This Week In Doctor Who - August 17, 2001
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - August 17, 2001
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 4, No 33
It's been a rather quiet week for Doctor Who in the broadcast mediums. We
still don't know which format Death Comes To Time will be released in when
they make a few scenes to make episode 1 make sense and record the rest of
the episodes. No new stations are airing Doctor Who. No stations are dumping
Doctor Who. Status quo seems to be the name of the game.
Well, there is one potential thing to note. Outpost Gallifrey
http://www.gallifreyone.com/ has a report on their news page that the BBC
may once again be looking at a proposal for a new Doctor Who TV series, this
time a proposal by Dan Freeman (producer of Death Comes To Time). It will be
interesting to see if he can get his all the way through to a series, where
many other proposals have so far failed to go.
I do wonder what KERA 13 http://www.kera.org/ in Dallas, TX is doing this
week. Doctor Who is returning from a 2 week break with "Inferno" episodes
3+4. But they never scheduled episodes 1+2. Is it a typo (which means their
info for the next few weeks is also wrong), or did they air 2 episodes
without putting them on the schedule?
There's no chat on the TWIDW group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho/chat/ this week. I'm
trying to decide what would be a good day & time for a regular chat. The
chat room, of course, is open 24/7 for any subscribers who have yahoo ids.
And if you want to host your own Doctor Who chat there (preferably with some
topic related to Doctor Who on TV/radio/webcast), give me some notice so I
can post a notice on the site so people might know to come.
Additions and corrections are welcome at bfelliott@... ,
bfelliott@... , bfelliott3 on AOL IM , or thebfe on Yahoo!
Messenger. And now, the listings:
BBC Online's Doctor Who Site http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/
"Death Comes To Time" ep 1 of 6 (in real audio)
The episode that started the hub-bub. Starring Sylvester McCoy and Sophie
Aldred, with special guest Stephen Fry (Jeeves & Wooster).
"The Abominable Snowmen" ep 5 of 6 (photonovel reconstruction)
UK Gold http://www.sceneone.co.uk/s1/tv/listings
Sat 9:05?-11AM BST "The Leisure Hive" movie
John Nathan-Turner launches his era of producing Doctor Who by revamping the
theme tune, blasting K-9's head (by the way, welcome back John Leeson), and
giving the Randomiser a tragic ending. Meanwhile, a secretive force is
causing the technology of the famed Leisure Hive to go tragically wrong. And
the Doctor must unravel who is responsible, before his scarf takes the
Sun 9:05?-11AM BST "Meglos" movie
The 4th Doctor and Romana are trapped in a Chronic Hysteresis by a being
named Meglos, who plans to impersonate the Doctor for his own evil schemes.
Now, unless the Doctor can escape, he will be trapped in the same portion of
ti -- The 4th Doctor and Romana are trapped in a Chronic Hysteresis by a
being named Meglos, ...
BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com/
Late Fri 1AM*, Sat 3:30PM, Sun 11:30AM CET "Warriors From The Deep" ep 4 of
*Not seen in all regions. The 5th Doctor may have no choice but to wipe out
the Silurians and the Sea Devils - again. Is there another way?
Late Thu 12:30AM CET "The Awakening" ep 1 of 2
The Doctor brings the TARDIS to the village of Little Hobcombe so that Tegan
can visit her Grand-father. But he's missing, and the village has an air of
doom about it.
UKTV http://www.varos.com/drwho/uktv/ http://www.uktv.com.au/
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST "Nightmare Of Eden" all 4 eps
The Doctor and Romana are enlisted to help separate two space ships which
managed to materialize into each other in a most unusual manner. As they try
to help the crews, evidence of a dangerous drug on the larger ship leads to
suspicions and recriminations.
Mon-Tue 11:30PM AEST "Castrovalva" eps 3 - 4 of 4
The 5th Doctor's memory slowly returns in Castrovalva. But Nyssa and Tegan
think there is something suspicious about this remote paradise. And where is
Wed-Fri 11:30PM AEST "Four To Doomsday" eps 1 - 3 of 4
The Doctor and company visit a spaceship piloted by the Urbankans, a race of
intelligent frogs who are preparing to visit Earth, hoping to set up
residence there. Also on board are androids, and mounting tension over the
future of the inhabitants of Earth.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52 http://www.nhptv.org/
Saturday episodes pre-empted by pledge special.
