This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - July 25/August 1, 2009
- This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
July 25/August 1, 2009 - Volume 1, Number 29
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts, and other matters.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
This edition covers the period from July 25, 2009 to August 7, 2009. We hope to return to a regular schedule on Saturday, August 8.
Syfy Channel http://www.syfy.com confirmed on their twitter feed a few days ago that they will not purchase Series 2 or 3 of The Sarah Jane Adventures, as the ratings were low for Series 1. So if you are a US broadcaster who was annoyed that you could not air the Sarah Jane Adventures, talk to BBC Worldwide Americas now. No other network in the US has announced having rights to the episodes yet.
Sarah Jane Stations:
Nickelodeon Australia http://www.nickelodeon.com.au http://www.foxtel.tv
All times Australian Eastern.
Sunday 7:30PM 3a. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 1 of 2
Monday 7:30PM and 3AM 11b. "The Temptation Of Sarah Jane Smith" pt 2 of 2
Tuesday 7:30PM and 3AM 12a. "Enemy Of The Bane" pt 1 of 2
Wednesday 7:30PM and 3AM 12b. "Enemy Of The Bane" pt 2 of 2 (final new episode in batch)
Thursday 7:30PM and 3AM 4a. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 1 of 2 (probably a filler to finish the week)
Friday 7:30PM 4b. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 2 of 2
Sunday 2 August 7:30PM 1. "Invasion Of The Bane" (60 minutes)
CBBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc http://www.bbc.co.uk/sja
Sarah Jane Adventures repeats.
Saturday 1 August 11AM BST 7a. "The Last Sontaran" pt 1 of 2
3 August 11AM BST 7b. "The Last Sontaran" pt 2 of 2
4 August 11AM BST 8a. "The Day Of The Clown" pt 1 of 2
5 August 11AM BST 8b. "The Day Of The Clown" pt 2 of 2
6 August 11AM BST 9a. "Secrets Of The Stars" pt 1 of 2
7 August 11AM BST 9b. "Secrets Of The Stars" pt 2 of 2
8 August 11AM BST 10a. "The Mark Of The Berserker" pt 1 of 2
10 August 11AM BST 10b. "The Mark Of The Beserker" pt 2 of 2
11 August 11AM BST 11a. "The Temptation Of Sarah Jane Smith" pt 1 of 2
12 August 11AM BST 11b. "The Temptation Of Sarah Jane Smith" pt 2 of 2
13 August 11AM BST 12a. "Enemy Of The Bane" pt 1 of 2
14 August 11AM BST 12b. "Enemy Of The Bane" pt 2 of 2
BFBS 3 Kids:
Monday 8:30AM, Tuesday 6:30AM CET 2a. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 1 of 2
Tuesday 8:30AM, Wednesday 6:30AM CET 2b. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 2 of 2
Wednesday 8:35AM, Thursday 6:30AM CET 3a. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 1 of 2
Thursday 8:30AM, Friday CET 3b. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 2 of 2
Listings only go that far, but we can predict from that pattern:
Monday 3 August 8:30AM, Tuesday 4 August 6:30AM CET 4a. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 1 of 2
Tuesday 4 August 8:30AM, Wednesday 5 August 6:30AM CET 4b. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 2 of 2
Wednesday 5 August 8:30AM, Thursday 6 August 6:30AM CET 5a. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 1 of 2
Thursday 6 August 8:30AM, Friday 7 August 6:30AM CET 5b. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 2 of 2
ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/v3/world/world.html
Series 1 repeats completed. Start date for Series 2 unknown.
K9 - Coming later 2009 (or early 2010, by some reports). 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:
I know there are a few podcasts to check out and possibly add to the list. Hopefully I can examine them before the next issue on August 8.
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 156 - Tara Wheeler guests and discusses her upcoming convention events. Comic-Con is previewed a bit. Matt Smith's costume and TARDIS have appeared and been photoed - the 2010 series is filming.
-Hitch-hiker's Guide #5 - A Torchwood focused episode, covering the Radio Plays and the new Children Of Earth series.
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.
#149 - "Children Of Worth" - The regular Radio Free Skaro hosts are horrified - they liked the new Torchwood episodes! What to do? Katrina (an actual Torchwood fan) is on hand for grief counseling at the loss of a classic punching bag and trope. If you have not seen the Torchwood: Children Of Earth episodes yet - this episode will work better after you have seen them. And a commentary on Bad Wolf, too.
#Cutaway - The Ballad Of Jack And Ianto - A Wednesday Cutaway special. After controversy regarding charges of homophobia and heteronormalcy in Torchwood: Children Of Earth, guest host Katrina runs a surprisingly serious panel with Erik and Nat examining Torchwood and scouring it down.
#150 - "Sasquatchicentennial" - A party episode as Radio Free Skaro turns 150, The Parting Of The Ways gets commentated on, and the hosts get taken away by Keyboard Cat.
Episode 151, with 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. Shock - at least one of the hosts watched the episode on SPACE! Meanwhile, assuming they give themselves enough time on Sunday, they will be able to mention what announcements (if any) came out of Comic-Con and how people were expecting lots of stuff that was just rumors.
And on Sunday 2 August - Episode 152. With no commentaries planned, the Radio Free Skaro team must fend for themselves. Cue music from The Shining.
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.
