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Doctor Who – The Movie

The day has finally come. The one I have been waiting for since the movie aired way back in May of 1996.

North American fans can now get a (legal or region 1) copy of Doctor Who: The Movie on DVD. I for one am excited to revisit this classic story and finally have access to all of the extras included on the discs.

The story has always held a special place in my heart. It was the first time I had hope that Doctor Who would make its way back to television after the wilderness years began in 1989.

I believe it also paved the way and in fact some of the inspiration for the new series that would ultimately rescue the show from the darkness in 2005.

In less than an hour I will be watching the film in all of it’s Who goodness… blemishes, continuity problems, and all.

And don’t forget we will be reviewing the story on the next episode of Traveling the Vortex, so be sure to check it out.

Episode 6 – And the Award Goes To…

Episode six is now posted!

In this weeks episode we talk about Doctor Who’s triumphant win at the SFX Awards last week.

Also, Traveling the Vortex poet laureate, Shaun reads his masterpiece, Ode to a Myrka.

And of course we finish series five discussions with a review of Vincent and the Doctor, The Lodger, The Pandorica Opens, and The Big Bang.

Check the feeds!

P.S. Watch your ears. Shaun and Glenn both have colds and we were not able to employ the use of a cough button.

Countdown To Doctor Who – The Movie – Special Edition

The digitally remastered Doctor Who – The Movie will be release for the first time in North America on Tuesday, February, 8th.

The long awaited release first aired on Fox on May 14, 1996.

Synopsis from WBShop.com

The Doctor is returning home to Gallifrey with the remains of his arch-nemesis, the Master. Forced off course, the TARDIS arrives in San Francisco on New Year’s Eve 1999, where the Doctor is critically wounded in a gangland gun battle. At the local hospital, Dr. Grace Holloway fights – and fails – to save his life. Later, in the morgue, the Doctor wakes up a new man. But he is not the only one – the Master has also found himself a new body. As the clock counts down to the start of the new millennium, can the Doctor stop his oldest enemy from destroying all life on Earth?

Shaun and I (as well as many other U.S. and Canadian fans) have been eagerly awaiting for 2entertain to make the film available to North American audiences since it’s release in the UK in August of 2001 (The Special Edition was released in October of last year).

It’s release here was tied up in legal wranglings with Universal who owned partial rights to the production.

Now the time has come, and I for one cannot wait to finally get my hands on a (legal) copy of the discs. I have already pre-ordered it on Amazon.com.

We will be doing a review of the DVD in two weeks on Traveling the Vortex, so be sure to listen.

Ironing Things Out

Okay, I think we have everything running smoothly now with the feed. If you notice any problem, please be sure to let us know. Sorry, again from anyone who got multiple feeds of the smae episodes this week. We thank you for your patience during these technical issues.

Podcast Feed Hiccup

Due to a few technical issues last night, Episode 4 had to be deleted from the feed. It has been uploaded again, but might re-feed to your chosen podcast aggregator. We apologize for the problem. Also, we are trying to resolve the issue of our logo not showing up in iTunes for those who subscribe there. Thank you for your patience on that matter as well.

UPDATE – More technical issues with the episode. The file that is feeding seems to be corrupt. We are working to fix the issue at this time. Please bear with us.

Episode 5 – Silurians, Sea Devils, and Myrka, Oh My!

After more technical issues (and as I have discovered, a few user issues) Episode 5 is now on the feeds.

In this episode, we review three Classic Doctor Who stories, Doctor Who and the Silurians, The Sea Devils, and Wariors of the Deep. We also talk about some new DW related toys. Be sure to send us feedback on this week’s episode. Send feedback to travelingthevortex@gmail.com.

Rockin’ The Doctor

In this week’s episode we issued a challenge to Shaun and the listeners to send us your Doctor Who inpired Rock Band characters. Shaun is hard at work on the first draft of Ten, and I have to say, from what I’ve seen it looks pretty impressive.

If you have some images of your DW inspired characters, please send them to us to feature on the blog!

You can send photos to travelingthevortex@gmail.com, or post them on our Facebook page.

Shaun promises me to have some of his own creations up on the blog very soon.

UPDATE – Very rough draft of Ten, but honestly when Shaun sent it to me I knew who it was even before I knew he did it in Rock Band 3. I will update the post when he gets further along.

UPDATE 2 Shaun, with the help of Keith and others has updated his Tenth Doctor character. This one is much closer to David Tennant as the Doctor.

Play Doctor Who with your LEGO®

From ActiveDad.co.uk

Doctor Who is now (unofficially) LEGO Compatible! The Character Building range of Doctor Who toys has nothing to do with LEGO but the bricks and characters work together. We had a play at Toy Fair 2011.

£1.99 buys you one of a series of 10 characters and you don’t know which one you’ve bought until you open the packet. We announced the launch of these toys last week and now we’ve got our hands on them we’re even more excited.

You’ll have a few months to buy the characters and swap them with your friends. Daleks, Amy, the Doctor and all the rest of the alien hordes are collectible. The theory behind these toys is to perfect the figurines with a world of Doctor Who scenes to build and save for. The Inside of the Tardis is the most expensive item for £49.99.

Click here to read more of the article.

New Poll

In this weeks episode of Traveling the Vortex, we had a little fun and asked you, the listener, to take a look at Keith’s haircut and tell us if it would be considered “emo hair”.

However, we put Keith in charge of posting this weeks poll and either he remembered it incorrectly, or just didn’t want his picture posted, and he asked if you think Matt Smith has “emo hair”.

So, as it is, we will leave the poll question intact, but we still want to know if Keith has that certain hairstyle.

Below is a picture of Keith. You decide, and leave us feedback on this post.

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Episode 4 – Tragedy Tomorrow, Comedy Tonight

In this episode of Traveling the Vortex, we discuss filming of “Torchwood: Miracle Day” starting in the U.S.

Also congratulations to David Tennant and Georgia Moffat on their impending new arrivals and wedding date.

Also in this episode, DVD discussion and plans for a review of some of the classic material.

Plus a review of “The Vampires of Venice”, “Amy’s Choice”. “The Hungry Earth” and “Cold Blood”. If you’d like to send us feedback you can e-mail us at travelingthevortex@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter – @travelvoretex, friend us on Facebook, or leave a message on our Google Voice number (913) 890-3025. We’d love to hear from you!

Technical Difficulties

We are currently experiencing some issues with uploading the latest episode to our server. We have been informed that the problem is being looked at, but in the meantime there will be a delay in getting the next show out on the feeds. Keep checking back, and we will let you know when it becomes available.