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Saturday 30th May 2009

This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - May 30, 2009
(posted 30th May 2009, 4:46pm - TWIDW post #0886)
This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
May 23, 2009 - Vol 1, No 21
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts, and other matters.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Sarah Jane Stations:
Sarah Jane Adventures repeats.
Sunday 5PM BST 7a. The Last Sontaran pt 1 of 2
Sunday 5:30PM BST 7b. The Last Sontaran pt 2 of 2
Monday 5:15PM BST 11a. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 1 of 2
Saturday 6 June 8AM, 7 June 5PM BST 8a. "Day Of The Clown" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 6 June 8:30AM, 7 June 5:30PM BST 8b. "Day Of The Clown" pt 2 of 2
8 June 5:15PM BST 11b. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 2 of 2
13 June 8AM, 14 June 5PM BST 9a. Secrets of the Stars pt 1 of 2
13 June 8:30AM, 14 June 5PM BST 9b. Secrets of the Stars pt 2 of 2
15 June 5:15PM BST 12a. Enemy of the Bane pt 1 of 2
ATV World
Saturday 6 June 8AM 3b. Eye of the Gorgon pt 2 of 2
DirecTV 244 DirecTVHD 244
Dish 122 DishHD 122
16:9 Letterbox.
22 June 9:30AM EDT 1. Invasion of the Bane 90 minute slot
22 June 11AM EDT 2a. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 1 of 2
22 June 11:30AM EDT 2b. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 2 of 2
22 June Noon EDT 3a. Eye of the Gorgon pt 1 of 2
22 June 12:30PM EDT 3b. Eye of the Gorgon pt 2 of 2
22 June 1PM EDT 4a. Warriors of Kudlak pt 1 of 2
22 June 1:30PM EDT 4b. Warriors of Kudlak pt 2 of 2
22 June 2PM EDT 5a. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? pt 1 of 2
22 June 2:30PM EDT 5b. [s{WhateverHappenedToSarahJane}} pt 2 of 2
22 June 3PM EDT 6a. The Lost Boy pt 1 of 2
22 June 3:30PM EDT 6b. The Lost Boy pt 2 of 2
Nickelodeon Australia
14 July 7:30PM AEST 7a. The Last Sontaran 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.
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 episode:
-Podshock Episode 150. A message from Starship Sofa. Interview with Eliza
Roberts (wife of Eric Roberts, and co-guest starred with him on the 1996 Doctor
Who TV movie). And other news. Happy 150.
-Podshock Episode 151. The full team are back. Lots of feedback from e-mail,
phone, and Skype. The latest breaking news (including the companion announcement
- clearly done 24 hours after the rest of the show). Did I mention lots of
feedback? Tune in for a very animated Ken Deep.
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 recently completed a series of bonus features on Wednesdays in
varying styles.
Current episode:
#142 - Four To Doomsday. Warren, Steven, Chris, and Katrina join together for
the first time, creating a rare 4 person panel for Radio Free Skaro. David
Tennant has finished filming Doctor Who. The SPACE situation as known at the
time. Other witterings. And eventually the hosts discussed World War Three, the
fifth episode of the Christopher Eccleston run.
#143 - "Dalekaled". The team get to Dalek, an episode they all like, with an
author they've even spoken to before. By the way, the solution to the "2012 and
nobody knows what a ----- is" conundrum is to treat it like UNIT dating. The
stories are right, but the dates are either off by mistake or have been changed
by the government to keep secrets from the people. Tell Rob that - I'm sure
he'll be glad to know his episode is canonical again. Also, we get to learn if
these hosts found out that BBC One, Two, and Four were streaming live over the
internet worldwide the day Dalek premiered (30 April 2005), unencrypted. Were
they among the people who got to see the accidental worldwide transmission, and
are thus rather disappointed that four years later we do not have official
worldwide broadcasts of dramas yet. SPACE's announcements about Doctor Who's
future on TV plus BBC America's announcements about Doctor Who's future on TV
might also help the episode get past 50 minutes in length.
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 episodes
Whocast Episode 120. A trio of DVD reviews. Trevor and Marty look at the Region
2 releases of Attack Of The Cybermen, Image Of The Fendahl, and The Deadly
Whocast Episode 121. A Whocast "Geek Out". Rambling off in all directions.
