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Episode 309 – The Cyberiad of Rassilon

In this week’s episode we look at two mini-series from Titan Comics. First, the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane come face to face with Medusa in the Five issue story, Gaze of the Medusa. Hear what we thought of the story that takes our heroes back to ancient Greece to do battle with the popular Gorgon and meet the Gods of Old.

Then, we review this years multi-Doctor event from Titan, Supremacy of the Cybermen. We give our impressions on the return of two old foes in an epic event that finds the Universe at threat by the silver menaces.

Plus, lot’s of news to talk about this week.

And, we have a SPOILER-FREE review of the latest Star Wars film, Rouge One.

Oh, and of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Friday Night Who for 12/16

Friday Night Who this weeks combines the 4th Doctor and Cybermen…what could be more awesome with “Revenge of the Cybermen”?!

Revenge of the Cybermen

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 & #RevengeoftheCybermen

Friday Night Who 3/11

Join us as we watch a 4th Doctor story we haven’t watched in quite a while…”The Hand of Fear” for Friday Night Who

HAND OF FEAR

Join @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun, @VortexGlenn & @VortexKeith as we press play at Midnight CST! (the last Friday Night Who in standard time!)

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

Friday Night Who 11/6

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We aren’t letting Zygons be Zygons…we’re continuing with their other story “Terror of the Zygons” for Friday Night Who this week!

Join @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun, @VortexGlenn & @VortexKeith as we press play at Midnight CST! (note that Daylight Saving TIme ended on Sunday so we are back to standard time)

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

Episode 245 – All Praise the Great One

TTV LOGO NEWWhew! After some tense moments this week, we are finally able to bring you this week’s show. Following a few computer crashes, recovery of files, recording of some new ones, and a bit of editing wizardry, another podcast is in the books. This week, we surmount the curse and bring you our review of the Third Doctor’s final story, Planet of the Spiders. We share our opinions of the end of an era for the show. And be sure to stick around after the credits for a special piece by Dr. Phil of the Adventures in Time Space and Music podcast as he explores some of the music of Planet of the Spiders.

Also, we give our impressions of the recently released trailer for the first story in Series 9, The Magician’s Apprentice. We also chat about the announcement that River Song will return in time for Christmas, and more in the ongoing saga of the release of the Second Doctor story, The Underwater Menace to DVD.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Links mentioned in the show:

12 Byzantine Rulers podcast (not “Emperors” as Dr. Phil mistakenly says in his feedback)
The Doctor’s Greed – Doctor Who – Planet of the Spiders
#StarWarsWithFriends Schedule
Traveling the Vortex Book Club on Goodreads.com

Side Trip 15 – A Visit from St. Nick

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150Surprise and Merry Christmas! We thought we’d do a little something special for our listeners this year and release our own Christmas special. In this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, the Twelfth Doctor will be visited by Santa Claus. So, we decided to compile our review of four stories where the Doctor has encountered the ‘right jolly ol’ elf” in previous adventures.

First, a look at the December 1965 TV Comic story featuring the First Doctor called simply, A Christmas Story.

Then, we review the short story adventure, The Man Who (Nearly) Killed Christmas, featuring the Second Doctor.

Next, the Third Doctor decides to give Sarah Jane Smith a Christmas treat by introducing her to Kris Kringle in the short story, A Visit from Saint Nicholas.

And finally, the Eleventh Doctor rescues Santa and Christmas itself in the IDW comic, Silent Knight.

We hope you enjoy this special Christmas goody to bring you more holiday cheer.

Merry Christmas!

Episode 185 – Have You Met Miss Smith? She’s My Best Friend

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150A difficult show for those of us at Traveling the Vortex. The passing of Elisabeth Sladen in 2011 was very difficult for many Doctor Who fans. It was especially had on those of us who were first introduced to the series during her tenure on the program.

But, this week we look back with fond memories about the actress and the character she immortalized in Sarah Jane Smith.

