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Radio Free Skaro

Radio Free Skaro
Description:
Radio Free Skaro is possibly the most popular, most prolific and charmingly irreverent (but never irrelevant) Doctor Who podcast around. Since August 2006, hosts Warren (in Vancouver, BC) and Steven (in Edmonton, AB) have provided listeners with their brand of amusing Doctor Who praise and punishment. A year later, Chris (in Amherst, NS) was added to the team, and The Three Who Rule were born. Recommended by Doctor Who Magazine, Radio Free Skaro provides an entertaining and diverting listen for the diehard or casual Doctor Who fan. New episodes usually appear on Sundays, following a loose magazine format of the three hosts discussing the news and events of the past week in the worlds of Doctor Who, Torchwood, and the Sarah Jane Adventures. They have also recorded special commentary podcasts for classic series and new series episodes of Doctor Who along with interviews of some of the brightest of the Doctor Who luminaries. Radio Free Skaro is also the official podcast of Gallifrey One, the world's largest and longest-running annual Doctor Who convention.

Homepage: http://www.radiofreeskaro.com

RSS Feed: http://freyburg.libsyn.com/rss

Radio Free Skaro Statistics
Episodes:
1221
Average Episode Duration:
1:08:15
Longest Episode Duration:
2:39:04
Total Duration of all Episodes:
57 days, 20 hours, 57 minutes and 30 seconds
Earliest Episode:
16 August 2006 (4:08am GMT)
Latest Episode:
6 August 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
3 days, 6 hours, 47 minutes and 33 seconds

Radio Free Skaro Episodes

  • Radio Free Skaro #594 - Is That Finger Loaded?

    6 August 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 13 minutes and 37 seconds

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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



  • School Ties and Martian Lies

    30 July 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes and 33 seconds

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    The Quiet Times have returned, with the Series 10 finale and San Diego Comic-Con receding in the distance and a long wait to December 25 ahead of us. But that doesn't stop the dogged determination of the Three Who Rule, who won't let a little thing like a lack of new material stop them from chattering on about one Mr. Who! And as a bonus we have an interview with Class and Doctor Who director Wayne Yip and a roll of the randomizer to determine which classic commentary will happen next week! Dare you listen? You dare indeed!

    Links:

    - Unproduced Series 4 Script from Mark Gatiss - Nicholas Hoult was meant to be in Who - Peter Davison left twitter - Christel Dee interview part 2 - Twice Upon A Time North American home video release - Series 10 Part 2 North American home video artwork

    Interview:

    - Wayne Yip



  • Radio Free Skaro #592 - I Was Fond Of Her Too, Jamie

    24 July 2017 (12:49am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes and 13 seconds

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    Comic-Con! Yes, SDCC has come and gone once again, and with it we now have a trailer for "Twice Upon a Time," the swan-song for one P-Cap and the glorious retconning of one D-Brad as the First Doctor, along with words and thoughts from gentleman scribe Kyle Anderson, who gives us an almost-live look from the ground as he left the BBC panel, as well as filling us in the Classic Who panel he moderated featuring Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sophie Aldred! Plus a simply staggering pile of news about dollies, the continued stir over a female Doctor, and so..much..swag. And sadly, we also have to report the passing of both Deborah Watling and Trevor Baxter, who will be sorely missed.

    Links:

    - Twice Upon A Time trailer
    - Comic-Con Doctor Who Panel
    - SDCC IMDB interview with Capaldi, Moffat and Kevin Smith
    - SDCC Empire interview with Capaldi, Moffat and Gatiss
    - SDCC Entertainment Weekly interview with Capaldi, Moffat, Mackie, Gomez and Gatiss
    - SDCC Classic Doctor Who panel, moderated by Kyle Anderson
    - SDCC SyFy interview with Davison, Aldred and C Baker
    - Wheel in Space telesnap recon preview
    - Deborah Watling died
    - Trevor Baxter died
    - Big Finish tribute to Trevor Baxter
    - 13th Doctor Announcement Stats
    - The BBC Responds to Whittaker Casting Complaints
    - Capaldi's Salary Revealed
    - Whittaker to get parity salary
    - Tom Spilsbury's interview Hartnell challenge
    - The Simpsons jokes about a female Doctor
    - Series 10 DVD/BD Box Set release date?
    - Character Options renews license, 13th Doctor stuff available Autumn 2018
    - Penguin Random House extends book license
    - Doctor Who RPG Humble Bundle
    - Christel Dee Interview (Part 1)
    - Big Finish to do Doctor's Daughter audio
    - River Song features in Titan's The Lost Dimension



  • Radio Free Skaro #591 - The Future is Female

    16 July 2017 (7:38pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes and 21 seconds

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    The Whoniverse was on the edge of its seat today, for the announcement of...the second instalment of Fluid Links! But of course we actually mean the historic announcement of the Thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to take on the the role and the flag-bearer for Chris Chibnall's new era of Doctor Who, due late next year. What do the Three Who Rule think of the announcement? Listen and find out! And also Fluid Links, we may have mentioned those earlier.

