• 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. ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #430 – Limb’s Whims

    It was a week of great tumult in the world of Doctor Who, with the leaking of the first five scripts for Series 8 taking the internet by storm and sending Whovians into spasms of joy, guilt, fear and loathing. Though the scripts have presumably spread far and wide, Who-dom ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #429 – Busy Nothing Hyperspace

    It was an exciting week in the world of Doctor Who, with a new teaser, with news of the return of the Cybermen, the addition of the esteemed Frank Cottrell Boyce to the writers team (plus another female director, Sheree Folkson, joining the production team), and a premiere screening taking ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #428 – Believe It Or Not

    The Series 8 news is slowly building as we hurtle towards August 23rd, the just-announced debut date for Peter Capaldi (aka P-Cap), the 12th (13th?) Doctor in a feature-length adventure called "Deep Breath". But mixed with excitement is disappointment for some fans, as there will be no San Diego Comic ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #427 – The Perils of Tharils

    With no Chris this week, Steven and Warren enlisted the help of erstwhile scribe, podcaster and gentleman japesman Kyle Anderson of the Nerdist, Doctor Who: The Writer's Room, WTF Are You Watching, and Awesomely Bad Movies fame. Much fun was had as news of comics, schedules, and action dollies (oh ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #426 – Telesnap Crackle Pop

    Fancy a Doctor Who historical? Even those that don't exist anymore (for now)? The Three Who Rule certainly did, and so writer John Lucarotti, the scribe behind “Marco Polo,” “The Aztecs,” and “The Massacre (of St. Bartholomew’s Eve)" was the focus of this week’s Miniscope. Warren decided to go down ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #425 – Rupu’s Drag Race

    The randomizer, it has been noted, can be a harsh mistress. Bear that in mind when you cast an ear to our commentary to "Frontios", the somewhat maligned but still intriguing apocalyptic Fifth Doctor tale of hunger, strife, fascism and….giant snails. And if slimy Tractators aren’t your thing, tune in ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #424 – The Day of The Day of the Doctor

    The Three Who Rule tuned their brainwaves to Doctor Who Magazine’s latest poll naming all of our favourite show’s stories from best to worst, along with favourite (and not so favourite) Doctors, companions, and other movers and shakers. Did they agree with the choices of thousands upon thousands of fans? ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #423 – The Life Aquatic with Michael E Briant

    Doctor Who is coming back in August, and the internet has the brief, presumably-Capaldi-silhouette-filled trailer to prove it! But the RFS lads were equally enamoured with a recently released fan trailer of P-Cap and J-Co traipsing around in the rain, made by none other than the mysterious John Smith, who ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #422 – Nobody Slaps Cyril Shaps

    A shocking (O’ the Quawncing Grig) amount of news this week, including the inclusion of Tank Girl director Rachel Talalay as a Series Eight helmer for two episodes, Doctor Who returning to Lanzorate for the aforementioned Series Eight, A Doctor Who comics Humble Bundle, and more! By far the coolest ...

On November-10-2013 4 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #392 – Click here to listen!

rfs392It was truly a momentous week for Doctor Who fans everywhere as they got not one, nor two, but THREE different trailers for ‘The Day of the Doctor’ from the BBC (twice!), BBC America, and, inadvertently early, BBC Latin America. While everyone is busy frame advancing through those to find out clues about the 50th Anniversary Special, a metric ton of news also dropped this week which helped push this episode of Radio Free Skaro past the two hour mark. But how could you go wrong with a Philip Segal Miniscope in the form of a TV Movie commentary with guest Neil Perryman? Answer: you can’t. Enjoy, and be content that we are now less than two weeks away from the anniversary weekend…
Show Notes:

- The Day of the Doctor…extended trailer!
- The Day of the Doctor…trailer!
- The Day of the Doctor…BBC America trailer!
- The Day of the Doctor…preview clip!
- The Day of the Doctor…media pack!
- #SaveTheDay…website!
- The Day of the Doctor…BBC Three after party!
- The Day of the Doctor…InnerSPACE Live after party!
- Matt Smith and David Tennant…on the Graham Norton show!
- An Adventure in Space and Time…airs November 21 on BBC Two!
- An Adventure in Space and Time…airs November 22 on Space!
- An Adventure in Space and Time…airs November 22 on BBC America!
- An Adventure in Space and Time…coming to Region 2 DVD on December 2!
- Doctor Who dominates BBC America…November 18-24!
- Doctor Who…BBC Red Button content!
- The Enemy of the World…DVD details!
- Unreleased trailer for…The Tenth Planet!
- Radiophonic Workshop…performance and back catalog reissues!!
- Silva Screen…Doctor Who 50th Anniversary box sets!
- The Science of Doctor Who…trailer!
- The Science of Doctor Who…preview clip!
- Eleventh Doctor ebook penned…by Neil Gaiman!
- Official BBC Worldwide…Sonic Screwdriver app!
- Doctor Who wins BBC Radio 1 Teen Award…for Best Drama!
- The Eternity Clock sequels…cancelled!
- Doctor Who Celebration…programming schedule!
- David Banks and Ricco Ross…coming to Gallifrey One!
- Coming soon…Chicago TARDIS!
- The Ood Cast…Live!

