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This Week In Doctor Who - November 24, 2004

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 24, 2004 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 7, No 47 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 24, 2004
      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 24, 2004
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 7, No 47

      Doctor Who turned 41 yesterday with fans looking forward to the new
      series. At this point, the only new series TV broadcast news is that
      it is 100% definite that the series will not premiere on Christmas
      Day - BBC One's Christmas schedule includes many events, but not
      Doctor Who. A Christmas or New Years premiere had been a longtime
      theory on the internet, even after reports started to indicate that
      March is the favored premiere time. Until the BBC actually announces
      a date and time, don't trust any dates and times given.

      KBTC 28 Tacoma, WA http://www.kbtc.org has reported that they have
      lost the rights to air Doctor Who after December. The contract came
      to an end and BBC Worldwide Americas would not renew it. No reason
      was given to the station. Thanks to Paul Jackson of KBTC and Eric
      Gjovaag for the alert. KBTC has been one of the most reliable Doctor
      Who affiliates in the US for the entire length of this column and
      long before, rarely pre-empting the show and airing the series at
      7PM, when young viewers who could build a new audience are actually

      I have a suspicion (time will tell) that BBC Worldwide Americas will
      non-renew the contracts of every current US Doctor Who affiliate as
      they expire. At least one station was told they could not pick up
      the series this year, and at the moment only 7 affiliates are airing
      Doctor Who throughout the US. Maryland Public TV http://www.mpt.org
      and KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT http://www.kued.org have both had to
      jump to earlier points in the series in recent months when they were
      unable to obtain any additional stories to air. If KBTC is the only
      station whose contract runs out in December, that would leave 6 US
      affiliates. None of this affects airings of the TV Movie on the
      Starz! Movie suite, as the rights are separate.

      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv has chimed in on why they are
      skipping the first 3 Doctors (Hartnell, Troughton, Pertwee) again.
      In the Outpost Gallifrey forum http://www.gallifreyone.com a poster
      reported back on an e-mail he received from the UK satellite/cable
      broadcaster. In short, the rights to Jon Pertwee's stories have
      currently expired and they have not managed to renew them yet. In
      the case of William Hartnell & Patrick Troughton, they can't show
      the complete series because the BBC destroyed/lost so many episodes
      and many of the episodes still around aren't in broadcast quality -
      so they have no plans to get the Hartnell & Troughton stories, as it
      would disappoint viewers to present them in their current state.
      Members of the Outpost Gallifrey forum can find the full e-mail from
      UKTV Gold in the Television Series folder.

      BBC Kids' http://www.bbckids.ca advance schedule in December shows
      that the weekday episodes will return to the Tom Baker era, but
      start with Horror Of Fang Rock, skipping the first 72 episodes of
      Tom's era. Those episodes have aired the most on BBC Kids as they
      were the first package the Canadian digital cable channel picked up.

      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-
      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 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.


      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:
      Interview with Peter Purves as he reflects on Doctor Who, Blue
      Peter, and Dogs. Part 2 of 2.
      Future Episodes:
      11/24 - Tom Baker (audio from 1983 KTEH 54 Special) - expected to go
      online today, check website for exact link
      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
      Thanksgiving weekend encore programming. Hour 1 - Black & DiTerlizzi
      on The SPiderwick Chronicles. Hour 2 - MJ Simpson remembers Douglas
      Adams. Hour 3 - David West Reynolds on the 35th anniversary of the
      Apollo 11 Space Mission.
      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.
      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.



      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      (All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
      Saturday 7:35-9AM GMT "Silver Nemesis" movie
      Series 25, Episodes 8 through 10. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      The statue Nemesis comes to Earth every 25 years wreaking
      destruction. In 1988, it is coming in for a final landing. Forces
      alien, human, and from the past converge to try to claim Nemesis and
      its power. Alas for all of them, the 7th Doctor and Ace have stopped
      by for a jazz concert.
      Sunday 7-9AM GMT "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy" movie
      Series 25, Episodes 11 through 14. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      The 7th Doctor and Ace investigate a famous circus that has gone on
      hard times. Audience members go in to the show, but they don't come
      out. Sylvester McCoy gets to show off his skills from one of his
      other careers as a magician.
      4 December 7-9AM GMT - "Battlefield" movie
      5 December 7-9AM GMT - "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


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thursday 6:04PM "Planet Of Evil" pt 2 of 4
      Monday 6:04PM "Planet Of Evil" pt 3 of 4
      Tuesday 6:04PM "Planet Of Evil" pt 4 of 4
      Series 13, Episodes 6 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The anti-matter planet has awakened, and it wants the anti-matter
      back. To save the rescue expedition, the 4th Doctor and Sarah must
      convince them to leave it all behind. Or else. When he unexpectedly
      fails, "else" happens.
      Wednesday 6:04PM "Pyramids Of Mars" pt 1 of 4
      Series 13, Episode 9. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The 4th Doctor and Sarah arrive back at U*N*I*T - decades early
      before it exists. Mummies are going around killing people on the
      orders of a man who is terrible at playing the organ. Anyone who
      commits such terrible butchery on a classical instrument must be
      8 December - "The Android Invasion" begins
      15 December - "The Brain Of Morbius" begins


