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Friday 11th August 2000

THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - August 11, 2000
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Nothing officially happened anywhere regarding Doctor Who on TV this week (as of this writing, anyway). Well, apart from one of the Dalek BBC2 logos appearing on BBC2 just before Star Trek: Deep Space Nine on Thursday. A bit curious, that.
Additions and corrections are welcome at or , or bfelliott3 on AOL IM. And now, the listings:

UK Gold
Sun 9:35-11:10AM BST Survival movie
The Summer of Syl ends with the last story from the show's original run. Ace returns home to Perivale, only to find that her old friends are disappearing one by one. The link - cats. The animatronic cat from Sabrina: The Teenage Witch gets an early appearance in this story. Next week, UK Gold goes back to the 3rd Doctor's era.

UK Gold 2
Sun 6-7:35PM BST Survival movie
Time-shifted from UK Gold.
Sat-Sun 5:05PM BST The Sea Devils eps 1 - 2 of 6
The 3rd Doctor and Jo visit the Master in prison. While there, they learn about a rash of sinking oil rigs in the area. Coincidence?
BBC Prime
Late Fri 1AM*, Sat 5PM CET The Keeper of Traken ep 3 of 4
Sun+Mon 11:30AM CET The Keeper of Traken ep 4 of 4

*Not seen in all regions. The Doctor learns Melkur's dark secret.
Adric and Nyssa play with computers. And Tremas must stop his wife from becoming the Keeper, or lose her forever. Shocking twist at the end of episode 4, so if you haven't seen this story before, brace yourself.
UKTV Australia
Sun 7AM AEST The Claws of Axos all 4 eps
Modern-day version of the Trojan Horse story, with the Axons as the Greeks, Axonite as the Horse, Humanity as the Trojans, and the 3rd Doctor as Cassandra. Look for the use of the vidcophone around episode 2 or so, as technology everyone probably thought would be standard by the end of the 1970s.
Mon-Wed 11:30PM AEST Colony In Space eps 4 - 6 of 6
The Master plays the miners and the colonists against each other to buy time to search for the Doomsday Weapon. Jo offends the natives. The Master loses an old friend.
Thu-Fri 11:30PM AEST The Dæmons eps 1 - 2 of 5
Probably the colour-restored version, as UKTV aired the colour-restored versions of ...Silurians and Terror of the Autons. A White Witch campaigns against the opening of Devil's End hump. The Doctor agrees with her, for different reasons.
Prime TV New Zealand
Sun 6:25PM The War Machines ep 4 of 4
Last televised in New Zealand in 1969. The last William Hartnell episode in Prime TV's package. WOTAN prepares to take over the world at lunchtime. Some machines launch early by mistake, causing fear and panic in London.
Mon-Thu 6:25PM The Tomb of the Cybermen eps 1 - 4 of 4
Last televised in New Zealand in 1970. The last time this story aired here, it hadn't been lost yet. The 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria insert themselves into an archaeological dig looking for the last remains of the Cybermen.
Fri 6:25PM The Dominators ep 1 of 5
Never before televised in New Zealand. The 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe travel to Dulkis in search of a vacation. Instead, they land on an island famous for being radio-active ...
BBC America
Weekdays 5AM EDT - 2 episodes edited together daily
No Monday episode.
Tue-Wed The Ark In Space eps 1 - 4 of 4

The Doctor arrives on a space station in the far future, where humanity dreams oblivion, waiting for the wakeup call that will never come.
Thu-Fri Genesis of the Daleks eps 1 - 4 of 6
Mission: Ludicrous. The Doctor is blackmailed by his own people into investigating the creation of the Daleks. The Doctor must either wipe the Daleks out of history or alter their nature, even though either of these actions would rewrite the history of the entire universe.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Next Who broadcast August 27.
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
Next Who broadcast August 19.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 11PM EDT State of Decay eps 1+2 of 4
K9 discovers a stowaway on the TARDIS. The Doctor and Romana suspect foul play when they find a civilization in decline.
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
Late Sat Mid EDT Mawdryn Undead movie
1983 and 1977 collide when a ship of the undead comes into orbit around Earth. The ripples will affect the 5th Doctor and a boys school in Britain, where Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (retired) now works.
WUSF 16 Tampa, FL
Sat 11:30PM EDT The Trial Of A Time Lord ep 2 of 14 (The Mysterious Planet ep 2 of 4)
The Valeyard wants the Doctor tried for interfering in the affairs of planets. But the evidence from the Ravalox case does not appear to lend credence to the case.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11:40PM EDT The Brain of Morbius ep 4 of 4
Morbius, now up and about, tries to kill the Doctor in a mental battle.
Late Sat 12:15AM EDT The Seeds of Doom ep 1 of 6
Two seed pods are discovered in Antarctica, bringing interest from U.N.I.T.'s scientific advisor - a tall man with a floppy hat and a long scarf. Next Who broadcast August 26.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Next Who broadcast August 19.
TPT 2 St. Paul, MN
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT The Talons of Weng-Chiang ep 4 of 6
Li Hsen Chang faces the loss of favor of Weng-Chiang, leading him to drastic measures.
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36
Fri 11:35PM CDT Image of the Fendahl all 4 eps
A secret scientific project done by humans exposes the secrets of a long-dead civilization and the reasons why the Doctor's people killed them off. It also threatens to destroy Earth, but you can't have everything.
PPTV North Dakota 2,3,4,6,9,13,19
Next Who broadcast August 18.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
No Friday episode - again.
Sat 10PM MDT The Ribos Operation ep 2 of 4
The 1st segment of the Key To Time has gotten itself involved in a trade scam between a crook and a megalomaniac. Also - Romana encounters a Shrievenzale.
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
Next Who broadcast August 19.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT Planet of Evil eps 3+4 of 4
The Morestrans try to leave Zeta Minor, believing that all the anti- matter is off the ship. SURE it is.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sun 11:20PM-1:05AM PDT Vengeance on Varos both 45 min eps
In need of Zyton-7 ore, the 6th Doctor and Peri visit Varos, a prison planet where reality television is the stuff that brings in ratings. The reality television is executions, but whatever works for ratings. Not that such a thing could ever happen on our planet. So, what time is "Survivor" on, again?

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.