Monthly Archives: February 2010

Radio Free Skaro #186 – The Yalta Conference

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On this special Gallifrey edition of Radio Free Skaro, we delve deep into the dark underbelly of Doctor Who, first in a discussion with writer Tony Lee and artist Matthew Dow Smith about the new Tenth and Eleventh Doctor comics coming soon from IDW Publishing, and second, (and far more sinister) the 2010 Podcast Summit, where the evil practitioners of the dark art held forth on their methods and madness. The terror!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Gallifrey…One!
TARDIS…Tavern!
Hoo…on Who!
Bridging…the Rift!
DWO…Whocast!
Two-Minute…Time Lord!
Sci-Fi…Party Line!
Podshock!
Tachyon…TV!
IDW…Publishing!
It’s…Tony Lee!
It’s…Matthew Dow Smith!
BBC…Shownar!

Radio Free Skaro #185 – Bo! Sco! Fo! Do! No! Kro! Blo! Co! Sho! Ro!

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After the “incident” with Chris on Friday that resulted in no podcast being released for the first official day of Gallifrey 21, Radio Free Skaro returned today in full force with interviews with Nick Briggs, Phil Ford, and Rob Shearman. Listen to these three fine gentlemen regale you with tales of woe, whimsy, and water – not necessarily in that order. NOTE: Chris’s appearance on this podcast is purely due to contractual obligation. We cannot comment on any rumours that have been circulating about Chris’s future on Radio Free Skaro.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Gallifrey…One!
Big…Finish!
Love Songs…for the Shy and Cynical!
BBC…Shownar!

Crisis at Gallifrey: Pedantor Axed in RFS Plot

We regret to announce that due to corporate restructuring, Radio Free Skaro Executive Chairman Michael Grade has decided to rightsize its current on-air team. As a result, the position held by Chris from Edmonton (aka Pedantor) has been affected. Chris’s behaviour and predilections over the past several days are counter to our current vision and are detrimental to the image we wish to portray here at Radio Free Skaro. Because of this decision, we will be unable to present a podcast to you on Friday at Gallifrey. However, we can assure you that this is only a hiatus, and Radio Free Skaro will return later even better than ever!

Radio Free Skaro #184 – Feasts of Stevens

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In the second of our daily Gallifrey podcasts, the Three Who Rule delved into the shiny, circular world of Who on DVD with special guests Steve Roberts of the Restoration Team and Steve Manfred of the Doctor Who DVD FAQ. Behind the scenes documentaries, animated Who, and the dicey state of the TV Movie ever appearing in North America were only a few of the topics covered by these fine gentlemen. All that and news, special appearances by fellow podcasters, and the usual whimsy you’ve come to expect from us. Enjoy!
Show Notes:

– Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
– Gallifrey…One!
– BBC America Series Fnarg starts…April 17th!
– Restoration…Team!
Doctor Who DVD…FAQ!
Sci-Fi…Party Line!
– BBC…Shownar!

Radio Free Skaro #183 – The Elephant in the Room

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Day One of Gallifrey for Radio Free Skaro was a wild, crazy time, consisting mostly of a vast podcast summit between several renowned Doctor Who podcasters, as well as ourselves. Some of this podcest made its way up to The Lobby at the LAX Marriott, where eight podcasters, including a rare appearance from all four members of Tachyon TV, succeeded in firmly planting their feet in their mouths. Be warned…

Radio Free Skaro #182 – The Oncoming Storm

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With mere days to go before Gallifrey 2010 in Los Angeles, the Three Who Rule took it upon themselves to conduct their now-annual rundown of the panels, guests, goings-on and shenanigans sure to occur, all in the name of informing our dear listeners how often we’ll be hung over (answer: often.) Stay tuned all this week for daily podcasts, special guests and the most fun you can legally have involving Doctor Who and cast of thousands (well, a thousand and change.) Not all was silent from The Beeb this week, however, as the start date for Series Fnarg has been announced for April 3 on BBC One, hot on the heels of the new trailer for Matt Smith’s debut run.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Gallifrey…One!
Series Fnarg…New Trailer!
Lizo Says…The Eleventh Hour Is 60 Minutes!
Fictitious…SFX Awards!
Fictitious…Saturn Award Nominations!
David Tennant…Single Father!
The Caves of Androzani…Revisited!
Seventh Doctor…In Action With A Dalek!
Chicks Dig…Time Lords!
BBC…Shownar!

Second Series Fnarg Trailer

Today the BBC aired a new trailer for the first Matt Smith series, presented here in shameful 2D while UK cinemas will soon get a 3D version which will no doubt be squeeful eye candy. The best part of the trailer comes at the end when it’s noted Series Fnarg will have an Easter release. This means April 3, Easter Saturday, in all likelihood. Hooray!

Radio Free Skaro #181 – Purple Monkey Dishwasher

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The Three Who Rule created their own news this week by dropping a small bombshell into the world of Doctor Who fandom by being the first to reveal official BBC details of the upcoming Series Fnarg. Once that was coyly dealt with, and after a dark, sinister, and negative experience watching The End of Time Part One last week, the Three Who Rule were in finer spirits for their second outing in Finale-Stan, the catchily-titled “The End of Time Part Two”. Between Chris’s endless (no really, they just wouldn’t end) gags about slash writers and the occasionally engaging spectacle onscreen, your erstwhile hosts proved to be much more affable on this leg of the excursion, and bile was replaced by hope and optimism as Matt Smith crashed onto our screens and into our coal-black, ginger-hating hearts. Geronimo.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Gallifrey One…Schedule!
The Eleventh Hour…Is An Hour!
The Return Of…An Old Monster!
The Return Of…Matthew Graham!
Paterson Joseph…Almost The Doctor!
1980s Who…Politically Subversive?
Douglas Adams…Celebrated!

Commentary:
The End…Of Time!

BBC…Shownar!

Series Fnarg Details Revealed in BBC Release

Radio Free Skaro has stumbled upon an official BBC release promoting the upcoming Series 1 (aka Series Fnarg) of Matt Smith’s tenure as The Doctor. Not only does the release state that the first episode, The Eleventh Hour, will be 60 minutes long, but it gives a few tantalizing details of the series to come. From the release:

A new era of Doctor Who begins in Spring 2010. This latest series of the BBC’s flagship drama programme sees Matt Smith’s debut as the new, Eleventh incarnation of the famous Time Lord alongside a new travelling companion, the enigmatic Amy Pond (Karen Gillan).

Together they explore 16th century Venice, France during the 1890s and the United Kingdom in the far future, now an entire nation floating in space.

As always, wherever the Doctor goes, his oldest enemies are never far behind – the Daleks are hatching a new master plan from the heart of war-torn London in the 1940s. But they are not the only strange creatures the Doctor and Amy must face – there are also alien vampires. humanoid reptiles, old enemies such as the Weeping Angels, a Star Whale, and a silent menace that follows Amy and the Doctor around wherever they go…

Very exciting stuff! Interesting to note that the series is also billed as “Series 5” in the release – how confusing! As always, stay tuned to www.radiofreeskaro.com for all your Doctor Who news leading up to Matt Smith’s debut as the Doctor in the spring.

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