We return to the “Brigverse” (or “Expanded UNITverse” as suggested this week) with a review of Candy Jar Book’s Lethbridge-Stewart: The Dreamer’s Lament by Benjamin Burford-Jones. Hear our thoughts on the most recent story in the series.
Also, we chat about news, including the recently released clip from Twice Upon A Time that was screened on this year’s Children in Need Special in the UK.
In this week’s podcast we revisit the planet Artaris for two more parts of the Excelis Saga. First it’s the Sixth Doctor in Excelis Rising. Then we join the Seventh Doctor for Excelis Decays. Find out what we thought of these next two chapters of the story by Big Finish.
And some sad news to report this week with two great losses for Doctor Who fandom.
A short episode this week, and one host shy of a full crew, Keith and Glenn discuss the Candy Jar Books novel – Lethbridge-Stewart: The Daughters of Earth by Sarah Groenewegen. Find out what we thought of this installment in the “Brig-verse”.
And we examine two short stories, The Two Brigadiers by Jonathan Macho and The Cruel Oil by Harry Draper.
A warning: THESE REVIEWS ARE NOT SPOILER-FREE!
Also, we look at some news from the week.
And, we dip into the Goodreads Traveling the Vortex Book Club forum for a look at a review from Time Lord Ben.
In this week’s episode we talk about our adventures at Time Eddy III, which is the third year for the Wichita area Doctor Who convention. We discuss the con and recount some stories from our three days of fun.
Also, we chat about the recent casting announcements for Series 11.
In this week’s episode of the podcast, we prepare for our Time Eddy III panel featuring the lovely Katy Manning by listening to, not one, but two Iris Wildthyme adventures from Big Finish. First, it’s the beginning to the Excelis story arc.Excelis Dawns, also featuring the Fifth Doctor. Then we head to the Main Range title, The Wormery, with Iris joining the Sixth Doctor for an adventure. Hear our reviews of both of these audios.
Busy Busy Busy this week as we run up to Time Eddy III. If you are new the proceedings, thanks for joining us, here’s a breakdown of what’s on tap for the podcast if you want to follow along:
Our weekly Doctor Who watch along Friday Night Who selection on 10/20 is “An Unearthly Child” (but of course a reminder that due to con commitments we may not actually be present for it. If not, just push play at 10:30 without us!
TTV #353 – The Trilogy Concludes, as we bring you all the news fit to print, talk, and rave about Time Eddy III.
FNW 10/27 our Halloween offering this year features Tom Baker vs the Great Vampires in “State of Decay”
TTV #354 – It’s been too long since we last checked in on the Brig-Verse, so it’s past time for some book reviews! We’ll offer up thoughts on The Two Brigadiers by Jonathan Macho, Lethbridge-Stewart: Daughters of Earth by Sarah Groenewegen, and The Cruel Oil by Harry Draper.
Colin Baker falls into a “Twin Dilemma” on 11/3 Friday Night Who.
Continuing where we left off on Excelis, TTV #355 will have our thoughts on Big Finish’s “Excelis Rising” and “Excelis Decays”.
FNW 11/10 is the first three parts of the third Doctor story “The Sea Devils”.
And we’ll finish off the saga of Excelis and give our thoughts on the over all arc in TTV #356 with Bernice Summerfield in “The Plague Herds Of Excelis”.
FNW 11/17 finishes off “The Sea Devils” with Parts 4-6.
Back to the books in TTV #357 with a look at Lethbridge-Stewart: The Dreamer’s Lament by Benjamin Burford-Jones.
Matt Smith comes back to FNW on 11/24 in “The Rings Of Akhaten”.
A mixed bag this week for TTV #358 as we review Big Finish #94 “Id/Urgent Calls”, and pending the outcome of this year’s Lost Dimension crossover event, Titan Comics 11th Doctor Season 3 issues #6-10. Very subject to change here.
FNW on 12/1 is the always near the top of the list rated “Caves Of Androzani” with Peter Davison.
TTV #359 has us look at Big Finish #99 “Son Of The Dragon”, and Titan Comics 12th Doctor Season 3 issues #1-5.
A brand new one this week for Friday Night Who on 12/8! “The Creature From The Pit” with Tom Baker.
and we’ll offer up our thoughts on that story in TTV #360.
Pertwee returns to FNW on 12/15 in “The Curse Of Peladon”
We’ll review the Brig-Verse novella The Flaming Soldier by Christopher Bryant in TTV #361.
