• 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-20-2014 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #418 – Click here to listen!

rfs418What 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 to the fannish past. Eventually, the fellas settle down and talk about the work of Mr. Bennett, who helmed three stories in the Tom Baker era – “The Ark in Space”, “The Sontaran Experiment”, and “The Masque of Mandragora”. But what of the future? What wondrous commentaries and other aural delights are in store for you, dear listener? WHAT!?
Show Notes:

- Doctor Who Celebration…Full Panel With The Doctors!
- Doctor Who Nominated…As Best Of British!
- Doctor Who…On Amazon Prime Video!
- Horror Channel…Doctor Who Launch!
- The Radiophonic Workshop…Plays the Doctor Who Theme Live!
- Classic Doctor Who…DVD Compendium!
- Billie Piper…On The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson!
- 2014…Hugo Award Nominees!

Miniscope:

- Rodney…Bennett!

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 April-6-2014 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #416 – Click here to listen!

rfs416Sadly, 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 to the shape of Series Eight, including returning writers (Gareth Roberts), new actors (Tom Riley) and…well, that’s about it. It’s only April! One thing you won’t have to wait for is the return of Fluid Links, where the Three Who Rule once again take your questions about the show and use their tiny mind-computers to formulate opinions. Next week, it’s another classic series commentary with “The Curse of Peladon”! Whee!
Show Notes:

- Glyn Jones…1931-2014.
- Derek Martinus…1931-2014.
- Kate O’Mara…1939-2014.
- Gareth Roberts…writing for Series 8!
- Episode 6…filming now!
- Tom Riley…guest stars!
- BBC iPlayer…available of 30 days!
- The War Doctor…figurine!
- K-9…slippers!
- Twelfth Doctor…T-shirts!
- Monster Day Out at…the Doctor Who Experience!
- Radio Free Skaro on…Blue Box Podcast!
- Chris talks about “The Ark” on…TARDIS Tavern!

On March-30-2014 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #415 – Click here to listen!

rfs415It’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”. What did the Three Who Rule think? Turn on your audio-visualizer and find out! But before that, news of Mark Gatiss writing more episodes of Doctor Who, and can it really be nine years since Doctor Who returned to our screens? Amazing!
Show Notes:

- Rose…Ninth Anniversary!
- Mark Gatiss…Writing for Peter Capaldi!
- Myth…Makers!
- Adric…In Big Finish!
- An Adventure in Space and Time…Region 1 Artwork!
- Crafty…Nominations!
- Mary Tamm…Second Generation!

Miniscope:
- Michael…Hayes!

On February-2-2014 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #404 – Click here to listen!

rfs404In the dog days before the wondrous rapture that is the Gallifrey convention in the greater Los Angeles area, the news was sparse and the fans were restless. However, the reveal of Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor costume sparked not only excitement and fevered speculation across Who fandom but was also the cause of an ill-advised tangent on cosplay by Warren, Steven, and Chris, who know less than nothing about such matters and have been replaced by trained seals in 6th Doctor costumes. Next week, the semi-demi-official Gallifrey 2014 preview episode! But for now, a commentary by the Three Who Rule for “The Day of the Doctor”!
Show Notes:

- Peter Capaldi’s…Costume!
- An Adventure in Space and Time…Soundtrack!
- Big Finish…Wins Fictitious Awards!
- Gallifrey One…Update!

Commentary:
- The Day…of the Doctor!

On January-26-2014 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #403 – Click here to listen!

rfs403The Three Who Rule aren’t known for feedback, which is befitting of their hubristic megalomania and general dedication to evil. But in a new feature called Fluid Links, we’ve invited you, the listener, to submit topics of note for us to hash over, debate, pettily argue and break into tears over. Shocking lack of imagination or new era of transparency and openness? You be the judge.

Also news, LEGO, emulated video games, funny books, Gally announcements and DVD releases!

Show Notes:

- Arthur Darvill…At Gallifrey One!
- Tom Baker…Turns 80!
- Tom Baker…Interviewed!
- Verity Lambert…Biography!
- Peter Capaldi…Fan Art!
- J Michael Straczynski…Wants To Write Doctor Who!
- Doctor Who Fan Orchestra…50th Anniversary Suite!
- Doctor Who Wins…Fictitious National Television Awards!
- The Web of Fear…Region 2 DVD Release Date!
- Titan…Licensed for Doctor Who comics!
- Action Figures…The Next Wave!
- Twelfth Doctor…Not Lego!
- Eleventh Doctor…Slippers!
- Doctor Who…Cards Against Gallifrey!
- Doctor Who…Retro Gaming!

