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Saturday 25th April 2009

This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - April 25, 2009
(posted 25th Apr 2009, 12:23pm - TWIDW post #0863)
This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
April 25, 2009 - Vol 1, No 17
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts, and other matters.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Sarah Jane Station (well, Sarah Jane station, singular. Hoping for better for
Sarah in weeks/months to come):
Sarah Jane Adventures repeats.
Sunday 5PM BST 2a. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 1 of 2
Sunday 5:30PM BST 2b. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 2 of 2
Monday 5:15PM BST 8b. "Day Of The Clown" pt 2 of 2
Saturday 2 May 8AM, 3 May 5PM BST 3a. Eye of the Gorgon pt 1 of 2
Saturday 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
9 May 8AM BST 4a. Warriors of Kudlak pt 1 of 2
9 May 8:30AM BST 4b. Warriors of Kudlak pt 2 of 2
11 May 5:15PM BST 9b. Secrets of the Stars pt 2 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.
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:
A Podshock Live event (check the Podshock Live feed - not yet on the regular
Doctor Who: Podshock feed). Louis, Ken, and the audience had a 2 hour, 13 minute
discussion on Planet Of The Dead. It was believed at press time that when/if the
show reaches the main feed, it will be divided in to two parts. Right now, the
rough, ready, and raw version is out.
Coming soon:
The next regular episode, date and episode number TBA.
Radio Free Skaro
The 3 Canadians get together on Sundays for about an hour or more to discuss the
latest in Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Sarah Jane in a fairly amusing manner.
Current episodes:
#136 - "The Wrath (and Hay Fever) Of Ian Levine". A lack of compelling news
forces Warren, Steve, and Chris to talk Twitter, Ian Levine, Neil Perryman, and
various other issues. Shock news - Chris Burgess will soon miss an episode,
which means Katrina (Xanister) will be back that week. Shocking(er) news - Radio
Free Skaro has taken the Jay Leno approach - Season 1 (episodes 1 through 46)
have been declared non-canonical! Radio Free Skaro now began with episode 47.
Then, on Wednesday, this episode came out:
#42 - "Life, The Universe, And Everything" - This Hitch-hiker's Guide To The
Galaxy refers to the 42nd episode of the Radio Free Skaro podcast thusly: "So, a
podcast decides to discuss Douglas Adams. Then they lose the episode. Then they
don't realize they've lost it and keep on going. What did they do - drink a Pan
Galactic Gargle Blaster?" On Wednesday the episode turned up on iTunes and other
internet sources - 1 year and 9 months late. A second entry appeared in the
Hitch-hiker's Guide - "Well, you told us. We will happily remove the old entry
for episode 42. But we have to know - was it real or just a clever re-creation?
It certainly does not sound like 2007. I'm just saying." The reviewer for the
Guide has since turned up in the Hospital sobbing softly, claiming he saw winged
Canadians chanting out "it was the real audio recorded 21 months ago, by
GARrrrrrrr". The reviewer is not expected to return to work, and a donation has
been made in his name to the society to protect the public from Pan Galactic
Gargle Blasters. As this episode is part of the original 46, its Canoncity is in
doubt. On the other hand, being re-released now may bring it back into the
official line.
Coming This Weekend:
#137 - Rose - Seeing a lack of news until Torchwood comes to save them in the
Summer, the Three available Canadians start doing the Eccleston. Commentaries on
the 2005 series of Doctor Who, starring Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor.
First up - the one a Canadian leaked out 3 weeks early.
Coming Down the Road:
#138 - "Listener Feedback Episode" - Chris Burgess will be at the Fab Cafe fan
event, so his voice will be played by Katrina (Xanister) in a special episode
focusing on the reactions of the listeners.
DWO Whocast
Current episode:
Whocast episode 115. Marty and Trevor want more feedback on their new feed tune,
a rocking guitar version that turned up for an April Fools spoof and won over
their hearts. They want an honest reaction, though it's clear they want the new
tune to stay. Some other stuff is mentioned too, but you can tell when a show is
on a bit that the hosts are passionate about. The theme tune - that is the
passion of the week. Possibly the first Who podcast to get such passion over the
music so far - surprising given the number of strong Doctor Who themes and
strong opinions about them over the years.
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 24/25. Episode 32. The Two Doctors and Partners in
Crime. Samantha (Romana 2) and Darth Skeptical are in the room, and while I had
not heard the whole episode as the column went out, Talkshoe seems to have their
audio working correctly - for once. A review of Hoo On Who is in there too.
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 - 11 - The Chase and The Time Meddler. Goodbye to Ian and
Barbara. Hello to Steven Taylor. What did they think?
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. Might be easier to get to now that I have
fixed the web link.
Current episode - #8. Vengeance On Varos, with guest co-host Louis Trapani from
Doctor Who: Podshock. First part of the show is an interview giving the history
of the Gallifreyan Embassy, and how a Long Island Fan Club spawned a worldwide
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
16 - Planet Of The Delayed - why Chip thinks that Americans will have a long
wait for the new Doctor Who specials. Actually, this was last week's episode -
it just did not get noted here.
17 - We Interrupt This Podcast - every once in a while, you hear something that
really gets to you. You find you have to stop what you are doing, rip up your
script, and let out a primal SCREAM. For the Two Minute Time Lord, that moment
has come.
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 - Dollhouse,
Smallville, and Supernatural are back. Primeval is on the way - assuming they
heard the news. And much more news.
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.
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.
BBC Radio 7 - available via UK digital radio, UK
digital TV, live streaming worldwide via Windows Media Player and RealPlayer,
archived one week via iPlayer (inside the UK) and RealPlayer (all over the
world) - next show airdate unknown
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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