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This Week In Doctor Who - April 13, 2001

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    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - April 13, 2001 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 4, No 15 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - April 13, 2001
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 4, No 15

      Last week, WYBE 35 in Philadelphia gave its viewers a welcome
      surprise. A third airing of Doctor Who was added - 5:30PM Saturdays,
      the week after the episodes first air at 11PM. A chance to see the
      show when the viewing public is actually awake, and to introduce it
      to the fans of the future.

      And Happy Anniversary congratulations go out to the people at KTEH 54
      in San Jose, CA. On Monday, April 13, at 6PM, this obscure secondary
      PBS affiliate in Silicon Valley began airing Doctor Who as a weekday
      series. In the past 20, Doctor Who has never left their lineup. Look
      for the complete history of KTEH as one of the sections on the TWIDW
      website, when the site goes online in a few weeks. Now, how do we
      gently persuade KTEH to bring back the weekday evening episodes?

      Additions and corrections are welcome at bfelliott@... ,
      bfelliott@... , or bfelliott3 on AOL IM. And now, the


      BBC Radio 4 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/
      Realplayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/realplayer/index_fm.html or
      "Dead Ringers" ep 402
      Fri 6:30PM BST (1:30PM EDT, 10:30AM PDT); Sat 12:30PM BST (7:30AM
      EDT, 4:30AM PDT)
      No Doctor Who segments last week, which is unusual, but should
      indicate a segment with this installment. If they want to stay in the
      column, anyway.

      WPBR 1340AM West Palm Beach, FL http://hometown.aol.com/scifiradioguy/
      MP3 Archive http://www.live365.com/
      Sun 11:05PM EDT "Interstellar Transmissions" sci-fi news/chat
      The station (and therefore the show) were off the air last week, but
      it should be back this week. Doctor Who news before the main
      interview section.



      UK Gold http://www.sceneone.co.uk/s1/tv/listings
      Sun 9:05AM-Noon BST "The Seeds Of Doom" movie
      Likely to be one of the most video recorded and least watched on the
      day UK Gold Doctor Who broadcasts of the year. It's Easter Sunday,
      and odds are much of the audience will be making one of their few
      visits to a Church of the year. For those still at home, or if your
      VCR works properly and lets you see the story later - Seed pods
      discovered in the Antarctic turn the plants of Earth into mankind's
      deadliest enemies.


      BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com/
      Late Fri 1AM*, Sat 3:30PM, Sun 11:30AM CET "Snakedance" ep 4 of 4
      *Not seen in all regions. The Doctor seeks out a snake handler with
      intimate knowledge of the Mara to save Tegan and the planet Manussa.
      Late Thu 12:30AM CET "Mawdryn Undead" ep 1 of 4
      The Black Guardian wants revenge against the Doctor. So, he hires a
      teenage alien on Earth to kill the Doctor.


      UKTV Australia http://www.varos.com/drwho/uktv/
      Weekend and Monday airings pre-empted by The Bill marathon.
      Tue-Wed 11:30PM AEST "The Sun Makers" eps 3 - 4 of 4
      Leela is captured by the government, and is prepared for execution.
      But that's okay. Humanity is just about ready to execute the
      Thu-Fri 11:30PM AEST "Underworld" eps 1 - 2 of 4
      Slightly to the left of the middle of nowhere, a ship of tired people
      search for the race banks that will revive their race and allow them
      to die.

      Prime TV New Zealand http://www.tetrap.com/drwho/nzdwfc/
      Sun-Wed 6PM "The Ribos Operation" eps 1 - 4 of 4
      Last rerun in 1987. On the planet Ribos, a scheme to cheat a warlord
      into buying a planet goes hideously wrong. Oops.
      Thu-Fri 6PM "The Pirate Planet" eps 1 - 2 of 4
      Last rerun in 1987. To the Doctor's horror, Romana decides to handle
      the TARDIS controls and attempt a landing. His fear - that she will
      be able to do it just fine.


      BBC America http://www.bbcamerica.com/
      Mon-Thu 8AM EDT (5AM PDT); Tue-Fri 5AM EDT (2AM PDT) - 2 episodes in
      movie format daily
      Mon-Tue/Tue-Wed "The Brain Of Morbius" movie, pts 1 - 2 of 2
      A scientist on a barren planet wants to build a new body for the evil
      Time Lord politician Morbius.
      Wed-Thu/Thu-Fri "The Masque Of Mandragora" movie, pts 1 - 2 of 2
      A malevolent fire ball of hate displays a towel and hitches a lift on
      board the TARDIS. It travels to 15th Century Earth to conquer the

      NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52 http://www.nhptv.org/
      Late Sat Mid EDT "The Pirate Planet" eps 3+4 of 4
      The Doctor discovers the dark secret behind the planet Zanak, and its
      pirate Captain. The woman behind the throne is the throne. And Earth
      is its next victim.
      Late Thu 12:30AM EDT "The Stones Of Blood" eps 1+2 of 4
      The search for the 3rd segment of the Key To Time brings the Doctor
      to Earth. Romana is not impressed with the place.

      WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org/
      Sat 11:30PM EDT "The Armageddon Factor" eps 5+6 of 6
      K9 is taken over by the Shadow, and imprisons the Doctor. With the
      help of Drax, a Time Lord with a Cockney accent, the Doctor must
      rally to save the universe.

      WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org/
      Sat 5:30PM EDT "The Five Doctors" 4 ep version, pts 3+4
      After being spurned by the Doctors, the Master contemplates starting
      a third side in this good vs. evil situation. After all, the Third
      Way worked perfectly well for Tony Blair. Why not for the Master?
      Sat 11PM, Mon 4AM EDT "Warriors Of The Deep" eps 1+2 of 4
      The 5th Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough arrive on a sea base in 2084,
      where the two factions of human society still battle it out for
      dominance. Little do they know that two reptilian races have teamed
      up and plan to invade.

      MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67 http://www.mpt.org/
      Sat 11:45PM EDT "Survival" 70 minute movie
      Last TV story in the original series. "An Unearthly Child" airs next
      Ace returns to Perivale. But all her old friends are disappearing. A
      mysterious black cat is appearing before each disappearance. And now
      it's looking at Ace. The animatronic cat used in this story is better
      known as "Salem" on Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. The TV Guide magazine
      is erroneously claiming that the story will not begin until Midnight.

      WUSF 16 Tampa, FL http://www.wusftv.usf.edu/
      Sat 11:30PM EDT "The Happiness Patrol" ep 3 of 3
      Revolution time. The 7th Doctor & Ace rally the workers to overturn
      the regime of Helen A. This greatly annoys Helen A., the Kandyman,
      and Fifi.

      WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org/
      Sat 11:30PM EDT "The Invasion Of Time" eps 4+5 of 6
      Next episodes air May 5. The Doctor's brilliant plan to get rid of
      the Vardans overlooks one tiny detail - how did the Vardans get the
      financing for the invasion in the first place? They might not be

      WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL) http://www.wyin.org/
      Sat 10PM CDT "The Armageddon Factor" ep 4 of 6
      The command centers of Atrios and Zeos are trapped in a time loop
      created by the Doctor in a last-ditch effort to prevent a
      catastrophe. If he doesn't find the final segment of the Key To Time,
      the time loop will decay and collapse.

      WILL 12 Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu/
      Sat 11:35PM CDT "Terror Of The Zygons" ep 2 of 4
      Harry hovers between life and death. And the Doctor's investigations
      lead him to suspect extra- terrestrial activity.

      TPT St. Paul, MN http://www.tpt.org/
      analog - KTCA 2
      digital - KTCI-DT 16 (2.5)
      Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT "The Pirate Planet" ep 3 of 4
      See NHPTV for description.

      IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36 http://www.sffn.com/
      Fri 11:05PM CDT "Full Circle" eps 1+2 of 4
      The TARDIS travels through a Charged Vacuum Emboitement (CVE),
      trapping the crew in E- Space, a universe with equal but opposite co-
      ordinates to our own. The good news - this might keep Romana from
      having to return to Gallifrey. The bad news - they might never be
      able to return to their home universe.

      PPTV North Dakota 2,3,4,6,9,13,19 http://www.pptv.org/
      Fri 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) "The Power Of Kroll" ep 3? of 4
      It seems that the refinery's drilling is reawakening Kroll, giant
      squid, god to the Swampie people, and general certain death threat
      for anyone in his facility. To save everyone's lives, the Doctor must
      shut the refinery down. But he doesn't say please first.

      KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org/
      Late Fri 12:30AM MDT "The Leisure Hive" eps 3+4 of 4
      The experiment goes awry, leaving the Doctor centuries older and in
      deep depression. Meanwhile, Pangol engages in very shifty behavior.
      Very bad timing, as he will be the leader when Mena dies. And Mena's
      time is running out.
      Sat 10PM MDT "Meglos" all 4 eps
      Next episodes air April 27th. Meglos' personal log: "Have hired low-
      grade thugs. A humanoid will be supplied for bonding. Now, I must
      find out how to create a Chronic Hysteresis to trap the Doctor in
      time, enabling me to steal his body and use it for my Master Plan.
      One glitch - I'm a cactus. No hands. Still, I'll work out something."

      KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT http://www.kued.org/
      Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT "The Robots Of Death" ep 1 of 4
      A murderer stalks the Sandminer? Is he up to nefarious purposes? Or
      is he performing a public service to that planet's gene pool?

      KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
      Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT "The Invasion Of Time" eps 5+6 of 6
      See WCET for description.

      KTEH 54 San Jose, CA http://www.kteh.org/
      Sun 11PM PDT "The Ark" movie (The Steel Sky, The Plague, The Return,
      The Bomb)
      The biggest problem with traveling through time is the fact that if
      you succeeded, your interaction with other places and times could
      have unexpected consequences. In this, the last story under John
      Wiles' watch as producer, the Doctor, Steven, and Dodo inadvertently
      endanger humanity in the far future simply by meeting them. What
      could backward types from the 1stsegment of Time due to endanger
      people in the 57th segment. And can the situation be balanced in time
      to save them?

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2001.
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