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Traveling the Vortex

Traveling the Vortex
Description:
A podcast dedicated to the show Doctor Who with a perspective from two Midwest United States fans, and one person being introduced to the Doctor for the first time.

Homepage: http://travelingthevortex.com/

RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/travelvortex?format=xml

Traveling the Vortex Statistics
Episodes:
383
Average Episode Duration:
1:31:33
Longest Episode Duration:
3:39:04
Total Duration of all Episodes:
24 days, 8 hours, 22 minutes and 25 seconds
Earliest Episode:
6 January 2011 (8:03am GMT)
Latest Episode:
16 May 2017 (2:20pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
6 days, 1 hour, 31 minutes and 13 seconds

Traveling the Vortex Episodes

  • Episode 242 - Accidents, Injuries, and Comic Books

    20 August 2015 (5:18am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 0 minutes and 58 seconds

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    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



  • Episode 241 - Bats in the Belfry

    13 August 2015 (5:48am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes and 54 seconds

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    TTV LOGO NEWIn this week’s episode we take a little break from reviews to discuss Shaun and Keith’s trips to Kansas City Comic Con which in its first year featured none other than the Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker. Both recount their visits to KC and experiences at the con.

    Also, lots of other convention announcements to get to, including LI Who, Chicago TARDIS, Gallifrey One, and our local convention, TopCon.

    Plus, we talk about the news of the week, including an unsettling rumor about the possible fate of Doctor Who next year, and we speculate on what it could mean if it’s true.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 240 - Ace!

    5 August 2015 (5:34am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes and 4 seconds

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    TTV LOGO NEWIn this week’s podcast we draw together the story arc in the Seventh Doctor’s era that has come to be known as “The Ace Trilogy”, comprised of Ghostlight, The Curse of Fenric, and Survival. That kicks off our discussion of our “Companion Archive’ featuring Dorothy Gale “Ace” McShane. We discuss the trilogy and the impact that Ace, played by actress Sophie Aldred, had on the series and the Doctor. We also study her relationship to the Doctor and how the character progressed from her first appearance in Dragonfire, all the way to her final television appearance in Survival (of course, she would appear once again in Dimensions in Time, but we try to forget that).

    Also, our reaction to some of the news-of-the-week in Doctor Who.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 239 - Hex Marks the Spot

    28 July 2015 (5:08am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes and 38 seconds

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    TTV LOGO NEWIn this week’s podcast we join the Seventh Doctor and Ace once again for two more adventures. First is our review of the middle part of the so-named “Ace Trilogy” with The Curse of Fenric. Then another Big Finish Productions audio, this time with the addition of new companion, Hex in The Harvest.

    Plus, a look at some more Series Nine news, including so Doctor Who favorites of none other than the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in the show:

    Chrissy’s review of The Harvest on her blog – cj’s notebook



  • Episode 238 - Scattershot

    22 July 2015 (5:14am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes and 42 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s podcast we examine two Big Finish Productions exports. First it’s the Fifth Doctor, Erimen, and Perry as they land in Tibet for cricket and adventure The Roof of the World. Then our three heroes embark on a space adventure in the story, Three’s a Crowd.

    We also, chat about the news of the week.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 237 - The Technical Neanderthal Strikes, Again!

    16 July 2015 (5:33am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes and 16 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150Late, as usual, but it will be worth it this week, as Keith and Shaun have returned and are refreshed from this year’s BritishFest in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The two will regale you with their adventures and experiences and share stories about their panel with actor Simon Fisher-Becker, the man who plays Dorium Maldovar in Doctor Who.

    Plus, there is lots of news to report, especially on the heels of this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 237 - The Technical Neanderthal Strikes, Again!

    16 July 2015 (5:33am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150Late, as usual, but it will be worth it this week, as Keith and Shaun have returned and are refreshed from this year’s BritishFest in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The two will regale you with their adventures and experiences and share stories about their panel with actor Simon Fisher-Becker, the man who plays Dorium Maldovar in Doctor Who.

