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Happy St. Scheduling Day!

You all know the patron saint of scheduling, right? Well she just came down from the calendar tower and bestowed the next few weeks upon us mere mortals. And because we like you. I mean, we really, really like you, we’re sharing with you…

Friday Night Who on 2/19 is a return to NuWho with “The Girl Who Died”

Traveling The Vortex episode #269 will have our experiences at the local Empower Comic Con, and our first TTV Book Club Review of the year with Doctor Who: The Legends of Ashildr (Doctor Who E-Books) by Justin Richards, James Goss, David Llewellyn, and Jenny Colgan.

FNW 2/26 is “The Girl In The Fireplace”.

TTV #270 is our review of the Lethbridge-Stewart short The Dogs Of War, our “Spoiler filled” Book Review: Lethbridge-Stewart: Mutually Assured Domination by Nick Walters, and a catch up of Titan Comics catch-up: 10th Doctor #11-15.

We’ll be watching the fifth Doctor Peter Davidson story “Frontios” on 3/4 for Friday Night Who.

and TTV #271 will have our review and discussion of “Frontios”.

FNW 3/11 is “The Hand Of Fear”.

Which should set us up nicely in TTV #272 for the TTV Book Club Review The Drosten’s Curse by A.L. Kennedy.

Friday Night Who on 3/18 once again, is “Day Of The Doctor”.

Which set us up nicely for TTV #273, our Beyond The Doctor: John Hurt. We’ll be watching 1984.

FNW 3/25 is “Terror Of The Vervoids”.

TTV #274 is Big Finish #68 Catch-1782, and more Titan Comics 12th Doctor #11-15.

Beyond that? More Beyond the Doctors, more book reviews, more Big Finish, and more being awesome. What more could you want?

Schedule Resolutions We Intend To Keep (…but may not)

  • UPDATE 1/4/16:

As we wind down 2015 and turn our eyes firmly forward to 2016, we present the upcoming schedule:

Friday Night Who on 1/1 is the swan song episode for Ian & Barbara. We’ll break “The Chase” into two weeks, parts 1-3 of the Hartnell episode are first

TTV #262 sees a return to Big Finish with mainline story #65 “The Juggernauts”, and we’ll offer up our opinions on the Titan Comics 9th Doctor mini-series event (issues #1-5)

FNW 1/8 concludes “The Chase” with parts 4-6.

  • And then we’ve expanded TTV #263 into a full blown Adversary Archive: The Mechanoids! We’ll review “The Chase”, (Goodbye, Ian and Barbara) cover some early Who comics with the stories The World That Waits (Comic – The Dalek World Annual), The Eye Of War & Impass (Comic – The Dalek Chronicles), and the short story Birth Of A Legend by Justin Richards (Doctor Who Files: The Cult Of Skaro). 

Sylvester McCoy returns to FNW on 1/15 in “Delta And The Bannermen”.

TTV #264 sees the return of last year’s “Beyond The Doctor” feature. For Sylvester McCoy we’ll be discussing his turn in the 1979 Dracula staring Frank Langella.

We had a request for some “funky Pertwee”, so FNW 1/22 is “Claws Of Axos”.

Since we’ve already tackled that story, it frees up TTV #265 for some Candy Jar Books fun. We’ll talk the Lethbridge-Stewart Short The Cult Of The Grinning Man, have our “Spoiler filled” Book Review of Lethbridge-Stewart: Beast Of Fang Rock by Andy Frankham-Allen, and catch up with the 10th Doctor in Titan Comics #11-15 and we may have a special treat with a special guest on the show this week.

FNW 1/29 – is the animated “Scream Of The Shalka”.

TTV #266 starts season 2 of Big Finish 8th Doctor Adventures: #1 Dead London, #2 Max Warp

Been a while for one of our favs, FNW 2/5 is “Doctor Who: The Movie”.

TTV #267 sees us go “Beyond The Doctor” with 8th Doctor Paul McGann… AND 9th Doctor (Alternate) Richard E. Grant in Withnail & I.

This one could be a bit of a bother. We are launching a new series of discussions on Lost episodes, and starting with William Hartnell’s “The Crusade”. Obviously, with missing episodes, there will be some logistical challenges for Friday Night Who on 2/12, but we’re confident we can square that away. Or at the very least muddle through.

TTV #268 is the first in our “Lost In Time” discussions over “The Crusade”, the Reconstruction and Novelization.

