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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:
402
Average Episode Duration:
1:30:31
Longest Episode Duration:
3:39:04
Total Duration of all Episodes:
25 days, 6 hours, 30 minutes and 0 seconds
Earliest Episode:
21 September 2017 (1:12am GMT)
Latest Episode:
18 September 2017 (3:26pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
6 days, 2 hours, 6 minutes and 28 seconds

Traveling the Vortex Episodes

  • Episode 130 - To Sir Keith, With Love

    25 June 2013 (3:32pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 1 second

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    ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s show we examine what might be one of the best stories of the Jon Pertwee era of Doctor Who, Inferno. We’ll give our impressions on this multi-part story.

    Plus, a look back over Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor era, narrowing down which story speaks for his time as the Doctor and why.

    Also, a look at this week’s biggest news stories, including the ongoing “missing episodes recovered” saga.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Mentioned in the show:

    To hear and follow along with RegenerEIGHT: The Great Movie Re-Watch! that took place on June 23, a replay of the stream can be found here.

    Google+



  • Episode 129 - Abracadabra

    18 June 2013 (12:44pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes and 58 seconds

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    ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s episode we continue our celebration of the Fifth Doctor with three reviews. First a look at the fifth installment of the IDW comic Prisoners of Time. Next, our opinions on the next part of the Big Finish / Audio GO production of Destiny of the Doctors: Smoke and Mirrors. Then we review the look at the Fifth Doctor era in the latest Doctor Who – The Doctor Revisited.

    Also, some really neat news with the announcement from Daphne Ashbrook’s Official site, featuring a netwide watch-along of Doctor Who the Movie (details in the link below) and the rumors of more missing episodes found and soon to be seen on the release horizon.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    RegenerEIGHT: The Great Movie Re-Watch



  • Side Trip 5 - Star Trek 102

    13 June 2013 (1:32pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 34 minutes and 2 seconds

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    ttv 1400 anniStepping away from Doctor Who for a moment, Shaun graces us with another in depth look at the Star Trek Universe.

    He picks up where he left off with on the last Side Trip, this time examining the Star Trek feature films with the original crew, and the two recent movies with J.J. Abrams at the helm.

    Once again, going where no ONE has ever gone before…. or not.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 128 - Her Majesty, The Doctor

    10 June 2013 (2:41pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes and 42 seconds

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    ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s show we look at the Fifth Doctor story, Planet of Fire, as we say goodbye to Turlough and hello to the stunning Peri. Then we continue the adventure with Five and Peri in the Big Finish audio story, Eye of the Scorpion.

    Also, a little announcement from the Vortex Boys regarding the next Doctor and a look at other items in the news this week.

    And of course, your feedback!

    Enjoy!

    Doctor Who DVDs Going Out of Print



  • Episode 127 - The Church of Serendipity

    3 June 2013 (3:23pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 1 second

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    ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s show we take a step back into the Divergent Universe for another couple of adventures with the Eighth Doctor, Charlie and C’rizz. First a review of The Faith Stealer and then The Last, both are Big Finish Audio Adventures.

    Also, as you may know, there was some huge news this week to make up for the lack of it last week. Find out our impressions of the the bog announcement that Matt Smith is, in deed, leaving the series soon.

    Plus a Gallefry One update, with some new guest announcements.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 126 - The History Of Coffee

    29 May 2013 (4:38pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 22 minutes and 42 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In 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!

    Links mentioned on this program:

    Clarence and the Whispermen



  • Episode 125 - Humma Kavula!

    22 May 2013 (5:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 0 minutes and 7 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200*SPOILER WARNING* If you haven’t seen Star Trek Into Darkness, at the warning point around the 31:42 mark, skip ahead about 35:35:10 to the 1:07:21 mark to avoid leaning some of its secrets. *SPOILER WARNING*

    In this week’s episode we finally get review the last episode of the season for Doctor Who, The Name of the Doctor. We’ll talk about the epic ending to Series 7b.

    But first, step away from the world of Doctor Who and review the new film, Star Trek Into Darkness. Mind the spoiler above if you haven’t seen it. Then we take a look at the Star Trek/Doctor Who comic crossover, Assimilation 2.

