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Radio Free Skaro #571 – Silver Nitrate


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Post-Gally blues…or post-Gally buzz? The Three Who Rule were in high spirits this week, energized by a most wonderful gathering of the tribe in Los Angeles. This episode presents two interviews from Gallifrey One, first with TV consultant for the BFI, Dick Fiddy, and second with Red Dwarf and Doctor Who costume designer Howard Burden! Tally ho!
Links:

Class final BBC One viewing figures
Series 10 Parts 1 & 2 DVD and Blu-Ray
Pertwee Years interview collection
Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later

Interviews:

Dick Fiddy
Howard Burden

Radio Free Skaro #553 – Dr. Who and the Computers

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 3 of Class occurs from 5:35-23:30.


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rfs553Daleks! Cybermen! And Class! Yes, We’ve got news of “The Power of the Daleks”, which will make it to Canadian cinemas later than everywhere else (as is right and proper, or at least expected), and our (spoiler time stamped) review of Class Episode 3, “Nightvisiting”! But the main event is a look at the legacy of Cybermen creators Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis with Blue Box Podcast host J.R. Southall in…the Miniscope!
Links:

Class, Episode 3 “Nightvisiting”
Three Class novels have been released
Doctor Who Christmas Special Preview from BBC America
50th anniversary of the first regeneration in Doctor Who
“The Power of the Daleks” DVD artwork & extras
“The Power of the Daleks” coming to Canadian cinemas on November 30
“The Power of the Daleks” coming to Australian Cinemas on November 12
Doctor Who Comics Humble Bundle from Titan Comics
Original Doctor Who Hardcover Books Being Reprinted
Jon Pertwee Gets A Blue Plaque

Miniscope:

Kit Pedler
Gerry Davis

Guest:

JR Southall from The Blue Box Podcast

Radio Free Skaro #549 – Doctor Spats

rfs549The spinoff Class continues to dominate discussion amongst the Doctor Who intelligentsia, with a panel incoming this week at NYCC and controversy raging about the late arrival of said spin-off in the United States of America. And for a second week running (to cover for technical SNAFUs last week at Edmonton Expo) we have another edition of Fluid Links! Listen, and feel both artron and rift energy surge through you in a fit of discontinuity!


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Links:

Class airs in Australia on ABC2 starting October 24
Class – Behind The Scenes
Doctor Who panels streaming at NYCC
Amazon Video streaming Doctor Who panel on October 7
DWAS Polarity Day Celebrates The Third Doctor on October 23

Radio Free Skaro #530 – Birdemic: Shock and Terror


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rfs530Comics, commentaries, audio adventures (both new and rumoured) and a celebration of Doctor Who’s many female scientists make for a busier newslist than usual in this, The Year With No Doctor Who, and this week you even get bonus tut-tutting about Target book arrangements and criminal dips to black on CraveTV’s streaming editions of the programme. A summons to the high court of the League of Fandom is in the maoi and should be arriving at their offices soon, fear not. And if that made-up legal nonsense doesn’t engage you, how about a commentary for “Face the Raven” with Deb Stanish of Verity! fame and Alyssa of Whovian Feminism?
Links:

Third Doctor…Titan Comics Series!
Doctor Who’s…Inspiring Female Scientists!
Tennant and Tate…Big Finish Interview!
Barrowman and Coduri…Recorded For Big Finish!
Series 4…On Blu-Ray In North America!
New Commentaries… For Some Of The Hartnell Era!
New Commentary…For The Daemons!
Alec Wheal…Died

Commentary:

Face…The Raven!
Deborah…Stanish!
Alyssa…From Whovian Feminism!

Radio Free Skaro #486 – The Devil in Red Velvet

Radio Free Skaro #486 – Click here to listen!

rfs486Conventions and clips dominate the news, with events in Germany, Australia and of course goings on concerning the upcoming Long Island Who, but also a look back at the New Adventures era through the fine folk at Myth Makers and a very…old-fashioned look through newsreel footage at the wedding of Jon Pertwee. The Man Himself is also the subject of a recently unearthed (and Youtubed) documentary, not to mention the focus of much praise from current TARDIS resident Peter Capaldi, who praises Three in an interview with Christel Dee on the Doctor Who Fan Show. All mere prelude to the return of Fluid Links, where we answer your questions about the program, no matter how silly or sublime!
Show notes:

Peter Capaldi…On The Doctor Who Fan Show!
Magician’s Apprentice…Cinema Screening!
Australian Doctor Who Festival…New Guests!
Germany Gets Series 9…In December!
The Doctor’s…Finest!
Berlin…Doctor Who Apple Store Event!
Myth Makers…New Adventures Documentary!
Chasing Shadows…And Missing Episodes!
Jon Pertwee…Documentary!
Long Island Who…New Guests Announced!
Jon Pertwee…Newsreel Wedding Footage!

