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This Week In Doctor Who - April 16, 2003

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  • Benjamin F. Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - April 16, 2003 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 6, No 16 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 16, 2003
      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - April 16, 2003
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 6, No 16

      As of this writing, it is confirmed that all Dalek and Terry Nation stories
      are unavailable to US TV stations to purchase for broadcast. There are
      rights issues between Terry Nation's estate and the BBC (at least in
      America) temporarily preventing stories from being shown. The issues are
      being worked on, and it is hoped that the stories will become available for
      broadcast again soon.

      Existing Doctor Who stories that are not available right now:
      The Dead Planet aka The Daleks aka The Mutants (1963)
      The Keys Of Marinus
      The Dalek Invasion Of Earth
      The Chase
      Day Of The Daleks
      Planet Of The Daleks
      Death To The Daleks
      Genesis Of The Daleks
      The Android Invasion
      Destiny Of The Daleks
      The Five Doctors (?)
      Resurrection Of The Daleks
      Revelation Of The Daleks
      Remembrance Of The Daleks

      Existing Doctor Who stories that *might* not be available right now - it's
      The Space Museum (Dalek shell appears in episode 2, full version of episode
      4 has Dalek cameo at end)
      The War Games (Dalek appears in cameo in episode 10)
      Frontier In Space (Daleks appear extensively in episode 6)

      Maryland Public TV http://www.mpt.org/ has removed Resurrection Of The
      Daleks from its schedule for April 26 and has replaced it with Frontios,
      which had been missing. MPT also skipped The Five Doctors, where a Dalek has
      an extended cameo, so I have tentatively placed that story in the list of
      now unavailable stories.

      KERA 13 Dallas, TX http://www.kera.org/ did resume airing Doctor Who late
      Friday April 4 at 12:30AM. Having aired the 3rd and 4th Doctor stories in
      production order, they now are airing stories in broadcast order.
      Castrovalva aired April 4th. Four To Doomsday aired April 11th.

      I have no new information regarding WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA. WQED's
      website lists a Doctor Who episode airing this Saturday, while TV Guide and
      Zap2it's websites list members' choice pledge specials in the slot.

      Over in the UK, UK Gold will have "Dalek Days" on the May Bank Holidays. 10
      of the 11 complete Dalek stories will air - 5 stories per Bank Holiday. Only
      "The Chase" is being skipped. It is too soon to be sure how much of the
      marathons will air on UK Gold 2 or UK Gold +1. These will be UK Gold's
      existing prints of stories, and not remastered versions. Here's the lineup:

      Monday 5 May
      7:20AM BST "The Dead Planet" aka "The Daleks" aka "The Mutants"
      10:45AM BST "The Dalek Invasion Of Earth"
      1:35PM BST "The Day Of The Daleks"
      3:25PM BST "Planet Of The Daleks"
      6:05PM BST "Death To The Daleks"

      Monday 26 May
      9:50AM BST "Genesis Of The Daleks"
      12:35PM BST "Destiny Of The Daleks"
      2:30PM BST "Resurrection Of The Daleks"
      4:20PM BST "Revelation Of The Daleks"
      6:10PM BST "Remembrance Of The Daleks"

      The UK Sci-Fi Channel http://www.uk.scifi.com/ will be airing the 1996
      Doctor Who TV Movie on 5 May from 7:20 to 9PM.

      The South African Sci-Fi Channel http://www.uk.scifi.com/ - yes, the same
      website - will air both the 1996 Doctor Who movie and a new Doctor Who
      special in May. The special is part of a series profiling UK Science fiction
      shows called "SF:UK". Here's the lineup:
      Saturday 3 May 4:25PM "SF:UK - Trips Through Time And Space" (first airing?)
      Wednesday 21 May 8PM "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      Wednesday 21 May 9:25PM "SF:UK - Trips Through Time And Space"
      Saturday 24 May 6:35PM "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie

      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:


      BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/
      "Shada" - new version of Douglas Adams' TV story left unfinished in 1979.
      Now an audio story with illustrations. Stars Paul McGann as the Doctor,
      Lalla Ward as Romana, and John Leeson as K9. Begins 2 May 2003.

