THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - September 8, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 36
Maryland Public TV http://www.mpt.org
has changed its upcoming
schedule of Doctor Who stories. The Ribos Operation and The Pirate
Planet, scheduled for September 18 and 25, have been replaced by The
Tomb Of The Cybermen and The Dominators. The start times for those
nights have changed to the regular time of Midnight.
It could be a typo by Zap2it http://www.zap2it.com
, but their
online listings for KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT http://www.kued.org
indicate that part one of The Invisible Enemy (a 4th Doctor story)
will air on September 18. KUED's website gives no description for
the Doctor Who episodes airing September 18 or 25. TitanTV.com's
listings indicate that an episode of My Hero
will air from 11PM to Midnight on September 18 with no Doctor Who
episode (unlikely). KUED has been airing the 5th Doctor stories
recently, and the next one in the rotation would be either The Five
Doctors or Warriors Of The Deep, depending on the nebulous status of
The American Who http://www.americanwho.net
episode for early
September was postponed from last week to this week due to Hurricane
Frances. "The Great Dalek Debate" may now premiere as early as
Thursday September 9.
Upcoming airings of Doctor Who (1996 TV Movie) on the Starz/Encore
Movie Pack http://www.starz.com
. Spanish language audio on
Wednesday 6 October 8AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Saturday 9 October 6:50AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Sunday 24 October 8:15AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Friday 29 October 6:10AM, 6:20PM, & 12:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West
Friday 29 October 7:10AM, 7:20PM, & 1:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West
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
Mickey: Noel Clarke (semi-regular?)
Jackie: Camille Coduri (6 episodes)
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
BBC 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
"Slipback" 3 part version, ep 3
(Archive remains at these links until Saturday 11 September)
Last chance to hear the conclusion of the 6th Doctor and Peri's
adventures on the Vipod Mor.
"Shada" - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward. Remake of the classic
unfinished Douglas Adams story. 6 episodes long.
"The Scream Of The Shalka" - starring Richard E. Grant as The
Doctor. 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 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 September 9 - The Great Dalek Debate! Guests TBA.
Rescheduled due to Hurricane Frances.
Keith Barnfather (Reeltime Pictures) discusses researching the US
history of Doctor Who and preserving knowledge for the future. MJ
Simpson (Douglas Adams' biographer) comments on the sci-fi legend's
involvement with Doctor Who.
Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com
on Business Talk Network http://www.businesstalkradio.net
Saturday 8-11PM EDT (5-8PM PDT) http://www.krradio.com
previous week's episode, online audio stream)
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
Hour 1 - R. A. Salvatore. Hour 2 - Brian Greene. Hour 3 - Ray
THE FIRST 40 YEARS:
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Saturday 7-9AM BST "Enlightenment" movie
Series 20, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Black Guardian drives Turlough to the brink of insanity,
creating chaos in a space race between Immortals. As deceptions are
revealed, Turlough's choices get worse and worse.
Sunday 7-8AM BST "The King's Demons" movie
Series 20, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The 5th Doctor and company arrive in 1215 England, where King John
seems to have developed an inordinate fondness for "demons" and rude
Thursday 6:04PM "Invasion Of The Dinosaurs" pt 4 of 6
Monday 6:03PM "Invasion Of The Dinosaurs" pt 5 of 6
Tuesday 6:02PM "Invasion Of The Dinosaurs" pt 6 of 6
Series 11, Episodes 8 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
A traitor in U*N*I*T frames the 3rd Doctor for involvement in the
Dinosaur Invasion. Sarah gets a firsthand insight into Operation
Wednesday 6:03PM "Death To The Daleks" pt 1 of 4
Series 11, Episode 11. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The TARDIS crashes on a planet that drains away all power. Forced to
abandon ship, the 3rd Doctor and Sarah search for help. ABC has
apparently resolved Dalek rights for the rest of the series, so all
Dalek stories from this point on will air. No stories skipped up to
now (The War Games, Day Of The Daleks, Frontier In Space, Planet Of
The Daleks) will air in this run.
