• Radio Free Skaro #417 – Arcturan Mega-Donkey

    Pertwee! 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, ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #416 – Random Access Memories

    Sadly, a trio of recent deaths in the Doctor Who world lead off this week's episode, as we remember the contributions of writer/actor Glyn Jones, director Derek Martinus, and the Rani herself, Kate O'Mara. But with new Doctor Who still months away, trickles of information are beginning to emerge as ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #415 – More Of A Table Wine

    It’s the return of the Miniscope! The focus this time is on Michael Hayes, the accomplished director who at first blush wanted nothing to do with Doctor Who but learned to love the show after directing "The Androids of Tara", "The Armageddon Factor" and the rightly beloved "City of Death". ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #414 – Caesar Salad

    Only 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, ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #413 – Block Transfer Computation

    It’s the return of Fluid Links! Yes, everyone’s favourite mercury-based connection thingy is back, and we’ve got (some) of your questions to hash over, cogitate upon, and generally discuss. Good thing too, because the news is pretty thin on the ground this week. But there is talk of intriguing Season ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #412 – Ahearne It Through The Grapevine

    The Three Who Rule are travelling back in time this week to the wild, wooly days of 2005, when a certain program about a madman in a box first re-graced our screens after a long, long hiatus. Though we take the success of Doctor Who as a matter of course ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #411 – Kicking the Styres

    The 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #410 – Love From Gallifrey, Boys

    With 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #409 – Gallifrey Falls No More

    The year's most anticipated event on the calendar of the Three Who Rule and many thousands other Doctor Who fans has come and gone as Gallifrey One: 25 Glorious years has now concluded! Over 3700 attendees, guests, and volunteers enjoyed the event, and Radio Free Skaro was proud to be ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #408 – The Case of the Missing Episodes

    Day two of Gallifrey One 2014, and the bright eye of the Three Who Rule cast its fiery, lidless wrath upon the missing episodes. Steven and Chris interview Restoration Team head and video genius Steve Roberts on his own, and missing episode experts Damian Shanahan and Jon Preddle together. But ...

On September-15-2013 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #384 – Click here to listen!

rfs384Our second entry in our Producer era Miniscopes sees us tackle the John Wiles era, a controversial six months in Doctor Who’s long history that ushered in great changes and foreshadowed a great many more. Joining us to discuss the finer points of this tumultuous time is Toby Hadoke, and we also bring you an interview with Peter Purves, who played Steven Taylor throughout the Wiles era. Before that, Simon Harries drops by to discuss the news of the week with Steven and Warren. A jam packed episode, to be sure!
Show Notes:

- Coming November 23…The Day of The Doctor!
- The Day of The Doctor…poster!
- Doctor Who…takes over television!
- Five Doctors on the cover…of Doctor Who Magazine!
- Gallifrey One…guest update!
- BFI Tenth Doctor event…guests announced!
- BFI Eighth Doctor event…guests announced!
- BFI Seventh Doctor panel…on YouTube!
- BFI Ninth Doctor panel…on YouTube!
- Doctor Who…wins awards!
- Script Doctor…republished!
- Doctor Who girls…calendar!
- Myth Makers Presents…Golden Years!
- Remote control…flying TARDIS!
- TARDIS…gelatin mold!
- Doctor Who…chocolate molds!
- A Day with…Philip Hinchliffe!

Miniscope

- John Wiles
- Donald Tosh

Guest

- Toby Hadoke
- Peter Purves

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On September-4-2013 3 Comments
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The Doctors Revisited series on BBC America has been a great way to introduce NuWho viewers to the different characterizations of The Doctor as well as giving them a glimpse into the Classic Series; the DVD releases of these episodes conclude on December 3 when the third volume hits store shelves.

Along with the documentaries highlighting each of the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, the set will include the new series episodes Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways for Eccleston’s Doctor, The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End for Tennant’s Doctor and lastly The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon for soon-to-be-departed Matt Smith’s Doctor.

A week later, on December 10, folks on this side of the Atlantic can also lay their hands on the upcoming 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor. The Blu-Ray version will be an all-encompassing Blu-Ray/DVD/3D Blu-Ray release, making it a pretty cool value if you can actually view it in 3D. Doctor Who Explained, previously referenced on Radio Free Skaro, will be included as a bonus; other extras have yet to be announced, though scuttlebutt says An Adventure in Time and Space may be amongst those final extras.

MSRP for the 3-disc The Doctors Revisited: 9-11 will be $39.98; The Day of the Doctor will have an MSRP of $24.98 for the DVD release and $29.98 for the Blu-Ray release. Check TVShowsOnDVD.com for more details (use this link for The Day of the Doctor details) and click on the artwork for a larger version!

