Doctor Who: Radio Free Skaro

By The Three Who Rule

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 Dec 4, 2019

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by far the best DrWho podcast out there.

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Radio Free Skaro is possibly the most popular, most prolific and charmingly irreverent (but never irrelevant) Doctor Who podcast around. Since August 2006, hosts Warren (in Vancouver, BC) and Steven (in Edmonton, AB) have provided listeners with their brand of amusing Doctor Who praise and punishment. A year later, Chris (also in Edmonton, AB) was added to the team, and The Three Who Rule were born. Recommended by Doctor Who Magazine, Radio Free Skaro provides an entertaining and diverting listen for the diehard or casual Doctor Who fan. New episodes usually appear on Sundays, following a loose magazine format of the three hosts discussing the news and events of the past week in the worlds of Doctor Who, Torchwood, and the Sarah Jane Adventures. They have also recorded special commentary podcasts for classic series and new series episodes of Doctor Who along with interviews of some of the brightest of the Doctor Who luminaries. Radio Free Skaro is also the official podcast of Gallifrey One, the world’s largest and longest-running annual Doctor Who convention.

Episode Date
Radio Free Skaro #858 - Freedom of Choice
01:20:44

It’s the Time Before the Time of The RTD this week, as showrunner part deux Russels T Davies was a guest on the Triple C (Creative Confidence Collective) webinar and spoke of disability in the media, his writing process, creativity and the current state of the world, and we at RFS have listened and jotted down our meanderings. There’s also additional photographic evidence of Neil Patrick Harris being in Doctor Who to mull over, a call for Gallifrey One discussion panel topics and TARDIS Talks, our usual wallowing in the past with the Timelash, and part three of the gripping 1960s serial “The Space Museum” to outright ignore and blather over! Enjoy!

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Jun 26, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #857 - The Blue Box Files
01:33:13

 

Plenty of news this week, including the arrival of one Neil Patrick Harris in some form or fashion for the 60th anniversary celebrations of one Doctor Who next year, playing…that would be telling. Also a ton of Target novelizations, audio dramas both Big Finish and otherwise and Cubicle7 tabletop role playing game fun is on the way AND we have an interview with Ella Watts, the director/producer of Doctor Who Redacted, the 10-part BBC Sounds podcast-o-rama featuring everyone’s favourite Time Lord and a crew of investigators out to crack the code of the Blue Box! VWORP!!

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Jun 19, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #856 - The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobos
01:12:14

The fallow times continue with mere dribs (not even drabs available) of news this week other than one Big Finish adventure, Pluto TV arriving soon in the Great White North, and Steven appearing soon at a Doctor panel at Chicago Fan Expo, but somehow the Three Who Rule managed to get 50 minutes of joyful banter and abject nonsense out of their brains for you dear listener, all before continuing with our exciting and as-always totally on topic commentary for the hell-bent for leather adventure saga “The Space Museum”!

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Jun 12, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #855 - Anarchy in the UK
01:14:01

Have you ever wanted to manage the Doctor Who brand? Yes, the dream of many a British schoolchild can be yours if you have extensive experience in said management of brands and Doctor Who and probably a bunch of other stuff dummies like the Three Who Rule don’t understand. And that’s the news as new Doctor Who continues to be made, away from prying eyes! But we also have perennial fan favorite (is it though?) the Timelash, and Part One of our Classic Series Commentary about anything but “The Space Museum”!

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Jun 05, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #854 - The Redemption of Innes Lloyd
01:16:23
May 29, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #853 - A Rose by Any Other Name
01:40:47
May 22, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #852 - Happy Times and Places
01:51:01

BREAKING NEWS KLAXON! Everything old is new again as only a week after the introduction of Ncuti Gatwa as the new Doctor, the BBC and Russell T Davies have announced the return of David Tennant and Catherine Tate to the show in a series of specials that…could be pretty much anything, given Mr. Davies’ proclivity for mystery. What are the Three Who Rule’s take on this stunner of an update? You can probably guess from our previous rantings and/or praise, but tune in anyway! All of this is not to overshadow a corker of an interview with Who expert, actor, podcaster and Friend Of The Show Toby Hadoke, along with news of tat, annuals, Big Finish goings-on, and the Timelash! So please, if you will, Allons-y!

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May 15, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #851 - Ncuti Gatwa is The Doctor
01:13:39

Lo and behold, a new Doctor Who has appeared! Ncuti Gatwa is the new (but interestingly, not announced as the 14th) Doctor, as seen by an interview on the BAFTAs red carpet with Gatwa himself and one Russell T Davies. With months to go before Jodie Whittaker’s final foray as her incarnation of the Doctor and more waiting besides after that, let the baseless speculation commence! We also have news from Big Finish, Dominic Glynn’s historic Korg synthesizer can be YOURS (for a price), and the ever-present Timelash! But most importantly…GATWA!

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May 08, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #850 - The Memory Cheats
01:23:46

This week in the first (of two?) Radio Free Skaro episodes, it’s the final revenge of STATS! at least until the Autumn and the Three Who Rule examine how Legend of the Sea Devils did in a historical context, a gripping start to an episode featuring Big Finish news, the return of the Terry Nation Army, the ever-present Timelash and, as a special treat, an interview with author Richard Molesworth about his new book The John Nathan-Turner Doctor Who Production Diary 1979-1990!

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May 01, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #849 - Running Out The Clock in Florida
01:14:55

To the dread of Warren and delight of Steven and Chris, STATS return (and they are abysmal) for “Legend of the Sea Devils”, which spins off into a multi-faceted diatribe on the current state of streaming, including the abject failure of CNN+ and the rapid descent (more STATS) of Netflix’s subscriber base. But lest you think there’s no Doctor Who content we have news of Jo Martin and Sacha Dhawan joining the ranks of Big Finish, comics and Gallifrey One hotel booking info, and rounding it all out…The Timelash!

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Apr 24, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #848 - There Should Have Been Another Way
01:36:27

It’s a live episode of Doctor Who and a livestream of Radio Free Skaro as the Three Who Rule don their flippers and talk in low whispers about “Legend of the Sea Devils”, a veritable gumbo of Thasmin, piracy and pieced together but somewhat enjoyable nonsense. But hey, how about that densely packed next time trailer that you’ll have to wait to see until October (maybe?). In the meantime, revel in our Timelash-ing, the Cushing films adding a couple K to their filmic resolution, a DWM action figure spectacularo and more! Li-s-s-s-s-t-e-n!

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Apr 18, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #847 - Our Flag Means Death
01:44:11

With a week to go before Sea Devils become Legendary, the Three Who Rule are trawling through what little promotion has eked out of the BBC and its subordinate broadcasters to divine just what we’re in for as of April 17. But that day will not only mark the return of our soggy beaked friends but also the debut of a new dramatic Doctor Who podcast called Doctor Who: Redacted, the return of the LAX Marriott HOTELPOCALYPSE on May 6, Peter Capaldi at 18 meeting Jon Pertwee, and the final episode of our Classic Series Commentary for “Planet of Evil”!

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Apr 10, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #846 - He's Not That Special
01:28:31

Doctor Who fandom is aflutter this week with the release of a glorious new trailer announcing the casting of none other than Matt Berry as the new Doctor Who! Of course this was all a cunning April Fool’s jape by none other than Who animator Rob Ritchie, but if you enjoy profane nonsense we highly recommend it. The REAL trailer this week for “Legend of the Sea Devils” also charmed us with its soggy swashbuckling (of seatbelts), and of course we have the usual Big Finish blast of new announcements, Peter Davison convention shenanigans, and the third episode of our Classic Series Commentary for “Planet of Evil”! Enjoy, or be banished to a pit full of anti-matter!

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Apr 03, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #845 - Nothing Hill
01:08:09

Hugh Grant’s short national nightmare is over, as the dapper gent himself dismissed all speculation that he is in the running as the next Dr Who and thus sent the pondering hordes back to their speculations. But you, dear listener, need not ponder about the other news this week as we have not-quite-breaking missives about new “Legend of the Sea Devils” pictures, a trip through the Timelash, a surfeit of Big Finish releases yet to come, many of which are authored by Friend Of The Show and Verity! co-host Lizbeth Myles, and Part Two of our “Planet of Evil” Classic Series Commentary! Contain that anti-matter!

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Mar 27, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #844 - The 4H Club
01:09:20

Another fallow week of news and surprisingly little tat as we tap our toes and twiddle our thumbs in anticipation of “Legend of the Sea Devils” but we do have confused old person ramblings about Fortnite, nostalgic old person waxings in The Timelash, and the first part of our elderly Classic Series Commentary musings about the classic 1975 Doctor Who story “Planet of Evil”!

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Mar 20, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #843 - Paint It, Black
01:39:05

It’s another week where the Doctor Who news is thin on the ground and Christopher Eccleston offhandedly calling multi-Doctor stories a “cash grab” is grist for the clickbait mills but hold on to your hats, because we have a Miniscope about Ian Stuart Black, the writer of not only “The Savages”, but also “The War Machines” and and AND “The Macra Terror”! Buckle up, crab enthusiasts!

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Mar 13, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #842 - A Wolf at the Door
01:02:09

This week on Radio Free Skaro: Russell T Davies teases imminent production of Doctor Who, a historic anniversary, more speculation on BBC America’s future with Doctor Who, a monumental day to look back at in The Timelash, and Emily Cook drops by to talk about Doctor Who Magazine 575!

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Mar 06, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #841 - After the Gold Rush
01:12:41
Feb 27, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #840 - The Sweet Hereafter
01:02:50

Our last podcast of the weekend at Gallifrey One features an interview with journalist, writer, and TV critic Matthew Sweet, responsible for those stellar long form interviews on the Doctor Who Blu-ray sets. And Chip from Two-Minute Time Lord and Erika from Verity! join Steven to wrap up the day and the convention as a whole. It’s been a wonderful weekend of healing and togetherness and we hope the podcasts this weekend helped share the atmosphere here with you.

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Feb 20, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #839 - The Bask of Mandragora
01:00:24

The second of three podcasts this weekend from Gallifrey One is all recorded outside in the balmy, sunny, COVID-safe surroundings of the LAX Marriott in Los Angeles! First up, guest host Paul Booth talks about both his experiences with the Doctor Who TARDIS Talks this year, as well as a similar 60th anniversary pilgrimage to what Steven is undergoing. Then, Rob Ritchie, ex(?) of the Doctor Who animated range talks about the future of the range and his work on it up until now. Sunglasses on!

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Feb 20, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #838 - Radio Free Skaro: In Flux
01:15:13

After a year away, Radio Free Skaro is happy and proud to be back at Gallifrey One in 2022! With two-thirds of the Three Who Rule unable to be here this year, it is up to Steven and trusty sidekick/tech producer Chip Sudderth to kick off the festivities with RADIO FREE SKARO: IN FLUX, the first live show of the weekend with guests Sylvester McCoy, Matt Strevens, Jon Davey, Jonathan Watson, and Stephen Gallagher!

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Feb 18, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #837 - The Mask of Mandragora
01:27:57

It’s that time of year again, as Galllifrey 2022 arrives next week and with it will come the live show “Radio Free Skaro: In Flux” and with THAT will come the Two-Minute Time Lord himself, Chip Sudderth, who will be in Los Angeles along with Steven and is in fact here now on this very program! As is tradition we highlight the many highlights of the Gally schedule and the added twists of this year’s convention as we navigate the Ongoing Weirdness. But that’s not all! We also have an interview with Big Finish’s Steve Berry who reveals both that fine organization’s plans and presence at Gallifrey One but also lets slip some details on this very audiogram!

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Feb 13, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #836 - Unlimited Rice Pudding
01:26:23

It’s the conclusion of our “Remembrance of the Daleks” Classic Series Commentary where we blatantly ignore foundation-shattering lore and Gallifreyan artifacts and yander on about something irrelevant, probably. Plus we have Gallifrey One news, the ever-present dip back into history with The Timelash, BFI screenings, and new Big Finish initiatives, and an interview with DWM’s Emily Cook where she reveals her righteous disdain for…stats! Ahhh-ahhhhh! STATS!

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Feb 06, 2022
Radio Free Skaro 835: Diamonds Are Forever
01:30:52
Jan 30, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #834 - Hooray For Everything
01:46:49
Jan 23, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #833 - Working For The Weekend
01:28:13

It’s been a whiplash week of MRAHH BUSINESS news as BBC America is allegedly pulling out of Doctor Who missing episodes animation, Nadine Dorries threatens to end the license fee and thus doom the BBC, and Jo Martin gets her own Doctor Who comic for Free Comic Book Day! Plus we have Big Finish and book news, a new Weeping Angels board game, and Part One of our Classic Series Commentary for “Remembrance of the Daleks”! Cue the “little girl with a balloon” music!

