This Week In Doctor Who PBS and Podcasts - August 29, 2009
- This Week In Doctor Who PBS and Podcasts
August 29, 2009 - Vol 1, No 33
All the Public TV Listings And Podcast Pronouncements
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Hello. This is the second section of the This Week In Doctor Who column. Beginning today, the listings for Central/South America, Canada, and national US networks are moved back into section 1 - the section just listed as This Week In Doctor Who. This section is now called PBS and Podcasts because it covers all the public TV airings of Doctor Who, and I've moved the podcasts over here. This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs has the Sarah Jane schedules, the K9 series schedules (once it starts), and the stations with rights to Doctor Who that aren't airing it at the moment. Torchwood This Week stays the same.
USA - Doctor Who - Series 3 (The Runaway Bride and the 13 episode 2007 series with Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones) are now distributed to Public TV stations by BBC Worldwide Americas, not American Public TV. Series 4 also seems to be available to buy - start date for Series 4 on Public TV stations is unknown. BBC Worldwide Americas also distributes classic Doctor Who to stations.
Eagle eyed viewers have spotted that WTTW is no longer airing the Doctor Who Confidential episodes. This stopped "a few weeks ago", so I wonder if they just did not buy the Confidentials for Series 3.
There have also been reports of new Who airing on PBS in the Denver, CO area. I checked both Rocky Mountain PBS http://www.rmpbs.org and KBDI 12 http://www.kbdi.org and found nothing bar references on RMPBS' site to when they aired Series 1 the one time in Summer 2007. The syndicator for Series 3 of Who did not put out a station list that got to me this year - we only know which stations have Doctor Who when one of them blabs about it or it appears on the schedule. I periodically check as many of the 300 or so PBS stations as I can to see if somebody picked the show up without fandom noticing, but that takes a while and stuff can be missed, given the volume of stations.
If you're a PBS station airing Doctor Who and I don't have you listed - contact me. If you're watching Doctor Who on a PBS station that's not on this list - contact me AND tell me the day, time, and episode that aired so I can track things down (some stations have websites where schedule information is - lacking).
The public TV stations known to have bought The Runaway Bride and Series 3:
WXXI 21 Rochester, NY
WTTW 11 Chicago, IL (currently in first run)
WGVU/WGVK 35,52 Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
WTVP 47 Peoria, IL
Iowa Public TV
Idaho Public TV
Wisconsin Public TV (currently in first run)
Milwaukee Public TV
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
KLRU 18 Austin, TX
Alaska Public TV
WSKG/WSKA 46,30 Binghamton/Elmira, NY (currently in first run)
KERA 13 Dallas, TX (currently in first run)
Now, I am confident that there are more stations with rights to Series 3 than that. But these are the stations who have contacted me or scheduled the show. Unlike previous years, we are in the dark till a station comes forward or new Who appears in their schedules.
Series 2 is currently available to public TV stations in an American Public TV package until March 31, 2010. For the Series 1 and 2 packages, stations have bought the rights to cycle through the episodes 4 times. They are not required to do so. American Public TV is no longer offering Series 1 - I do not know if BBC Worldwide Americas will offer those stations to public TV stations now or not.
2 Public TV stations currently have rights to air the classic Doctor Who run (1963-1989), but not New Who. KBTC 28 Tacoma, WA is airing Peter Davison episodes. WHRO 15 Norfolk, VA is airing Tom Baker episodes.
And now, the listings:
Public TV Premiere Run:
WSKG/WSKA 46.1, 30.1 Binghamton/Elmira, NY http://www.wskg.com
Series 3 - 1st Cycle:
Saturday 11PM EDT 3-13 "Last Of The Time Lords" pt 3 of 3 (Unknown if full version or Edited International Version)
Saturday 11:53PM EDT DWC 3-13 "The Valiant Quest" (late start time gives hope for full episode - but nobody has told me if that version is now being offered)
5 September 11PM EDT Episode TBA??
12 September 11PM EDT Episode TBA??
WSKG has the right to air one more cycle of Series 2 before March 31, 2010.
WTTW 11.1 Chicago, IL http://www.wttw.com
Chicago DirecTV 11,965 DirecTVHD 11
Chicago Dish 11,8496
Rockford, IL - cable station only
Series 3 - 1st Cycle::
WTTW is no longer airing Doctor Who Confidential.
