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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:
395
Average Episode Duration:
1:30:55
Longest Episode Duration:
3:39:04
Total Duration of all Episodes:
24 days, 22 hours, 34 minutes and 17 seconds
Earliest Episode:
6 January 2011 (8:03am GMT)
Latest Episode:
31 July 2017 (3:20pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
6 days, 1 hour, 43 minutes and 11 seconds

Traveling the Vortex Episodes

  • 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



  • Episode 70 - The Omega Factor

    30 April 2012 (1:19pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 0 minutes and 5 seconds

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    In this week’s episode we continue our look at Gallifrey’s baddies in our continuing overview of rouge Time Lords. This time it’s the co-creator of Time Lord society, Omega. We’ll first take an in-depth look at the Fifth Doctor story, Arc of Infinity, and then a review of the Big Finish Audio production of Omega.

    Also, we get a tad off topic (what else is new?) and ponder a curious dichotomy in the Pooh-niverse. Plus, a peek at the news going on this week surrounding our favorite series.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in this week’s show:
    Brits – Lawrence, KS
    Dalek atop MIT



  • Episode 69 - War Games and Other Tangents

    25 April 2012 (6:54pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 54 minutes and 17 seconds

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    The wait is over, this week’s episode is finally released! Thank you for your patience.

    On this week’s show we continue to look at renegade Time Lords as we focus our review on the final Second Doctor story – The War Games. We’ll talk about the departure of Patrick Troughton’s Doctor, as well as a goodbye to his two faithful companions, Zoe and Jamie.

    Also, in feedback we get a little off track to answer some very insightful questions from one of our devout listeners.

    And a look at the news… albeit a very slow week in the Doctor Who universe.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in this week’s show:
    James Hance: Relentlessly Cheerful Art
    Adventures with the Wife in Space

    John Travolta – Time Traveler?

    Nicolas Cage – Vampire?

    Surely there’s a FACE/OFF joke to be made here somewhere?

    And now, Matt Smith playing with his hair…

    And Matt Smith playing with the Beatles?

    Steven Moffat’s reaction on Twitter:



  • Episode 68 - Stop! Tudor Time

    17 April 2012 (5:02am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes and 24 seconds

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    In this week’s episode we delve into another Companion Archive, this time featuring Big Finish’s companion roster contibution, Evelyn Smythe. This time we review the The Sixth Doctor audios, The Marian Conspiracy, The Spectre of Lanyon Moor, and Bloodtide.

    This show marks the return of a certain TTV mascot.

    Also, Karen Gillan joins the Twitterverse.

    And of course your feedback!

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in the show:
    Karen Gilian on Twitter
    The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists Wikipedia page



  • Episode 67 - Fish Fingers, Custard, and a Panda Bear in a Chair

    9 April 2012 (8:51pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 36 minutes and 46 seconds

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    In this week’s episode of Traveling the Vortex, we start our ongoing Adversary Archive on The Renegades. We start off this time with a look at The Meddling Monk in the First Doctor adventure, The Time Meddler.

    Also, our review of the first outing for Big Finish in it’s Doctor Who main line adventures, The Sirens of Time.

    Plus, the BIG news of the week was the leak of a MAJOR spoiler from the shooting set of the Seventh Series. Don’t worry, we won’t spoil anything for you, we talk about outlets being responsible when it comes to spoilers leading up to Fall.

    Oh, and of course, your feedback!

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in the show:

    One Kansas Author – Robert Collins’ blog
    The Preachrs Podcast



  • Episode 66 - Get Your Kicks

    2 April 2012 (4:58pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes and 42 seconds

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    On this week’s episode of Traveling the Vortex we have a special treat for our listeners. This week we have an interview with Simon Fisher-Becker who plays Dorium Maldovar in the stories The Pandorica Opens, A Good Man Goes to War and then again in The Wedding of River Song.

    Also, this is our second Companion Archive in which we take a look at two Leela stories, The Face of Evil and Robots of Death.

    Plus our reaction to the Series 7 trailer, the latest news, and of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Whovians of Wichita

    Simon Fisher-Becker Website

     



  • Episode 65 - Planet Comicon

    26 March 2012 (8:56pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes and 53 seconds

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    This week we postpone our Companion archive of Fourth Doctor traveling associate, Leela in lieu of some coverage of this weekends Kansas City Planet Comicon, which the three of us attended.

