• 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 ...

  • 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 ...

On June-28-2011 0 Comments

Starz has released an 11-minute sneak peek of Torchwood: Miracle Day including a bunch of footage from the series. Have a look!

On June-27-2011 0 Comments

Website Den of Geek is reporting that Torchwood: Miracle Day will begin its UK run on Thursday, July 14. The New World will go out at 9:00PM that day on BBC One, kicking off the new series in the UK, albeit 6 days behind the US broadcast on Starz and 5 days behind the Canadian broadcast on SPACE.

The BBC Press Office has yet to make any public statement regarding the UK launch of the series, though they have sent a release to news outlets explicitly stating the time & date of transmission.

Needless to say there has often been the ethical question relating to “other means” acquisitions of Doctor Who by those outside the UK before day and date transmissions became a reality; it will be interesting to see if any reports are published about such actions by UK residents looking to avoid the 6-day delay for Torchwood: Miracle Day. Given Doctor Who Magazine has also reported there will be at least minor differences between the US and UK versions, there may be another reason for folks in the UK to seek out those “other means” when it comes to Torchwood: Miracle Day, just as there may be for those outside the UK curious to see the UK versions of the episodes.

Many thanks to Simon Brew over at Den of Geek for the information required for this article.

On June-26-2011 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #260 – Click here to listen!

We’ve got a nice treat this week: a chat with Graeme Burk and Robert Smith?, editors of Time Unincorporated 3, a collection of fan writings about the new series of Doctor Who. And on top of that, there’s a Torchwood-heavy news list as the premiere of Torchwood: Miracle Day is now less than two weeks away…depending on which continent you live on, that is. And could it be? Blue Doctor Who?

Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Time Unincorporated…3!
SPACE…Goes HD!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…Episode 1-7 Synopses!
Torchwood: Miracle dayDifferent Versions!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…Not On The BBC Schedule Yet!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…BBC Broadcast Date Still Being Decided!
Torchwood: Web of Lies…iOS Only!!
Torchwood: The Lost Files…Transmission Details!
Day of the Daleks…DVD Event!
The Reign of Terror…Animation In Production!
Not LEGO…Eleven Doctors Set!
Doctor Who…Parody Porn!
Doctor In Distress…Remixed?

Guests:

Graeme Burk
Robert Smith?

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On June-19-2011 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #259 – Click here to listen


So fill up your glasses with the Three Who Rule as they try to convince you that The Gunfighters is cool! With their friends Ed and Toby, good times will be soon when there’s blood upon the sawdust at “The Last Chance” Saloon!

Along with news and discussion (Is Doctor Who doomed?), when there’s blood on the sawdust at “The Last Chance” Saloon!

Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
Doctor Who…In 2012!
Episode 9…Titled!
A Good Man Goes To War…SPACE Ratings!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…On SPACE!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…Not Day & Date In The UK?
Torchwood…At San Diego Comic-Con!
The Doctor’s Wife…Novelisation?
Sonic Screwdriver…Building Set!
Revisitations 3…In 2012!
International iPlayer…In Europe First!
Big Finish…At Chicago TARDIS 2011!

Guests:

Toby…Hadoke!
Ed…Stradling!

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On June-17-2011 0 Comments

SPACE, Canada’s home of Doctor Who and Torchwood, has just announced Torchwood: Miracle Day will be broadcast from July 9.

Torchwood: Miracle Day tells the story of what happens when one day nobody on Earth dies and the repercussions faced by humanity; it features the return of Capt Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, played by John Barrowman and Eve Myles. Joining them are Mekhi Phifer as Rex Matheson, Bill Pullman as Oswald Danes, Lauren Ambrose as Jilly Kitzinger and Alexa Havins as Esther Drummond.

Torchwood: Miracle Day will occupy the 9PM ET time slot, an hour later than Doctor Who had this spring.

The series will premiere in the US on Starz on July 8 at 10PM ET/PT, however the BBC has yet to announce its broadcast schedule for the show.

On June-12-2011 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #258 – Click here to listen

With the end of Series 6.1 comes a time for reflection… and what better way to genuflect than with two of the members of Tachyon TV, Neil Perryman and John Williams? Fresh off “A Good Man Goes to War,” the houses of Tachyon and Skaro offered their (somewhat surprisingly) sunny and pleasant feelings towards the last batch of Who stories we’ll see until the fall, as well as digressing about Neil’s ongoing Adventures With the Wife in Space blog (read by none other than Doctor Who production team head Steven Moffat, amongst others) and other matters of import. A small note; the Tachyon TV segment was recorded before fan controversy erupted for the umpteenth time over next year’s schedule of shows, so that issue was (thankfully) never raised amongst the good feelings and bonhomie.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
Tachyon…TV!
A Good Man Goes To War…Ratings!
A Good Man Goes To War…Appreciated!
The Almost People…Ratings!
Doctor Who…Returns For 14 Episodes!
John…Fay!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…Character Profiles!
The Crash…Of The Elysium!
The Talons of Weng-Chiang SE…coming to North America!
Flesh…Goo!
Bernard Cribbins…OBE!
Roy Skelton…Died.

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On June-9-2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, Starz released a series of character profiles for Torchwood: Miracle Day and scattered them across the web. Each looked at one of 6 major characters – Capt Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper, Rex Matheson, Oswald Danes, Esther Drummond and Jilly Kitzinger – for about a minute apiece. Today Starz released an amalgamated version of those profiles, and here it is!

On June-8-2011 0 Comments

A teaser for Torchwood: Miracle Day focusing on Oswald Danes, played by Bill Pullman, has been released. Have a look:

On June-8-2011 0 Comments

A teaser for Torchwood: Miracle Day focusing on Rex Matheson, played by Mekhi Phifer, has been released. Have a look:

On June-8-2011 0 Comments

A teaser for Torchwood: Miracle Day focusing on Capt Jack Harkness, played by John Barrowman, has been released. Have a look:

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