After that? Well Gally looms for those who can go. Not sure on our end yet, but we are ever hopeful. And of course we’ll have our Book review over January’s Goodreads title, and a few other surprises…

Stay tuned, true believers! And thanks for all your support!

Episode 244 – Rewriting History

TTV LOGO NEWIn this week’s show we visit, once again, some Big Finish audio plays, this time featuring the Fifth Doctor. First we examine the First Doctor and Turlough in the story, Singularity. Then we review the next Fifth Doctor, Peri and Erimem audio, The Council of Nicaea.

Also, we take a look at issue #3 in the Titan Comics Four Doctors Event. We give our impressions on the story thus far.

Plus, news of the week which includes an update and announcement out of the upcoming Doctor Who convention taking place in Wichita, Kansas next month, Time Eddy.

And of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Links mentioned in the show:

Doctor Who Miniatures Game

Big Bang Generation (12th Doctor novel featuring Bernice Summerfield) 

Doctor Who Riffs (RiffTraxx)

Episode 242 – Accidents, Injuries, and Comic Books

TTV LOGO NEWThis week’s show if finally released! We explain what caused our delay to the feeds this week, and recount some other details.

But, the topic at hand on this show is Doctor Who Comic Books, by our friends over at Titan Comics. We cover the next few issues of the 10th (#10), 11th (#12-15) and 12th Doctors (#6-10) to get caught up. And as the first issue of the Paul Cornell scripted “Four Doctors” which released last week, we’ll give our impressions of issue #1.

Plus we’ll review the latest trailer for Series 9, and discuss the news of the week.

And of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Links mentioned on the show:

BBC – Doctor Who Mission Dalek

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 228 – All Hail Zzagnar!

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s podcast we take a look at some more of Titan’s Doctor Who comics lines featuring the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors. We start off with Ten’s line from issues number 6 through 10. Then we follow those up with a review of the Eleventh Doctor issues 6 through 11. And finally we wrap things up with Twelve featured in issues 2 through 7. Also, we throw into the mix, the three story, three Doctor issue given out last weekend for this year’s Free Comic Book Day.

Plus the news of the week!

Enjoy!

Oh, What A Schedule. What A Lovely Schedule!

Once again sneaking this onto the feeds just before the wire. My apologies. Without further ado…

Our show this week will be covering the world of Titan Comics, we’ll take a look at the next batch of issues released since our last review, for Doctors 10, 11, and 12, as well as check into the just started 9th Doctor line, and the Free Comic Book day multi-story issue. What? You didn’t get one of the free comic book day issues? Well fret not, we have a few extra to give away on the show this week!

Friday Night Who on 5/15 is “The Deadly Assassin” with Tom Baker.

* Our show next week (TTV #229) takes us back to the Big Finish 4th Doctor Adventures, with #5 and 6: “Trail Of The White Worm” and “The Oseidon Adventure”.

*EDIT – Filing this under the “this is why we can’t have nice things” category, I have corrected the titles of these Big Finish stories to read correctly, NOT as they were Trail Of The White Worm 1 & 2. Not sure what I was thinking or reading, my apologies for the confusion – Shaun

FNW on 5/22 is “The Visitation”.

Since we’ve already reviewed this week’s Friday Night Who selection, TTV #230 will be all about Peter Davison as we go Beyond The Doctor, and take a look at his performance in some episodes of All Creatures Great And Small.

FNW 5/29 is “The Happiness Patrol” with Sylvester McCoy.

TTV #231 is a Companion Archive on Bernice “Benny” Summerfield. We’ll tackle her in reviews of Big Finish #13 “Shadow of the Scourge”, and #42 “The Dark Flame”.

** EDIT (I had the number wrong on “Shadow Of The Scourge”, it is Big Finish main line story number 13, NOT #7. This has been corrected.) – Shaun

June brings us to ol’ sixie, so Friday Night Who on 6/5 is the first two parts of “The Two Doctors”.

Episode #232 of Traveling The Vortex goes Beyond The Doctor with Colin Baker, but we are still searching for just the right thing to showcase him in. Stand by for updates!

**EDIT Just decided! We will celebrate Colin Baker fresh off his recent appearance in the episode “The White Iris” of Star Trek Continues! Brand new and readily available to all, go here to view!

FNW 6/12 finishes off “The Two Doctors” with Part 3.

