• 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 #493 – Click here to listen!

rfs493One 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 the Who-o-sphere, including a new Game Maker app coming soon from the BBC, Time Squad dollies to adorn your desk or crying chamber, and other fun bric-a-brac. And speaking of bricks, our feature interview this week is with Pete Hickman, BBC Worldwide Producer of Digital Entertainment and Games and driving force behind the Doctor Who portion of LEGO Dimensions! Build high for happiness!
Show notes:

The Magician’s Apprentice…Prologue!
The Magician’s Apprentice…Prologue on BBC America!
The Magician’s Apprentice…BBC One Broadcast Time!
Series 9…Cardiff Premiere!
Series 9…New York City Premiere!
The Witch’s Familiar…Synopsis!
Series 9…Simulcast on ABC iView!
Series 9…Premiere in New Zealand!
Series 9 Part One…DVD/BluRay Artwork!
Peter Capaldi…Directing Veep!
Doctor Who Game Maker…Debuts September 15!
Second Twelfth Doctor…5″ Action Dolly!
Time Squad…Next Wave!
Big Chief Studios…Ninth Doctor!
Gwen and Rhys…Return In Big Finish Torchwood!
Big Finish Torchwood…Second Series!
BBC iPlayer…To Open To Third Party Content!
Jenna Coleman…Edmonton Expo Panel!
Chicago TARDIS…Guest Update!


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Radio Free Skaro #485 – Click here to listen!

rfs485Guest announcements for Gallifrey One and Chicago TARDIS! LEGO Doctor Who talk! Capaldi dolly banter! Warren becoming enraged by Star Trek: Into Darkness and almost saying a naughty word! Yes, it’s business as usual again here at Radio Free Skaro headquarters after the madness that was San Diego Comic-Con, but lo, we also have something special this week, the return of Nerdist scribe Kyle Anderson, who joins us for a commentary of the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas special “Last Christmas”! What better time than mid-July to get into the holiday spirit…of nightmares!
Show notes:

Doctor Who…Popular!
Series 10…Officially Confirmed!
Gallifrey One…Guest Announcement!
Doctor Who Festival…More Guests!
Jenna Coleman…At Chicago TARDIS!
5″ Capaldi…Available In September!
LEGO Dimensions…Multiple Doctors!
LEGO Dimensions…Multiple TARDIS Console Rooms!
Series 8 Finale…3D Blu-Ray?
Berlin Doctor Who Event…Downloadable Free!
Ianto Jones…Returns to Torchwood!
A Peculiar Effect…On The BBC!
Two-minute Time Lord…Talks BBC With Toby Hadoke!
Olaf Pooley…Died.
Dr. Who and the Daleks Commentary…Coming Soon!


On July-12-2015 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #484 – Click here to listen!

484Nerd Christmas! Yes, San Diego Comic-Con is wrapping up for another year, but you can keep your Batmans and your Supermans and your Deadpools and your WHO CARES NEW DOCTOR WHO TRAILER! LEGO DIMENSIONS WITH ALL THE DOCTORS! And most importantly, 5.5 INCH P-CAP DOLLY! Of course there was much more news from San Diego of interest to Doctor Who aficionados, and we also have an on-the-spot report from gentleman scribe Kyle Anderson of the Nerdist, who was on the ground at Hall H for the entire con! Whee!
Show notes:

Series 9…Trailer!
Series 9…Begins September 19!
Doctor Who…San Diego Comic-Con Panel!
Peter Capaldi…On Conan!
SPACE…Confirms Day & Date Series 9 Broadcasts!
Episode 9…Written By Mark Gatiss!
Summary…of Series 9 Info!
Series 9…Has Vikings On A Spaceship!
LEGO Dimensions…Doctor Who Set Comes Out November 3!
Capaldi, Coleman and Gomez…Voices In LEGO Dimensions!
LEGO Dimensions…Trailer!
LEGO Dimensions…Gameplay!
Upcoming…Action Dollies!
Eighth Doctor Comics Miniseries…Coming In October!
BBC…Online Shop!
Terrance Dicks…Receives Lifetime Achievement Award!

San Diego…Comic-Con!

