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102 – Unearthly Cavemen Bits

VerityEpisode102As promised, for our year of firsts, we’re taking you back to the very beginning! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we dive into the very very first Doctor Who story, “An Unearthly Child”. We’ve all seen the first episode more times than the latter three, but we have a surprising(?) amount of positivity about the rest of the story. Those cavemen aren’t half bad!

What do you think of the Doctor’s first onscreen outing? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus links:
Lazy Doctor Who covers “An Unearthly Child”: Part 1, Parts 2-4
Camelot

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Extra! – The First (Companion) Shall Be Last

VerityExtraCaroleAnnFordWe bring our year of companions to a close by returning to the very first one, Susan. (Though apparently that distinction is up for debate, as is anything and everything in Doctor Who!) Join Deb, Erika, and Liz as we talk about Susan’s tenure on the show and her place in the pantheon of companions. Does she reverberate throughout the history of the show? Or is she an outlier? It’s a fun discussion!

Then Deb interviews Carole Ann Ford herself at LI Who. Listen in as they chat about Susan from the perspective of the woman who brought her to life!

What do you think of Susan? And how do you think she fits into the history of the show? Let us know in the comments!

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Related links:
Lazy Doctor Who reviews “The Sensorites”
An Earthly Child from Big Finish
Companion Piece: Women Celebrate the Humans, Aliens and Tin Dogs of Doctor Who
“Dimensions in Time”

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