Episode 291 – Abject Dalek Destruction

ttv_logo_newWe move sideway once again this week into another universe where our familiar Doctor is not present, but replaced with an old time traveling scientist called Dr. Who. To celebrate the 50th anniversary, we look at Daleks’ Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. We give our impressions of the second outing of Peter Cushing as the lovable old doctor as he encounters some new friends and an old enemy.

Also, Glenn does a mini-review of the Traveling the Vortex Book Club book for June, Doctor Who: Royal Blood by Una McCormack, featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Clara as they first encounter The Glamour.

Plus, some “we told you so” news-of-the-week.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Links mentioned in the show:

Simon Clark: “Night of the Triffids: on BBC Radio 4

Goodreads Traveling the Vortex Book Club

Episode 290 – A Kitschy Sixties Romp

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we jump into a parallel universe where the good Doctor is an Earthbound scientist, tinkering with his time machine in his back yard with the non-canonical “Dr. Who And The Daleks”. We finally get around to seeing this alternative version of Terry Nation’s Daleks story.

Also, no news this week, but we have plenty of stuff to talk about with Shaun refreshed from a journey to the great state of Colorado.

And, of course, there’s feedback!

Enjoy!

 

Episode 289 – Misadventures at Church

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show its an Eighth Doctor extravaganza with two audio reviews and a comics miniseries.

First, we explore the midway point of season two of Big Finish’s Eighth Doctor Adventures with the stories, Brave New Town and The Skull Of Sobek. We give our impressions on these two audio stories featuring the Eighth Doctor and Lucy.

Next up, our delayed review of Titan Comics’ Eighth Doctor Miniseries, issues #1-5. Hear our review of the stories individually as well as the story arc put forth in the series.

Plus, news-that’s-not-news.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Pride And Prejudice And Scheduling


Updates and changes galore for your newest home edition of Traveling The Vortex, and a few surprises as well!

Friday Night Who on 7/8 is “Spearhead From Space”.

TTV #289 is All 8th Doctor, as we cover Big Finish 8th Doctor Adventures Season 2: #3 “Brave New Town” and #4 “The Skull Of Sobek”, along with the delayed Titan Comics 8th Doctor mini series #1-5.

The 12th Doctor story Robot Of Sherwood and the Titan Comics we originally had scheduled to review have been postponed for a bit, instead for Friday Night Who on 7/15 is the non-cannonical, alternate universe, cringe at the spelling but still fun “Dr. Who And The Daleks” starring Peter Cushing. This one may be hard to find for some people, so head over to our Amazon link NOW and get yours ordered. It’s available in a two pack which is great, you’ll see why in a minute…

TTV #290 will have our thoughts on “Dr. Who And The Daleks”.

7/22 happens to be the exact 50th Anniversary of the second non-cannonical, alternate universe, cringe at the spelling but still fun “Daleks Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.” with Peter Cushing, so what better way to celebrate than to watch the film for this week’s Friday Night Who? Aren’t you glad you headed over to our Amazon link when you did to get that two pack we talked about a minute ago?

You didn’t?

Well, better go take care of that now.  Go on, the link is right there. We’ll wait for you.

Okay, you’re back? Great! On we go…

TTV #291 will of course have our reviews of “Daleks Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.”

FNW 7/29 is “The Greatest Show In The Galaxy”.

and it’s another book review for Traveling The Vortex episode #292. We’ll be taking a look at Candy Jar Books short story The Band Of Evil by Roger J Simonds & Shaun Russell and Lethbridge-Stewart: The Showstoppers by Jonathan Cooper.

FNW 8/5 is “Mindwarp”.

TTV #293 has some more Titan Comics reviews, these with the 11th Doctor (#2.6 – #2.10) and Big Finish #84 “The Nowhere Place”

Cybermen and dueling Matt Smiths are on the docket for Friday Night Who on 8/12 in the Neil Gaimon penned, “Nightmare In Silver”.

TTV #294 is our look into the acting prowess of the 11th Doctor, It’s Beyond The Doctor: Matt Smith edition. The film is still up for debate, but I’m pushing for Pride & Prejudice & Zombies… We’ll let you know as soon as that one is finalized.

FNW 8/19 is another new series episode with David Tennant in “Gridlock”…

…which sets up an Adversary Archive for The Macra in TTV #295. But we’ll be pulling double duty with this episode, also looking at the Lost In Time story “The Macra Terror”. Sadly NONE of the episodes of this 2nd Doctor tale still exist, so we’ll be reviewing it via the Target Novelization and the Audio Recon from the folks at Loose Cannons.

Beyond that? Top Con and Time Eddy loom on the horizon, along with a certain epiversary. Stay tuned, true believers!

 

Friday Night Who for 7/8

Tonight’s story for Friday Night Who is full of firsts, the start of a new season…first time the show was in color and Jon Pertwee’s first story “Spearhead from Space!”

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Join @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun, @VortexGlenn & @VortexKeith as we press play at Midnight CDT on Friday!

And as always keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #SpearheadfromSpace

Episode 288 – The Ending Stays the Same

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s episode of the podcast we travel back in time with the Fifth Doctor, Peri and Erimem as they visit Richard III in the Big Finish audio story, The Kingmaker. We give our review and perhaps a fractured look at history with this story.

Also, some news of the week including some con announcements, and a Doctor Who world record attempt.

And of course your feedback.

Enjoy!

Links mentioned in the show:

Time Eddy II

Gallifrey One: 28 Years Later

Episode 287 – The Show of Mandragora

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s episode, we feature a small Adversary Archive, this time with a focus on two stories featuring the Mandragora Helix. First, it’s the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith adventure, The Masque of Mandragora. Then a collection of comics once published in Doctor Who magazine which culminate with a sequel to Masque with The Mark of Mandragora featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace. We’ll give our impressions on these stories.

Plus, little news for Doctor Who but we do talk a little about set photos and that filming has begun.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

vlcsnap-2016-06-28-00h57m47s151Be sure to check out our sister podcast, The Five(ish) Fangirls. As we mentioned in the show, we sat in with them to mark a couple of special occasions this week for Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #96: More Tangents In The Vortex.

Episode 286 – Full Moon Rising

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we revisit Candy Jar Books’ Lethbridge-Stewart line and review the latest release, Moon Blink by Sadie Miller. We give our impression on the newest book in the series.

Also, we continue our lunar themed show with a look back at Doctor Who in the 1960’s TV Comic series and discuss the First Doctor, John and Gillian adventure, The Moon Landing.

Plus, some news including an announcement regarding Doctor Who Series 10, another announcement about a returning companion in the Big Finish audios, and some exciting and historic news for the show as it may soon be up for a popular American television award.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!