This Week In Doctor Who - January 28, 2004
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - January 28, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 4
We begin this week with advanced news for UK Gold
http://www.ukgold.tv Doctor Who fans. After UK Gold airs "Survival"
on February 14, they will cycle back to "Robot", the first story of
the Tom Baker era, skipping for now the Jon Pertwee era which has
been included the last couple of times UK Gold has aired the series.
UK Gold is also skipping the William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton
stories, but they have done that for years. When they were airing
Hartnell and Troughton stories, it was at a separate day of the week
from the regular rotation.
ABC Australia http://www.abc.net.au/tv made a sudden schedule
change, pre-empting Doctor Who on Australia Day (26 January). This
moved the conclusion of The Gunfighters (The OK Corral) to 27
January and shifted all future episodes back one weekday.
Shaun Lyon of Outpost Gallifrey and the annual Gallifrey Conventions
http://www.gallifreyone.com is being interviewed on the next
American Who episode, airing nationwide on Business Talk Radio early
Monday February 2nd at 5AM Eastern/2AM Pacific as part of the Sci-Fi
Overdrive program. Check the links under American Who and Sci-Fi
Overdrive to see how to catch the interview if you're not up at that
hour or Business Talk Radio isn't in your area.
Encore Australia is airing Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D. on
Thursday 29 January at 6:45AM AEDT.
The South American Sci-Fi Channel is airing SF: UK - Trips Through
Time And Space late Monday 16 February at 12:45AM. Matthew De
Abaitua takes a look at 60s Doctor Who, the age of psychedelic sci-
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" - starring Richard E. Grant as The
Doctor. 6 episode online animated drama. The Doctor uncovers a plot
to remake the Earth from underground. The Shalka invasion is
"Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen. 6 episode
illustrated audio drama. 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.
American Who http://www.americanwho.net
Early Mon 5AM EST (2AM PST, 10AM GMT, 9PM AEDT)
Shaun Lyon of Outpost Gallifrey http://www.gallifreyone.com is the
featured guest in the latest edition of American Who. The upcoming
Gallifrey One convention is the topic. First airs as hour 4 of Sci-
Fi Overdrive - see below. Should appear online at the link above
within a few days of the broadcast.
Corrected link. The first American Who episode in the current every
two week format. Interviews with the 5th Doctor (Peter Davison) and
Jason Haigh-Ellery of Big Finish Productions (the ongoing original
Who audio releases).
Conclusion of a 1987 radio interview with John-Nathan Turner, Nicola
Bryant, and Brian Sloman, conducted at the end of the Doctor Who
Celebration tour. Also, Charles Martin reviews the year in Doctor
Who. Goes offline when the Shaun Lyon episode goes online.
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 with the gang. Hour 2 - F. Paul
Wilson, author of "Gateways", current book in the Repairman Jack
series. Hour 3 - Alisa Kwitney, author of "The Sandman: King Of
Dreams. Hour 4 - American Who with guest Shaun Lyon of Outpost
UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Sat 7:10-9AM GMT "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy" movie
A universally beloved institution has fallen on hard times. People
have other things to do and watch. Stunt casting hasn't worked.
Maybe killing the performers will work better. Bring in a very
interactive audience. Can the 7th Doctor and Ace stop a phenomenon
gone mad by its own history?
Sun 9:05-11AM GMT "Battlefield" movie
The 1990s. The near future. When the 7th Doctor and Ace return to
England, they find U*N*I*T in need of help. Arthurian knights from
another dimension are wreaking havoc. Can the 7th Doctor educate a
new Brigadier in the way of alien "diplomacy"? And can old Brigadier
Lethbridge-Stewart save the day one final time?
UK Gold + 1
Sat 8:10-10AM GMT "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy" movie
Sun 10:05AM-Noon GMT "Battlefield" movie
ABC http://www.varos.net/drwho/ http://www.abc.net.au/tv
Thu 6:06PM "The War Machines" ep 2 of 4
Mon 6:02PM "The War Machines" ep 3 of 4
Tue 6:02PM "The War Machines" ep 4 of 4
In the final 1st Doctor story complete enough for the syndicated
package, the 1st Doctor must stop the insane computer WOTAN before
its surrogate machines declare war on humanity. This story sees the
departure of the character of Dodo Chaplet and the introduction of
Ben Jackson and Polly Lopez/Wright/last name disputed. Since no
stories from the 1966-1967 series are currently complete, the entire
rest of the Ben & Polly stories will not air. During this gap, the
Cybermen appear for the first time as villains, the Doctor has
a "regeneration" and Patrick Troughton assumes the role, an 18th
Century Scottish piper named Jamie joins the crew, and finally a
Victorian girl named Victoria.
