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Happy Birthday Freema and Sarah!

images-1529043_10152462033865063_556076872_nToday marks the birthday for a pair of awesome women, first is Freema Agyeman, who played Martha Jones opposite David Tennant’s tenth Doctor in the third and fourth series, as well as several episodes of Torchwood.

Also celebrating today is our own Sarah Miles, Keith’s wife, who puts up with the Vortex Boys every week when they record!  We hope you’ll join us in thanking her for her saint like patience, (which can be done directly at @SarahWhoKnits on twitter) and wish both of them an amazing birthday!

Episode 59 – Fun & Spectacle

In this week’s episode we take a look back at the Russell T. Davies era and the triumphant return of Doctor Who to the television airwaves. His highest and lowest moments, the good and the bad of RTD’s time as show runner.

Also, a look at the week’s news stories, and of course your feedback. Oh, and be sure to pay extra special attention to a very momentous announcement about one of our hosts.


Links mentioned in the show:

Naka-Kon 2012
Cowboy Bebop
@blumespew – Twitter handle for Steve Blum
SFX Awards 2012
Gallifrey One’s Network 23
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time, Space, & Music

Oh, and we didn’t really mention her on this weeks show, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t give any credit Julie Gardner’s help in bringing Doctor Who back to T.V. and it’s success throughout the RTD era. Be sure to check out this tribute to Russell and Julie sung by none other than David Tennant, John Barrowman And Catherine Tate.
“The Ballad of Russell and Julie”

Animated Doctor Who Would Be Bow Tie

Recently on twitter and in a Doctor Who forum I am not naming I have seen it been mentioned that people would really think a Doctor Who Animated was bowtie.

I couldn’t agree more and would LOVE to see an animated Doctor Who series but only if it was done right.

There has already been hundreds of fan made animated videos already which are great to watch, you just need to check out youtube for these and even BBC had The Infinite Quest which was an animated Doctor Who episode which aired alongside the 2007 series of Doctor Who as part of the children’s television series Totally Doctor Who, this actually had the real voices of the 10th Doctor (David Tennant) and Martha (Freema Agyeman) but is not considered canon or part of that series.

Two years later in 2009 on the Doctor Who website and on the BBC interactive red button BBC aired another Doctor Who animation in the shape of a six part serial called Dreamland.

EVEN if we go all the way back to over two decades ago in 1980 an animation company called Nelvana was sanctioned to put together Concept art for a Doctor Who animated series that they could show but it was never produced.

There are different styles and types of animation that they could inevitably use for this and BBC would need to choose a style that didn’t alienate the adult fans as I know nearly EVERY adult now watches at least one cartoon with the likes Simpsons, Futurama, Family Guy which are of course adult aimed BUT I also watch cartoon now which are from Marvel and DC like Marvels Spiderman, Iron Man series and the brilliant Planet Hulk movie or all the excellent DC animation movies which there are about 10+ titles in the last 3 years including the newest out very soon Batman Year one which looks out of this world.

Everything I have said so far leads me to one conclusion and that is there is absolutely 100% a place for a Doctor Who Animated series and they way to go with this is to have manga/anime inspired art which DC and Marvel have clearly been doing while keeping the same type writers as the series.

The proof for me is a video that has been going around for a little while its a Doctor Who anime animation which I am sure most of you have probably seen which is so well made and I have yet to speak to someone who has seen it and didn’t like it.

I know a lot for people would worry and panic that if that came out then to cast save BBC might drop the main show which I can totally understand the fear about but I am talking about having these as animated movies along the line of Marvels ‘Planet Hulk’ or the DC movie that is coming ‘Batman – Year One’.

This for me would be just epic, every two or three years a full length Doctor Who animated movie written by guys like Neil Gaiman or even get special guests like some of my favourite comic book writers Mark Miller, Grant Morrison or Alan Moore, the potential is endless and I think its something the should move along with.

Imagine being able to bring back to life some of the old Doctors?

Or SEE your favourite audio books as animation?

Anyways, thanks for reading.