Tin Dog Podcast
UK based podcast looking at the latest in Doctor Who, Torchwood, or Sarah Jane
Adventures. New episodes ever 2 weeks or so.
Current episodes:
-91 - The Wheels On The Bus. Tin Dog reviews Planet Of The Dead. Michael reads
the Whostrology of Chris from Radio Free Skaro. Michael seems to be trying out
some new technology - lots of clips inserted. Almost Podshock levels of editing
stuff in, if Podshock was 19 minutes long.
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 - CIA's 100 installment - The Hitchhiker's Guide To CIA. A
tribute to the world of Douglas Adams.
Upcoming episodes:
Sunday 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - Wizard's List of the Top 25 Science Fiction
Shows Ever. Part 2 - Shows 10 to 1. Topic may have to share time to reaction to
Doctor Who hopping networks for firstrun broadcasts in the USA. Some folks like
BBC America better. Some like it worse. Some don't get the station at all.
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 Episodes:
#24 - Doctor Who Moves To BBC America (Chip races out a podcast with the news of
the channel change)
#25 - Meet The Team Behind the "Ten Doctors" Webcomic (does what it says on the
tin) (should really be called Three Minute Time Lord on this episode)
Coming Soon:
Sunday - special 20 minute version of Two Minute Time Lord planned, with the
uncut interview with the people behind the webcomic
Staggering Stories
A wild, wandering podcast with Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval, and other shows
winding together roughly once every 2 weeks. Mainly Doctor Who. And the
website's main focus is on stories collected through the years. They like Daleks
and Pertwee's head, don't they? (Disclaimer - I wrote a Mr. Dalek story for
them, and they published it. I'm infiltrating all these podcasts and sites.
Episode 46 - "The Throwback" - Andy, Adam, Keith, Fake Keith, and guest host
Jean obsess on the new Trek film, Doctor Who DVD release Image Of The Fendahl,
surprising cancellations and renewals of US sci-fi shows, and a lot of feedback.
Has the Head of Pertwee started to attack peoples' homes?
The Minute Doctor Who Podcast\

Video (sometimes just audio) podcast looking at Doctor Who projects. Episodes
are usually under 5 minutes long.
Current episode - 14a, 14b, and 14c - "Feedback" A multi-part video episode
where Luke responds to various types of communication he has received.
Doctor Who Review Today
Live editions Late Fridays 1AM EDT/10PM PDT/6AM BST every couple of weeks
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 22/23. Episode 34. Arc Of Infinity's DVD release is
discussed. Also - Utopia (from new Series 3).
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 were planning to gush poetically when Planet Of The Dead
arrives. Waiting for that episode to arrive. Maybe Sunday's airing of Planet on
ABC1 Australia will spur things.
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 - 13 - The Daleks' Master Plan. The longest Doctor Who story of
the 1960s is the sole topic of this episode.
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.
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 - May magazine episode. Nicholas Briggs updates us with the
newest information from Big Finish about their present and future.
Tachyon TV
Irregular and irreverant podcast looking at the world of Doctor Who with a
funhouse mirror and coming out the other side holding a plush toy that wasn't
really the one you wanted but you'll keep it anyway because you can give it to
your girlfriend to impress her. It's that kind of show.
Current segment - a short appeal by "Rula Lenska".
MMM Commentaries
Roving Australian podcasting gang. Commentaries on Doctor Who episodes, Star
Wars films, some Stargate stuff, and others.
Current episode - The Curse Of Fenric - DVD Extended Version.
MMM noticed that no commentary was done for the recut movie version of The Curse
Of Fenric on its DVD set either. So MMM does their own, along the line of their
recent commentary for Battlefield's DVD Extended Version. I had not heard it at
press time - but hope it is good.
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 - Doctor Who
hopped networks, and virtually all the US dramas are in repeats (apart from the
ones killed/in burnoff mode). Suspect Doctor Who and other BBC America stuff may
get more attention than normal this week.
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.
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 DirecTVHD 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.
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.
Primary language Korean, English language as secondary audio. 4th series
24) SPAIN - SciFi Spain - Series 1 and 2 repeat run completed.
25) GERMANY - SciFi Germany Series 1 and 2 repeats. Dubbed
in German.
26) CANADA - BBC Kids - Next airdate for Classic Who
unknown. Next airdate for Sarah Jane Adventures unknown.
27) 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
28) CROATIA - HRT2 - Series 3 completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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