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Posts tagged ‘The Master’

200 – Frontier in Space Jam

Happy 200th numbered episode! Join Deb, Erika, and Tansy as we cover why this really isn’t our 200th podcast and why we decided to “celebrate” by covering a seemingly-random season 10 episode!

What do you think about “Frontier in Space”? Are you a big Jo fan? Love the Master? Have thoughts on the Doctor’s hair? Let us know in the comments!

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Happy things:

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Episode 149 – Here Come the Drums Here Come the Drums

Our year of loves and lasts hits another love. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we discuss an episode that Kat really loves: “The Sound of Drums”. Yes, you read that right. Kat loves a 10th Doctor episode, and we find out why! We also talk about why the rest of us like it. There are numerous reasons, including Jack and the Master and good old Martha.

Why do you love (or not love) this ep? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus links:
Our ep that covers “The Five Doctors”
Our ep about Martha’s last (proper) episodes

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Episode 148 – The Master, Revisited

Yes, we did already talk about the Master, but now that Missy is here, it’s a whole new conversation! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we talk about the vast and interesting history of this character and their interactions with the Doctor.

Who’s your favorite Master? Why? And what do you think has been most consistent/most off-the-rails about them? Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

Bonus link:
Doctor/Master fanvid set to Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space”

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Episode 144 – The Doctor Falls Over

That’s it. Series 10 is over. None of us are happy to see it go, but many of us are happy about how it went. Join Erika, Katrina, Lynne, and Tansy as we hash over this finale and discuss what we might see (and what we want to see) at Christmas.

How do you think the Doctor fell? Let us know in the comments!

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Episode 143 – Cool World Enough and Time

It’s a rare on-location Verity! with an even-rarer special guest! Join Erika, Liz, and returning guest, Caroline Symcox as we discuss part one of the season finale story. It was some intense Doctor Who, and we have some intense reactions to it. We also have some wacky theorizing.

Warning: Wacky theorizing may cause disappointment when the show doesn’t do what the wacky theory said it might. Or, at least, it will if you’re Liz.

How did this part-one-of-two strike you? What are your theories? Tell us in the comments!

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106 – Terror of the Accents

VerityEpisode106After last week’s delightful interview with Katy Manning, we thought it a perfect time to cover Jo Grant’s first outing. Join Deb, Katrina, Liz, Lynne, and Tansy as they discuss”Terror of the Autons”, which was not only Jo’s first story, but the Master’s, as well as what many call the first real “UNIT family” story. Some even argue it’s the genesis of a budding romance between the Master and the Doctor…

Tansy is on Valium, Liz forgets her intro, and Kat gets to talk about punk rock. A good time is had by all! And of course, it wouldn’t be a Verity! ep if the Verities didn’t take a sweet tangent into social issues. This time it’s an examination of accents and the class systems of various countries.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

Bonus links:
Liz’s new The Ambassadors of Death book
The fab Delgado Master cosplayer who gave us daffodils
Lazy Doctor Who

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Ep 74 – Mastering Companions

VerityEpisode74Yes, we assure you this really is episode 74. Pay no attention to the wildly inaccurate introduction claiming we’ve gotten further than we have. This is what happens when Deb leaves us alone. Join Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we try to cope without our moderating maven. And what are we discussing? We stick to our 2015 theme of companions, but we take it in a different direction this week. We’re talking about the companions of a different Time Lord. Yep, from Delgado to Gomez, we’re covering the Master’s (Missy’s) companions! Why does the Master always seem to have lackeys assisting him? We discover the Master’s reasons for picking up strays aren’t always that different from the Doctor’s, though his methods of acquiring these “helpers” is usually quite different.

What do you think of the Master’s companions? Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

Bonus link:
The Memory Cheats

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