    Also, some big news to discuss.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned on this week’s show:

    Old Spock – New Spock Audi commercial



  • Episode 124 - We've Got A Golden Ticket!

    14 May 2013 (11:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 40 minutes and 40 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In this week’s episode, we take a look at the classic story, Revenge of the Cybermen, featuring the Fourth Doctor, Harry, and Sarah Jane. Then the penultimate epsiode as the countdown to the end of Series 7 winds to a close, with our review of Nightmare in Silver.

    Also, some spoiler cautions for our fans as we talk about the huge blunder that was made with preorder copies of Series 7B in Blu ray.

    We will look at the rest of the news this week, and of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 123 - Brave Heart, Clara

    7 May 2013 (4:14am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes and 26 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In this week’s show we have a look at the lastest episode, The Crimson Horror. Also a review of the Fourth Doctor comic story, Prisoners of Time issue 4. And as an added bonus, our thoughts on Iron Man 3 which released in the USA this weekend.

    Also, some more non-news.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in this show:

    For those who can help our listener Ruth, here are the links mentioned in her feedback.
    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/blindness-is-not-an-acceptable-side-effect
    http://ruthscreations.blogspot.com



  • Episode 122 - Journey to the Centre of Shaun's Mind

    29 April 2013 (4:59pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes and 46 seconds

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    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 area 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.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 121 - Birds Do It, Bees Do It

    22 April 2013 (2:27pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 24 minutes and 47 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In this week’s show we do a little paranormal investigation into the latest episode of Doctor Who, Hide. We’ll give our varied views on the 4th installment of Series 7B.

    Plus, a look at the IDW Prisoners of Time issue number 3. And finally our review of the newest Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctors – Vengeance of the Stones.

    Also, our reaction to news of the conformed name of the last episode of this series, The Name of the Doctor, and other announcements.

    And of course, your feedback!

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 120 - The Most Important Show In History

    15 April 2013 (4:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 1 second

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In this week’s program, its a two-for-one special. Because of our massive Planet ComiCon special last week, this week we tackle the reviews of two episodes, The Rings of Akhaten and The Cold War. Find out what we thought of the two stories and whether we agree or not with much of fandom.

    Also, a little bit of news concerning the return if a certain character in the 50th Anniversary Special.

    And of course, your feedback (and there is LOTS of it this week, so get comfortable).

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in this week’s show:

    cj’s notebook – Librarian in the TARDIS – The Project Begins



  • Episode 119 - Planet ComiCon 2013

    8 April 2013 (2:57pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 13 minutes and 39 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In this week’s episode we land at Kansas City’s Number One Comic Book and Pop Culture Convention, Planet ComiCon. No reviews this week, just us talking about the fun and adventurous weekend.

    Also, joining us on this trip, is the lovely Daphne Ashbrook who plays Grace Halloway along side the Eight Doctor in Doctor Who: The Movie.

    But first, our reactions to some of the news of the week, and of course your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Daphne Ashbrook official site

    Josh Adams official site

    Planet ComiCon official site



  • Episode 118 - Why Don't I Have the Internet?

    1 April 2013 (4:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 13 minutes and 35 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In this week’s episode we zero in on one thing this week, and that is the return of Doctor Who to our television sets. This week a look at The Bells of Saint John. Our review of the episode as well as some of the surprises that were in store for us this week.

    Also, a look at some big news regarding the 50th anniversary special.

    And of course, your feedback!

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 117 - The Second Doctor In Review

    26 March 2013 (1:14pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 35 minutes and 28 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200After a slight delay, this week’s show is now on the feeds. In this episode, we get a little long winded and discuss the Second Doctor’s era. This is our 50th anniversary retrospective on the Patrick Troughton era, and Second Doctor materials, starting with a trip to the Land of Fiction in The Mind Robber.

    Then, Frazer Hines takes the reins and a turn as the Doctor, sort of, with the Big Finish and AudioGO adventure Doctor Who – Shadow of Death.

    And finally we wrap up the review portion with the second story in the IDW comic series Doctor Who – Prisoner of Time.

    Sorry, this is a long one this week.

