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This Week In Doctor Who - December 15, 2004

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - December 15, 2004 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 7, No 50 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - December 15, 2004
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 7, No 50
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
      thisweekindoctorwho-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

      KBTC/KCKA 28,15 Tacoma/Centralia, WA http://www.kbtc.org is airing 4
      episodes of Who this weekend (last 4 of The Mutants) to complete
      their current story before their rights to the series expire. KBTC
      has provided Doctor Who to the Seattle area since 1987, one of the
      last 7 over the air US broadcasters to keep the show on the air.
      December 18th will be the final broadcast, as BBC Worldwide Americas
      has non-renewed KBTC's contract. That leaves 6 stations airing the
      show on the old syndication contracts going into January 2005. No US
      buyers for new or old series rights have been announced at this time.

      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca and UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv
      are both replacing Doctor Who with special programming over
      Christmas and New Years. Monday 20 December through Sunday January 2
      on BBC Kids, Saturday 18 December through Sunday January 2 on UKTV
      Gold. BBC Kids' advance schedules indicate that the Saturday and
      Sunday complete story broadcasts are ending for a while for weekend
      marathons of other programs.

      Maryland Public TV http://www.mpt.org had some recent glitches
      airing Doctor Who stories. On November 27 the movie of "Inferno" had
      no sound for the first 54 minutes (at least on the WMPT 22
      transmitter) and a scene appearing out of order about 80 minutes in.
      The December 11 showing of The Mind Of Evil aired about 25 minutes
      late due to a pledge special running long. Pledge season is over, so
      there shouldn't be any more late starts.

      Future airings of Doctor Who (1996 TV Movie) on the Starz!
      http://www.starz.com movie pack:
      WAM!:
      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:
      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
      Mystery:
      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 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: 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
      2) Prime TV New Zealand http://www.primetv.co.nz
      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.

      BBC 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
      Digital radio station in UK. Can be heard live online with
      RealPlayer or Windows Media Player. Archives on RealPlayer online.
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/listenagain/sunday/rams/1800.ram
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/listenagain/sunday/rams/0000.ram
      "The Paradise Of Death" pt 2 of 5 - archived online until Sunday 19
      December.
      Sunday 6PM & Midnight GMT "The Paradise Of Death" pt 3 of 5
      3rd episode of Jon Pertwee's audio Doctor Who story from 1993. Weird
      goings on at a funfair bring danger for the Doctor. From Monday 20
      December this episode can be heard at the same links currently used
      for episode 2.

      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      Current Episode:
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/112304.mp3
      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:
      12/17 - 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 - SciFi News & Comment. Hour 2 - More News & Comment, 30th
      anniversary of Starfleet. Hour 3 - Leonard David of Space.com.
      Doctor Who related archives:
      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
      offline December 20.
      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 offline
      December 20.
      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
      offline December 20.

      THE FIRST 8 DOCTORS:

      UK:

      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      (All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
      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

      AUSTRALIA:

      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thursday 6:03PM "The Brain Of Morbius" pt 2 of 4
      Monday 6:03PM "The Brain Of Morbius" pt 3 of 4
      Tuesday 6:04PM "The Brain Of Morbius" pt 4 of 4
      Series 13, Episodes 18 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The Sisterhood of Karn and Professor Solon battle for the Doctor.
      Both sides want him dead - one to bring about a great evil, the
      other to prevent it (though with a dose of revenge thrown in).
      Wednesday 6:04PM "The Seeds Of Doom" pt 1 of 4
      Series 13, Episode 21. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      U*N*I*T sends the Doctor and Sarah to Antarctica to investigate the
      discovery of alien plant pods.
      3 through 6 January - pre-empted by Hopman Cup Tennis Tournament
      10 January - "The Masque Of Mandragora" begins

      CANADA/USA:

