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Episode 73 – The Rogues & Renegades of Rassilon

Late again this week, but it’s finally here. In this week’s episode of Traveling the Vortex, we look back over the last few weeks of stories reviewed and focus on the rogues and renegades of Doctor Who. We focus our attention on The Meddling Monk, The War Chief, Omega, The Master, and The Rani. Also how The Doctor, and perhaps even Rassilon fit this title.

Also, our take on the news of the week, and of course your feedback.

Enjoy!

As we laughed about for quite a while in this week’s episode….a Chimp surprises twins at a zoo

Rogues And Renegades Continues

Greetings from the protectors and defenders of the vortex, with another homework update for those of you following along at home…

Friday Night Who this week on 5/4 is “The Mark Of The Rani” featuring the sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, and Peri.

Show number 71 is a comprehensive review of The Sarah Jane Adventures, Series 2.

5/11 sees Sylvester McCoy’s seventh Doctor return to Friday Night Who in his first story, “Time And The Rani”.

Our show that week (#72) is an Adversary Archive on The Rani, as we cover “The Mark Of The Rani”, “Time And The Rani”, and… sigh… I suppose we’ll feel obligated to mention that “Dimensions In Time” thing… again.

FNW on 5/18 jumps back to the third Doctor Jon Pertwee with “Frontier In Space”, the first story from the “Dalek War” box as it’s billed in North America.

And finally, our true discussion of all these Rogue Time Lords gets underway with Traveling The Vortex #73 as we discuss the life and times of The Meddling Monk, The War Chief, Omega, The Rani, The Master, and the Doctor himself in our adversary archive on Rogues and Renegades.

The last Friday Night Who of May, (5/25) concludes the Dalek War box with Jon Pertwee in “Planet Of The Daleks”.

And of course, what would episode 74 be without a horde of homicidal robots running amok? Our fourth Adversary Archive on the Daleks will cover “Frontier In Space”, “Planet Of The Daleks”, and Big Finish #7 “The Genocide Machine”

And beyond May?  Well, if all goes well expect a discussion on all things Shada, the return of Tom Baker to the schedule, our first Doctor Who book reviews, and more…

Episode 70 – The Omega Factor

In this week’s episode we continue our look at Gallifrey’s baddies in our continuing overview of rouge Time Lords. This time it’s the co-creator of Time Lord society, Omega. We’ll first take an in-depth look at the Fifth Doctor story, Arc of Infinity, and then a review of the Big Finish Audio production of Omega.

Also, we get a tad off topic (what else is new?) and ponder a curious dichotomy in the Pooh-niverse. Plus, a peek at the news going on this week surrounding our favorite series.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Links mentioned in this week’s show:
Brits – Lawrence, KS
Dalek atop MIT

Homework From The Vortex…

Okay, as mentioned in this week’s show, here’s the update on your homework assignments if you’d like to follow along…

On 4/20 we’ll finish up the remaining 5 parts (6-10) of “The War Games” with second Doctor Patrick Troughton on Friday Night Who.  We push play at midnight if you’d like to join us…

We’ll spend episode #69 covering the epic “The War Games”.

Friday Night Who on 4/27 will see us jump forward to Peter Davison’s fifth Doctor era for “Arc Of Infinity”.

And show number #70 will cover “Arc Of Infinity” and Big Finish #47 “Omega”.

On 5/4 our Friday Night Who will feature sixth Doctor, Colin Baker in “The Mark Of The Rani”

Here’s a milestone to set your clocks for, TTV #71 will be our reviews of series 2 of The Sarah Jane Adventures.  This means you have 3 weeks to watch them!

FNW on 5/11 features seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy in “Time And The Rani”

Episode #72 will be an Adversary Archive on The Rani, including our reviews of “Mark Of The Rani” and “Time And The Rani”

On 5/18 we’ll start the Dalek War box set on Friday Night Who with “Frontier In Space” staring third Doctor Jon Pertwee.

And Traveling The Vortex episode #73 brings all of the previous week’s villains back for an encore discussion of Rogues And Renegades in our Adversary Archive.

FNW 5/25 will be the second part of the Dalek War box, “Planet Of The Daleks” also featuring Jon Pertwee

Daleks on Friday Night Who?  That can mean only one thing! Episode #74, Adversary Archive: The Daleks IV! Covering “Frontier In Space”, “Planet Of The Daleks”, and Big Finish #7 “The Genocide Machine (Dalek Empire 1)”

and on the horizon?  All things Shada…

Rascals, Rogues and Renegades: Vortex Homework

Good morning! (Or Good afternoon or Good evening depending on your particular time zone) here’s an update on some of the fun things we have planned coming up on the really big show.

(Thanks, Mr. Sullivan!)

Friday Night Who this week is the just released in North America “The Robots Of Death – Special Edition” staring Tom Baker.

Show #65 is a big one.  We’ll discuss new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman, our experiences at KC Planet Comicon, and hopefully have some live reports from The Official Doctor Who Convention in Cardiff from roving Traveling The Vortex reporter Philip Malkin.

For the One Year Anniversary of Friday Night Who on 3/30 we return to Jon Pertwee’s era with “The Sea Devils” (which means Shaun will finally get a chance to see it.)

Our planned companion archive for Leela gets bumped to the following show, #66 as we’ll review “The Face Of Evil” and “The Robots Of Death”

Then in APRIL we see the start of the Renegades, as our 4/6 Friday Night Who is “The Time Meddler” with William Hartnell.

Traveling The Vortex #67 will review “The Time Meddler” AND Big Finish #1 “Sirens Of Time”.

4/13 for Friday Night Who will be the first part of “The War Games” with Patrick Troughton. We’re only doing Parts 1-5 this week!

More Big Finish on the way for episode #68, a companion archive for Evelyn Smythe.  Big Finish #6 “The Marion Conspiracy”, #9 “The Spectre Of Lanyon Moor”, and #22 “Bloodtide”.

On 4/20 we’ll finish up the remaining 5 parts of “The War Games” on Friday Night Who.

We’ll spend episode #69 covering the epic “The War Games”

Friday Night Who on 4/27 will see us jump forward to the Peter Davison era for “Arc Of Infinity”.

And show number #70 will cover “Arc Of Infinity” and Big Finish #47 “Omega”

That’ll take us all the way to May, so you’ve got your assignments outlined!

What’s that?  You wanna know what’s up in May?  Hmmm… More Renegades, Sarah Jane,  and the return of everyone’s favorite pepper pots…