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Friday 4th May 2001

This Week In Doctor Who - May 4, 2001
(posted 4th May 2001, 10:55am - TWIDW post #0006)
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 4, No 18
Friday evening May 4 through Friday morning May 11
(Australia & New Zealand Saturday morning 5 May through Friday evening 11
Philadelphia, PA, USA - WYBE 35 has decided to have a Doctor Who marathon on May 12 as part of a Spring pledge drive. The marathon will run from 7:45PM to Midnight. It will include Making Of A Scene (a documentary about the making of Silver Nemesis), all 3 episodes of Silver Nemesis, and episodes 3+4 of Mawdryn Undead. The 5:30PM rerun on that day will be pre-empted to allow for other pledge specials. Doctor Who will be pre- empted on May 19 for a Lenny Henry marathon, and on May 26 for a Ballykissangel marathon.

Also, WYBE quietly moved its Monday 4AM rerun of Doctor Who to Saturdays at 4AM within the last few weeks. Their website does not yet reflect this change.
San Jose, CA, USA - KTEH 54 will have a Doctor Who Night on Sunday June 10. The marathon will run from 7PM to 1AM. KTEH's press release:

Doctor Who - A Celebration: 20 Years of Time Travel on KTEH

Be part of broadcasting history, as KTEH celebrates its 20th consecutive year of broadcasting Doctor Who with a viewer's choice marathon on Sunday, June 10, 2001 at 7 pm.

You and other Doctor Who fans will have an opportunity to choose one half-hour episode from each of the seven Doctors, the result of which will be announced as part of our June 10 marathon on KTEH.

Select one individual episode from each of the following seven Doctor Who's, or - if you can't pick an individual episode - pick a story and votes tallied in favor of the story will lead to the selection of the most favored episode of that story.

E-mail your selections to DoctorWho@... , or mail them to:

KTEH Doctor Who Anniversary Celebration
1585 Schallenberger Road
San Jose, CA 95131-2434

Ballots must be received by Wednesday, June 1st, 2001. Episodes must be from stories currently in distribution in the United States.
New Zealand - Prime TV pre-empted Doctor Who on Sunday 29 April to make room for a soccer game, shifting the episodes back one day from what was listed in last week's edition.
Canada - As noted last week, SPACE: The Imagination Station will air the second Peter Cushing movie (Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.) on Sunday May 6 at 2PM Eastern Time (11AM Pacific). Canadians who have lacked any Doctor Who on your TV screens, mark your calendars.
Radio/Internet - BCB Radio once again did not air The Who Review in the timeslot it has enjoyed for the past year. Presumably it has moved or been canceled. If anyone in the reading audience listens to BCB and knows where the show has moved to, please let me know.
Additions and corrections are welcome at bfelliott@... , bfelliott@... , or bfelliott3 on AOL IM . And now, the listings:


WPBR 1340 AM West Palm Beach, FL
MP3 Archive
Sun 11:05PM EDT Interstellar Transmissions sci-fi news/chat show


UK Gold
Sun 8:05-10AM BST The Deadly Assassin movie
An emergency recall message tricks the Doctor to return to Gallifrey to try to stop an Assassination. Soon the Doctor is accused of the murder he tried to avert.
BBC Prime
Late Fri 1AM*, Sat 3:30PM, Sun 11:30AM CET Mawdryn Undead ep 3 of 4
Late Thu 12:30AM CET Mawdryn Undead ep 4 of 4
*Not seen in all regions. The Black Guardian and the 5th Doctor have the same fear. By a disturbing twist, 2 versions of the Brigadier wind up on Mawdryn's spaceship at the same time. If they meet - zap.
UKTV Australia
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST The Invisible Enemy all 4 eps
When savage met robot. After the Doctor's mind is taken over by an intergalactic virus, Leela teams up with K9, a sentient robot, to keep an invasion force busy while the Doctor attempts to defeat the virus.
Mon-Tue 11:30PM AEST The Ribos Operation eps 3 - 4 of 4
The Graff Vynda-K takes being lied to badly, and tries to kill Garron and Unstoffe. He wants to kill the Doctor as well. He wants to kill everyone, come to think of it. He wants to rule the living, but all he does is kill.
Wed-Fri 11:30PM AEST The Pirate Planet eps 1 - 3 of 4
The Doctor and Romana have a problem. The 2nd segment of the Key To Time is on the planet Calufrax. They have gone to the location of Calufrax. But Calufrax is missing, replaced by another planet. And the tracer for the Key claims the segment is everywhere. Either the tracer needs new batteries, so something very nasty has happened. This is the first Doctor Who story that a then-unknown named Douglas Adams worked on.
Prime TV New Zealand
Sun-Tue 6PM The Power of Kroll eps 2 - 4 of 4
Last rerun in 1988. Betrayed by Rohm-Dutt, the Swampies get angry. Betrayed by his mustache cream, Thawn gets angry. His sleep interrupted by angry swampies and an angry refinery operator, Kroll gets angry. Death and wackiness to ensue.
Wed-Fri 6PM The Armageddon Factor eps 1 - 3 of 6
Last rerun in 1988. In search of the final segment of the Key To Time, the Doctor and Romana travel to Atrios, a world in the middle of a devastating war. But the war seems mechanical, staged. Is finding the final segment really a good idea?
SPACE: The Imagination Station
Sun 2PM EDT (3:30PM Newfoundland, 11AM PDT) Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. 1966 theatrical movie

