• Radio Free Skaro 482 – Once Upon A Time In America

    In 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #481 – Tin Can Danny

    The 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #480 – The Talons of Dr. Chang

    News! 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #479 – Run Forest Run

    Like 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #478 – Shallow Grave

    The 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #477 – Sarcopha-Gus

    If 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #476 – Ravolox and Bagels

    We 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #475 – In Praise of Fangirls

    It 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #474 – Mayhem of the Mooninites

    As 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #473 – The Invisible Enemies

    What’s better than a commentary of the Series 8 episode "The Caretaker" with The Memory Cheats co-host Josh Zimon joining the Three Who Rule? Very little…except Wife in Space impresario Neil Perryman joining Warren and Steven for a look at the news! Yes, it’s a bumper crop of guest stars, ...

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Radio Free Skaro #473 – Click here to listen!

rfs473What’s better than a commentary of the Series 8 episode “The Caretaker” with The Memory Cheats co-host Josh Zimon joining the Three Who Rule? Very little…except Wife in Space impresario Neil Perryman joining Warren and Steven for a look at the news! Yes, it’s a bumper crop of guest stars, walk ons, and non-Canadian opinions as these two podcast titans bump the quality up a notch, or at least negate the enormous drag factor of faux-humble Canucks. Can you contain your excitement and or relief? Tune in and find out!
Show notes:

Producer Derek Ritchie provides a Series 9 production update
A new monster for Series 9
Steven Moffat interviewed by his son
Rex Robinson (1926-2015)
Peter Howell (1919-2015)
Frontios audiobook, as read by Christopher Hamilton Bidmead
Guest: Neil Perryman

Commentary:
The Caretaker
Josh Zimon from The Memory Cheats

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Radio Free Skaro #472 – Click here to listen!

rfs472In what may be a new record for top-of-the-show off-topic banter, much hashing out of the new Star Wars trailer (of course) occurred, along with Steven’s descent into schedule and archived newspaper madness, wherein he charts out exactly when he (and by extension the other Two Who Rule) began watching Doctor Who on KSPS, the semi-local PBS station. Besides this lunacy, much discussion was had of a Series 8 soundtrack release (3 discs!), Dominic Glynn’s excellent Ravalox Remixes of his original scores for 80s Who, Christopher Eccleston’s recent comments on why he and Doctor Who parted ways, and much, much more! And! We also have Jono Park from the Zeus Pod podcast for a commentary on Time Heist! Can you stand the excitement?! Probably not, no.
Show notes:

Christopher Eccleston…Talks To The Radio Times!
Christopher Eccleston…Talks To Radio 4!
Wikileaks…Doctor Who Movie Documents!
David Tennant’s Doctor…On Disney XD!
Series 8…Soundtrack!
Big Finish…First Doctor Companion Chronicles!
The Art…Of Doctor Who!
Daleks…DVD Compilation!
Ravolox Remixes…Trailer!
Ravolox Remixes…Pre-order!
Doctor Who…Rockie Award Nominee!

Commentary:
Time…Heist!
Jono Park…From Zeus Pod!

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Radio Free Skaro #471 – Click here to listen!

rfs471It’s a little early to start talking about Gallifrey One’s next con in 2016..or is it? Not since tickets go on sale on May 4th (10 a.m. Pacific) and the Marriott’s block of hotel room goes on sale a week later on May 11th! And if the world’s greatest convention isn’t your thing, some sweet faux-Target novel covers of Series 8 stories might be to your liking. No? How about some superbly crafted pewter figures of Silurians? Old William Hartnell footage? Calgary Expo news? Not easy to please, are you? Fine, have an interview with Doctor Who composer Murray Gold, then, and hear him talk about creating music for Doctor Who in 2005 and in 2015, and also hear him reveal details about the upcoming Series 8 soundtrack. Ingrate.
Show notes:

Gallifrey One…2016 Ticket Sales!
Gallifrey One…2016 Hotel Block!
Andrew-Mark Thompson’s…Target Novelization Covers!
Doctor Who…Hand-painted Figurines!
Doctor Who…Pewter Figurings!
William Hartnell…In Johnny Come Home!
Arthur Darvill…At Calgary Expo!
Radio Free Skaro…Patreon!

