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Ep 162 – Controlled Scene-Chewing from the Pit

Our celebration of David Fisher-penned female villains continues. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we chat about Lady Adrasta and her cohort Karela. Things get a little bit Snow White and the wicked queen as far as we can tell.

What do you think of this story and these villains? Let us know in the comments!

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Ep 161 – Stones of Justice

Our villains mini-arc continues with a duplicitous dame. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we dig into Viven Fay (aka Cessair of Diplos, aka the Cailleach, aka many other names). With many many many tangents to celebrate the greatness of Beatrix Lehmann as Professor Amelia Rumford.

Are you a fan of these two? Let us know in the comments!

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Ep 160 – The Villainess of Venice

It’s time for another year-of-women mini-arc, y’all! Join Deb, Erika, and Lynne as we begin to focus on villains. Our first foray into the territory of lady baddies starts in Venice in 1580: Rosanna Calvierri in “The Vampires of Venice”.

What do you think of this story, this villain, her motives, her species, her biology, and (most importantly) her collar? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus links:
Verity! ep 40 (our year-of-villains ep about women)
Joanna Russ’ We Who Are About To

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Extra! – Timelady Lalla

Before we start our next Year of Women mini-arc, we thought we’d cap off our Competent Women arc by sharing an interview with Lalla Ward. She played one of the most competent women in the history of Doctor Who, Romana! Join Deb and Erika as they briefly chat about the interview, which took place at LI Who in November, 2017, and then please enjoy the interview!

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Extra! – Erika in the Hot Seat

We’ve got another new feature for you this year: “the hot seat”! Join Deb, Katrina, and Tansy, as they grill Erika about…well, about anything at all! It’s like a Verity-only version of Ask Verity Anything!

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Links:
Who Against Guns
Steven’s LEGO baseball field

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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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Extra! – Gallifrey (One) Stands

Another wildly successful Gallifrey One is in the books! From the silly to the sublime to the truly moving, it was a weekend to remember. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we reminisce about the amazing weekend that was.

Were you at Gally as well? Share your highlights and memories in the comments!

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PS: Click here for more info about the #WhoAgainstGuns promo that precedes this Extra!

Related links:
“In Defense Of” champs Riley Silverman, Sarah, and The Master
The Incomparable Game Show (featuring cheese negotiations)
Radio Free Skaro and the Seven Keys to Doomsday (Gally kickoff show)
Gangsters theme song
Joy Piedmont and Paul Booth (of Gally’s Academic Track)
Alyssa’s (Whovian Feminism, This Week in Time Travel) write-up of Deb’s “Gallifrey Waits No More” panel (and tweet thread)
Reality Bomb Episode 054 – Live at Gallifrey One
Hammer House of Podcast
Verity! tumblers!

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