Doctor Who: Radio Free Skaro

Doctor Who: Radio Free Skaro

www.radiofreeskaro.com
A Doctor Who podcast in which three jaunty fellows from Canada discuss all things Doctor Who in a fairly amusing manner.
#579 – The Crooked Smile
Apr 23 • 74 min
A rare occurence on this week’s Radio Free Skaro in that two thirds of the regular Three Who Rule are absent. So we present to you Two other Rulers! Erika from Verity! and Kyle from Doctor Who: The Writer’s Room join Steven (Chris and Warren are…
#578 – A Star in Her Eye
Apr 16 • 75 min
The time has finally arrived, with new Doctor Who gracing our screens and Bill, a new companion, capturing our hearts. Puddles, Movellans and so much more danced across our eyeballs this past Saturday in “The Pilot”, and the Three Who Rule have…
#577 – Second Chances
Apr 9 • 82 min
It’s a week before new Doctor Who, which means a veritable tsunami of news, previews and madness, including the surprise reveal that John Simm will come back as the Master and possibly cause a shipping paradox the likes of which hasn’t been seen…
#576 – The Fisher King
Apr 2 • 85 min
We’re in the final stretch run of The Year (and a bit) of No Doctor Who, as Series 10 is less than two weeks away! There’s spoiler-free talk of synopses, the character of Bill Potts is revealed to be gay (hooray!), and there are various…
#575 – Beyond the Valley of the Thals
Mar 26 • 109 min
With new Who slowly ambling towards our eyeballs, the news pace has picked up somewhat, with publicity stills, tantalizing details concerning Ice Warriors, and the release of the 1999 charity special “The Curse of Fatal Death” on Youtube…
#574 – Valley of the Thals
Mar 19 • 127 min
It’s time for a visit to The Dead Planet to see some Mutants in “The Daleks” with the Three Who Rule and Doctor Who: The Writers Room podcaster, Nerdist scribe and gentleman bounder Kyle Anderson as a special guest! Thrill to Steven’s…
#573 – Stevie Nicks
Mar 12 • 97 min
No sooner did we joke about Mondasian Cybermen in Series 10 than they magically appear in a publicity shot with one Peter Capaldi! While we’d like to claim prophetic wisdom in this matter, we had no inside knowledge and this was likely a “going…
#572 – Comic Sans
Mar 5 • 56 min
As the weeks tick slowly down to new Doctor Who, we have a short teaser to discuss, with sparks and Capaldi hair and Nardole and Bill! Gallifrey One 2018 tickets go on sale soon, so get your purchasing fingers limbered! The Series 10 premiere will hit…
#571 – Silver Nitrate
Feb 26 • 61 min
Post-Gally blues…or post-Gally buzz? The Three Who Rule were in high spirits this week, energized by a most wonderful gathering of the tribe in Los Angeles. This episode presents two interviews from Gallifrey One, first with TV consultant for the…
#570 – Happiness Will Prevail
Feb 19 • 48 min
In our second of two episodes this weekend from Gallifrey One, the Three Who Rule run down all the fascinating sights and sounds they’ve seen this weekend at Gallifrey One, give the inside scoop on what happened to a couple of missing guests from…
#569 – Radio Free Skaro: Victorian Gothic Folly
Feb 18 • 78 min
Hooray for Gallifrey! The Three Who Rule are back for their ninth(!) trip to Gallifrey One, the real happiest place on Earth, and for the sixth(!!) year running, it has been their honour to help launch the convention in style with their very own live…
#568 – The Shining World of the Seven Systems
Feb 12 • 95 min
Our favorite weekend of the year is here in less than a week, the Whovian celebration known as Gallifrey One! We’ll be there doing our live show at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the main hall with our live show, “Radio Free Skaro: Victorian Gothic…
#567 - The Clock Strikes Twelve
Feb 5 • 98 min
Capaldexit! Yes, the Three Who Rule were sideswiped (as was everyone else) by Peter Capaldi’s surprise announcement that he was leaving the role of The Doctor, and after admonishing the UK press for baseless speculation, the RFS crew engaged in…
#566 – Never Cruel Or Cowardly
Jan 29 • 127 min
It is with a heavy heart that we mark the passing of acting legend John Hurt, beloved by Whovians for his portrayal of the War Doctor in “The Day of the Doctor” but with a career spanning the best of film, TV, and the stage. In happier news, we…
#565 – Warning: Graphic Content
Jan 22 • 78 min
Dollies, Nardole and a reliably batty, 83 years young Tom Baker are the mere froth on the fancy latte of Whographica, an exquisite collection of infographics featuring incredibly nerdy deep dives into the corners and recesses of Doctor Who trivia. We…
#564 – At Long Last, Wendy Padbury
Jan 15 • 65 min
For seemingly every single Doctor Who convention that one or all of the Three Who Rule have ever attended, Wendy Padbury has been there. Standing next to them in lines, walking past them in the hallway, but never, ever a guest on Radio Free Skaro….
#563 – Murder By Illusion
Jan 8 • 52 min
And so we enter another fallow period as the Christmas special recedes into the dark recesses of 2016 but new Who has yet to arrive. What to do? How about diving deep into the history of Doctor Who with an interview with behind-the-scenes specialist…
#562 – And So We’re Told This Is The Golden Age
Jan 1 • 58 min
Goodbye 2016, and hello new year! And what better way to ring in a new wander around the sun than stats? Well, practically anything, but that’s all we’ve got! All, that is, except for an interview with Big Finish impresario and voice of the Daleks…
#561 - Lucy & Grant: Dawn of Justice
Dec 26, 2016 • 79 min
Superheroics! Derring-do! Balderdash, mumblesuch and in the middle of it all stands one man, Doctor Mysterio! Yes, after a year of waiting for new Who, the Three Who Rule ruminate over this year’s Xmas special, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”…
– 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 24
Dec 24, 2016 • 4 min
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.
– 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 23
Dec 23, 2016 • 3 min
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.
– 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 22
Dec 22, 2016 • 4 min
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.
– 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 21
Dec 21, 2016 • 2 min
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.
– 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 20
Dec 20, 2016 • 6 min
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.
– 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 19
Dec 19, 2016 • 3 min
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.
#560 – Affirmative, Mistress
Dec 18, 2016 • 67 min
It is the week before the Advent of Doctor Mysteriousness, and so the news is a little light as fandom sits in the eye of the hurricane. But there is word of both Toby Whithouse musing on Twitter about his upcoming Series 10 episode, and Leela joining…
– 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 18
Dec 18, 2016 • 4 min
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.
– 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 17
Dec 17, 2016 • 4 min
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.
– 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 16
Dec 16, 2016 • 3 min
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.
– 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 15
Dec 15, 2016 • 2 min
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.
– 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 14
Dec 14, 2016 • 3 min
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.
– 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 13
Dec 13, 2016 • 3 min
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.
– 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 12
Dec 12, 2016 • 4 min
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.
#559 - Here’s One We Made Earlier
Dec 11, 2016 • 71 min
It’s beginning to look a lot like Mysterio, as the Xmas Special Hype Machine revs up its engines and heads straight for our hearts while we eagerly anticipate the first new Doctor Who gracing our eyeballs in close to a year. Superheroics dominate…
- 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 11
Dec 11, 2016 • 3 min
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.
- 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 10
Dec 10, 2016 • 3 min
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.
- 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 9
Dec 9, 2016 • 3 min
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.
- 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 8
Dec 8, 2016 • 2 min
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.
- 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 7
Dec 7, 2016 • 2 min
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.
- 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 6
Dec 6, 2016 • 4 min
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.
- 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 5
Dec 5, 2016 • 1 min
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.
#558 – Class is Dismissed
Dec 4, 2016 • 65 min
Class has ended! And with the conclusion of Patrick Ness’s adventure in YA Doctor Who-ness, Warren and Steven (Chris has been felled by The Swarm this week) take a look at the finale and the series in total, as well as examining new Big Finish…
- 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 4
Dec 4, 2016 • 3 min
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.
- 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 3
Dec 3, 2016 • 3 min
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.
- 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 2
Dec 2, 2016 • 3 min
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.
- 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 1
Dec 1, 2016 • 5 min
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.
#557 - Bananas Are Good
Nov 27, 2016 • 78 min
It’s Chicago TARDIS time, which means interviews with various Doctor Who personages of note, in this case one Michelle Gomez, aka Missy, aka the Master, aka a wonderfully bananas actress from the Land of Kilts who is soon to be filming her…
#556 – Reanimation of the Daleks
Nov 20, 2016 • 92 min
The Daleks return to North America this week from the dustbins of history and into your iTunes/BBC America/other in the form of “The Power of the Daleks” in its reanimated glory. And the Three Who Rule are on the case, in the form of interviews…
#555 - Imurjinsee Egsit
Nov 13, 2016 • 147 min
Warren is in Long Island, NY this week, enjoying the fourth iteration of the east coast nerd gathering known as LI Who, and has a report from the trenches for you dear listeners. Thanks to schedules, wifi, and probably rock monsters, Warren couldn’t…
#554 – Kandles and Kompany
Nov 6, 2016 • 98 min
Class, er, classed up the joint this week, but the big news in Doctor Who was the return of “The Power of the Daleks”, the long lost and newly animated story released in the UK this week. Power will wander around the world later in the month and…
#553 - Dr. Who and the Computers
Oct 30, 2016 • 98 min
Daleks! Cybermen! And Class! Yes, We’ve got news of “The Power of the Daleks”, which will make it to Canadian cinemas later than everywhere else (as is right and proper, or at least expected), and our (spoiler time stamped) review of Class…
#552 - Class Is In Session
Oct 23, 2016 • 72 min
At long last, Class is here! Yes, two episodes of the newest spin-off of Doctor Who have landed (in the UK and Canada) and the Three Who Rule have their thoughts to share with you…unless you wish not to hear them, being in the United States! We’ve…
#551 - Hungry Like The Wolves
Oct 16, 2016 • 140 min
Chip, of the currently on hiatus Two-Minute Time Lord, current Whovian gadabout, and man about town rejoins Two of the Three Who Rule (Chris is still punching his liver with an assortment of British liquids) for a brief sojourn through a paltry news…
#550 - Make America Day-and-Date Again
Oct 9, 2016 • 107 min
With New York Comic-Con upon us, the Doctor Who news is (at last) coming fast and furious with two(!) trailers for Class out in the wild and a panel featuring Steven Moffat, Peter Capaldi, Matt Lucas, Brian Minchin and new companion Pearl Mackie at…
#549 - Doctor Spats
Oct 2, 2016 • 63 min
The spinoff Class continues to dominate discussion amongst the Doctor Who intelligentsia, with a panel incoming this week at NYCC and controversy raging about the late arrival of said spin-off in the United States of America. And for a second week…
#548 - Absinthe and a Dead Bird
Sep 25, 2016 • 68 min
The Three Who Rule are at conterminous space coordinates this week, and despite the ever-present danger of the Blinovich Limitation Effect (not to mention cooties, con crud, and wayward glitter), they were able to record this episode “live” at…
#547 - Seville Unrest
Sep 18, 2016 • 74 min
Class fever is building, as evidenced by a fan-made trailer and bits and pieces of official ephemera dribbling out of the BBC about the upcoming Doctor Who spinoff. We’ve also got news of a slap-fight between Steven Moffat and John Barrowman, a…
#546 - Hipsters of the Quawncing Grig
Sep 11, 2016 • 132 min
This week, we begin the first of a two-part commentary for “The Two Doctors”, a Robert Holmes romp with Two, Six, hipster cannibals, tall Sontarans, and Elton John as a disco scientist. Enticing! But before the main event, the Three Who Rule reflect…
#545 - The Mark of the Ayres
Sep 4, 2016 • 106 min
A chance meeting with a newly married couple blessed by one Mr. Peter Capaldi, dribs and drabs of Class news, and….a Miniscope! Musical scientist Mark Ayres is the subject of keen-eyed observations from the Three Who Rule, only one of which (Steven)…
#544 - The Dog Days of August
Aug 28, 2016 • 59 min
New York Comic Con happens in October, with a strong presence from both Doctor Who and Class. But what if you a) are impatient and b) live not on the eastern seaboard of the United States but the East Midlands in the UK? Well, if you can wait until…
#543 - Two One Contact (Is The Answer)
Aug 21, 2016 • 71 min
Rumours, mumblesuch and nonsense dominated the news week, from Power of the Daleks teases that weren’t to the chance (slim to in actual fact…none) that Doctor Who would shoot soon in Warren’s own homestead of Vancouver. All poppycock! But you…
#542 - Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
Aug 14, 2016 • 155 min
10 years! That’s a whole lot of talking by three jaunty Canadians about a British television program of little repute by the name of Professor Whom. But after a smattering of news, the Three Who Rule move quickly on to an extended series of…
#541 - The Tholian Web
Aug 7, 2016 • 113 min
It’s a bowl of mixed treats in the news list, from Peter Capaldi’s third anniversary to Class showrunner Patrick Ness being offered a chance to write for proper Doctor Who. Mysterious! Also Doctor Who Legacy, the TV Movie on Blu-Ray (sorta kinda),…
#540 - The Velvet Web
Jul 31, 2016 • 104 min
The Doctor Who news this week consists of action dollies, laments for the (on hiatus) Bookshelf Doctors, and not much else. But the Three Who Rule used their powers of bloviation to ponder, surmise, and otherwise cogitate for longer than was strictly…
#539 - Quark’s Bar
Jul 24, 2016 • 87 min
With San Diego Comic-Con in full swing as of this recording, there’s…well, news of a sort at any rate. David Tennant will appear in Family Guy as the Tenth Doctor (yay?), various doodads and cards are available at SDCC (getting warmer) and non-Who…
#538 - Time Crimes
Jul 17, 2016 • 71 min
The news drought continues, but that doesn’t stop us from coming up with spurious, quasi-Doctor Who related detective shows, Pigbin Josh Christmas adventures and quite possibly the worst analysis of the UK’s political climate since Donald Trump…
#537 - A Towering Intelligence
Jul 10, 2016 • 119 min
San Diego Comic-Con looms like a monolith on the very edge of our collective nerd conscience, and though Doctor Who officially will not be at this year’s SDCC, Titan Comics will be holding a panel and slaking the fires of word-balloon fueled fever!…
#536 - No Complications
Jul 3, 2016 • 79 min
Doctor Who Comics Day, Big Finish, and Steven Moffat’s agonies over Series 7 top the news this week, as does the ascent of Piers Wenger to Grand Poobah of Commissioning of Things of a Dramatic Nature for the BBC. But what you really want to know…
#535 - Douglas, King of Scots
Jun 26, 2016 • 80 min
Gallifrey One guests! A radiant Pearl Mackie sharing her first day on set for Series 10! Classic Who on PBS, and this very podcast being highlighted by the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Arts blog! All mere preamble to the commentary for “The…
#534 - To The End Of The Universe
Jun 19, 2016 • 102 min
For a Year With No Doctor Who, this week brought a surfeit of news, including tales of actors and writers headed for Series 10 (which begins filming this week!), news about Class, Doctor Who being included on the initial Emmy nomination list for the…
#533 - The First Second of Eternity
Jun 12, 2016 • 74 min
Let’s just take it as read that there was no news this week of any consequence and move right to the main event. Director Rachel Talalay joins Steven and Warren this week for a commentary on “Heaven Sent”, the penultimate episode of this series of…
#532 - Roll D84 For Initiative
Jun 5, 2016 • 67 min
There’s very little news this week, as per usual, and what we do know comes from cons across the land, including Michelle Gomez talking about her future on the show at Fan Expo Dallas, and where Peter Capaldi also proved (once again) his fan bona…
- A Day in the Life of Big Finish
Jun 1, 2016 • 29 min
Presenting a standalone episode featuring our documentary “A Day in the Life of Big Finish”, surrounding the production of the Big Finish story “Vampire of the Mind”. Featured in the documentary: Colin Baker, Kate Kennedy, Alex MacQueen, Jamie…
#531 - A Chib Off The Old Block
May 29, 2016 • 75 min
It’s the return of the Miniscope! The segment wherein the Three Who Rule discuss the contributions of notable creator folk throughout the history of Doctor Who, and to welcome back this popular segment, we talk about showrunner-designate Chris…
#530 - Birdemic: Shock and Terror
May 22, 2016 • 79 min
A commentary for Doctor Who S9E10 “Face The Raven”
#529 - Enter Sandman
May 15, 2016 • 86 min
Hotelmageddon! The annual minute-or-less scramble for rooms at the LAX Marriott for Gallifrey One was once again a frenzied affair, and the Three Who Rule have the scars to prove it. But they also have news, such as new Big Finish War Doctor stories,…
#528 - Sgt. Pepper Taught The Band To Play
May 8, 2016 • 97 min
As The Year With No Doctor Who drags on, new cracks in spacetime emerge, amongst them a back-and-forth war between the BBC and its enemies in government and without, and the surprising news that Chris Chibnall might adopt the (predominantly) American…
#527 - The One With Big Ron
May 1, 2016 • 69 min
After a banner week of…well, a new companion announcement and accompanying short, which counts for a lot in this, The Year of No Doctor Who, we’re back to an absolutely desolate news list-ette with barely anything of consequence beyond an art show…
#526 - The Twin Dilemma
Apr 24, 2016 • 93 min
Commentary of “The Zygon Inversion” w/Christel Dee
#525 - The Parent Trap
Apr 17, 2016 • 66 min
Gallifrey! Yes, the yearly ticket scramble and subsequent endorphin rush that is the Gallifrey One pass-purchasing passel of pugilism has once again come and gone, with nearly 3300 tickets sold. But that’s nearly a year away, and in present…
#524 - The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Apr 10, 2016 • 74 min
Warm up those #school related hashtags and get your fanfic pencils sharpened, because while this may be the Year Of No Doctor Who, there?s movement afoot with Patrick Ness?s Who spinoff, Class, which just announced its cast! And while not quite Doctor…
#523 - Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon
Apr 3, 2016 • 73 min
A commentary for “The Girl Who Died” with Alyssa from Whovian Feminism.
