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This Week In Doctor Who - August 25, 2004

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    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - August 25, 2004 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 7, No 34 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - August 25, 2004
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 7, No 34
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
      thisweekindoctorwho-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

      Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts around the
      world. Rather slow week, so probably something big will happen in
      September and throw us all for a loop.

      For any Canadians who missed it last week, BBC Kids
      http://www.bbckids.ca is moving Doctor Who from 1AM Eastern to 2AM
      Eastern effective Monday 6 September. Still 2 episodes weekdays and
      complete stories on weekends. The 3:30AM repeat is being
      discontinued.

      With the US/Canadian Region 1 DVD of Pyramids Of Mars coming out on
      September 7th, I'm reminded that once again the Howard Da Silva
      introductions to the episodes will be included as an extra. If the
      name Howard Da Silva draws a blank, check the following two links
      from the archives:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho/message/110 -
      The Howard Da Silva story as detailed by TJ Lubinsky in 2001. Why
      was an actor hired to do voice overs for a British TV show coming to
      the US in 1978? Compiled shortly before the release of the first
      batch of Doctor Who DVDs in the US in 2001, which included The
      Robots Of Death.
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho/message/111 -
      Followup with TJ Lubinsky in February 2002 detailing the Howard Da
      Silva intros used for The Ark In Space, which was released on DVD in
      the US later that year.

      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:

      THE SECOND 40 YEARS:

      DOCTOR WHO
      Doctor: Christopher Eccleston
      Rose Tyler: Billie Piper
      Mickey: Noel Clarke (semi-regular?)
      Jackie: Camille Coduri (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

      RADIO/INTERNET:

      BBC 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
      Realplayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/bbc7.shtml
      Windows Player http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/bbc7_asx.shtml
      Saturday 6:40PM + 12:40AM BST "Slipback" 3 part version, ep 2
      (Episode 1's archive at same link until Episode 2 airs)
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/listenagain/saturday/rams/1840.ram
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/listenagain/saturday/rams/0040.ram
      More adventures on the Vipod Mor, as the 6th Doctor and Peri run
      into two very annoying policemen. Originally episodes 3 and 4 of 6
      when aired on the radio in 1985.

      BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/webcasts/shada
      "Shada" - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward. Remake of the classic
      unfinished Douglas Adams story. 6 episodes long.
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/webcasts/shalka
      "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.
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/webcasts/realtime
      "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 September 1 - The Great Dalek Debate! Guests TBA.
      Current episode:
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/81704.mp3
      Keith Barnfather (Reeltime Pictures) discusses researching the US
      history of Doctor Who and preserving knowledge for the future. MJ
      Simpson (Douglas Adams' biographer) comments on the sci-fi legend's
      involvement with Doctor Who.

      Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com
      on Business Talk Network http://www.businesstalkradio.net
      Saturday 8-11PM EDT (5-8PM PDT) http://www.krradio.com (repeat of
      previous week's episode, live audio stream)
      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
      3 hours of news and comment. Tune in to find out why says Joey
      Reynolds Donovan. A look at their website shows hour 1 -
      "Arrivederci Lauren!", hour 2 - "Final Lauren!", hour 3 - "Be
      Forever Lauren!" Considering that one of the features on the site
      right now is Lauren Urban saying her goodbyes as she moves to
      Buffalo and steps down as a regular co-host, I think we can piece
      this edition together.

      THE FIRST 40 YEARS:

      UK:

      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      (All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
      Pre-empted by Carry On movie weekend (yup, another Bank Holiday)

      AUSTRALIA:

      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thursday 6:02PM "The Green Death" ep 6 of 6
      Series 10, Episode 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Will Jo Grant choose a disastrous life with Professor Jones or stay
      with the Doctor? Will BOSS be the BOSS of the Earth? Doctor Who, or,
      how I learned to stop worrying and love the fungus. But seriously,
      have a hankey ready for the last 5 minutes.
      Monday 6:04PM "The Time Warrior" pt 1 of 4
      Tuesday 6:04PM "The Time Warrior" pt 2 of 4
      Wednesday 6:04PM "The Time Warrior" pt 3 of 4
      Series 11, Episodes 1 through 3. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The 3rd Doctor discovers that scientists are being taken from the
      20th Century back to the 11th Century to repair an alien spaceship.
      The Sontaran who owns the spaceship is creating lots of nasty
      anachronisms in history. The Doctor heads back to clean things up.

