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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 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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    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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  • Episode 88 - Daleks In Disguise

    3 September 2012 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes and 54 seconds

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    It’s finally here! The return of Doctor Who to our televisions. But first, we get one more Dalek story out of the way. This week, our review of Day of the Daleks featuring The Third Doctor and Jo Grant.

    Then, the episode we’ve all been waiting for. Our thoughts on Series Seven, Episode One, Asylum of the Daleks, with The Eleventh Doctor and the Ponds. Warning there are spoilers in this review, so if you haven’t watched the episode yet, beware.

    Also, a look at this week’s news…wait what news? DOCTOR WHO IS BACK ON!

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in this show:
    Tough Grit
    “Odd Duck” Phil’s Joker example
    New theme courtesy of Doctor Octoroc on Youtube



  • Episode 87 - The Greatest Show In The Galaxy

    28 August 2012 (4:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 27 minutes and 57 seconds

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    It’s finally here. The wedding bells have rung and the party is over. Now it’s time to sit back and recount the day; The Greatest Show In the Galaxy. But first there are a few things to get out of the way. We share our review of another story of that name, the Seventh Doctor and Ace adventure, The Greatest Show In the Galaxy.

    Also, our reaction to the news of the week, including the first shots of Doctor Who we’ve had in a long time with episode one of the weeklong prequels – “Pond Life”.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    If you missed it last week (Keith) this is the pic Arthur Darvill posted after his burglary.



  • Episode 85 - The Two Podcasters

    20 August 2012 (4:14pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 24 minutes and 6 seconds

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    As Keith and Sarah head off on holiday this week to celebrate their recent nuptials with a well deserved honeymoon, it’ up to Shaun and Glenn to carry on the show ourselves for the week.

    This week, it’s book report time. Shaun reviews the Third Doctor and Sarah Jane novel, Amorality Tale, written by David Bishop. Then, Glenn has a look at the Eighth Doctor story, The Eight Doctors, written by Terrence Dicks.

    Also, our thoughts on the news of the week, and Shaun’s retraction about a certain Bond actor.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Links on this weeks show:
    @SylvesterMcCoy on Twitter
    Chicago TARDIS



  • Episode 85 - Let's Do The Timelash Again

    14 August 2012 (4:57pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 8 minutes and 50 seconds

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    In this weeks episode we visit two Sixth Doctor and Peri stories. First, our heroes are joined by H.G. Wells in the Season 22 story Timelash. Then the Doctor and Peri visit the Museum of Aural Antiquities in the Big Finish audio play Whispers of Terror.

    Lot’s of news this week with some Gallifrey One announcements and even more speculation on the departure (or non-departure) of Matt Smith.

    And of course, your feedback!

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in the show:
    The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One
    Memory Alpha (Trek-WHo references)



  • Episode 84 - Now Boarding Concorde, Golf Alpha Charlie

    6 August 2012 (3:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 13 minutes and 7 seconds

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    In this week’s show a double dose of Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor. First we review the Season 19 finale, Time-Flight with companions Nyssa and Tegan. Next, our thoughts on The Big Finish audio play, WInter for the Adept.

    Also, a surprise casting announcement, a look at the Entertainment Weekly magazine Doctor Who article featuring Matt Smith on the cover, and more than you could possibly care about, about the new Series 7 trailer released this week.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 83 - Mess With the Bull, You Get the Horns

    30 July 2012 (3:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 14 minutes and 8 seconds

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    In this week’s show a look at another Adversary Archive, this time The Nimon.

    First the Fourth Doctor, Romana II and K-9 take on the Nimon in Horns of the Nimon. Then the Eighth Doctor and Charley face down the foe in the Big Finish audio play Seasons Of Fear.

    Plus, a look at what’s going on in the news this week.

    Also, we remember the beautiful and eloquent Mary Tamm who sadly passed away this past week.

    And of course, your feedback. Enjoy!

    Odd Duck Phil’s Exhibit A : Tropical Storm Debby was a storm for the ages



  • Episode 82 - We Built This Forbidden City On Rock 'N' Roll

    23 July 2012 (3:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes and 46 seconds

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    In this week’s show we turn our attention on the Doctor’s greatest enemy for our fifth Adversary Archive featuring the Daleks.

    In this episode we review the Third Doctor televised story, Death To The Daleks, and two Big Finish audio plays, The Apocalypse Element featuring the Sixth Doctor, and The Mutant Phase with the Fifth Doctor.

    Also, a quick rundown of our busy weekend, our thoughts on the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, and the news of the week.