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Jan 16, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #832 - Super Super Fun
02:25:15

It’s a bumper crop of content this week as we dive into the works of Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell in the Miniscope including “Scream of the Shalka”, “Father’s Day”, and “Human Nature/The Family of Blood”! Plus we have our Doctor Who Magazine check-in with Emily Cook, a bunch of Big Finish news and Warren and Steven SQUARING OFF about nostalgia, streaming, and their own personal States of Decay, with Chris as the voice of reason! It’s all come Full Circle.

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Jan 09, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #831 - The Lines at Midnight
01:44:08
Jan 02, 2022
Radio Free Skaro #830 - The Clanging Chimes of Doom
01:09:28

A happy Christmas to all of you at home! It’s Christmas 2021, and thanks to the circumstances of the world, it may well be going off the rails for you! So let’s sit back, set the year-o-meter to 2005, and watch along with us as we provide for you a commentary for the first Doctor Who Christmas special – the original, you might say – Russell T Davies’ first foray into a Doctor Who Yuletide tradition, “The Christmas Invasion”!

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Dec 25, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 24
05:45

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, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 23
05:53

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, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 22
05:45

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, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 21
05:21

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, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 20
10:34

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, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #829 - Out of the Wilderness
01:29:19

As we hurtle towards Christmas, New Year’s Day and a new Doctor Who adventure, the Three Who Rule are killing time (it had it coming) with discussions of the just announced Hugo Awards, Stats, Big Finish releases, vinyl, comics, various other bits of tat and most importantly an interview with Paul Hayes, the author of “The Long Game,” a comprehensive look at all the inner machinations leading to the return of Doctor Who on our screens in 2005! Listen and be illuminated!

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Dec 19, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 19
06:13

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, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 18
06:50

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 18.

Dec 18, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 17
06:01

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, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 16
06:45

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, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 15
08:24

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, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 14
04:08

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, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 13
07:42

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 13.

Dec 13, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #828 - All Out Of Flux
01:16:30
Dec 12, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 12
06:52

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 12.

Dec 12, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 11
09:31

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 11.

Dec 11, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 10
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 10.

Dec 10, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 9
07:33

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 9.

Dec 09, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 8
05:17

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, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 7
06:54

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, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 6
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 6.

Dec 06, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #827 - Time's Champion
01:52:59

It’s the conclusion of Doctor Who: Flux and the Three Who Rule stayed up late (but not as late as the brave and valiant livestream viewers!) to hash out what they liked, what they didn’t, and what baffled and confused them as Series 13 reached the end of its six-part saga with “The Vanquishers”. But there’s more to come as “Eve of the Daleks” is headed our way on New Year’s Day and..well, that’s it until Easter! Between the very new Flux discussion and the near endless pondering during the Timelash about 625-line video and the animated fate of “The Feast of Steven”, we managed to eke out almost two hours of quality banter, so we hope you like it!

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Dec 06, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 5
06:17

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, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 4
06:08

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, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 3
04:48

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, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 2
08:30

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, 2021
Radio Free Skaro – 2021 Advent Calendar, Day 1
09:34

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, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #826 - Across The Multiverse
01:43:32

It’s time for the Three Who Rule to analyze Doctor Who: Flux – Chapter Five: “Survivors of the Flux”, a veritable casserole of content featuring a multitude of planets, times, Time, Swarm, Azure, more cranky tunnel building, and globe-spanning pottery quests. Did it measure up to last week’s Weeping Angel nail-biter? And what treats yet lay in store for us when Flux concludes next week? More to the point, we have statistical ploddings and historical wanderings to amuse you with along with news, views and other things you can peruse!

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Nov 29, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #825 - The Village on the Edge of Forever
01:27:31

The Angels have the podcast! Or at least the attention of the Three Who Rule, who did not blink or look away from “Village of the Angels” and for your own safety you should keep your ears peeled to their deep and cogent thoughts along with Warren’s pointless digressions and surface-level analysis of Star Trek. Of course there are also stats and a Timelash focused on that most auspicious of dates, November 23! Join us or get quantum extracted back to 1967 or 1901!

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Nov 22, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #824 - Well, How Did I Get Here?
01:25:55
Nov 15, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #823 - Radio Free Skaro #823 - Rice Pudding and Hard Liquor
01:27:39

This week on Doctor Who: Flux – it’s a War! With Sontarans! Plus some noodling about with Azure and Swarm, pots and pans and probic vents and more in the second of six new episodes of one Doctor Who television programme. Join the Three Who Rule for their rumination on a Rutan-free conflict zone as well as reflections on the legacy of Bob Baker, the usual historical delvings in The Timelash and, to Warren’s horror, the return of STATS! 

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Nov 08, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #822 - The Massacre of Hallow's Eve
01:23:33

New Doctor Who has arrived in the form of Doctor Who: Flux – Chapter One: The Halloween Apocalypse and it is a humdinger of a spectacle with new and old monsters, Vinder, Dan, several other people, a dog man and a universe-eating monstrosity headed straight for planet Earth! What did we think? How many times did Steven watch it? Why do Yaz and the Doctor have a mattress in the TARDIS control room? Tune in and find out!

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Nov 01, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #821 - Apocalypse Soon
01:28:21

In merely a week we’ll have new Doctor Who to discuss as Doctor Who: Flux – Chapter One: The Halloween Apocalypse arrives to please our eyeballs, but in the meantime listen to the Three Who Rule talk about Class, binge vs once a week episode drops, the general incompetence of a certain Canadian sci-fi channel, buffoonish press pack drops and a truly epic length Timelash where they invent the exciting and entirely fictional new television mystery series Mumford & Fay starring Suranne Jones and Judi Dench! 

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Oct 24, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #820 - No Flux Given
01:55:25

After pining, complaining, and begging for the Doctor Who Series 13 trailer, it has finally arrived and the Three Who Rule will pass judgment on it along with an epic-length episode featuring a visit from Emily Cook from Doctor Who Magazine and an interview with Gavin Collinson and Richard Wilkinson from Maze Theory about the new Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality video game. Plus Big Finish as always, Sony buying Bad Wolf, Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill shooting their final bits for the show, and a code giveaway for the aforementioned The Edge of Reality! Pew Pew (mostly puzzles) Pew!

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Oct 17, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #819 - So Glad We Can Finally Talk About This
01:25:01

Our long international nightmare is over, sort of, as we finally have an airdate for the premiere of Doctor Who: Flux of Halloween night (in the UK) though a new trailer remains elusive. What is omnipresent is our (mostly Steven’s) utter rage at the BBC’s marketing “efforts” for the new series as all social media was deleted and then reinstated for…reasons? Besides invective and suspicion we also have musings on the past via the Timelash, Season 17 gets The Collection Blu-ray treatment, and the second and concluding part of our Classic Series Commentary for "The Edge of Destruction"!

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Oct 10, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #818 - Name Walrus Face
01:33:43

It’s been a week since the surprise announcement that Russell T Davies is returning to our favourite televisual drama, and yet there is nothing in the way of Series 13 teasing to satiate our base desires for more Who. Nothing, that is, except the Three Who Rule discussing a whole slew of action dollies, nostalgic remembrances via The Timelash, slagging off Canadian TV as is tradition, and a riveting commentary on Part the First of 1964’s bottle episode(s) psychodrama "The Edge of Destruction"!

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Oct 03, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #817 - Bad Wolf Too
01:23:57

This was supposed to be a slow news week but a phoenix in the form of one Russell T Davies smashed such expectations with news he is returning to re-helm Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary and beyond in a new Golden Age of Telestreaming Audiovisuals. What does it all mean? Join the Three Who Rule as they madly cogitate over the implications of the announcement and muddle through their own complicated feelings on this most weighty of developments. Plus the usual Timelashing, Big Finish updates, video game-ry, and more! But mostly, let’s be honest, all-consuming RTD banter. 

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Sep 26, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #816 - James Corden Being Tolerable
01:13:27
Sep 19, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #815 - Billie Piper and The Hobbits
01:10:30

As we careen into the autumn (and while other franchises like Star Wars and The Matrix announce their plans and trailers for the future), Jodie Whittaker is talking about Life after Who, Christopher Eccleston is out of Calgary Expo, Big Finish unleashes another tsunami of content, and we take an epic dive in another busy week in Doctor who history in The Timelash! Bask in the banterful badinage, won’t you?

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Sep 12, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #814 - Kill Me On a Monday
01:16:45

This week on the show, put your Sherlock (and definitely not #superwholock) hats on because there are new clues in the decreasingly cryptic Doctor Who ARG for you to peruse, and a possible leak about what the next Classic Collection Blu-ray release will be? Also, news from Whooverville 12, Big Finish excitement by way of Torchwood, The Eleven, and Dark Season and the fourth and final commentary by the Three Who Rule about the Three Who Rule in…State of Decay!

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Sep 05, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #813 - Tuberculocusts
01:12:45

As we wait for both a new series of Doctor Who (and, indeed, a new showrunner and new Doctor), let us instead keep you occupied with talk of conventions during the Time of COVID, a deep dive into the Timelash looking back at many season premieres, and Part Three of our “State of De

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Aug 29, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #812 - Consonantal Driftwood
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Aug 22, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #811 - The Birthday Cake Scene
01:25:41

It was on this very day in history, August 15, in 2006, that this one humble podcast was cast forth into the world, back when the universe was less than half its present size. And now, in celebration of our 15th anniversary, we feature news of directors for Series 13 of Doctor Who, and a special edition of Fluid Links! Thank you all for listening over the past decade and a half, no matter when you jumped on for the journey!

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Aug 15, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #810 - The Tiffany Network
01:13:28

In the wake of Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall’s mutual decision to leave the good ship Doctor Who we have precisely the sort of pointless speculation, cogitation and puffery you’d expect from three fans with nothing but wisps of info to grasp to, along with some serious digression into the current nature of television, why CBS is still a tedious money machine, action dolly and Big Finish news, and more!  All this and part the first of our commentary for the original Three Who Rule in “State of Decay”!

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Aug 08, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #809 - Travel Hopefully
01:45:45

It’s a monumental week of news as Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker and current showrunner Chris Chibnall announced they will be leaving the show in 2022 after the next (truncated) series and a triplet of specials. What does this portend? Well, endless fannish debate, worry, and fevered hand-wringing to which we will contribute our small portion starting now. Heading back to the present we have a “Mystery” ARG website baffling fans via cryptic conundrums, a tsunami of Big Finish conundrums, convention news, and  an interview with Jess Jurkovic, who transcribes and performs Dudley Simpson scores via piano! Plinkity plonk!

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Aug 01, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #808 - Rhythm Composer
01:19:37

It’s San Diego Comic-Con at Home time again, which means all of two panels concerning Doctor Who, one about the quite delightful Missy Comic from write Jody Houser and artist Roberta Ingranata and the other featuring Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, John Bishop and Chris Chibnall! The panel revealed about as much as you’d guess, as did a teaser trailer. In fact the only real information was new cast member Jacob Anderson recently of the Game of Thrones parish is in Series 13. We also discuss the Guardian clickbait article currently making the rounds, dollies, Big Finish, games and, to Warren’s dread, a history of viewing figures! Listen if you dare!

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Jul 25, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #807 - Letts Make Magic
01:54:58

In about a week we’ll either learn absolutely nothing or possibly slightly more than that as Doctor Who holds a panel at SDCC@Home featuring Jodie Whittaker, Chris Chibnall, Mandip Gill, new companion John Bishop and a “special guest” (possibly the ghost of Richard Hurndall?) and RFS will be there, at home, in a slightly delayed fashion to cover it. But here in the present there’s audiobooks, a new version of the Doctor Who Role Playing Game, and more catching our attention, along with the final part of our Barry Letts directorial Miniscope, covering “Carnival of Monsters”, “Planet of the Spiders”, and “The Android Invasion”! What are you waiting for, Lett’s CSGo!

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Jul 18, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #806 - Salamander Six Zero
01:32:42

It’s the return of the Miniscope! Barry Letts has both written and directed for Doctor Who (on top of his tenure as producer from 1970-74) but he finally has his day in our segment analyzing the work of behind-the-scenes notables here for his directing on “The Enemy of the World” and “Terror of the Autons”. We also talk about the upcoming Comic-Con at Home Doctor Who panel on July 25, a bevy of Big Finish releases, and look back at some notable, non-broadcast related dates in history in The Timelash!

