This Week In Doctor Who PBS and Podcasts
September 5, 2009 - Vol 1, No 34
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 - lacking).
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
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 not.
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 http://www.wttw.com
Chicago DirecTV 11,965 DirecTVHD 11
Chicago Dish 11,8496
Rockford, IL - cable station only
Series 3 - 1st Cycle::
Late Saturday Midnight CDT 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 10PM, Late Monday 4AM CDT 3-05 "Evolution Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 2 (special Monday night repeat due to start of pledge drive)
12, 13, 18, and 19 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 http://www.wpt.org
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 3-10 "Blink"
Sunday 2:45PM CDT DWC 3-10 "Do You Remember The First Time?"
12 September 8:40PM, 13 September 2PM CDT 3-11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
13 September 2:46PM CDT DWC 3-11 "'Ello 'Ello 'Ello"
19 September 8:40PM, 20 September 2PM CDT 3-12 "The Sound Of Drums" pt 2 of 3
20 September 2:47PM CDT DWC 3-12 "The Saxon Mystery"
Wisconsin Public TV has the right to air Series 2 another 2 times before March 31, 2010.
KERA 13.1 Dallas, TX http://www.kera.org
Dallas DirecTV 13,889 DirecTVHD 13
Dallas, Sherman Dish 13,8406
Tyler Dish 13,8886
Series 3 - 1st Cycle:
Late Saturday Midnight CDT 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
Late Saturday 12:46AM CDT DWC 3-04 "A New York Story"
12 September - pre-empted by another pledge drive
19 September - pre-empted by another MI-5 double feature
KERA has the right to 2 more showings of Series 2 before March 31, 2010.
WXXI 21.1 Rochester, NY http://www.wxxi.org
Rochester DirecTV 21 DirecTVHD 21
Rochester Dish 21,7640
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
Saturday 11PM EDT 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
12 and 19 September - pre-empted by pledge drive
WXXI has aired Series 3 twice and may have additional airing rights to those episodes.
WSKG/WSKA 46.1, 30.1 Binghamton/Elmira, NY http://www.wskg.com
Series 2 - 4th/Final Cycle:
Saturday 11PM EDT 2-00 "The Christmas Invasion" 60 minutes, start of 4th Cycle
12 September 11PM EDT 2-01 "New Earth"
12 September 11:45PM EDT DWC 2-01 "New New Doctor"
19 September pre-empted by pledge programming
26 September 11PM EDT 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
26 September 11:45PM EDT DWC 2-02 ""
WSKG has aired Series once and may have additional rights to those episodes.
WHRO 15.1 Norfolk, VA http://www.whro.org
Norfolk DirecTV 15 DirecTVHD 15
Norfolk Dish 15,7295
Saturday 11:30PM and 4:30AM EDT "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pt 2 of 4
Classic Season 12, Episode 18. Doctor: Tom Baker.
12 and 19 September - 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 http://www.wvpubcast.org
Charleston DirecTV 33
Charleston Dish 33,7321
Clarksburg DirecTV 24
Clarksburg Dish 24,7915
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
Thursday 10PM EDT 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
10 September 10PM EDT 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
17 September - pre-empted by pledge programming
WGVU/WGVK 35.1, 52.1 Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI http://www.wgvu.org
Grand Rapids, MI DirecTV 35
Grand Rapids, MI Dish 35,8716
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
September pledge drive pre-empts things for a few weeks, then ...
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 http://www.mptv.org
Milwaukee DirecTV 10,946
Milwaukee Dish 10,7076
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
Saturday 11PM CDT 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 11:46PM CDT DWC 2-08 "You've Got The Look"
12 September 11PM CDT 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
12 September 11:47PM CDT DWC 2-09 "Myths, Heroes, and Legends"
19 September 11PM CDT 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
19 September 11:45PM CDT DWC 2-10 "The New World Of Doctor 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 http://will.illinois.edu/tv
Champaign DirecTV 12
Chicago Dish 12,7407
Peoria, IL - cable station
Series 3 - 2nd Cycle:
Saturday 10:30PM, Sunday 6PM CDT 3-12 "The Sound Of Drums" pt 2 of 3
Saturday 11:16PM, Sunday 6:46PM CDT DWC 3-12 "The Saxon Mystery"
12 and 13 September - pre-empted by pledge drives
19 September 10:30PM, 20 September 6PM CDT 3-13 "Last Of The Time Lords" pt 3 of 3 (edited international version)
19 September 11:17PM, 20 September 6:47PM CDT DWC 3-13 "The Valiant Quest"
26 September 10:30PM, 27 September 6PM CDT episode unknown
WILL has the right to air Series 2 one more time before March 31, 2010.
