Author Archive: Glenn

Episode 357 – Triangle of the Dead

We return to the “Brigverse” (or “Expanded UNITverse” as suggested this week) with a review of Candy Jar Book’s Lethbridge-Stewart: The Dreamer’s Lament by Benjamin Burford-Jones. Hear our thoughts on the most recent story in the series.

Also, we chat about news, including the recently released clip from Twice Upon A Time that was screened on this year’s Children in Need Special in the UK.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

 

Episode 356 – Fashion Sense

This week we finish off the saga of Excelis and give our thoughts on the overall arc with our review of Bernice Summerfield and Iris Wildthyme in Big Finish audio, The Plague Herds of Excelis. 

Plus fashion and blue box exteriors take center stage as we discuss the news of the week.

Enjoy!

 

Links:

A Gal & a Gay Podcast

Episode 355 – Der Kommissar’s In Town

In this week’s podcast we revisit the planet Artaris for two more parts of the Excelis Saga. First it’s the Sixth Doctor in Excelis Rising. Then we join the Seventh Doctor for Excelis Decays. Find out what we thought of these next two chapters of the story by Big Finish.

And some sad news to report this week with two great losses for Doctor Who fandom.

Plus, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Link(s) mentioned in this show:

Candy Jar Books’ Lethbridge-Stewart website

“What If John Carpenter Did a Doctor Who Theme.”

Episode 354 – A Man Down

A short episode this week, and one host shy of a full crew, Keith and Glenn discuss the Candy Jar Books novel – Lethbridge-Stewart: The Daughters of Earth by Sarah Groenewegen. Find out what we thought of this installment in the “Brig-verse”.

And we examine two short stories, The Two Brigadiers by Jonathan Macho and The Cruel Oil by Harry Draper.

A warning:  THESE REVIEWS ARE NOT SPOILER-FREE!

Also, we look at some news from the week.

And, we dip into the Goodreads Traveling the Vortex Book Club forum for a look at a review from Time Lord Ben.

Enjoy!

Episode 353 – Time Eddy III – The Final Chapter

In this week’s episode we talk about our adventures at Time Eddy III, which is the third year for the Wichita area Doctor Who convention. We discuss the con and recount some stories from our three days of fun.

Also, we chat about the recent casting announcements for Series 11.

And of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

 

Episode 352 – A Real Wildthyme

In this week’s episode of the podcast, we prepare for our Time Eddy III panel featuring the lovely Katy Manning by listening to, not one, but two Iris Wildthyme adventures from Big Finish. First, it’s the beginning to the Excelis story arc.Excelis Dawns, also featuring the Fifth Doctor. Then we head to the Main Range title, The Wormery, with Iris joining the Sixth Doctor for an adventure. Hear our reviews of both of these audios.

Also, the news of the week.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 351 – Wrong With Authority

Britbox has finally released its reconstructed version of the Second Doctor story, The Wheel In Space featuring Jamie and introducing Zoe. So, we take this opportunity to discuss the story and talk about our impressions of the reconstruction as well.

Also, some news of the week, including Christmas Special news, Big Finish news and more.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 350 – Pledge Drive!

This is the one we’ve been threaten… er… promising for years. Here is the one where we ask for your continuing support financially. This is our special pledge drive edition of the podcast. Please consider giving if you can.

Also, a special sneak peek, of the upcoming Lethbridge-Stewart spin-off novel, The Lucy Wilson Mysteries: Avatars of the Intelligence, courtesy of our friends at Candy Jar Books. We tell you what you can expect from the novel written by Sue Hampton.

And, of course… COMMENTS!

Enjoy!

Links mentioned in the show:

Candy Jar Books – Lucy Wilson preorder and other upcoming books

Time Eddy III – Information and ticket sales

The Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast – 31 Days of Wholloween and other details

Episode 349 – Harry Sullivan is a Genius!

In this week’s episode, we review Big Finish Main Range story #92 Nocturne with Seven, Ace and Hex, plus a look at Titan Comics 9th Doctor issues #6-10.

Plus, a look at several news items this week.

Enjoy!

 

 

Friday Night Who 9/22

Friday Night Who – Battlefield

 

We travel backward to the Seventh Doctor story “Battlefield” for Friday Night Who this week. Grab your DVD or boot up your Britbox subscriptions and join us this Friday night at 10:30pm Central. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@travelvortex) and look for the #FridayNightWho & #Battlefield hashtags to join the conversation.

