• 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #429 – Busy Nothing Hyperspace

    It was an exciting week in the world of Doctor Who, with a new teaser, with news of the return of the Cybermen, the addition of the esteemed Frank Cottrell Boyce to the writers team (plus another female director, Sheree Folkson, joining the production team), and a premiere screening taking ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #428 – Believe It Or Not

    The Series 8 news is slowly building as we hurtle towards August 23rd, the just-announced debut date for Peter Capaldi (aka P-Cap), the 12th (13th?) Doctor in a feature-length adventure called "Deep Breath". But mixed with excitement is disappointment for some fans, as there will be no San Diego Comic ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #427 – The Perils of Tharils

    With no Chris this week, Steven and Warren enlisted the help of erstwhile scribe, podcaster and gentleman japesman Kyle Anderson of the Nerdist, Doctor Who: The Writer's Room, WTF Are You Watching, and Awesomely Bad Movies fame. Much fun was had as news of comics, schedules, and action dollies (oh ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #426 – Telesnap Crackle Pop

    Fancy a Doctor Who historical? Even those that don't exist anymore (for now)? The Three Who Rule certainly did, and so writer John Lucarotti, the scribe behind “Marco Polo,” “The Aztecs,” and “The Massacre (of St. Bartholomew’s Eve)" was the focus of this week’s Miniscope. Warren decided to go down ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #425 – Rupu’s Drag Race

    The randomizer, it has been noted, can be a harsh mistress. Bear that in mind when you cast an ear to our commentary to "Frontios", the somewhat maligned but still intriguing apocalyptic Fifth Doctor tale of hunger, strife, fascism and….giant snails. And if slimy Tractators aren’t your thing, tune in ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #424 – The Day of The Day of the Doctor

    The Three Who Rule tuned their brainwaves to Doctor Who Magazine’s latest poll naming all of our favourite show’s stories from best to worst, along with favourite (and not so favourite) Doctors, companions, and other movers and shakers. Did they agree with the choices of thousands upon thousands of fans? ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #423 – The Life Aquatic with Michael E Briant

    Doctor Who is coming back in August, and the internet has the brief, presumably-Capaldi-silhouette-filled trailer to prove it! But the RFS lads were equally enamoured with a recently released fan trailer of P-Cap and J-Co traipsing around in the rain, made by none other than the mysterious John Smith, who ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #422 – Nobody Slaps Cyril Shaps

    A shocking (O’ the Quawncing Grig) amount of news this week, including the inclusion of Tank Girl director Rachel Talalay as a Series Eight helmer for two episodes, Doctor Who returning to Lanzorate for the aforementioned Series Eight, A Doctor Who comics Humble Bundle, and more! By far the coolest ...

On July-6-2014 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #429 – Click here to listen!

rfs429It was an exciting week in the world of Doctor Who, with a new teaser, with news of the return of the Cybermen, the addition of the esteemed Frank Cottrell Boyce to the writers team (plus another female director, Sheree Folkson, joining the production team), and a premiere screening taking place in Cardiff. Once all the new shiny is talked about, though, the Three Who Rule dip back in time to commentate over the third part of the Key to Time season, 1978′s “The Stones of Blood”! Ogri, sausage sandwiches, well tamed crows, location videotape, Megara – all sorts of things to enjoy!
Show Notes:

- “It’s time you knew him”…new Series 8 teaser!
- World premiere of “Deep Breath” to take place in…Cardiff!
- New episode of Doctor Who written by…Frank Cottrell Boyce!
- Series 8 features the return…of the Cybermen!
- Series 8 guest star…Michelle Gomez!
- Radiophonic Workshop…at Glastonbury!
- Series 8 DVD/Blu-ray…coming November 17!
- Doctor Who: Cybermen Monster File…ebook!
- Space Helmet For A Cow…from Mad Norwegian Press!
- The Canadian…Doctors!

Commentary

- The Stones…Of Blood!

On June-8-2014 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #425 – Click here to listen!

rfs425The randomizer, it has been noted, can be a harsh mistress. Bear that in mind when you cast an ear to our commentary to “Frontios”, the somewhat maligned but still intriguing apocalyptic Fifth Doctor tale of hunger, strife, fascism and….giant snails. And if slimy Tractators aren’t your thing, tune in for news, debunking of missing episode non-rumours, and as always, talk of LEGO!
Show Notes:

- Doctor Who Episodes…Saved!
- Underwater Menace DVD…Killed?
- The Five(ish) Doctors…DVD Release!
- Fox Germany…To “Simulcast” Series 8!
- Twelfth Doctor Novels…Synopses!
- Titans Vinyls…Regeneration Collection!
- Lego Review…Results!

