• 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #442 – Through The Thick And Thin

    “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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #441 – Officer’s Mess

    When we found out that Gareth Roberts was the scribe behind “The Caretaker,” we all expected a rompity-romp-romp, much like “The Lodger” and “Closing Time.” And while this story did have rompy moments, it was also funny, touching and filled with nice character touches that you’ll only find out about ...

  • 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 ...

On September-23-2012 9 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #329 – Click here to listen!

The Three Who Rule took almost as long to talk about “The Power of Three” this week as the (admittedly truncated) episode itself took to play out on UK television screens. So what did Steven, Warren and Chris think of the slow invasion of the world by an Ikea fever dream? Did they enjoy the emergence of a new generation of UNIT leadership or the strengthening of emotional bonds between the Doctor, the Ponds, and Pond Sr? Or did they think it was all a load of stapled-on Gallifreyan fairy tales sealed by a bit of wand-waving? You’ll just have to listen to find out! Also, don’t miss stats, more stats, arguments about the canonical nature of Bill Baggs videos, pedanting, prequeldanting, and more!
Show Notes:

The Power…Of Three!
The Power of Three…Overnights!
The Angels Take Manhattan…Airs September 29!
The Angels Take Manhattan…Cardiff Screening!
A Town Called Mercy…Appreciated!
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship…Final Ratings!
A Town Called Mercy…Prequel!
Steve Thompson…To Write For Series 7!
Neil Cross…Writing Two Series 7 Scripts!
The Curse of Clyde Langer…Writer’s Guild Nomination!
Adventures With The Wife In Space…The Book!

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On August-19-2012 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #324 – Click here to listen!

With less than two weeks to go until new Doctor Who (maybe, possibly, nothing confirmed…) this week’s news unsurprisingly revolved around both actual Series 7 news, like the screening of Asylum of the Daleks at the British Film Institute, and the spoilery spoler-free reviews of said screening by some of the UK’s leading printed fishwrap merchants. Ticket sales for the upcoming NY screening of Asylum didn’t go off quite so smoothly, leading the charges of heresy, treason, and bad sportsmanship on the part of BBC America. But this was all mere preamble to the main event, a scintillating commentary of parts 1 to 4 of the Invasion of Time, the seminal adventure on Gallifrey involving foil villains, arbitrary romance, and Rodan, the slinkiest air traffic controller Time Lady ever. Enjoy!
Show Notes:

Asylum of the Daleks…BFI Screening!
Different…Opening Titles!
Series 7…Titles for Episodes 4 & 5!
Series 7…Synopses!
Asylum of the Daleks…New York Screening!
Series 7…New Promo Images!
Doctor Who Magazine…Sarah Jane Special #3!
Claws of Axos Revisitations…DVD Extras!
Doctor Who…Card Game!

Commentary:

The Invasion…Of Time!

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On October-16-2011 4 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #276 – Click here to listen!

As the Doctor Who dead time continues, The Three Who Rule brought together some of our esteemed podcasting colleagues to talk about the series that were for Doctor Who and Torchwood: Miracle Day. We welcome the Sigmas from The Ood Cast, Luke from TMDWP and Kyle from Nerdist.com and hash over what did and didn’t work for us and, of course, tackle the week’s news – or lack thereof – and talk about the penultimate installment of The Sarah Jane Adventures, The Curse of Clyde Langer. Join us, won’t you?
Show Notes:

The Curse…Of Clyde Langer!
The Wedding Of River Song…Final BBC Ratings!
Fictitious…TV Choice Awards!
Fictitious…Scream Awards!
Enemies of the Third Doctor…Action Figure Set!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
The Ood Cast…Live!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

Roundtable:

Kyle Anderson!
Luke Harrison!
Chris & Laura Sigma!

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On September-4-2011 11 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #270 – Click here to listen!

Fear Her, one of the less appreciated stories in the Doctor Who oeuvre, isn’t a story that the Three Who Rule reasoned (or hoped) would ever be brought up again in Doctor Who, but all three of your intrepid hosts got a distinct Chloe Webber/scribble monster/suburban England vibe from Mark Gatiss’s Night Terrors. That isn’t to say that they didn’t enjoy it, though. Also up for discussion was Episode 9 of Torchwood: Miracle Day, The Gathering, as that series hurdles, or stumbles, to its conclusion next week. All this and the usual dash and sprinkle of news, including the talk of the upcoming UNIT Box Set and some bona fide monumental viewing figures for SPACE in Canada.
Show Notes:

Night…Terrors!
The…Gathering!
Let’s Kill Hitler…Wins Canada!
Let’s Kill Hitler…iPlayer Success!
Series 6.2…Casting News!
The Girl Who Waited…At 7:15!
The God Complex…Synopsis!
Night Terrors…BBC Overnights!
Let’s Kill Hitler…Final BBC Ratings!
Let’s Kill Hitler…Appreciated!
End of the Road…BBC Overnights!
Immortal Sins…Appreciated!
The Middle Men…Final BBC Ratings!
Sarah Jane Adventures…Series 5 BFI Screening!
CBBC…Trailer!
UNIT…Box Set!
Invasion of the Dinosaurs & Android Invasion…On North American DVD!
Invasion of the Dinosaurs…Episode 1 Colour Status!
Target Reprints…Coming To North America!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

