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Radio Free Skaro #552 – Class Is In Session

NOTE: our discussion of Episodes 1 and 2 of Class occur from 12:30-46:40.

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rfs552At long last, Class is here! Yes, two episodes of the newest spin-off of Doctor Who have landed (in the UK and Canada) and the Three Who Rule have their thoughts to share with you…unless you wish not to hear them, being in the United States! We’ve conveniently put bridging music before and after our review, and put the time of said review in the show notes, for you, our American listeners (who don’t download tv shows like fiendish criminal vandals). Besides that, we also have action dolly news, confirmation of Missy in Series 10 of Doctor Who, a discussion by three middle-aged nerds about the viewing habits of millennials, and more!

Class…Episode 1!
Class…Episode 2!
Doctor Who…On InnerSPACE!
Steven Moffat Confirms…Missy Is Back!
Charlie Brooker…Was Approached To Write Doctor Who!
Power of the Daleks…Behind The Scenes!
13 Doctors…Action Dolly Set!
Millennial…TV Viewing Habits!
Class cast and Patrick Ness…At MCM London Comic Con!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Steve Dillon…Died.

Radio Free Skaro #550 – Make America Day-and-Date Again

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rfs550With New York Comic-Con upon us, the Doctor Who news is (at last) coming fast and furious with two(!) trailers for Class out in the wild and a panel featuring Steven Moffat, Peter Capaldi, Matt Lucas, Brian Minchin and new companion Pearl Mackie at the con teasing what’s in store for the Christmas special and beyond! And with Chris off in the UK foraging for beer and scotch eggs, it was up to friend of the show Chip Sudderth to ably assume the third chair to cogitate upon matters Who with the Two Who Rule. We also have a report from Kim and Sage of Head Over Feels direct from NYCC! It’s a cornucopia of news on this, the most Canadian of Thanksgivings.

Doctor Who returns in “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”
Full NYCC Doctor Who on BBC America Panel
Classic series Doctor Who writer to write for Series 10
Doctor Who Facebook Live chat on Space
Full NYCC Class panel
New Class trailer #1
New Class trailer #2
Interview with new Doctor Who script editor Nick Lambon
The Guardian interview with Pearl Mackie
Long Island Doctor Who updates
Doctor Who: Twelve Doctors of Christmas book, including free download
Digital version of Doctor Who pinball game released
Doctor Who wins Welsh BAFTA for Special and Visual Effects
Peter Capaldi nominated for Scottish BAFTA


Kim and Sage from Head Over Feels
Chip from Two-Minute Time Lord

Radio Free Skaro #547 – Seville Unrest

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rfs547Class fever is building, as evidenced by a fan-made trailer and bits and pieces of official ephemera dribbling out of the BBC about the upcoming Doctor Who spinoff. We’ve also got news of a slap-fight between Steven Moffat and John Barrowman, a hipster vinyl Big Finish release, and Steven’s appearance on Edmonton college station CJSR, where he helped break down the different shooting styles of classic and current Who! Plus, we have the conclusion of our commentary for that cannibalistic soap opera known as…”The Two Doctors!”

Fan-made…Class Trailer!
Class…Does Social Media!
Barrowman and Moffat…Have A Tiff!
Chimes of Midnight…On Vinyl!
Wallace Shawn…At Edmonton Expo!
All That Matters…With Steven As Guest!

The Two Doctors…Episode 3!

Radio Free Skaro #536 – No Complications

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rfs536Doctor Who Comics Day, Big Finish, and Steven Moffat’s agonies over Series 7 top the news this week, as does the ascent of Piers Wenger to Grand Poobah of Commissioning of Things of a Dramatic Nature for the BBC. But what you really want to know about is the work of Classic Series director Paul Bernard, who helmed “Day of the Daleks”, “The Time Monster” and “Frontier In Space” and we have an examination of his work…in the Miniscope!

Doctor Who…Comics Day!
Supremacy…Of The Cybermen!
Doctor Who Magazine 501…Profiles Tom Baker!
Steven Moffat…Called Series 7 Miserable!
Steven Moffat…Gets Honourary Doctorate!
Big Finish…Adapting Lance Parkin’s “Cold Fusion”!
Matt Lucas…Location Video!
Piers Wenger…Back At The BBC!
Seasons Of War…Preorder!
Two-minute Time Lord…Hiatus!


Paul Bernard…Interview!
Day Of…The Daleks!
The Time…Monster!
Frontier…In Space!

Radio Free Skaro #534 – To The End Of The Universe

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rfs534For a Year With No Doctor Who, this week brought a surfeit of news, including tales of actors and writers headed for Series 10 (which begins filming this week!), news about Class, Doctor Who being included on the initial Emmy nomination list for the first time ever, and more! The mind veritably reels at this cornucopia of informational entertainments. But let’s be honest, you’re here for even more Rachel Talalay, and RFS delivers, as the acclaimed director joins us for the second of her two-part commentary, this one for “Hell Bent”!

