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This Week In Doctor Who - May 5, 2004

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    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - May 5, 2004 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 7, No 18 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - May 5, 2004
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 7, No 18
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
      thisweekindoctorwho-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

      BBC 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7 will encore the Jon Pertwee audio
      drama The Paradise Of Death in the 7th Dimension time slots weekdays
      beginning Monday 17 May. BBC 7 typically airs The Ghosts Of N-Space
      (Pertwee) and Slipback (Colin Baker) shortly after airing Paradise.
      BBC 7 now archives programmes for 6 days after broadcast. Thanks
      David.

      Sky One Mix (sister channel to Sky One) aired Daleks: Invasion Earth
      2150A.D. on Monday 3 May. I take this as evidence that Sky may have
      the rights to air this movie on occasion now (it has aired in recent
      years on Channel 4). A reader of this column who subscribes to
      Digiguide reports that neither Sky One nor Sky One Mix have the
      movie scheduled to air again before the end of June.

      UKTV Gold & UKTV Gold + 1 will pre-empt Doctor Who again on the
      weekend of 29 and 30 May for a 3rd marathon of movies from the Carry
      On series. This would be the third holiday weekend that UKTV Gold
      has pre-empted Doctor Who, and for the same movie series.

      Sky News, one of the major cable/satellite news services in the UK,
      is claiming that the BBC has decided to run the first episode of the
      new Doctor Who series on Christmas Day 2004. The same story is
      featured on Yahoo UK's home page. They site the `Daily Express' as
      their source. No author is listed and the Daily Express' web site
      does not give access to the original report. The story must be
      considered speculation at this time. I wonder what was so much more
      compelling about this story than previous claims to get both Sky
      News and Yahoo to pick it up. For those interested:
      http://uk.news.yahoo.com/040505/140/esspy.html - Yahoo article
      http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30500-13079635,00.html - Sky
      News article

      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 the first two-thirds of The Two Doctors will
      be included.

      Upcoming airings of Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D. on Showtime
      Greats in Australia:
      All airings Australian Eastern Standard Time:
      Early Sunday 9 May - 4:45AM
      Late Wednesday 12 May - 3:05AM
      Early Saturday 22 May - 5:25AM
      Late Monday 24 May - 2AM

      Late night radio listeners recently got a surprise taste of Colin
      Baker. During the second hour of the May 2/3 edition of Sci-Fi
      Overdrive, the tape broke down around 45 minutes into the hour.
      After a bit of silence, Doctor Who music began and the American Who
      interview with Colin Baker began. They broke out of the segment for
      a commercial break, then ran a different segment from that program
      which also got cut off when the hour ended. The network's
      programming ran properly from then onwards. If you're into radio, it
      was a fascinating example of what happens when tape machines melt
      down in the middle of the night.
      http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/050303.mp3 is the link. See
      American Who below to hear the Colin Baker show properly without
      technical glitches.

      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:

      THE SECOND 40 YEARS:

      DOCTOR WHO
      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

      RADIO/INTERNET:

      BBCi http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/shalka
      "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.
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/realtime
      "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 5AM EDT (2AM PDT, 10AM BST, 7PM AEST)
      http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/051005.mp3
      Michael Sheard, guest star in 6 Doctor Who stories from 1966 to
      1989. In November 2003 he went to Chicago TARDIS, where a radio host
      named Joey ran into him ...
      http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/042605.mp3
      A look at Colin Baker, including an interview with the actor
      recorded at the 2003 Chicago TARDIS convention. This is the complete
      version of the program.
      http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/041204.mp3
      http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/041205.mp3
      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
      more.
      http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/032905.mp3
      Arnold T. Blumberg discusses the casting of Christopher Eccleston as
      The Doctor.
      http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/031505.mp3
      Charles Martin discusses the writers for the new series.
      http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/030105.mp3
      Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon in the 2nd Doctor stories) remembers
      Patrick Troughton.

      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 - Sci Fi News & comment. Hours 2+3 - TBA. Hour 4 - American
      Who.

      THE FIRST 40 YEARS:

      UK:

      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Sat 7:10-9AM BST "Image Of The Fendahl" movie
      Series 15, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker. A skull
      manipulates a team of scientists into running a machine that will
      destroy Earth. What does the Doctor know about the skull?
      Sun 7-9AM BST "The Sun Makers" movie
      Series 15, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker. The 4th
      Doctor, Leela, and K9 face a world gone mad in taxes and regulation.
      Can the Doctor rouse humanity to fight back?

      UKTV Gold + 1
      Sat 8:10-10AM BST "Image Of The Fendahl" movie
      Sun 8-10AM BST "The Sun Makers" movie

      AUSTRALIA:

      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv http://www.varos.net/drwho/
      Thursday 6:04PM "The Mind Of Evil" ep 1 of 6
      Monday 6:04PM "The Mind Of Evil" ep 2 of 6
      Tuesday 6:04PM "The Mind Of Evil" ep 3 of 6
      Wednesday 6:04PM "The Mind Of Evil" ep 4 of 6
      Series 8, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Black & white -
      no colour version of this story currently survives. If you happen to
      have The Mind Of Evil in colour, please visit http://www.restoration-
      team.co.uk and e-mail the folks at the BBC. For the rest of us, a
      tense tale where U*N*I*T must dispose of a Nuclear Warhead while
      managing a World Peace Conference. The Doctor won't help - he's busy
      investigating a suspicious new device to cleanse the minds of serial
      killers. It's all connected, of course. Watch and find out how.

