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Saturday 18th April 2009

This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - April 18, 2009
(posted 18th Apr 2009, 1:49pm - TWIDW post #0858)
This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
April 18, 2009 - Vol 1, No 16
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts, and other matters.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Sarah Jane Stations:
Sarah Jane Adventures repeats.
Monday 5:15PM BST 8a. "Day Of The Clown" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 25 April 8AM, 26 April 5PM BST 2a. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 1 of 2
Saturday 25 April 8:30AM, 26 April 5:30PM BST 2b. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 2
of 2
27 April 5:15PM BST 8b. "Day Of The Clown" pt 2 of 2
2 May 8AM, 3 May 5PM BST 3a. Eye of the Gorgon pt 1 of 2
2 May 8:30AM, 3 May 5:30PM BST 3b. Eye of the Gorgon pt 2 of 2
4 May 5:15PM BST 9a. Secrets of the Stars pt 1 of 2
K9 - Coming later 2009. Network Ten in Australia and Jetix/DisneyXD in the UK are expected to air it. Other broadcasters unknown. 26 episodes in this first batch.
update before 18 April
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 145 - Non-spoiler review of Planet Of The Dead. Guest appearances by Amy
Krell (who was at Tom Baker's first US convention appearance) and Tara O'Shea
(she brought her TARDIS to the Gallifrey convention this year, plus other
things). Feedback includes an explanation for newer listeners on why Podshock
episodes 117 through 129 are not on the main iTunes feed, but do exist.
Coming soon:
This Sunday 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - Podshock Live on Talkshoe, with a look
back at Planet Of The Dead. The hosts review the episode, and everyone else can
call in and give thoughts (or just listen live/later). These episodes can be
very popular and have been known to run very long. Talkshoe also has technical
problems sometimes, so bear with it if there are problems.
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:
#134 - "The Planet Of Michelle Ryan". Warren, Steve, and Chris covered the
week's top Doctor Who stories, looking at the future, the past, and
(reluctantly) the present. May contain (ok, DOES contain) some spoilers for
Planet Of The Dead and speculation on the later specials. The impression is that
they were going to record extra material with Neil Perryman, which seemed backed
up by ...
#135 - Mission to the Unknown - This Wednesday segment is 30 minutes long and
gets an episode number. Interview with Neil Perryman, co-host of Tachyon TV and
upcoming mountain climber. Neil is trying to raise money for his trip, and you
can either check the link from Radio Free Skaro's site or listen to the episode
(or both, obviously) to learn the details. Includes hints about a future guest
host stint for Katrina and the Tachyon TV podcast schedule. And in a shock twist
- a discussion on Red Dwarf!
Coming This Weekend:
#136 - Three to four Canadians wax lyrically about the Science Fiction programme
Doctor Who, its spinoffs, Canada, the UK, flying monkeys from Manitoba, and
other breaking bits of stuff.
DWO Whocast
Current episode:
Whocast episode 114. Marty, Trevor, and Michael of the Tin Dog Podcast give
their initial reactions to Planet Of The Dead. It does assume that you have seen
the episode.
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:
87 - News and the Image Of Fenhall. Michael investigates Image Of The Fendahl
(with some extras on his website) and reveals the near future of the Podcast,
dictated by wonderful news in his recent past. Congratulations!
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 - Easter Open Mike Day - Dave AC and the people free on Easter
Sunday came a chatting.
Upcoming episodes:
Sunday 4PM EDT/1PM PDT/9PM PDT - After show for spillover discussion after
Podshock Live talks Planet Of The Dead. Start time approximate. If Podshock runs
too late, this episode could be dropped.
26 April 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM PDT - Red Dwarf. In the aftermath of 3 new
episodes (after a 10 year break), CIA takes a look at the main Sci-Fi/Comedy
Franchise of the BBC in the 1990s.
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 - April 17/18. Episode 31. Spearhead From Space and Planet
Of The Dead, in less than 31 minutes.
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 - 10. The Crusade and The Space Museum. Mike and Dan still like
Vicki. And they love the 4 episode story format.
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
A bite-sized commentary and revew show from the perspective of a formerly casual
fan. Host Chip's interest was rekindled by the 2005 revival. He believes in
balancing old fandom and new viewers, respect for the past and breaking the
rules. He tries to keep his pontifications to 120 seconds, because we're ALL in
a hurry these days.
Current Episodes
15 - The Ten Doctors' webcomic is the new topic.
The Minute Doctor Who Podcast\

Video podcast looking at Doctor Who projects. Episodes are usually under 5
minutes long.
Current episode - 11 - Our host tries an audio episode on various topics. If
iTunes refuses to download the episode to your iPod, try just listening on the
computer as a workaround.
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 - April News. The latest in Doctor Who and all the other
branches. Early reactions to Vooooooooorrrrrrtexxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
MMM Commentaries
Roving Australian podcasting gang. Commentaries on Doctor Who episodes, Star
Wars films, some Stargate stuff, and others.
Current episodes - Terror Of The Zygons (4 episodes)
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.
Next episode - Late Sunday Midnight EDT/9PM PDT/Monday 5AM BST - If I understood
the last show correctly, the hosts are going to discuss Doctor Who - Planet Of
The Dead. Kenn mentioned on the most recent episode that he is hearing from
SciFi that they have the rights to the specials and are waiting to air them.
Presumably that will get elaborated upon. Plus the roundup of other new sci-fi
programming, which is pretty much just Fringe and a Star Trek-y episode of CSI:
Crime Scene Investigation this time.
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
A wild, wandering podcast with Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval, and other shows
winding together roughly once every 2 weeks.
Episode 43 - "Into The Wild Written Primeval" - biggest issues for Doctor Who
fans - a discussion of best and worst writers, plus a K9 trailer creates
reactions. Might be more, but was still listening to the show when This Week
weng out.
PBS Stations With Doctor Who Rights That Could Air Again:
A - BOUGHT SERIES THREE: (rights expire at date unknown)
B - 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 - UKTV New Zealand - Series 2 completed.
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.
29) CANADA - BBC Kids - Next airdate for Classic Who
unknown. Next airdate for Sarah Jane Adventures unknown.
30) UK - BBC HD - home of HD versions of Doctor Who
and Torchwood episodes. None scheduled.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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