• Radio Free Skaro #515 – Gallifrey One Is Required

    It's Gallifrey One time! And for the fifth straight year, Radio Free Skaro was proud as punch to open the convention with a live stage show! Revel in the tales of "The Five(ish) Doctors" with Peter Davison! Be enthralled with the writing process with Sarah Dollard and Jamie Mathieson! Hear ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #514 – Station to Station 27

    Gallifrey One! Whether its your first time at the world’s biggest and best fan-run Doctor Who convention, or you’re an old hand at ribbons, Lobbycon, and the occasional panel, there’s something for everyone from February 12-14 at the LAX Marriott in Los Angeles. We’ll be kicking off the con with ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #513 – A Day In The Life Of Big Finish

    Is it true? Is Doctor Who leaving Netflix and Hulu in the US? It certainly appears that way, and the Three Who Rule range from perturbed to sanguine at this development, tempered with speculation on a possible BBC streaming service. Plus there’s news of dolls, coloring books, poorly considered song ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #512 – The New World Order

    The Doctor Who world was rocked this week by the news that Steven Moffat will be stepping down as showrunner, to be replaced by Chris Chibnall, showrunner of Broadchurch and writer of Torchwood, Life on Mars and yes, Doctor Who fame. What did the Three Who Rule think of this ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #511 – Ground Control to Major Tom

    For almost as long as Doctor Who has been around, there have been excited scribes chronicling its triumphs, tragedies, terrors and the finer points of Terileptil husbandry. Chief amongst these chroniclers of Time Lord lore has been Doctor Who Magazine, currently under the expert tutelage of gentleman editor Tom Spilsbury, ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #510 – The Fateful Eight

    This week on Radio Free Skaro, the meat of the matter is an interview in two parts with the Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, the first of which was held at LI Who and the second at Chicago TARDIS! Timey-wimey, and indeed locationy…waitony. Yeah. Also, stats! Yes, the news this week ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #509 – Petronella Candle

    Stats! A nightmare scenario for Warren, and a garden of numbered delights for Steven and Chris, but either way paltry material for the post-series 9, pre-Gally news list. However, this week we have an interview with Petronella Osgood herself, Ingrid Oliver, recorded recently at Chicago TARDIS! Straighten your question mark ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #508 – Code Name Damsel

    It’s Christmas! And in finest non-denominational fashion, the Three Who Rule are celebrating with not only plain red cups from noted purveyors of paganism Starbucks but also have seen “The Husbands of River Song” and have opinions on said…husbandry! Plus just a smidgen of news for you to consume along ...

  • Radio Free Skaro Patreon Special #3: Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. Commentary

    Yes, beloved Patreon subscribers, it's time for a holiday treat(?) as we unleash the commentary to the second of two Dalek films made in the 1960s, 1966's "Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D." onto an unsuspecting internet! Thrill to the adventures of Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, and most importantly, insouciant ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #507 – Slates And Sliders

    It was a slow week for news, and the Three Who Rule thought they were in comfortable and familiar territory by recording a tiny news list on a Thursday...only to be scooped by Gallifrey One guest announcements the next morning! While you won't hear about Michelle Gomez or Ingrid Oliver's ...

On January-31-2016 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #513 – Click here to listen!

rfs513Is it true? Is Doctor Who leaving Netflix and Hulu in the US? It certainly appears that way, and the Three Who Rule range from perturbed to sanguine at this development, tempered with speculation on a possible BBC streaming service. Plus there’s news of dolls, coloring books, poorly considered song choices by future showrunners, and a full length documentary by Steven from the heart of Big Finish’s HQ in deepest London. What mysteries do these auditory magicians hold in their secret lair! Listen…and learn!
Show notes:

Doctor Who leaving Netflix and Hulu in the US
From September, BBC planning a US streaming site
Gallifrey One guest updates
Chris Chibnall’s Doctor Who theme song from 1985
Exclusive “Spearhead From Space” steelbook
Talking Tom Baker plush toy
A second Doctor Who colouring book coming April 7

Documentary:

Big Finish: Vampire of the Mind

On January-17-2016 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #511 – Click here to listen!

rfs511For almost as long as Doctor Who has been around, there have been excited scribes chronicling its triumphs, tragedies, terrors and the finer points of Terileptil husbandry. Chief amongst these chroniclers of Time Lord lore has been Doctor Who Magazine, currently under the expert tutelage of gentleman editor Tom Spilsbury, our interview subject for this week’s episode. We also have a mere sprinkling of news, most of it Big Finish related! We also pay tribute to a couple of titans we lost this past week in David Bowie and Alan Rickman. Listen…if you dare!
Show notes:

The War Doctor and Leela…In Big Finish!
UNIT Shutdown…From Big Finish!
Tosh Returns…In Big Finish!
Doctor Who…Wins Golden Tomato!
Robert Banks Stewart…Died.
LI…Who!

Interview:

Tom…Spilsbury!

On November-29-2015 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #504 – Click here to listen!

rfs504The 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 a lead in to….well, you’ll just have to listen to have us (ever so lightly) spoil the upcoming events past “Heaven Sent” and into “Hell Bent.” Plus stats, rumination on the future of television, allusions to the Prisoner, talk of Tom Baker’s cabbage fetish, and more!
Show notes:

Heaven…Sent!
Face the Raven…Appreciated!
Sleep No More…Final BBC Viewing Figure!
Face the Raven…Script!
2015 Christmas Special…Casting Announcement!
Big Finish…War Doctor Clip!
Anthony Read…Died.
BBC Three Moves Online…In February!
Chicago…TARDIS!

