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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

Interview:

Graeme Harper
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #656 – No Sir, All Thirteen


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The long, long wait is finally over as Doctor Who returns to our screens all new but somehow every bit as Who-ish as ever. What did your esteemed hosts think of “The Woman Who Fell To Earth?”, not to mention Jodie Whittaker, said earth-falling woman and the new Doctor Who? Listen to both their thoughts and news of all the hype and glory leading up to Series 11 starting…now!
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Episode 1 “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”
Series 11 Coming Soon
Episode 1 Behind The Scenes
Stuart Manning poster for The Woman Who Fell to Earth
“The Ghost Monument” airs at 655pm on October 14 on BBC One
BBC America had a Doctor Who pre-party and after-party
BBC America Panel from New York City Comic-Con
Lynne & Erika from Verity! appeared on the preshow
Jodie Whittaker on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall on Build Series panel
Jodie Whittaker talks about the genesis of her costume
Her Universe Doctor Who collection now available at Hot Topic
Jodie Whittaker on the Radio Times cover
Jodie Whittaker surprises Sheffield schoolchildren
Gallifrey One early autumn update
Doctor Puppet Episode 8 – the final episode?
Doctor Puppet complete score available
Doctor Who Limited Edition Thirteenth Doctor Barbie unveiled
Big Finish celebrates the 13th Doctor
Doctor Who Infinity announces episode 4 and episode 5
Missy being added to Doctor Who Legacy
Phil Morris announces non-Doctor Who missing episode find on The One Show
Titan Comics Humble Bundle

Radio Free Skaro #611 – Simply Having A Wonderful Christmastime


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It’s December and for Doctor Who fans that means “Twice Upon a Time” is upon us in less than a month…which means a veritable blitz of promotions, news, news about promotions, and so forth. There’s also incoming tat, a story about anamorphic lenses for all you cineastes, and most importantly, interviews with outgoing Doctor Who brand manager Edward Russell and legendary director Waris Hussein! Merry not quite Christmas yet, everyone!
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Twice Upon A Time promo image & synopsis
BBC America Twice Upon A Time teaser
Twice Upon A Time at Canadian cinemas
Twice Upon A Time Australian Preview
Twice Upon A Time at Danish cinemas
Doctor Who on the Radio Times cover
iPlayer adding box sets for Christmas
BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios merge
New lenses, new filmic look for Series 11
Series 9 on Netflix UK
Peal Mackie reads bedtime stories for CBeebies
Blu-Ray release of the Peter Capaldi years
Shada delay for North America?
Dr Men vinyl figures
War Machine figure
Long Island Doctor Who

Interview:

Waris Hussein
Edward Russell

Radio Free Skaro #576 – The Fisher King


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We’re in the final stretch run of The Year (and a bit) of No Doctor Who, as Series 10 is less than two weeks away! There’s spoiler-free talk of synopses, the character of Bill Potts is revealed to be gay (hooray!), and there are various promotional things happening in and around the premiere of “The Pilot” on April 15. And we take our last look inside the Miniscope for this year with a detailed analysis of the works of writer David Fisher, author of four stories from the later Tom Baker era!
Links:

Synopsis for The Pilot!
Season 10 Plot Setup!
Bill will be gay!
Capaldi and Mackie at the BFI & RT TV Festival
Mr Men at the Doctor Who Experience
Myths & Legends book!
RiffTrax covers The Five Doctors!
The Almost Doctors!
Sydney Newman’s Centenary!

Miniscope:

David Fisher
The Stones of Blood
The Androids of Tara
The Creature from the Pit
The Leisure Hive

Radio Free Skaro #494 – The Boy Who Would Be King

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rfs494An old enemy returns (or two!) in “The Magician’s Apprentice”, the first new Doctor Who in many months and the premiere episode of Series 9. Daleks and Missy and Davros, oh my! What did the Three Who Rule think? And what did they have to say about Jenna Coleman leaving Doctor Who? Tune into over an hour of their mad bleatings, including musings on #TeamHoodie, clam bombs, and the staggeringly important matter of the Capaldi Bouffant!
Show notes:

Series 9, Episode 1 “The Magician’s Apprentice”
Jenna Coleman is leaving Doctor Who
“The Doctor’s Meditation” on Doctor Who Facebook page (UK only)
“The Magician’s Apprentice” interview clips
Series 9 episode titles and Steven Moffat guide
Stuart Manning’s Radio Times Series 9 posters
“Under The Lake” synopsis
Doctor Who Christmas Specials Blu-ray box art
“The Witch’s Familiar” airs at 7:45pm on September 26 on BBC One

Radio Free Skaro #480 – The Talons of Dr. Chang

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rfs480News! News! News! So much news this week, from Vines of P-Cap playing guitar to Series 9 rumours, royal honours, convention doings and undoings, and (fake, but awesome) Doctor Who LEGO video games! The mind boggles! “But what else, you fiends?!” you declare, and for you, beloved listener, we also have Verity’s own Tansy Rayner Roberts with us for a commentary on “Dark Water”, the penultimate Series 8 showstopper featuring water, darkness and more!
Show notes:

Doctor Who Series 9…Episode 10 Details!
Series 9…Start Date?
Peter Capaldi…Thrashes!
Steven Moffat…Gets Honoured!
Doctor Who Event…In Berlin!
Radio Times…Festival!
Fan Expo Canada…Welcomes Companions!
L.I. Who…Guest Update!
UNIT…Big Finish Spinoff Details!
Big Finish…UNIT Extinction Trailer!
Titan Comics…San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive!
Titan Comics…Four Doctors Trailer!
LEGO Doctor Who…Fan Video!
Ravolox Remixes…High Bitrate Release!
Doctor Who…The High Council Podcast!
John Nathan-Turner…Bus!