Commentary:

- Frontios!

On May-18-2014 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #422 – Click here to listen!

rfs422A shocking (O’ the Quawncing Grig) amount of news this week, including the inclusion of Tank Girl director Rachel Talalay as a Series Eight helmer for two episodes, Doctor Who returning to Lanzorate for the aforementioned Series Eight, A Doctor Who comics Humble Bundle, and more! By far the coolest news of the week, at least for production nerds such as ourselves, was the release by Restoration Team member Paul Vanezis of a behind the scenes video showing the process of cleaning up and transferring the recently discovered film print of Enemy of World. Sprockets! Gears! Troughton on a beach! And speaking of Troughton, this week’s commentary is the all-time classic Tomb of the Cybermen! Sit back, warm up a mug of your favourite beverage, and enjoy as Cyril Shaps and some other people battle the second-deadliest foe in the Whoniverse! We also announce the winner of our RFS Giveaway contest for a signed copy of Paul Cornell’s “The Severed Streets”!
Show Notes:

- Warren’s video…for The Reality Bomb Podcast!
- Rachel Talalay directs…Doctor Who!
- Doctor Who returns…to Lanzarote!
- Frank Skinner guest stars…in Doctor Who!
- Peter Capaldi on the cover…of the Radio Times!
- Doctor Who IDW Comics…available on Humble Bundle!
- New trailers for…Titan Comics’ Doctor Who series!
- 21 Doctor Who locations on…Google Street View!
- Doctor Who restoration video…by Paul Vanezis!
- A profile on…VFX whiz Mike Tucker!
- Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel…on the big screen!
- Just Giving memorial page for Big Finish’s Paul Spragg
- Winner announced for a signed copy…of Paul Cornell’s “Severed Streets”!

Commentary

- The Tomb…of the Cybermen!

On April-13-2014 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #417 – Click here to listen!

rfs417Pertwee! Jo! Troughton the younger! An incontinent skull! With a cast like that it can only be the Three Who Rule’s commentary on “The Curse of Peladon”! Watch a prince in short pants fight a revolution, superstition and a questionable monster suit in this Third Doctor…classic? Also, news and discussion, including the exciting news that Matt Smith and Karen Gillan are coming to Calgary Expo! And….well, you know the drill. Listen!
Show Notes:

- Matt Smith…At Calgary Expo!
- Ben Miller…Guest Stars In Series 8!
- Wallowing…In Our Own Weltschmerz!
- Derrick Sherwin…Memoir!
- Titan Comics…Preorders!
- Big Finish…Doctor Four, Series Four!
- Doctor Who Lego…Second Set In Review!
- Doctor Who Magazine…Wins A Fictitious Award!
- BAFTA…Nominations!
- Martin Friend…Died.

Commentary:

- The Curse…Of Peladon!

On March-23-2014 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #414 – Click here to listen!

rfs414Only a mere month after the celebrations of Gallifrey One 2014, the 26th iteration of the best convention in the world…sold out in 75 minutes this Friday. The Three Who Rule, poised over their keyboards intently, managed to secure their registration and will be in Los Angles in February 2015, and hope to see many of you there! Gallifrey aside, there was news this week of bespoke music collections, a trailer for upcoming BBC America series Real History of Science Fiction, and a magnificent interview by one Mr Toby Hadoke of one Russell T. Davies in one Who’s Round podcast! And as if that’s not enough, we have a classic commentary of the Krotons, featuring robots, Philip Madoc, and quite psychedelic visuals in black and white!
Show Notes:

- The 26 Season of Gallifrey One…sold out!
- Toby Hadoke interviews…Russell T Davies!
- The Real History of SciFi…trailer!
- Silva Screen TARDIS music…box set!

Commentary (at 15:13):
- The…Krotons!

On March-2-2014 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #411 – Click here to listen!

rfs411The classic commentary returns to Radio Free Skaro, in the form of a brief but enticing little number known as “The Sontaran Experiment”! Despite its quick running time, the adventures of Styre and Friends packs in adventure, spills, stunts, Terry Walsh in an unconvincing wig, and a pint-sized pugilist from another world who just wanted to make friends through torture and rigorous scientific villainy. The Three Who Rule were happy to lend their bon mots to this drama, sometimes even staying on point and discussing salient matters on screen! Next week, the return of the Miniscope, with Eccleston-era director Joe Ahearne!
Show Notes:

- Samuel Anderson is…new recurring character Danny Pink!
- BBC Worldwide Showcase appearance by…Peter Capaldi!
- Doctor Who LEGO…maybe?
- The Enemy of the World…coming to Region 1 DVD!
- The Moonbase…animation credits!

