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Friday 28th September 2001

This Week In Doctor Who - September 28, 2001
(posted 28th Sep 2001, 10:41am - TWIDW post #0042)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - September 28, 2001
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 4, No 39
KUED-DT 42 Salt Lake City, UT has gone on the air in the past week. Assuming they will simulcast their analog schedule, Doctor Who should be airing on KUED-DT beginning this weekend. Other than that, it looks like a quiet week. Famous last words ...
Additions and corrections are welcome at bfelliott@... , bfelliott@... , BFElliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo! Messenger. And now, the listings:

UK Gold
Sat 9:05-11AM BST Earthshock movie
'2512 A.D. - 2:25PM.
'We got a call at the station reporting that a military expedition had disappeared inside some caves. A shimmer appears on the scanner, and then the life signs disappear. A few name badges have since been found in goo believed to be the remains of the scientists. 'My name is Friday. Joe Friday. The 13th to hold that name. I'm a cop. And I haven't been assigned to this case. Bummer.'
Sun 9:05-11AM BST Time-Flight movie
'1983 A.D. - 42 minutes past Summer.
'We got a call at the station reporting that Concorde jets had disappeared on the approach to Heathrow Airport which is laughably reported to be a London airport (give or take several dozen miles). Almost as far out of London as Gatwick is. Initial speculation is that the jets have been taken backwards millions of years in time. But I want the facts. Just the facts. 'My name is Friday. Joe Friday, Jr. I'm a cop. Unfortunately, my superiors won't assign me to this case because it's a Tuesday. I hope my descendants don't have this kind of career trouble in the future.'
BBC Prime
Late Fri 12:30AM, Sat 4PM CET Planet of Fire ep 1 of 4
Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET Planet of Fire ep 2 of 4
Wed Noon CET Planet of Fire ep 3 of 4
Thu Noon CET Planet of Fire ep 4 of 4
'Kamelion's Log - date - who darn cares, I certainly don't. I've been under contract since The Kings' Demons and I haven't had a single reappearance. 20th anniversary - nope. Resurrection Of The Daleks - where an android would have an excellent perspective on the situation - nope. I even had an actual scene in The Awakening - so they CUT it, and lost the footage so it can never appear on a DVD! That does it. I'm back, and I'm nasty! Bwa-ha-ha! Now, how can an android grow a beard of evil?'
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST Warriors' Gate all 4 eps
Trapped in E-Space, Romana, K-9, Adric, and the Doctor continue to search for a way back to the real universe. This time, they find a gateway between dimensions, which is under inadvertent attack by a ship designed with Dwarf Star Alloy, perhaps the heaviest weighing alloy in the universe. Can the gateway survive the gravity?
Mon-Tue 11:30PM AEST Snakedance eps 3 - 4 of 4
A mind-controlled Tegan carries out the will of the Mara as it plans to return to conquer its home planet. To find out how to defeat the Mara, the 5th Doctor may have to risk being poisoned by a snake bite.
Wed-Fri 11:30PM AEST Mawdryn Undead eps 1 - 3 of 4
Years ago the 4th Doctor frustrated the efforts of the Black Guardian to control the Key To Time. This is the story of his revenge. An alien trapped at Earth attending a boarding school is offered a ticket off the planet. All he has to do is kill the 5th Doctor. But with Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (retired) hanging around, and an alien spaceship near the planet, there might not be time to focus on the main mission.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Late Sat Mid EDT Meglos eps 1+2 of 4
Late Thu Mid EDT Meglos eps 3+4 of 4

