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Radio Free Skaro #630 – Throw Away Your Gun


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Gallifrey One News! As in the fact that tickets for the 30th edition of the greatest convention on Earth go on sale on April 14th. Also, said convention was featured in the latest Doctor Who Magazine! Plus we have tales of Rachel Talalay declining to work on Series 11, BBC rumourmongering, comic, Target novel shenanigans via RTD and The Moff and a commentary for “The Happiness Patrol” brought you to thanks to the generosity of #WhoAgainstGuns!
Links:

#WhoAgainstGuns wraps up
Gallifrey One ticket purchase link active
Doctor Who Magazine 524
Talalay not directing for Series 11
Series 11 to have some Classic Who elements
Hour of the Cybermen, from Big Finish
Titan Comics Road to the Thirteenth Doctor
BBC Worldwide becomes BBC Studios
“Based on the Popular BBC Television Serial” third edition available
Russell T Davies tweaks the novelization for Rose
Steven Moffat makes Peter Cushing canon in Day of the Doctor

Commentary:

The Happiness Patrol

Radio Free Skaro #629 – Red Hulke


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Welcome to April! Which means we’re now only about six months until Jodie Whittaker’s debut as the new Doctor Who! Until then, we’ve got #Whoagainstguns final tallies, some sneaky hints from Philip Morris about “The Web of Fear” Part 3, Hugo nominations for Verity! and Doctor Who “Twice Upon a Time”, and a deep dive into Malcolm Hulke’s left wing leanings with “Doctor Who and the Communist” author Michael Herbert in part three of our Malcolm Hulke Miniscope! Ypa, comrades!
Links:

Gallifrey One 2019 tickets go on sale April 14, 12:00pm PDT
#WhoAgainstGuns campaign ends
#WhoAgainstGuns broke $20,000 with the help of Rachel Talalay
Phillip Morris says Web of Fear 3 may soon be found
Twice Upon A Time, Verity! nominated for Hugo Awards
Series 9 Soundtrack, including limited Stuart Manning art
Christopher Eccleston makes his first convention appearance at London Film & Comic-Con 2018

Miniscope:

Malcolm Hulke
Michael Herbert

Radio Free Skaro #626 – Pyramid of Goop


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A jam packed, bumper edition of Radio Free Skaro this week! Not only do we provide you with an update on the #WhoAgainstGuns initiative with Joy Piedmont and Graeme Burk, but we also bring you a full length commentary for the 1987 special effects-laden spectacular that is “Time and the Rani”, with special guest Jonathan Helm of WHO FX! There’s also a bevy of Doctor Who merchandise to tell you about, including the just announced Season 12 Blu-ray set!
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#WhoAgainstGuns
Rachel Talalay writes about the Women’s Gallifrey One panel
Season 12 Blu-Ray due June 11 in the UK
Season 12 Blu-Ray due June 26 in North America
New 6th Doctor Big Finish companion
Rose Target book audio CD
Chriswtmas Invasion Target book audio CD
Day of the Doctor Target book audio CD
Record Store Day City of Death vinyl release
Record Store Day Tomb of the Cybermen vinyl release
One Doctor, Two Hearts book
Tommy’s Top Ten charity book
Topps 2018 Doctor Who signature trading cards
Special Weapons Dalek by Robert Harrop Designs
The Radiophonic Workshop play The Royal Albert Hall
Matt Smith on Desert Island Discs

Commentary:

Time and the Rani
@who_fx / Jonathan Helm

Radio Free Skaro #609 – Golden Years


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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!
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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 #608 – As The World Falls Down


