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This Week In Doctor Who - December 22, 2004

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - December 22, 2004 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 7, No 51 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 22, 2004
      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - December 22, 2004
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 7, No 51

      Merry Christmas to Doctor Who fans everywhere. 2005 draws closer and
      closer. Here's hoping for a Happy New Year with lots of
      international broadcast deals for Doctor Who episodes new & old. For
      now, it's the last 2 weeks of the year. Take it easy and relax.

      The following message was given before, during, and after KBTC
      Tacoma, WA's http://www.kbtc.org final Doctor Who broadcast on the

      "Hello. I'm Paul Jackson, station manager here at KBTC.

      "It is with deep regret that I announce the end of the long running
      series Doctor Who. Tonight, we show the final four episodes.

      "Over the last several months, we've worked hard to keep the series
      going. But the distributor has decided to retire the broadcast

      "I want to thank each and every one of you who faithfully supported
      Doctor Who on KBTC, not only with your money but also your time.
      It's been a wonderful relationship; one that embodies the true
      spirit of public broadcasting where PBS stations and their viewers
      partner closely together to put programs on the air that can't be
      seen anywhere else.

      "For now, you'll find British mystery at this time, beginning in
      January. We'll keep you updated as we move into next year. With any
      luck, Doctor Who will return in the not too distant future.

      "Again, thank you very much for your continued support, and enjoy
      the final broadcast of Doctor Who."

      KBTC/KCKA has certainly been one of the strongest supporters of
      Doctor Who during the length of This Week In Doctor Who's
      publication history, with barely any pre-emptions and a couple of
      marathons each year.

      I always hate to see a station drop the series, whether by choice or
      not. This leaves 6 public TV stations in the US still airing Doctor
      Who as 2005 begins, with the expectation that each will have to drop
      the series as contracts expire. Hopefully whatever contract
      negotiations are being worked on for the new series in the US will
      enable the old episodes to be on the air somewhere, with both
      reaching as many people as possible.

      The remaining 6 US broadcasters (for now):
      WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
      Maryland Public TV
      WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
      WILL 12 Urbana, IL
      Iowa Public TV
      KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT

      Future airings of Doctor Who (1996 TV Movie) on the Starz!
      http://www.starz.com movie pack:
      Late Saturday December 25 2:20AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
      Sunday December 26 9:45AM 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
      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.


      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.

      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.
      "The Paradise Of Death" pt 3 of 5 - archived online until Sunday 26
      Sunday 6PM & Midnight GMT "The Paradise Of Death" pt 4 of 5
      4th episode of Jon Pertwee's audio Doctor Who story from 1993. The
      3rd Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, and Sarah search for
      answers on the homeworld of the entertainers. From Monday 27
      December this episode can be heard at the same links currently used
      for episode 3.

      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:
      12/22? - 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
      3 hours of repeats - contents unknown.



      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      (All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
      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 "The Seeds Of Doom" pt 2 of 6
      Monday 6:03PM "The Seeds Of Doom" pt 3 of 6
      Tuesday 6:04PM "The Seeds Of Doom" pt 4 of 6
      Wednesday 6:04PM "The Seeds Of Doom" pt 5 of 6
      Series 13, Episodes 22 through 25. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Alien seed pods discovered in Antarctica are brought to life by an
      eccentric billionaire with a plant fetish. The 4th Doctor rushes to
      stop the plant before it starts eating on its natural food - people.
      3 through 6 January - pre-empted by Hopman Cup Tennis Tournament
      10 January - "The Masque Of Mandragora" begins
      17 January - "The Hand Of Fear" begins


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      7 Days A Week 2AM EST (11PM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories
      22 December through 2 January - pre-empted for Christmas programming
      4 January - "Image Of The Fendahl"
      6 January - "The Sun Makers"
      8 & 9 January - pre-empted, marathons
      10 January - "Underworld"
      12 January - "The Invasion Of Time"
      15 & 16 January - pre-empted, marathons
      17 January - "The Ribos Operation"
      19 January - "The Pirate Planet"
      21 January - "The Stones Of Blood"
      22 & 23 January - pre-empted, marathons
      25 January - "The Androids Of Tara"
      27 January - "The Power Of Kroll"
      29 January - "Snakedance"
      30 January - "Mawdryn Undead"

