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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:
645
Average Episode Duration:
0:1:18:51
Longest Episode Duration:
0:3:39:04
Total Duration of all Episodes:
35 days, 7 hours, 32 minutes and 56 seconds
Earliest Episode:
17 April 2019 (5:25pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
11 April 2019 (1:30am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
4 days, 16 hours, 15 minutes and 1 second

Traveling the Vortex Episodes

  • Episode 273 - I Only See Four Lights

    22 March 2016 (5:06am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 16 minutes and 8 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newBig Brother is watching you!

    In this week’s show we step away briefly from the Doctor Who Universe to delve into another in our Beyond the Doctor series. This time starring War Doctor actor John Hurt in the adaptation of the George Orwell classic, Nineteen Eighty-Four. We review the post-apocalyptic film as well as give our impressions on Hurt in the roll of Winston Smith. Also, we get a bit sidetracked late in the recording, but we promise it circles back around to Doctor Who in the end, so bear with us.

    Plus.. wait… no news this week? Surely we can find something. No? Okay, moving along, then.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 273 - I Only See Four Lights

    22 March 2016 (5:06am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 16 minutes and 8 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newBig Brother is watching you!

    In this week’s show we step away briefly from the Doctor Who Universe to delve into another in our Beyond the Doctor series. This time starring War Doctor actor John Hurt in the adaptation of the George Orwell classic, Nineteen Eighty-Four. We review the post-apocalyptic film as well as give our impressions on Hurt in the roll of Winston Smith. Also, we get a bit sidetracked late in the recording, but we promise it circles back around to Doctor Who in the end, so bear with us.

    Plus.. wait… no news this week? Surely we can find something. No? Okay, moving along, then.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 272 - Resorting to Adams

    15 March 2016 (7:33am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 13 minutes and 58 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we take a look at February’s selection on the Traveling the Vortex Book Club on Goodreads. This time it’s The Drosten’s Curse by A.L.Kennedy. We give our reviews of the Fourth Doctor story.

    Plus, a convention announcement about a special Doctor Who guest coming to our area as well as some news out of Big Finish that is interesting to say the least.

    Also, speculation and rumors about some more, non-news as well.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 272 - Resorting to Adams

    15 March 2016 (7:33am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 13 minutes and 58 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we take a look at February’s selection on the Traveling the Vortex Book Club on Goodreads. This time it’s The Drosten’s Curse by A.L.Kennedy. We give our reviews of the Fourth Doctor story.

    Plus, a convention announcement about a special Doctor Who guest coming to our area as well as some news out of Big Finish that is interesting to say the least.

    Also, speculation and rumors about some more, non-news as well.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 271 - Exercising Our Gravitational Skills

    8 March 2016 (6:55am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 52 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s podcast we travel with the Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Turlough for the Season 21 story, Frontios. We give our reviews of the story with a fairly fresh perspective since only one of us had previously seen this one and it was so long ago.

    Plus some big news coming from Candy Jar Books with the announcement of a new collection for the Lethbridge-Stewart line.

    Also, we share some big Big Finish news just announced.

    And. of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

     



  • Episode 271 - Exercising Our Gravitational Skills

    8 March 2016 (6:55am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 52 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s podcast we travel with the Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Turlough for the Season 21 story, Frontios. We give our reviews of the story with a fairly fresh perspective since only one of us had previously seen this one and it was so long ago.

    Plus some big news coming from Candy Jar Books with the announcement of a new collection for the Lethbridge-Stewart line.

    Also, we share some big Big Finish news just announced.

    And. of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

     



  • Episode 270 - Cry Havoc!

    1 March 2016 (6:31am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 21 minutes and 29 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s episode of the podcast, we play a bit of catch-up with the Titan Comics 10th Doctor series with our reviews of issues #11-15. That will conclude season one and set us up to continue with season two already under way.

