• 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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Radio Free Skaro #471 – Click here to listen!

rfs471It’s a little early to start talking about Gallifrey One’s next con in 2016..or is it? Not since tickets go on sale on May 4th (10 a.m. Pacific) and the Marriott’s block of hotel room goes on sale a week later on May 11th! And if the world’s greatest convention isn’t your thing, some sweet faux-Target novel covers of Series 8 stories might be to your liking. No? How about some superbly crafted pewter figures of Silurians? Old William Hartnell footage? Calgary Expo news? Not easy to please, are you? Fine, have an interview with Doctor Who composer Murray Gold, then, and hear him talk about creating music for Doctor Who in 2005 and in 2015, and also hear him reveal details about the upcoming Series 8 soundtrack. Ingrate.
Show notes:

Gallifrey One…2016 Ticket Sales!
Gallifrey One…2016 Hotel Block!
Andrew-Mark Thompson’s…Target Novelization Covers!
Doctor Who…Hand-painted Figurines!
Doctor Who…Pewter Figurings!
William Hartnell…In Johnny Come Home!
Arthur Darvill…At Calgary Expo!
Radio Free Skaro…Patreon!


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Radio Free Skaro #405 – Click here to listen!

rfs405Once again the greatest con of cons that has ever conned is here! Yes, Gallifrey One 2014 is mere days away, and the Three Who Rule reprise their official (not really official) Gally preview episode. Cosplay! Writers! Billie Piper! Arthur Darvill! Doctors Six and Eight (and David Banks)! Panels, drinks, friends, and so much more! This week, look forward to daily podcasts as always from Gallifrey One, starting with our live show from Los Angeles on Friday, “Radio Free Skaro: Gallifrey Stands”!
Show Notes:

Gallifrey One…25 Glorious Years!
Gallifrey One…Panel List!
Gallifrey One…Friday schedule!
Gallifrey One…Saturday schedule!
Gallifrey One…Sunday schedule!
Gallifrey One…Autograph/Photos/Kaffeeklatsch schedule!
Gallifrey One…LAX Marriott convention map!
Gallifrey One…Dealers Room map!
Bob Mitsch…Tenth Planet Cyberman costume!

On January-26-2014 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #403 – Click here to listen!

rfs403The Three Who Rule aren’t known for feedback, which is befitting of their hubristic megalomania and general dedication to evil. But in a new feature called Fluid Links, we’ve invited you, the listener, to submit topics of note for us to hash over, debate, pettily argue and break into tears over. Shocking lack of imagination or new era of transparency and openness? You be the judge.

Also news, LEGO, emulated video games, funny books, Gally announcements and DVD releases!

Show Notes:

Arthur Darvill…At Gallifrey One!
Tom Baker…Turns 80!
Tom Baker…Interviewed!
Verity Lambert…Biography!
Peter Capaldi…Fan Art!
J Michael Straczynski…Wants To Write Doctor Who!
Doctor Who Fan Orchestra…50th Anniversary Suite!
Doctor Who Wins…Fictitious National Television Awards!
The Web of Fear…Region 2 DVD Release Date!
Titan…Licensed for Doctor Who comics!
Action Figures…The Next Wave!
Twelfth Doctor…Not Lego!
Eleventh Doctor…Slippers!
Doctor Who…Cards Against Gallifrey!
Doctor Who…Retro Gaming!

On September-30-2012 10 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #330 – Click here to listen!

The Angels Take Manhattan….and, to various degrees, the hearts of Warren, Steven, and Chip the Two Minute Time Lord, who sat in Chris’s stead to review the mid-season finale and the departure of Matt Smith’s near and dear companions, the Ponds. Weeping Statues of Liberty, questions of style vs. substance and what comes next for the series all reared their silent, menacing stone visages before coming to the really terrifying stuff…stats. Add a rant about thigh-less maxi-busts, high praise for Chicks Unravel Time, Chicago TARDIS, and Gel Guard action dolls and you’ve got yourselves three nerds talking about Doctor Who for an hour and change! And now another long wait until new Doctor Who stories grace our screens again…
Show Notes:

The Angels…Take Manhattan!
The Last Days…of the Ponds!
Doctor Who…in the U.S.!
The Angels Take Manhattan…overnight ratings!
The Power of Three…appreciation index!
A Town Called Mercy…final ratings!
Chicks Unravel Time…coming soon!
Doctor Who DVD…Ultimate Gift Box Set!
The Three Doctors…action figure playset!
First Doctor…Maxi-Bust!
Chicago TARDIS…guests announced!
Chip…from Two-Minute Time Lord!

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On September-2-2012 17 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #326 – Click here to listen!

New Doctor Who! Yes, Asylum of the Daleks marked the return of the good Doctor and his erstwhile companions for the first time since last Christmas, and in high style with quite literally EVERY DALEK EVER making an appearance. What did the Three Who Rule think of Asylum? You’ll just have to tune in and find out, but suffice it to say their opinions were less than uniform. All this and Pond Life, an entirely too long rant about the BBC America specials, the universally beloved viewing figure recitation, and much more on this episode of RADIO! FREE! SKARO!
Show Notes:

Asylum of the…Daleks!
Asylum of the Daleks…overnight viewing figures!
Doctor Who…Pond Life!
Next Week…Dinosaurs on a Spaceship!
Mitchell and Webb…in Doctor Who!
Doctor Who comes early…to ABC iView!
Doctor Who comes to New Zealand…September 13!
Doctor Who Series 7a…movie poster artwork!
Doctor Who Series 7a…coming to DVD/Blu-Ray!

