Podcasts

Side Trip 25 – Book Review: Prisoner of the Daleks

ttv_logo_newShaun and Glenn take some time to review the Goodreads Traveling the Vortex Book Club selection for October, Doctor Who: Prisoner of the Daleks (Doctor Who: New Series Adventures #33) by Trevor Baxendale.

This is the way we will continue to feature the book club titles, so as not to spoiler listeners who have not had a chance to read the novels.

Enjoy!

 

 

Episode 306 – No Need For Cutlery

ttv_logo_new  In this week’s podcast we examine two stories. First we look at episodes 1 and 2 of the newly released The Power of the Daleks (animated). We give our impressions of the story and what we think of the treatment so far.

And then, on to Big Finish The 4th Doctor Adventures S2: #4 The Justice Of Jalxar, We pick up where we left off in the adventures featuring the Fourth Doctor and Romana. Hear what we thought of this one.

Plus, some news of the week.

 

Enjoy!

Episode 305 – A Prickly Situation

ttv_logo_newIllness has delayed us again, so please forgive our tardiness again this week. However, we have returned and this week we explore the Fourth Doctor and Roman II story, Meglos. Find out what we have to say about this one.

Plus, more Power of the Daleks news, which brings some schedule foul ups for us, once again.

Also, other news of the week.

 

Enjoy!

Episode 304 – Honey, We Shrunk the Brig

ttv_logo_newIn  this week’s podcast, we revisit the world of Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart and review Candy Jar Books’ recently released Lethbridge-Stewart: The HAVOC Files 2. We have cultivated four stories from the anthology collection, as many have been already reviewed here on the podcast.  We will turn our focus to House of Giants by Rick Cross, Ashes of the Inferno by Andy Frankham-Allen, Schädengeist’s First Love by Jonathan Cooper, and Exodus from Venus by John Peel.

Plus, some very exciting news about the return of a Doctor Who convention, a wee bit earlier than once thought.

 

Enjoy!

Episode 303 – The Shaw Tank Redemption

ttv_logo_newSorry  for the delay, but our editor took ill earlier this week. But, finally here is this week’s podcast, as promised. Hopefully you didn’t think we just took yet another week off.

This time we feature a Companion Archive on the oft forgotten Third Doctor companion, Liz Shaw played by Caroline John. First, we look at the Big Finish Companion Chronicle, The Blue Tooth from season one. Then, a retrospective on Liz’s time on the TV series.

Also, some news-of-the-week.

Enjoy!

Episode 302 – Silver & Gold

ttv_logo_newIn   this week’s episode we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Cybermen’s first appearance in Doctor Who by offering you another Adversary Archive: The Cybermen IV! We look at two Big Finish Productions offerings. The first is mainline story #86 “The Reaping” featuring the Sixth Doctor and Peri. Then, we follow that up with the second part of the story with #87 “The Gathering” with the Fifth Doctor and Tegan.

We also look at some convention news, including guest announcements for several upcoming Doctor Who conventions.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 301 – Head of the Class

ttv_logo_newThis  week we have another Companion Archive for our show. This time we feature not a person, but a place that is very familiar to the Doctor and some of his companions, Coal Hill School. We’re talking about the first two episodes of the show, Class with a spoiler light review, and reviewing the comic The Monsters Of Coal Hill, and the short story Nothing at the End of the Lane.

Plus, well take a look at some news of the week.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

 

Episode 300 – Time Eddy II & CCC

ttv_logo_newWell, we’ve made it to episode 300. And there was no better time to make this milestone as this past weekend where we celebrated at Time Eddy II, the Wichita Doctor Who convention right here in our home state of Kansas. We came back exhausted from the event, but with some memories that we will cherish forever.

And, we have with us some material that you will only hear, right here on the program.

It’s a long episode this week, the longest we’ve produced in some time, But, we hope it will be worth it as we talk about our weekend adventure at a convention that should be heralded as a premiere event for years to come.

Enjoy!

Side Trip 24 – Star Trek 201

ttv_logo_newWe’re off again this week as we prepare for Time Eddy II, the Doctor Who Convention this coming weekend in Wichita, Kansas. But we have a special mid-week treat for you.

If you remember way back when, Shaun brought you Star Trek 101, a primer guide for the original series. That begat Star Trek 102, his look at the original series movies. Many years later he revisits the idea with the often delayed and now finally available Star Trek 201, looking at Season 1 of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Enjoy!

 

Episode 299 – Rock Me Amadeus

ttv_logo_newIn  this week’s show we’ve come to number 100 in the Big Finish Productions Doctor Who range with the aptly named anthology collection, 100. It’s four for the price of one in short segments, including 100 BC by Jacqueline Rayner, My Own Private Wolfgang by Robert Shearman, Bedtime Story by Joseph Lidster and The 100 Days of the Doctor by Paul Cornell. We’ll take each one at a time an give our impressions of each tale.

Then it’s our continuing review of Titan Comic’s 10th Doctor Year Two as we look at issues #6 through #10 in the ongoing monthly series.

Also, a look at some news from the week.

Enjoy!

Episode 298 – Medicine Man

ttv_logo_newIn  this week’s podcast, we travel back in time to an earlier Big Finish effort with a review of the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Hex story number 67, Dreamtime. We give our impressions of this audio play.

Also, we play catch-up by joining the Doctor and Gabby for the first five issues of Titan Comics’ 2016’s Tenth Doctor line.

Plus, we take a look at some of the news-of-the-week, including our reactions to an exchange between Captain Jack and his creator, The Moff.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Side Trip 23 – TopCon: An Interview with Spencer Wilding

ttv_logo_newWe’re off again this week, this time for con stuff, this time spending the weekend at Topeka’s TopCon Geek Expo. We had a wonderful time at the convention and thought we’d relay some of our journey over the 3 days of the con. Plus, we had a chance to sit down, not once, but twice with Spencer Wilding who acted in three Doctor Who stories during the Matt Smith era of the show. Included in this Side Trip is one of those interviews where he shared with us some stories of his time on the show.

Plus, some added news from Candy Jar Books announcing the start to the next series of Lethbridge-Stewart novels.

Enjoy!

Episode 297 – Plants vs. Zombies

ttv_logo_newIn  this week’s show we return with another couple of reviews from Candy Jar’s Lethbridge-Stewart series. First we look at The Grandfather Infestation by John Peel. We follow that with a look at a recent short story, The Playing Dead penned by author Adrian Sherlock. We break down the good and the bad with both of these stories.

Also, with a week off, we catch up on some news, including the BBC’s announcement about an animated Power of the Daleks featuring the first appearance of Patrick Troughton’s Doctor.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

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!