A planet facing catastrophe calls for the Doctor to help fix their power source and save them from destruction. Normally a good plan. Unfortunately, the Doctor has been yanked out of time and trapped in a Chronic Hysteresis (a time loop with a flashier name). The good news - another "Doctor" is on his way to solve the problem. The bad news - this one is an imposter and a thief? It's the old "trap them in a hysteresis, impersonate the Doctor's body, steal the Dodecahedron" trick.
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
Sat 11:30PM EDT State of Decay eps 1+2 of 4
Some people visit the Garden State. Some visit the Peach State. The Doctor and Romana are visiting the State ... of Decay.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 4AM+5:30PM EDT The Happiness Patrol eps 1+2 of 3
Sat 11PM EDT The Happiness Patrol ep 3 of 3
Ace faces her least appealing suitor to date - Fifi.
Sat 11:30PM EDT Silver Nemesis ep 1 of 3
Lady Peinforte and her manservant use a spell to travel from 1638 to 1988 to capture a comet called Nemesis. Slight problem - bumbling Neo-Nazis and a force from outer space want Nemesis as well. Come to think of it, the 7th Doctor and Ace are also fairly interested in the comet, as are the police. Popular comet, for something blamed for causing terror every 25 years when it passes Earth.
» the 4:00am broadcast was reported as actually being Timelash part one!
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
Late Sat 12:15AM EDT The War Games movie, pt 2 of 2 (2 hour broadcast)
The 2nd Doctor (Patrick Troughton) is faced with a terrible dilemma. He cannot outwit the masterminds behind the games of war by himself. But if he calls in the people who can save the day, it could well mean the end of his freedom to travel through time and space. Viewer advisory - if setting the VCR, set it for 2 hours. I know the TV Guide says 1 hour, 45 minutes. TV Guide always says this when MPT airs this particular segment of Doctor Who, and they are always wrong.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11PM EDT City of Death eps 2+3 of 4
The last time the Doctor visited Paris, the Catholic Government decided to wipe out the Huguenot Protestants, and the streets were filled with blood. Now he's only up against one being, but this joker wants to wipe out all of human history for his own convenience. Better not let this one succeed, or there won't be any streets for blood to run in. Or any blood. Or any royalty checks for the writer, Douglas Adams, who was cleverly pretending to be David Agnew.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 10PM CDT State of Decay eps 1+2 of 4
See WQED/WQEX for details.
» it was reported in October that one week was pre-empted, so these episodes might be Full Circle eps 3+4 from last week, or this week pre-empted instead.
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Sat 11:35PM CDT The Seeds of Doom ep 6 of 6
The Krynoid prepares to give birth to its children, who will wipe out humanity, take over the planet, and send out their kids through the galaxy. I wonder if the Krynoid is a relative of the Animus from The Web Planet?
TPT St. Paul, MN
analog KTCA 2, digital KTCI-DT 16-5 (2-5)
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT Destiny of the Daleks ep 2 of 4
Who do the Movellans and the Daleks seek? Who could be valuable enough to return to Skaro for? And how will Romana escape mortal peril with the Daleks - other than dying?
analog 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36
digital KDIN-DT 50 Des Moines area
Fri 11:05PM CDT Time-Flight eps 3+4 of 4
See UK Gold for details.
PPTV North Dakota 2,3,4,6,9,13,19
Fri 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) Nightmare of Eden ep 3 of 4
The 4th Doctor is fingered as the drug dealer, while Romana makes an alarming discovery about the CET machine and its electronic zoo.
KERA Dallas, TX
analog 13, digital 14
Fri 11:50PM CDT The Mind of Evil eps 4+5 of 6
Only survives in Black & White. Jo Grant leads the guards in a prison break. Hmm. Traditionally, one would assume that prison guards would have more experience in planning how such a thing would be done than someone who failed A-level science. But to be fair, if she's the only one who'll come up with a plan ...
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Pre-empted by pledge specials originally intended for 2 weeks ago.
KUED/KUES Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
analog 7,19, digital KUED-DT 42 Salt Lake City area
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT Image of the Fendahl ep 2 of 4
Dr. Fendalman decides to cover up a murder. Thea begins to find the skull attracting her attention.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT The Leisure Hive eps 1+2 of 4
High on K-9's list of reccommended vacation spots is the Leisure Hive, built by the Argolins on the remains of their planet after a devastating war. A new science is being developed there, as are multiple plans for evil.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sun 11:30PM PDT Inferno ep 7 of 7
One Earth has already been destroyed. Is there time to save the other one from the terror of breaking into the core of the world?
Sun 11:55PM PDT Terror of the Autons ep 1 of 4
Color-restored version. A classic moment in television - the Master (Roger Delgado) makes his first appearance. Evil has never been so charming.

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