This Week In Doctor Who - July 14, 2004
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - July 14, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 28
July 13, 1998 - This Week In Doctor Who - The Beta Test appeared on
the rec.arts.drwho newsgroup. While this first edition was somewhat
incomplete and hard to read, it got a warm reaction. 6 years later,
This Week In Doctor Who (TWIDW) has thrived and become the weekly
source for Doctor Who TV and online broadcasts around the world,
thanks to the patience and support of the readership.
With the new TV series approaching, and hopefully networks around
the world picking it up, it should be an interesting year. New show
filmed in widescreen, so networks might air it widescreen,
letterbox, cropped to fullscreen, cropped to 14:9 letterbox. HDTV or
not. How long will the lag be between airings in different
countries? How twisted will the episode titles be when translated
into other languages? Will countries see alternate edits? Will the
old series start airing in more places to capitalize on the success
we all hope the new series will have? Oh, all right, most of us
really care about seeing the episodes themselves - the Doctor
(Christopher Eccleston) and Rose Billie Piper). But the details are
fun too - otherwise this column would never have existed. It's an
easy prediction that this will be the craziest year for Doctor Who
in all forms since TWIDW began, and hopefully the column will rise
to the level necessary to keep up with the adventure.
KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org is
encoring one of their self-produced Doctor Who interview specials
this weekend. "Interview With Jon Pertwee" airs Late Saturday at
1:35AM PDT. KTEH put Eastenders back on the air when enough people
asked for it and offered to support it. It's well worth a shot for
Doctor Who. If you want the Doctor back, ask KTEH for it.
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. All 6 episodes are back online.
"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
Online news/talk show. Upcoming editions:
Week of July 15 - Jon Pertwee tribute
Week of July 29 - Lars Pearson of Mad Norwegian Press and the I, Who
Week of August 15 - Keith Barnfather.
Elisabeth Sladen is interviewed about her years playing Sarah Jane
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 - David West Reynolds, "Apollo - The
Epic Journey To The Moon". Hour 3 - Anthony Chaikin - "A Man On The
Moon"; Manny Pimenta of the Space Frontier Foundation.
THE FIRST 40 YEARS:
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Saturday 7:05-9AM BST "Warriors' Gate" movie
Series 18, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor, Romana, Adric, and K9 come across a gateway that
could lead back to the regular universe. The gateway seems to have
attracted a race of time sensitives and slavers who want sensitives
to power spaceships.
Sunday 7-9AM BST "The Keeper Of Traken" movie
Series 18, Episodes 21 through 24. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Keeper asks the 4th Doctor (who is looking a bit older) to help
the worlds of Traken through the dangerous period between Keepers,
where evil can invade and destroy paradise. Personally, if Traken is
paradise I'll take evil, but the evil who wants to take charge has a
decidedly dark agenda. Melkur: Geoffrey Beevers.
UKTV Gold + 1
Saturday 8:05-10AM BST "Warriors' Gate" movie
Sunday 8-10AM BST "The Keeper Of Traken" movie
Thursday 6:03PM "The Mutants" ep 2 of 6
Monday 6:03PM "The Mutants" ep 3 of 6
Tuesday 6:03PM "The Mutants" ep 4 of 6
Wednesday 6:03PM "The Mutants" ep 5 of 6
Series 9, Episodes 16 through 19. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The man who the Time Lords want the 3rd Doctor to deliver his
package to is the terrorist Ky, on the run from the colonial
authourities. And he's taken Jo hostage. And he may be one of the
good guys. Empire crumbles in dangerous ways as The Mutants
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 "Genesis Of The Daleks" pts 5+6 of 6
Series 12, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Thursday "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pts 1+2 of 4
Friday "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 12, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Returning to Nerva, the 4th Doctor and crew find a space plague
wiping everyone out. But the plague isn't a plague. An enemy from
the Doctor's distant past is returning. We'd keep their identity a
secret, but it's in the title of the story.
