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This Week In Doctor Who - October 8, 2003

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - October 8, 2003 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 6, No 41 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - October 8, 2003
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 6, No 41

      Yes. It's still real. The BBC really is still planning to have a new
      Doctor Who TV series. Still expected at some time in 2005. This is
      not a dream. We just have to wait a while. Makes the wait for "The
      Scream Of The Shalka, BBCi's http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho
      official Ninth Doctor animated story which premieres in November,
      seem short and easy.

      This Week In Doctor Who is not going to engage in speculation on who
      the new Doctor will be. Not the focus of this column. Leave that for
      people much better at speculating than I, like Tom Baker.

      BBCi http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho has revealed that the BBC
      is producing a new Doctor Who documentary to air, probably in
      December. "The Story Of Doctor Who" - a 1 hour special looking at 40
      years of Doctor Who, produced with Kevin Davies (Thirty Years In The
      TARDIS) as an advisor. I wonder if they'll try to sell this
      documentary to air in other countries like they have others?

      Also from Outpost Gallifrey http://www.gallifreyone.com and BBCi
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho - the BBC will have a repeat run
      of selected Doctor Who stories in the Saturday timeslot before the
      new series begins in 2005. No idea on which stories yet or when the
      run would begin - presumably neither issue will be decided on for a
      long time.

      The new Region 1 Doctor Who DVDs (The Dalek Invasion Of Earth, The
      Talons Of Weng-Chiang) officially hit shelves on October 7. The
      Talons disc has a 20 minute feature of special significance to US
      fans - the Howard DaSilva introductions for the original US
      broadcasts of this story. For a TWIDW flashback, read about Howard
      DaSilva and why this would matter in the US in the following
      articles, produced in collaboration with TJ Lubinsky:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho/message/110 - the
      story of Howard DaSilva, produced in conjunction with the Robots Of
      Death DVD release, originally published in August 2001
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho/message/111 -
      followup tying in to The Ark In Space, originally published in April
      In conjunction with The Talons Of Weng-Chiang's release, Joey
      Reynolds' American Who program http://www.americanwho.net has an
      interview with Mark Woda about Howard DaSilva. Visit his site or
      read below for the direct link to the show.

      The 1996 TV Movie - Future Airings:
      Late Wed Oct 8 - 3AM EDT US Sci-Fi Channel
      25 October - Noon BST UK Sci-Fi Channel
      22 November? - 9:30AM UKTV Australia Best Of Run

      UKTV Australia's Best Of Run
      11 October - 8AM An Unearthly Child
      11 October - 10AM The War Games eps 1-5
      18 October - 8AM The War Games eps 6-10
      18 October - 10:05AM The Three Doctors
      25 October - 8AM The Green Death
      1 November - 8AM The Deadly Assassin
      1 November - 8AM Logopolis
      8 November? - 8AM The Five Doctors
      8 November? - 10AM The Caves Of Androzani
      15 November? - 8AM The Two Doctors
      15 November? - 10:30AM The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe
      22 November? - 8AM Survival
      22 November? - 9:30AM Doctor Who 1996 TV Movie
      23 November? - 8:30PM TBA

      UK Gold's Doctor Who @ 40 Weekend - 22 and 23 November
      The Curse Of Fatal Death, The Three Doctors, The Five Doctors,
      original material
      Best Of Poll. Choosing between:
      1st Doc - An Unearthly Child, The Time Meddler, The War Machines
      2nd Doc - The Tomb Of The Cybermen, The Mind Robber, The War Games
      3rd Doc - Inferno, The Daemons, The Sea Devils
      4th Doc - Robot, Pyramids Of Mars, City Of Death
      5th Doc - Earthshock, Mawdryn Undead, The Caves Of Androzani
      6th Doc - Attack Of The Cybermen, The Mark Of The Rani, The Two
      7th Doc - Dragonfire, Silver Nemesis, The Curse Of Fenric

