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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 #559 – Here’s One We Made Earlier


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rfs559It’s beginning to look a lot like Mysterio, as the Xmas Special Hype Machine revs up its engines and heads straight for our hearts while we eagerly anticipate the first new Doctor Who gracing our eyeballs in close to a year. Superheroics dominate the news, but we also have an interview with Classic Who companions Peter Purves and Anneke Wills from Chicago TARDIS! And do keep listening to our daily Advent Fluid Links, which get more Christmas-y by the day!
Links:

New trailer for “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”
“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” in Danish cinemas December 26 and 28
“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” on Region 1 Blu-ray and DVD on February 21
“The Power of the Daleks” Region 1 DVD artwork and extras
Big Finish announces Doctor Who main range releases for 2017
Peter Capaldi shooting script up for auction
Actor Johnny Dennis has died
Chicago TARDIS

Interviews:
Peter Purves
Anneke Wills

Radio Free Skaro #554 – Kandles and Kompany

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 4 of Class occurs from 26:34-49:00.


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rfs554Class, er, classed up the joint this week, but the big news in Doctor Who was the return of “The Power of the Daleks”, the long lost and newly animated story released in the UK this week. Power will wander around the world later in the month and will also eventually be available in colour(!), if kicking puppies and hating life generally is your thing. All this and more of your questions on…Fluid Links!
Links:

Class, Episode 4 “Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart”
Class has strong premiere on Space in Canada
“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” to be previewed on Children in Need on November 18
“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” in US cinemas December 27 and 29; tickets available November 18
“The Power of the Daleks” – where and when to watch around the world
50 years since Patrick Troughton
Stuart Manning designed the UK steelbook Power artwork
“The Power of the Daleks” previewed on Twitter
BBC Newsnight report on missing archive television
New Statesman article about missing episodes
November releases from Big Finish
Indiegogo for David J Howe’s Doctor Who merchandise museum
Andrew Skilleter Doctor Who art calendar

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks to be premiered live on Twitter

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Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks to be premiered live on Twitter ahead of being released on BBC Store and DVD

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In a first for a UK television programme the new BBC Worldwide animated version of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks is to be premiered live and exclusively on Twitter via Periscope at 17.50, Saturday 5th November, 50 years to the minute after the original version of the programme was first transmitted on BBC One in 1966.

 

Fans around the world will be able to watch an exclusive live streaming of the first three minutes of the first episode of the new animation on the @BBCStore Twitter account at 17.50 this Saturday and UK residents will also be able to purchase all six episodes of the animation from www.bbcstore.com and on DVD from Monday 21st November.

 

Doctor Who: The Power Of The Daleks is one of the Doctor’s most celebrated adventures but the original tapes were destroyed and no copies exist.

 

In September this year BBC Worldwide announced a brand new black and white animation based on audio recordings of the programme using the original cast, surviving photographs and film clips which will be released 50 years to the minute after its only UK broadcast on BBC One.

 

The six half hour episodes feature the regeneration, or as it was then called ‘renewal’, of First Doctor William Hartnell into Second Doctor Patrick Troughton, as the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.

 

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks is being produced by the team behind the highly successful animation of lost Dad’s Army episode A Stripe For Frazer, first released on BBC Store in February this year. The producer and director is Charles Norton, with character designs from acclaimed comic book artists Martin Geraghty and Adrian Salmon.

 

Jonathan Green, Director, BBC Store says, “BBC Store is proud to be working with Twitter to bring fans this UK first. This episode broke the mould with the recasting of the Doctor and it’s still thrilling audiences in new ways today.”

 

Rhidian Bragg, Head of Sales, Consumer Products, BBC Worldwide says, “We’re really excited to be able to bring fans a Doctor Who adventure that they thought they’d never see. The animation looks amazing and is a fantastic addition to our catalogue of classic Doctor Who titles.”

 

Georgina Parnell, Head of Entertainment Partnerships, Twitter said, “Doctor Who is a global phenomenon and by broadcasting The Power of the Daleks live on Periscope, fans from across the world will – for the first time – be able to join together and watch it at the same moment, exactly 50 years to the minute since the very first episode aired in 1966. Even the Doctor couldn’t have predicted that…could he?!”

 

Doctor Who: The Power Of The Daleks will be available to download from www.bbcstore.com from 17.50 on Saturday 5th November priced £9.99 (SD) and £12.99 (HD). The DVD will be released on Monday 21st November:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Doctor-Who-Power-Daleks-DVD/dp/B01LOC83Y2

http://store.hmv.com/film-tv/dvd/doctor-who-the-power-of-the-daleks

 

Further information:

emma.cooney@bbc.com

dan.phelan@bbc.com

 

Watch two exclusive clips from “The Power of the Daleks” here:

 

About BBC Store

BBC Store makes it really easy for audiences to buy and keep copies of their favourite BBC programmes. Purchases can be viewed on bbcstore.com or via the BBC iPlayer or downloaded to a laptop to watch offline.

 

BBC Store features new programmes, television favourites and gems from the BBC television archive. It is already the largest collection of BBC programmes ever available and continues to grow as new titles are added every week.

 

BBC Store is operated by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC on behalf of the BBC Public Service.

 

About BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).  Its vision is to build the BBC’s brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world.  This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values.  The business also champions British creativity globally.