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Radio Free Skaro #467 – Click here to listen!

rfs467Steven, Warren and Chip are back this week with a news list that could charitably be described as anemic, though it also covers the charitable doings of one Peter Capaldi and goes from Comic Relief to comic books to conventions and…well, not a lot more. It is the slow time for Doctor Who, after all. BUT! There is also a commentary track for Episode 4 of Series 8, “Listen”, featuring Steven, Warren, Chris and Telos AM co-host (and host of Colour Separation Overlay!) and all around fine gentleman Lindsey Mayers, examining the finer points of monsters, blankets and the end of the universe!
Show notes:

Peter Capaldi in Malawi recently for Comic Relief
Michelle Gomez coming to Timegate in Atlanta
The Horror Channel, home of classic Doctor Who in the UK, moving to Freeview
Titan Comics’ The Ninth Doctor Series Issue #1 coming April 1
BBC launches flagship UK-wide initiative to inspire a new generation with digital technology
Hugh Walters (1939-2015)
Chip Sudderth of Two-Minute Time Lord


Lindsey Mayers

On March-8-2015 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #466 – Click here to listen!

rfs466The Two Who Rule and Chip are back, with a somewhat sparse but interesting news list featuring a fascinating Steven Moffat interview in the latest Doctor Who Magazine, a Capaldi plushie (henceforth referred to as CuddlePaldi), news of the BBC spinning off a studio division, a truly excrable survey of Doctor Who viewers circa 1988, and (not much) more! But the meat of the matter is a commentary featuring not only the regular RFS crew but also the inestimable Graeme Burk, author and Reality Bomb impressario. Band of brothers, fighting together!
Show notes:

Jenna Coleman was planning to leave at the end of Series 8
Steven Moffat interview in Doctor Who Magazine #484
BBC hiving off productions to new “BBC Studios”
Den of Geek links to BBC archive of 1988 audience survey
David Gerrold’s Doctor Who vs. Star Trek comic
New Doctor Comics issues for March from Titan Comics
Twelfth Doctor Talking Plushie
Chip Sudderth of Two-Minute Time Lord


Robot of Sherwood
Graeme Burk

On March-1-2015 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #465 – Click here to listen!

rfs465It was a sad week for genre fans, with the passing of Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy into the starry night, and though it isn’t strictly Doctor Who, it was the opinion of this week’s RFS crew of Warren, Steven and Chip (Chris is on an Away Team mission) that it behooved them to pay tribute to a man who for many acted as our gateway into fandom. Doctor Who wasn’t without loss this week with the passing of Barry Newbery, one of the program’s most prolific designers and the man behind the beloved (by Warren) secondary TARDIS control room. But it wasn’t all sadness…there’s also Daleks! Let’s all get real close to those pesky pepperpots, with the help of the RFS regulars and guest commentator David Hooie of the “Hoo on Who” podcast as they venture forth….Into the Dalek!

Doctor Who…filming in Tenerife!
Designer Barry Newbery (1927-2015)
BFI Announces Event for…Verity Lambert!
UK Parliament Debates…the BBC License Fee!
“The Day of the Doctor” simulcast record…soon to be beaten!
Fan made LEGO TARDIS interior…is awesome!
Chip Sudderth…of Two-Minute Time Lord


Into…the Dalek!

On February-1-2015 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #459 – Click here to listen!

rfs459With Gallifrey One looming ever closer, the Three Who Rule looked far and wide for news, and found very little, other than the discovery of a lost Desert Island Discs from 1965 starring none other than one William Hartnell, and of course the long-awaited release of Seasons of War, the unofficial War Doctor Anthology in support of the Cauldwell Chirldren’s charity helping UK kids with autism. But all this was mere preamble to Color Separation Overlay, a new pilot project from Lindsey Mayers, and featuring Dennis Slade, Izis Mollinedo and our own Steven to talk about race and representation in Doctor Who. Put on your thinking caps and enjoy!
Show Notes:

Gallifrey One…Guest Updates!
William Hartnell…Desert Island Discs!
Chicago TARDIS…Panel Videos!
Seasons of War…Short Film!

