• 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 ...

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!