• 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 ...

  • 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 ...

On February-9-2014 0 Comments

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!
- Pond…Life!
- 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!

Commentary:

- 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!

Commentary:

- 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!

Commentary:

- The…War Machines!

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On May-13-2012 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #310 – Click here to listen!

It’s a time of endings on this week’s episode of Radio Free Skaro. Not only did the past week see the end of Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in their roles as the Ponds, at least as far as filming goes, it also saw the end of the Upper Boat studio being the home of Doctor Who. To cap it all off, the Three Who Rule talk all over the first four episodes of Inferno, the last story to (prominently) feature the frankly awesome Liz Shaw. But it’s also a time for new beginnings as the announcement of the Series 7 premiere is discussed. Every week that passes is one week closer to NEW! DOCTOR! WHO!
Show Notes:

- Series 7…Premiere Screening!
- Upper Boat Studio…sets sail!
- It’s a wrap for…Arthur Darvill!
- It’s a wrap for…Karen Gillan!

Commentary:

- Inferno…Parts 1-4!

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