This Week In Doctor Who - February 4, 2004
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - February 4, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 5
UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv has replaced the broadcast of Robot
originally scheduled for 15 February with part of the Eastenders
Wedding Weekend, presumably a marathon of Eastenders episodes where
characters walked down the marriage aisle. Since UK Gold's online
listings do not extend beyond that date, I am currently assuming
that Robot will air on 21 February instead. Robot will be the start
of the next run through the Doctor Who series, as UK Gold was
planning to skip the Jon Pertwee stories this time.
The South African Sci-Fi Channel is airing SF: UK - Trips Through
Time And Space late Monday 16 February at 12:45AM and Monday 8 March
at 11:05AM. Matthew De Abaitua takes a look at 60s Doctor Who, the
age of psychedelic sci-fi. Don't know how the description wound up
saying South American for the past few weeks - oops.
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. A Shalka invasion fleet sets up shop in a small English
village. Unfortunately for them, the Doctor is back. With Sir Derek
Jacobi as The Master. 6 animated episodes.
"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.
American Who http://www.americanwho.net
Next episode premieres at 5AM EST on February 16. Episodes currently
Corrected link. 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. Included: what brought Paul McGann to Los Angeles for the
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. Still online for now.
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 - MegaCon convention
organizer Beth Videra; Sci-Fi Sea Cruise organizer Dan Harris
discusses his cruise video debuting at the Gallifrey One convention
next weekend. Hour 3 - Vic Mizzy, music composer. Best known for
Green Acres and The Addams Family. Hour 4 - the man behind the
infamous Mr. Skin movie review website, and the continuing saga of
the Mars Rover.
UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Sat 7:35-9AM GMT "Ghostlight" movie
The 7th Doctor takes Ace to a haunted house in Perivale in 1883 to
explore a dark secret of her past.
Sun 9:05-11AM GMT "The Curse Of Fenric" movie
The 7th Doctor takes Ace to a cursed village by the North Sea in
1943 to explore a dark secret of her future.
UK Gold + 1
Sat 8:35-10AM GMT "Ghostlight" movie
Sun 10:05AM-Noon GMT "The Curse Of Fenric" movie
ABC http://www.varos.net/drwho/ http://www.abc.net.au/tv
Thu 6:02PM "The Tomb Of The Cybermen" ep 2 of 4
Mon 6:02PM "The Tomb Of The Cybermen" ep 3 of 4
Tue 6:02PM "The Tomb Of The Cybermen" ep 4 of 4
The scientist find their way into the Cybermen tombs, raising the
2nd Doctor's fears that the Cybermen will awaken and re-emerge to
threaten the galaxy.
Wed 6:02PM "The Dominators" ep 1 of 5
The TARDIS sets down on an abandoned island of the planet Dulkis.
But the Doctor is not the only alien to make a recent visit - two
Dominators are out of fuel and think that Dulkis would be a perfect
world to exploit.
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 Talons Of Weng-Chiang" pts 3+4 of 6
Thu "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" pts 5+6 of 6
Weng-Chiang's magic begins to run thin as his master's need for
human flesh increases and the 4th Doctor begins to close in on him.
It all ties in to an unsolved mystery from the 51st Century.
Fri "Horror Of Fang Rock" pts 1+2 of 4
A fog settles in on a British lighthouse, causing the TARDIS and a
boat with rich people to get stranded there. As the evening gets
colder, people start to die.
Sat "The Sontaran Experiment" all 2 pts
A trip to Earth satisfies the 4th Doctor, Sarah, and Harry that the
world is suitable for the return of humanity. But a Sontaran is
already there, making plans for invasion.
Sun "Genesis Of The Daleks" all 6 pts (no 3:30AM rerun)
The 4th Doctor is taking out of time by a Time Lord who believes
that the Daleks will inevitably conquer the universe. The Doctor
finds himself on a most undesirable mission - rewrite history. Plan
A - make the Daleks less hostile. Plan B - find a weakness that the
universe can exploit. Plan C - erase the Daleks from history,
regardless of consequences to the timeline. Introducing a new
villain - Davros.
Mon "Horror Of Fang Rock" pts 3+4 of 4
A Rutan is impersonating one of the people in the lighthouse, making
it much easier to kill and plot. Time is running out to save the
humans in the lighthouse, and even the world.
Tue "The Invisible Enemy" pts 1+2 of 4
The 4th Doctor's mind is taken over by an intelligent virus that is
planning a secret conquest of the galaxy. Leela must outwit the
Coming Monday 16 February - the Peter Davison stories.
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 11:30PM EST "Planet Of Evil" pt 3 of 4
The space ship takes off. As long as it is free of anti-matter, it
will be allowed to leave peacefully. But did they get all the anti-
matter off after all?
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 4 of 4
The 4th Doctor and Sarah must get to Earth before the Kraals and
their android duplicates, which now include a replica of the Doctor.
Final appearances of Harry Sullivan and RSM Benton in the series.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Sat 11PM EST "Frontios" pts 1+2 of 4
At the end of the universe, beyond the limits of Time Lord
influence, the survivors of humanity try to build a new
civilization. In their hour of greatest need, the 5th Doctor must
not interfere, or the consequences will be grave.
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
Sat 11:59PM EST "The Ark" movie (The Steel Sky, The Plague, The
Return, The Bomb)
At the other end of the universe, other survivors of humanity are
flying off in an Ark towards a new home for Earth. Unfortunately for
them, the 1st Doctor, Steven, and new companion Dodo arrive. And
Dodo has a cold. This is the story of the cold that launched a
thousand body bags.
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Sat 11PM EST "Battlefield" pts 3+4 of 4
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (retired) has gotten involved in the
battle between inter-dimensional knights, Morgaine, and U*N*I*T. Can
he help the 7th Doctor save the world one more time? Or is a legend
about to come to an end?
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - tentative launch set for April 2004
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Sat 11:42PM CST "The Keeper Of Traken" pt 2 of 4
Adric, Nyssa, Tremas, and the 4th Doctor wind up suspects as evil
spreads through Traken. The Melkur attempts a power play.
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 Ribos Operation" pts 1+2 of 4
The 4th Doctor is sent on a quest to recover the segments of the Key
To Time. With Romana and K9, he arrives on Ribos, where two con men
are hard at work creating trouble.
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" ep 4 of 4
The Master prepares to welcome the Nestene invasion force. The 3rd
Doctor and Jo Grant are facing a very cramped view of the conquest.
Late Fri 1AM MST "The Mind Of Evil" ep 1 of 6
Sat 11PM MST "The Mind Of Evil" eps 2+3 of 6
At Stangmoor Prison, a new invention sucks out all evil emotions
from condemned criminals, making calm, placid people capable of
rejoining society. Or so goes the theory. The Doctor and Jo
investigate, only to get caught up in prison drama. Back at U*N*I*T,
the Brigadier faces the twin dilemma of keeping peace at an
intercontinental peace conference while safely disposing of a
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 "Time-Flight" pt 1 of 4
In shock, the TARDIS crew returns to 20th Century Earth. While Tegan
ponders the chance to resume her life and career, the 5th Doctor
faces a puzzle - a Concorde has disappeared out of time.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA http://www.kbtc.org
analog 28,15,65 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 Return" ep 3 of 4
Sat 7:30PM + 1AM PST "The Ark - The Bomb" ep 4 of 4
See MPT for details.
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
Pat Troughton interview in March.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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