Log in

It’s only fitting that following a 6th Doctor Story we do a Seventh Doctor Story, and this time it’s one we’ve not reviewed yet…”Paradise Towers”!

DOCTOR-WHO-Paradise-Towers

Join @TravelVortex@VortexShaun@VortexKeith & @VortexGlenn as we press play at Midnight CST.

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

17
November

As mentioned in this week’s podcast, next week we will be squeezing in a mini Adversary Archive on the Quarks. Here is a fairly detailed guide of that which has featured or covered the those under-appreciated villainous robots.

 

DOCTOR WHO STORIES FEATURING THE QUARKSdoctor-who-the-dominators-quarks

TELEVISED

NOVELS

COMICS

VIDEO GAMES

AUDIO

 

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s podcast, we present another Companion Archive. This time, we explore the lovable big talking penguin, Frobisher.  We’ll give our impressions on two Big Finish audios from the Doctor Who Main Range, first The Holy Terror, and second, The Maltese Penguin. We’ll also discuss what we know about Frobisher so far in our experience with the shapeshifting Whifferdill.

Also, we look at some of the news of the week, including last week’s Children in Need Doctor who clip form the Christmas Special. And, we’ll talk about some upcoming conventions and convention quest announcements.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

17
November

As Glenn mentioned on the show last week and this, we are adding a few comic (comic as in picture book, not comic as in funny) elements to the episode in order to do a “mini” adversary archive for the Quarks. (Although come to think of it, the Quarks are rather funny, so comic works either way I guess.) If you can find them, you may wish to consult these for additional reference:

(Invasion of the Quarks, The Killer Wasps, The Jungle Of Doom, Martha The Mechanical Housemaid, The Duelist, Death Race, The Fires Down Below, Happy Deathday)

Glenn will provide a detailed listing soon…

14
November

Good ol’ Sixie returns to our Friday Night Who line up with “Time Lash”

doctor-who-timelash-dvd-review-20080414020318477-000

Join @TravelVortex@VortexShaun@VortexKeith & @VortexGlenn as we press play at Midnight CST.

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

11
November

Frobisher: A Comprehensive Timeline

Written by Glenn. 2 comments Posted in: Misc
Tagged with

As mentioned on this week’s podcast, I (Glenn) have put together a complete timeline for one of the Doctor’s more obscure companions, Frobisher. The list is not definite, and some might dispute the placement of a few of the stories. However, it is in my opinion the correct chronological order based on the source material as I understand it coupled with online sources. So, if you would like to bolster your knowledge of the flippered friend before next week’s reviews of The Maltese Penguin and The Holly Terror, enjoy. Much of the materials are still offered commercially in one form or another, the Doctor Who Magazine comics are collected in trade paperback.

The three primary sources used to compile the list are: The New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club, Doctor Who Reference Guide, and Tardis Data Core, the Doctor Who wiki.

 UPDATED 11-15-14 (Thank you, Simon, for pointing out the Eighth Doctor comic that I missed!)

Chronological Order of Frobisher Appearances in Doctor Who

Revelation of the Daleks (Televised. Frobisher is not featured, this is just a reference point)
[It’s presumed that Peri returns to New York,1985 and stays. The Doctor travels alone for a while]

The Shape-Shifter (Doctor Who Magazine 88-89) (The Doctor meets Frobisher)
Voyager (90-94)
Polly the Glot (95-97)
Once Upon a Time Lord (98-99)
War-Game (100-101)
Funhouse (102-103)
Kane’s Story/ Abel’s Story/ The Warrior’s Story/ Frobisher’s Story
(104-107) (Peri is reunited with the Doctor in New York, 1985)

Prisoners of Time (IDW POT Issue 6 and Issue 12)

Exodus/Revelation!/Genesis! (DWM 108-110)
Nature of the Beast (111-113)
Time Bomb (114-116)
Salad Daze (117) (Frobisher is mentioned but does not appear)
Changes (118-119)
Profits of Doom! (120-122)
The Gift (123-126)
The World Shapers (127-129)
[Frobisher leaves the TARDIS]

The Trial of a Time Lord (Televised. Frobisher is not featured, this is just a reference point)
[The Doctor returns Mel to her own time and place, and travels on his own for a while before reuniting with Frobisher]

The Maltese Penguin (Big Finish Audio DW Main Range 33 1/2)

Time and Again (DWM 207 — cameo only)

The Holy Terror (Big Finish Audio DW Main Range 14)
[The Doctor and Frobisher visit Peri on Thoros Beta and meet her daughter. After this, they travel for 10 years — as noted in The Age of Chaos]

The Age of Chaos (Marvel Comics Special) (10 years have passed since the Doctor and Frobisher last visited Peri and her family. Frobisher leaves the TARDIS for a break. The Doctor later picks up Frobisher from his holiday)

Mission: Impractical (Past Doctors Novel)
[Frobisher leaves again.]

