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Friday Night Who for 5/20

It’s that time of year again, Planet Comicon is this weekend! And to celebrate for Friday Night Who this week we watch a story that features two of the guests…Asylum of the Daleks!


Join @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun, @VortexGlenn & @VortexKeith as we press play at Midnight CDT on Friday!

(although with the Con the next morning, no promise any of us will join in)

And as always keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #AsylumoftheDaleks


Episode 220 – The Two Amys


We are fresh back from all of the weekend excitement of Planet Comicon in Kansas City, Missouri.  Hear a recap of our experience at this wonderful convention on this week’s show.

Also, we had a chance to host a panel at the convention featuring Caitlin Blackwood, the actress who played young Amelia Pond on Doctor Who. And if you listen closely, you might recognize a surprise guest to the panel as well.

With us out of the loop this week, we have no news to report and react to, but be assured, we will be playing catch-up for next week.

And, of course…er.. well… there was no feedback either, so, never mind.


Friday Night Who 3/13

Since Karen Gillian &  Caitlin Blackwood will be in Kansas City this weekend for Planet Comicon we figured we should watch an Amy story.


So this week we’re watching “The Eleventh Hour”

Join @TravelVortex@VortexShaun@VortexKeith & @VortexGlenn (no promises that the 3 of us will be there) as we press play at Midnight CDT (yes it’s now Daylight time).

And as always keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #TheEleventhHour

Episode 92 – The Pond Goodbye

And do one more thing for me. There’s a little girl waiting in a garden. She’s going to wait a long while so she’s going to need a lot of hope. Go to her. Tell her a story. Tell her that if she’s patient, the days are coming that she’ll never forget. Tell her she’ll go to sea and fight pirates. She’ll fall in love with a man who’ll wait two thousand years to keep her safe. Tell her she’ll give hope to the greatest painter that’ll ever live. And save a whale in outer space. Tell her this is the story of Amelia Pond and this is how it ends.”

We bid farewell to the Ponds in this week’s show with a sad send off and a review of the mid season fanale, The Angels Take Manhattan. We take a quick look back at the season so far, and speculate on where it’s headed in the future.

Also, some news of the week including the upcoming book, ‘Angel’s Kiss’, which tells the story of Melody Malone, a lonely award for Doctor Who: The Gunpowder Plot adventure game, and the Doctor Who ultimate DVD set.

And as of course, your feedback.


Episode 91 – The Power of Three Podcasters

The first half of Series Seven is drawing to a close, but not before an in-depth look at the character of the Ponds. In this week’s episode, we take a look at the Eleventh Doctor story, “The Power of Three”.

But first a look back at another UNIT story, and the Brig’s last Doctor Who “proper”, Battlefield.

And some sad news in the Doctor Who world, the announcement by Janet Fielding that she has been diagnosed with cancer. Our reaction to the news.

And, of course, your feedback.


Links mentioned in this week’s show:
Tough Grit (TV show)
Vintage Stock
Fatboy Robert – Geek: Remixed
Not Entirely Incoherent (Alex’s blog)
cj’s notebook (Chrissy’s blog)

Episode 89 – Jurassic Ark

Week two of NEW WHO and we return with our review of Dinosaurs On a Spaceship. But first a look at the Classic Doctor Who story featuring those prehistoric beasts, Invasion of the Dinosaurs.

Also a look at the new of the week, including a certain show runner who has gone dark on his Twitter account. Plus some awards nominations out this week.

And of course, your feedback.


Kansas Book Festival
This Is Why I’m Broke

Episode 88 – Daleks In Disguise

It’s finally here! The return of Doctor Who to our televisions. But first, we get one more Dalek story out of the way. This week, our review of Day of the Daleks featuring The Third Doctor and Jo Grant.

Then, the episode we’ve all been waiting for. Our thoughts on Series Seven, Episode One, Asylum of the Daleks, with The Eleventh Doctor and the Ponds. Warning there are spoilers in this review, so if you haven’t watched the episode yet, beware.

Also, a look at this week’s news…wait what news? DOCTOR WHO IS BACK ON!

And of course, your feedback.


Links mentioned in this show:
Tough Grit
“Odd Duck” Phil’s Joker example
New theme courtesy of Doctor Octoroc on Youtube

“Pond Life” Mini Prequel Announced

The BBC has revealed five Doctor Who mini-adventures will be released online next week ahead of the new series.  Last season we got five “Night And The Doctor” minisodes that showed us life in the Tardis between the televised adventures.  This season they’ll act as a prequel to season seven.

According to CultBox.com:

Available on the official Doctor Who website and the BBC’s YouTube Channel, “Pond Life” is written by Chris Chibnall and will feature Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, plus “some unexpected surprises”.

Says Chibnall: “Pond Life provides us with a lovely opportunity to catch-up with Amy and Rory since we saw them at the end of the last series. It opens with the Ponds at home and gives us an insight in to just what happens when the Doctor drops in and out of their lives. Travelling with the Doctor is one of the greatest things you can do, but it’s fun to spend a few moments looking at the chaos he can also bring.”

The first episode of Pond Life will be available to watch at noon on Monday August 27th, with new instalments released each day until Friday, August  31st.

More details can be found here.

The Doctor and Amy pick up NTA awards

From http://www.atvtoday.co.uk

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan have won National Television Awards for their roles in Doctor Who.
The press may have claimed – not entirely accurately – that ratings for the sixth season of Doctor Who were in decline but it seems the fans were satisfied with and the performances of lead actors Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. The two have picked up awards at this year’s National Television Awards.

To read more click here!