• 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #434 – We Sing In Praise of Total War

    Newsmageddon continues! With only two weeks to go before the premiere of Deep Breath across the planet, the Doctor Who hype machine is in full swing, from the world tour making it’s way through the UK before heading overseas to early reviews of the premiere episode (all spoiler-free, of course.) ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #433 – I Eat The Celery

    "Morgus! You stinking offal! Look at me!" Yes, a day long anticipated by the Three Who Rule Has finally arrived as they were privileged to tackle the all-time classic The Caves of Androzani as a commentary. While they had long feared such a task would devolve into silent slack jawed amazement, ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #432 – Down and Out in San Diego

    With San Diego Comic Con’s annual media megashow winding down, Radio Free Skaro brought in a Special Report from Nerdist editor and all around fine fellow Kyle Anderson as our man on the scene to let us know about the Big! Who! News! almost live from the source. Well, it ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #431 – Birth of the Titans

    With San Diego Comic Con looming, roving Radio Free Skaro reporter Warren Frey took it upon himself to interview Andrew James, the editor of the new Doctor Who range at Titan Comics. James spilled the beans on SDCC plans, a Doctor Who Day promotion across the U.S. and the U.K. ...

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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