• Radio Free Skaro #458 – Raspberries and Fire

    Gallifrey One! Mere weeks from now the noble RFS crew will take the stage in Los Angeles to deliver Radio Free Skaro: Behind the Magic, and here in this very podcast we announce our lineup! Who are they? Listen and find out! You’ll also hear a drabble of news, but ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #457 – I Heard It Through The Irvine

    As the countdown to Gallifrey One ramps up, so too do new guest announcements, including Torchwood alumni Naoko Mori (Tosh) and McCoy era script editor Andrew Cartmel! In other news, riots and other carnage were avoided after Netflix renewed their rights to Doctor Who and a host of other BBC ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #456 – Love And Monsters

    To the excitement of all and sundry, or at least the 3,500 people attending Gallifrey One in under a month’s time, it was recently announced that John Barrowman, Captain Jack Harkness himself, will be gracing the LAX Marriott for his first ever appearance at North America’s leading Doctor Who convention. ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #455 – Andrew Smith, When The Mists Fell

    Fancy a return to Alzarius? We did, so we contacted classic Doctor Who and Big Finish writer Andrew Smith about “Mistfall,” his upcoming Big Finish audio play which sends the Fifth Doctor, Turlough, Nyssa and Tegan back to E-Space. Andrew also joins us to look at the news of the ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #454 – Tangerine Dream

    Mind games, face huggers and tangerines...that's what passes for Christmastime when the Doctor gets involved. Sarcastic elves, a sassy Santa, and questionably CG reindeer round out Doctor Who's dip into surreality on this latest Xmas special, "Last Christmas", from the pen of Steven Moffat and directed by Paul Wilmshurst. So ...

  • Radio Free Skaro Patreon Special #1: Dimensions in Time Commentary

    Happy Holidays to our beloved listeners across the world! And thank you to our supporters on Patreon who have pushed us over the $80/episode mark in our ongoing Patreon fundraising campaign. To celebrate both of these wonderful occasions, we look back in time to provide a commentary on another blessed ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #453 – Eight Is Enough

    With mere days to not only "Doctor Who: Last Christmas” but also our review of said Xmas special and even more thrillingly, our Patreon-inspired (and cringe-inducing) commentary for the infamous 1993 Children in Need special “Dimensions in Time,” the Three Who Rule ably tackled the last Fluid Links segment of ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #452 – In the Nick of Time

    It’s beginning to feel a lot like Last Christmas, which is dominating both our thoughts and the promotional efforts of the BBC Publicity department. Maybe that’s why most of our news is focused on that upcoming holiday where they show a new Doctor Who story and some other, largely irrelevant ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #451 – Celsius 451

    With the Three Who Rule firmly back in place and order restored to the galaxy, there was great rejoicing and much waffling about next to nothing, not to mention the controversial and wrong headed use of the terms “P-Cap”, “J-Co,” and “S-Claw.” in reference to the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #450 – Billie Piper at the Gates of Dawn

    The annual tradition of US Thanksgiving (as we Canadians call it) brings about another yearly custom - Chicago TARDIS! This year's edition has been quite wonderful, bringing together most of the main cast of Series 1 of the new series to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Doctor Who returning to ...

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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