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Friday 13th July 2001

This Week In Doctor Who - July 13, 2001
(posted 13th Jul 2001, 10:09am - TWIDW post #0023)
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 4, No 28
Well, today This Week In Doctor Who turns 3 years old, if anyone can believe it. I had planned a little surprise for this edition, however plans did not quite work out. Hopefully next week. Until then, enjoy this edition.
Additions and corrections are welcome at bfelliott@... , bfelliott@... , bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo! Groups. And now, the listings:

world premiere
Death Comes To Time real audio broadcast - 30 minutes in 6 segments
Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Stephen Fry, and a British all-star cast in the pilot for an abandoned radio series. Supposed to be very good. The BBC is counting the number of listeners, so alert your friends who might want to hear it. Should be online by Noon UK Time on the 13th.
world premiere
Fury From the Deep episode 6 of 6 (photonovel)
The final episode of Fury From The Deep gets a photonovel presentation. The previous 5 episodes are still up and available. The Abominable Snowmen begins next Friday.


UK Gold
Sat 9:05-11AM BST The Pirate Planet movie
The first story written by the late Douglas Adams to be used for Doctor Who. A marauding planet has taken the place of Calufrax, the place where the Doctor and Romana were heading to in order to locate the second segment of the Key To Time.
Sun 9:05-11AM BST The Stones of Blood movie
Romana has trouble seeing the Doctor's attachment towards Earth. Meanwhile, eccentric professor Amelia Rumford helps the Doctor investigate an ancient stone circle, which seems to have an ever-changing number of stones.
BBC Prime
Late Fri 1AM*, Sat 3:30PM, Sun 11:30AM CET The King's Demons ep 1 of 2
Late Thu 12:30AM CET The King's Demons ep 2 of 2
*Not seen in all regions. Proclaimed to be demons by King John, the Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough suspect all is not well in the year 1215. But no one will trust them.
UKTV Australia
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST The Power of Kroll all 4 eps
An enormous octopus worshiped by swamp people threatens a gas refinery that humans run. Is the octopus just being a spoilsport, or is something else going on. Something confusing.
Mon-Wed 11:30PM AEST Meglos eps 2 - 4 of 4
Meglos frames the Doctor for a daring crime. Now the Doctor could pay the ultimate price - 7 pounds and sixpence! Or maybe he'll just be killed instead.
Thu-Fri 11:30PM AEST Full Circle eps 1 - 2 of 4
Trapped in a pocket universe, the Doctor and Romana come across a world on the verge of Mistfall, when the monsters come out to kill. But are they monsters?
SCI-FI Channel
East Feed Sun 9PM EDT (8PM CDT, 7PM MDT, 6PM PDT, 5PM Alaska, 3PM Hawaii)
West Feed Sun 9PM PDT (10PM MDT, 8PM Alaska, 6PM Hawaii)
"DOCTOR WHO" 1996 movie - 2 hours

First USA airing since the FOX premiere in 1996. The Master has been exterminated by the Daleks for his evil deeds. Before he died, he requested that the 7th Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) take his remains back to Gallifrey. But when the mission goes awry, the Doctor is forced to land in San Francisco, where his existence and Earth itself are thrown into peril. With Paul McGann, Daphne Ashbrook, and Eric Roberts. Pilot for a revival of the TV series which fizzled when the US ratings on FOX came in under expectations. Maybe we can get great ratings this time and embarrass FOX.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Late Sat Mid EDT Destiny of the Daleks eps 3+4 of 4
The Daleks have returned to Skaro to unearth their creator, Davros, who they left for dead millennia ago. Why do they suddenly need the help of an *inferior* creature? For that matter, why are the Movellans searching for him too?
Late Thu Mid EDT City of Death eps 1+2 of 4
The Doctor and Romana finally take a vacation. Destination - Paris in 1979. Beautiful city, many nooks and crannies, and a slightly splintered timeline. Perfect place for a holiday. No time-space dimensions were harmed in the production of this story.
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
Sat 11:30PM EDT The Horns of Nimon eps 3+4 of 4
Soldeed learns that the Nimon might not be as benevolent a blood sucker as he had previously claimed. Will he help the Doctor and Romana defeat this horned creature?
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 4AM+5:30PM EDT The Twin Dilemma eps 1+2 of 4
Sat 11PM EDT The Twin Dilemma eps 3+4 of 4
The 6th Doctor, emotionally distressed after a problematic regeneration, battles his most dangerous enemy - his personality - to rescue two missing children and face an old friend who is helping an evil slug conquer the galaxy. A story to watch for the scenes between Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant, as the Doctor hits the lowest point he ever crashes to in the TV
series mentally.
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
Late Sat Mid EDT The Chase movie (The Executioners, The Death Of Time, Flight Through Eternity, Journey Into Terror, The Death Of Doctor Who, The Planet Of Decision)
The 1st Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Vicki wind up on the run, as a Dalek assassination squad decides to eliminate the TARDIS crew once and for all. Somehow, they have built their own equivalent to the TARDIS, and they aren't afraid to use it. Special guest starring William Shakespeare, Abraham Lincoln, the Beatles, the crew of the Marie Celeste, Frankenstein, and Count Dracula. A wild ride through time and space.
WUSF 16 Tampa, FL
Sat 11:30PM EDT The Curse of Fenric all 4 eps
Next week (July 21st) is the end of WUSF's Doctor Who run. This time, Ace and the 7th Doctor visit a secret British naval base in 1943. Someone's unleashed a Viking curse, and everyone in the town, including Ace, seems to be linked to the approaching force of evil. Oh, and a Russian task force shows up as well. An interesting story, which had the misfortune to portray the Soviet Union in a positive light just a few months before the archives were opened and its true dark past came out. Oops! Still, good story.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11PM EDT The Androids of Tara eps 2+3 of 4
The Doctor is recruited against his will to help Prince Reynart be crowned King. Meanwhile, Romana is recruited against her will to help Count Grendel be crowned King. Poor K9 can't get anyone to recruit him, alas.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 10PM CDT Nightmare of Eden eps 3+4 of 4
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Sat 11:35PM CDT The Android Invasion ep 3 of 4
TPT St. Paul, MN
analog KTCA 2, digital 16-5 (2.5)
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT The Power of Kroll ep 2 of 4
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36
Fri 11:05PM CDT Four To Doomsday eps 3+4 of 4
PPTV North Dakota 2,3,4,6,9,13,19
Fri 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) City of Death ep 2 of 4
See 13 Jul 2001 for description.
KERA 13 Dallas, TX
Late Fri Mid CDT The Ambassadors of Death eps 2+3 of 7
Black & White due to the 70s junkings.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Pre-empted this week. Returns July 20.
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT The Invisible Enemy ep 4 of 4
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT The Armageddon Factor eps 5+6 of 6
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sun 11:30PM PDT Doctor Who And The Silurians eps 1+2 of 7
Color-restored version.

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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