Friday Night Who 10/2


Since we are in Wichita for Time Eddy this week where Deborah Watling & Frazer Hines will be guests, so appropriately Friday Night Who this week is Tomb of the Cybermen!

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

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

Episode 248 – Grab Your Pointy Sticks

ttv_logo_newLots on our plate this this week, with three reviews.

First, we review the newly released novel, Lethbridge-Stewart: The Schizoid Earth, written by David A McIntee and released by Candy Jar Books. We deliver a non-spoiler review of this story, the second in the Lethbridge-Stewart line of books.

Next, Titan Comics has released the highly anticipate finale to The Four Doctors comic event. We’ll give our opinions on the last issue in this story arch.

And, finally the equally eagerly awaited second part to a two-part adventure for the Doctor, Clara and Missy, The Witch’s Familiar. Find out what we thought of this epic start to Series 9.

Plus, we’ll have some reaction to the news of the week.

And, of course, your feedback.


Friday Night Who 9/25

Friday Night Who returns to Friday Night again this week, with a story that will make sense if you’ve seen the Series 9 Premier “The Magician’s Apprentice”.


That’s right, we’re doing “The Stolen Earth” & “Journey’s End’

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

And as always keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #TheStolenEarth then #JourneysEnd

Episode 247 – The Confessional Podcast

TTV LOGO FB 2It’s finally arrived. No, we’re not referring to this week’s show, which I’m sure you have been eagerly awaiting. Series 9 premiered this weekend, and we finally get a chance to review the first in a two-part story, The Magician’s Apprentice. We give our impressions of the first episode out of the gate for 2015.

Also, we are fresh back from this year’s TOPCON, and will discuss our involvement and the convention on the whole.

Plus, some news of the week, including our reactions to the announcement that Jenna Coleman will soon be leaving Doctor Who.

And, of course, your feedback.


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The Magician’s Schedule

Okay, a few bumps in the road later, here is the official Traveling The Vortex schedule for Series 9 (well, most of it)

I played a hunch and it paid off, with the return of Davros in the first episode of the series, it seems only fitting to revisit his last appearance in Doctor Who, so Friday Night Who on 9/25 is the David Tennant two-parter,  “Stolen Earth” / “Journey’s End”.

Our show this week is a full one! TTV #248 will have new from our appearance at Slash And Bash, reviews of the (finally released) Titan Comics: The Four Doctors #5, thanks to Candy Jar Books we’ll bring you a spoiler free review of just released Lethbridge Stewart: The Schizoid Earth by David A. McIntee, and then a very spoiler filled review of Series 9, episode 2 “The Witch’s Familiar”.

The next weekend finds us celebrating in Wichita for Time Eddy, and since both Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling will be on hand, what better Friday Night Who could there be on 10/2 than “Tomb Of The Cybermen”?

TTV #249 will be all about Time Eddy, and our discussing of this week’s new story, “Under The Lake”.

FNW 10/9 is “Warriors Of The Deep” with Peter Davison. (Which probably would have fit better with last week’s story, but we wanted a refresher on some of Deborah’s material.)

TTV #250 Wait… an epiversary?!? In the middle of Series 9?!? ARGH! Well, in addition to our discussion of “Before The Flood” we’ll find some other fun things to discuss too.

Like New Who? Good. Cause David Tennant returns to FNW on 10/16 in “The Fires Of Pompeii”…

…because the new series synopsis hints that in “The Girl Who Died” the Doctor will remember where he’s seen his face. We’ll discuss in TTV #251.

Friday Night Who on 10/23 is Tom Baker in “The Face Of Evil”.

Which hopefully pairs up well with our topic for TTV #252, “The Woman Who Lived”.

FNW 10/30 – “Day Of The Doctor” (yes, again!) should nicely set up

TTV #253 – “The Zygon Invasion”.

And what’s a Zygon invasion without their first appearance? Join us on 11/6 for “Terror Of The Zygons” for Friday Night Who just before

TTV #254 – “The Zygon Inversion”.

Here’s where it gets tricky. FNW 11/13 is “Love & Monsters” to tie in to the unique filming nature of a Doctor light episode…

Which should compliment our topic in Traveling The Vortex episode #255, “Sleep No More”.

FNW 11/20 is another new series affair, last season’s “Flatline”.

Because Rigsy makes a return appearance in “Face The Raven”, the topic of TTV #256.

Beyond that? Well, I’m still hedging my bets on the finale. I have a few ideas, but I’d hate to spoil anyone. We’ll keep you posted!

TopCon 2015 Photo Gallery

Side Trip 16 – LIVE from TOPCON!

ttv_logo_newA special side episode ahead of this week’s regularly scheduled podcast. We were privileged to be guests once again this year at the 2nd annual TOPCON – “Topeka’s Original Comic and Game Expo” that happened this weekend at the Ramada Inn Downtown in Topeka, KS. On Saturday we hosted our first LIVE broadcast that streamed online through our website. If you were unable to attend our panel or listen in live on the internet, well, here is your chance to hear the live recording.

We were joined by Eric Collins (know as Dalek Dad), the creator of Red Dalek, who too, was a guest at this year’s convention. He shares with us the concept and construction of what has become a popular convention visitor and guest.


Find Red Dalek on his Facebook page!

Special Edition of Friday Night Who, on Saturday Morning!

That’s right, because of TopCon this weekend, Friday Night Who at Midnight is cancelled for the week, it has been rescheduled for Saturday morning!


Join @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun, @VortexGlenn & @VortexKeith as we press play at 10:30 AM CDT!

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

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A little something I whipped up for the convention circuit…

Be sure to join us on the Fall convention circuit. We are at  TopCon, Sept. 18 – 20, Slash & Bash, Sept. 25 & 26, and Time Eddy, Oct. 2 – 4 (in Wichita). If you are going to any of these cons, and you see us, say hi!


Episode 246 – Prequels and Finales

ttv_logo_newNo disasters to delay us this week. In this podcast we discuss the recently released prequel to Doctor Who Series 9. Things kick off in a reather mysterious way with the Doctor returning to Karn and visiting with a familiar face, Ohila.

Then, we discuss the two-part season finale of the first year of the Doctor Who – Eight Doctor audios from big finish. We discuss the revelations and machination therein.

Plus there’s new Torchwood news to study and discuss with another announcement from Big Finish.

And, of course… oh, wait, no feedback this week.

Well, enjoy anyway!