Saturday "The Sontaran Experiment" all 2 pts
Series 12, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Tom Baker.
A Sontaran performs endurance tests on humans, seeing how long they
take to die. He hopes to use this information for a Sontaran
invasion of this part of the galaxy. Poor Sontaran - the Doctor's
Sunday "Genesis Of The Daleks" all 6 pts (no 3:30AM rerun)
Series 12, Episodes 11 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
On a mission for the Time Lords, the 4th Doctor seeks to learn the
truth behind the birth of the Daleks, and weaken their influence to
keep the universe from being doomed.
Monday "Terror Of The Zygons" pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday "Terror Of The Zygons" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 13, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Answering the Brigadier's distress call, the 4th Doctor, Sarah, and
Harry return to Earth. Oil rigs are being sunk in Loch Ness. The
Loch Ness Monster is being blamed. But the monster doesn't exist,
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 Seeds Of Doom" pt 2 of 6
Series 13, Episode 22. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Scorby has his orders. Steal the seed pod. Kill anyone in his way.
The 4th Doctor is in his way. So is a seed pod that already
germinated. You'd think Scorby would be a bit worried that the twin
of his robbery target is very tall, very fast, and very hungry for
humans. But hey, a job's a job.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EDT "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 3+4 of 14 (The
Mysterious Planet pts 3+4)
Series 23, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Colin Baker.
The Valeyard continues presenting the 6th Doctor's activities on
Ravalox as proof that the Doctor is an incorrigible meddler that
must be executed. But the evidence is incomplete. The Doctor battles
for his life in the courtroom while watching his earlier battle to
save the survivors of humanity.
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 Three Doctors" movie
Series 10, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Patrick Troughton co-stars and William Hartnell gets extended cameos
in the first multi-Doctor story in the series. The Time Lords call
in previous incarnations of the Doctor to help when a being from an
anti-matter universe threatens all Time Lord power and the Doctor's
existence. Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and Sgt. Benton enter the
TARDIS for the first time.
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Saturday 11PM EDT "The Seeds Of Death" eps 3+4 of 6
Series 6, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Pat Troughton.
The Ice Warriors want the T-Mat working to send death to Earth. The
2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe try to take a rocket to the Moon.
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CDT "The Visitation" pt 4 of 4
Series 19, Episode 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Will Nyssa's home-made weapon destroy the Android, giving the 5th
Doctor a chance to stop the Terrileptil conquest of Earth?
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 "Nightmare Of Eden" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 17, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor and Romana are able to enter the CET projection due
to how unstable it has become. The Mandrils have escaped to run
loose on the ship. And the villains behind the Vraxoin are going
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 "Enlightenment" pt 2 of 4
Series 20, Episode 18. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Turlough can't take it anymore. The Black Guardian's taunts and the
fear of being discovered by the Doctor is driving him around the
bend. Turlough breaks down in a big way.
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 Ambassadors Of Death" eps 5,6,+7 of 7
Series 7, Episodes 16 through 18. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
3 episodes this weekend as KBTC concludes the memorable 3rd Doctor
story. The "ambassadors" are being used in a plot to launch a multi-
planet war. The Doctor must broker peace on both Earth and in deep
space to prevent a catastrophe.
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
digital 50,58 - not on air
San Francisco DirecTV 54,903
San Francisco Dish 54,8234
Monterey DirecTV 25
Monterey Dish 25,9190
Late Saturday 1:35AM PDT "Interview With Jon Pertwee"
Encore of KTEH's exclusive conversation with the actor who played
the 3rd Doctor. Conducted in 1984. 25 minutes. Doctor Who aired on
KTEH for 22 years straight. It's not there now because when the
money was tight, not enough people were interested. If you want to
see Doctor Who back on KTEH, let them know. Eastenders came back
after being cancelled because enough people wanted it and offered to
support it. Why not Doctor Who?
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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