Tag Archive: Fifth Doctor

Episode 211 – Kinda… Sorta…

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s podcast we present another Adversary Archive. this time we explore the Doctor Who villain, The Mara. Included are our reviews of the Fifth Doctor stories, Kinda and Snakedance. We give our impression on these two tales and explore what some consider some of the best Classic Doctor Who availible. Listen as we defend, perhaps for the first time, the character of Tegan Jovanka.

Also, a look at the news of the week, including more convention guests and updates.

Plus we tangent a little more than usual this week with discussion of some recent films we’ve seen.

And of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

io9 Article Eric mentioned in his feedback

Episode 210 – Peace Negotiations

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s podcast, we tackle two more Big Finish releases. This time with the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa.  We’ll give our impressions of the two audio stories, Creatures of Beauty and The Game.

Also, some more exciting convention news for our region with an announcement at Planet ComicCon in Kansas City in March and Time Eddy in Wichita this October.

Plus, the usual tangental discussions that you’ve come to expect from The Vortex Boys.

Oh, and of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 206 – The Quicker the Fix, the Faster It Breaks

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show we tackle two more Big Finish audios each featuring The Fifth Doctor, Peri and Erimem. First, we review the audio play, Nekromanteia. Then, we’ll we will share our opinions on the following adventure, The Axis of Insanity.

Also, we get a special treat from Traveling the Vortex correspondent, Time Lord Ben. He is fresh back from Chicago TARDIS with a full report of the three day event.

Plus, more convention news and announcements, as well as some of the rumblings in the Doctor Who world of news.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Friday Night Who 10/3

If rumor and speculation are true this week’s series 8 episode has scenes that were filmed in Lanzarote, so we thought it was only fitting we watch the other story filmed there “Planet of Fire”

Planet of Fire

Join @TravelVortex@VortexShaun@VortexKeith & @VortexGlenn as we press play at Midnight CDT.

And as always keep an eye out for the hastags #FridayNightWho & #PlanetofFire

This Schedule Takes Us Into Darkness

As this is posted it’s Easter Saturday! Also know as August 23rd, the triumphant day that the 12th Doctor in the form of Peter Capaldi makes his fully fledged debut. So you know in Episode 191 we will be discussing Deep Breath and our initial reaction to the newest incarnation.

But you already knew that if you’re a listener to the show. And by deductive logic you also know what the next 12 episodes of the podcast will be about. But what about Friday Night Who? The 3 of us (but mostly Shaun) have scoured the internet (without spoiling ourselves too much) to try our best to match up some previous stories with what’s happening in Series 8. Being as we don’t have official synopsis for all the episodes some may be way off base, but hey we tried. By now if you haven’t already skipped forward to see what’s coming up are wanting to see what we have planned. So without further ado…the Vortex schedule without our reasoning…and WITH episode titles if you find that sort of thing spoilers.

For Friday Night Who on August 29th  we will watch the Sixth Doctor story “Revelation of the Daleks” starring Colin Baker.

For Episode #192 of the podcast we will be discussing the second episode of series 8, “Into the Dalek”.

The first Friday Night Who in September brings us to the Fourth Doctor’s era in the middle of the Key to Time series, with “The Androids of Tara” starring Tom Baker.

The following podcast, episode #193 will have us discussing the 3rd episode of the season, “Robots of Sherwood”.

The 12th of September we will jump forward to the Ninth Doctor’s era with “The Unquiet Dead” staring Christopher Eccelston.

Episode #194 will see us reviewing episode 4….”Listen”.

Friday Night Who for September 19th brings us to a story where we first meet someone else from the Doctor’s home planet in “The Time Meddler” staring the First Doctor William Hartnell.

Episode 5, “Time Heist” of Series 8 brings us to Episode #195 of the podcast.

The last Friday Night Who in September  brings a clash of “new” Who and “classic” Who in the Tenth Doctor story “School Reunion” staring David Tennant and the much loved and missed Elisabeth Sladen on the 26th.

Episode #196 of the podcast will be dedicated to the 6th episode of series 8…”The Caretaker”. Hard to believe we’re now halfway through the season.

We start out October Friday Night Whos with “Planet of Fire” on the 3rd starring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor.

The second half of the season starts off with what looks like a bang in an episode titled “Kill the Moon” and we’ll discuss the moral implications of killing a non-sentient hunk of rock (or you know just review it) in episode #197 of the podcast.

The 10th of October brings us our first repeat Doctor for Friday Night Who so far this season with one of Glenn’s favorites “The Pyramids of Mars” starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor.

Episode #198 of the podcast has us reviewing episode 8 of the season “Mummy on the Orient Express”

Brittany will be happy that the Third Doctor get’s his go during Friday Night Who on October 17th in “Carnival of Monsters”

And we will discuss episode 9 “Flatline” on podcast #199…holy crap we’re about to hit a milestone!

Matt Smith makes his return to Friday Night Who since we started this season in “The Doctor, the Widow & the Wardrobe” on October 24th.

Let’s hope Episode 10, “In the Forest of the Night” is a good one, because that’s what we’re discussing in our 200th episode of the podcast!!! A Major epiversary!!! Thanks to everyone who’s listened and kept us going to 200 episodes. You all are wonderful people!

Our Halloween Friday Night Who won’t be as scary as it normally would be…but if you don’t own it, the cost could scare your wallet…we start the first 4 episodes of “the Invasion” starring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor.

This is it folks…the 2 part season finale! Episode #201 will have us discussing the first part…”Dark Water”.

We start November by finishing up “The Invasion” parts 5-8 on the 7th.

And we end the season on episode #202 discussing “Death in Heaven” and likely the season as a whole.

As for what’s ahead for the end of the year…well you know we have some catching up to do on the Puffin EBooks and whatever else Shaun has up his sleeve.

Episode 187 – All For One!

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show, we head back to France in the 1600’s for the Big Finish audio play The Church and the Crown. This one features The Fifth Doctor, Peri and Erimem. We share our impressions on this historical depiction of the King, the Cardinal and the famous Musketeers.

But first, the new lines of Doctor Who comics launched last week, and we have copies of The Tenth and Eleventh Doctors’ stories. We review the Titan relaunch to the series as well, featuring new companions for brand new adventures.

Plus, our reactions to some of the news items of the week.

And of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Nerd HQ

Episode 179 – Examining Tragedy

TTV Logo 1400In this week’s show we FINALLY take a look at a story that has always been held in high esteem by fans of Doctor Who. We evaluate the story The Caves of Adrozani, featuring the Fifth Doctor and Peri.

We’ll break it down and examine some of the finer points of the story.

Also, a look at the news of the week, including more guest announcements from LI Who, and the possibility of The Five(ish) Doctors coming to DVD sometime soon.

And, of course, your feedback – including Rachel’s visit to Pop Con over the weekend.

Enjoy!

Links to Rachel’s pictures and video from Pop Con https://www.youtube.com/user/stylesandsmarts
https://www.facebook.com/StylesAndSmarts

Episode 177 – Let Bigon Be Bigon

TTV Logo 1400In this week’s show we continue our look at soe Fifth Doctor materials. First is the 50th anniversary short story ebook, Tip of the Tongue. We present out thoughts an opinions on this story. Next we review the Fifth Doctor’s second television story, Four to Doomsday, featuring the TARDIS crew of Adric, Tegan, and Nyssa.

Also, more Series 8 news with another casting announcement.

Plus, another accolade for our favorite program, this time coming in the form of a BAFTA.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Humble Bundle, Doctor Who comics

The Off Broadway Theater

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)