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Posts tagged ‘5th Doctor’

I’ve Got The Power of the Doctor

NEW. DOCTOR. WHO. FINALLY. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we flail over our feels after this intensely feel-fueled BBC Centenary special, which just happens to be the final episode of an amazing Doctor that we’re all going to miss.

How did you feel about “The Power of the Doctor”? Did you need Pepto Bismol? Or were you annoyed/confused by all the fan service? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Alien Resurrection of the Daleks

There will always be more Daleks eventually, so the Verities talk about another one of their previous outings. Join Deb, Kat, and Tansy as they discuss one of the many “R” of the Daleks stories!

How do you feel about this Dalek tale? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Arc of Infinity War

Time to revisit a 5th Doctor story with several elements that modern Who has called back to! Join Deb, Erika, and Lynne as we try to escape our real-world feelings by talking about the worlds of Gallifrey and Amsterdam.

How do you feel about this story, and/or Tegan, Omega, Nyssa, etc.? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Planet of Fire the TCE

Hold me closer, tiny Master! Join Deb, Erika, and Lynne as we discuss another Fifth Doctor story and dive into the history of the Master’s favourite toy, the tissue compression eliminator. This story also sees the departure of one companion and the arrival of another!

How do you feel about “Planet of Fire” and the TCE?  Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Don’t Panic! A Coldplay cover fan video for Jodie!
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Warriors of the Deep Dive

We kick of our as-yet-unnamed 2022 theme with a look at Sea Devils! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we discuss this Fifth Doctor “workplace tragedy” and the Doctor’s general history with the Sea Devils and their cousins the Silurans. 

How do you feel about “Warriors of the Deep”? Does your “cringe memory” make you hate it? Or do you think it’s just fine? Love the Myrka? Hate the lighting? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

And if you have ideas for deep-dive topics for this year, pop a comment on the post for our 2022 theme announcement!

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Our Ladies of The Visitation

It’s time for more Comfort Who — this time from Lynne! Join Deb, Erika, Kat, and Lynne as we discuss a story that turns out to be pretty comfort-filled for all involved!

Is this story a Comfort Who story for you? Why or why not? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Torchwood: The Dollhouse from Big Finish
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We Sing in Praise of The King’s Demons

It’s Tansy’s turn in the Comfort Who driver’s seat! Join Deb, Erika, Kat, and Tansy as we talk about the ever-delightful “King’s Demons”. Received fan wisdom is just straight-up wrong once again. (Except maybe about Kamelion. Maybe.)

Is this story a comfort for you? Why or why not? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Companion Piece: Women Celebrate the Humans, Aliens and Tin Dogs of Doctor Who
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Episode 232 – The Caves of Androzani-Jerk Reaction

We’re back with another received fan wisdom hindsight check. Join Deb, Erika, and Tansy as we talk about “The Caves of Androzani” and whether it really belongs at the top of all those fan polls. Is it the greatest Doctor Who story of all time? Or is is “a lot of men being unpleasant in the dark”?

Have you watched this story recently? If so, what did you think, and how did that compare with how you felt about it in the first place? Do you agree with its placement in fan polls? Let us know in the comments!

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Episode 227 – The Eye of the Scorpion King

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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198 – Time-Flight of (the) Concordes

For this “lucky 7”, we dip into the seventh story of season 19. Join Deb, Erika, and Katrina as we once again punch received fan wisdom right in the face.

What do you think about “Time-Flight” is it as boring and awful as the masses would have you believe? Or is it actually pretty fun? And what was your take on the mourning for Adric and Tegan’s “cliffhanger” departure? Let us know in the comments!

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Kat tweets angrily at “Time-Flight”
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