Tag Archives: Paul Cornell

Radio Free Skaro #655 – Her Majesty


Download MP3

The countdown is on with one week to a new Doctor and a new era, and the media frenzy continues unabated with Jodie Whittaker playing an entirely non-canon Theremin on the Graham Norton Show, talking on BBC Radio6, giving us the first(ish) glimpse at her Doctor with a 53 second clip, and frankly a staggering amount of news that can’t possibly be summed up with these pithy remarks. We also have a quick visit from Paul Cornell to discuss his last-ever Doctor Who week available now in a new Titan Comics Humble Bundle, and last week’s Series 11 panel from Edmonton Expo, with Earp Chirpers and Whovians Erika Ensign and Annette Wierstra, Variant Edmonton comic book purveyor (and Doctor Whoocher) Danica LeBlanc…and Steven.
Links:

Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Edmonton Expo
Series 11 will debut at 6:45pm BST on BBC One, simulcast on SPACE and BBC America
NYCC will include a simulcast viewing and Q&A afterward with Whittaker, Chibnall and Strevens
Only “The Woman Who Fell To Earth” will be simulcast
SPACE will also simulcast the premiere
SPACE free preview, and premiere will be on space.ca
Sheffield press launch for Series 11
Press launch photos
NYCC Doctor Who panel details
SPACE interview with new friends/companions
The Series 11 theme tune samples the original
Whittaker did her own stunts for episode 1
Clip from episode 1 shown on The Graham Norton Show
Whittaker on Shaun Keaveny’s Radio 6 show, starts after the two hour mark
Whittaker surprises fans
Big Finish “Cold Vengeance” on vinyl
Unofficial 1972 Doctor Who Annual due February 2019
BARB expanding recording of devices used to view content
Jenna Coleman at Chicago TARDIS
Titan Comics Humble Bundle
Paul Cornell’s final Doctor Who work is part of this Humble Bundle

Interview:

Paul Cornell

Edmonton Expo Panel:

Edmonton Expo
Steven Schapansky
Erika Ensign
Danica LeBlanc
Annette Wierstra

Radio Free Skaro #636 – Intelligent Listening For Beginners


Download MP3

Dollies! Yes, to the delight of Warren and probably no-one else, Character Options is set to release new plastic Who friends, most of which are variants of current models but also the first action dolly for Bill! Also, BBC Television Centre lives on in Google Street View form, and in exciting interview news, we have a chinwag with Andrew Smith, whose latest work for Big Finish is Hour of the Cybermen (1980s!), the First Doctor Volume 2 (1960s!) and Star Cops: Mother Earth (more 1980s!) Cue up your compu-cassettes and enjoy!
Links:

UK Season 12 Blu-Ray delayed
The Enduring Magic of the Radiophonic Workshop
Google Street View scan of BBC TV Centre
Cushing TARDIS on the auction block
Character Third Doctor and TARDIS
Character Eleventh Doctor set
Character 1970s set
Character Twelfth Doctor set
Fairford Festival
Graham Strong died

Interview:

Andrew Smith
Big Finish Hour of the Cybermen
Big Finish First Doctor, Volume 2
Big Finish Star Cops Mother Earth, Part 1

Radio Free Skaro #631 – Bandril on the Run


Download MP3

In what can only be described as the universe screwing with us, and because the world of Doctor Who seems to be in lockdown, we have precisely one and a half items of news today, the content of which we shall not divulge in order to create a questionable air of tension before the main event…Fluid Links! Yes, enjoy the Three Who Rule’s shaky insights as we field questions from you, the listeners!
Links:

Forbidden Planet Target book signing
Moffat, RTD and Michael Grade

Radio Free Skaro #616 – No Unwanted Opinions Please


Download MP3

Welcome to 2018 which, for now at least, is the Time of Not Much Happening, exemplified by a rather sparse news list this week in the form of “Twice Upon A Time” stats, writer non-participation, new Gallifrey One guests, and the fact that Doctor Who is filming in South Africa! But also, for your edification and entertainment, we also have an interview with Sophie Aldred and Lisa Greenwood from Chicago TARDIS. Listen, enjoy and patiently wait for Series 11 with the rest of us!
Links:

Doctor Who filming in South Africa?
Sarah Dollard not writing for Series 11
Twice Upon A Time final BBC One viewing figure
Gallifrey One welcomes Brian Minchin, Lindsey Alford, Paul Cornell, Caroline Symcox, Keith Barnfather, Bill Baggs and others
Chicago TARDIS 2018 tickets on sale
Blake’s 7 turns 40

Interview:

Sophie Aldred
Lisa Greenwood
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #609 – Golden Years


Download MP3

As we hurtle towards Christmas, and more importantly, the premiere of “Twice Upon A Time”, the BBC has delivered a snippet of said story featuring one Peter Capaldi, David Bradley and Mark Gatiss trading badinage in Twelve’s TARDIS, and it is a delight. Also, Steven Moffat was announced to appear at the biggest Doctor Who convention in North America, Gallifrey One, to the general giddiness of the Three Who Rule. Besides all this news, we also have the second part of Warren’s interview with director Rachel Talalay, along with a look at one her stories for our final Second Chances segment with comedian and writer Riley Silverman!
Links:

