Chicago Tardis has updated it’s guest list once again, this time it looks like Alex Kingston’s appearance has fallen through (she’s no longer listed on the site, anway) BUT they have added two classic companions, a match set with 5th Doctor Peter Davison! Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton (Tegan and Nyssa) are slated to join the festivities, for more info, go to their website… www.chicagotardis.com
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Here on Traveling the Vortex we tend to discuss the variety that Doctor Who brings on the show. From actor’s different takes on the Doctor to the tone of various stories.
With Doctor Who returning this Saturday the great folks over at io9 wrote up an interesting article about how there are almost as many different shows within Doctor Who as there are regenerations. They even include video examples.
In this week’s episode we review four multi-Doctor stories, starting with the classic Third Doctor story, The Three Doctors. We follow that up with the less then stellar, The Two Doctors, and then the absolutely superb mini-episode, Time Crash. And to round things out, we talk a little about the multi-Doctor extravaganza, Dimensions in Time.
Oh, and of course news and your feedback! Enjoy!
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Not much news going on this week, well of course with the exception of Keith moving in with Shaun, and now I only have a 2 minute commute as opposed to a 20 minute commute to record on Sunday. Can you tell how happy I am that Keith moved?
Also, your feedback!
* The Retraction Of Rassilon: Wanting to stem the flow of corrections early, we got into a bit of a quagmire over the name of Patrick Troughton’s son in this episode. Turns out he has 2, David Troughton is an actor who, among other credits played King Peladon in “The Curse Of Peladon” and his younger brother Michael Troughton is currently at work on a biography of his late father due out in November.
This is it. This is THE BIG ONE! #FridayNightWho tonight at midnight CDT features William Hartnell, Richard Hurndall, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker AND Peter Davison in #TheFiveDoctors. We’ll be watching the Special Edition version, so follow @vortexKeith, @vortexglenn @vortexshaun and @travelvortex for the Tweet-A-Long, and look for the hashtags!
50th Anniversary Plans, Big Finish Comes To Gally and The Waters Of Mars
* TV line talks with Stephen Moffat about the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who in 2013, and he promises emphatically, “it will be huge”. Moffat wouldn’t be pinned down on weather the anniversary extravaganza would involve stand alone specials, an extra memorable season or other fun stuff. “It won’t be just one thing…. We’ll be doing lots of stuff,” is all Moffat would concede. “The plans are quite extensive and changing all the time. Oh my God, we will hit that year very, very hard indeed.” The BBC execs “are full committed” to his vision. “There’s lot of decisions we’re making that are about making all that possible. It’ll be amazing.”
With all the talk of a multi Doctor story featuring some or all of the combinations—Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccelston and David Tennant—reuniting, is it true? And might other familiar faces from the past return as well? “Possibly…. It’s so far in the future, it’s only a set of notions,” Moffat replies, adding that he’s still got this year’s Christmas special to focus on before he gets to locking in plans for the big 50.
* GallifreyOne just updated their guest list for next year. The list now includes a quartet of Big Finish folk: Nicholas Briggs, executive producer for Big Finish Productions as well as the voice of the Daleks for the past six years; Barnaby Edwards the principal Dalek operator, director, actor, and writer for Big Finish; Beth Chalmers, new 7th Doctor companion Raine Creevey; and Lisa Greenwood, 6th Doctor companion Philippa “Flip” Jackson. Also on the guest list are new series directors Toby Haynes and Richard Senior, between the two of them responsible for some of the more impresive Matt Smith episodes, including; “The Impossible Astronaut”, “Day Of The Moon”, “The Pandorica Opens”, “The Big Bang”, “Time”, “Space” and the upcoming “Let’s Kill Hitler”.
And working on a full house for the 1996 TV Movie reunion (Paul McGann, Daphne Ashbrook and Yee Jee Tso are already signed to appear), Philip Segal, executive producer of the TV Movie and the man who championed to get Doctor Who back on the air. It is the 15th anniversary of the Movie, is it possible that The Master himself, Eric Roberts could be making an appearance? Stay tuned…
* And finally in a bit of science reality, NASA has announced the Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered evidence of flowing water on Mars. Water on Mars is no news and has been reported on before of course, but flowing water on the surface is a big deal. Just ask the Doctor, he could tell you. For the full report, click here. <>
We start this week off with a congratulations to Steven Moffat on his BAFTA win. Then reaction to North Ameican TV networks, BBC America and SPACE’s decision to delay Series Six one week for the Memorial Day holiday.
Also, your feedback, including a special poem, by one of our listeners.
We also chime in on Spoliergate, and the impact spoilers have on the enjoyment of our favorite program as well as our policy on them.
And two reviews. Up first is a review of the Fifth Doctor story, Black Orchid, followed by this weeks new Series Six episode, The Rebel Flesh.
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Friday Night Who update:
Another week, another Doctor down. This week’s FRIDAY NIGHT WHO plans are to watch Peter Davison’s fifth Doctor in “Black Orchid”. You can follow @TravelVortex @vortexglenn @vortexshaun or @vortexkeith (Keith might actually take part again this week) for all the fun. Hope to see you on Twitter!
4/22/11 – William Hartnell in “The Aztecs” 4/29/11 – Patrick Troughton in “The Dominators” 5/6/11 – Jon Pertwee in “Carnival Of Monsters” 5/13/11 – Tom Baker in “Pyramids Of Mars”
5/20/11 – Peter Davison – “Black Orchid”
5/27/11 – Colin Baker – “Vengeance On Varos”
6/3/11 – Sylvester McCoy – “Delta And The Bannermen”