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This Week In Doctor Who - June 25, 2003

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  • Benjamin F. Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - June 25, 2003 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 6, No 26 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 25, 2003
      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - June 25, 2003
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 6, No 26

      Real Time - the 6th Doctor audio story which was featured on the BBCi
      website last year - is now back online again. Go to
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/ , the same place you go to hear Shada.
      Like its original run last year, Real Time is available with illustrations
      by the same artist who illustrated Shada. It is unknown how long the six 10
      minute episodes will be online, or indeed how long Shada will remain online.

      New Hampshire Public TV http://www.nhptv.org/ has turned on its final
      digital transmitter (WEKW-DT 49 Keene, NH). Their digital channels have also
      begun a simulcast of their analog channel on subchannel 2, so their
      programming is available in digital virtually statewide. However, the
      simulcast currently runs from 10:30AM to 10:30PM weekdays, 10AM to 10PM
      weekends, so it does not currently include Doctor Who. Still, it is another
      step to being able to see Doctor Who on the digital frequencies of the dial.

      New Hampshire Public TV and WCNY 24 Syracuse, NY http://www.wcny.org/ seem
      to be shuffling between Doctors now. WCNY jumped to the 3rd Doctor last week
      (according to their schedule) and is apparently starting a 5th Doctor story
      next month. New Hampshire Public TV is scheduled to go the the 4th Doctor
      next month, when they will have only aired 2 stories from the 7th Doctor's

      Iowa Public TV http://www.iptv.org/ is now available to more viewers.
      DirecTV http://www.directv.com/ has launched its Des Moines locals package,
      with KDIN 11 as the IPTV affiliate. They have also taken control of KQIN 36
      Davenport, IA (formerly KQCT 36), a station in the Quad Cities area of Iowa
      and Illinois. KQIN will shortly go from low power to full power, bringing
      Iowa Public TV to some new areas and filling in gaps where previously you
      had to see the network on cable or pull in KIIN 12 from another city.
      KQIN-DT will be on channel 34 when it goes on the air.

      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 6 episode 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.
      All 6 Episodes Now Online!
      "Real Time" - 2002 Doctor Who story featuring the 6th Doctor and the
      Cybermen. Six 10 minute episodes. Now back online.

      American Who http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/who
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/who/62303.mp3 - Peter Davison; Dan
      Charles Martin interviews Peter Davison (the 5th Doctor and many other TV
      roles) at the 2003 Gallifrey convention. Then Dan Harris of the Sci-Fi Sea
      Cruise (a *mostly* Doctor Who event based in the US) discusses a new contest
      he has regarding the trip.
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/who/61403.mp3 - Patrick Lussier
      Joey Reynolds talks with Patrick Lussier, editor of the 1996 Doctor Who TV
      Movie and fan of the Jon Pertwee stories in the 1970s, seeing them on a
      Seattle TV station.

      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 sci-fi radio talk show, sometimes with Doctor Who content. Easiest
      to hear in timezones outside the USA. Hour 1 - worldwide sci-fi news. Hour
      2 - Stu Goldman and Dr. Everett Gibson, Jr. discuss "Mars Life in
      Meteroids". Hour 3 - Jim Garvin discusses the Mars Rover project. Hour 4 -
      encore of interview with Apollo 7 astronaut Walter Cunningham.



      UK Gold http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Sat 7:15-9AM BST "The Robots Of Death" movie
      Robots are killing the workers on a Sandminer. But no one will believe
      robots are capable of such an act.
      Late Sat 2-4:30AM, Sun 6-9AM BST "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" movie
      Magic and murder in a London theatre during Victorian times draws the
      attention of the 4th Doctor and Leela.

      UK Gold + 1
      Late Sat 3-5:30AM BST "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" movie


      TELE 5 Poland http://www.tele5.pl/
      Weekdays 4:40PM CET
      TELE 5 ran 26 Tom Baker episodes last year, and has been rerunning them on
      weekdays for the last few weeks. Their website is of little use in
      determining which stories are airing, and the episode order was largely
      random, so seeing part 4 of, say, The Brain Of Morbius, would give you no
      clue as to what the next story would be. The link to their schedule is now


      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 "The Face Of Evil" pts 1+2 of 4
      Thu "The Face Of Evil" pts 3+4 of 4
      The 4th Doctor lands on a planet where he is feared as a being of pure evil.
      Fri "The Robots Of Death" pts 1+2 of 4
      See UK Gold for description.
      Sat "The Power Of Kroll" all 4 pts
      On a swamp moon, colonists running a methane factory run the risk of
      awakening Kroll, a massive creature in size and power, but not in intellect,
      who could destroy them all without paying much attention to the matter.
      Sun "The Armageddon Factor" all 6 pts (no 3:30AM rerun)
      The quest to complete the Key To Time brings the 4th Doctor and Romana to
      Atrios, a planet in the midst of a devastating nuclear war. A war being
      manipulated from the Shadows.
      Mon "The Robots Of Death" pts 3+4 of 4
      See UK Gold for description.
      Tue "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" pts 1+2 of 6
      See UK Gold for description.

      Channel numbers in brackets ( ) indicate a digital station that is not on
      the air. All stations currently airing Doctor Who that do not have digital
      transmitters on the air have received wavers from the FCC giving them till
      November 1, 2003 to go on the air. Low power stations do not currently have
      digital assignments.

