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Sunday 26th July 2009

This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - July 25/August 1, 2009
(posted 26th Jul 2009, 10:19pm - TWIDW post #0915)
This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
July 25/August 1, 2009 - Volume 1, Number 29
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts, and other matters.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
This edition covers the period from July 25, 2009 to August 7, 2009. We hope to
return to a regular schedule on Saturday, August 8.
Syfy Channel confirmed on their twitter feed a few days ago that they will not purchase Series 2 or 3 of The Sarah Jane Adventures, as the ratings were low for Series 1. So if you are a US broadcaster who was annoyed that you could not air the Sarah Jane Adventures, talk to BBC Worldwide Americas now. No other network in the US has announced having rights to the episodes yet.
Sarah Jane Stations:
Nickelodeon Australia
All times Australian Eastern.
Sunday 7:30PM 3a. Eye of the Gorgon pt 1 of 2
Monday 7:30PM and 3AM 11b. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 2 of 2
Tuesday 7:30PM and 3AM 12a. Enemy of the Bane pt 1 of 2
Wednesday 7:30PM and 3AM 12b. Enemy of the Bane pt 2 of 2 (final new episode
in batch)
Thursday 7:30PM and 3AM 4a. Warriors of Kudlak pt 1 of 2 (probably a filler to
finish the week)
Friday 7:30PM 4b. Warriors of Kudlak pt 2 of 2
Sunday 2 August 7:30PM 1. Invasion of the Bane (60 minutes)
Sarah Jane Adventures repeats.
Saturday 1 August 11AM BST 7a. The Last Sontaran pt 1 of 2
3 August 11AM BST 7b. The Last Sontaran pt 2 of 2
4 August 11AM BST 8a. The Day of the Clown pt 1 of 2
5 August 11AM BST 8b. The Day of the Clown pt 2 of 2
6 August 11AM BST 9a. Secrets of the Stars pt 1 of 2
7 August 11AM BST 9b. Secrets of the Stars pt 2 of 2
8 August 11AM BST 10a. The Mark of the Berserker pt 1 of 2
10 August 11AM BST 10b. "The Mark Of The Beserker" pt 2 of 2
11 August 11AM BST 11a. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 1 of 2
12 August 11AM BST 11b. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 2 of 2
13 August 11AM BST 12a. Enemy of the Bane pt 1 of 2
14 August 11AM BST 12b. Enemy of the Bane pt 2 of 2
BFBS 3 Kids:
Monday 8:30AM, Tuesday 6:30AM CET 2a. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 1 of 2
Tuesday 8:30AM, Wednesday 6:30AM CET 2b. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 2 of 2
Wednesday 8:35AM, Thursday 6:30AM CET 3a. Eye of the Gorgon pt 1 of 2
Thursday 8:30AM, Friday CET 3b. Eye of the Gorgon pt 2 of 2
Listings only go that far, but we can predict from that pattern:
Monday 3 August 8:30AM, Tuesday 4 August 6:30AM CET 4a. Warriors of Kudlak pt
1 of 2
Tuesday 4 August 8:30AM, Wednesday 5 August 6:30AM CET 4b. Warriors of Kudlak
pt 2 of 2
Wednesday 5 August 8:30AM, Thursday 6 August 6:30AM CET 5a. "Whatever Happened
To Sarah Jane?" pt 1 of 2
Thursday 6 August 8:30AM, Friday 7 August 6:30AM CET 5b. "Whatever Happened To
Sarah Jane?" pt 2 of 2
ATV World
Series 1 repeats completed. Start date for Series 2 unknown.
K9 - Coming later 2009 (or early 2010, by some reports). Network Ten in Australia and Jetix/DisneyXD in the UK are expected to air it. Other broadcasters unknown. 26 episodes in this first batch.
I know there are a few podcasts to check out and possibly add to the list.
Hopefully I can examine them before the next issue on August 8.
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 156 - Tara Wheeler guests and discusses her upcoming
convention events. Comic-Con is previewed a bit. Matt Smith's costume and TARDIS
have appeared and been photoed - the 2010 series is filming.
-Hitch-hiker's Guide #5 - A Torchwood focused episode, covering the Radio Plays
and the new Children Of Earth series.
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 Episodes:
#149 - "Children Of Worth" - The regular Radio Free Skaro hosts are horrified -
they liked the new Torchwood episodes! What to do? Katrina (an actual Torchwood
fan) is on hand for grief counseling at the loss of a classic punching bag and
trope. If you have not seen the Torchwood: Children Of Earth episodes yet - this
episode will work better after you have seen them. And a commentary on Bad Wolf,
#Cutaway - The Ballad Of Jack And Ianto - A Wednesday Cutaway special. After
controversy regarding charges of homophobia and heteronormalcy in Torchwood:
Children Of Earth, guest host Katrina runs a surprisingly serious panel with
Erik and Nat examining Torchwood and scouring it down.
#150 - "Sasquatchicentennial" - A party episode as Radio Free Skaro turns 150,
The Parting Of The Ways gets commentated on, and the hosts get taken away by
Keyboard Cat.
Coming Soon:
Episode 151, with 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. Shock - at least
one of the hosts watched the episode on SPACE! Meanwhile, assuming they give
themselves enough time on Sunday, they will be able to mention what
announcements (if any) came out of Comic-Con and how people were expecting lots
of stuff that was just rumors.
And on Sunday 2 August - Episode 152. With no commentaries planned, the Radio
Free Skaro team must fend for themselves. Cue music from The Shining.
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:
Torchcast 2009 #1 and Torchcast 2009 #2 - Marty, Trevor, and the team look at
the Torchwood episodes under the long disused Torchcast label. What do they
think of the new 5 TV episodes? How about the 4 radio plays since Series 2 ended
last year? Well, you could always just listen in and find out.
