• Radio Free Skaro #452 – In the Nick of Time

    It’s beginning to feel a lot like Last Christmas, which is dominating both our thoughts and the promotional efforts of the BBC Publicity department. Maybe that’s why most of our news is focused on that upcoming holiday where they show a new Doctor Who story and some other, largely irrelevant ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #451 – Celsius 451

    With the Three Who Rule firmly back in place and order restored to the galaxy, there was great rejoicing and much waffling about next to nothing, not to mention the controversial and wrong headed use of the terms “P-Cap”, “J-Co,” and “S-Claw.” in reference to the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #450 – Billie Piper at the Gates of Dawn

    The annual tradition of US Thanksgiving (as we Canadians call it) brings about another yearly custom - Chicago TARDIS! This year's edition has been quite wonderful, bringing together most of the main cast of Series 1 of the new series to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Doctor Who returning to ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #449 – Super 8

    For the first time ever (we defy you to prove us wrong, RFS pedants, DEFY YOU) Radio Free Skaro is coming out on November 23rd, better known this year as the 51st anniversary of Doctor Who, our favorite program. And while there's no new Who to discuss until Christmas, we ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #448 – The Road To Qdoba

    And so begins the Dark Times, otherwise known as waiting a month and a bit after the end of Series 8 for the Doctor Who Christmas Special. In the meantime, the Three Who Rule tackled stats, poured one out for sci-fi TV legend Glen A. Larson, and most importantly, devoted ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #447 – All The President’s Cybermen

    And with that, Series 8 of Doctor Who is over! After a radical turn towards darkness and drama it all came together with “Death in Heaven,” the final episode of the series and the P-Capstone on the 12th Doctor’s inaugural year. From the machinations of Missy (AKA The Master) to ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #446 – The Moffat Master Plan

    The penultimate episode of Series 8 is upon us, with Cybermen, the afterlife, and Missy, who is revealed as….well, you should certainly watch “Dark Water” (penned by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay) before listening to the Three Who Rule expound upon the contents therein, or risk a mega-spoiler ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #445 – Can’t See The Forest For The Trees

    "In the Forest Of The Night" already looks to be one of the most polarizing episodes of Series 8, and there's no shortage of opinion on this week's Radio Free Skaro to go around. Along with Steven and Warren, Nerdist wordsmith Kyle Anderson joined in (pinch-hitting for an unavailable Chris) ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #444 – Boneless Chicken Wings

    Doctor Who is often at its best when it mixes domesticity with the fantastical, and the Jamie Mathieson penned, Douglas Mackinnon directed “Flatline” was no exception, if the rapturous reception (spoilers) of the Three Who Rule for this week’s episode is anything to go by. Thrill to their enthusiasm! Enjoy ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #443 – Execute Order 66

    Trains! Space! A mummy! Jelly babies! Foxes! All things in writer Jamie Mathieson's “Mummy on the Orient Express,” this week’s episode of the obscure and not well regarded televisual program known as Doctor Who, and all subjects for debate for the Three Who Rule, who mulled all these elements plus ...

On July-3-2011 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #261 – Click here to listen!

It’s Miracle Day! No, not that Torchwood series due to begin soon… the miracle is the fact The Three Who Rule are actually excited to watch Torchwood! To celebrate what we derisively once dubbed Torchwood: USA, the Radio Free Skaro lads invite Chris Sigma from The Ood Cast, who was fortunate enough to attend the London premiere of Miracle Day, to join the fun and present a spoiler-free look at what to expect from this new series. And the best part of all is you, dear listener, are not subjected to songs or sketches from the likes of Warren, Steven or Chris.

*No Oods were harmed in the making of this podcast.

Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
The Ood…Cast!
Torchwood…Miracle Day!
Miracle Day…Episode 1 On The BBC!
Miracle Day…Episode 2 On The BBC!
Miracle Day…BBC Trailer!
Doctor Who…At San Diego Comic-Con!
BARB…Online Viewing Figure Tracking!
Eleventh Doctor…Statue!
Time Lord…Psychic Container!
Plush…TARDIS!
Plush…Dalek!
Big Finish…License Extension!
Eighth Doctor…Audio Adventures Book!
Crash Of The Elysium…For Grownups!!

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On March-13-2011 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #245 – Click here to listen

The Miniscope returns to Radio Free Skaro this week, but with a twist. Instead of the subject being chosen randomly, musician Peter Howell’s work was specifically chosen for discussion, and instead of a discussion, why not interview the man himself? So, in tandem with Dr. Phillip Serna of Adventures in Time, Space, and Music, Steven got to talk to one of his early musical heroes about his many varied scores for Doctor Who from 1980-1985. Also, news and many fact corrections from the week before. What fun!

Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Adventures In Time, Space…And Music!
Series 6…Begins April 23 In The UK!
Series 6…Begins April 23 In The US!
Series 6…To Air On SPACE!
SPACE…Series 5 Ratings!
Episode 11…Title!
Episode 10…Writer And Director!
Episode 7…Title?
Piers Wenger…Changes Jobs!
Destroy All Monsters…First Look!
Android Invasion…DVD Extras In Production!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…Prequel Books!
Nicholas Courtney…Charity Appeal!

Miniscope:

Peter…Howell!

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On February-13-2011 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #237 – Click here to listen

The Three Who Rule have set aside the Richard Martin miniscope for now so the focus of this week’s episode can be the upcoming Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles. Gally mania ramps up to fever level as the lads talk panels, podcasts and poltroonery. News of the week rounds things out, even delving into the mostly foreign world of Big Finish! Regularly scheduled programming gets accelerated in a few days time as daily podcasts from Gallifrey One begin, so remember to check your feed more often!
Show Notes:

Radio Free Skaro in 3-D…at Gallifrey One!
Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Gallifrey…One!
The Minute…Doctor Who Podcast!
Episode 9…Spoiled by Doctor Who Magazine!
Series 6…Casting Notes!
Miracle Day…Gets A Newman!
Prefab…Doctor Who Costumes!
Patrick Troughton…Biography!
Leela…Returns In Big Finish!
Big Finish…Lost Stories Series 3!
iPlayer App…For iPad!
iPlayer App…For Android!

