This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - August 22, 2009
- This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
August 22, 2009 - Volume 1, Number 32
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts for all the Doctor Who universe shows, and other matters.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Sarah Jane's current status:
UK - Series 3 will be on BBC One and CBBC this fall. No start date yet, but starting in late September like Series 1 and 2 would be the easiest way to do it.
USA - Since Syfy has not purchased Series 2 or 3 of Sarah Jane, we have no idea when or if the episodes will reach our TV screens. No network has mentioned that they are buying the show yet. Yes, BBC America has been sent e-mails and twitters asking if they'll step forward.
CANADA - BBC Kids has not mentioned any plans to pick up Sarah Jane Series 2. Instead they've been getting themselves dropped from some cable systems. No other network has mentioned if they want Sarah Jane in Canada.
Sarah Jane Stations:
CBBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc http://www.bbc.co.uk/sja
31 August 9AM and 2:50PM BST 1. "Invasion Of The Bane" (60 minutes)
31 August 10AM BST 2a. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 1 of 2
31 August 10:30AM BST 2b. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 2 of 2
31 August 11AM BST 3a. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 1 of 2
31 August 11:30AM BST 3b. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 2 of 2
31 August Noon BST 4a. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 1 of 2
31 August 12:30PM BST 4b. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 2 of 2
31 August 1PM BST 5a. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 1 of 2
31 August 1:30PM BST 5b. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 2 of 2
31 August 2PM BST 6a. "The Lost Boy" pt 1 of 2
31 August 2:30PM BST 6b. "The Lost Boy" pt 2 of 2
3 September 5:15PM BST 7a. "The Last Sontaran" pt 1 of 2
4 September 5:15PM BST 7b. "The Last Sontaran" pt 2 of 2
10 September 5:15PM BST 8a. "Day Of The Clown" pt 1 of 2
11 September 5:15PM BST 8b. "Day Of The Clown" pt 2 of 2
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
30 August 7:30PM 3b. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 2 of 2
BFBS 3 Kids:
Saturday 6AM CET 8a. "Day Of The Clown" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 6:30AM CET 8b. "Day Of The Clown" pt 2 of 2
Sunday 6AM CET 9a. "Secrets Of The Stars" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 6:30AM CET 9b. "Secrets Of The Stars" pt 2 of 2
Monday 8:35AM, Tuesday 6:30AM, 29 August 6AM CET 10a. "The Mark Of The Berserker" pt 1 of 2
Tuesday 8:30AM, Wednesday 6:30AM, 29 August 6:30AM CET 10b. "The Mark Of The Berserker" pt 2 of 2
Wednesday 8:35AM, Thursday 6:30AM, 30 August 6AM CET 11a. "The Temptation Of Sarah Jane Smith" pt 1 of 2
Thursday 8:30AM, Friday 6:30AM, 30 August 6:30AM CET 11b. "The Temptation Of Sarah Jane Smith" pt 2 of 2
31 August 8:05AM CET 12a. "Enemy Of The Bane" pt 1 of 2
31 August 8:35AM CET 12b. "Enemy Of The Bane" pt 2 of 2
K9 - Coming later 2009 (or early 2010, by some reports). Network Ten in Australia and DisneyXD in the UK will air it. Other broadcasters unknown. 26 episodes in this first batch. Starring John Leeson as the voice of K9. A launch trailer for DisneyXD in the UK included K9 clips. If a bunch of Disney XD branded channels start airing K9, this section will get very busy very quickly.
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 159 - News and lots of feedback in this extended episode. Messages of all shapes and styles.
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. Or will she - Katrina and her friend Nat have launched a spinoff podcast called "Bridging The Rift".
#154 - "Condo Says LOL XD" - BBC America gets in the news again. The hosts try to figure out the meaning of Disney XD (it's a channel brand that Disney is rolling out around the world, usually replacing Toon Disney or Jetix). Part two of a look at the Doctor Who career of Robert Holmes. And many other diversions.
