Tag Archive: Sylvester McCoy

Episode 264 – Searching for Sylvester

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s podcast we return to our “Beyond the Doctor” installments and pick up where we left off last year with Seventh Doctor actor, Sylvester McCoy. This time we look at the 1979 horror film, Dracula, also starring Frank Langella in the title role as well as Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence and Kate Nelligan. We give our impression of the film as a whole, as well as the performance (what little there was) of McCoy.

Also, news of the week, some sad, but some happy.

And of course, your… oops, no. Mailbox issues may be to blame for the lack of feedback this week. Well, that’s what we’re telling ourselves this time.


Friday Night Who 1/15

We are returning to our Beyond the Doctor series this year, starting with the 7th Doctor Sylvester McCoy…so for Friday Night Who this week we return to one of his stories we haven’t watched since June of 2011!


Join @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun, @VortexGlenn & @VortexKeith as we press play at Midnight CST on Delta and the Bannermen!

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

Schedule Resolutions We Intend To Keep (…but may not)

  • UPDATE 1/4/16:

As we wind down 2015 and turn our eyes firmly forward to 2016, we present the upcoming schedule:

Friday Night Who on 1/1 is the swan song episode for Ian & Barbara. We’ll break “The Chase” into two weeks, parts 1-3 of the Hartnell episode are first

TTV #262 sees a return to Big Finish with mainline story #65 “The Juggernauts”, and we’ll offer up our opinions on the Titan Comics 9th Doctor mini-series event (issues #1-5)

FNW 1/8 concludes “The Chase” with parts 4-6.

  • And then we’ve expanded TTV #263 into a full blown Adversary Archive: The Mechanoids! We’ll review “The Chase”, (Goodbye, Ian and Barbara) cover some early Who comics with the stories The World That Waits (Comic – The Dalek World Annual), The Eye Of War & Impass (Comic – The Dalek Chronicles), and the short story Birth Of A Legend by Justin Richards (Doctor Who Files: The Cult Of Skaro). 

Sylvester McCoy returns to FNW on 1/15 in “Delta And The Bannermen”.

TTV #264 sees the return of last year’s “Beyond The Doctor” feature. For Sylvester McCoy we’ll be discussing his turn in the 1979 Dracula staring Frank Langella.

We had a request for some “funky Pertwee”, so FNW 1/22 is “Claws Of Axos”.

Since we’ve already tackled that story, it frees up TTV #265 for some Candy Jar Books fun. We’ll talk the Lethbridge-Stewart Short The Cult Of The Grinning Man, have our “Spoiler filled” Book Review of Lethbridge-Stewart: Beast Of Fang Rock by Andy Frankham-Allen, and catch up with the 10th Doctor in Titan Comics #11-15 and we may have a special treat with a special guest on the show this week.

FNW 1/29 – is the animated “Scream Of The Shalka”.

TTV #266 starts season 2 of Big Finish 8th Doctor Adventures: #1 Dead London, #2 Max Warp

Been a while for one of our favs, FNW 2/5 is “Doctor Who: The Movie”.

TTV #267 sees us go “Beyond The Doctor” with 8th Doctor Paul McGann… AND 9th Doctor (Alternate) Richard E. Grant in Withnail & I.

This one could be a bit of a bother. We are launching a new series of discussions on Lost episodes, and starting with William Hartnell’s “The Crusade”. Obviously, with missing episodes, there will be some logistical challenges for Friday Night Who on 2/12, but we’re confident we can square that away. Or at the very least muddle through.

TTV #268 is the first in our “Lost In Time” discussions over “The Crusade”, the Reconstruction and Novelization.

After that? Well Gally looms for those who can go. Not sure on our end yet, but we are ever hopeful. And of course we’ll have our Book review over January’s Goodreads title, and a few other surprises…

Stay tuned, true believers! And thanks for all your support!

Episode 239 – Hex Marks the Spot

TTV LOGO NEWIn this week’s podcast we join the Seventh Doctor and Ace once again for two more adventures. First is our review of the middle part of the so-named “Ace Trilogy” with The Curse of Fenric. Then another Big Finish Productions audio, this time with the addition of new companion, Hex in The Harvest.

Plus, a look at some more Series Nine news, including so Doctor Who favorites of none other than the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi.

And, of course, your feedback.


Links mentioned in the show:

Chrissy’s review of The Harvest on her blog – cj’s notebook

Friday Night Who 7/24

Now the real reason we did “Ghost Light” last week becomes clear…we’re watching something in order! Now it’s time for the next part of the “Ace Trilogy” “The Curse of Fenric”!


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

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

Planet Comicon Photos

Friend of the show Kellen was also at Planet Comicon and emailed us these pictures he was able to get of our panel as well as a few bonus pictures. Enjoy!

You can find Kellen on Facebook. He also is a photographer for the Wichita Business Journal.

Episode 168 – We Lost the Doctor

TTV Logo 1400A long one this week, but with the crammed packed weekend of this year’s Planet Comicon in Kansas City, we had a lot to talk about.

We’ll discuss all the Doctor Who related events that went on this weekend, as well as much of the other sci-fi and pop culture programming that make the con a joy and success.

And, some really cool surprises that we were involve with in Sunday’s “Trektacular” panel involving the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Plus, we’ll discuss some of the news of the week.

AND the launch of the Traveling the Vortex Book Club on Goodreads.com.

And, of course, your feedback.


Links mentioned in this show:

Goodreads – Doctor Who Book Club – Traveling the Vortex

Karen Gillan coming to Salt Lake City Comicon FAnXperience

Fantasy Con