      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca in Canada Doctor Who marathon
      November 23 at 10AM EST
      10AM EST? - The Ark in Space
      Noon EST? - Genesis Of The Daleks
      3PM EST? - Pyramids Of Mars
      5PM EST? - The Deadly Assassin
      7PM EST? - The Robots Of Death
      9PM EST? - The Talons Of Weng-Chiang
      12AM EST? - The Pirate Planet
      2AM EST? - City Of Death
      4AM EST? - Logopolis

      WSKG 46 Binghamton, NY has dropped Doctor Who. This brings the
      number of Doctor Who affiliates in the US down to 10 (11 when/if
      KTEH is able to resume airing the series). It is the lowest number
      of US affiliates since I started writing the column in 1998, and
      probably much longer.

      Correction for Cincinnati Doctor Who fans. WCET 48 aired episodes 12
      and 13 of The Trial Of A Time Lord last week, not episodes 13 and
      14. Episode 14 will air on October 18.

      KBDI-DT 38 Denver, CO http://www.kbdi.org went on the air last week
      as part of the analog to digital transition in the US. KBDI 12's
      analog schedule is currently on subchannel 38-1 (mapped to 12-1 on
      most digital tuners).

      Corrections and updates are always welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
      owner@yahoogroups.com , bfelliott@... , TWIDW on AOL IM ,
      and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. Here are the listings:


      BBCi http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho
      "The Scream Of The Shalka" - animated story launching in November
      older online dramas:
      "Shada" - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward
      "Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen

      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      Mark Woda discusses Howard DaSilva, the man called upon to offer
      introductory narrations to the first 98 Tom Baker episodes when they
      were syndicated in the US in 1978. Also, a preview of Joey Reynolds'
      interview with original series producer Verity Lambert. 65 minutes.
      Reactions to the forthcoming return of Doctor Who to TV. Joey
      interviews Charles Martin, Benjamin Elliott, and Arnold T. Blumberg
      in a 78 minute special.

      Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com
      on Business Talk Network http://www.businesstalkradio.net
      Late Sun/Early Mon 2-6AM EDT (11PM-3AM PDT, 7-11AM BST, 4-8PM AEST)
      Live Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
      Schedule unconfirmed.



      UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Wed 6PM BST "Underworld" 2 ep version, pt 1
      Thu 6PM BST "Underworld" 2 ep version, pt 2
      The 4th Doctor, Leela, and K9 find themselves on a quest to find the
      racebank of a dead civilization.
      Fri 6PM BST "The Invasion Of Time" 3 ep version, pt 1
      The Doctor declares his right to be the President of Gallifrey. But
      his behaviour upon assuming the position creates fears of insanity.
      Sat 7:20-8:25AM BST "Black Orchid" movie
      The 5th Doctor and company enjoy a nice afternoon playing cricket,
      only to get stuck in a murder mystery. Doctor Who meets Agatha
      Christie with a double thrown in.
      Sat 5PM BST "The Ambassadors Of Death" eps 4+5 of 7
      Liz Shaw is taken prisoner, but the 3rd Doctor continues
      investigating the secrets behind the astronauts. General Carrington
      continues to get in the way.
      Sun 7:10-9AM BST "Earthshock" movie
      The 5th Doctor and Adric have a falling out as the TARDIS arrives on
      Earth in the 26th Century. An intergalactic conference is going to
      happen, and security is tight. Not tight enough.
      Mon 6PM BST "The Invasion Of Time" 3 ep version, pt 2
      Tue 6PM BST "The Invasion Of Time" 3 ep version, pt 3
      The 4th Doctor's performance as President, being closer to Caligua
      than Churchill, is just one of the catalysts behind a revolt. Is the
      Doctor supporting the efforts to take him out of power?
      Doctor Who @ 40 marathon on 22 and 23 November.