    Links:

    - Jodie Whittaker IS THE DOCTOR!
    - Jodie Whittaker on Wikipedia
    - First Jodie Whittaker interview
    - Chibnall said he always wanted the next Doctor to be a woman
    - The Doctor Falls final BBC One viewing figures
    - Retro TV adds more Classic Who
    - North American Series 10 Part 2 home video release
    - Brian Minchin joins Hartswood Films
    - Tom Spilsbury steps down as Doctor Who Magazine editor
    - Doctor Who marketing job opening



  • Radio Free Skaro #590 - Blue Man Group

    9 July 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 9 seconds

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    Series 10 may be over, but your questions have just begun! Fluid Links returns (and re-returns next week) for us to answer, dodge and blatantly lie our way through your thoughtful enquiries about the ast series of Doctor Who...and the Xmas special still to come!

    Links:

    - World Enough and Time final BBC One viewing figures
    - The Doctor Falls BBC America ratings
    - The Doctor Falls Appreciation Index
    - San Diego Comic-Con Doctor Who panel details
    - SDCC Classic Doctor Who Panel, hosted by Kyle Anderson!
    - Toronto Doctor Who hosts Eric Saward
    - Red, White and Who preorder begins August 21



  • Radio Free Skaro #589 - Without Hope, Without Witness, Without Reward

    2 July 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes and 42 seconds

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    Lo, the (almost) end has come, and the Three Who Rule have thoughts, feels and comments about "The Doctor Falls," the penultimate episode for both director Rachel Talalay and showrunner/writer Steven Moffat. What did the three scoundrels think of this stew of Masters and Mondasians? More to the point, what's going on with the First Doctor and the upcoming Xmas special? So many questions! Next week, the return of Fluid Links, but only pertaining to Series 10, so no questions about Nimons and Axons!

    Links:

    - The Doctor Falls review
    - Christmas Special press release
    - Christmas Special promo pic
    - Doctor Who Fan Show interviews Moffat & Talalay
    - Moffat homage to RTD as mentioned in the Fan Show
    - Matt Lucas says goodbye
    - Michelle Gomez says goodbye
    - The Doctor Falls BBC One overnight viewing figures
    - The Eaters of Light final BBC One viewing figures
    - World Enough and Time Appreciation Index
    - The Thirteenth Doctor's actor should be known soon
    - Gallifrey One guest announcement
    - Peter Capaldi and Doctor Who at San Diego Comic-Con
    - LI Who guests
    - Voord and Tetrap figurines
    - Planet 14 Information



  • Radio Free Skaro #588 - Doctor Who and The Genesis of the Cybermen

    25 June 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 49 minutes and 31 seconds

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    Live from Gloucestershire, it's Radio Free Skaro! With Steven visiting the United Kingdom, it seemed only right to watch and review this week's Doctor Who (the show, not the character) in the nation where it was created. And so noted Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell and esteemed podcaster Dave Probert join Steven in talking about "World Enough and Time", a dazzling writing effort from Steven Moffat, directed with chilling precision by Rachel Talalay, and acted to perfection by the main cast. Listen in to talk about the episode, about how the promotion of the series may have muted its impact, and a live stats report to the delight of all!

    Links:

    - Doctor Who S10E11 "World Enough and Time"
    - "World Enough and Time" overnight viewing figures
    - "Empress of Mars" final viewing vigures
    - "The Eaters of Light" AI
    - Bath Festival "Creating Doctor Who" panel on October 2
    - Big Finish Cybermen sale
    - Dr. Tenth Christmas book coming October 17
    - Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Sue Vertue creating new "Dracula" adaptation



  • Radio Free Skaro #587 - Death By Scotland

    18 June 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes and 52 seconds

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    Gloom, doom, and light-eating tentacle dogs are the topic du jour for the Three Who Rule, as they viewed the Rona Munro penned, Charles Palmer helmed "The Eaters of Light" and formed cogent, well reasoned analyses of the third to last episode of Series 10, and didn't at all speculate wildly about Mondasian Cybermen, bearded former Masters, Missy's weird turn towards mercy and more. And speaking of Masters, Big Finish just announced that Derek Jacobi will return to his "Utopia" role as the Doctor's best enemy with a new series of "War Master" audios, which recent BF convert Warren is feverishly anticipating! Plus Moffatt and Chibnall interviews, side glances at Funk Pops, and...yes, stats. Now go eat a fried Mars Bar and stand around on a dark Scottish moor contemplating the futility of existence! Go on!

