Tag Archive: “Silver Nemesis”
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?”
In this week’s episode we tackle another Adversary Archive – The Cybermen 2.0. A look at two stories featuring the silver giants, the Sixth Doctor’s encounter with the Cybermen in Attack of the Cybermen, and the Seventh Doctor’s go around with the metal menace, Silver Nemesis.
Also, some birthday wishes for five artists who have left their impressions in the Whoniverse, and a look at some of the stories making headlines in Doctor Who news.
Oh, and of course, you feedback.
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Reference videos in “Odd Duck Phil’s message:
Recovering from Gallifrey One (and I do mean recovering. I think someone gave me the funk, but I’m hopeful it’s just sinuses.) and I thought maybe I should update all of you on the schedule, cause there’s a few big things on the horizon, and I know how some of you like to do your homework for our shows…
We’ll record episode #60 tonight, a full report of my experiences at Gally. Mel will join us in studio, and you can look for this on the feeds tomorrow.
This Friday, 2/24, we’ll complete the Black Guardian Trilogy on Friday Night Who with “Enlightenment”.
Traveling The Vortex episode #61 will be our complete recap of the Black Guardian Trilogy, as we talk about all three Peter Davison episodes, “Mawdryn Undead”, “Terminus” and “Enlightenment”.
Barring such a long winded Gally breakdown that we go two episodes (which I don’t see happening. lol) the following week 3/2 on Friday Night Who, we’ll watch Colin Baker in “Attack Of The Cybermen”
TTV #62 is a review of The Sarah Jane Adventures: Series 1. This is only two weeks out, so you may want to start working your way through them now!
FNW on 3/9 is Sylvester McCoy’s Cyberman story, “Silver Nemesis”
News to keep Keith happy, TTV #63 will be our second Adversary Archive on the Cybermen, as we discuss “Attack Of The Cybermen” and “Silver Nemesis”.
Taking advantage of the new DVD releases this month, Friday Night Who on 3/16 is “The Face Of Evil” with Tom Baker. (This title releases earlier that week in North America, so we are right out of the gate here!)
Another homework heavy podcast here, as TTV #64 is our second Big Finish block with Paul McGann, covering the next three 8th Doctor stories – #19 Minuet In Hell, #28 Invaders From Mars, and #29 The Chimes Of Midnight
FNW on 3/23 is another new release for this month, “The Robots Of Death – Special Edition” again with Tom Baker.
Episode #65 is, believe it or not, only our second Companion Archive, this one on Leela, and covers the two new releases we’ll have just watched, “The Face Of Evil” and “The Robots Of Death”.
So that brings you up to speed. As always, the schedule is subject to change. And because I know some of you are dying to plan out even farther, let me give you a hint…
This week (barring any unforeseen disasters with a rampaging Myrka or a jar of Marmite) marks the 25th episode of Traveling The Vortex, and I thought it appropriate to pause and take stock. Twenty-Five. That is kinda a big deal for 3 nobody’s from Kansas. If you had asked me then if we’d last twenty five episodes… well of course I would have said yes, but that’s just ego talking. Not being one to miss the opportunity to celebrate an anniversary, I thought I’d trot out a few other things that were turning 25 this year, since it’s such a fun number.
The year was 1986…
Manned spaceflight is struck a huge blow when a faulty “O”-ring causes the loss of the 7 astronauts aboard Space Shuttle Challenger just minutes after lift off. Less than a month later, the Soviets launch Space Station Mir. Explosions and fire would be the least of the worries for the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, ultimate killing over 4000 people and resettling at least 350,000 others. The IRS started something called “E-filing” for taxes, and the Ruton Voyager became the first aircraft to fly around the world without stopping or taking on fuel.
The first case of “Mad Cow Disease” is found in England, Antarctica scientists find a hole in something called the Ozone layer, Oliver North starts shredding documents that would link him to Iran-Contra, and the Pope meets Mother Teresa.
Eastman Kodak lost the Supreme Court appeal on a patent dispute with Polaroid over instant cameras, while Fujifilm releases the first disposable camera. Other noteworthy inventions that year included Apple’s Macintosh Plus, featuring a whopping 8 MHz processor, and 1MB of RAM and a 9” screen; IBM shipped the first laptop weighing a hefty 13 pounds; and the first prototype Pneumatic Water Gun was patented, though it wouldn’t be until 1993 that it earns the name Super Soaker.
In other computer news, Unisys became the world’s second largest computer company, Bill Gates became one of the world’s youngest billionaires when Microsoft went public, and Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is developed, and enables emails to be access without downloading the messages to a local hard drive. The first PC virus spreads from a couple of Pakistani computer store operators, and an essay about early hacker culture “The Conscience of a Hacker” or the ‘Hacker’s Manifesto’ as it came to be known, is published. It would later be quoted in the 1995 movie Hackers.
Speaking of movies, “Top Gun” reigns supreme at the box office. Other notable films celebrating their 25th anniversaries this year include “Crocodile Dundee”, “Platoon” James Cameron’s “Aliens”, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home”. The computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd, is purchased by Steve Jobs for $10 million dollars and established as an independent company called Pixar. And Francis Ford Coppola directs the first “4D” movie which runs 17 minutes and cost $30 million dollars. “Captain EO” starred Michael Jackson and ran exclusively at Walt Disney World.
Other entertainment anniversaries include “Les Miserables” debut on Broadway, BOTH Wondercon and Dragoncon, conventions turn 25 this year, as well as a certain Italian plumber and heroic elf. Super Mario Bros. and The Legend Of Zelda debuted in 1986. Mike Tyson became the youngest Heavyweight Champion in history, Captain Midnight hijacked HBO’s satellite signal to send his own pirate message “$12.95/Month?…No Way!”, and the first ten musicians were inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Game, including James Brown, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.
On the Who front, 1986 brought Colin Baker’s epic “Trail Of A Time Lord” season to TV, although the 25th anniversary episode of Doctor Who “Silver Nemesis” would star Sylvester McCoy, and wouldn’t be broadcast until 1988. And IN universe, The Doctor lands the TARDIS at the Snowcap Space Tracking station at the South Pole in 1986 in the episode “The Tenth Planet”, and returns Peri to Blackpool 1986 in the “lost story” audio adventure “The Nightmare Fair”.
Of course some people will cry foul, as this list represents actual anniversaries. “You’re only on episode 25!” Those people will declare, hardly an anniversary. Okay, let’s take a look at some WHO-centric 25 episodes. The 25th individual episode of Doctor Who was “Sentence Of Death” from the Keys Of Marinus story arc. The 25th Story arc was “The Gunfighters”, both starring William Hartnell. I think we’re in good company. And if you disagree… Phooey on you, this is our podcast and we’ll celebrate any old number we choose!
But it does feel good to hit 25. Thanks as always to our listeners for making it happen, glad you like the show.
Until the next fun number…