Tag Archive: Third Doctor

Friday Night Who 6/21/13

DOCTOR-WHO-INFERNO-SPECIAL-EDITION-DVDFor tonight’s #FridayNightWho we conclude the Jon Pertwee third Doctor story “Inferno” with parts 5-7.

Looks like these episodes are on Daily Motion so there’s another outlet for you to join us, or you can purchase the Special Edition DVD out in North America now.

Join us on Twitter for the live commentary, and follow @vortexglenn, @VortexKeith, @vortexshaun and @travelvortex.

Look for the #FridayNightWho and #Inferno hashtags, and as always, we push play at midnight, CST…

Episode 122 – Journey to the Centre of Shaun’s Mind

NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In this week’s episode we take a journey to thus far a little mapped area. Also, we look at this week’s episode, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS. We’ll give our opinions and reviews of the story.

Plus a look back at the third Doctor era in which we try to do a better retrospective than the BBC America sepcial, The Doctor Revisited: The Third Doctor. Trust us, it wasn’t very hard to do.

Also, a look at the non-news (really, there wasn’t any this week).

And, of course, your feedback.


Friday Night Who 4/19



For this week’s celebration of third Doctor Jon Pertwee, our Friday Night Who will be the 4 part story, “The Time Warrior”, which is also Sarah Jane’s first story.

To join in the fun, follow @vortexglenn, @vortexshaun, @VortexKeith and @travelvortex for the live tweet-a-long, look for the #FridayNightWho and #TheTimeWarrior hashtags, and push play at midnight, CDT.

In space no one can hear you schedule

Sorry for the delay in getting the update out to you, faithful listener, but between New Series Who, 50th Anniversary plans, AND Planet Comicon our new scheduling robot the WHO-9000 has been thrown for quite the loop.  I think we’ve got him reprogramed now, so here’s some upcoming goodies.  (Remember, to make things easy on you with so much going on, the majority of Friday Night Who that is coming up are episodes we’ve already reviewed/watched.)

Our show recording tonight is #120, and we kick off our celebration of the third Doctor era by covering the IDW comic “Prisoners Of Time 3”, as well as have our reviews of BOTH “The Rings Of Akhaten”, and “The Cold War”.

Friday Night Who on 4/19 celebrates third Doctor Jon Pertwee in “The Time Warrior”.

Traveling The Vortex episode #121 finds us discussing the third Doctor Who Revisited special, Big Finish’s “Destiny Of The Doctor: Vengeance Of The Stones”, and new episode “Hide”.

On 4/26 we journey back to the first Doctor William Hartnell and the first TARDIS bound episode, “The Edge Of Destruction” for FNW.

We can’t wait for this week, as TTV #122 includes our  50th Anniversary Discussion of the  3rd Doctor Era, and our reviews of  “Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS”.

A special treat for @WhovianMich’s birthday on Friday Night Who of 5/3, we’ll be watching her favorite fifth Doctor Peter Davison episode “Enlightenment”.

May starts our celebration of the fourth Doctor, starting with IDW’s Prisoners Of Time 4, and our thoughts on new series’ “The Crimson Horror”.

Some new material hits Friday Night Who on 5/10, with Tom Baker in “Revenge Of The Cybermen”

And then TTV #124 is our Cyberman Archive III with “Revenge Of The Cybermen” and Neil Gaimen’s “Nightmare in Silver” (formerly “The Last Cyberman”).

That should bring us right up to the finale of season 7, and as always, Grand Moff Steven is being tight lipped about it so we’ll wait to schedule that when we know just a bit more than we do now.  Check out our facebook page for the third Doctor poll, and vote on what YOU think is the most iconic episode of his era (that we’ve reviewed).

Now, WHO-9000, can you open the pod bay doors please?

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 98 – Gutters and You: A How To Guide

In this week’s show, after wading through discussions about yard waste and home improvement, we look at the Third Doctor, seven part story, The Ambassadors of Death. This is a story we split between two weeks of Friday Night Who, and was the first one to receive an extensive color restoration.

Also, Shaun and Keith were able to make it out to see Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph this weekend. Hear what they have to say about the film.

And a look at the news happening in the Whoniverse this week, including the announcement of the return of classic adversary.

And of course, your feedback.


Links mentioned in this week’s show:
Regeneration – Canada’s Newest Doctor Who Festival
Chicago TARDIS

Friday Night Who 11/2

Take a break from your #DoctorWhoPhotoChallenge and join us for Friday Night Who starting at Midnight CDT!

This week we’re watching the first 4 episode of The Ambassadors of Death staring Jon Pertwee as the 3rd Doctor and Caroline John as his companion Liz Shaw.

Don’t forget the #FridayNightWho & #AmbassadorsofDeath hashtags and to follow @TravelVortex @VortexShaun, @VortexGlenn & @VortexKeith for all the fun!

Episode 86 – The Two Podcasters

As Keith and Sarah head off on holiday this week to celebrate their recent nuptials with a well deserved honeymoon, it’ up to Shaun and Glenn to carry on the show ourselves for the week.

This week, it’s book report time. Shaun reviews the Third Doctor and Sarah Jane novel, Amorality Tale, written by David Bishop. Then, Glenn has a look at the Eighth Doctor story, The Eight Doctors, written by Terrence Dicks.

Also, our thoughts on the news of the week, and Shaun’s retraction about a certain Bond actor.

And of course, your feedback.


Links on this weeks show:
@SylvesterMcCoy on Twitter
Chicago TARDIS