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Posts tagged ‘Series 7b’

Episode 228 – The Rings of Akhaten Things I Hate About You

Time for another bit of hindsight. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we discuss Deb’s modern Who pick to look back at, “The Rings of Akhaten”. Fandom really hates this one. And we (mostly) didn’t love it the first time around. Do we now? Have we grown souls (according to Liz)? Listen and see!

Have you revisited this story recently? If so, what did you think, and how did that compare with how you felt about it in the first place? And how do you think this story compares to “Vincent and the Doctor”? Let us know in the comments!


Happy things:

The Real Black British History Behind #DoctorWhoBlackout
Extra-special thanks to this week’s editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
Support Verity! on Patreon

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Verity! Episode 16 – 7b, to Rhyme with Squee


Series 7b might be over, but we’re not done talking about it! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy for an extra-long episode of Verity! We’re talking about a whole (half) series after all, so of course we needed a little extra time. Also, we talk a lot. (Or hadn’t you noticed?)


Also covered:
Verity podcast fans!
The Mind Robber appeals to kids! and Tansy will be on Splendid Chaps!
Peter Cushing’s Centenary! (and Christopher Lee singing heavy metal)
Doctor Who Magazine appeals to kids!

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Verity! Episode 9 – The Prisoner of Akhaten

VerityEpisode09-300“The Rings of Akhaten” divided opinion in fandom, and we here at Verity! were no different. Listen as Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy hash it out. Was it dumb? Fun? Or both? Did the Doctor face a massive soul-eating god? Or an ineffectual Great Pumpkin cosplayer? We answer these questions (or at least discuss them) and more!


Also covered:
The Reign of Terror with a 3-year-old!
Eastercon watches Doctor Who!
Four members of Verity! nominated for Hugo Awards!
Doctor Who: The Reunion on BBC Radio 4!

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Verity! Episode 7 – Tapas

VerityEpisode7-300With new episodes of Doctor Who on the horizon, Deb, Erika, Kat, and Tansy take some time to reminisce about series 7a and speculate about series 7b (not to be confused with serial codes 7A and 7B from “Trial of a Time Lord”). We also discuss costuming, cosplay, the rarity (or not) of watching Doctor Who in order, Big Finish audios, and perhaps most importantly, tapas.

Resources for watching Doctor Who in order:
WHO-50 (Tansy’s Doctor Who blogging project)
The Chronic Hysteresis
Running Through Corridors
Adventures with the Wife in Space
(This is a non-comprehensive list! Please feel free to add more suggestions in the comments.)


Also covered:
Doctor Who Yahtzee!
Prisoners of Time!
Doctor Who Magazine Jon Pertwee Interview!
Big Finish Sixth Doctor audios!  (The Marian Conspiracy)

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