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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/

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Traveling the Vortex Statistics
Episodes:
941
Average Episode Duration:
0:1:10:54
Longest Episode Duration:
0:3:39:04
Total Duration of all Episodes:
46 days, 7 hours, 55 minutes and 52 seconds
Earliest Episode:
6 January 2011 (8:03am GMT)
Latest Episode:
7 February 2024 (3:38am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
5 days, 1 hours, 54 minutes and 29 seconds

Traveling the Vortex Episodes

  • Episode 580 – Poor Norman Didn’t Know Where to Look

    7 February 2024 (3:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 54 minutes and 13 seconds

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    This time we go way back and pick up where we left off with the Sixth Doctor and his lovely companion, Evelyn Smythe in the Big Finish Monthly Range story 143, The Crimes of Thomas Brewster.

    But first, we take a cursory look at the recently released Blu-Ray/DVD of The Underwater Menace. You can hear our review of the story back in Episode 283 – Nothing In the World Can Stop Us Now.

    Plus we discuss the news and have a convention update.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 579 – Radio Free Europe

    2 February 2024 (3:28am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes and 8 seconds

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    This week we look back at some Doctor Who lost media and discuss Journey Into Time, a lost radio program pilot written by Malcolm Hulke that was made but never released and has been lost forever.

    Fortunately, an amateur audio drama group, Beermat Productions has used the original script to recreate the program and gives us a taste of what might have been.

    Plus, Glenn has a ‘Something New 2 Minute Review’ on Fugitive of the Daleks, a ‘First Doctor Adventure’ recently released by Big Finish.

    Link mentioned in this show:
    Beermat Productions


    http://www.entertainmentearth.com/cjdoorway.asp?url=starwars.asp

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  • Episode 578 – Once Upon a Midnight Dreary

    25 January 2024 (3:01am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 54 minutes and 17 seconds

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    This week we examine two stories featuring Edgar Allan Poe and his writings and influences.

    First, we look at the Big Finish Books short story The True and Indisputable Facts in the Matter of the Ram’s Skull by Mark Michalowski in the book ‘Short Trips – Zodiac’.

    Then we review Big Finish’s Eighth Doctor Adventures 4.3 – Nevermore by Alan Barnes.

    Plus we discuss the reported departure of Millie Gibson’s Ruby Sunday after the next season of the story. (NOTE: It should be mentioned here that more information has been coming to light about this news since we recorded our conversation about it)

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 577 – Starting a War with a Monkey-Mannered Oaf

    17 January 2024 (8:14pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 4 minutes and 18 seconds

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    We start the year with a return to our study of Season 6B. First, it’s Big Finish’s Companion Chronicle 2.2 – Helicon Prime.

    Then, we review a couple of short stories, Twin Piques from the book Short Trips: Zodiac and The Revolutionaries from Short Trips: The History of Christmas.

    Plus we talk news including the announcement of “Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 15”.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 576 – How Diddly-Deet You

    29 December 2023 (5:25am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 0 minutes and 1 second

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    This week we review the recently released Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Church on Ruby Road. We’ll discuss the episode and talk a little about the new companion, Ruby Sunday, the Goblins, and some more mysteries sprinkled throughout the new series.

    Plus, we’ll talk about some news of the week.

    And, Glenn reviews The Eighth Doctor Adventures: In The Bleak Midwinter from Big Finish in this week’s ‘Something New, 2 Minute Review’

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  • Episode 575 – Fun and Games – Doctor Who RPG

    26 December 2023 (4:51am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 9 minutes and 29 seconds

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    We’ve done something a little different in this episode. The good folks over at Cubicle 7 Games provided us with some review materials to take a look at. First, we unbox the gorgeous ‘Doctors and Daleks: Collector’s Edition’ roleplaying game set and talk a little bit about it. Then, Shaun becomes the Game Master as Keith and Glenn take on the roles of companions Jamie and Ben as we play a campaign using the newly released ‘Doctor Who: Sixty Years of Adventure Books.’ Find out what we thought of these products.

    Plus, Keith talks about the recent Big Finish audio, ‘The Eighth Doctor Adventures: Audacity’ in this week’s Something New, 2 Minute Review.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 574 – 60th Anniversary Special Review – Part 3 – The Giggle

    12 December 2023 (12:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 26 minutes and 52 seconds

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    We’ve arrived at the end of the stretch. The 60th Anniversary Specials conclude with The Giggle. We review the latest offering and let you know what we think.

