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This Week In Doctor Who - October 27, 2004

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    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - October 27, 2004 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 7, No 43 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - October 27, 2004
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 7, No 43
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
      thisweekindoctorwho-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

      http://www.tenthplanet.co.uk/index/Images/doctorwhonewpromo.jpg -
      Paste that link into your browser if it doesn't come through right.
      It's an official promotional postcard for the new series. Looks
      rather nice in my opinion. It's got Christopher Eccleston, Billie
      Piper, the TARDIS, the new logo, a link to the BBC's Doctor Who
      website - http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho , and other nice images.

      Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com is noting the 41st
      anniversary of Doctor Who by focusing the 3rd hour of each episode
      in November on the series. This week Charles Martin interviews
      Doctor Who actors who are on the Sci-Fi Sea Cruise as of this
      column's publication. This week's edition also has an interview with
      Laura Palmer at BBC Worldwide Americas in the first hour discussing
      the Lost In Time DVD release. From the same people - the new
      American Who http://www.americanwho.net episode is online, with a
      Peter Purves interview and an affectionate look at the new Doctor
      Who logo.

      DirecTV http://www.directv.com subscribers in the Cedar Rapids, IA
      TV market now have the option of subscribing to their local channels
      through the service, including KIIN 12, an Iowa Public TV
      http://www.iptv.org affiliate. A 2nd dish is required to get those
      local channels. It now means that viewers in that area can see
      Doctor Who via their antennas, cable, and both of the major
      satellite companies (Dish Network http://www.dishnetwork.com ). The
      Quad Cities in Iowa & Illinois are tentatively expected to get local
      channels through DirecTV as of November 9.

      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:
      Friday 29 October 6:10AM, 6:20PM, & 12:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West
      Feed
      Encore MoviePlex:
      Friday 29 October 7:10AM, 7:20PM, & 1:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West
      Feed

      No new announcements on who will air the new Doctor Who series since
      last week. No announcements on whether the K9 TV series will happen.

      Most Northern Hemisphere locations are switching from Daylight
      Savings Time to Standard Time this weekend, while some Southern
      Hemisphere locations are switching from Standard Time to Daylight
      Savings Time.

      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 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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone
      Overseas Sales
      1) CBC Canada http://www.cbc.ca/television
      Tie-In Series - Doctor Who Confidential - weekly on BBC Three right
      after each episode's premiere on BBC One.

      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
      Current Episode:
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/102604.mp3
      Peter Purves (Steven Taylor in the William Hartnell stories)
      reflects on Doctor Who, his better remembered role as a presenter on
      Blue Peter from 1967 to 1978, and dog shows. Part 1 of 2. 37 minutes
      long.
      Future Episodes:
      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 EST (11PM-2AM PST, 7-10AM GMT, 6-9PM AEDT)
      Live Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
      Hour 1 - News & comment; Laura Palmer from BBC Worldwide Americas on
      the "Lost In Time" DVD release. Hour 2 - RA Salvatore, author
      of "Forgotten Realms: The Two Swords"; Brian Pluckett, author
      of "Kindred Spirits: Body and Soul". Hour 3 - Charles Martin
      interviews participants from the 2004 Sci-Fi Sea Cruise (Nicholas
      Courtney, Wendy Padbury, Barry Letts, Terrance Dicks). The third
      hour will be Doctor Who related each week in November.

      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 7-9AM BST "The Trial Of A Time Lord" movie, pt 2 of 4
      (Mindwarp)
      Series 23, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      Further evidence is presented against the Doctor at the trial. On
      the planet of Thoros-Beta, the Doctor appears to have gone insane,
      threatening Peri's life and serving as an unwitting aide in a
      project to create artificial immortality.
      Sunday 7-9AM GMT "The Trial Of A Time Lord" movie, pt 3 of 4 (Terror
      Of The Vervoids)
      Series 23, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      The 6th Doctor's defense focuses on future events he reviewed in the
      past and is now showcasing in the present. Alas, the future evidence
      doesn't match past memories, and this evidence may end the Doctor's
      present for all future time.

      AUSTRALIA:

      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thursday 6:03PM "The Sontaran Experiment" pt 2 of 2
      Series 12, Episode 10. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The Doctor battles a Sontaran to prevent an invasion.
      Monday 6:04PM "Genesis Of The Daleks" pt 1 of 6
      Tuesday 6:03PM "Genesis Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 6
      Wednesday 6:04PM "Genesis Of The Daleks" pt 3 of 6
      Series 12, Episodes 11 through 13. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Dragged out of time, the 4th Doctor is requested to investigate the
      birth of the Daleks. Regardless of the consequences to history, the
      Doctor must make the Daleks less of a threat, or eliminate them from
      the time lines altogether.

