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This Week In Doctor Who - November 16, 2001

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  • Benjamin F. Elliott
    120 years ago last month, a gunfight occured in Tombstone, Arizona between the Earps and the Clantons. This became known as the Gunfight At The OK Corral . In
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      120 years ago last month, a gunfight occured in Tombstone, Arizona between
      the Earps and the Clantons. This became known as the "Gunfight At The OK
      Corral". In 1966 it served as the inspiration for a Doctor Who story by
      Donald Cotton - "The Gunfighters". It was late in the time of the 1st
      Doctor, with Steven and Dodo as the companions. As an interesting twist,
      important plot points in each episode were introduced by verses of a ballad
      specially composed for the story - "The Ballad Of The Last Chance Saloon".
      This was decades before the musical episodes of Xena and Buffy. The ballad
      is hated by many Doctor Who fans for being "too silly", though personally I
      like it.

      Just for fun, this edition of This Week In Doctor Who is written to the tune
      of the ballad used in "The Gunfighters". Even if you haven't seen the story,
      work at it a little, and you should be able to sing along ...
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      1. Thi-Is Week In Doc-tor Who-o
      Vol Four, Num Four-ty Six
      A Weak Verse To Start Out On For
      To Tech In-fo It Sticks
      B F Ell-i-ott's The Wri-ter
      Of This Pro-duc-tion
      On Nov-em-ber Six-teen Of The Year Two Thou-sand And One.

      2. What News Is There To Tell You Of?
      Last Week - What Did We Miss?
      SPACE Ran A Da-lek Mo-vie Which
      Gave Can-A-di-ans Bliss.
      John Le-vene comes to San Jo-se
      De-cem-ber The Nine
      So Fans Can Pledge Their Funds That Night And Fe-el Real-ly Fine

      3. Seems It Is Hard To Write Of News
      In This Sing-song For-mat.
      We'll Jump To What You're Read-ing For,
      The List-ings And All That.
      Should You Find An Er-ror In Here
      Send E-Mail To Me
      BFElliott@... Is Fast And E-easy.

      UK:

      UK Gold http://sceneone.co.uk/s1/tv/listings
      Sat 9-11AM GMT "The Caves Of Androzani" movie
      Sat 9:10-11AM GMT "The Twin Dilemma" movie
      4. The Chan-ging Of The Doc-tors Next
      Oc-curs This Week-end Set
      First Say Good-Bye To Pet-ey Doc
      Fare-thee-well kind-ly Vet.
      Then Say Hel-lo To Col-In Doc
      Vi-o-lent But Kind
      As He Fa-ces Bru-tal Tra-au-ma In-Side Of His Mind.

      EUROPE/AFRICA/ASIA:

      BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com/
      Sat 4PM CET "Attack Of The Cybermen" 4 pt version, ep 3
      (Late Friday airing pre-empted by Children In Need marathon.)
      Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET "Attack Of The Cybermen" 4 pt version, ep 4
      Wed Noon CET "Vengeance On Varos" 4 pt version, ep 1
      Thu Noon CET "Vengeance On Varos" 4 pt version, ep 2
      5. Lo, Those Cy-ber-men Are Nas-ty
      They Want To De-stroy Earth
      In Such A Way To Save Their World
      And Bring Them True Re-birth
      Next It's Ba-ad Times On Va-ros
      They Mer-chan-dise Death
      Ex-e-cute Their Pri-so-ners To Sell On Vi-de-o - Bleth!

      AUSTRALIA:

      UKTV http://www.varos.com/drwho/uktv/ http://www.uktv.com.au/
      Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEDT "Earthshock" all 4 eps
      Mon 11:30PM AEDT "Planet Of Fire" ep 4 of 4
      Tue-Fri 11:30PM AEDT "The Caves Of Androzani" eps 1 - 4 of 4
      6. Earth-shock Airs On The Week-end, And
      Ad-ric Wants To Go Home.
      Pla-net Of Fire Shall End Mon-day
      Two Com-pan-ions Shall Roam.
      The Week Ends On An-dro-za-ni
      Vol-ca-noes Ex-plode
      A Land Where No One's Bad Or Good, But With Death A La Mode.

