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Radio Free Skaro #670 – Curran Account


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Have you ever wanted to see block transfer computation on the big screen? Your time has come as “Logopolis” hits theatres this March in the US and the BFI in February in advance of the release of the Doctor Who Season 18 box set! And as if that isn’t enough deep dive craziness, Big Finish is going to fill your summer with stories of the War Master and the Eighth Doctor politely nodding at each other and perhaps battling for the fate of the universe. Plus tales of tat, accolades and awards, and an interview from Chicago TARDIS with Vincent Van Gogh himself, actor Tony Curran!
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Resolution almost final BBC One viewing figures
Doctor Who topped the Rotten Tomatoes Best Reviewed Sci Fi/Fantasy 2018 category
Jodie Whittaker and Doctor Who nominated for National Television Awards
Series 11 Soundtrack came out January 11
Catherine Tate and John Barrowman announced for Gallifrey One
Gallifrey One exclusive Titan Comics covers
Shaun Dooley shot the Whittaker in silhouette promo photo
The BBC published The Woman Who Fell To Earth and other scripts
Logopolis BFI screening February 17
Logopolis US cinema screenings March 13
Big Finish to release Eighth Doctor and War Master set, due July 2019
Scratchman also due in audio book, read by Tom Baker
Interview with Christel Dee and Simon Guerrier about The Women Who Lived
Her Universe Thirteenth Doctor cross body bag
W Morgan Sheppard died

Interview:

Tony Curran
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #666 – Woe To You, Oh Earth and Sea


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With no new Doctor Who until New Year’s Day in the form of “Resolution”, how will the Three Who Rule cope with their withdrawal pangs? Why, by celebrating the arrival of the Number of the Beast, Episode 666, with a commentary for the Series 2 episodes “The Impossible Planet” and “The Satan Pit”, two of the most devil-centric episodes ever! (And also two of the best Doctor Who episodes ever!) Yes, we’re aware of the Daemons pedants, move along. Plus we have Series 11 Blu-Ray news, Series 11 soundtrack info, some tat discussion, and possibly even scarier than ol’ Scratchman himself, stats!
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Doctor Who Magazine #533
New Resolution promotional images
Series 11 Blu-ray due January 14 in the UK; “Resolution” due February 18
Series 11 Blu-ray due January 29 in US/Canada
Series 11 soundtrack due January 11
Thirteenth Doctor’s theme music video
“The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” BBC One overnight viewing figures
“It Takes You Away” BBC One final viewing figures
BBC America Series 11 ratings
Doctor Who 3rd most tweeted BBC show in 2018
Doctor Who, Mandip Gill win Fictitious Awards
The Story of Susan, from The Women Who Lived
River Song meets Susan in upcoming Big Finish release

Commentary:

“The Impossible Planet”
“The Satan Pit”

Radio Free Skaro #659 – The Web of Fear


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The Doctor and her fam…errr, TARDIS Team land back in Sheffield and smack dab into spiders, ethically dubious American businessmen and RTD-level family drama in “Arachnids in the UK”, the latest instalment of the eleventh series of Doctor Who. Will the quintessentially Whovian juxtaposition of the domestic with the deeply weird engage the Three Who Rule, or will arachnophobia turn to eight-legged tedium? You won’t know until you listen! Also, stats. Harrumph.
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Episode 4 review, Arachnids in the UK
The Ghost Monument BBC One ratings
Rosa BBC One overnight viewing figures
MusicTech interview of Segun Akinola
New Yorker interview of Segun Akinola
BritBox adds new Dalek stories on Halloween
Big Finish Third Doctor series 5
River Song Big Finish Series 6 to feature Yeti and the Great Intelligence
Big Finish River Song Series 6 to feature Sontarans, Drashigs and Ogrons
Doctor Who Pez dispensers
Doctor Who escape game to be called Worlds Collide
Red Dwarf Series I-VIII Bluray due in January
The Radiophonic Workshop do the soundtrack to Possum
Derrick Sherwin died
Radio Free Skaro #420, featuring a Derrick Sherwin interview
Moffat says current Who risks looking cheap

Radio Free Skaro #658 – The Spirit of Rosa


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For a show about time travel, Doctor Who doesn’t really go deep on matters historical, preferring a quick tour and a laugh to really getting into events as they unfold. But that changed this week with “Rosa,” a look at how civil rights hero Rosa Parks herself changed the world, and how the Doctor and the Time Team deal with both alien threats and a very different (but also somewhat familiar) world to 2018. What did Steven, Warren, and Chris think of the episode? And will a very special addition to the stats report cause Warren to finally lose what’s left of his mind?
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Episode 3, “Rosa”
Episode 5 titled The Tsuranga Conundrum, episode 6 called Demons of the Punjab
Arachnids in the UK goes out on BBC One Oct 28 @ 7:00pm
The Ghost Monument overnight BBC viewing figures
The Woman Who Fell to Earth final BBC ratings and Appreciation Index
Segun Akinola Q&A
Kamelion returns via Big Finish
Big Finish Zygon Hunt released on vinyl
New Zealand Doctor Who silver coin

Radio Free Skaro #655 – Her Majesty


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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.
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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 #654 – Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon


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With a mere two weeks to go before Series 11 of Doctor Who graces our screens, the news is arriving with increased ferocity, including a new trailer, articles in Doctor Who Magazine and the New York Times (!), cinema screenings, media appearances by one J. Whittaker, and more! But while you look forward to October 7, why not jump back through the decades to 1971 (and forward to Earth’s future) with our hair-obsessed commentary of episodes four to six of “Colony in Space!”
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Edmonton Expo
Episode 2 titled “The Ghost Moment”
Second Series 11 trailer
Series 11 teasers from Chibnall
Chris Chibnall interview for doctorwho.tv
New York Times article on Jodie Whittaker
Jodie Whittaker reads reaction tweets
Georgia Tennant tweets her support for Whittaker
Doctor Who Magazine 530 released
Series 11 title sequence and music may not appear until episode 2
DWAS Series 11 premiere party
Canadian Series 11 Premiere cinema screenings
American Series 11 Premiere cinema screenings
Jodie Whittaker’s BBC promotional appearances
Series 11 effects being done by DNeg
Missy gets her own Big Finish series
Earthshock BFI screening
Christopher Eccleston memoir due in 2019

Commentary:

Colony in Space, Episodes 4-6

Radio Free Skaro #642 – The Nut Hutch


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Last week’s vast wasteland of not-news has been replaced by a verdant jungle of news-news, most notably the announcement of Segun Akinola as the new composer for Doctor Who! Plus Matt Smith comes to Edmonton, and comics and calendars that sort of feature Jodie Whittaker or flat-out don’t. There’s other news of course, but this is a mere tease to part one of our commentary for the Jon Pertwee story “The Green Death”, so dive back with us to June 1973 and hippies, environmentalism, and giant maggots!
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Doctor Who on Twitch
Segun Akinola announced as new Doctor Who composer
Segun Akinola BAFTA profile
Segun Akinola Soundcloud
Jodie Whittaker comic issue 0
Jodie Whittaker calendar snub
Matt Smith announced for Edmonton Expo
Philip Hinchcliffe’s unused Season 15 plans
New Target novelization audiobooks
BBC Sounds app announced for iPlayer Radio and Podcasts
Big Finish celebrates 20 years of recording
Torchwood Series 6 begins in October from Big Finish
Third Doctor Who Infinity story revealed

Commentary:

The Green Death, episodes 1-3