This Week In Doctor Who - October 16, 2002
- 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
firstname.lastname@example.org , 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
digital 42,(29),(62),(44),(28),(56) - simulcast of analog begins in 2003
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
digital (50),(58) - under construction
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.
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA:
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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