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Radio Free Skaro #547 – Seville Unrest


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rfs547Class fever is building, as evidenced by a fan-made trailer and bits and pieces of official ephemera dribbling out of the BBC about the upcoming Doctor Who spinoff. We’ve also got news of a slap-fight between Steven Moffat and John Barrowman, a hipster vinyl Big Finish release, and Steven’s appearance on Edmonton college station CJSR, where he helped break down the different shooting styles of classic and current Who! Plus, we have the conclusion of our commentary for that cannibalistic soap opera known as…”The Two Doctors!”
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Fan-made…Class Trailer!
Class…Does Social Media!
Barrowman and Moffat…Have A Tiff!
Chimes of Midnight…On Vinyl!
Wallace Shawn…At Edmonton Expo!
All That Matters…With Steven As Guest!

Commentary:
The Two Doctors…Episode 3!

Radio Free Skaro #539 – Quark’s Bar


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rfs539With San Diego Comic-Con in full swing as of this recording, there’s…well, news of a sort at any rate. David Tennant will appear in Family Guy as the Tenth Doctor (yay?), various doodads and cards are available at SDCC (getting warmer) and non-Who silliness like a new Star Trek TV series trailer (yay!) along with Dirk Gently (yaaaaa…I dunno.) But why concentrate on the present when you can dive decades into the past with director Morris Barry in…the Miniscope!
Links:

David Tennant…On Family Guy!
John Barrowman…Wants More Torchwood On TV!
Twelfth Doctor…Crystal TARDIS!
Topps…Doctor Who Cards!
Alex Kingston & John de Lancie…At Edmonton Expo!
Peter Capaldi…At Letters Live!
Chibnall & Graham…Wrote For Star Wars!
Star Trek…Discovery!
Star Trek Discovery…On SPACE!
Dirk Gently…Teaser!

Miniscope:

Morris…Barry!
Morris Barry…DVD Intro!
The…Moonbase!
The Tomb…Of The Cybermen!
The…Dominators!

Radio Free Skaro #525 – The Parent Trap


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rfs525Gallifrey! Yes, the yearly ticket scramble and subsequent endorphin rush that is the Gallifrey One pass-purchasing passel of pugilism has once again come and gone, with nearly 3300 tickets sold. But that’s nearly a year away, and in present Earth time there is a Torchwood comic and, unfortunately, the death of Roj Blake himself, Gareth Thomas. And! We have a commentary for “The Zygon Invasion, with Uncanny Magazine editor and Verity podcaster Lynne M. Thomas!
Links:

Gallifrey One 2017…Sold Out!
Torchwood Returns…From Titan Comics!
Gareth Thomas…Died.

Commentary:

The Zygon…Invasion!
Lynne M…Thomas!

Radio Free Skaro #524 – The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe


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rfs524Warm up those #school related hashtags and get your fanfic pencils sharpened, because while this may be the Year Of No Doctor Who, there’s movement afoot with Patrick Ness’s Who spinoff, Class, which just announced its cast! And while not quite Doctor Who, it’s still exciting that Rachel Talalay has announced she’ll be directing an episode of Sherlock! Huzzah! Meanwhile, we’ve got a commentary on “The Woman Who Lived” with editor, writer and all around lovely person Amal El-Mohtar!
Links:

Class…Cast Announcement!
Patrick Ness…Profile!
Sherlock Returns January 1…With Rachel Talalay At The Helm!
Ianto Is Back…In Big Finish!
Target Reissues…Book Signing!
Restoration Team Website…Updated!
Gallifrey One…Tickets Go On Sale April 16!
Gallifrey One…Hotel Code Goes Live May 9
Whooverville…8!

Commentary:

The Woman…Who Lived!
Amal…El-Mohtar!

Radio Free Skaro #511 – Ground Control to Major Tom


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rfs511For almost as long as Doctor Who has been around, there have been excited scribes chronicling its triumphs, tragedies, terrors and the finer points of Terileptil husbandry. Chief amongst these chroniclers of Time Lord lore has been Doctor Who Magazine, currently under the expert tutelage of gentleman editor Tom Spilsbury, our interview subject for this week’s episode. We also have a mere sprinkling of news, most of it Big Finish related! We also pay tribute to a couple of titans we lost this past week in David Bowie and Alan Rickman. Listen…if you dare!
Show notes:

The War Doctor and Leela…In Big Finish!
UNIT Shutdown…From Big Finish!
Tosh Returns…In Big Finish!
Doctor Who…Wins Golden Tomato!
Robert Banks Stewart…Died.
LI…Who!

Interview:

Tom…Spilsbury!

Radio Free Skaro #493 – Another Brick In The Wall

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rfs493One week to go until Doctor Who Series 9 premieres, and what better way to rev up the hype engines than a rather cryptic prologue featuring P-Cap, Karn and Ohila, last seen in “The Night of the Doctor”? In fact, all manner of activity is rolling to the boil in the Who-o-sphere, including a new Game Maker app coming soon from the BBC, Time Squad dollies to adorn your desk or crying chamber, and other fun bric-a-brac. And speaking of bricks, our feature interview this week is with Pete Hickman, BBC Worldwide Producer of Digital Entertainment and Games and driving force behind the Doctor Who portion of LEGO Dimensions! Build high for happiness!
Show notes:

The Magician’s Apprentice…Prologue!
The Magician’s Apprentice…Prologue on BBC America!
The Magician’s Apprentice…BBC One Broadcast Time!
Series 9…Cardiff Premiere!
Series 9…New York City Premiere!
The Witch’s Familiar…Synopsis!
Series 9…Simulcast on ABC iView!
Series 9…Premiere in New Zealand!
Series 9 Part One…DVD/BluRay Artwork!
Peter Capaldi…Directing Veep!
Doctor Who Game Maker…Debuts September 15!
Second Twelfth Doctor…5″ Action Dolly!
Time Squad…Next Wave!
Big Chief Studios…Ninth Doctor!
Gwen and Rhys…Return In Big Finish Torchwood!
Big Finish Torchwood…Second Series!
BBC iPlayer…To Open To Third Party Content!
Jenna Coleman…Edmonton Expo Panel!
Chicago TARDIS…Guest Update!

