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Thursday 26th December 2002

This Week In Doctor Who - December 25/26, 2002
(posted 26th Dec 2002, 12:09pm - TWIDW post #0135)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - December 25/26, 2002
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 5, No 52
Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who TV & radio broadcasts worldwide.
While I try to keep the column up to date, 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:


Fri 7PM EST Interstellar Transmissions
WWNN AM1470 Pompano Beach/Boca Raton, FL (Miami/West Palm Beach, FL)
Joey Reynolds' weekly radio show for sci-fi news and interviews, which can be heard online worldwide. Doctor Who news usually discussed during the show. This week's guests - a year in review.


UK Sci-Fi Channel
Thu 8-9:40PM GMT Doctor Who 1996 TV Movie
Fri 2-3:40PM GMT Doctor Who 1996 TV Movie

A forced regeneration on New Years Eve 1999 creates a new Doctor (Paul McGann) and a race to save the Earth for Midnight destruction. To save the Earth, the Doctor must stop the Master (inhabiting the body of Eric Roberts) and win the heart of a woman (Daphne Ashbrook).
UK Gold
Sat 8-9AM GMT The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe movie
The 6th Doctor's trial is winding down, and it looks like a conviction might loom. But an intruder with new evidence throws the courtroom into chaos, and Gallifrey may never be the same.
Sun 7:10-9AM GMT Time and the Rani movie
The Rani shoots the TARDIS out of the sky, accidentally triggering a regeneration for the Doctor. Without his memory and with his personality in its usual post-regeneration muddle, the new 7th Doctor is in deep trouble.
Video On Demand. Now playing:
Robot all 4 pts
The Ark In Space all 4 pts
The Sontaran Experiment both pts
South Africa:
SA Sci-Fi Channel
Fri 6:30-8PM Doctor Who 1996 TV Movie
Sun 1:20-2:50PM Doctor Who 1996 TV Movie
Tue 5-6:30PM Doctor Who 1996 TV Movie

See UK Sci-Fi Channel for details. And look, they actually had the sense to air a movie set mostly on New Years Eve on New Years Eve. A rare classy move.
BBC Kids
Late Thu 1:30AM EST (12:30AM CST, 11:30PM MST, 10:30PM PST, 2:30AM AST, 3AM Newfoundland) Destiny of the Daleks all 4 pts
Romana's regenerated, K9 has laryngitis, and the 4th Doctor is testing the new Randomizer in the TARDIS. First stop, Skaro, radioactive birthplace of the Daleks, who have returned on a strange quest of mythic proportions. Robots from a different world are also on Skaro. Who do you trust - your oldest enemies, or strange new friends?
Late Fri 1:30AM EST (12:30AM CST, 11:30PM MST, 10:30PM PST, 2:30AM AST, 3AM Newfoundland) The Armageddon Factor pts 1+2 of 6
Late Sat 1:30AM EST (12:30AM CST, 11:30PM MST, 10:30PM PST, 2:30AM AST, 3AM Newfoundland) The Armageddon Factor pts 3+4 of 6
Late Sun 1:30AM EST (12:30AM CST, 11:30PM MST, 10:30PM PST, 2:30AM AST, 3AM Newfoundland)
The Armageddon Factor pts 5+6 of 6

