Radio Free Skaro #156 – Polyphase Avatron

August 31, 2009

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 in Time and the continued demonstration of Warren’s complete lack of a short-term memory, the trio ambled towards the Miniscope and Douglas Adams’ short but memorable tenure as Doctor Who script editor.

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Show Notes:

- Radio Free Skaro…shop!
- Bridging The Rift with…Steven!
- Be a fan of Radio Free Skaro on…Facebook!
- Doctor Who: Greatest Moments…The Companions!
- The Companions…ratings!
- New Series, new…TARDIS?
- Catherine Tate wins…an award!
- Fifth Doctor Era Big Finish…reunion!
- Frazer Hines joins…Big FInish!
- Big Finish interviews Rob Shearman…Friend of the Show!
- David Tennant…on Radio 5!
- David Tennant’s new film…at TIFF!
- John Barrowman…on Jonathan Ross!
- Upcoming DVDs…in 2010!
- C4 looking to air…Dimensions in Time!
- David Tennant, Second Hottest…Scot!
Miniscope Links (Douglas Adams):
- The Pirate…Planet!
- City…of Death!
- Shada…!
- BBC…Shownar!

Radio Free Skaro #155 – Holmesian Triple Act

August 23, 2009

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 not least, the third and final installment of the Miniscope segment featuring Robert Holmes. Next week’s Miniscope topic was also determined via the Randomizer…but you’ll have to listen to the show to find out who it is! (Hint: it’s not Pennant Roberts.)

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Show Notes:

- Radio Free Skaro…shop!
- Bridging The Rift with…Kate Orman!
- Doctor Who…New York!
- Gallifrey 21…register!
- Doctor Who: Greatest Moments…The Doctor!
- Doctor Who Greatest Moments…ratings!
- DWM reveals The End of Time…details!
- Doctor Who…Dreamland!
- Sarah Jane Adventures…titles and synopses!
- BBC on…Blinkbox!
- Dalek War box set…details!
- Releases box set…coming in 2010?
- Coming Soon to DVD…The Dominators!
- Coming Soon to DVD…Kamelion Box Set!
- BBC Kids in Canada airing…Peter Davison!
Miniscope Links (Robert Holmes, Part Two):
- The…Sunmakers!
- The Ribos…Operation!
- The Power of…Kroll!
- The Caves of…Androzani!
- The Two…Doctors!
- The Trial of a Time Lord…Parts 1-4!
- The Trial of a Time Lord…Part 13!
- BBC…Shownar!

Radio Free Skaro #154 – Condo says LOL XD

August 17, 2009

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 “Survival”, that romance in nuWho constitutes lazy writing. All that and another exciting Miniscope examining the glory years of one Robert Holmes as he ascended to script writer and Doctor Who demigod.

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Show Notes:

- Radio Free Skaro…shop!
- BBC America picks up…Series 5/1/31!
- Torchwood…ratings!
- Greatest Moments of Doctor Who…The Companions!
- K9 on…Disney XD!
- Gary Russell writes…The Torchwood Encyclopaedia!
- Doctor Who: A Legend…Reborn!
- The Hornet’s Nest…inexpensive!
- The Next Doctor/Planet of the Dead…DVD box set!
- More guests announced for…Gallifrey 21!
- 2|Entertain…pwned by BBC Worldwide!
- Big Finish renewed until…2011!
- Rona Munro accuses…lazy writing!
Miniscope Links (Robert Holmes, Part Two):
- The Ark…in Space!
- Pyramids…of Mars
- The Deadly…Assassin!
- The Talons of…Weng-Chiang!
- BBC…Shownar!

Radio Free Skaro #153 – A Tweet Too Far

August 10, 2009

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 internet (hint: don’t fear the link.) And amongst this madness was revealed the Miniscope, a new weekly feature examining a writer, producer or other behind the scenes chieftain whose drive and talent brought us the Classic Who episodes we love so dearly. Up first is Robert Holmes, or at the very least his contribution to the ouvres of Mr. Troughton and Mr. Pertwee. Enjoy, dear listeners.

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Show Notes:

- Radio Free Skaro…shop!
- The End of Time…aliens!
- Tennant’s Hamlet…on PBS!
- Greatest Moments of Doctor Who…on BBC3!
- Moffat and RTD…Hugo losers!
- 2010 Series…without Euros Lyn!
- Freema Agyeman…just Who Do You Think You Are?!
- The Writer’s Tale…next edition!
- Dalek War box set…on October 5!
- Doctor Who…Series 1-4 DVD Box Set!
- Torchwood…Complete DVD Box Set!
- New Series Dalek…DVD box set!
- Sarah Jane S2 DVD set…on November 9!
- Mike Skinner…on Doctor Who?
Miniscope Links (Robert Holmes, Part One):
- The…Krotons!
- The…Space Pirates!
- Spearhead…from Space!
- Terror of the…Autons!
- Carnival…of Monsters!
- The Time…Warrior!
- BBC…Shownar!

