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Wednesday 14th January 2004

This Week In Doctor Who - January 14, 2004
(posted 14th Jan 2004, 12:29pm - TWIDW post #0202)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - January 14, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 2
Welcome to the weekly guide to known Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
BBC Kids announced this week that they had picked up the rights to air the Peter Davison stories, which I believe is the first time Davison's Who adventures have aired on Canadian TV since YTV's run of the show. The Davison episodes will join the weekday schedule on Monday 16 February and the weekend rotation on Saturday 21 February. BBC Kids will continue airing 2 episodes weekdays at 1AM EST with a 3:30AM EST repeat. Complete stories will air Saturdays and Sundays at the same times.
BBC Kids' press release notes that at this time Earthshock, The Five Doctors, and Resurrection of the Daleks cannot be purchased for broadcast, so they won't be part of the rotation for now. The Five Doctors and Resurrection of the Daleks are presumably unavailable due to the Terry Nation estate/Dalek issue. Dunno what Earthshock is doing on the list.
Encore Australia is airing Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D. on
Saturday 17 January at 5:20AM and Thursday 29 January at 6:45AM AEDT.
The South American Sci-Fi Channel (actually South Africa) is airing SF: UK - Trips Through Time And Space late Monday 16 February at 12:45AM. Matthew De Abaitua takes a look at 60s Doctor Who, the age of psychedelic sci-fi.
Corrections and updates are always welcome at thisweekindoctorwho- , bfelliott@... , TWIDW on AOL IM ,
and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. Here are the listings:


The Scream Of The Shalka - starring Richard E Grant and Sir Derek Jacobi. 6 episode online animated drama. The Ninth Doctor returns to Earth one last time to outwit a new alien menace. A hive of Shalka have set up a base in rural England, with invasion on their minds.
"Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen. 6 episode
illustrated audio tale. The 6th Doctor and Evelyn Smythe research a
temple that has been yanking scientists out of time. The secrets of
the temple threaten the future and past of two species. Viewer
discretion advised for the illustrations of episodes 4 through 6.
American Who
Early Mon 5AM EST (2AM PST, 10AM GMT, 9PM AEDT)
Beginning with this edition, episodes air every two weeks as hour 4
of Sci-Fi Overdrive and will then be archived on Business Talk
Radio's website. The link above should go active shortly after the
initial broadcast. Joey Reynolds interviews Jason Haigh-Ellery of
Big Finish Productions (the ongoing audio series of Doctor Who
stories) and Peter Davison, the 5th Doctor.
Conclusion of the 1987 interview with John-Nathan Turner, Nicola
Bryant, and Brian Sloman. Also: Charles Martin and Joey Reynolds
discuss the year in Doctor Who. Final "internet only" edition.
Dan Harris discusses the Sci-Fi Sea Cruise.
Sci-Fi Overdrive
on Business Talk Network
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-6AM EST (11PM-3AM PST, 7-11AM GMT, 6-10PM AEDT)
Live Stream
Hours 1+2 - Sci-fi News & Comment with Joey Donovan, David Durica,
and Lauren Urban. Hour 3 - Jim McLaughlin of ACTOR, a non-profit
organization for comic artists in need; Thomas Vitale from Sci-Fi
Channel discusses the new Sci-Fi Thursday. Hour 4 - the new American
Who episode premieres.


UK Gold
Sat 7:30-9AM GMT Delta and the Bannermen movie
It's a Holiday for the Doctor and Mel. They've won a vacation to Earth in 1959. Disneyland, here they come. Unless they crash land in Wales, of course. Who'd ever set a sci-fi show in Wales?
Sun 9:30-11AM GMT Dragonfire movie
Sabalom Glitz is out of money, out of crew, and nearly out of time. In a last ditch effort to save his skin, Glitz calls on the 7th Doctor for help seeking a treasure that could make one rich beyond imagining.

UK Gold + 1
Sat 8:30-10AM GMT Delta and the Bannermen movie
Sun 10:30AM-Noon GMT Dragonfire movie
Thu 6:05PM The Ark - The Return ep 3 of 4
Mon 6:05PM The Ark - The Bomb ep 4 of 4

The TARDIS returns to the Ark 700 years after its last arrival. The 1st Doctor, Steven, and Dodo are the same as before. But the balance of power on the Ark has changed, and the future of humanity stands on the brink of disaster.
Tue 6:05PM The Gunfighters - A Holiday For The Doctor ep 1 of 4
Wed 6:05PM The Gunfighters - Don't Shoot The Pianist ep 2 of 4

A rotten sweet from the previous story (missing from the BBC archives) leaves the 1st Doctor with a bad tooth in need of pulling. Arriving in Tombstone in 1881, the Doctor seeks a dentist. Alas, the only dentist in town is the infamous Doc Holliday, who has a date with destiny near the OK Corral. And he looks more like the Doctor than the Daleks' robot did. Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon sung by Lynda Barron.
Encore Australia
Sat 5:20AM AEDT "Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D." 1966 theatrical
Dr. Who and Susan travel through time once again, this time arriving
on Earth in the 22nd Century. Humanity has been conquered by the
Daleks. Now Susan and Dr. Who must get humanity un-conquered. Remake
of the Hartnell story The Dalek Invasion Of Earth.
BBC Kids
7 Days A Week 1 + 3:30AM EST (10PM + 12:30AM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends)
Wed The Brain of Morbius pts 3+4 of 4
The Sisterhood of Karn make life difficult for the 4th Doctor and Sarah. Condo locates his missing arm.
Thu The Seeds of Doom pts 1+2 of 6
Fri The Seeds of Doom pts 3+4 of 6