Miniscope

- Philip Segal

Guest

- Neil Perryman

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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 August-11-2013 5 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #379 – Click here to listen!

rfs379The afterglow of the announcement of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor has still not worn off if this week’s news list, and the enthusiasm of the Three Who Rule, is anything to go by. Tons of Capaldi news from his fan battles as a teenager to the clandestine methods employed to smuggle him into the BBC for his big reveal will no doubt thrill and entertain you, along with a healthy dose of merchandise news. And to top it off, Kat from Verity! joins us for a commentary of “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS” from this past series. Exciting stuff!
Show Notes:

- The casting of…Peter Capaldi!
- Peter Capaldi…old school fanboy!
- Doctor Who Live…overnight viewing figures!
- Doctor Who Live…a hit in Canada!
- Doctor Who Live…on BBC America!
- Doctor Who Live…popular around the world!
- The Story of…Doctor Who Live!
- Neil Gaiman on…the new Doctor!
- Steven Moffat says…no female Doctor!
- Coming to Big Finish…Sil!
- 50th Anniversary…action figure colection!
- Series 7 Soundtrack…coming September 9!
- Doctor Who Prom on BBC One…on August 26!
- Doctor Who exhibition…in Sydney, Australia!
- Pay what you want for…Doctor Who books!
- Gallifrey One…membership transfers!
- Long Island Doctor Who…day passes!
- August Region 1 Doctor Who…DVD/Blu-ray releases!
- Kat from…Verity!

Commentary

- Journey to the Centre…of the TARDIS!

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On May-12-2013 4 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #366 – Click here to listen!

rfs366Neil Gaiman’s sophomore effort is one of the most divisive in the history of new Doctor Who, with some fans adoring his take on the Cybermen and others viewing precocious children and speedy metal men with disdain. But what did the Three Who Rule think? What are Chris’s views on the Proper Use of the Pimp Hand? Was Steven his usual cheery self, and did Warren find time to admonish his fellow nerds for overexcitement? Mix in stats, leaked Series 7 DVDs, fake Target book covers, and more, and you’ve got yourself a veritable jambalaya of Doctor Who conversation for slightly less than an hour!
Show Notes:

- Nightmare…In Silver!
- Nightmare In Silver…BBC Overnights!
- The Crimson Horror…BBC Overnights!
- The Crimson Horror…Appreciated!
- Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS…Final BBC Ratings!
- The Name of the Doctor…Prequel!
- The Name of the Doctor…Second Teaser!
- The Name of the Doctor…BBC America Teaser!
- Series 7 Part Two…Blu-Ray Released Early!
- New Series…Target Mockups!
- Tip…Of The Tongue!
- BFI Fourth Doctor Screening…Q&A Panel Video!
- The New TARDIS Console…Close Up!
- BAFTAs…Celebrate Doctor Who!
- Westercon…66!

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On February-24-2013 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #355 – Click here to listen!

It’s only a week after Gallifrey One, but there’s no rest for the wicked as we bring you a very special announcement regarding Radio Free Skaro and the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, taking place – surprise, surprise – in Calgary, Alberta from April 26-28! Event coordinator Shane Turgeon from Calgary Expo drops by with all the details including some exciting Doctor Who-related announcements. But wait, there’s more! As you may have noticed, the Three Who Rule let the news pass by the wayside during Gallifrey One, but there were so many interesting developments to discuss that a bumper list of news new and old is presented here for you to bring some sense of completion to your lives (but mostly to those of the Three Who Rule). Hooray!

Note: this episode was recorded before we heard the sad news of the passing of Dalek designer Ray Cusick. We will feature a short memorial to Cusick in our next episode.

Show Notes:

- Calgary…Expo!
- Gallifrey…One!
- Episode 12 title…confirmed!
- The Ice Warriors…are back!
- Jenna-Louise Coleman…Talks About Her Future!
- Doctor Who…in 3D!
- Steven Moffat…Talks 50th Anniversary Stuff!
- Doctor Who Christmas Special…2013!
- Nick Hurran…returns!
- 1963 TARDIS set…recreated!
- Reece Leatham…is Patrick Troughton!
- Jamie Glover…is William Russell!
- Jemma Powell…is Jacqueline Hill!
- William Russell…is Harry!
- Sarah Winter…is Delia Derbyshire!
- Lesley Manville…is Heather Hartnell!
- David Annen…is Peter Brachacki!
- Nick Briggs…is Peter Hawkins!
- The Second Doctor Revisited…on BBC America!
- The Tenth Planet, Part Four…animated!
- The Visitation…Special Edition!
- The Visitation Special Edition…coming May 14!
- K-9 on North American DVD…coming May 7!
- Doctor Who Confidential…voted best BBC Three show!
- The Mind of Evil…at the BFI!
- The Robots of Death…at the BFI!
- Murray Gold wins…a fictitious award!
- Richard Briers…dies.

