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Posts tagged ‘Ace’

209 – Nightmare in Silver Nemesis

It’s back to the 7th Doctor’s era for another 7&7 chat. Join Deb, Erika, and Liz as we talk about Doctor Who‘s 25th anniversary story, “Silver Nemesis”. AKA, “Remembrance of the Daleks…Again”.
What do you think of this story? Is received fan wisdom correct this time? Or is this episode pure gold silver? Let us know in the comments!
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207 – Ghost Light My Fire

7&7 brings us back to the 7th Doctor! Join Deb, Lizbeth, and Lynne as they discuss “Ghost Light”. They do talk about things other than Ace-in-a-tux, but let’s face it, that’s one of the more important aspects of this story.

How do you feel about Ghost Light? Or about Ace in a tux? Let us know in the comments!
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201 – Cyanide and Happiness Patrol

Happiness will prevail! Join Deb, Lizbeth, and Lynne as they discuss the noir, the camp, the political, and the social aspects of this 7th Doctor-and-Ace story.

What are your thoughts about “The Happiness Patrol”? Let us know in the comments!

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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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Radio Free Skaro live show with Patricia Quinn
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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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Hammer House of Podcast
Andrew-Mark Thompson
Malorie Blackman on Desert Island Discs
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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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Bonus links:
slash goggles
Torchwood “Out of Time”

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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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