    We’ll talk about our experiences at the con including the special meet up with other fans from the area who also love Doctor Who. And our own Keith, dressed as the 11th Doctor for the program. We’ll tell you about his experiences at this year’s convention as well.

    Also, we’re talking new companion, and a little on the Official Doctor Who Convention that went on in the U.K on Saturday and Sunday.

    Oh, and of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Planet Comicon
    Official Doctor Who Convention
    Slugcast
    Kansas City Time Lord Society



  • Episode 64 - Will You Still Need Me?

    19 March 2012 (9:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 1 second

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    In this week’s podcast we take a look at three more Eight Doctor Big Finish Audios starring Paul McGann and India Fisher. First up is Minuet In Hell, featuring the return of Nicholas Courtney once again in the role of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. Then, the old time radio stylings of Invaders From Mars. Finally a glimpse into companion Charley Pollard’s past with a review of The Chimes of Midnight.

    Plus a look at the week’s news in the Doctor Who Universe, and of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 63 - Lady Fancypants

    13 March 2012 (2:53am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 14 minutes and 35 seconds

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    In this week’s episode we tackle another Adversary Archive – The Cybermen 2.0. A look at two stories featuring the silver giants, the Sixth Doctor’s encounter with the Cybermen in Attack of the Cybermen, and the Seventh Doctor’s go around with the metal menace, Silver Nemesis.

    Also, some birthday wishes for five artists who have left their impressions in the Whoniverse, and a look at some of the stories making headlines in Doctor Who news.

    Oh, and of course, you feedback.

    Links mentioned in this week’s show:

    Reference videos in “Odd Duck Phil’s message:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbqv3MwwVd8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1Oy0oK38gc&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxMd93aCvd0

    Steven Moffat didn’t have River Song Mapped Out (As mentioned in Andrew’s Feedback)

    Alex’s Blog Entry on the Treatment of Cybermen in “New Who”

    Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

    Dirk Gently on BBC4

    Johnathan Nathan Turner & Colin Baker sporting Hawaiian shirts

    Sarah Jane Smith – Big Finish

    Den of Geek – Top 10 Cybermen Stories



  • Episode 62 - The Tin Dog Saves the Day

    5 March 2012 (3:28pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 37 minutes and 8 seconds

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    This week we step away from the Doctor Who series to tackle another spin-off of our favorite show, The Sarah Jane Adventures. We look at the complete First Series of the popular British children’s series.

    Also, a look at this weeks news including the never-ending “will he / won’t he leave the series” saga surrounding Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith. And reaction to Steven Moffat’s comment on his liking the new monsters in Doctor Who over the classic monsters.

    And of course your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Confessions of a Neowhovian



  • Episode 61 - Eternal Confusion

    28 February 2012 (5:34am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 0 minutes and 56 seconds

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    In this week’s episode we tackle the three stories contained in the Black Guardian Box Set. First a look at the Fifth Doctor story, Mawdryn Undead, featuring the return of everyone’s favorite Brigadier, and the introduction of Vislor Turlough as the newest companion. Next, more Fifth Doctor fun with the story Terminus. And finally to wrap it all up a review of fan favorite Enlightenment.

    Also, a look at the week’s news…er lack of news today.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 60 - Where the @#$% Is Eric Roberts? (Gallifrey One 2012)

    22 February 2012 (3:42pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 8 minutes and 54 seconds

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    Shaun and Mel’s long awaited Gallifry One: Network 23 recap. In this episode the two will recount their trip to this year’s Doctor Who convention in California, including the good with the bad.

    Also, we should note there is some strong (but not too strong) language in this particular episode.

    Also, a look at this week’s news, and of course your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Gallifrey One’s official website



  • Gally Update 11 - Tick Tock Goes The Clock, Gally's Now A Wrap

    20 February 2012 (5:08pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 20 minutes and 54 seconds

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    Shaun and Mel file one more update for us from their adventures at Gallifrey One’s Network 23 Doctor Who Convention in Los Angeles, California. They recap the 3 days of the convention, and offer a summery of the entire event.

