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Episode 241 – Fantastic Voyage of the Damned

It’s a holiday hindsight episode, but maybe not the cheeriest one? Join Deb, Kat, and Liz as they discuss what turns out to be nobody’s favourite Christmas special. (Yes, Erika titled this episode. Muahahaha!)

Have you rewatched this story recently? If so, what did you think, and how did that compare with how you felt about it in the first place? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!


Happy things:

Liz on Big Finish Podcast
Extra-special thanks to this week’s editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
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Episode 225 – The Snowmen Revisited

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!


Happy things:

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

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Extra! – 7 Fave Xmas(ish) Stories

SCHEDULING NOTE: We won’t be dropping a Verity! ep on New Year’s Day because Doctor Who is dropping that day! In order to get a quorum together to talk about it, our ep (like all the series 10 Verity! eps) will drop over the weekend.

There may not be Doctor Who on Christmas Day, but we’re bringing on the Christmas cheer with this special, super-sized “7 Faves” episode. Join ALL of the Verities: Deb, Erika, Katrina, Lizbeth, Lynne, and Tansy as we do a rapid round of Seven Holiday Favorites. There are the usual suspects drawn from modern Who‘s rich tradition of Christmas specials, plus we veer off-piste and draw on Big Finish stories, classic Who canon (that may or may not have the most slight, tenuous grasp to anything remotely holiday-related) Doctor Who spinoffs, and short stories. It’s a mixed bag of holiday(ish) goodness.

What are your favorite Doctor Who holiday stories? Leave us a comment or drop us a tweet and let us know. And don’t forget to enter for a chance to win one of seven Big Finish Audio downloads during our 7th Anniversary Giveaway!


Bonus Links:
Liz’s “Doctor Who Stories of Christmas Cheer (That Are Not Christmas Specials) blog post (This explains so much…)
Tansy’s “A Very Big Finish Christmas” blog post
Juliette McKenna’s Doctor Who Christmas short story “Who the Dickens…?” (Download Link is in the blog post)
Our Seventh Anniversary Giveaway
Support Verity! on Patreon!

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Episode 154 – Twice upon a Time of the Doctors

Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and season’s greetings to all! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we discuss the latest Doctor Who Christmas special–yet another regeneration episode. Who cried? Who didn’t? Who’s not ready to think about the 13th Doctor? Who wants to crash right into the new era? And what did we all think about the themes and execution of “Twice upon a Time”? There’s only one way t find out!

What did you think of this final send-off for so many of the on- and off-screen talent? Let us know in the comments!


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126 – The Return of Doctor Mysterio (Yeah!)

verityepisode126Our last first of the year is the first episode of 2016 (finally!), “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, and Lynne for an almost-full set of Verities discussing this comic book pastiche and whether it succeeded wildly or failed mildly.

Did you love this Christmas special? Did you think it was just okay? Did you see it in the theatre? Let us know all these things (and anything else you have on your mind about this year of firsts) in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Lynne’s blog post about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Graham Kibble White’s additional blog post on Verity!
Inverse‘s article about comic book Easter eggs in the Xmas ep

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Ep 100 – The Husbands of River Song that Never Ends

VerityEpisode100Huzzah and hurrah! We’ve reached 100 (numbered) episodes! Plus, it’s our three-year anniversary! What a lovely Christmas present. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we celebrate this big, round milestone and talk about River, River, River and her delightful chemistry with Peter Capaldi. And as ever, we digress and touch on stuff like casting decisions, Philip Hinchcliffe, and Star Wars.

Don’t forget to enter our 100 ep/3-year anniversary giveaway by leaving a comment over on the giveaway post! But if you’re one of our Patreon supporters, you’re entered automatically! (And as always, THANK YOU!)

How did you like “The Husbands of River Song”? Was it a fitting send-off for a great character? Did it leave you wanting? Do you think we’ll see River again? Would you even want that? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Lazy Doctor Who
The Memory Cheats
It Was Alright In the…
Radio Free Skaro #508

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