• 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. ...

  • 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 ...

On January-15-2010 0 Comments

spacebadgeOn the latest SPACE Podcast, the Three Who Rule, after taking a week off to let The End of Time sink in a bit more, offer their revised thoughts of David Tennant’s finale. Will much have changed in their way of thinking? Will Steven like it less? Will Warren dislike it more? Will Chris acknowledge that it actually existed? Have a listen and find out!

On December-31-2009 0 Comments

spacebadgeOn the latest SPACE Podcast, released in time for the Doctor Who marathon on SPACE on January 2, the Three Who Rule discuss the impact that David Tennant has left on the Doctor Who universe, both on screen and off. Also featured is an interview that SPACE podcast host Mark Askwith conducted with Russell T Davies! Have a listen for yourself!

On December-27-2009 24 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #174 – Click here to listen

rfs174So it’s come to this. More than a year after David Tennant announced he was leaving the role of the Doctor, through endless speculation, theorizing and fanwank, we’ve finally reached the Tenth Doctor’s penultimate adventure, and….the results are not good. In fact, they’re disastrous. The Three Who Rule were moved to anger, bile, and sadness at Russell T. Davies’ constant and unnecessary need to outdo himself, at The Master’s penchant for leaping and lightning, exacerbated by the fact that all three of your august hosts were in the same room at the same time. In fact, there may have been a monkey knife fight, you’ll just have to listen to find out. Allons-sigh.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
The End of Time…Part One!
Two Minute Time Lord reviews…the RTD era!
The End of Time, Part One…viewing figures!
The Waters of Mars on BBC America…best ratings ever!
BBC America…Doctor Who marathon!
BBC America…makes an oopsie!
Doctor Who…missing episodes!
Torchwood: Children of Earth…in Australia!
BBFC clears DVD extras for…The Space Museum!
BBFC clears DVD extras for…The Chase!
Dreamland…DVD extra!
Noel Clarke…on The Mutants DVD!
Restoration Team wins…a fictitious award!
BBC…Shownar!

On December-23-2009 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro again features on the latest SPACE Podcast, just released today in time for Christmas! The Three Who Rule discuss the importance of the Doctor Who Christmas specials and how they’ve been crucial in building the audience for the programme and making it the flagship show for the BBC. Have a listen for yourself!

On December-18-2009 0 Comments

spacebadgeOn the latest SPACE Podcast, the Three Who Rule again contribute a segment, this time devoted to a spoiler-free review of The Waters of Mars (because, yes, there are people out there who haven’t seen it), which is airing on SPACE on Saturday, December 19. Host Mark Askwith and guest Ajay Fry also talk at great length about the day long Doctor Who marathon on January 2, culminating with the Canadian broadcast premiere of The End of Time. Have a listen for yourself!

On December-6-2009 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #171 – Click here to listen

rfs171With the Three Who Rule reunited once more, and with the analytic powers of the Third Guy squarely aimed at schedules, Appreciation Indexes and other such numeric minutiae, a slow news week was transformed into quasi-random babble and buildup to the exciting segment you’ve all been waiting for….Douglas Camfield in the Miniscope. Praise for Camfield’s prodigious output was universal if varying in intensity, but all three hosts agreed the man was a force for good (for the show) and bad (for Dudley Simpson’s career.)
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
WhoNews…iPhone App!
The End of Time…on BBC One!
The End of Time…on SPACE!
The End of Time…on BBC America!
Doctor Who…Christmas idents!
More Doctor Who…Christmas idents!
The End of Time…clips!
The End of Time…more clips
Doctor Who…Adventure Calendar!
John Barrowman says…Torchwood’s back!
Doctor Who on…See Saw!
Peladon box set…delayed?
BBC…Shownar!

Miniscope Links (Douglas Camfield):
Planet…of Giants!
The…Crusade!
The Time…Meddler!
The Daleks’…Master Plan!
The Web…of Fear!
The…Invasion!
Inferno…I
Terror…of the Zygons!
The Seeds…of Doom!

On November-23-2009 11 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #169 – Click here to listen

rfs169To commemorate the 46th anniversary of the debut of Doctor Who, The Three Who Rule felt it only fitting to invite fellow podcasting super-giant Ken Deep of Doctor Who: Podshock onto the show to not only discuss the news and events of the past week in the world of Who, but to wax on about how they became fans of the show, why they are all still fans, and how they all manage to spend a fair amount of time each week talking about what we, and no doubt you, think is the greatest TV programme ever invented – Doctor Who. We hope you enjoy this unique celebration.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Ken Deep talks…Chicago TARDIS!
Anneke Wills…at Gallifrey!
Radio Free Skaro…on Den of Geek!
Radio Free Skaro…blogging for SPACE!
Doctor Who…Dreamland!
Tennant finale…named!
The End of Time preview…on Children in Need!
Children in Need…ratings!
The End of Time…on BBC America!
The Waters of Mars…ratings!
The Waters of Mars…appreciated!
Sarah Jane Adventures…The Gift!
Sarah Jane Adventures Episode 11…ratings!
Sarah Jane Adventures Episode 12…ratings!
Sarah Jane Adventures…Appreciated!
Shada documentary…on BBC Radio 4!
Lizo says…The Writer’s Tale released on January 14!
BBC acquires…2|Entertain!
BBC…Shownar!

On November-8-2009 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #167 – Click here to listen

rfs167With just a week to go before the UK premiere of the next Doctor Who special, The Waters of Mars, RFS’s own Steven sat down with the co-writer of the special, Phil Ford, to talk about the episode in an exclusive, in-depth interview that also covered Phil’s work on The Sarah Jane Adventures and Dreamland. Before that, the Three Who Rule do their best to plow through what was a busy news week in the world of Who.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Doctor Who…The Waters of Mars!
Lichfield…Cathedral!
Dreamland…coming November 21!
Dreamland…preview clip!
Doctor Who…Confidential!
Sarah Jane Adventures…The Eternity Trap!
Sarah Jane Adventures Episode 7…ratings!
Sarah Jane Adventures Episode 8…ratings!
Sarah Jane Adventures…Appreciated!
David Tennant…on Absolute Radio!
David Tennant…on US TV!
David Tennant…on Never Mind The Buzzcocks!
The Waters of Mars…in Australia!
The Web Planet…on UK MSN!
Doctor Who nominated…for a Writer’s Guild Award!
David Tennant…nominated!
The Masque of Mandragora…extras!
Dalek War Box Set coming to…North America!
Remembrance of the Daleks coming to…North America!
BBC…Shownar!

On November-6-2009 1 Comment

The BBC today released a second, shorter trailer for The Waters of Mars. New footage appears and as always spoiler warnings do apply for those phobics in the crowd. That being said, Mars awaits!

On November-5-2009 0 Comments
rfs167promoWe’re pleased as punch at Radio Free Skaro to tell you about an upcoming interview with The Waters of Mars co-writer Phil Ford. In the interview, which will feature in Episode 167 (to be released this weekend), Phil talks at great length about the upcoming The Waters of Mars, as well as discussing his role as head writer of The Sarah Jane Adventures and writing the upcoming animated serial Dreamland.

Have a listen to the promo, and be sure to catch Radio Free Skaro #167 this weekend!

BBC…Shownar!

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