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Radio Free Skaro #539 – Quark’s Bar


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rfs539With San Diego Comic-Con in full swing as of this recording, there’s…well, news of a sort at any rate. David Tennant will appear in Family Guy as the Tenth Doctor (yay?), various doodads and cards are available at SDCC (getting warmer) and non-Who silliness like a new Star Trek TV series trailer (yay!) along with Dirk Gently (yaaaaa…I dunno.) But why concentrate on the present when you can dive decades into the past with director Morris Barry in…the Miniscope!
Links:

David Tennant…On Family Guy!
John Barrowman…Wants More Torchwood On TV!
Twelfth Doctor…Crystal TARDIS!
Topps…Doctor Who Cards!
Alex Kingston & John de Lancie…At Edmonton Expo!
Peter Capaldi…At Letters Live!
Chibnall & Graham…Wrote For Star Wars!
Star Trek…Discovery!
Star Trek Discovery…On SPACE!
Dirk Gently…Teaser!

Miniscope:

Morris…Barry!
Morris Barry…DVD Intro!
The…Moonbase!
The Tomb…Of The Cybermen!
The…Dominators!

Radio Free Skaro #255 – Lots Of Planets Have A North

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Fear Her is a story not well beloved by most Who fans (one RFS host being the notable exception), but Life on Mars is near universally praised. Since both were written by Matthew Graham, the writer of this week’s “The Rebel Flesh,” the Three Who Rule didn’t know what to expect as they sat down to view this latest adventure of the Doctor and his companions. What did the Three Who Rule think of Graham’s apology for Fear Her? You’ll just have to listen to find out!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
The Rebel…Flesh!
The Rebel Flesh…Ratings!
The Doctor’s Wife…Appreciated!
The Doctor’s Wife…Final Ratings!
Gallifrey…One!
North America…Doctor Who Delays!
A Good Man Goes To War…Synopsis!
The Impossible Astronaut…Recorded!
Doctor Who…On Twitter!
Confidential Cutdowns…On BBC America!
Torchwood…BFI Screening!
Miracle Day…Trailer!
Miracle Day…Cast Announcements!
Torchwood…Web Of Lies!
Day of the Daleks…On North American DVD!
2011 Doctor Who Action Figures…Wave 1!
Time Warrior…Action Figure Set!
Time Monster…Action Figure Set!
Fictitious…TV Choice Awards!
Fictitious…BAFTA TV Awards!

Check-in on GetGlue!

Radio Free Skaro #250 – Sowing The Seeds of Death

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With less than a week to go until New! Doctor! Who! The Three Who Rule delved into the distant past via the works of Brian Hayles, creator of the Ice Warriors, Luddite, and gentleman scholar, in what will likely be the last Miniscope for quite some time. Of course it wouldn’t be RFS without the latest news, analysis, and off-color banter about Rory in a Roman outfit, all of which were copiously present.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
The Impossible Astronaut…April 23, 6pm on BBC One!
Doctor Who Confidential…April 23, 7pm on BBC Three!
Day of the Moon…April 30, 6-7pm on BBC One!
The Impossible Astronaut…Preview Clips!
The Impossible Astronaut…New Trailer!
Series 6…BBC America Comcast Trailer!
Steven Moffat on…The Graham Norton Show!
Matthew Graham talks about…The Rebel Flesh!
The BBC releases…spoilers!
Torchwood: Miracle Day coming to…SPACE!
The Krotons coming to…DVD!
Planet of Giants coming to…DVD!
Terror of the Zygons coming to…DVD!
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy coming to DVD…in 2012!
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy…to be released alone!
You could be part of a…Doctor Who DVD commentary!
Planet of the Spiders – The Final Cut…third preview clip!
Doctor Who Character Building…Weeping Angels mini-set!
Doctor Who talk on the…SPACE Podcast!
Who Party 15 Fundraiser…in Toronto on April 19!

Miniscope – Brian Hayles:

The…Celestial Toymaker!
The…Smugglers!
The…Ice Warriors!
The Seeds…of Death!
The Curse…of Peladon!
The Monster…of Peladon!

Check-in on GetGlue!

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!!

