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This Week In Doctor Who - August 21, 2002

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  • Benjamin F. Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - August 21, 2002 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 5, No 34 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 21 4:55 AM
      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - August 21, 2002
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 5, No 34

      Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who on Television.

      UK - More Who On UK Gold - This weekend, UK Gold is airing a bonus Doctor
      Who movie on Monday 26 August, a Bank Holiday over there. Also, there are
      reports in the UK that UK Gold has scheduled Doctor Who movie broadcasts
      late on Friday and Saturday nights in September. It is not known yet if
      those will be repeats of the Saturday and Sunday morning movies or alternate
      stories altogether.

      POLAND - Tele 5 seems to have only purchased a few stories, airing them out
      of order, and is already rerunning them. We will try to keep up with
      whatever Tele 5 is doing, if that is possible.

      USA - Upgrade in New Hampshire - New Hampshire Public TV
      http://www.nhptv.org/ is moving the start time for the Thursday night Doctor
      Who episodes from Midnight to 11:30PM. The late Saturday rerun will still
      begin at Midnight. Change occurs in September. One amusing thing - NHPTV's
      September schedule indicates that they will air a 4 part version of The Five
      Doctors Special Edition. I was not aware that there was a 4 part version of
      that variant of The Five Doctors.

      CANADA - Reminder for BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca/ - starting Sunday 1
      September, the 3:30PM omnibus weekend airings are discontinued while the
      10:30PM omnibuses move to 2AM. The weekday airings are unaffected, and new
      (to BBC Kids) episodes will air on the weekdays.

      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
      thisweekindoctorwho-owner@yahoogroups.com , bfelliott@... ,
      bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:


      "Real Time" - Firstrun Doctor Who Audio Drama. Colin Baker, Cybermen.
      Episodes 1,2,+3 - still online
      Episode 4 - goes online Noon Friday 23 August
      Produced by Big Finish. Illustrations by Lee Sullivan for fans with fast
      internet connections. Requires version of RealPlayer to see/hear.

      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. Doctor Who news
      usually discussed during the broadcast. 10 years after Hurricane Andrew,
      could satellites alter the paths of hurricanes? We assume they'll be
      discussing the news of the UK Doctor Who DVD releases in early 2003 as well
      (The Three Doctors and The Seeds Of Death) in the news portion.



      UK Gold http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Sat 7:10-9AM BST "Nightmare Of Eden" movie
      A space accident leaves two ships merged with each other and unable to move.
      As the 4th Doctor tries to free the ships, a dangerous drug starts to spread
      Sun 7:10-9AM BST "The Horns Of Nimon" movie
      Skonnos, a planet with a dying empire, is misled by an alien called Nimon
      into a terrible bargain that will destroy Skonnos and many other worlds as
      well, unless Romana and the 4th Doctor can stop it. A rather fun story which
      often gets unkindly derided for not taking the story too seriously and being
      on a slim budget.
      Mon 7:20-9AM BST "The Leisure Hive" movie
      New season, new producer, and a higher budget. The 4th Doctor and Romana
      decide to vacation at the Leisure Hive, a resort/research lab where a new
      kind of science is being developed. A science that can turn back age ...

      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
      Yes, they still offer the same 10 episodes. No sign of additional episodes
      being added or of these episodes being removed. I don't get it either.


      BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com
      Wed Noon CET, Late Fri 12:30AM, Sat 4PM CET "The Five Doctors" 4 pt version,
      pt 1
      Thu Noon CET, Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:35AM CET "The Five Doctors" 4 pt
      version, pt 2
      Wed Noon CET "The Five Doctors" 4 pt version, pt 3
      One by one, various incarnations of the Doctor and companions are pulled out
      of their own times, plucked down in a land filled with death traps, and left
      to fend for themselves, solving a mystery for a dangerous man in black.

      TELE 5 Poland http://www.tele5.pl
      Sat 8:25AM CET "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pt 3 of 4
      Sun 8:35AM CET "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pt 4 of 4
      TELE 5 only has a small number of episodes and is airing them out of order.
      Airing in Polish.


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      Weeknights 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EDT (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PDT)
      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 "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pts 2 - 4 of 4
      The Cybermen are on their way. If they arrive, Nerva Beacon and the
      inhabitants of Voga could pay the ultimate price.
      Sat "The Sontaran Experiment" both pts
      Whatever happened to Mr. Garabaldi, er, whatever happened to the Earth? The
      4th Doctor, Sarah, and Harry arrive on Earth to investigate its condition
      following the Solar Flares. Everything appears normal, but danger lurks.
      Sun "Genesis Of The Daleks" all 6 pts
      Mission: Continuity Destroyer. The Doctor's mission, whether he chooses to
      accept it or not, is to wipe the Daleks out of history, or turn them into
      less dangerous creatures. The timeline will self-destruct in 5 seconds.
      Mon-Tue "The Android Invasion" pts 1 - 2 of 4
      BBC Kids seems determined to air this story out of order. Oh well. Hoping to
      meet up with the Brigadier, Benton, and Harry Sullivan, the 4th Doctor and
      Sarah arrive in England. But where have all the people gone?

      NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52 http://www.nhptv.org
      Due to pledge drives, next Doctor Who episodes air August 29.

      WCNY/W59AU 24,59 Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
      Sun 5:30PM EDT "Revenge Of The Cybermen?" pt 3? of 4
      WCNY's website also claims that an episode will air at 6:30PM, but that is
      unlikely since it would require them to fit a Ballykissangel episode in a 30
      minute (6PM) slot.

      WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org
      DirecTV 13,947 Dish 8136,13
      Pledge drives pre-empt Doctor Who for the rest of August. Returns in

      WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
      DirecTV 35,909 Dish 8162,35
      Sat 11PM EDT "Horror Of Fang Rock" pts 2+3 of 4
      Now a wealthy man desparate to get to London and his fellow passengers are
      shipwrecked at the Lighthouse. Brilliant timing - people are starting to
      die. The 4th Doctor and Leela search for the answers and try to limit the

      MPT Maryland 22,67,28,31,62,36 http://www.mpt.org
      DirecTV 22,980
      Late Sat Mid EDT "Underworld" movie
      The Minyans of Minyos, perhaps the most manipulative, self-serving,
      nauseating, underhanded characters in the entire series, demand the 4th
      Doctor's help to find their race bank and rebuild their race. Probably in
      the hopes that the people in the race bank *have* to be better than these
      cretins, the Doctor agrees. A dangerous search *inside* the core of a planet
      begins. The Minyans are unprepared for what the Doctor will discover.

      WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org
      DirecTV 48,909 Dish 8356,48
      Sat 11PM EDT "Snakedance" pts 1+2 of 4
      The Mara returns, invading Tegan's mind again. In search of treatment, the
      5th Doctor and Nyssa travel to Manussa, the planet where the Mara was

      WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL) http://www.chicagowho.com http://www.wyin.tv
      Sat 11PM CDT "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 1+2 of 4
      Hi. Remember us? We tried to wipe out your species back in the 20th Century.
      Well, not all of us. Some of us objected to killing you - so we killed them.
      One batch of us was defeated by the Doctor (who thought he was negotiating
      peace) and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. The other batch was defeated by the
      Doctor and the Master (who thought he was negotiating conquest). Well, we're
      ticked. We, the Silurians and the Sea Devils, want revenge on you humans for
      not taking your extinction like men. So we're coming back to finish the job.
      There's nothing you can do about it. After all, what's the odds that the
      Doctor is going to turn up again?

      WILL 12 Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      Sat 11:41PM CDT "Underworld" pt 4 of 4
      It's about this point that the Doctor discovers something which the Minyans
      are not prepared to accept. About time their ego got punctured. Alas,
      there's also a main villain who the Doctor has to stop as well.

      KAWE/KAWB 9,22 Bemidji/Brainerd, MN http://www.lakelandptv.org
      Sat 8PM, Sun 11PM CDT "The Android Invasion" pt 2 of 4
      See BBC Kids for description.

      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 "The Keeper Of Traken" pt 3 of 4
      A plot to discredit the 4th Doctor, Adric, and Tremas is underfoot. Will
      Kassia betray her own husband?

      IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36,36 http://www.sffn.com http://www.iptv.org
      digital 50
      Doctor Who pre-empted due to unusual schedule caused by Fair coverage. A
      complete story (4 episodes) airs August 31st at 11:35PM.

      KERA/K44FI 13,44 Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX http://www.kera.org
      DirecTV 13,889 Dish 8406,13
      Fri 11PM CDT "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" movie
      Special start time due to pledging. Doctor Who returns to 12:15AM (and
      airing in production order instead of broadcast order) next week. The 4th
      Doctor and Leela uncover magic, theatre, and a monster from the future in
      this stylistic story set in 19th Century London, Chinatown, in the foggy

      KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org
      DirecTV 12,910 Dish 8211,12
      Pre-empted by pledge drives. Doctor Who returns late Fri August 30 at

      KUED/KUES 7,39 Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
      digital 42 DirecTV 7,982 Dish 8536,7
      Sat 11PM MDT "The Creature From The Pit" pt 2 of 4
      With the 4th Doctor missing/presumed dead, Lady Adrasta needs the unwilling
      help of Romana. Meanwhile, an astrologer gets a visitor. A visitor with a
      long scarf, a smile, and a knack for annoying big green blobs.

      KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Grays River, WA
      DirecTV 12,910 Dish 8620,28
      Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT "Frontios" pts 3+4 of 4
      Turlough suffers a breakdown as a race memory of the Tractators floods into
      his mind. The information could prove vital in saving humanity.

      KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
      DirecTV 54,903 Dish 8234,54
      Doctor Who pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns September 1.


      Uniseries http://www.uniseries.com.ar
      Sun 9:30AM, 9:30PM, Mon 4:30AM "" 1 episode
      Another adventure for the errant Time Lord. But we don't know which
      adventure, because the online listings do not say and no one watching down
      there has contacted me.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2002.
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