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This Week In Doctor Who - September 15, 2004

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    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - September 15, 2004 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 7, No 37 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - September 15, 2004
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 7, No 37
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
      thisweekindoctorwho-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

      Outpost Gallifrey http://www.gallifreyone.com reported late last
      week that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
      http://www.cbc.ca is the first overseas broadcaster to buy rights to
      the new Doctor Who episodes, ordering them sight unseen. Doctor Who
      is expected to be among the shows ptiched to broadcasters at the
      Mipcom convention in France in October. The sales information
      (including many spoilers) is on the new series news page on Outpost
      Gallifrey.

      KUED Salt Lake City http://www.kued.org has confirmed that they are
      leaving the 5th Doctor era of stories early and jumping to mid-4th
      Doctor, starting with The Invisible Enemy on September 18. The Tom
      Baker stories will air in production order, not broadcast order.
      Maryland Public TV http://www.mpt.org is also jumping to an earlier
      point in the Doctor Who story rotation on the 18th, going to Patrick
      Troughton's stories with The Tomb Of The Cybermen.

      The American Who online radio show http://www.americanwho.net
      reports record downloads of its most recent episode. 702 as of 6AM
      EDT Wednesday September 15. The episode, dubbed "The Great Dalek
      Debate!" until it went online on September 11, features an extended
      interview with Rob Shearman, a writer on the new series. Daleks and
      other topics are discussed.

      ABC Australia http://www.abc.net.au/tv changed the start time of
      several Doctor Who episodes to 6PM at short notice due to coverage
      of Federal Election 2004. It looks like Doctor Who will begin
      earlier on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until the election on 9 October.

      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 Smith: Noel Clarke
      Jackie: Camille Coduri
      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
      45 minute episodes
      First broadcaster - BBC One
      Overseas Sales:
      1) CBC Canada

      RADIO/INTERNET:

      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 TBA.
      Current episode:
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/91104.mp3
      Rob Shearman (writer on the new Doctor Who series and of several Big
      Finish audios) talks with Joey about the Daleks and more in a candid
      interview.

      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
      See website for details after this week's show is recorded. At press
      time, at least 2 hours of Joey and David's adventures with Dragoncon
      and Hurricane Frances.

      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)
      Saturday 7:05-9AM BST "Warriors Of The Deep" movie
      Series 21, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      After skipping The Five Doctors in rotation, see the return of the
      Silurians and the Sea Devils. They both want revenge on the human
      race, and think that setting off a nuclear war would leave nobody
      left but themselves.
      Sunday 7-8AM BST "The Awakening" movie
      Series 21, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Tegan's grandfather has disappeared, but the village of Little
      Hobcombe doesn't care. War Games are underway. Lethal war games.

      AUSTRALIA:

      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thursday 6:03PM "Death To The Daleks" pt 2 of 4
      Monday 6:03PM "Death To The Daleks" pt 3 of 4
      Tuesday 6:00PM "Death To The Daleks" pt 4 of 4
      Series 11, Episodes 12 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      An uneasy truce between the Daleks and the 3rd Doctor frays. The
      planet Exxilon holds the cure to a plague threatening humanity and
      Dalek kind. If anyone can get off alive. Hungry killer city played
      by Itself.
      Wednesday 6:00PM "The Monster Of Peladon" pt 1 of 6
      Series 11, Episode 15. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The 3rd Doctor returns to Peladon to check up on things. In 50
      years, the political situation has, if anything, degenerated.

      CANADA/USA:

      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      7 Days A Week 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories
      weekends
      Wednesday "The Pirate Planet" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 16, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The Pirate Captain decides he needs to destroy one more planet to
      achieve his final objective - a planet nobody should miss - Earth.
      Thursday "The Stones Of Blood" pts 1+2 of 4
      Friday "The Stones Of Blood" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 16, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Romana's first visit to Earth is rather depressing. High heels in
      wet muddy terrain. Killer moving stones. And two human females who
      seem to want to get in on the fun. Romana finds keeping all of them
      and the Doctor in check very taxing.
      Saturday "The Sun Makers" all 4 pts
      Series 15, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The Doctor and Leela find a future where humanity has been driven to
      Pluto and works as near-slaves for a government/corporation. A
      taxing dilemma.
      Sunday "Underworld" all 4 pts
      Series 15, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The 4th Doctor joins an expedition of doomed souls trying to
      retrieve the race bank that could revive the Minyan species.
      Monday "The Androids Of Tara" pts 1+2 of 4
      Tuesday "The Androids Of Tara" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 16, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Right after finding the 4th segment of the Key To Time, Romana gets
      drawn into the politics, assassinations, and wedding ambitions of
      Count Grendel of Gracht.

      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 6 of 6
      Series 13, Episode 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The Krynoid grows to enormous size, consuming the mansion, taking
      over plant life, and planning to have baby pods.

      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 "Paradise Towers" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 24, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      The Great Architect decides it is time to return to the towers and
      wipe out all humans. Unless the Kangs, Rezzies, Caretakers, and Pex
      work together, humanity is doomed.

      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 Midnight-1:32AM EDT "The Tomb Of The Cybermen" movie
      Series 5, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.
      MPT skips back to the 2nd Doctor era. The Doctor, Jamie, and
      Victoria join an expedition seeking out the last remains of the
      Cybermen. The Doctor fears tragic consequences if the expedition
      finds the Cyber-tombs. But no one listens.

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
      analog 48
      digital 48-2 (34-2)
      Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
      Saturday 11PM EDT "The Ambassadors Of Death" eps 1+2 of 7
      Series 7, Episodes 12 through 13. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Snippier than normal, the 3rd Doctor helps the British Space
      Programme bring down a space capsule that loses contact with Earth.
      Traitors at the space station complicate matters.

      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 3 of 4
      Series 19, Episode 25. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Khalid's true identity is revealed. Yup, it's that guy.

      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 "Full Circle" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 18, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Mistfall brings the Marshpeople and the Alzarians into conflict. A
      long-kept secret endangers the survival prospects of the Alzarians.

      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, 19-1
      Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
      Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
      Saturday 11:30PM MDT "The Invisible Enemy" pt 1 of 4
      Series 15, Episode 5. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      KUED skips to the middle of Tom Baker's era. A parasite invades the
      Doctor's mind, creating danger for Leela.

      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 Claws Of Axos" eps 1+2 of 4
      Series 8, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      A US investigator visits U*N*I*T to help in the hunt for the Master.
      His quest is interrupted when a spaceship approaches Earth for
      mysterious purposes.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2004.
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