Two seed pods discovered in Antarctica draw the love and affection of an eccentric billionaire in rural England. They're precious to him.
Sat State of Decay all 4 pts
Vampiric rulers have driven a civilization to the point of barbarity. Unfortunately for the evil rulers, the 4th Doctor, Romana, and K9 have just arrived. Fortunately for them, so has Adric, and he's still a tad green at this getting involved in alien culture business.
Sun Warriors' Gate all 4 pts
You cannot cross the border between the universes. Not without a Charged Vacuum Embointment, one of the rarest events in the universe. Or you could just use the heavily traveled, highly publicized, bloody large gateway that's open all the time. Hmm.
Mon The Seeds of Doom pts 5+6 of 6
The Victory Garden - World Conquest And Consumption Of Humanity Edition!
Tue The Masque of Mandragora pts 1+2 of 4
Come and see the Hitchhiker's Guide To Subjugating Earth In The 15th Century Under The Guide Of The Infamous Demnos - Volume 1.
Coming 16 February, Peter Davison episodes come to BBC Kids.
NHPTV New Hampshire
analog 11, 49, 52
digital 11-2 (57-2), 49-2 (48-2), 52-2 (49-2)
Boston DirecTV 11,955
Boston Dish 11,8781
Sat 11PM EST Planet of Evil pt 1 of 4
The 4th Doctor and Sarah come across the remains of a scientific expedition to a planet on the border between the dimensions of matter and anti-matter.
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY
analog 24, 59
digital 24-1 (25-1)
Sun 5:30PM EST The Android Invasion pt 1 of 4
Sarah and the 4th Doctor find England seemingly empty of people.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Sat 11PM EST Warriors of the Deep pts 1+2 of 4
2084. A military seabase. On the brink of intercontinental war, the military and saboteurs find their fun little ongoing conflict interrupted by the return of the Silurians and Sea Devils, reptilian creatures who tried to wipe out humanity in the 20th Century. The Doctor gets one more time to try to work out peace between the species.
MPT Maryland
analog 22, 67, 31, 28, 62, 36
digital 22-2 (42-2), 67-2 (29-2), 31-2 (44-2), 28-2 (56-2), 28, 54
DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
Baltimore Dish 22,8736
Late Sat Mid EST The Space Museum movie (The Space Museum, The Dimensions Of Time, The Search, The Final Phase)
Vicki, Barbara, Ian, and the 1st Doctor deal with the consequences of the 4th Dimension. After being presented a view of the future where they are dead, the TARDIS crew try to figure out what goes wrong to shuffle them off the mortal coil. But the knowledge of the future leaves them off-balance, second guessing every move.
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Sat 11PM EST The Greatest Show in the Galaxy pts 1+2 of 4
Come see the greatest show in the galaxy! Clowns, kites, amateur hour. Just make sure your act is good. Cause you're not going to get two chances to make a good audition.
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Sat 11:41PM CST Warriors' Gate pt 3 of 4
See BBC Kids for details.
analog 11, 12, 21, 24, 27, 32, 32, 36, 36
digital 11 (50), 45, 25, 18, 28, 33, 35, 35, 34 - not on air
Des Moines DirecTV 11,474
Des Moines Dish 11,9116
Cedar Rapids Dish 12,9161
Omaha Dish 32,9146
Sat 11:35PM CST The Invasion of Time pts 1+2 of 6
The 4th Doctor arrives on Gallifrey claiming that he is the rightful President of the Time Lords. Thus begins the most unorthodox presidency the world has ever seen.
KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
analog 12, 32
digital 12-1 (38-1)
Denver DirecTV 12,910
Denver Dish 12,8211
Pre-empted by the almost monthly pledge specials. Returns late Friday January 23 at 12:30AM.
KUED/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
analog 7
digital 7-1 (42-1), 19-1 (19-1)
Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
Sat 11:30PM MST Earthshock pt 2 of 4
The 5th Doctor, the TARDIS crew, and the military team up to search for an alien invasion fleet en route to cause destruction on the Earth. A rare example that you actually can put more than 3 or 4 people into the TARDIS at one time.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
analog 28,15,65
digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
Seattle DirecTV 28,910
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Sat 7PM + 12:30AM PST The Time Meddler: The Watcher ep 1 of 4
Sat 7:30PM + 1AM PST The Time Meddler: The Meddling Monk ep 2 of 4
Steven Taylor doesn't believe that the TARDIS can travel through Time. Vicki and the 1st Doctor cannot convince him. Arriving in the 11th Century does not convince him. And certainly finding 20th Century artefacts lying about won't do much to convince him either.
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA
analog 54,25
digital 50,58 - not on air
San Francisco DirecTV 54,903
San Francisco Dish 54,8234
Monterey Dish 25,9190
Late Sat January 31 1:30AM PST Interview With Terry Nation
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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