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Saturday 9th May 2009

This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - May 9, 2009
(posted 9th May 2009, 12:28pm - TWIDW post #0871)
This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
May 9, 2009 - Vol 1, No 19
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 9b. Secrets of the Stars pt 2 of 2
Saturday 16 May 8AM, 17 May 5PM BST 5a. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? pt 1
of 2
Saturday 16 May 8:30AM, 17 May 5:30PM BST 5b. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?
pt 2 of 2
18 May 5:15PM BST 10a. "The Mark Of The Beserker" pt 1 of 2
23 May 8AM, 24 May 5PM BST 6a. The Lost Boy pt 1 of 2
23 May 8:30AM, 24 May 5:30PM BST 6b. The Lost Boy pt 2 of 2
25 May 5:15PM BST 10b. "The Mark Of The Beserker" pt 2 of 2
26 May 10:30AM BST 1. Invasion of the Bane (60 minutes)
ATV World
Saturday 16 May 8AM 2a. or 7a. Not clear if this is a repeat of Series 1 or the
start of Series 2. New day and time.
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 always open to discovering new Doctor Who/Sarah
Jane/K9/Torchwood material of note. 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 longest continuously running weekly-ish international Doctor Who
chat show 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 a feed for live 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 (Warren, Steven, Chris) get together on the weekends for about
an hour or more to discuss the latest in Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Sarah Jane
in a fairly amusing manner. When one is away, the 4th Canadian (Katrina) will
play. They also are doing a series of bonus features on Wednesdays in varying
Current episodes:
#139 - "An Absence Of Pedantry" - The Radio Free Skaro team of Warren, Steven,
and Katrina watch and comment on The End Of The World, Episode 2 of Series 1 of
the current Doctor Who show. Chris Burgess was stuck twittering and drinking
with a parade of podcasters at the Fab Cafe event. How does one become a fan of
Christopher Eccleston? At what point did you know that the BBC could do special
#Wednesday Bonus - "HiSciFi Interviews Radio Free Skaro's Warren Frey" - A
recent college radio interview with Warren, discussing his career, Doctor Who,
Radio Free Skaro, Doctor Who, meeting celebrities, and Doctor Who.
Coming soon:
#140 - "Torchwood's Backdoor Pilot" (not necessarily the title). The team
discusses The Unquiet Dead, the 3rd episode of the Christopher Eccleston era.
Unquiet Dead is a story style that the team should love. But it is also
responsible for - Christmas episodes, Celebrity Historicals, Psychic power in
New Who, Eve Myles, Cardiff in Doctor Who stories, the rift that Torchwood would
settle on, Rose being linked to the Bad Wolf arc, and embarrasing critical
darling The End Of The World by getting a much larger audience. How will the
team handle the episode with this knowledge?
#Wednesday bonus of some nature or another.
DWO Whocast
Trevor from Australia and Marty from the UK talk Doctor Who with themselves,
others, and teddy bears dressed as doctors. Now with a rock version of the
opening theme, the Whocast continues to ask the questions that pop in to their
heads. Regular correspondent - James. Frequent guest - Michael of the Tin Dog
Current episode:
Whocast episode 117. James reviews the DVD of The Romans. Harelquin figures
class up Random Fandom. Trevor and Marty talk the news. And hints are dropped.
Coming this week:
Episodes 118 and 119. A Whocast two part special, if everything works out. If
you can only hear 2 new episodes of the Whocast this week - listen to these two
episodes. The truth will be revealed.
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:
89 - The Deadly Assassin DVD review. Haven't gotten to hear this latest episode
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 - 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. The actual content of
this high quality episodes escapes me at the moment. Dave AC was missing due to
the Fab Cafe event that also swallowed Chris Burgess and other podcasters.
Upcoming episodes:
Sunday 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - The Needs Of Many CIA Listeners. In light of
the new Star Trek movie, CIA explores Star Trek for the first time! Will it be
the last? Can the topic Live Long And Prosper?