#522 - Far Beyond The Stars
Mar 27, 2016 • 76 min
Streaming! Guinness World Records! Novels! LEGO Dimensions! And treacly articles about Steven and Erika’s trans-national romance! There’s actual news this week, which is a minor miracle. But more importantly, our Series 9 commentaries…
#521 - Near Beyond The Moon
Mar 20, 2016 • 74 min
With literally no news whatsoever this week in the world of Doctor Who, our attention wanders to gatherings of the nerd tribes, specifically this weekend at (Re)generation Who in Maryland….and Peter Capaldi making an appearance at La Mole Comic Con…
#520 - All Norms Are Our Enemies
Mar 13, 2016 • 73 min
Commentary for “The Witch’s Familiar” with guest Rachel Donner
#519 - The Creeds of Cowards
Mar 6, 2016 • 73 min
A commentary for “The Magician’s Apprentice” w/guest Una McCormack
#518 - Abbot & Costello
Feb 28, 2016 • 55 min
Streaming is the new stats! By which we mean there’s a lot of discussion this week of strange shifts in where and when one can watch Doctor Who, with Canadians having to turn to CraveTV (or the Space Channel), Americans confused as to if Doctor…
#517 - Quel Dommage
Feb 21, 2016 • 89 min
A never-before-heard 2011 interview with Russell T Davies
Radio Free Skaro: Gallifrey One is Required
Feb 15, 2016 • 5 min
Opening video of Radio Free Skaro’s 2016 Gallifrey One live show
#516 - Comparisons Are Odious
Feb 14, 2016 • 53 min
From Gallifrey One 2016. Interviews with Christel Dee and Kim and Sage from Head Over Feels.
#515 - Gallifrey One Is Required
Feb 13, 2016 • 77 min
It’s Gallifrey One time! And for the fifth straight year, Radio Free Skaro was proud as punch to open the convention with a live stage show! Revel in the tales of “The Five(ish) Doctors” with Peter Davison! Be enthralled with the writing process with…
#514 - Station to Station 27
Feb 7, 2016 • 68 min
Gallifrey One! Whether its your first time at the world’s biggest and best fan-run Doctor Who convention, or you’re an old hand at ribbons, Lobbycon, and the occasional panel, there’s something for everyone from February 12-14 at the…
#513 - A Day In The Life Of Big Finish
Jan 31, 2016 • 61 min
Is it true? Is Doctor Who leaving Netflix and Hulu in the US? It certainly appears that way, and the Three Who Rule range from perturbed to sanguine at this development, tempered with speculation on a possible BBC streaming service. Plus there’s…
#512 - The New World Order
Jan 24, 2016 • 80 min
Katy Manning Interview, plus Chris Chibnall replaces Steven Moffat as showrunner.
#511 - Ground Control to Major Tom
Jan 17, 2016 • 59 min
For almost as long as Doctor Who has been around, there have been excited scribes chronicling its triumphs, tragedies, terrors and the finer points of Terileptil husbandry. Chief amongst these chroniclers of Time Lord lore has been Doctor Who…
#510 - The Fateful Eight
Jan 10, 2016 • 114 min
This week on Radio Free Skaro, the meat of the matter is an interview in two parts with the Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, the first of which was held at LI Who and the second at Chicago TARDIS! Timey-wimey, and indeed locationy…waitony. Yeah….
#509 - Petronella Candle
Jan 3, 2016 • 70 min
Stats! A nightmare scenario for Warren, and a garden of numbered delights for Steven and Chris, but either way paltry material for the post-series 9, pre-Gally news list. However, this week we have an interview with Petronella Osgood herself, Ingrid…
#508 - Code Name Damsel
Dec 26, 2015 • 86 min
It’s Christmas! And in finest non-denominational fashion, the Three Who Rule are celebrating with not only plain red cups from noted purveyors of paganism Starbucks but also have seen “The Husbands of River Song” and have opinions on…
Patreon Special #3: Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. Commentary
Dec 23, 2015 • 89 min
Yes, beloved Patreon subscribers, it’s time for a holiday treat(?) as we unleash the commentary to the second of two Dalek films made in the 1960s, 1966’s “Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.” onto an unsuspecting internet! Thrill to the adventures of…
#507 - Slates and Sliders
Dec 20, 2015 • 82 min
It was a slow week for news, and the Three Who Rule thought they were in comfortable and familiar territory by recording a tiny news list on a Thursday…only to be scooped by Gallifrey One guest announcements the next morning! While you won’t hear…
#506 - A River Runs Through It
Dec 13, 2015 • 70 min
It’s the first week of post Doctor Who depression, but the Three Who Rule are soldiering on and giving you stats, comic book news, somewhat confused explanations of role playing games and…and interview with Alex Kingston, from the stage of Chicago…
#505 - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Dec 6, 2015 • 73 min
Series 9 is over….and what a way to go! Time Lords, Clara, Me, hybrids, mythology, mystery and a certain retro time machine make for some delicious Feels Gumbo on this week’s Radio Free Skaro. From Rachel Talalay’s fine direction to…
#504 - A Bird In The Hand
Nov 29, 2015 • 58 min
The penultimate episode of Series 9, “Heaven Sent” has arrived, and it’s a surreal, cerebral acting triumph for one Peter Capaldi, an expertly crafted bit of storytelling from showrunner Steven Moffat and director Rachel Talalay, and a dazzling…
#503 - Let Me Be Brave
Nov 22, 2015 • 74 min
And so we come to the end of Clara Oswald, one of the most consequential companions in the history of Doctor Who and the focus of “Face The Raven,” the third to last story in Series 9. What did the Three Who Rule think of Clara’s…
#502 - Live From New York
Nov 15, 2015 • 51 min
Goodbye England, and hello New York! Long Island, to be precise, the home of Long Island Who and the setting of this episode of Radio Free Skaro. Steven, Warren, and Chris took in “Sleep No More,” Mark Gattis’s found footage…
#501 - Osgood As It Gets
Nov 8, 2015 • 75 min
Warren, Steven and Erika are winding down their UK journey, but they’re still wandering around London, Derby, Cardiff and elsewhere with stunned looks in their eyes and swelling love for Albion in their hearts. Meanwhile, “The Zygon Inversion”…
#500 - Hither and Thither
Nov 1, 2015 • 57 min
THIS…IS…ENGLAND! At least it is for Steven, Warren, and Erika, who with the help of the lovely Simon Harries are currently wandering around Albion, fighting dinosaurs, ATMOS, Autons and jet lag as they drool like wide-eyed schoolchildren…
#499 - Knightmare On Elm Street
Oct 25, 2015 • 65 min
The Doctor reunites with Ashildr/Me…but is she a friend of an enemy? More to the point, was “The Woman Who Lived” better or worse than the episode that preceded it, “The Girl Who Died?” Also, is it possible to contain the sheer…
#498 - Suddenly Susan
Oct 18, 2015 • 51 min
Fandom held its collective breath to witness the return of The Doctor’s granddaughter Susan, in the form of Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, and instead of that half-baked and silly theory they got a cracking good story about Vikings, immortality…
#497 - A Fifth Of Beethoven
Oct 11, 2015 • 65 min
“Before the Flood” left Warren baffled and Steven and Chris intrigued, but what else did your three hosts think of the second episode of Toby Whitehouse’s brain-twisting two-parter? Did the paradoxes and guitar solos excite or infuriate them?…
#496 - The Underwater Menace
Oct 4, 2015 • 87 min
Doctor Who dives beneath the waves for “Under the Lake,” a base under siege story with ghosts, flash cards and British Sign Language….but what did Steven, Warren and Chris think of the first part of this soggy saga? More to the…
#495 - A Frown Called Mercy
Sep 27, 2015 • 54 min
We’re headed back to Skaro for “The Witch’s Familiar”, the second part of the opening story of Series 9, and the Three Who Rule have thoughts, opinions, and perspectives to share on the latest thread in the grand tapestry that is the life…
#494 - The Boy Who Would Be King
Sep 20, 2015 • 76 min
An old enemy returns (or two!) in “The Magician’s Apprentice”, the first new Doctor Who in many months and the premiere episode of Series 9. Daleks and Missy and Davros, oh my! What did the Three Who Rule think? And what did they have to say…
#493 - Another Brick in the Wall
Sep 13, 2015 • 53 min
One week to go until Doctor Who Series 9 premieres, and what better way to rev up the hype engines than a rather cryptic prologue featuring P-Cap, Karn and Ohila, last seen in “The Night of the Doctor”? In fact, all manner of activity is…
#492 - The Log Driver’s Waltz
Sep 6, 2015 • 59 min
With only two weeks to go before we get new Doctor Who, the news is coming fast, including a new trailer for Episode 1 “The Magician’s Apprentice”, a (very short and mysterious) video from Series 9 finale director Rachel Talalay, the upcoming…
#491 - And Introducing Maisie Williams as The Doctor
Aug 30, 2015 • 74 min
Back from the Hugo Awards and reunited once more, the Three Who Rule have a grab bag of newsiness this week, including the sad cancellation of the New York Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular “for reasons”, Peter Davison’s upcoming…
Patreon Special #2: Dr. Who and the Daleks Commentary
Aug 26, 2015 • 88 min
Peter Cushing is known to many as the face of Hammer Horror or Grand Moff Tarkin from Star Wars. But to a generation of British kids caught in the frenzied madness known as Dalekmania in the mid-1960s, he was also Dr. Who, kindly professor and…
#490 - Smoke on the Water
Aug 23, 2015 • 51 min
Another Hugos has come and gone, and with it two-thirds of the Radio Free Skaro crew can cross “host pre and post show at the Hugos and ad-lib for almost a half hour during same” off their bucket list. Though the Hugos were…dogged…
#489 - Revolution 9
Aug 16, 2015 • 67 min
A new trailer for Series 9 of Doctor Who was released this week, simultaneously stoking and dampening the fires of Steven and Warren’s clinically insane theories regarding the upcoming Capaldis of Pompeii story/rumour/nonsense. But more lunacy…
#488 - A Conspiracy of Comics
Aug 9, 2015 • 81 min
Can three idiots blab on like maniacs about nothing for the better part of an hour? Emphatically yes! If you’ve ever wanted to hear rampant, baseless speculation about a certain possible episode coming in Series 9 that is most likely untrue and…
#487 - Dinosaurs in a Lighthouse
Aug 2, 2015 • 79 min
Despite a somewhat sparse news list this week, the Three Who Rule managed to engage in ill-informed badinage for longer than was strictly necessary, covering exciting topics like a new and even more evil form of stats, and the differences between…
#486 - The Devil in Red Velvet
Jul 26, 2015 • 78 min
Conventions and clips dominate the news, with events in Germany, Australia and of course goings on concerning the upcoming Long Island Who, but also a look back at the New Adventures era through the fine folk at Myth Makers and a very…old-fashioned…
#485 - Past Christmas
Jul 19, 2015 • 104 min
Guest announcements for Gallifrey One and Chicago TARDIS! LEGO Doctor Who talk! Capaldi dolly banter! Warren becoming enraged by Star Trek: Into Darkness and almost saying a naughty word! Yes, it’s business as usual again here at Radio Free Skaro…
#484 - San Diego Capaldi-Con
Jul 12, 2015 • 62 min
Nerd Christmas! Yes, San Diego Comic-Con is wrapping up for another year, but you can keep your Batmans and your Supermans and your Deadpools and your WHO CARES NEW DOCTOR WHO TRAILER! LEGO DIMENSIONS WITH ALL THE DOCTORS! And most importantly, 5.5…
#483 - The Adventures of Space Dad
Jul 5, 2015 • 77 min
With San Diego Comic-Con mere days away, the mystery, hinting, and oblique teasing is reaching a fever pitch, with not only the main players on Doctor Who’s creative team storming Hall H on Thursday, July 9, but also a Titan Comics panel to whet…
#482 - Once Upon A Time In America
Jun 28, 2015 • 80 min
In a move sure to shake the very foundations of audio drama, Big Finish is introducing new series Doctor Who characters into the BF-i-verse, and River Song will be the tip of the proverbial spear in this assault of awesomeness. That was but one (but…
#481 - Tin Can Danny
Jun 21, 2015 • 97 min
The news reached dire levels of non-existence this week, but the Three Who Rule soldiered on in exactly the sort of way Twelve would have roundly disapproved of. Despite there being little movement other than comic book rumblings (in the fall, no…
#480 - The Talons of Dr. Chang
Jun 14, 2015 • 99 min
News! News! News! So much news this week, from Vines of P-Cap playing guitar to Series 9 rumours, royal honours, convention doings and undoings, and (fake, but awesome) Doctor Who LEGO video games! The mind boggles! “But what else, you…
#479 - Run Forest Run
Jun 7, 2015 • 76 min
Like a bolt from the blue came the first set of Gallifrey One guest announcements, including one Peter Davison, the Fifth Doctor but the first in our hearts (for this year, at any rate.) But lo, across the pond there was news of the Doctor Who…
#478 - Shallow Grave
May 31, 2015 • 74 min
The news this week is sparse, so of course conspiracy theories abounded amongst the Three Who Rule involving Zimbabwe, missing episodes, cricket, and madness. But lo, there was a small morsel of news, and that was the fact that San Diego Comic Con…
#477 - Sarcopha-Gus
May 24, 2015 • 84 min
If Radio Free Skaro was ever made into a lackluster dystopian future series of adventures for the tween set (which it won’t, ever), it would have to be called “Digression,” because that was the tenor of the first few minutes of this…
#476 - Ravolox and Bagels
May 17, 2015 • 97 min
We promise, this is almost certainly the last time we jabber on about superhero movies…but that is in fact what happens at the start of this week’s episode, until Chris lobs a well-deserved boot heel into the proceedings and gets the Other Two Who…
#475 - In Praise of Fangirls
May 10, 2015 • 73 min
It was a wild week to be a fan of Doctor Who and other sic-fi franchises this past week! Gallifrey One memberships went on sale and crashed ticket sales sites, Osgood and the Zygons are returning in Series 9, Torchwood audio plays are coming to Big…
#474/A - Easy Laughter with Rob Shearman
May 7, 2015 • 37 min
In this special mini-episode of Radio Free Skaro, Steven interviews writer Robert Shearman about his recent trip to New York to watch a production of his 1992 play “Easy Laughter”, as performed by Dirt [contained]! Rob and Steven also talk about…
#474 - Mayhem of the Mooninites
May 3, 2015 • 113 min
As Steven dips further into cricket insanity, a factor leading to his inevitable emigration to India could be the fact that Doctor Who will soon start broadcasting there for the first time. How can he possibly resist? Or perhaps a trip to New York to…
#473 - The Invisible Enemies
Apr 26, 2015 • 77 min
What’s better than a commentary of the Series 8 episode “The Caretaker” with The Memory Cheats co-host Josh Zimon joining the Three Who Rule? Very little…except Wife in Space impresario Neil Perryman joining Warren and Steven for a look…
#472 - Do The Hustle
Apr 19, 2015 • 102 min
In what may be a new record for top-of-the-show off-topic banter, much hashing out of the new Star Wars trailer (of course) occurred, along with Steven’s descent into schedule and archived newspaper madness, wherein he charts out exactly when he…
#471 - A Flurry of Murray
Apr 12, 2015 • 71 min
It’s a little early to start talking about Gallifrey One’s next con in 2016..or is it? Not since tickets go on sale on May 4th (10 a.m. Pacific) and the Marriott’s block of hotel room goes on sale a week later on May 11th! And if the…
#470 - Fear Makes Companions Of Us All
Apr 5, 2015 • 81 min
Every day Peter Capaldi proves himself more and more of a Doctor Who fanboy, and his latest japes at the Doctor Who experience are but the first bit of good news this week, including free comic books, new Big Finish, Dominic Glynn remixes, and more!…
#469 - Dramatic Delights
Mar 29, 2015 • 86 min
Happy post-10th Who birthday, everyone! What with Peter Capaldi visiting the Doctor Who Experience and entertaining children with birthday cakes and charm, it’s easy to forget that other things were happening in the world of Who this week, like…
#468 - Ten Years On
Mar 22, 2015 • 88 min
Ten years ago, a dream came true for many long-time fans of Doctor Who. A show long feared dead returned, stronger and better than ever….but in order for that to happen, many talented people had to come together in front of the camera and behind the…
#467 - Schrodinger’s Kid
Mar 15, 2015 • 81 min
Steven, Warren and Chip are back this week with a news list that could charitably be described as anemic, though it also covers the charitable doings of one Peter Capaldi and goes from Comic Relief to comic books to conventions and…well, not a lot…
#466 - Electro Quarterstaff
Mar 8, 2015 • 89 min
The Two Who Rule and Chip are back, with a somewhat sparse but interesting news list featuring a fascinating Steven Moffat interview in the latest Doctor Who Magazine, a Capaldi plushie (henceforth referred to as CuddlePaldi), news of the BBC spinning…
#465 - The Needs of the Many
Mar 1, 2015 • 85 min
It was a sad week for genre fans, with the passing of Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy into the starry night, and though it isn’t strictly Doctor Who, it was the opinion of this week’s RFS crew of Warren, Steven and Chip (Chris is on an Away…
#464 - Musique Concrud
Feb 22, 2015 • 117 min