    Plus, there is lots of news to report, especially on the heels of this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 236 - Great Intelligence Quotient

    7 July 2015 (2:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes and 22 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s episode, we take a look at the novel, “Lethbridge-Stewart: The Forgotten Son”. Taking place after the events of The Web of Fear, we find Colonel Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart having to once again deal with the Great Intelligence and its Yeti minions. We give our impressions of this recently released novel from Candy Jar Books in a new line of stories featuring the man who would become the Brig.

    Also, our reaction to news this week hinting at set-up events to Series 9

    Plus, Shaun regales us with stories of his trip to Kansas City for Weird Al Yankovic’s Mandatory Fun tour concert.

    And, of course, you feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 235 - It's All Greek to Me!

    30 June 2015 (5:03am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes and 31 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show, we return to our reviews of Big Finish Production’s Eighth Doctor Adventures. First up, as we near the end of season one, we review Phobos. Then Lucy and the Doctor are taken for a loop, in No More Lies. We’ll give our impressions on these two stories.

    Also, we look at some exiting news from Big Finish with the announcement of New Series characters in their own audio adventures.

    Plus, some finality for the fate of the classic story, The Underwater Menace on DVD (for now).

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 234 - Who Dads

    23 June 2015 (6:50am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 28 minutes and 22 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show, in conjunction with this past Father’s Day weekend, we celebrate the fathers and father-figures of Doctor Who. We’ll give our feelings and impressions on the characters who have filled those role in the ongoing series on television, audio and the various media.

    Also, a bit of sad new about on actor who has had a brief stint as a Doctor.

    Plus a late convention guest addition for Britishfest in the Omaha, NE area.

    More news-of-the-week and of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 233 - Paddock Number 9

    17 June 2015 (7:18am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 1 minute and 9 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s episode we tackle two more Big Finish Production audios from the Doctor Who Main Range. First we join the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn Smythe with a surprise visit from another Doctor in #45 Project Lazarus. Then we rejoin Evelyn and Six in the follow-up story, #57 Arrangements For War.

    Also, MAJOR SPOILER WARNING! We give our impressions on the newly released Jurassic World, new to theaters this week, so be warned.

    Plus some more convention updates, and the news-of-the-week.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 232 - Star Trekkin'

    11 June 2015 (1:57am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes and 15 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show we step away from the Doctor Who Universe for one last time, at least until next year. Our final ‘Beyond the Doctor’ features Sixth Doctor actor, Colin Baker in Star Trek Continues episode 4, White Iris. We’ll give our impressions on Colin’s performance as well as give a little insight into the Star Trek Continues series and some other Star Trek fan projects.

    Also, the usual stuff, like news-of-the week, and convention updates.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 231 - Feeble Witticisms

    3 June 2015 (6:12am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 32 minutes and 15 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show we side step into another part of the Doctor Who mythos and join the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice Summerfield for two Big Finish Productions audio stories in the Doctor Who Main Range. First, we share our impressions of The Shadow of the Scourge. Then we tackle The Dark Flame. We give our impression on these two stories that tie neatly into the Virgin New Adventures era of novels in the 1990’s.

    Plus, speaking of Big Finish, they had an announcement that we will talk about. Also, we have more convention news.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 230 - All Topics Great and Small

    27 May 2015 (6:09am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 46 minutes and 35 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show we step away from Doctor Who briefly for a fifth installment of our “Beyond the Doctor” segment.

    This time we delve into Fifth Doctor actor Peter Davison in the series, All Creatures Great and Small. We’ll give our impressions of the roll Davison played before his time on Doctor Who.

    Also, a look at some news of the week, including more back and forth between current show runner Steven Moffat and former show runner Russell T. Davies.

    Plus, we return this week with another Doctor Who: Legacy “Tip of the Week”

    Oh, and of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 229 - Eccentric's One Thing, Bohemian's Quite Another!

