• Radio Free Skaro #439 – For What It’s Worth

    As showrunner for Doctor Who, Steven Moffat is mostly known for beginnings and endings of series, but this week the Moff brought us “Listen,” a standalone story that delves into beginnings, endings and fear itself. So, did Moffat overload the story with his personal tropes, take the show in an ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #438 – Rocket Robin Hood

    Robin Hood! Robots! Shenanigans! Etc! Things took a turn for the romp-y in “Robot of Sherwood,” the latest episode of Doctor Who, but what did the usually taciturn and P-Cap-ian Three Who Rule think? Eh? Listen as the three acerbic grouchwads expound upon the story in question and also reflect ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #437 – Death to the Daleks

    The first proper P-Cap story, where he’s out of bed and sassing off to soldiers, Daleks and everyone in between, has arrived on our TV screens, tablets, laptops and eyeballs. You’d think after years of Dalek stories the well would be dry, but in fact….well, you’ll just have to listen ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #436 – Planet of the Pudding Brains

    After months of waiting, feverish panic, speculation, madness, leaked scripts, world tours and other such lunacy, the first episode of Doctor Who, Series 8, titled “Deep Breath”, is upon us. You know what that means? Stats! So, so many stats. And, to a lesser extent, the opinions of Steven, Warren ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #435 – Into The Darkness

    Only one week to go until the premiere of Series 8, or as Warren (and no-one else) terms it, 8mageddon, and there’s news of trailers, radio trailers, misguided Tom Baker biopics, Doctor Who world tours and more. But more importantly, Friend of the Show, all around fine gent and writer ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #434 – We Sing In Praise of Total War

    Newsmageddon continues! With only two weeks to go before the premiere of Deep Breath across the planet, the Doctor Who hype machine is in full swing, from the world tour making it’s way through the UK before heading overseas to early reviews of the premiere episode (all spoiler-free, of course.) ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #433 – I Eat The Celery

    "Morgus! You stinking offal! Look at me!" Yes, a day long anticipated by the Three Who Rule Has finally arrived as they were privileged to tackle the all-time classic The Caves of Androzani as a commentary. While they had long feared such a task would devolve into silent slack jawed amazement, ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #432 – Down and Out in San Diego

    With San Diego Comic Con’s annual media megashow winding down, Radio Free Skaro brought in a Special Report from Nerdist editor and all around fine fellow Kyle Anderson as our man on the scene to let us know about the Big! Who! News! almost live from the source. Well, it ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #431 – Birth of the Titans

    With San Diego Comic Con looming, roving Radio Free Skaro reporter Warren Frey took it upon himself to interview Andrew James, the editor of the new Doctor Who range at Titan Comics. James spilled the beans on SDCC plans, a Doctor Who Day promotion across the U.S. and the U.K. ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #430 – Limb’s Whims

    It was a week of great tumult in the world of Doctor Who, with the leaking of the first five scripts for Series 8 taking the internet by storm and sending Whovians into spasms of joy, guilt, fear and loathing. Though the scripts have presumably spread far and wide, Who-dom ...

On January-22-2012 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #290 – Click here to listen!

Ah, that’s the January we remember. The Christmas Special aired weeks ago, it’s a long time until new Doctor Who (even longer than usual) and there’s really not too much going on in the Who world. But there’s always Gallifrey! A bit of Gally news and banter helps, well, fill more time in our time-filling series of commentaries. The Three Who Rule lads get the privilege of being able to announce another guest for our live show, Radio Free Skaro and the World of Tomorrow and rehash Toby Whithouse’s The God Complex, a mindbleep episode that split opinions when it went out. Join us for the ride!
Show Notes:

- Radio Free Skaro…And The World Of Tomorrow!
- Gallifrey…One!
- 14 Episodes In Series 7…Restated!
- Hugo Award…Nominations Open!

Commentary:

- The God…Complex!

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On November-27-2011 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #282 – Click here to listen!

