Tag Archive: Fifth Doctor

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.


Humble Bundle, Doctor Who comics

The Off Broadway Theater

Friday Night Who 2/17



@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)

Friday Night Who 11/29

The Five Doctors


Since we just got a multi-Doctor anniversary episode with “Day of the Doctor” and will be discussing the Big Finish anniversary “The Light At the End” we figured it would be appropriate to continue the trend with “The Five Doctors” for Friday Night Who!

Join @TravelVortex, @VortexKeith, @VortexGlenn & @VortexShaun as they tweet along to the Special Edition (The 1999 DVD release and Disc 2 in the 2008 25th Anniversary release) at Midnight CST!

Keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #TheFiveDoctors!

“A man is the sum of his memories. A Time Lord even more so.”

Episode 130 – To Sir Keith, With Love

ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s show we examine what might be one of the best stories of the Jon Pertwee era of Doctor Who, Inferno. We’ll give our impressions on this multi-part story.

Plus, a look back over Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor era, narrowing down which story speaks for his time as the Doctor and why.

Also, a look at this week’s biggest news stories, including the ongoing “missing episodes recovered” saga.

And of course, your feedback.


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To hear and follow along with RegenerEIGHT: The Great Movie Re-Watch! that took place on June 23, a replay of the stream can be found here.


Episode 129 – Abracadabra

ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s episode we continue our celebration of the Fifth Doctor with three reviews. First a look at the fifth installment of the IDW comic Prisoners of Time. Next, our opinions on the next part of the Big Finish / Audio GO production of Destiny of the Doctors: Smoke and Mirrors. Then we review the look at the Fifth Doctor era in the latest Doctor Who – The Doctor Revisited.

Also, some really neat news with the announcement from Daphne Ashbrook’s Official site, featuring a netwide watch-along of Doctor Who the Movie (details in the link below) and the rumors of more missing episodes found and soon to be seen on the release horizon.

And of course, your feedback.


RegenerEIGHT: The Great Movie Re-Watch

Episode 128 – Her Majesty, The Doctor

ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s show we look at the Fifth Doctor story, Planet of Fire, as we say goodbye to Turlough and hello to the stunning Peri. Then we continue the adventure with Five and Peri in the Big Finish audio story, Eye of the Scorpion.

Also, a little announcement from the Vortex Boys regarding the next Doctor and a look at other items in the news this week.

And of course, your feedback!


Doctor Who DVDs Going Out of Print

Scheduling is such a TRIAL… (GET IT?)

Giving all of you who follow along at home a jump on the next block of scheduling…

For Friday Night Who on 6/14 is the first four parts of the infamous “Inferno” with Jon Pertwee, (which releases in a special edition on the 11th…)

TTV #129 will include our reviews of IDW Prisoners Of Time 5, Doctor Who Revisited 5, and Big Finish Destiny Of The Doctor 5: Smoke And Mirrors.

We’ll finish Inferno for Friday Night Who on 6/21 with parts 5-7.

TTV #130 will feature our reviews of “Inferno” and our  50th Anniversary Discussion of The 5th Doctor Era.

William Hartnell returns to FNW 6/28 in “The Ark”.

“The Ark” and Big Finish #35 “…ish” are the subjects of TTV #131.

To celebrate the Sixth Doctor, our Friday Night Who in July is all Colin Baker all the time.  On 7/5 we start the massive and epic “Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet”.

TTV #132 is IDW Prisoners Of Time 6 and “The Mysterious Planet”.

FNW 7/12 continues Trial Of A Time Lord with “Mindwarp”.

Episode #133 will have our reviews of Big Finish Destiny Of The Doctor 6 and “Mindwarp”.

FNW 7/19 is “Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids”.

TTV #134 is Doctor Who Revisited 6 and “Terror Of The Vervoids”.

Friday Night Who 7/26 concludes the month with “Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe”.

A big show for #135 as we discuss “The Ultimate Foe”, Trial Of A Time Lord as an overall arc, and give our thoughts on the 50th Anniversary Discussion of The 6th Doctor Era.

We return to more recent waters at the beginning of August for Friday Night Who on 8/2 with “The Doctor’s Wife”.

And we return to the divergent universe in episode #136 with Paul McGann’s eighth Doctor in the divergent universe with the Big Finish stories #63 “Caerdroia” and #64 “The Next Life”.

August is our celebration of the seventh Doctor, with some fun things on that horizon.  See you in the vortex!

In space no one can hear you schedule

Sorry for the delay in getting the update out to you, faithful listener, but between New Series Who, 50th Anniversary plans, AND Planet Comicon our new scheduling robot the WHO-9000 has been thrown for quite the loop.  I think we’ve got him reprogramed now, so here’s some upcoming goodies.  (Remember, to make things easy on you with so much going on, the majority of Friday Night Who that is coming up are episodes we’ve already reviewed/watched.)

Our show recording tonight is #120, and we kick off our celebration of the third Doctor era by covering the IDW comic “Prisoners Of Time 3”, as well as have our reviews of BOTH “The Rings Of Akhaten”, and “The Cold War”.

Friday Night Who on 4/19 celebrates third Doctor Jon Pertwee in “The Time Warrior”.

Traveling The Vortex episode #121 finds us discussing the third Doctor Who Revisited special, Big Finish’s “Destiny Of The Doctor: Vengeance Of The Stones”, and new episode “Hide”.

