158This Week In Doctor Who - May 28, 2003
- May 28, 2003THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - May 28, 2003
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 6, No 22
Those of us in the US who stay up late or know how to set VCRs - the 1996
Doctor Who TV Movie is airing here on the US Sci-Fi Channel late Sunday June
15th at 1AM EDT East Feed / 1AM PDT West Feed.
Boston area Doctor Who fans with the DirecTV local channel package now have
WENH 11 Durham, New Hampshire (New Hampshire Public TV) on channel 11 for
new receivers, channel for older receivers. WENH was added on May 21, and
typically airs a Doctor Who episode on Saturday nights. Boston area Dish
Network subscribers with the local channel package got WENH back in January.
KBTC Tacoma, WA http://www.kbtc.org/ is airing a Doctor Who pledge special
on June 7 from 7 to 10PM, featuring The Three Doctors.
While I try to keep the column up to date, I do sometimes miss late changes
to schedules. If you see TWIDW's information getting out of synch with what
your local station is actually airing, let me know ASAP.
Additions and corrections are welcome at
firstname.lastname@example.org , bfelliott@... ,
bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:
"Shada" - new 6 episode version of Douglas Adams' TV story left unfinished
in 1979. Now an audio story with illustrations. Stars Paul McGann as the
Doctor, Lalla Ward as Romana, and John Leeson as K9.
Episodes 1,2,3,+4 - online
Episode 5 - online Friday 30 May at Noon BST
Episode 6 - online Friday 6 June at Noon BST
American Who http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/who
http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/who/52703.mp3 - Jon Pertwee; Gail
First, a 1982 interview that South Florida broadcaster Chuck Zinc had with
Jon Pertwee discussing Doctor Who, Worzel Grummidge, and other acting
topics. The second part of the show has Joey Reynolds' 2001 interview with
Gail Bennett, fan illustrator whose artwork got used on the UK editions of
the Doctor Who "Find Your Fate" books of the 1980s, in a discussion
remembering Jon Pertwee. The 5/19 edition with Wendy Padbury and Charles
Martin is still online at the American Who website.
Business Talk Radio Network http://www.businesstalkradio.net/
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-6AM EDT (11PM-3AM PDT, 7-11AM BST, 4-8PM AEST ) "Sci-Fi
Overdrive" http://www.scifioverdrive.com/ station list on the scifioverdrive
http://www.businesstalkradio.net/weekday_host/Archives/sfo.shtml - archives
in MP3 format
Live audio link at Business Talk website - requires Windows Media Player.
National sci-fi radio talk show, sometimes with Doctor Who content. Easiest
to hear in timezones outside the USA. Program details not revealed yet. For
the past couple of weeks, portions of the most recent American Who program
have been included in the 4th hour, which not all stations air. I do not
know if American Who will be included this week.
UK Gold http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Late Fri 12:30-2:20AM, Sat 7:10-9AM BST "Pyramids Of Mars" movie
In 1911, the Earth was destroyed when an intergalactic secret hidden in an
Egyptian tomb is unveiled. Or was it? The Doctor investigates.
Late Sat 1:25-3:10AM, Sun 7:15-9AM BST "The Android Invasion" movie
A return to Earth brings the 4th Doctor and Sarah to a tiny English village
and U*N*I*T's involvement in a space mission. But there is a surprising lack
of people. And no one remembers the Doctor. What has happened to the Earth?
UK Gold + 1
Late Fri 1:30-3:20AM BST "Pyramids Of Mars" movie
Late Sat 2:25-4:10AM BST "The Android Invasion" movie
Video On Demand. Now playing:
"Robot" all 4 pts
"The Ark In Space" all 4 pts
"The Sontaran Experiment" both pts
TELE 5 Poland http://www.tele5.pl/
Weekdays 4:40PM CET "Tom Baker episodes with Polish subtitles"
TELE 5 ran 26 Tom Baker episodes last year, and has been rerunning them on
weekdays for the last few weeks. Their website is of little use in
determining which stories are airing, and the episode order was largely
random, so seeing part 4 of, say, The Brain Of Morbius, would give you no
clue as to what the next story would be.
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
Weeknights 2 episodes Midnight + 4AM EDT (9PM + 1AM PDT)
Saturday/Sunday complete stories Midnight + 3:30AM EDT (9PM + 12:30AM PDT)
Wed "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pts 3+4 of 4
The Cybermen take over Nerva, hoping to use the station and its surviving
crew in a plot to destroy Voga, the planet of gold, the only substance able
to kill Cybermen. Unbeknowest to the Cybermen, the Vogans have their own
weapon of Mass Destruction, which they plan to use to destroy Nerva.
Thu "Terror Of The Zygons" pts 1+2 of 4
Fri "Terror Of The Zygons" pts 3+4 of 4
Loch Ness is hiding more than a monster - it's also hiding shape changing
aliens with designs of turning Earth into their new home.