Twice Upon a Time clip from Children in Need
Children in Need sets a record for donations
Twice Upon a Time will be the end for Murray Gold
Steven Moffat to headline Gallifrey One
John Smith hired to work on Series 10 & Twice Upon a Time
Whoblique Strategies charity anthology coming this month
Chicago TARDIS, Nov 24-26, 2017

Interview:

Rachel Talalay

Second Chances:

Riley Silverman
The Doctor Falls

Radio Free Skaro #572 – Comic Sans


Download MP3

As the weeks tick slowly down to new Doctor Who, we have a short teaser to discuss, with sparks and Capaldi hair and Nardole and Bill! Gallifrey One 2018 tickets go on sale soon, so get your purchasing fingers limbered! The Series 10 premiere will hit theatres in April, and we salute John Hurt’s last turn as the War Doctor in the Big Finish production “Casualties of War”! Finally, we have two interviews from Gallifrey One for you, with novelist, comic book scribe and Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell, as well as Titan Comics brand manager Chris Thompson!
Links:

Gallifrey One 2018 tickets go on sale April 8
Series 10 teaser
First five Series 10 episode titles revealed?
US cinemas will get the Series 10 premiere April 17 & 19
Trailer for Big Finish “Casualties of War”, John Hurt’s last performance as the War Doctor
Disney Time Tom Baker links from 1975
Missing Who event May 27, ft. Deborah Watling, Peter Purves, Sue Malden, Philip Morris, Graham Strong
Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later

Interviews:

Chris Thompson
Paul Cornell

Radio Free Skaro #560 – Affirmative, Mistress


Download MP3

rfs560It’s the week before the Advent of Doctor Mysteriousness, and so the news is a little light as fandom sits in the eye of the hurricane. But there is word of both Toby Whithouse musing on Twitter about his upcoming Series 10 episode, and Leela joining the War Doctor in his audio adventures in the new year! And speaking of Leela, both Louise Jameson and John Leeson are featured this week as Steven interviewed them at the recent Chicago TARDIS convention! Savage Tin Doggerel, ahoy!
Links:

Tom Baker Christmas message
Toby Whithouse is writing for Series 10
Class comes to BBC One in January
Doctor Who Magazine 2017 Annual
Chicago TARDIS

Interviews:
Louise Jameson
John Leeson

Radio Free Skaro #535 – Douglas, King of Scots


Download MP3

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 #534 – To The End Of The Universe


Download MP3

rfs534For a Year With No Doctor Who, this week brought a surfeit of news, including tales of actors and writers headed for Series 10 (which begins filming this week!), news about Class, Doctor Who being included on the initial Emmy nomination list for the first time ever, and more! The mind veritably reels at this cornucopia of informational entertainments. But let’s be honest, you’re here for even more Rachel Talalay, and RFS delivers, as the acclaimed director joins us for the second of her two-part commentary, this one for “Hell Bent”!
Links:

Doctor Who Series 10…Begins Filming This Week!
First Series 10 Table Reads…Done!
Series 10 Kicks Off With A Steven Moffat Script…Directed By Lawrence Gough!
Series 10 Episode Two…By Frank Cottrell-Boyce!
Series 10 Recording Block Two…With Stories By Sarah Dollard And Mike Bartlett!
Series 10 Has Matt Lucas Returning…And Stephanie Hyam Guesting!
Matt Lucas Indicates Nardole Will Appear…In Multiple Stories!
Class Will Feature…An LGBT Lead Character!
Peter Capaldi…On The Long List For An Emmy!
Adric In The Big Finish…2017 Main Range!
Big Finish…The Trouble With Drax!
Big Finish Short Trips Competition…Closes Soon!
Paul Cornell Interview…On DWTWR!
Sean Pertwee…Was Asked To Appear In Doctor Who!
Red Dwarf…LEGO Ideas!
Gallifrey One Guest Announcement…Coming This Week!
LI Who…Guest Update!
Whooverville 8…Guests!
Anglicon…This August!
WYCC Chicago…Shows Tom Baker Stories!

Commentary (Starts at 36:00):

Heaven…Sent!
Rachel…Talalay!

Radio Free Skaro #530 – Birdemic: Shock and Terror


Download MP3

rfs530Comics, commentaries, audio adventures (both new and rumoured) and a celebration of Doctor Who’s many female scientists make for a busier newslist than usual in this, The Year With No Doctor Who, and this week you even get bonus tut-tutting about Target book arrangements and criminal dips to black on CraveTV’s streaming editions of the programme. A summons to the high court of the League of Fandom is in the maoi and should be arriving at their offices soon, fear not. And if that made-up legal nonsense doesn’t engage you, how about a commentary for “Face the Raven” with Deb Stanish of Verity! fame and Alyssa of Whovian Feminism?
Links:

Third Doctor…Titan Comics Series!
Doctor Who’s…Inspiring Female Scientists!
Tennant and Tate…Big Finish Interview!
Barrowman and Coduri…Recorded For Big Finish!
Series 4…On Blu-Ray In North America!
New Commentaries… For Some Of The Hartnell Era!
New Commentary…For The Daemons!
Alec Wheal…Died

Commentary:

Face…The Raven!
Deborah…Stanish!
Alyssa…From Whovian Feminism!

1 2 3