This Week In Doctor Who - April 10, 2004
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - March 10, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 10
Doctor Who Magazine had big news in its latest edition - telesnaps
of episodes 1,2,3,5,6,+7 of the first season story Marco Polo have
turned up. These photos give an extensive look into how the episodes
looked. Details at http://www.gallifreyone.com , and all over the
net by now.
Iowa Public TV http://www.iptv.org is airing the BBV documentary The
Doctors as a pledge special this weekend. People who can't tune in
Saturday night can visit IPTV's website to see how to pledge online.
Maryland Public TV http://www.mpt.org is planning a Viewers Choice
week from Monday, April 26 to Friday, April 30. On the website you
can vote from their choices for shows to air during the week, or you
can write in programs. Doctor Who is not among the regular choices
on the site, so if people want to voice support for Who airing in
that week they'll have to write in. Obviously, they only want to
hear from people who can actually see MPT.
If you're in Australia, you probably heard this already, but The War
Games will not air on ABC next week. Copyright issues regarding
Dalek appearances in stories after The Chase. Since the Dalek scene
in episode 10 was not excised, the story could not air.
Trying to update my information. Are these repeaters still on the
air? Have they moved? Were they eaten by Drashigs?
W59AU 59 Utica, NY - from WCNY 24 Syracuse, NY
K65BU 65 Gray's River, WA - from KBTC 28 Tacoma, WA
K32EO 32 Colorado Springs, CO - from KBDI 12 Denver, CO
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" - 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)
Charles Martin discusses the selection of the writers for the new
Doctor Who series. Should be offered online a few days after the
initial airing. Next episode airs early March 29.
Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon in the 2nd Doctor's era) is the guest
in an episode remembering the life of Patrick Troughton.
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. The Gallifrey One convention and other topics are
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 and Comment. Hour 2 - Dr. Phil Plait, the "Bad
Astronomer". Hour 3 - Robert Hogg from NASA's jet propulsion
laboratory. Hour 4 - American Who, topic Charles Martin.
UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Sat 7-9AM GMT "Planet Of Evil" movie
A scientific expedition to find a new source of energy for the
Morestran people disappears, leading a rescue ship and the 4th
Doctor into a fight to survive against the power of anti-matter.
Sun 7-9AM GMT "Pyramids Of Mars" movie
Sutekh, last of the Osirans, sits imprisoned on the planet Mars,
trapped forever by his compatriots to end his reign of death and
destruction. In the year 1911, Sutekh finds a way to contact Earth
and prepare the way for his escape. The 4th Doctor and Sarah must
keep Sutekh from getting free, or the present and future will be
UK Gold + 1
Sat 8-10AM GMT "Planet Of Evil" movie
Sun 8-10AM GMT "Pyramids Of Mars" movie
ABC http://www.varos.net/drwho/ http://www.abc.net.au/tv
Thu 6:04PM "The Seeds Of Death" ep 4 of 6
Mon 6:04PM "The Seeds Of Death" ep 5 of 6
Tue 6:04PM "The Seeds Of Death" ep 6 of 6
The Ice Warriors plan to destroy the atmosphere of Earth, which
would still leave it habitable for their invasion fleet. The 2nd
Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe work at the moonbase to try to end this cold
war once and for all.
Wed 6:05PM "Spearhead From Space" ep 1 of 4
Due to copyright issues regarding Dalek appearances in stories later
than The Chase, the 10 episode finale of the 2nd Doctor (The War
Games) will not air on ABC at this time. The Daleks had a cameo in
episode 10, and ABC chose not to edit the episode. Instead, the 3rd
Doctor's era begins with the first ever colour episode. Brigadier
Lethbridge-Stewart of U*N*I*T is investigates unusual meteor
showers. In one such shower, a familiar-looking Police Telephone Box
turns up. But the occupant doesn't look at all like the man the
Brigadier remembers - The Doctor.
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 King's Demons" both pts
First time on BBC Kids. The 5th Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough are
welcomed lovingly as demons by King John of England. Someone wants
to keep the King from signing the Magna Carta.
Thu "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 1+2 of 4
Fri "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 3+4 of 4
First time on BBC Kids. In the 20th Century, groups of Silurians and
Sea Devils awakened from long hibernation. Each time, the 3rd Doctor
tried to broker peace with humanity, and each time, the reptilian
species chose to wipe out humanity, and failed. The world thought
both species were extinct. But in 2084, it turns out both species
are very much alive, and eager for revenge. The 5th Doctor finds
himself with one final chance to try for peace. Are the Silurians
and Sea Devils worth it? Are the humans on the seabase under attack
worth saving if peace is impossible? And what has everyone been
Sat "Arc Of Infinity" all 4 pts
The 5th Doctor finds his identity cloned by a famous Time Lord who
wants to return to our dimension - with tragic results. In other
matters, Tegan discovers what happened to her disreputable cousin
Colin. Guest starring Colin Baker, 2 seasons before he took over as
Sunday - non-BBC and mostly non-kids movies in a marathon all day -
no Doctor Who
Mon "The Awakening" both pts
First time on BBC Kids. The quest for Tegan's grandfather brings the
TARDIS to the village of Little Hobcombe, where war games seem
determined to bring the violence and death of 1643 to the
tranquility of 1984.
Tue "Frontios" pts 1+2 of 4
First time on BBC Kids. At the end of known history, the TARDIS
travels farther than the Time Lords permit, leaving the 5th Doctor
trapped on a planet he's not allowed to visit interfering in human
matters he can't interfere in.
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
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Sat 11PM EST "Planet Of Fire" pts 1+2 of 4
Turlough finds himself working to mislead the 5th Doctor, keeping
him from interpreting alien artefacts on Earth that Turlough
recognizes all too well. Introducing Nicola Bryant as Peri.
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 Mind Robber" movie
(Time approximate after pledge drive.) An emergency trip outside
time and space leaves the TARDIS out of sorts and the 2nd Doctor in
a realm where fantasy becomes reality, literature is interactive,
and you can write the future.
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
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
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Sat 11:30PM CST "Logopolis" pt 3 of 4
The 4th Doctor and the TARDIS have been shrunk by the Master's
manipulation of the math of Logopolis. The Doctor must be saved
before Logopolis is doomed. Pre-empted by pledge drive next week.
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 11:45PM CST "The Doctors: 30 Years Of Time Travel And Beyond"
BBV documentary special
As part of IPTV's pledge season (Festival), this documentary from
BBV filled with interviews of te cast and crew of Doctor Who airs.
Pre-empted by pledge drive next week. Doctor Who returns March 27.
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. Next episode TBA.
KUED/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
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
digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
Seattle DirecTV 28,910
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Sat 7PM PST "The Tomb Of The Cybermen" eps 1+2 of 4
12:30AM repeat pre-empted by pledge drives. Welcome to the 2nd
Doctor's era. An archaeological dig, a long dead foe, and tiny
cybernetic creatures herald the return of the Cybermen in this
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
April 3 - Patrick Troughton special.
US Sci-Fi Channel http://www.scifi.com
Late Sunday April 11 - "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
3AM EDT East Feed, 3AM PDT West Feed
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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