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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 #566 – Never Cruel Or Cowardly


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It is with a heavy heart that we mark the passing of acting legend John Hurt, beloved by Whovians for his portrayal of the War Doctor in “The Day of the Doctor” but with a career spanning the best of film, TV, and the stage. In happier news, we can now announce the guests for our Gallifrey One live show (contained within) and some other notable Gally news, updates and miscellany! We also announce the winner of our Whographica giveaway contest! Plus stats (bleh) and a commentary for the 1978 story “The Ribos Operation”! To me, Sholakh!
Links:

John Hurt died.
Radio Free Skaro… Live From Gallifrey One 2017!
Gallifrey One guest update and reception info!
Who’s Queer Now? featuring Russell T Davies!
Class BBC One ratings!

Commentary:

The Ribos Operation!

Radio Free Skaro #558 – Class is Dismissed

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 8 of Class occurs from 22:10-34:15.


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rfs558Class has ended! And with the conclusion of Patrick Ness’s adventure in YA Doctor Who-ness, Warren and Steven (Chris has been felled by The Swarm this week) take a look at the finale and the series in total, as well as examining new Big Finish releases, Xmas special related news, and more! We also have an interview with author, playwright, writer of “Dalek”, and co-writer of the newly released Running Through Corridoers one Robert Shearman, from Chicago TARDIS! Listen, if you dare!
Links:

Class episode 8, “The Lost”
The Return of Doctor Mysterio BBC One Broadcast time!
BBC Christmas 2016 trailer.
Wayne Yip is directing Doctor Who series 10!
Daniel Nettheim directing Doctor Who series 10!
Heaven Sent/Hell Bent screening in Denver with Rachel Talalay
Denver screening in support of the ACLU
New Zealand cinema screening of The Return of Doctor Mysterio
December Big Finish releases.
Ninth Doctor figure from Big Chief now available.
Coventry road to be named after Delia Derbyshire.
Chicago TARDIS

Interviews:
Robert Shearman

Radio Free Skaro #537 – A Towering Intelligence


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rfs537San Diego Comic-Con looms like a monolith on the very edge of our collective nerd conscience, and though Doctor Who officially will not be at this year’s SDCC, Titan Comics will be holding a panel and slaking the fires of word-balloon fueled fever! Add to that a contest for signed copies of issues #500 and #501 of Doctor Who Magazine, and Warren’s live-tweeting adventure chronicling the Director’s Guild of Canada with Rachel Talalay and Amanda Tapping (Storify link in the show notes) and you’ve got yourself a podcas…..but wait! There’s also a commentary on the classic series adventure “The Time Warrior” for you to enjoy! Oh yes, and three old men trying to talk about Pokemon and failing utterly. Shame them, for they deserve it.
Links:

Titan Comics…Does San Diego Comic-Con!
Doctor Who Magazine…Competition!
David Tennant…Gets Honourary Doctorate!
DGC Master Class…With Rachel Talalay!
DGC Master Class…Live Tweets Storified!

Commentary:

The Time…Warrior!

Radio Free Skaro #534 – To The End Of The Universe


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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 #533 – The First Second of Eternity


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rfs533Let’s just take it as read that there was no news this week of any consequence and move right to the main event. Director Rachel Talalay joins Steven and Warren this week for a commentary on “Heaven Sent”, the penultimate episode of this series of Doctor Who and, let’s be honest, one of the best episodes of the show ever to be produced, old or new. And next week she’s back with Hell Bent with Steven and Chris! But why are you reading this? Listen and enjoy!
Links:

Mark Gatiss…Writing For Series 10!
Class…Also On BBC One!
Class…On SPACE!
The Daleks…Humanity’s Saviours!

Commentary (Starts at 12:00):

Heaven…Sent!
Rachel…Talalay!

Rachel Talalay Joins Radio Free Skaro For Two-Part Director’s Commentary

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Rachel Talalay, the award-winning director and who has helmed the finales of both Series 8 and Series 9 of Doctor Who, will be joining the Three Who Rule for director’s commentaries on her two Series 9 episodes, “Heaven Sent” and “Hell Bent”.