Fighting off con crud, sleeplessness and the ever-present post Gallifrey One blues, the Three Who Rule were joined by fourth Beatle Chip of Two Minute Time Lord fame for the news, and by author and televisual scholar John Williams for a commentary of…
#463 - Remember Me To Gallifrey
Feb 16, 2015 • 83 min
You’d think we’d have run out of amazing people to talk to at Gallifrey One, but lo! We are here to prove you wrong! Our guests include Rachel Talalay, the director of “Dark Water” and “Death in Heaven”, 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie writer and…
#462 - Nothing is Forgotten
Feb 15, 2015 • 74 min
Day Two of Gallifrey 2015, and Radio Free Skaro is on the ground with interviews with many and various Who luminaries, like Jason Connery (“Vengenace on Varos” and the 1980s series Robin of Sherwood), Restoration Team wizard Steve Roberts, who gives…
#461 - Radio Free Skaro: Behind The Magic
Feb 14, 2015 • 75 min
It’s Gally time! The Three Who Rule graced the main stage at Gallifrey One in Los Angeles for the fourth time in as many years with special guests Jamie Mathieson (writer of “Flatline” and “Mummy on the Orient Express”), Phil Ford (writer of “Into the…
#460 - 26 Seasons and a Movie
Feb 8, 2015 • 77 min
It’s that time of year again, the annual genuflection by the RFS crew on the upcoming funfest that is Gallifrey One. Revel in the excitement of a new year of friends, costumes, hilarity, adult beverages, and the best convention in all the…
#459 - Colour Separation Overlay
Feb 1, 2015 • 63 min
With Gallifrey One looming ever closer, the Three Who Rule looked far and wide for news, and found very little, other than the discovery of a lost Desert Island Discs from 1965 starring none other than one William Hartnell, and of course the…
#458 - Raspberries and Fire
Jan 25, 2015 • 73 min
Gallifrey One! Mere weeks from now the noble RFS crew will take the stage in Los Angeles to deliver Radio Free Skaro: Behind the Magic, and here in this very podcast we announce our lineup! Who are they? Listen and find out! You’ll also hear a…
#457 - I Heard It Through The Irvine
Jan 18, 2015 • 93 min
As the countdown to Gallifrey One ramps up, so too do new guest announcements, including Torchwood alumni Naoko Mori (Tosh) and McCoy era script editor Andrew Cartmel! In other news, riots and other carnage were avoided after Netflix renewed their…
#456 - Love And Monsters
Jan 11, 2015 • 58 min
To the excitement of all and sundry, or at least the 3,500 people attending Gallifrey One in under a month’s time, it was recently announced that John Barrowman, Captain Jack Harkness himself, will be gracing the LAX Marriott for his first ever…
#455 - Andrew Smith, When The Mists Fell
Jan 4, 2015 • 85 min
Fancy a return to Alzarius? We did, so we contacted classic Doctor Who and Big Finish writer Andrew Smith about “Mistfall,” his upcoming Big Finish audio play which sends the Fifth Doctor, Turlough, Nyssa and Tegan back to E-Space. Andrew…
#454 - Tangerine Dream
Dec 26, 2014 • 58 min
Mind games, face huggers and tangerines…that’s what passes for Christmastime when the Doctor gets involved. Sarcastic elves, a sassy Santa, and questionably CG reindeer round out Doctor Who’s dip into surreality on this latest Xmas special, “Last…
Patreon Special #1 - Dimensions in Time Commentary
Dec 24, 2014 • 31 min
Happy Holidays to our beloved listeners across the world! And thank you to our supporters on Patreon who have pushed us over the $80/episode mark in our ongoing Patreon fundraising campaign. To celebrate both of these wonderful occasions, we look back…
#453 - Eight is Enough
Dec 21, 2014 • 83 min
With mere days to not only “Doctor Who: Last Christmas” but also our review of said Xmas special and even more thrillingly, our Patreon-inspired (and cringe-inducing) commentary for the infamous 1993 Children in Need special “Dimensions in…
#452 - In The Nick of Time
Dec 14, 2014 • 68 min
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Last Christmas, which is dominating both our thoughts and the promotional efforts of the BBC Publicity department. Maybe that’s why most of our news is focused on that upcoming holiday where they show a…
#451 - Celsius 451
Dec 7, 2014 • 98 min
With the Three Who Rule firmly back in place and order restored to the galaxy, there was great rejoicing and much waffling about next to nothing, not to mention the controversial and wrong headed use of the terms “P-Cap”,…
#450 - Billie Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Nov 30, 2014 • 54 min
The annual tradition of US Thanksgiving (as we Canadians call it) brings about another yearly custom - Chicago TARDIS! This year’s edition has been quite wonderful, bringing together most of the main cast of Series 1 of the new series to celebrate the…
#449 - Super 8
Nov 23, 2014 • 82 min
For the first time ever (we defy you to prove us wrong, RFS pedants, DEFY YOU) Radio Free Skaro is coming out on November 23rd, better known this year as the 51st anniversary of Doctor Who, our favorite program. And while there’s no new Who to discuss…
#448 - The Road to Qdoba
Nov 16, 2014 • 66 min
And so begins the Dark Times, otherwise known as waiting a month and a bit after the end of Series 8 for the Doctor Who Christmas Special. In the meantime, the Three Who Rule tackled stats, poured one out for sci-fi TV legend Glen A. Larson, and most…
#447 - All the President’s Cybermen
Nov 9, 2014 • 81 min
And with that, Series 8 of Doctor Who is over! After a radical turn towards darkness and drama it all came together with “Death in Heaven,” the final episode of the series and the P-Capstone on the 12th Doctor’s inaugural year. From…
#446 - The Moffat Master Plan
Nov 2, 2014 • 64 min
The penultimate episode of Series 8 is upon us, with Cybermen, the afterlife, and Missy, who is revealed as….well, you should certainly watch “Dark Water” (penned by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay) before listening to…
#445 - Can’t See The Forest For The Trees
Oct 26, 2014 • 93 min
“In the Forest Of The Night” already looks to be one of the most polarizing episodes of Series 8, and there’s no shortage of opinion on this week’s Radio Free Skaro to go around. Along with Steven and Warren, Nerdist wordsmith Kyle Anderson joined in…
#444 - Boneless Chicken Wings
Oct 19, 2014 • 69 min
Doctor Who is often at its best when it mixes domesticity with the fantastical, and the Jamie Mathieson penned, Douglas Mackinnon directed “Flatline” was no exception, if the rapturous reception (spoilers) of the Three Who Rule for this…
#443 - Execute Order 66
Oct 12, 2014 • 61 min
Trains! Space! A mummy! Jelly babies! Foxes! All things in writer Jamie Mathieson’s “Mummy on the Orient Express,” this week’s episode of the obscure and not well regarded televisual program known as Doctor Who, and all subjects for…
#442 - Through The Thick and Thin
Oct 5, 2014 • 72 min
“Kill the Moon,” this week’s episode of Doctor Who, has proven to be one of the most divisive in recent memory, with fandom loving it or despising it but certainly not dismissing it. Was it the “game changer” showrunner…
#441 - Officer’s Mess
Sep 28, 2014 • 103 min
When we found out that Gareth Roberts was the scribe behind “The Caretaker,” we all expected a rompity-romp-romp, much like “The Lodger” and “Closing Time.” And while this story did have rompy moments, it was…
#440 - All Hail The Great Architect
Sep 21, 2014 • 71 min
The beauty of Doctor Who is that it can be any story, anywhere and anywhen…and yet inexplicably there’s never really been a heist episode. Well, no longer! “Time Heist,” by writer Steve Thompson of “Curse of the Black…
#439 - For What It’s Worth
Sep 14, 2014 • 72 min
As showrunner for Doctor Who, Steven Moffat is mostly known for beginnings and endings of series, but this week the Moff brought us “Listen,” a standalone story that delves into beginnings, endings and fear itself. So, did Moffat overload…
#438 - Rocket Robin Hood
Sep 7, 2014 • 66 min
Robin Hood! Robots! Shenanigans! Etc! Things took a turn for the romp-y in “Robot of Sherwood,” the latest episode of Doctor Who, but what did the usually taciturn and P-Cap-ian Three Who Rule think? Eh? Listen as the three acerbic…
#437 - Death to the Daleks
Aug 31, 2014 • 70 min
The first proper P-Cap story, where he’s out of bed and sassing off to soldiers, Daleks and everyone in between, has arrived on our TV screens, tablets, laptops and eyeballs. You’d think after years of Dalek stories the well would be dry,…
#436 - Planet of the Pudding Brains
Aug 24, 2014 • 69 min
After months of waiting, feverish panic, speculation, madness, leaked scripts, world tours and other such lunacy, the first episode of Doctor Who, Series 8, titled “Deep Breath”, is upon us. You know what that means? Stats! So, so many…
#435 - Into The Darkness
Aug 17, 2014 • 58 min
Only one week to go until the premiere of Series 8, or as Warren (and no-one else) terms it, 8mageddon, and there’s news of trailers, radio trailers, misguided Tom Baker biopics, Doctor Who world tours and more. But more importantly, Friend of…
#434 - We Sing In Praise Of Total War
Aug 10, 2014 • 94 min
Newsmageddon continues! With only two weeks to go before the premiere of Deep Breath across the planet, the Doctor Who hype machine is in full swing, from the world tour making it’s way through the UK before heading overseas to early reviews of…
#433 - I Eat The Celery
Aug 3, 2014 • 128 min
“Morgus! You stinking offal! Look at me!” Yes, a day long anticipated by the Three Who Rule Has finally arrived as they were privileged to tackle the all-time classic The Caves of Androzani as a commentary. While they had long feared such a…
#432 - Down and Out in San Diego
Jul 27, 2014 • 101 min
With San Diego Comic Con’s annual media megashow winding down, Radio Free Skaro brought in a Special Report from Nerdist editor and all around fine fellow Kyle Anderson as our man on the scene to let us know about the Big! Who! News! almost live…
#431 - Birth of the Titans
Jul 20, 2014 • 69 min
With San Diego Comic Con looming, roving Radio Free Skaro reporter Warren Frey took it upon himself to interview Andrew James, the editor of the new Doctor Who range at Titan Comics. James spilled the beans on SDCC plans, a Doctor Who Day promotion…
#430 - Limb’s Whims
Jul 13, 2014 • 80 min
It was a week of great tumult in the world of Doctor Who, with the leaking of the first five scripts for Series 8 taking the internet by storm and sending Whovians into spasms of joy, guilt, fear and loathing. Though the scripts have presumably spread…
#429 - Busy Nothing Hyperspace
Jul 6, 2014 • 129 min
It was an exciting week in the world of Doctor Who, with a new teaser, with news of the return of the Cybermen, the addition of the esteemed Frank Cottrell Boyce to the writers team (plus another female director, Sheree Folkson, joining the production…
#428 - Believe It Or Not
Jun 29, 2014 • 76 min
The Series 8 news is slowly building as we hurtle towards August 23rd, the just-announced debut date for Peter Capaldi (aka P-Cap), the 12th (13th?) Doctor in a feature-length adventure called “Deep Breath”. But mixed with excitement is disappointment…
#427 - The Perils of Tharils
Jun 22, 2014 • 72 min
With no Chris this week, Steven and Warren enlisted the help of erstwhile scribe, podcaster and gentleman japesman Kyle Anderson of the Nerdist, Doctor Who: The Writer’s Room, WTF Are You Watching, and Awesomely Bad Movies fame. Much fun was had as…
#426 - Telesnap Crackle Pop
Jun 15, 2014 • 85 min
Fancy a Doctor Who historical? Even those that don’t exist anymore (for now)? The Three Who Rule certainly did, and so writer John Lucarotti, the scribe behind “Marco Polo,” “The Aztecs,” and “The Massacre (of St….
#425 - Rupu’s Drag Race
Jun 8, 2014 • 131 min
The randomizer, it has been noted, can be a harsh mistress. Bear that in mind when you cast an ear to our commentary to “Frontios”, the somewhat maligned but still intriguing apocalyptic Fifth Doctor tale of hunger, strife, fascism and….giant…
#424 - The Day of The Day of the Doctor
Jun 1, 2014 • 84 min
The Three Who Rule tuned their brainwaves to Doctor Who Magazine’s latest poll naming all of our favourite show’s stories from best to worst, along with favourite (and not so favourite) Doctors, companions, and other movers and shakers….
#423 - The Life Aquatic with Michael E Briant
May 25, 2014 • 90 min
Doctor Who is coming back in August, and the internet has the brief, presumably-Capaldi-silhouette-filled trailer to prove it! But the RFS lads were equally enamoured with a recently released fan trailer of P-Cap and J-Co traipsing around in the rain,…
#422 - Nobody Slaps Cyril Shaps
May 18, 2014 • 140 min
A shocking (O’ the Quawncing Grig) amount of news this week, including the inclusion of Tank Girl director Rachel Talalay as a Series Eight helmer for two episodes, Doctor Who returning to Lanzorate for the aforementioned Series Eight, A Doctor…
#421 - Lordi of the Rings
May 11, 2014 • 68 min
In one of the slowest news weeks in recorded history, the urge for a good strong session of Fluid Links flowed through the Three Who Rule, who did their darndest to answer the questions of you, the listener, in as snappy and entertaining a manner as…
#420 - The Fact of Fiction
May 4, 2014 • 66 min
An interview with Derrick Sherwin
#419 - Mazza Kazza Jazza
Apr 27, 2014 • 75 min
An exciting time for Doctor Who and other genre fans in southern Alberta as they descended upon the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in their thousands upon thousands to witness, among other events, the Matt Smith and Karen Gillan panel! Our own…
#418 - Rodney’s Funscreen
Apr 20, 2014 • 61 min
What derails the Three Who Rule from the week’s news and a gripping Miniscope about classic series director Rodney Bennett? Why, it’s the #firsttargetnovel Twitter discussion from Full Circle scribe and all-around gentleman Andrew Smith! Your hosts…
#417 - Arcturan Mega-Donkey
Apr 13, 2014 • 129 min
Pertwee! Jo! Troughton the younger! An incontinent skull! With a cast like that it can only be the Three Who Rule’s commentary on “The Curse of Peladon”! Watch a prince in short pants fight a revolution, superstition and a questionable monster suit in…
#416 - Random Access Memories
Apr 6, 2014 • 69 min
Sadly, a trio of recent deaths in the Doctor Who world lead off this week’s episode, as we remember the contributions of writer/actor Glyn Jones, director Derek Martinus, and the Rani herself, Kate O’Mara. But with new Doctor Who still months away,…
#415 - More Of A Table Wine
Mar 30, 2014 • 58 min
It’s the return of the Miniscope! The focus this time is on Michael Hayes, the accomplished director who at first blush wanted nothing to do with Doctor Who but learned to love the show after directing “The Androids of Tara”, “The Armageddon…
#414 - Caesar Salad
Mar 23, 2014 • 109 min
Only a mere month after the celebrations of Gallifrey One 2014, the 26th iteration of the best convention in the world…sold out in 75 minutes this Friday. The Three Who Rule, poised over their keyboards intently, managed to secure their…
#413 - Block Transfer Computation
Mar 16, 2014 • 63 min
It’s the return of Fluid Links! Yes, everyone’s favourite mercury-based connection thingy is back, and we’ve got (some) of your questions to hash over, cogitate upon, and generally discuss. Good thing too, because the news is pretty…
#412 - Ahearne It Through The Grapevine
Mar 9, 2014 • 69 min
The Three Who Rule are travelling back in time this week to the wild, wooly days of 2005, when a certain program about a madman in a box first re-graced our screens after a long, long hiatus. Though we take the success of Doctor Who as a matter of…
#411 - Kicking the Styres
Mar 2, 2014 • 73 min
The classic commentary returns to Radio Free Skaro, in the form of a brief but enticing little number known as “The Sontaran Experiment”! Despite its quick running time, the adventures of Styre and Friends packs in adventure, spills, stunts, Terry…
#410 - Love From Gallifrey, Boys
Feb 23, 2014 • 81 min
With Gallifrey One 2014 behind them, the Three Who Rule rallied their weakened, battle-scarred livers and turned their attention to Matt Smith’s last hurrah, “The Time of the Doctor”. Much appreciation! Such regeneration! But first, news,…
#409 - Gallifrey Falls No More
Feb 17, 2014 • 68 min
The year’s most anticipated event on the calendar of the Three Who Rule and many thousands other Doctor Who fans has come and gone as Gallifrey One: 25 Glorious years has now concluded! Over 3700 attendees, guests, and volunteers enjoyed the event,…
#408 - The Case of the Missing Episodes
Feb 16, 2014 • 79 min
Day two of Gallifrey One 2014, and the bright eye of the Three Who Rule cast its fiery, lidless wrath upon the missing episodes. Steven and Chris interview Restoration Team head and video genius Steve Roberts on his own, and missing episode experts…
#407 - Running Through Black Light
Feb 15, 2014 • 68 min
Day Two of Gallifrey One 2014! We ring in this auspicious occasion with the august personage of Dominic Glynn, musician extraordinaire and composer of what many (well…us, anyway) consider the best arrangement of the classic opening theme. And we…
#406 - Radio Free Skaro: Gallifrey Stands
Feb 14, 2014 • 82 min
It’s that time of year again, everyone! Gallifrey One celebrates its 25th edition at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, and once again, the Three Who Rule were proud and honoured to kick off the convention with a live show recorded on the main stage….
