THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - July 13, 2001
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 4, No 28
Well, today This Week In Doctor Who turns 3 years old, if anyone can believe
it. I had planned a little surprise for this edition, however plans did not
quite work out. Hopefully next week. Until then, enjoy this edition.
Additions and corrections are welcome at bfelliott@...
, bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo!
Groups. And now, the listings:
"Death Comes To Time" real audio broadcast - 30 minutes in 6 segments
Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Stephen Fry, and a British all-star cast in
the pilot for an abandoned radio series. Supposed to be very good. The BBC
is counting the number of listeners, so alert your friends who might want to
hear it. Should be online by Noon UK Time on the 13th.
"Fury From The Deep" episode 6 of 6 (photonovel)
The final episode of Fury From The Deep gets a photonovel presentation. The
previous 5 episodes are still up and available. The Abominable Snowmen
begins next Friday.
UK Gold http://www.sceneone.co.uk/s1/tv/listings
Sat 9:05-11AM BST "The Pirate Planet" movie
The first story written by the late Douglas Adams to be used for Doctor Who.
A marauding planet has taken the place of Calufrax, the place where the
Doctor and Romana were heading to in order to locate the second segment of
the Key To Time.
Sun 9:05-11AM BST "The Stones Of Blood" movie
Romana has trouble seeing the Doctor's attachment towards Earth. Meanwhile,
eccentric professor Amelia Rumford helps the Doctor investigate an ancient
stone circle, which seems to have an ever-changing number of stones.
BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com/
Late Fri 1AM*, Sat 3:30PM, Sun 11:30AM CET "The King's Demons" ep 1 of 2
Late Thu 12:30AM CET "The King's Demons" ep 2 of 2
*Not seen in all regions. Proclaimed to be demons by King John, the Doctor,
Tegan, and Turlough suspect all is not well in the year 1215. But no one
will trust them.
UKTV Australia http://www.varos.com/drwho/uktv/ http://www.uktv.com.au/
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST "The Power Of Kroll" all 4 eps
An enormous octopus worshiped by swamp people threatens a gas refinery that
humans run. Is the octopus just being a spoilsport, or is something else
going on. Something confusing.
Mon-Wed 11:30PM AEST "Meglos" eps 2 - 4 of 4
Meglos frames the Doctor for a daring crime. Now the Doctor could pay the
ultimate price - 7 pounds and sixpence! Or maybe he'll just be killed
Thu-Fri 11:30PM AEST "Full Circle" eps 1 - 2 of 4
Trapped in a pocket universe, the Doctor and Romana come across a world on
the verge of Mistfall, when the monsters come out to kill. But are they
SCI-FI Channel http://www.scifi.com/
East Feed Sun 9PM EDT (8PM CDT, 7PM MDT, 6PM PDT, 5PM Alaska, 3PM Hawaii)
West Feed Sun 9PM PDT (10PM MDT, 8PM Alaska, 6PM Hawaii)
"DOCTOR WHO" 1996 movie - 2 hours
First USA airing since the FOX premiere in 1996. The Master has been
exterminated by the Daleks for his evil deeds. Before he died, he requested
that the 7th Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) take his remains back to Gallifrey.
But when the mission goes awry, the Doctor is forced to land in San
Francisco, where his existence and Earth itself are thrown into peril. With
Paul McGann, Daphne Ashbrook, and Eric Roberts. Pilot for a revival of the
TV series which fizzled when the US ratings on FOX came in under
expectations. Maybe we can get great ratings this time and embarrass FOX.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52 http://www.nhptv.org/
Late Sat Mid EDT "Destiny Of The Daleks" eps 3+4 of 4
The Daleks have returned to Skaro to unearth their creator, Davros, who they
left for dead millennia ago. Why do they suddenly need the help of an
*inferior* creature? For that matter, why are the Movellans searching for
Late Thu Mid EDT "City Of Death" eps 1+2 of 4
The Doctor and Romana finally take a vacation. Destination - Paris in 1979.
Beautiful city, many nooks and crannies, and a slightly splintered timeline.
Perfect place for a holiday. No time-space dimensions were harmed in the
production of this story.
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org/
Sat 11:30PM EDT "The Horns Of Nimon" eps 3+4 of 4
Soldeed learns that the Nimon might not be as benevolent a blood sucker as
he had previously claimed. Will he help the Doctor and Romana defeat this
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org/
Sat 4AM+5:30PM EDT "The Twin Dilemma" eps 1+2 of 4
Sat 11PM EDT "The Twin Dilemma" eps 3+4 of 4
The 6th Doctor, emotionally distressed after a problematic regeneration,
battles his most dangerous enemy - his personality - to rescue two missing
children and face an old friend who is helping an evil slug conquer the
galaxy. A story to watch for the scenes between Colin Baker and Nicola
Bryant, as the Doctor hits the lowest point he ever crashes to in the TV
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67 http://www.mpt.org/
Late Sat Mid EDT "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 1st Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Vicki wind up on the run, as a Dalek
assassination squad decides to eliminate the TARDIS crew once and for all.
Somehow, they have built their own equivalent to the TARDIS, and they aren't
afraid to use it. Special guest starring William Shakespeare, Abraham
Lincoln, the Beatles, the crew of the Marie Celeste, Frankenstein, and Count
Dracula. A wild ride through time and space.
WUSF 16 Tampa, FL http://www.wusftv.usf.edu/
Sat 11:30PM EDT "The Curse Of Fenric" all 4 eps
Next week (July 21st) is the end of WUSF's Doctor Who run. This time, Ace
and the 7th Doctor visit a secret British naval base in 1943. Someone's
unleashed a Viking curse, and everyone in the town, including Ace, seems to
be linked to the approaching force of evil. Oh, and a Russian task force
shows up as well. An interesting story, which had the misfortune to portray
the Soviet Union in a positive light just a few months before the archives
were opened and its true dark past came out. Oops! Still, good story.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org/
Sat 11PM EDT "The Androids Of Tara" eps 2+3 of 4
The Doctor is recruited against his will to help Prince Reynart be crowned
King. Meanwhile, Romana is recruited against her will to help Count Grendel
be crowned King. Poor K9 can't get anyone to recruit him, alas.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL) http://www.wyin.org/
Sat 10PM CDT "Nightmare Of Eden" eps 3+4 of 4
WILL 12 Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu/
Sat 11:35PM CDT "The Android Invasion" ep 3 of 4
TPT St. Paul, MN http://www.tpt.org/
analog KTCA 2, digital 16-5 (2.5)
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT "The Power Of Kroll" ep 2 of 4
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36 http://www.sffn.com/ http://www.iptv.org/
Fri 11:05PM CDT "Four To Doomsday" eps 3+4 of 4
PPTV North Dakota 2,3,4,6,9,13,19 http://www.pptv.org/
Fri 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) "City Of Death" ep 2 of 4
See NHPTV New Hampshire for description.
KERA 13 Dallas, TX http://www.kera.org/
Late Fri Mid CDT "The Ambassadors Of Death" eps 2+3 of 7
Black & White due to the 70s junkings.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org/
Pre-empted this week. Returns July 20.
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT http://www.kued.org/
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT "The Invisible Enemy" ep 4 of 4
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT "The Armageddon Factor" eps 5+6 of 6
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA http://www.kteh.org/
Sun 11:30PM PDT "Doctor Who and the Silurians" eps 1+2 of 7
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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