    20 May 2015 (1:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes and 40 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s podcast, we review the final two part story that rounds out the Fourth Doctor and Leela’s foray into Big Finish audios. First it’s Trail of the White Worm, followed with The Oseidon Adventure.

    We give our impressions on these two stories, and sum up the series as a whole.

    Also, some news of the week, including a certain assumption that show runner Steven Moffat may be around longer than previously thought.

    Plus, a Gallifrey One update, and we announce the winners of our Free Comic Book Day give-away.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

     



  • Episode 228 - All Hail Zzagnar!

    12 May 2015 (5:50am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes and 32 seconds

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    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!



  • Episode 227 - Age of Davros

    6 May 2015 (4:14am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 53 minutes and 31 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show we flip last week’s topic on its ear and discuss the question: Is Davros better of without the Daleks?

    We try to answer that by exploring what we know of the creator of the Daleks.

    But leading into that discussion, we review the Big Finish Productions story, Davros, produced during the 40th anniversary year of Doctor Who. We’ll give our impression of that story.

    And, per usual, we’ll discuss some news of the week, but not before we provide our reviews of the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the recently released, Avengers: Age of Ultron. We should warn you however, we get into some HEAVY SPOILERS about the film. So, if you have yet to see it, you may want to skip ahead in the podcast to about the 41 or 42 minute mark.

    Plus, another Doctor Who: Legacy – Tip of the Week.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 226 - The Davros Factor

    27 April 2015 (11:36pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes and 9 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show straight off the heals of a re-watch of the classic story, Genesis of the Daleks, we discuss everybody’s favorite megalomaniac, Davros and determine if the Daleks are better without their ruthless creator. We’ll explore the Dalek history and determine if Davros has been helpful to their cause or a hindrance.

    Also, some news out this week in the Whoniverse.

    Plus another Doctor Who: Legacy – Tip of the Week.

    And of course, you feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 225 - Elementary My Dear Vortex

    22 April 2015 (6:21pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes and 43 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show we continue our look at the work that the actors who play the Doctor have done, outside the franchise. This time, we examine Tom Baker starring in the BBC’s Sherlock Holmes – The Hound of the Baskervilles. We give our impression of Baker in another iconic role.

    Also, some of the headlines making news this week in the world of Doctor Who.

    Plus, Shaun is fresh back from Starfest in Denver this past weekend. He’ll give us a recap of the convention.

    And. of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 224 - The Gods of Glam Rock

    15 April 2015 (4:23am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 4 minutes and 11 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s podcast, we visit Big Finish’s Eight Doctor audio line to review two stories. First up is the Eighth Doctor and Lucy in Horror of Glam Rock. Then the duo take another turn, this time amongst the gods (or so we think) in Immortal Beloved.

    Also, a look at some more convention announcements in our news of the week.

    And of course, your feedback.

     

     

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 223 - Of Two Evil Minds

    7 April 2015 (5:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 17 minutes and 29 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s podcast, we approach another Adversary Archive, this time revisiting The Master. We review two stories featuring one of the Doctor’s ultimate foe. First a look at the Third Doctor story, The Mind of Evil. Next we tackle a Big Finish, Seventh Doctor audio, The Master.

    Also, a lot on the plate for our reactions to the news of the week, with some new series announcements, including some potentially good news for the future of the show, and a new delivery service for some of our favorite episodes.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 222 - Scarecrow People

    31 March 2015 (6:27pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes and 26 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show we step away from Doctor Who for a brief moment once again to review material featuring one of our favorite actors who’ve portrayed other characters other than the Doctor. This time its Jon Pertwee’s performance in the other role he made famous, Worzel Gummidge. We’ll give our impressions on his performance in episodes we chose at random.

    Also, a look at the news of the week, including some more exciting announcements from Big Finish.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 221 - Lying in Wait

    24 March 2015 (5:50am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes and 51 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this weeks show, we look back at the 16 year gap in Doctor Who on television, commonly referred to as the Wildness Year. We discuss some of the media that kept Doctor Who on the hearts and minds of fans through the dark times leading up to the show’s return to the airwaves in 2005.

