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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

Download or listen now (runtime 1:22:39) 

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 92 – Breaking Down the Woman Who Lived

VerityEpisode92While we’re not so sure this qualifies as part of a two-parter, we agree it’s well worth talking about! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we delve into what it means to be immortal with a human brain, the fabulous chemistry Maisie Williams has with Peter Capaldi, some truly fantastic writing, and lots of fawning over highwaymen (by some of us, at least). It’s a squee-filled episode, but not entirely without criticism.

What did you think of “The Woman Who Lived”? Did you dig the highwayman gig? Did you weep at Lady Me’s cruelty? Did you roll your eyes at the big kitty in a crown? Let us know in the comments!


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Bonus links:
Doctor Puppet
Long Island Who
Verity! mentioned on Danish radio
The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer
Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey
Paul’s lion bread from The Great British Bake Off
Ahistory: An Unauthorized History of Doctor Who

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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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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)

Download or listen now (runtime 1:34:30)