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Radio Free Skaro #667 – Chain Reaction


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With mere days to go before the Doctor Who New Year’s Day special, “Resolution”, the Three Who Rule (and their LEGO Fluid Links doppelgängers) are getting antsy, but at least there’s plenty of news to delve into, including Gallifrey One updates, more stats, additional Christmas content from both the BBC and Doctor Puppet, and most excitingly, an interview from Chicago TARDIS with director extraordinaire of both Classic and Modern Who, Graeme Harper! Listen and be filled with pace and energy!
Links:

Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Gallifrey One mid-December update
Resolution to air on SPACE, New Year’s Day at 8PM EST
The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos final BBC One viewing figures
Series 11 averaged 7.96M BBC One viewers
Rosa tops Series 11 Radio Times poll
Doctor Who Christmas short
The Story of Rose, from The Women Who Lived
Doctor Puppet “The Planet that Came for Christmas” commentary
Captain John returns in Big Finish
Doctor Who Free Comic Book Day 2019 cover
Official 13th Doctor cosplay trench coat
Official Thirteenth Doctor fairisle cardigan
Bill Sellars died

Interview:

Graeme Harper
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #660 – Doctor of Hope and Lego


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We’re at the halfway point of Doctor Who’s new Time Team’s first series, and “The Tsuranga Conundrum” is the final of the initial Chibnall quartet of stories. Confused yet? Well, luckily the above unpronounceable quandary is a straight ahead adventure that the Three Who Rule are here to decipher for you, along with a summary of all the news, previews, and yes….stats. Staaaaaaatsss…
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Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Episode 5 review, The Tsuranga Conundrum
Episode 7 titled Kerblam!, episode 8 titled The Witchfinders
Arachnids in the UK BBC One overnight viewing figures
Rosa BBC One final viewing figures
New Big Finish Fourth Doctor companion
Big Finish The Eighth of March celebrates female Doctor Who characters
Big Finish Torchwood vs Doctor Who Monsters
Class soundtrack due December 7
Doctor Puppet merchandise
TV Years Volume 2

Radio Free Skaro #644 – The Universe is Calling


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Trailer! Teaser? Either way, a rather brief look at Series 11 of Doctor Who that shows the new friends Ryan, Yasmin, and Graham, a brief shot of Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who #13, and several unhealthy food options was released to the world just before this podcast recording! Yes, the PR onslaught has begun, with Jodie on the cover of EW, dolly news, San Diego Comic-Con news, Amazon listings, and and AND a miniscope featuring Daniel Nettheim, director of “The Zygon Invasion” and “The Zygon Inversion”, “Extremis”, and “The Pyramid at the End of the World”!
Links:

Doctor Who on Twitch
Series 11 trailer
Jodie Whittaker on the cover of Entertainment Weekly; BBC America to simulcast Series 11 Premiere
Thirteenth Doctor figurine range
Titan Comics San Diego Comic-Con panel
David Tennant and The Muppets
More of David Tennant and the Muppets
Peter Davison and The Muppets
2019 Doctor Who mini calendar features Thirteenth Doctor era exclusively
BBC America showing Shada
Torchwood on Twitch
Twice Upon A Time in 4K
Eccleston/Tennant DVD box set
Matt Smith DVD box set
Peter Capaldi DVD box set
Carole Ann Ford joins David Bradley on Big Finish
Season 12 Blu-Ray replacement discs

Miniscope:

Daniel Nettheim
The Zygon Invasion
The Zygon Inversion
Extremis
The Pyramid at the End of the World

Radio Free Skaro #642 – The Nut Hutch


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Last week’s vast wasteland of not-news has been replaced by a verdant jungle of news-news, most notably the announcement of Segun Akinola as the new composer for Doctor Who! Plus Matt Smith comes to Edmonton, and comics and calendars that sort of feature Jodie Whittaker or flat-out don’t. There’s other news of course, but this is a mere tease to part one of our commentary for the Jon Pertwee story “The Green Death”, so dive back with us to June 1973 and hippies, environmentalism, and giant maggots!
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Doctor Who on Twitch
Segun Akinola announced as new Doctor Who composer
Segun Akinola BAFTA profile
Segun Akinola Soundcloud
Jodie Whittaker comic issue 0
Jodie Whittaker calendar snub
Matt Smith announced for Edmonton Expo
Philip Hinchcliffe’s unused Season 15 plans
New Target novelization audiobooks
BBC Sounds app announced for iPlayer Radio and Podcasts
Big Finish celebrates 20 years of recording
Torchwood Series 6 begins in October from Big Finish
Third Doctor Who Infinity story revealed

