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Saturday 27th June 2009

This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - June 27, 2009
(posted 27th Jun 2009, 2:28pm - TWIDW post #0903)
This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
June 27, 2009 - Volume 1, Number 26
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts, and other matters.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Australian network Nickelodeon is beginning a complete run of Sarah Jane
Adventures - weeknights at 7:30PM. First - all of Series 1 (previously shown on
Nickelodeon). Then from 14 July - the Australian premiere of Series 2. A month
of Sarah Jane in Australia.
Still waiting for an airdate for K9. Guess it's going to be a while.
Sarah Jane Stations:
Sarah Jane Adventures repeats.
Sunday 5PM BST 11a. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 1 of 2
Sunday 5:30PM BST 11b. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 2 of 2
Saturday 4 July 8AM, 5 July 5PM BST 12a. Enemy of the Bane pt 1 of 2
Saturday 4 July 8:30AM, 5 July 5:30PM BST 12b. Enemy of the Bane pt 2 of 2
11 July 8AM, 12 July 5PM BST (episode unknown)
11 July 8:30AM, 12 July 5:30PM BST (episode unknown)
ATV World
Saturday 4 July 8AM 5b. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? pt 2 of 2
Nickelodeon Australia
All times Australian Eastern.
Monday 7:30PM and 2:20AM, 5 July 7:30PM 1. Invasion of the Bane (61 minutes)
Tuesday 7:30PM and 2:20AM 2a. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 1 of 2
Wednesday 7:30PM and 3AM 2b. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 2 of 2
Thursday 7:30PM and 3AM 3a. Eye of the Gorgon pt 1 of 2
Friday 7:30PM 3b. Eye of the Gorgon pt 2 of 2
6 July 7:30PM and 3AM 4a. Warriors of Kudlak pt 1 of 2
7 July 7:30PM and 3AM 4b. Warriors of Kudlak pt 2 of 2
8 July 7:30PM and 3AM 5a. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? pt 1 of 2
9 July 7:30PM and 3AM 5b. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? pt 2 of 2
10 July 7:30PM 6a. The Lost Boy pt 1 of 2
13 July 7:30PM 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 7a. The Last Sontaran pt 1 of 2
15 July 7:30PM 7b. The Last Sontaran pt 2 of 2
16 July 7:30PM 8a. "Day Of The Clown" pt 1 of 2
17 July 7:30PM 8b. "Day Of The Clown" pt 2 of 2
20 July 7:30PM 9a. Secrets of the Stars pt 1 of 2
21 July 7:30PM 9b. Secrets of the Stars pt 2 of 2
22 July 7:30PM 10a. The Mark of the Berserker pt 1 of 2
23 July 7:30PM 10b. The Mark of the Berserker pt 2 of 2
24 July 7:30PM 11a. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 1 of 2
27 July 7:30PM 11b. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 2 of 2
28 July 7:30PM 12a. Enemy of the Bane pt 1 of 2
29 July 7:30PM 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 154 - Interview with Charlie Ross of Big Finish fame. Also,
feedback. And, Ken Deep tries to do a review of an audio adaptation of Power Of
The Daleks on Audible, but time is short.
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:
#146 - "Better Aim Than Graham" - News about the upcoming Torchwood episodes
gives the team a sense of hope about that Doctor Who spinoff not heard since
2006. They actually discuss Torchwood for a while. Appropriately, this happens
on the episode where they review The Empty Child, the 2005 Doctor Who episode
that introduced John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, who goes on to be the
lead on Torchwood. And to reiterate their warning to SPACE, the print of The
Empty Child shown on CBC, SciFi, BBC America, and PBS stations is full length -
however, a vital scene is missing its dialogue. The scene is there, but without
the dialogue nothing actually happens, and the dialogue is needed for the ending
to make sense in The Doctor Dances. SPACE is in an excellent place to insist
that the print get replaced by a correct one like the one on the DVDs.
Coming Soon:
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:
#125 - Christopher Eccleston, part 1 of 2. September 2003 - Doctor Who's return
is announced. March 2004 - Christopher Eccleston is announced as the new Doctor,
breaking all expectations. March 2005 - Eccleston's episodes premiere, and the
world is electrified. The Whocast team look at Eccleston's impact on Doctor Who.