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:
#95a, b, c, d, e - Michael was doing mini-episodes on a daily basis reviewing
the Torchwood: Children Of Earth episodes. Segments A to D (Days One through
Four) were online as I wrote the column. Based on comments in A, these will
probably be reissued as a full length single episode later.
CIA - Cultdom In Audio
Live Talkshoe broadcasts
call in number (724) 444-7444 call id 30659
West, Dave AC, Ian, 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. Show founder West has alerted Dave AC and West that he will
return full time to hosting duties with episode 101. Chats open 15 minutes
before the scheduled start time.
Current episode - 99. A look back at CIA's 2 plus years to date, with clips and
Upcoming episodes (titles and topics subject to change):
Sunday 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - 100. Series Finales
The real 100th episode. Dave AC and Ian retire as the regular guest hosts. Final
episodes of TV shows are discussed. And could we have celebrity guest
Sunday 2 August ??? - Don't know if a show is airing that weekend
The Cultdom Collective
Live Talkshoe Broadcasts
call in number (724) 444-7444 call id 54821
Dave AC and Ian have guest hosted CIA so much that they developed a taste for
doing it themselves. So they are launching their own show starting Sunday 2
August. Now the two shows will be side by side, one after the other for twice
the chatting on twice the topics. Chats open 15 minutes before the scheduled
start time.
Already Online:
Episode 0 - Dave AC and Ian give a short summary of their plots and plans for
the new podcast.
Upcoming episode:
2 August 3:30PM EDT/12:30PM PDT/8:30PM BST - 1. No title/topic as I write this,
though it could be mentioned in the CIA episode of 26 July.
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:
#48 - Interview with Tony Lee of IDW comics on his new Doctor Who comic Series
with the 10th Doctor set during the specials (short version).
#49 - Interview with Tony Lee of IDW comics on his new Doctor Who comic Series
with the 10th Doctor set during the specials (full 17 minute version)
#Invitation to Liveblog with Torchwood: Children Of Earth BBC America airings
(the peril of having to cancel TWIDW one week - this one's rather out of date
#50 - The Doctor's New Clothes - what does Matt Smith's new costume say about
the 11th Doctor?
#51 - Doctor Who's Third "Series One" - for This Week In Doctor Who, the BBC's
decision to label the episodes in 2010 as Series 1 creates lots of trouble and
nuisance, because I'm trying to list which episodes are airing where. For
everybody else, it is just a stylistic issue - a stylistic issue that many
people are unhappy with. Chip is thinking positively - he figures there is a
plot reason for the renumbering ...
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.
Episode 50 - "The Insanity Of Cake". A festive episode with party hats, special
guest appeances, and a sequence that might scare sensitive people from ever
eating cake again. So really - if you want to diet and lose weight - listen to
this episode for the scary bit. For everybody else, lots of comedy.
Coming around 2 or 3 August - Episode 51 - A Staggering Torchwood.
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 episodes - 6. This episode promises to look at the Big Finish "The
Cannibalists" and some obscure Doctor Who story called Black Orchid.
7. - A Look at Torchwood.
Coming soon - 8. With 9 to follow. And after that we're talking double digits,
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
call in number (724) 444-7444 talkshoe id 22756
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 - July something. Episode 39. State Of Decay, Warriors'
Gate, and The Doctor Dances come under the eye of the review.
The Tennantcast
Kelsey, Kari, and friends get together to dish on the latest David Tennant news.
9 - Tennant Tennis
10 - Tennant, Ten, Vote Poll Celebration - the epic 10th episode, in which David
Tennant's role is surprisingly small.
Coming Soon - 11 and 12. Chris Burgess of Radio Free Skaro has mentioned that he
is helping with episode 11, but apparently not appearing on the show with his
voice. Interesting, or maybe just too sleepy when reading to get the connection.
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 - 9. Convention coverage from March 2009, when Samantha met
Peter Davison and Mark Strickson.
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 episodes:
Full length commentaries on Torchwood: Children Of Earth episode 1 and
Torchwood: Children Of Earth episode 5.
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 - 17 - The Smugglers and The Tenth Planet. Mike sees the first
Doctor regenerate for the first time.
Coming this weekend:
Episode 18 - Power Of The Daleks.
****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 - July 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, including Trevor from the DWO Whocast.
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 Doctor Who episode - Journey's End. If the description in the iTunes tag
is anything to go by, this running commentary on the Doctor Who Series 4 finale
will not have a happy ending..
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
Some regions are now being carried in HD on DirecTV. Will update this - probably when the main channel schedules Doctor Who again.
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.
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 - 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.
Primary language Korean, English language as secondary audio. 4th series
23) SPAIN - SciFi Spain - Series 1 and 2 repeat run completed.
24) GERMANY - SciFi Germany Series 1 and 2 repeats. Dubbed
in German.
25) CANADA - BBC Kids - Next airdate for Classic Who
unknown. Next airdate for Sarah Jane Adventures unknown.
Ztele - Doctor Who episodes dubbed in French.
Series 4 completed.
26) 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
27) CROATIA - HRT2 - Series 3 completed.
28) SWEDEN - TV4 Science Fiction
Digital SciFi station. Classic Who completed for now.
29) IRELAND - TV3 - Has previously aired Series 1, 2, and The
Runaway Bride.
30) MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA/SOUTH AMERICA - People + Arts Series 3 Repeat Run completed.
31) RUSSIA - SCI FI Russia All times Moscow Next
airdate unknown.
32) SWEDEN - TV4 Science Fiction - no episodes scheduled.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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