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Saturday 19th September 2009

This Week In Doctor Who PBS and Podcasts - September 19, 2009
(posted 19th Sep 2009, 11:57am - TWIDW post #0942)
This Week In Doctor Who PBS and Podcasts
September 19, 2009 - Vol 1, No 36
All the Public TV Listings And Podcast Pronouncements
by Benjamin F. Elliott
USA - Doctor Who - Series 3 (The Runaway Bride and the 13 episode 2007 series
with Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones) are now distributed to Public TV stations
by BBC Worldwide Americas, not American Public TV. Series 4 also seems to be
available to buy - start date for Series 4 on Public TV stations is unknown. BBC
Worldwide Americas also distributes classic Doctor Who to stations.
If you're a PBS station airing Doctor Who and I don't have you listed - contact
me. If you're watching Doctor Who on a PBS station that's not on this list -
contact me AND tell me the day, time, and episode that aired so I can track
things down (some stations have websites where schedule information is -
The public TV stations known to have bought The Runaway Bride and Series 3:
WXXI 21 Rochester, NY
WTTW 11 Chicago, IL (currently in first run)
WGVU/WGVK 35,52 Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
WTVP 47 Peoria, IL
Iowa Public TV
Idaho Public TV
Wisconsin Public TV (currently in first run)
Milwaukee Public TV
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
OETA Oklahoma
KLRU 18 Austin, TX
Alaska Public TV
WSKG/WSKA 46,30 Binghamton/Elmira, NY
KERA 13 Dallas, TX (currently in first run)
Now, I am confident that there are more stations with rights to Series 3 than
that. But these are the stations who have contacted me or scheduled the show.
Unlike previous years, we are in the dark till a station comes forward or new
Who appears in their schedules.
Series 2 is currently available to public TV stations in an American Public TV
package until March 31, 2010. For the Series 1 and 2 packages, stations have
bought the rights to cycle through the episodes 4 times. They are not required
to do so. American Public TV is no longer offering Series 1 - I do not know if
BBC Worldwide Americas will offer those stations to public TV stations now or
2 Public TV stations currently have rights to air the classic Doctor Who run
(1963-1989), but not New Who. KBTC 28 Tacoma, WA is airing Peter Davison
episodes. WHRO 15 Norfolk, VA is airing Tom Baker episodes.
And now, the listings:
Public TV Premiere Run:
WTTW 11.1 Chicago, IL
Chicago DirecTV 11,965 DirecTVHD 11
Chicago Dish 11,8496
Rockford, IL - cable station only
Series 3 - 1st Cycle::
19 and 20 September - pre-empted by pledge drive.
26 September - pre-empted by new Ken Burns' Mini-Series
Wisconsin Public TV 28.1, 38.1, 21.1, 31.1, 20.1
Green Bay DirecTV 38
Green Bay Dish 38,9336
Madison DirecTV 21
Madison Dish 21,7286
La Crosse-Eau Claire DirecTV 31 DirecTVHD 31
La Crosse-Eau Claire Dish 31,7726
Wassau DirecTV 20
Wassau Dish 20,7216
Series 3 - 1st Cycle:
Saturday 8:40PM, Sunday 2PM CDT 3-12 The Sound of Drums pt 2 of 3
Sunday 2:47PM CDT DWC 3-12 The Saxon Mystery
26 September 8:40PM, 27 September 2PM CDT 3-13 Last of the Time Lords pt 3 of
3 (Edited International Version)
27 September 2:47PM CDT DWC 3-13 The Valiant Quest
3 October 8:40PM, 4 October 2PM CDT episode unknown
4 October 2:47PM CDT DWC episode unknown
Wisconsin Public TV has the right to air Series 2 another 2 times before March
31, 2010.
KERA 13.1 Dallas, TX
Dallas DirecTV 13,889 DirecTVHD 13
Dallas, Sherman Dish 13,8406
Tyler Dish 13,8886
Series 3 - 1st Cycle:
Saturday - pre-empted by another MI-5 double feature.
Late 26 September Midnight CDT 3-05 Evolution of the Daleks pt 2 of 2
Late 26 September 12:46AM CDT DWC 3-05 A New York Story
Late 3 October Midnight CDT 3-06 The Lazarus Experiment
Late 3 October 12:45AM CDT DWC 3-06 Monsters Inc.

