• 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #442 – Through The Thick And Thin

    “Kill the Moon,” this week’s episode of Doctor Who, has proven to be one of the most divisive in recent memory, with fandom loving it or despising it but certainly not dismissing it. Was it the “game changer” showrunner Steven Moffat made it out to be? Has Peter Capaldi’s Doctor ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #441 – Officer’s Mess

    When we found out that Gareth Roberts was the scribe behind “The Caretaker,” we all expected a rompity-romp-romp, much like “The Lodger” and “Closing Time.” And while this story did have rompy moments, it was also funny, touching and filled with nice character touches that you’ll only find out about ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #440 – All Hail The Great Architect

    The beauty of Doctor Who is that it can be any story, anywhere and anywhen…and yet inexplicably there’s never really been a heist episode. Well, no longer! “Time Heist,” by writer Steve Thompson of “Curse of the Black Spot” and “Journey to the Center of the TARDIS" (ahem) fame. Did ...

On August-11-2013 5 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #379 – Click here to listen!

rfs379The afterglow of the announcement of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor has still not worn off if this week’s news list, and the enthusiasm of the Three Who Rule, is anything to go by. Tons of Capaldi news from his fan battles as a teenager to the clandestine methods employed to smuggle him into the BBC for his big reveal will no doubt thrill and entertain you, along with a healthy dose of merchandise news. And to top it off, Kat from Verity! joins us for a commentary of “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS” from this past series. Exciting stuff!
Show Notes:

The casting of…Peter Capaldi!
Peter Capaldi…old school fanboy!
Doctor Who Live…overnight viewing figures!
Doctor Who Live…a hit in Canada!
Doctor Who Live…on BBC America!
Doctor Who Live…popular around the world!
The Story of…Doctor Who Live!
Neil Gaiman on…the new Doctor!
Steven Moffat says…no female Doctor!
Coming to Big Finish…Sil!
50th Anniversary…action figure colection!
Series 7 Soundtrack…coming September 9!
Doctor Who Prom on BBC One…on August 26!
Doctor Who exhibition…in Sydney, Australia!
Pay what you want for…Doctor Who books!
Gallifrey One…membership transfers!
Long Island Doctor Who…day passes!
August Region 1 Doctor Who…DVD/Blu-ray releases!
Kat from…Verity!

Commentary

Journey to the Centre…of the TARDIS!

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On July-12-2013 1 Comment
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One week after North America gets The Ice Warriors and Scream of the Shalka on DVD, on September 24, those of us on this side of the Atlantic will be able to buy the complete Seventh Series of Doctor Who on DVD and Blu-Ray.

The release, set to include both Christmas Specials (The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe and The Snowmen) and the other 13 episodes from this most recent series, will have bonus features such as episode prequels, behind the scenes featurettes, some content from The Nerdist and several specials including Pond Life. Audio commentaries are also included, but the information we’ve got at this point doesn’t say how many episodes have commentaries; don’t be surprised if commentary isn’t included for every episode (but soon enough the Radio Free Skaro commentaries for Series 7 will all be available!).

MSRP for the DVD release is $79.99 while the MSRP for the Blu-Ray release is $89.99; click on the artwork above for a larger image. Check TVShowsOnDVD.comfor more details!

On May-19-2013 15 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #367 – Click here to listen!

rfs367Well, the most recent series of Doctor Who has wrapped up, and what a way to do it – a fangasmagoria from Steven Moffat containing notable nods to the past and tantalizing hints of what’s to come. “The Name of the Doctor” gave fans what they wanted (and more) in a 50th anniversary story, and it was six months early! But what did the Three Who rule think of this extravaganza? Also discussed in this episode were the now assured future of Doctor Who and the show’s return in Series 8, stats, more stats, and the potentially damaging effects of Eurovision. And now, six months to wait until more new Doctor Who…but what else does the BBC have in store before then?
Show Notes:

The Name…of the Doctor!
The Name of the Doctor…BBC Overnights!
Nightmare in Silver…Appreciated!
The Crimson Horror…Final Ratings!
Series 8…Confirmed!
Matt Smith…Confirms His Return!
Matt Smith and David Tennant…in a Video Together!
Doctor Who…Dominates April iPlayer Charts!
BFI Peter Davison…Q&A Panel!
Doctor Who…in Antipodean Cinemas!
L.I…Who!
Calgary…Expo!
Westercon…66!

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On May-12-2013 4 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #366 – Click here to listen!

rfs366Neil Gaiman’s sophomore effort is one of the most divisive in the history of new Doctor Who, with some fans adoring his take on the Cybermen and others viewing precocious children and speedy metal men with disdain. But what did the Three Who Rule think? What are Chris’s views on the Proper Use of the Pimp Hand? Was Steven his usual cheery self, and did Warren find time to admonish his fellow nerds for overexcitement? Mix in stats, leaked Series 7 DVDs, fake Target book covers, and more, and you’ve got yourself a veritable jambalaya of Doctor Who conversation for slightly less than an hour!
Show Notes:

Nightmare…In Silver!
Nightmare In Silver…BBC Overnights!
The Crimson Horror…BBC Overnights!
The Crimson Horror…Appreciated!
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS…Final BBC Ratings!
The Name of the Doctor…Prequel!
The Name of the Doctor…Second Teaser!
The Name of the Doctor…BBC America Teaser!
Series 7 Part Two…Blu-Ray Released Early!
New Series…Target Mockups!
Tip…Of The Tongue!
BFI Fourth Doctor Screening…Q&A Panel Video!
The New TARDIS Console…Close Up!
BAFTAs…Celebrate Doctor Who!
Westercon…66!

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On April-14-2013 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #362 – Click here to listen!

