Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

The first mini-arc of our Year of Women focuses on competent women, and Adelaide Brooke totally fits the bill! Join Deb, Katrina, and Lynne as they talk about Adelaide, her personality, her mission, her decisions, and much more. They also discover a possible tag-line for this year of podcasting: “It’s a whole different story when you change the POV.” Boy howdy.

What do you think about Ms. Brooke? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Kat’s post about 10 kickass ladies
Chicks Dig Time Lords

Download or listen now (runtime 1:13:30) 

Comments on: "Ep 155 – Dark Waters of Mars" (3)

  1. Reblogged this on Confessions of a Curator, Editor, Geek and commented:

    New Verity!

  2. David Thiel said:

    This comment would’ve been better placed on the “Year of Women” episode, but I wanted to make sure it was seen.

    Thinking about female characters from Classic Who I’d love to hear you talk about, three came to mind.

    1) Hilda Winters from “Robot.” Queen Xanxia and Cessair of Diplos deserve a lot of attention, but for smart, competent and ruthless villainy, I’m Team Winters. She is not having any of your nonsense.

    2) Countess Scarlioni from “City of Death.” What does she know about the Count? What does she *think* she knows? My head canon is that she believes herself to be a “beard” in the traditional sense of providing cover for a closeted gay man. (Granted, this is based on my presumption that sex with Scaroth of the Jagaroth is off the table.) And she’s right…except that she’s actually a beard for a genocidal alien from the dawn of time.

    3) Galleia from “The Time Monster.” First, because she’s played by Ingrid Pitt. Second, because she seems to legitimately relish usurping the king of Atlantis and taking the Master as her consort, yet she maintains enough love for her husband to want to spare him. And third, because “The TIme Monster” somehow never came up during the “Year of Love,” and its day is long overdue.

  3. As a huge Star Trek fan, I have to point out re: the humanising of captains, that the entirety of the Ds9 pilot “humanised” Sisko – showing him as a grieving husband, a caring and responsible father who is determined not to let his job interfere with his relationship with his son, a close friend to Dax even though Dax has a new host – before getting his strictly professional demeanour, so at the same point in his character arc as Adelaide’s family references. (YMMV about how he develops after that, of course, and the point still stands about the other Star Trek captains.)

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