• Radio Free Skaro #491 – And Introducing Maisie Williams As The Doctor

    Back from the Hugo Awards and reunited once more, the Three Who Rule have a grab bag of newsiness this week, including the sad cancellation of the New York Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular “for reasons”, Peter Davison’s upcoming autobiography, and more! But the main feature of this week’s episode is ...

  • Radio Free Skaro Patreon Special #2: Dr. Who and the Daleks Commentary

    Peter Cushing is known to many as the face of Hammer Horror or Grand Moff Tarkin from Star Wars. But to a generation of British kids caught in the frenzied madness known as Dalekmania in the mid-1960s, he was also Dr. Who, kindly professor and non-canonical Time Lord battling the ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #490 – Smoke on the Water

    Another Hugos has come and gone, and with it two-thirds of the Radio Free Skaro crew can cross “host pre and post show at the Hugos and ad-lib for almost a half hour during same” off their bucket list. Though the Hugos were…dogged with controversy, in the eye of the ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #489 – Revolution 9

    A new trailer for Series 9 of Doctor Who was released this week, simultaneously stoking and dampening the fires of Steven and Warren’s clinically insane theories regarding the upcoming Capaldis of Pompeii story/rumour/nonsense. But more lunacy awaits, with Tom Baker intoning that he is joining the Star Wars universe (!?), ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #488 – A Conspiracy of Comics

    Can three idiots blab on like maniacs about nothing for the better part of an hour? Emphatically yes! If you’ve ever wanted to hear rampant, baseless speculation about a certain possible episode coming in Series 9 that is most likely untrue and frankly insane, well then, friend, this is your ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #487 – Dinosaurs in a Lighthouse

    Despite a somewhat sparse news list this week, the Three Who Rule managed to engage in ill-informed badinage for longer than was strictly necessary, covering exciting topics like a new and even more evil form of stats, and the differences between versions of Netflix. Thrilling! But lest you think that’s ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #486 – The Devil in Red Velvet

    Conventions and clips dominate the news, with events in Germany, Australia and of course goings on concerning the upcoming Long Island Who, but also a look back at the New Adventures era through the fine folk at Myth Makers and a very...old-fashioned look through newsreel footage at the wedding of ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #485 – Past Christmas

    Guest announcements for Gallifrey One and Chicago TARDIS! LEGO Doctor Who talk! Capaldi dolly banter! Warren becoming enraged by Star Trek: Into Darkness and almost saying a naughty word! Yes, it's business as usual again here at Radio Free Skaro headquarters after the madness that was San Diego Comic-Con, but ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #484 – San Diego Capaldi-Con

    Nerd Christmas! Yes, San Diego Comic-Con is wrapping up for another year, but you can keep your Batmans and your Supermans and your Deadpools and your WHO CARES NEW DOCTOR WHO TRAILER! LEGO DIMENSIONS WITH ALL THE DOCTORS! And most importantly, 5.5 INCH P-CAP DOLLY! Of course there was much ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #483 – The Adventures of Space Dad

    With San Diego Comic-Con mere days away, the mystery, hinting, and oblique teasing is reaching a fever pitch, with not only the main players on Doctor Who’s creative team storming Hall H on Thursday, July 9, but also a Titan Comics panel to whet your fannish interest, along with toys, ...

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Radio Free Skaro #482 – Click here to listen!

rfs482In a move sure to shake the very foundations of audio drama, Big Finish is introducing new series Doctor Who characters into the BF-i-verse, and River Song will be the tip of the proverbial spear in this assault of awesomeness. That was but one (but probably the coolest) bit of news this week, including San Diego Comic Con ruminations, Chicago TARDIS news and various other informational nuggets. But our interview this week is with Chicago TARDIS and Gallifrey Base impresario and overall fine fellow Steven Hill, who discusses his Red, White and Who book project chronicling the adventures of the good Doctor in the United States of America. U.S.A.! U.S.A.! And so forth.
Show notes:

First Series 9…”Trailer”!
Doctor Who Festival…In Sydney, Australia!
Peter Capaldi…In Auckland, New Zealand!
Doctor Who San Diego Comic-Con…Date And Time!
Doctor Who Fan Meetup…At San Diego Comic-Con!
Peter Capaldi On The Nerdist Podcast…From San Diego Comic-Con!
New Doctor Who Funko Pop Vinyls…Exclusive To San Diego Comic-Con!
Into The Dalek…Playset!
Big Finish…Does More New Series Doctor Who Content!
The Underwater Menace DVD…Cancelled!
BBC Worldwide Says…There May Be More DVDs!
Samuel Anderson…At Chicago TARDIS!
The Fitzroy Tavern…Replacement!
Patrick Macnee…Died.

