It’s TopCon weekend and to celebrate Spencer Wilding we’re watching “The God Complex” for Friday Night Who this week!
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We take another break from Doctor Who this week to look at our 11th installment of our ongoing Beyond the Doctor series. This time it’s Matt Smith’s turn with a look at the film Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. We give our views on the film and the performance by the 11th Doctor actor.
Also, some Time Eddy II appearance shake-ups with the announcement of some drop outs and a very big drop in.
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!
(although with the Con the next morning, no promise any of us will join in)
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”
This week we make both Glenn & Keith happy during Friday Night Who by watching the 11th Doctor story with Daleks from season 5, “Victory of the Daleks”
Continuing to stretch to make our Friday Night Who episodes fit into Series 8…since the next episode deals with trees…we decided to watch a story with tree people! That’s right, “The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe” returns!
As this is posted it’s Easter Saturday! Also know as August 23rd, the triumphant day that the 12th Doctor in the form of Peter Capaldi makes his fully fledged debut. So you know in Episode 191 we will be discussing Deep Breath and our initial reaction to the newest incarnation.
But you already knew that if you’re a listener to the show. And by deductive logic you also know what the next 12 episodes of the podcast will be about. But what about Friday Night Who? The 3 of us (but mostly Shaun) have scoured the internet (without spoiling ourselves too much) to try our best to match up some previous stories with what’s happening in Series 8. Being as we don’t have official synopsis for all the episodes some may be way off base, but hey we tried. By now if you haven’t already skipped forward to see what’s coming up are wanting to see what we have planned. So without further ado…the Vortex schedule without our reasoning…and WITH episode titles if you find that sort of thing spoilers.
For Friday Night Who on August 29th we will watch the Sixth Doctor story “Revelation of the Daleks” starring Colin Baker.
For Episode #192 of the podcast we will be discussing the second episode of series 8, “Into the Dalek”.
The first Friday Night Who in September brings us to the Fourth Doctor’s era in the middle of the Key to Time series, with “The Androids of Tara” starring Tom Baker.
The following podcast, episode #193 will have us discussing the 3rd episode of the season, “Robots of Sherwood”.
The 12th of September we will jump forward to the Ninth Doctor’s era with “The Unquiet Dead” staring Christopher Eccelston.
Episode #194 will see us reviewing episode 4….”Listen”.
Friday Night Who for September 19th brings us to a story where we first meet someone else from the Doctor’s home planet in “The Time Meddler” staring the First Doctor William Hartnell.
Episode 5, “Time Heist” of Series 8 brings us to Episode #195 of the podcast.
The last Friday Night Who in September brings a clash of “new” Who and “classic” Who in the Tenth Doctor story “School Reunion” staring David Tennant and the much loved and missed Elisabeth Sladen on the 26th.
Episode #196 of the podcast will be dedicated to the 6th episode of series 8…”The Caretaker”. Hard to believe we’re now halfway through the season.
We start out October Friday Night Whos with “Planet of Fire” on the 3rd starring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor.
The second half of the season starts off with what looks like a bang in an episode titled “Kill the Moon” and we’ll discuss the moral implications of killing a non-sentient hunk of rock (or you know just review it) in episode #197 of the podcast.
The 10th of October brings us our first repeat Doctor for Friday Night Who so far this season with one of Glenn’s favorites “The Pyramids of Mars” starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor.
Episode #198 of the podcast has us reviewing episode 8 of the season “Mummy on the Orient Express”
Brittany will be happy that the Third Doctor get’s his go during Friday Night Who on October 17th in “Carnival of Monsters”
And we will discuss episode 9 “Flatline” on podcast #199…holy crap we’re about to hit a milestone!
Matt Smith makes his return to Friday Night Who since we started this season in “The Doctor, the Widow & the Wardrobe” on October 24th.
Let’s hope Episode 10, “In the Forest of the Night” is a good one, because that’s what we’re discussing in our 200th episode of the podcast!!! A Major epiversary!!! Thanks to everyone who’s listened and kept us going to 200 episodes. You all are wonderful people!
Our Halloween Friday Night Who won’t be as scary as it normally would be…but if you don’t own it, the cost could scare your wallet…we start the first 4 episodes of “the Invasion” starring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor.
This is it folks…the 2 part season finale! Episode #201 will have us discussing the first part…”Dark Water”.
We start November by finishing up “The Invasion” parts 5-8 on the 7th.
And we end the season on episode #202 discussing “Death in Heaven” and likely the season as a whole.
As for what’s ahead for the end of the year…well you know we have some catching up to do on the Puffin EBooks and whatever else Shaun has up his sleeve.
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!
Join us as we press play at Midnight CDT of the 50th Anniversary Special “The Day of the Doctor!”
In this week’s podcast we say so long to Matt Smith and the Eleventh Doctor. We give our impressions of this year’s Christmas special and swan song for Eleven, while we welcome a new era of Doctor Who with the introduction of Peter Capaldi.
Also, the long awaited promotion of Keith as with the regeneration of “his Doctor” we usher in a new era for the podcast as well.
Plus, a look at the recent news, including a guest announcement for this year’s Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles, CA.
And of course, your sometimes tearful feedback.
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We celebrate Christmas a little early this week with Friday Night Who in the 2011 Christmas special “The Doctor The Widow and the Wardobe”
Join us in our holiday festivities when we press play at Midnight CST!
As always follow @TravelVortex @VortexShaun @VortexKeith & @VortexGlenn on twitter for the fun and keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #TheDoctorTheWidowandtheWardrobe
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.
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!
Join @TravelVortex, @VortexKeith, @VortexShaun, & @VortexGlenn as we press play on “The Lodger” at Midnight CDT!
Keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho #TheLodger & #ClosingTime and watch your feed for the start time of “Closing Time” as we will take an approximately 5 minute break to prep the next episode.