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On November-11-2012 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #336 – Click here to listen!

The Three Who Rule were reduced to Two this week, but Steven and Warren were joined by the inestimable Simon Harries of Tachyon TV fame for a commentary on “The Power of Three,” the penultimate story of this half-season. Simon’s dry wit counterbalanced Steven’s idiot savantism (emphasis on the “idiot”) and Warren’s outright stupidity to produce a most delicious bit of commentary that we’re sure you’ll enjoy! But that’s not all! Though it nearly is, as the news was sparse this week, with only intrigues and tales of lost (and then found) Neil Gaiman scripts to report to you, our dear, dear listeners.
Show Notes:

- More Guests for…Chicago TARDIS!
- The Return of…The Cybermen!
- Doctor Who script found in a cab…oops!
- The Reign of Terror…DVD Extras!
- The Legacy Box…DVD Extras!
- Behind…The Sofa!

Commentary:

- The Power…of Three!

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On September-9-2012 11 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #327 – Click here to listen!

With Steven quite literally in a Cabin In The Woods, cut off from much of humanity and completely ignorant of “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship,” it was up to Warren, Chris and special guest star Chip, the Two-Minute Time Lord, to hash out their feelings about thunder lizards, Egyptian queens and guest stars from the Potterverse. But it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows and puppy dogs and fluffy clouds and unicorns and… wait, where were we again? Oh yeah, Warren was forced to confront that which he hated most, the dreaded stats, and we throw in some discussion about the Welsh BAFTAS, games, Cafe Press and the Hugo Awards and more. Put it all together and you’ve got yourself an audio program on the internet about a niche topic!
Show Notes:

- Dinosaurs…On A Spaceship!
- Dinosaurs On A Spaceship…Overnight Viewing Figures!
- Asylum Of The Daleks…SPACE Ratings!
- Asylum Of The Daleks…BBC America Ratings!
- Asylum Of The Daleks…Sets The iView Record!
- A Town Called Mercy…Airs At 7:35PM!
- Asylum Of The Daleks…Prequel!
- The Power Of Three…Synopsis!
- The Doctor’s Wife…Wins A Hugo!
- Neil Gaiman…Writes More Doctor Who!
- Jenna Louise Coleman…Sexiest Companion!
- Welsh BAFTA…Nominations!
- The Gunpowder Plot…On Steam!!
- North America…Merchandising Partnership!

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On May-27-2012 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #312 – Click here to listen!

With the furore and fascination of Eurovision now over with (oh, the excitement! The whimsy!), the Three Who Rule turn their gaze towards one of the most prolific directors in the new series, Euros Lyn, in this week’s Miniscope. Lyn was credited with directing an astonishing eleven episodes across nine stories, including some stunning work on Tooth and Claw, and some questionable decisions on the David Tennant/RTD finale The End of Time. Also discussed in this week’s podcast is Radio Free Skaro’s upcoming appearance at Westercon 66 in July 2013, and some exciting news on the DVD front in the months to come. All in all, this week’s episode is worth more Euros than money can buy!
Show Notes:

- Westercon…66!
- Matt Smith…Carries The Olympic Torch!
- Good…As Gold!
- The New Companion…Begins Filming!
- The Doctor’s Wife…Wins A Nebula!
- Doctor Who Magazine…Wins An Eagle!
- Ambassadors of Death…DVD Extras!
- Vengeance on Varos…DVD Extras Part One!
- Vengeance on Varos…DVD Extras Part Two!
- Inferno…To Be Revisited!

Miniscope:

- Euros…Lyn!

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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 May-22-2011 4 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #255 – Click here to listen

Fear Her is a story not well beloved by most Who fans (one RFS host being the notable exception), but Life on Mars is near universally praised. Since both were written by Matthew Graham, the writer of this week’s “The Rebel Flesh,” the Three Who Rule didn’t know what to expect as they sat down to view this latest adventure of the Doctor and his companions. What did the Three Who Rule think of Graham’s apology for Fear Her? You’ll just have to listen to find out!
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…North America!
- Skaro Shop…UK!
- Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
- Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
- The Rebel…Flesh!
- The Rebel Flesh…Ratings!
- The Doctor’s Wife…Appreciated!
- The Doctor’s Wife…Final Ratings!
- Gallifrey…One!
- North America…Doctor Who Delays!
- A Good Man Goes To War…Synopsis!
- The Impossible Astronaut…Recorded!
- Doctor Who…On Twitter!
- Confidential Cutdowns…On BBC America!
- Torchwood…BFI Screening!
- Miracle Day…Trailer!
- Miracle Day…Cast Announcements!
- Torchwood…Web Of Lies!
- Day of the Daleks…On North American DVD!
- 2011 Doctor Who Action Figures…Wave 1!
- Time Warrior…Action Figure Set!
- Time Monster…Action Figure Set!
- Fictitious…TV Choice Awards!
- Fictitious…BAFTA TV Awards!

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