      NHPTV New Hampshire http://www.nhptv.org
      analog 11,49,52
      digital 57.2,48.2,49.2 - analog simulcast currently ends at 10PM on
      weekends, before Doctor Who airs
      Boston DirecTV Local 11,955
      Boston Dish Local 11,8781
      Sat 11PM EDT "Time And The Rani" pt 3 of 4
      The 7th Doctor tries to convince the Lakertyans to fight the Rani before it
      is too late. Viewer advisory - according to NHPTV's website, NHPTV will go
      to the beginning of the 4th Doctor era effective July 19th, having only
      aired Paradise Towers and Time And The Rani from the 7th Doctor's era.

      WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
      analog 24,59
      digital 25-1
      Sun 5:30PM EDT "The Sea Devils(?)" ep ? of 6
      If anyone knows what WCNY is doing, I'd be delighted to know. Their website
      shows episodes of The Sea Devils (a 3rd Doctor story) airing through July 13
      (which would only give time to fit in 4 episodes). On July 20 The Caves Of
      Androzani (a 5th Doctor story) is set to begin. Is this a best-of run, and
      are they aware that they are not giving enough weeks to each individual

      WSKG Binghamton, NY http://www.wskg.com
      analog 46
      digital (42)
      Sat 11:30PM EDT "The Seeds Of Doom" pt 3 of 6
      Back in England, the 4th Doctor and Sarah investigate Harrison Chase, famed
      lover of plants, who might have hired the thugs who stole the Krynoid pod.

      WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
      analog 35
      digital 34-1
      Philadelphia DirecTV Local 35,909
      Philadelphia Dish Local 35,8162
      Sat 11PM EDT "The Keeper Of Traken" pts 3+4 of 4
      The Melkur plots to get Kassia appointed as the next Keeper, so he can rule
      and destroy Traken through her. The 4th Doctor, Adric, Tremas, and Nyssa are
      the only ones who will act to stop him. One of them will pay a very high

      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 "Timelash" movie
      Karfel, a planet once helped by the Doctor, is now under the control of a
      vicious sadist scientist called Borad. When the TARDIS accidentally stumbles
      across the planet again, the Borad races to keep the 6th Doctor from
      learning the secret of his rule, fearing that the Doctor will once again
      save Karfel from disaster.

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org
      analog 48
      digital 34-2
      Cincinnati DirecTV Local 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish Local 48,8356
      Sat 11PM EDT "The Two Doctors" 6 pt version, pts 5+6
      The 2nd Doctor and Shockeye the cook are the unwilling subjects in a genetic
      experiment to fuse the mind of a Time Lord with the appetite of a
      bloodthirsty Androgum. Featuring Colin Baker as the 6th Doctor and Patrick
      Troughton in his final appearance as the 2nd Doctor. The Mark Of The Rani
      (airing out of order) begins next week.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital (9)
      Sat 11:40PM CDT "The Creature From The Pit" pt 4 of 4
      Lady Adrasta might not be the only threat to Chloris after all. What does
      Erato the Creature know, and why won't he talk?

      IPTV Iowa http://www.sffn.com http://www.iptv.org
      analog 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36,36
      digital 50,(45),(25),(18),(28),(33),(35),(35),(34) - simulcast of analog
      begins in 2003?
      Now seen on KQIN 36 Davenport, IA in the Quad Cities.
      Des Moines DirecTV Local 11,474
      Des Moines Dish Local 11,9116
      Cedar Rapids Dish Local 12,9161
      Omaha, NE Dish Local 32,9146
      Sat 11:35PM CDT "The Seeds Of Doom" pts 5+6 of 6
      The 4th Doctor and Sarah race to stop the Krynoid before it turns all plant
      life against humanity.

      KERA/K44FI Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX http://www.kera.org
      analog 13,44
      digital 14-1
      Dallas DirecTV Local 13,889
      Dallas Dish Local 13,8406
      Late Fri 12:30AM CDT "Enlightenment" movie
      The Black Guardian lures the TARDIS crew into a Space Race, where one team
      is cheating, and nobody can be trusted.

      KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org
      analog 12,32
      digital (38)
      Denver DirecTV Local 12,910
      Denver Dish Local 12,8211
      Late Fri 12:30AM MDT "Remembrance Of The Daleks" pts 3+4 of 4
      A traitor disrupts the 7th Doctors efforts to keep the Daleks and the
      military apart. The leader of the Imperial Daleks makes a mistake.
      Sat 11PM MDT "Battlefield" pts 1+2 of 4
      In the near future, soldiers from an alternate dimension intrude upon
      England searching for King Arthur. For a problem of this type, you have to
      call in U*N*I*T. And at a country cottage, a retired soldier is about to
      learn that retirement is never really permanent. Brigadier
      Lethbridge-Stewart: Nicholas Courtney.

      KUED/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
      analog 7
      digital 42-1,19-1
      Salt Lake City DirecTV Local 7,982
      Salt Lake City Dish Local 7,8536
      Sat 11:30PM MDT "The Keeper Of Traken" pt 3 of 4
      See WYBE for description.

      KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA http://www.kbtc.org
      analog 28,15,65
      digital 27-1,(19)
      Seattle DirecTV Local 12,910
      Seattle Dish Local 28,8620
      Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT "The Curse Of Fenric" pts 2+3 of 4
      Almost by sleepwalking, the residents of the town, the British army, and a
      group of Russian soldiers do all the wrong things and bring the threat of
      Fenric closer to emerging.

      KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
      analog 54,25
      digital (50),(58)
      San Francisco DirecTV Local 54,903
      Monterey Dish Local 25,9190
      Doctor Who is on hiatus.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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