Radio Free Skaro #852 – Happy Times and Places

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BREAKING NEWS KLAXON! Everything old is new again as only a week after the introduction of Ncuti Gatwa as the new Doctor, the BBC and Russell T Davies have announced the return of David Tennant and Catherine Tate to the show in a series of specials that…could be pretty much anything, given Mr. Davies’ proclivity for mystery. What are the Three Who Rule’s take on this stunner of an update? You can probably guess from our previous rantings and/or praise, but tune in anyway! All of this is not to overshadow a corker of an interview with Who expert, actor, podcaster and Friend Of The Show Toby Hadoke, along with news of tat, annuals, Big Finish goings-on, and the Timelash! So please, if you will, Allons-y!

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Radio Free Skaro #851 – Ncuti Gatwa is The Doctor

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Lo and behold, a new Doctor Who has appeared! Ncuti Gatwa is the new (but interestingly, not announced as the 14th) Doctor, as seen by an interview on the BAFTAs red carpet with Gatwa himself and one Russell T Davies. With months to go before Jodie Whittaker’s final foray as her incarnation of the Doctor and more waiting besides after that, let the baseless speculation commence! We also have news from Big Finish, Dominic Glynn’s historic Korg synthesizer can be YOURS (for a price), and the ever-present Timelash! But most importantly…GATWA!

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Radio Free Skaro #850 – The Memory Cheats

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This week in the first (of two?) Radio Free Skaro episodes, it’s the final revenge of STATS! at least until the Autumn and the Three Who Rule examine how Legend of the Sea Devils did in a historical context, a gripping start to an episode featuring Big Finish news, the return of the Terry Nation Army, the ever-present Timelash and, as a special treat, an interview with author Richard Molesworth about his new book The John Nathan-Turner Doctor Who Production Diary 1979-1990!

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Radio Free Skaro #849 – Running Out the Clock in Florida

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To the dread of Warren and delight of Steven and Chris, STATS return (and they are abysmal) for “Legend of the Sea Devils”, which spins off into a multi-faceted diatribe on the current state of streaming, including the abject failure of CNN+ and the rapid descent (more STATS) of Netflix’s subscriber base. But lest you think there’s no Doctor Who content we have news of Jo Martin and Sacha Dhawan joining the ranks of Big Finish, comics and Gallifrey One hotel booking info, and rounding it all out…The Timelash!

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Radio Free Skaro #848 – There Should Have Been Another Way

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It’s a live episode of Doctor Who and a livestream of Radio Free Skaro as the Three Who Rule don their flippers and talk in low whispers about “Legend of the Sea Devils”, a veritable gumbo of Thasmin, piracy and pieced together but somewhat enjoyable nonsense. But hey, how about that densely packed next time trailer that you’ll have to wait to see until October (maybe?). In the meantime, revel in our Timelash-ing, the Cushing films adding a couple K to their filmic resolution, a DWM action figure spectacularo and more! Li-s-s-s-s-t-e-n!

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Radio Free Skaro #847 – Our Flag Means Death

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With a week to go before Sea Devils become Legendary, the Three Who Rule are trawling through what little promotion has eked out of the BBC and its subordinate broadcasters to divine just what we’re in for as of April 17. But that day will not only mark the return of our soggy beaked friends but also the debut of a new dramatic Doctor Who podcast called Doctor Who: Redacted, the return of the LAX Marriott HOTELPOCALYPSE on May 6, Peter Capaldi at 18 meeting Jon Pertwee, and the final episode of our Classic Series Commentary for “Planet of Evil”!

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Radio Free Skaro #846 – He’s Not That Special

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Doctor Who fandom is aflutter this week with the release of a glorious new trailer announcing the casting of none other than Matt Berry as the new Doctor Who! Of course this was all a cunning April Fool’s jape by none other than Who animator Rob Ritchie, but if you enjoy profane nonsense we highly recommend it. The REAL trailer this week for “Legend of the Sea Devils” also charmed us with its soggy swashbuckling (of seatbelts), and of course we have the usual Big Finish blast of new announcements, Peter Davison convention shenanigans, and the third episode of our Classic Series Commentary for “Planet of Evil”! Enjoy, or be banished to a pit full of anti-matter!

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Radio Free Skaro #845 – Nothing Hill

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Hugh Grant’s short national nightmare is over, as the dapper gent himself dismissed all speculation that he is in the running as the next Dr Who and thus sent the pondering hordes back to their speculations. But you, dear listener, need not ponder about the other news this week as we have not-quite-breaking missives about new “Legend of the Sea Devils” pictures, a trip through the Timelash, a surfeit of Big Finish releases yet to come, many of which are authored by Friend Of The Show and Verity! co-host Lizbeth Myles, and Part Two of our “Planet of Evil” Classic Series Commentary! Contain that anti-matter!

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Radio Free Skaro #844 – The 4H Club

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Another fallow week of news and surprisingly little tat as we tap our toes and twiddle our thumbs in anticipation of “Legend of the Sea Devils” but we do have confused old person ramblings about Fortnite, nostalgic old person waxings in The Timelash, and the first part of our elderly Classic Series Commentary musings about the classic 1975 Doctor Who story “Planet of Evil”!

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Radio Free Skaro #843 – Paint It, Black

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It’s another week where the Doctor Who news is thin on the ground and Christopher Eccleston offhandedly calling multi-Doctor stories a “cash grab” is grist for the clickbait mills but hold on to your hats, because we have a Miniscope about Ian Stuart Black, the writer of not only “The Savages”, but also “The War Machines” and and AND “The Macra Terror”! Buckle up, crab enthusiasts!

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