Radio Free Skaro #151 – Killing Time Before The Waters of Mars

July 26, 2009
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In what has to be the most overwhelming of all weeks for Doctor Who in all recorded history, the RFS crew slogged mightily through tales of Comic Con, rumours confirmed, others dashed, and in the midst of our recording the release of a new trailer for “The Waters of Mars.” And that was BEFORE we got around commentating on “Planet of the Dead”, making this if not the longest Radio Free Skaro ever than certainly the densest, and not just because of PotD’s plodding, pedestrian poltroonery.

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Show Notes:

- Radio Free Skaro…shop!
Doctor Who Panel at…San Diego Comic-Con! (Digital Spy)
Doctor Who Panel at…San Diego Comic-Con! (The Guardian)
Doctor Who Panel at…San Diego Comic-Con! (io9)
Torchwood Panel at…San Diego Comic-Con! (Digital Spy)
The Waters of Mars…trailer! (UK only)
He’s…back!
The End of Time…trailer! Description!
Lizo Says…No End of Time trailer…yet!
Filming begins on Series…5? 1? 31?
Amy…Pond!
Matt Smith…costume!
New Doctor’s Costume…praised!
New TARDIS…retro!
Russell T Davies…interview!
Doctor Who, Guinness World record…holder!
John Leeson…returns!
Sarah Jane S3…casting!
Sarah Jane S3…news!
Torchwood: Children of Earth…final viewing figures!
Torchwood Series…4?
Ianto Jones…is dead. Get over it.
New Character Options…Fourth Doctor toys!
New Character Options…Dalek toys!
New Character Options…Third Doctor toys!
Some More New Character Options…Third Doctor toys!
The King’s Demons/Planet of Fire…coming to DVD!
Dalek War DVD box set…coming to DVD! (1)
Dalek War DVD box set…coming to DVD! (2)
Dalek War DVD box set…coming to DVD! (3)
The War Games and Black Guardian trilogy…coming to Region 1 DVD!
Blue Peter…DVD extra!
Gallifrey One 21…guests!
Planet of the…Dead!
Planet of the Dead…on SPACE!
Planet of the Dead…on BBC America!
BBC…Shownar!
The Scottish Falsetto…sock puppets?


New Trailer For “The Waters of Mars”!

July 26, 2009

Whilst recording the epic length Radio Free Skaro #151, this little nugget floated down the interwebs:


Tennant, Barrowman, and RTD at SDCC

July 26, 2009

For those who wish they were at San Diego Comic-Con right now but aren’t, here’s David Tennant, John Barrowman, and Russell T Davies introducing the screenings of both Torchwood: Children of Earth, Day Five and Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead.:

(Thanks to Tim Drury for initially Tweeting this link.)


New Doctor Who DVDs for North America in November

July 22, 2009

Steve Manfred (of the excellent Doctor Who DVD FAQ site) is reporting that both The War Games and the Black Guardian Trilogy (composed of Mawdryn Undead, Terminus, and Enlightenment) will be coming to the North American (Region 1) DVD market on Tuesday, November 3. No prices have been announced, nor covers unveiled, for either set, but expect each DVD set to be within the $30-$40 range, price wise, and expect both covers to be of questionable artistic taste. (UPDATE – the covers have now been released, and they actually don’t look that bad.)

The War Games is a 3-disc set that was released in the UK (Region 2) on July 6 to great acclaim. The Black Guardian Trilogy is a 4-disc set which not only includes the three stories from Season 20 that make up the trilogy, but a new, widescreen edit of Enlightenment with enhanced visual effects. This set will be released in the UK in August.

Click below to see the details of each set (courtesy of the Doctor Who Restoration Team), as well as the Doctor Who DVD FAQ. :

- The War Games (Restoration Team entry)
The Black Guardian Trilogy (Restoration Team entry)
Latest North American DVD news (Doctor Who DVD FAQ)
TV Shows on DVD article


Radio Free Skaro #150 – Sasquatchicentennial

July 19, 2009
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An exciting landmark in RFS history, as the Three Who Rule celebrate their Sasquatchicentennial, otherwise known as the 150th episode of their half-crazed (yet still consistently jaunty) blatherings. And what better way to mark the occasion than “The Parting of the Ways,” Eccleston’s final episode as the good Doctor and one of the many highlights of the 2005 return of the series. News, digressions and a visit from one of the Internet’s most pervasive memes round out this most 150-th of episodes. Play him off, keyboard cat!

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Show Notes:

- Radio Free Skaro…shop!
Karen Gillan as…Amy?
Series 5 filming…imminent!
Matt and Karen…first picture!
Tom Baker…returns!
The Twin Dilemma DVD…details!
Myths and Legends…DVD?
Sarah Jane Series 2…DVD!
Benjamin Cook talks…Doctor Who!
Gallifrey 21…dates change! And new guests!
The Parting of the…Ways!
BBC…Shownar!


Radio Free Skaro – Wednesday Cutaway

July 15, 2009
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In a noteworthy Wednesday cutaway, Radio Free Skaro enlisted the help of some of our LGBT listeners to hold a discussion on the recent uproar about Torchwood: Children of Earth (about which there will be spoilers!) and the perceived homophobia many in the fandom community say it presented. Many thanks go to our own Katrina who leads the panel with listeners Erik and Nat in delivering an hour of informed discussion about this fandom reaction.

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Show Notes:

- James Moran’s Post from July 10, 2009!
BBC…Shownar!
Was Torchwood: Children of Earth Homophobic? by Nat


Radio Free Skaro #149 – Torchwood: Children of Worth

July 12, 2009
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In a stunning, nay flabbergasting turn of events, the Torchwood: Children of Earth miniseries turned out to be not only a fantastic five days of entertainment but possibly one of the best things on television thus far this year. A special 4 person quorum of the RFS council was called to deal with this turn of events, with special Torchwood representative Katrina joining the fun. But that’s not all! The Three Who Rule Plus One also threw in a “Bad Wolf” commentary…but of course such good fortune meant the beast Cracklor also paid a visit. Still, an epic-length RFS for an epic entry in the Doctor Who canon.

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Show Notes:

- Torchwood! Torchwood!…Torchwood!
Torchwood…ratings!
The Waters of Mars…clip! (UK)
The Waters of Mars…clip! (everywhere else)
Lizo says…Doctor Who on CiN?
RTD says…no movie!
Bad…Wolf!
BBC…Shownar!


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