    Plus, some news about the upcoming Christmas special.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 573 – 60th Anniversary Special Review – Part 2 – Wild Blue Yonder

    5 December 2023 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 12 minutes and 58 seconds

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    It’s time for round two! This time we are reviewing the second of three 60th Anniversary Specials. This time it’s Wild Blue Yonder,

    We also had a chance to look at the recently released The Daleks in Colour. Hear what we think of that update.

    Plus, we talk about the news of an Eighth Doctor companion returning to Big Finish.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 572 – 60th Anniversary Special Review – Part 1 – The Star Beast

    27 November 2023 (4:19am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 45 minutes and 23 seconds

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    We’re keeping it short and sweet this week and get right to it with our review of the first of three Doctor Who specials in celebration of the 60th Anniversary, The Star Beast featuring the return of Donna Noble.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 571 – Not Letting the Grown-Ups Have a Go

    22 November 2023 (4:53am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 15 minutes and 45 seconds

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    The week leading up the the 60th anniversary is upon us, and we have lots to cover in this episode of the podcast.

    First, we take a look at ‘Talking Doctor Who’, featuring David Tennant as he presents various clips and rarely-seen interviews from the series’ past.

    Then, we review the last two parts of the ongoing comic, ‘Liberation of the Daleks‘ in Doctor Who Magazine. Find out what we thought of the story’s conclusion.

    Plus, we break down the BBC Children in Need 2023 Doctor Who minisode that has garnered lots of discussions and controversy among fandom.

    And, finally, we talk about the updated special effects in the recently released 40th Anniversary Edition of ‘The Five Doctors.’

    Plus news and rumors discussions as well.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 570 – Lost in the Dark Dimension

    15 November 2023 (3:23am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 1 minutes and 10 seconds

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    We mark the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who this week with what could have been a 30th Anniversary special back in 1993. We are talking about the fabled Doctor Who lost media known as the Dark Dimension.

    First, we look at a fan-made animated imagining of the special with Season 26B Productions’ Lost in the Dark Dimension.

    We’ll also compare another fan production, Pharos Features’ Doctor Who: Dark Dimension, an audio drama presentation of the story.

    We use these as a way to imagine what might have been and decide, in our minds what they might have gotten right and what they might have gotten wrong.

    Plus we talk about the news of the week.

    Enjoy!

    Links in this week’s podcast:
    Doctor Who: Dark Dimension by Pharos Features

    Doctor Who Lost in the Dark Dimension THE MOVIE by Season26B

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  • Episode 569 – The Quest to Find the Most Important Thing in the Universe

    10 November 2023 (5:41am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 51 minutes and 36 seconds

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    We’ve changed things up this week. We had intended to do another Fun & Games episode, but we could not get things lined up to play the RPG. So, we have delayed that until next month, and instead, we review Titan’s recently released graphic novel, Once Upon a Time Lord featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha.

    Plus we talk about some recent news including the speculation that Paul McGann will be reprising his role as the Eighth Doctor in an upcoming series.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 568 – An Enforced Mystery Tour

    5 November 2023 (3:58pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 4 minutes and 27 seconds

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    In this episode we review the final (for now) story in the Once & Future series from Big Finish called Once and Future: The Union. Hear what we thought of this finale and what we thought of the series as a whole.

    Plus we talk about the recent release of the new series on BBC iPlayer, Tales of the TARDIS.

    And Glenn has a ‘Something New 2-Minute Review’ of Doctor Who – Time Of Death, a full-cast audio drama from MM Productions.

    Enjoy!

    Link mentioned in the show: Doctor Who – Time of Death

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  • Episode 567 – Behind the Sofa

    28 October 2023 (2:03pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 1 minutes and 20 seconds

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    This week we look back at an anniversary special from three decades ago. We took some time to watch More Than 30 Years in the TARDIS.

