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Episode 260 – From Here to Inferno

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s episode we revisit the world of Col. Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. this time with a review of three short stories in Candy Jar Books‘ Lethbridge-Stewart line of novels. These are special stories that take place concurrent or in between the established events of the books, The Forgotten Son and The Schizoid Earth.

First, we review Ambush (found in the collection, The Top Secret Files. Then we look at the short story, Legacies which explores an “else world” version of events we already know. And finally we give our impressions of One Cold Step.

Then, our long awaited SPOILER FILLED review of The Schizoid Earth. we revisit the novel, and give a more fleshed out opinion of the book by author David McIntee.

But, before all of that, we do get into some SPOILER FREE discussion about the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens.

Plus, a little Doctor Who: Legacy news from the folks over at Tiny Rebel Games, including some Christmas goodies we can expect over the course of the week.

And, of course, your feedback.


The Schedule Awakens

Playing hunches abounds in our Friday Night Who choices to finish out this season, so without further ado, here’s what we have on tap for those of you that like to follow along at home…

Friday Night Who on 11/27 is the 5th Doctor Peter Davidson starring “Arc Of Infinity.”

Our show for episode #257 will have our thoughts and reviews of “Heaven Sent.”

FNW on 12/4 is David Tennant’s 10th Doctor in “End Of Time” and “End Of Time, Part 2”.

TTV #258 sees us finish out series 9 with “Hell Bent.”

Friday Night Who goes back to old school on 12/11 with the 2nd Doctor Patrick Troughton in “The War Games”,  Parts 1-5.

And just in time to finish up your christmas shopping, our third Fun & Games episode will take a look at Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit, and Lego Dimensions: The Dalek Extermination Of Earth in TTV #259.

FNW 12/18 finishes “The War Games” with Parts 6-10.

More book reviews in TTV #260, including the Lethbridge-Stewart short stories: Ambush, Legacies, and One Cold Step, and our “Spoiler filled” Book Review of Lethbridge-Stewart: The Schizoid Earth by David McIntee.

Returning to where it all started all those years ago, Friday Night Who on 12/25 is Matt Smith’s 11th Doctor in “A Christmas Carol.”

And our last episode of the year will have our thoughts on the (as of this writing) still unnamed 2015 Christmas Special in TTV #261.

Next year, we’ll start back up with our series of looking Beyond The Doctor, more Big Finish Audio adventures, more Comic and Book Reviews, and we’ll start looking into the lost episodes through reckons. And of course we still have many episodes left to review. Thanks again to all our loyal regulars for sticking with us, and thanks to all our non-regulars who stop in from time to time to check in with us. And if you’ve just discovered our cast, thank you as well!

Episode 248 – Grab Your Pointy Sticks

ttv_logo_newLots on our plate this this week, with three reviews.

First, we review the newly released novel, Lethbridge-Stewart: The Schizoid Earth, written by David A McIntee and released by Candy Jar Books. We deliver a non-spoiler review of this story, the second in the Lethbridge-Stewart line of books.

Next, Titan Comics has released the highly anticipate finale to The Four Doctors comic event. We’ll give our opinions on the last issue in this story arch.

And, finally the equally eagerly awaited second part to a two-part adventure for the Doctor, Clara and Missy, The Witch’s Familiar. Find out what we thought of this epic start to Series 9.

Plus, we’ll have some reaction to the news of the week.

And, of course, your feedback.


The Magician’s Schedule

Okay, a few bumps in the road later, here is the official Traveling The Vortex schedule for Series 9 (well, most of it)

I played a hunch and it paid off, with the return of Davros in the first episode of the series, it seems only fitting to revisit his last appearance in Doctor Who, so Friday Night Who on 9/25 is the David Tennant two-parter,  “Stolen Earth” / “Journey’s End”.

Our show this week is a full one! TTV #248 will have new from our appearance at Slash And Bash, reviews of the (finally released) Titan Comics: The Four Doctors #5, thanks to Candy Jar Books we’ll bring you a spoiler free review of just released Lethbridge Stewart: The Schizoid Earth by David A. McIntee, and then a very spoiler filled review of Series 9, episode 2 “The Witch’s Familiar”.

The next weekend finds us celebrating in Wichita for Time Eddy, and since both Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling will be on hand, what better Friday Night Who could there be on 10/2 than “Tomb Of The Cybermen”?

TTV #249 will be all about Time Eddy, and our discussing of this week’s new story, “Under The Lake”.

FNW 10/9 is “Warriors Of The Deep” with Peter Davison. (Which probably would have fit better with last week’s story, but we wanted a refresher on some of Deborah’s material.)

TTV #250 Wait… an epiversary?!? In the middle of Series 9?!? ARGH! Well, in addition to our discussion of “Before The Flood” we’ll find some other fun things to discuss too.

Like New Who? Good. Cause David Tennant returns to FNW on 10/16 in “The Fires Of Pompeii”…

…because the new series synopsis hints that in “The Girl Who Died” the Doctor will remember where he’s seen his face. We’ll discuss in TTV #251.

Friday Night Who on 10/23 is Tom Baker in “The Face Of Evil”.

Which hopefully pairs up well with our topic for TTV #252, “The Woman Who Lived”.

FNW 10/30 – “Day Of The Doctor” (yes, again!) should nicely set up

TTV #253 – “The Zygon Invasion”.

And what’s a Zygon invasion without their first appearance? Join us on 11/6 for “Terror Of The Zygons” for Friday Night Who just before

TTV #254 – “The Zygon Inversion”.

Here’s where it gets tricky. FNW 11/13 is “Love & Monsters” to tie in to the unique filming nature of a Doctor light episode…

Which should compliment our topic in Traveling The Vortex episode #255, “Sleep No More”.

FNW 11/20 is another new series affair, last season’s “Flatline”.

Because Rigsy makes a return appearance in “Face The Raven”, the topic of TTV #256.

Beyond that? Well, I’m still hedging my bets on the finale. I have a few ideas, but I’d hate to spoil anyone. We’ll keep you posted!