    Then a look back at the entire run of the Second Doctor, including our picks for the story that best represents the Second Doctor.

    Also, a look at some of the news of the week.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    io9 March TV Madness Bracket
    Doctor Who Reprint Society



  • Episode 116 - Hitting a Nerva

    18 March 2013 (6:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 1 minute and 4 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In this week’s episode we travel not once, but twice to Space Station Nerva, for not one but two Fourth Doctor adventures. First, a trip with Harry and Sarah Jane in the story The Arc In Space. Then we are joined by Leela for the Big Finish Audio adventure, Destination Nerva.

    Also, a new announcement involving our involvement in next month’s Planet ComiCon in Kansas City.

    And as always, we’ll give our reation to the news of the weeks.

    And of course, your feedback!

    Enjoy!

    Bagpipes and Uilleann Pipes Duet



  • Episode 115 - Karma Kamelion

    11 March 2013 (3:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 24 minutes and 33 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In this week’s episode, we flashback to the Fifth Doctor’s era with two stories. First, he’s joined by Tegan and Turlough for an adventure to 13th century England for The King’s Demons. Then we travel even further back, this time with Nyssa as we land on Traken for the Big Finish audio story, Primeval.

    Also, a look at the second installment in The Doctor’s Revisited series airing this year on BBC America, this time with a focus on the Second Doctor’s era.

    Plus, an update (sort of) on Gallifrey One registration, and other topics of interest in the news.

    And, of course, your feedback!

    Enjoy!

    Star Wars News Is Driving Everyone Crazy



  • Episode 114 - Duncan MacGregor's Traveling Bagpipe Band

    4 March 2013 (4:11pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 38 minutes and 30 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In this week’s episode we continue our 50th Anniversary plans, first with a review of the First Doctor story "The Reign Of Terror".

    Then, our First Doctor retrospective. Looking back at the stories we’ve reviewed so far, we give our impressions on the era, and each choose one story that really sums up the First Doctor as a whole.

    Also, some discussion about bagpipes.

    Plus, a look at the week’s news, and our impressions on what could be the most over blown summation of an interview ever.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    The Uncanny Valley



  • Episode 113 - Happiness Through Acceptance

    25 February 2013 (3:54pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes and 45 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In this week’s episode we head back to the Divergent Universe and travel with The Doctor, Charley and C’rizz through the Big Finish audio asdventures, The Natural History of Fear and The Twilight Kingdom.

    Also, a big announcement from Planet Comicon and our involvement in the event.

    And, right off of this year’s Oscars, you can bet we have a little something to say about that as well.

    Oh, and lest we forget, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    cj’s notebook (Chrissy’s Blog)
    Vintage Stock – Metcalf



  • Episode 112 - For Those Left Behind (Gallifrey One 2013 Wrap-up)

    20 February 2013 (4:46pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 23 minutes and 58 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In this week’s show, Glenn, Shaun and Mel return from The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One – the big Doctor Who convention in sunny Los Angeles, California. We recount stories of our adventure out west to celebrate our favorite show with 3,500 of our closest friends.

    But not before getting some big news stories out of the way this week.

    And, of course, your feedback!

    Enjoy!



  • Gally 2013 Update 4 - Say Goodbye to Gallifrey

    18 February 2013 (9:49am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 55 minutes and 46 seconds

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    In this final update from Gallifrey One Shaun, Mel & Chrissy discuss the final day of the convention.

    Gallifrey 2013 | The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One

     

     

     



  • Gally 2013 Update 3 - Better In Person

    17 February 2013 (7:29pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes and 2 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200

     

    In this Gally 2013 update, Glenn & Shaun are joined again by Mel & Chrissy to talk about Saturday at the con.

    Gallifrey 2013 | The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One

     

     



  • Gally 2013 Update 2 - Breakfast at Tiffany's

    17 February 2013 (8:17am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 13 minutes and 49 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In this Gally update, Shaun & Glenn are joined by Mel & Chrissy to discuss Friday’s con festivities.

    Gallifrey 2013 | The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One



  • Gally 2013 Update 1 - Let's All Go To The Lobby

    15 February 2013 (10:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 21 minutes and 31 seconds

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    Shaun is joined by Mel and special guest…listener Chrissy for the first official Gally update!

