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This Week In Doctor Who - February 8, 2002

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  • Benjamin F. Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - February 8, 2002 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 5, No 6 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho/
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 8, 2002
      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - February 8, 2002
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 5, No 6

      First up this week isn't exactly TV news. The Warner NTSC R1 Doctor Who DVD
      releases for August have been announced. Warner will be releasing The Tomb
      Of The Cybermen and The Ark In Space in the US & Canada. The Ark In Space
      will have a R1 exclusive extra - the Howard Da Silva introductions from the
      1978 US syndicated version of the story, remastered by TJ Lubinsky.

      TJ Lubinsky has kindly provided This Week In Doctor Who with transcripts and
      some exclusive info about the Da Silva intros made for The Ark In Space.
      This material will be posted to the TWIDW mailing list shortly after today's
      column goes out.

      Also, later this weekend I will be reprinting a special article on the story
      of the Da Silva intros which was originally included in the August 24, 2001
      edition of This Week In Doctor Who
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho/message/34/ . Due to the
      length of that article, it will be reprinted Saturday to avoid overload for
      those reading the group in digest format.

      Once both articles have gone to the mailing list, I'll provide links to them
      in the other places where This Week In Doctor Who is read. While I strongly
      advise people to subscribe to the TWIDW mailing list, subscribing is not
      necessary to read the articles on the website.

      Remember Death Comes To Time, the online Doctor Who drama whose first
      episode premiered on the BBC's Doctor Who site back in July? Episode 2 is
      finally coming out this coming Thursday, 14 February. Sylvester McCoy and
      Sophie Aldred star in this story, originally intended to be carried on BBC
      Radio 4. Later this year, after all the episodes have premiered online,
      Death Comes To Time will be released on CD. To listen to episode 1, or
      listen to episode 2 come the 14th, visit
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/death/index.shtml .

      UK - BCB Radio http://www.bcb.yorks.com/ aired The Who Review yesterday.
      Alas, those of us who were going to listen with the new RealOne Player had
      connection problems, and it was impossible to tune in. I don't know if the
      older RealPlayer devices could tune it in, as I made the mistake of
      upgrading before the show. BCB reports to being aware about the problem with
      the audio stream and hope to fix it soon. BCB Radio also airs in the
      Bradford, UK area on Cable radio and will broadcast on the open airwaves in
      that area full time beginning 1 March at 96.7FM.

      The common link in Doctor Who TV news this week seems to involve
      disappearances. Doctor Who is acting like The Invisible Man:

      1) USA - KUED/KUES 7,39 Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT appears to have taken
      Doctor Who and much of their programming off the air for the duration of the
      Winter Olympics, with specials airing in their place. I guess they didn't
      want to waste regular programming in the city where the Olympics were being
      held, assuming that most people will be attending the games in person or
      watching them on the NBC station. So, all you Doctor Who fans who used the
      excuse of the Olympics to go to Salt Lake City and see Doctor Who on TV
      every weekend - bad news, you've been rumbled.

      2) USA - WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL) was off the air for much of last
      weekend, so Doctor Who did not air. It is unclear what WYIN will do this
      weekend as a result. Will they air Kinda episodes 1+2, which they have
      scheduled for this weekend? Will they air episodes 3+4 of Four To Doomsday,
      which were scheduled to air last weekend, even though they already aired
      January 26? Will they air episodes 1+2 of Four To Doomsday, which were
      skipped altogether last month? No clue.

      3) USA - WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH pre-empted Doctor Who last weekend due to
      pledge specials. I think the specials must have been scheduled at the last
      minute, because I recall they had Warriors' Gate 2+3 on last weekend's
      schedule at one point. At the moment, their online listings have Doctor Who
      airing for the rest of this month, but if they are correct those episodes
      will be skipped altogether, and WCET will go straight to Warriors' Gate 4
      and The Keeper Of Traken 1.

      4) USA - WMPT 22 Annapolis, MD, one of the six transmitters in the MPT
      network, has been sporadically on and off the air the last several days to
      enable work on their digital transmitter. The work is scheduled to end
      today, in which case Doctor Who won't be affected at all. The maintenance
      work is expected to occur sporadically throughout 2002. Viewers of MPT on
      DirecTV were experiencing periods of no signal, while most cable companies
      using WMPT 22's signal were feeding in other MPT signals instead, with
      varying degrees of success.

      Next week's column will go out on Thursday, February 14 instead of the
      Friday, since much of the regular readership will probably be traveling to
      the Gallifrey convention in Los Angeles.

