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This Week In Doctor Who - March 3, 2004

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    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - March 3, 2004 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 7, No 9 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - March 3, 2004
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 7, No 9

      It's March. Pledge season for most US public TV stations, so since
      Doctor Who is not a big fund-raising tool these days, most of the
      stations that do still run it will shove it aside for pledge
      specials. The only station that seems to be using Doctor Who to
      raise money this time is Iowa Public TV, which will air the BBV
      documentary "The Doctors" on March 13. Probably the situation will
      change a bit when the new series makes it to the USA. If it winds up
      anywhere except being syndicated to public TV stations, pledge
      drives will not be a factor. Should the new series be offered to
      public TV stations, it'd be new programming that they'd probably
      showcase in such seasons, like in the 1980s. The TARDIS mug, the
      TARDIS car sun shield, PBS program directors wearing hideously bad
      Tom Baker scarves, movie format double features that ran all
      afternoon - memories.

      Still trying to verify the continued existence of the following low-
      power repeaters of Doctor Who affiliates. If anyone who works at the
      stations knows the current status, I'd appreciate the info:
      W59AU 59 Utica, NY - repeater of WCNY 24 Syracuse, NY
      K65BU 65 Gray's River, WA - repeater of KBTC 28 Tacoma, WA
      K32EO 32 Colorado Springs, CO - repeater of KBDI 12 Denver, CO

      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.

      The US Sci-Fi Channel will repeat the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie with
      Paul McGann late Sunday April 11 (early Monday April 12) at 3AM EDT.
      Mark your calendars.

      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
      March 1 show - Frazer Hines was the guest. Should be online at the
      American Who website in the next few days. Next episode airs as hour
      4 of Sci-Fi Overdrive on March 15th. The interview scheduled with
      Mal Young for that date has been canceled. Previous shows:
      Joey interviews India Fisher (Charley in the Big Finish 8th Doctor
      audio dramas), recorded at the 2003 Chicago TARDIS convention. The
      following American Who episode will air early on March 1st.
      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 - News and comment. Hour 2 - Thomas Vitale, programming high
      muckity-muck at the Sci-Fi Channel to discuss the new Sci-Fi
      Thursday, particularly Tripping The Rift and the controversial Mad,
      Mad House. Also Stuart Goldman of "Sky and Telescope". Hour 3 -
      Virginia Hey - Zhaan on "Farscape" and Warrior Woman of "Mad Max
      II". Hour 4 - Roland Poindexter - high muckity-muck of action-
      adventure properties for Warner Bros. animation.



      UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Sat 7:05-9AM GMT "Revenge Of The Cybermen" movie
      Fresh off their adventure with the (alien menace whose stories can't
      be shown on TV at the moment), the 4th Doctor, Sarah, and Harry use
      the Time Ring to return to Nerva in search of the TARDIS. A space
      plague is killing off the crew of the station. The Doctor doesn't
      believe it. And a lonely spaceship approaches the station with a
      crew intent on waging one last blow for an enemy believed wiped out.
      Sun 7:05-9AM GMT "Terror Of The Zygons" movie
      Loch Ness. Scotland. Earth. U*N*I*T is searching for the
      person/persons/aliens responsible for the sinking of oil rigs (and
      their operators). As the 4th Doctor investigates, Harry learns that
      shape-changing Zygons may play a role in the affair. Special
      appearance by the Loch Ness Monster.

      UK Gold + 1
      Sat 8:05-10AM GMT "Revenge Of The Cybermen" movie
      Sun 8:05-10AM GMT "Terror Of The Zygons" movie


      SA Sci-Fi Channel http://uk.scifi.com
      Mon 11:05AM "SF:UK - Trips Through Time And Space"
      Matthew De Abaitua looks at 60s Sci-Fi, particularly Doctor Who. Who
      spiked his adventures with LSD?


      ABC http://www.varos.net/drwho/ http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thu 6:07PM "The Krotons" ep 4 of 4
      The Krotons prepare to blast off and absorb (destroy) all the Gonds.
      Mon 6:07PM "The Seeds Of Death" ep 1 of 6
      Tue 6:07PM "The Seeds Of Death" ep 2 of 6
      Wed 6:04PM "The Seeds Of Death" ep 3 of 6
      The Ice Warriors (previously seen in the story The Ice Warriors,
      well they would have been seen in that story if someone hadn't
      lost/destroyed episodes 2+3 - never-mind) begin an elaborate plot to
      conquer 21st Century Earth using the T-Mat service, the modern means
      of Earth-Moon transportation. The 2nd Doctor and friends must find
      an alternate way to get to the Moon before the Earth is doomed.


