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Radio Free Skaro #339 – Light Work And Dark Eyes

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The Three Who Rule were reunited (and it felt so good) with Steven’s return from Chicago TARDIS…bearing the gift of an interview with Nick Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery, and Paul Spragg, whose sterling work in the dramatic audio arts can be appreciated by all and sundry at www.bigfinish.com. News was sparse this week as we enter the calm before the Christmas Special storm, but numerous puzzling references to Ke$ha, a quite sweary Warren and 15 minutes of nonsensical pre-game banter padded out the proceedings nicely.
Show Notes:

Chicago…TARDIS!
The Snowmen…synopsis!
Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special…confirmed!
Character Options…Series 3 Micro-Figures!
Christopher Hamilton Bidmead…Making it Boring!
Subscribers Get More At…BigFinish.com!

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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 #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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Radio Free Skaro #283 – Deep Dish

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A bumper crop of fantastic interviews highlights this week’s episode of Radio Free Skaro! Steven, our man in…er…Chicago managed to talk to Mark Sheppard about his lifelong passion for Doctor Who and his desire to return to the show, Benjamin Cook talks about his experiences writing The Writer’s Tale with Russell T Davies, Nick Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery discuss Tom Baker’s long awaited return to the role of The Doctor (in audio form), as well as say all that they can about the upcoming project to animate the missing episodes of The Reign of Terror, and Robert Shearman mentions Volume 2 of Running Through Corridors in between mouthfuls of pizza and beer. We hope you enjoy these interviews as much as we enjoy bringing them to you!
Show Notes:

Radio Free Skaro…On Google+!
Chicago…TARDIS!
The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe…UK Transmission Time!
The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe…Canada Transmission Time!
The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe…US Transmission Time!
The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe…UK DVD Release!
Christmas Confidential…Cancelled?
Confidential…On Points Of View!
David Yates…Movie Rumour Follow-up!
Steven Moffat…Movie Rumour Follow-up!
Global iPlayer…Hits Canada!
Shada Novelization…Cover Art!
Tomb Of The Cybermen…Special Edition DVD Extras!
March 2012…Region 1 DVD Releases!
David Tennant…On The Nerdist!

Interview:

Mark…Sheppard!
Benjamin…Cook!
Nick Briggs and…Jason Haigh-Ellery!
Rob…Shearman!

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Radio Free Skaro #273 – The Oncoming Stormageddon

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The penultimate episode of Series 6 featured the return of one of the great Doctor-companion teams that never happened. Matt Smith and James Corden, so perfectly matched in 2010’s “The Lodger”, reunited to amuse and delight in Gareth Roberts’s wonderful follow-up “Closing Time”, a story about which the Three Who Rule were unanimous in their opinion. The Cybermen also returned and were promptly dispensed with, but who cares about them, really? Also discussed in this podcast: the inevitable rapid-fire stats, new toys, favourite Doctors, rampant pluggery and more. Radio Free Skaro, here to help!
Show Notes:

Closing…Time!
The Wedding of River Song…Broadcast Time!
Series 7…Begins Autumn 2012!
Closing Time…BBC Overnights!
The God Complex…Appreciated!
The Girl Who Waited…Final BBC Numbers!
The Gathering…Final BBC Numbers!
Christmas Special…Guest Cast!
– Sarah Jane Adventures…Episode 3 and Episode 4 Synopses!
Sarah Jane Adventures…Series 4 On North American DVD!
Reign Of Terror…Animation Sample!
Next Wave…Of Doctor Who Action Figures!
Chicago TARDIS…Guest Announcements!
The Ood Cast…Live!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

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Radio Free Skaro #260 – Transmission Of Matter Through Unincorporated Time

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We’ve got a nice treat this week: a chat with Graeme Burk and Robert Smith?, editors of Time Unincorporated 3, a collection of fan writings about the new series of Doctor Who. And on top of that, there’s a Torchwood-heavy news list as the premiere of Torchwood: Miracle Day is now less than two weeks away…depending on which continent you live on, that is. And could it be? Blue Doctor Who?

Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Time Unincorporated…3!
SPACE…Goes HD!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…Episode 1-7 Synopses!
Torchwood: Miracle dayDifferent Versions!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…Not On The BBC Schedule Yet!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…BBC Broadcast Date Still Being Decided!
Torchwood: Web of Lies…iOS Only!!
Torchwood: The Lost Files…Transmission Details!
Day of the Daleks…DVD Event!
The Reign of Terror…Animation In Production!
Not LEGO…Eleven Doctors Set!
Doctor Who…Parody Porn!
Doctor In Distress…Remixed?

Guests:

Graeme Burk
Robert Smith?

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Radio Free Skaro #257 – Springtime For Hitler

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The first half of Series 6 of Doctor Who concluded with a surprisingly straightforward episode, yet populated with many varied and different revelations and cliffhangers that will, we’re told, change the game as we know it. Such was “A Good Man Goes To War”, an episode that was liked by each of the Radio Free Skaro triumvirate, although some liked it more than others… The Three Who Rule also discussed the news of the week and outlined their exciting plans for June before Torchwood: Miracle Day invades our screens in July. Watch your back come September, Hitler!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
A Good Man…Goes To War!
Steven Moffat…1995 USENET Post!
Gallifrey…One!
A Good Man Goes To War…Overnights!
The Almost People…Appreciated!
The Rebel Flesh…Final Ratings!
Daleks…Rested!
The Reign of Terror…Animated for DVD!
Torchwood…Web of Lies!
Torchwood…Radio Dramas!
Torchwood…Novels!
The Welshies…Results!
Not LEGO…Army Packs!
Doctor Who…Anime!
The Time Traveling Scot…In New York!

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The Reign of Terror Missing Episodes To Be Animated For DVD Release

Reign of Terror Animation Sample

Dan Hall of 2 Entertain announced on Twitter on June 2 that the First Doctor serial The Reign of Terror will have its missing episodes (“The Tyrant of France” and “A Bargain of Necessity”, episodes 4 and 5) reanimated for its DVD release, believed to be in 2012. Hall has announced the animation partners will be Big Finish and ThetaMation.

This marks the second classic Doctor Who release that will feature animation to fill in the gaps of missing episodes. Cosgrove Hall worked on the missing episodes 1 and 4 of the Patrick Troughton story “The Invasion” in 2006. Read about the story behind that release here.

Click on the image to see a larger version of the animation sample.

Radio Free Skaro #244 – Beth Willis’ Boots

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A week later than intended, the Three Who Rule dive into a commentary this episode with a re-watch of the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas special “A Christmas Carol”. Does it still hold up? Is it Christmassy enough? Too Christmassy? Has the shark won any more fans over? So many questions. Also, news of the week is hashed about, with particular attention paid to some forthcoming DVD releases. Also, boots are mentioning in passing, along with Beth Willis.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Steve Hughes…Directs For Series 6!
Series Six…Begins At Easter?
Doctor Who…On Comic Relief!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…Casting News!
International…iPlayer!
Worlds In Time…Details!
The Final Curtain…First Look!
Ace…DVD Box Set!
Planet Of Giants…On DVD!
The Nightmare Of Eden…On DVD!
The Reign Of Terror…On DVD!
Vengeance On Varos…Revisited On DVD!
Nicholas Courtney…Charity Appeal!

Commentary:

A Christmas…Carol!

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