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Episode 233 – Midnight on the Firing Line

Today’s recording is as cozy as the episode. Join Deb and Erika as they discuss another story that often lands near the top of the Doctor Who polls. Is “Midnight” as good as its rep? We dig in!

Have you watched 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!

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Shared happy thing: CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON RETURNS TO DOCTOR WHO in 12 new 9th Doctor stories for Big Finish!!!

Extra-special thanks to this week’s editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
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Episode 229 – Do Blink

Time for more hindsight. Join Deb, Erika, and Katrina as we dip back and see if “Blink” is really all that or if our views have changed over the years.

Have you revisited this story recently? If so, what did you think, and how did that compare with how you felt about it in the first place? How do you feel about it as a Doctor Who intro story? And has that changed? Let us know in the comments!

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Happy things:

Erika’s post on “Blink” as a Doctor Who starter story
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208 – 7 Nation Army of Ghosts/Doomsday Tripper

Okay, this “7” is a stretch but we made it work. Join Deb, Lynne, and Tansy as we dissect the rollicking, emotional, and devastating story duo of “Army of Ghosts” and “Doomsday”.

We give credit to 8 y.o. RTD (the obvious creator of the Dalek v. Cyberman smackdown) while calling out the emotional manipulation he inflicted upon both Jackie and Rose. But we all come together in our adoration Yvonne Hartman’s confidence (and tailoring) and Mickey Smith’s swagger.

What are your favorite bits of this, literally, epic two-parter? Or was the emotional manipulation just a bit too much? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Happy things:

Extra-special thanks to this week’s guest editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
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203 – The Unicorn and the Wasp’s Nest

This week is another “Lucky 7” with the seventh episode of series 4. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we talk about mysteries, celebrity historicals, classism, racism, and how we deal with media created by people with views we abhor.

What do you think of “The Unicorn and the Wasp”? And how do you deal with stories created by people whose views harm you and/or people you love? Let us know in the comments!

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Happy things:

The Incomparable Ep 166 – I Assume Everyone Is Awful
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193 – The Idiot’s Lantern Down for What

It’s another “lucky 7”! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we discuss the seventh episode of series two, “The Idiot’s Lantern”. This story didn’t age as well as some of us hoped, but it does leave us with a lot to talk about.

How do you feel about this episode? Let us know in the comments!

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Episode 159 – A Perfect (Roman) Match

2018 brings another new Verity! feature: Perfect Match, in which a Verity selects a classic Who story and a modern Who story that go together…for whatever reason. Join Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we compare and contrast Tansy’s perfect match: “The Romans” and “The Fires of Pompeii”.

What ties do you see between these two stories? How has storytelling evolved between these two tales, and how does that affect the show? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Also covered:

Bonus links:
Lazy Doctor Who Covers “The Romans”
New Who novelisations
The Fires of Vulcan from Big Finish

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Episode 149 – Here Come the Drums Here Come the Drums

Our year of loves and lasts hits another love. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we discuss an episode that Kat really loves: “The Sound of Drums”. Yes, you read that right. Kat loves a 10th Doctor episode, and we find out why! We also talk about why the rest of us like it. There are numerous reasons, including Jack and the Master and good old Martha.

Why do you love (or not love) this ep? Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

Bonus links:
Our ep that covers “The Five Doctors”
Our ep about Martha’s last (proper) episodes

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Episode 146 – The Pit of the Impossible Satan Planet

Now that series 10 is over, our year of loves and lasts continues with a love. A lot of love. Two episodes of love, in fact! Join Deb, Erika, and Tansy as we dip back into series 2 with a two-parter that Deb just loves: “The Impossible Planet” and “The Satan Pit”.

Do you love these eps like we do? Do you find the same bits a tad uncomfortable? Other bits? No bits? Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

Bonus link:
Erika prepares to watch “The Satan Pit”

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Episode 128 – Lynne’s Love: Frocks and Fireplaces

verityepisode128It’s high time we started on the love part of our year of love and lasts. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we cover Lynne’s love, “The Girl in the Fireplace”. Liz and Deb do some LJ fanthropology, Erika has a change of heart, and Lynne gushes about France and frocks. Of course we do our usual random-tangent thing too. X-men fighting leprechauns, anyone?

What did (and do) you think of this ep? Do you love it like Lynne or hate it like an old-school Rose/10 shipper? Or somewhere in between? Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

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Lynne’s Two Cents: What I Did For Love

I’m totally bummed to have missed out on the Who’s In What discussion, so I thought I’d weigh in on some of the things I have experienced because they have Doctor Who actors in them.

Some of them were excellent, and some of them were… experiences. So, here you go. Benefit from the rabbit holes that I have explored. 🙂 (more…)