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Friday 26th May 2000

THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - Fri, 26 May 2000
(posted Fri, 26 May 2000, via the Doctor Who Alliance)
by Benjamin F. Elliott
This edition has been partially written by Benjamin Elliott, then finished and updated by Jefferson Eng.
News on the KSPS Spokane, WA Doctor Who front. I'm not sure if this is good or bad news: "Greetings, Robot Wars is scheduled to run through August 5th, the first weekend of our August membership campaign on KSPS-TV. We are monitoring viewer inquiries and comments (e-mail, hard mail, and phone calls) about the Doctor Who series. We are discussing the possibility of renewing the series if this feedback warrants the expense. We are also looking at other science fiction series for possible playback. Please feel free to contact me for a scheduling update. I hope to have the August schedule completed by June 9th. Best regards, Cary Balzer Program Manager"
TG4 in Ireland is currently shaking up their schedule. At the moment, I cannot find a new timeslot for the show on their schedule. Cross the fingers.
Additions and corrections can go to guest editor Jefferson Eng at . And now, the listings:

Show yanked from timeslot. Replaced by "Garda, Ceamara, Gafa". Awaiting word on whether this will result in a time change of cancelation.
UK Gold
Sun 8:55-10:55AM BST Time and the Rani movie
UK Gold begins The Summer Of Syl as it reaches the 7th Doctor's stories. First up, a surprise regeneration leaves the Doctor unprepared when the Rani needs his help to complete a great evil.

UK Gold 2
Sun 6-8PM BST Time and the Rani movie
Were you at Church or asleep when The Summer Of Syl began on UK Gold? Catch the replay on the digital station.
BBC Prime
Late Fri 1AM*, Sat 5PM CET Full Circle ep 4 of 4
*Not part of African feed.
Many years ago, the Deciders decided to leave the Alzarians in the dark about a terrible secret. Because of that decision, the Alzarians face genocide.
Sun+Mon 11:30AM CET State of Decay ep 1 of 4
Still stuck in E-Space, the TARDIS lands on a planet that appears to be stuck in an evil parody of the worst pockets of the Middle Ages.
UKTV Australia
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST The Mind Robber all 5 eps
The shortest episodes of Doctor Who all wrapped up in one neat and tidy bundle. Here, the Doctor and his companions attempt to escape the Land of Fiction before they get crushed by print.
Mon-Wed 11:30PM AEST The Seeds of Death eps 4 - 6 of 6
Can the Doctor stop the fungus in time before it spreads out of control and will Jamie and Zoe be able to escape from the clutches of the Ice Warriors?
Thu-Fri 11:30PM AEST The War Games eps 1 - 2 of 10
The TARDIS lands in the middle of a WW I warzone, but all is not what it appears to be.
Prime TV New Zealand
Mon 6:25PM The Dead Planet - The Rescue ep 7 of 7
The Thal offensive against the Daleks has begun. But the Daleks have a final solution. Last seen on New Zealand television in 1964/1965.
Tue-Wed 6:25PM The Edge of Destruction eps 1 - 2 of 2 (The Edge Of Destruction, The Brink Of Disaster)
An explosion in the TARDIS leaves the 1st Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Susan with partial amnesia and total paranoia. Last seen on New Zealand television in 1964/1965.
Thu-Fri 6:25PM The Keys of Marinus eps 1 - 2 of 6 (The Sea Of Death, The Velvet Web)
The Doctor and company are recruited to recover The Keys Of Marinus, which Arbitan needs to (spoiler). Never before seen on New Zealand TV! There was a video release, but never before on TV.
USA/some coverage of Canada:
BBC America
The Deadly Assassin eps 3+4 of 4
Sat 6AM, Sun 8AM+5PM EDT Eastern Feed (PDT Pacific Feed)

See the episode that caused Mary to become an irate Mrs. Whitehouse. Can the Doctor escape the APC Net in time?
NHPTV 11, 49, 52 New Hampshire
Sun 3PM EDT Planet of Evil eps 1+2 of 4
New FOX sepcial: When anti-matter collides with matter! Watch as the Doctor and Sarah try to rescue the Morestran expedition from Zeta Major.
WQED/WQEX 13, 16 Pittsburgh, PA
Sat 11:30PM EDT Horror of Fang Rock ep 4 of 4
Next episode (Talons Of Weng-Chiang 1) airs June 17.
The alien that has been plaguing the lighthouse is a [spoiler-protected]. Can the Doctor thwart it before he too is dead?
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 11PM EDT The Creature from the Pit eps 3+4 of 4
When is a green blobby man-eating monster not a green blobby man-eating monster? The answer to this question and much more as Lady Adrastra becomes even more menacing.
MPT 22, 28, 31, 36, 62, 67 Maryland
Late Sat Mid EDT The Keeper of Traken all 4 eps
The Doctor finds trouble is afoot when he lands on the peace-loving planet of Traken. What is the mystery behind the elusive Melkur?
WUSF 16 Tampa, FL
Late Sat Mid EDT The Two Doctors 6 pt version, ep 5
(Special time - returns to 11:30 next week.)
Plots thicken as the double-corssings begin. Meanwhile, the Doctor has a slight eating disorder.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11:30PM EDT Revenge of the Cybermen eps 2+3 of 4
The inhabitants of Voga fight amongst each other while the Doctor finds some unnexpected guests on Nerva.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 10PM CDT The Robots of Death ep 4 of 4
The robots are out of control and it's every man for himself. Can the Doctor and Leela make it off the Sandminer alive?
TPT 2 St. Paul, MN
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT The Face of Evil ep 1 of 4
The Doctor lands on a planet when he realizes he's forgotten to do something important. Meanwhile, a young savage girl is banished from her tribe and this is just the beginning of more things to come.
IPTV 11, 12, 21, 24, 27, 32, 32, 36 Iowa
Fri 11:35PM CDT The Seeds of Doom eps 4 - 6 of 6
Talk about your crazy predicaments. The plants rebel as the Doctor is about to made into compost. Where's Sarah Jane while all this is going on?
PPTV 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 13, 19 North Dakota
Fri 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) The Invisible Enemy ep 1 of 4
See below.
KBDI/K32EO 12, 32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT The Invisible Enemy all 4 eps
Sat 10PM MDT The Invisible Enemy eps 3+4 of 4

A microscopic infection take over the Doctor and is taken into the care of Professor Marius. Can the Doctor's mind be able to take the strain of the virus?
KNME 5 Albuquerque, NM
Sat 10:30PM MDT The Invasion of Time movie
Delusions of grandeur promote the Doctor to claim his Presidency. What are the motives behind his actions and who is brave enough to stop him?
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT Terror of the Zygons ep 1 of 4
The Doctor is recalled by the Brigadier to present-day Scotland to investigate a series of attacks on North Sea oil rigs. What is the connection to a certain legend about the Loch Ness.
KBTC/KCKA 28, 15 Tacoma/Centralia, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT Robot eps 3+4 of 4
Professor Kettiwell learns too late that his creation is being used for evil purposes while the Doctor infiltrates the Think Tank. Can the Doctor stop them destroying the Earth in time before he has an even bigger problem in his hands?
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sun 11PM PDT The King's Demons both eps
Small-time villainy attracts an old enemy of the Doctor's to England during the reign of King John. Can the Doctor maintain the course of history before it unravels?

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.