• Radio Free Skaro #504 – A Bird In The Hand

    The penultimate episode of Series 9, "Heaven Sent" has arrived, and it’s a surreal, cerebral acting triumph for one Peter Capaldi, an expertly crafted bit of storytelling from showrunner Steven Moffat and director Rachel Talalay, and a dazzling artistic achievement from editor Will Oswald and musician Murray Gold. It’s also ...

  • 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 ...

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:

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.


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!

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!

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!