      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      7 Days A Week 2AM EST (11PM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories
      weekends
      Wednesday "Horror Of Fang Rock" pts 1+2 of 4
      Thursday "Horror Of Fang Rock" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 15, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      BBC Kids jumps to the middle of the 4th Doctor's era. The TARDIS
      lands in a mysterious fog near a lighthouse in Edwardian England.
      The people at the lighthouse are being slowly murdered by an unseen
      force.
      Friday "The Invisible Enemy" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 15, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The Doctor's mind is taken over by a parasite with dreams of
      intergalactic conquest. Leela must save the universe this time.
      Concludes 3 January.
      Saturday "Time-flight" all 4 pts
      Series 19, Episodes 23 through 26. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Saddened by the events of Earthshock (which BBC Kids doesn't have
      the rights to show), the TARDIS crew finally arrives at Heathrow
      Airport. Concordes are disappearing. The 5th Doctor investigates,
      bringing him 140 million years into the past and up against an old
      foe.
      Sunday "Arc Of Infinity" all 4 pts
      Series 20, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The Time Lords use the Doctor as a scapegoat when an alien attempts
      to use the Doctor's body as a means to cross over to this universe.
      20 December through 2 January - pre-empted for Christmas programming
      4 January - "Image Of The Fendahl"
      6 January - "The Sun Makers"
      8 through 9 January - pre-empted for Top Of The Pops marathon
      10 January - "Underworld"
      12 January - "The Invasion Of Time"
      15 through 16 January - pre-empted for more marathons
      17 January - "The Ribos Operation"
      19 January - "The Pirate Planet"
      21 January - "The Stones Of Blood"

      Starz! WAM! Channel http://www.starz.com
      "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      Wednesday 8AM EST Eastern Time / PST Pacific Time
      The Doctor (Paul McGann) and the Master (Eric Roberts) do battle in
      San Francisco during New Years 1999. The Master wants the Doctor's
      remaining lives - the Doctor wants to keep the Earth from being
      destroyed. At least one of them will lose.

      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 "Ghostlight" pts 1+2 of 3
      Series 26, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      To Ace's horror, the 7th Doctor has brought her back in time to the
      source of her greatest nightmares.
      25 December - "Ghostlight" pt 3 / "The Curse Of Fenric" pt 1
      1 January 2005 - "The Curse Of Fenric" pts 2+3

      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), 36-2 (54-2)
      DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
      Baltimore Dish 22,8736
      Late Saturday Midnight-1:35AM EST "The Claws Of Axos" movie
      Series 8, Episodes 11 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      An American agent obsessed with finding the Master gets ensnared in
      U*N*I*T's latest adventure - gold aliens have arrived offering to
      solve world hunger. The 3rd Doctor is skeptical. The American finds
      proof of the aliens' intent from a surprising source.
      25 December - "Colony In Space" movie
      1 January - "Colony In Space"? movie
      8 January - "The Daemons"? 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 5+6 of 6
      Series 8, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The Master engineers a dastardly robbery, but the Keller Machine
      proves unwilling to be mastered. Can the Doctor save the Master from
      his own invention?
      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 2 of 4
      Series 20, Episode 10. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Turlough finds himself a pawn of the Black Guardian, who wants the
      Doctor dead. The 5th Doctor finds himself in 1983 while Nyssa and
      Tegan are in 1977, both working with Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.
      25 December - "Mawdryn Undead" pt 3 (11:31PM)
      1 January - "Mawdryn Undead" pt 4
      8 January - "Terminus" pt 1
      15 January - "Terminus" pt 2

      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 "Four To Doomsday" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 19, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The 5th Doctor learns the truth behind the Urbankan plans for Earth.
      But events have spiraled out of control, causing Adric and Tegan to
      take drastic steps.
      25 December - "Kinda" pts 1+2

      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 "The Keeper Of Traken" pt 4 of 4
      Series 18, Episode 24. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Melkur reveals his true identity to the Doctor. A new Keeper will
      rule Traken.
      25 December - "Logopolis" pt 1
      1 January - "Logopolis" pt 2 (or pre-empted)
      8 January - "Logopolis" pt 3 (or 2)
      15 January - "Logopolis" pt 4 (or 3)

      **FINAL WEEK! BBC Worldwide Americas has non-renewed KBTC's contract
      for Doctor Who.**
      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 7-9PM + 12:30-2:30AM PST "The Mutants" eps 3,4,5,+6 of 6
      Series 9, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The Marshall of Solos hopes to change the atmosphere to favor human
      life, but not the life of the native inhabitants. The atmosphere is
      changing anyway for other reasons, and the 3rd Doctor plans to
      figure out why.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2004.
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