    Be sure to check the feeds later this week for the next Episode of Traveling the Vortex. Shaun and Mel will join Keith and I for an overall Gally wrap on all of the weekends events.

    Just a note, since Shaun and Mel will not return from California until late Monday, we will be recording the show on Tuesday night this week. Look for the show on Wednesday.

    Enjoy!



  • Gally Update 10 - I Can Haz Ribbons?

    20 February 2012 (4:09pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 10 minutes and 3 seconds

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    Shaun and Mel joins us again from Lobbycon at Gallifrey One’s Network 23 Doctor who Convention in L.A.

    This time they talk about the ribbon culture that surrounds the convention every year and what you might need to do to be prepared for next year’s con.

    Another update will follow on the heels of this one so stay tuned!

    Enjoy!



  • Gally Update 9 - Drezzing For The Occasion

    20 February 2012 (8:11am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 15 minutes and 12 seconds

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    Okay, one more tonight. Couldn’t leave the listeners hanging. Mel and Shaun check in one more time tonight with an update from Gallifrey One’s Network 23 in California.

    I’m sure tonight they will be exhausted, sleeping deeply, and dreaming of the fond memories they have had at this year’s convention. But, we will have more from them when they return on Monday to Kansas.

    But here you are, another fine update.

    Enjoy!



  • Gally Update 8 - Con + Cosplay = Happiness

    20 February 2012 (7:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 12 minutes and 42 seconds

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    One more tonight, but more promised tomorrow. This time Mel and Shaun talk about all the great cosplaying going on at this year’s Gally.

    Gallifrey One’s Network 23 is wrapping tonight in sunny California, and Shaun and Mel are winding down from the big weekend. But there are more updates to come as they continue to come in and we put them together for the feed. Hope you are having fun.

    Enjoy!



  • Gally Update 7 - Breaking the Bank

    20 February 2012 (6:44am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 13 minutes and 14 seconds

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    More gally goodness coming your way. Mel joins Shaun again fro Gallifrey One’s Network 23 Doctor Who Convention in L.A.

    More on their trip through the autograph lines, and rubbing elbows with the stars of Doctor Who.

    Be sure to check back frequently, the updates are rolling in at a fevered pace now that the con is wrapping up.

    Enjoy!



  • Gally Update 6 - The Big Finish Conundrum

    20 February 2012 (4:10am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 10 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Shaun turns in, for us another update from Gallifrey One’s Network 23 from Los Angeles, California. He is joined once again by Mel, to recount more from Saturday, and their autograph hunt.

    Also, a fun story about Mel on a mission to deliver wardrobe to Paul McGann and his son Jake.

    My apologies to Shaun and Mel, and you the listener for posting this one so late. Shaun had it sent earlier today, but it has been a hectic Sunday.

    Enjoy!



  • Gally Update 5 - Words With Friends

    19 February 2012 (10:08am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 5 minutes and 31 seconds

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    Once again, Shaun files an update for Day 2 of Gallifrey One's Networtk 23, the Doctor Who Convention going on right now in L.A.

    More from today’s cosplayers and autograph lines. It sounds like Shaun and Mel will be a little broke when they return from Gally on Monday.

    Be sure to check back soon, Shaun will have more on the Doctor Who: The Movie reunion panel with stars from the 1996 show.

    Enjoy!



  • Gally Update 4 - Podcasters R Us

    19 February 2012 (9:19am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 34 seconds

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    Shaun reports in for Day 2 of Gallifrey One’s Networtk 23, the Doctor Who Convention going on right now at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport in beautiful sunny California.

    Today, Shaun gets some pointers from some of the longest running podcast hosts and some first timers as well at the Podcaster’s Panel. Also he’ll touch on some of the cosplaying going on at this years con.

    Be sure to check back soon, because upon editing this one for the feed, the 5th update came in as well. It will be posted soon!

    Enjoy!



  • Gally Update 3 - Tickled Blue

    18 February 2012 (9:44am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 12 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Two updates on the same day? Unheard of! Yes, that’s right, Shaun has recorded another update from Gallifrey One’s Network 23, going on right now in Los Angeles, California. And joining him in this one, is his companion and girlfriend, Mel.