#405 - Gallifrey Rises
Feb 9, 2014 • 62 min
Once again the greatest con of cons that has ever conned is here! Yes, Gallifrey One 2014 is mere days away, and the Three Who Rule reprise their official (not really official) Gally preview episode. Cosplay! Writers! Billie Piper! Arthur Darvill!…
#404 - Page Not Found
Feb 2, 2014 • 96 min
In the dog days before the wondrous rapture that is the Gallifrey convention in the greater Los Angeles area, the news was sparse and the fans were restless. However, the reveal of Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor costume sparked not only excitement…
#403 - Fluid Links
Jan 26, 2014 • 87 min
The Three Who Rule aren’t known for feedback, which is befitting of their hubristic megalomania and general dedication to evil. But in a new feature called Fluid Links, we’ve invited you, the listener, to submit topics of note for us to…
#402 - Pop! Pop! Pop!
Jan 19, 2014 • 112 min
The days are long and the news is sparse, but that didn’t stop the Three Who Rule from tackling a smattering of stats and DVD news in order to get to the important stuff, a commentary for “An Adventure in Space and Time”. Chris was available for…
#401 - Nightmare in Silver
Jan 12, 2014 • 101 min
It’s the beginning of the next 400 episodes of Radio Free Skaro, and what better way to start off this new era than with talk of Star Wars, weather in Florida, hockey, Tim Hortons and other irrelevant meanderings! The Three Who Rule eventually…
#400 - Matt Finish
Jan 5, 2014 • 115 min
From its origins on a humble Skype connection in 2006 to the quasi-shabby status it endures today, Radio Free Skaro has tried to entertain, inform and educate its listeners about the wonderful world of Doctor Who. And in this, its 400th episode, it…
#399 - Handles With Care
Dec 26, 2013 • 52 min
The Fall of the Eleventh is at last upon us as Matt Smith took his final bow in the 2013 Doctor Who Christmas Special, “The Time of the Doctor”. Crammed with all sorts of the Doctor’s past enemies and a number of other surprises, the episode was…
#398 - 10,000 Maniacs
Dec 22, 2013 • 80 min
Despite the obvious dangers of the Blinovich Limitation Effect, the Three Who Rule came together in Edmonton for a pre-Xmas, pre-Time Of The Doctor powwow. Besides many and various clips, rumours and idle speculatings about ToTD, the big news was the…
#397 - Corvette Winter
Dec 15, 2013 • 68 min
As Matt Smith’s time in Doctor Who approaches its end, the BBC is starting to ramp up promotion of Smith’s finale episode, “The Time of the Doctor”, with a new trailer and a series of very intriguing promo pics. These topics and more form some key…
#396 - The Great Canadian Wheat Plains Are Safe
Dec 8, 2013 • 114 min
Statspocalypse! Yes, in a moment that Warren has feared since the inception of Radio Free Skaro, the 50th Anniversary generated stats to such a degree that they may have become sentient and declared war on humanity. And despite Warren’s hatred…
#395 - Bigger On The Inside
Dec 1, 2013 • 65 min
As if the build-up to and the celebration of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary wasn’t enough, the very next week after “The Day of the Doctor” wowed and amazed countless fans worldwide, more than two thousand of those fans gathered at Chicago TARDIS to…
#394 - One Day Like This
Nov 24, 2013 • 90 min
The long, long wait is over. Doctor Who celebrated 50 years of thrilling us all with the adventures of a madman with a box in high style, with not only “The Day of the Doctor”, but also the stunning “An Adventure in Space and Time” and Peter…
#393 - Flight Through Eternity
Nov 17, 2013 • 81 min
With less than a week until “The Day of the Doctor”, the Two Who Rule (Warren and Steven, Chris was on assignment with UNIT) were positively giddy with anticipation for the 50th anniversary adventure to hit their eye bulbs in glorious 3D. But before…
#392 - The Final Phase
Nov 10, 2013 • 139 min
It was truly a momentous week for Doctor Who fans everywhere as they got not one, nor two, but THREE different trailers for ‘The Day of the Doctor’ from the BBC (twice!), BBC America, and, inadvertently early, BBC Latin America. While everyone is busy…
#391 - The Death of Doctor Who
Nov 3, 2013 • 100 min
The tsunami of news (or, if you will, newsnami) continues this week, with tales of conventions, extras, tie-ins, and so, so much about An Adventure in Space and Time. All but mere pre-amble to the second part of the John Nathan-Turner miniscope, with…
#390 - The Watcher
Oct 27, 2013 • 105 min
It was one of the more exciting weeks in Doctor Who recently with global cinema screenings of “The Day of The Doctor” being announced around the world, and Big Finish’s 50th anniversary story “The Light At The End” being given an early release, one…
#389/A - The Light At The End
Oct 22, 2013 • 30 min
It’s another cutaway episode! This time around, we devote some time in the middle of the week to the world of Big Finish and their own celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. To do so, Steven interviews Big Finish executive producer Nick…
#389 - A Holiday For The Doctor
Oct 20, 2013 • 105 min
A trailer! A trailer! Maybe not THE trailer we’ve all been waiting for, but certainly a fitting tribute to 50 years of Doctor Who, with a frankly insane number of homages and visual cues stuffed into a minute of pure nostalgia. In true timey-wimey…
#388 - 50 Ways To Love Your Doctor
Oct 13, 2013 • 102 min
On the way to a light week for Radio Free Skaro, the world of Doctor Who decided to explode in a shower of the awesomeness that is nine previously missing episodes from the 1960s being found, returned, and released to an adoring public via iTunes….
#387/A - Missing Episodes Special
Oct 11, 2013 • 32 min
FOUND! Against all hope and logic, nine episodes of Doctor Who once thought lost forever have been found and returned to the BBC Archives. Such a monumental occasion warrants a rare Radio Free Skaro cutaway episode, wherein the Three Who Rule discuss…
#387 - The Velvet Web
Oct 6, 2013 • 98 min
As we turn the corner into October in this 50th anniversary year of Doctor Who, the Three Who Rule reach the halfway point in their odyssey of covering the eras of each producer of the classic series in the Miniscope. This week, the Barry Letts epoch…
#386 - The Ordeal
Sep 29, 2013 • 93 min
The producer Miniscope series plows onward as special guest John Williams from Tachyon TV joins in to discuss the Peter Bryant and Derrick Sherwin era. An era of selecting a new Doctor and ever-changing roles for the production team, Bryant and…
#385 - A Change of Identity
Sep 22, 2013 • 92 min
The Miniscope madness continues this week with an examination of the Innes Lloyd era, with a little help from JR Southall of Starburst Magazine and the Blue Box Podcast, and Deborah Watling, AKA Victoria Waterfield. But before “regeneration and bases…
#384 - A Battle of Wits
Sep 15, 2013 • 98 min
Our second entry in our Producer era Miniscopes sees us tackle the John Wiles era, a controversial six months in Doctor Who’s long history that ushered in great changes and foreshadowed a great many more. Joining us to discuss the finer points of this…
#383 - The Firemaker
Sep 8, 2013 • 70 min
As most of you might be aware, Doctor Who is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, and the Three Who Rule are also doing their part to mark the occasion by celebrating and analyzing the era of each producer who helmed the show from 1963 through…
#382 - Behind the Sophist
Sep 1, 2013 • 73 min
Despite the Doctor Who world being split between multiple conventions this weekend (or because of it), the news was a bit thin this week, but that didn’t stop the Three Who Rule from spinning their creative wheels in new and exciting directions,…
#381 - Silver Fox
Aug 25, 2013 • 89 min
The Three Who Rule welcome back our very good friend Chip from the Two-minute Time Lord podcast as we all talk over Neil Gaiman’s most recent Doctor Who effort, Nightmare in Silver. Has some time and distance since the story’s initial broadcast…
#380 - A Study in Crimson
Aug 18, 2013 • 85 min
“Whimsical yet terrifying” is an apt way to describe “The Crimson Horror,” this week’s commentary, but also an accurate portrayal of current Who news. What missive struck fear into the stalwart hearts of the Three Who Rule? Possibly the fact that CBC…
#379 - Inside the Spaceship
Aug 11, 2013 • 82 min
The afterglow of the announcement of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor has still not worn off if this week’s news list, and the enthusiasm of the Three Who Rule, is anything to go by. Tons of Capaldi news from his fan battles as a teenager to the…
#378 - Peter XII
Aug 4, 2013 • 93 min
Peter Capaldi is the Twelfth Doctor! Announced during a worldwide live TV broadcast, Peter Capaldi was introduced to an Elstree TV studio full of delighted fans and an entire planet full of excited watchers, and the result is near unanimous - Steven…
#377 - Emergency Luke
Jul 28, 2013 • 96 min
On thisss week’sss Radio Free Ssskaro, the Ice Warriors return! Well, one of them does in the Cold War era episode called…er…”Cold War”, of which there is a commentary presented. Luke from TMDWP joins us, replacing Seattle-bound Warren, to give us…
#376 - I’ll Be In My Trailer
Jul 21, 2013 • 75 min
San Diego Comic Con! Over the years SDCC has become a mecca not only of pop culture, cosplay and general lunacy, but also an important platform by which Doctor Who announces mammoth events like, say…the 50th Anniversary Special Trailer. The…
#375 - Scaling the Shard
Jul 14, 2013 • 89 min
With San Diego Comic Con looming in just a week’s time, the news list was filled to bursting with silly plastic dolls, lunch boxes and of course the con itself, which will feature a Sunday session with Steven Moffat, Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, and…
#374 - The Inside Story
Jul 7, 2013 • 76 min
The Three Who Rule went west to Westercon this week, special guests of the 66th edition of one of the longest running science fiction conventions in the world. Much fun was had, much sun was enjoyed, and all three of the RFS hosts were very active on…
#373 - Jeff Podcast
Jun 30, 2013 • 71 min
And thus begins the calm before the storm for Radio Free Skaro. One week before the Three Who Rule jet off to Sacramento to participate in Westercon 66, after which weeks of blockbuster episodes from commentaries to Miniscopes will take you all the…
#372 - The Chain
Jun 23, 2013 • 54 min
It has been one crazy week in the world of Doctor Who, with rumours of scores of missing Doctor Who episodes being found, then not found, then found again, then, finally, all of them declared not missing but destroyer. The end. Is it, though? The wait…
#371 - Bless the Rains
Jun 16, 2013 • 64 min
The Doctor Who rumour mill was in full blown chaos this week with Twelfth Doctor casting rumours giving way to tales of hoards of missing episodes being recovered. The Two Who Rule (Chris managed to escape the mongering of said rumours) neatly…
#370 - Pride (In The Name of Who)
Jun 9, 2013 • 75 min
Another week and still no new Doctor Who. The long 6-month wait for the 50th Anniversary Special means speculation about the show’s future in the form of the next actor (or will it be actress?) to play The Doctor. But it’s not all bad as there are…
#369 - A Tale of Two Doctors
Jun 2, 2013 • 86 min
In an uneventful, post finale, nothing ever happens week, The Three Who Rule….wait, HOLD ON, JUST A SECOND…..Chris isn’t on the show this week. Oh, and also, Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who. Yes, the floppy haired foetus who…
#368 - Iron Pants
May 26, 2013 • 76 min
It may be six months until new Doctor Who, but…we’ve got stats! So, so many stats. Also, Warren gets a lot of facts wrong (as usual), we’ve invented an exciting new drink called “whiskwee”, and for the first time in RFS history, we have a…
#367 - Everybody Hurts
May 19, 2013 • 60 min
Well, the most recent series of Doctor Who has wrapped up, and what a way to do it - a fangasmagoria from Steven Moffat containing notable nods to the past and tantalizing hints of what’s to come. “The Name of the Doctor” gave fans what they wanted…
#366 - The Emperor’s New Clothes
May 12, 2013 • 54 min
Neil Gaiman’s sophomore effort is one of the most divisive in the history of new Doctor Who, with some fans adoring his take on the Cybermen and others viewing precocious children and speedy metal men with disdain. But what did the Three Who Rule…
#365 - Fondant Surprise
May 4, 2013 • 65 min
Northern England in the Victorian era, monsters, lizards, Sontarans, lame GPS jokes and latched-on kidlet drama all made “The Crimson Horror” a roller coaster ride of emotion for the Three Who Rule. But was it a ride full of thrills and chills or…
#364 - Smoke On The Horizon
Apr 28, 2013 • 70 min
For decades, fans of Doctor Who have been wondering and dreaming of what amazing thrills and sights exist within The Doctor’s TARDIS. The 50th Anniversary of the programme seems to be an appropriate time to finally peel back the curtain on The…
#363 - Ghost Lite
Apr 21, 2013 • 66 min
Awoooooo! Scary stuff! That’s what this week’s instalment of Doctor Who was, as “Hide”, a tautly written and directed thriller, enthralled many a fan and viewer. But what did the Three Who Rule think? They were widely split with their opinions of…
#362 - Ice Hot
Apr 14, 2013 • 51 min
After a wait of almost 40 years, the Ice Warriors have returned to Doctor Who, with at least (and let’s be honest, at most) one heavily armoured, lumbering green menace is back to make the lives of an 80’s crew of Soviet submariners a soggy,…
#361 - The Borings of Akhaten
Apr 6, 2013 • 63 min
After a rollicking opening to Series 7B last week, we were treated to a new episode in “The Rings of Akhaten” that received almost no love from any of the Three Who Rule. In fact, only one person had something nice to say about it, and you’ll never…
#360 - Quadracyclephenia
Mar 31, 2013 • 73 min
New Doctor Who! And given such an auspicious occasion, it was no surprise that the Three Who Rule yammered on length about “The Bells of Saint John,” and then further prognosticated on the news that David Tennant and Billie Piper will in fact return…
#359 - Whether You Like It Or Not
Mar 24, 2013 • 78 min
The upcoming book “JN-T: The Life and Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner” is quite possibly the most controversial account of the behind-the-scenes world of Doctor Who ever published, delving into the, at times, seedy side of the life of the long…
#358 - A Breath of Fresh Air Lock
Mar 17, 2013 • 59 min
A wide variety of news leads off the latest episode of Radio Free Skaro, as the Three Who Rule pontificate about the fate of Caroline Skinner, the discovery of early Doctor Who scripts and even a little about the upcoming Series 7B… but wait,…
#357 - Wiped Clean By The Wrath of Pamela Nash
Mar 10, 2013 • 65 min
Just as Doctor Who is missing episodes from its archive, the Three Who Rule are missing Chris this week. But instead of providing you with a telesnap reconstruction of Pedantor, we bring to you instead an interview with Richard Molesworth, author of…
#356 - Strax to the Max
Mar 3, 2013 • 108 min
After the craziness of last week’s Calgary Expo announcement (which crashed the servers at Radio Free Skaro headquarters, aka a rusty shack in Surrey, BC), and two weeks after the wild times of Gallifrey One, the Three Who Rule were finally able to…
#355 - All the News That’s Fit To Miss
Feb 23, 2013 • 58 min
It’s only a week after Gallifrey One, but there’s no rest for the wicked as we bring you a very special announcement regarding Radio Free Skaro and the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, taking place - surprise, surprise - in Calgary, Alberta…
#354 - The Best Things In Life Are Freema
Feb 18, 2013 • 67 min
Another Gallifrey One has come and gone! On this, the fifth and final Radio Free Skaro podcast from Gally, we present to you interviews with Freema Agyeman, director Saul Metzstein (with a cameo from Ben Browder!), Charlie Ross, and the Valeyard…
#353 - A Sound of Ice and Fire
Feb 18, 2013 • 87 min
Still more Gallifrey! Your august crew scoured the LAX Marriott for Who personages of note, and by golly we found them, in the personages of director Douglas Mackinnon, ex-companion and documentarian Mark Strickson, BBC Radiophonic Workshop guru Dick…
#352 - Press Play Now
Feb 16, 2013 • 71 min
The Doctor Who classic series DVD range is approaching the end of its run, but not before a few momentous releases hit the shelves around the world in celebration of the programme’s 50th anniversary. Who better to discuss what’s to come than the very…
#351 - Radio Free Skaro and The Ambassadors of Death
Feb 15, 2013 • 86 min
RFS Live from Gallifrey One in Los Angeles! Yes, it’s time once again for Radio Free Skaro’s annual live show at Gallifrey One, the biggest and best Doctor Who convention to grace the shores of Los Angeles and the world entire. Steven, Warren and…
#350 - The Lyon in Winter
Feb 14, 2013 • 36 min
Gallifrey One is here! THE event on the Doctor Who calendar has finally arrived, and it seems to start earlier every year, as can be heard during this very episode of Radio Free Skaro! Recorded during Lobbycon on the Thursday night, the Three Who Rule…
#349 - Is That In Ireland?
