THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - June 4/5, 2003
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 6, No 23
Those of us in the US who stay up late or know how to set VCRs - the 1996
Doctor Who TV Movie is airing here on the US Sci-Fi Channel late Sunday June
15th at 1AM EDT East Feed / 1AM PDT West Feed.
KBTC Tacoma, WA http://www.kbtc.org/
is airing a Doctor Who pledge special
on June 7 from 7 to 10PM, featuring The Three Doctors.
While I try to keep the column up to date, I do sometimes miss late changes
to schedules. If you see TWIDW's information getting out of synch with what
your local station is actually airing, let me know ASAP.
Additions and corrections are welcome at
bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:
"Shada" - new 6 episode version of Douglas Adams' TV story left unfinished
in 1979. Now an audio story with illustrations. Stars Paul McGann as the
Doctor, Lalla Ward as Romana, and John Leeson as K9.
Episodes 1,2,3,4,+5 - online
Episode 6 - online Friday 6 June at Noon BST
American Who http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/who
(Apparently no new episode this week - information same as last week)
- Jon Pertwee; Gail
First, a 1982 interview that South Florida broadcaster Chuck Zinc had with
Jon Pertwee discussing Doctor Who, Worzel Grummidge, and other acting
topics. The second part of the show has Joey Reynolds' 2001 interview with
Gail Bennett, fan illustrator whose artwork got used on the UK editions of
the Doctor Who "Find Your Fate" books of the 1980s, in a discussion
remembering Jon Pertwee. The 5/19 edition with Wendy Padbury and Charles
Martin is still online at the American Who website.
Business Talk Radio Network http://www.businesstalkradio.net/
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-6AM EDT (11PM-3AM PDT, 7-11AM BST, 4-8PM AEST ) "Sci-Fi
station list on the scifioverdrive
in MP3 format
Live audio link at Business Talk website - requires Windows Media Player.
National sci-fi radio talk show, sometimes with Doctor Who content. Easiest
to hear in timezones outside the USA. Hour 1 - Sci-Fi news. Hour 2 - some
guy from LucasFilm. Hour 3 - Jerry Doyle (Babylon 5). Hour 4 - Walter
UK Gold http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Late Fri 12:25-2:20AM, Sat 7:15-9AM BST "The Brain Of Morbius" movie
On the planet Karn, a Mad Scientist, madder religious priestesses, a
downright angry manservant, and a 'Patient' whose anger makes all the rest
of them look like members of the Legion Of Sanity, all pose problems to the
4th Doctor and Sarah.
Late Sat 12:50-3:30AM, Sun 6:30-9AM BST "The Seeds Of Doom" movie
A dangerous plant plots world domination, ushering in an age where all
'meat' creatures are devoured. Only John Steed and Emma Peel can save the
day. Unfortunately, they're not available. Would U*N*I*T mind terribly much
if the 4th Doctor and Sarah were loaned over to investigate the situation?
UK Gold + 1
Late Fri 1:25-3:20AM BST "The Brain Of Morbius" movie
Late Sat 1:50-4:30AM BST "The Seeds Of Doom" movie
Video On Demand. Now playing:
"Robot" all 4 pts
"The Ark In Space" all 4 pts
"The Sontaran Experiment" both pts
TELE 5 Poland http://www.tele5.pl/
Weekdays 4:40PM CET "Tom Baker episodes with Polish subtitles" ??
TELE 5 ran 26 Tom Baker episodes last year, and has been rerunning them on
weekdays for the last few weeks. Their website is of little use in
determining which stories are airing, and the episode order was largely
random, so seeing part 4 of, say, The Brain Of Morbius, would give you no
clue as to what the next story would be. The link to their schedule is now
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
Weeknights 2 episodes Midnight + 4AM EDT (9PM + 1AM PDT)
Saturday/Sunday complete stories Midnight + 3:30AM EDT (9PM + 12:30AM PDT)
Wed "Pyramids Of Mars" pts 1+2 of 4
Thu "Pyramids Of Mars" pts 3+4 of 4
I was at a Doctor Who meeting just this week and we discussed a scenario
much like this one (a different Who story). If you think your brother is an
evil madman who must be locked away forever, and assuming that you do not
intend to kill him to ensure he remains gone, why bother providing him a
means to escape? If you provide an escape route, someday he will find a way
to use it. Perhaps you could put a killer booby trap in the escape mechanism
as a cruel joke of false hope. But an escape route? I can only conclude that
the folks who locked Sutekh away are just as evil as Sutekh is. Certainly
just as sadistic. And their calculated move gives Sutekh the chance to
escape in 1911 and endanger the Earth.
Fri "The Android Invasion" pts 1+2 of 4
What happened to the people of Earth? Why are the trees made of fake wood?