Interview:
Murray…Gold!

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Radio Free Skaro #470 – Click here to listen!

rfs470Every day Peter Capaldi proves himself more and more of a Doctor Who fanboy, and his latest japes at the Doctor Who experience are but the first bit of good news this week, including free comic books, new Big Finish, Dominic Glynn remixes, and more! But the showcase of the episode is an interview with Verity! podcaster and author Liz Myles, who has co-edited a book of essays called “Companion Piece” all about the good Doctor’s friends and assistants. We also have a bonus interview from Warren at Vancouver Fan Expo with Jamie Gervais, digital artist and all around good egg. Enjoy!
Show notes:

The Girl Who Died…And The Woman Who Lived!
Doctor Who…Five More Years?
More Peter Capaldi…From The Doctor Who Experience!
Doctor Who…Legal BitTorrents!
The New Who…Programme Guide!
Free Comic Book Day…Doctor Who Preview!
Big Finish Fourth Doctor Adventures…Continue Through 2017!
Dominic Glynn…Myth Maker!
Radiophonic Workshop…At The Southbank Centre!
Big Chief…TARDIS!
Listen…Gets A Hugo Nomination!
Fan Expo…Vancouver!
Long Island…Geek!
Radio Free Skaro…Patreon!

Interview:
Liz…Myles!
Companion…Piece!

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Radio Free Skaro #469 – Click here to listen!

rfs469Happy post-10th Who birthday, everyone! What with Peter Capaldi visiting the Doctor Who Experience and entertaining children with birthday cakes and charm, it’s easy to forget that other things were happening in the world of Who this week, like Big Finish announcing they’ll be making their audio adventures until at least 2020, or a mad genius 3D printing a bust of the aforementioned Mr. Capaldi. All mere preamble though, as this week we bring you an interview with biographer Richard Marson, who is following up his excellent book on John Nathan-Turner with “Drama and Delight: The Life of Verity Lambert.” Intrigued? Then lend us the use of your aural cavities for an hour and change!
Show notes:

Cast & Crew…10th Birthday Messages!
Peter Capaldi…Remembers Rose!
Capaldi…At The Doctor Who Experience!
Peter Capaldi…Sings Happy Birthday!
A Decade of Doctor Who…By John Smith!
Doctor Who Magazine 485…Variant Covers!
Big Finish License…Renewed!!
Big Finish…Adapts More Novels!
Doom…Coalition!
Doctor Who Legacy…Bigger on the Inside!
Series 9…Computing Tie-in!
Doctor Who…Nominated For A Crafty!
Peter Capaldi…3D-Printed Bust!
A Bus Called…JNT!
Radio Free Skaro…Patreon!

Interview:
Richard…Marson!
Drama and Delight: The Life of Verity Lambert!

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Radio Free Skaro #468 – Click here to listen!

rfs468Ten years ago, a dream came true for many long-time fans of Doctor Who. A show long feared dead returned, stronger and better than ever….but in order for that to happen, many talented people had to come together in front of the camera and behind the scenes for a show no-one yet believed in. Director Joe Ahearne was one such individual, directing five Eccleston-era stories and witness to the chaos of that first season. He spoke to us about those days, his experiences working with Eccleston and RTD, and more! We also have snippets from press conferences held at the time, to give you more of a flavor of the atmosphere as the clock counted down to the return of Doctor Who. Happy anniversary, everyone!
Show notes:

Series 9…Block 3 Now Filming!
Mark Gatiss…Writing For Series 9!
Peter Capaldi…In 5 Console Rooms!
Radio Times…Ten Years Top Ten!
The Cybermen…DVD Set!
Mac And Me…In Manchester!
Radio Free Skaro…Patreon!

Interview/Archive Footage:
Joe…Ahearne!
Christopher…Eccleston!
Russell T…Davies!
Julie…Gardner!

