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Posts tagged ‘Year of Women’

Ep 175 – A-Kickin’ and a-Stabbin’

We close off our last mini-arc of 2018 with a wrap-up discussion of kicky-stabby ladies in Doctor Who. Join Deb, Liz, and Tansy as they talk about this history of the more aggressive ladies of Who.

Who are some of your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

Extra-special thanks to our guest editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
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Ep 174 – A Kicky-Stabby Remembrance

Our final mini-arc continues with Ace, who bashes and ‘splodes her way though “Remembrance of the Daleks”. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lizbeth as we talk about Ace and her baseball bat and the Nitro-9 she’s not carrying.

What do you think of Ace, both in this story and generally? Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

Hammer House of Podcast
Andrew-Mark Thompson
Malorie Blackman on Desert Island Discs
Support Verity! on Patreon!

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Ep 173 – Let’s Kicky-Stab Hitler

She may be more “shooty-‘splodey” than kicky stabby here, but River Song is the next focus of our mini arc. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about “Let’s Kill Hitler” and River (aka Melody, aka Mels) overall.

How do you feel about River in this story? In general? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus link:
This Week in Time Travel

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Ep 172 – The Face of Kicky-Stabby

This week we launch the final mini-arc in our Year of Women: Kicky-Stabby women! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we launch things in style — Sevateem style! That’s right, Leela is our first kicky-stabby heroine (in her first story, “The Face of Evil”), and we’re thrilled to have a chance to talk about her, as it’s something we haven’t done much at all on Verity!

What do you think of Leela? Of this story? Of this idea for a mini-arc? Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

Extra-special thanks to our guest editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!

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Ep 168 – Companions’ Companions

Time to wrap up our companions’ companions mini-arc. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we talk about the phenomenon of a companion collecting their own companion throughout the ages of Doctor Who.

What other examples are you find of? Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

Bonus links:
Beginner’s Puck
Big Finish’s 10th Doctor and Donna box set

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Ep 167 – The Invasion of the Companion’s Companion

This time we feel like we’re fully on track when it comes to companions picking up companions. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we chat about the amazing Isobel Watkins and her relationship with Zoe (and the rest of the TARDIS crew) in “The Invasion”.

What do you think of Isobel? Is she subversive in her femininity? Is Zoe actually her companion? Or is she flighty and not as great as we think? Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

Bonus links:
Hammer House of Podcast
The Company of Friends – Mary’s
Story (Mary Shelley in Big Finish)
The Audio Guide to Babylon 5
Lazy Doctor Who
“Dimensions in Time”
Storm Warning (Big Finish)
Head Over Feels
“Fangirl Isn’t a Dirty Word” (Deb’s essay in Apex Magazine)
Doctor Who: The Writers’ Room Episode 54 (with Deb, talking about “The Invasion”)
“There’s Nothing ‘Only’ About Being a Journalist” (Tansy’s essay about Sarah Jane Smith)

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Ep 166 – The Greatest Companions in the Galaxy

This mini-arc may have curved all the way off the rails, but we don’t care. Ace is the embodiment of this very idea, and “The Greatest Show in the Galaxy” gives us plenty to talk about. Including, of course, a significant tangent about the history of clowns in popular media. Because why not?

What do you think about Ace’s companion-collecting habits? And do you think she and Mags would have made a good TARDIS team? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus links:
slash goggles
Torchwood “Out of Time”

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