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Radio Free Skaro #652 – The Glass Ceiling


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It’s official! Doctor Who, starring one Jodie Whittaker as Dr. Who, will air on October 7 worldwide (well, the UK, USA, and Canada, so far, and October 8 in Australia), and we’re pleased as punch about it. To build up and celebrate the impending arrival of Thirteen, BBC America is doing a timey-wimey marathon, Australia is doing cinema screenings the next day, and Canada’s own Space is…showing the episode. Plus we have Edmonton Expo news, some gushing over the upcoming (circa 1981) Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Blu-ray, and an interview with man-about-town and TV Years editor Graham Kibble-White!
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“The Woman Who Fell To Earth” debuts October 7
Series 11 Teaser
Doctor Who Magazine will have spoiler-free previews of Series 11 Episodes 1 & 2
BBC America will simulcast the Series 11 premiere
BBC America “13 Days of Doctor Who” marathon
SPACE will debut Series 11 day & date
ABC debuts Series 11 October 8
Australia cinema screenings will be October 8
Edmonton Expo schedule available for Matt Smith and David Tennant panels
Doctor Who Infinity released for mobile devices
Doctor Thirteenth book debuts November 6
Mr Men 13 Doctors Collection due March 7, 2019
Heather Hartnell interview
Jacqueline Pearce died
Lovett Bickford died
Peter Benson died
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy remastered Blu-Ray and BFI screening

Interview:

Graham Kibble-White
TV Years

Radio Free Skaro #651 – Shipshape and Bristol Fashion


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Sad news this week as legendary production designer Michael Pickwoad passed away at age 73, leaving behind a legion of fans and a body of work that included iconic Doctor Who sets over 71 episodes but spanned a decades-long career in film and television. He will be missed. We also speculate about a likely Sunday start date in October for Series 11, we have news of a Doctor Who fan experience coming to Johannesburg, Matt Smith being cast in Star Wars: Episode IX, and most excitingly, part two of our Miniscope featuring 1970s writing duo Bob Baker and Dave Martin!
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Michael Pickwoad died
Radio Free Skaro interview with Michael Pickwoad
Behind the scenes pics from “The Abominable Snowmen”
African Doctor Who Experience
Sheridan Smith returns to Big Finish
Preview of Thirteenth Doctor Issue #2
Matt Smith cast in Star Wars Episode IX

Miniscope:

Bob Baker
Dave Martin
The Invisible Enemy
Underworld
The Armageddon Factor
The Nightmare of Eden

Radio Free Skaro #644 – The Universe is Calling


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Trailer! Teaser? Either way, a rather brief look at Series 11 of Doctor Who that shows the new friends Ryan, Yasmin, and Graham, a brief shot of Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who #13, and several unhealthy food options was released to the world just before this podcast recording! Yes, the PR onslaught has begun, with Jodie on the cover of EW, dolly news, San Diego Comic-Con news, Amazon listings, and and AND a miniscope featuring Daniel Nettheim, director of “The Zygon Invasion” and “The Zygon Inversion”, “Extremis”, and “The Pyramid at the End of the World”!
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Doctor Who on Twitch
Series 11 trailer
Jodie Whittaker on the cover of Entertainment Weekly; BBC America to simulcast Series 11 Premiere
Thirteenth Doctor figurine range
Titan Comics San Diego Comic-Con panel
David Tennant and The Muppets
More of David Tennant and the Muppets
Peter Davison and The Muppets
2019 Doctor Who mini calendar features Thirteenth Doctor era exclusively
BBC America showing Shada
Torchwood on Twitch
Twice Upon A Time in 4K
Eccleston/Tennant DVD box set
Matt Smith DVD box set
Peter Capaldi DVD box set
Carole Ann Ford joins David Bradley on Big Finish
Season 12 Blu-Ray replacement discs

Miniscope:

Daniel Nettheim
The Zygon Invasion
The Zygon Inversion
Extremis
The Pyramid at the End of the World

Radio Free Skaro #642 – The Nut Hutch


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Last week’s vast wasteland of not-news has been replaced by a verdant jungle of news-news, most notably the announcement of Segun Akinola as the new composer for Doctor Who! Plus Matt Smith comes to Edmonton, and comics and calendars that sort of feature Jodie Whittaker or flat-out don’t. There’s other news of course, but this is a mere tease to part one of our commentary for the Jon Pertwee story “The Green Death”, so dive back with us to June 1973 and hippies, environmentalism, and giant maggots!
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Doctor Who on Twitch
Segun Akinola announced as new Doctor Who composer
Segun Akinola BAFTA profile
Segun Akinola Soundcloud
Jodie Whittaker comic issue 0
Jodie Whittaker calendar snub
Matt Smith announced for Edmonton Expo
Philip Hinchcliffe’s unused Season 15 plans
New Target novelization audiobooks
BBC Sounds app announced for iPlayer Radio and Podcasts
Big Finish celebrates 20 years of recording
Torchwood Series 6 begins in October from Big Finish
Third Doctor Who Infinity story revealed

