• Radio Free Skaro #504 – A Bird In The Hand

    The penultimate episode of Series 9, "Heaven Sent" has arrived, and it’s a surreal, cerebral acting triumph for one Peter Capaldi, an expertly crafted bit of storytelling from showrunner Steven Moffat and director Rachel Talalay, and a dazzling artistic achievement from editor Will Oswald and musician Murray Gold. It’s also ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #503 – Let Me Be Brave

    And so we come to the end of Clara Oswald, one of the most consequential companions in the history of Doctor Who and the focus of “Face The Raven,” the third to last story in Series 9. What did the Three Who Rule think of Clara’s departure, writer Sarah Dollard’s ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #502 – Live From New York

    Goodbye England, and hello New York! Long Island, to be precise, the home of Long Island Who and the setting of this episode of Radio Free Skaro. Steven, Warren, and Chris took in "Sleep No More," Mark Gattis's found footage exploration of sleep deprivation and eye gunk, and then leapt ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #501 – Osgood As It Gets

    Warren, Steven and Erika are winding down their UK journey, but they’re still wandering around London, Derby, Cardiff and elsewhere with stunned looks in their eyes and swelling love for Albion in their hearts. Meanwhile, "The Zygon Inversion" has graced our screens, and the Three Who Rule have some things ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #500 – Hither and Thither

    THIS…IS…ENGLAND! At least it is for Steven, Warren, and Erika, who with the help of the lovely Simon Harries are currently wandering around Albion, fighting dinosaurs, ATMOS, Autons and jet lag as they drool like wide-eyed schoolchildren at famous sights and the drearily commonplace. But first, Chris joins Warren and ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #499 – Knightmare On Elm Street

    The Doctor reunites with Ashildr/Me…but is she a friend of an enemy? More to the point, was "The Woman Who Lived" better or worse than the episode that preceded it, “The Girl Who Died?” Also, is it possible to contain the sheer amount of squee generated when Sir John Hurt ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #498 – Suddenly Susan

    Fandom held its collective breath to witness the return of The Doctor's granddaughter Susan, in the form of Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, and instead of that half-baked and silly theory they got a cracking good story about Vikings, immortality and clarity regarding the thorny Visage De Capaldi issue ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #497 – A Fifth Of Beethoven

    "Before the Flood" left Warren baffled and Steven and Chris intrigued, but what else did your three hosts think of the second episode of Toby Whitehouse’s brain-twisting two-parter? Did the paradoxes and guitar solos excite or infuriate them? More to the point, what developments in both LEGO, Big Finish audios ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #496 – The Underwater Menace

    Doctor Who dives beneath the waves for “Under the Lake,” a base under siege story with ghosts, flash cards and British Sign Language….but what did Steven, Warren and Chris think of the first part of this soggy saga? More to the point, what is their hot take on “Class,” the ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #495 – A Frown Called Mercy

    We’re headed back to Skaro for "The Witch’s Familiar", the second part of the opening story of Series 9, and the Three Who Rule have thoughts, opinions, and perspectives to share on the latest thread in the grand tapestry that is the life of Ernest Q. Davros. (Yes, that’s his ...

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Radio Free Skaro #494 – Click here to listen!

rfs494An old enemy returns (or two!) in “The Magician’s Apprentice”, the first new Doctor Who in many months and the premiere episode of Series 9. Daleks and Missy and Davros, oh my! What did the Three Who Rule think? And what did they have to say about Jenna Coleman leaving Doctor Who? Tune into over an hour of their mad bleatings, including musings on #TeamHoodie, clam bombs, and the staggeringly important matter of the Capaldi Bouffant!
Show notes:

Series 9, Episode 1 “The Magician’s Apprentice”
Jenna Coleman is leaving Doctor Who
“The Doctor’s Meditation” on Doctor Who Facebook page (UK only)
“The Magician’s Apprentice” interview clips
Series 9 episode titles and Steven Moffat guide
Stuart Manning’s Radio Times Series 9 posters
“Under The Lake” synopsis
Doctor Who Christmas Specials Blu-ray box art
“The Witch’s Familiar” airs at 7:45pm on September 26 on BBC One

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Radio Free Skaro #493 – Click here to listen!

