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Radio Free Skaro #607 – Future Legend


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Sad news to impart this week, with the death of Doctor Who director and television pioneer Paddy Russell, who directed “The Massacre”, “Invasion of the Dinosaurs”, “Pyramids of Mars”, and “Horror of Fang Rock”, along with many other non-Who programmes on UK television. We also have news of Shada on DVD in North America, the continued audio adventures of River Song, doings transpiring at Titan Comics regarding the Doctor Who comics line, and in Second Chances we look at “The Eaters of Light” with Doctor Whooch host and Edmonton comic shop owner Danica LeBlanc!
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Paddy Russell died
Paddy Russell Miniscope from Radio Free Skaro #487
Shada on DVD in North America on January 9
River Song in Big Finish for at least three more series
Titan Comics Doctor Who range to have a brief hiatus
Nick Pegg fired from Doctor Who Magazine
Doctor Whooch #125
LI Who 5, November 10-12

Second Chances:

Danica LeBlanc
The Eaters of Light

Radio Free Skaro #589 – Without Hope, Without Witness, Without Reward


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Lo, the (almost) end has come, and the Three Who Rule have thoughts, feels and comments about “The Doctor Falls,” the penultimate episode for both director Rachel Talalay and showrunner/writer Steven Moffat. What did the three scoundrels think of this stew of Masters and Mondasians? More to the point, what’s going on with the First Doctor and the upcoming Xmas special? So many questions! Next week, the return of Fluid Links, but only pertaining to Series 10, so no questions about Nimons and Axons!
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The Doctor Falls review
Christmas Special press release
Christmas Special promo pic
Doctor Who Fan Show interviews Moffat & Talalay
Moffat homage to RTD as mentioned in the Fan Show
Matt Lucas says goodbye
Michelle Gomez says goodbye
The Doctor Falls BBC One overnight viewing figures
The Eaters of Light final BBC One viewing figures
World Enough and Time Appreciation Index
The Thirteenth Doctor’s actor should be known soon
Gallifrey One guest announcement
Peter Capaldi and Doctor Who at San Diego Comic-Con
LI Who guests
Voord and Tetrap figurines
Planet 14 Information

Radio Free Skaro #588 – Doctor Who and The Genesis of the Cybermen


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Live from Gloucestershire, it’s Radio Free Skaro! With Steven visiting the United Kingdom, it seemed only right to watch and review this week’s Doctor Who (the show, not the character) in the nation where it was created. And so noted Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell and esteemed podcaster Dave Probert join Steven in talking about “World Enough and Time”, a dazzling writing effort from Steven Moffat, directed with chilling precision by Rachel Talalay, and acted to perfection by the main cast. Listen in to talk about the episode, about how the promotion of the series may have muted its impact, and a live stats report to the delight of all!
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Doctor Who S10E11 “World Enough and Time”
“World Enough and Time” overnight viewing figures
“Empress of Mars” final viewing vigures
“The Eaters of Light” AI
Bath Festival “Creating Doctor Who” panel on October 2
Big Finish Cybermen sale
Dr. Tenth Christmas book coming October 17
Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Sue Vertue creating new “Dracula” adaptation

Radio Free Skaro #587 – Death By Scotland


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Gloom, doom, and light-eating tentacle dogs are the topic du jour for the Three Who Rule, as they viewed the Rona Munro penned, Charles Palmer helmed “The Eaters of Light” and formed cogent, well reasoned analyses of the third to last episode of Series 10, and didn’t at all speculate wildly about Mondasian Cybermen, bearded former Masters, Missy’s weird turn towards mercy and more. And speaking of Masters, Big Finish just announced that Derek Jacobi will return to his “Utopia” role as the Doctor’s best enemy with a new series of “War Master” audios, which recent BF convert Warren is feverishly anticipating! Plus Moffatt and Chibnall interviews, side glances at Funk Pops, and…yes, stats. Now go eat a fried Mars Bar and stand around on a dark Scottish moor contemplating the futility of existence! Go on!
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The Eaters of Light Review
The Eaters of Light BBC One overnight viewing figures
World Enough and Time promo image
The Lie of the Land final BBC One viewing figures
The Empress of Mars Appreciation Index
The Doctor Falls synopsis
Doctor Who Countdown Concert
Chibnall: The Man Who Reinvented The Cliffhanger
Doctor Who Experience to close September 9
Big Finish War Master stories coming in December
Simon Guerrier interviewed Steven Moffat
Troughton Years interview collection
Dalek documentary crowdfunding effort
SDCC exclusive Clara Funko Pop

Radio Free Skaro #585 – Fake News Central


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It’s the end of the Monk Trilogy with the Toby Whithouse scripted and Wayne Yip directed “The Lie of the Land”…but what were the Hot Takes™ of the Three Who Rule (reunited, and it feels so good) on the curtain-draped corpses with the lightning and the brainwashing and the what not? What of Bill and Nardole and their quest to find the Doctor? And most importantly…what of Peter Capaldi’s new coat!? Plus we have news of stats, steelbooks and the Resurrection of Ruprecht! Listen..and pay no mind to that monk hovering over your shoulder!
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“The Lie of the Land” review
“The Lie of the Land” BBC One overnights
“Extremis” BBC One final viewing figures
“The Pyramid at the End of the World” Appreciation Index
“The Eaters of Light” synopsis
Doctor Who Magazine talks Episodes 8-11
Patrick Ness won’t write any more Class
Ice Warrior prop head found and restored
Series 2 BluRay steelbook
Fantom Audio alternate “The Green Death” commentary
Master Car