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Radio Free Skaro #680 – The Planet That Slept


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A new set of shiny Blu-ray discs stuffed with Doctor Who content is on its way to store shelves in the form of the Season 18 box set, the third such season set from BBC Studios. So we decided to talk again to Russell Minton, executive producer of the whole range for BBC Studios, about the Season 18 set, and about the future of the range in general. There is also talk of special screenings for “Logopolis” (in the US) and “The Macra Terror” (in the UK) that occurred this past week, and Bradley Walsh posing for selfies with everyone during some public filming for Series 12 in Wales!
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S12 currently filming in Barry
Logopolis grossed $143K in US cinema screenings
BFI Macra Terror screening
Bookwyrm due March 18

Interview:

Russell Minton
Season 18 Blu-Ray

Radio Free Skaro #672 – Jenny and the Bets


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With Gallifrey One Month almost upon us, there’s only one more chance for STATS! to make Warren’s life a living hell, and the other Two Who Rule jumped at the chance like the animals they are, but also found the kindness to share with you, dear listener, news of Big Finish, Series 12 filming in South Africa, and one David Tennant starting his own podcast of chinwagging with his actor friends. Plus we have the last of our Chicago TARDIS interviews, with none other than Catrin Stewart!
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Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Gallifrey One schedule now online via Sched
Radio Free Skaro will open Gally with “VidFIRE and Fury”, with guests Colin Baker, Pearl Mackie, Steve Roberts, Mark Ayres, Paul Vanezis and Richard Molesworth
Radio Free Skaro Gally meetup, Friday at Noon, Program C
Walter Koenig and Ben Wheatley announced for Gally
Series 11 stats highs and lows
Series 12 filming in South Africa
Delta and the Bannermen wrap party video
Saward Dalek books due in hardcover in 2019 and paperback, with Target notations, in 2020
Tom Baker on Graham Norton’s radio show, talking about Scratchman
David Tennant launches a podcast
Big Finish Gallifrey: Time War 2 due in March
Big Finish adapting Doctor Who Weekly comics, volume 1 due in March
Things to do while waiting for Series 12, including listening to Radio Free Skaro

Interview:

Catrin Stewart
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #670 – Curran Account


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Have you ever wanted to see block transfer computation on the big screen? Your time has come as “Logopolis” hits theatres this March in the US and the BFI in February in advance of the release of the Doctor Who Season 18 box set! And as if that isn’t enough deep dive craziness, Big Finish is going to fill your summer with stories of the War Master and the Eighth Doctor politely nodding at each other and perhaps battling for the fate of the universe. Plus tales of tat, accolades and awards, and an interview from Chicago TARDIS with Vincent Van Gogh himself, actor Tony Curran!
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Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Resolution almost final BBC One viewing figures
Doctor Who topped the Rotten Tomatoes Best Reviewed Sci Fi/Fantasy 2018 category
Jodie Whittaker and Doctor Who nominated for National Television Awards
Series 11 Soundtrack came out January 11
Catherine Tate and John Barrowman announced for Gallifrey One
Gallifrey One exclusive Titan Comics covers
Shaun Dooley shot the Whittaker in silhouette promo photo
The BBC published The Woman Who Fell To Earth and other scripts
Logopolis BFI screening February 17
Logopolis US cinema screenings March 13
Big Finish to release Eighth Doctor and War Master set, due July 2019
Scratchman also due in audio book, read by Tom Baker
Interview with Christel Dee and Simon Guerrier about The Women Who Lived
Her Universe Thirteenth Doctor cross body bag
W Morgan Sheppard died

Interview:

Tony Curran
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #663 – Witchfinder Pursuivant


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It’s time to find some witches with the Three Who Rule as Doctor Who and the gang/team/fam navigate superstition, 17th century sexual politics and an extremely flirtatious King James in “The Witchfinders”! Plus stats, which sounds uncomfortably close to “Satan,” actual Satan with Tom Baker adapting his barking mad idea “Scratchman” into a novel, Big Finish scheduling their releases well into the End Times, and surely the greatest harbinger of the Apocalypse, a new 13th Doctor Funko Pop without a coat. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN!?! NO COAT!!
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Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Episode 8 review, “The Witchfinders”
Chicago TARDIS
Kerblam! BBC One overnight viewing figures
“Demons of the Punjab” BBC One final viewing figures
BBC America Series 11 ratings
Tom Baker novelizing Scratchman, book and audiobook due out January 24, 2019
Special edition Warriors’ Gate audio release
Big Finish announces three more Time War box sets
Seventh Doctor and Mags team up in Big Finish trilogy due out April 2019
Doctor Who opening titles supercut
BBC posts 10 hour loop of new Doctor Who opening theme
Video of William Hartnell blue plaque unveiling
Thirteenth Doctor without coat Funko Pop

Radio Free Skaro #648 – Dwellings of Simplicity


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It’s a lazy August weekend as Radio Free Skaro approaches its twelfth(!) aniversary, but soon one Mr. David Tennant will grace the home planet of the Three Who Rule as he will be joining fellow Doctor Matt Smith at Edmonton Expo in September! Plus we have news of new E-Space adventures with the Season 18 time team (in Big Finish form), big-scale Thirteenth Doctor action dolly fun (in Big Chief form), and the main event, a Classic Series commentary for Peter Davison’s debut story, “Castrovalva”!
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David Tennant announced as guest at Edmonton Expo
The Fourth Doctor returns to E-Space in Big Finish in 2020
Synopsis for “Destination: Bandril” by Jonathon Morris and Lance Parkin
Big Chief Thirteenth Doctor figure coming soon
“Doctor Who: Battle in Time” collectible card game
Classic Series Commentary: “Castrovalva”

