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Friday 19th May 2000

by Benjamin F. Elliott
"People spend all their time making nice things, and then other people come along and break them." - The 2nd Doctor, Enemy Of The World
It's been a quiet week for the Doctor on TV. The 4th anniversary of the BBC/Universal co- produced TV movie's less than successful US debut came and went without comment. UK Gold had trouble staying on the air during its Sunday Doctor Who broadcast. Not much else.
A quick reminder for PrimeTV New Zealand viewers. Paul Scoones of the New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club has researched the entire history of Doctor Who on New Zealand television from 1964 to 1999. If you want to know when (or if) a story first aired in New Zealand, go to dwfc/bcast.shtml .

The following stories have never aired on New Zealand TV (according to Paul's research). Stories with a * are missing or incomplete, so PrimeTV can't air them:

The Keys Of Marinus
The Aztecs
The Sensorites
The Web Planet
The Crusade*
The Chase
Mission To The Unknown*
The Daleks' Master Plan*
The Gunfighters
The Faceless Ones*
The Ice Warriors*
Fury From The Deep*
The Dominators
The Invasion*
The Space Pirates*
The War Games
Invasion Of The Dinosaurs episode 1 only
I will be away from this column for the next 2 or three weeks (again - last time for a while). Any additions and corrections for the column will be needed at by Tuesday, so I can get them to the guest editor. And now, the listings:

Tue-Thu 6PM BST The Claws of Axos eps 2 - 4 of 4
Matters get complex as the Master realizes that the only way to save his own hide is to save humanity. But can he bring himself to be the hero, particularly when the Doctor is less than helpful himself?
UK Gold
Sun 9:55-11AM BST Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe movie
Just before a verdict can be announced, a surprise guest comes forward on the Doctor's side.

UK Gold 2/UK Gold Classic
Sun 6-7:10PM BST Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe movie. Same day replay of UK Gold broadcast.
BBC Prime
Late Fri 1AM*, Sat 5PM CET Full Circle ep 3 of 4
Sun+Mon 11:30AM CET Full Circle ep 4 of 4

A classified secret from the distant past threatens the survival of the
Starliner in the present.
UKTV Australia
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST The Dominators all 5 eps
Life on planet Dulkis is disrupted when aliens suck up the radiation on a desolate island and set up shop. Unfortunately, the Dulcians are not good at understanding the concept of "alien invasion".
Mon-Tue 11:30PM AEST The Krotons eps 3 - 4 of 4
The Doctor and Zoe go undercover as Gond students to undermine the Krotons' evil schemes.
Wed-Fri 11:30PM AEST The Seeds of Death eps 1 - 3 of 6
The moonbase is taken over, bringing shipments of vital goods throughout Earth to a deadly standstill. The only way to find out what's going on is to take a rocket to the Moon. But no one makes rockets any more, do they?
Prime TV New Zealand
Mon-Fri 6:25PM {TheDaleks=The Dead Planet}} eps 2 - 6 of 7 (The Survivors, The Escape, The Ambush, The Expedition, The Ordeal)
The 1st Doctor and his companions encounter the Daleks, aliens that appear to be roundish metallic robots. While they do not look all that menacing, they can kill at will. Only previous New Zealand showing was in 1964/1965.
(Some station seen in parts of Canada)
BBC America
The Deadly Assassin eps 1+2 of 4
Sat 6AM, Sun 8AM+5PM EDT Eastern Feed (PDT Pacific Feed)

Recalled to Gallifrey, the Doctor races to stop an assassination that would send his home planet's society into chaos.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11, 49, 52
Sun 3PM EDT Terror of the Zygons eps 3+4 of 4
Zygons imitating humans prepare to take over the British Government. The Loch Ness Monster decides to take a trip and do some Doctor-munching.
WQED/WQEX 13, 16 Pittsburgh, PA
No episode this week. Returns May 27.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 11PM EDT The Creature from the Pit eps 1+2 of 4
A distress calls leads the 4th Doctor and Romana to the planet Chloris, rich in vegetation, but poor in metals. The distress call appears to emanate from an egg shell.
MPT Maryland 22, 28, 31, 36, 62, 67
Late Sat Mid EDT Warriors' Gate all 4 eps
The Doctor's found a gateway out of E-Space. But before he takes the TARDIS out of there, he must solve a mystery involving time-sensitive hairy creatures and greedy freighter employees.
WUSF 16 Tampa, FL
Sat 11:30PM EDT The Two Doctors 6 pt version, ep 4
In Spain, the Sontarans set up shop hoping to use the 2nd Doctor's skills to take control of time. The 6th Doctor and company try to track the villains down.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11:30PM EDT Genesis of the Daleks ep 6 of 6
Davros faces a trial before the Kaled scientific core to decide if the Daleks will survive. The Doctor scrambles to destroy a tape that would enable the Daleks to take over the universe.
Sat 11:55PM EDT Revenge of the Cybermen ep 1 of 4
Back on Nerva Beacon, the Doctor, Sarah, and Harry wait for the TARDIS. While they're there, there is a strange space plague to solve.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 10PM CDT The Robots of Death ep 3 of 4
The Sandminer is saved from destruction, but the mastermind behind the robots decides to let them loose to kill anyone in sight.
KTCA 2 St. Paul, MN
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT The Deadly Assassin ep 4 of 4
Gallifrey's true enemy is revealed, but it could be too late to save the planet from destruction.
IPTV Iowa 11, 12, 21, 24, 27, 32, 32, 36
Fri 11:35PM CDT The Seeds of Doom eps 1,2,+3 of 6
UNIT sends the Doctor and Sarah to investigate when extra-terrestrial seed pods are discovered in the Antarctic ice. The Doctor's not the only one who wants the pod, and the other side is willing to kill anyone in the way.
PPTV North Dakota 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 13, 19
Fri 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) Horror of Fang Rock ep 4 of 4
The Rutan plans to turn Earth into the latest battleground in their unending war with the Sontarans. But it made the mistake of not killing the Doctor first.
KBDI/K32EO 12, 32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT Horror of Fang Rock eps 3+4 of 4
The death toll mounts, and the Rutan prepares to signal for a fleet.
Sat 10PM MDT The Invisible Enemy eps 1+2 of 4
The Doctor is assaulted by a space plague. What do you do when the Doctor is the enemy?
KNME 5 Albuquerque, NM
Sat 10:30PM MDT Underworld movie
The 4th Doctor tries to undo the damage of an old Time Lord mistake by helping the remnants of the Minyan species locate the race banks that will revive their people.
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT Revenge of the Cybermen ep 4 of 4
Nerva Beacon becomes the fall guy as both the Cybermen and the Vogans intend to destroy it to wipe out the other species.
KBTC/KCKA 28, 15 Tacoma/Centralia, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT Robot eps 1+2 of 4
The new Doctor (Tom Baker) is called upon to find out who is stealing top secret government information about an ultimate weapon.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sun 11PM PDT Enlightenment all 4 eps
Turlough reconsiders his walk on the evil side. The Black Guardian wants to fix a space race to wipe out the Doctor once and for all.

Thanks for reading. Have fun with the guest editor. Until next month, take care.