• Radio Free Skaro 482 – Once Upon A Time In America

    In a move sure to shake the very foundations of audio drama, Big Finish is introducing new series Doctor Who characters into the BF-i-verse, and River Song will be the tip of the proverbial spear in this assault of awesomeness. That was but one (but probably the coolest) bit of ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #481 – Tin Can Danny

    The news reached dire levels of non-existence this week, but the Three Who Rule soldiered on in exactly the sort of way Twelve would have roundly disapproved of. Despite there being little movement other than comic book rumblings (in the fall, no less!) there was a light at the end ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #480 – The Talons of Dr. Chang

    News! News! News! So much news this week, from Vines of P-Cap playing guitar to Series 9 rumours, royal honours, convention doings and undoings, and (fake, but awesome) Doctor Who LEGO video games! The mind boggles! “But what else, you fiends?!” you declare, and for you, beloved listener, we also ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #479 – Run Forest Run

    Like a bolt from the blue came the first set of Gallifrey One guest announcements, including one Peter Davison, the Fifth Doctor but the first in our hearts (for this year, at any rate.) But lo, across the pond there was news of the Doctor Who Festival, to be held ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #478 – Shallow Grave

    The news this week is sparse, so of course conspiracy theories abounded amongst the Three Who Rule involving Zimbabwe, missing episodes, cricket, and madness. But lo, there was a small morsel of news, and that was the fact that San Diego Comic Con will in fact have a Doctor Who ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #477 – Sarcopha-Gus

    If Radio Free Skaro was ever made into a lackluster dystopian future series of adventures for the tween set (which it won’t, ever), it would have to be called “Digression,” because that was the tenor of the first few minutes of this episode. Eurovision is rightly disparaged, Warren is baffled ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #476 – Ravolox and Bagels

    We promise, this is almost certainly the last time we jabber on about superhero movies...but that is in fact what happens at the start of this week's episode, until Chris lobs a well-deserved boot heel into the proceedings and gets the Other Two Who Rule back on track and talking ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #475 – In Praise of Fangirls

    It was a wild week to be a fan of Doctor Who and other sic-fi franchises this past week! Gallifrey One memberships went on sale and crashed ticket sales sites, Osgood and the Zygons are returning in Series 9, Torchwood audio plays are coming to Big Finish, and Avengers: Age ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #474 – Mayhem of the Mooninites

    As Steven dips further into cricket insanity, a factor leading to his inevitable emigration to India could be the fact that Doctor Who will soon start broadcasting there for the first time. How can he possibly resist? Or perhaps a trip to New York to see the Symphonic Spectacular in ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #473 – The Invisible Enemies

    What’s better than a commentary of the Series 8 episode "The Caretaker" with The Memory Cheats co-host Josh Zimon joining the Three Who Rule? Very little…except Wife in Space impresario Neil Perryman joining Warren and Steven for a look at the news! Yes, it’s a bumper crop of guest stars, ...

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?

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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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