    Links:

    - The Eaters of Light Review
    - The Eaters of Light BBC One overnight viewing figures
    - World Enough and Time promo image
    - The Lie of the Land final BBC One viewing figures
    - The Empress of Mars Appreciation Index
    - The Doctor Falls synopsis
    - Doctor Who Countdown Concert
    - Chibnall: The Man Who Reinvented The Cliffhanger
    - Doctor Who Experience to close September 9
    - Big Finish War Master stories coming in December
    - Simon Guerrier interviewed Steven Moffat
    - Troughton Years interview collection
    - Dalek documentary crowdfunding effort
    - SDCC exclusive Clara Funko Pop



  • Radio Free Skaro #586 - Jackdaw Meanderings

    11 June 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes and 51 seconds

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    A spot of tea, a biscuit, some empire-building and hostile action against upright crocodiles are the order of the day as the Three Who Rule look at "Empress of Mars," Mark Gatiss' latest (and last?) foray into the world of Doctor Who and Wayne Yip's second directorial run for Series 10. Plus more news of Gatiss and Who, comics, Big Finish, stats (feh) and a Canadian wins breakfast with seven Doctors! By the moons we honour thee!

    Links:

    - Empress of Mars review
    - Empress of Mars BBC One overnight viewing figures
    - Empress of Mars was almost about Brexit
    - Details of the proposed Sleep No More sequel/prequel
    - Pyramid final BBC One viewing figures
    - Lie of the Land Appreciation Index
    - World Enough and Time synopsis
    - Capaldi's regeneration to be different?
    - RTD says he knows who the next Doctor will be
    - Alan Cumming twice turned down the role of The Doctor
    - Moffat reflects on Blink, 10 years later
    - Gatiss also leaving with Moffat & Capaldi?
    - Rakhee Thakrar new 8th Doctor Big Finish companion
    - First Titan "Lost Dimension" covers
    - A Canadian won the contest to have breakfast with 7 Doctors
    - Peter Sallis died



  • Radio Free Skaro #585 - Fake News Central

    4 June 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes and 47 seconds

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    It's the end of the Monk Trilogy with the Toby Whithouse scripted and Wayne Yip directed "The Lie of the Land"...but what were the Hot Takes(tm) of the Three Who Rule (reunited, and it feels so good) on the curtain-draped corpses with the lightning and the brainwashing and the what not? What of Bill and Nardole and their quest to find the Doctor? And most importantly...what of Peter Capaldi's new coat!? Plus we have news of stats, steelbooks and the Resurrection of Ruprecht! Listen..and pay no mind to that monk hovering over your shoulder!

    Links:

    - "The Lie of the Land" review
    - "The Lie of the Land" BBC One overnights
    - "Extremis" BBC One final viewing figures
    - "The Pyramid at the End of the World" Appreciation Index
    - "The Eaters of Light" synopsis
    - Doctor Who Magazine talks Episodes 8-11
    - Patrick Ness won't write any more Class
    - Ice Warrior prop head found and restored
    - Series 2 BluRay steelbook
    - Fantom Audio alternate "The Green Death" commentary
    - Master Car



  • Radio Free Skaro #584 - Pyramid Power

    28 May 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes and 0 seconds

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    We've reached the middle portion of the Trilogy of the Monks with "The Pyramid at the End of the World", and who better to lend a hand ruminating on tractor beams, world peace, pandemics and panic than Wife in Space impresario Neil Perryman? Neil joins the Two Who Rule (in the form of Warren and Steven) to hash out what in the actual hell is going on with these mysterious robed fellows, before getting to the most important news of the week...Doctor Who branded skin care products. Stats, speculation, and the great nation of China single-handedly resurrecting Classic Who (in our minds) and more!

    Links:

    - Episode 7 - "The Pyramid at The End of the World"
    - Episode 7 edited due to Manchester bombing
    - "The Pyramid at The End of the World" overnight ratings
    - "Oxygen" final viewing figures
    - "Extremis" AI: 82
    - "The Empress of Mars" synopsis
    - Rachel Talalay directing Christmas Special
    - Doctor Who renewed for five more series?
    - First guest announcement for Gallifrey One 2018
    - Downtime Region 1 DVD release
    - Titan Comics summer event
    - New Doctor Who licensees



  • Radio Free Skaro #583 - The Meddling Monks

    21 May 2017 (6:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes and 5 seconds

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    We're at the midway point of Series 10 (sniff) so what better time for Steven Moffat to check in on the show he runs by penning another episode himself in the form of "Extremis", a mind-bending escapade that took viewers from England to the Vatican and all points in between. Or did it...? Once again, the inestimable Kyle Anderson steps in as a replacement for one of the Three (in place of Warren this time) to join Chris and Steven on this review. What did they think? What of the Monks? And the occupant of the Vault? In this podcast we are revealed...

