Doctor Who: Radio Free Skaro

By The Three Who Rule

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Radio Free Skaro is possibly the most popular, most prolific and charmingly irreverent (but never irrelevant) Doctor Who podcast around. All previous episodes are available on the iTunes feed, as well as the Radio Free Skaro homepage - www.radiofreeskaro.com. Enjoy!

Episode Date
Radio Free #641 – Bazalgette City
01:05:02

This week on Radio Free Skaro, it’s time for the nation’s favourite game show* (*not an actual game show) as we dive headlong into another edition of the Miniscope. This week, it’s director Ed Bazalgette, who guided the recent episodes “The Girl Who Died”, “The Woman Who Lived”, and “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” into port. What did the Three Who Rule think of the former guitarist from the 1980s band The Vapors and his work in Doctor Who? Listen and find out! Also, with Doctor Who being produced under a cone of silence as of late, early discussion veers from Doctor Who on Twitch to Amazon reviews to Star Wars to Star Trek and so on. Be warned.

Links:

Doctor Who on Twitch

Miniscope:

Ed Bazalgette
The Doctor’s Meditation
The Girl Who Died
The Woman Who Lived
The Return of Doctor Mysterio

Jun 24, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #640 - Restoration Glee
01:19:55

It’s a jam-packed extravaganza from 1975 this week as we dive deep into the impending release of the Doctor Who Season 12 Blu-Ray starring one Tom Baker as Dr. Who, with interviews from executive producer Russell Minton and director/producer Paul Vanezis what worked on that there shiny set of discs! Plus banter from two of the Three Who Rule who ventured to their local cinemas to view all 625 glorious lines of resolution of “Genesis of the Daleks”. Also San Diego Comic-Con news, the odd tale of Doctor Who on Crackle in Latin America, and more!

Links:

Genesis of the Daleks
UK Season 12 Blu-Ray release delayed
Doctor Who at San Diego Comic-Con
Chloe Dysktra Medium post
Original Doctor Who Comic-Con panel moderator is no longer
Doctor Who Series 10 long-listed for Emmy
Crackle to distribute Doctor Who in Latin America
Jodie Whittaker promoting Cystic Fibrosis UK

Interview:

Genesis of the Daleks
Russell Minton
Paul Vanezis

Jun 17, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #639 – Born Slippy
01:59:11

The Quest is the Quest, if by quest you mean watching the 1978 classic series story “Underworld” and getting through it without great suffering. We kid – two thirds of the Three Who Rule are devout fans of this Tom Baker gem. Will the final third turn his frown upside down? Also, the classic series continues to delight on Twitch, the modern series is on BBC iPlayer, and the TV broadcast home of Doctor Who in Canada is regenerating…

Links:

All of NuWho on iPlayer
BBC to close Maida Vale studio by 2022
SPACE rebrands as CTV Sci-Fi

Commentary:

Underworld

Jun 10, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #638 – London 1965
01:16:15

The topic of Doctor Who missing episodes has been dormant relatively recently, but a tangent in an interview with producer/director Paul Vanezis, who has aided in the recovery of other previously missing Doctor Who episodes, may raise the profile once again. (Listen to the interview with Steven starting at 30:36; JR Southall joins Steven later to discuss what Paul said). Elsewhere, Doctor Who on Twitch has been an unprecedented success, launching new memes and generating fresh enthusiasm amongst a whole new generation of Doctor Who fans!

Links:

Doctor Who on twitch a hit!
London 1965 memes
Season 12 blu-ray revamped visual effects
Doctor Who Magazine 526 released
Big Finish returns to Class
Big Finish Infamy of the Zaross due on vinyl June 16
Doctor Who series 10 and Class coming to UK Netflix in June
TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual
Doctor Who jobs

Interview:

Paul Vanezis
JR Southall

Jun 03, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #637 - Strong Work
01:33:53

Director James Strong faces the eagle eye of the Miniscope this week, with a look at classics like “The Impossible Planet” and “The Satan Pit”, not-so classics (but not his fault!) like “Daleks in Manhattan” and “Evolution of the Daleks”, and romps big and small like “Voyage of the Damned”, “Partners in Crime”, and “Planet of the Dead”. Plus news of “Genesis of the Daleks” cinema screenings (well, one) at the BFI, Twitch streaming Classic Who, Bell Media cancelling Innerspace like a bunch of jerks, and more!

Links:

UK Genesis of the Daleks cinema screening with guest Philip Hinchcliffe – SOLD OUT!
500+ Doctor Who episodes to stream on twitch
Radiophonic Workshop Albert Hall performance live streamed
Hiotchhiker’s on vinyl, for the first time
Innerspace canceled

Miniscope:

James Strong
The Impossible Planet
The Satan Pit
Daleks in Manhattan
Evolution of the Daleks
Voyage of the Damned
Partners in Crime
Planet of the Dead

May 27, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #636 - Intelligent Listening For Beginners
01:24:01

Dollies! Yes, to the delight of Warren and probably no-one else, Character Options is set to release new plastic Who friends, most of which are variants of current models but also the first action dolly for Bill! Also, BBC Television Centre lives on in Google Street View form, and in exciting interview news, we have a chinwag with Andrew Smith, whose latest work for Big Finish is Hour of the Cybermen (1980s!), the First Doctor Volume 2 (1960s!) and Star Cops: Mother Earth (more 1980s!) Cue up your compu-cassettes and enjoy!

Links:

UK Season 12 Blu-Ray delayed
The Enduring Magic of the Radiophonic Workshop
Google Street View scan of BBC TV Centre
Cushing TARDIS on the auction block
Character Third Doctor and TARDIS
Character Eleventh Doctor set
Character 1970s set
Character Twelfth Doctor set
Fairford Festival
Graham Strong died

Interview:

Andrew Smith
Big Finish Hour of the Cybermen
Big Finish First Doctor, Volume 2
Big Finish Star Cops Mother Earth, Part 1

May 20, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #635 – The Sense-Snore-Ites
01:51:56

Progress, in rumour form at any rate, as a tentative and maybe kinda sorta true list of directors for Series 11 makes its way onto the internet, along with scuttlebutt of a BBC, Channel 4 and ITV streaming service in the works. Not to leave Canada out fo the mix, “Genesis of the Daleks” tickets finally go on sale so those of us will finally be able to view 1970s PAL video on the big screen, as it was truly meant to be seen. And speaking of viewing things in a right and proper manner, we have the second half of our gripping and not at all ponderous commentary on “The Sensorites”! Grab your stimulant of choice and enjoy!

Links:

Gallifrey One hotel block
Series 11 Director list… but maybe not final?
UK Broadcasters devising joint streaming service
Genesis of the Daleks Canadian screening tickets now on sale
Thirteenth Doctor books
Knock Knock script up for auction
Doctor Who Infinity teases “The Orphans of the Polyoptera”
Babelcolour First Doctor colourization teaser
Sylvester McCoy and Robert Picardo at the Edinburgh Fringe

Commentary:

The Sensorites, Episodes 4-6

May 13, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #634 – Captain Maitland and the Time Team
01:59:50

There’s a new bunch on the block in the form of Doctor Who Magazine’s new Time Team, so we talked to DWM writer Benjamin Cook about how he put together this new crop of young Who fans to helm the magazine’s longstanding feature. Also, we bring you the first half of our commentary of the 1964 classic(?) “The Sensorites”! Plus: Big Finish news, Doctor Who cinema screenings in Canada, and the oncoming Gallifrey One hotel panic…

Links:

Gallifrey One hotel block
Doctor Who Magazine 525 out
Canadian Genesis of the Daleks screening on June 14
RTD & Moffat talk Target books with Tom Spilsbury
An Unearthly Child script sold for £6200
River Song and four Masters in Big Finish
Hour of the Cybermen synopsis and artwork
Energy of the Daleks on vinyl
Devil’s End Free Comic Book Day issue, cover A
Devil’s End Free Comic Book Day issue, cover B

Interview:

Benjamin Cook
Doctor Who Magazine

Commentary:

The Sensorites, Episodes 1-3

May 06, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #633 – The Erato Adventures of Hercules
01:23:11

The weather is warm, the flowers are blooming and the Doctor Who news is…sparse. Almost non-existent in fact, other than delicious morsels like the Series 9 soundtrack arriving in our eardrums, an official announcement on that US “Genesis of the Daleks” cinema screening on June 11, and of course what you’ve all been waiting for, the second part of our Christopher Barry miniscope, featuring his work on “The Mutants”, “Robot”, “The Brain of Morbius” and perennial favorite (to Chris, at any rate) “The Creature from the Pit”!

Links:

1988 UK response to Doctor Who season 24
Series 9 soundtrack available, “The Shepherd’s Boy” sample track
Genesis of the Daleks cinema screenings press release

Miniscope:

Christopher Barry
The Mutants
Robot
The Brain of Morbius
The Creature from the Pit

Apr 29, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #632 – Barry From Coquitlam
01:12:48

One of the most prolific directors in Doctor Who history finally gets his time in the Miniscope as the Three Who Rule look at the first half of the career of Christopher Barry, breaking down his work on “The Daleks”, “The Rescue”, “The Romans”, the missing stories “The Savages” and “The Power of the Daleks” (as best as possible), and concluding with 1971’s “The Daemons”. Also, while Warren is in New York, news on Gallifrey One, BBC Wales, and upcoming cinema screenings of “Genesis of the Daleks”…

Links:

Gallifrey One 2019 – Sold Out!
BBC Wales new broadcast centre
Genesis of the Daleks cinema screening?
Black Archive – Marco Polo
Infinity wins Game Developer Conference award
BBC sound effects site

Miniscope:

Christopher Barry
The Daleks
The Rescue
The Romans
The Savages
The Power of the Daleks
The Daemons

Apr 22, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #631 – Bandril on the Run
01:14:50

In what can only be described as the universe screwing with us, and because the world of Doctor Who seems to be in lockdown, we have precisely one and a half items of news today, the content of which we shall not divulge in order to create a questionable air of tension before the main event…Fluid Links! Yes, enjoy the Three Who Rule’s shaky insights as we field questions from you, the listeners!

Links:

Forbidden Planet Target book signing
Moffat, RTD and Michael Grade

Apr 15, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #630 - Throw Away Your Gun
01:45:26

Gallifrey One News! As in the fact that tickets for the 30th edition of the greatest convention on Earth go on sale on April 14th. Also, said convention was featured in the latest Doctor Who Magazine! Plus we have tales of Rachel Talalay declining to work on Series 11, BBC rumourmongering, comic, Target novel shenanigans via RTD and The Moff and a commentary for “The Happiness Patrol” brought you to thanks to the generosity of #WhoAgainstGuns!

Links:

#WhoAgainstGuns wraps up
Gallifrey One ticket purchase link active
Doctor Who Magazine 524
Talalay not directing for Series 11
Series 11 to have some Classic Who elements
Hour of the Cybermen, from Big Finish
Titan Comics Road to the Thirteenth Doctor
BBC Worldwide becomes BBC Studios
“Based on the Popular BBC Television Serial” third edition available
Russell T Davies tweaks the novelization for Rose
Steven Moffat makes Peter Cushing canon in Day of the Doctor

Commentary:

The Happiness Patrol

Apr 08, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #629 – Red Hulke
01:09:05

Welcome to April! Which means we’re now only about six months until Jodie Whittaker’s debut as the new Doctor Who! Until then, we’ve got #Whoagainstguns final tallies, some sneaky hints from Philip Morris about “The Web of Fear” Part 3, Hugo nominations for Verity! and Doctor Who “Twice Upon a Time”, and a deep dive into Malcolm Hulke’s left wing leanings with “Doctor Who and the Communist” author Michael Herbert in part three of our Malcolm Hulke Miniscope! Ypa, comrades!

Links:

Gallifrey One 2019 tickets go on sale April 14, 12:00pm PDT
#WhoAgainstGuns campaign ends
#WhoAgainstGuns broke $20,000 with the help of Rachel Talalay
Phillip Morris says Web of Fear 3 may soon be found
Twice Upon A Time, Verity! nominated for Hugo Awards
Series 9 Soundtrack, including limited Stuart Manning art
Christopher Eccleston makes his first convention appearance at London Film & Comic-Con 2018

Miniscope:

Malcolm Hulke
Michael Herbert

Apr 01, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #628 – Hulke Smash!
01:44:17

A cranky Chris (Eccleston), a snippet of Steven (Moffat) and a serendipitous Series 11 opening sequence concept are all in the news this week, but let’s be honest, you’re here for the trenchant insights of one Kyle Anderson of Doctor Who: The Writer’s Room podcast and Nerdist fame (and, we suppose, the Three Who Rule’s meagre offerings) as we delve into the second of our three-part Malcolm Hulke Miniscope with a look at “Colony in Space”, “The Sea Devils”, “Frontier in Space”, and “Invasion of the Dinosaurs”!

Links:

#WhoAgainstGuns
Eccleston speaks out about his time on Doctor Who
Snippet of Moffat’s first Day of the Doctor draft
eBook release of A Second Target for Tommy
Stuart Manning’s Series 11 opening sequence
Doctor Who Infinity game trailer
Doctor Who Infinity interview with Susan Cummings

Miniscope:

Malcolm Hulke
Kyle Anderson

Mar 25, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #627 – The Incredible Hulke
01:33:09

It’s another pre-October week of hints and dribbles of Doctor Who news, including loose-lipped thespian Alan Cumming revealing he has a role in Series 11, audio and Target news, Tom Baker Blu-Ray excitement, and more. All mere preamble to the first part of our Malcolm Hulke Miniscope, featuring Nerdist scribbler and noted cineaste Kyle Anderson to help us look at “The Faceless Ones”, “The War Games”, “Doctor Who and the Silurians” and “The Ambassadors…of Death”!

Links:

#WhoAgainstGuns
Alan Cumming in Series 11
Doctor Who audio recordings archived
Final covers for new Target books
Tom Baker Season 1 Blu-Ray
Series 3 Steelbook
Lady Christina returns in Big Finish
More WhoTalk Commentaries
Delia Derbyshire portrait at Coventry University
Ken Dodd died

Miniscope:

Malcolm Hulke
Kyle Anderson

Mar 18, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #626 – Pyramid of Goop
02:31:50

A jam packed, bumper edition of Radio Free Skaro this week! Not only do we provide you with an update on the #WhoAgainstGuns initiative with Joy Piedmont and Graeme Burk, but we also bring you a full length commentary for the 1987 special effects-laden spectacular that is “Time and the Rani”, with special guest Jonathan Helm of WHO FX! There’s also a bevy of Doctor Who merchandise to tell you about, including the just announced Season 12 Blu-ray set!

Links:

#WhoAgainstGuns
Rachel Talalay writes about the Women’s Gallifrey One panel
Season 12 Blu-Ray due June 11 in the UK
Season 12 Blu-Ray due June 26 in North America
New 6th Doctor Big Finish companion
Rose Target book audio CD
Chriswtmas Invasion Target book audio CD
Day of the Doctor Target book audio CD
Record Store Day City of Death vinyl release
Record Store Day Tomb of the Cybermen vinyl release
One Doctor, Two Hearts book
Tommy’s Top Ten charity book
Topps 2018 Doctor Who signature trading cards
Special Weapons Dalek by Robert Harrop Designs
The Radiophonic Workshop play The Royal Albert Hall
Matt Smith on Desert Island Discs

Commentary:

Time and the Rani
@who_fx / Jonathan Helm

Mar 11, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #625 – Gangsters on the Moon
01:12:20

#WhoAgainstGuns is a cause launched by our friends at Reality Bomb and spearheaded by a larger network of friends and podcasters, and the Three Who Rule are happy to lend their support, as you can hear in this podcast. Further to that, we present our final two interviews from Gallifrey One 2018 – one with Doctor Who scribe Peter Harness, and another with Philip Martin all about his iconic 1970s BBC series “Gangsters”!

Links:

#WhoAgainstGuns
Piers Wenger says Series 11 will have a number of female writers
“Shada” scripts up for auction
William Hartnell’s personal script for “An Unearthly Child” up for auction
“The Enemy of the World” DVD delayed one week
Paul Simpson named new editor for Obverse Books’ Black Archive range
Peter Miles died
The 29 Voyages of Gallifrey One

Interviews:

Peter Harness
Philip Martin

Mar 04, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #624 – Scholarly Scribblings
53:04

As the Con Crud, post-Gally blues and general middle-aged malaise hit the RFS crew, they nevertheless soldier on with news of new Doctor Who logos, Lost Dimensions, new Target novelizations and more, before two sets of interviews from Gallifrey One, the first with Titan Comics brand manager Chris Thompson and the second with scholarly Whovians Joy Piedmont, who ran the academic symposium at last week’s Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles, and Derek Kompare, a media professor who participated in said high-brained shenanigans! Listen and learn!

Links:

The 29 Voyages of Gallifrey One
New Doctor Who logo unveiled
New Doctor Who logo T-shirt
New Target novelizations coming April 5
Sarah Jane Adventures now on BBC iPlayer
Titan Comics’ The Lost Dimension Book 1 out now, Book 2 coming March 20
Pearl Mackie coming to Chicago TARDIS 2018
Make-up artist Dorka Nieradzik died

Interviews:

Chris Thompson from Titan Comics
Joy Piedmont
Derek Kompare

Feb 25, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #623 – A Pinch of Minchin
45:04

The Three Who Rule return for another episode from Gallifrey One in Los Angeles, where they’ve been blown away by the top-notch insights and hilarity of the guests in attendance, from outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat’s take no prisoners Q&As to Camille Coduri’s hilarious response to “what’s your favorite sonic screwdriver?” But there’s still comic book news, effects updates and the debut of Britbox Canada to consider, along with an interview with series producer Brian Minchin! Allons and indeed…y!

Links:

The 29 Voyages of Gallifrey One
Deleted scene from Series 8 hints at Gallifrey
Thirteenth Doctor Comic Announced
Seventh Doctor Comic Announced
BritBox Now in Canada
Multiple effects companies providing VFX for Series 11

Feb 18, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #622 – Radio Free Skaro and the Seven Keys to Doomsday
01:19:19

For the seventh year in a row, it was Radio Free Skaro’s great pleasure to kick off the greatest Doctor Who convention on Earth, Gallifrey One! With guests Sylvester McCoy, Rona Munro, Stephen Wyatt, Philip Martin, Hayley Nebauer, and Lawrence Gough, the convention got off to a roaring start. Come for the guests, stay for the microphone failures! And stay tuned Sunday for a Gallifrey One wrap-up episode!

Links:

The 29 Voyages of Gallifrey One

Feb 17, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #621 – City of Weeping Angels
01:20:05

Intrigue reigns as rumours swirl of a possible move to Sunday night for Series 11 of Doctor Who, along with more concrete news of a “The Enemy of the World” special edition DVD, with commentary moderated by none other than friend of the show Simon Harries! We’ve also got comic book news, some exclusive info about Series 11, and, as we’re in a celebratory mood, why not indulge in our Gallifrey One preview show! Enjoy, and you’ll hear from us next week in Los Angeles!

Links:

The 29 Voyages of Gallifrey One
Gallifrey One update
Doctor Who moving to Sunday nights and starting in October?
“The Enemy of the World” Special Edition DVD coming in March
Original “The Day of the Doctor” excerpt to feature in charity book
Big Finish Fourth Doctor audios now airing on BBC Radio 4 Extra
Doctor Who “The Lost Dimension” graphic novel Book 1 due February 20

Feb 11, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #620 – Doctor, I Let You Go
01:44:04

With months to go before new episodes and a new Doctor, fans and indeed the media are grabbing at any vague crumb they can find, as evidenced by the Radio Times online arm clickbaiting their way into several stories telling us…precisely nothing. But ex-Who poobah Steven Moffat also spoke recently about what he would have done had David Tennant stayed on as the Doctor (spoilers: more or less series 6) and Titan’s Doctor Who line is coming back this summer for Free Comic Book Day, and will in some way introduce their take on Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor! But the main event is the second half of our look at Steven Moffat’s time showrunning Doctor Who, as Heather Berberet, Kyle Anderson and Paul Booth return to look at the Peter Capaldi era!

Links:

Series 11 Episode 1 will be 65 minutes
Steven Moffat and what might have been
Titan relaunches Doctor Who line this summer
Toby Hadoke’s “For The Love Of Doctor Who”
Jeremy Wilkin died

Panel:

Heather Berberet
Kyle Anderson
Paul Booth
DePaul Pop Culture Conference

Feb 04, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #619 – Can I Have An Apple?
01:48:29

The countdown to Gallifrey One continues, with the official convention schedule out for your perusal and ticket transfers up and running until January 31! Also, news of Jo Whit/P-Cap salary equilibrium…and, well that’s it for the news really. And good thing too, because we have part one of our mammoth look back at the Steven Moffat era! This segment focuses on the Matt Smith years and features Doctor Who on the Couch’s Heather Berberet, Nerdist scribe, and co-host of Doctor Who: The Writer’s Room, Kyle Anderson, and educator, podcaster and all around lovely fellow Paul Booth!

Links:

Gallifrey One schedule
Gally ticket transfers close Wednesday
Jodie Whittaker earning the same as Capaldi
Complete History to extend to Twice Upon A Time

Panel:

Heather Berberet
Kyle Anderson
Paul Booth

Jan 28, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #618 – Life of Bryant
01:03:21

Gallifrey One is edging closer to reality and we’re pleased to announce our live show will start off the Friday festivities with “Radio Free Skaro and the Seven Keys to Doomsday,” with Sylvester McCoy, Rona Munro, Philip Martin, Stephen Wyatt, Hayley Nebauer and Lawrence Gough! We also have news of other Gally guests, Blu-ray missives regarding Shada and Season 12, audio updates both Big Finish and otherwise, and our interview from Chicago TARDIS with Peri Brown herself, Nicola Bryant!

Links:

Radio Free Skaro Gallifrey One 2018 Live Show!
Gally guest update, program preview
Shada
Season 12 Blu-ray?
Doctor Who Fan Show Steven Moffat interview part 2
Big Finish undertaking original productions
January BBC audiobooks
Peter Wyngarde died

Interview:

Nicola Bryant
Chicago TARDIS

Jan 21, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #617 – Two Direction
41:52

The Series 11 news train continues unabated, with director announcements, pointless speculation on the amount of Doctor Who content headed our way from the BBC, Gallifrey One news, Time Lord science (which is elevated in Leicester), and a brief but lovely interview from Long Island Who with Dalek operator and Big Finish writer and director Barnaby Edwards!

Links:

Series 11 Block 2 directed by Mark Tonderai
Series 11 Block 3 directed by Sallie Aprahamian
Series 11 to be over 11 hours?
Whittaker will use her Yorkshire accent
Whittaker filmed her regeneration scene the day after she was announced as The Doctor
Steven Moffat Fan Show interview, part 1
Gally adds Redgrave, loses Clarke, Richardson and Ford
Gally announced more guests, sale of reception tickets
Gally exclusive Titan Twelfth Doctor cover
Science of the Time Lords
David Fisher died
David Fisher Miniscope

Interview:

Barnaby Edwards
Long Island Who

Jan 14, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #616 – No Unwanted Opinions Please
01:19:01

Welcome to 2018 which, for now at least, is the Time of Not Much Happening, exemplified by a rather sparse news list this week in the form of “Twice Upon A Time” stats, writer non-participation, new Gallifrey One guests, and the fact that Doctor Who is filming in South Africa! But also, for your edification and entertainment, we also have an interview with Sophie Aldred and Lisa Greenwood from Chicago TARDIS. Listen, enjoy and patiently wait for Series 11 with the rest of us!

Links:

Doctor Who filming in South Africa?
Sarah Dollard not writing for Series 11
Twice Upon A Time final BBC One viewing figure
Gallifrey One welcomes Brian Minchin, Lindsey Alford, Paul Cornell, Caroline Symcox, Keith Barnfather, Bill Baggs and others
Chicago TARDIS 2018 tickets on sale
Blake’s 7 turns 40

Interview:

Sophie Aldred
Lisa Greenwood
Chicago TARDIS

Jan 07, 2018
Radio Free Skaro #615 – The Three Doctors
01:23:47

A year is about to expire, with a new 365 days around the sun just around the corner, and with this transition comes…stats. Yes, those of you who need to know the intimate details of eyeballs upon telescreens during the airing of “Twice Upon a Time”, fret no longer, we have all that information and more, including a truly mindbending look at how television scientists (including several Restoration Team boffins) extracted footage of Morecambe and Wise from a film canister full of goo. Plus news of a Bill Potts action dolly, Britbox coming to Canada, and an interview from Chicago TARDIS with three Doctors, the trio of physicians in question being Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy! Let’s hope all of you have a happy New Year with no complications!

Links:

Twice Upon A Time BBC Overnights
Twice Upon A Time UK Audience Appreciation
Capaldi writes to unsure fan
BritBox coming to Canada in 2018
Morecambe & Wise episode restoration
Peter Capaldi Years Blu-Ray Set
Bill action figure
2017 Doctor Who In Memoriam
LI Who on hiatus

Interview:
Peter Davison
Colin Baker
Sylvester McCoy
Chicago TARDIS

Dec 31, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #614 – The Long Way Round
01:08:50

And so the Peter Capaldi era ends, the Jodie Whittaker era begins, and the David Bradley era sneaks in through the side door for “Twice Upon A Time”, the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas Special. But what did the Three Who Rule think? Join them as they examine the final story of the Steven Moffat era, and the precious few seconds we have until Autumn 2018 of an entirely new Doctor! And, by popular (two people, let’s be honest) request, we also have a spoiler-filled discussion of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, squared away near the end for those of you who enjoy that sort of thing.

Links:

Twice Upon A Time review
Twice Upon A Time regeneration scene
Twice Upon A Time fan show
Doctor Who topped Twitter trends
Series 9 soundtrack due early 2018
Radiophonic Workshop 60th Anniversary celebration
Roger Delgado biography
Doctor Who stuff for Free Comic Book Day 2018
Regeneration effect available on Facebook

Dec 26, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 24
07:25

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 24.

Dec 24, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 23
04:09

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 23.

Dec 23, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 22
03:31

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 22.

Dec 22, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 21
05:39

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 21.

Dec 21, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 20
06:05

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 20.

Dec 20, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 19
04:19

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 19.

Dec 19, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 18
04:26

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 18.

Dec 18, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #613 – It Won’t Be Easy
01:02:09

Only a week and several more hours until “Twice Upon a Time”, and the Whovian Hype Machine ™ is in full swing, with new clips, a behind the scenes look at the making of the Xmas special airing on Space, and and AND Big Finish releases their new First Doctor adventures on Xmas Day! It’s beginning to look a lot like Hartnell…er, Bradley! Plus, Gallifrey One panels, Amazon Prime news, and so much more! And this week’s interview is with Big Finish jack-of-all-trades and Dalek voiceman Nick Briggs from Chicago TARDIS!

Links:

Second Twice Upon A Time trailer
New Twice Upon A Time clip
Doctor Puppet tribute to the 12th Doctor
SPACE airing Twice Upon A Time at 9pm EST and a Christmas Day marathon of Series 10
SPACE “End of an Era” special
Steven Moffat calls Doctor Who “the greatest show in the world”
BBC America airing Twice Upon A Time at 9e/8c and “Farewell to Peter Capaldi” special afterward
BBC America week-long Doctor Who marathon
Amazon Prime Video in the US gets Series 10 in January
Big Finish First Doctor Adventures Vol. 1 comes out December 25
WhoTalk Earthshock and Edge of Destruction commentaries
First all-female author Doctor Who children’s book due on International Women’s Day
Gallifrey One 2018 call for panelists

Interview:

Nicholas Briggs
Chicago TARDIS

 

Dec 17, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 17
04:57

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 17.

Dec 17, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 16
03:26

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 16.

Dec 16, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 15
03:07

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 15.

Dec 15, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 14
03:55

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 14.

Dec 14, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 13
05:28

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 13.

Dec 13, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 12
03:50

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 12.

Dec 12, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 11
05:41

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 11.

Dec 11, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #612 – 120 BPM
01:20:47

Doctor Who musical legend Dudley Simpson passed away recently, and his amount of work in Doctor Who was so massive that it warranted a special Miniscope to cover it! And who better to invite along for this tribute than Mark Ayres, a fan of Dudley’s himself, but also the musical maestro tasked with honouring the recent release of “Shada” with a delectably Dudley-esque score. Also, Advent Calendars galore, Christmas Specials, “Twice Upon a Time”, and more!

Links:

BBC Doctor Who Adventure Calendar
“Twice Upon A Time” BBC One broadcast will be 5:30PM
“Twice Upon a Time” promo pics
BBC One Christmas Trailer
“Twice Upon a Time” DVD/Blu-ray artwork
Graham Kibble-White interview with Steven Moffat
Win a lunch with Russell T Davies!

