• 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #439 – For What It’s Worth

    As showrunner for Doctor Who, Steven Moffat is mostly known for beginnings and endings of series, but this week the Moff brought us “Listen,” a standalone story that delves into beginnings, endings and fear itself. So, did Moffat overload the story with his personal tropes, take the show in an ...

On September-4-2013 3 Comments
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The Doctors Revisited series on BBC America has been a great way to introduce NuWho viewers to the different characterizations of The Doctor as well as giving them a glimpse into the Classic Series; the DVD releases of these episodes conclude on December 3 when the third volume hits store shelves.

Along with the documentaries highlighting each of the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, the set will include the new series episodes Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways for Eccleston’s Doctor, The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End for Tennant’s Doctor and lastly The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon for soon-to-be-departed Matt Smith’s Doctor.

A week later, on December 10, folks on this side of the Atlantic can also lay their hands on the upcoming 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor. The Blu-Ray version will be an all-encompassing Blu-Ray/DVD/3D Blu-Ray release, making it a pretty cool value if you can actually view it in 3D. Doctor Who Explained, previously referenced on Radio Free Skaro, will be included as a bonus; other extras have yet to be announced, though scuttlebutt says An Adventure in Time and Space may be amongst those final extras.

MSRP for the 3-disc The Doctors Revisited: 9-11 will be $39.98; The Day of the Doctor will have an MSRP of $24.98 for the DVD release and $29.98 for the Blu-Ray release. Check TVShowsOnDVD.com for more details (use this link for The Day of the Doctor details) and click on the artwork for a larger version!

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 October-23-2011 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #277 – Click here to listen!

The time has finally arrived for The Three Who Rule to cast their eyes back on Series 6 of Doctor Who via their annual commentary series. Things kick off with, of course, The Impossible Astronaut, as the lads talk over what they felt to be one of the best opening episodes for any series of NuWho… and as ever, rarely staying on topic. But for every beginning there’s an ending as the last ever episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures graced the small screen this past week, and things just won’t be the same without Lis Sladen. The news of the week rounds out the show with a look at DVDs, books, and the latest from the rumour mill.
Show Notes:

The Man…Who Never Was!
Matt Smith…One More Year?
The Brilliant Book…Teases Series 7!
Sky…Final Viewing Figures!
The Wonderful Book…1965?
Series 6 DVD Box Set…Full Details!
Night…And The Doctor!
February 2012…North American DVD Releases!
Caves of Androzani…Action Figure Set!
The Ood Cast…Live!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

Commentary:

The Impossible…Astronaut!

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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-1-2011 12 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #252 – Click here to listen


The opening two-parter of Series 6 has now concluded, but what did The Three Who Rule think of Day of the Moon? Did it hold up after the corker we had in the shape of episode 1? Did it answer the questions we had? Did it ask more questions? Most importantly, what were the viewing figures like, and at what point would they drive Warren to commit unspeakable acts? One thing is for sure – this series of Doctor Who is shaping up to be like no other that came before it.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
Day of the…Moon!
Day of the Moon…overnight viewing figures!
The Impossible Astronaut…final viewing figures!
The Impossible Astronaut…Appreciation Index!
Record Doctor Who ratings for…BBC America!
Record Doctor Who ratings for..SPACE!
The Impossible Astronaut…Australian viewing figures!
The Curse of the Black Spot…at 6:15pm on May 7!
The Curse of the Black Spot…prequel!
The Doctor’s Wife…synopsis!
Matt Smith nominated for a…BAFTA!
Doctor Who Hugo Award…nominations!
BBC4 to broadcast The Hand of Fear…For Lis Sladen!
Another BBC America and BBC…co-production!
BBC One Controller looking for more…co-productions!
Christopher Eccleston…never coming back!

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On April-29-2011 0 Comments
SPACE Podcast – April 29, 2011. Click here to listen!
Radio Free Skaro returns to the SPACE Podcast! For the uninitiated, the SPACE Podcast is the official podcast of SPACE Channel, the Canadian home for 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. The Three Who Rule will provide their own capsule reviews of each new Doctor Who episode, and begin this week with their take on The Impossible Astronaut.

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

On April-24-2011 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #251 – Click here to listen

It was a week of wildly mixed emotions in the world of Doctor Who. Anticipation for the (staggeringly good) Series 6 premiere, The Impossible Astronaut, was stopped dead in its tracks by the tragic passing of Elisabeth Sladen – Sarah Jane Smith herself and companion extraordinaire to us all. The Three Who Rule heap praise on both The Impossible Astronaut and Sladen during this episode; hopefully we do justice in celebrating their many respective merits.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
The Impossible…Astronaut!
The Impossible Astronaut…Overnight Viewing Figures!
Day Of The Moon…April 30!
Day Of The Moon…BBC trailer!
The Curse Of The Black Spot…May 7!
BBC America Co-producing…Being Human!
Meredith Vieria appearing on…Doctor Who!
The Sun Makers Coming To North American DVD…August 9!
2 Entertain Doctor Who commentary contest…extended!
Tom Baker Big Finished recording…begins!

Elisabeth Sladen (1948-2011):

BBC Doctor Who Report
My Sarah Jane: A Tribute To Elisabeth Sladen
Tributes From David Tennant, Matt Smith, Russell T Davies And Others
Tom Baker’s Tribute
Tributes From Kids And Fans Of The Sarah Jane Adventures
Elisabeth Sladen – In Pictures
Just Giving Donation Page

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On April-17-2011 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #250 – Click here to listen


With less than a week to go until New! Doctor! Who! The Three Who Rule delved into the distant past via the works of Brian Hayles, creator of the Ice Warriors, Luddite, and gentleman scholar, in what will likely be the last Miniscope for quite some time. Of course it wouldn’t be RFS without the latest news, analysis, and off-color banter about Rory in a Roman outfit, all of which were copiously present.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
The Impossible Astronaut…April 23, 6pm on BBC One!
Doctor Who Confidential…April 23, 7pm on BBC Three!
Day of the Moon…April 30, 6-7pm on BBC One!
The Impossible Astronaut…Preview Clips!
The Impossible Astronaut…New Trailer!
Series 6…BBC America Comcast Trailer!
Steven Moffat on…The Graham Norton Show!
Matthew Graham talks about…The Rebel Flesh!
The BBC releases…spoilers!
Torchwood: Miracle Day coming to…SPACE!
The Krotons coming to…DVD!
Planet of Giants coming to…DVD!
Terror of the Zygons coming to…DVD!
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy coming to DVD…in 2012!
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy…to be released alone!
You could be part of a…Doctor Who DVD commentary!
Planet of the Spiders – The Final Cut…third preview clip!
Doctor Who Character Building…Weeping Angels mini-set!
Doctor Who talk on the…SPACE Podcast!
Who Party 15 Fundraiser…in Toronto on April 19!

Miniscope – Brian Hayles:

The…Celestial Toymaker!
The…Smugglers!
The…Ice Warriors!
The Seeds…of Death!
The Curse…of Peladon!
The Monster…of Peladon!

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On April-13-2011 1 Comment
The BBC have released two clips from The Impossible Astronaut, premiering on BBC, BBC America, and SPACE on April 23! See both clips below:

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