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This Week In Doctor Who - November 26, 2003

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    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 26, 2003 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 6, No 48 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 26, 2003
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 6, No 48

      The 40th anniversary celebrations are winding down. The marathons
      are essentially over. The press tributes are gone. Now we are in
      year 41 - back to normal, even as we know that a new Doctor Who
      series is in the pipeline for 2005. To all those going to Chicago
      TARDIS this weekend - have a great time. And for those of us in the
      US, don't forget this week's episode of The Scream Of The Shalka
      just because US Thanksgiving is Thursday. It'll still be around in a
      couple of days, so you can catch up before episode 4 arrives.

      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" - episode 2 online now, episode 3
      premieres Thursday 20 November. The Ninth Doctor is reluctantly
      drawn into the plight of a small English village threatened by an
      alien menace. The Doctor wants to leave, but no one will let him.
      Richard E. Grant is The Doctor.
      older online dramas:
      "Shada" - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward
      "Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen

      BBC 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
      Wed - Fri 6PM + Mid GMT "The Ghosts Of N-Space" pts 1 - 3 of 6
      Sat 6:40PM + 12:40AM GMT "Slipback" 3 pt version, pt 2
      Mon - Tue 6PM + Mid GMT "The Ghosts Of N-Space" pts 4 - 5 of 6

      New Zealand Radio (National Service) http://www.radionz.co.nz/nr/f-
      Sun 4:50PM "Slipback" pt 2 of 6

      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      40th Anniversary special. Joey Reynolds' exclusive interview with
      original series producer Verity Lambert, conducted days after the
      announcement of the revival of Doctor Who.
      Dan Harris discusses the Sci-Fi Sea Cruise.
      Tentative upcoming schedule:
      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.
      January 5, 2004 - Peter Davison on the return of Doctor Who and
      doing the DVD commentaries.

      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 - sci-fi news & comment. Hour 2 - the "Save Farscape"
      campaign is discussed in light of reports that Farscape will return
      for a 4 hour mini-series. Hour 3 - Kate Mulgrew (rerun). Hour 4 -
      sci-fi novelty songs and parodies.



      UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Wed 6PM GMT "Warriors' Gate" 2 ep version, pt 2
      The adventure continues for the errant Time Lord.
      Thu 6PM GMT "The Keeper Of Traken" 2 ep version, pt 1
      Fri 6PM GMT "The Keeper Of Traken" 2 ep version, pt 2
      The 4th Doctor and Adric try to ensure the successful transition of
      the line of the Keeper, a being who keeps the worlds in the Traken
      solar system at peace. The force opposing the Doctor seems to know
      him from before.
      Sat 7:10-9AM GMT "The Twin Dilemma" movie
      The Doctor's regeneration has even more problems than usual, driving
      him to the brink of insanity.
      Sun 7:15-9AM GMT "Attack Of The Cybermen" movie
      Lytton, former leader of the human troops in a Dalek invasion fleet,
      lures the 6th Doctor and Peri to Earth in 1985, enabling them to
      discover evidence of a new plot by the Cybermen. As the Doctor and
      the Cybermen try to figure out Lytton's plans, the TARDIS' exterior
      goes on a voyage of self-discovery.
      Mon 6PM GMT "Logopolis" 2 ep version, pt 1
      Tue 6PM GMT "Logopolis" 2 ep version, pt 2
      A tale of decay and departures. The 4th Doctor feels the coming of
      old age, while the actions of the Master threaten the whole fabric
      of time and space. Numbers don't lie, but they can deceive.
      End of weekday airings.

      UK Gold + 1
      Wed 7PM GMT "Warriors' Gate" 2 ep version, pt 2
      Thu 7PM GMT "The Keeper Of Traken" 2 ep version, pt 1
      Fri 7PM GMT "The Keeper Of Traken" 2 ep version, pt 2
      Sat 8:10-10AM GMT "The Twin Dilemma" movie
      Sun 8:15-10AM GMT "Attack Of The Cybermen" movie
      Mon 7PM GMT "Logopolis" 2 ep version, pt 1
      Tue 7PM GMT "Logopolis" 2 ep version, pt 2


      BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com
      Fri 8:30AM + 4:05PM CET "Blue Peter" November 21 edition
      Blue Peter recognizes Doctor Who's 40th anniversary. BBC Prime
      typically airs Blue Peter episodes roughly one week after the BBC1