Late Saturday Midnight CDT 3-03 "Gridlock"
Sunday 10PM, Late 5 September Midnight CDT 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
6 September 10PM, Late 7 September 4AM CDT 3-05 "Evolution Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 2
Wisconsin Public TV 28.1, 38.1, 21.1, 31.1, 20.1 http://www.wpt.org
Green Bay DirecTV 38
Green Bay Dish 38,9336
Madison DirecTV 21
Madison Dish 21,7286
La Crosse-Eau Claire DirecTV 31 DirecTVHD 31
La Crosse-Eau Claire Dish 31,7726
Wassau DirecTV 20
Wassau Dish 20,7216
Series 3 - 1st Cycle:
Saturday 8:40PM, Sunday 2PM CDT 3-09 "The Family Of Blood" pt 2 of 2
Sunday 2:47PM CDT DWC 3-09 "Bad Blood"
5 September 8:40PM, 6 September 2PM CDT 3-10 "Blink"
6 September 2:45PM CDT DWC 3-10 "Do You Remember The First Time?"
12 September 8:40PM, 13 September 2PM CDT 3-11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
13 September 2:47PM CDT DWC 3-11 "'Ello 'Ello 'Ello"
Wisconsin Public TV has the right to air Series 2 another 2 times before March 31, 2010.
KERA 13.1 Dallas, TX http://www.kera.org
Dallas DirecTV 13,889 DirecTVHD 13
Dallas, Sherman Dish 13,8406
Tyler Dish 13,8886
Series 3 - 1st Cycle:
Saturday - pre-empted by MI-5 double header
Late 5 September Midnight CDT 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
Late 5 September 12:46AM CDT DWC 3-04 "A New York Story"
12 September - pre-empted by another pledge drive
KERA has the right to 2 more showings of Series 2 before March 31, 2010.
WXXI 21.1 Rochester, NY http://www.wxxi.org
Rochester DirecTV 21 DirecTVHD 21
Rochester Dish 21,7640
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
Saturday 11PM EDT 2-01 "New Earth"
5 September 11PM EDT 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
12 September - pre-empted by pledge drive
WXXI has aired Series 3 twice and may have additional airing rights to those episodes.
WHRO 15.1 Norfolk, VA http://www.whro.org
Norfolk DirecTV 15 DirecTVHD 15
Norfolk Dish 15,7295
Saturday 11:31PM and 4:31AM EDT "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 4
Classic Season 12, Episode 17. Doctor: Tom Baker.
5 September 11:30PM and 4:30AM EDT "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pt 2
12 and 19 September - pre-empted
26 September 11:41PM and 4:30AM EDT "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pt 3
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
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
Thursday 10PM EDT 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
10 September 10PM EDT 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
WGVU/WGVK 35.1, 52.1 Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI http://www.wgvu.org
Grand Rapids, MI DirecTV 35
Grand Rapids, MI Dish 35,8716
Series 3 - 2nd Cycle:
Saturday 5PM EDT 3-12 "The Sound Of Drums"
Saturday 5:46PM EDT DWC 3-12 "The Saxon Mystery"
Thursday 11PM EDT 3-13 "Last Of The Time Lords" edited international version
Thursday 11:47PM EDT DWC 3-13 "The Valiant Quest"
September pledge drive pre-empts things for a few weeks, then ...
26 September 5PM EDT 2-01 "New Earth" (Series 2 - 3rd Cycle)
26 September 5:45PM EDT DWC 2-01 "New New Doctor"
WGVU/WGVK has the right to air Series 2 two more times before March 31, 2010.
Milwaukee Public TV 10.1 http://www.mptv.org
Milwaukee DirecTV 10,946
Milwaukee Dish 10,7076
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
Saturday 11PM CDT 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
Saturday 11:46PM CDT DWC 2-07 "The Writer's Tale"
6 September 11PM CDT 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
6 September 11:46PM CDT DWC 2-08 "You've Got The Look"
13 September 11PM CDT 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
13 September 11:47PM CDT DWC 2-09 "Myths, Heroes, and Legends"
20 September 11PM CDT 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
20 September 11:45PM CDT DWC 2-10 "The New World Of Doctor Who"
27 September 11PM CDT 2-11 "Fear Her"
27 September 11:45PM CDT DWC 2-11 "The Fright Stuff"
Series 3 has aired 1 time, and Milwaukee Public TV can presumably repeat it an unknown number of times.
