This Week In Doctor Who - November 10, 2004
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 10, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 45
Outpost Gallifrey http://www.gallifreyone.com has been putting up
more news regarding the new series of episodes coming in 2005, many
courtesy of Doctor Who Magazine issue 350. In the broadcasting
department, it looks like the series will start in late March. This
could definitely change. A decision on whether to make a second
series will be based on the ratings the first series gets, and the
speculation is that a second series would not arrive before fall
DirecTV http://www.directv.com subscribers in the Quad Cities area
of Iowa & Illinois are among several cities that can now subscribe
to local broadcast channels through the satellite. Unlike Dish
Network http://www.dishnetwork.com , DirecTV has remembered to
include the Iowa Public TV http://www.iptv.org affiliate, giving
another option to see Doctor Who. For now anyway.
New Hampshire Public TV http://www.nhptv.org drops Doctor Who this
week after a 24 year run, saying goodbye with The Hand Of Fear part
Future airings of Doctor Who (1996 TV Movie) on the Starz! movie
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
Late Sunday December 5 3:29AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Sunday December 26 10:45AM East Feed / PST West Feed
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 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: March 2005?
Total episodes for first series: 13
45 minute episodes
First broadcaster - BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone
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.
"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
Interview with Peter Purves as he reflects on Doctor Who, Blue
Peter, and Dogs. Part 2 of 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 EST (5-8PM PST) 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. Hour 2 - Halo 2 & Nightmare Before
Thanksgiving. Hour 3 - Doctor Who A Go-Go - Charles Martin chats
more with Nicholas Courtney and Wendy Padbury about Doctor Who
during the 2003 Sci-Fi Sea Cruise.
Note - The November 21/22 edition of Sci-Fi Overdrive will spend all
3 hours with Doctor Who interviews culled from American Who,
celebrating Doctor Who's 41st anniversary. Hour 1 - Peter Purves and
Anneke Wills. Hour 2 - Robert Shearman. Hour 3 - Arnold T. Blumberg
reflects on 41 years of Who.
Doctor Who related archives:
http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/110102.mp3 - Laura Palmer of
BBC Worldwide Americas discussed Lost In Time in 2nd half of the hour
http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/110104.mp3 - Charles Martin
interviews guests of the 2003 Sci-Fi Sea Cruise (Wendy Padbury,
Nicholas Courtney, Barry Letts, Terrance Dicks)
http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/110804.mp3 - Verity Lambert,
the first producer of Doctor Who, interviewed days after the new
series was announced in 2003.
http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/111504.mp3 - Doctor Who A Go-
Go, should go online a few hours after the broadcast.
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 7-9AM GMT "Paradise Towers" movie
Series 24, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Evil lurks at the heart of a rundown apartment complex. No, not the
soul-destroying gloom of regular rundown apartment complexes overrun
with lunatic security, gang activity, and female cannibals. It's a
Sunday 7:35-9AM GMT "Delta And The Bannermen" movie
Series 24, Episodes 9 through 11. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
The 7th Doctor and Mel find their prize vacation interrupted by
Bannermen storm troopers seeking to wipe out the last member of the
Chimeron race, who hid away on the trip.
Thursday 6:04PM "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pt 2 of 4
Monday 6:03PM "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pt 3 of 4
Tuesday 6:05PM "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pt 4 of 4
Series 12, Episodes 18 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Remnants of the Cybermen invade Nerva Beacon seeking revenge on a
planet that has nearly wiped them out of existence.
Wednesday 6:05PM "Terror Of The Zygons" pt 1 of 4
Series 13, Episode 1. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Recalled to Earth, the 4th Doctor, Sarah, and Harry reunite with
U*N*I*T. Oil rigs are sinking near Loch Ness. In retaliation,
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart is wearing a kilt.
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
7 Days A Week 2AM EST (11PM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories
Wednesday "The Visitation" pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday "The Visitation" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 19, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Aliens trapped on Earth have taken control of a small English
village as part of a plan to conquer the planet. Again.
Friday "Black Orchid" both pts
Series 19, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Mistaken for a doctor with cricketing skills, the 5th Doctor gets a
chance to show off his cricketing skills at a dinner party in 1925,
with tragic consequences.
Saturday "Full Circle" all 4 pts
Series 18, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Another very rough story for K9. Romana gets trouble too. The 4th
Doctor has to team up with a prodigal teen genius. And the
leadership of a population who wants to return to their home planet
seem to be sabotaging efforts to return to the stars.
Sunday "State Of Decay" all 4 pts
Series 18, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Civilization is collapsing. Vampires are sucking the life out of a
colony of humans. And a stowaway snuck aboard the TARDIS.
Monday "Time-Flight" pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday "Time-Flight" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 19, Episodes 23 through 26. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Reeling from the horrific events of Earthshock (which you haven't
seen because BBC Kids wasn't allowed to buy the story when they got
this package for some reason), the 5th Doctor and company finally
make it to Heathrow Airport. While dealing with a magician who has
pulled Concordes back in time to prehistory, Tegan contemplates her
**Final Week of Doctor Who on NHPTV**
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 EST "The Hand Of Fear" pt 4 of 4
Series 14, Episode 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Sarah helps the 4th Doctor deal with the evil of Eldrad, unaware
that this will be her final trip in time and space.
**Final Week of Doctor Who on NHPTV**
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EST "Silver Nemesis" pts 2+3 of 3
Series 25, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Cybermen, Nazis, a 17th Century sorceress, and the 7th Doctor all
match wits battling for control of the Nemsis statue, an ancient
artefact of considerable power.
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-2:34AM EST "Doctor Who and the Silurians"
Series 7, Episodes 5 through 11. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Probably the color version MPT got a few years back, but you never
know. Power outages at an experimental Nuclear Power Planet combined
with mental breakdowns causes U*N*I*T to investigate. The 3rd Doctor
and Liz find evidence of a prehistoric civilization that wants to
retake control of Earth. The Doctor seeks peace, but everyone seems
bent on war.
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Saturday 11PM EST "Terror Of The Autons" eps 3+4 of 4
Series 8, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The 3rd Doctor, Jo, and U*N*I*T battle the Autons and The Master. At
a predetermined time plastic will engage in a coup to cause mass
death and chaos, setting the stage for a takeover.
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign DirecTV 12
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CST "Snakedance" pt 3 of 4
Series 20, Episode 7. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The 5th Doctor seeks the secrets of the snakedance. Bit of a copout
of a description I know, but it's true.
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
Quad Cities Dish 36,7607 (not yet available)
Saturday 11:35PM CST "Logopolis" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 18, Episodes 27 through 28. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor runs out of time trying to clean up a mess the Master
created. A mess that could destroy the entire universe. Oops.
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 MST "The Keeper Of Traken" pt 1 of 4
Series 18, Episode 21. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor and Adric make the mistake of trying to help out the
Keeper of Traken.
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 PST "The Curse Of Peladon" eps 3+4 of 4
Series 9, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Jo Grant is wooed by a King, while Ice Warriors seek favor with the
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
digital 54-1 (50-1), 58
San Francisco DirecTV 54,903
San Francisco Dish 54,8234
Monterey Dish 25,9190
Late Saturday 1:01AM PST "Interview With Tom Baker 1983"
Late Saturday 1:27AM PST "Evening With Peter Davison"
Double feature of KTEH's archival interviews with Doctor Who actors.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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