Miniscope:

Dudley Simpson
Mark Ayres

Dec 10, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 10
03:27

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 10.

Dec 10, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 9
02:29

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 9.

Dec 09, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 8
02:43

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 8.

Dec 08, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 7
03:05

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 7.

Dec 07, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 6
02:44

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 6.

Dec 06, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 5
01:52

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 5.

Dec 05, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 4
03:39

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 4.

Dec 04, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #611 - Simply Having A Wonderful Christmastime
53:18

It’s December and for Doctor Who fans that means Twice Upon of Time is upon us in less than a month…which means a veritable blitz of promotions, news, news about promotions, and so forth. There’s also incoming tat, a story about anamorphic lenses for all you cineastes, and most importantly, interviews with outgoing Doctor Who brand manager Edward Russell and legendary director Waris Hussein! Merry not quite Christmas yet, everyone!

Links:

 

Twice Upon A Time promo image & synopsis
BBC America Twice Upon A Time teaser
Twice Upon A Time at Canadian cinemas
Twice Upon A Time Australian Preview
Twice Upon A Time at Danish cinemas
Doctor Who on the Radio Times cover
iPlayer adding box sets for Christmas
BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios merge
New lenses, new filmic look for Series 11
Series 9 on Netflix UK
Peal Mackie reads bedtime stories for CBeebies
Blu-Ray release of the Peter Capaldi years
Shada delay for North America?
Dr Men vinyl figures
War Machine figure
Long Island Doctor Who

Interview:

Waris Hussein
Edward Russell

Dec 03, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 3
04:05

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 3.

Dec 03, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 2
03:31

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 2.

Dec 02, 2017
Radio Free Skaro – 2017 Advent Calendar, Day 1
05:10

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 1.

Dec 01, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #610 – And Then There’s The Accent
01:15:06

It’s the weekend of American Thanksgiving, which can only mean one thing in the Doctor Who world – Chicago TARDIS! Steven once again represented the Three Who Rule in the midwest, getting interviews, meeting many Doctor Who fans, and generally creating mayhem (he was in bed by 11:00pm every night). And this episode features an onstage interview with Doctor the Fifth, Peter Davison, and Tegan Jovanka herself, Janet Fielding! Also, Paul Booth drops by to talk about the various news items of the week, including many exciting details about the new release of “Shada”!

Links:

Tom Baker Doctor Who Day message
Tom Baker records new live action scene for “Shada”
First Look at “Shada”
A BBC Radio 2 special ft. Jo Whiley & Peter Capaldi airs Dec 21
Jodie Whittaker will run 6 Music on Christmas Eve from 6pm-2am
The UK North will get special advance screenings of “Twice Upon A Time”
Delia Derbyshire gets posthumous PhD
Peter Davison
Chicago TARDIS

Interview:

Peter Davison
Janet Fielding

Guest:

Paul Booth

Nov 26, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #609 - Golden Years
01:47:08

As we hurtle towards Christmas, and more importantly, the premiere of “Twice Upon A Time”, the BBC has delivered a snippet of said story featuring one Peter Capaldi, David Bradley and Mark Gatiss trading badinage in Twelve’s TARDIS, and it is a delight. Also, Steven Moffat was announced to appear at the biggest Doctor Who convention in North America, Gallifrey One, to the general giddiness of the Three Who Rule. Besides all this news, we also have the second part of Warren’s interview with director Rachel Talalay, along with a look at one her stories for our final Second Chances segment with comedian and writer Riley Silverman!

Links:

Twice Upon a Time clip from Children in Need
Children in Need sets a record for donations
Twice Upon a Time will be the end for Murray Gold
Steven Moffat to headline Gallifrey One
John Smith hired to work on Series 10 & Twice Upon a Time
Whoblique Strategies charity anthology coming this month
Chicago TARDIS, Nov 24-26, 2017

Interview:

Rachel Talalay

Second Chances:

Riley Silverman
The Doctor Falls

Nov 19, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #608 - As The World Falls Down
01:48:35

This week on Radio Free Skaro, join two thirds of The Three Who Rule from Long Island Who as Steven and Warren are joined by Deb from Verity! and Alyssa from Whovian Feminism and This Week in Time Travel to talk about the sad passing of Doctor Who music icon Dudley Simpson, some upcoming DVD and audio releases (like Star Cops from Big Finish!), but really dig in to the main event: the new outfit unveiled for Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor! Also in this episode: the first of a two-part interview with director Rachel Talalay, and Luke from TMDWP joins us to talk about “World Enough and Time”!

Links:

Jodie Whittaker’s costume revealed
References in Jodie Whittaker’s costume
The Vanity Fair take on Whittaker’s costume
The Vogue take on Whittaker’s costume
Dudley Simpson dies at age 95
Children in Need to have Twice Upon A Time clip
William Hartnell years of “The Doctors” interview series due on DVD Nov 13
The Daemons of Devil’s End due on DVD on Nov 13
Big Finish announces new Star Cops audio series
LI Who 5, November 10-12

Interview:

Rachel Talalay

Second Chances:

Luke Harrison
World Enough and Time

Nov 12, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #607 – Future Legend
01:08:11

Sad news to impart this week, with the death of Doctor Who director and television pioneer Paddy Russell, who directed “The Massacre”, “Invasion of the Dinosaurs”, “Pyramids of Mars”, and “Horror of Fang Rock”, along with many other non-Who programmes on UK television. We also have news of Shada on DVD in North America, the continued audio adventures of River Song, doings transpiring at Titan Comics regarding the Doctor Who comics line, and in Second Chances we look at “The Eaters of Light” with Doctor Whooch host and Edmonton comic shop owner Danica LeBlanc!

Links:

Paddy Russell died
Paddy Russell Miniscope from Radio Free Skaro #487
Shada on DVD in North America on January 9
River Song in Big Finish for at least three more series
Titan Comics Doctor Who range to have a brief hiatus
Nick Pegg fired from Doctor Who Magazine
Doctor Whooch #125
LI Who 5, November 10-12

Second Chances:

Danica LeBlanc
The Eaters of Light

Nov 05, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #606 – Life On Mars
01:12:22

News is slowly ramping up on the Series 11 front, with directors and executive producers being hired and supposedly hired for the debut series of new Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker and head writer Chris Chibnall, “Twice Upon a Time” in Canadian theatres and Shaaaaaaadaaaa in Australian ones, Gallifrey One guest updates, WOTAN beating up Torchwood (as is right and proper) and in this week’s Second Chances…Mark Gatiss’ “Empress of Mars” with writer Tai Gooden!

Links:

Jamie Childs directs for Series 11?
Sam Hoyle producing Series 11
Twice Upon A Time in Canadian cinemas
Shada Australian cinema release
Gallifrey One guest update: Murray Gold announced! Pearl Mackie cancels!
WOTAN vs Torchwood in Big Finish
LEGO Dimensions officially dead, as is the planned Doctor Who set

Second Chances:

Tai Gooden
Empress of Mars

Oct 29, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #605/A - Doctor Who Series 11 Update
16:25

Breaking news! Details about the upcoming Series 11 of Doctor Who were announced by the BBC not long after our regular episode was released, so the Three Who Rule are here to report (but, really, mostly speculate) about the casting announcements and other details that were released regarding Jodie Whittaker’s first season as Doctor Who!

Links:

BBC Doctor Who news release
Radio Times article
Bradley Walsh as Graham
Mandip Gill as Yasmin
Tosin Cole as Ryan

Oct 23, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #605 – Moonage Daydream
01:17:35

There’s nothing Doctor Who-ish on TV until Christmas…but there is an hour with debonair man of the 1970s, Jon Pertwee, who graces the BBC iPlayer with an hour of his many charms in the imaginatively named “An Hour with Jon Pertwee!” There’s also movement afoot in things game, textual and action dolly, with Big Finish going (even more) digital, A Parliament worth of Dalek Dollies and possibly the premature end of LEGO Dimensions. Our Second Chances this week also marks the end of the Monk Trilogy as Drew Meyer joins us to look at “The Lie of the Land!”

Links:

Doctor Who Magazine 518
Big Finish releases 51-100 go digital only
An Hour with Jon Pertwee
Parliament Dalek figuring set
LEGO Dimensions pulled? Future Doctor Who set DOA?
Doctor Who wins Ally award for LGBT inclusiveness

Second Chances:

Drew Meyer
The Lie of the Land

Oct 22, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #604 – The Man Who Sold The World
01:13:51

We have a long time to wait for new Who (not counting Peter Capaldi’s swan song this Christmas) but already rumors are swirling about how incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall will give us his vision of the good Doctor. In the meantime, we have DVDs headed our way along with an animated version of Shada, the red-headed stepchild of not-quite-lost classic Who stories. And this week’s Second Chances features author and Reality Bomb podcaster Graeme Burk, with his (and our) look at…”The Pyramid at the End of the World”!

Links:

Series 11 format change?
Shada to be completed with animation
Series 10 home video release
Christmas script charity auction

Second Chances:

Graeme Burk
The Pyramid at the End of the World

Oct 15, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #603 - Sound and Vision
01:08:09

Happy Thanksgiving (in Canada)! This week, we have new from New York Comic Con, as one Peter Capaldi charmed the good folk of the Big Apple for one final time as Doctor Who, plus we have news of cinematic screenings of “Twice Upon A Time”, explosive details about Danny Hargreaves’ future and the new season of Doctor Who, and and AND Chip, our friend from This Week in Time Travel and Two-Minute Time Lord, joins us for a look at the start of the Monk Trilogy (such as it was) and all the japery and indeed Papery in…”Extremis!”

Links:

Capaldi at New York Comic Con
Twice Upon A Time to get US cinema screenings
The Companions, illustrated by Russell T Davies
Danny Hargreaves kept on by the new production team
Trevor Martin died

Second Chances:

Chip Sudderth
Extremis

Oct 08, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #602 – Station to Station
01:25:10

Warren returns to the fold this week, to examine both various dribs and drabs of Doctor Who news and to debate amongst the Three Who Rule as to the worth of the new Star Trek: Discovery series. What would a podcast between three nerds be without spurious Trek talk, you ask? Well, it would be a podcast with pop culture reporter Edie Nugent taking a look at Series 10’s space-set not-zombie nail-biter, “Oxygen,” in our Second Chances series!

Links:

Alex Kingston at Edmonton Expo
The Wheel in Space recons on BritBox
Gallifrey One ticket transfers open
Gallifrey One supports the Pop Culture Hero Coalition
Milk VFX Doctor Who Series 10 showreel
Doctor Who Fan Show with RTD & James Goss
Now We Are All 600 podcast with Russell T Davies, James Goss and Richard E Grant
The Barrowmans honour Lis Sladen
Child Out of Time book due October 16
Radiophonic Workshop on Radio 6
Doctor Who Infinity game due Spring 2018
Titan Kawaii Doctor Who figures coming January 18

Second Chances:

Edie Nugent
Oxygen

Oct 01, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #601 – Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
01:07:59

Knock Knock! Who’s there? Kara Dennison, that’s who, as the esteemed blogger, fan, and interviewer for Onezumi Events joins the Three Who Rule to look back at “Knock Knock” in our continuing Second Chances series re-reviewing Series 10 in the lead up to “Twice Upon A Time”. Speaking of which, a synopsis for the 2017 Christmas Special was posted (then deleted), and there’s exciting news of a new series of First Doctor audio stories from Big Finish starring David Bradley as the First Doctor!

Links:

David Bradley plays The First Doctor in Big Finish
Once Upon A Time synopsis
Tom Baker Years interview collection
Sarah Jane Adventures 10-year anniversary
Who Talk commentaries for Claws of Axos and First Doctor historicals
Visual effects books get worldwide release
Donate to Andrew Smith’s charity run

Second Chances:

Kara Dennison
Knock Knock

Sep 24, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #600 – Subterraneans
57:48

600 episodes of Radio Free Skaro! Will the madness ever cease? Not this episode, as we delve into “Thin Ice” with virtuoso Doctor Who comics artist and Twitter bon vivant Rachael Stott for her take on monsters under the Thames, racist punching, and the continued excellence of one Bill Potts! Plus news about the original K-9 and Company theme, P-Cap at New York Comic Con and RTD retconning Harriet Jones! Flydale North lives again!

Links:

 

Peter Capaldi spotlight at NYCC
Original K-9 and Company theme demo unearthed
Russell T Davies reveals Harriet Jones didn’t die after all
Doctor Who Fluxx card game due Nov 23
Seventh Doctor’s hat and Necros Dalek miniature go up for auction Sep 26

Second Chances:

Rachael Stott
Thin Ice

Sep 17, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #599 – Ashes to Ashes
01:16:00

Space-time has become distorted and silly once again with the appearance of a tall stranger, AKA Chris, in Vancouver with Warren! Not only that, but Twitter man about town Tom Dickinson is here for our Second Chances segment to take a gander at “Smile,” where hill give his thoughts on robots, emoji and nanite-human colonization policies. Plus news of the Doctor Who Experience and Class waving goodbye, Jodie Whittaker waving hello (via a Rolling Stone interview) and upcoming Gallifrey One guests of some renown!

Links:

Gallifrey One guest announcement – Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas,
David Bradley!

The Doctor Who Experience closed
Doctor Who Experience goodbye video
Class officially cancelled
Jodie Whittaker Rolling Stone interview
Capaldi had auditioned for DS9
Rachel Talalay auctioning off memorabilia for charity
The Book of Whoniversal records due September 28
RTD & James Goss interview podcast due September 28
Doctor Who and the Krikketmen due January 18, 2018
Steven’s c.1994 fan film Doctor Who titles
Steven: Fun With Feedback 1
Steven: Fun With Feedback 2

Second Chances:

Tom Dickinson
Smile

Sep 10, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #598 – Lady Stardust
01:01:27

As we slog through the Dark Times before the Doctor Who Xmas special “Twice Upon a Time”, the news is a bit thin on the ground, though we have new Gallifrey One guests (including a bevy of them connected to “The Greatest Show in the Galaxy”), upcoming Big Finish, and…the start of our new series of looks back at Series 10: Second Chances! Heather Berberet from Doctor Who On The Couch joins us to take a look at the debut of Bill Potts and the introduction of a mysterious vault in...”The Pilot!”

Links:

Gallifrey One guest announcement
Series 10 DVD/BD due November 7 on North America
Captain John returns to Torchwood
September Big Finish releases

Second Chances:

Heather Berberet
The Pilot

Sep 03, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #597 – Look What You Made Us Do
01:33:41

It’s a veritable gumbo of info this week, with on outgoing showrunner praising an incoming Doctor, Big Finish and Black Archive books news, tales of Peter Capaldi and lifetime achievement awards for Russell T Davies…and a brand new Fluid Links! Your questions, our answers, and practically nothing is resolved! Will this episode thus extend into infinity? Listen….and fiiiiind oooooouutttt!!

Links: 

Jodie Whittaker’s intro has been recorded
Jared Garfield is Ben Jackson
Listen script charity auction
RTD gets lifetime achievement award
In Conversation with RTD, James Goss and Christel Dee
Alex Kingston announced for Edmonton Expo
The Daleks soundtrack due September 15
Toby Hadoke’s Who’s Round with Graeme Harper, part 1
Toby Hadoke’s Who’s Round with Graeme Harper, part 2
Big Finish Tales from New Earth
YANA and Sharaz Jek figurines
Upcoming Black Archive book release schedule
Tales of Terror teaser short story

Aug 27, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #596 - The Lionhearted
01:10:51

Warren has returned from Worldcon, and has tales of Finland, Stockholm and international nerdery to share with Steven, Chris and all you good people before we move to the main event, an interview with author and superfan Steven Hill about Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America. Years in the making, this weighty tome is a comprehensive look at Doctor Who on North American screens, and leaves no televisual stone unturned. Tune in, why don’t you?

Links:

Worldcon 75
Matt Smith sings the Doctor Who theme to Jodie Whittaker
Anniversary of erasing Doctor Who tapes
Survival soundtrack, September 15
The Happiness Patrol remixes, September 18
Dominic Glynn on Start The Music!
Victor Pemberton died

Interview:

Red, White and Who with Steven Hill

Aug 20, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #595 – The Origins of Mr. Who
01:22:08

With Warren away at Worldcon this week (where while Doctor Who did not win a Hugo for “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”, Steven did for his work on Uncanny Magazine!), it’s left to Steven and Chris to talk about the first interviews with Jodie Whittaker since her unveiling as the new Doctor, and other sundry items that tend to fill a news list in the middle of August. But the main feature this week is an interview with friend and author Graeme Burk about his upcoming book “Sydney Newman: Head of Drama”!

Links:

Jodie Whittaker on Radio 6
Jodie Whittaker video about becoming The Doctor
Doctor Who loses the Hugo
Toronto Doctor Who event adds Richard Willis
Mr Men Jack and Rose preview
The Missy Chronicles, due in February
Earl Cameron turns 100

Interview:

Head of Drama, with Graeme Burk

Aug 13, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #594 – Is That Finger Loaded?
02:13:37

It’s the dog days of August, and with no new Doctor Who on the horizon for several months, what better way to spend a couple hours of that time with the Three Who Rule as they watch and commentate on “The Android Invasion”, the 1975…er…classic from the Tom Baker era. And while Warren is away in Scandanavia in advance of Worldcon in Helsink next weekend, Chris and Steven update you all with news of a radio appearance by Jodie Whittaker, a bevy of Big Finish news, and several pieces of merchandise you won’t be able to live without! Now let’s all have a ginger beer!

Links:

Jodie Whittaker on Radio 6
Christmas was almost cancelled
Series 10 deleted scenes
Animated Shada from BBC Worldwide
Blink, 10 years on
Upcoming Big Finish releases
Tenth Doctor and Web of Fear audios
Doctor Who Audio Annual
Doctor Who Mr Men figurines
2018 Doctor Who calendar
Yeti figurine
Christel Dee interview part 4

Commentary:

The Android Invasion

Aug 06, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #593 - School Ties and Martian Lies
01:43:33

The Quiet Times have returned, with the Series 10 finale and San Diego Comic-Con receding in the distance and a long wait to December 25 ahead of us. But that doesn’t stop the dogged determination of the Three Who Rule, who won’t let a little thing like a lack of new material stop them from chattering on about one Mr. Who! And as a bonus we have an interview with Class and Doctor Who director Wayne Yip and a roll of the randomizer to determine which classic commentary will happen next week! Dare you listen? You dare indeed!

Links:

 

Unproduced Series 4 Script from Mark Gatiss
Nicholas Hoult was meant to be in Who
Peter Davison left twitter
Christel Dee interview part 2
Twice Upon A Time North American home video release
Series 10 Part 2 North American home video artwork

Interview:

Wayne Yip

Jul 30, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #592 – I Was Fond Of Her Too, Jamie
01:05:13

Comic-Con! Yes, SDCC has come and gone once again, and with it we now have a trailer for “Twice Upon a Time,” the swan-song for one P-Cap and the glorious retconning of one D-Brad as the First Doctor, along with words and thoughts from gentleman scribe Kyle Anderson, who gives us an almost-live look from the ground as he left the BBC panel, as well as filling us in the Classic Who panel he moderated featuring Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sophie Aldred! Plus a simply staggering pile of news about dollies, the continued stir over a female Doctor, and so..much..swag. And sadly, we also have to report the passing of both Deborah Watling and Trevor Baxter, who will be sorely missed.

Links:

Twice Upon A Time trailer
Comic-Con Doctor Who Panel
SDCC IMDB interview with Capaldi, Moffat and Kevin Smith
SDCC Empire interview with Capaldi, Moffat and Gatiss
SDCC Entertainment Weekly interview with Capaldi, Moffat, Mackie, Gomez and Gatiss
SDCC Classic Doctor Who panel, moderated by Kyle Anderson
SDCC SyFy interview with Davison, Aldred and C Baker
Wheel in Space telesnap recon preview
Deborah Watling died
Trevor Baxter died
Big Finish tribute to Trevor Baxter
13th Doctor Announcement Stats
The BBC Responds to Whittaker Casting Complaints
Capaldi’s Salary Revealed
Whittaker to get parity salary
Tom Spilsbury’s interview Hartnell challenge
The Simpsons jokes about a female Doctor
Series 10 DVD/BD Box Set release date?
Character Options renews license, 13th Doctor stuff available Autumn 2018
Penguin Random House extends book license
Doctor Who RPG Humble Bundle
Christel Dee Interview (Part 1)
Big Finish to do Doctor’s Daughter audio
River Song features in Titan’s The Lost Dimension

Jul 24, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #591 – The Future is Female
01:19:21

The Whoniverse was on the edge of its seat today, for the announcement of…the second instalment of Fluid Links! But of course we actually mean the historic announcement of the Thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to take on the the role and the flag-bearer for Chris Chibnall’s new era of Doctor Who, due late next year. What do the Three Who Rule think of the announcement? Listen and find out! And also Fluid Links, we may have mentioned those earlier.

Links:

Jodie Whittaker IS THE DOCTOR!
Jodie Whittaker on Wikipedia
First Jodie Whittaker interview
Chibnall said he always wanted the next Doctor to be a woman
The Doctor Falls final BBC One viewing figures
Retro TV adds more Classic Who
North American Series 10 Part 2 home video release
Brian Minchin joins Hartswood Films
Tom Spilsbury steps down as Doctor Who Magazine editor
Doctor Who marketing job opening

Jul 16, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #590 – Blue Man Group
01:15:09

Series 10 may be over, but your questions have just begun! Fluid Links returns (and re-returns next week) for us to answer, dodge and blatantly lie our way through your thoughtful enquiries about the ast series of Doctor Who…and the Xmas special still to come!

Links: 

World Enough and Time final BBC One viewing figures
The Doctor Falls BBC America ratings
The Doctor Falls Appreciation Index
San Diego Comic-Con Doctor Who panel details
SDCC Classic Doctor Who Panel, hosted by Kyle Anderson!
Toronto Doctor Who hosts Eric Saward
Red, White and Who preorder begins August 21

Jul 09, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #589 – Without Hope, Without Witness, Without Reward
01:10:42

Lo, the (almost) end has come, and the Three Who Rule have thoughts, feels and comments about “The Doctor Falls,” the penultimate episode for both director Rachel Talalay and showrunner/writer Steven Moffat. What did the three scoundrels think of this stew of Masters and Mondasians? More to the point, what’s going on with the First Doctor and the upcoming Xmas special? So many questions! Next week, the return of Fluid Links, but only pertaining to Series 10, so no questions about Nimons and Axons!

Links:

The Doctor Falls review
Christmas Special press release
Christmas Special promo pic
Doctor Who Fan Show interviews Moffat & Talalay
Moffat homage to RTD as mentioned in the Fan Show
Matt Lucas says goodbye
Michelle Gomez says goodbye
The Doctor Falls BBC One overnight viewing figures
The Eaters of Light final BBC One viewing figures
World Enough and Time Appreciation Index
The Thirteenth Doctor’s actor should be known soon
Gallifrey One guest announcement
Peter Capaldi and Doctor Who at San Diego Comic-Con
LI Who guests
Voord and Tetrap figurines
Planet 14 Information

Jul 02, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #588 - Doctor Who and The Genesis of the Cybermen
49:31

Live from Gloucestershire, it’s Radio Free Skaro! With Steven visiting the United Kingdom, it seemed only right to watch and review this week’s Doctor Who (the show, not the character) in the nation where it was created. And so noted Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell and esteemed podcaster Dave Probert join Steven in talking about “World Enough and Time”, a dazzling writing effort from Steven Moffat, directed with chilling precision by Rachel Talalay, and acted to perfection by the main cast. Listen in to talk about the episode, about how the promotion of the series may have muted its impact, and a live stats report to the delight of all!

Links:

Doctor Who S10E11 “World Enough and Time”
“World Enough and Time” overnight viewing figures
“Empress of Mars” final viewing vigures
“The Eaters of Light” AI
Bath Festival “Creating Doctor Who” panel on October 2
Big Finish Cybermen sale
Dr. Tenth Christmas book coming October 17
Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Sue Vertue creating new “Dracula” adaptation

Jun 25, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #587 - Death By Scotland
01:12:52

Gloom, doom, and light-eating tentacle dogs are the topic du jour for the Three Who Rule, as they viewed the Rona Munro penned, Charles Palmer helmed “The Eaters of Light” and formed cogent, well reasoned analyses of the third to last episode of Series 10, and didn’t at all speculate wildly about Mondasian Cybermen, bearded former Masters, Missy’s weird turn towards mercy and more. And speaking of Masters, Big Finish just announced that Derek Jacobi will return to his “Utopia” role as the Doctor’s best enemy with a new series of “War Master” audios, which recent BF convert Warren is feverishly anticipating! Plus Moffatt and Chibnall interviews, side glances at Funk Pops, and…yes, stats. Now go eat a fried Mars Bar and stand around on a dark Scottish moor contemplating the futility of existence! Go on!

Links:

The Eaters of Light Review
The Eaters of Light BBC One overnight viewing figures
World Enough and Time promo image
The Lie of the Land final BBC One viewing figures
The Empress of Mars Appreciation Index
The Doctor Falls synopsis
Doctor Who Countdown Concert
Chibnall: The Man Who Reinvented The Cliffhanger
Doctor Who Experience to close September 9
Big Finish War Master stories coming in December
Simon Guerrier interviewed Steven Moffat
Troughton Years interview collection
Dalek documentary crowdfunding effort
SDCC exclusive Clara Funko Pop

Jun 18, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #586 – Jackdaw Meanderings
01:07:51

A spot of tea, a biscuit, some empire-building and hostile action against upright crocodiles are the order of the day as the Three Who Rule look at “Empress of Mars,” Mark Gatiss’ latest (and last?) foray into the world of Doctor Who and Wayne Yip’s second directorial run for Series 10. Plus more news of Gatiss and Who, comics, Big Finish, stats (feh) and a Canadian wins breakfast with seven Doctors! By the moons we honour thee!

Links:

Empress of Mars review
Empress of Mars BBC One overnight viewing figures
Empress of Mars was almost about Brexit
Details of the proposed Sleep No More sequel/prequel
Pyramid final BBC One viewing figures
Lie of the Land Appreciation Index
World Enough and Time synopsis
Capaldi’s regeneration to be different?
RTD says he knows who the next Doctor will be
Alan Cumming twice turned down the role of The Doctor
Moffat reflects on Blink, 10 years later
Gatiss also leaving with Moffat & Capaldi?
Rakhee Thakrar new 8th Doctor Big Finish companion
First Titan “Lost Dimension” covers
A Canadian won the contest to have breakfast with 7 Doctors
Peter Sallis died

Jun 11, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #585 – Fake News Central
01:06:47

It’s the end of the Monk Trilogy with the Toby Whithouse scripted and Wayne Yip directed “The Lie of the Land”…but what were the Hot Takes™ of the Three Who Rule (reunited, and it feels so good) on the curtain-draped corpses with the lightning and the brainwashing and the what not? What of Bill and Nardole and their quest to find the Doctor? And most importantly…what of Peter Capaldi’s new coat!? Plus we have news of stats, steelbooks and the Resurrection of Ruprecht! Listen..and pay no mind to that monk hovering over your shoulder!

Links:

“The Lie of the Land” review
“The Lie of the Land” BBC One overnights
“Extremis” BBC One final viewing figures
“The Pyramid at the End of the World” Appreciation Index
“The Eaters of Light” synopsis
Doctor Who Magazine talks Episodes 8-11
Patrick Ness won’t write any more Class
Ice Warrior prop head found and restored
Series 2 BluRay steelbook
Fantom Audio alternate “The Green Death” commentary
Master Car

Jun 04, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #584 – Pyramid Power
01:04:00

We’ve reached the middle portion of the Trilogy of the Monks with “The Pyramid at the End of the World”, and who better to lend a hand ruminating on tractor beams, world peace, pandemics and panic than Wife in Space impresario Neil Perryman? Neil joins the Two Who Rule (in the form of Warren and Steven) to hash out what in the actual hell is going on with these mysterious robed fellows, before getting to the most important news of the week…Doctor Who branded skin care products. Stats, speculation, and the great nation of China single-handedly resurrecting Classic Who (in our minds) and more!