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On August-26-2012 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #325 – Click here to listen!

We’re officially into the home stretch toward the return of Doctor Who. After leaving the launch date until late in the game, as the BBC likes to do, it was formalized this past week that Asylum of the Daleks will grace our screens on September 1 (unless you live in Australia). Jubilation and excitement abound, despite the short run of Series 7A, and The Three Who Rule look forward to sinking their teeth into Moffat’s first proper Dalek story… next week. In the mean time, we still have the rest of our Invasion of Time commentary to deliver, as well as the rest of the past week’s news, which for a change is sorta Arthur Darvill-centric. Sit tight as we deliver a Rory-ing good time!
Show Notes:

Asylum of the Daleks…September 1 on BBC One!
Asylum of the Daleks…September 1 on SPACE!
Asylum of the Daleks…September 1 on BBC America!
Asylum of the Daleks…September 8 on ABC1!
Series 7A…New Trailer!
Asylum of the Daleks…”Predator of the Daleks” Trailer!
Arthur Darvill…At Gallifrey One!
Doctor Who Magazine #451…Multiple Covers!
Doctor Who…Fiftieth Anniversary Artwork!
Rory Williams/Pond Action Figure…Finally!
Hugo Awards…Next Weekend!


The Invasion…Of Time!

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On August-20-2012 0 Comments
Guest announcements for the upcoming Gallifrey One convention have thus far come in batches, but a rather big name has been announced as a guest, someone big enough to warrant his own special announcement.

Arthur Darvill has played Rory Williams since the Eleventh Doctor’s era began and will soon see his character exiting from Doctor Who, but he who plays the loveable Rory will be appearing at The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One. As with many guests announced for the next iteration of North America’s largest Doctor Who convention, this will be Arthur’s first appearance, and also the first appearance of one of the main cast from Matt Smith’s era.
Memberships for Gallifrey One are available from the convention website, and currently cost $75 for the entire weekend of programming. We’ll be there as usual, again opening the convention with a live show, and we hope to see you there too!
On July-17-2012 0 Comments

It’s nerdlesque insanity at Video Free Skaro this week, with a peek at Geeks After Dark, the raucous monthly event featuring nerds, booze, burlesque and costumes. This month’s theme was Star Wars, with many a sexy Ewok and Hawaiian shirt clad Boba Fett in attendance.

We interviewed Fairlith Harvey, the organizer of Geeks After Dark, as well as her co-conspirator Cam Russell.

But that’s not all, we’ve also got news from Comic-Con! Truly, it is a great time to be a nerd.

If you like the shirt Warren is wearing, go to damask.ca, and if you’d like to check out Geeks After Dark yourself, head to their Facebook page..

On July-15-2012 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #319 – Click here to listen!

San Diego Comic-Con has become a huge event for the team behind Doctor Who, and this year is no different, with the cast and crew descending upon San Diego to promote the upcoming Series 7, believed to be premiering on BBC America (and most likely BBC One and SPACE) on Saturday, August 25! Stephen Prescott from the Mad Man With A Box podcast drops by to give us his report from the trenches at SDCC. Later, our old friend Josh Zimon (of The Memory Cheats fame) joins the Three Who Rule for the first part of our commentary on The Seeds of Doom. All this and more on another jam packed edition of Radio Free Skaro!
Show Notes:

Doctor Who panel at San Diego Comic-Con…recap!
Asylum of the Daleks…premiering August 25?
Mark Gatiss writes…two episode for Series 7!
Episode 2…title!
Clip synopsis from Episode 3…A Town Called Mercy!
Sonic Screwdriver remote control…coming August 31!
The Ambassadors of Death …coming to Region 2 October 1!
The Ambassadors of Death …coming to Region 1 October 2!
The Claws of Axos Special Edition DVD…coming October 22!
The Claws of Axos…Making Of documentary!
A Mad Man With A Box…Podcast!


The Seeds of…Doom! Parts 1-2!

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On July-1-2012 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #317 – Click here to listen!

A bumper crop of news highlights this week’s episode of RFS as the ramp-up to the new series of Doctor Who continues. San Diego Comic-Con talk, BFI premieres, and several new toys that will be filling the toy boxes and bookcases of child and middle-aged nerd alike. And to top it off, we present our commentary of The War Machines, the 1966 serial that introduced us to the character of “Doctor Who” and a rather far fetched notion of computers connecting to each other across the world into some sort of an international network. There’s nothing quite so dated as our vision of the future, is there?
Show Notes:

Doctor Who panel…at SDCC on July 15!
Matt Smith…at SDCC on July 14!
Asylum of the Daleks…at the BFI!
Steven Moffat…at the Edinburgh TV Festival!
David Warner…in Doctor Who!
Paul Scoones is writing…a book on Doctor Who comics!
Castrovalva…toy playset!
Dalek…retro action figure!
Victory of the Daleks action figures…Comic-Con Exclusive!
Christopher H. Bidmead…clarification!


The…War Machines!

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