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Friday 12th October 2001

This Week In Doctor Who - October 12, 2001
(posted 12th Oct 2001, 10:24am - TWIDW post #0044)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - October 12, 2001
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 4, No 41
Another quiet week for Doctor Who. But Canadians can start counting the days - BBC Kids (which will air Doctor Who) launches November 5. And Latin American fans should keep their eyes open - Doctor Who reruns could start airing at any time, probably on the Uniseries channel. Doctor Who scheduling could be rather interesting very soon.
Philadelphia, PA - WYBE 35 has been airing more surprise Colin Baker episodes (by accident). At last word there was still a moritorium on airing those episodes in the USA. But, if you had been up at 4AM the last 2 Saturdays, you could have watched the 4 episode version of Timelash. WYBE has been notified, so they might fix the goof and run the advertised McCoy episodes. Still, you never know.
Additions and corrections are welcome at bfelliott@... , bfelliott@... , bfelliott3 on AOL IM , or thebfe on Yahoo! Messenger. And now, the listings:
With the current war ongoing, pre-emptions and schedule changes have started up again, at least on US stations. Be prepared for confusion, just in case.

UK Gold
Sat 9:05-11AM BST Mawdryn Undead movie
The Black Guardian hatches a plan of revenge against the Doctor, in hopes of destroying the Time Lord. Just his bad luck - he hired someone who didn't want to do the job, an alien is around causing trouble, and 2 versions of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart are running amok.
Sun 9:05-11AM BST Terminus movie
At the center of the known universe, Nyssa is trapped with a ship full of Lazars, dying from an apparently incurable disease.
BBC Prime
Late Fri 12:30AM, Sat 4PM CET The Caves of Androzani ep 1 of 4
Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET The Caves of Androzani ep 2 of 4
Wed Noon CET The Caves of Androzani ep 3 of 4
Thu Noon CET The Caves of Androzani ep 4 of 4
In the 5th Doctor's final story, he and Peri are accidentally poisoned, while evil gun runners working for the evil Sharaz Jek battle evil troops working for the evil President of Androzani Major. The Doctor faces a no-win situation in this critically adored story.
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST Logopolis all 4 eps
The 4th Doctor gets a premonition of his own death as he and Adric try to measure the TARDIS. Forces are conspiring to bring his life to a close. And maybe the universe as well, just for spite. Includes an infamous handshake.
Mon-Thu 11:30PM AEST Enlightenment eps 1 - 4 of 4
Turlough becomes virtually suicidal in his efforts to escape the taunts of the Black Guardian. Meanwhile, a space race goes forth - in space.
Fri 11:45PM AEST The Kings Demons ep 1 of 2
Late start due to special programming. The 5th Doctor and companions arrive in England in 1215, only to find themselves considered honoured guests - and demons.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Late Sat Mid EDT Full Circle eps 1+2 of 4
Late Thu Mid EDT Full Circle eps 3+4 of 4

Trapped in a pocket universe, the TARDIS crew searches for an exit. The 4th Doctor, Romana, and K9 land on a world with the same co-ordinates as Gallifrey, but with ever so slightly smarter people. Seriously - these folks have to average at least 80 on the IQ scale - beats the average Time Lord easily.
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
Sat 11:30PM EDT Warriors' Gate eps 1+2 of 4
Trapped in a pocket universe, the TARDIS crew searches for an exit. They find an exit. Unfortunately, it seems impossible to use, and there are some humans there with a space ship that is contracting everything towards a disastrous incident of destruction.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 4AM+5:30PM EDT Silver Nemesis eps 2+3 of 3
(In the event of another WYBE late night tape mix-up, the first half of Revelation of the Daleks might air at 4AM.) Lady Peinforte seems to have the upper hand in the efforts to retrieve the Nemesis statue. But can even she stop - that lady from Texas!
Sat 11PM EDT The Greatest Show in the Galaxy eps 1+2 of 4
A piece of interactive junk mail tricks the Doctor and Ace to visit an intergalactically reknowned circus where you never have to worry about an old act - the performers are killed at the end of the show.
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
Late Sat Mid EDT Doctor Who And The Silurians movie (either color or black & white)
Hopefully MPT has the color-restored version this time (they have aired both). The 3rd Doctor and Liz are called to an experimental nuclear power station which has been crippled by blackouts. Seems the power is being drained to revive an ancient species that used to rule the planet. If they get the color version, it might be episodic - allow 3 hours on your VCR just in case it is the episodic version.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11PM EDT The Creature from the Pit eps 2+3 of 4
Lady Adrasta believes the Doctor is dead, and plans to use Romana to operate K9. Meanwhile, the Doctor encounters a strange man named Organon, who puts in one of the funniest appearances by a guest star in the series.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 10PM CDT State of Decay eps 3+4 of 4
Trapped in a pocket universe, the TARDIS crew searches for an exit. The Doctor and Romana discover that they are dealing with a Giant vampire, and are required by an ancient Time Lord edict to destroy it by whatever means necessary.
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Sat 11:35PM CDT The Masque of Mandragora ep 2 of 4
Sarah is to be used as a sacrifice to satisfy Mandragora. This might put a crimp in her evening plans.
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 4 of 4
The Movellans turn out to be as dangerous as the Daleks. And somehow - less
analog 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36 digital KDIN-DT 50 Des Moines
Fri 11:05PM CDT Arc of Infinity eps 3+4 of 4
The 5th Doctor is reported dead, allowing the anti-matter creature to prepare his plans to enter the main universe.
PPTV North Dakota 2,3,4,6,9,13,19
Fri 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) The Horns of Nimon ep 1 of 4
A classic episode. A great conversation between the Doctor and Romana about 6 minutes in. And the person who made the "bleepity bleep" edited version which you'll be seeing chopped it out! And then the person in charge of tossing out duplicate tapes threw out the originals, leaving just the movie version (with the scene) and the episode version (without). The episode is still good without it, but ... ugh. Definitely a case where fans will benefit when we can get enough stations to air the show again for the syndicator to have fresh prints struck.
KERA Dallas, TX
analog 13, digital 14
Fri 11:50PM CDT The Claws of Axos eps 2+3 of 4
The 3rd Doctor and U.N.I.T. suspect that Axos has sinister plans for Earth. But the British government won't listen to reason.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT The Visitation eps 1+2 of 4
Sat 10PM MDT The Visitation eps 3+4 of 4
Earth is visited by aliens.
KUED/KUES Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
analog 7/39, digital KUED-DT 42 Salt Lake City
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT Image of the Fendahl ep 4 of 4
The skull prepares to do its dirty work. But the Doctor plans to throw salt in its wound.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT Meglos eps 1+2 of 4
Trapped in a pocket time loop, the TARDIS crew searches for an exit.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sun 11PM PDT Terror of the Autons ep 4 of 4
Color-restored version. The Master prepares for the Auton conquest of Earth, unaware that he looks a bit like a human himself.
Sun 11:25PM PDT The Mind of Evil ep 1 of 6
Black & white - the color version no longer exists. The 3rd Doctor and Jo investigate a new technique to reform prisoners while the Brigadier, Yates, and Benton have to deal with a Peace Conference that is spiraling out of control.

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