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This Week In Doctor Who - September 1, 2004

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - September 1, 2004 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 7, No 35 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 1, 2004
      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - September 1, 2004
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 7, No 35

      Maryland Public TV http://www.mpt.org started sending out notices to
      Doctor Who fans who had enquired about their odd September schedule
      (skipping 23 Tom Baker stories). The memorable part of the message I
      received (which you can read in full at
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho/message/246 was
      Maryland Public TV claiming that "the BBC is considering terminating
      PBS' rights to air this series and awarding exclusive rights to the
      Sci-Fi Channel". According to MPT, while Doctor Who's status is in
      question, they can only air the 30 episodes (I'm assuming they meant
      stories) they have on hand.

      It is important to note that Maryland Public TV is neither BBC
      Worldwide Americas nor are they Sci-Fi Channel. BBC Worldwide
      Americas has said nothing. Joey Reynolds of the "American Who" radio
      program checked with a Sr. VP in charge of programming at SciFi, who
      said: "It's news to me, and I'm the one with whom they would be
      negotiating, but if we were negotiating, I couldn't discuss it
      anyway..." Since neither party in a hypothetical negotiation confirm
      a negotiation, this must be classified as a rumor unless/until any
      additional evidence or sources appear. Rumors can later be proved
      accurate (Billie Piper in Doctor Who) or inaccurate (Bill Nighy is
      The Doctor), but without more information they are rumors.

      Meanwhile, the digital revolution slowly continues in the US.
      Maryland Public TV's Frederick transmitter WFPT-DT is now on the
      air, which digital TV tuners will find on channel 28 (remapped to 62
      on most tuners). Also, it seems that Iowa Public TV's digital
      simulcast of their analog lineup is on subchannel 2, not subchannel
      3 - it's been corrected.

      Canadian Doctor Who fans, Monday is when BBC Kids
      http://www.bbckids.ca moves Doctor Who from 1AM EDT to 2AM EDT and
      drops the 3:30AM repeat.

      The 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie will air on the US Starz/Encore network
      of movies again in October. Here are the confirmed broadcast dates:
      Wednesday October 6 8AM EDT/PDT Encore Mystery
      Saturday October 9 6:50AM EDT/PDT Encore Mystery
      Sunday October 24 8:15AM EDT/PDT Encore Mystery
      Friday October 29 6:10AM EDT/PDT Encore Mystery
      Friday October 29 7:10AM EDT/PDT Encore MoviePlex
      Friday October 29 6:20PM EDT/PDT Encore Mystery
      Friday October 29 7:20PM EDT/PDT Encore MoviePlex
      Late Friday October 29 12:45AM EDT/PDT Encore Mystery
      Late Friday October 29 1:45AM EDT/PDT Encore MoviePlex

      Keep an eye out for the early September American Who
      http://www.americanwho.net broadcast. The topic (The Great Dalek
      Debate!) sounds interesting, and host Joey is keeping the identity
      of the guest secret.

      The US/Canadian Region 1 DVD of Pyramids Of Mars coming out on
      September 7th . Once again the Howard Da Silva introductions will be
      included as an extra. Which brings us to 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:


      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


      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 3
      (Episode 2's archive at same link until Episode 3 airs)
      The Vipod Mor finds itself on course to encounter destiny.

      BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho
      "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 September 1 - The Great Dalek Debate! Guests TBA.
      Current episode:
      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, online 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
      Repeat segments for Labor Day. Fantasy Authors Tracy & Laura
      Hickman; Eric Reynolds from Fantagraphics on The Complete Peanuts;
      Addams Family composer Vic Mizzy.



      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      (All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
      Saturday 7:05-9AM BST "Mawdryn Undead" movie
      Series 20, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      1983 and 1977 collide at a Boys' School in England. The past and
      present of ex-Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart are threatened by the
      presence of the 5th Doctor, an alien named Mawdryn, and the return
      of the Black Guardian.
      Sunday 7-9AM BST "Terminus" movie
      Series 20, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The Black Guardian, still a fashion victim with the bird head
      hairdo, forces his agent on the TARDIS to commit sabotage.
      Abandoning ship, the 5th Doctor and company find themselves on the
      way to Terminus, the hospital at the dead centre of the Universe. A
      place of terror. And surprisingly clean walls.


