• Radio Free Skaro #516 – Comparisons Are Odious

    Gallifrey One! Two-thirds of the way through the convention, the Three Who Rule talk about their experiences so far, reminisce about the live show from Friday, and reveal some of the details of the "Gallifrey One is Required" video that featured during that show (The movie will be on the ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #515 – Gallifrey One Is Required

    It's Gallifrey One time! And for the fifth straight year, Radio Free Skaro was proud as punch to open the convention with a live stage show! Revel in the tales of "The Five(ish) Doctors" with Peter Davison! Be enthralled with the writing process with Sarah Dollard and Jamie Mathieson! Hear ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #514 – Station to Station 27

    Gallifrey One! Whether its your first time at the world’s biggest and best fan-run Doctor Who convention, or you’re an old hand at ribbons, Lobbycon, and the occasional panel, there’s something for everyone from February 12-14 at the LAX Marriott in Los Angeles. We’ll be kicking off the con with ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #513 – A Day In The Life Of Big Finish

    Is it true? Is Doctor Who leaving Netflix and Hulu in the US? It certainly appears that way, and the Three Who Rule range from perturbed to sanguine at this development, tempered with speculation on a possible BBC streaming service. Plus there’s news of dolls, coloring books, poorly considered song ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #512 – The New World Order

    The Doctor Who world was rocked this week by the news that Steven Moffat will be stepping down as showrunner, to be replaced by Chris Chibnall, showrunner of Broadchurch and writer of Torchwood, Life on Mars and yes, Doctor Who fame. What did the Three Who Rule think of this ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #511 – Ground Control to Major Tom

    For almost as long as Doctor Who has been around, there have been excited scribes chronicling its triumphs, tragedies, terrors and the finer points of Terileptil husbandry. Chief amongst these chroniclers of Time Lord lore has been Doctor Who Magazine, currently under the expert tutelage of gentleman editor Tom Spilsbury, ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #510 – The Fateful Eight

    This week on Radio Free Skaro, the meat of the matter is an interview in two parts with the Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, the first of which was held at LI Who and the second at Chicago TARDIS! Timey-wimey, and indeed locationy…waitony. Yeah. Also, stats! Yes, the news this week ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #509 – Petronella Candle

    Stats! A nightmare scenario for Warren, and a garden of numbered delights for Steven and Chris, but either way paltry material for the post-series 9, pre-Gally news list. However, this week we have an interview with Petronella Osgood herself, Ingrid Oliver, recorded recently at Chicago TARDIS! Straighten your question mark ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #508 – Code Name Damsel

    It’s Christmas! And in finest non-denominational fashion, the Three Who Rule are celebrating with not only plain red cups from noted purveyors of paganism Starbucks but also have seen “The Husbands of River Song” and have opinions on said…husbandry! Plus just a smidgen of news for you to consume along ...

  • Radio Free Skaro Patreon Special #3: Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. Commentary

    Yes, beloved Patreon subscribers, it's time for a holiday treat(?) as we unleash the commentary to the second of two Dalek films made in the 1960s, 1966's "Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D." onto an unsuspecting internet! Thrill to the adventures of Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, and most importantly, insouciant ...

On January-31-2016 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #513 – Click here to listen!

rfs513Is it true? Is Doctor Who leaving Netflix and Hulu in the US? It certainly appears that way, and the Three Who Rule range from perturbed to sanguine at this development, tempered with speculation on a possible BBC streaming service. Plus there’s news of dolls, coloring books, poorly considered song choices by future showrunners, and a full length documentary by Steven from the heart of Big Finish’s HQ in deepest London. What mysteries do these auditory magicians hold in their secret lair! Listen…and learn!
Show notes:

Doctor Who leaving Netflix and Hulu in the US
From September, BBC planning a US streaming site
Gallifrey One guest updates
Chris Chibnall’s Doctor Who theme song from 1985
Exclusive “Spearhead From Space” steelbook
Talking Tom Baker plush toy
A second Doctor Who colouring book coming April 7