rfs493One week to go until Doctor Who Series 9 premieres, and what better way to rev up the hype engines than a rather cryptic prologue featuring P-Cap, Karn and Ohila, last seen in “The Night of the Doctor”? In fact, all manner of activity is rolling to the boil in the Who-o-sphere, including a new Game Maker app coming soon from the BBC, Time Squad dollies to adorn your desk or crying chamber, and other fun bric-a-brac. And speaking of bricks, our feature interview this week is with Pete Hickman, BBC Worldwide Producer of Digital Entertainment and Games and driving force behind the Doctor Who portion of LEGO Dimensions! Build high for happiness!
Show notes:

The Magician’s Apprentice…Prologue!
The Magician’s Apprentice…Prologue on BBC America!
The Magician’s Apprentice…BBC One Broadcast Time!
Series 9…Cardiff Premiere!
Series 9…New York City Premiere!
The Witch’s Familiar…Synopsis!
Series 9…Simulcast on ABC iView!
Series 9…Premiere in New Zealand!
Series 9 Part One…DVD/BluRay Artwork!
Peter Capaldi…Directing Veep!
Doctor Who Game Maker…Debuts September 15!
Second Twelfth Doctor…5″ Action Dolly!
Time Squad…Next Wave!
Big Chief Studios…Ninth Doctor!
Gwen and Rhys…Return In Big Finish Torchwood!
Big Finish Torchwood…Second Series!
BBC iPlayer…To Open To Third Party Content!
Jenna Coleman…Edmonton Expo Panel!
Chicago TARDIS…Guest Update!


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Radio Free Skaro #492 – Click here to listen!

rfs492With only two weeks to go before we get new Doctor Who, the news is coming fast, including a new trailer for Episode 1 “The Magician’s Apprentice”, a (very short and mysterious) video from Series 9 finale director Rachel Talalay, the upcoming DVD release of “The Underwater Menace” (!) and so much more! As if that wasn’t enough to stew your petunias, we also have author and Reality Bomb impresario Graeme Burk co-hosting this week and telling us about “The Doctors are In,” the new book he and Robert Smith? have penned! Hurrah!
Show notes:

River Song…Returns At Christmas!
Magician’s Apprentice…Trailer!
Magician’s Apprentice…Synopsis!
Rachel Talalay…Talks Who!
Doctor Who Festival…New Guests!
Underwater Menace…Finally On DVD!
Dark Water/Death In Heaven…3D BluRay Details!
Big Finish…Torchwood Trailer!
New Books…From Miwk Publishing!
Out of Time…The Deaths and Resurrections of Doctor Who!

The Doctors…Are In!

On August-30-2015 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #491 – Click here to listen!

rfs491Back 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 the return of Fluid Links, where we answer listener questions and, at least once or twice, engage in actual debate! Stirring stuff!
Show notes:

NYC Doctor Who Symphonic spectacular canceled
BAFTA Cymru Series 9 screening and Q&A on September 10
Doctor Who Series 8 received 5 BAFTA Cymru nominations
Steven Moffat defends the BBC at Edinburgh TV Festival
Waris Hussein on what has changed about making Doctor Who
Doctor Who Missing Episodes Q&A with Sue Malden
New wave of 3.75″ action figures
Peter Davison writing his autobiography “The Fifth(ish) Doctor)”
Series 9 (Part 1) and Christmas Special DVDs listed on Amazon
Bernice Summerfield to feature in a Twelfth Doctor novel
Jenna Coleman coming to Edmonton Expo
2015 Hugo Awards Ceremony (and pre- and post-shows) available online

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Radio Free Skaro Patreon Special #2 – Click here to listen!

rfspatreon2Peter 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 Daleks in two separate (non-canonical) adventures! The first of which we bring to you (non-canonically) in the form of an entertaining commentary, with much gratitude, loyal Patreon contributors! To Skaro, in glorious colour!
Show notes:

Original 1965 Trailer for “Dr. Who and the Daleks”

On August-23-2015 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #490 – Click here to listen!

rfs490Another 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 storm all was calm and in fact Steven and Warren (along with Verity’s own Erika Ensign) were pleased to attend their first Worldcon, an international celebration of science fiction and fantasy that pre-dates (and was interrupted by) World War II! And as if that wasn’t enough, the Two and Verity Who Rule bring you all the latest Doctor Who news, of which there is a smattering! Enjoy!
Show notes:

