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This Week In Doctor Who - November 5, 2003

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    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 5, 2003 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 6, No 45 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 5, 2003
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 6, No 45

      It's November 2003. Doctor Who turns 40 this month. Is anyone
      excited yet?

      Doctor Who's anniversary month kicked off with a piece of good news
      at the Panopticon Convention. Portions of a 1966 BBC TV trailer for
      Power Of The Daleks have recently been discovered on the end of
      another TV program. Power Of The Daleks was the first Patrick
      Troughton Who story, broadcast in November and December 1966. Andrew
      Martin at the BBC has been checking telerecordings to find these
      little odds and ends of archive TV. The footage includes the 2nd
      Doctor, Ben, and Polly's discovery of the Daleks at the end of
      episode 1. The trailer will be on the next Patrick Troughton DVD
      released in the UK.

      Outpost Gallifrey http://www.gallifreyone.com reports that the
      current plan for the new Doctor Who series is to make an initial
      batch of 12 episodes running 45 minutes each - 6 two parters.

      Quick reminder - The Scream Of The Shalka premieres at
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/shalka on Thursday 13 November
      at 12:30PM GMT. A trailer for the story is at that link right now.
      Animated by Cosgrove Hall, Scream introduces Richard E. Grant as the
      Ninth Doctor. Episodes will premiere weekly online through 18
      December. Before Scream premieres, I'd suggest that anyone who
      hasn't already take a listen to Shada
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/shada and Real Time
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/realtime , BBCi's last 2 online
      Doctor Who stories. They're rather good.

      Quick reminder - "The Story Of Doctor Who", a new documentary on the
      series, is being produced to air on BBC1 in December.

      Maryland Public TV http://www.mpt.org is definitely airing the
      William Hartnell stories in movie format.

      The 1996 TV Movie - Future Airings:
      22 November? - 9:30AM AEDT UKTV Australia Best Of Run
      23 November - 6PM GMT UK Gold Doctor Who & 40 weekend

      UKTV Australia's http://www.uktv.com.au Best Of Run
      As of publication time, UKTV's November information was incomplete,
      and info from 15 November onward is an extrapolation.
      8 November - 8AM The Five Doctors
      8 November - 9:30AM 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 To Be Announced

      UK Gold's http://www.ukgold.tv Doctor Who @ 40 Weekend - 22 and 23
      Sat 22 November:
      7:15AM Planet Of Fire
      9AM The Time Meddler
      11AM The Tomb Of The Cybermen
      1PM The Daemons
      3:30PM The Three Doctors
      5:30PM Featurette - Carnival Of Monsters
      6PM Pyramids Of Mars
      Sun 23 November:
      7:15AM The Caves Of Androzani
      9AM The Five Doctors
      11AM The Caves Of Androzani
      1PM Attack Of The Cybermen
      3PM Dragonfire
      4:30PM The Curse Of Fatal Death & featurettes
      6PM Doctor Who (1996 movie)

      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca issued a press release on October 16
      confirming reports of their 40th anniversary marathon. The full
      press release is at
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho/message/185 .
      November 23
      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-
      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 November 13
      with Richard E Grant as the Ninth Doctor. New episodes online weekly
      at 12:30PM GMT. Six 15 minute episodes expected.
      Also online:
      "Shada" - starring Paul McGann, Lalla Ward, and Sean Biggerstaff. 6
      episodes - 20 to 25 minutes each.
      "Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and Maggie Stables. 6 episodes -
      10 to 17 minutes each.

      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      Dan Harris talks about the Sci-Fi Sea Cruise, a tradition he created
      in 1988 which continues today. The most intimate sci-fi conventions
      on Earth. Next cruise leaves Miami on December 6.
      From Joey's Interstellar Transmissions show in 2002 - an interview
      with Eric Luskin, host of several Doctor Who documentaries in the
      1980s and an integral part of New Jersey Network programming from
      1981 to 1994.
      Tentative schedule for rest of 2003:
      November 18 - 40th Anniversary special with guest Verity Lambert
      December 9 + 23 - split over 2 broadcasts, compilation of a December
      1987 radio interview on WINZ-AM Miami with John-Nathan Turner,
      Nicola Bryant, and Brian Sloman during the final stop of the Doctor
      Who Celebration tour. From the Jay Michaels midday show.

      Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com
      on Business Talk Network http://www.businesstalkradio.net
      Late Sun/Early Mon 2-6AM EST (11PM-3AM PST, 7-11AM GMT, 6-10PM AEDT)
      Live Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
      Hour 1 - News & comment. Hour 2 - Chris DiBona of Damage Studios.
      Hour 3 - Orson Scott Card. Hour 4 - Don Davis (composer). Next week -
      hours 3+4 will feature Arnold T. Blumberg, co-editor of Howe's
      Transcendental Toybox, discussing the 40th anniversary of Doctor Who.

      Dr. Demento Show http://www.drdemento.com
      Weekends of November 9 and 16:
      Dr. Demento has a 2 hour weekly variety comedy show - times vary.
      Dr. Demento is reporting that he will have 12-15 minute tributes for
      Doctor Who's 40th anniversary on his November 9 and 16 programs.
      Check the www.krellan.com site for web streams if you want to listen
      and you aren't in an area where Demento's show airs.



      UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Wed 6PM GMT "The Creature From The Pit" 2 ep version, pt 1
      Thu 6PM GMT "The Creature From The Pit" 2 ep version, pt 2
      David Brierly joins the cast as the new voice of K9. A political
      allegory disguised as a romp on a jungle planet. Free trade versus
      protectionism. On the side of protectionism - the Lady Adrasta. On
      the side of free trade - a big bulbous blob who insists that he is
      unrelated to the killer tomatoes.
      Fri 6PM GMT "Nightmare Of Eden" 2 ep version, pt 1
      The 4th Doctor and Romana impersonate insurance adjusters to probe
      the mystery behind a traffic accident in space and a rash of deaths
      that follow.
      Sat 7:20-8:25AM GMT "The Kings' Demons" movie
      The 5th Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough investigate why King John isn't
      off signing the Magna Carta.
      Sat 5PM GMT "Inferno" eps 5+6 of 7
      A tragic event throws the alternate universe into chaos. The 3rd
      Doctor finds himself in a situation where he might not be able to
      save the day.
      Sun 7:20-9AM GMT "Warriors Of The Deep" movie
      The Silurians and the Sea Devils awaken from hibernation, returning
      to make another stab at wiping out humanity. The 5th Doctor has one
      final chance to try for peace. If he fails, more drastic steps may
      have to be taken.
      Mon 6PM GMT "Nightmare Of Eden" 2 ep version, pt 2
      A dangerous drug may escape back into the galaxy.
      Tue 6PM GMT "The Horns Of Nimon" 2 ep version, pt 1
      A black hole in space lures a rickety warship and the TARDIS.

      UK Gold + 1
      Wed 7PM GMT "The Creature From The Pit" 2 ep version, pt 1
      Thu 7PM GMT "The Creature From The Pit" 2 ep version, pt 2
      Fri 7PM GMT "Nightmare Of Eden" 2 ep version, pt 1
      Sat 6PM GMT "Inferno" eps 5+6 of 7
      Mon 7PM GMT "Nightmare Of Eden" 2 ep version, pt 2
      Tue 7PM GMT "The Horns Of Nimon" 2 ep version, pt 1

      UK Gold 2
      Late Sat 3AM GMT "Inferno" eps 5+6 of 7


      ABC http://www.varos.net/drwho http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thu 6PM "Planet Of Giants - Crisis" ep 3 of 3
      Barbara's health deteriorates as our diminuative heros try to
      discover the secrets of DN-6.
      Mon 6PM "The Dalek Invasion Of Earth - World's End" ep 1 of 6
      Tue 6PM "The Dalek Invasion Of Earth - The Daleks" ep 2 of 6
      Wed 6PM "The Dalek Invasion Of Earth - Day Of Reckoning" ep 3 of 6
      The 1st Doctor and company arrive in 22nd Century London. A
      terrifying place. Abandoned. Devastated. Conquered - by the Daleks.

      UKTV http://www.uktv.com.au
      Sat 8-9:30AM AEDT "The Five Doctors" 3 pt version
      A sinister figure pulls various incarnations of the Doctor, his
      friends, and his foes into a deadly zone where survival involves
      solving an ancient secret of the Time Lords. Starring Peter Davison,
      Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Richard Hurndall, and archival
      footage of William Hartnell & Tom Baker.
      Sat 9:30-11:10AM AEDT "The Caves Of Androzani" all 4 pts
      The 5th Doctor and Peri are mistaken for gun runners on Androzani
      Minor, placing them in the middle of a political battle that could
      kill everyone. Written by Robert Holmes.


