This Week In Doctor Who - June 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
firstname.lastname@example.org , bfelliott@... ,
bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:
"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
NHPTV New Hampshire http://www.nhptv.org
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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