Links:

Episode 7 – “The Pyramid at The End of the World”
Episode 7 edited due to Manchester bombing
“The Pyramid at The End of the World” overnight ratings
“Oxygen” final viewing figures
“Extremis” AI: 82
“The Empress of Mars” synopsis
Rachel Talalay directing Christmas Special
Doctor Who renewed for five more series?
First guest announcement for Gallifrey One 2018
Downtime Region 1 DVD release
Titan Comics summer event
New Doctor Who licensees

May 28, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #583 - The Meddling Monks
01:14:05

We’re at the midway point of Series 10 (sniff) so what better time for Steven Moffat to check in on the show he runs by penning another episode himself in the form of “Extremis”, a mind-bending escapade that took viewers from England to the Vatican and all points in between. Or did it…? Once again, the inestimable Kyle Anderson steps in as a replacement for one of the Three (in place of Warren this time) to join Chris and Steven on this review. What did they think? What of the Monks? And the occupant of the Vault? In this podcast we are revealed…

Links:

Episode 6 – “Extremis”
Moffat and Mulkern talk “Extremis”
“Extremis” BBC One overnight viewing figures
“Oxygen” overnight viewing figures
Oxygen Appreciation Index
Jamie Mathieson talks Gus and Oxygen
“Knock Knock” final BBC One viewing figures
“The Lie of the Land” synopsis
Michelle Gomez leaving Who along with Moffat & Capaldi
…or is she?
Michelle Gomez reddit AMA
Big Finish releasing second Tenth Doctor audio series
BBC shutting down TV episode downloading service
Radiophonic Workshop’s “Burials in Several Earths” released
Who poetry book written by James Goss and Illustrated by Russell T Davies due in September
Doctor Who Time Vortex 360 web-based game released
Eric Pringle reportedly died

May 21, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #582 – Every Breath You Take
56:31

It’s that most wondrous time of the year again, Base Under Siege-mas, in the form of Jamie Mathieson’s anti-corporate not-zombie saga “Oxygen”! What did the Three Who Rule think? Listen and find out, before their oxygen credits are depleted and they’re sucked into the cold, meaningless vacuum!

Links:

Episode 5 – “Oxygen”
“Thin Ice” final ratings
Knock Knock AI rating – 83
“The Pyramid at The End of the World” synopsis
Geoffrey Bayldon (1923-2017)

May 14, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #581 – Is There A Doctor In The House?
01:08:18

It’s time for Steven, Warren and noted Nerdist Kyle Anderson to assess the timbre of “Knock Knock,” the Mike Bartlett penned ode to lumber-based horror and insectile consumption. Did the Two Who Rule and Kyle consider this story a mighty oak or a mere sapling in the forest of Series 10? Plus news of a new series of Torchwood via Big Finish starring (Lumber)Jack Harkness and the rest of the gang plus new recruits, and a thrilling dive into the prehistory of computer games. No trees were harmed in the production of this podcast.

Links:

Doctor Who S10E04 “Knock Knock”
“Knock Knock” overnights – 4.32m, 24.9% share
Doctor Who: The Fan Show with David Suchet and Mike Bartlett
Stay at the house used for exteriors for “Knock Knock”
Kyle Anderson’s “Knock Knock” review on Nerdist
Smile final BBC One viewing figures 5.98M, 23rd for the week
“Thin Ice” AI: 84
S10E06 “Extremis” synopsis
“Knock Knock” character was meant to be related to Harry Sullivan
UK DVD/BD S10 releases: Part 1, May 29; Part 2, July 17, will include binaural version of “Knock Knock”
New Big Finish companion for Fourth Doctor
New Torchwood full cast audio series from Big Finish, takes pace after Miracle Day
Doctor Who Skype Bot
Doctor Who Nerd Block figures, first is Tennant from End of Time
New K-9 design revealed

May 07, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #580 - Fish Food Frolics
01:01:39

It’s 1814, and Regency London is cold, racist, and beset by a big fish under the the Thames…but the Doctor and Bill are on the case! As are Steven, Warren and Nerdist’s own Kyle Anderson (for the second week running) with their take on Sarah Dollard’s sophomore Doctor Who effort “Thin Ice,” as well as a detailed examination of stats, new Mr. Men books, free Comic Book Day, and rampant dismissal of frenzied speculation on the occupant of The Vault!

Links:

Doctor Who S10E03 “Thin Ice”
“Thin Ice” overnight viewing figures
“Smile” AI – 83
“The Pilot” final viewing figures: 6.68m, 10th for the week
Den of Geek interviews Ep 1 and 2 director Lawrence Gough
S10E05 “Oxygen” synopsis
Class ratings on BBC America
Class DVD/BR details
Mark Gatiss “wasn’t approached” to be new showrunner
Steven Moffat to appear at the Hay Festival (May 25-June 4)
Michelle Gomez narrates “Dr. Twelfth”
New Doctor Who/Mr. Men books coming for Two, Seven, Eight, and Nine
Four Doctors crossover in Titan Comics starting in September
Peter Capaldi at Calgary Expo

Apr 30, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #579 – The Crooked Smile
01:14:23

A rare occurence on this week’s Radio Free Skaro in that two thirds of the regular Three Who Rule are absent. So we present to you Two other Rulers! Erika from Verity! and Kyle from Doctor Who: The Writer’s Room join Steven (Chris and Warren are off somewhere making tea) to review the second episode of this most recent series of Doctor Who. Will they be smiling or in their appreciation of it? Or will they merely be gritting their teeth and pretending as to not get murdered by cute robots? Isn’t that everyday anyway?

Links:

Doctor Who S10E02 “Smile”
“Smile” – overnight viewing figures
Memorial University prof inspires robots on new episode of Doctor Who
“The Pilot” AI – 83
“Knock Knock” synopsis
Knock Knock to get a binaural audio edition on iPlayer for headphone users
David Bradley back as the First Doctor in the Christmas special?
David Bradley is cagey about the Christmas Special
Class North American DVD/BR release July 11
Oxford English Dictionary adding some DW words: Sonic Screwdriver, TARDIS, Dalek, Cyberman
Radiophonic Workshop concert and Q&A at the Science Museum June 16, £25
BBC Studios in Wales gets new head of drama

Apr 23, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #578 – A Star in Her Eye
01:15:51

The time has finally arrived, with new Doctor Who gracing our screens and Bill, a new companion, capturing our hearts. Puddles, Movellans and so much more danced across our eyeballs this past Saturday in “The Pilot”, and the Three Who Rule have thoughts and bon mots to share about the return of Who and the stories still to come! But like all Moffat-era Who, there are twists and turns still to come, like the fact that Capaldi says he’s filmed the regeneration before the Christmas episode was lensed. Mystery and intrigue!

Links:

The Pilot!
The Pilot BBC One overnights!
Steven Moffat’s Series 10 episode guide!
Capaldi says he’s filmed his character’s death scene!
Thin Ice synopsis!
Big Finish’s The Helm of Awe!
The Pescatons and Doctor Who Sound Effects vinyl re-release!

Apr 16, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #577 – Second Chances
01:22:16

It’s a week before new Doctor Who, which means a veritable tsunami of news, previews and madness, including the surprise reveal that John Simm will come back as the Master and possibly cause a shipping paradox the likes of which hasn’t been seen since SuperWhoLock! In other surprises, Britbox announced they’re streaming most of Classic Who, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” was nominated for a Hugo, and we have a new segment called Second Chances looking at that very story with Titan Comic Tenth Doctor scribe Nick Abadzis!

Links:

 

Series 10 wrapped filming!
Series 10, second trailer!
John Simm returns as The Master!
The Pilot airs at 7:20pm on BBC One!
Smile synopsis!
Series 10 first 10 titles & writers & directors!
Series 10 press pack interviews!
Introducing Bill Potts!
Series 10 teaser image!
Christmas Special begins filming in July!
Pearl Mackie only around for one year?
Prime in New Zealand begins Series 10 on April 17!
BritBox brings Classic Who back to streaming!
Doctor Who Comics Day is September 2!
Doctor Mysterio gets a Hugo nomination!
Tim Piggot-Smith died.
Gallifrey One 2018 tickets went on sale!

Interview:

Nick Abadzis
The Return of Doctor Mysterio!

Apr 09, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #576 – The Fisher King
01:25:06

We’re in the final stretch run of The Year (and a bit) of No Doctor Who, as Series 10 is less than two weeks away! There’s spoiler-free talk of synopses, the character of Bill Potts is revealed to be gay (hooray!), and there are various promotional things happening in and around the premiere of “The Pilot” on April 15. And we take our last look inside the Miniscope for this year with a detailed analysis of the works of writer David Fisher, author of four stories from the later Tom Baker era!

Links:

– Synopsis for The Pilot!
– Season 10 Plot Setup!
– Bill will be gay!
– Capaldi and Mackie at the BFI & RT TV Festival
– Mr Men at the Doctor Who Experience
– Myths & Legends book!
– RiffTrax covers The Five Doctors!
– The Almost Doctors!
– Sydney Newman’s Centenary!

Miniscope:

– David Fisher
– The Stones of Blood
– The Androids of Tara
– The Creature from the Pit
– The Leisure Hive

Apr 02, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #575 – Beyond the Valley of the Thals
01:49:09

With new Who slowly ambling towards our eyeballs, the news pace has picked up somewhat, with publicity stills, tantalizing details concerning Ice Warriors, and the release of the 1999 charity special “The Curse of Fatal Death” on Youtube (otherwise known as ‘streaming VHS’)! But this is a mere tease, the frothiest of fripperies, the lightest of garnishes (and so forth, please get on with it) to the reappearance of one Kyle Anderson, Nerdist scribbler and all-around fine fellow, as we complete our commentary of….The Daleks!

Links:

– Ice Warrior episode teasers!
– Series 10 publicity stills!
– The Pilot gets a New Zealand cinema screening!
– Australian Doctor Who panel show debuts after The Pilot!
– Chibnall will write the new Doctor’s first words!
– Red Nose Day Doctor Who charity auction!
– Red Nose Day Doctor Who charity lottery!
– The Curse of Fatal Death re-released by the BBC!

Commentary:

– The Daleks! The Mutants! The Dead Planet!
– Kyle Anderson!

Mar 26, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #574 – Valley of the Thals
02:07:06

It’s time for a visit to The Dead Planet to see some Mutants in “The Daleks” with the Three Who Rule and Doctor Who: The Writers Room podcaster, Nerdist scribe and gentleman bounder Kyle Anderson as a special guest! Thrill to Steven’s knowledge of televisual minutiae, twirl to Kyle’s searing insights, sashay to Chris’s detailed analysis and recoil at the sight of Warren’s brain melting at the (in his sole opinion) grinding tedium of the early Hartnell era! Plus news like the first official Series 10 trailer, but who needs that when you’ve got survivors escaping an ordeal and an ambush, thus expediting a rescue!

Links:

– Series 10 Episode 1 will be called The Pilot!
– Series 10 will have a 3-parter in the middle!
– Official BBC Series 10 trailer released!
– Missy’s reaction to the trailer!
– Australian cinema details for the Series 10 Premiere!
– Paul Cornell’s Chalk
– New Radiophonic Workshop album!
– “Directed by Douglas Camfield” by Michael Seely!

Commentary:

– The Daleks! The Mutants! The Dead Planet!
– Kyle Anderson!

Mar 19, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #573 – Stevie Nicks
01:37:10

No sooner did we joke about Mondasian Cybermen in Series 10 than they magically appear in a publicity shot with one Peter Capaldi! While we’d like to claim prophetic wisdom in this matter, we had no inside knowledge and this was likely a “going out in style” wish from one Mr. Capaldi, and we are all the better for it. P-Cap will also be gracing the small, inconsequential town of Calgary, AB for Calgary Expo at the end of April, to the delight of bouffant enthusiasts across the Canadian prairies! And in other good news, we have two interviews to round out our Gallifrey coverage, one with the voice of the Daleks, Cybermen (plus many others) and Big Finish man about town Nicholas Briggs, and the other with writer, director, actor and Dalek operator Nicholas Pegg! Do we have the right? Of course we do!

Links:

– Peter Capaldi at Calgary Expo!
– Series 10 trailer “A Time for Heroes”
– Mondasian Cybermen and Rachel Talalay are back in Series 10!
– Class episode 1 as part of the Series 10 Premiere cinema experience!
– Big Finish Humble Bundle!
– Spare Parts on vinyl!

Interviews:

– Nicholas Pegg!
– Nicholas Briggs!
– Gallifrey One!

Mar 12, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #572 – Comic Sans
56:32

As the weeks tick slowly down to new Doctor Who, we have a short teaser to discuss, with sparks and Capaldi hair and Nardole and Bill! Gallifrey One 2018 tickets go on sale soon, so get your purchasing fingers limbered! The Series 10 premiere will hit theatres in April, and we salute John Hurt’s last turn as the War Doctor in the Big Finish production “Casualties of War”! Finally, we have two interviews from Gallifrey One for you, with novelist, comic book scribe and Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell, as well as Titan Comics brand manager Chris Thompson!

Links:

– Gallifrey One 2018 tickets go on sale April 8
– Series 10 teaser
– First five Series 10 episode titles revealed?
– US cinemas will get the Series 10 premiere April 17 & 19
– Trailer for Big Finish “Casualties of War”, John Hurt’s last performance as the War Doctor 
– Disney Time Tom Baker links from 1975
– Missing Who event May 27, ft. Deborah Watling, Peter Purves, Sue Malden, Philip Morris, Graham Strong
– Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later

Interviews:

– Chris Thompson
– Paul Cornell

Mar 05, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #571 – Silver Nitrate
01:01:53

Post-Gally blues…or post-Gally buzz? The Three Who Rule were in high spirits this week, energized by a most wonderful gathering of the tribe in Los Angeles. This episode presents two interviews from Gallifrey One, first with TV consultant for the BFI, Dick Fiddy, and second with Red Dwarf and Doctor Who costume designer Howard Burden! Tally ho!

Links:

– Class final BBC One viewing figures
– Series 10 Parts 1 & 2 DVD and Blu-Ray
– Pertwee Years interview collection
– Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later

Interviews:

– Dick Fiddy
– Howard Burden

Feb 26, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #570 – Happiness Will Prevail
48:39

In our second of two episodes this weekend from Gallifrey One, the Three Who Rule run down all the fascinating sights and sounds they’ve seen this weekend at Gallifrey One, give the inside scoop on what happened to a couple of missing guests from their live show on Friday, and speculate some more about Peter Capaldi’s departure and Chris Chibnall’s arrival! Also, an interview with musician Dominic Glynn, and a missing episodes update from the Restoration Team’s Steve Roberts!

Links:

– Chris Chibnall almost convinced Peter Capaldi to stay
– Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later

Feb 19, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #569 – Radio Free Skaro: Victorian Gothic Folly
01:18:37

Hooray for Gallifrey! The Three Who Rule are back for their ninth(!) trip to Gallifrey One, the real happiest place on Earth, and for the sixth(!!) year running, it has been their honour to help launch the convention in style with their very own live show. This year, Paul McGann, Philip Hinchcliffe, Roger Murray-Leach, Rachael Stott, and Nick Abadzis were the guests, and a grand time was had by all. Listen in and enjoy!

Guests: 

– Paul McGann
– Philip Hinchcliffe
– Roger Murray-Leach
– Nick Abadzis
– Rachael Stott

Links:
– Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later

Feb 18, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #568 – The Shining World of the Seven Systems
01:35:35

Our favorite weekend of the year is here in less than a week, the Whovian celebration known as Gallifrey One! We’ll be there doing our live show at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the main hall with our live show, “Radio Free Skaro: Victorian Gothic Folly,” but in the meantime get comfortable as we break down what we’re looking forward to seeing and doing at the LAX Marriott, and stay tuned next week for shows from the con!

Links:

– Missy promo for Series 10
– Doctor Who Magazine #509 confirms Series 10 writers and directors
– Class Ep 5 and 6 final ratings on BBC One
– BFI hosting a panel discussion for Series 10 on April 9
– Delia Derbyshire 80th birthday electronic music heritage project 
– “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” DVD extras
– “The Power of the Daleks” DVD extras
– Gallifrey One: 28 Days Later

Feb 12, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #567 - The Clock Strikes Twelve
01:38:20

Capaldexit! Yes, the Three Who Rule were sideswiped (as was everyone else) by Peter Capaldi’s surprise announcement that he was leaving the role of The Doctor, and after admonishing the UK press for baseless speculation, the RFS crew engaged in frankly hypocritical predictions of their own. That plus stats, Series Ten news and a 70 minute(!) Miniscope about writer/director Terence Dudley round out this episode! Enjoy!

Links:

– Peter Capaldi leaving after Series 10.
– Peter Capaldi’s tenure.
– Ben Whishaw is the bookie’s favourite for the next Doctor!
– Series 10 starts April 15 on BBC One!
– Series 11 may start Autumn 2018!
– Series 10 starts April 15 on BBC America!
– Class premieres April 15 on BBC America!
– Series 10 writer list!
– Mark Gatiss brings back the Ice Warriors!
– Gareth David-Lloyd announced for Gally!
– Naoko Mori announed for Gally!
– Gallifrey One Schedule!
– Class eps 7 & 8 BBC One viewing figures!
– Class eps 3 & 4 BBC One final viewing figures!
– Big Finish wins BBC Drama award!
– Doctor Puppet War Doctor puppet!

Miniscope:

– Terence Dudley!
– Meglos!
– Four to Doomsday!
– Black Orchid!
– The King’s Demons!
– K-9 and Company: A Girl’s Best Friend!
– K-9 and Company fan titles!

Feb 05, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #566 – Never Cruel Or Cowardly
02:07:58

It is with a heavy heart that we mark the passing of acting legend John Hurt, beloved by Whovians for his portrayal of the War Doctor in “The Day of the Doctor” but with a career spanning the best of film, TV, and the stage. In happier news, we can now announce the guests for our Gallifrey One live show (contained within) and some other notable Gally news, updates and miscellany! We also announce the winner of our Whographica giveaway contest! Plus stats (bleh) and a commentary for the 1978 story “The Ribos Operation”! To me, Sholakh!

Links:

– John Hurt died.
– Radio Free Skaro… Live From Gallifrey One 2017!
– Gallifrey One guest update and reception info!
– Who’s Queer Now? featuring Russell T Davies!
– Class BBC One ratings!

Commentary:

– The Ribos Operation!

Jan 29, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #565 – Warning: Graphic Content
01:18:21

Dollies, Nardole and a reliably batty, 83 years young Tom Baker are the mere froth on the fancy latte of Whographica, an exquisite collection of infographics featuring incredibly nerdy deep dives into the corners and recesses of Doctor Who trivia. We interviewed authors Simon Guerrier, Steve O’Brien and Ben Morris, to find out what went into this expansive and frankly obsessive labour of love. Adjust your rectangular framed glasses, straighten your turtleneck, and enjoy! And listen in to see how you can win a copy of Whographica (courtesy BBC Books) of your very own!

Links:

– Gallifrey One guest update!
– Gallifrey One miscellaneous update!
– Matt Lucas sticks around for longer!
– Class viewing figures for episodes 3 & 4!
– Class episodes 1 and 2 appreciated!
– Upcoming 5.5″ action figures!
– Playmobil pop culture figures!
– Happy birthday Tom Baker!
– Rodney Bennett died.

Interview:

– Whographica!
– Simon Guerrier
– Steve O’Brien
– Ben Morris

Contest:

– Win a copy of Whographica!

Jan 22, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #564 – At Long Last, Wendy Padbury
01:05:34

For seemingly every single Doctor Who convention that one or all of the Three Who Rule have ever attended, Wendy Padbury has been there. Standing next to them in lines, walking past them in the hallway, but never, ever a guest on Radio Free Skaro. Until today! Ms. Padbury joins a panel of fine thespians (and Doctor Who companions) Anneke Wills, Deborah Watling, Louise Jameson, and Lisa Greenwood (and all interviewed by our very own Steven) recorded at Chicago TARDIS from this past November!

Links:

– Class Ep 1 and 2 overnight viewing figures on BBC One
– Toby Hadoke’s 2016 In Memoriam video

Chicago TARDIS Interview:

– Anneke Wills
– Deborah Watling
– Wendy Padbury
– Louise Jameson
– Lisa Greenwood

Jan 15, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #563 – Murder By Illusion
52:24

And so we enter another fallow period as the Christmas special recedes into the dark recesses of 2016 but new Who has yet to arrive. What to do? How about diving deep into the history of Doctor Who with an interview with behind-the-scenes specialist and Twitter phenomenon @WhoSFX? Yes, you will listen to said interview! You will, or suffer the consequences!

Links:

– Happy birthday William Hartnell!
– Class debuts on BBC One tomorrow!
– The Return of Doctor Mysterio final BBC One viewing figures!
– Power of the Daleks in colour now at the BBC Store!

Interview:

– WhoSFX

Jan 08, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #562 – And So We’re Told This Is The Golden Age
58:55

Goodbye 2016, and hello new year! And what better way to ring in a new wander around the sun than stats? Well, practically anything, but that’s all we’ve got! All, that is, except for an interview with Big Finish impresario and voice of the Daleks Nick Briggs, recently conducted at LI Who by Warren! Enjoy, or you will be exterminated!

Links:

– Gallifrey One guest update!
– The Return of Doctor Mysterio sets BBC America record!
– The Return of Doctor Mysterio Appreciation Index
– Long Island Doctor Who

Interview:

– Nicholas Briggs

Jan 01, 2017
Radio Free Skaro #561 - Lucy & Grant: Dawn of Justice
01:19:44

Superheroics! Derring-do! Balderdash, mumblesuch and in the middle of it all stands one man, Doctor Mysterio! Yes, after a year of waiting for new Who, the Three Who Rule ruminate over this year’s Xmas special, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” featuring P.Cap, N.ardole and comic book shenanigans in NYC! And as if that wsn’t enough, there is extensive post-game bleating about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at the end of the show, featuring spoilers aplenty! So be it, Jedi!

Links:

– The Return of Doctor Mysterio review!
– Series 10 Coming Soon Trailer
– Mysterio BBC One Viewing Figures
– Mysterio DVD/Blu-Ray details
– More Fantom alternate commentaries
– New Fourth Doctor series announced by Big Finish
– New Comic about The Ghost, written by George Mann
– Free Comic Book Day details
– The Doctor Puppet’s fifth Christmas episode

Dec 26, 2016
Radio Free Skaro – 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 24
04:52

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 24.

Dec 24, 2016
Radio Free Skaro – 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 23
03:47

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 23.

Dec 23, 2016
Radio Free Skaro – 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 22
04:09

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 22.

Dec 22, 2016
Radio Free Skaro – 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 21
02:09

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 21.

Dec 21, 2016
Radio Free Skaro – 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 20
06:36

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 20.

Dec 20, 2016
Radio Free Skaro – 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 19
03:55

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 19.

Dec 19, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #560 – Affirmative, Mistress
01:07:20

It is the week before the Advent of Doctor Mysteriousness, and so the news is a little light as fandom sits in the eye of the hurricane. But there is word of both Toby Whithouse musing on Twitter about his upcoming Series 10 episode, and Leela joining the War Doctor in his audio adventures in the new year! And speaking of Leela, both Louise Jameson and John Leeson are featured this week as Steven interviewed them at the recent Chicago TARDIS convention! Savage Tin Doggerel, ahoy!

Links:

– Tom Baker Christmas message
– Toby Whithouse is writing for Series 10
– Class comes to BBC One in January
– Doctor Who Magazine 2017 Annual
– Chicago TARDIS

Interviews:
– Louise Jameson
– John Leeson

Dec 18, 2016
Radio Free Skaro – 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 18
04:02

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 18.

Dec 18, 2016
Radio Free Skaro – 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 17
04:51

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 17.

Dec 17, 2016
Radio Free Skaro – 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 16
03:42

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 16.

Dec 16, 2016
Radio Free Skaro – 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 15
02:42

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 15.

Dec 15, 2016
Radio Free Skaro – 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 14
03:11

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 14.

Dec 14, 2016
Radio Free Skaro – 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 13
03:47

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 13.

Dec 13, 2016
Radio Free Skaro – 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 12
04:58

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 12.

Dec 12, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #559 - Here's One We Made Earlier
01:11:31

It’s beginning to look a lot like Mysterio, as the Xmas Special Hype Machine revs up its engines and heads straight for our hearts while we eagerly anticipate the first new Doctor Who gracing our eyeballs in close to a year. Superheroics dominate the news, but we also have an interview with Classic Who companions Peter Purves and Anneke Wills from Chicago TARDIS! And do keep listening to our daily Advent Fluid Links, which get more Christmas-y by the day!

Links: 

– New trailer for “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”
– “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” in Danish cinemas December 26 and 28
– “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” on Region 1 Blu-ray and DVD on February 21
– “The Power of the Daleks” Region 1 DVD artwork and extras
– Big Finish announces Doctor Who main range releases for 2017
– Peter Capaldi shooting script up for auction
– Actor Johnny Dennis has died
– Chicago TARDIS

Interviews:
– Peter Purves
– Anneke Wills

Dec 11, 2016
Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 11
03:33

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 11.

Dec 11, 2016
Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 10
03:16

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 10.

Dec 10, 2016
Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 9
03:43

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 9.

Dec 09, 2016
Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 8
02:25

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 8.

Dec 08, 2016
Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 7
02:38

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 7.

Dec 07, 2016
Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 6
04:19

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 6.

Dec 06, 2016
Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 5
01:31

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 5.

Dec 05, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #558 – Class is Dismissed
01:05:33

Class has ended! And with the conclusion of Patrick Ness’s adventure in YA Doctor Who-ness, Warren and Steven (Chris has been felled by The Swarm this week) take a look at the finale and the series in total, as well as examining new Big Finish releases, Xmas special related news, and more! We also have an interview with author, playwright, writer of “Dalek”, and co-writer of the newly released Running Through Corridoers one Robert Shearman, from Chicago TARDIS! Listen, if you dare!

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 8 of Class occurs from 22:10-34:15.

Links:

– Class episode 8, “The Lost”
– The Return of Doctor Mysterio BBC One Broadcast time!
– BBC Christmas 2016 trailer.
– Wayne Yip is directing Doctor Who series 10!
– Daniel Nettheim directing Doctor Who series 10!
– Heaven Sent/Hell Bent screening in Denver with Rachel Talalay
– Denver screening in support of the ACLU
– New Zealand cinema screening of The Return of Doctor Mysterio
– December Big Finish releases.
– Ninth Doctor figure from Big Chief now available.
– Coventry road to be named after Delia Derbyshire.
– Chicago TARDIS

Interviews:
– Robert Shearman

Dec 04, 2016
Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 4
03:23

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 4.

Dec 04, 2016
Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 3
03:49

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we’ll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 3.

Dec 03, 2016
Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 2
03:03

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we'll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 2.

Dec 02, 2016
Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 1
05:16

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we'll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 1.

Dec 01, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #557 - Bananas Are Good
01:18:35

It’s Chicago TARDIS time, which means interviews with various Doctor Who personages of note, in this case one Michelle Gomez, aka Missy, aka the Master, aka a wonderfully bananas actress from the Land of Kilts who is soon to be filming her appearance in Series 10! Plus a review of the penultimate episode of Class, news of Rona Munro (and the possibility of Missy sidling into her episode) and more! Well, not much more, to be honest Just listen, you poltroons!

Links: 

– Class episode 7, “The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did”
– The Return of Doctor Mysterio comes to Canadian cinemas
– The Return of Doctor Mysterio Australian broadcast details
– Ken Grieve died
– Chicago TARDIS

Interviews:
– Michelle Gomez

Nov 27, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #556 – Reanimation of the Daleks
01:32:48

The Daleks return to North America this week from the dustbins of history and into your iTunes/BBC America/other in the form of “The Power of the Daleks” in its reanimated glory. And the Three Who Rule are on the case, in the form of interviews with both soundsmith extraordinaire Mark Ayres and Whostorian Toby Hadoke about the making of the animated episodes, as well as the upcoming DVD extras! We also have our usual review of Class, a look at new footgage from “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” and Children In Need, a bloggy Easter Egg from Jamie Mathieson, and more!

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 6 of Class occurs from 19:10-34:00.

Links:

– Class episode 6, “Detained”
– Return of Doctor Mysterio clip on Children In Need
– Pudsey goes missing…featuring The Doctor!
– US cinemas get The Return of Doctor Mysterio
– Jamie Mathieson and Rona Munro are writing for Series 10
– Jamie Mathieson talks about writing for Series 10
– Target book guide, “Based on the Popular Television Serial”
– The Power of the Daleks

Interviews:
– Mark Ayres
– Toby Hadoke

Nov 20, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #555 - Imurjinsee Egsit
02:27:00

Warren is in Long Island, NY this week, enjoying the fourth iteration of the east coast nerd gathering known as LI Who, and has a report from the trenches for you dear listeners. Thanks to schedules, wifi, and probably rock monsters, Warren couldn’t watch Class in time for the show, but Steven and Chris are on the case to give you their take on Episode 5 of the Doctor Who spinoff. However, Warren is present for the commentary for the sentimental favourite (but not altogether good) Season 15 story “The Invisible Enemy”, recorded in the blissful, innocent time of October 2016. Remember that time? Remember…?