Colour Separation Overlay panelists:

Lindsey Mayers
Dennis Slade
Izis Mollinedo

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Radio Free Skaro #451 – Click here to listen!

rfs451With the Three Who Rule firmly back in place and order restored to the galaxy, there was great rejoicing and much waffling about next to nothing, not to mention the controversial and wrong headed use of the terms “P-Cap”, “J-Co,” and “S-Claw.” in reference to the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special “Last Christmas”. But wait! The main feature is an interview with Mickey Smith himself, Noel Clarke, by our very own Steven recorded live on stage at Chicago TARDIS. And and and….nerd rage from Warren about the highly important matter of the 3.75 inch dolly. Blasphemy!
Show Notes:

Last Christmas…Synopsis!
Last Christmas…BBC Broadcast Time!
BBC America…Confirms Last Christmas Broadcast!
Last Christmas…On UK Home Video!
Last Christmas…On North American Home Video!
Doctor Who: Series 8…on Blu-Ray!
Underwater Menace…Still Due On DVD!
Stuart Manning Posters…Available For Purchase!
3.75″ Action Dollies…December 2014 Wave!
Doctor Who…History Collection!
Doctor Who…On CraveTV!
Long Island Who…3!


On October-19-2014 6 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #444 – Click here to listen!

rfs444Doctor Who is often at its best when it mixes domesticity with the fantastical, and the Jamie Mathieson penned, Douglas Mackinnon directed “Flatline” was no exception, if the rapturous reception (spoilers) of the Three Who Rule for this week’s episode is anything to go by. Thrill to their enthusiasm! Enjoy their musings! Agree with them or else! All that passive-aggressive goodness and the usual stats, tat and flibbity flap awaits!
Show Notes:

Jamie Mathieson…Flatline Blog Post!
Jamie Mathieson…Another Blog Post!
Jamie Mathieson…Posts On His Blog Again!
Jamie Mathieson…Twitter Q&A!
In The Forest Of The Night…Trailer Oopsie?
Flatline…BBC One Overnights!
Mummy On The Orient Express…Appreciated!
Mummy On The Orient Express…Final BBC One Ratings!
Kill The Moon…BBC One Final Ratings!
Dark Water…Synopsis!
An Adventure In Space And Time…Emmy Nomination!
Michael Hayes…Dies.
Tom Spilsbury…Talks Spoilers!
Doctor Who Magazine…479!
New Sixth Doctor…Big Finish Companion!
Seven Moffat…At MIPCOM!
Peter Capaldi…At Project Motormouth 3!
Doctor Who…Anatomy Of A Hit!
Waris Hussein…Awarded!
Doctor Who Book…Reprints!
Lalla Ward…Wrote A(nother) Book!
Seventh Doctor…Umbrella!
BBC…Genome Project!

On October-5-2014 11 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #442 – Click here to listen!

rfs442“Kill the Moon,” this week’s episode of Doctor Who, has proven to be one of the most divisive in recent memory, with fandom loving it or despising it but certainly not dismissing it. Was it the “game changer” showrunner Steven Moffat made it out to be? Has Peter Capaldi’s Doctor plumbed the dark depths of jerkery, and was he justified in doing so? So many questions for the Three Who Rule to muddle through and cogitate upon! And they do! Oh yes and there are some stats as well, but then you’d expect that, wouldn’t you?
Show Notes:

Kill…The Moon!
Kill The Moon…BBC One Overnights!
2014 Christmas Special…Wraps Filming!
BBC Logo Taken Down…From Television Centre!
The Caretaker…Appreciated!
Time Heist…Final BBC One Ratings!
The Caretaker…Final BBC One Ratings!
Time Heist…UK Chart Position!
The Mummy on the Orient Express…8:35 BBC One Start Time!
Maggie Stables…Died.
Doctor Who Experience…Reopens October 24!
Lalla Ward…Does Doctor Who Voiceover Work!
Retro TV…To Air The Mind of Evil in Colour!
Minister of Chance…Kickstarter!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Who Party Toronto…Welcomes Phil Ford!
Edmonton Expo…Attendance!
Support Radio Free Skaro…on Patreon!