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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:

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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The Snowmen North America DVD Release

May 28 sees the release of Doctor Who Series 7 Part Two on DVD and Blu-Ray, but it also sees the release of the standalone version of The Snowmen.

Also available on both DVD and Blu-Ray, the extras for The Snowmen will appear on the standalone release as well as the aforementioned Series 7 Part Two box set – as will, as mentioned previously on Radio Free Skaro, the episode itself.

The release will contain two “prequels” to The Snowmen along with the behind the scenes item, Clara’s White Christmas. So why have this standalone release with no unique extras? Why have it come out the same day as the Series 7 Part Two box set which includes The Snowmen itself? Both excellent questions, and we have no good answer. This seems a superfluous release to say the least, perhaps geared towards the collectors who must have absolutely everything – or perhaps only collect the standalone Christmas episode releases. Either way, this is $14.98 (DVD MSRP) or $19.98 (Blu-Ray MSRP) that we don’t think we’ll be spending.

Click the package art for larger versions, and check TVShowsOnDVD.com for more details!

Update: BBC America is not listing The Snowmen or its related extras as part of this set; information can change in advance of a product’s release and if The Snowmen is indeed not on the Series 7 Part Two set it makes perfect sense to release it on a standalone DVD. Keep tuned to Radio Free Skaro for any further updates as they are known.

Radio Free Skaro #356 – Strax to the Max

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After the craziness of last week’s Calgary Expo announcement (which crashed the servers at Radio Free Skaro headquarters, aka a rusty shack in Surrey, BC), and two weeks after the wild times of Gallifrey One, the Three Who Rule were finally able to sit back, relax, and take in an episode of Doctor Who. And then talk over it. The episode of choice is “The Snowmen”, the 2012 Christmas special that caused much merriment amongst most of the masses. Minus Warren, Chris and Steven find time before hand to discuss the news of the week, including the passing of designer Ray Cusick, responsible for one of the most iconic science fiction designs of all time. He also designed the Daleks.
Show Notes:

The Bells…Of St John!
Series 7B…Teaser!
The Ice Warriors…Animated For DVD!
Peter Cushing Dalek Movies…Coming Soon On Blu-Ray!
An Adventure In Space And Time…Wraps Filming!
Tomb of the Cybermen…Audiobook!
Raymond Cusick…Dies.



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Radio Free Skaro #344 – More Than 100 Minutes In The TARDIS

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Happy New Year! After battling illness and ennui over the past week and a half, the Three Who Rule are back with a bumper episode to launch 2013, the centrepiece of which is an epic interview with Kevin Jon Davies. Davies was the director and producer of “More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS”, the BBC’s official 30th anniversary celebration for Doctor Who, but his connection to the worlds of Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, and Blake’s 7, made for a fascinating chat. Also, your three hosts run down the Christmas time viewing figures, discuss their importance, and also talk about puppies. Six weeks until Gallifrey One!
Show Notes:

The Snowmen…Appreciated!
The Snowmen…Final Ratings!
The Snowmen…Watched On iPlayer!
Catrin Stewart…Gally Guest Update!
Doctor Who Adventures…Comes To iOS!
Doctor Who eBooks…From Puffin!


Kevin Jon…Davies!

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Radio Free Skaro #343 – Hilarity, Polarity, and Clara-ty

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NEW WHO! The Three Who Rule were delighted to find a sparkling new Doctor Who story under their Christmas tree in the form of “The Snowmen,” a somewhat deceptive name as actual snowmen figure nowhere near as much as disembodied manifestations, the plummy tones of Sir Ian McKellen, the iconic Richard E. Grant, and a puzzle of an enigma known as Clara the barmaid/governess. Throw in a sassy Sontaran, a sensual Silurian and her good lady wife, and a broody, moody, and altogether froody Matt Smith and you’ve got yourself a Christmas special! And a podcast about said special! Christmas!
Show Notes:

The Snowmen…overnight viewing figures!
Doctor Who 50th anniversary…postage stamps!
Gerry Anderson…dies, sadly.

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Radio Free Skaro #342 – Cinephiles and Audio Files

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The impending arrival of Christmas Day means two things: excitement for “The Snowmen” is rising to fever pitch, and…Chris is super busy and couldn’t be part of this week’s proceedings. Steven and Warren made up for his absence by immediately taking the whole business off the rails and discussing the Hobbit’s use of 48fps. After much debate and incorrect references to VidFIRE, the duo got back to business and discussed the week’s news before seguing into Steven’s interviews with both composer and production sound expert Mark Ayres and the voices behind Verity!, a new all-female podcast coming soon to your local internet.

Stay tuned on December 26th (known as Boxing Day here in the frozen wilds of Canada and as Wednesday in the US of A) for our review of “The Snowmen”!

Show Notes:

Theme tune and opening titles…revamped!
New TARDIS interior…revealed!
Christmas minisode…Vastra Investigates!
Doctor Who…at the BFI!
Freema Agyeman…coming to Gallifrey One!
Doctor Who…DVD news!
Doctor Who…vinyl figures!


A new Doctor Who podcast…Verity!

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Radio Free Skaro #341 – Stepsons and Screwdrivers

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Trailers! Trailers! So many trailers for the Snowmen, the upcoming Doctor Who Xmas special! Well, alright…there were two new trailers. But they are amping up the enthusiasm of the Three Who Rule for this year’s Yuletide offering, which is surely a good thing after the slim pickings of 2011’s The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe. Another good thing is the interview from Chicago TARDIS with Toby Hadoke, a friend of the show, gentleman actor and all around great fella. Bask in his wisdom and delight in his wit! Immediately!
Show Notes:

The Snowmen…BBC Trailer!
The Snowmen…BBC America Trailer!
Series 7…Resumes in April!
Fiftieth Anniversary Special…Films in April!
Destiny…of the Doctor!
Devil…in the Smoke!
Ark in Space…More Revisitations Extras!
March 2013…North America Doctor Who DVD Releases!
The Minute…Doctor Who Podcast!



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Radio Free Skaro #340 – Masterplans and Script Doctors

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A simply colossal list of news items dominated the proceedings on this week’s Radio Free Skaro, with much discussion on the snippets of non-spoilery info emerging about “The Snowmen,” this year’s Doctor Who Xmas Day spectacular. The Three Who Rule also announced not only what their live show at Gallifrey One is called, but also their first guest to open the show and the convention itself! But news was but grist for the main event, an interview from Chicago TARDIS with former Doctor Who script editor Andrew Cartmel. All this AND a pointless discussion about the Hobbit at 48fps? You bet!
Show Notes:

The Snowmen…BBC One Transmission Time!
The Snowmen…In New Zealand!
The Snowmen…Have A Voice!
The Snowmen…Brings Set Changes!
Series Seven…That’s A Wrap!
Britons…Proud Of Doctor Who!
Doctor Who Wins…TV Guide’s Fan Favourite Poll!
Spearhead From Space…On Blu-Ray!!
The Ark In Space…Extras!
The Ark In Space…More Extras!
Commentaries…And Revisitations!
Missing Episodes…Campaign!
K-9…Comes To The USA!
BFI…Doctor Who Anniversary Screenings!



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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:

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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