Monthly Archives: May 2011

Radio Free Skaro #256 – State of Play-Doh

Radio Free Skaro #256 – Click here to listen

The Almost People, part 2 of Doctor Who’s sentient play-doh saga initiated last week with The Rebel Flesh, proved to be only quasi-compelling to the RFS lads. Indifference shifted to both gasps of astonishment and grumblings of unhappiness at the “game-changing” cliffhanger to this week’s festivities…and we still have A Good Man Goes to War to look forward to next week (or the week after that, SPACE and BBC America viewers.) In the meantime, stats were examined, asteroid-eating goats invented, and Journey’s End was maligned with a naughty word. Just another normal day here at Radio Free Skaro.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
The Almost…People!
A Good Man Goes To War…Prequel!
A Good Man Goes To War…Coming Soon Trailer!
A Good Man Goes To War…Time Slot!
The Almost People…Overnights!
The Rebel Flesh…Appreciated!
Doctor Who…Loses At The TV BAFTAs!
Fictitious…Constellation Awards!
Piers Wenger…Leaves The BBC!
Third Doctor Costume…T-shirt!
Tenth Doctor Costume…T-shirt!
Miracle Day…New Trailer!
The Nerdist…BBC America Pilot!

Check-in on GetGlue!

SPACE Podcast – May 27, 2011

SPACE Podcast – May 27, 2011. Click here to listen!
It’s Friday, and that can mean only one thing: A new episode of the SPACE podcast! A week later than intended, the lads from Radio Free Skaro talk about Doctor Who as always, this time focusing on Neil Gaiman’s corker of an episode, The Doctor’s Wife. Enjoy!

For the uninitiated, the SPACE Podcast is the official podcast from SPACE Channel, the Canadian home of Doctor Who. Hosted by Mark Askwith, this weekly podcast features chatter about various news and events in the sci-fi world, as well as banter about the various shows that air on SPACE including Doctor Who.

Listen to the episode in the media player above, or check out the podcast on the official SPACE website here.

Radio Free Skaro #255 – Lots Of Planets Have A North

Radio Free Skaro #255 – Click here to listen

Fear Her is a story not well beloved by most Who fans (one RFS host being the notable exception), but Life on Mars is near universally praised. Since both were written by Matthew Graham, the writer of this week’s “The Rebel Flesh,” the Three Who Rule didn’t know what to expect as they sat down to view this latest adventure of the Doctor and his companions. What did the Three Who Rule think of Graham’s apology for Fear Her? You’ll just have to listen to find out!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
The Rebel…Flesh!
The Rebel Flesh…Ratings!
The Doctor’s Wife…Appreciated!
The Doctor’s Wife…Final Ratings!
Gallifrey…One!
North America…Doctor Who Delays!
A Good Man Goes To War…Synopsis!
The Impossible Astronaut…Recorded!
Doctor Who…On Twitter!
Confidential Cutdowns…On BBC America!
Torchwood…BFI Screening!
Miracle Day…Trailer!
Miracle Day…Cast Announcements!
Torchwood…Web Of Lies!
Day of the Daleks…On North American DVD!
2011 Doctor Who Action Figures…Wave 1!
Time Warrior…Action Figure Set!
Time Monster…Action Figure Set!
Fictitious…TV Choice Awards!
Fictitious…BAFTA TV Awards!

Check-in on GetGlue!

Doctor Who Series 6 Delayed In North America

It has been learned that due to the American Memorial Day holiday, BBC America will be delaying the broadcast of Doctor Who. Series 6 will get a gap between episode 5, The Rebel Flesh, and episode 6, The Almost People because of the long weekend. The Rebel Flesh will go out as expected this weekend, May 21, but The Almost People will not be seen until June 4.

As partial compensation for the delay, BBC America will be showing a Doctor Who marathon on May 28 featuring the entire run of Series 5 and all of Series 6 to that point, including an encore presentation of The Rebel Flesh, but skipping over A Christmas Carol.

Unfortunately, SPACE has to follow BBC America’s lead and will also be preempting The Almost People on May 28, though instead of showing any Doctor Who at the usual 8:00 PM EDT time slot, SPACE is showing the Will Smith movie I, Robot.

This development is disappointing, especially since both BBC America and SPACE fought so hard to get day and date transmissions of Doctor Who with the UK. Nothing is yet known how or if this may impact the latter half of the series to be broadcast this fall.

September 2011 North America Doctor Who DVD Release

Continuing with the tradition of DVD releases coming the second Tuesday of the month in North America, the first Doctor Who DVD title for September 2011 has been announced for September 13. The much-anticipated Jon Pertwee story Day of the Daleks DVD will see a two-disc release, including revamped visual effects and Dalek voices provided by Nick Briggs, the modern voice of the Skaro baddies. In addition, the set will have the usual commentary, multiple documentaries and in what sounds to be a corker, a featurette on the UNIT dating controversy, plus more fun stuff

Each month usually has two titles released, though as with the past couple monthly announcements only the one title has been announced initially; keep an eye on this space for the second September release when known.

SRP will be $34.98; check out TVShowsOnDVD.com for more details, or click on the artwork for a larger image.

Radio Free Skaro #254 – Trouble and Strife

Radio Free Skaro #254 – Click here to listen

In one of most keenly anticipated Doctor Who episodes in some time, legendary fantasy writer Neil Gaiman finally got the keys to the TARDIS and presented us with a gloriously affectionate love letter to Doctor Who, the series that he has adored since before time itself. The Doctor’s Wife was one of the more unique stories ever presented, yet its heart (or hearts) was in the right place. What did The Three Who Rule think, you may well ask? Listen in to find out…
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
The Doctor’s…Wife!
The Doctor’s Wife…overnight ratings!
The Curse of the Black Spot…Appreciation Index!
The Curse of the Black Spot…final ratings!
Day of the Moon…final ratings!
The Impossible Astronaut…final ratings on BBC America!
The Rebel Flesh…6:45pm on May 21!
The Almost People…synopsis!
The Hand of Fear…May 9 ratings!
The Hand of Fear…May 10 ratings!
Donations in memory of…Elisabeth Sladen!
Steven Moffat…lashes out!
Character Options to release…Junk TARDIS Playset!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…episode titles!
New Torchwood audio drama…coming this summer!
Big Finish Doctor Who…on BBC Radio 4 Extra!

Check-in on GetGlue!

SPACE Podcast – May 13, 2011

SPACE Podcast – May 13, 2011. Click here to listen!
A new SPACE Podcast is out in the wild, and we from Radio Free Skaro talk Doctor Who as always with our capsule review of The Curse of the Black Spot, the lightness after the heavy two-part series opener. Enjoy!

For the uninitiated, the SPACE Podcast is the official podcast from SPACE Channel, the Canadian home of Doctor Who. Hosted by Mark Askwith, this weekly podcast features chatter about various news and events in the sci-fi world, as well as banter about the various shows that air on SPACE including Doctor Who.

Listen to the episode in the media player above, or check out the podcast on the official SPACE website here.

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