This Week In Doctor Who - October 15, 2003
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - October 15, 2003
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 6, No 42
Not much new on the TV front. As of this writing, we don't know yet
when The Scream Of The Shalka will premiere on the BBCi website.
November TV listings for most stations airing Doctor Who are not up
yet, so we don't know yet how many places will be celebrating Doctor
Who on TV for the anniversary. The fun should begin within the next
week, as official November schedules start to come out.
The 1996 TV Movie - Future Airings:
25 October - Noon BST UK Sci-Fi Channel
?22 November - 9:30AM AEDT UKTV Australia Best Of Run
UKTV Australia's Best Of Run
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,
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
UK Gold has closed the poll, though the winners have not been
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca in Canada Doctor Who marathon
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
Corrections and updates are always welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
firstname.lastname@example.org , bfelliott@... , TWIDW on AOL IM ,
and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. Here are the listings:
"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.
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
UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Wed 6PM BST "The Ribos Operation" 2 ep version, pt 1
Thu 6PM BST "The Ribos Operation" 2 ep version, pt 2
The Doctor's vacation is interrupted by a Guardian, who wants him to
locate the segments of a Key with the power to control time. The
first segment is on Ribos, a world with 16 year winters.
Fri 6PM BST "The Pirate Planet" 2 ep version, pt 1
A rouge planet travels through space crushing other worlds for
Sat 7:10-9AM BST "Time-Flight" movie
In mourning, the TARDIS crew arrives at Heathrow Airport, where
disappearing Concordes lead them on a mission back 140 million years
in time. Interesting note - the last Concordes are being retired
Sat 5PM BST "The Ambassadors Of Death" eps 6+7 of 7
Liz Shaw gets a job offer. General Carrington hopes to use the
ambassadors as the impetus to start a full scale war against Mars.
Meanwhile, the Martians prepare to start a full scale war against
Earth unless their ambassadors are returned. And no one listens to
the 3rd Doctor.
Sun 7:20-9AM BST "Arc Of Infinity" movie
See WYBE for details.
Mon 6PM BST "The Pirate Planet" 2 ep version, pt 2
The Mentiads and the Doctor have an ally they would not expect in
the battle against the evil of the Pirate Planet.
Tue 6PM BST "The Stones Of Blood" 2 ep version, pt 1
The 3rd segment of the Key To Time brings the 4th Doctor and Romana
UK Gold + 1
Wed 7PM BST "The Ribos Operation" 2 ep version, pt 1
Thu 7PM BST "The Ribos Operation" 2 ep version, pt 2
Fri 7PM BST "The Pirate Planet" 2 ep version, pt 1
Sat 6PM BST "The Ambassadors Of Death" eps 6+7 of 7
Mon 7PM BST "The Pirate Planet" 2 ep version, pt 2
Tue 7PM BST "The Stones Of Blood" 2 ep version, pt 1
UK Gold 2
Late Sat 3AM BST "The Ambassadors Of Death" eps 6+7 of 7
ABC http://www.varos.net/drwho/australia/tv http://www.abc.net.au/tv
Thu 6PM "The Aztecs - The Temple Of Evil" ep 1 of 4
Mon 6PM "The Aztecs - The Warriors Of Death" ep 2 of 4
Tue 6PM "The Aztecs - The Bride Of Sacrifice" ep 3 of 4
Wed 6PM "The Aztecs - The Day Of Darkness" ep 4 of 4
Barbara is mistaken for a reincarnated Aztec priest/god. Power
corrupts. Will Barbara corrupt the course of human history? Does
this make the butcher Tltoxl the good guy?
Sat 8AM AEST "The War Games" eps 6,7,8,9,+10
The technology for the War Games was stolen from the Doctor's home
world. The 2nd Doctor has enough wits to bring these terrible games
to a halt. But he doesn't have the means to send everyone back on
his own. He may need help.
Sat 10:05AM AEST "The Three Doctors" all 4 eps
Energy from a Black Hole is decimating Gallifrey and stalking the
3rd Doctor on Earth. To solve the mystery, the Time Lords decide to
send the Doctor's previous incarnations to him to help investigate.
