• 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 ...

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Radio Free Skaro #493 – Click here to listen!

rfs493One week to go until Doctor Who Series 9 premieres, and what better way to rev up the hype engines than a rather cryptic prologue featuring P-Cap, Karn and Ohila, last seen in “The Night of the Doctor”? In fact, all manner of activity is rolling to the boil in the Who-o-sphere, including a new Game Maker app coming soon from the BBC, Time Squad dollies to adorn your desk or crying chamber, and other fun bric-a-brac. And speaking of bricks, our feature interview this week is with Pete Hickman, BBC Worldwide Producer of Digital Entertainment and Games and driving force behind the Doctor Who portion of LEGO Dimensions! Build high for happiness!
Show notes:

The Magician’s Apprentice…Prologue!
The Magician’s Apprentice…Prologue on BBC America!
The Magician’s Apprentice…BBC One Broadcast Time!
Series 9…Cardiff Premiere!
Series 9…New York City Premiere!
The Witch’s Familiar…Synopsis!
Series 9…Simulcast on ABC iView!
Series 9…Premiere in New Zealand!
Series 9 Part One…DVD/BluRay Artwork!
Peter Capaldi…Directing Veep!
Doctor Who Game Maker…Debuts September 15!
Second Twelfth Doctor…5″ Action Dolly!
Time Squad…Next Wave!
Big Chief Studios…Ninth Doctor!
Gwen and Rhys…Return In Big Finish Torchwood!
Big Finish Torchwood…Second Series!
BBC iPlayer…To Open To Third Party Content!
Jenna Coleman…Edmonton Expo Panel!
Chicago TARDIS…Guest Update!


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Radio Free Skaro #485 – Click here to listen!

rfs485Guest announcements for Gallifrey One and Chicago TARDIS! LEGO Doctor Who talk! Capaldi dolly banter! Warren becoming enraged by Star Trek: Into Darkness and almost saying a naughty word! Yes, it’s business as usual again here at Radio Free Skaro headquarters after the madness that was San Diego Comic-Con, but lo, we also have something special this week, the return of Nerdist scribe Kyle Anderson, who joins us for a commentary of the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas special “Last Christmas”! What better time than mid-July to get into the holiday spirit…of nightmares!
Show notes:

Doctor Who…Popular!
Series 10…Officially Confirmed!
Gallifrey One…Guest Announcement!
Doctor Who Festival…More Guests!
Jenna Coleman…At Chicago TARDIS!
5″ Capaldi…Available In September!
LEGO Dimensions…Multiple Doctors!
LEGO Dimensions…Multiple TARDIS Console Rooms!
Series 8 Finale…3D Blu-Ray?
Berlin Doctor Who Event…Downloadable Free!
Ianto Jones…Returns to Torchwood!
A Peculiar Effect…On The BBC!
Two-minute Time Lord…Talks BBC With Toby Hadoke!
Olaf Pooley…Died.
Dr. Who and the Daleks Commentary…Coming Soon!


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 January-18-2015 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #457 – Click here to listen!

rfs457As the countdown to Gallifrey One ramps up, so too do new guest announcements, including Torchwood alumni Naoko Mori (Tosh) and McCoy era script editor Andrew Cartmel! In other news, riots and other carnage were avoided after Netflix renewed their rights to Doctor Who and a host of other BBC properties which were due to expire at the beginning of February. After the civil unrest and damage caused by the recent Oscar snub of the LEGO movie, we should all be relieved that everything worked out. But lo, there are also interviews from Chicago TARDIS in this episode of Radio Free Skaro, and they are thus: Mat Irvine, Doctor Who special effects whiz from the 1970s and 1980s, and a panel featuring Annette Badland of Aliens of London and Boom Town fame, Sonita Henry from The Time of the Doctor and Ellie and Joseph Darcey-Alden, the young wards of Victorian Clara Oswald in the Snowmen!
Show Notes:

Toby Whithouse 2-parter…Filming!
Series 9…Filming In Spain?
Netflix US…Renews Doctor Who!
Anthony Ainley…Biography!
Titan Comics…Classic Doctor Miniseries!
New Audio Plays…For Torchwood?
Naoko Mori and Andrew Cartmel…At Gallifrey One!
Claire Huckle In, Derek Ritchie Out…At Gallifrey One!
Timelash In Germany…Crowdfunding!


Ellie and Joseph…Darcey Alden!

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Radio Free Skaro #454 – Click here to listen!

rfs454Mind games, face huggers and tangerines…that’s what passes for Christmastime when the Doctor gets involved. Sarcastic elves, a sassy Santa, and questionably CG reindeer round out Doctor Who’s dip into surreality on this latest Xmas special, “Last Christmas”, from the pen of Steven Moffat and directed by Paul Wilmshurst. So what did the Three Who Rule, brains slowed by turkey and Tofurky, think of P-Cap’s first foray into Yuletide adventure? Down some egg nog, tear yourself away from erudite political discussion with the relatives, and have a listen!
Show Notes:

Doctor Who…Last Christmas!
Jenna Coleman…returns for Series 9!
The Doctor voted…the best sci-fi character of all time!
Doctor Puppet…Christmas Special!
Big Finish…Humble Bundle!
Toby Hadoke’s Who’s Round…Episode 100!
New Doctor Who figures coming soon…from Funko!
Video from Calgary Expo 2013…for Torchwood and Doctor Who panels!