Radio Free Skaro #643 – Serendipity


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The news elves are busily working their magic as we edge closer to San Diego Comic-Con, which will sport the likes of Jodie Whittaker, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill, Chris Chibnall, Matt Strevens at the BBC America Doctor Who panel occurring at the spacetime vector of Thursday, July 19, 11:45 am PT! The BBC is also going all legal to track down the nefarious leakers of The Clip, and friend of the show Wayne Yip is directing the Series 11 episode to air at (or around) Christmas! Also Season 12 Blu-ray news, Big Finish wandering into territories Trek and what you’ve all been waiting for…part two of our gripping commentary on “The Green Death”!
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Doctor Who on Twitch
Doctor Who San Diego Comic-Con panel details announced
BBC tries to find the Series 11 clip leak source
Wayne Yip directing Series 11 episode airing at Christmas
Season 12 Blu-Ray popular, says a UK sales chart
Season 12 trailer
Season 12 disc replacement
Big Finish getting into Star Trek

Commentary:

The Green Death, episodes 4-6

Radio Free Skaro #638 – London 1965


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The topic of Doctor Who missing episodes has been dormant relatively recently, but a tangent in an interview with producer/director Paul Vanezis, who has aided in the recovery of other previously missing Doctor Who episodes, may raise the profile once again. (Listen to the interview with Steven starting at 30:36; JR Southall joins Steven later to discuss what Paul said). Elsewhere, Doctor Who on Twitch has been an unprecedented success, launching new memes and generating fresh enthusiasm amongst a whole new generation of Doctor Who fans!
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Doctor Who on twitch a hit!
London 1965 memes
Season 12 blu-ray revamped visual effects
Doctor Who Magazine 526 released
Big Finish returns to Class
Big Finish Infamy of the Zaross due on vinyl June 16
Doctor Who series 10 and Class coming to UK Netflix in June
TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual
Doctor Who jobs

Interview:

Paul Vanezis
JR Southall

Radio Free Skaro #627 – The Incredible Hulke


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It’s another pre-October week of hints and dribbles of Doctor Who news, including loose-lipped thespian Alan Cumming revealing he has a role in Series 11, audio and Target news, Tom Baker Blu-Ray excitement, and more. All mere preamble to the first part of our Malcolm Hulke Miniscope, featuring Nerdist scribbler and noted cineaste Kyle Anderson to help us look at “The Faceless Ones”, “The War Games”, “Doctor Who and the Silurians” and “The Ambassadors…of Death”!
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#WhoAgainstGuns
Alan Cumming in Series 11
Doctor Who audio recordings archived
Final covers for new Target books
Tom Baker Season 1 Blu-Ray
Series 3 Steelbook
Lady Christina returns in Big Finish
More WhoTalk Commentaries
Delia Derbyshire portrait at Coventry University
Ken Dodd died

Miniscope:

Malcolm Hulke
Kyle Anderson

Radio Free Skaro #610 – And Then There’s The Accent


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It’s the weekend of American Thanksgiving, which can only mean one thing in the Doctor Who world – Chicago TARDIS! Steven once again represented the Three Who Rule in the midwest, getting interviews, meeting many Doctor Who fans, and generally creating mayhem (he was in bed by 11:00pm every night). And this episode features an onstage interview with Doctor the Fifth, Peter Davison, and Tegan Jovanka herself, Janet Fielding! Also, Paul Booth drops by to talk about the various news items of the week, including many exciting details about the new release of “Shada”!
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Tom Baker Doctor Who Day message
Tom Baker records new live action scene for “Shada”
First Look at “Shada”
A BBC Radio 2 special ft. Jo Whiley & Peter Capaldi airs Dec 21
Jodie Whittaker will run 6 Music on Christmas Eve from 6pm-2am
The UK North will get special advance screenings of “Twice Upon A Time”
Delia Derbyshire gets posthumous PhD
Peter Davison
Chicago TARDIS

Interview:

Peter Davison
Janet Fielding

Guest:

Paul Booth

Radio Free Skaro #601 – Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)


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Knock Knock! Who’s there? Kara Dennison, that’s who, as the esteemed blogger, fan, and interviewer for Onezumi Events joins the Three Who Rule to look back at “Knock Knock” in our continuing Second Chances series re-reviewing Series 10 in the lead up to “Twice Upon A Time”. Speaking of which, a synopsis for the 2017 Christmas Special was posted (then deleted), and there’s exciting news of a new series of First Doctor audio stories from Big Finish starring David Bradley as the First Doctor!
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David Bradley plays The First Doctor in Big Finish
Twice Upon A Time synopsis
Tom Baker Years interview collection
Sarah Jane Adventures 10-year anniversary
Who Talk commentaries for Claws of Axos and First Doctor historicals
Visual effects books get worldwide release
Donate to Andrew Smith’s charity run

Second Chances:

Kara Dennison
Knock Knock

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