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This Week In Doctor Who - July 30, 2003

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    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - July 30, 2003 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 6, No 31 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - July 30, 2003
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 6, No 31
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
      thisweekindoctorwho-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

      As of July 30, it is 18 days until "The Airzone Solution" and "Auton"
      have their US broadcast premieres on KTEH 54 San Jose/KCAH 25
      Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org/ . If they pledge well, KTEH has
      the option to air the BBV videos and sell them to other public TV
      stations. BBV's website is http://www.bbvonline.co.uk/ .

      Richard E. Grant (Withnail & I, 10th Doctor in The Curse Of Fatal
      Death) will be the BBC's official Ninth Doctor in a fully animated
      webcast on BBCi's website in November, the month of Doctor Who's 40th
      anniversary. Check out http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/ for more
      details.

      The BBC Radio 4 Documentary "My Life As A Dalek" reran on Tuesday 29
      July at 11:30PM BST, which I found out too late to get into last
      week's TWIDW. However, Radio 4 is archiving it online until Tuesday 5
      August at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/rams/dalek.ram , so you
      can still listen. Mark Gatiss produced this special to commemorate 40
      years of the Daleks.

      August sees the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie air again in South Africa
      and the United States. Sci-Fi Channel SA http://www.uk.scifi.com/
      will air "Doctor Who" from 8 to 9:25PM on Thursday 7 August and 5:25
      to 7PM on Friday 8 August. The US Sci-Fi Channel will air the film
      from 2 to 4PM Eastern Time (adjust for local time and feed) on Friday
      August 22.

      Maryland Public TV sees the end of an era this Saturday night -
      again. This Saturday sees the final Doctor Who story scheduled to air
      in movie format (the conclusion to The Trial Of A Time Lord).
      Maryland Public TV has aired Doctor Who in movie format since they
      picked up the series in 1985, except for brief experiments in 1998
      and 2000 - an 18 year run. Now they will air the series in episode
      format (2 episodes a week), starting with the William Hartnell
      episodes. Time will tell if this is a permanent change, or if they
      will return to airing in movie format in a few months. At the moment,
      this leaves KERA 13 in Dallas, Texas as the only station in the US
      still airing Doctor Who in movie format.

      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:

      RADIO/INTERNET:

      BBC Radio 4 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/rams/dalek.ram
      "My Life As A Dalek" 30 minute documentary - archived till at least 5
      August

      BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/
      "Shada" - new 6 episode version of Douglas Adams' TV story. Paul
      McGann as the 8th Doctor. The 3rd story produced for BBCi.
      "Real Time" - the 6th Doctor battles the Cybermen in this illustrated
      audio story first produced in 2002. The 2nd story produced for BBCi.
      And Coming In November ...
      "The Scream Of The Shalka" - Richard E. Grant as the 9th Doctor in a
      fully-animated story for the 40th Anniversary. The 4th story produced
      for BBCi, and the first one to have full animation instead of
      illustrations.

      American Who http://www.americanwho.net/
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/who/72803.mp3
      In depth interview with Colin Baker (6th Doctor) conducted by Charles
      Martin at Gallifrey 2003. Colin's career, his family, fighting to
      eliminate cot death, and thoughts on some UK legislation.
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/who/71503.mp3
      Paul Cornell gives Joey Reynolds 20 minutes and discusses some
      details of the upcoming 9th Doctor story on BBCi this November. Also,
      Charles Martin tries to clarify and calm the fears involved when new
      chapters in one's favorite saga comes along. Remember when we heard
      about new Star Wars films and new Star Trek shows? The future of
      Doctor Who on American Who.

      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 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 sci-fi radio talk show, sometimes with Doctor Who content.
      Easiest to hear in timezones outside the USA. Schedule for this
      week's show not announced as of publication time.

      TV:

      UK:

      UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv/ http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Sat 7:15-9AM BST "The Stones Of Blood" movie
      TARDIS 1980: Romana Discovers Earth. The 3rd segment of the Key To
      Time is on Earth, hidden in a maze of black magic, killer stones, and
      hyperspace.
      Late Sat 1:50-3:40AM, Sun 7:15-9AM BST "The Androids Of Tara" movie
      Count Grendel plans to usurp the throne of Tara. But he has yet to
      tangle with the likes of the 4th Doctor, Romana, and K9. Count
      Grendel: Peter Jeffrey.

      UK Gold + 1
      Late Sat 2:50-4:40AM BST "The Androids Of Tara" movie

      EUROPE:

      TELE 5 Poland http://www.tele5.pl/
      Weekdays 7PM CET
      The 12th series (Robot through Revenge Of The Cybermen) is currently
      airing dubbed in Polish, apparently in order. Their TV listings are
      still unusable for people who don't read Polish, and I doubt they're
      much better for people who do speak Polish.

