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Radio Free Skaro #556 – Reanimation of the Daleks

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 6 of Class occurs from 19:10-34:00.


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rfs556The Daleks return to North America this week from the dustbins of history and into your iTunes/BBC America/other in the form of “The Power of the Daleks” in its reanimated glory. And the Three Who Rule are on the case, in the form of interviews with both soundsmith extraordinaire Mark Ayres and Whostorian Toby Hadoke about the making of the animated episodes, as well as the upcoming DVD extras! We also have our usual review of Class, a look at new footgage from “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” and Children In Need, a bloggy Easter Egg from Jamie Mathieson, and more!
Links:

Class episode 6, “Detained”
Return of Doctor Mysterio clip on Children In Need
Pudsey goes missing…featuring The Doctor!
US cinemas get The Return of Doctor Mysterio
Jamie Mathieson and Rona Munro are writing for Series 10
Jamie Mathieson talks about writing for Series 10
Target book guide, “Based on the Popular Television Serial”
The Power of the Daleks

Interviews:
Mark Ayres
Toby Hadoke

Radio Free Skaro #545 – The Mark of the Ayres


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rfs545A chance meeting with a newly married couple blessed by one Mr. Peter Capaldi, dribs and drabs of Class news, and….a Miniscope! Musical scientist Mark Ayres is the subject of keen-eyed observations from the Three Who Rule, only one of which (Steven) have any real musical expertise but the bulk of the Miniscope is an interview with said Mr. Ayres, a scholar and gentleman tunesmith of the highest renown. Open your ears and enjoy!
Links:

First promo image of Class, filming has wrapped
Class tie-in novels coming; logo revealed?
Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie coming to Toronto on October 5
Wedding greeting from Capaldi to newlyweds Brian & Lesley
Remembrance of the Daleks commentary from Who Talk w/Toby Hadoke and guests
“Heaven Sent” editor Will Oswald gets Welsh BAFTA nomination

Interview/Miniscope:
Mark Ayres

Radio Free Skaro #440 – All Hail The Great Architect

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rfs440The beauty of Doctor Who is that it can be any story, anywhere and anywhen…and yet inexplicably there’s never really been a heist episode. Well, no longer! “Time Heist,” by writer Steve Thompson of “Curse of the Black Spot” and “Journey to the Center of the TARDIS” (ahem) fame. Did this story surpass his previous attempts? The reception by the Three Who Rule is mixed, to say the least. We also have an interview with writer and Peter Harness, the scribe behind “Kill the Moon.” And that’s what you call a podcast with things in it, so listen and enjoy!
Show Notes:

Time…Heist!
Time Heist…Overnight BBC Viewing Figures!
Listen…Final BBC Ratings!
Listen…Appreciated!
The Caretaker…Broadcast Time!
Kill The Moon…Synopsis!
2014 Christmas Special…Guest Stars!
Angus Lennie…Died.
David Tennant Years DVD Set…UK Release!
Ghost Light Soundtrack…On Vinyl!
Big Finish…2015 Peter Davison Stories!
Eleventh Doctor…New Action Dollie!
Steven writes an article…for Starburst Magazine!
Doctor Who panel…at Edmonton Expo!
Support Radio Free Skaro…on Patreon!

Interview:

Peter…Harness!

Radio Free Skaro #419 – Mazza Kazza Jazza

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rfs419An exciting time for Doctor Who and other genre fans in southern Alberta as they descended upon the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in their thousands upon thousands to witness, among other events, the Matt Smith and Karen Gillan panel! Our own Steven files his report from the con, including audio from the panel itself! Later, Mark Ayres drops by to talk about the massive 11-disc box set containing music from 50 years of Doctor Who (available for pre-order now!), including shedding some light on those long lost Dudley Simpson tracks that are now available for you to buy! A jam packed episode celebrating a jam packed week in Doctor Who!
Show Notes:

Naheed…Nenshi!
Calgary…Expo!
The Empire…Strips Back!
Tenth Doctor…New Companion!
Eleventh Doctor…New Companion!
Titan Comics…Issue 2 Preview!
50 Years…Of Doctor Who Comics!
British…Pathé!
Big Chief…Fourth Doctor!
Doctor Who Soundtrack Box Set…Standard Release!

Interview:

Mark…Ayres!

