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This Week In Doctor Who - May 17, 2002

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  • Benjamin F. Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - May 17, 2002 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 5, No 19 groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho www.topica.com/lists/twidwtalk
    Message 1 of 1 , May 17, 2002
      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - May 17, 2002
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 5, No 19

      Welcome to the final Friday edition of the weekly guide to Doctor Who on TV.

      No, This Week is not being discontinued. But I've decided to change the
      publication day. Effective May 22, This Week In Doctor Who will come out on
      *Wednesdays*. I'm hoping this will make it easier for me to produce the
      column, and avoid the clutter of distractions that potential readers get on
      Fridays. So, remember - look for This Week on Wednesdays, instead of
      Fridays. Unless you live in Australia or New Zealand - you probably won't
      see it till Thursdays, instead of Saturdays.

      Been a fairly quiet week for TV Doctor Who, so remember:

      South America - Still need help from someone who has Uniseries
      www.uniseries.com.ar down there. What Doctor Who episodes are they airing?

      USA - The 1996 Doctor Who Movie (starring Paul McGann) is airing on the
      Sci-Fi Channel http://www.scifi.com/ on Sunday, June 30 at 5PM Eastern. Use
      the schedulebot to adjust for local time.

      Canada - BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca/ will start airing new *to them*
      episodes of Doctor Who on Friday, May 24, beginning with Horror Of Fang
      Rock. If you've stopped watching Doctor Who on BBC Kids, you can start

      Radio/Internet - You can read it right below here, but in case anyone stops
      reading at the Additions and Corrections line - the Interstellar
      Transmissions radio show http://www.scifiradioguy.com/ is devoting their May
      24th show to John Nathan-Turner (1947-2002), the longtime Doctor Who
      producer. Sounds like it is going to be a very good show. Expect a guest
      list in next week's column. Since it will be broadcast via Media Player on
      the web as well as on 2 US radio stations, you should be able to tune in if
      you want to. Friday 7PM Eastern/6PM Central. For other time zones:
      5PM Mountain 4PM Pacific 3PM Alaska 1PM Hawaii 8PM Atlantic
      8:30PM Newfoundland Midnight UK 1AM Central Europe Sat 11AM New Zealand
      Sat 9AM Australia Eastern Standard Sat 7AM Perth Australia
      Tune into tonight's show to make certain the times are right. If you live in
      another time zone, use these to figure out when it is airing in your local

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


      Fri 7PM EDT (6PM CDT) "Interstellar Transmissions" www.scifiradioguy.com
      WWNN AM1470 Pompano Beach/Boca Raton, FL (Miami/West Palm Beach, FL)
      WBYU AM1450 New Orleans, LA www.bayou1450.com
      Weekly radio show for sci-fi news and interviews, broadcast live over the
      internet on all 3 websites listed above (different feeds, so if one doesn't
      work try another one). This week - a look ahead at all the Summer
      blockbuster sci-fi movies. NEXT WEEK - a memorial of John Nathan-Turner.



      UK Gold www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Sat 7:10-9AM BST "Revenge Of The Cybermen" movie
      The 4th Doctor and company return to Nerva, millenia before they left. The
      space station is being stalked by a killer virus. A virus that eats radio
      tapes. And, as you can guess from the story title, an old enemy is slowly
      approaching the station, intent on a very evil purpose.
      Sun 7:10-9AM BST "Terror Of The Zygons" movie
      On Earth, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (in his final appearance before the
      character's retirement) convinces the 4th Doctor to investigate the sinking
      of oil rigs near Loch Ness. The prime suspect - The Loch Ness Monster.

