This Week In Doctor Who - May 26, 2004
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - May 26, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 21
Christopher Eccleston's Doctor has his English Rose. Billie Piper
has been cast as the 19 year old Rose Tyler in the upcoming Doctor
Who series. There are many stories about this news on the web - go
to http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho and http://www.gallifreyone.com
for the full details. The TARDIS duo is set.
The Starz!/Encore suite of premium channels http://www.starz.com in
the US have acquired rights to the 1996 Doctor Who movie starting in
June. Subscribers to the suite of Starz & Encore movie channels will
have many chances to see the movie uncut and commercial free.
Looking at the June schedule, the Mystery Channel will be the
primary home of the TV Movie for now. I'd expect it could pop up on
any channel in the suite where it doesn't violate the format.
Known upcoming air dates:
Thursday 3 June 9:30AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Thursday 3 June 4:45PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Wednesday 9 June 7:30AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Wednesday 9 June 3:20PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Sunday 13 June 11:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Friday 18 June 7:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Friday 18 June 8:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - MOVIEplex
Friday 18 June 4:50PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Friday 18 June 5:50PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - MOVIEplex
Friday 18 June 11:10PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Late Friday 18 June 12:10AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - MOVIEplex
Tuesday 29 June 2:40PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
The Starz!/Encore Suite Of Channels
Starz! (& Starz! HD)
Encore (& Encore HD)
Black Starz! - I don't see the movie airing here
Starz! Kids - or here
Starz! Family - probably not here, but you never know
Westerns - not here
Love Stories - thank Grace if it airs here
True Stories - no way it is here
WAM! - probably not
Sky One http://www.skyone.co.uk will air Daleks: Invasion Earth
2150A.D. late Saturday 29 May.
Meanwhile, Showtime Greats in Australia has added a note to the info
on the May 24th airing of Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D. indicating
that it was the final appearance of the movie on their channel. The
movie had aired a number of times on the network since last year,
back when it was Encore Australia.
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: Billie Piper
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
"The Paradise Of Death" ep 4 of 5 (archived until 27 May)
"The Paradise Of Death" ep 5 of 5 (archived until 28 May)
The Parakon Corporation have made a paradise on their home world
that requires death and torture. To make it back to Earth, the
Doctor (Jon Pertwee), Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Sarah, and
Jeremy must make it a paradise lost.
"The Ghosts Of N-Space" ep 1 of 6 (archived until 31 May)
"The Ghosts Of N-Space" ep 2 of 6 (archived until 1 June)
Wednesday 6PM & Midnight BST "The Ghosts Of N-Space" ep 3 of 6
Thursday 6PM & Midnight BST "The Ghosts Of N-Space" ep 4 of 6
Friday 6PM & Midnight BST "The Ghosts Of N-Space" ep 5 of 6
Monday 6PM & Midnight BST "The Ghosts Of N-Space" ep 6 of 6
The 3rd Doctor and Sarah try to help out the Brigadier when his
great uncle finds ghosts and mafia attacking the family castle.
"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)
Katy Manning (Jo Grant in the Pertwee era) chats with Joey at the
2003 United Fan Con convention. Billie Piper will probably get
mentioned in the news segments.
A tribute to Anthony Ainley (1932 - 2004), the Master in the 80s
Doctor Who stories. Paul Vanezis gives his thoughts.
Michael Sheard is the guest.
Archive broadcasts listed here were still available online as of May
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. Hour 2 - Sci-Fi VP of Programming
Thomas Vitale discusses 5ive Days To Midnight, Andromeda, Stargate
Atlantis, Sci-Fi Thursday, Andromeda, and Farscape: Peacekeeper
Wars. Hour 3 - Eric Reynolds on the 12 ½ year project to release the
Peanuts comic strip complete and in order over 25 books. Hour 4 -
Katy Manning on American Who.
THE FIRST 40 YEARS:
Sky One http://www.skyone.co.uk
Late Saturday 1AM BST "Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D." 1966
Peter Cushing is Dr. Who, scientist and creator of the world's first
Time Machine. With his family and an injured policeman they travel
to the 22nd Century, where mankind has been subjugated by the evil
force known as the Daleks.