Interview:
Red White…And Who!
Steve Warren…Hill!

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Radio Free Skaro #481 – Click here to listen!

rfs481The news reached dire levels of non-existence this week, but the Three Who Rule soldiered on in exactly the sort of way Twelve would have roundly disapproved of. Despite there being little movement other than comic book rumblings (in the fall, no less!) there was a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of the commentary for “Death In Heaven”, with none other than the inestimable J.R. Southall of the Blue Box Podcast and Starburst Magazine lending us his sharp eye, keen brain and devastating wit.
Show notes:

This Is…Colin Baker!
Disney XD…Doctor Who Trailer!
Titan’s Tenth Doctor Year 2…Starts In September!
Si Spurrier…Writes For Titan’s Eleventh Doctor Year Two!
Symphonic Spectacular…On Home Video?
John Hurt…Diagnosed With Cancer.

Commentary:
Death…In Heaven!
JR…Southall!

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Radio Free Skaro #480 – Click here to listen!

rfs480News! News! News! So much news this week, from Vines of P-Cap playing guitar to Series 9 rumours, royal honours, convention doings and undoings, and (fake, but awesome) Doctor Who LEGO video games! The mind boggles! “But what else, you fiends?!” you declare, and for you, beloved listener, we also have Verity’s own Tansy Rayner Roberts with us for a commentary on “Dark Water”, the penultimate Series 8 showstopper featuring water, darkness and more!
Show notes:

Doctor Who Series 9…Episode 10 Details!
Series 9…Start Date?
Peter Capaldi…Thrashes!
Steven Moffat…Gets Honoured!
Doctor Who Event…In Berlin!
Radio Times…Festival!
Fan Expo Canada…Welcomes Companions!
L.I. Who…Guest Update!
UNIT…Big Finish Spinoff Details!
Big Finish…UNIT Extinction Trailer!
Titan Comics…San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive!
Titan Comics…Four Doctors Trailer!
LEGO Doctor Who…Fan Video!
Ravolox Remixes…High Bitrate Release!
Doctor Who…The High Council Podcast!
John Nathan-Turner…Bus!

Commentary:
Dark…Water!
Tansy…Rayner Roberts!

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Radio Free Skaro #479 – Click here to listen!

rfs479Like a bolt from the blue came the first set of Gallifrey One guest announcements, including one Peter Davison, the Fifth Doctor but the first in our hearts (for this year, at any rate.) But lo, across the pond there was news of the Doctor Who Festival, to be held the same weekend in November as Long Island Who! Confused? The news is just the beginning of your confoundining (not a word) as the RFS crew and Nancy Alegria of The Happiness Patrol go into the woods for their “In the Forest of the Night” commentary!
Show notes:

Doctor Who…Festival!
Rebecca Front…Guest Stars In Series 9!
Gallifrey One 2016…First Guest Announcement!
Doctor Who…In LEGO Dimensions!

Commentary:
In The Forest…Of The Night!
Nancy…Alegria!

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Radio Free Skaro #478 – Click here to listen!

rfs478The news this week is sparse, so of course conspiracy theories abounded amongst the Three Who Rule involving Zimbabwe, missing episodes, cricket, and madness. But lo, there was a small morsel of news, and that was the fact that San Diego Comic Con will in fact have a Doctor Who panel (featuring Capaldi, Moffat, Minchin, Coleman and Gomez) on Thursday, so we can tell you much earlier….whatever they reveal! But let’s get down to brass tacks here, by which I mean a commentary on the Series 8 standout episode “Flatline”, with Verity’s own Liz Myles! Forward…to the second dimension!
Show notes:

Justin Molotnikov…Directs Series 9!
Doctor Who…At The 2015 San Diego Comic-Con!
L.I. Who…3!

Commentary:
Flatline!
Liz…Myles!

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Radio Free Skaro #477 – Click here to listen!

rfs477If Radio Free Skaro was ever made into a lackluster dystopian future series of adventures for the tween set (which it won’t, ever), it would have to be called “Digression,” because that was the tenor of the first few minutes of this episode. Eurovision is rightly disparaged, Warren is baffled by football, and Steven vainly (sort of) tries to get things back on track by lovingly describing Peter Capaldi’s swelling bouffant. Gross. But there’s also a commentary for the Jamie Mathieson penned “Mummy on the Orient Express,” featuring Reality Bomb’s own Alex Kennard! You have 66 seconds to start listening!
Show notes:

Peter Capaldi…Drops In At The Doctor Who Experience!
Moffat As Show Runner…Through At Least Series 10!
Roger Delgado’s…Last Acting Work!
Impossible Worlds…A 50-Year Treasury of Art and Design!
City of Death Audio Book…Read By Lalla Ward!
The Four Doctors…Merch!