      ABC http://www.varos.net/drwho/ http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thu 6PM "The Romans - Inferno" ep 4 of 4
      A dastardly rogue inspires Emperor Nero to start a fire in Rome,
      leading to chaos as the TARDIS crew tries to leave town.
      Mon 6PM "The Web Planet - The Web Planet" ep 1 of 6
      Tue 6PM "The Web Planet - The Zarbi" ep 2 of 6
      Wed 6PM "The Web Planet - Escape To Danger" ep 3 of 6
      Forced down on a world where insect-like creatures are man-sized,
      Doctor Who (William Hartnell) and crew try to avoid the masters of
      the Zarbi.


      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 "Destiny Of The Daleks" pts 1+2 of 4
      Thu "Destiny Of The Daleks" pts 3+4 of 4
      The Daleks return to Skaro on a mythic quest. Destiny is about to go
      badly wrong.
      Fri "City Of Death" pts 1+2 of 4
      Paris 1979. Lovely place to visit. Unusually clean subway system.
      Nice cafe's. Time travellers making a bit of a hash of the minutes
      and seconds. Ok - strike that last point.
      Sat "The Ribos Operation" all 4 pts
      A pair of con-men try to swindle a psychotic warlord just as the 4th
      Doctor arrives looking for the first segment of the Key To Time.
      Sun "The Pirate Planet" all 4 pts
      The second segment of the Key To Time would appear to be on a planet
      that has now gone missing.
      Mon "City Of Death" pts 3+4 of 4
      A race to stop Scaroth from changing the past. Guest-starring John
      Tue "The Creature From The Pit" pts 1+2 of 4
      The 4th Doctor hates responding to distress calls. This time an egg
      shell called him in. But what hatched from the egg?

      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
      Pre-empted by pledge drives. Terror Of The Zygons begins December 20.

      WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
      analog 24, 59
      digital 24-1 (25-1)
      Pre-empted by pledge drives. WCNY's schedule only goes out to
      December 6.

      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 "Terminus" pts 1+2 of 4
      On orders from the Black Guardian, Turlough sabotages the TARDIS,
      forcing the crew to abandon ship and get involved in the horror and
      squalor that is the space station Terminus.

      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
      Late Sat Mid EST "The Aztecs" movie (The Temple Of Evil, The
      Warriors Of Death, The Bride Of Sacrifice, The Day Of Darkness)
      Barbara is mistaken for an Aztec god, and she views it as a chance
      to save a civilization from destruction. The 1st Doctor is furious,
      but can he stop the schoolteacher even if he wants to?

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
      analog 48
      digital 48-2 (34-2)
      Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
      Sat 11PM EST "Delta And The Bannermen" pt 3 of 3
      The real danger to the Bannermen isn't Delta, but Delta's offspring.
      Sat 11:25PM EST "Dragonfire" pt 1 of 3
      The 7th Doctor and Mel arrive at a spaceport, where old friend/foe
      Sabalom Glitz spins a yarn about buried treasure.
      Pre-empted by pledge drive next week.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital 9 - not on air
      Sat 11:40PM CST "State Of Decay" pt 2 of 4
      Why is technology banned? What is the purpose of selecting the best
      and brightest to live with the Three Who Rule?

      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 Sun Makers" pts 1+2 of 4
      Humanity lives in squalor and intimidation on Pluto, taxed nearly to
      death. The 4th Doctor and Leela investigate.
      Next week Doctor Who airs on Friday with a Colin Baker pledge
      special. While Doctor Who will air each week in December, The Sun
      Makers will not conclude until December 27.

      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
      Pre-empted this week and next for pledge drives. KBDI's advance
      listings only go through December 6.

      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
      Pre-empted for pledge drive. December 2003 schedule not yet online.
      They've tried to get it online, but as of 11/26 they've actually put
      up December 2002.

      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
      Late Sat 1AM PST "The Web Planet - Escape To Danger" ep 3 of 6
      Late Sat 1:30AM PST "The Web Planet - Crater Of Needles" ep 4 of 6
      On the planet of the Animus, danger continues for the 1st Doctor and
      Special time due to pledge drive. KBTC will celebrate Doctor Who's
      40th anniversary with a marathon on December 6.

      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. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2003.
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