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Jul 11, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #805 - Kids in America
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It’s another exciting week in Doctor Who-age as the latest non-event in the “who is the next Doctor Who” saga reaches its inevitable limp conclusion, but to bring balance to the Force, “The Evil of the Daleks” is coming to DVD and Blu-ray in animated form! Plus Big Finish is bringing back not only the Doctor’s daughter, Jenny, for a second series, but also Sir Derek Jacobi for some audio chinwaggin’ about his legendary career, and of course we delve into Doctor Who history once again as we enter the…Timelash!

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Jul 04, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #804 - The Most Banterful Time of the Year
01:01:21

You asked for news and banter? Well, here’s your news and banter! Our first “banterful” episode in a long while, Erika Ensign of Verity! joins Steven and Warren for a look at the week that was in Doctor Who news, the years that were in Doctor Who history in The Timelash, plus we debut a new monthly segment looking into the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine with DWM editorial assistant and writer, Emily Cook!

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Jun 27, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #803 - King Kong Abbadon
01:47:10

It’s the end, but the moment has been prepared for, as we wrap up our Torchwood Revisited commentary series with “End of Days” from Torchwood Series 1. But the news and banter that you know and love comes first with guest Heather Berberet subbing for Warren while he communes with nature to talk about rumours of Jodie Whittaker leaving Doctor Who in 2022, the return of conventions in the coming months, and what went on in this week in Doctor Who history in The Timelash!

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Jun 20, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #802 - Captain Armin Tamzarian
01:37:25

Various parts of the world seem to be opening up, emerging from our long pandemic slumber, and the World of Who is no different, with Long Island Who and Chicago TARDIS selling passes to their November conventions, the BFI holding Doctor Who screening events, and BBC America canvassing questions from the Who-polloi to ask the cast of Series 13, currently nearing the end of production. Also, we have possibly the best episode of Torchwood Series One as we join the timey-wimey, Cardiffy-Wardiffy adventures of “Captain Jack Harkness” in our Torchwood Revisited commentaries!

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Jun 13, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #801 - Dirk Swear Jar
01:35:57

On this episode of Radio Free Skaro, not only do we have our new regular feature of looking back at the week in Doctor Who history in The Timelash, we also have news of Doctor Who: Time Fracture, which is hosting actual human beings in adventures in space and time even as we speak! Plus Big Finish is bringing Doctors Five and Ten together to fight Cybermen, Rachel Talalay explains the secrets behind Mondasian Capaldi carries, and we start to wind down our Torchwood Revisited commentaries with episode 11, “Combat”!

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Jun 06, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #800 - 1-800-RADIO-FREE-SKARO
01:41:07

It’s another exciting week of Doctor Who missives, including Big Finish comings and goings, Time Fracture hints and how-do-you-dos, and of course our new weekly feature about looking back at this week in Doctor Who history in The Timelash! All mere introduction for our Torchwood Revi chronolicious episode “Out of Time”!

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May 30, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #799 - Specific Footwear
01:45:34

We’re almost at 800 episodes (or so) so why not formally introduce a new segment on this week’s episode of Radio Free Skaro? Join us in The Timelash, where we look back this week in Doctor Who history to find our what successes and/or failures were changing the lives of Doctor Who fans of yesteryear. If you enjoy more news and banter with your jazz odyssey known as Radio Free Skaro, then we hope you enjoy our new direction! And we also have our ninth instalment of Torchwood Revisited with everyone’s favourite episode “Random Shoes”!

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May 24, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #798 - Smell the Glove
01:33:19

Normality may be crawling back into our disease-ridden lives as Whooverville 12 (in Derby) and Long Island Who (in the form of Time-Flight 2021) announce in-person events in September and November, and if you wanted every Doctor to appear in an interactive theatrical piece named Time Fracture, now you can! But if you’ve been pining for Captan Jack Harkness in the same, no such luck. Meanwhile Christopher Eccleston has returned for real in Ravagers and as if that wasn’t enough, we continue our Torchwood Revisited commentaries with “They Keep Killing Suzie”!

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May 16, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #797 - Silver Nemesis
01:46:11

With Warren fighting bears in the wilderness of British Columbia this weekend, our friend Heather Berberet joins us for the news this week, and what great news to discuss in the first guest announcement for Gallifrey One in 2022! We also have follow-up to the Noel Clarke controversy, VR goggles, missing episodes, audio releases – and that’s all before the main event, our Torchwood Revisited commentary for “Greeks Bearing Gifts”! And happy 25th anniversary this week to the Doctor Who TV Movie!

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May 09, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #796 - Farm Crime
01:34:59

This week, the major Doctor Who-related news is the very thorough article in The Guardian about the allegations of sexual assault and abuse against former Doctor Who actor Noel Clarke as described by a group of 20 brave women. We also have news of Doctor Who Magazine, Big Finish, and the increasingly intriguing, immersive theatre experience Doctor Who: Time Fracture, along with our continuing Torchwood Revisited commentary series featuring the rural mayhem that is “Countrycide!”

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May 02, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #795 - Deadbeat Dad Beat Dead
01:18:13

Are you burning to ask Christopher Eccleston a question about his return to Doctor Who via Big Finish? Well too bad, it already happened, but you can watch said Q& A on the Official Doctor Who YouTube Channel! Also we have news of New York Comic-Con returning in physical form(?) and of Peter Capaldi reading 1984, Kickstarters and other such frippery, and our latest commentary for the Torchwood Series One episode “Small Worlds!” And get vaccinated! By this time next week, all of the Three Who Rule will be halfway there!

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Apr 25, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #794 - The Computer Wore High Heels
01:34:13

There comes a time in the life of every podcast when they must do something they do not wish to do, but that they know they have to do and that time is now for Radio Free Skaro with the Torchwood Revisisted commentary for “Cyberwoman”, a baffling hodge-podge of robotics and puerile nonsense. Or are we overreacting? But before we subject you to this televisual atrocity, there’s Big Finish news, Hugo Awards finalist updates, and more!

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Apr 18, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #793 - March of the Swivelheads
01:19:26

As the global pandemic abates (everywhere but Canada, currently in the throes of The Swarm 3.0) Doctor Who news is…somewhat sedate. But we do have news of a Canadian release date for the Season 24 Blu-ray, Dalek auctions, a Devil’s End comic book Kickstarter, and copious praise for the student-produced Mission to the Unknown from 2019! And as if that wasn’t enough to overload your sensorium, our Torchwood Revisited commentaries continue with “Ghost Machine”!

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Apr 11, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #792 - Sex Gas Woman
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The publicity blitz for the Christopher Eccleston tsunami of Big Finish work kicks into high gear this week and we’re here to give you all the Eccelstonian Updates along with talk of a Doctor Who atlas, a history of the VIrgin Publishing novels and a new unofficial Sarah Jane anthology! But we all know why you’re here, to hear our take on the exciting and not at all puerile Torchwood adventure “Day One”, where everything changes! Again!

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Apr 04, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #791 - Nothing Changes
01:28:59

It’s a tsunami of audio drama as Big Finish throws many a soundscape at us, including some Tom Baker adventuring written by friend of the show Liz Myles (due out in 2022)! Plus a Ninth Doctor audio trailer for you Ecclestonians! Also Terrance Dicks is declared essential reading via the medium of books, UK Doctor Who: The Collection Blu-rays adopt standard packaging (whoo!). But we’re just avoiding the inevitable here, the start of our Torchwood Revisited commentaries, starting with Series One, Episode One: “Everything Changes”! It is the 21st century, after all.

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Mar 28, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #790 - Seasons in the Sun
01:07:37

Spring has sprung (or, for those in the Antipodes, fall has fallen), and there is a renewed sense of optimism in the world in general, and the Doctor Who world specifically. Why? Because Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill bring the Thasmin energy to a new Red Nose Day cameo, The Lonely Assassins is thrilling mobile game players the world over, and the Doc

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Mar 21, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #789 - The Lonely Assassins
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Ever wonder if assassins feel job-related ennui? Now’s your chance to find out as we shine a spotlight on The Lonely Assassins, a new mobile Doctor Who game from Maze Theory where you help crusading scientist Petronella Osgood battle various baddies through your phone-related device. Game writer Gavin Collinson joins us for an interview about said mobile pew-pew-ing, and stay tuned on Twitter this week for a chance to win a prize pack for The Lonely Assassins!

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Mar 14, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #788 - The Revolution Is Not Being Televised
01:36:55

It’s a grab bag of broadcast and streaming and televisual chicanery this week as the Three Who Rule ruminate about the imminent debut of BBC First, a new channel in Canada from BBC Studios, the return of BBC Three in the UK, the Shame of CTV Sci-Fi and more, before handing over these musings to much smarter people, namely former Doctor Who magazine editor Tom Spilsbury and chair and associate professor of film and media arts professor at Southern Methodist University Derek Kompare as they examine where media is going and how Doctor Who plays into this chaotic new world. Please stand by!

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Mar 07, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #787 - You Asked, We Meandered
01:09:04

Gallifrey One is back, and it’s about time! Yes, dates have been confirmed and the NFL has been defeated as Gallifrey One returns to the LAX Marriott on February 18-20, 2022, its traditional President’s Day weekend. Something to look forward to as the snow melts and the COVID vaccines flow. In the meantime, it’s the return of one of our favourite segments, where you, the listener, pick the topics! Yes, it’s Fluid You asked, we meandered!

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Feb 28, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #786 - The Children of Watford
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Feb 21, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #785 - Tales of Gallifrey One: Gallifrey Stands By
01:34:45

In any other year, this would be our last transmission from the LAX Marriott and Gallifrey One, tired but happy after another year with our favorite convention and our favorite people. However in this time of COVID 19 such things are not possible (temporarily!) so we’ve done the next best thing and have Gally impresario Shaun Lyon here to discuss conventions past and future, how to deal with a global pandemic, and more! We also present the last of our Tales of Gallifrey One archive interview series with chats with Freema Agyeman (2013), Garrick Hagon (2015), Howard Burden (2017), and Jamie Childs & Wayne Yip (2019)!

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Feb 14, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #784 - Tales of Gallifrey One: A Day in the Life of a Day
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The Saturday at any Gallifrey One has traditionally been our busiest, gathering as many interviews as we could to flesh out our weekend release schedule. On this episode of Radio Free Skaro, we flash back to a particularly notable Saturday at the 2012 edition of Gallifrey One, where we interviewed William Russell, Waris Hussein, and Philip Segal, all in the course of an afternoon. We were so young and hungry back in those days!

Feb 13, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #783 - Tales of Gallifrey One: All The World's a Stage
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Usually at this time of the week, at this time of the year, we would be kicking off Gallifrey One with a live show featuring a number of guests attending the convention that year. So this year, as part of our Tales of Gallifrey One series, we present a "greatest hits" selection from our various live shows of years past. Here is Peter Davison (2016), Philip Hinchcliffe (2013), Terrance Dicks (2014), Pete McTighe, Vinay Patel, and Joy Wilkinson (2020), Julian Glover (2016), Patricia Quinn (2016), and Chip Sudderth's Two-Minute Time Lord presentation from 2015. Enjoy!

Feb 12, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #782 - Tales of Gallifrey One: Waiting For The Gift of Sound and Vision
01:15:13

Thus begins Tales of Gallifrey One, our look back at some of our favourite interviews from past editions of Gallifrey One! This episode features a chat with acclaimed Doctor Who director Graeme Harper from 2010, an interview with Doctor Who producer and production manager Tracie Simpson from 2011, and a conversation with legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop musician and sound effects genius Dick Mills, recorded in 2013.

Feb 11, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #781 - Trivial Games and Paranoid Pursuits
01:18:56

This week on the podcast, it’s another edition of our Doctor Who trivia game show Trivia, Mr. Fibuli, with special guests Benji Clifford and Nick Briggs of the Benji and Nick Show! Also, we’ve got news about more Big Finish releases, John Bishop begins shooting his scenes for Series 13 of Doctor Who, and also the full and complete (and 100% accurate) history of British television. Also, keep watching the skies this week for some Gallifrey One-related content as we look forward to what would have been the greatest weekend of the year…

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Feb 07, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #780 - I Thought There'd Be Stars
01:19:07

It’s been a very quiet week for Doctor Who news, but that won’t stop us from waffling on about KSPS Doctor Who broadcast schedules of yesteryear, Babylon 5 upgrades and other such ephemera! Mere distraction though for part three of our Rachel Talalay Miniscope, where we look at World Enough and Time, the Doctor Falls and Twice Upon a Time!

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Jan 31, 2021
Radio Free Skaro - Archive Interview With Rachel Talalay (2017)
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For the next three weeks, we are presenting some archive content in the leadup to our three-part Miniscope on the works of director Rachel Talalay.

