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Saturday 8th August 2009

This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - August 8, 2009
(posted 8th Aug 2009, 8:11pm - TWIDW post #0919)
This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
August 8, 2009 - Volume 1, Number 30
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts for all the Doctor Who
universe shows, and other matters.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
We've been away for a bit, so - Sarah Jane's current status:
UK - Series 3 will be on BBC One and CBBC this fall. No start date yet, but
starting in late September like Series 1 and 2 would be the easiest way to do
USA - Since Syfy has not purchased Series 2 or 3 of Sarah Jane, we have no idea
when or if the episodes will reach our TV screens. No network has mentioned that
they are buying the show yet. Yes, BBC America has been sent e-mails and
twitters asking if they'll step forward.
CANADA - BBC Kids has not mentioned any plans to pick up Sarah Jane Series 2.
Instead they've been getting themselves dropped from some cable systems. No
other network has mentioned if they want Sarah Jane in Canada.
Sarah Jane Stations:
Nickelodeon Australia
All times Australian Eastern.
Sunday 7:30PM 2a. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 1 of 2
16 August 7:30PM 2b. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 2 of 2
Sarah Jane Adventures repeats.
Saturday 10a. The Mark of the Berserker pt 1 of 2
Monday 11AM BST 10b. "The Mark Of The Beserker" pt 2 of 2
Tuesday 11AM BST 11a. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 1 of 2
Wednesday 11AM BST 11b. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 2 of 2
Thursday 11AM BST 12a. Enemy of the Bane pt 1 of 2
Friday 11AM BST 12b. Enemy of the Bane pt 2 of 2 (end of current run)
BFBS 3 Kids:
Saturday 6AM CET 4a. Warriors of Kudlak pt 1 of 2
Saturday 6:30AM CET 4b. Warriors of Kudlak pt 2 of 2
Sunday 6AM CET 5a. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? pt 1 of 2
Sunday 6:30AM CET 5b. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? pt 2 of 2
Monday 8:35AM, Tuesday 6:30AM, 15 August 6AM CET 6a. The Lost Boy pt 1 of 2
Tuesday 8:30AM, Wednesday 6:30AM, 15 August 6:30AM CET 6b. The Lost Boy pt 2
of 2
Wednesday 8:35AM, Thursday 6:30AM, 16 August 6AM CET 7a. The Last Sontaran pt
1 of 2
Thursday 8:30AM, Friday 6:25AM, 16 August 6:30AM CET 7b. The Last Sontaran pt
2 of 2
17 August 8:35AM, 18 August 6:30AM CET 8a. "Day Of The Clown" pt 1 of 2
18 August 8:30AM, 19 August 6:30AM CET 8b. "Day Of The Clown" pt 2 of 2
19 August 8:35AM, 20 August 6:30AM CET 9a. Secrets of the Stars pt 1 of 2
20 August 8:30AM, 21 August 6:30AM CET 9b. Secrets of the Stars 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. Starring John Leeson as the voice of K9.
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 157 - Jarrod Cooper of Hurricane Who on the development of
that convention and its spinoffs. Semi-live audio blog entries from Tara Wheeler
detail what is happening at Comic-Con.
-Podshock Episode 158 - Tara Wheeler gives more details about Comic-Con now that
the event is over, plus a look forward to Dragon Con. The War Games reviewed.
Guest starring Adam The Cricket.
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. Or will she - Katrina and her friend Nat have launched a spinoff podcast
called "Bridging The Rift".
Current Episodes:
#151 - "Killing Time Before The Waters Of Mars" - A two hour broadcast (which
they somehow think is epic length - no doubt their official biographer has a few
stats) covering Doctor Who and Torchwood chatter. The first week of filming,
Comic Con. Oh, and their commentary for Planet Of The Dead.
#152 - "Fax The Betamax" - The return of Spoilor as Radio Free Skaro come to
grips with less news and a break from commentaries.
