Radio Free Skaro #156 – Polyphase Avatron

August 31, 2009
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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 #150 – Sasquatchicentennial

July 19, 2009
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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 “The Parting of the Ways,” Eccleston’s final episode as the good Doctor and one of the many highlights of the 2005 return of the series. News, digressions and a visit from one of the Internet’s most pervasive memes round out this most 150-th of episodes. Play him off, keyboard cat!

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Show Notes:

- Radio Free Skaro…shop!
Karen Gillan as…Amy?
Series 5 filming…imminent!
Matt and Karen…first picture!
Tom Baker…returns!
The Twin Dilemma DVD…details!
Myths and Legends…DVD?
Sarah Jane Series 2…DVD!
Benjamin Cook talks…Doctor Who!
Gallifrey 21…dates change! And new guests!
The Parting of the…Ways!
BBC…Shownar!


Radio Free Skaro #147 – Dancing Doctors and Empty Children

June 29, 2009
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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 first series’ masterpieces while simultaneously avoiding any actual discussion of the episode at hand, as per usual.

UPDATE : In a devilishly clever move, we actually released two (2) different versions of Episode 147 – one with the two original RFS hosts, Warren and Steven, and the other (the “Coy and Vance” version) with Chris (Proper Chris), Katrina, and another Chris (Other Chris). Each episode was recorded completely independent of each other. Which episode you downloaded and/or listened to depended on what our Randomizer had to say.

We had hoped that listeners would react with mass befuddlement, engaging in confusing conversations about why one listener’s version of #147 was different from another listener’s. Obviously, none of you talk to each other. RFS listeners generally reacted to the move with rampant indifference, as we received nary a comment about our hijinks. Oh well. We sniggered slightly, for what it’s worth.

Anyway, we now offer both versions of Episode #147 “Dancing Doctors and Empty Children” for download below (it will also be uploaded to the ever popular iTunes feed). The most curious thing about this whole experiment? How both versions managed to reference the classic series story “The Horns of Nimon”. What does that say about us?

Radio Free Skaro #147 – Dancing Doctors and Empty Children (Warren and Steven version)

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Radio Free Skaro #147 – Empty Children and Dancing Doctors (Chris, Katrina, and Other Chris version)

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Show Notes:

- Torchwood airing July 20…on SPACE!
The Doctor…Dances!


Torchwood – Best Viewed In 60-Second Bursts

June 26, 2009

Another week, another impressive looking Torchwood trailer for your approval. Anticipation, and expectation, grows…

This one is from BBC One :


Radio Free Skaro #146 – Better Aim Than Graham

June 21, 2009
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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 happened (explained away with string theory and many a complicated equation, most likely), along with some pre Comic Con banter and oh yes, a commentary on The Empty Child.

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Show Notes:

- Neil’s Mountain Climb…accomplished!
Torchwood airing…July 6!
Torchwood trailer…in Australia!
Tennant, RTD, Gardner…at Comic-Con!
The Empty…Child!


Breaking News: Impressive Torchwood Trailer Airs

June 19, 2009

Those of you who listen to Radio Free Skaro know that the general consensus of the hosts in regards to their thoughts on Torchwood veer from indifference to disappointment to pleasantly surprised to, even, anticipointment. With few highlights (“Small Worlds”, “Something Borrowed”) in the Torchwood canon, compared to many lowlights (take a bow, “Day One”, “Cyberwoman”, “Meat” , “From Out of the Rain”…), our enthusiasm is somewhat tempered by the upcoming “Torchwood: Children of Earth”, airing in the UK from July 6-10 on BBC One, and in the US (BBC America) and Canada (SPACE) later in the month (hopefully).

But then along comes this dark, bleak, moody little trailer that aired on the Australian channel UKTV earlier this week :

Good stuff! Sure, it’s only a trailer, but it does make us use a term that hasn’t been heard in these parts for a long time regarding Torchwood : modest anticipation.

You have our attention, Torchwood. Please don’t screw this up…


Radio Free Skaro #145: The Lament of Steven

June 14, 2009
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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 facade is nigh-invulnerable. But when the fate of Pete Tyler in “Father’s Day” comes into play, all propriety goes out the window. Tune in and hear his descent into madness…if you dare.

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Show Notes:

- Neil’s Mountain Climb…updates!
Who Party Toronto…June 13!
British Fantasy Award…nominations!
Target novelizations…on Radio 4!
Father’s…Day!


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