Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

VerityExtraIDO4Gallifrey One is right around the corner, and we can’t wait for our “In Defense Of” panel! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we get our In Defense Of fix before the con so Lynne and Tansy can participate (since they [sadly] won’t be at Gally). Deb comes up with a doozy for defense. Lynne breaks Deb. And there are many, many laughs.

And Deb and Erika talk a bit about what they’re looking forward to at Gally!


Related links:
Our other In Defense Of eps
Gallifrey One
LI Who

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VerityEpisode102As promised, for our year of firsts, we’re taking you back to the very beginning! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we dive into the very very first Doctor Who story, “An Unearthly Child”. We’ve all seen the first episode more times than the latter three, but we have a surprising(?) amount of positivity about the rest of the story. Those cavemen aren’t half bad!

What do you think of the Doctor’s first onscreen outing? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Lazy Doctor Who covers “An Unearthly Child”: Part 1, Parts 2-4

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VerityExtraChibnallSchedule be damned! When there’s Doctor Who news this big, we throw gently set the spreadsheet aside. Join Deb, Erika, and Tansy as we talk about our feelings upon hearing Steven Moffat will be stepping down after season 10. And just as importantly, we discuss our hopes and fears for the Chris Chibnall era to come. Of course, the news that we won’t have any new Doctor Who until the Christmas special is quite something as well. We’ve got sadness and joy, hope and fear, excitement and meh.

What about you? What was your reaction to all the news? Let us know in the comments!


Bonus link:
Erika’s tweet in the Radio Times

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VerityExtraContinuityErrorsWelcome to our first “first” Extra! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we dip back in time to look at Steven Moffat’s first official contribution to the world of Doctor Who. It’s a short story called “Continuity Errors”, originally published in the Decalog 3: Consequences collection. We find lots of very familiar ideas and spend some delightful time comparing these elements to elements of his televised stories.

Have you read “Continuity Errors”? If so, what did you think? Did you recognize many of the same tropes you’ve seen on TV? Or did you read it first and recognize his televised stories as similar to this? Let us know in the comments!


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VerityEpisode101It’s the first official episode of our fourth year! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we start off our year-of-firsts with “Rose”, the first episode of Doctor Who‘s 2005 re-launch! We discuss our thoughts (if any) at the announcement of the show’s return, our reactions to the episode as it aired, and our feelings about it now.

There’s also some fascinating LiveJournal archaeology and at one point, Erika has a “Liz” moment. It’s loads of fun to kick off a new year!

What do you think of “Rose”? And were you excited about the show’s return? Were you nervous? Or did you not even know about it at the time? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Press reactions to “Rose”
Doctor Who: Project Who?

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VerityExtra2016Happy 2016 everyone! Have we got a year planned for you! Join Deb, Erika, and Tansy as we chat about what’s in store for this year’s theme. We’re going with “firsts”!

What Doctor Who-related items will you try for the first time this year? Anything you’d like to hear us talk about? Let us know in the comments!


Related links:
Verity! In Defense Of…
Lazy Doctor Who
Our ep 100/3rd anniversary give-away

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Happy holidays to you and happy 100th (proper) episode to us! In honor of both these lovely occurrences, we’re giving away three Amazon gift cards, each for $25. (Note: If you’re not in the US, it’ll be an Amazon gift card for $25 USD converted into the local currency. If you’re not in a place that has Amazon, we’ll work something else out.)

To enter, leave a comment on this very post! Doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Just say “Happy Holidays!” or somesuch. And remember, if you’re Verity! patron, you’re entered automatically! (So please don’t comment because that would be cheating.)

We’ll draw the winners on Friday, January 8, so enter soon!

As usual, we’re not going to check up on the winner to see how they spend it. If you want to use it to buy paper towels or lawn and garden equipment, more power to you. But if you want to keep in the Doctor Who spirit as you spend, we each have a fun suggestion for you:

Good luck everyone!

ETA: Congratulations to our winners: Joshua Glisson, Melvin Pena, and Autumn Kowalyshyn! We’ll be contacting you via email.

Thanks to everyone who entered!



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