THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - September 22, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 38
A year ago this week, Outpost Gallifrey http://www.gallifreyone.com
broke the news that Doctor Who would finally return as a firstrun TV
series in 2005. It's been a surprisingly quick year. Outpost
Gallifrey and the BBC's Doctor Who site
have chronicled the saga as we
have anxiously awaited the new chapter in Doctor Who's run. Now
filming is well underway. This time next year the first set of 13
episodes should have aired in the UK and some other countries. The
wait is not over yet, but we are getting closer.
Upcoming airings of Doctor Who (the 1996 TV Movie) on the
Starz/Encore Movie Pack http://www.starz.com
. Spanish language
audio on secondary channel:
Wednesday 6 October 8AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Saturday 9 October 6:50AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Sunday 24 October 8:15AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Friday 29 October 6:10AM, 6:20PM, & 12:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West
Friday 29 October 7:10AM, 7:20PM, & 1:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West
To anyone confused by what you saw last Saturday on Maryland Public
or KUED Salt Lake City, UT
- both stations skipped back to an earlier point
in the Doctor Who series, presumably because they had no stories
beyond the points where they were. Maryland Public TV is now airing
the Patrick Troughton stories while KUED has gone to the middle of
the Tom Baker era. To date, I have found no evidence of any of the
other 6 US Doctor Who affiliates planning to jump out of rotation
before the end of October.
Corrections and updates are always welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
, 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 Tyler: 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:
9/25 - Maureen O'Brien (Vicki), part 1
10/9 - Maureen O'Brien, part 2
10/23 - Peter Purves (Steven Taylor), part 1
11/10 - Peter Purves, part 2
11/24 - Tom Baker (audio from 1983 KTEH 54 special)
12/11 - Barry Letts (repeat, commercial free unlike original
Rob Shearman from the new episodes writing staff discusses Daleks
and other developments in a candid interview with Joey. Once the
Maureen O'Brien interview goes up, this one goes down. If you
haven't tuned in yet, hurry.
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
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
Hour 1 - News & Comment. Hour 2 - Stephen Viro of Unearthed Films.
Hour 3 - best of Overdrive.
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 "Frontios" movie
Series 21, Episodes 7 through 10. Doctor: Peter Davison.
At the end of time, the survivors of humanity toil away on a new
planet. But from underneath, a mysterious presence devours. While
from overhead, asteroid bombardments wreck attempts at rebuilding
civilization. The Doctor's help is needed. But he is not allowed to
Sunday 7-9AM BST "Planet Of Fire" movie
Series 21, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Following the events of Resurrection Of The Daleks (not currently
available to UKTV Gold), the 5th Doctor investigates an alien
artefact discovered on Earth. The artefact leads to the planet Sarn,
a planet that Turlough seems to understand very well.
Thursday 6:05PM "The Monster Of Peladon" pt 2 of 6
Monday 6:03PM "The Monster Of Peladon" pt 3 of 6
Tuesday 6:01PM "The Monster Of Peladon" pt 4 of 6
Wednesday 6:02PM "The Monster Of Peladon" pt 5 of 6
Series 11, Episodes 16 through 19. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The 3rd Doctor and Sarah try to bring peace between the miners and
the government of Peladon before the benevolent Galactic Federation
sends less than benevolent peacekeepers.
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
7 Days A Week 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories
Wednesday "The Power Of Kroll" pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday "The Power Of Kroll" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 16, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 5th Doctor and Romana deal with the natives of a swamp moon and
miners trying to collect gas from the moon. While the 5th segment of
the Key To Time seems nowhere to be found, there is a lovely giant
squid creature being worshiped as god and out to eat everyone.
Friday "The Armageddon Factor" pts 1+2 of 6
Series 16, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The search for the final segment of the Key To Time leads to an
interplanetary nuclear war. For once, somebody actually knows about
the Key segments. Alas, the somebody is a Shadow working for the
Black Guardian's team.
Saturday "The Invasion Of Time" all 6 pts
Series 15, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor becomes President of the Time Lords of Gallifrey,
setting off a reign of terror, death, jelly babies, awkward romance,
Sunday "The Ribos Operation" all 4 pts
Series 16, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The first segment of the Key To Time can be found on Ribos, a planet
in the middle of its icy season, where a simple con game gets overly
Monday "The Armageddon Factor" pts 3+4 of 6
Tuesday "The Armageddon Factor" pts 5+6 of 6
Series 16, Episodes 23 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
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 Masque Of Mandragora" pt 1 of 4
Series 14, Episode 1. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Mandragora Helix, presumably not inspired by the Hitchhiker's
Guide To The Galaxy (which didn't exist in 1976), hitches a lift in
the TARDIS to get to Earth in 1492 and engage in conquest.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EDT "Delta And The Bannermen" pts 1+2 of 3
Series 24, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
The sole survivor of a holocaust tries to elude the Bannermen
hunting her by hiding out on a Retro Tour to 20th Century Earth. The
same tour that Mel and the 7th Doctor are on. And it's looking
increasingly unlikely that any of them will make it to Disneyland.
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-2AM EDT "The Dominators" movie
Series 6, Episodes 1 through 5. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.
The 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe land on an island that stopped being
radioactive one evening with no explanation. Well, there are two
Dominators bossing anyone around who they find on the island, but
the Dulcians won't believe that story.
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 3+4 of 7
Series 7, Episodes 14 through 15. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The capsule with the astronauts has been stolen, and a spy at the
Space Centre is taking steps to neutralize the 3rd Doctor's
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CDT "Time-Flight" pt 4 of 4
Series 19, Episode 26. Doctor: Peter Davison.
As the 5th Doctor continues to try to outwit the Master, Tegan
considers the life she lost signing up with the TARDIS crew.
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 "State Of Decay" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 18, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Tom Baker.
While the 4th Doctor and Romana explore a planet where civilization
is collapsing, K9 confronts a stowaway in the TARDIS. Stowaway:
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 2 of 4
Series 15, Episode 6. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Leela rushes the 4th Doctor in for emergency medical treatment as
the virus operating out of his brain continues its spread through
his mind and others.
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 3+4 of 4
Series 8, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
To outwit Axos, the 3rd Doctor needs an unusual ally - the Master.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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