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Tegan and Ace (They’re Both Aces)

Were you as excited as we were to see Tegan and Ace in the preview following “Legend of the Sea Devil”? Heck, yeah you were! And if you’re a Modern Who fan who is wondering what all the fuss was about, don’t worry, we’ve got you. This week Deb and Lynne discuss Tegan and Ace, what makes them fascinating characters and what classic Who stories are good primers to watch before the 13th Doctor’s finale.

How do you feel about Tegan and Ace? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Warriors of the Deep Dive

We kick of our as-yet-unnamed 2022 theme with a look at Sea Devils! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we discuss this Fifth Doctor “workplace tragedy” and the Doctor’s general history with the Sea Devils and their cousins the Silurans. 

How do you feel about “Warriors of the Deep”? Does your “cringe memory” make you hate it? Or do you think it’s just fine? Love the Myrka? Hate the lighting? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

And if you have ideas for deep-dive topics for this year, pop a comment on the post for our 2022 theme announcement!

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Our Ladies of The Visitation

It’s time for more Comfort Who — this time from Lynne! Join Deb, Erika, Kat, and Lynne as we discuss a story that turns out to be pretty comfort-filled for all involved!

Is this story a Comfort Who story for you? Why or why not? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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The TikTok dude who tests out historical recipes
Torchwood: The Dollhouse from Big Finish
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We Sing in Praise of The King’s Demons

It’s Tansy’s turn in the Comfort Who driver’s seat! Join Deb, Erika, Kat, and Tansy as we talk about the ever-delightful “King’s Demons”. Received fan wisdom is just straight-up wrong once again. (Except maybe about Kamelion. Maybe.)

Is this story a comfort for you? Why or why not? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Companion Piece: Women Celebrate the Humans, Aliens and Tin Dogs of Doctor Who
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205 – Yule Logopolis

This week we have the seventh story from the seventh year of the only Doctor to stick around that long. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk over the 4th Doctor’s exit.

How do you feel about “Logopolis”? Is it a touching exit? A bunch of nonsense? A boring slog with just a few moments of joy? Let us know in the comments!

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118 – Washing Clothes in Adriclandia

verityepisode118It’s another old-school first! This time, it’s the first episode directed by Fiona Cumming (though not her first association with Doctor Who), as well as the first Fifth Doctor episode. There’s A Lot of fun to be had. And yes, sometimes there’s a quote so good you just have to give up on shoehorning the DW ep title into the podcast ep title.

What do you think about “Castrovalva”? Do you love the script and direction and acting and everything else all the time? Or did you get bored with the tromping through the forest? Let us know in the comments!

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Verity! won a Parsec Award! (As did Uncanny Magazine Podcast and The Incomparable)
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks
The astronaut mansplainer
Companion Piece: Women Celebrate the Humans, Aliens and Tin Dogs of Doctor Who
Toby Hadoke’s Who’s Round – interview with Fiona Cumming

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