• 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #429 – Busy Nothing Hyperspace

    It was an exciting week in the world of Doctor Who, with a new teaser, with news of the return of the Cybermen, the addition of the esteemed Frank Cottrell Boyce to the writers team (plus another female director, Sheree Folkson, joining the production team), and a premiere screening taking ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #428 – Believe It Or Not

    The Series 8 news is slowly building as we hurtle towards August 23rd, the just-announced debut date for Peter Capaldi (aka P-Cap), the 12th (13th?) Doctor in a feature-length adventure called "Deep Breath". But mixed with excitement is disappointment for some fans, as there will be no San Diego Comic ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #427 – The Perils of Tharils

    With no Chris this week, Steven and Warren enlisted the help of erstwhile scribe, podcaster and gentleman japesman Kyle Anderson of the Nerdist, Doctor Who: The Writer's Room, WTF Are You Watching, and Awesomely Bad Movies fame. Much fun was had as news of comics, schedules, and action dollies (oh ...

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!
- Calgary…Expo!
- Westercon…66!

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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:

- Closing…Time!
- 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!

Interview:

- Tom…MacRae!

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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!
- Chicago…TARDIS!
- Edward Russell’s Walk for Lis…Just Giving Page!

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On September-4-2011 11 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #270 – Click here to listen!

Fear Her, one of the less appreciated stories in the Doctor Who oeuvre, isn’t a story that the Three Who Rule reasoned (or hoped) would ever be brought up again in Doctor Who, but all three of your intrepid hosts got a distinct Chloe Webber/scribble monster/suburban England vibe from Mark Gatiss’s Night Terrors. That isn’t to say that they didn’t enjoy it, though. Also up for discussion was Episode 9 of Torchwood: Miracle Day, The Gathering, as that series hurdles, or stumbles, to its conclusion next week. All this and the usual dash and sprinkle of news, including the talk of the upcoming UNIT Box Set and some bona fide monumental viewing figures for SPACE in Canada.
Show Notes:

- Night…Terrors!
- The…Gathering!
- Let’s Kill Hitler…Wins Canada!
- Let’s Kill Hitler…iPlayer Success!
- Series 6.2…Casting News!
- The Girl Who Waited…At 7:15!
- The God Complex…Synopsis!
- Night Terrors…BBC Overnights!
- Let’s Kill Hitler…Final BBC Ratings!
- Let’s Kill Hitler…Appreciated!
- End of the Road…BBC Overnights!
- Immortal Sins…Appreciated!
- The Middle Men…Final BBC Ratings!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…Series 5 BFI Screening!
- CBBC…Trailer!
- UNIT…Box Set!
- Invasion of the Dinosaurs & Android Invasion…On North American DVD!
- Invasion of the Dinosaurs…Episode 1 Colour Status!
- Target Reprints…Coming To North America!
- 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-14-2011 0 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #267 – Click here to listen!

Torchwood continues its Miracle Day run with episode 6 and the lads sink their teeth into… well, there’s not much to sink their teeth into this week, is there? Nevertheless, rampant mastication of the worthy bits kills some time as we wait for more Doctor Who and for Torchwood to do something… anything. Also, lamentably, the Summer Classic Commentary Series comes to the end as the Three Who Rule tackle The Invasion’s latter episodes with their usual flare and panache and with the able assistance of their seagull frenemies.
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…North America!
- Skaro Shop…UK!
- Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
- Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
- Torchwood: Miracle Day…Episode 6!
- Categories of Life…BBC Overnights!
- Escape to LA…Appreciated!
- Dead of Night…Final BBC Ratings!
- Starz & BBC Worldwide…Stay Partners!
- Let’s Kill Hitler Prequel…Coming Soon!
- Let’s Kill Hitler…In Australia!
- BBC America…Series 6 Fall Trailer!
- Retro Doctor Who Action Figures…The Next Wave!
- Character Building Minifigs…The Next Wave!
- Serpent Crest…Details!
- The Doctor Who…Restoration Team!

Commentary
- The…Invasion (Episodes 5-8)!

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On July-31-2011 5 Comments

Radio Free Skaro #265 – Click here to listen!

More Torchwood (it’s still good!) and more stats (they’re still numbers!) and more news and a whole lot of blathering about Christopher Bailey’s Snakedance populate this episode of Radio Free Skaro as the Summer Classic Commentary series continues! The lads take a turn at fashion advice as the return of The Mara is talked over and as ever walk the line of decency as the notion of men in dresses gets a thorough investigation. Allons-y!
Show Notes:

- Skaro Shop…North America!
- Skaro Shop…UK!
- Radio Free Skaro…on GetGlue!
- Radio Free Skaro…on Tumblr!
- Torchwood…Miracle Day!
- Dead of Night…BBC Overnights!
- Rendition…Appreciated!
- The New World…Final BBC Ratings!
- Doctor Who Episode 10…Named!
- The Late…Late Show!
- International…iPlayer!
- International iPlayer…In Canada!
- Fanz!
- Colony In Space…Region 1 DVD!
- The Face of Evil…Commentary!
- River & Pandorica Chair…Toys!
- 2011 Action Figues…Wave 2!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…Series 4 DVD/Blu-Ray!
- Red, White and…Who!

Commentary
- Snakedance!

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On July-24-2011 6 Comments

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