Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

Posts tagged ‘UNIT’

116 – Spearheading a New Era


Once again we dip into Classic Who with an episode steeped in firsts. Join Deb, Erika, Kat and Tansy as they revisit “Spearhead From Space” and talk about the first Third Doctor story, the first Liz Shaw story, the first Doctor Who in color and more! Listen as Deb and Tansy squee, Erika (shockingly) discovers that she actually likes a Pertwee story and Kat being amused at the mayhem.

How does “Spearhead from Space” fare in your Classic Who rankings? Do you feel this is a good jumping off point for Classic Who or do you think this story is an outlier. Can you identify Mr. Seely’s accent and WHAT is up with those tan lines?

Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!


Also covered:

Download or listen now (runtime 1:22:00) 

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!


Also covered:

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

Download or listen now (runtime 1:27:21) 

Ep 76 – Soldiering On

VerityEpisode76This week’s topic is one we’ve touched on a bit, but we thought it deserved its own episode. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about companions who were also soldiers (or soldierey or soldier-adjacent). Naturally, there’s a lot of UNIT talk, but there are more soldier-companions than you might think.

What do you think of the military companions? And how do you feel about the Doctor’s ever-evolving reaction to soldiers? Let us know in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Our ep on the Master’s companions
Texts from the TARDIS
Verity’s Tumblr
Seasons of War charity anthology
Action by HAVOC tee-shirts: US shop, UK shop

Download or listen now (runtime 1:29:04)