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Wednesday 10th March 2004

This Week In Doctor Who - April 10, 2004
(posted 10th Mar 2004, 1:26pm - TWIDW post #0213)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - March 10, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 10
Doctor Who Magazine had big news in its latest edition - telesnaps
of episodes 1,2,3,5,6,+7 of the first season story Marco Polo have
turned up. These photos give an extensive look into how the episodes
looked. Details at , and all over the
net by now.
Iowa Public TV is airing the BBV documentary The Doctors as a pledge special this weekend. People who can't tune in Saturday night can visit IPTV's website to see how to pledge online.
Maryland Public TV is planning a Viewers Choice week from Monday, April 26 to Friday, April 30. On the website you can vote from their choices for shows to air during the week, or you can write in programs. Doctor Who is not among the regular choices on the site, so if people want to voice support for Who airing in that week they'll have to write in. Obviously, they only want to hear from people who can actually see MPT.
If you're in Australia, you probably heard this already, but The War Games will not air on ABC next week. Copyright issues regarding Dalek appearances in stories after The Chase. Since the Dalek scene in episode 10 was not excised, the story could not air.
Trying to update my information. Are these repeaters still on the air? Have they moved? Were they eaten by Drashigs?

W59AU 59 Utica, NY - from WCNY 24 Syracuse, NY
K65BU 65 Gray's River, WA - from KBTC 28 Tacoma, WA
K32EO 32 Colorado Springs, CO - from KBDI 12 Denver, CO
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 - Richard E Grant is The Doctor in a fully animated 6 episode story. The Shalka prepare to conquer the Earth from below. Unfortunately for them, the Doctor is back.
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)
Charles Martin discusses the selection of the writers for the new
Doctor Who series. Should be offered online a few days after the
initial airing. Next episode airs early March 29.
Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon in the 2nd Doctor's era) is the guest
in an episode remembering the life of Patrick Troughton.
Joey interviews India Fisher (Charley in the Big Finish 8th Doctor
audio dramas), recorded at the 2003 Chicago TARDIS convention.
Shaun Lyon of Outpost Gallifrey is the
featured guest. The Gallifrey One convention and other topics are
The first American Who episode in the current every two week format.
Interviews with the 5th Doctor (Peter Davison) and Jason Haigh-
Ellery of Big Finish Productions (the ongoing original Who audio
Conclusion of a 1987 radio interview with John-Nathan Turner, Nicola
Bryant, and Brian Sloman, conducted at the end of the Doctor Who
Celebration tour. Also, Charles Martin reviews the year in Doctor
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
Hour 1 - Sci-Fi News and Comment. Hour 2 - Dr. Phil Plait, the "Bad
Astronomer". Hour 3 - Robert Hogg from NASA's jet propulsion
laboratory. Hour 4 - American Who, topic Charles Martin.


UK Gold
Sat 7-9AM GMT Planet of Evil movie
A scientific expedition to find a new source of energy for the Morestran people disappears, leading a rescue ship and the 4th Doctor into a fight to survive against the power of anti-matter.
Sun 7-9AM GMT Pyramids of Mars movie
Sutekh, last of the Osirans, sits imprisoned on the planet Mars, trapped forever by his compatriots to end his reign of death and destruction. In the year 1911, Sutekh finds a way to contact Earth and prepare the way for his escape. The 4th Doctor and Sarah must keep Sutekh from getting free, or the present and future will be destroyed.

UK Gold + 1
Sat 8-10AM GMT Planet of Evil movie
Sun 8-10AM GMT Pyramids of Mars movie
Thu 6:04PM The Seeds of Death ep 4 of 6
Mon 6:04PM The Seeds of Death ep 5 of 6
Tue 6:04PM The Seeds of Death ep 6 of 6

