Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Radio Free Skaro #72 – Invasion of the Third Guy


At a record-shattering hour and a half, this episode of Radio Free Skaro delves into the recent Invasion 2008 convention held over the weekend in the UK, and attended by our very own Third Guy. Thanks to him, we also have audio of the one, the only Tom Baker holding court with many fans on matters great and trivial. There’s also some nonsense about Torchwood and dribbles of news, but it’s mostly recountings of madcap adventure amongst the Whovians.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

14 Responses to “ Radio Free Skaro #72 – Invasion of the Third Guy ”

jabberwocky says:

For Chris everyone is short in comparison to him. Mainly because he suffers from gigantism.

jabberwocky says:

I don’t think you have to worry to much about airing something that chris recorded when he wasn’t suppose to. after all you guy have been using what piece of music at the end of each RFS episode for how long now. besides I don’t think Warren or Steven will have to worry since they are in Canada. Its Chris that’s going to have to watch his back. After all how many 6′ 8″ Canadians are living in The UK.

I Am Steven says:

Yeah! You best watch your back, Burgess. And lay off the brain tonic!

Jean-Paul Samson says:

One of the more interesting facts glossed over during the podcast was that the Third Guy has taken up smoking again. Must be a British thing.

Jean-Paul Samson says:

I think I should mention that Anneke did a convention in Edmonton in spring, 1997. I showed my face for the opening ceremonies and her interview and autograph session, but bypassed the rest of the convention, which was largely Babylon 5 and Star Trek focused. I think Vlad even told me to shut my trap at some point. Just imagine, me a loud mouth! The Third Guy apparently boycotted this convention, though none of us can remember the reason why at this point.

jabberwocky says:

Ah yes Earth station, I was there for that con, though I have to say, why would Vlad tell you to keep your mouth shut? I don’t remember seeing to much Star Trek except for the people going around in Costume, The con was indeed heavy on the B5. Strangest thing at the con was one of the founding members of the old 10-0 club going around looking like Sammy Hagard, though now he likes to be called Kristeen.

Warren says:

That’s Uwe, he had a sex change sometime in the mid-90’s. As for Vlad being cranky about something fandom-related…I don’t believe it! 🙂

Jean-Paul Samson says:

Why would Vlad tell me to shut up? I was sitting at the back of the room and whined that the music videos they were running were repeats from the 1988 Doctor Who convention. As I recall, they used the same basic titles during the opening ceremonies, this nine years on (e.g. 2001 theme music).

Jean-Paul Samson says:

Oh, and if anyone wants to seek out the Master, Eric Roberts is currently in Edmonton shooting an episode for an upcoming NBC horror series. Maybe I Am Steven can score the first celebrity interview for RFS!

I Am Steven says:

I walk by the building where he’s filming every day! In fact, I sometimes ENTER that very building! Why haven’t I got the interview already?

Do you think he even remembers the TVM anymore? It was 12 years and 188 B- and C-movies ago.

Jean-Paul Samson says:

Sure Eric Roberts remembers. Heck, he was the main guest at the big Chicago TARDIS Doctor Who convention in November:

Chris Burgess says:

Roberts was interviewed for that Master box set supplement was he not? As I recall he spoke fondly of the TVM and seemed to remember it well enough.

And yeah, I have no idea why I wouldn’t have gone to that con. As I said to Sean, it was likely because of the B5 focus and I’ve never seen B5.

Jean-Paul Samson says:

If that Eric Roberts TV show is doing location work, I think I may have just found where they’re shooting… about a 10 minute walk from where I live. There are production trailers scattered all around downtown St. Albert. I’ll pop down there now and again to see if anything is going on. It was pretty dead this afternoon.

greg fink says:

The earthstation con was a lot of fun. Friend of mine and I paid Anneke’s way to the show. She was one of the best guests I ever saw at a convention.

Vlad wasn’t the only admin for that show who was upset that weekend. they all were. I should know as I was one of them.

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