Monthly Archives: December 2009

SPACE Podcast – December 31, 2009

spacebadgeOn the latest SPACE Podcast, released in time for the Doctor Who marathon on SPACE on January 2, the Three Who Rule discuss the impact that David Tennant has left on the Doctor Who universe, both on screen and off. Also featured is an interview that SPACE podcast host Mark Askwith conducted with Russell T Davies! Have a listen for yourself!

Radio Free Skaro #174 – The Beginning of The End of Time

Radio Free Skaro #174 – Click here to listen

rfs174So it’s come to this. More than a year after David Tennant announced he was leaving the role of the Doctor, through endless speculation, theorizing and fanwank, we’ve finally reached the Tenth Doctor’s penultimate adventure, and….the results are not good. In fact, they’re disastrous. The Three Who Rule were moved to anger, bile, and sadness at Russell T. Davies’ constant and unnecessary need to outdo himself, at The Master’s penchant for leaping and lightning, exacerbated by the fact that all three of your august hosts were in the same room at the same time. In fact, there may have been a monkey knife fight, you’ll just have to listen to find out. Allons-sigh.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
The End of Time…Part One!
Two Minute Time Lord reviews…the RTD era!
The End of Time, Part One…viewing figures!
The Waters of Mars on BBC America…best ratings ever!
BBC America…Doctor Who marathon!
BBC America…makes an oopsie!
Doctor Who…missing episodes!
Torchwood: Children of Earth…in Australia!
BBFC clears DVD extras for…The Space Museum!
BBFC clears DVD extras for…The Chase!
Dreamland…DVD extra!
Noel Clarke…on The Mutants DVD!
Restoration Team wins…a fictitious award!
BBC…Shownar!

The End of Time Part Two BBC One Trailer

bbconeTo help whet the appetite for David Tennant’s swan song, we present here the BBC One trailer for The End of Time Part Two. The usual spoiler alerts apply, and anyone who’s waiting to see the episode on BBC America or SPACE — or delaying for any other reason — will definitely want to give this a miss for the time being.

SPACE Podcast – December 23, 2009

Radio Free Skaro again features on the latest SPACE Podcast, just released today in time for Christmas! The Three Who Rule discuss the importance of the Doctor Who Christmas specials and how they’ve been crucial in building the audience for the programme and making it the flagship show for the BBC. Have a listen for yourself!

Radio Free Skaro #173 – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Waters of Mars

Radio Free Skaro #173 – Click here to listen

rfs173With TV viewers in Canada and the US now caught up with the rest of the world regarding The Waters of Mars, the time was right for the Radio Free Skaro team to provide a running commentary on the recent masterpiece bestowed upon us by Graeme Harper, Russell T Davies, and (friend of the show) Phil Ford. Main points of discussion during the commentary were the unparalleled acting skills of David Tennant, the talents of directorial master Graeme Harper, and why it’s so difficult to find a timepiece that accurately measures rels.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
The End of Time…press screening!
The Weeping Angels…are back!
Sarah Jane Adventures…on BBC Kids!
Dreamland…DVD extras!
More Dreamland…DVD extras!
Character Options…new Doctor Who figures!
BBC…Shownar!

Commentary Links (The Waters of Mars):
Watch online…on BBC iPlayer!
Watch online…at SPACE
Watch online…at BBC America!

SPACE Podcast – December 18, 2009

spacebadgeOn the latest SPACE Podcast, the Three Who Rule again contribute a segment, this time devoted to a spoiler-free review of The Waters of Mars (because, yes, there are people out there who haven’t seen it), which is airing on SPACE on Saturday, December 19. Host Mark Askwith and guest Ajay Fry also talk at great length about the day long Doctor Who marathon on January 2, culminating with the Canadian broadcast premiere of The End of Time. Have a listen for yourself!

The End of Time – New Trailer! (16.12.2009)

Screen shot 2009-11-19 at 10.47.58 AMStraight after David Tennant’s episode of Never Mind The Buzzcocks went out tonight, the BBC aired a new trailer for The End of Time. While much of the material is recycled from other sources there is indeed new content so standard spoiler warnings apply. With only 9 days to go until The End of Time airs, excitement around the Radio Free Skaro bunker is reaching a fever pitch and tidbits like this only serve to fuel the fire…

The Sarah Jane Adventures on BBC Kids

bbckidsWith many thanks to This Week In Doctor Who‘s Benjamin Elliott for the heads up, we’ve found out that BBC Kids is now airing The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 2. The Canadian cable network is running the program daily at 4:30 in the afternoon. This constitutes the North American premiere of The Sarah Jane Adventures, which has yet to air in the US despite already having been released on DVD in Region 1.

The End of Time Comes to SPACE on January 2

As previously reported by Radio Free Skaro (smug, smug), SPACE has announced their broadcast plans for The End of Time, Parts One and Two, as well as plans for a 45-minute behind the scenes special episode of InnerSPACE. From the official SPACE press release:

Premiering January 2, Exclusively on SPACE: After five years of hair-raising adventures – eyebrow hair to be exact – one of the most popular Doctors since Tom Baker is giving up the Tardis. Premiering January 2, DOCTOR WHO: THE END OF TIME, PART ONE and DOCTOR WHO: THE END OF TIME, PART TWO delivers more explosions than New Year’s fireworks. Exclusive to SPACE, the final chapter of David Tennant’s tenure as the Tenth Doctor unfolds in a Clash-of-the-Titans-esque two-part special with PART ONE airing at 8 p.m. ET, followed immediately by PART TWO at 9:20 p.m. ET.

SPACE is turbo-charging the Tardis with the DOCTOR WHO MARATHON at 4 p.m. ET, with re-airings of THE NEXT DOCTOR, PLANET THE DEAD and THE WATERS OF MARS.

On December 18, InnerSPACE dedicates their year-end episode to DOCTOR WHO. Starting at a special time of 10:15 p.m. ET, Ajay and Teddy conduct an in-depth analysis of the final four specials including a rare interview with lead writer and executive producer, Russell T Davies.

Read the rest of the release at www.spacecast.com.

BBC Doctor Who Christmas Idents

bbconeAs mentioned in previous Radio Free Skaro episodes, the BBC released four holiday-themed idents for BBC One. Originally they came as part of the yearly Adventure Calendar on Day Four but have recently transmitted on BBC One. Now that they have done so (and we can actually bring you worthwhile versions), we present here those Christmas idents.

Ident #1 (25 Seconds):

Ident #2 (5 Seconds):

Ident #3 (5 Seconds):

Ident #4 (5 Seconds):

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