• Radio Free Skaro #453 – Eight Is Enough

    With mere days to not only "Doctor Who: Last Christmas” but also our review of said Xmas special and even more thrillingly, our Patreon-inspired (and cringe-inducing) commentary for the infamous 1993 Children in Need special “Dimensions in Time,” the Three Who Rule ably tackled the last Fluid Links segment of ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #452 – In the Nick of Time

    It’s beginning to feel a lot like Last Christmas, which is dominating both our thoughts and the promotional efforts of the BBC Publicity department. Maybe that’s why most of our news is focused on that upcoming holiday where they show a new Doctor Who story and some other, largely irrelevant ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #451 – Celsius 451

    With the Three Who Rule firmly back in place and order restored to the galaxy, there was great rejoicing and much waffling about next to nothing, not to mention the controversial and wrong headed use of the terms “P-Cap”, “J-Co,” and “S-Claw.” in reference to the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #450 – Billie Piper at the Gates of Dawn

    The annual tradition of US Thanksgiving (as we Canadians call it) brings about another yearly custom - Chicago TARDIS! This year's edition has been quite wonderful, bringing together most of the main cast of Series 1 of the new series to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Doctor Who returning to ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #449 – Super 8

    For the first time ever (we defy you to prove us wrong, RFS pedants, DEFY YOU) Radio Free Skaro is coming out on November 23rd, better known this year as the 51st anniversary of Doctor Who, our favorite program. And while there's no new Who to discuss until Christmas, we ...

  • 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 ...

On February-26-2012 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #299 – Click here to listen!

Gally is over for another year. While the Three Who Rule briefly reminisce about the glory that was Gallifrey One’s Network 23 in this episode of Radio Free Skaro, it’s back to normal for podcaster and listener alike for the next few months – at least until next year’s The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One, or y’know, until the new series of Doctor Who starts in the autumn. To help us get back into the swing of things, we present to you a commentary on the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas special, The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe, as well as a smattering of news and views of what was missed while we were all living it up at Gally.

Sigh…we miss Gally.

Show Notes:

Gallifrey…One!
Series 7…Casting Update!
Shada Novelization…Release Date!
Michael Troughton Records…Ice Warriors Commentary!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…On North American DVD/Blu-ray!
Ninth Doctor Costume…T-Shirt!
Eighth Doctor…Maxi-Bust!
Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock to use…Unreal Engine 3!
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games…Cancelled!
Karen Gillan to attend…the official Doctor Who Convention!
Peter Halliday…Dies.

Commentary:

The Doctor, The Widow…and The Wardrobe!

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On October-2-2011 10 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #274 – Click here to listen!

Silence! (Silents?) Timey-wimey! River Song getting hitched! “The Wedding of River Song” had it all, including a moving tribute to the Brig. But did the various parts mesh together into a satisfying whole, or did the Three Who Rule think otherwise? The sudden demise of Doctor Who Confidential was also hashed over in great detail, with some division on the reasons and consequences of losing a window into the behind the scenes goings-on of our favorite television program. Stats, toys, t-shirts, expensive scale models of Matt Smith….and baseless Cybermat Roomba speculation round out this, the last Radio Free Skaro dealing with new Who until December 25th.
Show Notes:

The Wedding of…River Song!
Death…Is The Only Answer!
Doctor Who Confidential…Cancelled!
Doctor Who…The Gunpowder Plot!
The Wedding of River Song…BBC Overnights!
Closing Time…Appreciated!
The God Complex…Final BBC Numbers!
Torchwood – The Blood Line…Final BBC Numbers!
– Sarah Jane Adventures…Episode 5 and Episode 6 Synopses!
24-hour BBC Wales strike…affects Doctor Who!
The Guardian…rates Doctor Who!
Doctor Who S6 Box Set released in the UK…on November 21!
– Torchwood: Miracle Day DVD Extras include…commentaries and Declassifieds!
Cybermat…coming soon to a shop near you!
New First Doctor costume…T-Shirt!
Earthshock Cyberman costume…T-Shirt!
First Doctor enemies…action figure set!
The Invasion of Time…action figure set!
Eleventh Doctor…1/6 Scale Figure Unveiled!
Chicago TARDIS…guest updates!
The Ood Cast…Live!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

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On August-28-2011 17 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #269 – Click here to listen!

Doctor Who is back! After what seemed equally both a long summer and a short summer, Doctor Who has returned to our screens with Let’s Kill Hitler — and of course the Three Who Rule were all over the episode to deliver their review. But wait, there’s more! Torchwood is still making its way toward the end of Miracle Day, so of course the lads throw in their two cents about End of the Road. What do they think about these new offerings from the Whoniverse? Lastly, along with the usual news and stats, we also speak with Doctor Who Brand Manager Edward Russell about his upcoming Walk for Lis!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
Doctor Who – Let’s Kill…Hitler!
Torchwood – End of the…Road!
Doctor Who Episode 13…Titled!
Next Week…Night Terrors!
The Girl Who Waited…Synopsis!
Steven Moffat Says…Full Series in 2012!
Death…Is The Only Answer!
Doctor Who – Let’s Kill Hitler…Overnights!
Immortal Sins…Overnights!
The Middle Men…Appreciated!
The Categories of Life…Final Viewing Figures!
Planet of Giants Episode 4…Audio Recording? Possibly!
Ian Levine’s…Shada!
Pyramids of Mars…Sarah Jane Adventures DVD Bonus!
Tom Baker…Big Finish Titles!
Edward Russell’s…Walk For Lis!
Edward Russell’s…Just Giving Page!

