This Week In Doctor Who - May 12, 2004
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - May 12, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 19
On Monday the Independent newspaper in the UK ran an obituary for
Anthony Ainley, the actor who played The Master throughout the 1980s
and in a video game in 1997. Details at Outpost Gallifrey
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 are
The American Who http://www.americanwho.net radio show will air a
tribute to Anthony Ainley on May 24th in its regular time slot (5AM
Eastern US Time - 4th hour of Sci-Fi Overdrive). Beginning with that
installment, American Who will air weekly instead of every two weeks.
Upcoming airings of Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D. on Showtime
Greats in Australia:
All airings Australian Eastern Standard Time:
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
Media Player Stream http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/bbc7_asx.shtml
Real Player Stream http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/bbc7.shtml
Monday 6PM + Midnight BST "The Paradise Of Death" ep 1 of 5
Tuesday 6PM + Midnight BST "The Paradise Of Death" ep 2 of 5
Jon Pertwee returns as the 3rd Doctor in a 1993 radio drama, with
Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith and Nicholas Courtney as
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. Mysterious deaths at a funfair lead
the 3rd Doctor and company into an encounter with rather unpleasant
aliens. BBC7 now archives programming in Real Player format for the
week following broadcast. If you use the listen again links *before*
the Doctor Who episode airs, you'll hear what aired in the slot at
the same time last week.
"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
A tribute to Anthony Ainley (1932-2004), the Master from the 1980s
episodes, airs May 24. As of that week, American Who will begin
Michael Sheard is the guest.
An episode focused on 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
Hours 1+2 - Sci-Fi News & Comment. Hour 3 - Ray Harryhausen
discusses his new book. Hour 4 - interview with Mr. Skin (rerun).
Next week, the 4th hour becomes American Who every week.
THE FIRST 40 YEARS:
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Saturday 6-9AM BST "The Invasion Of Time" movie
Series 15, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker. The 4th Doctor
returns to Gallifrey and claims the Presidency of the Time Lords.
This sets in motion a chain of events that could leave the powers of
time and space in the hands of low rent alien invaders.
Sunday 7-9AM BST "The Pirate Planet" movie
Series 16, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker. The second
segment of the Key To Time is on a planet that no longer exists. In
its place is a planet who does not belong.
UKTV Gold + 1
Saturday 7-10AM BST "The Invasion Of Time" movie
Sunday 8-10AM BST "The Pirate Planet" movie
ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv http://www.varos.net/drwho/
Thursday 6:05PM "The Mind Of Evil" ep 5 of 6
Monday 6:04PM "The Mind Of Evil" ep 6 of 6
Series 8, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The Master's
control over Stangmoor Prison begins to break down as the Keller
Machine develops a desire to kill on its own.
Tuesday 6:05PM "The Claws Of Axos" ep 1 of 4
Wednesday 6:05PM "The Claws Of Axos" ep 2 of 4
Series 8, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The Axon
species makes contact with Earth, promising to end hunger and all
human maladies. While U*N*I*T is focused on this new alien species,
an American investigator hunts for the Master.
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 "Kinda" pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday "Kinda" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 19, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison. Unique wind
chimes place Tegan in a dream state where a being called Mara is
able to contact her. With Tegan's hope, the Mara hopes to emerge and
Friday "The Visitation" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 19, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Peter Davison. Stranded
on Earth, Terrileptils make the best they can. Conquer human minds,
experiment with black death, etc.
Saturday "Arc Of Infinity" all 4 pts
Series 20, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Intergalactic identity theft. A being of anti-matter tries to assume
the persona of the 5th Doctor.
Sunday "Snakedance" all 4 pts
Series 20, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison. The Mara,
out for revenge after the events of Kinda, attacks Tegan's mind
Monday "The Visitation" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 19, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison. The 5th
Doctor suffers a personal loss. The Terrileptils prepare for a trip
Tuesday "Black Orchid" both pts
Series 19, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison. The 5th
Doctor and company find themselves invited to a dinner party, where
the Doctor finds himself accused of murder.
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. 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
Pledge Night Marathon - times approximate.
Saturday 8-9ishPM EDT "Vengeance On Varos" 4 ep version, pts 3+4
Series 22, Episodes 4a through 4b. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Saturday 9ish-Mid EDT "The Two Doctors" 6 ep version, pts 1,2,3,+4
Series 22, Episodes 7a through 8b. Doctor: Colin Baker.
(Note - WYBE's sketchy info implies that the Two Doctors episodes
might air from 8 to 11PM instead, with Vengeance On Varos concluding
at 11PM. Hard to tell.)
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 "Terror Of The Autons" movie
Series 8, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The Master - an
old friend/enemy of the Doctor - comes to Earth in hopes of conquest.
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Sat 11PM EDT "The Dominators" eps 1+2 of 5
Series 6, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Pat Troughton.
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 3 of 4
Series 19, Episode 7. Doctor: Peter Davison.
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
Sioux City Dish 27,7195 (not yet available)
Quad Cities Dish 36,7607 (not yet available)
Saturday 11:35PM CDT "The Armageddon Factor" pts 3+4 of 6
Series 16, Episodes 23 through 24. Doctor: Tom Baker.
KBDI Denver, CO http://www.kbdi.org
digital 12-1 (38-1)
Denver DirecTV 12,910
Denver Dish 12,8211
Pre-empted by pledge drive.
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 "Mawdryn Undead" pt 1 of 4
Series 20, Episode 9. Doctor: Peter Davison.
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 3+4 of 6
Series 6, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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