      UK Gold + 1
      Wed 7PM BST "Underworld" 2 ep version, pt 1
      Thu 7PM BST "Underworld" 2 ep version, pt 2
      Fri 7PM BST "The Invasion Of Time" 3 ep version, pt 1
      Sat 6PM BST "The Ambassadors Of Death" eps 4+5 of 7
      Mon 7PM BST "The Invasion Of Time" 3 ep version, pt 2
      Tue 7PM BST "The Invasion Of Time" 3 ep version, pt 3

      UK Gold 2
      Late Sat 3AM BST "The Ambassadors Of Death" eps 4+5 of 7


      ABC http://www.varos.net/drwho/australia/tv http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thu 6PM "The Keys Of Marinus - The Screaming Jungle" ep 3 of 6
      Mon 6PM "The Keys Of Marinus - The Snows Of Terror" ep 4 of 6
      Tue 6PM "The Keys Of Marinus - Sentence Of Death" ep 5 of 6
      Wed 6PM "The Keys Of Marinus - The Keys Of Marinus" ep 6 of 6
      The quest continues for the keys that will complete the machine
      Conscience that can restore order on Marinus. Episodes 3+4 are the
      first installments in the series where William Hartnell (the Doctor)
      does not appear, as he is on vacation.

      UKTV http://www.uktv.com.au
      Sat 8AM AEST "An Unearthly Child" all 4 eps (An Unearthly Child, The
      Cave Of Skulls, The Forest Of Fear, The Firemaker)
      UKTV's best of run hosted by Katy Manning (Jo Grant) begins. The
      first Doctor Who story, where Ian and Barbara meet Susan and The
      Doctor for the first time. Two teachers from Coal Hill School learn
      that travel in time and space is indeed possible. Meanwhile, in the
      Cave Of Skulls, Kal plots to eliminate Za as the leader of the
      tribe, while the Old Woman plots against anyone who wants to create
      Sat 10AM AEST "The War Games" eps 1,2,3,4,+5 of 10
      Hosted by Katy Manning. The 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe land in the
      middle of a War Zone. A fleet of War Zones. Sections of wars in
      human history, all brought together to fight, kill, and create an
      ultimate army. The Doctor faces an enemy that may be bigger than he
      can deal with.


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      7 Days A Week 1 + 3:30AM EDT (10PM + 12:30AM PDT) - 2 episodes
      weekdays, full stories weekends)
      Wed "The Deadly Assassin" pts 1+2 of 4
      Thu "The Deadly Assassin" pts 3+4 of 4
      Returning to Gallifrey, the 4th Doctor gets involved with intrigue
      and assassination. Time Lord civilization comes to its knees as an
      old enemy returns from the dead.
      Fri "The Face Of Evil" pts 1+2 of 4
      The 4th Doctor lands on a planet where his voice is that of a god
      and his face is that of the ultimate demon.
      Sat "The Seeds Of Doom" all 6 pts (3:30AM rerun pre-empted)
      The 4th Doctor and Sarah try to stop a pair of aggressive seed pods
      from germinating and creating the Krynoid, an intelligent plant that
      turns other plants into Carnivores.
      Sun "The Masque Of Mandragora" all 4 pts
      Mandragora Helix seeks humanity at the dawn of the Renaissance.
      Objective - subjugation and massive death, with fear and terror to
      Mon "The Face Of Evil" pts 3+4 of 4
      The 4th Doctor and Leela, with the help of an unexpected ally, try
      to save the Sevateem and the Tesh from the terror of Xoanon.
      Tue "The Robots Of Death" pts 1+2 of 4
      Murder and mayhem on a desert sandminer.
      23 November 10AM EST/7AM PDT - Best Of Marathon

      SCI-FI US http://www.scifi.com
      "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      East Feed - Late Wed 3AM EDT (2AM CDT, 1AM MDT, Mid PDT, 11PM
      Alaska, 9PM Hawaii)
      West Feed - Late Wed 3AM PDT (4AM MDT, 2AM Alaska, Mid Hawaii, 5AM
      CDT, 6AM EDT)
      The Doctor is asked to bring the Master's remains to Gallifrey. It
      goes horribly wrong when the TARDIS crashes in San Francisco, a
      regeneration occurs, and the Master gets loose. The final official
      Doctor Who TV story to date, albeit not for that much longer.

