This Week In Doctor Who - June 23, 2004
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - June 23, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 25
Doctor Who makes a one night return to over the air TV in the UK
this week. Saturday 26 June sees BBC Four
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour present The Web Of Fear episode 1 at
8:50PM, part of the Summer In The Sixties theme month and a sci-fi
fantasy theme night. This is the first appearance of a Doctor Who
episode on an over the air BBC channel since Genesis Of The Daleks
episode 6 on BBC Two in 2000. The rarely seen episode of Web Of Fear
will be providing an example of 1960s sci-fi.
BBC Four is a digital over the air channel in the UK. It requires a
digital tuner, Freeview, digital cable, or Sky Digital to see it.
BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone , the primary channel, will be
airing the new Doctor Who series in 2005 (premiere date not known
July 5 - Tom Baker stories return on BBC Kids in Canada..
Upcoming air dates of the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie on the Starz!
Encore Movie Pack:
Tuesday 29 June 2:40PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
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
"Shada" - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward. Remake of the classic
unfinished Douglas Adams story. Episodes 1, 2,+ 3 now online.
Episode 4 returns at Noon BST on June 29.
"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.
American Who http://www.americanwho.net
Now an online exclusive show with new episodes roughly every two
weeks. Upcoming guests:
July 1 - Liz Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith).
July 15 - Jon Pertwee tribute.
July 29 - Lars Pearson of Mad Norwegian Press and the I, Who guides.
Episodes currently available online:
The first show back to internet exclusive. 90 minute commercial free
installment. "Time And Relative Dissertations In Space", a
conference at the University of Manchester, is being held by Dr.
David Butler of the university - he gets interviewed. Also, the
complete version of the Katy Manning interview.
http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/053105.mp3 (commercial free
Katy Manning is interviewed at United Fan Con 2003 (first part of
what was going to be a 2 part interview). 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
Hour 1 - news & comment. Hour 2 - Holly Black & Tony DiTerlizzi on
the book series "The Spiderwick Chronicles". Hour 3 - Barry Lyga of
Diamond Comic Distributors discusses Free Comic Book Day (July 3).
THE FIRST 40 YEARS:
BBC Four http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour
Saturday 8:50PM BST "The Web Of Fear" ep 1 of 6
Series 5, Episode 23. Doctor: Pat Troughton. Last seen on over the
air UK telly in 1968. After being nearly sucked out into space and
having an unfriendly encounter with a space web, the 2nd Doctor,
Jamie, and Victoria arrive on Earth. But London is deserted. Signs
indicate that residents fled in terror. The Doctor and company are
about to find out why. Airs as part of BBC Four's Summer In The
Sixties programming. All of this Saturday night's lineup has a sci-
fi and fantasy theme. Episodes 2 through 6 of this story have been
lost since the 1970s.
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Saturday 7:10-9AM BST "Nightmare Of Eden" movie
Series 17, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker. The 4th
Doctor, Romana, and K9 investigate a space traffic accident. Somehow
two ship have crossed dimensions and gotten lodged in each other.
More worrying than the attack on the theories of Physics are the
strange behaviors of people on the larger ship, and the sudden
increase in mysterious death.
Sunday 7:05-9AM BST "The Horns Of Nimon" movie
Series 16, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker. A black hole
where it doesn't belong leads the TARDIS crew to Skonnos, home to a
decaying empire promised new life by the bull-like Nimon.
UKTV Gold + 1
Saturday 8:10-10AM BST "Nightmare Of Eden" movie
Sunday 8:05-10AM BST "The Horns Of Nimon" movie
Thursday 6:04PM "The Daemons" ep 5 of 5
Series 8, Episode 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Azal finds the 3rd Doctor
almost as tiring as the Master. He finds Earth tiring too. Who will
get power? What will be destroyed? How went off to get a chicken
Monday 6:03PM "The Curse Of Peladon" ep 1 of 4
Tuesday 6:04PM "The Curse Of Peladon" ep 2 of 4
Wednesday 6:04PM "The Curse Of Peladon" ep 3 of 4
Series 9, Episodes 5 through 7. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Skipping over a
Dalek story due to contract issues, ABC takes us to the second time
the Time Lords took the 3rd Doctor on a mission through - time. The
Doctor and Jo must impersonate the ambassadors from Earth at a
critical point in negotiations between the peacefully violent world
of Peladon and the violently peaceful Galactic Federation.
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 "Four To Doomsday" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 19, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison. The 5th
Doctor learns why the Urbankans really want to come to Earth. Can he
let Bigon be Bigon?
Thursday "Kinda" pts 1+2 of 4
Friday "Kinda" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 19, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison. Arriving on
a peaceful planet to give Nyssa time to recover, the TARDIS crew
finds a snake in paradise.
Saturday "Four To Doomsday" all 4 pts
Series 19, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Sunday "Kinda" all 4 pts
Series 19, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Monday "The Visitation" pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday "The Visitation" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 19, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison. Tegan
finally makes it to Heathrow Airport - 317 years early. Almost long
enough to get through a modern security check. With no airport
around, the TARDIS crew find themselves ensnared in an alien
invasion of opportunity.
STARZ Movie Channels - Mystery http://www.starz.com
"Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
Tuesday 2:40PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Last chance for the moment to see the epic movie where the 7th
Doctor died, the 8th Doctor was born, Earth was threatened at the
end of 1999, and the Master finally learned how to drezz for the
occasion. Paul McGann, Daphne Ashbrook, and Eric Roberts star. No
July airings are scheduled on the Starz or Encore channels. August
programming info will be online on July 1.
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
Saturday 11PM EDT "The Brain Of Morbius" pt 3 of 4
Series 13, Episode 19. Doctor: Tom Baker. Professor Solon races to
get a head - any head - on Morbius to enable his leader to live
again and threaten the universe.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EDT "Revelation Of The Daleks" 4 ep version, pts 1+2
Series 22, Episodes 12a through 12b. Doctor: Colin Baker. The 6th
Doctor and Peri come to a desolate planet focused on burying the
dead to pay their last respects to a friend. They find other old
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 Sea Devils" movie
Series 9, Episodes 9 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. See KBDI
Denver for story details.
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Saturday 11PM EDT "The Krotons" eps 1+2 of 4
Series 6, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Pat Troughton. The 2nd
Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe arrive on a world where geniuses are called
away to spend their lives with the Krotons. Zoe passes the tests -
will the Doctor?
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CDT "The Visitation" pt 1 of 4
Series 19, Episode 13. Doctor: Peter Davison. See BBC Kids for story
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 "The Creature From The Pit" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 17, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Tom Baker. K9 unveils a
new voice (David Brierly) as the TARDIS crew responds to a distress
call from the planet Tigella. A distress call that seems to have
been made by an eggshell. An eggshell for which the penalty to be
anywhere near it is certain death.
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 Sea Devils" eps 1+2 of 6
Saturday 11PM MDT "The Sea Devils" eps 3+4 of 6
Series 9, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Oil rigs are
sinking in a pattern near a remote island where the Master is due to
spend the rest of his lives. The 3rd Doctor and Jo want to make sure
that the Master isn't taking part in the evil melee.
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 3 of 4
Series 20, Episode 15. Doctor: Peter Davison. Nyssa is forced to
take part in a dangerous treatment to fight Lazaar's Disease.
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 "Doctor Who and the Silurians" eps 5,6,+7
Series 7, Episodes 9 through 11. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The 3rd Doctor
and Liz race to stop a Silurian created plague from wiping out
humanity. Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, U*N*I*T, and the world react
badly to being attacked by a plague.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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