• 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #442 – Through The Thick And Thin

    “Kill the Moon,” this week’s episode of Doctor Who, has proven to be one of the most divisive in recent memory, with fandom loving it or despising it but certainly not dismissing it. Was it the “game changer” showrunner Steven Moffat made it out to be? Has Peter Capaldi’s Doctor ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #441 – Officer’s Mess

    When we found out that Gareth Roberts was the scribe behind “The Caretaker,” we all expected a rompity-romp-romp, much like “The Lodger” and “Closing Time.” And while this story did have rompy moments, it was also funny, touching and filled with nice character touches that you’ll only find out about ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #440 – All Hail The Great Architect

    The beauty of Doctor Who is that it can be any story, anywhere and anywhen…and yet inexplicably there’s never really been a heist episode. Well, no longer! “Time Heist,” by writer Steve Thompson of “Curse of the Black Spot” and “Journey to the Center of the TARDIS" (ahem) fame. Did ...

  • 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 ...

On September-25-2011 10 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #273 – Click here to listen!

The penultimate episode of Series 6 featured the return of one of the great Doctor-companion teams that never happened. Matt Smith and James Corden, so perfectly matched in 2010’s “The Lodger”, reunited to amuse and delight in Gareth Roberts’s wonderful follow-up “Closing Time”, a story about which the Three Who Rule were unanimous in their opinion. The Cybermen also returned and were promptly dispensed with, but who cares about them, really? Also discussed in this podcast: the inevitable rapid-fire stats, new toys, favourite Doctors, rampant pluggery and more. Radio Free Skaro, here to help!
Show Notes:

Closing…Time!
The Wedding of River Song…Broadcast Time!
Series 7…Begins Autumn 2012!
Closing Time…BBC Overnights!
The God Complex…Appreciated!
The Girl Who Waited…Final BBC Numbers!
The Gathering…Final BBC Numbers!
Christmas Special…Guest Cast!
– Sarah Jane Adventures…Episode 3 and Episode 4 Synopses!
Sarah Jane Adventures…Series 4 On North American DVD!
Reign Of Terror…Animation Sample!
Next Wave…Of Doctor Who Action Figures!
Chicago TARDIS…Guest Announcements!
The Ood Cast…Live!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

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Radio Free Skaro #272 – Click here to listen!

A minotaur, a question of fear and faith, and a turning point for the Doctor and his companions…not to mention a surreal hotel from Hell! The God Complex went under the RFS microscope this week, with a smattering of opinion both favourable and somewhat less so. Add a giant brick wall o’ stats, a Sarah Jane launch date, some new guests for Gallifrey 2012, and an interview with “The Girl Who Waited” scribe Tom MacRae, and you’ve got yourself an audio file of approximately an hour in length!
Show Notes:

The God…Complex!
The Wedding of River Song…Synopsis!
Closing Time…Opening Time!
The God Complex…BBC Overnights!
The Sarah Jane Adventures…Returns October 3!
The Girl Who Waited…Appreciated!
Night Terrors…Final BBC Numbers!
The Blood Line…BBC Overnights!
Starz…Torchwood Broadcast Numbers!
The Gathering…Appreciated!
End of the Road…Final BBC Numbers!
Series 6 Complete DVD Set…More Extras!
Fictitious…TV Choice Awards!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

Interview:

Tom…MacRae!

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Radio Free Skaro #271 – Click here to listen!

The Girl Who Waited was, to varying degrees, praised by the Three Who Rule as one of the best episodes (if not THE best, according to Warren) of this season, with acclaim for the direction, the visuals, the timey-wimey-ness, and most of all for Karen Gillan’s double performance as herself and…herself.

But wait! Torchwood: Miracle Day also wrapped up its 10 episode run with rockginas, immortals, f-bombs, and Oswald Danes doing what he does best: making the blood of civilized folk curdle.

Add a dollop of stats, DVD news and Matt Smith being a stylin’ mofo, and you’ve got yourself, well, a podcast!

Next week…..Night Terrors! Or, more accurately, The God Complex!

