This Week In Doctor Who - April 28, 2004
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - April 28, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 17
The weekly guide to known Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org is airing a Doctor Who
pledge drive on May 15 from 8PM to Midnight. The second half of
Vengeance On Varos and all of The Two Doctors will be included.
Thanks to Xanta and others for the news.
Upcoming airings of Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D. on Showtime
Greats in Australia:
All airings Australian Eastern Standard Time:
Late Tuesday 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
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 SECOND 40 YEARS:
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
First broadcaster - BBC One
45 minute episodes
"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 episode May 3 at 5AM EDT. Existing episodes:
Doctor Who news and an interview with Colin Baker.
Two Hour Easter Special Edition. An extended interview with Barry
Letts, along with a few surprises. Barry discusses being producer
from 1970 to 1974, casting Tom Baker, being executive producer, and
Arnold T. Blumberg discusses the casting of Christopher Eccleston as
Charles Martin discusses the writers for the new series.
Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon in the 2nd Doctor stories) remembers
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
Hour 1 - news & comment. Hour 2 - news & comment/Hugo Nominations.
Hour 3 - Donna Shirley, Director of Science Fiction Museum & Hall Of
Fame. Hour 4 - Maurice LaMarche (Tipping The Rift) and the producers
of Scare Tactics - rerun.
THE FIRST 40 YEARS:
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Pre-empted for another Carry On movie marathon. Doctor Who returns
UKTV Gold + 1
Pre-empted on a one hour delay.
ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv http://www.varos.net/drwho/
Thursday 6:04PM "Terror Of The Autons" ep 1 of 4
Monday 6:04PM "Terror Of The Autons" ep 2 of 4
Tuesday 6:06PM "Terror Of The Autons" ep 3 of 4
Wednesday 6:06PM "Terror Of The Autons" ep 4 of 4
Series 8, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The Master, an
old rival of the Doctor, comes to Earth and allies with the Autons
in hopes of conquest. This sounds like the beginning of a beautiful
rivalry. With Roger Delgado as The Master, Katy Manning as Jo Grant,
and Richard Franklin as Capt. Mike Yates. ABC will not air
colourized material (regardless of the circumstance) at this time,
so these episodes are in black & white.
Showtime Greats http://www.showtimeaustralia.com/flash.html
Late Tuesday 12:10AM AEST "Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D." 1966
Remake of "The Dalek Invasion Of Earth". Dr. Who's eccentric TARDIS
takes his family (and a dazed policeman) to Earth in the 22nd
Century, when the Daleks have conquered humanity. Showtime Greats
will air the movie several times this month.
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 "Frontios" pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday "Frontios" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 21, Episodes 7 through 10. Doctor: Peter Davison. At the end
of the universe, the 5th Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough find the
survivors of humanity cowering in caves, facing meteor storms from
above and body snatching from below.
Friday "Planet Of Fire" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 21, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Perpeguillium Brown's vacation takes a downward turn when her
stepdad takes her money, she gets inadvertently shanghaied by
aliens, and a psycho robot impersonates both her stepfather and an
evil bearded man who insists on being called Master.
Saturday "Kinda" all 4 pts
Series 19, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison. Nyssa's
recuperation leaves the 5th Doctor, Tegan, and Adric without their
sensitive mediator when they finally land on a planet where one
would do them some good. The human colonists are cracking up, the
natives seem perpetually cracked, and a sinister force plans to
conquer the planet through the mind of Tegan.
Sunday "The Visitation" all 4 pts
Series 19, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison. The TARDIS
makes it to Heathrow Airport in time for Tegan's flight. Well, about
317 years early, give or take an hour. Three Terrileptils have taken
over the minds of villagers, setting the stage for an invasion force.
Monday "Planet Of Fire" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 21, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison. Kamelion
and Turlough make fateful choices regarding their futures.
Meanwhile, the planet Sarn hangs on the brink of destruction.
Tuesday "The Caves Of Androzani" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 21, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison. The 5th
Doctor and Peri land on another unstable planet, where gun runners
battle androids in a grudge fight over the precious mineral Spectrox.
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
Saturday 11PM EDT "The Android Invasion" pt 3 of 4
Series 13, Episode 15. Doctor: Tom Baker. The 4th Doctor tries to
find the real Sarah and the real Earth before the Kraals can
eliminate both. The Kraals prepare their invasion force.
Pre-empted by auction next two weeks. The Android Invasion concludes
May 22nd at Midnight.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EDT "Attack Of The Cybermen" 4 ep version, pts 3+4
Series 22, Episodes 2a through 2b. Doctor: Colin Baker. The 6th
Doctor and company travel to Telos, current base of the Cybermen.
The Cybermen plan to conquer time with a stolen timeship and the
Doctor's TARDIS. But they haven't bargained on the machinations of
Commander Lytton. And coming May 15th - a Doctor Who pledge marathon
from 8PM to Midnight.
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 Ambassadors Of Death" movie
Series 7, Episodes 12 through 18. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The black &
white version. The 3rd Doctor and U*N*I*T help the British space
program. Contact with astronauts returning to Earth has been lost.
Evidence of an alien threat is being leaked. The Doctor smells a
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Pre-empted by auction. Doctor Who returns on May 8 with the
conclusion of The Tomb Of The Cybermen.
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CDT "Four To Doomsday" pt 1 of 4
Series 19, Episode 5. Doctor: Peter Davison. The 5th Doctor and
company arrive on a spaceship run by a super-intelligent race of
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 Power Of Kroll" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 16, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker. Kroll has been
awakened, and he's both angry & hungry. Will the refinery make a
tasty snack? Is the Doctor indigestible?
KBDI Denver, CO http://www.kbdi.org
digital 12-1 (38-1)
Denver DirecTV 12,910
Denver Dish 12,8211
Late Friday 12:30AM MDT "Colony In Space" eps 5+6 of 6
Series 8, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The Master
plans to steal the Doomsday Machine, while the IMC miners hope to
eliminate all the farmers.
Saturday 10:30PM MDT "The Daemons" eps 1,2,+3 of 5
Series 8, Episodes 21 through 23. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Early start
time. A white witch's prophecies of doom are ignored until the
Devil's End mound is opened, revealing a Demon, magic, and the
Master. Could be color or black & white - both versions are
available to stations. Episode 1 features a reference to BBC 3,
which would not officially exist until 2003.
KUED/KUEW-DT/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/St. George/Richfield, UT
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 "Snakedance" pt 3 of 4
Series 20, Episode 7. Doctor: Peter Davison. The 5th Doctor finds
himself prime suspect of the government - as usual.
KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA http://www.kbtc.org
digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
Seattle DirecTV 28,910
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Saturday 7PM + 12:30AM PDT "The Krotons" eps 3+4 of 4
Series 6, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Patrick Troughton. The 2nd
Doctor and Zoe impersonate Gonds to infiltrate the palace of the
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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