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Radio Free Skaro #685 – Time and the Gatiss


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Erstwhile gentleman, writer, actor and lifelong Doctor Who fan Mark Gatiss is the star attraction in not only this week’s Miniscope but the next, such was his prodigious output in the Steven Moffat era. This week we look at “Cold War”, “The Crimson Horror”, and the Who-adjacent and magnificent “An Adventure In Space And Time”! Plus Gallifrey One ticket news, Season 10 Blu-ray adulation, and more!
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Gallifrey One 2020 tickets now on sale
Gally 2020 90% sold out, Hotel block on sale April 26
First look at The Runaway
Season 10 Blu-Ray set announced
Season 10 Blu-Ray trailer
Season 10 Blu-Ray set clean artwork
Series 4 Steelbook due in the UK May 27
RTD wouldn’t return to Doctor Who
Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition 52
Tosin Cole announced for Chicago TARDIS
The Doctor Who Society of Canada presents an escape room at Ottawa Comic-Con

Miniscope:

Mark Gatiss
Cold War
The Crimson Horror
An Adventure in Space and Time
First Mark Gatiss Miniscope, on Radio Free Skaro #323

Radio Free Skaro #682 – Ganymede User Systems


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Exciting times here for the Three Who Rule as it’s time for the first Miniscope of 2019! The subject is writer Jamie Mathieson, scribe of four stories from the Peter Capaldi era (“Mummy on the Orient Express”, “Flatline”, “The Girl Who Died” (co-written with Steven Moffat), and “Oxygen”). And in the news, reports of a new production designer for Series 12, a host of new and upcoming Doctor Who related media releases, and an important sale from the fine vendors who were to appear at the now canceled ReGeneration Who!
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Dafydd Shurmer, Series 12 Production Designer?
“Rosa” nominated for BAFTA Must See Moment award
Big Finish’s Medley of Masters
Unofficial 1972 Doctor Who Annual
Free Comic Book Day 2019 Forbidden Planet exclusive cover by Jessica Martin
Myth Makers Retrospectives charity anthologies
“The White Witch of Devils End” due March 2020
ReGeneration Who artists and vendors group
Shane Rimmer died

Miniscope:

Jamie Mathieson
Mummy on the Orient Express
Flatline
The Girl Who Died
Oxygen

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 #650 – The Fabulous Bristol Boys


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A rather staggering pile of Doctor Who news this week, including the announcement of all the new writers and directors for Series 11, a Bill action dolly becomes a little more real, Doctor #5’s first season gets the Blu-ray treatment, and more Doctor Who convention news than you can shake a stick at! And just for you, dear listeners, the first of a two-part Miniscope featuring the dynamic duo of writers Bob Baker and Dave Martin, AKA the Bristol Boys! A Miniscope? Now this is outrageous!
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Series 11 writers and directors
Profile on Jennifer Perrott; Australia to get Series 11 Premiere cinema screening
Profile on Malorie Blackman
Bill action figure preorder
Season 19 Blu-Ray due Nov 19 in the UK
Season 19 Blu-Ray due Dec 4 in the US
Season 19 trailer
Season 12 Blu-Ray replacement disc update
Big Finish 20th anniversary box set, The Legacy of Time
Doctor Who & Torchwood audios Humble Bundle
Dalek Audio Annual due in December 2018
Doctor Who Magazine “World of Doctor Who” special edition
Black Archive #23, The Curse of Fenric by Una McCormack due Sep 3
2019 Art of Andrew Skilleter calendar
Final Patrick Troughton convention appearance, recorded the day before his death
Whooverville X begins Sep 1
Graeme Harper, Frazer Hines and Nicholas Briggs announced for Chicago TARDIS
2018 Hugo voting stats

Miniscope:

Bob Baker
Dave Martin
The Claws of Axos
The Mutants
The Three Doctors
The Sontaran Experiment
The Hand of Fear

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 #641 – Bazalgette City


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This week on Radio Free Skaro, it’s time for the nation’s favourite game show* (*not an actual game show) as we dive headlong into another edition of the Miniscope. This week, it’s director Ed Bazalgette, who guided the recent episodes “The Girl Who Died”, “The Woman Who Lived”, and “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” into port. What did the Three Who Rule think of the former guitarist from the 1980s band The Vapors and his work in Doctor Who? Listen and find out! Also, with Doctor Who being produced under a cone of silence as of late, early discussion veers from Doctor Who on Twitch to Amazon reviews to Star Wars to Star Trek and so on. Be warned.
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Doctor Who on Twitch

