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This Week In Doctor Who - April 7, 2004

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - April 7, 2004 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 7, No 14 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 7, 2004
      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - April 7, 2004
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 7, No 14

      A quiet week in the Doctor Who TV world, 39 weeks away from the year
      2005. Most of us in the US get a rare chance to see Doctor Who on TV
      this week - the Sci-Fi Channel http://www.scifi.com is repeating the
      1996 TV Movie early Monday morning at 3AM Eastern (3AM Pacific West
      Feed). American Who's live feed on the Business Talk Radio network
      starts at 4AM Eastern instead of 5AM, so if you listen online or
      have an actual BTR affiliate where you live you could watch one
      Doctor Who broadcast on TV and listen to another on the radio at the
      same time, at least in the Eastern part of the US. On the other
      hand, UK Doctor Who fans wind up Wholess this weekend so UKTV Gold
      can air a Carry On movie marathon (they'll be doing this again on 1
      and 2 May).

      Upcoming airings of Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D. on Showtime
      Greats in Australia (times corrected from last week - Showtime's
      website isn't helpful):
      All airings Australian Eastern Standard Time:
      Late Monday 4 May - 12:10AM
      Early Sunday 9 May - 4:45AM
      Late Wednesday 12 May - 3:05AM
      Early Saturday 22 May - 5:25AM
      Late Monday 24 May - 2AM

      From 1998 to 2003, WQED/WQEX 13,16 in Pittsburgh, PA aired Doctor
      Who on Saturday nights. Since 1997, WQEX has been a full time
      simulcast of WQED, even though they broadcast in the same city with
      virtually identically broadcast range. This week, WQED finally
      announced that the simulcast will end. WQEX will be leased out to
      the America's Store home shopping channel, with selected WQED and
      PBS kids programming airing as well. For those who were still

      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:


      Doctor: Christopher Eccleston
      Rose Tyler: TBA
      Written by: Russell T. Davies (8 episodes), Steven Moffatt (2
      episodes), Paul Cornell (1 episode), Rob Shearman (1 episode), Mark
      Gattiss (1 episode)
      Original Aspect Ratio: 16:9
      Premieres: 2005 (date TBA)
      Total episodes for first series: 13
      45 minute episodes


      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
      Monday 4AM EDT (1AM PDT, 9AM BST, 6PM AEST)
      http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/041204.mp3 (not yet online)
      http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/041205.mp3 (not yet online)
      NBC supersized Friends, Coupling, Will and Grace, Scrubs, and Good
      Morning Miami. CBS supersized Everybody Loves Raymond and Survivor.
      Now Joey Donovan presents a supersized American Who for Easter
      Monday. Begins an hour early than normal during the Sci-Fi Overdrive
      show, so stations that leave Sci-Fi Overdrive after hour 3 will be
      airing American Who for the first time. Features a supersized
      interview with Barry Letts, originally planned for March 29. Barry
      remembers being producer of Doctor Who from 1970 to 1974, and being
      the only executive producer in the run of the show (1980 to 1981),
      among other things. Also, a special surprise has been promised for
      listeners in the first hour of the show.
      Arnold T. Blumberg discusses the casting of Christopher Eccleston as
      The Doctor.
      Charles Martin discusses the writers for the new series.
      Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon in the 2nd Doctor stories) remembers
      Patrick Troughton.
      Joey interviews India Fisher (Charley in the Big Finish 8th Doctor
      audio dramas), recorded at the 2003 Chicago TARDIS convention.

      Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com
      on Business Talk Network http://www.businesstalkradio.net
      Late Sun/Early Mon 2-6AM EDT (11PM-3AM PDT, 7-11AM BST, 4-8PM AEST)
      Live Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
      Easter vacation brings reruns and a feature length Doctor Who
      special. Hour 1 - the people behind Tripping The Rift and Scare
      Tactics. Hour 2 - the unforgettable Vic Mizzy, composer behind the
      tunes to The Addams Family and Green Acres. Hours 3+4 - firstrun
      American Who special - see above.



      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Doctor Who takes Easter Weekend off for a marathon of Carry On
      movies. Doctor Who returns on 17 April. But The Face Of Evil is
      being skipped ...

      UKTV Gold + 1
      Whither UKTV Gold goeth, UKTV Gold +1 goeth also.


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv http://www.varos.net/drwho/
      Thursday 6:04PM "The Ambassadors Of Death" ep 3 of 7
      Monday 6:04PM "The Ambassadors Of Death" ep 4 of 7
      Tuesday 6:05PM "The Ambassadors Of Death" ep 5 of 7
      Wednesday 6:04PM "The Ambassadors Of Death" ep 6 of 7
      Series 7, Episodes 14 through 17. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Black & White
      version. The 3rd Doctor doesn't think that the astronauts really
      returned to Earth. In that case, who did? And why are people
      prepared to kill to keep the men in spacesuits isolated from the
      space agency and the Doctor? Murder, deception, kidnaping, and a
      doomed space launch highlight four classic taut episodes of the
      early Jon Pertwee era.


