Time Eddy II Convention DISCOUNT CODE

Our friends at Time Eddy II want OUR friends to show up for a fantastic weekend of Doctor Who goodness, so they’ve made it easy! Just head over to their website TimeEddy and order your 3 day tickets, then when you get to the cart enter the coupon code VORTEX for a $20 dollar discount! Tickets for the show for all three days are already a LOW price of $69 bucks, but we want to see you so bad, we got them to knock off even more! 3 DAYS of Doctor Who, All for just $49! But hurry, this deal is only valid through Sept. 1st!

Candy Jar Books Lethbridge-Stewart DISCOUNT CODE

So we’ve been touting the good stuff in the Lethbridge-Stewart series from Candy Jar Books for almost a year now, (my how time flies!) and wanted to make sure all our regular listeners and Who fans knew about the following offer…

OUT NOW! BRAND-NEW 30% DISCOUNT CODE ON LETHBRIDGE-STEWART BOOKS!

Summer is nearly over but don’t worry, Candy Jar Books have the perfect cure for you all: a generous 30% off ALL books in the Lethbridge-Stewart series!

It’s easy to do, simply quote this discount code: EPICLS30 before you order and voila- your favourite books at bargain prices!

This offer is only available until the end of the month and is not applicable to book bundles, only individual books. Take a look below at some of the treats that could be yours!

 

    

The “Wait, we’ve been doing this for HOW LONG?” Schedule

It was with a mixture of shocked surprise and gratitude that when compiling the next pieces of the schedule we realized we were coming up on the big 300th episode here at Traveling The Vortex. As always, we remain hopefully humble and slightly bemused that people are still listening, and seem to like what we’re doing, so again, we thank you! Keeping in that spirit, we wanted to do something a little special for the “epiversary” (even if it meant bending the rules just a little bit). So lets dive into the upcoming madness…

Our weekly Doctor Who watch party Friday Night Who continues on 8/19 with the David Tennant episode “Gridlock”. A reminder everyone is welcome to join in on Twitter, look for the #FridayNightWho hashtags, we push play at midnight.

Episode #295 of the podcast is both An Adversary Archive on The Macra, AND a Lost In Time discussion of The Macra Terror, which sadly no longer exists. We’ll be revieiwng the telesnap recon and the novelization of this Patrick Troughton story.

FNW 8/26 is “Heaven Sent” staring Peter Capaldi.

Which should set us up nicely for our final Beyond The Doctor discussion of the year, We’ll talk Peter Capalid and his performance In The Loop for TTV #296.

A change in what was scheduled before, as FNW on 9/2 is now “The Silurians” (Or Doctor Who and the Silurians, if we must.) This is a long one, so we’ll split it up and do the first four parts this week.

No show this week, but we don’t want to leave you high and dry, so instead we’ll bring you some fun courtesy of Candy Jar Books and Lethbridge-Stewart: The Showstoppers author Jonathan Cooper.

FNW 9/9 finishes off “The Silurians” with parts 5-7.

TTV #297 is a Book Review, we’ll give our thoughts on Candy Jar Book’s Lethbridge-Stewart: The Grandfather Infestation by John Peel and the next short story The Playing Dead by Adrian Sherlock.

Top Gon headline guest Spencer Wilding stars alongside Matt Smith in “The God Complex” for Friday Night Who on 9/16.

And we’ll bring you all the fun from Topeka’s own Top Con this week.

FNW 9/23 is “The Keys Of Marinus” featuring first Doctor William Hartnell. Again, a long one, so parts 1-3 this week.

TTV #298 will have our look at Titan Comics 10th Doctor issues from “season 2”, #2.1 – #2.5, and Big Finish #67 “Dreamtime”.

We’ll finish off “The Keys Of Marinus” with parts 4-6 for FNW on 9/30.

TTV #299 continues season 2 of Titan Comics 10th Doctor comics with issues #2.6 – #2.10 and Big Finish main range story #100 which happens to be called, “100”.

Christopher Eccelson returns to the proceedings for Friday Night Who on 10/7 with “The Long Game”.

A special, TOP SECRET Side Trip #24 fills in the gap for us this week… What could it be?

What on earth could we do for the Friday Night Who (on 10/14) for our 300th Epiversary? Why, Peter Davison’s “The Five Doctors” of course!

And then, the main event itself, Traveling The Vortex #300, which will have all the news fit to print (and some thats not) from Time Eddy II in Wichita. Special Guests! Interviews! Surprises! Flying Monkeys! You DONT want to miss this one!!!

And beyond that? Winter is coming. Which means Christmas is coming. Which means our wilderness year is almost over, and Doctor Who is returning to our screens! Thanks to one and all, stay tuned!

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!

 

 

Friday Night Who for 8/12

For Keith’s birthday we are watching an episode that features two of his favorite things, Cybermen and the 11th Doctor in Nightmare in Silver this week for Friday Night Who!

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Join @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun, @VortexGlenn & @VortexKeith as we press play at Midnight CDT on Friday!

And as always keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #NightmareinSilver

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!

Friday Night Who for 8/5

This week’s Friday Night Who sees us jumping back into the Trial of a Time Lord with “Mindwarp” featuring the amazing Brian Blessed!

(So expect lots of DIVE! jokes)

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Join @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun, @VortexGlenn & @VortexKeith as we press play at Midnight CDT on Friday!

And as always keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #Mindwarp

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!

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Torchwood #1 Preview

Torchwood is back in comic form on Wednesday (August 3rd)! Titan releases the first issue in the ongoing line. Here’s a synopsis and preview pages from Titan Comics!

Torchwood is Back, in an all-new ongoing comics series written by Captain Jack himself, John Barrowman! Captain Jack Harkness is back in Cardiff, and there’s only one person he can turn to, the last person who expected to see him, Gwen Cooper! On the road, on the run, and under fire, can the pair put aside their differences and rebuild the heart of Torchwood, before its flame is stamped out forever? Even better, the new comics series is in continuity with the amazing new Torchwood audio dramas from Big Finish; join us both for the official continuation of the Torchwood saga!

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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!