WILL 12.1 Champaign/Urbana, IL http://will.illinois.edu/tv
Champaign DirecTV 12
Chicago Dish 12,7407
Peoria, IL - cable station
Series 3 - 2nd Cycle:
Saturday 10:30PM, Sunday 6PM CDT 3-11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
Saturday 11:15PM, Sunday 6:45PM CDT DWC 3-11 "'Ello 'Ello 'Ello"
5 September 10:30PM, 6 September 6PM CDT 3-12 "The Sound Of Drums" pt 2 of 3
5 September 11:16PM, 6 September 6:46PM CDT DWC 3-12 "The Saxon Mystery"
12 and 13 September - pre-empted by pledge drives
19 September 10:30PM, 20 September 6PM CDT 3-13 "Last Of The Time Lords" pt 3 of 3 (edited international version)
19 September 11:17PM, 20 September 6:47PM CDT DWC 3-13 "The Valiant Quest"
26 September 10:30PM, 27 September 6PM CDT episode unknown
WILL has the right to air Series 2 one more time before March 31, 2010.
WTVP 47.1 Peoria, IL http://www.wtvp.org/index.asp
Peoria DirecTV 47 DirecTVHD 47
Peoria Dish 47,7756
Series 3 - 2nd Cycle:
Saturday 11PM CDT 3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment"
5 September 11PM CDT 3-07 "42"
WTVP has the right to air Series 2 two more times before March 31, 2010.
IPTV Iowa 11.1, 32.1, 27.1, 12.1, 36.1, 21.1, 32.1, 24.1, 36.1 http://www.iptv.org
Des Moines DirecTV 11,474 DesMoines DirecTVHD 11
Des Moines Dish 11,9116
Cedar Rapids DirecTV 12 Cedar Rapids DirecTVHD 12
Cedar Rapids Dish 11,9161
Omaha DirecTV 32
Omaha Dish 11,9146
Sioux City Dish 27,7195
Quad Cities DirecTV 36 Quad Cities DirecTVHD 36
Quad Cities Dish 36,7607
Rochester, MN DirecTV 24,904
Rochester, MN Dish 11,8247
Series 3 - 3rd Cycle:
Saturday 11:05PM CDT 3-02 "The Shakespeare Code"
Saturday 11:50PM CDT DWC 3-02 "Stage Fright"
5 September 11:05PM CDT 3-03 "Gridlock"
5 September 11:50PM CDT DWC 3-03 "Are We There Yet?"
12 September 11:05PM CDT 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
12 September 11:52PM CDT DWC 3-04 "A New York Story"
19 September 11:05PM CDT 3-05 "Evolution Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 2
19 September 11:51PM CDT DWC 3-05 "Making Manhattan"
26 September 11:05PM CDT 3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment"
26 September 11:48PM CDT DWC 3-06 "Monsters Inc."
Iowa Public TV has the right to air Series 2 one more time before March 31, 2010.
Ozark Public TV 21.1, 26.1 Springfield/Joplin, MO http://www.optv.org
Springfield DirecTV 21 DirecTVHD 21
Springfield Dish 21,7226
Joplin Dish 26,7873
Series 2 - 4th Cycle:
Saturday 9:30PM CDT 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
5 September 9:30PM CDT 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
12 September 9:30PM CDT 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
OETA Oklahoma 13.1, 11.1, 3.1 http://www.oeta.tv
Oklahoma City, OK DirecTV 13 DirecTVHD 13
Oklahoma City, OK Dish 13,8896
Tulsa, OK DirecTV 11
Tulsa, OK Dish 11,8926
Series 3 - 2nd Cycle:
Friday 10:24PM CDT 3-10 "Blink"
11 September 10:26PM CDT 3-11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
18 September 10:23PM CDT 3-12 "The Sounds Of Drums" pt 2 of 3
OETA has the right to 1 more showing of Series 2 before March 31, 2010.
