Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

VerityEpisode58Welcome to what’s probably the least enthusiastic episode of Verity! this series. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we mull over what we thought of this episode. While there are no real strong feelings about the story, we’re unanimous in our appreciation of the direction of Sheree Folkson. If nothing else, this was a gorgeous episode! And of course, we make time for some more examination of the Danny-Clara-Doctor triangle.

What did you think of “In the Forest of the Night”? Were you swept away by the fairy tale? Or bored by the twee? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Abandoned amusement parks
Erik Stadnik, of Doctor Who: The Writers’ Room and The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast
Verity! Revelry group
Gmork scene from The Neverending Story

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VerityEpisode57Welcome to a squeeful episode of Verity! We loved this episode, and we’re not afraid to show it! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we pick this one apart–in a(n almost entirely) good way! Liz manages to come up with some complaints, but they’re almost all laughably minor. Mostly we spend time talking about Clara and the Doctor. And what could be better, really?

What did you think of “Flatline”? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Splendid Chaps (podcast)
The Pumpkin Spice Phenomenon (John Oliver)
Situation Vacant (Big Finish)
Verity! on Pinterest

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VerityEpisode56Finally! An episode that’s less-than-controversial! Well…for the most part. We Verities can find controversy just about anywhere. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we muse over all there is to love about this story. Of course, I did mention controversy…though this time it’s minor and mostly revolves around the flirting (or lack thereof, depending whom you agree with)–but that argument will never die.

What did you think of the mummy? Or the total absence of flirting? Or the addiction angle? Or anything else? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus link:
Total Party Kill (in which Erika plays D&D on the internet)

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VerityEpisode55It’s here! The episode you’ve all been clamoring for. (Or many of you have, anyway.) Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we tackle the big issues (and a precious few that aren’t so big) in yet another divisive episode of series 8. What did we think about killing the moon? Would we have turned off our lights? Did we think it was intentionally evocative of the real-world reproductive rights debate? Do we think the Doctor was justified in his actions? It’ll come as no surprise that we don’t all agree. What we do however, is wade through technical issues to succeed in having a really good conversation about all these things and more.

What about you? Would you have left your lights on? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Paul Cornell’s Shadow Police books: London Falling, The Severed Streets
Kill the Moon reviews:, i09
Love and War (New Adventures novel)
Two-minute Time Lord

The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast

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VerityEpisode54Welcome to a spirited episode of Verity! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we vociferously disagree about the relationship and soldier issues in “The Caretaker”. It’s a boisterous discussion in which we once again prove it’s possible to strongly disagree, and yet still remain fast friends. Which Verity thinks Danny is turning into a jerkface? Who thinks he was justified in everything he said and did? Who can barely form complete sentences at the start of the podcast? And who has the plague? Listen and see!

What did you think about this ep? Is the Doctor a huge jerk? Is Danny? Is Clara? All three? And what about Courtney Woods? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
NYCC (if that’s not a Deb happy thing)
Otters that look like Benedict Cumberbatch
The Matrix

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VerityEpisode53There may be only three Verities this week (Dratted real life interfering with our recording schedule! Hugs to Tansy and her under-the-weather wee one.), but we press on and manage to fill the time with lots of heistey squee. Join Deb, Erika, and Liz as we cover one of the lighter episodes of series 8 thus far. Erika proves she’s not totally heartless and does enjoy the occasional fun ep. Deb doesn’t like aliens who look like Brony cosplayers. And Liz battles a dive-bombing fly.

What did you think of “Time Heist”? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Ocean’s Eleven

Blake’s 7 (“Pressure Point“)
The Audio Guide to Babylon 5
Etymology of “wheelhouse”

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VerityEpisode52The Capaldi goodness just keeps on coming! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we tackle what seems to be another divisive episode amongst Doctor Who fans, and the Verities are no different! Though we do disagree on parts of the story, we can all still come together on our love for Capaldi and Clara. And on our opinion that Deb may have a Moffat problem. (Sometimes an edit is just an edit–or IS it?)

What did you think of Listen? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Doctor Who Legacy
Mary Sue
Erika on Grumpy Listen Fans

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