Links:

– Class Episode 5, “Brave-ish Heart”
– Power of the Daleks iTunes preorder
– Doctor Who Experience to close in 2017
– The Pirate Planet novelized by James Goss
– Totally Tasteless: The Life of John Nathan-Turner, from Miwk Publishing
– First look at Doctor Who Mr. Men
– Kandles fan art by Robbie Bonham
– Kandles fan art by Mike Rieger
– Long Island Doctor Who

Commentary:

– The Invisible Enemy

Nov 13, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #554 – Kandles and Kompany
01:38:47

Class, er, classed up the joint this week, but the big news in Doctor Who was the return of “The Power of the Daleks”, the long lost and newly animated story released in the UK this week. Power will wander around the world later in the month and will also eventually be available in colour(!), if kicking puppies and hating life generally is your thing. All this and more of your questions on…Fluid Links!

Links:

– Class, Episode 4 “Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart”
– Class has strong premiere on Space in Canada
– “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” to be previewed on Children in Need on November 18
– “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” in US cinemas December 27 and 29; tickets available November 18
– “The Power of the Daleks” – where and when to watch around the world
– 50 years since Patrick Troughton
– Stuart Manning designed the UK steelbook Power artwork
– “The Power of the Daleks” previewed on Twitter
– BBC Newsnight report on missing archive television
– New Statesman article about missing episodes
– November releases from Big Finish
– Indiegogo for David J Howe’s Doctor Who merchandise museum
– Andrew Skilleter Doctor Who art calendar

Nov 06, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #553 - Dr. Who and the Computers
01:38:25

Daleks! Cybermen! And Class! Yes, We’ve got news of “The Power of the Daleks”, which will make it to Canadian cinemas later than everywhere else (as is right and proper, or at least expected), and our (spoiler time stamped) review of Class Episode 3, “Nightvisiting”! But the main event is a look at the legacy of Cybermen creators Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis with Blue Box Podcast host J.R. Southall in…the Miniscope!

Links:

– Class, Episode 3 “Nightvisiting”
– Three Class novels have been released
– Doctor Who Christmas Special Preview from BBC America
– 50th anniversary of the first regeneration in Doctor Who
– “The Power of the Daleks” DVD artwork & extras
– “The Power of the Daleks” coming to Canadian cinemas on November 30
– “The Power of the Daleks” coming to Australian Cinemas on November 12
– Doctor Who Comics Humble Bundle from Titan Comics
– Original Doctor Who Hardcover Books Being Reprinted
– Jon Pertwee Gets A Blue Plaque

Miniscope:

– Kit Pedler
– Gerry Davis

Guest:

– JR Southall from The Blue Box Podcast

Oct 30, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #552 - Class Is In Session
01:12:54

At long last, Class is here! Yes, two episodes of the newest spin-off of Doctor Who have landed (in the UK and Canada) and the Three Who Rule have their thoughts to share with you…unless you wish not to hear them, being in the United States! We’ve conveniently put bridging music before and after our review, and put the time of said review in the show notes, for you, our American listeners (who don’t download tv shows like fiendish criminal vandals). Besides that, we also have action dolly news, confirmation of Missy in Series 10 of Doctor Who, a discussion by three middle-aged nerds about the viewing habits of millennials, and more! 

NOTE: our discussion of Episodes 1 and 2 of Class occur from 12:30-46:40.

Links:

– Class…Episode 1!
– Class…Episode 2!
– Doctor Who…On InnerSPACE!
– Steven Moffat Confirms…Missy Is Back!
– Charlie Brooker…Was Approached To Write Doctor Who!
– Power of the Daleks…Behind The Scenes!
– 13 Doctors…Action Dolly Set!
– Millennial…TV Viewing Habits!
– Class cast and Patrick Ness…At MCM London Comic Con!
– Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
– Steve Dillon…Died.

Oct 23, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #551 - Hungry Like The Wolves
02:20:05

Chip, of the currently on hiatus Two-Minute Time Lord, current Whovian gadabout, and man about town rejoins Two of the Three Who Rule (Chris is still punching his liver with an assortment of British liquids) for a brief sojourn through a paltry news list this week! Dribbles of info about Class (which premieres October 22 in various parts of the Commonwealth)...and not much else. But wait! Chris travels from the past to the present to comment on the past (confused? We are) as RFS is plagued by "The Curse...of Fenric"!

Links:

– Class Ep 1 and 2 available on BBC Three at 10am on October 22
– Class: everything you need to know about the Doctor Who spin-off
– Doctor Who marathon on Space on October 22 leading up to Class premiere
– “The Power of the Daleks” in theatres in US on November 14
– 10th anniversary Torchwood story from Big Finish
– Doctor Who “Mr. Men” books coming Spring 2017

With:

– Chip from Two-Minute Time Lord

Oct 16, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #550 - Make America Day-and-Date Again
01:47:10

With New York Comic-Con upon us, the Doctor Who news is (at last) coming fast and furious with two(!) trailers for Class out in the wild and a panel featuring Steven Moffat, Peter Capaldi, Matt Lucas, Brian Minchin and new companion Pearl Mackie at the con teasing what's in store for the Christmas special and beyond! And with Chris off in the UK foraging for beer and scotch eggs, it was up to friend of the show Chip Sudderth to ably assume the third chair to cogitate upon matters Who with the Two Who Rule. We also have a report from Kim and Sage of Head Over Feels direct from NYCC! It's a cornucopia of news on this, the most Canadian of Thanksgivings. 

Links: 

– Doctor Who returns in “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”
– Full NYCC Doctor Who on BBC America Panel
– Classic series Doctor Who writer to write for Series 10
– Doctor Who Facebook Live chat on Space
– Full NYCC Class panel
– New Class trailer #1
– New Class trailer #2
– Interview with new Doctor Who script editor Nick Lambon
– The Guardian interview with Pearl Mackie
– Long Island Doctor Who updates
– Doctor Who: Twelve Doctors of Christmas book, including free download
– Digital version of Doctor Who pinball game released
– Doctor Who wins Welsh BAFTA for Special and Visual Effects
– Peter Capaldi nominated for Scottish BAFTA

With:

– Kim and Sage from Head Over Feels
– Chip from Two-Minute Time Lord

Oct 09, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #549 - Doctor Spats
01:03:29

The spinoff Class continues to dominate discussion amongst the Doctor Who intelligentsia, with a panel incoming this week at NYCC and controversy raging about the late arrival of said spin-off in the United States of America. And for a second week running (to cover for technical SNAFUs last week at Edmonton Expo) we have another edition of Fluid Links! Listen, and feel both artron and rift energy surge through you in a fit of discontinuity! 

Links:

– Class airs in Australia on ABC2 starting October 24
– Class – Behind The Scenes
– Doctor Who panels streaming at NYCC
– Amazon Video streaming Doctor Who panel on October 7
– DWAS Polarity Day Celebrates The Third Doctor on October 23

Oct 02, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #548 - Absinthe and a Dead Bird
01:08:49

The Three Who Rule are at conterminous space coordinates this week, and despite the ever-present danger of the Blinovich Limitation Effect (not to mention cooties, con crud, and wayward glitter), they were able to record this episode "live" at Edmonton Expo! Besides controversy embroiling Class's premiere next month in the UK and Canada and next year (!) in the USA, they were also able to tackle some of your Fluid Links, all while surrounded by cosplayers, fans, furries, and the ever present smell of onions.

Links: 

– Class premieres October 22 on BBC Three; Peter Capaldi appears in Episode 1
– Class premieres October 22 on Space
– Class premieres Spring 2017 on BBC America
– 2016 Doctor Who Christmas special enters production
– Writing Doctor Who with Steven Moffat from BBC Writers Room
– BFI Power of the Daleks screening details
– Silva Screen re-release of 1983 Radiophonic Workshop album
– “Anoraks” Kickstarter
– Andrew Smith Just Giving page
– Radio Free Skaro at Edmonton Expo!

Sep 25, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #547 - Seville Unrest
01:14:18

Class fever is building, as evidenced by a fan-made trailer and bits and pieces of official ephemera dribbling out of the BBC about the upcoming Doctor Who spinoff. We've also got news of a slap-fight between Steven Moffat and John Barrowman, a hipster vinyl Big Finish release, and Steven's appearance on Edmonton college station CJSR, where he helped break down the different shooting styles of classic and current Who! Plus, we have the conclusion of our commentary for that cannibalistic soap opera known as..."The Two Doctors!"

Links:

– Fan-made…Class Trailer!
– Class…Does Social Media!
– Barrowman and Moffat…Have A Tiff!
– Chimes of Midnight…On Vinyl!
– Wallace Shawn…At Edmonton Expo!
– All That Matters…With Steven As Guest!

Commentary:
– The Two Doctors…Episode 3!

Sep 18, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #546 - Hipsters of the Quawncing Grig
02:12:20

This week, we begin the first of a two-part commentary for "The Two Doctors", a Robert Holmes romp with Two, Six, hipster cannibals, tall Sontarans, and Elton John as a disco scientist. Enticing! But before the main event, the Three Who Rule reflect on the 50th anniversaries of both Star Trek and The Prisoner, two shows that along side Doctor Who were seminal viewing experiences for their younger selves. Dive into the past with us, won't you? 

Check out the show notes at http://www.radiofreeskaro.com

Sep 11, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #545 - The Mark of the Ayres
01:46:14

A chance meeting with a newly married couple blessed by one Mr. Peter Capaldi, dribs and drabs of Class news, and….a Miniscope! Musical scientist Mark Ayres is the subject of keen-eyed observations from the Three Who Rule, only one of which (Steven) have any real musical expertise but the bulk of the Miniscope is an interview with said Mr. Ayres, a scholar and gentleman tunesmith of the highest renown. Open your ears and enjoy!

Check out the show notes at http://www.radiofreeskaro.com

Sep 04, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #544 - The Dog Days of August
59:27

New York Comic Con happens in October, with a strong presence from both Doctor Who and Class. But what if you a) are impatient and b) live not on the eastern seaboard of the United States but the East Midlands in the UK? Well, if you can wait until September 3 you can attend Whooverville 8 in Derby, and we have convention organizer and all-around gentleman Steve Hatcher on this week to tell us a little more about this fan-centric celebration of all things Doctor Who. Plus news (such as it is), and the Doctor Who Magazine Series 9 readers poll results! Enjoy!

Check out the show notes at http://www.radiofreeskaro.com

Aug 28, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #543 - Two One Contact (Is The Answer)
01:11:02

Rumours, mumblesuch and nonsense dominated the news week, from Power of the Daleks teases that weren’t to the chance (slim to in actual fact…none) that Doctor Who would shoot soon in Warren’s own homestead of Vancouver. All poppycock! But you can count on the veracity and verisimilitude of the Three Who Rule as they tackle another exciting set of…Fluid Links!

Check out the show notes at http://www.radiofreeskaro.com

Aug 21, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #542 - Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
02:35:59

10 years! That’s a whole lot of talking by three jaunty Canadians about a British television program of little repute by the name of Professor Whom. But after a smattering of news, the Three Who Rule move quickly on to an extended series of interviews with the fine people with whom we’ve shared our podcasting adventures with, including: Ken Deep of Podshock fame, Deborah Stanish, Katrina Griffiths and Erika Ensign of Verity!, Chip Sudderth of the Two Minute Time Lord, and Simon Harries, John Williams and Neil Perryman of Tachyon TV! Phew! Here’s to ten more years of meandering drivel from Canadian interlopers who have no right to talk of Britain’s televisual crown jewel!

Check out the show notes at http://www.radiofreeskaro.com

Aug 14, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #541 - The Tholian Web
01:53:15

It’s a bowl of mixed treats in the news list, from Peter Capaldi’s third anniversary to Class showrunner Patrick Ness being offered a chance to write for proper Doctor Who. Mysterious! Also Doctor Who Legacy, the TV Movie on Blu-Ray (sorta kinda), and a report from Warren who is attending Anglicon in Seattle. All this and the conclusion of our commentary for "The Web of Fear"! You will bow to the will of the Great Intelligence…or be destroyed! And make sure to tune in next week for our tenth anniversary special, where we reflect on anything other than ourselves! O Canada!

Check out the show notes at http://www.radiofreeskaro.com

Aug 07, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #540 - The Velvet Web
01:44:20

The Doctor Who news this week consists of action dollies, laments for the (on hiatus) Bookshelf Doctors, and not much else. But the Three Who Rule used their powers of bloviation to ponder, surmise, and otherwise cogitate for longer than was strictly necessary before getting to this week's highlight, Part the First of our commentary for the 1968 story "The Web of Fear". As an extra bonus, the commentary for the (still missing) Episode 3 features archive audio from missing episodes hunter Phil Morris!

Check out the show notes at http://www.radiofreeskaro.com

Jul 31, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #539 - Quark's Bar
01:27:57

With San Diego Comic-Con in full swing as of this recording, there’s…well, news of a sort at any rate. David Tennant will appear in Family Guy as the Tenth Doctor (yay?), various doodads and cards are available at SDCC (getting warmer) and non-Who silliness like a new Star Trek TV series trailer (yay!) along with Dirk Gently (yaaaaa…I dunno.) But why concentrate on the present when you can dive decades into the past with director Morris Barry in…the Miniscope!

Check out the show notes at http://www.radiofreeskaro.com

Jul 24, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #538 - Time Crimes
01:11:45

The news drought continues, but that doesn’t stop us from coming up with spurious, quasi-Doctor Who related detective shows, Pigbin Josh Christmas adventures and quite possibly the worst analysis of the UK’s political climate since Donald Trump visited a golf course. All this and Fluid Links, chums! The mind reels!

Check out the show notes at http://www.radiofreeskaro.com

Jul 17, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #537 - A Towering Intelligence
01:59:29

San Diego Comic-Con looms like a monolith on the very edge of our collective nerd conscience, and though Doctor Who officially will not be at this year’s SDCC, Titan Comics will be holding a panel and slaking the fires of word-balloon fueled fever! Add to that a contest for signed copies of issues #500 and #501 of Doctor Who Magazine, and Warren’s live-tweeting adventure chronicling the Director’s Guild of Canada with Rachel Talalay and Amanda Tapping (Storify link in the show notes) and you’ve got yourself a podcas…..but wait! There’s also a commentary on the classic series adventure "The Time Warrior" for you to enjoy! Oh yes, and three old men trying to talk about Pokemon and failing utterly. Shame them, for they deserve it.

Check out the show notes at http://www.radiofreeskaro.com

Jul 10, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #536 - No Complications
01:19:21

Doctor Who Comics Day, Big Finish, and Steven Moffat’s agonies over Series 7 top the news this week, as does the ascent of Piers Wenger to Grand Poobah of Commissioning of Things of a Dramatic Nature for the BBC. But what you really want to know about is the work of Classic Series director Paul Bernard, who helmed "Day of the Daleks", "The Time Monster" and "Frontier In Space" and we have an examination of his work…in the Miniscope!

Check out the show notes at http://www.radiofreeskaro.com

Jul 03, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #535 - Douglas, King of Scots
01:20:02

Gallifrey One guests! A radiant Pearl Mackie sharing her first day on set for Series 10! Classic Who on PBS, and this very podcast being highlighted by the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Arts blog! All mere preamble to the commentary for “The Husbands of River Song,” with special guest Douglas Mackinnon, the director of said story! Learn about all the secrets of filming the 2015 Christmas Special! You will enjoy or die!

Check out the show notes at http://www.radiofreeskaro.com!

Jun 26, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #534 - To The End Of The Universe
01:42:45

For a Year With No Doctor Who, this week brought a surfeit of news, including tales of actors and writers headed for Series 10 (which begins filming this week!), news about Class, Doctor Who being included on the initial Emmy nomination list for the first time ever, and more! The mind veritably reels at this cornucopia of informational entertainments. But let’s be honest, you’re here for even more Rachel Talalay, and RFS delivers, as the acclaimed director joins us for the second of her two-part commentary, this one for "Hell Bent"!

Check out the show notes at http://www.radiofreeskaro.com

Jun 19, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #533 - The First Second of Eternity
01:14:17

Let’s just take it as read that there was no news this week of any consequence and move right to the main event. Director Rachel Talalay joins Steven and Warren this week for a commentary on "Heaven Sent", the penultimate episode of this series of Doctor Who and, let’s be honest, one of the best episodes of the show ever to be produced, old or new. And next week she’s back with Hell Bent with Steven and Chris! But why are you reading this? Listen and enjoy!

Check out the show notes at http://www.radiofreeskaro.com

Jun 12, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #532 - Roll D84 For Initiative
01:07:09

There’s very little news this week, as per usual, and what we do know comes from cons across the land, including Michelle Gomez talking about her future on the show at Fan Expo Dallas, and where Peter Capaldi also proved (once again) his fan bona fides with an amazing imitation of a scene from "Day of the Daleks"! But vast these mere baubles of information aside and drink in the thoughts of the Three Who Rule as they answer your questions with the return of….Fluid Links!

Check out the show notes at http://www.radiofreeskaro.com

Jun 05, 2016
Radio Free Skaro - A Day in the Life of Big Finish
29:50

Presenting a standalone episode featuring our documentary "A Day in the Life of Big Finish", surrounding the production of the Big Finish story "Vampire of the Mind". Featured in the documentary: Colin Baker, Kate Kennedy, Alex MacQueen, Jamie Anderson, Ian Atkins, and Nicholas Briggs.

Check out the show notes at http://www.radiofreeskaro.com

Jun 01, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #531 - A Chib Off The Old Block
01:15:54

It's the return of the Miniscope! The segment wherein the Three Who Rule discuss the contributions of notable creator folk throughout the history of Doctor Who, and to welcome back this popular segment, we talk about showrunner-designate Chris Chibnall's prior writing efforts in Doctor Who. Also, our friend Chip from the Two-Minute Time Lord drops by for the news, which is filled with talk about issue 500 of the venerable Doctor Who Magazine, including an excellent interview with current showrunner Steven Moffat. Next week: the return of Fluid Links!

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May 29, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #530 - Birdemic: Shock and Terror
01:19:54

Comics, commentaries, audio adventures (both new and rumoured) and a celebration of Doctor Who’s many female scientists make for a busier newslist than usual in this, The Year With No Doctor Who, and this week you even get bonus tut-tutting about Target book arrangements and criminal dips to black on CraveTV’s streaming editions of the programme. A summons to the high court of the League of Fandom is in the maoi and should be arriving at their offices soon, fear not. And if that made-up legal nonsense doesn’t engage you, how about a commentary for “Face the Raven” with Deb Stanish of Verity! fame and Alyssa of Whovian Feminism?

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May 22, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #529 - Enter Sandman
01:26:18

Hotelmageddon! The annual minute-or-less scramble for rooms at the LAX Marriott for Gallifrey One was once again a frenzied affair, and the Three Who Rule have the scars to prove it. But they also have news, such as new Big Finish War Doctor stories, including one by friend of the show Andrew Smith, and a new Twelfth Doctor sonic on the way to set your hearts (both of them) aflame! But wait! There’s also a commentary for Sleep No More, featuring Kathleen Schowalter! YOU WILL LISTEN!

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May 15, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #528 - Sgt. Pepper Taught The Band To Play
01:37:02

As The Year With No Doctor Who drags on, new cracks in spacetime emerge, amongst them a back-and-forth war between the BBC and its enemies in government and without, and the surprising news that Chris Chibnall might adopt the (predominantly) American model of a writer's room for his tenure as showrunner for Doctor Who. Intriguing! And while thinking about the future, why not reflect on the past? Specifically, ponder upon the legacy of the twentieth anniversary of the TV Movie, with a panel recorded at LI Who featuring Paul McGann, Daphne Ashbrook, Matthew Jacobs, and Gary Russell! And as if that isn't enough, we have an interview with Yee Jee Tso about "Time and Spaces," his photo book contrasting the Vancouver shooting locations of the movie in 1996 and today!

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May 08, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #527 - The One With Big Ron
01:09:39

After a banner week of...well, a new companion announcement and accompanying short, which counts for a lot in this, The Year of No Doctor Who, we're back to an absolutely desolate news list-ette with barely anything of consequence beyond an art show about Target Books. Which is admittedly pretty cool! And we've also put the Series 9 commentaries on the back burner, but only temporarily, because this week we have an interview with Peter Harness, writer of "The Zygon Invasion" and "The Zygon Inversion", and all around classy fella to boot! Listen and learn (about Zygons)!

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May 01, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #526 - The Twin Dilemma
01:33:14

New Doctor Who! A whole two minutes of it, featuring just-announced new companion Pearl Mackie, AKA Bill, AKA AsBill (according to some Wags of Fandom.) We’ll dive into what the Three Who Rule think of the Doctor’s new best friend given the tiniest of morsels with which to analyze her origins and attitudes, as well as swim deeply into the fetid waters of stats, from whose rotten grip no-one escapes unscathed. Also comics, Target books, confusing DVD releases, and a commentary for "The Zygon Inversion" with The Doctor Who Fan Show’s Christel Dee!

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Apr 24, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #525 - The Parent Trap
01:06:51

Gallifrey! Yes, the yearly ticket scramble and subsequent endorphin rush that is the Gallifrey One pass-purchasing passel of pugilism has once again come and gone, with nearly 3300 tickets sold. But that’s nearly a year away, and in present Earth time there is a Torchwood comic and, unfortunately, the death of Roj Blake himself, Gareth Thomas. And! We have a commentary for "The Zygon Invasion, with Uncanny Magazine editor and Verity podcaster Lynne M. Thomas!

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Apr 17, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #524 - The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
01:14:18

Warm up those #school related hashtags and get your fanfic pencils sharpened, because while this may be the Year Of No Doctor Who, there?s movement afoot with Patrick Ness?s Who spinoff, Class, which just announced its cast! And while not quite Doctor Who, it?s still exciting that Rachel Talalay has announced she?ll be directing an episode of Sherlock! Huzzah! Meanwhile, we?ve got a commentary on ?The Woman Who Lived? with editor, writer and all around lovely person Amal El-Mohtar!

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Apr 10, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #523 - Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon
01:13:34

Japes, buffoonery and falsehoods dominate the news this week, with beloved entertainer and Deadite murderer Bruce Campbell claiming he’ll be the next Doctor..all in service of April Fool’s Day. What a card! And bless him for trying because there’s almost nothing else happening as the Year of No Who limps along. However, we at RFS are doing our part to fill the gap with our Series 9 commentaries, including this week’s look at “The Girl Who Died” with Alyssa from Whovian Feminism!

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Apr 03, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #522 - Far Beyond The Stars
01:16:43

Streaming! Guinness World Records! Novels! LEGO Dimensions! And treacly articles about Steven and Erika’s trans-national romance! There’s actual news this week, which is a minor miracle. But more importantly, our Series 9 commentaries continue as librarian, educator and all around good egg Joy Piedmont joins the Three Who Rule to discuss…”Before The Flood!” Enjoy!

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Mar 27, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #521 - Near Beyond The Moon
01:14:26

With literally no news whatsoever this week in the world of Doctor Who, our attention wanders to gatherings of the nerd tribes, specifically this weekend at (Re)generation Who in Maryland....and Peter Capaldi making an appearance at La Mole Comic Con in Mexico! Doctor Who (aka "Doctor Misterio" in Mexico) is so popular he was mobbed at the airport by adoring fans..as is only right and proper. And we continue our Series 9 commentaries with Alisa Stern of Doctor Puppet (known in Mexico as "Doctor Marioneta") as we dive...Under The Lake!

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Mar 20, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #520 - All Norms Are Our Enemies
01:13:27

Intrigue abounds this week as the BBC ask Capaldi to stay on past the Reign of Moffatt, Sir Peter (not actually a Sir) drops hints about a new companion, calls for more diversity AND draws his predecessors. What a guy! But wait, there’s also a commentary about The Witch’s Familiar, with Hockey Feels co-host and friend of the show Rachel Donner! Go Local Sports Team!

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Mar 13, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #519 - The Creeds of Cowards
01:13:02

Big Finish dominates the news this week, with old and new companions and Doctors flitting about throughout the audio spectrum like flitty things that flit. But the main event is our the start of our Series 9 commentaries, beginning with special guest Una McCormack as we tackle "The Magician's Apprentice"!

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Mar 06, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #518 - Abbot & Costello
55:51

Streaming is the new stats! By which we mean there’s a lot of discussion this week of strange shifts in where and when one can watch Doctor Who, with Canadians having to turn to CraveTV (or the Space Channel), Americans confused as to if Doctor Who will be on Amazon Prime or not, and general chaos reigning supreme. So really, not like stats at all, which are rock-solid numbers indicating a result. But lo, we also have an interview with James Cooray Smith, the author of the Obverse Books Black Archive tome on the 1966 Doctor Who story, The Massacre, out very soon! Listen…and learn!

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Feb 28, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #517 - Quel Dommage
01:29:27

It’s the post-Gally period, which means lots of pent-up news of middling interest, debates about terrible video games of yesteryear, silly spoofs and condescension towards Britain’s national treasures. But the treat of the week is a previously unaired interview with one Russell T. Davies from 2011, courtesy of writer and interviewer Jeffrey Berman. Jeffrey hosted a show seen locally in Los Angeles where he interviewed notable writers about their work and writing process. The first season aired in 2008, but while interviews were conducted in 2011 (including RTD) they have never been heard…until now! Enjoy!

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Feb 21, 2016
Radio Free Skaro: Gallifrey One is Required
05:15

The opening video of the 2016 Radio Free Skaro live stage show at Gallifrey One: Station 27. Shot on location in London and Cardiff, featuring Steven Schapansky and Warren Frey with Christopher Burgess. Written by Steven Schapansky, edited by Warren Frey, and filmed by Simon Harries. Music by Murray Gold. No copyright infringement intended.

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Feb 15, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #516 - Comparisons Are Odious
53:15

Gallifrey One! Two-thirds of the way through the convention, the Three Who Rule talk about their experiences so far, reminisce about the live show from Friday, and reveal some of the details of the "Gallifrey One is Required" video that featured during that show (The movie will be on the podcast feed on Monday, so if you want to avoid any chatter about that, skip to the 11:00 mark!). Also, Steven talks to Christel Dee of The Doctor Who Fan Show and Kim and Sage from Head Over Feels about their experiences at Gallifrey One!

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Feb 14, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #515 - Gallifrey One Is Required
01:17:01

It's Gallifrey One time! And for the fifth straight year, Radio Free Skaro was proud as punch to open the convention with a live stage show! Revel in the tales of "The Five(ish) Doctors" with Peter Davison! Be enthralled with the writing process with Sarah Dollard and Jamie Mathieson! Hear the secrets of casting with casting director Andy Pryor! Listen as Julian Glover recounts tales of working with Steven Spielberg! And experience the quintessence of eccentricity that is Patricia Quinn! And stay check out the feed on Monday to see the special video that played before the live show!

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Feb 13, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #514 - Station to Station 27
01:08:35

Gallifrey One! Whether its your first time at the world’s biggest and best fan-run Doctor Who convention, or you’re an old hand at ribbons, Lobbycon, and the occasional panel, there’s something for everyone from February 12-14 at the LAX Marriott in Los Angeles. We’ll be kicking off the con with our annual live show on Friday, but we also did our level best this episode to give advice and recommendations so that you’ll have a fun time amongst your fellow Whovians. We’re not perfect, so be sure to check gallifreyone.com for all the info you’ll need!

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Feb 07, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #513 - A Day In The Life Of Big Finish
01:01:55

Is it true? Is Doctor Who leaving Netflix and Hulu in the US? It certainly appears that way, and the Three Who Rule range from perturbed to sanguine at this development, tempered with speculation on a possible BBC streaming service. Plus there’s news of dolls, coloring books, poorly considered song choices by future showrunners, and a full length documentary by Steven from the heart of Big Finish’s HQ in deepest London. What mysteries do these auditory magicians hold in their secret lair! Listen…and learn!

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Jan 31, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #512 - The New World Order
01:20:15

The Doctor Who world was rocked this week by the news that Steven Moffat will be stepping down as showrunner, to be replaced by Chris Chibnall, showrunner of Broadchurch and writer of Torchwood, Life on Mars and yes, Doctor Who fame. What did the Three Who Rule think of this seismic shift, not to mention the fact that there won’t be any new Who until Christmas of this year? More to the point, what are their views on digitizing Doctor Who pinball? Never let it be said we don’t focus on the important issues here at RFS. Just in case baseless speculation isn’t your thing, we also have an interview with Katy Manning, recorded at LI Who and presented here for your listening pleasure.

