• Radio Free Skaro #515 – Gallifrey One Is Required

    It's Gallifrey One time! And for the fifth straight year, Radio Free Skaro was proud as punch to open the convention with a live stage show! Revel in the tales of "The Five(ish) Doctors" with Peter Davison! Be enthralled with the writing process with Sarah Dollard and Jamie Mathieson! Hear ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #514 – Station to Station 27

    Gallifrey One! Whether its your first time at the world’s biggest and best fan-run Doctor Who convention, or you’re an old hand at ribbons, Lobbycon, and the occasional panel, there’s something for everyone from February 12-14 at the LAX Marriott in Los Angeles. We’ll be kicking off the con with ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #513 – A Day In The Life Of Big Finish

    Is it true? Is Doctor Who leaving Netflix and Hulu in the US? It certainly appears that way, and the Three Who Rule range from perturbed to sanguine at this development, tempered with speculation on a possible BBC streaming service. Plus there’s news of dolls, coloring books, poorly considered song ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #512 – The New World Order

    The Doctor Who world was rocked this week by the news that Steven Moffat will be stepping down as showrunner, to be replaced by Chris Chibnall, showrunner of Broadchurch and writer of Torchwood, Life on Mars and yes, Doctor Who fame. What did the Three Who Rule think of this ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #511 – Ground Control to Major Tom

    For almost as long as Doctor Who has been around, there have been excited scribes chronicling its triumphs, tragedies, terrors and the finer points of Terileptil husbandry. Chief amongst these chroniclers of Time Lord lore has been Doctor Who Magazine, currently under the expert tutelage of gentleman editor Tom Spilsbury, ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #510 – The Fateful Eight

    This week on Radio Free Skaro, the meat of the matter is an interview in two parts with the Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, the first of which was held at LI Who and the second at Chicago TARDIS! Timey-wimey, and indeed locationy…waitony. Yeah. Also, stats! Yes, the news this week ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #509 – Petronella Candle

    Stats! A nightmare scenario for Warren, and a garden of numbered delights for Steven and Chris, but either way paltry material for the post-series 9, pre-Gally news list. However, this week we have an interview with Petronella Osgood herself, Ingrid Oliver, recorded recently at Chicago TARDIS! Straighten your question mark ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #508 – Code Name Damsel

    It’s Christmas! And in finest non-denominational fashion, the Three Who Rule are celebrating with not only plain red cups from noted purveyors of paganism Starbucks but also have seen “The Husbands of River Song” and have opinions on said…husbandry! Plus just a smidgen of news for you to consume along ...

  • Radio Free Skaro Patreon Special #3: Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. Commentary

    Yes, beloved Patreon subscribers, it's time for a holiday treat(?) as we unleash the commentary to the second of two Dalek films made in the 1960s, 1966's "Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D." onto an unsuspecting internet! Thrill to the adventures of Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, and most importantly, insouciant ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #507 – Slates And Sliders

    It was a slow week for news, and the Three Who Rule thought they were in comfortable and familiar territory by recording a tiny news list on a Thursday...only to be scooped by Gallifrey One guest announcements the next morning! While you won't hear about Michelle Gomez or Ingrid Oliver's ...

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Radio Free Skaro #507 – Click here to listen!

rfs507It was a slow week for news, and the Three Who Rule thought they were in comfortable and familiar territory by recording a tiny news list on a Thursday…only to be scooped by Gallifrey One guest announcements the next morning! While you won’t hear about Michelle Gomez or Ingrid Oliver’s appearance-to-be at the LAX Marriott this February, you will here an epic-length interview with their occasional boss, director Rachel Talalay! Warren sat down with her for the better part of an hour in Vancouver and got the goods on Heaven Sent, Hell Bent and what’s next for the film and tv impresario!
Show notes:

Hell Bent…Final BBC One Viewing Figure!
Husbands of River Song…Premiere Screening!
Steven Moffat…Teases New Writers For Series 10!

Interview:

Rachel…Talalay!

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Radio Free Skaro #506 – Click here to listen!

rfs506It’s the first week of post Doctor Who depression, but the Three Who Rule are soldiering on and giving you stats, comic book news, somewhat confused explanations of role playing games and…and interview with Alex Kingston, from the stage of Chicago TARDIS to your ears. Your cat ears. Don’t worry, it’ll make sense once you listen to the interview. Really.
Show notes:

Hell Bent AI: 82
Final ratings for Heaven Sent
The Husbands of River Song will air on Space at 9pm ET on Christmas Day
The Husbands of River Song, airing in Australia on December 26 at 7:30pm
Press package for The Husbands of River Song
Region 1 DVD release for The Husbands of River Song coming February 23
Scripts for Heaven Sent and Hell Bent available for download
Titan Comics announce ongoing Ninth Doctor series
Updated Doctor Who role playing game with Twelfth Doctor

Interview:

Alex Kingston, recorded at Chicago TARDIS

On December-6-2015 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #505 – Click here to listen!

rfs505Series 9 is over….and what a way to go! Time Lords, Clara, Me, hybrids, mythology, mystery and a certain retro time machine make for some delicious Feels Gumbo on this week’s Radio Free Skaro. From Rachel Talalay’s fine direction to subtle performances from both P-Cap and J-Co and everything in between, this episode had it all, and the Three Who Rule dive deep into “Hell Bent” for you, dear listener. Also discussed is the upcoming “The Husbands of River Song”, and the new line of Doctor Who inspired fashions from Hot Topic!
Show notes:

Hell…Bent!
Heaven Sent…Appreciated!
Face the Raven…Final BBC Viewing Figure!
Christmas Episode…Title!
Christmas Special…BBC Broadcast Time!
Peter Jackson…Directs Who?
Underwater Menace…North American DVD Release Delayed!
Series 9 Part 2…New Artwork!
Funko Pop…Tenth Doctor Regeneration Figure!
Hot Topic…New Doctor Who Clothing Line!
Little Big Planet…Doctor Who Costume Pack!

