• 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #507 – Slates And Sliders

    It was a slow week for news, and the Three Who Rule thought they were in comfortable and familiar territory by recording a tiny news list on a Thursday...only to be scooped by Gallifrey One guest announcements the next morning! While you won't hear about Michelle Gomez or Ingrid Oliver's ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #506 – A River Runs Through It

    It'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, ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #505 – The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

    Series 9 is over….and what a way to go! Time Lords, Clara, Me, hybrids, mythology, mystery and a certain retro time machine make for some delicious Feels Gumbo on this week’s Radio Free Skaro. From Rachel Talalay’s fine direction to subtle performances from both P-Cap and J-Co and everything in ...

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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!

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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 December-6-2015 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #505 – Click here to listen!

rfs505Series 9 is over….and what a way to go! Time Lords, Clara, Me, hybrids, mythology, mystery and a certain retro time machine make for some delicious Feels Gumbo on this week’s Radio Free Skaro. From Rachel Talalay’s fine direction to subtle performances from both P-Cap and J-Co and everything in between, this episode had it all, and the Three Who Rule dive deep into “Hell Bent” for you, dear listener. Also discussed is the upcoming “The Husbands of River Song”, and the new line of Doctor Who inspired fashions from Hot Topic!
Show notes:

Hell…Bent!
Heaven Sent…Appreciated!
Face the Raven…Final BBC Viewing Figure!
Christmas Episode…Title!
Christmas Special…BBC Broadcast Time!
Peter Jackson…Directs Who?
Underwater Menace…North American DVD Release Delayed!
Series 9 Part 2…New Artwork!
Funko Pop…Tenth Doctor Regeneration Figure!
Hot Topic…New Doctor Who Clothing Line!
Little Big Planet…Doctor Who Costume Pack!

On November-22-2015 5 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #503 – Click here to listen!

rfs503And so we come to the end of Clara Oswald, one of the most consequential companions in the history of Doctor Who and the focus of “Face The Raven,” the third to last story in Series 9. What did the Three Who Rule think of Clara’s departure, writer Sarah Dollard’s debut, and the return of Rigsy? And, as the Three catch up on various news items of the past couple weeks, what of stats, comics, DVDs and other frip-frap? Next week, Steven calls in from Chicago TARDIS and we look at “Heaven Sent,” the Capaldi one-hander leading into the Series 9 finale. Woot!
Show notes:

Face…The Raven!
Episodes 11 & 12…Are Longer!
Sleep No More…Appreciated!
The Zygon Inversion…Appreciated!
The Zygon Inversion…Final BBC Viewing Figure!
The Zygon Invasion…Final BBC Viewing Figure!
Doctor Who…Popular On SPACE!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Jenna Coleman…Withdraws From Chicago TARDIS!
Eve Myles…Withdraws From Chicago TARDIS!
Tenth Doctor/Donna…Big Finish Clip!
Fourth Doctor/Sarah Jane…Titan Comics!
The Dad Who Fell To Earth…Fictitious Award Nomination!
The Underwater Menace…North American DVD Release?
Series 9 Part Two…North American DVD/BluRay Release!

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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

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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 October-4-2015 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #496 – Click here to listen!

rfs496Doctor Who dives beneath the waves for “Under the Lake,” a base under siege story with ghosts, flash cards and British Sign Language….but what did Steven, Warren and Chris think of the first part of this soggy saga? More to the point, what is their hot take on “Class,” the just announced Doctor Who spin-off to be produced next year by BBC Wales(possibly at the expense of Doctor Who)? And as if that wasn’t enough, we also have Steven interviewing Clara Oswald herself, Jenna Coleman, recorded live onstage at Edmonton Expo!
Show notes:

Under…The Lake!
Under The Lake…Index Cards!
SeeHear…Profiles Under The Lake
The Witch’s Familiar…Appreciated!
The Magician’s Apprentice…UK Ratings!
Class!
The Sonic Screwdriver…May Come Back!
LEGO Ideas…Doctor Who Set Coming Soon!
Christmas Specials…Home Video Artwork!
Christmas Specials Set…October 19 UK Release Date!
Series 9 Part 1…Home Video Artwork Updated!
Long Island Who…New Guests!
New York Comic Con…Doctor Who Panel!