KLRU 18.1 Austin, TX http://www.klru.org
Austin DirecTV 18,907 DirecTVHD 18
Austin Dish 18,8256
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
Saturday 11PM CDT 2-01 "New Earth"
Thursday 10PM, 5 September 11PM CDT 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
10 September 10PM, 12 September 11PM CDT 2-03 "School Reunion"
17 September 10PM, 19 September 11PM CDT 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
24 September 10PM, 26 September 11PM CDT 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
1 and 3 October - pre-empted
8 October 10PM, 10 October 11PM CDT 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
15 October 10PM, 17 October 11PM CDT 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
22 October 10PM, 24 October 11PM CDT 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
29 October 10PM, 31 October 11PM CDT 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
KLRU has aired Series 3 one time. It is assumed to have additional rights, but nobody has said how many more times the episodes can air.
KLRU-Q 18.3 Austin, TX http://www.klru.org
broadcast and digital cable only
episodes air the week *after* they appear on 18.1
Wednesday 10PM CDT 2-01 "New Earth"
9 September 10PM CDT 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
16 September 10PM CDT 2-03 "School Reunion"
23 September 10PM CDT 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
30 September 10PM CDT 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
14 October 10PM CDT 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
21 October 10PM CDT 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
28 October 10PM CDT 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
4 November 10PM CDT 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
KUED 7.1/KUES 19.1/KUEW 18.1 Salt Lake City/St. George, UT http://www.kued.org
Underwritten by Ken Garth Mitsubishi-Hundai.
Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
Series 3 - 2nd Cycle:
Saturday 11PM MDT 3-03 "Gridlock"
5 September 11PM MDT 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
12 September 11PM MDT 3-05 "Evolution Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 2
19 September 11PM MDT 3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment"
26 September 11PM MDT 3-07 "42"
3 October pre-empted by pledge programming
10 October 11PM MDT 3-08 "Human Nature" pt 1 of 2
17 October 11PM MDT 3-09 "The Family Of Blood" pt 2 of 2
24 October 11PM MDT 3-10 "Blink"
31 October 11PM MDT 3-11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
KUED has the right to air Series 2 another 2 times before March 31, 2010.
Idaho Public TV 4.1, 10.1, 13.1, 26.1 http://idahoptv.org
Boise DirecTV 4
Boise Dish 4,7141
Idaho Falls Dish 10,7746
Twin Falls Dish 13,8807
Spokane, WA DirecTV 26
Spokane, WA Dish 26,9178
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
Saturday 11PM MDT/PDT 2-03 "School Reunion"
Saturday 11:45PM MDT/PDT DWC 2-03 "Friends Reunited"
5 September 11PM MDT/PDT 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
5 September 11:45PM MDT/PDT DWC 2-04 "From Script To Screen"
12 September 11PM MDT/PDT 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
12 September 11:46PM MDT/PDT DWC 2-05 "Cybermen"
19 September 11PM MDT/PDT 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
19 September 11:45PM MDT/PDT DWC 2-06 "From Zero To Hero"
26 September 11PM MDT/PDT 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
26 September 11:45PM MDT/PDT DWC 2-07 "The Writer's Tale"
3 October 11:14PM MDT/PDT 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2 (new time, no more Confidential?)
10 October 11:12PM MDT/PDT 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
17 October 11:14PM MDT/PDT 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
24 October 11:15PM MDT/PDT 2-11 "Fear Her"
31 October 11:15PM MDT/PDT 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
Idaho Public TV has aired Series 3 twice and has an unknown number of remaining rights.
KBTC/KCKA 28.1, 15.1 Tacoma/Centralia, WA http://www.kbtc.org
Seattle DirecTV 28,970
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Saturday 7PM and Midnight PDT "Mawdryn Undead" pts 1 and 2 of 4
Classic Season 20, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Peter Davison.