    Shaun and Mel recount more of their “official” Day 1 at the premier Doctor Who convention in North America.

    And this time, we get to hear a special message from one of the convention guests.

    Also, more on the Eighth Doctor’s console which is on display, an a meeting with Eight himself, Mr. Paul McGann.

    Shaun is going to be talking about this for weeks I’m sure.

    Enjoy!



  • Gally Update 2 - The Care And Feeding Of Your Mel

    18 February 2012 (5:37am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 22 seconds

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    Here is Shaun’s second update from Gallifrey One’s Network 23, continuing with his promise to keep our listeners updated on the con.

    Be sure to check back frequently for updates on the massive Doctor Who convention in California throughout the weekend.

    Sounds like Shaun, Mel, and all of the revelers at Gally are having a wonderful time.

    Wish I were there.

    Enjoy!



  • Gally Update 1 - Lobby-Con Queso

    17 February 2012 (8:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 minutes and 59 seconds

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    As many of you know, Shaun is in California this weekend for Gallifrey One’s – Network 23 Doctor Who Convention. He has promised to keep out listeners updated on the con. This is the first of hopefully, many audio updates we will be bringing you throughout the weekend.

    And be sure to check out Shaun’s blog updates from Gally, also posted here on this feed.

    Keith and I are extremely jealous right now by the way.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 59 - Fun & Spectacle

    14 February 2012 (7:31am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 51 minutes and 12 seconds

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    In this week’s episode we take a look back at the Russell T. Davies era and the triumphant return of Doctor Who to the television airwaves. His highest and lowest moments, the good and the bad of RTD’s time as show runner.

    Also, a look at the week’s news stories, and of course your feedback. Oh, and be sure to pay extra special attention to a very momentous announcement about one of our hosts.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in the show:

    Naka-Kon 2012
    Cowboy Bebop
    @blumespew – Twitter handle for Steve Blum
    SFX Awards 2012
    Gallifrey One’s Network 23
    Doctor Who: Adventures in Time, Space, & Music

    Oh, and we didn’t really mention her on this weeks show, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t give any credit Julie Gardner’s help in bringing Doctor Who back to T.V. and it’s success throughout the RTD era. Be sure to check out this tribute to Russell and Julie sung by none other than David Tennant, John Barrowman And Catherine Tate.
    “The Ballad of Russell and Julie”



  • Episode 58 - The Last Great Time War Or - How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the De-Mat Gun

    7 February 2012 (7:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes and 54 seconds

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    In this weeks episode we take a look at The Last Great Time War. We give our interpretation of the event that may have lead to and involved in the event of the war. We also speculate on many of the events surrounding The Moment that The Doctor uses to bring the battle to its conclusion and some of the repercussions and fallout from the war.

    Also a look at some of the news from the week surrounding Doctor who.

    And of course, your feedback. Enjoy!



  • Episode 57 - The End Of Spoilers

    31 January 2012 (6:48am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 54 minutes and 55 seconds

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    We have reached a milestone in out more than a year worth of reviews here on Traveling the Vortex, Keith has finally seen all of the new series to date.

    In this week’s show we tackle the epic two-parter The End of Time. Find out our impressions of the last outing of David Tennant. We take a different approach and present our views right along side yours as we read out your thoughts on the story.

    Also, our reaction to this week’s news items in the Whoniverse.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in the show:
    moviebozer.com
    Planet Comicon
    Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock



  • Episode 56 - On the Rocks

    24 January 2012 (6:07pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes and 2 seconds

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    In this week’s show we make the trip way back for an Adversary Archive on the Ice Warriors starting with the Second Doctor’s first encounter in the appropriately titled The Ice Warriors. Then another outing with the Second Doctor as the Ice Warriors return in The Seeds of Death.

    Next, we turn our attention to two Third Doctor stories, The Curse of Peladon, and it’s sequel, The Monster of Peladon. And then Glenn reviews a medium that has not been looked at until now on Traveling the Vortex, as the Tenth Doctor and Donna meet the Ice Warriors in the IDW comic book, Cold Blooded War.