Rachel has been a friend to us here at RFS, appearing no fewer than six times, and we thought it was worth re-releasing our interviews and commentaries with her over the years as a lead-in to our conversations about her work on Doctor Who.

Here is our final interview with Rachel Talalay (so far) on the podcast. This one was released across two episodes of Radio Free Skaro, 608 and 609, in the runup to the 2017 Christmas special “Twice Upon a Time”, where Warren visits the home of Rachel Talalay again to talk about that, as well as the two-part finale to Series 10.

Join us on January 31 for the third and final part of our Miniscope on director Rachel Talalay, where we look at “World Enough and Time”, “The Doctor Falls”, and “Twice Upon a Time".

Jan 26, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #779 - A Hell of a Bird
01:28:44

It’s an auspicious week in world history as a titan ascends to his rightful place…that’s right, Tom Baker is 87 years old and we are better for it. There’s also official news of a Doctor Who Season 24 Bluray as part of The Collection series with VAM aplenty, a Missy comic from Titan Comics, Big Finish’s “Return of the Cybermen” and and and…the second part of our Rachel Talalay miniscope featuring her work on Heaven Sent and Hell Bent!

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Jan 24, 2021
Radio Free Skaro - "Hell Bent" Commentary with Rachel Talalay (2016)
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For the next three weeks, we are presenting some archive content in the leadup to our three-part Miniscope on the works of director Rachel Talalay.

Rachel has been a friend to us here at RFS, appearing no fewer than six times, and we thought it was worth re-releasing our interviews and commentaries with her over the years as a lead-in to our conversations about her work on Doctor Who.

Back in the spring of 2016, Rachel Talalay joined us to participate in director’s commentaries for both “Heaven Sent” and “Hell Bent” on Radio Free Skaro episodes 533 and 534. Here now is the commentary for “Hell Bent”.

And join us on January 24 for Part Two of our Miniscope on director Rachel Talalay when we look at “Heaven Sent” and “Hell Bent”.

Jan 21, 2021
Radio Free Skaro - "Heaven Sent" Commentary with Rachel Talalay (2016)
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For the next three weeks, we are presenting some archive content in the leadup to our three-part Miniscope on the works of director Rachel Talalay.

Rachel has been a friend to us here at RFS, appearing no fewer than six times, and we thought it was worth re-releasing our interviews and commentaries with her over the years as a lead-in to our conversations about her work on Doctor Who.

Back in the spring of 2016, Rachel Talalay joined us to participate in director’s commentaries for both “Heaven Sent” and “Hell Bent” on Radio Free Skaro episodes 533 and 534. Here now is the commentary for “Heaven Sent”.

Stay tuned later in the week for the re-release of our commentary for “Hell Bent”.

Jan 20, 2021
Radio Free Skaro - Archive Interview With Rachel Talalay (2015)
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For the next three weeks, we are presenting some archive content in the leadup to our three-part Miniscope on the works of director Rachel Talalay.

Rachel has been a friend to us here at RFS, appearing no fewer than six times, and we thought it was worth re-releasing our interviews and commentaries with her over the years as a lead-in to our conversations about her work on Doctor Who.

From episode #507 of Radio Free Skaro (released December 2015), Warren visits the home of Rachel Talalay in Vancouver for an extended discussion about the making of “Heaven Sent” and “Hell Bent”.

Stay tuned later in the week for the re-release of our commentary for “Heaven Sent”, recorded with Rachel Talalay in 2016.

Jan 19, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #778 - Say Something Nice
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We’ve got news about Gallifrey One, tat, stats, loads of Terrance Dicks book-related nonsense and the usual news niblets, but more importantly, we’re starting our epic three-part miniscope journey on the work of director Rachel Talalay with “Dark Water” and “Death in Heaven”! Join the Three Who Rule as they effusively praise one of the best directors in the history of the programme!

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Jan 17, 2021
Radio Free Skaro - Archive Interviews With Rachel Talalay (2014-15)
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For the next three weeks, we are presenting some archive content in the leadup to our three-part Miniscope on the works of director Rachel Talalay.

Rachel has been a friend to us here at RFS, appearing no fewer than six times, and we thought it was worth re-releasing our interviews and commentaries with her over the years as a lead-in to our conversations about her work on Doctor Who.

This instalment features our first two interviews with Rachel. The first is Warren’s interview with her, which we originally released on Radio Free Skaro #445 in the runup to the Series 8 finale in 2014, as well as our second chat with Rachel from Radio Free Skaro #463, recorded in a very busy lobby at the LAX Marriott at Gallifrey One in February 2015.

Thanks for listening to these, and we hope you enjoy the first part of our Miniscope on director Rachel Talalay, covering “Dark Water” and “Death in Heaven”, on the next episode of Radio Free Skaro.

Jan 12, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #777 - The Erato Adventures of Hercules
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As we return to a Dearth of new Doctor Who here in the early days of 2021, we are forced to comfort ourselves with the cold logic of “Revolution of the Daleks” stats, as well as Big Finish’s exciting reveal of Christopher Eccleston’s audio debut! Throw in some dribs and drabs of audioboks and other ephemera but enough stalling, it’s time to tear off the bandage and suffer with us for the second half of our Classic Series Commentary of “The Creature from the Pit”!

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Jan 10, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #776 - You Say You Want A Revolution
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The moment has arrived! The moment being John Barrowman, Chris Noth, a bunch of Security Drone-leks and the Return of (and breaking of) the Fam as Jodie Whittaker graces our screens once more as the Doctor in “Revolution of the Daleks”! What did the Three Who Rule think of the only new Doctor Who we’ll see for months and months? How did we react to Graham and Ryan leaving the TARDIS? And more to the point, who the hell is John Bishop? Tune in and find out!

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Jan 02, 2021
Radio Free Skaro #775 - Organonic Chemistry
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The countdown has begun for both an end to Our Year of Complete Garbage 2020 and “Revolution of the Daleks”, airing New Year’s Day and which apparently contains a new scene filmed in the aforementioned Year Of Badness. The New Year’s special will also be available from the BBC in 4K HDR, and if audio is your thing, gentleman voiceslinger Nicholas Briggs has some tips on voicing the Daleks! But let’s be honest here, you’re clamouring for our thoughts in our Classic Series Commentary on the Fourth Doctor story “The Creature From The Pit”! Don’t bore us, let’s get to Chloris!

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Dec 27, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 24
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 23
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 22
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 21
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #774 - The Pepsi Generation
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With mere days before the Doctor, the fam, and Captain Jack square off against decidedly slim and stylish Daleks in “Revolution of the Daleks” on N, tweeting and audio seem to be the order of the day to fill the emptiness in our Who-craving souls. But while all this ephemera may seem like a mere distraction, true nonsense is only achieved on the cosmic battleground that is Trivia, Mr. Fibuli as adjudicated by Verity, Lazy Doctor Who and Total Party Kill’s own Erika Ensign!

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Dec 20, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 20
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 19
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 18
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 17
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 16
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 15
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 14
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #773 - Briggs & Stratton & Bates
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With less than a month to go before Captain Jack, Chris Noth, an imprisoned Doctor and the (presumed) televisual splendor of “Revolution of the Daleks” hits our viewing screens, news of our favourite program is thin on the ground. Call it the calm after the storm that was theThere’s some novelized audio and other aural shenanigans to tell you about…which is apt as we have Big Finish impresario, Dalek voice and man about town Nicholas Briggs in the interview chair!

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Dec 13, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 13
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 12
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 11
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 10
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 9
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 8
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 7
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #772 - No Time To Die
01:47:02

It’s the end, but the moment has been prepared for! Our Doctor Who Series 12 Commentaries have reached the season finale with “The Timeless Children”, and Dr. Anita Sengupta drops by to nerd about Doctor Who, Cybermen, and the economics of spaceship construction with us! Also, Ryan and Graham will bow out of Doctor Who in “Revolution of the Daleks”, possibly leaving only the Thirteenth Doctor and Yasmin alone, together, for Series 13.

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Dec 06, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 6
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 5
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 4
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 3
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 2
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2020 Advent Calendar, Day 1
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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, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #771 - Die Another Day
01:42:25

It’s almost December! We’re just about through the calamity that has been 2020, and it’s ending with a bang with news of “Revolution of the Daleks”, including the return of Captain Jack, a teaser, a trailer and more to come in the days ahead. Also, our annual Fluid Links Advent Calendar starts December 1, and we also present our Doctor Who Sericommentary for Ascension of the Cybermen with author and artist Sophie Miles!

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Nov 29, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #770 - Spectre
01:52:35

Happy Doctor Who Day Eve! In celebration of the looming 57th anniversary of the original broadcast of “An Unearthly Child”, we bring to you two features of some renown! Firstly, Toby Hadoke drops by to talk about his new Doctor Who podcast initiative, Toby Hadoke’s Time Travels, which launches November 23. And our Doctor Who Series 12 Commentaries continue as Katelyn and Brenna from The Queer Archive join us to watch and talk over “The Haunting of Villa Diodati”!

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Nov 22, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #769 - Quantum of Solace
01:35:47

There’s news afoot! Doctor Who news in fact, with His Chibs himself updating all Whovians on the fact that Series 13 has begun production, with eight episodes rather than ten due to a certain virus being a jerk. We’ve also got more Doctor Who lockdown tweetalongs, Big Finish missives, Daleks! out in the world, and most importantly, our Series 12 Commentary for “Can You Hear Me?” with writer, comedian, and podcast gamer Riley Silverman!

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Nov 15, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #768 - Moonraker
01:25:21

It’s been a good weekend, dear listeners, and we hope you’ll enjoy today’s episode. For our Doctor Who Series 12 Commentary for “Praxeus”, we invite on someone who is new to the podcasting world, but not to Doctor Who. Sandya Narayanswami has been a Doctor Who fan since 1963, watching it every week with her family in the UK, and she talks about her history with Doctor Who (and, amongst other things, being an occasional scientific advisor on Star

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Nov 08, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #767 - You Only Live Twice
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Nov 01, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #766 - Thunderball
01:16:35

Halloween Tweetalongs, Big Finish First Doctor box sets, and Billie Piper appearing on David Tennant’s podcast mark another week in the Time of the Swarm, along with some musical educational content along the way from Segun Akinola in the form of a chat on Instagram. But why ponder future events when we can go back to the past along with costume and cosplay expert Amanda-Rae Prescott for our latest Doctor Who Series 12 Commentary on “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror”!

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Oct 25, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #765 - The World is Not Enough
01:20:42

COVID-19 continues to rampage through society and the latest victim of its viciousness is Calgary Expo, delayed from April to late July. In the meantime, you can watch The Faceless Ones on iTunes, enjoy some Children in Need content in the form of Doctor Who Pudseys and lockdown short stories, pine for The War Doctor Begins from Big Finish, with a recast War Doctor (controversy!), or sit back and listen to our Doctor Who Series 12 Commentary for “Orphan 55” with special guest and cohost of Earp Chirp and Agents of Smooch Annette Wierstra!

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Oct 18, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #764 - The Spy Who Loved Me
01:48:04

New Doctor Who alert! Well, two new promo pics for the upcoming holiday special “Revolution of the Daleks”, at any rate, and we’ll take it in this Time of the Swarm. More Dalek related content on the way with the Daleks! trailer (featuring Mechanoids!), lots of news from the online version of New York Comic-Con, including a couple of new Doctor Who video games, and, most importantly, our Doctor Who Series 12 commentary for “Spyfall – Part Two” with Head Over Feels CEO and fanfic author extraordinaire Kim Rogers!

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Oct 11, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #763 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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It’s that time again, friends, where we dust off the previous series of Doctor Who, having let it settle in our minds for the past few weeks (or, given that it’s 2020, the past few decades in the longest year ever) and take a fresh look at it with some friends both new and old. This week, we look back at “Spyfall – Part One”, with guest Rachel Donner, as we begin the odyssey of our Doctor Who Series 12 Commentaries!

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Oct 04, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #762 - The Curse of The Curse of the Black Spot
01:10:17

It’s trivia time again! Coming off Warren’s stunning victory in the first instalment of our new trivia segment Trivia, Mr. Fibuli, we invite our friend Kyle Anderson along to challenge both Warren and Chris as we play the latest version of Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit. Also, the Radio Times readers have chosen David Tennant as their favourite Doctor (just), new action dollies are coming, and we give you det

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Sep 27, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #761 - Fountains of Wayne
01:26:00

Are you ready for Bradley Walsh to join Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill on the Doctor Who panel at New York Comic-Con on October 8? Are you ready for some amazing looking new Doctor Who figurines from Eaglemoss? Are you ready for an impromptu deep dive into the history of the Canadian Football League? Be ready, and also be ready for, there’s a new Miniscope with the director of Lie of the Land, Empress of Mars and Resolution…Wayne Yip!

