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This Week In Doctor Who - June 26, 2002

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  • Benjamin F. Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - June 26, 2002 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 5, No 26 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 26, 2002
      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - June 26, 2002
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 5, No 26

      Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who on Television.

      Since this column focuses on TV Doctor Who, other goings on in the Doctor
      Who universe don't usually get discussed here much. However, I think we
      should stop for a minute and remember Michael Palmer. Michael Palmer was a
      Doctor Who fan in his mid 30s, who for the last several years has helped
      recreate the early years of Doctor Who for we later generations of fans who
      otherwise might miss out. By himself, and later with the JV Dr Who
      Reconstructions team http://www.telesnaps.com/ , Michael created telesnap
      reconstructions of many of the lost Hartnell and Troughton stories. You take
      the photos, telesnaps, surviving clips, and fan audio recordings from the
      lost stories, lovingly put them together, and create the closest thing to
      the original episodes that we will ever see unless the episodes turn up
      again. Michael died after a long illness last week, and will be missed.

      POLAND - TELE 5's obscure listings enabled errors to slip through for
      several weeks. TELE 5 skipped the last 2 episodes of Genesis Of The Daleks.
      Also, they are airing the stories in production order, so Revenge Of The
      Cybermen aired weeks ago, and they've now gotten through Terror Of The
      Zygons. We still don't know what the Polish titles for the episodes are.
      Thanks to our Polish Doctor Who fan for keeping track of this. If anyone
      knows of a good program which translates Polish websites, let me know.

      CANADA - Fans of Doctor Who on BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca/ , take note.
      Beginning Saturday, 6 July, the weekend omnibus Doctor Who broadcast times
      will change slightly. Stories will still air at 3:30PM Saturdays and
      Sundays, but the repeats will move to 10:30PM instead of 10PM. Weekday
      airing times remain unaffected.

      South America - Still need help from someone who has Uniseries
      http://www.uniseries.com.ar down there. What Doctor Who episodes are they
      airing? And starting 7 July, Doctor Who will also air Sunday mornings,
      bringing it to 3 weekly broadcasts.

      USA - The 1996 Doctor Who Movie (starring Paul McGann) is airing on the
      Sci-Fi Channel http://www.scifi.com/ on Sunday, June 30 at 5PM Eastern.
      Sci-Fi's contract for the movie was to air it 3 times in one year (July
      2001-June 2002). Unless they renewed the contract, this will be the third
      and final Sci-Fi airing, and the movie is available to other channels and
      networks again. As of this writing, clips from the movie are being used in
      promos for this Sunday's movie marathon (movies based on TV shows). Due to
      multiple time zones and two feeds of the channel, 5PM actually means:
      East Feed - 5PM EDT, 4PM CDT, 3PM MDT, 2PM PDT, 1PM Alaska, 11AM Hawaii
      West Feed - 6PM MDT, 5PM PDT, 4PM Alaska, 2PM Hawaii, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT

      Additions and corrections are welcome at
      thisweekindoctorwho-owner@yahoogroups.com , bfelliott@... ,
      bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:


      BBCi "Doctor Who Censor Clips"
      Requires RealPlayer
      Recently recovered clips from The Web Of Fear episodes 2,4,+5 and The Wheel
      In Space episode 5. The clips were cut from the original New Zealand
      broadcasts of these stories in 1970/1971, and right now the clips survive,
      while the episodes are still missing. Since last week's column went out (19
      June), the picture has been tweaked and is now much clearer.

      Fri 7PM EDT (6PM CDT) "Interstellar Transmissions"
      WWNN AM1470 Pompano Beach/Boca Raton, FL (Miami/West Palm Beach, FL)
      WBYU AM1450 New Orleans, LA http://www.bayou1450.com
      Joey Reynolds' weekly radio show for sci-fi news and interviews, broadcast
      live over the internet on all 3 websites listed above. This week - Dr. James
      Bell, astronomer.



      UK Gold http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Sat 6:30-9AM BST "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" movie
      A night at the theatre for the Doctor and Leela goes quite awry. Women are
      disappearing, and the answers seem to come from the sewers and a struggling
      theatre, where Li Hsen Chang is pleasing the crowds like they have never
      been pleased before.
      Sun 7:10-9AM BST "Horror Of Fang Rock" movie
      A suspicious fog impedes a lighthouse which is set up to protect ships from
      crashing on rocks. But the fog is not there for the purpose of harming
      ships - it is there to cover up an alien invasion.

