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.


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.


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.


Links mentioned in the show:

Glenn’s blog – Trapped in the Vortex

Schedule Regeneration…

Here’s a few updates to the schedule…

For those of you that like to follow along, we present the newest bit of scheduling….


Powerful and creepy, our offering for the Friday Night Who tweet-a-long on 6/11 is “Midnight”.

Which sets us up nicely to go Beyond The Doctor: David Tennant – What We Did On Our Holiday in episode #285 of Traveling The Vortex.

FNW 6/18 is “The Moonbase”.

Episode #286 is very lunar themed, covering the TV Comic Moon Landing, and our Book Review of the Candy Jar short story The Lock-In by Sarah Groenewegn, and Lethbridge-Stewart: Moon Blink by Sadie Miller.

Another new to us story on 6/24 for FNW, “Masque Of Mandragora”.

Which brings us an Adversary Archive TTV #287. We’ll give our thoughts on the episode “Masque Of Mandragora”, and “Mark of Mandragora” comic.

“The King’s Demons” starring fifth Doctor Peter Davision kicks of July (7/1) for Friday Night Who.

In TTV #288 we’ll take a look at Titan Comics 8th Doctor Mini series (#1-5), and Big Finish #81 “The Kingmaker”.

FNW 7/8 is “Spearhead From Space” (Hard to believe we’ve not done an official FNW with that one yet, right?)

But since we’ve already reviewed Spearhead, TTV #289 will instead be devoted to the eighth Doctor Paul McGann and his Big Finish 8th Doctor Adventures Season 2: #3 “Brave New Town”, #4 “The Skull Of Sobek”.

Current Doctor Peter Capaldi graces our screens for Friday Night Who on 7/15 in “Robot Of Sherwood”.

And TTV #290 has Titan Comics 12th Doctor #2.1 – #2.5, and Big Finish #84 “The Nowhere Place”.

Coming up beyond that? That would be telling.

Episode 283 – Nothing In the World Can Stop Us Now

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s podcast, we travel back to the Second Doctor era to explore the depths of ocean and the Lost City of Atlantis. We examine the recently released Doctor Who story, The Underwater Menace, with the Doctor and companions Jamie, Ben and Polly. We’ll give our impressions of the DVD treatment as well as it’s reconstruction of the missing first and fourth episodes along with the newly discovered second episode and the, at one time, only surviving episode 3. Wow, was that as confusing as it seemed? Oh, well.

Also, some news of the week, including Doctor Who Magazine’s 500th issue and details coming out in the publication.

And, of course, your feedback.


Links mentioned in the show:

Doctor Who Magazine

Episode 282 – A CONversation

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show, we’ve returned from our weekend excursion to Kansas City for this year’s Planet Comicon. We spend most of this episode talking about our time at the convention and the things that we did throughout the weekend, including our premiere of The Great Traveling the Vortex Quiz Show and our panel, Traveling the Vortex: Classic Doctor Who with Jeremy Bulloch (which you can hear in its entirety here).

Also, we’ll talk about some exciting news from Titan Comics, and discuss some other upcoming conventions.



Friday Night Who for 5/27

We Americans have been waiting months for this week’s Friday Night Who. Now that “The Underwater Menace” has been released today that’s what we’re watching this week!

Underwater Menace

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 & #TheUnderwaterMenace

Side Trip 20 – Jeremy Bulloch at Planet Comicon 2016

ttv_logo_newWith the this week’s episode delayed a few days, we wanted to share a bit of the fun we had at Planet Comicon in Kansas City over the weekend. One of the many pleasures we had was the chance to host a panel called Traveling the Vortex: Classic Doctor Who with Jeremy Bulloch. We had the chance to meet and talk with the actor who starred in two Doctor Who stories. Jeremy Bulloch played Tor, the Xeron rebel leader in The Space Museum and Hal the Archer in The Time Warrior. Here is the audio that we recorded at that panel.


Planet Comicon