From Fathom Events:
The Doctor Who Christmas Special has long been a holiday tradition, and now for the second year in a row, Fathom Events and BBC Worldwide invite you to enjoy a very special two-night presentation of Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio in select cinemas nationwide on Tuesday, December 27 and Thursday, December 29. Plus, there will even be an exclusive introduction and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the special. For tickets and participating theaters, visit http://bit.ly/DoctorWho_Mysterio
In this week’s podcast, we revisit the world of Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart and review Candy Jar Books’ recently released Lethbridge-Stewart: The HAVOC Files 2. We have cultivated four stories from the anthology collection, as many have been already reviewed here on the podcast. We will turn our focus to House of Giants by Rick Cross, Ashes of the Inferno by Andy Frankham-Allen, Schädengeist’s First Love by Jonathan Cooper, and Exodus from Venus by John Peel.
Plus, some very exciting news about the return of a Doctor Who convention, a wee bit earlier than once thought.
Hey gang, as we discussed on the podcast this week, there has been a slight shift in the programming, since Power of the Daleks wont actually release in time for Friday Night Who, this week we’ve shuffled some things around. The updated (and expanded! NOW THROUGH 2017) schedule follows, for those of you who like to follow things.
Okay, since Power isn’t going to be ready yet, we stepped up the Tom Baker episode Meglos for Friday Night Who on 11/18
Episode #305 of Traveling The Vortex is our discussion of Meglos
THEN we finally get Power on for FNW. It’s a six parter, so we’re breaking it in two. The Power of the Daleks Part 1-3 11/25
In TTV #306 we’ll take a look at the Titan Comics 4th Doctor Mini-Series, and Big Finish 4th Doctor Adventures S2: #4 The Justice Of Jalxar
FNW 12/2 finishes up the animated The Power of the Daleks Part 4-6
Get Lost in Time for episode #307 as we break down The Power of the Daleks with the Novel and Animated recon
FNW 12/9 gives us a double helping of Patrick Troughton as we go back to Web Of Fear Part 1-3
BOOK REVIEWS! TTV #308 will be a grab bag of Candy Jar shorts, ranging from Havoc files 1 up to the most current release. The Creatures in the Cave by Rick Cross, The Last Duty by Christopher Bryant, Eve of the Fomorians by Robert Mammome, and The Lost Skin: Episode 1 by Andy Frankham-Allen. We’ll also take a look at the last couple of Goodreads book club books.
FNW 12/16 finishes off Web Of Fear with Parts 4-6
TTV #309 is another Candy Jar Book Review, this time we’re looking at Lethbridge-Stewart: Times Squared by Rick Cross
Christmas Time is here again! What better way to gear up than with Capaldi’s last Christmas offering, The Husbands Of River Song for Friday Night Who on 12/23.
Post Christmas cuddles happen in TTV #310 with our review of The Return Of Doctor Mysterio!
New Years hits us with some more Pertwee action, as we hit up The Time Monster Parts 1-3
TTV #311 sees us go back to Titan Comics for 12th Doctor #2.1 – #2.5, and Big Finish 4th Doctor Adventures: S2 #5 Phantoms Of The Deep
FNW 1/6 finishes The Time Monster Part 4-6
Just in time for TTV #312, a Book Review on Candy Jar’s Lethbridge-Stewart: The Blood Of Atlantis by Simon A Forward and accompanying short.
Sylv returns to Friday Night Who on 1/13 in Dragonfire
and another comic/audio paring in Traveling The Vortex #313 with Titan Comics 12th Doctor #2.6 – #2.10 and Big Finish #74 LIVE 34
Obviously, take these with a grain of salt since they can (and have) changed at a moments notice, but we’ll try and keep you informed. Thanks as always for continuing to hang out with us week after week, we’ll see you in the vortex!
Sorry for the delay, but our editor took ill earlier this week. But, finally here is this week’s podcast, as promised. Hopefully you didn’t think we just took yet another week off.
This time we feature a Companion Archive on the oft forgotten Third Doctor companion, Liz Shaw played by Caroline John. First, we look at the Big Finish Companion Chronicle, The Blue Tooth from season one. Then, a retrospective on Liz’s time on the TV series.
Also, some news-of-the-week.
DoctorWho.tv have a breakdown reporting on all the ways and wheres to watch who. Specifically, the newly animated Power Of The Daleks. You can find the full details here, but for those of us in the US, the breakdown looks like this:
MONDAY, NOV 14, 2016 – Select theaters nationwide, one night only. Visit www.fathomevents.com for more info.
SATURDAY, NOV 19, 2016 – Airing weekly on BBC America.
End of November – BBC America will make the COLOR version available exclusively on their digital platforms.
TUESDAY, JAN 24, 2017 – DVD releases as a Barnes & Noble exclusive, including the COLOR version.
The UK is also getting a special edition Bluray.
Now as a purist, I want black and white Doctor Who episodes to be black and white. BUT I also think this is a golden opportunity to do something cool and unique. Since these episodes are being recreated via animation, I have no issues with a color version being made available as well as the black and white. Personally, I think this episode looks gorgeous, and cant wait to see it in full!
In this week’s episode we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Cybermen’s first appearance in Doctor Who by offering you another Adversary Archive: The Cybermen IV! We look at two Big Finish Productions offerings. The first is mainline story #86 “The Reaping” featuring the Sixth Doctor and Peri. Then, we follow that up with the second part of the story with #87 “The Gathering” with the Fifth Doctor and Tegan.
We also look at some convention news, including guest announcements for several upcoming Doctor Who conventions.
And, of course, your feedback.
Join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Cybermen by watching their first story “The Tenth Planet” for Friday Night Who this week!
This week we have another Companion Archive for our show. This time we feature not a person, but a place that is very familiar to the Doctor and some of his companions, Coal Hill School. We’re talking about the first two episodes of the show, Class with a spoiler light review, and reviewing the comic The Monsters Of Coal Hill, and the short story Nothing at the End of the Lane.
Plus, well take a look at some news of the week.
And, of course, your feedback.
“Class” premieres tomorrow (in the UK)…and what better way to get ready than to watch “The Caretaker” for Friday Night Who!
Well, we’ve made it to episode 300. And there was no better time to make this milestone as this past weekend where we celebrated at Time Eddy II, the Wichita Doctor Who convention right here in our home state of Kansas. We came back exhausted from the event, but with some memories that we will cherish forever.
And, we have with us some material that you will only hear, right here on the program.
It’s a long episode this week, the longest we’ve produced in some time, But, we hope it will be worth it as we talk about our weekend adventure at a convention that should be heralded as a premiere event for years to come.