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115 – Father’s Day of the Dead

VerityEpisode115Our new-Who rewatch has reached Deb’s personal tipping point into super-fandom. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we discuss feelings and poor choices and schmaltz and glorious 80s hair.

How do you like “Father’s Day”? Did it reach into your heart, give you the feels, and make you a devout fangirl? Or did it confuse you to have all these strange emotions in your Doctor Who? If the latter, has that changed? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus link:
Lazy Doctor Who covers “Father’s Day”

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111 – Losing The Long Game

VerityEpisode111It’s Eccleston time again! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we discuss a real workhorse of an episode, “The Long Game”. Adam, the not-quite-companion fails, the Doctor and Rose aren’t the most mature, and we play “we’ll fix it for you” to help Lynne handwave something that bugs her. Then we talk about potato chips. No, really.

What did you think of this one? Did it make an impression? Have you revisited it since the first time you saw it? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus links:
The Audio Guide to Babylon 5
The Terrible Zodin fanzine is looking for female reviewers
Lazy Doctor Who covers “The Long Game”

Download or listen now (runtime 1:13:10) 

107 – A Tale of Two Families

VerityEpisode107The first year of new-Who continues with its first two-parter. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we delve deep (I mean DEEP) into the relationships and characterizations and implications in “Aliens of London” and “World War Three”. Yes, we touch on the farting aliens, but there’s so much more in this story. It’s a bit of an anchor point for the arcs of several of our characters, and we tug hard on that anchor.

In addition, we talk about the importance of libraries (Happy National Library Week!), the Doctor as a soldier, and someone utters the phrase “barfing emotions”. It’s quite a ride.

What do you think of this two-parter? Did the farting aliens or the domesticity turn you off? Or did you enjoy the drama? And is your reaction any different now than the first time you saw this (assuming you have seen it before)? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus link:
Doctor Who Confidential

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104 – The End of the World is Unquiet

VerityEpisode104Our sojourn through series 1 continues. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we talk about “The End of the World” and, to a lesser extent, “The Unquiet Dead”. (If you want a more in-depth Verity! discussion about “The Unquiet Dead”, check out episode 83.) We talk about Rose’s first proper outings with the Doctor and what they mean to that burgeoning relationship. And yes, “relationship” can mean many things to many viewers.

How do you feel about these episodes? Have your feelings changed as much as Erika’s? Were you a baby-fan like Deb the first time you watched? And how do you view the interactions of Rose and the Doctor in these early outings? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus links:
Verity! Ep 83 – The Unquiet, Headstrong Companion
Tansy is a Ditmar Award finalist in 3 categories!
Lazy Doctor Who covers “The End of the World” and “The Unquiet Dead”
P.R.O.B.E. – The Zero Imperative (for next week!)

Download or listen now (runtime 1:30:48) 

Ep 83 – The Unquiet Headstrong Companion

VerityEpisode83Our companion miniseries continues! This week Deb picked the story, so join her, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we chat about Rose in “The Unquiet Dead”. It may not be the first story you think of when you think of Rose, but Deb explains why it’s a great pick to demonstrate some of her Roseiest characteristics.

What do you think of “The Unquiet Dead” as a Rose story? Does it display her companionness completely? Or would you pick a different story for her? Let us know in the comments!

And please do check out our blog post where you can find out how to increase your impact to the Uncanny Magazine Year Two Kickstarter!

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Bonus links:
Verity! Patreon page
Do Some EXTRA Good by Joining the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps!
Uncanny Magazine Year Two Kickstarter

Download or listen now (runtime 1:22:08) 

Ep 67 – The First Ladies of Doctor Who

VerityEpisode67Ok, it’s finally time to talk about “proper” companions (whatever that means). Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we talk about the companions that started (and re-started) it all. We’re focusing on Susan, Grace, and Rose–the ladies who ushered in each “era” of Doctor Who. We find more parallels than you might expect (certainly more than some of us expected!).

What do you think of these “first” companions? Let us know in the comments!

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Verity! Extra! – In Defense Of… 3 Rounds Rapid

VerityExtraIDO3RounsRapid-210It’s been a while, but once again, we’re making good on our promise to defend Doctor Who. Those bits you think are dodgy? We’ll find something good in ’em–even if it kills us. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy for our most ridiculous Extra! yet. Deb springs a last-minute rules change on us, and it results in consternation and hilarity. Can the Verities keep their defenses to two minutes? (EXACTLY two minutes!) Listen and see!

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