This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - June 27, 2009
- This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
June 27, 2009 - Volume 1, Number 26
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts, and other matters.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Australian network Nickelodeon is beginning a complete run of Sarah Jane Adventures - weeknights at 7:30PM. First - all of Series 1 (previously shown on Nickelodeon). Then from 14 July - the Australian premiere of Series 2. A month of Sarah Jane in Australia.
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 11a. "The Temptation Of Sarah Jane Smith" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 5:30PM BST 11b. "The Temptation Of Sarah Jane Smith" pt 2 of 2
Saturday 4 July 8AM, 5 July 5PM BST 12a. "Enemy Of The Bane" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 4 July 8:30AM, 5 July 5:30PM BST 12b. "Enemy Of The Bane" pt 2 of 2
11 July 8AM, 12 July 5PM BST (episode unknown)
11 July 8:30AM, 12 July 5:30PM BST (episode unknown)
ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/v3/world/world.html
Saturday 4 July 8AM 5b. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 2 of 2
Nickelodeon Australia http://www.nickelodeon.com.au http://www.foxtel.tv
All times Australian Eastern.
Monday 7:30PM and 2:20AM, 5 July 7:30PM 1. "Invasion Of The Bane" (61 minutes)
Tuesday 7:30PM and 2:20AM 2a. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 1 of 2
Wednesday 7:30PM and 3AM 2b. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 2 of 2
Thursday 7:30PM and 3AM 3a. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 1 of 2
Friday 7:30PM 3b. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 2 of 2
6 July 7:30PM and 3AM 4a. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 1 of 2
7 July 7:30PM and 3AM 4b. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 2 of 2
8 July 7:30PM and 3AM 5a. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 1 of 2
9 July 7:30PM and 3AM 5b. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 2 of 2
10 July 7:30PM 6a. "The Lost Boy" pt 1 of 2
13 July 7:30PM 6b. "The Lost Boy" pt 2 of 2
Series 2 premieres with a weeknight run - projected schedule based on 5 nights per week
14 July 7:30PM 7a. "The Last Sontaran" pt 1 of 2
15 July 7:30PM 7b. "The Last Sontaran" pt 2 of 2
16 July 7:30PM 8a. "Day Of The Clown" pt 1 of 2
17 July 7:30PM 8b. "Day Of The Clown" pt 2 of 2
20 July 7:30PM 9a. "Secrets Of The Stars" pt 1 of 2
21 July 7:30PM 9b. "Secrets Of The Stars" pt 2 of 2
22 July 7:30PM 10a. "The Mark Of The Berserker" pt 1 of 2
23 July 7:30PM 10b. "The Mark Of The Berserker" pt 2 of 2
24 July 7:30PM 11a. "The Temptation Of Sarah Jane Smith" pt 1 of 2
27 July 7:30PM 11b. "The Temptation Of Sarah Jane Smith" pt 2 of 2
28 July 7:30PM 12a. "Enemy Of The Bane" pt 1 of 2
29 July 7:30PM 12b. "Enemy Of The Bane" 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 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 154 - Interview with Charlie Ross of Big Finish fame. Also, feedback. And, Ken Deep tries to do a review of an audio adaptation of Power Of The Daleks on Audible, but time is short.
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.
#146 - "Better Aim Than Graham" - News about the upcoming Torchwood episodes gives the team a sense of hope about that Doctor Who spinoff not heard since 2006. They actually discuss Torchwood for a while. Appropriately, this happens on the episode where they review "The Empty Child", the 2005 Doctor Who episode that introduced John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, who goes on to be the lead on Torchwood. And to reiterate their warning to SPACE, the print of The Empty Child shown on CBC, SciFi, BBC America, and PBS stations is full length - however, a vital scene is missing its dialogue. The scene is there, but without the dialogue nothing actually happens, and the dialogue is needed for the ending to make sense in The Doctor Dances. SPACE is in an excellent place to insist that the print get replaced by a correct one like the one on the DVDs.
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.
#125 - Christopher Eccleston, part 1 of 2. September 2003 - Doctor Who's return is announced. March 2004 - Christopher Eccleston is announced as the new Doctor, breaking all expectations. March 2005 - Eccleston's episodes premiere, and the world is electrified. The Whocast team look at Eccleston's impact on Doctor Who. This week - hello. Next week - goodbye? If you're a fan of Eccleston, then good news - so are they.
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.
#93 - Well Done Neil. Neil Perryman climbed his mountain. Tin Dog discusses more Big Finish audios, particularly Series 3 of the McGann/Smith stories. descriptions gives away his reaction.
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 - 94. Superheroes Run Amok!
Upcoming episodes (titles and topics subject to change):
Sunday 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - 96. The Man Behind The Curtain (I'm not that man - I'll be driving and missing this show)
5 July 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - 97. TV Series Finales
and on Sunday 26 July - the real 100th episode. How does a show like this celebrate its 100th episode? We'll find out. Coming soon - Cultdom!
