THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 26, 2003
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 6, No 48
The 40th anniversary celebrations are winding down. The marathons
are essentially over. The press tributes are gone. Now we are in
year 41 - back to normal, even as we know that a new Doctor Who
series is in the pipeline for 2005. To all those going to Chicago
TARDIS this weekend - have a great time. And for those of us in the
US, don't forget this week's episode of The Scream Of The Shalka
just because US Thanksgiving is Thursday. It'll still be around in a
couple of days, so you can catch up before episode 4 arrives.
Corrections and updates are always welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
, TWIDW on AOL IM ,
and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. Here are the listings:
"The Scream Of The Shalka" - episode 2 online now, episode 3
premieres Thursday 20 November. The Ninth Doctor is reluctantly
drawn into the plight of a small English village threatened by an
alien menace. The Doctor wants to leave, but no one will let him.
Richard E. Grant is The Doctor.
older online dramas:
"Shada" - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward
"Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen
BBC 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
Wed - Fri 6PM + Mid GMT "The Ghosts Of N-Space" pts 1 - 3 of 6
Sat 6:40PM + 12:40AM GMT "Slipback" 3 pt version, pt 2
Mon - Tue 6PM + Mid GMT "The Ghosts Of N-Space" pts 4 - 5 of 6
New Zealand Radio (National Service) http://www.radionz.co.nz/nr/f-
Sun 4:50PM "Slipback" pt 2 of 6
American Who http://www.americanwho.net
40th Anniversary special. Joey Reynolds' exclusive interview with
original series producer Verity Lambert, conducted days after the
announcement of the revival of Doctor Who.
Dan Harris discusses the Sci-Fi Sea Cruise.
Tentative upcoming schedule:
December 9 + 23 - split over 2 broadcasts, compilation of a December
1987 radio interview on WINZ-AM Miami with John-Nathan Turner,
Nicola Bryant, and Brian Sloman during the final stop of the Doctor
Who Celebration tour. From the Jay Michaels midday show.
January 5, 2004 - Peter Davison on the return of Doctor Who and
doing the DVD commentaries.
Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com
on Business Talk Network http://www.businesstalkradio.net
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-6AM EST (11PM-3AM PST, 7-11AM GMT, 6-10PM AEDT)
Live Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
Hour 1 - sci-fi news & comment. Hour 2 - the "Save Farscape"
campaign is discussed in light of reports that Farscape will return
for a 4 hour mini-series. Hour 3 - Kate Mulgrew (rerun). Hour 4 -
sci-fi novelty songs and parodies.
UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Wed 6PM GMT "Warriors' Gate" 2 ep version, pt 2
The adventure continues for the errant Time Lord.
Thu 6PM GMT "The Keeper Of Traken" 2 ep version, pt 1
Fri 6PM GMT "The Keeper Of Traken" 2 ep version, pt 2
The 4th Doctor and Adric try to ensure the successful transition of
the line of the Keeper, a being who keeps the worlds in the Traken
solar system at peace. The force opposing the Doctor seems to know
him from before.
Sat 7:10-9AM GMT "The Twin Dilemma" movie
The Doctor's regeneration has even more problems than usual, driving
him to the brink of insanity.
Sun 7:15-9AM GMT "Attack Of The Cybermen" movie
Lytton, former leader of the human troops in a Dalek invasion fleet,
lures the 6th Doctor and Peri to Earth in 1985, enabling them to
discover evidence of a new plot by the Cybermen. As the Doctor and
the Cybermen try to figure out Lytton's plans, the TARDIS' exterior
goes on a voyage of self-discovery.
Mon 6PM GMT "Logopolis" 2 ep version, pt 1
Tue 6PM GMT "Logopolis" 2 ep version, pt 2
A tale of decay and departures. The 4th Doctor feels the coming of
old age, while the actions of the Master threaten the whole fabric
of time and space. Numbers don't lie, but they can deceive.
End of weekday airings.
UK Gold + 1
Wed 7PM GMT "Warriors' Gate" 2 ep version, pt 2
Thu 7PM GMT "The Keeper Of Traken" 2 ep version, pt 1
Fri 7PM GMT "The Keeper Of Traken" 2 ep version, pt 2
Sat 8:10-10AM GMT "The Twin Dilemma" movie
Sun 8:15-10AM GMT "Attack Of The Cybermen" movie
Mon 7PM GMT "Logopolis" 2 ep version, pt 1
Tue 7PM GMT "Logopolis" 2 ep version, pt 2
BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com
Fri 8:30AM + 4:05PM CET "Blue Peter" November 21 edition
Blue Peter recognizes Doctor Who's 40th anniversary. BBC Prime
typically airs Blue Peter episodes roughly one week after the BBC1
ABC http://www.varos.net/drwho/ http://www.abc.net.au/tv
Thu 6PM "The Romans - Inferno" ep 4 of 4
A dastardly rogue inspires Emperor Nero to start a fire in Rome,
leading to chaos as the TARDIS crew tries to leave town.
