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This Week In Doctor Who - March 12, 2003

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    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - March 12, 2003 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 6, No 11 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - March 12, 2003
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 6, No 11

      As this column goes to press, the UN is debating a resolution that may
      result in a military conflict (with or without the UN) in the very near
      future. In the event of such a conflict, TV schedules may be changed
      temporarily to carry additional news. UK Gold and BBC Kids would probably
      not be affected, and most of the US stations air Doctor Who at non-peak
      hours where it is unlikely to be affected, but you never know. In the
      unlikely situation that world events extensively change the Doctor Who
      broadcast schedule in this or an upcoming week, I'll send out a revised
      edition when changes are known.

      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:


      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 - Walt Cunningham from the Apollo 7 mission. WWNN does not
      have a news department, so this program should remain on the schedule no
      matter what.

      Business Talk Radio Network http://www.businesstalkradio.net/
      Late Sun/Early Mon 2-6AM EST (11PM-3AM PST, 7-11AM GMT, 6-10PM AEDT )
      "Sci-Fi Overdrive" http://www.scifioverdrive.com/ station list on the
      scifioverdrive website
      http://www.businesstalkradio.net/weekday_host/Archives/sfo.shtml - archives
      in MP3 format
      Live audio link at Business Talk website - requires Windows Media Player.
      National version of Interstellar Transmissions, though probably easiest to
      hear in timezones outside the USA. This week - two hours discussing sci-fi
      news, followed by interviews with David Kemper of Farscape. Business Talk
      Radio is unlikely to disrupt its regular programming lineup in the event of
      a shooting war, though individual stations might.



      UK Gold http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Late Fri 1:35-3:25AM, Sat 7:15-9AM GMT "Day Of The Daleks" movie
      I guess the Daleks felt put upon. Not only was their unsuccessful invasion
      of the Earth in the 22nd Century turned into a massively popular early story
      of a British science fiction series, but it was adapted into a Feature film
      starring Peter Cushing. So, they react in the most dangerous way possible -
      they change history. Now the 3rd Doctor, Jo, and UNIT have to set things
      right, before the Day Of The Daleks comes. And the Doctor doesn't even have
      a working TARDIS to help out.
      Late Sat 12:45-2:25AM, Sun 7:20-9AM GMT "The Curse Of Peladon" movie
      The Galactic Federation (aka the UN in Space) is considering welcoming
      Peladon into its alliance. But some of the delegates want to keep Peladon
      out, even by lethal means. Can the Doctor get a unanimous vote, or will the
      Federation proove irrelevant? And why do these debates always involve
      confusing vicious fights in pits and a cloudy picture in the middle of the

      UK Gold + 1
      Late Fri 2:35-4:25AM GMT "Day Of The Daleks" movie
      Late Sat 1:45-3:25AM GMT "The Curse Of Peladon" movie

      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


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      Weeknights 2 episodes Midnight + 4AM EST (9PM + 1AM PST)
      (The Midnight EST showings only are pre-empted through 14 March)
      Saturday/Sunday complete stories Midnight + 3:30AM EST (9PM + 12:30AM PST)
      Wed "Image Of The Fendahl" pts 1+2 of 4
      Thu "Image Of The Fendahl" pts 3+4 of 4
      A skull with delusions of Grandeur plans to use the greed of humans to
      destroy the world and travel out into Space. The 4th Doctor and Leela must
      now cancel the travel reservations.
      Fri "The Sun Makers" pts 1+2 of 4
      The 4th Doctor, Leela, and K9 start a revolution on Pluto, where humanity is
      being impressed by a galactic corporation and heavy taxation.
      Sat "The Power Of Kroll" all 4 pts
      Miners and natives accidentally awaken the great Squid Kroll, an enormous
      creature with a large appetite and a terrible temper. The 4th Doctor and
      Romana must once again save both sides from their mistakes.
      Sun "The Armageddon Factor" all 6 pts (no 3:30AM rerun)
      The 4th Doctor, Romana, and K9 do battle with the Shadow, a servant of the
      Black Guardian. The Shadow found the last segment of the Key To Time first,
      and hopes to use it as leverage to keep the Doctor from ever completing the
      Key. In the battle of good versus evil, some will pay a terrible price.
      Mon "The Sun Makers" pts 3+4 of 4
      The battle for the freedom of humanity continues.
      Tue "Underworld" pts 1+2 of 4
      The survivors of the Minyans, a species that feel the Time Lords destroyed
      them, solicit the Doctor's help in locating their genetic race bank, which
      would enable them to rebuild their species.

