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This Week In Doctor Who - June 9, 2004

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - June 9, 2004 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 7, No 23 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 9, 2004
      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - June 9, 2004
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 7, No 23

      BBC Four http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/ is getting deeper into its
      Summer In The Series. The Sci-Fi night is scheduled for Saturday 26
      June, and speculation has been rife that a Doctor Who episode will
      air. The most concrete evidence for this yet can be seen on the
      public BBC Four Message Board, BBC Four Forum section, under topic
      Doctor Who Episode. Ellen (name in the official moderator blue)
      claims that BBC Four is currently trying to clear The Web Of Fear,
      but it is not confirmed yet. Presumably this would be episode 1 of
      the story, the only episode currently known to exist. By no means
      can this count as an official report. When BBC Four announces their
      finalized plans for 26 June, I will send out an update on the TWIDW
      mailing list.

      American Who http://www.americanwho.net is moving back to internet
      exclusive status due to Business Talk Radio
      http://www.businesstalkradio.net shrinking the time for Sci-Fi
      Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com from 4 hours to 3. The
      first new internet exclusive episode will come out June 15 - see
      listing for details.

      DirecTV http://www.directv.com is rolling out local TV channel
      service in many more cities this month. One of the new markets
      (Omaha, Nebraska) includes a Doctor Who affiliate - Iowa Public TV
      affiliate KBIN 32. Dish Network http://www.dishnetwork.com has
      already included the Omaha locals and KBIN 32 for a while. If you're
      in the Omaha market, it's another option for getting the station
      that airs the Doctor.

      KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA http://www.kbtc.org is running a
      Doctor Who pledge drive this Saturday from 6 to 10PM Pacific Time.
      Featured story - The Talons Of Weng-Chiang.

      Shada http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/shada , the illustrated
      audio full cast remake of the Douglas Adams Who story, is going back
      online. Episode 1 is now up, with subsequent episodes arriving on
      the website Tuesdays at Noon British Standard Time. Stars Paul
      McGann as the 8th Doctor.

      Upcoming air dates of the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie on the Starz!
      Encore Movie Pack:
      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

      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:


      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


      BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho
      "Shada" (Return) Paul McGann, Lalla Ward, John Leeson. Animated
      remake of the incomplete Douglas Adams Doctor Who story. The 8th
      Doctor and Romana travel to Earth to answer the call of a friend at
      Cambridge. Episode 1 of 6 now online. Episode 2 goes up Tuesday 15
      June at Noon British Standard Time.
      "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
      Back to internet only broadcasts.
      June 15 - Katy Manning interview part 2. Also, Dr. David Butler,
      Department of Drama at the University of Manchester discusses the
      Doctor Who academic conference. See website for audio link (will be
      in next week's column). Previous episodes:
      http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/053105.mp3 (commercial free
      Katy Manning is interviewed at United Fan Con 2003, pt 1 of 2. Also,
      the casting of Billie Piper as Rose Tyler.
      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.

      Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com
      on Business Talk Network http://www.businesstalkradio.net
      Late Sun/Early Mon 2-5AM EDT (11PM-2AM PDT, 7-10AM BST, 4-7PM AEST)
      Live Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
      Now 3 hours long - American Who currently not part of the show. Hour
      1 - Author Robert Newcomb, plus news & comment. Hour 2 - Thomas
      Vitale, Sr. VP of programming at Sci-Fi Channel (postponed from May
      31). Hour 3 - Arne Starr on Summer movies (postponed from June 7).



      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Saturday 7:05-9AM BST "The Power Of Kroll" movie
      Series 16, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      A sea refinery is endangered when a gigantic squid is awakened from
      a slumber of Centuries. Neither the refinery personnel or the native
      Swampies realize the danger they are in. K9 does - he claims that
      the ground is too unsteady to travel on and stays in the ship. ;)
      Sunday 6:05-9AM BST "The Armageddon Factor" movie
      Series 16, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      In the climax of the Key To Time season, a princess finds herself a
      pawn in the war between Atrios and Zeos. She may also be a pawn
      between the Black Guardian and the 4th Doctor. The price to save the
      universe suffers extreme inflation.

      UKTV Gold + 1
      Saturday 8:05-10AM BST "The Power Of Kroll" movie
      Sunday 7:05-10AM BST "The Armageddon Factor" movie


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thursday 6:04PM "Colony In Space" ep 3 of 6
      Monday 6:04PM "Colony In Space" ep 4 of 6
      Tuesday 6:03PM "Colony In Space" ep 5 of 6
      Wednesday 6:03PM "Colony In Space" ep 6 of 6
      Series 8, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The miners and the colonists battle it out for control of the world.
      The arrival of the Master leads the 3rd Doctor to believe that there
      are bigger stakes being played for.