    We also share a retrospective on the return of the series to television and discuss some of the influences on the show even today, A celebration of the 10 years the News Series has been going strong.

    But first, a look at some of the news of the week, including some guest announcements out of L.I. Who happening this year in New York.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Robert’s Blog

    ICT Cosplay Gallifrey Facebook page

    Kcomasterborous.- Big Finish 200 release news



  • Episode 220 - The Two Amys

    18 March 2015 (4:29pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 19 minutes and 48 seconds

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    We are fresh back from all of the weekend excitement of Planet Comicon in Kansas City, Missouri. Hear a recap of our experience at this wonderful convention on this week’s show.

    Also, we had a chance to host a panel at the convention featuring Caitlin Blackwood, the actress who played young Amelia Pond on Doctor Who. And if you listen closely, you might recognize a surprise guest to the panel as well.

    With us out of the loop this week, we have no news to report and react to, but be assured, we will be playing catch-up for next week.

    And, of course…er.. well… there was no feedback either, so, never mind.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 219 - Ice, Ice, Baby

    10 March 2015 (6:13am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 8 minutes and 24 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s podcast, we feature a mini-Adversary Archive with a look at two stories featuring the Ice Warriors.

    First, we revisit the Second Doctor television story The Ice Warriors. Now, we know that we’ve already reviewed this one a while back, but this time we examine it for the first time with the linking animated segments.

    Then, it’s the Fifth Doctor and Peri in the Big Finish audio drama, Red Dawn.

    Also, more sad news this week with the loss of another Doctor Who alum. Plus, more details on what would have been Jenna Coleman’s departure from the show.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 218 - Deja Vu

    2 March 2015 (11:16pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 8 minutes and 21 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show we step away once again from Doctor Who in our monthly “Beyond the Doctor” series and take a look at Second Doctor actor Patrick Troughton in Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. We give our impressions on the 1977 British fantasy film featuring the productions of Ray Harryhausen.

    Also, a look at this week’s news including a pair of deaths in the Sci-Fi world.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 217 - The Unexpected Virtue of Gallifrey One

    24 February 2015 (8:31am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 12 minutes and 38 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show, Shaun and Mel are fresh back from last week’s Gallifrey One Doctor Who convention. They share with us some of the highlights of this year’s con. Also, some special treats for our listeners. Included in this week’s show are interviews with Lee and Sue Cummings of Tiny Rebel Games – the makers of Doctor Who: Legacy, Doctor Who Season 24-26 script editor, Andrew Cartmel and Voice of the Daleks and producer and writer for Big Finish Audio, Nicholas Briggs.

    Also, some discussion from the news of the week.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    (Yes, we know, Keith says Episode 218 )



  • Episode 216 - War is Upon Us

    16 February 2015 (3:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 13 minutes and 53 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show it’s just Keith and Glenn. Shaun is still enjoying the Gallifrey One Doctor Who convention and will return with Mel next week. So, as has become a tradition with us, we are doing a book review this week. This time it’s an outing with the War Doctor and his new companion, Cinder in the novel Engines of War. Keith an I give our impression on this novel by George Mann and published by BBC Doctor Who Books.

    Also, some news of the week, including some exciting news out of Big Finish productions.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Gally Update 2 - The Legacy Of Rassilon

    15 February 2015 (7:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 48 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150Our report from DAY TWO!

    In a joint production with our sister podcast, Shaun and Mel are joined by Mich from the Five(ish) Fangirls podcast with updates from Gallifrey One, the Doctor Who convention happening right now in sunny L.A.

     

    Enjoy!

     

     



  • Gally Update 1 - Within the Constellation of Kasterborous

    14 February 2015 (10:48pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 1 second

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In a joint production with our sister podcast, Shaun and Mel are joined by Mich from the Five(ish) Fangirls podcast with updates from Gallifrey One, the Doctor Who convention happening right now in sunny L.A.