Late Thu Mid EDT "Nightmare Of Eden" eps 3+4 of 4
See UKTV Australia for details.
WQED 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org/
Pre-empted by pledge drives. Returns August 25.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org/
Sat 4AM EDT "Paradise Towers" eps 3+4 of 4
The 7th Doctor and Mel try to organize the feuding factions in the towers to
battle the real threat - the Great Architect. It may be too late to save the
Chief Caretaker, though.
Sat 5:30PM EDT "Vengeance On Varos" 4 ep version, pts 3+4 (or Paradise
Assuming WYBE continues its "accidental" Colin Baker airings in this time
slot, Peri reacts badly to the 6th Doctor's apparent "death". The Governor
begins to wonder if the nature of his society needs reforming. Sil wants to
have Peri put in the Transmogrifier.
Sat 11PM EDT "Delta And The Bannermen" eps 1+2 of 3
The last survivor of the Chimeron race flees with her unborn baby from the
onslaught of the Bannermen. Seeking refuge on board a ship planning a
pleasure trip to Disneyland in 1959, she comes across a stranger who insists
on meddling in her business - Mel.
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67 http://www.mpt.org/
Late Sat Mid EDT "The Tomb Of The Cybermen" movie
The 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria interfere with an archaeological group
who want to unearth the last remains of the Cybermen. Unfortunately, their
interference may not be enough. Because the archaeologists are very
determined, and the Cybermen are not as dead as people believe.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org/
Sat 11PM EDT "The Power Of Kroll" ep 4 of 4
Kroll gets annoyed and decides to eat everyone. But Thawn's means of
destroying Kroll could kill everyone anyway. Watch for imploding squid.
Sat 11:25PM EDT "The Armageddon Factor" ep 1 of 6
A long, bitter war between Atrios and Zeos continues on, with no signs of
ending. In the midst of death and destruction, the 4th Doctor and Romana
arrive in search of the 6th segment of the Key To Time.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL) http://www.wyin.org/
Sat 10PM CDT "The Leisure Hive" eps 1+2 of 4
See UK Gold for details.
WILL 12 Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu/
Sat 11:35PM CDT "The Brain Of Morbius" ep 4 of 4
Morbius is alive in his new body - as a monster!
TPT St. Paul, MN http://www.tpt.org/
analog KTCA 2, digital KTCI-DT 16-5 (2-5)
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT "The Armageddon Factor" ep 2 of 6
The Doctor reacts badly to the news that K-9 has been marked for destruction
as scrap metal.
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36 http://www.sffn.com/ http://www.iptv.org/
Pre-empted by State Fair coverage. Returns August 24.
PPTV North Dakota 2,3,4,6,9,13,19 http://www.pptv.org/
Fri 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) "The Creature From The Pit" ep 1 of 4
A distress call lures the Doctor and Romana to a world ruled by the evil
Lady Adrasta. David Brierly takes over the voice duties for K-9 in this
KERA 13 Dallas, TX http://www.kera.org/
Late Fri Mid CDT "Inferno" eps 3+4 of 7
(What happened to episodes 1+2? They were never in the TV listings!) Two
dimensions, two Earths, same project, same deadly consequences, one Doctor
to uncover the truth and warn both sides before it's too late.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org/
Pre-empted by pledge drives. Returns August 25.
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT http://www.kued.org/
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT "Horror Of Fang Rock" ep 4 of 4
The Rutan prepares to contact its battle fleet. The Doctor practices his
"laser surgery" to try to stop the alien invasion from beginning.
(KUED 7 might be airing The Sunmakers episode 1 in the 12:30AM slot.
Hopefully someone with KUED can see what they do.)
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT "The Creature From The Pit" eps 1+2 of 4
See PPTV North Dakota for details.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA http://www.kteh.org/
Sun 11PM PDT "The Ambassadors Of Death" eps 2+3 of 7
Black & White. The 3rd Doctors comes to believe that a conspiracy is at work
to keep the Space Centre from communicating with the astronauts. Someone
high up doesn't want the truth to come out.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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