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Sep 20, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #760 - Quick Prophet, Small Return
01:19:53

It is with a heavy heart we relay the news that Gallifrey 2021 has been postponed due to the ongoing awfulness that is the world, more specifically the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s merely a pleasure deferred however, as all memberships are being shifted to Gallifrey 2022 when hopefully the world is a better and healthier place. We also have news of a Jodie and Mandip (psst, Thasmin confirmed) panel at virtual NYCC, a new Daleks animated program to tie in with Time Lord Victorious, and more! And to top it off, a deep dive into Doctor Who missing episodes with Tim and Paul from Doctor Who – The Missing Episodes Podcast!

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Sep 13, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #759 - Daleks Conquer and Destroy
01:13:30

The Time Lord is victorious, and we now have issue #1 of the Doctor Who Comic and trailer to prove it as David Tennant tosses high collars over the brown suit for the latest transmedia adventures of our favourite Galllifreyan. Mark your calendar for Titan’s Doctor Who Comics Day on Nov. 21, and keep your ears peeled for new BBC Audio on the horizon! But let’s stop shilly shallying, shall we? We have our Classic Series Commentary over the concluding episodes of “The Power of the Daleks”!

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Sep 06, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #758 - I Am Your Servant
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The moment you have waited for has arrived! Well, honestly just Warren was waiting for Character Options Daleks from “The Chase”, otherwise known as “secretly getting Cushing Daleks into the Dolly Canon.” And here they are! Also, there’s some news of further Big Finish Tenth Doctor adventures, the re-emergence of a Colin Baker graphic novel, rumours of newly animated missing Patrick Troughton adventures, and Episodes Three and Four of our Classic Series Commentary for “The Power of the Daleks”!

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Aug 30, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #757 - Vulcan Nerve Pinch
01:24:59

Time is fracturing! Of course you knew that, given the pandemic has jumbled all sense of continuity and indeed sanity, but also because of a new immersive experience called Doctor Who: Time Fracture which premieres in London in February 2021. Also Titan Comics is relaunching the pencil and ink adventures of Doctor Who, River Song is meeting K-9 and the Mechanoids in the Realm of Audio, and we begin our commentary for Power…of the Daleks!

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Aug 23, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #756 - Trivia, Mr. Fibuli
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It’s the fourteenth anniversary of Radio Free Skaro! From humble beginnings in 2006 to slightly less humble surroundings now, we hope we’ve entertained you over the years. And to celebrate this milestone, we’re introducing a new game show: Trivia, Mr. Fibuli! Where we…well, we just play Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit for a while. Moons of madness! See who wins the epic battle of Doctor Who facts between Warren and Chris, with Steven serving as the adjudicator! Revel

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Aug 16, 2020
David Tennant Does a Podcast With...
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Available starting August 11, Season 2 of David Tennant Does A Podcast With...!

Aug 11, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #755 - Bittersweet Symphony
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Aug 09, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #754 - Smurf Minotaur
01:10:17

Stop! There will be no battle here! Unless you mean the final two episodes of our Classic Series Commentary for “Battlefield”, which features in this here episode of Radio Free Skaro. The Three Who Rule also go over the news from the past week, including Doctor Who’s first ever Emmy nomination, a recap of some of the notable events of Comic-Con At Home, and some general confusion about oxen!

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Aug 02, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #753 - Helicopter Parents
01:39:55

This week begins our Classic Series Commentary for the Sylvester McCoy Season 26 opener “Battlefield”! Twisting Warren’s arm to watch his favourite era of Doctor Who is a favourite pastime for the other Two Who Rule. Also, Dan Peck from The Game of Rassilon, a fun and entertaining Doctor Who RPG podcast, drops by for a chat. Plus, news on virtual conventions for Chicago TARDIS and Big Finish, Doctor Who Magazine, and more!

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Jul 26, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #752 - I'm A Doctor, Not A Doctor
01:20:26

The last Classic Who tweetalong, a Torchwood: Children of Earth supercut, and a Big Ol’ Delgado action dolly are in the news this week, along with the tragic news of the passing of actor Maurice Roeves and Mythbusters host, engineer, and Gallifrey One mainstay Grant Imahara.  But along with that we’ve got answers, pedantry and obfuscations with our latest edition of…Fluid Links!

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Jul 19, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #751 - The Dog's Name Was Indiana
01:20:11

Truncated Doctor Who? Normally nerds would scream bloody murder at such impertinence, but not when it’s the official Doctor Who YouTube page with half hour versions of “The Masque of Mandragora” and “The Hand of Fear”! Other bibs and bobs this week included photos of Matt Smith trying on test outfits before he went full tweed, Big Finish news and Target book delays, but let’s be frank, you’re here for the second part of our look at look at director Douglas McKinnon’s work on “Listen”, “Time Heist”, “Flatline” and “The Husbands of River Song” in…the Miniscope!

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Jul 12, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #750 - Soon Be Middle Aged
01:18:22

Both America and Canada celebrated their birthdays this week, and Radio Free Skaro was there on July 1st via Twitter to highlight the Doctor Who accomplishments of some notable Canucks working in the Doctor Who trenches over the show’s 50-year history. In other news, we’re all addicted to varying degrees to the simplistic Thirteen tile game, and there’s a Series 6 Blu-Ray steelbook headed to UK fans in early August. Whoop! But let’s cut to the chase here, it’s our 750th episode, and to celebrate, we have the first part of a look at director Douglas McKinnon’s work on Doctor Who…in the Miniscope!

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Jul 05, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #749 - A Flock of Pangols
01:15:46

Hotelmageddon! Yes, even in this time of the Swarm, the love for Doctor Who and celebration of said televisual program continues unabated as we all hope to see each other at Gallifrey One in February 2021 at the LAX Marriott, the room block for which is now sold out. In the meantime, there’s a great panel with three Doctors Who and friend of the show Riley Silverman, plus the usual Big Finish, Doctor Who Magazine and whatnot, plus a new discussion about noted communist agitator Malcolm Hulke! And if that isn’t enough proletariat agitprop, we have the second half of our “The Leisure Hive” commentary! Tachyoneriffic!

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Jun 28, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #748 - Three Minutes of Brighton Beach
01:12:28

The news is thinner than David Tennant’s waistline this week, despite the appearance of good ol’ Number 10 along with current TARDIS occupant 13 herself on James Corden’s late night talk show. Gallifrey One hotel rooms are opening up this week, a peek at Time Lord Victorious and…that’s the extent of it. Perhaps it’s the fault of the advanced science of tachyonics as seen in Part One of our Classic Series Commentary for…”The Leisure Hive”!

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Jun 21, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #747 - Fun Space Time Box
01:15:40

Now that the Doctor Who tweetalongs are winding down, we’re back to the Time of (Almost) No News, which seems apt given the Cavalcade of Things occurring in the real world at the moment, but there’s some Steven Moffat bonus content in the form of “The Best of Days”, a bonus bit of Nardole/Bill content, along with the script for “Blink,” one of his most lauded works, being available for download. Plus there’s some hot Rory content coming from Big Finish, learnin’ stuff from Twinkl and the BBC, and the antithesis of education in the form of…Fluid Links!

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Jun 14, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #746 - The Man Who Wasn't There
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Jun 07, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #745 - Ice Road Truckers
01:19:38

The tweetalongs will continue until morale improves, which it has, due to tweetalongs! Specifically New Earth, Gridlock and Rings of Akhaten along with some Long Song bonus content. Want more? Noel Clarke interviews RTD and if you’re American, HBO Max has all of “new Who” for you! Plus more Big Finish, DVD news, and Doctor Who on Turkish television along with the grand finale of our Planet of the Daleks commentary featuring..the Three Who Rule!

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May 31, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #744 - CSO Miami
01:43:05

The pandemic podcasts continue with this week’s guest Danica Leblanc, co-owner of Edmonton-based comic shop Variant Edition, who updates us on the trials of retail and general survival in the Time Of COVID. But we’re not alone, as there is a breaking Gallifrey One update, more tweetalongs,  Big Finish announcements, new dollies coming to North America, assorted nonsense, and the continued excitement of our “Planet of the Daleks” Classic Series Commentary with special guest Paul Cornell!

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May 24, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #743 - Resting Prentis Face
01:36:50

The lockdown continues across the world, and this week we welcome one Erik Stadnik from the Czech Republic and Doctor Who: The Writer’s Room fame to regale us with tales of eastern European quarantine along with good natured badinage about this week’s news, which includes further tweetalongs, “Time Lord: Victorious” news, new Doctor Who video games, and a boatload of Who scripts from Series 12 for your enjoyment! And speaking of fun, we have the first two episodes of our “Planet of the Daleks” Classic Series Commentary with comedian, Who-storian, writer Toby Hadoke!

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May 17, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #742 - The Ogron Implosion
01:29:57

The Swarm continues, and with it comes fine Doctor Who-related content such as the tweetalong for “The Zygon Invasion/The Zygon Inversion” with one Peter Harness, who is also this week’s featured guest! (Stay tuned for the short discussion about Eurovision!) We also wrap up the first half of our epic Classic Series Commentary of “Frontier in Space” and “Planet of the Daleks” with Big Finish writer, Verity! co-host, and “The Time Monster” advocate Liz Myles!

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May 10, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #741 - Sippy Cups on the Moon
01:42:40

This week, Deb Stanish of Verity! joins us to banter about news of a transmediatastic multiplatformeriffic project called “Time Lord: Victorious” which will span novels, comics, audio and escape rooms (somehow) and may be just the thing to fill the void left by No Doctor Who for the next little while! And if that’s not enough, how about some “The Power of the Daleks” Blu-ray news, a “Dalek” (by Rob Shearman) prequel, and another Dalek prequel (sort of) in the form of parts three and four of our commentary for “Frontier in Space” with friend of the show Kyle Anderson!

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May 03, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #740 - Danger: Bulk Flour
01:41:05

The love for Doctor Who and indeed humanity itself continues, with many a Doctor thanking the NHS for their sterling service this week, a new tweetalong with the inestimable Paul Cornell and his stories “Human Nature” and “The Family of Blood”, and extra bonus prequel/epilogue material for those same stories. And he’s not the only wordsmith cranking out the characters as Joy Wilkinson of “The Witchfinders” fame penned a short story as well! Plus there’s the first two parts of our “Frontier in Space” commentary! Let’s not forget our special guest Chip Sudderth, our fourth Beatle and eternal chum! He’s here for more than two minutes!

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Apr 26, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #739 - Lockdown of the Daleks
01:32:45

SwarmFest 2020 continues and with it we have a Doctor Who tsunami of tweetalongs, tie-ins, and tat, which makes up for conventions as far and wide as San Diego and London going online (in the case of DWAS’s CapitalCon) and just flat out not happening (SDCC). But if you’re looking for premium Doctor Who online content, we have our latest Miniscope examining the work of last week’s interview subject, Paul Wilmshurst, that work being his directorship of “Kill The Moon”, “Mummy on the Orient Express”, and “Last Christmas”! And if you like math, contagion, and the analysis of such things, we also have noted author, mathematician and man about town Robert Smith? popping by!

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Apr 19, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #738 - Absence of the Daleks
01:46:25

As we continue to hide in our own personal escape pods from Swarm 2020, we’re joined my writer, playwright and Resurrector of the Daleks Robert Shearman, who tells us firsthand about dealing with COVID-19, finishing his new book “We All Hear Stories in the Dark”, and chimes in on the latest Who news and various other bits of balderdash. And not only that, we have an interview with Paul Wilmshurst, director of Series 8 episodes “Kill The Moon”, “Mummy on the Orient Express”, and “Last Christmas”!

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Apr 12, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #737 - Colourization of the Daleks
01:16:35

As humanity hunkers down to ward off the global pandemic, the Three Who Rule are joined by Big Finish’s head of publicity Steve Berry for the news, and what news there be with Doctor Who tweetalongs, short stories, and hints of more missing episodes from one Philip Morris keeping us sane in our respective bunkers, along with (of course) some Big Finish info from Mr. Berry himself. Plus we have two of the wizards what whom colourized an episode of “The Daleks’ Master Plan” in the form of precocious rascals Kieran Highman and Richard Tipple! Enjoy!

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Apr 05, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #736 - Isolation of the Daleks
01:20:11

The original Three Who Rule Time Team Fam are back after a couple weeks apart and there’s a frankly insane amount of news to plow through after three weeks off the clock. And and AND we have your Fluid Links questions answered…or at least mulled about in a pointless manner! We hope we can continue to provide you nonsense and distractions during these troubling times.

