Tag Archive: Dragonfire
In this week’s podcast we draw together the story arc in the Seventh Doctor’s era that has come to be known as “The Ace Trilogy”, comprised of Ghostlight, The Curse of Fenric, and Survival. That kicks off our discussion of our “Companion Archive’ featuring Dorothy Gale “Ace” McShane. We discuss the trilogy and the impact that Ace, played by actress Sophie Aldred, had on the series and the Doctor. We also study her relationship to the Doctor and how the character progressed from her first appearance in Dragonfire, all the way to her final television appearance in Survival (of course, she would appear once again in Dimensions in Time, but we try to forget that).
Also, our reaction to some of the news-of-the-week in Doctor Who.
And, of course, your feedback.
In this week’s show we present a triple dose of the Seventh Doctor and Ace. First a review of Ace’s first story in the TV series, Dragonfire. Then we give our thoughts on Audio GO and Big Finish’s 7th adventure in the Destiny of the Doctor series, Shackwave. And finally we check out the latest installment of IDW’s Prisoners of Time comic book run.
Also, a brief look at the big news stories of the week.
And, of course, your feedback.
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It’s August and at Traveling the Vortex that means one thing….time to celebrate the 7th Doctor!
We start out celebrations with Friday Night Who this week watching Dragonfire!
As promised, the long awaited update for what’s coming up on the Vortex for the next month or so.
Tonight (7/26) our Friday Night Who concludes the epic Trial Of A Time Lord with “The Ultimate Foe”.
Traveling The Vortex episode #135 includes our thoughts on “The Ultimate Foe”, our overall impressions of the “Trial Of A Time Lord” arc, and our retrospective 50th Anniversary Discussion on The 6th Doctor Era.
Next week for Friday Night Who we take a break and zip back to Matt Smith’s era with the Neil Gaimon penned “The Doctor’s Wife”.
Paul McGann’s eighth Doctor makes a return to the show in #136 as we finish the divergent universe story ark from Big Finish in stories #63 “Caerdroia”, and #64 “The Next Life”.
FNW on 8/9 kicks off our seventh Doctor celebrations with Sylvester McCoy in “Dragonfire”.
TTV #137 we’ll review “Dragonfire”, Big Finish and Audio Go’s “Destiny Of The Doctor 7: Shockwave” and IDW comic’s “Prisoners Of Time 7”.
8/16 brings us “The Sontaran Experiment” for Friday Night Who.
In show #138 we step away from Who to cover “The Sarah Jane Adventures, Season 4”.
FNW on 8/23 is the just released in North America “The Green Death” with third Doctor Jon Pertwee. We’ll watch episodes 1-3 of the story.
Traveling The Vortex #139 sees us reviewing the seventh Doctor Who Revisited, as well as our 50th Anniversary Discussion over the 7th Doctor Era
We’ll finish “The Green Death” (4-6) for Friday Night Who on 8/30.
And review “The Green Death” in depth in episode #140.
After that? Oh, 11 weeks of… well why spoil it? But I’ll give you a hint… there’s eleven of them…
According to www.tvshowsondvd.com, just a week after announcing the April slate, BBC springs three May Doctor Who titles, all NEW to DVD.
May 8th will see the release of “Nightmare Of Eden” starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, also featuring Romana and K9, and two Sylvester McCoy seventh Doctor arcs, “Dragonfire” (which shows the departure of Mel and the arrival of Ace) and “The Happiness Patrol” with Ace. No cover art yet, but what details there are can be found here.