      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 "The Awakening" pts 1+2 of 2
      Series 21, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      War Games in the village of Little Hobcombe bring the years 1643 and
      1984 together, enabling an alien Malus a chance to escape.
      Thursday "Frontios" pts 1+2 of 4
      Friday "Frontios" pts 3+4 of 4
      Saturday "Frontios" all 4 pts
      Series 21, Episodes 7 through 10. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The TARDIS is forced to travel beyond the legal limits for Time
      Lords, plopping the crew on Frontios, the last outpost of humanity
      in the distant future. To intervene would break every law of time.
      To not intervene will result in their death and the end of the human
      Sunday "Planet Of Fire" all 4 pts
      Monday "Planet Of Fire" pts 1+2 of 4
      Tuesday "Planet Of Fire" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 21, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      After the traumatic events of Resurrection Of The Daleks (not
      available to BBC Kids), the 5th Doctor and Turlough visit Earth. Any
      chance of a break is shattered by evidence of sabotage in the
      TARDIS, an alien device on Earth, a tourist's near drowning, and
      Turlough's darkest secret. Turmoil in the TARDIS crew.

      STARZ Movie Channels - Mystery http://www.starz.com
      "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      Wednesday 7:30AM + 3:20PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
      Sunday 11:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
      Earth: 1999. The last remains of the Master refuse to stay dead.
      Hijacking the TARDIS, the Master forces a landing in San Francisco
      on the eve of Y2K. The 7th Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) finds out that
      San Francisco can be hazardous to your health. Co-starring Daphne
      Ashbrook as Dr. Grace Holloway and Paul McGann as an amnesiac
      convinced that something has gone terribly wrong with time.

      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 pledge drive. Doctor Who returns June 19 at 11PM.

      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 "Timelash" 4 ep version, pts 1+2
      Series 22, Episodes 10a through 10b. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      On the planet Karfel, a regime of terror has removed all mirrors,
      spies on everyone, and tosses dissidents through a Timelash to
      almost certain doom. When the TARDIS comes up the Timelash, the
      Karfelians get hope of salvation, while the government thinks they
      have a new pawn in a game of chicken between ultimate power and
      certain death.

      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 Daemons" movie
      Series 8, Episodes 21 through 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The Master has set up shop in a village near the Devils End
      archaeological dig. This places him in position to take the lead
      when an ancient evil is unearthed. Soon, the village finds itself
      cut off from the world, and the 3rd Doctor investigates a creature
      that looks like the Devil. Maryland Public TV's schedule indicates
      that The Curse Of Peladon will air next week, skipping The Day Of
      The Daleks, a story currently unavailable to air due to the
      Dalek/Terry Nation contract renewal.

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
      analog 48
      digital 48-2 (34-2)
      Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
      Saturday 11PM EDT "The Mind Robber" eps 2+3 of 5
      Series 6, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Pat Troughton.
      Trapped in a side dimension without the TARDIS, the 2nd Doctor,
      Jamie, and Zoe face off against storybook characters and a realm
      where reality changes by the minute.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital 9 - not on air
      Champaign Dish 12,7407
      Saturday 11:40PM CDT "Kinda" pt 3 of 4
      Series 19, Episode 11. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The 5th Doctor seeks out the secrets of the Kinda people.

      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 DirecTV 32
      Omaha Dish 32,9146
      Sioux City Dish 27,7195
      Quad Cities Dish 36,7607 (not yet available)
      Saturday 11:35PM CDT "City Of Death" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 17, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The 4th Doctor and Romana vacation in Paris, blissfully unaware that
      time experiments are taking place in the city.

      KBDI Denver, CO http://www.kbdi.org
      analog 12
      digital 12-1 (38-1)
      Denver DirecTV 12,910
      Denver Dish 12,8211
      Pre-empted by pledge drive. Doctor Who returns June 18.

      KUED/KUEW-DT/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/St. George/Richfield, UT
      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 "Terminus" pt 1 of 4
      Series 20, Episode 13. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Sabotage in the TARDIS (gee, that happened a lot in the 5th Doctor's
      era) forces the TARDIS to attach itself to a prison ship carrying
      people away from 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 6PM-10PM PDT "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" all 6 pts
      Series 14, Episodes 21 through 26.
      Pledge special. The 4th Doctor wants Leela to experience some
      culture and civilization, so he takes her to 19th Century London to
      see a classic Victorian theatrical act. Alas, murder and mayhem
      ensue. While Leela knows better how to deal with that than 19th
      Century fashion, it doesn't exactly help the Doctor's efforts at
      Late Saturday 12:30AM PDT "Doctor Who and the Silurians" eps 1+2 of 7
      Series 7, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The Brigadier calls in the 3rd Doctor and Liz Shaw to investigate
      mysterious power outages at an experimental nuclear power plant
      built into caves. The Doctor suspects the plant has awakened
      something beneath the Earth.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2004.

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