This Week In Doctor Who - April 12, 2002
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - April 12, 2002
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 5, No 15
Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts around the world.
As mentioned a week or two back, BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca/ is planning
to increase the amount of Doctor Who they air on their Canadian Digital
Satellite/Cable channel come May. They're adding weekend reruns of complete
stories, and adding episodes to their original package of Tom Baker stories.
It was known that at least season 15 (the 4th Tom Baker season) will be
added - now someone has spotted that they will also air season 16 (the 5th
Tom Baker season), the Key To Time episodes. BBC Kids currently airs Doctor
Who 4 times on weeknights, at 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, and 4AM Eastern Time
(adjust for local time).
Additions and corrections are welcome at
firstname.lastname@example.org , bfelliott@... ,
bfelliott3 on AIM , or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:
"Death Comes To Time"
Episode 4C "No Child Of Earth, pt 3 of 3" now online
Requires RealPlayer. Episode 5A goes online on 19 April. Previous episodes
WSBR AM740 West Palm Beach, FL http://www.wsbrmoneytalkradio.com/
Fri 11PM EDT "Interstellar Transmissions" http://www.scifiradioguy.com/
Streamed live online from both the WSBR site or from the Interstellar
Transmissions site. Weekly sci-fi news/talk show with frequent Doctor Who
content in the news or interview sections. This week - Jon Cowart, former
chief engineer of the US space shuttle fleet, and now the engineer for the
International Space Station.
Channel 4 http://www.channel4.co.uk/
Sun 3:25-4:55PM BST "Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D." 1966 theatrical
Full widescreen version. Dr. Who and friends take the TARDIS for a spin into
the future. They wind up in the 22nd Century, where Daleks have invaded
Earth and made humanity their slaves. Now our brave humans must take the
planet back, before it is too late. Based on the TV serial "The Dalek
Invasion Of Earth".
UK Gold http://www.sceneone.co.uk/s1/tv/listings
(Sceneone website hasn't worked in 6 days - might be dead :-( )
Sat 6:15-9AM BST "The Green Death" movie
A story about endings and beginnings. The UNIT family is fraying at the
seams. The 3rd Doctor is never around when the Brigadier needs him. Jo Grant
runs off to take part in a crusade which seems to be directly in the way of
UNIT's current mission. And a mysterious professor is preaching tales of woe
if Global Chemicals is not shut down. In good news, the Doctor finally makes
it to Metebelis III, and he's even brought back a blue stone from there.
Sun 7:10-9AM BST "The Time Warrior" movie
The Brigadier asks the 3rd Doctor to attend a conference of respected
scientists. Unlike regular respected scientists who always turn evil and
endanger the world in sci-fi stories, these appear to be actual honest
people. They're just disappearing from the 20th Century without trace ...
Video On Demand. Currently playing:
"Robot" all 4 pts
"The Ark In Space" all 4 pts
"The Sontaran Experiment" both pts
BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com/
Late Fri 12:30AM, Sat 4PM CET "Paradise Towers" pt 1 of 4
Sat 4:30PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET "Paradise Towers" pt 2 of 4
Wed Noon CET "Paradise Towers" pt 3 of 4
Thu Noon CET "Paradise Towers" pt 4 of 4
Mel's idea of a vacation is to visit a 304 story high rise. Well, I suppose
a building three times the size of the Empire State Building is somewhat
impressive, but I can't help but find it an odd place to go for a vacation.
Even if it wasn't run down and filled with gun-happy police, cannibalistic
grannies, and metallic cleaning killers, the idea of spending a whole
vacation in one building just baffles me. As a place to visit on a tour,
sure, but never a full vacation. The 7th Doctor seems baffled too, but he
takes her there anyway.
UKTV http://www.varos.com/drwho/uktv/ http://www.foxtel.com.au/
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST "Time And The Rani" all 4 pts
Mon 11:30PM AEST "Time And The Rani" pt 4 of 4
The Rani accidentally causes the Doctor to regenerate, which at least makes
it easier for her plan to trick him into helping her complete a very nasty
experiment. Sylvester McCoy plays the 7th Doctor, and the unconscious form
of the 6th Doctor in the pre-credits sequence for episode 1.
Tue-Fri 11:30PM AEST "Paradise Towers" pts 1 - 4 of 4
See BBC Prime for story details. Still can't imagine why someone would want
to take a vacation there.
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca/
Weeknights 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EDT (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PDT)
Fri "The Seeds Of Doom" pt 3 of 6
Mon-Wed "The Seeds Of Doom" pts 4 - 6 of 6
The 4th Doctor and Sarah pursue the remaining pod and the theives who stole
it all the way back to Britain, where a face-off begins with the man who
bankrolled the theft - Harrison Chase. Is there time to point out the danger
before the Krynoid hatches and takes control of all vegetation on Earth? Or
will Harrison chase away all interest in common sense. This is UNIT's final
appearance until The Five Doctors, though it gets mentioned in Time-Flight.
