• Radio Free Skaro #417 – Arcturan Mega-Donkey

    Pertwee! Jo! Troughton the younger! An incontinent skull! With a cast like that it can only be the Three Who Rule's commentary on "The Curse of Peladon"! Watch a prince in short pants fight a revolution, superstition and a questionable monster suit in this Third Doctor...classic? Also, news and discussion, ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #416 – Random Access Memories

    Sadly, a trio of recent deaths in the Doctor Who world lead off this week's episode, as we remember the contributions of writer/actor Glyn Jones, director Derek Martinus, and the Rani herself, Kate O'Mara. But with new Doctor Who still months away, trickles of information are beginning to emerge as ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #415 – More Of A Table Wine

    It’s the return of the Miniscope! The focus this time is on Michael Hayes, the accomplished director who at first blush wanted nothing to do with Doctor Who but learned to love the show after directing "The Androids of Tara", "The Armageddon Factor" and the rightly beloved "City of Death". ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #414 – Caesar Salad

    Only a mere month after the celebrations of Gallifrey One 2014, the 26th iteration of the best convention in the world…sold out in 75 minutes this Friday. The Three Who Rule, poised over their keyboards intently, managed to secure their registration and will be in Los Angles in February 2015, ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #413 – Block Transfer Computation

    It’s the return of Fluid Links! Yes, everyone’s favourite mercury-based connection thingy is back, and we’ve got (some) of your questions to hash over, cogitate upon, and generally discuss. Good thing too, because the news is pretty thin on the ground this week. But there is talk of intriguing Season ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #412 – Ahearne It Through The Grapevine

    The Three Who Rule are travelling back in time this week to the wild, wooly days of 2005, when a certain program about a madman in a box first re-graced our screens after a long, long hiatus. Though we take the success of Doctor Who as a matter of course ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #411 – Kicking the Styres

    The classic commentary returns to Radio Free Skaro, in the form of a brief but enticing little number known as "The Sontaran Experiment"! Despite its quick running time, the adventures of Styre and Friends packs in adventure, spills, stunts, Terry Walsh in an unconvincing wig, and a pint-sized pugilist from ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #410 – Love From Gallifrey, Boys

    With Gallifrey One 2014 behind them, the Three Who Rule rallied their weakened, battle-scarred livers and turned their attention to Matt Smith’s last hurrah, "The Time of the Doctor". Much appreciation! Such regeneration! But first, news, updates and other matters of import! And next week, the classic series commentaries return ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #409 – Gallifrey Falls No More

    The year's most anticipated event on the calendar of the Three Who Rule and many thousands other Doctor Who fans has come and gone as Gallifrey One: 25 Glorious years has now concluded! Over 3700 attendees, guests, and volunteers enjoyed the event, and Radio Free Skaro was proud to be ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #408 – The Case of the Missing Episodes

    Day two of Gallifrey One 2014, and the bright eye of the Three Who Rule cast its fiery, lidless wrath upon the missing episodes. Steven and Chris interview Restoration Team head and video genius Steve Roberts on his own, and missing episode experts Damian Shanahan and Jon Preddle together. But ...

On September-2-2012 17 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #326 – Click here to listen!

New Doctor Who! Yes, Asylum of the Daleks marked the return of the good Doctor and his erstwhile companions for the first time since last Christmas, and in high style with quite literally EVERY DALEK EVER making an appearance. What did the Three Who Rule think of Asylum? You’ll just have to tune in and find out, but suffice it to say their opinions were less than uniform. All this and Pond Life, an entirely too long rant about the BBC America specials, the universally beloved viewing figure recitation, and much more on this episode of RADIO! FREE! SKARO!
Show Notes:

- Asylum of the…Daleks!
- Asylum of the Daleks…overnight viewing figures!
- Doctor Who…Pond Life!
- Next Week…Dinosaurs on a Spaceship!
- Mitchell and Webb…in Doctor Who!
- Doctor Who comes early…to ABC iView!
- Doctor Who comes to New Zealand…September 13!
- Doctor Who Series 7a…movie poster artwork!
- Doctor Who Series 7a…coming to DVD/Blu-Ray!

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On December-4-2011 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #283 – Click here to listen!

