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This Week In Doctor Who - February 25, 2004

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - February 25, 2004 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 7, No 8 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 25, 2004
      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - February 25, 2004
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 7, No 8

      Outpost Gallifrey http://www.gallifreyone.com has forwarded
      information from the current edition of the UK casting newsletter
      PCR (Professional Casting Review). The newsletter claims that Andy
      Pryor will be the casting director for the new Doctor Who series. It
      also states that shooting for the series "is anticipated for late
      Spring". Outpost Gallifrey "speculates that, because of this, an
      announcement of a new Doctor is probably due within the next month
      or two." Time will tell.

      Anyone wanting to send questions to Joey Reynolds (Donovan) for his
      interview with Mal Young (controller of drama series at the BBC)
      needs to send them to scifiradioguy@... by February 26. The
      interview will air on the American Who program on Monday, March 15
      at 5AM EST.

      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca reports that technical problems
      affected their run of Peter Davison stories. Kinda (originally
      scheduled for February 20 and 23), The Visitation (originally
      scheduled for February 24 and 25), and Black Orchid (originally
      scheduled for February 26) got skipped, going straight to Time-
      Flight. All 3 stories will air in BBC Kids' weekend rotation - Kinda
      on February 28, The Visitation on February 29, Black Orchid on March
      6. These 3 skipped stories will air on the weekday schedule the next
      time BBC Kids airs the Davison stories. At this time, BBC Kids will
      return to Robot when the Davison run is completed.

      With the ongoing digital transition in the US, low power TV stations
      frequently have to move or go off the air to make room for digital
      stations. The following repeaters for Doctor Who affiliates seem to
      have disappeared:
      W59AU 59 Utica, NY (repeats WCNY 24 Syracuse, NY)
      K65BU 65 Gray's River, WA (repeats KBTC 28 Tacoma, WA)
      K32EO 32 Colorado Springs, CO (repeats KBDI 12 Denver, CO)

      If anyone can confirm whether those stations are still on the air,
      or if they've moved to new frequencies with new call letters, I'd be
      very glad to know. I'm also trying to verify the status of the
      following repeaters for Iowa Public TV which may or may not be
      K14AH 14 Decorah, IA
      K44AB 44 Keokuk, IA
      K54AF 54 Keosauqua, IA

      The South African Sci-Fi Channel is airing SF: UK - Trips Through
      Time And Space Monday 8 March at 11:05AM. Matthew De Abaitua takes a
      look at 60s Doctor Who, the age of psychedelic sci-fi.

      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" - Richard E. Grant is The Doctor in a
      fully animated 6 episode story. The Shalka prepare to conquer the
      Earth from below. Unfortunately for them, the Doctor is back.
      "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
      Early Mon 5AM EST (2AM PST, 10AM GMT, 9PM AEDT)
      Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon for nearly the entire run of Patrick
      Troughton stories) is the guest in the latest installment, airing as
      the 4th hour of this weekend's Sci-Fi Overdrive. Will go online in
      an archive shortly afterwards. Coming March 15th - an interview with
      Mal Young, controller of drama series at the BBC.
      Joey interviews India Fisher (Charley in the Big Finish 8th Doctor
      audio dramas), recorded at the 2003 Chicago TARDIS convention.
      Shaun Lyon of Outpost Gallifrey http://www.gallifreyone.com is the
      featured guest in the latest edition of American Who. The Gallifrey
      One convention and other topics are discussed.
      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
      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

      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 - June Lockhart from "Lost In
      Space" and Mercedes McNabb from "Buffy", "Angel", and don't forget
      she was in the 2 Addams Family movies. Hour 3 - Mauriche LaMarche
      of "Tipping The Rift" and Scott Hallock & Kevin Healey, writers and
      producers of "Scare Tactics". Hour 4 - American Who, featuring
      Frazer Hines "Jamie McCrimmon".



      UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Sat 7-9AM GMT "The Ark In Space" movie
      The 4th Doctor, Sarah, and Harry help revive the survivors of
      humanity on a space station orbiting near Earth. While humanity was
      sleeping, another force came aboard the station, and now it wants to
      wipe all humans out.
      Sun 7-8AM GMT "The Sontaran Experiment" movie
      The TARDIS crew journeys to Earth to determine its suitability for
      rehabitation. Slight problem - it's already habited by a familiar
      looking monster and his prisoners/experiments. Well, he *would* be a
      familiar looking monster if UK Gold hadn't skipped the Jon Pertwee
      era on this rotation, including The Time Warrior.

      UK Gold + 1
      Sat 8-10AM GMT "The Ark In Space" movie
      Sun 8-9AM GMT "The Sontaran Experiment" movie


      ABC http://www.varos.net/drwho/ http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thu 6:07PM "The Mind Robber" ep 5 of 5
      Don't be surprised if ABC changes their minds and starts this
      episode even later - it's only 18 minutes long. It's a very good 18
      minutes. The 2nd Doctor and the Master of the Land Of Fiction engage
      in a climactic battle where nothing is as it seems, and writing a
      happy ending is no guarantee that it will survive last minute
      Mon 6:07PM "The Krotons" ep 1 of 4
      Tue 6:07PM "The Krotons" ep 2 of 4
      Wed 6:07PM "The Krotons" ep 3 of 4
      Jamie, Zoe, and the 2nd Doctor uncover a plot to steal the most
      intelligent minds from the Gond civilization, keeping the natives
      ignorant and the Krotons in hope.


      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 "Arc Of Infinity" pts 1+2 of 4
      Thu "Arc Of Infinity" pts 3+4 of 4
      First time on BBC Kids. Nowadays there is a lot of press about
      identity theft. Someone steals your credit card number, or gets
      ahold of other information, and you can lose a lot of money and
      reputation before the truth rescues you. But suppose the identity
      thief steals your actual body and genetics. When the 5th Doctor
      falls prey to the ultimate identity theft, the Time Lords are less
      than sympathetic. Guest starring Colin Baker as the guard Maxil.
      This is the only case to date of an actor playing another role on
      Doctor Who before being cast as The Doctor.
      Fri "Snakedance" pts 1+2 of 4
      First time on BBC Kids. The Mara begins to invade Tegan's dreams
      again, causing the 5th Doctor and Nyssa to take drastic steps to
      preserve Tegan's sanity.
      Sat "Kinda" all 4 pts
      First time on BBC Kids. The story to which Snakedance is a sequel.
      On the world of Deva Loka, the 5th Doctor and Adric investigate the
      secrets of the Kinda people. Meanwhile, Tegan finds herself dreaming
      terrible dreams, the puppet of the force known only as Mara.
      Sun "The Visitation" all 4 pts
      First time on BBC Kids. The 5th Doctor, Adric, Nyssa, Tegan, and the
      Sonic Screwdriver arrive on the grounds that will be Heathrow
      Airport in a few centuries. Terrileptils have crash-landed nearby
      with dreams of making a new home by wiping out humanity.
      Mon "Snakedance" pts 3+4 of 4
      The Mara prepares to return to its homeworld on a day of
      celebration. The 5th Doctor takes a quest to try to save Tegan and
      an entire world.
      Tue "Mawdryn Undead" pts 1+2 of 4
      First time on BBC Kids. A troubled teen is mentored by the Black
      Guardian, who hopes to recruit him to kill off the 5th Doctor once
      and for all. Meanwhile, the Doctor runs into an old friend -
      Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart - who has no memory of him.

      NHPTV New Hampshire http://www.nhptv.org
      analog 11, 49, 52, 18, 15
      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 "Pyramids Of Mars" pt 1 of 4
      Earth in the year 1911. Many British explorers search for Pyramids
      and tombs in Egypt. When one of the Scarman brothers discovers a
      tomb, the dead man he searches for may be himself. NHPTV's online
      March listings were incomplete as of publication time, so I do not
      know whether part 2 will air next week or not. Typically NHPTV pre-
      empts Doctor Who for most weeks of a pledge drive, so don't count on
      Who for March 6.

      WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
      analog 24, 59
      digital 24-1 (25-1)
      Sun 5:30PM EST "The Brain Of Morbius" pt 4 of 4
      Morbius discovers that having a body again isn't as great as it's
      wrapped up to be. WCNY will be pre-empting Doctor Who during pledge
      season. Next episode airs March 28.

      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 "Resurrection Of The Daleks" 4 ep version, pts 1+2
      A time corridor drags the TARDIS to Earth, where the 5th Doctor,
      Tegan, and Turlough find the Daleks engaged in another attempt to
      rescue Davros. The Daleks have help from human troops. Why would the
      Daleks want help from humans?

      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 12:02AM EST "The Tomb Of The Cybermen" movie
      Time approximate after pledge drive. Archaeologists seek to unearth
      the space base believed to be the place where the Cybermen ceased to
      exist. They find their efforts hampered by a funny little man and
      his two assistants, who fear that reports of the death of the
      Cybermen have been greatly exaggerated.

      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 Curse Of Fenric" pts 1+2 of 4
      The 7th Doctor and Ace traipse right into a top secret military base
      in the middle of World War II. The Doctor investigates evidence that
      an ancient curse is beginning to be fulfilled. Death is in the air.
      Doctor Who will be pre-empted until March 20, when the concluding
      episodes will air.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital 9 - not on air
      Champaign Dish 12,7407
      Sat 11:43PM CST "Logopolis" pt 1 of 4
      The 4th Doctor brings Adric to Earth for the first time. The Doctor
      hopes to use a real Police Box to help measure the TARDIS to restore
      its ability to change its appearance. But someone is out to cause
      the Doctor pain. Next week Doctor Who will air at 11:30PM, time
      approximate after pledge programming.

      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
      Quad Cities Dish 36,7407 (not yet available to subscribers at press
      Sat 11:35PM CST "The Pirate Planet" pts 3+4 of 4
      The 4th Doctor and Romana work to end the reign of the Pirate
      Captain and Queen Xanxia before they can crush their next planet -
      Earth. Pledge specials will pre-empt Doctor Who on March 6 and 20.
      The BBV Documentary "The Doctors: 30 Years Of Time Travel And
      Beyond" will air March 13 at 11:45PM. The Key To Time season will
      return March 27th.

      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 "The Mind Of Evil" ep 6 of 6
      The Brigadier stages a rescue at the jail. The Master's plans to use
      the Keller Machine come to a head. No 1AM episode this week.
      Sat 10:30PM MST "The Claws Of Axos" eps 2,3,+4 of 4
      Early start time to finish Claws before pledge season. The 3rd
      Doctor and Jo fear that the Axons are planning to feed on Earth
      rather than feed Earth. But the world's governments are all smiley
      happy people at the prospect of Axon science. The Doctor may wind up
      with an unlikely ally - The Master. Doctor Who is pre-empted next
      week by pledge drives. Since KBDI only lists two weeks in advance
      these days instead of a full month, Doctor Who's return date is TBA.

      KUED/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
      analog 7 digital 7-1 (42-1), 18-1 (18-1), 19-1 (19-1)
      Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982 Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
      Sat 11:30PM MST "Time-Flight" pt 4 of 4
      The Xerons must decide whether to follow the Master or help the 5th
      Doctor return the humans to the present day. March schedule not yet

      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 War Machines" eps 1+2 of 4
      The 1st Doctor and Dodo investigate a scientific breakthrough - the
      ability for computers to communicate with each other. The chief
      computer may have developed its own intelligence and a desire for
      mind control. Next week Doctor Who will only air at 12:30AM due to
      pledge drives.

      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
      Patrick Troughton special airs April 3.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2004.
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