On 4/26 we journey back to the first Doctor William Hartnell and the first TARDIS bound episode, “The Edge Of Destruction” for FNW.

We can’t wait for this week, as TTV #122 includes our  50th Anniversary Discussion of the  3rd Doctor Era, and our reviews of  “Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS”.

A special treat for @WhovianMich’s birthday on Friday Night Who of 5/3, we’ll be watching her favorite fifth Doctor Peter Davison episode “Enlightenment”.

May starts our celebration of the fourth Doctor, starting with IDW’s Prisoners Of Time 4, and our thoughts on new series’ “The Crimson Horror”.

Some new material hits Friday Night Who on 5/10, with Tom Baker in “Revenge Of The Cybermen”

And then TTV #124 is our Cyberman Archive III with “Revenge Of The Cybermen” and Neil Gaimen’s “Nightmare in Silver” (formerly “The Last Cyberman”).

That should bring us right up to the finale of season 7, and as always, Grand Moff Steven is being tight lipped about it so we’ll wait to schedule that when we know just a bit more than we do now.  Check out our facebook page for the third Doctor poll, and vote on what YOU think is the most iconic episode of his era (that we’ve reviewed).

Now, WHO-9000, can you open the pod bay doors please?

Episode 115 – Karma Kamelion

NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In this week’s episode, we flashback to the Fifth Doctor’s era with two stories. First, he’s joined by Tegan and Turlough for an adventure to 13th century England for The King’s Demons. Then we travel even further back, this time with Nyssa as we land on Traken for the Big Finish audio story, Primeval.

Also, a look at the second installment in The Doctor’s Revisited series airing this year on BBC America, this time with a focus on the Second Doctor’s era.

Plus, an update (sort of) on Gallifrey One registration, and other topics of interest in the news.

And, of course, your feedback!


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Schedules, Schedules, Get Your Schedules Here!

We’ve tweaked the upcoming schedule a bit to line up better with our 50th Anniversary plans, so for those of you following along at home, here’s an update for the next month or so…

The first week of March (3/1) we’ll finish “The Reign Of Terror” (parts 4-6) on Friday Night Who.

Traveling The Vortex #114 is our First Doctor retrospective.  We’ll discuss “The Reign Of Terror”, give our thoughts on the values of these and other animated episodes, as well as cover the first Doctor era (that we’ve reviewed to date).

Friday Night Who on 3/8 is “The King’s Demons” with fifth Doctor Peter Davison.

TTV #115 covers our reviews of “The King’s Demons” and Big Finish #26 “Primeval”.

Come celebrate my birthday on 3/15 with Tom Baker in “The Ark In Space”.

Traveling The Vortex #116 will have our reviews of “The Ark In Space” and our first foray into the Big Finish 4th Doctor Adventures; #1 “Destination: Nerva”.

On 3/22 our Friday Night Who will be the 2nd Doctor Patrick Troughton in “The Mind Robber”.

And episode #117 will be our Second Doctor retrospective, and have our reviews of the “The Mind Robber” as well as IDW’s comic “Prisoners Of Time” issue 2, and Big Finish’s Shadow of Death (Destiny Of The Doctor 2).

That rams us right up against the new series starting.

(SPOILERS AHEAD) I’m still fleshing things out from that point on, but if the scuttlebutt is to be believed, the first episode of the return of series seven deals with ghosts.  I’d love to pair up the seventh Doctor adventure “Ghost Light” with that one, but we’ll wait and see if things get a bit more nailed down in the coming weeks.

Episode 106 – Devils and Wolves

NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In this week’s show we join the Fifth Doctor on two adventures. First is the televised story, The Awakening, featuring companions Tegan and Turlough. Next is the Big Finish audio, Loups-Garoux this time with just Turlough and the Doctor.

Also, some news about 11 e-short stories being published on-line to accompany the 50th anniversary year and featuring every Doctor. This month’s announced author can be found on the Doctor Who Facebook page.

And, of course you feedback, preceded by a “new and improved” feedback jingle hot off the presses from Shaun. You might be familiar with the tune.


Links to some of the exciting stuff by Dr. Phil and The Well-Tempered Schism.

You can hear them on SoundCloud – https://soundcloud.com/welltemperedschism
You can see a couple live videos at their YouTube page, on Facebook, on Twitter & their website at http://www.welltemperedschism.com/

Episode 93 – There’s A Sonic App For That

In this week’s episode we review the Fifth Doctor classic story, The Visitation. This is the story that said goodbye to the sonic screwdriver for more than 10 years until its return in Doctor Who: The Movie. Which brings us to the second part of this week’s show. A look at the age old debate over the sonic screwdriver and its usage in the series, especially that of the new series.

Also, “Doctor Who is still not on” as Shaun would say in this weeks news.

And of course, your feedback.


Links mentioned on the show:

Sonic Screwdriver (The reason it’s been banned from action film)
Ratchet & Clank

Episode 84 – Now Boarding Concorde, Golf Alpha Charlie

In this week’s show a double dose of Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor. First we review the Season 19 finale, Time-Flight with companions Nyssa and Tegan. Next, our thoughts on The Big Finish audio play, WInter for the Adept.

Also, a surprise casting announcement, a look at the Entertainment Weekly magazine Doctor Who article featuring Matt Smith on the cover, and more than you could possibly care about, about the new Series 7 trailer released this week.

And of course, your feedback.