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Radio Free Skaro #376 – I’ll Be In My Trailer

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rfs376San Diego Comic Con! Over the years, SDCC has become a mecca not only of pop culture, cosplay and general lunacy, but also an important platform by which Doctor Who announces mammoth events like, say‚Ķthe 50th Anniversary Special Trailer. The crowds went wild in Hall H, and mere moments later, entitled fans worldwide bristled in anger, fury and impotent frustration that they were not included in the fun IMMEDIATELY. What they should have done is focused their‚Ķenthusiasm at this week’s episode of RFS, which contains not only news from SDCC and elsewhere but also a commentary for The Rings of Akhaten, featuring costumer Mette Hedin and Erik Stadnik of Doctor Who: The Writer’s Room. Now that’s value! Enjoy!
Show Notes:

BBC teases…the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special!
Doctor Who panel…from Nerd Machine!
Matt Smith…as Bart Simpson!
Karen Gillan…is bald!
Soundtrack releases…from Silva Screen!
Doctor Who Series 1-7…on one Blu-ray box set!
Doctor Who from IDW…ends!
BFI Eighth and Tenth Doctor screenings…announced!
New Doctor Who 6.5″…action dolls!
John Barrowman…coming to Edmonton Expo!
Radio Free Skaro…Parsec Award Finalist!
Doctor Who prints…on Society 6!

Commentary

The Rings…of Akhaten!

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Radio Free Skaro #363 – Ghost Lite

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Awoooooo! Scary stuff! That’s what this week’s instalment of Doctor Who was, as “Hide”, a tautly written and directed thriller, enthralled many a fan and viewer. But what did the Three Who Rule think? They were widely split with their opinions of writer Neil Cross’s first effort, “The Rings of Akhaten”; will Cross make Chris cross, or will it be smooth sailing for all involved? Also discussed are changing pronunciations of planet names throughout the years (because, yes, Metebelis-gate is casually mentioned in this episode), the title of the Series 7b finale, the return of the Doctor Who Proms, and some exciting action figures coming your way later this year. Awooooo!
Show Notes:

Hide!
Cold War…Appreciated!
The Rings of Akhaten…Final BBC Ratings!
Series 7 Finale…Title!
Series 7B…Final Four Movie Posters!
Doctor Who…Returns to the Proms!
The Snowmen…DVD/BD Region 1 Release Date!
Chris Chibnall…Returning to Doctor Who?
The Daemons…Action Figures!

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Radio Free Skaro #362 – Ice Hot

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After a wait of almost 40 years, the Ice Warriors have returned to Doctor Who, with at least (and let’s be honest, at most) one heavily armoured, lumbering green menace back to make the lives of an 80’s crew of Soviet submariners a soggy, terrifying hell. Mark Gatiss, a Who polymath with some hits and a few misses under his belt, brings the claustrophobic terror with “Cold War,” but the real question is, what did the Three Who Rule think of the story? With precious little to discuss besides this episode and stats, stats, stats (and more stats) they expostulated at length, coming perilously close to beating Douglas McKinnon’s expertly paced tale’s running time with their balderdash and bafflegab.
Show Notes:

Cold…War!
Cold War…Overnight Viewing Figures!
The Rings of Akhaten…Overnight Viewing Figures!
The Rings of Akhaten…Appreciated!
The Bells of Saint John…Final BBC Viewing Figures!
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS…Synopsis!
Jemma Redgrave…Returns!
Ice Warriors…DVD Details!

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Radio Free Skaro #361 – The Borings of Akhaten

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After a rollicking opening to Series 7B last week, we were treated to a new episode in “The Rings of Akhaten” that received almost no love from any of the Three Who Rule. In fact, only one person had something nice to say about it, and you’ll never guess who! The episode may have left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth, but the return of a full stats report, and a return of our new, impromptu game called “Guess the Stats!”, proved to be a splash of minty, mouthwashy goodness! That, and talk of the 50th Anniversary special, Christopher Eccleston, DVD news, and an endless list of Doctor Who t-shirt ideas, makes clear that it’s not where you start, but where you finish. Next week: Ice Warriorssss…
Show Notes:

The Rings…of Akhaten!
The Bells of Saint John…overnight viewing figures!
The Bells of Saint John…appreciation index!
The Bells of Saint John ratings…on SPACE!
The Bells of Saint John ratings…on BBC America!
Series 7B…synopses!
The Return of…The Zygons!
Christopher Eccleston…not returning!
Joanna Page…in Doctor Who!
What if David Tennant…had stayed for Series 5?
North American DVD releases…interesting!
The Moonbase…coming to DVD!
The Green Death commentary…featuring Katy Manning and Russell T Davies!
The Roots of Evil…by Philip Reeve!
The Fourth Doctor “City of Death”…t-shirt!
WhoNews app…now free!
The Mind of Evil at the BFI…video!
1980s Doctor Who convention interviews…on YouTube!
Radio Free Skaro Gallifrey 2013 live show…on YouTube!

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Radio Free Skaro #359 – Whether You Like It Or Not

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The upcoming book “JN-T: The Life and Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner” is quite possibly the most controversial account of the behind-the-scenes world of Doctor Who ever published, delving into the, at times, seedy side of the life of the long time producer of Doctor Who. It also covers, with astonishing detail, the trials and tribulations that occurred during the making of the programme in the 1980s when the BBC were increasingly trying to kill it. We present an interview with the book’s author, Richard Marson, who explains the amount of work that went into researching the biography, as well as discuss his own experiences and opinions on the man who was responsible for Doctor Who for an entire decade. But before that, Chris and Steven yammer about the news of the week, and look forward to new Doctor Who in less than a week’s time!
Show Notes:

Gallifrey…One!
The Bells of St John…”Prequel”!
The Bells of St John…BBC One Transmission Time!
The Bells of St John…Trailer!
The Bells of St John…Clips!
Series 7B…Trailers!
Series 7B…First Four Titles and Synopses!
Series 7B…Movie-Style Posters!
Matt Smith…Leaving In 2013?
Private Eye…Talks Caro Skinner!
Red Nose Day…Doctor Who Clip!
Doctor Who Magazine…First Doctor Special!
Australia Gets The Bells of St John…On March 31!
Australia Doesn’t Get…Advance iView Episodes!
Series 7B…North American DVD/BD Release Date!
Visitation Special Edition DVD…Details!
Doctor Who…Another Entertainment Weekly Cover!

Interview:

Richard…Marson!
JN-T: The Life and Scandalous Times…of John Nathan-Turner!

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