WTVP 47.1 Peoria, IL http://www.wtvp.org/index.asp
Peoria DirecTV 47 DirecTVHD 47
Peoria Dish 47,7756
Series 3 - 2nd Cycle:
Saturday 11PM CDT 3-07 "42"
12 September 11PM CDT 3-08 "Human Nature" pt 1 of 2
19 September 11PM CDT 3-09 "The Family Of Blood" pt 2 of 2
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 http://www.iptv.org
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:
Saturday 11:05PM CDT 3-03 "Gridlock"
Saturday 11:50PM CDT DWC 3-03 "Are We There Yet?"
12 September 11:05PM CDT 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
12 September 11:52PM CDT DWC 3-04 "A New York Story"
19 September 11:05PM CDT 3-05 "Evolution Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 2
19 September 11:51PM CDT DWC 3-05 "Making Manhattan"
26 September 11:05PM CDT 3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment"
26 September 11:48PM CDT DWC 3-06 "Monsters Inc."
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 http://www.optv.org
Springfield DirecTV 21 DirecTVHD 21
Springfield Dish 21,7226
Joplin Dish 26,7873
Series 2 - 4th Cycle:
Saturday 9:30PM CDT 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
12 September 9:30PM CDT 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
19 September 9:30PM CDT 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
OETA Oklahoma 13.1, 11.1, 3.1 http://www.oeta.tv
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 10:26PM CDT 3-11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
18 September 10:23PM CDT 3-12 "The Sounds Of Drums" pt 2 of 3
OETA has the right to 1 more showing of Series 2 before March 31, 2010.
KLRU 18.1 Austin, TX http://www.klru.org
Austin DirecTV 18,907 DirecTVHD 18
Austin Dish 18,8256
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
Saturday 11PM CDT 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
Thursday 10PM, 12 September 11PM CDT 2-03 "School Reunion"
17 September 10PM, 19 September 11PM CDT 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
24 September 10PM, 26 September 11PM CDT 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
1 and 3 October - pre-empted
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 http://www.klru.org
broadcast and digital cable only
episodes air the week *after* they appear on 18.1
Wednesday 10PM and 2AM CDT 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
16 September 10PM CDT 2-03 "School Reunion"
23 September 10PM CDT 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
30 September 10PM CDT 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
14 October 10PM CDT 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
21 October 10PM CDT 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
28 October 10PM CDT 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
4 November 10PM 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 http://www.kued.org
Underwritten by Ken Garth Mitsubishi-Hundai.
Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
Series 3 - 2nd Cycle:
Saturday 11PM MDT 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
12 September 11PM MDT 3-05 "Evolution Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 2
19 September 11PM 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 http://idahoptv.org
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 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
Saturday 11:45PM MDT/PDT DWC 2-04 "From Script To Screen"
12 September 11PM MDT/PDT 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
12 September 11:46PM MDT/PDT DWC 2-05 "Cybermen"
19 September 11PM MDT/PDT 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
19 September 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 And 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
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 http://www.kbtc.org
Seattle DirecTV 28,970
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Late Saturday Midnight PDT "Mawdryn Undead" pts 3 and 4 of 4
Classic Season 20, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
12 September 7PM and Midnight PDT "Terminus" pts 1 and 2 of 4
19 September 7PM and Midnight PDT "Terminus" pts 3 and 4 of 4
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 http://www.kteh.org
San Francisco DirecTV 54,903
San Francisco Dish 54,8234
Series 2 - 4th/Final Cycle:
Sunday 11PM, Monday 5AM PDT 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
Sunday 11:45PM, Monday 5:45AM PDT DWC 2-06 "From Zero To Hero"
Late Sunday Midnight PDT 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
Late Sunday 12:45AM PDT DWC 2-07 "The Writer's Tale"
13 September 11PM, 14 September 5AM PDT 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
13 September 11:46PM, 14 September 5:46AM PDT DWC 2-08 "You've Got The Look"
Late 13 September Midnight PDT 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
Late 13 September 12:47AM PDT DWC 2-09 "Myths, Heroes, And Legends"
Pre-empted by pledge drive on 20 and 27 September
Visit their blog site linked above for information on their recent YouTube competition. The winner (whose entry is prominent on the site) got the grand prize of hosting a future 4 episode New Series Doctor Who marathon, hosting 5 minute introductions to each episode!!! All the entries are available for the public to see. Now KTEH - where is Series 3?
