THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - June 30, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 26
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts around the world.
Reminder - Tom Baker stories return on Canadian digital
satellite/cable channel BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
on Monday 5
July. BBC Kids will jump out of the Peter Davison stories mid-run
like they did with Tom Baker a few months back to go to Peter
Davison. Doctor Who remains at 1 and 3:30AM EDT 7 days a week.
The US Starz! Channel suite http://www.starz.com
aired the 1996
Doctor Who TV Movie multiple times in June on the Mystery and
Movieplex channels. No airings are scheduled for July, but the page
for the movie
1&z=0 now says "Coming soon", implying that future airings can be
expected in August or later.
The Futon Critic http://www.thefutoncritic.com
reports that the
Television Critics Association (TCA) has scheduled the cable portion
of their Summer Press Tour for July 21 through July 23. Most of the
US cable networks will be announcing their future projects during
these three days. My suspicion is - IF and ONLY IF a cable network
has acquired the US TV rights to the upcoming Doctor Who series
before the start of the tour, the network would probably announce it
during this tour. I'm personally dubious that any network will have
signed on to the series by that point, but no doubt many of us will
pay attention to that tour just in case.
Corrections and updates are always welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
, TWIDW on AOL IM ,
and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. Here are the listings:
THE SECOND 40 YEARS:
Doctor: Christopher Eccleston
Rose Tyler: Billie Piper
Written by: Russell T. Davies (8 episodes), Steven Moffatt (2
episodes), Paul Cornell (1 episode), Rob Shearman (1 episode), Mark
Gattiss (1 episode)
Original Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Premieres: 2005 (date TBA)
Total episodes for first series: 13
First broadcaster - BBC One
45 minute episodes
"Shada" - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward. Remake of the classic
unfinished Douglas Adams story. Episodes 1, 2, 3, +4 now online.
Episode 5 returns at Noon BST on July 6.
"The Scream Of The Shalka" - Richard E. Grant is The Doctor in a
fully animated 6 episode story. The Shalka prepare to conquer the
Earth from below. Unfortunately for them, the Doctor is back.
"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.
American Who http://www.americanwho.net
Online news/talk show. Upcoming editions:
Week of July 1 - Liz Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith)
Week of July 15 - Jon Pertwee tribute
Week of July 29 - Lars Pearson of Mad Norwegian Press and the I, Who
David Butler of the University of Manchester on the "Time And
Relative Dissertations In Space" conference. Complete version of the
Katy Manning interview. 90 minute episode.
Katy Manning is interviewed at United Fan Con 2003.
Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com
on Business Talk Network http://www.businesstalkradio.net
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-5AM EDT (11PM-2AM PDT, 7-10AM BST, 4-7PM AEST)
Live Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
Reruns for July 4th weekend. Hour 1 - Tracy & Laura Hickman of
the "Bronze Canticle" book series. Hour 2 - Alison Kwitney -
illustrator, "The Sandman: King Of Dreams". Hour 3 - Chris Staros of
Top Shelf Comics.
THE FIRST 40 YEARS:
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Saturday 7-8:40AM BST "The Leisure Hive" movie
Series 18, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker. On the eve of
the DVD release, why not see this version on UKTV Gold first to get
a sense of the amount of restoration work done by the RT
? A vacation planet where a new
science is being pioneered falls victim to murder and a plot.
Sunday 7:10-9AM BST "Meglos" movie
Series 18, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker. While the 4th
Doctor and Romana are themselves trapped in a time loop, an
impersonator uses the Doctor's identity to pull off a daring robbery.
UKTV Gold + 1
Saturday 8-9:40AM BST "The Leisure Hive" movie
Sunday 8:10-10AM BST "Meglos" movie
Thursday 6:04PM "The Curse Of Peladon" ep 4 of 4
Series 9, Episode 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The 3rd Doctor and Jo
continue their activities on the planet Peladon.
Monday 6:03PM "The Sea Devils" ep 1 of 6
Tuesday 6:04PM "The Sea Devils" ep 2 of 6
Wednesday 6:04PM "The Sea Devils" ep 3 of 6
Series 9, Episodes 9 through 11. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The Master's
prison is suspiciously close to a series of rigs that have been
attacked by a fury from the deep (not the weed fury, a different
fury). The Doctor and Jo search for answers. Cameo appearance by The
Clangers as themselves.