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

      Firstrun Online Drama:

      Death Comes To Time - Episode 2
      Premieres Thursday, February 14
      Realplayer link to be offered once it is online. Episode 1 is still
      available there to listen to, to catch up on the story.


      No time for me to write story descriptions this week. Hopefully they'll be
      back next week.


      UK Gold http://www.sceneone.co.uk/s1/tv/listings
      Sat 7:10-9AM GMT "Spearhead From Space" movie
      Sun 6-9AM GMT "Doctor Who and the Silurians" movie


      BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com/
      Late Fri 12:30AM, Sat 4PM CET "The Trial Of A Time Lord" ep 1 of 14 (The
      Mysterious Planet ep 1)
      Sat 4:30PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET "The Trial Of A Time Lord" ep 2 of 14 (The
      Mysterious Planet ep 2)
      Wed Noon CET "The Trial Of A Time Lord" ep 3 of 14 (The Mysterious Planet ep
      Thu Noon CET "The Trial Of A Time Lord" ep 4 of 14 (The Mysterious Planet ep


      UKTV http://www.varos.com/drwho/uktv/ http://www.foxtel.com.au/
      Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEDT "The Caves Of Androzani" all 4 eps


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca/
      Weekdays 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EST (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PST)
      Fri "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" ep 4 of 6
      Mon-Tue "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" eps 5 - 6 of 6
      Wed-Fri "Robot" eps 1 - 3 of 4


      NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52 http://www.nhptv.org/
      Dish Network Boston Local 8781 - not yet offered
      Late Sat Mid EST "The Visitation" eps 3+4 of 4
      Late Thu Mid EST "Black Orchid" both eps

      WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org/
      DirecTV Pittsburgh Local 13/947
      Dish Network Pittsburgh Local 8136
      Late Sat Mid EST "Kinda" ep 2 of 4

      WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org/
      DirecTV Philadelphia Local 35/909
      Dish Network Philadelphia Local 8162
      Sat 4AM+5:30PM EST "Genesis Of The Daleks" eps 5+6 of 6
      Sat *11:30PM* EST "Revenge Of The Cybermen" eps 1+2 of 4
      Special late start time Saturday night.

      MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67 http://www.mpt.org/
      DirecTV DC & Baltimore Local 22/980
      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
      Late Sat Mid EST "The Green Death" movie

      WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org/
      DirecTV Cincinnati Local 48/909
      Dish Network Cincinnati Local 8356
      Sat 11PM EST "Warriors' Gate" ep 4 of 4
      Sat 11:30PM EST "The Keeper Of Traken" ep 1 of 4
      (Episodes 2+3 of Warriors' Gate might air instead.)

      WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL) http://www.chicagowho.com/
      Dish Network Chicago Local 8502 - coming soon
      Sat 11PM CST "Kinda" eps 1+2 of 4, or:
      Sat 11PM CST "Four To Doomsday" eps 3+4 of 4, or:
      Sat 11PM CST "Four To Doomsday" eps 1+2 of 4

      WILL 12 Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu/
      Sat 11:30PM CST "The Robots Of Death" ep 3 of 4

      TPT St. Paul, MN http://www.tpt.org/
      analog KTCA 2, digital KTCI-DT 16.5 (2.5)
      DirecTV Minneapolis Local 2/891
      Dish Network Minneapolis Local 8576
      Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CST "The Horns Of Nimon" ep 3 of 4

      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 "Resurrection Of The Daleks" 4 pt version, eps 1+2

      KERA/K24AD Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX http://www.kera.org/
      analog 13,24 digital KERA-DT 14.1 Dallas, TX
      DirecTV Dallas Local 13/889
      Dish Network Dallas Local 8406
      Late Fri 12:15AM CST "Frontier In Space" all 6 eps
      (KERA is airing stories in production order, not broadcast order. The Three
      Doctors will air next week. Planet Of The Daleks, which picks up where
      Frontier In Space ends, will air in two weeks.)

      KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org/
      DirecTV Denver Local 12/910
      Dish Network Denver Local 8211
      Late Fri 12:30AM MST "Snakedance" eps 3+4 of 4
      Sat 11PM MST "Mawdryn Undead" eps 1+2 of 4

      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 7/982
      Dish Network Salt Lake City Local 8536
      *Pre-empted for at least the next two weeks!*

      KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
      DirecTV Seattle Local 28/970
      Dish Network Seattle Local 8620
      Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PST "Kinda" eps 3+4 of 4

      KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org/
      DirecTV San Francisco Local 54/903
      Dish Network San Francisco Local 8234
      Sun 11PM PST "The Mutants" eps 1+2 of 6

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2002.
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