With Steven special corresponding from Chicago TARDIS, and with The Doctor Who Book Club’s Erik joining the Three Who Rule to offer his trenchant insights on fannish Who goings-on, this episode is chock full of things in the American Mid-West that involve a Doctor Who convention. Such things include an interview with Peter Davison, an RFS first, even if he’s Doctor the Fifth. Of course it wouldn’t be an episode of Radio Free Skaro without the usual news, sardonic analysis and nerdery. Enjoy!
Show Notes:

- Radio Free Skaro…On Google+!
- Chicago…TARDIS!
- The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe…Synopsis!
- 2012…Recording Info!
- BBC…Christmas Trailer!
- Doctor Who…On The Radio Times Cover!
- Interactive…Dalek!
- Keeper of Traken…Action Figures!
- Second Doctor Costume…T-Shirt!
- Eighth Doctor Costume…T-Shirt!
- Series 6 Box Set…Night Videos!
- Robots of Death SE…DVD Extras!
- Three Doctors SE…DVD Extras!
- Series 6 Soundtrack…Track Listing!
- SPACE…Doctor Who Christmas Schedule!
- Doctor Who Book Club…Podcast!

Interview:

- Peter…Davison!

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On November-6-2011 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #279 – Click here to listen!

Well, it had to come to this eventually – a slow news week and a duff episode of Doctor Who to be commented on both occurring on the same episode of Radio Free Skaro. With little in the way of actual news to discuss, the Three Who Rule instead bandied about their mostly positive experiences while playing the new Doctor Who Adventure game, The Gunpowder Plot. And with equally little in the way of actual good Doctor Who, the Three meandered into discussions about Justin Bieber and the films of director Peter Weir. You have been warned.
Show Notes:

- The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 5…On BBC One!
- The Man Who Never Was…Final Ratings!
- Unmade Story…Scriptbooks!
- Doctor Who Encyclopedia…On The iPad!
- The Gunpowder…Plot!
- Eleventh Doctor Costume…T-Shirt!
- Patrick Troughton…Biography!
- The Ood Cast…Live!
- Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

Commentary:

- The Curse…Of The Black Spot!

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On October-30-2011 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #278 – Click here to listen!

Doctor Who commentaries continue here on Radio Free Skaro, with The Three Who Rule taking a look at the conclusion to the Series 6 opener, Day of the Moon. What glorious insights are offered into this spooky episode? (Answer: probably none.) What heinous tangential ramblings occur during this episode? (Answer: probably many.) The news of the week has bits on Children in Need, DVDs, fictitious awards, games, books and more! Halloween or not, join us in your favourite fairy princess outfit and have a listen!
Show Notes:

- Children In Need…Christmas Episode Preview!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…BAFTA Nominations!
- The Curse of Clyde Langer…Viewing Figures!
- Justyce…Served!
- Series 6…Soundtrack!
- Shada…DVD Plans!
- Time…5!
- Chicks…Unravel Time!
- Eleventh Doctor…Bow Tie!
- Fifth Doctor…Bust!
- Save Doctor Who Confidential…Campaign Update!
- The Gunpowder…Plot!
- Gallifrey One…Call For Panelists!
- The Ood Cast…Live!
- Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

Commentary:

- Day…Of The Moon!

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On October-23-2011 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #277 – Click here to listen!

The time has finally arrived for The Three Who Rule to cast their eyes back on Series 6 of Doctor Who via their annual commentary series. Things kick off with, of course, The Impossible Astronaut, as the lads talk over what they felt to be one of the best opening episodes for any series of NuWho… and as ever, rarely staying on topic. But for every beginning there’s an ending as the last ever episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures graced the small screen this past week, and things just won’t be the same without Lis Sladen. The news of the week rounds out the show with a look at DVDs, books, and the latest from the rumour mill.
Show Notes:

- The Man…Who Never Was!
- Matt Smith…One More Year?
- The Brilliant Book…Teases Series 7!
- Sky…Final Viewing Figures!
- The Wonderful Book…1965?
- Series 6 DVD Box Set…Full Details!
- Night…And The Doctor!
- February 2012…North American DVD Releases!
- Caves of Androzani…Action Figure Set!
- The Ood Cast…Live!
- Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

Commentary:

- The Impossible…Astronaut!

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On October-5-2011 1 Comment

Here’s a fun little mashup video recapping Doctor Who’s sixth series in a mere 89 seconds.

On October-2-2011 10 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #274 – Click here to listen!