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
7 Days A Week 1 + 3:30AM EDT (10PM + 12:30AM PDT) - 2 episodes
weekdays, full stories weekends)
Wednesday "Black Orchid" both pts
Series 19, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison. No aliens
and monsters, apart from the TARDIS crew. The 5th Doctor, Adric,
Nyssa, and Tegan find murder and deception at a British dinner
party. See the 5th Doctor play a very good game of Cricket.
Thursday "Time-Flight" pts 1+2 of 4
Friday "Time-Flight" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 19, Episodes 23 through 26. Doctor: Peter Davison. Shocked by
the events of Earthshock (which BBC Kids does not have the rights to
show), the TARDIS crew return to Earth. Concordes are being taken
out of time. When are they going?
Saturday "The Visitation" all 4 pts
Series 19, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison. Aliens
marooned on Earth take over a country village outside of London as a
cover for a more dangerous invasion plan.
Sunday "Black Orchid" all 2 pts
Series 19, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Monday "Robot" pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday "Robot" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 12, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker. BBC Kids
switches back to the 4th Doctor stories on both weekdays and
weekends starting today. As the Doctor adjusts to his new body, the
Brigadier and Sarah Jane Smith try to get him involved in a series
of murders and robberies of top secret stuff that could not have
been done by a human being.
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
Saturday 11PM EDT "The Brain Of Morbius" pt 4 of 4
Series 13, Episode 20. Doctor: Tom Baker. Morbius has a body again
(not a great body, but a body). The 4th Doctor engages Morbius in a
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EDT "Revelation Of The Daleks" 4 ep version, pts 3+4
Series 22, Episodes 13a through 13b. Doctor: Colin Baker. The Great
Healer thought he was engaging in a battle of wits with the 6th
Doctor. But his attitude toward matters have attracted additional
enemies. In the shifting sands of alliances and betrayals, the next
generation of Daleks are trying to be born.
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 Saturday Mid EDT "The Mutants" movie
Series 9, Episodes 15 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The Time
Lords get more flagrant in their use of the 3rd Doctor as a puppet
agent. On the planet Solos, the Doctor must find the man whose
presence will open a sphere. The sphere has vital information for
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Saturday 11PM EDT "The Krotons" eps 3+4 of 4
Series 6, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Pat Troughton. A
revolution among the Gonds complicates the efforts of the 2nd Doctor
to outwit the brain-power hungry Krotons.
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CDT "The Visitation" pt 2 of 4
Series 19, Episode 14. Doctor: Peter Davison.
See BBC Kids for details.
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 DirecTV 32
Omaha Dish 32,9146
Sioux City Dish 27,7195
Quad Cities Dish 36,7607 (not yet available)
Saturday 11:35PM CDT "The Creature From The Pit" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 17, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker. The 4th Doctor
has a hand to tentacle talk with the Creature and learns some very
interesting details about Lady Adrasta.
KBDI Denver, CO http://www.kbdi.org
digital 12-1 (38-1)
Denver DirecTV 12,910
Denver Dish 12,8211
Late Friday 12:30AM MDT "The Sea Devils" eps 3+4 of 6
Saturday 11PM MDT "The Sea Devils" eps 5+6 of 6
Series 9, Episodes 11 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. As the Sea
Devils emerge, the 3rd Doctor tries to broker peace like he did with
the Silurians. Well, hopefully with a tad more success.
KUED/KUEW-DT/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/St. George/Richfield, UT
digital 7-1 (42-1), 18-1 (18-1), 19-1 (19-1)
Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
Saturday 11:30PM MDT "Terminus" pt 4 of 4
Series 20, Episode 16. Doctor: Peter Davison. Terminus threatens to
do terminal damage to the Universe unless the station can be shut
KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA http://www.kbtc.org
digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
Seattle DirecTV 28,910
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Saturday 7PM + 12:30AM PDT "The Ambassadors Of Death" eps 1+2 of 7
Series 7, Episodes 12 through 13. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Black & White
version. Recovery 7 is bringing home 3 astronauts after a Mars
mission. When contact is lost, the 3rd Doctor and U*N*I*T
investigate. But powerful forces seem determined to thwart their
search for the truth. Forces that the Doctor believe are connected
to the British Government.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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