      BBC Radio 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/
      Digital radio & TV in UK, live realplayer link on website for worldwide use
      Sat 6PM+ Mid BST (7PM+1AM CET, 1+7PM EDT, 10AM+4PM PDT, Sun 3+9AM AEST) "The
      Paradise Of Death" pt 5 of 5
      The conclusion to the 1993 Jon Pertwee Doctor Who audio story.
      Sunday - unknown. BBC Radio 7 doesn't have a schedule for this Sunday
      showing on the website. It's Easter Sunday - maybe they're taking the day
      off. More likely - special programming. If they are airing regular
      programming, I'll go out on a limb and guess that part 1 of The Ghosts Of
      N-Space" airs at 6PM and Midnight BST.

      Fri 7PM EDT "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 - Mike McCafferty from The Invisible Man.

      Business Talk Radio Network http://www.businesstalkradio.net/
      Late Sun/Early Mon 2-6AM EDT (11PM-3AM PDT, 7-11AM BST, 4-8PM AEST ) "Sci-Fi
      Overdrive" http://www.scifioverdrive.com/ station list on the scifioverdrive
      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. Hour 1 - Sci-Fi News & Content. Hour 2 -
      the Mike McCafferty interview from Interstellar Transmissions. Hour 3 -
      SIRTF (whatever that means). Hour 4 - Sophie Aldred & Sylvester McCoy.



      UK Gold http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Late Fri 2-3:55AM, Sat 7:10-9AM BST "The Time Warrior" movie
      A meddlesome journalist takes an unintended trip in the TARDIS and endangers
      the 3rd Doctor's efforts to find scientists taken out of time. This story
      introduces the Sontarans, one of the most popular Doctor Who monsters.
      Late Sat 1:25-4:20AM, Sun 6-9AM BST "Invasion/Invasion Of The Dinosaurs"
      Part 1 of this story is titled "Invasion" to keep the appearance of the
      Dinosaurs secret. Part 1 only survives in black & white because someone
      erased the colour version.

      UK Gold + 1
      Late Fri 3-4:55AM BST "The Time Warrior" movie
      Late Sat 2:25-5:20AM BST "Invasion/Invasion Of The Dinosaur" movie

      Sci-Fi Channel UK http://www.uk.scifi.com/
      Sun Noon-1:10PM BST "Dalekmania"
      The story of the Daleks, particularly in relation to the 2 Peter Cushing
      feature films - "Dr. Who & The Daleks" and "Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D."
      Sun 1:10-2:45PM BST "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      The Doctor's efforts to return the Master to Gallifrey are sidelined by a
      crash landing in San Francisco, a sudden regeneration, and the imminent
      demise of the planet Earth. Starring Paul McGann, Daphne Ashbrook, and Eric

      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 EDT (9PM + 1AM PDT)
      Saturday/Sunday complete stories Midnight + 3:30AM EDT (9PM + 12:30AM PDT)
      Wed "City Of Death" pts 3+4 of 4
      The 4th Doctor discovers Count Scarlioni in multiple time zones, as time
      runs out of time. John Cleese makes an uncredited cameo.
      Thu "The Creature From The Pit" pts 1+2 of 4
      Fri "The Creature From The Pit" pts 3+4 of 4
      The 4th Doctor, Romana, and K9 answer a distress call from an egg shell. The
      shell was part of a space ship bringing an ambassador to a jungle planet.
      What happened to the ambassador, and why would any world let a woman with
      such odd fashion sense rule over them as a dictator?
      Sat "State Of Decay" all 4 pts
      Adric stowed away in the TARDIS. Now he is in the 4th Doctor and Romana's
      way as they do battle with the vampiric rulers of a backwards world.
      Sun "Warriors' Gate" all 4 pts
      The TARDIS has found the exit from E-Space. But not all of the crew will
      return to our universe.
      Mon "Nightmare Of Eden" pts 1+2 of 4
      Tue "Nightmare Of Eden" pts 3+4 of 4
      The 4th Doctor and Romana encounter the darker side of drug smuggling when a
      traffic accident in space releases dangerous creatures and reveals the
      existence of Vraxoin.