Commentary:
Mummy…On The Orient Express!
Alex…Kennard!

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Radio Free Skaro #476 – Click here to listen!

rfs476We promise, this is almost certainly the last time we jabber on about superhero movies…but that is in fact what happens at the start of this week’s episode, until Chris lobs a well-deserved boot heel into the proceedings and gets the Other Two Who Rule back on track and talking about Doctor Who…in the form of comic books! Oh, sweet irony. Sweeter still are a couple of vintage interviews supplied by (and in one case featuring) composer Dominic Glynn and iconoclastic Doctor Who producer John Nathan Turner! Interspersed with those chats are some preview tracks from Glynn’s new EP “The Ravolox Remixes”, available on iTunes May 18!
Show notes:

BAFTA celebration of 10 years of Doctor Who took place in New York
Images have leaked of Doctor Who elements in LEGO Dimensions
Covers, War Doctor announced for Four Doctors summer event from Titan Comics
IDW Eleventh Doctor omnibus editions to be republished by Titan Comics
BBC Global iPlayer to close in June
Series 8 of Doctor Who now on Netflix Canada, parts of Europe, Mexico, and South America
Terrance Dicks celebrates 80th birthday in April, internet catches up in May
Order Dominic Glynn’s “The Ravolox Remixes” on iTunes!

Interviews from 1986:
John Nathan-Turner
Dominic Glynn

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Radio Free Skaro #475 – Click here to listen!

rfs475It was a wild week to be a fan of Doctor Who and other sic-fi franchises this past week! Gallifrey One memberships went on sale and crashed ticket sales sites, Osgood and the Zygons are returning in Series 9, Torchwood audio plays are coming to Big Finish, and Avengers: Age of Ultron is filling movie theatres all over the world. What better week, then, to talk to Sam Maggs, author of the new book “The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy”, an instruction manual for fangirls new to the fold, as well as an educational tome for those who aren’t!
Show notes:

Gallifrey One memberships are sold out
Sasquan coming to Spokane August 19-22, 2015
Osgood and the Zygons returning in a two-part story by Peter Harness
Jemma Redgrave also featuring in Episodes 7-8
Another new promo pic of the monster from Episodes 5-6
Torchwood coming to Big Finish
Big Finish Tom Baker audio plays airing on BBC Radio 4 Extra
James Goss writing a novelization for The Pirate Planet
The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who coming June 4
The Radiophonic Workshop performing May 20 in Dublin
BBC unveils The Doctor Who Fan Show on YouTube
Radio Free Skaro Patreon Page

Interview:
Sam Maggs
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy

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Radio Free Skaro #474/A – Click here to listen!

rfs474aIn this special mini-episode of Radio Free Skaro, Steven interviews writer Robert Shearman about his recent trip to New York to watch a production of his 1992 play “Easy Laughter”, as performed by Dirt [contained]! Rob and Steven also talk about Series 8 of Doctor Who, and Rob gives an update on the soon-to-be-released Running Through Corridors Volume 2.

And people of New York! This current run of “Easy Laughter” is on until Sunday. Click the link below for tickets to see one of Rob’s personal favourite plays!

Show notes:

Dirt [contained} and their production of Rob Shearman’s “Easy Laughter”

Interview:
Robert Shearman

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Radio Free Skaro #474 – Click here to listen!

rfs474As Steven dips further into cricket insanity, a factor leading to his inevitable emigration to India could be the fact that Doctor Who will soon start broadcasting there for the first time. How can he possibly resist? Or perhaps a trip to New York to see the Symphonic Spectacular in October? One thing we can all agree on is that you should all journey between the pages of You and Who: Contact Has Been Made Volume Two, which contains writing from both Steven and Warren! And, and AND! As if the previous nonsense wasn’t enough, we have not only an interview with “Kill the Moon” writer Peter Harness, but also a commentary for that self same episode, featuring Phil Cannon of the Who’s He? Podcast! The mind boggles!
Show notes:

Doctor Who comes to FX in India
David Schofield cast for a guest role in Series 9
Series 9 will address the Twelfth Doctor looking like Caecilius
Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular coming to New York City on October 7
Doctor Who wins a BAFTA Craft Award
Warren and Steven have essays in “You and Who: Contact Has Been Made”
Lazy Doctor Who, a new Doctor Who podcast featuring Steven and Erika from Verity!

Interview:
Peter Harness

Commentary:
Kill The Moon
Phil Cannon from the Who’s He Podcast

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