• Radio Free Skaro #417 – Arcturan Mega-Donkey

    Pertwee! Jo! Troughton the younger! An incontinent skull! With a cast like that it can only be the Three Who Rule's commentary on "The Curse of Peladon"! Watch a prince in short pants fight a revolution, superstition and a questionable monster suit in this Third Doctor...classic? Also, news and discussion, ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #416 – Random Access Memories

    Sadly, a trio of recent deaths in the Doctor Who world lead off this week's episode, as we remember the contributions of writer/actor Glyn Jones, director Derek Martinus, and the Rani herself, Kate O'Mara. But with new Doctor Who still months away, trickles of information are beginning to emerge as ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #415 – More Of A Table Wine

    It’s the return of the Miniscope! The focus this time is on Michael Hayes, the accomplished director who at first blush wanted nothing to do with Doctor Who but learned to love the show after directing "The Androids of Tara", "The Armageddon Factor" and the rightly beloved "City of Death". ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #414 – Caesar Salad

    Only a mere month after the celebrations of Gallifrey One 2014, the 26th iteration of the best convention in the world…sold out in 75 minutes this Friday. The Three Who Rule, poised over their keyboards intently, managed to secure their registration and will be in Los Angles in February 2015, ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #413 – Block Transfer Computation

    It’s the return of Fluid Links! Yes, everyone’s favourite mercury-based connection thingy is back, and we’ve got (some) of your questions to hash over, cogitate upon, and generally discuss. Good thing too, because the news is pretty thin on the ground this week. But there is talk of intriguing Season ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #412 – Ahearne It Through The Grapevine

    The Three Who Rule are travelling back in time this week to the wild, wooly days of 2005, when a certain program about a madman in a box first re-graced our screens after a long, long hiatus. Though we take the success of Doctor Who as a matter of course ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #411 – Kicking the Styres

    The classic commentary returns to Radio Free Skaro, in the form of a brief but enticing little number known as "The Sontaran Experiment"! Despite its quick running time, the adventures of Styre and Friends packs in adventure, spills, stunts, Terry Walsh in an unconvincing wig, and a pint-sized pugilist from ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #410 – Love From Gallifrey, Boys

    With Gallifrey One 2014 behind them, the Three Who Rule rallied their weakened, battle-scarred livers and turned their attention to Matt Smith’s last hurrah, "The Time of the Doctor". Much appreciation! Such regeneration! But first, news, updates and other matters of import! And next week, the classic series commentaries return ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #409 – Gallifrey Falls No More

    The year's most anticipated event on the calendar of the Three Who Rule and many thousands other Doctor Who fans has come and gone as Gallifrey One: 25 Glorious years has now concluded! Over 3700 attendees, guests, and volunteers enjoyed the event, and Radio Free Skaro was proud to be ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #408 – The Case of the Missing Episodes

    Day two of Gallifrey One 2014, and the bright eye of the Three Who Rule cast its fiery, lidless wrath upon the missing episodes. Steven and Chris interview Restoration Team head and video genius Steve Roberts on his own, and missing episode experts Damian Shanahan and Jon Preddle together. But ...

On April-13-2014 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #417 – Click here to listen!

rfs417Pertwee! Jo! Troughton the younger! An incontinent skull! With a cast like that it can only be the Three Who Rule’s commentary on “The Curse of Peladon”! Watch a prince in short pants fight a revolution, superstition and a questionable monster suit in this Third Doctor…classic? Also, news and discussion, including the exciting news that Matt Smith and Karen Gillan are coming to Calgary Expo! And….well, you know the drill. Listen!
Show Notes:

- Matt Smith…At Calgary Expo!
- Ben Miller…Guest Stars In Series 8!
- Wallowing…In Our Own Weltschmerz!
- Derrick Sherwin…Memoir!
- Titan Comics…Preorders!
- Big Finish…Doctor Four, Series Four!
- Doctor Who Lego…Second Set In Review!
- Doctor Who Magazine…Wins A Fictitious Award!
- BAFTA…Nominations!
- Martin Friend…Died.

Commentary:

- The Curse…Of Peladon!

