This Week In Doctor Who - March 17, 2004
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - March 17, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 11
Since 1998, the weekly guide to known Doctor Who TV/radio/online
Iowa Public TV http://www.iptv.org reportedly made their fund
raising goal and more last Saturday during their broadcast of the
BBV Documentary "The Doctors". Congratulations to Iowan (and nearby)
For anyone surprised by ABC Australia skipping The War Games to go
to Spearhead From Space and the colour era of Doctor Who, there was
a Dalek cameo in episode 10. The Terry Nation contract still being
renegotiated covers Terry Nation stories and Dalek appearances after
The Chase. ABC would have had to excise the Dalek scene to screen
UKTV in Australia isn't airing Doctor Who right now, but the next
time they do viewers will have additional chances to see the
episodes that air. Foxtel's digital service is adding time-shifted
versions of various channels (including UKTV). UKTV will spawn UKTV
+ 2. UKTV in Australia most recently aired Doctor Who in a best of
run in October/November 2003.
Advance notice - the US Sci-Fi Channel will encore the 1996 Doctor
Who TV Movie late Sunday/early Monday April 11/12 at 3AM Eastern
Time on the East Coast/Satellite Feed and 3AM Pacific Time on the
West Coast Feed.
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
Next new episode airs March 29. Currently online:
Davies. Cornell. Gattis. Shearman. Moffatt. The writers for the new
Doctor Who series have been announced. Charles Martin and Joey
discuss the new writers and what we know/don't know about the return
of Doctor Who.
Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon in the 2nd Doctor stories) remembers
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.
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
Schedule not yet announced at publication time.
UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Sat 7-9AM GMT "The Brain Of Morbius" movie
The Android Invasion will not be seen, due to the expiration of the
current contract for Terry Nation stories. After dealing with that
matter which you won't see, the 4th Doctor and Sarah arrive on a
desolate planet where the brain of a Time Lord traitor is preserved,
kept alive in hopes of being restored to a body.
Sunday - pre-empted for special programming
UK Gold + 1
Sat 8-10AM GMT "The Brain Of Morbius" movie
ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv http://www.varos.net/drwho/
Thu 6:05PM "Spearhead From Space" ep 2 of 4
Mon 6:05PM "Spearhead From Space" ep 3 of 4
Tue 6:04PM "Spearhead From Space" ep 4 of 4
The 1st colour story sees the new 3rd Doctor (Jon Pertwee) teaming
up with U*N*I*T to stop the Nestene Intelligence from using plastic
to wipe out humanity.
Wed 6:05PM "Doctor Who and the Silurians" ep 1 of 7
Black & white version. Power losses and mental breakdowns at an
experimental nuclear station brings the 3rd Doctor and U*N*I*T to
investigate. Are there monsters in the caves?
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 "Frontios" pts 3+4 of 4
First time on BBC Kids. The underground Tractators continue
burrowing and plotting to kill off the last humans at the end of
time. Turlough's memory may be needed to save the day.
Thu "Planet Of Fire" pts 1+2 of 4
Fri "Planet Of Fire" pts 3+4 of 4
First time on BBC Kids. Following the events of Resurrection Of The
Daleks (unavailable due to the Terry Nation contract negotiations),
the 5th Doctor and Turlough are drawn into the mystery of a dying
world that faces manipulation by the Master. Introduces Nicola
Bryant as Peri.
Sat "Snakedance" all 4 pts
The return of the Mara. Tegan's in danger and may become a danger
should the Mara resurface. The answers lie on the world the Mara was
banished from 500 years ago.
Sun "Mawdryn Undead" all 4 pts
When the Doctor disposed of The Key To Time, he thwarted the plans
of the evil Black Guardian. The Black Guardian swore revenge. Now he
means to take it. The TARDIS crew find themselves split between 1977
and 1983. The common link - Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.
Mon "The Caves Of Androzani" pts 1+2 of 4
Tue "The Caves Of Androzani" pts 3+4 of 4
First time on BBC Kids. The final chapter in the 5th Doctor saga.
Gun runners, androids, a maniacal military, an evil politician, and
the sinister Sharaz Jek all come together to give the Doctor a
challenge he may not be able to outwit.
On Wednesday, March 24, BBC Kids returns to the start of the Peter
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 11PM EST "Pyramids Of Mars" pt 2 of 4
Professor Scarman has returned to his estate to take charge. Well,
his reanimated body has returned to his estate to take charge.
Sutekh wants to return to Earth as the first stop on his reign of
NHPTV does not have a schedule listed for the evening in question.
Zap2it.com indicates that viewer chosen programming will air. Next
week's listings for both NHPTV and Zap2it indicate that part 3 of
Pyramids will air then. If so, then either episode 2 airs here,
aired previously without notice, or will not be airing.
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
analog 24, 59
digital 24-1 (25-1)
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Doctor Who returns 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 3+4 of 4
See BBC Kids for details.
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 Krotons" movie
Time approximate after pledge drive. Peaceful robots find their
efforts to escape the primitive planet of the Gonds threatened by a
meddlesome Doctor and his companions Jamie and Zoe. The Doctor seems
to think that channeling the intelligence of primitive natives and
testing/eliminating the smartest ones to serve the higher needs of
Kroton-kind is evil. The nerve of him - meddling in our robotic
business. He must be eliminated.
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Sat 11PM EST "The Curse Of Fenric" pts 3+4 of 4
Fenric is unleashed, bringing vampires and mass death to the
village. Fenric wants to finish a chess game with the 7th Doctor - a
game that may determine whether humanity lives on or ceases to exist
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Doctor Who returns March 27.
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
Pre-empted by pledge drive. 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.
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
Sat 11:30PM MST "Arc Of Infinity" pt 1 of 4
A breach between dimensions allows a mysterious being to merge with
the 5th Doctor's identity, bringing the Doctor's loyalties under
suspicion by the Time Lords.
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 Tomb Of The Cybermen" eps 3+4 of 4
The Cybermen emerge from their tombs, weak but desirous of resuming
their conquering ways. If allowed to escape Telos, the galaxy may be
in danger once again. Featuring Patrick Troughton as the 2nd Doctor.
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
Patrick Troughton special April 3.
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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