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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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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 #657 – Fish Fingers and Custard Creams


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It’s the second week of new Doctor Who and one Jodie Whittaker and her Time Friends are wandering an alien planet, fighting killer bedsheets and practicing Venusian aikido, and the news has not let up one jot. New TARDIS, new title sequence, new appearances, the Dreaded Stats return to menace Warren and delight Steven and Chris and a surfeit of tat, videos, Big Finish and more!
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Episode 2, “The Ghost Monument”
Ben Pickles talks about the new title sequence
Episode 3 & 4 details released
Rosa will go out on BBC One at 6:55pm Oct 21
Featurette on the new TARDIS
The Woman Who Fell to Earth BBC One overnight viewing figures
BBC America viewing figures for The Woman Who Fell to Earth
New York Comic Con Doctor Who panel
Chibnall and Strevens interviewed by TV Insider
Jodie Whittaker Q&A with SPACE
Jodie Whittaker on The Social
Jodie Whittaker Reddit AMA
Doctor Who streetwear collection at Selfridges
Honest Trailers takes on nuWho
Honest Trailers takes on Classic Who
Big Finish Tenth Doctor volume 3 announced
River Song series 6 & 7 announced
Big Finish Short Trips to continue through 2020
DWAS unveiled the William Hartnell blue plaque
Bernard Cribbins autobiography released
Tony Curran announced for Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #647 – To Infinity and Beyond


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This week on Radio Free Skaro, we’re looking to the future as the first wave of Gallifrey One guests get announced for 2019, Series 11 of Doctor Who wraps up filming, a new Thirteenth Doctor publicity photo emerges, and many a soundtrack (well, two) for Classic Who drops from the sky into your ears. And if that isn’t enough sensory overload, we have an interview with notable game merchants Susan and Lee Cummings as they discuss their upcoming Steam and mobile game, Doctor Who Infinity!
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Gallifrey One 2019 first guest block announced
Series 11 wraps filming
Thirteenth Doctor Titan Comics Issue 1 variant covers
Thirteenth Doctor promo image, “On Top of the World”
Doctor Who Fan Show Steven Moffat interview part 3
William Hartnell blue plaque at Ealing Studios
The Invasion soundtrack
The Five Doctors soundtrack
Eccleston & Tennant DVD collection
Smith DVD collection
Capaldi DVD collection
Silver Nemesis 30th anniversary DVD announced then unannounced
Alan Bennion died

Interview:

Doctor Who Infinity
Susan Cummings
Lee Cummings

Radio Free Skaro #634 – Captain Maitland and the Time Team


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There’s a new bunch on the block in the form of Doctor Who Magazine’s new Time Team, so we talked to DWM writer Benjamin Cook about how he put together this new crop of young Who fans to helm the magazine’s longstanding feature. Also, we bring you the first half of our commentary of the 1964 classic(?) “The Sensorites”! Plus: Big Finish news, Doctor Who cinema screenings in Canada, and the oncoming Gallifrey One hotel panic…
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Gallifrey One hotel block
Doctor Who Magazine 525 out
Canadian Genesis of the Daleks screening on June 14
RTD & Moffat talk Target books with Tom Spilsbury
An Unearthly Child script sold for £6200
River Song and four Masters in Big Finish
Hour of the Cybermen synopsis and artwork
Energy of the Daleks on vinyl
Devil’s End Free Comic Book Day issue, cover A
Devil’s End Free Comic Book Day issue, cover B

Interview:

Benjamin Cook
Doctor Who Magazine

Commentary:

The Sensorites, Episodes 1-3

Radio Free Skaro #563 – Murder By Illusion


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And so we enter another fallow period as the Christmas special recedes into the dark recesses of 2016 but new Who has yet to arrive. What to do? How about diving deep into the history of Doctor Who with an interview with behind-the-scenes specialist and Twitter phenomenon @WhoSFX? Yes, you will listen to said interview! You will, or suffer the consequences!
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Happy birthday William Hartnell!
Class debuts on BBC One tomorrow!
The Return of Doctor Mysterio final BBC One viewing figures!
Power of the Daleks in colour now at the BBC Store!

Interview:

WhoSFX

Radio Free Skaro #553 – Dr. Who and the Computers

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 3 of Class occurs from 5:35-23:30.


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rfs553Daleks! Cybermen! And Class! Yes, We’ve got news of “The Power of the Daleks”, which will make it to Canadian cinemas later than everywhere else (as is right and proper, or at least expected), and our (spoiler time stamped) review of Class Episode 3, “Nightvisiting”! But the main event is a look at the legacy of Cybermen creators Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis with Blue Box Podcast host J.R. Southall in…the Miniscope!
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Class, Episode 3 “Nightvisiting”
Three Class novels have been released
Doctor Who Christmas Special Preview from BBC America
50th anniversary of the first regeneration in Doctor Who
“The Power of the Daleks” DVD artwork & extras
“The Power of the Daleks” coming to Canadian cinemas on November 30
“The Power of the Daleks” coming to Australian Cinemas on November 12
Doctor Who Comics Humble Bundle from Titan Comics
Original Doctor Who Hardcover Books Being Reprinted
Jon Pertwee Gets A Blue Plaque