Hope you picked up your bluray or DVD copies of Series 10, as we’ll do a recap of the finale “World Enough and Time / The Doctor Falls” for Friday Night Who on 12/22…
…and then it will be time to say goodbye to Peter Capaldi in TTV #362 as we discuss his swan song and the arrival of Jodi Whitaker in the Christmas special “Twice Upon A Time”
Wouldn’t be Christmas without a proper Christmas Who, so even though it’s a week late, our last Friday Night Who of the year (12/29) will be “The Runaway Bride” with David Tennant.
TTV #363 will bring on The Havoc Files 4 collection of short stories from Candy Jar Books and the Brig-Verse.
Britbox has finally released its reconstructed version of the Second Doctor story, The Wheel In Space featuring Jamie and introducing Zoe. So, we take this opportunity to discuss the story and talk about our impressions of the reconstruction as well.
Also, some news of the week, including Christmas Special news, Big Finish news and more.
This is the one we’ve been threaten… er… promising for years. Here is the one where we ask for your continuing support financially. This is our special pledge drive edition of the podcast. Please consider giving if you can.
Also, a special sneak peek, of the upcoming Lethbridge-Stewart spin-off novel, The Lucy Wilson Mysteries: Avatars of the Intelligence, courtesy of our friends at Candy Jar Books. We tell you what you can expect from the novel written by Sue Hampton.
We travel backward to the Seventh Doctor story “Battlefield” for Friday Night Who this week. Grab your DVD or boot up your Britbox subscriptions and join us this Friday night at 10:30pm Central. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@travelvortex) and look for the #FridayNightWho & #Battlefield hashtags to join the conversation.
Friday Night Who for 9/15 features the Fifth Doctor and his companions, Nyssa, Tegan and Adric with all four parts of Four To Doomsday.
For TTV Episode #348, we review Big Finish Doctor Who Main Range entry #221 The Star Men and we start Titan Comics’ 10th Doctor Year 3 with issues #1-5
On 9/22, Friday Night Who will feature the Second Doctor story, The Krotons.
And then for TTV Episode #349 it’s a ‘Lost In Time’ feature as we look at Britbox’s reconstruction of the story, The Wheel In Space. We’ll also review the novelization of this story written by Terrance Dicks for Target Books. (This is subject to a timely release of the story by Britbox, of course)
For Friday Night Who on 9/22 we are watching Battlefield featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace.
Then for TTV #349 we review Big Finish Main Range story #92 Nocturne with Seven, Ace and Hex, plus a look at Titan Comics 9th Doctor issues #6-10.
The for Friday Night Who in 9/29 we head back to Series 9 for the Peter Capaldi two-part story, Under The Lake / Before The Flood.
Then, it’s the episode we’ve been warning you about for years! Open up the pocketbook and loosen those purse strings, it’s an “epiversary” special for TTV #350 with our PLEDGE DRIVE! In this show we will also be giving you a SPOILER FREE sneak preview of Candy Jar Books’ Lethbridge-Stewart spin-off, The Lucy Wilson Mysteries: Avatars of the Intelligence.
For Friday Night Who on 10/6 we are watching Battlefield featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace.
Then for TTV #351 we review Big Finish Main Range story #92 Nocturne with Seven, Ace and Hex, plus a look at Titan Comics 9th Doctor issues #6-10.
On 10/6, Friday Night Who will feature the Second Doctor story, The Krotons.
And then for TTV Episode #351 it’s a ‘Lost In Time’ feature as we look at Britbox’s reconstruction of the story, The Wheel In Space. We’ll also review the novelization of this story written by Terrance Dicks for Target Books. (This is subject to a timely release of the story by Britbox, of course)
Friday Night Who for 10/13 sees us viewing the Fifth Doctor story, Frontios
TTV #352 is a ‘Companion Archive’ featuring Iris Wildthyme. We’ll review two Big Finish stories featuring the character with Excelis Dawns and Big Finish Main Range story #51 The Wormery
On 10/20 we go all the way back to the beginning for Friday Night Who with the story, An Unearthly Child.
And fresh off of this year’s Time Eddy 3, TTV #353 will feature our time at the Wichita Doctor Who convention.
Beyond that, who knows? But, there is always Christmas to look forward to.
We travel back to the Peter Davison era this week. Grab your DVD or boot up your Britbox subscriptions and join us for “Four to Doomsday” featuring the Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa and Adric this Friday night at 10:30pm Central. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@travelvortex) and look for the #FridayNightWho & #FourToDoomsday hashtags to join the conversation.
In this week’s episode we tackle Gallifrey 101 with a review of the new book, Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords by Steve Tribe, covering the ancient, legendary civilization and it’s more notable historical figures.
Plus, we discuss TopCon Geek Expo 2017, and what we thought of this year’s offering.