    Then, series two of Doctor Who Redacted just finished here in the U.S.  We review the latest installment in the saga.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 566 – At the End of the Day

    21 October 2023 (3:48am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 24 minutes and 42 seconds

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    In this week’s podcast episode, we wrap up our reviews of the ongoing Doom’s Day trans-media event. This time it is Big Finish’s entry into the ongoing story arc with Doom’s Day: ‘Dying Hours‘. Then James Goss ties up the series with a nice little bow with Doom’s Day: ‘Out of Time’ found on the official Doctor Who website.

    Plus, we discuss new 60th Anniversary offers and the legal mess the first Doctor Who story is wrapped up in.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 565 – The Sands of Time are Running Out

    13 October 2023 (3:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 8 minutes and 45 seconds

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    This time we dip back into the Once and Future story arc with Time Lord Immorial. Hear what we thought of this 60th Anniversary audio from Big Finish,

    And then we look at the recently released book, Timeless Adventures: The Unofficial Story of How Doctor Who Conquered Television by Brian J. Robb from our friends over at Polaris Publishing Limited.

    Keith reviews the recently released Fifth Doctor Adventures: In the Night also from Big Finish in our “Something New 2 Minute Review” segment.

    Plus your latest Doctor Who convention report.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 564 – The Jumblies are Ripe for Conquest

    7 October 2023 (5:44pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 10 minutes and 20 seconds

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    This week, we review the ongoing Once and Future story arc from Big Finish. This time it’s The Martian Invasion of Planetoid 50. 

    Then we look at the next four parts of Doctor Who Magazine’s Liberation of the Daleks with parts 9 through 12.

    Plus some recent news.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 563 – A Time Lord on Sabbatical

    28 September 2023 (2:28am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds

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    Shaun is back and we tackle another Season 6B story. Well, sort of. This time we review The Third Doctor Adventures: The Annihilators. And while this is technically a Third Doctor story taking place around Season 7, the Doctor and Jamie pop in to take part in the adventure.

    Plus, we discuss the newest 60th-anniversary trailer.

    And, Glenn has this week’s ‘Something New 2 Minute Review’ with a look at Doctor Who: The Beast of Scar Hill, the audiobook featuring the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 562 – Grab Your Parkas

    17 September 2023 (9:02pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes and 6 seconds

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    We are one less podcaster this week, but that didn’t stop us from forging forward with another episode.

    This week, to punish Shaun for rushing off to enjoy a vacation at Walt Disney World, Keith and Glenn decided to review a story featuring Shaun’s beloved Eighth Doctor in the BBC Audiobook, The Teeth of Ice: 8th Doctor Audio Original written by Andrew Lane and read by Dan Starkey,

    Plus, we discuss the announcement that Doctor Who: Redacted will return for season 2.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 561 – You’re Having a Giraffe

    13 September 2023 (3:32am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 1 minutes and 47 seconds

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    This week we continue our reviews of the Big Finish Doctor Who 60th Anniversary audios. This time we cover Once & Future 4 – Two’s Company.

    Then it’s on to more Doom’s Day materials, this time we tackle hours 16 to 19 with the recently released Four From Doom’s Day from BBC Audio.

    Plus, Glenn reviews Doctor on Display: (Blackpool 2004-2009) from Reeltime Pictures for our ‘Something New 2-Minute Review’.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 560 – Hired by a Ghost

    2 September 2023 (2:10pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 8 minutes and 2 seconds

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    The clock continues to click down on Doom’s Day as she tries to escape Death and find the Doctor.

    This week we review ‘Doom’s Day: Extraction Point‘, a novel written by M.G. Harris and published by BBC Books.

    Then it’s back to the Lost in Time mobile game for Doom’s second adventure there. This time it’s Doom’s Day Part II – Wrong Place at the Right Time.

    And we discussed the recent Series 1 – 4 Blu-Ray remastered set.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 559 – Adversary Archive: The Toymaker II- Play the Game

    18 August 2023 (2:24am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 4 minutes and 36 seconds

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    This time we feature another one of our Adversary Archives, again looking at materials featuring The Toymaker.

    This time we review the poem The Toymaker from the book Now We Are Six Hundred, written by James Goss with illustrations by Russell T. Davies.

    Then we review Big Finish Companion Chronicle 4.12 – Solitaire.

    And finally, we look at the comic End Game printed in Doctor Who Magazine issues 244 to 247.

