Tag Archive: William Hartnell

“This Fall” Schedule Finally Revealed

Now that the powers that be over at BBC and BBC America have gotten off their collective tookus and announced season seven of Doctor Who, we can reveal our plans for scheduling as well. (Mild spoilers ahead if you’ve been avoiding episode titles…)

As previously stated, TONIGHT’s Friday Night Who (8/24) features Sylvester McCoy in “The Greatest Show In The Galaxy”. Hope you can join us, we push play at midnight.

Our next show (#87) we’ll record once Keith returns from holiday (and there is a STRONG possibility that we’ll be posting it late depending on when he and Sarah return, but we’ll discuss “The Greatest Show In The Galaxy”, the wedding. Oh, and we’ll talk about the episode too.

Next Friday 8/31 Jon Pertwee returns to the Friday Night Who schedule in “Day Of The Daleks”.

SEPTEMBER 1st, SERIES SEVEN STARTS

TTV #88 is our sixth Dalek Archive, and we’ll talk “Day Of The Daleks” and the new “Asylum Of The Daleks”

On 9/7 another Pertwee hits Friday Night Who with “Invasion Of The Dinosaurs”.

Traveling The Vortex #89 will be our reviews of “Invasion Of The Dinosaurs” and episode two of the new series, “Dinosaurs On A Spaceship”. (Picking up on our theme yet?)

FNW on 9/14 is William Hartnell in “The Gunfighters”.

TTV #90 takes on a distinct western theme, as we’ll talk local sci-fi convention Con-X, and our thoughts on “The Gunfighters”, and episode 3 of season 7, “A Town Called Mercy”.

Friday Night Who (9/21) jumps back to the seventh Doctor era with Sylvester McCoy in “Battlefield”.

And episode #91 covers what are supposed to be UNIT stories with “Battlefield” and “The Power Of Three”.

FNW 9/28 welcomes back David Tennant in the first Weeping Angel story, “Blink”

And on Traveling The Vortex #93 we’ll bid the Ponds Farewell and discuss “The Angels Take Manhattan”

With the end of the new series (at least until Christmas) our Friday Night Who on 10/5 has Peter Davison pay a visit with “The Visitation”

TTV #93 is all about the Doctor’s “get out of jail free card”, the sonic screwdriver. We’ll talk “The Visitation” and more.

On the horizon?  That’s for me to know and you all to find out!

 

June Events In The Vortex (Revised 5/29)

* REVISED! In order to give the Vortex Boys just a bit more time to get though all the Shada goodies, we’ve flip flopped two weeks on the upcoming schedule.  City Of Death has been bumped back a week, and The Keys Of Marinus and Phantasmagoria move up one.

Once again it’s time to update you all on the joyous goodness coming your way. (Or the giggle inducing horror of it all, whichever you prefer!)

Tonight we’ll record episode #74, an Adversary Archive on The Daleks (again). Can’t help it they’ve just got so many episodes.  We’ll discuss the Jon Pertwee stories “Frontier In Space” and “Planet Of The Daleks” that make up the Dalek war box set, as well as Big Finish #7 “The Genocide Machine (Dalek Empire 1)” with Sylvester McCoy.

Next week’s Friday Night Who on 6/1 is the Matt Smith story “The Eleventh Hour”.

And then, the big massive spectacular 75th epiversary is our first set of BOOK REVIEWS!  Glenn will be sharing his thoughts on Crooked World featuring the eighth Doctor by Steve Lyons, Shaun reviews Only Human with the ninth Doctor by Gareth Roberts, and Keith talks about The Story Of Martha with the tenth Doctor by Dan Abnett.

June 8th’s Friday Night Who takes us back to William Hartnell’s First Doctor with “The Keys Of Marinus”.

On Traveling The Vortex episode #76 we’ll review “The Keys Of Marinus” and Big Finish #2 “Phantasmagoria”.

Friday Night Who on 6/15 is the Tom Baker classic “City Of Death” written by Douglas Adams!

For episode #77 is an explosion of Douglas Adams, as we cover “City Of Death” and ALL THINGS SHADA: Shada The Book, Shada The VHS Reconstruction, Shada The Animated Story, Shada The Flash Animation, Shada The Big Finish, Shada The Flame Thrower!