    Here is Day ONE!

     

    Enjoy!

     

     

     



  • Episode 215 - Jason and the Astronauts

    10 February 2015 (6:19am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 22 minutes and 28 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s podcast we review the Fourth Doctor and Leela Big Finish audio, Energy of the Daleks. And then the Fourth Doctor and Leela are paired up again in our second review, the televised story Underworld. We give our impressions on these two stories.

    Also, some news in the toy world. We give our reaction to the official announcement that Doctor Who will finally be coming to LEGO.

    Plus some big news as we learn that the Sixth Doctor will finally be given a regeneration story with the Big Finish audio tentatively titled Last Adventure.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Link mentioned on the show:

    Seasons Of War – An Unofficial Doctor Who Charity Anthology



  • Episode 214 - Red, Red, RED

    2 February 2015 (5:43pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes and 13 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show we take a look at the First Doctor story, The Sensorites. We visit the Sense Sphere and tap into the minds of these characters and give our impression of the story.

    Then, we let you know what we thought of the Big Finish audio play, Red, featuring the Seventh Doctor and Mel.

    Also, another Doctor Who: Legacy tip of the week.

    And, not a lot of news in Doctor Who fandom, however, we’ll give our reactions to the few there are.

    And, of course, your feedback

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 213 - Carry On Vortex

    26 January 2015 (2:38pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes and 10 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s podcast, we put our Doctor Who reviews to one side briefly for something a little bit different. In the first of a series of specials we are calling ‘Beyond the Doctor’ were looking at the William Hartnell acting vehicle, Carry On Sergeant. We’ll review the film and give our impressions on the actor’s take on a role that is different from the one we are very most familiar with in Doctor Who.

    Also, we’ve added a little segment that we hope to continue from time to time. It’s our ‘Doctor Who: Legacy – Tip of the Week”. In this week’s installment, Glenn will have a tip for farming time fragments necessary for leveling up characters in the game.

    Plus, the news of the week, including something of a scoop for us in news coming out of Planet ComicCon with the announcement of another Doctor Who guest.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 212 - Red Ruckus Rising

    20 January 2015 (7:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 47 minutes and 7 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150This week we get a little silly, but take a break in out madness to review a couple of Eighth Doctor stories. In this show, we look at (or listen to, rather) Eight’s break out series by Big Finish, Blood of the Daleks parts 1 and 2. Hear our impressions in the new format of audio drama that was developed for BBC Radio 7.

    And, we discuss our first impressions of new companion, Lucie Miller

    Also, we look at some news of the week, including last minute negotiations between the BBC and Internet streaming service, Netflix.

    Plus, a few more Gallifrey One convention guest announcements.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 211 - Kinda... Sorta...

    13 January 2015 (6:02pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 55 minutes and 25 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s podcast we present another Adversary Archive. this time we explore the Doctor Who villain, The Mara. Included are our reviews of the Fifth Doctor stories, Kinda and Snakedance. We give our impression on these two tales and explore what some consider some of the best Classic Doctor Who availible. Listen as we defend, perhaps for the first time, the character of Tegan Jovanka.

    Also, a look at the news of the week, including more convention guests and updates.

    Plus we tangent a little more than usual this week with discussion of some recent films we’ve seen.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 210 - Peace Negotiations

    6 January 2015 (5:23am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 7 minutes and 52 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s podcast, we tackle two more Big Finish releases. This time with the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa. We’ll give our impressions of the two audio stories, Creatures of Beauty and The Game.

    Also, some more exciting convention news for our region with an announcement at Planet ComicCon in Kansas City in March and Time Eddy in Wichita this October.

    Plus, the usual tangental discussions that you’ve come to expect from The Vortex Boys.

    Oh, and of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 209 - Late Christmas

    2 January 2015 (9:10pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 7 minutes and 24 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150After having to postpone recording due to sickness and work commitments we return after a slightly longer break than normal.