KERA has the right to 2 more showings of Series 2 before March 31, 2010.
WXXI 21.1 Rochester, NY
Rochester DirecTV 21 DirecTVHD 21
Rochester Dish 21,7640
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
Saturday - pre-empted by pledge drive
26 September 11PM EDT 2-03 School Reunion
3 October 11PM EDT 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace

WXXI has aired Series 3 twice and may have additional airing rights to those episodes.
WSKG/WSKA 46.1, 30.1 Binghamton/Elmira, NY
Series 2 - 4th/Final Cycle:
Saturday pre-empted by pledge programming
26 September 11PM EDT 2-02 Tooth and Claw
26 September 11:45PM EDT DWC 2-02 Fear Factor
3 October 11PM EDT 2-03 School Reunion
3 October 11:45PM EDT DWC 2-03 Friends Reunited
WSKG has aired Series 3 once and may have additional rights to those episodes.
WHRO 15.1 Norfolk, VA
Norfolk DirecTV 15 DirecTVHD 15
Norfolk Dish 15,7295
Saturday - pre-empted
26 September 11:41PM and 4:30AM EDT Revenge of the Cybermen pt 3
3 October 11:45PM and 4:45AM EDT Revenge of the Cybermen pt 4
10 October 11:38PM and 4:38AM EDT Terror of the Zygons pt 1
17 October 11:31PM and 4:31AM EDT Terror of the Zygons pt 2
24 October 11:32PM and 4:32AM EDT Terror of the Zygons pt 3
31 October pre-empted
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
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
Thursday - pre-empted by PBS special report on Health Care Reform.
1 October - pre-empted by mini-series on The National Parks. Next episode should be The Age of Steel.
WGVU/WGVK 35.1, 52.1 Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI
Grand Rapids, MI DirecTV 35
Grand Rapids, MI Dish 35,8716
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
Saturday and Thursday - pledge drive
26 September 5PM, 8 October 11PM, 10 October 5PM EDT 2-01 New Earth (Series 2 - 3rd Cycle)
26 September 5:45PM, 8 October 11:45PM, 10 October 5:45PM EDT DWC 2-01 New New Doctor
1 and 3 October - pre-empted by more pledge programming
15 October 11PM, 17 October 5PM EDT 2-02 Tooth and Claw
15 October 11:45PM, 17 October 5:45PM EDT DWC 2-02
22 October 11PM, 24 October 5PM EDT 2-03 School Reunion
22 October 11:45PM, 24 October 5:45PM EDT DWC 2-03 Friends Reunited
29 October 11PM, 31 October 5PM EDT 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
29 October 11:45PM, 31 October 5:45PM EDT DWC 2-04 From Script to Screen

WGVU/WGVK has aired Series 3 twice and may have the right to additional airings.
Milwaukee Public TV 10.1
Milwaukee DirecTV 10,946
Milwaukee Dish 10,7076
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
Saturday 11PM CDT 2-10 Love & Monsters
Saturday 11:45PM CDT DWC 2-10 The New World of Dr Who

26 September 11PM CDT 2-11 Fear Her
26 September 11:45PM CDT DWC 2-11 The Fright Stuff
3 October 11PM CDT 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
3 October 11:45PM CDT DWC 2-12 Welcome to Torchwood
10 October 11PM CDT 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
10 October 11:46PM CDT DWC 2-13 Finale
17 October 10:59PM CDT 3-00 The Runaway Bride (61 minutes, Series 3 - 2nd Cycle Begins)
24 October 11PM CDT 3-01 Smith and Jones
24 October 11:45PM CDT DWC 3-01 Meet Martha Jones
31 October 11PM CDT 3-02 The Shakespeare Code
31 October 11:45PM CDT DWC 3-02 Stage Fright

Series 3 has aired 1 time, and Milwaukee Public TV can presumably repeat it an unknown number of times.
WILL 12.1 Champaign/Urbana, IL
Champaign DirecTV 12
Chicago Dish 12,7407
Peoria, IL - cable station
Series 3 - 2nd Cycle:
Saturday 10:30PM, Sunday 6PM CDT 3-13 Last of the Time Lords pt 3 of 3 (edited international version)
Saturday 11:17PM, Sunday 6:47PM CDT DWC 3-13 The Valiant Quest

26 September 10:30PM, 27 September 6PM CDT 2-01 New Earth (Series 2 - start of 4th/Final Cycle)
26 September 11:15PM, 27 September 6:45PM CDT DWC 2-01 New New Doctor
3 October 10:30PM, 4 October 6PM CDT 2-02 Tooth and Claw
3 October 11:15PM, 4 October 6:45PM CDT DWC 2-02 ""
WTVP 47.1 Peoria, IL
Peoria DirecTV 47 DirecTVHD 47
Peoria Dish 47,7756
Series 3 - 2nd Cycle:
Saturday 11PM CDT 3-09 The Family of Blood pt 2 of 2
26 September 11PM CDT 3-10 Blink
3 October 11PM CDT 3-11 Utopia pt 1 of 3