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Jan 24, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #511 - Ground Control to Major Tom
59:42

For almost as long as Doctor Who has been around, there have been excited scribes chronicling its triumphs, tragedies, terrors and the finer points of Terileptil husbandry. Chief amongst these chroniclers of Time Lord lore has been Doctor Who Magazine, currently under the expert tutelage of gentleman editor Tom Spilsbury, our interview subject for this week’s episode. We also have a mere sprinkling of news, most of it Big Finish related! We also pay tribute to a couple of titans we lost this past week in David Bowie and Alan Rickman. Listen…if you dare!

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Jan 17, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #510 - The Fateful Eight
01:54:38

This week on Radio Free Skaro, the meat of the matter is an interview in two parts with the Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, the first of which was held at LI Who and the second at Chicago TARDIS! Timey-wimey, and indeed locationy…waitony. Yeah. Also, stats! Yes, the news this week consists of the last gasp of statistical data as we parse the viewing numbers for “The Husbands of River Song,” along with dollops of merchandising and other dribs and drabs of newsy bits and pieces.

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Jan 10, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #509 - Petronella Candle
01:10:41

Stats! A nightmare scenario for Warren, and a garden of numbered delights for Steven and Chris, but either way paltry material for the post-series 9, pre-Gally news list. However, this week we have an interview with Petronella Osgood herself, Ingrid Oliver, recorded recently at Chicago TARDIS! Straighten your question mark collars, sit up straight, and enjoy!

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Jan 03, 2016
Radio Free Skaro #508 - Code Name Damsel
01:26:59

It’s Christmas! And in finest non-denominational fashion, the Three Who Rule are celebrating with not only plain red cups from noted purveyors of paganism Starbucks but also have seen “The Husbands of River Song” and have opinions on said…husbandry! Plus just a smidgen of news for you to consume along with the turkey, Tofurkey and other holiday meal staples you and your hold near and dear. And stay tuned to the end as Steven, Warren, and Chris talk about Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Spoilers!

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Dec 26, 2015
Radio Free Skaro Patreon Special #3: Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. Commentary
01:29:43

Yes, beloved Patreon subscribers, it's time for a holiday treat(?) as we unleash the commentary to the second of two Dalek films made in the 1960s, 1966's "Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D." onto an unsuspecting internet! Thrill to the adventures of Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, and most importantly, insouciant man of mystery Philip Madoc as they battle the diabolical pepperpots from Skaro in glorious color! Watch as Robomen engage in all manner of automated hijinks! Swoon as Daleks are trashed hither and yon! Drink, yell and be merry! Happy holidays!

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Dec 23, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #507 - Slates and Sliders
01:22:22

It was a slow week for news, and the Three Who Rule thought they were in comfortable and familiar territory by recording a tiny news list on a Thursday...only to be scooped by Gallifrey One guest announcements the next morning! While you won't hear about Michelle Gomez or Ingrid Oliver's appearance-to-be at the LAX Marriott this February, you will here an epic-length interview with their occasional boss, director Rachel Talalay! Warren sat down with her for the better part of an hour in Vancouver and got the goods on Heaven Sent, Hell Bent and what's next for the film and tv impresario!

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Dec 20, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #506 - A River Runs Through It
01:10:46

It's the first week of post Doctor Who depression, but the Three Who Rule are soldiering on and giving you stats, comic book news, somewhat confused explanations of role playing games and...and interview with Alex Kingston, from the stage of Chicago TARDIS to your ears. Your cat ears. Don't worry, it'll make sense once you listen to the interview. Really.

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Dec 13, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #505 - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
01:13:29

Series 9 is over….and what a way to go! Time Lords, Clara, Me, hybrids, mythology, mystery and a certain retro time machine make for some delicious Feels Gumbo on this week’s Radio Free Skaro. From Rachel Talalay’s fine direction to subtle performances from both P-Cap and J-Co and everything in between, this episode had it all, and the Three Who Rule dive deep into “Hell Bent” for you, dear listener. Also discussed is the upcoming "The Husbands of River Song", and the new line of Doctor Who inspired fashions from Hot Topic!

 

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Dec 06, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #504 - A Bird In The Hand
58:34

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 a lead in to….well, you’ll just have to listen to have us (ever so lightly) spoil the upcoming events past “Heaven Sent” and into “Hell Bent.” Plus stats, rumination on the future of television, allusions to the Prisoner, talk of Tom Baker’s cabbage fetish, and more!

 

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Nov 29, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #503 - Let Me Be Brave
01:14:04

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 debut, and the return of Rigsy? And, as the Three catch up on various news items of the past couple weeks, what of stats, comics, DVDs and other frip-frap? Next week, Steven calls in from Chicago TARDIS and we look at “Heaven Sent,” the Capaldi one-hander leading into the Series 9 finale. Woot!

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Nov 22, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #502 - Live From New York
51:37

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 to the stage in front of a live audience to give ill informed opinions and generally ponce about! (Note: there is a slight buzz for the first six minutes of the recording, but it disappears after that.)

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Nov 15, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #501 - Osgood As It Gets
01:15:32

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 to say about it, and the much talked about performance of one Peter Capaldi! Plus news, and an interview with current Doctor Who production designer Michael Pickwoad! Next week, Long Island Who, live (ish) from NYC (ish)!

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Nov 08, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #500 - Hither and Thither
57:23

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 Steven live from the colonies to review “The Zygon Invasion,” the first of a two-part sucker-punch starring everyone’s favorite phallic shapeshifters. All this and dollies, Tate and Tennant in audio form and more! Next week, more adventures in England, Wales and parts in between!

 

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Nov 01, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #499 - Knightmare On Elm Street
01:05:53

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 was announced as a guest at Gallifrey One? Perhaps the antidote (or “anti-squee”, if you will) is an upcoming K-9 film…co-starring Omega? The mind reels! Anyway, listen on, and look out, England, Steven and Warren are coming to visit you next week!

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Oct 25, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #498 - Suddenly Susan
51:31

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 that has plagued us since Deep Breath. Gripping stuff! And a good thing too as the news is very sparse this week, consisting of important action dolly matters and the DVD release of a (more or less) fan film from 20 years ago. Tune in, won’t you?

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Oct 18, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #497 - A Fifth Of Beethoven
01:05:26

"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 and increasingly pointless DVD covers caught their eye? WHAT I ASK YOU!? Listen, and find out!

 

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Oct 11, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #496 - The Underwater Menace
01:27:01

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 just announced Doctor Who spin-off to be produced next year by BBC Wales(possibly at the expense of Doctor Who)? And as if that wasn’t enough, we also have Steven interviewing Clara Oswald herself, Jenna Coleman, recorded live onstage at Edmonton Expo!

 

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Oct 04, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #495 - A Frown Called Mercy
54:59

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 name, but shhh, SPOILERS.) Despite the lack of stats, as is only right and proper, there was also news of conventions, Minecraft Doctor Who, and yes…a 5 inch Missy dolly or two. Truly, these are wondrous and expensive days for action dolly aficionados. Next week…Under the Lake!

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Sep 27, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #494 - The Boy Who Would Be King
01:16:43

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 Doctor Who? Tune into over an hour of their mad bleatings, including musings on #TeamHoodie, clam bombs, and the staggeringly important matter of the Capaldi Bouffant!

 

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Sep 20, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #493 - Another Brick in the Wall
53:45

One 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!

 

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Sep 13, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #492 - The Log Driver's Waltz
59:48

With only two weeks to go before we get new Doctor Who, the news is coming fast, including a new trailer for Episode 1 "The Magician’s Apprentice", a (very short and mysterious) video from Series 9 finale director Rachel Talalay, the upcoming DVD release of "The Underwater Menace" (!) and so much more! As if that wasn’t enough to stew your petunias, we also have author and Reality Bomb impresario Graeme Burk co-hosting this week and telling us about “The Doctors are In," the new book he and Robert Smith? have penned! Hurrah!

 

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Sep 06, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #491 - And Introducing Maisie Williams as The Doctor
01:14:11

Back from the Hugo Awards and reunited once more, the Three Who Rule have a grab bag of newsiness this week, including the sad cancellation of the New York Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular “for reasons”, Peter Davison’s upcoming autobiography, and more! But the main feature of this week’s episode is the return of Fluid Links, where we answer listener questions and, at least once or twice, engage in actual debate! Stirring stuff!

 

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Aug 30, 2015
Radio Free Skaro Patreon Special #2: Dr. Who and the Daleks Commentary
01:28:01

Peter Cushing is known to many as the face of Hammer Horror or Grand Moff Tarkin from Star Wars. But to a generation of British kids caught in the frenzied madness known as Dalekmania in the mid-1960s, he was also Dr. Who, kindly professor and non-canonical Time Lord battling the Daleks in two separate (non-canonical) adventures! The first of which we bring to you (non-canonically) in the form of an entertaining commentary, with much gratitude, loyal Patreon contributors! To Skaro, in glorious colour!

 

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Aug 26, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #490 - Smoke on the Water
51:48

Another Hugos has come and gone, and with it two-thirds of the Radio Free Skaro crew can cross “host pre and post show at the Hugos and ad-lib for almost a half hour during same” off their bucket list. Though the Hugos were…dogged with controversy, in the eye of the storm all was calm and in fact Steven and Warren (along with Verity’s own Erika Ensign) were pleased to attend their first Worldcon, an international celebration of science fiction and fantasy that pre-dates (and was interrupted by) World War II! And as if that wasn’t enough, the Two and Verity Who Rule bring you all the latest Doctor Who news, of which there is a smattering! Enjoy!

 

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Aug 23, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #489 - Revolution 9
01:07:58

A new trailer for Series 9 of Doctor Who was released this week, simultaneously stoking and dampening the fires of Steven and Warren’s clinically insane theories regarding the upcoming Capaldis of Pompeii story/rumour/nonsense. But more lunacy awaits, with Tom Baker intoning that he is joining the Star Wars universe (!?) Hacette putting out a mammoth collection of Doctor Who books chronicling the history of the show from start to finish, and the Doctor Who Fan Show interviewing Titans Comics impresario Andrew James (link in the show notes). We also have an interview with Hugos person-in-charge David D’Antonio, who talks to Steven about the upcoming Worldcon in Spokane and the Hugo Awards taking place at said con. Tune into the pre and post Hugos live show next Saturday on UStream to see Steven and Warren debase themselves like grovelling insects on the newfangled invention of video!

 

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Aug 16, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #488 - A Conspiracy of Comics
01:21:05

Can three idiots blab on like maniacs about nothing for the better part of an hour? Emphatically yes! If you’ve ever wanted to hear rampant, baseless speculation about a certain possible episode coming in Series 9 that is most likely untrue and frankly insane, well then, friend, this is your podcast! Aslo if you’d like to hear writer Paul Cornell, artist Neil Edwards and Titan Comics editor Andrew James talk about the upcoming Doctor Who Comics Day on August 15, as well as the mini-series "Four Doctors", this is also your day! Everything’s coming up you!

 

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Aug 09, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #487 - Dinosaurs in a Lighthouse
01:19:03

Despite a somewhat sparse news list this week, the Three Who Rule managed to engage in ill-informed badinage for longer than was strictly necessary, covering exciting topics like a new and even more evil form of stats, and the differences between versions of Netflix. Thrilling! But lest you think that’s all they had in store, keep listening…as the Miniscope returns to examine the collected works of pioneering classic Who director Paddy Russell, who helmed four stories from 1966-1977!

 

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Aug 02, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #486 - The Devil in Red Velvet
01:18:00

Conventions and clips dominate the news, with events in Germany, Australia and of course goings on concerning the upcoming Long Island Who, but also a look back at the New Adventures era through the fine folk at Myth Makers and a very...old-fashioned look through newsreel footage at the wedding of Jon Pertwee. The Man Himself is also the subject of a recently unearthed (and Youtubed) documentary, not to mention the focus of much praise from current TARDIS resident Peter Capaldi, who praises Three in an interview with Christel Dee on the Doctor Who Fan Show. All mere prelude to the return of Fluid Links, where we answer your questions about the program, no matter how silly or sublime!

 

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Jul 26, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #485 - Past Christmas
01:44:44

Guest 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!

 

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Jul 19, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #484 - San Diego Capaldi-Con
01:02:43

Nerd Christmas! Yes, San Diego Comic-Con is wrapping up for another year, but you can keep your Batmans and your Supermans and your Deadpools and your WHO CARES NEW DOCTOR WHO TRAILER! LEGO DIMENSIONS WITH ALL THE DOCTORS! And most importantly, 5.5 INCH P-CAP DOLLY! Of course there was much more news from San Diego of interest to Doctor Who aficionados, and we also have an on-the-spot report from gentleman scribe Kyle Anderson of the Nerdist, who was on the ground at Hall H for the entire con! Whee!

 

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Jul 12, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #483 - The Adventures of Space Dad
01:17:28

With San Diego Comic-Con mere days away, the mystery, hinting, and oblique teasing is reaching a fever pitch, with not only the main players on Doctor Who’s creative team storming Hall H on Thursday, July 9, but also a Titan Comics panel to whet your fannish interest, along with toys, exclusives and all manner of madness for the Three Who Rule to weigh in on. Next week we’ll have friend of the show and rakish flaneur Kyle Anderson calling in from SDCC to give us all the news on Series 9 and the all important State of Capaldi’s Bouffant, but for now, enjoy an interview with comedian, Doctor Who enthusiast and fine fellow Toby Hadoke about his new BBC radio play, “The Dad Who Fell To Earth”!

 

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Jul 05, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #482 - Once Upon A Time In America
01:20:34

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 news this week, including San Diego Comic Con ruminations, Chicago TARDIS news and various other informational nuggets. But our interview this week is with Chicago TARDIS and Gallifrey Base impresario and overall fine fellow Steven Hill, who discusses his Red, White and Who book project chronicling the adventures of the good Doctor in the United States of America. U.S.A.! U.S.A.! And so forth.

 

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Jun 28, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #481 - Tin Can Danny
01:37:57

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 of the tunnel in the form of the commentary for "Death In Heaven", with none other than the inestimable J.R. Southall of the Blue Box Podcast and Starburst Magazine lending us his sharp eye, keen brain and devastating wit. 

 

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Jun 21, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #480 - The Talons of Dr. Chang
01:39:27

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 have Verity’s own Tansy Rayner Roberts with us for a commentary on "Dark Water", the penultimate Series 8 showstopper featuring water, darkness and more!

 

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Jun 14, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #479 - Run Forest Run
01:16:55

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 the same weekend in November as Long Island Who! Confused? The news is just the beginning of your confoundining (not a word) as the RFS crew and Nancy Alegria of The Happiness Patrol go into the woods for their "In the Forest of the Night" commentary!

 

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Jun 07, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #478 - Shallow Grave
01:14:49

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 panel (featuring Capaldi, Moffat, Minchin, Coleman and Gomez) on Thursday, so we can tell you much earlier....whatever they reveal! But let's get down to brass tacks here, by which I mean a commentary on the Series 8 standout episode "Flatline", with Verity's own Liz Myles! Forward...to the second dimension!

 

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May 31, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #477 - Sarcopha-Gus
01:24:46

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 by football, and Steven vainly (sort of) tries to get things back on track by lovingly describing Peter Capaldi’s swelling bouffant. Gross. But there’s also a commentary for the Jamie Mathieson penned “Mummy on the Orient Express,” featuring Reality Bomb’s own Alex Kennard! You have 66 seconds to start listening!

 

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May 24, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #476 - Ravolox and Bagels
01:37:54

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 about Doctor Who...in the form of comic books! Oh, sweet irony. Sweeter still are a couple of vintage interviews supplied by (and in one case featuring) composer Dominic Glynn and iconoclastic Doctor Who producer John Nathan Turner! Interspersed with those chats are some preview tracks from Glynn's new EP "The Ravolox Remixes", available on iTunes May 18!

 

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May 17, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #475 - In Praise of Fangirls
01:13:25

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 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! 

 

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May 10, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #474/A - Easy Laughter with Rob Shearman
37:51

In this special mini-episode of Radio Free Skaro, Steven interviews writer Robert Shearman about his recent trip to New York to watch a  production of his 1992 play "Easy Laughter", as performed by Dirt [contained]! Rob and Steven also talk about Series 8 of Doctor Who, and Rob gives an update on the soon-to-be-released Running Through Corridors Volume 2.

 

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May 07, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #474 - Mayhem of the Mooninites
01:53:31

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 October? One thing we can all agree on is that you should all journey between the pages of You and Who: Contact Has Been Made Volume Two, which contains writing from both Steven and Warren! And, and AND! As if the previous nonsense wasn’t enough, we have not only an interview with “Kill the Moon" writer Peter Harness, but also a commentary for that self same episode, featuring Phil Cannon of the Who’s He? Podcast! The mind boggles!

 

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May 03, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #473 - The Invisible Enemies
01:17:43

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, walk ons, and non-Canadian opinions as these two podcast titans bump the quality up a notch, or at least negate the enormous drag factor of faux-humble Canucks. Can you contain your excitement and or relief? Tune in and find out!

 

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Apr 26, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #472 - Do The Hustle
01:42:09

In what may be a new record for top-of-the-show off-topic banter, much hashing out of the new Star Wars trailer (of course) occurred, along with Steven’s descent into schedule and archived newspaper madness, wherein he charts out exactly when he (and by extension the other Two Who Rule) began watching Doctor Who on KSPS, the semi-local PBS station. Besides this lunacy, much discussion was had of a Series 8 soundtrack release (3 discs!), Dominic Glynn’s excellent Ravalox Remixes of his original scores for 80s Who, Christopher Eccleston's recent comments on why he and Doctor Who parted ways, and much, much more! And! We also have Jono Park from the Zeus Pod podcast for a commentary on Time Heist! Can you stand the excitement?! Probably not, no.

 

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Apr 19, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #471 - A Flurry of Murray
01:11:23

It’s a little early to start talking about Gallifrey One’s next con in 2016..or is it? Not since tickets go on sale on May 4th (10 a.m. Pacific) and the Marriott’s block of hotel room goes on sale a week later on May 11th! And if the world’s greatest convention isn’t your thing, some sweet faux-Target novel covers of Series 8 stories might be to your liking. No? How about some superbly crafted pewter figures of Silurians? Old William Hartnell footage? Calgary Expo news? Not easy to please, are you? Fine, have an interview with Doctor Who composer Murray Gold, then, and hear him talk about creating music for Doctor Who in 2005 and in 2015, and also hear him reveal details about the upcoming Series 8 soundtrack. Ingrate.

 

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Apr 12, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #470 - Fear Makes Companions Of Us All
01:21:26

Every day Peter Capaldi proves himself more and more of a Doctor Who fanboy, and his latest japes at the Doctor Who experience are but the first bit of good news this week, including free comic books, new Big Finish, Dominic Glynn remixes, and more! But the showcase of the episode is an interview with Verity! podcaster and author Liz Myles, who has co-edited a book of essays called “Companion Piece” all about the good Doctor’s friends and assistants. We also have a bonus interview from Warren at Vancouver Fan Expo with Jamie Gervais, digital artist and all around good egg. Enjoy!

 

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Apr 05, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #469 - Dramatic Delights
01:26:45

Happy post-10th Who birthday, everyone! What with Peter Capaldi visiting the Doctor Who Experience and entertaining children with birthday cakes and charm, it’s easy to forget that other things were happening in the world of Who this week, like Big Finish announcing they’ll be making their audio adventures until at least 2020, or a mad genius 3D printing a bust of the aforementioned Mr. Capaldi. All mere preamble though, as this week we bring you an interview with biographer Richard Marson, who is following up his excellent book on John Nathan-Turner with “Drama and Delight: The Life of Verity Lambert.” Intrigued? Then lend us the use of your aural cavities for an hour and change!

 

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Mar 29, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #468 - Ten Years On
01:28:19

Ten years ago, a dream came true for many long-time fans of Doctor Who. A show long feared dead returned, stronger and better than ever....but in order for that to happen, many talented people had to come together in front of the camera and behind the scenes for a show no-one yet believed in. Director Joe Ahearne was one such individual, directing five Eccleston-era stories and witness to the chaos of that first season. He spoke to us about those days, his experiences working with Eccleston and RTD, and more! We also have snippets from press conferences held at the time, to give you more of a flavor of the atmosphere as the clock counted down to the return of Doctor Who. Happy anniversary, everyone!

 

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Mar 22, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #467 - Schrodinger's Kid
01:21:02

Steven, Warren and Chip are back this week with a news list that could charitably be described as anemic, though it also covers the charitable doings of one Peter Capaldi and goes from Comic Relief to comic books to conventions and...well, not a lot more. It is the slow time for Doctor Who, after all. BUT! There is also a commentary track for Episode 4 of Series 8, "Listen", featuring Steven, Warren, Chris and Telos AM co-host (and host of Colour Separation Overlay!) and all around fine gentleman Lindsey Mayers, examining the finer points of monsters, blankets and the end of the universe! 

 

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Mar 15, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #466 - Electro Quarterstaff
01:29:58

The Two Who Rule and Chip are back, with a somewhat sparse but interesting news list featuring a fascinating Steven Moffat interview in the latest Doctor Who Magazine, a Capaldi plushie (henceforth referred to as CuddlePaldi), news of the BBC spinning off a studio division, a truly excrable survey of Doctor Who viewers circa 1988, and (not much) more! But the meat of the matter is a commentary featuring not only the regular RFS crew but also the inestimable Graeme Burk, author and Reality Bomb impressario. Band of brothers, fighting together!

 

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Mar 08, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #465 - The Needs of the Many
01:25:20

It was a sad week for genre fans, with the passing of Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy into the starry night, and though it isn’t strictly Doctor Who, it was the opinion of this week’s RFS crew of Warren, Steven and Chip (Chris is on an Away Team mission) that it behooved them to pay tribute to a man who for many acted as our gateway into fandom. Doctor Who wasn’t without loss this week with the passing of Barry Newbery, one of the program’s most prolific designers and the man behind the beloved (by Warren) secondary TARDIS control room. But it wasn’t all sadness…there’s also Daleks! Let’s all get real close to those pesky pepperpots, with the help of the RFS regulars and guest commentator David Hooie of the “Hoo on Who” podcast as they venture forth….Into the Dalek!

 

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Mar 01, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #464 - Musique Concrud
01:57:49

Fighting off con crud, sleeplessness and the ever-present post Gallifrey One blues, the Three Who Rule were joined by fourth Beatle Chip of Two Minute Time Lord fame for the news, and by author and televisual scholar John Williams for a commentary of "Deep Breath", the first of our Series 8 commentaries that will hopefully enthrall and entertain you over the coming weeks! Truly an occasion for many numerals and capital letters in an episode write up. 

 

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Feb 22, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #463 - Remember Me To Gallifrey
01:23:39

You’d think we’d have run out of amazing people to talk to at Gallifrey One, but lo! We are here to prove you wrong! Our guests include Rachel Talalay, the director of "Dark Water" and "Death in Heaven", 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie writer and documentarian Matthew Jacobs, Doctor Who Legacy creators Susan and Lee Cummings (and stay tuned till the end of the podcast for a special promo code for the game, courtesy Doctor Who Legacy), and Athena Stamos, who was the model for Cinder in the the game. All this and a Gally roundtable of fans and friends to round out our 2015 coverage of the best convention in the world. Allons-y, in the name of everything!

 

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Feb 16, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #462 - Nothing is Forgotten
01:14:46

Day Two of Gallifrey 2015, and Radio Free Skaro is on the ground with interviews with many and various Who luminaries, like Jason Connery ("Vengenace on Varos" and the 1980s series Robin of Sherwood), Restoration Team wizard Steve Roberts, who gives us an update on the status of "The Underwater Menace", Garrick Hagon (Ky from The Mutants and Biggs Darklighter from Star Wars), costumers extraordinaire Stephen Prescott and Bob Mitsch, and Paul Booth, the editor of Fan Phenomena: Doctor Who. Tomorrow….even more things related to Doctor Who, if you can believe it!

 

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Feb 15, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #461 - Radio Free Skaro: Behind The Magic
01:15:01

It's Gally time! The Three Who Rule graced the main stage at Gallifrey One in Los Angeles for the fourth time in as many years with special guests Jamie Mathieson (writer of "Flatline" and "Mummy on the Orient Express"), Phil Ford (writer of "Into the Dalek", as well as "The Waters of Mars", and acres of Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures episodes), special effects wizard Danny Hargreaves, Sylvester McCoy era script editor Andrew Cartmel, and Doctor Who art director (and Sherlock production designer) Arwel Wyn Jones. All this and a moving tribute to the new series from Chip, the Two Minute Time Lord! Enjoy!

 

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Feb 14, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #460 - 26 Seasons and a Movie
01:17:48

It’s that time of year again, the annual genuflection by the RFS crew on the upcoming funfest that is Gallifrey One. Revel in the excitement of a new year of friends, costumes, hilarity, adult beverages, and the best convention in all the galaxy. Or, if you’re sick and tired of hearing about #gally1…your long nightmare is almost over. All this and real honest to goodness Doctor Who LEGO is on the way! What an age we live in. Next week, expect some voluminous output from Los Angeles, California, including our live show, Radio Free Skaro: Behind The Magic! 

 

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Feb 08, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #459 - Colour Separation Overlay
01:03:49

With Gallifrey One looming ever closer, the Three Who Rule looked far and wide for news, and found very little, other than the discovery of a lost Desert Island Discs from 1965 starring none other than one William Hartnell, and of course the long-awaited release of Seasons of War, the unofficial War Doctor Anthology in support of the Cauldwell Chirldren’s charity helping UK kids with autism. But all this was mere preamble to Color Separation Overlay, a new pilot project from Lindsey Mayers, and featuring Dennis Slade, Izis Mollinedo and our own Steven to talk about race and representation in Doctor Who. Put on your thinking caps and enjoy!

 

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Feb 01, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #458 - Raspberries and Fire
01:13:34

Gallifrey One! Mere weeks from now the noble RFS crew will take the stage in Los Angeles to deliver Radio Free Skaro: Behind the Magic, and here in this very podcast we announce our lineup! Who are they? Listen and find out! You’ll also hear a drabble of news, but more importantly, we also have a fun interview panel from Chicago TARDIS with Annette Badland, Noel Clarke, and Camille Coduri! Can you stand the excitement? Are we capable of asking things in a non-hyperbolic manner? The answer to both questions is surely no!

 

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Jan 25, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #457 - I Heard It Through The Irvine
01:33:18

As 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!

 

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Jan 18, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #456 - Love And Monsters
58:55

To the excitement of all and sundry, or at least the 3,500 people attending Gallifrey One in under a month’s time, it was recently announced that John Barrowman, Captain Jack Harkness himself, will be gracing the LAX Marriott for his first ever appearance at North America’s leading Doctor Who convention. The news of Barrowman’s visit to the City of Angels churned the Three Who Rule to a totally hetero, manly and strapping lather and only the titanic dullness of of statistics could cool them down. But hark! There was yet more excitement, as Camille Coduri’s interview with Steven onstage at Chicago TARDIS features in this week’s episode! Anecdotes, tales and japery await!

 

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Jan 11, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #455 - Andrew Smith, When The Mists Fell
01:25:56

Fancy a return to Alzarius? We did, so we contacted classic Doctor Who and Big Finish writer Andrew Smith about “Mistfall,” his upcoming Big Finish audio play which sends the Fifth Doctor, Turlough, Nyssa and Tegan back to E-Space. Andrew also joins us to look at the news of the week, including stats, plush Tennants, and a possible controversy concerning Netflix! Toby Hadoke also makes a special appearance to reflect with Steven on the life and times of Bernard Kay, the accomplished actor who appeared in The Daleks, the Crusade, The Faceless Ones and Colony in Space, and who sadly passed away this week. Enjoy, and look forward to next week, where we continue our Chicago TARDIS interviews with the fantastic Camille Coduri!

 

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Jan 04, 2015
Radio Free Skaro #454 - Tangerine Dream
58:28

Mind 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! 

 

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Dec 26, 2014
Radio Free Skaro Patreon Special #1 - Dimensions in Time Commentary
31:00

Happy Holidays to our beloved listeners across the world! And thank you to our supporters on Patreon who have pushed us over the $80/episode mark in our ongoing Patreon fundraising campaign. To celebrate both of these wonderful occasions, we look back in time to provide a commentary on another blessed event in the history of Doctor Who - the 1993 charity special "Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time"! Listen to the Three Who Rule regale you with insights and whimsy about this infamous "celebration" of Doctor Who's 30th anniversary, as well as reflect on how Doctor Who was looked upon at that time by the BBC and the general public and how Dimensions in Time might have represented the best possible celebration that could be mustered. And all of this is thanks to you, Patreon subscribers! Thanks. This is all down to you. Enjoy!