The final segment of the Ke To Time lures the 4th Doctor and Romana to Atrios, a planet in the middle of a devastating interplanetary war. Alas, a "Shadow" agent is at work collecting the segment. In the race to save the universe, two planets and the life of an innocent may have to be sacrificed.
Late Mon 1:30AM EST (12:30AM CST, 11:30PM MST, 10:30PM PST, 2:30AM AST, 3AM Newfoundland) City of Death all 4 pts
The 4th Doctor and Romana vacation in Paris in 1979, stumbling across a plot to steal the Mona Lisa to finance a dangerous time travel trip.
No Tuesday episodes. Coming in mid-January, Doctor Who will air 2 episodes weeknights at Midnight and 4AM EST, with complete stories Saturdays and Sundays at Midnight and 3:30AM EST.
Channel numbers in brackets ( ) indicate a digital station that is not on the air. Low power stations do not currently have digital assignments.
NHPTV New Hampshire
analog 11,49,52
digital 57,48,(49) - not on digital schedule yet
Sat 11:59PM EST Timelash 4 pt version, pts 1+2
The 6th Doctor gets caught in a time countour, endangering the TARDIS and disrupting life on the planet Karfel.
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY
analog 24,59
digital 25-1
Sun 5:30PM EST The Android Invasion pt 1 of 4
The 4th Doctor and Sarah arrive in rural England. Perhaps more rural than normal - no one's around at all.
WSKG Binghamton, NY
analog 46
digital (42) - under construction
Sat 11:30PM EST Genesis of the Daleks pt 2 of 6
The first Dalek has been created, though it doesn't have that name yet. The Doctor wants Davros to change their nature before it's too late.
WQED/WQEX Pittsburgh, PA
analog 13,16
digital 38-1,(26)
Pittsburgh DirecTV Local 13,947
Pittsburgh Dish Local 8136,13
Late Sat Mid EST Terminus pt 1 of 4
Under orders of the Black Guardian, Turlough tries to kill the 5th Doctor. The Doctor lives, but the TARDIS loses cohesion and links to a doomed spaceship.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital (34) - coming 2003?
Philadelphia DirecTV Local 35,909
Philadelphia Dish Local 8162,35
Sat 11PM EST The Stones of Blood pt 4 of 4
The Doctor winds up on trial for breaking the seal on the door of the Justice Machines. If convicted - the sentence is death.
Sat 11:30PM EST The Androids of Tara pt 1 of 4
Romana is mistaken for an android, and the 4th Doctor goes fishing.
MPT Maryland
analog 22,67,28,31,62,36
digital 42,(29),(62),(44),(28),(56) - simulcast of analog begins in 2003
DC/Hagerstown & Baltimore DirecTV Local 22,980
Late Sat Mid EST The Keeper of Traken movie
The 4th Doctor returns to normal space, only to be called on to investigate evidence of the growth of evil in a hamlet of niceness.
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital 34-1
Cincinnati DirecTV Local 48,909
Cincinnati Dish Local 8356,48
Sat 11PM EST Warriors of the Deep pts 3+4 of 4
The Silurians and the Sea Devils refuse the 5th Doctor's overtures of peace, preferring the gentle idea of wiping out everyone on Earth instead.
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital (33) - under construction
Sat 11:40PM CST The Stones of Blood pt 2 of 4
The 4th Doctor learns the secret of the previous owners of the land near the Stones, and K9 faces a silicon enemy stronger than he is.
KAWE/KAWB Bemidji/Brainerd, MN
analog 9,22
digital (18),(28) - under construction
Sat 8PM, Sun 11PM CST The Masque of Mandragora pt 4 of 4
The Helix Energy hopes to feed on all the brightest minds of Italy at a Costume Party, unless the 4th Doctor and Sarah can stop it.
analog 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36,36
digital 50-1,(45),(25),(18),(28),(33),(35),(35),(34)
Des Moines Dish Local 9116,11
Omaha, NE Dish Local 9146,32(?) - coming soon
Sat 11:35PM CST Ghost Light pts 1+2 of 3
The 7th Doctor and Ace visit a mansion where the dead walk and the living hybernate.
KERA/K44FI Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX
analog 13,44
digital 14-1
Dallas DirecTV Local 13,889
Dallas Dish Local 8406,13
Late Fri 12:20AM CST Nightmare of Eden movie
A traffic accident in space. A bit like traffic accidents here on Earth. Both drivers were stupid, neither takes responsibility. No one will bother moving their craft out of the road to protect other drivers. The Doctor and Romana impersonating insurance adjusters. Rampaging monsters. Ok - maybe it's not exactly the same as traffic accidents on Earth.
KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
analog 12,32
digital (38) - under construction
Denver DirecTV Local 12,910
Denver Dish Local 8211,12
Late Fri 12:30AM MST The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 1+2 of 14 (The Mysterious Planet pts 1+2)
Sat 11PM MST The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 3+4 of 14 (The Mysterious Planet pts 3+4)
The 6th Doctor is put on trial for meddling in the affairs of other planet. First evidence - the Doctor's adventures on Ravalox.
KUED/KUES Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
analog 7,19
digital 42-1,(19)
Salt Lake City DirecTV Local 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish Local 8536,7
Sat 11PM MST The Horns of Nimon pt 3 of 4
Romana learns the truth of the Nimon.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
analog 28,15,65
digital (27),(19) - under construction
Seattle DirecTV Local 12,910
Seattle Dish Local 8620,28
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PST Timelash 4 pt version, pts 1+2
See NHPTV for story details.
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA
analog 54,25
digital (50),(58) - under construction
San Francisco DirecTV Local 54,903
Sun 11PM PST The Monster of Peladon pts 3+4 of 6
Martial law is declared when conditions on Peladon deteriorate, and the Ice Warriors take command. Oh dear.
Sun 9:30PM, Mon 4:30AM "" 1 episode
The 4th Doctor and Leela are in action. English with Spanish subtitles.

Thanks for reading. Until next year, take care.

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