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RIP Rodney Bennett

British TV director Rodney Bennett, who helmed three classic serials starring Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen, has died aged 81.

Bennett directed two of Baker’s key early stories – The Ark in Space and The Sontaran Experiment – as well as Sladen’s penultimate adventure, The Masque of Mandragora. 35 more words

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The Quaintness of Classic Doctor Who

After writing a post about Monty Python and James Bond my mind seems to be very firmly rooted in icons from the UK.  When it comes to long-lived franchises out of England that resonate for a geek like me, Doctor Who has to take the top spot.   1,687 more words

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Doctor Who-ther

To my Catholic friends: no harm intended. I love a lot of things about Catholicism and many of y’all are the best people I know. I just had this weird dream where I had this particular idea and I was going to pitch it to Stephen Colbert…who is Catholic so I don’t know why he would like this in the first place.

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Extra! - In Defence Of ... The Gavel Edition

As promised, we’re starting off the year’s Extras with some fun! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy for another edition of Verity!’s most popular gameshow–“In Defense Of”! 33 more words

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New Verity! Extra! IN DEFENSE OF!

Timestamp #100: The Stones of Blood

Doctor Who: The Stones of Blood
(4 episodes, s16e09-e12, 1978)

It’s a time of milestones: The 100th adventure, the dawn of the franchise’s 15th anniversary, and the 100th (regular) Timestamp. 1,526 more words

Criticality

Extra! - In Defence Of ... The Gavel Edition

As promised, we’re starting off the year’s Extras with some fun! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy for another edition of Verity!’s most popular gameshow–“In Defense Of”! 33 more words

Doctor Who