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This Week In Doctor Who - June 8, 2001

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  • Benjamin F. Elliott
    It s The Middle, But The Moment Has Been Prepared For. Sort Of. THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - June 8, 2001 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 4, No 23
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      It's The Middle, But The Moment Has Been Prepared For. Sort Of.

      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - June 8, 2001
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 4, No 23
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho/
      thisweekindoctorwho@yahoogroups.com

      New Zealand Doctor Who fans saw episode 4 of The Horns Of Nimon this past
      Thursday on Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz/ . It will be the last episode
      for several months, as the show is being rested. It will likely return after
      a run through the Blake's 7 series which is beginning shortly. The New
      Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club http://www.tetrap.com/drwho/nzdwfc/ will likely
      find out first what the return date will be, so keep an eye on their site.

      BCB Radio http://www.bcb.yorks.com/ can be infuriating. In April and May,
      the "Who Review" show on their schedule was unexpectedly replaced by hip hop
      music, with no explanation on the website about what had happened to the Who
      Review. So I didn't bother listing it for the June broadcast, which would
      logically have been yesterday (June 7). Guess what - Tim Moon and company
      were back on the air. They even had a nice tribute for the late Douglas
      Adams. Oh well.

      WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org/ is trying an interesting
      pledge approach this weekend. They will air selected portions of the 3
      Doctor Who stories coming out on Warner DVD September 8th (The Five Doctors
      Special Edition, Spearhead From Space, The Robots Of Death). Special pledge
      feature - pre-ordering the Doctor Who DVDs.

      Fans of the Interstellar Transmissions radio show
      http://www.scifiradioguy.com/ may want to know that host Joey Reynolds ended
      his contract with WPBR 1340AM West Palm Beach, FL effective last Sunday
      morning. It will return as an internet-only 2 hour program effective June
      17th. Previously, the show aired live on WPBR AM, then went on the live365
      website 10 days later. Now, it will become online at the same time
      worldwide. WPBR had a weak signal, with listeners within a few miles of the
      station complaining that they have not been able to hear the show.

      A press release from KTEH 54 in San Jose, CA http://www.kteh.org/ :

      "Doctor Who - A Celebration: 20 Years of Time Travel on KTEH

      On Sunday, June 10th, KTEH (PBS, San Jose, CA) celebrates its 20th year of
      running the classic BBC science-fiction series Doctor Who with an evening of
      episodes chosen by the fans of the
      series. The marathon begins at 7pm with seven episodes of the series, one
      from each incarnation of the enigmatic time traveler popularly known as "The
      Doctor." KTEH's interviews with four of the seven actors who have played the
      title character polish off the evening.

      KTEH began running Doctor Who on April 13, 1981 with the fourth - and
      arguably most popular - incarnation of the Doctor played by Tom Baker. Since
      then the equivalent of more than 7,500 episodes have been aired (only 573
      episodes are available in the United States from the BBC), covering all
      seven of the original Doctors, plus two films starring Peter Cushing.

      Doctor Who ran for 26 years on BBC from 1963 to 1989. It was first brought
      to the United States in the mid-70s with episodes starring Jon Pertwee (the
      third Doctor). The series surged in popularity in the early '80s when it
      aired on more than 200 PBS stations nationwide. Currently, only 16 stations
      air the series in the United States. KTEH is the only station in California
      carrying Doctor Who, and only one of two on the Pacific Coast."

      KTEH will be offering the Big Finish Doctor Who audios (and possibly the BBC
      Missing stories audios) as pledge specials. Specific titles to be announced.
      For any out of area fans who still want to support KTEH, the pledge number
      is 1-800-225-5454. Their 20th anniversary night will run from 7PM to 1AM
      Pacific Time.

      Additions and corrections are welcome at bfelliott@... ,
      bfelliott@... , or bfelliott3 on AOL IM. And now, the listings:

      INTERNET:

      Interstellar Transmissions http://www.scifiradioguy.com/
      MP3 Archive http://www.live365.com/
      Relaunches June 17th as a web-only show.

      TV:

      UK:

      UK Gold http://www.sceneone.co.uk/s1/tv/listings
      Sun 8:05-10AM BST "The Invisible Enemy" movie
      Robotic dog K9 makes his first appearance in this installment, where the
      Doctor's mind is taken over by the leader of a race of parasites, who intend
      to conquer humanity at the microscopic level.

      EUROPE/AFRICA/ASIA:

      BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com/
      Late Fri 1AM*, Sat 3:30PM, Sun 11:30AM CET "Terminus" ep 4 of 4
      *Not seen in all regions. The Black Guardian reacts badly to Turlough's
      persistent unwillingness to kill the Doctor. The Doctor needs the Garm's
      help to avert the destruction of the universe.
      Late Thu 12:30AM CET "Enlightenment" ep 1 of 4
      The White Guardian attempts to make contact with the Doctor to convince him
      to ... information garbled. Someone was interfering with the White
      Guardian's ability to transmit information. With the stakes high, the chips
      down, and it patently obvious that the White Guardian is nowhere near as
      omnipotent as previously advertised, the Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough prepare
      for their weirdest journey yet - on a racing yacht.

      AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND:

      UKTV Australia http://www.varos.com/drwho/uktv/ http://www.uktv.com.au/
      Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST "The Ribos Operation" all 4 eps
      Romanadvoratrelundar is having a very bad day. First, she was convinced to
      go on a fool's errand with an immature Time Lord in a worn out TARDIS
      searching for a Key To Time. Then this other Time Lord tried to convince her
      to call herself Fred, or worse - Romana. Then she discovered that her high
      heeled shoes were inappropriate for the climate. What next - a green monster
      nipping at her leg?
      Mon-Wed 11:30PM AEST "Destiny Of The Daleks" eps 2 - 4 of 4
      The Daleks and the Movellans are both searching for the second most evil man
      in the universe's history. Second only behind the man who invented malt
      vinegar in the annals of evil deeds. But will their target be willing to
      work with either side? And can the Doctor destroy him before he has a chance
      to make up his mind?
      Thu-Fri 11:30PM AEST "City Of Death" eps 1 - 2 of 4
      Romana and the Doctor vacation in Paris in 1979. But mysterious time
      distortions lead them to an eccentric criminal - Count Scarlioni.

      Prime TV New Zealand http://www.tetrap.com/drwho/nzdwfc/
      http://www.primetv.co.nz/
      Doctor Who has gone on hiatus, but is expected to return in a few months.
      This Week will resume covering Prime TV when the Doctor comes back. Until
      then, enjoy the replacement programming in the Doc's 6PM slot.

      USA:

      The Sci-Fi Channel http://www.scifi.com/
      July 15th - 9PM EDT/PDT - "DOCTOR WHO" the 1996 TV-movie with Paul McGann as
      the 8thDoctor. Just 6 weeks away. Let's get the word out so the film can get
      good ratings.

      NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52 http://www.nhptv.org/
      No Saturday episodes due to pledge drives.
      Late Thu Mid EDT "The Armageddon Factor" eps 1+2 of 6
      The Doctor and Romana land on a world in the middle of a devastating war.
      They know evil alien activity is afoot, because the leaders are deliberately
      trying *not* to win the war, lying to the citizens about the cost of the
      war, and trying to drag it out forever. Because obviously, no government
      would ever be so evil and corrupt without alien influence.

      WQED/WQED 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org/
      Sat 10:30PM EDT "Doctor Who Pledge Night and DVD Preview"
      Episodes from the 3 forthcoming US Doctor Who DVD releases will air. (The
      Five Doctors Special Edition, The Robots Of Death, Spearhead From Space.)
      Viewers will be able to pre-order the DVDs through pledges to WQED. Viewers
      outside WQED's viewing area who still want to pledge can click on the pledge
      button on their website.

      WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org/
      Sat 4AM + 5:30PM EDT "Resurrection Of The Daleks" 4 ep version, pts 3+4 of 4
      Davros learns just how dangerous the Movellan virus is. Meanwhile, Tegan
      find herself on the wrong side of a massacre, endangering her faith in the
      good of time travel.
      Sat 11PM EDT "Planet Of Fire" eps 1+2 of 4
      A relic in the Mediterranean Sea forces Turlough to face his true past.
      Kamelion goes crazy, but hardly anyone notices, as there is almost no
      difference between Kamelion when he's crazy and when he's normal.

      MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67 http://www.mpt.org/
      Late Sat Mid EDT "The Dalek Invasion Of Earth" 2 hr, 20 minute movie
      (World's End, The Daleks, Day Of Reckoning, The End Of Tomorrow, The Waking
      Ally, Flashpoint)
      Start time approximate after pledge drives. The 1st Doctor finally gets Ian
      and Barbara back to London - two centuries late. Now, caught in the throes
      of the Dalek conquest of Earth, the TARDIS crew must join the resistance to
      find a way to eject the invaders - before humanity is extinguished. Keep an
      ear out for some interesting musical interludes that add a different
      atmosphere to the story. Later remade as the Peter Cushing movie "Daleks -
      Invasion Earth 2150 A.D."

      WUSF 16 Tampa, FL http://www.wusftv.usf.edu/
      Sat 11:30PM EDT "Battlefield" ep 1 of 4
      U*N*I*T - the next generation. These are the voyages of Brigadier Winifred
      Bambera. Her constant mission - to seek out alien life, and marauding
      civilizations. To boldly stop interfering Doctors from getting in the way
      like no Brigadiers have stopped interfering Doctors before.

      WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org/
      Sat 11:30PM EDT "The Ribos Operation" eps 2+3 of 4
      See UKTV Australia for details.

      WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL) http://www.wyin.org/
      Fri 3 to 6PM, Sat Noon to 3PM CDT "The Invisible Enemy" all 4 eps
      See UK Gold for details.
      Sun 10:03PM to Mid, Mon 7 to 9PM CDT "Robot" all 4 eps
      2 more airings of the first Tom Baker story, as WYIN's pledge drive draws to
      an end.

