This time we delve into Fifth Doctor actor Peter Davison in the series, All Creatures Great and Small. We’ll give our impressions of the roll Davison played before his time on Doctor Who.
Also, a look at some news of the week, including more back and forth between current show runner Steven Moffat and former show runner Russell T. Davies.
Plus, we return this week with another Doctor Who: Legacy “Tip of the Week”
Oh, and of course, your feedback.
It’s May and time to celebrate the 5th Doctor in our Beyond the Doctor series…so to match with Friday Night Who we’re watching the Visitation!
(Likely not @VortexKeith as he will be moving that weekend)
In this week’s podcast, we review the final two part story that rounds out the Fourth Doctor and Leela’s foray into Big Finish audios. First it’s Trail of the White Worm, followed with The Oseidon Adventure.
We give our impressions on these two stories, and sum up the series as a whole.
Also, some news of the week, including a certain assumption that show runner Steven Moffat may be around longer than previously thought.
Plus, a Gallifrey One update, and we announce the winners of our Free Comic Book Day give-away.
And, of course, your feedback.
Things get deadly this week for Friday Night Who, as we watch “The Deadly Assassin!”
In this week’s podcast we take a look at some more of Titan’s Doctor Who comics lines featuring the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors. We start off with Ten’s line from issues number 6 through 10. Then we follow those up with a review of the Eleventh Doctor issues 6 through 11. And finally we wrap things up with Twelve featured in issues 2 through 7. Also, we throw into the mix, the three story, three Doctor issue given out last weekend for this year’s Free Comic Book Day.
Plus the news of the week!
I’ve seen more than a few “AH!” moments in our feedback/comments page regarding the phenomenon that is Friday Night Who, and thought I should take a moment to fill in some of our newer listeners on just what exactly the heck this thing is.
Set the Waybac machine for… well longer ago than I care to think about. Doctor Who is on in reruns on local public television station KCPT out of Kansas City. Every week without fail, every Friday at midnight they would broadcast a classic Who story in omnibus format. And every week without fail I was in my living room watching. (I didn’t have a lot going on Friday nights.)
So when the podcast came alone we thought it would be cool to relive those days, by watching an episode of Doctor Who every Friday Night at midnight. We synch up our copies, press play at midnight and watch together, but with the added fun of tweeting along to the episode. It’s great fun and a chance to interact with us and other listeners over something we all love. So if you’ve got a twitter account, join us. Just look for the #FridayNightWho hashtag (and a complete schedule of upcoming episodes is posted just below!)
Once again sneaking this onto the feeds just before the wire. My apologies. Without further ado…
Our show this week will be covering the world of Titan Comics, we’ll take a look at the next batch of issues released since our last review, for Doctors 10, 11, and 12, as well as check into the just started 9th Doctor line, and the Free Comic Book day multi-story issue. What? You didn’t get one of the free comic book day issues? Well fret not, we have a few extra to give away on the show this week!
Friday Night Who on 5/15 is “The Deadly Assassin” with Tom Baker.
* Our show next week (TTV #229) takes us back to the Big Finish 4th Doctor Adventures, with #5 and 6: “Trail Of The White Worm” and “The Oseidon Adventure”.
*EDIT – Filing this under the “this is why we can’t have nice things” category, I have corrected the titles of these Big Finish stories to read correctly, NOT as they were Trail Of The White Worm 1 & 2. Not sure what I was thinking or reading, my apologies for the confusion – Shaun
FNW on 5/22 is “The Visitation”.
Since we’ve already reviewed this week’s Friday Night Who selection, TTV #230 will be all about Peter Davison as we go Beyond The Doctor, and take a look at his performance in some episodes of All Creatures Great And Small.
FNW 5/29 is “The Happiness Patrol” with Sylvester McCoy.
TTV #231 is a Companion Archive on Bernice “Benny” Summerfield. We’ll tackle her in reviews of Big Finish #13 “Shadow of the Scourge”, and #42 “The Dark Flame”.
June brings us to ol’ sixie, so Friday Night Who on 6/5 is the first two parts of “The Two Doctors”.
Episode #232 of Traveling The Vortex goes Beyond The Doctor with Colin Baker, but we are still searching for just the right thing to showcase him in. Stand by for updates!
FNW 6/12 finishes off “The Two Doctors” with Part 3.
** TTV #233 is even more Big Finish, #45 “Project Lazarus”, and #57 “Arrangements For War”. NOTE! “Project Lazarus” is a sequel to “Project Twilight” (#23) listeners MAY wish to refresh their memories of the previous adventure…
** EDIT (I had the number wrong on “Shadow Of The Scourge”, it is Big Finish main line story number 13, NOT #7. This has been corrected.) – Shaun
We’ll celebrate Father’s Day a little early this year on 6/19 with Christopher Eccleston in “Father’s Day” for Friday Night Who
Which will lead us into another one of those fun topics in TTV #234: Great Fathers in Doctor Who. Get your feedback in, we’ll be counting on you guys to help us flesh out the best fictional Dads in the vortex!
Rounding out the end of June for FNW on 6/26 is William Hartnell in “The Aztecs”.
And TTV #235 returns Paul McGann’s Big Finish 8th Doctor Adventures to the line up with #5 “Phobos” and #6 “No More Lies”.
Beyond that? Well Con Season starts back up for some of us, but we can let slip that we have something special planned with Lost Episode Re-Cons, and a book review or two on the horizon.
We take a break from the ordinary and become very animated with this week’s Friday Night Who with “The Infinite Quest”
In this week’s show we flip last week’s topic on its ear and discuss the question: Is Davros better of without the Daleks?
We try to answer that by exploring what we know of the creator of the Daleks.
But leading into that discussion, we review the Big Finish Productions story, Davros, produced during the 40th anniversary year of Doctor Who. We’ll give our impression of that story.
And, per usual, we’ll discuss some news of the week, but not before we provide our reviews of the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the recently released, Avengers: Age of Ultron. We should warn you however, we get into some HEAVY SPOILERS about the film. So, if you have yet to see it, you may want to skip ahead in the podcast to about the 41 or 42 minute mark.
Plus, another Doctor Who: Legacy – Tip of the Week.
And, of course, your feedback.
Some heavy editing on this week’s podcast has lead to a delay in its release. I can assure you it’s recorded and in-the-can (as they say) and should be on the feeds sometime later this evening. As always, we appreciate your patience.