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Posts tagged ‘Hindsight Is 2020’

Episode 232 – The Caves of Androzani-Jerk Reaction

We’re back with another received fan wisdom hindsight check. Join Deb, Erika, and Tansy as we talk about “The Caves of Androzani” and whether it really belongs at the top of all those fan polls. Is it the greatest Doctor Who story of all time? Or is is “a lot of men being unpleasant in the dark”?

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? Do you agree with its placement in fan polls? Let us know in the comments!

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Episode 231 – Timelash Extensions

Time for another received fan wisdom hindsight check. Join Deb, Katrina, Liz, and Tansy as they discuss “Timelash” and whether it really belongs at the bottom of all those fan polls.

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? Do you agree with its placement in fan polls? Let us know in the comments!

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Collective happy thing because Liz sneaks it in: “Marco Polo” on vinyl!

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Episode 230 – All Night Terrors

Hindsight strikes again! Join Deb, Katrina, Liz, and Lynne as they chat about Liz’s choice to revisit, “Night Terrors”.

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? Let us know in the comments!

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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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Erika’s post on “Blink” as a Doctor Who starter story
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Episode 228 – The Rings of Akhaten Things I Hate About You

Time for another bit of hindsight. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we discuss Deb’s modern Who pick to look back at, “The Rings of Akhaten”. Fandom really hates this one. And we (mostly) didn’t love it the first time around. Do we now? Have we grown souls (according to Liz)? Listen and see!

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? And how do you think this story compares to “Vincent and the Doctor”? Let us know in the comments!

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The Real Black British History Behind #DoctorWhoBlackout
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Episode 227 – The Eye of the Scorpion King

As promised, the Verities dive into Big Finish! Join Deb, Katrina, Lizbeth, and Tansy as they discuss a Doctor Who audio drama, The Eye of the Scorpion.

Have you listened to this story? Did you revisit it for this podcast? Let us know in the comments!

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Episode 226 – Reflections In the Forest of the Night

This week we reflect on another story that wasn’t a hit right out of the gate. Join Deb, Katrina, Lizbeth, and Lynne as they discuss how they feel about “In the Forest of the Night” lo these several years on. We also get to hear Lynne’s pick for her “hindsight is 2020” episode to revisit.

Have you reflected on “In the Forest of the Night” recently? If so, what did you think? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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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!

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Episode 224 – Our Un-Favourites (Part 2ish)

It’s time for the second(?) part of our first hindsight project! Join Deb, Liz, and Tansy as they talk about Doctor Who stories that didn’t really work for them the first time around — and what they remember of those stories. There’s a sizable side-trek into Big Finish as well.

Do you have a Who story that didn’t hit right for you the first time around? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Extra-special thanks to this week’s guest editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
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Episode 223 – Our Un-Favourites (Part 1ish)

Our theme, Hindsight Is 2020, finally gets into gear! Join Deb, Erika, and Katrina as we talk about Doctor Who stories that didn’t really work for us the first time around — and what we remember of those stories. (Don’t adjust your set. Those cloister bells belong there. Trust us.)

Do you have a Who story that didn’t hit right for you the first time around? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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