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Radio Free Skaro #567 – The Clock Strikes Twelve


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Capaldexit! Yes, the Three Who Rule were sideswiped (as was everyone else) by Peter Capaldiā€™s surprise announcement that he was leaving the role of The Doctor, and after admonishing the UK press for baseless speculation, the RFS crew engaged in frankly hypocritical predictions of their own. That plus stats, Series Ten news and a 70 minute(!) Miniscope about writer/director Terence Dudley round out this episode! Enjoy!
Links:

Peter Capaldi leaving after Series 10.
Peter Capaldi’s tenure.
Ben Whishaw is the bookie’s favourite for the next Doctor!
Series 10 starts April 15 on BBC One!
Series 11 may start Autumn 2018!
Series 10 starts April 15 on BBC America!
Class premieres April 15 on BBC America!
Series 10 writer list!
Mark Gatiss brings back the Ice Warriors!
Gareth David-Lloyd announced for Gally!
Naoko Mori announed for Gally!
Gallifrey One Schedule!
Class eps 7 & 8 BBC One viewing figures!
Class eps 3 & 4 BBC One final viewing figures!
Big Finish wins BBC Drama award!
Doctor Puppet War Doctor puppet!

Miniscope:

Terence Dudley!
Meglos!
Four to Doomsday!
Black Orchid!
The King’s Demons!
K-9 and Company: A Girl’s Best Friend!
K-9 and Company fan titles!

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 #226 – I Feel Fine

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The time has finally come for The Three Who Rule to sink their teeth into Vincent and the Doctor as the Series 5 commentary series continues. Vincent has been a polarizing episode both amongst the Radio Free Skaro gang as well as much of fandom in general with opinions firmly seated on both sides of the fence. Will opinions change with another viewing and an open debate? Will assertions of greatness or dreadfulness fall on deaf ears? The news of the week rounds out this episode along with a teaser of what’s to come next week…
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
A Christmas Carol…Synopsis!
A Christmas Carol…7PM Start Time?
A Christmas Carol…December 26 on SPACE!
Lost In Time…Ratings!
Paradise Towers…On DVD In 2011!
Meglos…DVD Details!
Doctor Who…Comes To iOS!
Wiped!…a fantastic book!
Ingrid Pitt…Died.

Commentary:

Vincent…And The Doctor!

Radio Free Skaro #223 – Murray, The Planet Of Gold

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The Three Who Rule were thrilled beyond measure to interview Murray Gold, the esteemed composer of all of the music in the new series, along with the themes to Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures. In a wide-ranging discussion, Gold held forth on all manner of musical matters and charmed the crew with his wit, verve, and bohemian charm. Oh yes, and some news and the latest Sarah Jane Adventures were discussed. Gold! Listen! Now!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
The Empty Planet…Episode 1!
The Empty Planet…Episode 2!
The Vault of Secrets…Ratings!
The Vault of Secrets…Script!
The Doctor Who…Experience!
BBC America…Confirms Matt Smith On The Late Late Show?
Character Options…Releases More Action Figures!
Series 5 DVD Box Set…Outtakes and Moffat Interview!
Series 5 DVD Box Set…Linking Scene One!
January 2011…UK DVD Releases!
Frontios…Coming Soon to DVD!
Mervyn Haisman…Died.
Murray Gold…Interviewed!
Follow Murray Gold…On Twitter!

Radio Free Skaro #217 – You Won’t See Me

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After taking the better part of September off to either move to, visit, or stay away from other continents, the Three Who Rule reconvened for their first regularly recorded episode of Radio Free Skaro since the hazy days of summer. And, lo! What a news list to come back to! Some old, most older, but all entirely relevant, otherwise it would have never been mentioned in the first place. And to top it off, there’s a commentary on perhaps the best New Series episode made to date, “The Time of Angels”. If you’re going to listen to one episode of Radio Free Skaro, make it this one! (And all the others, too.)
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Series 6 Filming…Commenced!
Toby Haynes…Directs!
International iPlayer…coming soon!
Synchronized Worldwide DVD releases…coming soon!
Jane Espenson writes…three Torchwood episodes!
Sarah Jane Adventures…coming October 11!
Sarah Jane Adventures…twice weekly!
Sarah Jane Adventures episodes…in detail!
Death of the Doctor…preview!
Suranne Jones…in Doctor Who!
The Waters of Mars…wins a Hugo!
Doctor Who…wins an award!
Doctor Who…wins another award!
Rob Shearman…wins an award!
David J Howe…wins an award!
Matt Smith…wins an award!
More Adventure Games…coming soon!
Sonic Screwdriver…Wiimote!
Sonic Screwdriver Stylus…for Nintendo DS!
Remembrance of the Daleks…action dolls!
Meglos…coming to DVD!
The Ark…coming to DVDf!
Future DVD release…rumours!
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 3 DVD…UK release date!
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 3 DVD…US release date!
Geoffrey Burgon…dies, sadly.
Murray Gold’s Specials Soundtrack…delayed!

