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The Green Death Becomes Her

Happy birthday, Katy Manning! (It’s tomorrow as this ep drops.) Join Deb, Lynne, and Tansy as they bid a fond farewell to Jo Grant in “The Green Death”! We haven’t done a proper goodbye episode since our year of love and lasts!

How do you feel about this as a farewell story for Jo? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!


Happy Things:

Extra-special thanks to this week’s editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
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Episode 234 – The (Not-at-all New) Mutants

It’s Lynne’s turn to do a hindsight-check. Join Deb, Katrina, and Lynne as they take a look back at the 3rd Doctor story “The Mutants”. (No, not the 1st Doctor story “The Mutants”. We call that “The Daleks”. Deal with it.)

Have you rewatched this story recently? If so, what did you think, and how did that compare with how you felt about it in the first place? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!


Happy things:

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

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200 – Frontier in Space Jam

Happy 200th numbered episode! Join Deb, Erika, and Tansy as we cover why this really isn’t our 200th podcast and why we decided to “celebrate” by covering a seemingly-random season 10 episode!

What do you think about “Frontier in Space”? Are you a big Jo fan? Love the Master? Have thoughts on the Doctor’s hair? Let us know in the comments!


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106 – Terror of the Accents

VerityEpisode106After last week’s delightful interview with Katy Manning, we thought it a perfect time to cover Jo Grant’s first outing. Join Deb, Katrina, Liz, Lynne, and Tansy as they discuss”Terror of the Autons”, which was not only Jo’s first story, but the Master’s, as well as what many call the first real “UNIT family” story. Some even argue it’s the genesis of a budding romance between the Master and the Doctor…

Tansy is on Valium, Liz forgets her intro, and Kat gets to talk about punk rock. A good time is had by all! And of course, it wouldn’t be a Verity! ep if the Verities didn’t take a sweet tangent into social issues. This time it’s an examination of accents and the class systems of various countries.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Liz’s new The Ambassadors of Death book
The fab Delgado Master cosplayer who gave us daffodils
Lazy Doctor Who

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Extra! – Joyful Jo

VerityExtraKatyManningIt’s another Verity! interview! Deb and Erika do a brief intro for Deb’s on-stage interview with Katy Manning from LI Who! Katy is even more delightful in person than Jo is on screen. And that’s saying something. Hear about…

  • The time Katy asked Jon Pertwee “What would we do if we didn’t have any arms?”
  • Katy’s fashion advice: “If you’re going to wear a mini-skirt, you must get matching knickers.”
  • General observations on life: “That’s kind of what life is you know. You’re a mom, you’re making a lampshade, but also you’re writing a really filthy rap song.”
  • And this: “I’ve got a collector’s mouth.” (Yes, she explains this, but you’ll have to listen to hear what she means.)


Related links:
Verity!‘s Jo Grant ep
Not a Well Woman

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Ep 86 – The First of Peladon

VerityEpisode86We close out our companion miniseries in fine style with Liz’s pick, “The Curse of Peladon”. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we discuss Jo’s merits as a companion. They are many–especially in this story. There’s a lot of Jo love, dissension among the ranks as to which Peladon story is better, and even some soul-searching. It’s quite an episode!

What do you think about Jo? Is she as awesome as the Verities think? Or do you still see her as a useless screamer? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Enlightenment, formerly edited by Graeme Burk
Erika’s post on “The Curse of Peladon”
TARDIS Tavern episode 61: A Pertwee Extravaganza!
Unjustly Maligned 10 – “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” with Erika Ensign
Radio Free Skaro’s commentary on “The Monster of Peladon” (part1) (part 2)

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Verity! Episode 24 – Three: Some of Us Like Him

VerityEpisode24-300Our countdown of the Doctors has reached it’s antepenultimate entry. Whether you were looking forward to it or not, it’s Jon Pertwee time! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we discuss the pros and cons of the most dapper of Doctors. We also spend a good amount of time talking about Jo and the Master, and we even manage to detour into UK politics of the 70s. And as usual, there is much friendly disagreement!


Also covered:
Liz is excited about the latest Gallifrey One guest announcement!
Erika is working on an online shop for Verity! tee shirts! (More designs & countries coming soon! Let us know what you want!)
Lynne listened to some Lost Episodes BBC audios: Power of the Daleks! The Highlanders! The Underwater Menace(!)
Deb sparked a great conversation with her article Fangirl Isn’t a Dirty Word!

Bonus links:
Splendid Chaps – Nine/Women (w/Tansy!)
Tansy’s WHO50 blog series
Tansy’s  New Who blogs
Radio Free Skaro classic commentary – The Sea Devils

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