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197 – The Girl with the Dragonfire Tattoo

It’s back to the Seventh Doctor’s era with Mel’s last story and Ace’s first. Join Deb, Erika, and Lynne as we talk about what works for us and what doesn’t. There’s a healthy detour into age-based gender politics, so buckle up!

What do you think of “Dragonfire”? Do you love the look of it like Deb? Do you un-love the look of it like Erika? Do you adore Ace like Lynne? Are you giving massive side-eye to Mel’s departure scenes like we all are? Let us know in the comments!


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Ep 174 – A Kicky-Stabby Remembrance

Our final mini-arc continues with Ace, who bashes and ‘splodes her way though “Remembrance of the Daleks”. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lizbeth as we talk about Ace and her baseball bat and the Nitro-9 she’s not carrying.

What do you think of Ace, both in this story and generally? Let us know in the comments!


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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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Ep 157 – Battlefield, Earths

The final story in our competent-women mini-arc is “Battlefield” another story with a number of women to discuss. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we dig into this classic story. From witch-queens to explosive companions to brigadiers to helicopter pilots, there’s a lot to talk about!

What do you think of the cavalcade of ladies in this story? Let us know in the comments!


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Episode 147 – Survival Kit(ling)

Our year of loves and lasts continues with a rather big “last”. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we discuss 1989’s “Survival”, which was a “last” in many ways, although it wasn’t originally intended as such.

How do you feel about 7’s last full story? What did you think of the Cheetah People’s costumes? Is that infamous line really the nadir of Sylvester McCoy’s performances on Doctor Who? Let us know in the comments!


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(Not) Fake Fanbooking

VerityExtra1stNAIt’s a book Extra! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as they discuss the very first Virgin New Adventures novel, Timewyrm: Genesys. It was the first time through for half of us, the other half of the Verities were revisiting it. While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, and may have a seriously high “ick factor”, we’re all pleased with the existence of the whole novel range. And we spend a good amount of time chatting about that as well.

Are you a fan of the NAs? Have you revisited them and discovered issues you didn’t see the first time through? Or did you never get into them in the first place? Let us know in the comments! We’re intensely curious about this!


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Extra! – Sophie’s So Ace

VerityExtraSophieAldredFor this week’s Extra! we had the opportunity to talk to the delightful Sophie Aldred, and we couldn’t make you wait for that–especially because her Kickstarter for Strangeness in Space still has a few days to go. Do check it out if you’re a fan of sci-fi, comedy, and/or audio goodness! She chats to Deb about that fantastic project, her time as Ace (both on screen and in Big Finish), and what it’s like attending conventions and interacting with fans. It’s a wonderful conversation, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we have!


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