Coming Soon:
Episode 153 - "The Ghost Of Robert Holmes Takes A Nice Cup Of Tea". The
Happiness Patrol installment of Radio Free Skaro (by traditional math - I hear
somebody has Reimagined the story numbers recently). A new "miniscope" feature
will take 5 minutes of each show to look at the Doctor Who career of a musician,
actor, writer - somebody connected to Doctor Who. This time is part one of
Robert Holmes' turn under the miniscope.
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:
#129 - News headlines and a review of The War Games.
#130 - News followed by feedback - most of the feedback covers Torchwood:
Children Of Earth.
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:
#96 - Michael examines the DVD of Mawdryn Undead and takes a second look at
Torchwood: Children Of Earth now that the miniseries is complete. Has time
helped him come to terms with the shocking changes in a show he liked the way it
was before?
#97 - Terminus hits DVD. DVD goes "ouch".
CIA - Cultdom In Audio
Live Talkshoe broadcasts
call in number (724) 444-7444 call id 30659
West 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 - 100. Dave AC and Ian retire as the regular guest hosts. Final
episodes of TV shows are discussed. And could we have celebrity guest
Next airdate unknown.
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 1 - Beginnings! Pilots! The gang discuss pilots, the episodes that sell
TV shows, but don't always get to be part of the show they are selling.
Upcoming episode:
Sunday 3:30PM EDT/12:30PM PDT/8:30PM BST - Episode 2.
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:
#52 - Why I Follow Doctor Who. Chip has reasons why he follows Doctor Who. And
he'd like some of us to send in audio with one sentence reasons why we follow
Doctor Who too.
#53 - Final Thoughts on Torchwood, Fandom, and Choices. Chip looks at the
darkest series of Torchwood and the darkest sides of fandom.
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 51 - "How Much Wood Would A Torchwood Torch ...?" Staggering Stories
runs 90 minutes this time as many segments give way to a look at this year's
Torchwood - radio plays and Children Of Earth. Meanwhile, the Head Of Pertwee
has reason to feel like he's being ignored ...
Coming around 16 August - Episode 52 - I'm suspecting a look at Red Dwarf based
on twitter noises.
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:
8. The two part finale to the new series of Paul McGann audios. The revenge of
The Leisure Hive. Plus some tea.
9. An extended episode with a look at the companion chronicles story "The
Mahogany Murders" and a serious look at the health dangers involved in watching
"Dimensions In Time". Ok - maybe not all that serious.
Coming soon - the 10th episode spectacular!
Bridging The Rift
Katrina (Radio Free Skaro) and Nat launch a new show bringing the worlds of
Doctor Who fandom, Torchwood fandom, Sarah Jane Adventures fandom, K9 fandom,
and other areas together. Each week - a special guest co-host.
1. Torchwood: What Happens Next? After the end of Torchwood: Children Of Earth,
does the show have a future? Should it have a future? Katrina, Nat, and guest
host Liz from "A Teaspoon And An Open Mind" ponder this and have some rather
good ideas for a 4th Series, if anybody in the production office feels like
listening to this episode and finding inspiration. Also, some Trock music.
2. 11th Doctor 1st Filming Photos. Katrina, Nat, and guest host Eric (from the
Radio Free Skaro panel show believed to have spawned this podcast) contemplate
what we know about the new Doctor and what we want to believe. Also, some Trock
The Minute Doctor Who Podcast\

Video (sometimes just audio) podcast looking at Doctor Who projects. Episodes
are usually under 5 minutes long.
Current episodes (all 3 of these are video):
18 - What Do You Think I Believe RTD? - a podcast about faith and Doctor Who.
19 - More About Faith In Doctor Who - I think I know the content, but having
trouble playing this one at the moment.
20 - Cricket - Luke gives a rather detailed breakdown of how Doctor Who explains
the rules of cricket. The game almost made sense to me after watching this one,
and that game has NEVER made sense to me. And as I said on Twitter, I'm guessing
the Doctor learned about cricket in his 3rd incarnation while exiled on Earth -
the planet was getting invaded 4 or 5 times a year, and those stories were
taking a week or less each in real time. The Doctor needed other things to fill
up the rest of each year.
