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Jodie Whittaker announced as the 13th Doctor

Actress Jodie Whittaker takes over as the 13th Doctor at Christmas

Actress Jodie Whittaker takes over as the 13th Doctor at Christmas. – Image BBC

The BBC revealed in a trailer following Wimbledon men’s singles final, that actress Jodie Whittaker will step into the shoes of the Doctor as the character’s next incarnation.

The Broadchurch star follows Peter Capaldi, who took the role in 2013 and leaves in this year’s Christmas special.

She joins another Broadchurch alum. Doctor Who’s new showrunner is Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall.

Whittaker told BBC News:

“It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

As well as TV work, Whittaker has appeared on the big screen, in One Day, Attack the Block and St Trinian’s.

Episode 338 – Class is in Session

In this week’s episode of the podcast, we revisit the Doctor Who spin-off series, Class with a full review of the entire first (if only) season. We give our impressions of the series as a whole.

Also, some convention announcements and we talk briefly about some news of the week.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 337 – Dancing With Myself

A special delivery delayed the show this week, but we’re not holding that against her.

This week we look at the final episode of Series 10, The Doctor Falls. Find out what we thought of the finale.

Also, some news, including a few Christmas special announcements.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Friday Night Who 6/30

Join us June 30 at our new time, 10:30 CDT for our weekly Doctor Who watch-along, Friday Night Who! We’re journeying to the end of the First Doctor’s era this week with William Hartnell’s last outing, in “The Tenth Planet”. As always, you can join the conversation on Twitter. Just follow @travelvortex and look for the #FridayNightWho #TheTenthPlanet hashtags.

Not sure what time that is in your part of the world? Enter your timezone in the widget below to show you.

Episode 336 – Kill Bill Vol. 1

In this week’s show we examine the long awaited story in Series 10, World Enough and Time. We give our impressions of the not-so-surprising as well as the unexpected reveals in the show.

Plus, some big guest announcements from our good friends over at Time Eddy III. And some exciting news from our friends over at Candy Jar Books.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 335 – Death By Scotland

In this week’s show we look at the latest Doctor Who Series 10 story, The Eaters of Light. We give our opinions on the latest in the series.

Plus, some news of the week, including some sad news on a The Doctor Who Experience sunset date and big news about the Doctor’s arch nemesis the Master getting a series of audios of his own from Big Finish.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Links mentioned in this show:

Sundown – a short film starring Doctor Who stars Caitlin Blackwood & Frazer Hines

Episode 334 – God Save the Queen

In this week’s show we look at the latest story in Doctor Who Series 10, The Empress of Mars. We’ll give our, very brief this week, impressions on the episode.

Also, some news, that’s not news, about news, that will be news eventually. We’re referring to a certain someone’s (*cough* RTD) claim that he’s aware of a certain casting of a certain favorite character of ours.

And of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Side Trip 27 – The Three Musketeers of BritishFest

In this special Side Trip episode of the Traveling the Vortex podcast we feature a panel recorded at this year’s BritishFest on June 4, 2017 with Terry Molloy, Frazer Hines, and Colin Spuall. The panei was titled, Dalek vs. Cyberman and it was great fun. We hope you enjoy this special release.

 

 

 

 

Episode 333 – Sweet Little Lies

In this week’s episode of Traveling the Vortex, we take a look at the Series 10 story, The Lie of the Land. Find out what we thought of the finale of a somewhat three part story arc.

Plus, we’ll review some of the news this week.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 332 – The $25,000 Pyramid at the End of the World

From Podcast City in Topeka, Kansas this is The $25,000 Pyramid at the End of the World, and here are your hosts, Glenn, Shaun and Keith. This week we examine the latest Doctor Who Episode, The Pyramid at the End of the World.

Also, our reaction to the latest news.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 331 – I Go To Extremis

Among this week’s title confusion, we take a look at the latest episode of Doctor Who Series 10 with a review of Extremis. We try to unlock some of the mysteries of the title as well as give our impressions on the story.

Also, some news of the week.

And of course, lots and lots of wonderful feedback this week,

Enjoy!

Episode 330 – Plot Holes For Days

In this week’s show we try and defend the latest episode of Doctor Who with a review of Oxygen.  Take a listen and see if you agree with what we and some of our listeners thought.

Plus, some news of the week, including some Big Finish Doctor Who titles recently added to online streaming service, Spotify.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

**Special thanks to Chrissy for this week’s episdode title!**

Episode 329 – Open the Door

In this week’s episode we discuss Knock, Knock. We give our impressions of the story and share our likes and dislikes about the episode.

Plus, we are all three fresh off seeing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, so be warned, SPOILERS abound about that film. Discussion begins around the 8:30 mark and continue until about 28 minutes in.

Also, some news of the week, including Big Finish Torchwood news.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 328 – No Luxury For Outrage

A bit of a delay this week, but as they say, better late than never.

In this episode we take a look at The Twelfth Doctor and Bill’s third outing in the story Thin Ice. We’ll give you our reviews of this story.

Plus, we are fresh back from a weekend at this year’s Planet Comicon in Kansas City, MO. We share stories about the convention.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 327 – Lost in the Woods

In this week’s episode we examine the latest Series 10 offering, Smile. Hear our review of this episode.

And if you’re curious about this week’s episode title, pay close attention. Then send Shaun an email and let him know that he is wrong.

And of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!