 

Watch Dimensions in Time along with us!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQCeMIQpFBc

 

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Dec 24, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #453 - Eight is Enough
01:23:49

With mere days to not only "Doctor Who: Last Christmas” but also our review of said Xmas special and even more thrillingly, our Patreon-inspired (and cringe-inducing) commentary for the infamous 1993 Children in Need special “Dimensions in Time,” the Three Who Rule ably tackled the last Fluid Links segment of the year! Questions, inquiries, posers and puzzlers abound as this Series 8 focused Q&A takes centre stage for this pre-holiday bit of RFS shenanigans. Also news, dolly derision, comic book neatness and a cool teaser for a War Doctor short film coming next year! Whee!

 

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Dec 21, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #452 - In The Nick of Time
01:08:04

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Last Christmas, which is dominating both our thoughts and the promotional efforts of the BBC Publicity department. Maybe that’s why most of our news is focused on that upcoming holiday where they show a new Doctor Who story and some other, largely irrelevant events rides its coattails. Plus there’s news of a Doctor Who theme park, which is greeted by the confusion and derision only three middle aged nerds with no concept of what the kids today are into could muster. All that questionable content, and an interview from Chicago TARDIS with the voice of the Daleks, Cybermen and countless other creatures, Nick Briggs, who is also one of the main creative forces behind Big Finish! What are you waiting for?

 

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Dec 14, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #451 - Celsius 451
01:38:36

With the Three Who Rule firmly back in place and order restored to the galaxy, there was great rejoicing and much waffling about next to nothing, not to mention the controversial and wrong headed use of the terms “P-Cap”, “J-Co,” and “S-Claw.” in reference to the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special "Last Christmas". But wait! The main feature is an interview with Mickey Smith himself, Noel Clarke, by our very own Steven recorded live on stage at Chicago TARDIS. And and and….nerd rage from Warren about the highly important matter of the 3.75 inch dolly. Blasphemy!

 

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Dec 07, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #450 - Billie Piper at the Gates of Dawn
54:44

The annual tradition of US Thanksgiving (as we Canadians call it) brings about another yearly custom - Chicago TARDIS! This year's edition has been quite wonderful, bringing together most of the main cast of Series 1 of the new series to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Doctor Who returning to our screens. Our own Steven had the honour of interviewing several of these notable folks onstage, and on this podcast we bring you a chat with none other than Rose Tyler herself, Billie Piper! Also, Erika and Lynne from Verity! drop by to give their thoughts on the convention. Enjoy!

 

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Nov 30, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #449 - Super 8
01:22:07

For the first time ever (we defy you to prove us wrong, RFS pedants, DEFY YOU) Radio Free Skaro is coming out on November 23rd, better known this year as the 51st anniversary of Doctor Who, our favorite program. And while there's no new Who to discuss until Christmas, we have assembled a crack team of nerds in the form of Gallifrey One impresario Shaun Lyon, podcast gadfly Felicity Brown and Chip Sudderth, the Two Minute Time Lord to share their thoughts on Series Eight. What are you waiting for? Get listenin'! And Happy Doctor Who Day!

 

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Nov 23, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #448 - The Road to Qdoba
01:06:29

And so begins the Dark Times, otherwise known as waiting a month and a bit after the end of Series 8 for the Doctor Who Christmas Special. In the meantime, the Three Who Rule tackled stats, poured one out for sci-fi TV legend Glen A. Larson, and most importantly, devoted the bulk of the episode to your Series 8 related questions with the return of Fluid Links! Burning inquiries, inquiring questions, questionable burning and more! Next week, a Series 8 roundtable with Shaun Lyon, Felicity Brown, and Chip Sudderth!

 

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Nov 16, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #447 - All the President's Cybermen
01:21:32

And with that, Series 8 of Doctor Who is over! After a radical turn towards darkness and drama it all came together with “Death in Heaven,” the final episode of the series and the P-Capstone on the 12th Doctor’s inaugural year. From the machinations of Missy (AKA The Master) to the glorious fake-out of Jenna Coleman as the Doctor in the opening titles all the way to…well, there’s some Cyber-shenanigans which the Three Who Rule cover in great detail. And as a bonus, we have an Long Island Who report from The Memory Cheats and Doctor Who: Mostly Harmless Cutaway co-host (and all around fine gent) Josh Zimon!

 

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Nov 09, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #446 - The Moffat Master Plan
01:04:49

The penultimate episode of Series 8 is upon us, with Cybermen, the afterlife, and Missy, who is revealed as….well, you should certainly watch “Dark Water” (penned by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay) before listening to the Three Who Rule expound upon the contents therein, or risk a mega-spoiler of cataclysmic magnitude. Have you watched? Good. Then enjoy our banter on the excellent direction, subtle performances, and the sometimes….excited reaction of certain segments of fandom when a beloved character takes a a sharp right turn into a different form. Next week, the finale, "Death in Heaven", and news from Long Island Who!

 

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Nov 02, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #445 - Can't See The Forest For The Trees
01:33:07

"In the Forest Of The Night" already looks to be one of the most polarizing episodes of Series 8, and there's no shortage of opinion on this week's Radio Free Skaro to go around. Along with Steven and Warren, Nerdist wordsmith Kyle Anderson joined in (pinch-hitting for an unavailable Chris) to take a look at a story about...well, trees. Warren also interviewed Rachel Talalay, the director of both "Dark Water" and "Death in Heaven", the penultimate and final episodes of the series, and her thoughts on Doctor Who, the differences between directing for UK and American television, and a whole host of other topics are here for you to enjoy. Plus stats, general annoyance about the lack of a 5" P-Cap action dollie, audio news, and all manner of jaunty amusement await you!

 

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Oct 26, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #444 - Boneless Chicken Wings
01:09:58

Doctor Who is often at its best when it mixes domesticity with the fantastical, and the Jamie Mathieson penned, Douglas Mackinnon directed “Flatline” was no exception, if the rapturous reception (spoilers) of the Three Who Rule for this week’s episode is anything to go by. Thrill to their enthusiasm! Enjoy their musings! Agree with them or else! All that passive-aggressive goodness and the usual stats, tat and flibbity flap awaits!

 

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Oct 19, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #443 - Execute Order 66
01:01:09

Trains! Space! A mummy! Jelly babies! Foxes! All things in writer Jamie Mathieson's “Mummy on the Orient Express,” this week’s episode of the obscure and not well regarded televisual program known as Doctor Who, and all subjects for debate for the Three Who Rule, who mulled all these elements plus rampant lying, Bechdel cabs, and much more! Also stats, comics books, Foxes' spoiler-y music video, and much more! Well actually, that’s really about it. But enjoy regardless!

 

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Oct 12, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #442 - Through The Thick and Thin
01:12:24

“Kill the Moon,” this week’s episode of Doctor Who, has proven to be one of the most divisive in recent memory, with fandom loving it or despising it but certainly not dismissing it. Was it the “game changer” showrunner Steven Moffat made it out to be? Has Peter Capaldi’s Doctor plumbed the dark depths of jerkery, and was he justified in doing so? So many questions for the Three Who Rule to muddle through and cogitate upon! And they do! Oh yes and there are some stats as well, but then you'd expect that, wouldn't you?

 

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Oct 05, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #441 - Officer's Mess
01:43:52

When we found out that Gareth Roberts was the scribe behind “The Caretaker,” we all expected a rompity-romp-romp, much like “The Lodger” and “Closing Time.” And while this story did have rompy moments, it was also funny, touching and filled with nice character touches that you’ll only find out about if you listen to our review. So do so! This weekend was also when Edmonton Expo descended on the Edmonton Expo Centre in sunny Edmonton, Alberta, and Steven was there to moderate a panel on Doctor Who and more specifically Series Eight with Erika Ensign, convention general manager Shane Turgeon, and Sara Ellen. Tune in to find out what these noble souls thought of P-Cap, J-Co, The Moff and everything else we’ve seen so far in Series Eight!

 

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Sep 28, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #440 - All Hail The Great Architect
01:11:38

The beauty of Doctor Who is that it can be any story, anywhere and anywhen…and yet inexplicably there’s never really been a heist episode. Well, no longer! “Time Heist,” by writer Steve Thompson of “Curse of the Black Spot” and “Journey to the Center of the TARDIS" (ahem) fame. Did this story surpass his previous attempts? The reception by the Three Who Rule is mixed, to say the least. We also have an interview with writer and Peter Harness, the scribe behind “Kill the Moon.” And that’s what you call a podcast with things in it, so listen and enjoy!

 

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Sep 21, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #439 - For What It's Worth
01:12:40

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 interesting direction, or…well, listen to the opinions of the Three Who Rule for their thoughts on the matter. There’s also tat, stats, Gallifrey One guest updates and more, including a diversion into some serious action dolly madness. Listen! Please.

 

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Sep 14, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #438 - Rocket Robin Hood
01:06:14

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 on stats and what a blight they are on human society. But that’s not all, not by a long chalk! We also have an interview with director Douglas MacKinnon, whose handiwork will be seen later this series in "Time Heist", "Flatline" and, next week, in "Listen”! So…do so!

 

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Sep 07, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #437 - Death to the Daleks
01:10:03

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 to the Three Who Rule’s take on “Into the Dalek” to find out. Do they enjoy Capaldi’s surly and cerebral take on the Doctor? Is there such a thing as a “good” Dalek? Most importantly, is Missy the Master? The Rani? Romana? Dodo? No, because that would be stupid. As a bonus, listen to Steven and Chris thrill (and Warren cringe) with a surfeit of stats from last week’s airing of Deep Breath. Stats, you say? Yes. Yes we do.

 

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Aug 31, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #436 - Planet of the Pudding Brains
01:09:39

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 and Chris regarding Peter Capaldi’s debut episode and right-turn portrayal of everyone’s favourite Time Lord. Of course there was other news to ruminate upon, but…who are we kidding here, you want the “Deep Breath” goodness. And you shall have it! Tally-ho!

 

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Aug 24, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #435 - Into The Darkness
58:49

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 of some renown Phil Ford returns to talk about “Into the Dalek,” his contribution to Series 8 due to grace our screens in just a couple of weeks, but also about the Deep Breath premiere in Cardiff and just how wonderful Peter Capaldi really is, both on and off camera. And if you’ve ever wanted to know what ringtones the Three Who Rule have on our phones, well….you’re welcome.

 

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Aug 17, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #434 - We Sing In Praise Of Total War
01:34:02

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.) Online content, the Moff saying stuff that may or may not be true and so….much…more. But that’s not all! We also have the final Miniscope of the year, this time profiling BBC Radiophonic Workshop composer Jonathan Gibbs with the help of eminent smart music lady Emily Kausalik from the Doctor Who: Time Signatures podcast! Huzzah!

 

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Aug 10, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #433 - I Eat The Celery
02:08:05

"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, they did their damnedest to inform and entertain to the standard being played out on screen. There's also morsels of news regarding cinema screenings and other such frippery, but c'mon! Caves! Yeah!

 

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Aug 03, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #432 - Down and Out in San Diego
01:41:38

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 turns out there hasn’t been very much news to speak of Who-wise, with the BBC likely focusing their energies on launching their world tour, and….showing us a new 15 second trailer. And……showing the premiere in cinemas worldwide! Holy cats! Despite the dearth of SDCC news, rest assured our list is chockablock full of items of interest, and as if that weren’t enough, we also have the last Fluid Links for quite some time! Madness!

 

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Jul 27, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #431 - Birth of the Titans
01:09:58

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. and much more, but first…a massive (one could even say Titan-ic) amount of news. From the leak of Deep Breath (or a somewhat unfinished version of it, anyway) to action dolly news, Big Finish updates and more, the Three Who Rule were overwhelmed by an avalanche of information. And all this without an official Doctor Who panel at Comic Con! Madness. Pure madness.

 

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Jul 20, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #430 - Limb's Whims
01:20:52

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 has heeded the call of #keepmespoilerfree and as of release of this episode, no major spoilage is happening in the more reputable corners of the internet. 

 

While lest you think #8gate was the only thing happening in Who this week, rest assured there was movement in the realms of comics, Classic Who (with Retro TV bringing back our old friend on August 4th, starting with “An Unearthly Child”) and shoddily made, possibly foreign but certainly amusing “versions” of Doctor Who from Japan and….well, wherever the hell Beedeer is from. 

 

All this, and an interview with 80’s music maestro Roger Limb in the Miniscope! Listen! WE COMMAND IT!

 

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Jul 13, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #429 - Busy Nothing Hyperspace
02:09:36

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 place in Cardiff. Once all the new shiny is talked about, though, the Three Who Rule dip back in time to commentate over the third part of the Key to Time season, 1978's "The Stones of Blood"! Ogri, sausage sandwiches, well tamed crows, location videotape, Megara - all sorts of things to enjoy!

 

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Jul 06, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #428 - Believe It Or Not
01:16:05

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 Con panel this year...which makes sense given Doctor Who is to be gallivanting around the globe shortly on a world tour of seven different cities on five continents. But all this is mere preparation for the return of Fluid Links, where we answer your questions about Doctor Who, nonsense, and Doctor Who nonsense! Which questions did we pick? Listen and find out!

 

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Jun 29, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #427 - The Perils of Tharils
01:12:26

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 so many dollies) was discussed with great gusto. And as a bonus, we also have an interview with Stephen Gallagher, writer of 1980s Doctor Who stories "Warriors' Gate" and "Terminus"! Ever had questions about time-jumping lions? You bet you do, and they’re about to get answered!

 

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Jun 22, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #426 - Telesnap Crackle Pop
01:25:12

Fancy a Doctor Who historical? Even those that don't exist anymore (for now)? The Three Who Rule certainly did, and so writer John Lucarotti, the scribe behind “Marco Polo,” “The Aztecs,” and “The Massacre (of St. Bartholomew’s Eve)" was the focus of this week’s Miniscope. Warren decided to go down a more textual path, and read the Target novelization of Marco Polo, while Steven and Chris braved the wild world of fan recons. How does Mr. Lucarotti fare under the glare of 2014’s wildly different pacing and tastes? Only one way to find out! But before that, our old friend Chip from Two-Minute Time Lord drops by to visit and talk about the news of the week, such as it is. Enjoy!

 

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Jun 15, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #425 - Rupu's Drag Race
02:11:10

The randomizer, it has been noted, can be a harsh mistress. Bear that in mind when you cast an ear to our commentary to "Frontios", the somewhat maligned but still intriguing apocalyptic Fifth Doctor tale of hunger, strife, fascism and….giant snails. And if slimy Tractators aren’t your thing, tune in for news, debunking of missing episode non-rumours, and as always, talk of LEGO!

 

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Jun 08, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #424 - The Day of The Day of the Doctor
01:24:18

The Three Who Rule tuned their brainwaves to Doctor Who Magazine’s latest poll naming all of our favourite show’s stories from best to worst, along with favourite (and not so favourite) Doctors, companions, and other movers and shakers. Did they agree with the choices of thousands upon thousands of fans? Let’s just say there was some dissent in the ranks! 

 

Mere preamble, however, to Fluid Links, where we answer your questions, from the sublime to the silly, about Doctor Who and somewhat less Time Lord related activity. If you’ve ever wanted to know what podcasts Warren listens to, here you go! And let’s be honest, you’re dying to know. Really.

 

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Jun 01, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #423 - The Life Aquatic with Michael E Briant
01:30:29

Doctor Who is coming back in August, and the internet has the brief, presumably-Capaldi-silhouette-filled trailer to prove it! But the RFS lads were equally enamoured with a recently released fan trailer of P-Cap and J-Co traipsing around in the rain, made by none other than the mysterious John Smith, who not only created the stellar Wholock trailer that consumed the internet, but also appears in Warren’s own Skaromantic Comedy as the random victim of a comely Dalek lass!

 

But enough quasi-self-promotion, today’s Miniscope guest is none other than Michael E. Briant, director of "Colony in Space", "The Sea Devils", "The Green Death", "Death to the Daleks", "Revenge of the Cybermen", and "The Robots of Death"! Though we included our cogent analysis on said stories, we also went straight to the man himself, with an in-depth interview with Steven about his time on the show, the freedom afforded a television director in the 1970s, and even Briant’s new life as a full-fledged sailor. Avast, ye dogs!

 

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May 25, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #422 - Nobody Slaps Cyril Shaps
02:20:10

A shocking (O’ the Quawncing Grig) amount of news this week, including the inclusion of Tank Girl director Rachel Talalay as a Series Eight helmer for two episodes, Doctor Who returning to Lanzorate for the aforementioned Series Eight, A Doctor Who comics Humble Bundle, and more! By far the coolest news of the week, at least for production nerds such as ourselves, was the release by Restoration Team member Paul Vanezis of a behind the scenes video showing the process of cleaning up and transferring the recently discovered film print of Enemy of World. Sprockets! Gears! Troughton on a beach! And speaking of Troughton, this week’s commentary is the all-time classic Tomb of the Cybermen! Sit back, warm up a mug of your favourite beverage, and enjoy as Cyril Shaps and some other people battle the second-deadliest foe in the Whoniverse! We also announce the winner of our RFS Giveaway contest for a signed copy of Paul Cornell's "The Severed Streets"!

 

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May 18, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #421 - Lordi of the Rings
01:08:49

In one of the slowest news weeks in recorded history, the urge for a good strong session of Fluid Links flowed through the Three Who Rule, who did their darndest to answer the questions of you, the listener, in as snappy and entertaining a manner as possible. As a special bonus, this week we also have an interview with Fairlith Harvey, the artistic director of Geekenders, a nerdlesque/theatre group in Vancouver who will soon remount their production of Don’t Blink, a tribute to every Doctor…with tassels thrown in for good measure. Fairlith discuss not only burlesque but feminism, nerd culture, and the influence of cosplay on burlesque and vice versa. Enjoy!

 

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May 11, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #420 - The Fact of Fiction
01:06:25

Will someone just rename this the “Pointless Speculation about Star Wars Episode VII Podcast” already? After listening to the opening of this week’s Radio Free Skaro, they might! The Three Who Rule did eventually bring the latest Doctor Who news to the table, along with an interview with writer, script editor and classic series producer Derrick Sherwin, but (mostly due to Warren, as usual) there were many digressions, including unrestrained bile for new Terminator films, studious avoidance of discussion of a certain naughty parody film, and the aforementioned Sturm Und Drang about a certain movie with laser swords coming Xmas 2015. Next week, the return of Fluid Links! Submit your ideas on Twitter using hashtag #FluidLinks and we may just draw it for discussion!

 

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May 04, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #419 - Mazza Kazza Jazza
01:15:25

An exciting time for Doctor Who and other genre fans in southern Alberta as they descended upon the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in their thousands upon thousands to witness, among other events, the Matt Smith and Karen Gillan panel! Our own Steven files his report from the con, including audio from the panel itself! Later, Mark Ayres drops by to talk about the massive 11-disc box set containing music from 50 years of Doctor Who (available for pre-order now!), including shedding some light on those long lost Dudley Simpson tracks that are now available for you to buy! A jam packed episode celebrating a jam packed week in Doctor Who!

 

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Apr 27, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #418 - Rodney's Funscreen
01:01:48

What derails the Three Who Rule from the week's news and a gripping Miniscope about classic series director Rodney Bennett? Why, it's the #firsttargetnovel Twitter discussion from Full Circle scribe and all-around gentleman Andrew Smith! Your hosts thoroughly enjoyed drenching themselves in novelised nostalgia, and loon forward to further trips to the fannish past. Eventually, the fellas settle down and talk about the work of Mr. Bennett, who helmed three stories in the Tom Baker era - "The Ark in Space", "The Sontaran Experiment", and "The Masque of Mandragora". But what of the future? What wondrous commentaries and other aural delights are in store for you, dear listener? WHAT!?

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Apr 20, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #417 - Arcturan Mega-Donkey
02:09:04

Pertwee! Jo! Troughton the younger! An incontinent skull! With a cast like that it can only be the Three Who Rule's commentary on "The Curse of Peladon"! Watch a prince in short pants fight a revolution, superstition and a questionable monster suit in this Third Doctor...classic? Also, news and discussion, including the exciting news that Matt Smith and Karen Gillan are coming to Calgary Expo! And....well, you know the drill. Listen!

 

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Apr 13, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #416 - Random Access Memories
01:09:35

Sadly, a trio of recent deaths in the Doctor Who world lead off this week's episode, as we remember the contributions of writer/actor Glyn Jones, director Derek Martinus, and the Rani herself, Kate O'Mara. But with new Doctor Who still months away, trickles of information are beginning to emerge as to the shape of Series Eight, including returning writers (Gareth Roberts), new actors (Tom Riley) and…well, that’s about it. It’s only April! One thing you won’t have to wait for is the return of Fluid Links, where the Three Who Rule once again take your questions about the show and use their tiny mind-computers to formulate opinions. Next week, it’s another classic series commentary with "The Curse of Peladon"! Whee!

 

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Apr 06, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #415 - More Of A Table Wine
58:19

It’s the return of the Miniscope! The focus this time is on Michael Hayes, the accomplished director who at first blush wanted nothing to do with Doctor Who but learned to love the show after directing "The Androids of Tara", "The Armageddon Factor" and the rightly beloved "City of Death". What did the Three Who Rule think? Turn on your audio-visualizer and find out! But before that, news of Mark Gatiss writing more episodes of Doctor Who, and can it really be nine years since Doctor Who returned to our screens? Amazing!

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Mar 30, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #414 - Caesar Salad
01:49:13

Only a mere month after the celebrations of Gallifrey One 2014, the 26th iteration of the best convention in the world…sold out in 75 minutes this Friday. The Three Who Rule, poised over their keyboards intently, managed to secure their registration and will be in Los Angles in February 2015, and hope to see many of you there! Gallifrey aside, there was news this week of bespoke music collections, a trailer for upcoming BBC America series Real History of Science Fiction, and a magnificent interview by one Mr Toby Hadoke of one Russell T. Davies in one Who’s Round podcast! And as if that’s not enough, we have a classic commentary of the Krotons, featuring robots, Philip Madoc, and quite psychedelic visuals in black and white!

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Mar 23, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #413 - Block Transfer Computation
01:03:30

It’s the return of Fluid Links! Yes, everyone’s favourite mercury-based connection thingy is back, and we’ve got (some) of your questions to hash over, cogitate upon, and generally discuss. Good thing too, because the news is pretty thin on the ground this week. But there is talk of intriguing Season 8 guest star Keeley Hawes,  Olaf Pooley (Professor Stahlman in "Inferno") turning 100, and whimsical speculation about Fonzie LEGO minifigs jumping over LEGO sharks. Meta!

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Mar 16, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #412 - Ahearne It Through The Grapevine
01:09:15

The Three Who Rule are travelling back in time this week to the wild, wooly days of 2005, when a certain program about a madman in a box first re-graced our screens after a long, long hiatus. Though we take the success of Doctor Who as a matter of course these days,  in those early stories the show could have easily failed, and the fact that it didn’t is in no small part due to the work of one Joe Ahearne, gentleman director and subject of the Miniscope. Join Steven, Warren and Chris as they dissect the work of one of the most important directors of new Who…and also waste your time beforehand with news, japes and the introduction of P-Cap and J-Co to the “irritating shortened names for actors” pantheon.

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Mar 09, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #411 - Kicking the Styres
01:13:50

The classic commentary returns to Radio Free Skaro, in the form of a brief but enticing little number known as "The Sontaran Experiment"! Despite its quick running time, the adventures of Styre and Friends packs in adventure, spills, stunts, Terry Walsh in an unconvincing wig, and a pint-sized pugilist from another world who just wanted to make friends through torture and rigorous scientific villainy. The Three Who Rule were happy to lend their bon mots to this drama, sometimes even staying on point and discussing salient matters on screen! Next week, the return of the Miniscope, with Eccleston-era director Joe Ahearne!

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Mar 02, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #410 - Love From Gallifrey, Boys
01:21:31

With Gallifrey One 2014 behind them, the Three Who Rule rallied their weakened, battle-scarred livers and turned their attention to Matt Smith’s last hurrah, "The Time of the Doctor". Much appreciation! Such regeneration! But first, news, updates and other matters of import! And next week, the classic series commentaries return with “The Sontaran Experiment!” And a week afterwards, the Miniscope reborn! Who will be the focus of the unblinking spreadsheet-y eye of the ‘Scope? You’ll just have to listen to find out!

 

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Feb 23, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #409 - Gallifrey Falls No More
01:08:40

The year's most anticipated event on the calendar of the Three Who Rule and many thousands other Doctor Who fans has come and gone as Gallifrey One: 25 Glorious years has now concluded! Over 3700 attendees, guests, and volunteers enjoyed the event, and Radio Free Skaro was proud to be able to bring a little bit go Gally to you all each day. On this final episode from Gallifrey One, we interview Series 8 writer Phil Ford, "Closing Time" director Steve Hughes, Gallifrey One program director Shaun Lyon, and Doctor Who: The Discontinuity Guide authors Paul Cornell and Keith Topping. We also announce our plans for the next few weeks while we all wait for Series 8 to premiere! Enjoy, and thanks for listening!

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Feb 18, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #408 - The Case of the Missing Episodes
01:19:48

Day two of Gallifrey One 2014, and the bright eye of the Three Who Rule cast its fiery, lidless wrath upon the missing episodes. Steven and Chris interview Restoration Team head and video genius Steve Roberts on his own, and missing episode experts Damian Shanahan and Jon Preddle together. But lest you think we’re all about dusty old stories of yesteryear (which, let’s be honest, we sort of are) we also have Erika Ensign of the Verity Podcast and Jason Snell, the impresario behind The Incomparable podcast. So sit back, relax and let the good feelings flow over you as we bring you the finest bits of Gally straight from our mice to your ears.

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Feb 17, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #407 - Running Through Black Light
01:08:25

Day Two of Gallifrey One 2014! We ring in this auspicious occasion with the august personage of Dominic Glynn, musician extraordinaire and composer of what many (well...us, anyway) consider the best arrangement of the classic opening theme. And we continue with the Lovely Person Agenda with the presence of author and bon vivant Rob Shearman and comedian, actor and 60s BBC barman Toby Hadoke, who performed his one-man show "My Stepson Stole my Sonic Screwdriver" here at Gallifrey One only last night! But instead of covering that fine event, we spend 20-odd minutes berating the pair of them for not publishing Volume Two of Running Through Corridors. That's Radio Free Skaro, all class.

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Feb 16, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #406 - Radio Free Skaro: Gallifrey Stands
01:22:57

It's that time of year again, everyone! Gallifrey One celebrates its 25th edition at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, and once again, the Three Who Rule were proud and honoured to kick off the convention with a live show recorded on the main stage. Radio Free Skaro: Gallifrey Stands featured guests Colin Baker, Terrance Dicks, David Banks, Stuart Milligan, and Toby Hadoke, and launched the weekend in style. Enjoy the live episode, enjoy the opening movie sequence (YouTube link will soon be available!), and enjoy another weekend of fun and frivolity at Gallifrey One!

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Feb 14, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #405 - Gallifrey Rises
01:02:38

Once again the greatest con of cons that has ever conned is here! Yes, Gallifrey One 2014 is mere days away, and the Three Who Rule reprise their official (not really official) Gally preview episode. Cosplay! Writers! Billie Piper! Arthur Darvill! Doctors Six and Eight (and David Banks)! Panels, drinks, friends, and so much more! This week, look forward to daily podcasts as always from Gallifrey One, starting with our live show from Los Angeles on Friday, "Radio Free Skaro: Gallifrey Stands"!

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Feb 09, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #404 - Page Not Found
01:36:25

In the dog days before the wondrous rapture that is the Gallifrey convention in the greater Los Angeles area, the news was sparse and the fans were restless. However, the reveal of Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor costume sparked not only excitement and fevered speculation across Who fandom but was also the cause of an ill-advised tangent on cosplay by Warren, Steven, and Chris, who know less than nothing about such matters and have been replaced by trained seals in 6th Doctor costumes. Next week, the semi-demi-official Gallifrey 2014 preview episode! But for now, a commentary by the Three Who Rule for "The Day of the Doctor"!

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Feb 02, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #403 - Fluid Links
01:27:46

The Three Who Rule aren’t known for feedback, which is befitting of their hubristic megalomania and general dedication to evil. But in a new feature called Fluid Links, we’ve invited you, the listener, to submit topics of note for us to hash over, debate, pettily argue and break into tears over. Shocking lack of imagination or new era of transparency and openness? You be the judge.

Also news, LEGO, emulated video games, funny books, Gally announcements and DVD releases!

