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Radio Free Skaro #681 – The Tree Won’t Harm You


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With Brexit, the Mueller Report and many other swirls of uncertainty in our current climate, isn’t it nice to know that we can take you back to a more peaceful time, when all you had to worry about was predatory trees, crazed mine workers and a couple of renegade Time Lords? That’s right, we’re doing our first Classic Series Commentary of the year with “The Mark of the Rani!” Plus we have news from the Black Archive, Big Finish, and a chance for you (if you live in the UK) to work on Doctor Who!
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BBC receives student-made “Mission to the Unknown”
Watch a clip of the animated “The Macra Terror”
Future Black Archive book for “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos”
Katarina returning to Doctor Who via Big Finish
Big Finish adjusting overseas pricing structure
Doctor Who training opportunity

Commentary:

The Mark of the Rani

Radio Free Skaro #679 – A Field In Wales


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It’s a Radio Free Skaro episode to lose sleep over, quite literally this week, as Steven and Chris tackle the news of the week as well as daylight saving time while Warren, absent for various reasons, sits content in his time eddy, away from proceedings. The main event this week, though, is an interview recorded at Gallifrey One this past February with noted director Ben Wheatley, who helmed “Deep Breath” and “Into The Dalek” to usher in the Peter Capaldi era!
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Doctor Who VR game at the Tribeca Film Festival
Macra Terror art, BFI screening March 16
Catherine Tate to appear at Calgary Expo
The Second Doctor to meet The Master in Big Finish
Radiophonic Workshop to perform at Apollo 50 event on July 20
UK kids to learn about Doctor Who theme
Chicago TARDIS announces three Class actors
Moris Farhi died

Interview:

Ben Wheatley

Radio Free Skaro #674 – 30 For 30: The Gallifrey One Story


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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, whether it’s the Lunar New Year or, if you’re the Three Who Rule, the upcoming Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles! As is custom, we go through the schedule, describe the panels that excite and entice us, offer some advice to newcomers and generally nerd the heck out about a magical weekend with friends old and new!
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Gallifrey One
Gallifrey One 2019 schedule via Sched
Radio Free Skaro will open Gally with “VidFIRE and Fury”, with guests Colin Baker, Jamie Childs, Yasmin Bannerman, Steve Roberts, Mark Ayres, Paul Vanezis, and Richard Molesworth
Radio Free Skaro Gally meetup, Friday at Noon, Program C
New & returning Gally attendee guide
Fourth Doctor and TARDIS Regeneration Set from Character Options
“The Macra Terror” animated version coming to Region 1 DVD in October
John Levene autobiography due February 25
10 inclusivity milestones in Doctor Who to celebrate UK LGBT History Month
Malorie Blackman & Chris Chibnall received a BAFTA Visionary Honours award for Rosa
Doctor Who Legacy shutting down mid-February

Radio Free Skaro #665 – The Revenge of Bandraginus V


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“The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” is upon us, and with it comes the end (almost) of Series 11, Jodie Whittaker’s first run as one Doctor Who, and the Time Fam’s dramatic arcs (such as there are) more or less..concluded? So what did the Three Who Rule think of this episode, the new series, Chris Chibnall’s efforts as Doctor Who showrunner and all other permutations thereof? Plus news of a quite Christmas-y nature, a title for the New Year’s Special, some Who-adjacent neatness and more!
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Episode 10 review, “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos”
Doctor Who “Resolution” Coming New Year’s Day
Doctor Who Series 12 to premiere in early 2020
Jodie Whittaker confirms return for Series 12
“It Takes You Away” overnight viewing figures
“The Witchfinders” final viewing figures
BBC America Series 11 ratings
Series 11 Soundtrack coming soon?
BBC America Doctor Who Yule log
“The Macra Terror” being animated for DVD release, coming March 2019
“The Macra Terror” teaser video
“The Secret Story of the BBC Christmas Tapes” airing December 23 on BBC4
River Song meets UNIT in the next Big Finish UNIT box set
Box of Delights soundtrack due January 4 in the UK
Doctor Who Worlds Collide ticket sale dates announced
Cybermen at launches for two Worlds Collide cities

Radio Free Skaro #645 – New Best Friends


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It’s San Diego Comic-Con! There is an absurd amount of news from the world’s largest media convention this week, including a new and mysterious Doctor Who trailer, a panel featuring Jodie Whittaker, Mandop Gill, Tosin Cole, showrunner Chris Chibnall and executive producer Matt Strevens, new Series 11 artwork, Jodie wowing everyone with a surprise appearance at the Her Universe fashion show, a press conference or two and (takes breath) reports from on the ground at SDCC with the Nerdis’s Kyle Anderson and Doctor Who on the Couch’s Heather Berberet! Sit down and get yourself a snack because this is the annual SDCC edition of Radio Free Skaro and it’s going to be a whopper!
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Doctor Who on Twitch
San Diego Comic-Con International
Doctor Who SDCC Panel
Jodie Whittaker arrival video, new Pull To Open typeface
Jodie Whittaker announcement/reaction video
Series 11 SDCC Trailer
BBC America confirmed to be simulcasting Series 11 premiere
Series 11 won’t have two-parters, writer’s room style confirmed
Series 11 Christmas Special confirmed
Series 11 to have 50/50 gender split for directors and first People of Colour writers
New Sonic Screwdriver
Series 11 promo pics
Series 11 promo artwork
Series 11 character portraits
Jodie Whittaker at Her Universe fashion show
Doctor Who SDCC press conference
Entertainment Weekly Doctor Who facebook live interview
TVLine SDCC Doctor Who interview
Series 11 to have new monsters
Jodie Whittaker hopes Doctor Who will inspire young girls
Macra Terror and Wheel in Space animated?
TVNZ will broadcast Doctor Who in New Zealand, taking over from Prime
Jodie Whittaker on the Radio Times cover
Doctor Who Magazine will have subscriber-only collectible covers
John Barrowman and Mark Shepherd announced for Edmonton Expo

Correspondents:

Kyle Anderson
Heather Berberet