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Extra! – 2017: Love and Lasts

verityextra2017It’s a short, intimate Extra! today. Join Deb and Erika as we introduce our topic for 2017. We’ll be mirroring 2016’s theme of “firsts” by talking about “lasts” and endings. We’ll talk about the final appearances of companions, Doctors, behind-the-scenes folks, and possibly other items! But we don’t want a year of downers (let’s face it, many goodbyes are sad sad sad), so we’re balancing that with the theme of “love”. We’ll also talk about love in Doctor Who as well as things we love about it!

And of course, we’ll be talking about series 10 when that airs. Hooray for new episodes of our show!

What firsts and loves would you like to hear us yammer on about? Let us know in the comments!

Here’s to a happy 2017 for all of us!

^E

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126 – The Return of Doctor Mysterio (Yeah!)

verityepisode126Our last first of the year is the first episode of 2016 (finally!), “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, and Lynne for an almost-full set of Verities discussing this comic book pastiche and whether it succeeded wildly or failed mildly.

Did you love this Christmas special? Did you think it was just okay? Did you see it in the theatre? Let us know all these things (and anything else you have on your mind about this year of firsts) in the comments!

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Bonus links:
Lynne’s blog post about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Graham Kibble White’s additional blog post on Verity!
Inverse‘s article about comic book Easter eggs in the Xmas ep

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125 – Genocide of the Daleks

verityepisode125We did it! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we discuss the very last first for the year. We’re finishing off series one with “Bad Wolf” and “The Parting of the Ways”. We talk about this two-parter as well as its place in the context of all of new Who as a season-ender, and it gets a little personal as we discuss how Doctor Who has impacted our lives.

What do you think about these two eps? Do you think they’re the best example of RTD’s finales? And how did you take the regeneration? Was it your first? Or was this process old news to you? Let us know in the comments!

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Extra! – Verity! Looks in the Mirror (Again!)

verityextrapodcasting2It’s another introspective Verity! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we take our turn talking about the genesis of the podcast and what we’ve gotten out of/learned from it.

Have you listened from the beginning? Or started recently and dipped back to old episodes? Do you think we’ve changed or grown? As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

^E

Related links:
Quinn Rose
SF Squeecast
Galactic Suburbia
Castria
Total Party Kill
Our interview with Louise Jameson
Two-minute Time Lord
The Audio Guide to Babylon 5
Tansy’s books

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124 – Walkin’ to Paris

verityepisode124As the end of 2016 nears, we’ve come to our final classic Doctor Who story of season one. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we talk about the season one finale (and whether it really deserves the term finale). Also, Lynne is in Chicago, Liz has some epic Happy Thing Flail, Deb uses the blessed term “fanthrpological”, and Erika mentions Lazy Doctor Who probably too many times.

What did you think of the Doctor’s first season, and of “Reign of Terror” in particular? Let us know in the comments!

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Extra – Happy Things at Chicago TARDIS

verityextract2016Chicago TARDIS was, once again, a delightful experience for Lynne and Erika. They are joined by honorary-Verity, Amber Ensign (Erika’s sister!) as they discuss what made this year’s con great.

Apologies if you were expecting a special live version of “In Defense Of”. We had a blast doing it on the main stage this year, but the tech gods were not with us, alas.

If you were there in person and would like to share some memories of the con, please feel free to do so in the comments!

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123 – Verity! Has the Power!

verityepisode123It’s an animated discussion on this ep of Verity! Join Deb, Liz, and Tansy as they talk about “The Power of the Daleks”–the newly-animated version! (Apologies if you’re in the US and haven’t seen the whole thing yet.)

Did you/will you see it in the movie theatre with a bunch of fellow fans? Have you watched it at home? What did you think? Let us know in the comments!

^E

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