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Episode 309 – The Cyberiad of Rassilon

In this week’s episode we look at two mini-series from Titan Comics. First, the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane come face to face with Medusa in the Five issue story, Gaze of the Medusa. Hear what we thought of the story that takes our heroes back to ancient Greece to do battle with the popular Gorgon and meet the Gods of Old.

Then, we review this years multi-Doctor event from Titan, Supremacy of the Cybermen. We give our impressions on the return of two old foes in an epic event that finds the Universe at threat by the silver menaces.

Plus, lot’s of news to talk about this week.

And, we have a SPOILER-FREE review of the latest Star Wars film, Rouge One.

Oh, and of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Friday Night Who for 12/16

Friday Night Who this weeks combines the 4th Doctor and Cybermen…what could be more awesome with “Revenge of the Cybermen”?!

Revenge of the Cybermen

Join @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun, @VortexGlenn & @VortexKeith as we press play at Midnight CST on Friday!

And as always keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #RevengeoftheCybermen

Episode 303 – The Shaw Tank Redemption

ttv_logo_newSorry  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.

Enjoy!

Episode 302 – Silver & Gold

ttv_logo_newIn   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.

Enjoy!

Doctor Who Comics Crossover Event for Summer!

Today Titan comics announced a massive crossover even for Doctor Who Comics Day celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Cybermen!

The 5 issue bi-weekly adventure is titled ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ and stars the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston), Tenth Doctor (David Tennant), Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith), and Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi), and their comic companions – Gabby, Cindy, Alice, Rose (Billie Piper) and Captain Jack (John Barrowman)!

Here’s how Titan comics describe the plot:

“Exiled from Gallifrey at the very end of time, Rassilon, fallen leader of the Time Lords, has been captured by the last of the Cybermen. Now, the Cybermen have access to time travel. With it, every defeat becomes a victory. Every foe is now dead — or Cyberized.”

Written by George Mann & Cavan Scott with art by Alessandro Vitti the first issue drops Wednesday, July 6th, just ahead of Doctor Who Comics Day on Saturday July 9th and will feature 5 variant covers.

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the show’s iconic cyborgs, the Cybermen. The Cybermen first appeared in the story ‘The Tenth Planet’ in 1966, and have been featured in Doctor Who numerous times since, including being brought back in the “new series” in the 2006 two-part, ‘Rise of the Cybermen’ and ‘The Age of Steel.’

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Friday Night Who 2/17

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@VortexShaun returns to Kansas from 25 Years Of Galifrey One in LA, and because he couldn’t get enough Adric in E-Space we’re gonna celebrate with Earthshock!

Join us at Midnight CST as Shaun chats for Adric’s oncoming death (spoilers) on twitter by following @TravelVortex @VortexShaun @VortexKeith & @VortexGlenn

And of course keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho #EarthShock (and possibly #KillAdric)

Schedule X Redux

We have some changes to the recently posted Tenth Doctor celebration month additions and or changes will be in bold.

FNW 11/1 is the recently released “Terror Of The Zygons” staring Tom Baker for countdown spot No. 4.

And then TTV #149 will have our review of “Terror Of The Zygons”.

We reach number three on the countdown for Friday Night Who on 11/8 with Jon Pertwee in “The Daemons”.

We’ll cover “The Daemons” in episode #150… and IDW Comic’s “Prisoners Of Time 10″ and holly cow, that’s a nice even number, so it’s time for another EPIVERSARY!

I know you’re all excited to hear our thoughts on the just recovered Troughton episodes, but it’ll have to wait just a bit longer. (Trust us, the suspense is killing us as well.) 11/15 Friday Night Who is “The Dominators”.

TTV #151 has us return to the 10th Doctor celebrations as we look at Doctor Who Revisited 10, and have our 50th Anniversary Discussion over the 10th Doctor Era.

Coming in at number one on the countdown (chronologically speaking), Friday Night Who on 11/22 takes us back to where it all began with “An Unearthly Child”.

