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Forgotten Women of Genre: Verity Lambert

By Riley Silverman

March is Women's History Month. And while we at SYFY FANGRRLS celebrate women's achievements all year long, we're going above and beyond this month with Season 2 of our limited podcast series, Forgotten Women of Genre.

In the summer of 2017, in a special clip created to air during the Wimbledon tournament, Jodie Whittaker was announced as the newest actor, and the first woman, to take over the iconic role of The Doctor on the long-running British science fiction series, Doctor Who. But while debates raged across the internet about whether or not a woman should play the Doctor, and whether or not women’s voices were important to the long-running series, the thing many people lost sight of is that a woman had played one of the most vital roles in the creation of the series. Her name was Verity Lambert.

Science fiction, fantasy, and all associated genres have finally evolved from a niche interest into a mainstream staple. But the women who have been instrumental in creating and shaping the nerdverse have largely gone unrecognized. Until today. SYFY FANGRRLS' Forgotten Women of Genre tells the stories of the women who helped some of the most famous fantasy worlds become a reality.

New episodes of Forgotten Women of Genre will be released every weekday in March. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.