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This Week In Doctor Who - September 17, 2003

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - September 17, 2003 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 6, No 38 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 17, 2003
      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - September 17, 2003
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 6, No 38

      The latest rundown of upcoming 40th anniversary Doctor Who broadcasts.

      Iowa Public TV http://www.iptv.org/ is just 10 days away from its BBV
      night, titled "Doctor Who Celebration". The Airzone Solution and
      Auton will get their Iowa premiere on this pledge night, tentatively
      running from 9 to 11:30PM.

      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

      Upcoming airings of the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie:
      Late Wednesday October 8 3AM EDT US Sci-Fi Channel
      Saturday 11 October (part of marathon) UKTV Australia
      Saturday 25 October Noon to 1:35PM UK Sci-Fi Channel

      UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv/ has the longest known Doctor Who event
      of the year this fall - Doctor Who @ 40 - 22 and 23 November. The
      Curse Of Fatal Death, The Three Doctors, The Five Doctors, and
      original material will air. The poll to choose the other stories
      continues on their website. Poll options:
      1st - An Unearthly Child, The Time Meddler, The War Machines
      2nd - The Tomb Of The Cybermen, The Mind Robber, The War Games
      3rd - Inferno, The Daemons, The Sea Devils
      4th - Robot, Pyramids Of Mars, City Of Death
      5th - Earthshock, Mawdryn Undead, The Caves Of Androzani
      6th - Attack Of The Cybermen, The Mark Of The Rani, The Two Doctors
      7th - Dragonfire, Silver Nemesis, The Curse Of Fenric

      UKTV - Doctor Who's cable home in Australia from 1996 to 2002 - will
      have a marathon hosted by Katy Manning on Saturday 11 October, along
      with an as yet unspecified event on Sunday 23 November at 8:30PM. For
      the October marathon, the stories will be:
      An Unearthly Child, The War Games, The Three Doctors, Planet Of The
      Spiders, The Deadly Assassin, Logopolis, The Five Doctors, The Caves
      Of Androzani, The Two Doctors, The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate
      Foe, Survival, Doctor Who (1996 TV Movie).

      KERA 13 http://www.kera.org/ Dallas, TX has a lot of Doctor Who fans
      in its viewing audience. Well, they had a lot of Doctor Who fans.
      KERA pulled the 6th Doctor stories off their schedule at the last
      minute 2 weeks ago, and I missed the change in last week's column. 90
      minute Mystery! episodes have been airing in Doctor Who's timeslot
      (late Friday 12:30AM) all month. Last month KERA canceled a pledge
      drive for The Caves Of Androzani at the last minute too. The Doctor
      has been taken off the schedule for late Friday September 26 a couple
      of days ago. We'll keep an eye on KERA's schedule going into October,
      to see if Doctor Who returns in a new time period. Thanks to everyone
      who alerted me to this situation - this is the biggest reaction I
      have seen to a schedule change in the history of this column.

      ABC Australia devoted their Monday evening show "New Dimensions with
      George Negus" to Doctor Who and Who fandom this past Monday. There
      were classic clips from the series, a Tom Baker appearance in
      Australia, and more. Reaction from Australian fans online to the
      special was favorable.

      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

      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. 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

      American Who http://www.americanwho.net/
      Featured interview - Sylvester McCoy in 1996, as he hands off the
      role of the Doctor to Paul McGann. A look back at 9 years of being
      the Doctor.
      Ryan K. Johnson, creator of the female Doctor fan videos from the

      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
      National sci-fi radio talk show, sometimes with Doctor Who content.
      Easiest to hear in timezones outside the USA. Hours 1 + 2 - sci-fi
      news and comment. Hour 3 - American Who's interview with Ryan K.
      Johnson. Hour 4 - Sci-Fi Overtones, pt 1.



      UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv/ http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Wed 6PM BST "The Face Of Evil" 2 pt version, ep 1
      Thu 6PM BST "The Face Of Evil" 2 pt version, ep 2
      The 4th Doctor teams up with Leela, a member of the Sevateem tribe,
      to solve the mystery of Xoanon before both species on a planet are
      wiped out. Clue one - Xoanon's face looks alarmingly familiar.
      Fri 6PM BST "The Robots Of Death" 2 pt version, ep 1
      The 4th Doctor and Leela arrive on a sandminer that is being stalked
      by a killer.
      Late Fri 12:45-2:30AM, Sat 7:10-9AM BST "The Keeper Of Traken" movie
      The 4th Doctor and Adric answer a distress call from the Keeper of
      Traken, who fears that a Melkur will destroy eons of peace and
      Sat 5PM BST "Doctor Who and the Silurians" eps 5+6 of 7, movie format
      The Silurians prepare to release a plague on humanity.
      Late Sat 1-2:45AM, Sun 7:20-9AM BST "Logopolis" movie
      The 4th Doctor's life comes to an end as he tries to save the
      universe from the machinations of the Master. The Master's attempt to
      control the logic of Logopolis goes horribly wrong.
      Mon 6PM BST "The Robots Of Death" 2 pt version, ep 2
      The killer robots step up their efforts to wipe out the crew.
      Tue 6PM BST "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" 3 pt version, ep 1
      Chinese gods, murder, fog, and London Theatre in the 19th Century
      highlight one of the most popular Doctor Who stories.

      UK Gold + 1
      Wed 7PM BST "The Face Of Evil" 2 pt version, ep 1
      Thu 7PM BST "The Face Of Evil" 2 pt version, ep 2
      Fri 7PM BST "The Robots Of Death" 2 pt version, ep 1
      Late Fri 1:45-3:30AM BST "The Keeper Of Traken" movie
      Sat 6PM BST "Doctor Who and the Silurians" eps 5+6 of 7, movie format
      Late Sat 2-3:45AM BST "Logopolis" movie
      Mon 7PM BST "The Robots Of Death" 2 pt version, ep 2
      Tue 7PM BST "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" 3 pt version, ep 1

      UK Gold 2
      Late Sat 3AM BST "Doctor Who and the Silurians" eps 5+6 of 7, movie


      ABC Australia http://www.varos.net/drwho/australia/tv/
      Monday through Thursday at 6PM AEST, starting 15 September
      Thu 6PM "An Unearthly Child - The Firemaker" ep 4 of 4
      The 1st Doctor and company must escape the tribe of Gum before they
      get killed over failing to create fire.
      Mon 6PM "The Dead Planet/The Daleks - The Dead Planet" ep 1 of 7
      Tue 6PM "The Dead Planet/The Daleks - The Survivors" ep 2 of 7
      Wed 6PM "The Dead Planet/The Daleks - The Escape" ep 3 of 7
      The TARDIS lands on a planet wiped out by radiation, where the main
      species has been forced to adapt to life in robotic casings. Not all
      bad - their left arms can viciously kill you. This is the beginning -
      of the Daleks.

      11 October - Doctor Who Marathon with host Katy Manning
      23 November 8:30PM - To Be Announced


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      Weeknights 2 episodes 1AM + 3:30AM EDT (10PM + 12:30AM PDT)
      Saturday/Sunday complete stories Midnight + 3:30AM EDT (9PM + 12:30AM
      Wed "Planet Of Evil" pts 1+2 of 4
      Thu "Planet Of Evil" pts 3+4 of 4
      Matter and anti-matter mix on an explosive planet in the 4th Doctor
      and Sarah's latest adventure.
      Fri "Pyramids Of Mars" pts 1+2 of 4
      An archaeologist inadvertently unleashes the wrath of Sutekh, last of
      the Osirans.
      Sat "Revenge Of The Cybermen" all 4 pts
      The emotionless Cybermen get so fed up that they experience emotions
      anyway, preparing revenge against Voga, planet of Gold. Beware angry
      Sun "Terror Of The Zygons" all 4 pts
      Back on Earth, the 4th Doctor and companions face duplicates, the
      Loch Ness Monster, and the Zygon menace.
      Mon "Pyramids Of Mars" pts 3+4 of 4
      The present and future will be destroyed unless the 4th Doctor stops
      Sutekh in the past.
      Tue "The Android Invasion" pts 1+2 of 4
      Sarah and the 4th Doctor find England virtually empty. The only
      people there seem less than human.

      NHPTV New Hampshire http://www.nhptv.org
      analog 11, 49, 52
      digital 11-2 (57-2), 49-2 (48-2), 58-2 (49-2) - simulcast currently
      ends before Doctor Who starts
      Boston DirecTV Local 11,955
      Boston Dish Local 11,8781
      Sat 11PM EDT "The Ark In Space" pt 3 of 4
      Noah learns that he is becoming a Wirrn. Vira must awaken the rest of
      humanity before the assault begins.

      WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
      analog 24, 59
      digital 24-1 (25-1)
      Sun 5:30PM EDT "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pt 2(?) of 4
      Does anyone know what WCNY has scheduled?

      WSKG Binghamton, NY http://www.wskg.com
      analog 46
      digital 42* - coming September 2003
      Sat 11:30PM EDT "The Deadly Assassin" pt 1 of 4
      A distress call brings the Doctor home to Gallifrey, racing to
      protect the President from an assassination attempt.

      WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
      analog 35
      digital 35-1 (34-1)
      Philadelphia DirecTV Local 35,909
      Philadelphia Dish Local 36,8162 (on 61.5 satellite)
      Philadelphia Dish Local 35,8171 (on 129 satellite) - simulcast on the
      129 satellite to be discontinued 9/30/2003; WYBE will remain on 61.5
      Sat 11PM EDT "Earthshock" pts 1+2 of 4
      The 5th Doctor and company uncover a plot to disrupt a peace
      conference on Earth via a bomb.

      MPT Maryland http://www.mpt.org
      analog 22, 67, 31, 62, 28, 36
      digital 22-2 (42-2), 67-2 (29-2), 31-2 (44-2), 28*, 56*, 54*
      DC/Hagerstown & Baltimore DirecTV Local 22,980
      Baltimore Dish Locals coming mid-October
      Late Sat Mid EDT "Silver Nemesis" movie
      The 25th anniversary Doctor Who story. Nazis, Cybermen, and a 17th
      Century Lady converge on England in 1988 to try to retrieve a
      Gallifreyan artefact with links to the Doctor.

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://www.cetconnect.org
      analog 48
      digital 48-2 (34-2)
      Cincinnati DirecTV Local 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish Local 48,8356
      Sat 11PM EDT "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 9+10 of 14 (Terror Of The
      Vervoids pts 1+2)
      The 6th Doctor begins his defense with a case from his future. The
      Doctor and Mel answer a distress call, placing them on Hyperion III,
      a luxury liner heading towards Earth with a deadly cargo.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital 9*
      Sat 11:42PM CDT "The Leisure Hive" pt 4 of 4
      Pangol prepares to create an army of himself to revive the Argolin
      race as a legion of warriors.

      IPTV Iowa http://www.sffn.com http://www.iptv.org
      analog 11, 12, 21, 24, 27, 32, 32, 36, 36
      digital 11 (50), 45*, 25*, 18*, 28*, 33*, 35*, 35*, 34* - simulcast
      of analog probably in 2004 - they've asked for 2nd extensions for
      their digital stations
      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 Talons Of Weng-Chiang" pts 3+4 of 6
      Li Hsen Chang has trouble pleasing his god Weng-Chiang.
      Next week - The Airzone Solution & Auton have their IPTV premieres in
      a pledge night. No Doctor Who October 4. Doctor Who returns October

      KERA/K44FI Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX http://www.kera.org
      (Doctor Who yanked from schedule. Status unknown.)

      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 late Friday September 26.

      KUED/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
      analog 7 (and 80+ translators all over Utah)
      digital 7-1 (42-1), 19-1
      Salt Lake City DirecTV Local 7,982
      Salt Lake City Dish Local 7,8536
      Sat 11:30PM MDT "Four To Doomsday" pt 2 of 4
      Monarch tries to lure Adric over to his side, while the rest of the
      TARDIS crew become suspicious of the Urbankans' motives.

      KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA http://www.kbtc.org
      analog 28, 15, 65
      digital 28-1 (27-1), 19*
      Seattle DirecTV Local 12,910
      Seattle Dish Local 28,8620
      Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT "The Sensorites - Hidden Danger" ep 3
      of 6
      Sat 7:30PM, Late Sat 1AM PDT "The Sensorites - A Race Against Death"
      ep 4 of 6
      The Doctor, Ian, and Susan travel to the Sense Sphere to investigate
      the plague that endangers the Sensorite people. But one of the TARDIS
      crew will also fall victim, raising the stakes.

      KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
      analog 54, 25
      digital 50*, 58*
      San Francisco DirecTV Local 54,903
      San Francisco Dish Local 54,8234
      Monterey Dish Local 25,9190
      Next Doctor Who broadcast TBA.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2003.
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