Commentary:

The Time…Of Angels!

January North America Doctor Who DVDs

The first North American DVD release of 2011 will take place on Tuesday, January 11 when the Tom Baker story Meglos and the Season 6 opener, The Dominators, will hit the shelves. It was announced earlier this month that Meglos will be the first DVD that will be see a simultaneous release overseas on the same day (or near enough) as it does in the UK. The Dominators was released in the UK in July, and is the first Patrick Troughton story to be released since the epic 3-disc set for The War Games came out in 2009.

Read more at TVShowsOnDVD.com.

Doctor Who DVD Releases To Be Synchronized

BBC America has announced that classic Doctor Who DVD releases, beginning with Meglos in 2011, will be synchronized across all major regions. Whereas in the past months would pass between a UK and North American or Australian/New Zealand release, releases will now come in the same week beginning next year. This will certainly make DVD buyers outside the UK very happy, including those of us at Radio Free Skaro who have, at times, pined for releases available in the UK but not yet available in North America. We very much welcome the change, even if the accelerated Region 1 release schedule means 2011 will be a pricey year for DVDs.

Radio Free Skaro #213 – Chimeron You Crazy Diamond

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So it’s come to this… the final installment of the summer Classic Series Commentary series has arrived, and oh what an arrival it was. Delta and the Bannermen gets put through one end of the RFS grinder and goodness only knows what will come out the other end. Warren’s notorious hatred of Sylvester McCoy’s tenure underlies the episode, but what did he think of the story when all was said and done? Add to that the collective pants-wetting over the upcoming release of The Seeds of Doom on DVD and pretty much the entire gamut of human emotion comes through in this episode of Radio Free Skaro!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Next Series of Doctor Who…Split Into Two Halves!
Adam Smith and Richard Clarke…Direct Series 6!
Doctor Who Games…On DS and Wii!
TARDIS…Released!
Doctor Who Proms…On BBC3!
Doctor Who Live…Cast Announcements!
The TV Movie…Coming To North America, Australia and New Zealand!
The Seeds of Doom…DVD Extras!
Meglos…Coming Soon To DVD!

Commentary:

Delta…And The Bannermen!

Radio Free Skaro #212 – Let’s Do The Mindwarp Again

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In this, the penultimate Radio Free Skaro Classic Series Commentary for the summer, the Three Who Rule lucked out with the second segment of the four-part trilogy known as The Trial of the Time Lord. Lucked out, you may well ask? Well, yes, for all three hosts were fairly unanimous in their praise of Mindwarp, and the Trial season as a whole, firm in their belief that Colin Baker’s tenure as The Doctor has been unfairly maligned over the years. Disagree? Listen to the commentary to see if you will be swayed…

Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Gallifrey 22…Guest Update!
Torchwood The New World…Details!
Doctor Who Adventure Games…Episode Three!
SFX Magazine…Poll Results!
Christmas Special…Cast Members!
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 4…Wraps!
TV Movie…Commentary!
Victory of the Daleks…In-Vision Commentary!
The Time of Angels…In-Vision Commentary!
Demon Quest…Preview!

Commentary:

Mindwarp!

Radio Free Skaro #205 – The Chronic Hysterectomy

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With Series Five done and packed away, and with everyone staring down the barrel of a six month wait for new Who, the Three Who Rule decided to embark upon a summer of commentary episodes on classic, randomly selected stories from Doctor Who’s past. Commentarygeddon began with Meglos, the (unfairly) maligned Tom Baker cactusfest. Dodecahedrons, vocoders and Jacqueline Hill, not to mention a young (and fake) Annie Lennox await!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
The Big Bang…Appreciation Index!
The Pandorica Opens…Final Viewing Figures!
Doctor Who…Production Changes!
Matt Smith…At Glastonbury!

Commentary:
Meglos!