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.
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.
The adventures in scheduling topics and conversations with Friday Night Who episodes and conventions continues… In this episode…
Friday Night Who on 8/25 is the William Hartnell story “Planet of Giants”.
TTV #344 features our look at a pair of Big Finish Companion Chronicles from Season 3: #1 “Here There Be Monsters” (Susan) and #7 “The Transit of Venus” (Ian).
Everybody’s favorite (except ours), “The Talons of Weng-Chiang” hits Friday Night Who on 9/1. (Well, the first three parts anyway.)
Since we’ll have Tom on the brain, TTV #345 finishes off the Big Finish 4th Doctor Adventures Season 2 with episodes #6 “The Dalek Contract”, and #7 “The Final Phase”.
We’ll finish the final three parts of “Talons of Weng-Chiang” on 9/8.
TTV #346 has our insights into this year’s Topeka based Top Con.
FNW 9/15 is “Four To Doomsday”
More big finish is on tap for TTV #347 with a big jump ahead to #221 “The Star Men”, as well as Titan Comics 10th Doctor Season 3 issues #1-5.
FNW 9/22 has Patrick Troughton’s second Doctor in “The Krotons”
Lost In Time returns! TTV #348 will take a comprehensive look at “The Wheel In Space” (Assuming the Britbox Recon is released by now)
FNW 9/29 – Battlefield (7 McCoy)
TTV #349 sees us review Big Finish #92 Nocturne, and Titan Comics 9th Doctor ongoing issues #6-10.
PCap makes a return visit to Friday Night Who on 10/6 with “Under The Lake” and “Before The Flood”.
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FNW 10/13 – Frontios (5 Davidson)
Here’s a feature that hasn’t been seen in a while, making a return to TTV #351. A Companion Archive on one Iris Wildthyme. We’ll take a look at two Big Finish tales, Excelis Dawns and mainline story #51 The Wormery.
and we go back to the beginning for Friday Night Who on 10/20 with “An Unearthly Child”.
TTV #352 is our very full discussion of what is sure to be a very full weekend at Time Eddy III. (Have you bought YOUR ticket yet?)
Quick turnaround with a shorter episode this week. We tackle two Big Finish Eighth Doctor Adventures from season 2. This time it’s #7 Sisters of the Flame, and #8 Vengeance of Morbius. Listen in to hear what we thought of the two-part conclusion to the season.
Plus we look at the news out this week in the world of Doctor Who.
We take the opportunity to discuss the historic announcement of the next Doctor on this week’s episode of the podcast. Here are our thoughts on the news that Jodie Whittaker will take over the role at Christmas.
Also, we do have a few things to review. First we look at Big Finish Main Range story 89, No Man’s Land, featuring the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Hex.
Then, we delve into the first five issues in the Eleventh Doctor’s year three comics from our friends over at Titan Comics.
With the Beeb’s recent announcement of Season 10 premiering on Easter Saturday, we feel confident in releasing the rest of the schedule up to that point for those of you who like to follow along…
Friday Night Who on 2/3 is “The Gunfighters” with William Hartnell.
TTV #317 is a Book Review of Lethbridge-Stewart: Mind Of Stone by Iain McLaughlan, and The Christmas Files shorts.
FNW 2/17 (Finally) is “The Power of the Daleks” Part 1-3, as the Patrick Troughton story comes to DVD in North America at last.
TTV #318 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 2/24 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 #319
3/3 brings David Tennant to “New Earth” for Friday Night Who.
Our podcast epsisode #320 will review Titan Comics 10th Doctor series 2 issues #2.11 – #2.17, and Big Finish mainline story #82 “The Settling”.
FNW 3/10 is the masterful Tom Baker story “City Of Death”
TTV #321 is our Book Reviews of the novelization of City Of Death by Douglas Adams & James Goss
Friday Night Who on 3/17 brings back Peter Davidson and Team TARDIS in “Time Flight”
A pair of audios round things out for show #322, with Big Finish mainline stories #91 Circular Time and #93 Renaissance Of The Daleks.
Hartnell returns to Friday Night Who on 3/24 in “The Ark”
TTV #323 features our current listener’s poll, with a twist. We want all of YOU to vote on the WORST monsters to grace Doctor Who. The dregs, the deplorable, the ones despised by fandom. You know the ones. We’ll take the top ten vote getters, and then our job will be to rise to their defense and explain why they’re actually pretty great. If we can. Challenge Accepted!
Get your Funky Pertwee on with FNW on 3/31 as we watch the first three parts of “Invasion Of The Dinosaurs”
TTV #324 features the conclusion of Titan Comics 12th Doctor series 2 with issues #2.11 – #2.15, and Big Finish mainline story #89 No Man’s Land CHANGED TO: #79 Night Thoughts.
FNW on 4/7 will finish off “Invasion Of The Dinosaurs” parts 4-6.
And in TTV #325 we’ll cover Titan Comics third Doctor mini series, and Big Finish mainline story #108 The Assassin In The Limelight.
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?