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Radio Free Skaro #467 – Click here to listen!

rfs467Steven, Warren and Chip are back this week with a news list that could charitably be described as anemic, though it also covers the charitable doings of one Peter Capaldi and goes from Comic Relief to comic books to conventions and…well, not a lot more. It is the slow time for Doctor Who, after all. BUT! There is also a commentary track for Episode 4 of Series 8, “Listen”, featuring Steven, Warren, Chris and Telos AM co-host (and host of Colour Separation Overlay!) and all around fine gentleman Lindsey Mayers, examining the finer points of monsters, blankets and the end of the universe!
Show notes:

Peter Capaldi in Malawi recently for Comic Relief
Michelle Gomez coming to Timegate in Atlanta
The Horror Channel, home of classic Doctor Who in the UK, moving to Freeview
Titan Comics’ The Ninth Doctor Series Issue #1 coming April 1
BBC launches flagship UK-wide initiative to inspire a new generation with digital technology
Hugh Walters (1939-2015)
Chip Sudderth of Two-Minute Time Lord

Commentary:

Listen
Lindsey Mayers

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Radio Free Skaro #466 – Click here to listen!

rfs466The Two Who Rule and Chip are back, with a somewhat sparse but interesting news list featuring a fascinating Steven Moffat interview in the latest Doctor Who Magazine, a Capaldi plushie (henceforth referred to as CuddlePaldi), news of the BBC spinning off a studio division, a truly excrable survey of Doctor Who viewers circa 1988, and (not much) more! But the meat of the matter is a commentary featuring not only the regular RFS crew but also the inestimable Graeme Burk, author and Reality Bomb impressario. Band of brothers, fighting together!
Show notes:

Jenna Coleman was planning to leave at the end of Series 8
Steven Moffat interview in Doctor Who Magazine #484
BBC hiving off productions to new “BBC Studios”
Den of Geek links to BBC archive of 1988 audience survey
David Gerrold’s Doctor Who vs. Star Trek comic
New Doctor Comics issues for March from Titan Comics
Twelfth Doctor Talking Plushie
Chip Sudderth of Two-Minute Time Lord

Commentary:

Robot of Sherwood
Graeme Burk

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Radio Free Skaro #465 – Click here to listen!

rfs465It was a sad week for genre fans, with the passing of Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy into the starry night, and though it isn’t strictly Doctor Who, it was the opinion of this week’s RFS crew of Warren, Steven and Chip (Chris is on an Away Team mission) that it behooved them to pay tribute to a man who for many acted as our gateway into fandom. Doctor Who wasn’t without loss this week with the passing of Barry Newbery, one of the program’s most prolific designers and the man behind the beloved (by Warren) secondary TARDIS control room. But it wasn’t all sadness…there’s also Daleks! Let’s all get real close to those pesky pepperpots, with the help of the RFS regulars and guest commentator David Hooie of the “Hoo on Who” podcast as they venture forth….Into the Dalek!
Interviews:

Doctor Who…filming in Tenerife!
Designer Barry Newbery (1927-2015)
BFI Announces Event for…Verity Lambert!
UK Parliament Debates…the BBC License Fee!
“The Day of the Doctor” simulcast record…soon to be beaten!
Fan made LEGO TARDIS interior…is awesome!
Chip Sudderth…of Two-Minute Time Lord

Commentary:

Into…the Dalek!
David…Hooie!

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Radio Free Skaro #464 – Click here to listen!

rfs464Fighting off con crud, sleeplessness and the ever-present post Gallifrey One blues, the Three Who Rule were joined by fourth Beatle Chip of Two Minute Time Lord fame for the news, and by author and televisual scholar John Williams for a commentary of “Deep Breath”, the first of our Series 8 commentaries that will hopefully enthrall and entertain you over the coming weeks! Truly an occasion for many numerals and capital letters in an episode write up.
Interviews:

Gallifrey One…2016 Ticket Changes
Missy…Returns!
Hettie Macdonald…Directs!
Episode 2…Titled!
UNIT…Extinction!
Paul Cornell…Writes For Titan Comics!
City of Death Novelisation…Release Date!
Doctor Who…Funko Pops!
Reeltime…Returns!
Radiophonic Workshop Era…Synthesizer Restoration!

Commentary:

Deep…Breath!
John…Williams!

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