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Ep 99 – Party Like it’s Series #9

VerityEpisode99It’s always a party when we have all six Verities in the house! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, Lynne, and Tansy as we squee and muse and generally chat about series 9. It’s tons of fun and less chaotic than you might expect. And as always, we veer into thinky territory as we discuss whether this season really is the most feminist of new Who (or whether it’s really feminist at all). There’s lots to cover, and we enjoy the heck out of covering it.

What did you think of series 9? Where do you weigh in on the question of this series’ feminism? What do you think of Clara’s arc? The hybrid (or lack thereof)? Let us know in the comments!

And don’t forget to enter our Big Finish giveaway!


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Ep 98 – Hell Bent out of Shape

VerityEpisode98Series 9 has come to a close with quite a bang. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we break down Clara’s end, the Doctor’s homecoming, gender-flipped regenerations, elegant storytelling, season-ending spectacle, and much more. There’s a healthy amount of squee and flail, but not everyone is in hyper-happy mode, so it’s a more balanced podcast than you might expect.

How did you feel about the final installment of S9? Was it everything you’d hoped for and more? Did it leave you wanting? Did it just confuse you? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Philippines Pantene commercial
“Not like other girls” trope

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Ep 96 – Face the Ravenclaw

VerityEpisode96We may not be quite sure whether this is truly the end for Clara, but we all agree that “Face the Raven” is a fantastic story and a great Doctor Who debut by writer Sarah Dollard. Join Deb, Lynne, and Tansy as we evaluate character departures, discuss character motivation, and touch on Steven Moffat’s commitment issues. We examine Clara Oswald’s arc and try to determine whether she was running toward death or running from grief. We also discuss the themes of morality throughout Series 9 because, why not? (I think it’s safe to say we loved this one.)

What did you think of “Face the Raven”? Do you think Clara met a fitting end or did her death feel too slight or insignificant? Do you think Mayor Me is the other side of the Doctor’s morality or just a misguided villain? Let us know in the comments!


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Ep 91 – The Girl Who Died in the Wool

VerityEpisode91It wasn’t Susan! Or the Rani! Or any other crazy fan theory! Sometimes Moffat doesn’t lie. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we talk about Maisie Williams as Ashildr, Vikings, eels, books, Brian Blessed, and much, much more.

What did you think of this ep? Did you love the girl who died? Or did you just see Arya Stark from Game of Thrones the whole time? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Emma Vieceli’s Breaks
“Blank Space” fanvid
Seasons of Fear (Big Finish audio)
“Stand and Deliver” (Adam and the Ants song)
Stand and Deliver (film)

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Ep 90 – Who Goes Before the Flood


And another two-parter comes to a close. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we discuss how we’re feeling about two-part stories in general and “Before the Flood” in particular. Did it live up to the promise of “Under the Lake”? Reviews are mixed. As are reviews of the cold open, the sunglasses, and pretty much everything else. That’s what makes it fun!

How are you feeling about two-parters? How did you like this part, specifically? Let us know in the comments!

And congratulations to the winner of our $30 Amazon gift card!

ETA: The originally-released version of this audio file is missing Lynne’s track in several places. This has been fixed, so if you’re missing Lynne, please re-download the episode now. Sorry for the inconvenience!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Burlington Bunker
Radio Times article about sci-fi references in “Before the Flood”
The Fisher King

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Ep 89 – Down Under the Lake

VerityEpisode89It’s the first episode of another two-parter! (Though not everyone remembered that.) Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we talk about bases under siege, horror/suspense tropes, ghosts, a sea turtle named Clyde, and more!

What did you think of this one? Too horrorey? Too base-under-siegey? Or not enough? Let us know in the comments!

Also, we’re doing another GIVEAWAY! Be sure to comment over on that post to enter. Though if you’re one of our lovely Patreon sponsors, you’re entered already!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Erika’s blog post on the BBC’s Class announcement
Kat’s post about a space gerbil
Abandoned amusement parks
Our Verity! Patreon

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Ep 88 – Trials of the Witch’s Familiar

VerityEpisode88It’s an Erika-less Verity!, but there’s more than enough excitement to make up for it. Join Deb, Liz, and Lynne as they dig deep into everything Clara, Davros, Missy, Doctor, Daleks, and more! There are crack theories, lots of squee, and many astute observations about the second installment of series 9.

What did you think about this one? Did Steven Moffat close things off nicely? Or…not? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Liz’s thoughts on “The Magician’s Apprentice”
Erika on the TeeVee podcast about “The Witch’s Familiar”
Our Verity! Tumblr

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