KVCR 24.1 San Bernadino, CA http://www.kvcr.org
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 http://www.alaskaone.org
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, Sunday 8PM and 2AM 2-11 "Fear Her"
Sunday 11:45PM, Sunday 8:45AM and 2:45AM DWC 2-11 "The Fright Stuff"
13 September 11PM, 17 September 8PM and 2AM 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
13 September 11:45PM, 17 September 8:45PM and 2:45AM DWC 2-12 "Welcome To Torchwood"
Alaska One has the right to air Series 3 additional times.
ONLINE RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS:
Many of the podcasters in the UK (along with Who fans in general) will be at the Whooverville convention on Sunday. Doctor Who guests will be there. There will also be 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 http://www.gallifreyanembassy.org/vortex
Live Talkshoe broadcasts - http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/23358
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.
-Podshock Episode 160 - Two(!) guests this time as Dominic Glynn (1980s Doctor Who music composer) and Danny Stewart (rapidly rising music composer) do a joint interview. Also, the Regeneration story reviews continue with Spearhead From Space. Spearhead - the first colour story, the only story shot entirely on 16mm film (no, not 35 - 16), intro to a new Doctor and the next 5 crazy years. The latest convention updates, and more.
Radio Free Skaro http://www.radiofreeskaro.com
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".
156 - "Polyphase Avatron" - Fears of a repeat of Dimensions In Time buffeted the internet. Podcasting panels. Douglas Adams on the Miniscope. And other assorted rants.
Episode 157 - "Ghostlight 2: So Light Was Darwin All The Time, And We Created A Historical Paradox By Stopping Him, By Gar" - At press time, Radio Free Skaro had threatened to restart classic Who commentaries due to the slowness of the news week. They won't even be able to get a live report from Whooverville, as Chris moved back to Canada recently. Maybe they have some thoughts on the Doctor Who Greatest Moments: Enemies documentary.
DWO Whocast http://www.thewhocast.com
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 podcast.
#132. The man, the legend, the Jon Pertwee, part 1! An episode focusing on the 3rd Doctor, the first guy in colour, the one who has a Navy Lark that BBC Radio 7 likes to repeat a lot. Listen in, or Jon will turn up at your house with a bottle of brandy, two glasses, and an eyepatch story you've already heard. First in a multi-part set exploring Pertwee.
Tin Dog Podcast http://www.tin-dog.co.uk
UK based podcast looking at the latest in Doctor Who, Torchwood, or Sarah Jane Adventures. New episodes ever 2 weeks or so.
#99 - The Twin Dilemma. You get a real sense of how a review is going to go when the shownotes are hyping the fact that the next episode (100) is out soon instead of describing this one. Michael does find some good points, play some nice clips, and praises the cast. The story itself comes out a bit less kindly.
CIA - Cultdom In Audio http://ciashock.podomatic.com
Live Talkshoe broadcasts http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/30659
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 appearances?
Next Episode - Sunday 2PM EDT/7PM BST/11AM PDT (postponed from 30 August) - 101. New Beginnings. West and CIA are back! Live! Late breaking!
The Cultdom Collective http://www.cultdom.com
Live Talkshoe Broadcasts http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/54821
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.
5. Comedy and Sci-Fi (not going to track down the late changing title) Cultdom combined two planned shows into one big one. A look at where sci-fi and comedy combine. And lo, many shows were discussed. Indeed, I'm sure many people were unaware that there have been 3 spinoffs of Alf to date (not one, not two, but three). Thoughts were provoked. Comedy was had. Reality melted.
Sunday 3:30PM EDT/12:30PM PDT/8:30PM BST - Saturday Morning Kids Cult TV. A look back to when there was original Saturday moring kids programming (not that long ago) and there was a fair amount of sci-fi and fantasy in it. Dave is supposed to be at Whooverville that day and on a podcasting panel, so if he misses the show or sounds a bit hoarse from lots of talking, there's your reason.
13 September 3:30PM EDT/12:30PM PDT/8:30PM BST - Does Superman Suck? I'm not going to speculate on this subject title with a 10 foot fiberglass cape.
20 September 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.
Two Minute Time Lord http://twominutetimelord.com
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.
#58 - "If Torrents Become A Trickle, Will Doctor Who Be Delayed?" - can't describe this episode better than its title did.
#59 - "Bringing Back More Old Companions" - Chip explores the risk of having more classic Who companions return, and tries to think of the safest ones to revisit.
And coming soon:
Chip was planning to have an unedited version of his interview with Toby Hadoke on the feed.
