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

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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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!

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Also covered:

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

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