• 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #493 – Another Brick In The Wall

    One 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #492 – The Log Driver’s Waltz

    With only two weeks to go before we get new Doctor Who, the news is coming fast, including a new trailer for Episode 1 "The Magician’s Apprentice", a (very short and mysterious) video from Series 9 finale director Rachel Talalay, the upcoming DVD release of "The Underwater Menace" (!) and ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #491 – And Introducing Maisie Williams As The Doctor

    Back from the Hugo Awards and reunited once more, the Three Who Rule have a grab bag of newsiness this week, including the sad cancellation of the New York Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular “for reasons”, Peter Davison’s upcoming autobiography, and more! But the main feature of this week’s episode is ...

  • Radio Free Skaro Patreon Special #2: Dr. Who and the Daleks Commentary

    Peter Cushing is known to many as the face of Hammer Horror or Grand Moff Tarkin from Star Wars. But to a generation of British kids caught in the frenzied madness known as Dalekmania in the mid-1960s, he was also Dr. Who, kindly professor and non-canonical Time Lord battling the ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #490 – Smoke on the Water

    Another Hugos has come and gone, and with it two-thirds of the Radio Free Skaro crew can cross “host pre and post show at the Hugos and ad-lib for almost a half hour during same” off their bucket list. Though the Hugos were…dogged with controversy, in the eye of the ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #489 – Revolution 9

    A new trailer for Series 9 of Doctor Who was released this week, simultaneously stoking and dampening the fires of Steven and Warren’s clinically insane theories regarding the upcoming Capaldis of Pompeii story/rumour/nonsense. But more lunacy awaits, with Tom Baker intoning that he is joining the Star Wars universe (!?), ...

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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 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.

Red White…And Who!
Steve Warren…Hill!

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

On January-27-2015 1 Comment

SpaceGypsies is comprised of a team of people who have provided video of several panels from many different conventions since 2009, including Dragon*Con and Chicago TARDIS. Some of these panels have been moderated by our own Steven Schapansky! Some of these interviews have appeared in audio form on past Radio Free Skaro episodes, but some (like Steven’s 2013 interview with Freema Agyeman) have not. However, you can check all of these out below, and don’t forget to visit the SpaceGypsies website, and follow them on Twitter here:

ChicagoTARDIS 2014: Billie Piper from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2014: Noel Clarke from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2014: Current Series Smorgasbord from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS: The Year Of Nine from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2013: Freema Agyeman Part 2 from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2013: Terry Molloy from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2013: Michael Jayston from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

Nina Toussaint-White from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2013: Dan Starkey from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

ChicagoTARDIS 2012: Current Series Combo Pack from SpaceGypsies on Vimeo.

On January-25-2015 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #458 – Click here to listen!

rfs458Gallifrey One! Mere weeks from now the noble RFS crew will take the stage in Los Angeles to deliver Radio Free Skaro: Behind the Magic, and here in this very podcast we announce our lineup! Who are they? Listen and find out! You’ll also hear a drabble of news, but more importantly, we also have a fun interview panel from Chicago TARDIS with Annette Badland, Noel Clarke, and Camille Coduri! Can you stand the excitement? Are we capable of asking things in a non-hyperbolic manner? The answer to both questions is surely no!
Show Notes:

Radio Free Skaro…Behind The Magic!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Gallifrey One…Program Available!
Hettie Macdonald…Directs Series 9?
Doctor Who…Canadian Premiere Anniversary!



On January-18-2015 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #457 – Click here to listen!

rfs457As the countdown to Gallifrey One ramps up, so too do new guest announcements, including Torchwood alumni Naoko Mori (Tosh) and McCoy era script editor Andrew Cartmel! In other news, riots and other carnage were avoided after Netflix renewed their rights to Doctor Who and a host of other BBC properties which were due to expire at the beginning of February. After the civil unrest and damage caused by the recent Oscar snub of the LEGO movie, we should all be relieved that everything worked out. But lo, there are also interviews from Chicago TARDIS in this episode of Radio Free Skaro, and they are thus: Mat Irvine, Doctor Who special effects whiz from the 1970s and 1980s, and a panel featuring Annette Badland of Aliens of London and Boom Town fame, Sonita Henry from The Time of the Doctor and Ellie and Joseph Darcey-Alden, the young wards of Victorian Clara Oswald in the Snowmen!
Show Notes:

Toby Whithouse 2-parter…Filming!
Series 9…Filming In Spain?
Netflix US…Renews Doctor Who!
Anthony Ainley…Biography!
Titan Comics…Classic Doctor Miniseries!
New Audio Plays…For Torchwood?
Naoko Mori and Andrew Cartmel…At Gallifrey One!
Claire Huckle In, Derek Ritchie Out…At Gallifrey One!
Timelash In Germany…Crowdfunding!


Ellie and Joseph…Darcey Alden!

On January-11-2015 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #456 – Click here to listen!

rfs456To the excitement of all and sundry, or at least the 3,500 people attending Gallifrey One in under a month’s time, it was recently announced that John Barrowman, Captain Jack Harkness himself, will be gracing the LAX Marriott for his first ever appearance at North America’s leading Doctor Who convention. The news of Barrowman’s visit to the City of Angels churned the Three Who Rule to a totally hetero, manly and strapping lather and only the titanic dullness of of statistics could cool them down. But hark! There was yet more excitement, as Camille Coduri’s interview with Steven onstage at Chicago TARDIS features in this week’s episode! Anecdotes, tales and japery await!
Show Notes:

BBC America…Ratings Record!
SPACE…Ratings Record!
Series 9…Began Filming!
Paul Kaye…Guests In Series 9!
Doctor Who…Nominated For A National Television Award!
Doctor Who…And The Communist!
Fiona Cumming…Died.
Fiona Cumming…Miniscope!
John Barrowman…Announced For Gallifrey One!



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!
Long Island Who…3!


On December-7-2014 1 Comment

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!