      CANADA/USA:

      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      7 Days A Week 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories
      weekends (EST/PST from Sunday October 31)
      Wednesday "The Keeper Of Traken" pts 1+2 of 4
      Thursday "The Keeper Of Traken" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 18, Episodes 21 through 24. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      When a Melkur lands in your garden, refuses to disintegrate, seduces
      your wife, endangers your daughter, and threatens to destroy your
      planet, a smart person would listen to the Doctor. Fortunately
      Tremas is smart. Shame nobody else is.
      Friday "Logopolis" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 18, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The Master is stalking the 4th Doctor. Is Mr. Grim Reaper around the
      corner to do a final cut on the 4th Doctor's life?
      Saturday "Nightmare Of Eden" all 4 pts
      Series 17, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      A space accident brings the 4th Doctor and Romana into the middle of
      a drug-running plot and mindless monsters who are running loose on
      the ships.
      Sunday "The Horns Of Nimon" all 4 pts
      Series 17, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The 4th Doctor, Romana, and K9 are nearly killed by a Black Hole.
      Too bad no one told the misguided Black Hole that it wasn't supposed
      to be there. They wind up on Skonnos, where a dying empire has made
      a Faustian pact with a horned creature promising them unlimited
      power.
      Monday "Logopolis" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 18, Episodes 27 through 28. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Tuesday "Castrovalva" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 19, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The Doctor's regeneration falters, leaving Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan
      to pilot the TARDIS and help the new 5th Doctor recover. But Adric
      disappears. Probably fell into another misguided Black Hole ...

      Encore Mystery http://www.starz.com
      "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      Friday 6:10AM, 6:20PM, & 12:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
      The Master's remains hijack the TARDIS, sending the Doctor to Earth
      just before New Years Eve 2000. Traumatic events force the Doctor to
      regenerate into an 8th incarnation, who now has hours to recover his
      memory and save Earth from destruction. Probably the biggest budget
      Doctor Who story to date. The Doctor: Paul McGann & Sylvester McCoy.
      Grace: Daphne Ashbrook. The Master: Eric Roberts. No November
      airings scheduled on the Starz channels, so if you miss it this
      time, you'll have to wait a while to see the movie again.

      Encore MoviePlex http://www.starz.com
      "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      Friday 7:10AM, 7:20PM, & 1:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed

      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 11:30PM EDT "The Hand Of Fear" pt 3 of 4
      Series 14, Episode 7. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      NHPTV drops Doctor Who on November 13 after 24 years. No episode
      next week. The Hand Of Fear concludes November 13 at 11PM.

      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 "The Happiness Patrol" pts 1+2 of 3
      Series 25, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      The 7th Doctor and Ace spend an evening trying to overthrow a
      dictatorship where happiness is mandatory, candy kills, and a
      creature called Fifi can be an executioner. And here, if you don't
      smile and say cheese, they really will shoot you.

      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-2AM EDT "The War Games" movie, pt 2 of 2
      Series 6, Episodes 40 through 44. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.
      The 2nd Doctor's era comes to a dramatic finish. A Time Lord has
      sold out the galaxy to provide the technology needed to transport
      soldiers from all of Earth's history to a battlefield. The survivors
      are to be used in an army for galactic conquest. Stopping the evil
      War Lord - not that big a problem. But getting everyone home is more
      than the Doctor can accomplish alone. The price of help could be his
      freedom.

      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 6+7 of 7
      Series 7, Episodes 24 through 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The 3rd Doctor believes that the alternate Earth is doomed, while
      the Earth he knows comes closer and closer to breaking through the
      crust.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital 9 - not on air
      Champaign DirecTV 12
      Champaign Dish 12,7407
      Saturday 11:40PM CDT "Snakedance" pt 1 of 4
      Series 20, Episode 5. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The Mara invades Tegan's mind again. The 5th Doctor and Nyssa try to
      outwit it before damage can happen - again.

      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
      Cedar Rapids Dish 12,9161
      Omaha DirecTV 32
      Omaha Dish 32,9146
      Sioux City Dish 27,7195
      Quad Cities DirecTV 36 (coming 11/9/2004)
      Quad Cities Dish 36,7607 (not yet available)
      Saturday 11:35PM CDT "The Keeper Of Traken" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 18, Episodes 23 through 24. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      See BBC Kids for details.

      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 "Warriors' Gate" pt 3 of 4
      Series 18, Episode 19. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      What is the secret of the Tharills? Who will be the next being
      killed off the existential plane? Find out on Who Wants To Be A Time
      Sensitive.

      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 Daemons" eps 3,4,+5 of 5 (note 3
      episodes this week)
      Series 8, Episodes 23 through 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The Master has raised Azal the Daemon in hopes that Azal will give
      power over the Earth to him. The village where this is happening has
      been cut off from the rest of the world, though the Doctor hopes to
      get U*N*I*T in somehow. Can the Master get others to do his dirty
      work through Morris Dancing?

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2004.
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