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Wednesday 7th August 2002

This Week In Doctor Who - August 7, 2002
(posted 7th Aug 2002, 11:41am - TWIDW post #0113)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - August 7, 2002
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 5, No 32
Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who on Television.
UK - To help advertise the new Real Time audio story on the BBC's website, BBC1, BBC2, and BBC Choice have been running a short trailer. Outpost Gallifrey gave a list of known broadcast times several days ago. The remaining known times are provided further down. No one has said if the trailer will be shown in any other parts of the world.
AUSTRALIA - Night owls get a chance to see Peter Cushing as Dr. Who on their TV screens. The Nine Network and its regional variations in the Australian Eastern Time zone will air Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D. late Saturday Night/early Sunday Morning at 3:15AM. It may not be airing in Western portions of the country - check your local listings. Thanks to Jason Fraser for the heads-up.
USA/CANADA - The 2 newest Region 1 DVDs (The Tomb of the Cybermen and The Ark In Space) officially went on sale yesterday (August 6). The Ark In Space, like last year's DVD release of The Robots of Death, contains the Howard Da Silva introductions/closings created in 1978 when the first 4 Tom Baker seasons were syndicated here to help explain the show to American/Canadian viewers. These segments are an extra on the disc, and not presented as part of the episodes. If you haven't done so yet, you can read TWIDW's special feature on the Da Silva extras at and a transcript of the Ark In Space introductions at . If the people at BBC Worldwide Americas think that the Da Silva extras are appreciated, they'll keep appearing on the relevant 23 Doctor Who DVD titles as they come out over time.
CANADA - BBC Kids will begin its next set of new (to them) Doctor Who episodes on Monday 9 September with part 1 of The Armageddon Factor. I have not seen any announcements on how many episodes will be in this new set, but Destiny of the Daleks begins on Tuesday 17 September. Reruns of early Tom Baker stories continue through 6 September and on the weekends. Weekday airings are at 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, and 4AM Eastern Time (adjust for local time). Weekend omnibus (complete stories) airings are at 3:30PM and 10:30PM Eastern Time through Saturday 31 August, then move to late night at 2AM Eastern.
USA - DISH Network has recently added the Burlington, VT local stations to their local packages. Like the Boston locals, New Hampshire Public TV (NHPTV) is eligible to be included in the package, though it currently is not. Should NHPTV get a usable signal to Dish for either package, NHPTV will probably show up on both local packages. Dish Network and DirecTV have been adding local station packages for additional cities in recent weeks again, and we are trying to keep track. has discussion forums where satellite viewers chat on these matters.
According to the unofficial Dish Network Channel Chart at , several other Who stations could appear on the Dish Network local station packages in coming months - WYIN 56 Gary, IN on the Chicago package, MPT Maryland on the Washington/Hagerstown package and Baltimore (when/if Baltimore locals go up), and KAWE 9 on the Minneapolis/St. Paul locals - which would give that package 2 Doctor Who stations since they already have KTCA 2 .
DirecTV's website is harder to use than Dish Network's, and there isn't an equivalent fan resource to the Echostar site giving advance word on what DirecTV is doing. So I don't know if any additional station that air Doctor Who may be coming to their local packages. If I find out anything, I'll pass it on.
USA - Iowa Public TV is now listing KQCT 36 Davenport, IA in their list of channels in press releases, although they do not yet have it on their official list of channels. KQCT has been a low power repeater of WQPT 24 Moline, IL . KQCT 36 will soon go from low power to full (well, full-ish - 29 mile radius seems a trifle low to me) and join the IPTV network. So, we are adding the station to our IPTV information. Instead of 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36 , it will read 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36,36 .
While I try to keep the column up to day, I do sometimes miss late changes to schedules. If you see TWIDW's information getting out of synch with what your local station is actually airing, let me know ASAP.
Additions and corrections are welcome at , bfelliott@... , bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:

Real Time - Firstrun Doctor Who Audio Drama. Colin Baker, Cybermen.
Episode 1 - still online
Episode 2 - goes online Noon Friday 9 August
Produced by Big Finish. Illustrations by Lee Sullivan for fans with fast internet connections. Requires version of RealPlayer to see/hear.
Fri 7PM EDT (6PM CDT) Interstellar Transmissions
WWNN AM1470 Pompano Beach/Boca Raton, FL (Miami/West Palm Beach, FL)
WBYU AM1450 New Orleans, LA
Joey Reynolds' weekly radio show for sci-fi news and interviews, broadcast live over the internet on all 3 websites listed above. This week's featured guest - Don Sweetman discusses the NASA Discover mission Genesis.


