Radio Free Skaro #158 – Amsterdamned

September 14, 2009
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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 infesting Gallifrey than for an interesting story. But their welcome was short lived, as Cracklor once again besieged Warren and his computer more or less opted for suicide….much like Omega, as his Rice Krispie wounds boiled into nothingness. Poignancy ahead, dear listeners. Sheer poignancy.

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Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Radio Free Skaro…on SPACE!
Be a fan of Radio Free Skaro on…Facebook!
Richard Curtis…Doctor Who writer!
National Television Awards…nominations!
David Tennant in Of Mice…and Men!
Dalek Movie…Soundtracks!
Miniscope Links (Johnny Byrne):
The Keeper…of Traken!
Arc…of Infinity!
Warriors…of the Deep!
BBC…Shownar!


Radio Free Skaro Presents Podcest: The Whooverville Podcast Panel

September 9, 2009
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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 they were never invited, Radio Free Skaro is proud to present this panel to you for your listening enjoyment. Very big thanks to Adam Purcell of Staggering Stories for providing the audio.

Oh, and happy 100th episode, Tin Dog!

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Appearing at the Whooverville Podcast Panel were:

– Tony Gallichan from The Flashing Blade Podcast
– Michael Gilroy-Sinclair from Doctor Who: Tin Dog Podcast
– Karen Dunn and Adam Purcell from Staggering Stories Podcast
– Marty Perrett from DWO Whocast
– Dave Cooper from The Cultdom Chronicles
– James Naughton from Doctor Who: Podshock
– Nat Titman from Bridging The Rift
– Luke Harrison from The Minute Doctor Who Podcast


Radio Free Skaro #157 – Byrne, Baby, Byrne

September 6, 2009
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The classic series commentary makes a not-so-triumphant return to the Radio Free Skaro fold as we merge the Miniscope with the old time-filling standby. With Johnny Byrne as our subject we plod through the week’s weak news with discussion of lowlights such as Warriors of the Deep and our commentary of the first half of Arc of Infinity. There should have been another way, indeed!

(NOTE: This is the fixed version of this episode.)

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Show Notes:

Radio Free Skaro…shop!
Radio Free Skaro…on SPACE!
Be a fan of Radio Free Skaro on…Facebook!
Doctor Who: Greatest Moments…The Enemies!
The Enemies…ratings!
Podcest at…Whooverville!
Sarah Jane premiering in…October!
David Tennant on…Masterpiece!
K9 in post…production!!
K9 to be shown at…MIPCON!
Miniscope Links (Johnny Byrne):
The Keeper…of Traken!
Arc…of Infinity!
Warriors…of the Deep!
BBC…Shownar!


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 #155 – Holmesian Triple Act

August 23, 2009
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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 #152 – Fax the Betamax

August 3, 2009
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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 presents Bridging The Rift

July 30, 2009

A couple weeks ago, Radio Free Skaro released a special Wednesday Cutaway episode of our podcast, focusing on the controversy surrounding Torchwood: Children of Earth and the perceived homophobia centred around the series. Hosted by Katrina, Nat and Erik, the episode proved to be extremely popular. Buoyed by this success, Katrina and Nat have decided to forge ahead and start their own weekly podcast.

And so, without further ado, we at Radio Free Skaro are proud to announce our very first spin-off podcast, Bridging The Rift!

From the Bridging The Rift website:

The Doctor Who Universe fandom is wide, diverse and vibrant, but it’s split into enclaves; be it ‘old fandom’ or new, LiveJournal or forums, Torchwood or Doctor Who, and the many different types of creative pursuits.

Bridging The Rift is a podcast that hopes to bring the Doctor Who Universe fandom together. We’ll be highlighting and discussing hot topics and debates; trying to see all sides of the argument and hopefully coming to some conclusions. We’ll also be exploring the fandom’s creative pursuits, helping you to find the best Doctor Who, Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures fan art, music, fiction, animation, films, reconstructions, comics, costumes and crafts.

Our two main co-hosts are not only fans of all three Doctor Who Universe shows, but also the fandom’s creativity. We’re also aiming to bring in guest hosts to bring new perspectives to our discussions and cover all sides of the story and all the corners of the fandom. So join us weekly, with new episodes usually released on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Subscribe on iTunes, add our feed or download directly from the site.

Here’s a link to Episode One – Torchwood: What Happens Next?