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This Week In Doctor Who - November 3, 2004

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    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 3, 2004 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 7, No 44 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 3, 2004
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 7, No 44
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
      thisweekindoctorwho-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

      A certain alien character, whose presence in the new Doctor Who TV
      series has been heavily advertised in the press, had its first
      publicity photos this week in the British media. If you want to see
      what the creature will look like, visit the new series news page on
      http://www.gallifreyone.com - two nice photos there right now. If
      you don't know which creature this is, it's the one who the Doctor
      Who series lost the rights to in negotiations, only to get the
      rights to use after all a month later. That page also provides some
      rumors as to what said creature may be doing in the series. If you
      don't want to know who this creature is, don't click on that link.

      Don't expect any cameo appearances by Tom Baker, Peter Davison,
      Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, or Paul McGann. Russell T. Davies is
      quoted in the UK Teletext and the Daily Mail saying that cameo
      appearances could distract viewers and won't be happening.

      The Starz! movie channel suite in the US http://www.starz.com has
      announced when the 1996 Doctor Who Movie will air in December. After
      several turns on (Encore) Mystery, Doctor Who is moving to the youth
      oriented WAM! Channel, with a couple more appearances on MoviePlex.
      The schedule:
      WAM!:
      Late Sunday December 5 2:29AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
      Monday December 6 12:00PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
      Tuesday December 14 12:00PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
      Wednesday December 15 8:00AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
      Late Saturday December 25 2:20AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
      Sunday December 26 9:45AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
      MoviePlex:
      Late Sunday December 5 3:29AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
      Sunday December 26 10:45AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed

      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
      Interview with Peter Purves as he reflects on Doctor Who, Blue
      Peter, and Dogs. Part 1 of 2.
      Future Episodes:
      11/6 (tentative) - Peter Purves, part 2, plus Joey's thoughts on
      meeting up with the 2004 Sci-Fi Sea Cruise in Houston.
      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
      Exact schedule unknown at publication time. Tentative: Hour 1 - News
      & Comment. Hour 2 - TBA. Hour 3 - (devoted to Doctor Who content -
      it's 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 7-8AM BST "The Trial Of A Time Lord" movie, pt 4 of 4 (The
      Ultimate Foe)
      Series 23, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      The Master makes a surprise appearance at the Trial, providing
      evidence that could break down Time Lord civilization. The 6th
      Doctor, Mel, and Sabalom Glitz face the machinations of a foe that
      may be a friend and the Valeyard, who's definitely a foe.
      Sunday 7-8:40AM GMT "Time And The Rani" movie
      Series 24, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      An unexpected regeneration and a healthy dose of medication leave
      the Doctor as an amnesiac, manipulated by the Rani to help with an
      experiment to alter the order of creation.

      AUSTRALIA:

      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thursday 6:04PM "Genesis Of The Daleks" pt 4 of 6
      Monday 6:04PM "Genesis Of The Daleks" pt 5 of 6
      Tuesday 6:04PM "Genesis Of The Daleks" pt 6 of 6
      Series 12, Episodes 14 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Davros hopes to manipulate the 4th Doctor to learn why the Daleks
      fail in the future. The possibility exists that the Daleks may
      emerge more powerful than ever, messing up the time line. Of course
      the time line is in danger anyway - the Doctor's mission may require
      eliminating the Daleks from all of history.
      Wednesday 6:04PM "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 4
      Series 12, Episode 17. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Returning to Nerva, the 4th Doctor, Sarah, and Harry find a ship
      full of dead bodies, suffering from a mysterious "plague" that the
      Doctor fears may be man-made.

