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Saturday 14th February 2009

This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - February 14, 2009
(posted 14th Feb 2009, 1:32pm - TWIDW post #0821)
This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
February 14, 2009 - Vol 1, No 7
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts, and other
by Benjamin F. Elliott
There will be a special mini Sarah Jane Adventures episode during
Comic Relief 2009/Red Nose Day on BBC One (Friday 13 March 2009 at
7PM GMT). It will star the regular cast. More details should emerge
as the airdate approaches.
Sarah Jane Stations:
Sarah Jane Adventures repeats.
Saturday 1:45PM GMT 7a. The Last Sontaran pt 1 of 2
Sunday 1:45PM GMT 7b. The Last Sontaran pt 2 of 2
21 February 1:45PM GMT 8a. "Day Of The Clown" pt 1 of 2
22 February 1:45PM GMT 8b. "Day Of The Clown" pt 2 of 2
28 February 1:45PM GMT 9a. Secrets of the Stars pt 1 of 2
1 March 1:45PM GMT 9b. Secrets of the Stars pt 2 of 2
4 March 8AM GMT "start of a weekday repeat run"
5 March 8AM GMT "TBA"
6 March 8AM GMT "TBA"
13 March 7PM GMT "Red Nose Day/Comic Relief 2009" includes a new
special Sarah Jane episode
Classic Doctor Who and exclusive Canadian home of the Sarah Jane
Adventures. We do not know if they have bought Series 2.
Series 1 repeats:
Sunday 9PM and 5AM EST 2a. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 1 of 2
Sunday 9:30PM and 5:30AM EST 2b. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 2 of 2
22 February 9PM and 5AM EST 3a. Eye of the Gorgon pt 1 of 2
22 February 9:30PM and 5:30AM EST 3b. Eye of the Gorgon pt 2 of 2
Nickelodeon Australia
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 repeats. Series 2 coming in July.
Monday 6:30PM and 1:30AM AEDT 1. Invasion of the Bane (1 hour)
Wednesday 6:30PM and 1:30AM AEDT 2a. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 1
of 2
Wednesday 6:55PM and 1:55AM AEDT 2b. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 2
of 2
Thursday 6:30PM and 1:30AM AEDT 3a. Eye of the Gorgon pt 1 of 2
Friday 6:30PM AEDT 3b. Eye of the Gorgon pt 2 of 2
23 February 6:30PM and 1:30AM AEDT 4a. Warriors of Kudlak pt 1 of 2
24 February 6:30PM and 1:30AM AEDT 4b. Warriors of Kudlak pt 2 of 2
25 February 6:30PM and 1:30AM AEDT 5a. "Whatever Happened To Sarah
Jane?" pt 1 of 2
26 February 6:30PM and 1:30AM AEDT 5b. "Whatever Happened To Sarah
Jane?" pt 2 of 2
27 February 6:30PM AEDT 6a. The Lost Boy pt 1 of 2
K9 - Coming later 2009. Network Ten in Australia will air it. Other broadcasters unknown.
This section is looking for currently in production, interesting
podcasts related to Doctor Who. If you think your webcast/podcast (or
somebody else's) belongs in this section, e-mail me. My audio device
used for most of this programming is trying to turn itself into an
expensive paperweight, which is slowing down efforts in
listening/listing any other relevant podcasts. Touch screens don't
work well enough - bring back buttons.
Doctor Who: Podshock
Live Talkshoe broadcasts -
call in number (724) 444-7444 call id 23358
1) Home to the Weekly-ish chat show with US and UK Doctor Who fans
done in podcast format. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Ken Deep, and James
Naughton, with frequent contributions/co-hosting by Dave AC, Mike
Doran, and a cast of many. There is a feed for studio shows and for
life shows.
2) Also home to the Sonic Newsdriver, Louis Trapani's periodic
rundown of new Doctor Who news.
3) Also home to the Hitch-hiker's Guide To British Sci-Fi, a podcast
covering a mix of shows, including Doctor Who.
Current episode:
Episode 140 - another, more involved Gallifrey 2009 pre-show. If you
are coming to Gallifrey, it can help whet the appetite. If like me
you cannot make it this year, it gives inspiration to save up money
for the next one.