    Next, we look at the last of Candy Jar Books’ Lethbridge-Stewart short stories with The Dogs Of War by Andy Frankham-Allen, leading into our "spoiler filled" book review: Lethbridge-Stewart: Mutually Assured Domination by Nick Walters.

    Plus, sad news this week as we talk about another Doctor Who actor’s passing. But we’ll look at some lighter news as well.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in this week’s show:
    Chrissy talks wedding details on Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #82



  • Episode 270 - Cry Havoc!

    1 March 2016 (6:31am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 21 minutes and 29 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s episode of the podcast, we play a bit of catch-up with the Titan Comics 10th Doctor series with our reviews of issues #11-15. That will conclude season one and set us up to continue with season two already under way.

    Next, we look at the last of Candy Jar Books’ Lethbridge-Stewart short stories with The Dogs Of War by Andy Frankham-Allen, leading into our "spoiler filled" book review: Lethbridge-Stewart: Mutually Assured Domination by Nick Walters.

    Plus, sad news this week as we talk about another Doctor Who actor’s passing. But we’ll look at some lighter news as well.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in this week’s show:
    Chrissy talks wedding details on Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #82



  • Episode 269 - Character of a Legend

    23 February 2016 (6:54am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 24 minutes and 39 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we begin our reviews, coordinating with the Traveling the Vortex Book Club, over on the Goodreads website (found here). To start off the year, we review the book, Doctor Who: Legends of Ashildr, the anthology piece featuring the title character portrayed by Maisie Williams in the TV series. We reveal out impressions of the four stories included, as well as share some listener reviews from the Goodreads discussion thread for the book.

    Also, we chat about the recent news in the world of Doctor Who, including some Legacy news!

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 269 - Character of a Legend

    23 February 2016 (6:54am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 24 minutes and 39 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we begin our reviews, coordinating with the Traveling the Vortex Book Club, over on the Goodreads website (found here). To start off the year, we review the book, Doctor Who: Legends of Ashildr, the anthology piece featuring the title character portrayed by Maisie Williams in the TV series. We reveal out impressions of the four stories included, as well as share some listener reviews from the Goodreads discussion thread for the book.

    Also, we chat about the recent news in the world of Doctor Who, including some Legacy news!

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 268 - Reconstruction of the Fables

    16 February 2016 (7:56am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 8 minutes and 37 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we dip our collective toes in the waters of what is often called a reconstructed or ‘recon’ story in Doctor Who. We examine the First Doctor story, The Crusade, featuring Ian, Barbara and Vicki. We give our impressions on the television story, including the two missing episodes, lovingly reconstructed with the use of telesnaps and scrolling text by the group, Loose Canon. And, we couple that with a review of the novelization, Doctor Who and the Crusaders, written by David Whitaker, who also wrote the TV story.

    Plus, some announcements and a look at the news-of-the-week.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 268 - Reconstruction of the Fables

    16 February 2016 (7:56am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 8 minutes and 37 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we dip our collective toes in the waters of what is often called a reconstructed or ‘recon’ story in Doctor Who. We examine the First Doctor story, The Crusade, featuring Ian, Barbara and Vicki. We give our impressions on the television story, including the two missing episodes, lovingly reconstructed with the use of telesnaps and scrolling text by the group, Loose Canon. And, we couple that with a review of the novelization, Doctor Who and the Crusaders, written by David Whitaker, who also wrote the TV story.

    Plus, some announcements and a look at the news-of-the-week.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 267 - Anything but Consistent

    9 February 2016 (6:58am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 15 minutes and 26 seconds

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    TTV LOGO NEWIn this week’s show we step away again briefly for another Beyond the Doctor segment, this time to review a film starring Eighth Doctor actor, Paul McGann. We chose the very popular British film from 1987, Withnail & I. We give our impressions on McGann’s performance, as well as that of alternative Ninth Doctor (or Shalka Doctor), Richard E. Grant. It’s a two-for-one this time it would appear.