Mon 6PM "The Web Planet - The Web Planet" ep 1 of 6
Tue 6PM "The Web Planet - The Zarbi" ep 2 of 6
Wed 6PM "The Web Planet - Escape To Danger" ep 3 of 6
Forced down on a world where insect-like creatures are man-sized,
Doctor Who (William Hartnell) and crew try to avoid the masters of
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
7 Days A Week 1 + 3:30AM EST (10PM + 12:30AM PST) - 2 episodes
weekdays, full stories weekends)
Wed "Destiny Of The Daleks" pts 1+2 of 4
Thu "Destiny Of The Daleks" pts 3+4 of 4
The Daleks return to Skaro on a mythic quest. Destiny is about to go
Fri "City Of Death" pts 1+2 of 4
Paris 1979. Lovely place to visit. Unusually clean subway system.
Nice cafe's. Time travellers making a bit of a hash of the minutes
and seconds. Ok - strike that last point.
Sat "The Ribos Operation" all 4 pts
A pair of con-men try to swindle a psychotic warlord just as the 4th
Doctor arrives looking for the first segment of the Key To Time.
Sun "The Pirate Planet" all 4 pts
The second segment of the Key To Time would appear to be on a planet
that has now gone missing.
Mon "City Of Death" pts 3+4 of 4
A race to stop Scaroth from changing the past. Guest-starring John
Tue "The Creature From The Pit" pts 1+2 of 4
The 4th Doctor hates responding to distress calls. This time an egg
shell called him in. But what hatched from the egg?
NHPTV New Hampshire http://www.nhptv.org
analog 11, 49, 52
digital 11-2 (57-2), 49-2 (48-2), 52-2 (49-2)
Boston DirecTV 11,955
Boston Dish 11,8781
Pre-empted by pledge drives. Terror Of The Zygons begins December 20.
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
analog 24, 59
digital 24-1 (25-1)
Pre-empted by pledge drives. WCNY's schedule only goes out to
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Sat 11PM EST "Terminus" pts 1+2 of 4
On orders from the Black Guardian, Turlough sabotages the TARDIS,
forcing the crew to abandon ship and get involved in the horror and
squalor that is the space station Terminus.
MPT Maryland http://www.mpt.org
analog 22, 67, 31, 28, 62, 36
digital 22-2 (42-2), 67-2 (29-2), 31-2 (44-2), 28-2 (56-2), 28, 54
DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
Baltimore Dish 22,8736
Late Sat Mid EST "The Aztecs" movie (The Temple Of Evil, The
Warriors Of Death, The Bride Of Sacrifice, The Day Of Darkness)
Barbara is mistaken for an Aztec god, and she views it as a chance
to save a civilization from destruction. The 1st Doctor is furious,
but can he stop the schoolteacher even if he wants to?
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Sat 11PM EST "Delta And The Bannermen" pt 3 of 3
The real danger to the Bannermen isn't Delta, but Delta's offspring.
Sat 11:25PM EST "Dragonfire" pt 1 of 3
The 7th Doctor and Mel arrive at a spaceport, where old friend/foe
Sabalom Glitz spins a yarn about buried treasure.
Pre-empted by pledge drive next week.
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Sat 11:40PM CST "State Of Decay" pt 2 of 4
Why is technology banned? What is the purpose of selecting the best
and brightest to live with the Three Who Rule?
IPTV Iowa http://www.sffn.com/ http://www.iptv.org
analog 11, 12, 21, 24, 27, 32, 32, 36, 36
digital 11 (50), 45, 25, 18, 28, 33, 35, 35, 34 - not on air
Des Moines DirecTV 11,474
Des Moines Dish 11,9116
Cedar Rapids Dish 12,9161
Omaha Dish 32,9146
Sat 11:35PM CST "The Sun Makers" pts 1+2 of 4
Humanity lives in squalor and intimidation on Pluto, taxed nearly to
death. The 4th Doctor and Leela investigate.
Next week Doctor Who airs on Friday with a Colin Baker pledge
special. While Doctor Who will air each week in December, The Sun
Makers will not conclude until December 27.
KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org
analog 12, 32
digital 12-1 (38-1)
Denver DirecTV 12,910
Denver Dish 12,8211
Pre-empted this week and next for pledge drives. KBDI's advance
listings only go through December 6.
KUED/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
digital 7-1 (42-1), 19-1 (19-1)
Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
Pre-empted for pledge drive. December 2003 schedule not yet online.
They've tried to get it online, but as of 11/26 they've actually put
up December 2002.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA http://www.kbtc.org
digital 28-1 (27-1), 19
Seattle DirecTV 28,910
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Late Sat 1AM PST "The Web Planet - Escape To Danger" ep 3 of 6
Late Sat 1:30AM PST "The Web Planet - Crater Of Needles" ep 4 of 6
On the planet of the Animus, danger continues for the 1st Doctor and
Special time due to pledge drive. KBTC will celebrate Doctor Who's
40th anniversary with a marathon on December 6.
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
digital 50,58 - not on air
San Francisco DirecTV 54,903
San Francisco Dish 54,8234
Monterey Dish 25,9190
Next Doctor Who broadcast TBA.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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