And when is a suicide not a suicide?
Sat "Underworld" all 4 pts
The 4th Doctor and Leela join the mission of Jackson and his heroic crew of
sicophants, hoping to relaunch the only civilization stupid enough to use
Time Lord technology to wipe themselves out of existence.
Sun "The Invasion Of Time" all 6 pts (no 3:30AM rerun)
This is an epic tale of love and betrayal. Death and hope. Lead and jelly
babies. The 4th Doctor's wildest plan yet is executed as he becomes
President of Gallifrey. It's one Presidency the planet will never forget.
Mon "The Android Invasion" pts 3+4 of 4
The truth revealed, the 4th Doctor and Sarah race to warn humanity of
danger. Harry Sullivan and RSM Benton appear for the final time.
Tue "The Brain Of Morbius" pts 1+2 of 4
See UK Gold for details.
Channel numbers in brackets ( ) indicate a digital station that is not on
the air. All stations currently airing Doctor Who that do not have digital
transmitters on the air have received wavers from the FCC giving them till
November 1, 2003 to go on the air. Low power stations do not currently have
NHPTV New Hampshire http://www.nhptv.org
digital 57,48,(49) - simulcast of analog begins in 2003?
Boston DirecTV Local 11,955
Boston Dish Local 11,8781
Pledge season. Next episode airs Late Saturday June 14 at Midnight.
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
Pre-empted by pledge drives. Next episode June 22nd. Oddly enough, WCNY had
gone back to Robot instead of airing The Masque Of Mandragora. The listings
claim that episodes of The Sea Devils will air next month, though in theory
Robot episode 4 should air next.
WSKG Binghamton, NY http://www.wskg.com
Sat 11PM EDT "The Brain Of Morbius" pts 2+3 of 4
See UK Gold for details. New earlier start time, but only for this week and
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
Philadelphia DirecTV Local 35,909
Philadelphia Dish Local 35,8162
Sat 11PM EDT "Warriors' Gate" pts 1+2 of 4
The way out of E-Space is a gateway. A gateway whose secrets fascinate the
4th Doctor and endanger the future of the TARDIS crew.
MPT Maryland http://www.mpt.org
digital 42,(29),(62),(44),(28),(56) - simulcast of analog begins in 2003?
DC/Hagerstown & Baltimore DirecTV Local 22,980
Late Sat Mid EDT "Vengeance On Varos" movie
Advisory - pledge night. Programming could start late. MPT is known for
changing Doctor Who's start time at the last minute, as viewers have
observed for the last few weeks when Independent Eye ran over-length. Two
things are certain in life - death and taxes. Looks like Varos doesn't have
a lot of taxes. But it has plenty of Death.
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org
Cincinnati DirecTV Local 48,909
Cincinnati Dish Local 48,8356
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Next episode June 14.
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
Pre-empted by pledge drives. Next episode (The Creature From The Pit pt 2)
airs June 14.
IPTV Iowa http://www.sffn.com http://www.iptv.org
digital 50,(45),(25),(18),(28),(33),(35),(35) - simulcast of analog begins
Des Moines DirecTV Local coming soon
Des Moines Dish Local 11,9116
Cedar Rapids Dish Local 12,9161
Omaha, NE Dish Local 32,9146
Sat 11:35PM CDT "The Brain Of Morbius" pts 3+4 of 4
See UK Gold for details.
KERA/K44FI Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX http://www.kera.org
Dallas DirecTV Local 13,889
Dallas Dish Local 13,8406
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Next episode airs Late Friday June 13.
KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org
Denver DirecTV Local 12,910
Denver Dish Local 12,8211
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Next episodes air Late Friday June 13.
KUED/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
Salt Lake City DirecTV Local 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish Local 7,8536
Sat 11:30PM MDT "Warriors' Gate" pt 4 of 4
The only way for the 4th Doctor and Romana to save the universes - do
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA http://www.kbtc.org
Seattle DirecTV Local 12,910
Seattle Dish Local 28,8620
Sat 6PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT "Battlefield" pts 3+4 of 4
Looks like KBTC aired the first half of Battlefield last week after all. The
7th Doctor, Ace, and the Brigadier must stop Morgaine and her followers from
setting off a nuclear missile. The Arthurian legend as never seen before.
Sat 7-10PM PDT "The Three Doctors" all 4 eps
Pledge special. A mysterious force operating within a black hole attacks the
3rd Doctor and endangers the Time Lords' home planet. The solution - send
the 2nd Doctor forward in time to meet himself and provide assistance. When
that doesn't work either, it's time to send in the 1st Doctor. With three
versions of the Doctor at work, it can only mean one thing. The universes
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
San Francisco DirecTV Local 54,903
Salinas Dish Local 25,9190
Doctor Who is on hiatus.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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