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Episode 315 – Remembering Sir John Hurt

In this week’s episode we pay tribute to the man that played the War Doctor, Sir John Hurt. We take a look back at his time in that role as well as the may characters he portrayed and voiced over the course of his long career.

And, of course, your feedback.

Contains excerpts from “John Hurt Tribute: Great Men Are Forged In Fire” by TardisElliot Productions and “Doctor Who: Sir John Hurt – The War Doctor” by Babelcolour.

UPDATED: Friday Night Who For 1/27 Will Honor John Hurt

As we are receiving the sad news that Sir John Hurt has passed away, we are rearranging our Friday Night Who schedule to honor the actor we fondly remember as the War Doctor.

So, tonight, instead of our regularly planned episodes, we will be viewing the 50th Anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor.

We’d be honored to have as many people share the memory of John with us. You can follow @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun, @VortexGlenn & @VortexKeith.

We press play at Midnight CST tonight.

We ask that you use the hashtags #FridayNightWho and #TheDayOfTheDoctor

Episode 273 – I Only See Four Lights

ttv_logo_newBig Brother is watching you!

In this week’s show we step away briefly from the Doctor Who Universe to delve into another in our Beyond the Doctor series. This time starring War Doctor actor John Hurt in the adaptation of the George Orwell classic, Nineteen Eighty-Four.  We review the post-apocalyptic film as well as give our impressions on Hurt in the roll of Winston Smith. Also, we get a bit sidetracked late in the recording, but we promise it circles back around to Doctor Who in the end, so bear with us.

Plus.. wait… no news this week? Surely we can find something. No? Okay, moving along, then.

And of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Happy St. Scheduling Day!

You all know the patron saint of scheduling, right? Well she just came down from the calendar tower and bestowed the next few weeks upon us mere mortals. And because we like you. I mean, we really, really like you, we’re sharing with you…

Friday Night Who on 2/19 is a return to NuWho with “The Girl Who Died”

Traveling The Vortex episode #269 will have our experiences at the local Empower Comic Con, and our first TTV Book Club Review of the year with Doctor Who: The Legends of Ashildr (Doctor Who E-Books) by Justin Richards, James Goss, David Llewellyn, and Jenny Colgan.

FNW 2/26 is “The Girl In The Fireplace”.

TTV #270 is our review of the Lethbridge-Stewart short The Dogs Of War, our “Spoiler filled” Book Review: Lethbridge-Stewart: Mutually Assured Domination by Nick Walters, and a catch up of Titan Comics catch-up: 10th Doctor #11-15.

We’ll be watching the fifth Doctor Peter Davidson story “Frontios” on 3/4 for Friday Night Who.

and TTV #271 will have our review and discussion of “Frontios”.

FNW 3/11 is “The Hand Of Fear”.

Which should set us up nicely in TTV #272 for the TTV Book Club Review The Drosten’s Curse by A.L. Kennedy.

Friday Night Who on 3/18 once again, is “Day Of The Doctor”.

Which set us up nicely for TTV #273, our Beyond The Doctor: John Hurt. We’ll be watching 1984.

FNW 3/25 is “Terror Of The Vervoids”.

TTV #274 is Big Finish #68 Catch-1782, and more Titan Comics 12th Doctor #11-15.

Beyond that? More Beyond the Doctors, more book reviews, more Big Finish, and more being awesome. What more could you want?

Saturday Night Who 6/28

This week we won’t be doing a Friday Night Who, since we will be at British Fest (come see us if you’re in the area). Instead we are moving Friday Night Who to Saturday Night!

Doctor WhoJoin us as we press play at Midnight CDT of the 50th Anniversary Special “The Day of the Doctor!”

Follow @TravelVortex@VortexShaun@VortexKeith & @VortexGlenn for all the fun and keep an eye out for the hashtags #SaturdayNightWho & #TheDayoftheDoctor

50th Anniversary Details!

We may not have a trailer for the 50th Anniversary special yet…but now we know the name and length of it along with other celebrations.

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You know things are serious when David Tennant’s hair is flat. (Seriously…what’s up with that?)

The BBC says special will be called The Day of the Doctor and will run 75 minutes.

With special programmes planned across the BBC, the celebrations will peak on 23 November with the anniversary episode, revealed as The Day Of The Doctor. Starring Matt Smith, David Tennant and Jenna Coleman with Billie Piper and John Hurt, the special for BBC One has been confirmed as feature-length, with 75 minutes of adventure.

There will also be other specials including several BBC Two broadcasts including An Adventure In Space and Time.

BBC Two will broadcast a number of new commissions, focusing on telling the story behind the show. For one night only, Professor Brian Cox will take an audience of celebrity guests and members of the public on a journey into the wonderful universe of the Doctor, from the lecture hall of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (1×60 minutess). Drawing on the latest theories, as well as 200 years of scientific discoveries and the genius of Einstein, Brian tries to answer the classic questions raised by the Doctor: Can you really travel in time? Does extra-terrestrial life exist in our galaxy? And how do you build something as fantastical as the TARDIS?

In an hour-long special, BBC Two’s flagship arts programme The Culture Show presents Me, You And Doctor Who (1×60 minutes), with lifelong fan Matthew Sweet exploring the cultural significance of the BBC’s longest running TV drama, arguing that it’s one of the most important cultural artefacts of modern Britain. Put simply, Doctor Who matters. He’ll examine how the show has become a cultural force in its own right and tell the stories of some of the unsung cultural heroes, who pioneered its innovative music, design and storytelling.

BBC Two wraps up its coverage with the previously announced An Adventure In Space and Time (1×90 minutes), which will tell the story of the genesis of Doctor Who and the many personalities involved. Written by Mark Gatiss, the drama stars David Bradley (the Harry Potter films); Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity), Jessica Raine (Call The Midwife) and Sacha Dhawan (History Boys, Last Tango In Halifax).

You can check out the BBC’s full press release by clicking here.  There is no word what other celebrations will be on BBC American or other channels or when the 90 Minute An Adventure In Space and Time will air in the U.S. Sound off on what you think of the name and poster they released!