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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!
Links:

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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 #587 – Death By Scotland


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Gloom, doom, and light-eating tentacle dogs are the topic du jour for the Three Who Rule, as they viewed the Rona Munro penned, Charles Palmer helmed “The Eaters of Light” and formed cogent, well reasoned analyses of the third to last episode of Series 10, and didn’t at all speculate wildly about Mondasian Cybermen, bearded former Masters, Missy’s weird turn towards mercy and more. And speaking of Masters, Big Finish just announced that Derek Jacobi will return to his “Utopia” role as the Doctor’s best enemy with a new series of “War Master” audios, which recent BF convert Warren is feverishly anticipating! Plus Moffatt and Chibnall interviews, side glances at Funk Pops, and…yes, stats. Now go eat a fried Mars Bar and stand around on a dark Scottish moor contemplating the futility of existence! Go on!
Links:

The Eaters of Light Review
The Eaters of Light BBC One overnight viewing figures
World Enough and Time promo image
The Lie of the Land final BBC One viewing figures
The Empress of Mars Appreciation Index
The Doctor Falls synopsis
Doctor Who Countdown Concert
Chibnall: The Man Who Reinvented The Cliffhanger
Doctor Who Experience to close September 9
Big Finish War Master stories coming in December
Simon Guerrier interviewed Steven Moffat
Troughton Years interview collection
Dalek documentary crowdfunding effort
SDCC exclusive Clara Funko Pop

Radio Free Skaro #554 – Kandles and Kompany

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 4 of Class occurs from 26:34-49:00.


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rfs554Class, er, classed up the joint this week, but the big news in Doctor Who was the return of “The Power of the Daleks”, the long lost and newly animated story released in the UK this week. Power will wander around the world later in the month and will also eventually be available in colour(!), if kicking puppies and hating life generally is your thing. All this and more of your questions on…Fluid Links!
Links:

Class, Episode 4 “Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart”
Class has strong premiere on Space in Canada
“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” to be previewed on Children in Need on November 18
“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” in US cinemas December 27 and 29; tickets available November 18
“The Power of the Daleks” – where and when to watch around the world
50 years since Patrick Troughton
Stuart Manning designed the UK steelbook Power artwork
“The Power of the Daleks” previewed on Twitter
BBC Newsnight report on missing archive television
New Statesman article about missing episodes
November releases from Big Finish
Indiegogo for David J Howe’s Doctor Who merchandise museum
Andrew Skilleter Doctor Who art calendar

Radio Free Skaro #553 – Dr. Who and the Computers

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 3 of Class occurs from 5:35-23:30.


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rfs553Daleks! Cybermen! And Class! Yes, We’ve got news of “The Power of the Daleks”, which will make it to Canadian cinemas later than everywhere else (as is right and proper, or at least expected), and our (spoiler time stamped) review of Class Episode 3, “Nightvisiting”! But the main event is a look at the legacy of Cybermen creators Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis with Blue Box Podcast host J.R. Southall in…the Miniscope!
Links:

Class, Episode 3 “Nightvisiting”
Three Class novels have been released
Doctor Who Christmas Special Preview from BBC America
50th anniversary of the first regeneration in Doctor Who
“The Power of the Daleks” DVD artwork & extras
“The Power of the Daleks” coming to Canadian cinemas on November 30
“The Power of the Daleks” coming to Australian Cinemas on November 12
Doctor Who Comics Humble Bundle from Titan Comics
Original Doctor Who Hardcover Books Being Reprinted
Jon Pertwee Gets A Blue Plaque

Miniscope:

Kit Pedler
Gerry Davis

Guest:

JR Southall from The Blue Box Podcast

Radio Free Skaro #385 – A Change of Identity

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rfs385The Miniscope madness continues this week with an examination of the Innes Lloyd era, with a little help from JR Southall of Starburst Magazine and the Blue Box Podcast, and Deborah Watling, AKA Victoria Waterfield. But before “regeneration and bases under siege” (and a whole lot more) fall under the hawk-like gaze of the RFS crew and their guests, news of DVD releases, theatrical showings of “The Day of the Doctor” and flagrant disregard for the term “rels” were the order of the day. Enjoy, and a quick note: all rel-related pedantry should be aimed squarely at Warren, who will dismiss said pedantry out of hand.
Show Notes:

1966 interview with…Sydney Newman!
Doctor Who…gold coin!
The Day of the Doctor…on Blu-ray!
The Day of the Doctor coming to Blu-ray…in Region 1!
The Monsters collection…coming to DVD!
The Tenth Planet coming to DVD…October 14!
A new Doctor Who…video game?
Doctor Who coming…to Hulu Plus!
Reversed Polarity…in Toronto November 1-3!
Wizards vs Aliens Series 2…coming to CBBC!

