Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

Time for another bit of hindsight. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we discuss Deb’s modern Who pick to look back at, “The Rings of Akhaten”. Fandom really hates this one. And we (mostly) didn’t love it the first time around. Do we now? Have we grown souls (according to Liz)? Listen and see!

Have you revisited this story recently? If so, what did you think, and how did that compare with how you felt about it in the first place? And how do you think this story compares to “Vincent and the Doctor”? Let us know in the comments!

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The Real Black British History Behind #DoctorWhoBlackout
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Verity! BlackOut

We strongly believe the events happening in the United States surrounding the death of George Floyd as well as the systematic racism and police brutality that killed him, call for soul searching and reflection. As a result, we’ve pulled this week’s episode of Verity! Instead we urge you listen to Black voices in Doctor Who, like Time and Relative Blackness in Space (#TARBIS) by Black Girls Create, Black voices in social media like Ava DuVernay and Kenidra Woods, and, most importantly, Black voices in your community.

Rather than listening to us, listen to them.

Never be cruel, never be cowardly… Remember – hate is always foolish…and love, is always wise. – The Doctor


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As promised, the Verities dive into Big Finish! Join Deb, Katrina, Lizbeth, and Tansy as they discuss a Doctor Who audio drama, The Eye of the Scorpion.

Have you listened to this story? Did you revisit it for this podcast? Let us know in the comments!

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This week we all just needed a quiet conversation about what is bringing us comfort and grounding us through the pandemic. We cover both Doctor Who and non-Doctor Who comforts. There’s rather a lot of talk about canning.

What is keeping you going through all this? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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It’s been a while since Deb has brought out the monsters in the Verities. Join her as she puts Lynne, and Tansy through the ringer with some tough choices.

Which monstrous decisions would you have made? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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This week we reflect on another story that wasn’t a hit right out of the gate. Join Deb, Katrina, Lizbeth, and Lynne as they discuss how they feel about “In the Forest of the Night” lo these several years on. We also get to hear Lynne’s pick for her “hindsight is 2020” episode to revisit.

Have you reflected on “In the Forest of the Night” recently? If so, what did you think? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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This week we go waaaay back to the beginning! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we re-visit the story we reviewed on our very first (proper) podcast episode ever! Kat wasn’t able to join us for that, so we get her eight-year-old hot take.

Did you revisit “The Snowmen”? If so, what did you think? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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This is another very silly Extra, and two of us had no idea what we were going to do when we sat down to record! Join Deb, Erika, and Liz as we latch onto an internet meme and determine what modern Doctor Who quarantine houses we’d want to be in. We also spend some time building new, classic Doctor Who quarantine houses to choose from:

House 1
5th Doctor
Polly
Liz Shaw
Graff Vynda-K

House 2
2nd Doctor
Barbara
Romana 1
The (Delgado) Master

House 3
3rd Doctor
Jo Grant
Leela
The (Roberts) Master

House 4
1st Doctor
Romana 2
Harry Sullivan
Lady Adrasta

House 5
4th Doctor
Ian
Sarah Kingdom
Lady Peinforte

House 6
6th Doctor
Ace
Jamie
Vivien Fay

Which houses would you choose? Let us know in the comments!

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It’s time for the second(?) part of our first hindsight project! Join Deb, Liz, and Tansy as they talk about Doctor Who stories that didn’t really work for them the first time around — and what they remember of those stories. There’s a sizable side-trek into Big Finish as well.

Do you have a Who story that didn’t hit right for you the first time around? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Our theme, Hindsight Is 2020, finally gets into gear! Join Deb, Erika, and Katrina as we talk about Doctor Who stories that didn’t really work for us the first time around — and what we remember of those stories. (Don’t adjust your set. Those cloister bells belong there. Trust us.)

Do you have a Who story that didn’t hit right for you the first time around? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Extra-special thanks to this week’s guest editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
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