Wed 11:06PM, Late Fri 12:52AM BST Real Time Trailer
Special Trailer previewing the online Doctor Who story.
BBC Choice
Late Wed 1:58AM, Thu 8:14PM, Late Fri 1:58AM BST Real Time Trailer
UK Gold
Sat 6:30-9AM BST The Armageddon Factor movie
Sun 7:10-9AM BST Destiny of the Daleks movie
Video On Demand. Now playing:
Robot all 4 pts
The Ark In Space all 4 pts
The Sontaran Experiment both pts
BBC Prime
Wed Noon CET, Late Fri 12:35AM, Sat 4PM CET The Curse of Fenric pt 4 of 4
Thu Noon CET, Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET Survival pt 1 of 3
Wed Noon CET Survival pt 2 of 3
TELE 5 Poland
Sat 8:25AM CET The Brain of Morbius pt 1 of 4
Sun 8:35AM CET The Brain of Morbius pt 2 of 4

Airing in Polish.
Nine Network/WIN Regional Network/NBN Regional Network
Late Sat (Early Sun) 3:15AM AEST Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D. 1966 theatrical movie
Peter Cushing's second (and better) Dr. Who movie, a remake of The Dalek Invasion of Earth, gets used as late night movie fodder. The Eastern states and territories (Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, and Tas) will get to see the movie on the Nine Network or its regional variations. Some Western areas (SA, WA, NT) might not have the film - check your local listings, or stay up late to find out.
BBC Kids
Weeknights 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EDT (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PDT)
Saturdays 3:30PM, 10:30PM EDT (12:30PM, 7:30PM PDT) - complete stories
Sundays 3:30PM, 10:30PM EDT (12:30PM, 7:30PM PDT) - complete stories
Wed The Ark In Space pt 4 of 4
Thu-Fri The Sontaran Experiment pts 1 - 2 of 2
Sat The Androids of Tara all 4 pts
Sun The Power of Kroll all 4 pts
Mon-Tue Genesis of the Daleks pts 1 - 2 of 6
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Late Thu Mid EDT Planet of Fire pts 3+4 of 4
No Saturday repeat due to pledge drives. Due to pledge drives, next Doctor Who episodes air August 29.
WCNY/W59AU 24,59 Syracuse/Utica, NY
Sun 5:30PM EDT Genesis of the Daleks pt 6 of 6
Sun 6PM EDT Revenge of the Cybermen pts 1+2 of 4
Pre-empted by pledges on August 18. Doctor Who returns August 25.
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
DirecTV 13,947 Dish 8136,13
Late Sat Mid EDT Arc of Infinity pt 3 of 4
Pledge drives pre-empt Doctor Who for the rest of August. Returns in September.

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WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
DirecTV 35,909 Dish 8162,35
Sat 11PM EDT The Talons of Weng-Chiang pts 5+6 of 6
WYBE's website is indicating that pts 4+5 of Talons will air instead of 5+6.
Investigating ...
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
DirecTV 22,980
Late Sat Mid EDT Image of the Fendahl movie
Time approximate after pledge programming - no pledging for Who expected this week.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
DirecTV 48,909 Dish 8356,48
Doctor Who pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns August 24.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Doctor Who pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns August 24.
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Doctor Who pre-empted by a long episode of Father Ted. Returns August 17.
KAWE/KAWB 9,22 Bemidji/Brainerd, MN
Sun 11PM CDT Planet of Evil pt ? of 4 (actually pt 4)
Sat episode pre-empted by pledges.
TPT 2 St. Paul, MN
digital 16.5 (2.5) DirecTV 2,891 Dish 8576,2
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT The Keeper of Traken pt 2 of 4
Doctor Who will be pre-empted by pledges on August 17.
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36,36
digital 50
Sat 11:35PM CDT The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 11+12 of 14 (Terror Of The Vervoids pts 3+4)
KERA/K44FI 13,44 Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX
digital 14.1 DirecTV 13,889 Dish 8406,13
Late Fri 12:15AM CDT The Face of Evil movie
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
DirecTV 12,910 Dish 8211,12
Doctor Who pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns August 17.
KUED/KUES 7,39 Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
digital 42 DirecTV 7,982 Dish 8536,7
Doctor Who pre-empted by pledge drive. Doctor Who returns August 24. And yes, KUED has discontinued the 12:30AM rerun for Doctor Who. All the overnight comedy reruns have been replaced by other programming when the pledge season ends.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Grays River, WA
DirecTV 12,910 Dish 8620,28
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT The Awakening both pts
KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA
DirecTV 54,903 Dish 8234,54
Doctor Who pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns in September.
Sun 9:30AM, 9:30PM, Mon 4:30AM "" 1 episode
Another adventure for the errant Time Lord.

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