After the last minute shift last week because of the passing of John Hurt, this week we adjust our schedule to do the episodes we planned last week for Friday Night Who: The Zygon Invasion & The Zygon Inversion!Join @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun, @VortexGlenn & @VortexKeith as we press play at Midnight CST on Friday!
In this week’s episode we pay tribute to the man that played the War Doctor, Sir John Hurt. We take a look back at his time in that role as well as the may characters he portrayed and voiced over the course of his long career.
And, of course, your feedback.
Contains excerpts from “John Hurt Tribute: Great Men Are Forged In Fire” by TardisElliot Productions and “Doctor Who: Sir John Hurt – The War Doctor” by Babelcolour.
The 12th Doctor himself announced today that he would be leaving our beloved show during the 2017 Christmas Special. So it sounds a like another Christmas special sees a Doctor regenerating.
But we do get to look forward to Series 10 returning on Easter Saturday! (Literally! April 15th the show returns!)
Here’s the article from the BBC.
Peter Capaldi first stepped into the TARDIS in 2013, and will leave the iconic role in the 2017 Christmas Special after three incredible series of the BBC’s global hit sci-fi drama.
He made the announcement on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show tonight; speaking about the upcoming series this Spring he exclusively revealed the next series of the world’s longest running sci-fi show will be his last.
Peter Capaldi said:
“One of the greatest privileges of being Doctor Who is to see the world at its best. From our brilliant crew and creative team working for the best broadcaster on the planet, to the viewers and fans whose endless creativity, generosity and inclusiveness points to a brighter future ahead. I can’t thank everyone enough. It’s been cosmic.”
Capaldi was unveiled to the nation as the Twelfth Doctor during a special live television event on BBC One. Peter’s Time Lord has been much loved and critically acclaimed, with Series 9 featuring some of the best reviewed performances and episodes of recent series. In particular, his anti-war speech in The Zygon Inversion, and his solo appearance in the one-hander, Heaven Sent, have been widely acclaimed as among the finest performances by anyone in the role of the Doctor. Under his reign the show has expanded globally, he took the series on a World Tour and has drawn record ratings in BBC America, Canada, and Latin America. The highly anticipated 10th series returns to screens on Easter Saturday after a year’s break.
Peter Capaldi’s final series also marks writer and executive producer Steven Moffat’s last so promises to be unmissable event television.
Steven Moffat, writer and executive producer said:
“For years before I ever imagined being involved in Doctor Who, or had ever met the man, I wanted to work with Peter Capaldi. I could not have imagined that one day we’d be standing on the TARDIS together. Like Peter, I’m facing up to leaving the best job I’ll ever have, but knowing I do so in the company of the best, and kindest and cleverest of men, makes the saddest of endings a little sweeter. But hey, it’s a long way from over. Peter’s amazing, fiery, turbulent Doctor is still fighting the good fight, and his greatest adventures are yet to come. Monsters of the universe, be on your guard – Capaldi’s not done with you yet!”
Peter will be joined in Series 10 by new companion Pearl Mackie (Bill), and Matt Lucas (Nardole) with guest appearances to come from David Suchet and Michelle Gomez. He has starred alongside Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald, Alex Kingston as River Song, Ingrid Oliver as Osgood, as well as Keeley Hawes, Tom Riley, Frank Skinner, Maisie Williams, Joivan Wade and many more. Peter’s Doctor has fought Daleks and Davros, Cybermen, Zygons, new monsters like the Veil and old foes the Time Lords.
Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content said:
“Peter Capaldi will always be a very special Doctor to me; his adventures through time and space started just as I arrived on BBC One. He has been a tremendous Doctor who has brought his own unique wisdom and charisma to the role. But, it’s not over yet – I know the next series is going to be spectacular. He’s a fine actor who I hope we work with again when he leaves the TARDIS”.
Brian Minchin, Executive Producer, said:
“Peter Capaldi is an extraordinary Doctor and has taken the show to amazing places. Although I’m sad he has decided to move on in 2018 I’m delighted that we have one final series with Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat. I know what they’re planning and it’s going to be incredible.”
Capaldi will return in the next series for 12 episodes in April, followed by the Christmas Special when the regeneration will take place.
He replaced Matt Smith as the Twelfth Doctor. He first appeared in Doctor Who in 2008, playing Caecilius in the episode, “The Fires of Pompeii”.
As we are receiving the sad news that Sir John Hurt has passed away, we are rearranging our Friday Night Who schedule to honor the actor we fondly remember as the War Doctor.
So, tonight, instead of our regularly planned episodes, we will be viewing the 50th Anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor.
We press play at Midnight CST tonight.
We return to the modern (very modern) era for Friday Night Who this week with The Zygon Invasion & The Zygon Inversion!Join @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun, @VortexGlenn & @VortexKeith as we press play at Midnight CST on Friday!
In this week’s episode, we embark on another adventure with the Eighth Doctor and Lucy. This time landing on Earth in 1898 where our heroes get swept up in a jewel heist in Big Finish’s Eighth Doctor Adventures 2.5, Grand Theft Cosmos.
And then, we travel with the Twelfth Doctor and Hattie as they attempt to examine mysterious monsters and murders on the space station, the Twist, and unlock the mysteries of a haunted house on Earth, present day. Our reviews of Titan Comics 12th Doctor Year Two issues 6 through 10.
But, alas, no news of feedback this week, so shall we get right to it?
As mentioned in Episode 312 – Stonefinger both Chrissy and Holly got some Doctor Who goodies for Christmas and sent us pictures with their feedback.
