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Friday 5th October 2001

This Week In Doctor Who - October 5, 2001
(posted 5th Oct 2001, 10:29am - TWIDW post #0043)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - October 5, 2001
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 4, No 40
It's been a quiet week for TV Doctor Who broadcasting, so straight to the listings ...
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 Arc of Infinity movie
An anti-matter creature uses the Arc Of Infinity to invade our universe and do a bit of damage in Amsterdam.
Sun 9:05-11AM BST Snakedance movie
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of airline stewardesses? The Mara knows!
BBC Prime
Late Fri 12:30AM, Sat 4PM CET Planet of Fire ep 3 of 4
Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET Planet of Fire ep 4 of 4
Turlough, Kamelion, and the Master have appointments with very different destinies. The planet decides to commit suicide.
Wed Noon CET The Caves of Androzani ep 1 of 4
Thu Noon CET The Caves of Androzani ep 2 of 4
The 5th Doctor and Peri land on an explosive planet, where everyone is out to kill them or marry Peri.
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST The Keeper of Traken all 4 eps
The Doctor and Adric are hired to uncover evil before it has a chance to take over the union of Traken.
Mon 11:30PM AEST Mawdryn Undead ep 4 of 4
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (1977) and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (1983) are onboard a spaceship at the same time. If they meet, catastrophe could strike.
Tue-Fri 11:30PM AEST Terminus eps 1 - 4 of 4
At the center of the universe, a spaceship starts to work again. It could be trouble.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Late Sat 12:30AM EDT Meglos eps 3+4 of 4
The Doctor is accused of the crime that Meglos committed. Alas, the price is death.
Late Thu Mid EDT Full Circle eps 1+2 of 4
The TARDIS is yanked into an alternate universe.
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
Sat 11:30PM EDT State of Decay eps 3+4 of 4
A giant vampire, the last survivor of a war with the Time Lords, may be about to wake up. Only the 4th Doctor and Romana can stop this menace. Unfortunately, Adric is trying to help.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 4AM+5:30PM EDT The Happiness Patrol ep 3 of 3
The 7th Doctor, Ace, and a man with a harmonica lead a revolution against the rulers of Terra Alpha. Yes, a harmonica.
Sat 4:30AM+6PM EDT Silver Nemesis ep 1 of 3
Sat 11PM EDT Silver Nemesis eps 2+3 of 3
In the 25th anniversary story, neo-Nazis, Cybermen, an evil 17th Century lady, and a Time Lord from Gallifrey wearing a white suit with an umbrella converge on England on November 22nd, 1988, on what seems suspiciously like a summer day.
ยป the 4:00am broadcast was reported as actually being Timelash part two!
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
Late Sat 12:15AM EDT Spearhead From Space movie
DO NOT believe the TV Guide. This is the very first color Doctor Who story. IT IS NOT BLACK & WHITE! The Washington & Baltimore versions of the TV Guide have gotten this wrong every time MPT has aired this story for more than a decade. It is in color! Not as good color as the recently restored DVD version, but it is still in color.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11PM EDT City of Death ep 4 of 4
The solution of a mystery in 1979 takes place millions of years in the past.
Sat 11:30PM EDT The Creature from the Pit ep 1 of 4
An egg gives the TARDIS a phone call.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 10PM CDT State of Decay eps 1+2 of 4
Hmm. Evidently, there must have been a schedule change last month that no one heard about, and WYIN fell a week behind. (Either that or the online listings are wrong.) So, see how the Doctor and Romana wound up having to deal with a Giant Vampire in the first place.
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Sat 11:35PM CDT The Masque of Mandragora ep 1 of 4
"Hello. This is the red ball of energy that guest-stars in this story as the physical manifestation of Mandragora. And I would like to complain against typecasting. I only ever get to appear as malevolent balls of hate. Does anyone ever give me parts in romantic comedies? Disney movies? I'd settle for war movies if I got to play a good guy occasionally. Typecasting is terrible."
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 3 of 4
Davros is back. And covered in cobwebs.
analog 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36
digital KDIN-DT 50 Des Moines area
Fri 11:05PM CDT Arc of Infinity eps 1+2 of 4
See UK Gold for description.
PPTV North Dakota 2,3,4,6,9,13,19
Fri 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) Nightmare of Eden ep 4 of 4
The Doctor makes a chilling discovery about the Mandrils.
KERA Dallas, TX
analog 13, digital 14
Fri 11:50PM CDT The Mind of Evil ep 6 of 6
The Mind Of Evil decides to go on a world tour and kill everyone in sight, including the Master.
Late Fri 12:15AM CDT The Claws of Axos ep 1 of 4
A space ship makes contact with Earth, claiming to be on a mission of peace.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT Kinda all 4 eps
While Nyssa recuperates in the TARDIS, the 5th Doctor, Adric, and Tegan face peril on a jungle planet.
Sat 11PM MDT The Visitation eps 1+2 of 4
Plague has led to fear and paranoia in Britain in 1664. An alien invasion and a visit from the Doctor do not help.
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 3 of 4
The 4th Doctor tries to warn the scientists about the dangers of the Fendahl skull before it is too late.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT The Leisure Hive eps 3+4 of 4
The Doctor has aged 500 years and stands accused of murder. Things are running dangerously out of control, as usual.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sun 11PM PDT Terror of the Autons eps 2+3 of 4
Color-restored version. As the autons and the Master go around killing each other, the Doctor, Jo, the Brigadier, Sgt. Benton, and Mike Yates try to figure out what is going on before it is too late.

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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