• 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #493 – Another Brick In The Wall

    One week to go until Doctor Who Series 9 premieres, and what better way to rev up the hype engines than a rather cryptic prologue featuring P-Cap, Karn and Ohila, last seen in “The Night of the Doctor”? In fact, all manner of activity is rolling to the boil in ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #492 – The Log Driver’s Waltz

    With only two weeks to go before we get new Doctor Who, the news is coming fast, including a new trailer for Episode 1 "The Magician’s Apprentice", a (very short and mysterious) video from Series 9 finale director Rachel Talalay, the upcoming DVD release of "The Underwater Menace" (!) and ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #491 – And Introducing Maisie Williams As The Doctor

    Back from the Hugo Awards and reunited once more, the Three Who Rule have a grab bag of newsiness this week, including the sad cancellation of the New York Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular “for reasons”, Peter Davison’s upcoming autobiography, and more! But the main feature of this week’s episode is ...

  • Radio Free Skaro Patreon Special #2: Dr. Who and the Daleks Commentary

    Peter Cushing is known to many as the face of Hammer Horror or Grand Moff Tarkin from Star Wars. But to a generation of British kids caught in the frenzied madness known as Dalekmania in the mid-1960s, he was also Dr. Who, kindly professor and non-canonical Time Lord battling the ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #490 – Smoke on the Water

    Another Hugos has come and gone, and with it two-thirds of the Radio Free Skaro crew can cross “host pre and post show at the Hugos and ad-lib for almost a half hour during same” off their bucket list. Though the Hugos were…dogged with controversy, in the eye of the ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #489 – Revolution 9

    A new trailer for Series 9 of Doctor Who was released this week, simultaneously stoking and dampening the fires of Steven and Warren’s clinically insane theories regarding the upcoming Capaldis of Pompeii story/rumour/nonsense. But more lunacy awaits, with Tom Baker intoning that he is joining the Star Wars universe (!?), ...

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!


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
Time Crash
Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead


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.