Feb 10, 2013 • 85 min
Has it really been a year? Yes, Gallifrey One is imminent, which means it’s time for the annual Radio Free Skaro Gally preview show! The Three Who Rule run down what panels they’d like to see (if they weren’t so busy bringing you the best coverage of…
#348 - The Rain of Errors
Feb 3, 2013 • 36 min
Because of a complicated situation involving Mandrels, Bandrils, the Borad and the Swarm, the Three Who Rule kept it (somewhat) brief this week, focusing on conserving their energies for the onslaught of Gallifrey coverage coming your way in a mere…
#347 - Toyfairgate
Jan 27, 2013 • 94 min
A shocking amount of news made its way from the wilds of the Internet to the fevered brains and out of the fetid mouths of the Three Who Rule this week, including the infamous “ToyFairGate,” where canny spies noted BBC posters…
#346 - Contact Has Been Made
Jan 20, 2013 • 49 min
With Chris and Steven each recuperating from an infection from the Swarm, it was Warren’s turn to suffer the effects of an infestation of the Nucleus. While Warren wasn’t running on full steam for the news segment, in which news on Gallifrey One…
#345 - Celebrations And Swan Songs
Jan 13, 2013 • 78 min
All good things come to an end, and so it must be with the series of interviews Steven conducted at Chicago TARDIS. But we end with none other than Gary Russell, someone who has done so much not only in the world of Doctor Who but also in a myriad of…
#344 - More Than 100 Minutes In The TARDIS
Jan 6, 2013 • 105 min
Happy New Year! After battling illness and ennui over the past week and a half, the Three Who Rule are back with a bumper episode to launch 2013, the centrepiece of which is an epic interview with Kevin Jon Davies. Davies was the director and producer…
#343 - Hilarity, Polarity, and Clara-ty
Dec 26, 2012 • 40 min
NEW WHO! The Three Who Rule were delighted to find a sparkling new Doctor Who story under their Christmas tree in the form of “The Snowmen,” a somewhat deceptive name as actual snowmen figure nowhere near as much as disembodied manifestations, the…
#342 - Cinephiles And Audio Files
Dec 23, 2012 • 66 min
The impending arrival of Christmas Day means two things: excitement for “The Snowmen” is rising to fever pitch, and…Chris is super busy and couldn’t be part of this week’s proceedings. Steven and Warren made up for his absence by immediately…
#341 - Stepsons And Screwdrivers
Dec 16, 2012 • 61 min
Trailers! Trailers! So many trailers for the Snowmen, the upcoming Doctor Who Xmas special! Well, alright…there were two new trailers. But they are amping up the enthusiasm of the Three Who Rule for this year’s Yuletide offering, which is…
#340 - Masterplans And Script Doctors
Dec 9, 2012 • 68 min
A simply colossal list of news items dominated the proceedings on this week’s Radio Free Skaro, with much discussion on the snippets of non-spoilery info emerging about “The Snowmen,” this year’s Doctor Who Xmas Day spectacular. The Three Who Rule…
#339 - Light Work And Dark Eyes
Dec 2, 2012 • 62 min
The Three Who Rule were reunited (and it felt so good) with Steven’s return from Chicago TARDIS…bearing the gift of an interview with Nick Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery, and Paul Spragg, whose sterling work in the dramatic audio arts can be…
#338 - Burnt Toast And Bus Stations
Nov 25, 2012 • 58 min
Chicago TARDIS is the setting for this week’s Radio Free Skaro as many hundreds of Doctor Who fans materialized in the Windy City for the Midwest’s most popular Doctor Who convention. Steven represented the Three Who Rule at the con, and is joined in…
#337 - Splink
Nov 18, 2012 • 73 min
The Three Who Rule were joined this week by the incomparable John Williams, Tachyon TV alumnus and author of an upcoming tome about Who legend Malcolm Hulke. Mr. Williams was on hand not to plug his scribbling but to add his mellifluous verbiage to…
#336 - The Power of Squee
Nov 11, 2012 • 69 min
The Three Who Rule were reduced to Two this week, but Steven and Warren were joined by the inestimable Simon Harries of Tachyon TV fame for a commentary on “The Power of Three,” the penultimate story of this half-season. Simon’s dry wit…
#335 - Browder Chowder
Nov 4, 2012 • 75 min
It was a bit of a light week in the world of Doctor Who as the production team secluded themselves in a Cardiff conference room to read through Neil Gaiman’s eagerly anticipated second Doctor Who script, so the Three Who Rule devote some of their…
#334 - Nefertiti Graffiti
Oct 28, 2012 • 76 min
Dinosaurs! On a Spaceship! Matt Smith’s enthusiasm aside, does the fluffy lizardfest hold up to the laser-like scrutiny of Steven, Warren, and Luke from The Minute Doctor Who Podcast in this, the second of the “Pond Farewell Tour” commentaries? Were…
#333 - Avid Femmy Robomen
Oct 21, 2012 • 86 min
With the New! Doctor! Who! countdown clock having more than two months on it, a mandate was declared by the Three Who Rule that now is the time for Season 7A commentaries. NOW. Over the coming weeks their trademark brand of pedantism, whimsy and love…
#332 - Harry and the Giant Clam
Oct 14, 2012 • 67 min
The bulk of this week’s episode is devoted to “Chicks Unravel Time,” edited by Deb Stanish and L.M. Myles, a follow-up by Mad Norwegian Press to the widely praised “Chicks Dig Time Lords.” In this book, each writer tackled a different season of…
#331 - Fond Ponds Long Gone
Oct 7, 2012 • 85 min
This week sees the Three Who Rule in rest mode after five weeks of exhilarating new Doctor Who episodes, and before they begin inviting a few of their friends, old and new, to join them for the next few weeks of podcasting whimsy. As such, much…
#330 - Then They Take Berlin
Sep 30, 2012 • 71 min
The Angels Take Manhattan….and, to various degrees, the hearts of Warren, Steven, and Chip the Two Minute Time Lord, who sat in Chris’s stead to review the mid-season finale and the departure of Matt Smith’s near and dear companions, the Ponds….
#329 - The Curse of the Black Cube
Sep 23, 2012 • 52 min
The Three Who Rule took almost as long to talk about “The Power of Three” this week as the (admittedly truncated) episode itself took to play out on UK television screens. So what did Steven, Warren and Chris think of the slow invasion of the world by…
#328 - A Fistful of Kahlers
Sep 16, 2012 • 64 min
Steven returns this week to the Radio Free Skaro fold after spending the previous week in a Doctor Who-less desolation in the form of the lakes area of Northern Wisconsin. A completely different desolate location (namely, Almeria, Spain) served as the…
#327 - Ankyl Socks
Sep 9, 2012 • 55 min
With Steven quite literally in a Cabin In The Woods, cut off from much of humanity and completely ignorant of “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship,” it was up to Warren, Chris and special guest star Chip, the Two-Minute Time Lord, to hash out their feelings…
#326 - Because We Need The Eggs
Sep 2, 2012 • 73 min
New Doctor Who! Yes, Asylum of the Daleks marked the return of the good Doctor and his erstwhile companions for the first time since last Christmas, and in high style with quite literally EVERY DALEK EVER making an appearance. What did the Three Who…
#325 - Turn Me On, Deadman
Aug 26, 2012 • 93 min
We’re officially into the home stretch toward the return of Doctor Who. After leaving the launch date until late in the game, as the BBC likes to do, it was formalized this past week that Asylum of the Daleks will grace our screens on September 1…
#324 - Tinfoil Terrors
Aug 19, 2012 • 135 min
With less than two weeks to go until new Doctor Who (maybe, possibly, nothing confirmed…) this week’s news unsurprisingly revolved around both actual Series 7 news, like the screening of Asylum of the Daleks at the British Film Institute, and the…
#323 - The Mark of The Gatiss
Aug 12, 2012 • 68 min
The summer time-wasting series winds down a bit with what’s likely to be the final miniscope for a time. With New! Doctor! Who! on the horizon, The Three Who Rule look at the NuWho writing efforts of stalwart scribe Mark Gatiss, whose contributions to…
#322 - The Horse Eaters of Traken
Aug 5, 2012 • 139 min
A bumper length episode of Radio Free Skaro awaits you this week! The lengthy news list contains a discussion on the new trailer for Series 7 that came out this past week, as well as speculation on what big name actor will be announced as a guest…
#321 - Wareing Thin
Jul 29, 2012 • 85 min
Whenever anything from the Sylvester McCoy era is the focus of an episode of Radio Free Skaro, there is bound to be disagreement. Chris and Steven are usually staunch defenders of the Seventh Doctor; Warren, to be polite, not so much. But the stories…
#320 - Floriani Requiem
Jul 22, 2012 • 133 min
The latter part of our commentary of the Tom Baker classic “The Seeds of Doom” dominates this week’s episode of Radio Free Skaro as, once again, our friend Josh Zimon from The Memory Cheats joins us to talk over the dastardly exploits of the vile…
#319 - Where In Time Is Comic-Con San Diego?
Jul 15, 2012 • 87 min
San Diego Comic-Con has become a huge event for the team behind Doctor Who, and this year is no different, with the cast and crew descending upon San Diego to promote the upcoming Series 7, believed to be premiering on BBC America (and most likely BBC…
#318 - King’s Landing
Jul 8, 2012 • 63 min
With Chris away this week as he completes his move westward to Edmonton, the Three Who Rule welcomes occasional Fourth Ruler Neil Perryman of Adventures With The Wife in Space and Tachyon TV fame to talk about the works of Paddy Kingsland in the…
#317 - Enter The WOTAN (36 Chambers)
Jul 1, 2012 • 127 min
A bumper crop of news highlights this week’s episode of RFS as the ramp-up to the new series of Doctor Who continues. San Diego Comic-Con talk, BFI premieres, and several new toys that will be filling the toy boxes and bookcases of child and…
#316 - SCIENCE!
Jun 24, 2012 • 60 min
Christopher Hamilton Bidmead is a polarizing figure in Doctor Who fandom, with some hating his tenure as script editor and writer whilst others loved the shift he oversaw from clownish antics to more science-based storytelling. Where do the Three Who…
#315 - High On Your Own Supply
Jun 17, 2012 • 109 min
The Radio Free Skaro time-wasting series continues with our commentary on a story that features baddies some might call borderline pornographic (goodness knows JNT did). Yes, it’s the third part of The Trial of a Timelord, Terror of the Vervoids! Much…
#314 - The Keys of Martinus
Jun 10, 2012 • 106 min
Derek Martinus directed six Doctor Who stories over the course of his career, the last one being 1970’s Spearhead From Space. Much of his output from the 1960s, sadly, no longer exists in the BBC archives, so when it came time to discuss Martinus in…
#313 - Wirrn Trouble Now
Jun 3, 2012 • 116 min
This week’s episode of Radio Free Skaro has unwittingly turned into a celebration of one-time Doctor Who producer Philip Hinchcliffe. Not only do the Three Who Rule provide commentary on the first Hinchcliffe story to air, 1975’s iconic The Ark in…
#312 - Eurosvision
May 27, 2012 • 70 min
With the furore and fascination of Eurovision now over with (oh, the excitement! The whimsy!), the Three Who Rule turn their gaze towards one of the most prolific directors in the new series, Euros Lyn, in this week’s Miniscope. Lyn was credited with…
#311 - Lenny Bruce Is Not Afraid
May 19, 2012 • 94 min
The RFS team is scattered hither and yon this week with Steven in Madison, Wisconsin, and Warren scooping up cross-border deals in Seattle, but they still manage to crank out another episode of Radio Free Skaro for your listening delight. This week,…
#310 - Lesbian Spank Inferno
May 13, 2012 • 111 min
It’s a time of endings on this week’s episode of Radio Free Skaro. Not only did the past week see the end of Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in their roles as the Ponds, at least as far as filming goes, it also saw the end of the Upper Boat studio…
#309 - Silver Spoonerisms
May 6, 2012 • 60 min
It might sound like an overstatement, but writer/script editor Dennis Spooner was one of the most important figures in the history of Doctor Who. He essentially created what is now referred to the “pseudo-historical”, introduced comedy into Doctor Who…
#308 - Next Stop: Aberdeen
Apr 29, 2012 • 117 min
As a result of one of the lightest news weeks in recent memory in the worlds of Doctor Who, the Three Who Rule were allowed to devote their full attention to a commentary on Elisabeth Sladen’s (first) finale in the classic series, namely 1976’s “The…
#307 - Here’s to The Future
Apr 22, 2012 • 75 min
One of the more maligned contributors to worlds of Doctor Who over the years has been musician Keff McCulloch. Responsible for the final variation of the Doctor Who theme for the classic series, “Deaf Keff” (as some have dubbed him) also provided…
#306 - XYP-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
Apr 15, 2012 • 115 min
With only slightly more news than the most unnewsiest Radio Free Skaro ever, the Three Who Rule pretty much get right to this week’s commentary, blathering all over the (somewhat) unfairly maligned Nightmare of Eden. In a story that tackles some…
#305 - Richard Clark’s New New York’s Rockin’ Eve
Apr 8, 2012 • 58 min
On the same weekend that The Doctor’s Wife, along with The Girl Who Waited and A Good Man Goes To War, was nominated for a Hugo Award, it was fitting that we discuss the assorted works of that episode’s director, Richard Clark, in the Miniscope. The…
#304 - Flay Otters
Apr 1, 2012 • 124 min
The Three Who Rule enjoy another slow news week with excess meanderings, needlessly extending the length of this week’s instalment… however a slow news week coupled with a Classic Series commentary is a good thing. The lads turn their gaze to…
#303 - The Writer’s Tales
Mar 25, 2012 • 100 min
After a couple of quiet weeks on the news front, we were treated to a bumper crop of topics worthy of discussion on this episode of Radio Free Skaro. Not only were we introduced to the next companion in the form of Jenna-Louise Coleman, but the…
#302 - Eat Your Soup
Mar 18, 2012 • 90 min
The Three Who Rule are slightly in tatters this week with Warren away in the Deep South and Chris fighting a cold that would easily fell the entire population of a space ark that left Earth in the 57th Segment of Time, Monoids included! Fortunately,…
#301 - Some More of Benton’s Greatest Mistakes
Mar 11, 2012 • 101 min
A slow news week happily coincides with an otherwise jam-packed episode of Radio Free Skaro; this week the lads bring not one but two features to you dear listener! We’ve got an interview with “Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock” producer Simon Harris as…
#300 - Build High For Happiness
Mar 4, 2012 • 60 min
After five and a half years of middling Doctor Who talk and wildly inaccurate discussion about the programme and those who create it, The Three Who Rule reach the amazing milestone of their 300th episode of Radio Free Skaro. It’s been an epic ride…
#299 - Star Trek XII: So Very Tired
Feb 26, 2012 • 89 min
Gally is over for another year. While the Three Who Rule briefly reminisce about the glory that was Gallifrey One’s Network 23 in this episode of Radio Free Skaro, it’s back to normal for podcaster and listener alike for the next few months - at least…
#298 - Knights of Jaffa
Feb 20, 2012 • 70 min
Our Gallifrey One coverage concludes for another year as we chat with some gentlemen who played integral roles in launching Doctor Who in the 1960s and 1990s. First up, Ian Chesterton, Sir Ian, Knight of Jaffa himself, the amazing William Russell…
#297 - No More Janus Thorns
Feb 20, 2012 • 91 min
Radio Free Skaro dives into history with Gallifrey 2012 guests starting with Louise Jameson, otherwise known as the beautiful savage Leela, Louise was an absolute delight to talk to about her tenure on the program and her many other roles, ranging…
#296 - Cleaning Up The Corn Field
Feb 19, 2012 • 83 min
Day Two of Gally! And what a day of behind the scenes luminaries it was, with Doctor Who director Richard Senior (“Let’s Kill Hitler”), writer Simon Guerrier and the inestimable Steve Roberts of the Doctor Who Restoration Team rounding out the behind…
#295 - Radio Free Skaro and The World of Tomorrow
Feb 17, 2012 • 76 min
Gallifrey Live Show! For only the second time (and the first in the main ballroom), the Three Who Rule entertained the huddled Earth masses in attendance at the Gallifrey One convention on Los Angeles with ribaldry, shenanigans and interviews with Who…
#294 - The Dog Days Are Over
Feb 16, 2012 • 34 min
The annual meet up of Doctor Who podcasters at Gallifrey One forms the backbone of this, the first of Radio Free Skaro’s episodes covering the convention. Among our friends joining us is Simon Harries, late of Tachyon TV and attending his first Gally…
#293 - Occupy Gallifrey
Feb 12, 2012 • 78 min
GALLY! It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again, a glorious three-days-to-a-week where thousands of Doctor Who fans descend on the LAX Marriott in Los Angeles and bathe in glorious nerdery (and also sip a snifter of port on…
#292 - Amok Time
Feb 5, 2012 • 66 min
At long last, Radio Free Skaro’s time-filling series of Series 6 commentaries comes to an end with the Three Who Rule talking over “The Wedding of River Song”. They manage to keep vaguely on topic, perhaps a tough task given their general ennui…
#291 - That Which Survives
Jan 29, 2012 • 78 min
A simple commentary about “Closing Time,” which gave the Three Who Rule ample time to discuss the great chemistry between Matt Smith and guest star James Corden, instead devolved into a simply rancid discussion on babies and their propensity to poop…
#290 - Whom Gods Destroy
Jan 22, 2012 • 59 min
Ah, that’s the January we remember. The Christmas Special aired weeks ago, it’s a long time until new Doctor Who (even longer than usual) and there’s really not too much going on in the Who world. But there’s always Gallifrey! A bit of Gally news and…
#289 - Errand of Mercy
Jan 15, 2012 • 83 min
Gallifrey One, the massive and amazing annual fan-run Doctor Who convention, is rapidly approaching and we take some time to talk to Program Director Shaun Lyon about the recently-released convention schedule and to formally announce details of our…
#288 - Friday’s Child
Jan 8, 2012 • 71 min
Despite January usually being a lean time for news of things Who, this week was chock full of factoids and quasi-related marginalia for the Three Who Rule to ponder and prognosticate upon. Of course all seriousness went out the window with a…
#287 - The Man Trap
Jan 1, 2012 • 58 min
As 2011 draws to a close and the Three Who Rule look forward to 2012 and the next series of Doctor Who - whenever the heck it ends up being transmitted - and also deliver their commentary for the Series 6.2 opener, Let’s Kill Hitler. We’ll see if it…
#286 - The Knaves of Androzani
Dec 26, 2011 • 39 min
Christmas has come and gone for another year, and Santa Claus has delivered another Doctor Who special for us all to devour like so much poorly digested turkey. Steven Moffat’s The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe certainly wasn’t the centrepiece of…
#285 - The Menagerie
Dec 18, 2011 • 72 min
With just a week to go until the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas Special, the Three Who Rule cast their eyes back to a simpler time, before River Song was related to the Ponds and when a baby could turn into a puddle of goo and still be broadcast…
#284 - The Enemy Within
Dec 11, 2011 • 72 min
What started out as just another day with just another Radio Free Skaro episode rapidly ballooned into a furor of hype and rumour and finally confirmation as the BBC announced that two Classic Doctor Who episodes had been returned to their archives….