    Links:

    - Episode 6 - "Extremis"
    - Moffat and Mulkern talk "Extremis"
    - "Extremis" BBC One overnight viewing figures
    - "Oxygen" overnight viewing figures
    - Oxygen Appreciation Index
    - Jamie Mathieson talks Gus and Oxygen
    - "Knock Knock" final BBC One viewing figures
    - "The Lie of the Land" synopsis
    - Michelle Gomez leaving Who along with Moffat & Capaldi
    - ...or is she?
    - Michelle Gomez reddit AMA
    - Big Finish releasing second Tenth Doctor audio series
    - BBC shutting down TV episode downloading service
    - Radiophonic Workshop's "Burials in Several Earths" released
    - Who poetry book written by James Goss and Illustrated by Russell T Davies due in September
    - Doctor Who Time Vortex 360 web-based game released
    - Eric Pringle reportedly died



  • Radio Free Skaro #582 - Every Breath You Take

    14 May 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 56 minutes and 31 seconds

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    It's that most wondrous time of the year again, Base Under Siege-mas, in the form of Jamie Mathieson's anti-corporate not-zombie saga "Oxygen"! What did the Three Who Rule think? Listen and find out, before their oxygen credits are depleted and they're sucked into the cold, meaningless vacuum!

    Links:

    - Episode 5 - "Oxygen"
    - "Thin Ice" final ratings
    - Knock Knock AI rating - 83
    - "The Pyramid at The End of the World" synopsis
    - Geoffrey Bayldon (1923-2017)



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

    7 May 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes and 18 seconds

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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:

    - Doctor Who S10E04 "Knock Knock"
    - "Knock Knock" overnights - 4.32m, 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 5.98M, 23rd for the week
    - "Thin Ice" AI: 84
    - S10E06 "Extremis" synopsis
    - "Knock Knock" character was meant to be related to Harry Sullivan
    - UK DVD/BD S10 releases: Part 1, May 29; Part 2, July 17, will include binaural version of "Knock Knock"
    - New Big Finish companion for Fourth Doctor
    - New Torchwood full cast audio series from Big Finish, takes pace after Miracle Day
    - Doctor Who Skype Bot
    - Doctor Who Nerd Block figures, first is Tennant from End of Time
    - New K-9 design revealed



  • Radio Free Skaro #580 - Fish Food Frolics

    30 April 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 1 minute and 39 seconds

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    It's 1814, and Regency London is cold, racist, and beset by a big fish under the the Thames...but the Doctor and Bill are on the case! As are Steven, Warren and Nerdist's own Kyle Anderson (for the second week running) with their take on Sarah Dollard's sophomore Doctor Who effort "Thin Ice," as well as a detailed examination of stats, new Mr. Men books, free Comic Book Day, and rampant dismissal of frenzied speculation on the occupant of The Vault!

    Links:

    - Doctor Who S10E03 "Thin Ice"
    - "Thin Ice" overnight viewing figures
    - "Smile" AI - 83
    - "The Pilot" final viewing figures: 6.68m, 10th for the week
    - Den of Geek interviews Ep 1 and 2 director Lawrence Gough
    - S10E05 "Oxygen" synopsis
    - Class ratings on BBC America
    - Class DVD/BR details
    - Mark Gatiss "wasn't approached" to be new showrunner
    - Steven Moffat to appear at the Hay Festival (May 25-June 4)
    - Michelle Gomez narrates "Dr. Twelfth"
    - New Doctor Who/Mr. Men books coming for Two, Seven, Eight, and Nine
    - Four Doctors crossover in Titan Comics starting in September
    - Peter Capaldi at Calgary Expo



  • Radio Free Skaro #579 - The Crooked Smile

    23 April 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes and 23 seconds

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    A rare occurence on this week's Radio Free Skaro in that two thirds of the regular Three Who Rule are absent. So we present to you Two other Rulers! Erika from Verity! and Kyle from Doctor Who: The Writer's Room join Steven (Chris and Warren are off somewhere making tea) to review the second episode of this most recent series of Doctor Who. Will they be smiling or in their appreciation of it? Or will they merely be gritting their teeth and pretending as to not get murdered by cute robots? Isn't that everyday anyway?

    Links:

    - Doctor Who S10E02 "Smile"
    - "Smile" - overnight viewing figures
    - Memorial University prof inspires robots on new episode of Doctor Who
    - "The Pilot" AI - 83
    - "Knock Knock" synopsis
    - Knock Knock to get a binaural audio edition on iPlayer for headphone users
    - David Bradley back as the First Doctor in the Christmas special?
    - David Bradley is cagey about the Christmas Special
    - Class North American DVD/BR release July 11
    - Oxford English Dictionary adding some DW words: Sonic Screwdriver, TARDIS, Dalek, Cyberman
    - Radiophonic Workshop concert and Q&A; at the Science Museum June 16, PS25
    - BBC Studios in Wales gets new head of drama



  • Radio Free Skaro #578 - A Star in Her Eye

    16 April 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 51 seconds

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    The time has finally arrived, with new Doctor Who gracing our screens and Bill, a new companion, capturing our hearts. Puddles, Movellans and so much more danced across our eyeballs this past Saturday in "The Pilot", and the Three Who Rule have thoughts and bon mots to share about the return of Who and the stories still to come! But like all Moffat-era Who, there are twists and turns still to come, like the fact that Capaldi says he's filmed the regeneration before the Christmas episode was lensed. Mystery and intrigue!

