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Posts tagged ‘Year of Women’

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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Ep 165 – Companions on the Orient Express

Mini-arc #3, companions collecting women companions, starts with the realization that new-Who doesn’t have many great examples of this. Join Deb, Liz, and Lynne as they discuss why that might be and how it works (or doesn’t) in the case of “Mummy on the Orient Express”. Poor Erika, who is absent, takes some serious guff.

What do you think about companions’ companions in the modern era? Are they sparse because of lack of screen time? Is it simply a different type of storytelling? Or something else? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus link:
Verity!‘s previous “Mummy” ep

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Ep 163 – Villainous Women

We’re wrapping up the second mini-arc of our Year of Women! Join Deb, Erika, Lizbeth, and Tansy as we talk about the lady-villains of Doctor Who.

What women actors do we still need to have in Doctor Who? What are your favorite villainous archetypes? And should there be more cloaks? (Yes. Yes there should.) Let us know in the comments!

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Also covered:

  • Liz is relieved that the pre-Gally-ticket-buying nerves are over and she has her ticket to Gallifrey One 2019!
  • Tansy loves Big Finish’s Torchwood Series 5!
  • Erika cannot wait for Gallifrey One, even though it’s almost a year away!
  • Deb just got ATA Girl and discovered she bought a Big Finish Humble Bundle a while back and now has so much great audio to dive into!

Bonus link:
Lost in Space on Netflix

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Ep 162 – Controlled Scene-Chewing from the Pit

Our celebration of David Fisher-penned female villains continues. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we chat about Lady Adrasta and her cohort Karela. Things get a little bit Snow White and the wicked queen as far as we can tell.

What do you think of this story and these villains? Let us know in the comments!

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Ep 161 – Stones of Justice

Our villains mini-arc continues with a duplicitous dame. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we dig into Viven Fay (aka Cessair of Diplos, aka the Cailleach, aka many other names). With many many many tangents to celebrate the greatness of Beatrix Lehmann as Professor Amelia Rumford.

Are you a fan of these two? Let us know in the comments!

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Ep 160 – The Villainess of Venice

It’s time for another year-of-women mini-arc, y’all! Join Deb, Erika, and Lynne as we begin to focus on villains. Our first foray into the territory of lady baddies starts in Venice in 1580: Rosanna Calvierri in “The Vampires of Venice”.

What do you think of this story, this villain, her motives, her species, her biology, and (most importantly) her collar? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus links:
Verity! ep 40 (our year-of-villains ep about women)
Joanna Russ’ We Who Are About To

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Ep 155 – Dark Waters of Mars

The first mini-arc of our Year of Women focuses on competent women, and Adelaide Brooke totally fits the bill! Join Deb, Katrina, and Lynne as they talk about Adelaide, her personality, her mission, her decisions, and much more. They also discover a possible tag-line for this year of podcasting: “It’s a whole different story when you change the POV.” Boy howdy.

What do you think about Ms. Brooke? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus links:
Kat’s post about 10 kickass ladies
Chicks Dig Time Lords

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