This Week In Doctor Who - August 4, 2004
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - August 4, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 31
Last week, Auf Widersehen Pet star Noel Clarke was announced as
Mickey in the new series, who appears to be a semi-regular. This
week actress Camille Coduri was announced as Jackie, the mother of
Rose Tyler (played by Billie Piper). Camille has announced on her
website http://www.camillecoduri.co.uk that she will appear in 6 of
the 13 episodes.
UKTV Gold + 1 has been a 24 hour a day simulcast of UKTV Gold (with
1 hour delay) for some time now, so I am combining their listings.
They were separate originally due to then-UK Gold + 1 only being on
the air part time.
ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv in Australia will be skipping Frontier
In Space and Planet Of The Daleks later this month due to contract
issues with Daleks at the time the package was ordered. For whatever
reason, the issues do not extend to Death To The Daleks and Genesis
Of The Daleks, which are set to air when ABC reaches the relevant
points of the series.
American Who http://www.americanwho.net has a new edition up (see
below). In response to requests, the news section has been
streamlined to get to the interviews faster, with the reasoning that
if you knew of American Who you were probably already reading
Outpost Gallifrey http://www.gallifreyone.com and other Who news
sites. The interview with Lars Pearson in the current installment is
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
Mickey: Noel Clarke (semi-regular?)
Jackie: Camille Coduri (at least 6 episodes)
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. 6 episodes long.
"The Scream Of The Shalka" - starring Richard E. Grant as The
Doctor. 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 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 August 15 - Keith Barnfather. Also, a discussion on Douglas
Adams' time with the series.
50 minute broadcast. Streamlined newscast, followed by two
interviews. Charles Martin chats with Lars Pearson of Mad Norwegian
Press (author of the I, Who book series). Joey interviews Tom
Spilsbury, asst ed. of Doctor Who Magazine as filming begins on the
first regular series of episodes since 1989.
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 and comment. Hour 2 - Kathryn Lee Scott of "Dark
Shadows". Hour 3 - a Dark Shadows interview (rebroadcast).
THE FIRST 40 YEARS:
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
(Everything airs 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Saturday 7-9AM BST "The Visitation" movie
Series 19, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Tegan learns that she needs to be more specific with the Doctor. He
gets her back to Heathrow Airport on time to meet her flight.
Indeed, they arrive early. 317 years early. Plenty of time to get
through security, but a tad impractical. Fortunately there's a bunch
of aliens causing trouble to deal with.
Sunday 7-8AM BST "Black Orchid" movie
Series 19, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The 5th Doctor takes part in a cricket match and stays around for a
dinner party, when a murder intrudes on events. The first non-sci-fi
historical in the series since The Highlanders in the 2nd Doctor's
Thursday 6:04PM "The Three Doctors" ep 2 of 4
Monday 6:04PM "The Three Doctors" ep 3 of 4
Tuesday 6:03PM "The Three Doctors" ep 4 of 4
Series 10, Episodes 2 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
10th anniversary story. The Time Lords send earlier versions of the
Doctor (Patrick Troughton, William Hartnell) to help the current
Doctor and UNIT deal with a threat to the cosmos emerging from a
Black Hole. The Brigadier finally travels in the TARDIS.
Wednesday 6:03PM "Carnival Of Monsters" ep 1 of 4
Series 10, Episode 5. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The 3rd Doctor and Jo search for the world of Metebelis III.
Instead, they find a boat apparently in the Indian Ocean in 1926. A
boat being savaged by an alien sea monster.
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 Seeds Of Doom" pts 5+6 of 6
Series 13, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Krynoid grows and turns the area plant life against humanity.
UNIT and the 4th Doctor race to outwit the plant rebellion before
the Krynoid can become a mommy.
Thursday "The Masque Of Mandragora" pts 1+2 of 4
Friday "The Masque Of Mandragora" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 14, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Aka the hitch-hiker's guide to conquering the earth. Step 1 - be an
extremely powerful ball of energy. Step 2 - sneak into a TARDIS and
pilot it to Earth at a time in history when something sort of like
you is expected to turn up. Step 3 - cause carnage.
Saturday "Pyramids Of Mars" all 4 pts
Series 13, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
An archaeological dig unleashes the servants of the being Sutekh,
who desire to free him from perpetual imprisonment in hopes of being
eaten along with the rest of the cosmos. Rather suicidal, those
servants of Sutekh.
Sunday "The Brain Of Morbius" all 4 pts
Series 13, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor and Sarah are invited to dinner at the table of
Professor Solon. The 4th Doctor's head is invited to stick around a
bit longer and be placed on a different body. The Doctor declines,
but Solon is rather insistent.
Monday "The Hand Of Fear" pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday "The Hand Of Fear" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 14, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The loser of a war is executed. But when the execution is not
complete, a piece of Eldrad survives, to be discovered millions of
years later by Sarah Jane Smith.
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 August 21.
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 9+10 of 14 (Terror
Of The Vervoids pts 1+2)
Series 23, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Colin Baker.
The 6th Doctor begins his defense with a tale of his adventures in
the future. Rather cheeky, as the implication is that if he is
executed he will never be able to do those actions in the future. A
spaceliner is in danger, as multiple murderers are on board
seemingly oblivious to each other, bringing death and doubt.
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 "Planet Of The Daleks" movie (80s edited
Series 10, Episodes 15,16,18 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Running at about 1 hour, 45 minutes, this version of Planet Of The
Daleks was prepared in the 1980s to attempt to make a coherent
version that did not include the black & white episode. It almost
succeeds at the illusion. The 3rd Doctor and a Thal expeditionary
force team up to stop the Daleks from learning the secrets of
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Pre-empted by pledge drives. Doctor Who returns August 14.
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CDT "Earthshock" pt 1 of 4
Series 19, Episode 19. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Adric and the 5th Doctor have a row. While the Doctor calms down
exploring caves on Earth, military forces search the same caves for
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 Leisure Hive" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 18, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor and Romana decide to ignore K9's predicament and take
a second vacation. This time - a trip to Argolis, home of the
Leisure Hive, where a new brand of science is being made.
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
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Doctor Who returns August 14.
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 "Inferno" eps 5,6,+7 of 7
Series 7, Episodes 23 through 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
3 episodes this weekend. In the alternate universe, the Earth's
crust has been pierced. Stahlmann's gas has been unleashed. It may
not be possible to put the genie back in the bottle. Episode 5
includes a scene where the characters listen to a radio. It's a very
good scene - the only scene I remember from the first time I saw the
story at a very young age. Scarily, the scene was cut from the
original UK showing in 1970 because they figured fans would notice
the voice on the radio was Pertwee's. Thank goodness the scene got
put in the overseas version and survives to this day.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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