SciFi4Me Partners with "Traveling the Vortex" for New DOCTOR WHO Show
TARDIS Sauce will be a half-hour discussion and review program airing every other Thursday on SciFi4Me TV – http://www.youtube.com/
Airing every other Wednesday at 7pm Central, the show is part of the relaunch of SciFi4Me ahead of the site's tenth anniversary, which includes new programming on both YouTube and Twitch video channels in addition to new content at SciFi4Me.com. Topics will range from episode and season reviews to discussions about tie-in material such as the Big Finish audio stories, novels, Classic Doctor Who, and more.
For Harvey, it's a chance to dive deep into the lore of Doctor Who with others who have the same kind of appreciation for the show. "I'm looking forward to the lively exchange of opinions, knowledge and passion that always seems to appear when fans of Doctor Who get together. It's a pretty amazing environment to play in."
Like Harvey, Bartlett is among the generation of Americans who discovered Doctor Who when it was featured mostly on public television in the 80s and 90s. "I became a fan of Doctor Who at a very young age, when most kids in the United States had never heard of it. It was a very isolating experience. In adulthood, the internet was able to connect me with other fans around the globe to chat about the series online. Bringing people together for a more personal discussion is an exciting aspect of the fandom and I look forward to hearing comments and opinions from other people who love Doctor Who and engaging in conversations about the Doctor Who universe."
Harvey agrees: "This is a show that I grew up with, from the Tom Baker years on PBS here in the States, diving back into the First thru Third Doctors at cons in the 80's, tracking down as many of the Virgin books during the Great Hiatus in my 20's and from the Revival to the present day. It's inspired fans and creators in ways few other shows have, and mixed science fiction, horror, adventure and family entertainment like no other series has."
Bartlett and Collins, both long-time Doctor Who fans, recruited and introduced Miles to the BBC program. Traveling the Vortex recently passed its 400th episode and continues to air every week on iTunes and at http://www.travelingthevortex.com. TARDIS Sauce gives the team a new challenge working in another medium.
Collins is looking forward to the opportunities afforded by video. "A new show with a new format can bring a new audience with new ideas about Doctor Who, which I'm sure will challenge my ideas about it. Plus, I tend to talk with my hands, which is not ideal on an audio podcast. At long last, all my visual jokes will be understood!"
The potential for where the discussion will go is just as far-reaching as the show itself, spanning over fifty years of story material, behind-the-scenes secrets, lost episodes, cultural impact, and more.
"Doctor Who is show unlike any other, it can be whatever it wants and in 55+ years has covered many genres and often tackles subjects that are rife for discussion and analysis," says Miles. "I'm looking forward to the wide range of topics we'll be covering."
Bartlett agrees: "There's no shortage of things that can be discussed. I'm probably most excited to talk about some of the more peripheral aspects of show, including materials that may not fit in what many would consider canon."
SciFi4Me TV relaunches on Saturday, January 5, 2019 with the first episode of Good Morning Multiverse and the 164th episode of The H2O Podcast. TARDIS Sauce will debut Wednesday, January 9th at 7pm Central US.
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SciFi4Me is an online multimedia magazine covering the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres with news, reviews, interviews, podcasts, and video programs. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, SciFi4Me was the first and only web site to cover the World Science Fiction Convention with a live streamcast for the duration of the event. The staff consists of volunteers from many parts of the world.
About Traveling the Vortex
Traveling the Vortex is a weekly podcast experiment hosted by Glenn Bartlett, Shaun Collins, and Keith Miles. For almost seven years and 400+ episodes (and counting), the crew of Whovians discuss all aspects of the Doctor Who franchise. The show can be found on iTunes and at http://www.travelingthevortex.com.
Jason P. Hunt