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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 #353 – A Sound of Ice and Fire

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Still more Gallifrey! Your august crew scoured the LAX Marriott for Who personages of note, and by golly we found them, in the personages of director Douglas Mackinnon, ex-companion and documentarian Mark Strickson, BBC Radiophonic Workshop guru Dick Mills, writer and all around gent Andrew Smith, and podcast supremos The Oodcast all collide cheek by jowl in this, our penultimate episode from Gallifrey One. Enjoy!
Show Notes:

Gallifrey…One!

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Radio Free Skaro #336 – The Power of Squee

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The Three Who Rule were reduced to Two this week, but Steven and Warren were joined by the inestimable Simon Harries of Tachyon TV fame for a commentary on “The Power of Three,” the penultimate story of this half-season. Simon’s dry wit counterbalanced Steven’s idiot savantism (emphasis on the “idiot”) and Warren’s outright stupidity to produce a most delicious bit of commentary that we’re sure you’ll enjoy! But that’s not all! Though it nearly is, as the news was sparse this week, with only intrigues and tales of lost (and then found) Neil Gaiman scripts to report to you, our dear, dear listeners.
Show Notes:

More Guests for…Chicago TARDIS!
The Return of…The Cybermen!
Doctor Who script found in a cab…oops!
The Reign of Terror…DVD Extras!
The Legacy Box…DVD Extras!
Behind…The Sofa!

Commentary:

The Power…of Three!

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Radio Free Skaro #331 – Fond Ponds Long Gone

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This week sees the Three Who Rule in rest mode after five weeks of exhilarating new Doctor Who episodes, and before they begin inviting a few of their friends, old and new, to join them for the next few weeks of podcasting whimsy. As such, much waffling occurs as topics veer from Doctor Who (thankfully) to Red Dwarf to Robocop to 1988 (or is it 1987?) and the contemporary career trajectory of a young Alan Rickman. After your three hosts settle down, though, a thorough and indepth discussion takes place regarding the recently departed Ponds and their place in Who history. We do hope you enjoy listening.
Show Notes:

The Angels Take Manhattan…appreciation index!
The Power of Three…final ratings!
Melody Malone’s The Angel’s Kiss…ebook!
BBC Worldwide DVD plans…for 2013!
BBC Radiophonic Workshop…live!
The Gunpowder Plot…wins a Welshie!

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Radio Free Skaro #330 – Then They Take Berlin

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The Angels Take Manhattan….and, to various degrees, the hearts of Warren, Steven, and Chip the Two Minute Time Lord, who sat in Chris’s stead to review the mid-season finale and the departure of Matt Smith’s near and dear companions, the Ponds. Weeping Statues of Liberty, questions of style vs. substance and what comes next for the series all reared their silent, menacing stone visages before coming to the really terrifying stuff…stats. Add a rant about thigh-less maxi-busts, high praise for Chicks Unravel Time, Chicago TARDIS, and Gel Guard action dolls and you’ve got yourselves three nerds talking about Doctor Who for an hour and change! And now another long wait until new Doctor Who stories grace our screens again…
Show Notes:

The Angels…Take Manhattan!
The Last Days…of the Ponds!
Doctor Who…in the U.S.!
The Angels Take Manhattan…overnight ratings!
The Power of Three…appreciation index!
A Town Called Mercy…final ratings!
Chicks Unravel Time…coming soon!
Doctor Who DVD…Ultimate Gift Box Set!
The Three Doctors…action figure playset!
First Doctor…Maxi-Bust!
Chicago TARDIS…guests announced!
Chip…from Two-Minute Time Lord!

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Radio Free Skaro #329 – The Curse of the Black Cube

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The Three Who Rule took almost as long to talk about “The Power of Three” this week as the (admittedly truncated) episode itself took to play out on UK television screens. So what did Steven, Warren and Chris think of the slow invasion of the world by an Ikea fever dream? Did they enjoy the emergence of a new generation of UNIT leadership or the strengthening of emotional bonds between the Doctor, the Ponds, and Pond Sr? Or did they think it was all a load of stapled-on Gallifreyan fairy tales sealed by a bit of wand-waving? You’ll just have to listen to find out! Also, don’t miss stats, more stats, arguments about the canonical nature of Bill Baggs videos, pedanting, prequeldanting, and more!
Show Notes:

The Power…Of Three!
The Power of Three…Overnights!
The Angels Take Manhattan…Airs September 29!
The Angels Take Manhattan…Cardiff Screening!
A Town Called Mercy…Appreciated!
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship…Final Ratings!
A Town Called Mercy…Prequel!
Steve Thompson…To Write For Series 7!
Neil Cross…Writing Two Series 7 Scripts!
The Curse of Clyde Langer…Writer’s Guild Nomination!
Adventures With The Wife In Space…The Book!

