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Radio Free Skaro #679 – A Field In Wales


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It’s a Radio Free Skaro episode to lose sleep over, quite literally this week, as Steven and Chris tackle the news of the week as well as daylight saving time while Warren, absent for various reasons, sits content in his time eddy, away from proceedings. The main event this week, though, is an interview recorded at Gallifrey One this past February with noted director Ben Wheatley, who helmed “Deep Breath” and “Into The Dalek” to usher in the Peter Capaldi era!
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Doctor Who VR game at the Tribeca Film Festival
Macra Terror art, BFI screening March 16
Catherine Tate to appear at Calgary Expo
The Second Doctor to meet The Master in Big Finish
Radiophonic Workshop to perform at Apollo 50 event on July 20
UK kids to learn about Doctor Who theme
Chicago TARDIS announces three Class actors
Moris Farhi died

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Ben Wheatley

Radio Free Skaro #678 – Poster Child


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It was a sad week in the Doctor Who fandom community as it lost Jennifer Adams Kelley, a titan involved with North American conventions since the 1990s. We pay tribute to her and her legacy with two of her dearest friends and fellow convention organizers, Shaun Lyon and Steve Hill. Graeme Curry, writer of “The Happiness Patrol”, also passed away all too soon. But to hopefully cheer us all up, we also present to you an interview from Gallifrey One with Radio Times Doctor Who poster artist and photographer Stuart Manning!
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Gally 2020 tickets on sale April 13
The Mirror muses Doctor Who may return to Saturdays
BritBox coming to the UK
BritBox already doomed in the UK?
First Twelfth Doctor Big Finish audio released
Record Store Day release of Galaxy 4 on vinyl
Record Store Day release of Destiny of the Daleks on vinyl
Graeme Curry died
Jennifer Adams Kelley died
Jennifer Adams Kelley obituary
Gallifrey One
Chicago TARDIS
Red White and Who

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Stuart Manning

Radio Free Skaro #673 – The Way We Were


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The most wonderful time of the year for the Three Who Rule is upon us as the 30th edition of Gallifrey One is right around the corner. Before we look ahead to this year’s event next week with our annual Gallifrey One preview show, join us as we take a look back at the previous ten years of the convention and our experiences with it, and how the greatest Doctor Who convention on Earth has helped make this podcast what it is today.
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Gallifrey One
Gallifrey One 2019 schedule via Sched
Radio Free Skaro will open Gally with “VidFIRE and Fury”, with guests Colin Baker, Pearl Mackie, Steve Roberts, Mark Ayres, Paul Vanezis and Richard Molesworth
Radio Free Skaro Gally meetup, Friday at Noon, Program C
Tony Curran announced for Gally
Doctor Who 4th most popular programme on iPlayer
Infinite Quest/Dreamland Blu-Ray
Jodie Whittaker will be on Episode 3 of David Tennant’s podcast, due February 11
Clive Swift died

Radio Free Skaro #670 – Curran Account


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Have you ever wanted to see block transfer computation on the big screen? Your time has come as “Logopolis” hits theatres this March in the US and the BFI in February in advance of the release of the Doctor Who Season 18 box set! And as if that isn’t enough deep dive craziness, Big Finish is going to fill your summer with stories of the War Master and the Eighth Doctor politely nodding at each other and perhaps battling for the fate of the universe. Plus tales of tat, accolades and awards, and an interview from Chicago TARDIS with Vincent Van Gogh himself, actor Tony Curran!
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Resolution almost final BBC One viewing figures
Doctor Who topped the Rotten Tomatoes Best Reviewed Sci Fi/Fantasy 2018 category
Jodie Whittaker and Doctor Who nominated for National Television Awards
Series 11 Soundtrack came out January 11
Catherine Tate and John Barrowman announced for Gallifrey One
Gallifrey One exclusive Titan Comics covers
Shaun Dooley shot the Whittaker in silhouette promo photo
The BBC published The Woman Who Fell To Earth and other scripts
Logopolis BFI screening February 17
Logopolis US cinema screenings March 13
Big Finish to release Eighth Doctor and War Master set, due July 2019
Scratchman also due in audio book, read by Tom Baker
Interview with Christel Dee and Simon Guerrier about The Women Who Lived
Her Universe Thirteenth Doctor cross body bag
W Morgan Sheppard died