Radiophonic Workshop at Chichester University

This past weekend, the beloved Radiophonic Workshop, in the form of Dick Mills, Peter Howell, Mark Ayres, Roger Limb, Paddy Kingsland, and new addition Kieron Pepper, and hosted by Dr. Matthew Sweet spent a day at Chichester University delivering talks and panels as well as a live performance. While we at Radio Free Skaro were nowhere near the event, much as we’d have enjoyed it, thankfully some wonderful people who were there have shared their experience online.

Jo Eyre, an associate lecturer at the university who worked with the Workshop for the event, provided a plethora of photos from the panels, as well as some wonderful shots of the Workshop team performing their concert. It looked like an amazing experience, and our jealousy extends to everyone lucky enough to attend.

Additionally, Tim Fitzgerald posted a video of the Radiophonic Workshop doing a live performance of the Doctor Who theme. Take a look!

The event blog has a lot more stuff too, all worth checking out. What an amazing day it must have been!

August 2011 North America Doctor Who DVD Releases

It looks like August 9 will see the North American DVD release of the Seventh Doctor story Paradise Towers; this title doesn’t yet have a UK release date. Amongst the features on the disc are a commentary featuring writer Stephen Wyatt, sound designer Dick Mills and (oddly, perhaps, given he didn’t provide the music score on this story), Mark Ayres. Ayres may be there to offer an insight in David Snell’s unused scored for the story which is included on the disc as an extra. Whether you prefer Snell’s score to Keff McCulloch’s last minute replacement work is another matter…

SRP for the DVD will be $24.98. Check out more details at TVShowsOnDVD.com.

UPDATE: A second DVD, The Sun Makers from Season 15, will also see release on August 9. No artwork has been revealed yet, but a small list of extras has been confirmed including a commentary with Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Michael Keating, and the late Pennant Roberts, as well as a feature on long time Doctor Who composer Dudley Simpson. The shelf price for this will also be $24.98. Check TVShowsOnDVD.com for more on this release.

UPDATE 2: Artwork for The Sun Makers is now available. TVShowsOnDVD.com has full details on extras.

Radio Free Skaro #234 – Grimwade’s Syndrome

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Gally news, casting details, and not-LEGO Doctor Who figures….all of which prefigured the cogent analysis and detailed examination of the (Doctor Who) career of one Peter Grimwade, one of the few polymaths to both write and direct for Doctor Who. With highlights such as Earthshock and lowlights like Time-Flight, Grimwade’s output was grist for the mill of the Three Who Rule.
Show Notes:

Radio Free Skaro in 3-D…at Gallifrey One!
Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Gallifrey…One!
Lauren Ambrose…Cast In Torchwood!
Torchwood Writers…Episodes Confirmed!
Fleetwood Mac…Back In Spearhead!
Tomb Of The Cybermen…New Commentary!
2011 DVD…Schedule Change?
David Fisher…Novelizes Stones Of Blood!
Series 5 Soundtrack…In North America!
Doctor Who…Construction Toys!
The Sontaran Experiment…Action Figure Set!

Miniscope Links (Peter Grimwade):

As Director:

Full…Circle!
Logopolis!
Kinda!
Earthshock!

As Writer:

Time-Flight!
Mawdryn…Undead!
Planet…Of Fire!!

Radio Free Skaro #232 – Hooked On Radiophonics

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Setting the wayback machine all the way… um, back… to Radio Free Skaro #230 you’ll remember the lads had the Randomizer throw them a curve ball in the shape of Dick Mills as a miniscope subject. As those familiar with the sound design of Doctor Who are aware, Mills is the most-credited person on the show thanks to his long tenure with the Radiophonic Workshop. Where to begin? What to discuss? The only answer was to bring in a ringer in the form of Radiophonic Workshop archivist and Doctor Who composer in his own right, Mark Ayres. Settle in with your Doctor Who sound effects LP, a nice hot beverage, and join not one but two special guests in this episode of Radio Free Skaro as we also have Chip from the Two-minute Time Lord sit in Warren’s seat for some tantalizing nerdery.
Show Notes:

Radio Free Skaro in 3-D…at Gallifrey One!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
Radio Free Skaro…on YouTube!
Gallifrey…One!
Two-minute…Time Lord!
The Ambassadors of Death…DVD Development? No.
Classic Doctor Who…On YouTube!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…premiering July 1? Apparently not.
Torchwood: Miracle Day…casting updates!
Episodes 5 and 6…wrapped!
Alex Kingston…on the Late Late Show!

Miniscope Links (Dick Mills):

Dick Mills…On Wikipedia!
Mark Ayres…On Wikipedia!!