“Heaven Sent” has received considerable acclaim since its original broadcast, and in addition to being nominated for a 2016 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form), it is also eligible for Emmy Award nomination in the US. Rachel joins Steven and Warren for this commentary on Radio Free Skaro #533, which will be released on Sunday, June 12 at 2pm ET.

“Hell Bent” concludes the two-part finale, and features not only the return of Gallifrey, but the final regular appearance of Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. Rachel joins Steven and Chris for this commentary on Radio Free Skaro #534, the release of which will occur on Sunday, June 19 at 2pm ET.

Note that no commentaries for these two episodes are available on the official Doctor Who Series 9 box set, so Radio Free Skaro will be the only place to hear Rachel Talalay give a commentary for these amazing episodes. We thank Rachel for her time and for her enthusiasm in recording these with us, and we hope you all enjoy them!

*Note: we watched the NTSC (Region 1) versions of these episodes, so the commentaries will run slightly slower when trying to sync with PAL (Region 2) or other versions.

Radio Free Skaro #524 – The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe


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rfs524Warm up those #school related hashtags and get your fanfic pencils sharpened, because while this may be the Year Of No Doctor Who, there’s movement afoot with Patrick Ness’s Who spinoff, Class, which just announced its cast! And while not quite Doctor Who, it’s still exciting that Rachel Talalay has announced she’ll be directing an episode of Sherlock! Huzzah! Meanwhile, we’ve got a commentary on “The Woman Who Lived” with editor, writer and all around lovely person Amal El-Mohtar!
Links:

Class…Cast Announcement!
Patrick Ness…Profile!
Sherlock Returns January 1…With Rachel Talalay At The Helm!
Ianto Is Back…In Big Finish!
Target Reissues…Book Signing!
Restoration Team Website…Updated!
Gallifrey One…Tickets Go On Sale April 16!
Gallifrey One…Hotel Code Goes Live May 9
Whooverville…8!

Commentary:

The Woman…Who Lived!
Amal…El-Mohtar!

Radio Free Skaro #507 – Slates And Sliders


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rfs507It was a slow week for news, and the Three Who Rule thought they were in comfortable and familiar territory by recording a tiny news list on a Thursday…only to be scooped by Gallifrey One guest announcements the next morning! While you won’t hear about Michelle Gomez or Ingrid Oliver’s appearance-to-be at the LAX Marriott this February, you will here an epic-length interview with their occasional boss, director Rachel Talalay! Warren sat down with her for the better part of an hour in Vancouver and got the goods on Heaven Sent, Hell Bent and what’s next for the film and tv impresario!
Show notes:

Hell Bent…Final BBC One Viewing Figure!
Husbands of River Song…Premiere Screening!
Steven Moffat…Teases New Writers For Series 10!

Interview:

Rachel…Talalay!

Radio Free Skaro #503 – Let Me Be Brave

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rfs503And so we come to the end of Clara Oswald, one of the most consequential companions in the history of Doctor Who and the focus of “Face The Raven,” the third to last story in Series 9. What did the Three Who Rule think of Clara’s departure, writer Sarah Dollard’s debut, and the return of Rigsy? And, as the Three catch up on various news items of the past couple weeks, what of stats, comics, DVDs and other frip-frap? Next week, Steven calls in from Chicago TARDIS and we look at “Heaven Sent,” the Capaldi one-hander leading into the Series 9 finale. Woot!
Show notes:

Face…The Raven!
Episodes 11 & 12…Are Longer!
Sleep No More…Appreciated!
The Zygon Inversion…Appreciated!
The Zygon Inversion…Final BBC Viewing Figure!
The Zygon Invasion…Final BBC Viewing Figure!
Doctor Who…Popular On SPACE!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Jenna Coleman…Withdraws From Chicago TARDIS!
Eve Myles…Withdraws From Chicago TARDIS!
Tenth Doctor/Donna…Big Finish Clip!
Fourth Doctor/Sarah Jane…Titan Comics!
The Dad Who Fell To Earth…Fictitious Award Nomination!
The Underwater Menace…North American DVD Release?
Series 9 Part Two…North American DVD/BluRay Release!

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