Tag Archive: The Long Game
This week for Friday Night Who we return to 2005, with the 9th Doctor story The Long Game.
Why are we going back to the “new” series for Friday Night Who? Well Prisoners of Time comic reasons that’s why.
Join us for this story at Midnight CST, and don’t forget to to use the hashtags #TheLongGame & #FridayNigthWho
While the rest of Whoville catches their collective breaths after the 50th, here at Traveling The Vortex, we still have miles to go before we sleep.
First up is a surprise addition to the schedule, our impromptu “Who With Friends” will be doing “The Three Doctors” sometime this week, keep an eye on @VortexKeith twitter feed for details.
Officially, if you’re not all tuckered out from Thanksgiving turkey and Black Friday shopping, Friday Night Who on 11/29 will be “The Five Doctors (Special Edition)”.
Our show this week (TTV #153) covers the audio goodness of Big Finish with a detailed look at “The Light At The End”.
Join us in sending all our love to long ago. William Hartnell’s swan song “The Tenth Planet” is Friday Night Who 12/6.
That sets up TTV #154 to be Cybermen Archive IV, as we review “The Tenth Planet”, and Big Finish #34 “Spare Parts”.
FNW 12/13 brings us Christopher Eccelston in “The Long Game”.
Which sets up TTV #155 where we’ll cover the ending of IDW Prisoners Of Time comic with a look at issues 11 and 12. And since December is our month to celebrate the 11th Doctor… (or is it twelfth now? HA! Traveling The Vortex had it right all along!) we’ll discuss Doctor Who Revisited: the 11th Doctor.
Just prior to Christmas, on 12/20 Friday Night Who celebrates with “The Doctor, The Widow & The Wardrobe”.
We continue our 11th Doctor celebrations in TTV #156 with a look at Big Finish “Destiny Of The Doctor: The Time Machine”, and our retrospective 50th Anniversary Discussion over the 11th Doctor Era.
Friday Night Who heralds the arrival of Peter Capaldi on 12/27 with “The Fires Of Pompeii”.
And we round out the year with TTV #157 and our discussion of the 2013 Xmas Special, which if I know Moffat (and I do kids, oh yes, I do) will be called “Silent Night”.
And that brings us up to 2014, and our (gulp) third year of the podcast. As always we thank you, our listeners and fans for keeping us around, keeping us honest, keeping us humble… and sharing the love.
What? You want a hint of next year? Really? Do I have to keep doing that sneak peak thing? I mean it was cute and clever a few times, but you really want more? (sigh) Okay, okay. January is still in a state of temporal flux while DVD release dates are hammered out, but you might want to make sure a certain trilogy is in your catalogue, least you be left in E-Space…
Today marks what would have been the late Peter Pratt’s 89th birthday. Pratt was the second actor to play the Master, following Roger Delgado. He was buried under a lot of make up and ping-pong ball eyes in 1975’s “The Deadly Assassin”.
Also celebrating today is Bruno Langley who played short-term companion Adam Mitchell in “Dalek” and “The Long Game”. He turns 29 today.
Rounding out the birthday list is Rassilon himself (from End of Time) Timothy Dalton! How fitting that with all our James Bond tangenting of late about the secret agent. One of the 007s himself turns 68. Happy birthday to him!
SHAUN OF THE DEAD and SPACED creator/writer/star Simon Pegg is no stranger to Doctor Who. Although primarily known as The Editor, from the 2005 episode “The Long Game” Pegg also narrated the first season of Doctor Who Confidential, voiced Don Cheney in the Big Finish Audio “Invaders From Mars” and was originally tapped to play Rose’s father, Pete Tyler.
We hope he can take a break from his current work as Scotty in Star Trek 2 to celebrate his 42 birthday properly.