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Saturday 2nd May 2009

This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - May 2, 2009
(posted 2nd May 2009, 1:50pm - TWIDW post #0867)
This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
May 2, 2009 - Vol 1, No 18
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 3a. Eye of the Gorgon pt 1 of 2
Sunday 5:30PM BST 3b. Eye of the Gorgon pt 2 of 2
Monday 5:15PM BST 9a. Secrets of the Stars pt 1 of 2
Saturday 9 May 8AM BST 4a. Warriors of Kudlak pt 1 of 2
Saturday 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
16 May 8AM, 17 May 5PM BST 5a. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? pt 1 of 2
16 May 8:30AM, 17 May 5:30PM BST 5b. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? pt 2 of
18 May 5:15PM BST 10a. ""
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 2 May
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 episodes:
Episodes 146 and 147 - Louis has cleaned up the Podshock Live special from April
19 and released it as 2 episodes of Podshock. Live panel discussion regarding
the recent episode Planet of the Dead.
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:
#137 - "A Rose By Any Other Name" - 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.
#138 - "The Radio Free Skaro 138th Episode Spectacular" - Celebrating this
milestone episode, the RFS team decide to read some listener mail, play a promo,
and otherwise pad out a Wednesday.
Coming soon:
More Christopher Eccleston episode commentaries.
More Katrina?
More ignoring of Ztele - after all, it's French.
DWO Whocast
Current episode:
Whocast episode 116. Marty remembers the Invasion 09 convention. More random
fandom (including a mention of the Nitro 9 site, which was very helpful in This
Week In Doctor Who's launch many years ago). The mailbag. Interviews. And so
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:
88 - Red Dwarf and Doctor Who - Season 6B. Michael comments on the UK cultural
event of Easter - the return of Red Dwarf. Also, how did Patrick Troughton's
Doctor get an extra unfilmed season plotline years after the fact? Michael looks
at the accidents that were retconned into a deliberate extension of the 2nd
Doctor's life.
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 - Red Dwarf special. The new Red Dwarf episodes have aired in
the UK. A look back at the biggest UK sci-fi comedy of the 1990s, and a ponder
of the future.
Upcoming episodes:
Sunday 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - Shocking Deaths in TV and SF. Sometimes your
favorites heroes and villains fail to survive the story. Remember the twists
that shocked you all. Mention a few that the others on the call forget.
10 and 17 May - topics to be announced
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.
Coming May 9 - The boxset of The Invisible Enemy and K9 and Company: A Girl's
Best Friend. Also - The Long Game.
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 episode:
Planet Of The Dead - the commentary.
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 Episode:
18 - Steven Moffat and online fandom. Steven left online fandom shortly before
he was announced as the new showrunner for Doctor Who. Chip misses his input. Is
his departure for the good, or for the bad?
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.
While we do not have a May episode yet, I'd expect one soon.
MMM Commentaries
Roving Australian podcasting gang. Commentaries on Doctor Who episodes, Star
Wars films, some Stargate stuff, and others.
Current episode - Battlefield - DVD Extended Version.
MMM noticed that no commentary was done for the recut movie version of
Battlefield on the new DVD set. So MMM does their own. It is a very good
commentary. However, as they have it listed as Terror Of The Zygons pt 4, there
is a good chance you deleted it before listening, mistaking it for a duplicate
of their recent commentary on Terror Of The Zygons pt 4. The Zygons commentary
is 20 some minutes. The Battlefield commentary is over 90 minutes. That's how to
keep them straight.
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 44 - "Back To Earth - Of The Dead" - Red Dwarf's revival and Planet Of
The Dead create controversy for the Staggering Storiers. Also - a special
unedited segment to demonstrate to listeners why they edit the show. And they
notice that fans of Dollhouse outside the United States will get a better TV
experience than Dollhouse fans inside the United States, as the last episode was
not bought by FOX. The wonder might be lost when they realize that King Of The
Hill is being treated the same way.
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.
BBC Entertainment South Africa
Doctor Who Series 3 completed. Next airdate unknown.
11) HONG KONG - ATV World - 3rd Series
12) POLAND - TVP1 - Repeat run completed.
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
31) CROATIA - HRT2 - Series 3 completed.
32) MILITARY - BFBS - no military airings at the
33) IRELAND - TV3 - repeat run completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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