• Radio Free Skaro #483 – The Adventures of Space Dad

    With San Diego Comic-Con mere days away, the mystery, hinting, and oblique teasing is reaching a fever pitch, with not only the main players on Doctor Who’s creative team storming Hall H on Thursday, July 9, but also a Titan Comics panel to whet your fannish interest, along with toys, ...

  • Radio Free Skaro 482 – Once Upon A Time In America

    In a move sure to shake the very foundations of audio drama, Big Finish is introducing new series Doctor Who characters into the BF-i-verse, and River Song will be the tip of the proverbial spear in this assault of awesomeness. That was but one (but probably the coolest) bit of ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #481 – Tin Can Danny

    The news reached dire levels of non-existence this week, but the Three Who Rule soldiered on in exactly the sort of way Twelve would have roundly disapproved of. Despite there being little movement other than comic book rumblings (in the fall, no less!) there was a light at the end ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #480 – The Talons of Dr. Chang

    News! News! News! So much news this week, from Vines of P-Cap playing guitar to Series 9 rumours, royal honours, convention doings and undoings, and (fake, but awesome) Doctor Who LEGO video games! The mind boggles! “But what else, you fiends?!” you declare, and for you, beloved listener, we also ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #479 – Run Forest Run

    Like a bolt from the blue came the first set of Gallifrey One guest announcements, including one Peter Davison, the Fifth Doctor but the first in our hearts (for this year, at any rate.) But lo, across the pond there was news of the Doctor Who Festival, to be held ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #478 – Shallow Grave

    The news this week is sparse, so of course conspiracy theories abounded amongst the Three Who Rule involving Zimbabwe, missing episodes, cricket, and madness. But lo, there was a small morsel of news, and that was the fact that San Diego Comic Con will in fact have a Doctor Who ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #477 – Sarcopha-Gus

    If Radio Free Skaro was ever made into a lackluster dystopian future series of adventures for the tween set (which it won’t, ever), it would have to be called “Digression,” because that was the tenor of the first few minutes of this episode. Eurovision is rightly disparaged, Warren is baffled ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #476 – Ravolox and Bagels

    We promise, this is almost certainly the last time we jabber on about superhero movies...but that is in fact what happens at the start of this week's episode, until Chris lobs a well-deserved boot heel into the proceedings and gets the Other Two Who Rule back on track and talking ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #475 – In Praise of Fangirls

    It was a wild week to be a fan of Doctor Who and other sic-fi franchises this past week! Gallifrey One memberships went on sale and crashed ticket sales sites, Osgood and the Zygons are returning in Series 9, Torchwood audio plays are coming to Big Finish, and Avengers: Age ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #474 – Mayhem of the Mooninites

    As Steven dips further into cricket insanity, a factor leading to his inevitable emigration to India could be the fact that Doctor Who will soon start broadcasting there for the first time. How can he possibly resist? Or perhaps a trip to New York to see the Symphonic Spectacular in ...

On June-7-2015 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #479 – Click here to listen!

rfs479Like a bolt from the blue came the first set of Gallifrey One guest announcements, including one Peter Davison, the Fifth Doctor but the first in our hearts (for this year, at any rate.) But lo, across the pond there was news of the Doctor Who Festival, to be held the same weekend in November as Long Island Who! Confused? The news is just the beginning of your confoundining (not a word) as the RFS crew and Nancy Alegria of The Happiness Patrol go into the woods for their “In the Forest of the Night” commentary!
Show notes:

Doctor Who…Festival!
Rebecca Front…Guest Stars In Series 9!
Gallifrey One 2016…First Guest Announcement!
Doctor Who…In LEGO Dimensions!

Commentary:
In The Forest…Of The Night!
Nancy…Alegria!

On February-14-2015 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #461 – Click here to listen!

rfs461It’s Gally time! The Three Who Rule graced the main stage at Gallifrey One in Los Angeles for the fourth time in as many years with special guests Jamie Mathieson (writer of “Flatline” and “Mummy on the Orient Express”), Phil Ford (writer of “Into the Dalek”, as well as “The Waters of Mars”, and acres of Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures episodes), special effects wizard Danny Hargreaves, Sylvester McCoy era script editor Andrew Cartmel, and Doctor Who art director (and Sherlock production designer) Arwel Wyn Jones. All this and a moving tribute to the new series from Chip, the Two Minute Time Lord! Enjoy!
Show Notes:

The 26 Season of…Gallifrey One!

