• Radio Free Skaro #431 – Birth of the Titans

    With San Diego Comic Con looming, roving Radio Free Skaro reporter Warren Frey took it upon himself to interview Andrew James, the editor of the new Doctor Who range at Titan Comics. James spilled the beans on SDCC plans, a Doctor Who Day promotion across the U.S. and the U.K. ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #430 – Limb’s Whims

    It was a week of great tumult in the world of Doctor Who, with the leaking of the first five scripts for Series 8 taking the internet by storm and sending Whovians into spasms of joy, guilt, fear and loathing. Though the scripts have presumably spread far and wide, Who-dom ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #429 – Busy Nothing Hyperspace

    It was an exciting week in the world of Doctor Who, with a new teaser, with news of the return of the Cybermen, the addition of the esteemed Frank Cottrell Boyce to the writers team (plus another female director, Sheree Folkson, joining the production team), and a premiere screening taking ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #428 – Believe It Or Not

    The Series 8 news is slowly building as we hurtle towards August 23rd, the just-announced debut date for Peter Capaldi (aka P-Cap), the 12th (13th?) Doctor in a feature-length adventure called "Deep Breath". But mixed with excitement is disappointment for some fans, as there will be no San Diego Comic ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #427 – The Perils of Tharils

    With no Chris this week, Steven and Warren enlisted the help of erstwhile scribe, podcaster and gentleman japesman Kyle Anderson of the Nerdist, Doctor Who: The Writer's Room, WTF Are You Watching, and Awesomely Bad Movies fame. Much fun was had as news of comics, schedules, and action dollies (oh ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #426 – Telesnap Crackle Pop

    Fancy a Doctor Who historical? Even those that don't exist anymore (for now)? The Three Who Rule certainly did, and so writer John Lucarotti, the scribe behind “Marco Polo,” “The Aztecs,” and “The Massacre (of St. Bartholomew’s Eve)" was the focus of this week’s Miniscope. Warren decided to go down ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #425 – Rupu’s Drag Race

    The randomizer, it has been noted, can be a harsh mistress. Bear that in mind when you cast an ear to our commentary to "Frontios", the somewhat maligned but still intriguing apocalyptic Fifth Doctor tale of hunger, strife, fascism and….giant snails. And if slimy Tractators aren’t your thing, tune in ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #424 – The Day of The Day of the Doctor

    The Three Who Rule tuned their brainwaves to Doctor Who Magazine’s latest poll naming all of our favourite show’s stories from best to worst, along with favourite (and not so favourite) Doctors, companions, and other movers and shakers. Did they agree with the choices of thousands upon thousands of fans? ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #423 – The Life Aquatic with Michael E Briant

    Doctor Who is coming back in August, and the internet has the brief, presumably-Capaldi-silhouette-filled trailer to prove it! But the RFS lads were equally enamoured with a recently released fan trailer of P-Cap and J-Co traipsing around in the rain, made by none other than the mysterious John Smith, who ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #422 – Nobody Slaps Cyril Shaps

    A shocking (O’ the Quawncing Grig) amount of news this week, including the inclusion of Tank Girl director Rachel Talalay as a Series Eight helmer for two episodes, Doctor Who returning to Lanzorate for the aforementioned Series Eight, A Doctor Who comics Humble Bundle, and more! By far the coolest ...

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Radio Free Skaro #424 – Click here to listen!

rfs424The Three Who Rule tuned their brainwaves to Doctor Who Magazine’s latest poll naming all of our favourite show’s stories from best to worst, along with favourite (and not so favourite) Doctors, companions, and other movers and shakers. Did they agree with the choices of thousands upon thousands of fans? Let’s just say there was some dissent in the ranks!

Mere preamble, however, to Fluid Links, where we answer your questions, from the sublime to the silly, about Doctor Who and somewhat less Time Lord related activity. If you’ve ever wanted to know what podcasts Warren listens to, here you go! And let’s be honest, you’re dying to know. Really.

Show Notes:

- Doctor Who…Ranked!
- Rachel Talalay…Interviewed!
- Doctor Who…Has Foxes!
- No Doctor Who…After David Tennant?
- Retro TV…Gets Classic Who!
- An Adventure in Space and Time…Nominated!
- Will Cohen…Interviewed!
- MYSHIRT2014…Skaro Shop (US) Discount!
- MYSHIRT2014…Skaro Shop (UK) Discount!
- L. I. Who…Guest Update!

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Radio Free Skaro #423 – Click here to listen!

rfs423Doctor Who is coming back in August, and the internet has the brief, presumably-Capaldi-silhouette-filled trailer to prove it! But the RFS lads were equally enamoured with a recently released fan trailer of P-Cap and J-Co traipsing around in the rain, made by none other than the mysterious John Smith, who not only created the stellar Wholock trailer that consumed the internet, but also appears in Warren’s own Skaromantic Comedy as the random victim of a comely Dalek lass!