      Homechoice http://www.homechoice.co.uk
      Video On Demand. Now playing:
      "Robot" all 4 pts
      "The Ark In Space" all 4 pts
      "The Sontaran Experiment" both pts


      BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com
      Wed Noon CET, Late Fri 12:30AM, Sat 4PM CET "The Greatest Show In The
      Galaxy" pt 3 of 4
      Thu Noon CET, Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET "The Greatest Show In The
      Galaxy" pt 4 of 4
      The 7th Doctor and Ace do battle against the mystical forces powering the
      Psychic Circus. When one of the performers regains his mind, they may
      finally have a chance of pulling through. Of course, if the Doctor can
      distract the forces with his magic tricks, it can't hurt.
      Wed Noon CET "Battlefield" pt 1 of 4
      In the near future (1992), U*N*I*T's latest military activities are
      interrupted by soldiers from another dimension and their worst nightmare -
      the return of the Doctor.

      TELE 5 Poland http://www.tele5.pl
      Sat-Sun 9:30AM CET "Pyramids Of Mars" pts 1 - 2 of 4
      Dubbed in Polish. TELE 5 has been airing stories in production order instead
      of broadcast order. If this were to change, then Planet Of Evil might air
      here. In 1911, Sutekh the Destroyer hatches a plot to escape from his prison
      by utilizing weak minded people and ancient Egyptian symbolism on Earth.


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      Weeknights 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EDT (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PDT)
      *Weeknight episodes are NEW to BBC Kids. Weekends are reruns.*
      Saturdays 3:30PM, 10PM EDT (12:30PM, 7PM PDT) - complete stories
      Sundays 3:30PM, 10PM EDT (12:30PM, 7PM PDT) - complete stories
      Wed-Fri "The Invasion Of Time" pts 4 - 6 of 6
      The 4th Doctor and Borusa hatch a daring plan to free the Time Lords from
      the Vardan invasion. Alas, they forget to account for a wild card - close
      down the defense barriers, and anyone can enter.
      Sat "The Face Of Evil" all 4 pts
      The 4th Doctor arrives on a planet where his voice is revered and his face
      is reviled, believed to be the face of utter evil and horror. Introducing
      Louise Jameson as Leela.
      Sun "The Robots Of Death" all 4 pts
      Murder mystery on a Sandminer, where the Doctor and Leela believe that
      robots are killing the crew, while the crew think the Doctor and Leela are
      Mon-Tue "The Ribos Operation" pts 1 - 2 of 4
      The 4th Doctor and new companion Romana find themselves stuck between clever
      crooks, an insane military general, and superstitious natives as they seek
      the first segment of The Key To Time.

      SCI-FI http://www.scifi.com/
      "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      East Feed - 5PM EDT, 4PM CDT, 3PM MDT, 2PM PDT, 1PM Alaska, 11AM Hawaii
      West Feed - 6PM MDT, 5PM PDT, 4PM Alaska, 2PM Hawaii, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT
      The 7th Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) fulfills the final request of The Master.
      He will transfer his old enemy's remains to Gallifrey. Alas, the Master is
      somewhat more alive than advertised, and forces the TARDIS to land in San
      Francisco on December 30, 1999, where the Doctor is gunned down. And that's
      where his troubles really begin. Intended as a continuation of the original
      TV series, this movie was hoping to launch a new series if the US ratings
      were high enough. Alas, they weren't, so a TV show has not to date occured.
      It has resulted in the 8th Doctor now being used for the current BBC Doctor
      Who books and Big Finish producing 10 (to date) audio stories featuring Paul
      McGann as the Doctor. The Doctor: Paul McGann. Dr. Grace Holloway: Daphne
      Ashbrook. Bruce/The Master: Eric Roberts.

      NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52 http://www.nhptv.org
      Late Thu & Late Sat Mid EDT "The Awakening" both pts
      In search of Tegan's Grandfather, the 5th Doctor and company discover that
      in the village of Little Hobcombe, the 17th and 20th Centuries are
      converging in a very dangerous way.

      WCNY/W59AU 24,59 Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
      Sun 5:30PM EDT "The Sontaran Experiment" pt 2 of 2
      The 4th Doctor decides to make life very difficult for the Sontaran
      interloper on Earth.

      WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org
      DirecTV 13/947 Dish 8136
      Late Sat Mid EDT "Time-Flight" pt 1 of 4
      The TARDIS crew, still in shock from recent events, arrive at Heathrow
      Airport in 1983, where the 5th Doctor looks into the disappearance of
      Concorde airplanes.

      WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
      DirecTV 35/909 Dish 8162
      Sat 11PM EDT "The Face Of Evil" pts 1+2 of 4
      See BBC Kids for story description.

      MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67 http://www.mpt.org
      DirecTV 22/980
      Late Sat Mid EDT "The Deadly Assassin" movie
      Disturbed by visions of murdering the President of the Time Lords, the 4th
      Doctor returns to Gallifrey to try to prevent the tragedy. Alas, the
      President is murdered, and it looks like the Doctor did it after all. Or is
      it all a trick by a very old enemy?

      WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org
      DirecTV 48/909 Dish 8356
      Sat 11PM EDT "Earthshock" pts 1+2 of 4
      Caves under 26th Century Earth have been infiltrated by aliens who have
      designs to make the planet uninhabitable. Will the military trust the 5th
      Doctor long enough to prevent disaster?

      WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL) http://www.chicagowho.com http://www.wyin.tv
      Sat 11PM CDT "Enlightenment" pts 1+2 of 4
      The Black Guardian steps up his threats towards Turlough, who seems
      incapable of carrying out orders to kill the Doctor. As for the 5th Doctor
      and Tegan, they've wound up as unintended guests of a boat engaged in an
      interstellar sea race.

      WILL 12 Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      Sat 11:15PM CDT "The Sun Makers" pt 1 of 4
      In this excellent story (also available on VHS), the Doctor and Leela
      discover that there is something worse than death - taxes!

      KAWE/KAWB 9,22 Bemidji/Brainerd, MN http://www.lakelandptv.org
      Sat 8PM, Sun 11PM CDT "Terror Of The Zygons" pt 2 of 4
      Harry's hospitalized, and there are those who are determined to keep him
      from talking to the 4th Doctor.

      TPT 2 St. Paul, MN http://www.tpt.org
      digital 16.5 (2.5) DirecTV 2/891 Dish 8576
      Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT "State Of Decay" pt 4 of 4
      The 4th Doctor and Romana learn that they are under an ancient Time Lord
      command to stop the vampire at the heart of the decaying world they are on.
      Even if it costs them their own lives.

      IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36 http://www.sffn.com http://www.iptv.org
      digital 50
      Sat 11:35PM CDT "Revelation Of The Daleks" 4 pt version, pts 3+4
      All things come to an end. One could be forgiven for mistaking this to be
      the final Doctor Who story. The air of death and doom, two Dalek armies, an
      apocalyptic bomb, tense music, and the BBC announced just weeks before the
      first broadcast that Doctor Who would not be produced during the following
      season (1985-1986). Doctor Who would return in the fall of 1986. Keep an eye
      on the DJ character - I'm certain that one of the costumes he wears is a
      dead ringer for the 7th Doctor's costume - a pure coincidence, since the 7th
      Doctor wouldn't even be cast, much less costumed, for another 2 years.

      KERA/K24AD 13,24 Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX http://www.kera.org
      digital 14.1 DirecTV 13/889 Dish 8406
      Late Fri 12:15AM CDT "The Android Invasion" movie
      The 4th Doctor and Sarah return to Earth and meet up with U*N*I*T. But
      something is wrong. Deadly wrong. This story features the final appearances
      of RSM Benton (John Levene) and Harry Sullivan (Ian Marter) in the series.

      KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org
      DirecTV 12/910 Dish 8211
      Late Fri 12:30AM MDT "Planet Of Fire" pts 1+2 of 4
      Sat 11PM MDT "Planet Of Fire" pts 3+4 of 4
      The 5th Doctor and Turlough's relationship deteriorates when Turlough
      refuses to reveal what he knows about a symbol found on Earth which is
      linked to a dying world where superstition and the Master are running around
      rampant. Nicola Bryant joins the cast as Peri.

      KUED/KUES 7,39 Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
      digital 42 DirecTV 7/982 Dish 8536
      Sat 11PM MDT "The Armageddon Factor" pt 2 of 6
      A secret plan to turn K9 into scrap metal raises the 4th Doctor's suspicions
      about the Marshall. Well, that and the Marshall's penchant for talking to
      himself in a mirror.

      KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Grays River, WA
      DirecTV 12/910 Dish 8620
      Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT "The Five Doctors" 4 pt version, pts 3+4
      The 1st Doctor and Tegan take the direct approach, the 2nd Doctor and the
      Brigadier come in from the caves, the 3rd Doctor and Sarah take the roof,
      and the 5th Doctor investigates from the Time Lord Capitol. Meanwhile,
      Turlough and Susan find the TARDIS surrounded by Cybermen.

      KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
      DirecTV 54/903 Dish 8234
      Sun 11PM PDT "Frontier In Space" eps 3+4 of 6
      An old enemy may be Jo's only hope to escape the back and forth
      recriminations and threats from Humans and Draconians. Roger Delgado begins
      his final appearance on Doctor Who.


      Uniseries http://www.uniseries.com.ar
      Sun 9:30PM, Mon 4:30AM "" 1 episode
      As of this writing, I can not find any listings that will say which episodes
      are airing, or in what language. I'm serious, guys. We need to hear from
      people in Argentina or neighboring countries with this channel. And next
      week, Doctor Who also airs on Sunday mornings down there.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2002.
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