Also, our thoughts on the latest trailer for Series 8.

And of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Mentioned in the show:
(Re)Generation Who:The Doctor Who Celebration for Every Generation

The Schedule Has Been Prepared For

Finally.  Sorry for the delay in getting this posted, but as always, thanks for your patience.  For those of you who like to follow along at home, read on.  For those of you that like to be surprised by your podcast content, spoilers ahead…

Friday Night Who returns to FRIDAY on  the Fourth Of July with “The Seeds Of Doom”, Parts 1-3 (hey, what could be more patriotic than watching SCORBY blow stuff up?).

TTV #184 will be our reviews of the fifth (and final) season of the Sarah Jane Adventures.

FNW 7/11 sees us finish off “The Seeds Of Doom” Parts 4-6

And then a show I am dreading doing, as we look back in fond remembrance: TTV #185 In Memorium: Elizabeth Sladden: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith

A whole month of Audio goodness follows!

Friday Night Who on 7/18 is Sylvester McCoy in “Silver Nemesis”

Which sets us up nicely for Traveling The Vortex #186 since it’s the seventh Doctor month!  We’ll cover Big Finish Audio #36 “The Rapture”, and E Book 7: “The Ripple Effect”.

FNW 7/25 sees Peter Davison return in “Resurrection Of The Daleks”

TTV #187 we’ll give our thoughts on issues #1 of Titan Comics NEW WHO Lines, and cover Big Finish #39 “The Church And The Crown”.

Set the waybac machine (or TARDIS controls) for the William Hartnel era,  FNW on 8/1 is “The Space Museum”

Episode #188 will cover our thoughts on “The Space Museum”, and Big Finish #43 “Doctor Who and The Pirates” (Looking at you, Dr. Phil!)

I know we just did it back in October of last year, but since this is the eighth month, we had to work some Paul McGann in somewhere.  How fitting on 8/8 for Doctor Who: The Movie?

Traveling The Vortex #189 celebrates the eighth Doctor with Big Finish Audio #101 Absolution, and E-Book 8: Spore

Friday Night Who 8/15  brings David Tenant Back in the two part “Human Nature”/”Family Of Blood”.

A special show this week for #190 as we look at the similarities (and differences) between the episode Human Nature, and the New Adventures novel Human Nature by Paul Cornell that it was taken from.

And then, the wait is OVER! We’ll revisit Matt Smith’s departure on 8/23 (sorry Keith) in “The Time Of The Doctor” for Friday Night Who to make room for incoming Peter Capaldi!

and our 191st show will be all about the Series Eight premier “Deep Breath”.

After that?  Well, to quote a certain museum curator, “Who knows?”

Friday Night Who 8/16

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While we’ve reviewed it before…this time it makes it’s Friday Night Who debut…it’s The Sontaran Experiment!

Join us at Midnight CDT as we join the 4th Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry for this 2 part story!

Don’t forget the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #TheSontaranExperiment and follow @TravelVortex, @VortexKeith, @VortexShaun & @VortexGlenn for all the fun!

Episode 126 – The History Of Coffee

ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s show, we look back on the Fourth Doctor’s era. First a review of the Big Finish/Audio GO production of Doctor Who: Babblesphere (Destiny of the Doctor 4). Then, we look at the Fourth Doctor installment of The Doctor Revisited.

Then, we try to pin down the best stories of the era that really zero on on the essence of the Fourth Doctor.

Also, a look at this week’s… oh, we’ve got nothing on the news front, sorry. At least nothing that peaked our interest.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Links mentioned on this program:

Clarence and the Whispermen

Friday Night Who 5/10

Revenge of the Cybermen

 

Join us tonight as we celebrate in anticipation to tomorrow’s episode “Nightmare In Silver” as we watch “Revenge of the Cybermen” for Friday Night Who!

We press play on the Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane & Harry Sullivan adventure at Midnight CDT.

Follow @VortexKeith, @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun & @VortexGlenn for the live tweet along.

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