17 May 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - topic to be determined, though I have a
suspicion that a few minutes will go to reaction to another podcast. Call it a
24 May 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - CIA 1000 - The Hitchhiker's Guide To CIA
Doctor Who Review Today
Live editions Late Fridays 1AM EDT/10PM PDT/6AM BST
Robert Carrie King reviews Doctor Who topics (DVDs and news, mostly) on this
Talkshoe program. Frequent cast member on CIA: Cultdom In Audio.
Most recent episode - May 8/9. Episode 33. 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 - 12 - Galaxy 4, Mission To The Unknown, and The Myth Makers.
The reviews get more challenging as the video of these episodes is lost. And
Mike faces the departure of his beloved Vicki. Everything changes.
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 by David Hooie, frequently with a guest
Current episode - #9. Inferno. An epic 3rd Doctor story is reviewed, with guest
Ken Deep of Doctor Who: Podshock. I haven't been able to listen yet, but it is
on today's agenda.
Two Minute Time Lord
A bite-sized commentary and revew show. 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:
19 - "Is There Enough SPACE In Doctor Who?" Not a comment on the new Canadian
home of Doctor Who. Rather, Chip considers if Doctor Who is doing its bit for
space travel as well as time.
The Minute Doctor Who Podcast\

Video (sometimes just audio) podcast looking at Doctor Who projects. Episodes
are usually under 5 minutes long.
Current episode - 12 - "Would You Like A Liquorice Allsort?" Another audio only
episode, though this time iTunes co-operated and it plays fine. If the Doctor
handed out his candy better, would the universe be a better place? Luke makes
his case.
**BREAKING** - As the column was going through its final edit, Luke twittered
that he sent out another episode. No time to confirm content before TWIDW goes
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 - Last Of The Titans, pt 2. A classic freebie episode goes out
on the feed. Regular episodes to continue shortly.
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, Smallville, Supernatural, Fringe,
Torchwood, 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 had
its FOX season finale. Smallville and Supernatural are heading for cliffhangers.
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.
Episode 45 was expected out at any time now.
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's third run of Series 2 is airing on its UNC-ED digital cable channel. UNC has the right to air Series 2 for one additional cycle beyond that.
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.
3) KVCR San Bernadino, CA
analog 24 digital .1 - digital only 6/12/09
Los Angeles DirecTV 24 Los Angeles Dish 24,8014
KVCR has the right to air Series 2 two more times. While KVCR's main viewing area is east of the Los Angeles area, it is considered in the LA Designated Market Area and both satellite services carry it as a Los Angeles local station.
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) POLAND - TVP1 - Repeat run completed.
12) SWEDEN - SVT 24 and SVT HD
13) GREECE - Skai TV - Between seasons.
14) ICELAND - RUV - English with Icelandic subtitles - Series
1 and 2 completed.
15) TURKEY - Cine 5
16) THAILAND - Channel 7
17) 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?
18) NEW ZEALAND - UKTV New Zealand - Series 2 completed.
Prime TV 16:9 digital; 4:3 pan
and scan analog.
19) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia
ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours earlier on ShowSeries 1 Extra) - Series 3
Encore completed.
20) DUBAI - Dubai One
More info needed. Doctor Who was seen airing on this station over Christmas.
21) ROMANIA - TVR2 - Series 3 completed.
22) FRANCE - France 4 - Series 4 completed.
23) 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
25) AUSTRALIA - Nickelodeon Australia - Sarah Jane Series 2 coming in July.
26) SPAIN - SciFi Spain - Series 1 and 2 repeat run completed.
27) GERMANY - SciFi Germany Series 1 and 2 repeats. Dubbed
in German.
28) CANADA - BBC Kids - Next airdate for Classic Who
unknown. Next airdate for Sarah Jane Adventures unknown.
29) 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
30) CROATIA - HRT2 - Series 3 completed.
31) MILITARY - BFBS - no military airings at the
32) IRELAND - TV3 - repeat run completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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