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Friday 19th October 2001

This Week In Doctor Who - October 19, 2001
(posted 19th Oct 2001, 10:35am - TWIDW post #0045)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - October 19, 2001
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 4, No 42
Another quiet week. Another week where no new TV news seems to be happening. As we countdown to the launch of BBC Kids in Canada on November 5th. And wait for Uniseries in Latin America to start airing Tom Baker episodes, possibly dubbed into Spanish.
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 Enlightenment movie
'Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! The 5th Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough face peril on an Edwardian yacht sailing through the solar system in the wildest race of all time. With a pirate ship breaking the rules, and Turlough's increasingly erratic behavior, the search for Enlightenment could turn out to be a race towards suffocation in the mists of deep space.'
Sun 10-11AM BST The King's Demons movie
The 5th Doctor and company are greeted as Demons by King John. For those who never saw The Crusade (1st Doctor story, episodes 2+4 lost), some of King Richard's knights come to believe the Doctor is an evil spirit or magician. Richard's people must have spoke to John's people when John took over. Richard and John were brothers. Robin Hood? What do you mean you don't care? ...
BBC Prime
Late Fri 12:35AM, Sat 4PM CET The Caves of Androzani ep 3 of 4
Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET The Caves of Androzani ep 4 of 4
Dying, the 5th Doctor races to find an antidote for the poison. He succeeds, but only finds enough for Peri. This forces the Doctor's regeneration ...
Wed Noon CET The Twin Dilemma ep 1 of 4
Thu Noon CET The Twin Dilemma ep 2 of 4
... into his 6th incarnation (Colin Baker). The regeneration goes very badly, driving him to the brink of insanity. At least a killer disease doesn't have bad dress sense.
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST Castrovalva all 4 eps
The Doctor's regeneration goes badly (as usual), sidelining him as the Master hurtles the TARDIS back in time towards Event One. Peter Davison assumes his role as the Doctor.
Mon 11:30PM AEST The Kings' Demons ep 2 of 2
See UK Gold for description. And no, I won't finish it now. You weren't interested back then.
Tue-Fri 11:30PM AEST The Five Doctors 4 ep version, pts 1 - 4
UKTV is claiming that they will air the story in 4 parts, each part the length of a regular episode. This version has aired in the US several times in recent years. Essentially the original 1983 version, but in multiple parts. If it is the same as the US version, it will have the classic cliffhanger on Thursday where the Master menaces a small stairway.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Late Sat Mid EDT Full Circle eps 3+4 of 4
Infected by the spiders, Romana joins the ranks of the Marshpeople ...
Late Thu Mid EDT State of Decay eps 1+2 of 4
The 4th Doctor lands on a planet where civilization is decaying, as if some parasitic force was sucking the lifeblood out of it. Perhaps that is because a parasitic life force *is* sucking the lifeblood out of it.
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
Sat 11:30PM EDT Warriors' Gate eps 3+4 of 4
Pre-empted next week. Returns November 3.
K9 has suffered severe damage at the Gateway, and may never be able to travel in the TARDIS again. The Gateway is collapsing under the force of the Dwarf Star Alloy in the Human spacecraft. The 4th Doctor searches for help to solve the solution. The advice he's offered - do nothing.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 4AM+5:30PM EDT The Greatest Show in the Galaxy eps 1+2 of 4
(5:30PM broadcast pre-empted next week.)
Sat 11PM EDT The Greatest Show in the Galaxy eps 3+4 of 4
The 7th Doctor and Ace come across an evil more dangerous than Daleks, Cybermen, the Master, and IRS agents - a circus. In ordinary circumstances this would be disturbing enough. However, another power has somehow managed to take control of the circus, and plans to channel the evil towards its own ends. Keep your Eye on this story - if you dare!
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
Late Sat 12:15AM EDT The Ambassadors of Death movie
Black & White version. The 2 episodes existing in color (1 and 5) are not offered to US stations in that format. Set VCR to record till 3AM or later, to be safe. Months after being considered lost, a Space Module sent to Mars finally returns. The secrets of the Space Module will lead to many deaths, and a moody, racing story that feels much shorter than the 2 hours, 40 plus minutes it runs in movie format. Seargeant Benton (previously seen in the partially lost Troughton story Invasion) joins the regular cast part-way through this story.
ยป it was reported the following week that the end of the story was cut off owing to tape confusion.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11PM EDT The Creature from the Pit ep 4 of 4
Lady Adrasta is defeated, but the 4th Doctor and Romana are suspicious about Erato's behavior. Soon enough, Organon uncovers evidence of celestial danger ...
Sat 11:30PM EDT Nightmare of Eden ep 1 of 4
A traffic accident in space (and the Doctor isn't even responsible for it). Two ships partially materialized inside each other. And not going anywhere.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 10PM CDT Warriors' Gate eps 1+2 of 4
A half-man, half-monster guides the TARDIS towards a gateway between universes, where the Doctor's help is required, but not wanted.
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Sat 11:35PM CDT The Masque of Mandragora ep 3 of 4
Count Giuliano's evil schemes begin to face peril from an unlikely source - the chief astrologer. What is he up to?
TPT St. Paul, MN
analog KTCA 2, digital KTCI-DT 16-5 (2-5)
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT City of Death ep 1 of 4
The Doctor and Romana vacation in Paris. Doctor Who meets Travels In Europe!
analog 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36 digital KDIN-DT 50 Des Moines
Fri 11:05PM CDT Snakedance eps 1+2 of 4
The last time the Mara showed up, it took over Tegan's mind and threatened an entire world. This time the Mara plans to be worse.
PPTV North Dakota 2,3,4,6,9,13,19
Fri 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) The Horns of Nimon ep 2 of 4
The TARDIS finds itself on the verge of becoming a new Black Hole, while Romana is trapped on the Skonnan space ship returning to its homeworld.
KERA Dallas, TX
analog 13, digital 14
Fri 11:50PM CDT The Claws of Axos ep 4 of 4
In an unlikely role reversal, the Master helps U*N*I*T fight Axos, while the 3rd Doctor offers to sell Earth out to the creature.
Late Fri 12:15AM CDT Colony In Space ep 1 of 6
The Time Lords decide to 'help' the Doctor's repair efforts to the TARDIS to send him to a planet 500 years in the future, where his assistance will be needed.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT The Visitation eps 3+4 of 4
The 5th Doctor pays a high price when he tries to escape from the Terrileptils.
Sat 11PM MDT Black Orchid both eps
The 5th Doctor and company stumble into a murder mystery/love story in 1925 England.
KUED/KUES Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
analog 7/39, digital KUED-DT 42 Salt Lake City
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT Underworld ep 1 of 4
So, let me see if I have this right. Your ancestors helps a race who asks for help. Your ancestors provide the help. The race attacks your ancestors and chases them off the planet. Then this race makes a hash of your help and destroy their own planet. And they get annoyed at you about it when they meet you! Of course, they have the guns, so what are you supposed to do?
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT Meglos eps 3+4 of 4
The Doctor has to undo the damage his double caused. Romana has no double to worry about, but there are some lecherous space pirates chasing her.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sat 11PM PDT The Mind of Evil eps 2+3 of 6
Black & White version (the color version being destroyed). As conditions deteriorate in the prison, the Doctor is called away to help with the Missile and the peace conference.

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