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This Week In Doctor Who - January 25, 2002

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  • Benjamin F. Elliott
    (Apologies for the delay. Technical difficulties.) THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - January 25, 2002 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 5, No 4
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      (Apologies for the delay. Technical difficulties.)

      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - January 25, 2002
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 5, No 4
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho/

      Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts around the world. It's
      a quiet week, but there are a few things to bring up.

      CANADA - BBC Kids' does not have a proper schedule stating which episodes
      they are airing on their website, and the online guides in Canada are
      getting less precise. They're in the middle of season 14 of Doctor Who, and
      they apparently only bought seasons 12 through 14 in their initial ordering
      of the show. If anyone has a reliable source of info on BBC Kids' scheduling
      plans, please get in touch with me.

      UK - UK Gold has stopped airing Doctor Who late Sunday nights after 2 weeks,
      so the late Sunday airings could well have been simply time filler. The
      Saturday and Sunday morning broadcasts are almost at the end of the series.
      It is assumed that UK Gold will go back to the beginning of the 3rd Doctor's
      (Jon Pertwee's) stories once they finish the current run.

      USA - KERA 13 Dallas, TX Doctor Who fans with Dish Network saw the channel
      move without notice last Friday. Dish Network had offered KERA 13, the
      primary PBS station in Dallas, on channel 8415, which Dish Network
      subscribers need a second satellite dish to receive. KDTA 2, the secondary
      PBS station in Dallas, had been airing on channel 8406, which could be
      received by a standard Dish Network dish. Sometime on January 18th Dish
      Network changed the channel assignments. KERA 13 moved to 8406, where all
      subscribers can find it, and KDTN 2 moved to 8415. Note - this just means
      that everyone in the Dallas market area with the local channels package can
      see KERA without getting a second dish. If you don't have the local channels
      package, you'll still need an antenna or cable to get the channel.

      USA - There was an error last week regarding New Hampshire Public TV's
      pre-empting of the Saturday night Doctor Who broadcast. Doctor Who was pre-e
      mpted. But it wasn't pre-empted by a College Basketball game. It was
      actually pre-empted by a College Ice Hockey game.

      Additions and corrections are welcome at bfelliott@... ,
      bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:

      UK:

      UK Gold http://www.sceneone.co.uk/s1/tv/listings
      Sat 7:20-9AM GMT "Battlefield" movie
      For years they worked together, side by side, battling the most dangerous
      enemies Earth faced in the 20th Century. But the Doctor always took the
      dominant role, ignoring the contributions of his loyal partner. The
      relationship eventually collapsed, as the friendship came to a quiet end,
      without even a goodbye. The Doctor stopped returning to Earth, leaving his
      old assistant to battle evil alone. But in this story - the reunion. They
      team together one last time to battle warriors from another dimension, whose
      actions could set off a nuclear warhead in England. But will things ever be
      the same between the 7th Doctor ... and Bessie, his yellow roadster.
      Sun 7:40-9AM GMT "Ghostlight" movie
      The 7th Doctor and Ace visit a mansion straight out of Scooby-Doo. Monsters,
      ghosts, weird light, and a villain manipulating it all. Unfortunately, Ace
      begins to suspect that the Doctor is the villain.

      EUROPE/AFRICA/ASIA:

      BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com/
      Late Fri 12:30AM, Sat 4PM CET "Revelation Of The Daleks" 4 pt version, ep 1
      Sat 4:30PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET "Revelation Of The Daleks" 4 pt version, ep
      2
      Wed Noon CET "Revelation Of The Daleks" 4 pt version, ep 3
      Thu Noon CET "Revelation Of The Daleks" 4 pt version, ep 4
      Death haunts a mortuary. Dead bodies are going missing, Daleks are patroling
      the tunnels, an Assassin has shown up for a visit, the 6th Doctor's sandwich
      poisons a fish, and Peri kills a man. It's the beginning of a rather
      eventful day at Tranquil Repose. With more plot twists than some James Bond
      movies, this story was the last one to air before the 18 month hiatus in
      1985, marking the end of 22 consecutive seasons on British TV.

