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196This Week In Doctor Who - December 10, 2003

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  • Benjamin Elliott
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - December 10, 2003
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 6, No 50
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
      thisweekindoctorwho-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

      Welcome to the weekly guide to the known Doctor Who broadcasts
      worldwide.

      BBCi http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho removed Shada from their
      website on 8 December as they said they would. This is to enable the
      CD release of Shada to have a period of exclusivity. Shada should
      return to BBCi's website in mid-2004, and remaining there until 2008.

      In case anyone is confused - Shada is the Douglas Adams' story that
      has been remade starring Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor. Shalka is
      shorthand for The Scream Of The Shalka, the animated story starring
      Richard E. Grant currently being serialized on BBCi. Scream Of The
      Shalka has *not* been taken off the BBCi website. Shada - gone.
      Shalka - still here.

      BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone has scheduled "The Story Of
      Doctor Who", the 40th anniversary documentary, to air on Tuesday 30
      December at 6:30PM GMT, as part of the Christmas programming. No
      rebroadcasts or airings in other countries have been announced at
      this time.

      Encore Australia is airing Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D. on Monday
      5 January 2004 at 5:35AM AEDT.

      Corrections and updates are always welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
      owner@yahoogroups.com , bfelliott@... , TWIDW on AOL IM ,
      and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. Here are the listings:

      RADIO/INTERNET:

      BBCi http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/shalka
      "The Scream Of The Shalka" - episode 4 online now, episode 5
      premieres Thursday 11 December. Fully animated in Flash format. The
      Ninth Doctor is a haunted alien. Something happened to him. Now he
      dreads the thought of visiting Earth, of fighting evil, of caring
      about people. Unfortunately, a Shalka invasion fleet has a base in
      rural England, and the Doctor has no choice but to intervene one
      more time. Richard E. Grant is The Doctor.
      older online drama:

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/realtime
      "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. Viewer
      discretion advised for the illustrations of episodes 4 through 6.

      New Zealand Radio (National Service) http://www.radionz.co.nz/nr/f-
      nr.htm
      Sun 4:50PM "Slipback" pt 4 of 6
      The 6th Doctor and Peri's adventures on the Vipod Mor continue.

      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/who/120903.mp3
      This "should" be the link to the newest installment, but the website
      was down with technical problems when the column was in production.
      Part One of Two. Compilation of a 1987 radio interview on WINZ-AM
      Miami on the Jay Michaels midday show. John-Nathan Turner, Nicola
      Bryant, and Brian Sloman were guests on the final stop of the Doctor
      Who Celebration tour.
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/who/111703.mp3
      40th Anniversary special. Joey Reynolds' exclusive interview with
      original series producer Verity Lambert, conducted days after the
      announcement of the revival of Doctor Who.
      Tentative upcoming schedule:
      December 23 -conclusion of the December 1987 radio interview on WINZ-
      AM Miami.
      January 5, 2004 - Peter Davison on the return of Doctor Who and
      doing the DVD commentaries.

      Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com
      on Business Talk Network http://www.businesstalkradio.net
      Late Sun/Early Mon 2-6AM EST (11PM-3AM PST, 7-11AM GMT, 6-10PM AEDT)
      Live Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
      Hour 1 - Joey Donovan, Lauren Urban, and David Durica ponder the
      future return of Doctor Who. Hour 2 - a representative of the "Save
      Farscape" campaign discusses the rescue of Farscape from the
      cancellation bin. Hour 3 - Tony Panaccio from Intec Interactive on
      Marvel Comics' latest gambit - comics on DVD; Charles Martin from
      Orlando City Beat on Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King. Hour
      4 - Denise Crosby is making Trekkers 2, a globally oriented sequel
      to the documentary Trekkers.

      TV:

      UK:

      UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Sat 6:25-9AM GMT "The Two Doctors" movie
      The 6th Doctor investigates the disappearance of his second
      incarnation, only to find himself trying to complete the earlier
      mission. Guest starring Jacqueline Pearce, who was on Blake's 7.
      Sun 7:10-9AM GMT "Timelash" movie
      The 6th Doctor investigates the disappearance of mirrors on Karfel,
      only to find himself cleaning up a tyrant first opposed by his third
      incarnation. Guest starring Paul Darrow, who was on Blake's 7.
      According to advance TV listings, Doctor Who will air an hour
      earlier next weekend, and is off the air the weekend of 27 and 28
      December for Christmas programming.

      UK Gold + 1
      Sat 7:25-10AM GMT "The Two Doctors" movie
      Sun 8:10-10AM GMT "Timelash" movie

      AUSTRALIA:

      ABC http://www.varos.net/drwho/ http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thu 6:05PM "The Space Museum - The Dimensions Of Time" ep 2 of 4
      Mon 6:05PM "The Space Museum -The Search" ep 3 of 4
      Tue 6:05PM "The Space Museum - The Final Phase" ep 4 of 4
      There's a reason the Space Museum has so few tourist visitors - they
      seem to have a strange predilection with killing visitors off,
      freeze drying them, and putting them up as exhibits. The 1st Doctor
      and company have already forseen this - can they outwit their own
      destiny?
      Wed 6:05PM "The Chase - The Executioners" ep 1 of 6
      The Daleks launch an offensive against the Doctor, who they blame
      for their defeat conquering the Earth. Infiltrate and kill.
      Infiltrate and kill. The Beatles: themselves.

