• 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #438 – Rocket Robin Hood

    Robin Hood! Robots! Shenanigans! Etc! Things took a turn for the romp-y in “Robot of Sherwood,” the latest episode of Doctor Who, but what did the usually taciturn and P-Cap-ian Three Who Rule think? Eh? Listen as the three acerbic grouchwads expound upon the story in question and also reflect ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #437 – Death to the Daleks

    The 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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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