Tag Archive: Ace

Episode 186 – Spreading God’s Love With Kickin’ Tunes

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150“Now go out there, Gabriel, spread the truth and love of the Lord, and play those kicking tunes!”

In this week’s show we review two Seventh Doctor and Ace stories.

First is the Big Finish Audio drama, The Rapture.

And then, we take a look at the 50th Anniversary short story ebook, The Ripple Effect.

Plus, more announcements and news, including some resurfacing rumors and speculation about the missing episodes.

And, of course, your feedback.


You can find Holly’s National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation reference here.

Inspiration for Doctor Who premiering on Easter Saturday no matter what.

Friday Night Who 3/14



Friday Night Whoers might be on your own this week…as we prepare for Kansas City’s Planet Comicon featuring the one and only Sylvester McCoy!

So for Friday Night Who this week we are watching what is considered to be his seminal story on the show (no…not Ghostlight like Keith wanted) but Remembrance of the Daleks!

@VortexGlenn, @VortexShaun & @VortexKeith aren’t sure if they will make it, but hop on twitter in their stead at Midnight CDT for the tweet along!

As always don’t forget the hashtags! #FridayNightWho #RemembranceoftheDaleks

Friday Night Who 2/7



Things get feral during Friday Night Who this week, as we watch the final story of the Classic Series Survival.

Join us as we watch this 7th Doctor (and recent addition to the Kanas City Planet Comicon guest list) at Midnight CST.

Don’t forget to follow @TravelVortex @VortexKeith @VortexShaun & @VortexGlenn for all the fun  and keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #Survival

Episode 146 – Up on a Soapbox

ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s episode – NEW EPISODES… ahum…sorry, we talk about the wonderful news of the two Patrick Troughton stories, The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear.

Plus, our review of the Seventh Doctor and Ace mass confusion and randomness known as Ghostlight.

Then, Mel takes a turn with Seven in the Big Finish audio drama, The Fires of Vulcan.

We’ll look at some other news and reports this week, and of course, your feedback.


Episode 139 – Lucky Number Seven

ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s show we take a look back over the stories that make up the Seventh Doctor’s era. Starting off, we review the latest installment of The Doctor Revisited – The Seventh Doctor. Then we try to nail down which story best represents dear Seven’s tenure.

Also, a look at this week’s…. oh wait…. we didn’t find any.

And of course, your feedback!


Links mentioned in this show:

Doctor Who Turns 50 infographic
Pictures from Brenda’s trip to the UK
Chrissy’s ToshoCON Report

Episode 137 – India is Like Canada…Kind Of

ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s show we present a triple dose of the Seventh Doctor and Ace. First a review of Ace’s first story in the TV series, Dragonfire. Then we give our thoughts on Audio GO and Big Finish’s 7th adventure in the Destiny of the Doctor series, Shackwave. And finally we check out the latest installment of IDW’s Prisoners of Time comic book run.

Also, a brief look at the big news stories of the week.

And, of course, your feedback.


Links mentioned in this show:

Who’s Changing – a documentary about 50 Years of Doctor Who Fans

Episode 87 – The Greatest Show In The Galaxy

It’s finally here. The wedding bells have rung and the party is over. Now it’s time to sit back and recount the day; The Greatest Show In the Galaxy. But first there are a few things to get out of the way. We share our review of another story of that name, the Seventh Doctor and Ace adventure, The Greatest Show In the Galaxy.

Also, our reaction to the news of the week, including the first shots of Doctor Who we’ve had in a long time with episode one of the weeklong prequels – “Pond Life”.

And of course, your feedback.


If you missed it last week (Keith) this is the pic Arthur Darvill posted after his burglary.

Friday Night Who 8/24/12

Tonight, our Friday Night Who offering jumps into Sylvester McCoy’s seventh Doctor time stream, with The Greatest Show In The Galaxy. The North American DVD released last week, so hopefully you’ve all had the opportunity to step right up and get one!

Join us on twitter for the live conversation, follow @vortexglenn, @vortexshaun and @travelvortex. (@VortexKeith is still on honeymoon/holiday)

Look for our hashtags #FridayNightWho and #GreatestShowInTheGalaxy. And if we’re lucky and ask very nicely, maybe @SylvesterMcCoy and @sophie_aldred will join us?!?  See you then!

Happy Birthday, Sylvester, Sophie, Barnaby and Anthony

August 20 seems to be the largest conflux of Whovian birthdays on record (thus far) as celebrate seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy; Sophie Aldred’s companion Ace; writer, director, actor and Dalek Barnaby Edwards, as well as the late, great Anthony Ainley, who played the Master.  (Two of them will feature in our #FridayNightWho this week, #GreatestShowInTheGalaxy)

Happy Birthday to you all!

And if you’d like to pass on your well wishes, all three are on twitter: @SylvesterMcCoy, @sophie_aldred, @BarnabyEdwards

Episode 74 – Patience of the Daleks

Here it is, the latest episode of Traveling the Vortex. This week, another Adversary Archive featuring the Doctor’s greatest enemy – The Daleks. We look at the Dalek War box set featuring Frontier in Space and Planet of the Daleks starring the Third Doctor and Jo Grant. then we travel forward and review the Big Finish audio The Genocide Machine featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace.

Plus this week’s news (with a surprise guest anchor) and of course your feed back.


And here’s the lioness trying to eat a baby video mentioned in the podcast…http://youtu.be/RkpEqAeJtQM

May DVD Titles Announced

According to www.tvshowsondvd.com, just a week after announcing the April slate, BBC springs three May Doctor Who titles, all NEW to DVD.

May 8th will see the release of “Nightmare Of Eden” starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, also featuring Romana and K9, and two Sylvester McCoy seventh Doctor arcs, “Dragonfire” (which shows the departure of Mel and the arrival of Ace) and “The Happiness Patrol” with Ace.  No cover art yet, but what details there are can be found here.