No, that title doesn’t mean we’re fighting amongst ourselves (though it’s true we’re not in total agreement about this week’s topic). Join Deb, Erika, Liz, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about Richard Marson’s new biography of Verity Lambert, Drama and Delight: The Life of Verity Lambert. Verity did an awful lot more than just launching Doctor Who. Her successes ranged from television to cooking to friendship. We chat about it all and discuss whether we thought the book succeeds as a biography.
Will you be running out to nab this book? Let us know in the comments!
Drama and Delight The Life of Verity Lambert (paperback version–click the link in the text above for hardback)
The Life and Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner
Verity! Extra! – Matt Smith, Adieu and JN-T Ado
Adam Adamant Lives!
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…Or as Deb so aptly put it on the Verity! spreadsheet: “Hey you! What are you doing in my TARDIS?” Join Erika, Deb, Liz, and Lynne as we talk about how the companions end up with the Doctor in the first place. There are lots of different ways and reasons folks end up aboard the TARDIS. Some do it on purpose, some are complete accidents. Some seem to have fallen out of favor in the new series, and we wish they’d make a comeback!
What kinds of companion arrivals are your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
Erika’s essay about Nyssa
Everyone’s Just So So Special by Rob Shearman
David Tennant says Rose was the Doctor’s girlfriend
Watsonian vs Doylist
Huge thanks to all our April Fools’ Day participants:
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It’s April Fools’ Day, so we thought we’d bring you something a bit lighter than usual. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we discuss the totally-canonical (according to some) PR1ME computer ads Tom Baker and Lalla Ward did in the early 80s. Wait. I should be clearer–Tom and Lalla did these Australian commercials AS the Doctor and Romana. And they are a glorious thing to behold. If you haven’t already seen them, do yourself a favor!
So what do you think of these commercials? Totally canon? Or just totally fun?
PR1ME Computer ads (YouTube)
PR1ME Computer ads (transcript)
12th Doctor in five TARDIS console rooms!
Paul Cornell is writing the summer crossover Doctor Who story for Titan Comics!
Peter Capaldi sings “Happy Birthday” at the Doctor Who Experience!
New 10th anniversary YouTube video from John Smith!
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It’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!
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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER CAITLIN WALSH!
For 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!
9th Doctor Comic:
Writer Cavan Scott’s Website with updates
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
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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!
- Deb has warm-fuzzies about all the great, creative, non-Doctor Who stuff she and her Doctor Who-loving friends are doing:
Galactic Suburbia is five years old!
Wendy the Weeping-Angel Barbie!
Erasing Sherlock (book by Kelly Hale)
Love and War (novel by Paul Cornell)
The Marian Conspiracy (Big Finish audio)
Peel and Steed
Mulder and Scully
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