    Also, a breakdown and our reaction to the news of the week.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 267 - Anything but Consistent

    9 February 2016 (6:58am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 15 minutes and 26 seconds

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    TTV LOGO NEWIn this week’s show we step away again briefly for another Beyond the Doctor segment, this time to review a film starring Eighth Doctor actor, Paul McGann. We chose the very popular British film from 1987, Withnail & I. We give our impressions on McGann’s performance, as well as that of alternative Ninth Doctor (or Shalka Doctor), Richard E. Grant. It’s a two-for-one this time it would appear.

    Also, a breakdown and our reaction to the news of the week.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 267 - Anything but Consistent

    9 February 2016 (6:58am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 15 minutes and 26 seconds

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    TTV LOGO NEWIn this week’s show we step away again briefly for another Beyond the Doctor segment, this time to review a film starring Eighth Doctor actor, Paul McGann. We chose the very popular British film from 1987, Withnail & I. We give our impressions on McGann’s performance, as well as that of alternative Ninth Doctor (or Shalka Doctor), Richard E. Grant. It’s a two-for-one this time it would appear.

    Also, a breakdown and our reaction to the news of the week.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 266 - Brought to You By...

    2 February 2016 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 5 minutes and 39 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this episode of the podcast, we begin our reviews of Series 2 of Big Finish’s Eighth Doctor Adventures, starring Paul McGann and Sheridan Smith. We start off with the first two entries in the series, Dead London and Max Warp. We share our opinions of the episodes, and give our impressions of the stories and performances.

    Also, some news to talk about this week, including the recent loss of Doctor Who in the U.S. on the streaming services Netflix and Hulu. We discuss what it could mean for the series and it’s ability to attract new viewers to the show.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 266 - Brought to You By...

    2 February 2016 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 5 minutes and 39 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this episode of the podcast, we begin our reviews of Series 2 of Big Finish’s Eighth Doctor Adventures, starring Paul McGann and Sheridan Smith. We start off with the first two entries in the series, Dead London and Max Warp. We share our opinions of the episodes, and give our impressions of the stories and performances.

    Also, some news to talk about this week, including the recent loss of Doctor Who in the U.S. on the streaming services Netflix and Hulu. We discuss what it could mean for the series and it’s ability to attract new viewers to the show.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 265 - The Beasts Within

    26 January 2016 (7:34am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 35 minutes and 59 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s podcast we revisit the novel Lethbridge-Stewart: Beast of Fang Rock by Andy Frankham-Allen, for a spoiler filled review of the book. We give our no holds barred review of the story in the continuing line of books.

    Before that, however, we review another story in Candy Jar Books’ range of Lethbridge-Stewart stories, this time the short story entitled, The Cult of the Grinning Man by Tom Dexter which precedes Beast of Fang Rock in the chronology.

    And, finally we are joined this week by friend-of-the-show, Andy Frankham-Allen. Andy shares some insight into the the line, as well as how he came to write and help steer the ship for the series.

    Plus, we discuss the news that Steven Moffat is leaving Doctor Who, and that we will only see one story this year before the series is moved to the Spring of 2017.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 265 - The Beasts Within

    26 January 2016 (7:34am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 35 minutes and 59 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s podcast we revisit the novel Lethbridge-Stewart: Beast of Fang Rock by Andy Frankham-Allen, for a spoiler filled review of the book. We give our no holds barred review of the story in the continuing line of books.

    Before that, however, we review another story in Candy Jar Books’ range of Lethbridge-Stewart stories, this time the short story entitled, The Cult of the Grinning Man by Tom Dexter which precedes Beast of Fang Rock in the chronology.

    And, finally we are joined this week by friend-of-the-show, Andy Frankham-Allen. Andy shares some insight into the the line, as well as how he came to write and help steer the ship for the series.

