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Radio Free Skaro #661 – The Undeadly Assassins


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On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice being signed, it seemed fitting on the day of Remembrance that the tone of this week’s Doctor Who struck a more sombre tone, and that’s exactly what we got in “Demons of the Punjab”, written by Vinay Patel. The Three Who Rule give their thoughts on the episode, as well as all the news of the week that was, including an expanded stats section!
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Episode 6 review, Demons of the Punjab
The Tsuranga Conundrum BBC One overnight viewing figures
Arachnids in the UK final BBC One viewing figures
BBC America Series 11 Ratings
Series 12 in preproduction
Gallifrey One 2019 guest update
Chicago TARDIS
Doctor Who supports Children in Need
Wheel in Space animation sample at Missing Believed Wiped
Big Finish brings back the Paternoster Gang
Bandai Namco canceling Doctor Who Battle of Time
Thirteenth Doctor 5.5″ action dollie
Doctor Who Christmas apparel

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 #657 – Fish Fingers and Custard Creams


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It’s the second week of new Doctor Who and one Jodie Whittaker and her Time Friends are wandering an alien planet, fighting killer bedsheets and practicing Venusian aikido, and the news has not let up one jot. New TARDIS, new title sequence, new appearances, the Dreaded Stats return to menace Warren and delight Steven and Chris and a surfeit of tat, videos, Big Finish and more!
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Episode 2, “The Ghost Monument”
Ben Pickles talks about the new title sequence
Episode 3 & 4 details released
Rosa will go out on BBC One at 6:55pm Oct 21
Featurette on the new TARDIS
The Woman Who Fell to Earth BBC One overnight viewing figures
BBC America viewing figures for The Woman Who Fell to Earth
New York Comic Con Doctor Who panel
Chibnall and Strevens interviewed by TV Insider
Jodie Whittaker Q&A with SPACE
Jodie Whittaker on The Social
Jodie Whittaker Reddit AMA
Doctor Who streetwear collection at Selfridges
Honest Trailers takes on nuWho
Honest Trailers takes on Classic Who
Big Finish Tenth Doctor volume 3 announced
River Song series 6 & 7 announced
Big Finish Short Trips to continue through 2020
DWAS unveiled the William Hartnell blue plaque
Bernard Cribbins autobiography released
Tony Curran announced for Chicago TARDIS

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

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Paul Cornell

Edmonton Expo Panel:

Edmonton Expo
Steven Schapansky
Erika Ensign
Danica LeBlanc
Annette Wierstra

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!
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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 #615 – The Three Doctors


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A year is about to expire, with a new 365 days around the sun just around the corner, and with this transition comes…stats. Yes, those of you who need to know the intimate details of eyeballs upon telescreens during the airing of “Twice Upon a Time”, fret no longer, we have all that information and more, including a truly mindbending look at how television scientists (including several Restoration Team boffins) extracted footage of Morecambe and Wise from a film canister full of goo. Plus news of a Bill Potts action dolly, Britbox coming to Canada, and an interview from Chicago TARDIS with three Doctors, the trio of physicians in question being Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy! Let’s hope all of you have a happy New Year with no complications!
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Twice Upon A Time BBC Overnights
Twice Upon A Time UK Audience Appreciation
TARDIS set disassembly
Capaldi writes to unsure fan
BritBox coming to Canada in 2018
Morecambe & Wise episode restoration
Peter Capaldi Years Blu-Ray Set
Bill action figure
2017 Doctor Who In Memoriam
LI Who on hiatus

Interview:
Peter Davison
Colin Baker
Sylvester McCoy
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #591 – The Future is Female


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The Whoniverse was on the edge of its seat today, for the announcement of…the second instalment of Fluid Links! But of course we actually mean the historic announcement of the Thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to take on the the role and the flag-bearer for Chris Chibnall’s new era of Doctor Who, due late next year. What do the Three Who Rule think of the announcement? Listen and find out! And also Fluid Links, we may have mentioned those earlier.
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Jodie Whittaker IS THE DOCTOR!
Jodie Whittaker on Wikipedia
First Jodie Whittaker interview
Chibnall said he always wanted the next Doctor to be a woman
The Doctor Falls final BBC One viewing figures
Retro TV adds more Classic Who
North American Series 10 Part 2 home video release
Brian Minchin joins Hartswood Films
Tom Spilsbury steps down as Doctor Who Magazine editor
Doctor Who marketing job opening

Radio Free Skaro #583 – The Meddling Monks


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We’re at the midway point of Series 10 (sniff) so what better time for Steven Moffat to check in on the show he runs by penning another episode himself in the form of “Extremis”, a mind-bending escapade that took viewers from England to the Vatican and all points in between. Or did it…? Once again, the inestimable Kyle Anderson steps in as a replacement for one of the Three (in place of Warren this time) to join Chris and Steven on this review. What did they think? What of the Monks? And the occupant of the Vault? In this podcast we are revealed…
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Episode 6 – “Extremis”
Moffat and Mulkern talk “Extremis”
“Extremis” BBC One overnight viewing figures
“Oxygen” overnight viewing figures
Oxygen Appreciation Index
Jamie Mathieson talks Gus and Oxygen
“Knock Knock” final BBC One viewing figures
“The Lie of the Land” synopsis
Michelle Gomez leaving Who along with Moffat & Capaldi
…or is she?
Michelle Gomez reddit AMA
Big Finish releasing second Tenth Doctor audio series
BBC shutting down TV episode downloading service
Radiophonic Workshop’s “Burials in Several Earths” released
Who poetry book written by James Goss and Illustrated by Russell T Davies due in September
Doctor Who Time Vortex 360 web-based game released
Eric Pringle reportedly died

Radio Free Skaro #578 – A Star in Her Eye


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The time has finally arrived, with new Doctor Who gracing our screens and Bill, a new companion, capturing our hearts. Puddles, Movellans and so much more danced across our eyeballs this past Saturday in “The Pilot”, and the Three Who Rule have thoughts and bon mots to share about the return of Who and the stories still to come! But like all Moffat-era Who, there are twists and turns still to come, like the fact that Capaldi says he’s filmed the regeneration before the Christmas episode was lensed. Mystery and intrigue!
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The Pilot!
The Pilot BBC One overnights!
Steven Moffat’s Series 10 episode guide!
Capaldi says he’s filmed his character’s death scene!
Thin Ice synopsis!
Big Finish’s The Helm of Awe!
The Pescatons and Doctor Who Sound Effects vinyl re-release!

Radio Free Skaro #571 – Silver Nitrate


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Post-Gally blues…or post-Gally buzz? The Three Who Rule were in high spirits this week, energized by a most wonderful gathering of the tribe in Los Angeles. This episode presents two interviews from Gallifrey One, first with TV consultant for the BFI, Dick Fiddy, and second with Red Dwarf and Doctor Who costume designer Howard Burden! Tally ho!
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Class final BBC One viewing figures
Series 10 Parts 1 & 2 DVD and Blu-Ray
Pertwee Years interview collection
Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later

Interviews:

Dick Fiddy
Howard Burden

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