• Radio Free Skaro #465 – The Needs of the Many

    It was a sad week for genre fans, with the passing of Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy into the starry night, and though it isn’t strictly Doctor Who, it was the opinion of this week’s RFS crew of Warren, Steven and Chip (Chris is on an Away Team mission) that ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #464 – Musique Concrud

    Fighting off con crud, sleeplessness and the ever-present post Gallifrey One blues, the Three Who Rule were joined by fourth Beatle Chip of Two Minute Time Lord fame for the news, and by author and televisual scholar John Williams for a commentary of "Deep Breath", the first of our Series ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #463 – Remember Me To Gallifrey

    You’d think we’d have run out of amazing people to talk to at Gallifrey One, but lo! We are here to prove you wrong! Our guests include Rachel Talalay, the director of "Dark Water" and "Death in Heaven", 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie writer and documentarian Matthew Jacobs, Doctor Who ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #462 – Nothing is Forgotten

    Day Two of Gallifrey 2015, and Radio Free Skaro is on the ground with interviews with many and various Who luminaries, like Jason Connery ("Vengenace on Varos" and the 1980s series Robin of Sherwood), Restoration Team wizard Steve Roberts, who gives us an update on the status of "The Underwater ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #461 – Radio Free Skaro: Behind The Magic

    It's Gally time! The Three Who Rule graced the main stage at Gallifrey One in Los Angeles for the fourth time in as many years with special guests Jamie Mathieson (writer of "Flatline" and "Mummy on the Orient Express"), Phil Ford (writer of "Into the Dalek", as well as "The ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #460 – 26 Seasons And A Movie

    It’s that time of year again, the annual genuflection by the RFS crew on the upcoming funfest that is Gallifrey One. Revel in the excitement of a new year of friends, costumes, hilarity, adult beverages, and the best convention in all the galaxy. Or, if you’re sick and tired of ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #459 – Colour Separation Overlay

    With 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #458 – Raspberries and Fire

    Gallifrey One! Mere weeks from now the noble RFS crew will take the stage in Los Angeles to deliver Radio Free Skaro: Behind the Magic, and here in this very podcast we announce our lineup! Who are they? Listen and find out! You’ll also hear a drabble of news, but ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #457 – I Heard It Through The Irvine

    As the countdown to Gallifrey One ramps up, so too do new guest announcements, including Torchwood alumni Naoko Mori (Tosh) and McCoy era script editor Andrew Cartmel! In other news, riots and other carnage were avoided after Netflix renewed their rights to Doctor Who and a host of other BBC ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #456 – Love And Monsters

    To the excitement of all and sundry, or at least the 3,500 people attending Gallifrey One in under a month’s time, it was recently announced that John Barrowman, Captain Jack Harkness himself, will be gracing the LAX Marriott for his first ever appearance at North America’s leading Doctor Who convention. ...

On March-1-2015 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #465 – Click here to listen!

rfs465It was a sad week for genre fans, with the passing of Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy into the starry night, and though it isn’t strictly Doctor Who, it was the opinion of this week’s RFS crew of Warren, Steven and Chip (Chris is on an Away Team mission) that it behooved them to pay tribute to a man who for many acted as our gateway into fandom. Doctor Who wasn’t without loss this week with the passing of Barry Newbery, one of the program’s most prolific designers and the man behind the beloved (by Warren) secondary TARDIS control room. But it wasn’t all sadness…there’s also Daleks! Let’s all get real close to those pesky pepperpots, with the help of the RFS regulars and guest commentator David Hooie of the “Hoo on Who” podcast as they venture forth….Into the Dalek!
Interviews:

Doctor Who…filming in Tenerife!
Designer Barry Newbery (1927-2015)
BFI Announces Event for…Verity Lambert!
UK Parliament Debates…the BBC License Fee!
“The Day of the Doctor” simulcast record…soon to be beaten!
Fan made LEGO TARDIS interior…is awesome!
Chip Sudderth…of Two-Minute Time Lord

Commentary:

Into…the Dalek!
David…Hooie!

