Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

Posts tagged ‘Pearl Mackie’

Episode 145 – No Toxic Boyfriend Spiral

It’s time to wrap up series 10. Le sigh. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about character arcs, friendships, favorites, least favorites, and lots and lots more about the finale.

What did you think of series 10 as a whole? Let us know in the comments!

^E

Download or listen now (runtime 1:12:07) 

Episode 144 – The Doctor Falls Over

That’s it. Series 10 is over. None of us are happy to see it go, but many of us are happy about how it went. Join Erika, Katrina, Lynne, and Tansy as we hash over this finale and discuss what we might see (and what we want to see) at Christmas.

How do you think the Doctor fell? Let us know in the comments!

^E

Also covered:

Download or listen now (runtime 1:37:37) 

Episode 142 – The Death Eaters of Light

What a fascinating discussion this week’s Doctor Who episode lends itself to. Join Deb, Erika, and Tansy as we discuss women who are allowed to fail and still be heroes, the sexual politics of Romans, the Doctor’s (possible?) impatience, Bill’s outlook on history and its denizens, Nardole as a “space tourist”, and much more.

Erika, of all people, even has a cracktastic fan theory about the next season of the show. Incredibly unlikely, but kinda fun, depending on your outlook.

What did you think about this story? Was it slight? Were the stakes high? Was the monster the point? Was the doctor impatient or irritable or something else? What’s up with Missy? SO MANY QUESTIONS. Please feel free to play in the comment section like it’s one big happy fandom sandbox.

^E

Also covered:

Download or listen now (runtime 1:09:37) 

Episode 140 – The Cake Is a Lie of the Land

There’s been a lot of agreement on the podcast as of late, but that ends today! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we disagree over whether this story worked and how many episodes it really should have been. At least there’s consensus on Peter Capaldi’s hair and Pearl Mackie.

What did you think of “The Lie of the Land”? Let us know in the comments!

^E

Also covered:

Download or listen now (runtime 1:11:43) 

Episode 139 – Exploring the Pyramid at the End of the World

It’s another Verity! three-hander, but we soldier on to dig into this “meaty” episode. Join Deb, Erika, and Tansy as we talk about consent–as it relates to our feelings about the word as well as world politics. We speculate about a possible impending reset button (or not?). And there’s an awful lot of squee. Not all of it is related to the episode itself. Spreadsheets, man. Spreadsheets.

Did you enjoy this episode? Did you also feel our discomfort at the use of “consent”? Do you think there’s a reset in our future? Let us know in the comments!

^E

Also covered:

Download or listen now (runtime 1:16:45) 

Episode 138 – Verities’ Veritas on Extremis

After a mind-bendy episode of Doctor Who, we need to talk it through to really come to terms with us. Join Deb, Erika, and Tansy as we do just that. What was real? What did it mean? What did it portend for the future? What’s the deal with Nardole? And who’s really in the vault? We answer…maybe one of these questions. Maybe.

What did you think of “Extremis”? And all those other things? Let us know in the comments!

^E

Also covered:

Download or listen now (runtime 1:16:32) 

Episode 135 – Thin Ice, Ice, Baby

Lynne’s dream has finally come true! But was it as good as she imagined? Join Deb, Lynne, and Tansy as they discuss their expectations, racism, classism, frocks, and poop.

Did you enjoy this dip into the past? Let us know in the comments!

^E

Also covered:

Download or listen now (runtime 1:12:39) 

Episode 134 – We’re (Not) All Smiles

Two weeks in a row with new Doctor Who to watch! We’re practically beside ourselves. Join Deb, Erika, Top Kat, and Lynne as we chew on “Smile”. Feelings are mixed about this one, and as always, that leads to a great discussion. Also as always, there’s aheaping helping of silliness–this time, in the form of mashed potatoes. (Just listen. It’ll make sense. Probably.)

What did you think of “Smile”? And how do you feel about mashed potatoes? Let us know in the comments!

^E

Also covered:

Bonus–here’s the emoji Kat was talking about:

Download or listen now (runtime 1:03:49) 

Episode 133 – A Well-Bill(t) Pilot

IT’S HERE IT’S HERE IT’S HERE! FINALLY! We have watched a new episode of Doctor Who! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about Bill, the Doctor, (possibly) dead lesbians, fat jokes, re-treaded ground, callbacks, and lots more.

Are you as excited to have Who back on the airwaves/internets as we are? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments!

^E

Also covered:

  • Erika discovers the @dailycapaldi Twitter account!
  • Lynne enjoys David Tennant’s birthday via the @David_Tennant Twitter account!
  • Tansy watches all of series 8 with her family to prepare for series 10!
  • Deb appreciates fandom standing up to stupid gatekeeping directed at Pearl Mackie!

Download or listen now (runtime 1:07:34) 

108 – 1 New Companion & 2 Classic Stories

VerityEpisode108We are all over the map this week! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we discuss all sorts of interesting Doctor Who goodness.

First, we dump our “happy thing” segment and break our no-news rule because the announcement of a new companion is a Big Deal! We’re excited about having a new face in the TARDIS, but the level of excitement varies wildly between Verities.

Next, we continue our run through classic season 1 with “The Edge of Destruction”. It’s a fascinating set piece that delves into the characters of our first TARDIS team in a spooky and often disturbing way. Chillingly delightful!

Finally, we touch on our first missing story, “Marco Polo”. There are oodles of ways to consume this one, and we all did it differently. We compare various methods and talk about the story itself. Opinions vary on this one even more than they do on the new companion.

Oh, and in addition to all that, we’re doing another Verity! GIVEAWAY! If you need some cool fan merch, Redbubble is the place for you, and we’re giving away a $25 gift certificate. To enter, just head over to the Giveaway Post and leave a comment before Friday, May 6th! (NOTE: If you’re one of our amazing, intelligent, attractive Patreon supporters, you’re entered automatically!)

As for the comments section here, let us know what you think of Bill, “The Edge of Destruction”, “Marco Polo”, your favorite Doctor Who comedy podcasts, and whatever else we touched on. We’re all ears!

^E

Bonus links:
“Real” video by Years and Years (ft Pearl Mackie)
“asBill Evenson”
The Audio Guide to Babylon 5
Lazy Doctor Who covers “The Edge of Destruction” and “Marco Polo”

Download or listen now (runtime 1:41:10)