Tag Archive: Second Doctor
It’s June so let’s start it with a multi-Doctor story! We’re doing “The Two Doctors” for Friday Night Who!
But since it’s a long one, we’re only doing parts 1 & 2.
First, we revisit the Second Doctor television story The Ice Warriors. Now, we know that we’ve already reviewed this one a while back, but this time we examine it for the first time with the linking animated segments.
Then, it’s the Fifth Doctor and Peri in the Big Finish audio drama, Red Dawn.
Also, more sad news this week with the loss of another Doctor Who alum. Plus, more details on what would have been Jenna Coleman’s departure from the show.
And, of course, your feedback.
We end our Series 8 pairings with the last half of “The Invasion” for Friday Night Who!
The stretching is over…we have it on good authority (and official BBC released photos) that “The Invasion” is a great choice for Friday Night Who as we near the end for Series 8.
As this is posted it’s Easter Saturday! Also know as August 23rd, the triumphant day that the 12th Doctor in the form of Peter Capaldi makes his fully fledged debut. So you know in Episode 191 we will be discussing Deep Breath and our initial reaction to the newest incarnation.
But you already knew that if you’re a listener to the show. And by deductive logic you also know what the next 12 episodes of the podcast will be about. But what about Friday Night Who? The 3 of us (but mostly Shaun) have scoured the internet (without spoiling ourselves too much) to try our best to match up some previous stories with what’s happening in Series 8. Being as we don’t have official synopsis for all the episodes some may be way off base, but hey we tried. By now if you haven’t already skipped forward to see what’s coming up are wanting to see what we have planned. So without further ado…the Vortex schedule without our reasoning…and WITH episode titles if you find that sort of thing spoilers.
For Friday Night Who on August 29th we will watch the Sixth Doctor story “Revelation of the Daleks” starring Colin Baker.
For Episode #192 of the podcast we will be discussing the second episode of series 8, “Into the Dalek”.
The first Friday Night Who in September brings us to the Fourth Doctor’s era in the middle of the Key to Time series, with “The Androids of Tara” starring Tom Baker.
The following podcast, episode #193 will have us discussing the 3rd episode of the season, “Robots of Sherwood”.
The 12th of September we will jump forward to the Ninth Doctor’s era with “The Unquiet Dead” staring Christopher Eccelston.
Episode #194 will see us reviewing episode 4….”Listen”.
Friday Night Who for September 19th brings us to a story where we first meet someone else from the Doctor’s home planet in “The Time Meddler” staring the First Doctor William Hartnell.
Episode 5, “Time Heist” of Series 8 brings us to Episode #195 of the podcast.
The last Friday Night Who in September brings a clash of “new” Who and “classic” Who in the Tenth Doctor story “School Reunion” staring David Tennant and the much loved and missed Elisabeth Sladen on the 26th.
Episode #196 of the podcast will be dedicated to the 6th episode of series 8…”The Caretaker”. Hard to believe we’re now halfway through the season.
We start out October Friday Night Whos with “Planet of Fire” on the 3rd starring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor.
The second half of the season starts off with what looks like a bang in an episode titled “Kill the Moon” and we’ll discuss the moral implications of killing a non-sentient hunk of rock (or you know just review it) in episode #197 of the podcast.
The 10th of October brings us our first repeat Doctor for Friday Night Who so far this season with one of Glenn’s favorites “The Pyramids of Mars” starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor.
Episode #198 of the podcast has us reviewing episode 8 of the season “Mummy on the Orient Express”
Brittany will be happy that the Third Doctor get’s his go during Friday Night Who on October 17th in “Carnival of Monsters”
And we will discuss episode 9 “Flatline” on podcast #199…holy crap we’re about to hit a milestone!
Matt Smith makes his return to Friday Night Who since we started this season in “The Doctor, the Widow & the Wardrobe” on October 24th.
Let’s hope Episode 10, “In the Forest of the Night” is a good one, because that’s what we’re discussing in our 200th episode of the podcast!!! A Major epiversary!!! Thanks to everyone who’s listened and kept us going to 200 episodes. You all are wonderful people!
Our Halloween Friday Night Who won’t be as scary as it normally would be…but if you don’t own it, the cost could scare your wallet…we start the first 4 episodes of “the Invasion” starring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor.
This is it folks…the 2 part season finale! Episode #201 will have us discussing the first part…”Dark Water”.
We start November by finishing up “The Invasion” parts 5-8 on the 7th.
And we end the season on episode #202 discussing “Death in Heaven” and likely the season as a whole.
As for what’s ahead for the end of the year…well you know we have some catching up to do on the Puffin EBooks and whatever else Shaun has up his sleeve.
In this week’s show we finally get a chance to sit down and examine the, until recently, missing Second Doctor story, The Enemy of the World. We give our impression of this gem which has been unavailable in it’s entirety for more than forty years.
Also, some really good news from Doctor Who actress Janet Fielding who played Tegan Jovanka in the series. Plus other news happening this week in the Doctor Who Universe.
And, of course, your feedback.
Mentioned in this week’s show:
Britishfest in Omaha, NE
Not long ago we watched recently recovered episodes “The Web of Fear” now we get to the other story recovered… “The Enemy of the World”
Since this is a 6-parter we are only watching the first 3 this week.
Frequent listener, feedbacker and Friday Night Whoer recently had a birthday. She shared her birthday activities with us in our most recent episode.
She got quite a few Doctor Who gifts from her parents. As she said in her feedback”
“They gave me a TARDIS night light, a TARDIS bracelet, a TARDIS pillow and a pack of 5 pairs of Doctor Who socks. The pillow makes the materialization noise so I’ve included a video of that. “
Below is the picture and video she references. Enjoy and Happy Belated Birthday Michelle!
We tackle our reviews of The Abominable Snowmen and The Web of Fear, as well as a recap of the Eleventh Doctor story, The Snowmen.
Also, some convention announcements, including som bad news for Shaun and Mel in regards to where they will lay their heads in L.A. next year for Gallifrey One.
Plus some non-Doctor Who casting news, and a record DVD report.
And, of course, your feedback.
We’ve made it through the recon…now see the rest of the recently found story “The Web of Fear” for Friday Night Who!
Friday Night Who will end April by trapping you in a web…The Web of Fear that is!
They come back tonight with a vengeance in their second (and recently released & animated) story “The Moonbase”!
Join @TravelVortex, @VortexKeith @VortexShaun, & @VortexGlenn as they tweet along to this Patrick Troughton epic at Midnight CST!
And keep an eye out for the hashtag #TheMoonbase & #FridayNightWho