IT’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!
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)
Series 8 episode titles (and more)
BBC America Deep Breath time change
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Welcome 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!
Doctor Who Monsters and Aliens (w/pictures!)
Watsonian vs Doylist perspectives on fiction
A bear walking upright
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You 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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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!
This 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!
Download or listen now (runtime 1:08:23)
We at Verity! often jabber on about Big Finish, but this time we thought we’d let some experts do the jabbering for us. Join Deb, Erika, and Liz (who is actually one of the experts in question) as we chat with a couple special guests. Yes, we have not one, not two, but three Big Finish writers in the house! Una McCormack makes an overdue return, and we’re delighted to welcome Caroline Symcox to the podcast!
If you’ve ever been curious about what the Big Finish process is like, this is the Extra! for you. And if you have a favorite BF audio, do tell us in the comments. We’re always all ears for recommendations (and specifically, recs for where to start)!
Also, do you like free stuff? Well, then be sure to enter our Big Finish giveaway! Three people will win download codes for three different stories (Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories, The Council of Nicaea, and Starborn [by Jacqueline Rayner]), and a fourth lucky winner will win codes for all three!
Twitter entries are preferred: use “#BreakingBubbles from @bigfinish” to enter! If you’re not on Twitter, we’ll accept comment entries here as well. (No other social media though. Two entry sources are enough to comb through. Wouldn’t want to miss anybody!)
Download or listen now (runtime 44:57)
This week we do lots of talking about villains who don’t. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we discuss what makes silent villains so creepy and effective. We also discover just how many Moffat-baddies are non-talkers (or mostly non-talkers). And do stick around for a particularly interesting tangent about gender roles and power dynamics in communication. This Verity! ep gets positively analytical! Almost scholarly! Almost.
And of course, let us know who your favorite quiet killers are–or weigh in on the deeper debate about communication in general. Or both!
Download or listen now (runtime 1:12:31)