DWO Whocast
Current episodes:
Whocast episode 106. A day at Big Finish, including interviews with
Nicholas Briggs and Sylvester McCoy.
Whocast episode 107 - came out just as TWIDW was hitting the
internet. Russell from the Rambling with Russell podcast is a guest.
The Two Doctors
call in number (718) 664-9807
Jim Iaccino and Kenn Gold look at the latest SciFi broadcasts in the
US, with emphasis on fitting in Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica,
Fringe, and the other big scifi shows of the moment. Everything is
based on US premiere dates rather than UK. Approximately 90 minutes
per episode. Show airs live with a text chat and can be downloaded
Current episode - didn't do one on Super Bowl night.
Next episode - Sunday 9PM PST (Midnight EST, 5AM GMT) - The end of
the newest Galactica should grab their attention. So should the
Torchwood trailer, Doctor Who being in HD, Caprica going DVD before
TV, and BBC America just bought a bunch of British shows.
Tin Dog Podcast
Weekly UK based podcast looking at the latest in Doctor Who,
Torchwood, or Sarah Jane Adventures. New episodes ever 2 weeks or so.
Current episode - 80 - Warriors Gate and a Big Finish audio.
CIA - Cultdom In Audio
Live Talkshoe broadcasts
call in number (724) 444-7444 call id 30659
West, Dave AC, Colin, and other Doctor Who fans liked the live Doctor
Who: Podshocks so much that they wanted to keep talking afterwards.
The resulting show covers Doctor Who, anything else sci-fi related,
and can go wildly off in all directions. Chats open 15 minutes before
the scheduled start time.
Current episode - Video Gaming.
Upcoming episodes:
Sunday 2PM EST/11AM PST/7PM GMT - Action/Adventure movies. And guys,
if there is any chance, could we call the Podshock folks who should
be live at the Gallifrey convention right then? Just asking.
22 February 2PM EST/11AM PST/7PM GMT - Life On Mars.
Radio Free Skaro
The 3 Canadians get together on Sundays for about an hour or two or
more to discuss the latest in Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Sarah Jane
in a fairly amusing manner.
Current episodes:
#121 - regular episode.
#122 - Friday February 13 - 1st Gallifrey show. And I'm not there -
darn budget. The Tachyon TV people visit, so there is explicit
language. Series 1 Torchwood level language, which is ironic.
Coming this weekend - #123 and #124 - Gallifrey Saturday and
Gallifrey Sunday.
A Podcast Of Impossible Things
Cardiff-based Doctor Who fans get together to discuss the latest
Doctor Who and do a full length commentary on new Doctor Who episodes.
Current episodes:
Commentary on episode 1.03 The Unquiet Dead along with the 2 minute
preview of The Next Doctor from Children In Need. Recorded before
Christmas 2008.
A Whovian's Quest
Jonathan Rainer is podcasting his experiences as he watches Doctor
Who. In original broadcast order. From 1963. Without a gap. Can he
pull it off?
Current episode - 13 - The Web Planet. Includes an update on the
delays in the interactive website Jonathan is planning.
Bigger On The Inside
Mike and Dan decide to do their own podcast exploring each Doctor Who
story in broadcast order. It is a very different style from
Jonathan's. Again - can they pull it off? Part of the Earth-2 family
of podcasts. Warning - explicit language (swearing). If your
headphones leak any sound at all - do not listen at work.
Current episode - 6. The Reign Of Terror. An interesting insight into
the difficulty of getting into a classic Who story when the video is
missing from the 2 most plot filled episodes.
Hooe On Who - reviews of recent Doctor Who DVDs. This week - 3
reviews at once.
Staggering Stories - in the middle of checking out
The Big Finish Podcast
Big Finish podcasts at least once a month to discuss their Doctor Who
and other projects (Sapphire and Steel, Stargate (!), Dark Shadows,
Bernice Summerfield, etc).
Current episode - Big Finish 2009 Doctor Who release schedule special.
