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Episode 130 – A Good Last

What makes a good final episode for a Doctor or companion? Join Deb, Katrina, and Liz as they discuss just that.

What do you think are the hallmarks of a good last episode? Let us know in the comment!


Also covered:

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125 – Genocide of the Daleks

verityepisode125We did it! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we discuss the very last first for the year. We’re finishing off series one with “Bad Wolf” and “The Parting of the Ways”. We talk about this two-parter as well as its place in the context of all of new Who as a season-ender, and it gets a little personal as we discuss how Doctor Who has impacted our lives.

What do you think about these two eps? Do you think they’re the best example of RTD’s finales? And how did you take the regeneration? Was it your first? Or was this process old news to you? Let us know in the comments!


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Extra! – Regeneration Critics

VerityExtraRegenerationIt’s Extra!-time again. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we get a little silly (and tangential…surprise, surprise) while talking about regenerations. What makes a “worthy” regeneration for the Doctor? Which ones make us uncomfortable? What would we like to see in the future? (Besides a better Skype connection…grr.) What would we like to see from the past? All this plus lots of giggles!

What are your thoughts on regeneration? Let us know in the comments!


Associated links:
Dumb Ways to Die
Love and War (novel by Paul Cornell)

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Ep 68 – Carryover Companions

VerityEpisode68Time to talk transitions! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy, as we discuss the companions who were there when the Doctor regenerated. How does a carryover companion help (or not help) the audience’s reaction to a new Doctor? Which companions handled it well? Which freaked out? All this and plenty more this week!

If you’re a day-of downloader, four of us (Deb, Erika, Kat, and Liz) are on their way to (or have already arrived in) Los Angeles for the Gallifrey One convention. If you’re attending, please find us and say hi! We have ribbons AND WRISTBANDS!


Also covered:

  • Tansy hosted a Doctor Who-themed birthday party, complete with TARDIS cake!
  • Erika
    • squees over the release of Seasons of War and the money they’re raising for charity!
    • couldn’t be more humbly honored that folks have nominated Verity! for a Hugo Award this year!
  • Lynne has only ONE MORE Doctor Who story to consume (The Space Pirates!!), and she’ll have seen/heard ALL the televised eps!
  • Deb

Bonus links:
Missing episode audios
The Spectre of Lanyon Moor
The Five Companions

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