THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - December 25/26, 2002
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 5, No 52
Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who TV & radio broadcasts worldwide.
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
email@example.com , bfelliott@... ,
bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:
Fri 7PM EST "Interstellar Transmissions"
WWNN AM1470 Pompano Beach/Boca Raton, FL (Miami/West Palm Beach, FL)
Joey Reynolds' weekly radio show for sci-fi news and interviews, which can
be heard online worldwide. Doctor Who news usually discussed during the
show. This week's guests - a year in review.
UK Sci-Fi Channel http://www.uk.scifi.com/
Thu 8-9:40PM GMT "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
Fri 2-3:40PM GMT "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
A forced regeneration on New Years Eve 1999 creates a new Doctor (Paul
McGann) and a race to save the Earth for Midnight destruction. To save the
Earth, the Doctor must stop the Master (inhabiting the body of Eric Roberts)
and win the heart of a woman (Daphne Ashbrook).
UK Gold http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Sat 8-9AM GMT "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe" movie
The 6th Doctor's trial is winding down, and it looks like a conviction might
loom. But an intruder with new evidence throws the courtroom into chaos, and
Gallifrey may never be the same.
Sun 7:10-9AM GMT "Time And The Rani" movie
The Rani shoots the TARDIS out of the sky, accidentally triggering a
regeneration for the Doctor. Without his memory and with his personality in
its usual post-regeneration muddle, the new 7th Doctor is in deep trouble.
Video On Demand. Now playing:
"Robot" all 4 pts
"The Ark In Space" all 4 pts
"The Sontaran Experiment" both pts
SA Sci-Fi Channel http://www.uk.scifi.com/
Fri 6:30-8PM "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
Sun 1:20-2:50PM "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
Tue 5-6:30PM "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
See UK Sci-Fi Channel for details. And look, they actually had the sense to
air a movie set mostly on New Years Eve on New Years Eve. A rare classy
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
Late Thu 1:30AM EST (12:30AM CST, 11:30PM MST, 10:30PM PST, 2:30AM AST, 3AM
Newfoundland) "Destiny Of The Daleks" all 4 pts
Romana's regenerated, K9 has laryngitis, and the 4th Doctor is testing the
new Randomizer in the TARDIS. First stop, Skaro, radioactive birthplace of
the Daleks, who have returned on a strange quest of mythic proportions.
Robots from a different world are also on Skaro. Who do you trust - your
oldest enemies, or strange new friends?
Late Fri 1:30AM EST (12:30AM CST, 11:30PM MST, 10:30PM PST, 2:30AM AST, 3AM
Newfoundland) "The Armageddon Factor" pts 1+2 of 6
Late Sat 1:30AM EST (12:30AM CST, 11:30PM MST, 10:30PM PST, 2:30AM AST, 3AM
Newfoundland) "The Armageddon Factor" pts 3+4 of 6
Late Sun 1:30AM EST (12:30AM CST, 11:30PM MST, 10:30PM PST, 2:30AM AST, 3AM
"The Armageddon Factor" pts 5+6 of 6
The final segment of the Ke To Time lures the 4th Doctor and Romana to
Atrios, a planet in the middle of a devastating interplanetary war. Alas, a
"Shadow" agent is at work collecting the segment. In the race to save the
universe, two planets and the life of an innocent may have to be sacrificed.
Late Mon 1:30AM EST (12:30AM CST, 11:30PM MST, 10:30PM PST, 2:30AM AST, 3AM
Newfoundland) "City Of Death" all 4 pts
The 4th Doctor and Romana vacation in Paris in 1979, stumbling across a plot
to steal the Mona Lisa to finance a dangerous time travel trip.
No Tuesday episodes. Coming in mid-January, Doctor Who will air 2 episodes
weeknights at Midnight and 4AM EST, with complete stories Saturdays and
Sundays at Midnight and 3:30AM EST.
Channel numbers in brackets ( ) indicate a digital station that is not on
the air. Low power stations do not currently have digital assignments.
NHPTV New Hampshire http://www.nhptv.org
digital 57,48,(49) - not on digital schedule yet
Sat 11:59PM EST "Timelash" 4 pt version, pts 1+2
The 6th Doctor gets caught in a time countour, endangering the TARDIS and
disrupting life on the planet Karfel.
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
Sun 5:30PM EST "The Android Invasion" pt 1 of 4
The 4th Doctor and Sarah arrive in rural England. Perhaps more rural than
normal - no one's around at all.