    Oh, and of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Exploration Place – Wichita, KS
    The Doctor Who Experience



  • A Midsummer-Night's Schedule

    22 July 2012 (6:34pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    Coming up on the Vortex… Friday Night Who on 7/27 features the fourth Doctor in “The Horns Of Nimon”

    Our show that week #83 is a Nimon adversary archive, featuring our reviews of “The Horns Of Nimon” and Big Finish #30 “Seasons Of Fear”.

    Starting in August the following week on FNW is fifth Doctor Peter Davison in “Time Flight”.A

    TTV #84 will include our reviews of “Time Flight” and Big Finish #10 “Winter For The Adept”.A

    Sixth Doctor Colin Baker returns to the FNW line up on 8/10 in “Timelash”.

    Our reviews of the sixth Doctor adventures “Timelash”, and Big Finish #3 “Whispers Of Terror” make up our 85th episode of Traveling The Vortex.

    And then in honor of Keith and Sarah’s wedding on the 18th of August, for our Friday Night Who the night before (8/17) we’ll watch Keith’s favorite episode, “Vincent And The Doctor”.

    Keith will be gone on holiday–his honeymoon–the 19th through the 27th, soA TTV #86 will just be Glenn and Shaun with a second set of Book Reviews: Glenn will reviewA The Eight DoctorsA featuring the eighthA Doctor by Terrance Dicks, while Shaun takes a stab at Amorality TaleA by David Bishop featuring the third Doctor.

    Beyond that we’re in a state of flux while we wait for an official start date for series seven (though we believe it to be on or about the 25th.) A We’ll play the next few weeks by ear until such time as a official release date comes down the pipe.



  • Episode 81 - The Croutons

    16 July 2012 (4:10pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes and 54 seconds

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    Another episode hits the feed, this time we have a little fun with our review of the Second Doctor story, The Krotons. One of the final outings for Jamie, Zoe, and The Doctor, the Krotons was released in North America on DVD for the first time just this week.

    Then a review of the Big Finish audio play The Land of the Dead, featuring the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa.

    Also, San Diego Comic-Con was in the news this week with lot’s of Doctor Who presence throughout. A look at some of the panels that Team TARDIS members turned up on over the weekend.

    And of course your feedback. Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in this week’s show:

    Sonic Screwdriver TV Remote
    Comic-Con Goodness

    Oh, and something mentioned to Shaun in the show was “It’s not for you!” This is where it comes from. WARNING – DOES CONTAIN ADULT THEMES AND STRONG LANGUAGE.
    The Shag-A-Rant: It’s Not For You



  • Episode 80 - All Things Shada

    10 July 2012 (4:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 36 minutes and 9 seconds

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    We’ve been promising a review of Shada and the time has finally come. This week we look at, Shada – The Novel, Shada – The VHS reconstruction, Shada – The Big Finish audio and BBCi webisode, and Shada – The Flamethrower (The kids love this one.)

    Also, a look at one really cool bit of news, the sonic screwdriver t.v. remote control. Yes, it’s as cool as it sounds.

    Plus your feed back!

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in the show:
    Spaceballs
    Doctor Who – Dark Eyes – Box Set
    Starburst Magazine article on Ian Levine’s Shada
    Starburst Magazine article reviewing Ian Levine’s Shada



  • Episode 79 - Prognosticating Podcasters

    2 July 2012 (3:18pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 23 minutes and 24 seconds

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    In this week’s episode we take an “evening newscast” look at things as we review the remarkable Torchwood: Children of Earth mini-series. We go almost step by step through the monumental television event that changed the series and mood of the Whonivers on the whole.

    Also, a bit of serendipity, (or perhaps we just channeled our inner fortune tellers powers) as Dr. Phil points out that CERN is about to announce the Higgs boson or “God Particle” has been found. A bit spooky, huh?

    Plus, a look at other things making news in Doctor Who including some speculation on a possible start date for Series 7.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    UPDATE: It was brought to our attention that the feed was not updating yesterday (thanks Dr. Phil). The problem should now be resolved. Sorry for any inconvience this caused our listeners.

    UPDATE 2: Here’s David Warners IMDb page, for those interested, we forgot to post it…

    David Warner – IMDb

    Other links mentioned on the show:

    Torchwood: Children of Earth – Gwen’s Speech
    Stephen King Fancast



  • Episode 78 - Now With Higgs Particle

    25 June 2012 (3:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 2 minutes and 32 seconds

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    In this week’s episode we review The Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane story (and one of Shaun’s favorites) The Android Invasion.

    Then, in a lead up to next week’s Torchwood Series three review, we give our thoughts on the BBC audio play, Torchwood – Lost Souls.

    Also, we have another review from our UK correspondent Philip Malkin on The 11th Hour, the three day convention last weekend in Birmingham, England.

