• Radio Free Skaro #452 – In the Nick of Time

    It’s beginning to feel a lot like Last Christmas, which is dominating both our thoughts and the promotional efforts of the BBC Publicity department. Maybe that’s why most of our news is focused on that upcoming holiday where they show a new Doctor Who story and some other, largely irrelevant ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #451 – Celsius 451

    With the Three Who Rule firmly back in place and order restored to the galaxy, there was great rejoicing and much waffling about next to nothing, not to mention the controversial and wrong headed use of the terms “P-Cap”, “J-Co,” and “S-Claw.” in reference to the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #450 – Billie Piper at the Gates of Dawn

    The annual tradition of US Thanksgiving (as we Canadians call it) brings about another yearly custom - Chicago TARDIS! This year's edition has been quite wonderful, bringing together most of the main cast of Series 1 of the new series to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Doctor Who returning to ...

  • 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 ...

On July-22-2012 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #320 – Click here to listen!

The latter part of our commentary of the Tom Baker classic “The Seeds of Doom” dominates this week’s episode of Radio Free Skaro as, once again, our friend Josh Zimon from The Memory Cheats joins us to talk over the dastardly exploits of the vile Harrison Chase. Before that, though, the Three Who Rule hash over last week’s Comic-Con, serial dramas, bleeding sheep (possibly?), and the possible ennui that’s setting in regarding the buildup to Series 7 of Doctor Who. It’s a longer episode this week, but we promise a shorter, more rage filled episode next week as Warren will be forced to watch three stories from the Sylvester McCoy era…
Show Notes:

The Doctor Who Experience…is open in Cardiff!
BBC Television Centre…sold!
Doctor Who…mini vinyl figures!
Doctor Who not Lego…dematerializing TARDIS!
Doctor Who not Lego…Let’s Kill Hitler playset!
Doctor Who not Lego…The Girl Who Waited playset!
Doctor Who…bathrobes!
Doctor Who…The Memory Cheats!

Commentary:

The Seeds of…Doom! Parts 3-6!

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On February-25-2012 2 Comments

As many of you know, Radio Free Skaro recently opened the Gallifrey 23 convention in Los Angeles with our live show featuring Camille Coduri, Simon Fisher-Becker, Dalek operator Barnaby Edwards, director Toby Haynes and Gary Russell. Warren has been putting together the video version of the live show and you’ll see it here very soon, but for now here’s a small teaser, the introductory video that we ran before the show itself.

On February-20-2012 5 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #298 – Click here to listen!

Our Gallifrey One coverage concludes for another year as we chat with some gentlemen who played integral roles in launching Doctor Who in the 1960s and 1990s. First up, Ian Chesterton, Sir Ian, Knight of Jaffa himself, the amazing William Russell joins Steven and Ken Deep in reminiscing about what Doctor Who and TV production in general was like in the early days of the programme. Following that, An Unearthly Child and Marco Polo director Waris Hussein outlines his role in helping to create the longest running science fiction show ever. Fast forward three decades to the 1996 Fox TV Movie, the brainchild of Philip Segal, who discusses the many pitfalls that he encountered to get the 8th Doctor’s only televised adventure brought to our screens. And finally, we catch up with friend of the show Phil Ford about aliens, wizards, and tequila. And stay tuned at the end to hear Radio Free Skaro’s plans for the next few months while we wait for new Doctor Who!

Thanks to everyone who we met and those who we met again at Gally this year, and thanks to you, dear listener, for tuning in to our coverage. An utterly unforgettable weekend, and we’re already looking forward to coming back next year!

Show Notes:

Gallifrey…One!

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On December-5-2010 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #227 – Click here to listen

For the first time in many months, the Three Who Rule were delighted to welcome Tachyon TV’s Neil Perryman back into the fold to not only discuss the week that was in Doctor Who, but to be present for Neil’s first commentary since watching The Stolen Earth 27 times in one weekend to prepare the last ever Tachyon TV commentary podcast. The episode in question is Gareth Roberts’ The Lodger, episode 11 of Series 5. As usual with Neil, the boundaries of decency for Radio Free Skaro were pushed ever further, as was the level of integrity and humour. A good time was had by all!
Show Notes:

A Christmas Carol…at 6pm!
Piers Wenger…talks Series 6!
Peter Hoar…to direct Series 6?
Marshall Lancaster…cast!
New production staff for…Torchwood!
Sarah Jane Adventures…viewing figures!
Doctor Who coming to…Playstation Network!
A new book called…Special Sound!
Craig Ferguson…lost cold open!
Sil and Peri…action figures!
New Doctor Who: The Adventure Games…coming Christmas Day!
Mazes of Time…preview!
This Week in Doctor Who…returning!

Commentary:

The…Lodger!

On January-17-2010 6 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #177 – Click here to listen

rfs177The retrospectives continue on Radio Free Skaro with The Three Who Rule again joined by TachyonTV’s Neil Perryman… though this week the world got flipped, turned upside down as the unthinkable happened: An episode dedicated to praising the work of Russell T Davies! Curmudgeor was not best pleased at the prospect and had to be subdued, but in the end the lads had a bit of a love-in for our favourite (read: only) NuWho show runner. Come share the warm fuzzies!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Steven on…The Minute Doctor Who Podcast!
Gallifrey One…Panel Schedule!
Doctor Who…Scripts!
The End of Time…In New Zealand!
Toby Haynes…Directs!
The Masque of Mandragora…Restored!
Mary Tamm Introduces…Tomorrow’s Times!
The Specials Box Set…Oopsies!
BBC…Shownar!

