This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - April 18, 2009
- This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
April 18, 2009 - Vol 1, No 16
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts, and other matters.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Sarah Jane Stations:
CBBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc http://www.bbc.co.uk/sja
Sarah Jane Adventures repeats.
Monday 5:15PM BST 8a. "Day Of The Clown" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 25 April 8AM, 26 April 5PM BST 2a. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 25 April 8:30AM, 26 April 5:30PM BST 2b. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 2 of 2
27 April 5:15PM BST 8b. "Day Of The Clown" pt 2 of 2
2 May 8AM, 3 May 5PM BST 3a. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 1 of 2
2 May 8:30AM, 3 May 5:30PM BST 3b. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 2 of 2
4 May 5:15PM BST 9a. "Secrets Of The Stars" pt 1 of 2
K9 - Coming later 2009. Network Ten in Australia and Jetix/DisneyXD in the UK are expected to air it. Other broadcasters unknown. 26 episodes in this first batch.
ONLINE RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS:
update before 18 April
This section is looking for currently in production, interesting podcasts related to Doctor Who. If you think your webcast/podcast (or somebody else's) belongs in this section, e-mail me.
Doctor Who: Podshock http://www.gallifreyanembassy.org/portal
Live Talkshoe broadcasts - http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/23358
call in number (724) 444-7444 call id 23358
1) Home to the Weekly-ish chat show with US and UK Doctor Who fans 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 for life 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.
Episode 145 - Non-spoiler review of Planet Of The Dead. Guest appearances by Amy Krell (who was at Tom Baker's first US convention appearance) and Tara O'Shea (she brought her TARDIS to the Gallifrey convention this year, plus other things). Feedback includes an explanation for newer listeners on why Podshock episodes 117 through 129 are not on the main iTunes feed, but do exist.
This Sunday 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - Podshock Live on Talkshoe, with a look back at Planet Of The Dead. The hosts review the episode, and everyone else can call in and give thoughts (or just listen live/later). These episodes can be very popular and have been known to run very long. Talkshoe also has technical problems sometimes, so bear with it if there are problems.
Radio Free Skaro http://www.radiofreeskaro.com
The 3 Canadians get together on Sundays for about an hour or two or more to discuss the latest in Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Sarah Jane in a fairly amusing manner.
#134 - "The Planet Of Michelle Ryan". Warren, Steve, and Chris covered the week's top Doctor Who stories, looking at the future, the past, and (reluctantly) the present. May contain (ok, DOES contain) some spoilers for Planet Of The Dead and speculation on the later specials. The impression is that they were going to record extra material with Neil Perryman, which seemed backed up by ...
#135 - "Mission To The Unknown" - This Wednesday segment is 30 minutes long and gets an episode number. Interview with Neil Perryman, co-host of Tachyon TV and upcoming mountain climber. Neil is trying to raise money for his trip, and you can either check the link from Radio Free Skaro's site or listen to the episode (or both, obviously) to learn the details. Includes hints about a future guest host stint for Katrina and the Tachyon TV podcast schedule. And in a shock twist - a discussion on Red Dwarf!
Coming This Weekend:
#136 - Three to four Canadians wax lyrically about the Science Fiction programme Doctor Who, its spinoffs, Canada, the UK, flying monkeys from Manitoba, and other breaking bits of stuff.
DWO Whocast http://www.thewhocast.com
Whocast episode 114. Marty, Trevor, and Michael of the Tin Dog Podcast give their initial reactions to Planet Of The Dead. It does assume that you have seen the episode.
Tin Dog Podcast http://www.tin-dog.co.uk
Weekly UK based podcast looking at the latest in Doctor Who, Torchwood, or Sarah Jane Adventures. New episodes ever 2 weeks or so.
87 - News and the Image Of Fenhall. Michael investigates Image Of The Fendahl (with some extras on his website) and reveals the near future of the Podcast, dictated by wonderful news in his recent past. Congratulations!