Doctor Who Series 10…Begins Filming This Week!
First Series 10 Table Reads…Done!
Series 10 Kicks Off With A Steven Moffat Script…Directed By Lawrence Gough!
Series 10 Episode Two…By Frank Cottrell-Boyce!
Series 10 Recording Block Two…With Stories By Sarah Dollard And Mike Bartlett!
Series 10 Has Matt Lucas Returning…And Stephanie Hyam Guesting!
Matt Lucas Indicates Nardole Will Appear…In Multiple Stories!
Class Will Feature…An LGBT Lead Character!
Peter Capaldi…On The Long List For An Emmy!
Adric In The Big Finish…2017 Main Range!
Big Finish…The Trouble With Drax!
Big Finish Short Trips Competition…Closes Soon!
Paul Cornell Interview…On DWTWR!
Sean Pertwee…Was Asked To Appear In Doctor Who!
Red Dwarf…LEGO Ideas!
Gallifrey One Guest Announcement…Coming This Week!
LI Who…Guest Update!
Whooverville 8…Guests!
Anglicon…This August!
WYCC Chicago…Shows Tom Baker Stories!

Commentary (Starts at 36:00):


Radio Free Skaro #524 – The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

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rfs524Warm up those #school related hashtags and get your fanfic pencils sharpened, because while this may be the Year Of No Doctor Who, there’s movement afoot with Patrick Ness’s Who spinoff, Class, which just announced its cast! And while not quite Doctor Who, it’s still exciting that Rachel Talalay has announced she’ll be directing an episode of Sherlock! Huzzah! Meanwhile, we’ve got a commentary on “The Woman Who Lived” with editor, writer and all around lovely person Amal El-Mohtar!

Class…Cast Announcement!
Patrick Ness…Profile!
Sherlock Returns January 1…With Rachel Talalay At The Helm!
Ianto Is Back…In Big Finish!
Target Reissues…Book Signing!
Restoration Team Website…Updated!
Gallifrey One…Tickets Go On Sale April 16!
Gallifrey One…Hotel Code Goes Live May 9


The Woman…Who Lived!

Radio Free Skaro #514 – Station to Station 27

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rfs514Gallifrey One! Whether its your first time at the world’s biggest and best fan-run Doctor Who convention, or you’re an old hand at ribbons, Lobbycon, and the occasional panel, there’s something for everyone from February 12-14 at the LAX Marriott in Los Angeles. We’ll be kicking off the con with our annual live show on Friday, but we also did our level best this episode to give advice and recommendations so that you’ll have a fun time amongst your fellow Whovians. We’re not perfect, so be sure to check gallifreyone.com for all the info you’ll need!
Show notes:

Steven Moffat receives his OBE
An Audience With Christopher Eccleston on April 17
Amazon-exclusive Series 9 steelbook bluray release, artwork by Alice X Zhang

Gallifrey One:

Gallifrey One website
New and Returning Attendees to Gallifrey One
Gallifrey One on Sched

Radio Free Skaro #512 – The New World Order

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rfs512The Doctor Who world was rocked this week by the news that Steven Moffat will be stepping down as showrunner, to be replaced by Chris Chibnall, showrunner of Broadchurch and writer of Torchwood, Life on Mars and yes, Doctor Who fame. What did the Three Who Rule think of this seismic shift, not to mention the fact that there won’t be any new Who until Christmas of this year? More to the point, what are their views on digitizing Doctor Who pinball? Never let it be said we don’t focus on the important issues here at RFS. Just in case baseless speculation isn’t your thing, we also have an interview with Katy Manning, recorded at LI Who and presented here for your listening pleasure.
Show notes:

Moffat Out…Chibnall In!
Full 2016 Series?…Nope!
Chris Chibnall…Bio!
Radio Free Skaro…Is Required!
Gallifrey One…Program Preview!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Gallifrey One…More Guest Updates!
Billie Piper & Noel Clarke…At Calgary Expo!
Doctor Who Pinball…Kickstarter!
BBC Books…Upcoming Releases!
Long Island…Doctor Who!



Radio Free Skaro #507 – Slates And Sliders

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rfs507It was a slow week for news, and the Three Who Rule thought they were in comfortable and familiar territory by recording a tiny news list on a Thursday…only to be scooped by Gallifrey One guest announcements the next morning! While you won’t hear about Michelle Gomez or Ingrid Oliver’s appearance-to-be at the LAX Marriott this February, you will here an epic-length interview with their occasional boss, director Rachel Talalay! Warren sat down with her for the better part of an hour in Vancouver and got the goods on Heaven Sent, Hell Bent and what’s next for the film and tv impresario!
Show notes:

Hell Bent…Final BBC One Viewing Figure!
Husbands of River Song…Premiere Screening!
Steven Moffat…Teases New Writers For Series 10!



Radio Free Skaro #501 – Osgood As It Gets

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rfs501Warren, Steven and Erika are winding down their UK journey, but they’re still wandering around London, Derby, Cardiff and elsewhere with stunned looks in their eyes and swelling love for Albion in their hearts. Meanwhile, “The Zygon Inversion” has graced our screens, and the Three Who Rule have some things to say about it, and the much talked about performance of one Peter Capaldi! Plus news, and an interview with current Doctor Who production designer Michael Pickwoad! Next week, Long Island Who, live (ish) from NYC (ish)!
Show notes:

The Zygon…Inversion!
The Zygon Invasion…Appreciated!
The Woman Who Lived…BBC Viewing Figure!
Doctor Who Festival…New Guests!
Series 10…Is A Full Series!
Doctor Who…As A Pawn!
Patrick Ness…Talks Class!
Series 9…Scripts!
BBC Store…Details!
The Doctor…In The Next LEGO Movie?



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