This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
July 3/4, 2009 - Volume 1, Number 27
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.
Saturday 8AM, Sunday 5PM BST 12a. "Enemy Of The Bane" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 8:30AM, Sunday 5:30PM BST 12b. "Enemy Of The Bane" pt 2 of 2 (end of current run)
ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/v3/world/world.html
Saturday 11 July 8AM 6a. "The Lost Boy" pt 1 of 2
Nickelodeon Australia http://www.nickelodeon.com.au http://www.foxtel.tv
All times Australian Eastern.
Sunday 7:30PM 1. "Invasion Of The Bane" (61 minutes)
Monday 7:30PM and 3AM 4a. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 1 of 2
Tuesday 7:30PM and 3AM 4b. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 2 of 2
Wednesday 7:30PM and 3AM 5a. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 1 of 2
Thursday 7:30PM and 3AM 5b. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 2 of 2
Friday 7:30PM 6a. "The Lost Boy" pt 1 of 2
12 July 7:30PM 2a. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 1 of 2
13 July 7:30PM and 3AM 6b. "The Lost Boy" pt 2 of 2
Series 2 premieres with a weeknight run
14 July 7:30PM and 3AM 7a. "The Last Sontaran" pt 1 of 2
15 July 7:30PM and 3AM 7b. "The Last Sontaran" pt 2 of 2
16 July 7:30PM and 3AM 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:
Expect a bit less humor in the descriptions this time around. Trying to get the column out fast. Maybe if there is more time you can laugh out loud on the 11th.
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.
-Sonic Newsdriver July 3, 2009. 15 minutes of headlines from the worlds of Doctor Who.
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.
#147 - "Dancing Doctors And Empty Children" - A surprisingly retro episode of Radio Free Skaro when original hosts Warren and Steven wind up having to do this one by themselves. Positive news about Torchwood still has them stunned. And during the episode commentary, they notice some details about the episode. Work of genius, or clever story with some plotholes. They're always going to go for the plotholes, aren't they? They're never going to do the genius angle.
#148 - "Meditations On The 11th Song Of The Album" - Of the 4 full Doctor Who series and 2 full Torchwood series, 6 episodes stand out as ones where some of the regular characters have to take a few minutes and look at themselves, sometimes with disturbing results. All 6 of these episodes were number 11 of 13 in the regular run. Why is this? Well, the first such episode 11 is Boom Town, and this is the episode that Radio Free Skaro will play in the background while they run off in various directions.
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.
#126 - Christopher Eccleston, part 2 of 3. 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 time - episode by episode. Rose through The Long Game are evaluated and lovingly explored. The Whocast found this running long, so they announced that a special 3rd episode would be out in a few days completing the Eccleston review.
#127 - Christopher Eccleston, part 3 of 3
#128 - An as yet unannounced topic, but as Torchwood will be airing in both the UK and Australia, it would seem the obvious topic to either cover or bravely run away from in Sir Robin fashion.
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.
#94 - Bang! and the Doctor is gone. The UK DVD release of The War Games, the epic 10 episode story that finished Patrick Troughton's era as the 2nd Doctor, gets a Tin Dog review. Michael tries to illuminate the mysteries of the end of the black and white era.
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. Show founder West has alerted Dave AC and Colin that he will return full time to hosting duties with episode 101. Chats open 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.
Current episode - 96. The Man Behind The Curtain
Upcoming episodes (titles and topics subject to change):
Sunday 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - 97. TV Series Finales
and on Sunday 26 July - the real 100th episode. Dave AC and Colin retire as the regular guest hosts. Meanwhile, the show remembers its past and plans for the future.
Live Talkshoe Broadcasts http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/54821
call in number (724) 444-7444 call id 54821
Dave AC and Colin have guest hosted CIA so much that they developed a taste for doing it themselves. So they are launching their own show starting Sunday 2 August. Now the two shows will be side by side, one after the other for twice the chatting on twice the topics. Chats open 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.
