Is compassion an indulgence? Join Deb, Erika, and Tansy as they discuss this question in the context of our chat about Davros, the ultimate tech bro. And of course we spend lots of time on Clara, Missy, and the Doctor himself!
How do you feel about “The Magician’s Apprentice” and “The Witch’s Familiar”? Was this your first Doctor Who story, or do you know someone for whom it was Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!
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!
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!
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!
It’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!
Series 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!
We 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!
It 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!
looks forward to Doctor Who night at the College Arms pub in London!
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!
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!