• Radio Free Skaro #417 – Arcturan Mega-Donkey

    Pertwee! Jo! Troughton the younger! An incontinent skull! With a cast like that it can only be the Three Who Rule's commentary on "The Curse of Peladon"! Watch a prince in short pants fight a revolution, superstition and a questionable monster suit in this Third Doctor...classic? Also, news and discussion, ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #416 – Random Access Memories

    Sadly, a trio of recent deaths in the Doctor Who world lead off this week's episode, as we remember the contributions of writer/actor Glyn Jones, director Derek Martinus, and the Rani herself, Kate O'Mara. But with new Doctor Who still months away, trickles of information are beginning to emerge as ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #415 – More Of A Table Wine

    It’s the return of the Miniscope! The focus this time is on Michael Hayes, the accomplished director who at first blush wanted nothing to do with Doctor Who but learned to love the show after directing "The Androids of Tara", "The Armageddon Factor" and the rightly beloved "City of Death". ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #414 – Caesar Salad

    Only a mere month after the celebrations of Gallifrey One 2014, the 26th iteration of the best convention in the world…sold out in 75 minutes this Friday. The Three Who Rule, poised over their keyboards intently, managed to secure their registration and will be in Los Angles in February 2015, ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #413 – Block Transfer Computation

    It’s the return of Fluid Links! Yes, everyone’s favourite mercury-based connection thingy is back, and we’ve got (some) of your questions to hash over, cogitate upon, and generally discuss. Good thing too, because the news is pretty thin on the ground this week. But there is talk of intriguing Season ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #412 – Ahearne It Through The Grapevine

    The Three Who Rule are travelling back in time this week to the wild, wooly days of 2005, when a certain program about a madman in a box first re-graced our screens after a long, long hiatus. Though we take the success of Doctor Who as a matter of course ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #411 – Kicking the Styres

    The classic commentary returns to Radio Free Skaro, in the form of a brief but enticing little number known as "The Sontaran Experiment"! Despite its quick running time, the adventures of Styre and Friends packs in adventure, spills, stunts, Terry Walsh in an unconvincing wig, and a pint-sized pugilist from ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #410 – Love From Gallifrey, Boys

    With Gallifrey One 2014 behind them, the Three Who Rule rallied their weakened, battle-scarred livers and turned their attention to Matt Smith’s last hurrah, "The Time of the Doctor". Much appreciation! Such regeneration! But first, news, updates and other matters of import! And next week, the classic series commentaries return ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #409 – Gallifrey Falls No More

    The 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #408 – The Case of the Missing Episodes

    Day two of Gallifrey One 2014, and the bright eye of the Three Who Rule cast its fiery, lidless wrath upon the missing episodes. Steven and Chris interview Restoration Team head and video genius Steve Roberts on his own, and missing episode experts Damian Shanahan and Jon Preddle together. But ...

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!

Check-in on GetGlue!

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!

Check-in on GetGlue!

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!

Check-in on GetGlue!

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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