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Friday 25th June 1999

THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - Fri, 25 Jun 1999
By Benjamin F. Elliott
After last week's extra long column, here's a short one. Nothing exciting has happened involving Doctor Who scheduling in the last week - nothing that I am able to write about, anyway.
Strike that. It appears that the Paul McGann movie will rerun in New Zealand on Saturday, July 3rd at 9PM. It has been tagged with an 'adults only' rating. If that movie got adults only, I can only guess that Red Dwarf over there gets 'adults only with a five day waiting period to get a permit to descramble the signal'. Still, they are rerunning the story.
Corrections and updates are always welcome at . Right now, on to the schedules:

The UK:
UK Gold
Late Friday from 12:35 to 1:25AM BST The Edge of Destruction movie version
Sunday from 8:30 to 11:15AM BST The Invasion of Time movie version

In the Friday night Black & White installment, the 1st Doctor and company reel from the edge of destruction to the brink of disaster as their efforts to return to Earth go just a bit beyond the sun. Sunday, the 4th Doctor returns to Gallifrey to become the next President of Gallifrey. He quickly becomes the most disastrous President in Time Lord history.

UK Gold Classics
Sunday from 6 to 8?PM BST The Invasion of Time movie version
See UK Gold for details.
BBC Prime
Late Friday at 1AM CET The Stones of Blood episode 2 of 4 (not Africa)
Saturday at 9:35AM and 6PM CET The Stones of Blood episode 3 of 4

Three of the Stones are bloodthirsty killers from another world. K9 has a brush with death. One of the two women the Doctor and Romana meet is actually a thousands year old villain. Keep an eye out for a villain from a previous story who has a cameo role.
Saturday at 1PM, Sunday at 2 and 8AM Warriors' Gate all 4 episodes
Monday at 11:30PM Earthshock episode 4 of 4
Tuesday through Wednesday at 11:30PM Resurrection of the Daleks episodes 1 through 2 of 2 (45 minute episodes)
Thursday through Friday at 11:30PM Trial Of A Time Lord -Mindwarp episodes 1 and 2 of 4 (5 and 6 of 14)

FOXTEL's Who-Files air more selected goodbye stories from the series. Over the weekend, the 4th Doctor, Romana, K9, and Adric find their way to a gateway that can return them to normal space. First, they have a slave ship and a collapsing reality to deal with. On Monday, the Cyberleader orders Tegan's death if the 5th Doctor does not do exactly what the Cybermen want - watch helplessly as Earth is destroyed. Around the mid-week, the Daleks locate their forgotten creator - Davros - in the hopes that he can find a cure for a fatal disease. Unknown to them, someone is planning to betray them. The week ends with the second portion of the 6th Doctor's trial, where the Valeyard replays the adventure where the Doctor's erratic behaviour forced the Time Lords to take him out of time.
SPACE: The Imagination Station and
Saturday through Monday at 7:30AM EDT An Unearthly Child episodes 2 through 4 of 4 (The Cave Of Skulls, The Forest Of Fear, The Firemaker)
Tuesday through Friday at 7:30AM EDT The Daleks episodes 1 through 4 of 7 (The Dead Planet, The Survivors, The Escape, The Ambush)

The very earliest episodes of Doctor Who - a chance to invite new fans to tune in and see how it began. The 1st Doctor, Susan, Ian, and Barbara travel first to ancient Earth where the cavemen are in an unfriendly move, then discover a barren world ruined by its militaristic inhabitants.
* MPBC Maine 10, 10, 12, 13, 26
Saturday at 11:30PM EDT (12:30AM ADT) The Deadly Assassin episode 2 of 4
The 4th Doctor is arrested for murder on his home planet and sentenced to death. The Doctor thinks that he is being framed, and that the real murderer is out to destroy Gallifrey.
* NHPTV New Hampshire 11, 49, 52
Sunday at 3PM EDT The Mutants episodes 2 and 3 of 6
The Marshall, dictator in charge of Solos, tries to ensure that the Doctor will not manage to get the box from the Time Lords to Ky. Jo and Ky wind up on Solos' surface, where the ever-worsening climate endangers Jo's life.
WQED / WQEX 13, 16 Pittsburgh, PA zip 15201
Special Who pledge line (toll call) 1-900-990-1313
Other Pledge lines (non-toll) 1-800-232-8813 and 412-621-5808
Saturday at 11PM EDT The Brain of Morbius episode 3 of 4
Afterwards - Doctor Who And The Silurians episode 1 of 7 (color)

The Sisterhood of Karn decide to kill the Doctor, believing him to be their enemy. Later, flash back to the 3rd Doctor, who gets called out to an underground nuclear reactor suffering from a rash of power failures. The Doctor suspects the answer lies in the caves the reactor was built out of.

