in full force next week).
Show Notes:

The Bells…Of Saint John!
Tennant and Piper…Return!
Series 7B…In New Zealand!
Series 7B…Episode Titles!
Matt Smith…Hangs Around For 2014!
Demon’s Run…Two Days Later!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Doctor Who Stuff…On Playstation Home!
The Mill…Closing The TV Division?
Doctor Who Stamps…Are Popular!
Series 7B…DVD Extras!
Terror of the Zygons…DVD Delayed!
Regenerations…DVD Box Set!?
Doctor Who…Wins A Peabody Award!
Hugo Award…2013 Nominees!

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