Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

A new year means a new theme for Verity! Join Deb, Katrina, Liz, and Lynne as they talk about what 2021 has in store for the podcast.

What kinds of things are you looking forward to this year? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!


Deb’s appearance on Who & Company
Verity! Episode List Spreadsheet
Extra-special thanks to this week’s editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
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Comments on: "Extra! – 2021-derful" (11)

  1. I love hearing that y’all are watching random stuff, too. I have spent the past (nearly) year binging various K-dramas, C-dramas, and the occasional J-drama. My new happy place!

    • Scott Boswell said:

      Is that ‘C’ for Canada or China? I guess not Cameroon or Chile or Columbia or . . . lol!

  2. Eric Gjovaag said:

    In the lead-up to the actual reveal, I thought the theme might be comedy in the show, This could be an amusing sub-theme for the year. Once you actually revealed the theme, the first story I thought of was “Delta and the Bannermen”. That’s one of my off-the-beaten-track comfort watches. Thanks to the link to the spreadsheet, I see you have done it (and I may have to go back and listen to it again some time this year). But another topic I thought of that you might want to tackle is “The Sarah Jane Adventures”. Hey, if you’re going to do some “Torchwood”, you may as well go to the other end of the spectrum as well. SJA is some good old-fashioned twentieth-century “Doctor Who” wrapped up in a kids’ show. And since 2021 marks ten years (REALLY?) since Elisabeth Sladen’s passing, it may be a good occasion to look at a few stories from that series.

    And I am totally with Liz, this is the year to do “The Time Monster”!

  3. Rebecca Rondomanski said:

    I love this year’s theme! Couldn’t be happier- looking forward to the Verities take on things that make you happy. Seeing things through someone else’s eyes makes a difference in the way I see it myself. Sometimes anyway.

    I am also very excited to hear about some of the spin offs and Big Finish.

    I have several episodes that either make me laugh-City of Death comes to mind or that make me feel good and hopeful-The Doctor Dances.

    I want to put this forth for any 4th Doctor fans…Tom Baker’s Scratchman is an absolute gem. Funny, touching, and a very good insight into the 4th Doctor and Tom Baker. No spoilers-if you like Tom Baker you will love it. I got the Audible version where Tom Baker reads it. Worth. Every. Penny.

    Happy 2021!

  4. Morgan said:

    Time Monster please

    What about interviewing other fans about their most fun Finnish experiences? Favourite costume disasters etc. Like a mini-Gallifrey chat when you can’t have the Gallifrey convention

  5. I’m within a few episodes of completing my first run through new Who, and discovering the Doctor was an amazing comfort throughout the pandemic. Been listening to the corresponding Verity podcast since season seven or eight and it has really enriched my viewing experience. Excited to start listening in real time just as you chose this perfect theme for 2021.

  6. 00:00 – [SHOWS UP LATE TO PARTY]
    05:15 – [THINKS:] Ooh! Does this mean we finally get to hear Liz’s definitive enumeration of every single thing that’s wonderful about “The Time Monster?!? =:oo

    08:20 – …Er, I think my “YAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!” just woke the neighbours. =:o]

  7. For me, I am so thankful that Series 12 came along when it did. Series 11, Series 12, and the Thirteenth Doctor were very comforting during the pandemic; so much so that (in addition to re-watching all of Modern Who) I re-watched just Series 11 and 12 in their entirety three times each in 2020. In particular, I find The Witchfinders by Joy Wilkinson (where we find out that the problem is not that women are witches, but that the problem was that the establishment did not want women to be witches – i.e. curious and outspoken) and Fugitive of the Judoon by Vinay Patel and Chris Chibnall (centered on four very different women, two of whom are struggling with their identities – and shared identity) are particularly comforting stories.

    A Who-adjacent media that I have found exceptionally comforting is the fourth volume of the Thirteenth Doctor comic (A Tale of Two Time Lords: A Little Help from My Friends) featuring Thirteen and fam, as well as Ten and Martha. It is just a joyous and satisfying story (both emotionally and plot-wise). I would love to hear an episode of Verity! that discussed either this volume or the range of Thirteenth Doctor comics.

    I have quite enjoyed the Verity! forays into Modern Who over the past couple of years, with the Old and New Who Pairing mini-series, and last year’s Hindsight (which highlighted two of my personal favorites Midnight by RTD and The God Complex by Toby Whithouse).

    I love the Master Verity! Episode List – Public and have been using it this year to listen to every corresponding discussion after I watch (mostly for the first time) Classic Doctor Who stories. I have, however, noticed a couple of omissions and an error:

    -Episode 121: Goodbye Martha Jones examines the Utopia, Sound of Drums, Last of the Time Lords three-parter (not noted in the Master DW Episodes list).
    -Episode 120: K-9, In Good Company examines the Doctor Who spin-off, K-9 and Company (not noted in the Other Doctor Who Media list).
    -A tiny error on line 241 of the Master DW Episodes list in the fourth column.

    Also, Verity! itself has been a big comfort during the pandemic! I am so thankful that the six of you have been discussing Doctor Who for nearly a decade!

    • Thank you so much for pointing out the errors/omissions in the spreadsheet! I think they’re all fixed now. Do let us know if you notice anything else that’s out of place!

  8. You are welcome. Thank you for adding/changing!

    I did come across a couple more possible omissions:

    -Extra! – Day One, Chibnall-Style (05/04/16) discusses a Torchwood episode.
    -Extra! – A Touch of Class (10/26/16) discusses the first episode of spin-off Class.

    Tiny error:
    -Enlightenment (row 149) mistakenly notes Tansy as a participant in the ‘Participants’ column.

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