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On January-2-2011 3 Comments
Radio Free Skaro #231 – Click here to listen

The first Radio Free Skaro episode of 2011 features the return of the popular Miniscope segments (well, some of you liked them in the past, anyhow) wherein the Three Who Rule discuss the works of a particular writer, director, or some other behind the scenes person in their careers on Doctor Who. Dick Mills, the initial subject for this episode, was bumped to next week (more on that later), so Series 3 director Charles Palmer became a last minute subject. How did his efforts rate with your intrepid hosts? Listen on!
Show Notes:

Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
Radio Free Skaro…on YouTube!
Gallifrey…One!
A Christmas Carol…Appreciated!
A Christmas Carol…BBC America Ratings!
A Christmas Carol…Australian Ratings!
Torchwood: The New World…Synopsis!
National Television Awards…Nominations!

Miniscope Links (Charles Palmer):

Smith…And Jones!
The Shakespeare…Code!
Human…Nature!
The Family…Of Blood!

On December-19-2010 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #229 – Click here to listen

The stream of commentaries that the Three Who Rule have been unleashing upon the world for the past several months finally concludes with their real-time review of the Series 5 finale The Big Bang. And what an episode to go out on, all three were as admiring of the story as they were when it first went out in June and nothing has changed in the mean time. Also of note, this is Warren’s last episode from China, a nation whose internet connection is almost as dodgy as its human rights record. Next week: new Doctor Who in the form of A Christmas Carol. And we can’t wait, either.
Show Notes:

Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
A Christmas Carol…BFI Screening!
Bill Pullman…Joins Torchwood!
Mekhi Phifer…Joins Torchwood!
Doctor Who…on Thinking Allowed!
The Pandorica Opens…Action Figures!
Resurrection of the Daleks…Action Figures!
Mara Tales…coming to Region 1 DVD!
K-9…Comes To UK DVD!

Commentary:

The Big…Bang!

On December-12-2010 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #228 – Click here to listen

The Pandorica Opens was the focus of most of this episode of Radio Free Skaro, thanks to a light news week. Good thing, too, as Pandorica was another triumph from Series 5, featuring many power mad conspirators – Daleks, Sontarans, Cybermen – gathering together to fight their greatest enemy, The Doctor. Such a visual feast put the Three Who Rule in danger of becoming transfixed on what they were watching, but they managed to mostly steer clear of the silence for the time being. Ah, yes. The Silence. More on that next week…
Show Notes:

Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
A Christmas Carol…Region 1 Release!
Mara Tales…DVD Release Date!
Revisitations 2…DVD Release Date!
Doctor Who Prom…On Aussie TV!
Guess Who’s Back… For Torchwood!
New Audio Dramas…For Torchwood!

Commentary:

The Pandorica…Opens!

On November-28-2010 10 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #226 – Click here to listen

The time has finally come for The Three Who Rule to sink their teeth into Vincent and the Doctor as the Series 5 commentary series continues. Vincent has been a polarizing episode both amongst the Radio Free Skaro gang as well as much of fandom in general with opinions firmly seated on both sides of the fence. Will opinions change with another viewing and an open debate? Will assertions of greatness or dreadfulness fall on deaf ears? The news of the week rounds out this episode along with a teaser of what’s to come next week…
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
A Christmas Carol…Synopsis!
A Christmas Carol…7PM Start Time?
A Christmas Carol…December 26 on SPACE!
Lost In Time…Ratings!
Paradise Towers…On DVD In 2011!
Meglos…DVD Details!
Doctor Who…Comes To iOS!
Wiped!…a fantastic book!
Ingrid Pitt…Died.

Commentary:

Vincent…And The Doctor!

On November-17-2010 0 Comments

BBC America, earlier today on Twitter announced a Christmas Day broadcast of the 2010 Christmas Special, A Christmas Carol. Speculation had been rampant about the lag time between the UK and North American broadcasts, and now we have the answer – a handful of hours. BBC America will air A Christmas Carol at 9PM EST. Further details are still forthcoming from Canada’s home of Doctor Who, SPACE.

UPDATE: The full BBC America press release also states that the network will air the Doctor Who Prom from this past summer, in addition to a Doctor Who marathon on December 24. Click below to read the full text of the BBC America press release:

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On November-17-2010 1 Comment

All the hype has passed and the product has been delivered – Matt Smith has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Doctor Who fandom across America let out a collective squee. Wait no longer, have a watch of Smith’s appearance!

On November-17-2010 1 Comment

As we at Radio Free Skaro first discussed earlier this year, Matthew Graham has indeed been confirmed as a writer for Series 6. Doctor Who Magazine 428 reports that Graham will be penning episodes 5 & 6, which comprise a two-part story.

On a (likely) related note, Doctor Who Spoilers is reporting the casting of Sarah Smart for an upcoming two-parter to be directed by Julian Simpson. The first filming block comprising episodes 3 & 4 has wrapped and the current filming block comprising Episodes 1 & 2 is underway, and currently filming in America, so we anticipate episodes 5 & 6 to comprise the next filming block. (UPDATE: Graham has himself confirmed this on Twitter.)

Graham, whose previous Doctor Who credit is 2006’s Fear Her has also had great success with Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. While Fear Her may not be a lauded classic for most, having Graham on the Series 6 writing team definitely excites the Three Who Rule!

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