    In this week’s podcast we discuss how our Christmas was, and the Doctor Who goodies we got, also some of the movies we watched over the long time between recordings.

    We also give our thoughts on the 2014 Christmas special “Last Christmas”, and our reaction to some news.

    And last but not least your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Side Trip 15 - A Visit from St. Nick

    25 December 2014 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 1 second

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150Surprise and Merry Christmas! We thought we’d do a little something special for our listeners this year and release our own Christmas special. In this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, the Twelfth Doctor will be visited by Santa Claus. So, we decided to compile our review of four stories where the Doctor has encountered the ‘right jolly ol’ elf” in previous adventures.

    First, a look at the December 1965 TV Comic story featuring the First Doctor called simply, A Christmas Story.

    Then, we review the short story adventure, The Man Who (Nearly) Killed Christmas, featuring the Second Doctor.

    Next, the Third Doctor decides to give Sarah Jane Smith a Christmas treat by introducing her to Kris Kringle in the short story, A Visit from Saint Nicholas.

    And finally, the Eleventh Doctor rescues Santa and Christmas itself in the IDW comic, Silent Knight.

    We hope you enjoy this special Christmas goody to bring you more holiday cheer.

    Merry Christmas!



  • Episode 208 - Short and Sweet

    22 December 2014 (6:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 21 minutes and 43 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s podcast, we pick up and catch up on the final four 50th anniversary ebook short stories, The Beast of Babylon, The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage, Nothing O’Clock and Lights Out. Hear what we liked and disliked about this wrap-up of the line.

    Also, big news (especially for us) in convention guest news. We’ll share some of the big announcements over the past week!

    Plus, more news of the week.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 207 - The Podcast That Never Was

    16 December 2014 (7:12am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 36 minutes and 56 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s podcast, we’ve reached the end of the run of Charlotte Pollard, well.. in the Eighth Doctors run in the Big Finish Main Range, anyway. And so we bid a fond farewell to her in he present state with a review of the audio play The Girl Who Never Was. We’ll give our impressions of this bang-up job of a story (did I tip our hand there?).

    Also, we continue out review of the Titan Comics Doctor Who titles, exploring some more of the Tenth and Eleventh Doctor series.

    Plus, nome news of the week, including a very special con announcement of a guest coming very near to us.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 206 - The Quicker the Fix, the Faster It Breaks

    9 December 2014 (3:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 33 minutes and 50 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show we tackle two more Big Finish audios each featuring The Fifth Doctor, Peri and Erimem. First, we review the audio play, Nekromanteia. Then, we’ll we will share our opinions on the following adventure, The Axis of Insanity.

    Also, we get a special treat from Traveling the Vortex correspondent, Time Lord Ben. He is fresh back from Chicago TARDIS with a full report of the three day event.

    Plus, more convention news and announcements, as well as some of the rumblings in the Doctor Who world of news.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 205 - Everybody Play the Game

    2 December 2014 (6:47pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 27 minutes and 38 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150It’s time for Fun and Games Part 2! In this week’s show (yes, a day late we know) we discuss some of the fun we had reviewing two Doctor Who licensed table top games. First, we look at the Doctor Who version of Yahtzee. Then we go over the Dalek themed board game, Risk. Find out what we thought of a new spin on these classics.

    BUT, before all of that, we also get to our reviews of the Big Finish Seventh Doctor and Mel audio play, Flip-Flop.

    And then, more fun in the works with a review of the first issue of the Titan Twelfth Doctor comic book series.

    Also, we have some news to give our reactions to.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 204 - Two Tickets to Paradise

    24 November 2014 (5:14pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 37 minutes and 51 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s podcast there is a slight change to what was scheduled. First, we do offer up our reviews on the Season 24 Seventh Doctor and Mel story, Paradise Towers. Also, as promised, we dig a little deeper into the background of the Quarks as presented in other media, particularly the TV Comics runs, for a mini Adversary Archive on the Quarks. However, due to some unforeseen circumstances, including but not limited to time constraints, we have pushed off our review of Big Finish’s Seventh Doctor and Mel audio, Flip-Flop.