On February-22-2015 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #464 – Click here to listen!

rfs464Fighting off con crud, sleeplessness and the ever-present post Gallifrey One blues, the Three Who Rule were joined by fourth Beatle Chip of Two Minute Time Lord fame for the news, and by author and televisual scholar John Williams for a commentary of “Deep Breath”, the first of our Series 8 commentaries that will hopefully enthrall and entertain you over the coming weeks! Truly an occasion for many numerals and capital letters in an episode write up.
Interviews:

Gallifrey One…2016 Ticket Changes
Missy…Returns!
Hettie Macdonald…Directs!
Episode 2…Titled!
UNIT…Extinction!
Paul Cornell…Writes For Titan Comics!
City of Death Novelisation…Release Date!
Doctor Who…Funko Pops!
Reeltime…Returns!
Radiophonic Workshop Era…Synthesizer Restoration!

Commentary:

Deep…Breath!
John…Williams!

On February-16-2015 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #463 – Click here to listen!

rfs463You’d think we’d have run out of amazing people to talk to at Gallifrey One, but lo! We are here to prove you wrong! Our guests include Rachel Talalay, the director of “Dark Water” and “Death in Heaven”, 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie writer and documentarian Matthew Jacobs, Doctor Who Legacy creators Susan and Lee Cummings (and stay tuned till the end of the podcast for a special promo code for the game, courtesy Doctor Who Legacy), and Athena Stamos, who was the model for Cinder in the the game. All this and a Gally roundtable of fans and friends to round out our 2015 coverage of the best convention in the world. Allons-y, in the name of everything!
Interviews:

Rachel Talalay
Matthew Jacobs
Susan and Lee Cummings from Doctor Who Legacy
Athena Stamos
Deb Stanish
Michelle Watkins
Phil Cannon
Paul Cornell

On February-15-2015 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #462 – Click here to listen!

rfs462Day Two of Gallifrey 2015, and Radio Free Skaro is on the ground with interviews with many and various Who luminaries, like Jason Connery (“Vengenace on Varos” and the 1980s series Robin of Sherwood), Restoration Team wizard Steve Roberts, who gives us an update on the status of “The Underwater Menace”, Garrick Hagon (Ky from The Mutants and Biggs Darklighter from Star Wars), costumers extraordinaire Stephen Prescott and Bob Mitsch, and Paul Booth, the editor of Fan Phenomena: Doctor Who. Tomorrow….even more things related to Doctor Who, if you can believe it!
Interviews:

Jason Connery
Steve Roberts
Garrick Hagon
Stephen Prescott
Bob Mitsch
Mal’s Fantasy Factory
Paul Booth

On February-14-2015 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #461 – Click here to listen!

rfs461It’s Gally time! The Three Who Rule graced the main stage at Gallifrey One in Los Angeles for the fourth time in as many years with special guests Jamie Mathieson (writer of “Flatline” and “Mummy on the Orient Express”), Phil Ford (writer of “Into the Dalek”, as well as “The Waters of Mars”, and acres of Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures episodes), special effects wizard Danny Hargreaves, Sylvester McCoy era script editor Andrew Cartmel, and Doctor Who art director (and Sherlock production designer) Arwel Wyn Jones. All this and a moving tribute to the new series from Chip, the Two Minute Time Lord! Enjoy!
Show Notes:

The 26 Season of…Gallifrey One!

On February-8-2015 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #460 – Click here to listen!

rfs460It’s that time of year again, the annual genuflection by the RFS crew on the upcoming funfest that is Gallifrey One. Revel in the excitement of a new year of friends, costumes, hilarity, adult beverages, and the best convention in all the galaxy. Or, if you’re sick and tired of hearing about #gally1…your long nightmare is almost over. All this and real honest to goodness Doctor Who LEGO is on the way! What an age we live in. Next week, expect some voluminous output from Los Angeles, California, including our live show, Radio Free Skaro: Behind The Magic!
Show Notes:

Doctor Who…LEGO!
Doctor Who…Leaving Amazon Prime!
Doctor Who…Coding Game!
Doctor Who…Lost Anniversary Special!
Moffat vs RTD…In Doctor Who Magazine!
Gallifrey…One!

