This Week In Doctor Who - June 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
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-
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: 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
"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).
THE FIRST 40 YEARS:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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