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Friday Night Who 2/13

Since Shaun is off at Gally…we thought this would be a great time (like we need an excuse) to watch the 50th Anniversary Special “The Day of the Doctor!”

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Join @TravelVortex@VortexKeith & @VortexGlenn as we press play at Midnight CST!

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

This Schedule Takes Us Into Darkness

As this is posted it’s Easter Saturday! Also know as August 23rd, the triumphant day that the 12th Doctor in the form of Peter Capaldi makes his fully fledged debut. So you know in Episode 191 we will be discussing Deep Breath and our initial reaction to the newest incarnation.

But you already knew that if you’re a listener to the show. And by deductive logic you also know what the next 12 episodes of the podcast will be about. But what about Friday Night Who? The 3 of us (but mostly Shaun) have scoured the internet (without spoiling ourselves too much) to try our best to match up some previous stories with what’s happening in Series 8. Being as we don’t have official synopsis for all the episodes some may be way off base, but hey we tried. By now if you haven’t already skipped forward to see what’s coming up are wanting to see what we have planned. So without further ado…the Vortex schedule without our reasoning…and WITH episode titles if you find that sort of thing spoilers.

For Friday Night Who on August 29th  we will watch the Sixth Doctor story “Revelation of the Daleks” starring Colin Baker.

For Episode #192 of the podcast we will be discussing the second episode of series 8, “Into the Dalek”.

The first Friday Night Who in September brings us to the Fourth Doctor’s era in the middle of the Key to Time series, with “The Androids of Tara” starring Tom Baker.

The following podcast, episode #193 will have us discussing the 3rd episode of the season, “Robots of Sherwood”.

The 12th of September we will jump forward to the Ninth Doctor’s era with “The Unquiet Dead” staring Christopher Eccelston.

Episode #194 will see us reviewing episode 4….”Listen”.

Friday Night Who for September 19th brings us to a story where we first meet someone else from the Doctor’s home planet in “The Time Meddler” staring the First Doctor William Hartnell.

Episode 5, “Time Heist” of Series 8 brings us to Episode #195 of the podcast.

The last Friday Night Who in September  brings a clash of “new” Who and “classic” Who in the Tenth Doctor story “School Reunion” staring David Tennant and the much loved and missed Elisabeth Sladen on the 26th.

Episode #196 of the podcast will be dedicated to the 6th episode of series 8…”The Caretaker”. Hard to believe we’re now halfway through the season.

We start out October Friday Night Whos with “Planet of Fire” on the 3rd starring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor.

The second half of the season starts off with what looks like a bang in an episode titled “Kill the Moon” and we’ll discuss the moral implications of killing a non-sentient hunk of rock (or you know just review it) in episode #197 of the podcast.

The 10th of October brings us our first repeat Doctor for Friday Night Who so far this season with one of Glenn’s favorites “The Pyramids of Mars” starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor.

Episode #198 of the podcast has us reviewing episode 8 of the season “Mummy on the Orient Express”

Brittany will be happy that the Third Doctor get’s his go during Friday Night Who on October 17th in “Carnival of Monsters”

And we will discuss episode 9 “Flatline” on podcast #199…holy crap we’re about to hit a milestone!

Matt Smith makes his return to Friday Night Who since we started this season in “The Doctor, the Widow & the Wardrobe” on October 24th.

Let’s hope Episode 10, “In the Forest of the Night” is a good one, because that’s what we’re discussing in our 200th episode of the podcast!!! A Major epiversary!!! Thanks to everyone who’s listened and kept us going to 200 episodes. You all are wonderful people!

Our Halloween Friday Night Who won’t be as scary as it normally would be…but if you don’t own it, the cost could scare your wallet…we start the first 4 episodes of “the Invasion” starring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor.

This is it folks…the 2 part season finale! Episode #201 will have us discussing the first part…”Dark Water”.

We start November by finishing up “The Invasion” parts 5-8 on the 7th.

