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!


Gary Russell experiences HAVOC

August 20, 2009

Last night at the monthly Doctor Who New York (DWNY) meetup, special guest Gary Russell — former Doctor Who Magazine editor, author, actor and current script editor — was presented with a swish Radio Free Skaro “Action by HAVOC” mug. Thanks go to Barnaby Edwards (no, not THAT one) from DWNY for this honour.

Gary Russell sports his new Radio Free Skaro "Action by HAVOC" mug for the DWNY crowd.

Gary Russell and Barnaby Edwards


Gary Russell sports his new Radio Free Skaro “Action by HAVOC” mug for the DWNY crowd. Second photo courtesy Andre Tessier.


Radio Free Skaro #154 – Condo says LOL XD

August 17, 2009
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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 #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!


The End of Time Trailer

July 26, 2009

In 1990s-era movie piracy goodness quality (and as mentioned on Radio Free Skaro #151), we have an early bootleg of the trailer for The End of Time presented at today’s San Diego Comic Con panel. Hoo-ray!


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

July 26, 2009
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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?


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 #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!


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