This Week In Doctor Who - July 24, 2002
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - July 24, 2002
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 5, No 30
Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who on Television.
BBCI http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/ has announced a schedule for webcasting
another new Doctor Who story. "Real Time", a 6th Doctor story guest-starring
the Cybermen, will air as 6 10 minute episodes starting Friday 2 August. 1
episode will go online each Friday. Each episode will be available
illustrated for people with faster internet connections, like Death Comes To
Time was. Real Time is produced by Big Finish, the company that makes 5th,
6th, 7th, and 8th Doctor audios for CD release, along with Bernice
Summerfield and Sarah Jane Smith CDs. Colin Baker will be playing the 6th
Pittsburgh Doctor Who fans - take note. The WQED/WQEX simulcast will be
ending soon after close to 5 years. WQED 13 http://www.wqed.org/ has finally
gotten permission from the FCC to sell WQEX 16 to a commercial broadcaster.
WQEX will probably change its call letters and start its own schedule later
this year. So, if you have chosen to watch Doctor Who on WQEX 16, you will
soon need to remember to tune in to WQED 13. If you always watch the show on
WQED 13 anyway, you won't notice a change.
While I try to keep the column up to day, 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
email@example.com , bfelliott@... ,
bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:
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's featured
guest - Tony Amendola, aka "Bra'tac" from the hit series Stargate: SG-1.
UK Gold http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Sat 7:10-9AM BST "The Pirate Planet" movie
Written by Douglas Adams. The search for the 2nd segment of the Key To Time
leads the 4th Doctor, Romana, and K9 to the right place, but the wrong
planet. What happened to Callufrax?
Sun 7:10-9AM BST "The Stones Of Blood" movie
The Black Guardian's sabotage breeds distrust while the 4th Doctor and
Romana look for the 3rd segment of the Key To Time on a forgotten backwater
called Earth. The search brings them in contact with a controversial stone
circle and a headstrong female scientist.
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 12:35AM, Sat 4PM CET "Ghostlight" pt 3 of 3
The 7th Doctor unleashes Light, in hopes of resolving the mysterious of the
Gabriel Chase mansion. Considering what happens next, maybe he should have
let sitting mysteries lie.
Thu Noon CET, Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET "The Curse Of Fenric" pt 1 of
Wed Noon CET "The Curse Of Fenric" pt 2 of 4
During World War II, code breakers in rural England sought to break the
German codes to help the Allies know what the Axis powers were planning.
However, one of these code breaker groups is being used for a different,
much more sinister purpose. The 7th Doctor and Ace may be the only force
between the Sins of the Past, the Desires of the Present, and the Price of
TELE 5 Poland http://www.tele5.pl
Sat-Sun 8:35AM CET "The Android Invasion" pts 1 - 2 of 4
Airing in Polish, and in production order. Start time seems to have changed.
The 4th Doctor and Sarah return to Earth, but find it mostly absent of
people. BBC budget cuts again, or an alien takeover? You be the judge.
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 through 26 July. Weekends are
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-Fri "The Power Of Kroll" pts 2 - 4 of 4
The 5th segment of the Key To Time will have to wait - the 4th Doctor and
Romana have to escape the clutches of Swamp people who want them dead, and
avoid methane miners who want them dead. And it seems that someone has
awakened Kroll, a sea creature of incredible size, who doesn't care if
you're dead or alive, as long as he can eat you. BBC Kids ends the current
batch of new episodes with a bit of a cliffhanger - they aren't airing The
Armageddon Factor, which concludes the Key To Time season. Maybe next time.
Sat "The Invasion Of Time" all 6 pts
The 4th Doctor becomes President of Gallifrey just in time for an alien
invasion. Leela discovers love. K9 discovers a love for blowing things up.
And Borusa develops a brain. Take the telephone off the hook, turn off any
instant messenger programs on your computer, and sit back for Doctor Who.
Sun "The Ribos Operation" all 4 pts
After some strong-arming by the White Guardian, the 4th Doctor and new
companion Romana begin a quest for the segments of the Key To Time. The
first segment is hidden on the planet Ribos, where two rogues are engaged in
a daring plot to make money selling a planet they don't own to an insane
Mon-Tue "Robot" pts 1 - 2 of 4
Newly regenerated, the 4th Doctor (Tom Baker) is a man whose identity is
still in flux. But mysterious robberies and murders will not wait - UNIT
needs the Doctor, whether he likes it or not.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52 http://www.nhptv.org
Late Thu & Late Sat Mid EDT "Resurrection Of The Daleks" 4 pt version, pts
Davros and the Daleks begin to distrust each other, with scheming and
counter plots. Meanwhile, the 5th Doctor has a chance to rid the universe of
Davros once and for all, if he's willing to use it.
