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193 – The Idiot’s Lantern Down for What

It’s another “lucky 7”! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we discuss the seventh episode of series two, “The Idiot’s Lantern”. This story didn’t age as well as some of us hoped, but it does leave us with a lot to talk about.

How do you feel about this episode? Let us know in the comments!

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Happy things:

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Episode 141 – Empress of Mars Attacks

Low expectations may have helped, but all three Verities enjoyed this ep to varying degrees. Join Deb, Erika, and Katrina as we talk about what we liked and, of course, the few things we didn’t. There was some definite “iffy” territory to cover as well.

What did you think of “Empress of Mars”? Was it rollicking, fanservicey fun? Did it make you uncomfortable from a representational perspective? Possibly both? Does the title need a definitive article? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus links:
Gene Demby mentions Doctor Who
Does the dog die?

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Extra! – Mark Gatiss, P.R.O.B.E.d

VerityExtraPROBEWe went there. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we delve into the deep past of Mark Gatiss‘ scripted Doctor Who work for our “year of firsts”. It may not be the tightest, flashiest DW-related production ever, but we manage to tease out some Gatissisms that recur later. We do our darnedest to stay positive! And even succeed to some extent.

Have you seen P.R.O.B.E. – The Zero Imperative? What did you think? Did it quench your need for Who in a time without it? Or did the all-star cast distract you too much to pay much attention to the spooky story?

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Ep 95 – Sleep No More Than Words

VerityEpisode95It’s a live-in-person (though not live-in-front-of-a-studio-audience) episode of Verity! Join Deb and Erika as we sit in a hotel room at LI Who and talk about the con and what we liked (and didn’t) about Mark Gatiss’ latest story, “Sleep No More”.

What did you think of this story? It seems to be a divisive one. Which side of the divide were you on? Let us know in the comments! (And remember to be civil.)

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Verity! Episode 51 – Robot of Sure Would/n’t

VerityEpisode51The onslaught of new Doctor Who continues with a much-needed romp. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we find out who enjoys joy and who has a cold, black, grumpy fangirl heart. We also check in on how an under-the-weather Liz has been feeling about Capaldi!Doctor. Plus, we announce a giveaway! Lots of fun stuff this week!

What did you think of this lighthearted episode? Did it make you laugh and cheer? Or did you shake your head and roll your eyes? Let us know in the comments! (Reminder: we’ve created a separate post for contest entries, so please go there and leave a comment to enter!)

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Bonus links:
Our Patreon page–with new goal!
2MTL 355: “Robot of Sherwood” Reviewed
Buffy’s graduation ep delayed

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Verity! Episode 30 – An Adventure: Embraced, Sublime

VerityEpisode30-300This week’s episode feels more reverent than most, which seems fitting, given the subject matter. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we have an almost NPR-style chat about what we enjoyed in this “love letter to Doctor Who.” We all enjoyed it to varying degrees, but as you might expect, some of us had wee quibbles with it. Generally very wee, though. Think of this ep as a mellow way to ease out of the giant (sometimes exhausting) squee-fest that these past few weeks have been.

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Bonus links:
Behind the scenes of An Adventure in Space and Time – Doctor Who 50th Anniversary
An Unearthly Series – The Origins of a TV Legend

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Verity! Episode 13 – King Crimson Horror

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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!

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Also covered:
POSSIBLY SPOILERY 50th anniversary set photos! And TARDIS Tavern’s multi-Doctor (2-, 3-, 5-) podcasts!
Peter Cushing on a “Great Britons” stamp!
A Celebration of Doctor Who! And Doctor Who purchases: Deadline! and Running Through Corridors!
Doctor Who, Project Who? BBC Audio!

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