And then the big one, #SaveTheDay for TTV #152 and our look at “The Day Of The Doctor (50th Anniversary Special)”

Assuming we are have not won the lottery and are not at Chicago Tardis this year, FNW on 11/29 will continue the multi-Doctor anniversary celebrations with “The Five Doctors” 

We can’t contain all the anniversary celebrations in one episode so TTV #153 will be our thoughts on Big Finish’s Epic Story “The Light at the End”

We start December with the just released “The Tenth Planet” for FNW on 12/06.

And an announcement to cheer up Keith over the impending loss of Matt Smith, TTV #154 will be our Cybermen Archive IV! Covering “The Tenth Planet”, and at long last, Big Finish #34 “Spare Parts”.

That takes us slightly into December when we’ll begin our celebrations (or mourning) of the Eleventh Doctor era.  Stay tuned, true believer!

Schedule X

No, that’s not an X, but a Roman Numeral 10, as our schedule gets into the Tenth Doctor celebration month.

This wee’s show (TTV #147) is the wrap up of number 9, as we discuss Doctor Who Revisited 9 and have our 50th Anniversary Discussion of the the 9th Doctor Era. (Still time to vote in the poll!)

Friday Night Who on 10/25 showcases the return of our mascot, the Myrka in “Warriors Of The Deep” with Doctor No. 5, Peter Davison.

We’ll actually start our 10th Doctor celebrations a week early in TTV #148, as we’ll have Glenn (and if all goes well all three of us) reviewing the 10th Doctor book Forever Autumn by Mark Morris, and the Audio Go, Big Finish “Destiny Of The Doctor: Death’s Deal”

FNW 11/1 is the recently released “Terror Of The Zygons” staring Tom Baker for countdown spot No. 4.

And then TTV #149 will have our reviews of “Terror Of The Zygons” and IDW Comic’s “Prisoners Of Time 10”.

We reach number three on the countdown for Friday Night Who on 11/8 with Jon Pertwee in “The Daemons”.

We’ll cover “The Daemons” in episode #150… and holly cow, that’s a nice even number, so it’s time for another EPIVERSARY!

I know you’re all excited to hear our thoughts on the just recovered Troughton episodes, but it’ll have to wait just a bit longer. (Trust us, the suspense is killing us as well.) 11/15 Friday Night Who is “The Dominators”.

TTV #151 has us return to the 10th Doctor celebrations as we look at Doctor Who Revisited 10, and have our 50th Anniversary Discussion over the 10th Doctor Era.

Coming in at number one on the countdown (chronologically speaking), Friday Night Who on 11/22 takes us back to where it all began with “An Unearthly Child”.

And then the big one, #SaveTheDay for TTV #152 and our look at “The Day Of The Doctor (50th Anniversary Special)”

Assuming we are have not won the lottery and are not at Chicago Tardis this year, FNW on 11/29 will be the just released “The Tenth Planet”

And an announcement to cheer up Keith over the impending loss of Matt Smith, TTV #153 will be our Cybermen Archive IV! Covering “The Tenth Planet”, and at long last, Big Finish #34 “Spare Parts”.

That takes us right up to December when we’ll begin our celebrations (or morning) of the Eleventh Doctor era.  Stay tuned, true believer!

Friday Night Who 5/10

Revenge of the Cybermen

 

Join us tonight as we celebrate in anticipation to tomorrow’s episode “Nightmare In Silver” as we watch “Revenge of the Cybermen” for Friday Night Who!

We press play on the Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane & Harry Sullivan adventure at Midnight CDT.

Follow @VortexKeith, @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun & @VortexGlenn for the live tweet along.

And as always keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #RevengeoftheCybermen

Classic Episode To Be Released on DVD

The epic struggle with the Cybermen begin in the Tenth Planet, but episode 4 has been missing since the mid-70’s.

But now doctorwho.tv is announcing the story is coming to DVD, not because episode 4 was found, but because they are animating it!

2c7h40je0az1000Episode 4 of this story is important for two reasons. Not only is it the first story with the Cybermen, but it’s the LAST story with William Hartnell as the Doctor.

Dan Hall said: “It’s a real thrill to be bringing such an iconic Doctor Who episode back to life. Without the events established in The Tenth Planet episode 4, there would be no Doctor Who as we know it!”

The release date is currently scheduled for late 2013.