For Keith’s birthday we are watching an episode that features two of his favorite things, Cybermen and the 11th Doctor in Nightmare in Silver this week for Friday Night Who!
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On the tail end of Christmas itself we travel back to the very first story our podcast reviewed….A Christmas Carol for Friday Night Who!
Since Shaun is off at Gally…we thought this would be a great time (like we need an excuse) to watch the 50th Anniversary Special “The Day of the Doctor!”
Titan Comics have released two “pre-order” trailers for the new line of comic books. Below you can watch a trailer for the Doctor of you choice…10 or 11…or both! The first issue for both go on sale July 23rd!
Here’s a description for the 10th Doctor comics:
Gabriella Gonzalez is stuck in a dead-end job in her family’s New York Laundromat, dreaming of college and bigger, better and brighter things. So when a strange man with an even stranger big blue box barges into her life on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations — talking about an infestation of psychic aliens — she seizes her chance for adventure with both hands!
And Here’s a description for the 11th Doctor comics:
Alice Obiefune has just lost her mother when the Doctor explodes into her life. But what does this grieving young woman have to do with the career of a 70s musician, an amnesiac alien, and a terrifying cosmic threat? In the wake of the second Big Bang, find out what the Doctor gets up to when Amy and Rory aren’t around!
Titan Comics Doctor Who ranges are available globally as digital downloads, and in the US, Canada and Australia as physical copies.
Also, we complete our review of the Audio Go / Big Finish series Destiny of the Doctor, this time with The Time Machine. We’ll give our impressions of this story, as well as an overall view of the series as a whole.
Plus, the moment is near. No, not that moment, the episode in which we say good by to Matt Smith as the Doctor. But first, we take a look back over the era and make our picks for the most definitive story to define the 11th Doctor.
And, a look at the news of the week including some convention announcements.
And of course, your feedback.
Stand by for an announcement….of an announcement!
Seriously though….the BBC has announced that the actor to play the 12th Doctor will be announced on a Live TV Special, entitled Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor that will air at 7:00 PM (in the UK) on Sunday and 2 pm ET LIVE on BBC AMERICA.
Widely regarded as one of the most hotly contested roles in British television, the show’s host Zoe Ball will unveil the 12th Doctor in the first ever interview in front of a live studio audience set against the backdrop of a swirling vortex, amongst Daleks and the TARDIS.
Current Doctor Matt Smith and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat will both give interviews about one of the biggest roles in TV and set out just what it takes to be the Doctor.
They even made at trailer for the show. You can find out more about the special here.
Plus a look back at the third Doctor era in which we try to do a better retrospective than the BBC America sepcial, The Doctor Revisited: The Third Doctor. Trust us, it wasn’t very hard to do.
Also, a look at the non-news (really, there wasn’t any this week).
And, of course, your feedback.
In this week’s episode we zero in on one thing this week, and that is the return of Doctor Who to our television sets. This week a look at The Bells of Saint John. Our review of the episode as well as some of the surprises that were in store for us this week.
Also, a look at some big news regarding the 50th anniversary special.
And of course, your feedback!
Tonight’s Friday Night Who is all about gearing us up for this weekend’s return of NEW WHO (or series 7b as it’s coming to be called) to our screens, and what better way to do that than with a taste of Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor himself? We’ll push play on the two part “The Impossible Astronaut” / “Day Of The Moon” at midnight, CST.
Follow @vortexglenn, @vortexshaun, @VortexKeith and @travelvortex for all the updates on twitter, and look for #FridayNightWho, #TheImpossibleAstronaut and #DayOfTheMoon hashtags. See you then!
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.
* Spoilers below if you dont want to see episode titles from the new series!
Home work assignments for those of you following along, the next several weeks will find us deeply entrenched in Tom Baker and Matt Smith, as the continuation of Series Six starts this week with six new episodes, and our Friday Night Who’s will be the six segments of the Key To Time. The show’s review schedule shakes down like this:
On 8/26 Friday Night Who kicks off with the first story of The Key To Time with “The Ribos Operation”.
Traveling The Vortex #35 will see us reviewing “The Ribos Operation” and S6x08, “Let’s Kill Hitler”.
Friday Night Who 9/2 is “The Pirate Planet”
Episode #36 covers “The Pirate Planet” and “Night Terrors” (S6x09).
Then on 9/9, one of my favorite episodes, “The Stones Of Blood”.
TTV #37 will be our reviews of “The Stones Of Blood” and S6x10, “The Girl Who Waited”
The week of 9/16 Friday Night Who is “The Androids Of Tara”
And then we’ll review “The Androids Of Tara” and the Star Trek sounding “The God Complex” (S6x11) on episdode #38.
FNW 9/23 – is the penultimate (see Keith, I DO listen to you!) Key To Time story, “The Power Of Kroll”
Episode #39 of the podcast is “The Power Of Kroll” and “Closing Time” (S6x12)
And finally we wrap up the Key To Time saga on 9/30 Friday Night Who with “The Armageddon Factor”
Traveling The Vortex episode #40 (40?!? Seriously?!? WOW!) will be our reviews of “The Armageddon Factor” and the final episode of series six, “The Wedding Of River Song” (S6x13)
And then a special treat. It occures to us that our novice Keith will have watched the LAST episode of Doctor Who ever made (or at least the most current), we should go back and bookend it with the FIRST episode of Doctor Who ever made. So, for Friday Night Who on 10/7, we’ll be watching “An Unearthly Child” with William Hartnell.
Our review for that week (episode #41) will cover The Begningings DVD box set, with “An Unearthly Child” and “Edge Of Destruction” (although I imagine we’ll gloss over or ignore “The Daleks” since we’ve already reviewed that monster story!)
And speaking of Monsters, while I have a tenetive plan mapped out for where we go after this, does anybody want to do some Halloween themed Friday Night Whos at that time? Sound off!