Cliff And Stephanie's Doctor Who Fan Podcast
Current episode - 17 - Review of Midnight, Turn Left, The Stolen
Earth, and Journey's End (free)
Next episode - content unknown
Cliff and Stephanie Ravenscraft review Doctor Who episodes when their
busy schedule of podcasts allows time. This time it is a group review
of the end of Series 4 and their thoughts on Doctor Who's upcoming
break/loss of David Tennant. is a network of podcasts on TV shows, daily life, religion,
and other issues that interest the 3 Ravenscrafts. Doctor Who Fan
Podcast becomes one of the pay programs in the network starting with
episode 12. The existing paying audience ranked Doctor Who dead last
in their interests (annoying the hosts who want to do the show but
are living off the revenue from their podcasts). If you subscribe to
their podcasts in order to hear the new Doctor Who episodes, be sure
to alert them that you are doing this. Half the episodes expected to
be free, half paid.
MMM Commentaries
Roving Australian podcasting gang. Some episodes are a discussion of
the latest sci-fi news, including Doctor Who. Other episodes are
commentaries on Doctor Who episodes, Star Wars films, some Stargate
stuff, and others.
Current episode - Terror Of The Autons, pt 2.
TV Talk with Shaun O'Mac
Weeknights 6 to 8PM EST (3 to 5PM PST) [Friday 7PM EST/4PM PST]
Shaun O'Mac (of the Jericho "nuts" campaign) hosts a daily 2 hour
show covering all things TV. Doctor Who is usually discussed in the
2nd hour of the Friday show with Two Doctors co-host Kenn Gold.
Listen and chat live through the website with archives appearing
right after the show finishes.
The Minute Doctor Who Podcast
Video podcast looking at Doctor Who projects. Episodes are usually
under 5 minutes long.
Current episode - 9. Why there has not been a new episode in a while.
Doctor Who Review Today
Live editions Late Fridays 1AM EST/10PM PST/6PM GMT
Robert Carrie King reviews Doctor Who topics on this Talkshoe program.
PBS Stations With Doctor Who Rights That Could Air Again:
A - BOUGHT SERIES THREE: (rights expire at date unknown)
1) WTTW Chicago, IL analog 11 digital .1 - digital only 6/12/09
Chicago DirecTV 11,965 DirecTVHD 11 Chicago Dish 11,8496
Rockford, IL - cable station only
WTTW also has the right to air Series 1 one more time and Series 2 two more times.
A - BOUGHT SERIES TWO: (rights expire March 31, 2010)
1) UNC North Carolina analog 58,17,30,4,36,33 digital .1 - digital only 6/12/09
Charlotte DirecTV 58,892 Charlotte Dish 4,8662
Greenville, SC DirecTV 33,892 Greenville, SC Dish 4,8190
Norfolk, VA DirecTV 2 Norfolk, VA Dish 2,7271
Florence, SC DirecTV 31 Florence, SC Dish 31,7845
Greenville, NC DirecTV 25 Greenville, NC Dish 19,7737
UNC has the right to air Series 1 for one more cycle and Series 2 for two more cycles.
2) KCPT Kansas City, MO analog 19 digital .1 - digital only 2/17/09
Kansas City DirecTV 19 Kansas City Dish 19,8436
KCPT has the right to air Series 2 two more times.
B - BOUGHT SERIES ONE: (rights expire February 28, 2009)
1) Georgia Public Broadcasting analog 8, 18, 9, 14, 20, 29, 8 digital .1 - digital only 2/17/09
Atlanta DirecTV 8,981 Atlanta Dish 8,8306 Jacksonville, FL Dish 8,9058
Chattanooga, TN DirecTV 18 Chattanooga, TN Dish 8,7336
Savannah DirecTV 9 Savannah Dish 8,7486
Augusta DirecTV 20 Augusta Dish 8,7706
Macon DirecTV 29 Macon Dish 8,7882 Albany Dish 8,7672
Georgia Public Broadcasting has the right to air Series 1 another 3 times.
2) WPBT Miami, FL analog 2 digital .1 - digital only 6/12/09
Miami DirecTV 2,979 DirecTVHD 2 Miami Dish 2,8836
3rd Cycle interrupted. WPBT has the right to finish it and to air Series 1 one more time.
