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.)


New Doctor Who DVDs for North America in November

July 22, 2009

Steve Manfred (of the excellent Doctor Who DVD FAQ site) is reporting that both The War Games and the Black Guardian Trilogy (composed of Mawdryn Undead, Terminus, and Enlightenment) will be coming to the North American (Region 1) DVD market on Tuesday, November 3. No prices have been announced, nor covers unveiled, for either set, but expect each DVD set to be within the $30-$40 range, price wise, and expect both covers to be of questionable artistic taste. (UPDATE – the covers have now been released, and they actually don’t look that bad.)

The War Games is a 3-disc set that was released in the UK (Region 2) on July 6 to great acclaim. The Black Guardian Trilogy is a 4-disc set which not only includes the three stories from Season 20 that make up the trilogy, but a new, widescreen edit of Enlightenment with enhanced visual effects. This set will be released in the UK in August.

Click below to see the details of each set (courtesy of the Doctor Who Restoration Team), as well as the Doctor Who DVD FAQ. :

The War Games (Restoration Team entry)
The Black Guardian Trilogy (Restoration Team entry)
Latest North American DVD news (Doctor Who DVD FAQ)
TV Shows on DVD article

Radio Free Skaro #150 – Sasquatchicentennial

July 19, 2009
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!

Announcing…Skaro Shop!

July 15, 2009


In honour of our impending 150th episode of Doctor Who: Radio Free Skaro (as well as the looming third anniversary of this humble podcast), we are celebrating the occasion on two fronts :

1) The ever so slight redesign of the Radio Free Skaro logo and website, and (most excitedly),
2) The launch of our official Radio Free Skaro Merchandise page, Skaro Shop (www.zazzle.com/radiofreeskaro)!

Covering the announcements in reverse order, Skaro Shop has a wide variety of RFS-related merchandise including t-shirts, mugs, hats, buttons, and stickers featuring our new Radio Free Skaro logo, as well as shirts and such featuring various catchphrases that we’ve trotted out during those moments of awkward silence over the years. Want a “MADOC!” shirt? You can now get one! Eager to strike fear in your friends by wearing a shirt featuring the (fictitious) beast PEDANTOR!? Well, it can now be yours! Be the first person on your street to own an official Radio Free Skaro ringer-T and be the envy of all your friends!

The link to our shop can be found on the right-hand side of this website. There are Canadian, US, and UK versions of the store. Sizes and colours vary for the many shirts and such that we offer, and our affiliate Zazzle accepts PayPal and all major credit cards. Thanks, as always, for your support, and we think you will all find something to your liking at our new store.

Lastly, with the unveiling of the updated logo, this website has undergone a necessary tweak as well. All extraneous content can be found along the right-hand side of the page, including links to our aforementioned online store, our Twitter feed and Benjamin Elliott’s excellent “This Week in Doctor Who”. Also, don’t forget to download the latest version of the Radio Free Skaro wallpapers, available for your desktop and/or mobile phone! There’s nothing necessarily new, content-wise, but we think it’s a sleeker, cleaner-looking site that we hope you will enjoy!

Thanks for visiting our site and listening to our podcasts. We hope you enjoy the next 150 episodes as much as you’ve (hopefully) enjoyed the first 150.

Radio Free Skaro #149 – Torchwood: Children of Worth

July 12, 2009

In a stunning, nay flabbergasting turn of events, the Torchwood: Children of Earth miniseries turned out to be not only a fantastic five days of entertainment but possibly one of the best things on television thus far this year. A special 4 person quorum of the RFS council was called to deal with this turn of events, with special Torchwood representative Katrina joining the fun. But that’s not all! The Three Who Rule Plus One also threw in a “Bad Wolf” commentary…but of course such good fortune meant the beast Cracklor also paid a visit. Still, an epic-length RFS for an epic entry in the Doctor Who canon.

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Show Notes:

Torchwood! Torchwood!…Torchwood!
The Waters of Mars…clip! (UK)
The Waters of Mars…clip! (everywhere else)
Lizo says…Doctor Who on CiN?
RTD says…no movie!

Radio Free Skaro #148 – Boom Town Rats

July 5, 2009

Things took a turn for both the obscene and obsequious and Pedantor proved he could crawl even lower into the gutter he calls home and Warren was bested by Cracklor, a skypeovore that feasts on distorted, craptacular VOIP. Oh, and somewhere in this menagerie of madness the sometimes forgotten but certainly notable “Boom Town” was commented on by the Three Who Rule.

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Show Notes:

Black Guardian trilogy DVD…details!
Andrew Cartmel writing for…Torchwood?
Doctor Who…movie?

Radio Free Skaro #146 – Better Aim Than Graham

June 21, 2009

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!