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Friday 19th June 2009

This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - June 19/20, 2009
(posted 19th Jun 2009, 7:22am - TWIDW post #0898)
This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
June 19/20, 2009 - Volume 1, Number 25
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts, and other matters.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Still waiting for an airdate for K9. Guess it's going to be a while.
Sarah Jane Stations:
Sarah Jane Adventures repeats.
Saturday 8AM, Sunday 5PM BST 10a. "The Mark Of The Beserker" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 8:30AM, Sunday 5:30PM BST 10b. "The Mark Of The Beserker" pt 2 of 2
Monday 5:15PM BST 12b. Enemy of the Bane pt 2 of 2 (end of Monday repeat run)
Saturday 27 June 8AM, 28 June 5PM BST 11a. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith
pt 1 of 2
Saturday 27 June 8:30AM, 28 June 5:30PM BST 11b. "The Temptation Of Sarah Jane
Smith" pt 2 of 2
ATV World
Saturday 27 June 8AM 5a. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? pt 1 of 2
DirecTV 244 DirecTVHD 244
Dish 122 DishHD 122
16:9 Letterbox. Sporadic repeats of Series 1. Series 2 has not been scheduled yet.
Monday 9:30AM EDT 1. Invasion of the Bane 90 minute slot
Monday 11AM EDT 2a. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 1 of 2
Monday 11:30AM EDT 2b. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 2 of 2
Monday Noon EDT 3a. Eye of the Gorgon pt 1 of 2
Monday 12:30PM EDT 3b. Eye of the Gorgon pt 2 of 2
Monday 1PM EDT 4a. Warriors of Kudlak pt 1 of 2
Monday 1:30PM EDT 4b. Warriors of Kudlak pt 2 of 2
Monday 2PM EDT 5a. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? pt 1 of 2
Monday 2:30PM EDT 5b. [s{WhateverHappenedToSarahJane}} pt 2 of 2
Monday 3PM EDT 6a. The Lost Boy pt 1 of 2
Monday 3:30PM EDT 6b. The Lost Boy pt 2 of 2
Nickelodeon Australia
29 June 7:30PM AEST 1. Invasion of the Bane (61 minutes)
30 June 7:30PM and 3AM AEST 2a. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 1 of 2
1 July 7:30PM AEST 2b. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 2 of 2
2 July 7:30PM AEST 3a. Eye of the Gorgon pt 1 of 2
3 July 7:30PM AEST 3b. Eye of the Gorgon pt 2 of 2
6 July 7:30PM AEST 4a. Warriors of Kudlak pt 1 of 2
7 July 7:30PM AEST 4b. Warriors of Kudlak pt 2 of 2
8 July 7:30PM AEST 5a. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? pt 1 of 2
9 July 7:30PM AEST 5b. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? pt 2 of 2
10 July 7:30PM AEST 6a. The Lost Boy pt 1 of 2
13 July 7:30PM AEST 6b. The Lost Boy pt 2 of 2
Series 2 premieres with a weeknight run - projected schedule based on 5 nights
per week
14 July 7:30PM AEST 7a. The Last Sontaran pt 1 of 2
15 July 7:30PM AEST 7b. The Last Sontaran pt 2 of 2
16 July 7:30PM AEST 8a. "Day Of The Clown" pt 1 of 2
17 July 7:30PM AEST 8b. "Day Of The Clown" pt 2 of 2
20 July 7:30PM AEST 9a. Secrets of the Stars pt 1 of 2
21 July 7:30PM AEST 9b. Secrets of the Stars pt 2 of 2
22 July 7:30PM AEST 10a. The Mark of the Berserker pt 1 of 2
23 July 7:30PM AEST 10b. The Mark of the Berserker pt 2 of 2
24 July 7:30PM AEST 11a. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 1 of 2
27 July 7:30PM AEST 11b. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 2 of 2
28 July 7:30PM AEST 12a. Enemy of the Bane pt 1 of 2
29 July 7:30PM AEST 12b. Enemy of the Bane 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 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 153 - Lots of news and feedback. James was back. This Week In
Doctor Who got a mention, as the column now appears on the Gallifreyan Embassy
site among other places.
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
Current episode:
#145 - "The Lament Of Steven" - Steven Schapansky has always thought of himself
as the calm member of the Radio Free Skaro insane asylum. Then the gang did a
commentary on the episode Father's Day. And well - everything changed ....
Coming Soon:
#146 - "Insert Jokey Title Here" - Due to little editing time I'm not going to
speculate on what the RFS team should call the episode. Since they are looking
at The Empty Child, it might be interesting if one of them watches the CBC print
while one watches the DVD print. Afterwards get on the phone with SPACE, the CBC
print was used by SciFi, BBC America, and the PBS syndication deal. If SPACE
doesn't know to insist on a fixed version, no doubt they will get stuck with it
And on Sunday July 26:
Commentary on Planet of the Dead, scheduled by coincidence just a few hours
after SPACE's premiere of the episode in Canada and just a few hours before BBC
America's premiere of the episode in the USA.
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:
#124 - The Whocast team review some things. First - these hosts, like Michael of
Tin Dog Podcast, had bad experiences with Delta And The Bannermen in the past.
As the DVD release comes, they watch to give a review. Er, their reaction is
somewhat different to Michael's. Meanwhile, the Big Finish Companion Chronicle
The Mahagony Murders grabs their interest.
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:
#92 - Delta And The Bannermen. 1987 - The Tin Puppy is horrified by the story
Delta And The Bannermen. Then his Betamax fails to record the story, allowing
Tin to forget the story for 22 years. 2009 - with the release of the DVD,
Michael returns to face a story that scared him (for the wrong reasons) the
first time. Does the memory cheat? If the tension is too great, the iTunes
descriptions gives away his reaction.