Documentary:

Big Finish: Vampire of the Mind

On January-24-2016 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #512 – Click here to listen!

rfs512The Doctor Who world was rocked this week by the news that Steven Moffat will be stepping down as showrunner, to be replaced by Chris Chibnall, showrunner of Broadchurch and writer of Torchwood, Life on Mars and yes, Doctor Who fame. What did the Three Who Rule think of this seismic shift, not to mention the fact that there won’t be any new Who until Christmas of this year? More to the point, what are their views on digitizing Doctor Who pinball? Never let it be said we don’t focus on the important issues here at RFS. Just in case baseless speculation isn’t your thing, we also have an interview with Katy Manning, recorded at LI Who and presented here for your listening pleasure.
Show notes:

Moffat Out…Chibnall In!
Full 2016 Series?…Nope!
Chris Chibnall…Bio!
Radio Free Skaro…Is Required!
Gallifrey One…Program Preview!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Gallifrey One…More Guest Updates!
Billie Piper & Noel Clarke…At Calgary Expo!
Doctor Who Pinball…Kickstarter!
BBC Books…Upcoming Releases!
Long Island…Doctor Who!

Interview:

Katy…Manning!

On December-26-2015 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #508 – Click here to listen!

rfs508It’s Christmas! And in finest non-denominational fashion, the Three Who Rule are celebrating with not only plain red cups from noted purveyors of paganism Starbucks but also have seen “The Husbands of River Song” and have opinions on said…husbandry! Plus just a smidgen of news for you to consume along with the turkey, Tofurkey and other holiday meal staples you and your hold near and dear. And stay tuned to the end as Steven, Warren, and Chris talk about Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Spoilers!
Show notes:

The Husbands…Of River Song!
Gallifrey One…Guest Announcement!
Doctor Who…Outsourced?
Series 9…DVD Details!

On December-23-2015 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro Patreon Special #3 – Click here to listen!

rfspatreon3Yes, beloved Patreon subscribers, it’s time for a holiday treat(?) as we unleash the commentary to the second of two Dalek films made in the 1960s, 1966’s “Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.” onto an unsuspecting internet! Thrill to the adventures of Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, and most importantly, insouciant man of mystery Philip Madoc as they battle the diabolical pepperpots from Skaro in glorious color! Watch as Robomen engage in all manner of automated hijinks! Swoon as Daleks are trashed hither and yon! Drink, yell and be merry! Happy holidays!
Show notes:

Original 1966 Trailer for “Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.”

On December-13-2015 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #506 – Click here to listen!

rfs506It’s the first week of post Doctor Who depression, but the Three Who Rule are soldiering on and giving you stats, comic book news, somewhat confused explanations of role playing games and…and interview with Alex Kingston, from the stage of Chicago TARDIS to your ears. Your cat ears. Don’t worry, it’ll make sense once you listen to the interview. Really.
Show notes:

Hell Bent AI: 82
Final ratings for Heaven Sent
The Husbands of River Song will air on Space at 9pm ET on Christmas Day
The Husbands of River Song, airing in Australia on December 26 at 7:30pm
Press package for The Husbands of River Song
Region 1 DVD release for The Husbands of River Song coming February 23
Scripts for Heaven Sent and Hell Bent available for download
Titan Comics announce ongoing Ninth Doctor series
Updated Doctor Who role playing game with Twelfth Doctor

Interview:

Alex Kingston, recorded at Chicago TARDIS

On November-15-2015 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #502 – Click here to listen!

rfs502Goodbye England, and hello New York! Long Island, to be precise, the home of Long Island Who and the setting of this episode of Radio Free Skaro. Steven, Warren, and Chris took in “Sleep No More,” Mark Gattis’s found footage exploration of sleep deprivation and eye gunk, and then leapt to the stage in front of a live audience to give ill informed opinions and generally ponce about! (Note: there is a slight buzz for the first six minutes of the recording, but it disappears after that.)
Show notes:

Doctor Who Series 9, Episode 9 “Sleep No More”
Long Island Who!

