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Ep 166 – The Greatest Companions in the Galaxy

This mini-arc may have curved all the way off the rails, but we don’t care. Ace is the embodiment of this very idea, and “The Greatest Show in the Galaxy” gives us plenty to talk about. Including, of course, a significant tangent about the history of clowns in popular media. Because why not?

What do you think about Ace’s companion-collecting habits? And do you think she and Mags would have made a good TARDIS team? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus links:
slash goggles
Torchwood “Out of Time”

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Ep 165 – Companions on the Orient Express

Mini-arc #3, companions collecting women companions, starts with the realization that new-Who doesn’t have many great examples of this. Join Deb, Liz, and Lynne as they discuss why that might be and how it works (or doesn’t) in the case of “Mummy on the Orient Express”. Poor Erika, who is absent, takes some serious guff.

What do you think about companions’ companions in the modern era? Are they sparse because of lack of screen time? Is it simply a different type of storytelling? Or something else? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus link:
Verity!‘s previous “Mummy” ep

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Extra – Lynne in the Hot Seat

It’s Lynne’s turn in the “hot seat”! Join Deb, Erika, and Liz as we take turns asking Lynne about Doctor Who, frocks, and life in general!

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Bonus links:
The Prince of Midnight by Laura Kinsale
Tessa Dare
Courtney Milan
Beverly Jenkins
Alyssa Cole
Truly, Madly Viking by Sandra Hill
Jennifer Cruise
Lynne’s Goodreads page
The Chosen Baby

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Ep 164 – A Perfect (Generation-Ship) Match

It’s time for another “Perfect Match”! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we discuss my choice of paired classic and new-Who episodes: “Four to Doomsday” and “The Beast Below”.

Do you think these two make a good pair? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus link:
“The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”

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Extra! – Doctor Who-ish Fandom (Sort Of): The Game!

Hello to all fans of Verity! games! We’ve got another one for you. Liz has wrested control of the podcast from Deb once again, and it’s every bit as delightful as you’d expect! Join Deb, Erika, and Lynne as we try to answer Liz’s nefarious questions about the “history” of Doctor Who, or its fandom, anyway.

Would you have beaten our winner? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus link:
Lynne gets a medal

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Ep 163 – Villainous Women

We’re wrapping up the second mini-arc of our Year of Women! Join Deb, Erika, Lizbeth, and Tansy as we talk about the lady-villains of Doctor Who.

What women actors do we still need to have in Doctor Who? What are your favorite villainous archetypes? And should there be more cloaks? (Yes. Yes there should.) Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

  • Liz is relieved that the pre-Gally-ticket-buying nerves are over and she has her ticket to Gallifrey One 2019!
  • Tansy loves Big Finish’s Torchwood Series 5!
  • Erika cannot wait for Gallifrey One, even though it’s almost a year away!
  • Deb just got ATA Girl and discovered she bought a Big Finish Humble Bundle a while back and now has so much great audio to dive into!

Bonus link:
Lost in Space on Netflix

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Ep 162 – Controlled Scene-Chewing from the Pit

Our celebration of David Fisher-penned female villains continues. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we chat about Lady Adrasta and her cohort Karela. Things get a little bit Snow White and the wicked queen as far as we can tell.

What do you think of this story and these villains? Let us know in the comments!

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