• 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #494 – The Boy Who Would Be King

    An 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #493 – Another Brick In The Wall

    One 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #492 – The Log Driver’s Waltz

    With 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 ...

  • 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 ...

On March-6-2011 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #244 – Click here to listen

A week later than intended, the Three Who Rule dive into a commentary this episode with a re-watch of the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas special “A Christmas Carol”. Does it still hold up? Is it Christmassy enough? Too Christmassy? Has the shark won any more fans over? So many questions. Also, news of the week is hashed about, with particular attention paid to some forthcoming DVD releases. Also, boots are mentioning in passing, along with Beth Willis.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Steve Hughes…Directs For Series 6!
Series Six…Begins At Easter?
Doctor Who…On Comic Relief!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…Casting News!
Worlds In Time…Details!
The Final Curtain…First Look!
Ace…DVD Box Set!
Planet Of Giants…On DVD!
The Nightmare Of Eden…On DVD!
The Reign Of Terror…On DVD!
Vengeance On Varos…Revisited On DVD!
Nicholas Courtney…Charity Appeal!


A Christmas…Carol!

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On February-27-2011 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #243 – Click here to listen

The world of Doctor Who lost one of its icons this past week, and all fans are mourning the passing of our beloved Brigadier, Nicholas Courtney. The highs from Gallifrey came crashing down as the news of Courtney’s death hit earlier in the week, and it was only fitting that a Courtney tribute episode be recorded. We welcomed Doctor Who script editor, New Adventures author and Doctor Who Magazine editor, Big Finish producer and life-long Doctor Who fan Gary Russell on the show to reminisce about his experiences with the wonderful Mr. Courtney. Please join us as we remember Sir Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, the man who portrayed him as well as cover the news of the week.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Gareth Roberts…Writes For Series 6!
James Corden…Returns!
David Walliams…Cast!
Doctor Who…MMO!
Planet Of The Spiders…DVD Extras!
Frontios…DVD Extras!
Doctor Who Radio Plays…Box Set!
Doctor Who…Ranked By IGN!
Vincent And The Doctor…Nominated For A Nebula!
A Christmas Carol…Nominated For A Saturn!
Revelation of the Daleks…Action Figures!
Doctor Who…Charity Book!
Nick Courtney…Dies.

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On February-6-2011 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #236 – Click here to listen

As the countdown to Gallifrey One continues (less than two weeks away!), the Three Who Rule tumble in to the collected works of director Colin Teague in this week’s instalment of the Miniscope. Despite Teague’s opprobrious epithet, the Three were pleasantly surprised at his directorial skill which constantly shone over some of the written inspiration he had to work with. Also dealt with was the news of the week, featuring all three hosts blanking on the duties of a recently added Gallifrey One guest (it’s prosthetics – duh).
Show Notes:

Radio Free Skaro in 3-D…at Gallifrey One!
Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
David Walliams…In Doctor Who!
June 2011…North American DVD Releases!
The Daemons…Coming To DVD!
Seeds Of Death…Revisitations DVD Extras!
A Christmas Carol…Soundtrack Track Listing!
Doctor Who…Insider!
SFX Awards…Best TV Show!
SFX Awards…2011 Sci-Fi Phenomenon!
SFX Awards…Best Actor!
SFX Awards…Best Actress!
SFX Awards…Best Collectible!

Miniscope Links (Colin Teague):

The Sound…Of Drums!!
Last Of The…Time Lords!
The Fires…Of Pompeii!

On January-30-2011 8 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #235 – Click here to listen

A very busy week in the world of Doctor Who — including big DVD news and disappointing results at a certain fictitious awards show — is capped off in this latest installment of Radio Free Skaro by not only our look at director Keith Boak in the miniscope but also a visit with Simon & Thomas Guerrier. The Guerriers are responsible for some recent and upcoming bonus material on Classic Doctor Who DVD releases and we talk with the brothers about some of them, especially their award-nominated Race Against Time coming out very soon on the DVD of The Mutants. Join us, won’t you?
Show Notes:

