New Verity! Episode 75: The Bottom of the Barrel

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Reblogged from Verity! for your listening pleasure They may not be the most unloved companions, but they’re the ones you, the listeners, didn’t want to hear us talk about. Join Deb, Erika, and Lynne as we discuss the companions in the bottom 1.5% of our listener poll. Why do we think these companions ended up […]

New Verity! Ep 73: Farewell (& Not-So-Well) Companions

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

We thought this provided some nice symmetry with our episode about companion arrivals. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about how companions leave the TARDIS. Many are forced out, some choose to leave, a few even die. We have some definite favorites and some just-as-definite least favorites. Also, Deb objectifies hair and […]

5 Things make a post–April catch up edition

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

So, I’ve had some website issues lately (sorry!), but my intrepid webmasters have got me up and running now. Thanks to them! Some stuff has happened. 1. Beth Whittaker and I have now returned our contract for The Book Formerly Known As The 21st Century Special Collections Reader. It will have a slightly different name, still […]

New! Verity! Extra! — PRIME Lords

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

It’s April Fools’ Day, so we thought we’d bring you something a bit lighter than usual. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we discuss the totally-canonical (according to some) PR1ME computer ads Tom Baker and Lalla Ward did in the early 80s. Wait. I should be clearer–Tom and Lalla did these Australian commercials AS […]

New Verity! Extra! A Titan of Comics

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

For this week’s Extra, we haven’t watched anything. Instead, we’ve been reading! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we talk about the new(ish) line of Doctor Whocomics from Titan Comics. We’ve all read the first five issues of the 10th and 11th Doctors’ series, and some of us have read even farther. We discuss what it’s […]

ICYMI: New Verity! Episode 70: Intellectual Squee-Quals

Monday, March 16th, 2015

That’s right. We’re pretty excited about this week’s companion topic. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about the most educated companions–the academics, the doctors, the scientists, and more. What is it about them that makes them appealing? Is there anything that can be off-putting to audiences? Does Romana count? The answer to […]

New Verity! Extra! — Regeneration Critics

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

It’s Extra!-time again. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we get a little silly (and tangential…surprise, surprise) while talking about regenerations. What makes a “worthy” regeneration for the Doctor? Which ones make us uncomfortable? What would we like to see in the future? (Besides a better Skype connection…grr.) What would we like to see […]

New Verity! Episode 69: Ace is Ace!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

This week we focus on one companion–the winner of our Verity! companions poll! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne, as we talk about Ace! Our personal feelings about Ace as a companion are mixed, but we all agree (mostly) on her importance as a companion. It’s pretty easy to draw a line between Ace and Rose, […]

Remember when I got to interview Scott McCloud?

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Now you can watch it for yourself! Thanks to the Chicago Humanities Festival for giving me this opportunity! I’m super-proud of how it went. <3

New Verity! Episode 67: The First Ladies of Doctor Who

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Ok, it’s finally time to talk about “proper” companions (whatever that means). Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we talk about the companions that started (and re-started) it all. We’re focusing on Susan, Grace, and Rose–the ladies who ushered in each “era” of Doctor Who. We find more parallels than you might expect (certainly more […]