Tag Archive: The Master

Episode 202 – Tears in Heaven

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150The end of Series 8 has arrived, and all too soon in our opinion. This week on the podcast, we give our impressions of the season’s finale, Death in Heaven. We share our reviews on the climactic story setting us up for Christmas to come.

But, first some convention guest announcements, one particular that came to a surprise to the three of us. Also, we’ll discuss other items in the news of the week.

Plus, we announce the winners of our Bicentepiversary event. Congratulation to the winners.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 201 – Guess Who’s Back

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show we review the penultimate episode of Series 8 of Doctor Who, Dark Water. We’ll give our impressions on the next to last installment of the series, and what we thought of the big reveal at the end.

Also, not much in news this week, but we do have our reactions to a little news on the home front as far as a Doctor Who convention coming to the midwest.

And of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Friday Night Who 10/3

If rumor and speculation are true this week’s series 8 episode has scenes that were filmed in Lanzarote, so we thought it was only fitting we watch the other story filmed there “Planet of Fire”

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

And as always keep an eye out for the hastags #FridayNightWho & #PlanetofFire

Episode 128 – Her Majesty, The Doctor

ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s show we look at the Fifth Doctor story, Planet of Fire, as we say goodbye to Turlough and hello to the stunning Peri. Then we continue the adventure with Five and Peri in the Big Finish audio story, Eye of the Scorpion.

Also, a little announcement from the Vortex Boys regarding the next Doctor and a look at other items in the news this week.

And of course, your feedback!

Enjoy!

Doctor Who DVDs Going Out of Print

Happy Birthday Peter, Bruno and Timothy!

Today marks the birthdays of a trio of Who actors:

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Peter Pratt menaced fourth Doctor Tom Baker as the Master in 1977’s “The Deadly Assassin”.

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Bruno Langly (guest at next year’s Gallifrey One) played short lived companion Adam opposite ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston.

 

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and Timothy Dalton was lord high ruler of Gallifrey, Rassilon himself in “The End Of Time” with tenth Doctor David Tennant.

Happy birthday gents!

Scheduling Beyond The Apocalypse…

Assuming the Mayan calendar was meant to be flipped over and restarted and the end of the world does NOT happen on 12/21, here is the revised schedule we discussed on the podcast.

Friday Night Who on 12/14 will be the first three parts of “The Time Monster” staring Jon Pertwee.

With Glenn off to visit the happiest place on earth, our show this week (TTV #103) will be just me and Keith tackling… BOOKS!  In Book Reviews III Keith will review Touched By An Angel by Jonathon Morris, and I’ll take a look at Apollo 23 by Justin Richards.  Both books feature the 11th Doctor.

Friday Night Who on apocalypse day itself, we’ll find out if the Master was successful in destroying the world or not as we finish “The Time Monster” with parts 4-6.

Traveling The Vortex episode #104 is our second Adversary Archive on The Master, and we’ll cover “The Time Monster” as well as Big Finish story #21 “Dust Breeding”.

We’ll celebrate the Christmas theme on 12/28, with David Tennant in “The Christmas Invasion” for Friday Night Who.

And then, episode #105 will be our complete discussion of this years Christmas Special, “The Snowmen”. 

And of course, with the breaking news that Doctor Who will return in April, we can commit to the next bit of scheduling.  2013 brings us more Big Finish audios!

We’ll kick the new year off on Friday Night Who with Peter Davison in “The Awakening” on 1/4.

TTV #106 has our review of “The Awakening” and Big Finish story #20 “Loups-Garoux”

A few we’ve already reviewed for FNW on 1/11 with Matt Smith in the two part “The Pandorica Opens” / “The Big Bang”.

Which makes way for more Paul McGann audio stories from Big Finish in TTV #107.  We last left the eighth Doctor in the divergent universe, so we pick up with Big Finish #52 “Scherzo” and #53 “The Creed Of The Kormon”.

On 1/18, Friday Night Who brings us “Nightmare Of Eden” with fourth Doctor Tom Baker.

