Tag Archive: Tenth Doctor

Episode 164 – Not at Gally

ttvsmallIn this week’s show we are one co-host short. Shaun is off in California for Gallifrey One, the premiere Doctor Who convention. So, Keith and I are holding down the fort here at home, and couldn’t go week without indulging in our own Doctor Who. So, this time we are doing book reviews! First, Keith gives his impressions on the Third Doctor and UNIT story, Harvest Of Time. Then, I give my review of the Tenth Doctor story, The Resurrection Casket.

Also, we’ll look at some of the news announced this week.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Friday Night Who 12/27

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We end 2013 by looking ahead during Friday Night Who.

Join us at Midnight CST as we watch The Fires of Pompeii the previous story featuring the actor incoming as the Doctor, Peter Capaldi.

Folow @TravelVortex, @VortexKeith, @VortexShaun, & @VortexGlenn for this tweet along and keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #TheFiresofPompeii

Episode 148 – Eerily Spooky

ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s show we have a Halloween treat. We review the Doctor Who novel, Forever Autumn by Mark Morris, featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha.  It truly is an eerily spooky fun time.

Plus, another Tenth Doctor adventure, this time with Donna. This time Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctor 10: Death’s Deal, and audio read and performed by Catherine Tate, and written by Darren Jones.

Also, a look back at this week’s news including the recent announcement that Doctor Who – The Day of the Doctor will be showing across the U.S. including our hometown of Topeka, Kansas.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Series Seven Part 2 Scheduling Part 1

Ah. That time of year when you can smell New Who on the air like the coming of Spring, and all my scheduling work goes out the window and has to be cobbled together last minute to take those new episodes into account.  Oh well.

Tonight’s Friday Night Who (3/22) is part of our monthly celebration of the second Doctor, “The Mind Robber”.

Episode #117 of Traveling The Vortex is all things second Doctor, and will include our reviews of “The Mind Robber”, IDW’s comic “Prisoners Of Time 2”, Big Finish: Destiny Of The Doctor 2: Shadows Of Death, our look back over the 2nd Doctor Era for our 50th Anniversary Discussion, and, if Keith gets it read in time, his review of the book “The Moonbase”

Friday Night Who on 3/29 gears us up for the new season by revisiting Matt Smith in “The Impossible Astronaut” and “Day Of The Moon”…

…which leaves TTV #118 reserved to devote our full attention to “The Bells Of St. John”.

On 4/5 FNW revisits “Doctor Who: The Movie” in celebration of Daphne Ashbrook coming to Planet Comicon that weekend.

Look for updates all weekend long, (and maybe a few special exclusives too,) but we’ll give you the full scoop on Planet Comicon 2013 in episode #119, as well as start the month of April with our celebration of Jon Pertwee’s third Doctor by reviewing IDW Comic’s “Prisoners Of Time 3”.

FNW 4/12 is “The Waters Of Mars” with tenth Doctor David Tennant.

Because of the hugeness of Planet Comicon, you may have noticed we didn’t review the new episode of Who last week.  Well fret not, because you’ll get a two-fer in Traveling The Vortex #120, covering both “The Rings Of Akhaten”, and “The Cold War”.

and the plot thickens…

Episode 75 – Book Reports

This week we take a break from the electronic media delivery of Doctor Who and turn to the novels.

First, Glenn reviews “The Crooked World” by Steve Lyons starring the 8th Doctor. Then, Shaun takes on the 9th Doctor story “Only Human” written by Gareth Roberts. And finally, Keith has a review of “The Story of Martha” by Dan Abnett (and others) featuring Martha and the 10th Doctor. *WARNING THERE WILL BE SPOLIERS*

Also a look at the week’s news including some Galley announcements, and of course your feedback.

Enjoy!

The Sidekick Cast

Episode 47 – A Dent in the 80’s

In this week’s episode, we revisit The Tenth Doctor and Donna, as they travel to the Planet of the Ood. Then joined by Martha and UNIT as they try to unravel the mystery of The Sontaran Stratagem and The Poison Sky.

Also, we’ll add fuel to the speculation fires as we remark on our hopes, wants, and predictions for a Doctor Who Movie with director David Yates at the helm.

And, of course, your feedback. Enjoy!