    Plus, we discuss the news that Steven Moffat is leaving Doctor Who, and that we will only see one story this year before the series is moved to the Spring of 2017.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 264 - Searching for Sylvester

    19 January 2016 (6:28am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 54 minutes and 10 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s podcast we return to our “Beyond the Doctor” installments and pick up where we left off last year with Seventh Doctor actor, Sylvester McCoy. This time we look at the 1979 horror film, Dracula, also starring Frank Langella in the title role as well as Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence and Kate Nelligan. We give our impression of the film as a whole, as well as the performance (what little there was) of McCoy.

    Also, news of the week, some sad, but some happy.

    And of course, your… oops, no. Mailbox issues may be to blame for the lack of feedback this week. Well, that’s what we’re telling ourselves this time.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 264 - Searching for Sylvester

    19 January 2016 (6:28am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 54 minutes and 10 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s podcast we return to our “Beyond the Doctor” installments and pick up where we left off last year with Seventh Doctor actor, Sylvester McCoy. This time we look at the 1979 horror film, Dracula, also starring Frank Langella in the title role as well as Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence and Kate Nelligan. We give our impression of the film as a whole, as well as the performance (what little there was) of McCoy.

    Also, news of the week, some sad, but some happy.

    And of course, your… oops, no. Mailbox issues may be to blame for the lack of feedback this week. Well, that’s what we’re telling ourselves this time.

    Enjoy!



  • Side Trip 19 - After, After Christmas Special

    14 January 2016 (6:08am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 17 minutes and 11 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newSurprise! We found one more Christmas gift as we took down the tree in the Traveling the Vortex studio, and the name on the tag is you! You know that inevitable gift that got shoved to the very back and slipped behind the tree skirt, only to be found waaaaaay after the holidays.

    We’ll our oversight in your benefit, because you get an extra treat in your feed this week.

    We decided to review a special short story released especially for Christmas by our friends over at Candy jar Books. This is another tale set in the Lethbridge Stewart line called The Fright Before Christmas, written by Tom Dexter. We give our impressions of the story filled with alien spheres, Santa Claus and Buckingham Palace.

    It can still be downloaded for free on Candy Jar Books’ website.

    Enjoy!



  • Side Trip 19 - After, After Christmas Special

    14 January 2016 (6:08am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 17 minutes and 11 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newSurprise! We found one more Christmas gift as we took down the tree in the Traveling the Vortex studio, and the name on the tag is you! You know that inevitable gift that got shoved to the very back and slipped behind the tree skirt, only to be found waaaaaay after the holidays.

    Well, our oversight in your benefit, because you get an extra treat in your feed this week.

    We decided to review a special short story released especially for Christmas by our friends over at Candy jar Books. This is another tale set in the Lethbridge Stewart line called The Fright Before Christmas, written by Tom Dexter. We give our impressions of the story filled with alien spheres, Santa Claus and Buckingham Palace.

    It can still be downloaded for free on Candy Jar Books’ website.

    Enjoy!!!



  • Episode 263 - Batteries Not Included

    12 January 2016 (7:41am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 31 minutes and 34 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we say goodbye to Ian and Barbara as they leave the TARDIS crew, but we welcome the Doctor’s next traveling companion Steven. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. First we review Ian and Barbara’s final adventure as they flee with the Doctor and Vicki from the Daleks, landing at several locations in the Terry Nation penned story, The Chase.

    We also take this opportunity to deliver another Adversary Archive edition of the podcast, this time featuring the Mechanoids. We explore The World That Waits which was printed in the Dalek Annual, ‘The Dalek World’, printed in 1965. Then we look two comic stories printed in the pages of ‘TV Century 21’ with Eve of War and Impasse. Then we round out the archive with a newer story from the pages of ‘Doctor Who Files 11: The Cult of Skaro’ with a story called Birth of a Legend.

    Plus, we look at a few news items of the week.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 263 - Batteries Not Included

    12 January 2016 (7:41am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 31 minutes and 34 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we say goodbye to Ian and Barbara as they leave the TARDIS crew, but we welcome the Doctor’s next traveling companion Steven. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. First we review Ian and Barbara’s final adventure as they flee with the Doctor and Vicki from the Daleks, landing at several locations in the Terry Nation penned story, The Chase.

