• 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 October-31-2011 0 Comments

Two videos produced exclusively for the wrap party for The End of Time (and David Tennant’s, Russell T Davies’s, and Julie Gardner’s farewell to Doctor Who) have made their way to the internet. If you haven’t seen them yet, you can now below!

The first video features the entire cast and crew miming along to The Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”:

The second is a comedy musical sketch featuring John Barrowman, David Tennant (as Russell T Davies), and Catherine Tate (as Julie Gardner), among many others:

On August-8-2010 4 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #210 – Click here to listen

Warren returns to the fold this week, having thought he had escaped the worst that Doctor Who could offer by missing the commentary for Time-Flight last week. Instead, Hartnell-phobe Warren was given both barrels of black and white mediocrity in the form of The Keys of Marinus, one of the lesser lights of the debut season of Doctor Who from 1964. Actually, the Three Who Rule managed to keep themselves reasonably entertained throughout the first three episodes of Terry Nation’s best non-Dalek script that he ever wrote for Doctor Who…until the thought of having to watch three more episodes next week brought everyone back down to Earth.

Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
- Gallifrey…Guest Update!
- 2010 Christmas Special…In The Can!
- Torchwood Series 4…Writers!
- Torchwood Series 4…Gets A Title!
- Fictitious…Portal Awards!
- Seeds of Doom…On DVD!
- Vampires of Venice…DVD In-vision Commentary!
- Cold Blood…DVD In-vision Commentary!
- The Big Bang…DVD In-vision Commentary!

Commentary:

- The Keys…Of Marinus!

On February-7-2010 15 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #180 – Click here to listen

It had to happen sooner or later, so the Three Who Rule ripped the bandage off by recording a commentary for The End of Time Part One, that neo-classic from Christmas 2009 containing such classic Who elements as magic potions, laser hands, randy senior citizens and Smell-O-Vision. Did the episode fare better this time round after the scolding it received in Radio Free Skaro 174? You decide. Also discussed was news of Gaiman, gay men, and gained men, er, companions. Onwards!
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
- Gallifrey One…Schedule!
- Series Fnarg…Three Episode Titles!
- Neil Gaiman Writes For…Doctor Who!
- Catherine Morshead directs…Doctor Who!
- Bill Nighy…Reunited With Richard Curtis!
- Matt Smith on…Jonathan Ross!
- Companion…Overload!
- Patrick Stewart…Not In Doctor Who!
- The End of Time Part Two…Wins New Year’s (Sort Of)!
- Doctor Who Stuff…For Sale!
- The Return Of…The Mara!
- The Time Monster…Commentary!
- Warren on…The Whocast!

Commentary:
- The End…Of Time!

- BBC…Shownar!

On January-10-2010 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #176 – Click here to listen

rfs176One mini-break in the wilderness is over for Doctor Who and it’s time to look at the gap year that was as we head into the next wilderness mini-break, awaiting Matt Smith’s first series. To aid in the retrospective the Three Who Rule dragged Tachyon TV’s own Neil Perryman kicking and screaming into the (virtual) recording booth, Vinvocci style. More bile was flung about than a monkey can fling poop, though kudos were given where appropriate… but do we ever want to see a gap year again?
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
- The End of Time…Part Two Ratings!
- The End of Time…Part Two Appreciated!
- BBC America…New Ratings Records!
- The End of Time…Goes To Australia!
- Series 5/1/31…Writers!
- Episode Title…Leaked!
- Murray Gold…Does More Music!
- National Television…Fictitious Awards!
- The Creature From The Pit…On DVD!
- The End of Time…Action Figures!
- SFX Weekender…Ticket Competition!
- The Writer’s Tale…Updated!
- BBC…Shownar!

On January-1-2010 10 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #175 – Click here to listen

rfs175It’s the End of Time and the end of an era, and the Three Who Rule were all over the map in their praise and derision of David Tennant and RTD’s swan song. One thing they all did agree on was their palpable excitement over Matt Smith’s new Doctor and Steven Moffat’s upcoming stewardship of Doctor Who, and that it’ll be a long few months indeed before Spring 2010. Geronimo!
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
- The End of Time…Part Two!
- Series 5/1/31…Trailer!
- The End of Time…Appreciated!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…Series 4!
- BBC…Shownar!

