This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
May 16, 2009 - Vol 1, No 20
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.
Sunday 5PM BST 5a. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 5:30PM BST 5b. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 2 of 2
Monday 5:15PM BST 10a. "The Mark Of The Beserker" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 23 May 8AM, 24 May 5PM BST 6a. "The Lost Boy" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 23 May 8:30AM, 24 May 5:30PM BST 6b. "The Lost Boy" pt 2 of 2
25 May 5:15PM BST 10b. "The Mark Of The Beserker" pt 2 of 2
26 May 10:30AM BST 1. "Invasion Of The Bane" (60 minutes)
26 May 12:50PM BST 4a. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 1 of 2
26 May 1:20PM BST 4b. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 2 of 2
30 May 8AM BST 7a. "The Last Sontaran" pt 1 of 2?
30 May 8:30AM BST 7b. "The Last Sontaran" pt 2 of 2?
1 June 5:15PM BST 11a. "The Temptation Of Sarah Jane Smith" pt 1 of 2
ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/v3/world/world.html
Saturday 23 May 8AM 2b. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 2 of 2 (I'm going to assume it's a repeat run based on the timeslot)
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 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/portal
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.
Episodes 148 - Lots of feedback, and a review of Four To Doomsday.
At press time, it was expected that Podshock submitted a segment to the Whocast episode 119 special - see the Whocast listing.
As of this writing, Episode 149 was in post production, hoping to go online on the 16th (today). News, reports from the Fab Cafe meetup, a feature on DVD Easter Eggs, and Feedback expected at this time.
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. They recently completed a series of bonus features on Wednesdays in varying styles.
#140 - "The Gay(seous) Agenda". The team discusses "The Unquiet Dead", the 3rd episode of the Christopher Eccleston era. Unquiet Dead is a story style that the team should love. But it is also responsible for - Christmas episodes, Celebrity Historicals, Psychic power in New Who, Eve Myles, Cardiff in Doctor Who stories, the rift that Torchwood would settle on, Rose being linked to the "Bad Wolf" arc, and embarrasing critical darling The End Of The World by getting a much larger audience. How did the team handle the episode with this knowledge?
At press time, it was expected that Radio Free Skaro submitted a segment to the Whocast episode 119 special - see the Whocast listing.
#141 - "Canadians Of London". The episode Aliens Of London brought Doctor Who back to Earth, brought back UNIT, revisited family, experimented with topical political humor that dates incredibly badly, and had the first real Who cliffhanger since 1989. Possibly the most controversial episode of the Eccleston set. How will RFS cope? Personally I'd skip it and run for the hills.
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.
Whocast episode 118. Part One of two. Trevor and Marty team up with Chip from the Two Minute Time Lord podcast and Benjamin from This Week In Doctor Who in a special panel discussion. The worldwide discussion on Doctor Who is hampered by how it gets delayed in so many countries. People download the episodes to avoid having to wait for weeks or months. The issues and the thoughts of 4 people are expressed here. Warning - Chip and Benjamin were very tired when this was recorded.
Coming today (May 16):
Episode 119. (Might already be up when the column goes out - certainly due today) In the epic part 2, a collection of Doctor Who podcasters submit their own thoughts and views on how Doctor Who airs around the world. Tentatively expected - the Doctor Who: Podshock team, Radio Free Skaro, the Minute Doctor Who Podcast, and DaveAC representing his wine Vlog and the CIA podcast. I hope I got them all in. If you want to know if I got it right or not, you'll have to listen - won't you?
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.
89 - The Deadly Assassin DVD review.
At press time, it was expected that Tin Dog Podcast submitted a segment to the Whocast episode 119 special - see the Whocast listing.
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 - The Needs Of Many CIA Listeners. In light of the new Star Trek movie, CIA explores Star Trek for the first time! This time - the new Star Trek film.
Sunday 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - topic to be determined, though I have a suspicion that a few minutes will go to reaction to another podcast. Call it a hunch.
24 May 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - CIA 1000 - The Hitchhiker's Guide To CIA
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 (DVDs and news, mostly) on this Talkshoe program. Frequent cast member on CIA: Cultdom In Audio.
Most recent episode - May 8/9. Episode 33. The boxset of The Invisible Enemy and K9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend. Also - The Long Game.
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 were planning to gush poetically when Planet Of The Dead arrives. Waiting for that episode to arrive.
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.
Planet Of The Dead - the commentary.
