• Radio Free Skaro #418 – Rodney’s Funscreen

    What derails the Three Who Rule from the week's news and a gripping Miniscope about classic series director Rodney Bennett? Why, it's the #firsttargetnovel Twitter discussion from Full Circle scribe and all-around gentleman Andrew Smith! Your hosts thoroughly enjoyed drenching themselves in novelised nostalgia, and look forward to further trips ...

  • 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 ...

On October-3-2010 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #218 – Click here to listen

The Series 5 Commentary Series gets a bit of a rest as we focus on the news of the week and feature another extended interview with friend of the show, Phil Ford. Phil, along with Russell T Davies, recently won the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form Hugo Award for The Waters of Mars, the first such honour for Doctor Who not bestowed upon Steven Moffat, and our own Steven sat down with him to discuss the Hugo, the upcoming Series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures for which he serves as head writer, and a lot more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some time with Phil and his effervescence on this installment of Radio Free Skaro!
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
- Christmas Special…90 Minutes?
- Sarah Jane Adventures…Episode 1 Synopsis!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…Episode 2 Synopsis!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…Press Pack!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…Alien Files!
- The Mutants…DVD Extras!
- The Mutants…Commentary!
- Series 5 Action Figures…Wave 2!
- Louis Marks…Dies, Sadly.

On September-26-2010 5 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #217 – Click here to listen

After taking the better part of September off to either move to, visit, or stay away from other continents, the Three Who Rule reconvened for their first regularly recorded episode of Radio Free Skaro since the hazy days of summer. And, lo! What a news list to come back to! Some old, most older, but all entirely relevant, otherwise it would have never been mentioned in the first place. And to top it off, there’s a commentary on perhaps the best New Series episode made to date, “The Time of Angels”. If you’re going to listen to one episode of Radio Free Skaro, make it this one! (And all the others, too.)
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
- Series 6 Filming…Commenced!
- Toby Haynes…Directs!
- International iPlayer…coming soon!
- Synchronized Worldwide DVD releases…coming soon!
- Jane Espenson writes…three Torchwood episodes!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…coming October 11!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…twice weekly!
- Sarah Jane Adventures episodes…in detail!
- Death of the Doctor…preview!
- Suranne Jones…in Doctor Who!
- The Waters of Mars…wins a Hugo!
- Doctor Who…wins an award!
- Doctor Who…wins another award!
- Rob Shearman…wins an award!
- David J Howe…wins an award!
- Matt Smith…wins an award!
- More Adventure Games…coming soon!
- Sonic Screwdriver…Wiimote!
- Sonic Screwdriver Stylus…for Nintendo DS!
- Remembrance of the Daleks…action dolls!
- Meglos…coming to DVD!
- The Ark…coming to DVDf!
- Future DVD release…rumours!
- Sarah Jane Adventures Series 3 DVD…UK release date!
- Sarah Jane Adventures Series 3 DVD…US release date!
- Geoffrey Burgon…dies, sadly.
- Murray Gold’s Specials Soundtrack…delayed!


- The Time…Of Angels!

On September-5-2010 0 Comments

Congratulations to Russell T Davies and friend of the show Phil Ford on their Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form Hugo award for The Waters of Mars, presented earlier today at Aussiecon 4 in Melbourne. This Hugo is the fourth win for Doctor Who since its revamp in 2005 and the first for any writer other than Steven Moffat. The Waters of Mars was, at least for the Radio Free Skaro gang, the high point of the 2009 Gap Year and we couldn’t be happier it was recognized for its brilliance.

On March-1-2010 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #187 – Click here to listen

The Three Who Rule bury the hatchet regarding The Incident in time to talk to iconic Doctor Who director Graeme Harper in this, the last Radio Free Skaro episode from Gallifrey 21. Harper’s work, which indirectly inspired Radio Free Skaro to be created, is discussed at great length, including the controversial Warriors’ Gate, the legendary The Caves of Androzani, and how Harper just missed out on directing for Series Fnarg – twice.
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
- Gallifrey…One!
- BBC…Shownar!

