Radio Free Skaro #793 – March of the Swivelheads

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As the global pandemic abates (everywhere but Canada, currently in the throes of The Swarm 3.0) Doctor Who news is…somewhat sedate. But we do have news of a Canadian release date for the Season 24 Blu-ray, Dalek auctions, a Devil’s End comic book Kickstarter, and copious praise for the student-produced Mission to the Unknown from 2019! And as if that wasn’t enough to overload your sensorium, our Torchwood Revisited commentaries continue with “Ghost Machine”!

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Radio Free Skaro #792 – Sex Gas Woman

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The publicity blitz for the Christopher Eccleston tsunami of Big Finish work kicks into high gear this week and we’re here to give you all the Eccelstonian Updates along with talk of a Doctor Who atlas, a history of the Virgin Publishing novels and a new unofficial Sarah Jane anthology! But we all know why you’re here, to hear our Torchwood Revisited take on the exciting and not at all puerile Torchwood adventure “Day One”, where everything changes! Again!

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Radio Free Skaro #791 – Nothing Changes

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It’s a tsunami of audio drama as Big Finish throws many a soundscape at us, including some Tom Baker adventuring written by friend of the show Liz Myles (due out in 2022)! Plus a Ninth Doctor audio trailer for you Ecclestonians! Also Terrance Dicks is declared essential reading via the medium of books, UK Doctor Who: The Collection Blu-rays adopt standard packaging (whoo!). But we’re just avoiding the inevitable here, the start of our Torchwood Revisited commentaries, starting with Series One, Episode One: “Everything Changes”! It is the 21st century, after all.

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Radio Free Skaro #790 – Seasons In The Sun

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Spring has sprung (or, for those in the Antipodes, fall has fallen), and there is a renewed sense of optimism in the world in general, and the Doctor Who world specifically. Why? Because Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill bring the Thasmin energy to a new Red Nose Day cameo, The Lonely Assassins is thrilling mobile game players the world over, and the Doctor Who: The Collection series of blu-rays are returning to store shelves. To that end, we talk to Mark Ayres about the Season 8 set (out now in the UK) and the Season 24 set to come!

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Radio Free Skaro #789 – The Lonely Assassins

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Ever wonder if assassins feel job-related ennui? Now’s your chance to find out as we shine a spotlight on The Lonely Assassins, a new mobile Doctor Who game from Maze Theory where you help crusading scientist Petronella Osgood battle various baddies through your phone-related device. Game writer Gavin Collinson joins us for an interview about said mobile pew-pew-ing, and stay tuned on Twitter this week for a chance to win a prize pack for The Lonely Assassins!

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Radio Free Skaro #788 – The Revolution Is Not Being Televised

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It’s a grab bag of broadcast and streaming and televisual chicanery this week as the Three Who Rule ruminate about the imminent debut of BBC First, a new channel in Canada from BBC Studios, the return of BBC Three in the UK, the Shame of CTV Sci-Fi and more, before handing over these musings to much smarter people, namely former Doctor Who magazine editor Tom Spilsbury and chair and associate professor of film and media arts professor at Southern Methodist University Derek Kompare as they examine where media is going and how Doctor Who plays into this chaotic new world. Please stand by!

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Radio Free Skaro #787 – You Asked, We Meandered

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Gallifrey One is back, and it’s about time! Yes, dates have been confirmed and the NFL has been defeated as Gallifrey One returns to the LAX Marriott on February 18-20, 2022, its traditional President’s Day weekend. Something to look forward to as the snow melts and the COVID vaccines flow. In the meantime, it’s the return of one of our favourite segments, where you, the listener, pick the topics! Yes, it’s Fluid Links! You asked, we meandered!

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Radio Free Skaro #786 – The Children of Watford

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We took a break from the news last week to revel in Gallifrey One events of the past and to look forward to better times in the future, so this week we catch up with all the news we missed, including several Big Finish announcements, new books, and Jodie Whittaker reading a bedtime story online to the children of Watford (but ONLY the children of Watford). But let’s get to the heart of this thing, as Hunter S. Thompson once said, with our Doctor Who Series 12(ish) Commentary for “Revolution of the Daleks”, with Verity!’s own Deb Stanish!

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Radio Free Skaro #785 – Gallifrey Stands By

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In any other year, this would be our last transmission from the LAX Marriott and Gallifrey One, tired but happy after another year with our favorite convention and our favorite people. However in this time of COVID 19 such things are not possible (temporarily!) so we’ve done the next best thing and have Gally impresario Shaun Lyon here to discuss conventions past and future, how to deal with a global pandemic, and more! We also present the last of our Tales of Gallifrey One archive interview series with chats with Freema Agyeman (2013), Garrick Hagon (2015), Howard Burden (2017), and Jamie Childs & Wayne Yip (2019)!

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Radio Free Skaro #784 – A Day in the Life of a Day

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The Saturday at any Gallifrey One has traditionally been our busiest, gathering as many interviews as we could to flesh out our weekend release schedule. On this episode of Radio Free Skaro, we flash back to a particularly notable Saturday at the 2012 edition of Gallifrey One, where we interviewed William Russell, Waris Hussein, and Philip Segal, all in the course of an afternoon. We were so young and hungry back in those days!