    Plus, we talk about the recent announcement that The Underwater Menace is getting an animation treatment.

    Enjoy!

     

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  • Episode 559 – Adversary Archive: The Toymaker II- Play the Game

    18 August 2023 (2:24am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 4 minutes and 36 seconds

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    This time we feature another one of our Adversary Archives, again looking at materials featuring The Toymaker.

    This time we review the poem The Toymaker from the book Now We Are Six Hundred, written by James Goss with illustrations by Russell T. Davies.

    Then we review Big Finish Companion Chronicle 4.12 – Solitaire.

    And finally, we look at the comic End Game printed in Doctor Who Magazine issues 244 to 247.

    Plus, we talk about the recent announcement that The Underwater Menace is getting an animation treatment.

    Enjoy!

     

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  • Episode 558 – Creag an Tuire!

    14 August 2023 (3:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 9 minutes and 45 seconds

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    In this week’s show, we dip back into some stories that take place in the fan-created, BBC-sanctioned “Season 6B”. This is the era between The War Games and Spearhead From Space.

    This time we review a VERY recent release from Big Finish, Doctor Who: The Second Doctor Adventures: James Robert McCrimmon.

    Plus, some news about an upcoming book release.

    And, Glenn shares this week’s “Something New, 2 Minute Review”. Well, sort of. You’ll have to listen to find out.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 557 – Incarcerated in a Dalek Amusement Park

    2 August 2023 (1:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 9 minutes and 17 seconds

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    In this episode, we continue our reviews of materials that are celebrating the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who.

    First, it’s the third release in Big Finish’s ‘Once and Future’ series, A Genius for War featuring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor.

    Then it’s more of Doom’s Day. We review hours 6 through 9 with the two comics from Titan, A Doctor In the House? Part 1 & 2.

    And then we discuss the Doctor Who: Lost in Time mobile game event, “AI am the Doctor” from East End Games, which wraps up Doom’s hour 10.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 556 – Adversary Archive: The Toymaker – The Nexus of the Primeval Cauldron

    29 July 2023 (3:31am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 4 minutes and 19 seconds

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    In anticipation of Neil Patrick Harris potentially being reviled as taking on the role of The Toynaker, we have decided to present to our listeners another Adversary Archive. We break down some stories featuring him. First, it’s Doctor Who: The Nightmare Fair, released as the first in the ‘Lost Stories’ series from Big Finish, We will be contrasting and comparing with the Target novelization written by Graham Williams who also wrote the script of the television story that was never made,

    Then we look at the short story, The Game written by Warwick Gray, and was featured in Doctor Who Magazine issue 192.

    Finally, we review the comic story, The Great Gamble from Doctor Who Magazine and written by John Peel.

    And Keith brings us another ‘Something New, 2 Minute Review’ of ‘The Lost Stories: Daleks! Genesis of Terror’ from Big Finish.

    Plus, we discuss several Doctor Who-related news items from the past few weeks.

    Enjoy!

     

     

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  • Episode 555 – Adversary Archive: Beep the Meep – The Doctor’s Furry Foe

    16 July 2023 (9:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes and 26 seconds

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    In this episode for one of our special Adversary Archives, we look back on more materials featuring Beep the Meep.

    First, it’s the (VERY) short story, Beep the Meep Gets 3000 Years.

    Then we examine The Star Beast II and TV Action! comics.

    Next, it’s the Sixth Doctor audio, The Ratings War, from Big Finish.

    And Finally, the meta interview with Beep in Doctor Who Magazine’s Who on Earth… is Beep the Meep?

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 554 – You Don’t Have to Kill to Work Here, But It Helps

    11 July 2023 (1:11am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 48 minutes and 59 seconds

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    In this episode, we look at some of the first materials from the ‘Doom’s Day’ multi-media event. First, we review the kickoff story, Doom’s Day Hour 1 by James Goss on www.doctorwho.tv. Then we examine the four comics comprising hours 2 through 5 in Doctor Who Magazine 592. These stories are ‘Target Selected’, ‘The Plastic Population’, ‘High Noon in Hollywood’, and ‘The Horn of a Dilemma’.

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

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  • Episode 553 – Complicated, Hard to Explain and Up for Discussion

    27 June 2023 (5:10pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 45 minutes and 17 seconds

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    In this episode, we continue our reviews of Big Finish’s 6oth Anniversary specials with Once and Future 2: The Artist at the End of Time.