Peter Cushing stars as Dr. Who in this remake of The Dalek Invasion of Earth. The Doctor, Susan, and Louise rescue a cop named Tom from a gang of robbers who jumped him. They find themselves in the year 2150, where mankind no longer rules the Earth. Now they are the last hope to save humanity from the Daleks. This was the second of two movie remakes of Dalek stories, and better than the first movie.
BBC America
Mon-Thu 8AM EDT (5AM PDT)/Tue-Fri 5AM EDT (2AM PDT) - 2 episodes in movie format daily
Mon-Tue/Tue-Wed The Face of Evil movie, pts 1 - 2 of 2

The 4th Doctor comes across a planet that reveres him as a god and hates him as a demon at the same time. Evidently he made quite an impression on his last visit.
Wed-Thu/Thu-Fri The Ark In Space movie, pts 1 - 2 of 2
The Doctor, Sarah, and Harry awaken the survivors of humanity on Space Station Nerva. Alas, some things on the Ark had already woken up.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Late Sat 1AM EDT The Androids of Tara eps 1+2 of 4
The 4th Doctor's decides to go fishing while Romana finds the 4th segment of
the Key To Time. Warning - fishing can be harmful to the health of your
No Late Thursday airings this week.
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
Remember - no episodes May 19.
Sat 11:30PM EDT City of Death eps 1+2 of 4
From Scaroth, With Love. France is - so clean.
From Scaroth, With Love. Time cracks look super keen.
It's a plot to alter all of Earth's history.
And it's brought to you from Scaroth, With Love.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Remember - Doctor Who marathon on May 12. No episodes May 19 or 26.
Sat 4AM + 5:30PM EDT The Awakening both eps
The one time the TARDIS finally gets to its desired destination - the English village where Tegan's grandfather lives - and he's missing. Figures.
Sat 11PM EDT Frontios eps 1+2 of 4
A meteorite storm forces the Doctor to land the TARDIS beyond the outer limits of where it's allowed to travel. A period of the future where they cannot interfere. A period where humanity is being wiped out.
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
Late Sat Mid EDT The Edge of Destruction 50 minute movie (The Edge Of Destruction, The Brink Of Disaster)
Could start as early as 11:45PM, or sometime in between. MPT's start times have been fluid. An explosion leaves the 1st Doctor and company with partial amnesia and heightened paranoia. As they come to fear and distrust each other, they are oblivious to warnings from the ship.
WUSF 16 Tampa, FL
Sat 11:30PM EDT Silver Nemesis ep 3 of 3
To outwit the Cybermen, the neo-Nazis, and Lady Peinforte, the 7th Doctor takes control of the Nemesis statue. But Lady Peinforte has a trick up her sleeve. She knows the Doctor's real identity.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Returns May 12.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Reminder - 2 episodes a week beginning May 19.
Sat 10PM CDT Destiny of the Daleks ep 1 of 4
A newly regenerated Romana and the Doctor explore a radiation-riddled planet. The Doctor has a suspicious feeling he has been there before.
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Reminder - Terror of the Zygons begins May 12, even though it occurs before Planet of Evil.
Sat 11:35PM CDT Planet of Evil ep 4 of 4
The Doctor kidnaps Professor Sorenson, who is now riddled with anti-matter. Is there a way to save the Morestran crew without sacrificing Sorenson to the anti-matter universe?
ยป this is more likely to be Terror of the Zygons: Part One
TPT St. Paul, MN
analog KTCA 2, digital KTCI-DT 17 (2.5)
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT The Stones of Blood ep 1 of 4
Macaroons are killing people. Or is that the Scones of Blood? The Doctor introduces Romana to Earth, and she isn't impressed. The tracer hasn't found the 3rd Segment of the Key To Time yet, but the Doctor and Romana do find an unusual stone circle.
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36
Fri 11:05PM CDT Warriors' Gate eps 1+2 of 4
The 4th Doctor, Romana, and Adric find a gateway that could bring them back to the main universe. But first they have to find out the story behind the Tharills, time-sensitive slaves of group of humans.
PPTV North Dakota 2,3,4,6,9,13,19
Fri 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) The Armageddon Factor ep 2 of 6
See Prime TV New Zealand for details.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT Full Circle eps 1+2 of 4
Late Fri 1:30AM, Sat 11PM MDT Full Circle eps 3+4 of 4
Alzarius. A planet where the life cycle seems to be accelerated. This is the story of Adric.
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT The Robots of Death ep 4 of 4
Dask is exposed as Taran Capel, and the robots decide to kill all the remaining humans.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT The Pirate Planet eps 1+2 of 4
See UKTV Australia for details.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sun 11PM PDT The Tomb of the Cybermen movie
The famous "lost" story, where the 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria try to keep a gang of archaeologists from inadvertently reawakening the Cybermen. This is only the 3rd time the story has aired on KTEH.

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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