Interview:
LEGO…Dimensions!

Radio Free Skaro #485 – Past Christmas

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rfs485Guest announcements for Gallifrey One and Chicago TARDIS! LEGO Doctor Who talk! Capaldi dolly banter! Warren becoming enraged by Star Trek: Into Darkness and almost saying a naughty word! Yes, it’s business as usual again here at Radio Free Skaro headquarters after the madness that was San Diego Comic-Con, but lo, we also have something special this week, the return of Nerdist scribe Kyle Anderson, who joins us for a commentary of the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas special “Last Christmas”! What better time than mid-July to get into the holiday spirit…of nightmares!
Show notes:

Doctor Who…Popular!
Series 10…Officially Confirmed!
Gallifrey One…Guest Announcement!
Doctor Who Festival…More Guests!
Jenna Coleman…At Chicago TARDIS!
5″ Capaldi…Available In September!
LEGO Dimensions…Multiple Doctors!
LEGO Dimensions…Multiple TARDIS Console Rooms!
Series 8 Finale…3D Blu-Ray?
Berlin Doctor Who Event…Downloadable Free!
Ianto Jones…Returns to Torchwood!
A Peculiar Effect…On The BBC!
Two-minute Time Lord…Talks BBC With Toby Hadoke!
Olaf Pooley…Died.
Dr. Who and the Daleks Commentary…Coming Soon!

Commentary:
Kyle…Anderson!
Last…Christmas!

Radio Free Skaro #475 – In Praise of Fangirls

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rfs475It was a wild week to be a fan of Doctor Who and other sic-fi franchises this past week! Gallifrey One memberships went on sale and crashed ticket sales sites, Osgood and the Zygons are returning in Series 9, Torchwood audio plays are coming to Big Finish, and Avengers: Age of Ultron is filling movie theatres all over the world. What better week, then, to talk to Sam Maggs, author of the new book “The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy”, an instruction manual for fangirls new to the fold, as well as an educational tome for those who aren’t!
Show notes:

Gallifrey One memberships are sold out
Sasquan coming to Spokane August 19-22, 2015
Osgood and the Zygons returning in a two-part story by Peter Harness
Jemma Redgrave also featuring in Episodes 7-8
Another new promo pic of the monster from Episodes 5-6
Torchwood coming to Big Finish
Big Finish Tom Baker audio plays airing on BBC Radio 4 Extra
James Goss writing a novelization for The Pirate Planet
The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who coming June 4
The Radiophonic Workshop performing May 20 in Dublin
BBC unveils The Doctor Who Fan Show on YouTube
Radio Free Skaro Patreon Page

Interview:
Sam Maggs
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy

Radio Free Skaro #457 – I Heard It Through The Irvine

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rfs457As the countdown to Gallifrey One ramps up, so too do new guest announcements, including Torchwood alumni Naoko Mori (Tosh) and McCoy era script editor Andrew Cartmel! In other news, riots and other carnage were avoided after Netflix renewed their rights to Doctor Who and a host of other BBC properties which were due to expire at the beginning of February. After the civil unrest and damage caused by the recent Oscar snub of the LEGO movie, we should all be relieved that everything worked out. But lo, there are also interviews from Chicago TARDIS in this episode of Radio Free Skaro, and they are thus: Mat Irvine, Doctor Who special effects whiz from the 1970s and 1980s, and a panel featuring Annette Badland of Aliens of London and Boom Town fame, Sonita Henry from The Time of the Doctor and Ellie and Joseph Darcey-Alden, the young wards of Victorian Clara Oswald in the Snowmen!
Show Notes:

Toby Whithouse 2-parter…Filming!
Series 9…Filming In Spain?
Netflix US…Renews Doctor Who!
Anthony Ainley…Biography!
Titan Comics…Classic Doctor Miniseries!
New Audio Plays…For Torchwood?
Naoko Mori and Andrew Cartmel…At Gallifrey One!
Claire Huckle In, Derek Ritchie Out…At Gallifrey One!
Timelash In Germany…Crowdfunding!
Gallifrey…One!
Chicago…TARDIS!

Interviews:

Annette…Badland!
Sonita…Henry!
Ellie and Joseph…Darcey Alden!
Mat…Irvine!

Radio Free Skaro #454 – Tangerine Dream

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rfs454Mind games, face huggers and tangerines…that’s what passes for Christmastime when the Doctor gets involved. Sarcastic elves, a sassy Santa, and questionably CG reindeer round out Doctor Who’s dip into surreality on this latest Xmas special, “Last Christmas”, from the pen of Steven Moffat and directed by Paul Wilmshurst. So what did the Three Who Rule, brains slowed by turkey and Tofurky, think of P-Cap’s first foray into Yuletide adventure? Down some egg nog, tear yourself away from erudite political discussion with the relatives, and have a listen!
Show Notes:

Doctor Who…Last Christmas!
Jenna Coleman…returns for Series 9!
The Doctor voted…the best sci-fi character of all time!
Doctor Puppet…Christmas Special!
Big Finish…Humble Bundle!
Toby Hadoke’s Who’s Round…Episode 100!
New Doctor Who figures coming soon…from Funko!
Video from Calgary Expo 2013…for Torchwood and Doctor Who panels!

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