On September-1-2013 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #382 – Click here to listen!

rfs382Despite the Doctor Who world being split between multiple conventions this weekend (or because of it), the news was a bit thin this week, but that didn’t stop the Three Who Rule from spinning their creative wheels in new and exciting directions, including the creation of Sofa-ism, a philosophy based on sitting around on your couch. Canada’s national shame, otherwise known as Nickelback, was also name checked far more than necessary (ie. at all.) All this and an appearance from Sean Homrig of the Tardis Tavern podcast for our Name of the Doctor commentary! The mind reels at the riches in store for you. Next week: the producer Miniscopes begin in earnest!
Show Notes:

- Doctor Who Prom…Ratings!
- Tenth Planet…R1 DVD Release Date!
- Moonbase…Animation Proofs!
- BBC3…50th Anniversary Special?
- Doctor Who…Knitwear!
- Christopher Burgess (no, the other one) and Gerard Murphy…Died.
- Patrick Magee…Entertains!
- Parsec…Awards!
- TARDIS…Tavern!

Commentary

- The Name…of the Doctor!

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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 June-30-2013 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #373 – Click here to listen!

rfs373And thus begins the calm before the storm for Radio Free Skaro. One week before the Three Who Rule jet off to Sacramento to participate in Westercon 66, after which weeks of blockbuster episodes from commentaries to Miniscopes will take you all the way to the 50th Anniversary Special, the Three let their hair down, invite a couple friends over, and have a bit of fun and frivolity. First, Kyle Anderson of Nerdist and Doctor Who: The Writers Room fame drops by after far too long to talk about the news of the week in Doctor Who, and Toby Hadoke also drops by to tell everyone how his fabulous Who’s Round podcast is coming along, what’s in store in the weeks to come, and how can help Toby in his epic quest to gather a production anecdote from every single televised Doctor Who story. So sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy yourself with us!
Show Notes:

- Matt Smith…Says Thank You!
- BFI…Sixth Doctor Screening Q&A!
- BFI…Ninth Doctor Screening!
- September 2013…North America Doctor Who DVD Releases!
- October 2013…North America Doctor Who DVD Releases!
- BBC Radio 2…Celebrates 50 Years Of Doctor Who!
- Big Finish…And Philip Hinchcliffe!
- Tenth Doctor…Sonic Screwdriver Remote!
- Dalek…Whizz Watch!
- The Restoration…Team!
- 50th Anniversary…Fan-Made Trailer!
- Westercon…66!
- Chicago…TARDIS!

Guest:

- Kyle…Anderson!

Interview:

- Toby…Hadoke!

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On June-9-2013 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #370 – Click here to listen!

rfs370Another week and still no new Doctor Who. The long 6-month wait for the 50th Anniversary Special means speculation about the show’s future in the form of the next actor (or will it be actress?) to play The Doctor. But it’s not all bad as there are always stats to be had, always new Doctor Who merchandise to be discussed and/or mocked and of course talk of DVDs and just how lucky we are as Doctor Who fans to have the Restoration Team. Featured in this jam-packed episode of Radio Free Skaro is an interview with Michael Damian Thomas, who as co-editor of Queers Dig Time Lords, talks about the queer segment of Doctor Who fandom and what draws people to our beloved show. Enjoy!
Show Notes:

- A Female Doctor…A Bad Idea?
- The Next Doctor…Rory Kinnear?
- May…iPlayer Stats!
- Doctor Who…New Visual Effects Team!
- BFI…Screens Making-Of!
- August 2013…North America DVD/BD Releases!
- 3.75″ Action Figures…Now Available!
- Sixth Doctor…eBook!
- Eleventh Doctor…Alternate Costume T-Shirt!
- Brigadier Costume…T-Shirt!
- Doctor Who…Aprons!
- Doctor Who Experience…Cardiff Walking Tour!
- A TARDIS…In Space!
- Westercon…66!

Interview:

- Michael D Thomas…On Queers Dig Time Lords!

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