Commentary:
Dark…Water!
Tansy…Rayner Roberts!

Radio Free Skaro #469 – Dramatic Delights

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rfs469Happy post-10th Who birthday, everyone! What with Peter Capaldi visiting the Doctor Who Experience and entertaining children with birthday cakes and charm, it’s easy to forget that other things were happening in the world of Who this week, like Big Finish announcing they’ll be making their audio adventures until at least 2020, or a mad genius 3D printing a bust of the aforementioned Mr. Capaldi. All mere preamble though, as this week we bring you an interview with biographer Richard Marson, who is following up his excellent book on John Nathan-Turner with “Drama and Delight: The Life of Verity Lambert.” Intrigued? Then lend us the use of your aural cavities for an hour and change!
Show notes:

Cast & Crew…10th Birthday Messages!
Peter Capaldi…Remembers Rose!
Capaldi…At The Doctor Who Experience!
Peter Capaldi…Sings Happy Birthday!
A Decade of Doctor Who…By John Smith!
Doctor Who Magazine 485…Variant Covers!
Big Finish License…Renewed!!
Big Finish…Adapts More Novels!
Doom…Coalition!
Doctor Who Legacy…Bigger on the Inside!
Series 9…Computing Tie-in!
Doctor Who…Nominated For A Crafty!
Peter Capaldi…3D-Printed Bust!
A Bus Called…JNT!
Radio Free Skaro…Patreon!

Interview:
Richard…Marson!
Drama and Delight: The Life of Verity Lambert!

Radio Free Skaro #468 – Ten Years On

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rfs468Ten years ago, a dream came true for many long-time fans of Doctor Who. A show long feared dead returned, stronger and better than ever….but in order for that to happen, many talented people had to come together in front of the camera and behind the scenes for a show no-one yet believed in. Director Joe Ahearne was one such individual, directing five Eccleston-era stories and witness to the chaos of that first season. He spoke to us about those days, his experiences working with Eccleston and RTD, and more! We also have snippets from press conferences held at the time, to give you more of a flavor of the atmosphere as the clock counted down to the return of Doctor Who. Happy anniversary, everyone!
Show notes:

Series 9…Block 3 Now Filming!
Mark Gatiss…Writing For Series 9!
Peter Capaldi…In 5 Console Rooms!
Radio Times…Ten Years Top Ten!
The Cybermen…DVD Set!
Mac And Me…In Manchester!
Radio Free Skaro…Patreon!

Interview/Archive Footage:
Joe…Ahearne!
Christopher…Eccleston!
Russell T…Davies!
Julie…Gardner!

Radio Free Skaro #455 – Andrew Smith, When The Mists Fell

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rfs455Fancy a return to Alzarius? We did, so we contacted classic Doctor Who and Big Finish writer Andrew Smith about “Mistfall,” his upcoming Big Finish audio play which sends the Fifth Doctor, Turlough, Nyssa and Tegan back to E-Space. Andrew also joins us to look at the news of the week, including stats, plush Tennants, and a possible controversy concerning Netflix! Toby Hadoke also makes a special appearance to reflect with Steven on the life and times of Bernard Kay, the accomplished actor who appeared in The Daleks, the Crusade, The Faceless Ones and Colony in Space, and who sadly passed away this week. Enjoy, and look forward to next week, where we continue our Chicago TARDIS interviews with the fantastic Camille Coduri!
Show Notes:

Last Christmas…BBC Ratings!
Last Christmas…Appreciated!
The Radio Times…Ranks The Christmas Specials!
Daniel O’Hara…Directing In Series 9?
BBC America…Timeshifting!
Sir…War Doctor!
Tenth Doctor…Plush!
US Netflix…Losing Doctor Who?
Bernard Kay…Died.
Mistfall!
Full Circle…Audiobook!

Guests:

Andrew…Smith!
Toby…Hadoke!

Radio Free Skaro #439 – For What It’s Worth

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rfs439As showrunner for Doctor Who, Steven Moffat is mostly known for beginnings and endings of series, but this week the Moff brought us “Listen,” a standalone story that delves into beginnings, endings and fear itself. So, did Moffat overload the story with his personal tropes, take the show in an interesting direction, or…well, listen to the opinions of the Three Who Rule for their thoughts on the matter. There’s also tat, stats, Gallifrey One guest updates and more, including a diversion into some serious action dolly madness. Listen! Please.
Show Notes:

Listen!
Listen…Overnight Viewing Figures!
Robot of Sherwood…Appreciated!
Robot of Sherwood…Final BBC Ratings!
Into The Dalek…Final BBC Ratings!
Time Heist…Transmitting At 7:30!
The Caretaker…Synopsis!
Deep Breath…Best At The US Box Office!
Jane Baker…Died.
Tom Baker…At 80!
Jemma Powell…To Play Barbara Wright!
Horror Channel…To Show Remastered Episodes!
Radio Times…10 Greatest Companions!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Edmonton Expo…Doctor Who Panel!
Twelfth Doctor…Action Dollie!
Doctor Who Series 8…Region 1 Home Video Release!
Miwk Publishing…Upcoming Titles!
Doctor Who Memorabilia…Guinness World Record!
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