Podcasts

Side Trip 22 – An Interview with Jonathan Cooper

ttv_logo_newWe are off this week, but never fear, we still have a special treat for your podcast feed. We recently had a chance to speak with Jonathan Cooper, the author of the Lethbridge-Stewart novel, The Showstoppers. You can hear about how Jonathan developed the idea for the story and brought its many character to life.

Our special thanks to Andy Frankham-Allen and Candy Jar Books for helping us come together with Jonathan to discuss the novel.

You can still order The Showstoppers as well as other books in the Lethbridge-Stewart line of books at Candy Jar’s website, here.

Enjoy!

Episode 296 – Difficult, Difficult, Lemon Difficult

ttv_logo_newIn  this show we feature our final ‘Beyond the Doctor’ for the year, closing the series with Twelfth Doctor actor Peter Capaldi in the film, In the Loop. We give our reviews of the farcical dark comedy and our impressions of Capaldi’s performance as Malcolm Tucker, perhaps his most famous role before stepping into the TARDIS.

Also, not much as far as news this week, but lots of your feedback to read out.

So, enjoy!

Episode 295 – Hey Macra-ana!

ttv_logo_newRah, rah, rah! We check in this week with a long one, but a good one. This time we look at another Doctor Who story that has been lost in time, with our attention on The Macra Terror. We examine both the Loose Canon reconstruction of the Patrick Troughton, Second Doctor Story and the novelization written by screenwriter,  Ian Stuart Black.

Also, rumor news involving a leaked animation clip that appeared online and then disappeared shortly after, some convention announcements, and a new limited edition book from our friends over at Candy Jar Books.

And, of course your feedback.

Enjoy!

UPDATE: We misspoke on this week’s show. The Havoc Files 2 is not included in the 30% discount with the special EPICLS30 code. Sorry for the misunderstanding. This from Candy Jar:


Order The Havoc Files 2 here!

Episode 294 – Franklin, Are There More Scones?

ttv_logo_newWe take another break from Doctor Who this week to look at our 11th installment of our ongoing Beyond the Doctor series. This time it’s Matt Smith’s turn with a look at the film Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. We give our views on the film and the performance by the 11th Doctor actor.

Also, some Time Eddy II appearance shake-ups with the announcement of some drop outs and a very big drop in.

Enjoy!

 

 

Episode 293 – It Tolls for Thee

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s episode of the podcast we have two topics for discussion.

First is a review of the Big Finish Productions audio drama, #84 The Nowhere Place featuring the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn Smythe, We give out impressions of the audio from Big Finish’s Doctor Who Main Range.

Then we revisit Titan Comics’ Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor series from 2016 with a look at issues #2.6 – #2.10.

Plus, a little bit of news for another release of Doctor Who: The Movie.

And your… whoops, no feedback this week?

Well, enjoy!

Episode 292 – Nuzzink in ze Vorld

ttv_logo_newIn this episode of the podcast we give a hearty review to the latest book in the Lethbridge-Stewart line of novels in Candy Jar Books’ series. This time we review Lethbridge-Stewart: The Showstoppers by Jonathan Cooper. We offer a spoiler-filled review of the novel starring Colonel Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Anne Travers, Harold Chorley, and newcomer Samson Ware.

But first, we look at the latest short story from the range with The Band of Evil written by Shaun Russell and Roger J Simmonds.

Plus, some news-of-the-week with a sad announcement about a cancellation.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Side Trip 21 – Bat Soup!

BvS_ttv_logo_newOn this week’s podcast, Episode 291, we discussed some things we did this week. One of those things discussed was that Shaun had finally got around to viewing, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, or as Shaun calls it “Bat-Supe”, nay Bat Soup. It ended up being a really long discussion of the film and the unfolding DC/Warner Bros. franchise, so we decided to release it as a Side Trip.

We hope you enjoy the discussion.

And we will return next week with more Doctor Who discussions in Episode 292, so be sure to watch for that.

Episode 291 – Abject Dalek Destruction

ttv_logo_newWe move sideway once again this week into another universe where our familiar Doctor is not present, but replaced with an old time traveling scientist called Dr. Who. To celebrate the 50th anniversary, we look at Daleks’ Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. We give our impressions of the second outing of Peter Cushing as the lovable old doctor as he encounters some new friends and an old enemy.