#283 - Deep Dish
Dec 4, 2011 • 121 min
A bumper crop of fantastic interviews highlights this week’s episode of Radio Free Skaro! Steven, our man in…er…Chicago managed to talk to Mark Sheppard about his lifelong passion for Doctor Who and his desire to return to the…
#282 - My Kind Of Town
Nov 27, 2011 • 57 min
With Steven special corresponding from Chicago TARDIS, and with The Doctor Who Book Club’s Erik joining the Three Who Rule to offer his trenchant insights on fannish Who goings-on, this episode is chock full of things in the American Mid-West that…
#281 - Mirror, Mirror
Nov 20, 2011 • 121 min
It’s Doctor Who Day! Well, if you’re reading this on November 23rd, 2011, at any rate. But even if you aren’t, the Three Who Rule have a jam-packed show for you with not only a surprisingly packed news list but also an interview with…
#280 - The Devil In The Dark
Nov 13, 2011 • 70 min
The dark cloud from last week’s pirate adventure has lifted and The Three Who Rule are able to take solace in blathering over one of the best-received episodes of Doctor Who from this past series. The Doctor’s Wife gets the commentary treatment, and -…
#279 - Shore Leave
Nov 6, 2011 • 62 min
Well, it had to come to this eventually - a slow news week and a duff episode of Doctor Who to be commented on both occurring on the same episode of Radio Free Skaro. With little in the way of actual news to discuss, the Three Who Rule instead bandied…
#278 - Assignment: Earth
Oct 30, 2011 • 87 min
Doctor Who commentaries continue here on Radio Free Skaro, with The Three Who Rule taking a look at the conclusion to the Series 6 opener, Day of the Moon. What glorious insights are offered into this spooky episode? (Answer: probably none.) What…
#277 - Let That be Your Last Battlefield
Oct 23, 2011 • 71 min
The time has finally arrived for The Three Who Rule to cast their eyes back on Series 6 of Doctor Who via their annual commentary series. Things kick off with, of course, The Impossible Astronaut, as the lads talk over what they felt to be one of the…
#276 - The Gathering
Oct 16, 2011 • 99 min
As the Doctor Who dead time continues, The Three Who Rule brought together some of our esteemed podcasting colleagues to talk about the series that were for Doctor Who and Torchwood: Miracle Day. We welcome the Sigmas from The Ood Cast, Luke from…
#275 - Until We Meet Again, Sarah
Oct 9, 2011 • 65 min
The world of Doctor Who has entered the dark times. With no new episodes of our beloved show until Christmas, The Three Who Rule are forced to delve into their bag of tricks this week. And what do they find in the bag? Why, it’s a new interview…
#274 - And When I Turned Around, They Were All Wearing Eyepatches
Oct 2, 2011 • 59 min
Silence! (Silents?) Timey-wimey! River Song getting hitched! “The Wedding of River Song” had it all, including a moving tribute to the Brig. But did the various parts mesh together into a satisfying whole, or did the Three Who Rule think…
#273 - The Oncoming Stormageddon
Sep 25, 2011 • 52 min
The penultimate episode of Series 6 featured the return of one of the great Doctor-companion teams that never happened. Matt Smith and James Corden, so perfectly matched in 2010’s “The Lodger”, reunited to amuse and delight in Gareth Roberts’s…
#272 - Nimon Sci-Fi Con
Sep 18, 2011 • 70 min
A minotaur, a question of fear and faith, and a turning point for the Doctor and his companions…not to mention a surreal hotel from Hell! The God Complex went under the RFS microscope this week, with a smattering of opinion both favourable and…
#271 - Heeeeey Macarena!
Sep 11, 2011 • 75 min
The Girl Who Waited was, to varying degrees, praised by the Three Who Rule as one of the best episodes (if not THE best, according to Warren) of this season, with acclaim for the direction, the visuals, the timey-wimey-ness, and most of all for Karen…
#270 - Dolls Polyphony
Sep 4, 2011 • 70 min
Fear Her, one of the lesser appreciated stories in the Doctor Who oeuvre, isn’t a story that the Three Who Rule reasoned (or hoped) would ever be brought up again in Doctor Who, but all three of your intrepid hosts got a distinct Chloe…
#269 - Who Do You Think You Are Kidding, Mr Hitler?
Aug 28, 2011 • 77 min
Doctor Who is back! After what seemed equally both a long summer and a short summer, Doctor Who has returned to our screens with Let’s Kill Hitler — and of course the Three Who Rule were all over the episode to deliver their review. But wait, there’s…
#268 - Half Way To Gallifrey
Aug 21, 2011 • 89 min
It was quite a week in the many worlds of Doctor Who, headlined by a phenomenal Torchwood episode, the press screening for the return of Doctor Who in Let’s Kill Hitler, and a monumental Hugo Award win for the editors and publishers of one of…
#267 - The UNIT Dating Controversy
Aug 14, 2011 • 136 min
Torchwood continues its Miracle Day run with episode 6 and the lads sink their teeth into… well, there’s not much to sink their teeth into this week, is there? Nevertheless, rampant mastication of the worthy bits kills some time as we wait for more…
#266 - Absence of the Cybermen
Aug 7, 2011 • 133 min
Can summer be winding down already? It seems so, and along with Torchwood: Miracle Day hitting the halfway mark in its run with another bang up episode (according to the Three Who Rule, who seem to be one of the few Who podcasts out there who are…
#265 - Snakes and Ladders
Jul 31, 2011 • 149 min
More Torchwood (it’s still good!) and more stats (they’re still numbers!) and more news and a whole lot of blathering about Christopher Bailey’s Snakedance populate this episode of Radio Free Skaro as the Summer Classic Commentary series continues!…
#264 - Days Of Holy Moses
Jul 24, 2011 • 156 min
Torchwood talk continues to lead the way this summer as The Three Who Rule take a look at the third episode of Miracle Day, Dead of Night… and what do the lads think of it? In the news this week there’s talk of the new Doctor Who boots…
#263 - The Theremin Therein
Jul 17, 2011 • 122 min
Torchwood continued to charm its way into the boudoir of the Three Who Rule this week as the second episode of Miracle Day hit American and Canadian shores. Then our heroes tackled those loveable rapscallions of the deep, the Sea Devils, with the…
#262 - News Of The New World
Jul 10, 2011 • 119 min
Two years since Torchwood was last seen on the TV and computer screens in the brilliant “Children of Earth”, the series returned this past weekend on Starz and SPACE (and, soon, BBC One) with the first installment of the ten-part epic…
#261 - The Torch-Ood Institute
Jul 3, 2011 • 74 min
It’s Miracle Day! No, not that Torchwood series due to begin soon… the miracle is the fact The Three Who Rule are actually excited to watch Torchwood! To celebrate what we derisively once dubbed Torchwood: USA, the Radio Free Skaro lads…
#260 - Transmission Of Matter Through Unincorporated Time
Jun 26, 2011 • 74 min
We’ve got a nice treat this week: a chat with Graeme Burk and Robert Smith?, editors of Time Unincorporated 3, a collection of fan writings about the new series of Doctor Who. And on top of that, there’s a Torchwood-heavy news list as the…
#259 - Blood Upon The Sawdust
Jun 19, 2011 • 101 min
So fill up your glasses With the Three Who Rule As they try to convince you That The Gunfighters is cool With their friends Ed and Toby Good times will be soon Till there’s blood upon the sawdust in “The Last Chance” Saloon. Along with news and…
#258 - A Demonstration of Tachyonics
Jun 12, 2011 • 90 min
With the end of Series 6.1 comes a time for reflection… and what better way to genuflect than with two of the members of Tachyon TV, Neil Perryman and John Williams? Fresh off “A Good Man Goes to War,” the houses of Tachyon and…
#257 - Springtime for Hitler
Jun 5, 2011 • 72 min
The first half of Series 6 of Doctor Who concluded with a surprisingly straightforward episode, yet populated with many varied and different revelations and cliffhangers that will, we’re told, change the game as we know it. Such was “A Good Man Goes…
#256 - State of Play-Doh
May 29, 2011 • 59 min
The Almost People, part 2 of the sentient play-doh saga initiated last week with The Rebel Flesh, proved to be only quasi-compelling to the RFS lads. Indifference shifted to both gasps of astonishment and grumblings of unhappiness at the…
#255 - Lots Of Planets Have A North
May 22, 2011 • 72 min
Fear Her is a story not well beloved by most Who fans (one RFS host being the notable exception), but Life on Mars is near universally praised. Since both were written by Matthew Graham, the writer of this week’s “The Rebel Flesh,”…
#254 - Trouble and Strife
May 15, 2011 • 60 min
In one of most keenly anticipated Doctor Who episode in some time, legendary fantasy writer Neil Gaiman finally got the keys to the TARDIS and presented us with gloriously affectionate love letter to Doctor Who, the series that he has adored since…
#253 - Yarrr’s Revenge
May 8, 2011 • 64 min
It’s a pirate party, and yarrr all invited as The Three Who Rule take a look at the latest Doctor Who offering, The Curse of the Black Spot. The boys hash through the highs, lows and plethora of middles of this breath of fresh air between the Series 6…
#252 - Don’t You (Forget About Me)
May 1, 2011 • 69 min
The opening two-parter of Series 6 has now concluded, but what did The Three Who Rule think of Day of the Moon? Did it hold up after the corker we had in the shape of episode 1? Did it answer the questions we had? Did it ask more questions? Most…
#251 - Have You Met Miss Smith?
Apr 24, 2011 • 76 min
It was a week of wildly mixed emotions in the world of Doctor Who. Anticipation for the (staggeringly good) Series 6 premiere, The Impossible Astronaut, was stopped dead in its tracks by the tragic passing of Elisabeth Sladen – Sarah Jane…
#250 - Sowing The Seeds of Death
Apr 17, 2011 • 86 min
With less than a week to go until New! Doctor! Who! The Three Who Rule delved into the distant past via the works of Brian Hayles, creator of the Ice Warriors, Luddite, and gentleman scholar, in what will likely be the last Miniscope for quite some…
#249 - Cary on Tristram
Apr 10, 2011 • 78 min
For the first time in what seems like a very long while, the Three Who Rule tackle a Miniscope segment all on their own without the aid of a special (and probably much better informed) guest. The subject? Musician Tristram Cary, whose moody melodies…
#248 - Special Kay
Apr 2, 2011 • 78 min
A week after Radio Free Skaro’s thorough examination of Doctor Who’s long and storied history in Canada, the Three Who Rule take a hard left turn into the realm of Norman Kay, composer of three stories from Doctor Who’s embryonic…
#247 - The Who North Strong And Free
Mar 27, 2011 • 141 min
The Three Who Rule donned their toques, broke out the stubbies and poured maple syrup all over their first ever, long-past-due episode examining and celebrating Doctor Who in their home and native land, Canada (aka America Jr.). All in a very…
#246 - Phantom of the Optera
Mar 20, 2011 • 73 min
After an almost three month wait, there was some new Doctor Who content to discuss in the form of two short scenes written for the BBC’s Red Nose Day coverage. As well, news hit the wire we’ll be getting a little extra Who in the form of prequel…
#245 - The Howell Around Effect
Mar 13, 2011
The Miniscope returns to Radio Free Skaro this week, but with a twist. Instead of the subject being chosen randomly, musician Peter Howell’s work was specifically chosen for discussion, and instead of a discussion, why not interview the man…
#244 - Beth Willis’ Boots
Mar 6, 2011 • 98 min
A week later than intended, the Three Who Rule dive into a commentary this episode with a re-watch of the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas special “A Christmas Carol”. Does it still hold up? Is it Christmassy enough? Too Christmassy? Has the shark won any…
#243 - Five Rounds Rapid
Feb 27, 2011 • 64 min
The world of Doctor Who lost one of its icons this past week, and all fans are mourning the passing of our beloved Brigadier, Nicholas Courtney. The highs from Gallifrey came crashing down as the news of Courtney’s death hit earlier in the week,…
#242 - This Is Gallifrey
Feb 21, 2011 • 55 min
Radio Free Skaro’s coverage of Gallifrey One: Catch 22 wraps up with a tasty triumvirate of interviews with Doctor Who production manager and producer Tracie Simpson, Adric himself, Matthew Waterhouse, and Mad Norwegian Press head publisher Lars…
#241 - Torch Songs
Feb 21, 2011 • 48 min
With the 2011 edition of Gallifrey One over half over, the Three Who Rule were still hard at work bringing you interviews with tremendously interesting people at the convention. Torchwood: Miracle Day is keenly discussed with writers Jane Espenson and…
#240 - Revenge of the Nerdist
Feb 19, 2011 • 38 min
Day three of the annual Gallifrey One coverage continues with a kick-ass treat. The Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick, stopped by for a chat with the Three Who Rule. The fun doesn’t stop there though as we also talk to Kyle Anderson, lead Doctor Who…
#239 – Radio Free Skaro in 3-D
Feb 18, 2011 • 52 min
Behold Radio Free Skaro’s first ever live show at Gallifrey: Radio Free Skaro in 3-D! Along with special guests Gareth Roberts, Clayton Hickman, Joss Agnew, James Moran, and (Friend of the Show) Phil Ford, the Three Who Rule fought off stage…
#238 - The Lobby Was The Time
Feb 18, 2011 • 47 min
Gallifrey One is in full swing and the first of the daily Radio Free Skaro was screaming out to be released. Of course, being the first episode for Gally it can mean only one thing – PODCEST! The topic of the day was the convention, naturally,…
#237 - Road to Gallifrey
Feb 13, 2011 • 60 min
The Three Who Rule have set aside the Richard Martin miniscope for now so the focus of this week’s episode can be the upcoming Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles. Gally mania ramps up to fever level as the lads talk panels, podcasts and…
#236 - Brave Heart, Teague
Feb 6, 2011 • 56 min
As the countdown to Gallifrey One continues (less than two weeks away!), the Three Who Rule tumble in to the collected works of director Colin Teague in this week’s instalment of the Miniscope. Despite Teague’s opprobrious epithet, the Three were…
#235 - The More, The Guerriers
Jan 30, 2011 • 93 min
A very busy week in the world of Doctor Who — including big DVD news and disappointing results at a certain fictitious awards show — is capped off in this latest installment of Radio Free Skaro by not only our look at director Keith Boak…
#234 - Grimwade’s Syndrome
Jan 23, 2011 • 76 min
Gally news, casting details, and not-LEGO Doctor Who figures….all of which prefigured the cogent analysis and detailed examination of the (Doctor Who) career of one Peter Grimwade, one of the few polymaths to both write and direct for Doctor Who….