Muldwych’s article on the Movie rumors

Here is a video Keith found and is the reason why the Quantum Leap theme was going through our heads all night: Quantum Who [Doctor Who-Quantum Leap style]

While we’re at it, here’s one he found with the Firefly open: Doctor Who – Opening Credits – [Firefly – Style]

Episode – 45 – Allons-y, Alonso!


The Doctor: What’s your name?
Midshipman Frame: Alonso.
The Doctor: You’re kidding me.
Midshipman Frame: No, is something wrong?
The Doctor: Something else I’ve always wanted to say. Allons-y, Alonso!

We’re headed back to the Tenth Doctor era and the start of Series Four. It also marks the comeback of Donna Noble. This week, our reviews of Voyage of the Damned, Partners in Crime and The Fires of Pompeii. Big news on the Matt Smith front *wink* and of course your feedback. Enjoy!

Keith & Shaun’s Doctor Who Shrine

As Chrissy pointed out we spent a lot of time in episode 42 of Traveling the Vortex talking about the new Doctor Who acquisitions and we should post pictures of them. Well as we promised in Episode 43 here they are! First up is the entire “shrine”

We also have a nice collection of Doctors with a TARDIS bank

And how can you have Doctors without their adversaries?

Then the adorable Character Building Mini Figures Cybermen and Amy Pond.

And to wrap up this long post pictures of the new action figure additions (Silence, 11th Doctor with Stetson, and Nephew) and a picture that I got while in Omaha for Contagion Outbreak.

Animated Doctor Who Would Be Bow Tie

Recently on twitter and in a Doctor Who forum I am not naming I have seen it been mentioned that people would really think a Doctor Who Animated was bowtie.

I couldn’t agree more and would LOVE to see an animated Doctor Who series but only if it was done right.

There has already been hundreds of fan made animated videos already which are great to watch, you just need to check out youtube for these and even BBC had The Infinite Quest which was an animated Doctor Who episode which aired alongside the 2007 series of Doctor Who as part of the children’s television series Totally Doctor Who, this actually had the real voices of the 10th Doctor (David Tennant) and Martha (Freema Agyeman) but is not considered canon or part of that series.

Two years later in 2009 on the Doctor Who website and on the BBC interactive red button BBC aired another Doctor Who animation in the shape of a six part serial called Dreamland.

EVEN if we go all the way back to over two decades ago in 1980 an animation company called Nelvana was sanctioned to put together Concept art for a Doctor Who animated series that they could show but it was never produced.

There are different styles and types of animation that they could inevitably use for this and BBC would need to choose a style that didn’t alienate the adult fans as I know nearly EVERY adult now watches at least one cartoon with the likes Simpsons, Futurama, Family Guy which are of course adult aimed BUT I also watch cartoon now which are from Marvel and DC like Marvels Spiderman, Iron Man series and the brilliant Planet Hulk movie or all the excellent DC animation movies which there are about 10+ titles in the last 3 years including the newest out very soon Batman Year one which looks out of this world.

Everything I have said so far leads me to one conclusion and that is there is absolutely 100% a place for a Doctor Who Animated series and they way to go with this is to have manga/anime inspired art which DC and Marvel have clearly been doing while keeping the same type writers as the series.

The proof for me is a video that has been going around for a little while its a Doctor Who anime animation which I am sure most of you have probably seen which is so well made and I have yet to speak to someone who has seen it and didn’t like it.

I know a lot for people would worry and panic that if that came out then to cast save BBC might drop the main show which I can totally understand the fear about but I am talking about having these as animated movies along the line of Marvels ‘Planet Hulk’ or the DC movie that is coming ‘Batman – Year One’.

This for me would be just epic, every two or three years a full length Doctor Who animated movie written by guys like Neil Gaiman or even get special guests like some of my favourite comic book writers Mark Miller, Grant Morrison or Alan Moore, the potential is endless and I think its something the should move along with.

Imagine being able to bring back to life some of the old Doctors?

Or SEE your favourite audio books as animation?

Anyways, thanks for reading.

Doctor Who Variety Hour

Artwork By Andy Lambert

Here on Traveling the Vortex we tend to discuss the variety that Doctor Who brings on the show. From actor’s different takes on the Doctor to the tone of various stories.

With Doctor Who returning this Saturday the great folks over at io9 wrote up an interesting article about how there are almost as many different shows within Doctor Who as there are regenerations. They even include video examples.

io9.com: 10 Totally Different TV Shows that Doctor Who Has Been Over the Years