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 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!
The Capaldi goodness just keeps on coming! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we tackle what seems to be another divisive episode amongst Doctor Who fans, and the Verities are no different! Though we do disagree on parts of the story, we can all still come together on our love for Capaldi and Clara. And on our opinion that Deb may have a Moffat problem. (Sometimes an edit is just an edit–or IS it?)
What did you think of Listen? Let us know in the comments!
Series 7b might be over, but we’re not done talking about it! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy for an extra-long episode of Verity! We’re talking about a whole (half) series after all, so of course we needed a little extra time. Also, we talk a lot. (Or hadn’t you noticed?)
tl;dr WARNING: Yes, this piece is long. No, I don’t care. It’s the finale, after all! I am full of squee, and I’m closing out this series with a bang!
GALLIFREY!!!!! This is what I yelled (in my head, because I wasn’t watching it alone) right out of the gate. Way to scoop me up and get me stoked! I’m so glad I didn’t give in to my temptation to turn it off right there as I mentioned on the podcast. But I’ve already squeed about seeing the past Doctors with my beloved Clara, so I shouldn’t take up any more space here with that.
And that’s a wrap for series 7. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we discuss whether the season closer was everything we hoped it could be or left us feeling slightly uncomfortable. Were the fans properly serviced? Was the last climax really a climax? Was the “reward” video of Matt Smith and David Tennant really much of a reward? We cover all this and more.
As I said on the podcast, I felt (and still feel) quite ambivalent about this story. It certainly winds up in the positive column, if for no other reason than I feel a happy glow when I think about watching it. Note that this glow is less glowy than the one that suffuses my soul when I think of something like “Hide.” Still though, glow.
Neil Gaiman has returned to Doctor Who! Was it a triumph, a colossal failure, or something in between? Join Deb, Erika, Kat, and Tansy as we discuss Mr. Gaiman’s sophomore Who effort. Were the Cyberman scarier or overpowered? Was the addition of children a bad idea or a wasted opportunity? Are cybermites cute? Or really cute? We tackle these questions and more.
When I sat down to watch Doctor Who last week, I really wanted to like it. I always want to. I’m most certainly not a “fan” who delights in picking apart every episode and finding things to complain about. I’d rather make a list of the bits I love. When I sat down to write this “Last Word” post, I wanted to focus on those happy bits. But as I looked over my notes and mulled over what I felt, I realized that would be disingenuous. Much as I hate to admit it, I sometimes just don’t like an episode of Doctor Who very much. Click here to read why.
Saturday brought us Mark Gatiss’ sophomore series 7b story. Savvy? Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we cover “The Crimson Horror.” One of us really didn’t like it, and it may not be who you expect. See who thinks what about the Victorian trio. Find out who doesn’t know who The Wiggles are. Marvel that Erika bought a Doctor Who audio. And if you’re like Lynne when she’s not on the episode, yell at the recording for being so wrong!