• Radio Free Skaro #454 – Tangerine Dream

    Mind games, face huggers and tangerines...that's what passes for Christmastime when the Doctor gets involved. Sarcastic elves, a sassy Santa, and questionably CG reindeer round out Doctor Who's dip into surreality on this latest Xmas special, "Last Christmas", from the pen of Steven Moffat and directed by Paul Wilmshurst. So ...

  • Radio Free Skaro Patreon Special #1: Dimensions in Time Commentary

    Happy Holidays to our beloved listeners across the world! And thank you to our supporters on Patreon who have pushed us over the $80/episode mark in our ongoing Patreon fundraising campaign. To celebrate both of these wonderful occasions, we look back in time to provide a commentary on another blessed ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #453 – Eight Is Enough

    With mere days to not only "Doctor Who: Last Christmas” but also our review of said Xmas special and even more thrillingly, our Patreon-inspired (and cringe-inducing) commentary for the infamous 1993 Children in Need special “Dimensions in Time,” the Three Who Rule ably tackled the last Fluid Links segment of ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #452 – In the Nick of Time

    It’s beginning to feel a lot like Last Christmas, which is dominating both our thoughts and the promotional efforts of the BBC Publicity department. Maybe that’s why most of our news is focused on that upcoming holiday where they show a new Doctor Who story and some other, largely irrelevant ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #451 – Celsius 451

    With 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #450 – Billie Piper at the Gates of Dawn

    The annual tradition of US Thanksgiving (as we Canadians call it) brings about another yearly custom - Chicago TARDIS! This year's edition has been quite wonderful, bringing together most of the main cast of Series 1 of the new series to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Doctor Who returning to ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #449 – Super 8

    For the first time ever (we defy you to prove us wrong, RFS pedants, DEFY YOU) Radio Free Skaro is coming out on November 23rd, better known this year as the 51st anniversary of Doctor Who, our favorite program. And while there's no new Who to discuss until Christmas, we ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #448 – The Road To Qdoba

    And so begins the Dark Times, otherwise known as waiting a month and a bit after the end of Series 8 for the Doctor Who Christmas Special. In the meantime, the Three Who Rule tackled stats, poured one out for sci-fi TV legend Glen A. Larson, and most importantly, devoted ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #447 – All The President’s Cybermen

    And with that, Series 8 of Doctor Who is over! After a radical turn towards darkness and drama it all came together with “Death in Heaven,” the final episode of the series and the P-Capstone on the 12th Doctor’s inaugural year. From the machinations of Missy (AKA The Master) to ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #446 – The Moffat Master Plan

    The penultimate episode of Series 8 is upon us, with Cybermen, the afterlife, and Missy, who is revealed as….well, you should certainly watch “Dark Water” (penned by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay) before listening to the Three Who Rule expound upon the contents therein, or risk a mega-spoiler ...

On December-26-2014 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #454 – Click here to listen!

rfs454Mind games, face huggers and tangerines…that’s what passes for Christmastime when the Doctor gets involved. Sarcastic elves, a sassy Santa, and questionably CG reindeer round out Doctor Who’s dip into surreality on this latest Xmas special, “Last Christmas”, from the pen of Steven Moffat and directed by Paul Wilmshurst. So what did the Three Who Rule, brains slowed by turkey and Tofurky, think of P-Cap’s first foray into Yuletide adventure? Down some egg nog, tear yourself away from erudite political discussion with the relatives, and have a listen!
Show Notes:

Doctor Who…Last Christmas!
Jenna Coleman…returns for Series 9!
The Doctor voted…the best sci-fi character of all time!
Doctor Puppet…Christmas Special!
Big Finish…Humble Bundle!
Toby Hadoke’s Who’s Round…Episode 100!
New Doctor Who figures coming soon…from Funko!
Video from Calgary Expo 2013…for Torchwood and Doctor Who panels!

