Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

VerityEpisode49-210It’s finally here! New episodes of Doctor Who are rolling out at long last. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we try to remember how to talk about new episodes of our favorite show. Who am I kidding, we not only talk about it, we talk about it a LOT. But hey, what did you expect? New series! New Doctor! We just couldn’t help ourselves! And surprise! We don’t agree! Who loves Clara’s reaction to the Doctor’s regeneration? Who doesn’t? Listen and see!

And let us know what you think about the new Doctor and his introductory story! We’re curious to see if our listeners are as divided as we are!

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Bonus links:
Our brand-spanking new Patreon page!
Otters that look like Benedict Cumberbatch by Red Scharlach
Doctor Who Cast & Crew – “500 Miles”

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Yes, I know that makes 4 cents.

Both Liz and Lynne have blogged about their thoughts on Deep Breath! They just didn’t do it here. Please be so kind as to continue on to their personal blogs to see what they had to say!

Liz: Everything I Loved About Deep Breath

Lynne: Thoughts on Deep Breath

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VerityExtraS8 Preview-210IT’S ALMOST HERE! Pardon the shouting, but we’re a bit excited. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we talk about what little we know of the upcoming Series 8. We also have a nice little discussion about out spoiler policy–and spoilers in general. Poor Erika does too much Verity! homework and learns more than she wants. Lynne experiences ratatouille and bitterness. Kat wants you to serve her fangirly whims. And Deb is apparently on a first-name basis with Steven Moffat.

What are you most excited about in series 8? Let us know (in a spoiler-free manner!) in the comments! And let us know your thoughts on spoilers too!

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Related links:
Mr. Chris from The Pharos Project snapped a pic of us “on the big screen”
Radio Free Skaro’s trailer coverage
Bridging the Rift
“I have a theory…it could be bunnies”
Doctor Who World Tour playlist
The Ultimate Companion
The Ultimate Time Lord
Series 8 fan-made opening
Deimos (Big Finish audio w/Paul McGann & the Ice Warriors)
Rachel Talalay
Sheree Folkson
Series 8 episode titles (and more)
BBC America Deep Breath time change

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VerityEpisode48-210Welcome to an aesthetically-oriented episode of Verity! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we take a look at monsters/aliens/villains from a design perspective. Which baddies look great? Which don’t? Does a fleshed-out back story that dovetails with the design help or hinder? And of course, we save time for our most (and least!) favorites! It’s a fascinating discussion that almost breaks Deb at one point–not every DW design choice was a wise one. Sometimes a cape in and of itself *is* the superhero.

What do you think of monster design? Do you have favorites or ones you think work well? Poorly? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus links:
Doctor Who Monsters and Aliens (w/pictures!)
DashCon
Watsonian vs Doylist perspectives on fiction
A bear walking upright

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VerityExtraPTCommentary210You asked for it! (Or at least enough of you did to beat out the other choices.) This Extra! sees the first of our two listener-voted commentaries! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we chatter over the Sylvester McCoy classic, “Paradise Towers“. Or rather, we’ll be talking over it if you play your DVD while listening to us. (Queuing instructions included in the ‘cast.)

And before the commentary, Lynne tells us about her exciting new project!

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Uncanny links:
Website
Kickstarter

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Contest Winners!

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Thank you all for entering our first Big Finish contest!  We’re thrilled so many of you listened to the episode, tweeted, commented and were generally enthusiastic about one of our favorite Doctor Who things. Yes, Big Finish is definitely one of our nuggets of Doctor Who delight. ;-)

So, without further ado, the winners of our Big Finish Giveaway:

1.  Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories – averypleasantpineapple
2.  The Council of Nicaea – Lesson17
3.  Doctor Who Companion Chronicles: Starborn – Elwyne74 (Elisabeth)

And the Grand Prize Winner of the three audio package:

Topgeargirl12 (Claire Hardiker)

Congratulations to you all! To our winners – please leave a comment to this post and we’ll send you an email with further instructions on how to claim your download. And for all those who didn’t win, please check out Big Finish’s Anniversary Sale for great deals on Doctor Who audios. But be prepared, you won’t be able to stop at just one!

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VerityEpisode47-210This week we are sadly Deb-free, but we forge ahead without our fearless leader. Join Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we discuss the role of politics in Doctor Who. How big a role does politics play in Who? Turns out, a bigger role than some (or at least one) of us expected. How do we feel about the Doctor getting involved? That seems to depend largely on context.

What do you think about the role of politics in Doctor Who throughout the ages? And what are your thoughts on the Doctor’s role in politics? Let us know in the comments!

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