      NHPTV New Hampshire http://www.nhptv.org
      analog 11, 49, 52
      digital 11-2 (57-2), 49-2 (48-2), 52-2 (49-2)
      Boston DirecTV 11,955
      Boston Dish 11,8781
      Late Sat Mid EDT "The Sontaran Experiment" pt 2 of 2
      The 4th Doctor battles the Sontaran in hand to hand contact to
      create a distraction for his cunning plan.
      Next week Doctor Who returns to 11PM.

      WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
      analog 24, 59
      digital 24-1 (25-1)
      Sun 5:30PM EDT "Terror Of The Zygons" pt 1 (?) of 4

      WSKG Binghamton, NY http://www.wskg.com
      Doctor Who no longer on WSKG's schedule.

      WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
      analog 35
      digital 35-1 (34-1)
      Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
      Philadelphia Dish 36,8162
      Sat 11PM EDT "Time-Flight" pts 3+4 of 4
      The Master's master plan is revealed.

      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 22,980
      Baltimore Dish 22,8736 - coming October 16
      Late Sat Mid EDT "Ghostlight" movie
      The last Doctor Who story filmed, though not the last aired. The 7th
      Doctor brings Ace to a 19th Century mansion to relive an old
      nightmare and solve an interplanetary mystery. Will light be shed on
      the situation? Can the Doctor keep control? Can Ace be ladylike?

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
      analog 48
      digital 48-2 (34-2)
      Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
      Next episode airs October 18.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital 9 - not on air
      Sat 11:42PM CDT "Meglos" pt 3 of 4
      The 4th Doctor is charged and convicted of the crimes of Meglos. And
      the penalty is rock hard painful.

      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 - not on air
      Des Moines DirecTV 11,474
      Des Moines Dish 11,9116
      Cedar Rapids Dish 12,9161
      Omaha Dish 32,9146
      Sat 11:35PM CDT "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" pts 5+6 of 6
      The 4th Doctor, Leela, Henry Gordon Jago, and Professor Litefoot put
      a crimp in the plans of Magnus Greel to return to the 51st Century.

      KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org
      analog 12, 32
      digital 12-1 (38-1)
      Denver DirecTV 12,910
      Denver Dish 12,8211
      Late Fri 12:30AM MDT "Doctor Who and the Silurians" pts 1+2 of 7
      Sat 11PM MDT "Doctor Who and the Silurians" pts 3+4 of 7
      An experimental nuclear power station suffers from power blackouts
      and nervous breakdown among the workers. The 3rd Doctor discovers
      evidence of an alien race hibernating in the caves the power station
      is operating out of. Well, they *had* been hibernating ...

      KUED/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
      analog 7
      digital 7-1 (42-1), 19-1 (19-1)
      Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
      Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
      Sat 11:30PM MDT "Four To Doomsday" pt 4 of 4
      Biron prepares to release his plague on humanity.

      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 28,910
      Seattle Dish 28,8620
      Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT "The Dalek Invasion Of Earth - World's
      End" ep 1 of 6
      Sat 7:30PM, Late Sat 1AM PDT "The Dalek Invasion Of Earth - The
      Daleks" ep 2 of 6
      The 1st Doctor gets Ian and Barbara back to Earth, but in the 22nd
      Century. Humanity is in hiding, the result of invasion by the
      Daleks. For Ian and Barbara, this time it's personal.

      KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
      analog 54,25
      digital 50,58 - not on air
      San Francisco DirecTV 54,903
      San Francisco Dish 54,8234
      Monterey Dish 25,9190
      Next Doctor Who broadcast TBA.

      Thanks for reading. See you next time. Take care.

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