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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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Ep 69 – Ace is Ace!

VerityEpisode69This week we focus on one companion–the winner of our Verity! companions poll! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne, as we talk about Ace! Our personal feelings about Ace as a companion are mixed, but we all agree (mostly) on her importance as a companion. It’s pretty easy to draw a line between Ace and Rose, and we do just that! We also chat a lot about Ace: as compared to other women on screen at the time, as a character to identify with (or not), and as a tuxedo-wearer.

What are your feelings about Ace? Do you love her attitude? Or does she put you off as a viewer? Or something in between? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus links:
The Web of Queer podcast
Two Girls, a Guy and a TARDIS podcast
Paul Booth (who was recently interviewed on Radio Free Skaro)
Human Nature (the novel by Paul Cornell)
The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast on Damaged Goods

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Verity! Episode 6 – All Seven and We Watch Ace Fall

VerityEpisode6It’s official! We have finally made our way back to the classic series. This week Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne discuss the virtues (and possible lack thereof–though not according to Liz) of The Curse of Fenric. It’s new to Deb, it might as well be new to Erika, and it’s clear Liz and Lynne have seen it a few times.  Just a few…

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Also covered:
Ice Warriors!
Doctor Who 50th Celebration, ExCeL London!
Calgary Expo!
Long Island Doctor Who!

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