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Friday 16th November 2001

This Week In Doctor Who - November 16, 2001
(posted 16th Nov 2001, 12:42pm - TWIDW post #0052)
120 years ago last month, a gunfight occured in Tombstone, Arizona between the Earps and the Clantons. This became known as the "Gunfight At The OK Corral". In 1966 it served as the inspiration for a Doctor Who story by Donald Cotton - The Gunfighters. It was late in the time of the 1st Doctor, with Steven and Dodo as the companions. As an interesting twist, important plot points in each episode were introduced by verses of a ballad specially composed for the story - "The Ballad Of The Last Chance Saloon". This was decades before the musical episodes of Xena and Buffy. The ballad is hated by many Doctor Who fans for being "too silly", though personally I like it.
Just for fun, this edition of This Week In Doctor Who is written to the tune of the ballad used in The Gunfighters. Even if you haven't seen the story, work at it a little, and you should be able to sing along ...

1. Thi-Is Week In Doc-tor Who-o
Vol Four, Num Four-ty Six
A Weak Verse To Start Out On For
To Tech In-fo It Sticks
B F Ell-i-ott's The Wri-ter
Of This Pro-duc-tion
On Nov-em-ber Six-teen Of The Year Two Thou-sand And One.

2. What News Is There To Tell You Of?
Last Week - What Did We Miss?
SPACE Ran A Da-lek Mo-vie Which
Gave Can-A-di-ans Bliss.
John Le-vene comes to San Jo-se
De-cem-ber The Nine
So Fans Can Pledge Their Funds That Night And Fe-el Real-ly Fine

3. Seems It Is Hard To Write Of News
In This Sing-song For-mat.
We'll Jump To What You're Read-ing For,
The List-ings And All That.
Should You Find An Er-ror In Here
Send E-Mail To Me
BFElliott@... Is Fast And E-easy.
UK Gold
Sat 9-11AM GMT The Caves of Androzani movie
Sat 9:10-11AM GMT The Twin Dilemma movie

4. The Chan-ging Of The Doc-tors Next
Oc-curs This Week-end Set
First Say Good-Bye To Pet-ey Doc
Fare-thee-well kind-ly Vet.
Then Say Hel-lo To Col-In Doc
Vi-o-lent But Kind
As He Fa-ces Bru-tal Tra-au-ma In-Side Of His Mind.
BBC Prime
Sat 4PM CET Attack of the Cybermen 4 pt version, ep 3
(Late Friday airing pre-empted by Children In Need marathon.)
Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET Attack of the Cybermen 4 pt version, ep 4
Wed Noon CET Vengeance on Varos 4 pt version, ep 1
Thu Noon CET Vengeance on Varos 4 pt version, ep 2
5. Lo, Those Cy-ber-men Are Nas-ty
They Want To De-stroy Earth
In Such A Way To Save Their World
And Bring Them True Re-birth
Next It's Ba-ad Times On Va-ros
They Mer-chan-dise Death
Ex-e-cute Their Pri-so-ners To Sell On Vi-de-o - Bleth!
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEDT Earthshock all 4 eps
Mon 11:30PM AEDT Planet of Fire ep 4 of 4
Tue-Fri 11:30PM AEDT The Caves of Androzani eps 1 - 4 of 4

6. Earth-shock Airs On The Week-end, And
Ad-ric Wants To Go Home.
Pla-net Of Fire Shall End Mon-day
Two Com-pan-ions Shall Roam.
The Week Ends On An-dro-za-ni
Vol-ca-noes Ex-plode
A Land Where No One's Bad Or Good, But With Death A La Mode.
BBC Kids
Weekdays 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EST (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PST)
Fri The Sontaran Experiment ep 2 of 2
Mon-Fri Genesis of the Daleks eps 1 - 5 of 6

7. Son-tar-ans Want To Con-quer Earth
Po-ta-to Heads Of Doom
And Then Doc-Tor Goes To Ska-ro
World Of Bio-haz-zard Gloom
Time Lords Want Da-lek His-to-ry
Changed Be-yond Re-pair
If Ne-ces-sa-ry Da-leks Must Dis-ap-pear In Thin Air.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Late Sat Mid EST Warriors' Gate eps 3+4 of 4
Late Thu Mid EST The Keeper of Traken eps 1+2 of 4