Sat "Image Of The Fendahl" all 4 pts
The 4th Doctor and Leela investigate the existence on Earth of a scanner
whose frequency will rip the planet apart within days if not dealt with.
Human curiosity has uncovered a shocking secret from the galactic past.
Sun "The Sun Makers" all 4 pts
The 4th Doctor, Leela, and K9 find the survivors of humanity living as
virtual slaves on Pluto, where a ruthless government/corporation combo
exploits the species for money. Tis a bad idea to mess with the Doctor's
Mon "Planet Of Evil" pts 1+2 of 4
Tue "Planet Of Evil" pts 3+4 of 4
In the distant future, a scientific expedition is nearly wiped out
discovering a new form of energy. This is the story of the rescue committee
that had the misfortune to find the missing expedition.
Channel numbers in brackets ( ) indicate a digital station that is not on
the air. All stations currently airing Doctor Who that do not have digital
transmitters on the air have received wavers from the FCC giving them till
November 1, 2003 to go on the air. Low power stations do not currently have
NHPTV New Hampshire http://www.nhptv.org
digital 57,48,(49) - simulcast of analog begins in 2003?
Boston DirecTV Local 11,955
Boston Dish Local 11,8781
Pledge season. Next episode airs Late Saturday June 14 at Midnight.
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
Pre-empted by pledge drives. Next episode June 22nd. Oddly enough, WCNY had
gone back to Robot instead of airing The Masque Of Mandragora. The listings
claim that episodes of The Sea Devils will air next month, though in theory
Robot episode 4 should air next.
WSKG Binghamton, NY http://www.wskg.com
Sat 11:30PM EDT "The Brain Of Morbius" pt 1 of 4
Morbius. The hot new tourist destination. Lovely naturalistic weather. No
global warming. Lots of fresh water. No pollen or bug problems. No tourist
has ever complained. Indeed, no tourist has ever LEFT the planet. Starting
next week, WSKG airs 2 Doctor Who episodes a week at 11PM for at least 2
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
Philadelphia DirecTV Local 35,909
Philadelphia Dish Local 35,8162
Sat 11PM EDT "State Of Decay" pts 3+4 of 4
The vampires are hiding another vampire, a Giant Vampire. One of a species
the Time Lords are committed to destroying, no matter what the cost.
MPT Maryland http://www.mpt.org
digital 42,(29),(62),(44),(28),(56) - simulcast of analog begins in 2003?
DC/Hagerstown & Baltimore DirecTV Local 22,980
Late Sat Mid EDT "Attack Of The Cybermen" movie
Lytton, former ally of the Daleks, entraps the 6th Doctor, Peri, and the
Cybermen in a cunning deception. Who is he really working for? Will anyone
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org
Cincinnati DirecTV Local 48,909
Cincinnati Dish Local 48,8356
Sat 11PM EDT "Vengeance On Varos" 4 pt version, pts 3+4
The Governor's life is endangered when he finally begins to object to the
vicious methods of "justice" and "entertainment" used on his planet.
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
Sat 11:40PM CDT "The Seeds Of Doom" pt 1 of 6
The discovery of alien seed pods in Antarctica draw the attention of the 4th
Doctor and Sarah, who fear that great danger is about to be awakened.
IPTV Iowa http://www.sffn.com http://www.iptv.org
digital 50,(45),(25),(18),(28),(33),(35),(35) - simulcast of analog begins
Des Moines DirecTV Local coming soon
Des Moines Dish Local 11,9116
Cedar Rapids Dish Local 12,9161
Omaha, NE Dish Local 32,9146
Sat 11:35PM CDT "The Brain Of Morbius" pts 1+2 of 4
See WSKG for details.
KERA/K44FI Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX http://www.kera.org
Dallas DirecTV Local 13,889
Dallas Dish Local 13,8406
Late Fri 12:30AM CDT "Snakedance" movie
The Mara reinvades Tegan's mind, forcing the 5th Doctor and Nyssa to go to
drastic steps to save her and keep her from being used to destroy the
KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org
Denver DirecTV Local 12,910
Denver Dish Local 12,8211
Pre-empted by pledge drives. Next Doctor Who episodes air Late Friday June
KUED/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
Salt Lake City DirecTV Local 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish Local 7,8536
Sat 11:30PM MDT "Warriors' Gate" pt 3 of 4
The 4th Doctor and Romana learn the secrets of the civilization of the Time
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA http://www.kbtc.org
Seattle DirecTV Local 12,910
Seattle Dish Local 28,8620
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT "Ghostlight" pts 1+2 of 3
The 7th Doctor's drive to understand one of Ace's phobias leads the TARDIS
team into a web of murder and devastation. And possibly a betrayal of trust
that he would not be able to recover from. Why is KBTC skipping
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
San Francisco DirecTV Local 54,903
Salinas Dish Local 25,9190
Doctor Who is on hiatus.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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