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Wednesday 12th February 2003

This Week In Doctor Who - February 12, 2003
(posted 12th Feb 2003, 1:27pm - TWIDW post #0142)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - February 12, 2003
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 6, No 7
The Gallifrey Doctor Who convention in LA is this weekend. I'm not going, but I know much of the readership is, so best wishes to everybody. I'll try to keep the column short this time so you don't miss your flights reading it. Ok - I had computer trouble and didn't get time to write all the story descriptions. Time for another defrag, I think.
BBC Radio 4 will air a special about the Daleks on 22 February. My Life As A Dalek will go into depth on the history behind the Daleks. It sounds interesting. Haven't heard what the length of the show will be yet - best guess is 30 minutes. It will air at 10:30AM on Saturday 22 February GMT. That's 5:30AM EST, 2:30AM PST, 11:30AM CET, 9:30PM AEST Australia, etc. Radio 4 airs on FM in Britain, LW for Britain and parts of Europe, streams online (link on website and here next week), and typcially archives many of its shows on its website for a week after the initial broadcast.
Interstellar Transmissions is giving birth to a bouncy, baby national sci-fi radio program called That Sci-Fi Show. The Business Talk Radio syndication network has asked Joey Reynolds to host a weekly 4 hour version of his show for their network, late Sunday/early Monday from 2AM to 6AM EST/11PM to 3AM PST). It begins on Monday, February 24th. Last I heard he wanted anyone with ideas for the show to e-mail him at scifiradioguy@... asking on how to participate. Joey will probably use a different name on the show, as another Joey Reynolds already has a late night talk show in this time slot. I'll have either the tentative station list or a link to it up here in the next column. They also stream their programming from the web site.
KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA will air more Doctor Who, but due to unexpected problems will not be able to resume airing the series before May at the earliest. This comes as a disappointment to KTEH as they hoped to rerun Robot on April 13th, 22 years to the day after its first KTEH airing.
By the time Who comes back to KTEH/KCAH, more people will be able to tune in. Dish Network is advertising that they will offer Local channels in the Salinas-Monterey, CA TV market, tentatively starting February 20. The PBS station for that market is KCAH 25. (Note - Dish was going to add Baltimore locals back in early 2002, and they still have not. Don't throw away your antenna or drop your cable in hopes of this deal until it actually happens.) At this point, Dish has given KTEH no indication that they will use KCAH to mirror a decent signal of KTEH for the San Francisco locals.
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. Xenia Seeburg is the primary guest this week. Dunno if it'll be live or taped - Joey will be at the Gallifrey convention when it airs.


UK Gold
Late Fri 1:45-4:40AM, Sat 6-9AM GMT Doctor Who And The Silurians movie
As U*N*I*T helps a Nuclear Power station prepare to come online, the 3rd Doctor and Liz investigate evidence of sabotage that may be caused by intelligent life not of the human variety.
Late Sat 12:55-3:55?AM, Sun 6-9AM GMT The Ambassadors of Death movie
British space module Recovery 7 loses contact just as it rescues Mars Probe 7. As Recovery 7 returns to Earth, the authorities seek to learn what has happened to the crew while they were in space. Forces are working against U*N*I*T and the space control team to keep the secrets of Mars Probe 7 hushed up - until the appropriate time.

UK Gold + 1
Late Fri 2:45-5:40AM GMT Doctor Who And The Silurians movie
See UK Gold for story details.
Late Sat 1:55-4:55?AM GMT The Ambassadors of Death movie
See UK Gold for story details.
Video On Demand. Now playing:
Robot all 4 pts
The Ark In Space all 4 pts
The Sontaran Experiment both pts
BBC Kids
Weeknights 2 episodes Midnight + 4AM EST (9PM + 1AM PST)
Saturday/Sunday complete stories Midnight + 3:30AM EST (9PM + 12:30AM PST)
Wed The Seeds of Doom pts 1+2 of 6
Thu The Seeds of Doom pts 3+4 of 6
Fri The Seeds of Doom pts 5+6 of 6
Sat Image of the Fendahl all 4 pts
Sun The Sun Makers all 4 pts
Mon The Masque of Mandragora pts 1+2 of 4
Tue The Masque of Mandragora pts 3+4 of 4
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
Boston Dish Local 8781,11
Sat 11PM EST The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 5+6 of 14 (Mindwarp pts 1+2)
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY
analog 24,59
digital 25-1
Sun 5:30PM EST The Brain of Morbius pt 3 of 4
WSKG Binghamton, NY
analog 46
digital (42) - under construction
Sat 11:30PM EST Terror of the Zygons pt 3 of 4
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 Enlightenment pt 3 of 4
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital (34) - coming 2003
Philadelphia DirecTV Local 35,909
Philadelphia Dish Local 8162,35
Sat 11PM EST The Armageddon Factor pt 6 of 6
Sat 11:30PM EST Destiny of the Daleks pt 1 of 4
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 Earthshock movie
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital 34-1
Cincinnati DirecTV Local 48,909
Cincinnati Dish Local 8356,48
Sat 11PM EST Planet of Fire pts 1+2 of 4
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital (33) - under construction
Sat 11:40PM CST The Power of Kroll pt 1 of 4
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
Cedar Rapids Dish Local 9161,12
Sat 11:35PM CST Robot pts 3+4 of 4
KERA/K44FI Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX
analog 13,44
digital 14-1
Dallas DirecTV Local 13,889
Dallas Dish Local 8406,13
Late Fri 12:30AM CST The Keeper of Traken movie
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 13+14 of 14 (The Ultimate Foe pts 1+2)
Sat 11PM MST Paradise Towers? pts 1+2 of 4
According to KBDI's website, they are skipping to Paradise Towers, and not airing Time and the Rani, the regeneration story which should come first. This is not a case of production order versus story order - Time was filmed before Paradise in production order.
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 11:30PM MST State of Decay pt 2 of 4
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 The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 9+10 of 14 (Terror Of The Vervoids pts 1+2)
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA
analog 54,25
digital (50),(58) - under construction
San Francisco DirecTV Local 54,903
Salinas Dish Local 9190,25 - coming 2/20/2003 according to Dish
San Francisco Dish Local 8234,54 - uplinked but unavailable to subscribers
Sun 11:30PM PST An Evening With Peter Davison KTEH production
At last word, KTEH hoped to resume airing Doctor Who in May. Doctor Who will return with the 4th Doctor era.

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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