A bumper crop of fantastic interviews highlights this week’s episode of Radio Free Skaro! Steven, our man in…er…Chicago managed to talk to Mark Sheppard about his lifelong passion for Doctor Who and his desire to return to the show, Benjamin Cook talks about his experiences writing The Writer’s Tale with Russell T Davies, Nick Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery discuss Tom Baker’s long awaited return to the role of The Doctor (in audio form), as well as say all that they can about the upcoming project to animate the missing episodes of The Reign of Terror, and Robert Shearman mentions Volume 2 of Running Through Corridors in between mouthfuls of pizza and beer. We hope you enjoy these interviews as much as we enjoy bringing them to you!
Show Notes:

- Radio Free Skaro…On Google+!
- Chicago…TARDIS!
- The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe…UK Transmission Time!
- The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe…Canada Transmission Time!
- The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe…US Transmission Time!
- The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe…UK DVD Release!
- Christmas Confidential…Cancelled?
- Confidential…On Points Of View!
- David Yates…Movie Rumour Follow-up!
- Steven Moffat…Movie Rumour Follow-up!
- Global iPlayer…Hits Canada!
- Shada Novelization…Cover Art!
- Tomb Of The Cybermen…Special Edition DVD Extras!
- March 2012…Region 1 DVD Releases!
- David Tennant…On The Nerdist!

Interview:

- Mark…Sheppard!
- Benjamin…Cook!
- Nick Briggs and…Jason Haigh-Ellery!
- Rob…Shearman!

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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 September-4-2011 11 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #270 – Click here to listen!

Fear Her, one of the less appreciated stories in the Doctor Who oeuvre, isn’t a story that the Three Who Rule reasoned (or hoped) would ever be brought up again in Doctor Who, but all three of your intrepid hosts got a distinct Chloe Webber/scribble monster/suburban England vibe from Mark Gatiss’s Night Terrors. That isn’t to say that they didn’t enjoy it, though. Also up for discussion was Episode 9 of Torchwood: Miracle Day, The Gathering, as that series hurdles, or stumbles, to its conclusion next week. All this and the usual dash and sprinkle of news, including the talk of the upcoming UNIT Box Set and some bona fide monumental viewing figures for SPACE in Canada.
Show Notes:

- Night…Terrors!
- The…Gathering!
- Let’s Kill Hitler…Wins Canada!
- Let’s Kill Hitler…iPlayer Success!
- Series 6.2…Casting News!
- The Girl Who Waited…At 7:15!
- The God Complex…Synopsis!
- Night Terrors…BBC Overnights!
- Let’s Kill Hitler…Final BBC Ratings!
- Let’s Kill Hitler…Appreciated!
- End of the Road…BBC Overnights!
- Immortal Sins…Appreciated!
- The Middle Men…Final BBC Ratings!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…Series 5 BFI Screening!
- CBBC…Trailer!
- UNIT…Box Set!
- Invasion of the Dinosaurs & Android Invasion…On North American DVD!
- Invasion of the Dinosaurs…Episode 1 Colour Status!
- Target Reprints…Coming To North America!
- Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

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On June-19-2011 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #259 – Click here to listen


So fill up your glasses with the Three Who Rule as they try to convince you that The Gunfighters is cool! With their friends Ed and Toby, good times will be soon when there’s blood upon the sawdust at “The Last Chance” Saloon!

Along with news and discussion (Is Doctor Who doomed?), when there’s blood on the sawdust at “The Last Chance” Saloon!

Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…North America!
- Skaro Shop…UK!
- Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
- Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
- Doctor Who…In 2012!
- Episode 9…Titled!
- A Good Man Goes To War…SPACE Ratings!
- Torchwood: Miracle Day…On SPACE!
- Torchwood: Miracle Day…Not Day & Date In The UK?
- Torchwood…At San Diego Comic-Con!
- The Doctor’s Wife…Novelisation?
- Sonic Screwdriver…Building Set!
- Revisitations 3…In 2012!
- International iPlayer…In Europe First!
- Big Finish…At Chicago TARDIS 2011!

Guests:

- Toby…Hadoke!
- Ed…Stradling!

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On June-17-2011 0 Comments
SPACE Podcast – June 17, 2011. Click here to listen!
The end of the first half of Series 6 of Doctor Who means a temporary end to Radio Free Skaro’s contribution to the SPACE Podcast, and the Three Who Rule go out in style with their review of A Good Man Goes To War. Also featured is Mark Askwith’s interview with Graeme Burk, co-editor of Time Unincorporated 3. You can hear RFS’s own discussion with Graeme about his works on an upcoming episode of Radio Free Skaro!

For the uninitiated, the SPACE Podcast is the official podcast from SPACE Channel, the Canadian home of Doctor Who. Hosted by Mark Askwith, this weekly podcast features chatter about various news and events in the sci-fi world, as well as banter about the various shows that air on SPACE including Doctor Who.

Listen to the episode in the media player above, or check out the podcast on the official SPACE website here.

