This Week In Doctor Who - July 3, 2002
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - July 3, 2002
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 5, No 27
Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who on Television.
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 at
9:30AM, bringing it to 3 weekly broadcasts.
USA - A couple of weeks ago, Dish Network began giving some of its receivers
the ability to display local TV channels on their local channel numbers.
Most Dish Network subscribers are still getting their local channels in the
8000 block. We are listing both channel numbers now, like we do for DirecTV.
AUSTRALIA - Jason Fraser, administrator of the Varos Doctor Who website in
Australia, has redesigned it a bit. The new website is at
http://www.varos.net/drwho . His site now has a complete history of UKTV's
Doctor Who broadcasts from 1996 to the present. Coming soon is a complete
broadcast history of Doctor Who on Australian Television from the 1960s on.
There is still a mirror of my column on the site.
Additions and corrections are welcome at
firstname.lastname@example.org , bfelliott@... ,
bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:
BBCi "Doctor Who Censor Clips"
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.
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 - another
edition of the show.
UK Gold http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Sat 7:10-9AM BST "The Invisible Enemy" movie
The 4th Doctor's mind is invaded by a virus, which hopes to use him and
humanity to grow a galactic empire within the mind.
Sun 7:15-9AM BST "Image Of The Fendahl" movie
The humans are misusing a Time Scanner, which could destroy the planet
Earth. As the Doctor and Leela investigate, they uncover secrets millions of
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 "Battlefield" pt 1 of 4
Thu Noon CET, Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET "Battlefield" pt 2 of 4
Wed Noon CET "Battlefield" pt 3 of 4
Season 26 begins with the first real U*N*I*T story in a long time. You could
almost call this one "The Two Brigadiers". To help Brigadier Bambera cope
with the 7th Doctor and soldiers from another dimension, ex-Brigadier
Lethbridge-Stewart arrives to give advice. Jean Marsh ('Upstairs,
Downstairs', 'The House Of Eliot', Sara Kingdom from The Daleks' Masterplan)
TELE 5 Poland http://www.tele5.pl
Sat-Sun 9:30AM CET "Pyramids Of Mars" pts 3 - 4 of 4
Unless the 4th Doctor and Sarah defeat Sutekh in 1911, the Earth of 1980
will be a dead wasteland.
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, 10:30PM EDT (12:30PM, 7:30PM PDT) - complete stories
Sundays 3:30PM, 10:30PM EDT (12:30PM, 7:30PM PDT) - complete stories
Wed-Thu "The Ribos Operation" pts 3 - 4 of 4
Jethryk, Jethryk, who's got the Jethryk? The con men want it for the cash.
The superstitious government wants it for their Crown Jewels. The insane
Graff Vynda-K wants it to finance his army. And the 4th Doctor, Romana, and
K9 need it, as it happens to be the first segment of the Key To Time.
Fri "The Pirate Planet" pt 1 of 4
Romana takes a scandalous course of action that leaves the Doctor stunned in
horror - she lands the TARDIS without his help.
Sat "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" all 6 pts
Note the new later start time for the evening weekend airings. Magic,
Chinatown, murder, a clever coroner, and a cowardly stage manager lead to an
exciting outing for the 4th Doctor and Leela in 19th Century London. The
Doctor exchanges his regular outfit for a very Sherlock Holmes-like cape of
essentially the same colors, just for this story.
Sun "Horror Of Fang Rock" all 4 pts
Lost in the fog, the TARDIS brings the 4th Doctor and Leela to a lighthouse
where an alien bodysnatching invasion is underway. One by one the humans
die, and only the Doctor can figure out why.
Mon-Tue "The Pirate Planet" pts 2 - 3 of 4
Romana and the 4th Doctor can't find the 2nd segment of the Key To Time. It
appears it was on the planet Calufrax. But another planet has destroyed
Calufrax and stolen its place in the galaxy.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52 http://www.nhptv.org
Late Thu & Late Sat Mid EDT "Frontios" pts 1+2 of 4
In the far future, at the far end of the universe, the 5th Doctor and
company observe the last colony of humanity. They are forbidden from getting
involved in this time period. But what can you do when the TARDIS is forced
to crash land?
WCNY/W59AU 24,59 Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
Sun 5:30PM EDT "Genesis Of The Daleks" pt 1 of 6
Before the 4th Doctor can get back to Nerva, a Time Lord wants him to carry
out a mission to change the history of the Daleks.