On May-19-2013 15 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #367 – Click here to listen!

rfs367Well, the most recent series of Doctor Who has wrapped up, and what a way to do it – a fangasmagoria from Steven Moffat containing notable nods to the past and tantalizing hints of what’s to come. “The Name of the Doctor” gave fans what they wanted (and more) in a 50th anniversary story, and it was six months early! But what did the Three Who rule think of this extravaganza? Also discussed in this episode were the now assured future of Doctor Who and the show’s return in Series 8, stats, more stats, and the potentially damaging effects of Eurovision. And now, six months to wait until more new Doctor Who…but what else does the BBC have in store before then?
Show Notes:

- The Name…of the Doctor!
- The Name of the Doctor…BBC Overnights!
- Nightmare in Silver…Appreciated!
- The Crimson Horror…Final Ratings!
- Series 8…Confirmed!
- Matt Smith…Confirms His Return!
- Matt Smith and David Tennant…in a Video Together!
- Doctor Who…Dominates April iPlayer Charts!
- BFI Peter Davison…Q&A Panel!
- Doctor Who…in Antipodean Cinemas!
- L.I…Who!
- Calgary…Expo!
- Westercon…66!

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On April-7-2013 10 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #361 – Click here to listen!

After a rollicking opening to Series 7B last week, we were treated to a new episode in “The Rings of Akhaten” that received almost no love from any of the Three Who Rule. In fact, only one person had something nice to say about it, and you’ll never guess who! The episode may have left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth, but the return of a full stats report, and a return of our new, impromptu game called “Guess the Stats!”, proved to be a splash of minty, mouthwashy goodness! That, and talk of the 50th Anniversary special, Christopher Eccleston, DVD news, and an endless list of Doctor Who t-shirt ideas, makes clear that it’s not where you start, but where you finish. Next week: Ice Warriorssss…
Show Notes:

- The Rings…of Akhaten!
- The Bells of Saint John…overnight viewing figures!
- The Bells of Saint John…appreciation index!
- The Bells of Saint John ratings…on SPACE!
- The Bells of Saint John ratings…on BBC America!
- Series 7B…synopses!
- The Return of…The Zygons!
- Christopher Eccleston…not returning!
- Joanna Page…in Doctor Who!
- What if David Tennant…had stayed for Series 5?
- North American DVD releases…interesting!
- The Moonbase…coming to DVD!
- The Green Death commentary…featuring Katy Manning and Russell T Davies!
- The Roots of Evil…by Philip Reeve!
- The Fourth Doctor “City of Death”…t-shirt!
- WhoNews app…now free!
- The Mind of Evil at the BFI…video!
- 1980s Doctor Who convention interviews…on YouTube!
- Radio Free Skaro Gallifrey 2013 live show…on YouTube!

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On March-31-2013 6 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #360 – Click here to listen!

New Doctor Who! And given such an auspicious occasion, it was no surprise that the Three Who Rule yammered on at length about “The Bells of Saint John,” and then further prognosticated on the news that David Tennant and Billie Piper will in fact return for the 50th anniversary special. Debate on the proper levels of fanwankiness for the special, speculation on the many hints and tidbits Moffat has seeded throughout his tenure leading up to November 23rd, 2013 and other wishes and dreams for the upcoming season were all grist for the fevered (and possibly insane) minds of the RFS crew. All this and various other tidbits of news, and more importantly, no stats. (Don’t worry, stats will be back in full force next week).
Show Notes:

- The Bells…Of Saint John!
- Tennant and Piper…Return!
- Series 7B…In New Zealand!
- Series 7B…Episode Titles!
- Matt Smith…Hangs Around For 2014!
- Demon’s Run…Two Days Later!
- Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
- Doctor Who Stuff…On Playstation Home!
- The Mill…Closing The TV Division?
- Doctor Who Stamps…Are Popular!
- Series 7B…DVD Extras!
- Terror of the Zygons…DVD Delayed!
- Regenerations…DVD Box Set!?
- Doctor Who…Wins A Peabody Award!
- Hugo Award…2013 Nominees!

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On January-1-2012 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #287 – Click here to listen!

As 2011 draws to a close and the Three Who Rule look forward to 2012 and the next series of Doctor Who – whenever the heck it ends up being transmitted – and also deliver their commentary for the Series 6.2 opener, Let’s Kill Hitler. We’ll see if it stands the test of time or not, mad ride that it is. And in real-life news, hearty congratulations go out to former Doctor David Tennant and former Doctor’s “daughter” Georgia Moffett on their nuptials! Now calm down, fangirls. Just. Calm. Down.
Show Notes:

- Radio Free Skaro…On Google+!
- Gallifrey…One!
- The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe…Appreciated!
- Goodbye…Bannerman Road!
- David…Tennant!
- Georgia…Moffett!

