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Episode 141 – Empress of Mars Attacks

Low expectations may have helped, but all three Verities enjoyed this ep to varying degrees. Join Deb, Erika, and Katrina as we talk about what we liked and, of course, the few things we didn’t. There was some definite “iffy” territory to cover as well.

What did you think of “Empress of Mars”? Was it rollicking, fanservicey fun? Did it make you uncomfortable from a representational perspective? Possibly both? Does the title need a definitive article? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Gene Demby mentions Doctor Who
Does the dog die?

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Verity! in the (LEGO) TARDIS

As requested, the LEGO Verities took a break from the ballgame at Clutchers Field, and took a tour of the 12th Doctor’s TARDIS.

Look how excited we all are to go inside!

Look how excited we all are to go inside! (L to R: Lynne, Tansy, Deb, Erika, Liz, Katrina)

Of course, Liz makes a beeline for the 12th Doctor.

Of course, Liz makes a beeline for the 12th Doctor. He looks thrilled.

Deb takes the controls, naturally!

Deb takes the controls, naturally!

Tansy and Lynne admire the console as Erika dives in to fix something technical.

Tansy and Lynne assist at the console as Erika dives in to fix something technical.

Kat has a nice chat with her beloved Clara.

Kat has a nice chat with her beloved Clara.

A great time was had by all!

A great time was had by all!

Ep 80 – Terrific Ally: Really Devoted Independent Spaceship

VerityEpisode80That’s right, we’re talking about the TARDIS again! We discussed her villainous tendencies with Lynne and Tansy last year. Now, join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we fold the TARDIS into our Year of Companions. We discuss the evolution of the TARDIS on-screen and how the Doctor’s treatment of her varies by actor and era.

What’s your favorite Doctor-TARDIS pairing? Do you have a favorite (least favorite?) moment between the Doctor and his “wife”? How do you feel about the blatant personification of the TARDIS in the new series? Let us know in the comments!

And be sure to head over to our commentary-picking post to help us determine what wonderful Doctor Who goodness we’ll jabber all over! We’ve already hit our first informal Patreon goal of 120 supporters. We’ll do a second commentary at 125!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
50th anniversary documentaries from BBC America: The Doctors Revisited
Knight Rider
Lazy Doctor Who
Companion Piece

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Ep 78 – Teams in the TARDIS (Not TARDIS Teams)

VerityEpisode78This week we bring you episode 78–really! Pay no attention to Deb’s introduction. Erika isn’t the only one who makes mistakes! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we talk about companion teams. First, we have to define that term and differentiate it from “TARDIS team”. Then we can get into the meat of the discussion–which companions work really really well together? Who can’t you think of without their counterpart?

Let us know your favorite companion teams in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Erika’s grumpy/happy thing: CONsole Room
Down and Safe Liz’s Blake’s 7 podcast
Peter Capaldi w/parachute

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Verity! Episode 63 – Tetchy Antagonistic Rascally Devious Intractable Spaceship

VerityEpisode63The year is almost over, but there’s still time to finish out our year of villains in style! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about the times when the TARDIS has crossed over to the dark side–or seemed to. Or at least acted a little tetchy. Okay, so we realize “villain” is a bit of a strong word, but there were certainly times the TARDIS was antagonistic. And we cover a lot of examples! Here’s a list of (I think) all the stories we talk about in this ep:

What other examples can you think of? Let us know in the comments. And let us know what you think of the TARDIS as a “baddie”!


Also covered:

Bonus link:
Zoe’s spangly pantsuit (scroll down to number 11)

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Verity! Episode 57 – Flatline of Credit

VerityEpisode57Welcome to a squeeful episode of Verity! We loved this episode, and we’re not afraid to show it! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we pick this one apart–in a(n almost entirely) good way! Liz manages to come up with some complaints, but they’re almost all laughably minor. Mostly we spend time talking about Clara and the Doctor. And what could be better, really?

What did you think of “Flatline”? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Splendid Chaps (podcast)
The Pumpkin Spice Phenomenon (John Oliver)
Situation Vacant (Big Finish)
Verity! on Pinterest

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Verity! Extra! – TARDIS Tripping

VerityTARDISTripping-210It’s high time for another silly Verity! Extra! This week’s topic is inspired by a “Mind Meld” in SF Signal. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we discuss where we’d go if we had one trip in the TARDIS. Who wants to do something historical? Who wants something literary? Who wants the future? Or alien adventures? Perhaps most important of all, who is our very own Meddling Monk? (Spoiler: that one’s Liz. Surprise.)

Where would you take the TARDIS if you had one trip? Let us know in the comments!


Associated links:
MIND MELD: Where Would You Take the T.A.R.D.I.S.?
Dumb Ways to Die (I may never get this out of my head. THANKS DEB. ^E)
Soft Apocalypse by Will McIntosh

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Verity! Extra! – Time and Relative Dimension in Space(monkeys)

VerityExtraTARDISRooms-300We’ve had silly Extras before, but perhaps none that went quite this (delightfully) far off the rails. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we talk about our favorite rooms in the TARDIS–both the ones that exist, and the ones we wish did! Come for the TARDIS talk, stay for the space monkeys.


Bonus link:
A guinea pig in battle armor

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Verity! Episode 15 – The Name of the Episode


And that’s a wrap for series 7. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we discuss whether the season closer was everything we hoped it could be or left us feeling slightly uncomfortable. Were the fans properly serviced? Was the last climax really a climax? Was the “reward” video of Matt Smith and David Tennant really much of a reward? We cover all this and more.


Also covered:
Series 8 is a thing! And Matt Smith will be in it!
All the Doctor Who DVDs!
Daemons action figure set available for pre-order!
Hello Sweetie Podcast!

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Erika’s Last Word – Episode 12


Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

I realize I’m getting this post in just under the wire.  (New episode tomorrow covering “The Crimson Horror”!)  I simply haven’t felt much like writing this week.  I still kinda don’t, so this time, you’re getting a straightforward list of things I noticed about this story.  I think Verity! Episode 12 does a fine job of analysis and critique, and I don’t think I have much to add in that department, so on with the randomness! Click here for the randomness!