      Showtime Greats http://www.showtimeaustralia.com/flash.html
      Early Sunday 4:45AM + Late Wednesday 3:05AM AEDT "Daleks: Invasion
      Earth 2150A.D." 1966 feature film
      Two more chances to see Peter Cushing as Dr. Who in this colour
      remake of The Dalek Invasion Of Earth.

      CANADA/USA:

      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 "The Caves Of Androzani" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 21, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison. End of the
      5th Doctor's era. Dying of spectrox, the Doctor and Peri try to
      escape the fury of Morgus, the lunacy of the troops, the cold death
      of the androids, the tortured love of Sharaz Jek, and the ever-
      present lethal mud bursts.
      Thursday "Castrovalva" pts 1+2 of 4
      Friday "Castrovalva" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 19, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison. The new 5th
      Doctor suffers from regeneration trauma. The TARDIS Index File tells
      of a world called Castrovalva where Time Lords can recuperate. A
      paradise ... of death.
      Saturday "Black Orchid" all 2 pts
      Series 19, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison. A murderer
      gets loose at the Cranleigh manor, spoiling a perfectly nice dinner
      party the 5th Doctor and company are attending.
      Sun "Timeflight" all 4 pts
      Series 19, Episodes 23 through 26. Doctor: Peter Davison. Stunned by
      the events in Earthshock (which was unavailable to BBC Kids), the
      TARDIS crew finally makes it to Heathrow Airport. To save the world,
      they must fly the friendly skies - to 400 Million Years BC.
      Monday "Four To Doomsday" pts 1+2 of 4
      Tuesday "Four To Doomsday" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 19, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison. The froglike
      crew of a spaceship headed for Earth promise to bring peace and
      knowledge. Unfortunately, aliens promising this are usually planning
      to conquer the place, probably wiping out all humanity. Can these
      aliens be different - break the cycle of terror?

      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 auction this week and next. The Android Invasion
      concludes late Saturday May 22 at Midnight.

      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 "Vengeance On Varos" 4 ep version, pts 1+2
      Series 22, Episodes 3a through 3b. Doctor: Colin Baker. The TARDIS
      loses its ability to travel through time and space due to the lack
      of Zeiton 7 ore. To get the ore, the Doctor and Peri land on Varos,
      a prison planet where torture and psychological pain are the basis
      of prime time entertainment. Wheras we just edit it into highlights
      and air it as Fear Factor.
      Next week - 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 "Inferno" movie
      Series 7, Episodes 19 through 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The 3rd
      Doctor shifts between two Earths. On both Earths, Professor
      Stahlmann's team is about to break through the world's crust. What
      will be the consequences if they do? A story where the cliffhangers
      are really important - unless you're watching this movie version and
      the cliffhangers are cut out.

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
      analog 48
      digital 48-2 (34-2)
      Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
      Sat 11PM EDT "The Tomb Of The Cybermen" eps 3+4 of 4
      Series 5, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Pat Troughton. The Cybermen
      are awake, but not yet fully functional. The 2nd Doctor and company
      must neutralize the revived menace before Cyber soldiers and insects
      unleash themselves on the galaxy much more.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital 9 - not on air
      Champaign Dish 12,7407
      Saturday 11:40PM CDT "Four To Doomsday" pt 2 of 4
      Series 19, Episode 6. Doctor: Peter Davison. Monarch befriends
      Adric. Bigon befriends the 5th Doctor. Tegan smells a rat.

      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 Armageddon Factor" pts 1+2 of 6
      Series 16, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Tom Baker. The 4th Doctor
      and Romana come across the grim dark side of interplanetary nuclear
      war.

      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 "The Daemons" eps 1,2,+3 of 5
      Saturday 11PM MDT "The Daemons" eps 4+5 of 5
      Series 8, Episodes 21 through 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. A village is
      cut off from the rest of the world when an archaeological dig
      unleashes an ancient Daemon. This is good news for the village's new
      vicar, a man who looks suspiciously like The Master.

      KUED/KUEW-DT/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/St. George/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
      Saturday 11:30PM MDT "Snakedance" pt 4 of 4
      Series 20, Episode 8. Doctor: Peter Davison. The 5th Doctor risks
      his life in the Snakedance to find the key to save Tegan and the
      corrupt Manussan civilization.

      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 Seeds Of Death" eps 1+2 of 6
      Series 6, Episodes 23 through 24. Doctor: Patrick Troughton. The
      Moon is taken over by Ice Warriors, who hope to use the T-Mat
      transportation system to conquer the Earth. The only way to get to
      the Moon now is by rocket. But rockets have been retired.
      Fortunately, 3 people with space experience have just arrived - the
      2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2004.
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