    They discuss their first day at the con, specifically Lobbycon!

    Gallifrey 2013 | The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One

     

     

     

     



  • Gally 2013 Prequel - Universal Studios Hollywood

    15 February 2013 (9:16pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 37 minutes and 49 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In your first Gally 2013 update Shaun is joined by Mel to discuss their pre-Gally adventures in Universal Studios Hollywood.

    Gallifrey 2013 | The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One

     



  • Episode 111 - Recreational Recreation

    11 February 2013 (6:09pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 59 minutes and 50 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In this week’s episode of Traveling the Vortex, we have a review of Doctor Who: Hunters of Earth the first in Audio GO and Big Finish’s Destiny of the Doctor series. The story features the First Doctor and Susan and features Carol Ann Ford reading the story.

    Then, we review the Forth Doctor and Romana II story, The Leisure Hive.

    Plus, lots of convention announcements, and the latest news.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Planet Comicon
    Chicago TARDIS
    Gallifrey 2013 | The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One



  • Episode 110 - Scarydreamtime

    6 February 2013 (5:08pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes and 28 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200Now that many of us here at Traveling the Vortex are on the mend, we are able to bring you this week’s show. A little different this time, with a fan approach. This week we hear from some of the founding members of the Kansas City Time Lord Society for a discussion of the grass roots fan group and some of the up coming Planet Comicon in April. Then we welcome Doctor Who fan and cosplayer, Quiana who shares with us her passion for costuming as her favorite characters.

    Also, as promised, a review of the first issue in the IDW series, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time. And a look at the recently aired Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited from BBC America.

    And of course, some news and your feedback!

    Enjoy!

    P.S. Thanks for all the get well wishes throughout the week!

    Kansas City Time Lord Society on Facebook



  • Episode 109 - Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

    30 January 2013 (2:22am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 2 minutes and 35 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In this week’s episode we put on our happy faces and smile through a review of the Seventh Doctor story, The Happiness Patrol. Then we escape to Germany and again join the Seventh Doctor and Ace for the Big Finish audio story, Colditz.

    Also, we discuss some exciting news for the Vortex Boys, with the announcement of our live podcast panel at Planet Comicon. But it doesn’t stop there. We’ll talk about Shaun and Glenn’s involvement at Gallifrey One this year as well.

    And more news, and of course your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    KC Planet Comicon
    The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One



  • Episode 108 - Technical Difficulties

    21 January 2013 (4:51pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 44 minutes and 8 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In the week’s episode, we wade through a mess of technical problems, to bring you our reviews of The Fourth Doctor and Romana story, Nightmare of Eden. Then we battle through the buzz to give our impression of the Big Finish audio adventure, The One Doctor.

    Also, a look at some Galley guests, and the Janet Fielding benefit function, “Project Motor Mouth”.

    And, of course, your feedback!

    Enjoy!

    Project Motor Mouth
    The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One



  • Episode 107 - Walkin' Round In Circles

    14 January 2013 (4:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 47 minutes and 58 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200This week’s episode takes us back to the Paul McGann era in Doctor Who, with the Big Finish audio plays, #52 "Scherzo" and #53 "The Creed Of The Kormon".

    Our views on these, the first of the Doctor’s adventures in the Divergent Universe with faithful companion Charley.

    Plus, some news including guest announcements for Chicago TARDIS and a little closer to home at Planet ComiCon.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Nerdy Baker’s Blog
    What Do You Mean, It Wasn’t Made on Drugs? (from tvtropes.org)
    Sesame Street – Elmo goes “Round and Round in Circles”



  • Episode 106 - Devils and Wolves

    7 January 2013 (4:29pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 6 minutes and 13 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In this week’s show wer join the Fifth Doctor on two adventures. First is the televised story, The Awakening, featuring companions Tegan and Turlough. Next is the Big Finish audio, Loups-Garoux this time with just Turlough and the Doctor.

    Also, some news about 11 e-short stories being published on-line to accompany the 50th anniversary year and featuring every Doctor. This month’s announced author can be found on the Doctor Who Facebook page.