Miniscope:

Kit Pedler
Gerry Davis

Guest:

JR Southall from The Blue Box Podcast

Radio Free Skaro #471 – A Flurry of Murray

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rfs471It’s a little early to start talking about Gallifrey One’s next con in 2016..or is it? Not since tickets go on sale on May 4th (10 a.m. Pacific) and the Marriott’s block of hotel room goes on sale a week later on May 11th! And if the world’s greatest convention isn’t your thing, some sweet faux-Target novel covers of Series 8 stories might be to your liking. No? How about some superbly crafted pewter figures of Silurians? Old William Hartnell footage? Calgary Expo news? Not easy to please, are you? Fine, have an interview with Doctor Who composer Murray Gold, then, and hear him talk about creating music for Doctor Who in 2005 and in 2015, and also hear him reveal details about the upcoming Series 8 soundtrack. Ingrate.
Show notes:

Gallifrey One…2016 Ticket Sales!
Gallifrey One…2016 Hotel Block!
Andrew-Mark Thompson’s…Target Novelization Covers!
Doctor Who…Hand-painted Figurines!
Doctor Who…Pewter Figurings!
William Hartnell…In Johnny Come Home!
Arthur Darvill…At Calgary Expo!
Radio Free Skaro…Patreon!

Interview:
Murray…Gold!

Radio Free Skaro #459 – Colour Separation Overlay

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rfs459With Gallifrey One looming ever closer, the Three Who Rule looked far and wide for news, and found very little, other than the discovery of a lost Desert Island Discs from 1965 starring none other than one William Hartnell, and of course the long-awaited release of Seasons of War, the unofficial War Doctor Anthology in support of the Cauldwell Chirldren’s charity helping UK kids with autism. But all this was mere preamble to Color Separation Overlay, a new pilot project from Lindsey Mayers, and featuring Dennis Slade, Izis Mollinedo and our own Steven to talk about race and representation in Doctor Who. Put on your thinking caps and enjoy!
Show Notes:

Gallifrey One…Guest Updates!
William Hartnell…Desert Island Discs!
Chicago TARDIS…Panel Videos!
Seasons of War…Short Film!

Colour Separation Overlay panelists:

Lindsey Mayers
Dennis Slade
Izis Mollinedo

Radio Free Skaro #394 – One Day Like This

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rfs394The long, long wait is over. Doctor Who celebrated 50 years of thrilling us all with the adventures of a madman with a box in high style, with not only “The Day of the Doctor”, but also the stunning “An Adventure in Space and Time” and Peter Davison’s “The Five(ish) Doctors”, a whimsical treat for lovers of both the classic and new series.

Let’s not forget that 94 countries and many movie theatres simulcast “The Day of the Doctor” on Saturday, and for the first time ever the Three Who Rule are able to relay what it felt like to watch a big-screen adventure with the Doctor(s) surrounded by the love of many, many fans cheering and whooping at every twist and turn.

It was indeed a monumental week, but there’s still the Christmas Special and the end of Matt Smith’s run in a month, and next week a special RFS from Chicago TARDIS! Allons-Y, Geronimo, and for God’s Sake, GALLIFREY STANDS!

Show Notes:

The Day…Of The Doctor!
The Day Of The Doctor…BBC Ratings!
The Day Of The Doctor…Deleted Scene!
The Day Of The Doctor…World Record!
The Day Of The Doctor…Behind The Lens!
Doctor Who Live…The After Party!
Christmas Special…Teaser!
An Adventure…In Space And Time!
An Adventure In Space And Time…Ratings!
William Hartnell…The Original!
The Last…Day!
The Five…Doctors(ish) Reboot!
Doctor Who…Google Doodle!
The Time…Machine!
Buckingham Palace…Party!

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Radio Free Skaro #381 – Silver Fox

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rfs381The Three Who Rule welcome back our very good friend Chip from the Two-minute Time Lord podcast as we all talk over Neil Gaiman’s most recent Doctor Who effort, Nightmare in Silver. Has some time and distance since the story’s initial broadcast allowed our hearts to warm to it more, or was the extremely divisive reaction from fandom warranted and still valid? Will the effort satisfy 80s Hair Band pedants? News of the week, with Chip filling in for a very busy Warren, and which includes talk of what might just be the worst merchandise tie-in ever, rounds out this episode of Radio Free Skaro. Excelsior!
Show Notes:

Doctor Who Magazine 464…Cover!
Capaldi…To Remain Scottish?
Regeneration Limit…Acknowledged!
RTD…Talks Capaldi!
The Three Doctors…On Screen!
Christopher Eccleston’s…Message To The BFI!
Future Doctor Who BFI Screening…Details!
Peter Jackson Rumours…Just Won’t Die!
William Hartnell Interview…Details!
2013 Doctor Who Prom…BBC One Transmission!
Eighth Doctor…eBook!
The Light At The End…Hipster Release!
Talking Sonic Screwdriver…Pizza Cutter?!?!
Guinness World Record…For Daleks!
Two-minute…Time Lord!

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Nightmare…In Silver!

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