    Of course we chime in on the latest news and rumors, and listen to your feedback. Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in the show:

    Gallifrey One’s Network 23



  • Episode 55 - Life On Mars

    17 January 2012 (8:27am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 4 minutes and 10 seconds

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    In this week’s episode we continue our review of the specials, starting with Planet of the Dead and then The Waters of Mars.

    Also, an update on Gallifrey 23 – Gallifrey One’s Network 23. We’ll talk about a few schedule changes at this year’s convention.

    Plus, we weigh in on the speculation that Sophia Myles may join the cast of Doctor Who sometime next season.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in this week’s show:
    Gallifrey 23 – Gallifrey One’s Network 23
    Moffat and Myles tease Doctor Who plot-point



  • Episode 54 - Little Grey Men

    9 January 2012 (6:54pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes and 52 seconds

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    In this week’s episode we start our look at the gap year specials, including the computer animated CBBC outing, Dreamland. Then on to the proper specials starting with The Next Doctor.

    Also, our impressions on Music of the Spheres, the mini-episode that premiered at the Royal Albert Hall in London before the Intermission of the Doctor Who Prom on 27 July 2008.

    And we play catch up on the wedding news of David Tennant to his fiance Georgia Moffat (yes, Shaun did forget some big news).

    And of course, your feedback. Enjoy!

    P.S. As per our debate at the end of the episode, on if the “Attack of the Graske” has ever been released, it hasn’t. From TARDIS.wikia:

    “Although the interactive nature of the story would be compatible with DVD/Blu-Ray controllers, as of 2011 no home video release of Attack of the Graske has occurred or been announced. This renders it one of only two David Tennant-era Doctor Who-related productions (the other being the non-canonical Tonight’s the Night skit) that has not, and likely will not, see official home video release.”



  • Side Trip 2 - Dr. Phil's Big Finish Companion

    5 January 2012 (2:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes and 36 seconds

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    As promised in Episode 53, here is Dr. Phil’s Big Finish Audio Companion. It’s a guide to some of the best Doctor Who audio plays that Big Finish has produced in the last decade.

    This is a piece that we had hoped to include in our first review of Big Audio episodes, but as Phil told us, the project “ballooned” as he began editing it and putting in the trailers to the referenced stories. We felt that it was too long to include in this week’s episode in it’s entirety, but agreed that it was too good to edit down. So, it debuts as our second Short Trip.

    To hear Dr. Phil’s own podcast – Doctor Who: Adventures in Time, Space, and Music, be sure to visit his website at http://adventuresintimespaceandmusic.phillipwserna.com/.

    And as always, enjoy!



  • Episode 53 - Beginning the New Year With a Big Finish

    3 January 2012 (5:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 25 minutes and 9 seconds

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    Here we are, a day later, but all of us feeling much better.

    In this week’s episode, we start the New Year of right with a very Big Finish. We review the Eighth Doctor’s first three audios, Storm Warning, The Sword of Orion, and The Stones of Venice.

    Also in this show, at this years Chicago TARDIS Dr. Phil Serna had the chance to sit down with writer Richard Dinnick, who has written for both Big Finish and BBC books. We’ll hear Richard talk about some his work.

    And of course, this week’s news and your feedback. Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in this show:

    Mayan Calendar
    http://www.richarddinnick.com/
    Big Finish – Doctor Who
    Doctor Who: Adventures in Time, Space, and Music

    ADDENDUM: The “Big News” that Shaun couldn’t remember during the podcast was the wedding of tenth Doctor David Tennant to his fiance Georgia Moffat, (“The Doctor’s Daughter”) who happens to be the daughter of fifth Doctor Peter Davison. (Any excuse to bring up that tangle of relationships again!) Traveling The Vortex passes on our congratulations to the happy couple!



  • Episode 52 - Hurtling Towards Earth In A Space Suit

    26 December 2011 (4:41pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes and 15 seconds

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    We’ve been waiting a few months now and Sunday finally brought us a terrific Christmas present – NEW DOCTOR WHO!

    In this weeks episode we review The Doctor, The Widow, and the Wardrobe. *In keeping with Vortex policies, anything that has officially aired is fair game for review, BUT for those of you who live in areas where it hasn’t aired yet, SPOILER ALERT! And we have a special guest in studio this week. A regular listener (and my cousin) Jon Boy joins us for this week;s show.

