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Posts tagged ‘Steven Moffat’

126 – The Return of Doctor Mysterio (Yeah!)

verityepisode126Our last first of the year is the first episode of 2016 (finally!), “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, and Lynne for an almost-full set of Verities discussing this comic book pastiche and whether it succeeded wildly or failed mildly.

Did you love this Christmas special? Did you think it was just okay? Did you see it in the theatre? Let us know all these things (and anything else you have on your mind about this year of firsts) in the comments!

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Bonus links:
Lynne’s blog post about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Graham Kibble White’s additional blog post on Verity!
Inverse‘s article about comic book Easter eggs in the Xmas ep

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117 – Empty(?) Dancing

VerityEpisode117It’s another series 1 two-parter! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we discuss Steven Moffat’s first submission to the new era of Doctor Who. There’s a lot of love for both the 9th Doctor and Captain Jack, who may or may not be the physical incarnation of the Doctor’s libido. (Thanks, Lynne, for sharing that now-unseeable, though still unbelievable fan crack-theory!)

What are your thoughts on this two-parter? Do you like the Doctor as a “dancer”? Does that make you go all squicky? Do you like Captain Jack better here or later, in Torchwood? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus links:
Uncanny Magazine wins the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine!

Download or listen now (runtime 1:29:12) http://traffic.libsyn.com/veritypodcast/verityep117.mp3

Emergency Extra! – Moffat Says Goodbye, Chibnall Says Hello

VerityExtraChibnallSchedule be damned! When there’s Doctor Who news this big, we throw gently set the spreadsheet aside. Join Deb, Erika, and Tansy as we talk about our feelings upon hearing Steven Moffat will be stepping down after season 10. And just as importantly, we discuss our hopes and fears for the Chris Chibnall era to come. Of course, the news that we won’t have any new Doctor Who until the Christmas special is quite something as well. We’ve got sadness and joy, hope and fear, excitement and meh.

What about you? What was your reaction to all the news? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus link:
Erika’s tweet in the Radio Times

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Extra! – Continuity Errors

VerityExtraContinuityErrorsWelcome to our first “first” Extra! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we dip back in time to look at Steven Moffat’s first official contribution to the world of Doctor Who. It’s a short story called “Continuity Errors”, originally published in the Decalog 3: Consequences collection. We find lots of very familiar ideas and spend some delightful time comparing these elements to elements of his televised stories.

Have you read “Continuity Errors”? If so, what did you think? Did you recognize many of the same tropes you’ve seen on TV? Or did you read it first and recognize his televised stories as similar to this? Let us know in the comments!

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Ep 100 – The Husbands of River Song that Never Ends

VerityEpisode100Huzzah and hurrah! We’ve reached 100 (numbered) episodes! Plus, it’s our three-year anniversary! What a lovely Christmas present. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we celebrate this big, round milestone and talk about River, River, River and her delightful chemistry with Peter Capaldi. And as ever, we digress and touch on stuff like casting decisions, Philip Hinchcliffe, and Star Wars.

Don’t forget to enter our 100 ep/3-year anniversary giveaway by leaving a comment over on the giveaway post! But if you’re one of our Patreon supporters, you’re entered automatically! (And as always, THANK YOU!)

How did you like “The Husbands of River Song”? Was it a fitting send-off for a great character? Did it leave you wanting? Do you think we’ll see River again? Would you even want that? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus links:
Lazy Doctor Who
The Memory Cheats
It Was Alright In the…
Radio Free Skaro #508

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Ep 99 – Party Like it’s Series #9

VerityEpisode99It’s always a party when we have all six Verities in the house! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, Lynne, and Tansy as we squee and muse and generally chat about series 9. It’s tons of fun and less chaotic than you might expect. And as always, we veer into thinky territory as we discuss whether this season really is the most feminist of new Who (or whether it’s really feminist at all). There’s lots to cover, and we enjoy the heck out of covering it.

What did you think of series 9? Where do you weigh in on the question of this series’ feminism? What do you think of Clara’s arc? The hybrid (or lack thereof)? Let us know in the comments!

And don’t forget to enter our Big Finish giveaway!

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Download or listen now (runtime 1:27:50) 

Ep 98 – Hell Bent out of Shape

VerityEpisode98Series 9 has come to a close with quite a bang. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we break down Clara’s end, the Doctor’s homecoming, gender-flipped regenerations, elegant storytelling, season-ending spectacle, and much more. There’s a healthy amount of squee and flail, but not everyone is in hyper-happy mode, so it’s a more balanced podcast than you might expect.

How did you feel about the final installment of S9? Was it everything you’d hoped for and more? Did it leave you wanting? Did it just confuse you? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus links:
Philippines Pantene commercial
“Not like other girls” trope

Download or listen now (runtime 1:22:39)