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On August-21-2011 4 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #268 – Click here to listen!

It was quite a week in the many worlds of Doctor Who, headlined by a phenomenal Torchwood episode, the press screening for the return of Doctor Who in Let’s Kill Hitler, and a monumental Hugo Award win for the editors and publishers of one of our favourite books, Chicks Dig Time Lords. And on top of all that, it is precisely six months until Gallifrey One’s Network 23, so we have a feature chat with Gallifrey One Program Director Shaun Lyon. Full speed ahead!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…Episode 7!
Doctor Who and Chicks Dig Time Lords…Win Hugo Awards!
Doctor Who Returns To BBC One…August 27!
Let’s Kill Hitler…Press Screening Q&A!
Let’s Kill Hitler…Prequel!
Episode 12…Titled!
Night Terrors…Synopsis!
The Middle Men…Overnight Ratings!
The Categories of Life…Appreciated!
Escape to LA…Final Ratings!
The Mazes of Time…On Android!
City of Death…Action Figure Set!
Fourth Doctor…Bobblehead!
Elisabeth Sladen Autobiography…Due November 7!
BBC Selling…The Radio Times!
Doctor Who Magazine Subscribers…Dropping!
Edward Russell’s…Walk For Lis!
Shaun Lyon and…Gallifrey One!

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On August-7-2011 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #266 – Click here to listen!

Can summer be winding down already? It seems so, and along with Torchwood: Miracle Day hitting the halfway mark in its run with another bang up episode (according to the Three Who Rule, who seem to be one of the few Who podcasts out there who are actually enjoying the series), the Summer Classic Commentary Series begins to wind down, as well. This week, Radio Free Skaro’s take on Episodes 1-4 of the 1968-69 epic The Invasion, which may or may not feature the Cybermen. Oh, and the return of new Doctor Who is now less than three weeks away…
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
Torchwood: Miracle Day…Episode 5!
Escape to LA…BBC Overnights!
Dead of Night…Appreciated!
Rendition…Final BBC Ratings!
More Gallifrey One Guests…Announced!
New Trailer for…Series 6!
Three new Doctor Who specials from…BBC America!
New BBC Doctor Who Books…Coming Soon!

Commentary
The…Invasion (Episodes 1-4)!

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Radio Free Skaro #262 – Click here to listen!

Two years since Torchwood was last seen on the TV and computer screens in the brilliant “Children of Earth”, the series returned this past weekend on Starz and SPACE (and, soon, BBC One) with the first installment of the ten-part epic “Miracle Day”. And what an assured debut it was, too, with plenty of action and intrigue to go around with some whimsical japes thrown in for good measure. In addition to this, we have the first of our Summer Classic Commentary series (an event so noteworthy that we’ve chosen to capitalize the name) as we watch and talk over the first three parts of the 1972 serial “The Sea Devils”. Radio Free Skaro: as much fun as one could have in a string vest.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
Torchwood…Miracle Day!
The BBC responds to…Torchwood complaints!
Torchwood: Miracle Day coming to Blu-ray…November 14!
Beth Willis…leaves Doctor Who!
Let’s Kill Hitler screening at…Edinburgh TV Festival!
Steven Moffat says…14 episodes in 2012!
Doctor Who dominates…June iPlayer figures!
Character Building Doctor Who…Dalek Factory set!
Character Building Doctor Who…Cybermen Station set!
BBC policy updating its…Twitter policy!

Commentary
The…Sea Devils!

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On June-1-2011 0 Comments

A Torchwood: Miracle Day preview video with behind the scenes footage and interviews with the creators and stars. Torchwood: Miracle Day premieres in the US on July 8 on Starz.

On May-29-2011 9 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #256 – Click here to listen

The Almost People, part 2 of Doctor Who’s sentient play-doh saga initiated last week with The Rebel Flesh, proved to be only quasi-compelling to the RFS lads. Indifference shifted to both gasps of astonishment and grumblings of unhappiness at the “game-changing” cliffhanger to this week’s festivities…and we still have A Good Man Goes to War to look forward to next week (or the week after that, SPACE and BBC America viewers.) In the meantime, stats were examined, asteroid-eating goats invented, and Journey’s End was maligned with a naughty word. Just another normal day here at Radio Free Skaro.
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…North America!
Skaro Shop…UK!
Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
The Almost…People!
A Good Man Goes To War…Prequel!
A Good Man Goes To War…Coming Soon Trailer!
A Good Man Goes To War…Time Slot!
The Almost People…Overnights!
The Rebel Flesh…Appreciated!
Doctor Who…Loses At The TV BAFTAs!
Fictitious…Constellation Awards!
Piers Wenger…Leaves The BBC!
Third Doctor Costume…T-shirt!
Tenth Doctor Costume…T-shirt!
Miracle Day…New Trailer!
The Nerdist…BBC America Pilot!

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On May-23-2011 0 Comments

Another new trailer has been released for Torchwood: Miracle Day, and it’s even more awesome than the Access Hollywood one made available this past weekend. Have a look!

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