• Radio Free Skaro #436 – Planet of the Pudding Brains

    After months of waiting, feverish panic, speculation, madness, leaked scripts, world tours and other such lunacy, the first episode of Doctor Who, Series 8, titled “Deep Breath”, is upon us. You know what that means? Stats! So, so many stats. And, to a lesser extent, the opinions of Steven, Warren ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #435 – Into The Darkness

    Only one week to go until the premiere of Series 8, or as Warren (and no-one else) terms it, 8mageddon, and there’s news of trailers, radio trailers, misguided Tom Baker biopics, Doctor Who world tours and more. But more importantly, Friend of the Show, all around fine gent and writer ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #434 – We Sing In Praise of Total War

    Newsmageddon continues! With only two weeks to go before the premiere of Deep Breath across the planet, the Doctor Who hype machine is in full swing, from the world tour making it’s way through the UK before heading overseas to early reviews of the premiere episode (all spoiler-free, of course.) ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #433 – I Eat The Celery

    "Morgus! You stinking offal! Look at me!" Yes, a day long anticipated by the Three Who Rule Has finally arrived as they were privileged to tackle the all-time classic The Caves of Androzani as a commentary. While they had long feared such a task would devolve into silent slack jawed amazement, ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #432 – Down and Out in San Diego

    With San Diego Comic Con’s annual media megashow winding down, Radio Free Skaro brought in a Special Report from Nerdist editor and all around fine fellow Kyle Anderson as our man on the scene to let us know about the Big! Who! News! almost live from the source. Well, it ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #431 – Birth of the Titans

    With San Diego Comic Con looming, roving Radio Free Skaro reporter Warren Frey took it upon himself to interview Andrew James, the editor of the new Doctor Who range at Titan Comics. James spilled the beans on SDCC plans, a Doctor Who Day promotion across the U.S. and the U.K. ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #430 – Limb’s Whims

    It was a week of great tumult in the world of Doctor Who, with the leaking of the first five scripts for Series 8 taking the internet by storm and sending Whovians into spasms of joy, guilt, fear and loathing. Though the scripts have presumably spread far and wide, Who-dom ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #429 – Busy Nothing Hyperspace

    It was an exciting week in the world of Doctor Who, with a new teaser, with news of the return of the Cybermen, the addition of the esteemed Frank Cottrell Boyce to the writers team (plus another female director, Sheree Folkson, joining the production team), and a premiere screening taking ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #428 – Believe It Or Not

    The Series 8 news is slowly building as we hurtle towards August 23rd, the just-announced debut date for Peter Capaldi (aka P-Cap), the 12th (13th?) Doctor in a feature-length adventure called "Deep Breath". But mixed with excitement is disappointment for some fans, as there will be no San Diego Comic ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #427 – The Perils of Tharils

    With no Chris this week, Steven and Warren enlisted the help of erstwhile scribe, podcaster and gentleman japesman Kyle Anderson of the Nerdist, Doctor Who: The Writer's Room, WTF Are You Watching, and Awesomely Bad Movies fame. Much fun was had as news of comics, schedules, and action dollies (oh ...

On March-14-2012 0 Comments
For the first time in a long time, we’ve got some upcoming North American Doctor Who DVD releases not featuring a title that’s been recently released in the UK.

June 12 will see the release of the special editions (née Revisitations) of the Patrick Troughton/Ice Warriors story The Seeds of Death along with Peter Davison’s lone battle against the Daleks, Resurrection of the Daleks.

Full special features have yet to be announced by Warner, though it’s safe to assume the North American releases will offer the same bonuses as folks got in the UK. With these releases, North America is finally caught up to the UK as far as Revisitations titles are concerned, with one exception – there’s still neither hide nor hair of the special edition of Spearhead From Space on this side of the Atlantic. Is it an issue with the Fleetwood Mac song? Who knows…

Also, as previously announced on Radio Free Skaro, June 12 will see the North American release of Series Five of The Sarah Jane Adventures, an offering which will indeed include the lone bonus item Goodbye Bannerman Road, Chris Chapman’s wonderful look at the series and the passing of its lead actress and star, Lis Sladen.

The Doctor Who releases will each be 2-disc sets and carry an MSRP of $34.98. Series Five of The Sarah Jane Adventures is a single disc release with an MSRP of $19.98. More details about these Doctor Who and Sarah Jane Adventures releases can be found at TVShowsOnDVD.com.

