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Radio Free Skaro #616 – No Unwanted Opinions Please


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Welcome to 2018 which, for now at least, is the Time of Not Much Happening, exemplified by a rather sparse news list this week in the form of “Twice Upon A Time” stats, writer non-participation, new Gallifrey One guests, and the fact that Doctor Who is filming in South Africa! But also, for your edification and entertainment, we also have an interview with Sophie Aldred and Lisa Greenwood from Chicago TARDIS. Listen, enjoy and patiently wait for Series 11 with the rest of us!
Links:

Doctor Who filming in South Africa?
Sarah Dollard not writing for Series 11
Twice Upon A Time final BBC One viewing figure
Gallifrey One welcomes Brian Minchin, Lindsey Alford, Paul Cornell, Caroline Symcox, Keith Barnfather, Bill Baggs and others
Chicago TARDIS 2018 tickets on sale
Blake’s 7 turns 40

Interview:

Sophie Aldred
Lisa Greenwood
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #592 – I Was Fond Of Her Too, Jamie


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Comic-Con! Yes, SDCC has come and gone once again, and with it we now have a trailer for “Twice Upon a Time,” the swan-song for one P-Cap and the glorious retconning of one D-Brad as the First Doctor, along with words and thoughts from gentleman scribe Kyle Anderson, who gives us an almost-live look from the ground as he left the BBC panel, as well as filling us in the Classic Who panel he moderated featuring Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sophie Aldred! Plus a simply staggering pile of news about dollies, the continued stir over a female Doctor, and so..much..swag. And sadly, we also have to report the passing of both Deborah Watling and Trevor Baxter, who will be sorely missed.
Links:

Twice Upon A Time trailer
Comic-Con Doctor Who Panel
SDCC IMDB interview with Capaldi, Moffat and Kevin Smith
SDCC Empire interview with Capaldi, Moffat and Gatiss
SDCC Entertainment Weekly interview with Capaldi, Moffat, Mackie, Gomez and Gatiss
SDCC Classic Doctor Who panel, moderated by Kyle Anderson
SDCC SyFy interview with Davison, Aldred and C Baker
Wheel in Space telesnap recon preview
Deborah Watling died
Trevor Baxter died
Big Finish tribute to Trevor Baxter
13th Doctor Announcement Stats
The BBC Responds to Whittaker Casting Complaints
Capaldi’s Salary Revealed
Whittaker to get parity salary
Tom Spilsbury’s interview Hartnell challenge
The Simpsons jokes about a female Doctor
Series 10 DVD/BD Box Set release date?
Character Options renews license, 13th Doctor stuff available Autumn 2018
Penguin Random House extends book license
Doctor Who RPG Humble Bundle
Christel Dee Interview (Part 1)
Big Finish to do Doctor’s Daughter audio
River Song features in Titan’s The Lost Dimension

Radio Free Skaro #590 – Blue Man Group


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Series 10 may be over, but your questions have just begun! Fluid Links returns (and re-returns next week) for us to answer, dodge and blatantly lie our way through your thoughtful enquiries about the ast series of Doctor Who…and the Xmas special still to come!
Links:

World Enough and Time final BBC One viewing figures
The Doctor Falls BBC America ratings
The Doctor Falls Appreciation Index
San Diego Comic-Con Doctor Who panel details
SDCC Classic Doctor Who Panel, hosted by Kyle Anderson!
Toronto Doctor Who hosts Eric Saward
Red, White and Who preorder begins; available August 21

Gallifrey One 2015 – First Guest Update

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The first guest update for the 2015 edition of Gallifrey One has been announced, and it’s jam packed with some new faces to Gallifrey One, as well as some old favourites!

evemylesEve Myles was the heart and soul of Torchwood through all four seasons of the Doctor Who spinoff. She also appeared as Gwyneth in the 2005 Doctor Who episode “The Unquiet Dead”, and is an absolute hoot at conventions! This will be her first appearance at Gallifrey One.
derricksherwinDerrick Sherwin was producer and/or script editor for Doctor Who throughout the latter half of Patrick Troughton’s reign in the TARDIS. He also wrote the 1968 story “The Invasion”, and he also created UNIT, which was a staple for the entire Jon Pertwee era. This will be Derrick’s first appearance at Gallifrey One.
janetfieldingJanet Fielding is returning to Gallifrey One! Always a Gally favourite, Janet played Tegan Jovanka alongside Peter Davison for almost the entire run of the Fifth Doctor. Janet also had a hilarious cameo in “The Five-ish Doctors” in November 2013.
sophiealdredSophie Aldred portrayed Ace onscreen during the Seventh Doctor era of Doctor Who, and has gone on to portray her in several Big Finish audios since then. One of the most beloved convention guests ever, Sophie makes her long awaited return to Gallifrey One next year.
wendypadburyWendy Padbury played Zoe Heriot from 1968’s “The Wheel in Space” until the last story of the 1960’s., the ten-part epic “The War Games”. Wendy has appeared at several previous editions of Gallifrey One, and it’s great to have her back in LA once again in 2015.
kaiowenKai Owen played Gwen Cooper’s loyal but slightly overwhelmed husband Rhys in all four seasons of Torchwood, eventually becoming an almost full fledged member of the Torchwood team by the end. Kai previously appeared at Gallifrey One in 2009.
andypryorWhen Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner first set up shop to produce Doctor Who in 2004, casting director Andy Pryor was the person they hired, and Andy has been in that position to this day. During that time, he has had a strong hand in casting four different Doctors, several companions, and several hundred other actors that have graced the screen since the Doctor Who premiered in 2005. This is Andy’s first Gallifrey One appearance.
dannyhargreavesDanny Hargreaves is another veteran of the Doctor Who production team, and has been in charge of the visual effects on Doctor Who for several series now. This is Danny’s first Gallifrey One appearance, and he may even be bringing some of his tricks of the trade along with him…
terrymolloyTerry Molloy wasn’t the first to play the role of Davros, the Daleks’ creator, but he has certainly made it his own, playing Davros onscreen three times, and several times since then in various Big Finish audio plays.
frazerhinesCan Gallifrey One even exist without Frazer Hines being there? Frazer Hines played Jamie McCrimmon, longtime loyal companion of the Second Doctor, and he is a loyal companion to Gallifrey One, as well.
christopherneameChristopher Neame, now based in Los Angeles, played Skagra, the main villain of the strike-cancelled “Shada”, which was supposed to close out Season 17 in 1980. This is Christopher’s first appearance at Gallifrey One, although he will only be able to appear on the Saturday of the convention.
sarahlouisemadisonYou might not know the face of Sarah Louise Madison without her costume on, but rest assured, she has scared the pants off of you. Sarah has played one (or more) of the Weeping Angels in every televised appearance of the menacing statues, including “The Time of Angels” and “The Angels Take Manhattan”. This will be Sarah’s first appearance at Gallifrey One.
Also announced were old favourites Gary Russell, Paul Cornell, Steve Roberts, Jason Haigh-Ellery, Scott Handcock, David J Howe, Sam Stone, and Tony Lee. Check out the full list of guests on the Gallifrey One website. Stay tuned to Gallifrey One and Radio Free Skaro for future guest announcements!