Episode 348 – Mageewhozeewhatzit

In this week’s show we review Big Finish Doctor Who Main Range entry #221 The Star Men featuring the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Adric. Hear wat we think of the return of Adric in this story.

And we start Titan Comics’ 10th Doctor Year 3 with issues #1-5.

Plus Time Eddy III news as well as a big announcement from Big Finish Productions.

Enjoy!

UPDATED: Scheduling Revisions (or Fixing What Shaun Hath Wrought)

Friday Night Who for 9/15 features the Fifth Doctor and his companions, Nyssa, Tegan and Adric with all four parts of Four To Doomsday.

For TTV Episode #348, we review Big Finish Doctor Who Main Range entry #221 The Star Men and we start Titan Comics’ 10th Doctor Year 3 with issues #1-5

On 9/22, Friday Night Who will feature the Second Doctor story, The Krotons.

And then for TTV Episode #349 it’s a ‘Lost In Time’ feature as we look at Britbox’s reconstruction of the story, The Wheel In Space. We’ll also review the novelization of this story written by Terrance Dicks for Target Books. (This is subject to a timely release of the story by Britbox, of course)

For Friday Night Who on 9/22 we are watching Battlefield featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace.

Then for TTV #349 we review Big Finish Main Range story #92 Nocturne with Seven, Ace and Hex, plus a look at Titan Comics 9th Doctor issues #6-10.

The for Friday Night Who in 9/29 we head back to Series 9 for the Peter Capaldi two-part story, Under The Lake / Before The Flood.

Then, it’s the episode we’ve been warning you about for years! Open up the pocketbook and loosen those purse strings, it’s an “epiversary” special for TTV #350 with our PLEDGE DRIVE! In this show we will also be giving you a SPOILER FREE sneak preview of Candy Jar Books’ Lethbridge-Stewart spin-off, The Lucy Wilson Mysteries: Avatars of the Intelligence.

For Friday Night Who on 10/6 we are watching Battlefield featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace.

Then for TTV #351 we review Big Finish Main Range story #92 Nocturne with Seven, Ace and Hex, plus a look at Titan Comics 9th Doctor issues #6-10.

On 10/6, Friday Night Who will feature the Second Doctor story, The Krotons.

And then for TTV Episode #351 it’s a ‘Lost In Time’ feature as we look at Britbox’s reconstruction of the story, The Wheel In Space. We’ll also review the novelization of this story written by Terrance Dicks for Target Books. (This is subject to a timely release of the story by Britbox, of course)

Friday Night Who for 10/13 sees us viewing the Fifth Doctor story, Frontios

TTV #352 is a ‘Companion Archive’ featuring Iris Wildthyme. We’ll review two Big Finish stories featuring the character with Excelis Dawns and Big Finish Main Range story #51 The Wormery

On 10/20 we go all the way back to the beginning for Friday Night Who with the story, An Unearthly Child.

And fresh off of this year’s Time Eddy 3, TTV #353 will feature our time at the Wichita Doctor Who convention.

Beyond that, who knows? But, there is always Christmas to look forward to.

Friday Night Who 9/15

Friday Night Who – Four to Doomsday

 

We travel back to the Peter Davison era this week. Grab your DVD or boot up your Britbox subscriptions and join us for “Four to Doomsday” featuring the Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa and Adric this Friday night at 10:30pm Central. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@travelvortex) and look for the #FridayNightWho & #FourToDoomsday hashtags to join the conversation.

Episode 347 – The History Book of Rassilon

In this week’s episode we tackle Gallifrey 101 with a review of the new book, Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords by Steve Tribe, covering the ancient, legendary civilization and it’s more notable historical figures.

Plus, we discuss TopCon Geek Expo 2017, and what we thought of this year’s offering.

We also look at some news-of-the-week.

Enjoy!

Link mentioned in this week’s show:

Free short story offer from Candy Jar Books – The Cruel Oil

Episode 346 – The Wilderness Ban

In this week’s show, we ban Shaun’s overuse of the word, “wilderness”. You’re welcome.

Also, we finish off our reviews of the Big Finish 4th Doctor Adventures Season 2 with episodes #6 “The Dalek Contract”, and #7 “The Final Phase”.

Plus, no news this week, BUT… we do have feedback!

Enjoy!