• Radio Free Skaro 482 – Once Upon A Time In America

    In a move sure to shake the very foundations of audio drama, Big Finish is introducing new series Doctor Who characters into the BF-i-verse, and River Song will be the tip of the proverbial spear in this assault of awesomeness. That was but one (but probably the coolest) bit of ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #481 – Tin Can Danny

    The news reached dire levels of non-existence this week, but the Three Who Rule soldiered on in exactly the sort of way Twelve would have roundly disapproved of. Despite there being little movement other than comic book rumblings (in the fall, no less!) there was a light at the end ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #480 – The Talons of Dr. Chang

    News! News! News! So much news this week, from Vines of P-Cap playing guitar to Series 9 rumours, royal honours, convention doings and undoings, and (fake, but awesome) Doctor Who LEGO video games! The mind boggles! “But what else, you fiends?!” you declare, and for you, beloved listener, we also ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #479 – Run Forest Run

    Like a bolt from the blue came the first set of Gallifrey One guest announcements, including one Peter Davison, the Fifth Doctor but the first in our hearts (for this year, at any rate.) But lo, across the pond there was news of the Doctor Who Festival, to be held ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #478 – Shallow Grave

    The news this week is sparse, so of course conspiracy theories abounded amongst the Three Who Rule involving Zimbabwe, missing episodes, cricket, and madness. But lo, there was a small morsel of news, and that was the fact that San Diego Comic Con will in fact have a Doctor Who ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #477 – Sarcopha-Gus

    If Radio Free Skaro was ever made into a lackluster dystopian future series of adventures for the tween set (which it won’t, ever), it would have to be called “Digression,” because that was the tenor of the first few minutes of this episode. Eurovision is rightly disparaged, Warren is baffled ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #476 – Ravolox and Bagels

    We promise, this is almost certainly the last time we jabber on about superhero movies...but that is in fact what happens at the start of this week's episode, until Chris lobs a well-deserved boot heel into the proceedings and gets the Other Two Who Rule back on track and talking ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #475 – In Praise of Fangirls

    It 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 ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #474 – Mayhem of the Mooninites

    As Steven dips further into cricket insanity, a factor leading to his inevitable emigration to India could be the fact that Doctor Who will soon start broadcasting there for the first time. How can he possibly resist? Or perhaps a trip to New York to see the Symphonic Spectacular in ...

  • Radio Free Skaro #473 – The Invisible Enemies

    What’s better than a commentary of the Series 8 episode "The Caretaker" with The Memory Cheats co-host Josh Zimon joining the Three Who Rule? Very little…except Wife in Space impresario Neil Perryman joining Warren and Steven for a look at the news! Yes, it’s a bumper crop of guest stars, ...

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

Interview:
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!
Gallifrey…One!
Chicago…TARDIS!

Interviews:

Annette…Badland!
Sonita…Henry!
Ellie and Joseph…Darcey Alden!
Mat…Irvine!

On December-26-2014 2 Comments

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!
Calgary…Expo!
Westercon…66!

Check-in on GetGlue!

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!

Check-in on GetGlue!

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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