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This Week In Doctor Who - December 17, 2003

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    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - December 17, 2003 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 6, No 51 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - December 17, 2003
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 6, No 51

      Welcome to the weekly guide to all known Doctor Who broadcasts.

      The Scream Of The Shalka http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/shalka
      will be fully online as of the Thursday 18 December addition of
      episode 6. If you've missed out on it, or were waiting for the whole
      story to be online, it will be online. Scream is an official Doctor
      Who animated story done in Flash (animation by Cosgrove Hall)
      starring Richard E. Grant as the Doctor and Sir Derek Jacobi as The
      Master. How long it will remain online is unknown. There are also
      RealPlayer clips of many of the actors discussing their experiences
      on the production.

      BBC1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone has scheduled "The Story Of Doctor
      Who", the 40th anniversary documentary, to air on Tuesday 30
      December at 6:30PM GMT, as part of the Christmas programming. We are
      keeping an eye out for any rebroadcasts and international airings
      that may follow. Nothing apparent yet.

      ABC Australia will pre-empt Doctor Who (and just about all regular
      shows) on Christmas Day. Pre-emptions are also expected in January.
      Varos website editor Jason Fraser reports that ABC will have its
      annual live coverage of the Hopman Cup Tennis tournament. The
      tournament is held in Perth, 3 hours behind Sydney, and last year
      the coverage ran till 7PM AEDT. Stay tuned to
      http://www.varos.net/drwho , http://www.abc.net.au/tv , and
      http://www.ebroadcast.com.au/tv for developments.

      Encore Australia is airing Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D. on Monday
      5 January at 5:35AM AEDT, repeating Saturday 17 January at 5:20AM
      AEDT. 4:3 pan & scanned aspect ratio.

      Dish Network http://www.dishnetwork.com subscribers in the
      Champaign/Urbana/Springfield, Illinois TV market are expected to be
      able to subscribe to their local channels either today (December 17)
      or tomorrow (December 18). This includes WILL 12
      http://www.will.uiuc.edu , a Doctor Who affiliate. To receive the
      Champaign locals you have to arrange for the installation of a

      The American Who http://www.americanwho.net website was down for
      much of last week. It is now running again, redirecting people to a
      temporary site.

      Next week's column will come out on Tuesday, December 23, to get out
      before Christmas turns the internet into a ghost town. TWIDW will
      return to Wednesdays on December 31.

      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 5 online now, episode 6
      premieres Thursday 18 December. Fully animated in Flash format. The
      Ninth Doctor is haunted. Something happened to him. Now he dreads
      the thought of visiting Earth, of fighting evil, of caring about
      people. Unfortunately, a Shalka invasion fleet has a base in rural
      England, and the Doctor has no choice but to intervene one more
      time. Full story online from Thursday. Richard E. Grant is The
      older online drama:

      "Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen. 6 episode
      illustrated audio tale. The 6th Doctor and Evelyn Smythe research a
      temple that has been yanking scientists out of time. The secrets of
      the temple threaten the future and past of two species. Viewer
      discretion advised for the illustrations of episodes 4 through 6.

      New Zealand Radio (National Service) http://www.radionz.co.nz/nr/f-
      Sun 4:50PM "Slipback" pt 5 of 6

      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      Parts 1a and 1b of a December 1987 radio interview on WINZ-AM Miami
      from the Jay Michaels midday show. John-Nathan Turner, Nicola
      Bryant, and Brian Sloman appeared discussing the final US leg of
      the "Doctor Who Celebration and Tour".
      Dan Harris discusses the Sci-Fi Sea Cruise.

      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 and comment. Hour 2 - Thomas Vitale, senior
      Vice-President of Acquisition, Scheduling, and Program Planning for
      the US Sci-Fi Channel. Hour 3 - the Lord Of The Rings exhibit and
      the Charles Hayden Planetarium at the Boston Museum of Science. Hour
      4 - Dr. Stephen Squyers of the NASA Mars Exploration Project.



      UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Sat 6:10-8AM GMT "The Trial Of A Time Lord" movie, pt 1 of 4 (The
      Mysterious Planet)
      The 6th Doctor and Peri arrive on a planet in the far future that
      bears a suspicious resemblance to Earth. Little do they know that
      their actions will be nitpicked over later as court evidence ...
      Sun 6:10-8AM GMT "The Trial Of A Time Lord" movie, pt 2 of 4
      Still oblivious to being recorded for prosperity, the Doctor and
      Peri stumble across a sinister attempt at manipulating life and
      death. Will the Doctor be part of the solution, or part of the
      problem to be solved?
      UK Gold will not air Doctor Who next week due to Christmas
      programming. Returns January 3.

      UK Gold + 1
      Sat 7:10-9AM GMT "The Trial Of A Time Lord" movie, pt 1 of 4 (The
      Mysterious Planet)
      Sun 7:10-9AM GMT "The Trial Of A Time Lord" movie, pt 2 of 4


      ABC http://www.varos.net/drwho/ http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thu 6:05PM "The Chase - The Death Of Time" ep 2 of 6
      Mon 6:05PM "The Chase - Flight Through Eternity" ep 3 of 6
      Tue 6:05PM "The Chase - Journey Into Terror" ep 4 of 6
      Wed 6:05PM "The Chase - The Death Of Doctor Who" ep 5 of 6
      The Daleks really take defeat badly. They've assembled their own
      time machine to pursue the 1st Doctor and company through the
      universe. Objective - complete and utter slaughter of the TARDIS
      The Chase concludes on Monday 29 December.


