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Radio Free Skaro #531 – A Chib Off The Old Block


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rfs531It’s the return of the Miniscope! The segment wherein the Three Who Rule discuss the contributions of notable creator folk throughout the history of Doctor Who, and to welcome back this popular segment, we talk about showrunner-designate Chris Chibnall’s prior writing efforts in Doctor Who. Also, our friend Chip from the Two-Minute Time Lord drops by for the news, which is filled with talk about issue 500 of the venerable Doctor Who Magazine, including an excellent interview with current showrunner Steven Moffat. Next week: the return of Fluid Links!
Links:

Doctor Who Magazine…Favourite Cover Winner!
Doctor Who Magazine…Issue 500!
Simon Guerrier…Interviews Gordon Tipple!
Lewis Fiander…He Died.
Burt Kwouk…Died.
Two-minute…Time Lord!

Miniscope:

Chris…Chibnall!
4…2!
The Hungry…Earth!
Cold…Blood!
Dinosaurs…On A Spaceship!
The Power…Of Three!

Radio Free Skaro #224 – A Hard Day’s Night

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The Series 5 commentary series resumes again after an intermittent past few weeks (but you surely didn’t mind all the interviews, did you?) with the Three Who Rule’s take on The Hungry Earth, the first part of the retro-themed Silurian story from this past year. Also, news of Christmas episode titles and another impressive Sarah Jane Adventures story help pass the time before the Children in Need preview later this week and Doctor Who’s impending 47th anniversary. Good fun!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
James Moran…excited for Gallifrey!
New Guests…added for Gallifrey!
Peter Bennett…not at Gallifrey!
Christmas Special title…revealed!
A Christmas Carol…coming to SPACE!
Utah shooting dates…confirmed!
Lost in Time…Part One!
Lost in Time…Part Two!
Death of the Doctor…viewing figures!
BBFC clears DVD extras for…Kinda!
BBFC clears DVD extras for…Snakedance!
Lost Second Doctor stories…coming to Big Finish!
Children in Need preview…Friday!
Whonews…iPhone/iPad app!

Commentary:

The Hungry…Earth!

SPACE Podcast – June 18, 2010

spacebadgeThe SPACE Podcast returns after taking last week off (although SPACE did publish Radio Free Skaro’s review of Amy’s Choice last Friday); once again Radio Free Skaro makes an appearance, this time to give our thoughts on the first part of the Silurian/Eocene/Homo Reptilia two-parter, The Hungry Earth.

Have a listen to hear what the Three Who Rule thought!

Radio Free Skaro #201 – Amy and Amiability

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An unconventional artist anchored an unusual episode as “Vincent and the Doctor”, written by Richard Curtis, graced our screens this week. Reaction on the internet made it seem like everyone either loved or hated the episode, but the Three Who Rule were…well, you’ll just have to listen to the episode to find out. However, Vincent and the Doctor was but one episode released this week thanks to City of the Daleks hitting computer screens…
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Episode Ten…Vincent and the Doctor!
Vincent and the Doctor…Ratings!
Cold Blood…Appreciation Index!
The Hungry Earth…Final Viewing Figures!
The Pandorica Opens…June 19!
The Pandorica Opens…Synopsis!
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games…Episode 1 Released!
Doctor Who Adventure Games…Episode 2 Title!
BBC America…Fictitious Award Nomination!
BBC…Shownar!

Radio Free Skaro #200 – The Mighty 200

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With Warren in the Galapagos Islands unleashing his fiendish experiments to make the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles a reality, Radio Free Skaro celebrates its 200th episode, keeping things low key and just having a couple old friends over for drinks. Neil Perryman and Simon Harries from Tachyon TV join in the fun with a look at not only the current episode of Doctor Who, Cold Blood, but the gang also gabs about Series 5 as it stands thus far. A bonus treat of some kind words provided by some of our listeners rounds out this milestone episode. Onward to the next 200!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Tachyon TV
Episode Nine…Cold Blood
Cold Blood…Ratings!
The Hungry Earth…Appreciation Index!
Amy’s Choice…Final Viewing Figures!
The Lodger…June 12!
The Lodger…Synopsis!
Vincent and the Doctor…Schedule Change!
Doctor Who Series 1-4…On SPACE!
Return of…The Welshies!
Seires 5…Action Figures!
Revenge of the Cybermen…DVD Details!
Silver Nemesis…DVD Details!
Time and the Rani…DVD Details!
September 2010…North America DVD Releases!
BBC One…Simulcast In HD!
BBC…Shownar!

Radio Free Skaro #199 – Doctor Who and the Homo Reptilia

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It shaped up to be a good week for the Three Who Rule on account of the return of some of their favourite classic series monsters, the Silurians (aka Eocenes, aka Homo Reptilia). “The Hungry Earth”, the episode in which they made their first successful appearance in 40 years (see what we did there?), also had a distinctly classic feel to it, making one almost feel like we were watching Jon Pertwee’s Doctor and UNIT battling with cave monsters in the 1970s (aka the 1980s). Onwards!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Episode Eight…The Hungry Earth
The Hungry Earth…Ratings!
Amy’s Choice…Appreciation Index!
The Vampires of Venice…Final Viewing Figures!
Cold Blood…7PM Start Time!
Vincent and the Doctor…June 5!
Vincent and the Doctor…Synopsis!
Karen Gillan…Back for Series Six!
Series 5…Finale Titles!
Episode 10…Advance Screening!
Episode 12…Advance Screening!
Doctor Who…Live!
TV Choice…Fictitious Nominations!
BBC…Shownar!

Radio Free Skaro #198 – Omnipotent Space Bastard

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Given the mixed reactions that The Three Who Rule have had about past attempts of surrealism in Doctor Who, one wouldn’t expect the latest noodle-scratcher to be an episode for them to agree on. But that’s just what “Amy’s Choice” was, a daring and bold step into a world of dreams featuring pregnant Amys, awkward Doctors, and rampant elder abuse. Really, what’s not to love? And there wasn’t even one hint of The Valeyard making a return appearance. Or was there….?
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Episode Seven…Amy’s Choice!
Amy’s Choice…Ratings!
The Vampires of Venice…Appreciation Index!
Flesh and Stone…Final Viewing Figures!
The Eleventh Hour…a hit on iPlayer!
Cold Blood…airing May 29!
Cold Blood…Synopsis!
Episode 11 called…The Lodger!
Doctor Who theme…third most recognizable!
BBC…Shownar!

Radio Free Skaro #197 – Mock Turtle Soup

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Vampires! Venice! Fish people! Disagreement! While two of the Three Who Rule were less than blown away by the latest historical romp, “The Vampires of Venice”, with little else to discuss during this slow news week it was that or stats. Which were also discussed. Harrumph.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Episode Six…The Vampires of Venice!
The Vampires of Venice…Ratings!
Flesh and Stone…Appreciation Index!
The Time of Angels…Final Viewing Figures!
Amy’s Choice…Broadcast Time!
The Hungry Earth…Broadcast Time!
The Hungry Earth…Synopsis!
BBC…Shownar!