      CANADA/USA:

      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      7 Days A Week 2AM EST (11PM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories
      weekends
      Wednesday "Castrovalva" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 19, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The 5th Doctor recuperates in Castrovalva, but the city of peace
      gives him a sense of unease. Some math in the city does not add up.
      And where is Adric?
      Thursday "Four To Doomsday" pts 1+2 of 4
      Friday "Four To Doomsday" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 19, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Monarch and the Urbankans are returning to Earth hoping to live
      there. They say they come in peace. Adric believes them. Tegan does
      not. Nyssa is non-committal. And the 5th Doctor is curious what
      humans who have met the Urbankans before have to say. Hmm.
      Saturday "The Leisure Hive" all 4 pts
      Series 18, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The 4th Doctor's relentless search for a vacation short circuits K9
      and brings the TARDIS to a barren world where the survivors of a
      nuclear war pursue a new form of science. A science intended for
      peace that could wind up used for a new war. The 4th Doctor has his
      first horrific encounter with some gray hair. If you keep an eye on
      the stories after this, his hair is ever so slowly turning gray.
      Sunday "Meglos" all 4 pts
      Series 18, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      K9 is still suffering the ill effects of a prior vacation quest. The
      4th Doctor finds himself trapped in time when the being known as
      Meglos decides to do a little piracy. Secrets will be betrayed.
      Innocents will suffer. And one robotic dog's tail will be wagged to
      the point of collapse.
      Monday "Kinda" pts 1+2 of 4
      Tuesday "Kinda" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 19, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Peaceful natives. Intruding colonists. Same old story. But there's
      kinda a twist. An evil intelligence is at work on the planet. It's
      hurting the colonists. It's taking over Tegan. And the natives know
      its secrets. It's a dangerous time for the 5th Doctor ... kinda.

      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
      NHPTV drops Doctor Who on November 13 after 24 years. No episode
      this 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 EST "The Happiness Patrol" pt 3 of 3
      Series 25, Episode 7. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      The 7th Doctor and Ace set out to make a corrupt government very
      unhappy.
      Saturday 11:30PM EST "Silver Nemesis" pt 1 of 3
      Series 25, Episode 8. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      Every 25 years, a comet orbits the Earth, bringing portents of doom
      and horror. The last time it visited Earth, an epic sci-fi series
      began. This time, the comet's coming in for a landing. And Britain
      will become a battleground as a result.

      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-1:32AM EST "Spearhead From Space" movie
      Series 7, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The first color story. Meteors and a Police Telephone Box land in
      rural England, leading Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart to expect an
      incoming alien invasion and the return of the Doctor. But he is
      unprepared when the man claiming to be the Doctor is a complete
      stranger.

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
      analog 48
      digital 48-2 (34-2)
      Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
      Saturday 11PM EST "Terror Of The Autons" eps 1+2 of 4
      Series 8, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The Master, an old rival of the Doctor, comes to Earth in hopes of
      taking over the planet. Something to do while waiting for his work
      visa to be approved.

      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 CST "Snakedance" pt 2 of 4
      Series 20, Episode 6. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The 5th Doctor and Nyssa get a tour of the Manussian jail system.

      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 CST "Logopolis" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 18, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The 4th Doctor senses the icy hand of death closing in around his
      throat. The Master uses his somewhat warmer hand to bring death as
      well.

      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 MST "Warriors' Gate" pt 4 of 4
      Series 18, Episode 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      50% of the TARDIS crew will leave for good before the 4th Doctor
      finishes dealing with Tharills and Dwarf Star Alloy.

      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 PST "The Curse Of Peladon" eps 1+2 of 4
      Series 9, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Skipping The Day Of The Daleks due to unavailability, KBTC skips to
      this tale of political intrigue, Ice Warriors, and a King romancing
      a Jo Grant.

      KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
      analog 54,25
      digital 54-1 (50-1), 58
      San Francisco DirecTV 54,903
      San Francisco Dish 54,8234
      Monterey Dish 25,9190
      Late Saturday 12:26AM PST "Interview With Patrick Troughton"
      KTEH encores an interview they did with Patrick Troughton, the 2nd
      Doctor.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2004.
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