Time and the Rani – The Greatest Show In The Galaxy (Televised. Frobisher is not featured, this is just a reference point)
[The Doctor drops Ace off in the past then travels on his own for a while, reuniting once more with Frobisher]

A Cold Day In Hell (DWM 130-133) (Frobisher permanently leaves. The Doctor goes on to have a series of strip adventures on his own, before collecting Ace…)

Frobisher was interviewed in DWM 149, and also makes cameo appearances in these later strips:
Planet of the Dead (DWM 141-142)
Party Animals (DWM 173)
A Life of Matter and Death (DWM 250)

Where Nobody Knows Your Name (DWM 329) (Reunited with the Doctor in his eighth incarnation)

It is unclear at what point in Frobisher’s time line the following is placed:

The Last Emperor (Short Trips: 2040 – short story collection published by BF)

(The story involves the 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe, as well as the 6th Doctor and Frobisher. The 3rd Doctor is mentioned and it is implied that the 7th Doctor is involved as Ace and Benny have cameos as well.)

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150The end of Series 8 has arrived, and all too soon in our opinion. This week on the podcast, we give our impressions of the season’s finale, Death in Heaven. We share our reviews on the climactic story setting us up for Christmas to come.

But, first some convention guest announcements, one particular that came to a surprise to the three of us. Also, we’ll discuss other items in the news of the week.

Plus, we announce the winners of our Bicentepiversary event. Congratulation to the winners.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

We end our Series 8 pairings with the last half of “The Invasion” for Friday Night Who!

invasiondvd2

Join @TravelVortex@VortexShaun@VortexKeith & @VortexGlenn as we press play on parts 5-8 at Midnight CST (remember that it’s Standard time now!)

And as always keep an eye out for the hastags #FridayNightWho & #TheInvasion

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show we review the penultimate episode of Series 8 of Doctor Who, Dark Water. We’ll give our impressions on the next to last installment of the series, and what we thought of the big reveal at the end.

Also, not much in news this week, but we do have our reactions to a little news on the home front as far as a Doctor Who convention coming to the midwest.

And of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

And as promised on last week’s podcast, here’s the schedule to finish out the wild ride that has been 2014!

For Friday Night Who TONIGHT on Halloween, we get our Cyberman on, with the first four parts of  “The Invasion” with Patrick Troughton.

Which should be the perfect lead in to this week’s TTV #201 to discuss “Dark Water”.

FNW 11/7 – “The Invasion” Part 5-8

To finish off Capaldi’s first season, TTV #202 takes a look at “Death In Heaven”.

Colin Baker returns to FNW on 11/14 in “Timelash”.

And a special treat for Traveling The Vortex #203. It’s a Companion Archive! Who for? Why everybody’s favorite shapeshifting Penguin, Frobisher! We’ll be discussing Big Finish #14 “The Holy Terror” and the Big Finish Special episode “The Maltese Penguin”.

FNW 11/21 is “Paradise Towers” with 7th Doctor Sylvester McCoy.

EDIT – As Glenn mentioned on the show last week and this, we are adding a few comic elements to the episode in order to do a “mini” adversary archive for the Quarks. If you can find them, you may wish to consult these for additional reference:

(Invasion of the Quarks, The Killer Wasps, The Jungle Of Doom, Martha The Mechanical Housemaid, The Duelist, Death Race, The Fires Down Below, Happy Deathday)

TTV #204 will have our reviews of “Paradise Towers”, and Big Finish Audio #46 “Flip Flop”.

Thanksgiving weekend brings us  Chicago Tardis! And while we still have yet to manage to organize plans to get the three of us up there (We’re working on it) we ARE watching “The Robots Of Death” for Friday Night Who this week.

Episode #205 is full of Fun and Games. We will have YOUR reports from Chicago Tardis (if anyone is going, PLEASE let us know!) We’ll touch on Titan Comic’s 12th Doctor Premier issue, and spend the rest of the time discussing the Doctor Who tie-ins: Risk & Yahtzee. Oh, and a special treat (if all goes well) from the folks over at Tiny Rebel Games in regards to Doctor Who Legacy.

FNW 12/5 – “Black Orchid”

TTV #206 – and a pair of Peter Davison audios Big Finish #41 “Nekromanteia”, and #56 “The Axis Of Insanity”.

I’m really looking forward to returning to this Jon Pertwee story for Friday Night Who on 12/12, “Frontier In Space”. It’s a long one, so we’ll do the first three parts. 1-3

TTV #207 – We’ll touch base with Titan Comic’s 10th and 11th Doctors story arcs, and revisit Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor and Charlie Pollard in Big Finish Audio #103 “The Girl Who Never Was”.

FNW 12/19 – “Frontier In Space” Part 4-6.

Earlier this year we started reviewing last year’s 50th Anniversary E Book Series, and got a little side tracked once series 8 came on.  Time to rectify that in Traveling The Vortex #208, as we’ll review the final four books in the series: E Book 9: “The Beast Of Babylon”, E Book 10: “The Mystery Of The Haunted Cottage”, E Book 11: “Nothing O’Clock”, E Book 12: “Lights Out”.

Our last FNW in December (12/26) is the David Tennant Christmas special “The Next Doctor”.

And our last show of 2014, TTV #209 will cover all the glory that is this years (still untitled as of this posting) Peter Capaldi Christmas Special.

Which takes us all the way up to 2015. Without sounding the spoiler horn, I can only say the new year holds a lot of potential so far. More details to come!