Tag Archive: Big Finish

Coming Soon To The Vortex…

Recovering from Gallifrey One (and I do mean recovering. I think someone gave me the funk, but I’m hopeful it’s just sinuses.) and I thought maybe I should update all of you on the schedule, cause there’s a few big things on the horizon, and I know how some of you like to do your homework for our shows…

We’ll record episode #60 tonight, a full report of my experiences at Gally.  Mel will join us in studio, and you can look for this on the feeds tomorrow.

This Friday, 2/24, we’ll complete the Black Guardian Trilogy on Friday Night Who with “Enlightenment”.

Traveling The Vortex episode #61 will be our complete recap of the Black Guardian Trilogy, as we talk about all three Peter Davison episodes, “Mawdryn Undead”, “Terminus” and “Enlightenment”.

Barring such a long winded Gally breakdown that we go two episodes (which I don’t see happening. lol) the following week 3/2 on Friday Night Who, we’ll watch Colin Baker in “Attack Of The Cybermen”

TTV #62 is a review of The Sarah Jane Adventures: Series 1.  This is only two weeks out, so you may want to start working your way through them now!

FNW on 3/9 is Sylvester McCoy’s Cyberman story, “Silver Nemesis”

News to keep Keith happy, TTV #63 will be our second Adversary Archive on the Cybermen, as we discuss “Attack Of The Cybermen” and “Silver Nemesis”.

Taking advantage of the new DVD releases this month, Friday Night Who on 3/16 is “The Face Of Evil” with Tom Baker. (This title releases earlier that week in North America, so we are right out of the gate here!)

Another homework heavy podcast here, as TTV #64 is our second Big Finish block with Paul McGann, covering the next three 8th Doctor stories – #19 Minuet In Hell, #28 Invaders From Mars, and #29 The Chimes Of Midnight

FNW on 3/23 is another new release for this month, “The Robots Of Death – Special Edition” again with Tom Baker.

Episode #65 is, believe it or not, only our second Companion Archive, this one on Leela, and covers the two new releases we’ll have just watched, “The Face Of Evil” and “The Robots Of Death”.

So that brings you up to speed.  As always, the schedule is subject to change.  And because I know some of you are dying to plan out even farther,  let me give you a hint…

 

Renegades…

Gally Update 6 – The Big Finish Conundrum

Shaun turns in, for us another update from Gallifrey One’s Network 23 from Los Angeles, California. He is joined once again by Mel, to recount more from Saturday, and their autograph hunt.

Also, a fun story about Mel on a mission to deliver wardrobe to Paul McGann and his son Jake.

My apologies to Shaun and Mel, and you the listener for posting this one so late. Shaun had it sent earlier today, but it has been a hectic Sunday.

Enjoy!

Happy Birthday Simon Pegg!

SHAUN OF THE DEAD and SPACED creator/writer/star Simon Pegg is no stranger to Doctor Who. Although primarily known as The Editor, from the 2005 episode “The Long Game” Pegg also narrated the first season of Doctor Who Confidential, voiced Don Cheney in the Big Finish Audio “Invaders From Mars” and was originally tapped to play Rose’s father, Pete Tyler.

We hope he can take a break from his current work as Scotty in Star Trek 2 to celebrate his 42 birthday properly.

Side Trip 2 – Dr. Phil’s Big Finish Companion

As promised in Episode 53, here is Dr. Phil’s Big Finish Audio Companion. It’s a guide to some of the best Doctor Who audio plays that Big Finish has produced in the last decade.

This is a piece that we had hoped to include in our first review of Big Audio episodes, but as Phil told us, the project “ballooned” as he began editing it and putting in the trailers to the referenced stories. We felt that it was too long to include in this week’s episode in it’s entirety, but agreed that it was too good to edit down. So, it debuts as our second Short Trip.

To hear Dr. Phil’s own podcast – Doctor Who: Adventures in Time, Space, and Music, be sure to visit his website at http://adventuresintimespaceandmusic.phillipwserna.com/.

And as always, enjoy!

Episode 53 – Beginning the New Year With a Big Finish

Here we are, a day later, but all of us feeling much better.

In this week’s episode, we start the New Year of right with a very Big Finish. We review the Eighth Doctor’s first three audios, Storm Warning, The Sword of Orion, and The Stones of Venice.

Also in this show, at this years Chicago TARDIS Dr. Phil Serna had the chance to sit down with writer Richard Dinnick, who has written for both Big Finish and BBC books. We’ll hear Richard talk about some his work.

And of course, this week’s news and your feedback. Enjoy!