    Links:

    - The Pilot!
    - The Pilot BBC One overnights!
    - Steven Moffat's Series 10 episode guide!
    - Capaldi says he's filmed his character's death scene!
    - Thin Ice synopsis!
    - Big Finish's The Helm of Awe!
    - The Pescatons and Doctor Who Sound Effects vinyl re-release!



  • Radio Free Skaro #577 - Second Chances

    9 April 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes and 16 seconds

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    It's a week before new Doctor Who, which means a veritable tsunami of news, previews and madness, including the surprise reveal that John Simm will come back as the Master and possibly cause a shipping paradox the likes of which hasn't been seen since SuperWhoLock! In other surprises, Britbox announced they're streaming most of Classic Who, "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" was nominated for a Hugo, and we have a new segment called Second Chances looking at that very story with Titan Comic Tenth Doctor scribe Nick Abadzis!

    Links:

    - Series 10 wrapped filming!
    - Series 10, second trailer!
    - John Simm returns as The Master!
    - The Pilot airs at 7:20pm on BBC One!
    - Smile synopsis!
    - Series 10 first 10 titles & writers & directors!
    - Series 10 press pack interviews!
    - Introducing Bill Potts!
    - Series 10 teaser image!
    - Christmas Special begins filming in July!
    - Pearl Mackie only around for one year?
    - Prime in New Zealand begins Series 10 on April 17!
    - BritBox brings Classic Who back to streaming!
    - Doctor Who Comics Day is September 2!
    - Doctor Mysterio gets a Hugo nomination!
    - Tim Piggot-Smith died.
    - Gallifrey One 2018 tickets went on sale!

    Interview:

    - Nick Abadzis
    - The Return of Doctor Mysterio!



  • Radio Free Skaro #576 - The Fisher King

    2 April 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes and 6 seconds

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    We're in the final stretch run of The Year (and a bit) of No Doctor Who, as Series 10 is less than two weeks away! There's spoiler-free talk of synopses, the character of Bill Potts is revealed to be gay (hooray!), and there are various promotional things happening in and around the premiere of "The Pilot" on April 15. And we take our last look inside the Miniscope for this year with a detailed analysis of the works of writer David Fisher, author of four stories from the later Tom Baker era!

    Links:

    - Synopsis for The Pilot!
    - Season 10 Plot Setup!
    - Bill will be gay!
    - Capaldi and Mackie at the BFI & RT TV Festival
    - Mr Men at the Doctor Who Experience
    - Myths & Legends book!
    - RiffTrax covers The Five Doctors!
    - The Almost Doctors!
    - Sydney Newman's Centenary!

    Miniscope:

    - David Fisher
    - The Stones of Blood
    - The Androids of Tara
    - The Creature from the Pit
    - The Leisure Hive



  • Radio Free Skaro #575 - Beyond the Valley of the Thals

    26 March 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes and 9 seconds

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    With new Who slowly ambling towards our eyeballs, the news pace has picked up somewhat, with publicity stills, tantalizing details concerning Ice Warriors, and the release of the 1999 charity special "The Curse of Fatal Death" on Youtube (otherwise known as 'streaming VHS')! But this is a mere tease, the frothiest of fripperies, the lightest of garnishes (and so forth, please get on with it) to the reappearance of one Kyle Anderson, Nerdist scribbler and all-around fine fellow, as we complete our commentary of....The Daleks!

    Links:

    - Ice Warrior episode teasers!
    - Series 10 publicity stills!
    - The Pilot gets a New Zealand cinema screening!
    - Australian Doctor Who panel show debuts after The Pilot!
    - Chibnall will write the new Doctor's first words!
    - Red Nose Day Doctor Who charity auction!
    - Red Nose Day Doctor Who charity lottery!
    - The Curse of Fatal Death re-released by the BBC!

    Commentary:

    - The Daleks! The Mutants! The Dead Planet!
    - Kyle Anderson!



  • Radio Free Skaro #574 - Valley of the Thals

    19 March 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 7 minutes and 6 seconds

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    It's time for a visit to The Dead Planet to see some Mutants in "The Daleks" with the Three Who Rule and Doctor Who: The Writers Room podcaster, Nerdist scribe and gentleman bounder Kyle Anderson as a special guest! Thrill to Steven's knowledge of televisual minutiae, twirl to Kyle's searing insights, sashay to Chris's detailed analysis and recoil at the sight of Warren's brain melting at the (in his sole opinion) grinding tedium of the early Hartnell era! Plus news like the first official Series 10 trailer, but who needs that when you've got survivors escaping an ordeal and an ambush, thus expediting a rescue!

    Links:

    - Series 10 Episode 1 will be called The Pilot!
    - Series 10 will have a 3-parter in the middle!
    - Official BBC Series 10 trailer released!
    - Missy's reaction to the trailer!
    - Australian cinema details for the Series 10 Premiere!
    - Paul Cornell's Chalk
    - New Radiophonic Workshop album!
    - "Directed by Douglas Camfield" by Michael Seely!

