THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - January 21, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 3
The big news of the week - A LOST DOCTOR WHO EPISODE HAS BEEN FOUND!
Episode 2 of "The Daleks' Master Plan" was returned to the BBC on
Thursday 15 January 2004, after being missing - presumed wiped for
decades. The episode - titled "Day Of Armageddon" - had its one and
only TV broadcast on 20 November 1965. The Daleks' Master Plan never
aired outside Britain. The surviving copy of this episode was
supposed to be junked in the early 70s but thankfully was preserved
by a BBC engineer who was unaware that no other copies of the
episode existed until he visited the Restoration Team's website
. The engineer also provided a
duplicate copy of episode 5 of "The Dead Planet", the original Dalek
story (episode title "The Expedition" - full story also known as The
Daleks or The Mutants). The full story of this recovery can be found
by visiting http://www.rtforum.co.uk
With this discovery, episodes 2, 5, and 10 of The Daleks' Master
Plan are now known to exist. Clips survive from episodes 1, 2
(higher picture quality than the recovered episode), 3, and 4. All
the missing Doctor Who episodes survive in audio form. This brings
the number of missing Doctor Who episodes down to 108. It is the
first complete Who episode discovery since the return of "The Lion",
episode 1 of "The Crusade", was announced on Thursday 14 January
1999, 5 years and 1 day before this recovery. Of the 108 missing
episodes, 45 are from William Hartnell stories and 63 are from
Patrick Troughton stories.
I guess my prediction that we wouldn't have news akin to the series
returning this year has been proven wrong very quickly. I wonder
what will happen next.
Encore Australia is airing Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D. on
Thursday 29 January at 6:45AM AEDT.
The South American Sci-Fi Channel is airing SF: UK - Trips Through
Time And Space late Monday 16 February at 12:45AM. Matthew De
Abaitua takes a look at 60s Doctor Who, the age of psychedelic sci-
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" - starring Richard E. Grant and Sir Derek
Jacobi. 6 episode online audio drama. The 9th Doctor returns to
Earth to outwit a new menace - an invasion by the Shalka.
"Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen. 6 episode
illustrated audio tale. The 6th Doctor and Evelyn Smythe research a
temple that has been yanking scientists out of time. The secrets of
the temple threaten the future and past of two species. Viewer
discretion advised for the illustrations of episodes 4 through 6.
American Who http://www.americanwho.net
Airs biweekly as hour 4 of Sci-Fi Overdrive - next episode early
(Link was not working at press time, but this is the official link.)
Archive of the January 19 edition of American Who, the first one to
air as part of Sci-Fi Overdrive. Jason Haigh-Ellery of Big Finish
Productions and Peter Davison, the 5th Doctor.
Conclusion of a 1987 radio interview with John-Nathan Turner, Nicola
Bryant, and Bryan Sloman. Also, Charles Martin and Joey Reynolds
look at the year 2003 in Doctor Who.
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 - more news & comment/also
Andrea Thompson from Babylon 5, 24, and the CNN Headline News. Hour
3 - Angela Cartwright from Lost In Space. Hour 4 - Leonard David Sr.
of Space.com and Apollo 7 Astronaut Walter Cunningham discuss
America's return to the Moon.
UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Sat 7:30-9AM GMT "The Happiness Patrol" movie
The 7th Doctor and Ace find the weakest, most corrupt, silliest
planetary dictatorship they can find, then try to overthrow it in a
single night. This may be the real 7th Doctor master plan - create a
sense of utter power and authourity that will scare evil leaders
into cowering with fear.
Sun 9:30-11AM GMT "Silver Nemesis" movie
Nazis, Cybermen, and the Lady Peinforte descend on Rural England on
the 23rd day of November in the Year of our Lord A.D.1988, the day
on which it was foretold that the statue Nemesis would return to
Earth and grant unlimited power to those who can control it.
UK Gold + 1
Sat 8:30-10AM GMT "The Happiness Patrol" movie
Sun 10:30-Noon GMT "Silver Nemesis" movie
ABC http://www.varos.net/drwho/ http://www.abc.net.au/tv
Thu 6:05PM "The Gunfighters - Johnny Ringo" ep 3 of 4
Mon 6:05PM "The Gunfighters - The OK Corral" ep 4 of 4
The arrival of Johnny Ringo raises the level of danger that the
Clantons pose to Tombstone and Doc Holiday. But it could also be
problematic for Holiday's girl Kate. After this story, individual
episodes no longer had their own titles, just numbers, and the
story's overall title started to be used.
Tue 6:05PM "The War Machines" ep 1 of 4
Wed 6:05PM "The War Machines" ep 2 of 4
The 1st Doctor and Dodo return to Earth. The ultimate computer is
about to be unveiled. A computer that can interface will all other
computers and transmit instantaneous data. The Doctor suspects that
such a machine would have the ability to take control of the world.
After all, a worldwide network of connected computers - the prospect
is utterly frightening ... erm, ah ... to my HP Pavilion a 250n -
you didn't hear that.
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 "The Masque Of Mandragora" pts 3+4 of 4
The Mandragora Helix uses its agents on Earth to prepare a hostile
takeover in the 15th Century, hoping to kill off the Renaissance.
The 4th Doctor's solution - a dinner party.