On May-26-2013 1 Comment

Radio Free Skaro #368 – Click here to listen!

rfs368It may be six months until new Doctor Who, but…we’ve got stats! So, so many stats. Also, Warren gets a lot of facts wrong (as usual), we’ve invented an exciting new drink called “whiskwee”, and for the first time in RFS history, we have a contest to win a DVD box set of Series 7 and The Snowmen! Check our Facebook page on Monday, May 26 for all the details on how you can win these shiny platters of loveliness.

But while you wait to pitch wits against your fellow Whovians, listen to the Torchwood panel from last month’s Calgary Expo featuring the brilliant bon mots of John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd and moderated by Steven. Fun was had! Pants were shed! And swears were uttered, so keep the kid lets away (or wear headphones) as we shred the iTunes “explicit” tag into a million tiny pieces.

Show Notes:

The Name of the Doctor…Appreciated!
The Name of the Doctor…Breaks SPACE Records!
Nightmare in Silver…Final BBC Ratings!
Clarence…and the Whispermen!
BFI…Seventh Doctor Screening!
BBC Books…Autumn Releases!

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On May-7-2012 0 Comments

On this episode of Video Free Skaro, not only do we have an interview with noted Doctor Who and Y the Last Man artist Pia Guerra, not only do we have a profile of the Myrka, the most despised villain in all Whodom, but we also have action figures making out. Yep, you read that right.

On September-25-2011 10 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #273 – Click here to listen!

The penultimate episode of Series 6 featured the return of one of the great Doctor-companion teams that never happened. Matt Smith and James Corden, so perfectly matched in 2010’s “The Lodger”, reunited to amuse and delight in Gareth Roberts’s wonderful follow-up “Closing Time”, a story about which the Three Who Rule were unanimous in their opinion. The Cybermen also returned and were promptly dispensed with, but who cares about them, really? Also discussed in this podcast: the inevitable rapid-fire stats, new toys, favourite Doctors, rampant pluggery and more. Radio Free Skaro, here to help!
Show Notes:

The Wedding of River Song…Broadcast Time!
Series 7…Begins Autumn 2012!
Closing Time…BBC Overnights!
The God Complex…Appreciated!
The Girl Who Waited…Final BBC Numbers!
The Gathering…Final BBC Numbers!
Christmas Special…Guest Cast!
– Sarah Jane Adventures…Episode 3 and Episode 4 Synopses!
Sarah Jane Adventures…Series 4 On North American DVD!
Reign Of Terror…Animation Sample!
Next Wave…Of Doctor Who Action Figures!
Chicago TARDIS…Guest Announcements!
The Ood Cast…Live!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

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On September-18-2011 9 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #272 – Click here to listen!

A minotaur, a question of fear and faith, and a turning point for the Doctor and his companions…not to mention a surreal hotel from Hell! The God Complex went under the RFS microscope this week, with a smattering of opinion both favourable and somewhat less so. Add a giant brick wall o’ stats, a Sarah Jane launch date, some new guests for Gallifrey 2012, and an interview with “The Girl Who Waited” scribe Tom MacRae, and you’ve got yourself an audio file of approximately an hour in length!
Show Notes:

The God…Complex!
The Wedding of River Song…Synopsis!
Closing Time…Opening Time!
The God Complex…BBC Overnights!
The Sarah Jane Adventures…Returns October 3!
The Girl Who Waited…Appreciated!
Night Terrors…Final BBC Numbers!
The Blood Line…BBC Overnights!
Starz…Torchwood Broadcast Numbers!
The Gathering…Appreciated!
End of the Road…Final BBC Numbers!
Series 6 Complete DVD Set…More Extras!
Fictitious…TV Choice Awards!
Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!



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On September-11-2011 6 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #271 – Click here to listen!

The Girl Who Waited was, to varying degrees, praised by the Three Who Rule as one of the best episodes (if not THE best, according to Warren) of this season, with acclaim for the direction, the visuals, the timey-wimey-ness, and most of all for Karen Gillan’s double performance as herself and…herself.

But wait! Torchwood: Miracle Day also wrapped up its 10 episode run with rockginas, immortals, f-bombs, and Oswald Danes doing what he does best: making the blood of civilized folk curdle.

Add a dollop of stats, DVD news and Matt Smith being a stylin’ mofo, and you’ve got yourself, well, a podcast!

Next week…..Night Terrors! Or, more accurately, The God Complex!

Show Notes:

The Girl…Who Waited!
The Blood…Line!
The Girl Who Waited…Overnights!
Night Terrors…Appreciated!
The Gathering…BBC Overnights!
End of the Road…Appreciated!
Immortal Sins…Final BBC Viewing Figures!
The God Complex…At 7:10!
Closing Time…At 6:00!
Series 6.2 DVD Set…Gives Episode Lengths!
Series 6 DVDs…In North America!
Ian Levine’s Shada…Completed!
Fictitious…Style Awards!
Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

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