On October-25-2015 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #499 – Click here to listen!

rfs499The Doctor reunites with Ashildr/Me…but is she a friend of an enemy? More to the point, was “The Woman Who Lived” better or worse than the episode that preceded it, “The Girl Who Died?” Also, is it possible to contain the sheer amount of squee generated when Sir John Hurt was announced as a guest at Gallifrey One? Perhaps the antidote (or “anti-squee”, if you will) is an upcoming K-9 film…co-starring Omega? The mind reels! Anyway, listen on, and look out, England, Steven and Warren are coming to visit you next week!
Show notes:

Doctor Who, Series 9, Episode 6 “The Woman Who Lived”
Is this the last we’ll see of Maisie Williams in Doctor Who?
“The Girl Who Died” AI of 82
“Before The Flood” final ratings: 6.05m
Jamie Mathieson, Rachel Talalay returning to Gallifrey One
Sir John Hurt attending Gallifrey One
Storyboards for “The Day of the Doctor” feature the 9th Doctor
Nothing At The End Of The Lane, Issue 4
New movie “K9: Timequake” coming to theatres in 2017

On October-18-2015 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #498 – Click here to listen!

rfs498Fandom held its collective breath to witness the return of The Doctor’s granddaughter Susan, in the form of Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, and instead of that half-baked and silly theory they got a cracking good story about Vikings, immortality and clarity regarding the thorny Visage De Capaldi issue that has plagued us since Deep Breath. Gripping stuff! And a good thing too as the news is very sparse this week, consisting of important action dolly matters and the DVD release of a (more or less) fan film from 20 years ago. Tune in, won’t you?
Show notes:

The Girl…Who Died!
Doctor Who…And The Space Vikings!
Before The Flood…Appreciated!
Under The Lake…UK Final Viewing Figures!
Clara and Eighth Doctor…Action Dollies!
Downtime…On DVD!
Doctor Who…Corgi Cosplay!
Radio Free Skaro at Long Island Doctor Who

On October-11-2015 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #497 – Click here to listen!

rfs497“Before the Flood” left Warren baffled and Steven and Chris intrigued, but what else did your three hosts think of the second episode of Toby Whitehouse’s brain-twisting two-parter? Did the paradoxes and guitar solos excite or infuriate them? More to the point, what developments in both LEGO, Big Finish audios and increasingly pointless DVD covers caught their eye? WHAT I ASK YOU!? Listen, and find out!
Show notes:

Doctor Who “Before The Flood”
The Bootstrap Paradox
“Under The Lake” AI of 84
“The Witch’s Familiar” final ratings
“The Magician’s Apprentice” iPlayer figures
Coming December 1: Doctor Who LEGO Ideas set
Coming Soon: BBC Store
“The Underwater Menace” DVD details
Doctor Who Christmas Specials box set available with TARDIS speakers
The War Doctor comes to Big Finish
Stuntman Derek Ware dies
Radio Free Skaro at Long Island Doctor Who

On September-20-2015 10 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #494 – Click here to listen!

rfs494An old enemy returns (or two!) in “The Magician’s Apprentice”, the first new Doctor Who in many months and the premiere episode of Series 9. Daleks and Missy and Davros, oh my! What did the Three Who Rule think? And what did they have to say about Jenna Coleman leaving Doctor Who? Tune into over an hour of their mad bleatings, including musings on #TeamHoodie, clam bombs, and the staggeringly important matter of the Capaldi Bouffant!
Show notes:

Series 9, Episode 1 “The Magician’s Apprentice”
Jenna Coleman is leaving Doctor Who
“The Doctor’s Meditation” on Doctor Who Facebook page (UK only)
“The Magician’s Apprentice” interview clips
Series 9 episode titles and Steven Moffat guide
Stuart Manning’s Radio Times Series 9 posters
“Under The Lake” synopsis
Doctor Who Christmas Specials Blu-ray box art
“The Witch’s Familiar” airs at 7:45pm on September 26 on BBC One

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