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This week on Radio Free Skaro, join two thirds of The Three Who Rule from Long Island Who as Steven and Warren are joined by Deb from Verity! and Alyssa from Whovian Feminism and This Week in Time Travel to talk about the sad passing of Doctor Who music icon Dudley Simpson, some upcoming DVD and audio releases (like Star Cops from Big Finish!), but really dig in to the main event: the new outfit unveiled for Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor! Also in this episode: the first of a two-part interview with director Rachel Talalay, and Luke from TMDWP joins us to talk about “World Enough and Time”!
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Jodie Whittaker’s costume revealed
References in Jodie Whittaker’s costume
The Vanity Fair take on Whittaker’s costume
The Vogue take on Whittaker’s costume
Dudley Simpson dies at age 95
Children in Need to have Twice Upon A Time clip
William Hartnell years of “The Doctors” interview series due on DVD Nov 13
The Daemons of Devil’s End due on DVD on Nov 13
Big Finish announces new Star Cops audio series
LI Who 5, November 10-12

Interview:

Rachel Talalay

Second Chances:

Luke Harrison
World Enough and Time

Radio Free Skaro #599 – Ashes to Ashes


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Space-time has become distorted and silly once again with the appearance of a tall stranger, AKA Chris, in Vancouver with Warren! Not only that, but Twitter man about town Tom Dickinson is here for our Second Chances segment to take a gander at “Smile,” where hill give his thoughts on robots, emoji and nanite-human colonization policies. Plus news of the Doctor Who Experience and Class waving goodbye, Jodie Whittaker waving hello (via a Rolling Stone interview) and upcoming Gallifrey One guests of some renown!
Links:

Gallifrey One guest announcement – Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas,
David Bradley!

The Doctor Who Experience closed
Doctor Who Experience goodbye video
Class officially cancelled
Jodie Whittaker Rolling Stone interview
Capaldi had auditioned for DS9
Rachel Talalay auctioning off memorabilia for charity
The Book of Whoniversal records due September 28
RTD & James Goss interview podcast due September 28
Doctor Who and the Krikketmen due January 18, 2018
Steven’s c.1994 fan film Doctor Who titles
Steven: Fun With Feedback 1
Steven: Fun With Feedback 2

Second Chances:

Tom Dickinson
Smile

Radio Free Skaro #589 – Without Hope, Without Witness, Without Reward


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Lo, the (almost) end has come, and the Three Who Rule have thoughts, feels and comments about “The Doctor Falls,” the penultimate episode for both director Rachel Talalay and showrunner/writer Steven Moffat. What did the three scoundrels think of this stew of Masters and Mondasians? More to the point, what’s going on with the First Doctor and the upcoming Xmas special? So many questions! Next week, the return of Fluid Links, but only pertaining to Series 10, so no questions about Nimons and Axons!
Links:

The Doctor Falls review
Christmas Special press release
Christmas Special promo pic
Doctor Who Fan Show interviews Moffat & Talalay
Moffat homage to RTD as mentioned in the Fan Show
Matt Lucas says goodbye
Michelle Gomez says goodbye
The Doctor Falls BBC One overnight viewing figures
The Eaters of Light final BBC One viewing figures
World Enough and Time Appreciation Index
The Thirteenth Doctor’s actor should be known soon
Gallifrey One guest announcement
Peter Capaldi and Doctor Who at San Diego Comic-Con
LI Who guests
Voord and Tetrap figurines
Planet 14 Information

Radio Free Skaro #584 – Pyramid Power


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We’ve reached the middle portion of the Trilogy of the Monks with “The Pyramid at the End of the World”, and who better to lend a hand ruminating on tractor beams, world peace, pandemics and panic than Wife in Space impresario Neil Perryman? Neil joins the Two Who Rule (in the form of Warren and Steven) to hash out what in the actual hell is going on with these mysterious robed fellows, before getting to the most important news of the week…Doctor Who branded skin care products. Stats, speculation, and the great nation of China single-handedly resurrecting Classic Who (in our minds) and more!
Links:

Episode 7 – “The Pyramid at The End of the World”
Episode 7 edited due to Manchester bombing
“The Pyramid at The End of the World” overnight ratings
“Oxygen” final viewing figures
“Extremis” AI: 82
“The Empress of Mars” synopsis
Rachel Talalay directing Christmas Special
Doctor Who renewed for five more series?
First guest announcement for Gallifrey One 2018
Downtime Region 1 DVD release
Titan Comics summer event
New Doctor Who licensees

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!

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