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Friday 17th March 2000

THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - March 17, 2000
The last few times I guest edited this column for Benjamin, some important finds and events in Doctor Who always seemed to have happened such as the discovery of the long-lost first episode from The Crusade.  Discounting the announced cancellation of Jim Mortimore's proposed Past Doctor Adventure which was to be titled "Campaign", nothing much exiciting seems to have happened.  
A few minor glitches at two PBS stations in the US occured last weekend. WYBE's transmitter went down due to a major storm and WYIN managed to show a local basketball game instead. Anyway, corrections should be made to as he will hopefully be back from England by next week.

Tue-Thu 6PM GMT The Curse of Peladon eps 2 - 4 of 4
While the Doctor runs afoul of the Ice Warriors, Jo receives one of the biggest shocks in her life.
UK Gold
Sun 9:25-11:20AM GMT Attack of the Cybermen movie
Answering a distress call originating deep within the sewers of London, the Doctor meets an old adversary and wonders what else can go wrong?

UK Gold Classic
Sun 6-7:55PM GMT Attack of the Cybermen movie
Time shifted for early evening viewers.
BBC Prime
Late Fri 1AM (Not Africa), Sat 5PM CET The Leisure Hive ep 2 of 4
Sun+Mon 11:30AM CET The Leisure Hive ep 3 of 4

Brock attempts to strike a deal with Mena and Pangol becomes even more obsessed.
Sun 7AM+1AM AEDT The Rescue both eps (The Powerful Enemy, Desparate Measures)
Sun 8AM+2AM AEDT The Romans all 4 eps (The Slave-Traders, All Roads Lead To Rome, Conspiracy, Inferno)
Mon-Wed 11:30PM AEDT The Web Planet eps 4 - 6 of 6 (Crater Of Needles, Invasion, The Centre)
Thu-Fri 11:30PM AEDT The Space Museum eps 1 - 2 of 4 (The Space Museum, The Dimensions Of Time)

After being rescued from a crashed space ship in The Rescue, Vicki finds herself trying to do as The Romans do.  Then, the TARDIS crew must destroy the Animus in roder to escape The Web Planet and The Space Museum gives some even more interesting surprises.
BBC America
Sat 7AM, Sun 10AM+5PM EST The Face of Evil movie, pt 2 of 2
The Doctor deals with Xoanon while Leela deals with the Tesh.
NHPTV New Hampshire
Next episode April ?
WQED/WQEX 13, 16 Pittsburgh, PA
Next episode March 25.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 11PM EST The Androids of Tara eps 1+2 (or 3+4?) of 4 (it was episodes 1+2)
Due to last week's storm, WYBE's transmitter was down for quite some time on Saturday night.  Whether or not WYBE has acknowledged the outage depends on the episodes shown this weekend.
MPT Maryland 22, 28, 31, 36, 62, 67
Late Sat Mid EST Destiny of the Daleks all 4 eps
Romana regenerates.  K9 coughs.  The Daleks and Movellans fight.
WUSF 16 Tampa, FL
Sat 11:30PM EST VengeanceOfVaros 4 pt version, ep 3
Thinking that the Doctor is dead, Peri feels that she must do something to change the way things are on Varos.  Sil, though, has other plans for her.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11:35PM EST Robot eps 2+3 of 4
The Doctor gets himself cornered while Sarah infiltrates the Think Tank.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 10PM CST The Deadly Assassin ep 3? of 4
WYIN showed an unnanounced local basketball game game last week. Hopefully, this week there will be better luck for Doctor Who viewers.
» the following week reported that episode 4 was shown instead
KTCA 2 St. Paul, MN
Sat 11:30PM CST The Masque of Mandragora ep 3 of 4
The Mandragora attempts to take over the world by changing history.
IPTV Iowa 11, 12, 21, 24, 27, 32, 32, 36
Fri 11PM CST A Girl's Best Friend
Late Fri 12:30AM CST Genesis of the Daleks ep 1 of 6

Account for pledge breaks tonight as IPTV shows the only episode of Doctor Who's only TV spinoff.  Then, the Doctor is given a task by the Time Lords to prevent the creation of the Daleks.
PPTV North Dakota 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 13, 19
Fri 10:30PM CST The Talons of Weng-Chiang ep 1 of 6
KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Returns March 24.
KNME 5 Albuquerque, NM
Sat 10:30PM MST The Talons of Weng-Chiang movie
Strange and mysterious disappearances in Victorian London lead the Doctor to investigate the elusive Li H'Sen Chang.
KRWG 22 Las Cruces, NM (El Paso, TX)
Sat 9PM MST The Hand Of Fear movie
Sat 11PM MST The Deadly Assassin movie

The Doctor and Sarah part ways after the Doctor receives an intergalatic message from his home planet.
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
Sat 11PM+12:30AM MST Genesis of the Daleks ep 1 of 6
KSPS 7 Spokane, WA
Sat 10:45PM PST (11:45PM MST) The Greatest Show in the Galaxy movie
The Doctor and Ace arrive to discover some evil-doings at the Psychic Circus.
KBTC/KCKA 28, 15 Tacoma/Centralia, WA
Sat 7PM PST Invasion of the Dinosaurs eps 5+6 of 6
The Doctor's attempts at avoiding the prehistoric lizards lead him into further trouble when an old friend betrays him.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sun 11:12PM PST Kinda all 4 eps
While Tegan sleeps, an evil is brewing inside her mind.  Can the Doctor save the Kinda people in time?

That's it for this week.  Until next time, take care.
Jefferson Eng
Benjamin F.