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org
DirecTV 13,947 Dish 8136,13
Late Sat Mid EDT "Time-Flight" pt 2 of 4
Today - Heathrow is one of the biggest airports on Earth, a hub for the
whole world. 140 Million Years ago - Heathrow is the headquarters of a plot
to channel the power of aliens. Popular spot, Heathrow is.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
DirecTV 35,909 Dish 8162,35
Sat 11PM EDT "The Face Of Evil" pts 3+4 of 4
The 4th Doctor faces a twisted guise of his past and must help Leela's
people realize their future.
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67 http://www.mpt.org
Late Sat Mid EDT "The Face Of Evil" movie
See WYBE for details.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org
DirecTV 48,909 Dish 8356,48
Sat 11PM EDT "Earthshock" pts 3+4 of 4
The 5th Doctor and company have to deal with the second attempt by the
Cybermen to destroy Earth in the same day. The price of the Cybermen's
persistence could be the dissolution of the current TARDIS crew. Nyssa -
Sarah Sutton. Adric - Matthew Waterhouse. Tegan - Janet Fielding.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL) http://www.chicagowho.com http://www.wyin.tv
Sat 11PM CDT "Enlightenment" pts 3+4 of 4
Turlough takes matters into his own hand, trying to join the crew of the
evil Eternal who is disrupting the space race.
WILL 12 Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
Sat 11:15PM CDT "The Sun Makers" pt 2 of 4
The 4th Doctor is arrested, so Leela and K9 prepare a plan to break him out.
KAWE/KAWB 9,22 Bemidji/Brainerd, MN http://www.lakelandptv.org
Sat 8PM, Sun 11PM CDT "Terror Of The Zygons" pt 3 of 4
The 4th Doctor winds up on the run from the Loch Ness Monster. The monster
is cute, friendly, and very eager to eat living people.
TPT 2 St. Paul, MN http://www.tpt.org
digital 16.5 (2.5) DirecTV 2,891 Dish 8576,2
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT "Warriors' Gate" pt 1 of 4
K9's circuitry is damaged (again) when the TARDIS arrives at a gateway
between universes. Have the 4th Doctor and Romana finally found a way back
to the real universe?
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36 http://www.sffn.com http://www.iptv.org
Sat 11:35PM CDT "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 1+2 of 14 (The Mysterious
Planet pts 1+2)
The 6th Doctor, suffering from partial memory loss, is yanked out of time
and space by a Time Lord kangaroo court. Accused of interfering in the
affairs of other worlds, the Doctor winds up watching his past adventures
shown on screen for the Court to see. First, the Doctor's activities on the
planet Ravalox, a world Peri finds disturbingly familiar.
KERA/K24AD 13,24 Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX http://www.kera.org
digital 14.1 DirecTV 13,889 Dish 8406,13
Late Fri 12:15AM CDT "The Brain Of Morbius" movie
The 4th Doctor and Sarah run afoul of a mad scientist and a tribe of female
priests. Both sides want to kill them, but the scientist wants to save the
Doctor's head for a sinister purpose.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org
DirecTV 12,910 Dish 8211,12
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT "Planet Of Fire" pts 3+4 of 4
Turlough's destiny is revealed. Kamelion makes a decision on his future. The
Master plots to regain his size. And the planet prepares to disintegrate
into a molten lava mess.
Sat 10PM MDT "The Caves Of Androzani" all 4 pts
Earlier start time than normal - hooray. The 5th Doctor and Peri arrive on
*another* hot planet, where they run afoul of the military, gun runners, and
a lunatic in a mask. A poisonous substance in the caves could render that
all academic, however - if the Doctor and Peri are infected, they will die.
Pre-empted by KBDI's seemingly monthly pledge drives next week. See you July
KUED/KUES 7,39 Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
digital 42 DirecTV 7,982 Dish 8536,7
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT "The Armageddon Factor" pt 3 of 6
The Shadow continues his manipulation of everyone. The 4th Doctor and Romana
run out of time - so they use a time loop to steal some more.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Grays River, WA
DirecTV 12,910 Dish 8620,28
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT "The King's Demons" both pts
Not a typo - KBTC has seriously scheduled this story again. They also have
The Five Doctors coming up again. In 1215, the 5th Doctor, Tegan, and
Turlough find King John causing trouble for a nobleman and his castle when
John should be off in London signing the Magna Carta. The red-headed,
red-bearded man may hold the answers.
KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
DirecTV 54,903 Dish 8234,54
Sun 11PM PDT "Frontier In Space" eps 5+6 of 6
The 3rd Doctor and Jo finally manage to convince some of the Humans and
Draconians that the Master is responsible for the attacks between the
worlds. But enough anger has been stirred up that it may be too late - both
worlds prepare for war.
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA:
Sun 9:30AM, 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.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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