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We Sing in Praise of The King’s Demons

It’s Tansy’s turn in the Comfort Who driver’s seat! Join Deb, Erika, Kat, and Tansy as we talk about the ever-delightful “King’s Demons”. Received fan wisdom is just straight-up wrong once again. (Except maybe about Kamelion. Maybe.)

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

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Happy Things:

Companion Piece: Women Celebrate the Humans, Aliens and Tin Dogs of Doctor Who
Extra-special thanks to this week’s editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
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The Robots of Death Cab for Cutie

It’s Lynne’s turn for some “Comfort Who”! Join Deb, Erika, Kat, and Lynne as we discuss a murder mystery with art deco robots.

Is this story comfort Who for you? Who or why not? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Happy Things:

Verity!‘s GBBO ep
Our previous ep covering “Robots of Death”
Big Finish Robots range
Erika playing “E-84” on Total Party Kill
Extra-special thanks to this week’s editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
Support Verity! on Patreon

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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!

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Also covered:

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

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Verity! Episode 45 – Mechanical Meanies

VerityEpisode45-210It’s another villaintastic episode of Verity! This time we’re talking about machines–computers, robots, and androids who want to do very bad things. Join Deb, Erika, and Liz as we use “The Robots of Death” as a jumping-off point for our discussion. It’s a great place to start, as it deals not only with robots themselves, but their integration into society. From there we jump to their integration into stories, and after that, we’re all over the map: WOTAN! BOSS! Tara! Smilers! And much much more!

There’s also a wee bit of irony at work in this ep. A technical issue prevented the excision of some coughing. (Deb had a cold.) This would be merely unfortunate, but it’s catapulted into the realm of irony when Erika boasts of her cough-muting prowess…and then can’t mute the coughs. Such hubris. Never tempt fate in front of the podcast gods. Lesson learned.

(That same technical issue accounts for the somewhat iffy sound quality in this ep. We thank you for your patience, and will try to have things back to normal next week!)

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Also covered:

Bonus links:
The Incomparable #193 – Murderous Roomba

The Resurrection Casket

Radio Free Skaro #423
Robophobia

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