On February-27-2010 4 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #185 – Click here to listen

After the “incident” with Chris on Friday that resulted in no podcast being released for the first official day of Gallifrey 21, Radio Free Skaro returned today in full force with interviews with Nick Briggs, Phil Ford, and Rob Shearman. Listen to these three fine gentlemen regale you with tales of woe, whimsy, and water – not necessarily in that order. NOTE: Chris’s appearance on this podcast is purely due to contractual obligation. We cannot comment on any rumours that have been circulating about Chris’s future on Radio Free Skaro.
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
- Gallifrey…One!
- Big…Finish!
- Love Songs…for the Shy and Cynical!
- BBC…Shownar!

On December-20-2009 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #173 – Click here to listen

rfs173With TV viewers in Canada and the US now caught up with the rest of the world regarding The Waters of Mars, the time was right for the Radio Free Skaro team to provide a running commentary on the recent masterpiece bestowed upon us by Graeme Harper, Russell T Davies, and (friend of the show) Phil Ford. Main points of discussion during the commentary were the unparalleled acting skills of David Tennant, the talents of directorial master Graeme Harper, and why it’s so difficult to find a timepiece that accurately measures rels.
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
- The End of Time…press screening!
- The Weeping Angels…are back!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…on BBC Kids!
- Dreamland…DVD extras!
- More Dreamland…DVD extras!
- Character Options…new Doctor Who figures!
- BBC…Shownar!

Commentary Links (The Waters of Mars):
- Watch online…on BBC iPlayer!
- Watch online…at SPACE
- Watch online…at BBC America!

On December-1-2009 0 Comments
It was previously announced that the David Tennant gap year specials would all be released in the form of a box set on February 2, 2010, as well as separately. Well, now we have the details for the DVD and Blu-ray release of The Waters of Mars, available for $14.98 (DVD, SRP) and $19.89 (Blu-ray, SRP). You can view the DVD artwork (left), and the Blu-ray artwork (right) above.

Also revealed were some of the details for the box set (although not the cover art, as this is being kept literally under wraps for now). From the official Warner Bros. release:

This stunning collection of Doctor Who specials – The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, The Waters of Mars and The End of Time, Part One & Two – is a must own for all Doctor Who fans. The four imaginative, action-packed specials are the farewell to star David Tennant, and Russell T Davies, the mastermind behind the rebirth of the modern Doctor Who. The specials culminate in the dramatic regeneration of the Doctor, giving fans their first glimpse of the eleventh Doctor, played by Matt Smith. The specials are packed with a terrific lineup of guest stars including Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman), David Morrissey (State of Play, Sense and Sensibility), Lindsay Duncan (Alice in Wonderland [2010], Rome, Under the Tuscan Sun) and many more that we can’t reveal just yet!

The 5-Disc box set will retail at $49.98 (DVD, SRP) and $59.99 (Blu-ray, SRP). Click here to read the full story from TVShowsOnDVD.com.

On November-29-2009 20 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #170 – Click here to listen