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Mar 29, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #735 - High School Confidential
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In this special episode of Radio Free Skaro, we present our contribution to the recent Who For Schools initiative with our commentary for the 2006 Doctor Who episode “School Reunion”! But there’s a twist! Listener Drew Walko helped to support the campaign and so gave each of the Three Who Rule a secret phrase to try to insert into the podcast. Can you guess what each phrase is? Can we? Listen and find out, and thank you for your support for Who For Schools!

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Mar 22, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #734 - WHO Is The Doctor, Too
01:00:10

The world is going through a tough time right now with many of us hunkering down to try to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus (friends, by doing nothing we are doing our part). So we at Radio Free Skaro hope to try to entertain and educate you over the coming weeks as we usually do, and this week, Graeme Burk and Robert Smith? drop by to talk about their new book, Who Is The Doctor 2, the follow-up to the successful first volume of this unofficial Doctor Who episode guide! Stay safe, everyone.

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Mar 15, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #733 - Atta Girls
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Mar 08, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #732 - For Services to The Division
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Mar 02, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #731 - Game of Drones
01:17:08

It is the Time of Descent for the Three Who Rule as they have just returned from Gallifrey One and are still in the thrall of the post-con blues, but for the Cybermen (and indeed one television programme called Doctor Who) it is the Time To Ascend…to something or other, as determined next week. In the meantime, here’s a review of “Ascension of the Cybermen”, the first part of the two-part Series 12 finale! Also, we catch up on our Stats segment after skipping it last week, Torchwood returns to the iPlayer, Big Finish explores more nooks and crannies of the Whoniverse, and you can Build-A-Bear yourself a Doctor!

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Feb 24, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #730 - I Hate Canadians
01:12:16

What a weekend! Not only did the Three Who Rule attend Gallifrey One and had a wonderful time (as you will hear in this podcast), but they had a new episode of Doctor Who to watch in the form of "The Haunting of Villa Diodati", a scary haunted house story beautifully filmed and impeccably acted! Also, Steven recounts his experiences interviewing Christopher Eccleston on the main stage at Gallifrey One!

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Feb 17, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #729 - These Go To Eleven
01:46:59

Presenting our live show from Gallifrey One 2020! Listen as we interview an astounding number of guests, including Peter Davison, Michael E Briant, Margot Hayhoe, Gary Russell, Tilly Steele, Mark Dexter, Matt Rohman, Sallie Aprahamian, Pete McTighe, Vinay Patel, and Joy Wilkinson, with the return of Chip Sudderth as the Two-Minute Time Lord!

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Feb 15, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #728 - On Our Way To Gallifrey
58:09

It’s Gallifrey One time again! For the eleventh year, Radio Free Skaro will be heading to the greatest Doctor Who convention in the world, and once again, we give a rundown of what to expect, what to prepare for, and what to recover from if you are attending the convention this year. And don’t forget to come our live show, as we, the official podcast of Gallifrey One, kick things off on Friday morning with Radio Free Skaro: These Go To Eleven!

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Feb 11, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #727 - Yes, I Can Hear You, Clem Fandango
01:38:40

Immortal beings (who are expressly not the Eternals, Guardians, or Toymakers), evil, nightmares, mental health, and giant hands are just some (alright, most) of the topics tackled in this week’s Doctor Who episode, “Can You Hear Me?”, and the Three Who Rule have opinions and conjecture to bandy about for days in an episode that provoked a lot more discussion than we thought we would. And it’s our first episode of several this week as our Gallifrey One Preview Episode follows on Tuesday! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

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Feb 10, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #726 - The Talking Cat of Ontario
01:08:58

Birds, globetrotting, and hapless travel vloggers are all part of the mix in “Praxeus,” the latest adventure in Series 12 of Doctor Who as the Doc & Co race against time, disease, environmental catastrophe, and general crankiness to save the world! What did the Three Who Rule think of this planetary runaround? You know the drill. And you also know this is the place for news of tat, Big Finish tat, even more tat, and s…tats. Ahhhhhh-aahhhhhh! Stats!

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Fugitive of the Judoon BBC One overnight viewing figures
Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror final BBC One viewing figures
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Fugitive of the Judoon BBC America overnight ratings
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Fugitive of the Judoon t-shirt
Tickets for the BFI screening of Talons of Weng-Chiang on sale soon
Big Finish Subterfuge due March 2020
Replica Tenth Doctor sonic screwdriver
You On Target book released
Doctor Who Annual 2021
Doctor Who Christmas Anthology
Doctor Who The Monster Vault
Doctor Who Atlas
Kurt Adler Doctor Who stocking
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Kurt Adler Pting ornament
Kurt Adler 13th Doctor ornament
Nicholas Parsons died

Feb 03, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #725 - Rhinoceros Party
01:21:30

There is simply no way to describe the latest episode of Doctor Who without spoiling it, so please dive right in and listen to the Three Who Rule’s thoughts about “Fugitive of the Judoon,” which has…Judoon! And a whole lot else that impacts greatly on Series 12 and indeed the history of the show…which again we dare not utter here! Just listen! And may we further entice you with stats, action dolly news, and further updates to our Gallifrey One live show, Radio Free Skaro: These Go To Eleven!

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- Tom Baker in conversation with Nicholas Briggs
- Talons to be screened at the BFI March 14
- Season 14 Blu-Ray clean artwork
- Big Finish Susan's War due April 2020
- New Big Finish 4-story Torchwood series begins April 2020
- Updated Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit
- Doctor Who Mistress of Chaos graphic novel due July 5
- 5.5" 13th Doctor action figure due next month
- 5.5" Graham action figure due next month
- 5.5" Reconnaissance Dalek due next month
- 5.5" electronic TARDIS due next month
- B&M 13th Doctor companion set due mid-2020
- Adric gold star badge due June 10

Jan 27, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #724 - The Edison Twins
01:17:59

Two titans of early 20th century industry and invention square off in the fourth episode of Doctor Who Series 12, "Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror" as the aforementioned Mr. Tesla and one Thomas Edison battle space scorpions, patent law and the Time Fam in New York City. But a far greater horror for Warren exists in the form of STATS! and we have so, so many of those cursed viewing figure numbers to discuss. Plus, we officially announce our upcoming Gallifrey One live show Radio Free Skaro: These Go To Eleven, featuring an impressive array of guests that will no doubt electrify you! Er, in a good way.

Links:

– Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
– Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar – LEGO Telesnap Versions
– Radio Free Skaro Gallifrey One 2020 live show: These Go To Eleven!
- Radio Free Skaro site redesign
– Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror
– Orphan 55 BBC One overnight viewing figures
– Orphan 55 gains 60% ratings on BBC America
– Final Skyfall Part One BBC One viewing figures
– Final Skyfall Part Two BBC One viewing figures
– Final Skyfall Part One BBC America ratings
– Final Skyfall part Two BBC America ratings
– Skyfall Part Two AI 82
– Orphan 55 BBC America initial ratings
– Orphan 55 t-shirt
– Whittaker & Chibnall to speak about Series 12 at BBC Studios showcase
– Series 12 North America DVD/Blu-Ray due May 5
– Next Classic Who-Ray set will be Season 14
– Season 14 Who-Ray trailer
– Gallifrey One program preview
– Colourized Daleks' Master Plan Episode 2 teaser
– Doctor Who Runaway VR game on Steam and YouTube
– Paradise of Death and Ghosts of N-Space vinyl releases

Jan 20, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #723 - Marb Station
01:14:17

It’s an abrupt left turn for Doctor Who and the Time Fam as they wander through the pristine and apocalyptic settings of “Orphan 55”, the third new episode of our favourite show and our first not to involve spies, laser shoes or smashed up Gallifrey globes. What did the Three Who Rule think of this dusty romp with an ecological message? Plus more Gallifrey One guests, some details about our upcoming Gallifrey One live show, and an epic deep dive into more viewing figures in our Stats section!

Links:

– Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
– Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar – LEGO Telesnap Versions
– Orphan 55
– Spyfall Part Two BBC One overnight viewing figures
– Spyfall Part Two got 589K viewers on BBC America
– Lizo Mzimba talks viewing figures
– BBC America ratings boosts for Live+3
– Spyfall Part Two t-shirt
– Episode titles and synopses up to episode 6
– Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror again at 7:10pm on BBC One
– Warren Brown and Matthew McNulty to guest in Series 12
– Gallifrey One guest update, evening receptions on sale
– Gallifrey One update
– The Visitation soundtrack due on CD and vinyl
– The Sun Makers soundtrack due on CD and vinyl
– Doctor Who joke book due July 23
– John Griffiths died

Jan 13, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #722 – Humanity is Over (If You Want It)
01:07:53

The Master is back for the second week in a row in “Spyfall – Part Two” as Series 12 of Doctor Who continues! A romp across the centuries ends with a big surprise but more importantly, what were the thoughts of the Three Who Rule with the first proper story of Series 12 and Chris Chibnall’s first two-parter? More to the point, where is all this continuity leading us as we dive into the rest of this series? Plus we have the return of Warren’s favourite segment – Stats!

Links:

 

Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar – LEGO Telesnap Versions
Spyfall Part Two
Skyfall Part One Appreciation Index of 82
Skyfall Part One got 790,000 BBC America viewers
Orphan 55 synopsis, BBC One broadcast time of 7:10pm
Doctor Who Magazine 2020 Yearbook
Doctor Who Appreciation Society 2020 Annual fanzine available for free
Game of Rassilon podcast Season 2 starts January 15

Jan 06, 2020
Radio Free Skaro #721 – Where Worlds Collide and Days are Dark
01:22:24

The dawn of a new decade means only one thing: NEW DOCTOR WHO! Doc and the Time Fam are back and battling enemies old and new in “Spyfall – Part One”, a globetrotting bit of intrigue involving glowing aliens, Stephen Fry, Lenny Henry, and more! What will happen next!?!? Well, we’ll give you some updates on tat, new actors for series 12, a Gallifrey One update, a celebration of Terrance Dicks and the return of Stats! You have been warned.

Links:

 

Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar – LEGO Telesnap Versions
Spyfall Part One
Terrance Dicks dedication
Terrance Dicks A Celebration happening March 15
Spyfall Part One BBC One overnight viewing figures
Spyfall Part Two synopsis
Series 12 to have linking theme
Sacha Dhawan edited out of promotional material
Radio 1 interview with Jodie Whittaker
James Buckley announced for Series 12
Series 12 on iTunes Canada
Weekly t-shirts available via Forbidden Planet in the UK
First Series 12 shirt available for preorder
Gallifrey One guest announcement
Gallifrey One charity auction info
Doctor Who demand on BritBox UK outpaced other shows 20:1
German Season 23 Blu-Ray release
Big Finish Diary of River Song series 7 due this month
Toby Hadoke’s 2019 Doctor Who In Memoriam

Jan 02, 2020
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 24
04:49

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 24.

Dec 24, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 23
06:04

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, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #720 – Babu Frik and Frak
01:53:12

And lo, a much beloved saga has come to its end, and with it, the Three Who Rule will ruminate on the highs and lows of their favorite characters as they reach their final destiny. But that’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which we will not speak of until after we get through this here list of Doctor Who news! And said list includes new bits and pieces of the TARDIS interior, upcoming Blu-ray steelbook releases, Britbox in the UK, Big Finish, and to cap it all off, an interview panel from Chicago TARDIS with Louise Jameson and John Leeson!

Links:

 

Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar – LEGO Telesnap Versions
Changes to the Series 12 TARDIS console room
Hot Topic to release Series 12 merch after every episode
UK Series 12 home video release including steelbook
Series 5 steelbook due in February
North American reissues of Dalek Invasion of Earth, Invasion, Two Doctors, Revelation of the Daleks
Classic Doctor Who comes to UK BritBox on Boxing Day
A McGann TV series would have had prior Doctors and Ace
Big Finish Stranded due July 2020
Big Finish Torchwood Expectant out now
Paul Cornell’s 12 Blogs of Christmas
Donald Tosh died
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

Interview:

Louise Jameson
John Leeson
Chicago TARDIS

Dec 22, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 22
04:27

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 22.

Dec 22, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 21
04:29

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 21.

Dec 21, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 20
07:13

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, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 19
09:37

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, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 18
06:33

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 18.

Dec 18, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 17
06:04

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, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 16
08:23

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 16.