On December-27-2009 24 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #174 – Click here to listen

rfs174So it’s come to this. More than a year after David Tennant announced he was leaving the role of the Doctor, through endless speculation, theorizing and fanwank, we’ve finally reached the Tenth Doctor’s penultimate adventure, and….the results are not good. In fact, they’re disastrous. The Three Who Rule were moved to anger, bile, and sadness at Russell T. Davies’ constant and unnecessary need to outdo himself, at The Master’s penchant for leaping and lightning, exacerbated by the fact that all three of your august hosts were in the same room at the same time. In fact, there may have been a monkey knife fight, you’ll just have to listen to find out. Allons-sigh.
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
- The End of Time…Part One!
- Two Minute Time Lord reviews…the RTD era!
- The End of Time, Part One…viewing figures!
- The Waters of Mars on BBC America…best ratings ever!
- BBC America…Doctor Who marathon!
- BBC America…makes an oopsie!
- Doctor Who…missing episodes!
- Torchwood: Children of Earth…in Australia!
- BBFC clears DVD extras for…The Space Museum!
- BBFC clears DVD extras for…The Chase!
- Dreamland…DVD extra!
- Noel Clarke…on The Mutants DVD!
- Restoration Team wins…a fictitious award!
- BBC…Shownar!

On December-16-2009 1 Comment

Screen shot 2009-11-19 at 10.47.58 AMStraight after David Tennant’s episode of Never Mind The Buzzcocks went out tonight, the BBC aired a new trailer for The End of Time. While much of the material is recycled from other sources there is indeed new content so standard spoiler warnings apply. With only 9 days to go until The End of Time airs, excitement around the Radio Free Skaro bunker is reaching a fever pitch and tidbits like this only serve to fuel the fire…

On December-15-2009 0 Comments
As previously reported by Radio Free Skaro (smug, smug), SPACE has announced their broadcast plans for The End of Time, Parts One and Two, as well as plans for a 45-minute behind the scenes special episode of InnerSPACE. From the official SPACE press release:

Premiering January 2, Exclusively on SPACE: After five years of hair-raising adventures – eyebrow hair to be exact – one of the most popular Doctors since Tom Baker is giving up the Tardis. Premiering January 2, DOCTOR WHO: THE END OF TIME, PART ONE and DOCTOR WHO: THE END OF TIME, PART TWO delivers more explosions than New Year’s fireworks. Exclusive to SPACE, the final chapter of David Tennant’s tenure as the Tenth Doctor unfolds in a Clash-of-the-Titans-esque two-part special with PART ONE airing at 8 p.m. ET, followed immediately by PART TWO at 9:20 p.m. ET.

SPACE is turbo-charging the Tardis with the DOCTOR WHO MARATHON at 4 p.m. ET, with re-airings of THE NEXT DOCTOR, PLANET THE DEAD and THE WATERS OF MARS.

On December 18, InnerSPACE dedicates their year-end episode to DOCTOR WHO. Starting at a special time of 10:15 p.m. ET, Ajay and Teddy conduct an in-depth analysis of the final four specials including a rare interview with lead writer and executive producer, Russell T Davies.

Read the rest of the release at www.spacecast.com.

On December-11-2009 0 Comments

Another day, another clip from the upcoming The End of Time special. This one comes from BBC Breakfast News on Friday, December 11. View/ignore below at your own peril:

On December-6-2009 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #171 – Click here to listen

rfs171With the Three Who Rule reunited once more, and with the analytic powers of the Third Guy squarely aimed at schedules, Appreciation Indexes and other such numeric minutiae, a slow news week was transformed into quasi-random babble and buildup to the exciting segment you’ve all been waiting for….Douglas Camfield in the Miniscope. Praise for Camfield’s prodigious output was universal if varying in intensity, but all three hosts agreed the man was a force for good (for the show) and bad (for Dudley Simpson’s career.)
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
- WhoNews…iPhone App!
- The End of Time…on BBC One!
- The End of Time…on SPACE!
- The End of Time…on BBC America!
- Doctor Who…Christmas idents!
- More Doctor Who…Christmas idents!
- The End of Time…clips!
- The End of Time…more clips
- Doctor Who…Adventure Calendar!
- John Barrowman says…Torchwood’s back!
- Doctor Who on…See Saw!
- Peladon box set…delayed?
- BBC…Shownar!

Miniscope Links (Douglas Camfield):
- Planet…of Giants!
- The…Crusade!
- The Time…Meddler!
- The Daleks’…Master Plan!
- The Web…of Fear!
- The…Invasion!
- Inferno…I
- Terror…of the Zygons!
- The Seeds…of Doom!

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