On April-14-2014 0 Comments

This past weekend, the beloved Radiophonic Workshop, in the form of Dick Mills, Peter Howell, Mark Ayres, Roger Limb, Paddy Kingsland, and new addition Kieron Pepper, and hosted by Dr. Matthew Sweet spent a day at Chichester University delivering talks and panels as well as a live performance. While we at Radio Free Skaro were nowhere near the event, much as we’d have enjoyed it, thankfully some wonderful people who were there have shared their experience online.

Jo Eyre, an associate lecturer at the university who worked with the Workshop for the event, provided a plethora of photos from the panels, as well as some wonderful shots of the Workshop team performing their concert. It looked like an amazing experience, and our jealousy extends to everyone lucky enough to attend.

Additionally, Tim Fitzgerald posted a video of the Radiophonic Workshop doing a live performance of the Doctor Who theme. Take a look!

The event blog has a lot more stuff too, all worth checking out. What an amazing day it must have been!

On April-6-2014 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #416 – Click here to listen!

rfs416Sadly, a trio of recent deaths in the Doctor Who world lead off this week’s episode, as we remember the contributions of writer/actor Glyn Jones, director Derek Martinus, and the Rani herself, Kate O’Mara. But with new Doctor Who still months away, trickles of information are beginning to emerge as to the shape of Series Eight, including returning writers (Gareth Roberts), new actors (Tom Riley) and…well, that’s about it. It’s only April! One thing you won’t have to wait for is the return of Fluid Links, where the Three Who Rule once again take your questions about the show and use their tiny mind-computers to formulate opinions. Next week, it’s another classic series commentary with “The Curse of Peladon”! Whee!
Show Notes:

- Glyn Jones…1931-2014.
- Derek Martinus…1931-2014.
- Kate O’Mara…1939-2014.
- Gareth Roberts…writing for Series 8!
- Episode 6…filming now!
- Tom Riley…guest stars!
- BBC iPlayer…available of 30 days!
- The War Doctor…figurine!
- K-9…slippers!
- Twelfth Doctor…T-shirts!
- Monster Day Out at…the Doctor Who Experience!
- Radio Free Skaro on…Blue Box Podcast!
- Chris talks about “The Ark” on…TARDIS Tavern!

On March-31-2014 0 Comments
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We’ve previously mentioned the final artwork for the Region 1 release of An Adventure In Space And Time, which is shown above (click for a larger version), but today saw the full press release regarding all the extras on the multi-disc set due May 27. 2013.

As also previously mentioned, the release will include An Unearthly Child, but that’s not the only bonus item. See below the cut for the complete press release from BBC Worldwide!

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On March-30-2014 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #415 – Click here to listen!

rfs415It’s the return of the Miniscope! The focus this time is on Michael Hayes, the accomplished director who at first blush wanted nothing to do with Doctor Who but learned to love the show after directing “The Androids of Tara”, “The Armageddon Factor” and the rightly beloved “City of Death”. What did the Three Who Rule think? Turn on your audio-visualizer and find out! But before that, news of Mark Gatiss writing more episodes of Doctor Who, and can it really be nine years since Doctor Who returned to our screens? Amazing!
Show Notes:

- Rose…Ninth Anniversary!
- Mark Gatiss…Writing for Peter Capaldi!
- Myth…Makers!
- Adric…In Big Finish!
- An Adventure in Space and Time…Region 1 Artwork!
- Crafty…Nominations!
- Mary Tamm…Second Generation!

Miniscope:
- Michael…Hayes!

On March-23-2014 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #414 – Click here to listen!

rfs414Only a mere month after the celebrations of Gallifrey One 2014, the 26th iteration of the best convention in the world…sold out in 75 minutes this Friday. The Three Who Rule, poised over their keyboards intently, managed to secure their registration and will be in Los Angles in February 2015, and hope to see many of you there! Gallifrey aside, there was news this week of bespoke music collections, a trailer for upcoming BBC America series Real History of Science Fiction, and a magnificent interview by one Mr Toby Hadoke of one Russell T. Davies in one Who’s Round podcast! And as if that’s not enough, we have a classic commentary of the Krotons, featuring robots, Philip Madoc, and quite psychedelic visuals in black and white!
Show Notes:

- The 26 Season of Gallifrey One…sold out!
- Toby Hadoke interviews…Russell T Davies!
- The Real History of SciFi…trailer!
- Silva Screen TARDIS music…box set!