Dec 16, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #719 – You’re Nicked, Briggs
01:32:07

Tatsplosion! All the merchandise madness we deferred last week in place of actual proper Series 12 news must be faced now, and with tremendous vigour! And, hoo boy, is there a lot of tat to discussion from upcoming Big Finish releases to more modern Target novels to comics, t-shirts, miniature spinning TARDISes…madness! We also have Gallifrey One guest updates, wandering Judoon, AND an interview with Big Finish impresario, voice of the Cybermen, Judoon, (and Daleks?) in Series 12, and writer Nicholas Briggs!

 

Links:

 

Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar – LEGO Telesnap Versions
Gallifrey One guest update
Anjli Mohindra and Laura Fraser announced for Series 12
Big Finish “Doctor Who: Masterful” brings John Simm back as The Master
Big Finish Chase the Night due January 2020
Big Finish Third Doctor Adventures Volume 6 due May 2020
Immersive Doctor Who theatrical experience coming to London in 2020
Doctor Who fan film produced by Welsh school
New Target books due July 2020
Doctor Who Magazine 546 released
John Levene autobiography available in hardback
Thirteenth/Tenth Doctor comic crossover happens during Blink
Big Chief Definitive Series Fourth Doctor
TARDIS consoles due February 2020
Spinning TARDIS replica available
Hero Collector Figuring Collection, Time Lords Set #1 featuring The Curator and Romana II
Hero Collector episodic t-shirts
Hero Collector pin badge Doctor Who collection
Thirteenth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver with visual effects
Race to the TARDIS board game
Time Ladies talk Doctor Who merchandise
Judoon at Victoria Station
Wendy Williams died

Interview:

Nicholas Briggs
Big Finish

Dec 15, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 15
06:56

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, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 14
07:43

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 14.

Dec 14, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 13
05:50

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 13.

Dec 13, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 12
07:03

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 12.

Dec 12, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 11
07:16

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 11.

Dec 11, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 10
04:40

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, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 9
04:32

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, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #718 – Everything Changes on New Year’s Day
01:14:10

Everything is happening! As we hurtle towards New Year’s Day and the premiere of “Spyfall”, the first of a two-part episode of Doctor Who Series 12, the info we were waiting all of 2019 for is now flying fast and furious and the Three Who Rule are all that stands between you and total cranial destruction! So let’s get right to this melange of promotional show appearances, UK, US, and Canadian air dates, and an interview from Chicago TARDIS with former Doctor Who brand manager Edward Russell! Listen, or you will be destroyed (by news!)

Links:

 

Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar – LEGO Telesnap Versions
30 years since Survival aired, piece by James Cooray Smith
Series 12 opens with “Spyfall”, airing New Year’s Day
Episode 1 first look
Series 12 release date trailer
The series will open with a 2-parter
Some Series 12 episodes will have a cold open
BBC One will broadcast Spyfall at 6:55pm
BBC America will broadcast Spyfall at 8:00 ET/PT
CTV Sci-Fi confirms New Year’s Day broadcast of Spyfall
Jodie Whittaker on the Graham Norton Show
Jodie Whittaker given silver record for Yellow, her Children in Need contribution
Fathom Events holding Spyfall screening January 5
Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla will appear in Series 12
Russia buys Series 12 and will offer older series on demand
Total TV Guide
BBC America Doctor Who marathon begins December 24
BBC America Doctor Who marathon will include The Macra Terror
Michelle Ryan announced for Gallifrey One
Gallifrey One 2020 ticket resales open
Who 77 Promotions presents An Afternoon With Graeme Harper
Jonathan Morris’s project on which Doctor Who scripts exist
Gareth David-Lloyd catches someone trying to deface the Ianto shrine
DC Fontana died
Richard Easton died

Interview:

Edward Russell
Chicago TARDIS 2019

Dec 08, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 8
06:09

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 8.

Dec 08, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 7
04:41

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 7.

Dec 07, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 6
07:10

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 6.

Dec 06, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 5
07:09

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 5.

Dec 05, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 4
04:41

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 4.

Dec 04, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 3
06:04

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, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 2
06:41

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 2.

Dec 02, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #717 – One Month Away
01:22:58

As the 2019 calendar strikes December, we are officially one month until new Doctor Who (likely) returns on January 1! And to that end, we bring you an interview Steven did with Tosin Cole, recorded live on stage at Chicago TARDIS, where Tosin teases elements of Series 12 of Doctor Who while also discussing his work on Series 11. But before that, Paul Booth drops by to talk with Steven about the convention, the news of the week, that Series 12 trailer, and more!

Links:

 

Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Chicago TARDIS 2019
Pearl Mackie announced as Gallifrey One guest
Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tracie Simpson headline Gallifrey One guest announcement
Doctor Who (likely) returns January 1
New First and Thirteenth Doctor and Companion sets from Hero Collector
Big Finish Class series 3 & 4 announced, due April 2020
Big Finish The Prisoner Volume 3 released
Doctor Who Infinity Announces Full Launch

Interview:

Tosin Cole

Dec 01, 2019
Radio Free Skaro – 2019 Advent Calendar, Day 1
04:34

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, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #716 – We Watched That Space
01:56:01

Happy 56th birthday, Doctor Who! And what better way to celebrate than with a new Series 12 trailer featuring Cybermen, a giant scorpion, guest stars like Lenny Henry and Stephen Fry, and most importantly, the Doctor in a tux! Of course there’s always other tat and such to celebrate, such as goodies from Big Finish, the World Cup of Terrance Dicks, and Big Finish releases, and we have our final Series 11 commentary for “Resolution” with Danica LeBlanc!

Links:

Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Happy Doctor Who day!
Series 12 trailer
Radio Times trailer breakdown
Nerdist trailer breakdown
S12 wrapped filming
Chibnall mentioned series 13 is in the works, with him at the helm
Sir Lenny Henry and Stephen Fry confirmed for series 12
Robert Glennister and Goran Visnjic confirmed for series 12
Whovian complaint form
First 8 selections in the World Cup of Terrance Dicks
Final 2 selections in the World Cup of Terrance Dicks
DWAS charity appeal in the name of Terrance Dicks
Celestial Toyroom reaches issue 500
Edge of Time soundtrack available on all major streaming services
Delia Derbyshire Day, and a video about the founding women of electronic music
Big Finish Diary of River Song series 7 due January 2020
Big Finish ATA Girls series 2 due for International Women’s Day 2020
Big Finish Legacy of Time fan art competition

Commentary:

Resolution
Danica LeBlanc

Nov 24, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #715 – State of Temporal Grace
01:47:07

Friends, the Doctor Who dark time is nearly over. Not only do we now have the names of the writers and directors behind Series 12 of Doctor Who, but come November 23, we should have a firm picture of what will consist of the series, as well as when it will begin airing! How about that? We cover all of the Series 12 in this episode of the podcast, plus a bevy of other coverage of The Edge of Time VR game, and more, and cap it off with our Series 11 commentary for “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos”, with guests Heather Berberet!

Links:

 

Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Series 12 writers and directors announced
Gally mid-November update
Whittaker, Cole and Gill before BBC Children in Need
BBC Children in Need Doctor Who segment
The World Cup of Terrance Dicks
Kklak! The Doctor Who art of Chris Achilleos
Doctor Who Magazine 545 released
Doctor Who Ground Zero paperback
Resurrection of the Daleks paperback due June 2020
Revelation of the Daleks paperback due June 2020
Electronic Sound Magazine celebrates Delia Derbyshire
7″ Yellow Vinyl Doctor Who Theme
Big Finish Dark Universe due January 2020
Big Finish Sixth Doctor anthology due for Christmas
Edge of Time coming to arcades November 23
Edge of Time theme tune
Edge of Time Soundtrack
Edge of Time music Making Of featurette
Edge of Time playthrough
Capaldi features in TV Guide’s Favourite TV Moments of the Decade
The Memory Cheats Series 3 winds down
RFS contribution to The Quiz of Rassilon
Steven’s interview schedule at Chicago TARDIS
An Unearthly Convention
Ian Cullen died

Commentary:

The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos
Heather Berberet

Nov 17, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #714 – Watch This Space
01:24:05

Watch this space! Keep watching, as the BBC Doctor Who Twitter presence consistently teases us with a trailer or announcement or something or other, apparently coming on the show’s 56th anniversary of November 23, 2019. Now watch some more! Or just listen to the other news on hand, including Britbox launching in the UK, a BFI screening of the feature-length documentary about John Nathan Turner in the Series 26 Blu-Ray set, Sonic Screwdriver tat, and the resumption of the Doctor Who Series 11 Commentaries with “It Takes You Away” with Nicole Hill!

Links:

Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
#WhoForSchools initiative
Watch This Space
BritBox launches in the UK, Doctor Who absent until Boxing Day
Season 26 Blu-Ray Due March 24 in the US
Feature length JNT documentary from Season 26 Blu-Ray set to have BFI screening
Big Finish First Doctor Adventures Volume 4
Sonic Screwdriver collection
An Unearthly Convention
Chicago TARDIS

Commentary:

It Takes You Away
Nicole Hill

Nov 10, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #713 – I Know So Little About Telebiogenesis
01:11:22

Animated Doctor Who reconstructions, off-the-cuff HBO Max reveals of future Doctor Who series, Jodie Whittaker being a Coldplay superfan and most importantly MORE STAR COPS are all in the news mix this week, and our feature interview is with Gavin Rymill and Jon Green, the Youtube documentarians behind the Dalek 6388 deep dive known as “Terry Nation Army”. Take a listen and find out how they plumb the depths of BBC administrivia to bring you a comprehensive look at how Doctor Who’s most iconic villains go from script to screen to shopping mall openings!

Links:

Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
#WhoForSchools initiative
Doctor Who teases “Watch This Space”
HBO Max apparently confirms at least two further seasons of Doctor Who
“Fury From The Deep” to be animated in 2020
“Fury From The Deep” teaser video
Sophie Aldred Doctor Who novel “At Childhood’s End” coming February 2020
Members of Coldplay surprise Jodie Whittaker as she records for Children in Need
Big Finish Star Cops: Mars 1 due December 2019, with Mars 2 due June 2020
Big Finish Blake’s 7 Restoration Part 2 featuring the final work of Paul Darrow as Avon is out in November

Interview:

Dalek 6388
Terry Nation Army on YouTube

Nov 03, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #712 – Stay On Target
01:06:49

The #WhoForSchools initiative has officially launched, and we have the list of commentators on hand for you! Special guests include Sophie Aldred, Andrew Cartmel, Vinay Patel, Peter Harness, and a veritable buffet of Doctor Who podcasters commenting on Series 26 and having fun for a good cause! We also have a release date for “The Edge of Time” VR game, alternate covers for the Thirteenth/Tenth Doctors crossover event from titan Comics, and an interview with Simon Guerrier about the newly released Doctor Who: The Target Storybook!

Links:

Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
#WhoForSchools initiative
#WhoForSchools commentary participant list
Series 11 supercut
Edge of Time release date
First look at Titan Comics Doctors 10 and 13 crossover
Upcoming Keith Barnfather releases featuring Sil
Target Storybook excerpt

Interview:

Simon Guerrier
Target Storybook, released Oct 24

 

Oct 27, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #711 – The Sorting Hat’s Grandpa
01:18:10

It’s a celebration of anniversaries this week as Doctor Who Magazine, the esteemed publication that has been by the Three Who Rule and many, many others for decades, celebrated its 40th anniversary this past week. And the tenth anniversary season of Classic Doctor Who finally saw its Blu-ray release here in North America, in a slimmer case than in the UK. Oh, the controversy! But the real celebration is welcoming Joy Piedmont from Reality Bomb for the Series 11 commentary of “The Witchfinders”!

Links:

Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
#WhoForSchools initiative
Season 10 Blu-Ray released in North America
Doctor Who Magazine 544, 40th Anniversary issue, released
DWM Doctor Who Companion, Twelfth Doctor Volume 2
Brief history of the Virgin New Adventures
Terry Nation Army video about the Mechanoids
Doctor Who night at the Natural Museum History Lates, October 25

Commentary:

The Witchfinders
Joy Piedmont

Oct 20, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #710 – The Learning Hall
01:41:46

This week marks the launch of the #WhoforSchools initiative, a charitable effort spanning the Doctor Who podcast community and spearheaded by Reality Bomb’s Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont, along with Hockey Feels co-host Rachel Donner, to help fund educational access. Your own hosts have appeared on several different commentaries spanning the 14 episodes of season 26, along with with many other Who luminaries. This week also marks milestones like the 40th anniversary of Doctor Who Magazine, as well as the release of a recreation of the lost Hartnell episode “Mission to the Unknown” by University of Central Lancashire students that if you squint hard enough might as well be Classic Who! Plus we have a Series 11 Commentary for “Kerblam!”, with The Time Ladies, AKA Beth Axford and Kezia Newson!