    And, of course, we’ll have a look at this week’s news and your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Doctor Who Monsters Invade Cardiff
    TARDIS in Mindcraft video

    Pictures from The 11th Hour convention:

    Picture from Soonercon in OKC:



  • Episode 77 - What a Wonderful Butler, He's So Violent!

    18 June 2012 (3:23pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 56 minutes and 22 seconds

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    In this week’s episode, we take a look at the Classic Doctor Who story, City of Death starring the Fourth Doctor and Romana II. We give our reviews on this David Fisher, Douglas Adams and Graham Williams collaboration.

    Also, a report on The 11th Hour, the three day convention this past weekend in Birmingham, England.

    Plus, a look at some other news, and of course your feedback!

    And stick around after our review as Dr. Phil Serna takes us through the music of City of Death.

    Enjoy!

    The 11th Hour Convention
    Adventures in Time, Space, and Music

    And as mentioned, Sarah’s award winning duck!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



  • Episode 76 - Siri, Why Won't You Speak To Me?

    11 June 2012 (2:21pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes and 12 seconds

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    A short one this week as we take a look at the six part The Keys of Marinus story featuring the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Susan. Then we give the Fifth Doctor and Turlough a listen in the Big Finish audio drama, Phantasmagoria. And Keith gives a full review of the Playstation 3 game, Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock.

    Also, some discussion about Shaun’s new dream job, and a certain publicity photo that was released this week by the BBC.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 75 - Book Reports

    4 June 2012 (4:36pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 14 minutes and 55 seconds

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    This week we take a break from the electronic media delivery of Doctor Who and turn to the novels.

    First, Glenn reviews “The Crooked World” by Steve Lyons starring the 8th Doctor. Then, Shaun takes on the 9th Doctor story “Only Human” written by Gareth Roberts. And finally, Keith has a review of “The Story of Martha” by Dan Abnett (and others) featuring Martha and the 10th Doctor. *WARNING THERE WILL BE SPOLIERS*

    Also a look at the week’s news including some Galley announcements, and of course your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    The Sidekick Cast



  • Episode 74 - Patience of the Daleks

    28 May 2012 (7:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 48 minutes and 14 seconds

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    Here it is, the latest episode of Traveling the Vortex. This week, another Adversary Archive featuring the Doctor’s greatest enemy – The Daleks. We look at the Dalek War box set featuring Frontier in Space and Planet of the Daleks starring the Third Doctor and Jo Grant. then we travel forward and review the Big Finish audio The Genocide Machine featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace.

    Plus this week’s news (with a surprise guest anchor) and of course your feed back.

    Enjoy!

    And here’s the lioness trying to eat a baby video mentioned in the podcast…http://youtu.be/RkpEqAeJtQM



  • Episode 73 - The Rogues & Renegades of Rassilon

    23 May 2012 (3:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 17 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Late again this week, but it’s finally here. In this week’s episode of Traveling the Vortex, we look back over the last few weeks of stories reviewed and focus on the rogues and renegades of Doctor Who. We focus our attention on The Meddling Monk, The War Chief, Omega, The Master, and The Rani. Also how The Doctor, and perhaps even Rassilon fit this title.

    Also, our take on the news of the week, and of course your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    As we laughed about for quite a while in this week’s episode….a Chimp surprises twins at a zoo



  • Episode 72 - Marmite and the Rani

    14 May 2012 (1:14pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 12 minutes and 51 seconds

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    In this week’s episode we explore another Adversary Archive, this time with a look at The Rani. We review two classic stories, first the Sixth Doctor’s encounter with The Rani in The Mark of the Rani. Then we tackle the Seventh Doctor’s first story in Time and the Rani.

    Then stick around after our portion for a look at the music of these two stories, brought to you by Dr. Phil from Adventures In Time, Space and Music Podcast.

    Also, a look at this week’s news, and lots of feedback from our listeners this week.

    Enjoy!

     

    As mentioned in Mark’s feedback, the Marmite Rice Cakes!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



  • Episode 71 - Your Horoscope for Today

    8 May 2012 (4:27pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 1 minute and 3 seconds

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    On this week’s episode of Traveling the Vortex, we take a brief step out of the time vortex for a review of The Sarah Jane Smith Adventures, Series 2.

    Also, it was superhero day for Keith and Shaun with a weekend trip to Omaha, Nebraska for Comic Book Day to meet “fake” Adam Baldwin (they swear he was real, but I’m still skeptical) then back to Topeka for a screening of The Avengers on the night of the “Super Moon”.

    Also, a little spoiler action, as we talk Daleks in the new series. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!

    And of course your (er, Holly’s) feedback. Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in the show:
    AnimeNebaskon Novemeber 2-4, 2012
    Gareth Roberts on Twitter – @OldRoberts953
    Clark Gregg on Twitter – @clarkgregg



 
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