5 September 7PM and Midnight PDT "Mawdryn Undead" pts 3 and 4 of 4
KTEH/KQED.DT2/KQET.DT2 54.1, 9.2, 25.2 San Jose/San Francisco/Monterey, CA http://www.kteh.org
San Francisco DirecTV 54,903
San Francisco Dish 54,8234
Series 2 - 4th/Final Cycle:
Sunday 11PM, Monday 5AM PDT 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 11:46PM, Monday 5:46AM PDT DWC 2-05 "Cybermen"
6 September 11PM, 7 September 5AM PDT 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
6 September 11:45PM, 7 September 5:45AM PDT DWC 2-06 "From Zero To Hero"
Late 6 September Midnight PDT 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
Late 6 September 12:45AM PDT DWC 2-07 "The Writer's Tale"
13 September 11PM, 14 September 5AM PDT 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
13 September 11:46PM, 14 September 5:46AM PDT DWC 2-08 "You've Got The Look"
Late 13 September Midnight PDT 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
Late 13 September 12:47AM PDT DWC 2-09 "Myths, Heroes, And Legends"
Pre-empted by pledge drive on 20 and 27 September
Visit their blog site linked above for information on their recent YouTube competition. The winner (whose entry is prominent on the site) got the grand prize of hosting a future 4 episode New Series Doctor Who marathon, hosting 5 minute introductions to each episode!!! All the entries are available for the public to see. Now KTEH - where is Series 3?
KVCR 24.1 San Bernadino, CA http://www.kvcr.org
Los Angeles DirecTV 24
Los Angeles Dish 24,8014
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.
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
24 September 10PM PDT 2-01 "New Earth" (start of 3rd Cycle)
Alaska One 9.1, 3.1 http://www.alaskaone.org
serving most of Alaska - unclear if it reaches Anchorage
Fairbanks, AK DirecTV 9 DirecTVHD 9
Fairbanks, AK Dish 7,8297 DishHD 5646
Juneau, AK DirecTV 3
Juneau, AK Dish 3,9383 DishHD 5704
Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
Sunday 11PM, Sunday 8PM and 2AM 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
Sunday 11:47PM, Sunday 8:47AM and 2:47AM DWC 2-10 "The New World Of Doctor Who"
6 September 11PM, 10 September 8PM and 2AM 2-11 "Fear Her"
6 September 11:45PM, 10 September 8:45PM and 2:45AM DWC 2-11 "The Fright Stuff"
Alaska One has the right to air Series 3 additional times.
ONLINE RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS:
update before 29 August
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 160 - Two(!) guests this time as Dominic Glynn (1980s Doctor Who music composer) and Danny Stewart (rapidly rising music composer) do a joint interview. Also, the Regeneration story reviews continue with Spearhead From Space. Spearhead - the first colour story, the only story shot entirely on 16mm film (no, not 35 - 16), intro to a new Doctor and the next 5 crazy years. The latest convention updates, and more.
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".
155 - "Holmesian Triple Act" - Part 3 of the Robert Holmes' review happens, and after that they set the Randomizer to decide who to look at next. More Jon Pertwee stories are coming out on DVD, creating mild interest. Sarah Jane Series 3 is on the way (mind you, it has not aired in the US, Canada, or New Zealand yet - New Zealand never even got Series 1). And it's come to this - a Doctor Who clip show on BBC Three.
Episode 156 "TARGET Complete" - Radio Free Skaro now has as many podcasts as the TARGET book range had numbered titles. The final TARGET book was "The Pescatons" even though it wasn't a TV story. In classic Who TV terms, this episode would be "Battlefield", the 156th story before somebody tried to retroactively change it this year for (rest of sentence excised). To mark this point in Who history, Radio Free Skaro is going to look at a Doctor Who writer and editor. His last name begins with A. Now, you could just listen to episode 155 to find out which writer it is, or you can try to guess. Meanwhile, BBC Kids is about to air classic Who again, its siren call trying to lure the RFS Superfiends back to watching television.
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.
#132. The man, the legend, the Jon Pertwee! An episode focusing on the 3rd Doctor, the first guy in colour, the one who has a Navy Lark that BBC Radio 7 likes to repeat a lot. Listen in, or Jon will turn up at your house with a bottle of brandy, two glasses, and an eyepatch story you've already heard. Note - while the episode is dated 26 August, it did not show up on my iTunes until late on 28 August, so it is in my list of shows to hear soon.
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 2PM EDT/7PM BST/11AM PDT - 101. New Beginnings. West and CIA are back! Live! Late breaking!
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.