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      7 Days A Week 1 + 3:30AM EST (10PM + 12:30AM PST) - 2 episodes
      weekdays, full stories weekends) (EDT and PDT from Sunday)
      Wednesday "Timeflight" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 19, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Peter Davison. The Master
      hopes to revitalize his TARDIS and resume his adventures in Time and
      Space. Alas, this would involve enslaving an entire race forever.
      Hang on a minute - the Master doesn't mind doing that. No problems
      at all, then.
      Thursday "Arc Of Infinity" pts 1+2 of 4
      Friday "Arc Of Infinity" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 20, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Peter Davison. The 5th
      Doctor suffers from interdimensional identity theft. An anti-matter
      being wants to cross over into the regular universe and live as the
      Doctor. Trouble ensues.
      Saturday "The Awakening" both pts
      Series 21, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Peter Davison. The quest
      for Tegan's grandfather brings the 5th Doctor to the village of
      Little Hobcombe, where preparations for War Games make people
      unusually agitated. Almost like an Emma Peel Avengers episode, if
      real aliens had shown up and messed with time.
      Sun "Frontios" all 4 pts
      Series 21, Episodes 7 through 10. Doctor: Peter Davison. At the end
      of history, humans struggle to survive on a hostile world. Meteors
      attack with surprising frequency from the sky. The ground eats them
      alive. Turlough may know why it's happening.
      Monday "Snakedance" pts 1+2 of 4
      Tuesday "Snakedance" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 20, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison. The Mara
      invades Tegan's mind again, leaving Tegan in agony and the Doctor in
      a race against time to save his companion and an arrogant, decadent

      US Sci-Fi Channel http://www.scifi.com
      Late Sunday "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      3AM EDT East Feed, 3AM PDT West Feed
      Returning the Master's remains to Gallifrey, the Doctor (Sylvester
      McCoy) suddenly faces a timing malfunction in the TARDIS. The Master
      has caused a crash-landing on Earth, where events will bring about a
      new Doctor (Paul McGann), a new companion (Daphne Ashbrook), and a
      24 hour countdown to the end of the world. Set in the near future of
      December 31, 1999, Doctor Who tried to bring the sci-fi classic to a
      new generation of American audiences. Alas, the ratings were high
      everywhere *except* the US.

      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 special. Doctor Who returns April 17.

      WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
      analog 35
      digital 35-1 (34-1)
      Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
      Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
      Saturday 11PM EDT "The Twin Dilemma" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 21, Episodes 23 through 24. Doctor: Colin Baker. Several
      years ago, WYBE tried to air the Colin Baker episodes of Doctor Who.
      Unfortunately, there was a contract renewal in process at the time,
      and Colin Baker stories couldn't air in the US. (Usually we never
      hear about contract renewals as the episodes that need renewing at a
      given moment aren't ones that are about to air anywhere.) WYBE
      apparently didn't realize this and managed to air most of the Colin
      Baker episodes (sometimes labeled as Sylvester McCoy episodes).
      Well, Colin's back, and he's legal. Regeneration leaves the Doctor
      in a psychotic state, endangering Peri's life and utterly confusing
      a space policeman investigating the disappearance of twins.

      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 Saturday Mid EDT "The War Games" movie, pt 2 of 2
      Series 6, Episodes 40 through 44. Doctor: Pat Troughton. The 2nd
      Doctor and the black & white era go out with a bang. A race bent on
      galactic conquest is using primitive TARDISes to bring together
      humans from the history of Earth. A fighting force is to be trained.
      The Doctor can stop the plot, but can he get everyone home?

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
      analog 48
      digital 48-2 (34-2)
      Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
      Saturday 11PM EDT "Survival" pt 3 of 3
      Series 26, Episode 14. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy. In the final episode
      of the original series, everyone returns to Perivale. Ace may never
      be the same, and the Master certainly has a new outlook on death.
      Next week is listed as Patrick Troughton episodes - exact episodes
      not indicated on WCET's website or on zap2it's listings.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital 9 - not on air
      Champaign Dish 12,7407
      Saturday 11:40PM CDT "Castrovalva" pt 2 of 4
      Series 19, Episode 2. Doctor: Peter Davison. In search of healing
      for the Doctor, the TARDIS travels to the paradise of Castrovalva.
      Naturally, the Doctor runs into a hunting party.

      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
      Saturday 11:35PM CDT "The Androids Of Tara" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 16, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Tom Baker. Ok, this time
      the Doctor and Romana really have arrived on Tara. There really will
      be a Taran Beast. Count Grendel will have the best looking mustache
      of the season. And Romana really will see double. Get real with the
      Doctor on IPTV.

      KBDI Denver, CO http://www.kbdi.org
      analog 12
      digital 12-1 (38-1)
      Denver DirecTV 12,910
      Denver Dish 12,8211
      Late Friday 12:30AM MDT "Colony In Space" eps 1+2 of 6
      Saturday 11PM MDT "Colony In Space" eps 3+4 of 6
      Series 8, Episodes 15 through 18. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The TARDIS
      travels through time and space for the first time in two years.
      Alas, the Time Lords are in control, manipulating the Doctor and Jo
      into the middle of a battle between farmers and miners on a disputed
      planet. Somebody in the dispute has the knowledge of a Doomsday
      Weapon. If discovered, the weapon's power could be cataclysmic.

      KUED/KUEW-DT/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/St. George/Richfield, UT
      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
      Saturday 11:30PM MDT "Arc Of Infinity" pt 4 of 4
      Series 20, Episode 4. Doctor: Peter Davison. The Time Lords must
      outwit Omega to enable the 5th Doctor to get to Earth. Peter Davison
      in a double role.

      KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA http://www.kbtc.org
      analog 28,15
      digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
      Seattle DirecTV 28,910
      Seattle Dish 28,8620
      Saturday 7PM + 12:30AM PDT "The Mind Robber" eps 1+2 of 5
      Series 6, Episodes 6 through 7. Doctor: Pat Troughton. Escaping a
      lava flow, the Doctor and company find themselves pulled outside of
      time and space into a land of pure imagination.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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