Interview:

Jenna…Coleman!
Edmonton…Expo!

On September-13-2015 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #493 – Click here to listen!

rfs493One week to go until Doctor Who Series 9 premieres, and what better way to rev up the hype engines than a rather cryptic prologue featuring P-Cap, Karn and Ohila, last seen in “The Night of the Doctor”? In fact, all manner of activity is rolling to the boil in the Who-o-sphere, including a new Game Maker app coming soon from the BBC, Time Squad dollies to adorn your desk or crying chamber, and other fun bric-a-brac. And speaking of bricks, our feature interview this week is with Pete Hickman, BBC Worldwide Producer of Digital Entertainment and Games and driving force behind the Doctor Who portion of LEGO Dimensions! Build high for happiness!
Show notes:

The Magician’s Apprentice…Prologue!
The Magician’s Apprentice…Prologue on BBC America!
The Magician’s Apprentice…BBC One Broadcast Time!
Series 9…Cardiff Premiere!
Series 9…New York City Premiere!
The Witch’s Familiar…Synopsis!
Series 9…Simulcast on ABC iView!
Series 9…Premiere in New Zealand!
Series 9 Part One…DVD/BluRay Artwork!
Peter Capaldi…Directing Veep!
Doctor Who Game Maker…Debuts September 15!
Second Twelfth Doctor…5″ Action Dolly!
Time Squad…Next Wave!
Big Chief Studios…Ninth Doctor!
Gwen and Rhys…Return In Big Finish Torchwood!
Big Finish Torchwood…Second Series!
BBC iPlayer…To Open To Third Party Content!
Jenna Coleman…Edmonton Expo Panel!
Chicago TARDIS…Guest Update!

Interview:
LEGO…Dimensions!

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Radio Free Skaro #492 – Click here to listen!

rfs492With only two weeks to go before we get new Doctor Who, the news is coming fast, including a new trailer for Episode 1 “The Magician’s Apprentice”, a (very short and mysterious) video from Series 9 finale director Rachel Talalay, the upcoming DVD release of “The Underwater Menace” (!) and so much more! As if that wasn’t enough to stew your petunias, we also have author and Reality Bomb impresario Graeme Burk co-hosting this week and telling us about “The Doctors are In,” the new book he and Robert Smith? have penned! Hurrah!
Show notes:

River Song…Returns At Christmas!
Magician’s Apprentice…Trailer!
Magician’s Apprentice…Synopsis!
Rachel Talalay…Talks Who!
Doctor Who Festival…New Guests!
Underwater Menace…Finally On DVD!
Dark Water/Death In Heaven…3D BluRay Details!
Big Finish…Torchwood Trailer!
New Books…From Miwk Publishing!
Out of Time…The Deaths and Resurrections of Doctor Who!

Interview:
Graeme…Burk!
The Doctors…Are In!

On August-30-2015 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #491 – Click here to listen!

rfs491Back from the Hugo Awards and reunited once more, the Three Who Rule have a grab bag of newsiness this week, including the sad cancellation of the New York Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular “for reasons”, Peter Davison’s upcoming autobiography, and more! But the main feature of this week’s episode is the return of Fluid Links, where we answer listener questions and, at least once or twice, engage in actual debate! Stirring stuff!
Show notes:

NYC Doctor Who Symphonic spectacular canceled
BAFTA Cymru Series 9 screening and Q&A on September 10
Doctor Who Series 8 received 5 BAFTA Cymru nominations
Steven Moffat defends the BBC at Edinburgh TV Festival
Waris Hussein on what has changed about making Doctor Who
Doctor Who Missing Episodes Q&A with Sue Malden
New wave of 3.75″ action figures
Peter Davison writing his autobiography “The Fifth(ish) Doctor)”
Series 9 (Part 1) and Christmas Special DVDs listed on Amazon
Bernice Summerfield to feature in a Twelfth Doctor novel
Jenna Coleman coming to Edmonton Expo
2015 Hugo Awards Ceremony (and pre- and post-shows) available online

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