On October-12-2014 4 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #443 – Click here to listen!

rfs443Trains! 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 rampant lying, Bechdel cabs, and much more! Also stats, comics books, Foxes’ spoiler-y music video, and much more! Well actually, that’s really about it. But enjoy regardless!
Show Notes:

Mummy…On The Orient Express!
Mummy On The Orient Express…BBC Overnights!
Jamie Mathieson…Reddit AMA!
Foxes…Full Song And Doctor Who Trailer!
Kill The Moon…Appreciated!
Flatline…BBC One Broadcast Time!
In The Forest Of The Night…Synopsis & BBC One Broadcast Time!
Phil Ford and Ben Wheatley…Record An Into The Dalek Commentary!
Twelfth Doctor…Titan Comics Trailer!
Ninth Doctor…Titan Comics Miniseries!
Support Radio Free Skaro…on Patreon!

On October-5-2014 11 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #442 – Click here to listen!

rfs442“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 plumbed the dark depths of jerkery, and was he justified in doing so? So many questions for the Three Who Rule to muddle through and cogitate upon! And they do! Oh yes and there are some stats as well, but then you’d expect that, wouldn’t you?
Show Notes:

Kill…The Moon!
Kill The Moon…BBC One Overnights!
2014 Christmas Special…Wraps Filming!
BBC Logo Taken Down…From Television Centre!
The Caretaker…Appreciated!
Time Heist…Final BBC One Ratings!
The Caretaker…Final BBC One Ratings!
Time Heist…UK Chart Position!
The Mummy on the Orient Express…8:35 BBC One Start Time!
Flatline…Synopsis!
Maggie Stables…Died.
Doctor Who Experience…Reopens October 24!
Lalla Ward…Does Doctor Who Voiceover Work!
Retro TV…To Air The Mind of Evil in Colour!
Minister of Chance…Kickstarter!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Who Party Toronto…Welcomes Phil Ford!
Edmonton Expo…Attendance!
Support Radio Free Skaro…on Patreon!

On August-31-2014 9 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #437 – Click here to listen!

rfs437The 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 to the Three Who Rule’s take on “Into the Dalek” to find out. Do they enjoy Capaldi’s surly and cerebral take on the Doctor? Is there such a thing as a “good” Dalek? Most importantly, is Missy the Master? The Rani? Romana? Dodo? No, because that would be stupid. As a bonus, listen to Steven and Chris thrill (and Warren cringe) with a surfeit of stats from last week’s airing of Deep Breath. Stats, you say? Yes. Yes we do.
Show Notes:

Into…The Dalek!
Into the Dalek…Overnights!
Deep Breath…Final UK Ratings!
Deep Breath…Appreciated!
Deep Breath…UK Cinema Screening Earnings!
Robot of Sherwood…BBC One Broadcast Time!
Deep Breath…SPACE Ratings!
Deep Breath…BBC America Ratings!
Deep Breath…Australia Ratings!
Listen…Synopsis!
Doctor Who Extra…On YouTube!
Around the World…In 12 Days!
Deep Breath DVD…Press Release!
Doctor Who Experience…Revamp!
The Fourth Doctor and Jamie…In Big Finish!
Doctor Who…Minecraft!
Billy Hanshaw…Profiled!
Sonic Screwdriver…Cutlery!
Sonic Screwdriver…Washing Brush!
Support Radio Free Skaro…On Patreon!

