Monthly Archives: September 2010

BBC Drama Trailer – Autumn/Winter 2010/11

The BBC released a trailer promoting several Drama productions that will be airing in the next few months. The three-minute trailer is chock full of actors who were formerly Doctor Who (Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant), are Doctor Who (Matt Smith), and who could have been Doctor Who (Chiwetel Ejiofor), and there are even a couple of brief clips of the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special. Have a look!

2010 Christmas Special to be 90 Minutes?

2010 Christmas Special director Toby Haynes’ agent’s website is reporting the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special will be 90 minutes in length. Confirmation of this information from elsewhere, such as a formal announcement from the BBC, has yet to materialize; however, agent websites in past have proven to shed light on details not previously released officially. Radio Free Skaro earlier this year broke the news of an extended run time for The Eleventh Hour and of course both The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang went beyond the usual 45 minute run time so there’s certainly precedent in the Matt Smith era for longer-running episodes. Time will tell if this information proves correct, but we at Radio Free Skaro always welcome more Doctor Who!

Radio Free Skaro #217 – You Won’t See Me

Radio Free Skaro #217 – Click here to listen

After taking the better part of September off to either move to, visit, or stay away from other continents, the Three Who Rule reconvened for their first regularly recorded episode of Radio Free Skaro since the hazy days of summer. And, lo! What a news list to come back to! Some old, most older, but all entirely relevant, otherwise it would have never been mentioned in the first place. And to top it off, there’s a commentary on perhaps the best New Series episode made to date, “The Time of Angels”. If you’re going to listen to one episode of Radio Free Skaro, make it this one! (And all the others, too.)
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Series 6 Filming…Commenced!
Toby Haynes…Directs!
International iPlayer…coming soon!
Synchronized Worldwide DVD releases…coming soon!
Jane Espenson writes…three Torchwood episodes!
Sarah Jane Adventures…coming October 11!
Sarah Jane Adventures…twice weekly!
Sarah Jane Adventures episodes…in detail!
Death of the Doctor…preview!
Suranne Jones…in Doctor Who!
The Waters of Mars…wins a Hugo!
Doctor Who…wins an award!
Doctor Who…wins another award!
Rob Shearman…wins an award!
David J Howe…wins an award!
Matt Smith…wins an award!
More Adventure Games…coming soon!
Sonic Screwdriver…Wiimote!
Sonic Screwdriver Stylus…for Nintendo DS!
Remembrance of the Daleks…action dolls!
Meglos…coming to DVD!
The Ark…coming to DVDf!
Future DVD release…rumours!
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 3 DVD…UK release date!
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 3 DVD…US release date!
Geoffrey Burgon…dies, sadly.
Murray Gold’s Specials Soundtrack…delayed!

Commentary:

The Time…Of Angels!

January North America Doctor Who DVDs

The first North American DVD release of 2011 will take place on Tuesday, January 11 when the Tom Baker story Meglos and the Season 6 opener, The Dominators, will hit the shelves. It was announced earlier this month that Meglos will be the first DVD that will be see a simultaneous release overseas on the same day (or near enough) as it does in the UK. The Dominators was released in the UK in July, and is the first Patrick Troughton story to be released since the epic 3-disc set for The War Games came out in 2009.

Read more at TVShowsOnDVD.com.

Radio Free Skaro #216 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Radio Free Skaro #216 – Click here to listen

In a not-so-unprecedented move, Steven and Chris welcome back the Two-minute Time Lord himself, Chip, to take a look at what is thought by many to be the weak point of Series 5 — Victory of the Daleks. The Series 5 commentary series examines where the episode went right and where it went wrong, and of course there can never be enough discussion about the Power Rangers-esque Daleks. Will opinions change for the better? Will they change for the worse? Will Churchill ever put out that blasted cigar when in the bunker? Only some of those questions will be answered in this week’s Radio Free Skaro!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Two-minute…Time Lord!

Commentary:

Victory…Of The Daleks!

Doctor Who DVD Releases To Be Synchronized

BBC America has announced that classic Doctor Who DVD releases, beginning with Meglos in 2011, will be synchronized across all major regions. Whereas in the past months would pass between a UK and North American or Australian/New Zealand release, releases will now come in the same week beginning next year. This will certainly make DVD buyers outside the UK very happy, including those of us at Radio Free Skaro who have, at times, pined for releases available in the UK but not yet available in North America. We very much welcome the change, even if the accelerated Region 1 release schedule means 2011 will be a pricey year for DVDs.

Radio Free Skaro #215 – I Am The Walrus

Radio Free Skaro #215 – Click here to listen

A Warren-less look at The Beast Below is the focal point of this week’s Radio Free Skaro tomfoolery. The remaining Two Who Rule are joined by Chip from the Two-minute Time Lord podcast, as the Series 5 commentary series keeps on truckin’. Grab a glass of non-vibrating water and join the podcest fun as the lads talk all over Star Whales, future monarchs, voting machines and the Smilers and Winders!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Two-minute…Time Lord!

Commentary:

The Beast…Below!

Waters of Mars Wins Hugo Award

Congratulations to Russell T Davies and friend of the show Phil Ford on their Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form Hugo award for The Waters of Mars, presented earlier today at Aussiecon 4 in Melbourne. This Hugo is the fourth win for Doctor Who since its revamp in 2005 and the first for any writer other than Steven Moffat. The Waters of Mars was, at least for the Radio Free Skaro gang, the high point of the 2009 Gap Year and we couldn’t be happier it was recognized for its brilliance.

Radio Free Skaro #214 – She’s Leaving Home

Radio Free Skaro #214 – Click here to listen

The Classic Series Commentary series has ended… only to be replaced by the Series 5 Commentary series. (Any more attempts to use the word “series” will likely cause another crack in time, so we’d best stop there.) We’ve given the news segment a bit of time off… something that breaks our fictitious award-loving hearts, but on the upside it means no stats! So sit back, relax and have a listen to The Three Who Rule talk about the glorious opener to Matt Smith’s tenure!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!

Commentary:

The Eleventh…Hour!