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This Week In Doctor Who - December 1, 2004

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - December 1, 2004 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 7, No 48 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 1, 2004
      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - December 1, 2004
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 7, No 48

      BBC One's press release for their winter programming has come out -
      Long link - you may have to type it manually. There's a paragraph on
      the new series:
      `Acclaimed actor Christopher Eccleston hits our screens this winter
      as Doctor Who with Billie Piper as the Doctor's companion Rose
      Tyler. More details will be released early next year.'

      Another BBC press release with slightly more information (two word
      minor spoiler in 3rd paragraph which is widely known, but if you're
      concerned skip down a bit to be safe) -
      `Acclaimed actor Christphoer Eccleston plays Doctor Who in a new
      series for BBC ONE next year.

      `Billie Piper, who made her acting debut in the critically acclaimed
      Canterbury Tales - The Miller's Tale, stars alongside Eccleston as
      the Doctor's companion, Rose Tyler.

      `Traveling through time and space, the Doctor and Rose come face to
      face with a number of new and exciting monsters - as well as
      battling the Doctor's arch-enemy, the Daleks.

      `The series, which promises to surprise and entertain a new
      generation, also features Penelope Wilton, Noel Clarke, Annette
      Badland, Camille Coduri and John Barrowman, Bruno Langley and
      celebrated theatre, film and television actor Simon Callow.

      `Filming in Cardiff until 2005 for transmission on BBC ONE, Doctor
      Who is written by Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Paul
      Cornell and Robert Shearman.'

      UKTV Gold's http://www.ukgold.tv statement on early Doctor Who
      stories (e-mailed to multiple people):
      `Thank you for your email regarding the early series of Doctor Who.
      We currently hold the broadcast rights to only the Tom Baker, Peter
      Davidson, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy series so these are the
      only series we can show. We did hold the rights to the Jon Pertwee
      series but these have expired and we have not secured the rights to
      them again as yet.

      `At the moment we have no plans to buy the rights to the early
      series featuring William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton. The problem
      we have with these series is that the BBC have lost or destroyed
      many of the episodes and of those that remain, some are no longer of
      broadcast quality. If we were to show them, nearly all of the
      stories would be incomplete and littered with holes and so to show
      a `series' would be impossible. Our current feeling is that it would
      be disappointing to viewers to show such incomplete stories so the
      only time we would show them is as individual episodes as part of a
      special season. This may happen in the future but at the moment we
      have no concrete plans.

      `I am sorry to have bought disappointing news but hopefully your
      queries have been answered.'

      No additional information on Doctor Who's future on public TV
      stations in the US has emerged since last week. At the moment, KBTC
      28 Tacoma, WA definitely loses the rights to the show after December
      because the syndicator did not renew the contract. A reasonable
      inference, but not confirmed, would be that the other 6 affiliates
      (WYBE 35 Philadelphia PA, MPT Maryland, WCET 48 Cincinnati OH, WILL
      12 Urbana IL, IPTV Iowa, KUED 7 Salt Lake City UT) will lose their
      rights when respective contracts expire. We don't know when those
      contracts end.

      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
      Friday January 21 4:05PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
      Late Friday January 21 12:20AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
      Wednesday January 5 9:15AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
      Monday January 17 1:35PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
      Friday January 21 3:05PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
      Friday January 21 11:20PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
      Tuesday January 25 8:40AM 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:

      2005 AND BEYOND:

      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
      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:
      Joey Reynolds notes 41 years of Doctor Who. Main feature - KTEH 54's
      1983 interview with Tom Baker about his life and Doctor Who.
      Future Episode:
      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
      Schedule TBA.
      Doctor Who related archives:
      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. Will be removed Monday December 6.
      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.
      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.
      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.



      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 "Battlefield" movie
      Series 26, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart is called out of retirement when, in
      addition to pan-dimensional soldiers fighting the battles of Camelot
      all over again, the 7th Doctor turns up.
      Sunday 7:05-9AM GMT "Ghostlight" movie
      Series 26, Episodes 5 through 7. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      The 7th Doctor brings Ace to the source of her greatest nightmares.
      11 December 7-9AM - "The Curse Of Fenric" movie
      12 December 7:30-9AM - "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 "Pyramids Of Mars" pt 2 of 4
      Monday 6:03PM "Pyramids Of Mars" pt 3 of 4
      Tuesday 6:03PM "Pyramids Of Mars" pt 4 of 4
      Series 13, Episodes 10 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The ancient god Sutekh has taken over a British estate, hoping to
      use the resources to build a rocket to free his body from Mars.
      Wednesday 6:03PM "The Android Invasion" pt 1 of 4
      Series 13, Episode 13. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The 4th Doctor and Sarah find a deserted English village.
      15 December - "The Brain Of Morbius" begins
      22 December - "The Seeds Of Doom" begins