      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
      analog 11,49,52
      digital 57,48,(49) - not on digital schedule yet
      Boston Dish Local 8781,11
      Pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns March 22.

      WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
      analog 24,59
      digital 25-1
      Pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns March 30.

      WSKG Binghamton, NY http://www.wskg.com
      analog 46
      digital (42) - under construction
      Sat 11:30PM EST "Planet Of Evil" pt 4 of 4
      Professor Sorenson's life may be the price of saving the Morestrans from an
      angered anti-matter world. How far must the 4th Doctor go to bring peace?

      WQED/WQEX Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org
      analog 13,16
      digital 38-1,(26)
      Pittsburgh DirecTV Local 13,947
      Pittsburgh Dish Local 8136,13
      Pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns March 29.

      WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
      analog 35
      digital (34) - coming 2003
      Philadelphia DirecTV Local 35,909
      Philadelphia Dish Local 8162,35
      Sat 11PM EST "City Of Death" pt 4 of 4
      Scarlioni prepares to go back in time, saving himself and wiping out
      Sat 11:30PM EST "The Creature From The Pit" pt 1 of 4
      A distress call brings the 4th Doctor, Romana, and K9 to a
      vegetation-covered world ruled by an Evil Woman (TM).

      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
      DC/Hagerstown & Baltimore DirecTV Local 22,980
      Late Sat Mid EST "Mawdryn Undead" movie
      Aka The Two Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewarts. An alien spaceship brings 1977
      and 1983 together in a struggle to escape a Time Lord curse. Spread across
      two time zones, the TARDIS crew and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart must end a
      cycle of misery and pain. Someone will pay a high price.

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org
      analog 48
      digital 34-1
      Cincinnati DirecTV Local 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish Local 8356,48
      Pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns March 22.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital (33) - under construction
      Sat 11:50PM CST "The Power Of Kroll" pt 4 of 4
      See BBC Kids for story description.

      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)
      Des Moines Dish Local 9116,11
      Omaha, NE Dish Local 9146,32
      Cedar Rapids Dish Local 9161,12
      Pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns March 22.

      KERA/K44FI Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX http://www.kera.org
      analog 13,44
      digital 14-1
      Dallas DirecTV Local 13,889
      Dallas Dish Local 8406,13
      Pre-empted by pledge drive. Next air date of Doctor Who unknown.

      KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org
      analog 12,32
      digital (38) - under construction
      Denver DirecTV Local 12,910
      Denver Dish Local 8211,12
      Pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns March 22.

      KUED/KUES Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
      analog 7,19
      digital 42-1,(19)
      Salt Lake City DirecTV Local 7,982
      Salt Lake City Dish Local 8536,7
      Sat 11:30PM MST "State Of Decay" pt 4 of 4
      The 4th Doctor now knows the dark secret of the Great Vampire. Escaping the
      situation and freeing the local populace is no longer enough. The Vampire
      must be destroyed at all costs.

      KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
      analog 28,15,65
      digital (27),(19) - under construction
      Seattle DirecTV Local 12,910
      Seattle Dish Local 8620,28
      Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PST "Time And The Rani" pts 3+4 of 4
      His memory restored, the new 7th Doctor scrambles to get the support of the
      Lakertyians to defeat the Rani before she wipes out both the planet and the
      fabric of time. Alas, if it was easy to get the Lakertyians on board in the
      first place, the Rani probably would have found an easier planet.

      KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
      analog 54,25
      digital (50),(58) - under construction
      San Francisco DirecTV Local 54,903
      Salinas Dish Local 9190,25
      San Francisco Dish Local 8234,54 - not available to subscribers
      Doctor Who is on hiatus on KTEH/KCAH. Tentatively set to return in May.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2003.

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