Commentary (at 15:13):
- The…Krotons!

On March-16-2014 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #413 – Click here to listen!

rfs413It’s the return of Fluid Links! Yes, everyone’s favourite mercury-based connection thingy is back, and we’ve got (some) of your questions to hash over, cogitate upon, and generally discuss. Good thing too, because the news is pretty thin on the ground this week. But there is talk of intriguing Season 8 guest star Keeley Hawes, Olaf Pooley (Professor Stahlman in “Inferno”) turning 100, and whimsical speculation about Fonzie LEGO minifigs jumping over LEGO sharks. Meta!
Show Notes:

- Keeley Hawes…Guest Stars in Series 8!
- The Real History…of Science Fiction!
- Doctor Who Lego…May Happen!
- Olaf Pooley…Centenary!
- The Radiophonic Workshop…Plays Edinburgh!

On March-9-2014 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #412 – Click here to listen!

rfs412The Three Who Rule are travelling back in time this week to the wild, wooly days of 2005, when a certain program about a madman in a box first re-graced our screens after a long, long hiatus. Though we take the success of Doctor Who as a matter of course these days, in those early stories the show could have easily failed, and the fact that it didn’t is in no small part due to the work of one Joe Ahearne, gentleman director and subject of the Miniscope. Join Steven, Warren and Chris as they dissect the work of one of the most important directors of new Who…and also waste your time beforehand with news, japes and the introduction of P-Cap and J-Co to the “irritating shortened names for actors” pantheon.
Show Notes:

- Another Series 8 Writer…Announced!
- Matt Smith Panel…From The Doctor Who Celebration!
- An Adventure In Space And Time…North American Blu-Ray Release!
- Enemy Of The World…Package Art!
- An Adventure In Space And Time…North American Package Art Choices!
- The Web Of Fear DVD…Breaks Sales Records!
- Titan’s Doctor Who Comics…First Look!
- Doctor Who Legacy…Available On Kindle!
- A Day With The Radiophonic Workshop…In Chichester!

Miniscope:
- Joe…Ahearne!
- Joe Ahearne…Interview!

On March-2-2014 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #411 – Click here to listen!

rfs411The classic commentary returns to Radio Free Skaro, in the form of a brief but enticing little number known as “The Sontaran Experiment”! Despite its quick running time, the adventures of Styre and Friends packs in adventure, spills, stunts, Terry Walsh in an unconvincing wig, and a pint-sized pugilist from another world who just wanted to make friends through torture and rigorous scientific villainy. The Three Who Rule were happy to lend their bon mots to this drama, sometimes even staying on point and discussing salient matters on screen! Next week, the return of the Miniscope, with Eccleston-era director Joe Ahearne!
Show Notes:

- Samuel Anderson is…new recurring character Danny Pink!
- BBC Worldwide Showcase appearance by…Peter Capaldi!
- Doctor Who LEGO…maybe?
- The Enemy of the World…coming to Region 1 DVD!
- The Moonbase…animation credits!

Commentary (at 14:00):
- The Sontaran…Experiment!

On February-23-2014 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #410 – Click here to listen!

rfs410With Gallifrey One 2014 behind them, the Three Who Rule rallied their weakened, battle-scarred livers and turned their attention to Matt Smith’s last hurrah, “The Time of the Doctor”. Much appreciation! Such regeneration! But first, news, updates and other matters of import! And next week, the classic series commentaries return with “The Sontaran Experiment!” And a week afterwards, the Miniscope reborn! Who will be the focus of the unblinking spreadsheet-y eye of the ‘Scope? You’ll just have to listen to find out!
Show Notes:

- Paul Wilmhurst…director for Series 8!
- The Day of the Doctor…Collector’s Edition!
- Philip Hinchcliffe Presents…Big Finish audio drama!
- Big Finish…15th Anniversary special!
- Christopher Barry…1925-2014.
- The 26 Seasons of Gallifrey One admissions…on sale March 21!
- Long Island Who 2 welcomes…Paul McGann!
- A Wild Endeavour…Doctor Who fan project!

Commentary (at 14:00):
- The Time…of the Doctor!

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