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This Week In Doctor Who - October 16, 2002

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  • Benjamin F. Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - October 16, 2002 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 5, No 42 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - October 16, 2002
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 5, No 42

      Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts around the world.

      Not much news this week, but we have the first known Doctor Who pledge drive
      for the fall:

      KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org/ is going to
      have a prime-time Doctor Who night in November. "Tom Baker Preview" airs on
      Sunday November 24th from 8 to 11PM as a pledge special to raise the money
      to be able to buy the 4th Doctor stories.
      "The Androids Of Tara" pt 3 of 4
      "Pyramids Of Mars" pt 4 of 4
      "Genesis Of The Daleks" pt 5 of 6
      "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" pt 2 of 6
      "City Of Death" pt 4 of 4

      I'll give phone numbers for people who want to pledge for Doctor Who on KTEH
      closer to the pledge night. If your station is pledging Doctor Who, let me
      know the date and what you're offering as pledge premiums. Get the word out
      in advance, and try to give the show a boost.

      And a correction to last week's column. Last week I wrote that Maryland
      Public TV was airing The Power Of Kroll on October 12th. It was really The
      Armageddon Factor. The Power Of Kroll had aired on October 5th (and I had it
      in the listings for that week). So, Kroll didn't air twice.

      While I try to keep the column up to date, 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.
      6 episode story produced by Big Finish. Illustrations by Lee Sullivan for
      fans with fast internet connections. Requires version of RealPlayer to

      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. A horror author named Scott
      Nicholson is listed for this week. Lalla Ward (Romana) is listed for
      November 22nd.



      UK Gold http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Late Fri 1:30-3:25AM, Sat 7:10-9AM BST "Snakedance" movie
      The Mara returns, invading Tegan's mind and planning to spoil the birthday
      party of an aging empire.
      Late Sat 1-2:45AM, Sun 7:10-9AM BST "Mawdryn Undead" movie
      Strange forces split up the TARDIS crew in 1977 and 1983, bringing two
      versions Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart into the mix. One remembers the
      Doctor - the other one only remembers that something very bad happened six
      years ago.

      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


      TELE 5 http://www.tele5.pl
      Sat-Sun 8:30?AM CET "" pts ? - ? of 4


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      Weeknights 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EDT (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PDT)
      Wed "The Leisure Hive" pt 4 of 4
      Pangol creates his army. Be careful what you wish for.
      Thu-Fri "Meglos" pts 1 - 2 of 4
      The 4th Doctor and Romana are trapped in a Chronic Hysteresis (time loop
      with a fancy name), leaving them unable to stop an interplanetary criminal
      from using the Doctor's identity to carry out a daring theft.
      Late Sat 2AM EDT (1AM CDT, Mid MDT, 11PM PDT, 3AM ADT, 3:30AM Newfoundland)
      "The Ark In Space" all 4 pts
      The 4th Doctor, Sarah, and Harry arrive in the distant future, where
      humanity slumbers - waiting for Earth to be safe to return to. Someone
      turned off their alarm clock. Someone who doesn't want them to wake up -
      Late Sun 2AM EDT (1AM CDT, Mid MDT, 11PM PDT, 3AM ADT, 3:30AM Newfoundland)
      "The Sontaran Experiment" both pts
      Earth - clean, empty, overgrown with brush that doesn't know how to control
      itself. Perfect spot for an invasion by a galactic bully who isn't brave
      enough to face an actual army.
      Mon-Tue "Meglos" pts 3 - 4 of 4
      The problem with impersonating a person is that the person might turn around
      and impersonate you.

      NHPTV New Hampshire http://www.nhptv.org
      analog 11,49,52
      digital 57,48,(49) - not on digital schedule yet
      Thu 11:30PM, Late Sat Mid EDT "Attack Of The Cybermen" 4 pt version, pts 3+4
      Telos. An icy cold planet. A Cyber army lies dormant. Has it been dormant
      too long to help in the conquest of the galaxy?

      WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
      analog 24,59
      digital (25) - coming this fall
      Sun 5:30PM EDT "Planet Of Evil" pt 3 of 4
      Professor Sorenson has been infected by the anti-matter. Wait a minute -
      anti-matter is the opposite of matter. Shouldn't the Doctor just be able to
      find matter of the same consistency and give it to Sorenson to counteract
      this? Oh well.

      WSKG Binghamton, NY http://www.wskg.com
      analog 46
      digital (42) - under construction
      Sat 11:30PM EDT "Robot" pt 3 of 4
      The SRS decide to hold the world to nuclear blackmail. One mistake - they
      forgot to keep the location of their hidden underground bunker a secret.
      Before you know it you have a Doctor doing magic tricks, reporters, and lots
      more bother than any self-respecting fanatics should have to deal with.

      WQED/WQEX Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org
      analog 13,16
      digital 38-1,(26)
      DirecTV 13,947 Dish 8136,13
      Late Sat Mid EDT "Snakedance" pt 3 of 4
      See UK Gold for details. At press time, WQED's website does not have a
      Doctor Who episode scheduled for next week (October 26). However, there is
      no pledge drive, and the 30 minute Red Skelton episode that week has been
      given a 1 hour slot from 11:30PM to 12:30AM. I would not be 100% certain
      yet, but I think Snakedance's conclusion will air unadvertised next week in
      the regular time slot.

      WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
      analog 35
      digital (34) - coming November 2002
      DirecTV 35,909 Dish 8162,35
      Sat 11PM EDT "Underworld" pts 2+3 of 4
      The quest for the P7E brings the Minyans to a baby planet, where a slave
      race toils for a computer master.

      MPT Maryland http://www.mpt.org
      analog 22,67,28,31,62,36
      digital 42,(29),(62),(44),(28),(56) - simulcast of analog begins in 2003
      DirecTV 22,980
      Late Sat Mid EDT "Destiny Of The Daleks" movie
      The Daleks discover that there is something even *more* deadly than the
      Doctor - androids in rather unfortunate white uniforms who actually know how
      to shoot. As a result, the Daleks and the androids have been caught in a
      devastating war. A war that the Daleks hope to finally win by cheating.
      Should the Doctor help these Movellan androids, or are some things actually
      worse than the Daleks ...

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org
      analog 48
      digital (34) - under construction
      DirecTV 48,909 Dish 8356,48
      Sat 11PM EDT "Enlightenment" pts 3+4 of 4
      Pre-empted next week. Doctor Who returns in November. Turlough winds up
      working for the evil Captain Wrack as the space race gets deadlier and a
      Guardian tips his hand.

      WYIN Gary, IN (Chicago, IL) http://www.chicagowho.com http://www.wyin.tv
      analog 56
      digital (17) - under construction
      Sat 11PM CDT "Planet Of Fire" pts 1+2 of 4
      A teenage girl is drawn into the crazy world of the Doctor when an alien
      artefact pops up on Earth.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital (33) - under construction
      Sat 11:41PM CDT "The Ribos Operation" pt 2 of 4
      A piece of Jethryk being used in an intergalactic con may be the elusive 1st
      segment of the Key To Time. And now someone's gone and stolen it.

      KAWE/KAWB Bemidji/Brainerd, MN http://www.lakelandptv.org
      analog 9,22
      digital (18),(28) - under construction
      Sat 8PM, Sun 11PM CDT "The Seeds Of Doom" pt 2 of 6
      Hired thugs decide to make off with the surviving seed pod and kill the
      people at the South Pole. One of the people is missing, presumed in a state
      far worse than death.

      IPTV Iowa http://www.sffn.com http://www.iptv.org
      analog 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36,36
      digital 50-1,(45),(25),(18),(28),(33),(35),(35),(34)
      Sat 11:35PM CDT "Remembrance Of The Daleks" pts 1+2 of 4
      Daleks begin killing people in London in November 1963, a time when humans
      haven't heard of the metallic monsters. The 7th Doctor knows why the
      creatures are around, and he's not talking.

      KERA/K44FI Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX http://www.kera.org
      analog 13,44
      digital 14-1
      DirecTV 13,889 Dish 8406,13
      Late Fri 12:20AM CDT "The Pirate Planet" movie
      A planet travels through space, crushing other planets and extracting the
      minerals for its own use. And it's just crushed the planet where the tracer
      claims the 4th Doctor and Romana can find the 2nd segment of the Key To
      Time. Looks like the Doctor will have to teach the rulers of the planet not
      to go around doing things like this. This was the first Doctor Who story
      written by Douglas Adams ("The Hitch-hiker's Guide To The Galaxy", one good
      sequel, one ok sequel, two pieces of utter dreck published as sequels, and
      the unfinished 6th book in said series).

      KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org
      analog 12,32
      digital (38) - under construction
      DirecTV 12,910 Dish 8211,12
      Late Fri 12:30AM MDT "Vengeance On Varos" 4 pt version, pts 3+4
      On a world where torture is primetime entertainment (ah, so that explains
      "Fear Factor"), the 6th Doctor and Peri struggle to stay alive and destroy
      the system.
      Sat 11PM MDT "The Mark Of The Rani" 4 pt version, pts 1+2
      In 19th Century England, the Master is at work. But he's not so much
      carrying out his own evil deeds as trying to team up with another Time
      Lord - and she wants nothing to do with him.

      KUED/KUES Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
      analog 7,19
      digital 42-1,(19)
      DirecTV 7,982 Dish 8536,7
      Sat 11PM MDT "Destiny Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 4
      See MPT for details.

      KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Grays River, WA
      analog 28,15,65
      digital (27),(19) - under construction
      DirecTV 12,910 Dish 8620,28
      Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT "The Twin Dilemma" pts 3+4 of 4
      Still erratic from his regeneration, the 6th Doctor leads Peri and a dumb
      cop to Jocanda, where an old friend of the Doctor is being forced to
      perpetrate a rather medium grade bit of evil.

      KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
      analog 54,25
      digital (50),(58) - under construction
      DirecTV 54,903
      Sun 11PM PDT "Invasion" pt 1 of 6 (black & white)
      Sun 11:30PM PDT "Invasion Of The Dinosaurs" pt 2 of 6
      To keep the suspense about the main monsters in the story, the first episode
      was only titled Invasion. Unfortunately, someone then managed to lose the
      color version. A black & white version of the episode mysteriously popped up
      in 1983. In the past stations have frequently aired this story without the
      first episode, with the episode numbers changed to cover up its absence.


      Uniseries http://www.uniseries.com.ar
      Sun 9:30AM, 9:30PM, Mon 4:30AM "" 1 episode
      The 4th Doctor and Leela are in action. English with Spanish subtitles.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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