      Homechoice www.homechoice.co.uk
      Video On Demand. Now playing:
      "Robot" all 4 pts
      "The Ark In Space" all 4 pts
      "The Sontaran Experiment" both pts


      BBC Prime www.bbcprime.com
      Late Fri 12:30AM, Sat 4PM CET "Remembrance Of The Daleks" pt 1 of 4
      Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET "Remembrance Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 4
      Wed Noon CET "Remembrance Of The Daleks" pt 3 of 4
      London - November 1963. Mysteriously bright and sunny. A junkyard where two
      schoolteachers disappeared from has been taken over by an alien life form.
      The military is investigating, and about to wind up on the worst possible
      side of a civil war - right in the middle. Only one man can save the day -
      Bernard Quatermass. Since he's not available, the 7th Doctor will have to


      UKTV www.varos.com/drwho/uktv www.foxtel.com.au
      Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy" all 4 pts
      An intergalactic circus brazen enough to send the TARDIS junk mail incites
      the 7th Doctor's curiosity and Ace's dread.
      Mon-Wed 11:30PM AEST "Battlefield" pts 1 - 3 of 4
      When U*N*I*T winds up in the middle between a nuclear warhead and warriors
      from another dimension, the 7th Doctor and Ace are going to need some help.
      Welcome back, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart!


      BBC Kids www.bbckids.ca
      Weeknights 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EDT (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PDT)
      Saturdays 3:30PM, 10PM EDT (12:30PM, 7PM PDT) - complete stories
      Sundays 3:30PM, 10PM EDT (12:30PM, 7PM PDT) - complete stories
      Fri "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" pt 2 of 6
      The 4th Doctor suspects that the disappearing women have some connection to
      the Theatre where Li Hsen Chang is performing. Leela learns about table
      Sat "The Sontaran Experiment" both pts
      The 4th Doctor, Sarah, and Harry investigate Earth to see if it is ready for
      human habitation. Apart from the Sontaran running around the place, it looks
      just fine.
      Sun "Genesis Of The Daleks" all 6 pts
      What if you had a chance to change history? A chance to undo your own or
      someone else's mistakes and lead life on a better course? Would you take it?
      Would you destroy the past to save the future? Would you prevent the Daleks
      from existing. The 4th Doctor is forced to choose between his principles of
      protecting history and saving the universe in one of the best known Doctor
      Who stories outside of fandom.
      Mon-Tue "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" pts 3 - 4 of 6
      The 4th Doctor was right - the Theatre did have something to do with it
      after all.
      *New* to BBC Kids episodes begin airing next week on Friday, May 24.

      NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52 www.nhptv.org
      Late Sat Mid EDT "Enlightenment" pts 1+2 of 4
      While the 5th Doctor investigates the secrets of a sailing ship, Turlough
      faces the wrath of the Black Guardian. As the Guardian drives Turlough
      increasingly crazy, secrets and lies begin to collapse.

      WCNY/W59AU 24,59 Syracuse/Utica, NY www.wcny.org
      Sun 5:30PM EDT "The Ark In Space/The Sontaran Experiment" pt 2 of 4/2

      WQED 13 Pittsburgh, PA www.wqed.org
      DirecTV 13/947 Dish 8136
      Pre-empted by pledges this week. Doctor Who returns May 25. At press time
      WQEX 16 is still off the air.

      WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA www.wybe.org
      DirecTV 35/909 Dish 8162
      Saturday, May 18 - the annual pledge night for Doctor Who on WYBE. If you
      want to support Doctor Who - this is the night.
      Sat 8PM EDT "The Making Of Doctor Who" 1988 documentary
      Produced during filming of the 25th anniversary story (Silver Nemesis), this
      documentary shows you a Doctor Who story in the making, and more.
      Sat 9:20PM EDT "The Seeds Of Doom" pts 5+6 of 6
      Tense chase sequences abound at the mansion of Harrison Chase, where the
      Krynoid prepares to take control of all plant life, conquer Earth, and
      devour all flesh.
      Sat 10:40PM EDT "The Masque Of Mandragora" pts 1+2 of 4
      New season, new TARDIS console room, new danger for the 4th Doctor and
      Sarah, when an evil ball of hate hitches a lift to Earth, where it plans to
      bring Earth back into the Dark Ages.

      MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67 www.mpt.org
      DirecTV 22/980
      Late Sat 12:03AM EDT "The Pyramids Of Mars" movie
      *Time approximate after Independent Eye.* As the 4th Doctor contemplates
      resigning from U*N*I*T, an alien force has taken control of U*N*I*T
      headquarters in 1911, back when it was a country manor house. Sutekh is

      WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH www.wcet.org
      DirecTV 48/909 Dish 8356
      Pre-empted by auction. Doctor Who returns May 25.

      WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL) www.chicagowho.com www.wyin.tv
      Sat 11PM CDT "Snakedance" pts 3+4 of 4
      The 5th Doctor and Nyssa race to find a way to defeat the Mara and save
      Tegan from its terrible power. They're also willing to save the Manussans as
      well, but the Manussans are big enough pricks that few people would notice
      if they were gone.

      WILL 12 Urbana, IL www.will.uiuc.edu
      Sat 11:15PM CDT "The Invisible Enemy" pt 3 of 4
      A clone of the 4th Doctor battles the Nucleus of the Swarm inside the
      Doctor's brain. Alas, Professor Marius and K9 might not be much help for the
      Doctor now - CONTACT HAS BEEN MADE!

      KAWE/KAWB 9,22 Bemidji/Brainerd, MN www.lakelandptv.org
      Sat 8PM, Sun 11PM CDT "Genesis Of The Daleks" pt 6 of 6
      The 4th Doctor makes the final decision about the survival or destruction of
      the Daleks.

      TPT 2 St. Paul, MN www.tpt.org
      digital 16.5 (2.5) DirecTV 2/891 Dish 8576
      Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT "Full Circle" pt 3 of 4
      Romana has been infected by the spiders, and the Starliner faces an

      IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36 www.sffn.com www.iptv.org
      digital 50
      Sat 11:35PM CDT "The Two Doctors" 6 pt version, pts 1+2
      When the 2nd Doctor and Jamie are ambushed and disappear while investigating
      time experiments, the 6th Doctor and Peri are drawn to investigate. Patrick
      Troughton begins his final appearance as the Doctor, while Frazer Hines
      returns as Jamie. Do not adjust your set - the first minute or so of the
      first episode is in black & white, even though they are using the *current*
      TARDIS console.

      KERA/K24AD 13,24 Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX www.kera.org
      digital 14.1 DirecTV 13/889 Dish 8406
      Late Fri 12:15AM CDT "Revenge Of The Cybermen" movie
      See UK Gold for story description.
      KERA is airing stories in production order. Genesis Of The Daleks airs next

      KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO www.kbdi.org
      DirecTV 12/910 Dish 8211
      Late Fri 12:30AM MDT "Frontios" pts 3+4 of 4
      The 5th Doctor has to save the last remnants of humanity, rebuild his
      shattered TARDIS, and deal with a batch of super-powerful slugs. Could be
      Sat 11PM MDT "Resurrection Of The Daleks" 4 pt version, pts 1+2
      A Time Corridor forces the TARDIS to 1985 London, where the Daleks are back
      in action. And this time, they have human replicants.

      KUED/KUES 7,39 Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT www.kued.org
      digital 42 DirecTV 7/982 Dish 8536
      Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT "The Power Of Kroll" pt 1 of 4
      The search for the Key To Time brings the 4th Doctor and Romana to a swampy
      moon, where they are promptly mistaken for gun runners.

      KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Grays River, WA www.kbtc.org
      DirecTV 12/910 Dish 8620
      Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT "Terminus" pts 1+2 of 4
      Acting on the Black Guardian's orders, Turlough shatters the structural
      integrity of the TARDIS, and endangers Nyssa's life. Unfortunately for the
      Black Guardian, the TARDIS finds a ship to latch on to and save everyone's
      lives. Fortunately for the Black Guardian, it is a ship with a very bad
      reputation ...

      KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA www.kteh.org
      DirecTV 54/903 Dish 8234
      Sun 11PM PDT "Carnival Of Monsters" pts 1+2 of 4
      With full knowledge of TARDIS flight again, the 3rd Doctor once again walks
      in eternity. It looks like he's landed on Earth this time, but he knows
      better. And the people outside definitely know better.


      Uniseries http://www.uniseries.com.ar/
      Sun 9:30PM "" pt 3 of 4?
      As of this writing, I can not find any listings that will say which episodes
      are airing, or in what language.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2002.
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