On May-29-2011 9 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #256 – Click here to listen

The Almost People, part 2 of Doctor Who’s sentient play-doh saga initiated last week with The Rebel Flesh, proved to be only quasi-compelling to the RFS lads. Indifference shifted to both gasps of astonishment and grumblings of unhappiness at the “game-changing” cliffhanger to this week’s festivities…and we still have A Good Man Goes to War to look forward to next week (or the week after that, SPACE and BBC America viewers.) In the meantime, stats were examined, asteroid-eating goats invented, and Journey’s End was maligned with a naughty word. Just another normal day here at Radio Free Skaro.
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…North America!
- Skaro Shop…UK!
- Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
- Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
- The Almost…People!
- A Good Man Goes To War…Prequel!
- A Good Man Goes To War…Coming Soon Trailer!
- A Good Man Goes To War…Time Slot!
- The Almost People…Overnights!
- The Rebel Flesh…Appreciated!
- Doctor Who…Loses At The TV BAFTAs!
- Fictitious…Constellation Awards!
- Piers Wenger…Leaves The BBC!
- Third Doctor Costume…T-shirt!
- Tenth Doctor Costume…T-shirt!
- Miracle Day…New Trailer!
- The Nerdist…BBC America Pilot!

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On May-22-2011 4 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #255 – Click here to listen

Fear Her is a story not well beloved by most Who fans (one RFS host being the notable exception), but Life on Mars is near universally praised. Since both were written by Matthew Graham, the writer of this week’s “The Rebel Flesh,” the Three Who Rule didn’t know what to expect as they sat down to view this latest adventure of the Doctor and his companions. What did the Three Who Rule think of Graham’s apology for Fear Her? You’ll just have to listen to find out!
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…North America!
- Skaro Shop…UK!
- Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
- Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
- The Rebel…Flesh!
- The Rebel Flesh…Ratings!
- The Doctor’s Wife…Appreciated!
- The Doctor’s Wife…Final Ratings!
- Gallifrey…One!
- North America…Doctor Who Delays!
- A Good Man Goes To War…Synopsis!
- The Impossible Astronaut…Recorded!
- Doctor Who…On Twitter!
- Confidential Cutdowns…On BBC America!
- Torchwood…BFI Screening!
- Miracle Day…Trailer!
- Miracle Day…Cast Announcements!
- Torchwood…Web Of Lies!
- Day of the Daleks…On North American DVD!
- 2011 Doctor Who Action Figures…Wave 1!
- Time Warrior…Action Figure Set!
- Time Monster…Action Figure Set!
- Fictitious…TV Choice Awards!
- Fictitious…BAFTA TV Awards!

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On May-15-2011 9 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #254 – Click here to listen

In one of most keenly anticipated Doctor Who episodes in some time, legendary fantasy writer Neil Gaiman finally got the keys to the TARDIS and presented us with a gloriously affectionate love letter to Doctor Who, the series that he has adored since before time itself. The Doctor’s Wife was one of the more unique stories ever presented, yet its heart (or hearts) was in the right place. What did The Three Who Rule think, you may well ask? Listen in to find out…
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…North America!
- Skaro Shop…UK!
- Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
- Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
- The Doctor’s…Wife!
- The Doctor’s Wife…overnight ratings!
- The Curse of the Black Spot…Appreciation Index!
- The Curse of the Black Spot…final ratings!
- Day of the Moon…final ratings!
- The Impossible Astronaut…final ratings on BBC America!
- The Rebel Flesh…6:45pm on May 21!
- The Almost People…synopsis!
- The Hand of Fear…May 9 ratings!
- The Hand of Fear…May 10 ratings!
- Donations in memory of…Elisabeth Sladen!
- Steven Moffat…lashes out!
- Character Options to release…Junk TARDIS Playset!
- Torchwood: Miracle Day…episode titles!
- New Torchwood audio drama…coming this summer!
- Big Finish Doctor Who…on BBC Radio 4 Extra!

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On May-6-2011 0 Comments
SPACE Podcast – May 6, 2011. Click here to listen!
A new SPACE Podcast is out in the wild, and Radio Free Skaro is here to give a review of Day of the Moon, the concluding half of the Series 6 two-part opener. Such was the intrigue that the episode created that most of the review was spent speculating on what might happen as a result of the event seen in Day of the Moon! The episode was just that good!

For the uninitiated, the SPACE Podcast is the official podcast from SPACE Channel, the Canadian home of Doctor Who. Hosted by Mark Askwith, this weekly podcast features chatter about various news and events in the sci-fi world, as well as banter about the various shows that air on SPACE.

Listen to the episode in the media player above, or check out the podcast on the official SPACE website here.

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