Tag Archive: The Name of the Doctor

Episode 176 – Great Artificial Intelligence

TTV Logo 1400In this week’s show feature part to in our Adversary Archive of The Great Intelligence. We take a look at the independent film, Downtime, featuring a return on several Doctor Who characters. Then a recap of the GI’s part in The Bells of St. John and The Name of the Doctor.

Also, a look at some of the news of the week, including some guest announcements for LI Who and casting and location news for Doctor Who Series 8.

And, of course, your feedback.


May The Schedule Be With You

Here’s a schedule update to carry us forward into June:

Friday Night Who on 4/25 is the recently discovered (and just released on DVD in North America) Patrick Troughton story “The Web Of Fear” Parts 1-3.

Show #174 finishes our review of  “Torchwood: Miracle Day” (episodes 6-10), as well as an overview of the entire season, and the web comic “Web Of Lies”.

FNW on 5/2 we complete “The Web Of Fear” Parts 4-6.

To celebrate our epivesrary in episode #175,  we present an Adversary Archive on The Great Intelligence.  At least the first part. We’ll be covering it’s appearances in “The Snowmen”, “The Abominable Snowmen* “, and have our review of “The Web Of Fear”.

* NOTE – “The Abominable Snowmen” is not available other than as recon or book format, as it has unfortunately not been recovered. You may have some difficulty finding it to join in our review.

FNW 5/9 is a taste of Matt Smith in “The Bells Of St. John”.

We continue our Adversary Archive on The Great Intelligence with Part 2 in Traveling The Vortex #176.  We’ll be covering the villains appearances in “Downtime* “, “The Bells Of St. John”, and “The Name Of The Doctor”.

* NOTE – “Downtime” is a fan produced spin off film that had a VHS release, and was also part of the Virgin New Adventures line of books. As such, you may have some difficulty finding it to join in our review.

May is the fifth Doctor’s month, so for Friday Night Who on 5/16 we’ll watching “Four To Doomsday”.

TTV #177 has our reviews of “Four To Doomsday” and E Book 5 “Tip Of The Tongue”.

Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston comes back to Friday Night Who on 5/23 in “Dalek”.

Which sets up episode #178 – The Adaptation Argument. We’ll be comparing and contrasting the supposed connections between Big Finish #40 “Jubilee” vs “Dalek”.

More fifth Doctor on 5/30 for FNW as we (finally! Chrissy shouts) watch “Caves Of Androzani”.

Our entire show for #179 is dedicated to the masterpiece that is “Caves Of Androzani”, and weather or not its worthy of that status.

And as we wind into June, 6/6 brings us the next story, Colin Baker’s debut in “The Twin Dilemma”.

June is the sixth Doctor’s month, so Traveling The Vortex #180 is all about him. We’ll review “The Twin Dilemma” and E Book 6  “Something Borrowed”.

After that?  Not a clue yet. But we’ll keep you posted.

Episode 125 – Humma Kavula!

NEW_TTV_LOGO_200*SPOILER WARNING* If you haven’t seen Star Trek Into Darkness, at the warning point around the 31:42 mark, skip ahead about 35:35 to the 1:07:21 mark to avoid leaning some of its secrets. *SPOILER WARNING*

In this week’s episode we finally get to review the last episode of the season for Doctor Who, The Name of the Doctor. We’ll talk about the epic ending to Series 7b.

But first, step away from the world of Doctor Who and review the new film, Star Trek Into Darkness. Mind the spoiler above if you haven’t seen it. Then we take a look at the Star Trek/Doctor Who comic crossover, Assimilation 2.

Also, some big news to discuss.

And, of course, your feedback.


Links mentioned on this week’s show:

Old Spock – New Spock Audi commercial

Summer Scheduling

Finalizing the schedule for this next chunk still took some doing, so without further ado…

Friday Night Who on 5/17 features Sylvester McCoy in “Remembrance Of The Daleks”.

With the release of STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS this week, Shaun gives us another side trip into that universe, “Star Trek 102 – The Movies”.

Then on episode #125 of Traveling The Vortex we’ll discuss IDW Comic’s Star Trek/Doctor Who cross over “Assimilation 2”, and the final episode of series 7, “The Name Of The Doctor”.

FNW on 5/24 is “Robot” with Tom Baker.

TTV #126 is all fourth Doctor, as we discuss BBC America’s Doctor Who Revisited 4, Big Finish and Audio Go’s “Destiny Of The Doctor 4”, and have our 50th Anniversary Discussion covering the fourth Doctor Era.

On 5/31, FNW will feature Christopher Eccleston in “The End Of The World”.

We return to the divergent universe with Paul McGann for TTV #127, discussing Big Finish main line episodes #61 “Faith Stealer” and #62 “The Last”.

FNW 6/7 is Peri’s origin as told in “Planet Of Fire” with Peter Davison.

Traveling The Vortex #128 has our reviews of “Planet Of Fire” and Big Finish #24, “The Eye Of The Scorpion”.

Release on DVD here in North America on June 11 is “Inferno” with Jon Pertwee, so we’ll cover it for Friday Night Who on 6/14. (At least the first four parts, anyway.)

Our show that week (TTV #129) will be a fifth Doctor discussion, covering IDWs “Prisoners Of Time 5”, Doctor Who Revisited 5 and Big Finish/Audio Go’s “Destiny Of The Doctor 5”.

We conclude “Inferno” parts 5-7 for FNW on 6/21.

and episode #130 covers “Inferno” and wraps up our 5th Doctor celebration with our  50th Anniversary Discussion of his era.