Tag Archive: Seventh Doctor

Episode 146 – Up on a Soapbox

ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s episode – NEW EPISODES… ahum…sorry, we talk about the wonderful news of the two Patrick Troughton stories, The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear.

Plus, our review of the Seventh Doctor and Ace mass confusion and randomness known as Ghostlight.

Then, Mel takes a turn with Seven in the Big Finish audio drama, The Fires of Vulcan.

We’ll look at some other news and reports this week, and of course, your feedback.


Episode 140 – Serendipity and the Suburbs

ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s podcast, we look at the six-part story from the Third Doctor’s era, The Green Death. Out reactions to the story as well as the departure of Jo Grant from the series.

Also, a few news stories to talk about including some exciting news surrounding the first Cybermen story, The Tenth Planet.

And of course your feedback!




Frazer Hines pictures courtesy twitter.com/dw_experience

Episode 139 – Lucky Number Seven

ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s show we take a look back over the stories that make up the Seventh Doctor’s era. Starting off, we review the latest installment of The Doctor Revisited – The Seventh Doctor. Then we try to nail down which story best represents dear Seven’s tenure.

Also, a look at this week’s…. oh wait…. we didn’t find any.

And of course, your feedback!


Links mentioned in this show:

Doctor Who Turns 50 infographic
Pictures from Brenda’s trip to the UK
Chrissy’s ToshoCON Report

Episode 137 – India is Like Canada…Kind Of

ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s show we present a triple dose of the Seventh Doctor and Ace. First a review of Ace’s first story in the TV series, Dragonfire. Then we give our thoughts on Audio GO and Big Finish’s 7th adventure in the Destiny of the Doctor series, Shackwave. And finally we check out the latest installment of IDW’s Prisoners of Time comic book run.

Also, a brief look at the big news stories of the week.

And, of course, your feedback.


Links mentioned in this show:

Who’s Changing – a documentary about 50 Years of Doctor Who Fans

Schedules, Schedules, Get Your Schedules Here!

We’ve tweaked the upcoming schedule a bit to line up better with our 50th Anniversary plans, so for those of you following along at home, here’s an update for the next month or so…

The first week of March (3/1) we’ll finish “The Reign Of Terror” (parts 4-6) on Friday Night Who.

Traveling The Vortex #114 is our First Doctor retrospective.  We’ll discuss “The Reign Of Terror”, give our thoughts on the values of these and other animated episodes, as well as cover the first Doctor era (that we’ve reviewed to date).

Friday Night Who on 3/8 is “The King’s Demons” with fifth Doctor Peter Davison.

TTV #115 covers our reviews of “The King’s Demons” and Big Finish #26 “Primeval”.

Come celebrate my birthday on 3/15 with Tom Baker in “The Ark In Space”.

Traveling The Vortex #116 will have our reviews of “The Ark In Space” and our first foray into the Big Finish 4th Doctor Adventures; #1 “Destination: Nerva”.

On 3/22 our Friday Night Who will be the 2nd Doctor Patrick Troughton in “The Mind Robber”.

And episode #117 will be our Second Doctor retrospective, and have our reviews of the “The Mind Robber” as well as IDW’s comic “Prisoners Of Time” issue 2, and Big Finish’s Shadow of Death (Destiny Of The Doctor 2).

That rams us right up against the new series starting.

(SPOILERS AHEAD) I’m still fleshing things out from that point on, but if the scuttlebutt is to be believed, the first episode of the return of series seven deals with ghosts.  I’d love to pair up the seventh Doctor adventure “Ghost Light” with that one, but we’ll wait and see if things get a bit more nailed down in the coming weeks.

Friday Night Who 1/25/13

Happiness_patrol_us_dvdTonight for Friday Night Who we journey back to the “sexy wink” of Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy with The Happiness Patrol. We push play at midnight, CST and as always you can find us on Twitter.  Follow @travelvortex, @vortexshaun, @vortexglenn and @VortexKeith for the live commentary, and look for the #FridayNightWho and #TheHappinessPatrol hashtags.

Episode 99 – Luftballoons

In this week’s episode, we break out the Raid and prepare for our review of the First Doctor story, The Web Planet. Following that, a look at Big Finish audio #5 – The Fearmonger.

Also, a look at the news of the week, including a Gallifrey One announcement, award contention, and The ebook Doctor Who: The Angels Kiss, has a voice for the audio version.

And, our take on the recently released Christmas special prequel and trailer.

And of ourse, your feedback.


Links mentioned on this week’s show:

Vote for Doctor Who in the People’s Choice Awards

Doctor Who: ‘The First Question’ – The Extended Cut – 50th Anniversary Trailer (HD)

Episode 87 – The Greatest Show In The Galaxy

It’s finally here. The wedding bells have rung and the party is over. Now it’s time to sit back and recount the day; The Greatest Show In the Galaxy. But first there are a few things to get out of the way. We share our review of another story of that name, the Seventh Doctor and Ace adventure, The Greatest Show In the Galaxy.

Also, our reaction to the news of the week, including the first shots of Doctor Who we’ve had in a long time with episode one of the weeklong prequels – “Pond Life”.

And of course, your feedback.


If you missed it last week (Keith) this is the pic Arthur Darvill posted after his burglary.

Friday Night Who 8/24/12

Tonight, our Friday Night Who offering jumps into Sylvester McCoy’s seventh Doctor time stream, with The Greatest Show In The Galaxy. The North American DVD released last week, so hopefully you’ve all had the opportunity to step right up and get one!

Join us on twitter for the live conversation, follow @vortexglenn, @vortexshaun and @travelvortex. (@VortexKeith is still on honeymoon/holiday)

Look for our hashtags #FridayNightWho and #GreatestShowInTheGalaxy. And if we’re lucky and ask very nicely, maybe @SylvesterMcCoy and @sophie_aldred will join us?!?  See you then!

Happy Birthday, Sylvester, Sophie, Barnaby and Anthony

August 20 seems to be the largest conflux of Whovian birthdays on record (thus far) as celebrate seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy; Sophie Aldred’s companion Ace; writer, director, actor and Dalek Barnaby Edwards, as well as the late, great Anthony Ainley, who played the Master.  (Two of them will feature in our #FridayNightWho this week, #GreatestShowInTheGalaxy)

Happy Birthday to you all!

And if you’d like to pass on your well wishes, all three are on twitter: @SylvesterMcCoy, @sophie_aldred, @BarnabyEdwards