    And, of course you feed back, preceded by a “new and improved” feedback jingle hot off the presses from Shaun. You might be familiar with the tune.

    Enjoy!

    Links to some of the exciting stuff by Dr. Phil and The Well-Tempered Schism.

    You can hear them on SoundCloud – https://soundcloud.com/welltemperedschism
    You can see a couple live videos at their YouTube page, on Facebook, on Twitter & their website at http://www.welltemperedschism.com/



  • Episode 105 - Coming Soon - Strax!

    2 January 2013 (6:47pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 47 minutes and 0 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200After many delays we present our end-of-the-year/beginning-of-the-year show. In this week’s episode a look at the long awaited Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Snowmen

    Our review of the story and reaction to an article Shaun brought up last week on how Steven Moffat treats women characters in the series.

    Also, some sad news with the passing of a composer.

    And, of course, your feedback!

    Enjoy!

    Ravelry.com (sign-in account required)
    Adventures in Time Space and Music



  • Episode 104 - Between Now and Now

    27 December 2012 (6:59pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 56 minutes and 55 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200Glenn is back from holiday and just in time, too. First, the Odd Couple managed to pull the podcast off last week with only a few minor issues, but it’s good to have the whole team back together.

    In this week’s episode we tackle another Adversary Archive: The Master 2.0. We review the Third Doctor story, The Time Monster, followed by the Seventh Doctor Big Finish Audio adventure, Dust Breeding.

    Also, Glenn talks about his trip to Walt Disney World (sorry for the length) and we give our reaction to the news of the week, including a guest announcement for Gallifrey One.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in this week’s show:

    The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One
    Pacific Rim trailer
    Geekquality.com Moffat post



  • Episode 103 - The Odd Couple

    19 December 2012 (7:48am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 43 minutes and 56 seconds

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    NEW_TTV_LOGO_200In this week’s Episode of Traveling the Vortex, Glenn is on holiday, and leaves the show to Keith and Shaun, so we review books!

    Shaun reads Apollo 23 by Justin Richards, and Keith reviews Touched By An Angel by Johnathan Morris.

    We also tackle a decent amount of news, including our reaction to the prequel “Vastra Investigates”

    And of course your feedback!

    Michelle’s Youtube video feedback: The Last Frontier: A Sci-Fi Film Tribue



  • Episode 102 - Fantastic Voyage

    10 December 2012 (4:24pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 11 minutes and 17 seconds

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    In this week’s episode of Traveling the Vortex, we tackle another Companion Archive with a focus on everyone’s favorite tin dog, K-9. In this show, our reviews of the Fourth Doctor, Leela, and K-9 stories, The Invisible Enemy and The Sun Makers. Shaun has been touting his love for the first story, and tells us why it is such a wonderful story. Also, learn about the Shaun’s very own mechanical “man’s best friend” from his childhood.

    Also, a look at this week news, including an announcement the Ian McKellen joins the cast of the Doctor Who Christmas special: The Snowmen.

    And of course, your feedback!

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 101 - Blathering Blathereen

    3 December 2012 (6:22pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 20 minutes and 5 seconds

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    In this week’s episode we take a departure from Doctor Who (well, somewhat) to review the third season of The Sarah Jane Adventures. Our review of the whole series, story by story.

    Also, our reaction and input in news out this week about Jenna-Louise Coleman and how her character in Asylum of the Daleks relates (or doesn’t relate rather) to the rest of Series 7.

    And of course your feedback. Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in this week’s show:

    The Doctor Who Adventure Calendar

    Saxon evidence in Love and Monsters (Thanks Michelle)
    The Blonde Girl – Fan fiction that uses Sarah Jane stories and adapts them for Rose Tyler



  • Episode 100 - Happy Epiversary!

    26 November 2012 (4:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 17 minutes and 7 seconds

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    In this week’s episode we review… oh wait… in this week’s episode we spend the entire show talking about ourselves. That’s right, it’s been 100 weeks and that means 100 episodes, so this week a look at our favorite subject, US! Join us for a retrospective of the last 2 years.

    But, it wouldn’t be a show without a look at some news of the week.