It is more likely that this was The Brain of Morbius: Part Two rather than episode three, based on the broadcast pattern.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Saturday at 11PM EDT The Android Invasion eps 3 and 4 of 4
The 4th Doctor and Sarah must get to the real Earth before the Kraals do, or mankind may be wiped out. The Kraals decide to make a robotic duplicate of the Doctor, just in case.
MPT Maryland 22, 28, 31, 36, 62, 67
Late Friday at Midnight EDT, Late Saturday at 12:30AM EDT Carnival Of Monsters movie version
The 3rd Doctor has regained his freedom. First stop, Metebelis Three, an ideal world that looks remarkably like the lower deck of a British cargo ship, in the middle of the ocean, where a mythical sea monster roams.
WUFT 5 Gainesville, FL
On hiatus pending final decision. Florida fans wanting to keep the Doctor around can politely contact WUFT at and . They are looking for evidence of fan support, input on which Doctor to air next, and (presumably) financial support.
WUSF 16 Tampa, FL
Saturday at 11:30PM EDT The King's Demons episode 2 of 2
The king is an imposter, an alien who can form any shape and blend into any personality. The alien's master wants to ensure that King John fails to sign the Magna Carta in 1215.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Saturday at 11:30PM EDT The Curse of Peladon eps 1 and 2 of 4
The Time Lords send the 3rd Doctor to Peladon, a feudal planet trying to enter the Galactic Federation. A number of Federation delegates have come to Peladon to evaluate if it can meet their standards. One of the delegates is a murderer, a traitor to the Federation, and a deadly danger to the future of Peladon.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL) zip 4
Saturday at 10PM CDT Genesis of the Daleks episode 4 of 6 (actually Part Five)
The Thals, rejoicing in their victory over the Kaleds, are betrayed by their new ally, and become the first race to face the wrath of the Daleks.
* KTCA 2 St. Paul, MN
Saturday at 11:35PM CDT The Ark In Space episode 4 of 4
Vira takes command of the Ark. Noah takes command of the vicious Wirrn. The 4th Doctor explores the mind of a Wirrn to find out how this disastrous situation began.
IPTV Iowa 11, 12, 27, 32 and
Friday at 11:05PM CDT The Sea Devils episodes 4 and 5 of 6
The 3rd Doctor goes on a mission to contact the Sea Devils and divert them from their direction of war in time to keep the humans from destroying them.
* PPTV North Dakota 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 13, 19
Friday at 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) The Android Invasion episode 3 of 4
See WYBE for details.
KBDI 12 Denver, CO zip 80205
Friday at 11PM MDT The Ark In Space episodes 1 and 2 of 4
Saturday at 10PM MDT The Ark In Space episodes 3 and 4 of 4

The 4th Doctor's Ark Arc begins with this story, set on a space station housing the final survivors of humanity.
KNME 5 Albuquerque, NM
Saturday at 11PM MDT The Android Invasion movie version
See WYBE for details.
KRWG 22 Las Cruces, NM
Saturday at 10:30PM MDT Revenge of the Cybermen movie version
The Ark Arc concludes when the 4th Doctor and company return to the Ark at an earlier point in time, when it serves as a beacon to keep ships from hitting a newly discovered asteroid. The beacon takes on prime importance when it turns out that the asteroid is almost pure gold, the perfect weapon against the Cybermen. And the Cybermen are determined that no one will ever get the chance to use that asteroid.

ยป The channel realised the running order was wrong and switched this to Genesis of the Daleks instead. However, due to an oversight in the length, the end got chopped off! The last two parts were instead shown the following week before Revenge of the Cybermen.
* KSPS 7 Spokane, WA zip 99223
Saturday at 10:30PM PDT (11:30PM MDT) The Visitation movie version
The 5th Doctor finally gets Tegan back to Heathrow Airport, 315 years early. While they wait for the next available flight, they have a little alien invasion to deal with.
* KBTC / KCKA 28, 15 Tacoma / Centralia, WA zip 98405
Saturday at 7PM and 2:30AM PDT The Mind of Evil episodes 3 and 4 of 6
Professor Keller's true identity is revealed. The peace conference, the prison, and the missile disposal seem strangely linked. The Keller Machine begins to go mad, and even Keller has trouble controlling it. Episodes in Black & White as the color prints are missing.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sunday at 11PM PDT The Talons of Weng-Chiang all 6 episodes
The heavily popular 4th Doctor story, where Leela visits Earth for the first time. Meanwhile, a menace from the future terrorizes the past in his efforts to go home.
BBC America
Saturday at 5PM, Sunday at 8AM and 1PM EDT The Ark In Space movie version, part 2 of 2
See KTCA and KBDI for details.
Wednesday at 8:45AM Argentina Time (6:45AM Mexico) The Paul McGann Movie
Another chance to see the 1996 movie that almost spawned a revival of the series. A special- effects deathworm impersonates the Master and tries to take over the Doctor's body. With Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Daphne Ashbrook, Eric Roberts, and the Deathworm. With Spanish subtitles.

These stations have discontinued Doctor Who since last July, and have yet to bring it back ...

WTBU 69 Indianapolis, IN http://
WFWA 39 Fort Wayne, IN
KRCB 22 Rohnert Park, CA
LPB Louisiana 13, 18, 24, 24, 25, 27

That's it for this week. Until next week, take care.