On August-17-2014 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #435 – Click here to listen!

rfs435Only 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 of some renown Phil Ford returns to talk about “Into the Dalek,” his contribution to Series 8 due to grace our screens in just a couple of weeks, but also about the Deep Breath premiere in Cardiff and just how wonderful Peter Capaldi really is, both on and off camera. And if you’ve ever wanted to know what ringtones the Three Who Rule have on our phones, well….you’re welcome.
Show Notes:

Doctor Who…World Tour!
Deep Breath…Trailer!
Deep Breath…Radio Trailer!
Deep Breath…Transmission Time!
Deep Breath…On BBC America!
Into The Dalek…Synopsis!
Series 8…Opening Titles!
Paul Wilmshurst…Returns for Christmas!
Doctor Who Magazine…The Year Of The Doctor Special!
Tom Baker…Biopic!
Support Us…On Patreon!

Interview:

Phil…Ford!

On August-1-2014 2 Comments
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The second guest update for the 2015 edition of Gallifrey One has been announced, and there are some exciting names to talk about! Read on!


BurnGormanBurn Gorman is making his first appearance at Gallifrey One, taking time away from a busy career on the small screen and the silver screen to join us in Los Angeles. Known in the Doctor Who universe for his role as Owen Harper in “Torchwood”, Burn has gone on to appear in notable roles in Game of Thrones and Pacific Rim.
nevemcintoshNeve McIntosh has become a quick fan favourite at conventions, where she unleashes her bubbly personality that is usually hidden behind layers of latex and make-up in her role as Vastra, one of the semi-regular Paternoster Gang who will be making a return appearance in the upcoming Series 8 premiere “Deep Breath”. Neve first appeared at Gallifrey One in 2013.
jacquelinekingJacqueline King played the disappointed mother to Catherine Tate’s underachieving Donna Noble in the 2006 Christmas Special “The Runaway Bride”. Jacqueline would reprise the role in Series 4 and 2009-10′s “The End of Time”. 2015 will see the first appearance at Gallifrey One for Jacqueline.
MarkSheppardMark Sheppard has become a cherished regular at Gallifrey One, often appearing on a self-moderated panel with his father, actor William Morgan Sheppard. Mark played Canton Everett Delaware III in the opening two-parter of Series 6, but has crafted a career of appearing in many cult sci-fi shows over the years.
Deep RoyDeep Roy is famous in recent years for appearing in a variety of Tim Burton productions including Big Fish and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and perhaps best know now as being Scotty’s alien companion Keenser in the new Star Trek films, Deep Roy played the role of Mr. Sin in the iconic 1977 serial “The Talons of Weng-Chiang”. He also appeared in the flesh as The Klute in the beloved Blake’s 7 episode “Gambit”. This will be Deep’s first appearance at Gallifrey One.
garrickhagonGarrick Hagon is a Canadian actor by nature (born in London, but raised in Toronto), which makes him an automatic favourite amongst the Three Who Rule. However, he’s more famous in Doctor Who circles for his two roles in the programme, separated by 40 years. He played the lead guest role of Ky in 1972’s “The Mutants”, then returned to the show, playing Abraham the undertaker in 2012’s “A Town Called Mercy”. Of course, in the Star Wars universe, Garrick is famous for playing Biggs Darklighter, a character whose scenes were cut from the final release of the film, but who is mentioned by Luke on occasion, thus adding to Biggs’ legend for years! This will be Garrick’s first Gallifrey One.
miketuckerMike Tucker is one of the few people in the world who have worked on both the original series of Doctor Who and the new series. Mike is known for his visual effects work, and his FX team won awards and acclaim for its model work in the 50th anniversary story “The Day of the Doctor”. This will be Mike’s first Gallifrey One appearance.
marnix_van_den_broekeMarnix van den Broeke has the kind of presence where once you see him, then look away, you’ll forget that you ever met him. That might sound like an insult, but to Marnix, it’s a compliment to his role as the lead Silence in Series 6 and 7. The tall Dutchman will be making his first appearance at Gallifrey One.
philfordFriend of the Show Phil Ford has become one of the new regular writers at Gallifrey One, having only missed one convention since making his first appearance in 2009. Phil will have much to talk about this year with his Series 8 Doctor Who story slated to air on August 30.
derekritchieDerek Ritchie is returning for his second straight Gallifrey One appearance. The script editor for Series 8 of Doctor Who and a producer of Wizards vs Aliens, Derek had a wonderful time at his first convention appearance last year and it will be nice to welcome him back.
Check out the full list of guests on the Gallifrey One website. Stay tuned to Gallifrey One and Radio Free Skaro for future guest announcements!
On February-17-2014 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #409 – Click here to listen!