Also, Glenn does a mini-review of the Traveling the Vortex Book Club book for June, Doctor Who: Royal Blood by Una McCormack, featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Clara as they first encounter The Glamour.

Plus, some “we told you so” news-of-the-week.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Links mentioned in the show:

Simon Clark: “Night of the Triffids: on BBC Radio 4

Goodreads Traveling the Vortex Book Club

Episode 290 – A Kitschy Sixties Romp

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we jump into a parallel universe where the good Doctor is an Earthbound scientist, tinkering with his time machine in his back yard with the non-canonical “Dr. Who And The Daleks”. We finally get around to seeing this alternative version of Terry Nation’s Daleks story.

Also, no news this week, but we have plenty of stuff to talk about with Shaun refreshed from a journey to the great state of Colorado.

And, of course, there’s feedback!

Enjoy!

 

Episode 289 – Misadventures at Church

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show its an Eighth Doctor extravaganza with two audio reviews and a comics miniseries.

First, we explore the midway point of season two of Big Finish’s Eighth Doctor Adventures with the stories, Brave New Town and The Skull Of Sobek. We give our impressions on these two audio stories featuring the Eighth Doctor and Lucy.

Next up, our delayed review of Titan Comics’ Eighth Doctor Miniseries, issues #1-5. Hear our review of the stories individually as well as the story arc put forth in the series.

Plus, news-that’s-not-news.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 288 – The Ending Stays the Same

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s episode of the podcast we travel back in time with the Fifth Doctor, Peri and Erimem as they visit Richard III in the Big Finish audio story, The Kingmaker. We give our review and perhaps a fractured look at history with this story.

Also, some news of the week including some con announcements, and a Doctor Who world record attempt.

And of course your feedback.

Enjoy!

Links mentioned in the show:

Time Eddy II

Gallifrey One: 28 Years Later

Episode 287 – The Show of Mandragora

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s episode, we feature a small Adversary Archive, this time with a focus on two stories featuring the Mandragora Helix. First, it’s the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith adventure, The Masque of Mandragora. Then a collection of comics once published in Doctor Who magazine which culminate with a sequel to Masque with The Mark of Mandragora featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace. We’ll give our impressions on these stories.

Plus, little news for Doctor Who but we do talk a little about set photos and that filming has begun.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

vlcsnap-2016-06-28-00h57m47s151Be sure to check out our sister podcast, The Five(ish) Fangirls. As we mentioned in the show, we sat in with them to mark a couple of special occasions this week for Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #96: More Tangents In The Vortex.

Episode 286 – Full Moon Rising

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we revisit Candy Jar Books’ Lethbridge-Stewart line and review the latest release, Moon Blink by Sadie Miller. We give our impression on the newest book in the series.

Also, we continue our lunar themed show with a look back at Doctor Who in the 1960’s TV Comic series and discuss the First Doctor, John and Gillian adventure, The Moon Landing.

Plus, some news including an announcement regarding Doctor Who Series 10, another announcement about a returning companion in the Big Finish audios, and some exciting and historic news for the show as it may soon be up for a popular American television award.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 285 – The Crazy Misadventures of the McLeod Family

ttv_logo_newHere we are at our 11th “Beyond the Doctor” episode, this time reviewing 10th Doctor actor, David Tennant in the wonderful BBC Films comedy, What We Did on Our Holiday. We step away from Doctor Who to talk a little bit about Tennant’s performance as Doug McLeod, and his dysfunctional family.

Also, we’ll talk a bit about an announcement by Peter Capaldi that is making waves, talking about the return of a certain companion actress. If you haven’t heard what he’s saying, you’ll have to listen to find out.

And Spoiler warning for those who haven’t seen X-Men; Apocalypse, we discuss some of the finer points of the plot.

Plus, a prize announcement for our raffle drawing winner, Mich.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 284 – Unrecord!

ttv_logo_newWe get a little silly this show, but promise lots of fun and a spontaneous contest for everyone, so be sure to listen for that. But, the task at hand is a review of the Seventh Doctor and Mel Big Finish story Unregenerate! We give our impressions of this tale.

Also, some news of the week, and we have our first Patreon raffle drawing winner! Yay!

That and feedback as well.

Enjoy!

Links mentioned in the show:

Glenn’s blog – Trapped in the Vortex