Links mentioned in this show:

Mayan Calendar
http://www.richarddinnick.com/
Big Finish – Doctor Who
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time, Space, and Music

ADDENDUM: The “Big News” that Shaun couldn’t remember during the podcast was the wedding of tenth Doctor David Tennant to his fiancé Georgia Moffat, (“The Doctor’s Daughter”) who happens to be the daughter of fifth Doctor Peter Davison. (Any excuse to bring up that tangle of relationships again!)  Traveling The Vortex passes on our congratulations to the happy couple!

Loose Threads: Around The Vortex 9/26/11

* In addition to Peter Davison and Alex Kingston (the 5th Doctor and River Song respectively), Chicago Tardis is firming up their guest list for the upcoming November convention.  Big names from Big Finish include Jason Haigh-Ellery (producer), Nicholas Briggs (writer/director and voice of the Daleks/Cybermen), Lisa Bowerman, (Bernice Summerfield) and the new 7th Doctor companion Beth Chalmers.

Other writers/editors/publisher include Ben Aaronovitch (7th Doctor era stories), Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg (Howe’s Transendental Toybox), Graeme Burk and Robert Smith (Time Unincorporated and the forthcoming Who Is The Doctor), Benjamin Cook (A Writer’s Tale, Christa Dickson and Lars Pearson (Mad Norwegian Press) and Tony Lee (IDW Doctor Who comics).  Their website promises more to come…

http://www.chicagotardis.com/

One change to the program is Toby Hadoke (Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf) who will be unable to attend.

* Doctor Who Magazine recently announced the show will return for another 13 episode season seven in 2012, but as many of us suspected, it WILL be broken into two parts, and it WILL start in the fall of 2012.  So once the current season six wraps next week with “The Wedding Of River Song”, we’ll get a Christmas special, and then no new who for about 8 months.  I feel withdrawals kicking in already.

* And lastly, Matt Smith is chomping at the bit to get to the 50th anniversary special, and he’d love for it to be in 3D.  “I love making Doctor Who, and I get to be part of that 50th year which they’ll do something mental for,” he tells Bang Showbiz.  “You know it will be brilliant.  I’m interested in all the 3D stuff.  If it could be filmed for 3D TV that would be fun, especially with Doctor Who, but it’s very expensive.  I don’t know how they’d do it.”

I imagine something with void stuff.

Loose Threads: Around The Vortex

Welcome to “Loose Threads”, where like the 4th Doctor’s scarf, I hope to combine bits of factoidal information to present a fun if chaotic picture of the Whoniverse at any given moment.

50th Anniversary Plans, Big Finish Comes To Gally and The Waters Of Mars

* TV line talks with Stephen Moffat about the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who in 2013, and he promises emphatically, “it will be huge”.  Moffat wouldn’t be pinned down on weather the anniversary extravaganza would involve stand alone specials, an extra memorable season or other fun stuff.  “It won’t be just one thing…. We’ll be doing lots of stuff,” is all Moffat would concede.  “The plans are quite extensive and changing all the time.  Oh my God, we will hit that year very, very hard indeed.”  The BBC execs “are full committed” to his vision.  “There’s lot of decisions we’re making that are about making all that possible.  It’ll be amazing.”

With all the talk of a multi Doctor story featuring some or all of the combinations—Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccelston and David Tennant—reuniting, is it true?  And might other familiar faces from the past return as well?  “Possibly…. It’s so far in the future, it’s only a set of notions,” Moffat replies, adding that he’s still got this year’s Christmas special to focus on before he gets to locking in plans for the big 50.

* GallifreyOne just updated their guest list for next year.  The list now includes a quartet of Big Finish folk: Nicholas Briggs, executive producer for Big Finish Productions as well as the voice of the Daleks for the past six years; Barnaby Edwards the principal Dalek operator, director, actor, and writer for Big Finish; Beth Chalmers, new 7th Doctor companion Raine Creevey; and Lisa Greenwood, 6th Doctor companion Philippa “Flip” Jackson.  Also on the guest list are new series directors Toby Haynes and Richard Senior, between the two of them responsible for some of the more impresive Matt Smith episodes, including; “The Impossible Astronaut”, “Day Of The Moon”, “The Pandorica Opens”, “The Big Bang”, “Time”, “Space” and the upcoming “Let’s Kill Hitler”. 

And working on a full house for the 1996 TV Movie reunion (Paul McGann, Daphne Ashbrook and Yee Jee Tso are already signed to appear), Philip Segal, executive producer of the TV Movie and the man who championed to get Doctor Who back on the air.  It is the 15th anniversary of the Movie, is it possible that The Master himself, Eric Roberts could be making an appearance?  Stay tuned…

* And finally in a bit of science reality, NASA has announced the Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered evidence of flowing water on Mars.  Water on Mars is no news and has been reported on before of course, but flowing water on the surface is a big deal.  Just ask the Doctor, he could tell you.  For the full report, click here. <>