Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

Posts tagged ‘Jenna Coleman’

Ep 87 – The Magician’s Apprentice Shippers

VerityEpisode87IT’S HERE! YOU GUYS! IT’S HERE! FINALLY! NEW DOCTOR WHO!!! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we flail and squee over guitars and shades, Clara and Missy, Davros and Daleks, and pretty much everything in between. We delve into examination, speculation, admiration, and the littlest bit of criticism. We’re thrilled to be back at it with a new series!

What did you think of “The Magician’s Apprentice”? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Radio Free Skaro
“Genesis of the Daleks”

Download or listen now (runtime 1:15:52) 

Verity! Episode 65 – I’m Dreaming of a Last Christmas

VerityEpisode65Happy holidays one and all! This week it’s an oversized celebration, as we have all six Verities onboard for this ep! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, Lynne, and Tansy as we celebrate the season by talking about the last new Doctor Who episode we’ll have for a while. It’s mostly Christmas cheer all up in here, so if you’re looking for a good rant, you’re (mostly) in the wrong place. We talk Capaldi, Clara, Danny, Santa, and more!

What did you think of this year’s Christmas outing? Was it Santastic? Or ho-ho-horrible? Let us know in the comments!

It’s been a great year here at Verity! Thanks to everyone for listening, supporting, and taking part in the conversation!


Also covered:

Verity! links:
Verity! on Patreon
Verity! on iTunes

Download or listen now (runtime 1:39:56) 

Verity! Episode 61 – Permission to Squeeeeeeee (About Series 8)

VerityEpisode61Now that it’s all over, we look back at Series 8 as a whole. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, and Tansy as we discuss the characters and themes that made series 8 what it was. We didn’t love everything, and (of course) we didn’t all love the same things. But we (again, of course) find plenty to chew over after this, one of the most challenging series of Doctor Who to date.

What did you think of S8? Did it hang together well? Was it inconsistent? Was it consistently disappointing? Always awesome? Or somewhere in between? And perhaps most importantly, how much did you love Capaldi (and his hair)?


Also covered:

Download or listen now (runtime 1:46:09) 

Verity! Episode 60 – Death in Heaven Is a Place on Earth

VerityEpisode60And with that, it’s over–for another six weeks, anyway. Series 8 has come to a close, and its final episode has rather a lot to chew over. Join Deb, Erika, and Katrina as we delve into some of those elements: Missy/The Master, Clara as the Doctor, the evolution of lying, the self-realization of the Doctor… There are so many elements, however, that some of them will be left for next week, when we have many Verities to talk about the whole shebang–it’s our Series 8 wrap-up!

What did you think of the series finale? Was it a perfect culmination of a fantastic series? A fitting culmination for a lousy series? Or something in between? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Reality Bomb
The Memory Cheats

Download or listen now (runtime 1:21:17) 

Verity! Episode 59 – Dark Waterdeep

VerityEpisode59The season finale has finally arrived! Or part one of it has, anyway. It’s safe to say that most of the Verities are preeeeety excited about it. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we  enthusiastically flail and squee and jabber about all there is to love and speculate about “Dark Water”. There’s a lot to chew on here. There’s also a bit of a Skype lag, which causes some simultaneous talking, but that doesn’t stop us from gleefully recounting our favorite bits and examining what (we think) is going on.

What did you think about “Dark Water”? We know the response wasn’t entirely positive, and as always, we’re interested in all your opinions! (As long as they’re phrased kindly and don’t insult those who disagree, anyway. Of course, you guys are awesome and pretty much always stick to that!)  So please leave a comment and let us know what you thought of these revelations and why.

Can it be Saturday already please?


Also covered:

Download or listen now (runtime 1:31:39) 

Verity! Episode 57 – Flatline of Credit

VerityEpisode57Welcome to a squeeful episode of Verity! We loved this episode, and we’re not afraid to show it! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we pick this one apart–in a(n almost entirely) good way! Liz manages to come up with some complaints, but they’re almost all laughably minor. Mostly we spend time talking about Clara and the Doctor. And what could be better, really?

What did you think of “Flatline”? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Splendid Chaps (podcast)
The Pumpkin Spice Phenomenon (John Oliver)
Situation Vacant (Big Finish)
Verity! on Pinterest

Download or listen now (runtime 1:28:36) 

Verity! Episode 56 – Are You My Mummy on the Orient Express

VerityEpisode56Finally! An episode that’s less-than-controversial! Well…for the most part. We Verities can find controversy just about anywhere. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we muse over all there is to love about this story. Of course, I did mention controversy…though this time it’s minor and mostly revolves around the flirting (or lack thereof, depending whom you agree with)–but that argument will never die.

What did you think of the mummy? Or the total absence of flirting? Or the addiction angle? Or anything else? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus link:
Total Party Kill (in which Erika plays D&D on the internet)

Download or listen now (runtime 1:29:36) 

Verity! Episode 55 – Murder-Death-Kill the Moon

VerityEpisode55It’s here! The episode you’ve all been clamoring for. (Or many of you have, anyway.) Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we tackle the big issues (and a precious few that aren’t so big) in yet another divisive episode of series 8. What did we think about killing the moon? Would we have turned off our lights? Did we think it was intentionally evocative of the real-world reproductive rights debate? Do we think the Doctor was justified in his actions? It’ll come as no surprise that we don’t all agree. What we do however, is wade through technical issues to succeed in having a really good conversation about all these things and more.

What about you? Would you have left your lights on? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Paul Cornell’s Shadow Police books: London Falling, The Severed Streets
Kill the Moon reviews:, i09
Love and War (New Adventures novel)
Two-minute Time Lord

The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast

Download or listen now (runtime 1:22:29) 

Verity! Episode 53 – Good Time (Heist)

VerityEpisode53There may be only three Verities this week (Dratted real life interfering with our recording schedule! Hugs to Tansy and her under-the-weather wee one.), but we press on and manage to fill the time with lots of heistey squee. Join Deb, Erika, and Liz as we cover one of the lighter episodes of series 8 thus far. Erika proves she’s not totally heartless and does enjoy the occasional fun ep. Deb doesn’t like aliens who look like Brony cosplayers. And Liz battles a dive-bombing fly.

What did you think of “Time Heist”? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Ocean’s Eleven

Blake’s 7 (“Pressure Point“)
The Audio Guide to Babylon 5
Etymology of “wheelhouse”

Download or listen now (runtime 1:19:18) 

Verity! Episode 49 – Into the Deep Breath

VerityEpisode49-210It’s finally here! New episodes of Doctor Who are rolling out at long last. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we try to remember how to talk about new episodes of our favorite show. Who am I kidding, we not only talk about it, we talk about it a LOT. But hey, what did you expect? New series! New Doctor! We just couldn’t help ourselves! And surprise! We don’t agree! Who loves Clara’s reaction to the Doctor’s regeneration? Who doesn’t? Listen and see!

And let us know what you think about the new Doctor and his introductory story! We’re curious to see if our listeners are as divided as we are!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Our brand-spanking new Patreon page!
Otters that look like Benedict Cumberbatch by Red Scharlach
Doctor Who Cast & Crew – “500 Miles”

Download or listen now (runtime 1:54:18)