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Tony Curran
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #668 – DIY of the Daleks


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After waiting a whole series for a classic Doctor Who monster to rear its ugly noggin and fight the Time Fam, the OG Badass of Whodom, one D.Alek itself made a splash and racked up a pretty serious body count in “Resolution,” the New Year’s Day special and the last new Who we’ll see in some time. So what did Steven, Chris and Warren think of this murderous romp through Sheffield and various dank interiors? Fetch some peanut butter to grease geo-feudal locks, sit down with a nice glass of mulled wine and a custard cream, and enjoy!
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Review of Resolution, New Year’s Day 2019
Doctor Who moments made into art prints
Toby Hadoke’s 2018 Doctor Who In Memoriam video

Radio Free Skaro #667 – Chain Reaction


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With mere days to go before the Doctor Who New Year’s Day special, “Resolution”, the Three Who Rule (and their LEGO Fluid Links doppelgängers) are getting antsy, but at least there’s plenty of news to delve into, including Gallifrey One updates, more stats, additional Christmas content from both the BBC and Doctor Puppet, and most excitingly, an interview from Chicago TARDIS with director extraordinaire of both Classic and Modern Who, Graeme Harper! Listen and be filled with pace and energy!
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Gallifrey One mid-December update
Resolution to air on SPACE, New Year’s Day at 8PM EST
The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos final BBC One viewing figures
Series 11 averaged 7.96M BBC One viewers
Rosa tops Series 11 Radio Times poll
Doctor Who Christmas short
The Story of Rose, from The Women Who Lived
Doctor Puppet “The Planet that Came for Christmas” commentary
Captain John returns in Big Finish
Doctor Who Free Comic Book Day 2019 cover
Official 13th Doctor cosplay trench coat
Official Thirteenth Doctor fairisle cardigan
Bill Sellars died

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Graeme Harper
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #659 – The Web of Fear


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The Doctor and her fam…errr, TARDIS Team land back in Sheffield and smack dab into spiders, ethically dubious American businessmen and RTD-level family drama in “Arachnids in the UK”, the latest instalment of the eleventh series of Doctor Who. Will the quintessentially Whovian juxtaposition of the domestic with the deeply weird engage the Three Who Rule, or will arachnophobia turn to eight-legged tedium? You won’t know until you listen! Also, stats. Harrumph.
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Episode 4 review, Arachnids in the UK
The Ghost Monument BBC One ratings
Rosa BBC One overnight viewing figures
MusicTech interview of Segun Akinola
New Yorker interview of Segun Akinola
BritBox adds new Dalek stories on Halloween
Big Finish Third Doctor series 5
River Song Big Finish Series 6 to feature Yeti and the Great Intelligence
Big Finish River Song Series 6 to feature Sontarans, Drashigs and Ogrons
Doctor Who Pez dispensers
Doctor Who escape game to be called Worlds Collide
Red Dwarf Series I-VIII Bluray due in January
The Radiophonic Workshop do the soundtrack to Possum
Derrick Sherwin died
Radio Free Skaro #420, featuring a Derrick Sherwin interview
Moffat says current Who risks looking cheap

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

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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

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

Radio Free Skaro #646 – Flipping Cat Fights All Hours of the Day


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Insanity levels are slightly lower in this, the week after San Diego Comic-Con, but there’s still plenty to discuss including Jodie Whittaker being a proper cinephile (at a now sold out appearance at Somerset House), a new book about the women of Doctor Who, upcoming Doctor Who merchandise discovered live on Amazon during the podcast, John Levene chronicling the saga of his life and times, Doctor Who: Infinity and Big Finish news, and the main event – the return of Fluid Links, where you ask the tough questions and we meander with half-baked responses!
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Doctor Who on Twitch
Jodie Whittaker: Films of my Life
Entertainment Tonight Comic-Con Doctor Who interview
The Women Who Lived: Amazing Tales for Future Time Lords
John Levene autobiography due in the fall
Doctor Who 2019 Calendar
Amazon US lists preorder for Wheel in Space DVD
The War Master returns in Big Finish
Doctor Who Infinity launches on Steam in August
Doctor Who escape room
Thirteenth Doctor wax figure
Class soundtrack on the horizon
London Film and Comic Con
Doctor Who Meets Scratchman novelization
William Hughes died

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