THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - May 5, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 18
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
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
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
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
Corrections and updates are always welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
email@example.com , 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
Monday 5AM EDT (2AM PDT, 10AM BST, 7PM AEST)
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 ...
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.
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 - Sci Fi News & comment. Hours 2+3 - TBA. Hour 4 - American
THE FIRST 40 YEARS:
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 "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
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
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.
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