This Week In Doctor Who - November 17, 2004
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 17, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 46
The 41st anniversary of Doctor Who is Tuesday, November 23. In
Canada BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca will air parts 1+2 of Mawdryn
Undead at the wee undead hours of the night. In Australia ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/tv will air part 4 of Terror Of The Zygons.
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv will skip the Hartnell, Troughton,
and Pertwee stories again when they start their new cycle of
stories. Robot starts on 8 January. Based on the number of McCoy
stories left, it appears that Doctor Who will take a 3 week break to
finish 2004 and start 2005.
New Hampshire Public TV http://www.nhptv.org aired its last Doctor
Who episode on November 13th, ending a 24 year run and leaving no
more Doctor Who stations in New England.
Future airings of Doctor Who (1996 TV Movie) on the Starz!
http://www.starz.com movie pack:
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
Saturday December 26 10:45AM EST 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 Who: 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
Sci-Fi Overdrive celebrates Doctor Who's 41st anniversary by
devoting all 3 hours to Who interviews. Hour 1 - Peter Purves
(Steven Taylor) and Anneke Wills (Polly). Hour 2 - Robert Shearman
(writer on new series). Hour 3 - Arnold T. Blumberg reflects on 41
years of the series.
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, more of Charles Martin's 2003 Sea Cruise interviews - Nicholas
Courtney & Wendy Padbury. Also clips from a 1972 interview with
Terry Nation and a 1974 interview with Jon Pertwee.
http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/112202.mp3 - Sci-Fi
Overdrive celebrates Doctor Who's 41st anniversary, hour 1. Peter
Purves and Anneke Wills, compiled from American Who interviews. Goes
online November 22.
http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/112203.mp3 - Sci-Fi
Overdrive celebrates Doctor Who's 41st anniversary, hour 2. Robert
Shearman, compiled from American Who interview. Goes online November
http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/112204.mp3 - Sci-Fi
Overdrive celebrates Doctor Who's 41st anniversary, hour 3. Arnold
T. Blumberg reflects on 41 years of Doctor Who - firstrun. Goes
online November 22.
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 7:10-8:40AM GMT "Dragonfire" movie
Series 24, Episodes 12 through 14. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Sabalom Glitz tries to interest the 7th Doctor in a hunt for missing
treasure on an ice world. Mel meets a girl who loves explosives.
Sunday 6:40-8AM GMT "The Happiness Patrol" movie
Series 25, Episodes 5 through 7. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Remembrance Of The Daleks is being skipped due to rights issues. Ace
and the 7th Doctor find a weak patsy regime to overthrow in one
night. Can they set the land speed record for revolution?
27 November 7:35AM - "Silver Nemesis" movie
28 November 7AM - "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy" movie
4 December - "Battlefield" movie
5 December - "Ghostlight" movie
11 December - "The Curse Of Fenric" movie
12 December - "Survival" movie
18 December, 19 December, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day
2005, 2 January 2005 - pre-empted for special programming
8 January 2005 - "Robot" movie
Thursday 6:03PM "Terror Of The Zygons" pt 2 of 4
Monday 6:04PM "Terror Of The Zygons" pt 3 of 4
Tuesday 6:03PM "Terror Of The Zygons" pt 4 of 4
Series 13, Episodes 2 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor has a little visit from the Loch Ness Monster, while
the Zygons impersonate important people to plot an invasion.
Wednesday 6:04PM "Planet Of Evil" pt 1 of 4
Series 13, Episode 5. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor and Sarah miss their rendevous with Harry and the
Brigadier in London, landing on a planet at the far side of the
1 December - "Pyramids Of Mars" begins
8 December - "The Android Invasion" begins
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
7 Days A Week 2AM EST (11PM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories
Wednesday "Arc Of Infinity" pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday "Arc Of Infinity" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 20, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
A being of anti-matter bonds with the 5th Doctor in hopes of using
his identity to permanently enter the matter universe. The Time
Lords will stop at nothing to prevent this - even killing the
Doctor. Colin Baker guest stars as Maxil, and would later play the
Friday "Snakedance" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 20, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Mara tries to take over Tegan's mind again in a complex plan to
return to its home world and reconquer the planet. The 5th Doctor
and Nyssa fight for her mind.
Saturday "Warriors' Gate" all 4 pts
Series 18, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
K9 and Romana find a new understanding.
Sunday "The Keeper Of Traken" all 4 pts
Series 18, Episodes 21 through 24. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor and Adric try to restore peace to Traken, a world
facing the death of its leader with no coping skills in place.
Monday "Snakedance" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 20, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Tuesday "Mawdryn Undead" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 20, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart retired from the military in hope of a
peaceful life teaching Math. He did not expect to have his teaching
interrupted by a lunatic in a cricketing outfit who claims to have
helped him save the Earth from alien invasions.
25 November - "Terminus"
27 November - "Logopolis"
28 November - "Castrovalva"
29 November - "Enlightenment"
1 December - "The King's Demons"
2 December - "Warriors Of The Deep"
4 December - "Four To Doomsday"
5 December - "Kinda"
6 December - "The Awakening"
7 December - "Frontios"
9 December - "Planet Of Fire"
11 December - "The Visitation"
12 December - "Black Orchid"
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EST "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 25, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
The 7th Doctor and Ace visit a circus, with tragic results.
27 November - "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy" pts 3+4
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-2:41AM EST "The Ambassadors Of Death" movie
Series 7, Episodes 12 through 18. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Black & white version. Space control loses contact with Astronauts
returning to Earth. Mysterious signals are coming to and from Earth.
Military style commandos are battling U*N*I*T troops without
slaughtering them. And the 3rd Doctor finds his efforts to
investigate hampered by red tape. Suspicion mounts that the Space
Centre is not supposed to make contact with the Astronauts after all.
27 November - "Inferno" movie
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Saturday 11PM EST "The Mind Of Evil" eps 1+2 of 6
Series 8, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Black & white version (as the color version is lost). The 3rd Doctor
and Jo investigate a new device for rehabilitating murderers. The
results are impressive - and scary.
27 November - "The Mind Of Evil" eps 3+4
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 4 of 4
Series 20, Episode 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
See BBC Kids for description.
27 November - "Mawdryn Undead" pt 1
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 "Castrovalva" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 19, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Master pursues the TARDIS crew as they flee Earth and try to
find help for the Doctor, whose regeneration is going very badly.
27 November - "Castrovalva" pts 3+4
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 2 of 4
Series 18, Episode 22. Doctor: Tom Baker.
See BBC Kids for story description.
27 November - "The Keeper Of Traken" pt 3
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 Sea Devils" eps 1+2 of 6
Series 9, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The 3rd Doctor and Jo visit the Master in prison. While there, they
notice that oil tankers are being sunk offshore. Guest appearances
by Major Clanger and the Soup Dragon.
27 November - "The Sea Devils" eps 3+4
4 December - "The Sea Devils" eps 5+6 (12:30AM only)
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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