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This Week In Doctor Who - January 12, 2005

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO January 12, 2005 - Vol 8, No 2 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. by Benjamin F Elliott
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 12, 2005
      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
      the schedule.

      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
      http://www.ncta.com/Docs/PageContent.cfm?pageID=240 .

      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-
      owner@yahoogroups.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
      Premieres: March?
      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.

      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      Current Episode:
      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
      of "Larva".
      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
      January 24.
      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
      January 24.



      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


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      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"

      Mystery http://www.starz.com
      "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
      analog 35
      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
      analog 48
      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
      analog 12
      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
      stop them.
      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 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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