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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!
Support Radio Free Skaro…on Patreon!

Radio Free Skaro #422 – Nobody Slaps Cyril Shaps

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rfs422A shocking (O’ the Quawncing Grig) amount of news this week, including the inclusion of Tank Girl director Rachel Talalay as a Series Eight helmer for two episodes, Doctor Who returning to Lanzorate for the aforementioned Series Eight, A Doctor Who comics Humble Bundle, and more! By far the coolest news of the week, at least for production nerds such as ourselves, was the release by Restoration Team member Paul Vanezis of a behind the scenes video showing the process of cleaning up and transferring the recently discovered film print of Enemy of World. Sprockets! Gears! Troughton on a beach! And speaking of Troughton, this week’s commentary is the all-time classic Tomb of the Cybermen! Sit back, warm up a mug of your favourite beverage, and enjoy as Cyril Shaps and some other people battle the second-deadliest foe in the Whoniverse! We also announce the winner of our RFS Giveaway contest for a signed copy of Paul Cornell’s “The Severed Streets”!
Show Notes:

Warren’s video…for The Reality Bomb Podcast!
Rachel Talalay directs…Doctor Who!
Doctor Who returns…to Lanzarote!
Frank Skinner guest stars…in Doctor Who!
Peter Capaldi on the cover…of the Radio Times!
Doctor Who IDW Comics…available on Humble Bundle!
New trailers for…Titan Comics’ Doctor Who series!
21 Doctor Who locations on…Google Street View!
Doctor Who restoration video…by Paul Vanezis!
A profile on…VFX whiz Mike Tucker!
Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel…on the big screen!
Just Giving memorial page for Big Finish’s Paul Spragg
Winner announced for a signed copy…of Paul Cornell’s “Severed Streets”!

Commentary

The Tomb…of the Cybermen!

Radio Free Skaro #393 – Flight Through Eternity

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rfs393With less than a week until “The Day of the Doctor”, the Two Who Rule (Warren and Steven, Chris was on assignment with UNIT) were positively giddy with anticipation for the 50th anniversary adventure to hit their eye bulbs in glorious 3D. But before that momentous event, the BBC released “The Night of the Doctor,” with a shocking appearance by Paul McGann! Lest you think that was the only treat for Whovians this week, a 2-minute clip from Day of the Doctor was also released in conjunction with Children in Need (which we will not discuss here, spoilerphobes), and various idents and other fripfrap also helped to fuel the hype machine. But, let’s be honest, what you’re really here for is our final Miniscope, this time with Richard Molesworth (author of a new book called “Robert Holmes: A Life in Words”) discussing the Phillip Hinchcliffe era. We’ve very much enjoyed doing these Miniscopes, and we hope you’ve enjoyed listening to them. And three lucky listeners won copies of Adventures with the Wife in Space, written by friend of the show (and last week’s guest!) Neil Perryman! Who were the winners? You’ll just have to listen to find out!
Show Notes:

The Day of the Doctor…preview clip!
The Night…of the Doctor!
Steven Moffat talks about…The Night of the Doctor!
Matt Smith BBC Ident…one!
Matt Smith BBC Ident…two!
The Day of the Doctor…Australian simulcast!
The Day of the Doctor…New Zealand simulcast details!
An Adventure in Space and Time…on UKTV in New Zealand!
The Day of the Doctor…promo pics!
An Adventure in Space and Time…promo pics!
An Adventure in Space and Time…trailer!
Doctor Who Live…After Party!
An Evening with…Steven Moffat!
The Day of the Doctor…DVD extras!
The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear…t-shirts!
Silva Screen 50th Anniversary box set…track listing!
Tom Baker an Lalla Ward…together again at Big Finish!
Doctor Who: Legacy…mobile phone game!
David Tennant and Billie Tyler…Radio Times poll winners!

Miniscope

Philip Hinchcliffe

Guest

Richard Molesworth

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Radio Free Skaro #386 – The Ordeal

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rfs386The producer Miniscope series plows onward as special guest John Williams from Tachyon TV joins in to discuss the Peter Bryant and Derrick Sherwin era. An era of selecting a new Doctor and ever-changing roles for the production team, Bryant and Sherwin were responsible for… well, you’ll just have to listen and find out, won’t you? With Warren unavailable, Steven and Chris tackle the news of the week including discussion on the latest (what some may call) blunder on the part of the BBC’s 50th anniversary “celebrations”, and yes, even talk about audio stuff! And books! And cosplay! And we announce the winner of our Twitter contest for a Region 1 Doctor Who Complete Series 7 box set! When the Warren is away, the mice will play!
Show Notes:

An Adventure in Space and Time…at the BFI!
Rain…Gods!
The Companions…Video Interview!
Peter Capaldi’s Past Appearances…to be Explained!
#SaveTheDay!
Doctor Who…for a Dream Night In!
Waris Hussein’s…An Unearthly Child Floorplans!
Fifty Years…of Doctor Who Audio!
Doctor Who at the BBC…Volume 8!
Doctor Who…Sound Recording Feature!
The Raymond P Cusick Signature Collection…and Robert Holmes: A Life In Words!
Tenth Doctor Coat…for the Ladies!

Miniscope

Peter Bryant
Derrick Sherwin

Guest

John Williams

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