• Radio Free Skaro #418 – Rodney’s Funscreen

    What derails the Three Who Rule from the week's news and a gripping Miniscope about classic series director Rodney Bennett? Why, it's the #firsttargetnovel Twitter discussion from Full Circle scribe and all-around gentleman Andrew Smith! Your hosts thoroughly enjoyed drenching themselves in novelised nostalgia, and look forward to further trips ...

  • 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 ...

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 April-15-2010 0 Comments

spacebadgeThe long-awaited introduction of the new doctor is only days away, with SPACE premiering “The Eleventh Hour,” Matt Smith’s inaugural outing as the Doctor, this Saturday at 9 p.m. ET. But who is this Matt Smith, anyway? More to the point, who is his Doctor supposed to be?

Read the rest of the post at SPACEcast.com

On March-30-2010 0 Comments

The April 3-9 issue of the Radio Times not only featured pics of the new TARDIS interior, it also contained a brief synopsis for each of the 13 episodes from Series 5. Look below, if you dare…

UPDATE: The Radio Times Series 5 Episode Guide has been removed at the request of the BBC.It can now be viewed at the official Radio Times website here.

On March-28-2010 5 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #191 – Click here to listen

The new series of Doctor Who is less than a week away and with the question of Matt Smith still largely unanswered, the Three Who Rule were glad of the first proper clips from the new series so as to get a feel for the character. Add to the mix yet another new trailer as well as an extended interview with Matt Smith by Jonathan Ross, talk of the new TARDIS design on Doctor Who Confidential and descriptions for future episodes before we’ve even seen the first one and the bottom line is excitement! The Miniscope even makes a one-off return, focused squarely at the Who oeuvre, or Whoeuvre if you will, of new show runner Steven Moffat.
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
- The Eleventh Hour…Opening Clip!
- Vampires in Venice…Sneak Peek!
- Series Five…Fourth Trailer!
- Series Five…SPACE Trailer!
- The Eleventh Hour…Start Time!
- Doctor Who Confidential…Synopsis!
- The Beast Below…Synopsis!
- K-9 Premiere…In Australia!
- July…Region 1 DVD Releases!

Miniscope – Steven Moffat:
- The Curse of Fatal Death
- The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances
- The Girl in the Fireplace
- Blink
- Time Crash
- Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead

- BBC…Shownar!

On March-27-2010 2 Comments

Hot on the heels of the new trailer and Vampires in Venice clip from last night’s Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, the BBC Red Button service has begun showing the first little bit of Matt Smith’s debut story, The Eleventh Hour. We present it here with the usual spoiler caveat:

On March-26-2010 4 Comments

Not only did we see a new trailer for Series 5 on the March 26 edition of Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, a sneak preview clip from Episode 6, Vampires of Venice, was also shown. Spoilers ahoy!:

On March-26-2010 0 Comments

Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith appeared on the March 26 edition of Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, and he brought this trailer with him. It’s a slightly longer version of the trailer that came out after the BBC press launch, except much more tantalizing…:

On March-21-2010 1 Comment

A new trailer from BBC America has come out, rife with new clips and scenes not glimpsed yet in any other trailer. And, yeah, it’s good:

On March-19-2010 0 Comments

spacebadgeThe Three Who Rule return in the latest SPACE Podcast, barely able to contain their excitement about the upcoming series of Doctor Who starring Matt Smith – and this was recorded before the tantalizing reviews of Episode One had been made available online. You should see how giddy they are now…

Anyway, enjoy the show!

On March-17-2010 2 Comments
The Pierhead Sessions took place in Cardiff from March 4-6, 2010. These sessions were set up to discuss various media issues and events that have affected Wales, and, naturally, the arrival of Doctor Who in Cardiff was one of the prime topics discussed. The Doctor Who panel on March 5 involved Clare Hudson (Head of Programming, English, BBC Cymru Wales), Piers Wenger (Head of Drama, BBC Cymru Wales, and Executive Producer, Doctor Who), Beth Willis (Executive Producer, Doctor Who), Ian Grutchfield (Brand Manager, Doctor Who), and was moderated by Neil Midgley (Daily Telegraph).

The hour long panel is presented in three parts below, and provides some interesting insights into the production of Doctor Who, including some fascinating hints and previews from the current production team of Piers Wenger and Beth Willis:

Made in Wales: Doctor Who – Part 1 from Pierhead Sessions TV on Vimeo.

Made in Wales: Doctor Who – Part 2 from Pierhead Sessions TV on Vimeo.

Made in Wales: Doctor Who – Part 3 from Pierhead Sessions TV on Vimeo.

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