This Week In Doctor Who - September 29, 2004
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - September 29, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 39
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA http://www.kteh.org is airing an archival
interview they did with Peter Davison regarding Doctor Who this
Saturday night at 1:35AM PDT. While they don't have the rights for
Doctor Who at the moment, they are trying to put more sci-fi back on
the lineup, including Red Dwarf weekly starting this weekend and
more archival Doctor Who interviews in November.
DirecTV http://www.directv.com is expected to add several more local
cities to their satellite service in the next month. Cities where a
station airs Doctor Who (Champaign, IL, Cedar Rapids, IA, Quad
Cities, IA-IL) have been noted in the column with the theoretical
start date. Any information is tentative - satellite subscribers in
those areas should keep an eye on http://www.dbstalk.com ,
http://www.dbsforums.com , and http://www.satelliteguys.us to see
when/if the local channels actually become available.
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
Corrections and updates are always welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
firstname.lastname@example.org , bfelliott@... , TWIDW on AOL IM ,
and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. Here are the listings:
THE CURRENT EPISODES:
Doctor: Christopher Eccleston
Rose Tyler: Billie Piper
Mickey Smith: Noel Clarke
Jackie Tyler: Camille Coduri
Captain Jack: John Barrowman
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
Maureen O'Brien (Vicki in the Hartnell era) discusses life, acting,
writing, and her part in the Doctor Who legend. Part 1 of 2.
Rob Shearman from the new episodes writing staff discusses Daleks
and other developments in a candid interview with Joey.
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 (encore broadcast)
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
The X-Prize for Spacecraft, the shock news of a sequel
to "Spaceballs", and comments on yet another Hurricane ravaging
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Saturday 7-9AM BST "The Caves Of Androzani" movie
Series 21, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Spectrox. The most valuable substance in the universe for humans.
Can extend lifespans. Keep you healthy. The 5th Doctor and Peri find
themselves on the wrong side of a battle between the military and
Sharaz Jek, a man who's life was destroyed in deceptions over
spectrox. The 5th Doctor's time may be running out.
Sunday 7-9AM BST "The Twin Dilemma" movie
Series 21, Episodes 21 through 24. Doctor: Colin Baker.
The Doctor's regeneration goes badly, leaving him on the brink
between sanity and lunacy. Unready and unstable, the new 6th Doctor
finds himself forced to save a world from destruction and rescue
Thursday 6:04PM "The Monster Of Peladon" pt 6 of 6
Series 11, Episode 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The exciting adventure on Peladon comes to a conclusion.
Monday 6:03PM "Planet Of The Spiders" pt 1 of 6
Tuesday 6:02PM "Planet Of The Spiders" pt 2 of 6
Wednesday 6:02PM "Planet Of The Spiders" pt 3 of 6
Series 11, Episodes 21 through 23. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The blue crystal the 3rd Doctor brought back from Metebelis III is
causing problems on Earth. It has mental powers that are hurting
people, and it has the attention of Spiders on Metebelis who want it
back. The one with the Tibetan Monestary where almost everyone wears
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
7 Days A Week 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories
Wednesday "Destiny Of The Daleks" pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday "Destiny Of The Daleks" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 17, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Daleks return to their ancestral home of Skaro in search of the
key to fighting the Movellan armada - a source of illogic. The
source turns out to be ...
Friday "City Of Death" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 17, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor and Romana come to 20th Century Paris for a restful
vacation, only to find someone meddling with time and threatening
the existence of humanity. Written by Douglas Adams under a
Saturday "The Pirate Planet" all 4 pts
Series 16, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 2nd segment of the Key To Time is on a planet that has
mysteriously vanished. In its place is another planet run by a
Pirate Captain with a very loud voice. Written by Douglas Adams.
Sunday "The Stones Of Blood" all 4 pts
Series 16, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
An ancient stone circle named Nine Travelers has baffled
archaeologists by apparently changing the number of immovable
travelers periodically. It is also the meeting place of a blood cult
which is about to find it has competition in the killing field.
Monday "City Of Death" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 17, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Tuesday "The Creature From The Pit" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 17, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Tom Baker.
A distress call brings the TARDIS to Chloris, where dissidents get
thrown into a Pit for deadly heart to heart talks with a giant green
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 2 of 4
Series 14, Episode 2. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Mandragora Helix is at work in pre-Renaissance Italy, causing
chaos for the 4th Doctor and the evil Count Giuliano, who wants to
focus on murdering his nephew instead.
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" pt 3 of 3
Series 24, Episode 11. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Bees and an interspecies romance may form the key of saving Delta's
race from destruction.
Saturday 11:30PM EDT "Dragonfire" pt 1 of 3
Series 24, Episode 12. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Sabalom Glitz regales the 7th Doctor with a tale of hidden treasure.
A bit too aggressively.
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
Saturday 11:59PM-1:33AM EDT "The Mind Robber" movie
Series 6, Episodes 6 through 10. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.
An emergency TARDIS takeoff throws the 2nd Doctor and crew into a
dimension where classical fiction comes to life before your eyes.
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 5+6 of 7
Series 7, Episodes 16 through 17. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The "ambassadors" are being used for robberies and murders to create
conflict with Mars. Saboteurs try to keep the Doctor from taking off
as an astronaut in the space module.
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign DirecTV 12 (coming 10/5/04?)
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CDT "Arc Of Infinity" pt 1 of 4
Series 20, Episode 1. Doctor: Peter Davison.
A being from another universe tries to bond with the 5th Doctor,
causing consternation among the Time Lords.
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 DirecTV 12 (coming 10/12/04?)
Cedar Rapids Dish 12,9161
Omaha DirecTV 32
Omaha Dish 32,9146
Sioux City Dish 27,7195
Quad Cities DirecTV 36 (coming 10/19/04?)
Quad Cities Dish 36,7607 (not yet available)
Saturday 11:35PM CDT "State Of Decay" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 18, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor and Romana learn that the vampires they face are old
enemies of the Time Lords, with a leader who must be destroyed at
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 3 of 4
Series 15, Episode 7. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Copies of the 4th Doctor and Leela take a one way journey into the
Doctor's chaotic mind, hunting the Nucleus of the Swarm before it
can take full control.
KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA http://www.kbtc.org
digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
Seattle DirecTV 28,970
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Saturday 7PM + 12:30AM PDT "Colony In Space" eps 1+2 of 6
Series 8, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The Time Lords need an agent who can investigate the theft of
information on a Doomsday Weapon. Noticing the 3rd Doctor exiled on
Earth in a rare week without an alien invasion, the Time Lords
decide to use him.
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
digital 54-1 (50-1), 25
San Francisco DirecTV 54,903
San Francisco Dish 54,8234
Monterey Dish 25,9190
Late Saturday 1:35AM PDT "Interview With Peter Davison" interview
KTEH encores their interview with Peter Davison looking at his time
as the 5th Doctor and more. They're also trying to relaunch their
Sci-Fi Sunday lineup, with Red Dwarf airing weekly in order starting
Sunday October 3 at 10PM PDT. Oddly enough, DirecTV local channel
subscribers in Monterey get the National PBS feed on channel 25, not
KTEH/KCAH. More KTEH produced Doctor Who interviews from the 80s and
90s are expected to air in November.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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