      CANADA:

      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca/
      Weekdays 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EST (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PST)
      Fri "The Sontaran Experiment" ep 2 of 2
      Mon-Fri "Genesis Of The Daleks" eps 1 - 5 of 6
      7. Son-tar-ans Want To Con-quer Earth
      Po-ta-to Heads Of Doom
      And Then Doc-Tor Goes To Ska-ro
      World Of Bio-haz-zard Gloom
      Time Lords Want Da-lek His-to-ry
      Changed Be-yond Re-pair
      If Ne-ces-sa-ry Da-leks Must Dis-ap-pear In Thin Air.

      USA:

      NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52 http://www.nhptv.org/
      Late Sat Mid EST "Warriors' Gate" eps 3+4 of 4
      Late Thu Mid EST "The Keeper Of Traken" eps 1+2 of 4
      8. Wolf-man Has Said To "Do No-thing"
      Let E-vents Take Their Course
      Dwarf Star Al-loy Hits To-tal Mass
      And bye bye Gate-way Source
      Of An Ex-it From The E-Space
      To Our Un-i-verse
      A Keep-er Waits For Help - Stop Mel-kur's Pow-er Get-ting Worse.

      WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org/
      Sat 11:30PM EST "Logopolis" eps 1+2 of 4
      9. Tom Doc's Days Are Get-ting Num-bered
      He Knows It All Too Well
      So He Asks Ad-ric To Help Him
      Mea-sure TAR-DIS And Shell.
      The Watch-er Spies On All There Is
      A-round To Care A-bout
      How Can The Doc-tor Stop A Foe When Time Is Run-ning Out?

      WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org/
      Sat 4AM+5:30PM EST "Ghostlight" eps 1+2 of 3
      Sat 11PM EST "Ghostlight" ep 3 of 3
      Sat 11:30PM EST "The Curse Of Fenric" ep 1 of 4
      10. First We Have To Deal With Ghost-light
      To-tal Ep-i-sodes - Three.
      The Doc Wants Ace To Face Her Fears
      So Her Mind Can Be Free.
      And Then The Russ-ians Come To Town
      Thanks To A Vik-ing Curse
      Be-ware The Trea-sure Or You May Be Ne-ed-ing A Hearse!

      MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67 http://www.mpt.org/
      Late Sat 12:21AM EST "The Claws Of Axos" movie
      11. A Space-Craft Comes To Earth One Day
      "Peace And Love!" It Pro-claims.
      They Want To Give Us What We Need
      To Pro-duce Big-ger Grains.
      But There Must Be A Dark Side To
      This Friend-ly Af-fair.
      Be-cause Ev-en The Mas-ter Is A Pawn In Their Big Snare.

      WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org/
      Sat 11PM EST "The Horns Of Nimon" ep 4 of 4
      Sat 11:30PM EST "The Leisure Hive" ep 1 of 4
      12. The Ni-mons Are Com-ing O-ver
      So Hide The Sil-ver-ware
      They Plan To Bring Some De-Struc-Tion
      And Cut Off Sol-deed's Hair.
      We Come To The Lei-sure Hi-ive
      Va-ca-tion To Seek
      On A World Where Sci-ence Is Re-de-fined Each Sin-gle Week.

      WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL) http://www.chicagowho.com/
      13. Since This Sta-tion Pre-empts This Week
      And Al-so Next Week Too,
      I don't have to give it a whole verse. CUT.

      WILL 12 Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu/
      Sat 11:35PM CST "The Hand Of Fear" ep 3 of 4
      14. The Hand Of Fear Has Re-co-vered
      The Rest Of It's Bo-dy
      Now It Looks Just Like A Wo-man
      Made From A Cry-stal Sea
      To Home-world She Wants To Re-turn
      Build So-ci-e-ty.
      The Doc-tor Will Give Trans-port If Peace Now It Is To Be.

