This Week In Doctor Who - January 12, 2005
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO
January 12, 2005 - Vol 8, No 2
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F Elliott
Speculation on the premiere date for the new Doctor Who series
continues. The biggest miscalculation yet has to be last Saturday's
Sun newspaper in the UK, which claimed that Doctor Who was
premiering on BBC One that night (8 January) even when it wasn't on
In the US, it's worth keeping an eye on the reports from the
Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour (January 11 through
14). Most of the Cable networks are announcing their winter and
spring programming plans. *If* Doctor Who is airing in the US before
the Summer, one of the networks at this event will probably announce
that they have the rights to it. The Futon Critic
http://www.thefutoncritic.com is the best source I've found for
Press Tour news. As of this writing no networks have picked up the
series. After the tour concludes Friday, the NCTA will update their
online guide to upcoming cable programming, found at
In Canada, the best news for Doctor Who may be the hockey strike.
CBC http://www.cbc.ca/television is rumored to have rights to start
airing Doctor Who on March 1 or after each episode airs on BBC One,
whichever comes second. CBC tends to focus on hockey from March to
June. Mark it under speculation, but Doctor Who could help fill a
programming hole should the hockey season be cancelled altogether.
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv seems to be skipping a lot of Tom
Baker stories in its new run through the series. Last time through
they skipped Genesis Of The Daleks, The Android Invasion, and
Destiny Of The Daleks due to issues with Terry Nation's estate. This
time they also seem to be skipping The Sontaran Experiment and
Pyramids Of Mars. No clue why.
WYBE 35 http://www.wybe.org still has Doctor Who on their Saturday
schedule through January, 2 weeks beyond the end of Survival, the
last episode. Since I refuse to believe that there is a 4th episode
of Survival (a 3 parter) or that they would continue repeating
episodes 3+4 week after week then there's no telling which episodes
will air on the 22nd and 29th.
Future airings of Doctor Who (1996 TV Movie) on the Starz!
http://www.starz.com movie pack:
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
Friday January 21 4:05PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Late Friday January 21 12:20AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Corrections and updates are welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
email@example.com , TWIDW on AOL IM , and thebfe on Yahoo
Messenger. 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
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
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.
"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
Encore interview with Barry Letts. Branded "The Greatest Generation
of Doctor Who Part One".
Current plan is for monthly episodes with the previous episode
staying online for a bit after the new show go up.
Confirmed Future Episodes:
1/15 - Terrance Dicks (new interview - part 2 of "The Greatest
Generation of Doctor Who" theme)
2/15 - Jon Pertwee tribute (abridged encore)
3/15 - Patrick Troughton tribute (new, he's 85 that month)
4/15 - Jessica Carney, 30 years after the passing of her grandfather
William Hartnell (new)
5/15 - Jon Nathan-Turner tribute (encore)
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 - News & Comment. Hour 2 - Erin Gray of "Buck Rogers"; David
Selby of Sci-Fi movie "Larva"; "Dark Shadows". Hour 3 - Vincent
Ventresca of "The Invisible Man" and "Larva"; Tim Cox - director
Doctor Who archives:
http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/122702.mp3 - Sci-Fi
Overdrive celebrates Doctor Who's 41st anniversary, hour 1 (repeat).
Peter Purves and Anneke Wills, compiled from American Who
interviews. Goes offline January 24.
http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/122703.mp3 - Sci-Fi
Overdrive celebrates Doctor Who's 41st anniversary, hour 2 (repeat).
Robert Shearman, compiled from American Who interview. Goes offline
http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/SciFi/122704.mp3 - Sci-Fi
Overdrive celebrates Doctor Who's 41st anniversary, hour 3 (repeat).
Arnold T. Blumberg reflects on 41 years of Doctor Who. Goes offline
THE FIRST 8 DOCTORS:
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 "Revenge Of The Cybermen" movie
Series 12, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Nerva Beacon is being depopulated. One by one its crew are killed by
a metallic creature with venom. It is the prelude to a takeover and
a countdown to doom for the asteroid it orbits.