Holly said “I got The Dot to Doc extreme Dot to Dot book, why I’m calling it extreme is that some of the pages have up to a 1000+ dots to connect. Then there are ones that are in the 300-900 range. I also received a Doctor Who travel mug with a disappearing/reappearing TARDIS. My last Doctor Who item was the Doctor Who Master of Time pinball table from the pinball arcade app.”
Chrissy said “Doctor Who goodies were a bit thin on the ground this Christmas for me. I did get the Twelfth Doctor’s sonic screwdriver (the new one that debuted at the end of Series 9), which will go great with my Twelfth Doctor cosplay. Jared and I also got matching t-shirts from my sister and brother-in-law that both say “I Believe in Love at First Episode” and the “O” in “Love” is a TARDIS. It’s cute because our first date was watching episodes of Doctor Who after ordering pizza. The rest, as they say, is history. We also got the Funko Pop TARDIS and a Funko War Doctor (picture attached, so you can see how the Doctor fits inside the TARDIS – it’s quite cute). Speaking of Funko Pops – Glenn, Shaun is absolutely right. Once you start collecting Funkos, you can’t stop. I bought my first Funko (which was Queen Elsa) and I vowed that was the only one I was ever going to get. A couple of years later, there are a grand total of 59 Funkos in my house. Granted, a lot of those are ones Jared had collected before we started dating and it’s due to his influence that I’ve kept collecting them and there are two of us doing the collecting… but still. It’s an addiction. I’ve attached pictures of our entire collection (well, the ones that we have in the apartment. Jared has a few on his desk at work). So, just be careful around those cute little guys and gals – they’ll hook ya 🙂
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This week we review Big Finish Main Range audio #74, LIVE 34 featuring the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Hex.
Then, we look at Titan Comics Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Year Two with issues #1-5.
Plus, some news, including another missing episodes rumor that could have some merit.
And, of course, your feedback
It’s time for a whole new batch of what’s coming up in the Vortex…
Friday Night Who on 1/13 is the Sylvester McCoy vehicle “Dragonfire”.
TTV #313 will take a look at Titan Comics 12th Doctor comics, series 2, #2.1 – #2.5, as well as Big Finish mainline audio #74 “LIVE 34”.
FNW 1/20 is the final part of Colin Baker’s Trial Of A Time Lord, “The Ultimate Foe”.
More Titan Comics featuring the 12th Doctor, Series 2 #2.6-#2.10, and Big Finish 8th Doctor Adventures Season 2: #5 “Grand Theft Cosmos” for TTV #314.
FNW 1/27 brings us last seasons “The Zygon Invasion” and “The Zygon Inversion” with Peter Capaldi.
Setting up TTV #315 for an Adversary Archive on The Zygons! Well listen to Big Finish 8th Doctor Adventures Season 2: #6 The Zygon Who Fell To Earth, then step outside the world of Who proper with a look at the professionally produced fan film Zygon, When Being You Just Isn’t Enough *.
* NOTE – Zygon, When Being You Just Isn’t Enough deals with Mature content and situations, and may not be suitable for everyone.
Friday Night Who on 2/3 is “The Gunfighters” with William Hartnell.
TTV #316 is a Book Review of Lethbridge-Stewart: Mind Of Stone by Iain McLaughlan, and The Christmas Files shorts.
FNW 2/10 (Finally) is “The Power of the Daleks” Part 1-3, as the Patrick Troughton story comes to DVD in North America at last.
TTV #317 We’ll finish off Titan Comics 11th Doctor series 2 with #2.11 – #2.15, and tackle Big Finish 4th Doctor Adventures: S2 #5 “Phantoms Of The Deep”.
Friday Night Who on 2/17 finishes “The Power of the Daleks” Part 4-6…
…and then an in-depth look into the story. We’ll talk about “The Power of the Daleks”(story, the animation, the color version), and the fan mounted film version in Traveling The Vortex #318
2/24 brings David Tennant to “New Earth” for Friday Night Who.
Our podcast epsisode #318 will review Titan Comics 10th Doctor series 2 issues #2.11 – #2.17, and Big Finish mainline story #82 “The Settling”.
FNW 3/3 is the masterful Tom Baker story “City Of Death”
TTV #319 is our Book Reviews of the novelization of City Of Death by Douglas Adams & James Goss
Friday Night Who on 3/10 brings back Peter Davidson and Team TARDIS in “Time Flight”
A pair of audios round things out for show #320, with Big Finish mainline story #91 Circular Time and #93 Renaissance Of The Daleks.
After that? Season 10 starts soon. (And keep in mind that it may start sooner than this schedule allows for, so things are always subject to change…) Thanks again for your support!
James Bond meets Doctor Who in this week’s edition of the podcast. This time we look at two Lethbridge-Stewart stories from Candy Jar Books. First, the fantastical short story, The Wishing Bazaar by Sharon Bidwell. Then we turn our attention to the novel, Blood of Atlantis by Simon A Forward. We give our impressions of these two stories.
But, not before a little news from out friends at Candy Jar, with the announcement of a new Lethbridge-Stewart project, that may just include someone very familiar to this podcast. You’ll have to listen to find out.
Plus, some very joyous news comes to us by way of feedback this week.
A new year brings with it a new Christmas Special from the Vortex Boys. We review the anthology book collection, Doctor Who: Twelve Doctors of Christmas from Penguin Books.
Also, we see out 2016 with a tribute to the good, and say goodbye to the bad things that the year brought.
Plus, some news and, of course, your feedback.
A little late this week. Sorry for the delay.
In this week’s show we look at the return of Doctor Who on our television screens with the 2016 Christmas Special – The Return of Doctor Mysterio. Find out what we thought of this long-awaited episode.
Plus, we look at some of the news from the past week.