On November-22-2015 5 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #503 – Click here to listen!

rfs503And 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 debut, and the return of Rigsy? And, as the Three catch up on various news items of the past couple weeks, what of stats, comics, DVDs and other frip-frap? Next week, Steven calls in from Chicago TARDIS and we look at “Heaven Sent,” the Capaldi one-hander leading into the Series 9 finale. Woot!
Show notes:

Face…The Raven!
Episodes 11 & 12…Are Longer!
Sleep No More…Appreciated!
The Zygon Inversion…Appreciated!
The Zygon Inversion…Final BBC Viewing Figure!
The Zygon Invasion…Final BBC Viewing Figure!
Doctor Who…Popular On SPACE!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Jenna Coleman…Withdraws From Chicago TARDIS!
Eve Myles…Withdraws From Chicago TARDIS!
Tenth Doctor/Donna…Big Finish Clip!
Fourth Doctor/Sarah Jane…Titan Comics!
The Dad Who Fell To Earth…Fictitious Award Nomination!
The Underwater Menace…North American DVD Release?
Series 9 Part Two…North American DVD/BluRay Release!

On November-1-2015 8 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #500 – Click here to listen!

rfs500THIS…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 Steven live from the colonies to review “The Zygon Invasion,” the first of a two-part sucker-punch starring everyone’s favorite phallic shapeshifters. All this and dollies, Tate and Tennant in audio form and more! Next week, more adventures in England, Wales and parts in between!
Show notes:

The Zygon…Invasion!
The Woman Who Lived…Appreciated!
The Girl Who Died…UK Viewing Figure
Series 10 Development…Underway!
Tennant and Tate…Return For Big Finish!
Underwater Menace…Also On UK iTunes!
New 5″ Action Dollies…Toys R Us UK Exclusives!
Next Wave…Of 3.75″ Action Dollies!
Alex Kingston…At Chicago TARDIS
LI Who…More Guests!
LI Who…Eighth Doctor Comic Variant Cover!

On October-11-2015 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #497 – Click here to listen!

rfs497“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 and increasingly pointless DVD covers caught their eye? WHAT I ASK YOU!? Listen, and find out!
Show notes:

Doctor Who “Before The Flood”
The Bootstrap Paradox
“Under The Lake” AI of 84
“The Witch’s Familiar” final ratings
“The Magician’s Apprentice” iPlayer figures
Coming December 1: Doctor Who LEGO Ideas set
Coming Soon: BBC Store
“The Underwater Menace” DVD details
Doctor Who Christmas Specials box set available with TARDIS speakers
The War Doctor comes to Big Finish
Stuntman Derek Ware dies
Radio Free Skaro at Long Island Doctor Who

On September-13-2015 0 Comments

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!

Interview:
LEGO…Dimensions!

On August-9-2015 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #488 – Click here to listen!

rfs488Can three idiots blab on like maniacs about nothing for the better part of an hour? Emphatically yes! If you’ve ever wanted to hear rampant, baseless speculation about a certain possible episode coming in Series 9 that is most likely untrue and frankly insane, well then, friend, this is your podcast! Aslo if you’d like to hear writer Paul Cornell, artist Neil Edwards and Titan Comics editor Andrew James talk about the upcoming Doctor Who Comics Day on August 15, as well as the mini-series “Four Doctors”, this is also your day! Everything’s coming up you!
Show notes:

No Full Doctor Who Series…In 2016?
RTD and Tennant…In Cardiff!
Series 9…New Promo Picture!
Series 9…Casting News!
Jago and Litefoot…Get A New Cohort!
The Doctor Puppet…On The Doctor Who Fan Show!
Long Island…Who!

Interview:
Doctor Who…Comics Day!
Paul…Cornell!
Neil…Edwards!
Andrew…James!

On July-19-2015 0 Comments

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!

Commentary:
Kyle…Anderson!
Last…Christmas!

On June-28-2015 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #482 – Click here to listen!

rfs482In a move sure to shake the very foundations of audio drama, Big Finish is introducing new series Doctor Who characters into the BF-i-verse, and River Song will be the tip of the proverbial spear in this assault of awesomeness. That was but one (but probably the coolest) bit of news this week, including San Diego Comic Con ruminations, Chicago TARDIS news and various other informational nuggets. But our interview this week is with Chicago TARDIS and Gallifrey Base impresario and overall fine fellow Steven Hill, who discusses his Red, White and Who book project chronicling the adventures of the good Doctor in the United States of America. U.S.A.! U.S.A.! And so forth.
Show notes:

First Series 9…”Trailer”!
Doctor Who Festival…In Sydney, Australia!
Peter Capaldi…In Auckland, New Zealand!
Doctor Who San Diego Comic-Con…Date And Time!
Doctor Who Fan Meetup…At San Diego Comic-Con!
Peter Capaldi On The Nerdist Podcast…From San Diego Comic-Con!
New Doctor Who Funko Pop Vinyls…Exclusive To San Diego Comic-Con!
Into The Dalek…Playset!
Big Finish…Does More New Series Doctor Who Content!
The Underwater Menace DVD…Cancelled!
BBC Worldwide Says…There May Be More DVDs!
Samuel Anderson…At Chicago TARDIS!
The Fitzroy Tavern…Replacement!
Patrick Macnee…Died.

Interview:
Red White…And Who!
Steve Warren…Hill!

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