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      7 Days A Week 1 + 3:30AM EST (10PM + 12:30AM PST) - 2 episodes
      weekdays, full stories weekends)
      Wed "The Invasion Of Time" pts 3+4 of 6
      Thu "The Invasion Of Time" pts 5+6 of 6
      Gallifrey is invaded. Now is the time for all good Time Lords to
      come to the defense of their world. And time for the 4th Doctor to
      apparently go insane.
      Fri "Destiny Of The Daleks" pts 1+2 of 4
      Romana regenerates, and the 4th Doctor suspects that the TARDIS has
      landed on Skaro, abandoned homeworld of the Daleks.
      Sat "The Invisible Enemy" all 4 pts
      A sentient virus invades human minds to build an army of conquest.
      Sun "Image Of The Fendahl" all 4 pts
      An ancient skull influences scientists to begin experiments which
      will destroy the Earth and relaunch a reign of terror.
      Mon "Destiny Of The Daleks" pts 3+4 of 4
      Daleks vs. Movellans. Who do you root for?
      Tue "City Of Death" pts 1+2 of 4
      The time travelers vacation in Paris. Another time traveler is
      there, plotting to nab the Mona Lisa in a complex scheme.
      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 EST "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pts 2+3 of 4
      A traitor's actions have exposed Nerva Beacon to the prospect of
      invasion by the Cybermen, and nearby planet Voga looks vulnerable
      Pre-empted by auction next week. Revenge concludes on November 22.

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

      WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
      analog 35
      digital 35-1 (34-1)
      Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
      Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
      Sat 11PM EST "Snakedance" pts 3+4 of 4
      The 5th Doctor learns the secrets of the Mara.

      MPT Maryland http://www.mpt.org
      analog 22, 67, 31, 28, 62, 36
      digital 22-2 (42-2), 67-2 (29-2), 31-2 (44-2), 28-2 (56-2), 28, 54
      DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
      Baltimore Dish 22,8736 - coming in November
      Late Sat Mid EST "The Dead Planet/The Daleks" movie (The Dead
      Planet, The Survivors, The Escape, The Ambush, The Expedition, The
      Ordeal, The Rescue)
      The 1st Doctor and company encounter the Daleks for the first time.
      Mutated beings trapped in specialized casings, the Daleks have grown
      paranoid and determined to be the only species on Skaro. Woe be to
      anyone else who happens to live on the planet.

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
      analog 48
      digital 48-2 (34-2)
      Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
      Sat 11PM EST "Paradise Towers" pts 1+2 of 4
      In the future, good pools have become hard to find. The 7th Doctor
      and Mel's quest for a good swimming experience brings them to an
      apartment complex in space, where teenage girl gangs roam the
      streets, cops are psycho, grannies are overly desirous to invite in
      strangers, and deaths are caused and covered up by the cleaning

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital 9 - not on air
      Sat 11:41PM CST "Full Circle" pt 3 of 4
      Spider-Romana is on the prowl.

      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 CST "The Invisible Enemy" pts 3+4 of 4
      See BBC Kids for details.

      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 MST "Doctor Who and the Silurians" ep 7 of 7
      The Silurian leader orders the abduction of the Doctor to stop a
      cure from being developed for the plague.
      Late Fri 1AM MST "The Ambassadors Of Death" ep 1 of 7
      Sat 11PM MST "The Ambassadors Of Death" eps 2+3 of 7
      The return of astronauts from Mars to Earth is interfered with by a
      conspiracy in the government.

      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 MST "Kinda" pt 4 of 4
      The Mara manifests on the Kinda world.

      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 PST "The Romans - The Slave Traders" ep 1
      of 4
      Sat 7:30PM, Late Sat 1AM PST "The Romans - All Roads Lead To Rome"
      ep 2 of 4
      An extended vacation in 1st Century Italy is interrupted when slave
      traders abduct Ian and Barbara.
      Late Sat 1:30AM PST "The Keys Of Marinus - The Velvet Web" ep 2 of 6
      KBTC's website indicates that this out of sequence episode is
      airing. Possibly one of the earlier broadcasts had technical

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

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

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2003.
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