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, Dave AC, Colin, and other Doctor Who fans liked the live Doctor Who: Podshocks so much that they wanted to keep talking afterwards. The resulting show covers Doctor Who, anything else sci-fi related, and can go wildly off in all directions. Chats open 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.
Current episode - Easter Open Mike Day - Dave AC and the people free on Easter Sunday came a chatting.
Sunday 4PM EDT/1PM PDT/9PM PDT - After show for spillover discussion after Podshock Live talks Planet Of The Dead. Start time approximate. If Podshock runs too late, this episode could be dropped.
26 April 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM PDT - Red Dwarf. In the aftermath of 3 new episodes (after a 10 year break), CIA takes a look at the main Sci-Fi/Comedy Franchise of the BBC in the 1990s.
Doctor Who Review Today http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/22756
Live editions Late Fridays 1AM EDT/10PM PDT/6AM BST
Robert Carrie King reviews Doctor Who topics on this Talkshoe program. Frequent cast member on CIA: Cultdom In Audio.
Most recent episode - April 17/18. Episode 31. Spearhead From Space and Planet Of The Dead, in less than 31 minutes.
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.
Current episode - 8. A look at the First Doctor's Era.
Coming soon - they are planning to gush poetically when Planet Of The Dead arrives.
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.
A short look at The Next Doctor.
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 - 10. The Crusade and The Space Museum. Mike and Dan still like Vicki. And they love the 4 episode story format.
A Whovian's Quest http://www.whovianquest.com
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?
Current episode - 13 - The Web Planet. Includes an update on the delays in the interactive website Jonathan is planning.
Hoo On Who http://whoonwho.com
Fan reviews of recent Doctor Who DVDs.
Current episode - Ghostlight.
Coming soon - The Five Doctors (version of the DVD not mentioned, suppose it could be both releases). Guest co-host Steve Distasi, previously heard on the review for The Tomb Of The Cybermen.
Two Minute Time Lord http://twominutetimelord.com
A bite-sized commentary and revew show from the perspective of a formerly casual fan. 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.
15 - The Ten Doctors' webcomic is the new topic.
The Minute Doctor Who Podcast http://web.mac.com/backintheussr6/The_Minute_Doctor_Who_Podcast/Podcast/Podcast.html
Video podcast looking at Doctor Who projects. Episodes are usually under 5 minutes long.
Current episode - 11 - Our host tries an audio episode on various topics. If iTunes refuses to download the episode to your iPod, try just listening on the computer as a workaround.
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 - April News. The latest in Doctor Who and all the other branches. Early reactions to Vooooooooorrrrrrtexxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
MMM Commentaries http://www.mmmcommentaries.com
Roving Australian podcasting gang. Commentaries on Doctor Who episodes, Star Wars films, some Stargate stuff, and others.
Current episodes - Terror Of The Zygons (4 episodes)
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, Terminator, Smallville, Supernatural, Fringe, 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 - If I understood the last show correctly, the hosts are going to discuss Doctor Who - Planet Of The Dead. Kenn mentioned on the most recent episode that he is hearing from SciFi that they have the rights to the specials and are waiting to air them. Presumably that will get elaborated upon. Plus the roundup of other new sci-fi programming, which is pretty much just Fringe and a Star Trek-y episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation this time.
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.
Staggering Stories http://www.staggeringstories.net
A wild, wandering podcast with Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval, and other shows winding together roughly once every 2 weeks.
Episode 43 - "Into The Wild Written Primeval" - biggest issues for Doctor Who fans - a discussion of best and worst writers, plus a K9 trailer creates reactions. Might be more, but was still listening to the show when This Week weng out.
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 http://www.unctv.org analog 58,17,30,4,36,33 digital .1 - digital only 6/12/09
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 two more cycles, one of which will be used on the UNC-ED digital cable station beginning in late April.
