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Radio Free Skaro #605 – Moonage Daydream


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There’s nothing Doctor Who-ish on TV until Christmas…but there is an hour with debonair man of the 1970s, Jon Pertwee, who graces the BBC iPlayer with an hour of his many charms in the imaginatively named “An Hour with Jon Pertwee!” There’s also movement afoot in things game, textual and action dolly, with Big Finish going (even more) digital, A Parliament worth of Dalek Dollies and possibly the premature end of LEGO Dimensions. Our Second Chances this week also marks the end of the Monk Trilogy as Drew Meyer joins us to look at “The Lie of the Land!”
Links:

Doctor Who Magazine 518
Big Finish releases 51-100 go digital only
An Hour with Jon Pertwee
Parliament Dalek figuring set
LEGO Dimensions pulled? Future Doctor Who set DOA?
Doctor Who wins Ally award for LGBT inclusiveness

Second Chances:

Drew Meyer
The Lie of the Land

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!
Links:

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 #586 – Jackdaw Meanderings


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A spot of tea, a biscuit, some empire-building and hostile action against upright crocodiles are the order of the day as the Three Who Rule look at “Empress of Mars,” Mark Gatiss’ latest (and last?) foray into the world of Doctor Who and Wayne Yip’s second directorial run for Series 10. Plus more news of Gatiss and Who, comics, Big Finish, stats (feh) and a Canadian wins breakfast with seven Doctors! By the moons we honour thee!
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Empress of Mars review
Empress of Mars BBC One overnight viewing figures
Empress of Mars was almost about Brexit
Details of the proposed Sleep No More sequel/prequel
Pyramid final BBC One viewing figures
Lie of the Land Appreciation Index
World Enough and Time synopsis
Capaldi’s regeneration to be different?
RTD says he knows who the next Doctor will be
Alan Cumming twice turned down the role of The Doctor
Moffat reflects on Blink, 10 years later
Gatiss also leaving with Moffat & Capaldi?
Rakhee Thakrar new 8th Doctor Big Finish companion
First Titan “Lost Dimension” covers
A Canadian won the contest to have breakfast with 7 Doctors
Peter Sallis died

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!
Links:

“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

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…
Links:

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