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Saturday 28th March 2009

This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - March 28, 2009
(posted 28th Mar 2009, 1:04pm - TWIDW post #0846)
This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
March 28, 2009 - Vol 1, No 13
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts, and other matters.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Sarah Jane Stations:
Sarah Jane Adventures repeats.
Monday 7:55AM BST 10b. "Mark Of The Beserker" pt 2 of 2
Tuesday 7:55AM BST 11a. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 1 of 2
Wednesday 7:55AM BST 11b. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 2 of 2
Thursday 7:55AM BST 12a. "Revenge Of The Bane" pt 1 of 2
Friday 7:55AM BST 12b. "Revenge Of The Bane" pt 2 of 2 (end of weekday repeats)
6 April 5:15PM BST 7a. The Last Sontaran pt 1 of 2 (new time slot, weekly run)
13 April 5:15PM BST 7b. The Last Sontaran pt 2 of 2
BBC Kids
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 EDT 3a. Eye of the Gorgon pt 1 of 2
Sunday 9:30PM and 5:30AM EDT 3b. Eye of the Gorgon pt 2 of 2 (leaves schedule
at this point - next airdate unknown)
K9 - Coming later 2009. Network Ten in Australia will air it. Other broadcasters unknown. 26 episodes in this first batch.
Added The Wailing Fangirl to the list of podcasts. Removed the GSPN Who podcast
as there did not seem to be any evidence of further episodes. Updated listings
for some podcasts and reorganized things. I think it looks better. Unless you
are the Staggering Stories podcast, in which case it may look better next week.
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.
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 143 - Part 2 of a touching interview with John Levene (RSM Benton),
recorded at Gallifrey 2009. Podshock gets a sponsor. The value of feedback.
Chicago Tardis report part 2 by Billy Davis. And so forth. 1 hour, 47 minutes.
12 or 19 April (projected) - Podshock likes to do a live Talkshoe show on the
Sunday after new Doctor Who episodes. If that happens this time, it will be one
of those days, depending on the date Planet Of The Dead premieres in the UK.
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
Current episodes:
#130 - "Invasion Of The XX Chromosone" - Katrina (aka Xanister) becomes the
first female co-host on Radio Free Skaro, filling in for Steven while he
undertook a secret assassination mission. Fun was had by all, even as they
realized that as of this episode - no one host had been in all of them. But as I
warned Katrina - the last guest host was Chris Burgess. He was never able to
leave ...
"Interview with special effects legend Dennis Murren" - 12 minute bonus
Coming This Weekend:
#131 - "A new episode with topic not yet announced".
DWO Whocast
Current episodes:
Whocast episode 111. The story of K9, and other features, in a very metal
episode of the Whocast.
Whocast episode 112. Main subject - Opera, The Phantom Of. Big Finish has turned
their Doctor Who and sci-fi skills into adapting the original 1910 French novel
and making the closest thing to a faithful version of The Phantom Of The Opera
since at least 1925. But is it sci-fi friendly?
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:
86 - Cybermen History 101. Michael goes into the everyday story of the Cybermen.
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 - Comedy Legends, which naturally took a cultdom direction.
Upcoming episodes:
Sunday 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - CosPlay. Samantha (Romana 2, host of The
Wailing Fangirl podcast) is our expert in the world of CosPlay, where people
make costumes as their favorite anime/other fictional characters and meet up.
5 April 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - Missing Doctor Who episodes!
12 or 19 April - if a Doctor Who: Podshock Live episode airs to discuss Planet
Of The Dead, CIA will start late on that day and probably be a further
discussion of the episode from another starting point. If Podshock runs long
enough, CIA will be cancelled that day.
Doctor Who Review Today
Live editions Late Fridays 1AM EDT/10PM PDT/6AM BST
Robert Carrie King reviews Doctor Who topics on this Talkshoe program. Frequent
cast member on CIA: Cultdom In Audio.
Most recent episode - March 20/21. Episode 29 - Robert talks about and weaves
together The Brain Of Morbius and Gridlock.
The Wailing Fangirl
Samantha (Romana 2) explores Doctor Who and fandom in Australia, sometimes with
the aid of the ladies of the Gallifreyan Time Love Brigade. Frequent cast member
on CIA: Cultdom In Audio.
Current episode - 8. A look at the First Doctor's Era.
Coming soon - they are planning to gush poetically when Planet Of The Dead
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:
A short look at The Next Doctor..
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 - 9. The Web Planet. Mike and Dan are not entirely complimentary
to this story.
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.
Hoo On Who
Fan reviews of recent Doctor Who DVDs.
Current episode - Ghostlight.
Coming soon - The Five Doctors (version of the DVD not mentioned, suppose it
could be both releases). Guest co-host Steve Distasi, previously heard on the
review for The Tomb Of The Cybermen.
Two Minute Time Lord
Episodes are 2 to 3 minutes long.
Current Episode
12 - You Owe Murray Gold A Pint - in praise of the composer of the music on the
current generation of Doctor Who.
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.
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,
Current episode - March News. Straightening out questions about how the download
service will work for the new 8th Doctor/Lucie Miller Big Finish epsiodes this
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 episodes - Terror Of The Zygons, pts 1 and 2.
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, Dollhouse, Terminator, Smallville,
Supernatural, 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 later.
Current episode - On Sunday the 22nd, reactions to the Battlestar Galactica
finale still ran high.
Next episode - Late Sunday Midnight EDT/9PM PDT/5AM BST - Terminator approaches
its season/series? finale and Dollhouse starts getting Whedon arc-y arc-y.
TV Talk Radio
Weeknights 6 to 8PM EDT (3 to 5PM PDT) [Friday 7PM EDT/4PM PDT]
Shaun O'Mac Daily (of the Jericho "nuts" campaign) hosts a daily 2 hour show
covering all things TV. Doctor Who is sometimes 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.
Staggering Stories
in the middle of checking out. I am getting there, as the updates to the other
podcasts' info shows.
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 2 two more times and all of their Series 3 rights (unknown how many cycles stations are getting of Series 3). Repeat run of Sreies 2 expected in April. Series 3 expected in July/August.
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 2 for two more cycles, one of which will be used on the UNC-ED digital cable station beginning in late April.
2) KCPT 19.1 Kansas City, MO
Kansas City DirecTV 19 Kansas City Dish 19,8436
KCPT has the right to air Series 2 two more times.
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 completed.
7) DENMARK - DR 1 Series 1 Repeats Completed.
8) FINLAND - TV2 - No additional airdates at present
Series 1 repeat run completed.
The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 - not on schedule.
11) HONG KONG - ATV World - 3rd Series
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) NEW ZEALAND - Prime TV
16:9 digital; 4:3 pan and scan analog.
20) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia
ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours earlier on ShowSeries 1 Extra) - Series 3
Encore completed.
21) DUBAI - Dubai One
More info needed. Doctor Who was seen airing on this station over Christmas.
22) ROMANIA - TVR2 - Series 3 completed.
23) FRANCE - France 4 - Series 4 completed.
24) EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST - BBC Prime Who Series 1 and 2;
Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down
Adjust for local time, which could vary by several hours
Primary language Korean, English language as secondary audio. 4th series
26) AUSTRALIA - Nickelodeon Australia - Sarah Jane Series 2 coming in July.
ABC1 - 16:9 widescreen digital,
14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
Repeat run halted. The Impossible Planet onwards will repeat on ABC2 later this
27) SPAIN - SciFi Spain - Series 1 and 2 repeat run completed.
28) GERMANY - SciFi Germany Series 1 and 2 repeats. Dubbed
in German.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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