    We also talk about our initial impressions of the Doctor Who: Worlds in Time open preview. And of course, your feedback. Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday!

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in the show:

    Doctor Who: Worlds in Time
    Doctor Who Re-incarnated
    Boxing Day wiki



  • Side Trip 1 - Christmas Party!

    24 December 2011 (8:56am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Welcome to our first Side Trip, and this one is our (soon to be annual) Christmas party!

    As our gift to you, we thought we would give you a special episode. It’s full of special holiday greetings from our friends, and a special commentary that you can listen to while watching last year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, A Christmas Carol.

    We hope you enjoy, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!



  • Episode 51 - Cook! Where's My Hossenfeffer Key?

    19 December 2011 (6:34pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 16 minutes and 11 seconds

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    This week, we finish up Series Four with the fan extravaganza that is The Stolen Earth, and Journey’s End. We bid a sad goodbye to Donna’s time with the Doctor.

    Also, we discuss the news about the departure of Amy and Rory.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Cook! Cook! Where’s My Hossenfeffer!

    Links in this week’s show:

    Weeping Angel Tree Topper

    “Cartmel Masterplan” and here



  • Episode 50 - Reservation of the Daleks

    12 December 2011 (6:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 39 minutes and 4 seconds

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    Here we are, fifty episodes in and still going strong. In this show a look back over the last 49.

    Plus, our third Adversary Archive featuring the Daleks (second one to feature Davros). This week we review Resurrection of the Daleks with the Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Turlough, the Sixth Doctor and Peri in Revelation of the Daleks, and The Seventh Doctor and Ace story, Remembrance of the Daleks.

    Also, our reaction to an incredible news week for Doctor Who fandom, topped off with the announcement of the recovery of two previously missing episodes.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Here’s to fifty more! Enjoy!



  • Episode 49 - The Midnight Special

    6 December 2011 (2:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 38 minutes and 42 seconds

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    One day late due to some technical issues (Glenn’s editing computer decided to crash on him mid show) but here is finally is.

    A little less heated this weeks as we discuss the very first appearance of River Song in Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead. Then on to the companion lite story, Midnight, followed by a Doctor lite one, Turn Left.

    Also a Chicago TARDIS report (x2) from Dr. Phil, and of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 48 - Exaggerated Caricatures

    28 November 2011 (6:32pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 29 minutes and 59 seconds

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    In this week’s show we get a bit sidetracked (yeah, what else is new?) with our love of Christmas time and the Muppets so, please indulge us.

    Also in this cast, a look at more Tenth Doctor goodness with a review of The Doctor’s Daughter and The Unicorn and the Wasp. WARNING: Debate gets a little heated and the volume levels may increase slightly for parts of the show.

    Also, we talk a little about this weekend’s Chicago TARDIS convention, and of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 47 - A Dent in the 80's

    22 November 2011 (7:13pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 52 minutes and 39 seconds

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    In this week’s episode, we revisit The Tenth Doctor and Donna, as they travel to the Planet of the Ood. Then joined by Martha and UNIT as they try to unravel the mystery of The Sontaran Stratagem and The Poison Sky.

    Also, we’ll add fuel to the speculation fires as we remark on our hopes, wants, and predictions for a Doctor Who Movie with director David Yates at the helm.

    And, of course, your feedback. Enjoy!

    Muldwych’s article on the Movie rumors

    Here is a video Keith found and is the reason why the Quantum Leap theme was going through our heads all night: Quantum Who [Doctor Who-Quantum Leap style]

    While we’re at it, here’s one he found with the Firefly open: Doctor Who – Opening Credits – [Firefly - Style]



  • Episode 46 - Adversary Archive: The Sontarans

    14 November 2011 (5:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes and 20 seconds

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    We pilot the TARDIS back through the vortex this week for our latest Adversary Archive: The Sontarans. In this episode we review two classic Sontaran stories, The Sontaran Experiment and The Invasion of Time.

    Unfortunately, Glenn fell down on the job this week, and failed to get a copy of Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans to Shaun and Keith, so we will delay our review of that story until a future episode.

    Also, we return with more of your feedback, old and new! And we chime in on what’s news in the Whoniverse.

    So, sit back and enjoy this week’s show!



 
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