Author Archive: Glenn

River Song / Weeping Angels 101

Well, it looks like Keith will be delving all the way back into Weeping Angels lore (at least all that we fans know about them, anyway.)

This weeks poll asked if Keith should watch “Blink” and “Silence in the Library” / “Forest of the Dead” duo-logy before tackling “The Time of Angels” and “Flesh and Stone”. You spoke and Keith listened, so he has begun his crash coarse on the origins of both story lines.

Fortunately for him there is little of Ten to worry about in “Blink” to add to the confusion, however, he is about to get a double dose of Tennant’s Doctor AND Donna Noble in Season Four.

We are still discussing whether or not to split this week’s discussion in two. I guess you’ll have to wait to find out in the next episode of Traveling the Vortex, coming very soon!

Poll Closes Soon!

There are just a few hours left to vote on our web poll on whether Keith should watch “Blink” and “Silence in the Library” / “Forest of the Dead” duo-logy BEFORE “The Time of Angels” and “Flesh and Stone”. You can find the poll on the right hand side of the blog. Happy voting!

Episode 2 – Fishfingers, Beasties, and Daleks!

Episode 2 of Traveling the Vortex is now available on the feed!

This week we talk a bit about Torchwood: Miracle Day, and the Dr. Who YouTube Channel. Keith has watched the first three episodes of Season 5 since then, so we discuss what he and the others thought of them. We round out the episode by discussing how Keith should continue.What do you think? Should he go back and watch Blink, Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead before continuing on to The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone? Sound off and let us know!

If you’d like to leave feedback, you can e-mail us at travelingthevortex@gmail.com. You can also follow us on twitter – @travelvorex, and on Facebook. If you’d like to leave us an audio feedback, we have a Google Voice box as well. The number is 913-890-3025.

Thanks for listening!

UPDATE: In this episode we also talked about the opening theme, and that it represents our passion for gaming, particularly from the late 80’s and early 90’s (or the NES years). Giving credit where credit is due, here is a link to composer, ShatteredDreams888’s YouTube channel where the theme comes from. http://www.youtube.com/user/ShatteredDreams888

"Torchwood: Miracle Day" details

The BBC and Starz Entertainment, today announced new cast, plot and character details for the new series of Torchwood.

– First is the name change from Torchwood: New world to Torchwood: Miracle Day.
– It will premier this July.
– Cast
  – Mekhi Phifer (ER and Lie To Me) as Rex Matheson, a C.I.A.operative.
  – Bill Pullman (Independence Day) as Oswald Danes, a convicted child killer who survives his own execution to become the most infamous man on the planet.
  – Alexa Havins as Esther Drummond, a deskbound C.I.A agent
  – Arlene Tur as Dr Vera Juarez, a Washington D.C. surgeon
  – John Barrowman and Eve Myles will return in their roles as Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper respectively.

– The 10-episode installment has been written by a team led by Torchwood creator, Russell T Davies, and produced by BBC Worldwide Productions.

The plot of Miracle Day (SPOILERS): 

  • One day, nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep aging — they get hurt and sick — but they never die. The result: a population boom, overnight. With all the extra people, resources are finite. It’s said that in four months’ time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can’t be a natural event – someone’s got to be behind it. It’s a race against time as C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy. The answers lie within an old, secret British institute. As Rex keeps asking “What is Torchwood?”, he’s drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human, forever.

Recording Tonight!

Keith, Shaun and I will sit down and record our second episode of Traveling the Vortex tonight. We’ll be talking about the first three episodes of Doctor Who – Season 5 starring Matt Smith as The Doctor. Be sure to look for it on the feeds coming soon.

And thank you to everyone who has discovered and downloaded our inaugural episode. We were a little overwhelmed by the amount of people who have been attracted to out site.

If you’d like to leave feedback, you can e-mail us at travelingthevortex@gmail.com. You can also follow us on twitter – @travelvorex, and on Facebook. If you’d like to leave us an audio feedback, we have a Google Voice box as well. The number is 913-890-3025.

Thanks for listening!

River Song on the Late Late Show

Don’t forget to set your DVRs tonight. Alex Kingston (River Song) is on The Late Late Show With Craig Freguson tonight on CBS. I also understand that the Doctor Who cold open planned for the night Matt Smith was on, was finally cleared by their legal department. So if you didn’t catch it on YouTube, tonight could be a special treat.

Episode 1 – A Christmas Carol

Episode 1 is now available on the feed!  In this episode we discuss the recently broadcast Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol.  Also an introduction to the hosts, Shaun, Keith, and Glenn.  Hope you enjoy.  By the way, the iTunes feed is not available.  We are still waiting approval from Apple.  We will let you know when it becomes available.

Welcome

Welcome to our Doctor Who podcast – Traveling the Vortex.  If you’ve found this blog, we know that our efforts at word of mouth advertising is paying off.  Please check back here for updates and new episodes.