Radio Free Skaro in 3-D…at Gallifrey One!
Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Tachyon TV…Returns!
Jeremy Webb…Directs Series 6!
Nick Hurran…Directs Series 6!
Adam Smith…Returns For Series 6!
Series 6…Comes To Australia!
Ambassadors of Death DVD…Delayed!
The Sun Makers…Flies Solo!
Terror of the Autons…On Region 1 DVD!
Planet of the Spiders…On Region 1 DVD!
Carnival Of Monsters…Revisitations DVD Details!
Carnival Of Monsters…Even More DVD Details!
Resurrection of the Daleks…Revisitations DVD Details!
Resurrection of the Daleks…Even More DVD Details!
Fourth Doctor…Costume T-Shirt!
Fifth Doctor…Costume T-Shirt!
Doctor Who…Character Building!
Doctor Who…Plush Toys!
A Christmas Carol Soundtrack…Delayed!
Fictitious National Television Awards…Results!
National Television Awards…Cutaway!
Lis Sladen…Autobiography!
Terry Nation…Biography!
iOS…iPlayer App!
Doctor Who News Page…Moves!

Interview Links:
Simon Guerrier
Thomas Guerrier

Miniscope Links (Keith Boak):

Aliens…Of London!
World War…Three!

On January-2-2011 3 Comments
Radio Free Skaro #231 – Click here to listen

The first Radio Free Skaro episode of 2011 features the return of the popular Miniscope segments (well, some of you liked them in the past, anyhow) wherein the Three Who Rule discuss the works of a particular writer, director, or some other behind the scenes person in their careers on Doctor Who. Dick Mills, the initial subject for this episode, was bumped to next week (more on that later), so Series 3 director Charles Palmer became a last minute subject. How did his efforts rate with your intrepid hosts? Listen on!
Show Notes:

Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
Radio Free Skaro…on YouTube!
A Christmas Carol…Appreciated!
A Christmas Carol…BBC America Ratings!
A Christmas Carol…Australian Ratings!
Torchwood: The New World…Synopsis!
National Television Awards…Nominations!

Miniscope Links (Charles Palmer):

Smith…And Jones!
The Shakespeare…Code!
The Family…Of Blood!

On December-26-2010 12 Comments
Radio Free Skaro #230 – Click here to listen
2010 was a great year for Doctor Who, and it was capped off by what all three hosts of Radio Free Skaro (and many, many others on the internet) consider to be the finest Doctor Who Christmas Special to date. A Christmas Carol had it all – strong story, superb writing, great performances, and was never in danger of jumping the very rickshaw pulling shark that featured several times in the episode. The Three Who Rule discuss all of this and more with great gusto, and give a few hints of their podcast plans for the year to come…
Show Notes:

A Christmas Carol…on BBC One!
A Christmas Carol…on BBC America!
A Christmas Carol…on SPACE!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
Radio Free Skaro…on YouTube!
A Christmas Carol…Overnight Ratings!
A Christmas Carol…Soundtrack!
The Eleventh Hour…Pwns iPlayer!
Torchwood…Here To Stay?!
Shadows of the Vashta Nerada…Released!

On December-25-2010 1 Comment

The 2010 Doctor Who Christmas special, A Christmas Carol, has now gone out in the UK and US and as mentioned previously in Radio Free Skaro the episode included the usual trailer for the upcoming series. For those who’ve not yet seen the episode but are keen to have a look at what’s in store this Spring, feast your eyes on this:

On December-24-2010 0 Comments

Join Charlie McDonnell of Trock band Chameleon Circuit fame as he visits the set of A Christmas Carol along with the Doctor Who Confidential crew for a four-part series that aired on the BBC Red Button service.

Part one:

Part two:

Part three:

Part four:

On December-19-2010 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #229 – Click here to listen

The stream of commentaries that the Three Who Rule have been unleashing upon the world for the past several months finally concludes with their real-time review of the Series 5 finale The Big Bang. And what an episode to go out on, all three were as admiring of the story as they were when it first went out in June and nothing has changed in the mean time. Also of note, this is Warren’s last episode from China, a nation whose internet connection is almost as dodgy as its human rights record. Next week: new Doctor Who in the form of A Christmas Carol. And we can’t wait, either.
Show Notes:

Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
A Christmas Carol…BFI Screening!
Bill Pullman…Joins Torchwood!
Mekhi Phifer…Joins Torchwood!
Doctor Who…on Thinking Allowed!
The Pandorica Opens…Action Figures!
Resurrection of the Daleks…Action Figures!
Mara Tales…coming to Region 1 DVD!
K-9…Comes To UK DVD!


The Big…Bang!

On December-12-2010 0 Comments

The BBC has aired the a standalone trailer for the upcoming Christmas episode, A Christmas Carol. Don’t wait, watch it! Now!