Commentary:

The Green Death, episodes 1-3

Radio Free Skaro #598 – Lady Stardust


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As we slog through the Dark Times before the Doctor Who Xmas special “Twice Upon a Time”, the news is a bit thin on the ground, though we have new Gallifrey One guests (including a bevy of them connected to “The Greatest Show in the Galaxy”), upcoming Big Finish, and…the start of our new series of looks back at Series 10: Second Chances! Heather Berberet from Doctor Who On The Couch joins us to take a look at the debut of Bill Potts and the introduction of a mysterious vault in…”The Pilot!”
Links:

Gallifrey One guest announcement
Series 10 DVD/BD due November 7 on North America
Captain John returns to Torchwood
September Big Finish releases

Second Chances:

Heather Berberet
The Pilot

Radio Free Skaro #594 – Is That Finger Loaded?


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It’s the dog days of August, and with no new Doctor Who on the horizon for several months, what better way to spend a couple hours of that time with the Three Who Rule as they watch and commentate on “The Android Invasion”, the 1975…er…classic from the Tom Baker era. And while Warren is away in Scandanavia in advance of Worldcon in Helsink next weekend, Chris and Steven update you all with news of a radio appearance by Jodie Whittaker, a bevy of Big Finish news, and several pieces of merchandise you won’t be able to live without! Now let’s all have a ginger beer!
Links:

Jodie Whittaker on Radio 6
Christmas was almost cancelled
Series 10 deleted scenes
Animated Shada from BBC Worldwide
Blink, 10 years on
Upcoming Big Finish releases
Tenth Doctor and Web of Fear audios
Doctor Who Audio Annual
Doctor Who Mr Men figurines
2018 Doctor Who calendar
Yeti figurine
Christel Dee interview part 4

Commentary:

The Android Invasion

Radio Free Skaro #581 – Is There A Doctor In The House?


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It’s time for Steven, Warren and noted Nerdist Kyle Anderson to assess the timbre of “Knock Knock,” the Mike Bartlett penned ode to lumber-based horror and insectile consumption. Did the Two Who Rule and Kyle consider this story a mighty oak or a mere sapling in the forest of Series 10? Plus news of a new series of Torchwood via Big Finish starring (Lumber)Jack Harkness and the rest of the gang plus new recruits, and a thrilling dive into the prehistory of computer games. No trees were harmed in the production of this podcast.
Links:

Episode 4 – “Knock Knock”
“Knock Knock” overnights – 4.32 Million, 24.9% share
Doctor Who: The Fan Show with David Suchet and Mike Bartlett
Stay at the house used for exteriors for “Knock Knock”
Kyle Anderson’s “Knock Knock” review on Nerdist
Smile final BBC One viewing figures 5.98 Million, 23rd for the week
“Thin Ice” AI: 84
Episode 6 – “Extremis” – synopsis
“Knock Knock” and its tie to the past
UK DVD/Blu-Ray Series 10 releases: Part 1, May 29; Part 2, July 17
New Big Finish companion for Fourth Doctor
Torchwood so-called Series 5 will be in Big Finish
Doctor Who Skype Bot
Doctor Who Nerd Block figures
New K-9 design revealed, and movie announced

Radio Free Skaro #551 – Hungry Like The Wolves


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rfs551Chip, of the currently on hiatus Two-Minute Time Lord, current Whovian gadabout, and man about town rejoins Two of the Three Who Rule (Chris is still punching his liver with an assortment of British liquids) for a brief sojourn through a paltry news list this week! Dribbles of info about Class (which premieres October 22 in various parts of the Commonwealth)…and not much else. But wait! Chris travels from the past to the present to comment on the past (confused? We are) as RFS is plagued by “The Curse…of Fenric”!
Links:

Class Ep 1 and 2 available on BBC Three at 10am on October 22
Class: everything you need to know about the Doctor Who spin-off
Doctor Who marathon on Space on October 22 leading up to Class premiere
“The Power of the Daleks” in theatres in US on November 14
10th anniversary Torchwood story from Big Finish
Doctor Who “Mr. Men” books coming Spring 2017

With:

Chip from Two-Minute Time Lord

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!

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