On November-29-2015 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #504 – Click here to listen!

rfs504The 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 a lead in to….well, you’ll just have to listen to have us (ever so lightly) spoil the upcoming events past “Heaven Sent” and into “Hell Bent.” Plus stats, rumination on the future of television, allusions to the Prisoner, talk of Tom Baker’s cabbage fetish, and more!
Show notes:

Heaven…Sent!
Face the Raven…Appreciated!
Sleep No More…Final BBC Viewing Figure!
Face the Raven…Script!
2015 Christmas Special…Casting Announcement!
Big Finish…War Doctor Clip!
Anthony Read…Died.
BBC Three Moves Online…In February!
Chicago…TARDIS!

On November-22-2015 5 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #503 – Click here to listen!

rfs503And 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 debut, and the return of Rigsy? And, as the Three catch up on various news items of the past couple weeks, what of stats, comics, DVDs and other frip-frap? Next week, Steven calls in from Chicago TARDIS and we look at “Heaven Sent,” the Capaldi one-hander leading into the Series 9 finale. Woot!
Show notes:

Face…The Raven!
Episodes 11 & 12…Are Longer!
Sleep No More…Appreciated!
The Zygon Inversion…Appreciated!
The Zygon Inversion…Final BBC Viewing Figure!
The Zygon Invasion…Final BBC Viewing Figure!
Doctor Who…Popular On SPACE!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Jenna Coleman…Withdraws From Chicago TARDIS!
Eve Myles…Withdraws From Chicago TARDIS!
Tenth Doctor/Donna…Big Finish Clip!
Fourth Doctor/Sarah Jane…Titan Comics!
The Dad Who Fell To Earth…Fictitious Award Nomination!
The Underwater Menace…North American DVD Release?
Series 9 Part Two…North American DVD/BluRay Release!

On November-15-2015 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #502 – Click here to listen!

rfs502Goodbye 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 to the stage in front of a live audience to give ill informed opinions and generally ponce about! (Note: there is a slight buzz for the first six minutes of the recording, but it disappears after that.)
Show notes:

Doctor Who Series 9, Episode 9 “Sleep No More”
Long Island Who!

On November-8-2015 8 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #501 – Click here to listen!

rfs501Warren, 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 to say about it, and the much talked about performance of one Peter Capaldi! Plus news, and an interview with current Doctor Who production designer Michael Pickwoad! Next week, Long Island Who, live (ish) from NYC (ish)!
Show notes:

The Zygon…Inversion!
The Zygon Invasion…Appreciated!
The Woman Who Lived…BBC Viewing Figure!
Doctor Who Festival…New Guests!
Series 10…Is A Full Series!
Doctor Who…As A Pawn!
Patrick Ness…Talks Class!
Series 9…Scripts!
BBC Store…Details!
LEGO…Dimensions!
The Doctor…In The Next LEGO Movie?
LI…Who!

Interview:

Michael…Pickwoad!

On November-1-2015 8 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #500 – Click here to listen!

rfs500THIS…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 Steven live from the colonies to review “The Zygon Invasion,” the first of a two-part sucker-punch starring everyone’s favorite phallic shapeshifters. All this and dollies, Tate and Tennant in audio form and more! Next week, more adventures in England, Wales and parts in between!
Show notes:

The Zygon…Invasion!
The Woman Who Lived…Appreciated!
The Girl Who Died…UK Viewing Figure
Series 10 Development…Underway!
Tennant and Tate…Return For Big Finish!
Underwater Menace…Also On UK iTunes!
New 5″ Action Dollies…Toys R Us UK Exclusives!
Next Wave…Of 3.75″ Action Dollies!
Alex Kingston…At Chicago TARDIS
LI Who…More Guests!
LI Who…Eighth Doctor Comic Variant Cover!

On October-25-2015 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #499 – Click here to listen!

rfs499The 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 was announced as a guest at Gallifrey One? Perhaps the antidote (or “anti-squee”, if you will) is an upcoming K-9 film…co-starring Omega? The mind reels! Anyway, listen on, and look out, England, Steven and Warren are coming to visit you next week!
Show notes:

Doctor Who, Series 9, Episode 6 “The Woman Who Lived”
Is this the last we’ll see of Maisie Williams in Doctor Who?
“The Girl Who Died” AI of 82
“Before The Flood” final ratings: 6.05m
Jamie Mathieson, Rachel Talalay returning to Gallifrey One
Sir John Hurt attending Gallifrey One
Storyboards for “The Day of the Doctor” feature the 9th Doctor
Nothing At The End Of The Lane, Issue 4
New movie “K9: Timequake” coming to theatres in 2017

On October-18-2015 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #498 – Click here to listen!

rfs498Fandom 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 that has plagued us since Deep Breath. Gripping stuff! And a good thing too as the news is very sparse this week, consisting of important action dolly matters and the DVD release of a (more or less) fan film from 20 years ago. Tune in, won’t you?
Show notes:

The Girl…Who Died!
Doctor Who…And The Space Vikings!
Before The Flood…Appreciated!
Under The Lake…UK Final Viewing Figures!
Clara and Eighth Doctor…Action Dollies!
Downtime…On DVD!
Doctor Who…Corgi Cosplay!
Radio Free Skaro at Long Island Doctor Who

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