• Radio Free Skaro #504 – A Bird In The Hand

    The penultimate episode of Series 9, "Heaven Sent" has arrived, and it’s a surreal, cerebral acting triumph for one Peter Capaldi, an expertly crafted bit of storytelling from showrunner Steven Moffat and director Rachel Talalay, and a dazzling artistic achievement from editor Will Oswald and musician Murray Gold. It’s also ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #503 – Let Me Be Brave

    And so we come to the end of Clara Oswald, one of the most consequential companions in the history of Doctor Who and the focus of “Face The Raven,” the third to last story in Series 9. What did the Three Who Rule think of Clara’s departure, writer Sarah Dollard’s ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #502 – Live From New York

    Goodbye England, and hello New York! Long Island, to be precise, the home of Long Island Who and the setting of this episode of Radio Free Skaro. Steven, Warren, and Chris took in "Sleep No More," Mark Gattis's found footage exploration of sleep deprivation and eye gunk, and then leapt ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #501 – Osgood As It Gets

    Warren, Steven and Erika are winding down their UK journey, but they’re still wandering around London, Derby, Cardiff and elsewhere with stunned looks in their eyes and swelling love for Albion in their hearts. Meanwhile, "The Zygon Inversion" has graced our screens, and the Three Who Rule have some things ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #500 – Hither and Thither

    THIS…IS…ENGLAND! At least it is for Steven, Warren, and Erika, who with the help of the lovely Simon Harries are currently wandering around Albion, fighting dinosaurs, ATMOS, Autons and jet lag as they drool like wide-eyed schoolchildren at famous sights and the drearily commonplace. But first, Chris joins Warren and ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #499 – Knightmare On Elm Street

    The Doctor reunites with Ashildr/Me…but is she a friend of an enemy? More to the point, was "The Woman Who Lived" better or worse than the episode that preceded it, “The Girl Who Died?” Also, is it possible to contain the sheer amount of squee generated when Sir John Hurt ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #498 – Suddenly Susan

    Fandom held its collective breath to witness the return of The Doctor's granddaughter Susan, in the form of Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, and instead of that half-baked and silly theory they got a cracking good story about Vikings, immortality and clarity regarding the thorny Visage De Capaldi issue ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #497 – A Fifth Of Beethoven

    "Before the Flood" left Warren baffled and Steven and Chris intrigued, but what else did your three hosts think of the second episode of Toby Whitehouse’s brain-twisting two-parter? Did the paradoxes and guitar solos excite or infuriate them? More to the point, what developments in both LEGO, Big Finish audios ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #496 – The Underwater Menace

    Doctor Who dives beneath the waves for “Under the Lake,” a base under siege story with ghosts, flash cards and British Sign Language….but what did Steven, Warren and Chris think of the first part of this soggy saga? More to the point, what is their hot take on “Class,” the ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #495 – A Frown Called Mercy

    We’re headed back to Skaro for "The Witch’s Familiar", the second part of the opening story of Series 9, and the Three Who Rule have thoughts, opinions, and perspectives to share on the latest thread in the grand tapestry that is the life of Ernest Q. Davros. (Yes, that’s his ...

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!


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!
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!

The End…Of Time!


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!

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!

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!

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?

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