• 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #494 – The Boy Who Would Be King

    An old enemy returns (or two!) in "The Magician’s Apprentice", the first new Doctor Who in many months and the premiere episode of Series 9. Daleks and Missy and Davros, oh my! What did the Three Who Rule think? And what did they have to say about Jenna Coleman leaving ...

On August-16-2015 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #489 – Click here to listen!

rfs489A new trailer for Series 9 of Doctor Who was released this week, simultaneously stoking and dampening the fires of Steven and Warren’s clinically insane theories regarding the upcoming Capaldis of Pompeii story/rumour/nonsense. But more lunacy awaits, with Tom Baker intoning that he is joining the Star Wars universe (!?), Hacette putting out a mammoth collection of Doctor Who books chronicling the history of the show from start to finish, and the Doctor Who Fan Show interviewing Titans Comics impresario Andrew James (link in the show notes). We also have an interview with Hugos person-in-charge David D’Antonio, who talks to Steven about the upcoming Worldcon in Spokane and the Hugo Awards taking place at said con. Tune into the pre and post Hugos live show next Saturday on UStream to see Steven and Warren debase themselves like grovelling insects on the newfangled invention of video!
Show notes:

Series 9…New Trailer!
The Magician’s Apprentice…Gets The Usual BBC America Time Slot!
Gatiss…And Shearsmith!
Waris Hussein…On Set!
The Doctor Who Fan Show…Interviews Andrew James!
Tom Baker…In The Star Wars Universe?
Series 8 Finale…3D Blu-Ray Release Date?
Series 1-4…Blu-Rays!
Doctor Who Partwork Collection…On The Left Side Of The Atlantic!


On May-10-2015 4 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #475 – Click here to listen!

rfs475It was a wild week to be a fan of Doctor Who and other sic-fi franchises this past week! Gallifrey One memberships went on sale and crashed ticket sales sites, Osgood and the Zygons are returning in Series 9, Torchwood audio plays are coming to Big Finish, and Avengers: Age of Ultron is filling movie theatres all over the world. What better week, then, to talk to Sam Maggs, author of the new book “The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy”, an instruction manual for fangirls new to the fold, as well as an educational tome for those who aren’t!
Show notes:

Gallifrey One memberships are sold out
Sasquan coming to Spokane August 19-22, 2015
Osgood and the Zygons returning in a two-part story by Peter Harness
Jemma Redgrave also featuring in Episodes 7-8
Another new promo pic of the monster from Episodes 5-6
Torchwood coming to Big Finish
Big Finish Tom Baker audio plays airing on BBC Radio 4 Extra
James Goss writing a novelization for The Pirate Planet
The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who coming June 4
The Radiophonic Workshop performing May 20 in Dublin
BBC unveils The Doctor Who Fan Show on YouTube
Radio Free Skaro Patreon Page

Sam Maggs
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy

On April-5-2015 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #470 – Click here to listen!

rfs470Every day Peter Capaldi proves himself more and more of a Doctor Who fanboy, and his latest japes at the Doctor Who experience are but the first bit of good news this week, including free comic books, new Big Finish, Dominic Glynn remixes, and more! But the showcase of the episode is an interview with Verity! podcaster and author Liz Myles, who has co-edited a book of essays called “Companion Piece” all about the good Doctor’s friends and assistants. We also have a bonus interview from Warren at Vancouver Fan Expo with Jamie Gervais, digital artist and all around good egg. Enjoy!
Show notes:

The Girl Who Died…And The Woman Who Lived!
Doctor Who…Five More Years?
More Peter Capaldi…From The Doctor Who Experience!
Doctor Who…Legal BitTorrents!
The New Who…Programme Guide!
Free Comic Book Day…Doctor Who Preview!
Big Finish Fourth Doctor Adventures…Continue Through 2017!
Dominic Glynn…Myth Maker!
Radiophonic Workshop…At The Southbank Centre!
Big Chief…TARDIS!
Listen…Gets A Hugo Nomination!
Fan Expo…Vancouver!
Long Island…Geek!
Radio Free Skaro…Patreon!


