This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - June 6, 2009
- This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
June 6, 2009 - Volume 1, Number 23
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts, and other matters.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Still waiting for an airdate for K9. Guess it's going to be a while.
Sarah Jane Stations:
CBBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc http://www.bbc.co.uk/sja
Sarah Jane Adventures repeats.
Sunday 5PM BST 8a. "Day Of The Clown" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 5:30PM BST 8b. "Day Of The Clown" pt 2 of 2
Monday 5:15PM BST 11b. "The Temptation Of Sarah Jane Smith" pt 2 of 2
Saturday 13 June 8AM, 14 June 5PM BST 9a. "Secrets Of The Stars" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 13 June 8:30AM, 14 June 5:30PM BST 9b. "Secrets Of The Stars" pt 2 of 2
15 June 5:15PM BST 12a. "Enemy Of The Bane" pt 1 of 2
20 June 8AM, 21 June 5PM BST 10a. "The Mark Of The Beserker" pt 1 of 2
20 June 8:30AM, 21 June 5PM BST 10b. "The Mark Of The Beserker" pt 2 of 2
22 June 5:15PM BST 12b. "Enemy Of The Bane" pt 2 of 2
ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/v3/world/world.html
Saturday 13 June 8AM 4a. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 1 of 2
SciFi http://www.scifi.com http://www.scifi.com/doctorwho
DirecTV 244 DirecTVHD 244
Dish 122 DishHD 122
22 June 9:30AM EDT 1. "Invasion Of The Bane" 90 minute slot
22 June 11AM EDT 2a. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 1 of 2
22 June 11:30AM EDT 2b. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 2 of 2
22 June Noon EDT 3a. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 1 of 2
22 June 12:30PM EDT 3b. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 2 of 2
22 June 1PM EDT 4a. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 1 of 2
22 June 1:30PM EDT 4b. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 2 of 2
22 June 2PM EDT 5a. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 1 of 2
22 June 2:30PM EDT 5b. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane" pt 2 of 2
22 June 3PM EDT 6a. "The Lost Boy" pt 1 of 2
22 June 3:30PM EDT 6b. "The Lost Boy" pt 2 of 2
Nickelodeon Australia http://www.nickelodeon.com.au http://www.foxtel.tv
14 July 7:30PM AEST 7a. "The Last Sontaran" 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:
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 151. The full team are back. Lots of feedback from e-mail, phone, and Skype. The latest breaking news (including the companion announcement - clearly done 24 hours after the rest of the show). Did I mention lots of feedback? Tune in for a very animated Ken Deep.
-Coming soon - Podshock Episode 152. Recorded after the BBC America, SPACE, and Outpost Gallifrey News, so I think I can guess some of the main topics. Probably before the dates for the Torchwood radio plays came out. Depending on when they recorded, my column's addition to the revamped Podshock site might or might not have been news.
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.
#143 - "Never Trust A Man With A Soul Patch". The team get to Dalek, an episode they all like, with an author they've even spoken to before. By the way, the solution to the "2012 and nobody knows what a ----- is" conundrum is to treat it like UNIT dating. The stories are right, but the dates are either off by mistake or have been changed by the government to keep secrets from the people. Tell Rob that - I'm sure he'll be glad to know his episode is canonical again. Guess the guys missed the news on Dalek's premiere day that BBC One, Two, and Four were streaming live over the internet worldwide the day Dalek premiered (30 April 2005), unencrypted. It's a memory that would have stuck. Between news and the commentary, the episode passed 90 minutes.
#144 - "The Long Faces" - Has anyone ever noticed that Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper, the woman who played Cathica, and the guy who played Adam - all their faces look abnormally long in The Long Game? Like the print stretched. But Simon Pegg (The Editor) looks perfectly normal, even standing around the stretched gang. It's weird.
And on Sunday July 26:
Commentary on "Planet Of The Dead", scheduled by coincidence just a few hours after SPACE's premiere of the episode in Canada and just a few hours before BBC America's premiere of the episode in the USA.
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.
#122 - Chip of the Two Minute Time Lord joins Trevor and Marty for the latest (as of Sunday) news about Doctor Who coming to BBC America. Had everybody's call to get Doctor Who on the air at last made a difference? This episode was recorded before BBC America announced the start date for BBC America HD and the sci-fi week with Torchwood Series 3 and Planet Of The Dead. Before BBC America gave The Next Doctor an extended time slot that might mean the full episode airs. Before SPACE in Canada issued its press release clarifying that it bought all of Doctor Who from 2005 onwards and when the episodes would come to the station. It is a very good episode, and it does give the feeling you get when you find a flag or a map for the United States with 49 states on it. A time capsule episode.