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.
#32 - Everything's So Political. Chip discusses politics and Doctor Who. Personally, I'd imagine the Doctor would be more interested in UK politics than US politics - he spends so much more time in the UK than over here.
#33 - Some kind of regular episode. An episode due to go out yesterday did not get made, in case it gets mentioned in this one.
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. They like Daleks and Pertwee's head, don't they? (Disclaimer - they are about to publish a second Mr. Dalek story that I wrote for them.)
Episode 48 - "Our Segments Overrunneth" - Without Jean - Andy, Adam, Keith, and Fake Keith find that the show runs rather long, and the typically very long feedback section near the end of the show got shortened to less than a minute of headlines. They watched "The Invasion", the famous Patrick Troughton story that now has 2 animated episodes that ought to be shown on TV - come on, broadcasters! Speaking of animated, David Tennant's got another one coming. Ads for other shows, Primeval's autopsy, the Dalek invasion of a flower shop, actors guest starring on shows, and other stuff.
Expected to record soon - Episode 49. "The Staggering Stories Code" - somebody has gone back in time and inserted 3 extra Staggering Stories cast members in the pilot episode from 2007, back before they joined the show. Can the Vatican Council of Staggering Stories keep this knowledge secret - probably not, you're already reading this entry. Unless they're after you too ...
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. But what kind of tea? Earl Grey? Mandarin Orange? Herbal? Raspberry? Possible some nice ice tea? The tabloids circle for the answer - well, we wish they did, as it would make more interesting tabloids.
Current episode - 3. Jo! and the Tony look at Big Finish's audio "The Beast Of Orlok". Also, the Peter Davison story "Earthshock". The cult of THE COLIN BAKER got irritated with Jo!, leading Tony to drastic measures. They even put up a link to their Facebook page - but Facebook doesn't like to let non-members see the pages, so meh there.
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 - 17 (audio episode). Doctor Who Mastermind, Series 1, Episode 1. Extended episode (nearly 12 minutes long). Luke starts a competition based on the popular UK quiz show Mastermind. First up - Tony Gallichan. Coming in late July (Luke's on vacation till then) - more of these installments. Try to guess which people were crazy enough to volunteer.
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 26/27. Episode 37. Summer movie overview, this week's major celebrity passings, plus the DVDs of Battlefield (classic Who) and The Satan Pit (new Who) are discussed. The chat must have gotten active - the show runs 3 hours, 1 minute, and 38 seconds. I wonder which DVD caused more debate - my money's on Battlefield.
The Tennantcast http://tennantcast.com
Kelsey, Kari, and friends get together to dish on the latest David Tennant news.
6 - All Tennant Fans Are Friends. The Tennantcast team send a thank you to all the places they can find where David Tennant gets discussed. For podcast purposes, they used This Week In Doctor Who to help identify most of the shows. Thanks. Meanwhile, their secret alliance with Radio Free Skaro becomes less and less secret.
Keeping an eye out - still no sign of the next episode. Hmm.
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 arrived. Planet has aired in Australia, so you never know when the Gallifreyan Time Love Brigade will strike.
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 - 15 - The Celestial Toymaker and The Gunfighters. Our hosts reach the two stories where Dodo was actually given plotlines. Good for Dodo. Was it good for the stories?
****Alas, poor Whovian Quest
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?
The Whovian Quest website is offline, and no new episodes have arrived in months. I have enjoyed the show, and really wanted to hear it get through the series. Does anybody know if Jonathan is continuing? I'm serious, guys.
Hoo On Who http://hooonwho.com
Fan reviews of recent Doctor Who DVDs by David Hooie, frequently with a guest co-host.
Current episode - #10. Pyramids Of Mars, reviewed with guest host James Naughton of Doctor Who: Podshock. Now all 3 official Podshock hosts have appeared.
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 - June 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/Fantragic http://www.mmmcommentaries.com
Roving Australian podcasting gang. 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 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
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. Note - I did call in to the Friday 26 June show. Doctor Who and other topics did get mentioned (sometimes but not always due to me).
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 58.1,17.1,30.1,4.1,36.1,33.1 http://www.unctv.org
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 24.1 San Bernadino, CA http://www.kvcr.org
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.
4) 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
West Virginia Public TV has the right to air Series 2 another 2 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.
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 - 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 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) SWEDEN - TV4 Science Fiction http://www.tv4.se http://www.tvplaneten.se
Digital SciFi station. Classic Who completed for now.
30) IRELAND - TV3 http://www.tv3.ie - Has previously aired Series 1, 2, and The Runaway Bride.
31) MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA/SOUTH AMERICA - People + Arts http://www.tudiscovery.com Series 3 Repeat Run completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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