    We also take this opportunity to deliver another Adversary Archive edition of the podcast, this time featuring the Mechanoids. We explore The World That Waits which was printed in the Dalek Annual, ‘The Dalek World’, printed in 1965. Then we look two comic stories printed in the pages of ‘TV Century 21’ with Eve of War and Impasse. Then we round out the archive with a newer story from the pages of ‘Doctor Who Files 11: The Cult of Skaro’ with a story called Birth of a Legend.

    Plus, we look at a few news items of the week.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in the show:

    Shattered Time (A Star Wars/Star Trek/Doctor Who Crossover)



  • Episode 262 - The Name Needs Some Work

    5 January 2016 (6:33am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 7 minutes and 20 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newWe return for our first podcast of 2016 with a review of the Ninth Doctor mini-series by the good folks over at Titan Comics. We give our impressions on the five issue story arc by writer Cavan Scott and artist Blair Shedd.

    Then Davros returns in Big Finish audio play number 65 in the monthly range with the Sixth Doctor and Mel story, The Juggernauts. We’ll share our review of that story as well.

    Plus we tackle more news-of-the-week.

    And, of course… oh…none again this week? Never mind.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 262 - The Name Needs Some Work

    5 January 2016 (6:33am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 7 minutes and 20 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newWe return for our first podcast of 2016 with a review of the Ninth Doctor mini-series by the good folks over at Titan Comics. We give our impressions on the five issue story arc by writer Cavan Scott and artist Blair Shedd.

    Then Davros returns in Big Finish audio play number 65 in the monthly range with the Sixth Doctor and Mel story, The Juggernauts. We’ll share our review of that story as well.

    Plus we tackle more news-of-the-week.

    And, of course… oh…none again this week? Never mind.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 261 - The Flowchart of River Song

    29 December 2015 (6:26am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 20 minutes and 0 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIt’s our last podcast of 2015! In this week’s show we review the newest Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Husbands of River Song. Listen as we give our impressions of another outing with Professor Song as she encounters a new incarnation of our favorite traveling spaceman. We share our opinions on how well Steven Moffat was able to do it once again with the reoccurring character.

    Plus we go over the news of the week, including some recent convention guest announcements.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 261 - The Flowchart of River Song

    29 December 2015 (6:26am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 20 minutes and 0 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIt’s our last podcast of 2015! In this week’s show we review the newest Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Husbands of River Song. Listen as we give our impressions of another outing with Professor Song as she encounters a new incarnation of our favorite traveling spaceman. We share our opinions on how well Steven Moffat was able to do it once again with the reoccurring character.

    Plus we go over the news of the week, including some recent convention guest announcements.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Side Trip 18 - Don't Open Until Xmas

    24 December 2015 (6:26am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 17 minutes and 31 seconds

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    TTV LOGO wreathAnd here it is, our 2015 Christmas Special!

    In this extra Side Trip edition of Traveling the Vortex, give you a little holiday treat, by reviewing a holiday treat from our friends over at Titan Comics. They have released this year a Christmas special of their own with a comic starring the Twelfth Doctor and Clara and featuring a classic villain. We give our impressions on this Yule Tide offering while giving you the special gift of an added bonus episode for you.

    Here’s wishing all of our listeners a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Enjoy!



  • Side Trip 18 - Don't Open Until Xmas

    24 December 2015 (6:26am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 17 minutes and 31 seconds

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    TTV LOGO wreathAnd here it is, our 2015 Christmas Special!

    In this extra Side Trip edition of Traveling the Vortex, give you a little holiday treat, by reviewing a holiday treat from our friends over at Titan Comics. They have released this year a Christmas special of their own with a comic starring the Twelfth Doctor and Clara and featuring a classic villain. We give our impressions on this Yule Tide offering while giving you the special gift of an added bonus episode for you.