** TTV #233 is even more Big Finish, #45 “Project Lazarus”, and #57 “Arrangements For War”.

NOTE! “Project Lazarus” is a sequel to “Project Twilight” (#23) listeners MAY wish to refresh their memories of the previous adventure…

We’ll celebrate Father’s Day a little early this year on 6/19 with Christopher Eccleston in “Father’s Day” for Friday Night Who

Which will lead us into another one of those fun topics in TTV #234: Great Fathers in Doctor Who. Get your feedback in, we’ll be counting on you guys to help us flesh out the best fictional Dads in the vortex!

Rounding out the end of June for FNW on 6/26 is William Hartnell in “The Aztecs”.

And TTV #235 returns Paul McGann’s Big Finish 8th Doctor Adventures to the line up with #5 “Phobos” and #6 “No More Lies”.

 

Beyond that? Well Con Season starts back up for some of us, but we can let slip that we have something special planned with Lost Episode Re-Cons, and a book review or two on the horizon.

Schedule Update To Finish Out 2014

And as promised on last week’s podcast, here’s the schedule to finish out the wild ride that has been 2014!

For Friday Night Who TONIGHT on Halloween, we get our Cyberman on, with the first four parts of  “The Invasion” with Patrick Troughton.

Which should be the perfect lead in to this week’s TTV #201 to discuss “Dark Water”.

FNW 11/7 – “The Invasion” Part 5-8

To finish off Capaldi’s first season, TTV #202 takes a look at “Death In Heaven”.

Colin Baker returns to FNW on 11/14 in “Timelash”.

And a special treat for Traveling The Vortex #203. It’s a Companion Archive! Who for? Why everybody’s favorite shapeshifting Penguin, Frobisher! We’ll be discussing Big Finish #14 “The Holy Terror” and the Big Finish Special episode “The Maltese Penguin”.

FNW 11/21 is “Paradise Towers” with 7th Doctor Sylvester McCoy.

EDIT – As Glenn mentioned on the show last week and this, we are adding a few comic elements to the episode in order to do a “mini” adversary archive for the Quarks. If you can find them, you may wish to consult these for additional reference:

(Invasion of the Quarks, The Killer Wasps, The Jungle Of Doom, Martha The Mechanical Housemaid, The Duelist, Death Race, The Fires Down Below, Happy Deathday)

TTV #204 will have our reviews of “Paradise Towers”, and Big Finish Audio #46 “Flip Flop”.

Thanksgiving weekend brings us  Chicago Tardis! And while we still have yet to manage to organize plans to get the three of us up there (We’re working on it) we ARE watching “The Robots Of Death” for Friday Night Who this week.

Episode #205 is full of Fun and Games. We will have YOUR reports from Chicago Tardis (if anyone is going, PLEASE let us know!) We’ll touch on Titan Comic’s 12th Doctor Premier issue, and spend the rest of the time discussing the Doctor Who tie-ins: Risk & Yahtzee. Oh, and a special treat (if all goes well) from the folks over at Tiny Rebel Games in regards to Doctor Who Legacy.

FNW 12/5 – “Black Orchid”

TTV #206 – and a pair of Peter Davison audios Big Finish #41 “Nekromanteia”, and #56 “The Axis Of Insanity”.

I’m really looking forward to returning to this Jon Pertwee story for Friday Night Who on 12/12, “Frontier In Space”. It’s a long one, so we’ll do the first three parts. 1-3

TTV #207 – We’ll touch base with Titan Comic’s 10th and 11th Doctors story arcs, and revisit Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor and Charlie Pollard in Big Finish Audio #103 “The Girl Who Never Was”.

FNW 12/19 – “Frontier In Space” Part 4-6.

Earlier this year we started reviewing last year’s 50th Anniversary E Book Series, and got a little side tracked once series 8 came on.  Time to rectify that in Traveling The Vortex #208, as we’ll review the final four books in the series: E Book 9: “The Beast Of Babylon”, E Book 10: “The Mystery Of The Haunted Cottage”, E Book 11: “Nothing O’Clock”, E Book 12: “Lights Out”.

Our last FNW in December (12/26) is the David Tennant Christmas special “The Next Doctor”.

And our last show of 2014, TTV #209 will cover all the glory that is this years (still untitled as of this posting) Peter Capaldi Christmas Special.

Which takes us all the way up to 2015. Without sounding the spoiler horn, I can only say the new year holds a lot of potential so far. More details to come!

Episode 187 – All For One!

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show, we head back to France in the 1600’s for the Big Finish audio play The Church and the Crown. This one features The Fifth Doctor, Peri and Erimem. We share our impressions on this historical depiction of the King, the Cardinal and the famous Musketeers.