      Starz! WAM! Channel http://www.starz.com
      "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      Late Saturday 2:20AM EST Eastern Time / PST Pacific Time
      Sunday 9:45AM EST Eastern Time / PST Pacific Time
      After a crash landing in San Francisco on the eve of the year 2000,
      the Doctor (Paul McGann) finds himself with a new face and a lack of
      memories. He must pull himself together and stop the Master (Eric
      Roberts) before the Earth is destroyed in this big budget TV movie.
      Grace: Daphne Ashbrook. These are the final scheduled showings on
      WAM! Next month the movie will air on Mystery (with a couple of
      MoviePlex airings).

      Starz! MoviePlex Channel http://www.starz.com
      "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      Sunday 10:45AM 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 "Ghostlight" pt 3 of 3
      Series 26, Episode 7. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      The 7th Doctor makes a grrrrrave error of judgement, unleashing
      Light, a loose cannon production who decides to destroy the world
      over catalog issues.
      Saturday 11:30PM EST "The Curse Of Fenric" pt 1 of 4
      Series 26, Episode 8. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      The 7th Doctor and Ace pay a visit to a secret military base during
      World War II. Their timing is excellent - something from the sea is
      starting to kill people.
      1 January - "The Curse Of Fenric" pts 2+3
      8 January - "The Curse Of Fenric" pt 4 / "Survival" pt 1
      15 January - "Survival" 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), 54
      DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
      Baltimore Dish 22,8736
      Late Saturday Midnight-2:30AM EST "Colony In Space" movie
      Series 8, Episodes 15 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Jo Grant does not believe in the idea of time travel, or of a blue
      police telephone box being able to travel through space. So when the
      3rd Doctor appears to have fixed his craft and lands her 500 years
      in the future on a distant planet, she's a trifle annoyed. But
      there's little choice but to broker peace between a mining company,
      farmers, and slightly crazed natives before slaughter happens.
      1 January - "Colony In Space"? movie
      8 January - "The Daemons"? movie
      15 January - "The Curse Of Peladon"? 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 Claws Of Axos" eps 1+2 of 4
      Series 8, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The being Axos calls Earth with a message of peace and prosperity.
      Allowed to land, the Axons quickly charm human authorities. But the
      Doctor and U*N*I*T remain hesitant to trust, after one too many
      alien invasions in recent months.
      1 January - "The Claws Of Axos" eps 3+4
      8 January - "Colony In Space" eps 1+2
      15 January - "Colony In Space" eps 3+4
      22 January - "Colony In Space" eps 5+6
      29 January - "The Daemons" 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 11:31PM CST "Mawdryn Undead" pt 3 of 4
      Series 20, Episode 11. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Slightly early time this week. The 5th Doctor and company run into
      Mawdryn and his followers. The Black Guardian fears that 2
      iterations of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart will get involved at the
      same time, creating cosmic chaos, but not the kind he wants.
      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 "Kinda" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 19, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      While Nyssa sleeps off an illness, the 5th Doctor and company
      stumble onto the world of the Kinda. An ancient power takes an
      interest in Tegan.
      1 January - "Kinda" pts 3+4
      8 January - "The Visitation" pts 1+2
      15 January - "The Visitation" pts 3+4
      22 January - "Black Orchid" pts 1+2
      29 January - "Earthshock" 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 "Logopolis" pt 1 of 4
      Series 18, Episode 25. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The 4th Doctor and Adric work on measuring the TARDIS to get the
      Chameleon Circuit fixed. But then, tragedy strikes. Tragedy Jovanka:
      Janet Fielding.
      1 January - pre-empted by New Years specials
      8 January - "Logopolis" pt 2
      15 January - "Logopolis" pt 3
      22 January - "Logopolis" pt 4
      29 January - "Castrovalva" pt 1

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2004.
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