    Here’s wishing all of our listeners a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 260 - From Here to Inferno

    22 December 2015 (6:18am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 27 minutes and 51 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s episode we revisit the world of Col. Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. this time with a review of three short stories in Candy Jar Books‘ Lethbridge-Stewart line of novels. These are special stories that take place concurrent or in between the established events of the books, The Forgotten Son and The Schizoid Earth.

    First, we review Ambush (found in the collection, The Top Secret Files. Then we look at the short story, Legacies which explores an “else world” version of events we already know. And finally we give our impressions of One Cold Step.

    Then, our long awaited SPOILER FILLED review of The Schizoid Earth. we revisit the novel, and give a more fleshed out opinion of the book by author David McIntee.

    But, before all of that, we do get into some SPOILER FREE discussion about the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens.

    Plus, a little Doctor Who: Legacy news from the folks over at Tiny Rebel Games, including some Christmas goodies we can expect over the course of the week.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 260 - From Here to Inferno

    22 December 2015 (6:18am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 27 minutes and 51 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s episode we revisit the world of Col. Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. this time with a review of three short stories in Candy Jar Books‘ Lethbridge-Stewart line of novels. These are special stories that take place concurrent or in between the established events of the books, The Forgotten Son and The Schizoid Earth.

    First, we review Ambush (found in the collection, The Top Secret Files. Then we look at the short story, Legacies which explores an “else world” version of events we already know. And finally we give our impressions of One Cold Step.

    Then, our long awaited SPOILER FILLED review of The Schizoid Earth. we revisit the novel, and give a more fleshed out opinion of the book by author David McIntee.

    But, before all of that, we do get into some SPOILER FREE discussion about the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens.

    Plus, a little Doctor Who: Legacy news from the folks over at Tiny Rebel Games, including some Christmas goodies we can expect over the course of the week.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 259 - Game Time!

    14 December 2015 (4:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 9 minutes and 31 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newWith Series 9 over until Christmas, we decided it’s time to engage in another Fun and Games episode of the podcast.

    First, as we play it on the show, we review the Doctor Who edition of that classic question and answer game, Trivial Pursuit.

    Then, Shaun will talk about the newest in a line of LEGO video games for consoles, with a review of LEGO Dimensions, and specifically a focus on the Doctor Who portions of the game.

    And, for good measure, we decided to throw in one more. We take a look at a game that was found in Doctor Who Annual 1968 called Travels of the TARDIS.

    Plus, the usual, including some news of the week.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 259 - Game Time!

    14 December 2015 (4:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 9 minutes and 31 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newWith Series 9 over until Christmas, we decided it’s time to engage in another Fun and Games episode of the podcast.

    First, as we play it on the show, we review the Doctor Who edition of that classic question and answer game, Trivial Pursuit.

    Then, Shaun will talk about the newest in a line of LEGO video games for consoles, with a review of LEGO Dimensions, and specifically a focus on the Doctor Who portions of the game.

    And, for good measure, we decided to throw in one more. We take a look at a game that was found in Doctor Who Annual 1968 called Travels of the TARDIS.

    Plus, the usual, including some news of the week.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 258 - The Dropped Plot of Rassilon

    8 December 2015 (5:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 48 minutes and 57 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newAnd it is here! The Series 9 finale has aired and it was a doozy. We give our impressions on the the season wrap with our review of Hell Bent and all of it’s Gallifrey goodness.

    Also, we take a look at some of the news items of the week, including some insights to next season from Steven Moffet, himself.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 258 - The Dropped Plot of Rassilon

    8 December 2015 (5:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 48 minutes and 57 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newAnd it is here! The Series 9 finale has aired and it was a doozy. We give our impressions on the the season wrap with our review of Hell Bent and all of it’s Gallifrey goodness.

    Also, we take a look at some of the news items of the week, including some insights to next season from Steven Moffet, himself.