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On October-17-2010 4 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #220 – Click here to listen

The internet exploded in Doctor Who land this past week with fans beside themselves about Regenergate and Gallifrey One hotel rooms, which caused the Three Who Rule to take time out of this episode to allay those fears. Long stories short: Don’t Panic. Everything’s fine. After those fires were ably extinguished, it was on to the commentary for The Vampires of Venice, a mid-series tome that inspired overwhelming indifference from two members of the Radio Free Skaro team. Did that opinion change…?
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Gallifrey One…banter!
Regeneration limit…gone!
Doctor Who…going to Utah!
The Nightmare Man…Part One!
The Nightmare Man…Part Two!
Series 5 Soundtrack…track listing!
Doctor Who…iPhone game!
IDW 11th Doctor Comics…coming January 2011!
Resurrection of the Daleks…new commentary!
David Tennant…on a DVD extra!

Commentary:

The Vampires of…Venice!

On August-22-2010 11 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #212 – Click here to listen

In this, the penultimate Radio Free Skaro Classic Series Commentary for the summer, the Three Who Rule lucked out with the second segment of the four-part trilogy known as The Trial of the Time Lord. Lucked out, you may well ask? Well, yes, for all three hosts were fairly unanimous in their praise of Mindwarp, and the Trial season as a whole, firm in their belief that Colin Baker’s tenure as The Doctor has been unfairly maligned over the years. Disagree? Listen to the commentary to see if you will be swayed…

Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Gallifrey 22…Guest Update!
Torchwood The New World…Details!
Doctor Who Adventure Games…Episode Three!
SFX Magazine…Poll Results!
Christmas Special…Cast Members!
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 4…Wraps!
TV Movie…Commentary!
Victory of the Daleks…In-Vision Commentary!
The Time of Angels…In-Vision Commentary!
Demon Quest…Preview!

Commentary:

Mindwarp!

On April-25-2010 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #195 – Click here to listen

A rare occasion for Radio Free Skaro this week in that all three hosts were unanimous in their praise of The Time of Angels, one of the true high points in recent Doctor Who history that not even a slightly reduced duration or an animated Graham Norton could spoil. On top of this, the usual cadre of ratings discussions, all of which is also universally positive on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as general blathering about the week that was in Who. Oh, and did everyone remember to watch Over The Rainbow after Doctor Who?
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Episode Four…The Time of Angels!
The Time of Angels…Viewing Figures!
The BBC…Apologizes!
Victory of the Daleks…Appreciation Index!
The Beast Below…Final Viewing Figures!
The Eleventh Hour…BBC America Powerhouse!
The Eleventh Hour…SPACE Ratings!
Vampires of Venice…On May 8!
Vampires of Venice…Synopsis!
Matt Smith and Katy Manning…On Sarah Jane Adventures!
The First Doctor Who Adventure Game…City of the Daleks!
The Second Doctor Who Adventure Game…Will Feature Cybermen!
Doctor Who…Returns to the Proms!
The Planet of Fire…Director’s Cut!
Revenge of the Cybermen and Silver Nemesis…On DVD!
The Dominators…DVD Extras!
Torchwood USA…Not At FOX!
BBC…Shownar!

On March-7-2010 6 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #188 – Click here to listen


A post-Gally funk has set in for the Three Who Rule, but they soldiered on regardless, bringing you the news of the week and the irreverence you know and tolerate. Not that there was much news of course, but this week is only a precursor to the inevitable flood of pre-Fnarg promotion and pimpery sure to come, not to mention the premiere of an entirely new era of Doctor Who in mere weeks. Soon, my pretties, soon.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Gallifrey…One!
Series Fnarg…More Titles!
Series Fnarg…On SPACE!
Series Fnarg…In Australia!
Sarah Jane Adventures…Returns For Two More Series!
Sarah Jane Adventures…Series 4 Writers!
Sarah Jane Adventures…Fictitious Award Nomination!
BBC…Shownar!

On February-27-2010 4 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #185 – Click here to listen

After the “incident” with Chris on Friday that resulted in no podcast being released for the first official day of Gallifrey 21, Radio Free Skaro returned today in full force with interviews with Nick Briggs, Phil Ford, and Rob Shearman. Listen to these three fine gentlemen regale you with tales of woe, whimsy, and water – not necessarily in that order. NOTE: Chris’s appearance on this podcast is purely due to contractual obligation. We cannot comment on any rumours that have been circulating about Chris’s future on Radio Free Skaro.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Gallifrey…One!
Big…Finish!
Love Songs…for the Shy and Cynical!
BBC…Shownar!

On December-15-2009 0 Comments

bbckidsWith many thanks to This Week In Doctor Who‘s Benjamin Elliott for the heads up, we’ve found out that BBC Kids is now airing The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 2. The Canadian cable network is running the program daily at 4:30 in the afternoon. This constitutes the North American premiere of The Sarah Jane Adventures, which has yet to air in the US despite already having been released on DVD in Region 1.

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