Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

VerityEpisode71It’s time to turn our companion-loving eyes toward the ones we can’t actually see. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we talk about the companions who have missing episodes. Some are missing more eps than others. Does that affect how fandom feels about them? Does it affect how we feel about them? How do we like to consume the missing stories? And what are good places to start for someone who’s never tried? All this and more!

Are you a lover/hater/defender of the companions whose episodes are missing? Do you like the telesnaps? Audios? Novelisations? Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

Bonus link:
Our fabulous Patreon supporters!

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Want to win a $25 gift card to comiXology? Sure you do! Thanks to our fabulous Patreon Supporters it’s time for another Verity giveaway! Just leave a comment here (using a current email address so we can contact you if you win) for your chance to win a $25 comiXology electronic gift card. Use it to catch up on the Doctor Who comics we talked about on this week’s Extra or whatever else catches your fancy. We’re not going to check up on you. Probably. ;-)

We’ll draw the name on Wednesday, March 25th, so leave your comments before then!

And remember if you’re a Verity! patron, you don’t need to do a thing–you’re automatically entered! (Only one entry per person so if you’re a patron sit back and relax – you’ve got this covered.)  And yes, if you become a patron any time before the giveaway closes (in a week!), you’ll be entered automatically.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER CAITLIN WALSH! 

VerityExtraComicsFor this week’s Extra, we haven’t watched anything. Instead, we’ve been reading! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we talk about the new(ish) line of Doctor Who comics from Titan Comics. We’ve all read the first five issues of the 10th and 11th Doctors’ series, and some of us have read even farther. We discuss what it’s like to see the Doctor in 2D form and, even more excitingly, we cover the new companions he meets in the pages of these delightful books!

Have you read the Titan comics yet? If so, let us know what you think in the comments! And whether you’ve read them or not, you’re welcome to enter our giveaway–just leave a comment on our giveaway post!

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Interesting Links!

9th Doctor Comic:
Writer Cavan Scott’s Website with updates
Youtube Preview

10th Doctor Comic:
Interview with 10th Doctor Comic Writer Nick Abadzis
Issues 1-5 TPB to be released March 25

11th Doctor Comic:
Interview with writer Rob Williams on plotting the timey-wimey issue 6
Issues 1-5 TPB to be released March 25

12th Doctor Comic:
Titan Comic Announcement

Upcoming Crossover Event:
Hollywood Reporter Announcement
Two-Minute Time Lord interview with writer Paul Cornell
Artist announcement and release dates

Bonus link:
Bookshelf Doctors!

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That’s right. We’re pretty excited about this week’s companion topic. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about the most educated companions–the academics, the doctors, the scientists, and more. What is it about them that makes them appealing? Is there anything that can be off-putting to audiences? Does Romana count? The answer to that last one is debated hotly (but laughingly)!

What do you think of the brainier companions? Do you see yourself in them? Or do you seem them being too full of their own capabilities? Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

Bonus links:
Galactic Suburbia is five years old!
Wendy the Weeping-Angel Barbie!
Erasing Sherlock (book by Kelly Hale)
Giles
Bernice Summerfield
Love and War (novel by Paul Cornell)
The Marian Conspiracy (Big Finish audio)
Peel and Steed
Mulder and Scully
Leverage

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VerityExtraRegenerationIt’s Extra!-time again. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we get a little silly (and tangential…surprise, surprise) while talking about regenerations. What makes a “worthy” regeneration for the Doctor? Which ones make us uncomfortable? What would we like to see in the future? (Besides a better Skype connection…grr.) What would we like to see from the past? All this plus lots of giggles!

What are your thoughts on regeneration? Let us know in the comments!

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Associated links:
Dumb Ways to Die
Love and War (novel by Paul Cornell)

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VerityEpisode69This week we focus on one companion–the winner of our Verity! companions poll! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne, as we talk about Ace! Our personal feelings about Ace as a companion are mixed, but we all agree (mostly) on her importance as a companion. It’s pretty easy to draw a line between Ace and Rose, and we do just that! We also chat a lot about Ace: as compared to other women on screen at the time, as a character to identify with (or not), and as a tuxedo-wearer.

What are your feelings about Ace? Do you love her attitude? Or does she put you off as a viewer? Or something in between? Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

Bonus links:
The Web of Queer podcast
Two Girls, a Guy and a TARDIS podcast
Paul Booth (who was recently interviewed on Radio Free Skaro)
Human Nature (the novel by Paul Cornell)
The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast on Damaged Goods

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Once again, we bring you a Gallifrey One-based Verity! that we recorded while in the same room! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we giggle over convention fun and revel in the rare experience of recording face-to-face. This year’s Gally saw many of the Verities on stage (interviewing!), on panels (being erudite and awesome!), and wandering the lobby and halls of the LAX Marriott (having a lovely time!).

In addition, Deb has a great interview with director Rachel Talalay, who was a bit of a rockstar at this year’s convention.

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Bonus thank-you link:
Roam Mobility (who made it possible for Erika and Kat to stay in touch while conventioning!)

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