Commentary (at 14:00):
- The Sontaran…Experiment!

On February-23-2014 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #410 – Click here to listen!

rfs410With Gallifrey One 2014 behind them, the Three Who Rule rallied their weakened, battle-scarred livers and turned their attention to Matt Smith’s last hurrah, “The Time of the Doctor”. Much appreciation! Such regeneration! But first, news, updates and other matters of import! And next week, the classic series commentaries return with “The Sontaran Experiment!” And a week afterwards, the Miniscope reborn! Who will be the focus of the unblinking spreadsheet-y eye of the ‘Scope? You’ll just have to listen to find out!
Show Notes:

- Paul Wilmhurst…director for Series 8!
- The Day of the Doctor…Collector’s Edition!
- Philip Hinchcliffe Presents…Big Finish audio drama!
- Big Finish…15th Anniversary special!
- Christopher Barry…1925-2014.
- The 26 Seasons of Gallifrey One admissions…on sale March 21!
- Long Island Who 2 welcomes…Paul McGann!
- A Wild Endeavour…Doctor Who fan project!

Commentary (at 14:00):
- The Time…of the Doctor!

On February-2-2014 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #404 – Click here to listen!

rfs404In the dog days before the wondrous rapture that is the Gallifrey convention in the greater Los Angeles area, the news was sparse and the fans were restless. However, the reveal of Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor costume sparked not only excitement and fevered speculation across Who fandom but was also the cause of an ill-advised tangent on cosplay by Warren, Steven, and Chris, who know less than nothing about such matters and have been replaced by trained seals in 6th Doctor costumes. Next week, the semi-demi-official Gallifrey 2014 preview episode! But for now, a commentary by the Three Who Rule for “The Day of the Doctor”!
Show Notes:

- Peter Capaldi’s…Costume!
- An Adventure in Space and Time…Soundtrack!
- Big Finish…Wins Fictitious Awards!
- Gallifrey One…Update!

Commentary:
- The Day…of the Doctor!

On January-19-2014 6 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #402 – Click here to listen!

rfs402The days are long and the news is sparse, but that didn’t stop the Three Who Rule from tackling a smattering of stats and DVD news in order to get to the important stuff, a commentary for “An Adventure in Space and Time”. Chris was available for the news but wasn’t for the commentary, so in his stead TV historian and bon vivant Simon Harries lent his considerable knowledge to an analysis of Mark Gatiss’ love letter to Doctor Who’s fascinating origins. Thrill to stories of BBC Television Centre! Watch David Bradley own the screen as William Hartnell! Listen to three grown men gibber incoherently over that scene at the end! Pop Pop Pop!
Show Notes:

- Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
- Doctor Who…Tops iPlayer!
- The Moonbase…DVD Preview!
- The Web of Fear…On Region 1 DVD!
- Worlds in Time…Closes!
- Roger Lloyd Pack…Died.
- Ken Trew…Died.
- Simon…Harries!

Commentary:
- An Adventure In Space…And Time!

On January-12-2014 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #401 – Click here to listen!

rfs401It’s the beginning of the next 400 episodes of Radio Free Skaro, and what better way to start off this new era than with talk of Star Wars, weather in Florida, hockey, Tim Hortons and other irrelevant meanderings! The Three Who Rule eventually focused their energies and relayed what little Doctor Who news eked out this week, including such gems as new guests for Gallifrey 2014 (and the lineup for our own live show on Friday, February 14th), the return of friend of the show Phil Ford to Doctor Who, and other assorted newsy morsels.

All mere preamble to a commentary recorded this summer at Westercon for “Silver Nemesis”. We’re not saying our commentary is good, but rest assured it is better than the story itself, so have a listen to it, won’t you?

Show Notes:

- Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
- Radio Free Skaro…Gallifrey Stands!
- Doctor Who…Series 8 Begins Filming!
- Phil Ford…Writes for Series 8!
- Series 9…Confirmed?
- BFI Matt Smith Celebration…Video!
- City of Death…Novelization in Hardcover!
- Doctor Who Console Video Games…Are No More!
- National Television Awards…Fictitious Nominations!

Commentary:
- Silver…Nemesis!

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