    Commentary:

    - The Daleks! The Mutants! The Dead Planet!
    - Kyle Anderson!



  • Radio Free Skaro #573 - Stevie Nicks

    12 March 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes and 10 seconds

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    No sooner did we joke about Mondasian Cybermen in Series 10 than they magically appear in a publicity shot with one Peter Capaldi! While we'd like to claim prophetic wisdom in this matter, we had no inside knowledge and this was likely a "going out in style" wish from one Mr. Capaldi, and we are all the better for it. P-Cap will also be gracing the small, inconsequential town of Calgary, AB for Calgary Expo at the end of April, to the delight of bouffant enthusiasts across the Canadian prairies! And in other good news, we have two interviews to round out our Gallifrey coverage, one with the voice of the Daleks, Cybermen (plus many others) and Big Finish man about town Nicholas Briggs, and the other with writer, director, actor and Dalek operator Nicholas Pegg! Do we have the right? Of course we do!

    Links:

    - Peter Capaldi at Calgary Expo!
    - Series 10 trailer "A Time for Heroes"
    - Mondasian Cybermen and Rachel Talalay are back in Series 10!
    - Class episode 1 as part of the Series 10 Premiere cinema experience!
    - Big Finish Humble Bundle!
    - Spare Parts on vinyl!

    Interviews:

    - Nicholas Pegg!
    - Nicholas Briggs!
    - Gallifrey One!



  • Radio Free Skaro #572 - Comic Sans

    5 March 2017 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 57 minutes and 22 seconds

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    As the weeks tick slowly down to new Doctor Who, we have a short teaser to discuss, with sparks and Capaldi hair and Nardole and Bill! Gallifrey One 2018 tickets go on sale soon, so get your purchasing fingers limbered! The Series 10 premiere will hit theatres in April, and we salute John Hurt's last turn as the War Doctor in the Big Finish production "Casualties of War"! Finally, we have two interviews from Gallifrey One for you, with novelist, comic book scribe and Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell, as well as Titan Comics brand manager Chris Thompson!

    Links:

    - Gallifrey One 2018 tickets go on sale April 8
    - Series 10 teaser
    - First five Series 10 episode titles revealed?
    - US cinemas will get the Series 10 premiere April 17 & 19
    - Trailer for Big Finish "Casualties of War", John Hurt's last performance as the War Doctor
    - Disney Time Tom Baker links from 1975
    - Missing Who event May 27, ft. Deborah Watling, Peter Purves, Sue Malden, Philip Morris, Graham Strong
    - Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later

    Interviews:

    - Chris Thompson
    - Paul Cornell



  • Radio Free Skaro #571 - Silver Nitrate

    26 February 2017 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 1 minute and 53 seconds

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    Post-Gally blues...or post-Gally buzz? The Three Who Rule were in high spirits this week, energized by a most wonderful gathering of the tribe in Los Angeles. This episode presents two interviews from Gallifrey One, first with TV consultant for the BFI, Dick Fiddy, and second with Red Dwarf and Doctor Who costume designer Howard Burden! Tally ho!

    Links:

    - Class final BBC One viewing figures
    - Series 10 Parts 1 & 2 DVD and Blu-Ray
    - Pertwee Years interview collection
    - Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later

    Interviews:

    - Dick Fiddy
    - Howard Burden



  • Radio Free Skaro #570 - Happiness Will Prevail

    19 February 2017 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 48 minutes and 39 seconds

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    In our second of two episodes this weekend from Gallifrey One, the Three Who Rule run down all the fascinating sights and sounds they've seen this weekend at Gallifrey One, give the inside scoop on what happened to a couple of missing guests from their live show on Friday, and speculate some more about Peter Capaldi's departure and Chris Chibnall's arrival! Also, an interview with musician Dominic Glynn, and a missing episodes update from the Restoration Team's Steve Roberts!

    Links:

    - Chris Chibnall almost convinced Peter Capaldi to stay
    - Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later



  • Radio Free Skaro #569 - Radio Free Skaro: Victorian Gothic Folly

    18 February 2017 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes and 37 seconds

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    Hooray for Gallifrey! The Three Who Rule are back for their ninth(!) trip to Gallifrey One, the real happiest place on Earth, and for the sixth(!!) year running, it has been their honour to help launch the convention in style with their very own live show. This year, Paul McGann, Philip Hinchcliffe, Roger Murray-Leach, Rachael Stott, and Nick Abadzis were the guests, and a grand time was had by all. Listen in and enjoy!

    Guests:

    - Paul McGann
    - Philip Hinchcliffe
    - Roger Murray-Leach
    - Nick Abadzis
    - Rachael Stott

    Links:
    - Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later



  • Radio Free Skaro #568 - The Shining World of the Seven Systems

    12 February 2017 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes and 35 seconds

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    Our favorite weekend of the year is here in less than a week, the Whovian celebration known as Gallifrey One! We'll be there doing our live show at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the main hall with our live show, "Radio Free Skaro: Victorian Gothic Folly," but in the meantime get comfortable as we break down what we're looking forward to seeing and doing at the LAX Marriott, and stay tuned next week for shows from the con!

