• 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #494 – The Boy Who Would Be King

    An old enemy returns (or two!) in "The Magician’s Apprentice", the first new Doctor Who in many months and the premiere episode of Series 9. Daleks and Missy and Davros, oh my! What did the Three Who Rule think? And what did they have to say about Jenna Coleman leaving ...

On January-23-2011 2 Comments
Radio Free Skaro #234 – Click here to listen
Gally news, casting details, and not-LEGO Doctor Who figures….all of which prefigured the cogent analysis and detailed examination of the (Doctor Who) career of one Peter Grimwade, one of the few polymaths to both write and direct for Doctor Who. With highlights such as Earthshock and lowlights like Time-Flight, Grimwade’s output was grist for the mill of the Three Who Rule.
Show Notes:

Radio Free Skaro in 3-D…at Gallifrey One!
Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Lauren Ambrose…Cast In Torchwood!
Torchwood Writers…Episodes Confirmed!
Fleetwood Mac…Back In Spearhead!
Tomb Of The Cybermen…New Commentary!
2011 DVD…Schedule Change?
David Fisher…Novelizes Stones Of Blood!
Series 5 Soundtrack…In North America!
Doctor Who…Construction Toys!
The Sontaran Experiment…Action Figure Set!

Miniscope Links (Peter Grimwade):

As Director:


As Writer:

Planet…Of Fire!!

On December-12-2010 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #228 – Click here to listen

The Pandorica Opens was the focus of most of this episode of Radio Free Skaro, thanks to a light news week. Good thing, too, as Pandorica was another triumph from Series 5, featuring many power mad conspirators – Daleks, Sontarans, Cybermen – gathering together to fight their greatest enemy, The Doctor. Such a visual feast put the Three Who Rule in danger of becoming transfixed on what they were watching, but they managed to mostly steer clear of the silence for the time being. Ah, yes. The Silence. More on that next week…
Show Notes:

Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
A Christmas Carol…Region 1 Release!
Mara Tales…DVD Release Date!
Revisitations 2…DVD Release Date!
Doctor Who Prom…On Aussie TV!
Guess Who’s Back… For Torchwood!
New Audio Dramas…For Torchwood!


The Pandorica…Opens!

On November-6-2010 4 Comments

To follow up from yesterday’s post about the first specially-recorded linking scene on the Series 5 DVD box set, here is the second specially-recorded scene for your delectation, linking Flesh and Stone and The Vampires of Venice:

On November-5-2010 1 Comment

It’s long been known the Series 5 DVD box set will feature some specially-recorded scenes linking some episodes, but until now we’ve not been able to see these scenes. For your entertainment and to help satisfy any completionist bent you may have, check out the first such scene connecting The Eleventh Hour with The Beast Below:

On November-5-2010 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #223 – Click here to listen

The Three Who Rule were thrilled beyond measure to interview Murray Gold, the esteemed composer of all of the music in the new series, along with the themes to Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures. In a wide-ranging discussion, Gold held forth on all manner of musical matters and charmed the crew with his wit, verve, and bohemian charm. Oh yes, and some news and the latest Sarah Jane Adventures were discussed. Gold! Listen! Now!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
The Empty Planet…Episode 1!
The Empty Planet…Episode 2!
The Vault of Secrets…Ratings!
The Vault of Secrets…Script!
The Doctor Who…Experience!
BBC America…Confirms Matt Smith On The Late Late Show?
Character Options…Releases More Action Figures!
Series 5 DVD Box Set…Outtakes and Moffat Interview!
Series 5 DVD Box Set…Linking Scene One!
January 2011…UK DVD Releases!
Frontios…Coming Soon to DVD!
Mervyn Haisman…Died.
Murray Gold…Interviewed!
Follow Murray Gold…On Twitter!