Colin Baker makes a return to Friday Night Who on June 22 with the story “Timelash”.

And then we’ll review “Timelash” and Big Finish #3 “Whispers Of Terror”.

FNW 6/29 is one of Shaun’s all time favorite stories, “The Android Invasion” with Tom Baker. 

TTV #79 covers “The Android Invasion” and the BBC Radio drama: “Torchwood: Lost Souls”.

And our first Friday Night Who of June ( 7/6) is the awesome series one two parter “The Doctor Dances / The Empty Child” with Christopher Eccleston.

Wait!  …what was that? Did you say TORCHWOOD was on the schedule again?  Can that mean?  Yep.  It’s time to subject Keith to the glory of “Torchwood: Children Of Earth” which we’ll cover in episode 80.

As always, an amazing thank you to all of our amazing listeners for joining us on these travels.  Thanks for putting up with us!

Rascals, Rogues and Renegades: Vortex Homework

Good morning! (Or Good afternoon or Good evening depending on your particular time zone) here’s an update on some of the fun things we have planned coming up on the really big show.

(Thanks, Mr. Sullivan!)

Friday Night Who this week is the just released in North America “The Robots Of Death – Special Edition” staring Tom Baker.

Show #65 is a big one.  We’ll discuss new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman, our experiences at KC Planet Comicon, and hopefully have some live reports from The Official Doctor Who Convention in Cardiff from roving Traveling The Vortex reporter Philip Malkin.

For the One Year Anniversary of Friday Night Who on 3/30 we return to Jon Pertwee’s era with “The Sea Devils” (which means Shaun will finally get a chance to see it.)

Our planned companion archive for Leela gets bumped to the following show, #66 as we’ll review “The Face Of Evil” and “The Robots Of Death”

Then in APRIL we see the start of the Renegades, as our 4/6 Friday Night Who is “The Time Meddler” with William Hartnell.

Traveling The Vortex #67 will review “The Time Meddler” AND Big Finish #1 “Sirens Of Time”.

4/13 for Friday Night Who will be the first part of “The War Games” with Patrick Troughton. We’re only doing Parts 1-5 this week!

More Big Finish on the way for episode #68, a companion archive for Evelyn Smythe.  Big Finish #6 “The Marion Conspiracy”, #9 “The Spectre Of Lanyon Moor”, and #22 “Bloodtide”.

On 4/20 we’ll finish up the remaining 5 parts of “The War Games” on Friday Night Who.

We’ll spend episode #69 covering the epic “The War Games”

Friday Night Who on 4/27 will see us jump forward to the Peter Davison era for “Arc Of Infinity”.

And show number #70 will cover “Arc Of Infinity” and Big Finish #47 “Omega”

That’ll take us all the way to May, so you’ve got your assignments outlined!

What’s that?  You wanna know what’s up in May?  Hmmm… More Renegades, Sarah Jane,  and the return of everyone’s favorite pepper pots…

Episode 41 – 76 Totter’s Lane

Following the end of Series Six last week, it’s back to the beginning this week to the story that launched one of television’s greatest sci-fi series.

This week we review The Beginning box set (two-thirds of it anyway) with the stories, An Unearthly Child, Edge of Destruction, and Marco Polo.

And we’ll talk about the news of the week, including some announced DVD releases in the U.S. and of course your feedback.

Links mentioned in this weeks show:

tvshowsondvd.com

The Doctor Who Bar This is their Facebook page. At the time of this post the Blogger site mentioned in the show has been moved.

Friday Night Who 10/07/11

Join us tonight at midnight central standard time for the start of it all, William Hartnell in “An Unearthly Child”. 

You’ve seen “The Wedding Of River Song” which is the last episode of WHO to date, now watch the first!

As always, join @travelvortex, @vortexkeith, @vortexglenn and @vortexshaun on Twitter for the live tweet-a-long, and look for the #FridayNightWho and #AnUnearthlyChild hashtags.

Vortex Program Guide

 Over half way done with the epic Key To Time season, as four segments have been found, and four episodes down in Series Six.  Only two of each left to go!