    Links:

    - Missy promo for Series 10
    - Doctor Who Magazine #509 confirms Series 10 writers and directors
    - Class Ep 5 and 6 final ratings on BBC One
    - BFI hosting a panel discussion for Series 10 on April 9
    - Delia Derbyshire 80th birthday electronic music heritage project
    - "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" DVD extras
    - "The Power of the Daleks" DVD extras
    - Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later



  • Radio Free Skaro #567 - The Clock Strikes Twelve

    5 February 2017 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Capaldexit! Yes, the Three Who Rule were sideswiped (as was everyone else) by Peter Capaldi's surprise announcement that he was leaving the role of The Doctor, and after admonishing the UK press for baseless speculation, the RFS crew engaged in frankly hypocritical predictions of their own. That plus stats, Series Ten news and a 70 minute(!) Miniscope about writer/director Terence Dudley round out this episode! Enjoy!

    Links:

    - Peter Capaldi leaving after Series 10.
    - Peter Capaldi's tenure.
    - Ben Whishaw is the bookie's favourite for the next Doctor!
    - Series 10 starts April 15 on BBC One!
    - Series 11 may start Autumn 2018!
    - Series 10 starts April 15 on BBC America!
    - Class premieres April 15 on BBC America!
    - Series 10 writer list!
    - Mark Gatiss brings back the Ice Warriors!
    - Gareth David-Lloyd announced for Gally!
    - Naoko Mori announed for Gally!
    - Gallifrey One Schedule!
    - Class eps 7 & 8 BBC One viewing figures!
    - Class eps 3 & 4 BBC One final viewing figures!
    - Big Finish wins BBC Drama award!
    - Doctor Puppet War Doctor puppet!

    Miniscope:

    - Terence Dudley!
    - Meglos!
    - Four to Doomsday!
    - Black Orchid!
    - The King's Demons!
    - K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend!
    - K-9 and Company fan titles!



  • Radio Free Skaro #566 - Never Cruel Or Cowardly

    29 January 2017 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 7 minutes and 58 seconds

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    It is with a heavy heart that we mark the passing of acting legend John Hurt, beloved by Whovians for his portrayal of the War Doctor in "The Day of the Doctor" but with a career spanning the best of film, TV, and the stage. In happier news, we can now announce the guests for our Gallifrey One live show (contained within) and some other notable Gally news, updates and miscellany! We also announce the winner of our Whographica giveaway contest! Plus stats (bleh) and a commentary for the 1978 story "The Ribos Operation"! To me, Sholakh!

    Links:

    - John Hurt died.
    - Radio Free Skaro... Live From Gallifrey One 2017!
    - Gallifrey One guest update and reception info!
    - Who's Queer Now? featuring Russell T Davies!
    - Class BBC One ratings!

    Commentary:

    - The Ribos Operation!



  • Radio Free Skaro #565 - Warning: Graphic Content

    22 January 2017 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Dollies, Nardole and a reliably batty, 83 years young Tom Baker are the mere froth on the fancy latte of Whographica, an exquisite collection of infographics featuring incredibly nerdy deep dives into the corners and recesses of Doctor Who trivia. We interviewed authors Simon Guerrier, Steve O'Brien and Ben Morris, to find out what went into this expansive and frankly obsessive labour of love. Adjust your rectangular framed glasses, straighten your turtleneck, and enjoy! And listen in to see how you can win a copy of Whographica (courtesy BBC Books) of your very own!

    Links:

    - Gallifrey One guest update!
    - Gallifrey One miscellaneous update!
    - Matt Lucas sticks around for longer!
    - Class viewing figures for episodes 3 & 4!
    - Class episodes 1 and 2 appreciated!
    - Upcoming 5.5'' action figures!
    - Playmobil pop culture figures!
    - Happy birthday Tom Baker!
    - Rodney Bennett died.

    Interview:

    - Whographica!
    - Simon Guerrier
    - Steve O'Brien
    - Ben Morris

    Contest:

    - Win a copy of Whographica!



  • Radio Free Skaro #564 - At Long Last, Wendy Padbury

    15 January 2017 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes and 34 seconds

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    For seemingly every single Doctor Who convention that one or all of the Three Who Rule have ever attended, Wendy Padbury has been there. Standing next to them in lines, walking past them in the hallway, but never, ever a guest on Radio Free Skaro. Until today! Ms. Padbury joins a panel of fine thespians (and Doctor Who companions) Anneke Wills, Deborah Watling, Louise Jameson, and Lisa Greenwood (and all interviewed by our very own Steven) recorded at Chicago TARDIS from this past November!