      TPT St. Paul, MN http://www.tpt.org/
      analog KTCA 2, digital KTCI-DT 16-5 (2-5)
      Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CST "The Creature From The Pit" ep 1 of 4
      (this verse sung a bit more somber and slowly)
      15. It's Cur-tains For The Big Egg Shell
      It's Space Flight Now Is Done
      The Crea-ture Which Did Spin It Out
      Is Not There To Re-spun.
      A Dis-tress Call It Shall Send Out
      Al-though It's Too Late
      Who Would Fly A Bro-ken Egg Shell In That Quite Wretch-ed State?

      IPTV Iowa http://www.sffn.com/ http://www.iptv.org/
      analog 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36 digital KDIN-DT 50 Des Moines
      Sat 11:35PM CST "Terminus" eps 1+2 of 4
      16. The Cen-ter Of The U-ni-verse
      Is Ter-min-us, You See.
      Le-pers Come Here, But They Are Yet
      Not Treat-ed Hu-mane-ly.
      Is There Treat-ment, Or Is It Death?
      Ev-ery-one Wants To Know.
      We'll Ask An-y-one Who Sur-vives The Per-il In This Show.

      KERA Dallas, TX http://www.kera.org/
      analog 13, digital 14
      Fri 11:52PM CST "The Daemons" eps 2+3 of 5
      17. The Tel-ly Has Been Turned Off Now
      The Poor Re-sear-cher's Dead.
      He Tried To Un-lock The Way To
      En-ter The Space-ship's Head.
      Now A Dae-mon Is A-wake-end
      It Roams Through The Land
      The Doc-tor Can't Help Save The Day - Ice On His Face And Hand.

      KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org/
      Late Fri 12:30AM MST "Earthshock" eps 3+4 of 4
      Sat 11PM MST "Time-Flight" eps 1+2 of 4
      18. A Cy-ber Force Will At-tack Earth
      Un-less The Doc-tor's Quick
      They Want To Smash A Space-ship In
      Light-ed Up Like A Bic.
      Then Back To Nine-ty Eigh-ty Three
      At Heath-row Air-port
      Planes Dis-ap-pear Through Time - Seems Like A Dead-ly Fly-ing Sport.

      KUED/KUES Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org/
      analog 7/39, digital KUED-DT 42 Salt Lake City
      Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MST "The Invasion Of Time" ep 1 of 6
      19. The Doc-tor Wants To Take Com-mand.
      Some-thing Is Wrong With That.
      He Wants To Rule His Peo-ple Though
      He's Rare-ly Home - Get That?
      He's Dis-tant From His Friends To-Day
      Ev-en Good Lee-la.
      Has He Gone Po-wer Mad, Is He E-vil, Or Some-thing Blah?

      KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
      http://www.kbtc.org/
      Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PST "State Of Decay" eps 3+4 of 4
      20. Vam-pires From Earth Now Rule The World
      And Suck It Down Like Rum
      Drain-ing What Makes Peo-ple Em-brace
      Li-ving , Laugh-ter, And Gum.
      It's An Old En-e-my Come Back
      From The Dawn Of Time
      To Kill Him One Must Face Re-al-i-ty, Or Die In Grime.

      KTEH 54 San Jose, CA http://www.kteh.org/
      Sun 10:42PM PST "Interview With Patrick Troughton" KTEH 1987 interview
      Sun 11:06PM PST "The Claws Of Axos" ep 4 of 4
      Sun 11:31PM PST "Colony In Space" ep 1 of 6
      21. 'Tis A Chat With Pa-trick Trough-ton
      To Start Off This Long Night.
      The Axo-ns Plan To Drain The Earth
      We Die To Feed Their Life
      Then The Doc-tor's Fixed His TAR-DIS
      Or So He Doth Think.
      The Time Lords' Sent Him To A-no-ther World To Solve A Stink.

      22. Thanks For Read-ing "This Week" This Week
      May-Be You Sang-a-long.
      But Now Our Time Is End-ing Fast
      Tood-les, Pip Pip, So Long!
      Un-til Next Week, Have A Good Time
      This Co-lum Is Done.
      Doc Who's B-B-C Trade-mark. Co-py-right Two Thou-sand One.
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