Update: Full cover art for Seeds of Death and Resurrection of the Daleks is now available. Click on the artwork for any of these titles for a larger version.

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Radio Free Skaro #300 – Click here to listen!

After five and a half years of middling Doctor Who talk and wildly inaccurate discussion about the programme and those who create it, The Three Who Rule reach the amazing milestone of their 300th episode of Radio Free Skaro. It’s been an epic ride from virtual obscurity for our first two years of existence to where we are today, and what better way to celebrate this event than the return of the Miniscope! In this instalment, we discuss the work of minor director Nicholas Mallett, whose Doctor Who output ranged from the very worst (“Paradise Towers”) to the very best (“The Curse of Fenric”), and everything in between (“The Mysterious Planet”). Given Warren’s rampant distaste for the Sylvester McCoy era, surely this will be a painful experience for him…or will it? This is the type of intrigue that has kept this show going for 300 episodes, and will push it into the future for at least a couple more.
Show Notes:

- Fictitious…Saturn Award Nominations!
- Fictitious…Nebula Award Nomination!
- Fictitious…Royal Television Society Award Nominations!
- Sarah Jane Adventures Series 5…On Region 1 DVD!
- Amy Pond…Maxi-Bust!
- Julian Simpson…At The Official Doctor Who Convention?
- Behind The Sofa…Charity Book!
- Dennis Chinnery…Died.
- A Mad Man With A Box…Podcast!
- The Memory Cheats…Podcast!
- ICON…31!
- The Hugo…Awards!

Miniscope:

- Nicholas…Mallett!

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Radio Free Skaro #287 – Click here to listen!

As 2011 draws to a close and the Three Who Rule look forward to 2012 and the next series of Doctor Who – whenever the heck it ends up being transmitted – and also deliver their commentary for the Series 6.2 opener, Let’s Kill Hitler. We’ll see if it stands the test of time or not, mad ride that it is. And in real-life news, hearty congratulations go out to former Doctor David Tennant and former Doctor’s “daughter” Georgia Moffett on their nuptials! Now calm down, fangirls. Just. Calm. Down.
Show Notes:

- Radio Free Skaro…On Google+!
- Gallifrey…One!
- The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe…Appreciated!
- Goodbye…Bannerman Road!
- David…Tennant!
- Georgia…Moffett!

Commentary:

- Let’s Kill…Hitler!

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On December-18-2011 2 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #285 – Click here to listen!

With just a week to go until the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas Special, the Three Who Rule cast their eyes back to a simpler time, before River Song was related to the Ponds and when a baby could turn into a puddle of goo and still be broadcast pre-watershed. Yes, “A Good Man Goes to War” was our commentary this week, with all the usual off-topic and off-color discussion you’ve come to know and somewhat tolerate. Add chatter of our live show at Gallifrey 2012 (two months from now!), news of departing companions, Season 7′s structure, and Fendahl action figures, and you’ve got yourself a podcast!
Show Notes:

- Radio Free Skaro…On Google+!
- Gallifrey…One!
- The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe…New Trailer!
- The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe…Preview Clips!
- The Moff…Hints At Series 7!
- New Companion…For Series 7!
- Aliens vs…Wizards!
- Tom Baker…Reunited With Jago & Litefoot!
- Big Finish…Brings Back The Kraals!
- Revisitations 3…UK DVD Release Date!
- Face Of Evil…UK DVD Release Date!
- The Daemons…UK DVD Release Date!
- Sarah Jane Adventures Series 5…UK Release Date!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…Box Set!
- Image of the Fendahl…Action Figure Set!
- Doctor Who…Chess Set!
- Steven On…The Pharos Project!
- Steven On…Alpha Waves Radio!
- Steven and Chris On…The Goodies Podcast!
- Warren and Chris On…Prognosis Negative!

Commentary:

- A Good Man…Goes To War!

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On December-1-2011 0 Comments
The lead time for the announcement of the Sarah Jane Adventures Series 4 release in North America is short, but Warner has finally let it be known that December 6 will see the series come out on DVD.

Blu-Ray release news hasn’t yet been announced, so as far as we know it’s up in the air if we’ll get a high definition release of the series, which includes the return of Jo Jones (née Grant) and the appearance of Matt Smith, but hope springs eternal of course.

