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Friday Night Who For 2/3

After the last minute shift last week because of the passing of John Hurt, this week we adjust our schedule to do the episodes we planned last week for Friday Night Who: The Zygon Invasion & The Zygon Inversion!Join @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun, @VortexGlenn & @VortexKeith as we press play at Midnight CST on Friday!

And as always keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #TheZygonInvasion then #TheZygonInversion

Peter Capaldi Announces Departure & Easter Saturday Revealed

The 12th Doctor himself announced today that he would be leaving our beloved show during the 2017 Christmas Special. So it sounds a like another Christmas special sees a Doctor regenerating.

But we do get to look forward to Series 10 returning on Easter Saturday! (Literally! April 15th the show returns!)

Here’s the article from the BBC.

Peter Capaldi first stepped into the TARDIS in 2013, and will leave the iconic role in the 2017 Christmas Special after three incredible series of the BBC’s global hit sci-fi drama.

He made the announcement on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show tonight; speaking about the upcoming series this Spring he exclusively revealed the next series of the world’s longest running sci-fi show will be his last.

Peter Capaldi said:

“One of the greatest privileges of being Doctor Who is to see the world at its best. From our brilliant crew and creative team working for the best broadcaster on the planet, to the viewers and fans whose endless creativity, generosity and inclusiveness points to a brighter future ahead. I can’t thank everyone enough. It’s been cosmic.”

Capaldi was unveiled to the nation as the Twelfth Doctor during a special live television event on BBC One. Peter’s Time Lord has been much loved and critically acclaimed, with Series 9 featuring some of the best reviewed performances and episodes of recent series. In particular, his anti-war speech in The Zygon Inversion, and his solo appearance in the one-hander, Heaven Sent, have been widely acclaimed as among the finest performances by anyone in the role of the Doctor. Under his reign the show has expanded globally, he took the series on a World Tour and has drawn record ratings in BBC America, Canada, and Latin America. The highly anticipated 10th series returns to screens on Easter Saturday after a year’s break.

Peter Capaldi’s final series also marks writer and executive producer Steven Moffat’s last so promises to be unmissable event television.

Steven Moffat, writer and executive producer said:

“For years before I ever imagined being involved in Doctor Who, or had ever met the man, I wanted to work with Peter Capaldi. I could not have imagined that one day we’d be standing on the TARDIS together. Like Peter, I’m facing up to leaving the best job I’ll ever have, but knowing I do so in the company of the best, and kindest and cleverest of men, makes the saddest of endings a little sweeter. But hey, it’s a long way from over. Peter’s amazing, fiery, turbulent Doctor is still fighting the good fight, and his greatest adventures are yet to come. Monsters of the universe, be on your guard – Capaldi’s not done with you yet!”

Peter will be joined in Series 10 by new companion Pearl Mackie (Bill), and Matt Lucas (Nardole) with guest appearances to come from David Suchet and Michelle Gomez. He has starred alongside Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald, Alex Kingston as River Song, Ingrid Oliver as Osgood, as well as Keeley Hawes, Tom Riley, Frank Skinner, Maisie Williams, Joivan Wade and many more. Peter’s Doctor has fought Daleks and Davros, Cybermen, Zygons, new monsters like the Veil and old foes the Time Lords.

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content said:

“Peter Capaldi will always be a very special Doctor to me; his adventures through time and space started just as I arrived on BBC One. He has been a tremendous Doctor who has brought his own unique wisdom and charisma to the role. But, it’s not over yet – I know the next series is going to be spectacular. He’s a fine actor who I hope we work with again when he leaves the TARDIS”.

Brian Minchin, Executive Producer, said:

“Peter Capaldi is an extraordinary Doctor and has taken the show to amazing places. Although I’m sad he has decided to move on in 2018 I’m delighted that we have one final series with Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat. I know what they’re planning and it’s going to be incredible.”

Capaldi will return in the next series for 12 episodes in April, followed by the Christmas Special when the regeneration will take place.

He replaced Matt Smith as the Twelfth Doctor. He first appeared in Doctor Who in 2008, playing Caecilius in the episode, “The Fires of Pompeii”.

Friday Night Who For 1/27

We return to the modern (very modern) era for Friday Night Who this week with The Zygon Invasion & The Zygon Inversion!Join @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun, @VortexGlenn & @VortexKeith as we press play at Midnight CST on Friday!

And as always keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #TheZygonInvasion then #TheZygonInversion

Friday Night Who for 12/23

Celebrate Christmas a little early this year by joining us for “The Husbands of River Song” for Friday Night Who!

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

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

First Look at Christmas Special & Class Trailers

The BBC has been busy releasing several videos today as well as details on the Christmas Special!

This Christmas, the Doctor teams up with a comic-book superhero in New York for a heroic special titled, The Return of Doctor Mysterio.