      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 "Mawdryn Undead" pts 3+4 of 4
      First time on BBC Kids. Mawdryn makes the 5th Doctor an offer he
      can't refuse. The Black Guardian fears that with two time zones in
      flux, different versions of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart could meet,
      causing a different cataclysm to the one he has in mind.
      Thu "Terminus" pts 1+2 of 4
      Fri "Terminus" pts 3+4 of 4
      First time on BBC Kids. Turlough remains an only partially willing
      operative for the Black Guardian. Sabotage forces the TARDIS crew to
      abandon ship, leading the 5th Doctor to the centre of the Universe
      and Nyssa to a dangerous medical treatment for Lazar's Disease, the
      hot leprosy equivalent of that era in time.
      Sat "Black Orchid" both pts
      Murder, a madman, and a family secret lead the 5th Doctor into
      something very much like an Agatha Christie novel, with the Doctor
      as prime suspect when the bodies pop up. Includes a cricket match,
      for fans of that sport.
      Sun "Time-Flight" all 4 pts
      Shell-shocked after recent events, the 5th Doctor and company make
      it back to Earth just in time to deal with the disappearance of
      Concordes. Tegan must make a choice on her future.
      Mon "Enlightenment" pts 1+2 of 4
      Tue "Enlightenment" pts 3+4 of 4
      First time on BBC Kids. The Black Guardian manipulates events again.
      A space race is disrupted by a plot to kill the competitors and the
      arrival of the 5th Doctor. A most unlikely suitor tries to romance

      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 drive. Next episode airs March 20.

      WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
      analog 24, 59
      digital 24-1 (25-1)
      Pre-empted by pledge drive. 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 3+4
      Betrayed and captured by the Daleks, the 5th Doctor must keep them
      from copying him in a plot to conquer Gallifrey. Meanwhile, Davros
      has his own ideas on thwarting Dalek plans. Turlough finds himself
      trapped among a group of suicidal medics who plan to destroy their
      own ship to stop the Daleks. Is anybody on the Daleks' side? Can
      anyone save them?

      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 Dominators" movie
      (Time approximate after pledge drive.) A world of pacifists find
      their utopia shattered when two warlords crash land and prepare to
      destroy the planet to create a new fuel source. The 2nd Doctor,
      Jamie, and Zoe interfere, much to the unhappiness of the pacifist

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
      analog 48
      digital 48-2 (34-2)
      Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
      Pre-empted by pledge drive. Next episode airs March 20.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital 9 - not on air
      Champaign Dish 12,7407
      Sat 11:30PM CST "Logopolis" pt 2 of 4
      Time approximate after pledge drives. The presence of the Master
      notwithstanding, the 4th Doctor and Adric prepare to head to
      Logopolis to get the TARDIS fixed. The sense of doom deepens.

      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 36,7607 - not available to subscribers
      Pre-empted by pledge drive. The Doctors: 30 Years Of Time Travel And
      Beyond airs March 13.

      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 by pledge drive. Return date 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
      Pre-empted by pledge drive. Doctor Who returns March 20.

      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
      Late Sat 12:30AM PST "The War Machines" eps 3+4 of 4
      7PM airing pre-empted by pledge drive. The 1st Doctor takes control
      of the military operation, working as much as possible to keep them
      out of the way while he battles WOTAN. Will the world's smartest
      computer conquer the Earth? Next week - the 2nd Doctor's era begins.
      And you can thank the 108 missing episodes for that.

      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
      April 3 - Patrick Troughton special.

      US Sci-Fi Channel http://www.scifi.com
      "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      East Coast & Satellite Feed - Late Sun Apr 11 3AM EDT (2AM CDT, 1AM
      MDT, Mid PDT, 11PM Alaska, 9PM Hawaii)
      West Coast Feed - Late Sun Apr 11 3AM PDT (4AM MDT, 2AM Alaska, Mid
      Hawaii, 5AM CDT, 5AM EST)

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2004.
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