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This Week In Doctor Who - October 13, 2004

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - October 13, 2004 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 7, No 41 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 13, 2004
      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - October 13, 2004
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 7, No 41

      BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree will air Doctor Who
      Confidential each week immediately following firstrun episodes of
      the Doctor Who series in 2005. Doctor Who Confidential will be a
      weekly 30 minute behind the scenes look at the episodes designed for
      the general public. Each broadcast will have a specific theme.
      Doctor Who is not the first show to have a special secondary feature
      on BBC Three about it - 24 and Eastenders have also been used to
      provide special material for the channel. BBC Three should be
      available to anyone in the UK who has Freeview, Digital Cable, or
      Sky Digital. Sky Digital subscribers in Ireland who can see BBC One
      and Two should also get BBC Three - you may need to manually add the
      channel, but it's my understanding that the channel is there to get.

      New Hampshire Public TV http://www.nhptv.org announced on October 12
      that they are discontinuing Doctor Who after 24 years on their
      lineup. The last episode will be November 13 and the last story
      appears to be The Hand Of Fear. Here is the notice sent to fans who
      supported Doctor Who on NHPTV:

      Dear Doctor Who fans,

      We are sorry to inform you that "Doctor Who"'s last appearance on
      New Hampshire Public Television will be Saturday, November 13th.
      There are many wonderful programs that NHPTV would like to air and
      unfortunately, we cannot maintain "Doctor Who" and introduce new
      programs to our schedule. We are very sorry to disappoint you.

      Our contract with the BBC for "Doctor Who" expires this fall and we
      will not be renewing it. The British programs are extraordinarily
      expensive and in this tough budget year, we just can't afford them
      anymore. "Doctor Who is probably one of the most expensive British
      programs we air. We realize that NHPTV is the only public televisio
      in NE that is still airing "Doctor Who." NHPTV is sensitive to our
      science fiction viewers and we are looking for alternative programs,
      but we have not found anything comparable yet.

      There are at least a few weeks of the good Doctor left to enjoy
      though. Six different episodes will air this month, with the last
      episode set for November 13th. Also, many of the "Doctor Who" series
      are also available on DVD now: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho .

      Again, thank you for your understanding and we hope that you will
      continue to enjoy and support NHPTV programs that entertain, educate
      and enrich.

      Tamara Hindle
      Viewer Services
      New Hampshire Public Television

      TWIDW editor's note - NHPTV has directed fans to the Region 2 PAL
      DVD releases. http://www.whona.com and http://www.gallifreyone.com
      are two of many DVD sources that will be more relevant if you are
      getting Region 1 DVDs (US/Canada).

      Alas, with the departure of NHPTV that will leave just seven regular
      broadcasters in the US airing Doctor Who.

      While there are rumors of other international broadcasters looking
      seriously at the new Doctor Who series, the only publicly announced
      sale as of this writing is with CBC Canada http://www.cbc.ca .
      Hopefully now that the Mipcom http://www.mipcom.com conference in
      France is completed, more sales will occur/be announced. The BBC has
      announced that they are launching BBC Japan in Japan on 1 December -
      little is known about the specific programs it will air, though I
      would not consider it a likely location for the new episodes.

      Sky One http://www.skyone.co.uk will air the 1966 theatrical
      movie "Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150AD" late Saturday October 23 at
      12:45AM BST. This is the colour movie remake of The Dalek Invasion
      Of Earth, with Peter Cushing playing Dr. Who.

      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:
      Encore Mystery:
      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
      Encore MoviePlex:
      Friday 29 October 7:10AM, 7:20PM, & 1:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West

      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 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
      Overseas Sales
      1) CBC Canada
      Tie-In Series - Doctor Who Confidential - weekly on BBC Three right
      after each episode's premiere on BBC One


      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
      Current Episode:
      Conclusion of the interview with Maureen O'Brien. Her memories of
      doing Doctor Who.
      Future Episodes:
      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
      Hour 1 - news and comment. Hour 2 - Arnold Blumberg (Overstreet
      Price Guide, Cinejunkie.com) remembers Christopher Reeve; Austin.
      Hour 3 - Space.com .



      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 Mark Of The Rani" movie
      Series 22, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      The 6th Doctor investigates unexplained Luddite activity at the
      sight of an upcoming 19th Century technology conference. Why can't
      anyone sleep?
      Sunday 6:05-9AM BST "The Two Doctors" movie
      Series 22, Episodes 7 through 9. Doctors: Colin Baker + Pat
      The 2nd Doctor disappears mysteriously while on a mystery for the
      Time Lords. Events draw the 6th Doctor and Peri onto his trail and
      into a tail of brain augmentation, Sontaran Invasion, and varied
      food appetites. Jamie: Frazer Hines.


