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Special Edition of Friday Night Who, on Saturday Morning!

That’s right, because of TopCon this weekend, Friday Night Who at Midnight is cancelled for the week, it has been rescheduled for Saturday morning!


Join @TravelVortex, @VortexShaun, @VortexGlenn & @VortexKeith as we press play at 10:30 AM CDT!

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

Schedule: Impossible

Good morning, Mr. Phelps. As promised, here’s the schedule leading up to the start of Series 9. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to use this road map to follow along at home.

Friday Night Who is our weekly watch along. We do a different episode every Friday night at midnight and tweet along to the fun, using the hashtag #FridayNightWho. On 8/14, join us for the re-appearance of Donna in the 10th Doctor episode, “Partners In Crime”.

Our podcast episode #242 will cover the exciting events on Titan Doctor Who Comics Day! We’ll also cover the next few issues of the 10th (#10), 11th (#12-15) and 12th Doctor (#6-10) arcs to get caught up… as well as the first issue of the Paul Cornell scripted “Four Doctors” which releases THIS WEEK!

William Hartnell makes a return appearance to Friday Night Who on 8/21 in “The Aztecs”.

Since we’ve already reviewed that one, TTV #243 takes us back to Big Finish, with the sixth Doctor and Evelyn audios #60 “Medicinal Purposes” and #78 “Pier Pressure”.

FNW on 8/28 begins the end of Jon Pertwee with “Planet Of The Spiders”. This is another one that is currently unavailable on DVD, so some of you may have difficulty finding it. Our apologies, though it does appear to be available on DailyMotion and Hulu. Because it’s a long (six parter) we’re only doing the first three this night.

TTV #244 brings more Big Finish (we’re knocking a few of them out since we will have a long spell during series 9 where we AREN’T reviewing audio stories.) This time out is the fifth Doctor and Turlough in #76 “Singularity”, then picking up the next Peri and Erimim adventure in #71 “The Council Of Nicaea”.

FNW 9/4 finishes off “Planet Of The Spiders” with parts 4-6.

TTV #245 will have our review of “Planet Of The Spiders”.

FNW 9/11 we’ll do the finale of series 8, “Dark Water” / “Death In Heaven”.

And TTV #246 will have our final round of Big Finish for a while closes out the first season of the 8th Doctor Adventures: #7 & #8 “Human Resources Part 1 & 2”

Friday Night Who will happen at a special time on 9/18 as we do “The Rescue” with William Hartnell, coming to you live from Topeka’s Geek Expo, TOPCON! We’ll let you in on more details as we get them with our schedule for the con. Alas, this is another one currently in the video vault, but again available on DailyMotion and Hulu.

and rounding out things with episode #247, we’ll cover the fun of TopCon and have our thoughts on the first episode of series 9, “The Magician’s Apprentice”!

Beyond that? Well if you or any of your team are captured or killed, we will disavow all knowledge of these proceedings. Good luck. This schedule will self destruct in 5 seconds…

Episode 95 – Oz the Great and Terrible

In this week’s episode, we venture back to the First Doctor’s era and join he, Ian and Barbara as they meet their newest companion, Vicki. Listen as we review the two stories The Rescue and The Romans and give our impressions on what is arguably a nexus point in the character of the Doctor.

Also, a look at the stories making news this week, including a release announcement for the story, Shada, finally coming to DVD.

And of course, your feedback.


Links mentioned on the show:


Project Motor Mouth
Doctor Who cast sings A Christmas Carol
The Doctor Who Cast Sing the Confidential Song
TARDIS trio sing Bohemian Rhapsody
John Barrowman Sings the Doctor Who Theme
If Doctor Who was a Disney Movie
and Shaun’s War Of The Worlds school trailer



Run Up To An Epiversary

As discussed on this week’s podcast, here’s the upcoming schedule for those that like to follow along at home.

Friday Night Who 10/19 is “The Romans” with William Hartnell.

Our 95th episode covers both stories in the DVD set, “The Rescue” and “The Romans”.

For our Halloween extravaganza this year, we’re watching fourth Doctor Tom Baker in the classic episode “The Talons Of Weng-Chiang” for Friday Night Who on 10/26.

And then a whole episode devoted to this classic on Traveling The Vortex #96.

Friday Night Who on 11/2 is the new to DVD in North America release of “The Ambassadors Of Death” with third Doctor Jon Pertwee.  Due to it’s length, we’re breaking it in two and only doing the first four parts this night.

Traveling The Vortex #97 picks up where we left off with the next two Big Finish audio adventures starring eighth Doctor Paul McGann.  We’ll be reviewing main line episodes #33 “Neverland” and #50 “Zagreus”.

On 11/9 we’ll finish “The Ambassadors Of Death” with parts 5-7 for Friday Night Who.

Episode #98 of Traveling The Vortex is devoted to “The Ambassadors Of Death”.

11/16 for Friday Night Who brings us more William Hartnell in “The Web Planet“.

And then Traveling The Vortex episode #99 will have our reviews of both “The Web Planet” and Big Finish #5 “The Fearmonger”.

Which leads us right up to a certain epiversary with three numbers in it.  Can you feel the excitement here?


Scheduling, Post Ponds…

As we approach the run up and end of Amy and Rory’s travels with the Doctor, despite our sadness, the show must go on.  Here’s a look at what’s in the pipeline for after Pond…

Friday Night Who for  9/28 features the tenth Doctor David Tennant and Martha (long time no see!) in the Steven Moffat penned, “Blink” in (celebration?) of the return of the Weeping Angels.

Traveling The Vortex episode #92 will include our reviews of “The Angels Take Manhattan”, a mini retrospective of the season so far, and of course, a few tears at the farewell of Amy, Rory and new favorite Brian.

Fifth Doctor Peter Davison returns to Friday Night Who on 10/5, fighting the grim reaper and the Great Plague in “The Visitation”.

Better bring the ear plugs for episode #93. Not only will we cover “The Visitation” but we’ll have a deep discussion (and probably a little arguing) over the most over-used item in Doctor Who: The Sonic Screwdriver.  Handy tool?  Or a convenient get out of jail free card?

10/12 brings first Doctor William Hartnell back to Friday Night Who in “The Rescue” of Vicki.

We step away from televised adventures for episode #94 and return to the Big Finish audio series with three more stories featuring Charlie Pollard and Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor – #31 Embrace The Darkness, #32 The Time Of The Daleks, and #33 Neverland

Friday Night Who on 10/19 continues where we left off with Hartnell in “The Romans”.

Traveling The Vortex #95 will have our reviews of “The Rescue” and “The Romans”.

And then it’s time for Halloween!  In our second annual “Hide Behind The Furniture Scary” edition of Friday Night Who on 10/26, we’ll introduce Keith to Tom Baker fighting a homicidal dummy and a giant rat in the fourth Doctor classic, “The Talons Of Weng-Chiang”.

But is it REALLY a classic?  Traveling The Vortex #96 might just challenge that thinking as we cover “The Talons Of Weng-Chiang”.

And after that?  Still shaping up, but I will say the K9 archive is VERY SOON to follow, along with another season of Sarah Jane… leading up to our all-star 100th epiversary…