• Radio Free Skaro #418 – Rodney’s Funscreen

    What derails the Three Who Rule from the week's news and a gripping Miniscope about classic series director Rodney Bennett? Why, it's the #firsttargetnovel Twitter discussion from Full Circle scribe and all-around gentleman Andrew Smith! Your hosts thoroughly enjoyed drenching themselves in novelised nostalgia, and look forward to further trips ...

  • 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 ...

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 November-3-2013 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #391 – Click here to listen!

rfs391The tsunami of news (or, if you will, newsnami) continues this week, with tales of conventions, extras, tie-ins, and so, so much about An Adventure in Space and Time. All but mere pre-amble to the second part of the John Nathan-Turner miniscope, with special guest Steve O’Brien, who spares nothing in his analysis of the somewhat shaky years comprising the tail-end of JNT’s era as producer of Doctor Who. The Three Who Rule also give their thoughts on the latter half of the JNT era, rounding out a jam-packed episode of Radio Free Skaro sure to pale in comparison to the utter madness that is the final weeks before the 50th anniversary. Prepare yourselves!
Show Notes:

- An Adventure in Space And Time…airing sometime between November 16-22!
- An Adventure in Space And Time…posters!
- Mark Gatiss…preparing for criticism!
- An Adventure in Space and Time…DVD extras!
- An Adventure in Space And Time…airing November 24 in Australia!
- Doctor Who Celebration…adds over 40 guests!
- Doctor Who: The Adventure Games…coming to Steam?
- AudioGo UK…goes into receivership.
- The Ood Cast live…November 16!
- The Day of The Doctor…The Last Day!
- The Day of The Doctor…Behind The Lens!
- The Eleventh Doctor Revisited…on BBC America November 24!
- Steven Moffat says…at least 13 episodes in 2014!
- Doctor Who programming…on BBC Radio!
- Doctor Who Magazine…on iTunes!
- BFI…Eighth Doctor panel!
- BFI…Tenth Doctor panel!
- Doctor Who…on Children in Need!
- Put your face…in the Doctor Who title sequence!

Miniscope

- John Nathan-Turner

Guest

- Steve O’Brien

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On October-11-2013 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #387/A – Missing Episodes Special – Click here to listen!

rfs387aFOUND! Against all hope and logic, nine episodes of Doctor Who once thought lost forever have been found and returned to the BBC Archives. Such a monumental occasion warrants a rare Radio Free Skaro cutaway episode, wherein the Three Who Rule discuss the return of five episodes of The Enemy of the World and four episodes of The Web of Fear, the extravagant efforts that Doctor Who’s newest hero, Philip Morris of Television International Enterprises Archives, went to in order to uncover these lost treasures…and also reveal a little bit of the intense research that was done by the Skaro boys over the past few months to try to get to the bottom of all the rumours! Rejoice, Who fans!
Show Notes:

- Television International Enterprises…Archives!
- Television International Enterprises…Ltd!
- Doctor Who…missing episodes!
- Missing episodes…found!
- Missing episodes…Doctor Who Magazine article!
- Missing episode…press conference!
- Phillip Morris…interview!
- Missing episodes…DVD release dates!
- Missing episodes…DVD artwork!
- The Enemy of the World…poster!
- The Enemy of the World…trailer!
- The Enemy of the World…on iTunes!
- The Web of Fear…poster!
- The Web of Fear…trailer!
- The Web of Fear…on iTunes!

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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 August-25-2013 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #381 – Click here to listen!

rfs381The Three Who Rule welcome back our very good friend Chip from the Two-minute Time Lord podcast as we all talk over Neil Gaiman’s most recent Doctor Who effort, Nightmare in Silver. Has some time and distance since the story’s initial broadcast allowed our hearts to warm to it more, or was the extremely divisive reaction from fandom warranted and still valid? Will the effort satisfy 80s Hair Band pedants? News of the week, with Chip filling in for a very busy Warren, and which includes talk of what might just be the worst merchandise tie-in ever, rounds out this episode of Radio Free Skaro. Excelsior!
Show Notes:

- Doctor Who Magazine 464…Cover!
- Capaldi…To Remain Scottish?
- Regeneration Limit…Acknowledged!
- RTD…Talks Capaldi!
- The Three Doctors…On Screen!
- Christopher Eccleston’s…Message To The BFI!
- Future Doctor Who BFI Screening…Details!
- Peter Jackson Rumours…Just Won’t Die!
- William Hartnell Interview…Details!
- 2013 Doctor Who Prom…BBC One Transmission!
- Eighth Doctor…eBook!
- The Light At The End…Hipster Release!
- Talking Sonic Screwdriver…Pizza Cutter?!?!
- Guinness World Record…For Daleks!
- Two-minute…Time Lord!

Commentary

- Nightmare…In Silver!

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On July-14-2013 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #375 – Click here to listen!

rfs375With San Diego Comic Con looming in just a week’s time, the news list was filled to bursting with silly plastic dolls, lunch boxes and of course the con itself, which will feature a Sunday session with Steven Moffat, Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, and Mark Gatiss, as well as the iconic David Bradley who appears as the iconic William Hartnell in the iconic Adventures in Space and Time. But before SDCC comes the BBC Proms, a snippet of which you will hear on this very program! Toss in DVDs, ebooks, telesnaps and more and you’ve got a veritable gumbo of podcast goodness of #sharknado proportions. But wait, there’s more! A “The Bells of Saint John” commentary with which to fill your earholes with mirth, glee and mirth-glee! Listen! Now!
Show Notes:

- Doctor Who at the…2013 BBC Proms!
- Doctor Who…at San Diego Comic-Con!
- An Adventure in Space and Time…promo pic!
- Steven Moffat interviewed…by Entertainment Weekly!
- The Fourth Doctor…Time Capsule DVD Set!
- Doctor Who: The Monsters Collection…on DVD!
- Doctor Who Complete Series 7…box set!
- New Seventh Doctor…e-book!
- Doctor Who Magazine Second Doctor…Missing Episodes Special!
- British Icon…Dalek!
- SDCC First and Eleventh Doctors…action doll exclusives!
- SDCC Exclusive…Ace action figure!
- Chicago…TARDIS!