On September-14-2014 11 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #439 – Click here to listen!

rfs439As 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 interesting direction, or…well, listen to the opinions of the Three Who Rule for their thoughts on the matter. There’s also tat, stats, Gallifrey One guest updates and more, including a diversion into some serious action dolly madness. Listen! Please.
Show Notes:

Listen…Overnight Viewing Figures!
Robot of Sherwood…Appreciated!
Robot of Sherwood…Final BBC Ratings!
Into The Dalek…Final BBC Ratings!
Time Heist…Transmitting At 7:30!
The Caretaker…Synopsis!
Deep Breath…Best At The US Box Office!
Jane Baker…Died.
Tom Baker…At 80!
Jemma Powell…To Play Barbara Wright!
Horror Channel…To Show Remastered Episodes!
Radio Times…10 Greatest Companions!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Edmonton Expo…Doctor Who Panel!
Twelfth Doctor…Action Dollie!
Doctor Who Series 8…Region 1 Home Video Release!
Miwk Publishing…Upcoming Titles!
Doctor Who Memorabilia…Guinness World Record!
Support Radio Free Skaro…on Patreon!

On August-31-2014 9 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #437 – Click here to listen!

rfs437The first proper P-Cap story, where he’s out of bed and sassing off to soldiers, Daleks and everyone in between, has arrived on our TV screens, tablets, laptops and eyeballs. You’d think after years of Dalek stories the well would be dry, but in fact….well, you’ll just have to listen to the Three Who Rule’s take on “Into the Dalek” to find out. Do they enjoy Capaldi’s surly and cerebral take on the Doctor? Is there such a thing as a “good” Dalek? Most importantly, is Missy the Master? The Rani? Romana? Dodo? No, because that would be stupid. As a bonus, listen to Steven and Chris thrill (and Warren cringe) with a surfeit of stats from last week’s airing of Deep Breath. Stats, you say? Yes. Yes we do.
Show Notes:

Into…The Dalek!
Into the Dalek…Overnights!
Deep Breath…Final UK Ratings!
Deep Breath…Appreciated!
Deep Breath…UK Cinema Screening Earnings!
Robot of Sherwood…BBC One Broadcast Time!
Deep Breath…SPACE Ratings!
Deep Breath…BBC America Ratings!
Deep Breath…Australia Ratings!
Doctor Who Extra…On YouTube!
Around the World…In 12 Days!
Deep Breath DVD…Press Release!
Doctor Who Experience…Revamp!
The Fourth Doctor and Jamie…In Big Finish!
Doctor Who…Minecraft!
Billy Hanshaw…Profiled!
Sonic Screwdriver…Cutlery!
Sonic Screwdriver…Washing Brush!
Support Radio Free Skaro…On Patreon!

On August-17-2014 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #435 – Click here to listen!

rfs435Only 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 of some renown Phil Ford returns to talk about “Into the Dalek,” his contribution to Series 8 due to grace our screens in just a couple of weeks, but also about the Deep Breath premiere in Cardiff and just how wonderful Peter Capaldi really is, both on and off camera. And if you’ve ever wanted to know what ringtones the Three Who Rule have on our phones, well….you’re welcome.
Show Notes:

Doctor Who…World Tour!
Deep Breath…Trailer!
Deep Breath…Radio Trailer!
Deep Breath…Transmission Time!
Deep Breath…On BBC America!
Into The Dalek…Synopsis!
Series 8…Opening Titles!
Paul Wilmshurst…Returns for Christmas!
Doctor Who Magazine…The Year Of The Doctor Special!
Tom Baker…Biopic!
Support Us…On Patreon!



