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Friday 8th September 2000

THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - September 8, 2000
USA - The countdown to the Doctor Who Nights in America continues. KTEH 54 in San Jose, CA is doing their local special live on Wednesday, October 18th from 8 to 11:15PM Pacific Time, while the National Night will be recorded on Saturday, October 21st for broadcast. KTEH has sent This Week a press release about the latest details of their night, and here it is:

Join KTEH (PBS, Silicon Valley, CA) in a journey to The Ends of Time: An Evening of Doctor Who with Sylvester McCoy and Carole Ann Ford. A celebration of the long history of Doctor Who, with a look at the series from the perspective of the stars who were there at the beginning and at the end (?) of this classic BBC science-fiction series.

The evening will consist of 5 episodes from the Doctor's 26-year run, starting at the beginning with An Unearthly Child, followed by a return journey to 1963 in the second episode of Remembrance of the Daleks. Then, it's a trip to the latter part of the 21st Century with the human race putting an end to the Daleks invasion of Earth in Flashpoint, and then on to the end of the regular series, and a visit from the Master, in the concluding episode of Survival.

The fifth installment will be selected from Sylvester McCoy's tenure, determined by a vote of the viewer's favorite episode with a pledge of support to help keep the Doctor's travels going into it's 20th consecutive year on KTEH. Fans will also be presented with the opportunity to phone in questions of both Sylvester McCoy and Carole Ann Ford regarding their work before, during and since Doctor Who. The Ends of Time: An Evening of Doctor Who airs Wednesday, October 18th from 8:00 to 11:15pm.

More details on both specials will be appearing here and in other places as the weeks count down. Stay tuned.
UK - Meanwhile, BCB's monthly radio/real audio program The Who Review changed its day and time of airing back in April. The show now airs at about 7:10PM British Time on the first Thursday of the month, and runs 40-some minutes, instead of its former 30 minutes. The most recent broadcast aired yesterday (September 7), and the next one will air on October 5. There are currently no rerun times scheduled or web archives, so you either have to listen live or get a friend to tape it. The Who Review covers the latest audio/video/book releases and discusses the current Doctor Who events in the UK. The website is . BCB is an independent station originating from Bradford in the UK, and is available in much of the surrounding area via Cable Radio, and to the rest of the world via their real audio stream on the internet.

Yesterday's Who Review broadcast discussed the audio releases of The Highlanders & The Macra Terror, the Panoptican convention (Invasion of the Dinosaurs apparently coming out on BBC Video in 2002 with episode 1 in color), and the DVD release of The Robots of Death.
USA - KTEH San Jose, CA, in addition to preparing a Doctor Who night, is also putting together two Doctor Who music videos to air as filler material around their science fiction programming. If you live in their viewing area, keep an eye out for it.
USA - Finally, a few of the PBS stations have been less than reliable lately in airing the advertised episodes. However, until I get better information, I will revert to listing the episodes they claim to be showing. If there's an error, let me know, I will note it here the following week, and maybe progress on accuracy can be made.
Additions and corrections are welcome at , , or bfelliott3 on AOL IM.

UK Gold
Sun 7:35-11AM BST Inferno movie
Waves of fire, dead men biting, deception, computer programming, and the eyepatch of desperation. Two universes, one destiny. Jon Pertwee in "Inferno".

UK Gold 2
No replay this week. Again.
Sat-Sun 5:05PM BST The Mutants eps 3 - 4 of 6
An idealistic leader, a cowardly corrupt leader, make that two, possibly three, a forgotten scientist, mutations, a cave of light, and a frantic search to finish this sentence. The Mutants are in town, and unless the Doctor intervenes, they will die.
BBC Prime
Late Fri 1AM*, Sat 5PM CET Logopolis ep 3 of 4
Sun+Mon 11:30AM CET Logopolis ep 4 of 4
* Not seen in all regions. The final two episodes of Tom Baker's era, as the weight of eternity finally proves too much to bear for our scarf-wearing hero. Meanwhile, the Master finds himself in the unusual position of having to jerry-rig a way to save the universe when one of his schemes gets far out of hand.
UKTV Australia
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEDT The Curse of Peladon all 4 eps
‘Greetings, citizens of the galaxy! I am Alpha-Centauri, and this is my talk show that I still can't decide on a name for. On today's programme - should Peladon join the Galactic Federation? We will be speaking to an Ice Warrior, the delegate from Arcturus, the Peladonian monarchy, some Pel rebels, and a shady alien impersonating the Earth delegate. But first, a word from our sponsor - Indecision Anonymous.'
Mon-Tue 11:30PM AEDT The Sea Devils eps 5 - 6 of 6
Can the Doctor make peace with the Sea Devils, or will the Master inspire them to practice the art of war once again? Underwater sequences aplenty in a story aided by the British Navy.
Wed-Fri 11:30PM AEDT The Mutants eps 1 - 3 of 6
The 3rd Doctor, Jo, and a puzzle box arrive on a space station above Solos, in search for the reasons why the Time Lords would send them there. Something shady's going on, and for once, it's not the Master's scam. Probably.
Prime TV New Zealand
Sun 6:30PM The Seeds of Death ep 6 of 6
Last rerun in New Zealand in 1991. The 2nd Doctor has one last plan to stop the Ice Warrior invasion - beep beep beep.
Mon-Fri 6:30PM The War Games eps 1 - 5 of 10
Never before televised in New Zealand. The 2nd Doctor's last story. World War I is underway, but something just isn't quite right. More twists and turns than a twisty turny thing, and I better not say what they are, because most of you probably haven't seen this one yet.
BBC America
Weekdays 5AM EDT (2AM PDT) - 2 episodes edited together daily
Mon The Seeds of Doom eps 5+6 of 6

