This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - April 25, 2009
- This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
April 25, 2009 - Vol 1, No 17
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts, and other matters.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Sarah Jane Station (well, Sarah Jane station, singular. Hoping for better for Sarah in weeks/months to come):
CBBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc http://www.bbc.co.uk/sja
Sarah Jane Adventures repeats.
Sunday 5PM BST 2a. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 5:30PM BST 2b. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 2 of 2
Monday 5:15PM BST 8b. "Day Of The Clown" pt 2 of 2
Saturday 2 May 8AM, 3 May 5PM BST 3a. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 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
9 May 8AM BST 4a. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 1 of 2
9 May 8:30AM BST 4b. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 2 of 2
11 May 5:15PM BST 9b. "Secrets Of The Stars" pt 2 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:
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.
A Podshock Live event (check the Podshock Live feed - not yet on the regular Doctor Who: Podshock feed). Louis, Ken, and the audience had a 2 hour, 13 minute discussion on Planet Of The Dead. It was believed at press time that when/if the show reaches the main feed, it will be divided in to two parts. Right now, the rough, ready, and raw version is out.
The next regular episode, date and episode number TBA.
Radio Free Skaro http://www.radiofreeskaro.com
The 3 Canadians get together on Sundays for about an hour or more to discuss the latest in Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Sarah Jane in a fairly amusing manner.
#136 - "The Wrath (and Hay Fever) Of Ian Levine". A lack of compelling news forces Warren, Steve, and Chris to talk Twitter, Ian Levine, Neil Perryman, and various other issues. Shock news - Chris Burgess will soon miss an episode, which means Katrina (Xanister) will be back that week. Shocking(er) news - Radio Free Skaro has taken the Jay Leno approach - Season 1 (episodes 1 through 46) have been declared non-canonical! Radio Free Skaro now began with episode 47.
Then, on Wednesday, this episode came out:
#42 - "Life, The Universe, And Everything" - This Hitch-hiker's Guide To The Galaxy refers to the 42nd episode of the Radio Free Skaro podcast thusly: "So, a podcast decides to discuss Douglas Adams. Then they lose the episode. Then they don't realize they've lost it and keep on going. What did they do - drink a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster?" On Wednesday the episode turned up on iTunes and other internet sources - 1 year and 9 months late. A second entry appeared in the Hitch-hiker's Guide - "Well, you told us. We will happily remove the old entry for episode 42. But we have to know - was it real or just a clever re-creation? It certainly does not sound like 2007. I'm just saying." The reviewer for the Guide has since turned up in the Hospital sobbing softly, claiming he saw winged Canadians chanting out "it was the real audio recorded 21 months ago, by GARrrrrrrr". The reviewer is not expected to return to work, and a donation has been made in his name to the society to protect the public from Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters. As this episode is part of the original 46, its Canoncity is in doubt. On the other hand, being re-released now may bring it back into the official line.
Coming This Weekend:
#137 - "Rose" - Seeing a lack of news until Torchwood comes to save them in the Summer, the Three available Canadians start doing the Eccleston. Commentaries on the 2005 series of Doctor Who, starring Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor. First up - the one a Canadian leaked out 3 weeks early.
Coming Down the Road:
#138 - "Listener Feedback Episode" - Chris Burgess will be at the Fab Cafe fan event, so his voice will be played by Katrina (Xanister) in a special episode focusing on the reactions of the listeners.
DWO Whocast http://www.thewhocast.com
Whocast episode 115. Marty and Trevor want more feedback on their new feed tune, a rocking guitar version that turned up for an April Fools spoof and won over their hearts. They want an honest reaction, though it's clear they want the new tune to stay. Some other stuff is mentioned too, but you can tell when a show is on a bit that the hosts are passionate about. The theme tune - that is the passion of the week. Possibly the first Who podcast to get such passion over the music so far - surprising given the number of strong Doctor Who themes and strong opinions about them over the years.
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 24/25. Episode 32. The Two Doctors and Partners in Crime. Samantha (Romana 2) and Darth Skeptical are in the room, and while I had not heard the whole episode as the column went out, Talkshoe seems to have their audio working correctly - for once. A review of Hoo On Who is in there too.
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 - 11 - The Chase and The Time Meddler. Goodbye to Ian and Barbara. Hello to Steven Taylor. What did they think?
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://hooonwho.com
Fan reviews of recent Doctor Who DVDs. Might be easier to get to now that I have fixed the web link.
Current episode - #8. Vengeance On Varos, with guest co-host Louis Trapani from Doctor Who: Podshock. First part of the show is an interview giving the history of the Gallifreyan Embassy, and how a Long Island Fan Club spawned a worldwide podcast.
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.
16 - Planet Of The Delayed - why Chip thinks that Americans will have a long wait for the new Doctor Who specials. Actually, this was last week's episode - it just did not get noted here.
17 - We Interrupt This Podcast - every once in a while, you hear something that really gets to you. You find you have to stop what you are doing, rip up your script, and let out a primal SCREAM. For the Two Minute Time Lord, that moment has come.
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 - Dollhouse, Smallville, and Supernatural are back. Primeval is on the way - assuming they heard the news. And much more news.
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.
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.
BBC Radio 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio7 - 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
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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