At The Roof of the World

June 21, 2009


After months of planning, fundraising, training, retraining, panicking, more planning, more fundraising, and, finally, one good solid week of panic beforehand, Neil Perryman has successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, reaching the world’s tallest free standing mountain on June 18. And now, the photographic proof (as seen above). We at Radio Free Skaro offer our heartiest of congratulations to Neil, and we also offer our immense gratitude to all of you who helped him get up the mountain.

As you can see, though, this was all one gigantic ruse to promote the most ostentatious new logo unveilling in the history of branding, but, yes that is our slightly reworked logo that Neil is proudly displaying. In the next couple of weeks, not only will this website have a slightly new look about it, but you will be able to purchase T-shirts, hats, buttons, coffee cups, and all sorts of memorabilia with the new Radio Free Skaro logo on it (along with a few extra surprises). Hooray!

Neil, glad to have you “down and safe”, as it were, but your descent from Cloud 9 will probably take a little while longer.


Thank You, Radio Free Skaro Listeners

June 10, 2009

As you read this, our friend Neil Perryman is either on a plane to Africa, in Africa preparing for his climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, or at the very top of the mountain itself, admiring the view and his accomplishment whilst breathing deeply into a respirator.

We only met Neil for the first time in February at Gallifrey 20 in Los Angeles, but we here at Radio Free Skaro immediately hit if off with him, along with the rest of the Tachyon TV entourage. When we heard that Neil was joining an expedition to climb Kilimanjaro for charity, we knew that we had to do our best to help, so we implored you, our dear listeners, to come forward and give what you could towards this noble cause.

And you all came through in spades. Neil’s target of raising £3,000 was shattered by almost £1,000 thanks to numerous generous donations. Well over £400 (a very conservative estimate indeed) was donated by Radio Free Skaro listeners, or, at least by people who were kind enough to mentions us when they donated.

Thank you, everyone, not only for all your kind donations to UNICEF, but for listening to us prattle on week after week about Neil’s worthy trek. Most of you have never even met any of us, or Neil, yet you still freely gave what money you could. We really appreciate what you have contributed to the cause, and we know that Neil is very humbled and pleased, as well.

Thanks again, and please note that donations can still be given to Neil’s cause until January 2010 by visiting the Just Giving website.


The Three Who Rule (Warren, Steven, and Chris)

Radio Free Skaro #144 – Square Peggs

June 7, 2009

Katrina was back in the fold again this week (replacing Warren, who’s busy blogging in Banff this week), with the main focus of the Three Who Rule being to provide comments on Series 1 episode “The Long Game”. The trio never once went more than ten minutes without discussing the episode at hand – a new record? Along the way, various bits of news were covered, including the explosion of fandom (aka the closing of Doctor Who Forum at Outpost Gallifrey), the shrapnel of which, it was determined, landed well short of affecting your intrepid hosts.

direct download: rfs144.mp3

Show Notes:

Neil’s Mountain Climb…donate!
Charity auction…final results!
Who Party Toronto…June 13!
Outpost Gallifrey…no more!
Matt Smith’s face…in the titles?
Lawry Lewin…cast!
Sinead Keenan…cast!
25 women who shook…Sci-Fi!
Torchwood S3 US…airdates!
Doctor Who…on SPACE!
Torchwood on the…radio!
Sarah Jane Adventures on…audio!
The Long…Game!

Radio Free Skaro #143 – Never Trust a Man With a Soul Patch

May 31, 2009

More news than you can shake a stick at and a highlight of the Eccleston era (Rob Shearman’s “Dalek”) being commented upon, the Three Who Rule blather on for an hour and a half about the happenings in the Who world for the past week (including a discussion on new companion Karen Gillan), and touch on the introduction of a Classic Series icon to NuWho. All this and the latest on Ian Levine and Lizo Mzimba at your fingertips on Radio Free Skaro!

direct download: rfs143.mp3

Show Notes:

Neil’s Mountain Climb…donate!
Rula Lenska…appeal!
Neil’s Doctor Who…charity auction!
Karen Gillan…new companion!
David Tennant…on SJA!
New Doctor Who…animated series!
David Tennant’s Hamlet…on TV!
S4E18 title…four words long!
New Torchwood trailer…for the UK!
New Torchwood trailer…for the USA!
Classic DVD…release dates!
The Keys of Marinus…DVD details!
The Keys of Marinus…more DVD details!
Planet of the Dead on SPACE…July 25!
Doctor Who returns to…BBC America!
Lizo says…Doctor Who movie?
Lizo says…Judoon in SJA!
Torchwood S3…soundtrack!
Torchwood…audio drama!

Radio Free Skaro #142 – Four To Doomsday

May 24, 2009

In a desperate bid to find someone who could give an unequivocal thumbs up to Series 1 tome “World War Three”, the RFS gang numbered four (Warren, Steven, Chris, and Katrina) for one of the few times in history to record a commentary for the episode. The result? No thumbs up were given, but neither were there definite thumbs down, mostly because the hosts were more encumbered in dealing with various innuendos, intended or otherwise.

direct download: rfs142.mp3

Show Notes:

Neil’s Mountain Climb…donate!
Neil’s Doctor Who…charity auction!
Doctor Who wins…BAFTA Craft Awards!
Doctor Who wins…Welsh BAFTAs!
Gareth Roberts…has an agent?
PotD broadcast date on SPACE…unknown!
War Games DVD…extras!
War Games DVD…extras!!!!
Torchwood S3…on Blu-Ray!
World War…Three!

Radio Free Skaro #136 – The Wrath (and Hay Fever) of Ian Levine

April 19, 2009

The Three Who Rule deal with a dearth of real news the best way they know how: with inane chatter involving the likes of superfan Ian Levine and his escapades on Twitter, Warren’s continuing animosity toward the McCoy era and coming to grips with our loving hatred of other Doctor Who podcasts all while dealing with technical issues that forced actual editing. Come join the fun!

direct download: rfs136.mp3

Show Notes:

Neil’s Mountain Climb…donate!
Planet of the Dead…AI index!
New Doctor Who…producers!
Welsh BAFTA…nominations!
The Deadly Assassin…on DVD!
Planet of the Dead DVD…June 29!
New Doctor Who…spin-off?
David Tennant…podcast!
Who Party in…Toronto!

Radio Free Skaro #135 – Mission to the Unknown

April 15, 2009

This week’s Radio Free Skaro Wednesday Cutaway special is so special that it has been elevated to a new category altogether – a Wednesday Episode! With an official number and everything! Its elevated status is on account of the return of Neil Perryman, of the TachyonTV Perrymans, as an extra special guest. We speak with him about his impending climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro, as well as the recent returns of Doctor Who and Red Dwarf. And if you listen really carefully you might even hear when the next TachyonTV podcast is due…

Direct download: rfs135.mp3

Show Notes:

Neil’s Mountain Climb…donate!
Red Dwarf on…Dave!