July 2012 North America Doctor Who DVD Releases

Two new classic Doctor Who DVD releases have been announced for North America in July, featuring the last complete Patrick Troughton story from 1969 and Jon Pertwee’s final Dalek story from 1974.

Season 6’s The Krotons is one of only six complete Patrick Troughton stories known to exist. While not looked at fondly by many fans, it does feature the Who debuts of writer Robert Holmes and actor Philip Madoc. The extra features on the DVD release are anchored by the keenly anticipated documentary “Second Time Around: The Troughton Years”, a 52-minute retrospective of the Second Doctor era, produced by Ed Stradling.

Smack dab in the middle of Season 11 is Death to the Daleks, which sees the Third Doctor meeting the Daleks for the last time, and Sarah Jane Smith encountering them for the very first time. A unique element of the production of this story is that a large amount of behind-the-scenes studio footage exists, and it is this footage that forms the basis of much of the extra features on the DVD.

Both releases, coming to store shelves on July 10, will each be single disc sets and carry an MSRP of $24.98. More details about these releases can be found at TVShowsOnDVD.com.

Update: Full cover art for both releases is now available. Click on the artwork for either of these titles for a larger version.

April 2012 North America Doctor Who DVD Releases

The April 2012 Doctor Who DVD releases have been announced, and we’ll see one new title and one Revisitations title.

Hitting store shelves on April 10, The Daemons will not have the Return To Devil’s End featurette on it, but that was known a while ago. We will, however, get a new Aldbourne-based documentary along with a tribute to Barry Letts and the usual fare of a commentary, photo gallery, Coming Soon trailer, and more.

Another Pertwee story rounds out the month’s offerings with the Special Edition release of Carnival of Monsters, the great Robert Holmes story that brought us, and our dear listeners, the concept of the Miniscope. Along with the commentary track from the original release, we get a new commentary track along with featurettes on puppetry and CSO, extended/alternate/deleted scenes and of course the content from the initial DVD release of the story.

For more details, including a complete listing of the special features, check out the post at TV Shows On DVD.

Update: The full list of extras has now been made available and can be found at TVShowsOnDVD.com. Among the awesome-sounding bonus material is a featurette on colour testing for The Daemons done in 1992 and an early edit of Episode 2 from Carnival of Monsters.

Each of these titles is a 2-disc release with an MSRP of $34.98. Click on the artwork for larger versions.

Doctor Who – UNIT Box DVDs

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Doctor Who blog Blogtor Who has noted that being featured in the Coming Soon trailer from the upcoming Colony in Space DVD is The UNIT Box.

The UNIT Box will be a 2-story release featuring the Jon Pertwee story Invasion of the Dinosaurs and the final Tom Baker-era UNIT story The Android Invasion. Details regarding contents or price, and the release date itself, are as yet unknown, though this source states an early 2012 release is most likely; the Colony in Space DVD, on which the Coming Soon trailer appears, is set for a UK release on October 3 and US/Canada release on November 8.

The BBFC classification for the UNIT Box trailer came through in late July, though recently Colony in Space screener copies have made their way to review outlets making the information more widespread.

Radio Free Skaro #178 – Fnargengruven

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rfs178In a move that could be precipitated only by Slownewsweekor, the Three Who Rule relied upon Torchwood discussion to fuel the latest Radio Free Skaro episode. The news of Torchwood maybe coming to America hit like a ton of bricks and startled much of the Doctor Who world, causing panic and looting; there may or may not have been talk of small children getting crushed underfoot as a result.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Gallifrey One…Schedule!
Torchwood…USA!
Fictitious…National Television Awards!
Doctor Who…Video Games!
The Space Museum…DVD Extras!
The Chase…DVD Extras!
The Time Monster…DVD Extras!
The Creature From The Pit…DVD Extras!
The Horns of Nimon…DVD Extras!
BBC…Shownar!

March 2010 North American DVD Releases

DoctorWho_DalekWarThe next batch of North American DVDs has been announced, and March 2, 2010 will see the releases of the Special Edition of Remembrance of the Daleks alongside the much-anticipated Dalek War box set containing the Jon Pertwee stories Frontier in Space and Planet of the Daleks. Both of these titles have already been released in the UK, and of course Planet of the Daleks features the much-anticipated recolourized version of Episode 3 while the Remembrance of the Daleks Special Edition is the version previously found in the UK-only Davros box set from a couple years back. Suggested retail price for Remembrance of the Daleks will be $24.98 while the Dalek War box set will set you back $59.98 at SRP.