Tag Archive: Christmas

Episode 261 – The Flowchart of River Song

ttv_logo_newIt’s our last podcast of 2015!  In this week’s show we review the newest Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Husbands of River Song. Listen as we give our impressions of another outing with Professor Song as she encounters a new incarnation of our favorite traveling spaceman. We share our opinions on how well Steven Moffat was able to do it once again with the reoccurring character.

Plus we go over the news of the week, including some recent convention guest announcements.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Side Trip 18 – Don’t Open Until Xmas

TTV LOGO wreathAnd here it is, our 2015 Christmas Special!

In this extra Side Trip edition of Traveling the Vortex, give you a little holiday treat, by reviewing a holiday treat from our friends over at Titan Comics. They have released this year a Christmas special of their own with a comic starring the Twelfth Doctor and Clara and featuring a classic villain. We give our impressions on this Yule Tide offering while giving you the special gift of an added bonus episode for you.

Here’s wishing all of our listeners a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Enjoy!

Episode 255 – Enter the Sandmen

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show, a short one mind you, we look at the latest Series 9 episode of Doctor Who. This week we will be covering our reviews of Sleep No More. Find out what we thought of the story.

Also, we share our feelings on some recent news of a possible sequel to the Mark Gatiss penned story. Along with new comic news, an injury sustained by Twelfth Doctor actor, Peter Capaldi and news that Doctor Who will be returning to cinemas by the end of the year.

And, of course… oh wait… no feedback this week? Oh, well, on with the show!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Schedule Update To Finish Out 2014

And as promised on last week’s podcast, here’s the schedule to finish out the wild ride that has been 2014!

For Friday Night Who TONIGHT on Halloween, we get our Cyberman on, with the first four parts of  “The Invasion” with Patrick Troughton.

Which should be the perfect lead in to this week’s TTV #201 to discuss “Dark Water”.

FNW 11/7 – “The Invasion” Part 5-8

To finish off Capaldi’s first season, TTV #202 takes a look at “Death In Heaven”.

Colin Baker returns to FNW on 11/14 in “Timelash”.

And a special treat for Traveling The Vortex #203. It’s a Companion Archive! Who for? Why everybody’s favorite shapeshifting Penguin, Frobisher! We’ll be discussing Big Finish #14 “The Holy Terror” and the Big Finish Special episode “The Maltese Penguin”.

FNW 11/21 is “Paradise Towers” with 7th Doctor Sylvester McCoy.

EDIT – As Glenn mentioned on the show last week and this, we are adding a few comic elements to the episode in order to do a “mini” adversary archive for the Quarks. If you can find them, you may wish to consult these for additional reference:

(Invasion of the Quarks, The Killer Wasps, The Jungle Of Doom, Martha The Mechanical Housemaid, The Duelist, Death Race, The Fires Down Below, Happy Deathday)

TTV #204 will have our reviews of “Paradise Towers”, and Big Finish Audio #46 “Flip Flop”.

Thanksgiving weekend brings us  Chicago Tardis! And while we still have yet to manage to organize plans to get the three of us up there (We’re working on it) we ARE watching “The Robots Of Death” for Friday Night Who this week.

Episode #205 is full of Fun and Games. We will have YOUR reports from Chicago Tardis (if anyone is going, PLEASE let us know!) We’ll touch on Titan Comic’s 12th Doctor Premier issue, and spend the rest of the time discussing the Doctor Who tie-ins: Risk & Yahtzee. Oh, and a special treat (if all goes well) from the folks over at Tiny Rebel Games in regards to Doctor Who Legacy.

FNW 12/5 – “Black Orchid”

TTV #206 – and a pair of Peter Davison audios Big Finish #41 “Nekromanteia”, and #56 “The Axis Of Insanity”.

I’m really looking forward to returning to this Jon Pertwee story for Friday Night Who on 12/12, “Frontier In Space”. It’s a long one, so we’ll do the first three parts. 1-3

TTV #207 – We’ll touch base with Titan Comic’s 10th and 11th Doctors story arcs, and revisit Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor and Charlie Pollard in Big Finish Audio #103 “The Girl Who Never Was”.

FNW 12/19 – “Frontier In Space” Part 4-6.

Earlier this year we started reviewing last year’s 50th Anniversary E Book Series, and got a little side tracked once series 8 came on.  Time to rectify that in Traveling The Vortex #208, as we’ll review the final four books in the series: E Book 9: “The Beast Of Babylon”, E Book 10: “The Mystery Of The Haunted Cottage”, E Book 11: “Nothing O’Clock”, E Book 12: “Lights Out”.

Our last FNW in December (12/26) is the David Tennant Christmas special “The Next Doctor”.

And our last show of 2014, TTV #209 will cover all the glory that is this years (still untitled as of this posting) Peter Capaldi Christmas Special.

Which takes us all the way up to 2015. Without sounding the spoiler horn, I can only say the new year holds a lot of potential so far. More details to come!

Friday Night Who 12/20

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We celebrate Christmas a little early this week with Friday Night Who in the 2011 Christmas special “The Doctor The Widow and the Wardobe”

Join us in our holiday festivities when we press play at Midnight CST!

As always follow @TravelVortex @VortexShaun @VortexKeith & @VortexGlenn on twitter for the fun and keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #TheDoctorTheWidowandtheWardrobe