4. I Am The Doctor ... Doctor Who is the focus of an episode. Every so often, a new actor starts to play the Doctor as the old one leaves. This affects us all in different ways. How did it affect the folks who turned up for the live show. Find out, in the longest Cultdom Collective yet - 2 hours, 47 minutes, and some seconds.
Sunday 3:30PM EDT/12:30PM PDT/8:30PM BST - Would You Like Some Comedy In Your Sci-Fi? A live look at humor in Science Fiction. The Cultdom In Audio and Cultdom Collective callers heavily overlap, so expect lots of cheers and chatter about how CIA's relaunch went earlier that day.
6 September 3:30PM EDT/12:30PM PDT/8:30PM BST - Would You Like Some Sci-Fi In Your Comedy?The other side of the coin.
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.
#57 - Toby Hadoke and the Future of "Moths". Comedian and Doctor Who commentary moderator Toby Hadoke spoke with Chip. This time, the edited version to match the 2 minute theme. Coming soon - a longer (15 minute) cut of the interview with the writer and star of the acclaimed play "Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf".
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 closer 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. Also, evidence that Mr. Dalek may be alive!
Episode 53 - "Insert Title Here" - A brand new episode with 4 of the 5 panelists, due out Sunday-ish.
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.
12. The Company Of Friends and Ghostlight get reviewed. Two new cats bring chaotic order back into Tony's life. Sweltering heat (must have passed 70 Fahrenheit) plagues the hosts. The feedback monster strikes again.
13 - Audio "The Kingmaker" and the 25 minute episode known as "An Unearthly Child" get reviewed. Not the full 4 episodes produced as one story that is now known as "An Unearthly Child". Just the episode with the title on it. I think that's a tad unfair on the other 3 episodes, but I'm not paying for their bandwidth or producing the show, so it's not my call.
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.
4. 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.
Episode 5 was not out at press time, but expected soon.
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 42. Attack Of The Cybermen and a second attempt at Army Of Ghosts/Doomsday. Robert and everyone else who turns up (not had time to hear this episode yet, so don't know this week's cast) talk about 2 Cybermen stories. One story was full of plot twists tying together popular fan theories and fan fiction, setting up unlikely returns and making the Doctor look at someone in a different light. And the other was Attack Of The Cybermen. Any classic series fans probably just groaned. Apologies. Actually, BOTH stories do all those things. But Army Of Ghosts/Doomsday is much more popular than Attack Of The Cybermen, and hopefully this episode explored that issue.
The Tennantcast http://tennantcast.com
Kelsey, Kari, Flossie, and friends get together to dish on the latest David Tennant news.
15 - Tennant Jai Ho. This episode has literally just downloaded as I am writing. The guest - Meleena. Much hilarity ensues, I gather, and a song written about David Tennant for Meleena's birthday provides the closing.
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 - 20. The Moonbase and The Macra Terror. Doctor Who meets Cybermen and Killer Krabs. The hosts explore these 2 early Troughton stories. Note to the hosts, as I think one of you reads the column - all the missing stories are out on CD. The audio is cleaned up dramatically and the CDs have narration that helps a lot. You may want to just buy the audios and play them while your telesnap reconstructions are running on the TV (and mute the TV's sound). These stories are so much better when you can hear what is being said, and on the CDs - you usually can.
Hoo On Who http://hooonwho.com
Fan reviews of recent Doctor Who DVDs by David Hooie, frequently with a guest co-host.
#13. Planet Of The Dead - Blu-Ray Release. David listens to the most recent Doctor Who story, the first one released on the Blu-Ray format. While all Doctor Who could be released on Blu-Ray if people wanted to, this was the first story filmed in HD, and therefore the first one where you would see noticable quality improvements (you could fit more classic episodes on a Blu-Ray and more extras and have less compression, but it won't radically change the picture/sound quality of the source material). So, how did the BBC do on their first Doctor Who Blu-Ray release. Opinion - mixed.
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 - Rob Shearman special. Instead of doing an August episode, Nick Briggs parties with Rob and inserts what news updates there are in when the conversation slows a tad. Rob's short story work with Big Finish dominates the discussion, but he has a past with the company going back to its early audios. While Rob has been on podcasts before, this may be the first time that his name wound up in the episode title, and that counts for something.
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.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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