Sunday 7-9AM GMT "Terror Of The Zygons" movie
Series 13, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Returning to Earth after a long adventure, the 4th Doctor, Sarah,
and Harry wind up involved in another U*N*I*T situation. Oil rigs
are being sunk by something that resembles the Loch Ness Monster,
while humans are being replaced by aliens.
22 January - "Planet Of Evil" movie
23 January - "The Brain Of Morbius" movie
Thursday 6:03PM "The Masque Of Mandragora" pt 4 of 4
Series 14, Episode 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
To lure the force of Mandragora, the Doctor stages a party.
Monday 6:03PM "The Hand Of Fear" pt 1 of 4
Tuesday 6:03PM "The Hand Of Fear" pt 2 of 4
Wednesday 6:04PM "The Hand Of Fear" pt 3 of 4
Series 14, Episodes 5 through 7. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Sarah is traumatized by a quarry blast, leaving her mind open to the
power of an ancient crystallized hand.
24 January - "The Deadly Assassin" begins
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
7 Days A Week 2AM EST (11PM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories
Wednesday "The Invasion Of Time" pts 1+2 of 6
Thursday "The Invasion Of Time" pts 3+4 of 6
Friday "The Invasion Of Time" pts 5+6 of 6
Series 15, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Doctor returns to his ancestral home of Gallifrey and becomes
President, setting off a reign of terror and destruction rarely seen
by his people.
Saturday & Sunday - pre-empted, marathons
Monday "The Ribos Operation" pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday "The Ribos Operation" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 16, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor is sidled with a new companion -
Romanadvoratrelundar - and the dubious quest of finding 6 segments
of a box that controls time. The first segment is on an ice world
where a shady land deal is underway.
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"
31 January - "The Armageddon Factor"
3 February - "Destiny Of The Daleks"
5 February - "Terminus"
6 February - "Enlightenment"
"Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
Monday 1:35PM EST Eastern Time / PST Pacific Time
The Doctor thought he could return the Master's remains to Gallifrey
without much incident. Alas, the Master never paid much attention to
the rules of Death. So when the Master's remains escape and cause
the TARDIS to crash on Earth, chaos ensues. Starring Paul McGann,
Daphne Ashbrook, Eric Roberts, and Sylvester McCoy.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EST "Survival" pts 2+3 of 3
Series 26, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
The final 2 episodes of the original series. The world of the
Kitlings is collapsing from fighting and killing. If you stay there
long enough, the scent of the Hunt consumes you and you become a
22 & 29 January - TBA
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 Curse Of Peladon" movie
Series 9, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The Time Lords send the 3rd Doctor and Jo to Peladon, a world on the
verge of an industrial revolution, trying to decide whether to join
an intergalactic alliance. Among the members of the alliance -
Humans and Ice Warriors.
22 January - "The Sea Devils" movie
29 January - "The Mutants" movie
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Saturday 11PM EST "Colony In Space" eps 3+4 of 6
Series 8, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The strife between Miners and Colonists is heading towards war, and
only the Master may be able to save the day. Assuming he's not
playing both sides against each other.
22 January - "Colony In Space" eps 5+6
29 January - "The Daemons" eps 1+2
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign DirecTV 12
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CST "Terminus" pt 2 of 4
Series 20, Episode 14. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Nyssa has been infected with Lazaar's Disease. Turlough and Tegan
get into a jam.
22 January - "Terminus" pt 3
29 January - "Terminus" pt 4 (11:38PM)
5 February - "Enlightenment" pt 1
12 February - "Enlightenment" 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 "The Visitation" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 19, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Terrileptils prepare to wipe out humanity, unless the Doctor can
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
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 3 of 4
Series 18, Episode 27. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Master plots to take control of Logopolis. Can the Doctor save
him once again from a tragic success?
22 January - "Logopolis" pt 4
29 January - "Castrovalva" pt 1
5 February - "Castrovalva" pt 2
12 February - "Castrovalva" pt 3
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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