WTVP has the right to air Series 2 two more times before March 31, 2010.
IPTV Iowa 11.1, 32.1, 27.1, 12.1, 36.1, 21.1, 32.1, 24.1, 36.1
Des Moines DirecTV 11,474 DesMoines DirecTVHD 11
Des Moines Dish 11,9116
Cedar Rapids DirecTV 12 Cedar Rapids DirecTVHD 12
Cedar Rapids Dish 11,9161
Omaha DirecTV 32
Omaha Dish 11,9146
Sioux City Dish 27,7195
Quad Cities DirecTV 36 Quad Cities DirecTVHD 36
Quad Cities Dish 36,7607
Rochester, MN DirecTV 24,904
Rochester, MN Dish 11,8247
Series 3 - 3rd Cycle:
BDSaturday 11:05PM CDT 3-05 Evolution of the Daleks pt 2 of 2
Saturday 11:52PM CDT DWC 3-05 Making ManhattanEND
BDF26 September 11:05PM CDT 3-06 The Lazarus Experiment
26 September 11:48PM CDT DWC 3-06 Monsters Inc.
3 October 11:05PM CDT 3-07 42
3 October 11:50PM CDT DWC 3-07 Space Craft
10 October 11:05PM CDT 3-08 Human Nature pt 1 of 2
10 October 11:50PM CDT DWC 3-08 Alter Ego
17 October 11:05PM CDT 3-09 The Family of Blood pt 2 of 2
17 October 11:48PM CDT DWC 3-09 Bad Blood
24 October 11:05PM CDT 3-10 Blink
24 October 11:48PM CDT DWC 3-10 Do You Remember the First Time?END
Iowa Public TV has the right to air Series 2 one more time before March 31, 2010.
Ozark Public TV 21.1, 26.1 Springfield/Joplin, MO
Springfield DirecTV 21 DirecTVHD 21
Springfield Dish 21,7226
Joplin Dish 26,7873
Series 2 - 4th Cycle:
Saturday 9:30PM CDT 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
26 September 9:30PM CDT 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
3 October 9:30PM CDT 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
OETA Oklahoma 13.1, 11.1, 3.1
Oklahoma City, OK DirecTV 13 DirecTVHD 13
Oklahoma City, OK Dish 13,8896
Tulsa, OK DirecTV 11
Tulsa, OK Dish 11,8926
Series 3 - 2nd Cycle:
Friday 10:23PM CDT 3-13 Last of the Time Lords pt 3 of 3 (Edited International Version)
2 October - pre-empted for mini-series on National Parks.
9 October 10:24PM CDT 2-00 The Christmas Invasion (2nd Series - start of 4th/Final Cycle)
KLRU 18.1 Austin, TX
Austin DirecTV 18,907 DirecTVHD 18
Austin Dish 18,8256
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
Saturday 11PM CDT 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
Thursday 10PM, 26 September 11PM CDT 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
1 and 3 October - pre-empted, probably due to the mini-series on National Parks
that is affecting other stations
8 October 10PM, 10 October 11PM CDT 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
15 October 10PM, 17 October 11PM CDT 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
22 October 10PM, 24 October 11PM CDT 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
29 October 10PM, 31 October 11PM CDT 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
KLRU has aired Series 3 one time. It is assumed to have additional rights, but
nobody has said how many more times the episodes can air.
KLRU-Q 18.3 Austin, TX
broadcast and digital cable only
episodes air the week *after* they appear on 18.1
Wednesday 10PM and 2AM CDT 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
30 September 10PM and 2AM CDT 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
7 October - pre-empted because Who was pre-empted on 18.1 the previous week
14 October 10PM and 2AM CDT 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
21 October 10PM and 2AM CDT 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
28 October 10PM and 2AM CDT 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
4 November 10PM and 2AM CDT 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
KUED 7.1/KUES 19.1/KUEW 18.1 Salt Lake City/St. George, UT
Underwritten by Ken Garth Mitsubishi-Hundai.
Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
Series 3 - 2nd Cycle:
Saturday 11:01PM MDT 3-06 The Lazarus Experiment
26 September 11PM MDT 3-07 42
3 October pre-empted by pledge programming
10 October 11PM MDT 3-08 Human Nature pt 1 of 2
17 October 11PM MDT 3-09 The Family of Blood pt 2 of 2
24 October 11PM MDT 3-10 Blink
31 October 11PM MDT 3-11 Utopia pt 1 of 3