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Jan 26, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #402 - Pop! Pop! Pop!
01:52:30

The days are long and the news is sparse, but that didn’t stop the Three Who Rule from tackling a smattering of stats and DVD news in order to get to the important stuff, a commentary for "An Adventure in Space and Time". Chris was available for the news but wasn’t for the commentary, so in his stead TV historian and bon vivant Simon Harries lent his considerable knowledge to an analysis of Mark Gatiss’ love letter to Doctor Who’s fascinating origins. Thrill to stories of BBC Television Centre! Watch David Bradley own the screen as William Hartnell! Listen to three grown men gibber incoherently over that scene at the end! Pop Pop Pop!

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Jan 19, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #401 - Nightmare in Silver
01:41:25

It’s the beginning of the next 400 episodes of Radio Free Skaro, and what better way to start off this new era than with talk of Star Wars, weather in Florida, hockey, Tim Hortons and other irrelevant meanderings! The Three Who Rule eventually focused their energies and relayed what little Doctor Who news eked out this week, including such gems as new guests for Gallifrey 2014 (and the lineup for our own live show on Friday, February 14th), the return of friend of the show Phil Ford to Doctor Who, and other assorted newsy morsels.

All mere preamble to a commentary recorded this summer at Westercon for "Silver Nemesis". We’re not saying our commentary is good, but rest assured it is better than the story itself, so have a listen to it, won’t you?

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Jan 12, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #400 - Matt Finish
01:55:21

From its origins on a humble Skype connection in 2006 to the quasi-shabby status it endures today, Radio Free Skaro has tried to entertain, inform and educate its listeners about the wonderful world of Doctor Who. And in this, its 400th episode, it may have finally succeeded. Joining us for a retrospective roundtable on the Matt Smith era were Chris and Laura Mead of the Oodcast, Luke Harrison of TMDWP, Kyle Anderson of the Doctor Who: The Writer’s Room (and Nerdist fame) and Chip, the Two Minute Time Lord. What did these luminaries, and to a much lesser extent, Steven, Warren, and Chris think of Matt Smith’s run as the Doctor? You’ll just have to listen to find out. You’ll also have to endure some blather about stats beforehand. Vegetables before you get your dessert!

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Jan 05, 2014
Radio Free Skaro #399 - Handles With Care
52:23

The Fall of the Eleventh is at last upon us as Matt Smith took his final bow in the 2013 Doctor Who Christmas Special, "The Time of the Doctor". Crammed with all sorts of the Doctor's past enemies and a number of other surprises, the episode was topped off with a momentous performance from the outgoing Matt Smith. But what do the Three Who Rule think of this one? Did it pack enough emotional wallop after the spectacle that was the 50th anniversary? Did Matt Smith go out in a blaze of glory like Christopher Eccleston, or did he limp to the finish line like some (well, we) think David Tennant's Doctor did? Listen and find out. Oh, and Peter Capaldi is the Doctor now. We think this is a good thing, and it will make the wait for Capaldi's first proper outing as the Twelfth Doctor a very long one indeed...

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Dec 26, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #398 - 10,000 Maniacs
01:20:26

Despite the obvious dangers of the Blinovich Limitation Effect, the Three Who Rule came together in Edmonton for a pre-Xmas, pre-Time Of The Doctor powwow. Besides many and various clips, rumours and idle speculatings about ToTD, the big news was the announcement that Rose Tyler herself, Billie Piper, will be a guest at Gallifrey One, mere weeks away! Other morsels of information also teased the jingle-belled minds of the RFS crew, topped off by a final set of interviews from Chicago TARDIS with volcano enthusiast Tracey Childs and notable Davros impresario Terry Molloy. And if lava and genocidal geniuses doesn’t capture the holiday spirit, what does? Nothing, that’s what.

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Dec 22, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #397 - Corvette Winter
01:08:30

As Matt Smith's time in Doctor Who approaches its end, the BBC is starting to ramp up promotion of Smith's finale episode, "The Time of the Doctor", with a new trailer and a series of very intriguing promo pics. These topics and more form some key discussion points for the Three Who Rule this week, but no stats this week in honour of Warren's birthday celebrations! (Little does he know that there are no stats to discuss this week, anyway). However, the feature items in this week's episode are two interviews from Chicago TARDIS. Dan Hall drops by again to give an update on the final two Pup Ltd related DVDs coming up in 2014, "The Moonbase" and "The Underwater Menace", and the lovely Nina Toussaint-White (Mels from "Let's Kill Hitler") speaks to Steven in an interview recorded live on stage. Enjoy!

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Dec 15, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #396 - The Great Canadian Wheat Plains Are Safe
01:54:07

Statspocalypse! Yes, in a moment that Warren has feared since the inception of Radio Free Skaro, the 50th Anniversary generated stats to such a degree that they may have become sentient and declared war on humanity. And despite Warren’s hatred of the Devil Numbers, Radio Free Skaro gave you, the listener, comprehensive coverage of viewing figures, iPlayer requests, and other such pointless spreadsheetery.

But it wasn’t all stats (thankfully)! News of Other Doctor dollies, in-depth articles on 3D and the Radiophonic Workshop and more besides peppered the news list, leading up to the main event, the Missing Episodes panel from Chicago TARDIS, featuring Ed Stradling and Dan Hall of the DVD range and our own Steven as moderator. Note to Gallifrey Base users: Try not to divine rumour and nonsense from the facts and statements of truth in said panel. That is all. Thank you and good day! (puts on bowler hat, storms off stage left)

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Dec 08, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #395 - Bigger On The Inside
01:05:11

As if the build-up to and the celebration of Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary wasn't enough, the very next week after "The Day of the Doctor" wowed and amazed countless fans worldwide, more than two thousand of those fans gathered at Chicago TARDIS to revel in the celebration. Join Steven, with special guests Graeme Burk, Ken Deep, and David and Marty Hooie as they reminisce about another successful edition of the annual Midwestern convention. But that's not all! Steven spent the weekend gathering interviews with many of the guests, both onstage and off, and the first of these is presented to you here: an onstage interview with everybody's favourite Sontaran, Dan Starkey, famous for his wonderful portrayal of Strax. Listen for more interviews in future weeks from Chicago TARDIS!

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Dec 01, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #394 - One Day Like This
01:30:33

The long, long wait is over. Doctor Who celebrated 50 years of thrilling us all with the adventures of a madman with a box in high style, with not only "The Day of the Doctor", but also the stunning "An Adventure in Space and Time" and Peter Davison’s “The Five(ish) Doctors”, a whimsical treat for lovers of both the classic and new series.

Let’s not forget that 94 countries and many movie theatres simulcast "The Day of the Doctor" on Saturday, and for the first time ever the Three Who Rule are able to relay what it felt like to watch a big-screen adventure with the Doctor(s) surrounded by the love of many, many fans cheering and whooping at every twist and turn.

It was indeed a monumental week, but there’s still the Christmas Special and the end of Matt Smith’s run in a month, and next week a special RFS from Chicago TARDIS! Allons-Y, Geronimo, and for God’s Sake, GALLIFREY STANDS!

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Nov 24, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #393 - Flight Through Eternity
01:21:25

With less than a week until "The Day of the Doctor", the Two Who Rule (Warren and Steven, Chris was on assignment with UNIT) were positively giddy with anticipation for the 50th anniversary adventure to hit their eye bulbs in glorious 3D. But before that momentous event, the BBC released “The Night of the Doctor,” with a shocking appearance by Paul McGann! Lest you think that was the only treat for Whovians this week, a 2-minute clip from Day of the Doctor was also released in conjunction with Children in Need (which we will not discuss here, spoilerphobes), and various idents and other fripfrap also helped to fuel the hype machine. But, let’s be honest, what you’re really here for is our final Miniscope, this time with Richard Molesworth (author of a new book called "Robert Holmes: A Life in Words") discussing the Phillip Hinchcliffe era. We’ve very much enjoyed doing these Miniscopes, and we hope you’ve enjoyed listening to them. And three lucky listeners won copies of Adventures with the Wife in Space, written by friend of the show (and last week’s guest!) Neil Perryman! Who were the winners? You’ll just have to listen to find out!

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Nov 17, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #392 - The Final Phase
02:19:36
It was truly a momentous week for Doctor Who fans everywhere as they got not one, nor two, but THREE different trailers for 'The Day of the Doctor' from the BBC (twice!), BBC America, and, inadvertently early, BBC Latin America. While everyone is busy frame advancing through those to find out clues about the 50th Anniversary Special, a metric ton of news also dropped this week which helped push this episode of Radio Free Skaro past the two hour mark. But how could you go wrong with a Philip Segal Miniscope in the form of a TV Movie commentary with guest Neil Perryman? Answer: you can't. Enjoy, and be content that we are now less than two weeks away from the anniversary weekend...
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Nov 10, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #391 - The Death of Doctor Who
01:40:12

The tsunami of news (or, if you will, newsnami) continues this week, with tales of conventions, extras, tie-ins, and so, so much about An Adventure in Space and Time. All but mere pre-amble to the second part of the John Nathan-Turner miniscope, with special guest Steve O’Brien, who spares nothing in his analysis of the somewhat shaky years comprising the tail-end of JNT’s era as producer of Doctor Who. The Three Who Rule also give their thoughts on the latter half of the JNT era, rounding out a jam-packed episode of Radio Free Skaro sure to pale in comparison to the utter madness that is the final weeks before the 50th anniversary. Prepare yourselves!

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Nov 03, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #390 - The Watcher
01:45:56

It was one of the more exciting weeks in Doctor Who recently with global cinema screenings of "The Day of The Doctor" being announced around the world, and Big Finish's 50th anniversary story "The Light At The End" being given an early release, one month before the actual anniversary itself. The resulting chaos showed that no internet site knows the wrath of an impatient group of Doctor Who fans, but at the end of the day, thousands of fans will be watching the 50th Anniversary story in 3D together in cinemas (the Three Who Rule included!) on November 23 and 25. Once the furore of this died down on the podcast, the Skaro boys turn back the clock to delve into the first half of the John Nathan-Turner era in the Miniscope, with the wonderful Rob Shearman!

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Oct 27, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #389/A - The Light At The End
30:21

It's another cutaway episode! This time around, we devote some time in the middle of the week to the world of Big Finish and their own celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. To do so, Steven interviews Big Finish executive producer Nick Briggs, who is also the writer and director of Big Finish's own 50th anniversary story "The Light At The End", a story which features all Doctors Four through Eight in an extravaganza that will be released in November. Big Finish will be making an announcement regarding the special soon, so enjoy this interview as it whets your appetite for what's to come...

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Oct 22, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #389 - A Holiday For The Doctor
01:45:08

A trailer! A trailer! Maybe not THE trailer we've all been waiting for, but certainly a fitting tribute to 50 years of Doctor Who, with a frankly insane number of homages and visual cues stuffed into a minute of pure nostalgia. In true timey-wimey fashion, the Three Who Rule recorded the bulk of this episode BEFORE the trailer came out, but Steven and Warren were able to admonish their past selves and give their brief thoughts on the trailer, mostly consisting of "ooo," "ahhh," and "gear!"

But lest you think a minute of visually splendiferous pandering was all that was covered in this episode of RFS, feast your earballs on a Miniscope featuring an interview with Liz Myles, the co-editor of Chicks Unravel Time and a member of the Verity! podcast, as she sings the praises of the Graham Williams era. Steven, Warren and Chris also cover the peaks and valleys of the Williams era, in addition to bantering about non-trailer related news. Fantasallonsonimo!

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Oct 20, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #388 - 50 Ways To Love Your Doctor
01:42:18

On the way to a light week for Radio Free Skaro, the world of Doctor Who decided to explode in a shower of the awesomeness that is nine previously missing episodes from the 1960s being found, returned, and released to an adoring public via iTunes. Naturally, the Three Who Rule felt compelled to give you their thoughts on both "The Enemy of the World" and "The Web of Fear", unseen for decades, but they also bring you interviews with the esteemed Paul Cornell, who talks about "Scream of the Shalka" (now out on DVD), his upcoming comic, The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who, which will close out IDW Publishing's Doctor Who series, and an exclusive Doctor Who book-related announcement. And we all also talk to Graeme Burk and Robert Smith?, authors of the phenomenal new book Who's 50. So much for a week off! Next week: the beginning of the second half our popular Producer Miniscope series!

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Oct 13, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #387/A - Missing Episodes Special
32:41

FOUND! Against all hope and logic, nine episodes of Doctor Who once thought lost forever have been found and returned to the BBC Archives. Such a monumental occasion warrants a rare Radio Free Skaro cutaway episode, wherein the Three Who Rule discuss the return of five episodes of The Enemy of the World and four episodes of The Web of Fear, the extravagant efforts that Doctor Who's newest hero, Philip Morris of Television International Enterprises Archives, went to in order to uncover these lost treasures...and also reveal a little bit of the intense research that was done by the Skaro boys over the past few months to try to get to the bottom of all the rumours! Rejoice, Who fans!

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Oct 11, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #387 - The Velvet Web
01:38:45

As we turn the corner into October in this 50th anniversary year of Doctor Who, the Three Who Rule reach the halfway point in their odyssey of covering the eras of each producer of the classic series in the Miniscope. This week, the Barry Letts epoch is the focus, a five year stretch of classic episodes that vaulted Doctor Who from a Saturday tea-time tradition to a British television institution. A lifelong fan of the era, Gary Russell, who has been involved with the show in many ways since the early 1980s, joins us to discuss the many strengths of Lett's time on the show. Steven, Warren, and Chris also reunite to discuss the news of the week, including details of a worldwide simulcast of The Day of the Doctor, which were announced earlier this week. Fun and exciting!

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Oct 06, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #386 - The Ordeal
01:33:53

The producer Miniscope series plows onward as special guest John Williams from Tachyon TV joins in to discuss the Peter Bryant and Derrick Sherwin era. An era of selecting a new Doctor and ever-changing roles for the production team, Bryant and Sherwin were responsible for... well, you'll just have to listen and find out, won't you? With Warren unavailable, Steven and Chris tackle the news of the week including discussion on the latest (what some may call) blunder on the part of the BBC's 50th anniversary "celebrations", and yes, even talk about audio stuff! And books! And cosplay! And we announce the winner of our Twitter contest for a Region 1 Doctor Who Complete Series 7 box set! When the Warren is away, the mice will play!

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Sep 29, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #385 - A Change of Identity
01:32:52

The Miniscope madness continues this week with an examination of the Innes Lloyd era, with a little help from JR Southall of Starburst Magazine and the Blue Box Podcast, and Deborah Watling, AKA Victoria Waterfield. But before "regeneration and bases under siege" (and a whole lot more) fall under the hawk-like gaze of the RFS crew and their guests, news of DVD releases, theatrical showings of "The Day of the Doctor" and flagrant disregard for the term "rels" were the order of the day. Enjoy, and a quick note: all rel-related pedantry should be aimed squarely at Warren, who will dismiss said pedantry out of hand.

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Sep 22, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #384 - A Battle of Wits
01:38:46

Our second entry in our Producer era Miniscopes sees us tackle the John Wiles era, a controversial six months in Doctor Who's long history that ushered in great changes and foreshadowed a great many more. Joining us to discuss the finer points of this tumultuous time is Toby Hadoke, and we also bring you an interview with Peter Purves, who played Steven Taylor throughout the Wiles era. Before that, Simon Harries drops by to discuss the news of the week with Steven and Warren. A jam packed episode, to be sure!

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Sep 15, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #383 - The Firemaker
01:10:45

As most of you might be aware, Doctor Who is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, and the Three Who Rule are also doing their part to mark the occasion by celebrating and analyzing the era of each producer who helmed the show from 1963 through until the Fox TV movie in 1996. First up, the first producer - the original, you might say - Verity Lambert, who set in stone much of what we know and love about Doctor Who with help from her story editors David Whitaker and Dennis Spooner. And joining us for this segment is Doctor Who writer Jonny Morris to provide insight and opinion on the first two years in the programme's history. We look forward to peeling back the curtain on classic Who for the next several weeks leading up to the 50th anniversary on November 23!

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Sep 08, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #382 - Behind the Sophist
01:13:25

Despite the Doctor Who world being split between multiple conventions this weekend (or because of it), the news was a bit thin this week, but that didn't stop the Three Who Rule from spinning their creative wheels in new and exciting directions, including the creation of Sofa-ism, a philosophy based on sitting around on your couch. Canada's national shame, otherwise known as Nickelback, was also name checked far more than necessary (ie. at all.) All this and an appearance from Sean Homrig of the Tardis Tavern podcast for our Name of the Doctor commentary! The mind reels at the riches in store for you. Next week: the producer Miniscopes begin in earnest!

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Sep 01, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #381 - Silver Fox
01:29:10

The Three Who Rule welcome back our very good friend Chip from the Two-minute Time Lord podcast as we all talk over Neil Gaiman's most recent Doctor Who effort, Nightmare in Silver. Has some time and distance since the story's initial broadcast allowed our hearts to warm to it more, or was the extremely divisive reaction from fandom warranted and still valid? Will the effort satisfy 80s Hair Band pedants? News of the week, with Chip filling in for a very busy Warren, and which includes talk of what might just be the worst merchandise tie-in ever, rounds out this episode of Radio Free Skaro. Excelsior!

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Aug 25, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #380 - A Study in Crimson
01:25:44

"Whimsical yet terrifying" is an apt way to describe "The Crimson Horror," this week's commentary, but also an accurate portrayal of current Who news. What missive struck fear into the stalwart hearts of the Three Who Rule? Possibly the fact that CBC executives wanted to dub over Christopher Eccleston's Northern England accent with something more suitable to Canadian ears. Perhaps a Newfie accent would have made more sense. Or perhaps it was the notion that filming on Series 8 of Doctor Who won't begin until January? The horror continued with a discussion of David Lee Roth's storied career, what constitutes a bad fan (hint: probably everything) and more! And that's before the commentary, with special guest Deb Stanish of the Verity Podcast! Enjoy!

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Aug 18, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #379 - Inside the Spaceship
01:22:31
The afterglow of the announcement of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor has still not worn off if this week's news list, and the enthusiasm of the Three Who Rule, is anything to go by. Tons of Capaldi news from his fan battles as a teenager to the clandestine methods employed to smuggle him into the BBC for his big reveal will no doubt thrill and entertain you, along with a healthy dose of merchandise news. And to top it off, Kat from Verity! joins us for a commentary of "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS" from this past series. Exciting stuff!
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Aug 11, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #378 - Peter XII
01:33:26

Peter Capaldi is the Twelfth Doctor! Announced during a worldwide live TV broadcast, Peter Capaldi was introduced to an Elstree TV studio full of delighted fans and an entire planet full of excited watchers, and the result is near unanimous - Steven Moffat's sole choice for the role was the right. Good thing the Three Who Rule recorded the news two days before the announcement...and got the announcement right! Amazing foresight (luck) on their part! However, Erika from Verity! not only drops by to talk with Steven about the live broadcast of Capaldi's reveal, but also joins the crew for a commentary on the Series 7 episode "Hide". All hail Peter the Great! And the new Peter, too!

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Aug 04, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #377 - Emergency Luke
01:36:54

On thisss week'sss Radio Free Ssskaro, the Ice Warriors return! Well, one of them does in the Cold War era episode called...er..."Cold War", of which there is a commentary presented. Luke from TMDWP joins us, replacing Seattle-bound Warren, to give us not only his thoughts on one of his favourite episodes from the recent series, but also to tell us about the Sylvester McCoy BFI event that occurred on July 27. Also, much news and speculation is discussed, as well as a whole host of merchandise to make sure your pockets are liberated of any spare cash. Expect more of such things as we get closer and closer to the event of the year in November!

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Jul 28, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #376 - I'll Be In My Trailer
01:15:52

San Diego Comic Con! Over the years SDCC has become a mecca not only of pop culture, cosplay and general lunacy, but also an important platform by which Doctor Who announces mammoth events like, say…the 50th Anniversary Special Trailer. The crowds went wild in Hall H, and mere moments later, entitled fans worldwide bristled in anger, fury and impotent frustration that they were not included in the fun IMMEDIATELY. What they should have done is focused their…enthusiasm at this week's episode of RFS, which contains not only news from SDCC and elsewhere but also a commentary for The Rings of Akhaten, featuring costumer Mette Hedin and Erik Stadnik of the Doctor Who: The Writer's Room. Now that's value! Enjoy!

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Jul 21, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #375 - Scaling the Shard
01:29:36

With San Diego Comic Con looming in just a week's time, the news list was filled to bursting with silly plastic dolls, lunch boxes and of course the con itself, which will feature a Sunday session with Steven Moffat, Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, and Mark Gatiss, as well as the iconic David Bradley who appears as the iconic William Hartnell in the iconic Adventures in Space and Time. But before SDCC comes the BBC Proms, a snippet of which you will hear on this very program! Toss in DVDs, ebooks, telesnaps and more and you've got a veritable gumbo of podcast goodness of #sharknado proportions. But wait, there's more! A "The Bells of Saint John" commentary with which to fill your earholes with mirth, glee and mirth-glee! Listen! Now!

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Jul 14, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #374 - The Inside Story
01:16:42

The Three Who Rule went west to Westercon this week, special guests of the 66th edition of one of the longest running science fiction conventions in the world. Much fun was had, much sun was enjoyed, and all three of the RFS hosts were very active on a variety of panels throughout the weekend. One such panel devoted to the history of Radio Free Skaro is presented in this episode, in which the past seven years of RFS podcasts are recounted, the highs, the lows, from humble beginnings  to the recent triumphs of today (what other podcast has had a commentary of Delta and the Bannermen, we ask you?). We hope you enjoy our introspective look at a podcast that we truly do enjoy producing every week to hopefully entertain and distract you from your minor inconveniences.

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Jul 07, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #373 - Jeff Podcast
01:11:03

And thus begins the calm before the storm for Radio Free Skaro. One week before the Three Who Rule jet off to Sacramento to participate in Westercon 66, after which weeks of blockbuster episodes from commentaries to Miniscopes will take you all the way to the 50th Anniversary Special, the Three let there hair down, invite a couple friends over, and have a bit of fun and frivolity. First, Kyle Anderson of Nerdist and Doctor Who: The Writers Room fame drops by after far too long to talk about the news of the week in Doctor Who, and Toby Hadoke also drops by to tell everyone how his fabulous Who's Round podcast is coming along, what's in store in the weeks to come, and how can help Toby in his epic quest to gather a production anecdote from every single televised Doctor Who story. So sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy yourself with us!

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Jun 30, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #372 - The Chain
54:56

It has been one crazy week in the world of Doctor Who, with rumours of scores of missing Doctor Who episodes being found, then not found, then found again, then, finally, all of them declared not missing but destroyer. The end. Is it, though? The wait for a new Doctor will also have to wait awhile, so there is very little in the way of solid news to discuss this week, but that didn’t stop the Three Who Rule! One thing is for sure, though – Radio Free Skaro will be at Westercon 66 in Sacramento in a couple weeks, and the convention organizers Kevin Roche and Andy Tremblay are here to tell you all about it. It’s looking like it might be an interesting summer in this, the 50th anniversary year of Doctor Who!

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Jun 23, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #371 - Bless the Rains
01:04:11

The Doctor Who rumour mill was in full blown chaos this week with Twelfth Doctor casting rumours giving way to tales of hoards of missing episodes being recovered. The Two Who Rule (Chris managed to escape the mongering of said rumours) neatly sidestepped harmless (or harmful) speculation by delving into talk of the future of the film industry and 3D TV and its relation to Doctor Who. But Chris returns (and Warren departs) to talk to Neil Perryman, dear friend and author who is writing the upcoming Adventures of the Wife in Space book, based on his hugely successful blog. Listen on!

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Jun 16, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #370 - Pride (In The Name of Who)
01:15:54

Another week and still no new Doctor Who. The long 6-month wait for the 50th Anniversary Special means speculation about the show's future in the form of the next actor (or will it be actress?) to play The Doctor. But it's not all bad as there are always stats to be had, always new Doctor Who merchandise to be discussed and/or mocked and of course talk of DVDs and just how lucky we are as Doctor Who fans to have the Restoration Team. Featured in this jam-packed episode of Radio Free Skaro is an interview with Michael D. Thomas, who as co-editor of Queers Dig Time Lords, talks about the queer segment of Doctor Who fandom and what draws people to our beloved show. Enjoy!

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Jun 09, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #369 - A Tale of Two Doctors
01:26:31

In an uneventful, post finale, nothing ever happens week, The Three Who Rule….wait, HOLD ON, JUST A SECOND…..Chris isn't on the show this week. Oh, and also, Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who. 

Yes, the floppy haired foetus who charmed his way into our hearts in the Eleventh Hour has decided to vacate the TARDIS, but not before the 50th Anniversary and Christmas specials this year. Smith's tenure spanned arguably the greatest period of global mainstream popularity the show has ever seen, and it is likely the search and selection of the next Doctor will garner more than a little attention from both fans and the not-we. Let the speculation, tears, jeers, madness, forum bile and lunacy begin! We also have news, japes, Warren trying and failing to explain Guardians of the Galaxy to Steven, and a winner for our DVD caption contest! Hooray!

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Jun 02, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #368 - Iron Pants
01:16:15

It 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.

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May 26, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #367 - Everybody Hurts
01:00:13

Well, the most recent series of Doctor Who has wrapped up, and what a way to do it - a fangasmagoria from Steven Moffat containing notable nods to the past and tantalizing hints of what's to come. "The Name of the Doctor" gave fans what they wanted (and more) in a 50th anniversary story, and it was six months early! But what did the Three Who rule think of this extravaganza? Also discussed in this episode were the now assured future of Doctor Who and the show's return in Series 8, stats, more stats, and the potentially damaging effects of Eurovision. And now, six months to wait until more new Doctor Who...but what else does the BBC have in store before then?

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May 19, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #366 - The Emperor's New Clothes
54:13

Neil Gaiman's sophomore effort is one of the most divisive in the history of new Doctor Who, with some fans adoring his take on the Cybermen and others viewing precocious children and speedy metal men with disdain. But what did the Three Who Rule think? What are Chris's views on the Proper Use of the Pimp Hand? Was Steven his usual cheery self, and did Warren find time to admonish his fellow nerds for overexcitement? Mix in stats, leaked Series 7 DVDs, fake Target book covers, and more, and you've got yourself a veritable jambalaya of Doctor Who conversation for slightly less than an hour!

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May 12, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #365 - Fondant Surprise
01:05:27

Northern England in the Victorian era, monsters, lizards, Sontarans, lame GPS jokes and latched-on kidlet drama all made "The Crimson Horror" a roller coaster ride of emotion for the Three Who Rule. But was it a ride full of thrills and chills or merely a routine trundle through well-worn paths of dramaturgy? Were endless stats enough to send Warren into a fit of apoplectic rage?  Do nerds get angry about any and all news about the 50th anniversary special? All these questions will be answered in this exciting episode of Radio Free Skaro! Except the nerdrage, that's one of life's eternal mysteries.

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May 05, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #364 - Smoke On The Horizon
01:10:23

For decades, fans of Doctor Who have been wondering and dreaming of what amazing thrills and sights exist within The Doctor's TARDIS. The 50th Anniversary of the programme seems to be an appropriate time to finally peel back the curtain on The Doctor's magical time-space machine, and Stephen Thompson's script, free of crippling 20th century BBC budgets, took us for a ride. But what did the Three Who Rule think? After that, Chris and Steven are joined by Erika and Katrina from Verity! in Calgary, talking about the massive event that is Calgary Expo, which attracted 60,000 fans (and many Doctor Who cosplayers) to southern Alberta this weekend. Enjoy!

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Apr 28, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #363 - Ghost Lite
01:06:14

Awoooooo! Scary stuff! That's what this week's instalment of Doctor Who was, as "Hide", a tautly written and directed thriller, enthralled many a fan and viewer. But what did the Three Who Rule think? They were widely split with their opinions of writer Neil Cross's first effort, "The Rings of Akhaten"; will Cross make Chris cross, or will it be smooth sailing for all involved? Also discussed are changing pronunciations of planet names throughout the years (because, yes, Metebelis-gate is casually mentioned in this episode), the title of the Series 7b finale, the return of the Doctor Who Proms, and some exciting action figures coming your way later this year. Awooooo!

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Apr 21, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #362 - Ice Hot
51:54

After a wait of almost 40 years, the Ice Warriors have returned to Doctor Who, with at least (and let's be honest, at most) one heavily armoured, lumbering green menace is back to make the lives of an 80's crew of Soviet submariners a soggy, terrifying hell. Mark Gatiss, a Who polymath with some hits and a few misses under his belt, brings the claustrophobic terror with "Cold War," but the real question is, what did the Three Who Rule think of the story? With precious little to discuss besides this episode and stats, stats, stats (and more stats) they expostulated at length, coming perilously close to beating Douglas McKinnon's expertly paced tale's running time with their balderdash and bafflegab.

