With the fandom explosion(s) over the announcement of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor, it’s time for another Important Conversation on Verity! Join Deb, Erika, Kat, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk (and disagree–surprise, surprise) about what it means to be a Doctor Who fan. We say “boo” to meanness, decry gatekeeping, and debate who gets to define terms like “fangirl”. It’s a great conversation and further proof that it is, in fact, possible to have a reasonable discussion of a difficult topic and still remain calm and friendly.
The Doubleclicks – “Nothing to Prove”
John Scalzi – A Creator’s Note To “Gatekeepers”
Tumblr reactions: ADORABLE Welcoming Twelve comic, AMAZING fanvid of a 12th Doctor opening, and BadAstronomer pithily putting it into perspective
Download or listen now (runtime 43:04)