Show Notes:

The Girl…Who Waited!
The Blood…Line!
The Girl Who Waited…Overnights!
Night Terrors…Appreciated!
The Gathering…BBC Overnights!
End of the Road…Appreciated!
Immortal Sins…Final BBC Viewing Figures!
The God Complex…At 7:10!
Closing Time…At 6:00!
Series 6.2 DVD Set…Gives Episode Lengths!
Series 6 DVDs…In North America!
Ian Levine’s Shada…Completed!
Fictitious…Style Awards!
Chicago…TARDIS!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

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On September-4-2011 11 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #270 – Click here to listen!

Fear Her, one of the less appreciated stories in the Doctor Who oeuvre, isn’t a story that the Three Who Rule reasoned (or hoped) would ever be brought up again in Doctor Who, but all three of your intrepid hosts got a distinct Chloe Webber/scribble monster/suburban England vibe from Mark Gatiss’s Night Terrors. That isn’t to say that they didn’t enjoy it, though. Also up for discussion was Episode 9 of Torchwood: Miracle Day, The Gathering, as that series hurdles, or stumbles, to its conclusion next week. All this and the usual dash and sprinkle of news, including the talk of the upcoming UNIT Box Set and some bona fide monumental viewing figures for SPACE in Canada.
Show Notes:

Night…Terrors!
The…Gathering!
Let’s Kill Hitler…Wins Canada!
Let’s Kill Hitler…iPlayer Success!
Series 6.2…Casting News!
The Girl Who Waited…At 7:15!
The God Complex…Synopsis!
Night Terrors…BBC Overnights!
Let’s Kill Hitler…Final BBC Ratings!
Let’s Kill Hitler…Appreciated!
End of the Road…BBC Overnights!
Immortal Sins…Appreciated!
The Middle Men…Final BBC Ratings!
Sarah Jane Adventures…Series 5 BFI Screening!
CBBC…Trailer!
UNIT…Box Set!
Invasion of the Dinosaurs & Android Invasion…On North American DVD!
Invasion of the Dinosaurs…Episode 1 Colour Status!
Target Reprints…Coming To North America!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

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On August-14-2011 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #267 – Click here to listen!

Torchwood continues its Miracle Day run with episode 6 and the lads sink their teeth into… well, there’s not much to sink their teeth into this week, is there? Nevertheless, rampant mastication of the worthy bits kills some time as we wait for more Doctor Who and for Torchwood to do something… anything. Also, lamentably, the Summer Classic Commentary Series comes to the end as the Three Who Rule tackle The Invasion’s latter episodes with their usual flare and panache and with the able assistance of their seagull frenemies.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…Episode 6!
Categories of Life…BBC Overnights!
Escape to LA…Appreciated!
Dead of Night…Final BBC Ratings!
Starz & BBC Worldwide…Stay Partners!
Let’s Kill Hitler Prequel…Coming Soon!
Let’s Kill Hitler…In Australia!
BBC America…Series 6 Fall Trailer!
Retro Doctor Who Action Figures…The Next Wave!
Character Building Minifigs…The Next Wave!
Serpent Crest…Details!
The Doctor Who…Restoration Team!

Commentary
The…Invasion (Episodes 5-8)!

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On July-31-2011 5 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #265 – Click here to listen!

More Torchwood (it’s still good!) and more stats (they’re still numbers!) and more news and a whole lot of blathering about Christopher Bailey’s Snakedance populate this episode of Radio Free Skaro as the Summer Classic Commentary series continues! The lads take a turn at fashion advice as the return of The Mara is talked over and as ever walk the line of decency as the notion of men in dresses gets a thorough investigation. Allons-y!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
Torchwood…Miracle Day!
Dead of Night…BBC Overnights!
Rendition…Appreciated!
The New World…Final BBC Ratings!
Doctor Who Episode 10…Named!
The Late…Late Show!
International…iPlayer!
International iPlayer…In Canada!
Fanz!
Colony In Space…Region 1 DVD!
The Face of Evil…Commentary!
River & Pandorica Chair…Toys!
2011 Action Figues…Wave 2!
Sarah Jane Adventures…Series 4 DVD/Blu-Ray!
Red, White and…Who!

Commentary
Snakedance!

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A new trailer for Torchwood: Miracle Day came out during this week’s San Diego Comic-Con. Have a look!

On July-14-2011 0 Comments

While the Starz version of The New World didn’t have this extended Next Time trailer, the BBC One broadcast did. Have a look at some scenes from upcoming episodes of Torchwood: Miracle Day:

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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