    And, of course, lots and lots of your feedback.

    Enjoy, and here’s to 100 more!

    Gallifrey 2012

    Michelle cosplaying as Romana II from City of Death posing with Cynthia Loyst and Teddy Wilson at Fan Expo Canada.



  • Episode 99 - Luftballoons

    19 November 2012 (3:32pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 4 minutes and 5 seconds

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    In this week’s episode, we break out the Raid and prepare for our review of the First Doctor story, The Web Planet. Following that, a look at Big Finish audio #5 – The Fearmonger.

    Also, a look at the news of the week, including a Gallifrey One announcement, award contention, and The ebook Doctor Who: The Angels Kiss, has a voice for the audio version.

    And, our take on the recently released Christmas special prequel and trailer.

    And of ourse, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned on this week’s show:

    Doctor Who: ‘The First Question’ – The Extended Cut – 50th Anniversary Trailer (HD)



  • Episode 98 - Gutters and You: A How To Guide

    12 November 2012 (3:27pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 6 minutes and 24 seconds

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    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.

    Enjoy!

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



  • Episode 97 - Zagreus Sits Inside Your Head

    5 November 2012 (5:56pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 15 minutes and 22 seconds

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    In this week’s episode, after a delay of a few weeks, we finally share our review of the Big Finish audio title, Neverland. And following shortly on the heals of that drama comes the 50th story in the line and a tribute to 40 years of Doctor who with the story, Zagreus. Warning, its a long one!

    Also, we will have a look at some special announcements coming out of Chicago TARDIS and Gallifrey One. And some interesting news that really no one besides Shaun cares about.

    And of course, your feedback!

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in the show:

    Chicago TARDIS
    Gallifrey 2013 | The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One

    Brenda and the Grammy



  • Episode 96 - The Talons of What the Heck?

    29 October 2012 (4:17pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 2 minutes and 14 seconds

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    In this week’s episode, its some spooky Halloween fun… well okay, maybe not, but we are reviewing, often fan favorite, The Talons of Weng-Chiang. Our reviews might surprise you as we attempt to go against the norm, at the risk of losing our Whovian cards.

    Also, we’ll have a look at the news happening in the Doctor Who Universe.

    And of course, your feedback!

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 95 - Oz the Great and Terrible

    22 October 2012 (2:59pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 1 second

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    In this week’s episode, we venture back to the First Doctor’s era and join he, Ian and Barbara as they meet their newest companion, Vicki. Listen as we review the two stories The Rescue and The Romans and give our impressions on what is arguably a nexus point in the character of the Doctor.

    Also, a look at the stories making news this week, including a release announcement for the story, Shada, finally coming to DVD.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned on the show:

    Project Motor Mouth
    Doctor Who cast sings A Christmas Carol
    The Doctor Who Cast Sing the Confidential Song
    TARDIS trio sing Bohemian Rhapsody
    John Barrowman Sings the Doctor Who Theme



  • Episode 94 - You've Lost Your Eyes

    15 October 2012 (2:05pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 52 minutes and 57 seconds

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    In this week’s episode of Traveling the Vortex, we revisit the Eighth Doctor and Charley in two Big Finish audio plays, Embrace the Darkness and The Time of the Daleks. As you know, we had scheduled one more Big Finish audio, but life does sometimes get in the way, not allowing us to meet certain commitments and time got away from Shaun this week. So, we have moved our review of Neverland off for a month, and will pair it up later with the story Zagreus.

    Also, we will have a look at some items making news this week, and of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned on the show:
    More guest announced for Gallifrey 2012 – The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One



  • Episode 93 - There's A Sonic App For That

    8 October 2012 (2:22pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes and 22 seconds

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    In this week’s episode we review the Fifth Doctor classic story, The Visitation. This is the story that said goodbye to the sonic screwdriver for more than 10 years until its return in Doctor Who: The Movie. Which brings us to the second part of this week’s show. A look at the age old debate over the sonic screwdriver and its usage in the series, especially that of the new series.

