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Episode 360 – Apologizing for the Present

“The future foretold, the past explained, the present apologised for.” 

In this week’s episode, we return to the classic TV series with a Fourth Doctor and Romana II adventure. We review The Creature from the Pit. Find out what we think of this often maligned story.

Also, we look at some news, including wardrobe talk, but perhaps, not the kind you are thinking.

Enjoy!

Friday Night Who 9/26

Since we just recently did one Doctor in school teaching for Friday Night Who, and it looks like the 12th Doctor is going to do something simillar we thought “School Reunion” was in order for Friday Night Who this week!

School Reunion

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

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

 

Happy Birthday John & Shaun!

Beware the Ides Of March!

Today Shaun becomes an “old Type-40” with his birthday!

March is also the birth month for John Leeson, who famously played the voice of K9.

 

For some reason, no one knows the actual day of his birth,  (I expect he does, but can’t find it posted anywhere) but the year was 1943, so he’s 70 today and I figured he could celebrate with me!  Happy birthday, John!

Friday Night Who 1/18/13

1097560It’s Friday, and you know what that means… Yep. The Vortex Boys are watching Doctor Who tonight at midnight CST.  Tonight’s story is Nightmare Of Eden with Tom Baker and Lalla Ward, (and K9. Don’t forget K9).

As always you can follow @travelvortex, @vortexshaun, @vortexglenn and @VortexKeith for the live conversation on twitter, and look for the #FridayNightWho and #NightmareOfEden hashtags.

Friday Night Who 12/7/12

This week we continue with our exploration of K9 in preparation for our upcoming Companion Archive with another Tom Baker story, “The Sun Makers”.

Join us on twitter, where you can follow @vortexshaun, @vortexglenn, @VortexKeith and of course, @travelvortex for all the live commentary, and look for the #FridayNightWho and #TheSunMakers hashtags.

We push play at midnight, and maybe if we all start asking nicely now, we can get @Lou_Jameson to join us?

Scheduling… Epiversary To Christmas

For those of you following along at home, here’s the vortex schedule updated all the way to Christmas…

Our Friday Night Who this week is first Doctor William Hartnell in “The Web Planet”.

Our show this week (#99) will include our reviews of The Web Planet and Big Finish audio adventure #5 “The Fearmonger”.

Thanksgiving weekend is a time to give thanks, a time to celebrate with family, and… Chicago Tardis!  While we unfortunately won’t be in attendence this year, we welcome reports from anyone who does go.  Our Black Friday edition of Friday Night Who (11/23) is tenth Doctor David Tennant in “Smith And Jones”.

And since we’ve already reviewed the episode, our 100th Epiversary will be dedicated to all sorts of other things!  It’s a massive feedback show, so if you have been thinking about writing us, nows the time!  We’d love to hear from all our listeners!  Other things on tap include CHICAGO TARDIS! CYBERMEN! DALEKS! DINOSAURS ON A SPACESHIP! SONIC SCREWDRIVER! TIME LORDS! BEST OF LISTS! BIG FINIGH! STORMAGEDDON, DARK LORD OF ALL! FLYING MONKEYS! (Okay, I can’t guarantee the monkeys will show, but still…) HUGE THINGS AFOOT!

FNW on 11/30 features fourth Doctor Tom Baker in one of my favorite stories, “The Invisible Enemy”.

Our show that week (TTV #101) is our reviews of season three of The Sarah Jane Adventures.  (Better start watching now…)

The first Friday Night Who of Dec (12/7) is another Tom Baker, “The Sunmakers”.

Traveling The Vortex #102 is the long delayed Companion Archive: K9! (Only been promising Keith this for… well, forever).  We’ll review both “The Invisible Enemy” and “The Sunmakers”.

Glenn leaves us for his Disney World vacation this week, so FNW on 12/14 is the two part “The Pandorica Opens” / “The Big Bang” starring eleventh Doctor Matt Smith.

Since Glenn will be gone, It will be just Keith and I for TTV #103, so here come some more Book Reviews!  Keith will be discussing Touched By An Angel (11th Doctor) by Jonathon Morris while I tackle Apollo 23 (11th Doctor) by Justin Richards.

12/21 our Friday Night Who is by request! Third Doctor Jon Pertwee in “The Time Monster”.

Next up a treat, Adversary Archive: The Master II for traveling the vortex show #104, as we review “The Time Monster” and Big Finish #21 “Dust Breeding”.

We’ll be celebrating Christmas just a smidge late, with Friday Night Who happening on 12/28 with tenth Doctor David Tennant in “The Christmas Invasion”.

And then our show that week will be covering the brand new (as of yet still unnamed) Matt Smith eleventh Doctor Christmas Special!

Which brings us all the way up to 2013.  I’d like to divulge whats coming next year, but the truth is, not even I know that yet! Stay tuned true believers!

Episode 80 – All Things Shada

We’ve been promising a review of Shada and the time has finally come. This week we look at, Shada – The Novel, Shada – The VHS reconstruction, Shada – The Big Finish audio and BBCi webisode, and Shada – The Flamethrower (The kids love this one.)

Also, a look at one really cool bit of news, the sonic screwdriver t.v. remote control. Yes, it’s as cool as it sounds.

Plus your feed back!

Enjoy!

Links mentioned in the show:
Spaceballs
Doctor Who – Dark Eyes – Box Set
Starburst Magazine article on Ian Levine’s Shada
Starburst Magazine article reviewing Ian Levine’s Shada

Happy Birthday Shaun and John!

Beware the Ides Of March!

Well that’s a fine birthday wish if ever I heard one.  Today marks Shaun’s 39th (gulp!) birthday.

March is also the birth month for John Leeson, who famously played the voice of K9.

For some reason, no one knows the actual day of his birth,  (though the year was 1943, so he’s 69 this month) so I figured he could celebrate with me!  Happy birthday, John!

May DVD Titles Announced

According to www.tvshowsondvd.com, just a week after announcing the April slate, BBC springs three May Doctor Who titles, all NEW to DVD.

May 8th will see the release of “Nightmare Of Eden” starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, also featuring Romana and K9, and two Sylvester McCoy seventh Doctor arcs, “Dragonfire” (which shows the departure of Mel and the arrival of Ace) and “The Happiness Patrol” with Ace.  No cover art yet, but what details there are can be found here.