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205This Week In Doctor Who - January 28, 2004

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  • Benjamin Elliott
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - January 28, 2004
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 7, No 4
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      We begin this week with advanced news for UK Gold
      http://www.ukgold.tv Doctor Who fans. After UK Gold airs "Survival"
      on February 14, they will cycle back to "Robot", the first story of
      the Tom Baker era, skipping for now the Jon Pertwee era which has
      been included the last couple of times UK Gold has aired the series.
      UK Gold is also skipping the William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton
      stories, but they have done that for years. When they were airing
      Hartnell and Troughton stories, it was at a separate day of the week
      from the regular rotation.

      ABC Australia http://www.abc.net.au/tv made a sudden schedule
      change, pre-empting Doctor Who on Australia Day (26 January). This
      moved the conclusion of The Gunfighters (The OK Corral) to 27
      January and shifted all future episodes back one weekday.

      Shaun Lyon of Outpost Gallifrey and the annual Gallifrey Conventions
      http://www.gallifreyone.com is being interviewed on the next
      American Who episode, airing nationwide on Business Talk Radio early
      Monday February 2nd at 5AM Eastern/2AM Pacific as part of the Sci-Fi
      Overdrive program. Check the links under American Who and Sci-Fi
      Overdrive to see how to catch the interview if you're not up at that
      hour or Business Talk Radio isn't in your area.

      Encore Australia is airing Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D. on
      Thursday 29 January at 6:45AM AEDT.

      The South American Sci-Fi Channel is airing SF: UK - Trips Through
      Time And Space late Monday 16 February at 12:45AM. Matthew De
      Abaitua takes a look at 60s Doctor Who, the age of psychedelic sci-
      fi.

      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" - starring Richard E. Grant as The
      Doctor. 6 episode online animated drama. The Doctor uncovers a plot
      to remake the Earth from underground. The Shalka invasion is
      underway.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/realtime
      "Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen. 6 episode
      illustrated audio drama. 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.


      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      Early Mon 5AM EST (2AM PST, 10AM GMT, 9PM AEDT)
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/who/020205.mp3
      Shaun Lyon of Outpost Gallifrey http://www.gallifreyone.com is the
      featured guest in the latest edition of American Who. The upcoming
      Gallifrey One convention is the topic. First airs as hour 4 of Sci-
      Fi Overdrive - see below. Should appear online at the link above
      within a few days of the broadcast.
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/who/011905.mp3
      Corrected link. The first American Who episode in the current every
      two week format. Interviews with the 5th Doctor (Peter Davison) and
      Jason Haigh-Ellery of Big Finish Productions (the ongoing original
      Who audio releases).
      http://members.aol.com/americanwho/0101041a.mp3
      http://members.aol.com/americanwhofan/0101041b.mp3
      Conclusion of a 1987 radio interview with John-Nathan Turner, Nicola
      Bryant, and Brian Sloman, conducted at the end of the Doctor Who
      Celebration tour. Also, Charles Martin reviews the year in Doctor
      Who. Goes offline when the Shaun Lyon episode goes online.

      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 - Sci-Fi news and comment with the gang. Hour 2 - F. Paul
      Wilson, author of "Gateways", current book in the Repairman Jack
      series. Hour 3 - Alisa Kwitney, author of "The Sandman: King Of
      Dreams. Hour 4 - American Who with guest Shaun Lyon of Outpost
      Gallifrey.

      TV:

      UK:

      UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Sat 7:10-9AM GMT "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy" movie
      A universally beloved institution has fallen on hard times. People
      have other things to do and watch. Stunt casting hasn't worked.
      Maybe killing the performers will work better. Bring in a very
      interactive audience. Can the 7th Doctor and Ace stop a phenomenon
      gone mad by its own history?
      Sun 9:05-11AM GMT "Battlefield" movie
      The 1990s. The near future. When the 7th Doctor and Ace return to
      England, they find U*N*I*T in need of help. Arthurian knights from
      another dimension are wreaking havoc. Can the 7th Doctor educate a
      new Brigadier in the way of alien "diplomacy"? And can old Brigadier
      Lethbridge-Stewart save the day one final time?

      UK Gold + 1
      Sat 8:10-10AM GMT "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy" movie
      Sun 10:05AM-Noon GMT "Battlefield" movie

      AUSTRALIA:

      ABC http://www.varos.net/drwho/ http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thu 6:06PM "The War Machines" ep 2 of 4
      Mon 6:02PM "The War Machines" ep 3 of 4
      Tue 6:02PM "The War Machines" ep 4 of 4
      In the final 1st Doctor story complete enough for the syndicated
      package, the 1st Doctor must stop the insane computer WOTAN before
      its surrogate machines declare war on humanity. This story sees the
      departure of the character of Dodo Chaplet and the introduction of
      Ben Jackson and Polly Lopez/Wright/last name disputed. Since no
      stories from the 1966-1967 series are currently complete, the entire
      rest of the Ben & Polly stories will not air. During this gap, the
      Cybermen appear for the first time as villains, the Doctor has
      a "regeneration" and Patrick Troughton assumes the role, an 18th
      Century Scottish piper named Jamie joins the crew, and finally a
      Victorian girl named Victoria.
      Wed 6:02PM "The Tomb Of The Cybermen" ep 1 of 4
      The 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria land on the planet Telos, where
      an archaeological expedition believes they have found the place
      where the Cybermen died out once and for all.