On December-14-2014 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #452 – Click here to listen!

rfs452It’s beginning to feel a lot like Last Christmas, which is dominating both our thoughts and the promotional efforts of the BBC Publicity department. Maybe that’s why most of our news is focused on that upcoming holiday where they show a new Doctor Who story and some other, largely irrelevant events rides its coattails. Plus there’s news of a Doctor Who theme park, which is greeted by the confusion and derision only three middle aged nerds with no concept of what the kids today are into could muster. All that questionable content, and an interview from Chicago TARDIS with the voice of the Daleks, Cybermen and countless other creatures, Nick Briggs, who is also one of the main creative forces behind Big Finish! What are you waiting for?
Show Notes:

Last Christmas…Clip!
Last Christmas…Trailer!
Last Christmas…Media Kit!
Last Christmas…On SPACE!
Last Christmas…On ABC1!
Moffat…Talks Of A Female Doctor!
Alex Kingston…At Gallifrey One!
Katy Manning…At Long Island Who!
BBC…Theme Park!
Doctor Who…Part Of Free Comics Day 2015!
Lethbridge-Stewart…Novel Range!
All Of Classic Doctor Who…At The Same Time!
Gallifrey…One!
Long Island Who…3!
Chicago…TARDIS!

Interview
Nicholas…Briggs!

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:

Flatline!
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!
Flatline…Synopsis!
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!

On September-21-2014 11 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #440 – Click here to listen!

rfs440The 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 this story surpass his previous attempts? The reception by the Three Who Rule is mixed, to say the least. We also have an interview with writer and Peter Harness, the scribe behind “Kill the Moon.” And that’s what you call a podcast with things in it, so listen and enjoy!
Show Notes:

Time…Heist!
Time Heist…Overnight BBC Viewing Figures!
Listen…Final BBC Ratings!
Listen…Appreciated!
The Caretaker…Broadcast Time!
Kill The Moon…Synopsis!
2014 Christmas Special…Guest Stars!
Angus Lennie…Died.
David Tennant Years DVD Set…UK Release!
Ghost Light Soundtrack…On Vinyl!
Big Finish…2015 Peter Davison Stories!
Eleventh Doctor…New Action Dollie!
Steven writes an article…for Starburst Magazine!
Doctor Who panel…at Edmonton Expo!
Support Radio Free Skaro…on Patreon!

Interview:

Peter…Harness!

On September-14-2014 11 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #439 – Click here to listen!

rfs439As 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 interesting direction, or…well, listen to the opinions of the Three Who Rule for their thoughts on the matter. There’s also tat, stats, Gallifrey One guest updates and more, including a diversion into some serious action dolly madness. Listen! Please.
Show Notes:

Listen!
Listen…Overnight Viewing Figures!
Robot of Sherwood…Appreciated!
Robot of Sherwood…Final BBC Ratings!
Into The Dalek…Final BBC Ratings!
Time Heist…Transmitting At 7:30!
The Caretaker…Synopsis!
Deep Breath…Best At The US Box Office!
Jane Baker…Died.
Tom Baker…At 80!
Jemma Powell…To Play Barbara Wright!
Horror Channel…To Show Remastered Episodes!
Radio Times…10 Greatest Companions!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Edmonton Expo…Doctor Who Panel!
Twelfth Doctor…Action Dollie!
Doctor Who Series 8…Region 1 Home Video Release!
Miwk Publishing…Upcoming Titles!
Doctor Who Memorabilia…Guinness World Record!
Support Radio Free Skaro…on Patreon!

On August-31-2014 9 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #437 – Click here to listen!

rfs437The 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 to the Three Who Rule’s take on “Into the Dalek” to find out. Do they enjoy Capaldi’s surly and cerebral take on the Doctor? Is there such a thing as a “good” Dalek? Most importantly, is Missy the Master? The Rani? Romana? Dodo? No, because that would be stupid. As a bonus, listen to Steven and Chris thrill (and Warren cringe) with a surfeit of stats from last week’s airing of Deep Breath. Stats, you say? Yes. Yes we do.
Show Notes:

Into…The Dalek!
Into the Dalek…Overnights!
Deep Breath…Final UK Ratings!
Deep Breath…Appreciated!
Deep Breath…UK Cinema Screening Earnings!
Robot of Sherwood…BBC One Broadcast Time!
Deep Breath…SPACE Ratings!
Deep Breath…BBC America Ratings!
Deep Breath…Australia Ratings!
Listen…Synopsis!
Doctor Who Extra…On YouTube!
Around the World…In 12 Days!
Deep Breath DVD…Press Release!
Doctor Who Experience…Revamp!
The Fourth Doctor and Jamie…In Big Finish!
Doctor Who…Minecraft!
Billy Hanshaw…Profiled!
Sonic Screwdriver…Cutlery!
Sonic Screwdriver…Washing Brush!
Support Radio Free Skaro…On Patreon!