2nd Doctor: Patrick Troughton. 1st Doctor: William Hartnell, in his
final acting performance.
Late Sun/Early Mon 2:45AM AEST "Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D." -
1966 feature film starring Peter Cushing
Remake of The Dalek Invasion Of Earth for the big screen. Pan & scan
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 Robots Of Death" pts 3+4 of 4
The robots decide to come out of the closet as the killers of the
day. All the humans are in fear of imminent death. Except for the
one leading the robots, of course.
Thu "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" pts 1+2 of 6
Fri "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" pts 3+4 of 6
The talented Li Hsen Chang's magic show seems implicated when
murders and disappearances occur. The 4th Doctor finds evidence of
futuristic technology at work in the 19th Century.
Sat "The Hand Of Fear" all 4 pts
Note: when trying to sentence a criminal to death, you really should
keep track of the body. I know scattering someone's silicon remains
to all corners of the universe sounds neat and cool, but if you
don't keep track of the body, you can't be sure that he's really
Sun "The Deadly Assassin" all 4 pts
If all assassins were as good shots as this guy, there would be
fewer recurring characters.
Mon "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" pts 5+6 of 6
The Time Cabinet holds the key to a return to the 51st Century.
Either that or utter destruction.
Tue "Horror Of Fang Rock" pts 1+2 of 4
See Iowa Public TV for details.
23 November 10AM - Best Of Marathon
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
Sat 11PM EDT "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 4
Back on Nerva, the TARDIS crew finds themselves in the relative
past. A plague is wiping out the crew, which the Doctor finds rather
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 2 (?) of 4
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 36,8162
Sat 11PM EDT "Arc Of Infinity" pts 1+2 of 4
The 5th Doctor and Nyssa find themselves caught up in intrigue on
Gallifrey when a being from another dimension tries to copy the
Doctor's body. Meanwhile, an old friend runs into trouble back on
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 soon
Late Sat Mid EDT "The Curse Of Fenric" movie
World War II. As war wages on, a remote seaside village becomes a
pawn in the game of a being named Fenric. Fenric's curse seems to
encircle all who come to the village. The latest visitors are
Russian spies, the 7th Doctor, and Ace. Time grows short, and
suspicions arise that the Doctor may know what is going on. If he
does, he isn't talking.
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Sat 11PM EDT "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pt 14 of 14 (The Ultimate
Foe pt 2)
A plot to throw Gallifrey into chaos grinds the trial to a halt. The
6th Doctor hunts the Valeyard through the Matrix, blissfully unaware
that Keanu Reeves will make a fortune making movies about another
Matrix in a decade or two.
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Sat 11:42PM CDT "Meglos" pt 4 of 4
To save the Tigellan civilization, the 4th Doctor must recover the
Dodechahedron from Meglos, who is still impersonating the Doctor.
What can you say? Impersonate someone, and you might be impersonated
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 "Horror Of Fang Rock" pts 1+2 of 4
An unexpected fog plunges a lighthouse into murder, treachery, and
suspicions of alien activity. The 4th Doctor and Leela investigate.
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 3+4 of 7
Sat 11PM MDT "Doctor Who and the Silurians" pts 5+6 of 7
The Silurians awaken from hibernation, horrified to learn that
another species has populated and taken control of Earth. What will
they do to these "humans" who have become the top of the food chain?
KUED/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
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 "Kinda" pt 1 of 4
Nyssa's sudden illness sidelines her, leaving the 5th Doctor, Adric,
and Tegan to explore the planet Kinda. Menace on Kinda isn't
necessarily visible on the surface. But be careful where you dream.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA http://www.kbtc.org
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 - Day Of
Reckoning" ep 3 of 6
Sat 7:30PM, Late Sat 1AM PDT "The Dalek Invasion Of Earth - The End
Of Tomorrow" ep 4 of 6
The Daleks decide to destroy London, scattering the resistance and
the TARDIS crew. Separated from their comrades, Susan and David
start noticing an attraction between themselves.
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
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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