Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

VerityEpisode80That’s right, we’re talking about the TARDIS again! We discussed her villainous tendencies with Lynne and Tansy last year. Now, join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we fold the TARDIS into our Year of Companions. We discuss the evolution of the TARDIS on-screen and how the Doctor’s treatment of her varies by actor and era.

What’s your favorite Doctor-TARDIS pairing? Do you have a favorite (least favorite?) moment between the Doctor and his “wife”? How do you feel about the blatant personification of the TARDIS in the new series? Let us know in the comments!

And be sure to head over to our commentary-picking post to help us determine what wonderful Doctor Who goodness we’ll jabber all over! We’ve already hit our first informal Patreon goal of 120 supporters. We’ll do a second commentary at 125!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
50th anniversary documentaries from BBC America: The Doctors Revisited
Knight Rider
Lazy Doctor Who
Companion Piece

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Verity Patreon w frame


It’s commentary time again! Who’s excited? We are, that’s who! We are also exceedingly grateful to all our Patreon sponsors who’ve made this possible. We’ve already hit our informal goal of 120 patrons! Thanks so much! So that means we’ll be doing one commentary for sure.

As always, we want your input! We’ve each picked a new Who episode we think would be fun to talk over. Please vote for the one you think would be the most fun to listen to. We’ll keep this poll open for at least two weeks, and we’ll announce the winner here in the comments, on Twitter, and on the show!


And we’re mighty close to our goal for a second commentary (125 patrons), so we’re going to think positive and post the poll for that right now. If/when we hit that, we’ll leave this poll open two more weeks to give everyone ample time to vote.


So make your selections, and feel free to lobby for your choices in the comments. I have a feeling the Verities won’t hold back!


VerityExtraParentingThis week the Verities who are parents talk about that. Join Deb, Lynne, and Tansy as they discuss what it’s like to raise children who are fans–and to be a fan as a parent. This my be the most personal Verity! yet.

Are you a parent raising a young DW fan? Let us know about it in the comments! How young did you start your kids on Who? How did you explain concepts like regeneration? We’d like to know!


Bonus link:
Our Patreon page (We’ll do bonus commentaries when we hit 120 and 125 supporters!)

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VerityEpisode79This week we forget an exciting merch-related announcement at the top of the show, so be sure to listen until the very end! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we talk about companions who take on the role of the Doctor. Some do it more effectively than others. Some take to it right away, while most develop the ability after spending more time with the Doctor. And some companions who seem very un-Doctorey indeed have their moments too.

Which are your favorite Doctorish companions? Any moments that stand out to you? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Dalek patterns on Ravelry
Bernice Summerfield
Our US Spreadshirt shop
Our UK Spreadshirt Shoppe

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VerityEpisode78This week we bring you episode 78–really! Pay no attention to Deb’s introduction. Erika isn’t the only one who makes mistakes! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we talk about companion teams. First, we have to define that term and differentiate it from “TARDIS team”. Then we can get into the meat of the discussion–which companions work really really well together? Who can’t you think of without their counterpart?

Let us know your favorite companion teams in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Erika’s grumpy/happy thing: CONsole Room
Down and Safe Liz’s Blake’s 7 podcast
Peter Capaldi w/parachute

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VerityExtraAsk2VeritiesWelcome to a one-of-a-kind episode of Verity! Join Erika and Liz as we try to figure out a way to salvage a recording session gone horribly wrong. (Well, if you consider having only two Verities horribly wrong. As it turned out, it worked pretty well if we do say so ourselves.) Liz had the bright idea to take questions from the listeners–practically in real time! So that’s exactly what we did.

Huge thanks to the listeners who tweeted us questions and made this whole thing possible! If you have questions you’d like to hear us answer in the future, please leave them in the comments!


Related links:
Random Trek
Revolution 60
Brianna Wu
Doctor Who – The High Council

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VerityEpisode77This week we’re talking about the “kids” in the TARDIS. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we talk about the Doctor as a father figure and orphans in the TARDIS. So how does the Doctor do as a parental unit? Is he a trustworthy adult-type? Or as childish as the youngsters he takes in? Or does it vary by era? (Spoiler: it varies!) And as this is the year of the companion, we spend a good amount of time chatting about the young(ish) orphans themselves.

What do you think of the-Doctor-as-parent and the young’uns who travel with him? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
The Audio Guide to Babylon 5
The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who
Total Party Kill
Lazy Doctor Who
Watsonian vs Doylist
Guy In Your MFA

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