Monthly Archives: September 2007

Stephen Fry has a blog

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.

Radio Free Skaro #51 – The Podcast of Blood

Radio Free Skaro #51 – Click here to listen

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.

Radio Free Skaro #50 – Human, Naturally

Radio Free Skaro #50 – Click here to listen

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.

Radio Free Skaro #49 – is about 42

Radio Free Skaro #49 – Click here to listen

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. 

Series 5 confirmed? And a "gap year?"

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.