    Plus, Doctor Who Magazine continues its contribution to the celebration year with the Fourteenth Doctor comic, Liberation of the Daleks. This time we look at parts 5 through 9.

    And, Shuan has a “Something New, 2 Minute Review” of The Making of Doctor Who: The Original 1970s Programme Guide audiobook released earlier this month.

    Enjoy!

     

     

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  • Episode 552 – Meep! Meep!

    26 June 2023 (1:01am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 14 minutes and 47 seconds

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    In preparation for the 60th-anniversary specials coming up later this year, we turn back time and look at the Doctor Who comic story The Star Beast which was first published in Doctor Who Magazine. This is the story that introduced Beep the Meep.

    Then, we review Big Finish’s take on the story with The Comic Strip Adaptations – “Doctor Who and the Star Beast”.

    Plus, Glenn reviews the book, We‘re Falling Through Space: Doctor Who and Celebrating the Mundane for this week’s ‘Something New, 2 Minute Review’.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 551 – The Perpetual Police Box

    17 June 2023 (7:57pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 0 minutes and 54 seconds

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    This week we are taking another look at Season 6B. This time a book review! We’ll examine Doctor Who: World Game, the Past Doctors Adventure novel by Terrance Dicks and published in 2005.

    Keith has a ‘Something New, 2 Minute Review’ of the recently released Big Finish audio, Doctor Who and the Ark, part of its Lost Stories series.

    And a few weeks’ worth of news including a returning companion and Doom’s Day release info.

    Enjoy!

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  • Episode 550 – They Looked Down

    24 May 2023 (1:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 8 minutes and 17 seconds

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    We’re back to the Last Great Time War for this episode, with a review of Gallifrey: Time War 4 from Big Finish.

    Plus, more Big Finish News with the announcement of a new Eighth Doctor adventure.

    And, in our ‘Something New, 2 Minute Review’, Glenn reviews Doctor on Display (Blackpool 1974-1985) from Reeltime Pictures.

    Enjoy!

     

     

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  • Episode 549 – Or, is it 548, or Maybe 547?

    18 May 2023 (1:26am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 42 minutes and 19 seconds

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    In this week’s show, we review the recently released Big Finish audio Doctor Who: Once and Future: Past Lives. This is part of the studio’s offering for the 60th anniversary year.

    Plus, Shaun brings us this week’s ‘Something New, 2 Minute Review’ with a look at The Amazing World of Doctor Who audiobook from BBC Physical Audio.

    And, we discuss the recently announced episode titles for the upcoming anniversary specials.

    Enjoy!

     

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  • Episode 548 – Episode of the Damned

    13 May 2023 (2:32am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes and 25 seconds

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    This week we look at some more comics as part of our year-long celebration of Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary. This time we review the Fourth Doctor adventure, ‘City of the Damned’. While it may not precisely connect to ‘Star Beast’, which was the first to feather Beep the Meep, it is one of two stories leading into that story.

    Also, a comic that does directly link to the 60th anniversary, because it is currently ongoing, we review the first four parts of ‘Liberation of the Daleks’, which is being published in Doctor Who Magazine and features a new adventure for the Fourteenth Doctor.

    Plus, a look at the news of the week, including the announcement of a renowned American actor Jonathan Groff.

    And we have some news concerning the upcoming Doctoberfest, Who North America’s annual three-day festival celebrating Doctor Who fandom taking place in Hendricks County, Indiana, You’ll have to listen to find out who.

    Enjoy!

     

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  • Episode 547 – Bring It On!

    3 May 2023 (3:08am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 2 minutes and 15 seconds

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    We’re back to our adventures in the Time War, with the Big Finish audio, Gallifrey: Time War 3. We rejoin the recently exiled Romana and Narvin as they search the vortex for Leela.

    Plus, we discuss the BBC Ident 60th Anniversary teaser.

    And, Glenn has a ‘Something New, 2 Minute Review’ of Paradise Towers: Paradise Found,  a sequel to the classic Sylvester McCoy, Seventh Doctor story from Cutaway Comics.

    Enjoy!