      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. Doctor Who returns April 26.

      WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
      analog 24,59
      digital 25-1
      Sun 5:30PM EDT "The Seeds Of Doom" pt 4 of 6
      The 4th Doctor and Sarah investigate the home of Harrison Chase in search of
      the seed pod. It is already too late.

      WSKG Binghamton, NY http://www.wskg.com
      analog 46
      digital (42) - under construction
      Sat 11:30PM EDT "Pyramids Of Mars" pt 3 of 4
      The 4th Doctor and Sarah try to stop Sutekh the Destroyer from escaping his
      prison on Mars.

      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
      Late Sat Mid EDT "The Five Doctors" 4 pt version, pt 1 of 4??
      Viewer Advisory - WQED/WQEX's website lists a Doctor Who episode airing
      here. www.tvguide.com and http://www.zap2it.com/ lists it as members'

      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 EDT "The Horns Of Nimon" pts 2+3 of 4
      The TARDIS is being drawn into a gravity whirlpool. The 4th Doctor and K9
      have to escape alive in order to search for Romana.

      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 EDT "The Awakening" movie
      The 5th Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough search for Tegan's grandfather in a
      sleepy English village, where war games seem to be bringing the 17th and
      20th Centuries together in a joint bloodletting.
      Viewer advisory - MPT's spring independent film series "Independent Eye"
      begins its new season next Saturday at 11PM. Expect late starts for Doctor
      Who virtually every week till mid-June.

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org
      analog 48
      digital 34-2
      *WCET-DT has moved its simulcast of the analog station to subchannel 2 as
      they ramp up their digital operations. See WCET's website for details. It
      appears at this time that imported shows like Doctor Who and Red Green will
      not get additional airings on WCET subchannels.*
      Cincinnati DirecTV Local 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish Local 8356,48
      Sat 11PM EDT "The Twin Dilemma" pts 3+4 of 4
      The 6th Doctor's continued emotional instability hinders his efforts to
      rescue the twins and stop a race of powerful slugs from invading the galaxy.
      Pre-empted by auction next week. Doctor Who returns May 3.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital (33) - under construction
      Sat 11:40PM CDT "The Armageddon Factor" pt 5 of 6
      K9, now under the control of the Shadow, sets a trap for the Doctor.

      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
      Sat 11:35PM CDT "Terror Of The Zygons" pts 1+2 of 4
      The 4th Doctor, Sarah, and Harry return to Earth to help U*N*I*T. Oil rigs
      are being destroyed in the North Sea. The Doctor isn't interested in oil
      rigs, but the Brigadier points out the human casualties. Surprised no one
      thought about what might happen if the oil escaped and started spilling all
      over the place. These must be non-spill oil rigs.

      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
      Late Fri 12:30AM CDT "Kinda" movie
      Do the 5th Doctor, Adric, and Tegan have what it takes to protect a peaceful
      tribal people from the return of the evil force known as the Mara? Kinda.

      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
      No Friday episodes this week.
      Sat 11PM MDT "Time And The Rani" pts 1+2 of 4
      KBDI airs this story out of order, having already shown the other 3 stories
      of the 1987 season. A sudden regeneration leaves the Doctor (Sylvester
      McCoy) disoriented, at the mercy of the manipulations of the Rani. In her
      latest scheme, the Rani impersonates Mel to trick the Doctor into repairing
      a machine needed for ... for ... well, she needs it for something evil.

      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 MDT "Full Circle" pt 1 of 4
      The TARDIS becomes trapped in a pocket universe. Where Gallifrey should be
      is a planet going full circle.

      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 PDT "Dragonfire" pt 2+3 of 3
      Mel and Ace try to stay one step ahead of Kane's army, while the 7th Doctor
      and Sabalom Glitz search for the Dragon's treasure. Bonnie Langford's final
      appearance in the series as Mel.

      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
      Due to situations largely beyond their control, Doctor Who is on hiatus on
      KTEH/KCAH. Doctor Who will return ASAP.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2003.

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