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      7 Days A Week 1 + 3:30AM EST (10PM + 12:30AM PST) - 2 episodes
      weekdays, full stories weekends)
      The weekday airings will be on a special schedule from Monday 20
      December through Friday 2 January.
      Wed "Full Circle" pts 3+4 of 4
      The Marsh people decide to attack the Starliner under the guidance
      of their new leader - Romana.
      Thu "State Of Decay" pts 1+2 of 4
      Fri "State Of Decay" pts 3+4 of 4
      Civilization is crumbling. The best and the brightest are being
      selected and disappear. The 4th Doctor and Romana try to free a
      world from tyrannical rulers. They didn't count on a stowaway on the
      TARDIS getting involved.
      Sat "Destiny Of The Daleks" all 4 pts
      Skaro. Most unattractive world. All it ever produced was the Thals
      and the Kaleds. The Kaleds managed to wipe themselves out with the
      Daleks and virtually wipe out the Thals. The Daleks have long since
      left Skaro behind, good riddance to a dead world. But now they have
      second thoughts. With their existence threatened by a new foe, the
      Daleks have returned to Skaro in hopes of discovering what they left
      behind. Big mistake.
      Sun "City Of Death" all 4 pts
      A husband and wife pair of thieves prepare for the greatest crime
      yet - nabbing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in Paris. Normally, the
      basis for a mildly comedic detective drama. But when the 4th Doctor
      begins to suspect that the theft may be on a larger scale, the
      detective winds up sidekick. First Doctor Who story filmed partially
      outside the UK.
      Late Mon 3:30AM EST/12:30AM PST "Warriors' Gate" all 4 pts
      The circle of life. Hunters become hunted. Wealthy become poor.
      Robots become mildly oddball furniture. The 4th Doctor, Romana,
      Adric, and K9 are as confused as the audience. But if we don't
      figure it out we just get the vague sense that we watched a good TV
      show that flew over our heads. If they don't figure it out the
      gateway between multiple universes could explode over them.
      Late Tue 3:30AM EST/12:30AM PST "The Keeper Of Traken" all 4 pts
      Tremas, future intended Keeper of the Union of Traken, is the only
      man who will believe the 4th Doctor and Adric when they say that the
      current Keeper has sent them to expose an evil that will turn their
      peaceful empire into dust. Tremas: Anthony Ainley.

      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 "Terror Of The Zygons" pt 1 of 4
      Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart leads a military investigation while
      wearing a kilt.

      WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
      analog 24, 59
      digital 24-1 (25-1)
      Sun 5:30PM EST "Pyramids Of Mars" pt 1 of 4
      A noted scientist opens a tomb in Egypt, unwittingly opening a door
      to Mars, where a leashed evil seeks relief.

      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 "Enlightenment" pts 3+4 of 4
      The race turns ever more deadly. An unlikely hero may hold the key
      to life and death for the TARDIS crew and the immortals.

      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 Dalek Invasion Of Earth" movie (World's End,
      The Daleks, Day Of Reckoning, The End Of Tomorrow, The Waking Ally,
      22nd Century Earth. The survivors of humanity are hiding from the
      Daleks. The 1st Doctor and company wind up in the thick of things,
      trying to save the world. For Susan, the stakes get unusually

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
      analog 48
      digital 48-2 (34-2)
      Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
      Sat 11PM EST "The Happiness Patrol" pts 1+2 of 3
      At night, they prowl the streets. Keeping to the shadows. Concealing
      themselves. Until they come across other people prowling the streets
      and keeping to the shadows. At which point they reveal themselves as
      the Happiness Patrol and bring happy death to the glum killjoys. A
      Dickensian Christmas tale - everyone's just out to decrease the
      surplus population.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital 9 - not on air
      Champaign Dish 12,7407 - expected available to subscribers on either
      Wednesday December 17 or Thursday December 18 - requires Superdish
      Sat 11:40PM CST "Warriors' Gate" pt 1 of 4
      See BBC Kids for details.

      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 Two Doctors" 6 pt version, pts 5+6
      The 2nd Doctor finds himself the subject of Dastari's latest genetic
      experiment. An experiment that goes terribly wrong. Dastari:
      Laurence Payne. Trivia - Laurence Payne also played Johnny Ringo in
      The Gunfighters.

      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
      Sat 11PM MST "Inferno" pts 1+2 of 7
      The 3rd Doctor's efforts to repair his TARDIS are hampered by
      mysterious deaths at the drillsite and a gateway opening between
      parallel Earths.

      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 "The Visitation" pt 4 of 4
      The Terrileptils plan to release rats in London in a plan to
      eliminate 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 + 12:30AM PST "The Space Museum - The Search" ep 3 of 4
      Sat 7:30PM + 1AM PST "The Space Museum - The Final Phase" ep 4 of 4
      The 1st Doctor is to become a museum exhibit, with hopes to kill and
      freeze dry the rest of the crew later.

      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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