Thu-Fri "The Masque Of Mandragora" pts 1 - 2 of 4
The 4th Doctor and Sarah move into a different section of the TARDIS, as
does a hitch-hiker. This rather reddish hitch-hiker didn't bring a towel,
but since it destroys anything it touches, that is just as well.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52 http://www.nhptv.org/
Late Sat Mid EDT "Snakedance" pts 3+4 of 4
The 5th Doctor scrambles to find the man who can help restore Tegan's mind
and prevent the emergence of the Mara.
Late Thu Mid EDT "Mawdryn Undead" pts 1+2 of 4
6 years ago, retired Brigadier Lethrbridge-Stewart suffered a nervous
breakdown under mysterious circumstances. Now, the arrival of a man who
claims to be a "Doctor" he used to know could bring answers to the
Brigadier's troubled past, and lead to more danger in the future. The
Doctor: Peter Davison.
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org/
DirecTV 13/947 Dish 8136
Late Sat Mid EDT "The Visitation" pt 3 of 4
The Terrileptils exact a heavy price from the 5th Doctor when he attempts to
escape. Nyssa works at building a device to battle an android with.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org/
DirecTV 35/909 Dish 8162
Sat 11PM EDT "The Android Invasion" pts 3+4 of 4
The 4th Doctor and Sarah need to find a way to get to the real Earth to warn
the world of an impending invasion. Harry Sullivan and RSM Benton make their
final appearances in these episodes.
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67 http://www.mpt.org/
Late Sat Mid EDT "The Sontaran Experiment" movie
The 4th Doctor visits the abandoned planet Earth to see if it is fit for
human habitation again. Slight issue - some humans are already there, along
with a dangerous alien. The only 2 episode story in Tom Baker's era, this
movie version runs just 47 minutes or so.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org/
DirecTV 48/909 Dish 8356
Sat 11PM EDT "Castrovalva" pts 3+4 of 4
The 5th Doctor is still suffering from memory loss, unable to recall Adric.
Tegan and Nyssa don't seem too concerned about Adric, either. Tactical
mistake - Adric is in the thick of all the trouble.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL) http://www.chicagowho.com/
Sat 11PM CDT "Time-Flight" pts 1+2 of 4
Shell-shocked, the 5th Doctor, Nyssa, and Tegan arrive on Earth in 1983 -
ironically right at Heathrow Airport, which they never reached when Tegan
*wanted* to go there. While there, they get involved in a mystery - how does
a Concorde disappear from time and space? Concordes are fast, but not *that*
WILL 12 Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu/
Sat 11:15PM CDT "Horror Of Fang Rock" pt 2 of 4
One by one, the inhabitants of the lighthouse are murdered. The 4th Doctor
and Leela could help find the solution, if the remaining people could just
stop playing tricks and deceits on each other.
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 CDT "Meglos" pt 2 of 4
With the 4th Doctor and Romana distracted, Meglos (Tom Baker) impersonates
him and gets permission to see the Dodecahedron.
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36 http://www.sffn.com/ http://www.iptv.org/
Sat 11:35PM CDT "Attack Of The Cybermen" 4 pt version, pts 3+4
The 6th Doctor, Peri, and the Cybermen travel via TARDIS to Telos, where a
frozen Cyberarmy awaits revival, and a plot to save the planet Mondas from
destruction is underway.
KERA/K24AD 13,24 Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX http://www.kera.org/
digital 14.1 DirecTV 13/889 Dish 8406
Late Fri 12:15AM CDT "The Monster Of Peladon" all 6 pts
The 3rd Doctor returns to Peladon 50 years after his last visit. Alpha
Centauri is still there, but most everyone else has changed. Still lots of
scheming for power and influence, with several betrayals and a deified
half-savage critter named Aggedor.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org/
DirecTV 12/910 Dish 8211
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 1+2 of 4
Sat 11PM MDT "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 3+4 of 4
Bobbing along, bobbing along on the bottom of the beautiful brine-y sea.
What a chance to get a better peak at the plants and creatures of the deep.
Silurians, Sea Devils, the Myrka, and two traitors make life miserable on an
undersea military base in 2084. The 5th Doctor needs to stop the situation,
but he is fixated on keeping the Silurians and Sea Devils from being
massacred like they were when a previous incarnation of his dealt with them.
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 MDT "The Stones Of Blood" pt 4 of 4
The 4th Doctor is put on trial for doing a good deed. If convicted, the
sentence is death. At this point the Doctor does what every lawyer will tell
you is the most foolish thing you can do - handle your own defense. Oh dear.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
DirecTV 28/970 Dish 8620
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT "Arc Of Infinity" pts 3+4 of 4
The anti-matter creature is manifesting himself on Earth, and he's assuming
the 5th Doctor's identity. 5th Doctor: Peter Davison. Guard: Colin Baker.
KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org/
DirecTV 54/903 Dish 8234
Sun 11PM PDT "The Time Monster" pts 5+6 of 6
The 3rd Doctor and Jo travel back in time to the last days of Atlantis to
keep the Master from using the Crystal to bring forth a Time Monster who can
wreak havoc on eternity.
Pre-empted by the conclusion of The Prisoner next week. Pre-empted by
specials the following 2 weekends. Doctor Who returns May 12.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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