Torchcast 2009 #1 and Torchcast 2009 #2 - Marty, Trevor, and the team look at the Torchwood episodes under the long disused Torchcast label. What do they think of the new 5 TV episodes? How about the 4 radio plays since Series 2 ended last year? Well, you could always just listen in and find out.
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.
#95a, b, c, d, e - Michael was doing mini-episodes on a daily basis reviewing the Torchwood: Children Of Earth episodes. Segments A to D (Days One through Four) were online as I wrote the column. Based on comments in A, these will probably be reissued as a full length single episode later.
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, Ian, 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 West that he will return full time to hosting duties with episode 101. Chats open 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.
Current episode - 99. A look back at CIA's 2 plus years to date, with clips and memories.
Upcoming episodes (titles and topics subject to change):
Sunday 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - 100. Series Finales
The real 100th episode. Dave AC and Ian retire as the regular guest hosts. Final episodes of TV shows are discussed. And could we have celebrity guest appearances?
Sunday 2 August ??? - Don't know if a show is airing that weekend
The Cultdom Collective http://www.cultdom.com
Live Talkshoe Broadcasts http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/54821
call in number (724) 444-7444 call id 54821
Dave AC and Ian 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.
Episode 0 - Dave AC and Ian give a short summary of their plots and plans for the new podcast.
2 August 3:30PM EDT/12:30PM PDT/8:30PM BST - 1. No title/topic as I write this, though it could be mentioned in the CIA episode of 26 July.
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.
#48 - Interview with Tony Lee of IDW comics on his new Doctor Who comic Series with the 10th Doctor set during the specials (short version).
#49 - Interview with Tony Lee of IDW comics on his new Doctor Who comic Series with the 10th Doctor set during the specials (full 17 minute version)
#Invitation to Liveblog with Torchwood: Children Of Earth BBC America airings (the peril of having to cancel TWIDW one week - this one's rather out of date now)
#50 - The Doctor's New Clothes - what does Matt Smith's new costume say about the 11th Doctor?
#51 - Doctor Who's Third "Series One" - for This Week In Doctor Who, the BBC's decision to label the episodes in 2010 as Series 1 creates lots of trouble and nuisance, because I'm trying to list which episodes are airing where. For everybody else, it is just a stylistic issue - a stylistic issue that many people are unhappy with. Chip is thinking positively - he figures there is a plot reason for the renumbering ...
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 50 - "The Insanity Of Cake". A festive episode with party hats, special guest appeances, and a sequence that might scare sensitive people from ever eating cake again. So really - if you want to diet and lose weight - listen to this episode for the scary bit. For everybody else, lots of comedy.
Coming around 2 or 3 August - Episode 51 - A Staggering Torchwood.
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 episodes - 6. This episode promises to look at the Big Finish "The Cannibalists" and some obscure Doctor Who story called "Black Orchid".
7. - A Look at Torchwood.
Coming soon - 8. With 9 to follow. And after that we're talking double digits, yeah!
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 - July something. Episode 39. State Of Decay, Warriors' Gate, and The Doctor Dances come under the eye of the review.
The Tennantcast http://tennantcast.com
Kelsey, Kari, and friends get together to dish on the latest David Tennant news.
9 - Tennant Tennis
10 - Tennant, Ten, Vote Poll Celebration - the epic 10th episode, in which David Tennant's role is surprisingly small.
Coming Soon - 11 and 12. Chris Burgess of Radio Free Skaro has mentioned that he is helping with episode 11, but apparently not appearing on the show with his voice. Interesting, or maybe just too sleepy when reading to get the connection.
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 - 9. Convention coverage from March 2009, when Samantha met Peter Davison and Mark Strickson.
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.
Full length commentaries on Torchwood: Children Of Earth episode 1 and Torchwood: Children Of Earth episode 5.
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 - 17 - The Smugglers and The Tenth Planet. Mike sees the first Doctor regenerate for the first time.
Coming this weekend:
Episode 18 - Power Of The Daleks.
****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 - July 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 Doctor Who episode - Journey's End. If the description in the iTunes tag is anything to go by, this running commentary on the Doctor Who Series 4 finale will not have a happy ending..
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.
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.
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) 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.
23) SPAIN - SciFi Spain http://www.scifi.es http://www.plus.es - Series 1 and 2 repeat run completed.
24) GERMANY - SciFi Germany http://www.scifi.de Series 1 and 2 repeats. Dubbed in German.
25) CANADA - BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca - Next airdate for Classic Who unknown. Next airdate for Sarah Jane Adventures unknown.
Ztele http://www.ztele.com/index.jsp - Doctor Who episodes dubbed in French. Series 4 completed.
26) 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
27) CROATIA - HRT2 http://www.hrt.hr - Series 3 completed.
28) SWEDEN - TV4 Science Fiction http://www.tv4.se http://www.tvplaneten.se
Digital SciFi station. Classic Who completed for now.
29) IRELAND - TV3 http://www.tv3.ie - Has previously aired Series 1, 2, and The Runaway Bride.
30) MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA/SOUTH AMERICA - People + Arts http://www.tudiscovery.com Series 3 Repeat Run completed.
31) RUSSIA - SCI FI Russia http://www.scifichannel.ru All times Moscow Next airdate unknown.
32) SWEDEN - TV4 Science Fiction http://tvplaneten.se - no episodes scheduled.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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