Miniscope

Innes Lloyd

Guest

JR Southall
Deborah Watling

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July 2012 North America Doctor Who DVD Releases

Two new classic Doctor Who DVD releases have been announced for North America in July, featuring the last complete Patrick Troughton story from 1969 and Jon Pertwee’s final Dalek story from 1974.

Season 6’s The Krotons is one of only six complete Patrick Troughton stories known to exist. While not looked at fondly by many fans, it does feature the Who debuts of writer Robert Holmes and actor Philip Madoc. The extra features on the DVD release are anchored by the keenly anticipated documentary “Second Time Around: The Troughton Years”, a 52-minute retrospective of the Second Doctor era, produced by Ed Stradling.

Smack dab in the middle of Season 11 is Death to the Daleks, which sees the Third Doctor meeting the Daleks for the last time, and Sarah Jane Smith encountering them for the very first time. A unique element of the production of this story is that a large amount of behind-the-scenes studio footage exists, and it is this footage that forms the basis of much of the extra features on the DVD.

Both releases, coming to store shelves on July 10, will each be single disc sets and carry an MSRP of $24.98. More details about these releases can be found at TVShowsOnDVD.com.

Update: Full cover art for both releases is now available. Click on the artwork for either of these titles for a larger version.

Radio Free Skaro #279 – Shore Leave

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Well, it had to come to this eventually – a slow news week and a duff episode of Doctor Who to be commented on both occurring on the same episode of Radio Free Skaro. With little in the way of actual news to discuss, the Three Who Rule instead bandied about their mostly positive experiences while playing the new Doctor Who Adventure game, The Gunpowder Plot. And with equally little in the way of actual good Doctor Who, the Three meandered into discussions about Justin Bieber and the films of director Peter Weir. You have been warned.
Show Notes:

The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 5…On BBC One!
The Man Who Never Was…Final Ratings!
Unmade Story…Scriptbooks!
Doctor Who Encyclopedia…On The iPad!
The Gunpowder…Plot!
Eleventh Doctor Costume…T-Shirt!
Patrick Troughton…Biography!
The Ood Cast…Live!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

Commentary:

The Curse…Of The Black Spot!

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Radio Free Skaro #237 – Road to Gallifrey

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The Three Who Rule have set aside the Richard Martin miniscope for now so the focus of this week’s episode can be the upcoming Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles. Gally mania ramps up to fever level as the lads talk panels, podcasts and poltroonery. News of the week rounds things out, even delving into the mostly foreign world of Big Finish! Regularly scheduled programming gets accelerated in a few days time as daily podcasts from Gallifrey One begin, so remember to check your feed more often!
Show Notes:

Radio Free Skaro in 3-D…at Gallifrey One!
Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Gallifrey…One!
The Minute…Doctor Who Podcast!
Episode 9…Spoiled by Doctor Who Magazine!
Series 6…Casting Notes!
Miracle Day…Gets A Newman!
Prefab…Doctor Who Costumes!
Patrick Troughton…Biography!
Leela…Returns In Big Finish!
Big Finish…Lost Stories Series 3!
iPlayer App…For iPad!
iPlayer App…For Android!

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Radio Free Skaro #207 – Please Do Not Throw Hands At Me

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The Radio Free Skaro Classic Series Commentaries kept trucking along this week with a look at another Tom Baker story. The Robots of Death, a wonderful murder mystery, goes under examination in the form of the Three Who Rule jib-jabbering their way through four episodes of Chris Boucher goodness. Oh, and there’s some like casting news… or something… about the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special. And Torchwood news. And DVD news. But that’s all peanuts compared to robots! ROBOTS!
Show Notes:

New Designs at…Skaro Shop!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Christmas Special…Announcement!
Torchwood Series 4…Characters!
Doctor Who Proms…Broadcast!
BBC Audiobooks…Sold!
Time and the Rani…DVD Details!
Patrick Troughton…Ferguson?

Commentary:

The Robots…Of Death!
Chris Boucher…Miniscope