The Krynoid intends to kill all animal life. So does Harrison Chase - he's gone mad. Almost a Captain Nemo, in a sense.
Tue-Wed The Masque of Mandragora eps 1 - 4 of 4
A ball of hate invades the TARDIS, using the ship as a tool to invade Earth and subjugate humanity in the 15th Century. Lots of swordplay, though the ball of hate doesn't get to take part. A shame, really. It would be fascinating to watch pure energy attempt to fight with a sword.
Thu-Fri The Hand Of Fear eps 1 - 4 of 4
The Doctor and Sarah land in a rock quarry that looks suspiciously like an alien planet. After an explosion, Sarah discovers a fossilized hand. When the hand comes to life, Sarah apparently goes insane ...
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Sun 3PM EDT The Hand Of Fear eps 1+2 of 4
See BBC America's listing for details.
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
Sat 11PM EDT Image of the Fendahl eps 2+3 of 4
The scientists refuse to listen to the Doctor's warnings of danger if they continue using the Time Scanner and playing with a dangerous skull. For Thea Ransome, the consequences will be tragic indeed.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 11PM EDT The Keeper of Traken eps 1+2 of 4 (confirmed as actually Warriors' Gate 3+4)
The TARDIS has escaped E-Space. Now, the 4th Doctor and Adric are called upon to investigate an evil Melkur statue that endangers the future of Traken.
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
Late Sat Mid EDT The Five Doctors 90 minute episode (actually the Special Edition)
The Doctors and their companions are taken out of time and sent to the Death Zone, a forgotten relic of the Time Lords' past. The 20th Anniversary story.
WUSF 16 Tampa, FL
Sat 11:40PM EDT The Trial Of A Time Lord ep 6 of 14 (Mindwarp ep 2 of 4)
The Matrix shows evidence that the Doctor cannot remember. Is the evidence faulty, or his own memory? Regardless, the evidence puts a big smile on the Valeyard's face.
{c{143=WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH}}
Sat 11:30PM EDT The Seeds of Doom ep 6 of 6
See BBC America for description. Apart from the edited part, of course.
Sat 11:55PM EDT The Masque of Mandragora ep 1 of 4
See BBC America for description.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 10PM CDT The Invisible Enemy? ep 4 of 4 (it was episode 3)
The virus escapes into the Macro world, and takes personal control of the invasion force. K9 faces an ethical dilemma, as his creator has been taken over by the virus.
TPT 2 St. Paul, MN
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT Horror of Fang Rock ep 2 of 4
A wealthy financial gambler and his entourage find themselves trapped at the lighthouse as well, just in time for people to begin to die.
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36
Fri 11:30PM CDT The Ribos Operation eps 1+2 of 4
Battle of the egos. In this corner - the Doctor, 759 (756?) years old, 4th incarnation, experienced time traveler, and never follows the rules. In the other corner - Romanadvoratrelundar, 150 (140?) years old, 1st incarnation, no travel experience at all, and loves the rules. The battle begins.
PPTV North Dakota 2,3,4,6,9,13,19
Fri 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) Underworld? ep 3 of 4
The quest for the P7E continues.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT The Ribos Operation eps 3+4 of 4
The Graff Vynda-K will destroy everything to get ahold of that wretched piece of Jethryk. Meanwhile, Unstoffe discovers a funny little man in the catacombs.
Sat 10PM MDT The Pirate Planet eps 3+4 of 4
The dark secret of Zanak's power is revealed, ending the revelries for the Doctor. Time for a revolution. Throw a real spanner in the works.
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT The Android Invasion ep 4? of 4
See KBTC for description.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT The Android Invasion eps 3+4 of 4
The Kraal invasion force prepares to head for Earth. The Doctor and Sarah must find a way to get there as well, but the TARDIS is not available to help out.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sun 11PM PDT Revelation of the Daleks both 45 minute episodes
Final story to use 45 minute episodes. Last story before the 1985 hiatus. Eric Saward's wit and violence go to new heights in this story, where a mortuary is used as cover for Davros' efforts to build a new race of Daleks loyal to him. But power is fleeting, as no fewer than three separate schemes to destroy Davros' work is underway, and even the Doctor is stopping by. Some days it doesn't pay to be a megalomaniac.

(Keep an eye out for the KTEH Doctor Who music videos. Coming soon.)

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
Benjamin F. Elliott