Thu "The Hand Of Fear" pts 1+2 of 4
Fri "The Hand Of Fear" pts 3+4 of 4
Dormant for millions of years, a silicon hand awakens and causes
trouble for the 4th Doctor. Will returning the hand to its homeworld
prevent bloodshed? Will the hand shake on that?
Sat "The Keeper Of Traken" all 4 pts
The aging Keeper Of Traken asks the 4th Doctor and Adric to protect
his homeworld while a successor is being chosen, and the evil of a
Melkur threatens the future of Trakenian civilization. Guest-
starring Anthony Ainley as Tremas.
Sun "Logopolis" all 4 pts
The final 4th Doctor story. Sets up events for Castrovalva, the
first story of the 5th Doctor, which will air on BBC Kids on 16
February. The Doctor and Adric find themselves the victims of lethal
pranks by the Master, goading the Doctor into a situation where the
planet Logopolis can be conquered. But something is different in the
tug and war between good and evil. This time, the stakes seem
higher, and the price of victory certainly is.
Mon "The Deadly Assassin" pts 1+2 of 4
Tue "The Deadly Assassin" pts 3+4 of 4
An assassination attempt against the President of Gallifrey lands
the 4th Doctor in the position of prime suspect and budding
politician. An old enemy is toying with the Doctor, keeping him off
balance while seeking out a greater prize. Episode 3 takes place
entirely inside the APC Net, a portion of the Matrix of the Time
Lords, the home of all their knowledge, and a realm akin to one's
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
Sat 11PM EST "Planet Of Evil" pt 2 of 4
The 4th Doctor and Sarah are the prime suspects in the deaths of the
scientific survey team. The Doctor thinks it's more likely that
their efforts to harvest anti-matter were to blame.
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
analog 24, 59
digital 24-1 (25-1)
Sun 5:30PM EST "The Android Invasion" pt 2 of 4
The 4th Doctor learns that humans have been replaced by androids.
Can anyone's identity be believed?
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Sat 11PM EST "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 1+2? of 4
According to reports from viewers, last week WYBE reran the last 2
parts of the 4 part version of The Five Doctors instead of the first
2 episodes of Warriors Of The Deep.
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 Chase" movie (The Executioners, The Death Of
Time, Flight Through Eternity, Journey Into Terror, The Death Of
Doctor Who, The Planet Of Decision)
The Daleks are back, and they're ticked off. The 1st Doctor and
companions fouled up their master plan to invade the Earth. Seething
with rage, they build their own time-space machine. The Doctor is to
be pursued through all time and space, until he is exterminated once
and for all!
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Sat 11PM EST "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy" pts 3+4 of 4
Angered at how quickly the Presidential nominees flopped and died in
their ring, the audience members demand fresh entertainment. Can the
7th Doctor put on a good show?
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Sat 11:42PM CST "Warriors' Gate" pt 4 of 4
The gateway is collapsing, and Romana is about to make a decision
that the 4th Doctor is far from ready to hear.
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 Invasion Of Time" pts 3+4 of 6
Doctor W.'s in the Presidential seat, and some factions think he is
the worst President ever. Even his election was disputed at the
time. A surprisingly lethal re-election season begins with the Rutan
Invasion Caucus. Apparent front runner Andred Dean seems to be a bit
of a hothead. He may flame out before his power play can come to
fruition. Meanwhile, Castellan Kelner Kerry and his ultra-powerful
hairdoo seem to be winning over the Rutan war veteran vote. Leela
Lieberwoman has skipped the caucus, but is believed to be in the New
Hampshire Outland raising a band of savage Live Free Or Die folks to
solidify her own standing in future lethal primaries. But has
everyone forgotten about Borusa Edwards?
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
Late Fri 12:30AM MST "Inferno" ep 7 of 7
Back on the regular Earth, the 3rd Doctor must convince everyone
that he is not insane in time to stop Project Inferno from reaching
the same horrific climax he has already experienced.
Late Fri 1AM MST "Terror Of The Autons" ep 1 of 4
Sat 11PM MST "Terror Of The Autons" eps 2+3 of 4
The 3rd Doctor learns that The Master, an old friend and fellow Time
Lord now devoted to evil, has arrived on Earth with a plot to revive
the menace of the Autons. The U*N*I*T family expands to include Jo
Grant (Katy Manning) and Captain Mike Yates (Richard Franklin).
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
Sat 11:30PM MST "Earthshock" pt 3 of 4
The 5th Doctor and Adric are promptly accused of murder, which at
least gets them an audience with the captain of the interplanetary
freighter. Nyssa, Tegan, and the military go searching for the
Cyberman menace hiding on the freighter, trying to find it before it
becomes an imminent threat.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA http://www.kbtc.org
digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
Seattle DirecTV 28,910
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Sat 7PM + 12:30AM PST "The Time Meddler - A Battle Of Wits" ep 3 of 4
Sat 7:30PM + 1AM PST "The Time Meddler - Checkmate" ep 4 of 4
The 1st Doctor matches wits with a Meddling Monk who wants to
rewrite the course of history in 11th Century England. How does the
Monk know what will happen in the future? Watch and find out.
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
Late Sat January 31 1:30AM PST "Interview With Terry Nation"
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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