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Apr 14, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #361 - The Borings of Akhaten
01:03:37

After a rollicking opening to Series 7B last week, we were treated to a new episode in "The Rings of Akhaten" that received almost no love from any of the Three Who Rule. In fact, only one person had something nice to say about it, and you'll never guess who! The episode may have left a bad taste in everyone's mouth, but the return of a full stats report, and a return of our new, impromptu game called "Guess the Stats!", proved to be a splash of minty, mouthwashy goodness! That, and talk of the 50th Anniversary special, Christopher Eccleston, DVD news, and an endless list of Doctor Who t-shirt ideas, makes clear that it's not where you start, but where you finish. Next week: Ice Warriorssss...

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Apr 07, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #360 - Quadracyclephenia
01:13:52

New Doctor Who! And given such an auspicious occasion, it was no surprise that the Three Who Rule yammered on length about "The Bells of Saint John," and then further prognosticated on the news that David Tennant and Billie Piper will in fact return for the 50th anniversary special. Debate on the proper levels of fanwankiness for the special,  speculation on the many hints and tidbits Moffat has seeded throughout his tenure leading up to November 23rd, 2013 and other wishes and dreams for the upcoming season were all grist for the fevered (and possibly insane) minds of the RFS crew. All this and various other tidbits of news, and more importantly, no stats. (Don't worry, stats will be back in full force next week). 

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Mar 31, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #359 - Whether You Like It Or Not
01:18:34

The upcoming book "JN-T: The Life and Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner" is quite possibly the most controversial account of the behind-the-scenes world of Doctor Who ever published, delving into the, at times, seedy side of the life of the long time producer of Doctor Who. It also covers, with astonishing detail, the trials and tribulations that occurred during the making of the programme in the 1980s when the BBC were increasingly trying to kill it. We present an interview with the book's author, Richard Marson, who explains the amount of work that went into researching the biography, as well as discuss his own experiences and opinions on the man who was responsible for Doctor Who for an entire decade. But before that, Chris and Steven yammer about the news of the week, and look forward to new Doctor Who in less than a week's time!

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Mar 24, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #358 - A Breath of Fresh Air Lock
59:37

A wide variety of news leads off the latest episode of Radio Free Skaro, as the Three Who Rule pontificate about the fate of Caroline Skinner, the discovery of early Doctor Who scripts and even a little about the upcoming Series 7B... but wait, there's more! This week saw the release of the Special Edition of The Aztecs, which includes the recently-found third episode of Galaxy 4, and what more fitting way to celebrate its release on home video than for the RFS lads to talk all over it in the form of a commentary. Talk of Lego, the upcoming Calgary Expo, the realization we're on the cusp of the longest unbroken streak of Doctor Who episodes since 2010 - and of course the other news of the week - round out this week's podcast. Enjoy!

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Mar 17, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #357 - Wiped Clean By The Wrath of Pamela Nash
01:05:54

Just as Doctor Who is missing episodes from its archive, the Three Who Rule are missing Chris this week. But instead of providing you with a telesnap reconstruction of Pedantor, we bring to you instead an interview with Richard Molesworth, author of Wiped!, the second edition of which is hitting bookshelves soon. Steven and Richard discuss all there is to talk about regarding missing episodes, including recent discoveries, mystery in Sierra Leone, and what's being done to hopefully find more episodes in the future. Warren and Steven also plough through a news list featuring discussion of conventions, Series 7b news, and outrage at the continued absence of a Bill Filer action figure.

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Mar 10, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #356 - Strax to the Max
01:48:22

After the craziness of last week's Calgary Expo announcement (which crashed the servers at Radio Free Skaro headquarters, aka a rusty shack in Surrey, BC), and two weeks after the wild times of Gallifrey One, the Three Who Rule were finally able to sit back, relax, and take in an episode of Doctor Who. And then talk over it. The episode of choice is "The Snowmen", the 2012 Christmas special that caused much merriment amongst most of the masses. Minus Warren, Chris and Steven find time before hand to discuss the news of the week, including the passing of designer Ray Cusick, responsible for one of the most iconic science fiction designs of all time. He also designed the Daleks.

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Mar 03, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #355 - All the News That's Fit To Miss
58:21

It's only a week after Gallifrey One, but there's no rest for the wicked as we bring you a very special announcement regarding Radio Free Skaro and the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, taking place - surprise, surprise - in Calgary, Alberta from April 26-28! Event coordinator Shane Turgeon from Calgary Expo drops by with all the details including some exciting Doctor Who-related announcements. But wait, there's more! As you may have noticed, the Three Who Rule let the news pass by the wayside during Gallifrey One, but there were so many interesting developments to discuss that a bumper list of news new and old is presented here for you to bring some sense of completion to your lives (but mostly to those of the Three Who Rule). Hooray!

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Feb 23, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #354 - The Best Things In Life Are Freema
01:07:57

Another Gallifrey One has come and gone! On this, the fifth and final Radio Free Skaro podcast from Gally, we present to you interviews with Freema Agyeman, director Saul Metzstein (with a cameo from Ben Browder!), Charlie Ross, and the Valeyard himself, Michael Jayston! We also catch up with our friend Ken Deep, eavesdrop on a 24-year "Survival" reunion between Sylvester McCoy and Julian Holloway, and unveil some podcast plans for the months to come. 2013 is shaping up to be an exciting year, and Gallifrey One was a perfect way to kick it off in style!

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Feb 18, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #353 - A Sound of Ice and Fire
01:27:24

Still more Gallifrey! Your august crew scoured the LAX Marriott for Who personages of note, and by golly we found them, in the personages of director Douglas Mackinnon, ex-companion and documentarian Mark Strickson, BBC Radiophonic Workshop guru Dick Mills, writer and all around gent Andrew Smith, and podcast supremos The Oodcast all collide cheek by jowl in this, our penultimate episode from Gallifrey One. Enjoy!

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Feb 18, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #352 - Press Play Now
01:11:44

The Doctor Who classic series DVD range is approaching the end of its run, but not before a few momentous releases hit the shelves around the world in celebration of the programme's 50th anniversary. Who better to discuss what's to come than the very folks who have restored and enhanced Doctor Who in DVD form for the past several years? We present to you the Enlightenment DVD panel from Gallifrey One, with commissioning editor Dan Hall, Restoration Team founder Steve Roberts, documentary producer Ed Stradling, and writer/documentarian Nicholas Pegg. With The Tenth Planet, The Ice Warriors, and many other hotly anticipated releases discussed, this is not a panel to be missed! Also, our friend Luke from TMDWP drops by to tell the Three Who Rule about his experiences at his first ever Gallifrey One! 

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Feb 17, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #351 - Radio Free Skaro and The Ambassadors of Death
01:26:19

RFS Live from Gallifrey One in Los Angeles! Yes, it's time once again for Radio Free Skaro's annual live show at Gallifrey One, the biggest and best Doctor Who convention to grace the shores of Los Angeles and the world entire. Steven, Warren and Chris were delighted and honoured to play host to Sylvester McCoy, Philip Hinchcliffe, Stephen Thorne, Dan Starkey, Neve McIntosh, and Richard Hope. Chip, the Two Minute Time Lord, both acted as audio engineer and delivered a wonderful sermon on the importance and sheer wonder of being a fan in a community of diverse but like-minded friends. 

Can we just say it one more time? PHILIP HINCHCLIFFE. 

Thanks to one and all who came to the show in person, and we're delighted to offer this year's live show to our listeners who couldn't make it to L.A.

Feb 16, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #350 - The Lyon in Winter
36:04

Gallifrey One is here! THE event on the Doctor Who calendar has finally arrived, and it seems to start earlier every year, as can be heard during this very episode of Radio Free Skaro! Recorded during Lobbycon on the Thursday night, the Three Who Rule are joined by Gallifrey One program director Shaun Lyon, who talks about this year's enormously popular edition of the long running convention, the pitfalls that have occurred during the year that led up to this year's con, and the wonderful triumphs this year and every year that makes Gallifrey One such an amazing experience for Doctor Who fan young and old. Just a taste of the wild weekend to come at Gallifrey One!

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Feb 15, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #349 - Is That In Ireland?
01:25:17

Has it really been a year? Yes, Gallifrey One is imminent, which means it's time for the annual Radio Free Skaro Gally preview show! The Three Who Rule run down what panels they'd like to see (if they weren't so busy bringing you the best coverage of the convention that money would never actually buy), as well as give you a primer of what to expect at the world's greatest Doctor Who convention. But before they get into full con mode, a bumper crop of news happened this past week, including some very interesting DVD releases coming down the pipe, and the beginning of filming for the hotly anticipated "An Adventure In Space and Time". Next stop: Gallifrey One!

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Feb 10, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #348 - The Rain of Errors
36:50

Because of a complicated situation involving Mandrels, Bandrils, the Borad and the Swarm, the Three Who Rule kept it (somewhat) brief this week, focusing on conserving their energies for the onslaught of Gallifrey coverage coming your way in a mere week and change. News included the casting of "An Adventure in Space and Time," the increasingly intruiging dramatization of the early days of Doctor Who, DVD news, analysis of the upcoming insanely detailed (and expensive) David Tennant figure, and a tribute to Bernard Horsfall, a veteran Classic Who actor who left us all too soon this week.

But since this is Radio Free Skaro, there was also pointless debate about the Mask of Omega, the overall quality of the Three Doctors, the Two Doctors and other classic stories, and speculation about just what the BBC is holding back (if anything) regarding their celebratory plans for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. Enjoy this short(er) but sweet(er) episode, which will lighten the weight of your portable listening device! Don't question that last statement, it is SCIENCE.

Feb 03, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #347 - Toyfairgate
01:34:56

A shocking amount of news made its way from the wilds of the Internet to the fevered brains and out of the fetid mouths of the Three Who Rule this week, including the infamous "ToyFairGate," where canny spies noted BBC posters announcing….somewhat sparse plans for the anniversary year of Doctor Who. The din of fan outrage was such that it almost drowned out announcements of new action figures, soundtracks, special edition DVDs and other delicious morsels.

But controversy and action figure portfolios aside, this week also marks an interview with Paul Scoones, Doctor Who historian and author of "The Comic Strip Companion: 1964-1979" which chronicles decades of Doctor Who comic strips. Scoones is also well known for his deep production knowledge, expressed through the medium of subtitles on Doctor WHo DVDs. Steven spent the better part of an hour delving deep into Scoones work with him, and now we bring that interview to you.

And remember, in less than three weeks Radio Free Skaro will open Gallifrey One with our live show, "The Ambassadors of Death!" With a guest lineup of Sylvester McCoy, Philip Hinchcliffe, Bernard Horsfall, Neve McIntosh, Richard Hope and Dan Starkey, it's sure to be ninety minutes of fun, facts and…a return guest appearance from Chip, the Two Minute TIme Lord!

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Jan 27, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #346 - Contact Has Been Made
49:30

With Chris and Steven each recuperating from an infection from the Swarm, it was Warren's turn to suffer the effects of an infestation of the Nucleus. While Warren wasn't running on full steam for the news segment, in which  news on Gallifrey One was the dominant feature, he does feature in a previously recorded interview with Mike Tucker, the visual effects expert whose work has appeared on both classic and new series Doctor Who. Mike is also a Doctor Who fan and an all around nice guy, which makes this episode of Radio Free Skaro a must listen! Just stay back at least 50 feet from the Three Who Rule when listening...

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Jan 20, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #345 - Celebrations And Swan Songs
01:18:14

All good things come to an end, and so it must be with the series of interviews Steven conducted at Chicago TARDIS. But we end with none other than Gary Russell, someone who has done so much not only in the world of Doctor Who but also in a myriad of other creative pursuits. From his start as a child actor on the Famous Five to his work as editor of Doctor Who magazine and his years as script editor of the show itself, Russell has seen and done it all. 

And of course it wouldn't be an episode of RFS without a lot of meandering discussion, news, and a palpable excitement for Gallifrey, which is merely a month away. Hooray! 

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Jan 13, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #344 - More Than 100 Minutes In The TARDIS
01:45:57

Happy New Year! After battling illness and ennui over the past week and a half, the Three Who Rule are back with a bumper episode to launch 2013, the centrepiece of which is an epic interview with Kevin Jon Davies. Davies was the director and producer of "More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS", the BBC's official 30th anniversary celebration for Doctor Who, but his connection to the worlds of Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, and Blake's 7, made for a fascinating chat. Also, your three hosts run down the Christmas time viewing figures, discuss their importance, and also talk about puppies. Six weeks until Gallifrey One!

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Jan 06, 2013
Radio Free Skaro #343 - Hilarity, Polarity, and Clara-ty
40:08

NEW WHO! The Three Who Rule were delighted to find a sparkling new Doctor Who story under their Christmas tree in the form of "The Snowmen," a somewhat deceptive name as actual snowmen figure nowhere near as much as disembodied manifestations, the plummy tones of Sir Ian McKellen, the iconic Richard E. Grant, and a puzzle of an enigma known as Clara the barmaid/governess. Throw in a sassy Sontaran, a sensual Silurian and her good lady wife, and a broody, moody, and altogether froody Matt Smith and you've got yourself a Christmas special! And a podcast about said special! Christmas!

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Dec 26, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #342 - Cinephiles And Audio Files
01:06:34

The impending arrival of Christmas Day means two things: excitement for "The Snowmen" is rising to fever pitch, and…Chris is super busy and couldn't be part of this week's proceedings. Steven and Warren made up for his absence by immediately taking the whole business off the rails and discussing the Hobbit's use of 48fps. After much debate and incorrect references to VidFIRE, the duo got back to business and discussed the week's news before seguing into Steven's interviews with both composer and production sound expert Mark Ayres and the voices behind Verity!, a new all-female podcast coming soon to your local internet. 

Stay tuned on December 26th (known as Boxing Day here in the frozen wilds of Canada and as Wednesday in the US of A) for our review of "The Snowmen"!

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Dec 23, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #341 - Stepsons And Screwdrivers
01:01:32

Trailers! Trailers! So many trailers for the Snowmen, the upcoming Doctor Who Xmas special! Well, alright…there were two new trailers. But they are amping up the enthusiasm of the Three Who Rule for this year's Yuletide offering, which is surely a good thing after the slim pickings of 2011's The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe. Another good thing is the interview from Chicago TARDIS with Toby Hadoke, a friend of the show, gentleman actor and all around great fella. Bask in his wisdom and delight in his wit! Immediately!

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Dec 16, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #340 - Masterplans And Script Doctors
01:08:34

A simply colossal list of news items dominated the proceedings on this week's Radio Free Skaro, with much discussion on the snippets of non-spoilery info emerging about "The Snowmen," this year's Doctor Who Xmas Day spectacular. The Three Who Rule also announced not only what their live show at Gallifrey One is called, but also their first guest to open the show and the convention itself! But news was but grist for the main event, an interview from Chicago TARDIS with former Doctor Who script editor Andrew Cartmel. All this AND a pointless discussion about the Hobbit at 48fps? You bet!

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Dec 09, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #339 - Light Work And Dark Eyes
01:02:26

The Three Who Rule were reunited (and it felt so good) with Steven's return from Chicago TARDIS…bearing the gift of an interview with Nick Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery, and Paul Spragg, whose sterling work in the dramatic audio arts can be appreciated by all and sundry at www.bigfinish.com. News was sparse this week as we enter the calm before the Christmas Special storm, but numerous puzzling references to Ke$ha, a quite sweary Warren and 15 minutes of nonsensical pre-game banter padded out the proceedings nicely.

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Dec 02, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #338 - Burnt Toast And Bus Stations
58:38

Chicago TARDIS is the setting for this week's Radio Free Skaro as many hundreds of Doctor Who fans materialized in the Windy City for the Midwest's most popular Doctor Who convention. Steven represented the Three Who Rule at the con, and is joined in this episode by Chip from the Two-Minute Time Lord and Erik from the Doctor Who Book Club Podcast to discuss the convention, as well as the plethora of news that occurred in the world of Doctor Who over the past week - including stats! And to top it all off, Chip and Steven sit down with the TARDIS team of the late 1980s - Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred. Stay tuned to RFS in the coming weeks for even more interviews from Chicago TARDIS!

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Nov 25, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #337 - Splink
01:13:24

The Three Who Rule were joined this week by the incomparable John Williams, Tachyon TV alumnus and author of an upcoming tome about Who legend Malcolm Hulke. Mr. Williams was on hand not to plug his scribbling but to add his mellifluous verbiage to commentary of "The Angels Take Manhattan," the final adventure of Mr. and Mrs. Pond. Add a pinch of praise for sarcastic Sontarans, a dash of derision for evil Snowmen, and a completely arbitrary show title like "Splink," and…well, just take a listen.

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Nov 18, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #336 - The Power of Squee
01:09:48

The Three Who Rule were reduced to Two this week, but Steven and Warren were joined by the inestimable Simon Harries of Tachyon TV fame for a commentary on "The Power of Three," the penultimate story of this half-season. Simon's dry wit counterbalanced Steven's idiot savantism (emphasis on the "idiot") and Warren's outright stupidity to produce a most delicious bit of commentary that we're sure you'll enjoy! But that's not all! Though it nearly is, as the news was sparse this week, with only intrigues and tales of lost (and then found) Neil Gaiman scripts to report to you, our dear, dear listeners.

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Nov 11, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #335 - Browder Chowder
01:15:04

It was a bit of a light week in the world of Doctor Who as the production team secluded themselves in a Cardiff conference room to read through Neil Gaiman's eagerly anticipated second Doctor Who script, so the Three Who Rule devote some of their attention to the nerdplosion that was Disney buying up Lucasfilm. When Neil Perryman of The Adventures With the Wife in Space drops in for the commentary of "A Town Called Mercy", the off topic meanderings continue with praise and scorn heaped upon Farscape, Babylon 5, and some other series not named Doctor Who. Worry not, though, dear listener. There's still plenty of Who talk to validate the name of this podcast, from the astounding news that Gallifrey One is sold out for 2013 to fine performance of one Ben Browder. Enjoy!

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Nov 04, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #334 - Nefertiti Graffiti
01:16:29

Dinosaurs! On a Spaceship! Matt Smith's enthusiasm aside, does the fluffy lizardfest hold up to the laser-like scrutiny of Steven, Warren, and Luke from The Minute Doctor Who Podcast in this, the second of the "Pond Farewell Tour" commentaries? Were Mitchell and Webb any good as surly robots? Does the Doctor's team of historical oddities (and Rory's dad) make for high adventure and rollicking space-based shenanigans? Are any of these questions even close to addressed in the commentary? Tune in to find out, as well as hear tiny morsels of what could charitably called "news!"

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Oct 28, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #333 - Avid Femmy Robomen
01:26:32

With the New! Doctor! Who! countdown clock having more than two months on it, a mandate was declared by the Three Who Rule that now is the time for Season 7A commentaries. NOW. Over the coming weeks their trademark brand of pedantism, whimsy and love for classic rock will undoubtedly distract from the adventures of the Doctor, Amy and Rory playing out before them onscreen, starting this week with Asylum of the Daleks. But wait! Chip, the Two-minute Time Lord, joins our august trio for this episode, allegedly to voice his opinions on Asylum but mostly the keep Steven, Warren and Chris in line. Does he succeed? Tune in to find out!

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Oct 21, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #332 - Harry and the Giant Clam
01:07:15

The bulk of this week's episode is devoted to "Chicks Unravel Time," edited by Deb Stanish and L.M. Myles, a follow-up by Mad Norwegian Press to the widely praised "Chicks Dig Time Lords." In this book, each writer tackled a different season of Classic Who, with sometimes surprising results! The editors of this weighty tome told Warren and Steven about the creation of the book, the wide range of voices in the book (from pros to first-time writers) and the big difference that a female perspective can have on interpretation of our favorite television program.  

Oh yes, and some stats were mulled over at some point in the news segment. Last stats until Christmas, thank Omega! 

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Oct 14, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #331 - Fond Ponds Long Gone
01:25:21

This week sees the Three Who Rule in rest mode after five weeks of exhilarating new Doctor Who episodes, and before they begin inviting a few of their friends, old and new, to join them for the next few weeks of podcasting whimsy. As such, much waffling occurs as topics veer from Doctor Who (thankfully) to Red Dwarf to Robocop to 1988 (or is it 1987?) and the contemporary career trajectory of a young Alan Rickman. After your three hosts settle down, though, a thorough and indepth discussion takes place regarding the recently departed Ponds and their place in Who history. We do hope you enjoy listening.

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Oct 07, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #330 - Then They Take Berlin
01:11:32

The Angels Take Manhattan….and, to various degrees, the hearts of Warren, Steven, and Chip the Two Minute Time Lord, who sat in Chris's stead to review the mid-season finale and the departure of Matt Smith's near and dear companions, the Ponds. Weeping Statues of Liberty, questions of style vs. substance and what comes next for the series all reared their silent, menacing stone visages before coming to the really terrifying stuff…stats. Add a rant about thigh-less maxi-busts, high praise for Chicks Unravel Time, Chicago TARDIS, and Gel Guard action dolls and you've got yourselves three nerds talking about Doctor Who for an hour and change! And now another long wait until new Doctor Who stories grace our screens again...

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Sep 30, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #329 - The Curse of the Black Cube
52:47

The Three Who Rule took almost as long to talk about "The Power of Three" this week as the (admittedly truncated) episode itself took to play out on UK television screens. So what did Steven, Warren and Chris think of the slow invasion of the world by an Ikea fever dream? Did they enjoy the emergence of a new generation of UNIT leadership or the strengthening of emotional bonds between the Doctor, the Ponds, and Pond Sr? Or did they think it was all a load of stapled-on Gallifreyan fairy tales sealed by a bit of wand-waving? You'll just have to listen to find out! Also, don't miss stats, more stats, arguments about the canonical nature of Bill Baggs videos, pedanting, prequeldanting, and more!

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Sep 23, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #328 - A Fistful of Kahlers
01:04:48

Steven returns this week to the Radio Free Skaro fold after spending the previous week in a Doctor Who-less desolation in the form of the lakes area of Northern Wisconsin. A completely different desolate location (namely, Almeria, Spain) served as the backdrop of Episode Three of Series 7a of Doctor Who, A Town Called Mercy, a sharp-looking homage to the many spaghetti Westerns that were filmed in its environs. The Three Who Rule were surprisingly all on the same page when it comes to how well writer Toby Whithouse, director Saul Metzstein, and the rest of the team brought this episode to being... Also, an unexpected deluge of viewing figures dominates the news list, but is punctuated by the unqualified ratings success of Doctor Who on SPACE in Canada and the gradual realization that what has always been a niche show north of the 49th parallel is becoming part of the mainstream. And, no, we don't know how to deal with that, either.

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Sep 16, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #327 - Ankyl Socks
55:01

With Steven quite literally in a Cabin In The Woods, cut off from much of humanity and completely ignorant of "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship," it was up to Warren, Chris and special guest star Chip, the Two-Minute Time Lord, to hash out their feelings about thunder lizards, Egyptian queens and guest stars from the Potterverse. But it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows and puppy dogs and fluffy clouds and unicorns and... wait, where were we again? Oh yeah, Warren was forced to confront that which he hated most, the dreaded stats, and we throw in some discussion about the Welsh BAFTAS, games, Cafe Press and the Hugo Awards and more. Put it all together and you've got yourself an audio program on the internet about a niche topic!

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Sep 09, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #326 - Because We Need The Eggs
01:13:23

New Doctor Who! Yes, Asylum of the Daleks marked the return of the good Doctor and his erstwhile companions for the first time since last Christmas, and in high style with quite literally EVERY DALEK EVER making an appearance. What did the Three Who Rule think of Asylum? You'll just have to tune in and find out, but suffice it to say their opinions were less than uniform. All this and Pond Life, an entirely too long rant about the BBC America specials, the universally beloved viewing figure recitation, and much more on this episode of RADIO! FREE! SKARO!

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Sep 02, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #325 - Turn Me On, Deadman
01:33:32

We're officially into the home stretch toward the return of Doctor Who. After leaving the launch date until late in the game, as the BBC likes to do, it was formalized this past week that Asylum of the Daleks will grace our screens on September 1 (unless you live in Australia). Jubilation and excitement abound, despite the short run of Series 7A, and The Three Who Rule look forward to sinking their teeth into Moffat's first proper Dalek story... next week. In the mean time, we still have the rest of our Invasion of Time commentary to deliver, as well as the rest of the past week's news, which for a change is sorta Arthur Darvill-centric. Sit tight as we deliver a Rory-ing good time!

 

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Aug 26, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #324 - Tinfoil Terrors
02:15:27

With less than two weeks to go until new Doctor Who (maybe, possibly, nothing confirmed...) this week's news unsurprisingly revolved around both actual Series 7 news, like the screening of Asylum of the Daleks at the British Film Institute, and the spoilery spoler-free reviews of said screening by some of the UK's leading printed fishwrap merchants. Ticket sales for the upcoming NY screening of Asylum didn't go off quite so smoothly, leading the charges of heresy, treason, and bad sportsmanship on the part of BBC America. But this was all mere preamble to the main event, a scintillating commentary of parts 1 to 4 of the Invasion of Time, the seminal adventure on Gallifrey involving foil villains, arbitrary romance, and Rodan, the slinkiest air traffic controller Time Lady ever. Enjoy!

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Aug 19, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #323 - The Mark of The Gatiss
01:08:41

The summer time-wasting series winds down a bit with what's likely to be the final miniscope for a time. With New! Doctor! Who! on the horizon, The Three Who Rule look at the NuWho writing efforts of stalwart scribe Mark Gatiss, whose contributions to Doctor Who date back a couple decades. Gatiss has authored New Adventures, starred in fan videos, written for Big Finish, done Confidential voiceover work and so much more - not to mention penning a 50th anniversary special about the origins of our favourite show; it's no hyperbole to say he was a natural to write for modern Who. Then again, it unfortunately means we talk about Victory of the Daleks. News of the week, including ICONIC casting banter, rounds out another of these things we call Radio Free Skaro. And stay tuned for our plans for the podcast's sixth anniversary! Oh, wait. We have none. Carry on.

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Aug 12, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #322 - The Horse Eaters of Traken
02:19:53

A bumper length episode of Radio Free Skaro awaits you this week! The lengthy news list contains a discussion on the new trailer for Series 7 that came out this past week, as well as speculation on what big name actor will be announced as a guest star! (Of course, by the time you all hear this, this information will be already out there, and we'll look like right idiots. Again.) After we cover some DVD news, we move on to our commentary for Tom Baker's penultimate story The Keeper of Traken, possibly Doctor Who's most valid stab at stagey Shakespeare productions that happen to take place on different planets. But on the bright side - less than a month until new Doctor Who!

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Aug 05, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #321 - Wareing Thin
01:25:54

Whenever anything from the Sylvester McCoy era is the focus of an episode of Radio Free Skaro, there is bound to be disagreement. Chris and Steven are usually staunch defenders of the Seventh Doctor; Warren, to be polite, not so much. But the stories that director Alan Wareing claimed stewardship of, "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy", "Ghost Light", and "Survival" cause all three of those who Rule to convey pretty firm opinions about not only the direction of said stories, but the overall successes and faults of each one. But before Wareing's judgement in the Miniscope, we remember the eloquent and beautiful Mary Tamm who sadly passed away this past week, as well as speculate on what's to come in Doctor Who and when we will see it. Have a listen!

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Jul 29, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #320 - Floriani Requiem
02:13:36

The latter part of our commentary of the Tom Baker classic "The Seeds of Doom" dominates this week's episode of Radio Free Skaro as, once again, our friend Josh Zimon from The Memory Cheats joins us to talk over the dastardly exploits of the vile Harrison Chase. Before that, though, the Three Who Rule hash over last week's Comic-Con, serial dramas, bleeding sheep (possibly?), and the possible ennui that's setting in regarding the buildup to Series 7 of Doctor Who. It's a longer episode this week, but we promise a shorter, more rage filled episode next week as Warren will be forced to watch three stories from the Sylvester McCoy era...

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Jul 22, 2012
Radio Free Skaro #319 - Where In Time Is Comic-Con San Diego?
01:27:31

San Diego Comic-Con has become a huge event for the team behind Doctor Who, and this year is no different, with the cast and crew descending upon San Diego to promote the upcoming Series 7, believed to be premiering on BBC America (and most likely BBC One and SPACE) on Saturday, August 25! Stephen Prescott from the Mad Man With A Box podcast drops by to give us his report from the trenches at SDCC. Later, our old friend Josh Zimon (of The Memory Cheats fame) joins the Three Who Rule for the first part of our commentary on The Seeds of Doom. All this and more on another jam packed edition of Radio Free Skaro!