The Hugo Awards
The 2015 Hugo Awards Ceremony, plus pre- and post-shows
Breakdown of 2015 Hugos voting and nominations
Steven and Warren visit KSPS-TV in Spokane
Series 9 preview in SFX Magazine
Episode 9 by Mark Gatiss will be found footage style
New gallery images for Series 9
Doctor Who – Mission: Dalek launched
Doctor Who miniatures tabletop game in development
Dark Water/Death in Heaven 3D Blu-ray cover art released
Doctor Who Legacy v3.0 released

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Radio Free Skaro #489 – Click here to listen!

rfs489A 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 (!?), Hacette putting out a mammoth collection of Doctor Who books chronicling the history of the show from start to finish, and the Doctor Who Fan Show interviewing Titans Comics impresario Andrew James (link in the show notes). We also have an interview with Hugos person-in-charge David D’Antonio, who talks to Steven about the upcoming Worldcon in Spokane and the Hugo Awards taking place at said con. Tune into the pre and post Hugos live show next Saturday on UStream to see Steven and Warren debase themselves like grovelling insects on the newfangled invention of video!
Show notes:

Series 9…New Trailer!
The Magician’s Apprentice…Gets The Usual BBC America Time Slot!
Gatiss…And Shearsmith!
Waris Hussein…On Set!
The Doctor Who Fan Show…Interviews Andrew James!
Tom Baker…In The Star Wars Universe?
Series 8 Finale…3D Blu-Ray Release Date?
Series 1-4…Blu-Rays!
Doctor Who Partwork Collection…On The Left Side Of The Atlantic!


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Radio Free Skaro #488 – Click here to listen!

rfs488Can 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 podcast! Aslo if you’d like to hear writer Paul Cornell, artist Neil Edwards and Titan Comics editor Andrew James talk about the upcoming Doctor Who Comics Day on August 15, as well as the mini-series “Four Doctors”, this is also your day! Everything’s coming up you!
Show notes:

No Full Doctor Who Series…In 2016?
RTD and Tennant…In Cardiff!
Series 9…New Promo Picture!
Series 9…Casting News!
Jago and Litefoot…Get A New Cohort!
The Doctor Puppet…On The Doctor Who Fan Show!
Long Island…Who!

Doctor Who…Comics Day!

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Radio Free Skaro #487 – Click here to listen!

rfs487Despite 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 all they had in store, keep listening…as the Miniscope returns to examine the collected works of pioneering classic Who director Paddy Russell, who helmed four stories from 1966-1977!
Show notes:

Series 8 Finale…In 3D And In The US Cinema!
Series 8 Finale…At Canadian Cinemas!
Auckland Peter Capaldi Event…Details!
Maisie Williams’ Character…Mentioned By Moffat!
Doctor Who Series 8…On US Netflix!
Doctor Who Series 8…On Hulu!
UK Ratings…To Include Online Viewing!
The Doctor’s Finest…Details!
Music From…The Dreamboys!
Sci Fi Names…For Pluto Features!
Long Island Who…Guest Update!
Sasquan…2015 Worldcon!

Invasion…Of The Dinosaurs!
Pyramids…Of Mars!
Horror…Of Fang Rock!

On July-26-2015 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #486 – Click here to listen!

rfs486Conventions 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 Jon Pertwee. The Man Himself is also the subject of a recently unearthed (and Youtubed) documentary, not to mention the focus of much praise from current TARDIS resident Peter Capaldi, who praises Three in an interview with Christel Dee on the Doctor Who Fan Show. All mere prelude to the return of Fluid Links, where we answer your questions about the program, no matter how silly or sublime!
Show notes:

Peter Capaldi…On The Doctor Who Fan Show!
Magician’s Apprentice…Cinema Screening!
Australian Doctor Who Festival…New Guests!
Germany Gets Series 9…In December!
The Doctor’s…Finest!
Berlin…Doctor Who Apple Store Event!
Myth Makers…New Adventures Documentary!
Chasing Shadows…And Missing Episodes!
Jon Pertwee…Documentary!
Long Island Who…New Guests Announced!
Jon Pertwee…Newsreel Wedding Footage!