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This Week In Doctor Who - August 6, 2003

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    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - August 6, 2003 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 6, No 32 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - August 6, 2003
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 6, No 32
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
      thisweekindoctorwho-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

      Who news tends to come out on Wednesday after this column comes out
      for some reason. It happened again last week.
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/drwho/2003/07/30/6058.shtml 3 minutes, 32
      seconds of film footage related to the lost Troughton story Fury From
      The Deep was discovered in a repository for discarded film. It is
      16mm mute film footage related to the attack of the weed creature in
      episode 6. The news articles seem to indicate that the footage is
      mostly alternate takes, material that wasn't used in the final cut of
      the story. Steve Roberts of the Restoration Team indicates that the
      footage will find its way onto the next Troughton story to reach DVD,
      which is not as some fans assume a promise that a Troughton story
      will be released in the UK in 2004, merely a promise that whenever
      the next Troughton DVD comes out the Fury footage will be on it.

      Autralian fans can see Doctor Who on the ABC Network
      http://www.abc.net.au/ starting Monday 15 September. Doctor Who will
      air 4 days a week in the traditional Australian 6PM timeslot just
      before the news. This is the first time that Doctor Who (bar the TV
      movie) has aired on free TV in Australia since March 1994. ABC is
      planning to begin with the Hartnell stories and claims that they will
      air the entire series. Unlike the broadcasts on UKTV since 1996,
      these showings will be commercial free. Due to the timeslot, some
      fans wonder if ABC will edit episodes for content reasons.

      UK Gold is ramping up its broadcasts of Doctor Who. Starting Monday
      11 August, 2 Tom Baker episodes will air weekdays at 6PM BST on the
      primary UK Gold channel. UK Gold +1 will encore the episodes at 7PM.
      Also starting Saturday 16 August, 2 Jon Pertwee episodes will air
      Saturdays at 5PM BST on the primary UK Gold Channel, 6PM on UK Gold
      +1, and 3AM on UK Gold 2. The 2 episodes will be presented as one
      episode, cutting out the credits between them. The movie format
      stories currently airing on Saturday and Sunday mornings (with
      slightly more erratic late night showings) will continue
      uninterrupted.

      Maryland Public TV http://www.mpt.org/ has done an about face on its
      Doctor Who plans. MPT was planning to skip the Sylvester McCoy era
      and go to the William Hartnell stories. The Hartnell stories were to
      be presented in episode format, forsaking MPT's tradition of airing
      the movie versions of stories. Over the weekend, readers of the
      Washington Post noticed that MPT had erroneously sent out info for 2
      episodes of The Sea Devils, a 3rd Doctor story. Meanwhile, on MPT's
      website, the Hartnell stories had been replaced by the Sylvester
      McCoy stories which logic indicates should have been scheduled in the
      first place. The McCoy stories will be airing in movie format. Based
      on MPT's new listed schedule and the fact that it hasn't pre-empted
      Doctor Who since 1998, the Hartnell stories should theoretically now
      begin on November 1.

      As of August 6, it is 11 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 most of 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.

      Dish Network subscribers in the Philadelphia area who get local
      channels through them can expect to be trading in satellite dishes
      soon. The non-major network locals (including WYBE 35) have required
      a special dish to view them at 129 degrees in the sky. Now they are
      being mirrored on the more standard 61.5 degree dish position, where
      new subscribers in Philly will be directed to get them. It will still
      require a second dish to see the Philly locals, but the dish will be
      able to access whatever services you subscribe to that are available
      at 61.5 degrees.

      TELE 5 in Poland http://www.tele5.pl/ has discontinued its Doctor Who
      run again. They ran a random 26 episodes from the Tom Baker era.

      Upcoming airings of the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie:
      Thurday 7 August 8 to 9:25PM - SA Sci-Fi Channel
      Friday 8 August 5:25 to 7PM - SA Sci-Fi Channel
      Friday 22 August 2 to 4PM - US Sci-Fi Channel
      Wednesday 10 September 8 to 9:35PM UK Sci-Fi Channel
      Sunday 14 September 2 to 3:35PM UK Sci-Fi Channel
      Monday 15 September 11AM to 12:35PM UK Sci-Fi Channel

      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" - still archived on the website. 30 minute story
      of the history of the Daleks.

      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/
      No new episodes listed. Currently on the website:
      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.

      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. A night devoted to sci-
      fi conventions.

      TV:

      UK:

      UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv/ http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Sat 7:15-9AM BST "The Power Of Kroll" movie
      The prime suspect in the disappearance of the 5th segment of the Key
      To Time is an enormous squid worshipped as a god by some, and thinks
      of all as food.
      Late Sat 1:20-3:55AM, Sun 6:30-9AM BST "The Armageddon Factor" movie
      Agents of the Black Guardian work behind the scenes to foment a war
      between 2 worlds and trick the Doctor into handing over The Key To
      Time.
      Mon 6PM BST "Robot" 2 pt version, ep 1
      Tue 6PM BST "Robot" 2 pt version, ep 2
      A weeknight run of Tom Baker episodes begins on UK Gold. 2 episodes
      are edited together into an hourlong block. First up - the new 4th
      Doctor is called upon to stop a sinister scientific society which is
      using a Robot in hopes of blackmailing the world.
      Meanwhile, a weekend run of Pertwee stories in the same format (2
      episodes edited into a one hour block) airs Saturdays at 5PM BST (6PM
      BST UK Gold +1, Late Saturday 3AM UK Gold 2), starting with Spearhead
      From Space.