      CANADA/USA:

      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 Stones Of Blood" pts 3+4 of 4
      See UK Gold for details.
      Thu "The Androids Of Tara" pts 1+2 of 4
      Fri "The Androids Of Tara" pts 3+4 of 4
      See UK Gold for details.
      Sat "State Of Decay" all 4 pts
      The 4th Doctor and Romana explore a planet ruled by vampires, unaware
      of a stowaway in the TARDIS.
      Sun "Warriors' Gate" all 4 pts
      At the gateway between universes, the 4th Doctor and Romana solve a
      mystery of the past, present, and future - by doing nothing.
      Mon "The Power Of Kroll" pts 1+2 of 4
      Tue "The Power Of Kroll" pts 3+4 of 4
      A giant Squid is worshipped by natives. Could this be a link to the
      next segment of the Key To Time? Probably.

      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 - simulcast currently ends before Doctor Who
      starts
      Boston DirecTV Local 11,955
      Boston Dish Local 11,8781
      Sat 11PM EDT "Robot" pt 3 of 4
      The 4th Doctor suspects he his making progress on finding out the
      aims of the SRS when the Giant Robot is programmed to kill him.
      Pre-empted the next three weeks for pledge specials. Robot concludes
      August 30.

      WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
      analog 24,59
      digital 25-1
      Sun 5:30PM EDT "The Sontaran Experiment" pt 2 of 2
      The Sontaran finishes his experiments on the humans and prepares to
      give his invasion report.

      WSKG Binghamton, NY http://www.wskg.com
      analog 46
      digital (42) - coming September 2003
      Sat 11:30PM EDT "The Masque Of Mandragora" pt 2 of 4
      Something is wrong with Sarah, as the Mandragora Helix continues
      killing people in 15th Century Italy.

      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 "Four To Doomsday" pts 1+2 of 4
      The 5th Doctor, Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan visit a spaceship that has
      been to Earth 4 times and plans to return - permanently. They come in
      peace, but can they be believed?

      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 Trial Of A Time Lord" movie, pt 4 of 4 (The
      Ultimate Foe)
      Just before a verdict can be announced, a surprise witness throws the
      trial into chaos. An enemy will be a friend, an acquaintance will be
      cowardly, and a traitor to Gallifrey and time will be exposed. The
      final televised chapter of the 6th Doctor's life, with revelations
      that will astonish first time viewers.
      Next week, the Hartnell stories and episode format begin.

      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 Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 1+2 of 14 (The Mysterious
      Planet pts 1+2)
      The 6th Doctor finds himself on trial for his life and witnessing an
      adventure in his past.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital (9)
      Sat 11:40PM CDT "The Horns Of Nimon" pt 1 of 4
      The 4th Doctor tries to do maintenance on the TARDIS in deep space,
      only to run afoul of a Black Hole.

      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?
      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 Deadly Assassin" pts 1+2 of 4
      The 4th Doctor travels solo to protect the President of the Time
      Lords from an unknown assassin. But when the time comes to save the
      day, the Doctor winds up in exactly the wrong place at exactly the
      wrong time.

      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 "Frontios" movie
      There are places where even Time Lords aren't allowed to travel.
      Realms of time which are to be left unexplored at all costs. The
      survivors of humanity live in one such realm of time. And one Time
      Lord will unwillingly get involved in a place he has no business
      being in, a place where he is the only hope.

      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 "Survival" pt 1 of 3
      Late Fri 1AM, Sat 11PM MDT "Survival" pts 2+3 of 3
      The final story of the original series. The 7th Doctor visits Ace's
      hometown and discovers that planet hopping cats are devouring the
      forgotten teens of the town. An old enemy with a problem, a young
      companion with a terrible choice, and tea cooling down as the final
      battle of the series occurs.
      Pre-empted by pledge drives for the next three weeks. The Curse Of
      Fenric begins out of order on August 30.

      KUED/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
      analog 7 (and 80+ translators all over Utah)
      digital 42-1,19-1
      Salt Lake City DirecTV Local 7,982
      Salt Lake City Dish Local 7,8536
      Sat 11:30PM MDT "Logopolis" pt 4 of 4
      The 4th Doctor and the Master must team up to save the universe from
      destruction when the Master's plans for conquest go tragically awry.
      One of them may not survive the alliance.
      Doctor Who will continue next week. I do not know as of publication
      time if KUED is going to the 5th Doctor or if they will go back to
      Robot.

      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 Edge Of Destruction - The Edge Of
      Destruction" ep 1 of 2
      Sat 7:30PM, Late Sat 1AM PDT "The Edge Of Destruction - The Brink Of
      Disaster" ep 2 of 2
      The TARDIS malfunctions, wiping the memories of the TARDIS crew,
      leaving them confused and distrustful of each other. As they bicker,
      their lives are in increasing peril. William Hartnell as The Doctor.
      With Jacqueline Hill as Barbara Wright.

      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
      Coming August 17th ...
      BBV Comes to US TV with the first known American TV broadcasts
      8PM PDT "The Airzone Solution" - starring Sylvester McCoy, Colin
      Baker, and Peter Davison
      9:30PM PDT "Auton" - starring, well, it's kinda obvious
      The BBV Night reruns Friday August 22nd at 11:30PM PDT.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2003.
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