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Friday 30th November 2001

This Week In Doctor Who - November 30, 2001
(TWIDW post #0056)
"This can't be ... how it ends. Stop!" - 8th Doctor
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 30, 2001
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 4, No 48
As it goes to press, This Week In Doctor Who faces a threat the likes of which it has never faced before - bankruptcy court. Excite@home , who provides cable internet to 4 million subscribers in North America through various cable companies, has been in bankruptcy court for the last 2 months. They have asked the court for permission to discontinue their internet service, and the court ruling is expected today. If they are allowed to cease to exist at this point, many of those subscribers (possibly including myself) will be without internet service - indefinitely.

It's a fluid situation and we won't know how it will turn out until it is too late to do anything about it. Excite made certain cable companies sign exclusive contracts through June 2002, so there is a lack of backup plans ready. I personally hope the judge in the case makes excite stay in business until the various companies have time to transfer everyone off that system without loss of service. But it could be a vain hope.

As a precaution, I have contacted Jefferson Eng (regular backup editor - alas, also an @home subscriber) and Jason Fraser (Australian Doctor Who fan who's not an @home subscriber). If excite@home ceases to exist, Jason (and Jefferson if he gets back online) will take charge of the thisweekindoctorwho yahoogroup and produce the column until I can get back on the net.
Additions and corrections are welcome at bfelliott@... , bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo! Messenger - if I'm still here. And now, the listings:
I'd write story descriptions, but if @home is your internet provider, you probably want to read today's column as fast as you can, while you know you have access.


BBC Radio 3
Realplayer High
Realplayer Medium
BBC Radio 3 is also testing out streaming with Windows Media Player. The Player won't let me see the direct links, so you will have to go to Radio 3's site and link from there.
Sat 9:50-10:45PM GMT (4:50-5:45PM EST, 1:50-2:45PM PST, Sun 8:50-9:45AM AEDT) Regenerations
Regenerations is a BBC Radio 3 Drama. Tom Baker and Sophie Aldred play themselves at a Doctor Who convention. But strange things are happening at the convention. Should be a fun play to listen to, if you still have an internet connection.
WSBR 740AM West Palm Beach, FL
Fri 11PM EST Interstellar Transmissions sci-fi news/talk show
Joey Reynolds' weekly radio show returns after a several month hiatus on a new station which can be heard in much more of Florida. No audio stream for this station.


Sat 9:10-11AM GMT The Mark of the Rani movie
Sat 8:10-11AM GMT The Two Doctors movie
BBC Prime
Late Fri 12:30AM, Sat 4PM CET Vengeance on Varos 4 pt version, ep 3
Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET Vengeance on Varos 4 pt version, ep 4
Wed Noon CET The Mark of the Rani 4 pt version, ep 1
Thu Noon CET The Mark of the Rani 4 pt version, ep 2
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEDT Arc of Infinity all 4 eps
Mon 11:45PM AEDT Vengeance on Varos ep 2 of 2 (45 minute episode)
Tue-Wed 11:30PM AEDT The Mark of the Rani eps 1 - 2 of 2 (45 minute episodes)
Thu-Fri 11:30PM AEDT The Two Doctors eps 1 - 2 of 3 (45 minute episodes)

Savor those weekday airings while you can. Weekday airings are being suspended after 14 December (conclusion of Revelation of the Daleks). Weekend airings are continuing. It is unknown if this is a permanent change or merely a way for the weekend airings to catch up.
BBC Kids
Weeknights 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EST (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PST)
Fri Revenge of the Cybermen ep 4 of 4
Mon-Thu Terror of the Zygons eps 1 - 4 of 4
Fri Planet of Evil ep 1 of 4
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Late Sat 1AM EST The Keeper of Traken eps 3+4 of 4
Lat Thu 12:30AM EST Logopolis eps 1+2 of 4
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
Pre-empted by pledge specials. Returns December 15.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 4AM+5:30PM EST The Curse of Fenric eps 2+3 of 4
Sat 11PM EST The Curse of Fenric ep 4 of 4
Sat 11:30PM EST Survival ep 1of 3
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
Late Sat 12:15AM EST The Dæmons movie
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Pre-empted by pledge specials. Returns December 15.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Pre-empted by pledge specials, again. Returns December 15.
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Sat 11:35PM CST The Deadly Assassin ep 1 of 4
TPT St. Paul, MN
analog KTCA 2, digital KTCI-DT 16-5 (2-5)
Pre-empted by pledge specials. Returns December 15.
analog 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36 digital KDIN-DT 50 Des Moines
Sat 11:35PM CST Enlightenment eps 1+2 of 4
KERA/K24AD Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX
analog 13,24 digital KERA-DT 14
Fri 11:50PM CST Day of the Daleks eps 1+2 of 4
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Pre-empted by pledge specials. Returns December 22.
KUED/KUES Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
analog 7,39 digital KUED-DT 42 Salt Lake City
Sat 11PM MST The Invasion of Time ep 3 of 6
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
Sat 6PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PST Warriors' Gate eps 3+4 of 4
Sat 7:15PM PST The Tomb of the Cybermen all 4 eps
Sat 9:45PM PST K9 & Company 1981 pilot for spinoff series

Times are approximate.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Late Sun Mid PST Colony In Space eps 4,5,+6 of 6

Thanks for reading. Until next time, take care.

Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2001.
This could be the last edition I can write for some time. Or I could be back next week with no apparent disruption. So, I'll just have my eyes bulge, zoom in at the computer screen, do a bit of gurning, and we'll call it a Trial Of A Time Lord style cliffhanger. Cheers. ;->