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      7 Days A Week 2AM EST (11PM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories
      Wednesday "The King's Demons" pts 1+2 of 2
      Series 20, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      King John is hanging around disrupting a nobleman's castle when he's
      supposed to be off signing the Magna Carta. The 5th Doctor
      inadvertently investigates.
      Thursday "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 1+2 of 4
      Friday "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 21, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The Sea Devils and the Silurians team up to destroy the human race
      again in 2084. A seabase desired by both sides of an interplanetary
      cold war is the target. Can the 5th Doctor broker peace as
      successfully as he did in the 20th Century encounters? Wait a
      minute - he failed with those.
      Saturday "Four To Doomsday" all 4 pts
      Series 19, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The Urbankans engage in divide and conquer with the TARDIS crew,
      setting them at odds with each other and keeping them from learning
      the truth behind the frogpedal species' visit to Earth.
      Sunday "Kinda" all 4 pts
      Series 19, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      While Nyssa sleeps off an illness in the TARDIS, the 5th Doctor,
      Adric, and Tegan fall afoul of the people of Kinda and an ancient
      evil who's trying to compensate for having a non-threatening voice.
      Monday "The Awakening" pts 1+2 of 2
      Series 21, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Kate Chopin's story of a woman who liberates herself from family
      responsibility and begins an ecclectic lifestyle that ends in
      trag ... wrong The Awakening. Tegan arrives in Little Hobcombe
      looking for her Grandfather. He has disappeared. Meanwhile, alien
      energy is influencing war games.
      Tuesday "Frontios" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 21, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The survivors of humanity find a new scapegoat for the destruction
      being ravaged on their settlement - the Doctor.
      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 26 December - pre-empted for Christmas programming

      Starz! WAM! Channel http://www.starz.com
      "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      Late Sunday 2:29AM EST Eastern Time / PST Pacific Time
      Monday Noon EST Eastern Time / PST Pacific Time
      America has a close encounter with two renegade Time Lords and the
      end of the World. The Doctor and The Master have arrived in San
      Francisco on the eve of Y2K. The Master's in search of a body - the
      Doctor in search of his memories. The Master unwittingly sets Earth
      on a course for destruction (again). Starring Paul McGann, Sylvester
      McCoy, Daphne Ashbrook, and Eric Roberts.

      Starz! MoviePlex Channel http://www.starz.com
      "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      Late Sunday 3:29AM EST Eastern Time / PST Pacific Time

      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 "Battlefield" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 26, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      11 December - "Battlefield" pts 3+4
      18 December - "Ghostlight" pts 1+2
      25 December - "Ghostlight" pt 3 / "The Curse Of Fenric" pt 1

      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-1:30AM EST "Terror Of The Autons" movie
      Series 8, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Color version. A Time Lord warns the Doctor that an old "friend" of
      his is on Earth plotting conquest and the Doctor's death - not
      caring which order they come in. This friend is known as The Master.
      Roger Delgado's first appearance as the Master, Katy Manning's first
      appearance as Jo Grant, and Richard Franklin's first appearance as
      Captain Mike Yates.
      11 December - "The Mind Of Evil" movie
      18 December - "The Claws Of Axos" movie
      25 December - "Colony In Space" movie

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
      analog 48
      digital 48-2 (34-2)
      Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
      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
      4 & 11 December - pre-empted for pledge programming
      18 December - "Mawdryn Undead" pt 2 of 4
      25 December - "Mawdryn Undead" pt 3 of 4 (11:31PM)

      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)
      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
      4 & 11 December - pre-empted for pledge programming
      18 December - "The Keeper Of Traken" pt 4
      25 December - "Logopolis" pt 1

      **BBC Worldwide Americas has non-renewed KBTC's contract. The series
      ends here in December 2004.**
      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
      Late Saturday 1AM PST "The Sea Devils" eps 3+4 of 6
      The Master tries to team up with the Sea Devils. According to both
      KBTC's website and Zap2it.com's website http://www.zap2it.com ,
      episodes 5 and 6 of The Sea Devils will not air. If those episodes
      are going to air, someone needs to update the schedules again.
      11 December - "The Mutants" eps 1+2 (7:30PM & 12:30AM)
      18 December - "The Mutants" eps 3+4
      25 December - pre-empted for Christmas programming apparently, which
      would mean that The Mutants doesn't get episodes 5+6 either.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2004.
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