 

In 2015/16, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £133.8m and headline sales of £1,029.4m and returned £222.2m to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review webpage: www.bbcworldwide.com/annual-review

www.bbcworldwide.com  

twitter.com/bbcwpress

 

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 #548 – Absinthe and a Dead Bird


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rfs548The Three Who Rule are at conterminous space coordinates this week, and despite the ever-present danger of the Blinovich Limitation Effect (not to mention cooties, con crud, and wayward glitter), they were able to record this episode “live” at Edmonton Expo! Besides controversy embroiling Class’s premiere next month in the UK and Canada and next year (!) in the USA, they were also able to tackle some of your Fluid Links, all while surrounded by cosplayers, fans, furries, and the ever present smell of onions.
Links:

Class premieres October 22 on BBC Three; Peter Capaldi appears in Episode 1
Class premieres October 22 on Space
Class premieres Spring 2017 on BBC America
2016 Doctor Who Christmas special enters production
Writing Doctor Who with Steven Moffat from BBC Writers Room
BFI Power of the Daleks screening details
Silva Screen re-release of 1983 Radiophonic Workshop album
“Anoraks” Kickstarter
Andrew Smith Just Giving page
Radio Free Skaro at Edmonton Expo!

Radio Free Skaro #546 – Hipsters of the Quawncing Grig


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rfs546This week, we begin the first of a two-part commentary for “The Two Doctors”, a Robert Holmes romp with Two, Six, hipster cannibals, tall Sontarans, and Elton John as a disco scientist. Enticing! But before the main event, the Three Who Rule reflect on the 50th anniversaries of both Star Trek and The Prisoner, two shows that along side Doctor Who were seminal viewing experiences for their younger selves. Dive into the past with us, won’t you?
Links:

Star Trek…Celebrates 50 Years!
How Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary…Was Screwed Up!
The Prisoner…Celebrates 50 Years!
The Power of the Daleks…Animated!
The Power of the Daleks…Animation Trailer!
The Power of the Daleks…On BBC America!
Dad’s Army…Animation Profile!
Christopher Eccleston…On Australian Radio!
Big Finish Presents…The Lives of Captain Jack!
Edmonton Expo…Adds Christian Slater, Carlos Valdes, Elizabeth Henstridge and Mark Meer!
Chicago TARDIS…Announces Gary Russell As Guest!
Parsec Awards…2016!

Commentary:
The Two Doctors…Episodes 1 & 2!

BBC Worldwide To Release Animation of Lost Doctor Who story “The Power of the Daleks” on November 5

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BBC Worldwide to release animation of lost Doctor Who story, The Power of the Daleks on Saturday 5th November, exactly 50 years to the minute after it was first transmitted on BBC One at 5.50pm on Saturday 5th November, 1966

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Classic story featuring Patrick Troughton’s debut as the Doctor to be released later this year as a digital download on BBC Store and on BBC DVD

 

It’s one of the Doctor’s most celebrated adventures and yet no complete film recordings of The Power of the Daleks are known to have survived. The master negatives were destroyed in an archive purge in 1974.

 

BBC Worldwide has announced that a brand new black and white animation based on audio recordings of the programme using the original cast, surviving photographs and film clips will be released 50 years to the minute after its only UK broadcast on BBC One.

 

The six half hour episodes feature the regeneration, or as it was then called ‘renewal’, of First Doctor William Hartnell into Second Doctor Patrick Troughton, as the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.

 

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks is being produced by the team behind the highly successful animation of lost Dad’s Army episode A Stripe For Frazer, first released on BBC Store in February this year. The producer and director is Charles Norton, with character designs from acclaimed comic book artists Martin Geraghty and Adrian Salmon.

 

Charles Norton says, “The Power of the Daleks animation is the most ambitious Doctor Who archive restoration ever attempted and we’re all very honoured to be a part of such a an exciting project. Intelligent, suspenseful and magnificently staged, Power of the Daleks is one of the great lost classics of 1960s television and a superb example of the black and white era at its finest.”

 

Paul Hembury, Executive Producer, BBC Worldwide says, “Charles and his team are remarkably talented and passionate about Doctor Who and we are thrilled that fans will soon be able to enjoy this rather sinister but wonderful, classic story.”

 

Doctor Who: The Power Of The Daleks will be released on BBC Store on Saturday 5th November followed by the DVD on Monday 21st November.

 

Register your interest in the BBC Store download http://pages.storeuk.bbc.com/thepowerofthedaleks

Pre-order the DVD from Amazon and HMV (£20.42 RRP)

 

On Saturday 5th November there will be a special screening of episodes 1-3 of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks at BFI Southbank, London which will also include a Q&A with Anneke Wills, Charles Norton and Frazer Hines. Further information will be available from bfi.org.uk from Monday 19th September.

 

Further information: emma.cooney@bbc.com or  dan.phelan@bbc.com

 

About BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).  Its vision is to build the BBC’s brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world.  This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values.  The business also champions British creativity globally.

 

In 2015/16, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £133.8m and headline sales of £1,029.4m and returned £222.2m to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review webpage: www.bbcworldwide.com/annual-review

www.bbcworldwide.com

twitter.com/bbcwpress

 

About BBC Store

BBC Store is the BBC’s digital download service from which audiences can buy, watch and keep digital copies of their favourite BBC programmes to enjoy time and again whenever and wherever they want.

 

www.bbcstore.com

Radio Free Skaro #309 – Silver Spoonerisms

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It might sound like an overstatement, but writer/script editor Dennis Spooner was one of the most important figures in the history of Doctor Who. He essentially created what is now referred to the “pseudo-historical”, introduced comedy into Doctor Who as a more prominent feature, and basically created the many mannerisms of the Second Doctor, the characterization that would go on to influence all subsequent versions of The Doctor. In order to fully pay homage to Spooner, the Three Who Rule are joined by writer Graeme Burk, whose encyclopedic knowledge of Doctor Who and deep insight into Spooner’s work makes this an enjoyable listen. Also discussed are some DVD releases to come in the next few months. Four Canadians blathering about Doctor Who in one podcast: how can you go wrong?
Show Notes:

Gallifrey One is…quite popular!
BBC Worldwide…Upcoming DVD Releases!

Miniscope:

Dennis…Spooner!

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