Prediction - Episode #123 might mention some redecorating at Doctor Who Online.
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.
-91 - The Wheels On The Bus. Tin Dog reviews Planet Of The Dead. Michael reads the Whostrology of Chris from Radio Free Skaro. Michael seems to be trying out some new technology - lots of clips inserted. Almost Podshock levels of editing stuff in, if Podshock was 19 minutes long.
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 - Wizard's List of the Top 25 Science Fiction Shows Ever. Part 2 - Shows 10 to 5. Between news and talkativeness, the episode ran long and they did not quite reach the end.
Sunday 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - Wizard's List of the Top 25 Science Fiction Shows Ever. Part 3 - Shows 4 to 1. The new developments with BBC America, Outpost Gallifrey, SPACE, and the Gallifreyan Embassy might take some time from this 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.
#25 - Meet The Team Behind the "Ten Doctors" Webcomic (does what it says on the tin) (should really be called Three Minute Time Lord on this episode)
#26 - Special 23 minute version of Two Minute Time Lord, with the uncut version of the interview with the husband and wife team behind the "Ten Doctors" webcomic, the 247 page extravaganza. Now finished, but Doctor Who may continue.
#27 - Outpost Gallifrey's Final Departure. Chip's podcast is first on the scene bidding a fond farewell to Outpost Gallifrey, soon to focus exclusively on the Gallifrey convention in LA.
Whocast Episode #122. Chip puts his recent apperance on the Whocast on his feed. Warning - this is the regular Whocast length (52 minutes this time), far longer than the normal Two Minute Time Lord.
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. Mainly Doctor Who. And the website's main focus is on stories collected through the years. They like Daleks and Pertwee's head, don't they? (Disclaimer - I wrote a Mr. Dalek story for them, and they published it. I'm infiltrating all these podcasts and sites. Bwa-ha-ha.)
Episode 46 - "The Throwback" - Andy, Adam, Keith, Fake Keith, and guest host Jean obsess on the new Trek film, Doctor Who DVD release Image Of The Fendahl, surprising cancellations and renewals of US sci-fi shows, and a lot of feedback. Has the Head of Pertwee started to attack peoples' homes?
Coming soon - Episode 47.
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 - 14a, 14b, and 14c - "Feedback" A multi-part video episode where Luke responds to various types of communication he has received.
Doctor Who Review Today http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/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 - June 5/6. Episode 35. The Aztecs' DVD release is discussed. Also - Father's Day (from new Series 1). 2 hours, 20 minutes long.
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. Maybe Sunday's airing of Planet on ABC1 Australia will spur things.
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 - 14 - The Massacre and The Arc. A gripping, high quality historical is gatecrashed by Dodo. Earth's destruction is witnessed in Doctor Who for the first time. Steven makes ethical choices and the production team tries to modernize the show with a hip kid. These issues and more to be discussed in this episode.
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.
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 - May magazine episode. Nicholas Briggs updates us with the newest information from Big Finish about their present and future.
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 http://www.mmmcommentaries.com
Roving Australian podcasting gang. Commentaries on Doctor Who episodes, Star Wars films, some Stargate stuff, and others.
Current episode - commentary on the 2008 movie of Iron Man.
Current Doctor Who 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.
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 - Doctor Who hopped networks, and virtually all the US dramas are in repeats (apart from the ones killed/in burnoff mode). Suspect Doctor Who and other BBC America stuff may get more attention than normal this week, especially with BBC America going HD.
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.
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 DirecTVHD 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.
Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com 16:9 digital; 4:3 pan and scan analog.
The Waters Of Mars - airdate unknown.
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) SPAIN - SciFi Spain http://www.scifi.es http://www.plus.es - Series 1 and 2 repeat run completed.
25) GERMANY - SciFi Germany http://www.scifi.de Series 1 and 2 repeats. Dubbed in German.
26) CANADA - BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca - Next airdate for Classic Who unknown. Next airdate for Sarah Jane Adventures unknown.
27) 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
28) CROATIA - HRT2 http://www.hrt.hr - Series 3 completed.
29) AUSTRALIA - ABC1 http://www.abc.net.au/tv http://www.sfsa.org.au 16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
The Waters Of Mars - airdate unknown.
30) SWEDEN - TV4 Science Fiction http://www.tv4.se http://www.tvplaneten.se
Digital SciFi station. Classic Who completed for now.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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