THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - October 6, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 40
BBC Worldwide issued a press release confirming the sale of the
upcoming Doctor Who series to the CBC in Canada - it's online at
eases/2004/10_october/doctor_who_canada.shtml . The 13 episodes will
air at a date to be determined.
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT http://www.kued.org
has actually been
airing Full Circle these past few weeks, not The Invisible Enemy as
they told me in September. Their website has the correct schedule
now. They are airing episodes in production order, so Warriors' Gate
will air later this month, instead of State Of Decay, the next
Joey (Reynolds) Donovan of Sci-Fi Overdrive
reports that with the premiere of new
Doctor Who episodes getting closer, the 1st hour of Overdrive (when
in firstrun) will now have a section devoted to Doctor Who news,
beginning October 11.
Upcoming airings of Doctor Who (the 1996 TV Movie) on the
Starz/Encore Movie Pack http://www.starz.com
. Spanish language
audio on secondary channel:
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
Looking at the advance schedule, Doctor Who will not air on Starz in
November, so if you miss one of the 9 October showings, you'll have
to wait for a bit to see it again.
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 Smith: Noel Clarke
Jackie Tyler: Camille Coduri
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
45 minute episodes
First broadcaster - BBC One
1) CBC Canada
"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
Maureen O'Brien (Vicki in the Hartnell era) discusses life, acting,
writing, and her part in the Doctor Who legend. Part 1 of 2.
Rob Shearman from the new episodes writing staff discusses Daleks
and other developments in a candid interview with Joey.
10/9 - Maureen O'Brien, part 2
10/23 - Peter Purves (Steven Taylor), part 1
11/10 - Peter Purves, part 2
11/24 - Tom Baker (audio from 1983 KTEH 54 Special)
12/11 - Barry Letts (encore broadcast)
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 - News & Comment (including a Doctor Who segment). Hour 2 -
TBA. Hour 3 - TBA.
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 "Attack Of The Cybermen" movie
Series 22, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Lytton, stranded on Earth since Resurrection Of The Daleks (skipped
on this run by UKTV Gold due to rights issues), has sent out a
distress call. The Cybermen responded, and now a race is on to
determine the fate of Earth in 1985.
Sunday 7-9AM BST "Vengeance On Varos" movie
Series 22, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Varos uses televised torture and execution to pacify the public and
boost primetime ratings. But who would be so bored, so weak, so
apathetic that they would watch reality TV? Er, don't answer that
Thursday 6:04PM "Planet Of The Spiders" pt 4 of 6
Monday 6:04PM "Planet Of The Spiders" pt 5 of 6
Tuesday 6:03PM "Planet Of The Spiders" pt 6 of 6
Series 11, Episodes 24 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The 3rd Doctor must outwit the Spiders and their plans for the Great
Crystal. He winds up getting advice from an old friend. End of the
Jon Pertwee era.
Wednesday 6:04PM "Robot" pt 1 of 4
Series 12, Episode 1. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Regeneration brings a 4th Doctor, introduces us to Harry Sullivan,
and sets U*N*I*T after stolen top secret plans and materials.
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
7 Days A Week 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories
Wednesday "The Creature From The Pit" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 17, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor has some heart to heart talks with the giant green
creature that's been crushing people in the Pit. Lady Adrasta
doesn't like what she hears.
Thursday "Nightmare Of Eden" pts 1+2 of 4
Friday "Nightmare Of Eden" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 17, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor suspects that an unstable CET machine is responsible
when monsters run loose on two ships stuck together due to an
Saturday "The Androids Of Tara" all 4 pts
Series 16, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor, Romana, and K9 get drawn into the intrigue behind
Tara's coronation. The Doctor must ensure the survival of the
rightful heir by any means necessary. But a delightfully evil Count
has eyes on the throne too, and plans to use androids to help get
it. Featuring Mary Tamm, Mary Tamm, and Mary Tamm.
Sunday "The Power Of Kroll" all 4 pts
Series 16, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
An oil refinery's activities inadvertently awaken the mighty Kroll,
worshiped by native people, and hungry for humanoid people for
Monday "The Horns Of Nimon" pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday "The Horns Of Nimon" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 17, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
A black hole where it doesn't belong causes the TARDIS crew to stop
in at Skonnos, home to a decaying Empire. The Skonnons have been
promised power and greatness again by the Nimon. Somehow, promises
like that always result in the one promising being an con man. Er,
con bull. Er, con-being?
Encore Mystery http://www.starz.com
"Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
Wednesday 8AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Saturday 6:50AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
As a final request, the Master asked the Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) to
return his ashes to Gallifrey. It's a trap of course, and soon the
Doctor finds himself crash landing on Earth. A murder gone wrong and
the chaos that follows leaves the Doctor with a faulty memory and 24
hours before the Earth is destroyed. Starring Paul McGann and Daphne
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 Masque Of Mandragora" pt 3 of 4
Series 14, Episode 3. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Mandragora continues his quest for power, endangering Count
Giuliano's evil quest for power.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EDT "Dragonfire" pts 2+3 of 3
Series 24, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
The 7th Doctor and Glitz hunt for the Dragon's treasure. Mel faces
her greatest danger ever - a girl named Ace.
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
Saturday Midnight-1:30AM EDT "The Krotons" movie
Series 6, Episodes 19 through 22. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.
On the planet of the Gonds, the best and brightest Gonds are chosen
to see the Krotons, and are never seen again. The 2nd Doctor and
company discover why the Krotons are so eager to have the best and
brightest of such dull people. It's not their fashion sense.
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Saturday 11PM EDT "The Ambassadors Of Death" ep 7 of 7
Series 7, Episode 18. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The 3rd Doctor and Liz rush to stop a TV broadcast that could launch
an interplanetary war.
Saturday 11:25PM EDT "Inferno" ep 1 of 7
Series 7, Episode 19. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
While U*N*I*T helps Professor Stahlmann on a special drilling
project to the centre of the Earth, the 3rd Doctor tries to ignore
it all and work on the TARDIS. When Stahlmann tries to cut off the
Doctor's supply of power, sparks fly.
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign DirecTV 12 (coming soon?)
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CDT "Arc Of Infinity" pt 2 of 4
Series 20, Episode 2. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The 5th Doctor finds himself facing trial due to the effort to copy
his body. Nyssa finds the situation quite unacceptable. Maxil: Colin
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 DirecTV 12 (coming 10/12/04?)
Cedar Rapids Dish 12,9161
Omaha DirecTV 32
Omaha Dish 32,9146
Sioux City Dish 27,7195
Quad Cities DirecTV 36 (coming 10/19/04?)
Quad Cities Dish 36,7607 (not yet available)
Saturday 11:35PM CDT "Warriors' Gate" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 18, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Tom Baker.
At the border between universes, the 4th Doctor discovers secrets
about the past and warnings of the future.
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
Saturday 11:35PM MDT "Full Circle" pt 4 of 4
Series 18, Episode 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Marshmen advance.
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 "Colony In Space" eps 3+4 of 6
Series 8, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The surprise arrival of the Master complicates the 3rd Doctor's
efforts to bring peace between the Miners and the Farmers. Hopefully
it will cause the Doctor to realize that more is going on.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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