      Encore Australia
      Thu 6:45AM AEDT "Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D." 1966 theatrical
      movie
      Remake of the 1964 William Hartnell serial "The Dalek Invasion Of
      Earth". Dr. Who and company land on Earth in the mid 22nd Century,
      when Daleks have conquered Earth and nearly extinguished the human
      spirit. Dr. Who and Susan decide to stop the Daleks.

      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 Face Of Evil" pts 1+2 of 4
      Thu "The Face Of Evil" pts 3+4 of 4
      The 4th Doctor arrives on a world where he is viewed as an evil
      demon that is imprisoning the local god. A god that shares the
      Doctor's voice. What the Doctor doesn't remember could doom them all.
      Fri "The Robots Of Death" pts 1+2 of 4
      The 4th Doctor and Leela are the prime suspects in a series of
      murders on board a Sandminer.
      Sat "Robot" all 4 pts
      The Doctor's regeneration into his 4th persona (Tom Baker) throws
      U*N*I*T for a loop as they try to investigate a series of murders
      and robberies that could lead to the creation of the ultimate gun.
      Sun "The Ark In Space" all 4 pts
      In the dark recess of space, humanity is in a time out. Sleeping
      away till the Earth becomes inhabitable again. Oversleeping. Easy
      prey for the Wirrn.
      Mon "The Robots Of Death" pts 3+4 of 4
      The murders continue, but suspicion shifts to the robots.
      Tue "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" pts 1+2 of 6
      A popular magician is the top suspect in the 4th Doctor's book in a
      series of murders in Chinatown.

      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. Doctor Who returns next week at 11:30PM Saturday. All
      February airings will be at 11:30PM.

      WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
      analog 24, 59
      digital 24-1 (25-1)
      Sun 5:30PM EST "The Android Invasion" pt 3 of 4
      The Kraals are planning an invasion force to head for Earth.

      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 "The Awakening" pts 1+2 of 2
      The 5th Doctor, Turlough, and Tegan get caught up in War Games in
      Little Hobcombe.

      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 "The Time Meddler" movie (The Watcher, The Meddling
      Monk, A Battle Of Wits, Checkmate)
      The 1st Doctor, Vicki, and Steven arrive in England in 1066, where
      Vikings are threatening to invade and a Monk seems to have far too
      much knowledge of 20th Century technology.

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
      analog 48
      digital 48-2 (34-2)
      Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
      Sat 11PM EST "Battlefield" pts 1+2 of 4
      See UK Gold for details.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital 9 - not on air
      Champaign Dish 12,7407
      Sat 11:42PM CST "The Keeper Of Traken" pt 1 of 4
      A Melkur sets root on Traken, bringing evil to a world that has no
      idea how to deal with the concept.

      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 Invasion Of Time" pts 5+6 of 6
      The 4th Doctor and company race to save Gallifrey from destruction.
      Meanwhile, a romance tries to blossom.

      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
      Late Fri 12:30AM MST "Terror Of The Autons" eps 2+3 of 4
      Sat 11PM MST "Terror Of The Autons" ep 4 of 4
      The 3rd Doctor matches wits with The Master, an evil Time Lord using
      Autons to aide in his conquest of the Earth.
      Sat 11:30PM MST "The Mind Of Evil" ep 1 of 6
      The Brigadier wants the 3rd Doctor and Jo to be U*N*I*T's observers
      at a demonstration of a new medical procedure that would eliminate
      any need for capital punishment or life in prison.

      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 "Earthshock" pt 4 of 4
      The Cybermen take control of the starliner as it gets closer and
      closer to the Earth.

      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 Ark - The Steel Sky" ep 1 of 4
      Sat 7:30PM + 1AM PST "The Ark - The Plague" ep 2 of 4
      The TARDIS arrives on a ship bearing the future of humanity as they
      leave a dying Earth. The more things change, the more they stay the
      same. Things go downhill the moment the 1st Doctor arrives.

      KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
      analog 54,25
      digital 50,58 - not on air
      San Francisco DirecTV 54,903
      San Francisco Dish 54,8234
      Monterey Dish 25,9190
      Late Sat 1:30AM PST "Interview With Terry Nation"
      An archival interview with Terry Nation, creator of the Daleks,
      writer of many Doctor Who and other sci-fi stories.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2004.