KUED has the right to air Series 2 another 2 times before March 31, 2010.
Idaho Public TV 4.1, 10.1, 13.1, 26.1
Boise DirecTV 4
Boise Dish 4,7141
Idaho Falls Dish 10,7746
Twin Falls Dish 13,8807
Spokane, WA DirecTV 26
Spokane, WA Dish 26,9178
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
Saturday 11PM MDT/PDT 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
Saturday 11:45PM MDT/PDT DWC 2-06 From Zero to Hero

26 September 11PM MDT/PDT 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
26 September 11:45PM MDT/PDT DWC 2-07 The Writer's Tale
3 October 11:14PM MDT/PDT 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2 (new time, no more Confidential?)
10 October 11:12PM MDT/PDT 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
17 October 11:14PM MDT/PDT 2-10 Love & Monsters
24 October 11:15PM MDT/PDT 2-11 Fear Her
31 October 11:15PM MDT/PDT 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
7 November 11PM MDT/PDT 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
Idaho Public TV has aired Series 3 twice and has an unknown number of remaining rights.
KBTC/KCKA 28.1, 15.1 Tacoma/Centralia, WA
Seattle DirecTV 28,970
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Saturday 7PM and Midnight PDT Terminus pts 3 and 4 of 4
Classic Season 20, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
26 September 7PM and Midnight PDT Enlightenment pts 1 and 2 of 4
KTEH/KQED.DT2/KQET.DT2 54.1, 9.2, 25.2 San Jose/San Francisco/Monterey, CA
San Francisco DirecTV 54,903
San Francisco Dish 54,8234
Series 2 - 4th/Final Cycle:
Pre-empted by pledge drive on 20 and 27 September.
4 October 11PM, 5 October 5AM PDT 2-10 Love & Monsters
4 October 11:45PM, 5 October 5:45AM PDT DWC 2-10 The New World of Dr Who
Late 4 October Midnight PDT 2-11 Fear Her
Late 4 October 12:45AM PDT DWC 2-11 ""
11 October 11PM, 12 October 5AM PDT 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
11 October 11:45PM, 12 October 5:45AM PDT DWC 2-12 Welcome to Torchwood
Late 11 October Midnight PDT 2-13 Doomsday
Late 11 October 12:47AM PDT DWC 2-13 Finale

