Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

VerityEpisode42-210This week’s ep starts with several announcements (including a contest!) and our usual Doctor Who happy-things. After that, we get down to business with a fascinating and surprisingly multi-faceted topic. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we talk traitors–those baddies (and occasionally goodies) who sell out their own people and side with the invaders, oppressors, and other villains. Why do they do it? What motivations are the most interesting? Which lend themselves best to scenery-chewing?

Now the usual chit-chat is out of the way, let’s get on to more important things, like a CONTEST! If you want to win a copy of Paul Cornell‘s new novel The Severed Streets, leave us a comment below and let us know! (Personal recommendation: Do enter to win! I really enjoyed the first book, London Falling, and I can’t wait to dig into this one!)

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Comments on: "Verity! Episode 42 – Life, the Universe, and Traitors" (57)

  1. I agree that the most satisfying traitors are the ones that think they’re doing the right thing, but realise the error of their ways and redeem themselves just before the end of the story, usually by sticking their fingers up at the REAL baddies and getting zapped for it. I’ve always had a soft spot for the very quislingy (and very shiny) Controller in ‘Day of the Daleks’.

    Still, the unredeemed traitors who are just in it for their own personal jollies can be great fun too, but only if they’re played by someone who can devour the scenery with gusto. I suppose the ultimate example is Soldeed in ‘The Horns of Nimon’…

  2. Fern Strong said:

    Hope it’s not to late to enter. I’m a little behind listening to the podcast.
    Thanks

  3. Richard Gill said:

    I listened to this on my iPhone before reading the full title and thought you kept talking about “traders” (instead of “traitors”) until about 10 minutes before the end. And as a linguist, this embarrasses me!

  4. Bethany K. Warner said:

    Loved “London Falling” and can’t wait to read the new one!

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