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thursday 6:03PM "The Time Warrior" pt 4 of 4
      Series 11, Episode 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Lynx prepares his spaceship for launch, endangering the evil schemes
      of Irongron, along with the lives of anyone who has the misfortune
      to be near the spaceship at the time.
      Monday 6:02PM "Invasion" pt 1 of 6
      Tuesday 6:03PM "Invasion Of The Dinosaurs" pt 2 of 6
      Wednesday 6:03PM "Invasion Of The Dinosaurs" pt 3 of 6
      Series 11, Episodes 5 through 7. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Part One is titled simply "Invasion", and currently only exists in
      black & white. I have heard conflicting stories that it either has
      or has not aired on ABC before. The rest of the story remains in
      color. This story has sometimes aired as a 5 part version omitting
      part one and renumbering the other episodes accordingly. The 3rd
      Doctor and Sarah arrive in London to find it deserted of people but
      occupied by Dinosaurs. U*N*I*T hasn't found an answer yet. Can the
      Doctor find the right questions?


      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 "The Sun Makers" pts 1+2 of 4
      Thursday "The Sun Makers" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 15, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The 4th Doctor and Leela try to rally a revolution against an
      oppressive tax system and the evil alien corporation that runs it.
      But the oppressed masses are real idiots. Something to offend
      everybody in a classic Robert Holmes story.
      Friday "Underworld" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 15, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Good news and bad news for the Minyans. Bad news - you wasted the
      gifts the Time Lords gave you and nearly destroyed your race. Good
      news - you guilt tripped the Time Lords about it enough to geld and
      wreck their psyche for millenia. Now's your chance to try to guilt
      trip the Doctor into helping find your race bank to relaunch your
      species. Will he be smart enough to ignore you? Unlikely, the story
      is 4 episodes long. What can I say - you guilt trip well.
      Saturday "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" all 6 pts (1AM only)
      Series 14, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Doctor, Leela, London, Fog, Weng-Chiang, L'Hsen Chang, Mr. Sin,
      Theatre, Rat. The timeless classic airs another time.
      Sunday "Horror Of Fang Rock" all 4 pts
      Series 15, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      A lighthouse is under siege from a jelly-like alien who can
      impersonate humans and slowly kills the people stranded one foggy
      night. The 4th Doctor and Leela try to solve the mystery before
      everyone else is dead.
      Monday "Underworld" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 15, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker. (now 2AM only)
      Tuesday "The Invasion Of Time" pts 1+2 of 6
      Series 15, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The 4th Doctor returns to Gallifrey and announces he is to be
      coronated as President. This comes as a big shock to the Time Lords,
      a bigger shock to Leela, and a ho-hum to K9.

      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 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 3+4 of 4
      Series 24, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      The Rani wants the geniuses (with help from the 7th Doctor) to
      complete an equation to launch an asteroid of Strange Matter.
      There's got to be an easier way to solve a math problem than to
      kidnap brilliant minds from Earth. Has anyone suggested a graphing

      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), 62-2 (28-
      2), 54
      DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
      Baltimore Dish 22,8736
      Late Saturday Mid EDT "The Monster Of Peladon" movie
      Series 11, Episodes 15 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The 3rd Doctor returns to Peladon, this time with Sarah Jane Smith.
      50 years have passed, and Peladon still hasn't figured out how to
      properly handle the Galactic Federation. The Doctor faces Aggedor,
      angry Peladonians, and shifty Federation operatives.

      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 5+6 of 7
      Series 7, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The Young Silurian tries to unleash a plague that would wipe out
      humanity. He desires no peace with Humans.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital 9 - not on air
      Champaign Dish 12,7407
      Saturday 11:40PM CDT "Time-Flight" pt 1 of 4
      Series 19, Episode 23. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Stunned and saddened, the 5th Doctor and crew finally arrive at
      Heathrow Airport in the 20th Century. A Concorde has disappeared.
      Will the 5th Doctor help look for it, or be mistaken for the culprit?

      IPTV Iowa http://www.sffn.com/ http://www.iptv.org
      analog 11, 32, 27, 12, 21, 24, 32, 36, 36
      digital 11-2 (50-2), 32-2 (35-2), 27-2 (28-2), 45, 25, 18, 33, 35, 34
      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 3+4 of 4
      Series 18, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The 4th Doctor is accused of the crime of Meglos. Now he may face
      death unless Romana can clear him and K9 can stop acting like a lawn

      KUED/KUEW-DT/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/St. George/Richfield, UT
      analog 7
      digital 7-1 (42-1), 18-1, 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.
      Yup, the same episodes originally scheduled for last week. Next
      week's schedule is TBA, with Doctor Who definitely airing on
      September 18.

      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 3+4 of 6
      Series 8, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      A villain is exposed, a peace conference is threatened, a machine to
      cleanse minds starts to kill, and the prints are in black & white
      because someone destroyed the color version. It's the middle of The
      Mind Of Evil.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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