Doctor Who is off the schedule after this point. I have not received any word over whether KTEH has purchased Series 3 or not.
KVCR 24.1 San Bernadino, CA
Los Angeles DirecTV 24
Los Angeles Dish 24,8014
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.
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
27 September 10PM PDT 2-01 New Earth (start of 3rd Cycle)
Alaska One 9.1, 3.1
serving most of Alaska - unclear if it reaches Anchorage
Fairbanks, AK DirecTV 9 DirecTVHD 9
Fairbanks, AK Dish 7,8297 DishHD 5646
Juneau, AK DirecTV 3
Juneau, AK Dish 3,9383 DishHD 5704
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
Sunday 11PM, Thursday 8PM and 2AM 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
Sunday 11:47PM, Thursday 8:47PM and 2:47AM DWC 2-13 Finale
27 September 11PM 3-00 The Runaway Bride (start of 2nd Cycle?) (1 October
airings pre-empted by the National Parks miniseries)
Alaska One has the right to air Series 3 additional times.
update before 19 September
Many of the podcasters in the UK (along with Who fans in general) were at the
Whooverville convention on Sunday. There was a podcasting panel, so I imagine it
will be a hot topic on Who related podcasts for a while, like the panel at the
Gallifrey convention was for podcasters in February.
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 episodes:
-Podshock Episode 161 - Doctor Who news and part one of an in-depth interview
with Gary Russell. James is absent from this episode.
-Podshock Episode 162 (just released, downloading to my computer as I write
this) - Part 2 of the interview with Gary Russell, and a guest appearance from
the famous Jules Burt. Longtime Podshock listeners should know Jules. Plus,
based on the notes, he's now married.
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:
-158 - "Amsterdamned" - The second half of a commentary on Arc of Infinity,
having left the superior* Warriors of the Deep to a parallel universe version
of the podcast where the 3 Canadians wear evil goatees. Meanwhile, Warren's
computer attempts to terminate itself during recording, creating the greatest
amount of drama in the episode.
Coming Soon:
Episode 159 - "Survival Of The Fittest Laptop" - Will the other computers join
Warren's in efforts to die and derail the new topic? Will breaking news appear
in time to liven things up? Was it actually Warren's computer, or is that
confusion caused by listening to "another" alternate universe version of RFS. To
quote a podcaster who has never been on Radio Free Skaro - 'we just don't know!'
*Note - In this case superior refers to the script they were using. It is up to
the viewers to decide which story's script was treated better during filming.
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
#133. The man, the legend, the Jon Pertwee, part 2! This episode focuses on the
first 3 series of Jon Pertwee's run as the Doctor. The years where the Doctor
was stranded on Earth.
#134. The man, the legend, the Jon Pertwee, part 3! This episode focuses on the
last 2 series of Jon Pertwee's run as the Doctor, along with his subsequent
appearances in the show during his life.
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 episode:
#100 - The 100th Episode: Michael's Top 20 Whoness Things. Dedicated to the
memory of Andrew Barber. A very special episode of Tin Dog Podcast, but in a
good way.
The Cultdom Collective
Live Talkshoe Broadcasts
call in number (724) 444-7444 call id 54821
Doctor Who (and other) fans get together to discuss anything that is unusual,
odd, or otherwise not normal. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere - until somebody
mentions the quality control of Talkshoe's service. Chats open 15 minutes before
the scheduled start time.
Current episode:
7. Does Superman Suck?. The state of Superman, particularly in the five movies
everyone remembers. The good, the bad, the weird - examined by a gang of Doctor
Who fans who like their superheros too. Bonus at the end - our panelists have to
decide which superheroes deserve another movie. Some results may surprise.
Special Un-numbered episode. Cultdom At Whooverville 2009. A special episode
with just Dave and Ian. Dave's experiences at Whooverville are recounted,
including some never before heard sound clips, and Dave's own attempt at putting
out a restored audio of the podcasting panel.
Upcoming episodes:
Sunday 3:30PM EDT/12:30PM PDT/8:30PM BST - Samantha's Slash Spectacular.
Samantha (Romana 2, host of The Wailing Fangirl) is expected to co-host this
exploration into the history of slash fan fiction. Adults only episode.
27 September 3:30PM EDT/12:30PM PDT/8:30PM BST - Has Bond Shaken His Last
Martini? This episode is not expected to focus on the James Bond Jr. animated
series from the 1990s.
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:
#62 - "God and Gridlock". Chip examines how Russell T Davies handles religion
in Doctor Who. And Chip thinks the lessons of Gridlock should be taught to some
other people.
#63 - "Solving the Dalek Dating Controversy". (Note - this episode is reported
to be a semi-sequel to the Two Minute Time Lord episodes 8, 9, and 10.) The
controversy over the dates in Dalek and the dates in "The Stolen
Earth/Journey's End" seeming to conflict. Helped with a side order of Charles
Shultz' Peanuts.
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 54 - "Hounds Of The Whooverville". All 5 of the current cast of
Staggering actually made it to the same recording for the first time in a while.
Hear about their adventures at Whooverville. Marvel at how the Head Of Pertwee
has become an international superstar, but still finds a way to "keep it real".
Feedback, including another trailer for a short story written by some great
person or other.
Episode 54 - "Whooverville, Whatterville, Where-erville, Whenerville,
Whyerville?" - An all new episode of Staggering Stories, coming Sunday. You've
heard the Whooverville panel on various podcasts. But have you heard the
thoughts of Adam, the guy who brought the audio recorder?
The Flashing Blade Podcast
Tony Gallichan. Jo ()! One man, one woman. One with decades of Doctor Who fan
experience. Another who turns on the show when it airs on TV. One has lots of
cats. Another can say the word "news" in various amusing ways. Together they
unite for a weekly look into the worlds of Doctor Who. Often reviewing a Big
Finish audio and a TV series story, unless something crazier comes along. Follow
their weekly adventures, as they work to turn our brains to jelly and conquer
the Earth. Because they are aliens, and that's how they roll. Flashing Blade -
an evil plot to destroy the Earth. (death ray bolt flies past) Just Kidding!
Current episodes:
14 - Patient Zero and Rose. Jo! and the Tony look back to the mists of 2005,
when Doctor Who returned to our TV screens. They also look to modern times,
where new Big Finish audio "Patient Zero" has an older Doctor (Colin Baker) and
a newer companion (Charley Pollard, played by India Fisher). More cat antics.
Recorded early as they prepared for Whooverville.
15 - SPACE: 1999 Plus 10! With special theme tune and 70s graphics. Colin Baker,
Jo!, and the Tony went to Whooverville. The head of a previous Doctor was
carried around as a trophy. Sound conditions were ... erratic. Lots of
convention talk, and the unedited podcast panel. I could not identify a
difference in the sound quality between this version and the Radio Free Skaro
version (probably as it is the same raw audio).
Coming Soon:
A review of "The Holy Terror" and Image of the Fendahl. Plus more Earth
conquest. (another death ray bolt flies past)
Bridging The Rift
Katrina (Radio Free Skaro) and Nat bring 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.
8. Chris Burgess (Radio Free Skaro, TennantCast) is the latest and possibly
tallest guest co-host of Bridging The Rift. This week - Exploring Conventions.
How do conventions work these days? Difference between conventions in various
places. Convention stories. Whooverville and Gallifrey 2009 get used as
comparison points.
The Minute Doctor Who Podcast\

