• Radio Free Skaro #504 – A Bird In The Hand

    The penultimate episode of Series 9, "Heaven Sent" has arrived, and it’s a surreal, cerebral acting triumph for one Peter Capaldi, an expertly crafted bit of storytelling from showrunner Steven Moffat and director Rachel Talalay, and a dazzling artistic achievement from editor Will Oswald and musician Murray Gold. It’s also ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #503 – Let Me Be Brave

    And so we come to the end of Clara Oswald, one of the most consequential companions in the history of Doctor Who and the focus of “Face The Raven,” the third to last story in Series 9. What did the Three Who Rule think of Clara’s departure, writer Sarah Dollard’s ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #502 – Live From New York

    Goodbye England, and hello New York! Long Island, to be precise, the home of Long Island Who and the setting of this episode of Radio Free Skaro. Steven, Warren, and Chris took in "Sleep No More," Mark Gattis's found footage exploration of sleep deprivation and eye gunk, and then leapt ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #501 – Osgood As It Gets

    Warren, Steven and Erika are winding down their UK journey, but they’re still wandering around London, Derby, Cardiff and elsewhere with stunned looks in their eyes and swelling love for Albion in their hearts. Meanwhile, "The Zygon Inversion" has graced our screens, and the Three Who Rule have some things ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #500 – Hither and Thither

    THIS…IS…ENGLAND! At least it is for Steven, Warren, and Erika, who with the help of the lovely Simon Harries are currently wandering around Albion, fighting dinosaurs, ATMOS, Autons and jet lag as they drool like wide-eyed schoolchildren at famous sights and the drearily commonplace. But first, Chris joins Warren and ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #499 – Knightmare On Elm Street

    The Doctor reunites with Ashildr/Me…but is she a friend of an enemy? More to the point, was "The Woman Who Lived" better or worse than the episode that preceded it, “The Girl Who Died?” Also, is it possible to contain the sheer amount of squee generated when Sir John Hurt ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #498 – Suddenly Susan

    Fandom held its collective breath to witness the return of The Doctor's granddaughter Susan, in the form of Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, and instead of that half-baked and silly theory they got a cracking good story about Vikings, immortality and clarity regarding the thorny Visage De Capaldi issue ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #497 – A Fifth Of Beethoven

    "Before the Flood" left Warren baffled and Steven and Chris intrigued, but what else did your three hosts think of the second episode of Toby Whitehouse’s brain-twisting two-parter? Did the paradoxes and guitar solos excite or infuriate them? More to the point, what developments in both LEGO, Big Finish audios ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #496 – The Underwater Menace

    Doctor Who dives beneath the waves for “Under the Lake,” a base under siege story with ghosts, flash cards and British Sign Language….but what did Steven, Warren and Chris think of the first part of this soggy saga? More to the point, what is their hot take on “Class,” the ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #495 – A Frown Called Mercy

    We’re headed back to Skaro for "The Witch’s Familiar", the second part of the opening story of Series 9, and the Three Who Rule have thoughts, opinions, and perspectives to share on the latest thread in the grand tapestry that is the life of Ernest Q. Davros. (Yes, that’s his ...

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Radio Free Skaro #483 – Click here to listen!

rfs483With 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, exclusives and all manner of madness for the Three Who Rule to weigh in on. Next week we’ll have friend of the show and rakish flaneur Kyle Anderson calling in from SDCC to give us all the news on Series 9 and the all important State of Capaldi’s Bouffant, but for now, enjoy an interview with comedian, Doctor Who enthusiast and fine fellow Toby Hadoke about his new BBC radio play, “The Dad Who Fell To Earth”!
Show notes:

Rachel Talalay…Directs Series 9!
Episode 7/8…Timing!
Peter Capaldi…Interviewed By Entertainment Weekly!
Series 9…Promo Pic!
Series 9…Another Promo Pic!
Chris Hardwick…Moderates SDCC Doctor Who Panel!
Titan Comics…SDCC Panel!
Four Doctors #1…Variant Cover!
The Cornell…Collective!
Twelfth Doctor…Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control!
Funko Pop…Doctor Who Second Wave!
Doctor Who Legacy…New Version Coming Soon!
Downtime…Gets A DVD Release!
Edward Burnham…Died.

The Dad Who Fell To Earth
The Dad Who Fell To Earth – Extras
Toby Hadoke

On June-14-2015 4 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #480 – Click here to listen!

rfs480News! 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 have Verity’s own Tansy Rayner Roberts with us for a commentary on “Dark Water”, the penultimate Series 8 showstopper featuring water, darkness and more!
Show notes:

Doctor Who Series 9…Episode 10 Details!
Series 9…Start Date?
Peter Capaldi…Thrashes!
Steven Moffat…Gets Honoured!
Doctor Who Event…In Berlin!
Radio Times…Festival!
Fan Expo Canada…Welcomes Companions!
L.I. Who…Guest Update!
UNIT…Big Finish Spinoff Details!
Big Finish…UNIT Extinction Trailer!
Titan Comics…San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive!
Titan Comics…Four Doctors Trailer!
LEGO Doctor Who…Fan Video!
Ravolox Remixes…High Bitrate Release!
Doctor Who…The High Council Podcast!
John Nathan-Turner…Bus!

Tansy…Rayner Roberts!

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!


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:


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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!



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!

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!

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!

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!