    Also, “Doctor Who is still not on” as Shaun would say in this weeks news.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned on the show:

    Sonic Screwdriver (The reason it’s been banned from action film)
    Ratchet & Clank



  • Episode 92 - The Pond Goodbye

    2 October 2012 (1:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 26 minutes and 0 seconds

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    And do one more thing for me. There’s a little girl waiting in a garden. She’s going to wait a long while so she’s going to need a lot of hope. Go to her. Tell her a story. Tell her that if she’s patient, the days are coming that she’ll never forget. Tell her she’ll go to sea and fight pirates. She’ll fall in love with a man who’ll wait two thousand years to keep her safe. Tell her she’ll give hope to the greatest painter that’ll ever live. And save a whale in outer space. Tell her this is the story of Amelia Pond and this is how it ends.”

    We bid farewell to the Ponds in this week’s show with a sad send off and a review of the mid season fanale, The Angels Take Manhattan. We take a quick look back at the season so far, and speculate on where it’s headed in the future.

    Also, some news of the week including the upcoming book, ‘Angel’s Kiss’, which tells the story of Melody Malone, a lonely award for Doctor Who: The Gunpowder Plot adventure game, and the Doctor Who ultimate DVD set.

    And as of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 91 - The Power of Three Podcasters

    24 September 2012 (4:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 54 minutes and 22 seconds

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    The first half of Series Seven is drawing to a close, but not before an in-depth look at the character of the Ponds. In this week’s episode, we take a look at the Eleventh Doctor story, “The Power of Three”.

    But first a look back at another UNIT story, and the Brig’s last Doctor Who “proper”, Battlefield.

    And some sad news in the Doctor Who world, the announcement by Janet Fielding that she has been diagnosed with cancer. Our reaction to the news.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in this week’s show:
    Tough Grit (TV show)
    Vintage Stock
    Fatboy Robert – Geek: Remixed
    TARDIS Tweets
    Not Entirely Incoherent (Alex’s blog)
    cj’s notebook (Chrissy’s blog)



  • Episode 90 - The Wild, Wild West

    17 September 2012 (3:11pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 43 minutes and 9 seconds

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    So fill up your glasses
    And join in the song
    The Law’s right behind you
    And it won’t take long.
    So come, you coyotes,
    And howl at the moon
    Till there’s blood upon the sawdust
    In “The Last Chance” Saloon.

    Howdy partners! In this week’s episode we take a look at one of Glenn’s favorite genres – the western, with two tales of gun slingin’, ballad singin’, rootin’ tootin’ Doctor Who stories.

    We take a shot at the First Doctor adventure in Tombstone, Arizona in The Gunfighters. Then we meet face to face in the dusty old street with the newest Eleventh Doctor outing, A Town Called Mercy.

    Also, Shaun and Keith regale us with their trip to Kansas City or Con X, and Doctor Who Day at Vintage Stock.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Con X – Kansas City



  • Episode 89 - Jurassic Ark

    10 September 2012 (2:21pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 18 minutes and 22 seconds

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    Week two of NEW WHO and we return with our review of Dinosaurs On a Spaceship. But first a look at the Classic Doctor Who story featuring those prehistoric beasts, Invasion of the Dinosaurs.

    Also a look at the new of the week, including a certain show runner who has gone dark on his Twitter account. Plus some awards nominations out this week.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Kansas Book Festival



  • Side Trip 4 - Star Trek 101

    8 September 2012 (3:56pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 31 minutes and 0 seconds

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    As promised some time ago, Shaun has recorded a helpful guide for those who wanted a crash course in all things Star Trek. And what better day to coincide our release with than the 46th Anniversary of Star Trek itself.

    So sit back and enjoy this Side Trip presentation put together by Shaun…. going where no podcast has ever gone before (well any of the ones on Traveling the Vortex, anyway.)

    Cheers!



  • Side Trip 3 - Our Holiday with the Gringo Killer

    6 September 2012 (10:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 41 minutes and 40 seconds

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    As promised in Episode 87, here is Keith & Sarah’s recount of their time on holiday.

    They embarked on a trip to New Orleans to board a cruise ship to go to Progresso, Yucatan and Cozumel for their honeymoon.

    We hope you enjoy!

     

     

    The video of the kids dancing at the church in Progresso:

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