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Radio Free Skaro #328 – A Fistful of Kahlers

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Steven returns this week to the Radio Free Skaro fold after spending the previous week in a Doctor Who-less desolation in the form of the lakes area of Northern Wisconsin. A completely different desolate location (namely, Almeria, Spain) served as the backdrop of Episode Three of Series 7a of Doctor Who, A Town Called Mercy, a sharp-looking homage to the many spaghetti Westerns that were filmed in its environs. The Three Who Rule were surprisingly all on the same page when it comes to how well writer Toby Whithouse, director Saul Metzstein, and the rest of the team brought this episode to being… Also, an unexpected deluge of viewing figures dominates the news list, but is punctuated by the unqualified ratings success of Doctor Who on SPACE in Canada and the gradual realization that what has always been a niche show north of the 49th parallel is becoming part of the mainstream. And, no, we don’t know how to deal with that, either.
Show Notes:

A Town Called…Mercy!
A Town Called Mercy…Overnight Viewing Figures!
Asylum of the Daleks…Appreciated!
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship…Appreciated!
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship…SPACE Ratings!
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship…ABC Ratings!
Asylum of the Daleks…Final Ratings!
The Power of Three…Goes Out September 22!
The Angels Take Manhattan…Synopsis!
Gallifrey One…Membership Cap!
Tom MacRae…Will Write More Doctor Who!
Restored Episodes…DVD Screening!
The Radiophonic Workshop…Revived Online!
Doctor Who…Wins Best Family Drama at the TV Choice Awards!
Pyramids of Mars…Action Figure Set!

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Radio Free Skaro #327 – Ankyl Socks

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With Steven quite literally in a Cabin In The Woods, cut off from much of humanity and completely ignorant of “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship,” it was up to Warren, Chris and special guest star Chip, the Two-Minute Time Lord, to hash out their feelings about thunder lizards, Egyptian queens and guest stars from the Potterverse. But it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows and puppy dogs and fluffy clouds and unicorns and… wait, where were we again? Oh yeah, Warren was forced to confront that which he hated most, the dreaded stats, and we throw in some discussion about the Welsh BAFTAS, games, Cafe Press and the Hugo Awards and more. Put it all together and you’ve got yourself an audio program on the internet about a niche topic!
Show Notes:

Dinosaurs…On A Spaceship!
Dinosaurs On A Spaceship…Overnight Viewing Figures!
Asylum Of The Daleks…SPACE Ratings!
Asylum Of The Daleks…BBC America Ratings!
Asylum Of The Daleks…Sets The iView Record!
A Town Called Mercy…Airs At 7:35PM!
Asylum Of The Daleks…Prequel!
The Power Of Three…Synopsis!
The Doctor’s Wife…Wins A Hugo!
Neil Gaiman…Writes More Doctor Who!
Jenna Louise Coleman…Sexiest Companion!
Welsh BAFTA…Nominations!
The Gunpowder Plot…On Steam!!
North America…Merchandising Partnership!

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Radio Free Skaro #324 – Tinfoil Terrors

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With less than two weeks to go until new Doctor Who (maybe, possibly, nothing confirmed…) this week’s news unsurprisingly revolved around both actual Series 7 news, like the screening of Asylum of the Daleks at the British Film Institute, and the spoilery spoler-free reviews of said screening by some of the UK’s leading printed fishwrap merchants. Ticket sales for the upcoming NY screening of Asylum didn’t go off quite so smoothly, leading the charges of heresy, treason, and bad sportsmanship on the part of BBC America. But this was all mere preamble to the main event, a scintillating commentary of parts 1 to 4 of the Invasion of Time, the seminal adventure on Gallifrey involving foil villains, arbitrary romance, and Rodan, the slinkiest air traffic controller Time Lady ever. Enjoy!
Show Notes:

Asylum of the Daleks…BFI Screening!
Different…Opening Titles!
Series 7…Titles for Episodes 4 & 5!
Series 7…Synopses!
Asylum of the Daleks…New York Screening!
Series 7…New Promo Images!
Doctor Who Magazine…Sarah Jane Special #3!
Claws of Axos Revisitations…DVD Extras!
Doctor Who…Card Game!

Commentary:

The Invasion…Of Time!

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