rfs170After an eventful few weeks of New Who and rampant podcest, the Three Who Rule (reduced to Two Who Adjudicate for this episode) settled down to news, shenanigans, and rampant avoiding of anything that could possibly be construed as a spoiler. But hope and glory came in the form of Malcolm Clarke, the first musician to grace the Miniscope (yes, it’s back, at least temporarily) and an underrated craftsman in the world of Classic Who. Synthesizers from 1972 and marching Cyberman themes ahoy!
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
- Doctor Who…Dreamland!
- The End of Time…synopsis!
- The End of Time, Part Two…on New Year’s Day!
- The Waters of Mars…ratings!
- The Waters of Mars in Australia…but not HD!
- David Tennant interviews…Russell T Davies!
- John Barrowman in…the End of Time!
- Doctor Who…in Trogir, Croatia!
- Bernard Cribbins awarded…a special BAFTA!
- Phil Collinson joins…Coronation Street!
- Chritopher Eccleston is…John Lennon!
- The Waters of Mars…appreciated!
- BBFC clears…The Waters of Mars!
- BBFC clears…Is There Life On Mars?!
- BBFC clears…The End of Time, Part One!
- BBFC clears…The End of Time, Part Two!
- BBFC clears…End of Time Doctor Who Confidential, Part One!
- BBFC clears…End of Time Doctor Who Confidential, Part Two!
- BBFC clears…San Diego Comic Con extras!
- BBFC clears…Doctor Who Christmas Idents!
- Sarah Jane Adventures Episode 12…ratings!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…Appreciated!
- Commentary recorded for…The Sun Makers!
- The Restoration Team article on…Peladon!
- BBC…Shownar!

Miniscope Links (Malcolm Clarke):
- The…Sea Devils!
- Earthshock…!
- Enlightenment…!
- Resurrection of the…Daleks!
- The Twin…Dilemma!
- Attack…of the Cybermen!
- Terror…of the Vervoids!

On November-23-2009 11 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #169 – Click here to listen

rfs169To commemorate the 46th anniversary of the debut of Doctor Who, The Three Who Rule felt it only fitting to invite fellow podcasting super-giant Ken Deep of Doctor Who: Podshock onto the show to not only discuss the news and events of the past week in the world of Who, but to wax on about how they became fans of the show, why they are all still fans, and how they all manage to spend a fair amount of time each week talking about what we, and no doubt you, think is the greatest TV programme ever invented – Doctor Who. We hope you enjoy this unique celebration.
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
- Ken Deep talks…Chicago TARDIS!
- Anneke Wills…at Gallifrey!
- Radio Free Skaro…on Den of Geek!
- Radio Free Skaro…blogging for SPACE!
- Doctor Who…Dreamland!
- Tennant finale…named!
- The End of Time preview…on Children in Need!
- Children in Need…ratings!
- The End of Time…on BBC America!
- The Waters of Mars…ratings!
- The Waters of Mars…appreciated!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…The Gift!
- Sarah Jane Adventures Episode 11…ratings!
- Sarah Jane Adventures Episode 12…ratings!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…Appreciated!
- Shada documentary…on BBC Radio 4!
- Lizo says…The Writer’s Tale released on January 14!
- BBC acquires…2|Entertain!
- BBC…Shownar!

On November-15-2009 3 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #168 – Click here to listen

rfs168After seven long months, Doctor Who returned to the airwaves in high style with “The Waters of Mars,” a topper of a story and one heck of a lead-in to the Doctor’s imminent demise and resurrection. The Three Who Rule were effusive in their praise of The Waters of Mars, though somewhat less so when the conversation came to the latest episodes of the Sarah Jane Adventures, which Chris (also known as “Curmudge-or”) succinctly labeled as “poop”. The trio even discussed how Steven somehow managed to get onto UK radio last week and participate in a conference call with David Tennant. Intellectual banter and relentless name-dropping ahoy!
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
- Doctor Who…The Waters of Mars!
- Doctor Who on SPACE…on December 19!
- Jonny Campbell…directs Doctor Who!
- Doctor Who…in Croatia!
- Doctor Who…Confidential!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…Mona Lisa’s Revenge!
- Sarah Jane Adventures Episode 9…ratings!
- Sarah Jane Adventures Episode 10…ratings!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…Appreciated!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…Appreciated!
- Children in Need…Doctor Who scene!
- And it’s airing…between 8:00 and 8:30!
- Dreamland…episode lengths!
- Dreamland…coming to BBC Two!
- Classic Who…on YouTube!
- K9 World Premiere…in Poland!
- The Ambassadors of Death…commentary!
- Doctor Who DVDs…in March!
- Dalek War Box Set coming to…North America!
- Big Finish…lost Who episodes!
- BBC…Shownar!