2) KCPT 19.1 Kansas City, MO http://www.kcpt.org
Kansas City DirecTV 19 Kansas City Dish 19,8436
KCPT has the right to air Series 2 two more 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 http://www.cooltv.hu
Series 2 completed.
RTL Klub http://www.rtlklub.hu http://doctorwho.gportal.hu
Series 2 Repeat Run halted, it appears.
2) JAPAN - BS-2 http://www.nhk.or.jp/bs Series 1 and 2 Completed.
NHK 3 http://www.nhk.or.jp Series 1 and 2 Completed.
3) ISRAEL - Yes Stars http://www.yes.co.il
4) UKRAINE - ICTV
5) BELGIUM - LaDeux http://www.ladeux.be - all episodes dubbed into French - Series 3 completed.
6) NETHERLANDS - Nederland 2 http://nederland2.nl - Series 2 completed.
7) DENMARK - DR 1 http://www.dr.dk/tv Series 1 Repeats Completed.
8) FINLAND - TV2 http://www.yle.fi/tv2 - No additional airdates at present
9) NORWAY - NRK3 http://www.nrk.no http://www.nrk.no/programmer/sider/doktor_who
Series 1 repeat run completed.
10) SOUTH AFRICA - SABC 2 http://www.sabc2.co.za/portal/site/sabc2
The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 - not on schedule.
11) HONG KONG - ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/v3/world/world.html - 3rd Series completed.
12) POLAND - TVP1 http://www.tvp.pl - Repeat run completed.
BBC Entertainment Poland http://poland.bbcentertainment.com - Airs as Doktor Who. Repeat run halted.
13) SWEDEN - SVT 24 and SVT HD http://www.svt.se
14) GREECE - Skai TV http://www.skai.gr - Between seasons.
15) ICELAND - RUV http://www.ruv.is - English with Icelandic subtitles - Series 1 and 2 completed.
16) TURKEY - Cine 5 http://www.cine5.com.tr
17) THAILAND - Channel 7 http://www.ch7.com
18) ITALY - Jimmy http://www.jimmy.tv
Voyage Of The Damned has aired - rest of Series 4 airdates TBA.
RAISAT Smash http://www.smash.raisat.it
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 - dubbed into Italian. Pan & scan 4:3 image. completed run?
19) NEW ZEALAND - UKTV New Zealand http://www.uktv.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com - Series 2 completed.
Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com 16:9 digital; 4:3 pan and scan analog.
20) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia http://www.showtimearabia.com
ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours earlier on ShowSeries 1 Extra) - Series 3 Encore completed.
21) DUBAI - Dubai One http://www.dmi.ae/dubaione/default.asp
More info needed. Doctor Who was seen airing on this station over Christmas.
22) ROMANIA - TVR2 http://www.tvr.ro - Series 3 completed.
23) FRANCE - France 4 http://www.france4.fr - Series 4 completed.
24) EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST - BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com Who Series 1 and 2; Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down
Adjust for local time, which could vary by several hours
25) SOUTH KOREA - KBS2 http://www.kbs.co.kr http://www.kbs.co.kr/2tv/enter/doctorwho/index.html
Primary language Korean, English language as secondary audio. 4th series completed.
26) AUSTRALIA - Nickelodeon Australia http://www.nickelodeon.com.au http://www.foxtel.tv - Sarah Jane Series 2 coming in July.
ABC1 http://www.abc.net.au/tv http://www.sfsa.org.au - 16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
Repeat run halted. The Impossible Planet onwards will repeat on ABC2 later this year.
27) SPAIN - SciFi Spain http://www.scifi.es http://www.plus.es - Series 1 and 2 repeat run completed.
28) GERMANY - SciFi Germany http://www.scifi.de Series 1 and 2 repeats. Dubbed in German.
29) CANADA - BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca - Next airdate for Classic Who unknown. Next airdate for Sarah Jane Adventures unknown.
30) UK - BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbchd - home of HD versions of Doctor Who and Torchwood episodes. None scheduled.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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