Tag Archive: Russell T. Davies

Happy Birthday Russell & Jenna!

Please join Traveling The Vortex in wishing Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures creator Russell T. Davies a very happy 49th Birthday today.  Huh, he’s the same age as that OTHER show he worked on for a while!

And apparently today is also the birthday of NEW Doctor Who companion Jenna Louise-Coleman. (Can someone PLEASE update the Tardis wiki page with all these new series birthdays! LOL) Happy 26th birthday!

Episode 59 – Fun & Spectacle

In this week’s episode we take a look back at the Russell T. Davies era and the triumphant return of Doctor Who to the television airwaves. His highest and lowest moments, the good and the bad of RTD’s time as show runner.

Also, a look at the week’s news stories, and of course your feedback. Oh, and be sure to pay extra special attention to a very momentous announcement about one of our hosts.


Links mentioned in the show:

Naka-Kon 2012
Cowboy Bebop
@blumespew – Twitter handle for Steve Blum
SFX Awards 2012
Gallifrey One’s Network 23
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time, Space, & Music

Oh, and we didn’t really mention her on this weeks show, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t give any credit Julie Gardner’s help in bringing Doctor Who back to T.V. and it’s success throughout the RTD era. Be sure to check out this tribute to Russell and Julie sung by none other than David Tennant, John Barrowman And Catherine Tate.
“The Ballad of Russell and Julie”

Scheduled Stops In The Vortex

Just to update everyone on the upcoming Traveling The Vortex topics so that you can continue to follow along…

This weeks Friday Night Who is the end of the specials, the end of New Who for Kieth, and “The End Of Time, Part 1 and 2” which we’ll discuss on this week’s episode #57.

Friday Night Who on 2/3 is our first FNW with Christopher Eccleston, as we watch Series One’s “Dalek” in preparation for episode #58, a look at the Time War.

Then, on 2/8 we’ll jump to the Peter Davison era by starting the Black Guardian Trilogy. This week is “Mawdryn Undead”.

Our discussion for episode #59 will be a retrospective look back over Russell T. Davies tenure on the show, and we’ll cover series 1-4 plus the specials.

Friday Night Who on 2/17 falls right in the middle of Gallifrey One’s Network 23 convention, but that won’t stop us from watching “Terminus”.

Episode #60 will be a full report of Shaun’s experiences at Gally, (But look for some Side Trips as Shaun reports live from Gally all that week!)

On 2/24, we’ll complete the Black Guardian Trilogy on Friday Night Who with “Enlightenment”.

And episode #61 will be our complete recap of the Black Guardian Trilogy, as we talk about all three episodes.

And the future?  Well, always in motion is the future.  (But I can let slip that it involves the return of the Cybermen, a companion archive, and more Big Finish audios.)