Radio Free Skaro #199 – Doctor Who and the Homo Reptilia

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Radio Free Skaro #199 – Click here to listen

It shaped up to be a good week for the Three Who Rule on account of the return of some of their favourite classic series monsters, the Silurians (aka Eocenes, aka Homo Reptilia). “The Hungry Earth”, the episode in which they made their first successful appearance in 40 years (see what we did there?), also had a distinctly classic feel to it, making one almost feel like we were watching Jon Pertwee’s Doctor and UNIT battling with cave monsters in the 1970s (aka the 1980s). Onwards!
Show Notes:

Skaro Shop…Buy Our Stuff!
Episode Eight…The Hungry Earth
The Hungry Earth…Ratings!
Amy’s Choice…Appreciation Index!
The Vampires of Venice…Final Viewing Figures!
Cold Blood…7PM Start Time!
Vincent and the Doctor…June 5!
Vincent and the Doctor…Synopsis!
Karen Gillan…Back for Series Six!
Series 5…Finale Titles!
Episode 10…Advance Screening!
Episode 12…Advance Screening!
Doctor Who…Live!
TV Choice…Fictitious Nominations!
BBC…Shownar!

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5 Comments on “Radio Free Skaro #199 – Doctor Who and the Homo Reptilia

  1. I can’t help anyone else, but I really loved this episode. It totally had a “classic series” feel to it. That was without question a major reason I liked it so much.

    It was great seeing the Doctor not taking crap off of someone. I simply wonder if he’s going to be forced into working against the Silurians again. Oh well…

    Love the new Silurian look.

    I guess the true test of an episode is if it keeps you coming back for more, and this one sure has me champing at the bit to see Cold Blood.

  2. Enjoyable episode of RFS — thanks.

    On the Eurovision, I think you’ve missed the point, especially concerning the one of you (sorry, forget which) who watched the first hour and then switched off. Eurovision is something you enjoy in a camp, fun, celebratory and derisory way, with the scoring at the end the primary reason for watching. The only reason for watching all the songs is to get to the scoring, which is a riot. Anyway, it is great news that this year we get Doctor Who and Eurovision — result!

  3. I agree with Chris that the Silurians look too much like humans. It doesn’t fit with the claim of completely separate evolutionary histories. Weak science sauce.

  4. I can’t help anyone else, but I really loved this episode. It totally had a “classic series” feel to it. That was without question a major reason I liked it so much.

    It was great seeing the Doctor not taking crap off of someone. I simply wonder if he’s going to be forced into working against the Silurians again. Oh well…

    Love the new Silurian look.

    I guess the true test of an episode is if it keeps you coming back for more, and this one sure has me champing at the bit to see Cold Blood.

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