With a surfeit of news, the premiere of the Sarah Jane Adventures and Blink, one of the seasons best episodes, as the subject of our commentary, the Three Who Rule had plenty to shoot their mouths off about. And shoot they did, though not always on topic. Enjoy!
Monthly Archives: September 2007
Stephen Fry, one of the funniest men on the planet, now has a blog. Drop what you’re doing immediately and read it.For the uninitiated, Stephen Fry is not only a novelist and playwright but also one of the stars of V for Vendetta, Blackadder, and countless other British films and television shows, and he’s also had a Doctor Who script in the pipeline for the last couple of seasons.
Concerned about piracy? So was the film industry…when Superman: The Movie was released. Youtube has a hard hitting investigation from 60 Minutes (part 1, part 2) on nefarious movie pirates and their newfangled video-taping instruments. (found on Boing Boing)
Despite Chris (the “Third Guy”) being set upon by some sort of throat ailment, the RFS crew set forth and valiantly commentated on “The Family of Blood,” the second part of Paul Cornell’s season 3 magnum opus and a corking bit of Who into the bargain. We also miraculously rescued 14 minutes of news from the doldrums of between-season uneventfulness.
A truly momentous milestone, as we celebrate our 50th episode of Radio Free Skaro with…well, nothing really. Nothing, that is, except a corking bit of episode-ery known as “Human Nature,” one of the highlights of Season 3. Join Warren, Steven, and Chris (otherwise known as the Third Guy) as they expostulate on the fine craftwork and Edwardian elegance of the first portion of Paul Cornell’s masterwork.
Paul Cornell, the write of Human Nature, Family of Blood and other outstanding Who episodes, weighs in with his impressions of WorldCon 2007 in Japan.
The recent WorldCon science fiction convention in Japan was the scene of not only high class nerdery and awards won by Doctor Who writers, but also the backdrop for one 5-inch action figure’s adventure of a lifetime.
The Web of Fear, one of the many long-lost Doctor Who episodes from the 1960s, is rumored to have been found. Doctor Who Online appears to be sorta-kinda backing off from their announcement of the news, while DWIN gives a good summary of the resulting fan tizzy.
Steven, Warren and the supremely jaunty Chris tackle 42, a madcap romp through a spaceship hurtling towards a dying sun, for this the 49th episode of Radio Free Skaro. We also tackle the recent announcement of a “gap year” for the series involving three specials in 2009, along with confirmation of the fourth and fifth series. And of course we ramble off-topic as usual about matters of great import.
After months of speculation, it appears that David Tennant will be reappearing in the TARDIS for not just a fourth season but also a fifth…with a bit of a twist.
Tennant has been slated to play Hamlet with the Royal Shakespeare Company, which means that in 2009 there’ll be a gap year consisting of three specials, rather than a full slate of episodes. In 2010, the fifth season begins with another full ser of episodes. On the one hand, I’m disappointed that there won’t be much in the way of new Who for a year….but it beats the cavalcade of nothing we had for the previous decade.