But first, the new lines of Doctor Who comics launched last week, and we have copies of The Tenth and Eleventh Doctors’ stories. We review the Titan relaunch to the series as well, featuring new companions for brand new adventures.

Plus, our reactions to some of the news items of the week.

And of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Nerd HQ

The Schedule Has Been Prepared For

Finally.  Sorry for the delay in getting this posted, but as always, thanks for your patience.  For those of you who like to follow along at home, read on.  For those of you that like to be surprised by your podcast content, spoilers ahead…

Friday Night Who returns to FRIDAY on  the Fourth Of July with “The Seeds Of Doom”, Parts 1-3 (hey, what could be more patriotic than watching SCORBY blow stuff up?).

TTV #184 will be our reviews of the fifth (and final) season of the Sarah Jane Adventures.

FNW 7/11 sees us finish off “The Seeds Of Doom” Parts 4-6

And then a show I am dreading doing, as we look back in fond remembrance: TTV #185 In Memorium: Elizabeth Sladden: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith

A whole month of Audio goodness follows!

Friday Night Who on 7/18 is Sylvester McCoy in “Silver Nemesis”

Which sets us up nicely for Traveling The Vortex #186 since it’s the seventh Doctor month!  We’ll cover Big Finish Audio #36 “The Rapture”, and E Book 7: “The Ripple Effect”.

FNW 7/25 sees Peter Davison return in “Resurrection Of The Daleks”

TTV #187 we’ll give our thoughts on issues #1 of Titan Comics NEW WHO Lines, and cover Big Finish #39 “The Church And The Crown”.

Set the waybac machine (or TARDIS controls) for the William Hartnel era,  FNW on 8/1 is “The Space Museum”

Episode #188 will cover our thoughts on “The Space Museum”, and Big Finish #43 “Doctor Who and The Pirates” (Looking at you, Dr. Phil!)

I know we just did it back in October of last year, but since this is the eighth month, we had to work some Paul McGann in somewhere.  How fitting on 8/8 for Doctor Who: The Movie?

Traveling The Vortex #189 celebrates the eighth Doctor with Big Finish Audio #101 Absolution, and E-Book 8: Spore

Friday Night Who 8/15  brings David Tenant Back in the two part “Human Nature”/”Family Of Blood”.

A special show this week for #190 as we look at the similarities (and differences) between the episode Human Nature, and the New Adventures novel Human Nature by Paul Cornell that it was taken from.

And then, the wait is OVER! We’ll revisit Matt Smith’s departure on 8/23 (sorry Keith) in “The Time Of The Doctor” for Friday Night Who to make room for incoming Peter Capaldi!

and our 191st show will be all about the Series Eight premier “Deep Breath”.

After that?  Well, to quote a certain museum curator, “Who knows?”

12th Doctor Comic Details

Along with the first covers for the 12th Doctor comics, Titan Comics have also released new information.

New Doctor! New Beginning! Offering shocks, surprises, and timestream-shaking revelations, don’t miss your chance to get on board this amazing ongoing series!

Eagle award-winning writer Robbie Morrison (Drowntown, The Authority, 2000AD, Nikolai Dante) and New York Times-bestselling artist Dave Taylor (Batman: Death by Design, 2000AD) dive headfirst into the TARDIS console room and spin the new Doctor off to his most challenging destination yet!

Check out the covers below.

12D COVER A 12D COVER B 12D COVER D 12D COVER E 12D COVER F

Comic Trailers

Titan Comics have released two “pre-order” trailers for the new line of comic books. Below you can watch a trailer for the Doctor of you choice…10 or 11…or both! The first issue for both go on sale July 23rd!

Here’s a description for the 10th Doctor comics:

Gabriella Gonzalez is stuck in a dead-end job in her family’s New York Laundromat, dreaming of college and bigger, better and brighter things. So when a strange man with an even stranger big blue box barges into her life on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations — talking about an infestation of psychic aliens — she seizes her chance for adventure with both hands!

 

And Here’s a description for the 11th Doctor comics:

Alice Obiefune has just lost her mother when the Doctor explodes into her life. But what does this grieving young woman have to do with the career of a 70s musician, an amnesiac alien, and a terrifying cosmic threat? In the wake of the second Big Bang, find out what the Doctor gets up to when Amy and Rory aren’t around!

Titan Comics Doctor Who ranges are available globally as digital downloads, and in the US, Canada and Australia as physical copies.