On February-1-2015 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #459 – Click here to listen!

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

On January-27-2015 1 Comment

SpaceGypsies is comprised of a team of people who have provided video of several panels from many different conventions since 2009, including Dragon*Con and Chicago TARDIS. Some of these panels have been moderated by our own Steven Schapansky! Some of these interviews have appeared in audio form on past Radio Free Skaro episodes, but some (like Steven’s 2013 interview with Freema Agyeman) have not. However, you can check all of these out below, and don’t forget to visit the SpaceGypsies website, and follow them on Twitter here:

ChicagoTARDIS 2014: Billie Piper from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2014: Noel Clarke from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2014: Current Series Smorgasbord from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS: The Year Of Nine from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2013: Freema Agyeman Part 2 from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2013: Terry Molloy from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2013: Michael Jayston from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

Nina Toussaint-White from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2013: Dan Starkey from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2012: Current Series Combo Pack from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

On January-25-2015 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #458 – Click here to listen!

rfs458Gallifrey One! Mere weeks from now the noble RFS crew will take the stage in Los Angeles to deliver Radio Free Skaro: Behind the Magic, and here in this very podcast we announce our lineup! Who are they? Listen and find out! You’ll also hear a drabble of news, but more importantly, we also have a fun interview panel from Chicago TARDIS with Annette Badland, Noel Clarke, and Camille Coduri! Can you stand the excitement? Are we capable of asking things in a non-hyperbolic manner? The answer to both questions is surely no!
Show Notes:

Radio Free Skaro…Behind The Magic!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Gallifrey One…Program Available!
Hettie Macdonald…Directs Series 9?
Doctor Who…Canadian Premiere Anniversary!
Companion…Piece!

Interviews:

Annette…Badland!
Noel…Clarke!
Camille…Coduri!

On January-25-2015 2 Comments
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The 26 Seasons of Gallifrey One is set to take place from February 13-15 at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles, California, and for the fourth year in a row, Radio Free Skaro is proud to kick off the convention on the main stage at 10:30am on Friday, February 13! The show will be called RADIO FREE SKARO: BEHIND THE MAGIC, and will feature a host of behind the scenes guests who have been responsible for making Doctor Who over the years! Appearing with us on stage will be:


Series 8 Panel, Featuring Rachel Talalay, Jamie Mathieson, and Peter Harness

Rachel Talalay (director of “Dark Water” and “Death in Heaven”), Jamie Mathieson (writer of “Mummy on the Orient Express” and “Flatline”), and Peter Harness (writer of “Kill The Moon”) lead off our show with tales and insight on the making of the most recent series of Doctor Who.


Andy Pryor

One of the first people contacted by Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner to work on the new series of Doctor Who back in 2003, Andy Pryor has been involved in the casting of virtually every single actor to appear in Doctor Who for the past 8 series, including the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Doctors.

Chip Sudderth of Two-Minute Time Lord

Our friend Chip (who is also our technical producer) returns to the stage this year with a presentation of his popular podcast Two-Minute Time Lord! Chip’s previous appearances have been very popular with audiences at the show and listening later on the podcast, and we’re delighted to welcome Chip back to the show.


Danny Hargreaves, Arwel Wyn Jones, and Claire Pritchard

As art director on Doctor Who, Arwel Wyn Jones spends his time making sure the sets and locations look good and believable. Danny Hargreaves, the special effects supervisor on Doctor Who, then comes along and blows it all up. Both aspects of making (and unmaking!) Doctor Who will be covered with these fine gentlemen, and Claire Pritchard will describe what goes into designing the makeup design on Doctor Who!

It all kicks off at 10:30am on Friday, February 13 in the Main Programming Hall at Gallifrey One. Get there early!

Stay tuned to Radio Free Skaro and radiofreeskaro.com for further details about the show, and visit the Gallifrey One website (www.gallifreyone.com) for updates on the convention itself. See you all there!

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