Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

VerityEpisode110It’s a classic-Who first! Join Deb, Erika, and Katrina as they talk about the first Doctor Who story written by a woman, Barbara Clegg’s “Enlightenment”. Not for the first time, Erika and Kat go against received fan wisdom and are lukewarm at best toward this story. Good thing Deb is here to balance things out.

What do you think of “Enlightenment”? Are you drawn in by its fascinating concepts? Or left cold by a lack of connection to what’s happening on screen? Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

Bonus link:
Our Amazon Giveaway goes until May 27!

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VerityExtraStormWarningIt’s an audio-based Extra! this week! Join Deb, Erika, and Liz as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first televised appearance of the 8th Doctor by talking about his first audio appearance! That’s right, it’s Storm Warning. And because we love Big Finish so much, we digress a LOT and talk about many other Big Finish stories we love–whether they include 8 or not. When it comes to DW audios, it’s near-impossible to keep us on track, and we’re A-OK with that!

Have you heard Storm Warning? If so, what do you think of it? And do you think it’s a good starting place for a new BF listener? Let us know in the comments!

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Related links:
Our TVM 20th anniversary giveaway!
Tansy’s post on where to start
Inconceivable!: This is How We Lost America in the First Place

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Woo! Giveaway time! This time we’re back to good old Amazon. We’re giving away a $25 gift code! Ostensibly, this is in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the TV movie, so you could use this to order the special edition DVD. But as always, we won’t police what you get.

To enter, leave a comment on this very post! (Not on Facebook or a re-blog of the post. Entries must be made here on our site.) You don’t have to say anything momentous. Just say “Hey!” Or tell us what you think you might spend this on if you win.

And remember, if you’re Verity! patron, you’re entered automatically! (So please don’t comment, because that would be cheating.)

I’ll draw the winner on Friday, May 27th so be sure to enter before then.

Good luck everyone!

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VerityEpisode109Back to new Who series 1! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we talk about Rob Shearman’s resurrection of the Doctor’s most iconic enemy, the Daleks. We do a little “fanthropology” and talk about how we each felt watching this story when it first aired and whether we feel any different now. It was a turning-point episode for some of us, but does it live up to the memories? Listen and see!

What do you think of “Dalek”? Is it still (or was it ever) amazing? Or does TV from 11 years ago look too different to take as seriously? Let us know in the comments!

Pop over to our giveaway post to enter!

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Also covered:

Bonus links:
Erika’s sad TARDIS coat blog post
Lazy Doctor Who covers “Dalek”
Jubilee (Big Finish play)

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VerityExtraDay1Time for another first-based Extra! (Which is sadly sans-Deb–damn real world!) Join Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we talk about Chris Chibnall’s first foray into the televised Doctor Who universe. It’s not an ep of DW, however. The first he wrote was the second episode of Torchwood, “Day One”. It’s a solid start that gets the series rolling with lots of delicious character interaction and provides much-needed visibility for bisexual people. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it.

Have you seen “Day One”? Did you enjoy it as much as we did? Or is “camp-noir” not for you? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus link:
Time Unincorporated: Volume 3

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Redbubble

Woo! Giveaway time! This time a $25 Redbubble gift certificate! Redbubble has oodles of sweet fannish merch. Just in time to build out your summer wardrobe with fandom goodness.

To enter, leave a comment on this very post! Doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Just say “¡Hola!” Or tell us what kind of fannish merch you’ve got your heart set on.

And remember, if you’re Verity! patron, you’re entered automatically! (So please don’t comment, because that would be cheating.)

I’ll draw the winner on Friday, May 6th so be sure to enter before then.

Good luck everyone!

ETA: Congratulations to our winner: David Good! We’ll be contacting you via email.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

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VerityEpisode108We are all over the map this week! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we discuss all sorts of interesting Doctor Who goodness.

First, we dump our “happy thing” segment and break our no-news rule because the announcement of a new companion is a Big Deal! We’re excited about having a new face in the TARDIS, but the level of excitement varies wildly between Verities.

Next, we continue our run through classic season 1 with “The Edge of Destruction”. It’s a fascinating set piece that delves into the characters of our first TARDIS team in a spooky and often disturbing way. Chillingly delightful!

Finally, we touch on our first missing story, “Marco Polo”. There are oodles of ways to consume this one, and we all did it differently. We compare various methods and talk about the story itself. Opinions vary on this one even more than they do on the new companion.

Oh, and in addition to all that, we’re doing another Verity! GIVEAWAY! If you need some cool fan merch, Redbubble is the place for you, and we’re giving away a $25 gift certificate. To enter, just head over to the Giveaway Post and leave a comment before Friday, May 6th! (NOTE: If you’re one of our amazing, intelligent, attractive Patreon supporters, you’re entered automatically!)

As for the comments section here, let us know what you think of Bill, “The Edge of Destruction”, “Marco Polo”, your favorite Doctor Who comedy podcasts, and whatever else we touched on. We’re all ears!

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Bonus links:
“Real” video by Years and Years (ft Pearl Mackie)
“asBill Evenson”
The Audio Guide to Babylon 5
Lazy Doctor Who covers “The Edge of Destruction” and “Marco Polo”

Download or listen now (runtime 1:41:10) 

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