    Links:

    - Class Ep 1 and 2 overnight viewing figures on BBC One
    - Toby Hadoke's 2016 In Memoriam video

    Chicago TARDIS Interview:

    - Anneke Wills
    - Deborah Watling
    - Wendy Padbury
    - Louise Jameson
    - Lisa Greenwood



  • Radio Free Skaro #563 - Murder By Illusion

    8 January 2017 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 52 minutes and 24 seconds

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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!

    Links:

    - 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 #562 - And So We're Told This Is The Golden Age

    1 January 2017 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 58 minutes and 55 seconds

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    Goodbye 2016, and hello new year! And what better way to ring in a new wander around the sun than stats? Well, practically anything, but that's all we've got! All, that is, except for an interview with Big Finish impresario and voice of the Daleks Nick Briggs, recently conducted at LI Who by Warren! Enjoy, or you will be exterminated!

    Links:

    - Gallifrey One guest update!
    - The Return of Doctor Mysterio sets BBC America record!
    - The Return of Doctor Mysterio Appreciation Index
    - Long Island Doctor Who

    Interview:

    - Nicholas Briggs



  • Radio Free Skaro #561 - Lucy & Grant: Dawn of Justice

    26 December 2016 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes and 44 seconds

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    Superheroics! Derring-do! Balderdash, mumblesuch and in the middle of it all stands one man, Doctor Mysterio! Yes, after a year of waiting for new Who, the Three Who Rule ruminate over this year's Xmas special, "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" featuring P.Cap, N.ardole and comic book shenanigans in NYC! And as if that wsn't enough, there is extensive post-game bleating about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at the end of the show, featuring spoilers aplenty! So be it, Jedi!

    Links:

    - The Return of Doctor Mysterio review!
    - Series 10 Coming Soon Trailer
    - Mysterio BBC One Viewing Figures
    - Mysterio DVD/Blu-Ray details
    - More Fantom alternate commentaries
    - New Fourth Doctor series announced by Big Finish
    - New Comic about The Ghost, written by George Mann
    - Free Comic Book Day details
    - The Doctor Puppet's fifth Christmas episode



  • Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 24

    24 December 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 52 seconds

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    This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we'll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 24.



  • Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 23

    23 December 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 47 seconds

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    This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we'll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 23.



  • Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 22

    22 December 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 9 seconds

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    This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we'll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 22.



  • Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 21

    21 December 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 minutes and 9 seconds

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    This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we'll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 21.



  • Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 20

    20 December 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 6 minutes and 36 seconds

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    This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we'll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 20.



  • Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 19

    19 December 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 55 seconds

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    This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we'll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 19.



  • Radio Free Skaro #560 - Affirmative, Mistress

    18 December 2016 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes and 20 seconds

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    It is the week before the Advent of Doctor Mysteriousness, and so the news is a little light as fandom sits in the eye of the hurricane. But there is word of both Toby Whithouse musing on Twitter about his upcoming Series 10 episode, and Leela joining the War Doctor in his audio adventures in the new year! And speaking of Leela, both Louise Jameson and John Leeson are featured this week as Steven interviewed them at the recent Chicago TARDIS convention! Savage Tin Doggerel, ahoy!

    Links:

    - Tom Baker Christmas message
    - Toby Whithouse is writing for Series 10
    - Class comes to BBC One in January
    - Doctor Who Magazine 2017 Annual
    - Chicago TARDIS

    Interviews:
    - Louise Jameson
    - John Leeson



  • Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 18

    18 December 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 2 seconds

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    This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we'll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 18.



  • Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 17

    17 December 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 51 seconds

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    This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we'll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 17.



  • Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 16

    16 December 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 42 seconds

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    This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we'll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 16.



  • Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 15

    15 December 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 minutes and 42 seconds

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    This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we'll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 15.



  • Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 14

    14 December 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 11 seconds

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    This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we'll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 14.



  • Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 13

    13 December 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 47 seconds

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    This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we'll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 13.



  • Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 12

    12 December 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 58 seconds

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    This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we'll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 12.



  • Radio Free Skaro #559 - Here's One We Made Earlier

    11 December 2016 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 11 minutes and 31 seconds

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    It's beginning to look a lot like Mysterio, as the Xmas Special Hype Machine revs up its engines and heads straight for our hearts while we eagerly anticipate the first new Doctor Who gracing our eyeballs in close to a year. Superheroics dominate the news, but we also have an interview with Classic Who companions Peter Purves and Anneke Wills from Chicago TARDIS! And do keep listening to our daily Advent Fluid Links, which get more Christmas-y by the day!

    Links:

    - New trailer for "The Return of Doctor Mysterio"
    - "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" in Danish cinemas December 26 and 28
    - "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" on Region 1 Blu-ray and DVD on February 21
    - "The Power of the Daleks" Region 1 DVD artwork and extras
    - Big Finish announces Doctor Who main range releases for 2017
    - Peter Capaldi shooting script up for auction
    - Actor Johnny Dennis has died
    - Chicago TARDIS

    Interviews:
    - Peter Purves
    - Anneke Wills



  • Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 11

    11 December 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 33 seconds

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    This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we'll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 11.



 
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