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!

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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 Blogs for SPACE

September 1, 2009

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SPACE (www.spacecast.com), the home of Doctor Who and Torchwood in Canada, announced today that Radio Free Skaro will be blogging for the nation’s sci-fi channel, by way of our own Warren Frey! Warren will naturally be blogging about all things Doctor Who leading up to the Canadian premiere of the last three David Tennant gap year specials on SPACE, as well as the upcoming series featuring Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor in Spring 2010.

Click here to read Warren’s introductory blog entry, and stay tuned to radiofreeskaro.com for future updates on our new relationship with SPACE!


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!


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.