On July-27-2014 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #432 – Click here to listen!

rfs432With 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 turns out there hasn’t been very much news to speak of Who-wise, with the BBC likely focusing their energies on launching their world tour, and….showing us a new 15 second trailer. And……showing the premiere in cinemas worldwide! Holy cats! Despite the dearth of SDCC news, rest assured our list is chockablock full of items of interest, and as if that weren’t enough, we also have the last Fluid Links for quite some time! Madness!
Show Notes:

San Diego Comic-Con ReportFrom Kyle Anderson!
Deep Breath…Cinema Screenings!
Latest…Series 8 Trailer!
“Listen”…Series 8 Teaser!
Series 8…Episode Previews!
Doctor Who Twitter Account…Has 1,000,000 Followers!
Philip Morris…Q&A!
The Day of the Doctor…Most Watched in 2013!
Cardiff…World Tour Details!
Korea…World Tour Update!
Seoul World Tour Deep Breath Screening…Will Be Free!
Shada…Cine Location Footage!
Verity Lambert…Blue Plaque Unveiled!
Big Finish…Adapts Damaged Goods!
Big Finish…15 Days of Sales!
The Radiophonic Workshop…At Glasgow Quays!
50th Anniversary…DVD/Blu-Ray Set!
Argos…Action Dollies!
Action Dollie…Playsets!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update Soon!
Chicago TARDIS…Announces Billie Piper!
Chicago TARDIS…Announces Ellie and Joseph Darcey-Alden!
Chicago TARDIS…Announces Sonita Henry!
Long Island Who…Announces Simon Fraser, Nick Abadzis and Nina Toussaint-White!

On July-20-2014 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #431 – Click here to listen!

rfs431With 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. and much more, but first…a massive (one could even say Titan-ic) amount of news. From the leak of Deep Breath (or a somewhat unfinished version of it, anyway) to action dolly news, Big Finish updates and more, the Three Who Rule were overwhelmed by an avalanche of information. And all this without an official Doctor Who panel at Comic Con! Madness. Pure madness.
Show Notes:

Series 8…Trailer!
Series 8 Trailer…1974 Style!
Deep Breath…Leaked!
BBC Worldwide…Thanks Fans!
Sanjeev Bhaskar…In Series 8!
SPACE…Confirms Deep Breath Start Time!
BFI…Sci Fi: Days Of Fear And Wonder!
The Radiophonic Workshop…Plays The BFI!
Doctor Who World Tour…Sydney Details!
Doctor Who World Tour…Seoul Details!
Big Finish…Adapts Missing Adventures!
An Unearthly Child…LEGO!
TARDIS And Eleventh Doctor…LEGO!
50th Anniversary Tribute…In LEGO!
Classic Doctor Who DVD Compendium…Details!
Cyber King…Figurine!
Walgreens…To Stock Action Dollies!
Pandorica…Yahtzee!
Titans…Geronimo Wave!
American…Doctors!
Chicago TARDIS…Big Finish Guests!
Chicago TARDIS…Writer Guests!
Chicago TARDIS…Announces Mat Irvine!
Chicago TARDIS…Announces Dominic Glynn!
Titan Comics Day…Details!
Titan Comics…SDCC Comic Pack!

Interview:

Andrew James…Of Titan Comics!

On July-13-2014 5 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #430 – Click here to listen!

rfs430It 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 has heeded the call of #keepmespoilerfree and as of release of this episode, no major spoilage is happening in the more reputable corners of the internet.

While lest you think #8gate was the only thing happening in Who this week, rest assured there was movement in the realms of comics, Classic Who (with Retro TV bringing back our old friend on August 4th, starting with “An Unearthly Child”) and shoddily made, possibly foreign but certainly amusing “versions” of Doctor Who from Japan and….well, wherever the hell Beedeer is from.

All this, and an interview with 80’s music maestro Roger Limb in the Miniscope! Listen! WE COMMAND IT!

Show Notes:

Doctor Who Scripts…Leaked!
Deep Breath…Starts At 8:00?
Series 8…First Look!
Retro TV…Launches Doctor Who In August!
Doctor Who…Comics Day!
Titan Comics…Comic-Con Panel!
Remembering…Verity Lambert!
Philip Hinchcliffe…Big Finish Trailer!
Canadian Doctors…Video!
Japanese…Doctor!
BEEDEER!
SPACEKISSER!
Doctor Who…Sherlock Easter Egg!
Zohra Sehgal…Died.

Miniscope/Interview:

Roger…Limb!

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