• 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. ...

  • 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 ...

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Radio Free Skaro #299 – Click here to listen!

Gally is over for another year. While the Three Who Rule briefly reminisce about the glory that was Gallifrey One’s Network 23 in this episode of Radio Free Skaro, it’s back to normal for podcaster and listener alike for the next few months – at least until next year’s The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One, or y’know, until the new series of Doctor Who starts in the autumn. To help us get back into the swing of things, we present to you a commentary on the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas special, The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe, as well as a smattering of news and views of what was missed while we were all living it up at Gally.

Sigh…we miss Gally.

Show Notes:

- Gallifrey…One!
- Series 7…Casting Update!
- Shada Novelization…Release Date!
- Michael Troughton Records…Ice Warriors Commentary!
- Torchwood: Miracle Day…On North American DVD/Blu-ray!
- Ninth Doctor Costume…T-Shirt!
- Eighth Doctor…Maxi-Bust!
- Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock to use…Unreal Engine 3!
- Doctor Who: The Adventure Games…Cancelled!
- Karen Gillan to attend…the official Doctor Who Convention!
- Peter Halliday…Dies.

Commentary:

- The Doctor, The Widow…and The Wardrobe!

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Radio Free Skaro #279 – Click here to listen!

Well, it had to come to this eventually – a slow news week and a duff episode of Doctor Who to be commented on both occurring on the same episode of Radio Free Skaro. With little in the way of actual news to discuss, the Three Who Rule instead bandied about their mostly positive experiences while playing the new Doctor Who Adventure game, The Gunpowder Plot. And with equally little in the way of actual good Doctor Who, the Three meandered into discussions about Justin Bieber and the films of director Peter Weir. You have been warned.
Show Notes:

- The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 5…On BBC One!
- The Man Who Never Was…Final Ratings!
- Unmade Story…Scriptbooks!
- Doctor Who Encyclopedia…On The iPad!
- The Gunpowder…Plot!
- Eleventh Doctor Costume…T-Shirt!
- Patrick Troughton…Biography!
- The Ood Cast…Live!
- Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

Commentary:

- The Curse…Of The Black Spot!

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Radio Free Skaro #278 – Click here to listen!

Doctor Who commentaries continue here on Radio Free Skaro, with The Three Who Rule taking a look at the conclusion to the Series 6 opener, Day of the Moon. What glorious insights are offered into this spooky episode? (Answer: probably none.) What heinous tangential ramblings occur during this episode? (Answer: probably many.) The news of the week has bits on Children in Need, DVDs, fictitious awards, games, books and more! Halloween or not, join us in your favourite fairy princess outfit and have a listen!
Show Notes:

- Children In Need…Christmas Episode Preview!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…BAFTA Nominations!
- The Curse of Clyde Langer…Viewing Figures!
- Justyce…Served!
- Series 6…Soundtrack!
- Shada…DVD Plans!
- Time…5!
- Chicks…Unravel Time!
- Eleventh Doctor…Bow Tie!
- Fifth Doctor…Bust!
- Save Doctor Who Confidential…Campaign Update!
- The Gunpowder…Plot!
- Gallifrey One…Call For Panelists!
- The Ood Cast…Live!
- Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

Commentary:

- Day…Of The Moon!

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Radio Free Skaro #230 – Click here to listen
2010 was a great year for Doctor Who, and it was capped off by what all three hosts of Radio Free Skaro (and many, many others on the internet) consider to be the finest Doctor Who Christmas Special to date. A Christmas Carol had it all – strong story, superb writing, great performances, and was never in danger of jumping the very rickshaw pulling shark that featured several times in the episode. The Three Who Rule discuss all of this and more with great gusto, and give a few hints of their podcast plans for the year to come…
Show Notes:

- A Christmas Carol…on BBC One!
- A Christmas Carol…on BBC America!
- A Christmas Carol…on SPACE!
- Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
- Radio Free Skaro…on YouTube!
- A Christmas Carol…Overnight Ratings!
- A Christmas Carol…Soundtrack!
- The Eleventh Hour…Pwns iPlayer!
- Torchwood…Here To Stay?!
- Shadows of the Vashta Nerada…Released!

On December-5-2010 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #227 – Click here to listen

For the first time in many months, the Three Who Rule were delighted to welcome Tachyon TV’s Neil Perryman back into the fold to not only discuss the week that was in Doctor Who, but to be present for Neil’s first commentary since watching The Stolen Earth 27 times in one weekend to prepare the last ever Tachyon TV commentary podcast. The episode in question is Gareth Roberts’ The Lodger, episode 11 of Series 5. As usual with Neil, the boundaries of decency for Radio Free Skaro were pushed ever further, as was the level of integrity and humour. A good time was had by all!
Show Notes:

- A Christmas Carol…at 6pm!
- Piers Wenger…talks Series 6!
- Peter Hoar…to direct Series 6?
- Marshall Lancaster…cast!
- New production staff for…Torchwood!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…viewing figures!
- Doctor Who coming to…Playstation Network!
- A new book called…Special Sound!
- Craig Ferguson…lost cold open!
- Sil and Peri…action figures!
- New Doctor Who: The Adventure Games…coming Christmas Day!
- Mazes of Time…preview!
- This Week in Doctor Who…returning!

Commentary:

The…Lodger!

On October-1-2010 0 Comments

A sneak peak at our interview with Phil Ford, head writer of The Sarah Jane Adventures, coming soon in Radio Free Skaro #218.
On August-22-2010 11 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #212 – Click here to listen

In this, the penultimate Radio Free Skaro Classic Series Commentary for the summer, the Three Who Rule lucked out with the second segment of the four-part trilogy known as The Trial of the Time Lord. Lucked out, you may well ask? Well, yes, for all three hosts were fairly unanimous in their praise of Mindwarp, and the Trial season as a whole, firm in their belief that Colin Baker’s tenure as The Doctor has been unfairly maligned over the years. Disagree? Listen to the commentary to see if you will be swayed…

Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
- Gallifrey 22…Guest Update!
- Torchwood The New World…Details!
- Doctor Who Adventure Games…Episode Three!
- SFX Magazine…Poll Results!
- Christmas Special…Cast Members!
- Sarah Jane Adventures Series 4…Wraps!
- TV Movie…Commentary!
- Victory of the Daleks…In-Vision Commentary!
- The Time of Angels…In-Vision Commentary!
- Demon Quest…Preview!

Commentary:

- Mindwarp!

On August-1-2010 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #209 – Click here to listen

Warren ran for cover when he learned Time-Flight was the next up to bat in the Classic Series Commentaries series, so Paul from The Pharos Project podcast was strongarmed into filling his shoes. The crew did their level best to not talk about the story at hand thanks to its less than stellar production values and execution, but from time to time nevertheless felt compelled to address what was on their screens. In a cruel twist of fate, the Randomizer decided next week’s commentary was going to be for another story that one of the crew, as with Time-Flight, greatly dislikes…
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
- The Pharos…Project!
- Steven Moffat…Writing 6 episodes for Series 6!
- Gap Year Specials…Soundtrack!
- Doctor Who Adventure Games…Top The Download Charts!
- Amy’s…History Hunt!
- Demon Quest…Part One Details!

Commentary:

- Time-Flight!!

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