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Posts tagged ‘Patrick Troughton’

Breaking The Ice Warriors

We continue to delve into the origins of Doctor Who‘s “classic” villains. Join Tansy and Erika for this chat about Martians that maybe kinda sorta look like Vikings? If you can’t see them very well? And maybe don’t know what a Viking actually looks like?

What did you think of “The Ice Warriors” and of Ice Warriors in general? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Extra-special thanks to this week’s editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
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The Macra Terror Does Not Exist

Anyone for LOTS of seafood? Join Deb, Kat, Liz, and Tansy as they delve into the world of giant parasitic crabs, mind control, and highland flings. Yes, they are discussing the 2019 animated recreation of “The Macra Terror”. Join as they take a deep dive into this murky monster and its surprise 2007 appearance in modern Who‘s “Gridlock”.

What did you think of the animation and its editorial choices? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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The Space Pirates Treasure

It’s time for another Underrated Gem — this time from Erika! Join Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we discuss a story that is routinely listed near the very bottom of polls. Even Liz manages to find some nice things to say about this story. It’s a 2021-derful miracle!

Do you think this story is an Underrated Gem? Why or why not? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Tansy’s new Instagram featuring Doctor Who and Blake’s 7 costumes
Liz plays a Dungeons and Dragons character named Vailo in Total Party Kill
Extra-special thanks to this week’s editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
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The Dominatorsion

It’s time for another Comfort Who pick — this time from Kat! Join Deb, Erika, and Kat as we discuss a story that garners more love than you might expect given its reputation.

Do you take comfort in this story? Why or why not? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Happy Things:

@pipmadeley‘s hilarious “The Dominators” in 57 seconds
Extra-special thanks to this week’s editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
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Ep 156 – The Public Enemy of the World

Our mini-arc on competent women continues with Astrid Ferrier. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we dip into the rollicking intrigue-filled delight that is “The Enemy of the World”. Honourable mention to Fariah for also being fab.

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

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Episode 132 – Meta Mind Robbery

It’s time to talk about something Tansy loves! Join Deb, Erika, and the aforementioned Tansy as we delve into the Land of Fiction and talk about metatextuality, rearranging faces, Medusas, and unicorns!

Have you seen this story? Did you love it like we did? Do you have other metatextual recommendations? (And yes. We did totally miss The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who, though that’s kind of the opposite!) Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus links:
Erika and Tansy are nominated for Hugo Awards
Tansy’s new novella, Dance Princes, Dance
The first book in the series, Glass Slipper Scandal, is currently FREE

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123 – Verity! Has the Power!

verityepisode123It’s an animated discussion on this ep of Verity! Join Deb, Liz, and Tansy as they talk about “The Power of the Daleks”–the newly-animated version! (Apologies if you’re in the US and haven’t seen the whole thing yet.)

Did you/will you see it in the movie theatre with a bunch of fellow fans? Have you watched it at home? What did you think? Let us know in the comments!

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Verity! Episode 26 – Two New 2! It’s True!

VerityEpisode26-300Woo hoo! This week Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, and Lynne join the ranks of gleeful fans around the world as we celebrate the return of nine previously-lost second Doctor episodes! We just happen to have reached dear old 2 in our countdown, so we threw out the story we planned for and decided “The Web of Fear” is a great representative story. Though maybe not all of us were quite as squeeful about it as expected.

Of course we can’t help but talk about “The Enemy of the World” a bit too. It’s all just SO EXCITING!

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