 

The Return of Doctor Mysterio sees the Twelfth Doctor, as played by Peter Capaldi, teaming up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall), and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat.

 

“Doctor Misterio”, as many fans will know is the name given to “Doctor Who” in Latin America. And Peter LOVES that name!

 

Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, War of the Worlds) plays Grant – check out the G on his suit above. Chatwin comments on joining the Doctor Who team for the special:

“Working with the amazing people at Doctor Who has been one of the most fun and rewarding projects I’ve ever had the pleasure of being involved with.”

Matt Lucas (who returns as Nardole) will also be joining the cast of the special withAdetomiwa Edun (Lucifer, Bates Motel), German actor Aleksandar Jovanovic andLogan Hoffman (US sci-fi series, V).

The Return of Doctor Mysterio is a 60-minute special written by by Steven Moffat and directed by Ed Bazalgette (The Woman Who Lived and The Girl Who Died).

Check out a behind the scenes clip below:


They also released a teaser and a trailer for the spin-off “Class”, you can watch them below.

Episode 296 – Difficult, Difficult, Lemon Difficult

ttv_logo_newIn  this show we feature our final ‘Beyond the Doctor’ for the year, closing the series with Twelfth Doctor actor Peter Capaldi in the film, In the Loop. We give our reviews of the farcical dark comedy and our impressions of Capaldi’s performance as Malcolm Tucker, perhaps his most famous role before stepping into the TARDIS.

Also, not much as far as news this week, but lots of your feedback to read out.

So, enjoy!

12th Doctor Comic Preview

Titan Comics released a preview of issue 5 for the second year of the 12th Doctor comics. It hits stands on May 11th.

It’s the long-awaited return of a deadly foe, as the Doctor and Clara face a monster that will have you checking your stack of comics for suspicious movement! Dare you continue reading, when every page turn could bring you into MORTAL DANGER?! You have to – you’re the Doctor’s only hope!

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New Companion Revealed!

Not only did the BBC announce Pearl Mackie is joining the show as Bill, we got a new trailer/clip of her in action! Check it out below:

They also sent out a press release which you can read below and more pictures!capaldi-Pearl-Mackie-series-10

BBC One today announced Pearl Mackie will join the Doctor Who cast as The Doctor’s new companion. Pearl was exclusively revealed to audiences on BBC One during half time the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday 23rd August.

 

On joining the cast in her first major television role, Pearl said: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining the Doctor Who family. It’s such an extraordinary British institution, I couldn’t be prouder to call the TARDIS my home!

 

“Peter Capaldi is such a brilliant actor, and his Doctor is such a wacky and wonderful character, I can’t wait to see what adventures are in store for him and Bill throughout time and space. Reading the script at the audition I thought Bill was wicked. Fantastically written, cool, strong, sharp, a little bit vulnerable with a bit of geekiness thrown in — I can’t wait to bring her to life, and to see how she develops through the series.

 

“I always loved stage combat at drama school so I can’t wait to get on set and kick some evil monsters into the next dimension!”

 

“Shooting the trailer was absolutely mental, there were pyro technics and smoke and I met my first Dalek! I’m not sure it will ever become ‘the norm’ seeing crazy monsters on set, but I cannot wait to meet some more! The weirder the better, bring it on!”

 

Peter Capaldi said: “It is a genuine delight to welcome Pearl Mackie to Doctor Who. A fine, fine actress with a wonderful zest and charm, she’s a refreshing addition to the TARDIS and will bring a universe of exciting new possibilities to The Doctor’s adventures.”

 

Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer adds: “A new face in the TARDIS, a new voyage about to begin: welcome aboard the amazing Pearl Mackie! This is where the story really starts.”

 

Charlotte Moore, Acting Director of Television said: “It’s so exciting to be revealing the much anticipated new companion to the nation in such spectacular style. Pearl brings a wonderful energy and lights up the screen. She will captivate Doctor Who fans old and new across the globe.”

 

Brian Minchin, Executive Producer adds: “We’re utterly thrilled to have the hugely talented Pearl join Doctor Who and I can’t wait to begin her new adventures in time and space!”

Pearl-Mackie-bill-2016-portrait-300x451What do you think of the casting? Send us your feedback at feedback@travelingthevortex.com or on the tab above!

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Episode 257 – Seconds in Eternity

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s podcast we look at Series 9’s penultimate episode as we near the end of the season, with Heaven Sent. Sit back and hear us gush over what is arguably the best story of the season and perhaps of all time. We discuss what we enjoyed about the episode as well as some presumptions about the season finale.

Plus, no news this week, but we do spend a little bit of time talking about Doctor Who: Legacy.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Friday Night Who 11/20

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A certain character returns in this week’s episode in the run of Series 9, so we are revisiting his first appearance.

The Doctor light trend continues with Flatline on Friday Night Who this week!

Join @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun, @VortexGlenn & @VortexKeith as we press play at Midnight CST!

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