Episode 155 - "The Key To Podcast Commentaries" - Part 3 of the Robert Holmes' review is expected. BBC Kids has Peter Davison era Doctor Who popping up in their future. Rumors were circulating that the RFS team were going to revive their Classic Who commentaries, this time doing two 25 minute episodes per week instead of full stories. Which means that they could just about fit in the 26 episodes of the Key To Time season in 13 week, and I don't recall anybody doing the commentaries for the Key To Time yet.
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.
#131. The Black Guardian trilogy (Mawdryn Undead, Terminus, and Enlightenment) have come out on DVD in the UK. Our intrepid hosts investigate these three epic stories, getting ever closer to the truth that the guardians were just intergalactic tricksters who deserve to be exposed so their confidence games end. But our hosts probably haven't gotten that far yet - expect a review of the DVDs instead.
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.
#98 - Enlightenment. One of Michael's favourite stories gets the DVD treatment. Even an alternate version is included. And Michael announces that he will do a podcast on The Prisoner. While The Prisoner isn't really the area of this column, I'll certainly mention it again when Michael starts it up and we have a name.
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 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 - 100. Dave AC and Ian retire as the regular guest hosts. Final episodes of TV shows are discussed. And could we have celebrity guest appearances?
Next Episode - Sunday 30 August 2PM EDT/7PM BST/11AM PDT - 101. New Beginnings. West and CIA are back!
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.
3 - Terminator - Did Sarah Connor See This Coming? The week in Doctor Who news, followed by a talk about the Terminator franchise of movies and a TV show.
Sunday 3:30PM EDT/12:30PM PDT/8:30PM BST - 4. I Am The Doctor ... Doctor Who is the focus of an 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.
#56 - Format, Formula, and Torchwood Series 4. What could another series of Torchwood look like?
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 52 - "The Dwarf Is Green". The original run of Red Dwarf on the BBC was 52 episodes. In memoriam of this largely forgotten bit of trivia, the 52nd Staggering Stories will take a claer look at Series 1 of the Dwarf. Lots of other stuff happens as well, but they seem very happy to look at the history of one of the UK's best sci-fi comedies.
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.
11. The One Doctor and The Visitation get reviewed. Two of Tony's cats get fondly remembered. Shocks and twists abound.
Bridging The Rift http://bridgingtherift.wordpress.com
Katrina (Radio Free Skaro) and Nat launch a new show bringing the worlds of Doctor Who fandom, Torchwood fandom, Sarah Jane Adventures fandom, K9 fandom, and other areas together. Each week - a special guest co-host.
3. Russell T Davies and Fandom. Kate Orman is the guest co-host as our gang look at the impact of Russell T Davies. How has his vision shaped Doctor Who? Are we ever satisfied with anything? Very extended length installment.
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.
21 - We Love The NHS. Luke explores the UK's National Health Service in Doctor Who related terms.
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 - Episode 41. Three stories on Robert's agenda this time. The Rescue AND The Romans*, along with Army Of Ghosts. *I know the two stories come after each other, get released together on VHS and DVD, and The Rescue is a bit short, but these stories don't share anything except the cliffhanger. Note - Army Of Ghosts did not get covered as they ran out of time making the show.
The Tennantcast http://tennantcast.com
Kelsey, Kari, Flossie, and friends get together to dish on the latest David Tennant news.
14 - Compulsive Viewing And Crisps - After the news of the week, the followers of David the T. take a good long look at the pilot of the 2000 series Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). David Tennant hires the main characters in the pilot episode, and things go very weird from that point onwards. One of David's most memorable roles if you've seen it, but hardly anyone remembers it. And if you can think of something more obscure that these hosts would like to cover, you can contact them. This one was my doing. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
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.
12. The gang look at Doctor 11 and Amy Pond's fashion style. Comic-Con reactions are covered. And a second look at Torchwood: Children Of Earth after a month of reflection.
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 - 19 - The Highlanders and The Underwater Menace. The Highlanders gives lots of fodder for conversation, along with a controversial view of a beloved character. The Underwater Menace ... takes a bit less time to discuss.
Coming soon - 20 - The Moonbase and The Macra Terror.
Hoo On Who http://hooonwho.com
Fan reviews of recent Doctor Who DVDs by David Hooie, frequently with a guest co-host.