Staggering Stories http://www.staggeringstories.net
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 52 - "Crow Balancing For Beginners". A feast of topics for our hosts, as they talked about Tom Baker audio, David Tennant animated, James Marsters, Eric Hudson, World Of Warcraft, the Black Guardian boxset, and much more. And while I wasn't surprised that my feedback got read out, I was pleasantly surprised that it was Dramatised. My notes did "not" mention My Little Pony - that was courtesy the editing of Karen Dunn. Dalek purists can address their notes accordingly.
Episode 54 - "Whooverville, Whatterville, Where-erville, Whenerville, Whyerville?" - The next episode was due to be recording on 7 September, the day after at least some of the cast was expected to be at the Whooverville convention and take part in a podcasting panel. However, this episode and any reaction to the event won't reach the public till at least 13 September, a ways off.
The Flashing Blade Podcast http://www.flashingblade.org.uk
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.
Trivia point - Russell T Davies mentions the original Flashing Blade show during the podcast commentary for The Doctor's Daughter. I was relistening to the commentary for some reason this week and I finally caught the reference.
13 - Attack Of The Ukelele. Jo!, Tony, and "The Ukelele" have their first 3 host episode. Jo! and Tony listened to the 5th Doctor Big Finish audio "The Kingmaker" and watched the original unaired pilot to "An Unearthly Child". While their reviews were interesting and Tony's pedantry was on fine form, Tony failed to bring up an important point. WHICH version of the unaired pilot did they watch. The first half of the episode was recorded once while the second half was recorded twice. The episode has been put together with the first take of the seond half and with the second take of the second half. Also, the DVD release has a special version of the unaired pilot where all the best takes were combined together using the editing technology of 2005. That version is the one that airs as the first episode of the An Unearthly Child DVD disc, right before the broadcast version. Indeed, I have a suspicion that's the one that got watched. Still, interesting episode.
13 - Audio "Patient Zero" and the classic Doctor Who episode "Rose". Hard to think that Rose is passing into older Doctor Who as time marches on.
Bridging The Rift http://bridgingtherift.wordpress.com
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.
5. Appreciating The Classics. Special guest Steven (Radio Free Skaro) joins Katrina and Nat in their exploration of Doctor Who classic.
6. The World Of Fan Fiction. Spider (aka Spiderine) visits and joins in a discussion about the various types of Doctor Who fan fiction and the legal position of transformative works. Because episode 5 ran long, the Creativity Corner from that episode (including Steven) is included in this episode.
The Minute Doctor Who Podcast http://web.mac.com/backintheussr6/The_Minute_Doctor_Who_Podcast/Podcast/Podcast.html
Video (sometimes just audio) podcast looking at Doctor Who projects. Episodes are usually under 5 minutes long.
21 - We Love The NHS. Luke explores the UK's National Health Service in Doctor Who related terms.
Doctor Who Review Today http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/22756
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 http://tennantcast.com
Kelsey, Kari, Flossie, and friends get together to dish on the latest David Tennant news.
15 - David Dances. Does what it says in the title.
The Wailing Fangirl http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/22228
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.
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 reflection.
A Podcast Of Impossible Things http://podcastofimpossiblethings.blogspot.com
Cardiff-based Doctor Who fans get together to discuss the latest Doctor Who and do a full length commentary on new Doctor Who episodes.
Full length commentaries on Torchwood: Children Of Earth episode 1 and Torchwood: Children Of Earth episode 5.
Bigger On The Inside http://www.earth-2.net
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 - 20. The Moonbase and The Macra Terror. Doctor Who meets Cybermen and Killer Krabs. The hosts explore these 2 early Troughton stories. Note to the hosts, as I think one of you reads the column - all the missing stories are out on CD. The audio is cleaned up dramatically and the CDs have narration that helps a lot. You may want to just buy the audios and play them while your telesnap reconstructions are running on the TV (and mute the TV's sound). These stories are so much better when you can hear what is being said, and on the CDs - you usually can.
Hoo On Who http://hooonwho.com
Fan reviews of recent Doctor Who DVDs by David Hooie, frequently with a guest co-host.
#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 http://thecloisterroom.com
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 - 3. "Man, Oh Mandalorian!" Tom looks at the canon debates in Doctor Who and Star Wars. He prefers Doctor Who's approach to canon..
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 http://www.bigfinish.com/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, etc).
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 http://www.tachyon-tv.co.uk
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 http://www.mmmcommentaries.com
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 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thetwodoctors
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 http://blogtalkradio.com/shaunomacradio
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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