Commentary:

The Green Death, episodes 1-3

Radio Free Skaro #626 – Pyramid of Goop


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A jam packed, bumper edition of Radio Free Skaro this week! Not only do we provide you with an update on the #WhoAgainstGuns initiative with Joy Piedmont and Graeme Burk, but we also bring you a full length commentary for the 1987 special effects-laden spectacular that is “Time and the Rani”, with special guest Jonathan Helm of WHO FX! There’s also a bevy of Doctor Who merchandise to tell you about, including the just announced Season 12 Blu-ray set!
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#WhoAgainstGuns
Rachel Talalay writes about the Women’s Gallifrey One panel
Season 12 Blu-Ray due June 11 in the UK
Season 12 Blu-Ray due June 26 in North America
New 6th Doctor Big Finish companion
Rose Target book audio CD
Chriswtmas Invasion Target book audio CD
Day of the Doctor Target book audio CD
Record Store Day City of Death vinyl release
Record Store Day Tomb of the Cybermen vinyl release
One Doctor, Two Hearts book
Tommy’s Top Ten charity book
Topps 2018 Doctor Who signature trading cards
Special Weapons Dalek by Robert Harrop Designs
The Radiophonic Workshop play The Royal Albert Hall
Matt Smith on Desert Island Discs

Commentary:

Time and the Rani
@who_fx / Jonathan Helm

Radio Free Skaro #596 – The Lionhearted


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Warren has returned from Worldcon, and has tales of Finland, Stockholm and international nerdery to share with Steven, Chris and all you good people before we move to the main event, an interview with author and superfan Steven Hill about Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America. Years in the making, this weighty tome is a comprehensive look at Doctor Who on North American screens, and leaves no televisual stone unturned. Tune in, why don’t you?
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Worldcon 75
Matt Smith sings the Doctor Who theme to Jodie Whittaker
Anniversary of erasing Doctor Who tapes
Survival soundtrack, September 15
The Happiness Patrol remixes, September 18
Dominic Glynn on Start The Music!
Victor Pemberton died

Interview:

Red, White and Who with Steven Hill

Radio Free Skaro #427 – The Perils of Tharils

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rfs427With no Chris this week, Steven and Warren enlisted the help of erstwhile scribe, podcaster and gentleman japesman Kyle Anderson of the Nerdist, Doctor Who: The Writer’s Room, WTF Are You Watching, and Awesomely Bad Movies fame. Much fun was had as news of comics, schedules, and action dollies (oh so many dollies) was discussed with great gusto. And as a bonus, we also have an interview with Stephen Gallagher, writer of 1980s Doctor Who stories “Warriors’ Gate” and “Terminus”! Ever had questions about time-jumping lions? You bet you do, and they’re about to get answered!
Show Notes:

The Five(ish) Doctors…sequel?
New Titan Comics covers featuring…The Twelfth Doctor!
The Time of the Doctor…action dollies set!
Asylum of the Daleks…action dollies set!
Ace Silver Nemesis…action dolly set!
Holographic Ninth Doctor…action dolly prototype!
Matt Smith coming to Toronto…for Fan Expo!
Dominic Glynn’s Doctor Who Theme: The Gallifrey Remixes…available now!

Interview:

Stephen…Gallagher!

Radio Free Skaro #420 – The Fact of Fiction

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rfs420Will someone just rename this the “Pointless Speculation about Star Wars Episode VII Podcast” already? After listening to the opening of this week’s Radio Free Skaro, they might! The Three Who Rule did eventually bring the latest Doctor Who news to the table, along with an interview with writer, script editor and classic series producer Derrick Sherwin, but (mostly due to Warren, as usual) there were many digressions, including unrestrained bile for new Terminator films, studious avoidance of discussion of a certain naughty parody film, and the aforementioned Sturm Und Drang about a certain movie with laser swords coming Xmas 2015. Next week, the return of Fluid Links! Submit your ideas on Twitter using hashtag #FluidLinks and we may just draw it for discussion!
Show Notes:

Jamie Mathieson…writing for Series 8!
Peter Harness…writing for Series 8!
Doctor Who…wins some BAFTAs!
97,000 people attend…Calgary Expo!
One week left in…Doctor Who Music pre-orders!
Matt Smith cast in a major role in…the new Terminator trilogy!
Steven Moffat explains…the absence of an Eccleston regeneration scene!
The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear…on DVD!

Interview:

Derrick…Sherwin!

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!

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!

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