#233 - Wayward Saward
Jan 16, 2011 • 67 min
DVDs and Series 6 news were the order of the day as the 2011 DVD release schedule was unveiled this past week in Doctor Who Magazine, and boy howdy are there some puzzling combinations of stories into box sets. The upcoming series of Doctor Who gets a…
#232 - Hooked on Radiophonics
Jan 9, 2011 • 75 min
Setting the wayback machine all the way… um, back… to Radio Free Skaro #230 you’ll remember the lads had the Randomizer throw them a curve ball in the shape of Dick Mills as a miniscope subject. As those familiar with the sound…
#231 - Son of Masters
Jan 2, 2011 • 48 min
The first Radio Free Skaro episode of 2011 features the return of the popular Miniscope segments (well, some of you liked them in the past, anyhow) wherein the Three Who Rule discuss the works of a particular writer, director, or some other behind the…
#230 - Shark Bless Us, Everyone
Dec 26, 2010 • 48 min
2010 was a great year for Doctor Who, and it was capped off by what all three hosts of Radio Free Skaro (and many, many others on the internet) consider to be the finest Doctor Who Christmas Special to date. A Christmas Carol had it all - strong…
#229 - With A Little Help From My Friends
Dec 19, 2010 • 80 min
The stream of commentaries that the Three Who Rule have been unleashing upon the world for the past several months finally concludes with their real-time review of the Series 5 finale The Big Bang. And what an episode to go out on, all three were as…
#228 - Helter Skelter
Dec 12, 2010 • 68 min
The Pandorica Opens was the focus of most of this episode of Radio Free Skaro, thanks to a light news week. Good thing, too, as Pandorica was another triumph from Series 5, featuring many power mad conspirators - Daleks, Sontarans, Cybermen -…
#227 - A Day In The Life
Dec 5, 2010 • 78 min
For the first time in many months, the Three Who Rule were delighted to welcome Tachyon TV’s Neil Perryman back into the fold to not only discuss the week that was in Doctor Who, but to be present for Neil’s first commentary since watching…
#226 - I Feel Fine
Nov 28, 2010 • 84 min
The time has finally come for The Three Who Rule to sink their teeth into Vincent and the Doctor as the Series 5 commentary series continues. Vincent has been a polarizing episode both amongst the Radio Free Skaro gang as well as…
#225 - We Can Work It Out
Nov 20, 2010 • 100 min
It was a banner week for Doctor Who leading up the programme’s 47th anniversary celebrations on November 23, with massive news on both sides of the Atlantic in the forms of a new trailer for A Christmas Carol, a same-day broadcast date in the US, and…
#224 - A Hard Day’s Night
Nov 14, 2010 • 78 min
The Series 5 commentary series resumes again after an intermittent past few weeks (but you surely didn’t mind all the interviews, did you?) with the Three Who Rule’s take on The Hungry Earth, the first part of the retro-themed Silurian…
#223 - Murray, The Planet of Gold
Nov 6, 2010 • 81 min
The Three Who Rule were thrilled beyond measure to interview Murray Gold, the esteemed composer of all of the music in the new series, along with the themes to Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures. In a wide ranging discussion, Gold held…
#222 - Golden Slumbers
Oct 31, 2010 • 80 min
The Series 5 Commentary series rears its head once again as the Three Who Rule tackle fan favourite Amy’s Choice with much glee and delectation. More fan enjoyment came this past week in the form of Death of the Doctor, featuring Matt Smith’s return…
#221 - 2 Entertain or Not 2 Entertain
Oct 24, 2010 • 77 min
A special treat this week: an interview with Dan Hall, Commissioning Editor of the Doctor Who DVD range at 2 Entertain. Dan expounds on many a hot topic in the world of Doctor Who shiny discs, including animated reconstructions, the Revisitations box…
#220 - Your Mother Should Know
Oct 17, 2010 • 87 min
The internet exploded in Doctor Who land this past week with fans beside themselves about Regenergate and Gallifrey One hotel rooms, which caused the Three Who Rule to take time out of this episode to allay those fears. Long stories short: Don’t…
#219 - Fixing A Hole
Oct 10, 2010 • 65 min
The Series 5 commentary series resumes this week with a look at the latter half of the stellar return of the Weeping Angels, “Flesh and Stone”. Instead of stunned silence, though, which one might expect to occur when watching something as…
#218 - Robots, Vultures and Dying Doctors
Oct 3, 2010 • 74 min
The Series 5 Commentary Series gets a bit of a rest as we focus on the news of the week and feature another extended interview with friend of the show, Phil Ford. Phil, along with Russell T Davies, recently won the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short…
Phil Ford Talks Sarah Jane Adventures - Preview
Oct 1, 2010 • 1 min
A sneak peak at our interview with Phil Ford, head writer of The Sarah Jane Adventures, coming soon in Radio Free Skaro #218.
#217 - You Won’t See Me
Sep 26, 2010 • 90 min
After taking the better part of September off to either move to, visit, or stay away from other continents, the Three Who Rule reconvened for their first regularly recorded episode of Radio Free Skaro since the hazy days of summer. And, lo! What a…
#216 - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sep 19, 2010 • 49 min
In a not-so-unprecedented move, Steven and Chris welcome back the Two-minute Time Lord himself, Chip, to take a look at what is thought by many to be the weak point of Series 5 — Victory of the Daleks. The Series 5 commentary series…
#215 - I Am The Walrus
Sep 11, 2010 • 48 min
A Warren-less look at The Beast Below is the focal point of this week’s Radio Free Skaro tomfoolery. The remaining Two Who Rule are joined by Chip from the Two-minute Time Lord podcast, as the Series 5 commentary series keeps on truckin’. Grab a glass…
#214 - She’s Leaving Home
Sep 4, 2010 • 70 min
The Classic Series Commentary series has ended… only to be replaced by the Series 5 Commentary series. (Any more attempts to use the word “series” will likely cause another crack in time, so we’d best stop there.) We’ve given the news segment a bit…
#213 - Chimeron You Crazy Diamond
Aug 29, 2010 • 107 min
So it’s come to this… the final installment of the summer Classic Series Commentary series has arrived, and oh what an arrival it was. Delta and the Bannermen gets put through one end of the RFS grinder and goodness only knows what will…
#212 - Let’s Do The Mindwarp Again
Aug 22, 2010 • 123 min
In this, the penultimate Radio Free Skaro Classic Series Commentary for the summer, the Three Who Rule lucked out with the second segment of the four-part trilogy known as The Trial of the Time Lord. Lucked out, you may well ask? Well, yes, for all…
#211 - The Indifferent Case of the Vanishing Eprim
Aug 14, 2010 • 93 min
The Three Who Rule celebrated the fourth anniversary of Radio Free Skaro by enduring one of the slowest news weeks in recent memory as next to nothing happened in the last seven days in the world of Doctor Who. Fortunately (?), the gang had…
#210 - Voord To Tears
Aug 8, 2010 • 92 min
Warren returns to the fold this week, having thought he had escaped the worst that Doctor Who could offer by missing the commentary for Time-Flight last week. Instead, Hartnell-phobe Warren was given both barrels of black and white mediocrity in the…
#209 - Eevanerab! Tumal Tumal! Verram Verram! Xarak Namaan!
Aug 1, 2010 • 124 min
Warren ran for cover when he learned Time-Flight was the next up to bat in the Classic Series Commentaries series, so Paul from The Pharos Project podcast was strongarmed into filling his shoes. The crew did their level best to not talk about the…
#208 - You May Keep The Pencil
Jul 25, 2010 • 131 min
A rare busy news week disrupts the Three Who Rule and their summer slacking off. Series 6 ramblings, fictitious awards, DVD news and talk of the SPACE premiere of The Big Bang at least help to kill some of the time until the Christmas special. The…
#207 - Please Do Not Throw Hands At Me
Jul 18, 2010 • 123 min
The Radio Free Skaro Classic Series Commentaries kept trucking along this week with a look at another Tom Baker story. The Robots of Death, a wonderful murder mystery, goes under examination in the form of the Three Who Rule jib-jabbering their way…
#206 - Pedantangle
Jul 11, 2010 • 111 min
With the news light in the wake of Series 5 ending, the Three Who Rule were glad of a commentary to tide them over. Image of the Fendahl was the focal point thanks to the powers of the randomizer, a story that stands out for one of our hosts while…
#205 - The Chronic Hysterectomy
Jul 4, 2010 • 106 min
With Series Five done and packed away, and with everyone staring down the barrel of a six month wait for new Who, the Three Who Rule decided to embark upon a summer of commentary episodes on classic, randomly selected stories from Doctor Who’s past….
#204 - The Big Bang on the Edge of Forever
Jun 27, 2010 • 67 min
Something almost completely impossible happened this week in that not only did the Series 5 finale, The Big Bang, provide a fantastic and satisfying end to one of the best series of Doctor Who in recent memory, but the Three Who Rule actually agreed…
#203 - The Pipes of Pandorica
Jun 20, 2010 • 60 min
Well, what about that, then? The Pandorica Opens exploded onto TV and computer screens the world over in dazzling and impressive fashion, seemingly including visual references to every monster in the entire history of Doctor Who, presenting us a trio…
#202 - Nothing At The Top Of The Stairs
Jun 13, 2010 • 69 min
The news of a fourth series of Torchwood becoming a reality dropped like a bomb in the Doctor Who fandom world, as many had written off the idea once FOX stepped away from the table. With Warren unavailable, Steven and Chris are joined by Chip from…
#201 - Amy and Amiability
Jun 6, 2010 • 46 min
An unconventional artist anchored an unusual episode as “Vincent and the Doctor”, written by Richard Curtis, graced our screens this week. Reaction on the internet made it seem like everyone either loved or hated the episode, but the Three Who Rule…
#200 - The Mighty 200
May 31, 2010 • 109 min
With Warren in the Galapagos Islands unleashing his fiendish experiments to make the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles a reality, Radio Free Skaro celebrates its 200th episode, keeping things low key and just having a couple old friends over for drinks….
#199 - Doctor Who and the Homo Reptilia
May 23, 2010 • 46 min
It shaped up to be a good week for the Three Who Rule on account of the return of some of their favourite classic series monsters, the Silurians (aka Eocenes, aka Homo Reptilia). “The Hungry Earth”, the episode in which they made their first…
#198 - Omnipotent Space Bastard
May 16, 2010 • 43 min
Given the mixed reactions that The Three Who Rule have had about past attempts of surrealism in Doctor Who, one wouldn’t expect the latest noodle-scratcher to be an episode for them to agree on. But that’s just what “Amy’s Choice” was, a daring and…
#197 - Mock Turtle Soup
May 9, 2010 • 40 min
Vampires! Venice! Fish people! Disagreement! While two of the Three Who Rule were less than blown away by this latest historical romp, with little else to discuss during this slow news week it was that or stats. Which were also discussed. Harrumph. …
#196 - Eyes Wide Shut
May 2, 2010 • 42 min
The Two Who Rule (Chris was consumed by a Weeping Angel and sent back in time to 1973) were effusive in their praise of one of the best episodes not only of this season but of Doctor Who’s storied history, lauding both Matt Smith for his great…
#195 - Graham Crackers
Apr 25, 2010 • 57 min
A rare occasion for Radio Free Skaro this week in that all three hosts were almost unanimous in their praise of The Time of Angels, one of the true high points in recent Doctor Who history that not even a slightly reduced duration or an animated…
#194 - New Car Smell
Apr 18, 2010 • 57 min
The Daleks are back! And that’s…..well, middling. The Three Who Rule chewed over “Victory of the Daleks,” including the new, sleek models that have all of fandom agog with either love or hate, the WW2 models that instantly warmed our coal-black…
#193 - Cetacean Emancipation
Apr 11, 2010 • 48 min
Another strong week for new Who as “The Beast Below” solidified the love of the Three Who Rule for Matt Smith, otherwise known as “the new kid we think will work out just fine.” Add a potent mix of thrilling stats, fictitious awards, and rare praise…
#192 - Operation Golden Age
Apr 4, 2010 • 67 min
The Three Who Rule were joined by Neil from Hartlepool (and Tachyon TV, tangentially) to celebrate the return of Doctor Who to our screens and to fete the debut of Karen Gillan, Matt Smith, and showrunner Steven Moffat in their respective roles…
#191 - The Completionists …IN COLOR!
Mar 28, 2010 • 60 min
The new series of Doctor Who is less than a week away and with the question of Matt Smith still largely unanswered, the Three Who Rule were glad of the first proper clips from the new series so as to get a feel for the character. Add to the mix yet…
#190 - Ludwig Speed Kings
Mar 21, 2010 • 46 min
Rampant speculation was the order of the day for the Three Who Rule, as a spate of trailers got the thinkin’ (and other) juices flowing. New footage! A Dalek! A Cyberman! Several…other things! And 13 days to go before a new Doctor, a new…
#189 - Do You Like Movies About Gladiators?
Mar 15, 2010 • 43 min
Series Fnarg - check that, Series Five - premiere news was the orderof the day as the UK, US and Australia have all announced detailsabout their respective launches while Canada sits in the backgroundtaking notes. From the bus to the cinema to…
#188 - They Can’t All Be Winners
Mar 7, 2010 • 34 min
A post-Gally funk has set in for the Three Who Rule, but they soldiered on regardless, bringing you the news of the week and the irreverence you know and tolerate. Not that there was much news of course, but this week is only a precursor to the…
#187 - Loads of Pace and Energy!
Mar 1, 2010 • 39 min
The Three Who Rule bury the hatchet regarding The Incident in time to talk to iconic Doctor Who director Graeme Harper in this, the last Radio Free Skaro episode from Gallifrey 21. Harper’s work, which indirectly inspired Radio Free Skaro to…
#186 - The Yalta Conference
Mar 1, 2010 • 67 min
On this special Gallifrey edition of Radio Free Skaro, we delve deep into the dark underbelly of Doctor Who, first in a discussion with writer Tony Lee and artist Matthew Dow Smith about the new Tenth and Eleventh Doctor comics coming soon from IDW…
#185 - Bo! Sco! Fo! Do! No! Kro! Blo! Co! Sho! Ro!
Feb 28, 2010 • 80 min
After the “incident” with Chris on Friday that resulted in no podcast being released for the first official day of Gallifrey 21, Radio Free Skaro returned today in full force with interviews with Nick Briggs, Phil Ford, and Rob Shearman….
#184 - Feasts of Stevens
Feb 26, 2010 • 67 min
In the second of our daily Gallifrey podcasts, the Three Who Rule delved into the shiny, circular world of Who on DVD with special guests Steve Roberts of the Restoration Team and Steve Manfred of the Doctor Who DVD FAQ. Behind the scenes…
#183 - The Elephant in the Room
Feb 25, 2010 • 29 min
Day One of Gallifrey for Radio Free Skaro was a wild, crazy time, consisting mostly of a vast podcast summit between several renowned Doctor Who podcasters, as well as ourselves. Some of this podcest made its way up to The Lobby at the LAX Marriott,…
#182 - The Oncoming Storm
Feb 21, 2010 • 73 min
With mere days to go before Gallifrey 2010 in Los Angeles, the Three Who Rule took it upon themselves to conduct their now-annual rundown of the panels, guests, goings-on and shenanigans sure to occur, all in the name of informing our dear listeners…
#181 - Purple Monkey Dishwasher
Feb 14, 2010 • 96 min
The Three Who Rule created their own news this week by dropping a small bombshell into the world of Doctor Who fandom by being the first to reveal official BBC details of the upcoming Series Fnarg. Once that was coyly dealt with, and after a dark,…
#180 - Potions? Seriously?! Potions?
Feb 8, 2010 • 89 min
It had to happen sooner or later, so the Three Who Rule ripped the bandage off by recording a commentary for The End of Time Part One, that neo-classic from Christmas 2009 containing such classic Who elements as magic potions, laser hands, randy…
#179 - No Scutage in Eternity
Feb 1, 2010 • 50 min
The news of a Doctor Who movie sent The Three Who Rule so far past the point of bile they circled back around to apathy, but not without taking a few hostages along the way. In a slow news week to end all slow news weeks, digression and hatred were…
#178 - Fnargengruven
Jan 24, 2010 • 53 min
In a move that could be precipitated only by Slownewsweekor, the Three Who Rule relied upon Torchwood discussion to fuel the latest Radio Free Skaro episode. The news of Torchwood maybe coming to America hit like a ton of bricks and startled much of…
#177 - Dr. Who or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Russell T Davies
Jan 17, 2010 • 67 min
The retrospectives continue on Radio Free Skaro with The Three Who Rule again joined by TachyonTV’s Neil Perryman… though this week the world got flipped, turned upside down as the unthinkable happened: An episode dedicated to praising the work of…
#176 - Neil Before Zod!
