It’s a classic-Who first! Join Deb, Erika, and Katrina as they talk about the first Doctor Who story written by a woman, Barbara Clegg’s “Enlightenment”. Not for the first time, Erika and Kat go against received fan wisdom and are lukewarm at best toward this story. Good thing Deb is here to balance things out.
What do you think of “Enlightenment”? Are you drawn in by its fascinating concepts? Or left cold by a lack of connection to what’s happening on screen? Let us know in the comments!
We are all over the map this week! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we discuss all sorts of interesting Doctor Who goodness.
First, we dump our “happy thing” segment and break our no-news rule because the announcement of a new companion is a Big Deal! We’re excited about having a new face in the TARDIS, but the level of excitement varies wildly between Verities.
Next, we continue our run through classic season 1 with “The Edge of Destruction”. It’s a fascinating set piece that delves into the characters of our first TARDIS team in a spooky and often disturbing way. Chillingly delightful!
Finally, we touch on our first missing story, “Marco Polo”. There are oodles of ways to consume this one, and we all did it differently. We compare various methods and talk about the story itself. Opinions vary on this one even more than they do on the new companion.
Oh, and in addition to all that, we’re doing another Verity! GIVEAWAY! If you need some cool fan merch, Redbubble is the place for you, and we’re giving away a $25 gift certificate. To enter, just head over to the Giveaway Post and leave a comment before Friday, May 6th! (NOTE: If you’re one of our amazing, intelligent, attractive Patreon supporters, you’re entered automatically!)
As for the comments section here, let us know what you think of Bill, “The Edge of Destruction”, “Marco Polo”, your favorite Doctor Who comedy podcasts, and whatever else we touched on. We’re all ears!
…except when you do. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we struggle to remember a bunch of Doctor Who firsts. We talk tat, books, Big Finish, and more! That “more” includes fanworks, so I’m including this for Liz once again:
So what were your firsts in these categories? And what other firsts would you like to hear about? Let us know in the comments!
We’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!
Our sojourn through series 1 continues. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we talk about “The End of the World” and, to a lesser extent, “The Unquiet Dead”. (If you want a more in-depth Verity! discussion about “The Unquiet Dead”, check out episode 83.) We talk about Rose’s first proper outings with the Doctor and what they mean to that burgeoning relationship. And yes, “relationship” can mean many things to many viewers.
How do you feel about these episodes? Have your feelings changed as much as Erika’s? Were you a baby-fan like Deb the first time you watched? And how do you view the interactions of Rose and the Doctor in these early outings? Let us know in the comments!
Erika has (mostly) podcast-related joy (no surprise there):
It’s the first official episode of our fourth year! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we start off our year-of-firsts with “Rose”, the first episode of Doctor Who‘s 2005 re-launch! We discuss our thoughts (if any) at the announcement of the show’s return, our reactions to the episode as it aired, and our feelings about it now.
There’s also some fascinating LiveJournal archaeology and at one point, Erika has a “Liz” moment. It’s loads of fun to kick off a new year!
What do you think of “Rose”? And were you excited about the show’s return? Were you nervous? Or did you not even know about it at the time? Let us know in the comments!