Tag Archive: Dalek
Also, a look at some news of the week, including an Emmy award for another project by Doctor Who show runner, Steven Moffat.
Oh, and listen closely for some clues to the title of this week’s podcast.
And, of course, your feedback.
In this week’s show we finally take a listen to the Big Finish audio play Jubilee, featuring the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn Smythe. We’ll look at the comparisons between this story and the Ninth Doctor and Rose televised story, Dalek. Find out how much we find in common between the two stories.
Also, some more convention guest announcements.
Plus, our reactions to the newly released Series 8 teaser.
And, of course, your feedback.
Here’s a schedule update to carry us forward into June:
Friday Night Who on 4/25 is the recently discovered (and just released on DVD in North America) Patrick Troughton story “The Web Of Fear” Parts 1-3.
Show #174 finishes our review of “Torchwood: Miracle Day” (episodes 6-10), as well as an overview of the entire season, and the web comic “Web Of Lies”.
FNW on 5/2 we complete “The Web Of Fear” Parts 4-6.
To celebrate our epivesrary in episode #175, we present an Adversary Archive on The Great Intelligence. At least the first part. We’ll be covering it’s appearances in “The Snowmen”, “The Abominable Snowmen* “, and have our review of “The Web Of Fear”.
* NOTE – “The Abominable Snowmen” is not available other than as recon or book format, as it has unfortunately not been recovered. You may have some difficulty finding it to join in our review.
FNW 5/9 is a taste of Matt Smith in “The Bells Of St. John”.
We continue our Adversary Archive on The Great Intelligence with Part 2 in Traveling The Vortex #176. We’ll be covering the villains appearances in “Downtime* “, “The Bells Of St. John”, and “The Name Of The Doctor”.
* NOTE – “Downtime” is a fan produced spin off film that had a VHS release, and was also part of the Virgin New Adventures line of books. As such, you may have some difficulty finding it to join in our review.
May is the fifth Doctor’s month, so for Friday Night Who on 5/16 we’ll watching “Four To Doomsday”.
TTV #177 has our reviews of “Four To Doomsday” and E Book 5 “Tip Of The Tongue”.
Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston comes back to Friday Night Who on 5/23 in “Dalek”.
Which sets up episode #178 – The Adaptation Argument. We’ll be comparing and contrasting the supposed connections between Big Finish #40 “Jubilee” vs “Dalek”.
More fifth Doctor on 5/30 for FNW as we (finally! Chrissy shouts) watch “Caves Of Androzani”.
Our entire show for #179 is dedicated to the masterpiece that is “Caves Of Androzani”, and weather or not its worthy of that status.
And as we wind into June, 6/6 brings us the next story, Colin Baker’s debut in “The Twin Dilemma”.
June is the sixth Doctor’s month, so Traveling The Vortex #180 is all about him. We’ll review “The Twin Dilemma” and E Book 6 “Something Borrowed”.
After that? Not a clue yet. But we’ll keep you posted.
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
Today marks what would have been the late Peter Pratt’s 89th birthday. Pratt was the second actor to play the Master, following Roger Delgado. He was buried under a lot of make up and ping-pong ball eyes in 1975’s “The Deadly Assassin”.
Also celebrating today is Bruno Langley who played short-term companion Adam Mitchell in “Dalek” and “The Long Game”. He turns 29 today.
Rounding out the birthday list is Rassilon himself (from End of Time) Timothy Dalton! How fitting that with all our James Bond tangenting of late about the secret agent. One of the 007s himself turns 68. Happy birthday to him!
Tonight we join the 9th Doctor Christopher Eccleston in Series One’s “Dalek” for Friday Night Who. As always, join us on twitter for the live tweet-a-long. Just follow @vortexglenn, @vortexshaun, @VortexKeith and @travelvortex, and look for the #FridayNightWho and #Dalek hashtags. We push play at midnight, CST.
Just to update everyone on the upcoming Traveling The Vortex topics so that you can continue to follow along…
This weeks Friday Night Who is the end of the specials, the end of New Who for Kieth, and “The End Of Time, Part 1 and 2” which we’ll discuss on this week’s episode #57.
Friday Night Who on 2/3 is our first FNW with Christopher Eccleston, as we watch Series One’s “Dalek” in preparation for episode #58, a look at the Time War.
Then, on 2/8 we’ll jump to the Peter Davison era by starting the Black Guardian Trilogy. This week is “Mawdryn Undead”.
Our discussion for episode #59 will be a retrospective look back over Russell T. Davies tenure on the show, and we’ll cover series 1-4 plus the specials.
Friday Night Who on 2/17 falls right in the middle of Gallifrey One’s Network 23 convention, but that won’t stop us from watching “Terminus”.
Episode #60 will be a full report of Shaun’s experiences at Gally, (But look for some Side Trips as Shaun reports live from Gally all that week!)
On 2/24, we’ll complete the Black Guardian Trilogy on Friday Night Who with “Enlightenment”.
And episode #61 will be our complete recap of the Black Guardian Trilogy, as we talk about all three episodes.
And the future? Well, always in motion is the future. (But I can let slip that it involves the return of the Cybermen, a companion archive, and more Big Finish audios.)