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thursday 6:03PM "Robot" pt 2 of 4
      Monday 6:03PM "Robot" pt 3 of 4
      Tuesday 6:04PM "Robot" pt 4 of 4
      Series 12, Episodes 2 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The 4th Doctor ponders the presence of a giant Robot that seems the
      prime suspect in the theft of secret information that could launch a
      nuclear war.
      Wednesday 6:03PM "The Ark In Space" pt 1 of 4
      Series 12, Episode 5. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The TARDIS crew arrive on a space ark where the survivors of
      humanity are slumbering away.


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      7 Days A Week 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories
      Wednesday "The Leisure Hive" pts 1+2 of 4
      Thursday "The Leisure Hive" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 18, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      A vacation at a luxury space resort is marred by sabotage
      endangering a new science and killing people.
      Friday "Meglos" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 18, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The 4th Doctor suffers from identity theft. Trapped in a moment in
      time, the Doctor is out of the way, allowing an imposter to have
      some fun.
      Saturday "The Armageddon Factor" all 6 pts
      Series 16, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The quest for the Key To Time comes to a climax on the planet of
      Atrios, a world being destroyed by a nuclear war with Zeos. The war
      and the lives of everyone dying in it are just smokescreens to keep
      the Doctor off balance. The Black Guardian finally shows his hand.
      Sunday "Destiny Of The Daleks" all 4 pts
      Series 17, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The Daleks return to Skaro on a quest to find the key to breaking
      stalemate in their war against the Movellans.
      Monday "Meglos" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 18, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Tuesday "Full Circle" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 18, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Much to Romana's happiness, the TARDIS gets sent through a CVE into
      a parallel universe. It might never return to the regular universe

      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 4 of 4
      Series 14, Episode 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The final weeks of Doctor Who on NHPTV after 24 years. The 4th
      Doctor uses a Masquerade Ball to force Mandragora to show its hand.

      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 "Remembrance Of The Daleks" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 25, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      A return to 1963 Earth brings the 7th Doctor face to face with the
      Daleks, who are looking for an ancient artefact he left there for
      safe keeping. Alas, it also brings the military to the scene as
      well, creating a risk of a bloodbath.

      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
      Saturday Midnight-2:30AM EDT "The Seeds Of Death" movie
      Series 6, Episodes 23 through 28. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.
      Ice Warriors take control of the T-Mat on Mars, shutting down all
      Earth commerce. Astronauts are needed to fly to the Moon and retake
      control. Or if you can't find any astronauts, there's always the 2nd
      Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe.

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
      analog 48
      digital 48-2 (34-2)
      Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
      Saturday 11PM EDT "Inferno" eps 2+3 of 7
      Series 7, Episodes 20 through 21. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The TARDIS console wants to shift between universes, introducing the
      3rd Doctor to an eerie universe surprisingly similar to his own, but
      where the Inferno project is spiraling out of control.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital 9 - not on air
      Champaign DirecTV 12 (now available)
      Champaign Dish 12,7407
      Saturday 11:40PM CDT "Arc Of Infinity" pt 3 of 4
      Series 20, Episode 3. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Some of the Time Lords don't believe that the 5th Doctor has really
      been executed. And if the Doctor is alive, then the anti-matter
      creature could emerge into the matter universe.

      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 soon?)
      Cedar Rapids Dish 12,9161
      Omaha DirecTV 32
      Omaha Dish 32,9146
      Sioux City Dish 27,7195
      Quad Cities DirecTV 36 (coming soon?)
      Quad Cities Dish 36,7607 (not yet available)
      Saturday 11:35PM CDT "Warriors' Gate" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 18, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Dwarf Star Alloy threatens to destroy the Gateway.

      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 11:35PM MDT "Warriors' Gate" pt 1 of 4
      Series 18, Episode 17. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Episodes are apparently airing in production order. The 4th Doctor,
      Romana, Adric, and K9 arrive at a Gateway. Next week's episode
      reportedly starts at 11PM - a one week only situation.

      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 "Colony In Space" eps 5+6 of 6
      Series 8, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The Master tries to take control of the Doomsday Weapon, while the
      IMC desires Doomsday for the farmers.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2004.
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