This Week In Doctor Who - February 12, 2003
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - February 12, 2003
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 6, No 7
The Gallifrey Doctor Who convention in LA is this weekend. I'm not going,
but I know much of the readership is, so best wishes to everybody. I'll try
to keep the column short this time so you don't miss your flights reading
it. Ok - I had computer trouble and didn't get time to write all the story
descriptions. Time for another defrag, I think.
BBC Radio 4 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/ will air a special about the Daleks
on 22 February. 'My Life As A Dalek' will go into depth on the history
behind the Daleks. It sounds interesting. Haven't heard what the length of
the show will be yet - best guess is 30 minutes. It will air at 10:30AM on
Saturday 22 February GMT. That's 5:30AM EST, 2:30AM PST, 11:30AM CET, 9:30PM
AEST Australia, etc. Radio 4 airs on FM in Britain, LW for Britain and parts
of Europe, streams online (link on website and here next week), and
typcially archives many of its shows on its website for a week after the
Interstellar Transmissions is giving birth to a bouncy, baby national sci-fi
radio program called "That Sci-Fi Show". The Business Talk Radio syndication
network http://www.businesstalkradio.net/ has asked Joey Reynolds to host a
weekly 4 hour version of his show for their network, late Sunday/early
Monday from 2AM to 6AM EST/11PM to 3AM PST). It begins on Monday, February
24th. Last I heard he wanted anyone with ideas for the show to e-mail him at
scifiradioguy@... asking on how to participate. Joey will probably use a
different name on the show, as another Joey Reynolds already has a late
night talk show in this time slot. I'll have either the tentative station
list or a link to it up here in the next column. They also stream their
programming from the web site.
KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA will air more Doctor Who, but due
to unexpected problems will not be able to resume airing the series before
May at the earliest. This comes as a disappointment to KTEH as they hoped to
rerun Robot on April 13th, 22 years to the day after its first KTEH airing.
By the time Who comes back to KTEH/KCAH, more people will be able to tune
in. Dish Network is advertising that they will offer Local channels in the
Salinas-Monterey, CA TV market, tentatively starting February 20. The PBS
station for that market is KCAH 25. (Note - Dish was going to add Baltimore
locals back in early 2002, and they still have not. Don't throw away your
antenna or drop your cable in hopes of this deal until it actually happens.)
At this point, Dish has given KTEH no indication that they will use KCAH to
mirror a decent signal of KTEH for the San Francisco locals.
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:
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. Xenia Seeburg is the primary guest this week. Dunno if it'll be live
or taped - Joey will be at the Gallifrey convention when it airs.
UK Gold http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Late Fri 1:45-4:40AM, Sat 6-9AM GMT "Doctor Who and the Silurians" movie
As U*N*I*T helps a Nuclear Power station prepare to come online, the 3rd
Doctor and Liz investigate evidence of sabotage that may be caused by
intelligent life not of the human variety.
Late Sat 12:55-3:55?AM, Sun 6-9AM GMT "The Ambassadors Of Death" movie
British space module Recovery 7 loses contact just as it rescues Mars Probe
7. As Recovery 7 returns to Earth, the authorities seek to learn what has
happened to the crew while they were in space. Forces are working against
U*N*I*T and the space control team to keep the secrets of Mars Probe 7
hushed up - until the appropriate time.
UK Gold + 1
Late Fri 2:45-5:40AM GMT "Doctor Who and the Silurians" movie
See UK Gold for story details.
Late Sat 1:55-4:55?AM GMT "The Ambassadors Of Death" movie
See UK Gold for story details.
Video On Demand. Now playing:
"Robot" all 4 pts
"The Ark In Space" all 4 pts
"The Sontaran Experiment" both pts
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
Weeknights 2 episodes Midnight + 4AM EST (9PM + 1AM PST)
Saturday/Sunday complete stories Midnight + 3:30AM EST (9PM + 12:30AM PST)
Wed "The Seeds Of Doom" pts 1+2 of 6
Thu "The Seeds Of Doom" pts 3+4 of 6
Fri "The Seeds Of Doom" pts 5+6 of 6
Sat "Image Of The Fendahl" all 4 pts
Sun "The Sun Makers" all 4 pts
Mon "The Masque Of Mandragora" pts 1+2 of 4
Tue "The Masque Of Mandragora" pts 3+4 of 4
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
Boston Dish Local 8781,11
Sat 11PM EST "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 5+6 of 14 (Mindwarp pts 1+2)
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
Sun 5:30PM EST "The Brain Of Morbius" pt 3 of 4
WSKG Binghamton, NY http://www.wskg.com
digital (42) - under construction
Sat 11:30PM EST "Terror Of The Zygons" pt 3 of 4
WQED/WQEX Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org
Pittsburgh DirecTV Local 13,947
Pittsburgh Dish Local 8136,13
Late Sat Mid EST "Enlightenment" pt 3 of 4
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 Armageddon Factor" pt 6 of 6
Sat 11:30PM EST "Destiny Of The Daleks" pt 1 of 4
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 "Earthshock" movie
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org
Cincinnati DirecTV Local 48,909
Cincinnati Dish Local 8356,48
Sat 11PM EST "Planet Of Fire" pts 1+2 of 4
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital (33) - under construction
Sat 11:40PM CST "The Power Of Kroll" pt 1 of 4
IPTV Iowa http://www.sffn.com http://www.iptv.org
Des Moines Dish Local 9116,11
Omaha, NE Dish Local 9146,32
Cedar Rapids Dish Local 9161,12
Sat 11:35PM CST "Robot" pts 3+4 of 4
KERA/K44FI Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX http://www.kera.org
Dallas DirecTV Local 13,889
Dallas Dish Local 8406,13
Late Fri 12:30AM CST "The Keeper Of Traken" movie
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 13+14 of 14 (The
Ultimate Foe pts 1+2)
Sat 11PM MST "Paradise Towers"? pts 1+2 of 4
According to KBDI's website, they are skipping to Paradise Towers, and not
airing Time And The Rani, the regeneration story which should come first.
This is not a case of production order versus story order - Time was filmed
before Paradise in production order.
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 11:30PM MST "State Of Decay" pt 2 of 4
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 "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 9+10 of 14
(Terror Of The Vervoids pts 1+2)
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
digital (50),(58) - under construction
San Francisco DirecTV Local 54,903
Salinas Dish Local 9190,25 - coming 2/20/2003 according to Dish
San Francisco Dish Local 8234,54 - uplinked but unavailable to subscribers
Sun 11:30PM PST "An Evening With Peter Davison" KTEH production
At last word, KTEH hoped to resume airing Doctor Who in May. Doctor Who will
return with the 4th Doctor era.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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