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Friday 12th May 2000

by Benjamin F. Elliott
"Have you ever wondered what it's like to be wanderers in the 4th Dimension? To be exiles?"
The moment New Zealand Doctor Who fans have waited for since 1993 has come. Regular reruns of Doctor Who are finally resuming in their country, beginning Monday on Prime TV. In the case of many of the black & white episodes coming up, it will be their New Zealand TV debut.
WYIN Gary, IN solved the problem of airing Robot 1 instead of Robots Of Death 1 two weeks ago by airing The Robots Of Death 1 last weekend, and shifting all the episodes back 1 week.
Additions, corrections, and arctic cold fronts can be sent to . And now, the listings:

Tue-Wed 6PM BST Inferno eps 6 - 7 of 7
The 3rd Doctor is helpless as the alternate Earth is facing inevitable destruction. Meanwhile, the regular Earth is coming dangerously close to the same scenario.
Thu 6PM BST The Claws of Axos ep 1 of 4
(Hmm. TG4 is only rerunning the stories they have colour copies of.) The Master's hideous actions in the 2 stories you aren't going to see inspires UNIT to call in an American agent to track him down once and for all. But before the agent gets to do anything, *something* emerges from outer space, and it isn't a weather balloon.
UK Gold
Sun 9-10:50AM BST Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids movie, pt 3 of 4
An emotionally drained Doctor offers his defense to the charges of interference by showing an adventure from his future. The Doctor and future companion Mel get a distress call from the space liner Hyperion III, a ship in desperate trouble ...

UK Gold 2/UK Gold Classic
Sun 6-7:50PM BST Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids movie, pt 3 of 4
Same day replay of UK Gold's tape.
BBC Prime
Late Fri 1AM*, Sat 5PM CET Full Circle ep 2 of 4
Sun+Mon 11:30AM CET Full Circle ep 3 of 4

*Not on African feed.
The Doctor begins to wonder about the Deciders claims about Alzarius. The air during Mistfall is lousy, but breathable. Apart from the monsters, why shut people up in the spaceship in the first place?
UKTV Australia
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST The Tomb of the Cybermen all 4 eps
The 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria join an archaeological expedition investigating where the Cybermen went to die. While the archaeologists want to discover information, the Doctor intends to bury it forever.
Mon-Wed 11:30PM AEST The Mind Robber eps 3 - 5 of 5
The Doctor gets a job offer from the Master of the Land of Fiction.
Thu-Fri 11:30PM AEST The Krotons eps 1 - 2 of 4
The 2nd Doctor interrupts graduation day on the planet of the Gonds, so only one of the two graduates will get his "diploma".
Prime TV New Zealand
Mon-Thu 6:25PM An Unearthly Child eps 1 - 4 of 4 (An Unearthly Child, The Cave Of Skulls, The Forest Of Fear, The Firemaker)
Two school teachers decide to investigate one of their pupils, and get pulled into the mysteries of the 4th Dimension. 2nd ever showing in New Zealand. Last shown in 1964/65.
Fri 6:25PM The Dead Planet - The Dead Planet ep 1 of 7
The Doctor becomes intrigued by a metallic city, and decides to explore it, whatever the consequences. 2nd ever showing in New Zealand. Last shown in 1964/65.
(some stations viewable in parts of Canada)
BBC America
Revenge of the Cybermen eps 3+4 of 4
Sat 6AM, Sun 8AM+5PM EDT Eastern Feed (PDT Pacific Feed)

The Doctor, Sarah, and Harry are caught in the middle when the Cybermen think they are going to wipe out the Vogans, while the Vogans think they are going to wipe out the Cybermen. (The Deadly Assassin airs next week.)
NHPTV New Hampshire 11, 49, 52
Sun 3PM EDT Terror of the Zygons eps 1+2 of 4
Summoned by the Brigadier, the 4th Doctor visits Loch Ness in Scotland, where oil rigs are sinking in numbers not seen since the Sea Devils.
WQED/WQEX 13, 16 Pittsburgh, PA
Sat 11:30PM EDT Horror of Fang Rock ep 3 of 4
The green blob impersonates one of the guest stars to make killing people easier. Colonel Skinsale faces an ethical dilemma. Next episode May 27.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 11PM EDT City of Death eps 3+4 of 4
It seems that Count Scarlioni exists in splinters throughout human history. The good news is that he hopes to fix that problem. The bad news is that restoring Scarlioni would wipe out humanity. But you can't have everything.
MPT Maryland 22, 28, 31, 36, 62, 67
Late Sat Mid EDT State of Decay all 4 eps
The Doctor and Romana explore a Medaevil culture, with emphasis on the evil. Meanwhile, K9 discovers something that doesn't belong aboard the TARDIS.
WUSF 16 Tampa, FL
Sat 11:30PM EDT The Two Doctors 6 pt version, ep 3
The 6th Doctor, Peri, and a somewhat disoriented Jamie set off in search for the 2nd Doctor. Why did the Sontarans want a Time Lord, anyway?
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11:30PM EDT Genesis of the Daleks eps 4+5 of 6
The Daleks make their first ever public appearance. The results are electrifying, but they don't get many positive reviews.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 10PM CDT The Robots of Death ep 2 of 4
The Doctor is accused of murder, setting off one of the most impressive feats at conversation via witty one-liners ever experienced in television. Many of the best quotes in the series come from this 25 minute segment.
TPT 2 St. Paul, MN
Sat 11:30PM, Early Sun 5:30AM CDT The Deadly Assassin ep 3 of 4
In an episode set entirely within the APC Net of the Gallifreyan Matrix, the Doctor's mind battles the Assassin's. If Robots Of Death 2 was a highlight for dialogue, this is a highlight for surrealism and terror.
IPTV Iowa 11, 12, 21, 24, 27, 32, 32, 36
Fri 11:35PM CDT The Brain of Morbius all 4 eps
On the desolate planet Karn, a scientist named Solon is working on a secret project. The Doctor could be able to provide needed assistance. Well, parts of the Doctor anyway.
PPTV North Dakota 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 13, 19
Fri 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) Horror of Fang Rock ep 3 of 4
Same episode that WQED is airing.
KBDI/K32EO 12, 32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT Horror of Fang Rock eps 1+2 of 4
Sat 10:30PM MDT Horror of Fang Rock eps 3+4 of 4

A lighthouse is shrouded in fog, leaving it easy prey when a predator comes.
(Special start time on Saturday.)
KNME 5 Albuquerque, NM
Sat 10:30PM MDT Image of the Fendahl movie
A skull that's millions of years old holds the keys to long-held secrets and the potential destruction of Earth.
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT Revenge of the Cybermen ep 3 of 4
"We have taken over Nerva Beacon. Planet Voga certain to fall to our power shortly. All life forms on Nerva are dead." "But we needed some of them alive." "Oops."
KBTC/KCKA 28, 15 Tacoma/Centralia, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT Planet of the Spiders eps 5+6 of 6
Jon Pertwee bids adieu to the Doctor as he discovers an inner demon whose destruction is more important than his own survival.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sun 11PM PDT Terminus all 4 eps
Turlough's sabotage threatens Nyssa's life, bringing the Doctor and company to the most hated ship in the universe.

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.