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 - 12 - Galaxy 4, Mission To The Unknown, and The Myth Makers. The reviews get more challenging as the video of these episodes is lost. And Mike faces the departure of his beloved Vicki. Everything changes.
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 by David Hooie, frequently with a guest co-host.
Current episode - #9. Inferno. An epic 3rd Doctor story is reviewed, with guest Ken Deep of Doctor Who: Podshock. I've heard it now - it is a good 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.
20 - "" In a special 6 minute episode (triple the usual length), Chip discusses his visit to the Whocast for their episode 118 and the issue of ...
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.
Current episode - 13 - "Parlour Games" A nice audio episode discussiong the games that can be played with episode titles. Once again, iTunes will happily play it on the computer, but refuses to send it to an iPod.
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 - Last Of The Titans, pt 2. A classic freebie episode goes out on the feed. Regular episodes to continue shortly.
MMM Commentaries http://www.mmmcommentaries.com
Roving Australian podcasting gang. Commentaries on Doctor Who episodes, Star Wars films, some Stargate stuff, and others.
Current episode - The Curse Of Fenric - DVD Extended Version.
MMM noticed that no commentary was done for the recut movie version of The Curse Of Fenric on its DVD set either. So MMM does their own, along the line of their recent commentary for Battlefield's DVD Extended Version. I had not heard it at press time - but hope it is good.
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 - FOX has shocked us all by renewing Dollhouse in spite of ratings that would give the CW network second thoughts. Good news, but a shocker. Fringe (with Leonard Nimoy), Smallville, and Supernatural aired their finales. Primeval had its US premiere of the 3rd series - nobody tell the hosts what's happening later on in the run, please. Are the ads for Torchwood big enough for our hosts to have spotted them 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 45 - "The Throwback" - Doctor Who convention, swine flu scares the movies, the future of Heroes, the past of Terminator, and the ever present threat of the Head of Pertwee.
Tachyon TV - Tachyon TV entry should be up next week. Need to find some tachyons to string it together with first.
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's third run of Series 2 is airing on its UNC-ED digital cable channel. UNC has the right to air Series 2 for one additional cycle beyond that.
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.
3) KVCR San Bernadino, CA http://www.kvcr.org
analog 24 digital .1 - digital only 6/12/09
Los Angeles DirecTV 24 Los Angeles Dish 24,8014
KVCR has the right to air Series 2 two more times. While KVCR's main viewing area is east of the Los Angeles area, it is considered in the LA Designated Market Area and both satellite services carry it as a Los Angeles local station.
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.
BBC Entertainment South Africa http://southafrica.bbcentertainment.com http://www.dstv.com
Doctor Who Series 3 completed. Next airdate unknown.
11) POLAND - TVP1 http://www.tvp.pl
- Repeat run completed.
12) SWEDEN - SVT 24 and SVT HD http://www.svt.se
13) GREECE - Skai TV http://www.skai.gr
- Between seasons.
14) ICELAND - RUV http://www.ruv.is
- English with Icelandic subtitles - Series 1 and 2 completed.
15) TURKEY - Cine 5 http://www.cine5.com.tr
16) THAILAND - Channel 7 http://www.ch7.com
17) 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?
18) NEW ZEALAND - UKTV New Zealand http://www.uktv.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
- Series 2 completed.
19) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia http://www.showtimearabia.com
ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours earlier on ShowSeries 1 Extra) - Series 3 Encore completed.
20) DUBAI - Dubai One http://www.dmi.ae/dubaione/default.asp
More info needed. Doctor Who was seen airing on this station over Christmas.
21) ROMANIA - TVR2 http://www.tvr.ro
- Series 3 completed.
22) FRANCE - France 4 http://www.france4.fr
- Series 4 completed.
23) 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.
24) AUSTRALIA - Nickelodeon Australia http://www.nickelodeon.com.au http://www.foxtel.tv
- Sarah Jane Series 2 coming in July.
25) SPAIN - SciFi Spain http://www.scifi.es http://www.plus.es
- Series 1 and 2 repeat run completed.
26) GERMANY - SciFi Germany http://www.scifi.de
Series 1 and 2 repeats. Dubbed in German.
27) CANADA - BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
- Next airdate for Classic Who unknown. Next airdate for Sarah Jane Adventures unknown.
28) 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
29) CROATIA - HRT2 http://www.hrt.hr
- Series 3 completed.
30) MILITARY - BFBS http://www.ssvc.com/bfbs/tv
- no military airings at the moment.
31) IRELAND - TV3 http://www.tv3.ie
- repeat run completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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