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Pre-empted by another Carry On movie weekend.
UKTV Gold + 1
Same as UKTV Gold.
ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv http://www.varos.net/drwho/
French Open Tennis highlights pre-empt Doctor Who until 8 June.
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
7 Days A Week 1 + 3:30AM EDT (10PM + 12:30AM PDT) - 2 episodes
weekdays, full stories weekends)
Wednesday "Snakedance" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 20, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The 5th Doctor and Nyssa race to outwit the Mara before it can use
Tegan to destroy a world.
Thursday "Mawdryn Undead" pts 1+2 of 4
Friday "Mawdryn Undead" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 20, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Black Guardian enlists a mysterious schoolboy to kill the Doctor.
Saturday "Enlightenment" all 4 pts
Series 20, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Turlough must choose between good and evil during a space race where
Immortals are vying for a wonder called Enlightenment. The wrong one
must not be allowed to win.
Sunday "The Kings' Demons" all 2 pts
Series 20, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
King John proclaims the 5th Doctor and companions to be Demons,
making them very unpopular with the residents of the castle John is
Monday "Terminus" pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday "Terminus" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 20, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The outlook for Nyssa may be terminal at Terminus as she's been
infected by a space plague, and the cure is very unreliable.
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
Late Saturday Midnight EDT "The Brain Of Morbius" pt 1 of 4
Series 13, Episode 17. Doctor Who: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor and Sarah come in out of the rain and cold for dinner
at a mad scientist's house. Alas, the Doctor's head is exactly right
for the scientist's needs.
Pre-empted by pledge drive next two weeks. Doctor Who returns June
19 at 11PM.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EDT "The Mark Of The Rani" 4 ep version, pts 1+2
Series 22, Episodes 5a through 5b. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Interference from a TARDIS sends the 6th Doctor and Peri to the
wrong part of England, where the Industrial Revolution is being
interfered with. The locals are more restless than usual, a danger
to anyone who discusses technology.
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 Claws Of Axos" movie
Series 8, Episodes 11 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
"Axos calling Earth! Axos calling Earth! We come in Peace! We want
to trade with you! We absolutely are not here to consume your
planet! What sort of science fiction do you all watch to get such an
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Sat 11PM EDT "The Dominators" ep 5 of 5
Series 6, Episode 5. Doctor: Pat Troughton.
The Dominators plan to plant a bomb that will destroy the planet
Dulkis. The 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe race to save a world.
Sat 11:25PM EDT "The Mind Robber" ep 1 of 5
Series 6, Episode 6. Doctor: Pat Troughton.
An emergency during takeoff threatens the TARDIS, forcing the 2nd
Doctor to cross the boundaries between reality and fantasy. A
dangerous realm that must be left as soon as possible. But
maintaining the willpower to escape in time is tricky.
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CDT "Kinda" pt 1 of 4
Series 19, Episode 9. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Welcome to Deva Loka. A lush green planet with primitive natives and
a human exploratory expedition. Evidence of advanced technology in
the past. The perfect peaceful chance for Nyssa to get some rest
while the 5th Doctor and company explore. What could possibly go
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 - available May 27, 2004
Quad Cities Dish 36,7607 (not yet available)
Saturday 11:35PM CDT "Destiny Of The Daleks" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 17, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Acting at random, the TARDIS brings the 4th Doctor and a regenerated
Romana to Skaro, where the Daleks have recently returned hoping to
dig out a relic beyond value.
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 Curse Of Peladon" eps 1+2 of 4
Saturday 11PM MDT "The Curse Of Peladon" eps 3+4 of 4
Series 9, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The Ice Warriors are the prime suspects when murder and mayhem
disrupt talks between Peladon and the Galactic Federation. As the
3rd Doctor investigates, his anger at the Warriors becomes quite
Pre-empted by pledge drive next week.
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 3 of 4
Series 20, Episode 11. Doctor: Peter Davison.
See BBC Kids for details.
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 "Spearhead From Space" eps 1+2 of 4
Series 7, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The show moves to color and the stories shift to 20th Century Earth -
the Doctor has been regenerated and banished for meddling in time.
Now he must convince the Brigadier of his new identity and start
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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