Radio Free Skaro #152 – Fax the Betamax

August 3, 2009

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 to thoughts on the return of Tom Baker to the role of The Doctor, grab your foil and join the fray.

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Show Notes:

- Radio Free Skaro…shop!
- Radio Free Skaro spinoff…Bridging The Rift!
- Steven guest hosts on…Tennantcast!
- David Tennant’s finale…75 minutes long!
- Casting Announcement in…The Radio Times!
- Murray Gold…staying for 2010?
- Tom Baker…wants to return!
- The Hornet’s Nest…audio clip!
- Torchwood Series 4…filming in February?
- John Barrowman…on Desperate Housewives!
- Sarah Jane Adventures S3…episode titles!
- Future DVD releases…mentioned!
- Extras for Dalek War…passed! (Disc 1)
- Extras for Dalek War…passed! (Disc 2)
- Yet another Colin Baker…action figure!
- BBC…Shownar!

Radio Free Skaro #151 – Killing Time Before The Waters of Mars

July 26, 2009

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 “The Waters of Mars.” And that was BEFORE we got around commentating on “Planet of the Dead”, making this if not the longest Radio Free Skaro ever than certainly the densest, and not just because of PotD’s plodding, pedestrian poltroonery.

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Show Notes:

- Radio Free Skaro…shop!
- Doctor Who Panel at…San Diego Comic-Con! (Digital Spy)
- Doctor Who Panel at…San Diego Comic-Con! (The Guardian)
- Doctor Who Panel at…San Diego Comic-Con! (io9)
- Torchwood Panel at…San Diego Comic-Con! (Digital Spy)
- The Waters of Mars…trailer! (UK only)
- He’s…back!
- The End of Time…trailer! Description!
- Lizo Says…No End of Time trailer…yet!
- Filming begins on Series…5? 1? 31?
- Amy…Pond!
- Matt Smith…costume!
- New Doctor’s Costume…praised!
- New TARDIS…retro!
- Russell T Davies…interview!
- Doctor Who, Guinness World record…holder!
- John Leeson…returns!
- Sarah Jane S3…casting!
- Sarah Jane S3…news!
- Torchwood: Children of Earth…final viewing figures!
- Torchwood Series…4?
- Ianto Jones…is dead. Get over it.
- New Character Options…Fourth Doctor toys!
- New Character Options…Dalek toys!
- New Character Options…Third Doctor toys!
- Some More New Character Options…Third Doctor toys!
- The King’s Demons/Planet of Fire…coming to DVD!
- Dalek War DVD box set…coming to DVD! (1)
- Dalek War DVD box set…coming to DVD! (2)
- Dalek War DVD box set…coming to DVD! (3)
- The War Games and Black Guardian trilogy…coming to Region 1 DVD!
- Blue Peter…DVD extra!
- Gallifrey One 21…guests!
- Planet of the…Dead!
- Planet of the Dead…on SPACE!
- Planet of the Dead…on BBC America!
- BBC…Shownar!
- The Scottish Falsetto…sock puppets?

New Doctor Who DVDs for North America in November

July 22, 2009

Steve Manfred (of the excellent Doctor Who DVD FAQ site) is reporting that both The War Games and the Black Guardian Trilogy (composed of Mawdryn Undead, Terminus, and Enlightenment) will be coming to the North American (Region 1) DVD market on Tuesday, November 3. No prices have been announced, nor covers unveiled, for either set, but expect each DVD set to be within the $30-$40 range, price wise, and expect both covers to be of questionable artistic taste. (UPDATE – the covers have now been released, and they actually don’t look that bad.)

The War Games is a 3-disc set that was released in the UK (Region 2) on July 6 to great acclaim. The Black Guardian Trilogy is a 4-disc set which not only includes the three stories from Season 20 that make up the trilogy, but a new, widescreen edit of Enlightenment with enhanced visual effects. This set will be released in the UK in August.

Click below to see the details of each set (courtesy of the Doctor Who Restoration Team), as well as the Doctor Who DVD FAQ. :

- The War Games (Restoration Team entry)
- The Black Guardian Trilogy (Restoration Team entry)
- Latest North American DVD news (Doctor Who DVD FAQ)
- TV Shows on DVD article


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