And we end the season on episode #202 discussing “Death in Heaven” and likely the season as a whole.

As for what’s ahead for the end of the year…well you know we have some catching up to do on the Puffin EBooks and whatever else Shaun has up his sleeve.

80’s Convention Pictures

As mentioned in Darryl’s feedback in Episode 166 he was lucky enough to have some pictures from some Conventions in the 80’s. He said:

“I just wanted to say that I have been a long time fan of Who, and while in high school I went to Doctor Who conventions in St. Louis during the 80’s. One was Hitchhiking to Gallifrey with Peter Davison, Mark Wing-Davy (Zaphod) and Sandra Dickinson (Trillian) who was still married to Peter at that time. (actually it was around this time that she gave birth to Georia Moffett -Davisons real last name) who went on to be the Doctors Daughter and wife (Tennant)…..so timey-wimey!

I also went to many Tardiscons in the mid 80’s. I had the pleasure of meeting, getting pictures with, and autographs from the likes of Tom Baker, Patrick Troughton (who came at the last minute after Jon Petwee dropped out), Peter Davison, Frasier Hines, Nicolas Courtney, Katy Manning, Terrance Dicks, Nicola Bryant, Mark Strickson, Ian Marter, Sarah Sutton, Janet Fielding and others. I have tons of pictures and even a bunch of cassete tapes full of panel audios. There were skits put on by the actors, dinners with them, caberets and many other cool events. But I never had to pay for one picture or autograph! When did this happen. It kind of saddens me that it has come to this. Usually the weekend price of admission included all of that. I guess this is the world we live in now. Money, commercialism and greed. (Boy I sound like an old fogey). At least Gallifrey keeps the limit of attendees, to keep it somewhat cozy. Anyway, I had a blast every time.

My two regrets are, one: I have not been to a con since the mid 80’s and two: I had a Five Doctors script in which I had the actors sign. It has at least 15 signatures on it. The one!! time I forgot to bring it to a con was the one in which Terrance Dicks was at!! THE WRITER!! That is a major epic fail. Maybe one day!!”

He was able to scan some of the pictures he took during those times…You can find them below!

Episode 153 – Happy Thanksgivukkah!

ttv 1400 anniFrom the very beginning, it is clear that the Master is somehow involved.

By the end, for the Doctors, there may only be darkness.

In this week’s episode, we delve into some multi-Doctor goodness with the Big Finish Audio story, The Light at the End. We discuss it’s impressive structure and what makes it a perfect multi-Doctor venue.

Also, we’ll tackle some of the big news stories of the week and some are convention updates that have us excited.

And of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Friday Night Who 11/29

The Five Doctors

 

Since we just got a multi-Doctor anniversary episode with “Day of the Doctor” and will be discussing the Big Finish anniversary “The Light At the End” we figured it would be appropriate to continue the trend with “The Five Doctors” for Friday Night Who!

Join @TravelVortex, @VortexKeith, @VortexGlenn & @VortexShaun as they tweet along to the Special Edition (The 1999 DVD release and Disc 2 in the 2008 25th Anniversary release) at Midnight CST!

Keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #TheFiveDoctors!

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“A man is the sum of his memories. A Time Lord even more so.”

Friday Night Who 8/16

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While we’ve reviewed it before…this time it makes it’s Friday Night Who debut…it’s The Sontaran Experiment!

Join us at Midnight CDT as we join the 4th Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry for this 2 part story!

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

Episode 126 – The History Of Coffee

ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s show, we look back on the Fourth Doctor’s era. First a review of the Big Finish/Audio GO production of Doctor Who: Babblesphere (Destiny of the Doctor 4). Then, we look at the Fourth Doctor installment of The Doctor Revisited.

Then, we try to pin down the best stories of the era that really zero on on the essence of the Fourth Doctor.

Also, a look at this week’s… oh, we’ve got nothing on the news front, sorry. At least nothing that peaked our interest.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

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