      UK Gold + 1
      Late Sat 2:20-4:55AM BST "The Armageddon Factor" movie
      Mon 7PM BST "Robot" 2 pt version, ep 1
      Tue 7PM BST "Robot" 2 pt version, ep 2

      EUROPE:

      TELE 5 Poland http://www.tele5.pl/
      TELE 5 has taken Doctor Who off the air for now.

      AFRICA:

      SA Sci-Fi Channel http://www.uk.scifi.com/
      Thu 8-9:25PM "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      Fri 5:25-7PM "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      The 7th Doctor has an unfortunate adventure with a gunfight, the
      consequences of which bring on a regeneration crisis. Can the Doctor
      pull himself together enough to deal with the Master one more time
      and keep Earth from being sucked inside out? Starring Paul McGann,
      Sylvester McCoy, Daphne Ashbrook, and Eric Roberts.

      AUSTRALIA:

      ABC Australia http://www.abc.net.au/
      Monday through Thursday at 6PM AEST, starting 15 September

      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 Armageddon Factor" pts 1+2 of 6
      Thu "The Armageddon Factor" pts 3+4 of 6
      Fri "The Armageddon Factor" pts 5+6 of 6
      See UK Gold for details.
      Sat "The Keeper Of Traken" all 4 pts
      A plea for help brings the 4th Doctor and Adric to Traken, where a
      calcified statue of evil is trying to bring about chaos and
      destruction. The statue seems to know the Doctor all too well.
      Sun "Logopolis" all 4 pts
      The Master stalks the 4th Doctor as he tries to repair the TARDIS.
      Alas, the Master's desire for power goes a little too far this time,
      and only the Doctor can save the Master's bacon.
      Mon "Destiny Of The Daleks" pts 1+2 of 4
      Tue "Destiny Of The Daleks" pts 3+4 of 4
      Lalla Ward takes over as Romana in a story where the 4th Doctor
      discovers mystery and evil on the planet Skaro.

      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
      Pre-empted by pledge drive. Next episode airs August 30.

      WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
      analog 24,59
      digital 25-1
      Sun 5:30PM EDT "Genesis Of The Daleks" pt 1 of 6
      Revenge Of The Cybermen part 1 may air instead.

      WSKG Binghamton, NY http://www.wskg.com
      analog 46
      digital (42) - coming September 2003
      Sat 11:30PM EDT "The Masque Of Mandragora" pt 3 of 4
      Count Frederico begins to suspect that the astrologer Hieronomyous is
      not to be trusted. The Count is correct.

      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 3+4 of 4
      With Adric on their side, the Urbankans prepare to neutralize the
      TARDIS crew and conquer the Earth, all so their leader can go back in
      time and meet God, who he believes to be himself.

      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 "Time And The Rani" movie
      (MPT made a late change to the schedule and opted to finish their
      current run of the Doctor with the Sylvester McCoy stories - 1st
      Doctor and episode format fans will have to wait.) The Rani forces
      the TARDIS to crash on the planet Lakertya, where she tricks an
      amnesiac Doctor suffering from a regeneration crisis into helping her
      on a dangerous experiment.

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org
      analog 48
      digital 34-2
      Cincinnati DirecTV Local 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish Local 48,8356
      Pre-empted by pledge drive. Doctor Who returns August 23.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital (9)
      Sat 11:40PM CDT "The Horns Of Nimon" pt 2 of 4
      Romana and the "sacrifices" arrive on Skonnos, where Soldeed the
      Balding plots the revival of his world's empire, with the help of the
      Nimon.

      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 3+4 of 4
      To prove his innocence, the 4th Doctor enters the APC Net of the Time
      Lords to find the real assassin. Part 3 is one of the most surreal
      pieces of TV produced while part 4 will leave first time viewers
      wowed.

      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 "Resurrection Of The Daleks" movie
      A time corridor drags the TARDIS back to Earth, where the 5th Doctor
      and company find the Daleks back in action, trying to rescue and
      manipulate their former leader. Could also be called "Dalek Trek: The
      Search For Davros", or the premise behind the proposed new Blake's 7
      TV-movie, if the Daleks were the new cast of Blake's 7.
      Pre-empted by pledge drive next week.

      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
      Pre-empted by pledge drives. Next episodes air 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 "Castrovalva" pt 1 of 4
      Peter Davison is the 5th Doctor. Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan evade
      authorities to get the Doctor back into the TARDIS to recuperate from
      his regeneration. But the Master is not through with them, and
      manipulates the TARDIS to try to kill them.
      Pre-empted by pledge drives next week.

      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 Keys Of Marinus - The Sea Of
      Death" ep 1 of 6
      Sat 7:30PM, Late Sat 1AM PDT "The Keys Of Marinus - The Velvet Web"
      ep 2 of 6
      The 1st Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Susan are blackmailed into
      searching for the Keys to a device that regulates thoughts and keeps
      peace on the planet Marinus. The first key is hidden in a paradise,
      where the natives get you anything you want, and you find that you
      aren't that interested in searching for keys anymore.

      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 at 8PM and August 22nd at 11:30PM ...
      BBV Comes to US TV with the first known American TV broadcasts
      "The Airzone Solution" - starring Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, and
      Peter Davison
      "Auton" - starring the Autons

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2003.
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