But enough quasi-self-promotion, today’s Miniscope guest is none other than Michael E. Briant, director of “Colony in Space”, “The Sea Devils”, “The Green Death”, “Death to the Daleks”, “Revenge of the Cybermen”, and “The Robots of Death”! Though we included our cogent analysis on said stories, we also went straight to the man himself, with an in-depth interview with Steven about his time on the show, the freedom afforded a television director in the 1970s, and even Briant’s new life as a full-fledged sailor. Avast, ye dogs!

Show Notes:

- Doctor Who…Returns In August!
- Series 8…amazing fan trailer!
- Day of the Doctor…Wins A BAFTA!
- BAFTA…Acceptance Speech and Interview!
- Dominic Glynn’s Gallifrey One Theme Remix…On Sale June 16!
- Extra…Time!
- L. I. Who…Guest Update!

Interview/Miniscope:

- Michael…E. Briant!

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Radio Free Skaro #422 – Click here to listen!

rfs422A shocking (O’ the Quawncing Grig) amount of news this week, including the inclusion of Tank Girl director Rachel Talalay as a Series Eight helmer for two episodes, Doctor Who returning to Lanzorate for the aforementioned Series Eight, A Doctor Who comics Humble Bundle, and more! By far the coolest news of the week, at least for production nerds such as ourselves, was the release by Restoration Team member Paul Vanezis of a behind the scenes video showing the process of cleaning up and transferring the recently discovered film print of Enemy of World. Sprockets! Gears! Troughton on a beach! And speaking of Troughton, this week’s commentary is the all-time classic Tomb of the Cybermen! Sit back, warm up a mug of your favourite beverage, and enjoy as Cyril Shaps and some other people battle the second-deadliest foe in the Whoniverse! We also announce the winner of our RFS Giveaway contest for a signed copy of Paul Cornell’s “The Severed Streets”!
Show Notes:

- Warren’s video…for The Reality Bomb Podcast!
- Rachel Talalay directs…Doctor Who!
- Doctor Who returns…to Lanzarote!
- Frank Skinner guest stars…in Doctor Who!
- Peter Capaldi on the cover…of the Radio Times!
- Doctor Who IDW Comics…available on Humble Bundle!
- New trailers for…Titan Comics’ Doctor Who series!
- 21 Doctor Who locations on…Google Street View!
- Doctor Who restoration video…by Paul Vanezis!
- A profile on…VFX whiz Mike Tucker!
- Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel…on the big screen!
- Just Giving memorial page for Big Finish’s Paul Spragg
- Winner announced for a signed copy…of Paul Cornell’s “Severed Streets”!

Commentary

- The Tomb…of the Cybermen!

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Radio Free Skaro #421 – Click here to listen!

rfs421In one of the slowest news weeks in recorded history, the urge for a good strong session of Fluid Links flowed through the Three Who Rule, who did their darndest to answer the questions of you, the listener, in as snappy and entertaining a manner as possible. As a special bonus, this week we also have an interview with Fairlith Harvey, the artistic director of Geekenders, a nerdlesque/theatre group in Vancouver who will soon remount their production of Don’t Blink, a tribute to every Doctor…with tassels thrown in for good measure. Fairlith discuss not only burlesque but feminism, nerd culture, and the influence of cosplay on burlesque and vice versa. Enjoy!
Show Notes:

- Dominic Glynn’s Doctor Who theme remix…to premiere at Myth Makers!
- Doctor Who music box set available for pre-order…for one more week!
- Engines…of War!
- Win a signed copy…of Paul Cornell’s “Severed Streets”!

Interview

- Fairlith Harvey of…Geekenders!

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Radio Free Skaro #420 – Click here to listen!

rfs420Will someone just rename this the “Pointless Speculation about Star Wars Episode VII Podcast” already? After listening to the opening of this week’s Radio Free Skaro, they might! The Three Who Rule did eventually bring the latest Doctor Who news to the table, along with an interview with writer, script editor and classic series producer Derrick Sherwin, but (mostly due to Warren, as usual) there were many digressions, including unrestrained bile for new Terminator films, studious avoidance of discussion of a certain naughty parody film, and the aforementioned Sturm Und Drang about a certain movie with laser swords coming Xmas 2015. Next week, the return of Fluid Links! Submit your ideas on Twitter using hashtag #FluidLinks and we may just draw it for discussion!
Show Notes:

- Jamie Mathieson…writing for Series 8!
- Peter Harness…writing for Series 8!
- Doctor Who…wins some BAFTAs!
- 97,000 people attend…Calgary Expo!
- One week left in…Doctor Who Music pre-orders!
- Matt Smith cast in a major role in…the new Terminator trilogy!
- Steven Moffat explains…the absence of an Eccleston regeneration scene!
- The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear…on DVD!

Interview:

- Derrick…Sherwin!