Radio Free Skaro #377 – Emergency Luke

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rfs377On thisss week’sss Radio Free Ssskaro, the Ice Warriors return! Well, one of them does in the Cold War era episode called…er…”Cold War”, of which there is a commentary presented. Luke from TMDWP joins us, replacing Seattle-bound Warren, to give us not only his thoughts on one of his favourite episodes from the recent series, but also to tell us about the Sylvester McCoy BFI event that occurred on July 27. Also, much news and speculation is discussed, as well as a whole host of merchandise to make sure your pockets are liberated of any spare cash. Expect more of such things as we get closer and closer to the event of the year in November!
Show Notes:

50th Anniversary special…simulcast worldwide!
BBC statement on…the Comic Con trailer!
Twelfth Doctor…audition scripts!
Is Doctor Who Confidential…returning?
Returning for the 50th Anniversary…Paul McGann?
Be in the audience for…a Doctor Who celebration show!
Steven Moffat promises…closure!
Series 7 box set…details!
Series 7 box set…coming later in the UK!
50th Anniversary Character Options Building…mini figures!
Eleventh Doctor…Mr. Potato Head!
Captain Jack Harkness…costume T-shirt!
Lord President of Gallifrey…costume T-shirt!
Sophie Aldred…photo exhibition!
Russell t Davies auctions a Midnight script…for charity!
The Who’s He Podcast…featuring Chris!
Adventures with the Wife and Blake…Kickstarter!

Commentary

Cold…War!

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Radio Free Skaro #338 – Burnt Toast And Bus Stations

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Chicago TARDIS is the setting for this week’s Radio Free Skaro as many hundreds of Doctor Who fans materialized in the Windy City for the Midwest’s most popular Doctor Who convention. Steven represented the Three Who Rule at the con, and is joined in this episode by Chip from the Two-Minute Time Lord and Erik from the Doctor Who Book Club Podcast to discuss the convention, as well as the plethora of news that occurred in the world of Doctor Who over the past week – including stats! And to top it all off, Chip and Steven sit down with the TARDIS team of the late 1980s – Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred. Stay tuned to RFS in the coming weeks for even more interviews from Chicago TARDIS!
Show Notes:

Chicago…TARDIS!
New guests announced for…Gallifrey One!
SPACE airs The Snowmen on…December 25!
Australia gets The Snowmen on…December 26!
Doctor Who: Children in Need…viewing figures!
Series 7b…episode title?
Westercon 66…promo code!
Doctor Who: Outside In…booky wook!

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May 2012 North America Doctor Who DVD Releases

Hot off the announcement of two new DVD releases for April, we’ll be getting three more classic Doctor Who DVD releases in North America on May 8.

An underrated gem, in our opinion, 1979’s Nightmare of Eden was one of the more tumultuous productions in Doctor Who’s long history, an aspect of which will no doubt be covered in the extensive extras that were cleared by the BBFC just last week.

Two Sylvester McCoy stories that will form The Ace Box in the UK will be released separately here. The 1987 story Dragonfire, featuring Sophie Aldred’s debut as Ace, and The Happiness Patrol from 1988, featuring one of the more memorable Who villains, The Kandyman, will also hit the shelves.

For more details, including a complete listing of the special features, check out the post at TV Shows On DVD. Click on the artwork for larger versions. Edit: Full special features for The Happiness Patrol are now available.

Each of these single-disc releases will likely have a MSRP of $24.98.

Doctor Who Podcast Alliance – Valiant 2 Convention

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Hey! It’s another podcast from the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance! In this episode, Martyn from the Bad Wilf Podcast and David Monteith of the Geek Syndicate Podcast venture down to the Valiant 2 Convention in Sheffield, UK (which took place on March 5). There, they interviewed several notable people such as writers Joe Lidster (Sarah Jane Adventures) and Simon Guerrier (Short Trips, Big Finish), Clifford Rose and David Weston (who both appeared in the 1981 serial Warriors’ Gate), Roy Spencer (from The Ark and Fury From The Deep), and the wonderful Sophie Aldred, who of course played Ace from 1987-89. Have a listen!

Check out the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance site to find a glorious smattering of Doctor Who podcasts (including Radio Free Skaro) that will no doubt educate and entertain you.