On January-10-2010 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #176 – Click here to listen

rfs176One mini-break in the wilderness is over for Doctor Who and it’s time to look at the gap year that was as we head into the next wilderness mini-break, awaiting Matt Smith’s first series. To aid in the retrospective the Three Who Rule dragged Tachyon TV’s own Neil Perryman kicking and screaming into the (virtual) recording booth, Vinvocci style. More bile was flung about than a monkey can fling poop, though kudos were given where appropriate… but do we ever want to see a gap year again?
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
The End of Time…Part Two Ratings!
The End of Time…Part Two Appreciated!
BBC America…New Ratings Records!
The End of Time…Goes To Australia!
Series 5/1/31…Writers!
Episode Title…Leaked!
Murray Gold…Does More Music!
National Television…Fictitious Awards!
The Creature From The Pit…On DVD!
The End of Time…Action Figures!
SFX Weekender…Ticket Competition!
The Writer’s Tale…Updated!
BBC…Shownar!

On January-1-2010 10 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #175 – Click here to listen

rfs175It’s the End of Time and the end of an era, and the Three Who Rule were all over the map in their praise and derision of David Tennant and RTD’s swan song. One thing they all did agree on was their palpable excitement over Matt Smith’s new Doctor and Steven Moffat’s upcoming stewardship of Doctor Who, and that it’ll be a long few months indeed before Spring 2010. Geronimo!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
The End of Time…Part Two!
Series 5/1/31…Trailer!
The End of Time…Appreciated!
Sarah Jane Adventures…Series 4!
BBC…Shownar!

On December-27-2009 24 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #174 – Click here to listen

rfs174So it’s come to this. More than a year after David Tennant announced he was leaving the role of the Doctor, through endless speculation, theorizing and fanwank, we’ve finally reached the Tenth Doctor’s penultimate adventure, and….the results are not good. In fact, they’re disastrous. The Three Who Rule were moved to anger, bile, and sadness at Russell T. Davies’ constant and unnecessary need to outdo himself, at The Master’s penchant for leaping and lightning, exacerbated by the fact that all three of your august hosts were in the same room at the same time. In fact, there may have been a monkey knife fight, you’ll just have to listen to find out. Allons-sigh.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
The End of Time…Part One!
Two Minute Time Lord reviews…the RTD era!
The End of Time, Part One…viewing figures!
The Waters of Mars on BBC America…best ratings ever!
BBC America…Doctor Who marathon!
BBC America…makes an oopsie!
Doctor Who…missing episodes!
Torchwood: Children of Earth…in Australia!
BBFC clears DVD extras for…The Space Museum!
BBFC clears DVD extras for…The Chase!
Dreamland…DVD extra!
Noel Clarke…on The Mutants DVD!
Restoration Team wins…a fictitious award!
BBC…Shownar!

On December-13-2009 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #172 – Click here to listen

rfs172The surest sign of an impending deluge of press reports is upon The Three Who Rule — a slow news week, aka the calm before the storm. In what seems fitting for an audio podcast, most of the points of discussion involve audio work including a look at the recently transmitted “Shelved” which notes the reasons behind the cancellation of Shada (among other shows). Graeme Harper — only the second subject not to be chosen randomly — gets his turn in the Miniscope. Much well-earned fawning occurs over Harper’s Doctor Who ouevre along with lamentations over knowing Harper isn’t involved in Series 5/1/31.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Shada…Shelved!
Doctor Who missing episodes…documentary!
Steven Moffat…on Night Waves!
Tennant…idents!
Doctor Who TVM DVD…revisited!
Wendy Padbury…joins Big Finish!
BBC…Shownar!

Miniscope Links (Graeme Harper):
The Caves of…Androzani!
Revelation…of the Daleks!
Rise…of the Cybermen!
The Age…of Steel!
Army…of Ghosts!
Doomsday…!
42…I
Utopia…!
Time…Crash!
Planet…of the Ood!
The Unicorn…and the Wasp!
Turn…LeftI
The Stolen…Earth!
Journey’s…End!
The Waters…of MarsI

On December-6-2009 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #171 – Click here to listen

rfs171With the Three Who Rule reunited once more, and with the analytic powers of the Third Guy squarely aimed at schedules, Appreciation Indexes and other such numeric minutiae, a slow news week was transformed into quasi-random babble and buildup to the exciting segment you’ve all been waiting for….Douglas Camfield in the Miniscope. Praise for Camfield’s prodigious output was universal if varying in intensity, but all three hosts agreed the man was a force for good (for the show) and bad (for Dudley Simpson’s career.)
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
WhoNews…iPhone App!
The End of Time…on BBC One!
The End of Time…on SPACE!
The End of Time…on BBC America!
Doctor Who…Christmas idents!
More Doctor Who…Christmas idents!
The End of Time…clips!
The End of Time…more clips
Doctor Who…Adventure Calendar!
John Barrowman says…Torchwood’s back!
Doctor Who on…See Saw!
Peladon box set…delayed?
BBC…Shownar!

Miniscope Links (Douglas Camfield):
Planet…of Giants!
The…Crusade!
The Time…Meddler!
The Daleks’…Master Plan!
The Web…of Fear!
The…Invasion!
Inferno…I
Terror…of the Zygons!
The Seeds…of Doom!

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