Author Archive: Glenn

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!

Episode 326 – Flaming Penguin

It’s here! It’s finally arrived. We survived the “wilderness year”, (okay, yes we got an episode at Christmas, and yes it’s not fair to call it a wilderness year because that cheapens the period of drought from 1989 until 2005), but Doctor Who is finally back on our television screens!

This, our Easter Saturday episode covers the Doctor and Nardole and the introduction of new companion Bill in The Pilot.

We offer our opinions on the story, and be aware, this is a SPOILER FILLED EPISODE of the podcast.

Also some recent news and speculation.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 325 – Tripping the Limelight Fantastic

Two topics up for review on this week’s episode.

First it’s the Third Doctor mini-series from Titan Comics. We tackle this story arc featuring the Third Doctor, Jo Grant, and a whole host of other familiar faces featured in era.

Then, another Big Finish audio drama from the Main Range. This time it’s the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn story The Assassin in the Limelight.

Plus, news of the week, including a fairly “SPOILERY” one, so be warned.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 324 – Improbable Plotting

Some Seventh and Twelfth Doctor materials this week.

We start with Big Finish mainline story #79 Night Thoughts featuring the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Hex. Find out what they are up to, and what we thought of this atmospherically dark tale.

Then the Twelfth Doctor “auditions” more companions in Titan’s Year Two of his ongoing series. We look at issues #2.11 – #2.15.

Plus, our reaction to some of the news this week, including diversity in series 10.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 323 – Best of the Worst

We asked the listeners to vote on the WORST monsters to grace Doctor Who. The dregs, the deplorable, the ones despised by fandom. You know the ones. In this week’s show we take the top ten vote-getters, and then rise to their defense and explain why they’re actually pretty great. Here’s what we thought.

Also, some news of the week, including guest announcements for Planet Comicon in KC.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 322 – Small Soldiers

In this week’s episode we look at two Fifth Doctor and Nyssa stories from the Big Finish Doctor Who Main Range. First it’s the four story anthology offering, Circular Time. Then we examine Renaissance of the Daleks. Find out what we liked and didn’t like in these two offerings.

Plus, we look at some news of the week, including another trailer for the upcoming series 10.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 321 – Bye-Bye, Duggan!

In this week’s podcast we revisit one of our favorite stories, City of Death. But, this time it’s for a review of the novelization of the classic TV story, written by James Goss, from the story by Douglas Adams and David Fisher. We compare the treatment and discuss it’s transformation from on-screen gem to book form.

Plus, a few news items this week.

Enjoy!