FNW 8/26 – The Ribos Operation (4 Baker)

 TTV #35 – The Ribos Operation, Let’s Kill Hitler

FNW 9/2 – The Pirate Planet (4 Baker)

TTV #36 – The Pirate Planet, Night Terrors

FNW 9/9 – The Stones Of Blood (4 Baker)

TTV #37 – The Stones Of Blood, The Girl Who Waited

 FNW 9/16 – The Androids Of Tara (4 Baker)

TTV #38 – The Androids Of Tara, The God Complex

Friday Night Who 9/23 – The Power Of Kroll

TTV #39 – The Power Of Kroll, Closing Time (S6x12)

FNW 9/30 – The Armageddon Factor

* TTV #40 – The Armageddon Factor, The Wedding Of River Song (S6x13) 

* Note, this episode will be late getting to you, as Glenn is on Holiday (again) and we decided NOT to press ahead with recording without him.

Having watched the last episode of Doctor Who to date, we’ll jump back and do the first for our post Key To Time Friday Night Who…

FNW 10/7 – “An Unearthly Child” starring William Hartnell

TTV #41 – An Unearthly Child, Edge Of Destruction, Marco Polo

Then, the fun stuff.  Friday Night Who presents three weeks of terror!  Horror!  Thrills!  Gothic tales from behind the sofa!

FNW 10/14 – The Brain Of Morbius

TTV #42 – Season Five / Six Recap

FNW 10/21 –The Seeds Of Doom

TTV #43 – Torchwood Season 2

FNW 10/28 – The Horror Of Fang Rock

TTV #44 – Halloween Special – The Brain Of Morbius, The Seeds Of Doom, The Horror Of Fang Rock

And coming in November, the return of David Tennant!

The Key To Scheduling

* Spoilers below if you dont want to see episode titles from the new series!

Home work assignments for those of you following along, the next several weeks will find us deeply entrenched in Tom Baker and Matt Smith, as the continuation of Series Six starts this week with six new episodes, and our Friday Night Who’s will be the six segments of the Key To Time.  The show’s review schedule shakes down like this:

On 8/26 Friday Night Who kicks off with the first story of The Key To Time with “The Ribos Operation”.

Traveling The Vortex #35 will see us reviewing “The Ribos Operation” and S6x08,  “Let’s Kill Hitler”.

Friday Night Who 9/2 is “The Pirate Planet”

Episode #36 covers “The Pirate Planet” and “Night Terrors” (S6x09).

Then on 9/9, one of my favorite episodes, “The Stones Of Blood”.

TTV #37 will be our reviews of “The Stones Of Blood” and S6x10, “The Girl Who Waited”

The week of 9/16 Friday Night Who is “The Androids Of Tara”

And then we’ll review “The Androids Of Tara” and the Star Trek sounding “The God Complex” (S6x11) on episdode #38.

FNW 9/23 – is the penultimate (see Keith, I DO listen to you!) Key To Time story, “The Power Of Kroll”

Episode #39 of the podcast is “The Power Of Kroll” and “Closing Time” (S6x12)

And finally we wrap up the Key To Time saga on 9/30 Friday Night Who with “The Armageddon Factor”

Traveling The Vortex episode #40 (40?!? Seriously?!?  WOW!) will be our reviews of “The Armageddon Factor” and the final episode of series six, “The Wedding Of River Song” (S6x13)

And then a special treat.  It occures to us that our novice Keith will have watched the LAST episode of Doctor Who ever made (or at least the most current), we should go back and bookend it with the FIRST episode of Doctor Who ever made.  So, for Friday Night Who on 10/7, we’ll be watching “An Unearthly Child” with William Hartnell.

Our review for that week (episode #41) will cover The Begningings DVD box set, with “An Unearthly Child” and “Edge Of Destruction” (although I imagine we’ll gloss over or ignore “The Daleks” since we’ve already reviewed that monster story!)

And speaking of Monsters, while I have a tenetive plan mapped out for where we go after this, does anybody want to do some Halloween themed Friday Night Whos at that time?  Sound off!

Doctor Who Variety Hour

Artwork By Andy Lambert

Here on Traveling the Vortex we tend to discuss the variety that Doctor Who brings on the show. From actor’s different takes on the Doctor to the tone of various stories.

With Doctor Who returning this Saturday the great folks over at io9 wrote up an interesting article about how there are almost as many different shows within Doctor Who as there are regenerations. They even include video examples.

io9.com: 10 Totally Different TV Shows that Doctor Who Has Been Over the Years