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 #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.


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?


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?


Tennant, Barrowman, and RTD at SDCC

July 26, 2009

For those who wish they were at San Diego Comic-Con right now but aren’t, here’s David Tennant, John Barrowman, and Russell T Davies introducing the screenings of both Torchwood: Children of Earth, Day Five and Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead.:

(Thanks to Tim Drury for initially Tweeting this link.)


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!


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