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Radio Free Skaro #573 – Stevie Nicks


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No sooner did we joke about Mondasian Cybermen in Series 10 than they magically appear in a publicity shot with one Peter Capaldi! While we’d like to claim prophetic wisdom in this matter, we had no inside knowledge and this was likely a “going out in style” wish from one Mr. Capaldi, and we are all the better for it. P-Cap will also be gracing the small, inconsequential town of Calgary, AB for Calgary Expo at the end of April, to the delight of bouffant enthusiasts across the Canadian prairies! And in other good news, we have two interviews to round out our Gallifrey coverage, one with the voice of the Daleks, Cybermen (plus many others) and Big Finish man about town Nicholas Briggs, and the other with writer, director, actor and Dalek operator Nicholas Pegg! Do we have the right? Of course we do!
Links:

Peter Capaldi at Calgary Expo!
Series 10 trailer “A Time for Heroes”
Mondasian Cybermen and Rachel Talalay are back in Series 10!
Class episode 1 as part of the Series 10 Premiere cinema experience!
Big Finish Humble Bundle!
Spare Parts on vinyl!

Interviews:

Nicholas Pegg!
Nicholas Briggs!
Gallifrey One!

Radio Free Skaro #562 – And So We’re Told This Is The Golden Age


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Goodbye 2016, and hello new year! And what better way to ring in a new wander around the sun than stats? Well, practically anything, but that’s all we’ve got! All, that is, except for an interview with Big Finish impresario and voice of the Daleks Nick Briggs, recently conducted at LI Who by Warren! Enjoy, or you will be exterminated!
Links:

Gallifrey One guest update!
The Return of Doctor Mysterio sets BBC America record!
The Return of Doctor Mysterio Appreciation Index
Long Island Doctor Who

Interview:

Nicholas Briggs

Radio Free Skaro #535 – Douglas, King of Scots


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rfs535Gallifrey One guests! A radiant Pearl Mackie sharing her first day on set for Series 10! Classic Who on PBS, and this very podcast being highlighted by the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Arts blog! All mere preamble to the commentary for “The Husbands of River Song,” with special guest Douglas Mackinnon, the director of said story! Learn about all the secrets of filming the 2015 Christmas Special! You will enjoy or die!
Links:

Gallifrey One…Guest Announcement!
Pearl Mackie’s…First Day On Location!
WILL PBS TV…Airing Classic Doctor Who In July!
Robert Llewellyn…At Anglicon…Sort Of!
University of Alberta Alumni Association…Profiles Radio Free Skaro!

Commentary (Starts at 17:52):

The Husbands…Of River Song!
Douglas…MacKinnon!

Radio Free Skaro #464 – Musique Concrud

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rfs464Fighting off con crud, sleeplessness and the ever-present post Gallifrey One blues, the Three Who Rule were joined by fourth Beatle Chip of Two Minute Time Lord fame for the news, and by author and televisual scholar John Williams for a commentary of “Deep Breath”, the first of our Series 8 commentaries that will hopefully enthrall and entertain you over the coming weeks! Truly an occasion for many numerals and capital letters in an episode write up.
Interviews:

Gallifrey One…2016 Ticket Changes
Missy…Returns!
Hettie Macdonald…Directs!
Episode 2…Titled!
UNIT…Extinction!
Paul Cornell…Writes For Titan Comics!
City of Death Novelisation…Release Date!
Doctor Who…Funko Pops!
Reeltime…Returns!
Radiophonic Workshop Era…Synthesizer Restoration!

Commentary:

Deep…Breath!
John…Williams!

From The Vault: Chicago TARDIS Panels 2012-2014

SpaceGypsies is comprised of a team of people who have provided video of several panels from many different conventions since 2009, including Dragon*Con and Chicago TARDIS. Some of these panels have been moderated by our own Steven Schapansky! Some of these interviews have appeared in audio form on past Radio Free Skaro episodes, but some (like Steven’s 2013 interview with Freema Agyeman) have not. However, you can check all of these out below, and don’t forget to visit the SpaceGypsies website, and follow them on Twitter here:

ChicagoTARDIS 2014: Billie Piper from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2014: Noel Clarke from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2014: Current Series Smorgasbord from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS: The Year Of Nine from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2013: Freema Agyeman Part 2 from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2013: Terry Molloy from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2013: Michael Jayston from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

Nina Toussaint-White from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2013: Dan Starkey from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2012: Current Series Combo Pack from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

Radio Free Skaro #452 – In the Nick of Time

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rfs452It’s beginning to feel a lot like Last Christmas, which is dominating both our thoughts and the promotional efforts of the BBC Publicity department. Maybe that’s why most of our news is focused on that upcoming holiday where they show a new Doctor Who story and some other, largely irrelevant events rides its coattails. Plus there’s news of a Doctor Who theme park, which is greeted by the confusion and derision only three middle aged nerds with no concept of what the kids today are into could muster. All that questionable content, and an interview from Chicago TARDIS with the voice of the Daleks, Cybermen and countless other creatures, Nick Briggs, who is also one of the main creative forces behind Big Finish! What are you waiting for?
Show Notes:

Last Christmas…Clip!
Last Christmas…Trailer!
Last Christmas…Media Kit!
Last Christmas…On SPACE!
Last Christmas…On ABC1!
Moffat…Talks Of A Female Doctor!
Alex Kingston…At Gallifrey One!
Katy Manning…At Long Island Who!
BBC…Theme Park!
Doctor Who…Part Of Free Comics Day 2015!
Lethbridge-Stewart…Novel Range!
All Of Classic Doctor Who…At The Same Time!
Gallifrey…One!
Long Island Who…3!
Chicago…TARDIS!

Interview
Nicholas…Briggs!