      AUSTRALIA:

      UKTV http://www.varos.com/drwho/uktv/
      Sun 7:30AM, Late Sun 1AM AEDT "Resurrection Of The Daleks" both eps (45
      minute episodes)
      Note the special start time on Sunday morning. 7:30 - not 7:00. The 5th
      Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough arrive on Earth in 1985, which has an unusual
      link to deep space in the distant future, where a medical prison is fighting
      a losing battle to protect their prisoner - Davros - from the beings who
      could liberate or kill him - The Daleks.

      CANADA:

      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca/
      Weekdays 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EST (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PST)
      Fri "The Deadly Assassin" ep 2 of 4
      Mon-Tue "The Deadly Assassin" eps 3 - 4 of 4
      Accused of murdering the President of the Time Lords, the 4th Doctor (Tom
      Baker) searches for the Lone Gunmen who really did the evil deed. Episode 3
      is one of the highlights of the series, taking place almost entirely within
      the theoretical realm of the APC Net.
      Wed-Fri "The Face Of Evil" eps 1 - 3 of 4
      The 4th Doctor faces a mysterious enemy from his past - himself. With Louise
      Jameson as Leela.

      USA:

      NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52 http://www.nhptv.org/
      Dish Network Boston Local 8781 - not yet offered
      Late Sat Mid EST "Kinda" eps 3+4 of 4
      Adric and the 5th Doctor try to save the humans, the Kinda, and Tegan from
      the mental clutches of The Mara before he can use them to leave the realms
      of dreamland and enter the physical world. Zap2it.com's online service
      believes that episodes 1+2 of Kinda will air here instead.
      Late Thu Mid EST "The Visitation" eps 1+2 of 4
      In 1664, aliens, Black Death, a highwayman, and the crew of a blue Police
      Telephone Box known as a TARDIS disrupt life in a small village near London.
      The potential cost of these interfering forces - the extinction of the human
      race.

      WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org/
      DirecTV Pittsburgh Local 947/13
      Dish Network Pittsburgh Local 8136
      Late Sat Mid EST "Four To Doomsday" ep 4 of 4
      The 5th Doctor has to rescue Nyssa from the Urbankans, convince Adric that
      Monarch is evil, and travel through space to retrieve the TARDIS. Another
      long day.

      WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org/
      DirecTV Philadelphia Local 909/35
      Dish Network Philadelphia Local 8162
      Sat 4AM+5:30PM EST "Genesis Of The Daleks" eps 1+2 of 6
      Sat 11PM EST "Genesis Of The Daleks" eps 3+4 of 6
      On a mission for the Time Lords, the 4th Doctor, Sarah, and Harry
      investigate the birth of the Daleks. If the Daleks are allowed to thrive,
      two races may face extermination, and a wave of death could invade the
      universe.

      MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67 http://www.mpt.org/
      DirecTV DC+Baltimore Local 980/22
      Dish Network DC Local 8083 - not yet offered
      Dish Network Pittsburgh Local 8141 - not yet offered
      Dish Network Baltimore Local 8736 - Baltimore locals not yet offered at all
      Late Sat Mid EST "Frontier In Space" movie
      The Humans and the Draconians each believe the other's armies are attacking
      their ships in hopes of starting a new war between their peoples. The
      differences are irreconcilable. They can only agree on one matter - whatever
      is happening, the 3rd Doctor and Jo share in the blame.

      WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org/
      DirecTV Cincinnati Local 909/48
      Dish Network Cincinnati Local 8356
      Sat 11PM EST "State Of Decay" ep 4 of 4
      The 4th Doctor and Romana want to kill a Giant Vampire. All they need is a
      wooden stake. A very large wooden stake. Preferably a stake that can go into
      orbit.
      Sat 11:30PM EST "Warriors' Gate" ep 1 of 4
      A wolf-man guides the TARDIS to a gateway between the universes. Have the
      4th Doctor and Romana finally found their way home?

      WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL) http://www.chicagowho.com/
      http://www.wyin.tv/
      Dish Network Chicago Local 8502 - coming soon
      Sat 11PM CST "Four To Doomsday" eps 3+4 of 4
      See WQED for story details.

      WILL 12 Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu/
      Sat 11:20PM CST "The Robots Of Death" ep 1 of 4
      On a sand miner where Robots run the machinery and humans relax around doing
      next to nothing and being useless (instead of the other way around), robots
      appear to be slowly killing off the humans. As the body count and anxieties
      rise, the 4th Doctor and Leela arrive.

      TPT St. Paul, MN http://www.tpt.org/
      analog KTCA 2, digital KTCI-DT 16.5 (2.5)
      DirecTV Minneapolis Local 891/2
      Dish Network Minneapolis Local 8576
      Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CST "The Horns Of Nimon" ep 1 of 4
      The best scene in this episode is mostly missing in the US episodic version
      due to the poor quality of the editing job on the surviving print. I was
      horrified when I saw what was cut. Yipes! It's still a good episode, but it
      will look so much better whenever the prints are replaced with newer
      versions or it comes out on VHS. The 4th Doctor and Romana come across a
      ship adrift in space. The ship's destination was Skonnos. The ship's cargo -
      was people, being brought to be sacrificed.

      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, IA
      Sat 11:35PM CST "Frontios" eps 1+2 of 4
      There are borders beyond which time travellers are not allowed to go. Places
      of eternity which are off limits. The survivors of humanity are living in
      such an area. Will the 5th Doctor and company break the rules of the Time
      Lords and intervene? Will they have a choice in the matter?

      KERA/K24AD Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX http://www.kera.org/
      analog 13,24 digital KERA-DT 14.1 Dallas, TX
      DirecTV Dallas Local 889/13
      Dish Network Dallas Local 8406 (note new channel number)
      Late Fri 12:15AM CST "The Time Monster" all 6 eps
      The 3rd Doctor's been seeing the Master in his dreams, leading him to renew
      his search for that troublesome bearded Time Lord. Meanwhile, a troublesome
      bearded scientist newly employed by Cambridge has developed a machine that
      can tamper with the gaps between the seams of time. Between the bits of our
      time is a realm filled with danger - a realm that should never be tampered
      with. Yup - tampering to occur.

      KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org/
      DirecTV Denver Local 910/12
      Dish Network Denver Local 8211
      Late Fri 12:30AM MST "Snakedance" eps 1+2 of 4
      Sat 11PM MST "Snakedance" eps 3+4 of 4
      The 5th Doctor faces a deadly sequel. The Mara, long thought destroyed,
      finds a way to take over Tegan's mind again. It hopes to use a festival on
      its homeworld to re-enter the physical world and begin a reign of terror.
      And this time, the Mara appears to actually have a coherent plan for
      carrying out its return.

      KUED/KUES Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org/
      analog 7,39 digital KUED-DT 42 Salt Lake City, UT
      DirecTV Salt Lake City Local 982/7
      Dish Network Salt Lake City Local 8536
      Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MST "The Ribos Operation" ep 4 of 4
      Jethryk, Jethryk - who has the Jethryk? The 4th Doctor, Romana, K-9, and two
      friendly crooks must keep the Jethryk out of the hands of the evil Graff
      Vynda-K. The Graff Vynda-K has no relation to Special K cereal, K-Mart, Kay
      Jewelers, etc., so don't ask.

      KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
      http://www.kbtc.org/
      DirecTV Seattle Local 970/28
      Dish Network Seattle Local 8620
      Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PST "Four To Doomsday" eps 3+4 of 4
      See WQED for story details.

      KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Monterey, CA http://www.kteh.org/
      DirecTV San Francisco Local 903/54
      Dish Network San Francisco Local 8234
      Sun 11PM PST "The Sea Devils" eps 3+4 of 6
      The 3rd Doctor exposes the Master's secret activities in the prison, forcing
      the Master and the Sea Devils to accelerate their plans.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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