This Week In Doctor Who - September 15, 2004
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - September 15, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 37
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
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-
email@example.com , 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 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
1) CBC Canada
"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 TBA.
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
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:
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.
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
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.
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
7 Days A Week 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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