8. Wolf-man Has Said To "Do No-thing"
Let E-vents Take Their Course
Dwarf Star Al-loy Hits To-tal Mass
And bye bye Gate-way Source
Of An Ex-it From The E-Space
To Our Un-i-verse
A Keep-er Waits For Help - Stop Mel-kur's Pow-er Get-ting Worse.
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
Sat 11:30PM EST Logopolis eps 1+2 of 4
9. Tom Doc's Days Are Get-ting Num-bered
He Knows It All Too Well
So He Asks Ad-ric To Help Him
Mea-sure TAR-DIS And Shell.
The Watch-er Spies On All There Is
A-round To Care A-bout
How Can The Doc-tor Stop A Foe When Time Is Run-ning Out?
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 4AM+5:30PM EST Ghost Light eps 1+2 of 3
Sat 11PM EST Ghost Light ep 3 of 3
Sat 11:30PM EST The Curse of Fenric ep 1 of 4
10. First We Have To Deal With Ghost-light
To-tal Ep-i-sodes - Three.
The Doc Wants Ace To Face Her Fears
So Her Mind Can Be Free.
And Then The Russ-ians Come To Town
Thanks To A Vik-ing Curse
Be-ware The Trea-sure Or You May Be Ne-ed-ing A Hearse!
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
Late Sat 12:21AM EST The Claws of Axos movie
11. A Space-Craft Comes To Earth One Day
"Peace And Love!" It Pro-claims.
They Want To Give Us What We Need
To Pro-duce Big-ger Grains.
But There Must Be A Dark Side To
This Friend-ly Af-fair.
Be-cause Ev-en The Mas-ter Is A Pawn In Their Big Snare.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11PM EST The Horns of Nimon ep 4 of 4
Sat 11:30PM EST The Leisure Hive ep 1 of 4
12. The Ni-mons Are Com-ing O-ver
So Hide The Sil-ver-ware
They Plan To Bring Some De-Struc-Tion
And Cut Off Sol-deed's Hair.
We Come To The Lei-sure Hi-ive
Va-ca-tion To Seek
On A World Where Sci-ence Is Re-de-fined Each Sin-gle Week.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
13. Since This Sta-tion Pre-empts This Week
And Al-so Next Week Too,
I don't have to give it a whole verse. CUT.
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Sat 11:35PM CST The Hand Of Fear ep 3 of 4
14. The Hand Of Fear Has Re-co-vered
The Rest Of It's Bo-dy
Now It Looks Just Like A Wo-man
Made From A Cry-stal Sea
To Home-world She Wants To Re-turn
Build So-ci-e-ty.
The Doc-tor Will Give Trans-port If Peace Now It Is To Be.
TPT St. Paul, MN
analog KTCA 2, digital KTCI-DT 16-5 (2-5)
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CST The Creature from the Pit ep 1 of 4
(this verse sung a bit more somber and slowly)
15. It's Cur-tains For The Big Egg Shell
It's Space Flight Now Is Done
The Crea-ture Which Did Spin It Out
Is Not There To Re-spun.
A Dis-tress Call It Shall Send Out
Al-though It's Too Late
Who Would Fly A Bro-ken Egg Shell In That Quite Wretch-ed State?
analog 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36 digital KDIN-DT 50 Des Moines
Sat 11:35PM CST Terminus eps 1+2 of 4
16. The Cen-ter Of The U-ni-verse
Is Ter-min-us, You See.
Le-pers Come Here, But They Are Yet
Not Treat-ed Hu-mane-ly.
Is There Treat-ment, Or Is It Death?
Ev-ery-one Wants To Know.
We'll Ask An-y-one Who Sur-vives The Per-il In This Show.
KERA Dallas, TX
analog 13, digital 14
Fri 11:52PM CST The Dæmons eps 2+3 of 5
17. The Tel-ly Has Been Turned Off Now
The Poor Re-sear-cher's Dead.
He Tried To Un-lock The Way To
En-ter The Space-ship's Head.
Now A Dae-mon Is A-wake-end
It Roams Through The Land
The Doc-tor Can't Help Save The Day - Ice On His Face And Hand.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Late Fri 12:30AM MST Earthshock eps 3+4 of 4
Sat 11PM MST Time-Flight eps 1+2 of 4
18. A Cy-ber Force Will At-tack Earth
Un-less The Doc-tor's Quick
They Want To Smash A Space-ship In
Light-ed Up Like A Bic.
Then Back To Nine-ty Eigh-ty Three
At Heath-row Air-port
Planes Dis-ap-pear Through Time - Seems Like A Dead-ly Fly-ing Sport.
KUED/KUES Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
analog 7/39, digital KUED-DT 42 Salt Lake City
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MST The Invasion of Time ep 1 of 6
19. The Doc-tor Wants To Take Com-mand.
Some-thing Is Wrong With That.
He Wants To Rule His Peo-ple Though
He's Rare-ly Home - Get That?
He's Dis-tant From His Friends To-Day
Ev-en Good Lee-la.
Has He Gone Po-wer Mad, Is He E-vil, Or Some-thing Blah?
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PST State of Decay eps 3+4 of 4
20. Vam-pires From Earth Now Rule The World
And Suck It Down Like Rum
Drain-ing What Makes Peo-ple Em-brace
Li-ving , Laugh-ter, And Gum.
It's An Old En-e-my Come Back
From The Dawn Of Time
To Kill Him One Must Face Re-al-i-ty, Or Die In Grime.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sun 10:42PM PST Interview With Patrick Troughton KTEH 1987 interview
Sun 11:06PM PST The Claws of Axos ep 4 of 4
Sun 11:31PM PST Colony In Space ep 1 of 6

21. 'Tis A Chat With Pa-trick Trough-ton
To Start Off This Long Night.
The Axo-ns Plan To Drain The Earth
We Die To Feed Their Life
Then The Doc-tor's Fixed His TAR-DIS
Or So He Doth Think.
The Time Lords' Sent Him To A-no-ther World To Solve A Stink.
22. Thanks For Read-ing "This Week" This Week
May-Be You Sang-a-long.
But Now Our Time Is End-ing Fast
Tood-les, Pip Pip, So Long!
Un-til Next Week, Have A Good Time
This Co-lum Is Done.
Doc Who's B-B-C Trade-mark. Co-py-right Two Thou-sand One.