Radio Free Skaro #227 – A Day in the Life

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For the first time in many months, the Three Who Rule were delighted to welcome Tachyon TV’s Neil Perryman back into the fold to not only discuss the week that was in Doctor Who, but to be present for Neil’s first commentary since watching The Stolen Earth 27 times in one weekend to prepare the last ever Tachyon TV commentary podcast. The episode in question is Gareth Roberts’ The Lodger, episode 11 of Series 5. As usual with Neil, the boundaries of decency for Radio Free Skaro were pushed ever further, as was the level of integrity and humour. A good time was had by all!
Show Notes:

A Christmas Carol…at 6pm!
Piers Wenger…talks Series 6!
Peter Hoar…to direct Series 6?
Marshall Lancaster…cast!
New production staff for…Torchwood!
Sarah Jane Adventures…viewing figures!
Doctor Who coming to…Playstation Network!
A new book called…Special Sound!
Craig Ferguson…lost cold open!
Sil and Peri…action figures!
New Doctor Who: The Adventure Games…coming Christmas Day!
Mazes of Time…preview!
This Week in Doctor Who…returning!

Commentary:

The…Lodger!

Radio Free Skaro #225 – We Can Work It Out

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It was a banner week for Doctor Who leading up the programme’s 47th anniversary celebrations on November 23, with massive news on both sides of the Atlantic in the forms of a new trailer for A Christmas Carol, a same-day broadcast date in the US, and Matt Smith’s landmark appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. All of these events and more were discussed at great length by the Three Who Rule, amongst other notable topics (including Ian Levine’s Shada), capped off by a rollicking commentary on the Series 5 episode “Cold Blood”. Enjoy, and Happy Birthday, Doctor Who!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
A Christmas Carol…On BBC America!
A Christmas Carol…On The ABC!
Children…In Need!
A Christmas Carol…Trailer!
Matt Smith…On The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson!
Matthew Graham…Confirmed To Write For Series 6!
Sarah…Smart!
Episodes 5 and 6…Named!
Goodbye Sarah Jane…Part 1!
Goodbye Sarah Jane…Part 2!
The Empty Planet…Ratings!
Rose Tyler…Best Companion Ever?!
Shada!
Return to Earth…Rated!
March 2011…North American DVDs!

Commentary:

Cold…Blood!

Matthew Graham Confirmed As Series 6 Writer

As we at Radio Free Skaro first discussed earlier this year, Matthew Graham has indeed been confirmed as a writer for Series 6. Doctor Who Magazine 428 reports that Graham will be penning episodes 5 & 6, which comprise a two-part story.

On a (likely) related note, Doctor Who Spoilers is reporting the casting of Sarah Smart for an upcoming two-parter to be directed by Julian Simpson. The first filming block comprising episodes 3 & 4 has wrapped and the current filming block comprising Episodes 1 & 2 is underway, and currently filming in America, so we anticipate episodes 5 & 6 to comprise the next filming block. (UPDATE: Graham has himself confirmed this on Twitter.)

Graham, whose previous Doctor Who credit is 2006’s Fear Her has also had great success with Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. While Fear Her may not be a lauded classic for most, having Graham on the Series 6 writing team definitely excites the Three Who Rule!

Radio Free Skaro #181 – Purple Monkey Dishwasher

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The Three Who Rule created their own news this week by dropping a small bombshell into the world of Doctor Who fandom by being the first to reveal official BBC details of the upcoming Series Fnarg. Once that was coyly dealt with, and after a dark, sinister, and negative experience watching The End of Time Part One last week, the Three Who Rule were in finer spirits for their second outing in Finale-Stan, the catchily-titled “The End of Time Part Two”. Between Chris’s endless (no really, they just wouldn’t end) gags about slash writers and the occasionally engaging spectacle onscreen, your erstwhile hosts proved to be much more affable on this leg of the excursion, and bile was replaced by hope and optimism as Matt Smith crashed onto our screens and into our coal-black, ginger-hating hearts. Geronimo.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Gallifrey One…Schedule!
The Eleventh Hour…Is An Hour!
The Return Of…An Old Monster!
The Return Of…Matthew Graham!
Paterson Joseph…Almost The Doctor!
1980s Who…Politically Subversive?
Douglas Adams…Celebrated!

Commentary:
The End…Of Time!

BBC…Shownar!

Matthew Graham to write for Series Fnarg+1?

Friend of the site Simon Brew over at Den of Geek is reporting that Matthew Graham, creator of the landmark series Life on Mars and its follow-up Ashes to Ashes, and of course best known in the Doctor Who world for writing Fear Her in the second series of NuWho, will return to the Whoniverse in Series 6/2/32. No confirmation has yet come, however if this holds true he would be joining Neil Gaiman and (maybe) Jack Thorne in writing for Matt Smith’s sophomore outing.

Have a look at the report over at Den of Geek.