On October-31-2010 8 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #222 – Click here to listen

The Series 5 Commentary series rears its head once again as the Three Who Rule tackle fan favourite Amy’s Choice with much glee and delectation. More fan enjoyment came this past week in the form of Death of the Doctor, featuring Matt Smith’s return as the Doctor in the latest installment of The Sarah Jane Adventures. Fans awaiting the Christmas special got not one but two pieces of good news this week as it was announced that the BFI will be holding an advance screening for the episode while the rest of us have to suffer with a Children In Need clip next month. Join the fandom fun with the whole gang in this episode of Radio Free Skaro before it’s gone gone gone!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Death of the Doctor…Episode 1!
Death of the Doctor…Episode 2!
The Nightmare Man…Ratings!!
The Christmas Special…At The BFI!
The Christmas Special…Previewed On Children In Need!
The Eighth Doctor…Gets A New Costume!
The Mutants and The TV Movie…Region 1 DVDs In February!
Matt Smith…On The Late Late Show?



On September-26-2010 5 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #217 – Click here to listen

After taking the better part of September off to either move to, visit, or stay away from other continents, the Three Who Rule reconvened for their first regularly recorded episode of Radio Free Skaro since the hazy days of summer. And, lo! What a news list to come back to! Some old, most older, but all entirely relevant, otherwise it would have never been mentioned in the first place. And to top it off, there’s a commentary on perhaps the best New Series episode made to date, “The Time of Angels”. If you’re going to listen to one episode of Radio Free Skaro, make it this one! (And all the others, too.)
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Series 6 Filming…Commenced!
Toby Haynes…Directs!
International iPlayer…coming soon!
Synchronized Worldwide DVD releases…coming soon!
Jane Espenson writes…three Torchwood episodes!
Sarah Jane Adventures…coming October 11!
Sarah Jane Adventures…twice weekly!
Sarah Jane Adventures episodes…in detail!
Death of the Doctor…preview!
Suranne Jones…in Doctor Who!
The Waters of Mars…wins a Hugo!
Doctor Who…wins an award!
Doctor Who…wins another award!
Rob Shearman…wins an award!
David J Howe…wins an award!
Matt Smith…wins an award!
More Adventure Games…coming soon!
Sonic Screwdriver…Wiimote!
Sonic Screwdriver Stylus…for Nintendo DS!
Remembrance of the Daleks…action dolls!
Meglos…coming to DVD!
The Ark…coming to DVDf!
Future DVD release…rumours!
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 3 DVD…UK release date!
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 3 DVD…US release date!
Geoffrey Burgon…dies, sadly.
Murray Gold’s Specials Soundtrack…delayed!


The Time…Of Angels!

On September-19-2010 4 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #216 – Click here to listen

In a not-so-unprecedented move, Steven and Chris welcome back the Two-minute Time Lord himself, Chip, to take a look at what is thought by many to be the weak point of Series 5 — Victory of the Daleks. The Series 5 commentary series examines where the episode went right and where it went wrong, and of course there can never be enough discussion about the Power Rangers-esque Daleks. Will opinions change for the better? Will they change for the worse? Will Churchill ever put out that blasted cigar when in the bunker? Only some of those questions will be answered in this week’s Radio Free Skaro!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Two-minute…Time Lord!


Victory…Of The Daleks!

On September-11-2010 4 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #215 – Click here to listen

A Warren-less look at The Beast Below is the focal point of this week’s Radio Free Skaro tomfoolery. The remaining Two Who Rule are joined by Chip from the Two-minute Time Lord podcast, as the Series 5 commentary series keeps on truckin’. Grab a glass of non-vibrating water and join the podcest fun as the lads talk all over Star Whales, future monarchs, voting machines and the Smilers and Winders!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Two-minute…Time Lord!


The Beast…Below!

On September-4-2010 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #214 – Click here to listen

The Classic Series Commentary series has ended… only to be replaced by the Series 5 Commentary series. (Any more attempts to use the word “series” will likely cause another crack in time, so we’d best stop there.) We’ve given the news segment a bit of time off… something that breaks our fictitious award-loving hearts, but on the upside it means no stats! So sit back, relax and have a listen to The Three Who Rule talk about the glorious opener to Matt Smith’s tenure!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!


The Eleventh…Hour!