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
7 Days A Week 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories
Wednesday "The Invasion Of Time" pts 3+4 of 6
Thursday "The Invasion Of Time" pts 5+6 of 6
Series 15, Episodes 23 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor's reign as President on Gallifrey is going
disastrously wrong. Rebellions, alien invasions, Leela's half-
hearted romance with a dolt. At least K9 finally has good aim.
Friday "The Ribos Operation" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 16, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Tom Baker.
A mysterious crackpot known as the White Guardian solicit's the
Doctor's "help" in procuring the six segments of a Key To Time that
can determine the balance of intergalactic power. Segment one takes
the Doctor to Ribos, where it is a pawn in a battle between
space "merchants" and a lunatic general.
Saturday "The Invisible Enemy" all 4 pts
Series 15, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
A virus invades the 4th Doctor's mind, hoping to use him as the
leader for an invading army. Unfortunately for the virus, Leela is
not going to let her Doctor succumb.
Sunday "Image Of The Fendahl" all 4 pts
Series 15, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
An ancient skull holds the key to an ancient evil that was not
properly buried away from the universe. The 4th Doctor races to stop
mankind being used again.
Monday "The Ribos Operation" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 16, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Tuesday "The Pirate Planet" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 16, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Tom Baker.
A planet disappears and is replaced by a substitute planet,
complicating the search for the second segment of the Key To Time.
Who would steal a planet? Written by Douglas Adams.
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 drive. Doctor Who returns September 18.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EDT "Paradise Towers" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 24, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Mel's obsession with the perfect swimming pool lands her and the 7th
Doctor in hot water. At the Paradise Towers Resort, Apartment
Complex, Slum, and Deathtrap, civilization has collapsed. Within a
matter of years, presumably intelligent people have lost all memory
of life outside the towers, civilization, and being anything other
than utter creeps.
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), 62-2 (28-
DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
Baltimore Dish 22,8736
Late Saturday Mid EDT "Planet Of The Spiders" movie
Series 11, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Next week, MPT skips to the Patrick Troughton stories starting with
The Tomb Of The Cybermen. This is a change from earlier listings
that had them skipping to the second half of the Tom Baker era with
The Ribos Operation. This week, the 3rd Doctor discovers that the
Metebelis Crystal he brought back to Earth has attracted attention
from forces on Metebelis who want it back, regardless of the cost to
Earth. Death ensues.
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Late Saturday Midnight EDT "Doctor Who and the Silurians" ep 7of 7
Series 7, Episode 11. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Special time. Only one episode this week. The leader of the
Silurians fears that the 3rd Doctor may discover a cure for the
plague ravaging humanity. Drastic steps are taken, with drastic
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CDT "Time-Flight" pt 2 of 4
Series 19, Episode 24. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The 5th Doctor and a Concorde pursue the missing plane to a point
far in the past.
IPTV Iowa http://www.sffn.com/ http://www.iptv.org
analog 11, 32, 27, 12, 21, 24, 32, 36, 36
digital 11-2 (50-2), 32-2 (35-2), 27-2 (28-2), 45, 25, 18, 33, 35, 34
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 "Full Circle" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 18, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Right after the Time Lords notify the 4th Doctor that Romana must be
returned to Gallifrey or else, the TARDIS is caught in a CVE that
traps it in an alternate universe, between the Time Lords' grasp.
KUED/KUEW-DT/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/St. George/Richfield, UT
digital 7-1 (42-1), 18-1, 19-1
Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
Pre-empted. Doctor Who returns September 18.
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 Mind Of Evil" eps 5+6 of 6
Series 8, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The Master must get the 3rd Doctor's help when his machine of evil
goes amok and kills without permission. It is distracting his
attention from using a nuclear weapon for blackmail.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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