WSKG Binghamton, NY http://www.wskg.com
digital (42) - under construction
Sat 11:30PM EST "Genesis Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 6
The first Dalek has been created, though it doesn't have that name yet. The
Doctor wants Davros to change their nature before it's too late.
WQED/WQEX Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org
Pittsburgh DirecTV Local 13,947
Pittsburgh Dish Local 8136,13
Late Sat Mid EST "Terminus" pt 1 of 4
Under orders of the Black Guardian, Turlough tries to kill the 5th Doctor.
The Doctor lives, but the TARDIS loses cohesion and links to a doomed
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital (34) - coming 2003?
Philadelphia DirecTV Local 35,909
Philadelphia Dish Local 8162,35
Sat 11PM EST "The Stones Of Blood" pt 4 of 4
The Doctor winds up on trial for breaking the seal on the door of the
Justice Machines. If convicted - the sentence is death.
Sat 11:30PM EST "The Androids Of Tara" pt 1 of 4
Romana is mistaken for an android, and the 4th Doctor goes fishing.
MPT Maryland http://www.mpt.org
digital 42,(29),(62),(44),(28),(56) - simulcast of analog begins in 2003
DC/Hagerstown & Baltimore DirecTV Local 22,980
Late Sat Mid EST "The Keeper Of Traken" movie
The 4th Doctor returns to normal space, only to be called on to investigate
evidence of the growth of evil in a hamlet of niceness.
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org
Cincinnati DirecTV Local 48,909
Cincinnati Dish Local 8356,48
Sat 11PM EST "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 3+4 of 4
The Silurians and the Sea Devils refuse the 5th Doctor's overtures of peace,
preferring the gentle idea of wiping out everyone on Earth instead.
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital (33) - under construction
Sat 11:40PM CST "The Stones Of Blood" pt 2 of 4
The 4th Doctor learns the secret of the previous owners of the land near the
Stones, and K9 faces a silicon enemy stronger than he is.
KAWE/KAWB Bemidji/Brainerd, MN http://www.lakelandptv.org
digital (18),(28) - under construction
Sat 8PM, Sun 11PM CST "The Masque Of Mandragora" pt 4 of 4
The Helix Energy hopes to feed on all the brightest minds of Italy at a
Costume Party, unless the 4th Doctor and Sarah can stop it.
*FINAL EPISODE SCHEDULED ON KAWE/KAWB.*
IPTV Iowa http://www.sffn.com http://www.iptv.org
Des Moines Dish Local 9116,11
Omaha, NE Dish Local 9146,32(?) - coming soon
Sat 11:35PM CST "Ghostlight" pts 1+2 of 3
The 7th Doctor and Ace visit a mansion where the dead walk and the living
KERA/K44FI Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX http://www.kera.org
Dallas DirecTV Local 13,889
Dallas Dish Local 8406,13
Late Fri 12:20AM CST "Nightmare Of Eden" movie
A traffic accident in space. A bit like traffic accidents here on Earth.
Both drivers were stupid, neither takes responsibility. No one will bother
moving their craft out of the road to protect other drivers. The Doctor and
Romana impersonating insurance adjusters. Rampaging monsters. Ok - maybe
it's not exactly the same as traffic accidents on Earth.
KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org
digital (38) - under construction
Denver DirecTV Local 12,910
Denver Dish Local 8211,12
Late Fri 12:30AM MST "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 1+2 of 14 (The
Mysterious Planet pts 1+2)
Sat 11PM MST "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 3+4 of 14 (The Mysterious Planet
The 6th Doctor is put on trial for meddling in the affairs of other planet.
First evidence - the Doctor's adventures on Ravalox.
KUED/KUES Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
Salt Lake City DirecTV Local 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish Local 8536,7
Sat 11PM MST "The Horns Of Nimon" pt 3 of 4
Romana learns the truth of the Nimon.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
digital (27),(19) - under construction
Seattle DirecTV Local 12,910
Seattle Dish Local 8620,28
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PST "Timelash" 4 pt version, pts 1+2
See NHPTV for story details.
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
digital (50),(58) - under construction
San Francisco DirecTV Local 54,903
Sun 11PM PST "The Monster Of Peladon" pts 3+4 of 6
Martial law is declared when conditions on Peladon deteriorate, and the Ice
Warriors take command. Oh dear.
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA:
Sun 9:30PM, Mon 4:30AM "" 1 episode
The 4th Doctor and Leela are in action. English with Spanish subtitles.
Thanks for reading. Until next year, take care.
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