     

     

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  • Episode 546 – Great Dane One

    29 April 2023 (4:10am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 2 minutes and 44 seconds

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    In this episode, we really delve into Season 6B, the narrative space between the end of The War Games and the beginning of Spearhead from Space.  We kick things off with the recently released Doctor Who: The Second Doctor Adventures: Beyond War Games from Big Finish which features the stories The Final Beginning by Mark Wright and Nicholas Briggs and Wrath of the Ice Warriors by Andrew Smith.

    Then we review the short story, Save Yourself written by Terrance Dicks which is found in ‘The Target Storybook’.

    And Glenn gives a ‘Something New, 2 Minute Review’ of Rani Takes on the World: Beyond Bannerman Road which was just released by Big Finish.

    Plus we discuss some recent news including composer Murray Gold returning to Doctor Who and Titan’s Doom’s Day 2 issue comic story featuring the return of Missy.

    Enjoy!

     

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  • Episode 545 – We Librarians are a Tough Breed

    21 April 2023 (4:33am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 6 minutes and 19 seconds

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    In this week’s show, we are back to Act Three of the Last Great Time War. Again joining the War Doctor for his darkest adventure yet, with the Big Finish audio drama, The War Doctor Begins: He Who Fights With Monsters.

    Plus, we talk about some 60th-anniversary tie-in announcements including a graphic novel and some books coming later this year.

    And an update from Doctor Who: Wolds Apart, the online TCG.

    Enjoy!

     

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  • Episode 544 – Good Name for a Salad

    12 April 2023 (4:04am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes and 33 seconds

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    This week we take another turn celebrating 60 years of Doctor Who, with something that tangentially connects to the upcoming specials. We are reviewing ‘The Iron Legion’ comic strips featured in Doctor Who Weekly issues 1 through 8, written by Pat Mills, and John Wagner, and illustrated by Dave Gibbons. Then we turn to the Big Finish audio, The Comic Strip Adaptations – “Doctor Who and the Iron Legion”, adapted from the comics by Alan Barnes. Wondering what the connection to the 60th Anniversary is? Listen to the end to find out,

    Plus Keith talks about the newly released hidden object mystery game, Doctor Who: An Unlikely Heist. It’s this week’s ‘Something New, 2 Minute Review’

    Enjoy!

     

     

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  • Episode 543 – Designing Corridors

    7 April 2023 (2:34am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 53 minutes and 30 seconds

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    We’re back in the Time War this week, continuing with act three of the saga. This time with a review of Big Finish’s The War Doctor Begins 3 – Battlegrounds. Hear what we thought about this three-part story.

    Plus, Glenn reviews the Doctor Who: William Hartnell – Complete Season Two Blu-Ray set. in this week’s ‘Something New, 2 Minute Review’.

    And we talk about some recent casting news.

    Enjoy!

     

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  • Episode 542 – You’re Making Me Giddy!

    3 April 2023 (12:20am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 51 minutes and 55 seconds

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    This week we begin our exploration of the so-called Season 6B. That’s the fan-derived “missing season” of adventures the Second Doctor embarks on BEFORE he regenerates and is stranded on Earth. We start this series with a setup of the events that lead to Season 6B. We review the novelization of The War Games written by Malcolm Hulke and the short story, War Crimes, from the short story collection, Short Trips.

    Enjoy!

     

     

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  • Episode 541 – On to Plan G

    28 March 2023 (1:32am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 3 minutes and 29 seconds

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    This week we return to the Time War. We continue Act Three with the second installment in The War Doctor Begins series with Volume 2, The Warbringer.

    Plus, in this week’s ‘Something New, 2 Minute Review’ Glenn reviews the rest of the fourth volume of The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles, All of Time and Space.

    We also talk Oscars.

    And we discuss the recent announcement for the next multimedia crossover event, Doom’s Day.

    Enjoy!

     

     

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  • Episode 540 – We’ve Come to Get Our Ball Back

    11 March 2023 (3:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 2 minutes and 5 seconds

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    This week we look at the animated version of The Abominable Snowmen which was released with both a Black & White and Color version of the story in the UK in September 2022 and in North America in December 2022. This is our second go-around with the story. We reviewed the reconstruction by Loose Cannon back in Episode 175 – An Intelligent Design.