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 - 94. Superheroes Run Amok!
Upcoming episodes (titles and topics subject to change):
Sunday 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - 95. Bring A Book
28 June 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - 96. The Man Behind The Curtain
and on Sunday 26 July - the real 100th episode. How does a show like this
celebrate its 100th episode? We'll find out.
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:
#30 - Is It Time For A Religious Companion? In the first of Chip's 3 part series
of controversial topics, Chip looks at religion and Doctor Who companions.
Personally (as a Presbyterian), I think Steven Taylor was a Protestant, either
Anglican or Methodist.
#31 - The Polyamorous Doctor. Love and the Doctor. In the second of Chip's 3
part series of controversial topics - could the answer to the Doctor's love
issues be that he simply loves multiple people romantically at the same time?
Future - #32 will have something to do with politics, as the 3 controversial
topics were religion, sex, and politics.
Staggering Stories
A wild, wandering podcast with Doctor Who and the other flavours of the moment
winding together roughly once every 2 weeks. 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. Bwa-ha-ha.)
Episode 47 - "When Assassins Go Deadly" - Andy, Adam, Keith, Fake Keith, and
Jean look at the DVD release of the famous Tom Baker serial The Deadly Asassin.
Ashes To Ashes is getting to them. A choose your own adventure game fails to get
out of hand, much to everyone's surprise. And other stuff that looks odd on the
page but has caused several listeners to crash their cars over the years.
Coming soon - Episode 48. "When An Old Member Of The Team Starts Another Show" -
well, whatever title the episode has, it was recorded days ago and should go out
by Monday.
The Flashing Blade Podcast
Tony Gallichan returns to podcast land with new podcaster Jo! to look at Doctor
Who and matters of interest. Tony grew up with UK fandom and knows all the
cliches. Jo! - didn't. Flashing Blade wants to be known as the podcast that
would like a nice cup of tea.
Current episode - 2. Jo! and the Tony begin a look at Big Finish with the 8th
Doctor audio "Hothouse". A look at classic Tom Baker story City of Death also
ensues. Debate over Ashes To Ashes Series 2. And Planet Of The Dead - have we
finally found reviewers who like it? Er, no.
The Minute Doctor Who Podcast\

Video (sometimes just audio) podcast looking at Doctor Who projects. Episodes
are usually under 5 minutes long.
Current episode - 16. Video installment. Luke exposits that Planet Of The
Spiders was not the last Jon Pertwee Doctor Who story. Nor was The Five Doctors
or Dimensions In Time. So, if Pertwee was not in Pertwee's last story, which
story was it. Luke solves the confusion in your minds.
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 - June 12/13. Episode 36. The Missing episodes of Doctor Who
and, from new Who, The Impossible Planet.
The Tennantcast
Kelsey, Kari, and friends get together to dish on the latest David Tennant news.
And at least for 2009, that still includes Doctor Who. They answer Chip's
thoughts about younger podcasting - these are the youngest Who-related
podcasters I know of. Their current plan is to do an episode each week, as they
are enthused by their topic and believe that practice makes better podcasts.
5 - The Rickcast. A somewhat shorter episode, as talk on David Tennant melds
into a talk on Alan Rickman. Cake and giddiness ensue. Note - on iTunes this was
listed as episode 4. Episode 4 was also listed as episode 4.
Keeping an eye out - still no sign of the next episode. Hmm.
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
arrived. Planet has aired in Australia, so you never know when the Gallifreyan
Time Love Brigade will strike.
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 - 15 - The Celestial Toymaker and The Gunfighters. Our hosts
reach the two stories where Dodo was actually given plotlines. Good for Dodo.
Was it good for the stories?
****Alas, poor Whovian Quest
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?
The Whovian Quest website is offline, and no new episodes have arrived in
months. I have enjoyed the show, and really wanted to hear it get through the
series. Does anybody know if Jonathan is continuing?
Hoo On Who
Fan reviews of recent Doctor Who DVDs by David Hooie, frequently with a guest
Current episode - #10. Pyramids Of Mars, reviewed with guest host James Naughton
of Doctor Who: Podshock. Now all 3 official Podshock hosts have appeared.
Tim's Take On ...
Tim Drury's podcast on various issues. Still checking it out at press time.
Available on iTunes.
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/Fantragic
Roving Australian podcasting gang. Commentaries on Doctor Who episodes, Star
Wars films, some Stargate stuff, and others. The Frantragic episodes look at
Doctor Who and other sci-fi news. Fantragic episodes are on a different iTunes
feed from MMM Commentary episodes.
Current episode - commentary on the 2008 movie of Iron Man.
Current Doctor Who 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.
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
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 58.1,17.1,30.1,4.1,36.1,33.1
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 24.1 San Bernadino, CA
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.
4) West Virginia Public TV 33.1, 24.1, 42.1, 9.1
Charleston DirecTV 33 Charleston Dish 33,7321
Clarksburg DirecTV 24 Clarksburg Dish 24,7915
West Virginia Public TV has the right to air Series 2 another 2 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) 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 - RAISAT Smash
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.
The Waters Of Mars - airdate unknown.
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.
29) AUSTRALIA - ABC1 16:9
widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
The Waters Of Mars - airdate unknown.
30) SWEDEN - TV4 Science Fiction
Digital SciFi station. Classic Who completed for now.
31) IRELAND - TV3 - Has previously aired Series 1, 2, and The
Runaway Bride.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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