On April-20-2014 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #418 – Click here to listen!

rfs418What 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 to the fannish past. Eventually, the fellas settle down and talk about the work of Mr. Bennett, who helmed three stories in the Tom Baker era – “The Ark in Space”, “The Sontaran Experiment”, and “The Masque of Mandragora”. But what of the future? What wondrous commentaries and other aural delights are in store for you, dear listener? WHAT!?
Show Notes:

Doctor Who Celebration…Full Panel With The Doctors!
Doctor Who Nominated…As Best Of British!
Doctor Who…On Amazon Prime Video!
Horror Channel…Doctor Who Launch!
The Radiophonic Workshop…Plays the Doctor Who Theme Live!
Classic Doctor Who…DVD Compendium!
Billie Piper…On The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson!
2014…Hugo Award Nominees!



On April-13-2014 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #417 – Click here to listen!

rfs417Pertwee! 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, including the exciting news that Matt Smith and Karen Gillan are coming to Calgary Expo! And….well, you know the drill. Listen!
Show Notes:

Matt Smith…At Calgary Expo!
Ben Miller…Guest Stars In Series 8!
Wallowing…In Our Own Weltschmerz!
Derrick Sherwin…Memoir!
Titan Comics…Preorders!
Big Finish…Doctor Four, Series Four!
Doctor Who Lego…Second Set In Review!
Doctor Who Magazine…Wins A Fictitious Award!
Martin Friend…Died.


The Curse…Of Peladon!

On January-26-2014 7 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #403 – Click here to listen!

rfs403The Three Who Rule aren’t known for feedback, which is befitting of their hubristic megalomania and general dedication to evil. But in a new feature called Fluid Links, we’ve invited you, the listener, to submit topics of note for us to hash over, debate, pettily argue and break into tears over. Shocking lack of imagination or new era of transparency and openness? You be the judge.

Also news, LEGO, emulated video games, funny books, Gally announcements and DVD releases!

Show Notes:

Arthur Darvill…At Gallifrey One!
Tom Baker…Turns 80!
Tom Baker…Interviewed!
Verity Lambert…Biography!
Peter Capaldi…Fan Art!
J Michael Straczynski…Wants To Write Doctor Who!
Doctor Who Fan Orchestra…50th Anniversary Suite!
Doctor Who Wins…Fictitious National Television Awards!
The Web of Fear…Region 2 DVD Release Date!
Titan…Licensed for Doctor Who comics!
Action Figures…The Next Wave!
Twelfth Doctor…Not Lego!
Eleventh Doctor…Slippers!
Doctor Who…Cards Against Gallifrey!
Doctor Who…Retro Gaming!

On January-5-2014 5 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #400 – Click here to listen!

rfs400From its origins on a humble Skype connection in 2006 to the quasi-shabby status it endures today, Radio Free Skaro has tried to entertain, inform and educate its listeners about the wonderful world of Doctor Who. And in this, its 400th episode, it may have finally succeeded. Joining us for a retrospective roundtable on the Matt Smith era were Chris and Laura Mead of the Oodcast, Luke Harrison of TMDWP, Kyle Anderson of the Doctor Who: The Writer’s Room (and Nerdist fame) and Chip, the Two Minute Time Lord. What did these luminaries, and to a much lesser extent, Steven, Warren, and Chris think of Matt Smith’s run as the Doctor? You’ll just have to listen to find out. You’ll also have to endure some blather about stats beforehand. Vegetables before you get your dessert!
Show Notes:

The Time of the Doctor…Appreciated!
The Time of the Doctor…Final Viewing Figures!
The Time of the Doctor…Sets Another BBC America Record!
Gareth Roberts…Writing for Series 8!
Tom Baker’s New Year’s…Message!
The Best of The Doctor…On Region 4 DVD!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Babelcolour’s…50th Anniversary Tribute Video!

Luke…from TMDWP!
Kyle…from DWTWR!
Chip…from 2MTL!
Chris and Laura Sigma…from The Oodcast!