    And of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 257 - Seconds in Eternity

    1 December 2015 (6:06am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 17 minutes and 57 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s podcast we look at Series 9’s penultimate episode as we near the end of the season, with Heaven Sent. Sit back and hear us gush over what is arguably the best story of the season and perhaps of all time. We discuss what we enjoyed about the episode as well as some presumptions about the season finale.

    Plus, no news this week, but we do spend a little bit of time talking about Doctor Who: Legacy.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 257 - Seconds in Eternity

    1 December 2015 (6:06am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 17 minutes and 57 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s podcast we look at Series 9’s penultimate episode as we near the end of the season, with Heaven Sent. Sit back and hear us gush over what is arguably the best story of the season and perhaps of all time. We discuss what we enjoyed about the episode as well as some presumptions about the season finale.

    Plus, no news this week, but we do spend a little bit of time talking about Doctor Who: Legacy.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 256 - Nevermore

    23 November 2015 (3:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 8 minutes and 43 seconds

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    ITTV LOGO NEWn this episode we review the swan song for a particular character of the show. We say goodbye, but question whether this is truly the end for a certain character. We give our impressions on the exit and look at Face the Raven on the whole and discuss the the story and its implications for the future of the series.

    But first, we review the fourth novel in the on-going Lethbridge-Stewart series published by Candy Jar Books. This time it’s the Nick Walters penned Mutually Assured Domination. We give our impressions on the book which features a return of the Quarks and their ever menacing masters, the Dominators.

    Also, a bit of convention new this week.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 256 - Nevermore

    23 November 2015 (3:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 8 minutes and 43 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    ITTV LOGO NEWn this episode we review the swan song for a particular character of the show. We say goodbye, but question whether this is truly the end for a certain character. We give our impressions on the exit and look at Face the Raven on the whole and discuss the the story and its implications for the future of the series.

    But first, we review the fourth novel in the on-going Lethbridge-Stewart series published by Candy Jar Books. This time it’s the Nick Walters penned Mutually Assured Domination. We give our impressions on the book which features a return of the Quarks and their ever menacing masters, the Dominators.

    Also, a bit of convention new this week.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 255 - Enter the Sandmen

    17 November 2015 (5:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 0 minutes and 34 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show, a short one mind you, we look at the latest Series 9 episode of Doctor Who. This week we will be covering our reviews of Sleep No More. Find out what we thought of the story.

    Also, we share our feelings on some recent news of a possible sequel to the Mark Gatiss penned story. Along with new comic news, an injury sustained by Twelfth Doctor actor, Peter Capaldi and news that Doctor Who will be returning to cinemas by the end of the year.

    And, of course… oh wait… no feedback this week? Oh, well, on with the show!

    Enjoy!

     

     

     



  • Episode 255 - Enter the Sandmen

    17 November 2015 (5:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 0 minutes and 34 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show, a short one mind you, we look at the latest Series 9 episode of Doctor Who. This week we will be covering our reviews of Sleep No More. Find out what we thought of the story.

    Also, we share our feelings on some recent news of a possible sequel to the Mark Gatiss penned story. Along with new comic news, an injury sustained by Twelfth Doctor actor, Peter Capaldi and news that Doctor Who will be returning to cinemas by the end of the year.

    And, of course… oh wait… no feedback this week? Oh, well, on with the show!

    Enjoy!

     

     

     



  • Episode 254 - You Must Have a Plan

    10 November 2015 (5:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 6 minutes and 56 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we review the next episode in Series 9 with the second part of the two-part Zygon story, The Zygon Inversion. We’ll give our impressions on what some may consider the best story of the season so far. Oops, did I say too much already?

    And of course some news rapidly squashing some unnerving rumors that were spread in the tabloids this week concerning Series 10. We give our reactions to both sides of the issue.

    Plus, the return of our Doctor Who: Legacy Tip of the Week, with a new one (or perhaps just another subtle reminder) from Shaun on making sure you log in from day to day.

    And it’s our Lethbridge-Stewart: Beast of Fang Rock book give-away thanks to our good friends over at Candy Jar Books. Congratulations to our winners!

