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Friday 17th August 2001

This Week In Doctor Who - August 17, 2001
(posted 17th Aug 2001, 11:45am - TWIDW post #0033)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - August 17, 2001
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 4, No 33
It's been a rather quiet week for Doctor Who in the broadcast mediums. We still don't know which format Death Comes To Time will be released in when they make a few scenes to make episode 1 make sense and record the rest of the episodes. No new stations are airing Doctor Who. No stations are dumping Doctor Who. Status quo seems to be the name of the game.
Well, there is one potential thing to note. Outpost Gallifrey has a report on their news page that the BBC may once again be looking at a proposal for a new Doctor Who TV series, this time a proposal by Dan Freeman (producer of Death Comes To Time). It will be interesting to see if he can get his all the way through to a series, where many other proposals have so far failed to go.
I do wonder what KERA 13 in Dallas, TX is doing this week. Doctor Who is returning from a 2 week break with Inferno episodes 3+4. But they never scheduled episodes 1+2. Is it a typo (which means their info for the next few weeks is also wrong), or did they air 2 episodes without putting them on the schedule?
There's no chat on the TWIDW group this week. I'm trying to decide what would be a good day & time for a regular chat. The chat room, of course, is open 24/7 for any subscribers who have yahoo ids. And if you want to host your own Doctor Who chat there (preferably with some topic related to Doctor Who on TV/radio/webcast), give me some notice so I can post a notice on the site so people might know to come.
Additions and corrections are welcome at bfelliott@... , bfelliott@... , bfelliott3 on AOL IM , or thebfe on Yahoo! Messenger. And now, the listings:


BBC Online's Doctor Who Site
Death Comes To Time ep 1 of 6 (in real audio)
The episode that started the hub-bub. Starring Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred, with special guest Stephen Fry (Jeeves & Wooster).
The Abominable Snowmen ep 5 of 6 (photonovel reconstruction)


UK Gold
Sat 9:05?-11AM BST The Leisure Hive movie
John Nathan-Turner launches his era of producing Doctor Who by revamping the theme tune, blasting K-9's head (by the way, welcome back John Leeson), and giving the Randomiser a tragic ending. Meanwhile, a secretive force is causing the technology of the famed Leisure Hive to go tragically wrong. And the Doctor must unravel who is responsible, before his scarf takes the blame.
Sun 9:05?-11AM BST Meglos movie
The 4th Doctor and Romana are trapped in a Chronic Hysteresis by a being named Meglos, who plans to impersonate the Doctor for his own evil schemes. Now, unless the Doctor can escape, he will be trapped in the same portion of ti -- The 4th Doctor and Romana are trapped in a Chronic Hysteresis by a being named Meglos, ...
BBC Prime
Late Fri 1AM*, Sat 3:30PM, Sun 11:30AM CET Warriors From The Deep ep 4 of 4
*Not seen in all regions. The 5th Doctor may have no choice but to wipe out the Silurians and the Sea Devils - again. Is there another way?
Late Thu 12:30AM CET The Awakening ep 1 of 2
The Doctor brings the TARDIS to the village of Little Hobcombe so that Tegan can visit her Grand-father. But he's missing, and the village has an air of doom about it.
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST Nightmare of Eden all 4 eps
The Doctor and Romana are enlisted to help separate two space ships which managed to materialize into each other in a most unusual manner. As they try to help the crews, evidence of a dangerous drug on the larger ship leads to suspicions and recriminations.
Mon-Tue 11:30PM AEST Castrovalva eps 3 - 4 of 4
The 5th Doctor's memory slowly returns in Castrovalva. But Nyssa and Tegan think there is something suspicious about this remote paradise. And where is Adric?
Wed-Fri 11:30PM AEST Four To Doomsday eps 1 - 3 of 4
The Doctor and company visit a spaceship piloted by the Urbankans, a race of intelligent frogs who are preparing to visit Earth, hoping to set up residence there. Also on board are androids, and mounting tension over the future of the inhabitants of Earth.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Saturday episodes pre-empted by pledge special.
Late Thu Mid EDT Nightmare of Eden eps 3+4 of 4
See UKTV Australia for details.
WQED 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
Pre-empted by pledge drives. Returns August 25.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 4AM EDT Paradise Towers eps 3+4 of 4
The 7th Doctor and Mel try to organize the feuding factions in the towers to battle the real threat - the Great Architect. It may be too late to save the Chief Caretaker, though.
Sat 5:30PM EDT Vengeance on Varos 4 ep version, pts 3+4 (or Paradise Towers 3+4)
Assuming WYBE continues its "accidental" Colin Baker airings in this time slot, Peri reacts badly to the 6th Doctor's apparent "death". The Governor begins to wonder if the nature of his society needs reforming. Sil wants to have Peri put in the Transmogrifier.
Sat 11PM EDT Delta and the Bannermen eps 1+2 of 3
The last survivor of the Chimeron race flees with her unborn baby from the onslaught of the Bannermen. Seeking refuge on board a ship planning a pleasure trip to Disneyland in 1959, she comes across a stranger who insists on meddling in her business - Mel.
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
Late Sat Mid EDT The Tomb of the Cybermen movie
The 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria interfere with an archaeological group who want to unearth the last remains of the Cybermen. Unfortunately, their interference may not be enough. Because the archaeologists are very determined, and the Cybermen are not as dead as people believe.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11PM EDT The Power of Kroll ep 4 of 4
Kroll gets annoyed and decides to eat everyone. But Thawn's means of destroying Kroll could kill everyone anyway. Watch for imploding squid.
Sat 11:25PM EDT The Armageddon Factor ep 1 of 6
A long, bitter war between Atrios and Zeos continues on, with no signs of ending. In the midst of death and destruction, the 4th Doctor and Romana arrive in search of the 6th segment of the Key To Time.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 10PM CDT The Leisure Hive eps 1+2 of 4
See UK Gold for details.
ยป it was reported in October that one week was pre-empted, so these episodes might be next week instead.
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Sat 11:35PM CDT The Brain of Morbius ep 4 of 4
Morbius is alive in his new body - as a monster!
TPT St. Paul, MN
analog KTCA 2, digital KTCI-DT 16-5 (2-5)
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT The Armageddon Factor ep 2 of 6
The Doctor reacts badly to the news that K-9 has been marked for destruction as scrap metal.
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36
Pre-empted by State Fair coverage. Returns August 24.
PPTV North Dakota 2,3,4,6,9,13,19
Fri 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) The Creature from the Pit ep 1 of 4
A distress call lures the Doctor and Romana to a world ruled by the evil Lady Adrasta. David Brierly takes over the voice duties for K-9 in this story.
KERA 13 Dallas, TX
Late Fri Mid CDT Inferno eps 3+4 of 7
(What happened to episodes 1+2? They were never in the TV listings!) Two dimensions, two Earths, same project, same deadly consequences, one Doctor to uncover the truth and warn both sides before it's too late.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Pre-empted by pledge drives. Returns August 25.
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT Horror of Fang Rock ep 4 of 4
The Rutan prepares to contact its battle fleet. The Doctor practices his "laser surgery" to try to stop the alien invasion from beginning.

(KUED 7 might be airing The Sun Makers episode 1 in the 12:30AM slot. Hopefully someone with KUED can see what they do.)
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT The Creature from the Pit eps 1+2 of 4
See PPTV North Dakota for details.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sun 11PM PDT The Ambassadors of Death eps 2+3 of 7
Black & White. The 3rd Doctors comes to believe that a conspiracy is at work to keep the Space Centre from communicating with the astronauts. Someone high up doesn't want the truth to come out.

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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