After a wait of almost 40 years, the Ice Warriors have returned to Doctor Who, with at least (and let’s be honest, at most) one heavily armoured, lumbering green menace back to make the lives of an 80’s crew of Soviet submariners a soggy, terrifying hell. Mark Gatiss, a Who polymath with some hits and a few misses under his belt, brings the claustrophobic terror with “Cold War,” but the real question is, what did the Three Who Rule think of the story? With precious little to discuss besides this episode and stats, stats, stats (and more stats) they expostulated at length, coming perilously close to beating Douglas McKinnon’s expertly paced tale’s running time with their balderdash and bafflegab.
Show Notes:

Cold…War!
Cold War…Overnight Viewing Figures!
The Rings of Akhaten…Overnight Viewing Figures!
The Rings of Akhaten…Appreciated!
The Bells of Saint John…Final BBC Viewing Figures!
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS…Synopsis!
Jemma Redgrave…Returns!
Ice Warriors…DVD Details!

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On March-31-2013 6 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #360 – Click here to listen!

New Doctor Who! And given such an auspicious occasion, it was no surprise that the Three Who Rule yammered on at length about “The Bells of Saint John,” and then further prognosticated on the news that David Tennant and Billie Piper will in fact return for the 50th anniversary special. Debate on the proper levels of fanwankiness for the special, speculation on the many hints and tidbits Moffat has seeded throughout his tenure leading up to November 23rd, 2013 and other wishes and dreams for the upcoming season were all grist for the fevered (and possibly insane) minds of the RFS crew. All this and various other tidbits of news, and more importantly, no stats. (Don’t worry, stats will be back in full force next week).
Show Notes:

The Bells…Of Saint John!
Tennant and Piper…Return!
Series 7B…In New Zealand!
Series 7B…Episode Titles!
Matt Smith…Hangs Around For 2014!
Demon’s Run…Two Days Later!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Doctor Who Stuff…On Playstation Home!
The Mill…Closing The TV Division?
Doctor Who Stamps…Are Popular!
Series 7B…DVD Extras!
Terror of the Zygons…DVD Delayed!
Regenerations…DVD Box Set!?
Doctor Who…Wins A Peabody Award!
Hugo Award…2013 Nominees!

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On March-24-2013 6 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #359 – Click here to listen!

The upcoming book “JN-T: The Life and Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner” is quite possibly the most controversial account of the behind-the-scenes world of Doctor Who ever published, delving into the, at times, seedy side of the life of the long time producer of Doctor Who. It also covers, with astonishing detail, the trials and tribulations that occurred during the making of the programme in the 1980s when the BBC were increasingly trying to kill it. We present an interview with the book’s author, Richard Marson, who explains the amount of work that went into researching the biography, as well as discuss his own experiences and opinions on the man who was responsible for Doctor Who for an entire decade. But before that, Chris and Steven yammer about the news of the week, and look forward to new Doctor Who in less than a week’s time!
Show Notes:

Gallifrey…One!
The Bells of St John…”Prequel”!
The Bells of St John…BBC One Transmission Time!
The Bells of St John…Trailer!
The Bells of St John…Clips!
Series 7B…Trailers!
Series 7B…First Four Titles and Synopses!
Series 7B…Movie-Style Posters!
Matt Smith…Leaving In 2013?
Private Eye…Talks Caro Skinner!
Red Nose Day…Doctor Who Clip!
Doctor Who Magazine…First Doctor Special!
Australia Gets The Bells of St John…On March 31!
Australia Doesn’t Get…Advance iView Episodes!
Series 7B…North American DVD/BD Release Date!
Visitation Special Edition DVD…Details!
Doctor Who…Another Entertainment Weekly Cover!

Interview:

Richard…Marson!
JN-T: The Life and Scandalous Times…of John Nathan-Turner!

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On March-20-2013 0 Comments
Two weeks after the release of the special edition DVD of The Visitation, on May 28, North American Blu-Ray and DVD buyers will be able to buy Series 7 Part Two; the set will include The Snowmen and the other eight episodes of Series 7B.

Edit: Extras have now been announced for this set, which include a behind-the-scenes for The Snowmen, “prequels” to The Snowmen and The Bells of St John, and a 45-minute special entitled The Companions.

Doctor Who Series 7 Part Two has an MSRP of $24.98 for the DVD release and $29.98 for the Blu-Ray release. Click on the package art for a larger version. Check TVShowsOnDVD.com for more details!

On March-17-2013 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #358 – Click here to listen!

A wide variety of news leads off the latest episode of Radio Free Skaro, as the Three Who Rule pontificate about the fate of Caroline Skinner, the discovery of early Doctor Who scripts and even a little about the upcoming Series 7B… but wait, there’s more! This week saw the release of the Special Edition of The Aztecs, which includes the recently-found third episode of Galaxy 4, and what more fitting way to celebrate its release on home video than for the RFS lads to talk all over it in the form of a commentary. Talk of Lego, the upcoming Calgary Expo, the realization we’re on the cusp of the longest unbroken streak of Doctor Who episodes since 2010 – and of course the other news of the week – round out this week’s podcast. Enjoy!
Show Notes:

Mark Sheppard…At Calgary Expo!
Calgary Expo…Preliminary Schedule!
Caro Skinner…No Longer Exec Producer!
Jenna-Louise Coleman…In Series 8!
Spearhead From Space…On BBC America!
Series 7B…Tidbits!
1960s Doctor Who Scripts…Found!
Inferno SE and Mind of Evil…DVD Details!
Robots of Death…BFI Screening Guests!
Peter Davison…BFI Screening Info!
Doctor Who…Pointless!

Commentary:

Air…Lock!

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On March-4-2013 0 Comments

SPACE today premiered a new trailer for the upcoming Series 7B. Have a look!

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