    Plus in our ‘Something New, 2 Minute Review” – Keith gives us a look at the new Doctor Who mobile game, Lost in Time.

    And we do get into a spoiler discussion of The Mandalorian Chapter 17: The Apostate. You can skip forward to 00:14:45 to avoid getting spoiled on the episode.

    Enjoy!

     

     

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  • Episode 539 – From Tots to Killer Commandos

    1 March 2023 (4:10am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 59 minutes and 26 seconds

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    This week we slide into Act Three of our journey through the Time War. This time we review The War Doctor Begins, Volume 1 – Forged In Fire from Big Finish.

    And, we have a new segment we call the “Something New, Two Minute Review”. Glenn does a quick spoiler-free review of the first story in The Doctor Chronicles: The Eleventh Doctor: All of Time and Space boxset, also from Big Finish.

    Plus, we take a moment off-topic to talk about the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far.

    Enjoy!

     

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  • Episode 538 – Diamonds are Forever

    22 February 2023 (1:49am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 52 minutes and 49 seconds

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    This show we do something a little different. This time, as part of our 60th Anniversary celebration of Doctor Who, we are looking at the Doctor Who Diamond logo and its variations through the years. We discuss the TV logo, the familiar merchandise logo, publications logos, and more.

    This is is just one episode that will focus on 60 years of Doctor Who leading up to Doctor Who day and the anniversary later this year.

    Enjoy!

     

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  • Episode 537 – One Big Continuity Error

    10 February 2023 (3:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 55 minutes and 32 seconds

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    In this week’s episode, we take an unexpected detour back to Act Two of the Time War to pick up the recently released Doctor Who – The Time War 5: Cass from Big Finish.  We decided to switch to this review instead of moving on to The War Doctor Begins series to keep some continuity in our Time War reviews. Please forgive us if you were expecting the latter.

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

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  • Episode 536 – Family Reconciliation

    27 January 2023 (5:21am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 39 minutes and 39 seconds

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    In this podcast episode, we look at the recently released documentary Doctor Who Am I.  It’s the story of an infamous Doctor Who screenwriter who is reluctantly dragged back into the American Whoniverse. We’ll give our impression of this film.

    Plus, we discuss the latest Doctor Who Collection Blu-ray set featuring the Third Doctor.

    Enjoy!

     

     

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  • Episode 535 – Spot on Landing

    13 January 2023 (2:08am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 16 minutes and 14 seconds

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    Our travels through the history of the Time War continue, and we make a spot on landing at the Big Finish audio drama, Doctor Who: Classic Doctors New Monsters 2. Of course, only one of the four stories actually takes place during the Time War, but we wanted to go ahead and review the entire box set anyway, Hear what we thought of these stories.

    Plus, we discuss some more new series casting news.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in the show:

    The Diary of River Song 1.4 – Reviewed in TTV Episode 437
    Classic Doctors, New Monsters 1.3 – Reviewed in TTV Episode 453
    The Legacy of Time – Reviewed in TTV Episode 440
    Night of the Doctor – Reviewed in TTV Episode 151

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  • Episode – 534 – Race Fast Safe Car

    9 January 2023 (10:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 5 minutes and 42 seconds

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    In this episode, we continue our journey through the history of the time war, this time with a review of Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventure – Time War, Volume 4 by Big Finish Productions.

    We also talk trailer news and new Doctor and companion outfit reveals.

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

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  • Episode 533 – Seeing Green Monkeys

    14 December 2022 (12:26pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 7 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Our journey through the Tome War continues this time with the Eighth Doctor Big Finish Adventure, Time War Volume 3. Find out what we think of this installment in the series.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Episode 532 – Chance Meetings

    24 November 2022 (4:09am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 41 minutes and 6 seconds

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    It’s book review time. And it’s a long one.

    In this episode, we review Temporal Logbook 3: Changed Lives from our friends at Pencil Tip Publishing.

    This is an anthology collection by various authors. All proceeds from the publication are donated to SETTLED, an independent charity providing free and trustworthy information, advice, and support in different languages to EU citizens in the UK. And we are excited to have our very own Shaun Collins who was asked to write one of the short stories in the book.

    Plus we discuss the recent announcement of a new companion played by Millie Gibson.

    Enjoy!

     

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