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 40. City Of Death and Silence In
The Library DVDs form the basis for this discussion.
The Tennantcast
Kelsey, Kari, Flossie, and friends get together to dish on the latest David
Tennant news.
11 - More Is Less. Kelsey is absent, searching for a place called Scotland. In
this shorter than normal episode, Kari, Flossie, and George hold down the fort.
Coming Very Soon - 12. Chris Burgess of Radio Free Skaro alerted me that this
episode would be up by Saturday morning. Just like this column, it missed the
deadline. Or at least Tennantcast missed the deadline if you had iTunes. Rumors
of a special guest. No, not me.
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 - 18 - Power Of The Daleks. A new Doctor arrives. Mike approves.
Coming soon - 19 - The Highlanders and The Underwater Menace.
Hoo On Who
Fan reviews of recent Doctor Who DVDs by David Hooie, frequently with a guest
Current episodes:
#11. An Unearthly Child. The first story gets featured as David launches a new
RSS feed.
#12. Battlefield. David comes into this story planning to like Battlefield a
great deal. I won't say he comes away hating it, but his reaction is rather
mixed. I think Battlefield is the best story of that season and would say so on
the air too, but I do understand what concerned him.
The Cloister Room
Tom Dickinson begins a solo Doctor Who podcast effort with short shows on short
subject that get to the point, bulldoze through the point, back up to ground the
point down some more, then flee the scene before the police arrive.
Current episode - 2. "Oh Captain, My Captain!" Tom looks at the life of Captain
Jack Harkness, trying to reconcile his Doctor Who and Torchwood adventures into
a unified storyline.
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 - Charley Pollard special. Three new audios starring the 6th
Doctor (Colin Baker) and Charley (Isla Fisher) are coming soon. This has
inspired the Big Finish team to throw a party and have Ms. Fisher in as a guest.
Really can't explain why without spoiling it all - you'll have to tune in. And
if you're Red Green, expect to learn a new use for Duct Tape in case you ever
bring your show back to TV.
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 has the right to air Series 2 for one additional cycle before March 31, 2010.
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.
11) SWEDEN - SVT 24 and SVT HD
12) GREECE - Skai TV - Between seasons.
13) ICELAND - RUV - English with Icelandic subtitles - Series
1 and 2 completed.
14) TURKEY - Cine 5
15) THAILAND - Channel 7
16) ITALY - RAISAT Smash
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 - dubbed into Italian. Pan & scan 4:3 image.
completed run?
17) NEW ZEALAND - Prime TV
16:9 digital; 4:3 pan and scan analog.
The Waters Of Mars and the 2 part finale - airdate unknown, but the episodes
have been purchased.
18) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia
ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours earlier on ShowSeries 1 Extra) - Series 3
Encore completed.
19) DUBAI - Dubai One
More info needed. Doctor Who was seen airing on this station over Christmas.
20) ROMANIA - TVR2 - Series 3 completed.
Primary language Korean, English language as secondary audio. 4th series
22) SPAIN - SciFi Spain - Series 1 and 2 repeat run completed.
23) 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.
24) 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
BBC One 16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Later 2009 4-16 The Waters of Mars; Still later 2009/2010 "The other 2
specials - final episodes with David Tennant as The Doctor"
2010 "Series 5 - 13 episodes - starring Matt Smith as The Doctor"
BBC HD The BBC's UK station
for HD programming - no episodes scheduled
25) CROATIA - HRT2 - Series 3 completed.
26) SWEDEN - TV4 Science Fiction
Digital SciFi station. Classic Who completed for now.
27) IRELAND - TV3 - Has previously aired Series 1, 2, and The
Runaway Bride.
28) MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA/SOUTH AMERICA - People + Arts Series 3 Repeat Run completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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