Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

VerityEpisode63The year is almost over, but there’s still time to finish out our year of villains in style! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about the times when the TARDIS has crossed over to the dark side–or seemed to. Or at least acted a little tetchy. Okay, so we realize “villain” is a bit of a strong word, but there were certainly times the TARDIS was antagonistic. And we cover a lot of examples! Here’s a list of (I think) all the stories we talk about in this ep:

What other examples can you think of? Let us know in the comments. And let us know what you think of the TARDIS as a “baddie”!

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Also covered:

Bonus link:
Zoe’s spangly pantsuit (scroll down to number 11)

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VerityExtraGunfightersThe moment you’ve been waiting for (if your name is Liz, anyway) has arrived! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we do the second of our listener-voted commentaries. This time we take a trip to the inconsistently convincing old west with 1966’s “The Gunfighters”.

So queue up your DVD (or Hulu+), hit play when we do, and then pop into the comments below and tell us what you think!

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Related links:
Verity! Paradise Towers commentary
Radio Free Skaro covers “The Gunfighters”

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VerityEpisode62For the second year running, the kind folks at Chicago TARDIS let us do our thing in front of a live audience of Doctor Who fans. Such fun! Join Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we chat about the con and then talk about topics suggested by the audience!

Apologies for the possibly-incomplete show notes this time around. I was on stage and didn’t take my usual copious notes. If we mention something there’s no link for, leave a comment (or tweet us) and we’ll hook you up with some more info!

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Links!
Big Finish
Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories (by [among others] Liz!)
The Seeds of Doom
Shipping
Steven from Radio Free Skaro interviewed Billie Piper

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VerityExtraNicolaBryantNow that new Doctor Who is done for a while, it’s time to bring back the Extras! And we’re kicking them off in style–with an interview! Deb chatted with Nicola Bryant at LI Who, and she had some interesting things to say, both about Big Finish, and about being a female actor through the years.

Before the interview itself, join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we talk about Peri’s evolution throughout the course of her Big Finish appearances. Want to check out Peri in audio form, but don’t know where to start? It will come as no surprise that we have suggestions! (Also favorites!)

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Where to start:

Favorites:

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CONTEST IS CLOSED.

Congratulations to Bob Phillips, winner of the $25 Amazon gift card!  Thanks to everyone who commented and to all of our Patreon contributors for their support. Stay tuned for more give-aways in 2015!

While it is not “officially” our 100th episode, Episode 61 marks the 100th time we’ve brought you a bit of Verity! goodness. We thought that was as good a reason as any to thank our amazing listeners and, in particular, all of the fabulous people who have contributed to our Patreon campaign.

So, to celebrate, we’re giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate!* You can put this toward the purchase of the soon-to-be released Series 8 Box Set or maybe pick up that classic DVD that you need to round out (or begin!) your Doctor Who collection. Whatever you decide, make it fabulous.

To enter, leave a comment below and we’ll announce the winner HERE and on Twitter next Wednesday, November 26. If you’ve contributed to our Patreon campaign, you don’t have to do a thing – you’re already entered to win!

Thank you for all of your support, comments, Tweets and general good will during the past 100 recordings. We can’t wait for the next 100!

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*If the winner lives in a country without access to Amazon, we will offer a comparable prize.

VerityEpisode61Now that it’s all over, we look back at Series 8 as a whole. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, and Tansy as we discuss the characters and themes that made series 8 what it was. We didn’t love everything, and (of course) we didn’t all love the same things. But we (again, of course) find plenty to chew over after this, one of the most challenging series of Doctor Who to date.

What did you think of S8? Did it hang together well? Was it inconsistent? Was it consistently disappointing? Always awesome? Or somewhere in between? And perhaps most importantly, how much did you love Capaldi (and his hair)?

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Also covered:

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VerityEpisode60And with that, it’s over–for another six weeks, anyway. Series 8 has come to a close, and its final episode has rather a lot to chew over. Join Deb, Erika, and Katrina as we delve into some of those elements: Missy/The Master, Clara as the Doctor, the evolution of lying, the self-realization of the Doctor… There are so many elements, however, that some of them will be left for next week, when we have many Verities to talk about the whole shebang–it’s our Series 8 wrap-up!

What did you think of the series finale? Was it a perfect culmination of a fantastic series? A fitting culmination for a lousy series? Or something in between? Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

Bonus links:
Reality Bomb
The Memory Cheats

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