Silence! (Silents?) Timey-wimey! River Song getting hitched! “The Wedding of River Song” had it all, including a moving tribute to the Brig. But did the various parts mesh together into a satisfying whole, or did the Three Who Rule think otherwise? The sudden demise of Doctor Who Confidential was also hashed over in great detail, with some division on the reasons and consequences of losing a window into the behind the scenes goings-on of our favorite television program. Stats, toys, t-shirts, expensive scale models of Matt Smith….and baseless Cybermat Roomba speculation round out this, the last Radio Free Skaro dealing with new Who until December 25th.
Show Notes:

- The Wedding of…River Song!
- Death…Is The Only Answer!
- Doctor Who Confidential…Cancelled!
- Doctor Who…The Gunpowder Plot!
- The Wedding of River Song…BBC Overnights!
- Closing Time…Appreciated!
- The God Complex…Final BBC Numbers!
- Torchwood – The Blood Line…Final BBC Numbers!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…Episode 5 and Episode 6 Synopses!
- 24-hour BBC Wales strike…affects Doctor Who!
- The Guardian…rates Doctor Who!
- Doctor Who S6 Box Set released in the UK…on November 21!
- Torchwood: Miracle Day DVD Extras include…commentaries and Declassifieds!
- Cybermat…coming soon to a shop near you!
- New First Doctor costume…T-Shirt!
- Earthshock Cyberman costume…T-Shirt!
- First Doctor enemies…action figure set!
- The Invasion of Time…action figure set!
- Eleventh Doctor…1/6 Scale Figure Unveiled!
- Chicago TARDIS…guest updates!
- The Ood Cast…Live!
- Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

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On September-24-2011 0 Comments

The Series 6 finale of Doctor Who, The Wedding of River Song is coming next week, and straight after transmission of the penultimate episode, Closing Time, the BBC released the final prequel for the series with a sneak peek at the finale. Take a look!

On September-18-2011 9 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #272 – Click here to listen!

A minotaur, a question of fear and faith, and a turning point for the Doctor and his companions…not to mention a surreal hotel from Hell! The God Complex went under the RFS microscope this week, with a smattering of opinion both favourable and somewhat less so. Add a giant brick wall o’ stats, a Sarah Jane launch date, some new guests for Gallifrey 2012, and an interview with “The Girl Who Waited” scribe Tom MacRae, and you’ve got yourself an audio file of approximately an hour in length!
Show Notes:

- The God…Complex!
- The Wedding of River Song…Synopsis!
- Closing Time…Opening Time!
- The God Complex…BBC Overnights!
- The Sarah Jane Adventures…Returns October 3!
- The Girl Who Waited…Appreciated!
- Night Terrors…Final BBC Numbers!
- The Blood Line…BBC Overnights!
- Starz…Torchwood Broadcast Numbers!
- The Gathering…Appreciated!
- End of the Road…Final BBC Numbers!
- Series 6 Complete DVD Set…More Extras!
- Fictitious…TV Choice Awards!
- Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
- Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

Interview:

- Tom…MacRae!

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On September-11-2011 6 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #271 – Click here to listen!

The Girl Who Waited was, to varying degrees, praised by the Three Who Rule as one of the best episodes (if not THE best, according to Warren) of this season, with acclaim for the direction, the visuals, the timey-wimey-ness, and most of all for Karen Gillan’s double performance as herself and…herself.

But wait! Torchwood: Miracle Day also wrapped up its 10 episode run with rockginas, immortals, f-bombs, and Oswald Danes doing what he does best: making the blood of civilized folk curdle.

Add a dollop of stats, DVD news and Matt Smith being a stylin’ mofo, and you’ve got yourself, well, a podcast!

Next week…..Night Terrors! Or, more accurately, The God Complex!

Show Notes:

- The Girl…Who Waited!
- The Blood…Line!
- The Girl Who Waited…Overnights!
- Night Terrors…Appreciated!
- The Gathering…BBC Overnights!
- End of the Road…Appreciated!
- Immortal Sins…Final BBC Viewing Figures!
- The God Complex…At 7:10!
- Closing Time…At 6:00!
- Series 6.2 DVD Set…Gives Episode Lengths!
- Series 6 DVDs…In North America!
- Ian Levine’s Shada…Completed!
- Fictitious…Style Awards!
- Chicago…TARDIS!
- Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

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