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Radio Free Skaro #580 – Fish Food Frolics


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It’s 1814, and Regency London is cold, racist, and beset by a big fish under the the Thames…but the Doctor and Bill are on the case! As are Steven, Warren and Nerdist’s own Kyle Anderson (for the second week running) with their take on Sarah Dollard’s sophomore Doctor Who effort “Thin Ice,” as well as a detailed examination of stats, new Mr. Men books, free Comic Book Day, and rampant dismissal of frenzied speculation on the occupant of The Vault!
Links:

Doctor Who S10E03 “Thin Ice”
“Thin Ice” overnight viewing figures
“Smile” AI – 83
“The Pilot” final viewing figures: 6.68m, 10th for the week
Den of Geek interviews Ep 1 and 2 director Lawrence Gough
S10E05 “Oxygen” synopsis
Class ratings on BBC America
Class DVD/BR details
Mark Gatiss “wasn’t approached” to be new showrunner
Steven Moffat to appear at the Hay Festival (May 25-June 4)
Michelle Gomez narrates “Dr. Twelfth”
New Doctor Who/Mr. Men books coming for Two, Seven, Eight, and Nine
Four Doctors crossover in Titan Comics starting in September
Peter Capaldi at Calgary Expo

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!
Links:

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 #577 – Second Chances


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It’s a week before new Doctor Who, which means a veritable tsunami of news, previews and madness, including the surprise reveal that John Simm will come back as the Master and possibly cause a shipping paradox the likes of which hasn’t been seen since SuperWhoLock! In other surprises, Britbox announced they’re streaming most of Classic Who, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” was nominated for a Hugo, and we have a new segment called Second Chances looking at that very story with Titan Comic Tenth Doctor scribe Nick Abadzis!
Links:

Series 10 wrapped filming!
Series 10, second trailer!
John Simm returns as The Master!
The Pilot airs at 7:20pm on BBC One!
Smile synopsis!
Series 10 first 10 titles & writers & directors!
Series 10 press pack interviews!
Introducing Bill Potts!
Series 10 teaser image!
Christmas Special begins filming in July!
Pearl Mackie only around for one year?
Prime in New Zealand begins Series 10 on April 17!
BritBox brings Classic Who back to streaming!
Doctor Who Comics Day is September 2!
Doctor Mysterio gets a Hugo nomination!
Tim Piggot-Smith died.
Gallifrey One 2018 tickets went on sale!

Interview:

Nick Abadzis
The Return of Doctor Mysterio!

Radio Free Skaro #575 – Beyond the Valley of the Thals


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With new Who slowly ambling towards our eyeballs, the news pace has picked up somewhat, with publicity stills, tantalizing details concerning Ice Warriors, and the release of the 1999 charity special “The Curse of Fatal Death” on Youtube (otherwise known as ‘streaming VHS’)! But this is a mere tease, the frothiest of fripperies, the lightest of garnishes (and so forth, please get on with it) to the reappearance of one Kyle Anderson, Nerdist scribbler and all-around fine fellow, as we complete our commentary of….The Daleks!
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Ice Warrior episode teasers!
Series 10 publicity stills!
The Pilot gets a New Zealand cinema screening!
Australian Doctor Who panel show debuts after The Pilot!
Chibnall will write the new Doctor’s first words!
Red Nose Day Doctor Who charity auction!
Red Nose Day Doctor Who charity lottery!
The Curse of Fatal Death re-released by the BBC!

Commentary:

The Daleks! The Mutants! The Dead Planet!
Kyle Anderson!

Radio Free Skaro #568 – The Shining World of the Seven Systems


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Our favorite weekend of the year is here in less than a week, the Whovian celebration known as Gallifrey One! We’ll be there doing our live show at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the main hall with our live show, “Radio Free Skaro: Victorian Gothic Folly,” but in the meantime get comfortable as we break down what we’re looking forward to seeing and doing at the LAX Marriott, and stay tuned next week for shows from the con!
Links:

Missy promo for Series 10
Doctor Who Magazine #509 confirms Series 10 writers and directors
Class Ep 5 and 6 final ratings on BBC One
BFI hosting a panel discussion for Series 10 on April 9
Delia Derbyshire 80th birthday electronic music heritage project
“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” DVD extras
“The Power of the Daleks” DVD extras
Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later

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!
Links:

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.
Links:

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

With:

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!”
Links:

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!

Commentary:
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!
Links:

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!

Miniscope:

Paul…Bernard!
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”!
Links:

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):

Heaven…Sent!
Rachel…Talalay!

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