• Radio Free Skaro #440 – All Hail The Great Architect

    The 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #439 – For What It’s Worth

    As 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #438 – Rocket Robin Hood

    Robin Hood! Robots! Shenanigans! Etc! Things took a turn for the romp-y in “Robot of Sherwood,” the latest episode of Doctor Who, but what did the usually taciturn and P-Cap-ian Three Who Rule think? Eh? Listen as the three acerbic grouchwads expound upon the story in question and also reflect ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #437 – Death to the Daleks

    The 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #436 – Planet of the Pudding Brains

    After months of waiting, feverish panic, speculation, madness, leaked scripts, world tours and other such lunacy, the first episode of Doctor Who, Series 8, titled “Deep Breath”, is upon us. You know what that means? Stats! So, so many stats. And, to a lesser extent, the opinions of Steven, Warren ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #435 – Into The Darkness

    Only one week to go until the premiere of Series 8, or as Warren (and no-one else) terms it, 8mageddon, and there’s news of trailers, radio trailers, misguided Tom Baker biopics, Doctor Who world tours and more. But more importantly, Friend of the Show, all around fine gent and writer ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #434 – We Sing In Praise of Total War

    Newsmageddon continues! With only two weeks to go before the premiere of Deep Breath across the planet, the Doctor Who hype machine is in full swing, from the world tour making it’s way through the UK before heading overseas to early reviews of the premiere episode (all spoiler-free, of course.) ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #433 – I Eat The Celery

    "Morgus! You stinking offal! Look at me!" Yes, a day long anticipated by the Three Who Rule Has finally arrived as they were privileged to tackle the all-time classic The Caves of Androzani as a commentary. While they had long feared such a task would devolve into silent slack jawed amazement, ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #432 – Down and Out in San Diego

    With 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 ...

  • 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. ...

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Radio Free Skaro #433 – Click here to listen!

rfs433“Morgus! You stinking offal! Look at me!”

Yes, a day long anticipated by the Three Who Rule Has finally arrived as they were privileged to tackle the all-time classic The Caves of Androzani as a commentary. While they had long feared such a task would devolve into silent slack jawed amazement, they did their damnedest to inform and entertain to the standard being played out on screen. There’s also morsels of news regarding cinema screenings and other such frippery, but c’mon! Caves! Yeah!

Show Notes:

Series 8…New Photos!
Deep Breath…Cinema Screening!
Leicester Square…Deep Breath Screening!
Mexico City…World Tour Tickets On Sale!
BBC America…Deep Breath Cinema Extras!
BBC America…New Specials!
Peter Capaldi…Featured In Entertainment Weekly!
Peter Capaldi…Featured In Empire Magazine!
Peter Capaldi…Featured In The Sunday Times!
Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular…UK Dates!
Radiophonic Workshop…Glasgow Concert On iPlayer!
Classic Doctor Who…DVD Compendium!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!

Commentary:

The Caves…Of Androzani!

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!

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