Jan 10, 2010 • 98 min
One mini-break in the wilderness is over for Doctor Who and it’s time to look at the gap year that was as we head into the next wilderness mini-break, awaiting Matt Smith’s first series. To aid in the retrospective the Three Who Rule dragged Tachyon…
#175 - The End of The End of Time
Jan 2, 2010 • 59 min
It’s the End of Time and the end of an era, and the Three Who Rule were all over the map in their praise and derision of David Tennant and RTD’s swan song. One thing they all did agree on was their palpable excitement over Matt Smith’s new Doctor and…
#174 - The Beginning of The End of Time
Dec 27, 2009 • 46 min
So it’s come to this. More than a year after David Tennant announced he was leaving the role of the Doctor, through endless speculation, theorizing and fanwank, we’ve finally reached the Tenth Doctor’s penultimate adventure,…
#173 - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Waters of Mars
Dec 20, 2009 • 82 min
With TV viewers in Canada and the US now caught up with the rest of the world regarding The Waters of Mars, the time was right for the Radio Free Skaro team to provide a running commentary on the recent masterpiece bestowed upon us by Graeme Harper,…
#172 - Hats Off To (Graeme) Harper
Dec 13, 2009 • 58 min
The surest sign of an impending deluge of press reports is upon The Three Who Rule — a slow news week, aka the calm before the storm. In what seems fitting for an audio podcast, most of the points of discussion involve audio work including a look at…
#171 - You’ll Never Work In This Town Again
Dec 6, 2009 • 84 min
With the Three Who Rule reunited once more, and with the analytic powers of the Third Guy squarely aimed at schedules, Appreciation Indexes and other such numeric minutiae, a slow news week was transformed into quasi-random babble and buildup to the…
#170 - Back To Reality
Nov 29, 2009 • 60 min
After an eventful few weeks of New Who and rampant podcest, the Three Who Rule (reduced to Two Who Adjudicate for this episode) settled down to news, shenanigans, and rampant avoiding of anything that could possibly be construed as a spoiler. But hope…
#169 - Peking Homunculus
Nov 23, 2009 • 127 min
To commemorate the 46th anniversary of the debut of Doctor Who, The Three Who Rule felt it only fitting to invite fellow podcasting super-giant Ken Deep of Doctor Who: Podshock onto the show to not only discuss the news and events of the past week in…
#168 - Squee House of Horror
Nov 16, 2009 • 75 min
After seven long months, Doctor Who returned to the airwaves in high style with “The Waters of Mars,” a toppoer of a story and one heck of a lead-in to the Doctor’s imminent demise and resurrection. The Three Who Rule were effusive…
#167 - Philling Time Before The Waters of Mars
Nov 8, 2009 • 87 min
With just a week to go before the UK premiere of the next Doctor Who special, The Waters of Mars, RFS’s own Steven sat down with the co-writer of the special, Phil Ford, to talk about the episode in an exclusive, in-depth interview that also…
Interviews Phil Ford - Promo
Nov 6, 2009 • 1 min
We’re pleased as punch at Radio Free Skaro to tell you about an upcoming interview with The Waters of Mars co-writer Phil Ford. In the interview, which will feature in Episode 167 (to be released this weekend), Phil talks at great length about…
#166 - All Roads lead To Ay-dric
Nov 1, 2009 • 71 min
Warren is finally back from Japan and China so the Three Who Rule were once again united. Doctor Who spinoffs were the order of the day as The Sarah Jane Adventures featured the first signs of The Doctor since Easter and K9 got a preview on British TV…
#165 - Radio Free Skaro in an Exciting Adventure With The Minute Doctor Who Podcast
Oct 25, 2009 • 96 min
Warren is still trundling around Asia so in his absence the remaining Two Who Rule invited along Luke from The Minute Doctor Who Podcast to join in the frivolity. Some good news (Doctor Who confirmed for Christmas and a Children in Need Preview of…
#164 - Clough Luck
Oct 19, 2009 • 108 min
With Warren on holiday in Japan and China, Katrina joins the fray (see what we did there?) as the Radio Free Skaro gang discusses more about the Doctor Who Magazine ranking poll, a mass of DVD news as well as the premiere story of the new Sarah Jane…
#163 - Remembering Barry Letts
Oct 11, 2009 • 51 min
The Doctor Who world lost one of its indisputable titans on October 9, 2009, when Barry Letts passed away at the age of 84. Letts was a director, writer, executive producer, and, most notably, producer of Doctor Who from 1970-1974. He was also one of…
#162 - Maloney Sandwich
Oct 9, 2009 • 86 min
A new logo, new location pics, and confirmation that the BBC is indeed going along with the madness of referring to Matt Smith’s junior outing as the Doctor as Series 1. The Three Who Rule also engaged in a spirited discussion about the possibility of…
#161 - Second Hand News
Oct 4, 2009 • 87 min
Rumours, rumours and more rumours were grist for the RFS mill this week, as the Three Who Rule speculated on a new, possibly leaked list of Season 5/1/31 writers (and confirmed one or two writers and directors along the way), watching Phil (friend of…
#160 - Ferme La Boucher
Sep 27, 2009 • 66 min
This week’s Miniscope saw an appearance by Chris Boucher, best known not only for his scripts for Robots of Death, The Face of Evil and Image of the Fendahl, but also for writing for Blake’s 7 (acting as script editor for the show from 1978 to 1981)…
#159 - Throw Down The Quantlet
Sep 21, 2009 • 80 min
With the Doctor Who Magazine release of the ming-mongiest list of favorite Doctor Who episodes in the past 11 years (when a nuWho-less but also ming-mongy list sparked debate amongst the faithful), the Three Who Rule were like starving, nerdy dogs…
#158 - Amsterdamned
Sep 14, 2009 • 83 min
With news sorely lacking, the Three Who Rule were momentarily relieved to hide in the welcome shelter of a commentary, in this case the third and fourth instalments of “Arc of Infinity”, a maudlin yarn notable more for IKEA furniture…
Presents Podcest: The Whooverville Podcast Panel
Sep 9, 2009 • 36 min
The Whooverville Doctor Who convention that took place in September at Derby featured a notable podcasting panel featuring representatives from no less than eight (8) different Doctor Who podcasts. Eager to elbow their way into a party to which…
#157 - Byrne, Baby, Byrne
Sep 7, 2009 • 90 min
The classic series commentary makes a not-so-triumphant return to the Radio Free Skaro fold as we merge the Miniscope with the oldtime-filling standby. With Johnny Byrne as our subject we plod through the week’s weak news with discussion of lowlights…
#156 - Polyphase Avatron
Aug 31, 2009 • 81 min
The Three Who Rule were in fine fettle this week, if fettle is judged by ability to digress and avoid the topic at hand. Through discussion that veered into subjects as strange as podcestuous panels in Derby, the horror of a rebroadcast of Dimensions…
#155 - Holmesian Triple Act
Aug 23, 2009 • 82 min
In an episode of threes, the Three Who Rule discuss the first of three filler Doctor Who clip shows (Doctor Who: Greatest Moments), Series Three of the Sarah Jane Adventures, upcoming DVD releases featuring Doctor No. 3, Jon Pertwee, and last but…
#154 - Condo Says LOL XD
Aug 17, 2009 • 78 min
Many a broadcasting intrigue formed the backbone of Whoish news this week, from BBC America’s machinations to…BBC Wordwide’s transgressions. The Three Who Rule also engaged in Socratic debate over the claims of Rona Munro, the scribe behind…
#153 - A Tweet Too Far
Aug 10, 2009 • 67 min
The Three Who Rule covered the gamut of Whoish happenings this week, from the shocking revelation that Meglos will return for David Tennant’s finale (unconfirmed) to Ian Levine’s rather tenuous grasp on the the fundamental underpinnings of the…
#152 - Fax the Betamax
Aug 4, 2009 • 45 min
The Three Who Rule come off last week’s plethora of news with but a handful of offerings this time around. Turning lemons into lemonade they parry and thrust their way through another hearty podcast for your aural pleasure. From the return of Spoilor…
#151 - Killing Time Before The Waters of Mars
Jul 26, 2009 • 119 min
In what has to be the most overwhelming of all weeks for Doctor Who in all recorded history, the RFS crew slogged mightily through tales of Comic Con, rumours confirmed, others dashed, and in the midst of our recording the release of a new trailer for…
#150 - Sasquatchicentennial
Jul 19, 2009 • 76 min
An exciting landmark in RFS history, as the Three Who Rule celebrate their Sasquatchicentennial, otherwise known as the 150th episode of their half-crazed (yet still consistently jaunty) blatherings. And what better way to mark the occasion than…
Wednesday Cutaway - The Ballad of Jack and Ianto
Jul 14, 2009 • 69 min
In a noteworthy Wednesday cutaway, Radio Free Skaro enlisted the help of some of our LGBT listeners to hold a discussion on the recent uproar about Torchwood: Children of Earth (about which there will be spoilers!) and the perceived homophobia many in…
#149 - Torchwood - Children of Worth
Jul 12, 2009 • 90 min
In a stunning, nay flabbergasting turn of events, the Torchwood: Children of Earth miniseries turned out to be not only a fantastic five days of entertainment but possibly one of the best things on television thus far this year. A special 4 person…
#148 - Boom Town Rats
Jul 5, 2009 • 68 min
Things took a turn for both the obscene and obsequious and Pedantor proved he could crawl even lower into the gutter he calls home and Warren was bested by Cracklor, a skypeovore that feasts on distorted, craptacular VOIP. Oh, and somewhere in this…
#147 - Dancing Doctors and Empty Children
Jun 29, 2009 • 55 min
(Warren and Steven version)With only Torchwood news to bandy about, the second part of Steven Moffat’s epic two-parter from Season 1 took center stage for this episode for a shorthanded RFS staff as they discussed the intricacies of one of the…
#147 - Empty Children and Dancing Doctors
Jun 28, 2009 • 76 min
(Chris, Katrina and Other Chris version) With only Torchwood news to bandy about, the second part of Steven Moffat’s epic two-parter from Season 1 took center stage for this episode for a shorthanded RFS staff as they discussed the…
#146 - Better Aim Than Graham
Jun 21, 2009 • 72 min
It’s not often that the Three Who Rule spend more than a minute dismissing Torchwood out of hand, much less being interested in a new series of everyone’s tolerated younger, ganglier cousin to Doctor Who. But that strange event is precisely what…
#145 - The Lament of Steven
Jun 14, 2009 • 69 min
Steven, one mighty pillar of the tripod that is the Three Who Rule, doesn’t often succumb to the base emotions. Indeed, compared to the gutter-dwelling antics of Pedantor and the frankly borderline illegal conduct of Warren, Steven’s unflappable…
Warren Frey Interviews Ron frakkin’ Moore!
Jun 11, 2009 • 7 min
Radio Free Skaro’s Warren Frey, while wearing his TechVibes hat (www.techvibes.com), and along with cameraman Kris Krug, sat down with Battlestar Galactica creator and head writer Ron Moore at the 2009 Banff TV Festival.Check out other Doctor Who…
#144 - Square Peggs
Jun 7, 2009 • 91 min
Katrina was back in the fold again this week (replacing Warren, who’s busy blogging in Banff this week), with the main focus of the Three Who Rule being to provide comments on Series 1 episode The Long Game. The trio never once went more than…
#143 - Never Trust a Man With a Soul Patch
May 31, 2009 • 99 min
More news than you can shake a stick at and a highlight of the Eccleston era (Rob Shearman’s “Dalek”) being commented upon, the Three Who Rule blather on for an hour and a half about the happenings in the Who world for the past week…
#142 - Four To Doomsday
May 24, 2009 • 72 min
In a desperate bid to find someone who could give an unequivocal thumbs up to Series 1 tome World War Three, the RFS gang numbered four (Warren, Steven, Chris, and Katrina) for one of the few times in history to record a commentary for the episode….
#141 - The Curse of Keith Boak
May 17, 2009 • 79 min
With the regular hosts of Radio Free Skaro jumping ship left and right in order to avoid commentating on perceived Series One low point Aliens of London, it was left to Steven, Katrina, and, at the last minute, Chris to try and find something worthy…
#140 - The Gay(seous) Agenda
May 10, 2009 • 73 min
“The Unquiet Dead” was the episode next in line for commentary, but the intrepid investigations of the Three Who Rule have discovered a hidden message within this tale of Dickens, aliens, and reanimated corpses. Yes, it seems Russel T….
HiSciFi Interviews Radio Free Skaro’s Warren Frey
May 5, 2009 • 53 min
HiSciFi, a weekly science fiction radio show that broadcasts out of Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University on CJSF Radio, recently sat down to interview Radio Free Skaro’s own Warren Frey about all things Doctor Who, as well as chat a little bit about…
#139 - An Absence of Pedantry
May 3, 2009 • 53 min
There was no, repeat no news this week, save a couple of tidbit that were quite spoilery and best left to rot unless confirmed correct. Added to that was RFS dilettante “The Third Guy” was off at an event in Manchester called “
#138 - The Radio Free Skaro 138th Episode Spectacular
Apr 29, 2009 • 21 min
As Radio Free Skaro celebrates the all important milestone of their 138th episode, they take some time out for this Wednesday Cutaway to sit around the fireplace, dig into their mailbag, and, for the first time ever, answer about half of the 22…
#137 - A Rose By Any Other Name…
Apr 26, 2009 • 72 min
With a gulf of unrealistic (and unwelcome) lack of Doctor Who stretching far over the (event) horizon, The Three Who Rule took it upon themselves to deploy their deadliest weapon: the commentary. Specifically, a look at the first series of New Who,…
#136 - The Wrath (and Hay Fever) of Ian Levine
Apr 19, 2009 • 36 min
The Three Who Rule deal with a dearth of real news the best way they know how,: with inane chatter involving the likes of superfan Ian Levine and his escapades on Twitter, Warren’s continuing animosity toward the McCoy era and coming to grips with our…
#135 - Mission to the Unknown
Apr 14, 2009 • 30 min
This week’s Radio Free Skaro Wednesday Cutaway special is so special that it’s been elevated to a new category altogether - a Wednesday Episode! With an official number and everything! It’s elevated status is on account of the return of Neil…
#134 - The Planet of Michelle Ryan
Apr 14, 2009 • 69 min
The Three Who Rule were in fine fettle this week, covering a wide swath of news involving all the exciting goings-on on Torchwood, the Sarah Jane Adventures and even Red Dwarf. Truly, this was a momentous week for fans of British sci-fi adventuring….
- Promo
Apr 8, 2009 • 0 min
The next Radio Free Skaro Wednesday cutaway is our laziest effort yet, a promo for our irreverent podcast for you to share with your friends or include in your own podcast to promote your favourite Canadians. Collect the whole set! Of 1!
#133 - The Anticipointment of Entercation
Apr 5, 2009 • 76 min
Radio Free Skaro welcomes back Katrina again as guest host, this time filling in for Warren, whose predilection for earning money to cover the cost of living prevented him from taking part this week. And, with the world of Doctor Who ramping up in…
#132 - The Bigger They Are
Apr 1, 2009 • 17 min
In the next of the RFS Wednesday Cutaway episodes, with no interviews in the pipeline, the Three Who Rule decided to actually put together a special episode themselves where the topic of discussion is if or when they think their favourite show might…
#131 - The Sweet Serenade of Sarcastor
Mar 30, 2009 • 53 min
With all three of the Three Who Rule firmly back in their respective command chairs, it was back to good old fashioned sniping, infighting and jocularity as Pedantor made battle with both his old nemesis Rubbishor and a new, more deadly enemy named…
interviews VFX genius Dennis Muren
Mar 25, 2009 • 11 min
Not strictly Doctor Who this week, but a cool interview all the same. The local chapter of SIGGRAPH (a group of computer graphics geniuses) brought Industrial Light and Magic special effects legend Dennis Muren to Vancouver, and Warren was able to…
#130 - Invasion of the XX Chromosome
Mar 22, 2009 • 76 min
With Steven currently roasting production codes out of his head under the fiery sun of Cuba, Chris and Warren decided mutiny was the appropriate response and welcomed Katrina (also known on Twitter as @xanister) to fill his gangly shoes. And not a…
So You Want To Podcast Doctor Who: The Director’s Cut
Mar 18, 2009 • 6 min
Now with more swearing! And some more keen insights from the fine fellows at Tachyon TV and Podshock, as well as the Three Who Rule, at the “So You Want to Podcast Doctor Who” panel at Gallifrey 2009.
#129 - Digressionary Tactics
Mar 15, 2009 • 53 min
With only Comic Relief and a mini-SJA episode (story?) starring a flatulent Ronnie Corbett, the Three Who Rule had little in the way of solid material to mold into gorgeous verbal statuary with their mellifluous locution this week. But thanks to the…
Interviews Simon Guerrier
Mar 11, 2009 • 8 min
Our Wednesday Cutaway series continues with this, our chat with Simon Guerrier recorded at Gallifrey ‘09. Simon has written many a Doctor Who short story, as well as several Big Finish audio stories - about which you will hear now!
#128 - In the Shadow of the Cyber-King
Mar 8, 2009 • 101 min
In a surprising turn of events, this week’s episode was chock full of news…an unwelcome development with a “The Next Doctor” commentary bearing down on the Three Who Rule like a Cyber-King hell-bent on justifying its own lack of…
interviews Steve Roberts
Mar 4, 2009 • 8 min
In our ongoing Wednesday special series featuring interviews and such from Gallifrey ‘09 in February (just to see how long we can milk it), we bring you an interview with Doctor Who Restoration Team impresario Steve Roberts, wherein he…
#127 - The Rise of Rubbishor
Mar 1, 2009 • 43 min
Though the news was paltry (other than some serious SPOILERS for one of the upcoming specials near the 3/4 mark of the show), the Three Who Rule were able to bring their customary wit and verve to this week’s proceedings, and even managed to create…
- Gallifrey ‘09 Podcast Panel
Feb 25, 2009 • 53 min
At Gallifrey ‘09, three of the most preeminent Doctor Who podcasts around - Podshock, Tachyon TV, and Radio Free Skaro - converged for a tell all panel entitled “So You Want To Podcast Doctor Who?”, ready to dispense vital information to a…
#126 - The End of Our Tether
Feb 22, 2009 • 47 min
And so the post-Gallifrey exhaustion set in, and our stalwart heroes were left with nothing more than depression and a paltry smattering of news. And yet they soldiered on, digressing and discussing as before. Only..many weeks to go before Gallifrey 2010.
interviews David J. Howe
Feb 19, 2009 • 14 min
Radio Free Skaro’s own Steven had the pleasure of interviewing Telos Publishing superstar David J Howe at Gallifrey 2009, in a discussion ranging from his reference works (most of which Steven owns) to his extensive knowledge of Doctor Who merchandise.