rfs409The 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 able to bring a little bit go Gally to you all each day. On this final episode from Gallifrey One, we interview Series 8 writer Phil Ford, “Closing Time” director Steve Hughes, Gallifrey One program director Shaun Lyon, and Doctor Who: The Discontinuity Guide authors Paul Cornell and Keith Topping. We also announce our plans for the next few weeks while we all wait for Series 8 to premiere! Enjoy, and thanks for listening!
Show Notes:

Gallifrey One…25 Glorious Years!
Gallifrey One…Panel List!
Gallifrey One…Friday schedule!
Gallifrey One…Saturday schedule!
Gallifrey One…Sunday schedule!
Gallifrey One…Autograph/Photos/Kaffeeklatsch schedule!
Gallifrey One…LAX Marriott convention map!
Gallifrey One…Dealers Room map!

On January-12-2014 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #401 – Click here to listen!

rfs401It’s the beginning of the next 400 episodes of Radio Free Skaro, and what better way to start off this new era than with talk of Star Wars, weather in Florida, hockey, Tim Hortons and other irrelevant meanderings! The Three Who Rule eventually focused their energies and relayed what little Doctor Who news eked out this week, including such gems as new guests for Gallifrey 2014 (and the lineup for our own live show on Friday, February 14th), the return of friend of the show Phil Ford to Doctor Who, and other assorted newsy morsels.

All mere preamble to a commentary recorded this summer at Westercon for “Silver Nemesis”. We’re not saying our commentary is good, but rest assured it is better than the story itself, so have a listen to it, won’t you?

Show Notes:

Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Radio Free Skaro…Gallifrey Stands!
Doctor Who…Series 8 Begins Filming!
Phil Ford…Writes for Series 8!
Series 9…Confirmed?
BFI Matt Smith Celebration…Video!
City of Death…Novelization in Hardcover!
Doctor Who Console Video Games…Are No More!
National Television Awards…Fictitious Nominations!

Commentary:
Silver…Nemesis!

On March-25-2013 0 Comments
Today saw the first of many guest announcements for the Gallifrey One convention in February 2014! With Gallifrey One celebrating its 25th anniversary next year, this block of guests features many familiar faces from the early years of the convention, as well as some recent favourites without whom Gally just wouldn’t be Gally!


Writer Paul Cornell makes his long awaited return to Gallifrey One after taking a couple years off. Cornell contributed several novels to the New Adventures range in the 1990s and created the popular end enduring character Bernice Summerfield. He also wrote “Father’s Day” for Series One of the new series and adapted his own acclaimed “Human Nature” novel into two-part story in Series Three.
Hugo Award winning scribe Phil Ford was absent from Gallifrey One last year, due to his continued work on the CBBC series Wizards vs Aliens. Not only has Phil been a fixture at Gallifrey One since 2009, he also has an impressive list of writing credits, including Doctor Who (The Waters of Mars), Torchwood, and head writer of the Sarah Jane Adventures. He is also, of course, “Friend of the Show” to us here at Radio Free Skaro.
When Doctor Who returned from its BBC imposed hiatus in 1986, a new version of the theme tune provided by Dominic Glynn was the first thing viewers heard. In addition to providing the theme tune for “The Trial of a Time Lord”, Glynn did incidental music for six of the fourteen episodes, and went on to score three stories in the Sylvester McCoy era. Dominic will be making his first appearance at Gallifrey One.
Several other return appearances were announced, as well, such as Gary Russell, Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon), Steve Roberts (Doctor Who Restoration Team), writers Justin Richards, Stephen Cole, Keith Topping, Peter Anghiledes, Graeme Burk, Robert Smith?, and comic artists Charlie Kirchoff and Matthew Dow Smith.
Check out the full list of guests on the Gallifrey One website. Stay tuned to Gallifrey One and Radio Free Skaro for future guest announcements!

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