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This Week In Doctor Who - March 22, 2002

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  • Benjamin F. Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - March 22, 2002 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 5, No 12 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho/
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - March 22, 2002
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 5, No 12

      First, a brief word from The Master:

      'I know, I know. Your computer is telling you that the column is short
      again. Obviously most of the story descriptions are not there. But really
      it's all here - detailed descriptions of everything. You believe this. You
      WILL believe this. You will obey me ...'

      It's been a quiet week for Doctor Who on TV, but a very noisy week for old
      Doctor Who TV episodes. The 5th and final UK DVD for 2002 was announced -
      Resurrection Of The Daleks. Among the surprises were that Janet Fielding
      (Tegan) will be one of the people doing the commentary, and that Eric Saward
      and John Nathan Turner were both interviewed on the same day for the DVD. In
      the US, BBC Worldwide Americas and Warner are breaking with their previous
      policy of only releasing titles that have gotten DVD releases in the UK,
      opting to release the 1978-1979 season (The Key To Time) as a DVD boxset
      late this year. BBC Worldwide Americas is getting the Restoration Team in
      the UK to help properly clean up the episodes first.

      While Doctor Who to me is, was, and always will be a TV series, I'm
      delighted when decisions are made to release titles on DVD, and more
      delighted when the people releasing them go to the trouble of making certain
      the stories are in good condition. Now - since we know that BBCWA likes to
      have good quality material - how about requesting newer, better condition
      broadcast prints of the episodes to replace the rather worn, sometimes
      problematic prints currently airing on TV stations in the US? The US TV
      prints desparately need replacement in some cases.

      Additions and corrections are welcome at
      thisweekindoctorwho-owner@yahoogroups.com , bfelliott@... ,
      bfelliott3 on AIM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:


      BBCI http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/death/index.shtml
      "Death Comes To Time"
      Episode 3C "The Child, pt 3 of 3" now online
      Episode 4A goes online 29 March. Requires some version of Realplayer.

      WSBR AM740 West Palm Beach, FL http://www.wsbrmoneytalkradio.com/
      Fri 11PM EST "Interstellar Transmissions" http://www.scifiradioguy.com/
      Either a real audio or Windows Media Player link - check at broadcast time.
      Sci-fi news/talk show with periodic Doctor Who content. This week's guest -
      sci-fi author Ray Bradbury.



      UK Gold http://www.sceneone.co.uk/s1/tv/listings
      Sat 6:30-9AM GMT "The Mutants" movie
      Sun 6:30-9AM GMT "The Time Monster" movie


      BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com/
      Late Fri 12:40AM, Sat 4PM CET "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pt 13 of 14 (The
      Ultimate Foe 1)
      Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pt 14 of 14 (The
      Ultimate Foe 2)
      Closing arguments in the trial get heated when surprise witnesses from the
      Doctor's past and future arrive, and incriminating evidence against the
      Valeyard arrives. Part 13 was the final episode written by popular writer
      Robert Holmes, who died before getting to part 14. Script editor Eric Saward
      wrote a part 14, but wound up leaving the production team in an acrimonious
      departure. Part 14 was eventually written by Pip and Jane Baker at the last
      minute. Part 14 is also the longest regular episode of the TV series
      intended for the 25 minute format, clocking in at 29 minutes.
      Wed Noon CET "Time And The Rani" pt 1 of 4
      Thu Noon CET "Time And The Rani" pt 2 of 4
      A savage blow to the head courtesy of the TARDIS console forces the
      unexpected regeneration of the Doctor. Disoriented and confused, he is
      manipulated by The Rani, who needs his help in a sinister experiment. 7th
      Doctor - Sylvester McCoy. 6th Doctor - Sylvester McCoy (in a wig, with back
      to the camera).


      UKTV http://www.varos.com/drwho/uktv/ http://www.foxtel.com.au/
      Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEDT "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 5,6,7,+8 of 14
      (Mindwarp all 4 pts)
      Mon 11:30PM AEDT "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pt 4 of 14 (The Mysterious
      Planet 4)
      Tue-Thu 11:30PM AEDT "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 5 - 7 of 14 (Mindwarp
      pts 1 - 3 of 4)
      (Fri episode pre-empted due a marathon of The Bill running from Good Friday
      to Easter Monday.)


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca/
      Weekdays 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EST (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PST)
      Fri "Planet Of Evil" pt 4 of 4
      Mon-Thu "Pyramids Of Mars" pts 1 - 4 of 4
      Fri "The Android Invasion" pt 1 of 4


      NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52 http://www.nhptv.org/
      Late Sat Mid EST "Arc Of Infinity" pts 1+2 of 4
      Late Thu Mid EST "Arc Of Infinity" pts 3+4 of 4

      WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org/
      DirecTV 13/947 Dish 8136
      Pre-empted by pledge drives. Doctor Who returns March 30.

      WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org/
      DirecTV 35/909 Dish 8162
      Sat 11PM EST "Pyramids Of Mars" pts 1+2 of 4

      MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67 http://www.mpt.org/
      DirecTV 22/980
      Late Sat Mid EST "Planet Of The Spiders" movie

      WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org/
      DirecTV 48/909 Dish 8356
      Sat 11PM EST "Logopolis" pts 2+3 of 4

      WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL) http://www.chicagowho.com/
      Sat 11PM CST "Black Orchid" both pts

      WILL 12 Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu/
      Sat 11:20PM CST "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" pt 5 of 6

      TPT 2 St. Paul, MN http://www.tpt.org/
      digital 16.5 (2.5) DirecTV 2/891 Dish 8576
      Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CST "The Leisure Hive" pt 3 of 4

      IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36 http://www.sffn.com/ http://www.iptv.org/
      digital 50
      Sat 11:35PM CST "The Twin Dilemma" pts 1+2 of 4

      KERA/K24AD 13,24 Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX http://www.kera.org/
      digital 14.1 DirecTV 13/889 Dish 8406
      Late Fri 12:15AM CST "The Time Warrior" all 4 pts
      By the way - last week's pledge special was The Five Doctors Special
      Edition. That information was not known in time to make it into last week's

      KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org/
      DirecTV 12/910 Dish 8211
      Sat 11PM MST "Enlightenment" pts 1+2 of 4

      KUED/KUES 7,39 Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org/
      digital 42 DirecTV 7/982 Dish 8536
      Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MST "The Pirate Planet" pt 4 of 4

      KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
      DirecTV 28/970 Dish 8620
      Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PST "Time-Flight" pts 1+2 of 4

      KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org/
      DirecTV 54/903 Dish 8234
      Sat 11PM PST "The Mutants" eps 5+6 of 6

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2002.
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