      WILL 12 Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu/
      Sat 11:35PM CDT "Pyramids Of Mars" ep 2 of 4
      Two Scarman brothers. One - Laurence - is good. The other - Marcus - is
      under alien control, and very, very bad. The Doctor and Sarah try to keep
      Laurence active enough to outwit Marcus, before evil things happen.

      TPT St. Paul, MN http://www.tpt.org/
      analog KTCA 2, digital KTCI-DT 16 (2.5)
      Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT "The Androids Of Tara" ep 1 of 4
      The Doctor goes out in search of fish and finds a group of nobles trying to
      sneak a prince to a castle to be named King before an unworthy man takes his
      place. Unfortunately, none of them have any fish, so the Doctor's plans may
      be for nought.

      IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36 http://www.sffn.com/ http://www.iptv.org/
      Fri 11:05PM CDT "Logopolis" eps 3+4 of 4
      The final Tom Baker episodes. A miscalculation by the Master jeopardizes not
      just Logopolis, or even Earth, but the entire universe. To save life as we
      know it, good and evil must join forces and wage war on entropy. The 4th
      Doctor's luck finally runs out.

      PPTV North Dakota 2,3,4,6,9,13,19 http://www.pptv.org/
      Fri 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) "Destiny Of The Daleks" ep 1 of 4
      The Randomizer sets the TARDIS down on a planet riddled with radiation. Not
      exactly good planning by the randomizer. All the pleasant planets in the
      Doctor Who universe, and the TARDIS locates one riddled with radiation?

      KERA 13 Dallas, TX http://www.kera.org/
      Late Fri Mid CDT "Spearhead From Space" eps 3+4 of 4
      The Nestene invasion begins, as shop dummies and duplicates of political
      leaders come to life and start to kill. Can Liz and the Doctor build a
      device to stop them in time? And will the Doctor get to keep the red
      roadster he stole?

      KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org/
      Pre-empted by pledge drives. Next episodes June 23.

      KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT http://www.kued.org/
      Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" ep 5 of 6
      Henry Gordon Jago and Professor Litefoot team up to track down the
      mysterious Weng-Chiang. Li Hsen Chang faces his greatest humiliation.

      KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA http://www.kbtc.org/
      Sat 6PM PDT "The Dead Planet" all 7 eps (The Dead Planet, The Survivors, The
      Escape, The Ambush, The Expedition, The Ordeal, The Rescue)
      In the second story of the series, the 1st Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Susan
      encounter the Daleks for the first time. This story would later be remake as
      the Peter Cushing film "Dr. Who And The Daleks". This is a pledge special
      for KBTC.
      Late Sat 12:30AM MDT "The Androids Of Tara" eps 3+4 of 4
      To save a kingdom, the Doctor must get an android crowned King. Romana meets
      Princess Strella. The evil but lovable Count Grendel gets to practice his
      sword-play, while K9 gets to practice swimming. Great fun, if you can stay
      up late enough or program your VCR.

      KTEH 54 San Jose, CA http://www.kteh.org/
      Pledge phone number - 1-800-225-5454
      Sun 7PM PDT "Doctor Who A Celebration - 20 Years of Time Travel with KTEH"
      The most popular 25 minute episode for each of the first 7 Doctors are
      presented in this special, looking back at KTEH's Doctor Who history. The
      episode titles are being with-held to make you tune in and find out for
      yourselves which installments won.
      Sun 11PM PDT "Interview With Sylvester McCoy II"
      Over the years, KTEH has interviewed many of the Doctor Who actors. These
      are a selection of favorite interviews.
      Sun 11:25PM PDT "Interview With Patrick Troughton"
      Sun 11:52PM PDT "Malone episode 47 - Peter Davison"
      Malone was a talk show that KTEH produced.
      Late Sun 12:20AM PDT "Interview With Colin Baker"

      BBC America http://www.bbcamerica.com/
      Mon-Thu 8AM EDT (5AM PDT) / Tue-Fri 5AM EDT (2AM PDT) - 2 episodes in movie
      format daily
      Mon/Tue "The Masque Of Mandragora" movie, pt 2 of 2
      There is nothing scarier for an evil person than to meet someone who is more
      evil. The shock and terror that ensues can be lethal. Count Frederico is
      about to discover someone on his staff is more evil than he is. Can he take
      the heat?
      Tue-Wed/Wed-Thu "The Hand Of Fear" movie, pts 1 - 2 of 2
      A fossilized hand buried in a quarry holds the keys to the secret behind the
      death of a crystalline civilization millions of years ago. Did this hand
      belong to the villain involved in Kastria's destruction, or the victim?
      Thu/Fri "The Deadly Assassin" movie, pt 1 of 2
      The Doctor is lured into a plot to assassinate the President of the Time
      Lords, via his efforts to prevent it. Probably the best example of a
      "serious" Tom Baker story.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2001.
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