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Posts tagged ‘Perfect Match’

Ep 171 – A Perfect Anniversary Match

It’s time for another “perfect match”! Join Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we dig into Kat’s excellent choices: “The Five Doctors” and “The Day of the Doctor”. That pairing seems so obvious now that Kat pointed it out! We delve into the function of anniversary specials and multi-Doctor stories and take a look at how they work both then and now.

What do you think about these two stories? Any echoes we didn’t have time to mention that you want to make sure get some love? Tell us in the comments!

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Also covered:

Bonus links:
Tansy’s Doctor Who article in Uncanny Magazine
Pepsi suspects Kat is a Zygon

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Ep 169 – An Aggressively Scottish Match

It’s Lynne’s turn to select a classic and a modern Who story to be her perfect match, and she’s gone all Scots! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we chew over haggis, kilts, shape-shifters, werewolves, and lots and lots of mythology. That’s right, we’re talking about “The Terror of the Zygons” and “Tooth and Claw”!

Did you spot any other parallels between these stories? Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

Bonus link:
@TheMasterDances

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Ep 164 – A Perfect (Generation-Ship) Match

It’s time for another “Perfect Match”! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we discuss my choice of paired classic and new-Who episodes: “Four to Doomsday” and “The Beast Below”.

Do you think these two make a good pair? Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

Bonus link:
“The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”

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Episode 159 – A Perfect (Roman) Match

2018 brings another new Verity! feature: Perfect Match, in which a Verity selects a classic Who story and a modern Who story that go together…for whatever reason. Join Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we compare and contrast Tansy’s perfect match: “The Romans” and “The Fires of Pompeii”.

What ties do you see between these two stories? How has storytelling evolved between these two tales, and how does that affect the show? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Also covered:

Bonus links:
Lazy Doctor Who Covers “The Romans”
New Who novelisations
The Fires of Vulcan from Big Finish

Download or listen now (runtime 1:11:27)