No extras were announced in the press release, but you can take a look at the press release at TV Shows On DVD. MSRP for the release is $29.98 in the US and, oddly, $37.48 in Canada.

Click on the artwork for a larger version.

On November-6-2011 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #279 – Click here to listen!

Well, it had to come to this eventually – a slow news week and a duff episode of Doctor Who to be commented on both occurring on the same episode of Radio Free Skaro. With little in the way of actual news to discuss, the Three Who Rule instead bandied about their mostly positive experiences while playing the new Doctor Who Adventure game, The Gunpowder Plot. And with equally little in the way of actual good Doctor Who, the Three meandered into discussions about Justin Bieber and the films of director Peter Weir. You have been warned.
Show Notes:

- The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 5…On BBC One!
- The Man Who Never Was…Final Ratings!
- Unmade Story…Scriptbooks!
- Doctor Who Encyclopedia…On The iPad!
- The Gunpowder…Plot!
- Eleventh Doctor Costume…T-Shirt!
- Patrick Troughton…Biography!
- The Ood Cast…Live!
- Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

Commentary:

- The Curse…Of The Black Spot!

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Radio Free Skaro #278 – Click here to listen!

Doctor Who commentaries continue here on Radio Free Skaro, with The Three Who Rule taking a look at the conclusion to the Series 6 opener, Day of the Moon. What glorious insights are offered into this spooky episode? (Answer: probably none.) What heinous tangential ramblings occur during this episode? (Answer: probably many.) The news of the week has bits on Children in Need, DVDs, fictitious awards, games, books and more! Halloween or not, join us in your favourite fairy princess outfit and have a listen!
Show Notes:

- Children In Need…Christmas Episode Preview!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…BAFTA Nominations!
- The Curse of Clyde Langer…Viewing Figures!
- Justyce…Served!
- Series 6…Soundtrack!
- Shada…DVD Plans!
- Time…5!
- Chicks…Unravel Time!
- Eleventh Doctor…Bow Tie!
- Fifth Doctor…Bust!
- Save Doctor Who Confidential…Campaign Update!
- The Gunpowder…Plot!
- Gallifrey One…Call For Panelists!
- The Ood Cast…Live!
- Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

Commentary:

- Day…Of The Moon!

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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 October-9-2011 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #275 – Click here to listen!

The world of Doctor Who has entered the dark times. With no new episodes of our beloved show until Christmas, The Three Who Rule are forced to delve into their bag of tricks this week. And what do they find in the bag? Why, it’s a new interview with The Sarah Jane Adventures head writer, Phil Ford! Join us as we talk with Phil about the new series of The Sarah Jane Adventures along with the next Doctor Who Adventure Game, The Gunfighter… er, Gunpowder Plot, and of course talk about some memories of Sarah Jane herself, Lis Sladen.
Show Notes:

- Sky!
- Closing Time…Final BBC Ratings!
- Early 2012…Region 1 DVD Releases!
- The Chase…Action Figure Set!
- Gallifrey One…Preliminary Schedule!
- The Ood Cast…Live!
- Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

Interview:

- Phil…Ford!

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On September-25-2011 10 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #273 – Click here to listen!

The penultimate episode of Series 6 featured the return of one of the great Doctor-companion teams that never happened. Matt Smith and James Corden, so perfectly matched in 2010′s “The Lodger”, reunited to amuse and delight in Gareth Roberts’s wonderful follow-up “Closing Time”, a story about which the Three Who Rule were unanimous in their opinion. The Cybermen also returned and were promptly dispensed with, but who cares about them, really? Also discussed in this podcast: the inevitable rapid-fire stats, new toys, favourite Doctors, rampant pluggery and more. Radio Free Skaro, here to help!
Show Notes:

- Closing…Time!
- The Wedding of River Song…Broadcast Time!
- Series 7…Begins Autumn 2012!
- Closing Time…BBC Overnights!
- The God Complex…Appreciated!
- The Girl Who Waited…Final BBC Numbers!
- The Gathering…Final BBC Numbers!
- Christmas Special…Guest Cast!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…Episode 3 and Episode 4 Synopses!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…Series 4 On North American DVD!
- Reign Of Terror…Animation Sample!
- Next Wave…Of Doctor Who Action Figures!
- Chicago TARDIS…Guest Announcements!
- The Ood Cast…Live!
- Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

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