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      7 Days A Week 2AM EST (11PM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories
      Wednesday "Mawdryn Undead" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 20, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart gets involved in the Doctor's quandry
      in both 1977 and 1983, causing fears among everyone good and evil
      that the Brig might meet himself and cause a catastrophe.
      Thursday "Terminus" pts 1+2 of 4
      Friday "Terminus" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 20, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The TARDIS is sabotaged, forcing the 5th Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan, and
      Turlough to bail out on a ship headed for the plague colony at the
      centre of the Universe.
      Saturday "Logopolis" all 4 pts
      Series 18, Episodes 25 through 28. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The 4th Doctor wants the Logopolitans to repair his TARDIS so he
      doesn't have to look at a Police Telephone Box anymore. But it may
      just be a ruse. He feels the icy hand of death closing in on him.
      And the Master too.
      Sunday "Castrovalva" all 4 pts
      Series 19, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The 5th Doctor begins his tenure barely conscious, being rushed by
      his companions back to the TARDIS in hopes of treatment and to get
      away from the Master. His best hope may be Castrovalva, if it can be
      Monday "Enlightenment" pts 1+2 of 4
      Tuesday "Enlightenment" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 20, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      While Immortals quest for enlightenment about reality, Turlough
      seeks enlightenment on who to betray.
      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"
      13 December - "The Caves Of Androzani"
      15 December - "Horror Of Fang Rock"
      17 December - "The Invisible Enemy"
      18 December - "Timeflight"
      19 December - "Arc Of Infinity"
      20 through 24 December - pre-empted for movies

      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 Greatest Show In The Galaxy" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 25, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      See UKTV Gold for story detail.
      4 December - "Battlefield" pts 1+2
      11 December - "Battlefield" pts 3+4
      18 December - "Ghostlight" pts 1+2

      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
      Late Saturday Midnight-2:36AM EST "Inferno" movie
      Series 7, Episodes 19 through 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      On the Inferno drilling project, emotions are running high.
      Professor Stahlmann is on the verge of insanity. Green ooze is
      turning people into psychotic killers. And the Doctor's TARDIS
      console has a surprising reaction to the power from the drill head.
      Be it ever so alien there's no place like Earth.
      4 December - "Terror Of The Autons" movie
      11 December - "The Mind Of Evil" movie
      18 December - "The Claws Of Axos" movie

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
      analog 48
      digital 48-2 (34-2)
      Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
      Saturday 11PM EST "The Mind Of Evil" eps 3+4 of 6
      Series 8, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The Keller Machine is getting out of control, and even its creator
      is having trouble with it. Meanwhile, murder disrupts the
      international Peace Conference. The true villain of the piece is
      4 & 11 December - pre-empted for pledge programming
      18 December - "The Mind Of Evil" eps 5+6
      25 December - "The Claws Of Axos" eps 1+2

      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 "Mawdryn Undead" pt 1 of 4
      Series 20, Episode 9. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The TARDIS arrives in 1977 while the 5th Doctor arrives in 1983,
      making life very confusing for the inhabitants of a Boys' School -
      particularly retired Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.
      4 & 11 December - pre-empted for pledge programming
      18 December - "Mawdryn Undead" pt 2 of 4

      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 3+4 of 4
      Series 19, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      See BBC Kids for story details.
      4 December - pre-empted for pledge programming
      11 December - "Four To Doomsday" pts 1+2
      18 December - "Four To Doomsday" pts 3+4
      25 December - "Kinda" pts 1+2

      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 11:30PM MST "The Keeper Of Traken" pt 3 of 4
      Series 18, Episode 23. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The calcified but limber Melkur manipulates events to make Kassia be
      the new Keeper.
      4 & 11 December - pre-empted for pledge programming
      18 December - "The Keeper Of Traken" pt 4

      **BBC Worldwide Americas has non-renewed KBTC's contract for the
      series, so December 2004 will be the end.**
      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
      There is contradictory information on KBTC's broadcast schedule for
      the next few weeks, so I'm including both versions.
      www.zap2it.com says:
      Sat 7PM + 12:30AM PST "The Sea Devils" pts 3+4 of 6
      4 & 11 December - pre-empted for pledge programming
      18 December - "The Sea Devils" pts 5+6
      www.kbtc.org says:
      pre-empted this week for To Be Announced at 7PM and Austin City
      Limits at 12:30AM
      4 December - "The Sea Devils" pts 3+4 (1AM only)

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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