    Also, in news, we reveal some more convention guests, as well as talk about some comments made by Eighth Doctor actor Peter Capaldi.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 203 - All Hail the Big Talking Bird!

    17 November 2014 (4:14pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 29 minutes and 22 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s podcast, we present another Companion Archive. This time, we explore the lovable big talking penguin, Frobisher. We’ll give our impressions on two Big Finish audios from the Doctor Who Main Range, first The Holy Terror, and second, The Maltese Penguin. We’ll also discuss what we know about Frobisher so far in our experience with the shapeshifting Whifferdill.

    Also, we look at some of the news of the week, including last week’s Children in Need Doctor who clip form the Christmas Special. And, we’ll talk about some upcoming conventions and convention quest announcements.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 202 - Tears in Heaven

    11 November 2014 (6:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 32 minutes and 6 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150The end of Series 8 has arrived, and all too soon in our opinion. This week on the podcast, we give our impressions of the season’s finale, Death in Heaven. We share our reviews on the climactic story setting us up for Christmas to come.

    But, first some convention guest announcements, one particular that came to a surprise to the three of us. Also, we’ll discuss other items in the news of the week.

    Plus, we announce the winners of our Bicentepiversary event. Congratulation to the winners.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 201 - Guess Who's Back

    4 November 2014 (5:53am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 40 minutes and 6 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show we review the penultimate episode of Series 8 of Doctor Who, Dark Water. We’ll give our impressions on the next to last installment of the series, and what we thought of the big reveal at the end.

    Also, not much in news this week, but we do have our reactions to a little news on the home front as far as a Doctor Who convention coming to the midwest.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 200 - Happy Bicentepiversary!

    28 October 2014 (1:53pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 38 minutes and 10 seconds

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    TTVpngIt has arrived. We have reached our 200th show. It seems like only yesterday that we began this quest.

    This week’s podcast includes some celebrating of the momentous occasion.

    But there is still business at hand. So, we share our impressions of In the Forest of the Night.

    Also, some news of the week.

    Oh, and we’ve gone into the prize vault for some give-away goodies, so be sure to listen how you can enter.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 199 - You Can't Get There From Here

    20 October 2014 (3:42pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 48 minutes and 4 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show, we review the latest offering from Series 8, Flatline. We give our impressions of the story as we near the end of this season and forge ahead toward our 200th episode.

    But first, Shaun regales us with an entertaining story of his cross country trip this week, coupled with a few things that Keith and I catch up on.

    Also, as always, we’ll discuss the latest in Doctor Who news, including some details on the extras to be released on this season’s box set.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 198 - 66 Seconds to Live

    14 October 2014 (5:34am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 21 minutes and 9 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150We climb aboard that space faring train known as The Orient Express, to review this week’s offering in Series 8, Mummy on the Orient Express.

    We’ll give our impressions on this week’s program, as well as some of the things we’ve taken away from this season thus far.

    Also, we’ll have a look at the news of the week, including an interesting tie-in to a current member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Lisa’s video reference in this week’s feedback: River Song Confidential



  • Episode 197 - What is the Gestation Period of a Moon Egg?

    7 October 2014 (5:44am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes and 35 seconds

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    TTV-Logo-1400-150x150Doctor: The moon isn't breaking apart, the moon is hatching.
    Clara: Huh?
    Doctor: The moon's an egg.
    Courtney: Is it a chicken?
    Doctor: No!
    Courtney: Because for a chicken to have laid an egg that ...
    Doctor: Courtney, don't spoil the moment!

    In this week’s podcast we ask that very question, among many other silly quandaries. Also, we give our impressions on the game changing episode, Kill the Moon.

    But, before that, we take a look at the news circulating our favorite program, as well as more guest announcements for Gally.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    This month’s Doctor Who Book Club – Traveling the Vortex selection



 
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