Wed 6:02PM "The Tomb Of The Cybermen" ep 1 of 4
The 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria land on the planet Telos, where
an archaeological expedition believes they have found the place
where the Cybermen died out once and for all.
Thu 6:45AM AEDT "Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D." 1966 theatrical
Remake of the 1964 William Hartnell serial "The Dalek Invasion Of
Earth". Dr. Who and company land on Earth in the mid 22nd Century,
when Daleks have conquered Earth and nearly extinguished the human
spirit. Dr. Who and Susan decide to stop the Daleks.
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 Face Of Evil" pts 1+2 of 4
Thu "The Face Of Evil" pts 3+4 of 4
The 4th Doctor arrives on a world where he is viewed as an evil
demon that is imprisoning the local god. A god that shares the
Doctor's voice. What the Doctor doesn't remember could doom them all.
Fri "The Robots Of Death" pts 1+2 of 4
The 4th Doctor and Leela are the prime suspects in a series of
murders on board a Sandminer.
Sat "Robot" all 4 pts
The Doctor's regeneration into his 4th persona (Tom Baker) throws
U*N*I*T for a loop as they try to investigate a series of murders
and robberies that could lead to the creation of the ultimate gun.
Sun "The Ark In Space" all 4 pts
In the dark recess of space, humanity is in a time out. Sleeping
away till the Earth becomes inhabitable again. Oversleeping. Easy
prey for the Wirrn.
Mon "The Robots Of Death" pts 3+4 of 4
The murders continue, but suspicion shifts to the robots.
Tue "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" pts 1+2 of 6
A popular magician is the top suspect in the 4th Doctor's book in a
series of murders in Chinatown.
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. Doctor Who returns next week at 11:30PM Saturday. All
February airings will be at 11:30PM.
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
analog 24, 59
digital 24-1 (25-1)
Sun 5:30PM EST "The Android Invasion" pt 3 of 4
The Kraals are planning an invasion force to head for Earth.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Sat 11PM EST "The Awakening" pts 1+2 of 2
The 5th Doctor, Turlough, and Tegan get caught up in War Games in
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 Time Meddler" movie (The Watcher, The Meddling
Monk, A Battle Of Wits, Checkmate)
The 1st Doctor, Vicki, and Steven arrive in England in 1066, where
Vikings are threatening to invade and a Monk seems to have far too
much knowledge of 20th Century technology.
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Sat 11PM EST "Battlefield" pts 1+2 of 4
See UK Gold for details.
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Sat 11:42PM CST "The Keeper Of Traken" pt 1 of 4
A Melkur sets root on Traken, bringing evil to a world that has no
idea how to deal with the concept.
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 Invasion Of Time" pts 5+6 of 6
The 4th Doctor and company race to save Gallifrey from destruction.
Meanwhile, a romance tries to blossom.
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 "Terror Of The Autons" eps 2+3 of 4
Sat 11PM MST "Terror Of The Autons" ep 4 of 4
The 3rd Doctor matches wits with The Master, an evil Time Lord using
Autons to aide in his conquest of the Earth.
Sat 11:30PM MST "The Mind Of Evil" ep 1 of 6
The Brigadier wants the 3rd Doctor and Jo to be U*N*I*T's observers
at a demonstration of a new medical procedure that would eliminate
any need for capital punishment or life in prison.
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 MST "Earthshock" pt 4 of 4
The Cybermen take control of the starliner as it gets closer and
closer to the Earth.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA http://www.kbtc.org
digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
Seattle DirecTV 28,910
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Sat 7PM + 12:30AM PST "The Ark - The Steel Sky" ep 1 of 4
Sat 7:30PM + 1AM PST "The Ark - The Plague" ep 2 of 4
The TARDIS arrives on a ship bearing the future of humanity as they
leave a dying Earth. The more things change, the more they stay the
same. Things go downhill the moment the 1st Doctor arrives.
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
Late Sat 1:30AM PST "Interview With Terry Nation"
An archival interview with Terry Nation, creator of the Daleks,
writer of many Doctor Who and other sci-fi stories.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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