3) Prairie Public TV North Dakota analog 13,3,6,9,4,19,2 digital .2, 16.2, 25.2 - digital only 2/17/09
Fargo DirecTV 13 Fargo Dish 13,7418 Bismarck Dish 3,7970
Prairie Public TV has the right to air Series 1 another 2 times.
4) South Dakota Public Broadcasting analog 2,23,9,11 digital .2 - digital only 2/17/09
Sioux Falls DirecTV 23 Sioux Falls Dish 23,9236 Rapid City Dish 9,7984 South Dakota Public Broadcasting has the right to air Series 1 one more time, but will not use it before the rights expire. Final listing.
5) NET Nebraska analog 29,3,26,16 digital .1
(KRNE 12.1, KUON 12.1, KPNE 9.1, KTNE 13.1, KMNE 7.1, KXNE 19.1 converted early) - digital only 2/17/09
Omaha DirecTV 26 DirecTV HD 26 Omaha Dish 26,9147
Lincoln DirecTV 29 DirecTVHD 29 Lincoln Dish 12,7556 Sioux City, IA Dish 27,7195
end of the run - NET is not expected to use their option to show the episodes a 4th time.
6) KSPS Spokane, WA analog 7 digital .2 - digital only 2/17/09
Spokane DirecTV 7 Spokane Dish 7,9176
KSPS has the right to air Series 1 another 2 times.
7) Oregon Public Broadcasting analog 10,28,13,3,7 digital .1 - digital only 6/12/09
Portland DirecTV 10,947 DirecTVHD 10 Portland Dish 10,8676
Eugene DirecTV 28 Eugene Dish 28,7186
Oregon Public broadcasting has the right to air Series 1 one more time, but will not use it before the rights expire. Final listing.
8) Southern Oregon (Medford/Klamath Falls) Public TV analog 8,22 digital .2 - digital only 2/17/09
Medford DirecTV 8 Medford Dish 8,7650
Southern Oregon Public TV had the right to air Series 1 another 2 times.
9) KLCS Los Angeles, CA analog 58 digital .1 - digital only 6/12/09
Los Angeles DirecTV 58,964 Los Angeles Dish 58,8012
KLCS has the right to air Series 1 for one more cycle.
Other stations that are not currently airing Who or Sarah Jane but
may still have rights:
1) HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?) - Cool TV
Series 2 completed.
RTL Klub
Series 2 Repeat Run halted, it appears.
2) JAPAN - BS-2 Series 1 and 2 Completed.
NHK 3 Series 1 and 2 Completed.
3) ISRAEL - Yes Stars
5) BELGIUM - LaDeux - all episodes dubbed into
French - Series 3 completed.
6) NETHERLANDS - Nederland 2 - Series 2
7) DENMARK - DR 1 Series 1 Repeats Completed.
8) FINLAND - TV2 - No additional airdates at
Series 1 repeat run completed.
The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 - not on schedule.
11) HONG KONG - ATV World -
3rd Series completed.
12) POLAND - TVP1 - Repeat run completed.
BBC Entertainment Poland - Airs as
Doktor Who. Repeat run halted.
13) SWEDEN - SVT 24 and SVT HD
14) GREECE - Skai TV - Between seasons.
15) ICELAND - RUV - English with Icelandic
subtitles - Series 1 and 2 completed.
16) TURKEY - Cine 5
17) THAILAND - Channel 7
18) ITALY - Jimmy
Voyage Of The Damned has aired - rest of Series 4 airdates TBA.
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 - dubbed into Italian. Pan & scan 4:3
image. completed run?
19) UK - BBC HD - can air Doctor Who At The
Proms again and all future Doctor Who stories, now that the show is
going HD
20) NEW ZEALAND - Prime TV 16:9 digital; 4:3 pan and scan analog.
21) INDIA - BBC Entertainment
Series 1 to 3 completed.
22) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia
ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours earlier on ShowSeries 1 Extra) -
Series 3 Encore completed.
23) DUBAI - Dubai One
More info needed. Doctor Who was seen airing on this station over
24) ROMANIA - TVR2 - Series 3 completed.
25) FRANCE - France 4 - Series 4 completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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