• 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 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!
Gallifrey…One!
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:

Full…Circle!
Logopolis!
Kinda!
Earthshock!

As Writer:

Time-Flight!
Mawdryn…Undead!
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!

Commentary:

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?

Commentary:

Amy’s…Choice!

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!

Commentary:

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!

Commentary:

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!

Commentary:

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!

Commentary:

The Eleventh…Hour!

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