      CANADA/USA:

      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      7 Days A Week 1 + 3:30AM EDT (10PM + 12:30AM PDT) - 2 episodes
      weekdays, full stories weekends) - moves to 2AM EDT with no repeats
      on Monday 6 September
      Wednesday "Horror Of Fang Rock" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 15, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The Rutan continues killing off the inhabitants of the Lighthouse,
      as the Doctor and Leela seek out its master plan.
      Thursday "The Invisible Enemy" pts 1+2 of 4
      Friday "The Invisible Enemy" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 15, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Leela must take charge when the 4th Doctor's mind is invaded by a
      parasite who is leading a spearhead preparing to conquer the galaxy.
      How well will Leela fare solo?
      Saturday "The Face Of Evil" all 4 pts
      Series 14, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      I suppose after the last 2 descriptions there's no point in calling
      Leela a guest star in this story. It's the first encounter of Leela
      with the Doctor. Savage and Time Lord - saving each other's skins.
      Sunday "The Robots Of Death" all 4 pts
      Series 14, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The crew of a Sand Miner are marked for death one by one. When the
      4th Doctor and Leela arrive, they seem ready-made suspects. But
      since the crew did not read the title of the story, they did not
      consider the other gruesome possibility for murder suspects.
      Monday "Image Of The Fendahl" pts 1+2 of 4
      Tuesday "Image Of The Fendahl" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 15, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The 4th Doctor and Leela battle black magic and an ancient skull who
      is still alive and out for death. What is the secret behind the
      Fendahleen? Can Earth be spared?

      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 5 of 6
      Series 13, Episode 25. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The Krynoid is large and in charge of leading a plant rebellion
      against all animal life. Can the Doctor and Sarah get Scorby to help
      them long enough to save the world, or will self-preservation lead
      to self-destruction? Doctor Who will be pre-empted by pledge drives
      on September 4 and 11, with this story concluding on September 18.

      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 "Time And The Rani" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 24, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      A surprise regeneration throws both Mel and the evil Rani for a
      loop. There's a new Doctor, and no one knows how he will react. Can
      the Rani con him into completing a special task? Will Mel be able to
      find anyone who believes a word she says? Will the Tetraps get to
      show some tongue? Tune in Saturday.

      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 "Death To The Daleks" movie
      Series 11, Episodes 11 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The TARDIS, humans, and the Daleks all get stranded on a planet
      where power doesn't corrupt - it drains away. Absolute power drains
      away absolutely. Mortal enemies join forces searching for a way to
      escape Exxilon before it is too late.

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
      analog 48
      digital 48-2 (34-2)
      Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
      Saturday 11PM EDT "Doctor Who and the Silurians" eps 3+4 of 7
      Series 7, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The 3rd Doctor tries to make contact with the Silurians to negotiate
      a peace. But Dr. Quinn is very unhelpful.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital 9 - not on air
      Champaign Dish 12,7407
      Saturday 11:40PM CDT "Earthshock" pt 4 of 4
      Series 19, Episode 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The Cybermen plan to use the freighter to cause mass destruction on
      Earth. An unlikely hero emerges to try to save humanity.

      IPTV Iowa http://www.sffn.com/ http://www.iptv.org
      analog 11, 32, 27, 12, 21, 24, 32, 36, 36
      digital 11-3 (50-3), 32-3 (35-3), 27-3 (28-3), 45, 25, 18, 33, 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 "Meglos" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 18, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Identity theft. Meglos, last of the Zolfa-Thurans and all-around
      Cactus, impersonates the 4th Doctor to infiltrate a world where a
      valuable artefact is worshipped. To keep the Doctor and Romana from
      interfering, Meglos traps them in a chronic hysteresis. Similar to a
      time loop, but not quite the same.

      KUED/KUEW-DT/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/St. George/Richfield, UT
      http://www.kued.org
      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 "The King's Demons" pt 2 of 2
      Series 20, Episode 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The Master's plot is revealed.

      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 7PM + 12:30AM PDT "The Mind Of Evil" eps 1+2 of 6
      Series 8, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The 3rd Doctor and Jo want to investigate a new device to experiment
      on condemned prisoners. But the Brigadier wants them for an multi-
      nation peace conference.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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