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Radio Free Skaro #419 – Click here to listen!

rfs419An exciting time for Doctor Who and other genre fans in southern Alberta as they descended upon the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in their thousands upon thousands to witness, among other events, the Matt Smith and Karen Gillan panel! Our own Steven files his report from the con, including audio from the panel itself! Later, Mark Ayres drops by to talk about the massive 11-disc box set containing music from 50 years of Doctor Who (available for pre-order now!), including shedding some light on those long lost Dudley Simpson tracks that are now available for you to buy! A jam packed episode celebrating a jam packed week in Doctor Who!
Show Notes:

- Naheed…Nenshi!
- Calgary…Expo!
- The Empire…Strips Back!
- Tenth Doctor…New Companion!
- Eleventh Doctor…New Companion!
- Titan Comics…Issue 2 Preview!
- 50 Years…Of Doctor Who Comics!
- British…Pathé!
- Big Chief…Fourth Doctor!
- Doctor Who Soundtrack Box Set…Standard Release!

Interview:

- Mark…Ayres!

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Radio Free Skaro #418 – Click here to listen!

rfs418What derails the Three Who Rule from the week’s news and a gripping Miniscope about classic series director Rodney Bennett? Why, it’s the #firsttargetnovel Twitter discussion from Full Circle scribe and all-around gentleman Andrew Smith! Your hosts thoroughly enjoyed drenching themselves in novelised nostalgia, and look forward to further trips to the fannish past. Eventually, the fellas settle down and talk about the work of Mr. Bennett, who helmed three stories in the Tom Baker era – “The Ark in Space”, “The Sontaran Experiment”, and “The Masque of Mandragora”. But what of the future? What wondrous commentaries and other aural delights are in store for you, dear listener? WHAT!?
Show Notes:

- Doctor Who Celebration…Full Panel With The Doctors!
- Doctor Who Nominated…As Best Of British!
- Doctor Who…On Amazon Prime Video!
- Horror Channel…Doctor Who Launch!
- The Radiophonic Workshop…Plays the Doctor Who Theme Live!
- Classic Doctor Who…DVD Compendium!
- Billie Piper…On The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson!
- 2014…Hugo Award Nominees!

Miniscope:

- Rodney…Bennett!

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This past weekend, the beloved Radiophonic Workshop, in the form of Dick Mills, Peter Howell, Mark Ayres, Roger Limb, Paddy Kingsland, and new addition Kieron Pepper, and hosted by Dr. Matthew Sweet spent a day at Chichester University delivering talks and panels as well as a live performance. While we at Radio Free Skaro were nowhere near the event, much as we’d have enjoyed it, thankfully some wonderful people who were there have shared their experience online.

Jo Eyre, an associate lecturer at the university who worked with the Workshop for the event, provided a plethora of photos from the panels, as well as some wonderful shots of the Workshop team performing their concert. It looked like an amazing experience, and our jealousy extends to everyone lucky enough to attend.

Additionally, Tim Fitzgerald posted a video of the Radiophonic Workshop doing a live performance of the Doctor Who theme. Take a look!

The event blog has a lot more stuff too, all worth checking out. What an amazing day it must have been!

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Radio Free Skaro #417 – Click here to listen!

rfs417Pertwee! Jo! Troughton the younger! An incontinent skull! With a cast like that it can only be the Three Who Rule’s commentary on “The Curse of Peladon”! Watch a prince in short pants fight a revolution, superstition and a questionable monster suit in this Third Doctor…classic? Also, news and discussion, including the exciting news that Matt Smith and Karen Gillan are coming to Calgary Expo! And….well, you know the drill. Listen!
Show Notes:

- Matt Smith…At Calgary Expo!
- Ben Miller…Guest Stars In Series 8!
- Wallowing…In Our Own Weltschmerz!
- Derrick Sherwin…Memoir!
- Titan Comics…Preorders!
- Big Finish…Doctor Four, Series Four!
- Doctor Who Lego…Second Set In Review!
- Doctor Who Magazine…Wins A Fictitious Award!
- BAFTA…Nominations!
- Martin Friend…Died.

Commentary:

- The Curse…Of Peladon!

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Radio Free Skaro #416 – Click here to listen!

rfs416Sadly, a trio of recent deaths in the Doctor Who world lead off this week’s episode, as we remember the contributions of writer/actor Glyn Jones, director Derek Martinus, and the Rani herself, Kate O’Mara. But with new Doctor Who still months away, trickles of information are beginning to emerge as to the shape of Series Eight, including returning writers (Gareth Roberts), new actors (Tom Riley) and…well, that’s about it. It’s only April! One thing you won’t have to wait for is the return of Fluid Links, where the Three Who Rule once again take your questions about the show and use their tiny mind-computers to formulate opinions. Next week, it’s another classic series commentary with “The Curse of Peladon”! Whee!
Show Notes:

- Glyn Jones…1931-2014.
- Derek Martinus…1931-2014.
- Kate O’Mara…1939-2014.
- Gareth Roberts…writing for Series 8!
- Episode 6…filming now!
- Tom Riley…guest stars!
- BBC iPlayer…available of 30 days!
- The War Doctor…figurine!
- K-9…slippers!
- Twelfth Doctor…T-shirts!
- Monster Day Out at…the Doctor Who Experience!
- Radio Free Skaro on…Blue Box Podcast!
- Chris talks about “The Ark” on…TARDIS Tavern!

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