Video (sometimes just audio) podcast looking at Doctor Who projects. Episodes
are usually under 5 minutes long.
Current episode:
21 - We Love The NHS. Luke explores the UK's National Health Service in Doctor
Who related terms.
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 - Episode 42. Attack Of The Cybermen and a second attempt at
Army Of Ghosts/Doomsday. Robert and everyone else who turns up (Darth Skeptical
and Samantha among them) talk about 2 Cybermen stories. One story was full of
plot twists tying together popular fan theories and fan fiction, setting up
unlikely returns and making the Doctor look at someone in a different light. And
the other was Attack Of The Cybermen. Any classic series fans probably just
groaned. Apologies. Actually, BOTH stories do all those things. But Army Of
Ghosts/Doomsday is much more popular than Attack Of The Cybermen, and hopefully
this episode explored that issue.
The Tennantcast
Kelsey, Kari, Flossie, and friends get together to dish on the latest David
Tennant news.
17 - I'm A Pony! The title is inspired by Richard Simmons, and not by backing
music in the Staggering Stories podcast. Fabio!, Richard Simmons, and a
screencap from the Friday Night Project throw the team into a discussion on
alternate careers for David Tennant if the acting experiment doesn't work out.
Just wanted to note - the sound quality for the last couple of Tennantcast
episodes has been much improved. The people in front of (and working secretly
behind) the microphones - congrats.
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:
12. The gang look at Doctor 11 and Amy Pond's fashion style. Comic-Con reactions
are covered. And a second look at Torchwood: Children Of Earth after a month of
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 - 21. The Faceless Ones and The Evil Of The Daleks. Learn why
the hosts are subjecting themselves to just the reconstructions on missing
episodes - the logic makes sense, though I'd cheat and play the CD as the audio
while looking at the reconstruction. Ben and Polly leave in a hurry, as Victoria
arrives in a hurry. Are these the episodes where Jamie comes into his own?
Hoo On Who
Fan reviews of recent Doctor Who DVDs by David Hooie, frequently with a guest
Current episode:
#13. Planet Of The Dead - Blu-Ray Release. David listens to the most recent
Doctor Who story, the first one released on the Blu-Ray format. While all Doctor
Who could be released on Blu-Ray if people wanted to, this was the first story
filmed in HD, and therefore the first one where you would see noticable quality
improvements (you could fit more classic episodes on a Blu-Ray and more extras
and have less compression, but it won't radically change the picture/sound
quality of the source material). So, how did the BBC do on their first Doctor
Who Blu-Ray release? Opinion - mixed.
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 - 4. Requiem For A Drama. Tom returns after 4 weeks away and
looks at shows that are cancelled before their time. Is it worth investing in a
show that might soon (or has already) been cancelled. Tom's view is similar to
mine (yes, it is worth it), but you're downloading Tom's show for his opinions
on this.
Tim's Take On ...
Tim Drury's podcast on various issues. 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 - Rob Shearman special. Instead of doing an August episode, Nick
Briggs parties with Rob and inserts what news updates there are in when the
conversation slows a tad. Rob's short story work with Big Finish dominates the
discussion, but he has a past with the company going back to its early audios.
While Rob has been on podcasts before, this may be the first time that his name
wound up in the episode title, and that counts for something.
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.
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
Episode 101 is now not scheduled. We do not know when CIA's return date is.
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.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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