2 August 3:30PM EDT/12:30PM PDT/8:30PM BST - 1. No title/topic yet. Based on the announced day and time, this is where the new show should be.
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.
#33 - Since Rose, Outpost Gallifrey/The Doctor Who Forum has had polls allowing its membership to rate all the episodes. Chip has collected this data to preserve it with the end of the old forum. He's noticed some intriguing details. So intriguing that the episode lasts nearly 4 minutes! Plus, has anybody ever compared Journey's End to Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen?
#34 - Review - Torchwood Radio Play - Asylum. The first of 3 new Torchwood radio plays gets Chip's review style.
#35 - Review - Torchwood Radio Play - Golden Age. The second of 3 new Torchwood radio plays gets Chip's review style.
#36 - Review - Torchwood Radio Play - The Dead Line. The third of 3 new Torchwood radio plays - same as the first two.
With 5 new Torchwood TV episodes in the next week, I suspect more episodes of Two Minute Time Lord are on the way..
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.
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.
Coming this weekend - Episode 49. "The Staggering Stories Code" - or whatever they're calling the episode. Fake Keith had to miss it, so the remaining 4 have to carry on.
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.
Current episode - 4. Jo! and the Tony forgot from experience - Marco Polo - very long. Aliens Of London - longest episode of new Who to that point. The 4th episode of just about every podcast around - they were the longest to date. Somehow, episode 4 means it goes long. So, tune in for a Long (by their standards) episode of The Flashing Blade podcast. Big Finish play reviewed - "Wirrn Dawn". Doctor Who TV story - "The Unquiet Dead". Doctor Who person who they quite like but decide to play with anyway - Nick Briggs, the man who is everywhere.
Coming soon - 5. Already recorded by now, this episode promises to look at the Big Finish "Scapegoat" and some obscure Doctor Who story called "Genesis Of The Daleks".
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
call in number (724) 444-7444 talkshoe id 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. I've heard the show now - Battlefield got the most attention.
Next episode due to record on July 3/4.
The Tennantcast http://tennantcast.com
Kelsey, Kari, and friends get together to dish on the latest David Tennant news.
7 - Gender boundaries are crossed as a man (George) guest co-hosts. The hosts begin looking at David Tennant's acting roles, one at a time. First up - Barty Crouch, Jr. Must remember to message them with a David Tennant acting role that has been largely forgotten about, the first thing I saw him in, years before the Doctor Who revival. Oh, I could tell everybody now, but it's more fun to leave this hanging open for a week or so ...
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.
Big Finish Special - Indefinable Magic. Co-host Caleb Woodbridge has a story published in the last regular Big Finish Short Trips collection. The podcast looks at his story in particular and short stories in general.
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 - 16 - The Savages and The War Machines. Exit Steven Taylor, with fanfare. Exit Dodo Chaplet, without fanfare. A largely forgotten story and the first story that hints at the UNIT sagas to come. Fresh meat for our hosts to sink their teeth into.
****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, including Trevor from the DWO Whocast. 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 - The Fires Of Pompeii. Series 4 of Doctor Who began with the Titanic, moved on to the adventure of the cuddly fat, and then it did a semi-historical. MMM looks at the semi-historical.
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.
Current episode - Harper's Island, Virtuality, other new shows, and the US premiere of The Next Doctor were discussed. And sometimes you just figure you're too close to some issues, so I'll leave it at that.
Next episode - Late Sunday 12 July Midnight EDT/9PM PDT/Monday 5AM BST (they're taking this weekend off)
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 58.1,17.1,30.1,4.1,36.1,33.1 http://www.unctv.org
Some regions are now being carried in HD on DirecTV. Will update this - probably when the main channel schedules Doctor Who again.
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 - 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.
32) RUSSIA - SCI FI Russia http://www.scifichannel.ru
All times Moscow Next airdate unknown.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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