Commentary:

- Let’s Kill…Hitler!

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On December-4-2011 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #283 – Click here to listen!

A bumper crop of fantastic interviews highlights this week’s episode of Radio Free Skaro! Steven, our man in…er…Chicago managed to talk to Mark Sheppard about his lifelong passion for Doctor Who and his desire to return to the show, Benjamin Cook talks about his experiences writing The Writer’s Tale with Russell T Davies, Nick Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery discuss Tom Baker’s long awaited return to the role of The Doctor (in audio form), as well as say all that they can about the upcoming project to animate the missing episodes of The Reign of Terror, and Robert Shearman mentions Volume 2 of Running Through Corridors in between mouthfuls of pizza and beer. We hope you enjoy these interviews as much as we enjoy bringing them to you!
Show Notes:

- Radio Free Skaro…On Google+!
- Chicago…TARDIS!
- The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe…UK Transmission Time!
- The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe…Canada Transmission Time!
- The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe…US Transmission Time!
- The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe…UK DVD Release!
- Christmas Confidential…Cancelled?
- Confidential…On Points Of View!
- David Yates…Movie Rumour Follow-up!
- Steven Moffat…Movie Rumour Follow-up!
- Global iPlayer…Hits Canada!
- Shada Novelization…Cover Art!
- Tomb Of The Cybermen…Special Edition DVD Extras!
- March 2012…Region 1 DVD Releases!
- David Tennant…On The Nerdist!

Interview:

- Mark…Sheppard!
- Benjamin…Cook!
- Nick Briggs and…Jason Haigh-Ellery!
- Rob…Shearman!

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On October-31-2011 0 Comments

Two videos produced exclusively for the wrap party for The End of Time (and David Tennant’s, Russell T Davies’s, and Julie Gardner’s farewell to Doctor Who) have made their way to the internet. If you haven’t seen them yet, you can now below!

The first video features the entire cast and crew miming along to The Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”:

The second is a comedy musical sketch featuring John Barrowman, David Tennant (as Russell T Davies), and Catherine Tate (as Julie Gardner), among many others:

On August-4-2011 1 Comment
A second Doctor Who DVD release has finally been announced for October 11, and interestingly it’s not a classic series story. Rather, it’s a massive new series release – the complete David Tennant years!

This 26-disc release covers all of David Tennant’s tenure as the Doctor, from the Pudsey Cutaway in 2005 to The End of Time Part Two in 2010; included is everything in between, even the animated stories The Infinite Quest and Dreamland.

What doesn’t appear to be here, however, is any new content. Everything in this collection has been released previously, down to the bonus material such as Doctor Who’s Greatest Moments (which in reality was anything but). This set is no doubt designed for folks who’ve held out on buying the Tennant DVDs for whatever reason, or perhaps for fans who have come to the show with Matt Smith and want to bolster their DVD collection in one fell swoop.

This release comes alongside the previously announced Revisitations, 3-disc version of The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

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SRP will be a whopping $199.98; check out TVShowsOnDVD.com for more details.

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On April-3-2011 8 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #248 – Click here to listen

A week after Radio Free Skaro’s thorough examination of Doctor Who’s long and storied history in Canada, the Three Who Rule take a hard left turn into the realm of Norman Kay, composer of three stories from Doctor Who’s embryonic years, as his work was the subject of talk in this week’s Miniscope. To help in the discussion (or basically lead), Radio Free Skaro’s own GetGlue guru Emily Kausilik, a noted music expert in her own right, was brought in to offer her expertise on not only Kay’s music, but how music in general was composed and used in 1960s Doctor Who. And, hey, it’s not often that you get to hear a discussion on 1960s Doctor Who music, is it?
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…North America!
- Skaro Shop…UK!
- Emily…Kausalik!
- SPACE…Series 6 Goes Day & Date!
- The Impossible Astronaut…In Australia!
- BBC One…Series 6 Trailer!
- BBC America…Series 6 Trailer!
- Torchwood: Miracle Day…Teaser!
- The Impossible Astronaut…Advance Screening!
- Neil Gaiman’s Episode…Titled!
- Episode 4…On May 14!
- Torchwood: Miracle Day…Composed By Murray Gold!
- Series 6…Part 1 On Region 2 DVD!
- Series 6…Part 1 On Region B Blu-Ray!
- Paradise Towers…On Region 1 DVD!
- Doctor Who Insider…Details!
- Doctor Who Writing Competition…For Kids!
- Who…Is The Doctor?!
- The Doctor’s Daughter’s…Daughter!

Miniscope – Norman Kay:

An Unearthly…Child!
The Keys…Of Marinus!
The…Sensorites!

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