Miniscope:

Ed Bazalgette
The Doctor’s Meditation
The Girl Who Died
The Woman Who Lived
The Return of Doctor Mysterio

Radio Free Skaro #637 – Strong Work


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Director James Strong faces the eagle eye of the Miniscope this week, with a look at classics like “The Impossible Planet” and “The Satan Pit”, not-so classics (but not his fault!) like “Daleks in Manhattan” and “Evolution of the Daleks”, and romps big and small like “Voyage of the Damned”, “Partners in Crime”, and “Planet of the Dead”. Plus news of “Genesis of the Daleks” cinema screenings (well, one) at the BFI, Twitch streaming Classic Who, Bell Media cancelling Innerspace like a bunch of jerks, and more!
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UK Genesis of the Daleks cinema screening with guest Philip Hinchcliffe – SOLD OUT!
500+ Doctor Who episodes to stream on twitch
Radiophonic Workshop Albert Hall performance live streamed
Hiotchhiker’s on vinyl, for the first time
Innerspace canceled

Miniscope:

James Strong
The Impossible Planet
The Satan Pit
Daleks in Manhattan
Evolution of the Daleks
Voyage of the Damned
Partners in Crime
Planet of the Dead

Radio Free Skaro #633 – The Erato Adventures of Hercules


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The weather is warm, the flowers are blooming and the Doctor Who news is…sparse. Almost non-existent in fact, other than delicious morsels like the Series 9 soundtrack arriving in our eardrums, an official announcement on that US “Genesis of the Daleks” cinema screening on June 11, and of course what you’ve all been waiting for, the second part of our Christopher Barry miniscope, featuring his work on “The Mutants”, “Robot”, “The Brain of Morbius” and perennial favorite (to Chris, at any rate) “The Creature from the Pit”!
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1988 UK response to Doctor Who season 24
Series 9 soundtrack available, “The Shepherd’s Boy” sample track
Genesis of the Daleks cinema screenings press release

Miniscope:

Christopher Barry
The Mutants
Robot
The Brain of Morbius
The Creature from the Pit

Radio Free Skaro #632 – Barry From Coquitlam


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One of the most prolific directors in Doctor Who history finally gets his time in the Miniscope as the Three Who Rule look at the first half of the career of Christopher Barry, breaking down his work on “The Daleks”, “The Rescue”, “The Romans”, the missing stories “The Savages” and “The Power of the Daleks” (as best as possible), and concluding with 1971’s “The Daemons”. Also, while Warren is in New York, news on Gallifrey One, BBC Wales, and upcoming cinema screenings of “Genesis of the Daleks”…
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Gallifrey One 2019 – Sold Out!
BBC Wales new broadcast centre
Genesis of the Daleks cinema screening?
Black Archive – Marco Polo
Infinity wins Game Developer Conference award
BBC sound effects site

Miniscope:

Christopher Barry
The Daleks
The Rescue
The Romans
The Savages
The Power of the Daleks
The Daemons

Radio Free Skaro #629 – Red Hulke


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Welcome to April! Which means we’re now only about six months until Jodie Whittaker’s debut as the new Doctor Who! Until then, we’ve got #Whoagainstguns final tallies, some sneaky hints from Philip Morris about “The Web of Fear” Part 3, Hugo nominations for Verity! and Doctor Who “Twice Upon a Time”, and a deep dive into Malcolm Hulke’s left wing leanings with “Doctor Who and the Communist” author Michael Herbert in part three of our Malcolm Hulke Miniscope! Ypa, comrades!
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Gallifrey One 2019 tickets go on sale April 14, 12:00pm PDT
#WhoAgainstGuns campaign ends
#WhoAgainstGuns broke $20,000 with the help of Rachel Talalay
Phillip Morris says Web of Fear 3 may soon be found
Twice Upon A Time, Verity! nominated for Hugo Awards
Series 9 Soundtrack, including limited Stuart Manning art
Christopher Eccleston makes his first convention appearance at London Film & Comic-Con 2018

Miniscope:

Malcolm Hulke
Michael Herbert

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