Commentary

- The Bells…of Saint John!

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On August-26-2012 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #325 – Click here to listen!

We’re officially into the home stretch toward the return of Doctor Who. After leaving the launch date until late in the game, as the BBC likes to do, it was formalized this past week that Asylum of the Daleks will grace our screens on September 1 (unless you live in Australia). Jubilation and excitement abound, despite the short run of Series 7A, and The Three Who Rule look forward to sinking their teeth into Moffat’s first proper Dalek story… next week. In the mean time, we still have the rest of our Invasion of Time commentary to deliver, as well as the rest of the past week’s news, which for a change is sorta Arthur Darvill-centric. Sit tight as we deliver a Rory-ing good time!
Show Notes:

- Asylum of the Daleks…September 1 on BBC One!
- Asylum of the Daleks…September 1 on SPACE!
- Asylum of the Daleks…September 1 on BBC America!
- Asylum of the Daleks…September 8 on ABC1!
- Series 7A…New Trailer!
- Asylum of the Daleks…”Predator of the Daleks” Trailer!
- Pond…Life!
- Arthur Darvill…At Gallifrey One!
- Doctor Who Magazine #451…Multiple Covers!
- Doctor Who…Fiftieth Anniversary Artwork!
- Rory Williams/Pond Action Figure…Finally!
- Hugo Awards…Next Weekend!

Commentary:

- The Invasion…Of Time!

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On August-19-2012 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #324 – Click here to listen!

With less than two weeks to go until new Doctor Who (maybe, possibly, nothing confirmed…) this week’s news unsurprisingly revolved around both actual Series 7 news, like the screening of Asylum of the Daleks at the British Film Institute, and the spoilery spoler-free reviews of said screening by some of the UK’s leading printed fishwrap merchants. Ticket sales for the upcoming NY screening of Asylum didn’t go off quite so smoothly, leading the charges of heresy, treason, and bad sportsmanship on the part of BBC America. But this was all mere preamble to the main event, a scintillating commentary of parts 1 to 4 of the Invasion of Time, the seminal adventure on Gallifrey involving foil villains, arbitrary romance, and Rodan, the slinkiest air traffic controller Time Lady ever. Enjoy!
Show Notes:

- Asylum of the Daleks…BFI Screening!
- Different…Opening Titles!
- Series 7…Titles for Episodes 4 & 5!
- Series 7…Synopses!
- Asylum of the Daleks…New York Screening!
- Series 7…New Promo Images!
- Doctor Who Magazine…Sarah Jane Special #3!
- Claws of Axos Revisitations…DVD Extras!
- Doctor Who…Card Game!

Commentary:

- The Invasion…Of Time!

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On May-27-2012 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #312 – Click here to listen!

With the furore and fascination of Eurovision now over with (oh, the excitement! The whimsy!), the Three Who Rule turn their gaze towards one of the most prolific directors in the new series, Euros Lyn, in this week’s Miniscope. Lyn was credited with directing an astonishing eleven episodes across nine stories, including some stunning work on Tooth and Claw, and some questionable decisions on the David Tennant/RTD finale The End of Time. Also discussed in this week’s podcast is Radio Free Skaro’s upcoming appearance at Westercon 66 in July 2013, and some exciting news on the DVD front in the months to come. All in all, this week’s episode is worth more Euros than money can buy!
Show Notes:

- Westercon…66!
- Matt Smith…Carries The Olympic Torch!
- Good…As Gold!
- The New Companion…Begins Filming!
- The Doctor’s Wife…Wins A Nebula!
- Doctor Who Magazine…Wins An Eagle!
- Ambassadors of Death…DVD Extras!
- Vengeance on Varos…DVD Extras Part One!
- Vengeance on Varos…DVD Extras Part Two!
- Inferno…To Be Revisited!

Miniscope:

- Euros…Lyn!

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On January-29-2012 4 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #291 – Click here to listen!

A simple commentary about “Closing Time,” which gave the Three Who Rule ample time to discuss the great chemistry between Matt Smith and guest star James Corden, instead devolved into a simply rancid discussion on babies and their propensity to poop on this episode of Radio Free Skaro. Our choice of topic says more about us than it does about the episode at hand, which was a delightful romp penned by Gareth Roberts and not at all a treatise on infants and their digestive habits. But leaving the puerile giggling aside for the moment, weighty matters as fictitious awards, possibly crappy video games and the life and quick death of Doctor Who Insider were also covered. All this and backhanded compliments aimed at Eric Roberts, and you’ve got yourself approximately an hour of a podcast of some sort!
Show Notes:

- Radio Free Skaro…And The World Of Tomorrow!
- Gallifrey…One!
- Doctor Who Insider…Shutting Down!
- The Eternity Clock…Trailer!
- The Eternity Clock…Not On PC?
- Upper Boat…Studio Tour!
- National…Television Awards!
- Virgin Media…TV Awards!
- April 2012…Region 1 DVD Releases!
- Nightmare of Eden, Dragonfire & Happiness Patrol…DVD Extras!
- Personal…TARDIS?!
- Aliens Vs…Wizards!
- Hugo Award…Nominations Open!

Commentary:

- Closing…Time!

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