Tag Archive: First Doctor
In this week’s podcast, we put our Doctor Who reviews to one side briefly for something a little bit different. In the first of a series of specials we are calling ‘Beyond the Doctor’ were looking at the William Hartnell acting vehicle, Carry On Sergeant. We’ll review the film and give our impressions on the actor’s take on a role that is different from the one we are very most familiar with in Doctor Who.
Also, we’ve added a little segment that we hope to continue from time to time. It’s our ‘Doctor Who: Legacy – Tip of the Week”. In this week’s installment, Glenn will have a tip for farming time fragments necessary for leveling up characters in the game.
Plus, the news of the week, including something of a scoop for us in news coming out of Planet ComicCon with the announcement of another Doctor Who guest.
And, of course, your feedback.
Since tomorrow’s episode of series 8 is called “Time Heist” we thought it would be fitting to pair it up with “The Time Meddler” for Friday Night Who.
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.
First, our views on the often maligned First Doctor story, The Space Museum. Find out where we land on the story.
Then, after much anticipation, we tackle the Big Finish audio, Doctor Who and the Pirates, featuring the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn Smythe. We’ll share our thoughts on this unique story.
Also, in news, some theater announcements for the Series 8 story Deep Breath, plus some guest announcements from two of the biggest U.S, Doctor Who conventions.
And, of course, your feedback.
In this week’s show, Keith is fresh back from visiting Matt and Karen at Wizard World’s St. Louis Comic Con. He will have a recap of all the weekend’s event, including Doctor Who encounters and meetings with some of the Serenity crew from Firefly.
Also, we tackle two Doctor Who programs. First is the First Doctor and Dodo meeting new companions Ben and Polly in The War Machines.
Then we revisit The Eighth Doctor, Charley and C’rizz in the Big Finish audio adventure, Time Works.
Plus, our reactions to some of the news of the week.
And, of course, your feedback.
We take a trip back to the First Doctor’s era with The War Machines for this week’s Friday Night Who!
We go all the way back to the First Doctor’s era with one we haven’t reviewed. But since “The Sensorites” is a long one, we’re splitting it up between 2 weeks.
We start December with a BANG watching the story with newly restored animation “The Tenth Planet”
Join @TravelVortex, @VortexKeith, @VortexGlenn & @VortexShaun as they tweet along to the introduction of the Cybermen starting at Midnight CST!
Keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #TheTenthPlanet
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.”
We’ve reached the end of our 50th Anniversary Celebrations for Friday Night Who and we are ending where it all started…An Unearthly Child!
Join @TravelVortex, @VortexKeith, @VortexGlenn & @VortexShaun as they tweet along to the first ever story starting at Midnight CST!
Keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #AnUnearthlyChild