      CANADA/USA:

      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      7 Days A Week 1 + 3:30AM EST (10PM + 12:30AM PST) - 2 episodes
      weekdays, full stories weekends)
      Wed "The Leisure Hive" pts 1+2 of 4
      Thu "The Leisure Hive" pts 3+4 of 4
      A spectacularly unsuccessful vacation in Brighton inspires the 4th
      Doctor and Romana to seek out another vacation destination -
      Argolis, home of the Leisure Hive. Naturally, they get suspected of
      murder.
      Fri "Meglos" pts 1+2 of 4
      The last survivor of a species of intelligent Cacti impersonates the
      4th Doctor to plot the theft of the powerful Dodecahedron.
      Sat "The Power Of Kroll" all 4 pts
      For centuries, the mighty squid Kroll has slept. As long as it
      remains undisturbed, it will continue to sleep. Alas, drilling for
      methane all around him is exactly the sort of thing that might wake
      Kroll up. And Kroll is a very dangerous squid.
      Sun "The Armageddon Factor" all 6 pts (1AM only)
      The final segment of the Key To Time is hidden amidst the nuclear
      war and annihilation going on between the worlds of Atrios and Zeos.
      A dark force is manipulating the paths of the worlds, and knows the
      purpose of the Doctor's quest.
      Mon "Meglos" pts 3+4 of 4
      The 4th Doctor is accused of stealing the Dodecahedron, while Meglos
      prepares to put it to its original use.
      Tue "Full Circle" pts 1+2 of 4
      The Time Lords have demanded Romana's return to Gallifrey. To
      Romana's horror, the 4th Doctor prepares to comply. But the TARDIS
      will find getting to Gallifrey a little harder than expected.

      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 drives. Terror Of The Zygons begins December 20.

      WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
      analog 24, 59
      digital 24-1 (25-1)
      Pre-empted by pledge drives. Pyramids Of Mars begins December 21.

      WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
      analog 35
      digital 35-1 (34-1)
      Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
      Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
      Sat 11PM EST "Enlightenment" pts 1+2 of 4
      Turlough finds himself backed into a corner. Unable to reveal the
      bargain he made with the Black Guardian. Unwilling to complete the
      agreement. Uneager to face the Guardian's wrath. And with every
      decision he takes, Turlough seems to find himself one step closer to
      discovery and death.

      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 Sat Mid EST "Planet Of Giants" movie (Planet Of Giants,
      Dangerous Journey, Crisis)
      The TARDIS finds its way to present day Earth. But Ian and Barbara
      can't go home - they are the size of ants.

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
      analog 48
      digital 48-2 (34-2)
      Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
      Sat 11PM EST "Dragonfire" pts 2+3 of 3
      Mel and Ace try to work together, while Glitz and the 7th Doctor
      uncover the secrets of Iceworld.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital 9 - not on air
      Sat 11:40PM CST "State Of Decay" pt 4 of 4
      Ancient Time Lord records may hold the key to defeating the three
      vampiric rulers and their true ruler.

      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 Dish 32,9146
      Sat 11:35PM CST "The Two Doctors" 6 pt version, pts 3+4
      The 6th Doctor (Colin Baker) heads in pursuit of his second
      incarnation (Patrick Troughton), who has been kidnapped and brought
      to Earth. Peri: Nicola Bryant. Jamie: Frazer Hines.

      KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org
      analog 12, 32
      digital 12-1 (38-1)
      Denver DirecTV 12,910
      Denver Dish 12,8211
      Pre-empted this week for pledge drives. Inferno begins December 20.

      KUED/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
      analog 7
      digital 7-1 (42-1), 19-1 (19-1)
      Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
      Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
      Sat 11:30PM MST "The Visitation" pt 3 of 4
      The Terrileptils strike a very personal blow against the 5th Doctor.

      KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA http://www.kbtc.org
      analog 28,15,65
      digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
      Seattle DirecTV 28,910
      Seattle Dish 28,8620
      Sat 7PM + 12:30AM PST "The Space Museum - The Space Museum" ep 1 of 4
      Sat 7:30PM + 1AM PST "The Space Museum - The Dimensions Of Time" ep
      2 of 4
      A disruption in the dimensions of time gives the 1st Doctor, Ian,
      Barbara, and Vicki a disturbing look into their own futures. When
      existing on the wrong time track, no one can hear you scream.

      KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
      analog 54,25
      digital 50,58 - not on air
      Next Doctor Who broadcast TBA.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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