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 254 - You Must Have a Plan

    10 November 2015 (5:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 6 minutes and 56 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we review the next episode in Series 9 with the second part of the two-part Zygon story, The Zygon Inversion. We’ll give our impressions on what some may consider the best story of the season so far. Oops, did I say too much already?

    And of course some news rapidly squashing some unnerving rumors that were spread in the tabloids this week concerning Series 10. We give our reactions to both sides of the issue.

    Plus, the return of our Doctor Who: Legacy Tip of the Week, with a new one (or perhaps just another subtle reminder) from Shaun on making sure you log in from day to day.

    And it’s our Lethbridge-Stewart: Beast of Fang Rock book give-away thanks to our good friends over at Candy Jar Books. Congratulations to our winners!

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 253 - The Halloween Invasion

    2 November 2015 (4:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 55 minutes and 57 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we step aside for a brief moment to talk a little bit about our Halloween festivities this week.

    Then we get down to business and discuss the Halloween broadcast of Series 9 with The Zygon Invasion. We give our impression of this first story in a two-part story arc with lots of surprises and some seriously tense moments.

    Also, some good news for the future of the series as well as some exciting announcement out of some of our local and area conventions.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 253 - The Halloween Invasion

    2 November 2015 (4:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 55 minutes and 57 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we step aside for a brief moment to talk a little bit about our Halloween festivities this week.

    Then we get down to business and discuss the Halloween broadcast of Series 9 with The Zygon Invasion. We give our impression of this first story in a two-part story arc with lots of surprises and some seriously tense moments.

    Also, some good news for the future of the series as well as some exciting announcement out of some of our local and area conventions.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!



  • Episode 252 - Pun-Free Zone

    26 October 2015 (3:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 55 minutes and 33 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we discuss the future, Back to the Future and this week’s celebration of Back to the Future Day.

    But, it is a podcast about Doctor Who, and there is plenty in store for our musings this episode.

    First, we’ll give a spoiler free of the next book in Candy Jar Book’s Lethbridge-Stewart series, ‘Lethbridge-Stewart: Beast of Fang Rock’, written by Andy Frankham-Allen. We offer our insights with a sneak peek at the novel that will be released later this week.

    Plus, we’ll look at the latest installment in Doctor Who Series 9 with a review of The Woman Who Lived.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Candy Jar Books

    Theta Sigma’s Doctor Who Podcast



  • Episode 252 - Pun-Free Zone

    26 October 2015 (3:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 55 minutes and 33 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s show we discuss the future, Back to the Future and this week’s celebration of Back to the Future Day.

    But, it is a podcast about Doctor Who, and there is plenty in store for our musings this episode.

    First, we’ll give a spoiler free of the next book in Candy Jar Book’s Lethbridge-Stewart series, ‘Lethbridge-Stewart: Beast of Fang Rock’, written by Andy Frankham-Allen. We offer our insights with a sneak peek at the novel that will be released later this week.

    Plus, we’ll look at the latest installment in Doctor Who Series 9 with a review of The Woman Who Lived.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Candy Jar Books

    Theta Sigma’s Doctor Who Podcast



  • Episode 251 - The Universe is Full of Testosterone

    19 October 2015 (11:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 4 minutes and 32 seconds

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    ttv_logo_newIn this week’s podcast we review the latest episode in Doctor Who Series 9 with The Girl Who Died. We give our impression on what could be one of the pivotal stories in the Twelfth Doctor’s era thus far. Also, we evaluate the performance of guest star Maisie Williams in her first appearance as Ashildr.

    Also, some great news on the recent improvement in the health of another Doctor Who actor.

    Plus some information on a website sharing the worldwide broadcast dates for Doctor Who over the past 52 years (thank you Robert).

    In addition, thanks to Dan for a return of the Doctor Who Legacy Tip of the Week.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in the show:

    BroaDWcast



 
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