This week - hello. Next week - goodbye? If you're a fan of Eccleston, then good
news - so are they.
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:
#93 - Well Done Neil. Neil Perryman climbed his mountain. Tin Dog discusses more
Big Finish audios, particularly Series 3 of the McGann/Smith stories.
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 - 96. The Man Behind The Curtain (I'm not that
man - I'll be driving and missing this show)
5 July 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - 97. TV Series Finales
and on Sunday 26 July - the real 100th episode. How does a show like this
celebrate its 100th episode? We'll find out. Coming soon - Cultdom!
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:
#32 - Everything's So Political. Chip discusses politics and Doctor Who.
Personally, I'd imagine the Doctor would be more interested in UK politics than
US politics - he spends so much more time in the UK than over here.
Coming Soon:
#33 - Some kind of regular episode. An episode due to go out yesterday did not
get made, in case it gets mentioned in this one.
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 - they are about to publish a second Mr. Dalek story that I
wrote for them.)
Episode 48 - "Our Segments Overrunneth" - Without Jean - Andy, Adam, Keith, and
Fake Keith find that the show runs rather long, and the typically very long
feedback section near the end of the show got shortened to less than a minute of
headlines. They watched The Invasion, the famous Patrick Troughton story that
now has 2 animated episodes that ought to be shown on TV - come on,
broadcasters! Speaking of animated, David Tennant's got another one coming. Ads
for other shows, Primeval's autopsy, the Dalek invasion of a flower shop, actors
guest starring on shows, and other stuff.
Expected to record soon - Episode 49. "The Staggering Stories Code" - somebody
has gone back in time and inserted 3 extra Staggering Stories cast members in
the pilot episode from 2007, back before they joined the show. Can the Vatican
Council of Staggering Stories keep this knowledge secret - probably not, you're
already reading this entry. Unless they're after you too ...
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. But what kind of tea? Earl Grey? Mandarin Orange?
Herbal? Raspberry? Possible some nice ice tea? The tabloids circle for the
answer - well, we wish they did, as it would make more interesting tabloids.
Current episode - 3. Jo! and the Tony look at Big Finish's audio "The Beast Of
Orlok". Also, the Peter Davison story Earthshock. The cult of THE COLIN BAKER
got irritated with Jo!, leading Tony to drastic measures. They even put up a
link to their Facebook page - but Facebook doesn't like to let non-members see
the pages, so meh there.
The Minute Doctor Who Podcast\

Video (sometimes just audio) podcast looking at Doctor Who projects. Episodes
are usually under 5 minutes long.
Current episode - 17 (audio episode). Doctor Who Mastermind, Series 1, Episode
1. Extended episode (nearly 12 minutes long). Luke starts a competition based on
the popular UK quiz show Mastermind. First up - Tony Gallichan. Coming in late
July (Luke's on vacation till then) - more of these installments. Try to guess
which people were crazy enough to volunteer.
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 26/27. Episode 37. Summer movie overview, this week's
major celebrity passings, plus the DVDs of Battlefield (classic Who) and The
Satan Pit (new Who) are discussed. The chat must have gotten active - the show
runs 3 hours, 1 minute, and 38 seconds. I wonder which DVD caused more debate -
my money's on Battlefield.
The Tennantcast
Kelsey, Kari, and friends get together to dish on the latest David Tennant news.
6 - All Tennant Fans Are Friends. The Tennantcast team send a thank you to all
the places they can find where David Tennant gets discussed. For podcast
purposes, they used This Week In Doctor Who to help identify most of the shows.
Thanks. Meanwhile, their secret alliance with Radio Free Skaro becomes less and
less secret.
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? I'm serious, guys.
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 - June 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. Note - I did call
in to the Friday 26 June show. Doctor Who and other topics did get mentioned
(sometimes but not always due to me).
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 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) SWEDEN - TV4 Science Fiction
Digital SciFi station. Classic Who completed for now.
30) IRELAND - TV3 - Has previously aired Series 1, 2, and The
Runaway Bride.
31) MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA/SOUTH AMERICA - People + Arts Series 3 Repeat Run completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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