Links:

Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
#WhoForSchools initiative
“Mission To The Unknown” recreation released on Doctor Who YouTube Channel
Doctor Who features at London Comic-Con October 25-27
Doctor Who Magazine celebrates 40th anniversary
The Unofficial 1987 Doctor Who Annual
“Max Warp” from Big Finish coming vinyl
“Iris Wildthyme and the Polythene Terror” coming from Obverse Books
Arthur Darvill coming to Chicago TARDIS
Stephen Moore, famous as the voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android, has died

Commentary:

Kerblam!
The Time Ladies
Kezia Newson
Beth Axford

Oct 13, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #709 – Look How They Shine For You
01:30:45

New York Comic-Con has come and gone, and while there was no official Doctor Who TV-related presence there, we here at Skaro HQ still have a Christopher Eccleston panel at NYCC to tell you about, in addition to upcoming DVD and Blu-ray news, comic releases, the Mission to the Unknown remake, and Jodie Whitakker rising up the charts with her cover of “Yellow” for Children in Need. And we top it off with our Series 11 commentary for “Demons of the Punjab”, with guest Claudia Boleyn!

Links:

Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Gallifrey One 2020 sold out
Christopher Eccleston NYCC panel
NYCC Titan Comics news
Mission to the Unknown debuts Oct 9 on YouTube
Updated Trial of a Time Lord Blu-Ray set trailer
North American DVD re-releases
Children in Need Got It Covered album due Nov 1
Jodie Whittaker Yellow cover (UK Only Link)
Jodie Whittaker Yellow cover (Spotify)
Jodie Whittaker Yellow cover (Apple Music)
1984 Philadelphia Doctor Who convention footage, featuring Ian Marter and Terrance Dicks

Commentary:

Demons of the Punjab
Claudia Boleyn

Oct 06, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #708 – The Play’s The Pting
01:18:30

Christopher Eccleston Alert! That’s right, the iconic actor who brought Doctor Who back from obscurity will be at Gallifrey One in 2020. Fantastic! The Three Who Rule also briefly review Eccleston’s new book “I Love The Bones Of You”, plus determine whether the new David Tennant Blu-ray collection is worth your money. And join us for our Series 11 Commentary for “The Tsuranga Conundrum”, with Verity!, Lazy Doctor Who and Earp Chirp’s own Erika Ensign!

Links:

Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Gallifrey One 2020 tickets still available
Christopher Eccleston announced for Gally
Complete David Tennant Years Blu-Ray remarks
Upcoming Big Finish Short Trips due in 2020
Build-A-Bear Doctor Who collection due 2020

Commentary:

The Tsuranga Conundrum
Erika Ensign

Sep 29, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #707 – Not All Spiders Sit On The Back
01:32:43

A long-delayed promise of one Mr. Stephen Fry being in or around Doctor Who may come to fruition, as rumours abound he’ll star in the first episode of the upcoming Series 12 (which the BBC currently seems uninterested in promoting…). Otherwise it’s all spinoffs and tat, with Big Finish putting out a multi-Master and Daleks adventure, a Bernice Summerfield colouring book and new, non-Character Options dollies! Mere preamble to this week’s commentary for “Arachnids in the UK” with Den of Geek entertainment journalist and Legitimate Salvage co-host Kayti Burt!

Links:

Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Gallifrey One 2020 tickets still available
Edmonton Expo
Christopher Eccleston cancelled for Edmonton Expo
Christopher Eccleston Rose City Comic Con panel
Stephen Fry reportedly in Series 12 premiere
The Master vs The War Master in Big Finish
Bernice Summerfield colouring book
Doctor Who Magazine 543
Andrew Skilleter 2020 Target Calendar Collection
Alternate 5.5″ Thirteenth Doctor action figure… with coat!
Alternate Thirteenth Doctor 5.5″ action figure…coatless!
Thirteenth Doctor Christmas ornament
Thirteenth Doctor’s TARDIS Christmas ornament
Fourth Doctor Christmas ornament
New Paradigm Daleks Christmas ornaments
Weeping Angel Christmas tree topper
Radio Free Skaro’s contribution to The Quiz of Rassilon

Commentary:

Arachnids in the UK
Kayti Burt

Sep 22, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #706 – Surfer Rosa
01:32:47

Our Series 11 Commentary series rolls along this week with the much lauded, Hugo Award Finalist “Rosa”, and to watch this hard hitting episode, we welcome our guest commentator Ly Cao from Pixel Who! But before that, Steven and Chris discuss the first Gallifrey One guest announcement for 2020, muse about Doctor Who being at New York Comic-Con next month, and wonder what the name of Doctor Who’s Canadian home will be…

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Gallifrey One 2020 tickets still available
Gally 2020 first batch of guests
Macra Terror North American DVD details
Freema Agyeman returns to Big Finish and Torchwood
Edmonton Expo Christopher Eccleston panel Sep 21, 11am
SPACE rebrands as CTV Sci-Fi

Commentary:

Rosa
Ly Cao

Sep 15, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #705 - Uncle Terrance
01:29:41

The world of Doctor Who was thrown aback this week with news that beloved television writer and novelist Terrance Dicks passed away at the age of 84. Dicks’ contribution to the show and indeed many of our childhoods can’t be overestimated, from his time working with Barry Letts during the 1970s to his prodigious run on the Target novelizations, “The Five Doctors”, the New Adventures…the mind reels. We also continue our Series 11 commentary series with a look at “The Ghost Monument”, featuring Deeper Cuts host and Head Over Feels Tony Stark consulting expert Shannon Dohar!

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Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Gallifrey One 2020 tickets still available
Terrance Dicks died
Robert Shearman writes about Terrance Dicks
Season 26 announced for Blu-Ray release
Season 26 Blu-Ray trailer, by Pete McTighe
Season 26 Blu-Ray clean artwork
BFI Curse of Fenric screening
Season 23 Blu-Ray UK release pushed back 2 weeks
Series 11 nominated for 4 Welsh BAFTAs
NYCC exclusive Tzim Sha Funko Pop
Quiz of Rassilon, with RFS contribution

Commentary:

The Ghost Monument
Shannon Dohar

Sep 08, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #704 – Eat My Salad, Halloween
01:25:58

The news may be thing on the ground here at Radio Free Skaro headquarters, with Christopher Eccleston convention news, amusing fanvids, and other such fripp and indeed frapp, but we’re very happy to debut our Series 11 Commentaries with our first guest, Bustle movie editor and Head Over Feels co-founder Sage Young, who joins us for the commentary of “The Woman Who Fell To Earth!”

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Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Gallifrey One 2020 tickets still available
Eccleston to talk about I Love The Bones Of You
Christopher Eccleston New York Comic Con panel Thursday October 3, 11am
Harry Sullivan from The Ministry
Gallifrey Stands fan edit
Vengeance on Varos novelization audiobook
Vworp Con action dollies panel

Commentary:

The Woman Who Fell To Earth
Sage Young

Sep 01, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #703 – Hail Jex, Hail The Unalive
01:33:33

It’s nearing the end of the summer for us in the northern hemisphere, and thus our summer podcast time filling comes to an end with the second half of our Miniscope on modern series writer Toby Whithouse! But first, listen to Steven become cynical about streaming services, become more excited as the first Gallifrey One guest announcement looms, and enjoy the surfeit of Doctor Who audio releases soon to be playing in your ears (after you listen to us, hopefully).

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Gallifrey One 2020 Late Summer Update
All About Doctor Who in Bath, October 5
Doctor Who Magazine 542
Closer look at B&M Exclusive action figures
Complete David Tennant on North American Blu-Ray
BBC Audio recent releases
BBC Audio upcoming releases
Louise Jameson reads Image of the Fendahl
Dragonfire as read by Bonnioe Langford
Big Finish Sixth Doctor and Peri box set
Big Finish Twelfth Doctor Chronicles due February 2020
Big Finish New Countermeasures Dalek/Movellan two-parter due spring 2020
Big Finish New Countermeasures Part One, “The Movellan Manoeuvre”
Big Finish New Countermeasures Part Two, “The Dalek Gambit”
Big Finish competition to write for Bernice Summerfield

Miniscope:

Toby Whithouse
A Town Called Mercy
Under the Lake
Before the Flood
The Lie of the Land

Aug 25, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #702 – Tin Dogs and Tin Gods
01:05:33

Doctor Who writer Toby Whithouse is the Miniscope’s last victim for the year, and this week we’re looking at his work on “School Reunion”, “The Vampires of Venice”, and “The God Complex”. And it’s a good thing he has so much material, because the news this week was a study in minimalism. But if you want hot takes on the newest Black Archive release, the “Ghost Monuments” photo project and most importantly, a sneak peek at the LAX Marriott’a new carpet, then this podcast is for you!

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Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Gallifrey One 2020 tickets still on sale
Black Archive does Battlefield
“Ghost Monuments” photo project
Jess Jurkovic’s Dudley Simpson IS Doctor Who, episode 4
Preview of the new LAX Marriott carpet

Miniscope:

Toby Whithouse
School Reunion
Vampires of Venice
The God Complex

Aug 18, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #701 – Don’t Scare The Skarasen
02:13:19

Rumors, nonsense and mumblesuch ruled the world of Doctor Who this past week, with the internet once again eating its own tail with claims Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall and star performer Jodie Whittaker are leaving the programme. The Three Who Rule dig into the potential falsities (of which there are many) and truths(?) of the situation. But on to finer fare, such as Russell T Davies talking at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, a Pat Gorman tribute from Toby Hadoke, Big Finish, the Game of Rassilon podcast live in Burbank, and a commentary about Zygon terror that isn’t from the 21st century! Titivate those fronds!

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Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Gallifrey One 2020 tickets still on sale
Chibnall fired rumour
In Conversation with RTD
Pat Gorman tribute by Toby Hadoke
Doctor Who Magazine Target Books special
3 new Big Finish Short Trips announced
The Game of Rassilon Live
This episode sponsored by BBC Audio

Commentary:

Terror of the Zygons

Aug 11, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #700 - Valley of the Dollies
01:18:09

DOLLYGEDDON! There is no other way to describe the oncoming wave of plastic pals headed our way thanks to Character Options, spanning from Big Finish adventures to an Androgum-ized Second Doctor to the Imbecile himself, Harry Sullivan. There’s also a new batch of on-demand DVDs, the modern series of Doctor Who moving to HBO Max in 2020, A Christopher Eccleston memoir, and more! Plus we have an interview with TV Years impresario Graham Kibble-White about that very publication’s upcoming look at nostalgic sci-fi!

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Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Gallifrey One 2020 tickets still on sale
HBO Max to be home of US Doctor Who streaming
Edge of Time gameplay
UK Blu-Ray Steelbook release of the Tennant Specials
Upcoming BBC Shop Region 1 DVD on demand releases
Colourized Tomb of the Cybermen Episode 1
B&M Two Doctors action figure set
B&M 7th Doctor & Cybermen action figure set
B&M Sontaran Experiment action figure set
B&M 7th Doctor & Dalek action figure set
B&M War Doctor & Dalek action figure set
Eighth Doctor & Dalek action figure set
B&M Fifth Doctor & TARDIS Caves of Androzani action figure set
B&M Fourth Doctor & TARDIS Shada action figure set
Big Chief Third Doctor figure
Big Chief renews Doctor Who license
Christopher Eccleston memoir due September 19
Big Finish First Doctor Companion Chronicles Volume 3
Doctor Puppet original ending
This episode sponsored by BBC Audio

Interview:

Graham Kibble-White
TV Years Sci-Fi edition

Aug 04, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #699 – The Greatest Show in the Galaxy’s Edge
01:15:35

Let’s get down to brass tacks here: the current Doctor Who Time Team are going to be action dollies according to teasings from the Character Options folks. All other news pales in comparison, but we do have updates on new Big Finish Productions, “The Power of the Daleks” photos going for a whole lot of cash at an auction, and an (unofficial) 13th Doctor LEGO TARDIS console room. But the true highlight is of course your questions and comments to us about that show we all like in the form of…Fluid Links!

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Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Gallifrey One 2020 tickets still on sale
BritBox coming to the UK in 2019
Character Options action figures of the current Time Team
LEGO Thirteenth Doctor TARDIS Console
Doctor Who Magazine 541 released
Two more Fourth Doctor Big Finish series due 2022 & 2023
Big Finish follows up The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
More Big Finish Short Trips due 2020
Intrusion Countermeasures Group novels
Power of the Daleks photos sell for almost £7000
This episode sponsored by BBC Audio

Jul 28, 2019
Radio Free Skaro #698 – Chromophonic Workshop
01:08:56