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Episode 239 – Sega Genesis of the Daleks

Time to turn our hindsight on another beloved Doctor Who story. Join Deb, Katrina, Liz, and Tansy as they discuss “Genesis of the Daleks”, how it holds up, and what watching it in 2020 felt like.

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:

Every Single Doctor Who Story (Correctly) Ranked From Best to Worst (by Liz)
Extra-special thanks to this week’s editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
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188 – Soul Asylum of the Daleks

We start off our year of sevens with the first story in series 7a. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we discuss “Asylum of the Daleks”. Sure there are Daleks, but there’s relationship angst, and we really dig into that, which should surprise nobody.

Have you (re)watched this story recently? Let us know what you think about it in the comments!


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Pond Life (omnibus)
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Ep 187 – Resolution OF THE DALEKS

Happy New Year to one and all! Especially happy because we have some current Doctor Who to discuss! Jon Deb, Erika, and Tansy as we dig into this “Resolution” of series 11.

What did you think about this ep? Was it a better finale than the previous episode? Did you miss the Daleks? Let us know in the comments!


Happy things (and one sad thing):

Hammer House of Podcast watches Dr. Who & the Daleks
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123 – Verity! Has the Power!

verityepisode123It’s an animated discussion on this ep of Verity! Join Deb, Liz, and Tansy as they talk about “The Power of the Daleks”–the newly-animated version! (Apologies if you’re in the US and haven’t seen the whole thing yet.)

Did you/will you see it in the movie theatre with a bunch of fellow fans? Have you watched it at home? What did you think? Let us know in the comments!


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109 – Resurrection of a Dalek

VerityEpisode109Back to new Who series 1! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we talk about Rob Shearman’s resurrection of the Doctor’s most iconic enemy, the Daleks. We do a little “fanthropology” and talk about how we each felt watching this story when it first aired and whether we feel any different now. It was a turning-point episode for some of us, but does it live up to the memories? Listen and see!

What do you think of “Dalek”? Is it still (or was it ever) amazing? Or does TV from 11 years ago look too different to take as seriously? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus links:
Erika’s sad TARDIS coat blog post
Lazy Doctor Who covers “Dalek”
Jubilee (Big Finish play)

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105 – Chatty Daleks

VerityEpisode105We’re back to 60s Who this week with the next installment of season 1. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we talk about all seven parts of “The Daleks”. We chat about how they compare to their modern counterparts, TARDIS team-building, praise for info-text, and the social context of a really rather dark story. Also Lynne has a cold and Liz hates the nickname “P-Cap”.

How do you feel about “The Daleks”? Do you recommend watching it all in one go like Erika did? Do you prefer the Peter Cushing film? Do you agree that Barbara is “made of awesome”? Let us know in the comments!


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Bonus links:
Dr. Who and the Daleks
Verity!’s Dalek episode
Lazy Doctor Who covers “The Daleks”

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Extra! – In Defence Of…

VerityExtraIDO3That’s right! We’re back with another edition of In Defence Of! (And yes, now that I live in Canada, I’ve started spelling it with a “c”. Sometimes.) Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we try (oh golly do we try) to defend the topics and concepts our dear sweet CRUEL listeners have suggested. “Dimensions in Time”? The eyebrow agenda? The Dalek episodes with the pig people? And even more! This wasn’t easy, but it sure as heck was fun!


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Verity! Episode 44 – The Next Big Thing

VerityEpisode44-210On this week’s episode, we begin by talking villains, but quickly discover that our topic goes far beyond them. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we discuss how Doctor Who has never quite recaptured the lightning-in-a-bottle that was Dalekmania. Or did it? How did merchandising factor in to subsequent villains (and non-villain characters)? What show elements do we wish had taken off more than they did?

Listen and see! Then tell us what you think in the comments!


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Bonus link:
Cousin Oliver

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Verity! Episode 27 – Pepper-Pot Party

VerityEpisode27-300The Doctor and his companions aren’t the only ones who’ve been around for 50 years this month. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we detour into the realm of villainy and discuss the dreaded Daleks! Dalekmania hit hard in the 60s, inspiring toys, films, more toys, and even a song! Listen in as we Verities talk about all these things and more. Which stories are the most definitive Dalek stories? Which are our favorites? Are the Dalek movies worth checking out? “Tune in” and see!


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Dalek links:
Dr. Who and the Daleks
Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.
“I’m Gonna Spend My Christmas with a Dalek”
Rifftrax: Dr. Who and the Daleks

Bonus links:
Neil Gaiman writing a new Doctor Who E-Book
Erik Stadnik from Various Podcasts
Chip from Two-minute Time Lord
Graeme from Reality Bomb
Messing with Sasquatch

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