#12. Battlefield. David comes into this story planning to like Battlefield a great deal. I won't say he comes away hating it, but his reaction is rather mixed. I think Battlefield is the best story of that season and would say so on the air too, but I do understand what concerned him.
The Cloister Room http://thecloisterroom.com
Tom Dickinson begins a solo Doctor Who podcast effort with short shows on short subject that get to the point, bulldoze through the point, back up to ground the point down some more, then flee the scene before the police arrive.
Current episode - 3. "Man, Oh Mandalorian!" Tom looks at the canon debates in Doctor Who and Star Wars. He prefers Doctor Who's approach to canon..
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 - Charley Pollard special. Three new audios starring the 6th Doctor (Colin Baker) and Charley (Isla Fisher) are coming soon. This has inspired the Big Finish team to throw a party and have Ms. Fisher in as a guest. Really can't explain why without spoiling it all - you'll have to tune in. And if you're Red Green, expect to learn a new use for Duct Tape in case you ever bring your show back to TV.
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 has the right to air Series 2 for one additional cycle before March 31, 2010.
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.
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) NETHERLANDS - Nederland 2 http://nederland2.nl - Series 2 completed.
6) DENMARK - DR 1 http://www.dr.dk/tv Series 1 Repeats Completed.
7) FINLAND - TV2 http://www.yle.fi/tv2 - No additional airdates at present
8) NORWAY - NRK3 http://www.nrk.no http://www.nrk.no/programmer/sider/doktor_who
Series 1 repeat run completed.
9) SOUTH AFRICA - SABC 2 http://www.sabc2.co.za/portal/site/sabc2
The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 - not on schedule.
10) SWEDEN - SVT 24 and SVT HD http://www.svt.se
11) GREECE - Skai TV http://www.skai.gr - Between seasons.
12) ICELAND - RUV http://www.ruv.is - English with Icelandic subtitles - Series 1 and 2 completed.
13) TURKEY - Cine 5 http://www.cine5.com.tr
14) THAILAND - Channel 7 http://www.ch7.com
15) ITALY - RAISAT Smash http://www.smash.raisat.it
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 - dubbed into Italian. Pan & scan 4:3 image. completed run?
Jimmy http://www.jimmy.tv - No repeats or new episodes scheduled at the moment.
16) 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 and the 2 part finale - airdate unknown, but the episodes have been purchased.
17) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia http://www.showtimearabia.com
ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours earlier on ShowSeries 1 Extra) - Series 3 Encore completed.
18) DUBAI - Dubai One http://www.dmi.ae/dubaione/default.asp
More info needed. Doctor Who was seen airing on this station over Christmas.
19) ROMANIA - TVR2 http://www.tvr.ro - Series 3 completed.
20) 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.
21) CANADA - Ztele http://www.ztele.com/index.jsp - Doctor Who episodes dubbed in French. Series 4 completed.
SPACE http://www.spacecast.com http://www.dwin.org SPACE has the 2009 specials and Series 5. Repeats of the Eccleston/Tennant episodes coming in 2010. Next airdate unknown.
22) 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
BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone http://www.radiotimes.com http://uk-tv-guide.com 16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Later 2009 4-16 "The Waters Of Mars"; Still later 2009/2010 "The other 2 specials - final episodes with David Tennant as The Doctor"
2010 "Series 5 - 13 episodes - starring Matt Smith as The Doctor"
BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbchd http://www.radiotimes.com The BBC's UK station for HD programming - no episodes scheduled
23) CROATIA - HRT2 http://www.hrt.hr - Series 3 completed.
24) SWEDEN - TV4 Science Fiction http://www.tv4.se http://www.tvplaneten.se
Digital SciFi station. Classic Who completed for now.
25) IRELAND - TV3 http://www.tv3.ie - Has previously aired Series 1, 2, and The Runaway Bride.
26) MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA/SOUTH AMERICA - People + Arts http://www.tudiscovery.com Series 3 Repeat Run completed.
27) HONG KONG - ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/v3/world/world.html - Doctor Who Series 3 and Sarah Jane Series 1 repeats completed. Next airdate for either show unknown.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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