The Ice Warriors plan to destroy the atmosphere of Earth, which would still leave it habitable for their invasion fleet. The 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe work at the moonbase to try to end this cold war once and for all.
Wed 6:05PM Spearhead From Space ep 1 of 4
Due to copyright issues regarding Dalek appearances in stories later than The Chase, the 10 episode finale of the 2nd Doctor (The War Games) will not air on ABC at this time. The Daleks had a cameo in episode 10, and ABC chose not to edit the episode. Instead, the 3rd Doctor's era begins with the first ever colour episode. Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart of U*N*I*T is investigates unusual meteor showers. In one such shower, a familiar-looking Police Telephone Box turns up. But the occupant doesn't look at all like the man the Brigadier remembers - The Doctor.
BBC Kids
7 Days A Week 1 + 3:30AM EST (10PM + 12:30AM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends)
Wed The King's Demons both pts
First time on BBC Kids. The 5th Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough are welcomed lovingly as demons by King John of England. Someone wants to keep the King from signing the Magna Carta.
Thu Warriors of the Deep pts 1+2 of 4
Fri Warriors of the Deep pts 3+4 of 4

First time on BBC Kids. In the 20th Century, groups of Silurians and Sea Devils awakened from long hibernation. Each time, the 3rd Doctor tried to broker peace with humanity, and each time, the reptilian species chose to wipe out humanity, and failed. The world thought both species were extinct. But in 2084, it turns out both species are very much alive, and eager for revenge. The 5th Doctor finds himself with one final chance to try for peace. Are the Silurians and Sea Devils worth it? Are the humans on the seabase under attack worth saving if peace is impossible? And what has everyone been eating?
Sat Arc of Infinity all 4 pts
The 5th Doctor finds his identity cloned by a famous Time Lord who wants to return to our dimension - with tragic results. In other matters, Tegan discovers what happened to her disreputable cousin Colin. Guest starring Colin Baker, 2 seasons before he took over as The Doctor.
Sunday - non-BBC and mostly non-kids movies in a marathon all day - no Doctor Who
Mon The Awakening both pts
First time on BBC Kids. The quest for Tegan's grandfather brings the TARDIS to the village of Little Hobcombe, where war games seem determined to bring the violence and death of 1643 to the tranquility of 1984.
Tue Frontios pts 1+2 of 4
First time on BBC Kids. At the end of known history, the TARDIS travels farther than the Time Lords permit, leaving the 5th Doctor trapped on a planet he's not allowed to visit interfering in human matters he can't interfere in.
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
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Next episode airs March 20.
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY
analog 24, 59
digital 24-1 (25-1)
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Doctor Who returns March 28.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Sat 11PM EST Planet of Fire pts 1+2 of 4
Turlough finds himself working to mislead the 5th Doctor, keeping him from interpreting alien artefacts on Earth that Turlough recognizes all too well. Introducing Nicola Bryant as Peri.
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 Mind Robber movie
(Time approximate after pledge drive.) An emergency trip outside time and space leaves the TARDIS out of sorts and the 2nd Doctor in a realm where fantasy becomes reality, literature is interactive, and you can write the future.
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Next episode airs March 20.
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Sat 11:30PM CST Logopolis pt 3 of 4
The 4th Doctor and the TARDIS have been shrunk by the Master's manipulation of the math of Logopolis. The Doctor must be saved before Logopolis is doomed. Pre-empted by pledge drive next week.
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 11:45PM CST The Doctors: 30 Years Of Time Travel And Beyond
BBV documentary special
As part of IPTV's pledge season (Festival), this documentary from BBV filled with interviews of te cast and crew of Doctor Who airs. Pre-empted by pledge drive next week. Doctor Who returns March 27.
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 pledge drive. Next episode TBA.
KUED/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
analog 7
digital 7-1 (42-1), 18-1 (18-1), 19-1 (19-1)
Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Doctor Who returns March 20.
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 PST The Tomb of the Cybermen eps 1+2 of 4
12:30AM repeat pre-empted by pledge drives. Welcome to the 2nd Doctor's era. An archaeological dig, a long dead foe, and tiny cybernetic creatures herald the return of the Cybermen in this classic story.
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
April 3 - s{KTEHSpecials/PatrickTroughton=Patrick Troughton special}}
US Sci-Fi Channel
Late Sunday April 11 - Doctor Who1996 TV Movie
3AM EDT East Feed, 3AM PDT West Feed
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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