Tag Archive: Sixth Doctor

Episode 232 – Star Trekkin’

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show we step away from the Doctor Who Universe for one last time, at least until next year. Our final ‘Beyond the Doctor’ features Sixth Doctor actor, Colin Baker in Star Trek Continues episode 4, White Iris. We’ll give our impressions on Colin’s performance as well as give a little insight into the Star Trek Continues series and some other Star Trek fan projects.

Also, the usual stuff, like news-of-the week, and convention updates.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Friday Night Who 6/5

It’s June so let’s start it with a multi-Doctor story! We’re doing “The Two Doctors” for Friday Night Who!

The Two Doctors

But since it’s a long one, we’re only doing parts 1 & 2.

Join @TravelVortex@VortexShaun@VortexKeith & @VortexGlenn  as we press play at Midnight CDT!

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

Episode 227 – Age of Davros

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150**UPDATE** Apologies go out to Time Lord Ben. We accidentally omitted his feedback that should have followed his tip of the week. That has been corrected and the file reposted.

In this week’s show we flip last week’s topic on its ear and discuss the question: Is Davros better of without the Daleks?

We try to answer that by exploring what we know of the creator of the Daleks.

But leading into that discussion, we review the Big Finish Productions story, Davros, produced during the 40th anniversary year of Doctor Who. We’ll give our impression of that story.

And, per usual, we’ll discuss some news of the week, but not before we provide our reviews of the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the recently released, Avengers: Age of Ultron. We should warn you however, we get into some HEAVY SPOILERS about the film. So, if you have yet to see it, you may want to skip ahead in the podcast to about the 41 or 42 minute mark.

Plus, another Doctor Who: Legacy – Tip of the Week.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Friday Night Who 5/1

Try and get to an early showing of the Avengers: Age of Ultron, cause you won’t want to miss “The Mysterious Planet” for this week’s Friday Night Who!

Mysterious Planet

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

Episode 203 – All Hail the Big Talking Bird!

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s podcast, we present another Companion Archive. This time, we explore the lovable big talking penguin, Frobisher.  We’ll give our impressions on two Big Finish audios from the Doctor Who Main Range, first The Holy Terror, and second, The Maltese Penguin. We’ll also discuss what we know about Frobisher so far in our experience with the shapeshifting Whifferdill.

Also, we look at some of the news of the week, including last week’s Children in Need Doctor who clip form the Christmas Special. And, we’ll talk about some upcoming conventions and convention quest announcements.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Friday Night Who 8/29

Friday Night Who continues along with Series 8, and since the second episode of the season is called “Into The Dalek” we figured it would be fitting to do a Dalek story this week, and since we recently did “Resurrection of the Daleks” it makes sense to do Colin’s installment “Revelation of the Daleks” series.

Revelation of the Daleks

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And as always keep an eye #FridayNightWho & #RevelationoftheDaleks

This Schedule Takes Us Into Darkness

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.

Episode 188 – A Pirate’s Life For Me

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150Arrrr! In this week’s show, we look at two fun romps in the Doctor Who Universe.

First, our views on the often maligned First Doctor story, The Space Museum. Find out where we land on the story.

Then, after much anticipation, we tackle the Big Finish audio, Doctor Who and the Pirates, featuring the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn Smythe. We’ll share our thoughts on this unique story.

Also, in news, some theater announcements for the Series 8 story Deep Breath, plus some guest announcements from two of the biggest U.S, Doctor Who conventions.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Desert Island Who podcast

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Episode 180 – A True Dilemma

TTV Logo 1400In this week’s podcast we finally get around to reviewing the story that much of fandom has panned and constantly finds its way at the bottom of “best of” lists.

However, we decided to give a fair chance to the Sixth Doctor and Peri story, The Twin Dilemma.

Find out whether we judge the story as harshly as the populace, or if we come down on the side of favor.

Plus, a look at another of the 50th anniversary e-book releases, Something Borrowed, also featuring The Sixth Doctor and Peri and the return of a favorite villain.

Also, a few news items to get out of the way.

And of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Links mentioned in this week’s show:

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Episode 178 – Dalek Juice and Singing Pepper Pots

TTV Logo 1400In this week’s show we finally take a listen to the Big Finish audio play Jubilee, featuring the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn Smythe. We’ll look at the comparisons between this story and the Ninth Doctor and Rose televised story, Dalek. Find out how much we find in common between the two stories.

Also, some more convention guest announcements.

Plus, our reactions to the newly released Series 8 teaser.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 167 – Let It LEGO

ttvsmallIn this week’s show we revisit the topic of Doctor Who fans and LEGO. Yeah… sorry about that.

But, we also tackle two terrific Big Finish audio plays. First is the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn story in the Main Range series called The Sandman.

Then our review of the Seventh Doctor and Mel tale, Bang,Bang-a-Boom.

Also, some guest announcements from L.I. Who, as well as some of the other news of the week.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

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