TTV #108 we’ll review “Nightmare Of Eden” and Big Finish #27 “The One Doctor”.

The final FNW of January (1/25) features Sylvester McCoy in “The Happiness Patrol”.

And show #109 will be our reviews of “The Happiness Patrol” and Big Finish #25 “Colditz”.

February is still a bit of a jumble with Gally smack dab in the middle of it, but I can hint that  we’ll have our first official comic book review (it may also have something to do with Star Trek), a show about crafty Whovians, if all goes well some interviews, and of course, more reviews.

As always, thank you so much listeners, for your faith and feedback.

Happy Birthday, Sylvester, Sophie, Barnaby and Anthony

August 20 seems to be the largest conflux of Whovian birthdays on record (thus far) as celebrate seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy; Sophie Aldred’s companion Ace; writer, director, actor and Dalek Barnaby Edwards, as well as the late, great Anthony Ainley, who played the Master.  (Two of them will feature in our #FridayNightWho this week, #GreatestShowInTheGalaxy)

Happy Birthday to you all!

And if you’d like to pass on your well wishes, all three are on twitter: @SylvesterMcCoy, @sophie_aldred, @BarnabyEdwards

Episode 73 – The Rogues & Renegades of Rassilon

Late again this week, but it’s finally here. In this week’s episode of Traveling the Vortex, we look back over the last few weeks of stories reviewed and focus on the rogues and renegades of Doctor Who. We focus our attention on The Meddling Monk, The War Chief, Omega, The Master, and The Rani. Also how The Doctor, and perhaps even Rassilon fit this title.

Also, our take on the news of the week, and of course your feedback.

Enjoy!

As we laughed about for quite a while in this week’s episode….a Chimp surprises twins at a zoo

Episode 72 – Marmite and the Rani

In this week’s episode we explore another Adversary Archive, this time with a look at The Rani. We review two classic stories, first the Sixth Doctor’s encounter with The Rani in The Mark of the Rani. Then we tackle the Seventh Doctor’s first story in Time and the Rani.

Then stick around after our portion for a look at the music of these two stories, brought to you by Dr. Phil from Adventures In Time, Space and Music Podcast.

Also, a look at this week’s news, and lots of feedback from our listeners this week.

Enjoy!

 

As mentioned in Mark’s feedback, the Marmite Rice Cakes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rogues And Renegades Continues

Greetings from the protectors and defenders of the vortex, with another homework update for those of you following along at home…

Friday Night Who this week on 5/4 is “The Mark Of The Rani” featuring the sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, and Peri.

Show number 71 is a comprehensive review of The Sarah Jane Adventures, Series 2.

5/11 sees Sylvester McCoy’s seventh Doctor return to Friday Night Who in his first story, “Time And The Rani”.

Our show that week (#72) is an Adversary Archive on The Rani, as we cover “The Mark Of The Rani”, “Time And The Rani”, and… sigh… I suppose we’ll feel obligated to mention that “Dimensions In Time” thing… again.

FNW on 5/18 jumps back to the third Doctor Jon Pertwee with “Frontier In Space”, the first story from the “Dalek War” box as it’s billed in North America.

And finally, our true discussion of all these Rogue Time Lords gets underway with Traveling The Vortex #73 as we discuss the life and times of The Meddling Monk, The War Chief, Omega, The Rani, The Master, and the Doctor himself in our adversary archive on Rogues and Renegades.

The last Friday Night Who of May, (5/25) concludes the Dalek War box with Jon Pertwee in “Planet Of The Daleks”.

And of course, what would episode 74 be without a horde of homicidal robots running amok? Our fourth Adversary Archive on the Daleks will cover “Frontier In Space”, “Planet Of The Daleks”, and Big Finish #7 “The Genocide Machine”

And beyond May?  Well, if all goes well expect a discussion on all things Shada, the return of Tom Baker to the schedule, our first Doctor Who book reviews, and more…