WCNY/W59AU 24,59 Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
Sun 5:30PM EDT "Genesis Of The Daleks" pt 4? of 6
The Thals discover that the Daleks are more dangerous than the Kaleds were,
as the Daleks begin their first ever invasion.
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org
DirecTV 13,947 Dish 8136,13
Late Sat Mid EDT "Arc Of Infinity" pt 1 of 4
The 5th Doctor's future is imperiled when a being from an anti-matter
universe tries to bond with him.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
DirecTV 35,909 Dish 8162,35
Sat 11PM EDT "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" pts 1+2 of 6
The 4th Doctor and Leela go to a show in 19th Century London, where murder,
Chinese, and magic are on the playbill.
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67 http://www.mpt.org
Late Sat Mid EDT "Horror Of Fang Rock" movie
Lost in the fog, the TARDIS brings the 4th doctor and Leela to a Lighthouse
where a shipwrecked crew are dying, one by one.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org
DirecTV 48,909 Dish 8356,48
Sat 11PM EDT "Arc Of Infinity" pts 1+2 of 4
See WQED for details.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL) http://www.chicagowho.com http://www.wyin.tv
Sat 11PM CDT "The Five Doctors" 4 pt version, pts 1+2
Doctors and companions are kidnapped from their time streams and dropped off
in a Death Zone on Gallifrey, to risk their lives for the amusement of a man
in black and solve a mystery.
WILL 12 Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
Sat 11:40PM CDT "Underworld" pt 1 of 4
*Timeslot changed in the last few weeks. Now has been corrected.* The 4th
Doctor, Leela, and K9 find a ship carrying the last of the Minyans, a race
of whiners with very long lives, very big egos, and very powerful weapons.
KAWE/KAWB 9,22 Bemidji/Brainerd, MN http://www.lakelandptv.org
Sat 8PM, Sun 11PM CDT "Terror Of The Zygons" pt 4 of 4
Broton prepares to go to London to officially announce his takeover of the
world. The 4th Doctor engages in sabotage on the Zygon spaceship.
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 4 of 4
The Gateway is collapsing on itself, but the 4th Doctor and Romana must "do
nothing". When it is over, not everyone will be leaving in the TARDIS.
Adric: Matthew Waterhouse. K9: John Leeson. Romana: Lalla Ward.
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36 http://www.sffn.com http://www.iptv.org
Sat 11:40PM CDT "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 7+8 of 14 (Mindwarp pts 3+4)
*Special start time.* The 6th Doctor is convinced that the evidence has been
tampered with, but has no memory of events himself. In the trial evidence,
the Doctor seems to have lost his mind and sided with the enemy. This could
be very bad news for Peri. Peri: Nicola Bryant. Sil: Nabil Shaban. Ycarnos:
KERA/K44FI 13,44 Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX http://www.kera.org
digital 14.1 DirecTV 13,889 Dish 8406,13
Late Fri 12:15AM CDT "The Hand Of Fear" movie
Injured in a quarry explosion, Sarah finds herself under the control of a
crystallized hand millions of years old. The secrets of the hand could
affect both Earth and a world called Kastria.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org
DirecTV 12,910 Dish 8211,12
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT "The Twin Dilemma" pts 1+2 of 4
Sat 11PM MDT "The Twin Dilemma" pts 3+4 of 4
Newly regenerated, the 6th Doctor (Colin Baker) suffers a nervous breakdown,
endangering Peri's life and complicating efforts to find twins who have been
kidnapped for a dark purpose.
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 6 of 6
To complete the Key To Time, save the universe, and prevent the devastation
of Atrios and Zeos, the 4th Doctor and Romana must commit murder. I knew I
didn't trust the White Guardian one little bit. The explosive conclusion to
the Key To Time saga.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Grays River, WA
DirecTV 12,910 Dish 8620,28
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 1+2 of 4
The Silurians and the Sea Devils decide to return from exile and gain
revenge on the humans who tried to wipe them out in the 20th Century. The
3rd Doctor tried to bring peace with these species in the past - now the 5th
Doctor wants to do the same, before massive death occurs.
KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
DirecTV 54,903 Dish 8234,54
Sun 11PM PDT "Planet Of The Daleks" eps 3+4 of 6
Episode 3 is in black & white, as that is the version of the episode which
survives. The 3rd Doctor, trapped in the Dalek city, prepares a break out.
The Thal forces learn the truth about the Dalek plans. Jo remains in
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA:
Sun 9:30AM, 9:30PM, Mon 4:30AM "" 1 episode
Another adventure for the errant Time Lord.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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