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
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.
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
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
*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
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
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
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*
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
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.
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA:
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.