Radio Free Skaro #431 – Birth of the Titans

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rfs431With San Diego Comic Con looming, roving Radio Free Skaro reporter Warren Frey took it upon himself to interview Andrew James, the editor of the new Doctor Who range at Titan Comics. James spilled the beans on SDCC plans, a Doctor Who Day promotion across the U.S. and the U.K. and much more, but first…a massive (one could even say Titan-ic) amount of news. From the leak of Deep Breath (or a somewhat unfinished version of it, anyway) to action dolly news, Big Finish updates and more, the Three Who Rule were overwhelmed by an avalanche of information. And all this without an official Doctor Who panel at Comic Con! Madness. Pure madness.
Show Notes:

Series 8…Trailer!
Series 8 Trailer…1974 Style!
Deep Breath…Leaked!
BBC Worldwide…Thanks Fans!
Sanjeev Bhaskar…In Series 8!
SPACE…Confirms Deep Breath Start Time!
BFI…Sci Fi: Days Of Fear And Wonder!
The Radiophonic Workshop…Plays The BFI!
Doctor Who World Tour…Sydney Details!
Doctor Who World Tour…Seoul Details!
Big Finish…Adapts Missing Adventures!
An Unearthly Child…LEGO!
TARDIS And Eleventh Doctor…LEGO!
50th Anniversary Tribute…In LEGO!
Classic Doctor Who DVD Compendium…Details!
Cyber King…Figurine!
Walgreens…To Stock Action Dollies!
Pandorica…Yahtzee!
Titans…Geronimo Wave!
American…Doctors!
Chicago TARDIS…Big Finish Guests!
Chicago TARDIS…Writer Guests!
Chicago TARDIS…Announces Mat Irvine!
Chicago TARDIS…Announces Dominic Glynn!
Titan Comics Day…Details!
Titan Comics…SDCC Comic Pack!

Interview:

Andrew James…Of Titan Comics!

Radio Free Skaro #313 – Wirrn Trouble Now

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This week’s episode of Radio Free Skaro has unwittingly turned into a celebration of one-time Doctor Who producer Philip Hinchcliffe. Not only do the Three Who Rule provide commentary on the first Hinchcliffe story to air, 1975’s iconic The Ark in Space, but it was also announced this past week that Hinchcliffe will be appearing at his first ever Gallifrey One convention in February of next year. So sit back and listen as we celebrate one of the finest eras in Doctor Who history that made the show an international success story.

Also, listen as we make fun of actors’ hairstyles. Ah, it’s Radio Free Skaro. What do you expect?

Show Notes:

Gallifrey One…First 2013 Guests Announced!
Mark Gatiss…Writing For Series 7!
Neil Cross…Writing For Series 7!
Jamie Payne…Directing For Series 7!
Steve Thompson…Writing For Series 7!
Who/Trek…Crossover Comic!

Commentary:

The Ark…In Space!

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Gallifrey One – First 2013 Guests Announced!

Gallifrey One, the longest-running North American Doctor Who convention, has released the first batch of guests for its next iteration, running February 15-17, 2013. There’s no shortage of amazing people announced today, but of course we’re very excited by the first name from today’s announcement!

Philip Hinchcliffe was the producer of Doctor Who from 1974 to 1977, overseeing many classic Tom Baker serials. Known for taking a page from great works of gothic horror, Hinchcliffe’s tenure includes The Brain of Morbius, The Talons of Weng-Chiang and The Deadly Assassin. One of only two surviving Doctor Who producers, this will be Hinchcliffe’s first Gallifrey One appearance, and is the first classic series producer since Barry Letts in 2005 to grace Gally.
Also known a long-serving Blue Peter presenter, Peter Purves played the role of Steven Taylor from 1965 to 1966. Alongside William Hartnell, and occasionally with his panda mascot HiFi, Peter’s character became the new “man of action” after the departure from Doctor Who of Gally 2012’s guest William Russell. This will also be the first time Gallifrey One has welcomed Purves as a guest.
Mark Strickson played the role of Vislor Turlough from 1983 to 1984, alongside Fifth Doctor Peter Davison. The final male companion of the classic series, Turlough began his time as a servant of the Black Guardian, trying to kill The Doctor, before ultimately being redeemed. Also known for discovering Steve Irwin, the “Crocodile Hunter”, this is Strickson’s first appearance at Gallifrey One since 2001.
Lisa Bowerman appeared in the 1989 story Survival but is best known for her work in Big Finish. Playing Bernice Summerfield, a character that’s grown exponentially since her first appearance in the New Adventures, Bowerman has a large and dedicated fan base. As with Mark Strickson, 2001 is the last time Bowerman appeared at Gallifrey One.
Nicholas Pegg is an accomplished actor, but of course Doctor Who fans will know him best as one of the Dalek operators in the new series and through his work with Big Finish. Pegg has also contributed to DVD extras and commentaries, not the least of which is the amazing Cheques, Lies and Videotape extra on the Revenge of the Cybermen DVD release. This will be Pegg’s first Gallifrey One appearance.
Friend of the show Gary Russell is the quintessential Doctor Who renaissance man, having worked on the main show as well as Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, played an integral part in Big Finish, and has authored countless books, both fiction and non-fiction, about our beloved show, and so much more. Russell is a Gallifrey One mainstay.
Also joining Gallifrey One as guests are Big Finish’s Nicholas Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery, Doctor Who comics writer Tony Lee, and returning to Gallifrey One for his second appearance, comedian Charlie Ross. More guests will be announced as time goes on, but we at Radio Free Skaro look forward to seeing these fantastic guests tell their stories and reminisce about their time on and experiences with Doctor Who.

Memberships are available from the convention website, and currently cost $70 for the entire weekend of programming. We’ll be there as usual, again opening the convention with a live show, and we hope to see you there too!