• Radio Free Skaro #441 – Officer’s Mess

    When we found out that Gareth Roberts was the scribe behind “The Caretaker,” we all expected a rompity-romp-romp, much like “The Lodger” and “Closing Time.” And while this story did have rompy moments, it was also funny, touching and filled with nice character touches that you’ll only find out about ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #440 – All Hail The Great Architect

    The beauty of Doctor Who is that it can be any story, anywhere and anywhen…and yet inexplicably there’s never really been a heist episode. Well, no longer! “Time Heist,” by writer Steve Thompson of “Curse of the Black Spot” and “Journey to the Center of the TARDIS" (ahem) fame. Did ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #439 – For What It’s Worth

    As showrunner for Doctor Who, Steven Moffat is mostly known for beginnings and endings of series, but this week the Moff brought us “Listen,” a standalone story that delves into beginnings, endings and fear itself. So, did Moffat overload the story with his personal tropes, take the show in an ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #438 – Rocket Robin Hood

    Robin Hood! Robots! Shenanigans! Etc! Things took a turn for the romp-y in “Robot of Sherwood,” the latest episode of Doctor Who, but what did the usually taciturn and P-Cap-ian Three Who Rule think? Eh? Listen as the three acerbic grouchwads expound upon the story in question and also reflect ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #437 – Death to the Daleks

    The first proper P-Cap story, where he’s out of bed and sassing off to soldiers, Daleks and everyone in between, has arrived on our TV screens, tablets, laptops and eyeballs. You’d think after years of Dalek stories the well would be dry, but in fact….well, you’ll just have to listen ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #436 – Planet of the Pudding Brains

    After months of waiting, feverish panic, speculation, madness, leaked scripts, world tours and other such lunacy, the first episode of Doctor Who, Series 8, titled “Deep Breath”, is upon us. You know what that means? Stats! So, so many stats. And, to a lesser extent, the opinions of Steven, Warren ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #435 – Into The Darkness

    Only one week to go until the premiere of Series 8, or as Warren (and no-one else) terms it, 8mageddon, and there’s news of trailers, radio trailers, misguided Tom Baker biopics, Doctor Who world tours and more. But more importantly, Friend of the Show, all around fine gent and writer ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #434 – We Sing In Praise of Total War

    Newsmageddon continues! With only two weeks to go before the premiere of Deep Breath across the planet, the Doctor Who hype machine is in full swing, from the world tour making it’s way through the UK before heading overseas to early reviews of the premiere episode (all spoiler-free, of course.) ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #433 – I Eat The Celery

    "Morgus! You stinking offal! Look at me!" Yes, a day long anticipated by the Three Who Rule Has finally arrived as they were privileged to tackle the all-time classic The Caves of Androzani as a commentary. While they had long feared such a task would devolve into silent slack jawed amazement, ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #432 – Down and Out in San Diego

    With San Diego Comic Con’s annual media megashow winding down, Radio Free Skaro brought in a Special Report from Nerdist editor and all around fine fellow Kyle Anderson as our man on the scene to let us know about the Big! Who! News! almost live from the source. Well, it ...

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!
International…iPlayer!
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!

Commentary:

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!
Gallifrey…One!
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!
Gallifrey…One!
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!
Kid-Controlled…Dalek!
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):

Rose!
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!
Gallifrey…One!
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!
Human…Nature!
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!

Commentary:

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!

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